Maxwell Denounces All Forms Of Sales Tax DELIVERS FINE ADDRESS HERE TO CIVIC CLUBS X -5 Candidate For Governor Says Relief Must Come From Reduction In Cost Of Government. -5 I am opposed to all forms of sales tax. 1 favor a reduction in the cost of government in this state. Briefly summarized, these were the two outstanding points stressed by Allan Jay Maxwell, commissioner of revenue and candidate for governor, in his address last Friday night before the three civic clubs of this city. ^ Two types of sales tax were propos ed at the last legislature, Mr. Maxwell stated: 1. The genefal sales tax. 2. The luxury sales tax. Either form, he stated, would be detrimental to business and would throw the business of the state into interstate channels instead of state channels. He also stated the luxury tax would place an additional burden on those least able to pay. Reductions in the cost of govern ment should be made, he said, in the operating expenses of the following: 1. State. 2 County. 3. Municipalities. The general assembly helped reduce the tax burden on property, the speaker continued, but further relief must be found as much property will not even pay taxes this year, he said. The total cost of government in this state is 102 millions of dollars; while the present market value of farm pro ducts is only about 100 millions of dollars in a state predominantly agri cultural. The state can not stand such a cost of government, he said, and other plans must be adopted. The cost as re lated to business shows a similar con dition. m BIG RAILWAYS AGREE TO AID' WEAKER ROADS -5 Atlantic City, N. J.—America’s big brother railroads here pronounced themselves willing to help their little brothers meet the vicissitudes of busi ness. Accepting in principle the plan of the Interstate Commerce commission to pool revenues resulting from freight rate increases to be granted by the commission, the Association of Rail way Executives appointed a commit tee to confer with the commission to obtain a "more definite understanding and to suggest certain modifications ” The freight rate increases, not gen eral in character, will be allowed by the commission only if the earnings resulting therefrom are utilized for weaker roads. As explained by a railroad executive who attended the closed sessions, the rail chiefs agreed: 1. —That the commission’s pool olan should be adopted if certain obstacles cam be surmounted. 2. —That the increased earnings re sulting from the rise in freight rates should be pooled, the pool to be ad ministered by the railroads, not a gov ernment agency. « .1 1 1 *11 1 _ inai wmie wcdkci ludus wm granted funds from the pool the funds will be loans, not gifts. 4. —That railroads accepting such loans will not pay dividends. 5. —That the association cease con sideration of the plan until their ap pointed committee has conferred with the commission and pronounced itself ready to report. The important issue was described as the determination that the funds shall be loaned, not given and that the railroads administer the funds, not the government. 5 German Pilot Flies With Kite Borkum, Germany.—When Pilot Mertschat flies his kite he goes up with it. Attaching a 500-foot length of light stetle cable to his sail plane and anchoring the other end to the ground, he climbs into the plane and waits for the breeze to lift him. Then he cut loose and makes a flight. --5 ADOPTS PIG-TAIL ECONOMY South Charleston, Ohio.—About the only virtue of pigs’ tails is that they furnish ammunition for wise cracks, according to E. E. Walker, who as serts that it takes a bushel of grain to make the tail grow. Walker declar ed he saved a bushel of grain for eacl pig by cutting off the tail. Gotham Is Given Army-Navy Game Washington.—New York city has seen definitely decided upon for a post-season Army - Navy football jame for the unemployed. December 12 has been agreed upon as the date. The War Department has advised representatives of Cleveland, Chicago md other cities to this effect. The Yankee Stadium will probably se the arena, although definite deci sion to hold the game there rather ! :han at the Polo Grounds has not been made. The post-season service game ast year was played at the Yankee j stadium, which seats about 80,000. SWEETPOTATOK PROVE PROFITABLE Washington.