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Commissioners Authorize Borrowings For Schools Two notes aggregating $11,784 were authorized by the Board of County Commissioners at a called meeting held today .the money to be used In the operation of the schools toward the nd of the eight months term. One note for $6,794 represents 80 )>ercent of the uncollected taxes, against which the credit is sought, and which is permitted under the provisions of the school law The other note for $4,990 represents a deficit In the budget, it was stated, arising out BUSINESS HOUSES TO CLOSE MONDAY Most Establishments to Take Full Holiday For Easter Occasion Must business houses of Henderson sir jto be closed Monday Tor the Easter holiday, it was learned today. An agreement circulated among the merchants resulted in obtaining the signature* of most of thoae to whom it waa presented. Both the Seaboard and Southern Railway freight depots will he closed all day Monday. The post office will run as usual, however, with regular city and rural deliveries, and with the office open as any other day. The Citizens Bank and Trust Company *•*11 not observe a holiday, but the Industrial Bank of Henderson will be closed for the day. > . ROOF FIRE CALLS FIREMEN AT NOON No Damage. However, to S. K. Cha • viutr Home: Fire Chief Shep herd Appeals ta Public Leaves burning in the gutter on the roof of the S. R. Chavasse house on Orange street was the cause for the alarm shortly after the noon hour teyiay. Firemen quickly extinguished the flames before any damage was done to the roof. Fire Chief E. T. Shepherd asked that home owners in the city look at itheir roofs and to clean out Vll trash and leaves that have accumulated dining the fall and winter months, for the March winds can very easily blow sparks into this trash and may cause a very dangerous fire, he said. RED CROSS PLANS TO HOLD MEETING A meeting of the Vance county chapter of the American Red Cross Is to be held on a day next week yet to be determined upon, and the meet ing is for the election of officers and the hearing of annual reports. No chairman for the annual Red Cross Roll Call for 1932 wiU be chosen at this time, it is stated- the matter be ing deferred until a later date. AROUND TOWN Owe Case Tried—One case was tried in police today. S. G. I’ox and 'Alti'n Cheatham were charged with being drunk, and .ox w«s fined $5 and own Cheatham was char-barged City Property kioM—A lot on Rock Spring and EXx vis streets changed hands in a deed filed Friday. It was w»*d by J H Bridgers, t runtee, to SI Try A Bunn for $835. l>rnard Shaw is in South Africa and any eruptions from that vicinity is therefore duly accounted for. NOTICE Wf iir»* pU-asni to iiiiiiminrp that \v»* have mm*llidi tin* services of O. L. UMSTEAD A Registered Pharmacist Whn will li** *rli«il to meet ami serve you at our store. DORSEY'S DRUG STORE Phones 58 and 59. I NOTICE! I To Delinquent I Tax Payers I There will be a penalty of 3 per cent on all unpaid city taxes after Friday, April 1. ; I Street assessments are past due and must also be paid. Pay now and save addi* ■ tional penalty. I S. B. BUR WELL I CITY CLERK, of the fact that the yield from the tax rate was cut down by reason of adjustments in valuafiona made in a number of cases after the rate had been fixed. So far as learned, no further busi ness was before the board, and the meeting was very brief. It was an action that followed a conference earlier in the week In Raleigh with officials of the |Lo<*x! Government Commission. when authority w mb given for the borrowing of funds for the purpose of operating the schools. AUTO THEFT CASES BEFORE RECORDER Some of Defendants Bound Over And Others Given Road Terms A givup of young white men figured in several every in recorder's court to day involving the Ihetft of rCwtomobWe pails, and some'of them were sent up !.» superior c\nt^t < 'while m some in stances rood sentences were imposed. Malcolm Abbott, latwrcnce Abbott. 1 40 retie Abbott and Early Abbott wdre charged with Uu theft*of automobile parte, and each was given 12 months i.n the toads, but each gave notice of ;n appeal and bond for each was . .xed at SSOO. On another charge of larceny Mal colm Abbott was bound over to super - .or court under SI,OOO bond. In still another case. Malcolm Abbott. Ralph taylor and Lawrence Abbott was tried on a similar change and each bound ever to superior court iii $1. , 000 bond. The same three Were also accused of automobile parts theflte in another case and the two Abbott* were sent to the loads for 12 months, while Taylor was round not guilty. The clergy of Bulgaria's Orthodox Greek Chyrch is paid by the State. Armenia is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. ’ Guard Princesses >.* * < A, ' 4:,; ' As a result of warning letters received bv the Duke and Duchess of York hinting that there was danger of their two little girls being kidnaped as waz the child of Colonel Lindbergh, the two baby Princesses have been placed under a special armed guard. Above is one of the children. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, 6 years old. A granddaughter of the King of England, the Princess and her 19-months-old sister are being guarded by a strong force of Scotland Yard men. IftmlJrraonßatlaj Stspatclj RIVALS OF EASTER TALK IT OVER Rivals for supremacy in the hearts of the nation’s children at Easter time, the rabbit ami dg the chic meet to talk things J^g over. Mr. Bunnie larger jBKb Mmkj An - and th- fIH JPaffgf eggs Mrs. lays on in life) what would Ea.ster be'.' HMKgSggtjjgSy T In Union There Js Victory ItS an old adage. Nations have Irtn built upon it. It rcntalm* us good as ever It is on** of tin* workTu doz«*n ideas that nev**r lose patency. In union there is strength. .We ran win If we get together and stick together. That is why War Against Drpre sion, waged by United Action for Employment, is winning, finding Jobs where most folks thought there were no jnia. geeFchargeoT KIWANIS PROGRAM Harp Playing Skits Given and Mrs. Miles Gives Solo at Meeting J. li. Gee was in charge of lhe pro gram at the Kiwanis luncheon-meet ing yesterday evening. He staged a harp-playing skit in which E. G. Shaw was featured/”Mrs. M. C. Miles | sang a solo which was much enjoyed by members. There were no speeches at this meeting. An attendance report whs given, in which it was shown that the attendance for the month hud been 09 percent. CBUNCiL TO NAME ELECTION OFFICERS Registrars and Pollholders To Be Selected Mon day Night Registrars and poHlholdeis io be in •i charge of the annual Municipal elec i ticn of Tuepday, May 3, .are to be ap ' pointed by tbe City Council Monthly | night at it* regular monthly meeting | for March. There wtll, of necessity. be a seve ral changes, at leual two due to deaths that have ocourred since the last Champion Corn Grower of State SfiNtlf JgCl g. .||g@ Pufr" — IPi f -t *' r-.t % -*• Jbl * mm, syfM By growing 481 bushels of com | on three acres, on average of 160.6 bushels per acre, eighteen-year-old Arthur Marlowe, a boy of Tabor high school, Columbus county, has been de clared the corn growing champion of the State among 5,000 students of vo cational agriculture according to an announcement by. Roy H. Thomas, There mm mill ions of joto In If ever) American makes if an organized business to help find a million jobs for Americans now un employed, jobs will; he 1 - found, not for a million, but for two million and quit** possibly for three million. And then where will Old Man Depression be?. He'll be knocked Into a cocked hat and everyone can Join In a great Victory Parade, loot's go! All of w! election, and these, together with the others, will be appointed at that time. Such WMter business as may oome up for consideration was expected bo be of a routine nature. The source of every social awaken ing is found in the fact that society is trying to ravalue itself. Apparently books on bridge are de presalon-proof. lecond Mother Jones * - '4pSf:. ;: V:.:r-: : -;. V" ;j<,„ ■A 'W / Known throughout Athens county, Ohio, as a “second Mother Jones/' Mrs. Mollie Robinsor, Crane, ol . Hollister, 71 years old, has be*h taking pail in mine strikes in the Hocking valley field for the past half century. Mrs. Crane i» shown here after addressing • crowd of 1,200 striking miners at New Lexington. | State supervisor of agricultural educa tlon. The project was carried out un der the direction of M. L. Tatum, teacher of agriculture at Tabor. Young Mrtrlowp was the South's lead ing corn grower last year among 50,- 000 vocational students. In 1931 he surpassed his previous year’s record by 82.4 bushels on three acre*. Thinks Retailer Is Key To Revival Os Business Readjustments of Recent Months Have Placed Him In Position to Pull Up With the Tide Now; Sales Program Must Be Kep t Lively all the Time BY BOOKS W. BABOON, Copyright 1982, Publishers Finan cial Bureau. Baboon Park, Fla., March 26. — As optimism and self-confidence were over-developed during the period of prosperity, so pessimism and fear have likewise been over-developed during the depression. This means that every one is carrying curtailment too far, and an actual shortage of goods is being developed. For the past eight ecn months more goods have been consumed than have been made. Merchandise in the hands of pro ducers, wholesalers, and retaltere Is lowest in many years. Stocks op hand in the stores are 20 per cent below .a year ago and 27 per cent below nor mal. In recent months manufacturers' bankrupt stocks have been purchased by retailers and gold at auction prices to consumers, ITtese distress stocks are now pretty well cleaned up. More over, many consumers have put off buying so long that almost everything they have is nearly worn out. This obsolescence applies to motor cars, tries,, clothing, footwear, fur niture. houcshold equipment, houses, and practically ail the necessities of life. People must soon buy to replace and a little buying would result in a decided stimulation to business and employment. More employment, in turn, will mean more buying and genera] business recovery will be started. The various unemployment relief measures effected are only stop gaps. useful and necessary, but tem porary. The only way to permanently , help the unemployment situation is by- stimulating consumer buying. Every dollar that goes into retail stores multiplies itself many times In its effect on business as it works back through the wholesaler, jobber, manu facturer, and producer of raw ma terials. The retail merchant, there fore. is