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Sales Tax Fight
Rages This Week
(COHTWWED TOOM TOOK OHI5l
overwhelming majorities — these
lines have become all broken up
over the methods of financing toe
«lx months term. It would seem thr-t
the legislators would Incline toward
the luxury tax. on tobacco products,
cosmetics, soft drinks, playing ..ards
automobiles and other articles listed
as non-essentials. Intead, they have
turned to a tax on general saies
which would be collected by mei
chants on an articles sold to nil
elasses of people.
Death In Senate.
IT the general teles tax finally
gets by the house, It is freely predict
ed that It will meet death In the
renate. In fact, belief ir that the
senate will not adopt any form of
sales tax, general or luxury. A po'l
of the members in that body Is said
to show 26 members opposed to al!
forms of sales tax. If so then the
sales tax Is doomed. If the general
sales tax had been passed In the
houe by a good majority, the force
of that vote may have carried It
over in the senate, but' with a ma
jority of only four, the senate is ex
pected to take the position that the
small majority can be overcome and
vote it down.
Several factors have entered into
the apparent change in line-up and
breaking away of the earlier tup
porters pf the MacLean act, Gover
nor Gardner appeared before a Joint
session of the two houses last week
and voiced strong opposition to the
.vales tax Idea as being economi
cally unsound, a tax on poverty and
hould only be imposed as a tax of
last resort. His speech, said by many
to be the best he ever made, had
strong logic and carried conviction
to many of those formerly support
Representative A. D. MacLean.
sponsor of the six months bill and
the general sales tax. characterized
one part of it by saying that the
governor must be "a damned ass or
thinks you are one." It caused much
comment, and not a little criticism.
Opponents of the general sales tax
argued that it is a shifting of the
tax burden from the big property
owned to his employes. They point -
ed to the lining up of Mr. MacLean.
: uppcsedly representing the email
landowner and home owner, with
the representatives from Fonsyth
county, referring to it as not a let
;;allzed marriage, but as a compan
ionate marriage. The tax proposed
is one per cent, which, it is pointed
•at, is five times as much as any
general sales tax in any other state.
The ease of running across a state
line to make purchases to avoid fec
cax, with the accompanying loss to
merchants at home and thus to the
community was stressed.
Cost $3 Year.
Those favoring this tax said it
was fair and Just, that all recelv*
benefit from the government and
all. rich and poor alike, should help
support it. The average of about s"J
a year would impose no hardship na
ihe poor, they argue.
Great pressure is being brought
to bear on the legislators from home
to support the MacLean measure,
but great pressure is also brought
against the sales or the luxury lax
It Is not considered improbable by
close observers that the efforts to
raise about $13,000,000 additional
revenue will fall and that this re
sult will be an increased equalizing
fund. That, say at $10,000,000, v*41
in reality hrlng more relief than
< omplete operation of the six
months term, if the pales lax ac
companies it, they state.
T&e revenue bill will probably
come to final vote In the house
early this week and may reach ti c
senate toy the latter part of the
week. Wrllowing it will come the
appropriations bill, which will also
consume several days. Some of the
other Important measures. those
proponed by Governor Gardner
among them, are still to be coast?
eipd In one or both houses. Reor
ganisation of the agricultural and
labor departments, the establish
ment of the personnel and purchas
ing departments, are among them
Two weeks mare will doubtless be
required before the general assembly
The new bills are dwindling, about
80 having been Introduced the >wt
Teek, bringing total introductions
to abdlit 1685. Ratifications so fat j
this session have reached 700, about;
40 resolutions and 660 laws, publlr
private and puhlic-local. In '938
1104 bills, including 34 resolution?,
were ratified. The number <s do
creased this year in one important
respect. There have been few local
bond and indebtedness validation
These are taken care of in general
. laws largely.
The most important Mil enacted
last week was for consolidation of
the University of North Carolina.
State college of Agriculture vnd
Engineering and N. C. College for
Women into one institution, to be
the University of North Carolina
Only slight changes were made
from the original bill, one providing
larger representation from the in
stitutions aryl another postpone a,
actual consolidation uAtU 1933.
Little Margaret Jolley, who is con
Iped to her home with a broken
mllar bone and German measles, is
A romance that began at the Part*
Olympics in 1924, where John C.
Rratten, • broker of Philadelphia,
Pa., competing as a member or the
University of Pennsylvania Olym
Sic crew, met Mile. Charlotte Alice
Sunther, grew via correspondence.
Mila Gunther gave op the stage
and crossed the ocean to wed her
fianca They are pictured above
»t their reunion in New York.
Many Get Rich
In Horse Race
Factory Worker In Buffalo, N. Vj,
lifts Second Price Of
London.—Work-a-day folk in .scat
tered sections of the earth—London.
