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jTw NOELL, EDITOR AN1
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VOL. No. IXL
THE VOTERS r
OF PERSON COUNTY.'
f'l am prosenting to you the following
statement with respect to my
candidacy for the nomination for;
House bf Representatives for Person
County in thejjtrimary on June 7th.:
at the hands of the voters, and if
nominated how I stand on certain'
issues. I am against any more bond
issues without the people of the I
>' County vote for it. I am for better!
- rural schools for the County. The1
. most vital issue confronting the
farmers today in Person County is
the high value placed on land-in the
_ County. I stand for a straight cut or
reduction of 33 1-3 per cent on our
; farming lands. jjt" A
As your representative in the last i
Legislature we passed an act for the)
.revaluation of real estate in North
Carolina. Sec sec. ,4", machinery act,
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wnicu rcnas: real property snail.
It valued for taxation for the year j
*!,' l'Sf23-at the time- of listing .of. saute
; at its assessed, as herein provided i
for. Sec, 16 defining true and actual
value' in money: The intent and pur-j
pose of the tax laws of this state Is.
to have all property and subjects of
taxation assessed at theiio true and
Bctual value in'tnonev in such manner
at such property and subjects are
usually sold, but not^bjt- forced?sale
theieof, and the words "market value"
wherever in the tax laws shall
be held and deemed to mean what the
property and subjects would bring at
e cash sale when sold in such manner'
as such property and such subjectsare
usually sold." The -Revenue law
makes It the duty of the State Board |
of Assessment to issue instructions1
to tax assessors, explaining the,prop-1
er workings of the tax laws of this
State. Instructions as to real property
was: If the board of commissioners
of any county shall have, on the
first Monday in April, 1923, determine
by resolution duly entered upon
their minutes, that the real estate of;the
county is at present assessed atj
Its true value in money, and that a!
reassessment thereof was unnecessary
and shall further have determined
that the lapds should be entered
? upon the tax books for the next j
quadrienial period at their presenti
assessed" value, then and in that event I
jt shall not be necessary to comply
with the provisions of the Machinery,
act insofar as the same relates to the
assessment of real property in such;
county for the next four years. Unless
such a resolution as aforesaid,
has been adopted all real property
shall be revalued for taxation 'in the
year 1923 at the time of the -listing,
of the same at its true value in money
on the first day of May, 1923."
j Otjr commissioners refused to adopt
said resolution and ordered a revaluation
of the lands of the County. I
Was the law complied with as required?
I say. No. Why not ask yourl
v. County officers who handle the financial
affairs of the County, they may
be better able to explain as to why|
; it was not done than myself?and;
what their instructions were'to "the
County supervisor of taxes. I know;
it ha? been said if lands Were reduced
K . the vats would have to be increased,
E , eo the land owner would have to pay
W the same tax. For example let us
make a few figures and see how it
wArka; A, who represents the corpor[
fttion or httaineas mmn. nwn? ftlrtfifl in
money or its equivalent, and B owns I
a little faVm worth a x hundred dol- I
lars valued at $1005 Now put the-I
tax rate at $1.00, A >ays $10.00 tax I
on hie cash, B pays $ 0.00 tax on his
land. Now reduce BV land 1-3 its I
?t cash value which makes it $866.66. |
Now as we have refluced Bi land i-a
let ua raise the-lax rate so as to col-,
lect the twenty dollars tax and 'make
A and B both pay their share of the
. tax in proportion to what they are j
worth, and not place part of A's tax
on B, as is now done. We will raise
the tax rata , to $1.20 and see the
result. A's tax will be raSfd from'
$10.00 to $12.00 and B's reduced from
$10.00 to $8.00. You see there the'
nigger in tbo woodpile, the four dol
1 are?the four dollops shift in taxes
placing the tax where it -properly belongs.
