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BOONS, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1948
' BESIDE THE BALLOT BOX
"It took a thousand years to
?hap* this box.
Only bT conturie. of struggle
was that lock fastened
Upon it to pwm i ? my ballot in
One generation after another
boat themselves against the
door -to this
Room and died upon its thresh
Before it opened to let me en
And choose my government.
Dreamers and poets of liberty)
Martyrs and prophets of truth;
Soldier and seaman; statesman
All who hare labored in the
costly human march toward
These are my unseen compan
ions beside the ballot box to
J - . I, m '
? ? ?
AS THIS IS WRITTEN the
folks are marching along to the
polls to avail themselves of one
of the greatest privileges accord
ed free men ... to chooee their
government . . As usual many of
those in the long lines are unac
quainted with the value of their
birthright, and are being towed
in by the polticians of both po
litical parties . . . lured by the
lucre of the well known slush
funds . . . unmindful of the peo
ple and policies they are choos
ing when the "X" is placed in the
circle . . . The majority however
are fairly well versed in what
ever issues are before the elec
torate and take reasonable pride
when they handle the pen oil and
when they drop the ballot in the
ballot box . . . while a deplorable
number rally to the booth and
go down the line for the party,
driven along by a blind poltical
prejudice which blots out con
sideration of either the candida
tes or the issues involved . . .
At any rate all can vote, whatev
er their motives and whether bad
government or good government
results, the right of the majority
to govern the land can't be suc
cessfully brought into question.
V ? ? t ?
ALL THE PROPHETS. news
paper*, and straw pollers, u
iur? us thai Governor Dewey
has iha While House job in the
wall-known pouch, and we
have freely subscribed to this
Una of reasoning . . . However,
over the week-end. as the cam
paigned warmed, we were im
pressed by the Increasing num
ber of folks . . . the "little folks"
of the Roosevelt era. who were
talking it up for Truman . . A
lot of them Demorcats and
quite a few Republicans ... all
of them convinced of the . like
lihood of hard times if Dewey
wins . . . we have heard of this
condition prevailing over other
sections of the country ... If
the workers, the farmers, the
laborers are afraid of Dewey.
Truman will win . . . Don't be
surprised if he does, but don't
lay the money down . . . He's
gaining on the home stretch and
the garland of victory may
be pushed over the long ears
of the Democratic donkey for
the filth time in a row ....
Don't count Harry out yet. . . .
If we knew for a fad who's to
be elected, we couldn't gase in
to the crystal ball and tell what
course the government will lake
In the next four years . . . We
can't prophecy the horrors of
war. nor predict the miseries of
hunger and unemployment . . .
but this we do know, whoever
occupies the Pennsylvania Ave
nue bungalow will be there by
the wishes of the folks . . . that
is the point . . . democracy is
at work In all its comparatively
youthful vigor ... We shall ab
ide the results with confidence.
LIKEWISE, all down the line,
we wouldn"t be able to gaze in
to the crystal ball and know
what we would expect of our
new State administration ... or
just the degree of efficiency and
progrearuvc action will com*
from whefever party takes over
dw attain of the county govern
ment a few weeks hence . . . We
think we know ? all Intelligent
voters believe they can foresee
i rosy future if their party wins
.. . but since a sucessful politi
-ian, lots of times, is the one who
?all be all things to all people,
vho can talk out of both sldei
it the same mouth without a
itammer, and carry a pail of wa
?r on each shoulder without loa
r*g a drop ... we just couldn't
it t dead certainty know what's
i . ' . 1 . ? >'?f i-!,*" ? ? >v
Democrats Ahead In County
Eggers In Lead
Democratic candidates for all
county offices, with perhaps one
exception, have been elected, ac
cording to unofficial returns giv
en th^ Democrat at noon Wednes
day by R. T. Greer, chairman of
the county board of elections.
Chairman Greer says that re
turns indicate that Dr. H. B. Per
ry carried the county for the
Senate by a majority of about
140; that Miss Helen Under down
was elected Register of Deeds by
300 votes, and that Harry Ham
ilton, Chas. Clay and William
Winebarger are in as commiss
ioners by majorities of from 50
to 74. ?
C. F. Thompson's unofficial ma
jority in his race for surveyor is
given as 61,
Mr. Greer says that Represen
tative Clyde Eggers is ahead of
Mrs. Mary S. Harris in the as
sembly race, which probably will
not be settled until the official
tabulation tomorrow. Mrs. Har
ris has refused to concede de
Two men are held in jail here;
(following their arrest in Moun
Itain City, Tenn., less than 12
hours after they allegedly robbed
and beat a 65-year-old^ woman
new Blowing "Rock Saturday
Held without bond on charges
of armed robbery and assault
were Sam Slued, Mountain City,
Tenn., and O. J. McLain, Blow
Officers said the two men en
tered a store operated by Miss
Florence E. Boyd, 10 miles west
of Blowing Rock on Highway 221,
about 8 a. m. Saturday.
