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Excise Tax Reioctiona ;
The excise tax bill recently sign-
J by the President of the 'United
(States reduced ft broad range of
excise taxes, according to a, recent
bulletin released by the North Car
olina Merchants Association. .
- Some of the most Important ex
cise tax reductions are listed In the
merchants bureau bulletin as fol-
lows: i t
, He fr Iterators and household ap
pliances reduced from 10 to 8 per
cent Retailers are entitled to the
8 per cent refund on their ' floor
- stocks as of April 1. The bulletin
advises merchants to take an in
ventory of such items as of April
X and Immediately contact their
manufacturers for relnbursement
' Electric light bulbs and tubes re-
duced from 20 to 10 per cent. The
'bulletin advises merchants of en
titled refund on floor stock on this
,. class of merchandise.
Sporting goods reduced from 15
to 10 per cent, but no floor stock
refunds are, allowed on this class of
Fountain pens and mechanical
pencils reduced from 15 to 10 per
Cameras and film reduced from
30 to 10 per cent.
Watches and clocks reduced 10
Toilet preparations reduced from
20 to 10 per cent.
Handbags, Luggage, etc, reduced
from 20 to 10 per cent.
Installment sales are divided into
two classes: (1) where title is re
served to the merchant all pay
ments on and after April 1 are re
duced to 10 per cent; (2) where
title has passed to the customer all
subsequent payments are taxed at
the old rate.
Lay-away sales - if the customer
did not have the possession or right
to possession prior to April 1, the
reduced rate applies to the entire
ers will be recruited at six Mexican
border stations. The State Depart
ment in Washington announced, that
the Mexicans would receive not less
than the prevailing wages " for 1 do
mestic ? laborers performing the
"same activity in the same area of
employment, as determined by the
United States Secretary of Labor."
Plans to Save Famous Old Ships
A movement is going forward in
the United States Senate to sav
the grlgate ( "Constellation,'' , the
United State's oldest fighting ship,
and also the Civil War flagship of
Admiral David Farragut the "Hartford."
The historic vessels now lie rot
ting at anchor, the "Constellation"
at Boston and the "Hartford' 'at
Norfolk. Under the bill now in
Congress, the navy would tow the
Constellation" to Baltimore and
the "Hartford" to Mobile. Local
groups would reconstruct and main
Destruction of two other naval
relics, the "Olympla" and the "Ore
gon", would be delayed at least six
months, to give interested groups
a chance to claim them as public
Large Cigarette Plant
Slated for N. C.
The decision of P. Lorillard and
Co. to build a huge cigarette plant
In Greensboro was hailed recently
by Director Ben Douglas of the
State Department of Conservation
and Development as "another dem
onstration of industry's faith in our
Ground for the 13 million dollar
plant is expected to be broken by
the middle of this year, company
officials announced to Douglas. Cur
rent plans call for the plant to. be
completed within 18 months. Re
ports say the company plans to em
ploy some 1,800 persons and have
an annual payroll of about two
New Migrant Workers Law
President Eisenhower has signed
into law the measure recently a
dopted by Congress for the control
and protection of migrant workers
Under the agreement, which will
run until December 31, 1955, work-
The nation's population on Jan
uary 1 naa a total population or
161,000,000 according to figures just
made public by the Census Bureau.
The figure represents a gain since
the last census of April 1, 1950 of
During 1953 the population in
creased about 2,700,000 or 1.7 per
cent. The bureau said the growth
in population has been remarkably
stable for several years, ranging
between 2,500,000 and 2,700,000 a
year, or at an average annual rate
of about 1.7 per cent.
Of major significance, the bureau
said, is the continued high level of
the humber of births in this decade,
reaching almost 4,000,000 in 1953
alone, the greatest number in any
yea rto date. Mortality during 1953
continued at the record low 1952
level of 9.6 deaths per 1,000 persons.
antiquities and archeaology. , ,.
Known to have been In existence
as long ago as the fifteenth century
B, C, Jaffa, according to legend,
was founded by Japhet, son of Noah.
It is planned to preserve the area's
centuries-old places of worship,
Christian, Jewish and Moslem, and
such other antiquities as an under
ground bath-house believed to date
back to Roman times.
The rest of the twenty-five acre
site will be cleared for a park and
for archaeological excavations.
Chaplains Decorated In Korea
The office of the Chief of Chap
lains in Washington -reports that
a total of 508 decorations were a
warded to 411 United States Army
chaplains as a result of service in
the Korean campaign.
Two chaplains were given the.
Distinguished Service Cross, second
only in distinction to the rarely
given Medal of Honor. Five received
the Soldier's Medal and seventeen
the Legion of Merit The other dec
orations were Bronze Stars, 348;
Commendation Ribbons, 69; Silver
Stars, 36; and Purple Hearts, 31.
