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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, May 23, 1935, Image 1

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TODAY and sssr KtANK PABKIR C gOQCBWIP6EfcS^^'>(\ RING . . . and jubilee I get the very distinct impression, from what my English friends tell me and what T have been reading about the Silver Jubilee of King George V., that the monarch who has reigned over the British Empire for the past twenty-five years is the most wioeiy popular ruier uiai great nation has ever had. His grandmother. Queen Victoria, was greatly respected but the people didnt* really love her. His father, King Edward VET., was an aristocrat, whom the common people felt had little understanding of or sympathy with themselves. King George, on the other hand, is the most democratic monarch who ever sat on the throne, and under liis rule Great Britain has developed into a more complete democracy than any other nation except our own. And I am not sure but what, in many essential respects, it is more of a democracy than America is. Certainly the ordinary man in England has greater freedom of speech, thought and action than he ever had before, and his government is more efficient in protecting those liberties than is ours. o AT..A SKA ... a challenge T have been greatly interested in reading about the Federal Governments' experiment of moving a lot of American farmers into that territory. I hope they fare well, hut I cannot help having my doubts. As I write I have before me the "Progress Edition" of Alaska's leading newspaper, the Daily Alaska Em pire, published at Juneau. And in the leading editorial on the front page I read: "Alaska is only for strong men and women. Those who are willing to withstand hardship and shoulder all the burdens of the pioneer. It is no land ( for the adventurer and job-lmnter j who docs not come prepared with a j certain amount of capital. . . . Alas- I ka. beckons ac cr ;ryfrentkr i?t?a j done, but it holds forth no false j hope." I hope the Federal CJovemment has not held forth false hopes to the poor farmers and their families whom it is setting up in ready-made farms in Alaska. COIXXNISTS ... the types We are accustomed to think of America as having been entirely settled by daring, adventurous persons who left their European homes for the sake of liberty, and whose blood ' and spirit pervades all of us today. I wish they were literally true, hut when you stop tc think of it, there were a number of other kinds of peo- j pie who came to America in Colonial j ] days. I have been reading t.he bound cop- , ies of a newspaper published in England from 1716 to 1736, and have not- , ed the immense number of men and . women, convicted o; capital crimes, < who were sentenced to he transported to America instead of going to the , gallows. Some of them got back tot England, whereupon t n e y w e r e < promptly hanged. The rest were sold i, _ as slaves to the landowners already |, in the American colonies Transportation as punishment for crime was shifted to Australia later, and the American colonists satisfied their demand for cheap labor by trapping African slaves and bringing them over to slavery. Probably the Africans were better off here than they had been in Africa, but they, like the English convicts, certainly didn't come nere because they were imbued with the spirit of liberty. The descendants of these Colonial slaves, black and white, arc na minor factor in American life today. Add to them the hordes from southern and eastern Europe and from Asia who came here for "easy money" after our national development and prosperity had become assured, and a good many of the departures from the old American tradition arc explained. o STEAM . . . still in race Steam isn't sitting quietly and letting gas get away with it. A few days ago the New Haven railroad started its Diesel-engined "Comet" train between New York and Boston, hitting' 110 miles an hour, but a day or two later a stream-lined steam locomotive capable of sustained speed of 120 miles an hour rolled out of the works at Schenectady, for the Milwaukee railroad, to run between Chicago and St. Paul. The railroad contest now in progress fascinates me. for T think I see in it one of the important moves toward economic recovery. All the rail- [ roads are trying to compete with airj travel on one hand and with bus and i motor travel on the other. This is | bound to mean rebuilding roadbeds, j eliminating grade crossings, building! new motive power and equipment, on I a scale which Is only faintly suggest-1 ed by what ha? hwpri dona so fnr. ltOBOT ... on the Job I sailed all the way across the Atlantic and back, not long ago, in ships which were steered throughout their courses by "Metal Mike," the gyroscopic steering gear which every, important ship now uses, and which' laid their courses not by the old-fash-1 ioticti magnetic compass but by the gyrrscopic compass, which points to true North instead of to the mag WA1 An 1 VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 47 BARBARA AGAIN G< Heiress to Dime Store Millions Ri-iflo VX'UUI. .\.v v-v/miv 11 limi ENOCH SWIFT IS " DEAD AT AGE 87 Esteemed Confederate Passes at j Amantha Home. Funeral to Be Held This Morning. Enoch Swift, 87 years ok , one of Cove Creek's most prominent citizens, died at his Amantha home Tuesday evening after a long ilincs3 with an incurable malady, it having become apparent several days ago that he could not long survive. Funeral services are to be conducted from the Cove Creek Baptist Church Thursday morning at .11 o'clock by Rev. W. R. Davis, pastor, and Rev. G. C. Graham. Interment is to be in the family graveyard near the church. Surviving is the aged widow, and nine children, each of them prominent In the life of his or her community: Wiley H. Swift, Montezuma: Dr. David Swift, Butler, Tenn.; Robert S. Swift, Boone; Mrs. Rose Fuller, Mountain City; Mrs. Mary Harris, Amantha; Mrs. Hattie Lewis, Sherwood; Clarke, Don and Scott Swift of the Gove Creek swtion. Native of Watauga Mr. Swift was bom in the section in which he died in the year 1S4S, and was a member of the home guard in the Civil War, acting in the capacity of drummer boy. He was enlisted in the regular Confederate Army, but was never called for battle service. Mr Swift had been a member of the Cove Creek Baptist Church for over fifty years and was intensely interested in the religious life of his' community. He was also an educational leader and his activities arc credited with doing a large share to- j ward the beginning of the Cove Creek High School, one of the foremost institutions in this part of the State. He retired from the local school committee the first Monday in this month because of physical inability to serve, after having served as committeeman J for fifty consecutive years. He was also a deacon of his church for a halfcentury. Mr. Swift was a model citizen, always in the forefront of movements for the betterment of nis State, coun-j ty and community, and in his death: one of our most valuable and best' men has passed on. TONSIL CLINIC TO BE HELD AT BLOWING ROCK ON 24TH A clinic for the removal of tonsils i wm be held at Blowing Rock in the \ new Clinic Building on the afternoon j of Friday, May 24. and the morning! of May 25. The older group will be cared for Friday afternoon, the little children Saturday morning. As the clinic is small, the number must be limited. Those interested should see Dr. Mary C. Warfield. netic pole. From land to landfall no human hand touched the steering gear of either ship. The "robot" airplane, which has been flying pilotless around the country recently, is merely an application to air navigation of the gyroscope compass and steering device which has been in use on ships for many years. The pilot handles the controls only in starting and landing and in jsetting the course in the first inj stance The machine does the rest. "AUG Independent Weekly New BOON E, WAT AUG; OES TO THE ALTAR Divorces Prince and Becomes 1 Twenty-four Hours. RENO, NEVADA. ? Above is Barbara Hutton, heiress to Woolworth Dime-Store millions, photographed outside her quarters just after she was granted divorce from Prince Mdivani (below left). Above, left" is Count Kurt von Haugwitz - Revonthlow of Denmark, who became Barbara's "brand-new" husband on the day following her divorce from the Georgian prince. LOCAL COMMITTEE" NAMES TEACHERS Dotson Will Again Be Principal of Boone High. Teachers Must Raise Their Certificates. At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Boone Schools, held in the Demonstration School Building on last B'riday evening, it was voted to require all teachers employed in local schools to hold master degrees or to earn credit toward a M. A. degree during the summer of 1935. It is the opinion of the board that all teachers in the Boone