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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 I paper circulated in the county SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 26 1 Barkley Hits Record of Republican Party in Keynote Speech National Democratic Convention Starts Week in Philadelphia With Great Enthusiasm RECALLS “12 LONG YEARS” Against a noisy and color-splashed background, in which platform dif ferences provided the only major uncertainties, the Democratic na l tional convention in Philadelphia, fl Tuesday night, roared applause at a H heated keynote attack upon the Re publican nominees who will face the W Roosevelt-Garner ticket next No vember. Senator Alben W. Barkley of Ken tucky, shouting his denunciations in ’ resounding voice, centered much of his fire on Governor Alf M. Landon, the opposing party standard bearer. The Kanssfl? he thunder, was a man who had advocated inflation by printing press money. The tall Kentuckian, after praising what he call an “astonishing” recov ery by the nation under Roosevelt, directly criticized some of the anti- New Deal opinions of the Supreme Court as “tortured” interpretations. If a constitutional amendment is necessary, V id, the people would face the dut * V correcting “some archaid interpretation” with “calm intelligence.” Plenty of Yells Left The initial ovation for Barkley, however, failed to touch the height of tumult reached Tuesday afternoon when National Chairman James A. Farley set off a howling, 30-minute parade with praise of the President as a “calm, capable and courageous” leaderJiMany "ved their loudest cheers until Barkley finished. p The keynoter also was delayed in taking over the speaker’s stand for more than 15 minutes by a boister ous ovation and parade of State standards set off by Governor George H. Earle of Pennsylvania, the first Democratic executive of the State in several decades. Barkley’s castigation of the“twelve long years of Harding Coolidge and Hoover,” however, set off such loud and long ovations that it was appar ent the delegates had not yet shout ed themselves out. In complex modern life, he said, all responsible governments must enlarge their field of supervision to protect the weak from the “rapaci ous.” “If in the future further (constitu tional) amendments should become necessary to enable the peop to work out their destiny and protect their fundamental rights, or to over come some archaic interpretation never intended by its framers,” Barkley shouted, “I doubt not that the people will face that duty with the same calm intelligence which has guided them in the past.” “What we need,” he added, “is a new definition and a new interpreta tion of interstate commerce.” H Governor Alf M. Landon, the Re publican presidential nominee, was assailed as a man who had advocated printing press money and fought the insurance of bank deposits Hoover’s Cry But Barkley, who also was the keynoter in 1932, reserved special vials of wrath for the charge, as voiced by Herbert Hoover at the Re publican convention, that the New Deal menaces liberty “Back of Hoover’s cry for free dom at Cleveland, he said, “stood the immemorial pawnbrokers of the Republican party who shout with glee that they exprienced a coun terfeit conversion “Back of him stood the Republican party’s holding company, the Ameri can Liberty league, which, if it had existed in 1776 as now officered and manned, would have been against the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary war and the Constitu tion of the United States. “3 Long Years” j “ Three long years’ of normalcy, and they had wiped out half the values accumulated in this nation since Christopher Columbus and half the total income of all the people of these United States,” he added. “Then came Franklin Roosevelt W JMnW fast $1.25 a Year Out of County 1936 HONOR MAN rafWhhM ilifc -Iwl ' J Midshipman August Frederick Wei nel of Columbia, 111., is the honor man of the United States Naval academy at Annapolis this year, having the highest marks in the graduating class. and assumed the heaviest burden that ever descended on any man since Washington knelt in the snaw and Lincoln watched the Confeder ate flags across the Potomac.” Unprecedented recovery set in, he said, and its “benefits have been be stowed upon all groups.” Recounting the emergency and recovery meas ures, he asked: “Why was it essential that the powers of government be exerted in