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RED CROSS ROLL CALL EDITION
PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN
$L50 A YEAR IN ADVANCJ 5
Asheboro, North Carolina, Thursday, October SO, 1919
RED CROSS ROLL CALL
r - ' - '
BEGINS SATURDAY -ACTIVITIES
OF UKUAINI.A11U ut smo
AND IN THIS COUNTRY RAN?
DOLPH CHAPTER IS DOING A
On the first of November the Red
Cross will begin it Roll Call cam
paign for .the purpose ot re-eniisting
it-, entire membership for the ensuing
vear and of enrolling as many new
members as possible. Every one',
whether in or out of service, is famil
iar with the wonderful work the Red
-..c hna Vip.n doin?. i:s work is by
no means complete, and did not cease
i,pn the ar.ristice was signed. On the
other hand, possibly its greatest work
M to h- iii that thprp
15 yet tu uc uwire. i . ;
,,re n0 boys in the trenches to be min
istered to and no first aid stations to
be taken charge of. But a laager num
ber of the boys who were in the
trenches have lost their eye sight, a
leg an arm, or have possibly had their
health impaired for life'. They gladly
placed we flower and hope of their
voting livfes on the altar of the world's
peace and happiness, and because of
their sacrifices have made the world a
better place for us to live in. In the
short space of a year and a half they
lived out the usefulness of their entire
lives. For us to neglect our duty to
them, to forget what they have cione
for us, is to be guilty of the basest in
gratitude, a spirit that is unworthy ot
an American citizen. The Red Cross
: fnv these heloless soldiers.
It is doing our work of mercy ana
naying our debt of gratitude. If we
want to help the soldier who is not
able to help himself, we cannot afford
to refuse to join the nea i,ross.
Not only is the Red Cross doing a
wonderful work for the returned sol
diers by ministering io me -u.-
COUNTY FAIR AT RAMSEUR
OPENS ON FRIDAY
LOCAL AND PERSONAL ITEMS
The Randolph County Fair at
Ramseur will open Fridav mornintr.
The management has already booked
enough entries in livestock and agri
cultural exhibits to make it a gooa
fair. Saturday will be the big day of
the fair. There are several special
features for that day. Among them
are: . Address by Lieutenant Govern
or O. Max Gardner, parade in whlcii
the school children of the county have
been asked to take a part, atheitlc
events, such as foot races, broad
jumps, basket ball game between
Liberty and Farmer high schools.
' A balloon ascension will take place
each afternoon. Dare Devil Oliver"
will dive from a 104 foot ladder each
afternoon and at 9 o'clock each night.
Will Hopkins with his educated clogs
will give three acts each day and each
i)ont forget that the fair grounds
will bd open both day and nieht. Peo
ple who have to" work in the day time
can come at night. Will be open until
12 o'clock Saturday night.
Admission at night, only 25 cents.
NEW MARKET BREAKS RECORD
Eight Real Estate Transactions in trie
' Past Sixty Days
' It is illuminating to find that New
Market is the exception to any other
township in the county in the opera
tion of the real estate transactions,
which has been executed in the past
tvfo months. Some of the farms were
sold to tobacco farmers from Stokes
county, and others were exchanged
among the citizens of the township.
It seems that the land has brought an
enormous price, but nevertheless, trie
land in New Market is weli improved
and some of the best tobacco and
wheat growing soils are found in this
township, than any other in the coun-
1 lit. ir
uicio. j --- - :.iu
ami assisting others in siraignwu ""s;tv The followmg have sold
cut their anounem, uu.-.- .'farms
A. B. Coltrane, G. W. Richardson,
...i.iinir the relatives of others in se-
nr their insurance, and a numDer
of other things, thereby saving them
thousands of dollars that would other
vise be extorted from them by un
scrupulous and unprincipled lawyers,
but it has also put on a program at
home that easily justifies its exist
ance. Right here .in our own county
it has organized a nursing assocmtiu..,
...n-v, th assistance of the manu-
facturers of the county has secured
the seVvkw of - Mm. Mildred Hart-rave,
a moat active and comptent ed
r. nt.ional nurse. She is doinr a work
i, i of whinh cannot be calculat
ed in dollars and cents. Children who
ne yet unborn will thank her in ru
tin e years for what she is doing. She
u., rhuPfl our own county of Ran
dolph in the very first rank in public
l-alth work. Through her efforts tne
county was the first one in the state
to have the Denent oi a wuci.u
dink- Doutbless this alone has savea
the lives of a number of the people
,,i our county. A large number of the
persons examined were found to have
active cases of tuberculosis, and by
earning tips fact in time they were
able to take treatment and affect a
permanent cure. In this one instance
'he savaing in human life .and useful
ness has easily doubly justified the ex
...tence of the Red Cross.
