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Senator Bailey. It is fairly certain
that Mr. Hancock, if he seaks the
Senate scat, would have at least the
blessings of former Governor-Senator
Cameron Morrison, former Senator
F. M. Simmons, Senator It. R.
ReynoidSi, and, if he does not run,
Governor Ehringhaus. However,
mnnv ppnnlo elnim "Mr. SailCV has a
strong organization built up and that
it woulc! take about all any man in
the state could muster to beat him.
Others deny existence of such a
strong organization, or claim it
would not hold together in an election
REYNOLDS ESTATE SETTLED
The settlement of the $30,000,000
estate of the late Smith Reynolds,
son of R. J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem
tobacco magnate, as agreed
upon in a judgment signed in For
syin county superior court last
March by Judge Clayton Moore, was
afformed in an unanimous N. (J.
Supreme Court decision Friday. The
case must be heard also in Maryland.
in order to protect the trust
company holding the estate in tru3t
under the will of the late R. J. Reynolds,
before division can be made
and the chapter finally closed. The i
distribution plan follows:
Mrs. Libby Holman Reynolds, second
wife of Smith Reynolds, gets ;
5750,000 after state and other taxes ;
are paid; her son, Christopher Smith i
Reynolds, gets 25 per cent., about i
$7,000,000; Anne Cannon Reynolds, i
Second, daughter by his first mar- !
riage to Anne Cannon, gets 37 Vi per
cent, about $9,000,000 including SI,- J
000,000 which went to daughter and
mother under a pre-divorce settle- '
ment and 37 per cent, to R. J. Rey- ^
nolds Jr., Mrs. Mary Reynolds Bab- i
cock and Mrs. Nancy Reynolds Bagley.
sisters and brother, who plan a
charitable trust with what they get.
The State of N. C. is to get $2,000,- I
000 in taxes on inheritance. Federal 1
topees have not been determined. 1
TAX COLLL.KCTIONS UP <
General fund taxes collected in Oc- i
tober were 54.87 per cent, greater 1
thnn * s- * * '
Wiiv^wu III c/ciuuer 111311 1
year, due largely to a collection per-1*
iod increase in franchise taxes and I
increase of more than $200,000 in <
sales tax, although all classifications I
of taxes showed some increase, Com- '
missioner of Revenue A. J. Maxwell <
reports. Sales taxes, now with only '
milk exempt, were $877,415.95 in 1
October, as against $668,6S2.72 in '
October, 1934. Total taxes for tnc 1
month were $2,112,698.11, an increase
of $748,540.92 over the $1,361,151.19,
for October iast year. The coiieciions
for the four months of this fiscal 4
year are $10,561,725.36, an increase '
of $2,082,735.83, or 24.56 per cent. 1
over the similar period last year. Oc- <
tobcr motor vehicle collections were I
$1,873,730.20 and for the four months ;
were $7,555,640.32, increase of $224,- 1
166.73, or 13.94 per cent, over those !
of the similar period last year. Col- '
lections in motor vehicle and general 1
fund divisions for the four months 1
were $18,117,365.68, an increase of 1
$3,006,902.56, or 19.8 per cent over 1
the $15,110,463.12 collected in the
corresponding four months last year. '
MANY JOBS FOUND
Jobs were found for 1,403 workers
and 1,210 reliel) project workers for
the week ending October 28, Mrs.
May Thompson Evans, director of 1
the State Employment Eervicc re- '
ports. The 15 district office report 2- 1
390 new registrations, 575 registra- 1
tions, 2,098 renewals and 3,255 names
cancelled on the rolls. The lists now '
contain 186,192 names of persons '
actively seeking work, including 131,- 1
706 men and 54,865 women
ASK INSURANCE PERMITS j
Out of 160 persons applying for :
licenses to sell insurance in the '
state during October, 143 passed the
examinations given by the State Insurance
Department and 17 failed,
Commissioner Dan C. Boney reports.
Only one woman is included in the
list of those granted licenses, Margaret
W. Teubner, of Ashevlllo. Us
uiuijr uie iiat contains naif a dozen
or more women.
