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FIGHTING AND PROG
DELIVERED BY GC
GOVERNOR SOUNDS <
TENSION OF "PROC
Recomuend? $15,00C|000 Additional
Sytteu*., Duplication of L^ist Lcgi
lion: Permanent Improvements, B
tioh f >. md Creation of C
RALEH.fi, Jan. (By the Associated
Morri or.'s biennial message delivered
to ;; joint session of the
legislature today and which hi.-> supporter.-.
termed a "fighting and progressive
.nes.-apr* ." was the chief topic
??f conversation in Raleigh tonight
among legislators interested in
the administration urogram, the chief
recommendations of which wore the
chcatlo! of a state-owned shipping
line and limitation of the state's indobteness
with protection of its sinking
After outlining his plan for the
establishment of the boat line corporation,
financed with $2,000,000
bond issue and operated by a commission
appointed by the Governor
and approve*! by the senate, the
chn f executive declared if it .should
be accepted the state would be awarded
l.,ir freight; would receive a sub
started r?-\- !.Liv and "in addition
bail 1 r-.-n cities in the eastern audi
Cape Fear sections.v
__..VCfiniloiw.-o ?.f ! - crr.bly." the
gorvci asserted, as he reached
the climax of his message, "we can
win with the boat line and stateowed
port facilities, and 1 hog y?ur
prompt consideration of the v hole
II y>au.-o<! <.!iiy a moment; thru
in a !?? and 4chb.-r.tU- manner .-a?!
"If V . not find relief through
this pldii then I utjjpte you to evolve
from your ouaeils a plan through
winch v can be relieved from the
di&c ;'ty 1 ha\e mentioned. The
duty of finding a remedy is yours
not m v . I mXev my best thought
on ti e ubcKt If you do not approve
my recommendation, then I
beg yi?u l , give the state a better
"O r comment- must not forever
languish We must not forever remni
Virginia : rritoiy commercially-"
The gov uritftr's supporter- stated
th e fv?v \v--rd- '-n ? including placed
tfci boat lino recommendation
"squarely before the legislature in
such way thai . 1 hi:; plan is not
ac? : i inbers must provide
anothc r. * Not only does it place
the i v !' - this position, they
rn : : 1.1 fn* it ^.liAV.f-il tVw* Of-I
ccti.f is not adverse to receive "helpful
.-t.ous from any one a..d if
his plan is not practical to accept
?ne that i* better."
Among the opponents of the propose',
it was stated that, the financial
risk is too great for the stai and
the commission to investigate the
plan would he clothed with too much
power to proceed with organization.
Whi:e they stated Itie message as
a whole was progressive, they claimed
the shipping line proposal ?s not
practical, and also maintained it
would have to be submitted in the
form of a constitutional amendment
to a vote of the people.
In reply to this, the governor's
supporters called at trition to the
treasurer s report, which, it was asserted,
shows the largest surplus in
the history of the state, wh >n "credited
with the railroad tax3s. which
have not yet been paid, and with the
income taxes for 1922, which could
not be computed and collected until
after the end of the year." The council
of state, they continued, would
have final authority over the com
RESSIVE MESSAGE i
IVERNOR MORRISON I
CLEAR CALL FO EX- ;
1RAM OF PROGRESS" 1
Bonds for Rounding Out Highway t
slaturc's Program for State Institu- '
oat Line and Port Facilities. Pronicleparlmentj
of Banking and Comcrcc.
- Jv^,fcjH * i j%JT?- . ' VWW
idc whether the line
hoisld be established.
"Give me, gentlemen, two million
aouars to ostabiisn -ome Aortn
faroliua .statei-owned facilities, and
< purchase a fleet of -hips," said the
governor, "then give me authority
o operate them, and I promise you
to save the state more money annually
than it costs to operate the
tat.- government now, and to make
.t commercially free and independent.
"I appeal to you to create the
N'orth Carolina Ship and Port coinmission.
with appropriate and ample
power to acquire terminals by lease
or purchase, and to acquire and operate
a fleet of passenger and commercial.
