Hfe jou^i^S ieJburnal-Ratriot INDEPENDENT IN l^bUshed Mondays and Thiirsdays at North Wilkesboro^ N. C. - y ,D. J. CARTER sad JlJliUS C HUBBARD, , > PaMisherB,' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' fl.OO Year ^ th« State; |1.60 Out ot the State. Entered at the post office at North Wilkesboro, N. C., as second class matter nnder Ac* of March A 1879." MONDAY/FEBRUARY 20, 1933 Some boys are small for their age and so are some men. It is queer how unfailingly the neigh bors find you out, and how seldom the bill collector does. \ Sales Tax In Mississippi Some idea of the workings of the sales tax in Mississippi is gathered from an edi torial appearing in the Gastonia Gazette which comes to us through the .Shelby Star. Every man, woman and child in Mis sissippi paid 10 cents each per month during the first six months of the oper ation of the general sales t?.N And the *^ad story .is that the sales tax, which also included incomes of professional men, manufacturers and utilities, yielded less than a million dollars. Farmers of North Carolina w'ho are are seeking tax relief should count thi members of their families and see whether $1.80 . each—a three per cent tax being proposed in this state—isn’t more than the 15.-cent ad valorem for school pur poses which the people would like to see .taken off. Anyway, we observe the workings of the sales tax in Mississippi as told by the Gastonia Gazette as follows: “For the first six months the tax was in operation in Mississippi, from May 1, 1932 to October 31, 1932, a total of $946,- 478.30 was collected from the retail sales tax on accumulated sales of $49,064,121. For the entire year it is expected the reve nue from this tax will amount to about $2,000,000 on total gross sa'es of $100,- 000,000. In Mississippi, however, the sales tax applies to incomes of professional men, to manufacturers, wholesalers and public utilities, so that only 80.6 per cent of the entire revenue from the sales tax is de rived from the retail sales tax. The figures so far given have been those relating only to the retail sales tax. “The amount of taxes paid by the var ious retail groups under the retail sales tax, as given in a recent summary i.ssued by the Mississippi tax commi.-sion. shows that the largest amount wa.s paid by the general merchandise group, composed of department, dr>- goods, general and five •and ten cent stores. The food group, com posed of grocery stoi'es, meat markets and restaurants came next, with the automo tive group, composed of truck, tractor and accessory dealers ■ ' Scout Training. .. _ A The^'observftnce of National Scout Week iTJCently gave the people of the Wil-^ Itesboros a clearer conception peiiia^- lhatt they have heretofore hsxi of the Scout movement, what Itlmeana. what It has and can accomplish. V'- '■ Youth takes a serious obligation in be coming a Boy/:Scout. The Scout oath and the Scout law give us an idea of vhat the Scouts are striving to attain in the way of idealism and actdal visible accomplish ments. . " For our readers who may never have seen a copy of these obligations, we are giving them below: THE SCOUT OATH Before he becomes'a Scout a boy must promise: On my honor I will do my Best: ^ 1. To do my duty to 6od and my country, and to obey the Scout Law; 2. To help other people at all times; 3. To keep myself physically strong, ment ally awake, and morally straigtit. The scout law 1. A Scout is Trustworthy. A Scout’s honor is to be trusted. If he were to violate his hon or by telling a lie, or by cheating, or by not doing e.\actly a given task, when trusted on his honor, he may he directed to hand over his Scout Badge. 2. A Scout is Loyal. He is loval to all to whom loyalty i.s due; his Scout Leader, his home, and parents, and country 3. A Scout is Helpful. He must'be prepared at any time to save life, help in’ured persons, and share the home duties. He must do at least one Good Turn to somebody every day. 4. A Seoul is Friendly. He ?3 a friend to all and a brother to every other Scout. 5. A Scout is Courteous. He is polite to all, especially to women, children, old people, and - the weak and helpless. He must not take pay. for being helpful or courteous. 6. A Scout is Kind. He is a friend to ani mals. He will not kill nor hurt any living creature needlessly but will strive to save and protect all harmless life. . 7. A Scout is Obedient He obeys his par ents, Scoutmaster, Patrol Leader, and all other duly constituted authorities. 8. A Scout is Cheerful. He smiles whenever he can. His obedience to orders is prompt and cheery. He never shirks nor grumbles at hardships. 