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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, February 08, 1923, Image 1

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Established in 1888. VOLUME XXXIV BOWIE'S RAILROAD LOST PROVING Raleigh, Feb. 1.?Lost Provinces scored a rediscovery in the house today when Representative Bowie, > of Ashe, presented a "bill to be entitled an act to redeem the counties -Tlfo in northwestern North Carolina with{ out railroad facilities, known as 'the lost provinces' of North Carolina. The caption of the 10 lines pretty nearly gives the character of the bill. The plan of redeeming these .forgotten counties"Ss "by authorizing the construction by the state of , a railroad, which, in connecteion with the railroads will ^constitute a trunk line of railroad from northwestern North Carolina to paiilprn North f ar olina, and coal fields into western, central and eastern parts of North Carolina, and to aid in the completion and construction of certain roads in northwestern North Carolina in which the state already has a pecuniary interest.'* Mr. Bowie itimzes the state's "pecuniary interest." On the Elkin and Alleghany, from Elkin going toward Sparta, 15 miles of which.the grading has been done on three miles .the state owns $0.!,000 in stock resulting from convict iaUor. in the Statesville Air line running from Statesville toward Mount Airy, t the slate has an equity of $132,400, the work of convict labor. In the Watauga and Yadkir. Valley going to Boone from North Wilkesfcoro 29 miles equipped for operation ,tbo state has 552 shares of stock which cost $55,200. And the turnpike from North Wilkesboro to Jefferson, in which the state gave convict labor amounting to $63,810. The. bill prescribing the method of financing theroad empowers any county, town, municipality or township through or near which "any of the proposed roads may be located and constructed under the provisions of chapter 67 * * * subscribe BANQUET NEXT MONDAY The Boone Chamber of Commerce Kwin give a banquet at t&e cntcnei Hotel next Monday evening, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. Plates will bt laid for one hundred or more guests. Hash member will have the privilege of buying: two plates, one for hit wife, mother, or sweetheart, and oni for himself, and one for an invitee guest, that i9 if he wishes to make the investment of an extra dollar for a freinri. The" plates will cos1 *1 .00 each. A splendid menu is be ing worked out, and if it is some thing iuc:: to oat that you arc look ing for, be on hand. Another rea feature of ifce oecassion will be ai address by i resident J. E trading of the Johnson City Chamber ol Commerce. He fluid xaucu c .pari ence in town and city building, nni it goes without say >ig that his a,i dress will be most helpful to ou local Chamber of Commence. A goo< and profitable meeting ;s expected The Boone Chamber of Commerce i to be congratulated, under the man agement of its efficient oaac.rs, to the splendid work it is doing, am trying to do for our town and coun I ty. It is really 4,a live wire" when i comes to doing real work, and put ting out effort and money for th betterment of this great section. CATTLEMEN'S ASSO TO MEET IN MARCI The eleventh annual convention o the Southern Cattlemen's A.vociuiro will be held at Roanoke, Virginii March 13th, 14th and loth. Thi meeting should be of much interes to cattlemen in this section. Th association, which embraces tjvelv of the southern states, has done va uable work in the development an improvement of the cattle industry 1st annual meetings are of uriusu; interest and education valhe, nnd t) meeting this year promises to be or of the best ever held. As has been the custom at pa ? meetings of the association, sales i registered beef cattle will be he daring the convention. The sal at Boanoke will consist of over 01 hundred head of short horns, Her ford3 and Aberdeen-Angus selecti from among the leading herds the south. An instructive and inti eating feature in connection with tl part of the meeting will be the sho' of tale cattle to be held preceedi each sale. This will not tend to < sure ?-ie offerings of high quali but haying the cattle placed by co petent judges before they are s< should be of benefit and interest .prospective purchasers, especia those just starting in the pnrebi business. Total premiums amount! to approximately seren humlred <1 k, lars will "he awarded at the thi shows. Hatch early. The early chicks bri the pullets that lay the early ej and these bring the best prices. A Non-Part i?an Family Newspaper. Di BOONE. > BILL TO REDEEM SSTARTSIN HOUSE' to and take stock in said company when so formed and in this mannei raise the funds sufficient to take the stock required by this act to be furnished before the state subscribes its stock in said company, as hereinafter enacted." State Can Own 49 Per Cent The state does not become a participant in this construction until at least 51 per cent ot the stock has been raised by "persons- firm, or corporation, county, town o rt.ownship." Upon evidence of good faith and the payment of this amount of money for construction of one orj more