"W eshouUl act without delay
The cheap ships can lie had now,
"Let me appoint the commission '
< r. , and the senate confirm them. I
promise yc.u a great commission. '
"Let the bonds issue when the ?
commissioners say ?n writing to the i
_ . . iiioi- and the council of state <
that they are ready to proceed v
"if you think caution requires ii
j 'nscrt a picvisiou that it the com
! mission finds it cannot arrange the ?
ac! cal details -t way their judg
; mei approves, ih? \ mac report their
1 lings io the governor and co: ail 1
?staf . and they may, if they !?.;nk 1
wise, suspend fvher action emit tiie 1
next meeting of your honorable body. 1
"They say, 'Give us the detail.;. 1
We are ready to place them before 1
your committee, then appointed, jJ
through practical men acquainted! 1
with the situation, the waters, the j1
.-hips and freight rates.
" Water transportation and good 1
roads and truck transportation com- 1
peting with rail transportation will
save the state more money before :
the first serial bond issue, ten years J
from their issue, than both the roads
.. t ship company will cost the state.
in addition build 10 cities in 1
the eastern and Cape Fear sections :
i of the state.
"Yo uhazard iittle, and the possi- 1
j bilities are immense. The hazard is
two millions, and the prospect 10 "
millions profit annually. But we
could not lose anything like two raillions
before we quit.
"1 am satisfied the hr.At linp^
ould pay in its direct operating account,
and I know it would if the
North Carolina corporation commission
will use its undoubted power
in making rail rates from the water
towns into the state.
"The interstate comrerce commission,
if it will, can force through
joint bills of lading to be issued, if
they did, as I believe they would, the
boat line would make more money
until the railroads gave us justice in
freight than any corporation of the
like size in this state," he said.
The other principal recommendations
of-the governor were a $15,000,000
bond issue to continue the
state highway construction program,
improvement of fisheries in the state;
adequate funds for enlarging health,
educational, welfare and agriculture
activities, and the creation of the
department of commerce and industry
and of banking.
The Governor stated the new sys.
tein of taxation, "under the able adI
ministration of Col. A. D. Watts, has
. produced ample revenue to meet thel
- ?* - - ?^
datively large appropriations of the
ast general assembly" and that the tafl
revenue account will show the larg- CU)
?st surplus in the history of the sfate,
Svhen credited with the railroad tax's.
which have not been paid, and sor
vith the income taxes for this year,
vhich could not be computed and colected
until after the end" of 1922.
After urging more funds tor in- co)
=titutions for defectives and for highlearning,
ihe governor called atten- to
ion to the fact that the last legisature
authorized the issue of $6,700,- UP
DO of bonds to promote their pro- colj
*rams. Sixty two thousand five hun- to
ired and ninety nine annually would
redeem these bonds, he said. hs
"If you issue new bonds for the
purpose now under discussion." the bh
governor continued. I also urge a Ms
full sinking fund from the general
revenues of the state for their re- Kr;
demption. Sixty-two thousand five f?e
hundred and ninety nine dollars set 'a'
aside annually will redeem a dupli- rei
ation of the last general assembly's th
glorious work for these institutions, ka
The small sum of $125,198 set aside
annually will redeem both issues." tic
i.auncning into nis recommendations
for the issue of $15,000,000 >*0
to continue the state's highway con- >>'
struction program. the executive
urged that an additional tax of two i,r
cents per gallon on gasoline be fixed th
and that a sinking fund of $5,000,- no
00 per year be applied lo the payment of
of the bonds when due. One half of mi
this amount would come from the ar
general revenue of the state and the :iE
other from the automobile and gaso- ou
line tax. kc
"The first bond* are serial, and m'
commence to fall due in 10 years in y*'
equal installments, and. of course, L':
will require a much larger sinking
fund than if they were all forty year
bonds," he said in commenting on
the issue authorized by the assembly ~r
two years ago. "I think the new >'
" m! - ;ght to be -10 year bonds
"With a sinking' fund of $500,000
annually. we can redi -in part of the*(';
and refund the others, if we
- not Ait io pay all. Hut riv <
- ' < * t hoj)e - ihat oar revenue '*
will Justifj enlarging this fund from ;'a
ijnie to turn until 't will be adequate
for their redemption, i?it the sink- eN
mg fund mentioned will be sufficient
to place ; he whole transaction* on a 111
? r\ high plane, and will not oppress Jv
'body or embarrass the state's revenua."
