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^gentlemen congre«jUd M a side
watt. evidently far • ne.*hborl>
%i*n. , 7:"A
■n»T .pp-r*d faWa^aru
taUlg-C, ■( le.it a fair education,
the type of men whoa* opinion
">i(M be tapoctod fa command a
4*V— ot reelect. *? .
A* I pasted they were diacuv
fW the Integrity of official. and
;; JwbUc employe*!, an I (topped in
bearing distance to hMr them **
preaa their opiaiowa.
0«* gentleman aaid: "Wo atffi
»en ci Integrity fa office,
meen who mean fa da right aid
eaa be abaolutaly -'-frill I ml
But." he eoatinood, "we have tea
many of the other type."
aeeood man aaid. -y* are
•oatly correct for ». .tU] hava
«** patriotic official, who can
not be cormpted and will
up to tbalr conviction, if fa* world
fella, but I aire* that wa aught to
hevo Mora of them."
The flnt .p*ak*r broke In. my
log. "I agree with you, for I afa
eerely believe we have official.,
from the top to the bottom, who
would give up life Itaelf before
they would surrender their prfa
ciplea and go back on their peo
ple. But, don't mlaunder.tand me.
they are too darned few "
The third man then went fate
•etlon and anortod. "You guy* are
off the track when It cornea to pub
lic official, i dont believe there
la one today, from thoee wo send
to Wellington down to the police
of a one-hone town, but ha. hlf
Price. Shake a big enough roll
In hla face and be will aell his
■•other', chance for Heaven.
Where la that old time honor our
granddaddlea uaed to talk about
and practice? Hen whoa* word waa
th«lr bond. I tell you non* of ua
hav* It any more. We aQ like
money too well. Who, today would
atand up to his conviction, with a
halter around hla neck?
"Officials are just men like the
feet of us. and make the pUe big
enouah and convictions can go to
the devil. Maybe there are a few
who would stick If the pinch came,
but who are they?"
The men walked on (tin dlecuee
ing the merita and demerlta of
people In general and public offi
ciate in particular.
Thla convention waa nothing
new. All of us have heard atmllar
one* many times But aomahow it
clicked with me as It never had
before, and set me into a more
aerioua line of thinking and won
Bering how far wo have traveled
from the customs, traditions and
the sturdy integrity and high con
ception! of honor of our fathers.
On* of the principal Unas of the
limited hiatorlcal reaearch that I
have done is of th* period of the
American Revolution and the twen
ty years period immediately pro
It Is. perhaps, natural that I
should use the men of thee* per
iods In comparing condition, of
that time with thoee of the preeent.
What reader of hiatory haa not
thought aeriously of that group of
patriot, who algnod the Declara
tion of Independence, doing It
with the definite understanding
that If the Declaration was not
maintained they would bo taken to
England for trial for treason and
their heads, probably, aet up on
"London Bridge aa a warning to
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any prorineUl who dared to «nna
lion the pswer of Great Britain?
Y#t not um ot them hesitated
Hiey had taeon Instructed bjr the
and they did It ■ jBl J;
I have *lw»y* been a great ad
miral of Samuel Adam* ot Boston,
"Father of the ttevoltttion" Ha
did more than anr other dosen to
bring ca the Revolution, wai a
poor man. never could make ar
keep any property or money nor
taawad to eare •••. .jk- ••
However, he wa* absolutely in
corruptible and apent yeara of hia
life in the Mrvtea at hia couatry
At that time often* in England
and the colon lea were bought and
told tad given m reward* a* •
material commodity and Um King
*ad hi* miniator* could eon
celve of any mm refitting an *«ie*
on any acore
They had their eyea as Adam*
aad warrant* for the arreet of him
and John Hancock had been leaned
In England and had not been aent
to Maaaachuaett* for the aole rea
son that the King'i attorney gen
eral and other* war* afraid they
oould not leeure enough evidence
to eoovlct thorn.
rfut Gen. Oage. commander of
the Brltlah troop* quartered in
Boston to overawe the people, de
cided to "buy" him, and aent Col.
