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VOLUME XLIII, NO. 23
BE SECURED HER
J. D. Horton Will Have Charge
Sale of New Tags. Different Ra
ing> Apply This Year. Office to 1
Established at Courthouse for Co
venience of Public. Applicati<
Card to Be Presented Here.
James D. Horton, manager of tl
local motor club office, has a
nounced that he will dispense the ne
license plates for autos beginning <
December 15th, and that an office
to be established with the Clerk of tl
Cour* for the convenience of the pu
lie. He attended a regional meetii
of the Motor Club at Morganton ye
terday, where plans for the licen
sales were outlined.
Manager TTorton said that in vie
of the fact that next year's lice v.
fees will be based on weight rati*
than horsepower, especial effor
have been made by Motor Club ai
State officials to take every preca
tion that will add to servicing ve>
Vehicle owners are urged to c
operate by buying plates early ar
to encourage this the department hi
ruled that 1932 tags may be place
in use any time after December 1
The local motor club manager mac
an especial plea that vehicle ownc
preserve the white registration cai
mailed from Raleigh. The State la
requires that any vehicle operated c
the liighxvavs nfte?- .Innnarv 1 cf mn
carry 1932 license plates.
Automobile license plates will n>
have classification letters but plat
for pneumatic-tire trucks will ha^
the letter "T" and tags for solid-fi)
trucks will carry "TS." Fee for ai
tomobiles is 55 cents per hundrc
pounds with a minimum fee of 12.5
Truck plate fees are computed a
cording to chassis weight, plus rat
carrying capacity, plus overload, ;
the rate specified for gross weight.
Vehicle owners may procure licem
on and after December 15tli at an
Carolina Motor Club office by pr
senting the proper fee with applie;
tion card issued by the Motor Vehic
Department. Owners are especial!
cautioned to retain the applicatio
card, but if it is lost or destroye?
license may be issued upon present!
tion of title to the vehicle. Whe
license is secured on.a title for a ue
or used car'or truck \\ is necessai
that a temporary application card t
filled out and license applicants wi
save time and inconvenience by pr<
serving the white application car
mailed from Raleigh.
North Carolina's 1932 plates wi
reverse the 1931 color scheme an
will be black numerals on a yello'
pnAiv n i m i iim a **
fltuivi tATAWbA 11>
BIG CHARITY GAM!
Charlie Moran'i Indiana Fall Befoi
Offensive of Mountaineera. Tri]
lelt Makes 90-yard Run for Toud
down in Second Quarter. Fitzge
aid Kicks Field Goal in Final Qua
ter. Score 15 to 7.
The Mountaineers of Appalacliis
State College climaxed a fine Beasc
hy defeating Catawba Cllcge in
charity game at Charlotte by tl
score of 15 to 7 last Saturday.
Featuring the game was the grei
defensive work of the line in tw
good line attempts by the Indian
The State team held twice on the la
white line, duplicating the great lii
work of two years ago against Ca
son-Newman. The backs played
great defensive against the Catawl
aerial attack and cut short their o
Triplett broke into the scorir
with a dashing run of 90 yards (
the opening kick-off in the secoi
half that placed the Mountaineers
the lead for the first time durii
In the first quarter Catawl
counted when Appanitas went over <
a three-yard line drive, and plac
kicked the extra point. Walker, A
palachian fullback, broke loose fi
twenty-six yards to place the ball i
the 11-yard line, and Fit2gerald at
bled the remaining distance for tl
touchdown of the next play, leavit
the score 7 to 6 in Catawba's favor
Fitzgerald placed the game on tl
ice for the Mountaineers with a 2
six-yard field goal in the last qua
ter. Catawba was defeated early
the season for the Little Six chai
pionship, and the charity game w
a fitting climax to the Mountaineei
ATTEND FOOTBALL GAME
Among those who attended t
Appalachia-Catawba charity footb:
game at Charlotte 1; st Saturday we
the following from Boone: Pat W
Guire, David Gre-ne, Guraey Brir
ley, Bernard Dough ?rty, Professc
Norton and Wilson, tie Witt Barne
Frank Wyke, Jack Hodges. About
co ' ge students are said to have I
C* ?-v^| ^
l m / mW /^K
A N on-Partisan
V i Robert Christian Dies
_| At Home in Brist
Lii i:t o m - ? |
%t. o. v^nnsnan nas just retdjn
5 to his home in Boone from Bris
where he has been for the past t
weeks on account of the illness a
subsequent death of his father, Ri
ert Christian, native citizen of tl
city, who passed away on the 29th
*c November at the age of G&years. G<
n_ era! debility was given as the cai
?n 0f his death. He was a well and
vorably known citizen of Bris!
