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VOLUME XLII. NO. 46
DOUGHTON NOT TO
FORU. S. SENAT1
Lons Service * nri R??king in Houi
Appe?i to "Farmer Bob" and H
in Content to Let Bowie, Hoey an
Bob Reynold* Fight It Out Wit
Morriton for Seat. Definitely O*
of Senate Picture.
Congressman R. L. Doughfon wi
not oppose Senator Cameron Morr
son for the Democratic nominatio
to the United States Senate, he tol
A friends here last week. This dei
nite statement sets at rest persisted
rumors and demands that he leav
his berth in the Hotase of Represer
tatives and make a fight for th
For a while Congressman Dougt
ton did not take seriously the rt
quests from his friends that lie.ru
for the Senate, but in recent week
the demands have become so nunh
rous that he felt the necessity c
definitely removing himself from th
There are several reasons vh
Congressman Dough ton does not wis
to forsake the House of Represent?
4 tives. His long service in the IT oils
makes him one of its ranking men
hers and his power in that body :
surpassed by few. He stands a chanc
of becoming a highly important fij
ure on the powerful Ways and Mear
committee, on which body he wi
be the fourth ranking member -i
the coming session.
Other prospects on the Dem<
cratic list to oppose Senator Moi
rison are former Congressman Clyd
R. Hor>y of Shelby, -Judge - -Tarn (
Bowie of Jefferson and Robert 1
Reynolds of Asheville.
It is generally known that Mi
Iloey, one of the most brilliar
statesment in North Carolina, is gi\
ing the matter seroius consideratior
but the opinion prevails locally tha
he has injured himself by appcarin
us a lobbyist for the power interest
at the current session of the Nort
Carolina General Assembly. But i
a race against Senator Morrison tha
would not be greatly to his advar
tage, since the Morrison love for th
Duke folk is a mafter of record.
Mr. _Rr,U?in tk la n**A*xra+r\r\A
not fully ffectcled' What he will d
about the race, but his projccte
candidacy lias not attracted a gres
deal of attention locally.
As for Mr, Reynolds, "Our Bob
of a former campaign against Sent
tor Overman, he may do any thin*
In reply to a question from a r<
porter for the News-Topic who w?
in Asheville the other day, Mr. Kcyt
olds said, "Sure, 1 am going to run,
but his broad smile was disaiminj
If as many as a dozen persons'
fe mally meeting caused the confusio
and leap into the race it's an eve
bet that he will leap ferociously. -M
Reynolds loves a race, and he mak<
a good one, whether it be for muyc
of Asheville, lieutenant governor c
North Carolina or for the Unite
Watauga Included in
New Automobile Lav
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Raleigh, N. C.?Watauga is amor
the 32 counties in the State include
in the provisions of the bill passe
both houses of the General Assen
bly and ratified May 13, which pe
r?iie i- -llM - C x.1 k.
??iw? vuu; ia.\ . iiiturs ujl ?aest; coji
ties to call for and have dcliverc
to them by the State Commission'
of Revenue the names and address,
of all owners of automobiles in su?
counties, as of April 1 each year.
The bill was originally introduci
to apply to Buncombe County onl
a State-wide bill of like natur
sponsored by the North Carolina T:
Relief association, having been kilb
** early in the session. The Buncoml
Bill almost met a like fate, but w:
brought out after two or thr<
months and was passed, the other '
counties having been added. T1
argument was that le?3 than ha
the automobiles in some of the coui
ties weie given in for taxation ai
thu3 escaped ad valorem taxes.
IThe counties are required to p:
the costs of preparing and doliverii
Watauga Man Receives
Promotion in U. S. Arm
Fort Shifter, Honolulu, Hawaii.Promotion
of Privsto finit^rlnRS "Ri
In. Hodges, aon of Mr. and Mrs. .
Hodges of Boone, to the grade.
Corporal was announced recently
regimental headquarters of the 84
Coast Artillery, Sort Shafter, T. I
iv here Corporal Hodges is now si
tioned on foreign service.
