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SIXTH YEAR, NUMBER 27
McDonald-Hoey Campaign Is on
Last Lap of Hard-Fought Battle
Hoey’s Speech to Farmers Said
to Have Helped Cause; Over
400,000 Expected to Vote
PLATFORMS NOT CHANGED
North Carolina’s heated Democrat
ic gubernatorial contest moved into
its last week Monday as the candi
dates prepared to shift their vote
seeking speeches from eastern into
The political oratory, frequently
interspersed with personal attack,
was confined to the coastal plain
counties last week, in territory
where Sandy Graham, eliminated in
the first primary, June 6, got most of
his votes. ’ • ,
y Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, who led
.the first balloting, spoke at Thomas
.wlle, Henderson, Wilson and Green-
Wille, and Dr. Ralph W. McDonald of
Winston-Salem, opposing him,sought
votes at Greenville, Scotland Neck,
Elizabeth City, New Bern, Beaufort
The Week’s Schedule
This week, however, Hoey spoke at
Wadesboro Monday, Roxboro Tues
day, Charlotte Wednesday and will
speak at Greensboro Friday. McDon
ald was at Dunn Monday, Durham
Tuesday, Greensboro Wednesday
and will be at Salisbury Thursday
and Morganton Friday, which in
cludes a change in the Greensboro
date from Thursday.
No new issues were injected into
the campaign last week.
C Predictions of the probable vote
Saturday, the first time the State’s
second primary has ever fallen on
the Fourth of July, vary from 400,-
000 to 435,000 compared with a rec
ord of 517,000 on June 6.
In the other two State-wide races,
W. P. Horton of Pittsboro, and Paul
D. Grady of Kenly campaigned ac
tively for the nomination, and Thad
Eure of Winton fought for the desig
t nation fsr secretary of State.
During the week, both guberna
wtorial candidates continued to fight a
” “war of statements” from their
headquarters here as they stumped
This week Hubert E. Olive, Hoey’s
State manager, attacked “Dr. Mc-
Donald’s studied efforts to raise a
foul smoke screen of passion and
prejudice in order to conceal the
utter weakness of his cause and to
becloud the issues.”
Hoey’s speech “regarding aid to
the farmers of the State,” made yes
terday at Greenville, won him the
support of “thousands interested in
the agricultural progress of the
State,” Olive said.
Another statement issued from
Hoey’s headquarters came from
Ralph R. Hoey, of Shelby, nephew
of the gubernatorial candidate who
asserted: “Our friends are determin
ed Uncle Clyde’s section shall an
swer McDonald’s campaign of char
McDonald’s camp announced Gar
land E. Bobbitt of Raleigh who sup
ported Sandy Graham, had joined
the forces of the Winston-Salem
map, and that Young Democrats
f6r McDonald had set up
wßomplete precinct organizations in J 2
W. L. Lumpkin, McDonald’s State
campaign manager, spoke at Bur
lington this week and charged “favo
ritism shown power companies (in
North Carolina) is seriously ham
pering the natiopal administration’s
rural electrification program.”
Ashe Young Women
Visit Western States
Miss Bonnie Dickson, of Silas
Creek, and Miss Zora Shoaf, of War
rensville, left during the past week
for*kummer trips through' the west
ern part of the United States.
Miss Dickson, who is traveling
with the University Tours from
Oklahoma City, to be away
two months. Her itiijery will take
her to the Texas Centennial, through
Washington, and into
Miss Shoaf will also visit various
points in the West; namely, the state
of Washington,' Montana, and Cali
W Mita# Post
$1.25 a Year Out of County
WPA to Employ
More Than Three
Million for Year
Twelve-Month Relief Program
Gets Under Way Over
Country July 1 ,
With controversy in the relief high
command composed, the administra
tion sets forth on its third huge re
lief and public works program this
Plans for separate programs em
ploying more than 3,000,000 persons
during the 12 months beginning July
1 were completed with announce
ment by Administrator Harry L.
Hopkins Monday that WPA wages
would ayerag $52 a month. This rate
was the same as that for March and
ebout $2 more than at the start of
the WPA program last fall.
Some reductions in working hours
will result from formal institution
of the prevailing hourly wage—to be
determined by local administrators —
this intended to prevent a worker
from earning more than the maxi
mum allowed under the “security”
Senate Aids PWA
The President asked Congress this
year for $1,500,000,000 specifically to
continue WPA —with nothing for
PWA. Amended to provide $1,425,-
000,000 allotted at the President’s
discretion, the new appropriation
still would have left PWA out in the
cold. Senate friends of PYA, how
ever, inserted an amendment au
in grants to communities from pro
thrizing Ickes to make $300,000,000
ceeds of earlier loans.
