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f BRUNO UAUFTMANN, convicted
kidnap-slaycr of Baby Lindbergh, has
dropped from the public prints. Today
he occupies a cell on "HentVi T-nur" > t
? New Jersey's State prison ... a drab,
colorless f.gure, divested of the natty
gray suit, the harmonizing tie and
kerchief, the fetching smile and pleasing
demeanor that were his during
those spectacular weeks of the trial
at Flemington. The church thief of
Kamenz. whom twelve supposedly
honest men and women selected as
the perpetrator of America's number
one crime, languishes in his dreary
quarters . . . and readers of the daily
press seek elsewhere for those sensational
morsels of news which have become
such an important clement in
the Nation's breakfast . . . even as
hum 'n' eggs! Millions of people concur
in the death sentence dished out
to the stolid Bruno . . . other millions
cling to a belief that the condemned
. . jnan has fallen victim to an inexplicable
chain of circumstances. However
J this may be, a giance at the expense
ahect of the State of New Jersey,
Sgjjgamich in its successful effort to atone
a deplorable tragedy used seven hundred
thousand dollars from its nnb
lie funds, is sufficient to convince an
Aycrage dumb-bell that Hauptmann
was not on trial for the slaying of an
ordinary child . . . but, to the contrary.
was called upon to give his life
as a sort of down payment on a crime
which deprived the Commonwealth of
A most unusual baby . . . the son of
an idolized ocean flier, the grandson
of a Morgan partner. Now, honest,
* does anyone believe for a moment that
Sew Jersey would have gone to all
that trouble had baby Manfred, son
of Bruno and Anna Hauptmann, suffered
a similar fate ?
CHARLIE JONAS, Republican
representative from Lincoln Counis
due a couple; of orchids at
least for the magnanimous gesture
which he casually tossed in the direction
of Cameron Morrison one !
day last week, as a bellicose General
Assembly debated the advisability
of inviting the former; Governor-Senator
to address a joint
session of that body. Mr. Jonas,
who as most everyone knows was
t literally given a "bum's, rush" by
the then Senator Morrison from the
position of Unitcu States District
Attorney, slowly arose from Seat
Number 17 . . which, quite inci*
dentally, was hand-picked for a Lincolntonian
Democrat, and which, also.
has caused considerable controversy.
In essence, these ore the
| words he uttered: . . . "Gentlemen,
I if tiieres' a man in North Carolina
: ~ 'J who has a right to hate Cam Mor'
rison, il is I . . . but despite his
;-vnF many mistakes, he possesses cer
fcc*?ii cicmaius oi s taxes* nuiismp, ana
I, for one, think it's all right to
let the old gentleman address us!"
Sportsmanship of such rare quality
is soothing to the scul of man . . .
OBK and it's a safe bet that while
"SwpC Cf Shir^"" "'oc I??arinw his
pantaloons into smitliereens as he
caused Capitol Hill to ring with illtimed
invectives, a neighbor from
over in Lincoln was spinning some
strong yarn for coming political
TRACY COCNCUJ, and Watt
IGragg, Democrat and Republican respectively,
are generally believed to
be angling for the Ninth District seat
in Congress which has been warmed
for more than a quarter-century by
"farmer Boh" Doughton, if and wher.
the Alleghany County man relinquishes
his hold on the coveted office. Seeing
as how the primary ... if one
should occur ... is only sixteen
months away, it might he a good
idea for these local aspirants to
start familiarizing themselves with
a few of the questions which are likely
to be asked during the campaign.
And we list a half-dozen of the very
simplest . . . but, remember, the answers
will have to be fairly accurate
if rosy dreams of high position materialize:
. . . Do you favor the Townsend
plan of old-age pensions? . . .
