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VOL 9.
ALLEGHANY COUNTY, SPARTA, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1933.
No. 2S.
CITIZENS PETITION
BOARD FOR NEW
CONSOLIDATED SCHOOLS
A number of citizens of Cranberry
Township appeared before the Board
of Education Monday and requested
the Board to consider the advisibility
of establishing a consolidated elemen
tary school in Cranberry Township. A
similar request was made by citizens
of Glade Creek. The Board of Educa
tion held a joint session with the
Board of County Commissioners to
consider these requests, and the
boards decided to defer the matter
till their next meeting in December
in order to get further information
in regard to the projects. The County
Superintendent was requested to se
cure some desired information with
regardto funds for school building 9!
from State Superintendent A. T.
Allen and from Dr. H. G. Baity, State
Engineer, representing the Federal
Government.
The Board of Education decided to
offer the Zion school house and lot
for sale at the court house in Sparta
the first Monday in December. Othei
matters of routine business were
transacted at the meeting.
An interesting session of the coun
ty teachers’ organization was held
Saturday with a general topic of!
health education for discussion. Mrs.
Juanita McDougal, of the State De
partment of Education, and Miss
Smith, of the National Association
for the Prevention of Blindness, ad
dressed the group. A number of in-1
teresting papers were read before the j
group.
DR. BVRGISS HONORED
At a recent meeting of the North
Carolina Rexall Druggists Associa
tion in Charlotte, Dr. T. R. Burgiss,
of Sparta, was elected secretary- j
treasurer of the organization. There:
are a great many independent owned j
Rexall stores in N. C., and the elec- !
tion to this office is quite an honor
for the local druggist.
THE TIMES’ HONOR ROLL
Recent subscribers to The Times
are as follows:
Lloyd Pugh, Galax; J. M. Weaver,
Peden; Mrs. W. H. Roup, Cloverland,
Wash.; Edna Gentry, Cherry Lane; :
E. L. Williams, Sparta; Dr. F. G.
Woodruff, High Point; Glenn Crouse,
Glade Valley; J. N. Atwood, Peden;
Odus Mabe, Wilkesboro; Mrs. C. A.
Duncan, Sparta; W. F. DougMon,
Laurel Springs; Mrs. G. C. Edwards,
Forest Hill, Md.; H. G. Black, Strat
ford; B. S. Evans, Ennice; J. Elmore
Maines, Sparta; Chloe Taylor, Strat
ford; G. V. Wagoner, Sparta; E. W.
Halsey, Stratford; D. G. Myers, Spar
ta; C. B. Choate, Furches; C. G. Pol
lard, Sparta; M. H. Shaw, Cherry
Lane; Mrs. Laura Choate, Sparta;
S. O. Edwards, Stratford; Mrs. Ollie
Edwards, Sparta; Mrs. H. L. Halsey,
Piney Creek; M. F. Dickinson, Union
Mills, Route one; John Cathron, Lo
max, N. C.; Mrs. Mattie Andrews.
Sparta; Homer A. Smith, Stratford;
Lou Reid Landreth, Roanoke, Va.;
Mrs. E. L. Mokley, Darlington, Md.
SPECTRES ON PARADE
'One reosn why there is less appre
ciation than there should be of the
horror of our annual automobile
death toll is that the accidents hap
pen far apart geographically, and at
intervals throughout the entire year
so that the total of a single day in a
single locality does not particularly
uiaturu us. o-Lii, icw
comparatively speaking, see an acci
dent in which someone is killed or
seriously injured.
It would be well for the public to
put its imagination to work on this
situation. Here’s one way to do it.
Suppose that you, and all the mil
lions of other car-owners, could be
seated in a tremendous reviewing
stand. Marching by slowly in front
of you are the 35,000 shrouded spec
tres of persons who were killed b;
automobiles last year. To each shroud
ed figure is slinging one or more be
reaved relatives. The parade would
take many hours to pass—a silent,
marching line of lives that had been
destroyed because some one was care
less or reckless or incompetent.
The very unpleasantness of that il
lustration is what makes it valua
ble. The fact that only an infinitesi
mal proportion of the 35,000 victims
are killed in your community doesn't
make any difference. Nor does the
fact that only a comparatively few
deaths occur on a given day. Remem
ber that each year sees hundreds of
tragedies as horrible as those of the
Titanic or the Akron—and they are
all unnecessary.
