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ISSUED WEEKLY , PBINOPIX3, N OTIIEN A YILUl I!rADVA
' . TOLCMI XUX " t,i,l,.ft,Xmik CmtT u . ,.-. , .sTUXrt fa
WcMowh County s -:mM
's Detailed Statement of
Th complete statement of the fin- statement and the Republicans given 'baaed their campaign on facta and
ancial condition of Randolph county credit for it loot fancies of some man's or aet of
as furnished to the county eommia- j Not only hare the eeanty'i finances ; men's imaginations,
ai oners by ilr. F. J. Phillips, State been economically conducted, but the1 , The issue is clear. Shall the people
representative of Crawford, Stull and people of the county have been Bared i be deceived or shall they have the
Company, auditors, is reproduced during the 22 months of the Demo- I truth on which to base their votes
herewith. This statement is made out cratic administration the amount of ' next Tuesday ?
by a company af accountants who deal
in cold facta and figures and a com
pany that has ao interest in any man
ner whatsoever with the political con
ditions or situations in Randolph
ecrnnty or any ether comity in the
state. It is on facts and figures com
piled from records on which every
county, municipal corporation, or
private corporation in the country
baaes its business for a fiscal year.
It is, therefore, on such statements
that the business' and financial affairs
of Randolph county are conducted, not
upon tie word Or propaganda circulat
ed by any politician or aet el politic
ians. The records from which these
statements are taken are open to pub
lic inspection in the court house at
Asheboro and the books may be ex
amined at any time by any and every
cititen of the county who has the de
sire to go to the records. It is true,
$21,243.67 by the placing of the county ! Shall Randolph county continue to
officers on a salary basis. This aav- have efficient Democratic government
mg is itemised as follows: ior shall it again be turned over to the
Saved in Treasurers Com- : Republicans for another orgy of ex
missions 12,901.02 travagance?
All-time county com mis-
sioners saved 2,750.00
Listing and computing tax
Sheriffs commissions sav
ed over salaries paid... 1,721.42
Register of Deeds saved
1 over salaries paid 164.50
' Clerk of Court saved over
salaries paid 765.58
of the finances of -the eouaty, dated f schedules supporting items, appearing
October , 1924,". li correct, xelusiva financial statement. - m have
of the School Funds over which vw
have no control, I would also appre
ciate an expUaanw of the -direct ef
fect of a loan to the SUtesef Uerth
, Carolina, such as", has recently- been
made for the purpose of, ipmA r eon-
. struction. - '
Thanking you in advance lor jour
prompt attention . to this matter; 1
am, ' r ' ' '
j Yours very truly,
C. C, CRANFORD, ,
' Member Board C Commissioners.
Copy to: . .
Asheboro Courier p"- ' . x
Total saving for 22 months 21,243.67
Seldom in any political campaign
has deception been more resorted
Asheboro, N. C.
October 25, 1924.
Mr. F. J.- Phillips, State Representa
tive, Crawford, Stull Co., Auditors,
: Asheboro, North Carolina. -
Dear Sir: Asheboro, N. C.
1 Will you please furnish me a com- j October 27 1924,
plete financial statement of Randolph Mr. C. C. Cranford, Member
! County in duDlicate as of October 1st Board Countv Commissioners. .
1924, also copy in duplicate of the Asheboro, North CawUna. for road construction would have on
affairs as presented by the State ! Dear Sir: ' "e financial position of the county.
Bureau of County Auditinsr. Dated i In accordance with'.Vottr leanest of ilt will not effect it in any way except
December 4, 1922, the date on which ! October 25, 1924, we yve prepared the current expense of accrued inter-
the Democratic nartv went into office financial statements of Randolph est that Will be paid from time to
emitted this on account of time, bat
refer you to the General County Led
ger which supports each Hem appear
ing thereon in detail, except the 1924
tax levy which was takes from the
tax books, and which has not bees
verified by us. We are of the opinion
however, that the figures shown en
this item are reasonably correct.
In regard t the correctness of your
statement of October 6, 1924, we will
say that the notes payable, other than
those of the School Board was cor
rect JWe find that during the month
f September there was a payment of
wfll offset the amount of the county's find fl XZm
liability. jdit report dated D''
wc . mm Yivw
CO., ly spent the mau sum o.
mora than WO IW WKrn in...
Tours very truly.
(Signed) By F. J. Phillips,
North Carolina, Representative.
By permission, copy to:
Asheboro, N. C.
October 28, 1924.