Do the teachings of Huey P. Long
arouse indignation or praise in your
bosoms? . . . Did you sign a petition
condemning the McCarran amendment
to the Work Relief Bill? . . . Do
you expect to affiliate with your own
political party or take off with a jackass
bloc? . . . Are you in sympathy
with that portion of the AAA which
calls for reduction of the turnip acreage
in Minnesota? . . . Should the
Federal Government continue to dole
out cash, grub and blankets to those
who are allegedly unemployed ? Gen.
tlemen, get busy . . and, be sure to
promise the right thing!
jLtx^vci, a licue aog or aoubtrui
lineage who for the past three years
has been an inseparable companion
of Dr. B. B. Dougherty, was run
down by an automobile Monday evening
as he and his master strolled
along Main Street. The kindly college
president was deeply moved
by the canine tragedy . . . for Tince
was as loyal a friend as man ever
had ... he wagged his tail sympathetically,
unable to utter the words
of humankind, as the man whom
he'd chosen for his keeper was faced
with sorrow ... he sat with under
PLUME XLV1, NUMBER 35
Finance and Appropriations Bod
ies Wrestle With Bills. Many
Hearings Are Held.
CAM MORRISON ASSAILS
LIQUOR CONTROL BILL
Young Democratic Organization ant
Bob Reynolds Scored by Former
Governor in Raleigh Speech.
By M. R. DUNN AG AN
1 Special Correspondent)
RALEIGH, N. C.?Comedy, tragedy
strategy and beauty relief were giver
in the General Assembly circles last
week by the wet-dry forces, the beauticians
and other groups, but the se
rious business continued to be ccn
tered in the finance committee han
dling the revenue matters, and tht
Appropriations committee, both ol
which were battling all the week witl
The Finance Committee had be fori
it early in the week amendment!
coming from the McDonald-Lumpkir
proposals to eliminate the sales tax
ana me joint committees Heard Iron
many groups during the five days ol
hearings. Several corporations auc
other groups opposed the amendment.'
on the ground that they would throttle
industries and activities in thi
Directors of the N. C. Merchants
Association, led by Willard L. Dow
oil, secretary, endorsed the McDcnold-Lumpkin
plan "in purpose ant
principle," in resolutions unanimously
adopted at a meeting here, before
Which Ul. mil-IKriialu, v* "CrSJ'tl)
leader of the plan, appeared The proposal
includes a license (sales) ta?
of one-fourth of one per cent on gross
relatil sales, in addition to franchise
and other taxes.
Divergent views arc expressed or
progress of the McUonald-Lumpkir
plan, some, saying it is gaining in favor
with the committee, others that
it is losing ground. Hope is expressed
that the revenue measure can be reported
out of committee by the end
of this week, hut many doubt If that
can be done.
The Appropriations Committee
meanwhile, have almost finished
their work and with occasional hearings
of groups? a new one of $25,000
for the N. C. Symphony Orchestra
now supported by Federal funds?is
marking time. 11 lias approved appropriations
of two or three million dollars
more than the Budget Commission
recommended, and may have tc
back track. However, the Revenue
and Appropriations groups will attempt
to strike an estimated balance,
Aftermath of Liquor Hearing
Interesting aftermaths are deveionir.g
from the hearing last week on
oentiLor mil's liquor control Dill, former
Governor-Senator Cameron Morrison,
as chief spokesman for th?
drys. jumped on Senator R. R. Reynolds,
who defeated him, and the young
Democrats, who, he thinks, contributed
to that defeat.
Later a joint resolution inviting Mr.
Morrison to address a joint session
of the Assembly was proposed. The
Senate adopted it with one "no" vote
(Continued on Page S)
Meeting of Home
Makers and Farmers
The Agricultural and Home Economics
Departments of Boone nigh
School are joint sponsors for a meeting
of farmers and home-makers to
be held at the school building Friday
evening, March 1, at 7:30 o'clock.
