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Fair Tuesday
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Tuesday.
Texas Wet?
Dallas. Texas, July 25—With tab
ulation nearly complete in Texas'
Democratic primary Saturday it
appears as if “Ma" Ferguson, form
er governor of the State, and Ross
Sterling, present governor will go
Into a run-off primary for the
nomination. Mrs. Ferguson, whose
name is Miriam, has served as gov
ernor as has her husband, James
E- Ferguson. In returns to date
she leads Sterling by 70,000 votes,
but there were six other candidates
and idle did not have a majority.
In the same primary Texans ap
peared to favor a resubmission of
the prohibition amendment with the
vote tabulated so far showing 170,
000 for submitting prohibition to a
vote and 70,000 opposed.
Vacation Over
Today For Ten
Thousand'Pupils
AU Rural High Schools, Eight Short
Term Schools And Colored
Schools Resume Work.
The short summer vacation end
ed today for between nine and ten
thousand school boys and girls In
Cleveland county.
This morning students of 54 Cleve- j
land county schools returned ( to
their books for a two months ses
sion before closing again In the fall
to aid in the annual cotton pick
ing.
The schools opening today in
cluded all 11 of the standard rural
high schools, eight short term
schools, and all the colored schools.
Meetings of teachers and prin
cipals were held in several sections
of the county last week, all princi
pals meeting at the court house I
here Friday, afid this morning the
school routine began.
Annual Custom
The early opening has been an
annual custom in the county since
Cleveland became one’of the lead
ing cotton producers in the State
A number of years ago farmers
learned that they needed their
children on the farm more in the
fall, at harvest time, than in late
summer after crops were laid by. and
it was then that the idea originated
of opening the schools for two
months during the lull period on
the farm and closing for a month
or six weeks, some times longer, in
the fall.
Beltoood School
Faculty Given
H. M. Young Is Principal Succeed
ing C. A. Ledford—Another
Teacher Later.
Belwood school opened today
along with the other schools of the
county in order to give in a few
weeks work before the schools
generally close few the cotton har
vest season.
H M. Young Is the new principal,
succeeding C. A. Ledford who has
moved with his family to Boiling
Springs. The following teachers
constitute the faculty:
A. K. Moore teacher of science;
Mr. Wilson teacher of history and
mathematics, Mary Beth Warlick
teacher of home economics; Dewey
Divine seventh grade; Lloyd Turner
sixth grade; Blanche Lattimore fifth
grade; Minnie Mull fourth grade;
Mary Elizabeth Lee third grade;
Lala Martin and Pansy Matthews
second grade; Jennie Mae Callahan
and Clara Williams first grade;
Elisabeth Spangler music.
It Is hoped to add an elementary
teacher later. Prof. Young, the
principal, expresses the hope that
all who expect to attend will begin
with the first school days.
Club Boys, Girls
Return From Camp
4-H Club Members Returned Sat
urday From Week At Swan
nanoa Camp.
Around 140 Cleveland county boys
and girls returned home Saturday
from a week's stay at the Swan
hanoa 4-H club camp in the moun
tains near Asheville.
The young members of the 4-H
clubs in the county were accomp
anied by the two county agents and
around a dozen adult club leaders.
They enjoyed their encampment,
were greatly benefitted by the dem
onstrations and lectures, and all
considered it the best encampment
in the history of the county clubs.
When their txisses rolled, back in
Shelby Saturday they were parked
on East Graham street and the boys
and girls formed a parade around
the court square, giving their club
veils and songs.
E.
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VOL. XXXVIII, No. 89
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY. JULY 25, 1932
(Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons)
Mali, par r«ar. (in adrtneai - *J.it
Pamir. Mr r«ar. tin advuaMi tS.M
City Tax Rate Cut
10 Cents By Board
Municipal Budget
Now Completed
Rat? Of $1.05 On $100 Fropertv
Valuation Has Been Practical
ly Agreed Cpon.
A reduction of ten rents in the
city's tax rate for this year has been
practically agreed upon by the
mayor and board of aldermen. This
will bring the tax rate to $1.05 as
compared with $1.15 last year.
For the past month the city of
ficials have been making up the
budget for the fiscal year which be
gan July 1st. An audit firm of
Charlotte has been helping the city
prepare the budget and audit the
books for the past year. This bud
get and audit will come up for ap
proval at a called meeting of the
board to be held one day this week.
