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A Deraeeratle Journal, devoted to the material, educational, '
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eteaemlc and agricultural Interests of Duplin County. , .
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STATE LAND TAX
Recently Representative J. K. Powell of White- .
. ville, nominee for .. the State Senate from Colum-
bus county, reported that he had been hearing that i
the 1951 General Assembly would be asked to levy,
a State ad valorem tax on property for school pur
; . poses. Publication of the Powell report brought no '
V denial of such intentions from Governor Scott or
, ' amy spokesman forTiis office. " '-'t
' And neither the report nor the absence of denial
J is.cause for surprise in view'of the fact that the Gov
ernor favored a land tax early in the 1949 legisla
. ,The North Carolina Economy Advocate, edited ' :
toy J. Paul Leonard, has reproduced a photostatic ;.
copy of a letter written by Representative Kerr -,
Craige Ramsay of Salisbury to Governor Scott on--August
26 last year. In that letter Mr-Ramsay told
' "On the night of February 9, 1949, at the Exe
' 'cutive Mansion, almost everybody present was as
tounded to learn of your proposed address to the
Legislature on the following. In that address you
1 recommended spending an additional 2Z V2 million
. dollars per year for General Fund purposes, and you '
made' no positive recommendations about, how to :
raise the money except to levy a tax on land under
the so-called Foundation Plan. I could not support
you in this reversal of policy and told 'you so, as you
very well know " '
So there is evidence of rather long standing that
Governor Scott favored a levy of a State land tax.
- -Presumably he has not changed his mind, but the
1949 Legislature gave. him so little support and en
couragement that he did not press for such a meas
t a. ure at that time. t' , '?., k' -.
No one should be greatly surprised if an ad valor-,
v em tax to increase the State's revenue is proposed -j.ahd
urged when the General Assembly convenes
:: . next January.' '. ' '
if. For generation the State levied an ad -valor- -
or mcome taxes ana not even any xieavy gasuune
H- tax. In 1933 the General Assembly abolished tile
s' State ad valorem tax, leaving that source of reve--v
nue exclusively to the counties and municipalities.1;
That policy should not be abandoned. ' '-.
' - The Charlotte Observer
I Southeastern All Star Basketball
, Conference; Official Schedule
JAN. 17. 1951
' Atklnara at Burlaw
VCeaansYille at Wallace .
taiaauapin at Magnolia
, JAN. 24, 1151
fufgaw at Wallace
j&JMsiifapla at Keaansville
TEAM MANAGERS , '
urgaw - Fred Gaylor ' '
Atkinson David DeVane (home address Watha, N. C.)
Magnolia - Sam Carr " . .'
Keaansville - Jones co Drug Store ,
Chinquapin - O. J. Register . ' " '
Wallace Robert Watson
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Kenansvllle at Burlaw
Atkinson at Chinquapin
Wallace at Magnolia 1 ' ; ,
FEB. 7, 1951
Burgaw at Magnolia '
Atkinson at Kenansvllle
Chinquapin at Wallace '
- "FEB. 14, 1951 r
Chinquapin at Burgaw
Wallace at Atkinson
Magnolia at Kenansvllle
Lesson for January 14$ 1951
-. SCRIPTUB: Mart 1:11-39.,
DEVOTIONAL BKAD1NQ: ..Flaunt
THEY say that In fdur regions of
(he United States there are'four'
different questions which are asked
of newcomers. Injtbe New England
states they ask a
atran get "How
m u ch do you
know?" In -the
wealthy noth e rn
states they ask,
"How much have
you got?', .In the
South where pedi
grees are so much
treasured, :: .th ey
ask:- "Who was
your granfather?" But out in the
wide-open west they have only one
question: "What can you deT" . -
Action In Religion . - . - -
IT is a fair question.. If the answer
Is 'Nothing,"; ' then , it does not
make any difference avail what a'
man can answer to 'the other three
questions. . .
To be sore, they look at this ;.
'differently In the Orient.-Ae-eerdlng
to the saclent phlloeo
;' phy of the East, it is only the
inferior man who tubes areand
doing things. The superior man
' alts mad -thinks. The. west's ad
; mlratioator action, aad the Or
' lent's admiration for . contem
plation, enter into religion itself.
" The typical Oriental "sala
may be a. man Vhe never turned i
- his hand to a piece of work la?
ail hie life. The 'typical western
, aaint" la likely -to fee very
busy and active sort of person.
1 It is all the more interesting that'
Jesus combined both the 'Western
and the eastern, ideas of religion.
He was a man of prayer and medi
tation, yet a man of strenuous life
too. . . - i ' ,
Life of Action r . " !
