fays Merchants Unable To Pay
Propcczd Gross Tax On Sales
11' It Were Passed On Tu Consumers,
The Tax Would Burden Those
Least Able To Pay.
The merchants of North Caro
lina will either have to absorb any
sales tax, enacted by the present
general assembly, or pass it on to an
already heavily tax burdened pub
lic,” Willard L, Dowell, secretary ot
The North Carolina Merchants as
- iatiqn, said here today. "And it
■ ill be bad business for the mer
chants to pass this tax on to the
people, lor, by so doing, the mer
chants will ,be cutting their own
throats through curtailment or buy
Mr. Dowell pointed out that, dur
ing 1929 and according to the Busi
ia r.-; Research bureau of Harvard
university. the merchants of the
United States in the most profitable
group made only 8-10 of one per
cent on their gross turn-over. It is
SPECIAL LOW FAKES
NEW JERSEY SEA
Atlantic City_ $25.60
Cape May —_,—-$25.60
Wildwood __ $25.60
Asbury Park_ $26.80
Tickets on sale April 1
Limited to 18 days in ad
diPon to date of sale.
For fares to other New
Jersey points see agent or
H. E. PLEASANTS, DPA.
RALEIGH, N. C.
Low Round Trip Tickets tc
■all Points on the Seaboard
WASHINGTON, I). C.
SHELBY, N. C.
Washington, D. C. . $16.52
Columbia, S. C. __ $6.93
Savannah, Ga. ___$11.03
Jacksonville, Fla. __ $16.65
Miami, Fla. ___$29.82
St. Petersburg, Fla. $25.11
Tickets on Sale April 3-4
Only. Limited to 15 Days
in Addition to Date of Sale.
For information and fares?
to other points see Agent or
H. E. PLEASANTS, DPA,
RALEIGH, N. C.
WEEK - END
Charlotte ____ §2.30
Richmond __ §14.55
And all points in South
east east of Mississippi
Tickets on sale each Fri
day and Saturday and for
Sunday Forenoon trains
during period March 27
Oct. 25. Tickets limited to
reach original starting
point prior to midnight
of Tuesday immediately
following date of sale. Stop
overs will be permitted at
all points and tickets will
be good in sleeping cars up
on payment of pullman
For fares to other points
' see Agent or
i H. E. PLEASANTS, DP A,
RALEIGH. N. C.
reasonable to assume that the
amount of profit on gross turn-over
was even less in 1930 tor every one
knows that business was terrible
"If we assume that the merchants
of the state are to absorb this sales
tax. we find that merchants will
have to do one or both of two things
in order to pay this tax out of their
own pockets. These merchants will
have to cui, salaries or number of
employees, or cut their advertising
appropriation to practically nothing.
They might have to do both. '
"And it would be most unfortun
ate for the state, If the legislature
enacts a law that forces merchants
to reduce salaries or cut off work
ers, when the biggest business men
In the nation are urging retention
of workers and adherence to the
present wage schedules, as a neces
sity for improved business condi
"Curtailment of advertising at this
i time would result in a smaller vol
ume of business, which would re
sult in a cut In number of em
ployees. Merchants, at this dine,
should use advertising to create a
demand for goods and in order to
keep up grass sales, so as to prof
itably employ workers and increase
the number of employees at work,
if pasible. This department will not
be solved until business Improves to
such an extent that additional work
ers now out oi employment, can ob
"As far as passing the sales tax
on the public, it is certain that such
a policy will increase the cost of
living. A sales tax of one percent on
the volume of business done in
North Carolina will be a burden on
the people of $9,000,000 a year and
this huge burden will fall on those
families and workers already more
heavily burdened than they should
be. Just because the' rate looks
small is no rearon to conclude that
it is a fair tax, for one per cent to
the poor man is many times heavier
than a much higher rate to the man
who can pay and is now making a
“The man who makes $20,000 a
year, spends approximately 1-4 of
ills income, or $5,000, for living ex
penses, the balance is spent for re
creation, education, travel, savings
and investments, which means that
under the provisions of a sales tax
law, he would pay a tax on 25 per
cent of his Income, but the man who
makes $2,500 a year spends prac
tically every cent of it on necessary
living expenses which means that
his income is taxed 100 percent,
therefore, any sales tax will bear
most heavily upon the man of small
income and taxes him out of all
proportion to the tax it imposes
upon the large income man The
man of moderate or small income
should get this distinction clearlv
in his mind, for it is he who will
have to bear the tax burden of the
state if a sales tax is enacted. The
poorest man in the state will have
to pay just as much tax on every
thing he buys as the millionaire
pays. This is a perversion of the
first fundamental of just taxation
which is that taxes should be levied
in proportion to one's ability to
Events Of Week
\ Surprise Party For Misa McLeod
Winners In Declamation
(Special to The Star. )
Belwood, March 18.—The young
people ol this community surprised
Miss McLeod with a surprise party
Saturday night at the home ol Mt
and Mrs. Ed Sain. Games, contests
and dancing were enjoyed durinu
the evening. A large crowd was
present and all reported a line
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Warllck
' and daughter, Miss Mabel, spent
t Sunday afternoon with Mrs. EUle
Mr and Mrs. Paul Cline and chll
, dren of Lawndale spent 8unday with
'Mrs. Cline’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Bynum Chapman
of Lincolnton, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Norman.