At the beginning of the McMurry
administration, there was a hang
over floating debt of $94,000 accord
ing to the present mayor and the
tax rate for the first year of his
administration was raised to $1.49
This debt was wiped out the first
year because of economy and the
increase In levenue because of the
higher rate and the following year
the rate was $1.25.
The following year 1931 the rate
was reduced to $1.15 and by strict
Economy another reduction of ten
cen|s has been agreed upon for 1932.
bringing the rate to 31.05. It is un
derstood that most of this reduction
comes from the operation of the
city schools. The itrictest economy
has been practised, say tht-.-s close
to the administration and it will be
difficult to live with ihe budget
during the present fiscal year be
cause of the falling off in revenue
from the light department.
School Opens
At Mooresboro
3. A. Kiser Continues A* Principal.
Miss Lewis Succeeds Miss
Royster.
(Special to The Star)
Mooresboro, July 2.—A number of
girls and boys are oack In school
here today, as the local school be
gan activity this morning with only
one change in the faculty. This
one change being necessary ?o fill
the vacancy left by Miss Roberta
Royster, who became Mrs. W. J.
Wortman shortly after the close of
last term.
The faculty follows:
High school. Mr. J. A. Kiser, prin
cipal: Mr. J. D. Huggins, math and
English, Miss Janet Falls. French
and history.
Elementary department: Mr. S.
W. Greene, sixth and seventh grad
es and high school coach: Miss Lew
is mew member) fourth and fifth
grades: Miss Lucy Lattimore, third
grade; Miss Louise Roberts, second
grade; Mrs. Joe McSwain, first
grade.
School Allotments
State allotments for the
school districts in Cleveland
county for the extended terms
next spring follow: Grover,
$376,02: Boiling Springs, $12.18;
Waco $589.54: No. 3 Township,
$2,065.43; Lattimore. $953.26;
Mooresboro. $970.73; No. 8 Town
ship, $1,730.64; Park-Grace,
none: Piedmont, none; Fall
ston, $1,269.84; Belwood, $2,
282.69: Casar. $1,854.61; Moriah,
$648.77; Kings Mountain, $660.
96; Shelby, $769.72.
Local Scouts Will
Tramp Linville
Gorge 22 Miles
Troup No. T Headed By Ed More
head Off On Expedition For
Several Day*.
Twenty three boys from the South
Shelby Boy Scout troup left Satur
day night at 10 o'clock for Llnevtlle
Falls In command of Scout Master
Ed Morehead to spend several days
exploring the gorge. ^
They will start at the fall and
follow the meanderings of the Llne
vllle River to Lake James, a dis
tance of twenty two miles. Each
boy Is equipped with scout paraph
ernalia and while secluded on their
journey will do their own cooking
and sleep on blankets on the ground.
It Is expected that it will take from
two to three days to explore the
gorge and follow the river from the
Falls to the Lake.
This is one of the mast difficult
scouting parties ever formed in
Cleveland county by members of
the scout troops and the boys were
highly elated over the prospects of
the trip before they left
Two Acres Supply
Family With Flour
Bob Bridge* Gets 54 Bushels On
Two Acres. Urged For
AU Fanners.
Two acres in wheat for every
family in Cleveland county would
take care of the bread -ingle of the
food supply. That is the advanced
belief of several men who advocate
the plan. One of them speaking of
the plan said:
"If every landowner in the county
would see to it that fach tenant
gets two acres in wheat, there
would be no hunger in tnis county
next year. Likewise, if some meth
od could be arranged whereby that
acreage could be set aside for the
unemployed families in the city, the
flour supply In Shelby could be
taken care of next year at a very
low cost."
There is no connection between
the proposed plan and the wheat
production of R. H. <Bob> Bridges,
of the Union section, but the
wheat made by Mr. Bridges this
year on two acres offers support to
the idea. Mr. Bridges put around
two acres In wheat, he said Satur
day, and the entire dost of the crop,
not including labor, ran between $6
and $8. according to an estimate.
From the plot he made 54 bushels.
That, is enough wheat, as he figures
it, to supply flour for his family for
16 or 18 months,
Borders Reunion To
Be Held August 16
Descendant* Of Major Hugh Bord
ers To Gather At Antioch
Church.
