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U11KRTY . . . has laws
1 think of no word that is so often 1
misused and misunderstood as the
word "liberty." To many people it
seen'.s to mean that they have a right
to do as they please regarciiess of the
i o; UL1H.-13. i uo a great ileal of
motoring, much of It over wide,
smooth concrete highways, and I see
many examples of drivers who have
no regard whatever for the safety of
Liberty, it seems to me, is not the
right to violate law or to infringe
upon other people's liberty. Unfortu;
ateiy. we have in America a very
iarge number of people, not all of
l.'.erii of recent foreign birth or descent,
whose idea i3 exactly the op
pc-site. It is an extremely prevalent
idea among our foreign-born population
that they don't have to obey any
laws at all in this land of liberty to
which they have come to escape, in!
many cases, from the rigorous regu-1
lation of their native countries
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REGISTRATION ... of nil*..* I1
There is no nation except ours in j J
the world that permits foreigners to |'
enter and move about freely without1'
identification cards and registration |!
with the police or municipal authori- c
These other nations protect the lib- j'
ertics of their own people against in- )(
fringement by foreigners who don't i
understand or are not inclined to con- '
form to their laws and customs, by 1
keeping the closest tab on everybody '
who is not a citizen. In most coun- J
tries a landlord is subject to severe
penalty if he rents an apartment or "
a hotel room to an alien without first
inspecting the foreigner's passport ^
and other papers and immediately re- j
porting the visitor to the police. '
I have a strong feeling that the |'
United States would have much iess j }
of a crime problem if we kept the
same kind of tab on every stranger
within our gates.
FINGERPRINTS ... of all J
The suggestion has often been '
made, and I think the idea is gaining s
ground, that every ehild ought to be f
fingcr-pinted at birth and a record
of those fingerprints filed with the ^
proper authorities for possible future s
identification. I cannot see where it ^
would be an infringement upon indlvidual
liberty to require every citizen
to carry with him at all times j,
some identifcatlon, either a card with j
his fingerprints and name, or an '
identification tag such as 'are issued j
to soldiers in war. (
A terrible howl goes up from some
quarters whenever such a suggestion ^
is made. My observation is that the t
howls mostly arise from persons or j,
groups who are more interested in .
evading the law or helping violators' j
of law to go free, than from law-1
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RELIEF . . . goes astray
I have seen many statements late- t
ly of the number of aliens in the Uni- j
ted States who are drawing relief j ?
money from municipal, State or Fed- j Q
eral sources. Some of them, to be ?
sure, have taken out their first pa- (
pers. One case I heard of recently is ,
that of a man and wife who have nev- t
er earned a cent since they came to
America. She was a widow with five (
children, he is a widower with six ,
children, and their joint progeny has ,
added another half-dozen or so to the j
population of America. The man has ,
been supported by charity almost
from the time of his entrance into this
By any ser able Lest of qualifca- (
lions for citizenship, this family nev- (
or would have been allowed to re- J
main here. ,
NATIONALISM . . . for us too I
I have little sympathy with the in
tensely nationalistic spirit which has ,
seized the people of almost all the
world in the past few years. I think
it is about time we in the United
States were tightening the lines. It
i3 becoming a matter of self-defense.
We have a greater opportunity to go
on indefinitely as a self-contained j
nation than has almost any other
country. We are dependent upon the;
rest of the world for only a few lux- j
I have never seen any human plan
that was perfect, but it does not seem
impossible for America to develop an <
economic system under which our
own people will be able to consume
everything that our mines, waters,
forests, farms and factories can produce
and provide a market which:
would still keep us in the position of j
the most prosperous nation in the
Until the rest of the world recovers
its economic sanity and ceases to
set up stupid artificia. barriers to the
free flow of international trade. It
seems to me that America might
show how much better she can do
the job of being a completely selfcontained
Judge John H. Bingham, Ira Edmisten,
Henry Haganiari, Ed Hagaman,
R. T. Greer and Dr. H. B. Perry
composed a delegation going to
Salisbury Monday for a conference
with Mr. Ross Sigmon of the Highway
Commission, relative to road
work in Watauga County. The outcome
of the discussion was not given
out for publication.
VOLUME XLVII, NUMBER 11_
DOUGHTON IS OUT
OF PICTURE Ac TO
~ ~ A JLK/A^ 1 *.kj x \J
Movement to Draft Congressman
Collapsed. Following Positive
INTIMATES THAT HE WILL
HE FOUND IN HOEY CAMP
North Carolinians Buy Many New
Autos: New Manager for State
Railway; Paralysis Scare Is
Over; Other State News.
