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The Watauga Democrat
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Established in 1S8S and Published for
45 Years by the late Robert C. Rivers
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Boone, N. C. Matter.
THURSDAY. MAY 9. 1935
The first two-party political
fight to take place in the naming
oi a Mayor and Board of Aldermen
proved popular with the
voters as is evidenced by the
large number of ballots cast, and
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viic uuuu v\ inviv in icaj>
by the naming of a Republican
Mayor and two Republican Aldermen
in what had been considered
a rock-ribbed Democratic
Watt Gragg. Dempsey Wilcox
and Dr. Moose, assisted by one
lone Democrat, Lyda Taturii, I
compose the city government today
b\ mandate of the people,
and in the taking oyer of the fiscal
and other problems of a debtridden
municipality, they are assuming
a respor.sibilitv which
will require the united support :
of the people if they are to en-1
joy any mensurable success.
The men elected are all emi- j
nently qualified to carry forward j
the affairs of the town, haveeach
one demonstrated keen in-1
terest in an improved civic con-1
dition. and are asking Tor thexooperation
of the people. As duly
elected officials toby are entitled
to nothing less, and the campaign
and subsequent election
should be relegated by a determined
and united effort to carry
on to a further improvement
and greater prosperity of the
town and its people. The new
board will succeed in proportion
to the desire of the people for j
its success- Lets' co-ouerate.
SLAVERY AM) FREEDOM |
(News and Observer)
One of the lust of the old negroes
who were born to slavery died in Louisburg
last week. His death was merely
reminder of an institution which
ended \n America and in North Carolina
70 years ago. But if human slavery.
as the Old South Imew it, disappeared
three score and ten years
ago, human freedom has not necessarily
nourished from its disappearance.
When in cities men cannot find
T>T'Tn, (Tit}" -nrv Tiicrcly free to stsrvC/j
And when in North Carolina among
both white and black farmers, one
farm out of every two in the State is
landless on the land, we are still a
long way from freedom in the full
meaning of the word. Blaclc slavery is
seventy years gone, but neither white
men nor black men are truly free in
a world in which they cannot secure
jobs or land.
TTT T? n (
1 U L. DVJUli
. . the first line of which reads
"The Holy Bible," and which contains
Four Great Treasures ....
By BRUCE BARTON
Now it came to pass in the days
when the judges ruled.
Reading those first words of the
book of Ruth you are tempted to skip
to some other part of the Bible that
gives promise of more pleasant reading.
For "the days when the judges
ruled" were terrible days, days of anarchy
and bloodshed, or sag and reaction
after a cruel war, of disorganization
and uncensored living.
The story has only four chapters;
vnn fan rp'j.l if in fiftonn mlniitnp Tf
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starts with a good citizen named Ei
imeleeh, a resourceful man and a|
loving husband and father. Because a
famine had visited his own country,
he migrated with his wife, Naomi,
who, like Eve, was a pioneer wife, and
his two boys. Mahlon and Chilion,
The new land offered food enough,
but its climate was somehow unkind
to the visitors, for the father died and
afterward the sons also, leaving Naomi
and two beautiful young daughters-in-law,
Orpha and Ruth. Naomi's
onl2' hope was to return to her owni
country, but she urges the girls to
stay behind among: their friends and
relatives who would look after them
and doubtless provide other husbands.
Orpha consented. Ruth replied in
those magnificent words:
Entreat me not to leave thee, or
to return from following after thee;
for whither thou goest, I will go;
and where you lodgest, I will lod^e:
they people shall be my people, and
thy God my God;
Where thou diest, will I die, and.
there will I be buried: the Lord do
so to me, and more also, if ought
but death part thee and me. \,
So Naomi went back to Bethlehem. \
her old home town, and the news soon j
spread about that she had brought;
a lovely young widow with her. They!,
' were very poor, and Ruth spent her ,
days following the reapers in the (
! fields. Ruth gleaned, and Boaz. the
most desirable bachelor in Bethlehem.
tsaw her. and the romance iook piuce
I as Naomi, the shrewd old match-ma- ,
her. had hoped it would.
Have you by any chance read the j
Jgenealogy of Jesus as it is giver, in (
! the frist chapter of Matthew ? There ,
j are four women whose names will live :
j forever as having; passed down thru ;
i their veins the blood of our Lord.
