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ASSOCIATED AND CENTRAL PRESS SERVICE
City Tax Rate For Henderson Remains At $ 1.20 Figure TO RAISE 514.000 i LESS IN REVENUE Property Value Reduced $400,000 To Approxi. mately $6,700,000 BUDGET TOTAL $139,039; $51,449 of ThU For General Purpose* And $97,500 For Bonds* *»id In (rrf*t: Donation* Are Kept Same The tax rn»c for ih* city of Hen darson was fixed by the City Conn ell at an adjourned meeting last night j at SI 20 on the sl'*) valuation, the aame figure as last year. The new rate will raise SH OW less revenue than ' last year which is offset hv reduced j municipal expenditures and budgets. 1 The property valuation for the city , was reduced irrthis year s assessments 1 by approximately S4OO 000 and stands ! now at an estimated figure of $6,- j 700,000. which was the basis for the ' tax rate. " I A resolution was adopted fixing do- ; nation appropriations the same aa last year, but setting forth that the Coun- ' ell takes the position that these items , should be considered .for adoption each year, and that the Council re- ' cognizes no obligation to continue them indefinitely at the same figure •s for several \ears in the jyist. It notified all interests to that effect. A petition bearing a number of names was presented urging that the cus tomary $3 000 appropriation for the | H Leslie Perry Memorial Library be not cut. I General fund expenditures for the year were adopted in the budget at the figure of $51.4)9. compared with $63,111 86 last year, and debt service. ' Including interest and principal on maturing bonds was fixed at $87,590. compared with $89,722.50 last year. This year's budget is $139,039. com ps’“d with $132.833 36 last year. Estimated revenue from taxation i wa« placed at $38,313. and from other •Otirces at sl3 136. a total of $51,449. ' which balances the budget. Money needed for maturing bonds during the year will be $43 000, and for interest on outstanding bonds. $42.- 927 50. Interest on borrowed money, estimated, was put at $1,500. and $162- 50 was included as fees to New York bank for handling coupons. These Items make up the debt service total of $87,590 in the budget. IS.OIEROON I DIES AT HER HOME Had Been 111 Past Week of Pneumonia; Funetal Tliit Afternoon j Mrs. Lettie Sarah Smerdon. 58. , widow of the late Arthpr E. Smerdon, i who died July 7. 1925. died at he* ! hpme at 151 Burwell avenue Monday, •f'ernoon a' 5 "Vi o'cl'vck. after an illness of a week with pneumonia and j complications. She was a native of I Vance coup’v. having been born here j September 2 1874. and having made her home in the citv practically all life Mrs. Smerdon was the daughter of William Fox. and Mary Emma Blaich er Fox both natives of Hamilton Ontario. Canada, who moved to thir j citv many years ago. and both of j whom have been dead a number of ' years. Mrs Smerdon. who leaves no rhil | dren was a member of the Methodic Protestant church in this ci*v 40 years ard during that tim« was active in Its work, and a faithful and loyal member. Surviving are four hroth“rs. W. S Fox J. R. Fox. S. G Fox and Asa A Hardee, and one sister, Mrs. E G. Finch all of Henderson. Funeral services were held this aft ernoon at 4 30 o'clock from the Meth odist Protestant church, and inter ment wa« hy the side of her husbanr In Elmw'ood cemetery here Dr. L. W Gerringer. pastor of the church, was In charge of the services, assisted b> Rev. I. W. Hughes, rector of Holy Innocents Episcopal church. Pallbearers were announced as fol lows Active. C. L Finch. A J. Finch Edwin Finch. Henry Fox. J. B. Fox. Jr Samuel Fox. Jr.. H. W. Anderson W. D Payne, and Charlie Hight. al nephews; honorary. Smerdon Parrish R W. Dixon. Dr R. T. Upchurch. Dr TV. H Furman. Dr A. P. Newcomb J S. Evans. Benjamin Hicks. R. S McCoin. M. J. O Neil. George B. Har rls. I*. R. Gooch. J. B. Hicks. H. O Faulkner. Dr K. R Harris. J. B. Bur ehette. E- T. Joyner. George A. Har ris, W. P. Oholson. H. A. Grissom G. W. Adam 3 . C. W. Finch. A. A BuQn. Dr. S R Watson. S. R. Harris Sr. E. C. Kittrell, Eugene Faulkner J. M. Baity. M C. Miles. Mlm Royaler Much Better. Mias Agnes Royster is said to bf greatly improved today although she i not able to be out of bed at her horat on West Chestnut street. Mias Roy ■ter underwent an operation for ap pendicitis several days ago at Mark Parham hospital. 666 LIQUID • TABLETS - SALVE Check* Malaria in S days, Cold* first day, Headache* or Neuralgia In 96 min litre 666 SALVE for HEAD COLDS )Koet Speedy Remedial Known. Big Welcome For Roosevelt ■■■■■■' .1 iiik-.wi TWe was no doubt about the warmth of the welcome extended to Governor: F ranklin D. Roosevelt. Democratic candidate for the Presi. dency, when he made the first sortee of his campaign into the State of New Jersey Lines of cheering Jerseyites lined the route along which the Governor s automobile traveled to the big political rally at Sea Girt. Lower photo shows the Democratic nominee as he acknowledged the enthusiastic reception. With him are his sons, John an 4 Franklin D Jr. (right). Aggregate County Debts $1,009,384 On June 30 $965,300 Is Bonded And $41,084.76 Is In Form Os Cur rent Liabilities; Countywide Sinking Fund $85,433.. 