By M. R. DUNNACAN
RAL.EIGH, N C.?The movement
.0 "draft Doughton for Governor" coiapsed
last week when Congressman
t. L. Doughton stated in WinstonSalem
very definitely that he would
tot be a candidate, air ambition he
jave up months ago at the request
if President Roosevelt, and strongly
nlimated that he would be found suptorting
the candidacy of his friend,
Jlyde R. Hoey, of Shelby.
As a part of the Doughton boom,
-w n?i-.u wr "-rs ' *- "
j*. naiisu v*. ivu-L'ufiain, rorsytn rep_
eser.tative and candidate for Governor
on the anti-sales tax platform,
lad staled he would withdraw from
he race if "Farmer Bob" would run
?a move politicians say was a bid
or Doughton aid in his campaign for
Joverr.or. Mr Doughton's statement
hat lie would not be a candidate was
lot surprising, probably not even to
.IcDonald, but the Doctor may have
>cen surprised at the Hocy intimafon.
Dr. McDonald ran into a freight
rain on a little used track between
lhapcl Hill and Nelson on Thursday
light in the rain, pushed in the raiiator
of a ear he borrowed for his
ampaign and bruised his shoulder
lightly. He rode into Durham on the
reight and submitted to a medical
ixaftiinatlon. He's getting over the
erritory and reports splendid results,
aying he's receiving thousands of letcrs
of encouragement, many containng
SI, $5 and other small bills.
Meanwhile, A. H. (Sandy) Graham
= getting over the territory too, turnng.
up a.t gatherings everywhere,
hipng .them the installation of Young
Jemoeratic officials in Wake County,
landidate Hoey said recently he
rould wait some time before becomsg
active in his campaign, but would
hen state his position on every issue
u the campaign, which would cover
he State completely. Also, Col. T. L.
Cirkpatriek, Charlotte, said he would
uuuuct u short campaign and not
tart for some time. John A. McRae,
f Charlotte, is also traveling.
Paul D. Grady, Kenley; W. P. Horon,
Pittsboro, and George McNeill,
"avelteville. announced, and W. L.
.umpkin. Louisburg, unannounced,
candidates for Lieutenant Governor,
ire also turning up here, there and
everywhere. They are covering the
irea rapidly. Lumpkin is expected to
Plenty of political activity may be
expected during the next several
nor.ths, until the next June primary,
ind beyond, for second primaries arc
jromised in one or more contests. It
viU be a spicy menu, probably.
NKVV AIJTOS BOUGHT
North Carclir.ains have bought 37,- j
139 new passenger cars and 9,341 new
: rucks this calendar year, through
August, a big increase over the 28,150
cars and 6,676 trucks purchased to
he end of August last year, Director
R. R. McLaughlin, of the Motor
Vehicle Bureau, reports. August sales
imounted to 5,057 cars and 1,320
(Continued on Page S)
Long Illness is Fatal to
Mr. M. H. Stanbury
M. H. Stanbury, 36 years old and a
resident of Todd, died at the home
of a brother-in-law, Mr. Cecil Miller,
of Boone, last Saturday morning after
an illness of several months, wflich
followed an appendix operation. A
complication of ailments contributed
to his demise.
Funeral services were conducted on
Monday from the South Fork Baptist
Church at Todd, Reverends Winkler,
Sexton and J. C. Canipe of
Boorie taking part in the services.
Interment was at the Blackburn cemetery.
A n unusually large crowd gath
CiCU iUl U1C
Surviving is the widow and or.e
small son, James Thomas. A halfbrother,
Mr. S. O. Stanbury, resides
Mr. Stanbury was the son of William
Stanbury, and was born and
reared in the Todd community. He
was a farmer by occupation, a quiet,
industrious young man, and useful
and good citizen.
Ted Witherspoon, charged with
driving drunk, was fined $50 and the
costs by Judge Bingham in Recorders
Court Tuesday, while Sallie Dula,
charged with larceny and receiving,
was bound to the Superior Court.
Independent Weekly New
WHERE WAR CL<
Waters and Lands Across Whicl
with Ethiopia S
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NEW YORK . . . This map shorn
the waters and lands across whict
Italy is reaching for a seemingly
certain conflict with Ethiopia
Italian troops by the thousands hav<
been arriving at Massaua and Moga
diseie, in Eritrea and Itallax
Somalilandj ~ respectively. Addl
Ababa is the capital of Ethiopia
Adowa is the place wliero tbi
Italians suffered shattering defea
40 years agor a defeat, which it 1
believed the present campaign is ii
part, intended to avenge.
COVE CREEK FAIR !
DATES ARE GIVEN j
Annual Agricultural Event Is to Be
Held at Cove Creek School on
The Cove Creek Fair, which has
come to be an institution for the entire
county of Watauga, is to be held
at the Cove Creek High School September
27-28, under the joint sponsorship
of the Boone and Cove Creek
vocational agriculture and home economic
classes. The fair, which has
drawn large crowds during the past
years, is expected to be the best thus i
Exhibits - will be arranged M-rder
the following departmental headings: I
Baby Show, Flowers, Art, Needlecraft,
Culinary, Home Canning and
Preserving, Farm Crops, Horticulture,
livestock, Poultry, FFA and 4-H
Clubs, and Home Economics.
Friday afternoon athletic events,
participated in by all the schools of
the county, will be the feature attraction,
and a minstrel show will be
given both nights.
The premium catalogs are expec-ed
to be ready for distribution by
Friday or Saturday of next week and
may be procured at the following
Clyde Perry's store, Don Hagaman's
store, Bert Mast's store, James
Mast's store, W. F. Sherwood's store,
Crf**Ir "Rich Rnhnnl A P! Mftst's
store, Henry Hagaman's store, V. D.
Ward's store, W. W. Mast's store,
Clyde Tester's store, Valie Crnci3 Co.,
Harbin's store at Shulls Mills, and
Moore'a store at Foscoe; J. C. Hedges'
store at Adams, T. L. Mast's store at
Lovill, Belk-Whitc store, Farmers
T?^rd?y?re. Watauga Hardware. VVa!
tauga Drug Co., Boone Drug Co.. all
in Boone; Trivette's Garage, Deep
Gap; G. G. Stephens' store. Meat
Camp; T. L. Critcher's store. Bamboo,
and Bank of Blowing Rock at
All farmers and housewives in the
county are urged to exhibit some of
their products at the fair. F. F. A.
Boys, Home Ec. girls and 4-H Club
boys and girls are also urged to support
their department by entering as
many exhibits as possible.
Text Books Are Now
School books are now on hand at
the office of County Superintendent
W. H. Walker, and are being rapidly
distributed. It is urged that those students
wishing to purchase books do
so at the superintendent's office; those
who wish to rent books must get
them through their teachers and the
teachers through their principals.
This procedure, it is explained, must
be followed strictly, as the county
superintendent is not allowed to let
out any boohs for rental purposes except
to the principals of the various
schools. Office hours week days, 2 to
5 o'clock; Saturday, 8 a. m. to 12.
CLOTHES?OLD AND NEW!
How we need them for our secondhand
clothing store?now more than
ever! In quantities unlimited. Every
variety?age, sex and kind. In addition
to this remember that few boy3'
clothes ever come, and we have 72
from 6 years up. You'll get six feel
of gratitude from every one of then;
for even one boy garment. And remnants,
remnants! Mary Martin Sloop
business manager of Crossnore Schoo'
1 Inc.. freight and express, Ashford
.N. C.; parcel post, Crossnore, N. C.
spaper?Established in tl
COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
3UDS LOWER IN OLD
i Mussolini's Empire Is Keai-ltiii
Shown on Interesting Map of Ri
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War Against Sa
Local Unit Fair Tax Associati
livening; President and Seer
ent, Together with Dr. Bu
Meeting; Leonard Stil
The determination of the Nortl
Carolina Fair Tax Association tt
wage relentless warfare against th(
sales tax and in favor of economy ii
government was emphasized by :
junoben-of officials of the organiza
(ion which met with a group of Iocs
members in Boone Monday night. I
was also quite evident that the fatax
group will line up behind Di
Ralph McDonald of \Vin3ton-Sale11
for Governor, and will throw its sup
port behind candidates for the Gen
erw! Assembly who are in synipath;
with the Fail- Tax Association's pro
gram and can be depended upon ti
do what they promise the people tdo
after they get to Raleigh," to us
the words of one of the speakers.