having spent most of his life thi
ic where he was engaged in the tra
n- for business. Funeral services and
rw torment were at Ardway, Tenn.
>n Surviving are the widow and thi
is sons, W. S. Christian of Boone, R<
ie ert Christian of Boone, and W.
b- Christian of Dayton, Ohio,
lg The widow returned to Boone w
s- her son and will make her home ht
se for the present.
= MORE THAN HALF
I OF DROUTH LOAN!
PAID IN WATAUG
id Agent Will Bo in Boone Again
as Thursday and Friday of T!
?d Week. $16,000 Collected So F
5. Government Issues Letter to Th<
ie Who Have Not Responded. Loa
rs Must Be Paid from First Procee
,w A little more than half of the m<
>n eys advanced Watauga County by 1
st Federal Government to apply on \
production of this years' cron 1
t been paid, according to F. B. Bens<
es seed loan agent, who has spent ea
;e Thursday in Boone for several wee
re looking after the interests of his i
u_ fire. About $1C,000 of the new cr
.J money has been used toward liq
O dating the total Watauga County I
c. oility in this connection, and or
! one county in the district, Alexand<
at is reported to have made more hes
way in meeting its obligations th
5e has Watauga.
iy Mr. Benson will again be at t
e- Watauga County Bank building
a_ Boone on Thursday and Friday
le this week to receive payments a
ly give out any information in connt
,n tion with the government loans tli
^ may be elicited.
a- In the meantime a letter has be
n addressed from Washington to the
w wljo have thus far failed to mi
*y with the agent in tfoone, calling j
?e tention to the fact that the loa
11 must be adjusted from the first pi
e- ceeds of the new crop. Excerpts frc
d this letter are as follows:
"It is felt that with the favorat
U weather conditions which b^ve p1
d vaiied that you have had ample tir
w in which to gather ycur crops. In vie
of the fact that your indebtednc
to the Gvernment must be paid frc
the first proceeds of your crop, the
appears no good reason why your s
[count should not be settled witlio
further delay. . . .
"It is necessary for you to coi
[? ply with this request to meet o
2l Field Agent, as from his report i
v will determine any further acti
necessary to collect the amou
r- Game Officials Urge
r" Strict Law Enforcemei
in The Department of Conservati
,n and Development has recently rul
a that it is unlawful to set any manr
lc of dead falls, and asks all who a
interested in protecting the wild li
jt to assist the county game ward
ro and his deputies in enforcing tl
st Sportsmen of Watauga and As
le counties have been asking perm
r. sion to take carp and suckers fri
a Watauga and New rivers with gi
ia and grab hooks. This permission I
f_ not been granted, according to Gai
Warden Farthing, and anyone w
,g has been doing this is guilty of
ln misdemeanor and subject to puni:
ltj ment. Warden Farthing has receiv
jn permission from the State Dcpa
ig ment at Raleigh to allow anyone w
has proper fishing license to ta
)a carp and sucker from Watauga Ri\
)n and New River with rod and re
e_ hook and line, which means a b
p_ hock. All other fish are protected a
JT must not be taken.
)n There will be no open season
n. pheasants until 1933. A rumor 1
le been current that pheasant may
ig killed for two days this month, t
game officials say it is unfounded.
