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County Tax Rate Fixed At $1,21, Rise Os 17 Cents General County Levy Is Up 11 Cents And School Rate Advanced 6 Cents Bated on $17,500,000 Pro. perty Valuation, But To tal to Date Far Be. low That Figure ASSESSMENTS OFF DURING FOUR YEARS Hat Dropped From $20,299,. 354 in 1929; Not All For. eign Corporations In Yet, And Allowed To Litt Group Will Swell Total to Some Extent Alto Vance county’s tax rate for 1932 was fired by the Board of County Commissioners Monday at 51.21 per 5100 valuation, as compared with 51 04 last year, an increase of 17 cents. The increase was made up of an advance of 11 cents in the funds for county purposes other than schools, and six cents for the schools. They levy agreed upon was based On a property valuation of 517.500.000 but to date only 516.d-t1.983 has been placed upon the books. The slightly more than 5500.000 necessary to boost the total assessment to the esti mated figure is counted on from property owner? allowed to list and from foreign corporations not yet re ported to the county by the State Board of Assessment, and corpora tion excess items for local concerns not yet sent back from the State board. A number of the foreign cor porations are already in. Including moat of the largest ones, though there are a few still outstanding, and are relied upon to boost the total valuation very substantially. Emphasis was placed today by county authorities upon the fact thr.t valuations have decreased very ma terially in the county over the pest four years, or almost by 53.000.000 In that brief period of time. In 1929 the total valuation was 520.299.354; in 1930 it was 520.730.56.: in 1931 it was 518.095.612. and for 1932 is estimated at 517.500.000, with 516.941.983 on the books so far. An analysis of the school rrtr shows the supplementary budget foi city and rural six months terms to be 513.789.35. carrying a tax rate of eight cents: extended term budget, city and rural. 533.979.32, carrying a levy of 19 cents; capital outlay, city and rural. 56.651.78. with a rate of four cents: debt service, city and rural. 556.572 51, taking a rate of 32 cents making a total of 63 cents. In order to produce the 15 cents prop erty tax required by the State for school purposes, and based: on 1930 valuations, it was necessary to levy a rate of 18 cents. These items in the aggregate make a total sch x>l levy of 81 cents. The budget and tax rate for coun ty purposes other than schools wa adopted by the commissioners at a meeting last week. It included 530.- 570 14 for county debt service, car rying a rate of 18 cents, compared with a levy of eight cents last year; general fund. 526.12634. with a rate of 15 cents, compared with 12 cents last year: poor fund. 5.466.11. with a rate of five cents, the same as last year, health fund. 53.557.36. with d rate of two cents, compared with four cents last year, a decrease of two cents. The new levy for these purposes is 40 cents, compared with 29 cents last year. In addition to all these Items. 87. 175 66 Is included in the levy foi Side Quit Hurting, Got Stronger, Well; CARDUI Helped Her Mr*. R. L» West, of Huntsville, AU.. writes: “1 was weak and run-down. I had a pain in my side, and I kept losing weight. I grew nervous over my condition—this was unusual for me, for I am very cheer ful when I am well and don't easily get nervous. I knew I ought to take something. My aunt told me I ought to try Cardul, which 1 did. I began to feel better. I kept it up until 1 had taken three or four bottles. My side quit hurting and I was soon feeling strong and well." Cardul is sold at drug stores here. Stevenson LAST TIMES TODAY “HORSE FEATHERS’’ —with— The 4 Marx Brothers Added Comedy—Cartoon Matinee .. 10-25 c; Night .. 19-35e TOMORROW Helen Twelvetrees “Unashamed” —wtth— LEWIS STONE— ROBERT YOUNG Admission: l#c To AU Coming THURSDAY-FRIDAY CHARLES FARRELL and JANET QAYNOR in “FIRST YEAR” Called By Death > .A--—_ A gflHj RBl JjHj C. V. SINGLETON, Townsville township, and. applicable only to Ipat township, with a ratg of 5142. as compared" with $1.44 last year, a decrease of two cenfs. Pro perly in Townsville township carries this assessment in addition to 'the general county levy and that 'for schools. i With the budgets all adopted pnd the tax rate fixed for all purposes, the big job of computing the books will now begin. It Is customary that the books be turned over to (the sheriff' on ’the first Monday in 'Oc tober for collections to *begir). REGISTRATION AT AVCOCKON FRIDAY AU High School Pupils Ask. ed To Report During The Afternoon Registration day will be had at Aycock school Friday afternoon from 1 to 5 o’clock for all high school stu dents that are planning to enter that school this year. At this same time the 4-H clubs' picnic get-to-gether is to be held, and all students are invited to come and Join in the fun. Only one change has been made in thr faculty since last year. Miss El len Johnson is a new teacher for the school. Prof. W. C. Poe. principal of the school, said today that he expected a large registration of students Friday. AROUND TOWN ■ No Courts.