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FORMER CITIZEN WRITES
HUM ' STATE OF
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c through
ao my many friend*
aometMng of my where
am living in the town of
have
Maided for a number of year* peat
of the
aa one
I waa
iator
which la
•county. A
county that raiaca more wheat than
any ana county in the U. 8.,; more
-Man 11,000,000 huahrta annually,
WkidhaB county ia often called the
“bread baahet of the world.” We are
tilth wealtheat of the countiea of the
atato of Washington. Thi* county;
alao haa twice aa much farm land ah'
the 19 oountlaa on toe went aide of
the atato. Thia county ia the home
" *f the Washington State ollege, one
af the beat Educational Znatitutiona
to toe Northweat We have 9700 miles
of county road in the county much
: of which ia highly improved. We
^nm«ftotyi milea aouto of Spokane to
Colfax, the county aeat, with a good
ndtod road to Opehene
As I Nt and Uateoed to the. return*
the repeal vote for the 18th
I w*a very much pleased
to haow that my home ata^e was the
Ant to register a protest vote again
st the repeal of this amendment I'
iM fuUv convinced that the repeal
of to-day, and
people will
been
Southwest
There
the
the last twenty-five
very
and sobriety. I am
in tty gSU
it has been my vary great
the last twenty-fiv
with
people’s or
ntendent
aisationa.
the lifty
ag myself. At
ever be
weller than ever
fact X am very proud of
compliment my
addle on the
writing we are as-]
» State Capital at Olym
extraordinary see
ded forthe
legislation
in Alls
since my last visit,
will make consider
in the conditions of
the county as a whole. One thing
that I have noticed in some of the
papers la that you' have built some
vary floe highways leading through
the state and counties that are very
beneficial to the people as a whole. 1
see noted that the stats has nuuk
aoaee my good progress education
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f.staie and federal
•fttkftieha a
Eirffig p&^t&^ei&f&kt
day,Thursd&y"Shd Friday? December
27, 28, 29, under thp. au^pi^es of Did
Institute. of Government, according to
aonoutocdm^nt by Albert Coatee, dir*
actor of thi Institute. '•! T
Planked aik period oif practical
schooling’, the Vneetibg is to be’.atten
ded by city, County, state, and feder?
al law enforcing Officers 'from ail*
sections of the s^teV i. . ,
Registrations ftfil be at State Col
lege Yi M. C. .A. begin<ng^ 3 o’clock
Wednesday afternoon,, December 27,
and the, first:rttteeting will be held
at 6 o'clock that evening.
J. t3. Wootek, of Winston Salem,
president of' the t*olicd* Officers: Sher
iff Oscar A. Adkins of Marion, pre
sident of. the Sheriff’sAssociitloik
Cap^ian Charles D. Farmer jhf Ra
leigh, head of the State Highly Pa
trol, with the co-operation, of s|. Ed
gar) Hoover, director of the U;^' Div-‘
iaion of Investigation in the Depart-*
ment of Justice, Washington,t^D. C,
have sent letters urging the mptnberfi
of iheir respective organisations
throughout the . state to attend;
An exceedingly timely and ^ratlcal
program of instruction has .been plan
ned, including: Practical problems in
the administration of the Prohibition
law resulting fromthe repeal* bf
Eighteenth Amendment;' legal HmlW
within which law ^ enforcing officers
may enforce the law; .constitutional
privlle^? against seif-incrimination
and unreasonable search and seizure,
identification by( firearms, documents
fingerprints; chemistry aiid physics
in crime detection; motor.vehicle law
enforcement; poetical demonstra
tions of teletyping and radio as me
thods of pol^ communications.
Through .the courtesy qf- J. Edgar
Hoover, director,-} United States Div
isibn of Inveatigja|ian, Department of
Justice,-& number of special features
and' exhibits will be used to give
practical demapstrations of crime de‘
tectiori. Mr. Hoover has. characteri
zed the Institution .as^ “the most jpro
mising and practically helpful move
ment in j.hf country today.” He Is
sen^ng three of. his best men to%Sr
sist in practical demonstrations -and
instruction, apd three hundred small
finger pmt sbta mich will be <jis
tributed free.
Various North Carolina police de
partments'afe planing exhibits.
Among those who will assist, in the
instruction are: Judge W. A.1 Devin,
president; Judge, M. V. jBfamhill, and'
Judge Micheal Schenck, vice presi
dent of the Judicial Officers Divisior
pi the Institute of Government,
Judge. Johnson J. Hayes, U. S. Dis
trict Court; Mr. A. A. A. F. Seawel!