1 will again say; to'the farmers of
. Ptoaou county, you
7 7" your step how you rote and for whom
yon vote unless you ara certain how
he stands on-the present value of
your farms. Corporations placed the '
. burden of taxes on the farmer; my
n - ' .. ra The land OUIIiar?ts slum
Tlcar 01 U I'dl'llUI'ailuii i andidale,~ne
".yay 'etie whom -they control;" if you
-want any relief on your land tax.
"ONE MINUTE PLEASE" I
To look over the coming Attritions
at The Princess Theatre.
Wednesday April 30th. '
An Emerson Hough Production
(The Author of the Covered Wagon) 1
"THE MAN NEXT DOOR" <
A human' heart story of a girl'ssearch
for Love. * J'
Thursday and Friday May l-2nd. j!
A Sidney Olcott Production
"TflE HUMMING BIRD" 1
with Gloria Swanson All-Star CusT?
Here's your biggcet_screen Sunrise? (
(Gloria) in TrousersTAdmissions 20; '
and 40c. Matinee Thursday at 3:00 <
Saturday May 3rd. 1
Tom Mix with Tony The Wonder ?
Horse in "LADIES TO BOARD". See <
Tom Mix in his Latest thrill comedy. '
Tuesday May 6th. * >
A Sam Wood Production 1
"SICK ABED" with !
Wallace Reid and Bebe Daniels. The
liveliest patient you ever saw, in a
story that's all smiles.
Wednesday May 7th.
Colleen Moore jn her latest starring
Photodrama "THRU' THE DARK"
?- A Cosmopolitan \ Production.
Thursday and Friday May 8-9th.
A David Smith. Production
"THE MAN FROM BRODNEY'S 1
with Jack Warren Kerrigan, Alice
Calhoun, Wanda Hawley and Miss
DuPoint. A rich warm romance of
India Seas?A thrilling story of .love i
and adventure. Admissions 15c and
Saturday May ,10th.
Hoot Gibson in "THE THRILL
CHASER" (A whirlwind of action,)
sparkling comedy and gripping melodrama^
Monday and Tuesday May 12-14th.
Harold Lloyd in his latest 7 reel '
feature length comedy
"The Picture scream of the Year".
TO THE BUYING PUBLIC,
I beg to announce to the people of
this and adjoining Counties that I
have bought an interest in the bus!
ness of Mr. E. D. Cheek. We.-have '
added largely to our lines of furni
turo and undertaking and are now
tetter prepared than ever before to
care for the wants of the puplic and
we cordially invite you to favoT us
with a call. You will find us in our (
new store on Depot Street, in front .
of Newton-Wilkerson Drag Store, (
and find us ready to serve you in the 3
very best manner. j
I cordially invite all of my friends j
to come in and^ see me when in town. ,
J. J. Woody, ,
with E. tT Cheek & Co.
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But owing to the public sentiment
against gifts and retainer fees and
not wjshing an investigation we have 1
no more Oil Free. But we will furn- J
ish the best grades of oil and.gps '
together with our BEST service and *
will appreciate your. patronage at
Central Service Station. *
Let me tlkferfny own farm. I own the. t
Inrwl T did in on/i oKnnl eaw?? -
personal property. My t?x was $300 i
in 1920; it was $400 in 1921; in 1922 i
it was $506 and a few cents: in 1923, t
with an increase of over^va million i
dollars in taxable property, it was <
about $000.00. Every farmer I have
talked with says his taxes have gone
up in about sartie proportion.
How long, Brother Farmer, can we
stand for such? Let me warn you 1
again to be sure how the man' you j
vote for stands on the land taxv~frf
am, asVp representative, .more con- ]
corned about the excessive taxes paid j
by the farrayr on the high value on
his land than-on the corporations of
small tax payer the reduction in his
taxes. From time immemorial the
wealthy tax payer has received the t
best end Ht'the bargain. It should be'c
the constant aim of-honest public raen,<
Ul s?i thai tile sliung Ju licit havi iln'l
advantage overxthe weak. ? . U
Yours respectfully, ia
W. A.'WABREH. t
HOME FIRST. >
O, NORTH CAROLINA
The special term of Court closed
ast Saturday nfornin'g, with the folowing
cases disposed of:,
J. W, Pleasant vs James Jackson. '
Plaintiff recovered the sum of eigthy
Alice Walker vs Ed Walker, suit
lor divorce. Divorce granted.