—Sweet potato grow :rs of North Carolina who called up sn the United States department of igriculture and the state experiment station for help in solving their fer :ilizer problems are now profiting by arger yields and more economical pro luction since adopting fertilizer meth sds recommended by federal and state scientists. Dr. J. J. Skinner, senior biochemist )f the bureau of chemistry and soils, ] eported the results of a six-year ex periment by the bureau and the North Carolina experiment station in Curri- j ;uck county, N. C., on the principal , sweet potato soil of the South Atlan- j :ic seaboard. ] Potato growers of Currituck county i ,vho experienced difficulty in getting < lewly set plants to live, suffered from ; sroken stands, from crops maturing ; :oo late for the most favorable mar- : set and from reduced yields asked' ' :he federal and state governments to 1 ud them. 1 1 he investigators tound the larm- 1 :rs were using fertilizers with nitro gen derived from mineral sources, or • svith potash from low grade potash 1 salts. When applied in quantities of 1,000 or more pounds per acre, under :he plant row, these mixtures caused 1 njury to the young plants, resulting 1 n plant loss, retarded growth, poor I tands, small yields and later maturity 1 or plants which survived. Similar injury was not observed irom fertilizers having the nitrogen derived from organic sources of veg etable and animal waste origin or from fertilizers having nitrogen derived from a mixture of mineral and organ ic sources. Many experiments, in which meth- ( ods and time of applying fertilizers to sweet potatoes were compared, also showed that broadcasting the fertiliz ers over the row after the plants had been set and become well-rooted gave larger yields by an average of 25 bush els per acre than when the fertilizer was applied, as commonly, under the , row before transplanting the plants. The experiments show that fertiliz ers containing 3 to 4 per cent nitro gen, 8 per cent phosphoric acid, and 8 to 10 per cent potash, produce the best results. Compared with the aver age yield for North Carolina of about 100 bushels of sweet potatoes per acre, some yields of 240 bushels an acre were obtained this year with less costly mix tures containing fertilizing materials that are quickly available. Many sweet potato growers of the section have generally adopted the methods recommended. The result was that they have suffered less from in jury to young plants, and had better stands, larger yields and greater prof its. In 1930 North Carolina became the principal sweet potato producing state and the department of agriculture and the state are now cooperating in ex periments in four counties. -5 Negress Unwraps Wad Of Cash And Buys A New Auto Durham.—Eleven hundred dollars in United States currency, mostly $2 bills but all cash, went back into cir culation here after many years of hi bernation when Rose Stokes, 70-year old negress, suddenly got tired of walking. With a. bundle incased in musty newspapers under her arm, Rose shuf fled languidly into an automobile agency and called for service. When she said she wanted a new car the salesman looked dubious. He looked shell shocked when she unwrapped her bundle. It contained a small armful of greenbacks. Rose said she had been saving $2 a week for many years in order that she might enliven the twilight of her life by showing some "tony” neighbors in Hayti (local negro section) a thing or two. She couldn’t drive, but was willing to try. 1 CHAMBER OMMERCE OLUMN By R. E. L. NIEL ^^^_____^■****__________ At this time when organized effort for reducing unemployment during the coming winter is in the offing, when the task of raising funds for the Salvation Army, the Boy Scouts and the annual roll call of the American Red Cross is paramount objects in Sal isbury’s affairs, the following from The Rotarian, the monthly official publication of The Rotary Clubs ex presses much:—"The man who will not lend his brains, his energy and some of his money to the efforts of his fellow citizens in directing the constructive forces of his community along the course that is best for the city as a whole is not a useful citizen. No man has a right to refuse his sup port to a community movement any more than the community has a right to refuse'its protection to any man.” It is indeed true. You have no more right to be indifferent to your city’s efforts, hopes and ambitions than to neglect your own family. For every citizen is in reality a sort of "Rela tive.” You as a unit, are morally re sponsible for what is done or what is left undone. Blessed with ideal weather, present ing exhibits and attractions unexcell ed, the Row in county fair that closed its gates around midnight Saturday last gave to Salisbury and its sur rounding country an opportunity for commingling together and wholesome amusement, and has proven again the asset it is to this community. Speaking for the Chamber of Commerce the conductor of this column extends hearty congratulations to Mr. McCan less and Mr. Whitlock and expresses the hope that each recurring exhibi tion may be as successful, as pleasing and as beneficial, which is all that any one could ask. _ I In the October issue of The Na tions Business, Merle Thropc, its edi tor, cites the following as some of the popular fallacies which handicap busi ness:— "The rich pay most of'the taxes.” "We ought to jail the speculators.” "Next year will be an off year be cause of the election.” ■ "Two per cent of the people own ninety percent of the wealth.” "Machinery is the cause of unem ployment.” "The independent is inefficient and ought to be wiped out.” "There is no business to be had so I play golf.” "You’ve got to die to win—that’s