Buffalo, N. V., "and Capetown, South
Africa—were rich beyond their
fondest dreams because they ltetfl
winning tickets in the Irish hospi
tal sweepstake on the Grand .Na
tional steeplechase run at the Aln
tree course outside Liverpool Friday,
The winners of the three major
1. Bmillo Scala, Italian coffee
shop owner, and 39 poor relations,
2. Clayton C. Woods, factory
worker, 348 Carl' street Buffalo, N.
V., prize, $861,341.
3. George P. Dfamond, hotel
proprietor. Cape, prize, $374,339,
The Cinderella touch attracted
curious thousands to the coffee shop
in London where Scale has served
workers for h decade. Women and
children were injured. Traffic was
blocked for squares around. Extra
poliqe sought vainly to clear the
streets. The cafe was packed with
neighbors of Scala seeking to con
But Scala had fled. He was said
to have gone away w ith members of j
his faintly In a motor car. The po
lice finally cleared the streets and'
» big sign put up: "Closed for the
Scala told the correspondent be
fore the crowd grew thickest that
he intended to quit Loudon and re
turn to Italy.
Scala shared the prize with Ar
thur Bendir, head of the turf com
mission firm or Messrs. Ladbroke,
who paid a sum variously reported
between $50,000 and $60,000 for half
Mra. Seal* will receive one-fourth
Ole prize because she held one-quar
ter cash Interest in the 10-sliilling
(|2.40) ticket. Other relatives put in
various sums, some as little ns six
cents. Scala said he would see they
got. their shares. The holder of the
magic ticket on Gnuikle came to
London 17 years ago and began life
here selling ice cream from a push
Woods, Buffalo, New York, factory
worker, who won second priae of
»86i,54l, held the ticket on Grega
Dyamond, South African hotel
man, who won the third prize of
♦574,359. offered to sell half his
share of tire ticket op Annandale,
as outsider, for SUl.oOO on the eve nf
the race. It is believed there were
Car Hits Girls,
Man Under Arrest
C. It. Phillips Held After Wreck in
Which Girls Are Hurt Kt
C. R. Phillips was pladed >u jail!
.ierc Saturday night on the char ge I
of driving drunk as the result fa;
crash early Saturday night on High- j
way 20 in eastern Kings Mountain
jin which two Todd girls were in
! The girls were walking along the
highway, according to Police Chief
i George Alien, when the Phillips car
ran Into another car and knocked it
j against the two sirla One suffered
an aukle injury and was taken to
the Gastonia hospital for treatment.
The other received cuts on the head
and knee, but neither was seriously
i injured . _■>%
i By Local G. 0. P.
| Local Republican Leaders Confident
■ Up Will Get Nomination.
Work For Him.
! Recent news stories statins that.
: .southern delegates to tire next Re
publican convention will seek some
other presidential candidate than
President Hoover are scoffed at uy
Republican leaders In tills section.
Similar statements were made over
the week-end by G. O P. leaders
ill other sections of the south.
Only a week ago II. Clay Cox, Re
publican chairman for » Cleveland
county and district manager of Dis
trict Attorney Clias. A. Jonas' race
for congress, declared that "it Is as
good as settled now’’ that Mr. Hoo
ver will be the candidate again and
"will be the next president.'1
Tills view It is known Is held by
other well known Republicans oi
this section. In 1928 at tile district
convention here the meeting was
almost solid for Hoover despite the
efforts of Mike Whitner, Hickory
fire-eater, to advance the popularity
of Governor Lowden. Mr. Jonas' a
Hoover man from the beginning,
hasn’t likely changed his opinion of
the president in that Mr. Hoover
gave him the district attorneyship
appointment soon after he*was de
feated in the election last fall.
Republican delegates from other
sections of the south may light
Hoover at the next convention—And
even that te doubtful—but unless
something unusual develops tire
major strength of delegations in this
section at the convention will be
New Prison Camp
Offer County Home Tract l or Pri
son Camp Under New Dis
Raleigh, March 30.—'The county
liome tract in McDowell county,
embracing five contiguous tracts or
3986 acres in Higgins township,
would be turned over to the state
highway commission m a prison
camp or other work connected with
highway construction or mainten
ance, in a bill introduced in the
general assembly yesterday by Rep
resentative W. W. Neal, of McDo-v
The McDowell board of county!
commissioners is authorised to grant
this tract to the state highway com
mission. without cost to the com
mission and on such terms as may
be agreed upon by die two bodies,
for such time as the highway com
mission may desire to use it for aj
prison camp or other highway con
struction or maintenance purposes.
The purpose of the bill is evident !
ly to induce the highway coiimii. -
sion to establish one of the several I
district prison camps, contemplated
under the new road law, enacted
last week,, In McDowell county by
offering the site free of cost and for
m long as desired.