In addition to the above work, Mrs.
Margrave is making a complete phys
ical examination of all the school chil
dren of the sounty and is advising
t..eir parents of such defects as tncy
i ...v,;v, maw he m red by a simple
minor operation. A larje number of
with their useiuiness
greatly impaired of some little minor
trouble that couia nave w
y by a simple operation during their
r childhood. Mrs. Hragrave Is advising
parents of these defects, when they
exist, and expects to arrange for tnem
to be remedied with practically no ex
pense to the child. Her work is de
signed for the betterment of our gir Is
and boya of our county and our girls
and boya are our greatest asset
The Red Croat to Randolph countty
is doing a splendid work at present. It
cannot afford to go backward!. It Is
one of the greatest organizations In
the world and every man, woman ann
child should be a member.
Protracted meeting at Fair Mount
M. P. church began last Thursday
night which la being attended by large
crowds and much good Is being expect
ed. WJ). Maner, G. C. Russell, M. G.
Maner, J. T. Bule, and C H. Julian at
tended an mill conference of the M. E.
chnrt-h t RrMin-boro 8unday.
Miss Sula Patterson, of Eloa College
spent Sunday with home folks.
Tom Black, Luciaa Ellison and Colon
Cox -and family and Chas. Cox and
lamil and G. C. Cox, of ureensDoro,
were In town Sunday. '
Clifford Glasgow has moved Into one
ot i. W. Ellison's houses near Craven
Bunk Way is visiting at Burlington
Mr. 0. Uveniroou, pt Cooleemoe, has
move to. the W. A. ruga xarm souta
of town. ' .
Mr. 1L 8. Edwards and family went
to Greonahoro one Ami Lut week.
Mr. John Bumner, who Is attending
school at Rutherford College, spent
last wek at home. '
H. B. Kinney and family visited his
( . trandmother at Climax Saturday and
, ouniy. . ' . .
. A. T. Ilobson made a trip to Lfber---,
ty on dy ln.t wwJc - . J
A. F. l!ys m'l a bunlness trip to
IK ' Ai't'-Tir Jinei.JTufh
' 1; " U-la
chin ichrt has hppn in a hf.snitlll fit
IS- Bpnkemeyer, D. M Id. L., and ! Qree'nsboro for 2 weeks, has return-
Captain T. C. Walker of the Phil
ippine Islands, is visiting his parents,
Ul and Mrs. J. E. Walker. Dr. Walker
has been in the United States army
for the past 'twenty years. He was in
the medical department of the army
during the Spanish-American war,
after which he went to the Philippine
IslandB where he has remained for
about ten years. He then spent a few
years at Governor's Island New York
and afterward returned to the Phil-
ippines.where he has been for the past
The Courier is in receipt of the fnest
cabbage we have seen this season, a
gift of Miss Crissie Luther, of Pisgah.
Dr. and Mrs. J. G. Crutchfield have
returned from their bridal trip and are
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Cavinesss on Sunset Avenue. .
Mf. and Mrs. Charles Shamburger
and Miss Bettye Shamburger were in
Asheboro Tuesday arranging for the
sale of their property at their home at
Mechanic on next luesday. Mr. and
Mrs. Shamburger expect to move to
Chula, Va. the latter padt of the week.
Miss Bettiye will make her home with
her sister Mrs. Thomas Ashcrait at
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Cranford at
tended the Raleigh fair last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. r. Gamer and Mrs.
T. W. Lawrence of Seagrove No. i
and Miss Flossie Owen of Steeds No 1
were in the city shopping Monday.
