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20 Per Cent Tax Cut Average In N. C.
Last Year Levy Off 12 Million School And Road Funds Reduced Economies Effected By Governor Gardner’s Administration In Cutting Cost Of Operation Reductions Made Possible By Laws Passed By The Rrst Session Of The Legislature North Carolina’s property tax levy Vas reduced from the years 1930-31 to 1931-32 by $12,228, 00Q, or from $59,911,000 to $47, 684,000, or 20.4 per cent, largely as a result of the State operation of schools and maintenance of roads and the legislative and administ rative economies rri'ade in local government, Governor Gardner an nounces, on figures compiled - by the State Tax Commission. This decrease does not take into account that the debt service of counties increased about $4,000,000 for the period. lhe analysis ot the lax Com mission shows th’at county levies were reduced $10,05 5,000, distract levies $1,704,000 and municipal levies $769,000. From $171.00 in Dare and $324 in Clay, the reductions ranged to $849,000 in Mecklenburg and $75 0,000 in Buncomb, other big reductions being Gaston $44,000, Forsyth $402,000, Durham $393, 000, Wake $326,000, Guilford $323,000. Currituck made the greatest percentage in reductions, 53.4 per cent. Tyrrell and Columbus re duced their levies 3 8 per cent each, Warren and Vance 36 per cent, Northampton and Gates 3 5 per cent, Hartford 3 3, Richmond 31 and Johnston 30 per cent. One county, Currituck, reduced tax levies on property more than 5 0 per cent; 10 counties from 30 to 40 per cent; SO counties from 20 to 30 per cent, 3 3 from 20 and six less than 10 per cent. Governor Gardner points out that in addition to this $12,228, 000 left in the hands of the tax payers, the cost of operating the state s departments and institu tion’s has been reduced from $8, 658,000 in 1929 to $6,167,000 in 1932, a 29 per cent reduction; sal aries and wages of State employees have been reduced about $2,750, 000 in one year, and more tharn $9,000,000 will have been cut from the General Assembly appro priations in four years of his term. JESS WILLARD AT $ 15 A WEEK Los Angeles.—"I’m just a $15 a week bouncer now,” Jess Willard told Referee N. I. Mulville dur ing an examination into the for mer world’s heavyweight1 boxing champion’s non-payment of a $292 plumbing bill. Willard said he acted as boun cer at the large scale grocery and meat market on Vine street, Hol lywood, which he financed and built, but which came under a financial cloud. SAFETY CI D CT i I if u 1 THE PUBLIC should be prudent in seeking relief from pain. Take nothing which does ' not have the approval of the medical profession. BAYER ASPIRIN will never do you any harm, and almost always brings the desired relief. But remember that the high medical endorsement given Bayer Aspirin does not apply all tablets for relief of pain. THE DOCTOR is careful to specify Bayer Aspirin for these important reasons: It has no injurious ingredients. No coarse particles to irritate throat or stomach. Nothing to upset the system. Not even any disagreeable taste. The Bayer process insures a pure, uniform product. INSIST on the tablet you know to be safe. And the one that has speed. Bayer tablets dissolve so quickly, you get immediate relief from your headache, neuralgia, or other pain. GRETA GARBO , JOHN'BARRYMORE. JOAN CRAWFORD, WALLACE BEERY and LIONEL BARRYMORE in"GRAND HOTEL" CAPITOL MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY Ideal Man Would Help With Dishes Evanston, 111.—Will the "ideal man” make a model husband, who will not refuse to do the dishes or other little menial household duties and will he stoop to such indigni ties as making the beds—and with a smile? Paul Cummins, 22, said he would, and Cummins ought to know. To Wed Prettiest Last year Northwestern co-eds voted him the “ideal man” of the campus, and now he is soon to have ample opportunity to put his theo ries as to what husbands shou'd and should not be into practice, for his engagement to the school's "most beautiful girl” has just been announced. She is Miss Ruth Wenter, one of those devastating brunettes with a smile that would make any judge vote twice for her. Not only was she declared the "prettiest” on the campus but she also acquired a "queen” title for herself by being adjudged the winner of 'a radio television contest last year in Chi cago. Her home is in suburban Wilmette, while Cummins came here from Cedar Rapids, la. Mind Of His Own, Though While the "ideal man” display ed considerable embarrassment when questioned as to what his attitude would be after the beauty queen becomes