9. A Scout is Thrifty. He does not wanton ly destroy property. He works faithfully, wastes nothing, and makes the best Use of his opportunities. He saves his money so that he may pay his own way. be generous to those in need, and helpful to worthy objects. He may work for pay hut mu':! not receive tips for courtesies or Good Turns. 10. A Scout is Brave. He has the' courage to face danger in spite of fear and to. stand up for the right against the coaxing of of friends or the jeers or threats of enemies, and defeat does not down him. 11. A Scout is Clean. He keeps clean in body and thoughts, stands for clean speech, clean sport, clean habits, and travels with a clean crowd. , 12. A Scout is Reverent. He, is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties and respects the conviefors.s of others in matters of customs and lelir'cn- PUfiLIC PULSE rhis is a column open to tiie pub lie for free exprearfon. TJ>*r. 7otu^ does 9ot assume anjr'fe- sponaltiilitsr for articles printe'" under this heading, andm^her endorses .nor condetons them PleaM ba'hs brief as posaHe. • ■ ^ ;df my comottiUtjr, 1 feel I dwe’i to myself and tp the ones In my community to gtyo to the pub lic the tmth. My attitude -on prohibition la * public record, iand if for no ^ot Attempted Assassination It is evident that in .spite of that friend ly and generous nature.which would cause him to shake the hand of the farmer and ii,r factory laborer as well as that of a king, automobile, lit is evident that Franklin D. Roosevelt, ' ■ in'as the President-elect, must surrender to trUCK, traCTOr anu aa LUC X iciuLLv-uL ccev, ... third place. The miscellaneous group, (that irksome restraint wnich a heavy body composed of hotels, drug stores, newspap ers, jewelry stores, funeral parlors, flor ists and cigar stores, were in fourth place. The revenues obtained from the various groups and the total gross rales of each group for the first six months the 2 per cent sales tax wps in operation in Mis sissippi, are as follows; Revenue $224,079 32,778 8,387 306,778 168,472 47,621 159,360 $946,478 Food Stores Clothing Furniture General Mdse. Automotive Lumber & Bldg. Miscellaneous .. Totals Gross Sales $11,203,967 1.588,910 419,394 15,338,937 9,622,060 2,500,519 8,390,331 849,064,121 58,925 35,672 2,114 109,352 $227,243 $946,478 $1,178,721 first six “This revenue collected from the retail sales group comprised only 80.6 per cent of the total collections from all brackets of the various groups included under the sales tax The revenues obtained from the groups included under the sales tax are as follows; « 17a Professional & Persona! Service $ 21,178 Manufacturers Group Wholesale Group Natural Resources Group Pubfic Utilities Group Total - Total from retail sales group Grand total all sources “Tnese figures are for th- months operation of the sales tax law on ly. The collections showed a steady in crease from month to month, advancing from a per capita collection of only 6.4 cents per person the first month to 13 cents per person for the sixth month, or an *average monthly per capita tax of 9.7 cents per person per month or the first six months. , the population in Mississippi is much smaller than in North Carolina “mounting to only of which anlv '996,856 a>re white, with 1,012,965 SeSo^ as^ompared with 3,300,000 per- Jons in North Carolina, of which only 810,000 are negroes; the figures showing the operation of the sal® tax there are regar4ed ♦oir ivoTild nnp.rftte guard places around a President. As a result of the attempt to a.ssas.sinato him at Miami la.st week, the guard will be en larged and the vigilance of tho.se who sur round him will be doubled. The attempted assassination brings to mind the attempt to kill former President Theodore Roosevelt, a distant cousin, of the President-elect, when he was cam paigning for the Presidency in 1912. He was at Milwaukee on October 15, 1912, when a maniac fired at him as he was stepping into an automobile which was waiting to take him to a lecture hall. He suffered only a flesh wound and deliver ed hrs speech before going to a hospital for medical attention. Three Presidents were assassinated while in office. Abraham Lincoln, the first of the three, was killed in Ford Theatre at Washington on April 14, 1865. James A. Garfield was shot in Washington on July 2, 1881, and William McKinley was fatally shot at Buffalo on September 6, 1901. Give It To Him The proposal to give President-Elect Roosevelt full authority to reduce govern mental expenses is sensible. We do not be lieve Congress will deny him the oppor tunity to carry into effect some of the economies which he promised the voters in the campaign unless the representa tives and senators are fearful lest some their friends be cut off from tjieir jobs. No other excuse can be offered for the failure of Congress to grant the authority, if fail it does. Congress, which never gave Mr. Hoover