Corporal Hodges arrived in Hot
lula on August 11, 1920. His pron
tion is based on personal efficients
The 64th Coast Artillery of whi
Corporal Hodges is a member in Bi
tery E, is the anti-aircraft regime
of Hawaii, and is the regiment whi
forms the guards of honor for a
bassadors, generals, governors, cc
suls and other notables visiting He
| | Local Baptists Return
Rev. P. A. Hicks, Smith Hagauii
4 Clyde Greene and Profeosoi> J.
Li Williams returned Sunday cveni
from Birmingham, Ala., where th
e were in attendance during the pi
i week on the sessions of the Southe
j Baptist Convention. The trip w
made by motor, the entire distan
[t being negotiated without riiishup.
More than eight thousand de
gates visited Birmingham during t
three-day convention, and ma
II speakers iof national ' and- intern
I tional importance were heard, amo
whom was Dr. Rushbrook, noted Li
j don minister. The local gentlem
j express themselves as being hig-t
I pleased with the results of the cc
'e rAITMTV II AM 17 MAI
wuni 1 iivifii'i nui
1- Northwest Carolina Utilities F.xtexi
?f Transmission Lines to Poor
t Fann. Company Erecting: a
New Power Plant.
h G. T. Bobbins of Slewing Rot
i- district manager for the Northwi
<e Carolina Utilities, has announced t
completion of a three-mile link
is transmission "line from Vilas to t
:e County Home and current was c
I- pected to have been available at t
is poor house the first of the week.
11 Information also comes that t
n company is now building a line frt
Roaring Gap to Sparta, and that
>- hydro plant is being: , installed
i> Sharps Falls, near Warrensville,
e North Fork of New River. The
projects involve the expenditure
t. about $75,000.
Mr. Robbins further states th
p. Sparta and West Jefferson will
it connected and that it is likely th
r- lines will be constructed from the
i, through Boone to connect with t
it Shulls Mills system at Vilas, a:
g probably reaching to Trade, Tenn.
| AGED VET DIES AT
: MONTEZUMA HOM
lS John Carpenter, Father of Mrs. L?
trcll Passes Away Wednesday of
^ Lr.st Week. Veteran of the
Mr. John Carpenter, aged 85, Cc
recid-ate veteran an-.; prominent ci
aen of Montczunm, died at his hoi
there last Wednesday, following
13 illness occasioned by the natural i
'j firmitics of his great age. Fonei
services were conducted from t
'' Methodist Church Frida. by Re1
L" Edwards and Kent, and burial w
"(in the community cemetery. The fl
n teal offerings were profuse.
L' Mr. Carpenter was married to M
!S Mary Manner 59 years ago. atyri -<
en children survive: 0. \V. Carpc
j ter, Portland, Ore.;-A. W., X.o
d Beach, Calif.-. C. E., Newland; M
Shern^Un Calloway, Pineolir; M
Mack Luttreli,' Boone; Mrs. A.
Sherrard, Port Deposit, Md.M
Claude Hughes, tTewlaiid; Twen
V five grandchildren and 13 gre:
grandchildren also survive,
ig Mr. Carpenter was well known
:d Boone where ho had frequently v
:d ited during the oast years with M
a- Luttreli. and attracted many frien
r- who grieve because of his death.
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:d *?- ri r- .i i"
er miss r-isie r artnmg w ei
| Mr. J. Andrew Morga
At. four o'clock Sunday afterno
' Miss Elsie Farthing of Boone becai
' the bride of Mr. J. Andrew Morg)
' Cury, N. C., in a ceremony p
!(j formed by Rev. P. A. Hicks al t
*e Farthing home. Only members of t
jj, immediate families and a few cl<
je friends were present Immediate
> j following the ceremony, Mr. and M
Morgan left .by automobile for
brief trip to dov.'n-state points. Th
n_ will return to Boone within a f
days, where it is thought likely th
will make their future home.