Rev. W.T: Whttington
to Begin Revival at
Jefferson Sun. Night
Popular Cook-Harless Quartet to
Sing; Dan Graham Will
On Sunday night at 8:00 p. m. the
Dan meeting will begin in
the courthciise in Jefferson with a
sermon by Rev. W. T. Whittington,
local Baptist pastor and evangelist.
Mr. Whittington has held a great
many successful meetings and is
popular wherever he has lived. The
Chautauqua is gratified that he could
accept the invitation. The regular
service in his church will be called
off and a great union meeting is be
The Cook-Harless quartet will
support the minister in the singing
of the Gospel. They are heard gladly
and it is hoped that they will sing
at intervals throughout the revival.
Bible School to Begin
Monday morning at nine o’clock
the Daily Vacation Bible School will
begin. Miss Katherine O’Neall will
direct the school and will be assisted
by Misses Celia Krider, Kathryn
Hunt, Evelyn Brown, Elizabeth Huff
stetler, Majdrie Fain, Mrs. R. H.
Stone, Mr. Hubert Morris. The tent
and buildings will be used. Every
year the Christian Chautauqua is
quite an event in Jefferson. This
year an excellent group of specialists
in this field compose the Bible school
faculty. Plans are under way to
transport the young people from
Smethport, Phoenix Creek section
and those living east of Jefferson.
iDan Graham, famous evangelist,
now holding a great revival in John
son City, Tenn., will arrive Monday
and begin preaching that night. Each
morning at ten o’clock his sermons
are being broadcast’ from the Bristol
broadcasting station. s
MILLER’S FIVE AND TEN
OPENED AT BOONE SAT.
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C. E. Miller, owner of hte Miller’s
Five and Ten Cent Store of this city,
opened a similar store in Boone Sat
urday. Mr. Miller has been very
successful with the store in West
Jefferson and he expects equal suc
cess with the Boone venture.
Two great bridges are planned to
join Sweden and the Danish Islands
in train. . .
THURSDAY, 1936, WEST JEFFERSON, N. C.
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT JOHN NANCE GARNER
Roosevelt and Garner
Nominated in Wildly
Roosevelt Accepts Nomination in
Declaration of War Against
HARMpNY IS OUTSTANDING
Franklin Delano Roosevelt and
John Nance Garner were renominat
ed by a shouting Democratic Nation
al Convention Saturday, June 27, for
another four years in the White
By acclamation—foregoing the
formality of a record vote for the
first time since Wilson was so nam
ed in 1916—the convention welded
in the heat of a final post-midnight
demonstration the first half of the
Roosevelt-Garner ticket of 1936.
War Against Tyranny
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
accepted renomination Saturday
night with a declaration of war
against “economic tyranny.”
Addressing a giant outdoor mass
meeting from a dais raised above the
grass of the big Philadelphia amphi
theatre, the chief executive touched
upon the constitution and hit at
“monopoly” and “the ecnomic roy
alists” who “complain that we'seek
to overthrow the institutions of
His words, perhaps sounding a
keynote in his 1936 campaign, cli
maxed a 24-hour period unprece
dented in American political history.
John Nance Gamer, speaking be
fore him, “gladly” accepted his own
renomination as vice president. Only
Saturday afternoon was Gamer re
named by acclamation at the closing
session \of the Democratic national
convention, as had been Roosevelt in
the early morning hours. Never be
fore has a major party named and
notified in so short a time.
“Fighting for Democracy’
The President, declaring America
was fighting “for the survival of de
mocracy” and for economic freedom
as well, concluded with these words:
“I accept the commission you have
tendered me. I join with you. I am
enlisted for the duration of the war.”
Mr. Roosevelt’s acceptance speech
was carried not only to those thou
sands immediately before him, but
also to more than 5,000 rallies staged
by the party from coast to coast,
charging all entrants sl.
The party’s new platform was
phrased for the most part in general
terms, seldom going beyond a wide
statement of objectives. It was
adopted on a voice vote. It called for
“sound currency,” government cen
tralized relief, continued soil conser
vation and agricultural production
“of all the market will absorb.”
-It declared government has three
inescapable obligations: 1. Protection
of the family and the home. 2. Estab
lishment of a democracy of oppor
tunity for all the people. 3. Aid to
those overtaken by disaster.