W. S. Wilson vs Joe Rohinson. Non
C. D. Morris vs Mary Morris. Suit"
lor divorce, granted. . ^
~Br I. Junes >:r Mis. I*">tfr)
(uuruinn oi w-HHe , nora tinn-'
ind Janie Blalock. Suit tor recovery
>f land. Judgment in favor of plain- <
:i(T, Jones., JCotice of appeal filed.
C. I. Jones vs J. I. Coleman and N.
D. Harris. Suit for recovery of land.'
Judgment in favor" of defendants,
"olenran and Harris. Notice of appeal
Jess Davis vs M. R. Long. Damage (
suit. Verdict in favor of Davis for
[7,000. Defendant files notice of appeal.
PROGRAM vOF OOITNTT
Missionary Meeting at Oak- Grove
Church Friday April 20th.
Devotional. Rev. B. O. Merritt.
Superannuate Endowment Fund.
Mrs. Walter Connelly.
Belle H. Barnett -Memorial Campaign.
Mrs. A. Ml Gates. - )
Social Servians/Mrs. Lee. Johnson.
Solo. Mrs. B. T. Hurley.
Noon Devotional. Rev. M. Bradsher.
Opening Devotional. Mrs. F. M.
Young Peoples Work. Miss Lily
Duke. ? ? ?- - -j
Children? Work. Mrs. M. Bradsher.
Roll Call of Churches and.Appoint-!
ment of Charge. Chairman.
Round Table DiseqaSiow <d iJW
Work in General. Miss Mattie Pulliam.
Mrs. B. KJ. Thompson,.-~v j
ALLIANCE HALL VS
' ' ALLENSVILLE HIGH.
On next Saturday night April 26th
Alliance Hall basket ball team vsi
Allensville High School, at the Win-'
stead Warehouse at 8 o'clocki CharlieHarris,
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TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS. '
Owing to circumstances I have de-'
:ided to withdraw my announcement
is a candidate for the nomination of
bounty Commissioner. I thoroughly
appreciate the many words of commendation
which my friends have,
jiven me, but respectfully ask that
poo vote for some one else, as I am
lot a candidate. ** J
Very respectfully, I
John L. Gentry.
"THE DUST OF THE EARTH." "
A play, "The Dust of the Earth,";
will be given at the new Leasburg
luditorium at 8 o'clock P. M.y on
Hjursday April 24th. Admission 20
ind 30 cents. Everybody invited.
REVIVAL AT BAPTIST CHLRCn.
.. . .. ?T? . !
ur, s. J. rorter 01 1/urnam is con-,
lucting the services at the revival at
he Baptist church, preaching twice
laily, 3:30 and 7:30 P. M. Dr. Porter
s a preacher of exceptional ability
md- if you are not hearing him on
hese occasions you are indeed missng
a rare treat. .The services will
ontinue throughout the week.
ATTRACTIVE SHOW WINDOW. |
We do not know who the artist is,;
tut whoever arranged the Easter disilay
window at Wilbum & Sotterield
is truly an artist in that line,
t was easily one- of the prettiest disilaya
mad* here in some time.
Hon. Tasker A. "Polk, ol Warren-'
tin, has been invited and has aeeept'd
the invttation, to deliver the Maratrial
Day add rasa here on May 10th.t
111. Pulh has tin e?paieiiah'~ii.i being,
me of tliv In'il -nratots in thh State J
ind the daughters are to be congest-,
dated upon their choice.
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V Wednesday Evening; j
GREAT MISSIONARY MEETING
The Greensboro Division of the
North Carolina Woman's Missionary!
Ur. ion will hold its annual meeting at!