Ponton aa hi* emimry to make
the deal and to frighten Ada ma.
The confidential aad verbal offer
aent by Col. ronton woe, two thous
and gulnae*. a liberal penaion aad
appointment to * lucrative office,
a tremendou* ram of money at
Mr. Adam* llftened attentively
and apparently with great latereet,
and when Col. ronton cloaed with
the warning that "it I* the advice
of Gen. Oage to you not to incur
the further diipleamire of Hi* Maj
esty," be ro*e, quivering with In
dignation, and replied, "Sir, I have,
1 tniat. long aince made my peacn
with the King of king*. No perion
al coniideratlon *h*U Induce me
to abandon the righteoua cauae of
my country. Go, tell General Gage
It la the advice of Samuel Adam*
to him no longer to iniult the feel
ing* ot an exaaperatod people."
Col. ronton returned aad report
ed hi* failure, and the great aur
prlie to Gen. Gage wa* that Sam
uel Adama would have the auda
city to offer bim advice, but he bad
* great deal more to learn about
Think of the public official* you
know and what they would do un
der ilmllar clrcumatancea today.
Joeeph Reed, the great patriot
of Pennsylvania, wa* *nother the
Brltlah tried to corrupt. Unlike
Adams, Reed wa* not oppreued
by poverty, but (tudied law in Eng
land and returned to Philadelphia
where he lupported the colonic*
agalnat England from the begin
ning. Military aecretary to Gen.
Waahlngton, member of the Phil
adelphia AaeemUy, Colonel of the
Philadelphia troop*, member of
Continental Congreaa, Brigadier
General at Cavalry and many other
high position* of trust, the British
tried to purchaie him a* hi* in
RALEIGH % 5.48
Washington, D. C. _ 10.46
New York - 14.00
Boston — 18.15
Chicago „ 18.10
Los Angelas 81.25
' Plus U. S. Tax
Dafat St, ftwi AM MM
lady nuwvM*?iiToyalift ««• th«
offer to (Vtm Reed. 51
The i—"«|« stated that Gtu
Rood's infliMKc was wsated to
support the effort* b«liX used to
reunite the two countries and «*
tabliah peace Mf». Ferguson, in
(•latins Um incident afterward,
aaid that wbaa aha had finlahed,
hU reply cmm immediately with.
every high (choel pupil la familiar
"I am not worth purchasing, hut
such a* I am. the King of Groat
Britain la not rich enough to do
He bad Juat boon offend la*
thouaand pounds atorling. together
with any offlee in the colonies la
Hta Majesty's gift.
TUa relation I* of only two
men who could net be corrupted
kf the British. There wore acorn
of others low striking and spectac
ular They aueaiiJid with one
Benedict Arnold. Do we have
sta teamen today with the typo of
patriotism and moral eouraga?
There la no way of knowing.
There might aoaae a tinia when
men would he put to such teats.
If communism should continue
for a half contury to make the
strides forward that It haa made
the pnat twenty-five years, who
However, 1 believe wo will al
ways have a few men who cannot
The Communications Workers
of America Union haa paid South
ern Boll Telephone Company >319.
000 for physical damage Inflicted
on the company's facilities during
the IMS strike.
Payment by the union was the
outgrowth of a damage suit field
In 1998 by the compghy. An agree
ment to this effect waa reached
by company and CWA attorneys,
Southern Bell manager, H. M. In
abihet, announced here.
t; franklin Hiilhw of Appalach
ian High School and Paul Yalta
of Cova Crank High School war*
aelected by thai/ rcapactivc student
councils at "Rotary boys" of the
month af February. These bojrf
ware dinner gueatt of the Boone
Rotary Club M Thursday. Fabru
Franklin and Paul were selected
for their outstanding ork In the
field* of schnlarahip, leadership,
chkracter and services la their
Franklin, sou of Mr. and Mrs.
