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    Sweeping Cut In
Land Taxes Seen
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Ion on each gallon of gasoline sold
In Cleveland county at retail. With
•n Increase of another cent, $70,
000 would be collected If the gaso
line consumption continues the
same. But It should be borne in
mind under the new road bill the
gasoline money will not be sent,
back to the county for the county
to spend, but will be spent by the
state highway commission In coun
ty road maintenance. So when $35,
000 was received annually for the
last two years on the 1c gas tax and
a corresponding reduction was made
In the township road taxes, this
amount will not come back to the
county for Its use, but by state
maintained county roads.
"All road taxes cannot be taken,
off.” says Mr. CUne. "While the
state will maintain the roads and
we expect the road maintenance tax
to come off, enough must be levied
for debt service (bonds and inter
ncnooi l ax air.
As for the school tax. the county
levies 84c. This Is divided as fol
lows: 47c for current expenses of
six months schools; ,06.5c for bonds
and Interest and ,01.6c for capital
outlay fbulldlng and repairs). If the
ad valorem tax relief bill passes as
it bids fair to do, there will cer
tainly be a reduction of the coun
ty-wide 47c levy for the six month
school term. Special levies in special
school tax districts to extend the
term, will not be affected.
It would therefore seem that the
combined land relief tax for schools
and road purposes, will bring about
a reduction on the taxes on land
of from 65c to 65c, depending on the
road tax in the various townships.
How It Shifts.
While land will be relieved, the
new revenue bill shifts the tax on
consumers to be paid when they
buy, ride and die.
The luxury tax section calls for a
tax of 20 percent on all cigarettes,
and other forms of tobacco, of 20
percent on soda fountain drinks, of
$5 on new automobiles selling for
less than $1,000 and $10 and more
on the expensive cars, and taxes on
shotgun shells and bther selected
"non essential” commodities.
Admissions Taxed.
Cigarettes will cost ■ the North
Carolina consumer 18 cents for the
packages now selling for 16 cents,
3 cents of Which Will be state tax
and six cents Federal tax. Soft
drinks selling for a nickel will be
six cents.
All admissions, Including both
moving picture shows and sports
events, would be taxed at a ten per
cent. Season tickets sold by colleges
to their students would be exempt
from this tax.
Document Stamps.
The bill also provides a stamp tax
on all legal documents, such as
notes, mortgages and deeds.
After winning its main point, the
adoption of a sales tax, the house
conferees concurred in most of the
senate amendments to the revenue
■i ire increases m me mnemance tax
rates, estimated to brine in $100,
000 In revenue were concurred in,
as well as increases in the income
tax of one percent in every bracket
except for the smallest incomes,
where the tax was increased only
one-half of 1 percent. This increase
brings the tax on incomes of over
$15,000 up to the constitutional limit
of six percent
Power companies will pay four
and one-half percent of their gross
receipts as a franchise tax. the sen
ate figure, domestic Insurance com
panies will pay three-quarters of
one percent of their gross premiums,
and railroads will pay etght-tentlis
of one percent of their assessed
value as a franchise tax.
Taxes Eliminated.
Eliminated from the provisions of
this bill are the proposed taxes on
telegraph, telephone, gas and elec
tric bills and the merchants
tax of one-tenth of one percent on
all goods sold by retail merchants.
The re-written Hinsdale bill eli
minates all tax on cosmetics, but
levies a net tax of ten percent on
all chewing gum, packaged candy
selling for less than 50 cents, and
packaged mite.
Senator Hinsdale said these
changes were eliminated to increase
rather than decrease the revenue
expected to be derived from the bill.
Penny Column
at the Blanton wedding reception |
Wednesday afternoon. Reward. Mrs.
P. L. Hanneasa. tf lc
ly portraits in oil and water color,
from the famous Knaffl studios of
Knoxville. Tenn.. can be seen at the
home of Mrs. P. L. Hennessa on
Tuesday afternoon, May 5. 2t lc
they last. r,'*hW $1.50 value. 3 for
fl. Jones Furniture Co. We have
bought the Groan Lantern Tea
Room. This furniture will be placed
on sale gsturdav morning. In this
we have ijdr-ie real bargains.
Jones Furniture Co , opposite the
Southern depot 2t ie
oo Oakland Drive. water and
lights. Pent reasonable, AppR at
Star office. 3t lp
Church Women
In Annual Meet
At Kings Mtn.
.Ml** Mary Ragan Elected President.
Shelby Woman Heads Chris
tian Education.
(Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain. April 30.—The
24th annual meeting of the Wom
ans auxiliary of the Kings Moun
tain Presbytery of the Presbyterian
church, met in a two-day session at
the First Presbyterian church in
Kings Mountain Tuesday and Wed
nesday of this week.