Cary, between Durham and Raleigh, i
nn May 6. The Greensboro Division
tonsists of those eight Associations
in the Piedmont section extending
'torn tho boundary line of- Virginia
that of South Carolina.
% 'The n%eetir.tr May 6th will be difhctcd
by the r irst Vice-President of
the State W. ?,"l. U., Mrs. Martin W.
Blli-V nf Rnr'ingtnn. Mrs- Buck is
pleasantly remembered in the Beulah
A-ssoeiation for her beautiful address
at- Clement last June on 'The
tar Reaching Influence of . Ipttle
: Women, of the Eeulah Association
are especially fortunate in having
the Divisional meeting so near them
this year. The State Convention held,
iln A- ''
!?' vrvjuewuiy tiic wisi \vtren. in /\pni
[was too far away for the busy hometoiakers
of this association to be welt
represented. The meeting at Cary be-gir.s
at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning
and closes in time for the afternoon
train, making it necessary to be absent
from home only one day. Entertainment
over night, however, will
be provided for delegates who cannot
arrive in time for the morning session.
Society presidents should notify
Mrs. C. H. Norris, Cary, If. C. in
time to provide homes for their delegates.
Such meetings as that great W. M.
U. Convention in Goldsboro a few,
weeks since, this Divisional meeting
at Cary, and the Annual meeting of
the Beulafa-W. M. U. to be held at
Yanceyville, June 17-18, should be
largely attended. The best speakers
are provided, the happietfk-aocial relations
exist, the nobleat impulse are
stirred, -the heat plans discussed, and
great results follow. The societies
that are best represented at these
^yjtanngs are the societies most acgood
work*. All Beulah
women are urged to attend them.'
Mrs. Buck requests that the delegates
bring to Cary anything and
everything that will help the other
person,?attractive invitations and
programs, impressive posters and
charts, good working ideas of any
kind. The meeting is intended to be
of inspiration and practical help to
every one who attends.
Cary extends a cordial welcome to
all missionary workers; the Beulah
W. M. U.'Vannot do better than accept
the good things offered.
moved into -new quarters.
Mess. E. D. Cheek & Co. have
moved into the new building on Dopot
Street, in front of Newton-Wilkerson
Drug Store. Xhey have not
got things straightened out yet, but
they arc ready to serve ail in.need
of furniture or undertaking. When
things are completed on the inside
this will be one of thg most handsome
and complete furniture and undertaking
plants -in this section.
MR. W. T. PASS ERECTING
Mr. W. T. Pass has broken dirt for
a large tobacco storage house on his
lot adjoining the Hyco warehouse. It
will be about 80 feet square and will
be built of brick and: atone. .
i want to take this opportunity to
speak a word for my friend Mr. J.
l. Cothran. i have known him from
childhooH Anrl know him t.rt hf> n rhri*.
tian gentlemen?an<T no higher praise
can be given any mam If you elect
him as your Sheriff you will make
Respectfully, ? j
' J. W. Noell,
Mt. Tirzah, N. C. ;
At the request^of the Postmaster
General, the United States Civil Service
Commission announces an open1
competitive examination, frotn which
it ia expected to fill a vacancy in. the
position of postmaster at Ko*bero~orr
Mhy 20th. This is not an examination!
under the Civil Service Act and rules,
but is held under an Executive order
issued May 10th.
Miss Lorena' Mills spent several
days lpst week "with friends ip Raleigh.
\.pril 23rd, 192^
The Bridge Club met with Mies
Mary Harris on last Thursday af- '
ternoon. Two tables were arranged 1
for the game of Bridge- and many in- '
toresting. games were enjoyed. The ?
house was lovely with bright spring '
flowers. A most delicious ice course
was served by the hostess, assisted '
by Mrs. Clarence Bowen. Attractive <
rose cups filled with stuffed dates 1
were given-to the following: Mes- '
dames M. R. Long, W, S. Clary Jrw
% T. Long, W. C: Watkins, K.j G. 1
Innp W P" tVon,ty fit .I Elizabeth
Harvey and Elizabeth Noell. j1
The Review Club met on Thurs-'1
day afternoon with Mrs. R. L. Wil- :
bum. The members responded to roll '
call with current news, and aftpr n '
short business session the hour- was
rvit'on ici Xtro?fnwaU t> B-?J_1 ?-1- - !