The annual reunion of the des
cendants of Major Hugh Borders
and wife, Luvicy Sepaugh Borders,
their relatives and friends, will be
held at Antioch church, three miles
east of Grover, N. C, on Tuesday,
August 16th. 1932, beginning at 10
o'clock. A. M. An interesting pro
gram will be prepared and a picnic
served on the grounds. Needless
to say that well-filled baskets will
be appreciated. You are cordially
invited to attend.
Roosevelt Will Open Campaign For
White House In New Jersey Aug. 27
Reported That Smith May Attend
Meeting And He And Roosevelt
May Make Peace.
New York. July 23.—In New Jer
sey, heart of the eastern industrial
section, one of "A1 Smith's strong
holds, Governor Roosevelt on Aug
ust 27 will launch his personal cam
paign for the presidency.
Democracy’s standard bearer will
begin 10 weeks of intensive travel
ing. speech-making and vote-seek
ing when he goes to Sea Girt, N. J.,
on that day to address a rally.
If the expectations of Jersey lead
ers hold true, 100,000 democrats will
greet thetr nominee on that occas
ion .
ion. ,
Hoo”*r alii have opened hlf onn
campaign with his speech of ac
ceptance.
The Roosevelt announcement
came from Mayor Frank Hague of!
Jersey City, Smith’s floor leader at
Chicago, who has thrown the entire
support of his Jersey organization
behind the man he cought to de
feat.
Persistent but unverified reports
are that the seashore rally will be
marked by a public reconciliation of
Roosevelt and Smith.
The "Happy Warrior of 1928’’ and
the nominee of 1932 have not met
since their followers fought at Chi
cago. Neither has Smith made any
statement about his attitude toward
Roosevelt politically except to say
he will support the party in Novem
ber.
All Smith's close associates would
say about the prospect cf his going
to Sea Girt, where IW.OOO hahed
him in 1928, was
He has received no invitation
yet.”
Meanwhile, James A. Farley, new
i
lCONTINUED OH PAG* SIGHT.)
Hope To Build
Shelby, Marion
Road From Fund
Would Bring Many
Jobs To Section
Federal bill Provides For Construc
tion. Project Promised By
Commission.
This immediate flection may
be one of the first to feel the
encouraging: effect of the new
Federal building program to re
lieve the unemployment situa
tion as it Is now hoped that
the Shelby-Marion highway
will be one of the building pro
jects first let out of North Car
olina's more than two million
dollar share of the construction
fund.
The proposed highway link to
Join the county seats of McDowell
and Cleveland has been under con
sideration for months. Last year
engineers were sent here to survey
the route and the State highway
commission stated the road would
be built at an early date Just after
the survey work started the State
building fund decreased to the point
that all construction work had to
be halted. At that time announce
ment was made that the highway
would be built just as soon as funds
were available Remembering that
announcement has caused people
and highway officials in this sec
tion to be optimistic now that funds
are available.
No News ct.
W. A. Broadway. road engineer in
this district, stated today that he
has as yet heard nothing definite
about the prospects. ''Nevertheless
l am hoping that this will be one
of the first roads built," he said.
‘Everything was in readiness to be
gin construction work when the
road-building program m the State
was halted. Now that the. State has
been alloted its quota of the Feder
al fund and It is all to go In road
building and road Improvement, it
is only natural to believe that the
road will be constructed.”
Give Many Work.
If. as is hoped .work on the road
is started at an early date, employ
ment would be given to quite a
number of people in the section
The requirements of the Federal
bill rule that free or convict labor
cannot be used in building work
from the Federal fund and that the
work must be given to people now
unemployed.
E. B. Jeffress, chairman of the
highway commission, war quoted in
a dispatch from Raleigh as saying
that he estimated $2 daily would
be a fair minimum wage for labor
ers in view of the fact that labor
ers will be allowed to work only 30
hours per week. The board, he said,
w-ould set a minimum tor skilled
and unskilled labor, the wages tc
be included In calls for bids ac
cording to provisions of the bill. The
Federal bill is considered liberal in
that it permits treatment of sur
face on either new or old roads.
May Know Tuesday. f
The highway commission meets
In Raleigh tomorrow and it is pos
sible, it is said, that a few projects
for early letting will he approved
| at that time. There is some hope
here that the Shelby-Marion link
will be among that number. Any
way, the definite date of August 10
has been set for the daj* on which
contracts will be let.
