* One Dolu.r A Day Will Restore
Retail Trade Balance Says Leader
Mercantile Leader Discusses Tax
Reflations Before Brooklyn
Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 3.—J. C.
Penney, founder of one of the larger
chain store organizations of the
country, speaking before the Ki
wanls club here today, said:
"Business at the present time is
going to the men or organizations
which are most completely adapting
themselves to present day condi
"Just as the economist starts in
sisting that the world must be re
built in general, because there is no
more business and no way to put
life into what little there is left;
someone comes along with the Em
press Eugenie hat, and the hat mak
ing centers of the country go on a
“The wool industry listens to its
own obitudry, read to it by despair
ing workers in its own field, and
then designers begin to call for wool
in dresses. The wool centers start
buzzing with activity, and' there
seems to be plenty of money to buv
"The designers who created the
Empress Eugenie hats and those
who devised wopl dresses that pleas
ed public fancy were doing in then
own fields just what our store man
agers were doing in theirs, when
they put their finger on the pulse
of local demands In their commun
"There were merchants, in every
locality, who were doing outstand
ing jobs . their community. And
back of th: ,e jobs was always posi
tive evidence that such merchants
had put their fingers on the pulse
of the present situation.
40 Million Employed.
"Recent figures used to discuss the
present economic situation revealed
the fact that there are around 40
000,000 people employed In gainful
occupations in this country at the
"If each of these 40,000,000 people
were to spend one dollar a day more
thgn they are spending, at the
present time, the enttte shrinkage
in trade volume, shown in yearly
retail sales volume, since the start
of the present slump in buying,
would be restored.
"In spending this extra dollar a
day, those who are at present em
ployed would be bettering their own
jobs and making new Jobs for those
who are, at present, unemployed.
"One dollar in circulation Is worth
about four hidden away 11 the ms.v
tresses or in the sugar bpwl.
"The start of the present sltua
‘ton came, not in the fact that wc
were spending too many dollars, bui
chat we were getting too little for
what we were spending. The scales
of values were not working right.
‘'As a nation we have become un
eaaonably acute to statements
which suggest further hard times.
"We read that wage scales in cer
tain industries are being cut ten
percent. But we do not read that
tire things which the wages will be
pent for have been cut, in many
instances from twenty percent to
forty percent, that In many of the
essential lines of merchandise the
prices today are less than they have
been at any time since 1914.
"It is impossible for us to eat our
take and have it at the same time.
“If my pay check is ten percent
iess than it was for the same month
last year, how is its purchasing
power reflected in what I pay for
rent, food, clothes.
“My pay check Is, in tern* of its
purchasing power, seven percent
greater than it was last year.
“Out of that seven percent net in
crease I %can contribute to making
jobs for other people, I can use it
to do a little buying of things that
are being offered to me at prices I
“If I am saving seventeen percent
nn the average, on the things I buy,
wise buying at the present time will
pay me better than hoarding my
money at low Interest returns.
“The greatest contribution to the
common good, which we as mer
chants can make, will come not
from our donations to charity, which
in its effect on the public welfare
is as passive force, but from our
contribution to returning public
“Our present situation is not be
ing helped by the many new and
ingenious methods which are being
found to impose increasing tax bur
“These burdens are already
threatening to encroach themselves
ipon the retail structure of the
■ountry which is carrying a suffi
ciently large load at the present
"Excesses have, In some cases,
followed the imposition of taxes
upon retail selling. The gasoline tax
in most states has reached the fig
ire of seven cents a gallon—a tax
it 40 percent on the basic retail
price of the gasoline.
••Any movement at the present
time which will impose a penalty
on the efforts of any retail organ
ization 'which Is sincerely and gen
uinely trying to render the service
nf distribution of t,hc necessities' of
life on a basis of true economy, is a
thrust at the very forces from which
will come the revised and rejuven
ated business life of the country.
“Its ultimate result can be only to
"Taxes will not produce jobs
Taxation will not save the Incom
petent merchant against his own
incompetence. Jobs will produce in
creasing revenues from taxes based
on solid foundation. Jobs will pro
duce more and more business for
"As in the past, the leadership
which will restore pufcic confid‘>nce
on which the prosperity of this
country is based, will come, not
from the so-called high places, but
from the pooled activities of all of
us who are trying to do a real Job
under trying conditions."
A contest in the courts of Kansas
City over a *300.000 estate has re
vealed the marriage of George Mc
Clelland i above i, 3*. attorney, en
gineer and real estate operator, to
Mrs. Rosella E. Tompkins, 76, of
Detroit. The wife in this December
and May wedding claims to have
been a friend of the groom's mother
and married him because the moth
er had left him a letter, when she
died, requesting the strange nup
Birthday-Dinner For Mrs. William. .