more than half-hearted sup port, denied the outgoing President the chance. It should not he.stiate to give Mr. Roosevelt an opportunity. No small bloc has the power to prevent passage of such legislation as necessary to give Mr.. Roosevelt complete authority. So the American voter will .and^. should hold the senators and represent^iv® who vote against the move for a sweeping re- „gg living a u* wv-o vision in the cost of governnient, respon'^ how 8 «tonilar shies tax would.operate sible.'and render the verdict when^.. they ~ . agai^ face the e^ctorate. »» I' , A REPLY TO G.ARPIBLD - EUxEK ^ On* February Mr. Garfield Eller had an article in your pap er in whlcl. he extolled the .vir tues of prohibition and the senti- menta,therein expresaed I can heartily concur, but I do -wish to; take -sharp Issue 'with him ,^when he asserts that Ih Lew* Fork Township there is a blockade dis tillery “on every branch -and even on some of our hills.” Be ing a citizen of the towpshlp and community L-Wlsh to state the conditions are not as -he has painted them. In fact, I have lived here for approximately thirty years and starting at Judd McNeil’s home on the Boone Trail highway, and running to the fork of Lewis Fork Creek to the Congo and Ready Branch Road, including -Mt. Pleasant ac credited high school,' to the bridge at the S. V. Cardwell place, and with the road to Roby Sullivans’ and then with the Boone ’frail . Highway, back, to Judd .McNeil’s, Incliimng all this bounded section iu which Gar field Eller himself lives, which is about two and one halt,or three miles square, there has never been within the ’thirty years I have lived here, to -my know ledge, a blockade distillery, save one which was operated at two or three different places in the territory and operated by this' same Garfield Eller, who now has so completely reformed as to sing of the virtues of prohibi tion. I feel that, I am in position to know something of the sitau-. atlon in this community, "having served in the capacity of I^puty Sheriff lor six years and 1 de stroyed this copper distillery operated by Mr. Eller, which was reported to me by one of his brothers. I presume that I am a mem ber of “one of the dishonorable groups’’ he alleges tried to hold him up on February 1st, "with guns," and I wish to briefly des cribe what occured in this en counter with him- and can sup port jay statement by honorable eye witnesses. On the date above mentioned accompanied ^ by my wife 1 had started to visit 1« my daughter’s home and on the road I encountered Garfield Eller who was armed with a white oak cl^b engaged in an altercation with some of his neighbor boys end a lady. When I approached he was threatening some of group with the club and asserting that he “would burst their brains out.’’ When I was approximately forty feet distance he forbade me to advance any further “up that road,” and the only thing I had said to him up to this time was to nqure wh.at the trouble was. It was true that I was carrying a shot gun and he seemed to in timate that *l had my gun for him. In order to assure him that I meant no harm I unloaded my gun. It is also true that I retain ed the barrel in my hand hut only because of the violent at titude of Mr. Eller, who was armed with a white oak club, I remembered that Mr. Eller, the law abiding citizen that he claims to be, had on occasions been known to strike women, and his wife was no exception, nad I also remembered that he had barred the road to me once before and had drawn his knife and also that-at that time he called. for his shot gun and the gun was brought to him by some of his children. In-fifteen or twenty minutes he finally gave us room to pass him on the public road and we went on to started. In that manner Mr. Eller wes held up by “one of the dis honorable 'kroups” that he .re fers to. On another occasion this disci ple of law and order held up Claude McN-jil and drove him from the roadjwlth rocks, and at that time our “prohibitionist'’ of Lewis Fork Township was in a drunken condition. More recent than that, In fact about two years ago, this same man I am talking about, was pre vented frpm killing Waud Eller by Mitch Whittington, when hej otherrreason than' th$ fact that llq'tor has 'twen partly responsible for the rechrd that Garfield Eller has 'made for himself, that would he sufficient to convince me that It Is a cure and should be atamped out. Mr. Eller recently caused Mitch Whit tington to be .indicted in the Federal Court, and after the case was heard by a Jury ef- twelve men and the Federal Court the •jury preferred not tc believe ^ wbai: Mr. Eller had said and Mr. ■ Whittington was set free. i I have not tried to avoid the facts, as I know them of my own knowledge. I have not cast in sinuations O’* Innndoes but have used names and sited facts, and I am willing to establish, any thing I have stated that "our neighbor who believes In prohfbi- tion” should designate. ' L. G. WOODIE. Millers Greek Hi ; School'Honor Roll Following is the honor roll of Millers Creek high school fof'the fourth month: ! 