PHONE HEARING CONTINUES
Suit of the Southern Bell Telephone
& Telegraph Co. to prevent the
State Utilities Commission from reducing
rates on all telephones handled
through its exchanges in North
Carolina occupied all last week and
will continue through this week, and
possibly longer, in Wake County
Superior Court. Judge G. Vernon
We have taken over the Boa
complete supply of ALL (
deliver promptly when you
W. F. Miller Jr., Mgr. H
| Use Cotton As Highw
SCOTT, Miss. . . . The first "Cottoi
road construction, is rapidly nearing
shows the cotton fabric membrane b
base of mixed clay and gravel. Lowe]
ton, this covered with two appiicati
Cowper, Kinston, is presiding. The |
Utilities Commission fixed valuation j
of the company's properties in the j
State at $13,000,000 for rate-making
purposes. The company seeks to have?
it increased to $17,000,000 as rates.
are fixed so as to give a reasonable j
return on the investment. The State
Board of Assessments ha3 just fixed
the valuation for levying taxes at
$12,000,000 for 1935. Major L. P.
McLencIon, Greensboro, is appearing
vith Attorney General A. F. Seatvell's
staff for the Utilities Comnission.
TO KNFOHCE NEW LAW
Rigid enforcement of the new
State drivers' license law, effective
^Jov. 1, will not be started until about
S'ov. 15, due to delay in getting out
die licenses caused by delay in se~
:uring the automatic photographic
nachinery used in photographing the
icenses. About 12,000 licenses are
jeing turned out each day now by
r.achirie and hand and officials hope
:o have the 800,000 out bji the midlie
of November. Friday the $1 fee
uecamc effective. A OQ-ccnt fee will
De charged to replace .licenses lost
>r worn out. Officials estimated that
i million North Carolinians will secure
licenses and the number will
approach that figure before all who
.vant them are supplied.
HIGHWAY BIDS OPENED
rids representing read work to
lost $615,113.84 were opened Friday
>y the State Highway and Public
.Vorks Commission, which heard sev-j
>ral delegations seeking highway improvement.
The commission is conudering
a separate prison unit fori
vomen offenders, and is expected to
idopt the Camp Polk site, near Raeigh,
now used for youthful crimilals,
for the women. Presence of Mrs.
ffate Burr Johnson, former State superintendent
of public welfare, now
,n charge of women prisoners in New
Jersey, discussed with members conirol
of the women prisoners of this
jtate when the new unit is ready.
IWlriX. XTIMK' ITTOnn/.n
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Judge William A. Devin. Oxford,
was sworn in as Associate Justice
jf the N. C. Supreme Court Monday,
succeeding Justice Willis J. BrogJen,
who died and was buried Thursiay
at his home town of Durham.
Judge Devin, 63, has been Superior
Court judge of the Tenth judicial district
since 1913. His elevation to the
higher court is considered a merited
honor and responsibility properly bestowed,
and is apparently one of the
most popular* of the appointments
made by Governor Ehringhaus. Other
members of the court are Chief
Justice Walter P. Stacy, Wilmington;
Associates George W. Connor,
Wilson; Heriot Clarkson, Charlotte;
Michael Schenck, Hendersonvlvlle.
HOLD UP BANK
Three youthful bandits held up the
Durham Loan & Trust Co. branch
at Apex at noon Friday, one keeping
two officials and two visitors covered,
one schooping up what was in the
cash drawer and one ransacking the
vault, getting about $750, then joining
a fourth in a waiting car. A second
car followed, belief being it was
to cover the retreat and to be U3ed
for the getaway in case of pursuit.j
The car number was secured, but it j
may be a blind. Police, sheriffs and j
Highway patrolmen joined in the
one Coal Company and have
3RADES OF COAL ready to
call. We will appreciate
i Coal Co.
oward Shore, Delivery Man
ay Base In Mississippi | ,
i Highway," a 14-milt experiment in
completion here, 1ht upp^r picture
eing roiled out on the highway on a
picture shows coat of tar over cotons
of asphalt mixed with screen
Valle Crucis Items
xne many rriencis of Mr. W. W. j
Mast, who is taking treatment at
tlie Wilkes Hospital, are glad to |
know that he is somewhat improv-1
Mrs. A. W. Dula of Lenoir, is now \
spending a few days with her motli- j
er, Mrs. Leena Mast.
