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■are in any lx ON BOOZE I |s Opinion of Max Ill on Okeying Tax Proposal , c baskervill 1 i he Tim««-New» Bureau Sir Walter Hotel t-H.H. r»ec. 19.—Hearty '' a, ven here today by *, .! of Revenue A. J. ; the "Ideal Tax Plan" y by Mark Graves, f the New York Tax ^ in which he recom , *.he Federal govern under a single tax taxes now collected V : -al government and , rul then rebate propor 'ounts back to the ssioner Maxwell also ..Mr r ova I of the plan to government to impose I Jderal tax on liquor . .i stribute part of this , • the states, rather than ... a federal and state tax. , asked if North Caro . no legal government p. e sold a? long as the . prohibition law is in • expect to share in .hi ! -,;ch revenue from the r. Commissioner Max id * • | .. is a horse of another a question I am not an-wer." - ated that it would be [ ,iabtful for North Car >e to share in the dis r a single federal tax r ts long as it prohibited r : this liquor inside the ■; ;eal Tax Plan" outlined - advocated both a na u > tax. to be collected at ;-oe. as well as a single na n-come tax and a single ,uor at the source. The ^commendation? as to the <ales tax and liquor ta< [follows: . , . \ko per cent, to be the basis eral finances, probably a i: rers tax. such as has al tven talked of in congress, be better than a retail tax. , federal government keep Id divide the other halt the states on the basis ot lion. The states would this revenue 'with their »'nolic beverasre tax. This a tax like the sales tax ♦he Federal government Lerv much better adminis r,.-r the plans now being -,in Washington, the ■c:.*. can tax a., drinks &t ;rce< the distilleries, re , a'd breweries, half the ,, shared with the i, a.so recommended a f •.-a on gasoline ami , : be collected by the fcient at the source, with a locate part distributed <-.a:es. since this would , gasoline boot 1 an- -av-? the states mil f ar« n the collection i.':re :a.x-. s. :.•!.** .-vyir.u' these taxes ;r> ■ axes is not new with GIFTS OF FURNITURE :0R THE WHOLE FAMILY! i PRACTICAL THIS YEAR AND GIVE GIFTS FOR THE HOME Jid Walnut Gate-leg Tables-_ $18.90 vely Coffee Tables $ 1.45 to 6.40 tie and Floor Lamps .98 to 5.90 *11 Desks and Secretaries 19.00 to 29.50 ^unge and Club Chairs 12.00 to 22.50 valier Cedar Chests 14.90 to 29.00 N Tables (walnut & mahog.) .98 to 6.40 poking Stands .98 to 4.40 H-up Chairs and Rockers 4.90 to 6.90 »lco Radios 22.50 to 150.00 ^netian and Frame Mirrors 1.40 to 10.00 casional and Gate-leg Tables 4.90 to 19.50 OTHER GIFT SUGGESTIONS ^•"nons' felt and inner-spring mattresses, divans, rugs, din poom, bedroom and living room suites, stoves, ranges and fc"Uting heaters, kitchen cabinets and porcelain top tables. See Oar Windows for Gift Articles liRUNSON FURNITURE CO "IT COSTS LESS AT BRUNSON'S" | Songstress ■ HORIZONTAL 1 First name of i * the singer in the picture. 5 Rough in tone. 9 Her last name. 13 Bitter drug. 14 Sheltered place. 15 Helmet-shaped part. 16 Employer. 17 Land measures. 19 Spread with dew. 20 To perform. 21 Small sturgeon. 23 Yes. 24 Sun god. 25 She is a famous young ~ 1 • 27 Either. 2S Soul, i SO Fruits. 82 Poem. 33 Writing fluid. 35 Being. 37 Social Insect. Answer to Previous Puzzle 39 Eucharist vessel. 41 Silkworm. 43 Northeast. 44 Morindin dye. 45 Exists. 47 Lava. 48 Silly. 50 Since. 52 Eggs of fishe*. 54 Military shelly 56 Out of bed. 58, 59 She was born in VERTICAL 1 Standards ■with Christian symbols. 2 Filipino. 3 Opposite- of von. 4 Aye. 6 Sore. 7 Sawlike organ 8 Turns over. 9 Small tablet. 10 True olive shrub. 11 Her first appear ■ ance was a* • "Lucia." 12 Those who say 17 Devoured. IS Matching group. 21 Mineral spring. 22 Spigot. 25 Foretoken. 26 Bridle strap. 29 Thought. 31 Poker stak* 34 Frenzy. 36 Earnest. 37 Awn. 38 She studied at th® Paris Con servatory. 40 Males. 42 Uncooked. 44 Soon. 46 To revolve. 49 Striped fabrifc 50 Onager. 51 Simpleton. 53 Part of a circle. 55 To exiit. 57 Senior. Mr. Graves, however, and has long been advocated in connec tion with the sales tax by Com missioner Maxwell. In fact, in an address last week before a pre legislative conference of legisla tors in Kentucky, in discussing the sales tax. Commissioner Max well suggested that a sales tax could be much more easily collect ed by the federal government than by state governments, as follows: "There is no logical reason or structural necessity why the bene fits of a sales tax should stop -it state lines. There is no compel ling reason why we should not contemplate their employment be yond state lines when the advan tages are obvious and substantial. There is a field here for co-opera tive effort that has immense pos sibilities of mutual advantage. This is particularly true in the sales tax field, where the federal government can collect the tax from original sources, while state agencies are compelled to go to ^he retail outlets. A federally ad ministered sales tax would have tremendous advantages in econ omy, thoroughness and the pre ponderant advantages of uni I formity." THOUGHTS OF A FISHERMAN By Ike Walton, Redivivus Oh the pity of it all! "Wan tto buy some galax leaves"—it's a wan, underfed, pale woman, trying to get a few cents for her Christmas presents for her children. "Does the lady of the house want a wreath of holly for Christmas—only 10 cents"—it's a man this time, also undernour ished, pale and anxious-looking. "Mister, will you buy this rab i bit?"