Th|nk of that long, horrible parade!
And then decide what kind of a dri
veryou will strive to be in the fu
ture.
“The spirit of the Colonials
was the spirit of cooperation.
Understanding of the spirit of co
operation was against classes
made Washington’s name rever
ed.”
r
—President Roosevelt.
Dr. it Censures Repeal
Argur it it In Address Here
f ii'. -1. i one way to deal with
the kquc. > and tlxat is abso
lute v..,' said Dr. John R.
Jester, .. sur or the First Babtist
Church ~i vVm,ton-Salem in an ad
dress m thecou. t house at Sparta Sat
urday a .'torn u. Dr. Jester’s address
Wag spcn brded bj the Dry Forces of
Alleghru., County. Dalton Warren pre
sided over the meeting and Rev. J. L.
Underwupa offered an invocation. Mrs
A. O. Joines, dry candidate for the co
unty, spoke briefiy in favor of the
18Hi Amendment. With a few timely
remarks Rev. J. L. Underwood intro
duced tiie speaker, who turned loose a
barrage of statements against the ar
guments of the Repealists and bom
barded their logic from every angle.
“There are three ways of dealing
with liquor,” he said. “Sell it as free
as water. But that is out of the ques
tion. ’I hen let mine it-but that has
been a failure in the past. Then the
only aitaaiauve lea is absolute pro
hibition.
“What the liquor crowd wants is
not State right:;, but liquor-liquor
without : i u. ) accept the chal
lange of , cr ■ r .Reynolds-vote as
you a .nk a.: . .. Carolina will go
dry xs c i*- -t \ - »
“The \.c-i .it following logic
but sophistry. Prohibition doesn’t
prohibit, if liquor is more plentiful
now t;;un e. :■ Prohibition then
every V, v . be its greatest
friend, i'er \v mi they want is more
liquor.
“I’ll walk with the President as far
as any man to i ip,- ove the condition
of oar ccun rj economically, but I’ll
not walk w; n him or any other man
to violate . .. .science and vote for
repeal.
“When 2: c you known politicians
as a whole to favor prohibition and
temperance ? Of course, there are a
few good statesmen who stand for
what is right in this matter. You no
tice that Senator Dailey has taken a
stand for repeal. That’s not surpris
ing. He’s only .running true tc form.
He fought prohibition in other days.
I’m thankful to God for one thing-I
never voted for Josiah Bailey.
“This country is in the grip of pea
nut inlinitesmal politicians. Let re
peal come, and in a few years people
will get so disgusted with conditions
that they will rise up and vote for
prohibition again and sweep these wet
politicians out of oil ice and put in
good men who stand Tor the right in
this matter. v
"One crowd wants liquor decently
without violating tHe law. Another
crowd wants liquor because they have
money mv . - a it. Another crowd,
the mul'ti-m f maires; want liquor so
that th y een . niff, taxes off their
own shoul d , r the masses Of the
people. I-'omign . omitries want liquor
back he .:. - any lost a lot of
revenue r n u of liquor to the
United .“tat. .V :i the I8th Amend
ment was pa; rad.
“Prohibi . : ;worst is better
that log' in: . ir with all the re
strictions yo c n place around it.
Politician- tell r we can drink our
selves back to p; osperity. Liquor has
never yet paid ii.s way to the govern
ment. Take out the cost of jails,
courts, and pern entiaries and liquor
costs more than ;t pays in taxes.” •
From time to time in his address
Dr. Jester challenged any wet to dis
prove any of his statements. And in
a final appeal-h asked the men and
women to go to iho pulls Tuesday and
vote to keep Not th Carolina dry.