“Transactions and activities that
inevitable overflow state boundaries
call for both State and Federal treat
ment,” the platform declared.
With deflation stopped, the next
step is to reduce expenses of govern
ment, “being aided therein by the re-
cession in unemployment,” said the
plaftorm, which promised retrench
ment, with tax and recovery pro
gram directed toward “a balanced
budget and the reduction of the na
tional debt at the earlies possible
The platform declared that work
ing conditions in industry, monopo
listic and unfair business practices,
minimum wages, maximum hours,
child labor, drought and flood con
ditions, could not be handled ade
quately by 48 states and that “if
these problems cannot be solved by
legislation within the Constitution,”
then a “clarifying amendment”
would be sought.
There was no mention of either
gold or silver in the monetary plank,,
but it declared the Nation has today
the “soundest currency in the
It praised Democratic leadership
for having put the Nation “back on
the road to restored health and pros
perity” after 12 years qf Republican
leadership that “left our Nation sore
ly stricken in body, mind and spirit.”
“We have kept our pledge,” the
“We have taken the farmer off
the road to ruin and put him on the
road to freedom and prosperity and
we will keep him on thkt road,” the
platform declared. It made the same
declaration as to business, labor, and
to the youth of the land.
It declared for collective bargain
ing and promised no i interference
with labor from its employers in its
efforts to organize. ,
The National convenion was a
tame affair compared w th some pre
vious conventions, both Democratic
and Republican. Not a ight occurred
on the floor—except a nst fight that
probably grew out of k private ar
gument between two delegates. The
convention itself was. harmonious
and noisily militant.
Alfred E. Smith wa noticeably
absent. An alternate filed his seat.
The high spots of t e five days’
convention were the addresses of
National Chairman |im Farley,
Temporary Chairman! Alden W.
Barkley, Permanent Chairman Joe
Robinson and, finally, Nominee for
President Franklin D. Joosevelt; al
so the reading and ad< ption of the
platform and abrogation of the two
Hoey Speaks 1 )ver
Clyde R. Hoey, candi ate for Gov
ernor of North Carolin , will speak
over a state-wide broa cast tonight,
Thursday, July 2, from 7:00 to 7:45.
Hubert E. Olive, Mr T. W. Bic
kett, and R. N. Simrr will speak
Friday night, July 3, fi m 10:00 ; un
All those who are aterested in
the Saturday primary ire urged to
listen in on these bro: leasts. . /
Men spend almost vo-thirds as
much as women on be: ity aids.
SI.OO a Year in Ashe County
Farmers in County Show Interest
in Meetings on Soil Conservation
Lansing Man Kills
Mexican Bandit in
Lee Stansberry Held Up But
Kills Assailant; Rewarded
With 75 Dollars
The Skyland Post is in receipt of
the following letter from John Nunn,
Dear Sirs:—Perhaps the folks in
Ashe county would like to hear of
an accident which happened to an
Ashe county man on. May 17, in
Lee Stansberry was on his way to
Oregon from North Carolina when a
Mexican held, him up with a gun.
Stansberry was close enough to the
Mexican to break his arm by a well
known wrestling trick, but the Mex
ican held to his gun. In the scuffle,
however, he dropped it and it went
off, the bullet hitting Stansberry in
the left thigh. The Mexican then
pulled a knife with his left hand and
was taking aim to throw it when
Stansberry thwarted him by seizing
the gun and killing him.
Stansberry was found two hours
later by the sheriff who was hunt
ing this same Mexican who had shot
and killed his son.
Stansberry was cleared of all
guilt and will receive a reward of
seventy-five dollars from the Mon
tana authorities, that being the state
the Mexican had committed murder.
Stansberry will also be offered a job
on the LC ranch. The most of his
seventy-five dollars, however, will
go toward paying doctor bills.
We found the Skyland address
among his possessions and you may
publish this if you wish to. For
further information, you may write
ON JULY 4th
Clark-Patton Fight Called Off;
Feature Bout to Be Between
Davis and Patton
Plans for a capacity crowd to see
six good fights in Lansing Saturday
night are being completed and
Joseph Martin, principal of the Lan
sing High School and one of the
chief promoters of the program, is
well pleased with the prospects at
Fight fans will be disappointed to
learn that Garnet Clark, due to an
injured hand, will not be able to
fight in the much advertised bout
with Wilcat Patton. The feature bout
will take place between Peck Davis
and Sid Patton.