his wife, Miss Wen ter, -who sat beside him in his car, enjoyed his discomfort. Although she appeared to be busily engaged in some correspondence, not a syllable of, his almost whispered answers escaped her. At least one thing is certain so far as Cummins is concerned. The model husband would have a mind of his own and would not be tram pled by his wife. For instance, Cummins would be only too glad to help out in a pinch by taking over all household duties but he would not allow it to become a habit and if it did he would have something definite to say on the subject. Just what that would be he wasn’t quite certain but it would be definite. By this time his answers were becoming so inaudible that he pro bably could scarcely hear his own voice. All the while, the bride to-be was enjoying herself more and more—especially when her future husband glanced furtively in her direction to see if he had offended her. With Miss Weriter the answers came easily and in a firm voice. She would expect no extraordinery servitude from the ideal husband. She’d put it on a 50-50 basis. He’d help her in times of need and she’d just as willingly come to his res cue. Won’t Run To Mother And she wouldn’t run home to mother or board a train for Reno after the first little fight. "The trouble with modern mar riage,” she said, "is that neither one has any backbone—especially the wife. Our marriage isn’t go ing to be that way.” However, she doesn’t think it beneath any man’s dignity to wash the dinner dishes if occasion de mands. At the same time she in dicated she wouldn’t balk at help ing out in her husband’s store (Cummins operates a student j book store) if he really needed her. But on the whole, both agreed that if the future Mrs. Cummins presides over the home, she would be contributing her share. CUTS HIS OWN PAY TO INCREASE WAGES Camden, N. J.—H- W. Field ing, president of the New Jersey Steel Company, will donate $10, 000 of his money to a fund to make possible a wage increase of 20 per cent for his 25 employes, he said. AND THAT’S GOOD A man was complaining of the lack of warmth in the boarding house in which he was staying. "In the daytime it is bad en ough,” he said, "but at night I frequently wake up to hear my teeth chattering on the dressing table.” NERVOUS? SLEEPLESS? If you are nervous and rest less; if you can’t sleep, tire easily, have Nervous Headache, Nervous Indigestion; if you have Sea Sickness, Train Sickness, Auto Sickness—take Dr Miles’ Effervescent Nervine Tablets. Dr. Rogers, noted educator, writes: “My wife has been suffer ing from nervousness and sleeplessness and we find Dr.. Miles’. Effervescent Nervine Tablets a great re lief. “J don’t go much on pat ent medicines, but it’s a pleasure to recommend a remedy that is really good.” Rev. S W. Rogers, Ph. D. P. O. Box 57, Key West, Fla. Get them at your drug store. Large Package S3.00; Small 25 cents. ARE YOUR BRAKES Ready for the extra school child hazard? Even your own child might be careless .... May we make your car safe today? SALISBURY IGNITION AND BATTERY CO. 122 V. Fisher St. Phone 299 ■ SIGMON-CLARK* COMPANY REAL ESTATE - RENTALS - LOANS - INSURANCE 118 West Innes St. Salisbury, N. C Phonb 2J6 Lazy Eyes Mean Lots Of Trouble Those lazy, brown eyes, girls— the kind which, when you turn ’em on, makes father wilt and the boy friend gasp "Oh, mammy”— well, they’re going to cause 'you plenty of trouble some day. Those eyes are good things to beware of, and this is not advice to the boy friend, either. It is a homely tip to the possessor of the eyes. And the trouble they will visit upon you is not connected with fluttering hearts, either. Means Trouble It really makes little difference whether your eyes are brown, blue or hazel-colored—it sitill (applies. It is the laziness in them that is labeled trouble. Never mind the boy friend’s plea—have them cared for. You’ll live to regret their laziness. One Eye Loafing They state that research in op tometry has shown that your dom inant eye and dominant hand should be on the same side of the body, and usually are. If you are right-handed you are no doubt right-eyed. If you are left-handed you are probably left-eyed, and if you are ambidextrous you proba bly have both eyes equally effici ent. "Those lazy brown eyes are just lovely to look into, but they are dangerous,” commented President John E. Corbett of Boston. "I real ize their loveliness. I’ve seen a few myself. "They mean trouble, neverthe less. Thousands of people have lazy eyes and don’t know it. Then when eye trouble developes they wonder what it is all about. They seldom realize one eye is doing all the work. They have one good eye, and one lazy eye. Consequent ly the lazy eye continues to grow more lazy. Eventually the eye sight that was perhaps- 50 per cent normal drops to 15 per cent efficiency.” BAGS 7-FOOT EAGLE THAT STOLE HIS PIG Buffalo Hat, 111.