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i FOR LEGISLATURE Nearly 1,100 In House, Half As Many In Senate; Over 500 Enacted Dully Ul«|iatFk Bar«R«, In the Sir Walter Hatel. nr j. c. r^skuiiviu,. Raleigh. March 27. —Only seven Statewide bills were ground out of the legislative mill here last week, bu* despite the small number of bills that were ratified, the assembly put in probably the hardest week's work of the session to date. The long fight in 'he House over the appropriations bill and the fight in the Senate over the 'ax machinery bill considerably glowed up the flow of bills to the secretary of state’s office. Iu addition to seven Statewide bills, the Genet al Assembly enacted 50 local bills—a lower number than usual-*- last week, thus bringing the total of the sessio nto 98 Statewide bins and -111 local measures. Nearly 1,100 bill have been introduced in the House this session, and about half that num her in the Senate, making a total of more than 1,500 bills introduced. Principal measures enacted during the week were the highway-prison consolidation bill, a bill regulating the cosmetologists, and a bill placing corporations for the protection and development of forests under the su pervision or the Department of Con servation and Development. The bill consolidating the highway and pri son departments, it is estimated, will result in an economy of $400,000. The bill had been in coherence commit tee's hands for severarweeks- bill which was ratified dur ing the week and whTon h«*d also been in a conference committee’s hands for some time was the administration measure abolishing back tax penalties for the years 1927-31. inclusive and permitting delinquent taxDayefs to pay rhjr.'r back taxes in five annual in stallments. The bill permitting the refunding of tax sales certificates goes into effect on April 1. ASSAULT CASES IN ; MUNICIPAL COURT Three Defendants Tried, One of Them In Two Separate Actions Assault cases featured the regular Monday morning session, of municipal court today, presided over by Mayor Irvine B. Watkins. All of the defen dants were colored. Frank Harris was fined $1 and costs for being drunk. Charlie Long was fined $2.50 and costs for assaulting and beating Jesse Battle Lonnie Blacknall was sent to the roads for 30 days for an assault on Lillian Jones, and in another case he was given 12 months on the roads for assaulting and cutting Hugh Perry, and an additional three months for carrying a concealed weapon, namely, a razor. Beer In North Carolina Likely To Be Legalized ; , (Continued from * —, .».A< j; legal isaleT of bedr -Would-rliaM present admin'stration of the prohi bition law in North Carolina. I am convinced that the legalization of beer would greatly curb bootlegging and >he drinking of bootleg liquor in the fit ate, which will increase rather than decrease if beer is not legalized. "The second question is that of £on trol of its distribution, in order to keep it within the bounds desired by ! he citizenship of the State. lam con vinced that most of the people believe 'ha' the sale of beer should be strict ly controlled and that so-called 'beer, saloons’ should be prohibited. “The third question involved is that of the revenue which a State tax on beer should yield. I believe that a tax of $2 a barrel on beer, such as is imposed in other stats, would yield least $1,500,000 a year in new re venue, which will go far towards helping to balance the budget.” Old Temperance “Gag-” The most Important phase of the legalization of beer, Senator Clement believes, is that it would help to pro mote temperance by bringing about better observance of the prohibition laws and reduce bootlegging and the bootleg liquor. He is also convinced 1 hat the sale of beer should be strict ly regulated so that nothing resemb ling the old fashioned saloon can again come into being. He believes that the legalization of the sale of beer in the Wtate is sufficient and that there is He v, Y'; HHE]p . PROTECT YOUR HEALTH BY DRINKING I BUCKHORN WATER I In Sterilised Bottles. A Mineral Product of Nature A Light Pleasant Tasting Water I Hag Given Sati«f*ctstin for Over 25 Yearl I Delivered anywhere hi Henderson, jfoesh eveiry Saturday ■ I 20c per gallon in half gallon bottles and 5 gallon demijohns I Analysed Evwy Thirty Days. f rder Diroct or from Page-fldeutt Drug Company I THOMAS ROYSTER, Salesman : .fS*K ■ Bullock, N. C. ) ■ meat to Ihls.rtTc! X Senator Francis t Q legalize th* «, , y There is no doubt that sentiment u mowing in boh the SbnateTnd^e , a 7 r J >f ** least Permitting the jw-T fK f 4,11 North Carolina* The Congress has already passed “T t , hat 118 Ba,e * *e«ul in many states beginning April 7, is causing r. good many legislators fact t^fV^ 11, pbsitlon ' The further fact that Tennessee has already pass ed a law to permit >the sale of beer i ® OUth Ca rolina will un doubtedly pass a similar bill, which thas been reported favorably, and that Virginia will eventually legalize its sale is aiso havin ga decided effect. other states legalize beer and North Carolina does not, it will be a bearless island surrounded bv beer selling states Th : s, it is agreed will lead to wholesale beer bootleg ging within the State and beer-run ming into the State from these other