Six good fights are promised and
the public is cordially invited. The
cards is as follows:
Ray Blevins, 115 lbs., Lansing, vs.
Wayne Taylor, 118 lbs., W. Jefferson.
Bill Clark, 115 lbs., Lansing, vs.
John Mac Pennington, 115 lbs., W.
Raymon Moore, 145 lbs., Lansing
and Conover, vs. Ray Greene, 140
John Rackley, 165 lbs., Lansing,
vs. “Bo” Griggs, 165 lbs., Jefferson.
“Peck” Davis, 150 lbs., Lansing, vs.
Sid Patton, 150 lbs., Pilot Moutaih.
To the Public
By an order of the Board of
Aidermen of the town’of West
Jefferson all parties who use
water and are due to pay a wa
ter tax shall do so each month
and failure to pay said tax shall
cause the water to be cut off and
when said water is once cut off
an extra fee will be charged to
re-instate such delinquent tax
/ The town cannot maintain its
credit or pay its debts without
collecting its taxes. Everybody
take notice. We mean what we
JAMES ALLEN, Mayor.
JESSE A. REEVES, Clerk.
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PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
Black and Collins in County to
Assist New County Agent;
Patton Here Week
NEW ASHE AGENT AT WORK
C. J. Rich, newly appointed farm
agent for the county, announces that
he is very muSh pleased with the
work here during the past week and
that he finds that farmers are inter
ested in learning about and cooper
ating with the federal soil conserva
During the past week, ten meet
ings have been held in the county
with a total attendance of 190 farm
ers. 92 of this number filled out work
sheets for participation in the soil
conservation plan. Others designated
their intention of doing so as soon
as they gathered the required infor
H. A. Patton, of New Bern, now
working out of Raleigh, spent the
past week in the county with Mr.
Rich and assisted with the meetings.
County Agent Bryan Collins, of
Boone, and County Agent R. E.
of Sparta, have also been as
sisting Mr. Rich. Mr. Collins ex
plained the workings of the soil con
servation plan at the Jefferson
meeting in the courthouse Tuesday.
About two-thirds of the attendance
on that day filled out work sheets.
Mr. Rich stated that, “This is a
program that nearly every farmer
in Ashe county should participate
in. It offers good payments to farm
ers who engage in soil building and
the first step is to filPout a work
The schedule for further meetings
which will be held in parts of the
county not yet reached follows:
Grassy Creek school, Tuesday July
7, 9:30 a. m.
Crumpler school, Tuesday, July 7,
2:00 p. m.
Helton school, Wednesday, July 8,
9:30 a. m.
Lansing school, Tuesday July 9,
2:00 p. m.
Green Valley school, Thursday,
July 9, 9:30 a. m.
New River school, Thursday, July
9, 2ioo p. m.
Obids school, Friday, July 10,
9:30 a. m.
Idlewild, D. A. Faw’s.store, Friday,
July 10, 2:00 p. m.
Burnt Hill School, Monday, July
13, 9:30 a. m.
Nathans Creek school, Monday,
July 13, 2:00 p. m.
Elkland school, Tuesday, July 14,
9:30 a. m. /
Fleetwood school, Tuesday, July
14, 2:00 p. m.
Flatwoods school, Wednesday,
July 15, 9:30 a. m.
White Oak school, Wednesday,
July 15, 2:00 p. m.
Ashland school, Thursday, July 16,
9:30 a. m.
Roaring- Fork school, Thursday,
July 16, 2:00 p. m.
Jefferson school, Friday, July 17,
2:00 p. m. , ,
West Jefferson gymnasium, Friday,
July 17, 8:00 p. m.
0. T. GOODMAN KILLED
IN FALL FROM CHERRY TREE
C. T. Goodman, of the Mill Creek
section of the county, was killed
Tuesday afternoon when he fell
from a cherry tree near his home.
His neck was broken, according to
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday afternoon at Bethany with
Rev. G. R. Stafford and Rev. T. J.
Mr. Goodman was about fifty-six
years old. He is survived by his wife
and three children, two sons and one
REV. MR. HOUCK AT LOCAL
METHODIST CHURCH SUN.
Rev. T. J. Houck, of Baldwin, will
preach at the West Jefferson Metho
dist Church next Sunday morning.
There will be no evening service
GRANITE FALLS TO PLAY
HERE ON JULY FOURTH
The public is to the base
ball game to be played in West Jeff
erson Saturday afternoon. West Jeff
erson will play Granite Falls.
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