schools within a few years should have and will be required to have M. S. degrees. The following teachers were electex! for the hirrh Roy Dotson, principal; Compton Crook, Science; E. S. Cliristenbury, Mathematics and History; Lucille Miller. English; Charles Farthing, Mathematics; Mrs. cfahde Pyatte, language; Robert Shipley, Agriculture. Three vacancies on the faculty are yet to he filled. Following is a list of teachers selected for the elemental department: John He well, Eula Todd, Mrs. John Howell, Ella Austin, Clyde Goodman, Mrs. R. L. Clay, Ruth Robinson, Jane Eliason and Helen Fleming. Health Clinics to Be Held in This County Dr. King of this public health district is planning to hold pre-school clinics in various school centers of Watauga County and asks for the cobpc ration of all persons interested in this very important phase of public health work to assist in making them a success by arging lal parents of children between the ages of six months and six years to have the children present for a physical examination. A full attendance is desired. The first of these clinics will be held at Green Valley School next Monday at 2 o'clock p. m.; one will be held Tuesday at the same hour at Cove Creek High School, and at Blowing Rock Friday, the 31st, at 2 o'clock. l-i'vrv'nf I ina <-vo i * i VJill LilllL- ?_/IV.CLL.HCa | WASHINGTON, D. C.?J. Edgar Hoover (above), Chief of Justice Department Investigators, is a man of few words and when he speaks it is official. "We have had 36 kidnapping cases listed and all of them are solved." This was the extent of the last interview with him. A DE spaper?Established in thi V COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA. WOULD RESTRAIN I ! uatimp rv\T iittvt ! * u i IAU uix nia ISSUE IN STATE Dry Forces to Try to Prevent Elections Provided for by Certain Counties. LIQUOR MEASURES MAY BE FOUND UNCONSTITUTIONAL | Wine Acts Thought Valid as Well a-s Transporting Art. Correspondent Sees Much Activity in Pri- i maries of Nest Year. By M. R. DUN NAG AN i Special Correspondent) RALEIGH, N. C. Restraining or-J dors or injunctions are expected to be I the methods used by the United Dry Forces in trying to prevent elections in the 18 counties exempted from the provisions of the dry Turlington Act, in order to try to test the constitutionality of these exemption laws enacted daring the last days of the 1935 session of the General Assembly. Attorney General A. A F. Seawall has declined to give a ruling on the I two arts, one exempting Now Hano-! ver, the other, the so-called Pasquo- j tank bill, exempting 17 others and j two townships in Moore County, on the ground that it will have to be determined by the courts anyway and life opinion would be worthless. However, he has promised a ruling' soon on tile wine act, which will permit manufacture, sale or shipment of domestic wines made from natural fermentation; that is, without being "sjiiked" or with sugar added. The wine act is expected to be held valid, although the section which prohibits shipping of wine into the State J-fw*w? 11giiif> rna.y be contrary to the interstate commerce laws. The liquor acts, however, may not fare so well at the hands of the Supreme Court. Apparently there is authority for any kind of opinion the court might hand down as to constitutionality, or otherwise. It will be a sort of hair-trigger decision, at best. It might fall either way. Elections Being Called Meanwhile, some of the county commissioners are calling elections, others have called meetings for that purpose, and still others are awaiting action to try to determine whe-l thor their action would be legal or not. The act would apparently permit ! transportation of four quarts of liqJiior anywhere in the Suite, but up- j j parently does not provide for sale in] j iry counties. Tha t proviso was appar- j | ontly the reason why Representative? ; Tam Bowie withdrew his bill to that* ; ofrwt. i r>ni.N T- n? ? -.ysK iv. isgrccsjs. <uy icucier, let il: jbc known that the restraining- order} | method would be followed, but gave no intimation in whnt. counties it! j would hit. [ Drys and wets are placing blame j j for the "mess" on the backs di tne j 'opposing groups. Belief is that if the] local acts had been passed a few days earlier, giving time for deliberation on the effects, the drys, or enough of them, would have joined with the wets in enacting some State-wide control act, such as the Dai' bill, which