—a school-boy who wants to invest the proceeds in a gimcrack present for his chum on the i school Christmas tree. i So I have seen it going all the . week. They may send me a ton of presents, but they won't take i the taste of this contiguous pov erty out of my mouth. They won't i give me a really happy Christ 1 mas. Yes, and I've done more 1 than I ought to have done, to 1 help out, too. And America is "the richest ! country on earth." Can't we or ganize against this thing? Can't we reduce this ever-present mis ery at least to an irreducible minimum. Can't we make a few dreams of the sages and philoso phers come true. Can't we get things at least reasonably better balanced? ^ 5f frtv OfTUC n f * .. — course. But we have conquered the land with autos, the sea with ships, the air with planes; can we ' not conquer this last enemy, and ! make Christmas really Christlike? jSuppose we concentrate upon it? t Suppose we out-Russia Russia, out-Fascist Italy, out-Hitler Ger many with an American solution of this problem that will really do the job. Isn't it time? ! Better cabbage-soup all around than this eternal contradiction of I contrast. But it need not be cabbage-soup. It can be made ! into chicken-soup all round. It can put a quart of milk a day into every kid's tummy in Chris tendom—and heathendom to. But it can be done only when we highly resolve to sacrifice our major pleasures for the minor necessities of mankind. We can not pay foot-ball coaches, and ; trust-magnates, and movie-stars i millions while babies starve. God j Himself will not stand for it. As i long as we keep that up we shall j pay for our idiocy but having the ; poor with us, and eating our I feasts with the skeleton at the | board. ANNUALPLAYAT ROSMAN THIS WEEK BREVARD. Dec. 19. (Special) Junior class of Rosman high school will present its annual play at the high school auditor ium on Wednesday evening, Dec. 20, at 7:30 o'clock. "Bound to Marry," the five act farce to be presented will use the following members of the class as characters: Altha Mc Call, Martin Arrowood, Thelma Galloway, Blanton Whitmire, Ella Mae Collins, Everett Whitmire, Pauline Moore, Ted Harbin J. R. Sawyer. Miss -Louise Williams is directing. Maxwell Gives His View On Carolina School Situation Declares State System Is Well Off by Compari son With Others The Times-News Bureau Sir Walter Hotel RALEIGH, Dec. 19.—Most of the people here in North Carolina do not realize how much better off they are than those in some other states and do not appre ciate what the state government is doing for them along many different lines. Commissioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell said yes terday. This applies particularly to the school system in North Carolina as compared with some other states, he said. "Having just returned from a legislative conference in Ken tucky, where I learned something of the school situation there, I am more than ever impressed with the North Carolina school plan which is providing an ade quate eight months school in ev ery community in the state, pay ing the teachers promptly and in full in cash each month and do ing this without imposing one cent of taxes on property," Com missioner Maxwell said. "This is in sharp contrast with the situation in Kentucky, as out lined bv the state superintendent of public instruction there, who spoke just ahead of me on the program there. Among some of the things he mentioned was that there was no unified state school system in Kentucky, that each | county was a separate unit in maintaining its schools, that one fourth of the schools in the state were open for a term of only six months or less and that now many were not being kept open at all. He also said that there were still 5000 one-teacher schools in the state, only 17,000 school teachers—we have 23,000 school teachers in North Carolina —and that the schools were ad ministered by 2-3,000 school com mitteemen and school board mem brs. "Hut even more startling and in greater contrast was what he had to say about the cost of maintaining these schools in terms of property taxes. For the state levies a 30 cents property tax for. schools and the counties levy an! additional tax averaging about 75 cents for schools, making a i total property tax of $1.05 for! schools. But here in North Caro lina we experimented with a 151 cents property tax for schools for two years, the people object ed to that and now there is no property tax, either state or county levied for the mainten ance of the public schools in , North Carolina. "In Kentucky, the teachers are , all being: paid in scrip, which is worth only about 15 cents on the dollar — and the salaries being paid many of them average only