0- 1. 1 Hrmpvenlt I nua
in Home in Sunday Bla:
as Mr. L. J. Honeycutt of the Sht
rs' Mills section lost his home last Si
day morning when a blaze, which
thought to have originated from
faulty flue, ignited the structure,
he resident of the household was on i
all premises when the fire broke o
re and the building, together with
[c- the furnishings thereof, represent
ik- a complete loss, as there was no
>rs surance in force,
tt, The Honeycutt home was a g<
50 substantial frame structure and it
at- estimated that the minimum 1
would be no less than ?2,500.
Newspaper, Devoted to the,
>NE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA
Jj HIS ARRIVAL
I J. C. RAV SUCCUMBS'
3 SUNDAY AT HOME
S EAST OF THE CITY
la- Prominent Citizen and Political Leadlly
er Fails to Rally from Long Illness.
?1". Was 84 Years Old. Had Lived Here
id- Since Civil War. One of the Organan
izem of Local Republican Party.
Prominent in Fraternal Circle*,
Jeremiah C. Ray, 84 years old, died
?* at his home just east of Boone early 1
nd Sunday morning after a protracted
2C~ illness with an incurable malady. Fuiat
neral services were conducted from 1
the home Tuesday morning by the >
en Reverend J. H. Brendall Jr., follow- ]
,se ing which members of the Masonic
:et fraternity tpok _cl*arge of th^ ror \
at- mains, and interment was in" the ]
ns Jesse Council! graveyard near the
o- Ray homestead. ]
,m Surviving are two sons, Messrs.
James and David Ray of Boone, and i
de three daughters, Mrs. John Robbins j,
'c* of Henley, Ohio, and Misses Sallie
nG and Lelia Ray of Boone. I
;W Mr. Ray was a native of Ashe '
lSS County, and had lived in Boone
,m since immediately following the Civil 1
re War, where he was engaged in agri-ji
lC" cultural pursuits. He was one of the ] i
founders of the Republican party in; i
Watauga County, and had been sec- I
retary to the county executive com- \
ur mittee for many years. At the last
ve county convention he was presented -i
on an inscribed walking cane in token ,
int of his unselfish party service, and h
at that time took occasion to remark
that his first vote was cast for Grant
. He was a member of Watauga ,
Lodge No. 273, A. F. & A. M. and
was a Mason of the highest type. He
on was always intensely interested in all ]
ed fraternal matters and had held every
>er office within the gift of the lodge.
u:e He was a consistent member of the
ife Methodist Church.
?.n Mr. Ray was a good citizen, well
",s liked, and in his death a distinct loss
. is suffered by the community.
Boone Merchants Are
las Ready for Xmas Trade
ho The Christmas season is officially
a ushered in this week with displays of
sh- holiday goods in the various stores of
ed the city, and efforts of former years
rt- have been outdone in the zeal of local
ho merchants to provide a veritable wonke
derland for gift shoppers. Acting in
rer the belief that advertising provides
el, the straight road to business recovait
ery, a rather more intensive campaign
nd is under way than is customary. The
Democrat this week is full of store
on hews, breathing the spirit of Santa
>as Claus, and a perusal of its pages is
be making a fireside trip through the
>ut aisles of nearly all the stores in town.
Gift lists may be readily filled from
the advertising columns, and shopping
made easy for the thoughtful
EC A definite bid is being made for
your business, prices are the lowest
ills in years, and the quality is unques
jn- tioned in any store in town. Read the I
is advertisements of yonr home mera
chants and patronize them. Following
No is a list of the progressive firms who
the carry Christmas messages in this isut,
sue of The Democrat: Hodges Drug
all Company, Watauga County Bank,
Led Harris Brothers, Farmers Hardware
in- Company, Five to Five Store, Spainhours',
Walker's Jewelry Store, Boone
>od Drug Company, Watauga Building &
is Loan, Smithey's Store, Boone Clothoss
ing Store, Queen Annie Beauty Parlor.