roads, the state will subscribe to 49 per cent and issue serial bonds "payable in net less than 10 or more j than 40 years from the date of issue." | The bonds bear interest not ex' ceeding 5 per cent and are in $100, $500 and $1,000 denominations. The bill meets the Interstate Commerce clause by completing a trunk line. The road or roads adopted would connect with the WinstonSalem division of the southern somewhere near Mount Airy, or with the Southern at Statesville or Taylorsvine, and would touch the Norfolk and Western at West Jefferson, or at some point on the Vigginia and ' Tennessee line, to connect either with the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio or the Virginia and Southwestern, or the Louisville or Nashville, or any other railroad company that may hereafter j be formed. | This was much the most important ' thing that the house had today. Representative Bowie regards the bill the | most important measure which will 1 come before the assembly. He has ' | spent ail of the two years since he ;1 made a move in the house in working , out some plan by which the redempj tion of the lost country may be com> passed.?Charlotte Observer. NEW BUSINESS FOR BOONE \ i The J. E. Ashley Company will - occupy the Farthing stand when va cm ted by Mr. T. Hill Farthing, who ; will move into the ban!r*t>loik*'as . soon as it is completed. i This new business will be in charge i of Mrs. J. E. Ashley, who will carry i an up-to-date- line ol notions, novci1 ties and millinery. ; ( Mrs. Ashley comes to us with wide , experience in the merchantile world, t having been associated for a number r I with the Miller's of Knoxville. Tenn. - and C. F Cate Company of Johnson - City, Tenu. The new firm and the 1 p.L.ant buisness lady who will have t it in charge will be gladly welcomed , to our town, and, in advance we pret diet a spiendiu business for her. J COM MISS ION RES MEETING POST PONED UNTIL NEXT MONDAY r 2 On account of the iilness of the chairman of the Board of County s Commissioners, and the failure of - one of the members, Mr. James Milr ier. to be on band, on account of d weather conditions, the meeting was - postponed until next Monday. On t authority of a letter receiver by from >- the chairman, jyid Mr. Willmorn, the ? uuiji cieiiiuci uit'ssiib. ix yuu ua\ * (business before the Board, be or , hand next Monday. ' ! SEVERAL PASSENGERS INJURED J !N WRECK NEAR SUMPTER, S. C j. Sumpter, S. C., Peb. 1-?Severa n passengers were injured this morning when Atlantic Coast Line passengei I* train No. 35, southbound, collide! ^ head-on with a freight train at Pri " vateer, nine miles south of here. rj, G. C. Hnies, of Florence, S. C-, i l_ muii clerk, was the most seriously in j jured. Most of the other injured wen ? negroes, who sustained only bruises aj The track was expected to hi lc cleared early this afternoon. Trail |e No. 35 is operated between Florence S. C. and Augusta, Ga. at ? of* * * ??* Id SAYS CHURCHES SHOULD e? INVEST IN ADVERTISING ie * Every charch chould set uide ed * money to be used for newspaper in * advertising, Rev. J. T. Barber, ir- of tke committee on conservation lis and advance of the Methodist ws * Episcopal clturch, declared in bis * address in Chicago last Sunday, is* * >. "The church can send its met ty * sage in the papers to non-church m" * goers and to those of its mem >ld * bers detained at home because of to sic cness, business and otkercstusily ??," he said. od * "The preacher speaks to hunn? * dreds, while newspapers speak ol- * to thousands and millions. _C Church" members should assist * editors, but criticism of editors * and editorial policies are hsinninR * ful. The pulpit and press shfeuld BP * pall together and not apart." ?**** ** / v; evoted to the Best Interests of Boo vatauga county, north. car< CONDITIONS ARE I BAD INGERMANY An idea of post- war conditions In! Germany is gleaned from letters *eceived from distant kinspeopie in Beirthein by Frank Krauss, former postmaster at Waxhaw. "You will no. doubt be rather astonished to get a letter from here after so many years of unusual silence," one reads, "but I have been so lucky to get your address only a few days ago. i am the widow of your cousin, Wilhelm Krauss, from Munsler. I dare say family Krauss has probably mentioned us in letters to you. "I am sorry to inform you that my dear husband died quite suddenly lest year, leaving us and our dear little girl, Elizabeth (age of 14) be hind entirely devoid of, all means of living. Our two sons, aged 27 and 28 years, perished in (he awful war. Our elder son and elder daughter, striving themselves very hard for gaining their living, are equally un. able to support us. So I am often [very hard up, especially as everything is so dreadfully expensive. , "I have a small monthly allowance of 100 marks, but this sum is not even sufficient for a week. The worst of all is that I am often ill of late , and so little able to do haid work, j Even my sewing does not bring me I much, as my poor eyes get weaker \ and weaker. So you perhaps will un- j derstand and excuse my asking you! if you would kindly send me some j worn-out dresses of your daughters for my little girl and