Quite a large crowd attended the
speaking a ,rl Yen. time to time ap
plauded statements ox the speaker,
wit:, : lakes its SO
■ 1 . t :■ 4 months we
And there ings NBA can
do in :: ' • i . r and the rural
merch; -ii ■•.. . ncie shows that
the f-i;i . i ,. . loyment and
wage in in ii .nu nts em
pluvi.. , i.t.i: j persons in
towns - t i ..00 population
it not one.;, ■ ::t the hardship
onl: ilea , ‘.one is asking
the ;o wt ■ . to continue un
der tiic u u! .. i y all others the
Blue hug j - erapLion chev
ron may 1; . ( iy d. This should
relieve Ur- • i n- of retail mark-ups
due to inc :>;p ;e. Our experi
ence also - rui ‘information
about ti. : . •>: wholesale and
retail price for/ that most
of the gre: in, it will be
much easier th n cv :r before not
only to invest... te but actually to
prevent undue .. holt. ; tie price in
creases. The Pi dent has directed
that this be done at once.
"But most of the complaints re
ceived now are of retail profitering.
A complete plan has been worked out
for iair hearings by complaint
boards. By tlr-se means we - believe
we can protect tue public, including
the. farmer, against price increases
which do not come as a direct result
of the cost of reemployment.”
“The NRA is a three-sided
partnership between the Govern- •
ment, the employer, and the con
sumers of Am rica. If all part
ners pull together there can be
no doubt oi success.”
—General Johnson.
NORTH CAROLINA VOTES AGAINST REPEAL WITH LARGE MAJORITY
Alleghany County One of
8 Counties Favoring Repeal
Cranberry Voted 4 to 1
Against Repeal.
With only 50 per cent or less of
the voters voting in the election Tues
day Alleghany went for repeal of the
18th Amendment by 189 majority. |
1538 votaes were cast for delegates
and 1523 voted for convention or no
convention. Gap Civil polled the lar
gest majority for repeal, the vote be
ing over three to one. Cranberry vot
ed against repeal about four to one.
Whitehead went about three to one;
against repeal and Glade Creek about
two to one against repeal.
The official vote by townships is
as follows:
Prathers Creek
Convention 99—No Convention 87.
Delegate 94—Delegate 93.
Cherry Lane
Convention 126—No Convention 105
Delegate 119—Delegate 115.
Whitehead
Convention 40—No Convention 137.
Delegate 40—Delegate 137.
Glade Creek.
Convention 71—No Convention 37.
Delegate 76—Delegate 37.
Gap Civil
Convention 419—No Convention 128.
Delegate 420—Delegate 127.
Cranberry
Convention 25—No Convention 101.
Delegate 28—Delegate 99.
Plney Creek
Convention 76—No Convention 72.
Delegate 76—Delegate 75.
Incomplete returns from neighbor
ing counties show Surry to be 4 to 1
against repeal, Watauga, 5 to 1
against repeal, Wilkes 3 to 1 against
repeal, Yadkin 10 to 1 against, Ashe,
no report available.
Lumber Code Sets Maximum
Of Forty Hours Week
New Orleans, La., Nov. 7—In order
to secure 100 percent compliance with
the lumber code in the Southern Pine
Division and to cooperate to the full
est extent with President Roosevelt
and the Administration in their ef
forts to increase employment and
purchasing power under the National
Recovery program, H. C. Berckes,
secretary-manager of the Southern
Pine association, administrative agen
cy of the code in the division, today
issued the following statement to the
press concerning the code’s require
ments as to minimum wages and
maximum hours of labor in the South
ern Pine industry:
“Under the lumber code, which now
is federal law, all Southern pine
manufacturers must pay not less than
the minimum wage of 24 cents per
hour to any employee, and must not
work any employee in such operations
more than 40 hours in any one week,
excepting watchmen, firemen and re
pair crews, who shall be paid time
and one-half for every hour they
work more than 40 hours in any one
week. Executive, supervisory and tra
velings ales forces and camp cooks
are exempt from the maximum work- i
ing hours provisions of the code.
“These requirements of the code as
to minimum wages and maximum
hours apply equally to all producet?
of Southern Pine logs, poles and pil
ing, sawn lumber and products of
planing mills operating in conjunction
with sawmills, shingles, lath, boxes
and crates. No local or state board
or committee of the NR A or Presi
dent’s Re-employment Agreement, or
any other person or organization,
has authority to grant exceptions to
or exemptions from any requirement
of the Lumber Code.”
“FARMER BOB” DOUGHTON 70 YEARS OLD TUESDAY
Hard Work Made Him Chairman of Powerful Congress Com.
- <1
By Whitney Tharln
Associated Press Staff Writer.