a new way on the daily life of the American people? x x x Why had tiiere been a complete breakdown in nearly every branch of public and private endeavor? “12 Long Years” “Because for 12 long years—yea, 12 long years—the ancient doctrin aries of special privilege had stood at the pilot’s wheel on our ship of state.” When President Roosevelt assum ed office, Barkley asserted, the pres ident of the Chamber of Commerce of th United States asked him to be come a dictator “for three long years.” But the President scorned the suggestion, the speaker added, and led the nation out of the “val ley” of depression. Bank Insurance Guaranteeing bank deposits, he said, helped entice “billions of dol lars” from hiding, but Governor Landon denounced th enisurance law before the American Bankers asso ciation. Assailing the Republican platform, Barkley quoted his accusation that the New Deal “had dishonored our country by repudiating its most solemn obligations.” “And on that platform,” Barkley said, “they nominated a candidate who, three years ago, urged the pay ment of public and private debts in money of the printing press redeem able in neither silver nor gold.” He said “deficits and debts” began long before Roosevelt took office, and added: “We shall balance the budget. We shall balance the books in the Treas ury. We shall soon ordain that no discrepancy between income and outgo shall exist. “But We shall not do it at the ex pense of human life nor to the de gradation of the spirit and morale of our people.” Crowd Listens Closely Barkley delivered his speech with great care, and both delegates and galleries listened with close atten tion. His hearers roared with laughter at his quip that some of those who had been saved from drowning were complaining because Roosevelt pull ed their hair when he took them from the water. They shouted ap proval when he denounced the Re publicans and praised the record of the Roosevelt administration. As he went along, he brought into play powerful arm gestures to em phasize his rolling sentences. The crowd was able to hear and under stand his great booming voice, and liked his speech. ■THURSDAY, JUNE. 25 1936, WEST JEFFERSON, N. C. Work for Jobless Is Certain for One More Year in U. S. President Signs Bill Monday Which Carries Sufficient Funds for WPA Continued federal jobs for 2,300,- 000 unemployed who are on relief or certified as “in need of relief” were assured Monday when President Roosevelt signed into law the defici ency-relief bill carry $1,425,000,000 to be spent chiefly'by the works progress administration. With organization of the new pro gram virtually completed by Harry L. Hopkins’ orders directing state WPA administrators to select relief workers locally and to assume a larger share of other responsibilities, the WPA was expected to draw on the new fund immediately. Except for $85,000,000 earmarked for the resettlement administration, the new relief fund will be spent by the WPA unddr the President’s di rection. In contrast to the eight months re quired last year to get the present $4,000,000,000 work program under way, few changes in the relief ad ministration were needed in the new program. In procedure borrowed from the old CWA, which Hopkins also di rected, however, state and local ad ministraotrs hereafter not only will select workers but will decide how many hours a month they must work and which of the $4,000,000,000 worth of projects already approved but not begun, will be carried out. The Washington office will assign each state’s quota in jobs and money out of the 2,300,000 job average to be provided by WPA during the 12 months beginning July 1. Legion to Sponsor Grave Marking Government to Furnish Stones; Relatives or Friends of Dead Must Lend Some Help L. P. Colvard, Commander of the local American Legion Post, states that the Post is planning to sponsor a grave marking proposition in the county for veterans of Civil War and World War who are buried in Ashe. Commander Colvard said Monday afternoon that complete information would soon be available as to what the local Post must do in order to get the stones that the government provides free for honoring its heroes. It is understood, however, that rela tives or friends of the dead will have to lend some aid in transporting the monuments and helping to erect them. Detailed information concern ing the service of the veterans whose graves will be marked will also have to be found