Mrs. Short, 92,
Died Last Night
Aged County Lady Dead. Funeral
Service This Afternoon At
Lattimore Church.
Mrs. Elizabeth Milina Short, aged
92. died last night at the home o(
son-in-law, Ben Cooper, cm Gard
ner street. She was the widow of
Bill Short who died in 1911.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Lattimore
Baptist church, where Mrs. Short
has been a loyal member for many
years. Conducting the service were
Rev. I. D. Harrtll and Rev. D. G
Washburn.
Mrs. Short was born and reared
In the Lattimore section, but had
made her home in Shelby for two
years. She was one of the oldest
and best known women in the coun
ty.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs
S. B. Cooper, 20 grandchildren and
20 great grandchildren.
Infant’s ■' Funeral
Held This Morning
^urseral services for the infant
son of Mr and Mrs Bub Walker
were held this morning at 10:30
o'clock at Clover Hill. The infant
died Sunday morning.
Fishing Lesson for Speaker
» WS.S» -™—— --- .... ' ' ---
I Statecraft seems, in some myatenoua way, to be connected with fishing.
Maybe that is why Speaker John Nance Garner of Texas, Democratic
nominee for the Vice-Presidency, is the latest statesman to succumb to
the lure of rod and line. The Speaker is shown as he received some valu
able advice on the art from Ross Brumfield, wtoom Gamer characterises
\ »s “the best fisherman in Texas.” They met at the Speaker's home town,
I Uvalde, Tex. At left is Gamer's granddaughter, Genevieve Garner.
Looking For A Cool Place? See
The Sheriff About A ‘Cooler’ Berth
When some wit started a new
bit of slant by railing a Jail or
hoosegow “the cooler" he likely
did not know that the roolect
plare In Shelby is “the cooler"
—the county jail.
Sheriff Irvin Allen read last
week, during that sizzling heat
wave, about the northern man
who approached officers and
asked to be put in “the cooler’’
because he was just burning up.
and then the local sheriff en
dorsed the yarn.
"Some people may not JMiow
It,* he said, “but I’m positive
that the coolest place in Shelby
Is the third floor of the Jail.
It’s high up where all the breesr
ran hit It without bring held
bark by surrounding buildings
or wind-breakers, and during
the summer all the windows on
earh side are open and a breese
is blowing through all the time.
Perhaps it will not be as hot
this week as it was last, and
the majority are hoping so, but
should the mercury begin to sli
sle and pop again, just remem
ber the sheriff's tip: "the cooler"
Is the coolest plane tn town and
the sheriff Is willing to test it
out for the skeptical
Closed County Mills
Now Operating Again
i ..—
Ella Mill of Shelby And Phoenix
of Kings Mountain Kesume
After Long Stand-Still
Two textile Mills of the coun
ty, the Ella Division of the Con
solidated Textile Corporation of
Shelby and the Phoenix Mill
of Kings Mountain resumed op
eration this morning.
This was glad news to the op
erative and to the public generally
for the Ella had been idle for si*
weeks and the Phoenix has run only
three days in thirteen weeks.
There Is no appreciable Improve
ment in the mill business, but tex
tile officials returned from markets
in the North feel that by early fall,
there will be brightening skies which
will warrant operation on a full or
curtailed bas*.
Mr, Miller of the Ella stated this
morning that the Ella would run
on a 55 hour basis this week to re
duce inventories and that he con
fidently hoped the situation would
be greatly improved by September
1st.
Mr. Earl A Hamrick,%receiver for
the Phoenix Mill at Kings Moun
tain states that the Phoenix start
ed on a full 120 hour basis. This
mill has run only three days lr.
thirteen weeks. Just how long op
eration would continue, Mr. Ham
rick was unable to say.
It Is understood that the other
local textile plants ate running
several days each week and that the
officials feel a little encouraged that
in the near future their business will
warrant fuller time.
Knox Hardin Put On
City Police Force
Knox Hardin has been added to
the city’s police force, according to
an announcement by Mayor S. A.
McMucry today. There has been so
much petty thievery, it has been
decided to add another policeman.
When the mayor was asked if Mr.
Hardin would be on day or night
duty, he stated that that would be
in the discretion of Chief McBride
Poston
Bince Policeman Marsha! Moore
had his hip b-ck»n i-ome «eeKS .ago
when st^uctr bv an automobile, the
police force has been short one man.