Washington, Nov. 4.—{AP)—Big,
broad-shouldered, bald-headed, "Bob”
Doughton, who will be 70 years old
Tuesday, eased his husky frame back
in his leather-bound swivel chair in
the House Office building and allowed
after considerable questioning-that he
got into politics quite by accident
but has remained there by hard work.
That hard work has made him the
Honorable Robert L. Doughton, North
Carolina’s Democratic chairman of
the powerful ways and means commi
ttee, but at heart he’s the same “Far
mer Bob” who used to drive cattle to
pasture in Alleghany county.
That was before he went to the
North Carolina Senate back in 1908
and two years later won the Democra
tic Congressional nomination in a
four-candidate convention fight. Com
ing from the smallest county in the
district, Doughton said he had no idea
of winning his first nomination.
Since then, he has had that nomi
nation without opposition except on
one occasion, when he had to fight
it out in a primary.
Carring the Democratic banner in
Doughton’s district bacb in 1910 was
a pretty tough job because until “Far
mer Bob” won out, the district had
been Republican 12 of the previous
20 years.
In fact, in Doughton’s first general
eiecuon ne neat Kepresentative Char
les H. Cowles, the Republican nomi*
nee, by only 759 votes. That was the
begin ing of a Congressional career
that has run uninterruptedly ofr more
than 22 years.
; The slim 1900 margin was boosted
to 3,262 majority the next election but I
Doughton modestly explains this by
recalling that Wilkes county, Repub*
lican stronghold, had been taken out
of his Ninth district.
Since then, Doughton has had "cios
calls” in four years when his major
| ity dropped below 2,000 votes. The
first two close races came on, the
heels of each other In 1914 and 1916.
In 1920, the Harding landslide cut
Doughton’n majority to 1,088 and in
1928 the Hoover deluge left “Farmer
Bob” with only 1,384 majority.
Just as Republican landslides work
ed against him, huge Democratic
majorities worked for him. In 1930,
the year the Democrats won the
House under the Hoover administra
tion, Doughton rang up a majority of
15,000 votes. In 1932, riding the crest
of the Roosevelt tidal wave, Doughton
[attained his greatest majority-21,724
I votes.
So long as a job is not being sought
1 all residents of Doughton’s district
look alike politically to him. But
when it comes to a matter of patron
age, his support, of course, goes to
the Democrats.
It is his policy, coupled with the
fact that he knows the needs of far
mers and live stock raisers and has
supported good roads, better mail
service and similar legislation, that,
in Doughton’s opinion, has enabled
him to stay in Congress all these
years.
When Doughton gets back in his
district, he visits the farms, mills and
shops for personal talks with hund
reds of his constituents. Thit, he
frankly admits is “good politics,” but,
he argues, it also gives him a person
al insight into the needs and wishes
of the people he represents.
Doughton has large farming and
live stock interests of his own. He is
also a banker and merchant. By keep
ing track of his personal activities he
can virtually take care of the citizens
in the district as their interest are his
interests.
Like all Congressmen, Doughton
has a secretary at his beck and call to
take action and answer his mail but
there's one person to whom “Farmer
Bob” writes himself and he picks
these letters out on a type-writer be
cause her sight is fading.
She is his 95-year-old mother, Mrs.
Rebecca Doughton, who lives at the
old family home place-Laurel Springs,
N. C.-where Doughton was born Nov
ember 7, 1863.
since ner son nas Been in public
life she has seen him ri3e from vir
tual obscurity to a key position in
the nation’s law-making body. She
has numerous mementoes of this rise
but cheif among her souvenirs is a
letter from President Roosevelt con
gratulating her on her 95th birthday.
In that letter the President touched
an old lady’s heartstrings when he
told her how much he think’s of
“Your Son Bob.”
MRS. MOXLEY WRITES
In sending in her subscription to
The Times Mrs. E. L. Moxley, of Dar
lington, Md-, writes that she likes to
keep in touch with relatives and
friends in Alleghany by reading the
j county paper. Mrs. Moxley has been
living in Maryland for eleven years.
Mrs. Moxley is a neice of Dr. Duncan
and D. C. Duncan, of Sparta.