I?ttrlllR&l ?' ' *
Bert Interests of Northwe
EOLiNA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
GARNER IS NAMED
SPEAKER AS 72ND
Rebel Yells Hf?ard as 'Democrats Organize
Lower House for First Time
in Thirteen Years. Hoc *er's Message
Read in Both Houses Tuesday.
Both Houses Adjourn Early
on Opening Day.
Congress convened Monday, and the
Democrats took over control of the
[louse of Representatives with a
whoop and a rebel yell in celebration
of their first session of dominance
Ll> thirteen years.
Mustering their full strength, the
.--'Tew Jack" Garner,
bluff, outspoken, Westerner, to
the speakership, the most powerful
legislative post. The vote was John
N. Garner, 218; Bertrand H. Snell,
Mew York, regular Republican nominee,
207, and George J. Schneider,
Wisconsin, independent Republican,
5. The three candidates voted "present."
The Democratic machine then attempted
a fundamental change to
make consideration of disputed legislation
easier by liberalizing the
rules. But after several protests this
business was laid over until later in
While Congress was getting under
way "hunger marchers" held a demonstration
on the capitol grounds but
were denied admittance to the building
to present demands for cash relief
Both houses adjourned early Monday
out of respect to members who
have died recently.
On Tuesday President Hoover laid
his economic reconstruction program
before Congress, coupled with a request
for a two-year tax increase. |
The cornerstone of his economic
program was a proposed reconstruction
corporation to advance credit to
business and agriculture, following
the model of the War Finance Corporation.
He said this would provide a great
bulwark for economic recovery. He
expects it will revive confidence and
that its benefit may be so great psychologically
as to require comparatively
little actual financial aid.
Relief Committee Is
Named in Watauga
A committee co-operating with the
Governor's Council on unemployment
and Relief has been appointed in Watauga
County as follows:
G. K. Moose, chairman; Smith Hagaman,
secretary; H. B. Perry, M. D.,
R. C. Rivers, Gordon Battle, Miss!
Fisher and Mrs. M. B. Blackburn, all
of Boone; Mrs. Mary Harris, Cove
Creek, Rev. L. F. Kent, Valle Crucis;
Mrs. Lee Swift, Beaver Dams; Mrs.,
unariie Watson, Deep Gap; Ernie
Triplett, Matney; Miss Boogher, of
Local Bank Mails Out
Christmas Club Funds
The Watauga County Bank has
just mailed out Christmas Club checks
to a number of local people, who
have managed to lay by a small
amount each week during the past
twelve months against the expenses
of the season of Santa Claus. The
club checks this year totaled $1,311.50,
which, according to bank officials,
is practically the same as were
the deposits of last year.
st North Carolina
New Mid-week Serv e ; 1
At Boone M. E. CI -I rch ,
Wednesday night, DecercC * 2,
marked the beginning of a r . -type 1
mid-week service at Boone M oaist I
Church. Those present at th ? .ublic
meeting: elected fifteen or offi- .
cers and directors. More are to be J'
elected until a staff of at lea.st twenty-five
This staff is to furnish a program
of high-type fellowship and enter-j
tainment. The program will be divided
as follows: 7:00 to 7:20, educational,
lecture, forum discussion, etc.;
7:40 to 8:00, fellowship; 8:00 to 8:20, "
recreation ar.d refreshments. | '
Since the attendance at the first;^
night was too large to be well accommodated
by the ladies' parlor, the
next program will be given in the
Sunday school assembly room. The ^
entire community is invited to attend
and take part.
at court house *
on next monday;"
Community Chest Committee Plans to i
Raise Funds for Needy People | C(
Through Box Supper. Expect that 1
Demands on Charitable Organiza- ( S]
?: "virrn x> tj ?*? ' *
?w" ?ui uc r.covicr XTtis Winter, jj
All Atkcd to Help in Worthy Work. ri
The committee which six years ago "
was appointed by the different f
churches of the town to administer
the affairs of the Community Chest J
Fund, met Wednesday morning and t
made preliminary plans for holding e
a box supper in the courthouse next. v
Monday evening, the proceeds derived n
to be used to minister to the physical tj
wants of the needy ones in this sec- ^
tion during this winter. The committee
is composed of W. H. Gragg, J.