Mr. J. N. Kerns and daughters of
Farmer wese visitors in Asheboro
Mrs. Win. M. Coble, aged seventy
years, died at her home at Asheboro
Route 2 on Sunday night. She was the
mother of nine children. Funeral
services were conducted at Hopewell
church, after which the burial followed.
Mr. and Mrs. Auther Macon, and
little daughter of Salisbury are gusts
of Mr. A. J. Macon,
Mr. C. C. Frazier, of Trinity town-
Win Be Held in Norfolk Southern
Railway Station, Friday, November
The chrysanthemum show in Ashe
boro will be given under the auspices
Of the Woman's Club, at the Norfolk
Southern station on Friday, November
7th. The doors will be opened at 2:30
p. mi Refreshments will be served,
the east door to the station will be
used as the entrance.
The flower show committee requests
that all flowers be brought to the sta
tion on Thursday before 5 p. m. Per
sons contributing prizes are requested
m have them ready by Friday morn
ing when a committee will call for
them. Lists containing the flowers
and prizes may be obtained from Mrs.
X E, Lassiter. Persons expecting to
enter flowers are asked to tag them
with, the variety of the flower.
NORTH CAROLINA'S THREE
AN EXPLANATION OF THE SYS
TEM OF REVALUATION AND
TAX RATE REDUCTION NOW
BEGUN THE $300 EXEMPTION
TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR AND IN
COME TAX AMENDMENT TO BE
VOTED ON IN 1920.
METHDIST EPISCOPAL CONFER
ENCE ADJOURNS MONDAi
JUDGE BOYD REQUESTS
Judge James E. Boyd, who was ap
pointed United States Judge for the
western district of North Carolina, 19
years ago last June, and who has serv
ed continuously since that time, wrote
a letter to the President yesterday
morning resuesting thb appointment
of an. additional judge.
Under the new statute an -additional
judge can be appointed, and will be
designated the senior judge of the dis
trict. Judge Boyd was 75 years old the
14th of last February, and has been an
unusually vigorous man, and fias
served with distinction, and has mace
a most creditable record.
E. H. Hohn, C. A,
Beck, and W. N.
REV. IRA ERWIN TO NORWOOD
A. C. Gibbs New Pastor of the
Asheboro M. E. Church
Rev. Ira Erwin, who has been the
pastor of the Methodist Episcopal
church in Asheboro for the past three
years. was assigned by the conference
to the pastorate at Norwood. Mr. Er
win has been a most popular and suc
cessful pastor and during his stay in
Asheboro has made many friends, not
only among his own'congregation but
among the other denominations of the
town. He and his good tamily wul
be followed by the kidiy interest ol
their many friends to their new i,o:nL.
Rev. A. C. Gibbs, who has been pas
tor of the church at Proximity, suc
ceeds Mr. Erwin. Mr. Gibbs h;;.s b. cn
in the conference for about cifiht year.-
and comes highly recommneded.
ed to his home much improved
Misses Grace Presnell, Alice Phil
ips, and Fave Ferree attended the
Adelphian banquet at the North Car
olina College for Women on last Sat
Miss Mattie Russell attended the
Russell-Cagle marriage at Seagro've
The Mary-Martha class of the M. E
Sunday School will give a Hallowe"en
nartv tridav nieht. October cSlst, in
the. rooms over E. R. Yov's store. The
molev received is to be used for Sun-
'dav School work. No admission will
be charged but refreshments(and other
tilings will be sold, fortunes told and
a lied Cross brother will be on hand
and any one desiring to join or renew
their membership may do so. The
public is cordially invited and urgeo.
A rjrettv marriaee was solmenized
at the-home of Mrs. Emma G. Cagle
Mr. R. F. Newbv. of Gretnsboro. is.;JWst Tuesday morning, October 28,
a visitor in the city this week. ' Kheh her daughter, Maggie, became
tne untie ui mi. jiiincat -. miui
The following interesting and high
ly instructive article by Lditor Clar
ence Poe on the State s taxation
plan, which appeared in the last Is
sue of the Progressive Farmer, "ought
to be read by everybody in North Car
olina, says Gov. Bickett.
All over North Carolina there is
much interest in the State's new tax
action policy and many inquires as to
just what is proposed.