The sponsors are very anxious for
farmers to get together at this time
for a discussion of some of their problems
in the way of fertilizing, controlling
insects and diseases, livestock
improvement and the other things
that you are interested in. Homemakers
are asked: "Does your family
get tired of eating potatoes, spuds
and taters?" Maybe some one can
tell you how to disguise them. A full
attendance at the meeHncr in 1.^
standing- ears attuned to the aggravating
questions which plagued
the every-day walks of a busy man
... he attended meetings where
wise patriarchs and not-too-wise
youngsters argued matters of high
finance, and maybe his understanding
surpassed that of many a counsellor
. . . with the simple, unpolluted
devotion which is characteristic
of the dog family, he trotted
down Life's Highway. ... Of course,
the death of Tince wasn't of major
importance . . . but there's always
an element of sadness when a fellow
loses a close friend! Our symthy
is extended, Dr. Dougherty . . .
we once owned a dog ourselves!
A baby son was bcrr. to Mrs. Nino
Hughes, 27, on a station platform
while she waited for an elevated train
to take her to a Chicago hospital.
i Independent Weekly Newsj
BOONE, WATAUC.A C
! Crown Prince of Swat !)
Wants More Money |
i Lou Gehrig Expected to Ask
Yank Owners for Big Raise
; NEW YORK.?Henry L,. "Lou" th
' Gehrig (above), ace slugger of the Dl
New York Yanks, is now getting ^
1 the attention of fans as reports in- * '
dicatc he will not sign without a ar
? big increase in salary, having wait5
etl years for Ruth to vacate the big
1 money throne.
I ALLEGED ST0RE~ I
! BREAKERS ROUND ?
Justice Ilalm Sends Two Accused J'1
of Critchcr Store Robbery to j,,
1 Superior Court. <1!
' | Ralph GiUcy and Grady Hartley,
' Bamboo feaiaehis. were uounci to the
Superior Court by Justice Hahn last
* Thursday, on charges growing out of ar
\ the robbery of the T. L?. Critcher store
at Bamboo several weeks ago. Jus(
tice Hahn asked bond in the sum of 2G
t one thousand dollars each for the de- th
fendaiits, which could not be filled.
Evidence presented by the Stale
j was of sufficient strength to bring ^
the verdict from the Justice promptly
j after taking of evidence closed, and bo
. there was no argument by attorneys/ 'V?fi
The case, which is attracting con-E
siderab'e interest, came into being af- ?
| ter the Sheriff's officers had found of
the safe, which was removed !w>hi ar
j the building, its entire contents unmolested,
including among other val- ;fu
j uables about rive hundred dollars in ^l'(
Boone High School Boys .&
Hear Secretary Wallace ' "
The Daniel Boone Chapter of Futurc
Farmers sent four of its mem- ^
Asheyilie last Saturday to at- Ru
i tend the annual speaking contest
sponsored by the b\ tv. a. in Uic Wen ^
tern section of the State. lis
The boys made a very good show- b,j
ing for the new department of Bocnc f0i
High School but did not bring back
"the bacon." ?"X
They were among the eleven hundred
to hear Henry A. Wallace, secretary
of Aericulturo make his first
w - _ , ? CIU
speech in this section of the country.
Douglas Harrison represented the in
chapter in public speaking while in
Johnnie Perry, John Farthing and foi
Ruard Norris identified ana judge*! coi
the seed. Robert G. Shipley, agricul- sai
tural teacher, accompanied the dele- sal
Lenoir-Rhyne Players to cla
Present Comedy in City pei
The Lenoir-Rhyne Playmakers are in
to present "Skidding," a comedy in its
three acts, by Aauronia Rouverol, on
next Monday, March 4th. at the Demonstration
School auditorium. There Vi
will be two performances, the first in OJ
the first in the afternoon at 3 o'clock
for college students. The second will
be at 8 p. m. for citizens of the town
Wit, humor, pathos, are all com- La
bined in the proper proportion in 1
If J H/l i ft* '' io
a laugh in every line. Admission prices
will be 15c to students for after- j
noon performance; 25c for evening; 121
children 10c. res
The Playmakers are being spon- Ne
sored by the Lutheran Church of Ho
Boone. Everybody is cordially invit- 1
ed to help make the afternoon and Fe
evening performances a success. ou1
T*- - \ir 1 of
11 lme tor oigiung Weed 3
Contracts Almost Gone 3"
Tobacco growers who wish to sign wh
reduction contracts for this year must cai
do so immediately, if they wish to
share in the benefits, according to Mr.