for myself. !I have a good hand at rearranging and getting up decently old things for us, and I ask you, too, to help me in getting my girl to a go-id school of dressmaking by sending me a few dollars so that I should be able to j pay her a place as an apprentice. "You may be sure that this pecu-l niary help should only serve as an | assistance for the education of my dear girl. And you may be equally sure that you are helping persons worthy to be helped. Please do notl be angry at my asking for help fromj you. If our poverty were not grow-; ing harder and harder every day, the prices of the more indispensable victuals rising continually, I should! never have allowed myself to write-. In unn in win "You are already a long time over there in your rich happy America. Let me hope that you have not quite forgotten your relations in your poor old Germany. , Mr. Krauss is of German parent-i age, but was born in this country. Ever since the signing of the armistice he has been sending food and money to his once, well-to-do but new war-impoverished relations in the old country. A glimpse of Christmas in the old country is given in another letter. " A German Christmas festival day, be it ever so humble or poor, is deeply moving. I wish you could spend Christmas eve, if it were only one time, with us in the way we observe the day. You would never forget it." Other extracts read: "You have doubtless read of the high cost- of living in Germany. It 1 is becoming oppressive. Most any 1 kind of food is unobtainable except 1 at excessive prices .... I am told that life hes grown more dif! ficulty even over there in your happy 1 free land. / "Under present conditions we fare ill, and things will not improve un> iess we obtain a large loan from America. S & .10 CENT STORE r 1 The Davidson Department Store . is making arrangments to add a 5, 10 & 25 cent department to their % store. They intend to carry as*com_ plete a line as a regular city 10c 5 store. The goods have already been * bought and the opening will be an^ nounced shortly. 1 NORTH CAROLINA T : HALFOFTHESPIND * Charlotte, Jan. 30.?A total o: * 285,868 additional spindles were in stalled in cotto nmills inthe soufcl * during the year 1922; 154,996, con siderably more th^n half of the total being installed in North Carolina * mills. * A total rff 807,720 Rnin^lw wil installed in southern cotton miil * during the present year. Of this nam * ber 583,700 will be installed in. Nortl " Carolina mills. v These figures are taken frot * Clark's annual spindle increase lis as compiled and published by th * Southern Textile Bulletin in its cui * rent number. The Clark list show , in detail the installation by state: ? Included in the statictical data pul ? lished by the Textile Bulletin is als , a knitting increase listting machine , were installed in the south durin . 1922. Of this number, North Cam , lina installed 1,008, Georgia bein second with 532, Tennessee thh < a Mti n?, and Watauga County, "the Leade 3L1N A, THURSDAY FEBRUARY 8 COMMERCIAL CLUB~I CHANGESJTS NAME The Boone Commercial Club, one of the most active organizations of 1 which tbe town has ever boasted, had its last meeting in the lobby of the Critcher Hotel Saturday night, and the body in the future will work under the mor? distinguished name oi ?rue Boone ubamber of Commerce/' the change being made by a unanimous vote of the large number of members present. Much business i of interest was transacted, and the ( gathering was very highly entertain- j ed for some time by an address from i Mr. Van Doozer, of Bloomfield, Neb., who is here looking after the estab- , lishment, or rather encouraging the ; ( establishment of a creamery in Boone. His talk was clear cut, logical and he , showed from statistics that nothing | would pay better* here, with our na- { turn! ldvantages, than a creamery A committee was appointed to take \ the matter up in further detail with j the visiting gentleman, and some con- , ferences have been held, but nothing , so far has been given out for publi- ; catiop. Watauga is rapidly forging \ to the front in her dairying business, i She now boosts of ten cheese factor- , ies with an annual out put of 150,I 000 pounds. Ar.J if u creamery could 1 be established here without interfer- * ing with the cheese industry, it would indeed, be another great asset for | the farmers'of the county. The pros| pects for its establishment, so far I as we have keen able to learn, are! fairly good, and we hope next week I , to be able to give something more , i definite concerning the big enter-J t prise. ! GOVERNOR DENIES ANY DEFICIT; IN NORTH CAROLINA TREASURY ! Governor Cameron Morrison in a , | statement issued Tuesday night declares that tne present revenue of the state justifies the general as- , sembly in making the provision for the state's institutions recommended ] for the ensuing two year^by the bud- ; ject commission, re-aaserts that there , in no deficit in the operating account | oi the stpte, except the excess of exI penditures over receipts as shown by ! rthe treasury report, ana claims that further information that he has ini dicates that the ultimate surplus will j be larger than the