p"v.i n/ una. voiu*? x xjiausjiei, ?vn?,
led the lesson review on Milton. Mrs. '
R. H. Oakley in splendid manner cave i
the'magazine article. At the close of,
the lesson, the members were Invited;
into the living room where tables inj'
dainty appointments were arranged
.for the delicious salad course and ice;'
ilpa which was served to them. Pretty^
Easter baskets filled: JWtth candies
were at each plate, with- bon-bon
j dishes "of salted nuts on each table.
The members phe sent were Mesdames
I. O. Wllkerson, B. C. Thompson, T.
|-B. Woody, R. H. Oakley, T. W.
| Pass, Lillian Foreman, Edwin Eber'man,
Carrie P. Bradsher, A. R. WarI
ren, H. L. Crowell, R. E. White and
E. E. Thomas.
' On Monday Evening Mrs. Rufu3
Garrett entertained her Sunday
school class. After a short business jmeeting
the members enjoyed many
interesting games. Tjre hostess served
a delicious siTSo course with cof-fee
and-whipped cream, to -the-follow- jing:
Mesdames A. E. Jackson, Louis
Standfield, W. R. Cates, Exie Carver, |
IJenry CLjv, O. T. Kirby, Earnest j
Wilkerson, Will Carver, David Brooks, I
George Fox, Walker and Misses Irma
Wllkerson and Edna Standfield.
The Pleasure Club met Friday afternoon
with Mrs. Frank Wilson.,
Five tables were arranged in the living
room which were very beautiful
with blooming flowers. Boston Rook;
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I was me ^ame 01 .tne auernoon ana >
| aftfer many interesting pames the
hostess assisted by Mrs'. Frank Howard
and Mrs. Landon Bradsher serv|
ed a delightful^ salad course with af;ter
dinner coffee, 'those present were
| Mesdames E. M. Davis, E. G. ,Long,
I Hubert Morton, Wheeler Newell, J.
D. K. Richmond, B. A. Thaxton, Otis |
I Wilkerson, T. B. XVoody, W. C. Bui-1
lock, B. G. Clayton, L. C. Bradsher,)
T. E. Austin, F. W. Howard, J. A. ,
; Long, W. F. Long, A. S. deVlaming,
Preston Satterfield, Geo. Thomas, R.
j J. Teague and Miss Ruth Newton,
? Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Long delighl.
fully entertained the members of The
| Frtday Afternoon Book Club, their
husbands and additional guests . at
j their home an South Main St. Thurs- J
| day evening. The entire lower floor
was pretty with decorations of many
"spring flowers and thirteen tables 1
were arranged for the game of Bos- '
ton Rook. After many interesting
progressions a deliclmw salad course. <
with coffee and salted nuts, was <
; served. Dainty nasKets nued witn
; candy were given as favors.'
On Tnesday evening at 8 o'clock 1
Mrs. Joe Y. Blanks was hostess to her
Sunday School class at ' her attractive
new bungalow on. Reams Avenue,
twenty, five members being present.
The rooms were thrown en suite and <
most attractively decorated with ,
spring flowers. The businesa of the ]
class was first dispensed with. Miss ,
Mildred Satterfleld read a very interesting
papeT on "The Quiet Member."
Next a contest, "Shakesperean
Romance" was engaged in, Mrs. B. G. ?
