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Post, the only newspaper that is printed in Ashe county, and the newspaper with by far the best subscription list of any paper circulated in the county SIXTH TEAR, NUMBER 25 State Democrats Pledge Their Votes to Roosevelt Harmonious Meeting on Friday Dominated Over by Hoey Supporters 808 DOUGHTON CHAIRMAN RALEIGH, June 12.—Democrats of North Carolina pledged their 26 ,votes at the national convention in Philadelphia to President Roosevelt and Vice President Gamer and adopted a platform favoring changes in the sales tax, but saying the levy could not be abolished entirely to day, at an harmonious state conven tion. .Follows Hoey Tax Plan The platform, which incorporated a ringing endorsement of the admin istration of Governor J. C. B. Eh ringhaus, followed closely the sales tax proposal by Clyde R. Hoey as outlined in his campaign for the par ty’s gubernatorial nomination. Dr. Ralph W. McDonald, Hoey’s oppon ent in the second primary, and a critic of the state administration, has conducted his campaign on a prom ise to abolish the sales tax entirely. Liquor Plank Ignored No discord was evident at any time on the convention floor, though the platform committee wrangled over a possible “wet” or “bone dry” liquor plank and then compromised by making no mention of the ques tion at all. J. Melville Broughton of Raleigh, president of the North Carolina Bar association, was keynoter and vivid ly painted the record in the nation of “this inspired and courageous leader,” Franklin D. Roosvelt, and “our Courageous and public-spirited governor, son of Pasquotank, J. C. B. Ehringhaus.” Broughton praised the “humanitarian” administration of Roosevelt and the fiscal policies and “expanded” services of the Ehringhaus administration. ■ Hoey and. McD. Applauded \ Governor Ehringhaus was named chairman and spokesman for the del egation, Senator J. W. Bailey, of Wake, was placed on the platform committee. Congressman R. L. Doughton of Alleghany, on the rules committee, and Chas. H. Robertson, of Orange, on the credentials com mittee. Hug Mitchell, of Statesville, was elected delegation secretary. The convention gave an ovation to Governor Ehringhaus as he entered and took his seat with the Pasquo tank delegation, and did likewise for the two men battling for the party’s gubernatorial designation, Hoey and Dr. McDonald, when they entered to sit with the Cleveland and For syth delegations. Repeatedly, as the convention waited on the report of the platform calls were made for a speech from Hoey, but the perma nent chairman, Congressman Doughtqn, paid scant attention. All of the speeches praised the record of the Democratic party in state and nation, and prophesied party victory in November. The platform with its declaration against elimination of the sales tax was declared adopted unanimously by Chairman Doughton. At the time McDonald, who included complete elimination of the levy as a plank in his first campaign platform, was sit -7 ting in the Forsyth delegation. Platform Highlights In brief, the state platform pledged: 1. Exertion of all appropriate co operation that gives reasonable promise of promoting the economic well-being of the rural population of North Carolina, including state and interstate control of crop production through compact legislation. 2. Conservation of highway funds to provide adequate maintenance of highways and progressive improve ments to local roads. 3. A reduction in automobile li cense costs by the 1937 legislature. 4. Enactment of state and inter state laws to promote the /better ment of working conditions, and passage of humanitarian laws where ever practicable. \ 5. A reasonable increase in a full school program, looking to the pay ment of all teachers of salaries in line with the vital importance of their services and looking also the If ‘ if 4k /4kJMk If $1.25 a Year Out of County CHAUTAUQUA PREACHER . \ • will K gflr fl ||| Rev. F. Marion Dick,»(above) who arrived yesterday and last night to begin a series of evangelistic ser vices in the Christian Chautauqua at New River. Mr. Dick is an excellent evangelist and wherever he has held services the people have been great ly interested in the fine Gospel mess ages. He will preach for two weeks. BONUS MONEY BEGINS TO / ARRIVE IN ASHE COUNTY $231,545.31 Will Be Paid by U. S. Government to Ashe Vets During This Month ALL BANKS TO COOPERATE tions had been approved by the veterans administration, which said 3,517,000 veterans were entitled to payment. First shipments of the bonds mov ed out