%' With guns trained on the el
derly woman, the assailants took,
all the money they could find in
the store ? then filled a bag withj
cigarettes, candy and canned|
goods, according to officers.
The gunmen were not satisfied
with their haul, Miss Boyd told
officers. They beat her in an at
tempt to make her ' tell them
[where other money w&s hidden
in the store.
After leaving her on the floor
of the store, the gunmen fled in
a car towards Tennessee.
A short time later, every law
enforcement officer in the area
was alerted. City ?fficers, dep
uty sheriffs. State highway pa
trolmen and S. B. I. agents join-i
ed the hunt.
One of the officers was SBI Ag
ent S. T. Turkelsoh, who said yes
terday he had been on McLain's
trail for three months as a sus
pect in several robberies com
mitted in Blowing Rock last sum
Less than a mile from the lit
tle country store operated by Miss
Boyd, officers found a car answer
ing the description given of the
gunman's .getaway car. It had
been wrecked, and the occupants
Three hours later, deputies
in Mountain City arrested Slud
er. McLain was arrested early
Sunday near the same spot.
Officers said neither of the
men offered any resistance when
On Radio Hour
Several students from Appala
chian High school will appear on
a program to be broadcast over
Radio Station WKEB, North
/ilkesboro, on Tuesday, Novem
ber 9, or Wednesday, November
Students representing the
school will discuss problems of
vital importance to the public io
regard to National Education
Week, which is held yearly in
A definite time and date win
be announced as soon as a reply
is received from North Wilkes -
bore ? ; r
I Congressman Robert L. Dough
ton has a firm new hold on the
ninth district seat in Congress he
|has occupied since 1910, and by
virtue of the national Democratic
sweep, will again resume his
position as chairman of the
iHouse Ways and Means Commit
tee a post which he had already '
Iheld longer than any man in the
history of the nation.
| Radio reports early Tuesday
morning quoted the veteran
tjolon as saying that he had car
ried every county in the district
with the possible exception of
Stanley. Latest broadcast indi
cated that his majority over
Clyde R. Greene of Boone was
1 Both Congressman Doughtonj
and Mr. Greene waged intensive
Campaigns throughout the district j
and as was the case in the na- ,
tional election many local Re
publicans and Democrats were (
unprepared for the news of the
'extent of the Doughton victory.,
although conservative' analysists
had given the Congressman a
better chance for victory.
GREENE CONCEDES DEFEAT (
Clyde R. Greene, prominent
Boone business man and unsuc
cessful candidate for Congress I in
'the ninth district, has conceded
his defeat, and has dispatched a
congratulatory message to Con
gressman Doughton as follows.
"My heartiest congratulations!
upon your 20th victory. As
chairman of the Ways and Means
Committee of the 81st Congress
your opportunity for constructive
service to the nation will be
tremendous. My sincere best
iMrs. Julia Greene
Succumbs At 77
Mrs. Julia Emma Greene, 77,
of Stony Fork, died Oct 24 at the
home. Funeral services were
held at Stony Fork Baptist
church Tuesday after at 2:00
o'clock, conducted by Rev.
Bynum Trivette assisted by Rev.
Ashley and Rev. Payne.
Mrs. Greene is survived by her
husband G. A. Greene and the
following children: A. A. Greene,
Mr* J. H. Taylor, Deep Gap; V.
O. Greene, Mrs. Ernest Greene,
Stony Fork; E. R. Greene, J. T.
Greene and V. R. Greene of
Winston - Salem. Twenty -six
i grandchildren and 19 great
grandchildren survice. There are
three brothers, J. O.
Winston-Salem; A. M Welch,
Stony Fork; J. F. Welch, Deep
The pallbearers were grand
sons and the beautiful floral of
ferings were carried by grand
daughter* and niecea. Mrs.
Greene was held in high es
teem by all who knew her and
will be greatly misaed.
Ithaca N. Y. ? Student publi
city chairman at Cornell Univer
sity is A. P. Story, Jr. His full
name is Austin P. Story, Jr., and
his fraternity brother* refer to
Mm as " Associated Press."
IH RANKS OF
North Carolina, true to tradi
tion, stayed firmly in the fold of
the Democratic party in North
Carolina as a result of the Tues
Kerr Scott, Democratic candi
date for the Governorship has
tabulated a 300,000 lead over his
opponent, George M. Pritchard,
Republican, while other candi
dates on the major party slate
won by slightly varying margins.