previous estimate I over which the conflict between the | Governor and Corporation Comnns| sioner A. J. Maxwell aiose. j Among other things the Governor says: ; "There is no deficit in the state treasury of this state, except in the mere cash on hand, and today we are in process of collecting taxes j levied by the last general assembly but not yet collected, aggregating about the following sums: "'Income tax $3,aOG,GCG. "Railroad taxes $600,000. "Insurance premium taxes $415,i 000. j "Miscellaneous taxes at least $400, ; ooo. ~ i I "Total $4,015,000. "One great corporation was written up since the budet commission l report and the autitors claim they owe $300,000 more income tax for 1921 than they have paid. From the facts given to me 1 think this will be collected. | am satisfied the outstanding 1 taxes will make a cold five million odd dollars. North Carolina was among the first | I states to begin tick eradication work and is about the last to finish the job. Are you feeding your child tuberculosis? It might be worth while to have that dairy herd tested. ! In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of^grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams and4 the stars of mid-night. O HAVE MORE THAN LES IN WHOLE SOUTH ( with 614 and Virginia fourth with - 328. 1 North Carolina leads the entire - South in the total number of cot, ton mills, having a total of* 501 i mills with 5,330.188 spidles, 78,000 looms and 18,290 knitting ma1 chines. South Carolina has 180 cotton s mills with 5.135,404 spindles, 119, 504 looms ar.d 1,473 knitting mall chines. Georgia has 17G cotton mills ^ with 2,788,988 spindles ,90,132 looms n and 6,913 knitting machine.-. 4. It may deducted from the fige uves given that North Carolina in - stalled more than 50 per cent, of all s the spindles installed in the Soutl 5 last yeu. She will install more thai 72 per cent of the spindles being inl0 stalled in the South during this year ,s She installed 37 pe rcent of the knit g ting machines installed last year. I- It is remarkable that the toal asm ? i d (Continued on page two) " r of Northwestern Carolina." , 1923*. COMPLETE LNVESTIG/ FINANCES IS ORDERE Follow* Denunciation at Jo of Maxwell's Deficit Fi Those Who Assert Stab Its Revenues. RALEIGH, N. C., Feb. 2.?The 'Corth Carolina general assembly tolay passed and ratified a resolution introduced by Senator Harris of ft'ake County which calls for an investigation by the finance committee t he house and senate of the coalition of the state's finances. The resolution empowers the committee to call witnesses, examine ; looks and report its findings to the reneral assembly. Vigorously denouncing Corpor:ion Commisioner, A. J. Maxwell for --- *?-- ^ [...tr.i.niuii VX- u ttcauM: UI1 me llliail:ial condition of the slate which he characterized as "untrue*' and asserting that, its publication was motivated by a vindictive attitude toward the administration and its cor.-1 Btructive program. Governor Morrisan in a half-hour address to a joint session of the genera! assembly at neon today demanded a complete ! investigation of the state's finances by the legislature. "A situation has arisen concerning the fiscal affairs of the state 1 which in my opinion makes it my , puly to come before you and submit j the remarks I am about to address j to you," the governor began, and aftyer discussing the figures that were j incorporated in the Maxwell article j to which he referred and giving the ! source of his authority for the ata'cc -1 ment he made in his biennial address j on the sta*. of finances, he closed with a deniil of the Maxwell figures. "It isn't true," the governor declaied in his impassioned conclusion, "and I demand of this general assembly that this matter he investigated and this man exposed in that slander of the state whose bread he eats." Opening his remarks upon Mr. Maxwell s treatise, Governor Morrison! said "an official of the state of North] Carolina, holding a position of honor j whi."$ h^Ofcas held fftr a 'org tinie.p n.-?-s nmue nil USSUIl oil ine S MC fiscal system and attempts to show the itentuier's report unt*u.x" He c< iitinued saying, "that part, of the press so hostile to the present | A administration could not be except-! ed to do otherwise had sought to have j the general assembly believe i have | n given faise and misleading informs- Cl tion" about -A ... v.a state's tinancial | f, affairs and th:s be had ign?*ied. he, tj stated, < ?.?; .-g %.hai the statements} coming from Mr Maxwell, an officer I p of ti; iate, must receive consider-j a ":f Mr. Maxwell's statements are s ?? :.ae go- amor <aid, "the treas-|n urtr of the state has Made ar. untrue] a repo't. If the treasurer's report is true. ' he add d, "then Maxwell's ^ rtie'v- is false." u "Make a prompt and fearless in- . vestigation and wherever the wrong c lies, p ace it,"' Governor Morrison urged. and proceed to discuss the figr.res involved, telling the general as- ; sembly that. Treasurer Lacy in his t biennial report showed a deficit of c $1,8 *?3,805.41 and stated that the re- r port was made of June 30, 1022, the t ? 1 _ i. _ L . 1 .