The new road law provides for;
prison camps at convenient placo
for maintenance of the county anti)
state highways and while no com-1
missioned have been appointed and!
naturally no places definitely decld-1
ed upon, it is consider ed likely that
district camps will bo established at!
or near Asheville, probably the
present excellent Buncombe countyj
barracks, at or near Charlotte and i
at or near Winston-Salem, as ceh- i
tors from which convicts would be
used on the highways of the sur
[Lion’s Club To Stage
College Flapper Here
j Comedy of Colic*t Ufe To Be Pres
ent With Local Talent April
nth and loth.
On Thursday and Friday uights,
April 9th and 10th, the Lion's club
iwiU stage the modern cyliegu cum*;
:edy. “The College Flapper." This
productlon promises to be one of the:
outstanding events of the commun-1
ity this season. It is a comedy of!
college hie with a thrilling football
story and that combined with a cast
of 150 local people seems to make
tt tremendously interesting to every
one. Everyone who has seen the pro
duction says it is one of the best!
Friday .the officers of the Lion's'
club met to discuss plans for the!
production of the show. The com
mittees were chosen and they are
now at work on the various phases
of the production. At the meeting
Miss Violet Benton McClure, rep
resenting the Universal Prouucirig
company, who is here to stage the
production outlined the details and
her plans for handling the work.
Tire Lion's club is very enthusias
tic about the whole production and
promises the public a real treat. The
officers are as follows: C. C. Horn,
Dr. Robert L. Wilson, Loy Thomp
son. Frank Kendall, Claude arose,
William Osborne and A W. Benoy.
First rehearsal for this big pro
duction is called for tonight, The
Lion's club has been able to secure
the very best local actors and the
leading business men in the com
munity to play the various parts in
This 26-year-olci girl, Margaret
Thomey, of Detroit, Mich., ea?s
she will sell the remaining yean
of her life for $6,000 rather than
see her crippled sister denied med
ical attention and her mother
turned out of their mortgaged
(CONTINUED FROM PAOE ONlC.t
it was to exalt his throne above the
Stars of God.
All previous records were broken
at 6:45 o'clock in the seventeen B.
Y. P. U’s, when four hundred and
• fifteen came to these training serv
Before the regular time for the be
ginning of the evening service, Mr.
Eiisom began the song service, the
crowds were coming into the serv
ice so early, As the offertory num
ber, which was, "Tell Mother I’ll Be
| There,” rendered by Mrs. Ben Sut
; tie and the male chorus, closed. Or.
| Wall stepped forward and asked the
j question, “Sinner, is that your an
[swer? Can you tell your mother you
will meet her with (he angels?" Ho
spoke of how mothers and fathers
are praying lor wayward and lost
children, giving several illustrations
how people have come home to God
on account of mother’s prayers.
Hearts were touched as this pastor
gave incidents from Iris' own rich
The musical programs for all serv
ices yesterday proved to be a very
. inspiring feature. The large chorus
1 choir sang at both .services and sev
eral special selections were render
ed and enjoyed. The ladies quar
tet, male chorus and several of the
soloists were heard. Last night the
song ser vice, under the direction oi
Mr. Eusom. was led by the two
large choruses which are heat'd each
The services will continue on
through this week. Ten o’clock each
morning and 7:4o o'clock each even
ing Dr, Wall will bring a message,
The group meetings are held at 7:15
o'clock. The church auditorium is
left open each day for a continuous
This evening an effort Is being
made to have present all of the
"shut-ins” of the congregation. Cars
will go out and bring a great num
ber to the service. A male quartet,
composed of several of the elderly
members will render one of the old
$o»gs. All of the music and message
will be In keeping with the evening.
The public is invited _,to all services
FOR JOB PRINTING OT ALL
KINDS—CALL THE STAR TOR
We have just received
u shipment of “SWIFT'S
HAMS that make delic
ious baked hams.
If you would like to
have one of these hams
baked, just come and se
lect the one you want
and we will have it pre
pared and delivered to
you ANY TIME BE
TWEEN N O W AND
We also have a choice se
lection of native and
Western meats, dressed
poultry, fresh fish and
We make no extra
charge for dressing fish.
— PHONE 570 —
Located in Carolina
Find Underlying Cause
In Ckronic Arthritis
Old and Deep-Seated Infections Usually found to Be
Hoot of I his 7 rouble, Says Dr. Copeland. Listing
Symptoms and Treatment
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.,
United States Senator from New York
Bor net Commistionrr *T Bealth, A>w Forfe City.
STUBBORN inflammation of
the joints of the body it m
common disease. Hus trou
ble is usually spoken of «s
in this con
place. They may
be in the lining
of the joint, in
the bones of the
joint, or in the
joint Those dis
be traced to an
somewhere i a
years, arthritis was looked upon
as an ailment associated with rout
and rheumatism. Indeed, it was
considered by some as one of the
forms of chronic rheumatism.