I hc I'dicrnnv Hnrlnrfil hr? hplinv. W'C
r-ti constitutional amendments limitthe
state's power to contract indebt- '1
odne.-s to five per cent of the as- co
sesed value of the state's property
and providing that, when a sinking to
fund in created no general assembly >'c
could divert it to any other purpose, ou
should be submitted to the people. ha
If this is done, and the sinking fund 11
suggested established, he continued, 5,I
"North Carolina will be able to safe- t,;i
ly carry through the whole progres- nt
sive program upon a lower interest CG
basis than without them." i'1
To Promote Fisheries
In connection with his proposed si'
improvements of the fisheries in
North Carolina, Governor Morrison fcV
said he favored an investment of cc
$500,000 "in opening yf our inlets,
planting oysters, building and operatiiig
hatcheries, including hatcher- 00
ios upon the streams of central and cr
western North Carolina. *ri
The department of commerce and
industry, recommended by the govL'riior,
would gather data and in for- ^
matron "upon which onr hundreds u*
of patriotic Chambers of Cimraerce l>tl
and other commercial organizations I*
could advertise our state's advanages,"
and would co-ordinate the *
activities of industrial bodies of
SJdrtn Carolina, 1R
"We ought to establish, in my judgm?nt,
without delay, a banking ?ie- t!1
partment, and place an able coin*- ri<
miiaioner at the head of it," he as- ar
*erted. "It is of the very highest itn>
portar.ee that we should have up to
Jate and competent supervision and
inspection of the hanks doing business
in the state. It is important to*
'he hanks. lz
"This duty is now with the cor- to
poration commission. It does not cost
the tax payers anything- The hanks'
pay for it, and they ought to have
such service as would give them the
highest possible standing and credits ^
They are not getting it."
The corporation commission has
too many other duties to preform*
said the governor, and "we ought 10 ^
have a commissioner of banking in ni
the state of such standing and exper- n
lence that when he says a bank is ^
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Text off Address stitut
The full text of Governor Morri- dred.
i s message follows: dred
entiemen of the General Assent- aside
"Before proceeding with the re- Twel
mmendations which I appear be- the t
re you to make. I desire to extend ums
the membership of your honor- wjy i
le body my hearty eong? filiations -who
on the opportunity before you to pav i
mmence the New Year by sere ;e
North Carolina. The opportunity ,,n tj
fore you to serve the state and ent r
people is almost boundless. You jn
cceed the greatest general arsera- jyis
; ir. the United States in 40 years. anj
my of its members rich in service ^o v<
d experience and strong in the duty
atitude of their countrymen, have ian s
en returned with you. May 1 espec- reil>
ly congratulate them upor their sufft
turn, and say that I am deeply ;^s CJ
ankful that the state will again mor?
vc the benefit of their couragous and
sdom and ?xperience in legisla- hear
"The state expects much from
u gentlemen. You were selected Xhos
the people to carry on for them the
e most progressive program ever <<3
tdertaken in a southern state of v
is republic. I am sure you will the !
?t dissapoint the high expectations to
your people and listen to the la- honii
entations of the expiring reactoon- tions
v. His piteous outcry will be heard j3e ?
am as soon as the breath knocked st.ns<
it of him by this last election can yield
recovered. He will use the argu- T
cnt he has employed for a thousand
ars, and will continue to use until
ilighceiiment and progress have ^ ^
oluted him into the glorious realm Xrav
the progressive. We must make
urtli Carolina do the duty of a Tota
vat and enlightened state. The
actio nary has been crushingly de- j ated
in Xorth Carolina, and the 'pra%
,jvssi\ * ordered to lead North
.rolin:. I?rw:.rd. Tots
We mi - go. 1 ho way :s not so
ill. i: \\:;s two years ago. and j jj
v road is not beset with .?> many
mgeis ... thai over which > Jr preu.