5 VETERANS IN C.C.C.CAMP
Only 200 ex-soldiers were allotted
to North Carolina for enlistment in
the C.C.C. Camps. This allotment
would allow only two from each
county, but C. A. Miles, director of
relief for Alleghany, called headquar
ters and was successful in obtaining
an allotment of five for this County.
These men have already been enlisted
and are now in camp.
To Land Owners of
Alleghany County
... (We have asked the good cooper
ation of the landowners in this coun
ty to please not let outsiders move
in without first getting full informa
tion from the family as to what their
future plans are for moving in the
county. Some of the land onwers have
been very good to co-operate with us
in this respect, while others have ont
We have offered and will still investi
| gate the case thoroughly before let
J tignthem be moved in the county, if
hte land owner will only ask us. We
have spent $150.00 moving people
from this county back to their native
counties. If the land owner had only
asked us to investigate the case, or
either not have let them moved in,
this expense could have been saved
and the money used for hard-surfac
ing the highway. We now have some
families who have moved in this co
unty in the last ten days from adjoin
ing counties and they have already
been in the Releif office asking for
clothes and food. We can not possibly
do anything other than turn them
down, and the land owner that lets
them move in will certainly have to
look after them and take care of
them, becouse we already have more
in our county than we are able to
take care of.
C. A. Miles, Acting Director Releif
| Starting Life With a Handicap
j Oneof the tragedies of this earth is
j a malnourshed, diseased, or handicap
I ped child. We have many of this type
' of children in our State. They start
life, at a disadvantage from the begin
ing. During the past twenty years
much has been done for these chil
dren, but much more remains to be
done. With the exeeptino of inherited
mental incompetence, nearly all the
handicaps are preventable and remov
able.
We have an immense amount of
malnutrition in North Carolina. Wc
have always had it. A few counties
report an increase, but the average
for the State as a whole is about the
same for the past ten years. Most of
it is due to the total ignorance of
parents concerning food values. Good,
wholesome food is frequently ruined
in preparation. There is a deficiency
in milk. Parents and children indulge
the whims of appetite, and a deficien
cydiet results. It is unthinkable that
any child in North Carolina should go
without essential food. Climate and
soil are perfect for the production of
food crops. But children are helpless
and the must depend upon the efforts
of their parents and the social-minded
leaders of the State for protection
from preventable diseases and for the
provision of adequate food.
N. C. Health Bulletin
SUMMARY OF 1933 LEGISLATION AFFECTING
ALLEGHANY COUNTY MADE AVAILABLE
BY INSTITUTE OF STATE GOVERNMENT
By Henry Brandis, Jr.
Associate Director Institute Govern-1
ment.
The summary of legislation affect
ing Alleghany County printed immedi
ately following this introduction re
prestnts the inauguartion of the legis
lative sehvice sponsored by the Legis
lators’ Division of The Institute of
Government in which The Institute is
undertaking to report local legislative
measures to local citizens and local
! officer s affected. This summary,
which includes bills which failed as
well as those which passed, is to be
supplemented by an analysis of laws
affecting the entire State, which will
shortly be ready for publication. The
summary has been submitted for ap
proval to the county’s representatives
in the General Assembly.
The adoption of this -program by
the Legislators’ Division of The In
stitute marks the first time in the
history of the State that members of
the General Assembly have preserved
an organization after adjournment
for the purpose of interpreting to
their constituents thelegislation en
acted by them. These summaries, one
of which has been written for each
county, and the forthcoming analysis
of general legislation, constitute one
phase of the broader legislative pro
gram of The Institute which also in
cludes continuous study, revision and
codification of the laws and a study
and revisino of legislative practice
and procedure. The work of preparing
the summaries and analysis this year
was handicapped by shortage of per
sonnel, but it is expected that begin
ning in 1935, a service will be estab
lished to report bills to officers and
Citizens affected immediately after
the bills are introduced, to pdepare
and publish the local summaries im
mediately upon adjournment of the
legislature, and to publish the analy
sis of general legislation shortly there
after.
For Alleghany a total of eleven co
unty bills were passed, four Senate
bills and seven House bills. Six House
bills failed to pass. From the House
one personal bill passed and one failed
to pass.