of post offices in Washington and 11 Federal Reserve bank cities at midnight Sunday. Postal officials said the fastest means of transportation would be used and the packets would prob ably be read for delivery in most large cities by Monday night. In smaller towns and rural com munities, where the bulk of the bonds are going, they are expected to. reach the veterans Tuesday or Wednesday. Bonds Arrive Here B. D. Barr, local postmaster, stat ed Monday afternoon that bonus bonds had already begun to arrive in the post office here and other of fices in the county. $231,545.31 in bonus money will be paid by the government to Ashe veterans. President Urges Promptness President Roosevelt last week ad dressed to “all banks” a request for co-operation by cashing “promptly and in full” all government checks issued in connection with the sol diers bonus. Under date of June 8, the letter read: “Disbursements of bonds and checks to veterans in payment of adjusted service certificates, as, pro vided by the adjusted compensa tion payment act, 1936, will begin on June 15. Payments will involve the issuance of a large number of checks drawn on the treasurer of the United States. “The first group of checks will be for amounts of less SSO drawn on the treasurer by Federal disbursing offi cers and mailed direct to Veterans at their designated addresses. The sec ond group of checks, to be issued in connection with the redemption of adjusted service bonds of 1945, will be in amount of SSO or multiples and will be in the form of broadening of courses in vocational education and to an extension of the system of state-rented school books as speedily as the state revenue will permit. \ 6. Removal by the 1937 legislature of the sales tax from necessities of life and from meals sold at public eating places. 7. Continued co-operation with the president and congress. THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1936, WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. Interest in Local Band Is Growing About Half Number Wanted in View; 13-Piece Band With Instructor Is Aim Local men and boys are interested in organizing a 13-piece band with a paid instructor. The movement which is on foot has been met with much enthusiasm by all musicians who have been approached so far and B. D. Barr, who started the idea, says that about half the desired number have already expressed their intention of joining. Several years ago, West Jefferson had" a good band which disorganized. While they were active, they were almost indispensable to the public entertainments held in the county. It urhoped that the new enterprise will meet with the same success and be of a more permanent nature. QUARTERLY CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT MT. ZION SUN. > ♦ Rev. A. C. Gibbs, presiding Elder • of the Mt. Airy District, will preach at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Sunday, June 21, at three o’clock. After preaching, Elder Gibbs -will hold the third quarterly conference of the Laurel Springs charge. All Officials are urged to be present with their reports. treasurer’s checks or checks drawn on the treasurer by postmasters des ignated fiscal agents of the United States. “In order that the veterans may receive the fullest benefit contem plated by the Congress, and that the funds to be disbused may begin to flow through the channels of trade without unnecessary delay, it is es sential that our banks throughout the country extend all possible as sistance by cashing these checks at par upon proper identification. “I urge all bankers to extend the fullest co-operation to the govern ment in the enactment of these checks promptly and in full.” Postmasters Will Help Veterans who wish to cash their bonds will be required to seek cer tification of the bonds at their post offices. Checks in payment will be mailed them later from one of the 248 post offices which have been named as paying centers. May Hold Bonds In an address Monday Postmaster General Farley told veterans they do not have to cash their bonds at once, but may hold them and draw interest at three per cent. “It has also been suggested that veterans who are not in immediate need of funds should hold their bonds for a time in order that those less fortunate may receive first at tention,” he added. Brigadier-General Frank T. Hihes, Veterans administrator, suggested that “before surrendering the ex traordinary benefits to be derived by holding the‘bonds, it be ascertained how the proceeds may be safely oth erwise invested, keeping in mind that the insurance represented in the adjusted service certificate no longer exists at it has been surrend ered.” “Every effort has been made by the government agencies charged with this task to place the adjusted service bonds in the hands of the veterans as soon after June 15 as is possible,” he said, “and the veterans administration is now ctirrent in the handling of the applications filed. “It is estimated that the total amount involved in applications al ready approved will approximate $1,650,000,000 and the average pay ment to veterans will be about $550. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN N. WILKESBORO' THE 23RD The N. C. Sympony orchestra will give a program of classical music at the North Wilkesboro high school auditorium on Tuesday, June 23rd at 8 p. m. Music lovers in this section are invited to attend. Three State-Wide Races for July 4th > Both Hoey and McDonald Claim Big Majority of Sandy Graham Support Dr. Ralph W. McDonald of Foi> syth, gubernatorial candidate and Thad Eure of Hertford, aspirant for secretary of state, filed requests for second primaries in Raleigh on June 13, with the State* Board of Elections. McDonald trailed Clyde R. Hoey of Shelby by 4,468 votes in the first Democratic primary one week ago. Eure trailed Stacey W. Wade, in cumbent, by 42,717. Wilkins P. Horton, of Chatham, as pirant for the lieutenant governor ship and the only other candidate in a state-wide race entitled to call for a run-off, appeared before the elec tion board the same day to ask for another vote. No Change in Date Although the election board re ceived many requests to shift the date of the second primary from July 4 to Monday, July 6, no change, was made after confeemces with managers of the candidates. • Simultaneously with McDonald’s application for a second vote came conflicting claims from his and Hoey’s camps of support from Sandy Graham’s county managers. Graham ran third in the gubernatorial race one week ago. Hoey’s headquarters issued a state ment saying eight of Graham’s man agers had pledged allegiance to the Shelby man and that letters promis ing support had been received from “hundreds” of workers. McDonald officials said “many telephone calls, telegrams and let ters received indicate Mr. Graham’s managers and still are anxious to beat the machine.” Democrats Attend State Convention Among those from Ashe county at tending the state Democratic Con vention in Raleigh, Friday, were Judge T. C. Bowie and T. C. Bowie, Jr., J. Ivan Miller, Sheriff H. M. Miller, and Earl Graybeal. All of the delegates returned home well pleased with the way the meet ing was carried off. They reported perfect harmony. A Missouri farmer used two cows to pull his plow this spring. Fire in Lansing Does More Than $20,000 Damage to Businesses Conflagration Started Monday Morning About Two; Only One Business Insured SI2OO IN WOOL BURNED UP A raging fire which broke out in the business section of Lansing Sun day morning about two o’clock, is estimated to have done damage to property there to the amount of be tween twenty'and twenty-five thou sand dollars. Because of the incompetent fire equipment, the damage was consid erably more than it would have been had sufficient' water been available to fight fire with. It is reported that the fire broke out in the Weaver Case. The origin is unknown, but since no fire had been left in the stove in the case it is thought possi ble that night prowlers accidentally set it. The case, formerly the old Hudler store building, was destroyed as was the old bank building, B. M. Carter’s store (which was in Charles Lath am’s building) the Segraves Motor Company,'l and Elbert McCarter’s Casket and Broom Stdre. Two small dwellings belonging to the Jones heirs, a garage belonging to the Jones heirs wds also burned. Con siderable damage was done to Oliver Ham’s building, the Lansing Service Store, and the Lansing Grocery Store. Lake Young lost around SI2OO in wool that-’he had stored for ship- SI.OO a Year in Ashe County Landon and Knox Are Chosen to Head G. 0. P. Os tesHßlflfc ALF. M. LANDON Republican Candidate for President COL. FRANK KNOX G. O. P. Candidate for Vice President HOUCK TO DELIVER MEMORIAL SERMON AT CHESTNUT HILL Rev J. C. Swaim, pastor of the Chestnut Hill Methodist Church, has made arrangements for the annual decoration services to be conducted on Sunday, June 21, at eleven o’clock, and Rev. T. J. Houck will deliver the memorial sermon. Mr. Houck is a former minister on the Laurel Springs charge and his return will be a source of joy to all those who formerly knew