The benefit pie supper given for
the public school on Saturday even
ing proved quite successful.
On Sunday Mr. and Mrs. I. E>.
Shu 11 had as dinner guests, Mrs. W.
H. Wagner and daughter, Mary, MrGeorge
Caudill, Mrs. T. W. Taylor,
and Miss Pearl Mast.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Shull spent
Sun.lay with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Farthing.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horton are
now occupying one of Mr. A. A.
Mr. L. H Rurwell of Winston-Salem,
is spending a few days at the
home of the C. D. Taylors.
Mr. and Mrs. Noah Mitchell have!
recently moved into their attractive!
new rock home.
On Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs.j
R. A. Olsen, Miss Wilma Baird and j
Mr. T. L. Mast motored to North |
Mr. and Mrs.- Ciaud Mast visited;)
with home folks over the week-end.
The dining oom of the VaJle Cru-j
cis School was the scene of a gay
Hallowe'en party last Thursday
night. Misses Wilma Baird, Gladys
Taylor, Pearl Mast. Nancy Taylor,
Mesdames Richard Olsen and Tom
Taylor were hostesses to about fifty
guests from Boone, Cove Creek and
the valley at a costume party.
The Hallowe'en idea was carried
out in the invitations written on
black paper in white and yellow ink
with a large yellow moon across
which rode a witch on a broomstick.
Most of the guests replied in the
same vein and appeared in an interesting
array of costumes. Miss Grace
Mast in ghostly white robe greeted
uixu amviiig guests, giving mem a
limp and chilly hand ?a white glove
stuffed with rice.
Miss Constance Shouns as Martha
Washington and 'Mr. James Mast as
a Spanish don won the prizes offered
for the best costumes and manipulation
of the figures in the Grand
The hall was appropriately decorated
with jack-o-lanterns, streamers,
and balloons, and those who preferred
bridge were invited to the stage
where tables were provided and decorated
with autumn leaves and apple
candles. Punch was served throughout
Following the Virginia reels and
square dances, refreshments were
served. Tiny cheese pumpkins and
candy favors on Hallowe'en plates
made a charming accompaniment to
the chicken salad, tomato aspic, hot
stuffed potatoes, hot rolls, pumpkin
tarts with ice cream, coffee and stuffed
Mr. Burwell from Winston-Salem
who is a clever magician, gave- an
impromptu entertainment after supper,
hypnotising some of the school
girls after bewildering his audience
with many clever tricks
After another hour of dancing in
which the bridge players joined the
party ended to the strains of "Home
Sweet Home," played by Mr. Hard
Thomas and his Troubadours.
Sunday night Miss Gladys Taylor
entertained a few friends and relatives
at a farewell supper for Mrs.
Paula G. Love who has been her
houseguest for the past three
months. Most of the guests were
memDers or the well known Cut-up
Club of Valle Crucis, and it goes
without saying that much merriment
and nonsense ensued during the spai
ghetti supper. Mrs. Love leaves Tuesday
to visit friends in other parts of
the state and in South Carolina before
returning to Los Angeles, California.
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IKY THURSDAY?BOONE, N. C.
Sam Bingham Leads
South as Salesman
The following taken from the
I Kingsport (Tenn.) Times, relative to
I the success of a former Watauga
j ccunty citizen, will be read with in|
| <:S3m J. Bingham, manager of the
j Electric Appliance Co., of this city,
1 and Walter D. Bingham, salesman for
' the For J Motor Co., cf this city, are
i two prize winning salesmen of the
; Sou til. Walter D. Bingham has re:
cently returned from a trip to the
j San Diego World's Fair Exposition,
j San Diego. Calif., after winning a
; sales promotion contest staged by the
j Ford Motor Co., of Cincinnati. Comi
pctir.g with several hundred salcs:
lut'it Bingham outdistanced them ail.
Only S out of 500 salesmen were fori
lunate enough to win the trip. Last
; year he won a trip to the Chicago
! World's Fair: also ore to Cincinnati
ia few months ago.
i "Sam J. Bingham 13 credited with
! being one of the best salesmen with
i the General Eiectric Company, hav|
ing doubled the sales for the comi
pany's refrigerators and Hot Point
j stoves for the first six months in
j 1935 in East Tennessee. He has won
\ two trips to New York City, one to
Cleveland, Ohio, one to Roanoke and
one to Richmond, Va., and has more
"medals" as pizes than any one salesman
in this territory. His new store
I ai-re is one 01 uie most complete in
this section, containing every kind of
electrical gadget on the market.