The fair-taxers made no specia
ado about their meeting and the pub
lie was not invited, as on former oc
ca3ions, but it is understood tha
plans are under way to hold publi
meetings later in Watauga, Ashe an
Wilkes counties, in furtherance of th
Fair Tax Association's campaign. OJ
BEGINS IN FLORIDA
Set Pyres to -Wert l'ONSilmiiY 01 rt"
tiiciice in Storm Area. Few
Are Being Buried.
MIAMI. FLA.?Sheriff D. C. Coll
man, directing operations in the low
er Keys, reported to the Red Cro:
at 9:15 a. m. Saturday that burnin
of bodies of Monday night's ston
victims had started.
It was after daylight, the sherL
said, before the first match was a]
plied to a pile of oil soaked bodies.
Orders for cremation of bodii
which could not be buried quick:
were issued by Governor Dave Sholt
| kjii i cuunuiitMiua'.iuii ui oitnu ncan
authorities as a precaution again:
possible outbreak of pestilence.
A priest, a rabbi and a ministi
were flown to Snake Creek by tl
Coast Guard to conduct burial ser
ices of the dead there.
Here in Miami, graves were dug
Woodlawn cemetery to hold 125 bo
ies of World War veterans brougl
out of the storm area.
They were killed, with comrade
and civilians in great numbers wh<
the mad storm slashed the gover
; ment relief camps where they we:
quartered at Matecumba Key. Tl
Red Cross said the number dead i
missing totalled 446.
Form Available For
Auto Drivers Licens
i Forms for making applications fi
' drivers license under the new Sta
automobile law are now available :
' the office of the Clerk of the Sup
t rior Court, at the offices of notari
: public in the town, and at the g
i rages and some of the service st
tions. Drivers are notified that th<
, must apply for these licenses, whii
I will be issued without cost up to N
, vember 1st. After that date th
will cost the applicant 51.30.
ie Year Eighteen Eighty-Ei$
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12. 1935
WORLD AREAS I
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id Sea Country.
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les Tax Begun
of Local Citizens t
on in Private Session on Monday
etary of State Association Presrrus;
C. W. Teal Presides at I
11 in Watauga County. a
i ficers of the association who met with a
i the local group Monday night includ- 2
ed Mr. D. E. Turner of Mooreaville,
1 State president; Dr. John T. Burrus, t
i of High Point, State Senator and lead- a
- er of the anti-sales tax forces in the f
.1 last Assembly, who is a-director of.
t the Tax Association; Mr. A. W. Bunch t
r of Statosvllle, former president of the ?
. | North Carolina Merchant* Associa- c
tjtion and a director of the Ta.*. Asso- t
- ciation, and J. Paul Leonard of f
- State3ville, executive secretary of the
f association, and known as the State's \
- most bitter foe of the sales tax. 1
3 Mr. Leonard is still in this section, f
1 and has the co-operation of a local j
e j committee in making a canvass in the
! interest of the Tax Association. It is ]
.1 j understood that Ashe County was vis- ]
-1 ited yesterday, ami Wilkes County is ]
:-! to be visited today.
L Mr. C. W. Tea! of Boone is Wa- j
e tauga Countys' representative 011 the i
.A L-tttSrtfol hoavH nC tVicv Tov A neonio . .
vi umjuioi uvuiu ui ut'. loa noowoia- i
e tion, and he presided at Monday :
t- night's meeting i
>! ELK MAN SHOOTS
<\ AND KILLS NEGRO
?- j Dana Triplett Surrenders for Homicide
at His Home in Wilkes
County Thursday Night.
WTI.KESBORO, N. C ?Cana Tripiett,
wel! known citizen of Elk Town-s
ship <Wilkes County), shot and killed
? Charlie Horton, 37. negro, in an altercation
at the Triplett home Friff
I day evening about six o'clock .
?- According to an account of the affair
given by eye witnesses, the col53
ored man went to the home of Trip'y
|lett and started a fight with another
z. colored boy, who was working at the
h Triplett home. Triplett attempted to
st stop the fight and Horton assaulted
him with stones and barely missed
f striking his children and a visiting
lady standing nearby. Triplett drew
a ,25-calibre automatic pistol and
shot the negro three times in the
in chest and abdomen. However, he
d- threw two rocks after he was shot
ht and walked some distance from the
house before he fell. Neighbors cares
ried him to the hospital here where
in he died in a few minutes after he
re Triplett promptly came to Wilkesle
boro and surrendered to Sheriff W.
