From the editorial page of the Watauga Democrat, Boone, N.C., October 22, 1914, R.C. Rivers, Proprietor. The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917.
The manufacturers and merchants of the United States have received orders for over $100 million worth of goods from England and France within the past 10 days, and of course the orders will continue to come in at a tremendous rate. This great amount must be paid in gold before these goods leave our shore, therefore it is easy for any one to see that we have to keep in office a President who is keeping us at peace with all the world so that we can benefit from conditions. Our financial condition is stronger than ever before, and the fact cannot be denied by any fair-minded citizen. Let every patriotic man, whether he be a Democrat or Republican, vote for a Congressman who will uphold the hands of the greatest President that has ever presided over the destinies of our beloved country since the days of Washington and Jefferson. To your tents, oh, Israel! Now see to thine own house.