"Both Bingham salesmen have been
residents of Kingsport for a number
of years. Walter D. has recently built
a new home, modern in every respect
| and Sam J. contemplates building
before the first of the year. They
were born and reared in Watauga
county. Western North Carolina, and
come from a family well known
throughout that section."
Boone Route One News
Mr. C. W. Taylor and children visited
Mr. and Mrs. Green Carroll
Mr. Hoy Narris and family yi sited
Mr. and Mrs. Vergil Carroll last Sunday.
Mrs. Amos Stanberry is confined
at home with rheumatism.
Miss Blanche Miller is just recovering
Mr. Robert Norris npent the last
week in South Carolina fox hunting, j
Mrs. Fay Norris spent last week
with her mother, Mrs. Houck.
Mr. Dale Norris visited Boone Col- [
lege the other day.
Mr. W. W. Miller is in the hospital !
at Johnston City, Tenn.
Mr. and Mrs. Kanncy Brown lias
moved to their new home at Daxton.
Mr. E3ton Green took dinner at
the fish hatchery lust Sundaj\
Mr. Charlie Potter and Mr. Sari]
Greene have joined the. CCC camp]
at North W itkc-oborOi j
Mr. Dean Cftrroll visited Mr. Avorv i
Greene and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Norris visited
with Mr and Mrs. E. C. Norris Saturday
Mr. It; R. Nori is spent iast week
with Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Brown in
Bennettsville, S. C. He spent th.ee ^
nights fox hunting, and caught two
foxes and iost one of his dogs in thehunt.
<Mrs. C. H. Taylor visited Mrs. WrJ
W. Miller last week.
Careless Hunters Start
Destructive Forest Fires
Careless hunters, dropping lighted
matches and tailing to put out camp
fires, start hundreds of destructive
forest fires in Mortli Carolina every
There is no harm in making small
fires to warm by, said R W. Graeber,
extension forester at State College,
but leaving them unquenched is
Sven when the flames have died
down, and only a mass of glowing
embers remains, there is langer of
the wind whipping sparks intc flammable
leaves nearby, Graeber stated.
If there is no water available to
quench the fire, he continued,the
embers should be buried beneath a
small pile of earth in which there is
no combustible material.
The danger of smoking in the
woods will be reduced, Graeber added,
if hunters are careful not to drop
lighted matches, throw away glowing
cigarets, or empty the ashes out
of lighted pipes.
Another bad practice is that of
building fires to smoke 'possums or
rabbits out of hollow logs or trees,
and leaving the fires to burn after
the hunters have gone.
Similarly, the firing of a briar
patch, as is sometimes done by
thoughtless boys or adul'a to get a
rabbit out where they can shoot it,
often starts fires which spread rapidly
through the underbrush and
The difference between carelessness
and a little precaution, Graeber emphasizd,
often means the difference
between a good forest and a burned
COLLECT POSTER STAMPS
An educational and fascinating
treat is offered boys and girls by the
BALTIMORE AMERICAN. Each
Sunday a set of colored poster stamps
are printed in the Comic Weekly.
Lots >.f fun collecting and saving
these stamps. Gel your copy of the
BALTIMORE AMERICAN from your
favorite newsboy or newsdealer.
Ruies Over Virginia Dairy
Festival, Fairfax County
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becca Rice of Fah -ax county !
(above;, was the queen selected to
rule over the Fifth Annual Pied- j
mont Dairy Festival and its feature
Feed Corn To Hogs
For Bigger Profit
At current prices, corn fed to hogs J
will return a bigger income to the
farmer through the sale of meat than
if the corn were sold directly.