Every Congressional district in
the State has returned Demo
cratic Representatives to Con
gress and Hon. J- Melville
Broughton, won easily and over
whelmingly over his Republican
Truman carried the state by
more than 200,000 popularlity in
spite of the heavy inroads of the
Thurmond ticket, while the Wal
lace vote was negligible.
Dr. Perry Gains
Dr. H. B. Perry has taken a
decisive lead over Dr. A. P. Kep
hart in his race for the State Sen
ate, it was learned this morning.
Unofficial returns from the three
county district give the local phy
sician a lead of from 700 to 800.
Released by Apps
The Athletic Committee of
Appalachian State Teachers col
lege has released today the pro
posed basketball schedule for the
1948-49 season. The Moun
taineers, defending champions in
the North State Conference,
have scheduled twenty - five
games for the coming campaign.
Dec. 6, East Tenn. State, away;
Dec. 8, Kannapolis, home; Dec.
11, McCrary, home; Dec. 14,
Guilford, Home; Dec. 17, E. C. T.
C., away; Dec. 18, A. C. C., away;
Jan. 6, Chatham, away; Jan. 8,i
Lenoir-Rhyne, home; Jan. 11,
W. C. T. C., away; Jan. 13, Kan
napolis, away; Jan. 15, East
Tenn. State, home; Jan. 18, High
Point, away; Jan. 20, Georgia
Teachers, home; Jan. 28, Cataw
ba, away; Jan. 25, A. C. C. home;
Jan. 29, Chatham, home; Feb. 1,
McCrary, away; Feb. 4, E. C. T.
C., home; Feb. 6, Lenoir Rhyne,
away; Feb. 8, Elon, home; Feb.
11, Elon, away; Feb. 12, Guilford,
away; Feb. 15, High Point, home;
Feb. 17, W. C. T. C., home; Feb.
19, Catawba, home; Feb. 24, 25,
26, ESIAC Tournament ? Elkin.
For the country as a whole,
consumers' income at the end of
the third quarter hit an annual
Irate of $191,800,000,000 with ex
[penditures at the rate of $179,
000,000,000. This puts the annual
rate of savings at $12,800,000,000
compared with a rate of $12,000,
000,000 at the end of the half
REMAINS IN WHITE HOUSE
_ _ _?_1.
Leaden in City
Extension Specialists from the
State College are in Boone today
(Wednesday) holding a one-day
conference with home demon
stration agents and their assis
tants from seven counties in this
area. The purpose of the confer
ence is to Complete plans for
next year's program of work fori
the home demonstration and 4-H
clubs of each county. Each coun
ty has already made suggestions
and recommendations in their lo
cal club and county council meet
ings and these will be discussed
with the specialists.
The meeting, which is to be
held at the Daniel Boone Hotel,
will open with an assembly at
8:45 a. m. Beginning at nine o'
clock individual conferences will
be held with the specialists. These;
will continue until lunch, after
which a discussion will be held.
To be included in the discussion
are 1MB objectives, Home Dem
onstration Club Meetings, month
ly and annual reports, adminis
trative work, and a summary of
MARCH Or DIMES
The national goal for the next
March of Dimes campaign
against polio is $30,000,000, ac
cording to Warren D. Coss, ol
New York, fund-raising director,
who terms this year as "the
blackest year" in the fight
against infantile paralysis. There
have been more than 20,500
cases this year, with the total
reaching a probable 30,000 be
fore the year's end.
OLDEST CHURCH IN AREA
Tb* new Throo Forka Btptkl Church bolldba. which was ncMllr
coraplaiad il a coat of fltMO. Tb* church, which la looted jut
?aat of Boain on highway 421, U tbo old? i la wastern North Car
olina. ha ring baan trgwutd In 17*0. ? Photo by Blair.
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Riles Are Held;
Mrs. John S. Williams, 78 years '
old. a member of one of Boone's (
' nrominent pioneer families, ,
- ? 28th. at
Mrs. Jonn w
old. a member of one of Boone ...
most prominent pioneer families,'
died Thursday October 28th, at.
her home in Blowing Rock, fol-f
lowing a long illness. ,
Funeral rites were conducted ,
at the home Saturday, and inter- (
ment was in the Boone cemetery. ,
"" ? services were conducted by.
? * minister of
ment was m
The services were conducted .
Rev. R. D. Earnest, minister of)
the Presbyterian church at Blow
ing Rock, of which Mrs. Williams
was a devout member.