1 The matter has already been explain
ed in The Progressive Farmer, but
since that was several months ago, it
seems well to explain the matter afresh
to our fanners who are now report
ing on their land values.
1. The $3000 Tax Exemption
The new taxation of the State aims
at three things:
(1) Honesty in assessments.
(2) A reduction in the tax rate to cor
respond to the increase in assessed
(3) Provision for lightening the
burdens of poverty and industry, and
putting a larger share of the burdens
oi taxation on men with larger in
comes. With regard to the latter point, we
may note in the outset that the re
cent Legislature was the first one to
ti ke advantage of the authority given
it by the Constitution to provide a
$300 exemption for the tax-payers,this
provision of the new law reading as
"From and after the year 1919 thei'e
shall be allowed an exemption for
each person of wearing apparel, arms
fcr muster,, household and kitchen
lurnitur, the mechanical and agricul
tural instruments of mechanics and
farmers, and labors and scientific in
struments and provisions, not exceed
ing a total value of three hundred dol
2. The Revaluation Plan
Now about the plans for securing
just assessments. In the past every
body understood that he was premitteu
to list property for something less
Appointments in The
The 30th Annual session pf the
Western Ncrth Carolina Methodist
Episcopal cpnierence, mei in Greens
boro last week.
Bishop U. V. Darlington presided
over tne conference 'and preacheo a
most excellent sermon on Sunday
morning and Secretary of the Navy
Josephus Daniels addressed the L6n
t'erence Sunday evening.
The conlereuce unanimously endors
ed the League of Nations and yent on
record as being opposed to universal
military training. Discusion of the
move consumed considerable time, it
was decided that the plan be enlarged.
J. H. Bamhart Presiding elder.
Asheboro, A. C. Gibbs; Coleridge,
F. W. Cooke; Depp River, T. A. r-iy-ler;
Gibsonville, A. P. Ratledge;
Greensboro, Caraway Memorial, J. H.
Lanning; Centenary, A. W. Plyier;
Glewood and Bethel, E. P. Billups;
Spring Garden Street, C. S. Kirkpat
rick; vValnut Street, A. Burgess; Vest
Market Street, E. L. Bain; J. A. Lesh,
junior preacher; J. P. Lanning, suer
annuary; East Greensboro, D. R. l iof
litt; West Greensboro, T. J. Rogers;
High Point, East End, W. A. tiaioer,
hupply; Main Street, J. W. Williams;
Wesley Memorial, W. A. Lambeth;
Pleasant Garden, A. G. Loflin; Ram
seur and Frankhnville, W. M. Smith;
Randleman, J. A. J. Farrington; Ran
dolph, W. F. Elliott; Reidsville, Inain
Street, H. C. Sprinkle; Ruftin, D. P.
Waters; Uwharrie, W. B. Thompson;
Wentworth, C. F. Sherrill; president
Greensboro College for Women, S. R.
Turrentine; treasurer Greensboro Col
lege for Nvomen, W. M. Curtis; asso
ciate editor and business manager N.
Carolina Christian Advocate, H. M.
"ilnir; State Sunday School secretary,
J. W. Long.
than its real vamp: and thp rpsuit was
OLD HICKORY1 CAFE Lecomte, La. Only the immediate ; that the more pliable a man's tonsci-
OPENS TO-NIGHT relatives of the contracting parties encej the lower the rate he named;
I were present. The bride was charm-; p.nd this thing had grown worse and
The Old Hickory Cafe will open to-, ingly gowned in a traveling suit of I worse year after year until it Has
the management oi iiimiugiii. uiue vwui omrauiiw : auiuuuieu 10 a suite disgrace, ror a
eu mime-, man to list property at its real value
Ciiisiiolm. They have
nic-ht nmlpv the management
l?rl Mn.ivi.i i urH h llffctll' 11U1LCI1. Ilie
inirilWI na thn'diate v tor Hot springs ami l,icuc
. .i i r iL
;..ue:st oi honor the memuers oi me
Woman's Club and the Beard of Alder
men of Ahel;oro. Different persons
meant he would have to pay practi-
Rock, Ark. From there tncy will go to Ca!ly twice as much tax as he ought to
Lecompte, La., where they win maw
Mr. Fred Lcnord, of High Puint,
who used to reside here was a welcome
visitor here Sunday.