Farmers with a good supply of
corn can hardly afford not to raise j
pigs this year, says W. W. Shay, j 1
I swine specialist at State College. ! ]
Corn fed to hogs will yield, on ar I ^
average, about 51.30 a bushel, as J <
I compared with 75 cents a bushel i
i when sotd on the market as corn. 1
Shay also states thai 30-pound pigs j
Isold for $i each, as is often the case, ,
jdo not return the farmer any proft, ]
since it costs that much to produce ;
I a pig of that weight. j 1
But as the pig gains in weight, the ; (
;oost of production for each pound!-.
steadily diminishes until the hog:
[reaches a weight of around 200)
Not counting the corn, the cost ofp
; producing 100 pounds meat on a hog .
lis about 53.20. When hogs arc valued I
al vli per 100 pounds of live meat, I
1 there remains $7.S0 to cover the cost
j 51 the corn.
Six bushels of corn will usually j
broduce 100 nounHs nf m.-.nt SHuv i
pointed out. Hence th'% corn may be
considered as bringing a return of j
SI.30 a bushel when converted into t
Or if tKe corn is figured at 75 cents j
a bushel, there is a net profit of $6.66
on each 200-pound hog sold for $22. j
A litter of sis: pigs from a sow should j
yield a gross return of $264 or a net j
return of $79.92.
First Prize, Zotos Machi
Second Prize, Vitrolux
Third Prize, Oil Wave .
ALSO 12 OTHER PRIZES?FIJ
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to your absolute satisfaction.
Our Zotos operators havi
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TENNESSEE CANCELS OAR
AND THICK AGREEMENT
According to official reports from
the North Carolina Motor Vehieic Bureau
the reciprocal agreement between
the states of Tennessee and
North Carolina has been cancelled for
&U property hauling vehicles.
The State of Tennessee now recognizes
all passenger car licenses for
uily 30 days and all non-resident
Owners of freight carrying vehicles
operated for any purpose whatsoever,
private or for hire, and passenger vehicles
operated for hire are compelled
to pay a mileage tax immediately
:>n entering the state of Tennessee.
North Carolina has taken similar
lotion by instructing its highway patrolmen
that tags on passenger cars
shall have only 30 days recognition.
L*his paper assumes that this applies
>nly to cars from Tennessee and that
bars from other states will receive
die same recognition here as is given
North Carolina cars in these respec.ive
states. At any rate, all cars operated
for hire and all property hauling
vehicles, whether private or for
hire, carrying Tennessee tags must
pay the North Carolina registration
fee on entering the state.
NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE
By virtue of the power of sale contained
in a certain mortgage deed
executed to the undersigned by Mrs.
Emma Setzer and husband, W. E.
Setzer, on the 10th day of February,
193*. to secure the sum of four Hundred
Dollars ($400.00) to the Watau
era County Bank, and default havingbeen
made in the payments of the
money in said mortgage deed secured
as therein provided, said mortgage
deed having been recorded in the office
of the Register of Deeds for
Watauga County, in Book 19, at
Page 503, we will, on Wednesday,
December 4, 1955, at 1 o'clock P. M.,
sell to the highest bidder, for cash,
the following described real estate,
In Watauga County, North Carolina.
Meat Camp Township,
BEGINNING on a spruce pine at
the south of Tumi in Fun Branch,
W. F. Lookabill's corner, running
westward with the Salt Rock Branch
59 poles to a lynn; then westward
,vith W. II. Styles' line 47 poles to a.
cucumber on the north side of the
Salt Rock Branch, W. H. Styles' corner;
thence northward with W. II
Styles' line 73 poles to a hickory,
Idanlcy Greene's corner ; thence eastward
with Styles' line 48 poles to a
aireh, W. H. Styles' corner; thence
southeastward down Tumlin Fun
Branch 76 poles to the beginning,
containing 28 acres, more or less.
This the 4th day of November,
WATAUGA COUNTY BANK,
By P. A. Coffey, Cashier.
$1.50 PACKAGE, now $1.00
$1.00 PACKAGE, now 60c
BOONE DRUG CO.
The RKXAIJL. Store
We are giving away
fifteen prizes from
NOVEMBER 4th to
Wave ... $ 9.00 Value
NIGER WAVES, SHAMPOOS,
} FOR INFORMATION
>e help you in ^-our pursuit of
dr. and Mrs. McGuire, Miss
iwanson, Miss Jewel Atwell,
hly trained. They are under
o serve you, and to serve you
c received a special training
\UTY SHQPPE 1
BOONE, N. C.