—No sessions were held of recorder's or police court here to day. IJcense Issued.— License to marry was Issued yesterday to Clem Wil liamson. of Louisburg, and Rebecca Dunston. of Springfield, colored. Confer Grange Degree—The second degree of the National Grange work, will b«* conferred, at Dabney tomor row night, and all candidates from other locals throughout the country who wish to take the degree at that tfcme are requested to be present. Oth er members are also cordially Invited ■ it is announced. Flat Rock News By MISS MOBEL NELSON. Miss Mary Shanon Nelson of Dex ter was the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nelson, Sr., sev eral days last week. Miss Lena Floyd of Oxford, visited Miss Katherine Reavis, Sunday. Mrs. Christene Gardner and daugh ter, Annie Mae. spent the past week end in Durham, as the guests of Mrs Gardner's mother, Mrs. Annie Per kins. Misses Pauline Puckett and Helen Nelson, spent the past weekend in Dexter, as the guests of Miss Nelson's sister, Mrs. C. M. Greene. Mrs. Bridgers and daughter, of Portsmouth. Va., are visiting Mrs. A. E. White and family. Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Powell, and Mr. and Mrs. Cannady and little son. all of Thomasville, were the guests of Mrs. Powell's father, J. W. Reavia Sunday. Mrs. Cannady will be remem bered here as Miss Christine Powell. Rev. Powell assisted in the services at Harris' chapel Sunday. Edward Brummitt of Oxford, wax the guest of his aunt, Mrs. W. H. Nelson. Sr., last week-end. Little Miss Peggy Wortham speot the past week-end in Henderson as the guest of her sißter. Mrs. C. B. Moore. Mrs. Frank Edgerton and children, Elizabeth and Frank, of Norlina, and Miss Sarah Elizabeth Hicks of Rich mond. Va, visited Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nelson, Sr. and family, Saturday. W. T. Davis and daughter. Anna Laura spent the past week-end in Durham as the guests of Mr. Davis’ children, Mrs. Gary Richardson and , John Davis, ißmlirmmßatUj Stajrafrfy C. V. SINGLETON, 50. PASSES SUDDENLY I Wax Many Years Among Leading Business Men of This Community HAD A HEART ATTACK Stricken Near Hlllsvtlle, Va., On Buiinna Trip There; Funeral First Methodist Church Tomorrow Morning Carroll V. Singleton, 50. for many years a business leader in this com munity. died .suddenly of a heart at tack while Jon a business rtnrp to Hillsville. Va., Monday afternoon. He was talking to a friend and sudden ly collapsed without speaking again or regaining consciousness. He was dead when a doctor leached him He had not been in the best of health for several years and had suffered one or two heart attacks before. The body was brought here early today And taken to she home on North ‘William street to await the lVial aites tomorrow. Funeral ser vices will be held from the First Methodist church, of which the de ceased had been a prominent mem ber for many years, tomorrow morn ing at 10:30 o'clock. The pastor. Rev. D. E. Earnhart. will be in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. W. C. Cumming. pastor of the First Pres byterian church here, and Rev. T. G. Vickers, of Rocky Mount, former pastor of the First Methodist church here. Interment will be in the family plot in Elmwood cemetery. Active pallbearers will be from the local chapter of Knights Templar, I with the Masons attending in a body and being in charge of services at the grave. Active pallbearers, selected from among Masonic members, were an nounced as follows: Dr. H. A. Newell, R. J. Corbitt, W. A. Hunt. Joel T. I Cheatham, and J. Edward Allen, of Warrenton. and F. M. Pinnix. Oxford. Mr. Singleton had gone to Virginia on business, and was accompanied by his son-in-law. Cleveland Moore,' Jr, and his son. C. V. Singleton, Jr. The deceased is .survived by his widow, who was Miss Rebecca Wat-1 kins before their marriage February ' ; >; / 9 Bn fltafl K&IP R|; / % • * ~hjJk£/ if^Skr 1 , "THE SCOUKGe"oF GOD’* Asti/ aU- "Nature in the Raw”-as portrayed by > - - *: C • v f/J if y* v spired by the barbaric cruelty of Asia's ?