The. regular meeting of the
Southport Lions Club will be held
tomorrow at the Community
ment of all unpaid taxes, penal
ties and interest. R. E. Ward was
relived of $3.33 in taxes since he
is not a resident of Leland school
district. S. G. Furford was re
lieved of unpaid poll tax since
he is a disabled veteran.
A committee appeared before
the board asking for considera
tion of the proposition that!
Brunswick county cooperate with i
the State Board of Health in
the establishment of a full time!
health department. The board j
promised to give a hearing to a:
proposal at their next regular
meeting, to which a representa
tive of the State Board of Health
will be invited.
WORK ON LANDING
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ing to arrange the dredging of J
a yacht basin near the field. If |
his plans succeed the mud pump-1
ed up will be spread over the j
level field. In any event he hopes i
to have mud pumped up and!
spread over the field when the I
Army Engineers dredge out j
shoals that have formed in the j
Make our store your headquarters when
you need warm winter clothing for any mem
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from which you may choose.
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intracoastal waterway only a few
hundred feet from the field.
The field will give a runaway
1800 feet in length in the direction
of prevailing winds. This should
be ample for small planes.
WILMINGTON MAN IS
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to do anything before returning, j
Twice the immigration officials
ruled that they would have to be
deported that there was no law
that would permit them to re
main here. Each time appeals
were taken by friends and the
refugees stayed on. j
Late in December President
Truman took a personal interest!
in the plight of the refugees. It
was intimated that if there were!
no laws that would allow them
to remain in this country, then
laws would be passed. It was
decided to release all refugees on
bail in the sum of $500.00 each
to await action by Congress.
December 23rd, two days be
fore Christmas, bond was put up
for all. These folks are workers
and they immediately sought em
ployment in the east. A number
of them found desirable employ
ment immediately and went to
While the question of where
they might be able to obtain bond
was still hanging, W. S. Wells of
him. He said that he, Sellers,
then walked out to the highway
and thence back to his home
where he was arrested Monday
by New Hanover officers and
turned over to the Brunswick
Sheriff Stanaland reported that
evidence indicated that the per
son who killed Baiter had suffer
ed some injury to himself, for
blood was on the rope where a
skiff the pair had used was tied
up. Furthermore, the sheriff said,
drops of blood leading away from
the scene indicated the course of
the killer. Sheriff Stanaland said
that there was evidence that
Baker was not dead when he
was placed across the limb.
When Sellers was arrested it
was discovered that he had a cut
on the knuckles of his right hand,
and there was a small cut on the
right hand of the deceased.
Coroner John G. Caison investi
gated the case and ordered an
autopsy performed on the body
of Baker. These findings reveal
ed that his death resulted from
blows from some blunt instru
ment on and about the head.
Sheriff Stanaland declared that
he does not believe that Baker
died of blows struck with Sellers'
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Extension telephones in easy
to-get-to places afford privacy
on the telephone, give added
protection in an emergency.
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in anj room in your house
An extension telephone saves time, steps
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increasing its usefulness. Extension tele
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make* your household ran more smoothly
?keep* 70a from missing important calls.
Ordert for main telephone service are tome
times delayed because of shortages of central
office and other equipment, which are not
involved in the installation of extension tele?
phones. That's why you can note get extension
telephones, though there may still be delays
tn furnishing main telephone service.
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fist. He is of the opinion that
some heavy implement, probably
the oar missing from the boat,
was the death implement. Sellers
denied to the sheriff that he
struck Baker with the oar, but
said that they had used a pair
of them to propel the small boat
in which they had traveled to
gether, and was unable to account
for the disapperance of the oar
that was missing.
BABSON LOOKS OVER
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| of debt and stay out of debt.
7. ? The retail price of some
goods, other than food products,;
imay be higher during 1949, but'
' we believe that the Cost-of-LivinJ
'index has turned downward.
8. Retail price changes lag after
wholesale price changes. This ex- j
| plains why we expect many re
| tail prices on good quality mer-1
| chandise to hold up for awhile
I after wholesale prices decline.
9. The total, farm income for
1949 should be less than that of
1948, due to lower prices for
wheat, corn, pork, poultry, eggs
and certain dairy products. Far
mers should diversify more in
1949, get out of debt, putting sur- j
plus money into savings and pre
pare for real trouble some day.