THE Gospel by Mark, : reliable
tradition claims, actually-comes
from Simon Peter.- During Peter's
missionary travels he used to speak
often about the life and work of
Jesus, and young John Mark would
take down notes of what he said. '
Then later Mark worked up Into a
connected "gospel" many of those
story-sermons. It Is easy to believe
the tradition, because this gospel
sounds aer? nihpch - like what( would
appeal to Peter, a man of action.
At any rate, la Mark we have,;
Tery little , aald about Jeans
teaching, a great deal aaM abont'
-' what he did. Jesus does net have
a spare minute,' not a day off.
. . What about the rest of u? Sup
pose some biographer were to write
up you who read these lines. - Sup
pose he could use in bis' story only
your, actions, not your' words - or
Ideas. : Would there be enough ma
terial tor him to write a book?
Words of Power
WHILE Mark almost never tells
: us what Jesus taught he does
tell us that Jesus was a teacher'. In
describing th synagogue-service in
Capernaum Mark tells us the peo
ple were astonished, and even two
demon-ridden men were, struck
down with terror. , ' ., '..
' -'.What Jesus aald that asten- '
, lahed the people and alarmed
- the demoniacs we da not know.'.
; Possibly Peter, who was there, .
. may have been tee buy watch
ing people's faces to hear what
- Jeans was-saying. However that
may be, Jesus la here Introduced -to
us net only as a doer but ea
st thinker and teacher.
- Life Is not all action; It is also
thought Jesus' acts were full " of
power; so and not less so were his
Ideas, words, teachings. Look at
the rest of us again: We may be
full of talk, but how much power
la there In our ideasT
e e e n
ONE word is found many times
In Mark's stories of Jesus:
"Straightway" as the older versions
nave It that is. Immediately, It
la not Just Mark's style. It is his
way of bringing out something im
portant about Jesus' life and habits.
. There were ne blank spaces,
no pagea an written, ne empty , '
, gape, no waiting around, in
Jesus' life. In his life one ac
tivity foUewed ea the heels of
another. - He bad a time te
waste, and ha wasted none.
Let the honest reader try to make
a realistic budget of his time. At
the beginning of a week let him draw
up a kind of chart showing how he
expects to spend his 1S waking
hours esch day, so much for work,
recreation, atudy and so forth. Ttn
at the end of the week let him a.
himself: Where did my time r"?
He will often have to admit that be
did not really live the whole day,
any day, only parts of H. Living as
a Christian means living one's full
time, living one of those 16 hours a
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br VrntU ftMir.l
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I. ... .i, i.'. C. J .1.1. 9: Gover
nor : '.wit's ability -as a saltsanan
Lkely will determine the length of
tne 1..51 lei.i.al.ve session, in ad
dition to -determining the amount
of the buet. . . - .
, 'iAa predicted here some weeks
Ago, the Advisory Budget Commis
sion recommended a balanced bud
get This, totaled 1303,000,000 in
General Fund expenditures for the
two years an ell-time record
but left OTtt pay raises for teachers,
continuation of merit pay raises
for State employees, increasing re
serves of .the retirement system,
state aid for hospital building, and
'The. governor, in his budget mes
sage, called for addition of some
S8 million dollars for the biennlum
to the general fund budget-With
this. added money he would grant
the teachers a $200-$3,100 (A-
certificate) salary scale, keep- the
salary increment - -or pay raise - -
setup for state employees,' provide,
some" $6,500,000 for ' the Medical
Care ' Commission" hospital build
ing program, take care of Civil De
fense, grant additional auditors to
the Revenue-Department put f 10,
000,000 la the permanent Improve
ments fund to help finish build
ings, already authorized, build -a
TB hospital at Chapel Hill, add a
pyschiatric wing to the new hos
pital at UNG, and construct a dia
gnostic laboratory for the service
of North Carolina's growing poultry
and livestock industries vat N. C.
to do this, the governor recom
mends eliminations of sales tax ex
emptions and restoration of the
notion picture theatre tax. These
two even if basic foods still were
left untaxed - would bring In
enough to do the things he rec
ommends. i . - - -
Kerr Scott contends that these
would not be new taxes -- the last
two words being bugaboos to all
- He says they are not "new" taxes
at all. The elimination of sales tax
exemptions is extension of a 'tax,
he says, making it fairer. And the
restoration of 'the motion picture
tax is not a new form "of taxation
"but aj, restoration of a tax from
which a business was excused be
cause it claimed a hardship which
did not materialize." This flatter
tax was taken off theatres during
World:' War n when the motion
picture; men persuaded the 1943
Legislature that they faced great
hardships because of the war. ' a
.- Most of the lawmakers this ytst
are committed to a line of action
calling for "no new taxes."