First of ail. Tamar, whose tragic
|story is in the thirty-eighth chapter!
| of Genesis Rehab the harlot is sec- j
J pr.d Bathsheba is third, that bril- .
jliant woman who abandoned Uriah'
[the Hittite to become the favorite!
.wife of David and the ir.otlier of Sol- j
onion. These are the first three of the ,
And the fourth ancestress of Jesus''
She is Ruth, the maiden of
Moab. who said, "Thy people shall be J
my people and thy God my God "
Next Week: The Bible Calls Her
YOUTH OF TOD \Y
Thi- human soul in vonth is not a I
j machine, of which you can polish tlie |
cogs to put it in good working or- j
del. Start year immortal locomotive
at twenty-five years old. express for
the strait gab* on the narrow road.
The whole period of youth is one. cs- !
! sentially, of formation, edification, in- j
jstruction. And may we use these:
I words with their weight in tnern. in j
taking a review in vital habits, hopes I
and faith. There is not an hour of it
that is not a trembling hour in which
destinies are made. nor. a moment of
which, once passed, the appointed
work can ever bo done again, or the
neglected blow struck on the eol'f
iron. Take your vase of Venice glass
oiil oi the lurnace which has passed |
through that transparent heat: but j
do not think to strew chaff over the i.
child fresh from God's presence, and j*
to bring Heavenly colors back to him, j.
oTIcoar-Tii itns worw. voutn is Uie 1
spring of life, and by this will be de- j
tei mined the glory of summer, the I
abundance of Autumn, the provisions !
of Winter. I
It the morning of life: and if the |
Sun of Righteousness does not dispel
tiie nvorai mists and fogs before noon,
the whole day generally remains overspread
and gloomy. It. is the seedtime,
and what a man soweth, that
shall he also reap. Everything of importance
is affected by religion in
this period of life. You have often
heard it said of such and such a person:
"He is burning the candle at both
ends." Spendthrifts waste both capital
and interest; and both by neglecting
business and wasting their sub-1
stance on expensive pleasures, they
burn the candle at both ends. The
vicious not only exhaust their daily
strength, but they draw upon the. future
of their constitutions, so that
within a few years have gone they are
old men before their time. Beware of
burning the candle at both ends. It
will go fast enough if you burn it
only at one end; for your stock of
-fuciiijui una lire is very limited.
H-EDW. N. HAHN.
Eoor.e, N. C.
MR. LEONARD E. WILSON WINS
SPECIAL SALES AWARD
Leonard 33. Wilson, Zionville, the
Watkins dealer, is proudly displaying
a handsome lapel button awarded to
him for big sales on fly spray by the
J. R. Watkins Company of Winona,
Minn. The button carried on it the
legend, "Fly Spray Champion" Apparently,
farmers, dairymen and stock
raisers in this community are taking
early and decisive action to control
the fly pest this year. With better
prices on livestock and livestock products,
farmers are investing in dependable
stock and poultry preparations
to guard the health of stock and
to speed up production.
li is a well recognized fact that
flies are a menace to mankind and
livestock. They breed in filth, live on
filth and distribute filth. They spread
typhoid fever, summer complaint and
other infectious diseases. They cause
the loss of thousands of dollars in
spoiled food annually. They dirty wall
paper, draperies, lamp shades and other
home furnishings, costing enormous
Dairymen lose thousands and thousands
of dollars annually, due to the
in 11111rv inuuutLiuii. c jics torment
and torture animals, causing
loss of weight and vitality. When cows
are contented and free of the biting
irritating torture from flies, they eat
better and produce better. When cows
are pestered by flies, the milk yield
is cut down.