W. H. Walker. Mr. Walkes states
that only those growing tobacco in Sh
1931, 1932 and 1933 are eligible to at
sign, but is emphatic in stating that all
the executed contracts must be in his pu
hands at once. en
>aper?Established m th
:OUNTY, NOBTH CAROLINA,
HIDING & LOAN
STOCK TARGET OF
ivift Would Make Prepaid
Shares in B. & L. Taxable
ROPOSAL IS MET WITH !
iff Opposition Develops in This Secion.
State Organization Arranges
for Hearing on Friday.
A rather aggressive local opposition
s developed to a measure introduced
the General Assembly by Represents
e Dean Swift of Watauga Ccun,
wide]i would make paid-up shares
Building and Loan associations
xable, the same as any other pernal
property. First information of
e proposal was gathered by The
mocrat from bulletins issued
rough the secretary of the North
iroiina Building and Lean League,
id forwarded to all the more than
ro hundred member institutions of
Subsequently Building and Loan offals,
shareholders and others not
rcctly interested in the organiza>11
began to manifest a decidedly
iligorant attitude toward the Swift
II. and arrangement is being made
have a local delegation oppose the
feiing before the Banking Comraite
Friday morning. At the same time
e State Building and Loan League,
rough its legislative committees, is
siting its house in order for a last
tch struggle to have the nronosed j
gislation killed in committee.
lilding am! Loan as a community j
id county enterprise has contributmorc
to the upbuilding of this seein
than any other institution, that
5 homes have been constructed
rough its finances, anil that more
an half of the people in Boone are
mscd under roofs made possible by
e agency. At the same time, only a
vv business houses of the town have
en able tc develop their institutions
Ithout the aid of the association,
lose opposing the measure point out
at should there be a small amount
tax-dodging money in the Building
id Loans, the banks nave vast sums
the same kind cf lucre, and that
rthermore, if this money is forced
om home-building' channels, it can
sily be transferred into government,
ate, municipal bonds, or an endless
mbcr of securities which cannot be
ached by the tax-gatherer, and the
mo-builder deprived of its U3e.
Similar proposals, it is found, have |
?.t committee-room defeat, and there
no feeling here or in State-wide J
ilding and loan circles that the
aft pleasure can hope to survive.
The bill, which was introduced last
iek, is entitled "An act to require'
ting for taxation paid-up stock in
lilding and Loan Associations." It
The Swift Bill
he General Assembly of North Carolina
"SECTION 1. That at Uie time of!
i annual listing of property for tax- j
ion, each owner of paid-up stock i
any building and loan association ;
Nortli Carolina shall list said stock
taxation at its par value in the
juily wi>e*c the G-.vr.cr recidcn, and
id stock shall be subject to the
ne rate of taxation as other prop:y
in said county.
SECTION 2. That all laws and
.uses of laws in conflict with the
)visions of this act are hereby relied.
SECTION 3. That this act shall be
full force and effect from anil after
tfge Copper Still Falls Into the!
lands of Officers. Much Beer |
Has Been Destroyed.
A. large copper still together with
5 gallons of beer constituted the
suits of a raid made in the bend of
w River east of Boone by Sheriff
well and his deputies Monday.
Last week the same officers, with
deral revenuers, captured a large
tfit just over on the Wilkes side,
ur thousand eight hundred gallons
beer was destroyed.
