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PglSS AS SOC lATICWt
And let the beauty of The Lord, Our God, be upon us: and
establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work
of our hands establish thou it: Psalm 90:17.
A THOUGHT FOR LABOR DAY
Work is worship to labor is to pray, because that is to ex-,
ercise the highest, the divine faculties implanted in us as the
sons of God. It matters not if the labor be the writing of a
thesis or the digging of a ditch, it is the use of the same divine
faculty to labor to create and upon its proper and free use de
pends the life of individuals, na tions and races. Those that have
been untrue have shared the fate of the tree without fruit.
They have passed away because they encumbered the earth.
Those that have been true have lived, and according to history
and to religious belief they are to live. Let us try to profit by
this lesson and so live that labor shall be free, that it shall
come into its own.
Andrew Furuseth to the students of the University of Cali
fornia, Labor Day, 1927.
Some County Facts And Figures
IN another column the Macon County Board of
Commissioners have published the county's state
ment of financial information made at the end of
the fiscal year to the North Carolina Local Gov
ernment Commission and also the report of current
funds required to be filled out by the county gov
ernments of the state and sent to the Director of
Local Government. This shows the amount of
the county's bank deposits and the securities of
banks on same,
These figures show that the assessed property
valuation has had a normal increase since 1939.
The figures of 1941-42 do not include the increase
in property valuation for taxation which will confe
from the Nantahala dam, which will bring a large
increase in the county's tax receipts. We under
stand that the value of this assessment will be de
termined by the State Power Commission in De
cember. The budget for the year 1942-43 estimates rev
enues under the heads of General Fund $12,992,
and Special Fund $24,210; Taxes ad valorem and
general county taxes for county debt service, $43,
000 ; for Franklin township, $7,848. '
1942-43 Tax Levy necessary to the budget es
timates total countywide valuation to be $5,994,
812, and total valuation of Franklin township, $2,
308,390. Appropriations under the General Fund include
general government expenses, such as county com
missioners, clerk, county attorney, election expense,
tax listing and preparing, audit, vital statistics,
supplies, travel and contingent expense. Other ap
propriations are under the head of County Ac
countant, Courthouse and Grounds, Register of
Deeds, Sheriff, Farm and Home Demonstration
and Library. For the library the county appro
priates $200 a year.
Appropriations from the Special Fund are
listed under six heads as follows: 1. Pauper (in
cluding expense of county home and outside aid),
$1,950; 2. Courts, $2,90; 3. Jail, $1,100; 4. Fire
Prevention, $750; 5. Emergency Health Relief (in
cluding county physician, hospital, medical and
health cooperative costs, $2,000 ; 6. Welfare (in
cluding salaries of welfare workers, quotas for
state agencies for old age assistance, aid to depen
dent children, etc.), $15,305.
The county's dert service is under two heads
Bond Interest and Sinking Fund requirements, ac
cording to agreement, $43,162.64, and Bond ex
pense, $200. In addition there is the Debt Service
Fund of Franklin Township, amounting to $7,
617.69. This makes a total for debt service of
For those who have an interest in figures, the
above will give a fair idea of the apportioning of
the county's revenue for "the general welfare," for
running expenses and for the liquidation of the
All counties are required by state law to make
their appropriations under certain regulations and
to keep their expenditures within certain bounds.
The budget must likewise be passed upon by the
State Director of Local Government, who is
Charles M. Johnson of Raleigh.
The books of the county commisisoners are
open to any citizen at all times. This year's re
port shows the county's affairs in good condition,
with evidence of careful and painstaking manage
ment by the county's officers responsible to the
.people. A growing interest in the county's 'house
keeping' and an intelligent knowledge of the coun
ty' finances by the people is helpful to those who
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carry the responsibility of the county's business.
We will grow towards a higher degree of that ideal
we fight for namely, democracy only insofar as
we develop general and special knowledge of those
elements upon which depend the happiness and
welfare of all. Intelligent apportioning of funds
and wise management of local finances is an im
portant element. For this reason the Legislature
has recommended their publication.
Letters to Editor
To The Editor:
The result of my reqpest a
few weeks ago in The Press that
my friends who could not visit
me, write me, has beero ,a great
pleasure. I have received cards
and letters, -.even from friends in
other states who take The Press,
and I had lost their address.
These do me good that no medi
cine can do. Read Romans, 8th
chapter and 18th verse.
John H. Thomas.
This and That
By FRANKIE MACON
You may think vour little bit
of scrap won't help, but your
little such as a discarded garden
shovel will make lour hand gre
We wonder if Hitler will regard
it as an unsportsmanlike trick
for the Russians to have cold
weather this winter.
Maybe Washington is so con
gested because it is necessary to
keep more workers coming in to
do the work of the workers who
are already there, but don't work.
Some of the Washington au
thorities seem to be fearful that
the people axe not worrying
enough about the war. Optimism
must not be permitted to rear
its ugly head in our midst.
The proposal to limit individual
earrings to $25,000 a year raises
the question of whether some of
the radio and movie stars will be
willing to work for such a pit
A woman, purchasing War
Bonds told the clerk : "I've been
saving this money to divorce my
husband, but I can stand him
better than I can Hitler!"