Miss Stella. Varner ol Goodson
ville spent last week with her grand
parents, Mr. and ftirs. Will Willis.
Mrs. S. L. Gantt and daughter,
Miss Pearl, spent Monday with Mr.
■ and, Mrs. j. T. Ramsey ol Shelby. '
I The many Iriends of Mr. Pink
Wellmon will be sorry to learn that
I he is in the Lincolnton hospital In
a serious condition.
miss mile wmte spent msr wea
[ nesday night with her cousin, Miss
Ma-ter Austin Lackey, Jr., of Pall-!
ston, spent Saturday night with his
| cousin Miss Coy Mae Peeler.
I Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Warlick
and children of Vale visited Mr, and
Mrs. B. e. Turner last Tuesday.
Misses Archie Pay Gantt and
Iva London spent Tuesday night
with Misses Pearl and May Gantt.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Elkins spent
the week-end in Charlotte with Mr.
uid Mrs. R. L. Fox.
There will be preaching at Knob
Creek church Sunday morning aj,
II o'clock. The public Is Invited.
Mr. and Mrs. John Prank Dellin
ger of Newton spent Sunday with
Mrs, Bessie Dellinger.
Misses Ola Male Brackett and
Mary Sue Tillman were the dinner
guests of Miss Archie Fay Gantt
Messrs. Bill Boggs of Statesville
and Fred Boggs of Texas spent
Monday night with Mr. and Mrs. B
Mr. Pink Short and daughters, of
Charlotte spent Sunday with Mr.
Miss Ella Gantt spent Saturday
night with her cousin, Miss Archie
Mr. and Mrs. Norris Wilson and
son. Gene, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. Velus Ivester.
Miss Florence Dayberry, student
nurse at the Lincolnton hospital
spent the week-end with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrrs. Elija Dayberry.
Misses Ola Male Brackett, Archie
Fay Gantt and Mary Sue Tillman
visited Miss Ruth Tillman at the
state hospital at Morganton Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Hartman of
Toluca spent Sunday afternoon ■with
Mr. and Mrs. John London.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bingham of
Follston spent last Thursday after
BUILT FOR LESS TIRE
BUYING ...AND MORE
WHY THE BIG SWIJVG
IS TO 17. S. TIRES! ...
Built the “O. S.” way... to meat standard*
of quality in material and design to assure
the owner of the extra service every V. S.
Tire buyer has a right to expect at the price
he pays. Built to out*we«r, out-perform,
and out-sell any other tire you ever used.
Swing to U. S. Tires and f-t bettor quality
at lower cost.
FALLSTON, N. C.
u>on with Mr. arid Mrs. Will Willis
Mrs. T. P. Deal oi Rockdale spem
ast Thursday with Mrs. 8. L. Ga«U
A large crowd attended the dec
antation contest at the Belwood
school house Tuesday night. Thomas’
Porter won fti'st prize, Robert Peel
er second. Jethero Hoyle third
Mr. Joe Johnson spent a lew day.1'
last week In Lawndale with relit- ;
Miss Tva London spent Sunday!
night with Miss Archie Pay Gantt. J
Mr. and Mrs. A A. Ramsey and
Mr. Z. T. Ramsey of Shelby speni j
Tuesday with Mrs. S. L Gantt.
Mrs. A. A. Lackey and son, Aus
tin^ jr., of Fallston, spent . ist Tiles- ’
day and Tuesday night with Mr ,
and Mrs. B. P. Peeler.
Misses Dorothy and Irene Peeler!
and Amy Tillman visited Kings!
Mountain battleground Sunday aft- ;
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Peeler and:
children silent Sunday with Mr |
and Mrs, R. A. Lackey of Falls ton.
Mrs. Norris Wilson and Miss Ar
chie Fay Gantt visited Miss Ola!
Maie Brackett Monday afternoon. '
Mrs. Ellle White and children
Miss Lillie and Mr. James spent !
Saturday afternoon in Cherryv Hie. !
State Bonds, Nearly
Ten Million, Sold
The state of North Carolina sold
$9,557,000 In state bonds at noon
Tuesday In the treasurer’s office.
This Includes $4,000,000 of highway
serial bonds, $1.250.000 of highway
serial bonds for the erection of the
Cape Fear river bridge; $4,247,000;
permanent improvement bonds, and
S60.000 farm colony building bonds. !
A New York minister says Hint
Christianity is the only cure for war
but the trouble is in making the
other fellow see that he is the me
who should turn the other cheek—
Pershing described the lucky fel
lows of the A E. F. as “engaged in
healthy, Interesting exercises in the
open air. with simple diet. Sher
man was wrong; war is health—The
^ye Faker* Going
Strong Again Say*
(From Bureau of Health Fduc.ition.