Shufcrd Ouiiinas Federal .
Child Labor Requirements
A Bit of Humor
While a farm girl was milking
a cow, a bull tore across the pas
ture toward her. The girl did not
stir but continued milking. Obser
vers, who had run to safety, saw
to their amazement that the bull
stopped dead within a few yards
of the girl, turned around and
walked sadly away. .
"Weren't you afraid"? they all
"Certainly not," said the girl. "I
hapen to know this cow is his
mother-in-law." -McCall Spirit.
Tenant Farmers Decreasing
A United Nations report on land
reform throughout the world, issued
recently, shows that many millions
of former tenant farmers through
out the world have become owners
of their land since 1950. Other mil
lions, the report says, have similar
prospects in the near future.
"New and decisive advances" in
the movement are detailed in the
lengthy report. It shows that sixteen
countries have taken extensive steps
toward wider opportunities for
Ancient City To Become
News dispatches from Palestine to
the New York Times say that the
ancient city of Jaffa, on the Medi
terranean coast, is to be converted
into a national park devoted to
Alan Wilson's telling about a
youngster digging in a vacant lot
who unearthed a coffee can con
taining five thousand dollars. He
ran home screaming, "Mama, Mama,
look what I found."
Mama opended the can, counted
the money and then cuffed the kid
soundly on the ear, saying: "What
did you do with the coffee?"
- - Erskin Johnson, NEA Syndicate.
Mr. and Mrs. Felder were walking
down a dark street on their way
home from a late movie when they
were confronted with a masked
hoodlum who stuck a gun in the
husband's ribs and demanded, "Your
money or your life."
Mrs. Felder realized that her
husband loved his money almost
more than anything -else in the
world but she was surprised to see
him so hesitant about handing it
over in this dangerous situation.
Alarmed, she prodded him by say
ing, 'Tor goodness sake, give him
your wallet, Harry." Reluctantly he
did as told.
When the robber had gone, ,she
couldn't help asking, "What made
you stand there so calmly?" when
he said, 'Your money or your life,'
that guy really meant it."
"My stars, was that what he said?"
NORTH CAROLINA'S 4-A MANPOWER
The all-important question in the minds of every industry, about the
supply and character of manpower, is tatisfyingly answered by these 4-A
qualities of North Carolina's labor resources both men and women:
1 ABUNDANT Tenth in the nation in pop
' ulation, with substantial annual increases. Of
the present total labor force more than
1,500,000, with 987,000 in non-agricultural
employment a growing supply is being freed
for industry through the rapid mechanization
3 AGREEABLE Willing to cooperate in
any equitable experiment for obtaining
increased productivity; open-minded about
new methods and more efficient machines;
appreciative of fair treatment, with an excel
, lent record of management relations.
2 ABLE (and dependable !)-Native-born,
intelligent and well-schooled, with natural'
resourcefulness and a high level of ability;
vigorous people who are accustomed to work
ing wholeheartedly, to sharing responsibilities
and taking pride in achievements.
4 ADAPTABLE Possessing an unusually
high degree of "trainability", quickly supple
menting original abilities with new skills for
specific jobs, eager to learn through training
courses provided by the community, State
WESTERN ELECTRICS EXPERIENCE
tnei i here J
V v, we came to S to find
V the training ple we." 1
And productive labor is supported by many other assets an abun-
dance of power, water, raw materials ... all forms of transportatif
. . . stabilized tax structure . . . nearness to
I major markets . . . year 'round mild climate
...stimulating recreational and cultural
ities. Additional data and current
site availabilities will be promptly sup-
f Mm E Dovfllot, Dfocfor
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Cr?A8ronJT OF CONSRVATION and DEVELOPMENT, RaUiflh, N.C
This advorthoment k on of It Stale AdvorMdnp series appearing currvntfy In principal oufof-state
wnepsn and maoaxlnos. It Is being reproduced by this nspapor without cost la The Stat
: service in th,Weret of better informing Us readers start North Carolina aorantaoaa
rft for incrwiung pwrchating) power by attracting new Industries and tourists. ;
Raleigh,. April 17 ' Farmers em-
ploying minors under 18 years of
age in harvesting strawberries and
spring truck crops 'should acquaint
themselves with the ' restrictions
which have been placed around such
employment; State- Labor Commis
sioner Forrest H. Shuford said to
day. ' ;; ;;
Commissioner Shuford said it will
be to the advantage of farmers
employing minors to. obtain a copy
Of Child Labor Bulletin No. 102 In
order to learn about the child labor
requirements of the Federal Wage
and Hour Law. vv;.;.'. ,A:
Shuford said that Congress has
given most minors employed in agri
culture protection against being em
ployed during school hours.
He pointed out that employment
of school age minors under IS years
of age. Is limited to those periods
when the schools for the school
district where the child is living
at the time of employment are not
When schools for the school dis
trict where the child Is living are
not in session, or before or after
school hours, there is no restriction
on employment of minors in agri
culture, regardless of age, he said.
This includes vacation periods and
The prohibition against the em
ployment during school hours of
minors under IS years of age ap
plies to migratory workers as well
as resident children, but not to a
farmer's own children working on
his own farm, Shuford continued.
It does, however, prohibit a farm
er's children under IS years of age
from being employed on someone
else's farm during school hours.
A farmer employing minors under
18 years of age on his farm during
school hours must keep records giv
ing the employee's name in full,
place where the minor lives while
employed as well as his permanent
home address, and his date of birth.
If the , farmer does not ' employ
minors under 16 years of age during
school hours, no such records are
required. , v , '
A "proof of age" certificate will
protect a farmer if it shows .the
young employee to be at least IS
years of age. These certificates may
be obtained from the local Public
Welfare Superintendent : r ' 'f7"'i
All kinds of agricultural Work
are affected by the child labor reg
ulations, 'including such operations
as preparing ; the soli ' ' planting,
tending, picking, or harvesting the
crops. All kinds of farms are In
cluded, if their products get into
interstate commerce, either directly
or indirectly. , ' :' -y. :;, ' .
Farmers in doubt about their sta
tus under the child labor regulations
are advised by Commissioner Shu
ford to contact the State Depart
ment of Labor in Raleigh or the
nearest of the Department's field
offices located in Asheville, Char-
lottee, Greensboro and Goldsboro.
The State Club office has ac
cepted four ; national 4-H awards
programs for participation of mem
bers in 1954, the National Commit
tee on Boys and Girls Club Work
has announced. The programs are
Garden, Clothing Achievement, Poul
try, and Tractor Maintenance, in
the last three of whichawards have
In the 4-H Clothing program, four
(formerly one) gold-filled medals
of honor will be provided for win
ners In qualifying counties by the
awards donor, Coats is dark,. Inc.
As in the . past, the state winner
will reclved an all-expense ' trip
to the National 4-H Club Congress
In Chicago. Also, 13 state winners
selected for' national awards will
each receive a $300.00 college schol
arship. . '
Instead of five sterling silver med
al awards to county winners in the
4-H Poultry program, four' gold-
filled medals will be provided this
year by the Tractor and Implement
Divisioln, Ford Motor Co, Awards
al 4-H Club Congress in Chicago
of an all-expense trip to the Nation
tor state' winners, and $300.00 college
scholarships to ten national winners
remain unchanged, v
In the 4-H Tractor Maintenance
program, the American Oil Co. will
provide four gold-filled Instead of
sterling silver medals of honor as
county, awards. The state. winner
will recivean all-expense trip to
the National 4-H Club Congress,
as heretofore. The national awards,
however, have been increased from
eight to 12 $300.00 college scholar
ships. . . i
Awards in the' 4-H Garden pro
gram, which are' provided by AUls
Chalmers. remain the umn mm 1QO
year, four gold filled medals of
nonor, noner, an all-expense trip
to the National winner rmmotlva.
All. these national Avt
are supervised by the Cooperative
SCHOOL OFFEBINS 5UK1M Z
COURSrS ON PER THB ICC .
Gl BILL PROVIDE THf 1 1 f
CHANCE FOR KOREA VEUkANS
PISCHAR&P BEFORE AOM"T VX
1951, WHO WANT TO STA.-iT
, SCHOOL! N6 BEFORE THEIK.
AUGUST X0,I95 VtAPLINB.
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exclaimed her now startled spouse.
"I thought what he said was 'Your
money or your wife.' "
- Wall Street Journal
A friend tells of an experience in
an upstate New York hospital. Her
room-mate, an elderly farm woman,
chatted animatedly enough when
friends called - about neighbors and
personal matters generally - but
between times she had nothing to
In one such daily period our
friend offered the farm woman a
copy of the New York Times and
received this discouraging answer:
"No, I thank you. I don't believe I
know a soul down there."
- - New Republic
Pink Hill, N. C.
7 Days A Week
Open J A.M. 'til 9 P.M.
Barbecue Pig & Chicken
Sandwiches - Reg. Meals
We Serve White & Colored
Control Blue Mold
' DUST or SPRAY
We have Fermate Dust
. P- ?.
If you wish it this way. We carry the largest
stock of insecticides and fungicides in this area.
Come in to see us anytime.
Seed-Feed & Supply Co. ,
Heritage St. Kinston, N. C.
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More people, are buying Ford cars than any other make because
they have found that Ford gives them more of the things they want
and at the price they want to pay.
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National new car registration figures for the latest six-month
period available show Ford out front by thousands.
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