86, and Subdivisions S inking Fund $14,395.39 The total bonded debt of Vance county and of its township and dis trict sub-divisions on June 30, 1932. was $965,300. and additional current liabilities amounted to $41,084.76 on that date, making an aggregate of 51.006.384.76. it was shown in an ex hibit completed today by G. W. Adams ; county accountant, to be for-warded to I the State Board of Assessments in j Raleigh. Against this outstanding debt is a sinking fund of $85,433.86 in the countvwide fund and an additional $14.395.93 in the fund for the various "üb-divisions. Interest rates vary from four to six percent, most of it being in those amounts, with a few issues carrying j 4 1-2 and 5 percent. The bonded debt of the countvwide 1 unit is $385,000, and the amount out- j standing is $335,000. with a sinking fund of $85,433 86 offsetting a part of i he total. The bonded debt of the va- i ions sub-divisions is $493,000, and the 1 amount outstanding is $530,300. the j ’atter figure being larger than the' former <iuo to loans from the State literary fund. The figure also includes Townsville railroad bonds of $91,000 outstanding, hut most of the other oatt of the debt in this division is for various school purposes. All of the current liabilities items of $41,084.76; are under the head of the various j üb-divisions, and all of it is listed as * having been incurred in 1932, and all )f it due in 1932, most of it in Sep- I ember, eucept four notes aggregatlyg ’,20.000. and of which $5 000 is due this ••ear. Townshin debts are listed against only four of the nine townships, Hen- Kittrell, Middjeburg and Townsville. Countvwide bonds outstanding are made up of $200,000 road improve tient securities issued in 1913, half of which is due July 1, 1933. and the >ther half July 1. 1953 wilh $85,433.86 n the sinking fund against this ob igation; $50,000 road bonds issued July 1. 1915. half of which is due July,- 1. 1935, and the other half July 1. 1955; $24,000 outstanding from a $30,- 400 issue September 1. 192 4. for county home equipment. these running '•criallv; 543.000 of a total issue of 185.000 September 1. 1924, serial bonds or hard surface roads; and SIB,OOO of i total of $20,000 dated March 1, 1928, tn roads, bridges and funding bonds. The latter three issues are in serial VIDRE DEPOSITS IN BANK ARE PLEDGED Percentage Rises Slightly, But Number Have Not Yet Signed Up Additional deposits in the First N«- ional Bank were reported today to have been signed toward the goal ought, and increases the figure •-lightly above that reported yester day for the end of the week. Committees who are waiting on de positors are making an effort to get he task completed by the end of the month. They have less than 15 per cent of the total deposits invited yet to be signed. It has been announced by the com mittee that the hank can open in twe weeks after the last deposit* are pledged tg the new agreement, SlritwvSulllltlliy BwyMkl) form. All but the latter SIB,OOO Item bear interest at the rate of five per cent, the exception being 4 1-2 percent. Me ._. jf * E ^; IL. ' 'MV '-: : » %j- >/^ "/f THE PILLAGE OF PARIS /Aa ~ m / £jMJL/ jJ w^JRRjf ;/ : mmmSM x“Nature in the Raw”—after the W W J- - IHHWIM great French artist Luminals ... MM M inspired, by the savage fierceness . ' M®’*#’’ o/untamed Norsemen in the ruth at ***-*1 —and raw tobaccos have no place in cigarettes fSBilmJiC ’ ; ■tHB They are not present in Luckies in the Raw is Seldom Mild”—so you ever smoked “ nd meUow “*g> are then given the VHv/ VwH benefit of that Lucky Strike purifying l mW%l**Vo-, , . . , „ ever y ctry. town and hamlet say that Z that does not «P la * n wh r folks Luckies are such mUd cigarettes. everywhere regard Lucky Strike as **X * *« the mildest cigarette. The fact is, we tOcLStCCi never overlook the truth that “Nature That package of mild Luckies " l f a man writ* * ktter book, prtath a better sermon, or make a better mouse-trap than bis miebbor t‘ U Sr± 2S, WMI IP buUdhu t me tn tbe T* >ds ’ ‘t*.™? 4 Uitt T** a beattn !