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THE WAYNESVILLE MOUNTAINEER
Towns Concerned Over
Lack Of Financial Aid
From State Collections
RALEIGH Extreme concern
over the General Assembly's fail
ure to enact any legislation to re
lieve the pressing financial crisis
of the State's cities and towns was
expressed this week by the North
Carolina League of Municipali
ties. City Manager H. M. Cooksey of
Thomasville. League president, de
clared the current legislature "ap
pears su wrapped up, in doing Some
thing for rural areas that it has
forgotten the citiens of cities and
towns vWio pay mot of the State's
Couk-ev decried what he termed
' the Legiskituie : .il.ii.iiiiig lack of
understanding of the serious finan- !
cial prohleiii- laced by North Caro- '
lina's lijunii ipaiitie- and their many
thousanc's of h.iraed citizen."
His seli.'iiiieius were echoed by
Mayor Ray Shute of Monroe, chair
man of the League's legl-.lal i e
Shute added that the League was!
"very cuiiteined uvei the apparent ,
rural-urban -phi in the Lepi: la
lu"e." and lie cpiv--'ed regret that
such a situation has been permit
ted by tlie Stale administration to
"We don't want that sort of
thing," Shule said, "We realize
that the urban and rural segments
ot North Carolina must work to
gether as a unit, for the welfare
ol the entire State We believe forward-looking
rural leaders agree ;
with us. We dislike to see the '
Legislature or the administration j
or any other agency play one side
against the other. We are "sincere
in warning the people of this State
that such a policy will, in the long
run. seriously hinder the general
progress of North Carolina. We
h lievc the problems of both sides
should be considered and dealt
"The municipalities of this State
certainly will not sit by idly and
continue to get the short end of
the deal every time they ask for
legitimate help. The patience of
urban residents is getting short.
They are the state's heaviest tax
payers and lhc are demanding to
he included in any (Jo Forward'
program. N State can go forward
by holding back one great segment
ot its population to the advantage
ot another. We must all go forward
Shule explained that the Joint
Finance Committee had killed a j
League-backed measure to revise
the State's Schedule fi iprivilegel
tax schedule to remove tax dis-
criminations between local busi-j
nes.ses anil to give municipalities!
more leeway in levying privilege !
taxes. Adoption of the proposal I
Mrs. Herman Francis, formerly of JOAN'S, and Mrs. Gporse Brown, Jr.,
formerly of BEA'S BEAUTY SALON
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Fourth Of Milk
Used Says Report
RALEIGH (AP) North Caro
lina imported nearly one-fourth of
its fluid milk supply from other
states last year.
C. XV. Pegram, director of the
dairy division of the State Depart
ment of Agriculture said the milk
cost approximately $5,500,000.
A report issued by Pegram based
on information from creameries
and distributors under the milk
audit law showed that wholesale
milk purchases from other states
totaled 78.799.151 pounds in 1948
or 14.918,500 pounds more than
1947 imports of 63,880,651 pounds.
The percentage of out-of-state
purchases to the total fluid milk
supply was 25.5 per cent last year
compared with 22 8 per cent the
Purchases of Grade A milk from
North Carolina producers also in
creased last year, th" report show
id while the quantity of ungraded
or "manufacturing" milk, used for
conversion into other dairy pro
Pegram interpreted this as indi
cating that more and more North
Carolina milk producers "are real
izing the wisdom of improving
their facilities so as to meet the
State's standards for Grade A
would have meant approximately
$2,500,000 more in annual revenue
Shute also was critical of the
lack of action on a bill that would
give municipalities one cent of the
State's 6c tax on gasoline. This
would give municipalities about
$6,000,000 annually. The measure
now is "bottled up" in the House
Finance Committee, Shute report
ed. The bill was introduced on
January 17. Since then. Shute said,
the bill apparently has "hit a stone
League officials pointed out that
municipalities are entitled to sub
stantial aid from gasoline revenues
to relieve their burden in bidding
and maintaining streets "which are
used not only by urban residents
but by farmers, tourists, through
trucks and others," as well as by
taxis, delivery trucks and other
vehicles that rarely if ever leave
the city limits
American oilmen discovered oil
in 1932 on the island of Bahrein
in the Persian Gulf.
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TOGGED OUT IN RlDINO CLOTHES, Km mounted and torn afoot, Eng
lish farmers from Worceiterthirt Mid GlouewUxshire parade through
! London's Piccadilly In protest against bill that waa aimed at banning
: their fox hunting right. Aa a result, the bill waa defeated. (International)
North Carolina News
From The Wires of Associated Press and United Press
Held For Child's Death '
A warrent charging Clarence and !
Kita Overman with the murd- of i
their 2 . 2-year-old crippled daugh
ter. Mary, has been sworn out in
Ashboro by Randolph Sheriff Ben
The warrant said in part: "Clar-
enre and Rita Schneider Overman 1
did unlawfully, willfully, and
feloniously slay and kill one Mary
Overman, aged 2Vi years."