Assistant Attorney General; Solici
tor Clawson Williams, president, Sol
IciM j, miJPJeaB, Jr./and Solicitor.
'Donald Gilliam, vi de-president, of the
Prosecuting Attorney Division of the
Institute of Government; H. H. Cleff
and H. < Qfr Scnftder,- U. S. Division o ,
Invastigatiqi*. Department of Justice'
WashteiKo^ P* C ;'Dr. Wllmer Sul ,
tor, »•& 8* Bureau ' of . Standards
Washington, D. G. il -
ia addition |o these a number of
police officer*, Sheriffs and member
of - the State Highway Patrol,’' and.
members of the bench and bar will
participate in the discussions.
’' MERRY CHBJSTMAS -
ally, another■ thing in my judgement
that is Yery beneficial for th* state
as a whole ! feel that an education
Is one thing that depressions like thir
«rill not take away from us, and after
if if all over we v*Hl still have t
left as a reserve; ’:
To my many friends in that part
of North arolina, I will dose by say
ing that I wish you all the very beat
that* may- come to you, and'*that
some day sooner or later I hope tc
spend my vacation in thgi. section ol
the state. "
Yours very sincerely
— George W. Rouj
f CWAFUNDS AVAILABLEi£
TOEDUCATIONAL NEEDS
t sa ms >ii<X < •.. tl'
authorisation of Federal
to focused for school
a°MrfiittJ85*??WHttr &>*$*** *»*&
ture, const
•fPHJM&l «flulp»erit.»nd moderni
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TDe japprpyal, <« *tate departments
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of education of: these funds is not
necessary, if is pointed out by Geor
ge P. Zook, U. S'. Commissioner of
Education. They may be had for re
pair materials as well as for wages
and school salaries. Any school or
jtollege Under public auspices may
share in this Ciyil Works program
he declares.. ,
'* Furthermore, emergency educa
tional programs are now considered
specialised work projects, and the
recently adopted rulings governing
the emergency educational program
specify that daily or hourly wages
of teachers should equal that cus
tomarily paid In a community for
similar work. The weekly wage for1
teaching will he. sufficient 10 permit
a*‘reasonable standard, it was stated. ]
Educational projects , for which
federal funds have been authorized
include: (1) rural elementary schools
(2) classes Tor .adult illiterates; (3)
vocational education; (4) vocational
rehabilitation; (5) general adult ed
ucation, and (6) misery schools, all
j-o be under the control of the public
school system. 2 "
Cooperation of school authorities
throughout the United States in help
ing to .put unemployed men and wo
men to work .is especially urged.
MERRY CHRISTMAS 1
JOHN WILLEY BLEVINS
PASSES AT HIS HOME
NEAR ENNICE
J-'.fui,A ; yj : : . ■
Jphu Wiley Blevins, well-known
and influential business man of Alle
ghany county, died; "at the home of
Sughtejr, Mrs. jifack Wagoner, at
? 15. The deceased, who
eeri a. Merchant at Ennice for
u» 15 years, was 81 years old.
ejw services were held at Crab
^eek ^urch lddnday at' il:6o Al’ii.
Wit^, .^lder JV’D.Vass, of Galax, in
charge. A large crowd of friends and
relatives and many floral tributes
bespoke the esteem of the community
for the deceased. j
The pall-bearers were as follows:
Messrs Emerson Black, Boyd Hig
gins, Fred Handy, Dillard Edwards,
J James Wagoner, and J. H. Wagoner,
j The following were flower girls:
Misses Betty Handy, Opal Blevins,
Nannie Higgins, Fay Wagoner, Elso
Wagoner, and Mrs. Alma Black.
The deceased is survived by j.wo
sons, W. Vance Blevins and Walter
Blevins, both of Sparta, and by three
daughters, Mrs. I. N. Higgins, of Bel
Air, Maryland, Mrs. G. A. Holder, of
Galax, Va., and Mrs. Mack Wagoner
of Ennice. j
Beins-Sturdivant, of Sparta, had
charge of the details of the funeral, i
NOTICE
The Alleghany Times
Office will be closed from
today until January 1,
in odrer that the Editor
and family may spend the1
Christmas holidays with
relatives and friends. *
CARR and HIGGINS SLATED
TO BE DISTRICT
ATTORNEYS
Raleigh, N. C.—Although Senator
Josiah Bailey has made no announce
ment concerning Federal patronage
at his disposal except to say that he
yrill file hjs recommendations next
week, politicians in close tdtieh With
the situation are confident that the
preseni slate is jt. O. Car* OT lJfaish
ington, for district attornejr for the
Bast era District of North Carolina,
and Carlisle Vf. Higgins, of Sparta,
for district attorney for the Middle
District of North Carolina.