would have prevented the patchwork | of wet counties and the muddle over ! constitutionality. j THE GUBERNATORIAL RACE Now that Clyde R Hoey, Shelby, j has followed closely Lieutenant Governor A. H. (Sandyi Graham, Hflls boro, as candidate for the Democratic ! nomination for Governor, people are | beginning to think of their choice and j will soon be dividing into different camps. John A. McRae, Charlotte, has also announced, and Col. T. L. Kirkpatrick, also of Charlotte, maintains he is running. It is now believed that former special Judge Thomas L. j Johnson, Asheville, who had liis eye on this race for several years, may decline to enter the contest. However, there is one element, and probably a largo one. that feels it is not represented in the candidates t Continued on naco two.? * " - . JUDGE HAYES WILL SPEAK AT DEEP GAP Federal Jurist to Deliver Memorial Day Address Sunday. Graves to Be Decorated. j The American Legion and Auxiliary j will hold mem ;ui sei viees at Gap . Greek Saptiet Church Sunday. May 126th, at 11 o'clock. The public is corj dially invited to attend. Federal Judge Johnson J. Hayes will deliver the address, after which a picnic lunch will be spread. All persons attending are requested to bring a basket. After the services delegations of Legionnaires and Auxiliary members will visit, the cemeteries of Watauga County and decorate the graves of deceased World War veterans. ,MOCl e Year Eighteen Eighty-Ei THURSDAY, MAY 2:J,. 1035 NEW SENATOR Dennis Chavez Succeeds Late Senator Cutting wmtkHMm* i SANTE FF, N. M ? Dennis Chavez (above), former Democratic representative, is the new U. S. Senator from New Mexico to succeed the late Senator Cutting, killed in a recent air crash. Senator Chavez announces Uiat his suit for the Cutting seat which was pending will i j now be dropped. POPULAR YOUTH FATALLY INJURED | Bynum McNeil, 12-Year-Old Son' of Mr. and Mrs. Joe McNeil, Accidentally Hangs Self. Bynum McNeill, 12 year s old. only i son of Mr. and Mrs Joe McNeill of j Vilas,' was accidentally killed Tries- j day noon as he was playing with his! deg is ihp infi ?jf the McNeill barn. J A cord which had been used to tie; the dog, and on one end of which was a collar, had been placed about the boy's neck, and as he slipped through a hole in the floor, the other end became fast and the lad was strangled, life having left when members of the family found his body. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday from the O&k Grove Church, Rev. F. C. Watts being in charge of the obsequies, and interment was at the J.line graveyard just west of Boone. Surviving is the father and mother. Bynum was a member or* one of the most prominent and best liked families in this section and was a member and regular attendant at church and Sunday School. He was a model student at the Brushy Fork: School. His tragic .death ccnsuUueci one of the worst shocks his community has known, and "the sympathy of the people is extended the bereaved parents in unstinted measure. Potato Bill Due for New i Hearing on May 23th: ??? WASHINGTON, D C. Represen-! tative Warren, Democrat. North Car-j olina, was notified Tuesday that, the I House Agricultural Committee will! hold a hearing on his revised potato | control bill Tuesday, May 28. The measure, which was redraft- j [ cd after a subcommittee suggested j numerous amendments, would classify potatoes as a basic commodity and authorize the agriculture secretary to t up sales allotments to control pro- ; duqtion. Warren said he thought only mem-! bers of Congress would be called to j testify before the committee next fall.! Lengthy hearings on the proposal j were held several weeks ago by the ] subcommittee. Fish Tale jl Ij I BANNER Kl.K.?Edgar H. Tufts, i ! president of Lees-McRae College ' ; here, reported ine iirnt unusual ; catch of a lifetime last week-end. Mr. Tufts, fishing in the river just i below the school buildings and usj ing three wet flies, had first a strike j from a sixtecn-ineh brown trout, on the top hook. While being pulled j ! in the fish slipped off the top hook | but was caught, accidentally, by the i back fin on the second hook and at j the same instant a fourteen - inch rainbow struck at the top hook which the brown ixout had vacated. Mr. Tufts was successful in landing both brown and rainbow at the same time. J Mere than twenty trout, each over twenty inches long, have already ] been entered by local and visiting i sportsmen in the annual summer fishing contest of the Elk Kiver, and over four hundred fishing permits have been taken out. A party from Greenwich, Conn., who state that they usually go to Canada for a fishing trip hut are anxious to try Banner Elk instead, are coming Sunday to spend several days. They 1 are Mr and Mrs. Lloyd J. Vail and Dr. *T. F. Close. ; ght $1.50 PER YEAR SCENIC PARKWAY NEARING REALITY; DIRT TO FLY SOON y. Ambuss?' r Daniels Told that AVorki* 450-Mile Roadway V& Begin Shortly. MCi^'s ARE ASKED T< | )ME TO ASHEVILLE 3 ? Ki?lit-?