The theory of “focal infection"
ha* helped greatly to make clear
our knowledge of this condition.
'J'lieae words are used to describe a
localized Infection which may be lo
cated anywhere In the body. It
may be In the teeth, tonsils, gall
bladder, or some other point quite
distant perhaps, from the seat of
pain or Joint disturbance.
It is now believed that many cases
or inflamed and deformed Joints may
be explained by this theory. It has
thrown new light on arthritis.
If you are Buffering with a swol
len and painful knee, and the X-rav
jrlvea clear evidence of inflamms
! tion, it la pretty certain you have
arthritis. For a permanent cure It
Is not enough merely to treat the
knee itself. It la Important to go
to the root of the trouble by treat- I
Inf the focus of Infection.
The possible sources are many.
But infections located in the mouth
and throat probably take first place.
The tonsils, as I have said, are
among the common seats of focal
T Consider the IWet j
Besides the sources 1 have men
tioned are infections of the nose, !
nasal sinuses and middle oar. D!s- j
tant troubles like arthritis may fol- !
now bronchitis and other centers of
It Is most important to remove
the offending focus, but other meas
ures will aid the cure. For instance.
It Is well to consider the dletr
In acute arthritis most of the au
thorities recommend a reduction In
red meats and sweets. in the
chronic form the diet must not be
too greatly restricted. Water should
be taken freely.
Baths and massage are useful.
Tour doctor will tell you about this
and advise about, the medicine.
1 Answer** to Health Queries j
MRS. L. T. Q.-—I have been
troubled with a roaring In the ears.
Impairing my hearing. There !s also
pain and swelling. I have been using
steam and then application of heat
to give relief. What would you sug
1 am also troubled with intes
tinal disturbances; there seems to be
a sort of lump in the stomach and
this Is very tender and sensitive. I
have to massage the stomach In or
der to be comfortable. I cannot take
offee, meat or apples. What would
Av—This is probably due to some
underlying catarrhal condition. See
an ear specialist about in* pain and i
2—You are troubled with indiges
tion and acidity. Correct your diet
and be sure that the intestinal tract
is kept regularly clear. For full par
ticulars send a nelf-addressed,
stamped envelope and repeat your
.1. P. Q.—In a case of osteomyeli
tis of the leg, can olie be subject to
It for the third time after having had
two operations eight year* previous?
A.—Yes. Place yourself under the i
cave of the doctor who is familiar j
with your case and be guided by his I
Ceorrtihi. 18S1, t* NoniuM Matm* and**. tea.
Say* Diesel* Will
Development of the Diesel engine
progresses rapidly. Engines will pro
duce power, electric or otherwise, on
a scale big or little that will com
pete with power companies as auto
mobiles and motor trucks now com
pete with railways. The Diesel en
gine threaten* power companies and
will give to the distant farmer and
little householder cheap electricity
for light and power with no payment
for running power lines long dis
Edgecombe county farmers saved1
about $1,000 through cooperative
purchase of lespedeza seed. One
hundred farmers pooled their or
JUST RECEIVED A
You'll hardly believe your
eyes when you see these at
tractive little suits here for
just $10.00. Style and ma
terials are varied.
We want'you to come back
and see all these new things
that have come in since the
The fin.t lot was all sold first
day. More have arrived and
they are so attractive.
“Something New Each Wee]k.”
$1.95 to $10.00 <
Our milliner rushed back to J
the market to replenish our
stock and here they come
newer and prettier than the
100 PAIRS TO GO
Saturday . . . our lc Slice Sale made a new high
record for our shoe department. We sold hundreds
of pairs of patents, blondes and browns for Easter,
in the most sensational shoe event we have'ever
TOMORROW . . . we are placing on sale iust 100
more pairs of the same quality shoes to be sold at
$2.87 for the first pair, and lc for
your choice of any other pair.
Come early . . . one hundred pairs can’t last long.
A Select Assortment of Spring Shades
SERVICE WEIGHT AND CHIFFON
All silk, picot tops
Special offering at
Thousands of dollars worth of new shoes .
in colors demanded for Spring* and Easter . . .
plenty of color . . . harmony or contrast in col
or. And here is a stock which gives every
woman her heart’s desire in something new' in
quality footwear. We have just opened the
express shipment and the shoes are now on dis
play for the first time. Come in and see what
we have. The new styles will delight yon.
Another Bale of
'FATHER GEORGE SHEETING
36-ineh PUNJAB and Fruit-of-the Loom
FANCY DRESS PRINTS
50 beautiful patterns from which to select.
CAMBRIC . . . For Costumes
For School Children
50 pretty pieces ... all shades. Rose, blue, red,
Nile, emerald, Hunter’s green, orange, pink)
white black, lemon, light and dark gray, lav
ender, brown, tan and yellow.
A. V. Wray & 6 Sons
SHELBY, N. C.