At the Tuesday morning session
reports of various committees were
heard and new committees were
appointed. Mrs. S. C. Byrd of
Qucens-Chlcora college of Char
lotte and Mrs. Willis Johnston of
Mooresvllle, who is synodical secre
tary of foreign missions, addressed
the convention.
The feature of the Tuesday aft-j
ernoon session was the election of J
officers for the ensuing year, which
were as follows: Miss Mary Ragan,
of Gastonia, president; Mrs. Colt
M. Robinson of Lowell, vice presi
dent; Mrs. J. H. Hendcrllte, of
Gastonia, secretary; Mrs. J. Prank
Wilson of Union church, Gastonia,
secretary of spiritual life; Miss
Mamie Cabtness of Sfyelby, secre
tary of Christian education and
ministerial relief; Mrs. Milton Ttd
dy, of Lincoln ton, secretary of lit
erature; Mrs. J. F. Weir, of Long
Creek secretary of assembly home
missions; Mrs. Frank Tate of Un
ion Mills, secretary of s. and P.
home missions. Delegates to syno
dical Mrs. T. G. Tate of Olney and
Mrs. George 8. Wilson of Belmont.
Tuesday evening at 7:30 o’clock
an Inspirational service was held
with the feature address being giv
en by Rev. J. H. Brady, a mission
ary to Japan. Bis subject was for
eign missions.
At the Wednesday morning ses
sion Mrs. 8. C. Byrd gave the sec
ond of her inspirational Bible
studies on the book of James. Mrs.
D. R. LaPar, honorary president of
Presbyterial presided at the installa
tion of the newly elected officers.
It was voted to hold the next an
nual session at the First Presby
terian church in Gastonia. This
was requested by the Gastonia dele
gation and was granted in honor of
Mrs. D. R. LaPar, who was the first
president of the Presbyterial which
was organized In Gastonia in 1007.
The final session Wednesday aft
ernoon was devoted to the hearing
reports of special committees and a
memorial service, which was con
ducted by Mrs. Harry Speck of
Shelby. Twenty-one members of the
Presbyterial have died since the last
meeting. In addition to the services
to its members the Presbyterial paid
tribute to two men who were lead
ers in the Presbyterian church. Dr.
I. S. McElroy, former pastor here
and Mr, Charles Eugene Neisler an
elder of the local church. Dr. Mc
Elroy died in January and Mr.
Neisler died this month.
Luncheon for the delegates was i
served both Tuesday and Wednes- 1
day at noon In the dining room of
ideal College Type
Virginia Potter (above), senioi
student at Goucher College, Balti
more, Md., has been selected te
speak for American college women
in addressing 26,000 delegates tc
the National Education Confer
ence in JLos Angeles, June 20. She
is considered by college authorities
to be the ideal type of American
college woman.
Danville, Va. May 1.—John T.
Turner, a farmer of Witt not
long ago placed 11 eggs under a
brooding hen. Wednesday the
hen had 12 chicks. Twins, In the
form of a double yolked egg, was
advanced as an explanation of
the phenomenon.
Honorary Members
Taken In Militia
Company K, local militia unit, is
this week for the first time taking
in honorary contributing members
as permitted by the national guard
Renewed Interest Is being taken
in tire militia company and it is
hoped to have the company at a
toiler strength and better equipped
for the annual encampment this
summer than it has been in years.
The honorary members received
a certificate that excuses them
from Jury duty U they so desire.
The interest of the men who have
enrolled as honorary members is
appreciated by officers and men of
the company. Among the honorary
members enrolled so far are: J. R
Dover, sr., R. T. LeOrand, O. M.
Mull, John Schonck, Jr., J. R. Dov
;r, Jr., Earl A. Hamrick, Dewitt
Quinn, Chas. I. Dover. D. w. Roy
ster, Robert Crowder, J, F. Jenkins,
John R. McClurd, 8. A. McMurry,
J. 8. Dorton, Z, J. Thompson, I. M.
Wien, Clyde R. Hoey. A. M. Ham
rick, A. E. Cline, 8. S. Royster, and
!. F. Roberts.
he Boyce Memorial A. R. P. church
>y the ladies of the First Presby
erian church.
Eskridge News
VOL. 2.
MAY, l, mi
NO. 20
Low first cost and minimum
upkeep expense make the Model
A Ford Car the logical selection
for either business or family use.