$c > Will Be 100 Feet Wide Mueli ?g lie Way- Two Sections Bel 5; i Blowing Bock and \ ilgiiua Almost Kcady. Amabassador Josephus Daniels, who Monday called on officials in Washington having charge of the proposed parkway 10 the Great Smoky Mountain's National Park, was assured that actual construction of the first units of the 450-mile roadway will get under way shortly. Ambassador Daniels took up the matter with Secretary Harold L. Ickes and other officials at the request of Asheviile citizens and State officials. With the approval of Secretary Ickes, Ambassador Daniels invited A. K. Demaray. associate director of the National Park Service, and Thomas II. MacDonald, director of the Bureau of Public Roads, to join him in Asheviile on June 7th and 8th. Mr. Demaray accepted the invitation, but Mr. MacDonald cannot go on account of the iiiness of his wife, but said he would send some other official. Various Causes for Delay Various causes have contributed to the delay in starting the project, the foremost having been the diversion of available funds by delay In passing the S4,800,000,000 work relief bill and slowness of t.he part of North Carolina. ar.d Virgir.i" ro^unnp- the necessary rights of way. The right of way will he 1.000 feet wide over that considerable portion of the route which will pass through government lands. The right of way through privately-owned lands will average 800 feet, but wall be as narrow as 200 feet in some places. However, on the portions of the Parkway having a narrow right of way the Government will require "scenic easements" to the extent of the full 1,000 feet in order to guard against road signs and other unsightly constructions. In Virginia, the 200 feet has been secured, but not the necessary "scenic easements" over much of the route. In North Carolina there has also ebon much delay; but two sections of the proposed Parkway between Plowing Rock and the Virginia line are now practically ready for the letting of contracts This stretch, totaling 60 miles, will probably be the first to be constructed, with the stretch thru the Cherokee Indian Reservation near AshcviHe the second on the schedule. Sunday School 'Week to r? _ i dp vjoservea in i^ouniy Sunday School Week will be observed by many Baptist Churches of Watauga County, according to announcement made Tuesday by Mr. S. C. Eggers, secretary of the Three Forks Association. Mr. Eggers releases the following outline for the week of May 26tli to 30th, and asks that all churches wishing to observe the period communicate with him at once: Sunday- "Outline of Week* (II Timothy 3:16). Monday?The Sunday School and Teaching of the Bible" (II Timothy, 2:15 ana Psalm 1). Tuesday?"The Sunday School, and What It Offers Church Members" *.1 Co. 3:9-17). Wednesday?"The Sunday School and Winning of the Lost." (Daniel 12:3). Thursday?"The Sunday School and Stewardship" (I Peter 4:10). Friday?"The Sunday School, the Church's Greatest Agency in Bringing in the Kingdom of God" (Matt. 28:19-20). Smithey Opens New Store at Blowing Rock Smithey's Store has announced today the opening of a branch store at Blowing Rock, with Mr. Glenn Winkler. who has been with Smithey's a number of years, in charge. The new* establishment, according to Owen Wilson, local Smithey manager, is primarily a grocery establishment, , and he states that the goods handled I will be of the highest quality and that ! the traditional low prices oi nis firm jwl'i picvail. Attention is directed to I an advertisement today which gives [fuller details. COUNTY SINGING ] The annual county singing will be Iheld at the Courthouse in Boone on j Sunday, June 2nd. A large number of classes have already signified their intention of being on hand, ana the usual packed house is expected by promoters. r.VffiJ,'- - ; BIB . .' ' L' w*?5?K?2."'-*?%?&' 1

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