Mrs. Morgan is the daughter
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Farthing
Boone, has spent her entire life
this city, and is immensely popu
throughout the section. She receix
her education at the A. T. S. he
and later was an honor gradu:
y from Carson-Newman College, J
ferscn City, Tenn. For the past t
_ years she has beer, principal of i
.n Trade (Tenn.) Junior High Schoc
H. Hr. Morgan is a former B. ?.
of U. field worker of the Baptist St
at Board and is intensely interested
th< church work. For the past year
L, has served as principal of the Be
el Junior Higjh School on Boa'
Dam. He is a graduate of Wj
[O- Forest College.
r. JAMES MORETZ PLACED ON
ch CONFEDERATE PENSION RO
nt Raleigh, N. C.?Senator Willi
ch R. LovilVs biil to place the na
m- of James Morctz, of Watauga Cot
in- ty, on the Confederate pension r
tn- lias i>cen passed fey both honses
the General Assembly nnd ratifie
Newspaper, Devoted to the j
>NK, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAI
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Chippewa Indians View H
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.'CfiSS O-MP-MP tfi<>U'pd nor? nf tU.%
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* meat camp creek i
0? One of County's Best Tro?it Streams f
Available to Anglers. Record
CatoSes Reported. Howards
Creek Closed Till June.
jl0 Meat Camp Creek, one of the finest
trout streams of the county, 1
a which is now undev lease to the Wa- c
at tauga Chapter, Izaak Walton League, 1
on was officially opened to fishermen
,so last Friday morning, and from re- \
. nnrtc fro?! Lasgus vffi- ?
cials, wardens and anglers, it is de- 1
al duced that catches of the brook and 1
lje rainbow trout have been unusually 1
laige, even exceeding the catches v
which were reported from Howards i
n(j Under the original plan Meat Gnmp t
will now remain open to those who
have the necessary license and per- .4
niit for a period of fifteen days. At c
the same time Howards Creek is y
ciosed and the waters are being re- c
Eplenishcd with liberal quantities of t
brook trout from the Rutherwood t
hatchery. These fish are for the most c
part of a size well within the limit A
?i- of the law, j
It is to be remembered that in' rJ
addition to securing the county or[s
omie uctnse, as the ease may be, ?
all those fishing in Meat Camp or c
>n- Howards Creek must be provided with a
ti- a 'pcrmib from the League. This y
ne costs one dollar, and wardens are eni- tj
an ployed to see to it that all anglers P
n- are complying with the regulations, ?
a1 Ten trout of legal size are allowed ?
he as a day's catch.
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as DAUGHTER OF CHARLES S.
lo- STEVENSON BADLY INJURED
iss Little Julia Spargo Stevenson, the is
V 20-monlhs-old daughter of Mr. and o
n- Mrs. C. S. Stevenson, who have been t
ng visiting Mrs. Stevenson's mother, 1
rs. Mrs. Eli Beam, on East Main Street A
fs. (Cherryville), had the misfortune of a
C falling from Mrs. Beam's front porch ti
rs. last Thursday afternoon, breaking! p
ty- her leg just below her hip. She wasjf
at- rushed to Dr. Roberts, bone special- j g
ist, at Gastonia, and the injured limb j o
in was placed in a plaster cast. The lit-! a
is- tie child is resting very easy at the'fc
rs- present.?Cherryville Eagle. 11
is REVENUE BILL: ENn
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Raleigh, N. C.?The North Cato- t
on linu Senate and House of Represon- s
me tatives have bseii passing the hall t
?n, back and forth rapidly for several a
er- days, with the most hopeful signs n
:he yet appearing that it will come to s
he rest on compromising central lines, b
se while Senator Hallett S. Ward, of li
?ly Beaufort, investigating charges of 11
rs. attempts at corruption and bribery n
a of Senators, has found little more f
iey than the usual "loose talk" which e
cw might be expected. b
ey The conference committee of the
two houses promised the House on a
of Friday that it expected to have a i:
of report for the meeting at 3 o'clock t
in Monday and hope, as well as belief, c
lar is that the House will come to the s
r?d -more than half-way point to which o
re, the Senate is attempting to meet its S
ite co-ordinate body, adopt a Revenue n
ef- bill that will afford practically all t
Wo the relief asked by those opposed to t
Ihe j any ad valorem tax and permit the a
il. | General Assembly to adjourn by next f
P. | Saturday. v
ate I The conference plan is for a 15- b
in j cent ad valorem tax, raising about
he! $4,500,000, the remainder of the v
th- fund of $18,000,000 to be raised by h
cerl the State, for the support of the a
lke six-months school term and aid for s
the extended term. The present rate ii
is SO cents on the $100 as a basis g
for participating in the equalising 4
LL fund; out in nearly all counties the s
rate is higher, running above $1 for "
am school purposes. The State-wide 15-1
me cent rate would give great relief. The r
an- State fund is to be supplemented by r
oil, increased income and franchise 1
d. The point is made that as condi '
Best Interests of Northwe?