Mr. Hardin has already entered up- j
on his duties. ,
•Health Winners To
Contest In Raleigh
A number of boys and girls, mem
bers of the county 4-H clubs, lefl
today for Raleigh to attend the an
nual short course week of instruc
tion at State college.
Among those going were Charle!
i Palmer and Mary Sue Holland
Cleveland boy and girl who wor
the honor of being the healthiest
in Piedmont and Western Carolina
In Raleigh they compete with east
ern winners for State honors.
Rev. S. Elliott Fill*
First Baptist Pulpit
Rev. Sylvester Elliott of Paris
Ark., filled the pulpit Sunday morn
ing at the First Baptist church
preaching a strong sermon on "Put
(ting God First.” Mr. Elliott is a na
itive of the Beams Mill section anc
is now pastor of the First Baptist
church in Paris. Ark He and hi!
family are here on vacation. He ha!
a brother, Rev. Yancey Elliott whc
Is also a minuter of which the
county is Justly proud.
Board Cuts County
Tax Rate 7 Cents
Superior Court
Convened Today
Judge Schenck Presiding. Criminal
Docket Mar Knd On
Thursday.
A two weeks term of Superior
court convened tn Shelby t-hl* morn
ing with Judge Michael Schenek
presiding
This week will be given over to
the criminal docket which may be
completed Thursday or Friday. The
latter part of the week and neirt
week will be taken up with the>
heavy civil calendar. Two killing
casses are among the feature trials
scheduled for the criminal session.
Solicitor Spurgeon Spurling la
prosecutor; Frank L. Hoyle, former
clerk of court, Is foreman of the
grand Jury; Jerry Runyaas Is courtn
officer and Henry McKinney Is of
ficer in charge of the Jury. The
good behavior docket and the
Judge's charge were completed this
morning and this afternoon the
court began it* active grind on the
docket.
Oil Companies Get
Back On Profit Basis
New York July 23—Reports of
some of the larger oil companies for
the first half of the year tend to
bear out the claims made In oil
quarters some time ago that this
industry had "turned the corner."
Under the program of restriction of
crude production and cooperative
action In marketing practices, many
of the producing and distributing
companies have converted louses in
ito profits.
Try Answering
These
I. Name the lightest wood?
3. Who la Adolph Hitler?
3. What 1* a Canuck?
4. Has the U, 8. a diplomatic re
presentative In Soviet Russia?
6. How many kinds of 39rd de
gree Masons are there?
8. Which President was buried at
Springfield, Illinois?
7. What ts the difference In
standard time between New York
and Sen Franciaco?
8. Name the last appointee to the
V. a Supreme Court?
fl. Which Chinese city was the
scene of fighting between Japanese
and Chinese troops recently?
10. What time In English history
did the "Barebone" parliament sit?
II. When did China adopt the
Gregorian Calendar?
13. Name the straits separating
Europe from Africa?
13 Which Macedonian king was a
world conqueror?
14. What is another name for a
sea mile?
15. What Is the name ot the most
recently discovered planet?
16. Who was the author of "Gul
liver’s Travels?'’
17. What is Speaker John N. Gar
ner’s middle name?
18. Who was chairman of the
Resolution Committee of the lsist
Republican convention?
19. How many persons comprise a
grand Jury?
30. Which state has political sub
divisions called parishes?
Masters Benjamin Gold and David
Royster are spending a few days
this week with the Gardners at tht
Mansion in Raleigh.
Cleveland Will Get $14,000 From
State For Extended School Terms
Board Of Equalization Announces
Allotment Of 5989,000. Finances
Two Months.
Raleigh. July 25.—Tile state board
of equalization last week announced
allotment of $989,861.70 for extend
ed school term aid to 9C of the
state's 100 counties.
The allotment. $510,138.30 less
than the legislative ippropriation
for the two months extended school
term, is about $450,000 less than the
allotment of the last school year,
which was $1,430,000.
Leroy Martin secretary of the
board, said that about $1,330,000 of
the allotment for last year had been
called for by the counties and that
he anticipates they will demand
$950 000 of next year's money. No
state funds are paid to the counties
until they hate raised their share
for the extended term.
Precedent Set.
The new allotments, tor the first1
time, are made to only include those
schools which actually operated ex
tended terms last school year. In
previous years allotments have been
made to Include all institutions
which county superintendents esti
mated would run the extra two
months beyond the state standard.