> ath t 0 h “ * w• "-RALPH WALDO EMERSON. ASK HARD SURFACE OF LOUISBURG ROAD Delegation In Raleigh Today Appearing Before High way Board ALREADY MAINTAINED State Took It Over Ftor Upkeep Be fore Assuming Responsibility For All County Roads Over The State A delegation including members of the Board of County Commissioners, the county attorney and several cit izens appeared before the State High way Commission in Raleigh today and asked that body to hard-surface the highway from Henderson to Louisburg byway of Epsom. The money, or part of it, would come from Federal aid funds advanced to the State by the United States government oy way of road work for the relief of unemploy ment. This which is a distance of approximately 20 miles between the two countyseats, ha* been under State maintenance for several years, having been taken over by the highway com mission prior to the legislation of the 1931 General Assembly placing all pub lic roads throughout the State in charge of the State Highway Commis sion. The road has already been graded and in many places has been straight ened out to eliminate dangerous cur ves and narrow roadway. Gravel was hauled to various points along the route more than a year ago for the purpose of building tar and gravel surfaces, but the work has never gone much further than that. In view of the several millions of dollars advanc ed by the Federal government at this time, it is the hope of the local gov erning authorities that an allotment from it may be had for the purpose of paving the entire distance between the two towns, which carries a heavy traffic, and which is an important artery of travel from this part of the State to the east. Franklin county authorities are un derstood to be cooperating in the ef fort to obtain the cooperation of the State Highway Commission, and a delegation from that county has al ready appeared before the commission in behalf of the project. Tired After Stratosphere Trip jy ~ awwi ■■■ J.IU' in- l l■iSM ff fev? 2. ' Rh& aS-cv- ’£jpshs*Tff' 'dm* & Kfc . s -HSZS. Jm -■rWmmt:. ■ Jf " S KhH Worn out by the strain of their 12-hour flight in the stratosphere, more than ten miles above the earth’s surface. Professor Auguste Piccard. Swiss scientist, and his assistant. Max Cosyns, are shown stretched out on the ground heside the gondola of their balloon soon after it had landed near Lake Garda, Italy. Piccard is on the left, while Cosyns recline* against the aluminum ball to protect their precious instrument*. Eclipse Os The Sun Will Be Seen Here The eclipse of the sun, which will be tota'. In parts of the north eastern section of the United States,, will be visible here here tomorrow afternoon, and It is esti mated will be approximately 86 to 90 percent total. In New York, the erllpse ~11l be 95 percent total, and it is not believed there will be a variation of more than 10 per cent at the most at this distance from that city. In New York the eclipse will begin at 2:23 p. m., standard time, and the maximum obscuration will be at 3:34 p. m.. with the eclipse ending there at 4:39. This time, in TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1938 all three Instances, will apply here, it is thought, as to the degree and progress of the obscurity of the sun. Scientists say this will be the last eclipse of the sun visible in the United States until 1961, or 29 years hence. It will, therefore, be the last eclipse many now liv ing in this country will ever see. For that reason, nearly every one is expected to make preparations view the phenomena. Indications at this time are that the weather will lie clear, in which • vent there should he opportunity for pcrfqpt viewing of the eclipse. TEMPERATURE HITS 100 DEGREE MARK City Experiencing Some of Hottest Weather of Sum. mer ThU Week Henderson and this mv-ti„ n tered today in one of tho days of the Hummer, with th thermometer registering |.r> d "* grees at I o’clock this aft m ,„nn. with every prr>H|H<ct that it climb slightly higher h> niid aft emoon. Only one or tu«. „th Pr rta this summer, tin*** during hl .t season of July, have brought cury readings as high :u that today. The minimum last night w ßs ~\ degrees. On Monday th** niaxl mum tefpperfture was Hs> degree and on Sunday it tvas 99, the having steadily climbed from d* v to day for the three-day i»erb,d. There was some prospect of thun dershowers for the afternoon in fact that the skies were o\errant with heavy clouds, but there u aa no certainty of that sort of reief REV. B. T. WILLIAMS TO RETURN TO WEST Former Methodist Pastor At MU Churches Visiting In City It* fore Returning to Old Home Rev. Ben T. Williams, former pps'n, .'or two years of City rtoad and White Memorial Methodist churrhps j. •*, ’Hy. is in ihe city on a weeks ’a"?, ion prior to re.uining to his h>.m= :) Colorado, where he will join a M list conference and take up ae*i V , lastoral work. Mr. W'illiams is a graduate of I» u ke University, i.nd during the sun,me. has b«H>n engaged in evangelists work n various parts of the North Caro ina Methodist Episcopal Conference le was pastor here two years. *aking >ther work at the annual conferetice asi fall, when he was succeeded here *y P.ev. M. W. W’arren at the mill hurches. Smoked g 1 asses or the shaded por tion of a photograph negative are favorite methods of watching the solar phenomena.