—John Mulca hey’s littje pig didn’t go to mar ket, but it did go for an aerial ride with an eagle. Mulcahey saw his little porker in-the clutches of an American eagle, perched on the top of a tall tree. One shot from Mulcahey’s shot gun brought down the bird, a fe male, which measured 7 feet 4 inches between wing tips. The pig was killed in the fall. Wins Just Award Helen Keller, who learned to speak, read (Braille) and write, de spite being blind and deaf since two years old, and who in ten years raised $1,000,000 for the blind, has been awarded a $5,000 Achievement Award for 1932. ICE CREAM ABROAD The London office of the United States Department of Commerce reported recently that ice cream, apparently, is becoming as popular irf England as in this country. In the words of the report: "During a recent hot spell, one concern estimated its sales of1 ice cream bricks alone in one day sufficient to build a row of 17 six-roomed houses.” That is a lot of ice cream. But it is no wonder that this heal thful delicacy is finding more and more popularity. Take a Pinch of BLACK-DRAUGHT For Distress After Meals He had suffered distress after meals, but by taking Thedford’s Black-Draught he was relieved of this trouble, writes Mr. Jess Hig gins, of Dawsonville, Ga. “I had sour stomach and gas," Mr. Higgins explains, “and often I would have bilious spells. I read about Thedford’s Black-Draught and began to take it. It relieVed me of this trouble. I keep it all the time now. I consider it a fine medicine. I take a pinch of Black Draught after meals when I need it. It helps to prevent sick head ache and to keep the system in good order.” Now you can get Black-Draught tn the form of a BYRUP, for Childbun. LOANS WITHOUT SECURITY $5.00 to $40.00 Quickly Loaned SALARIED PEOPLE NEEDING FIVE TO FORTY DOLLARS IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, WITHOUT SECURITY, EN DORSEMENT OR DELAY, AT LOWEST RATES AND EASY TERMS j CO-OP FINANCE CO. 202 WACHOVIA BANK BLDG. SALISBURY, N. C. j Visit Washington . . . this year George Washington Bicentennial . . Reduced Fares . . j Southern Railway System Made tty the Ja&Vest growing Tire Company in the World We confess it’s like paying you to try them ~ 1 XVfO FIRST-LINK PHARIS “ROADGRIPPERS” at the manufacturer's list price for One* J-V. The tires that came on your car were FIRST-LINE TIRES. So are these Pharis ROAD GRIPPERS—sold at phenom- ■*/' enal low prices. ? a-r J— \ This b Am ORIGINAL “tvro for one” sale, the only sale of fering tires bearing seal certi fying FIRST-LINE quality. •n r years of successful manufacture back these PHARIS FIRST LINE* Roadgrippers Owners of Large Cars can benefit especially by this sale—saving up to $30 per set of tires. Do not let biased opinion turn you away from this \ real saving. These tires are capable of 20,000 ! miles and more. Pharis tires’ highly satisfactory performance and unusual mileage record are a challenge to first line tires made by all other companies. The PHARIS Company’s sound financial condition, steady, large scale production and elimination of overhead costs on warehouses, branch offices, salesmen and interest on funded indebtedness and bonded issues enable them to supply us with these tires at a very low price. We are therefore able to offer them to our custom ers, 2 tires for factory’s list price of 1, or for the list price of one nationally advertised tire of comparable quality. Prices are sure to increase. Our “2 for 1” offer is only temporary. Buy now while the opportunity lasts. The Pharis Certificate on a tire means what | “Sterling” does on sil ver. You will not find ! a first-line seal on the second, third and fourth line tires fre quently offered by imitators of our sale. \ 4-Ply Heavy Duty Price of 2 29x4.40-21_$ 7.05 29x4.50-20_ 7.45 30x4.50-21_ 7.85 28x4.75-19_ 8.55 29x4.75-20_ 8.90 28x5.25-18_ UUO 6-Ply Heavy Duty Price oi 2 29x4.40-21_.$10.10 29x4.50-20_ 10.45 30x4.50-21_ 10.75 28x4.75-19_ 11.15 29x4.75-20_ 11.50 50x4J 5-21 _ 1L85 6-Ply Heavy Duly Price of 2 29x5.00-19_$12.25 30x5.00-20_ 12.60 28x5.25-18_ 13 JO 29x5.25-19_ 13.75 30x5.25-20_ 14.25 28x5JQ-l«_ 14 J5 -- 6-Ply Heavy Duty Price of 2 31x525-21_$14.75 29x5.50-19_ 15^0 30x5-50-20_ 16.10 * 31x6.00-19_ 16.70 32x6.00-20_ 17 M 63x6M-Zlmm^ 17 M % Salisbury Ignition & Battery Company 122 West Fisher Street Phone 299 ■ ! ————■