about £30 a month in scrip, or about $24 a month in cash, in I some of the smaller counties where the maximum county tax of 75 cents is levied, the super intendent said. So the* teachers I in North Carolina arc certainly much better off than the teach ers in Kentucky." The reason the teachers in Kentucky are paid in scrip and the reason this scrip is only j worth about 75 cents on the dol lar, is because the last Kentucky' legislature failed to balance the: state's budget, Commissioner Maxwell said. Governor Ruby Lafoon of Kentucky, stated at this meeting that the failure to balance its budget and thus force the state to pay all its employes and make all its purchases with scrip, was costing the state at least $1,000,000 a year, Mr. Max well said. "This is only another instance showing the wisdom of the 1933 general assembly in insisting up on making enough economies and in lavying enough taxes to bal ance the budget here in North Carolina," Mr. Maxwell said. "For if our general assembly had not balanced the budget, we would be in just as bad a situa tion as Kentucky, if not worse, since our state debt is so much larger. Our school teachers and state employes would also have had to be paid in depreciated scrip instead of in cash, as is now the case." The state government in Ken tucky is divided up into more than 70 departments, each with its own appropriation to be spent as the department head sees fit, without any budget and without any budgetary control over ap propriations, Mr. Maxwell said. But present indications are that the next Kentucky legislature is going to take drastic steps to both balance the budget and bring about some sort of govern mental reorganization, Maxwell indicated. Rod Champions Now In Florida MIAMI, Dec. IS).— (UP).—A squadron of celebrities armed with rods, reels and other para phernalia of deep sea fishing is here competing in the second an nual invitation championship of the Key Largo Anglers club. The event is sponsored by the Florida Year-Round clubs. The party includes William McFee, Elmer Davis and Ben Ames Williams, novelist.-; Lynn Bogue Hunt, fisherman and ma rine artist; Major John Hession. famous rifle and pistol shot; Bob Davis, Jack Kicran, and II. I. ; Phillips, newspaper columnists; Mrs. Oliver C. Grinnell, the cham pion fisherwoman of the Atlantic coast, who last year won first honors; Lady Yule, English noble woman and fishing enthusiast; and j Give your car a vacation these cold mornings—ride with lis. JACKSON TAXI SERVICE PHONE 54 Office Next to Penney*« Dept. Store NRA MEMBER Mrs. Mary S. Chad bourne, Mrs. (iriniK'H's predecessor as the out standing deep-sea fislierwoman of the Atlantic coast. Instituted last year, the cham pionship proved to be one of the most exciting deep-sea fishinir rompetitions for both skilled and unskilled anglers battled game fish w .'ighiiig up to 100 pounds and over, with featherweight salt water trout-rod equipment. A six ounce r-»■ 1 with nine-thread line was used. So delicate that one could hardly pick up a magazine from the floor with it. neverthe less, in the hands of a skilled angler, it brought thrilling vic tories. TRAVEL by GREYHOUND First Class Chair Car T transportation Low Bus Fares From Hendersonville One Round —To— Way Trip Atlanta. Ga. $ 3.80 $ 6.85 Charleston, S. C. _ 4.157 7.45 Chattanooga, Tenn. 4.55 8.05 Cincinnati, O. 6.50 11.55 Davtona Bcach, Fla. 9.75 17.55 Jacksonville, Fla. , 8.25 14.85 Knoxville, Tcnn. _ 2.25 4.25 L.exin gtnn, Ky. 6.00 10.65 Louisville. Ky. . 6.40 11.35 Macon, Ga. 6.05 10.80 Memphis, Tcnn. 8.80 15.70 Nashville, Tenn. __ 6.75 12.00 St. Petersburg, Fla. 11.75 21.15 Savannah, Ga. 6.15 11.05 Tampa, Fla. 11.25 20.25 West Palm Beach 12.50 22.50 ROUND TRIP TICKETS GOOD FOR 180 DAYS „ For Any Information Phone 578 UNION BUS TERMINAL Hod»ewell Hotel Building Copyright, 1333, H. J. Reynolds Tobirro Comr«n: PERFECT GIFTS - CAM ELS and PRINCE ALBERT -IN GAY XMAS PACKAGES fThis »$ the Mb. glass humidor. Keep* the Rrirwt: Albert in prime; condition. Four boxes of Cornel "fifties" oil dressed up for Christmas. & ' A whole carton (ten packs of "twenties") In its special Christ mas wrap. The pound tin of Prince Albert... with its special gift wrap. ... made from finer, more expensive tobaccos Recognized everywhere as being made from finer, MORE EXPENSIVE tobaccos than any other popular brand, Camels naturally suggest them selves as the gift for any smoker. Camels never get on the nerves or tire the taste. The smoker to whom you give Camels will appreciate the mildness and satisfying flavor of those costlier tobaccos. So to give pleasure, give Camels —now on display in gay Christmas packages. Fringe Albert THE NATIONAL JOY SMOKE Among men who smoke pipes or "roll their own," Prince Albert smoking tobacco is known as "the national joy smoke." A special process takes out every hint of harshness or "bite"—leaves P. A. cool, slow-burning and mellow. No wonder that more men smoke Prince Albert than any other brand. The one-pound glass humidors and one pound tins are suitably packaged for the Christmas season.