Mr. C. N. Cox, Chairman
$1000.00 made on Bridge and Road Republican Executive Committee,
Bonds wQch you failed to show, which , Asheboro, North Carolina,
will reduce the bonds outstanding by Dear Sir:
that amount. As promised in my letter to you on
You asked us Just what effect the September 8rd, 1924, I am handing
loan to the State of North Carolina you a complete financial statement oi
I hope that 1
to publish this
une this week.
the County of Randolph, including the
school funds, as prepared by the firm
of Crawford Stull & Company, who
are employed by the county to audit
the books for the year 1924. This
by the Republican party than in this
campaign. Not only have the Repub
licans spread their vicious propagan
da from every stump in the county,
but "they have also refused to publish '
that some have gone to the records the truth of the county's affairs is '
and after having done so have pub- evidenced by the statement of the !
to i the -nnntv I fVmntv nf the, fab renneatmt riH time, until the notes have been paid audit is' up to October 1st, 1924, and
Also advise me if the statement got- I enclose them herewith In 'dupllcte. ' off, as yon will hold a note, or other .takes into consideration the 1924 tax
IwfciUit io onotnniaW tn mmaM ! evidence of the indebtedness which i levy which is now. due. You will also
Randolph Tribune) j,
Asheboro Courier j, t.
.pet 287 132
MrW. W. Brown, 'v-'- '-
R. T. D., Asheboro, If- C. . ,i "
uear oir: . i l
I note your letterPP
addressed to me, and printed
Tribune; if you wiU read each, eftea
lar you will find one has school tufctt , ,
and the last onljr - Coty niattera - ,
other than school funds, both
ments are correct. ' ' - i 1
C. C CBANFOED. j
lished and broadcasted statements of
the financial condition of the county
that are absolutely at variance with
the facts. It is not the fault of the
county administration or the audiors
if these parties have not gotten the
figures correctly. Those who exam
ined the books and broadcasted the
statement under the signatures of the
chairman and the secretary of - the
Randolph county Republican executive
committee either could not take a cor
rect and complete statement of the
county's finances off the books, or
else deliberately made a statement
that was not borne out by the facts.
In order that the people of the
county might know to the exact penny
the financial condition of the county,
Mr. C. C. Cranford asked for a de
tailed statement from the auditors.
Thil statement was offered to the
Tribune, the official organ of the Re
publican party in Randolph county,
for publication as a matter of general
Interest and information to the citi
zenship of the county. The Tribune
The plain truth is that the Republi
cans having made their inaccurate
statement of the condition of the
county prefer to continue in their de
ception during the remainder of the
campaign in order that as many as
possible of the voters of the county
may be led astray by their false fig
ures. Not only this, but also the Republi
cans at the outset refused to melt the
Democratic candidates in joint debate
so that the people might be able to
judge for themselves between the
statements of the two opposing par
ties. Since the Republican party re
fused to meet the Democratic candi
dates and discuss the affairs of the
county the Democrats have been striv
ing to bring the truth home to ,the
people in order that they may not be
misled by a wilful propaganda sup-
County of Randolph, Asheboro, North Carolina, Statement of Current Assets
anLiabqities,December 4th, 1922. (Exhibit "A")
Cash and Bank Balances
Cash Due from other Funds .... i ,
Cash with County Superintendent . .
Amount Due 1920 Levy
Amount Due 1921 Levy . . . .
Amount Due 1922 Levy ,
Amount Due on "B" and "C" Taxes
Due from State Equalizing Fund . ,
Notes Receivable and Interest
Lands Bought Tax Sales
Treas. Com. from other Funds . . . , .
ported only by the statements of cam
Facts and figures speak for them
selves. If the Republican party had
: ' - first agreed.ta print the statement asH, desired to be fair it would have rn-tb-j
'- reproduced herewith, and copies of first place sent its candidates to everv
the statement were furnished the sturrm in the countv tn meet the Ttem. !
paper. In the afternoon of the same ocrats in joint debate. In the second
day Mr. Cranford, who tendered the place the leaders, of the party would
statement to the Tribune, was inform- have permitted the publication of
ed by the editor, Mr. Elmore, that this accurate statement of the county
he would not publish the statement, finances by the official auditors in
Then Mr. Cranford asked for a page their party organ. In the third place
advertisement in the Tribune in which instead of getting up a set of unsup
to publish the statements reproduced ; ported figures they would have sought
herewith and his request was granted j correct statements and would have
with the understanding that he would
pay the regular page advertising rate,
138.00, and the matter to be marked
"Political Advertising." Tuesday
night Mr. Cranford was informed by
Mr. Elmore that he would not publish
the statement under any consideration
This' statement with the exception
of the school funds, over which the
county commissioners have no author
ity, is identical with the statement
published by Mr. C. C. Cranford, a
member of the board of county com
missioners, in a recent issue of The
Courier and sent by Mr. Cranford to
every voter in the county, except that
Mr. Cranford's statement showed $1,
000.00 more indebtedness than this
tatamant ahowa. The reason for
. A this difference lies in the fact that in
?k RanMh oniwV was drawn bv tba
meat on a bond which was due Oc
tober 1st, and the bond had not been
returned .to the commissioners when
Mr. Cranford issued a statement of
. "the county finances.