[n addition to these seizures the
erifi reports the capture of ttvo
istol men. their automobile and ten
Lions of liquor. Those arrested,
;ose names are not given, were inrcerated.
TO ASSIST TAXPAYERS
Mr. <5. H. Holmes, collector of the
ate Department of Revenue, will be
the clerk's office in the courthouse
day Tuesday, March 5ui, for the
rpose of assisting income taxpay5
in preparing their returns.
e Year Eighteen L.ighty-ii.ij
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 19c
Radio Dancer Offers a J1
I M i 1
Sally O'Brien Uses Miniature
"Mike" to Catch Action
\\ VKaajtV \".
CHICAGO.?Sally O'Brien, radio '
lap dancer, above, went into her s
act with something new this week, r
A miniature microphone was sus- *
ponded from her leg to catch the t
detail steps of licr tap-dancirg. r
1 FOR POTATO BILL';
Quick Action Promised 011 Meas- r
ure Introduced in House by v
Lindsay Warren. *
WASHINGTON. D. C.- Early hear- ?
ings were promised on the potato 1
control bill introduced in the House J
Thursday by Representative Lindsay *
Warren, Democrat of North Carolina. c
The measure, which would make
potatoes a basic commodity, was re- j
ferred to a House agriculture subcommittee
headed by Representative
Garden of -Kentucky.
Warren said hearings might begin
some time this week; *
The bill, as introduced, was ap- proved
by a committee representing I
potato growers in 21 states. It was drafted
by the Farm Administration, j 1
Growers would be given sales quotas j i
and all potatoes sold outside the al- j(lot.menls
would be taxed 75 cents a <
hundred pounds. I
Warren said so far opposition has ?
come only from those who always t
have been, opposed to agricultural M
control legislation. ?
Hcvvue hopeful of oarlv approval t
by Congress, saying quick action c
would be necessary if the bill is to
have any effect on potato prices this |
Warren has been joined by Representatives
from Maine, Idaho, Wisconsin,
Virginia and South Carolina in
fiorUt mow - '
? vw liliknu ut?. 11ICOOU1C i?-W. j
A. R. Barlowe Passes t
A. Russell Barlow, prominent Be- 1
nolr resident and well known to many i P
Watauga; County people, died Sunday i ?
afternoon after a long period of dc- ?
dining health. He was 51 years of h
Funeral services were conducted il
from the First Baptist Church Mon- ?
day afternoon, and interment was at ?
Lower Creek Baptist Church. Rev. R.
E. Hardway of the First Baptist was
in charge, assisted by Rev. A. A. McLean,
Presbyterian minister, and Rev.
W. R. Barnes of the Lower Creek
A large number of friends and rel- ^
atives attended the funeral and the ^
profuse floral offering attested the
high esteem in which Mr. Barlow was ,
Bom on Zach's Fork. August 11th,
1883, Mr. Barlowe was the son of
the late W. Horton Barlowe and Elinyra
Suddreth Barlowe. As a young
man he was associated with the *
J. M. Bernhardt in the lumber busi- J1
ness, later becoming carrier of the
mails on Route 1. Lenoir. For 26 years ^
and 10 months Mr. Barlowe served r
his patrons faithfully and was always s
considered an accommodating carrier. s
111 health forced his retirement last s
In addition to these duties Mr. Barlowe
operated a sand pit near Lenoir r
and was a successful farmer.
Ho was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Lenoir.
Surviving the deceased are his wid- 1
ow, nee Miss Texie Horton of Vilas, c
Watauga County, and four children: c
Scottie Sue, Myra Olene, Jewel Jean- 1
ette and David Horton Barlowe. *
Those attending the obsequies from v
Watauga County were: Mr. and Mrs. 8
D. F. Horton, S. F. Horton, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Horto". T M Horton. Mrs. I
N. L. Mast and Miss Beulah Mae,t
!5 $1.50 PER YEAR
l AIIh ANTI SAIPS
UIAVA/ 111111 ui vuijyj
T| ; PROPOSALS
.oc;r. Business Men Petition
R?| c sentatives to Fight
* cc Per Cent Levy
ionP| is collf.cted
M radio broadcast
Named for Purpose of
Promoting Civic Organizations or
Chamber of Commerce.
Twenty-five business men. representative
of practically ail Boone's
etail establishments, met at the Danel
Boone Hotel Tuesday evening and
bade vigorous attacks on the State's
ales tax, at the same time lending
nthusiastic approval to the McDon>ld-Lumpkin
act, which would subtitute
the three per cent. levy.
Messrs. Clyde Ft. Greene. C. W. Teal
md Owen Wilson were named on a
;ommittee to prepare petitions for
orwarding to Representative Swift
n?vi ociiaLur vvsBTeh, imploring their
Lid in passing tlie substitute measire,
and the sum of seventy-five dolars
was raised for the purpose of
mying 15 minutes' time over Radio
Station WBT, Charlotte, in which to
support the McDonald-Lumpkin pro>osal
from a local as well as Slatevide
viewpoint. Sentiment against
he sales tax was unanimous at the
neoting. and local merchants are
lopeful that the re-enactment of the
aw will be prevented.
Civic Club Sponsored
While the merchants wore in sesion
the much-discussed proposal to
irganize a civic club or chamber of
omnierce came up tor consideration,
md W. Ii. Gragg was named chairnar.
of a committee to ascertain
vhether or not a Rotary Club would
letter meet the desires of the people.
Hie other members of the committee
ire G. K. Moose and Wade E. Brown.
Ml those interested in the proposal,
>r either of them, are asked to make
mown their opinions to some member
if the committee.
Baby Show Will Be
Held Next Saturday
Considerable interest has attached
tself to the announcement of a baby
ihow which will be held at the Daniel
3oor.e Hotel on Saturday afternoon,
ilarch 2nd, beginning at o'clock.
The event, which finds sponsorship
r the Comrades Class of the Metholist
Sunday School, is expected to
Iraw a large number of community
labics, up to four years old. Mothers
ire asked to pay a fee of 25 cents
o register and first and second prizes
vill be awarded in three age groups.
?any useful a::d[ practical awards
.aw uucii uunuiea by the tJoone merlin
rits for this~event.
Supper Is Postponed
A box supper, sponsored by the
'arent-Teacher Association and which
?a? scheduled to have been held at
he Demonstration School building*
Thursday of this week, has been postoned
until Thursday, March 7, at 6
'clock, due to a. conflict with some
ther function. mr. Watt IT. Cragg
as been designated as auctioneer and
rill be in charge of box sales, and
general good time is anticipated by
rganization officials. Proceeds are to
o to the operation of the Demonstration
School lunch room.
f.IRS. SARAII HENDR1X MAY
RECEIVE STATE PENSION
Raleigh, N. C. ? Representative
iwift, of Watauga, introduced a bill
Wednesday to place Mrs. Sarah Henrix
on the Confederate pension roll,
t was referred to the Committee on
'ensions. The text follows:
"Section 1. That Mrs. Sarah Henrix
of Watauga County, widow of
amuel J. Hendrix, late a member of
IcGuire's Company, be, and she is
ereby placed on the pension roll of
he State in CMncn *R
auditor is hereby authorized and diected
to issue and pay to her a penion
at the same time and in the
amo amounts as may be paid penioners
in said class.
"Section 2. This act shall be in
orce and effect from and after its
Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Byers of
Boone have announced the marriage
>f their daughter, Ruby, to Mr. Rob rt
F. Greer of Marion, Va., the cerenony
having been performed in Brisol,
Va., on February 12. The newlyveds
will be at home in Bristol, Va.,
ifter April 1st.
Mr. Greer is the son of the late
At. and Mrs. G. F. Greer, and both
10 and Mrs. Git^r arc well known
md popular throughout this section.