>i | % '■> f*W ft _ ‘i *' most dreaded plunderer.. ."the grass J§| '-Jijg ’'"'jiM&&3 " ::>"L*4’%i-%A:^.i' ; f I. V v %> could not grow tvhere his horse had jy • ;' -■ 1 —and raw tobaccos thave no place in cigarettes They are »«/ present in Luckies the Raw is Seldom Mild”—so these •■ ■ the mildest cigarette ® ne tobaccos, after proper aging and you ever smoked mellowing, are then given the benefit of that Lucky Strike purifying process, nr „ , . , , „ described by the words—"lt’s toasted”. WfJ^ the . fin «V he fi " CSt That-s why folks in every city, town W tobaccos n all the world-but and hamlet say that sudj that does not explam why folks m Ud cigarettes, everywhere regard Lucky Strike as the «i T mildest cigarette. The fact is, we never Tt" *C f'Ajl CfA/f overlook the truth that "Nature in uSr J'r: UmU a , bttUT ***' Mc6 * hetUr iernon * " **** a krttr mouse-trap than bis nmhbor the he *usU bts * u*rl4 uill make a beaten path to bis door. ”-RaL WALIx/emerson. Docs not I * lo d* world-wide acceptance and approval of Lucky Strike? 7. 1912. and five children. Mrs. Cleve land Moore, Jr., and Misses Eliza beth. Katherine and Lucy Cobb Sin gleton. and C. V. Singleton, Jr. Also surviving are two brothers. J. R- Singleton, of Henderson, and T. K. Singleton, of South Boston. Va., and one sister, Mrs. L. S. Wolfe, of near South Boston. Mr. Singleton was born near South Boston, in Halifax county, Virginia, July 8. 1882, but came to Henderson when a young man and had lived here about 30 years. He was engaged in the milling business for many years, and was looked upon as one of the city’s outstanding business men. While he never sought high of fice. he was more or less active in politics. He served two terms as a member of the Vance Board of County Commissioners, and for a term was chairman of that board. At the time of his death he was a mem ber of the Vance County Board of Elections and was a member and vice-chairman of the board of trus tees of the Henderson township pub lic schools. For a number of years he was a member of the board of stewarria of the * First MethodlA church and served a part of that time as chairman of the board. Mi* was prominent in the Masonic fraternity. He was a past master of Henderson Lodge, No. 229, a member of Henderson Council Royal and Select Masters, and at the time of his death was high priest of Henderson Chapter No. 54, Royal Arch Masons, and eminent commander of Henderson Comman derv, No. 15- Knights Templar. Masons will attend the funeral in a body, it was announced today. Mi. Singleton came from promi nent Virginia ancestry-' He was a man of a retiring disposition, but one of the best informed and with a most analytical mind, capable of going in to minute details of any question with which he concerned himself. News of the death was received with a shock by the community were Mr. Singleton was widely known and respected. It was the request of the family that there be no flowers at the fun eral. SCOUT COURT OF HONOR POSTPONED The Boy Scout Court of Honor, which was to be held In the Episcopal house tonight has been postponed tin til Saturday, at which time it will be held at t-he Fall Roundup in Raleigh. Boys coming up for badges a!', this time will receive the min Raleigh, it was said. SEABOARD WORKERS FORM ASSOCIATION M. C. Johnson, of Norlina, Elected President of the Local Group PURPOSES EXPLAINED Hope To Obtain Regulation For Motor Tr Hsportation, Eliminating Alleged Favoritism Against Railroads A local chapter of the Railway Employees and Taxpayers Associa tion of North Carolina was formed heie at a meeting held last night in the offices of the Seaboard Air Line freight terminal, with 64 members enrolled and officers elected for the year. W. R. Vaughan, freight agent here, w’ho presided, outlined the purpose of the association as being an at tempt ;to regulate motor transpor tation, to the end that the alleged disadvantage of the railroads in that respect may be removed and all treated alike. He said it was desired to have all forms of transportation treated alike and governed by the same regulating bodies. He said the railroads were not asking nor did they wish any special legislation fa voring them. M. C. Johnson, of Norlina, was elected president of the local group, with Charles Terrell, of Norlina, as secretary-treasurer. Other officers named were: first vice-president, C. F. Tankersley. Jr.. Henderson; sec ond vice-president, I. D. Smith, Hen derson: third