>r B. Somers.
W. M. U. of Three forks;
i? To Hold Annual Meeting
or The Women's Missionary Union of
te the Three Forks Association will hold
at its annual meeting with Mt. Calvary
e- Church on Wednesday, September 18.
es The meeting will begin at 10 a. m.
a- and close about 3:30 p. m. Dinner will
a- be served by the local society,
sy j The outstanding feature of the
;h | meeting will be an address by Miss
o- i Sara Funderburk, returned Missioneyjarv
All are cordially invited to attend.
$1.50 PER YEAR
WERAL RITES TO
BE HELD TODAY
FOR HUEY P. LONG
toth Friend and Foe Join in Expressing
Regret Over Tragic
Death of Colorful Ruler.
SODY TO REST IN SHADOW
STATE CAPITOL BUILDING
O-Year-Oid Eye Specialist Kills Spectacular
Political Figure as He
Emerges from Imposing Slate
House at Baton Rouge.
BATON ROUGE, LA. ? Senator
luey P. Long tiled Tuesday at the
eight of his power, End both friend
nd foe of his political creed throughut
the nation deplored his assassttation.
Control of his Louisiana empire.
vhlch he ruled as a dictator, was In
:onfusion as his lieutenants sought
o solidify their ranks and preserve
he power they inherited.
Lang's death came at 1:06 a. m.,
Central Standard Time He was unonsclous.
His immediate family and
olitical associates surrounded his
Long was 42 years old. For 31
ours he and his physicians fought
gainst death from wounds inflicted
y Dr. A. C. VVeis3 Jr., 30-year-old
Saton Rouge eye specialist, who shot
he Senator as he stepped from the
louse chamber into a corridor of the
E&pitol building Sunday night.
Tv'eiss, a member of a family polit:ally
opposed to Long, immediately
ropped dead from 30 bullet wounds
iflicted by Longs heavily-armed
odyguards. He was buried Monday
Tire bullet from Weiss' gun struck
he Senator in the right side, penerated
the colon in two places, injured
, kidney and passed out of his body
-i the back. An emergency operation
nd five blood transfusions failed to
The imposing 33-story State Caplol,
setting for his greatest triumphs
:nd his fatal wounding, was chosen
or the Senator's last rites.
For J7*'ho?rB, from 1 p. rn. Wed\ca'day
until 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
the body of the slain political
:hieftain will lie in State in the rounda
of the huge State House which
At the latter hour funeral services
vill be held, after which he will be
juried on the Capitol grounds. The
"amily late Tuesday agreed to suggestions
of Long's followers that it
yould be appropriate, that he rest
jermanentiy in tne shadows of the
landsorac citadel of his political domain.
An East Baton Route coroner's jury
returned a verdict saying that the
man who dominated the public life
if Louisiana for eight years "came
Lo his death from gunshot wounds of
a homicidal character." The verdict,
following Louisiana custom, did not
fix responsibility for the act.
$3,000 Loss Incurred
As Coffey Home Burns
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A fire of undetermined origin on
Saturday a week ago completely destroyed
the eight-room residence of
Mr and Mrs. R. L.. Coffey of Route
1, including practically all the furniture
and other fixtrues, and a considerable
quantity of foodstuffs.
Members of the family were not in
the house when the blaze started,
and they do not know how it originated.
The loss, which has been estimated
as high as three thousand
dollars, was only partially covered by
Mr. Coffey's father, Mr. D. C. Coffey.
who was a visitor in town Saturday,
says his son is preparing
temporary living quarters on the
! Roosevelt Deplores
Shooting of Senator
HYDE PARK, N. Y.?President
Roosevelt, befo.-e the death of Huey
| P. Long, Monday deplored the "spirit
of violence" in expressing his "regret"
at the attempt upon the life of the
Senator from Louisiana.
Mr. Roosevelt issued the following
"I deeply regret the attempt made
upon the life of Senator f-ong of Louisiana.
Hie spirit of violence is unAmerican
and has no place in a consideration
of public affairs, least of
all at a time when calm and dispassionate
approach to the difficult
problems of the day is 30 essential."
Senator Long has been one of the
severest critics of the administration
and had indicated an intention to run
for President next year against Mr.
It was learned that the President
and Mrs. Roosevelt sent a personal
message to Mrs. Long. This was not