So if would appear that the gov-'
ernor will' have a selling Job1 cut
out for himself in convincing them
that doing away with sales tax ex
emptions and restoring the theatre
tax does not come in the "new tax"
'. Two, or three sentences in his
special . budget message Monday
night show that he is well aware of
this problem. ' -. ,
- "The one thing that we can be
sure of in this dark hour," he said,
"is that everything we do must be
first in the interest of our preser
vation as a people and as a demo
cratic nation. ' s
"Anything . else , . . c everything
else -- Is secondary-"
"It is my belief that this is no
time for new borrowing, or for new
forms of taxes ; .- . It is also my
earnest-belief that neither ' should
we jeopardize our future by per
mitting our services to deterior
ate." f ' .v
. His recommendations In the spec
ial budget messages were not as
expensive nor as expansive as con
servatives in the Legislature had
expected." Liberal forcer probably
will feel that the governor did not
ask for .enough,y-,-!'":i?;,-'';-,-''h.
The temper, of this legislature,
however, la one that seems to indi
cate the lawmakers arejn no mood
to tool around. There wilt be hard,
and fairly long fights. But Que
amount of the General Fund budget
will depend on Dairyman Kerr
Scott's selling ability. -
Right now, it would seem a
though be has about a 50-50 chance.
Boys In the know around Capitol
Hill are blaming Fred Royster's de-
teat in the House speakership on,
of all; things, the fact that Be sup
ported "WH1W Smith in the Demo
cratic senatorial primaries last
Ie seems that some of the former
Broughton forces - -of which Roy-
Ster was a part -- thought that he
should have stuck with his former
buddies, When he switched, they
waited until the speakership race
to "strike back.
Ironically, Frank Taylor of
Wayne -- the new speaker --is
r-nerally classed as a conservative,
but he supported Frame Graham.
Although the ballot counting was
stopped at 59 for Taylor and 39
for Eoyster, it is believed that the
vote would have run to 63 for Tay
lor and 41 for Royster if it had
bepi rorr. Vd. '
I .Mon of the House on a liberal-conservative
basis is believed
to bo much closer than that, how-eve-,
nearly an even fi-Ut to be
I nor has It t' nt 7" rob-your-?
C ' ! rN
, tt i J i i (.1 l i.,'..Ly of state
cr-iie 12. - '
Incumbent Tliad Eure reportedly
has hi ce on the governorshlp.
That ia lj.ng low. on that subject,
however, since . an "accidental"
trial balooa back In . pre-election
Jaunts around the state. The home
folks down Gates-Hertford, county
way-are boosting Thad's stock. -,
. Robbins is a graduate of law
from Duke University, where he
taught for one session. He was an
admiral's aide during the war and
has been active In politics for some
time. - :
Since the secretary of state off
ice has not been held by a western
er for some time, Bobbins reported
ly thinks the time might be right
-- particularly should- Eure "enter
the gubernatorial race. '
' it,- , "
Phil .Whitley of Wendell, one of
Wake County's representatives, was
sworn in. as a legislator all by him
self. He sheepishly admitted that
he got a-Jate. start -from home, so
missed the swearing .in of repre-1
sentatives in-a group on opening
day. He -slipped back into the
speaker's ofiice and was adminis
tered the oath, so he would be qual
ified to vte on .u.ty matters that
might have cor. a; up the first day.
' - . - ..
. Lots of folks nave been wonder
ing why the Advisory Budget Com
mission came back to Raleigh for
a . short session some two weeks
ago. All Borta of speculation went
on, including rumors of vastly in
creased anticipated revenue. Matter
of fact the boys orgot to provide
for the pay raise voted for the leg
islators. This corner hears that the
budget group had provided enough
to-pay the same amount as last
time. That would have caused some
real howls of anguish. .
Having qualified as executrix of
the estate of Julian M. Dobson, de
ceased, late of Duplin County,
North Carolina, this is to notify
all; persons -.having claims against
the estate, of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned at
Bunnlevel, North Carolina, on or
before the 30th-day of December,
1951, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery; All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please ynake immediate payment.
This the 27th day of December,
1950. , , , e , f v
VLMrs. Jfarle. Dobson Canady,
' - ExecutrU j& 'the estate of,
- ' Julian M. Dobson. ,
2-2-dt M. C.
' Having qualified as executor of
the estate, of D. B. Johnson, de
ceased, late .of . Duplin . County,
North Carolina, this Is to notify
all persona laving claims against
the estate of said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned at
Chinquapin, N. C, or Grady Mer
cer. Beulavllle.N. C. on or before
the 14th day of November, 1051; or
this notice will be pleaded In bar
of their recovery. All persons in
debted to said estate will please
make immediate, payment
This 14th day of December, 1050.
v George Frank Landen, Exe-
cutor of D. B. Johnson.