The following notice was in
serted in a weekly mewsuuner
'Anvone found near mv chicken
house at night will be found there
IN MEMORY OF
LYMAN HIGDON, JR.
He left a bit of sunshine as he
lived from day to day,
To, brighten up our path and
make it seem more gay ;
He turned the darkened clouds
to skies of azure blue,
He chased away our troubles
and made them seem so few;
His face was always bright, with
a smile for everyone.
He entered into every sport
and always made it fun ;
So, as the day go speeding by
and forming into years,
The mem'ry of his smiling face
will vanish many tears.
Mildred R. Roper,
He's only a sailor on the rolling
Under foreign skies and
Only a sailor's lot does he reap,
In summer rain and winter
He's only a sailor for Uncle Sam,
Far from his home and native
"He's only a sailor," some folks
"He can make a living in no
You may call him a pauper, or a
But remember, folks, he's the
man behind the gun!
When war clouds arise on a
'Tis he-inot you who goes
forth to die.
'Tis he -who stands - in his suit
To defend his Flag, his home
and you ;
'Tis he who walks the decks of
And would die with a smile on
While you enjoy what he has
Tho' gome cast nim off and
call him a "bum."
If it were not for hint, whom
some of you hate,
Foreign powers invading
would seal your fate!
Then you would cry aloud for
the "boys in blue,"
But if there were none pray,
what would you do?
And the sailor's wife, who travels
the world o'er,
To be with her man one day
out of four,
Is snubbed and shunned by the
best in the town,
When she so needs a smile
she sees only a frown! '
They refuse to believe that she
To her man and country to the
Red, White and Blue;
The apartment house landlord
says," No Navy allowed,"
And insults her husband, of
whom she is proud!
Remember folks, who stay safely
To give him words good and
Before he gave up his home to
wear the Blue,
He was a civilian (he same as
Charles E. Mason
Charleston, S. C.
MR. AND MRS. HALL
MOVE TO ASHEVILLE
Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Hall left
Tuesday to make their home in
Asheville, where Mr. Hall has
been transferred to the same po
sition he held for 10 years in the
Pisgah - Croatan National Forest
headquarters. He has been with
the Nantahala National Forest
headquarters here as assistant ad-
ministrtor for the last three
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Local Government Commission
MACON COUNTY, N. C.
As of June 30, 1942. '
Population of Unit 1940 Census 15,880.
Assessed Property Valuation for Taxation 1941 $5,772,399.00
Assessed Property Valuation for Taxation 1940 ..$5,378,391.0)
Assessed Property Valuation for Taxation 1939 $5,348,759.00
1941 Tax Kate is divided as follows: Debt Service, $.79; General
Fund, $.15; Other Purposes, $.36.
Fiscal Year Tax Rata Tax Levy Uncol. To Date
Uncollected Taxes for all Prior Years .......
Bonds Macon County and Franklin Township .'. $842,000.00
Bonds Anticipation Notes None
Revenue Anticipation Notes None
TOTAL DEBT .$842,000.00
Kind oi debt assumed by the Ujnit which was not created by the Unit
, (School District, Road District, etc. This is IMPORTANT.)
School Bonds and School Notes.
Were Sufficient Taxes Levied for Debt Service for the Fiscal Year
SINKING-FUND BONDS Outstanding in the Amount ot $ None
Sinking Fund Cash on Hand .-. $47,755.28
Sinking Fund Investments Held None
Cash now available for payment of Bond Principal and Int.. .$47,755.28
DEFAULT RECORD . None
Refunding plan now operative. Interest paid on all refunded bonds
up to and including June 30, 1942.
The foregoing is a true Statement according to the records for
the above named Local Unit.
(Signed) C. T. BRYSON, County Accountant.
July 14, 1942.
The Director of Local Government
OF MACON COUNTY, N. C.
DEPOSITS IN BANKS
As of June 30, 1942. Bank of Franklin, Franklin, N. C.
On Time Deposit ,. .....$ None
Certificates of Deposit None
Drawing Account ....... i 34,351.98
TOTAL . . . .$34,351.98
Secured by : j JLlM
U. S. Government Bonds ...$11,000.00
State of North Carolina Bonds ...14,000.00
County, City, Town and District Bonds
Town of Andrews .... 4,000.00
Town of Franklin 16J00O.OO
TOTAL SECURITY ...-...$15,000.00
JACKSON COUNTY BANK, SYLVA, N. C.
Drawing Account ..' 476.89
TOTAL , : .$ 476.89
TOTAL SECURITY , $45,000.00
TOTAL DEPOSITS IN BANKS ...................... .$34,828.87
I, the undersigned, do hereby certify that the above is a true
statement of Cash of Current Funds ok the aforesaid unit on deposit
in the above banks and. of the securities deposited by each of the
above banks to protect said deposits as of the dates given.
WITNESS my hand, this 14th day of July, 1942.
C. T. BRYSON, County Accountant.
THE TIME OF YEAR
WILL SOON CALL FOR
And More Sweaters
We bought more sweaters last
winter for men, women and
children, and I am lucky and
glad to say my shipment came
complete ... So now I have
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Colors, Style and Price To Suit You
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