Messrs. I. F. Craven, C. B. Smith,
T. E. West, Dr. F. C. Craven, W. R.
Craven and others attended the Annual
Methodist Conference at Greensboro
Messrs. R. I. Kearns and N. F. Marsh
attended the Fair at Farmers last
Mr. Everett Dixon who has been
away delivering lruit trees lor some
time wa;; in town Sunday.
Mr. J. I. Lambert is driving a new
Mr. W. E. Fence, of Roxboro, was
a visitor here Sunday.
The Union Meeting closed last
News From Old Trinity
Mr. Marsh Bullard, of Gainsvii:e
Fla. is visiting his mother Mrs. i.fn
son Parker, of North Main.
Miss Ilettie Marsh has been o"ite
ill and is now in a hospital in Higl
Miss Minnie Leach has quit school
and is now clerking in a dry good
store in High Point.
Miss Lanra Boyals is very ill at tv.
Mr. Jim White is working for t;ie
Snow Lumber Co. in High Point.
Mrs. J. M. Johnson and daughter
Mis Blanche made a short visit to rel-'
atives in town not Ion ago.
We understand Mr. John Brame oi
North Trinity has sold, out, dwelling
house Btore and all.
June Boyals bought W. .V tK.crs
house on North Main.
Master Pell Payne had abirttiaay
party a few nights ago, and the little
folks all had a fine time.
Several from around innity are
looking in upon Conference proceed
ing at Greensboro this week.
Mrs Crissie ciaric naa reiurnea irum
Aahohoro and is spending some time
with Miss Effie White in South Trinity
Prof, and Mrs. N. C. English were
visiting friends on Johnson Street
The home of Mr. and Mrs.- J. T.
StaWs waa the scene of a pretty
weddinr on Thursday, ucu loin, i
4:30 o'clock,- when their daughter,
Miss Kodema, became the Dnae oi wr.
Boy Staler. Flowers of the eeaaon were
used for docoration In the parlor and
dining room the attendant being,
Mlas Nina Ledman and Mr. Wade
Hick. Only a few Immediate friends
and riatives were present. ,
W-D. Frailer, was the officiating
justice, after which congratulations
were extended and a most delicious
upper awaited in the dinning hall.
The bride wore a traveling milt of
Midnight Blue, and carrrie.1 beautiful
bride rose and ferns.
The bride la a young lady of many
rood Qualification; The groom is a
most popular and prosperous young
taan. He was with the 81st, uivwion
Mr, aod Mrs. Staley will make their
home in Greensboro., ineir wio nr
cle of friends wish for them a long and
W;-' Attend. '
have been asiceci to speaK on uie sub
ject relating to community upbuilding. t
It is the purpose of these young men
cO run a clean up to date cafe and
iuey have asked the Woinans Club to
Appoint a committee to make regular.
inspections oi uie caie una nmc ca
Community Fair in Franklin ille
The community fair for Franklin
vi'le township will be held at Franr:
linville November oth, under the au-
pay. buch a system encouraged lying.
in, rnrnllifni nulili. n.ni-ilt ot til.i
fountain head. If the sworn officials of '''I1 tlonl l',ls "noting wc are sure al
the state set the example of assesing j M,0US.n , thcl,'c was, a gl'cat inathel"
real estate at :S3 1-3 per cent of its !.mg oi c nircn members as ve see some
value, hpw could the state expect the.1"11"- l'rther Lrowmng and his sis
individual taxpayer to list his persona: tc fouml a, warm Place.,n the heart
im.rn.rtv at KM) nor cent? i tn P''P!-' a'Vl W,U always be wel-
C1J1MU 11 V1U J IIUUIVI I.UI1I1. 1,1110 a J
anl field products
Mt-hi.1L Pear Butler. 'Fu1in4 Fra
iler. Mattie Pule, and Mrs. Jnni
Cravsn spnt Saturday at trenboro.
The bottrmmt society will iHMt at
the a-wlf-my Frtdsy nlrht. Everybody
is eordisily lnitd to stUnd.'