Clayton and Miss Mildred Satterleld <
tying for the prise, Mrs. Clayton be- j
ing-the wJnn?L_Of a lovely .piece of 1
hand work. After this the hostess. 2
assisted by Mrs. ipt O. Carver and t
Mrs. B. G. Clayton, served most de- 1
licious block'cream and pound cake, i
*? u ' 4f
Mrs. J. A. Beam was hostess to the '
Research club on Wednesday after- i
noon at Hotel Jones. This was the i
last meeting of the jrear, and. officers i
igr; theeensulwg year yere electad. [1
These were hfrs. S. U. (Dayton, presi- j
dent; Mrs. -H.'S." Morton, vice-presi-1 i
dont, and Mrs. B. B. Newell, secretary i
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PER YEAR IN ADVANCE
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HIGH SCHOOL TEXTS ADOPTED^
The Committee on High School
Text Books for Person County met
n Roxboro Saturday. This cbmmitee
consisted of Mrs. J. A. Beam. Mr.
italvey, Miss Emma Noell, Miss
Helen Graves and Mr. A. C. Gentry.
the beginning of the meeting,
t was agreed to go slowly about
changing satisfactory books, to take
>nc yesr to become adjusted to ?
hanges and to use the adopted list
;xclusively( throughout Person Cottn y.
Among the points especially cms
idered in choosing tl)e hooks were
he cost of the texts, their durability.
mrtturciicos pi type ana illustration,
simplicity of language and wisdom
jt matter discussed. Making the seections
was n? smalt job.
The following texts were adopted
For the next five years beginning
with September 1924:
Lewis and Hosic?Practical English
for High Schools. .*
Ward?Sentence and Theme Revised.
Ward?Sentence Book, to be used
with Sentence and Theme.
Tanner?Composition and Rhetoric
- Allen?Review of English Grammar
for Secondary Schools.
Royster Reading Report Blanks.
Chew?Practical High School Speller.
Winston?The Winston Simplified .'
Chardenal?Complete French Coarse.
Collar, Daniel, Jenkins?First Year
Bennett?New Latin Composition.
Book I and II.
\Ventworth - Smith?Higher Arithmetic.
Wentworth - Smith?Plane Geometry.
Hunter?New Essentials of Biology.
Hunter?Laboratory Problem in
Snyder?Everyday Science with Projects.'
-Hill?Community Life and Civic ^
Webster?Early Europe on History..
Webster?Modern Europeon Hiahm
Webster?World - History.
Beard and Bogley?History of th?
American People, Revised'.
The selection of English History
and Physiology was left open for
APRON, CAKE AND CANDY SALK
The ladies in Mr. F. O. Carver's
Sunday School class will have a cake,
candy and apron sale next Saturday
morning at Wilburn & Satterfleld's
store. Don't make a cake for Sunday
but get one from us. The sale begins
at 10 o'clock?don't miss it. /
COVRT AGAIN THIS WEEK.
Regular term of Person County
Superior ^.Court is in session this
week, Judge Sinclair presiding, with
Solicitor McLendon prosecuting. NotWithstanding
the special term last
week it will probably last through
tnc week. The criminal docket will
probably be finished by tonight, with
the remainder being taking np with
civil cases. \Ve will publish full profeedings
in our" neJtt,
Mrs. M. R. Long and Miss Oveda
Long spent a few days in Richmond
SAINT MARK'S CHURCH.
First Sunday after Raster: Church
School at 10:00 A. M. Morning Pray:r
Holy Communion and Sermon at
11:00 A. M. Evening Prayer and aernon
at 7:30 p. m.
J. L. Martin, Rector.
ind treasurer. The program for the
iftemoon was "The Little Theater
Movement, and Eugene O'Neil" Mrs.
T. J. Winstead presented a paper on ?
he ".Little Theater Movement" and
Mrs. A. M. Burns one on "The Provncetown
Player, and Eugene 0*hfeil." - ''
'Beyond the Horiwm." A delicious
lalad course, coffee, nuta and mints
vere served. The members present
reru Mesdames W. C. Bullock, A. M.
Surns, L. M. Osiltum B, fl. Clayton.
S. deVlaming, E. P.-Thinlap. TT. .
3. Morton, W. O. Sample, W. T. Pass,
!>-:!? WHburn,' and J. J. Winttead. ?
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