These two Items are given first
consideration In the purchase or
anything. Investigation of the
Model A Ford Car will enable
you to make your decision im
Have you thought of the safety
afforded In the Model A Ford
Car by the use Triplex Shatter
proof Windshield glass, Houdallle
Shock absorbers, Fully-Enclosed
Four Wheel Mechanical Brakes
All-Steel Body and the .Irrevcrs
ibie Steertng Gear?
Gentleman (at police station):
“Could I see the man who was
arrested for robbing our house
last night?”
Desk Sergeant: “This is very
Irregular. Why do you want tc
see him?”
Gentleman: “I dont mind tell
ing you. I only want to ask him
how he got in the house without
awakening my wife.”
Triplex Shatterproof Gists
which is used in the windshield
of Model A Ford cars Is made
of two pieces of selected, ground
and polished plate glass, coated
with chemicals to form a csm*nt.
A layer of pyroxylin plastic is In
troduced between the two coated
sheets and they are united to
form a single sheet of laminated
glass. "p
When broken, each small par
tide of glass adheres firmly to
the pyroxylin plastic intern*]
layer with the result that ih>re is
no flying glass. THrs IS A
He: "What would 1 have to
give you for just one little kiss?”
She: "Chloroform.”
Auditor: “Now, let's tee yovr
pink slips.”
Miss Filing Clerk: "Sir!”
The Houdaille Shock Absorbers
which are Standard Equlpmcrt
on all Model A Ford Cars t educe
rebound, eliminate side-sway in
rounding short curves at high
speed and tend to keep all four
wheels firmly on the ground,
thus insuring positive traction
and uniform braking action.
These shock absorbers add a
great deal to the safety cf the
car as well as to the riding qual
Her: "Did you ever love ur
other girl like you do me?”
Him: *T should say , not I
would be broke if I had.”
Stenographer: "Your lit We girl
wants to kiss you over the
Busy Manager: “Take the mes
sage. Ill get it from you later ”
Call 241 for a demonsl -ation
of the New Model A Ford. It v ill
be a pleasure to explain why the
Model A Ford Is. a "value far
above the price.” You will not be
obligated In anv way.
Few Forecasts On
Monday’s Election
Thom peon, 803; T. P Eskridge, 752.
Or. Tom Oold, unopposed for the
city school board, received the
highest Individual vote In 1929—
1,505 votes.
More Campaigning.
As this week drew to a close more
active campaigning was in evidence
than at any time since the first
candidates announced.
The major interest shown so far
is in the textile mill villages and
outlying sections of the town. Ap
parently considerable effort is being
made to attract votes there.
In uptown Shelby, however, or
more particularly in the business
district, the lack of campaign talk
is such that a visitor to the city
would hardly realize that an elec
tion is only two days off.
Some charges and counter charges
are being put forth by campaign
workers, but these propaganda re
ports have net attained the num
ber or punch of similar report,s in
campaigns of the past.
A Veterans Guess.
One of the city's veteran political
observers, one who seldom takes
much interest in municipal politics
but has proven ability as a politi
cal prophet, would not be surprised,
he said today, to see a record vote
“Remember,” he said, “that in a
few elections in the past we heard
very little talk and saw very little
campaigning and those were the
elections in which the voters liter
ally swarmed the polls If you’ve
noticed, there has been much at
tention given to registering this
week, with the heaviest new regis
tration ever, and that may indi
cate that there will be u big vote
despite the absence of eamDaien
Final Fireworks.
The last week-end before a bal
lot battle in Shelby usually wit
nesses quite a stir and by Monday
morning the political situation may
be a great deal nearer the boiling
point than it was today.
U. D. C. Convention
Held In Rutherford
I Rutherfordton, May 1.—About 80
club women from Gastonia, Hick
ory, Newton, Kings Mountain,
Shelby, Lincoln ton, Forest City and
Charlotte attended the third dis
trict convention of the North Car
olina Daughters of the Confederacy,
here Wednesday, at the First Bap
tist church.
Mrs. X. L. Morris, local president
of tile Davis-Dlckerson-Mills chap
ter, welcomed the visitors to Ruth
erfordton while Mrs. A. H. Corn
well, of Shelby, responded. Features
of the morning session were ad
dresses by Rev. E. B. Jenkins, local
pastor; Mrs. Glenn Long, of New
ton, division president, and a musi
cal monologue In costumes by Mrs.
Julie Williams.
j At the luncheon a toast to the oc
jeasion was given by Mrs. Annie E.
| Logon and was responded to by
i Mrs. Faison, of Charlotte. Mrs. Wil
liams gave a toast to the president
| which was applauded and responded
i by Mrs. Long. Mrs. G. G. O'Neil
I presented flowers to officials, Mrs.
I Glenn Long, Mrs. L, A, Crowell, dis
trict director, Lincolnton, and Mrs.