states. “If North Carol s na does not legalize 'he sale of beer, bootlegging and rum running will j become more rampant 'han ever before, especially since it wdi he Completely surrounded by states which will hav legalized the sale of beer,” Reprsentative Walter Murphy, also of Salisbury and leader of the movement in the House to le galize the sale of beer, said today. “But if thd sale of beer is legalized, Iknow of nothing that will tend to de crease the bootlegging of illicit liquor an< ? promote better observance of the prohibition laws. At the same time, it will bring in at least $1,500,000 a year in new revenue that was never more needed than it is now.” The disastrous effect on North Caro lina as a resort State and on its re sorts, should the present General As sembly fail to legalize the sale of beer in North Carolina, as well as the em ployment and revenue phases of le galized ber, is causing sentiment to increase daily in both housed in fa vor of legal beer. For the first time since the legislature has been in ses sion, the opinion is now growing that it will pass a law to legalize the sale of beer in the State before it adjourns- North Carolina is becoming better and better known as a resort state, and tourists bring into the state more and more thousands of dollars each year, while some sections, especially the western section, are almost de pendent upon this tourist business. The beaches of the eastern section have also become increasingly popular •with vacationists from Nags Head, on down the coast to Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach at Wil mington. But if North Carolina fails to pass legislation to permit the sale of beer, while Tennessee has already passed a law to permit it and with indications that both South Carolina and Virginia will also legalize the sale of beer eventually, it will undoubtedly loss a great deal of its tourist and vacation business to these other states it is being pointed out. Roosevelt Order Unites AH U. S. Credit Groups (Continued from Page One.) program, with an order consolidating government agricultural credit agen cies ready for submission to Congress. At the same time a bill establishing a $500,000,000 fund for direct aid to states in caring for the unemployed was prepared for introduction on the President’s behalf by Senators Wag ner, Democrat, New York; Costigan, Democrat, Colorado and LaFollette, Republican, Wisconsin. .' . Consolidation i of farm credit agen cies, A»l$o ot &go v manning vfarth > [g&ge&y-' alsd, t.o£ gp v .,*Kfs wek. 'Tihe Order* which the chief .'’exe cutive said he would send to Capitol Hill at noon, is expected to result in an annual saving of $2,000,000, and isthefirst part of the general reor ganization scheme designed to save $100,000,000. The unemployment relief fund is the second step in Mr. Roosevelt’s three-part plan to help the jobless. The first phase, a plan to put 250,000 men to work in the forests, is ex pected to receive congressional ap proval this week. Later a huge public works employ ment program will be advanced. Federal Pay Cuts Due On April First (Uontinued from rage Ode.) tween 1928 and 1932: Food; 37 percent; clothing, 25 per cent; (rerift, 24 percent; fuel and lights, 13 percent; house furnishings 26 percent; ntfiscellaneous, including doctors, medicines street car fares, floving pictures,, newspapers tele phones laundry, toilet articles and tobacco four-tenths of one percent. The cost of living in the District of Columbia, where thousands of gov ernment employees live, was placed at 21 percent less. HENDERSON, (N.C.) DAILY DISPATCH, MONDAY, MARCH - 1933 TENTS ARE SCHOOLS IN QUAKE AREA v*: ' .• y TmSgf mlsi F ‘ mmJßt iwMbtoPiiM'll F . js SHRMnSSS nranuH m S' iiiiMiiinniinnimntntrr s Many school children in Los An gel ei are furthering their* educa tion .in tents these days uhtil all school buildings, many of .which Were badly shaken by the receht Lenten Reading Book Shelf A t The Library Richard C. Cabot is his book “What Men Live By” mentions four of mlan’s experiences: work, play, iovej and worship. In his opinion work, love and play mlake a strong team together but they can attain creative ipower< only in worship, which is the source of all originality because it sends us to our origin— God. This book and mlany others whiqh have been placed together on a shelf at the library “Books For Lenien Reading’ will be read with profit and - enjoyment at this particu lar season of the year. “Eaister: the Wo ridd Best News” by William L(yan Fhefps is a new book for thjk collection. Ais’de fropn be ing the world’s best news lie speaks of EJaste/.as the greatest gift. Some of the other books ' for this Lenten* Shelf are listed below. Black,, Rogues of The Bible. Bouquet, People’s Book pf Saints. Crow, Christ in Poetry of Today. Fosddck. Adventurous Religion. Fosdick- Pilgrimage to Palestine. Jones, Christ pf Every Road. \ > Newton, Thipgs I Know In. fteligidn Oliver, Foursquare: the Story of A Fourfold Life. < Russell, For Sinners Only Van Buren, Easter In Modern Sitory Gifts to the Library. From time to time books are given GIRL DIES AS lldiiE IN CREEK : ; : x: • I * When this house toppled from a hillside into Elk creek, near Clarksburg, W. Va., and turned upside down during the heavy floods in the Ohio river valley, 12Tyear-old Helen Curry, asleep at the time, was drowned. Her As the Babe Signed Them Papers J 8 BLhhHb m i « < >- j,c.