M. Moretz, E. N. Hahn, George K. s
Moose and J. L. Quails, the latter!!
serving in the capacity of treasurer. I
It was the collective opinion of the |
committee that this winter will bring
to the fund a greatly increased demand
from those who are destitute,
and a special effort is to he made
to secure a contribution from everyone
in the community who is able to ^
contribute. Those who cannot attend
the box supper are asked to make a
donation, and it is believed that this
year's function will be heartily supported
by the people to the OTfd that
suffeving through privation will be
reduced to the minimum in this community.
Red Cross Drive Proves J
To Be a Notable Success ?
The annual Red Cross campaign
for dollar memberships, recently
completed, is the most successful one E
conducted in this county since the pc- s<
riod of the World War, according to < *
information coming from Mrs. Rus- si
sell Hodges, chairman of the roll call
committee, who was actively engaged
in the work. ii
Reports indicate that about one S
hundred and ninety memberships ^
were secured and that there were do- C
nations which will probably reach F
about five dollars. Miss Jewel Haga- t>
man secured more membersnins than n
any other solicitor, 65, and is entitled v
to a prize offered by the chapter.
Memberships turned in since the last v
report was published follow: V
Valle Crucis (Mrs. Wade Wagner) I
?Mrs. John K. Perry, J. B. Shull, L. t
F. Kent, Mrs. L. F. Kent, Mrs. Mary I
Mast, Miss Letitia Recaud, Mrs. D.
F. Mast, D. F. Mast, R. A. Farthing, <
Fred R. Greer, Miss Florence Ba- >
som, Mrs. J. M. Shull, Miss Virginia '
Bouldin, Miss Graves, Mrs. C. D. t
Taylor, W. W. Mast, T. C. Baird, c
Mrs. Tom Taylor, Mrs. W. H. Wagner,
Miss Mary E. Wagner, Mrs. P. s
K. Tester, R. M. Tester, Mrs. Con- <
stance Shoun, Howard Mast, William '
T. Mast, Lee Stout, Mrs. Sallie , '
John Dyer, B. W. Farthing, R. M. '
Cove Creek (Mrs. Stanley S. Harris)?Miss
Annie Dougherty, James '
B. Mast, Mrs. James B. Mast, Miss i
Hattie Bingham, Mrs. J. C. Mast or., I
Mrs. Hattie Johnson, W. M. Thomas, *
Mrs. W. M. Thomas, Otis Wilson, '
Mrs. Otis V ilson, and Mrs. J. A. Mc- c
Blowing Rock (Mrs. T. H. Coffey 1
Jr. and Mrs. W. S. Greene)?John S. '
Williams, Mrs. G. E. Tester, Paul '
Bingham, Mrs. W. N. Suddrcth, Wade
Hartley, G. C. Robbins, J. B. Crisp, ]
C. S. Prevctte, Mrs. Eugene Story, .
T> 1 Ct-TT TT. " " ? *
* urn ouiicy, ivussen nenson, Ueorge k
T. Robbins, Miss Mabel Henson, Mrs.
\Y. S. Greene, Winkler and Bolick,
1>. Mary Warfield. t
Boone workers have turned in the i
following: memberships since the last 1
report: A. S. Harris, W. D. Farthing 1
and Mrs. Emma Moore. i
RETURNS FROM MISSOURI <
Mr. H. G. Greene, of Glade Valley,
N. C., was a visitor in th city :1
last Saturday. He, in comp::?y with
his cousin, Mr. Newton Gs ne of
Blowing Rock, had just . -f ned
from the State of Missouri where he
visited at Sparta with his aged mother
who has hi >n a resident of that
section for fOu.teen years.