Kills Two Over $5 Debt
Police Chief William 11. Ferrell
" 1 : "....I-
ted the .slaymgs of two other men!
in an argument over a five-dollar
debt he owed them. The officer
quoted Jasper Jenkins as saying he
shot the two Negroes in self-defense
after he was attacked with
a knife. He said Jenkins surren
dered shortly after Richard Ardell
and Leander Kelly, both 26-year-old
Negroes, were shot to death.
Church Buys Bus
High Peak Baptist church of
Burke county has purchased a bus
to transport members to and from
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Killed By Train
A 45-yi ar-olcl woman met death
when she stemicd into I he oath of
a Southern Hallway passenger
train at a crossing near Moores
ville. The victim. Mrs. Marl ha lloncy-
cutt, wife of a MiMiiesville luniber-
man. apparently failed to bear the
blasts ot a warnint; whistle witnes
ses told police.
Pickpocket At Church
Police reported that a piekpock
Wt attended services at the
AKI' Church in Charlotte.
Pocket hooks ol three members
, , ,,.,, ,,,. ...
from the cfiwir room while services
were in session, officers said.
No Legal Betting
There'll be no election on legal
izing pari-mutuel betting in near
by Washington park, as far as the
city fathers arc concerned.
Lawyer Smashes Camera
Attorney Sam J. Morris. re
tained as lawyer for John Robert
(Jacki Bridge,, in Kalcigh, dam
aged the camera ol News and Ob
server Slaff Pholner.ipher f.aw
rence Woftord in an ( Ifoi t to keep
him from get tin;; a picture ot his
Wofford snapped a picture of
Bridges as he va ; being taken into
an anteroom in Wake County
The picture was good and wa
publi hed on Pae one.
A Lot Of Checking
The Mechanieid Inspection Divi
sion in- peeled 249.4t)'"i vehicles
from January 1 through February
25, when ilu in peel ion program
was abolished by act of the legis
lature, the Molor Vehicles Depart
Tins was alinoit as many ve
hicles as the division cheeked dur
ing the entile hi t six month-; of
1943. when V.:,:MTi vehicles went
throiifli the lane.
Cow Has Rabies
Veterinarian J. E. Heed in CJas
tonia said lie will have to kill a
cow who contracted rabies, a dis
ease usually sinking only dogs and
"She paws the ground violent
ly, foams at the mould and
charges anyone who gels near
her," Dr. Heed said.
ro Dives in Well
A spectacular head-on dive into
a 45-foot well ended the life of
Benjamin Wicker, a 20-year-old Ne
gro, at Osgood, eight miles north
of Sanford. Sunday afternoon about
One hundred persons watched
the efforts to recover Ihc body,
which was accomplished about 9
o'clock Sunday night.
Court Room Fight
A fight broke out in Charlotte
City Police Court.
When the combatants, a Negro
man and a Negro woman, were
separated, the woman was charged
She had been in court to appear
against aman whom she had
charged with assault.
But hei case will have to be
tried in rounly court.
Both Police Court Judeo E
McA. Currie and' Solicitor John
Mcfiae, Jr., witnessed the battle.
Church Safe Rohbcd
Officers described Hip 5 .inn
cracking of a church safe at Fair
mont as similar to a Lumberton
safe-blirwlng job a month ago.
Sheriff Willie Hrit tl,nHn
. t "l ooiu inciC
had been no arrests in either ease.
"The drilling was exactly alike
on both gafs," Sheriff Britt re
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Redden Gets Lots
Opinions On The
Rep. Monroe M. Redden of llen
dersonvllle, has plenty of constitut
ents who not only listen to the
radio, but also have political opin
ions. This is evidenced by the num
ber of replies, about 150 to date,
(hat he has received answering LM
questions asKed by radio commen
tator Fulton Lewis, Jr., regarding
the Taft-Hartley act. The com
mentator asked his audience to
send numbered answers to their
The story woven into the 150
messages, as Rep. Redden see-, it,
is that the people feel that certain
poitions of the Taft-Hartley ad
are indicpennabie and mun be re
tained. These include specifically t fie
portion prohibiting secondary boy
cotts and the one piotiibiim ;
"feather bedding" on jobs.
The messages are practically
unanimous in urging retention ol
the authority of the courts to en
join strikes of a national character
that affect the health and welfare
of the people.
Jailed For Baby's Death
A 29-year-old divorcee was jail
ed in Hutherfordton on charges of
hanging her newborn infant daugh
ter. Mary Keeter of the Mount Ver
non community was transferred
from the Kuthurf-.d hospital to
the county jail five days after she
allegedly gave birth to the child
unassisted in an outside toilet.
The baby girl weighed 9 pounds.
Scott Not Interested
Governor Scott made it clear he
has no intention of stepping down
as Governor in order to succeed .1.
Melville Broughton in the V. S.
He Packs A Wallop
Police Officers J. E. Phillips and
fi. B. Evans were xti'iincliiiu I,.
force a drunken Negro into a Fay-
etleville jail cell. The prisoner re
sisted violently. Officer Kvans
swung a haymaker. The Nemo
ducked. The blow knocked two
teeth from Officer Phillips mouth.