* - ? I closing uttie 01 me state s usc.u year. ; "That is the oniy'deficit the treas- , urc-r," the governor stated, and he f added that Mr. Moody of the treas- , urer's office said today that those j * were the facts. j i Mi. Maxwell says there are other j deficits," the governor concluded, | "stating that there is one back of i that deficit. Of what character would I be the treasurer's report which gave rce actual condition of the fiscal 1 | year if back of that deficit would be one not brought forward? -We deal with the fiscal year," the governor declared. "This is a ser?ou. matter, because th; recommt ndations 1 have made to you, because all of the recommendations of the budget commission were made on a, basis of that report." lie added that there were those, inspired by malice and venom seeking to injure the governor of this state by trying to make statements that were npt true. Maxwell alone 1 dicmifv with com plaint," he continued, and he called attention to the fact that the budget commission was a legislative committee and not an administrative one, and asserted that this body had found | ' the figures as to the, state's finan-l cial affiars upon which an ultimate 1 surplus was base suiftcier.t for the | commission to make them the basis j I for its recommendations." 1' Here Is Maxwell's View of the State I Finances The article to which the governor excepted in his address before a joint - session of the general assembly was published in the mornings today un der the lignature of A. J. Maxwell, (Continued on page two) n * ?? Published Weekly NUMBER 15 iTION OF STATE'S D BY LEGISLATURE int Session of Assembly gures?Governor Scores e is Running Behind in GOVERNOR IS VICTOR IN FIGHT WITH OPPOSITION The tidal wave of political reaction which hit Raleigh over the week end has been forced to recede and Governor Morrison stands out clearly as the overwhelming victor in the greatest and most determined fight that has been made in his adminisI fpsftAi. " ^ It was a mighty h!cw that struck last week, bet it didn't have the force behind it to carry it on. It was a "smokejci tun" and when a determined public began to dig in it found there wasn't anything justifying the battle that was waged. Every move now assures a Morrison victory, and the chief executive has won in a fight which had as its motive his political destruction. The 1922 general election disclosed hardly more clearly than than the flood of messages to the legislature and Governor Morrison during the past few days the true aetiment of the people of the state in the matter of continued progress. They demonstrated their lack of interest in politics and the fullness of their souls in the betterment and development of their state. - Morrison stands for that and the state has proved through the genuineness of its response that it is with him. Some politicaal observers are forecasting two weeks before Morrison will know if he has won or been defeated, but there is enough in the pledges of fighting support and the general amendment of the recognised North Carolina to swear by am Ihr" admini*tra tion U victorious. Charlotte Observer. RBUCKLE TO BECOME A MOVIE DIRECTOR Roscoe C. ("Patty") Arbuckle anounced last week he had signed a jo 21 tract to direct motion pictures or a comedy film corporation, and lat he was done with acting.'* "My greatest ambition is to make eople laugh and make them happy, nd I can do it best as a director o? omedies," he said in a prepared tatement. "This ?s ???y change to lake good in the right way and in proffession that I know and love nd in a way that will meet*the apirova! of all. 1 start work at once, nd from now on you will only hear rora me through the medium of the omedies that I direct." The comedian recently announced ie would appear ir. a film being made n a Hollywood studio. Religious and >ther organizations in various parts ?f the country protested against the cinstatement of the actor because >f the nature of testimony produced n his trials for manslaughter in conlection with the death of Miss Virrinia Uappe in San Francisco last rear, which ended in his acquittal. LOCAL IHilLIHNG & LOAN'SGROWTH New- Year Finds Association Making Remarkable Strides?Secretary H. H. Green* F.nthusiastic. From an interview with the Secretary of the Watauga Building and I.oan Association we gather that Wataugans have opened their eye? to the benefits of such an institution, and arc offering their support in liberal measures. Mr. Greene tolls us tha tone year ago the Association had received in installments $3,793.50, and had made loans of 2,800.00. During January only of this year $12,184.00 has been paid in and loaned, while the total loans aggregate $25,715.83. Application^ for stock are being made daily and Mr. Greene says that no doubt the business if this month will exceed the above figures for JanA welcome guest in your home, bringing good reports of the progress of your friends and your communi- \ I ty?the home town paper. Worms won't injure your cabbage I this summer if you know how to .* control them. Write the Agricultural -:4 Extension Service, Raleigh for C135. yjg "Dusting of cabbage and collards to "i. control wonna."

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