lOLIN'A, THURSDAY. MAY 21, 183
eap Big Chicago Tepees
-line o? tlie Western Metropolis, I
D0PPIES SATURDAY E
*l?xns Worked Out for Distribution of T
Memorial Flowers. Bulk of Pylon- 1
ey Secured Will Be Used for
Relief Work in County. v
Millions of Americans will pay 1
tone to the country's World War $
lead Saturday by wearing tbe little ?
ed poppy of Flanders Fields. Early ^
Saturday morning a number of the s
romen of the local American Legion
V .tvHU... ...ill i ii . i- e o
kUAstiarj ??.;? ilIEi:. WWIft UJ
noviding the people of Boone and a
Vatauga County with their poppies. n
'reparations for the sale have been ?
worked out in such detail that r.o one ^
n the city will be without oppor- z
unity to buy and wear a poppy, ac- 1*
brding to Mrs. Lloyd Isaacs, gen- j'
>ral chairman of the activity. A larg- "
r hale of poppies is expected in the
:ity and county than ever before. 1
The bulk of the money which the J
itizc-ns of Watauga will pay for their
ioppies will remain here in the couny
and will be used for the relief
if disabled veterans and needy famiifcs
cdL-j^bexans during tbe coming L
>ear. Mrs. leaned ovrlainn^ Thn
soppy sale is the principal source of
upport. for the continuous relief proram
which the Auxiliary Unit is
arrying out. As heavier demands
re being- made on the Auxiliary this u
ear than at any time in the past, n
he organization is hoping that move t
eople than ever before will "honor
he dead and serve the living" by v
rearing a poppy Saturday. May 23. d
lMF.RICaN legion will
STAGE FIDDLERS EVENT J.
Watauga Post. American Legion. c
; completing plans for tfce staging v
f an old-time fiddlers convention inl n
he courthouse in Boone on June c
2th and lXth, it-was announced by! I!
adjutant Ralph G. Greer Monday,]
nd a preliminary advertisement of] *
he event is carried in. this issue. The i '
roceeds from the event will be used jo
or the benefit of the American Leion
Band, fees for instructor and *
ther incidentals. The band is now
most creditable one, and bids fair r
o be as good as the best, with con- .
inued hard work. ?
r DEADLOCKED ON I
> NOT YET IN SIGHT c
ions now are ihe plan might fall ^
hn'Tf rvf tVlP VaVl-a/1 nac,rrA,l
hat in normal time;;, as they might
rrive again before 11.e end of the
ext biennium, the fund would be ti
ufficient. But an act has been passed d
y this session which would permit c
on-owing on short term notes and a
a anticipation of taxes, any funds
leeded to supplement the scnool a
unds appropriated, so much an e
mergency as lower revenues may ^
e met f
The Senate is receding consider- S
bly from its original position and it 3
3 hoped that the House will come
0 these -terms, instead of standing K
ut for its no advalorem tax for a
chool support. Some of the leaders a
f that group, such as Union Spence,
1 oore, and H, C. Connor. Wilson, r
lembers of the conference commit- a
ee, have now adopted the view that n
he nion^v cannot be raised without a
small ad valorem tax and voted ?
or the 20-cent ad valorem plan, "
,-hich the House refused last week ?
y a GO to 43 vote. c
The Senate again during last week
oted down the so-called luxury tax *
>y an increased margin, 2o to 23,
nd again turned down the general
ales tax proposal by the overwhelm- 1
ng vote of 30 to 9. The MacLean f
roup held a caucus Friday and about I
5 of the number again *ook their h
tend against any plan that includes 1
'one cent of ad valorem. Joeephus r
ianiels and Thomas C. (Tam) Bowie t
net with them, although newspaper t
nen generally were not admitted. J
Ihey counseled holding out against t
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?t North Carolina
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Vlany Reservations at
Daniel Boone Hotel
Mi. J. S. Eilerbe, manager of the
Danic! Boone Hotel, considers last
vcek by far the best one of the year,>
\ hen an unprecedented number of
tourists for this season made brief
Mr. Elcrbe further states that iiife
lications for the summer arc flatering?reservations
are being made;
rlmost daily, and predicts that oncej
.he tourist season is in full swing,
the Daniel Boone will have capacity!