10. The supply of certain vege
tables and fruits should increase
during 1949. The price of these
should fall off, barring some
weather, insect or blight catastro
11. Paultry and dairy products
will also increase in volume dur
ing 1949, prices averaging less
than 1948 prices.
12. Farmers will continue to
work for extensions of subsides.
The above four Farm Forecasts
assume normal weather. A
drought could upset these.
13. The Federal Budget will not
be decreased during 1949.
14. Federal taxes will not be
decreased during 1949, but there
may be some readjustments to en
courage venture capital and to
ease the tax burden on wages.
15. We forecast that an attempt
will be made by some cities to
put ceilings upon real estate taxes
or enact local sales taxes.
16. The long-term capital gains
tax of 25 per cent will remain
17. Goods on counters will be
of better grade in 1949.
18. There will be many "mark
down sales" of inferior quality
goods. Curbs on installment buy
ing will continue.
19. The dollar value of all re
tail sales in 1949 should about
equal that of 1948, perhaps off
5 per cent.
20. The unit volume of retail
sales will be less in 1949 ttyan
21. Our foreign trade win Re
main about the same. We s flail
continue to help Europe; but it
will be on a more efficient basis.
22. More foreign credits will be
granted during 1949; but these
mostly will be direct to business
23. There will be greater com
petition from other countries in
legitimate foreign trade where the
credit is good.
24. Throughout 1949 war talk
will continue; but no real World
War III will start in 1949. WAR
PREPARATIONS WILL CON
25. Good business depends upon
two thing: (1) reasonable wages
and (2) reasonable prices. When
both of these factors are in bal
ance there is good business; but
when they get out of balance, look
for trouble^ Low prices are of
little help when people have in
sufficient wages with which to
buy; but it is also true that good
wages are of,little use if prices
are too high for people to buy.
The Taft-Hartley Law will be re
pealed or amended to encourage
free speech, union protection and
26. The income of wageworkers
must increase before an advance
in prices. Contrariwise, too high
prices always precede a decline in
employment and wages. This
downward cycle leading to un
employment may begin in 1949.
Much depends upon crops and
27. Labor leaders who get in
creased wage rates usually get
re-elected, while those who do not
get wage increases are liable to
be defeated. Hence, labor leaders
have naturally kept urging'high
er wages, although they may
feel in their hearts that wages are
high enough for the time being.
We forecast that 1949 will see
some change of attitude in this
regard and that wise leaders will
be more interested in preventing
28. If wages are too high, or
ganized labor is the first 'to be
laid off when business declines.
Unorganized workers have the
steadiest jobs and will go through
1949 without losing their posi
29. Some labor leaders will,
during 1949, work for pension
system and sick benefits. This
would be a constructive program
for employers who can afford to
do it, but many employers can
not afford even /these benefits
at this time. Both employers and
wageworkers will some day unite
in urging a program which will
give steady work throughout the
year. This is the best hope for1
lower building costs. Bricklayers,
painters and carpenters are criti
cized today for doing such a small
amount of work, but fe must re
member the many days when
they are unable to work due to
weather and other conditions.
30. Inflation (high^ prices)
comes when consumption exceeds
production. This means that infla-j
tion can be checked only by in-1
creasing production' or by reduc- j
ing the money supply. The job.
of getting prices down today de
pends, therefore, upon what man
agement and labor produce per
hour. We believe that wage in
creases during 1949 will be ac
companied by a corresponding in
crease in the per hour production
31. Some object to the large
profits that their employers are
getting today compared with the
1930's. It, however, should be re
membered that during these re
pression years most employers had
no profits whatsoever. We fore
cast that profits will continue to
be regulated automatically by the
law of supply and demand, rath
er than by the government.
32. At''"some time during 1949
we forecast that the point will
be reached where the nation's in
flation money supply will have be
come fully employed. Hence, em
phasis may shift from efforts to
stop inflation to efforts to halt
33. 1949 may not be a better
year stock market wise than
1948. Investors will especially get
out of stocks of companies which
have most of their assets in big,
"vulnerable in case of war" cities,
reinvesting in cocpanies whose as
sets are well distributed and safe
34. The Administration will not
want the Dow-Jones Industrial
Average to go too high on ac
count of the consequent effect up
on labor's demands. Commodity
speculation will continue to be
35. The wisest will not try to
pick any special "winners" in
1949; but will diversify broadly.