vice-president, George W. Furqueron, Henderson; foutrh vice-president, W. S. Collins, agent at Grcystone. Delegates were elected to a meeting in Raleigh September 20 to form a Statewide association, and are M. C. Johnson and O. J. Hale, of Norlina, and J. H. Bridgers and L. J. Holland, of Henderson. The officers constitute the execu tive committee and dues to railroad men are one dollar a year. Members other than railroad employees pay no dues. By-laws for the chapter were read, but adoption was deferred un til the next meeting. Mr. Vaughan, who represents the Seaboard Air Line railroad in organ izing that company's employees thro- TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 i 932 Popcorn Pops In Field From Heat Believe it or not. It wm so hoi during the recent extreme hot •pell that pop corn popped on the stalk .To prove this. J. T. Shaw, of the Cokesbury community, has exhibited an ear taken from his field which he harvested recently wtth a number of Its grains pop ped. Mr. Shaw said that a large number of the ears In his field were the same way. It’s a lucky tiling for Mr. Shaw tkat the corn was too old to plow at this time or he might have lost a good mule. You see, the mule would have seen the corn popping and thought it was snow and might have frozen to death. Re lieve It or not. oughout the State, presided at last night’s meeting. He gave statistics showing what the Seaboard paid in taxes in the State, the figures being for 1929 .which were $855 to the city of Henderson. 529.392 in Vance coun ty. and $765,645 in North Carolina. Seaboard employees in the State were paid 55.193,644 in salat v in 1929. and in that year the railroad made purchases of various kinds in the State amounting to 5182 330, it was stated. Mr. Vaughan said the railroad hoped to put before the people the facta as to what it is doing, to the end that a square deal might be had. He said the railroad view was that the trucks on the highways are too heavily loaded, that they are too long and too wide for the safety of motorists and for the good of the highways. He said the next legisla ture would be asked to dimit truck cargoes to five tons, and declared that the roads planned to make a fight for their objectives, but that they would fight openly and fairly. He suggested that at the present rate of the utilization of the high ways by motor transportation, thfcse roads would not last more than 15 years, and charged that the trucks are not regulated and that they are a menace to traffic on the highways. J. H. Bridgers. in a brief talk, said one-sixth of the national wealth is Invested in the railroads and that they are being crippled. He said the need was for an unified transpor tation system properly regulated, and said that organization was nec essary to get action in the legislature BUSINESS WOP HERE HELPS S. A. L I Terrell Says Car I Thi* Point Business w l(h thT SeabnaM A . r Line railioad has picked „n . ha / in Hendeison within thf 7' v weeks, according to H M . Raleigh, trainmaster for th,< dl ' who was here las, niKh , „ f Ing when railroad worker, we,T. ganized into * branch „ f , h . ' . wMo association. " Be ' The inn ease here , s dt.* • Mr Terrell said to ta,g, r sh, P b> the cotton mill, a, lf j , h „ K „ . mills, but there had bee,, * also In incoming f.ctght f.„ |,,r al stinatlon. **■ Car loadings have shown a ham rise hete and elsewhere , lIP *? tern, particularly in this division -J. Ira.n master ?aid. H P Wa . v „, v timiatic over the oultook for -he mediate futuie for the tailroao Rerotering from Appends j, ls Miss Rachael Church who , Jndcr . went an operation for appending- a . Maria Parham hospital has ,e.,. v , r ed sufficiently to earned * 0 her home on North William street In City Today. Miss Mary Hall of Oxford. today in the city visiting friends and relatives. and in Congress. D. P. MeDuffee. candidate fo r the State Senate from the Vance-War ren district, spoke briefly. a „d iaid that all interests should hear their fair and equal share of the cost nf government, and hoped that re«' facts would be put before the leg;,' lative bodies in this matter. He s a , d he did not think legislator? should be bound by affiliations. Mr. Vaughan said he knew of one motor truck transportation line tha* operated 14 months over the Sta*> highways without paying am taxe? and that it failed, and wa? taken over by another concern that is ~n* paying taxes to the State He said that the goal of the present move ment among the railroad workers was for 150,000 members in Xorftj Carolina in 60 days.