Preaching Services. Martha
‘Special to The Star.*
Pleasant Grove, Mar. 0.—Ther
will be regular preaching service
at the church Saturday evening at
2 o'clock and Sunday morning a
11 o'clock. Also Sunday school ai 10
Beams Mill school opened last
Thursday morning with a good en
rollment for a six months term. The
teachers are as follow's: Mr. Latham,
Miss Eleanor Elliott and Mrs. Ver
The following surprised Mrs. Kim
Williams with a bountiful dinner
Sunday on her 54th birthday: Mr.
and Mrs. Vertis Williams and son
Jack. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Williams
and children, and Mr. and Mrs
Clarence Grigg and daughter. Aileen
of New House.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Smith and
son, Howard, of Shelby, visited Mrs.
Cary Hoyle Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman eBam ,of
Fallston visited Mr. and Mrs. Virgtl
Miss Vertie Glascoe spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. John
Phifer of Shelby.
Mr. and Mr.,. Guy Wright and
“sons, Hubert and Reid of Fallston'
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mr.'
Misses Mattie and Ethel Williams
spent Sunday with Miss Clyde
Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Hoyle and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Dedjnon of Buffalo.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferman Wright and
daughter, Ada Pearl, and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Hoyle and children spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Onlev
Messrs Maynard and Namon
Hamrick spent Saturday night with
Mr. Colon Smith of Waco.
Mr. Elias Rome of Hickory spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs
Martha: Grace, the small daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Green
way has been sick for the past few
days, but is much improved.
Mr. Carl Me Swain of Mulls Chap
el spent Saturday night with Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Chessley Hendrick
spent Sunday with Mr. Dick Span
gler of Double Shoals.
Mrs. Cleophas Wright and little
daughter, Doris, spent Sunday with
Mrs. Worth Hoyle.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Grigg o fWaco
arc spending a few days this week
with Mr. and Mrs. John Wright.
Most statesmen are willing to talk
for publication on ‘‘general" ques
By GEE McGEE
Mike Is on the Verge of Wealth.
, flat rock, s C., Novem. 5. 1931.
I deer mr. editor:
i don't suspo.se 1 will have to
work verry hard from now on. as
lit looks like good fortune has over
| took my wife at last, i will possl
, bly keep on riting for yore good
■ paper, but ruch labor as pedling I
| beef and plow tng turnip patches
ansoforth is doomed in so far as i,
am personally concerned.
two men from ohio fund my;
wife yestiddy after a long hunt for j
her and told her that, she Is the;
chief hair to a big estate In grate j
bittan onner count of the death of
her grate uncle, jhon rlchter, who;
went west years and years ago and
we all thought he dide in a pore
house in texxas. but they have
proved that he dide a miller-nair
in grate brittan.
so. mr. editor—that means that
re are now rich as cream, uncle
Jhon sold a million cows back yon
der Just after the revver lution
nerry war and went to england with
all his money and he has left it
to his hairs, of which my wife Is
the biggest one, and her part alone,
so these 2 men red would amount
to over 2550000000$, and al they
want Is a small down payment to
get it shipped over here.
me and my wife have already
looked at sevral nice houses In
town, but we have not decided
which one we will buy when the
monney comes, but we like the one
the banker lives in best, and will
possibly buy it and put him out as
soon at thy get It here, i sold my
ibeef waggin last week and have
sent, my collars to the laundry, if
you se anyboddy who has first class
collatry, such as liberty bonds, send
jthem to us at once, we have had
sevral signs painted as followers:
| “cash monney loant. see mike Clark
! rfd.” these signs will be tacked up
| next week, pervtded of course, the
well, mr. editor—these ohio men
! say their state govvernment is be
I hind my wife's monney and she
i will sure get It, so please send any
i Hungry peeple you might find right
! straight to us. but of coarse—we
| w in rite or foom you when to do
jso, as they needdent come till she
i gets our money, if you happen to
! need a little cash to put yore pa*
jper on its feet so's It can be print
| ed plainer, just let me know and
[fix up some good tight papers that
M held you, and you can get same
mike Clark, rfd.
flat rock locals.
well, mr. editor—I am a feared
that news from flat rock will be a
little bit more skacer than ever1
this week, but i am one corry
spondent out of the crowd that
won’t make up anny news if there
happens to be none. 1 could of i
course rite about mrs. so-and-so j
visited mrs. so-and-so on tuesday
ansoforth, but that ain’t much
news after all, as she does that
nearly every day.
we had our third sad excident in
our midst this week, as followers:
while old mrs. Simpkins was in the
cow lot a-mllklng her jersey heffer,
who ancers to the name of ’muley'
onner count of she had one horn
knocked off while she was enjoying
calf life, and she got her hind leg
fastened in the quart cup she was
being milked in and when hr*, simp
kins tried to pull same off, she took
after her and hooked her right be
hind the smokehouse, but they are
both resting well at this riting.
we had the miss fortune to have
4 pretty good otter mobeels repos
sessed this week by the “pay-while
you-ride’’ company who does biz
ness at the county seat, a fight was
hell when they come for bill Jen
kinses ford, he had a reseat for 2
payments and the man told him
that he forged one of same and
then he hit him on the head with
the jack and he in turn got itt with'
a fender which he jecked off in his
madness, but he towed it on back
with them behind a wrecker which
they always fetch, as no re-posses
sed cars ever have any gass in
same, they will be badly missed by!