Scientists figure that one female
fly will lay one trillion eggs in a sea- j
son. That's why heavy oils of the repellent
type are rio longer popular i
with the farmers. Instead, pyrethrum J
sprays which have a high killing power
are gaining in popularity every
A revealing story pointing out that
in olden times, when there were few
! amusements, gallows and the pillory
were visited by eager crowds like the
throngs who went to a recent pubI
lie hanging. One of many true-life
| stories in the Aiuei .can Weekly, issue
of May 12, the magazine which
! comes on Sundays with the Baltimore
j American. Get your newsboy or newsdealer
to reserve your copy every i
AAA PAYMENTS AMOUNT
TO NEAR TWENTY MILLION
RAl/EIGH. N* C. Rental and ben- J
L^fit payments to North. Carolina far- :
mors co-operating with the agrieul- j
Tvoirraios had reach-,'
ed a total ot 9.0S3.79 by March j
SI. inciu'>;>c paynurts ifstributcd to'
of .tton. tobacco, wheat and!
liog'-corri contracts since the programs ]
star led : 1933 These payments do j
not measure the Vtal increase in j
farm incoir as u result of the adjust
jvnotd programs. Dean I. O Schaub. J
oi Jbuv states.
Tobacco ? ro-.vera :civivod the larg- j
est amoe it to March 31. 811,090,-'
SI 2.4*: cotton growers received $8.-1
274.>0912: corn-hog growers 5510.-1
979.01. and wheat growers. SS2.482.85 |
Robeson County topped: the list with I
$1,203,839 9<> j
Watauga County had receive! $5.-1
890 72 to March 31st.
GOVERNOR GRANTS FULL !
PARDON TO CHAUFFEUR
k1\LRH;H X. C 'Governor Ehringhatis
hits granted a full pardon to
Xisseri Al iridge. who has been the
Governors chauffeur since his inauguration.
A.< indue, resident of Stanly
County, was convicted of manslaughter
i \ s..n Comity in 1930. After
serving two arid a half years, he was
parole*: by ;.v.i Gardner during
Tht utter part of his administration.
Tile full pardop is granted on recommendation
o: numbers of officials,
judges, solicitors and others and nu- j
merous citizens, and Governor Ehr- |
v as to Al
pi. !?!-> ' ; >> 'Mici .nr me piisi |
itwi? and a half rears.
;.ON*::.OV Th< old I-or.dcm bridge
was the first- stor.e bridgei Comtnenccd
in J J 743, completed in 1902.
HA MI'TON ?'IK IS*! ,K1"T
Married or. April 19th at Triplet!,
Delia Triplett and Jerry Hampton.
!x?'v. G M Watson officiating.
Printed musical notes were first
isod in the Vi-ar of 1-173.
By PATRICIA DOW
Designed in Sizes: 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Size 4 requires 1 7-8 yard of 35inch
material, with 3-8 yard contrasting
and 144 yard of machine
* * * *
A PLAY FROCK
Pattern 8438?Long days of playing
out of doors in the sunshine will
soon be here and wise mothers, are
already buying their materials and
patterns to make the many little play
frocks necessary in the life of the
modern girl. The gay littie dress
sketched is happily designed for ease
and freedom of movement, adapted
to an active child.
Under the sweet wide collar with
its gathered ruffle there ?i c shirrings
at the shoulders of the dress. (See
small sketch!. Th#* nnff cuovao ???.--*
simply finished by being gathered in
about an inch up from the lower edge,
forming a ruffle. Shirred pockets and
a sash in the back which slips thru
the side seams and underneath in
front complete the frock.
For PATTERN, send 15c in coin j
(for each pattern desired)
Style No Size
To PATRICIA DOW
Watauga Democrat Pattern Dept.
115 5th Ave.?Brooklyn, N. Y.
Y THURSDAY?FOONE. N. C.
I "HER DAY"
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BOONK BAPTIST CIIL'KC'ftft
Sunday, May l*2th
At eleven o'clock we will observe
wiut annual Mother's Day Program.!
VY want every mother to be present.
The pastor will preach on "Mother."
V\ also want .'very one to come pro
pared to help us finish our dime cam- j
aiiu go over the top. This is the j
At the evening service Brother j
Green will preach. We hope a large j
congregation will hear him
The Southern Baptist Convention I
Meets in Memphis. Tciit*.. May 11-19.'
Dr. M. E. Dodd will preside. The key-j
of the convention will be "Re-1
.1 C CAN1PE, Pastor. |
BEGINNEXT MONDAY . . .
Bargain Week a! Pastime Theatre.
Ten cents admission in everybody.
Matinee and Night.
The first iucifer match was made1
Span the continent in E. T. & W.