N. C. State Board of Health. I
Raleigh —Health Items this week
hould.be given wide publicity In ail
ffort to run down and put. In hte
•state prison this bunch of eye 'doc
Eugene Ashcraft tells the story of
the reappearance in Union county
Hi these scoundrels so interestingly
In ills personal Column in The Mon
roe Enquirer of March 5th that ids
story is passed along to every
health department In the state.
TliLs game has been worked In
Stanly, Union, Forsyth, Stokes, Cas
well, and a number of other coun
ties. If some alert farmer and sher
iff, by the exercise of a little effort
will co-operate, the pair can be ar
rested without trouble. They gener
ally put up at a good hotel in some
place like Charlotte t>r Greensboro,
store their own expensive cars In a
garage, and lur*- a local ear. So
while it Is important to get tiic li
cense number of tty- ear, It is of
more important to follow them hack
to headquarters, gel a warrant and
have them arrested for obtaining
money under false pretense, etc
Mr Ashcraft's story follows:
"I heard that a prosperous Union
county farmer hud been euchred
mulcted or filched out of one hun
dred dollars One day recently.
“It seems the same old gag was
worked that has been manipulated
In tilts county before Two well
dressed strangers appeared at the
home of a farmer whose wife's eves
jhad been giving her trouble. The
men displayed a phial containing u
| white powder, which they said was
worth ten thousand dollars. Some of
this ‘expensive medicine' was used
on the lady’s eyes.
"What's the bill?' inquired the
'Six hundred dollars," replied the
“A wordy argument, of course, en
sued. The ’doctors' compromised bj
the farming paying them one hun
The "810,000" medicine was prob
ably .cooking soda worth 10c a lb.
This is the time of year when they
begin sending you illustrated seed
catalogs so that, you' may see wliui
the things you planted last • e, r
would have looked like if they had
i come up.—Boston Herald.
'■ Farm Problem
* is keeping expenses down
to a minimum. We have a
number of helpful sugges
tions—come in and talk it over.
O. E. FORD COMPANY
i.imt* v -.‘mer t — ' ,.« . .atvim-n
I'HONE NO. 37
SHELBY, N. C.
We recummerut LONE STAR
L'rmenr for ail concrete ti-ork
tonere time ia not the (trine>(nt 1
factor — a»wi "INCOR"; Brand
'or work that it in a hurry.
I.ONh STAR CEMENT COMPANY VIROINIA, INC..,NORFOLK
till,WINKLE GIVES LAW
BOOKS TO IU KE LIBRARY
Durlium, Mar. 19.—Fprty-two
nand. omely-bound volumes have
been presented the law library of
Duke university by Representative
A. I,. Kuhvinklo, of Gastonia, from
the ninth congressional district of
North Carolina A set of the United
States statutes at larse from 1908
to 1928 and the United States re
vised statutes of .1878. tosether with
supplements to the year 1901, are
included in the gift.
The books are considered a valu
able addition to the extensive col
lection <>r statutory material which
is being assembled In the law school
There will shortly be'some vacan
cies on the Farm* Board to be filled
I by deserving citizens who are look
ling for trouble.--Florence (Ala.*
. CHILD WALKS FIRST TIME AT 22
MONTHS OLD, AS RESULT OF
p’ A ptTO
I am writing this for the benefit of those who aTe skeptical re
cardlng the wonderful results obtained through Chiropractic Spinal
ad lust moots til .renewing health.
At birth cur little daughter,
Evelyn, seemed to be normal
In every way except tinder*
weight. She remained anemic,
weak, underweight and in a
pale condition mill she was 22
months old, at which time she
was still tillable to crawl or
We toek he: io several ahy
sicians, ad of whom said:
‘ Given time she would get
alright" After giving her time
until she was 22 months old,
without show,im the slightest
improvement, we decided to
call Dr. B. M. Jarrett. Chiro
practor, Rooms 13 and 14,
Royster, Bldg,, 8helby, Nf. C,
After a thorough Chiroprac
tic Spinal analysis, Dr. Jar*
rett found an ibnormal con
dition with the bones in the
lower part of Evelyn’s Spine
which produced pressure on
the nerves supplying the mus
cles of the Hips and Legs,
causing a decreased flow oi
nerve impulse from the brain down the spine and out over these
nerves to the muscles of the Hips and Legs, preventing normal
vet ion and development of said muscles, to the extent that she waa
uliable to walk or crawl at the age of 22 Months.
After adjustments were given only one week, one could see a de
cided change, and alter ten: adjustments, Evelyn could walk from 4
to 6 steps alone. After 2 months adjustments her limbs have grad
ually developed until today she walks, runs and plays like a normal
We feel deeply appreciative to Dr. Jarrell for the wonderful work
».e- has done through the science of Chiropractic In restoring our
cemingly helpless crippled Baby for life to normal health as the
ibove picture Indicates.
W. PERKY SELLERS.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this Feb. 6th, 1831,
- **■ E HOEY. Mv Commission Exolres Mar. 36. IMS.
DR. ZENO WALL,
MR. HORACE EASOM,
Soloist and Song: Leader
Gospel Preaching - Gospel Singing
Two Large Chorus Choirs
Each Evening At 7:45 O’clock
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL