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for Popular Government Vol. 3 Issue 3, Dec 1935
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Sixteen counties in eastern North Carolina operated A.B.C. liquor stores in 1935. John Sprunt Hill wrote the liquor control bill which took effect in these 16 counties put local county governments in control of alcohol sales. Citizens in favor of prohibition opposed these stores, despite the increase in tax revenue generated by alcohol sales, and planned to challenge the bill over constitutionality.
A. P. \"Byng\" Farrar became known as \"The Show Man\" after he organized a portable movie theater to bring film to rural communities without theaters. He decided on a six-town circuit which he would complete once a week. For a small commission, Mr. Farrar would set-up a projector and speaker set to show movies to citizens in rural locations.
Cleveland County had the lowest tax rate in 1935 in the state. Overall tax rate was 73 cents divided amongst county-wide initiatives, road management, and school taxes. The county's tax system, local politicians, and citizens are credited for this successful management of taxation.