N. C. and participating lines buses,
modern, comfortable coaches. i
Deep-cushioned chairs, cradle- j
type springs, over-size balloon j
tires, hot water heat for cool j
weather. Wide clear windows on !
every side. Scenic highway routes. I
frequent and conveniently-timed I
schedules. Stop-over privileges. I
Long return limits. Skilled driv- \
ers. Money-saving fares. Listen!
Florida offers more than ever before,
and this line offers more in !
transportation and tours.
For greater enjoyment make it a
mfttnr on-u-li ^ ? ? *
?n.p iu >vtuicr juaygrounds.
Exceptionally low round
trip fares place it visit to these
choice vacation resorts within the
reach of everyone. When planning
your winter or spring trip
see your local ticket agent.
HERE IT IS ... the new Insurance
Ticket, $5,000 for 25 cents, j
and $3,000 for other injuries covered.
Covers ail men and women i
while on public conveyances on !
land or water. Three-fifths of the I
above amounts for other injuries I
covered. Will apply on your private
trip in your own car Just
think of it, $5,000 for on'y 25 j
cents, Reliable company, Travelers
Insurance Company. If you ;
are planning a trip, call and '
make further inquiries.
E. T. & W. N. C. MOTOR
Herman Wilcox, Agent..
Protect four Winter Garments
IM-I O.i...I ill. MOTH WOO.
:-Wh!r uv* ? * BAGS
Free# Heer? K?e#? ta+m -
Farmers Hardware and
BOONE, N. C.
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^ Through keart of
v Tke unlverse> wi
x EckoLn^ from ai
The first newspaper was published
in Kngland in 1588.
Mrs. J. R. MeCausland of Pittsburgh
writes: "I took off 8 lbs. in
two weeks with Kruschen. I ate as
usual and feel fine." You, too, can
safely reduce as Mrs. MeCausland
did if you'll only have a mind of your
own. Pay no attention to gossipers
who wouldn't want to set you the
slender woman you can be if you'll
only take a half teaspoonful of Kruschen
Salts in a cup of hot water ev
cry morning. (Tastes line with juice
of half lemon added).
Kruschen is SAFE it's a health
treatment ami when your bod>
abounds with Kruschen fitness -excess
fat leaves; Jar lasts 4 weeks and
costs but a trifle any drugstore. The
Boone Drug Company sells lots of it
BOONE AND WES
HAVE DAILY MO'
Mr. Wade Whittinglon of
chartered a motor express
about 10 o'clock via Boone,
to North. Wilkosboro daily,
in gand will use every effoi
to-date outi'il and will prot
entrusted to bis care. Rates
Headquarters at B?
C R O
O R KJ
This is the season of the
the family relish a disti
iaded tastes respond to
fresh vegetables and fr
find all of the ncw-seaso
prices arc low and savin
at SMITHEY'S STORE.
COTTON MEAL, B
BEST CHOP from C
COTTON HULLS, p
FRESH FISH (Thur
ICE CREAM, double
FRESH FRUITS A
Flour . "QUEL?
Lvr-rybody use.i it .
of th<- >siu\\\ty. (
to (Jiiiihly 3t?d f'ri
any other pttore in
"THE GREAT B;
_ may 9, 1935
by A. B. Chapin ,
. tkrobs and tkr'ills L
man, and ever fLlu ;
I 1 ml
Itl endless song
ni^eLc tkrond " ;
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I TAX LISTING
The Board of County Commissioners
has ordered that the
time for listing of propei ty for
taxation be extended to April
i 15th. I wish to impress upon
all taxpayers the importance
of preparing their lists before
this date. Penalties provided
by law will be imposed after
\ the 15th.
E. G. GREER,
I Tax Supervisor.
T JEFFERSON WILL
rOR EXPRESS LINE!
North WilkesborcL N. C., has
mm icavnii; i>uiur Trimvouutu
West Jefferson and returning
He is anxious to do your iiaui-1
to please you. He lias an upect
all goods and merchandise
none, Smithey's Store
vear when all members of
nctive change of foods and
lighter menus in salads of
uits. . . . You will always
n foods at our market. Our
igs can be had by shopping
uckeye, 100 1.75
hilhowie, 100. . . .1.75
er 100 70
Fri.,Sat.),lb.. . .05
: decked 05
sj OF THE WEST."
. . the leading Flour
:?r DRY GOODS, as
(.e, is a challenge to
(ItiQ cprHrvn I
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