the trouble with insurance.” "The power interests are out to milk the public.” "Bankers try to gobble up the bus iness they serve.” "There is no place for little business today.” "No man is worth $100,000 a year to any business.” The Board of Directors of the Sal- j sbury Chamber of Commerce will j lold their first meeting since the sum- ; ner vacation on Monday night next \ it 7:30. It will be the regular session vhich is held on the first Monday i light of the month and there are a lumber of important matters on the igenda for consideration. The question >f securing literature for distribution :o the many inquiries that haVe been filing up since the old supply was ex lausted is one of the vital subjects, rhe Chamber has been seriously handi capped in not being able to have new booklets printed owing to the city au thorities being unable, under the rui ng of Attorney General Brummitt, to make any subscription to the budget fund for the present year thus cut ting off some $600 from the revenue of the organization. The loss can be made up if some twenty-five or thirty fully able citizens and concerns not now members of the organization will come to its relief in the emergency. "The nations of the world have overstocked themselves with machin ery and manufacturing plants far in excess of the wants of production. This full supply of economic tools to meet the wants of nearly all branches of commerce and industry is the most important factor in the present indus trial depression. Though the discovery of new processes of manufacture will undoubtedly continue, and this wil' act as an ameliorating influence, it will not leave room for marked extension such has been witnessed in rhe last SO years, or afford employment to the vast amount of capital which has been created during that period. The day of large profits is probably past” * ^ * No, the foregoing is not the emanatior from some economic highbrow issued during the past few weeks or months. It is a quotation from the Official Re port of the United States Department of Labor in 1886, and as Andy would '> say "Let that be a lesson to you.” SAYS POLICEMaF SHOULD BE HERO -j Shifting From The Crim inal To The Policeman The Role Of Popular Hero, Is Need, Hoover Says. -5 Washington.—A change in pub lic sentiment, shifting from the crim inal to the policeman the role of popular hero, was advocated by Pres ident Hoover as one means of stamp ing out excessive crime. In a radio message to the opening meeting of the International Asso ciation of Chiefs of Police at St. Pe tersburg, Fla., he condemned the "glo rification of cowardly gangsters.” The President spoke from the cabinet room of the White House. "If the police had the vigilant, uni versal backing of public opinion in their communities,” he said, "if they had the implacable support of the prosecuting authorities and the courts, if our criminal laws in their endeavor to protect the innocent did not fur nish loopholes through which irrespon sible yet clever criminal lawyers daily find devices of escape for the guilty, I am convinced that our police would stamp out the excessive crime and re move the world-wide disrepute which has disgraced some of our great cities.” -J FAMILY FIGHT-CONSCIOUS Westcliffe Col.—What should be i the fighting’s-family in the world i lives at Westcliffe. Four boys, sons of ;j John and Mrs. Coleman, have been named, in order of arrival, James Jeff- j! eries, Stanley Ketchell, Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney. FOR RENT | 4 CONNECTING ROOMS—with BATH, SUITABLE FOR APARTMENT OR offices. Overman Bldg. PHONE 3 53 Nv.19. 3 __■ -» ' ... I■ - ms»»E»3agaanjaaratnaagat^ | CLOTHING VALDES j ! FOR MEN WHO WANT ! | TO SAVE MONEY | * rcemsao1 [ Special Selling NOW! | I MEN’S ONE AND TWO | j PIECE SUITS | I Newest Fall Shades | ! $12.50 ( i $15.00 i $17.50 I $20.00! | Never before have we offered such j values for these low prices! I COME IN AND LOOK THESE j OVER BEFORE YOU BUY! | TREXLER BROS. & I YOST | i $ Heat with coke . . . the clean, efficient fuel j One of Life’s Darker Moments | 1 for the Brown Family | ! Ordinarily the best of husbands and the kindest of fathers, Mr. Brown tonight is having a temporary brain wave. And no wonder! He was all prepared for a thoroughly agreeable evening . . . his favorite chair, his pipe, the very latest detective thriller . . . and now he g discovers someone’s taken the bulb out s? of the lamp again! ^ If you’ve an adequate supply of Mazda k lamps on hand, there’s no necessity for g "dark moments” due to empty sockets. g Order one or more cartons of MAZDA lamps from us NOW. You save time, money and trouble. Simply call our number and ask that the lamps be delivered to you. You pay rJo cash—payments will be made in two monthly installments, beginning December 1. SOUTHERN PUBLIC UTILITIES COMPANY ' AND NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY PHONE 1900 Ride the street cars and avoid the parking nuisance /

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