Charles M. Johnson, former Slale
treasurer and gubernatorial candi
date, has Joined the First Secui-i- i
ties corporation of Durham as vice
Charles F. Jones, nresidenl of 1
(,hc corporation, said Johnson will!
tisMime nis duties immediately and !
will continue to live in Raleigh, j
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Tinned Under Wreck
A driver lay pinned nine hour-,
under the cab of his truck after il
overturned three miles north of
Discovered at 3 a.m. Bernard
Newman. 20. of Fancy Gap, Va .
was suffering from shock, 'expo
sure, and head and hip injuries. ;
His unloaded vehicle plunged
down a 100-foot embankment on
the Mount Airy highway.
Catches 375 Cases Booze
Constable O. D. Barrs, former
Catawba County sheriff and now al.
tached to staff of Sheriff P.av Pitts
captured 375 cases of taxpaid
whiskey east of Newton but with:
the comment that "he didn't love
publicity" Barrs declined t lv.v
the exact location of the seiure.
The whiskey is stored in Hick
ory. Asheville Being Sued
The city of Asheville is on trial
in Buncombe Superior Court in a
$50,000 damage suit filed by the
mother of a traffic accident victim
Mrs. Florence E. f .nwmiin rill,-,.
ed the city with negligence in con
nection with the accident April
24, 1947. in which hpr ir.
daughter. Gay Bee. was killed.
the complaint said the auto in
W'hich the girl was rirlinu hn n
taining wall after going out of con-
uoi. It alleged (hat a hole in the
road caused the driver to lose ccyi-
" vi nit- venicie.
The city counsel denied that
there was a hole.
Jail Is Empty
Rooms for rent reasonable!
That was the sign posted on Ihc
Pasquotank County jail as Jailor
Johnny Anderson threw the doors
wide open while awaiting new cus
tomers. Jailer Anderson said it was the
first time in more than i
that the jail had been without at
ied.il one occupant.
Payment In Full
A guilty conscience has resulted
in the payment of another old
J. P. Walker, manager of a Dunn
store .said that he had received a
letter with 19 cents enclosed from
a woman who said she'lifted" a
head band from the local store
many years ago.
Harry Heilmann, former Detroit
Tiger baseball great, and now a
radio broadcaster on the Tiger
games, also assist in h .i-i...
DtroU Lions football games.
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Texjs ;"-irs to tli.- Southwest
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l.i I I ill. n in h.:s hi-, si-Ills set
ml the i i, ill, i i hi e oiii -i.nle and
Ixi-mne .ruts this siniii. He
i.K.i! si linn-, l.,'l I 'll ami was
unbeaten. The viv -foot, 111
poiiiid A" :!e has rim the two
Ice On Parkins Lot
Starts Car Spree
ST. LOITS i I I'
l)i ivei less au-
lo. phr.cil lag all over the river
.front parking lot when a sudden
drop in temporal lire created a
half-inch ice cover.
The skidding aulos didn't stop
-until I hey hit ol her parked cars.
Sonic1 were dented nil three sides
when oilier vehicle-, converged on
Informed of I he situation, the
department ol streets sent a truck
load of ashes to I he scene. The
iruck slid into the lot broadside
and crashed inlo four aulos.
Deadly Gas f hv Makes
lietter Coyote Trap
KlNOSVII.l.K, Tex. il l'i King
liaii'-h has developed a better coy
A small circular affair, (he (rap
contains a .'Hi caliber shell loaded
with cyanide ga The device is
cocked, '-meau-d wilh hall -decayed
meat and stuck inlo Hie ground,
The coy oh1 miioMs I he meat, lugs
al the device In get il out of the
ground, the mechanism lires, and
Ilu- cyanide gas goes clown his
In one month alone Iho ranch
counted 1 "ill dead coy oles..
Want Ads Itiins Ouick Results
Indian Service Plai
'Open House' At Cher
CHEROKEE. All divisions of
the Indian Service will hold open
house at Cherokee March 18, in
observance of the 100th birthday of
the United States Department of
On that day the public will be
invited to visit the Reservation,
and become acquainted with the
work of the Indian Service.
Guides will be provided to show
visitors through the agency office
: and explain the work there. Visi
i tors will be invited to observe the
teaching 'in the classrooms, to
inspect the cooking and sewing
loboratories, and to watch the weav
ing and basket making classes at
work. Most visitors will be inter
r ited in seeing students at work in
the wood-carving, furniture mak
ing, art metal work and pottery
departments at the central school.
Kitchens, dining rooms and dormi
tories will be open to the public,
as well as the carpentry, plumbing,
electrical and auto repair shops.
The three-day schools on the
reservation also will welcome visi
lors. The dairy barn and the herd of
milk cows which supply milk for
the school children, the school
hogs and poultry flock will interest
The Soil and Moisture, Forestry,
Agricultural F-xtension, Roads and
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