- t''* w n^an . v MEEllSßßliiiy IP §jjß HJYHj Bp.' * %J|| i "7 irr If li^**"-" l^^**** 1 ■■■■.— l ! —■—■—■ Here, you fans, is photographic evidence that the one and only Babe Ruth has been duly signed for the 1933 season. The none top pleased with his cut from $75,000 to $52,000, is shown putting ius “John >v Hancock” to his new contract while Col. Jacob Ruppert (left), owner of the Yankees, and Joe McCarthy,, manager of, the team, witness the -r- - —Sj. historic event at St, Petersburg, Fla, .---•• -* . earthquake in southern Califor nia, are pronounced safe for oc cupancy. This is a daily scene at the George Washington high school. ;to the library, and as far as possible; j these gifts are acknowledged when. !we mention new books which have been |added. At this time a number of books, by popular authors;" Zane Grey, James Oliver Curwood and Leonard H. Nason have been placed on ithe shelves gifts of J. H. Pegram and G. .L. W) Pegram. Two books for children were recently given the li brary by David. Youner Cooper. These 'are (Latnrop’s “Fairy Circus” and Bemis’ “Boys’ Adventure Library.” A gift from the George Washington Bicentenniia-1 Commission is a hand some volume on the “Life and Times of George Washington” for the Re ference Room, y ; New Books. At-thhr tiprie there are only a few new to be added to the recent “M|ss Charlesworth” by Mabel Tyrrll is a novel that contaiiwPWmystery. Buchan Writes of thp social life tin a’small town inySebtland in her “Priorsford.” Ruth Cdfhfort Mitchell’s “The Legend of Susart Dane” and Sheila Mac donald’s “jjjlally in the othet fiction -books. ” 1 ' i i A book oil knd Local Tax Re vlsiqn” has been added to the library and is bfeing used now by the high school debaters.. Those who are interested in gardens will find Thornton’s ' “Rock Garden • Primer”, useful. . r i , '. * parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Curry, and her young brother were rescued by police and fire men who chopped their way through the house. The accident occurred at four o’clock in the morning. Supreme Court To Review Refusal-of Extradition Here Washington, Mafch 27.—(AP) South Carolina was today granted a review by the Supreme Court of the action of North Carolina courts in releasing from arrest Ray Bailey, alias Ray Keith, of Asheville :N. C.. wanted in, South Carolina for trial on the charge of murderiner Poi'ceman A. B. Hunt, of Greenville. S. C., on May 1, 1932. North Carolina had *,»a,Aed South Carolina’s request for Baileys extra dition, but one of the supc-i -cr court judges of North Carolina stayed the governor’s order. Brought to court on habeas corpus proceedings, the defendant pleaded an alibi, j.?oducing wit.np=??»~s to testify he was in Asheville. N C.. on the day of the crime and could not have com mitted it. 8 Months Term Is Week’s Big Issue (Continued from Page one. y tions and changed all: the sections to make the House bill conform with the original appropriations commit tee bill, which the House refused to consider, except for the figures for the public schools and the University At the request' of Senator Cletnent, the committee took nn action. 1 on these two appropriations in order tb per mit the Senate to arrive at its own decision later, without a.nv semblance of being influenced by the commit tee. Will. Demand Eight Months. It is generally conceded' that- the eight months school term advocates in the Senate, under the leadership of Senators A. D. Mac Lean, of Beaufort county, and Carl Bailey, of Washing ton county, will make an effort to in crease the appropriation, for the schools ; from the $i4,050,000 now in the bill as passed by the House, for the six months term, to at least $16,- 000,000 for an eight months term- Present indication's are that the eight months school advocates in the Senate ihave a minimuih woVkinai majority of 27 votes, if nt>t more. When Mac- Lean and Bailey decided to postpone action on their eight mqnths school bill a week or so ago, some thought that the sentiment for the longer term in the Senate was weakening. But this has since proved tQ be a fallacy, since a recent poll of the Senate show ed that the bill could have been pass ed there at any tim and still can be. The theory now is that Mac Lean and Bailey merely decided to postpone ac tion to see what the House did with the appropriations hilt and to make their fight to insert the eight months term into the appropriations bill in stead of through their other bill. Stiff Opposition, However. There is going to be stiff opposition to the eight months school term in the Senate, however. Senator Clement can be expected to oppose it unless some way can be found to fnance it with out a sale stax, and that is consider ed virtually impossible. Senator LOOK! »fl|rv wit w dv tt ILL OMU ;■, * • y/-V • ■** 'Vvv ' .*-• . p . •••■ - - - - -• • EL Khi --FOR-- NEIGHBORHOOD DAY the NEMAR'S “TELEPATHIC MARVELS” —AND THEIR BIG— Free Exhibition FRIDAY, MARCH 31st MR. NEMAR WILL DRIVE A CAR BLINDFOLDED THROUGH THE STREETS OF HENDERSON Gwynn, of Rockingham, is one of those most militantly opposed to the longer school term and to ahy form of sales tax. But if the eia?ht months school advocates are able to hold their majority together—and they are leav ing nothing undone to hold it togeth er—indications are that a provision for an eight months t«rm will be •adopted- And that, of course, is re garded as making a sales tax impera tive. Boost University Fund. Although the committee not to make any recommendation'with regard to. the appropriation for the University, the general opinion is that the Senate will increase the "op riation back up to the $832,2 com mended in the original comm* a bill. The bill as passed the House would give the University $762,240. It is expected that the Senate will restore all the other appropriations cut down by the House to the com mittee bill figures, and that it will also restore all the committee gill provisions with regard to salary cuts, reducing State employes only 32 per cent instead of 44 per cent below 1931 salary figures and cutting teachers’ salaries only 25- per cent below 1932 salary levels instead of 40 per cent as proposed in the house bill. It is also expected that the Senate will refuse to approve the diversion of any of the ehighway fund to the general fur:' as provided in the house bill. One of the main reasons 1 for all these changes is the belief that a sales tax will have to be levied anyway, and that it will yield' the needed revenue. .-■./ i ■ . 1 . Property Is To Get • Most In. Tax Cuts 5 • . '' • (Continued from Page One.) sion there was some talk among cer tain members ,of;the assembly of the advisability of going back on their pledge and retaining the ad valorem tax, but both houses are now on rec ord as being opposed to the retention of this form of tax, and since it alone could not balance the budget, on the basis of presented contemplated ap propriations, it is now pretty well con ceded that the legislature is headed for some sort of 'sales- tax. Present indications are that tax re lief will come principally from this source and from the abolition of the special school district levies of about $4,800,000. The removal of the latter levies, however, is contingetn upon the adoption of an eight months uni form State-supported school term. The eight month school proponents claim that an eight months term can be op This HEADACHE REMEDY i. already dissolved! Therefore acts without delay! Nothing gives such quick relief Your system can absorb them at from headaches, neuralgic, rheu- once. No need to prolong your m?tic or periodic pains, or suffering, waiting for a solid ; aches due to colds, as Capudine remedy to dissolve. Capudine’s because it is liquid and its in- action is immediate, gentle, and gredients are already dissolved, delightful. 10c, 30c, 60c. < • f H 11 1 •• ► It's , already dissolved I PAGE THREE erated by the State at about $1,500,-« t»00 or $2,000,000 more than it is now contemplated to spend on a six months term, and that all of these spcial dis trict levies can be abolished. May Forbid Supplements. However, while there is a large igroup of members of the General As sembly which contends that the school child in the smaller counties should haye the same opportunities as the school child in the larger counties, land that the special districts should not be allowed to impose an addi tional tax for an pxtra month, bring-* ing the senool term to nine months, it is now regarded as certain here that an eight months school bill can mot be put through with a provision the larger cities in the (State to run nine month 3. and pay foe the extra month themselves. The policy that the present Gen eral Assembly will adopt in the mat ter of property revaluation is uncer tain at the present time, but in no case can this result in a substantial (reduction in taxes- The Senate has voted to leave it optional with the county commissioners whether to re assess property or to make a horizon tal reduction, the reduction in no lease to exceed 33 1-3 percent, while the House voted not to impose any limit, and th e matter now is being out in conference. It is estimated that a 33 1-3 percent •reduction would bring property valu ation in North Carolina down to around $3,000,000, but it is pointed out that the counties are not running on a rock-bottom basis, and to meet their obligations, taxes would have to be raised to cover whatever reduc tion in valuation is made, and that no substantial tax relief can coble from this souVce, except perhaps to eliminate certain existing inequalities. Boon to Property Owners. On the other hand, it is believed that two companion administration measures which have already been passed and ratified will be a real boon to property owners. One of these •abolishes all tax pnalitis for the years 1921 to 1931 inclusive and per mits former owners to redeem tax sales certificates by paying the •amount of their back taxes in five annual installments carrying six per cent interest. This bill is expected to (bring thousands of pieces of land and. homes back to their owners and ta make them tax-productive again. The other bill, which was passed early in the present session, abolishes future tax sales, and fixes the interest rate for delinquents at six percent,' land provides for reddemption within 27 months after the lien' is reduced, to judgment.