No surprise will attach to the
Higgins appointment, as Mr. Hig
gins, who is solicitor Of the Eleventh
Judicial District, has been consid
ered the likely choice for months.
TOWN AUTO LICENSE
TAGS NOW ON SALE
TOWN TAXES.
The tax books for the ^own of
Sparta have been turned over to R.
D. Gentry, who woll have charge of
the collections. According to state
ment of Mayor Crouse town taxes
are past due and should be paid as
early as possible. This is the first
time in seven years that |.he town
has levied any taxes, but it was
found necessary to make a small
levy this year to pay off some obli
gations, chiefly lights, and to make
a small investment in fire-fighting
equipment.
Town license tags for cars are now
on sale at a dollar each and may be
obtained from R. D. Gentry.
MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Christmas!
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is the old, old greetir- “
on every side in thu
ndividuals, between friends uiu
which we will hear frequently in
and societies and civic organizations, in our churches and our schools.
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* All these institutions have a definite place in our community life and
as such we give diem our loyalty and our support. But not everyone can
belong to all of them. So there may be some of us who will not have die
' feeling of sharing in the Christmas greeting which comes from them.
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But there is one institution whose interests are the interests of the whole
community, of every man and woman and child in it,an institution which is
devoted to serving the interests of all. That is the Home Town Newspaper.
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A welcome visitor into the homes of this community; a messenger bearing
news of community interest; a chronicler of the joys and sorrows and of
the trials and triumphs of its people; a mirror held up to reflect the daily
life of the community; the loom in which is woven into one harmonious
pattern die varied threads of community activity... all these are the
r Home Town Newspaper.
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So, through what more appropriate medium than the Home Town News
paper ahould there come a greeting to all the people of our community at
' this time of die year? We believe there is none more appropriate and we
are happy to have the privilege of saying to you all: "A Merry Christmas."
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Oonrrl«H ItM.
The Publisher
[ SALES TAX BRINGS RE
LEIF to PROPERTY OWN
ERS IN ALLEGHANY
Deajr Mr. Editor:
We take pleasure in furnishing
you herewith information taken from
9U5 record sho\ying' tbeamount of
aales taxes .colle.Cfed hi North Caro
for t^e months of , Jiily, August
and, September which has been tab
| tUated-^for each county in the State’.
| We taiqe pleasure; also in enclosing
herein tabulation showing property
tax reductions afforded by (1) re
moval of 15 cent levy for schools,
(2) Elimination of levies for current
expense for districts county-wide and
special charter schools.
From these tabulations you will
observe that we have the following
results in your county:
SALES TAXES COLLECTED:
July . $265.71
August . $344.71
September . $317.63
Property Tax Releif Afforded As
follows:
District levies, current expense—$1,
523.00
Special charter, current expense
15 cent county-wide levy — $7,818.00
Current expense for six-months
school --- . $1,222.00
Total .$10,563.00
Figures given above represent the
actual reductions in dollar levies
which were releived in your county
by reasons of the fact that the State
of North Carolina took over the op
eration of the entire eighj.-months
school term. In taking over our
schools, the State reduced the cost
of operation in the schools which a
mounted in 1932 to approximately
$23,000,000.00 to approximately $16,
000,000.00 for 1933, thereby resulting
n a saving to the taxpayers of the
State of approximately $7,000,000.00
In operating cost. The property tax
releif afforded for the entire State
amounted to $11,476,540.00 as shown
by the above tabulations.
Sales taxes collected in your coun
ty for the first three months are be
low the average collections for the,
entire year as our collections are be-'
Lng improved from month to month. |
But, after allowing for the reason
able increase in jhe sales tax collec
tions in your county which are anti
cipated, it will be observed that the j
property owners in your county are
releived of property taxes in the con
siderable amount shown and that the
sales tax collections in your county
will be far less jhan the property
tax releif afforded. I
The sales tax payments are made
iy all of the people in the county
rather than those who happen to be
jwners of property.