Allotments are made upon a need
and ability basis. The need is the
calculated cost for the two months
term and the ability is the amount
of revenue a county will be able to
get from a uniform tax rate upon
a determined valuation In other
words, a county with a valuation of
$1,000,000 and a 17 cent tax rate
would raise $1,700. If the school
costs would be $2,000 the state aid
is the difference, $1,300.
Cleveland county's allotment was
$14.18439. Allotments for neighbor
ing counties were as follows: Burke,
$4.96181; Catawba, $20,603.43; Gas
ton, $6,189.87; Lincoln $11.75274:
Rutherford, $16,768,84.
Rale Now 43 Cents \
14% Lower
Gm^mwI Rate l-owrred rrom 26 Te
IH Ofirti. Township Road Tax
Alao Reduced.
The t board of county cumm»s«an«
srs Holding a special session fl&re
today approved the budget for tlte
year and announced a county-wide
tax reduction of seven cents.
The commissioners, *11 „of wham
go out of office this year, In an
nouncing the cut, gave the average
tax-payer a pleasant surprise in
that it was generally believed that
It would be impossible to out the
tax rate more than five cents, if
that much.
The new total rate Is 43 cants as
compared with the previous rate of
50 cents, and unless other sizable
reduction* arc made It Is likely that.
Cleveland will have the lowest
county-wide rate of the 100 coun
ties In North Carolina.
All Off County
The entire reduction comes off
the general or so-called county-wide
levy and the school rate remains
the same. The county budget Is
divided In two major heads—the
county-wide unit and the school
unit. Last year the county-wlcle
rate was 35 cents and the school
rate was also 36 cents The new
levy Is 18 cents foe county-wide and
the same 36 cents for schools, mak
ing a total of 43 cents.
The reduction from the percent
age standpoint Is 14 percent.
Other Cuts Made
Prom a general standpoint, how
ever. the tax levy reduction is ^really
around 12 cents Instead of seven
cents. Only seven cents is removed
from the county-wide levy for all
tax-payers, but varying reductions
were made In the road tax levy in
the various townships. These town
ship reductions ranged from two to
10 cents for an average of five cents.
This levy by townships Is for debt
service and not lor road construc
tion In that county roads are now
maintained by the State.
The new 46-cent levy is Itemised
as follows by Chairman A. E. dine
and Commissioner George Lattimors
and R L. Weathers:
Unit Rate
General Pond .... . 12 1-2
Poor Pund _ S
Debt Service.. 2 1-2
Old
Rate
1»
a
Total . 18
Schools _ 28
Pull Total__ 43
26
26 i
Township Rates
The township levy for road bond*
and Interest is as follows:
Township New
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
— . 40
-.... ............. 16
— -. HI
.. b
special .. 5
.. 15
8
V
20
15
Old
4>
20
U
9
30
8
V]
aoi
IT
No. 9 Lawndale__ 5
No.
No.
10
U
io<
30
35
30;
Hospital____ 8
30
S
Figured In Dollars
The budget set-up for the year
calls for $62,300 for operating ex
pense for everything. Of this
amount $117,800 is secured from
sources other than taxation, leav
ing an amount of $40028 to be rais
ed by taxation. This is approxi
mately $5,000 less than the $45,007
that had to be raised last year.
Valuation Drops
me reaucuon in tne tax levy u
considered even more unusual when
it is noted by the budget figures
that personal property valuation at
the last listing fell off around one
million dollars. It required cutting
expenses at every corner, presum
ably, to reduce the tax rate seven
cents despite the loss of a million
In valuation for taxation. The total
valuation for real and personal
property In the county was estimat
ed at $35,500,000.
The budget, which will be pub
lished in full In the next Issue of
The Star, as required by law, will
show Just how the various reduc
tions were made in order to Out
the rate. Salary cuts and expense
for supplies were among the lead
ing items. The county paid salaries
of the welfare officers and two
agents were reduced from $3,250 to
(2,800 a slash of $450. In the new
budget the welfare officer receives
$800 per year from the county, the
farm agent $1000 and the home
agent $1,000.
Auditor W. A. Richards, of Char
lotte, Is now completing his audit
of all county books for last year
and the audit figures will show, he
says, a comfortable balance in both
the county-wide and school funds
    

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