rrowds. Far northern as well as extreme
southern points are represent-'
id in the reservations already made,
ir.d it is entirely probable that one
ir two figures of national note will
ipend their vacations in Boone this;
NAMED AS POLICE!
soard ot Aldermen Select Successors i
to Gross and Wyke. Norris Has
I~lad Long F.xperience as Deputy.
Swift Former Mayor.
Messrs. Clint Norris and R. S.
>wift have been appointed bv the
)oard of aldermen to constitute the
rnlicc force of Boone, succeeding
Messrs.* Lee Gross and Poly Wvke,
ormer incumbents. The new force
vill, in addition to routine police
lulies; collect the taxes and water
ills, as did the former officers. Ufiler
the arrangement, Mr. Norris will j
iave charge of the tax honks while
Ir. Swift will collect for water and
Mr. Norris has had long cxperince
as deputy sheriff and has made
splendid officer. Mr. Swift was
loyor for two years and is in a portion
to render the best of service.
trith the co-operation of the citiens,
it. is expected that these two
entlemcu will uphold their part of
he city administration in an admivale
fEGGlAN SHOT BY
.oad trow l.uger Halls Would-be
Robber of Filling Station at Valmeaii
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til Officers Arrived.
Fred Klutz, employee and night
watchman ni the Gulf filling station
ear Valmoad, shot and rerliaps faaily
wounded John Laney of that
ection Sunday morning at 1 o'clock
'hen Lnney and Leonard Harris unertook
to burglarize the station in
'hich he was sioepitlnu- as a precaulOimry
measure. The prowlers passed;
ho station and east a soda era re
hrough one o? the windows, to asertain
whether or not the building
'as inhabited. Klutz was awakened
nd stationed himself at a slrategial
position. They returned in a few
uinutes, Laney stood watch cf. the
ront and Harris attempted to make
ntr: ice at the rear. Kbits ifi'ed
hrough the front door, the nutlet
l oin a German Luger cnttiiiM a gash
h rough the stomach of Lahey,
.'heeled and held Harris at bay with
be gun until an officer came and
iiade the arrest.
Latest reports indicate that the inured
man ha? very slight changes of
ecovery. Klutz posted bond in the
am of" $500 and will appear at a
niblic hearing later. Harris is in jail
pithout privilege of baii to answer a
^ivitan Club Holds
Business Session j
Aii interesting business meeting of-.
he Civitaii Club was held last Thurs-!
ay evening. May 1-lth, at 7:S0 o'-,
lock at the Daniel Boone Hotel, with J
large attendance of members.!
winong other items of business was.
. report from the committee onj
reeling a road sign at Wytheville.J
:a., directing tourist traffic through
Joone and Blowing Rock. Mr. A. F.
Iwiffc was introduced to the clnb and
poke on the erection ox the sign.
K. M. Wellraan was elected a deleate
to the International 'Convention
,t St. Louis, with Russell Hodges
nd A. E. South us alternates.
A committee was appointed to arange
Charter Night with a meeting
t Banner Elk. A nominating committee
was appointed to report at the
ext business meeting, which is reguir
time for election of officers. A
umber of brief speeches were made
ft the interest of the work of the
TVE TO FIVE STORE
SUPPLANTS FASHION SHOP
Mr. J. B. Brewer of Chattanooga,
>110., has arrived in Boone witli his
amily and is making ready to open a
^ive to Five Store in the building
litherto used by the Fashion Shop, j
rhe opening date has been set for
lext Thursday nod the line will feaure
.wares from five cents to five
loilars. The remaining stock of the
'ashion Shop, it is understood, has
icon absorbed in the deal. Mr. and
Irs. Brewer are making their home
it the Commercial Hotel.