.-'.is . t: North Carolina to glory Xo'r
vriasting. if the same resolute deriniRation
and wisdom in interpret | j
g and declaring the will of the ^ ^
opto dominate your body as uon*- ^at
a led the last general assembly the 0^C)
ctory over the reactionary, who ^
tuld put Xorth Carolina in the bondre
of ignorance and efficiency of
her states and countries, will be
mplete and final. Nor1
"Gentlemen 1 appeal to you not
falter. We can not go on unless
1/.1 A TV... .... *
ir American system of government
is been the failure of the states
? charge the high duties place 1
k>ii thtm npder our great Aineri- *'
n scheme of government- We can F<
ver have good government in this F?
untry until the states exercise p,
Icir great powers, or 'rights/ to ^
ve modern and up to date progres- '
^ government in the states. North F<
irolina has the power to destroy F<
rery weakness which effects us, ex- p,
pt such as is the common heritage ^
humanity. But it can only exercise
is power through your honorable fe<
dy. We have written glorious t hapl- Ft
s in our country's history for states' F<
ights* which are states' powers ^<1
jw, the period has come for us to
o\v equal nobility in the use A ?* 1
ates' rights, or powers. Wc must F<
e the power for progress and right- Tl
usru-ss if we expect to keep the gan
"What must we do to progress?
urtify and extend the great pro- \
ram of the last general assembly T
every particular, arid especially drav
I urge that you go forward in t
ie health, educational, welfare, ag- deef]
cultural experiment and extension, jn ,
id road building- parts of the proam.
'iastitutious for Defective and Un- Fi
Fortuiutes and for Higher p
"The last general assembly authored
the issue of $<>,700,000 of bonds
enlarge our institutions for the *
?ople, and for our institutions for funi
gher learning. X
*'I have caused the department
: commerce of the University of
orth Carolina to make us a calcution
to show what, sum placed at
terest at 4 1-2 per cent. Would re- pig*
em these bonds. The sumrequired pH
ill be sixty-two, thousand five hur.- ^
red and ninety nine dollare a.ially.
I urge you to take from the gjJE
:-neral revenue of the state this gig
nail sum and place it in a sinking b?I
ind for their redemption. i
"I hope you will, 'in round num~ Hi
srs,' duplicate the program of the HI
is.t general assembly for permanent I
nprovement at these great insti- tt
itions for our defective and unfort- |?
natc people and for a higher learn- g
ig. Our revenue prospects will amly
"Our new system of taxation uner
the able administration of Col- ra
nel A. D. Watts has produced am- E
le revenue to meet the relatively H
irge appropriations of the last genral
assembly, including all interest H
harges. We stood up for God and |
umanity in a trying hour two years I
go, and God blessed North Carolina I
bove almost every state in the Un- I
>n. The revenue account will show I
tie largest surplus, when credited I
rith the railroad taxes which have I
ot been paid, and with the income I
axes for this year, which could not 18
e computed and collected until af- I
er the end ot* the year, in the his- U
ory of the state.
"If you issue new bonds for the I
urpose now under discussion. I also I
irge a full sinking fund from the mi
;eneral revenues of the state for I
heir redemption. Sixty- two thou- I
and, five hundred and ninety nine
JANUARY ie, im if
rs set aside annually will redeem
plication of the last general asly's
glorious work for these inions.
The small sum of one huntwenty
five thousand, one hun- J
and ninety eight dollars set j
annually will redeem both is-1
It is not much good it will do. |
ire and one-half per cert of
axes paid on insurance premi- ^^1^^ /k 15 BTTTTBT^I
in the state will pay it. There. ^IwAlmEL I I IEJ5
>e many tax payers in the state ?
will pay enough taxes each to
fc can easily carry the interest H
ie fu:l anioi-nt under our pre.