The' records of the county, as re
produced in the statement, show that
the. set Indebtedness of the county
; October eth, 1924, U Just 65,120J8
tor than it was on December 4th,
1922, when the Bepubllcaa office
' holders reUnquUhed the affairs of the
. . county te the present Democratic ad
,' tniniatration. .The ttatemett baa been
; inade by the Republicans that the
' present administration baa increased
, the Indebtedness of the eounty over
I 1000,000, This is false as the etate
yment of the auditor! will bowV -
No eounty administration i the
Ust eight years baa aecompUsbed . U
' . much in 22 months wit J little
' pendlture as has the present eounty
Democratic administration, and at the
S same time paying interest ana matur-
J' big bonds and other evidence of o
. debtedneas created by the JUpablicans
- ' during their years administration of
the county! affairs. Every dollar of
at. , . W . t m i aniHltl
m pvopis s OTOTwy attM vw-
c!ly rrH t tVie best advantage,
71 c t ' V i Into eonaldera-
t!n -- '.'.ji-.'1 ' H r BOW duo.
X i ' ' '-T,t of tJie
cnn.i;ii..n t ic 1 kcm!f tLh,
i ... f t t'- 15:2 t-M
UVm k.w tM! :.-raUon la U.lsK
Fund Deficit . . .
Totals ; $128456.32!$90134.82
-1- , tf-i
w - I
2.7d ' -
476.46 p. ,
, rt f 1
Cash Due to Other Funds ....... A . . . " 26071.85 ; 632.80 . y 26704.65 . . -. , .
Over Paid by. Sheriff, 1920 Leyy .1..... 5382.56 I 5382.56 -v -
Over Paid by Sheriff, 1921 Levy .&fcr 1621.22 ..... . Lx , . . ' I S&Z'l''i.JS
Vouchers Outstanding 8161.871 1773.35 5650. " P " 1 ' sMIa!
Notes Payable 40500.00 54200.00 63339.88; 5000.00 163039.88 ' ,
Over Charges to be Refunded 206.76 j ,??X"Aa ' ' ' ' '
State Loan Fund 1610.00 112 S2 i ( :
Treasurers Commissions Due 879.08, j ZH5 "
Treas. Commissions Due General Fund 1481.27 3795.50! 165.28 50.001 20.10) 75.22 5590.37
51756.14 90134.82! 67191.68 5165.28 50.00 20.10 708.02 215026.04- -i
Funds Surplus 76700.18 ! 5090.13 9052.07 5282.02 1 5580.40 840.3 732.83 - ' " ; '
Current Surplus All Funds I -1-1 30374.14 , ,
Totals "$128456.32 $90134.82 $67191.68 $10255.41$9102.07 t?5302. 12 i $5580.40 $ 154 8.33 1 $732.83 $245400.18
County of Randolph, Asheboro, North Carolina, Statement of Current Assets and Liabilities, October 1st, 1924
Cash and Bank Balances
Cash Due from other Funds
Cash with Co. Supt T. F. Bulla .
Amount Due on 1923 Tax Levy .
Amount Due on 1924 Tax Levy .
Notes Receivable . . ...
Lands Bought at Tax Sale
Due from State Equalizing Fund
c o c
J S m
E 1 "o
Cash Due to Other Funds
Over Charges Payable
State of North Caro. (Marriage
, Funda Surplua
' Current SurpKi All Funds .
Totals. i 't- , . . . ......
' ' i ' PONDS AND LONG TERM INDEBTEDNESS
' v OCTOBlJl JaT liza
Refunding Bonds . .
1- IT . J V.ll T J
' County Home' Bond i..,,',
' if. rt i 1 I -
ruiuic .noma ikjuub .h..,,,1,1... x .. . t-
1001.251 14971.801 9000.00
6402.50 19154.921 14875.61 14986.57 173.58
lS5490Xa ! .
4 t :
Roads alid"-Brldg Eonds... jrf.a,..i-.
Liberty Tovnahip School Bonda . .
Rjwdlcmaa Township. Road Bonds
Funding Bonds m
Farmer School Bonds .......
BONDS AND LONG TERM INDEBTEDNESS
DECEMBER 4T11, 1922
Court IIoum and Jail Bonds
County Root Bonds
-. Total Bonds outstanding ... ' ' -'
Stata Literary Loan tor School Uoraca ..w.-- 8775.00
State Special Building Fund Loan for school boosts) 13K00.OO
, i "
Total SUU Notct..
.XaaitCurrtiit Eurplaa. (Exhibit "i")
'-? "v Net' aunty Dtrui OcLLcr i.t,
Public Roads Bonda . . M M . . .M
Road and Bridff Bond ,.,MIMMMM.IM,
Randleman TownahJp Road Bonds
Llbarty School Bonds
" Total Bonds OnUtandbff .,.
StaU Spdal Buildinf Funds
.-. ' ' , . ..
Grand Total tmm m n
Lias Current Surplus (Exhibit "A")
Nal County Defldt Dscember 4, 1922
Kct loertass 12-4-22 to 10-M221 .
. i . -
.... ; 40000.00