and must be authenic. Commander Colvard asks those interested in helping with this move ment to keep posted by reading all future notices in the county paper. Gubernatorial Candidates Still Making State-Wide Campaigns Half-Way Mark Between First and Second Primary Was Reached Saturday The second Democratic primary campaign continued in the oratorical doldrums over the week-end, but camps of both gubernatorial candi dates said the first of the week that speech-making will get under way in earnest for the next two weeks. As the distance between the first and second primaries reached the half-way mark Saturday only one political speech had been made by a candidate for the State office. The lone talk was an address Thursday night by Dr. Ralph W. Mc- Donald, gubernatorial aspirant, who asserted Clyde R. Hoey, his oppon ent, was “the man who carried this campaign into the gutter.” But, while oratory was at a low ebb, statements continued to flow during the week from campaign headquarters of the candidates for Governor. One issued Saturday by Hubert E. Olive, State manager for Hoey, call- New Cruiser Vincennes Is Launched fl A if wSfl fIL ' i Ty fl a•• I a Mb Paß h i ■ I BMWWwißaimr'' ■ hW? ' 1 The actual launching of the new United States cruiser Vincennes, at the Fore River plant of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding corporation in Quincy, Mass., s pictured above. The 10,000-ton vessel was christened by Miss Harriet Vir ginia Kimmell, daughter of the mayor of Vincennes, Ind. Advocates of Farm Agent Reach Goal in Hiring Man for One Year CLIMBED BY STUDENTS BBKMBIMk * ' BHk Cathedral spires, forbidding needle like peaks which tower 2,115 feet above Yosemite valley, have been conquered again. Four University of California students, members of the rock-climb ing section of the Sierra club, made the ascent under conditions so peril ous that other members of the group were forced to give up the climb half way up the perpendicular cliffs. Shatley Springs, The Bromide and Arsenic Springs, the Black Bear Inn, and Buffalo Tavern are all open for the summer season and many tour ists and summer visitors are already patronizing them. The local hotels with an all-year tourist trade also report that many visitors have registered with them during the past month. ed Dr. McDonald’s speech a “dis gusting attack” on the Shelby man. McDonald issued a statement in which he asserted: “Max Gardner’s political machine, which is still run ning the state under Ehringhaus and which would be perpetuated under Clyde Hoey, has become so corrupt that it even denies the political fav ors which it bestows.” Hoey ann6unced he will make at least four speeches, at Thomasville Tuesday, Henderson Wednesday, Wilson Thursday and Greenville Friday night. 58 ASHE STUDENTS IN A. S. T. C. SUMMER SCHOOL Ashe county has 58 students en rolled in summer school for the first term at A. S. T. C., Boone. Alle ghany is listed as having 16 enroll ed; Wilkes has 40, and Watauga has 110. 1024 students from 83 counties in the state and from five states in the union complete the total enroll ment. 836 of the students enrolled are women. SI.OO a Year in Ashe County C. J. Rich, Former Assistant Agent in Buncombe County Has Accepted Work G. B. Price, R. W. Hardin, and W. L. Dent rs a farm committee in this county, have been eager for some time to get a county farm agent for Ashe and through their efforts and with the cooperation of many other farmers who donated to the salary of an agent, C. J. Rich, former as sistant county agent in Buncombe county was hired last week. Mr. Rich is expected to come to the county to begin on his duties this week. The committeemen who spon sored his coming, are pleased be cause they were able to get a man who is familiar with mountain farm ing and at the same time knows all the angles of the TVA workings. Mr. Rich has been associated with the TVA work since its beginning and assures the farmers that he will be able to start at once on getting the much-talked-of cheap fertilizer. Mr. Rich is a graduate of North Carolina State College. County Agent to Explain Benefits of Soil Conservation C. J. Rich, new county agent for Ashe, is visiting various parts of the county this week to inform the farmers of the government soil con servation benefits and to help all those who wish to fill out work sheets that will enable them to par ticipate in the benefits. With Mr. Rich are county agents