The statues mentioned in this sum
mary are only those which specifical
ly apply to Alleghany County or some
part of the County. Many general
laws were passed which also affect
Alleghany, but these general laws are
treated under the general analysis.
Two tax laws were passed with
particular refrence to Alleghany: (1)
The Tax Sales Certificate Refunding
Act (Chapter 181, Public Laws) ex
pressly provides that adoption of its
provisions is not mandatory in Alleg
hany and its municipalities, but with
in the discretion of the various govern
ing bodies. The Act is discussed in de
tail in the general analysis. Its prin
cipal provisions permit paymet of
1931 and prior taxes on real estate
on a 5-year installmetn plan, with 6%
interest from April 1, 1933, and with
all prior interest and penalties waived
redemption of realty already sold for
taxes on a similar installment plan;
discounts for cash payment ofl931
and prior taxes ranging from 10%
i for payment before December 1, 1933
to 2 %% for payment during Febru
ary, 1934; extension of time for fore
closure of tax sales certificates for
1927-31 taxes to October 1, 1934, It
also bars from collection 1926 and
prior taxes on which no foreclosure
had been begun at the time of the
Act’S ratification on March 27. There
are 23 counties, including Alleghany,
in which the application of the Act is
optional with the governing bodies,
and 5 other counties are exempted
completely.
(2) Chapter 405, Public-Local Laws
allows the Alleghany Board of Com
missioners to make an additional tax
levy, not exceeding lOcents on the
$100.00valuation, to meet the expense
of holding court and of maintaining
the jail and jail prisorers. Numerous
counties found it expedient to author
ize such special levies forsimilar pur
poses at the recent Legislature, and
in 1931 as well, thus emphasizing the
cost of criminal law enforcement. In
deed, this same Chapter authorized
the making of such a levy in eight
counties. Introduced as a bill applying
only to Jackson County, it was amend
ed by the House to apply to seven
others, including Alleghany. The levy
is subject to the approval of the Dir
ector of Local Government (now the
State Treasurer.)
Miscellaneous Acts passed for Alleg
hany were:
(1) Chapter 274, Public-Local Laws
is designed to expedite the sale of
bonds to finance the rebuilding of the
fire-destroyed county courthouse. The
act allows the County Commissioners
to sell either the bonds themselves or
bond anticipation notes to the amount
of $20,000, without the usual notice
nad hearing after final passage of the
bond order, and authorized the sale to
be public or private. At the time of
the passage of this bill on March 30
it was anticipated that speedy receipt,
of the sale proceeds would enable the
county to advantage itself of cheap
construction costs then prevailing.
(2) Chapter 127, Public-Local Laws
affects the salaries of certain of the
county officers and employees. Appar
ently effective after the Chapter’s
ratification on March 8, compensa
tion of registrars, judges of election
and other election officiais was fixed
at $1.50 per day: and effective in
December, the Board of Commission
ers is directed to fix the Sheriff’s
salary or commissions. Maximum com
pensation which may be allowed him
is 3l/2% of total taxes levied for 1032
plus process fees, fees and expense
of transporting prisoners as directed,
by the Court and patients to eleemos
ynary institutions, and fees for hold
ing courts. The Sheriff and County
Treasurer are required to furnish
bond without expense to the county.
Also effective in December, 1934,!
members of the Boards of Commis
sioners and Education are to receive
$2.00 per day actually spent on offi
cial business and 5 cents per mile for
necessary traveling.
(3) Alleghany was one of 24 coun
ties exempted by House amendments,
from the provisions of Chapter 95,
Public Laws, which is designed to ex
tend the application of the State Bar- j
ber’s license law t-o include many ru
ral sections and all towns, and to in
crease the powers of the State Board ’
of Barber Examiners.
(4) Chapter 219, Public-Local Laws,
provides that, in Alleghany, when a
dog kills a sheep or other domestic
animal, and the owner fails to lull
the dog within three days after no- j
tice of a finding by a justice of the
Peace that his dog did the killing, he
is guilty of a misdmeanor, and he is
also liable civilly for domestic ani- i
mals and fowls killed by his dog. The
maxium criminal penalty i3 $50.00 j
fine or 30 da\^ Any person may kill
CONTINUED TO PAGE FOUR
Overwhelming Dry Vote In State Iter
suits in Election of 104 Dry Dele
gates Out of Total of 120.