the young night riders of this com
we had a big frost of recent date :
and manny nice hogs was killed and
the smell of sausage meat and chit
tlings can be smelt might night in
every section of town where hogs
was kept aginst the peace and dig
nity of the town ordinance which
forbids hogs from being raised in
the copperate limits of the town,
but as the poleesman owned 2
shoats hisself. he newer did try to
enforce the said ordinance, when
cotton is so cheap, the pen ts migh
tier than the s/woard, qore corry
spondent hits 5 more ' fat ones to
siawter and he will fetch you up
some nice back bones when he bill*
his last 011c next march.
a good maniiy of our leading cit
izens are beginning to talk poli
ticks. as next year Is election year
they flggev on getting a new bunch
in offis so's taxes can be reduced
the old erhowd has so manhy kin
folks working in publtck offises.
they can't do nnnythtng to relieve
the taxpayers without. hurting a
son or a daughter or a aunt or a
few uncles, so a change might pay,
provided It Is made all around, the
"economy flat form” seems to be
very poplar now, but i never saw a
candydate but what had them same
planks In his flntform In the past
1 may rite or foam in son e start
ling news tomorrow. as a certain
man Is watching his house every
night now with a shot gun.
mike Clark, rfd,
“THE ROAD TO
Flaming love under
a tropic moon.
- 10c and 25c -
Thinks Daniels Should Run To
Decide If He Is N. C. “Boss”
If there is determination on the part of Mr. Josephus
‘Daniels not to (be a candidate for Governoor, despite a state
tnent made several weeks ago in which he said he was satis
fied wirh things as they are. mmeebrs of the staff of his
>wn newspaper. The News and Observer, don’t know of it.
Commenting on the decision of Attorney General Hrummitt
inot to be a candidate, The News and Observer news story
lists Mr. Daniels as one who is often mentioned as a possible
I candidate and one whose name will be more prominently
I mentioned now that Mr. Hrummitt is out of the picture.
In fart the statement from Mr
Bnmimttt Is being accepted In many
[quarters as rather definite Indira
i linn that Mr. Daniels will run. Al
| ready there Is talk to the effect
[that Mr. Brummitt decided to stay
j 'Hit, of the rare so Mr. Daniels
would have a belter chance to win
[arid If the former member of tic
j cabinet does not get In ihe race now
many so-styled political prophets
Will be disappointed.
Mr Daniels Is not going to sup
port Mr. Ehringhaus or Mr Max
well in the primary. His personal
and editorial policies are in such
direct contrast to what these can
didate espouse that he must light
them, Mr. Fountain lias some Idea
that must appeal to Mr. Daniel'
|but at the same time he has quali
fies, or lack of qualities which
must make his unacceptable an
less there are assurances given that
he will do what Mr. Daniels want
That leaves the matter rather
complicated to the Daniels mind, n »
doubt, and it la because of this that
Mr. Daniels Is expected tj becom
a candidate. With the field so far
lacking a candidate .sponsoring all
• lie policies he would sponsor, M"
Daniels must take the field him
self, it seems. He hasn't any one
anything like bitter enough eguins'
corporations. He hasn't on*
anything like devoted enough to ,t
sales tax. None has come forward
with a definite plan to relieve »P
land of taxation and put the whole
burden on Industry.
So there's nothing the newapape.
man can do apparently, but get In
the rare He tloesn t want to oppose
every Democratic candidate In th •
primary, of course, but how couid
he do otherwise with all of then,
offering some objectionable featur.
In Ills mind?
We repeat n hope expressed in
those columns several weeks ago
That Mr. Daniels will be a candi
date so the state call decide whir
it wants to do with him. We have
been hearing so long how he con
trolled things and people that \#
want to see it this is really true.
If he wins then the state win
accept him; it ho loses then flu
stale, and this includes all offtc
holders at Raleigh and elsewhere,
heed have no further fear when tv
1 snaps hts editorial finger.
t isn't a wholesome thing for
any man to be in position to put
fear In the hearts of all public ser
vaota by eternally nagging at them
let., i t mis campaign determine
*he .status ol Mr. Daniels.
Personally, wi are not one of
I those who admire the glad hand
booster type, few individuals give
as ns much acute t)Hin as the pro
fessional all-smiles citizen.
This Ik the Unitv of tilt* year Ulftt
you start, out in tin morning, pre
pared for a cold flay, and about,
noon time decide that you ur<
wearing too much You peel off. go
home with a cold, yet, tin next
visitor that arrives hears you bran
King about the "wonderful weath
Heats Eve ai Own
Who said woman would continue U
invade (he masculine world anti)
she hod dominated every field «l
both masculine and feminine en
terprise? This 15-yeur-old M tilers -
vllle, Pa., hov, Charles f)rebln(fer,
says the modern idea can work
both ways. Just to prove H, he bak
ed three rakes which took first and
second prices at the recent Millers -
vllle Community Fair. Here's Char
les with his championship eoccanut
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