$1.50 PER YEAR
-VATT GRAGG GETS
lu 1a/ vaw^/jlutijlu 11 1 v/lt[J.
R. McCrary Will Succeed Gavin
as District Attorney, Following the
Balloting Saturday at State Committee
Meeting. Boone Man Wins
on Eighth Ballot. Greei and Linncy
Present His Candidacy.
Watt K. Gragg, Boone business
lan, secured the endorsement for
le post of Federal Marshal in the
[iddlc District of North Carolina,
hen the Republican Executive Coratittee
met in Greensboro Saturday,
he endorsement of the local man
ame on the eighth ballot after he
ad shown a lead over his three opor.ents
throughout the voting. The
inal vote stood: Gragg, 38; Preette,
19; Spencer, 14; Jenkins, 2.
he endorsement was made unaniious
following a move by J. T. Prectte.
Professor I. G. Greer of Boone
laced Mr. Gragg in nomination, and
axter M. Linney delivered the seending
address. A number of Repubcan
leaders from this section attend1
J. R. McCrary of Lexington reeiyed
the committee endorsement
)r the position of District Attorney,
icceeding the incumbent, E. L. Gavi,
there having been but one ballot
squired. The Presidential appointlents
arc made to take effect about
he 11th of January, and are made
or a period of four years.
The meeting was attended by about
ix hundred Republicans from over
ne owrte, ?nu \_-iianoite was seiectd
as the place for the biennial'condition
next spring-. The meeting will
lost likely be held, it is said, during
ic first half of April. I. G. Greer of
!oonc was named as a member of
ne platform committee.
i. O.PTlS PLEASED
WITH DECISION OF
[ansa* Decides That He Will Accept
Nomination for Hoover Running
Mate, Providing It Is Offered. "I
Told You Sos" Evident on Faces
of Administration Friends. Hoover
Nomination Now Apparent.
Washington.?Cheered by the deision
of Vice-President Curtis to
tand by the national Republican ticct
in 1932, leaders of the Hoover
orces Friday were sizing up a fresh
nti-administration attack by Gover
or Pinchot of Pennsylvania.
Smiles of "I told you so" were on
he faces of intimates of President
loovcr as the capital viewed the
:atement of Curtis that he would acept
renomination, if tendered, as a
upport of the President.
It was the effect of a Curtis decism
to pass up the national campaign
i favor of running again for his old
enate seat from Kansas that had
'orried the administration forces,
lurtis was the bulkhead of the antiloover
fight in the 1928 pre-convenion
campaign and with him in camp,
long with Calvin Coolidge, the Hooer
friends are distinctly satisfied.
Governor Pinchot's attack last
.*eek on the administration's relief
rogram and his demand for direct
federal aid showed the direction of
he 1932 Hoover danger in the Remblican
This attack will be renewed in
Congress by the Western Republican
ndependents under Senator Borah of
^daho. The potentiality of these
wo for a Presidential campaign is
tonstantly weighed by the members.
Senator Johnson of California, aslailing
the Hoover foreign policy, is
:ausing considerable thought also.
The California has been asked to get
nto the Presidential contest and his
migmatic silence is provoking a lot
With the Curtis statement, the
President's renomination movement
ind virtually all of the Republican
)arty "wheel horses" in line. Besides
Calvin Coolidge, Senators Watson of
ndiana, the party leader, and Moses,
>f New Hampshire, have declared for
loover. Also, representatives from
he grain belt, including Senators
tapper of Kansas, and Dickinson of
owa have predicted renomination.
Highway Forces Move
Snow Throughout Night
All through Tuesday night main;enance
crews in the different secions
of the county labored clearing
he snow from the surface of the
highways and making them safe for
motor transportation. Shortly after
lightfall it appeared that "the big
snow" had come and the watchful
foremen took no chances on the
weather getting the upper hand, but
with big power-driven scrapes, kept
the highways clear throughout the
"If vnn ?nv if wSlk ???
' ?* -- "~
may uy it with flowers." Aid in the
fight against tuberculosis by fruyiag