evenue bill without any increase
xation. ^ GENUINE
ly I, gentlemen, for the broken Dill I
defective of both races, appeal Asgjf/ DULk
>u to let North Carolina do tre nilDHAM
of an enlightened and Christ- y i\\ UUrfilAH
tate to its feeble minded chMd- VX---A.V- - TOBACCO
its thousands of insane, its poor
Tins tubercular people, its blind. state could make
rippled children, it? wrecked and -We must not falter. We have
lily delinquent tcirls and boys, the strength to take the nest step
to those svho cannot speak or n, our outlined six-year program,
or see. God carried us through the dark perhose
who will pay the tax under jtM| when we could not see the way,
new revenue bill will approve. und by his goodness Rave us the
e who believe in the religion of st relight to go on and take the next
Christian will approve. step.
lay I. also, gentlemen, appeal "Road Program"
nu on behalf of the children. "We must go on with the road
joys and girls of North Carolina, program. The people expect it. We
;o forward with the additional are aJ,]e to go on.
Is for the educational institu- "I mo.t earnestly recommend
; for higher learning. It will not that you authorize the issue of $15,m
expenditure in the ordinary OOO.OOO additional bonds to rcund
j, but an investment which will .
I profit more than any other the (Continued on page three)
COMMISSIONERS ATTENDANCE?FOR 1922
V. Robbins served 25 days at $4.00 per day $100.00
'cled 210 miles at 5 cents per miie 10.50
. Miller served 25 days at $4.00 per day $100.00
eled 192 miles at 5 cents per mile 9.GO
il SI 00.GO
. Holler served 21 days at $4.00 per day S 06.00
vied 72 mikv a: veins per mil*.' 3.60
E. M. Warman, Register of Deeds for Watauga County, and Clerk
le Board of County Commission -iv of Watauga County, hereby certify
the above are true copies as the same appears on record in my
i? of the attendance of the County Commissioners,
his December 4th, 1922.
E. M. Harman,
Register of Deeds.
To the Board of County Commissioners of Watauga County.
I hereby render my annual report of trust funds and all funds in
office on the first Monday in December, 1922.
jr Paul Grimes and Minnie Williams, $ 50.54
)r Heirs of Avery Penley ? 111.24
>r Inez Gragg, 129.94
ar Blanch and Alma Lewis and Stella Greer, . 431.08
t>r Ethel Madron, 160.74
or Robert Thomas, 347.84
?r Harrcl, Francis, Iron and Emily Harman, 241.86
w Dana Harman, 91.13
ar Heirs of Ed. Teague 85.83
jr Annie Lfe Luttreli, 1% 42.36
jr Heirs of Mary Cline, 7.40
>r Russell Vannoy, 419.80
he above amounts are on deposit in the saving department
he Watauga County Bank at. 4 per cent interest
ir the heirs of John Blair, 35.47
his aiuount is in the savings department of the Peoples
k and Trust Company, at 4 per cent interest and the interest
*1 oi.< inoft
IIWW uvvu vwua|/u?c?t OU1I.C rnuy Midi, 1?6U.
jr Florence and Dale Vannoy, 838.2S
his amount is loaned to O. L. Coffey on secured note and
*s G per cent interest.
oc Carrie Miller, note on G. C. Robbins, secured by mortgage
I, drawing 6 per cent interest, 976.73
tYatauga County Rank, subject to check:
or "W. S. Williams 16.47
or Lctha Willaims, 16.47
or Mary 'McGinnis, 95.80
ce-tify that the foregoing is a true and perfect report of all trust
is and other funds in my hands on the first Monday in Dec. 1922.
his the 4th day of Dec. 1922.
A. W. Smith,
Clerk of the Superior Court.
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"Cardui did me just lots of good?so much that I gave
it to my daughter. She complained of a soreness in her W
siaes ana Dactc. ane took three bottles of Cardui and - I
her condition was much better.
"We have lived here, near Jennings, for 26 years, and
now we have our own home in town. I have had to
work pretty hard, as this country wasn't built up, and it
made it hard on us.
"1 W1SH\I could tell weak women of Cardui?the
medicine that helped give me the strength to go on and
do my work." This card fulfils her wish.
The Woman's Tonic 11 1