OVERWHELMING VICTORY SUR
PRISES EVEN MOST ARDENT
DRY WORKERS.
Murphy Statement That Vote Show*
Trend Back to Hoover Brings Quick
Denials—Vote Generally Regarded
as Showing State Was Never As
Wet as It Had Been Supposed To
Be and As Reflecting Far Superior
Dry Organization—Republican Vot*
and New Election Law Also Re
garded as Factors—Churches Tend
ed Dominant Force.
North Carolina yesterday refused
by an overwhelming majority to call
a convention to consider repeal of tho
18th amendment, mid, to make assur
ance doubly sure elected an over
whelming majority to the convention
which will never assemble. Only 10
repeal delegates were elected as
against 116 anti-repealists.
The trend was unmisteble from
the earliest returns and applied
to rural and urban counties, east and
west.
Mecklenburg, considered a battle
ground, and Wake, regarded as sure
for repeal, were the first two laifs
counties to land safely In the dry
column. Rowan, home county of Wal
ter Murphy, manager of the repeal
campaign, shortly joined them, al
though reputed to be one of the wet
test counties in the State.
Some of the traditionally wet coun
ties in the east remained true to their
wet moorings, but other eastern coun
ties which had been expected to go
wet veered sharply to the dry col
umn. Alleghany was the only county
west of Raleigh to vote for repeal
Counties with a large Republican
vote went overwhelmingly dry with
out exception, the ten to one margin
of Yadkin being rivalled by other
traditionally Republican counties.
Complete returns showed that of
the 14 counties which voted wet when
State prohibition was adopted in 1908
nine voted dry yesterday. Of the 14
counties which were wet a quarter of
a century ago, only New Hanover,
Martin, Pasquotank and Onslow were
definitely in the repeal column with
Durham dividing its two delegates.
Wake, Franklin, Orange, Wilkes,
Stokes, Yadkin, Johnston, Person'and
Stanley, all of which were wet in
1908, went definitely dry yesterday
and the repealists carried only 18
of the 100 counties in the State, with
the drys carrying 86 and Durham the
only one to divide. The other eight
wet counties were Alleghany, Beau
fort, Craven, Currituck, Edgecombe,
Halifax, Pitt, and Wilson.
Complete Surprise.
The overwhelming extent of yes
terday’s victory was a complete sur
prise to even the most ardent drys.
The drys had hoped to carry the
State on a convention vote and had
stronger hopes of electing a majority
of the delegates. On the other hand,
the repealists had felt absolutely sure
of a popular majority for a conven
tion and had strong hopes the majori
ty would be sufficient to insure a
majority of the delegates.
Little To Say.
Managers for both sides were un*
able to issue reports early Tuesday
night by reason of the overwhelming
nature of the returns, but neither had
much to say.
“It looks like we are swinging back
to Hoover,” said Walter Murphy,
manager of the repeal forces.
“We appreciate efforts of the tem
perance people. We thank God for a
victory," said Cale K. Burgess, man
ager of the dry forces.
However, both Mr. Burgess and
Senator Josiah W. Bailey, who had
aspoused repeal, were quick to deny
the implication of Mr. Murphys com
ment.
‘ ‘I do not regard this as a - vote
against Roosevelt; I feel that the
people of North Carolina just voted
their convictions,” said Mr. Burgess.
The result was in no sense a re
volt against President Roosevelt,”
3aid Senator Bailey. “I think the peo
ple of this State are just as enthusi
astically for the President as ever
and that he would carry the State
today by an even larger majority
than the 310,000 given him last year.
The Senator would make no other
comment on the election.—Raleigh
News and Observer, of Nov. Sth.
EDWIN DUNCAN REPORTED
SOMEWHAT IMPROVED
Late reports from Edwin Duncan,
who is receiving treatment in Dr.
Long’s hospital in Statesville for in
jui ios sustained when a cattle truck
side-swiped his car and crushed his
lei i arm, ate that he is slightly im
proved. The bones above the elbow
in his left arm were severely crushed
by the impact of the truck body
against the door of his car. Doctors
aro waiting till the circulation in the
injured tissues improves before they
attempt to set the bones in place.
    

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