Mrs. Williams was the former
Miss Betty Councill, daughter of
the late Mr. and Mrs. James Wil
lis Councill of Boone. In 1888 she
was married Jo Mr. John S .Wil
liams of Raleigh, one of the fore
most school teachers of his day.
Mr. Williams died in 1932.
The survivors are three sons
and six daughters: Hugh, Camer
on and Bower Williams, .Blowing
Rock; Mrs. E. F. Fewell, Atlanta,
Ga.; Mrs. U. O. Miller, Hickory;
Mrs Clarke Brown, Jefferson;
Mrs. H. E. Conrad, StatesviUe;
Mrs. H. F. Custer, Blowing Rock;
Mrs. H. P. Holshouser, Blowing
Staley Frank Garrison, 53, of
Burlington and Valle Crucis,
died unexpectedly early Satur
day morning at his home at Valle
Funeral service* were coo
ducted at the Burlington Prea
byterian Church by Rev. Chester
Alexander. Time and date ef the
service was not learned.
Mr. Gerriaon, uwuei of a fi
nance company at Burlington,
was retired. Survivors include
the wife and two sons, Staley
Frank Garrison, Jr. and Nat W.
Garrison, both of Burlington.
Taken By Death
Mrs. Ruth Ellen Swan, i ?
of Mrs. A. M. Norton, died
Charlotte hoapital last Wiu^.
iy, following a brief Qlnesa.|
fr al services were held -*
home in Albemarle Fjid
toon, and interment waa
__ lew cemetery of that clt
Mr. and Mrs. Swan attn
ilachian State Teachers
[n Face Hostile
Press, And PoDs
Reversing what had been htO-v
id as an overwhelming Republi
can trend throughout the nation,
and throwing the predictions of
newspapers out of the Window
while knocking the chart* of
pollsters and professional politi
cal analyslsts into a cocked hat
President Truman has apparent
Governor Daway conceded
the election of Prealdeat Tru
man al 11:20 Wednesday morn
ing, whan the Truman edge in
Ohio and California made it ha
possible for the Empire Stale
axacutiva to. catch up with the
fighting WWourl incumbent.
In his talegAm to the Praaldent
Governor Dewey saidt "My
haarHsst cuum alula tioaa ?
your elect! on and every good
wish for your success with the
administration ..." The tele
gram concluded with a plea for
a united-effort in behalf e<
ly won the presidency In his own
right on the basis of Wednesday
Tiorning returns, in the greatest
political reversal in modern poli
At the same time word is that
joth the Senate and the House
ye re carried by the Democrats
n their unexpected upsurge of
?enewed leadership throughout
he nation, but the final returns
is to the exact extent of the
iweep havent as yet been tabu
President Truman, as this is
written, is leading in 27 states
with a total electoral vote of
179, while Dewey is leading in
itates having a total electoral
rate of 214. Dewey carried New
York, Pennsylvania and other
: as tern states, while Truman is
ahead in the populous States of
Dhio, Indiana, Illionis; is carry
ing many of the mountain states,
ill of the south save four states,
and is holding a slight lead in
California. Late reports indicate
that if final returns sustain the
President's Ohio lead he will win,
while if Dewey carries Ohio, he
has not definitely won, but that
the tontest will go to the new
House of Representatives, which
would almost certainly spell out
a Truman victory.
The final outcome of the presi
dential race is expected to be an
nounced by noon today. Neither
Dewey nor Truman have issued
The local Health Department
has been very fortunate In secur
ing an X-ray mobile unit (or the
purpose of mass X-raying.
The unit will be at the college
on Tuesday, November 23 from
9:00 a. m. until 4:30 p. m. for the
purpose of X-raying the college
student body and the Boone and
Blowing Rock High school stud*
On Wednesday, November 24
from 9: a. m. until 11:30 a. m. the
unit will be at Cove Creek High
school for the purpose of X-ray
ing the Cove Creek and Bethel
High school students and anyone
in that section of the county who
desires to have one.
Fran 1:00 p. m. until 4:30 p.
m. the unit will bo at the court
house in Boone for the purpose
of X-raying anyone who would
like to have it -
This service is free to tbe pub
lic and we would Ilk* to have as
many as possible to take ad van t
?ge of this opportunity.
Foe the sixteenth consecutive
month, Russia tailed in Septem
ber to live up to its agreement
with Allied headquarters for re
turning Japanese prisoners of
war. Only 87,314, of the agreed
80,000 were returned during the
month. Japan? a repatriated
from 8oviet-con trolled areas up
to Oct 15 total 839,595, with 484,
092 still waiting to be released uj
from Russian zones.
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