him. The public is cordially invited to be present on this occasion. ping. L. S. Vannoy, of this city, was part owner of the wool. Elbert McCarter, Lansing’s blind man, is reported to have lost the work and savings of a lifetime. It *was with considerable difficulty that he was rescued from his building. Much excitement was caused when it was learned that two drunk men were thought to have gone to sleep in one of the buildings that was completely demolished. Later it was found that they had escaped. According to report, the first men to find the fire, claimed that they could have stopped it before it spread if they could have awakened the public, but it seems that doors were locked and the citizens were sleeping soundly. The fire did not, cross the creek in the town or all the buildings would probably have burned. None of the loss was covered by insurance with the exception of the Segraves Motor Company which was only partially covered. REV. HUGH A. DOBBIN AT ST. MARY’S CHURCH SUN. There will be services on Sunday, June 21, at 11:00 at St. Mary’s Church, Beaver Creek. Rev. Hugh A. Dobbin of Patterson Scvhool, will have charge. , It is hoped that many of his friends in Ashe county will come to welcome him. 1111 W ■ SUBSCRUte to The Skyland Post, the only newspaper that Is printed in Ashe county, and the newspaper that is by far the most popular and widely read of any circulated in Ashe PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Both G.O.P. Nominees Hail From - Western States; Convention Is Most Harmonious PLATFORM LIKED BY ALL Amid wild enthusiasm and unpre cedented harmony the national Re publican convention at Cleveland, Ohio, last week nominated Governor Alf M. Landon, of Kansas, for presi dent and Col. Frank Knox, “rough rider” under Teddy Roosevelt and now a prominent Chicago publisher, as his running mate for vice presi dent. Both From West Landon’s nomination came on Tuesday night after all other can didates had pulled out in his favor. However, 20 votes were cast for Senator William E. Borah, but the choice was made unaimous. On Friday noon after Senator Vandenberg, of Michigan, had refus ed to be nominated for vice presi dent, Col. Jnox, who had been prom inently mentioned for president and I who had, many votes pledged to him at the outset of the convention, was the unanimous choice for Landon’s running mate. 15-Plank Platform The Republican party made its su preme bid for victory at the polls in November in a 15-plank platform promising financial aid to the aged, unemployed, and farmers and pledg ing preservation of a “sound cur rency at all hazards.” The document, a “compromise” between the ultfa-conservative de mands of die-hard eastern conserva tives and the liberal views of a fight ing group of rural westerners head ed by Senator William E. Borah (R), Ida., was adopted by the convention without opposition. Landon Favors Gold Landon said that while he accept-, ed the plank pledging a “sound cur rency,” he was compelled to say that he regarded a sound currency as “a currency expressed in terms of gold and convertible into gold.” This sudden statement was receiv ed with applause and a trace of be wilderment by the delegates. The Landon action was not without pre cedent, but nevertheless it caused some Surprise. Unemployment and Relief The platform includes a plank de claring that the only solution to the reemployment problem is the “ab sorption of unemployed by industry and agriculture.” It called for aban donment of all new deal acts that raise production costs, encourage ment of legitimate business, and withdrawal of government from competition with private business. The platform said administration of relief was the “major failure” of the new deal and demanded a re turn of relief administrative activi ties to non-political state agencies “familiar with community prob lems.” The relief plank also urged feder al grants to states and called upon them to put up a proportionate share of the costs. It also demdhded con struction of public works projects “on their merits.” / (Continued on. Page Four) This Paper Runs Unusual Offer Working with the local mer chants in a Trade-at-Home drive, The Skyland Post is making an unusual offer this month to its subscribers who can benefit by renewing or subscribing for the first time and at the same time make a free purchase at one of the local stores that is cooperating with the advertising campaign that is explained on page eight of this issue. Veterans are particularly in vited to take advantage of this offer during the four weeks it lasts.