1st Grade: Beulah Rhodes, Evelyn Grce;, Odell Bare, Junior Eller, Herman I.ovette, Mack Ni?hols. 2nd Grade: Warren Bumgar ner, M. P. Bumgnrner, Jr., Jene Bumgarner. Joe Owens, David Wllhorn, Pauline Maxwell, Olive McNeil. • 3rd Grade- Prank Caudill, Rex Bumgarner, James Faw, Hazel Hayes. Paris Kilby, Quincy Edd Nichols, Pi'l Smithey, James Nichols, Mabel W’agoner, Emma Mae^ Rhinehardt. 4th Grade: Francis Curtis, Iris Bumgarner, Billie Hayes. Emma- gean Bumgarner. Leis Church. 5th Grader Fern Brooks, An na Laura ranter Howard Bum garner. 6th Grade: Louise Wilhorn, Rowena Sn Itbey Lucy Roten, Magdalene Reinhardt,.. Otha B. Nichols, Rubv McNeil. 7th Grade. Jessie Minton, Wil- la Nichols, Joyce Rhodes, Arlene Nichols, Len Smithey, John Kil by, Theodore Nichols. 8th Grade- James Kilby, Avis Dean .Martin. 9th Grade: Frances Bumgar ner. Helen Hayes. * 10th Grade: "Violet Kendall, Grace Lovette, Annie Lizzie Mc- Glamery, Drjtheda 'WMsh. 11th Grade; Winnie Marie Vannoy, Albert Wellons, Estelle Yates. Let us tune up ywsr car foir sjmng NEW LOW PRICES ON Murray Tires Wiley Brook* and Jeter. Crysel The Motor Service Co. » North Wilkesboro, N. O. C. G. ARMFIELD JOINS STAFF ELKIN TRIBUNE Announcement was made last week .that C. G. Armfield, well known Elkin citizen, has joined the Staff of the Elkin ’Tribune and will be connected with the news end of the paper; B. H.. Mortimer Dies Edw. H -M'brtip’er. prominent lumberman and former-resident of silk Park, died in a Johnson City, Tenn., hospital Thursday from a pistol wound apparently Inflicted by himseH on the prev ious • afternoon. According to available ■ informat’on, Mr. Mor timer had lunched with his fam ily arid had then gone to his of fice which IS within fifty feet of the residjpee. Shortly afterwards a shot heard and his broth er, J. MorG^er, accompanied by B. H. Mortimer, .ir., rushed to the office where they found the deceased man suffering froBt- a severe wound in the head. A gun was found' c'ose by. Brief News Note* From The ^Vatauga Democrat (Thursday, February 16) *■ Nlley G. Norris Dies Niley G. Norris 58 years old, (died at the home of a brother, W. C. Norris, near Boone, Mon day morning after a severe ill ness of about six months with a kidney ailment. Bingham Named Raleigh. N. C.—John H. Bing ham, of Bonne, has been desig nated as attorney for Watauga county whose cerlificates of ti tle for liens, chattels and mort gages will he accepted by the Regional Agricultural Credit Cor poration of Raleigh. N. C., for loans to be made to the people of this county, John P. Stedman, executive vice-president and man ager, announces. Keeper: “Don’t you see that notice, ‘No fishins here’?’’ Fisherman: “Yes, but It’s wrong. I have caught half a doz en already.” had'Eller down and was seeking to strike him with a rock which he had drawn over him. After these and numerous other (\e- bucheries that Mr. Eller engag ed in Jacob decided to put bn j the garb of Esau and then It was | that he became “our neighbor who believes In prohibition.'’ I could continue to enumerate *j| various drunken sprees In j which our “neighbor who believes in prohibition” has engaged.in- but it would only cumber .the record, and I don’t believe In ’'washing j our dirty linen” in puljlic. I re* 'gret •exceedingly t hat It became, necessary for- me- to wash ■; 1^1® much, and hold At^np. to public] gaze, but since, naquestional^y. the article that J 'refer to wa»| published for the puriwse rf| casUng ref lection against othef law abiding ^ Announcement The stock of merchandise of the Cash Hardware Company has b®n moved from the building next door to E. M. Blackburn & Sons to the building occupied by the Smoak Furniture Company, and will be operated in the future as the hardware department of the Smoak Furniture Company. ’ Mr. Burl C. Hayes, who has b®n manager of the hardware store for the p®t several y®rs, will be glad to have all former patrons, and new customere call on him for their needs in genenal hardware, roofing, rang®, stov®, wire fencing, etc. We have ad^ed many new items to our hardware line, and we now offer the farmers, ®rpenters, and home-owners a complete stock from which to make their sel®tion. Remember, the Cash Hardware Co«««ny is now in new quarters—iear Smoak Fomit^ Com pany Budding on Tenth Street. Prices Arie Now Lower Than They Have Been In Ten Years SMWFURNITURE CO. (Hardware Departinait) : I ^Tcnth Street

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