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$1.50 PER YEAR
ATSON TRIED W
i 0NNECTI0N WITH
I )EATH OF WOMAN
^ -d Citizen of Stony Fork Hailed
-efore Justice Hahn to Answer
" 'harge of Murder After Testimony
of Stone- Released When Accuser
Refuses to Reiterate Charges. Big
Crowds Attends Trial,
William Watson, 60-year-old resij
dent of Stony Fork Township, was
I arraigned before Magistrate Edwin
j N. Hahn Tuesday afternoon to ani
swer a charge of murder in connec
HB Nvictt me cieain oi iViattic Bentley.
Watson was arrested Monday
afternoon upon a warrant issued at
the instigation of Clint Stone, confesed
slayer of the Bentley woman,
who after having confessed to the
details of the sordid crime, was committed
to jail by Justice Hahn without
privilege of bail. Monday, howover,
Stone seemed to have decided
that he had help in the commission
of the crime and signed a warrant
for Watson's arrest, stating to the
Sheriff that the later had fired one
of the two shots which ended the life
of Mattie Bentley.
A large crowd was present at the
arraignment of Watson. Attorney
John II. Bingham appeared for the
defense and T. E. Bingham as prosecutor.
When the attorneys were
ready for trial, however, Stone sent
the court word from his celi that he
was in no condition cither mentally
or physically, to testify in the matter.
Dr. J. 13. Haganian, county coronei,
was secured to examine Stone,
and told the court that aside from
an extremely nervous condition, the
reluctant witness was fit physically
and mentally, in so far as his examination
revealed. Stone Was then
brought to court, where, in a frightened
undertone, he reiterated his inability
"to swear" because of menial
incapacities, explaining that some times
llis mirirl who
...,o gyuu, OUIUULIIII^
bad. He* appeared void of all faculties
of memory, insisting he did not
remember the charges made against
Mr. Watson, but when asked if they
were the truth, answered in the affirmative.
When it was impossible
to secure testimony from him to corroborate
his charges, he was returned
to jail and the case against Mr. Wat- . .*-$
son dismissed. - "
Mr. Watson is a prominent citizen
of his community, a prosperous farmer,
and is known as a good man.
Public opinion is that he was in no
wise connected with the murder ease,
but that Stone, prompted by fright,
tried to arrange to have company in
his sorry plight. The murdered woman
is. said to have resided on Mr.
Watson's property, but no motive
could be assigned which would incriminate
him. He is said to have
been prepared to show the court
definitely that on the day the murder
was committed he spent his en- ?
the time with his usual farm work.
Grace Church Celebrates
Second Anniversary Sun.
Rev. F. L. Conrad, of High Point,
is conducting a series of evangelistic
opfAneac ft + draco Lutheran Church
this Week in connection with the Bible
school At 7:45 each evening the
song service begins, and at 8 o'clock
the eminent divine delivers a sermon.
Interest is said to he running high,
ami good crowds art in at tendance
at each service.
The second anniversary of the dedication
of Grace Church will he celebrated
Sunday . There will be preach.,
itig in the morning, dinner on the
giounds, and a service again in the
after noon. Pastor J. A. Yount extends
an invitation to the public to
come, bring baskets for the picnic
lunch, and enjoy the day with his
Ford Truck Caravan
Stops in City Monday
A caravan of Ford trucks, numbering
about twenty and including
commercial units of the various types
and colors, stopped over with the
Watauga Motor Company for an hour
Monday. Numbers of residents of the
county came to town and inspected
the different types of vehicles, while
salesmen were on hand to arrange
demonstrations and assist in solving
the manifold transportation needs of
Forty different bodies, two differ
exit chasses, three wheej bases and
38. different colors are now being
offered in the Ford, which is now
said to he the most comprehensive
line of low-priced commercial motors
on the market.
E. A. POE AND MARK SQUIRES
INJURED IN AUTO ACCIDENT
A head-on automobile accident
near Whitnel on Saturday night resulted
in the painful injury of
Messrs. Mark Squires and E. A. Poe
of Lenoir. Miss Mary Kate Headrick
and Miss Elizabeth Icenhour, occupants
of the other car, suffered from
slight injuries and shock. Poe and
Squires received cuts and severe
bruises. Both automobiles are said
to have been completely destroyed.
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