Attorney at Law 1
1-26-fitGM ' ''.
kiczh Tc!J To
Frcni hico iZzds
Raleigh, Dec. 30 -
- Fruit growers
to guard their
are being warned
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. Cherry Point, N. C.( Dec 21. An
old trick with, a new twist is (suing
used by the officers and enlisted
men, of Marine FiKhter Squadron
122, a unit of the Second Marine
Air Wing at the Marine Corps Air
Station, Cherry Point N. C.
The principle of the ordinary
defroster is enlarged and Improvi
sed to prepare Jet aircraft for flight
on the cold, rainy days that plague
he flight schedules tf Marine fight
er planes of Cherry Point Ordin
arlly the formation of Ice on air
craft would ground tlje squadrons,
but a plan devised by First Lieu
tenant C. B. Lafayette, fight, llhe
officer for VMF-122, is enabling
them to fly under adverse weather
. This plan calls for a jet to taxi
to an angle with "the exhaust blast
aimed at a point between the tail
and wing section of the second
plant The heat" of the exhaust
whisks the ice from the other plane
without doing any damage by ex
cessive heatlns. This rocess la then
repeated from the same angle on
the other side of the craft. Thus,
the, F2H Banshee fighters of Lt.
Col. D. E. Marshall's squadron can
put an eight plane formation In the
air within a half hour of a possible
call. even, though the Ice would
otherwise render the aircraft prac
tically useless. . "
It takes about ten minutes to
jockey the "defrosting" plane Into'
position and administer the treat
ment to one aircraft. The process is
shortened by the heat from the jet
exhausts of front line planes melt
ing the ice bn the rear line planes,
trees against . damage from pine
mice by taking effective control
measures? The warning comes from
L. C. Whitehead; rodent control
specialist for State College Exten
sion Service." ..
"Whitehead says recent freezes
have shortened the rodents' feed
supply -of i windfall apples and
weeds. As a result, the pine mice
have begun to attack the roots of
fruit trees Growers should visit
Hheir county agent to find out
where to obtain supplies of poison
ed grain or the ZnP rodentclde.
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GEO, P. PRID6HI
plum bin a :.
, ; BATHROOM EQUIPMENT
HOT WATER- HEATERS
, , - WATER PUMPS "
- KITCHEN SINKS -
WARSAW, N. C.
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"SliLc Our Dank
If your day starts out
and you're feelma i
Just start riuht in to s.
And a smile will brc , i.
If you greet each new bo ; ;
. With a Song; a sunny t ;
Old man trouble can nm.
If-you're -singing all 1
When old man trouble i i n
knocking Meet him with your 1
For if he sees you're r
He'll not linger , or c .
Don't ever cross your br'
' Until they com into v
Don't look for old man t
Let him come a look!. J, i .
Greet each friend and ev -y s Vi
With your very bl ' V;
Help them their day to I; -en -
Then you're happier all ( v ' Je.
Mrs. A. I - , ii
My SolJIrr r
Dedicated to my S " " . if t
Alton K. Dunn. Ft B" " ' ,U
He's grown, my chubby i
And watched with lovL j
He's six-foot . three, a .wne
man, - . '
1 With blue eyes and bloiiJ hair.
It seems that only yesterday - -,
His studies first began;
He seemed so proud his first school
My chubby little man. . .
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Now Uncle Sam has called him .
' To duties so far away "
But in my heart is a simple prayer
. God send him safely back some
"day. J,.K , I 5
He' saya now. "Mom I've chosen r .
A loving wife, you see,
But next to her in all the world -..My
best girl you'll always be."
But some day maybe I'll have '
- My chubby baby sweet,
When my blue-eyed blond haired
Grandson is playing round my.
feet ; ; , "...
. Mrs. A. K. Dunn
On Thursday, Jan. '4 the Lenoir
County Cancer .Clinine examined
7-white womehv 3 white man,, 4
colored women and 1 colored man;
Persons . . attending the clinic
came from Bethel, Albertson, Clin
ton, Dover, Pink Hill and Kteston.
. There will only be aeven more
clinic sessions held before the clinic
Is closed permanently. Registration
is from 10:30 to 11:30 on Thursdays.
Examinations are free to all men
and women, 35 or over, and to any
one with a symptom of "D, :cr
Signal", regardless of age. ....p-
pers are furnished, but if you pre
fer, you may furnish your own
Persons living outside of Kins ton
should write for appointment. Ad
dress your request to Cancer Cen
ter Clerk, P. O. Box 49. Kin; ton,
N. C, and indicated two dates on
which you can attend. .
MRS, M M. THIGri I
Beulavllle, N. C.
- . Representative For -
WAESAW. N. C
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