the key to the nation's pros pects for return of prosperity. Retailer Is Helping. In the early part o fthe depression the retailer, like most other people, thought It was only temporary and avoided changing his prices or meth ods of doing business. Gradually, bow er, as the depression re tailers have been getting down to hardpan and have greatly increased ► heir economy and efficiency. Nearly every store in the country has trim med down expenses, eliminated “frills” and got its business onto a really efficient basis. Certain cost «s> HE> H 3» HO <Sfr <3*» <S* CP <^Ngg? | Building Permanent Friendship j | Through Our Service | * a 0 Month after month, year after year, we serve the same § $ customers over and over again. New ones keep coming in to join them —and to stay. * $ 9 ■ If these good friends of ours from Henderson and the « country around, didn’t like our service, they would not v v give us their patronage. § 5 ..4 We are proud to point to the 43 year record of the Citi- a zens Bank and Trust Co., as convincing evidence that T our service builds permanent friendship. $ V YOU are invited to join this friendly circle. 0 0 | l | * Citizens Bank i !' and Trust Company | Av ; Henderson, N. C A fj "THE LEADING BANK IN THIS SECTION" f Capital and Surplus $500,000.00. A’ WM. A. HUNT, Praident a V . j | SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 1932 ~~ items have been slow to change, such as rents and taxes. Retail savings are being passed along to consumers in lower prices. Also a new spirit of ser vice to the public is emphasized. Even though there are about 1,500,000 retail stores in the United States, there is always room for the store that sup plies people with the kind of goods they want at the lowest costs consis tent with good quality, style, service, and timeliness. Although most retailers, with (he exception of some of the large chain systems, operated at a loss in 1931, and although dollar sales have so far this year been running about twenty per cent under a year the read justments carried out in recent months have cleared the way for fun damental improvement. Customers are how offered quality merchandise at low prices, fitting their lower pur chasing power. But the days of the less-than-cost bargains are rapidly drawing to a close. To those people No*h Numskuu. A STATBSMAN ORGANIZES a Pouticau QROUP IN ME A BLOC HEAD? A.M- CAXoTHtRS, SIGNAL MouMTA/M^TexiH. DEAR NOAM =» IS 1VA FA CT THAT A LAWYER. WlL<_ NOT TAKE A CASK TMAT DOE SATT Sov/sJD FEESABLC? O.H.CriMOcsew agio '<W ygyiT MASH V/t-iJg,-raw For Better Printing Phone 62 ALFORD'S PRINT SHOP The largest and best equipped job shop In town. who have the means to buy .»»- sent is an opportunity such « k! Pr *' been seen for twenty yeam or T! n ° l and may not be seen again ter J, r *- time. While further downward readjustments in individual it- m P<> b.b.y retail eral are now in much closer ment with wholesale prices than tk were a few months ago. Those ZL* wait too long to buy will, in * 0 ture. look back with regret at opportunities. miß!,e<l Keep feait*. I’rognun ij v «j v The first sign many business will have that depression " when the see their competitors ru 1 ning away with the orders they them selves have been waiting to gel I sure American business men wo Ta be better off today if they would st„„ worrying about foreign debts. re., ai l tions, the .stock market, etc., and is gin to go after the busineess which i to be had right now. Regardless „r what happens Abroad we can have good share of prosperity right In ihi* country if we will only work hard enough to get it. That means that w* haae to keep our sales programs live ly. While I thoroughly approve of . u * ting all possible expenses. I also ihink •hat it is foolhardly to cripple y „ ur sales efforts by unwise cutting at ihh time. Instead of cutting out adverts Using, seek to improve its appeal It is the business of the sales and ad vertising department to get custom ers into the store. To the independent retailer I say stop worrying abkut chain store com petition. and stick to your own field which is specialized quality merchan dizing. Do not stray Into the olher fellow's territory which is moss dis tribution of low-priced merchandise. Above all. time your advertising to suit the changes in mode and fashion The independent store is far better able than the chain system to adapt itself quickly to changing demand.-,, its buying policy is more flexible, li is better able to meet local require ments because it can keep its ear close to the ground in the community. Can Render Great Service. Both Independents and chains must remember that the consumer is still king. He will be served, and those re. tailers who serve him most fairly and at the lowest cost for honest good* are the ones who will change red ink to black on their books in 1932. By so doing they will also speed the re turn of general prosperity. Consum ers, in the same way, can render » great service by making needed pur chases now, thus helping not only themselves but the unemployed, and the whole welfare of the country. General business as measured by the Babsonchart is now 34 per cent below the normal X-Y Line, compared with 34 per cent a month ago, even with adjustments for usual seasonal move ments.