Harry M Hamilton. Jr., of Boom.
was a member of the basketball
team for on* year, wrestling team
one year, tennis team three years,
lien's A Club two yeam, band
four years and dance bend one
Paul, ton of Julis Yates of Valle
Crucis. la a member of the Student
Council, has been a member of
the basketball teem two years,
baseball four years, vice-president
of bis data for three years and
F. H. A reporter for three years.
Set For Tuesday
A special dairy meeting will be
held at Darius Hampton's farm on
Tuesday morning, February 19, at
10:10 o'clock, to diacuas the points
on the sanitary inapection report,
the farm agent's office announced
thii week. Lewis Caton, sanitar
ian with the diatrict health depart
ment, will explain the points on
the chart and demonstrate the
cleaning and care of the milk
equipment, cowa and barn.
The county agent It helping to
arrange this meeting in order that
all may better understand the in
spection report and be able to usf
the report aa a guide in making
changes. All dairymen are invited
and grade A producers are es
pecially urged to attend.
Local Realty Values
G.I. tmd F.H.A. Require
Loans Note Small Doum
GOOD 3 BEDROOM HOUSE and lot located near Longview
Tourist Court. Good frontage on Highway 321. Ideal for
home or bualneea. Priced for quick Mle.
TWO ROOM SUMMER COTTAGE—2 acre* land. Located on
Winkler's Creek. Priced for quick ule!
GOOD 6-ROOM HOUSE—Bath, 6 acres wooded land. Good water.
Idea) for summer home. Beautiful view, good road. Located
Romlnger, N. C. Price $3,900. Small down payment will buy
WE NOW HAVE AVAILABLE VA and FHA Financing for
our new I and 4 bed room homes. If you are planning on
building • new home this year It would pay you to get
started on plan* and financing. Plan* and ipeciflcatlon*
furnished free. See our new line of home* now. We alio
have some excellent home *ite* In new development.
GOOD 3 BED ROOM STONE HOUSE, bath, basement 1 acre
land beautifully landscaped Located at Sand* on Highway
1M. Priced for quick ule.
OOOD 3-BEDROOM HOUSE—Large living room with beautiful
fixe place. Radiant hot water heat garage, large'lot al
ready financed. Small down payment Located near IRC.
GOOD 3-BEDROOM HOUSE, 3 hatha, spacious living room with
■tone fireplace, double garage. 3 acre* land beautifully
landscaped. Located Just out of city limit*.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY—A-apartment brick houae, located
new college, grossing 10 per cent Terma if needed.
NEW 3-BEDROOM HOUSE, ear pert, located Faculty Street
Ready to move In. Terma if needed.
3 APARTMENT HOUSE, heet corner lot. Located near college.
Monthly rental IM.00. Terms If needed.
GOOD t-ROOM HOUSE, hot air heat, full basement, unfinished
upstairs, large lot Located on Horn in the Weet Drive.
Priced to sell
NEW SEVEN ROOM BRICK HOUSH, two full baths, bet water
beat, large let Just out of city limit*. Excellent neighborhood.
NEW RESTAURANT FULLY EQUIPPED with new equipment
Building 4TIST. Over 100 foot of road frontage on highway
431 sbeut • rails* west of
FOR lAUt—10 am far* good g room house, balk, hot air beat,
IiiiiubI. new ifclifcia houae lCtfC and tobacco base. Lo
cated Deerfleld road
WOODLAND DRIVE—New 3-badroom brick houae. tw ceramic
tile hatha, dishwasher, fun ha saw it, hat wolar heat double
garage, stone ililiu. Loeatsd la one of the bettor reat
dentlal sactlete, Mar eaOe*. F HA or O 1. loan available.
OOOD BUSINESS LOT loeeted oa Mala Street DoeiraMe far any
tm of Iwhm
SELECT RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOR SALE.
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