If the releif afforded property tax
payers in your county is not fully
eflected in the actual levies made
n your county for 1933 j.axcs, it
would not be because the releif was
not afforded by 1933 legislation, it
would be on account of levies being
made for purposes which were not in
cluded in the levy of 1932 or for
increases in debt service requirements
)r releif work. In saying this, we arc
aot critictsing any local authorities
.is situations have arisen in some
counties on accoun^ of debt service
requirements, releif purposes, etc.,
for which local authorities have
found that they must make levies
for county purposes 'other than
schools or in consideration of releii
conditions in their county.
In 1932 property owners in the
State were assessed $11,476,640.00 for
school operating cost. This is now en
tirely eliminated. In 1932 the State 1
was required to contribute approxi- '
mately $12,000,000.00 added to above
amount for school operating pur
poses. In doing this, in a two yeai
period, the State incurred a deficit
of over $15,000,000.00.
By enactment of |.he sales tax and
economies and consolidations in op
eration of schools, the State is on a
sound financial basis, its revenue now
exceeding its expenditures and pro
perty has been entirely releived o1
all operating cost of schools.
As this information is doubtless ol
interest j.o all of your people, we will
be pleased if you can publish this
tsatement in your paper.
Very truly yours
A. J. Maxwell
Commissioner of Revenue
Harry McMullan,
Director Sales Tax Division
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ICWA TURNS THUMBS
DOWN ON REQUEST FOR
FUNDS TO ERECT
SCHOOI BUILDING AT
LAUREL SPRINGS
On last first Monday the Board of
Education decided to request tfei
1 Civil Works Administration foreuf*
ficient 4unds; to erect' a new school -
house at Laurel Springs. Word eii#
received frpm Raleigh this WSei
the CWA would apt participate ii
the erection of a new simdblbfcriii
but that some funds are available
for repairs. to old buildings.1 As i
result of tbe CWA decision the people
of Cranberry Township will not get
a new achpol house unless some other
plan is found for procuring funds
for its erection.
Applications for gymnasiums at
Sparta and Piney Creek schools ire
sj.ill pending before the CWA it
Raleigh, but there is a strong pee*
bability that the applications will
receive favorable consideration at an
early date.
SINGLE TAX FOR
LIQUOR POSSIBLE
Doughton Says Rooseydt In
clined to Let Uncle Sam Df
All Collecting
Washington, Dec. 15—President
Roosevelt was described by Chairman
Dough j.on of the Ways and Means
Committee, as inclined toward a sin
gle federal collection of liquor taxes,
with allocation of the funds to the
states.
Doughton, after the joint hearings
of the Ways and Means and Senate
findnce committee on liquor legis
lation had been completed told re
porters that he was “under the fin
pression that the President favors
the plan of having the federal gov
ernment levy a single gallonage tax
if the plan is workable."
The Ways and Means chairman
said he also was inclined toward
thfe single federal collection.
The question of who should col
1 lect the tax and how much featured
The amount of the tax to b*
levied, evidence before the commit
tee indicated, would depnd on the
method of collection. Witnesse told
the committees that a low federal
levy might be possible if agreements
were reached with states on the
size of their liquor taxes.
j some memDers saia mat u uiq
federal government alone collected
the tax, the figure might be sub
stantially above the |1.75 to »
gallon distilled spirits tax reported
to be favored by many of the com
mitteemen. This, however, would be
offset by the fact that state levies
would not be placed or would be
kept as a mfnmum.
The treasury department has not
waited for the fixing of a liquor
tax to prepare for its collection of
revenue. Officials of the depart
ment said today that already
twenty million liquor tax stamps
had been printed in anticipation of
the levy on legal liquor sales.
The federal government, unless
congress is setting up the new tax
levy changes the system, proposes
to continue its establishment plan for
getting the tax money. The stamps
will be affixed—and paid for—at
the point of origin, the distilleries,
the rectifying plants, the bottling
concerns and, in case of imported
liquor, at the port of entry.
Officials said repeal would not
bring back the picturesque figure
of the revenue agent who swooped
down on mountain moonshine stills
n ithe old pre-prohibition days. The
executive order transferring one
function of the treasury department
jo the department of justice pre
cludes the reappearance of any
large number of revenue agents.
The tracing down and arrest of
moonshiners from now on will be
up to justice department agents
The treasury, it was explaineo
would concern itself with collecting
the taxes.
Attorney General Cummings said
today hte justice department was
considering the question of *P*
pealing from a North Carolina Dis
trict Court decisino the prohibition
"ases could not be prosecuted in
/iew of the repealer. The depart
ment already has asxed jhe Circuit
l Court at Ohio to give attj|jlfe|
on the question.
    

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