Patton, of New Bern; Black, of Alleghany; and Collins, of Watauga. The program for the remainder of the week is as follows: Thursday, June 25: Helton at ten in the morning, and Lansing at two in the afternoon. Friday, Green Valley in the morn ing, and New Rover School in the afternoon. Saturday afternoon a meeting of the Ashe County Dairyman’s Asso ciation will be held at the home of W. L. Dent near Jefferson. Monday, June 29, the meetings will continue at Obids in the morn ing, and at Fleetwood in the after noon. Tuesday, June 30, a meeting will be held at Nathans Creek in the morning and at Jefferson in the aft ernoon. All interested farmers are urged to take advantage of these meetings and attend at least one of them. DR. AND MRS. VORIS TO VISIT JEFFERSON SUNDAY Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Voris, of New York City, will meet the county Save the Children Fund committee and other friends of the S. C. F., Sunday afternoon at 2 p. m., at the Community House in Jefferson. 1 -IL—B SUBSCRIBE 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 BOXING TO BE HERE ON FBI. NIGHT Garnet Clark, Bo Griggs and Peck Davis Will Take on Foreign Invaders The West Jefferson High School will sponsor a boxing event, includ ing. five big bouts, Friday night, June 26th, at the local gymnasium. Many of the old boxing favorites are on the card, and a few new ones have been added. Prof. John Donnelly, principal, cordially invites the public to be present and enjoy the evening. The card is as follows: Garnet Clark, 145 lbs., Lansing, vs. Nates Beggs, 150 lbs., Crossnore. Bo Griggs, 165 lbs., Jefferson, vs. Bob Church, 164 lbs., Banner Elk. Peck Davis, 145 lbs., Lansing, vs. J. D. Broswell, 145 lbs., Crossnore. Marion Oliver, 130 lbs., West Jeff erson, vs. Doyle Franklin, 134 lbs., Crossnore. Billie Clark, 115 lbs., Lansing, vs. Wayne Taylor, 110 lbs., West Jeff erson. Kraft-Phoenix Plant Installs New Boiler ■■ ■ - ■ Production Has Been on Steady Increase; Improvement to Be Big Aid The Kraft-Phoenix Cheese plant of this city is installing a new fifty horse power boiler this week. The installation is under the supervision of J. A. Weaver. The local cheese factory has grown steadily since it was started here until the old boiler was unable to take care of the increased produc tion. The old boiler, according t • Leverne Johnson, manager of the plant, will be sent to Hawkinsville, Ga., where it will be used in a new factory that is being opened. The new boiler will enable the factory here to handle twice the amount of milk that it recently handled with the old boiler. One in teresting feature of the boiler is the smokestack which is sixty feet long and will project out from the top of the factory forty-five feet. Mr. Johnson states that the pro duction at the plant for the first four months of this year was six percent over that of last year, and that the total production for last year show ed a forty percent increase over'the year before. He further stated that the drought this summer has caused a considerable falling off in the milk supply for the county. Among other new features at the factory in stalled recently are scales, a filterer, whey tank, and pastuerizer. BUS ROUTES BEING OUTLINED FOR THE ’36-’37 SCHOOL YEAR Curtis Crissman, of the State Board of Education in Raleigh, spent the first of the week in the county conferring with the County Superin tendent of Schools and high school principals about the routing of school buses for the coming school year. J. Ivan Miller, county superinten dent, announces that the routings decided on by Mr. Crissman will be permanent and there will be no re course from his decision. “WHERE’S GRANDMA?” A three-act comedy, “Where’s Grandma?”, will be given at Lansing High School Saturday night, June 27th, at 8 p. m., by members of the Epworth League and sponsored by the Missionary Society of the South ern Methodist Church. A small admission fee will be charged: fifteen and twenty-five cents. A cast of caracters include Mr. and Mrs. Ben Miller, Blanche Miller, Elain Greer, Maude Patton, Edna Gentry, Ellen Bumgarner, Thomas Graybeal, and Garnet Clark. The public is cordially invited to attend. Miss Dorothy M. Gates, of Hart ford, Conn., arrived in the Jeffersons the latter part of the week to spend the summer. Miss Gates, a represent ative of the Save the Children Fund of America, will make her head quarters at the Community House in Jefferson.