Those who have too many stocks
will gradually build up good re
serves, in cash or Governments,
for the big break which will come
some day. Careful buyers of
stocks will insist on making full
payment and avoid borrowing
36. Safe dividend paying stocks
will be in greatest demand, espe
cially if double taxation on divid
ends should be Eliminated.
37. We are definitely bearish
on low-coupon-rafe, long-tertn
taxable bonds as money rates
will gradually increase.
38. If Congress should exempt
dividends from double federal tax
ation, 1949 will see a further fall
ing in the prices of certain tax
39. We forecast no change in
the nation's monetary policy re
lating to credit control and in
terest rates during 1949.
40. Investors will give much
attention to diversification in 1949
and will try to have their bond
maturities either fairly short or
41. City real estate will con
tinue to hold firm through 1949,
due to less available rental space
caused by pulling down structures
to save taxes, provide parking
spaces, etc. There also is a dis
inclination to build new city pro
perty in view of the present high
42. Suburban real estatr will
continue In fair demand during:
1949 although there will be some
shading of prices.
43. Big commercial farm acre
age will sell for less during 1949;
but subsistence farms, located
close to established communities,
will hold up in price.
44. General building will de
crease during 1949 although the
cost of building may decline a
little. The quality of workman
ship will improve.
45. Both office and residential
rents will be higher in 1949. Only
as property owners are granted
higher rentals, will there be
enough houses to rent.
46. Mortgage interest rates dur
ing 1949 will continue about the
same as in 1948. Any changes
will be toward increases.
47. The Administration will en
courage legitimate new enter
prises and full employment, con
tinuing its loyalty to labor and
48. Vacancies in the various
commissions and government cor
which have great ??*?1
filled by men acquainJV^l
ltimate business but
Mr. Truman. ' ;w%
49. Congress v,?
foreign policy out of th. ?kt ?
the State Department^1
Brass Hats. M ??4 t
50. The Administratis
fair both to labor r,nd
ment or lose the Con
elections of 195ft h v v
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SECOND CALL FOR TAxfiS
I will be at the places cited below at the time designated for the purpose of collect
ing Taxes. No Penalty on 1948 Taxes if Paid before February 2nd.
PAY NOW AND SAVE COSTS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 14th
Exum?Vereen's Store - 10:00 to 11.1)
Freeland?Garfield Simmon's Store 11:15 to 11:4
L. G. Babson's Store - 12:00 to 1:0
D. E. Simmons' Store - 1:15 to 1:4
Ash Post Office 2:00 to 2.4
Longwood?Country Store - 3:15 to 4:0
SATURDAY, JANUARY 15th
Supply?Mintz & Go. Store . ... 10:00 to 11.0
Bolivia?N. B. Leonard's Store . , 11:15 to 12:3
Shallotte?Holmes' Service 2:00 to 4:0
TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th
Hickman's Gross Roads 10:00 to 10.4
Thomasboro?H. H. Pierce Store 11:00 to 12.(1
Grissettown?Sanders Parker's '. 12:10 to l:f
Shallotte Point?Charlie Miliken's Store . 2:00 to M
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19th
Lockwood's Folly?Hinson's Store 10:00 to 10:2
Lockwood's Folly?Varnum's Store 10:40 to H
Lockwood's Folly Holden Beach Ferry 11:25 to 12:'
Boone's Neck?Roach's Store 12:30 to 1;'
Lockwood's Folly?Jesse Robinson's Store 1:15 to H
Lockwood's Folly?Peter Robinson's Store 2:00 to 2u
Lockwood's Folly?J. E. Kirby's Store . 2:45 to
THURSDAY, JANUARY 20th
L. C. McKoy's ?... . 10:00 to 11:<
Mrs. A. M. Chinnis' Store 11:45 to 12?
Leland Post Office 12:45 to 1:
Navassa?Lewis' Store 1:30 to 2:.
E. V. Evans' Store -... 2:45 to 3:
Winnabow?Henry's Store 3:45 to 4:.
EDWARD H. REDWINE
TAX COLLECTOR FOR BRUNSWICK COUNTY