A very large crowd attended the
sale at J. C. Ragan deceased.
W. M. Garner has sold one hall in
terest of his mill to J. C. Parrish.
C. C. Ridge and Milton Lackey made a
business trip to Greensboro last week.
J. A. McCandless of Guiltord county
attended the sale of J. C. Ragan last
nices of the Ladies' Aid Society, ihe vow aii this is to be chanired. Here
...!.:.., .:n l,oln tn mako tlio ' f.ihihits will consist Ot flowers. iancyiaf(f.i- nvprv nronertv mi ner in t hp "ft"1"
cafe the proper place for all citizens
,i' ;.,n, n nh rniintv in en wnen in i;ie
town for their meals. . Horn the schools in drawing ami com-
nosition. l ne oocieiy ii'nucsw "
exhibits other than cooking bo brougnt
to the school building in Franklinville
on Friday afternoon the 7th from one
to seven o'clock. The fair will be open
from one to ten o'clock p. m.
k, cooking, canned goods, garden ' statc is expected to list every cent's! Kamseur ioiks are expectmg a great
and also exhibits wrth of property he owns and list ,m ""il ."" '" V" T
it at 100 pel- cent of its value; list lt , Comfy r air. inc exhiims are going w
at what it would bring if olTered for be. f0l c and slope there
sale under favorable condition, and attendance from all over
not merly at its probable selling price : ln. "u"
Board of Health Warns
Against The Influenza
The medical authorities aecm to be
of the opinion that this country will
again be visited by the influenza, and
. ii ii vi; rv i i ti nor i r-t-
Jl 'Eler miUat thTkm and. they have already taken steps to warn
Garner mill now owned by Parrish ana
Gamer. We are glad to have a roller
mill so near us.
Earnest Pierce sold out last Satur
day and will move to High Point soon.
Alley reirce has soiu nis iarm w r.
O. Pierce. Mr Pierce is expected to
move to town.
Ernest Kerns has purchased E. O.
Pierce's tmber and will begin sawing
Sheriff Hughes of Asheboro was
through this country last week.
Wood row the son of J. C. Ridge lost
a good watch during the sale at Mrs.
J. C. Ragan.
The small son of Cleveland Grimes
has been in the hospital for several
days suffering from pneumonia.
Randleman Chrysanthemum Show
The Randleman chrysanthemum
show will be held at the graded school
auditorium' on Saturday, November 1.
The doors will open at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon. Refreshments will be scr
iL The flowers are unusually fine
this year and the show promises to be
There has been much Interest mani
fested In the state sanitary laws, and
the inoectors are doing a i great work,
for the betterment of The sanitary
conditions of the state.- The experi
ence of the,flrst two weeks Is suffi
cient to assure the State Board of
Health that the people realise that
the law la filling a pressing demand
which has heretofore been entirely
Clarence Poe says, "The absurd Idea
that 'honest labor means Just real old
hard manual labor must gtvt way to
the true conception of the workers of
a man who honestly tries to render
service to his fellow man either by
hand or, brain, and each employer
mun th'nk of the duties f man, as
well as the rights of man." 1 , ; 1
at a forced sale
Now if this plan for revealing prop
erty for taxation were offered with
out assurance that the tax rate would
be correspondingly cut, of course this
plan would largely fail. It specifically
provides, however, that an assessed
values increase, the tax rate must de
crease, it is provided mat the amount
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Redding and
'Mrs. J. W. Black, of Asheboro were
' visitors here Sunday afternoon.
Holder Sells Grocery Store to C
On Tuesday of last week Mr. J. A.
older sold Ins entire stock of grocer
ies to Mr. C. E. Allen and Mr.' AJlrtl
the public as to the precautions that
should be observed.
How to Avoid the Flu
1. Don't inhale any person's breath.
2. Avoid persons who cough and
.1. Don't visit close, poorly ventilat
4. Keep warm and dry-
5. If you get wet, change your cloth
es at once.
6. Don't use drinking cups or toweis
that other persons have used.
7. For the protection of others,
cover your mouth when you cough or
8. Clean your teeth and mouth fre
quently. 9. Don't spit on the floor.