A. L. Morris, local president.
Reports from each chapter fea
tured the afternoon session. It was
decided to meet In Newton next
year. Mrs Crowell was re-elected
director while Mrs. Hal Hoyle, of
Lincolnton. was re-elected secre
tary. Mrs. Jake Newell, of Char
lotte, made a brief address. Fort
Fisher was discussed by -various
members. Shelby and Forest City
each had 11 women present.
Ambers Martin Of
Kings Mtn. Buried
Kings Mountain, April 30.—Fu
neral services for Ambers Martin,
age 40, who died at his home in East
Kings Mountain Tuesday afternoon
at 3:30 o’clock, were conducted at
the Second Baptist church here at
3:30 Wednesday afternoon. Rev. R.
L. Chaney and Rev. B. A. Culp of
Asheville had charge pi the serv
ices. Interment tvas in Mountain
Rest cemetery here.
Likely To Delay
Revaluation Work
revaluation every four years.
Senate and house debated the
measure of postponement heatedly.
Proponents argued that the valua
tion four years ago was made when
real estate prices were abnormally
high and these values, on the basis
of present prices, are unjust and
unfair to property owners. Property i
should be revalued at present prices.|
which are estimated at from 75 to
50 percent of those four years ago.
Opponents of revaluation argued
that if values four years ago were
abnormally low and the values
would not remain at this point for
another four year. Also, they ar
gued, if valuations were reduced
extensively, as they undoubtedly
would be during this period of real
estate lethargy, then the valuations
of the counties, cities and towns,
and other gcfcernmental units would
be lowered to such a point that out
standing indebtedness would exceed!
the constitutional limit on the new i
values. The result would be endan-j
fering the bonds and notes already j
issued and prevent many units from i
issuing new bonds for essentall im-j
provements for several years to
come, they argued.
Price Agreed Upon
For Park Forests
completed and the park become a
The agreement came after dis
cussions lasting three days conduct
ed here at the Invitation of Direc
tor Albright, of the National Park
service. He and Associate Director
Cammerer took part in the discus
sions and were given much of the
credit for closing the transaction.
The states raised by appropria
tion and by public contributions ap
proximately $5,000,000 which was
matched with a like sum by the
Laura Spellman Rockefeller mem
orial fund.
Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, was a
legal representative for the fiber
company in arranging the agree
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J. C. Penney Co.
Continuing Our
Silk Event
A Wonderful Saving
for Women Who Sew!
The Smartest Silk
f°r Summer
Sold a year ago
at $1.49 yd.
A sensational comparison in value! Every piece is fresh stock . , all the ne#
colors . . . heavy quality . . . smart smooth finish. In addition to a complete seleo
tion of staple and pastel shades, these new ones are included: Platinum, Sea foam
Green. Leaf Green, Rose Cedar, Rose, Hollywood, Clear Red and Ribbon Blue. 29>
inches wide. Come in.,,, take advantage of this tremendous saving.
Heavy Quality
■eat Value iu
aad street daades, fc ^
-fiTely <ja*1jty sjjjc *a»t sole a,
^ *«,-> at $158 . yard l«t
?»U at $U9. 39-iacfa.
The New
Usher in
Big Saving!
Silk Crepe
The same quality,
sold a year ago ai
Beautiful new prints . . , ill
over florals—spaced- patterns.
Th* quality u superior at this
sew low price. 59 inches wide.
New Summer Dresses
Something New Every Week!
Priced Right, Styled Right.
Solid and Printed
Sizes 14 1o 46.
Beautiful New Pastes
shades and bright new
Ensembles in chiffon,
flat and printed crep
es and georgettes
These' dresses eomt
from one of the bes1
houses in New York.
Compare these with
$12.95 dresses in town.
Priced Within Reach Of All
Rough Straws, Peanut Straws,
Toyos and Bakus
A hat to fit every headsize for
miss and matron.
May 2 and 4
For the Entire
men’s and Boys’
Men’s Solid
Childrens’ Fatt Colot
These sold last yeat
for 38c
Children’s Solid
Men's Work and
Men’s Broadcloth
Sizes 14 to 17
Another big shipment
white, blue, green
and tan
ladles’ Fast Color
AH Sizes 14 to 52.
- A regular 69- value
A Timely Offer
Of Men’s Suits
Clothing today is at the lowest
prices since before the war.
Since last fall there has been &
drop of nearly 40%. We pass
the savings on to you.
Good Wool Worsteds—
Hard Finished
100% wool serge, guaranteed
not to fade.
All-wool twists and worsteds in
bright new spring and summer
designs. New tans, grays, blues
—Sizes 34 to 46.
Cohen Bros*

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