If any one wishes to learn more
about the disease, and how to prevent
it, free information can be obtained
by writing to the Chief Medical
Adviser, 151 Swift Laboratory, Atlan
of tax collected by the state or by any j lnovci his groceries from his stand la
county, city, or town, or special tax
districts, shall not exceed a lO'r in
crease in the amount now raised by
taxation. Consequently if assessed
values are increased 200fr, as they
probably will be, the tax rate per $100
of property will be proportionately
reduced, plus the nominal 10V in
crease, ftir. A. J. fliaxwcn, wno is me
state's foremost tax authority, ex
presses the positive opinion, in fact,
that under this revaluation plan, the
average tax rates will be reduced to
about one-fourlh the present rates.
The state tax commission will sup
ervise assessments and valuations
through a scientifically designed sys
tem so that the man who voluntarily
lists his property at full value may be
South Asheboro to his present Stand.
Mr. Holder will continue
ties and fertilizer and
oftico in the store.
ture submits to the people another
important plan. At the election ia
November, 1920, the people will vote
on a constitutional amendment author
izing the state to tax the income of
the wealthy, without regard to wheth
er any particular income is derived
from invested wealth or otherwise.
We hope every Progressive Fanner
reader will now make up his mind to
vote for this amendment and urge
others to do so. Heretofore we have
had a shameful system in North Car-
present Stand V"; f-( 'ljL, i
e to sell croa 'iVjVjl
'': .ViV ;
l(n TnMim.1 ilnnvM fmm
sure that his neighbor is going to be have been taxable, while incomes de-
compeiied to ao tne same ming. in . jve(j from invested capital have been
Master Spencer Andrews, the six
year old son of Mr. ami Mrr. N. S.
Andrews died at the -home of his
parents in West Asheboro ycHterday
morning. .Tho funeral took place at
Charlotte this morning at 11 o'clock.
W. P. Pickett, Former Mayor of High
Mr. W. P. Pickett, one of the most
successful business men of the city of
High Point, died in a Baltimore hos
pital Tuesday. He was a man of con
siderable wealth,-, a stockholder in
many of the different enterprises of
the city, and Waa once 'mayor of the
He was a ion ot th late Samuel J.
Pickett, and waa horn la Dark! son
county, In 1&47. He moved to High
Point with his parents when ft lad. ITe
was a cons intent member of the M. P.
ehurch, 1 ' - . - . . v
new valuation recently began, and it
will take about a year to get this
monumental task done for the whole
state. Then the Legislature will be
called together and the tax rate per
1100 for state, county, special tax dis
trict and municipal purposes will be
exempt from taxation under constitu
tional provisions. Thus it is said
that a famous tobacco manufacturer
of this state had an income of about
a half million dollars a year from hia
property, and was not required to pay
i one cent or income tax on it, wnne
cut Just in proportion an valuations hi. .tcn0gTphcr or clerk getting f Lr
have been increased
III . The Income Tax Constitution
But some one may say, "While the
Legislature forbade an immediate in
crease exceeding one-tenth in amount
250 a year or more was required to
pay an income tax. In England for
years it has been the plan to put a
heavier tax on "unearned Incomes,"
that is to say. on those derived from
invested capital than on "earned tn
of taxes collected, will not this soon comes," that Is to say, on those de-
be increased as a result of revalue
We think not, and for a very Im
The big purpose of this revaluation
of property is not to increase the
amount of taxes to secare Justice and
eqaality in aSeeasmenU Then In order
to provide larger revenues for the
state and rive us the necessary money
for the many Important task which
an advancing civiUtetion place on
the commonweal Ui better cnoois,
' -4 rwi f-,m ini't 1trvtv ap nrrifaflilnlt.
I I'VI I S VIM r ivaws y " v -.n.v-,.
Our North Carolina plan has been on
the other extreme, and the voter- of
the state ought to pile up 100,000 ma
jority for changing it, Just as tney
did for changing the constitution o
as to provide a six months' school
A great part of the stake's wealth
la concentrated la the hands of a m
naratlvely few weathiy persona, and
it Is only fair that they bear a larr
er share ot the burdens ot taxation.
better roads, better fceeJth, brttet cart ThU la all the proposed income tag
of the unfortunate, etetha Legiala- amendment meant. t