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American Tourists Are '
Rich Harvest in Egypt
Associated press dispatch from Valley
of the kings, Luxor Egypt.
Within the last month three big
ocean liners from the United States
have touched at Egypt and swarms
of Americans have docked down to
the scene of King Tut's terrestial resurrection
in the valley of the kings
American travelers who heitofoit
have spent their winters i nthe Holy
Lands Algeria or other semi-tropical j
resorts have this winter chosen the
Nile because of its nearness to the J
tomb of the ancient Pharoah. The j
great presidential shrines at Mount j
Vernon and Springfield, 111. have not attracted
a greater number of Am-1
erican pilgrims this winter than the;
strange subterranean sepulchre of'
"Have you seen the new tomb?"
is the first question put to every American
upon setting foot in Egypt. .
For in the ppular view not to have
visited the now popular mummy eham
ber is not to have been in Egypt, j
American visitors instead ot stopping
off at Cairo as was previously their j
custom now come directly down to
Luxor making the 450 mile journey]
from the capitol in twelve hours, or
more leisurely in one of the river excursion
boats. The finding of the
tomb has given this little Nile municipality
a nimportance it has not
enjoyed in 3,000 years.
Luxor is snugly situated on the east
bank of the Nile opposite ancient
Thebes and has a populat ion of 1500O
Its chief attraction apart from the
new royal tomb is the temple of Luxor,
built by the sovereigns of a for- j
gotten age, and until 1890 buried
in the accumulated mud and rubbish
of cpnturics A Mnhnmnn?*l?n mrtenno
built in the heart of the ruins of the
Temple strikes an incongruous note.
The principal industry f Luxor besides
turist hotels is souvenir making
The busy and igenius Arabs of the
town bring quantities of elephant
rhinoceros hide aid ?rtHy f*om .
the Sudan and convert thera deftly
into a thousand and one novelties and
to attract the tourist. The latest pro- i
duct of their ingenuity is an ivory i
figure of Tutankhamen which is sold
for a dollar. j
The men of Luxor go about in ;
r long cotton cloaks and white Turban (
while the women wear sombre, dress- i
es and shawls of deep black that cov- j
er even their fafes. The children of t
both sexes ramble about the streets ,
naked a custom dictated both by cc- ,
onomy and the excessive heat. The
only school in the town is an Ameri- ]
can missionary school for girls. Like
the modern Greeks the Egyptians of ]
today take little interest in the his- 1
tory and achievements of their an- ;
cient forebears and seem quite indifferent
to the temple and tomb o-xca- j
vating being carried on by the Am- ;
erican Brit ..1} and French archeoiogiots.
They are ?e terc-.-'te*4 only in t;.e i
amount of gold the new tombs may
produce and htey indulge in the sus-j
picior. that a large quantity of this ,
is taken secretly out of Egypt by lor- |
eigne rs. j \
A pleasant 15 minute sail across j
the Nile in catboats rowed by Arabs h
hrinps t.h?? visitor h? tho- <>f nn_l
cient Thebes in its day the largest i
and most sumptuous capital in the ;
world. The metropolis of antiquity c
is now a vast expanse of sand, mar- ,
shes, sugar fields and straggling farm ;
The city of New York might be pla- ]
ced on the present plain of Thebes i
but a part of it would overflow on j
When the west bank of the Nile i
is reached the visitor usually mounts j
a donkey or camel for a two hours ,
ride to the valley of the kings. He j
passes on the way the great Colossi 1
of Memmon one of which according :
to tradition emits sound when the i
sun's rays fall upon it. The Emperor .
t Hadrian came here when the dawn of ;
Roman history and scratched his in- i
itials upon the pediment of the vocal
Hemnon just as tourists do today.
The Royal Necropolis which entombs
the dead of forty centuries lies ,
six miles from the river bank. The ;
narrow footpath that led to the in i
the days when Tutankhamen's sane- ,
tuary was uninvaded by prowling archeologists
has become expanded into
the width of a good American Toad.
It winds through poverty stricken villages
of the native farmers past the
temple of Ramases the third and beyond
the mountain shrine of Queen
Hatshesput, the Cleopatra of the Dy- nasty,
and thence past the deathlike
Valley of the Queens.
After getting a glimpse of the en- ;
N trance ot Tutankhamen's rqck hewn
portal?for no one is permitted to
go into the tomb itself?visitors usually
seek the cool shades of one of
the many tombs that are quarried in
the side of the mountain. Here they
.discuss the merits of the sepulchre
and eat their luncheon, while the mu
milled body of a sovereign of bygone
centuries rests in all its ancient majesty
in a ghostly inner chamber.
Do yon take Tour County Paper!
Non-Partisan Family Newspaper. Dc
New River Light Plant
Destroyed by Fire
Last Friday morning the power i
plant supplying: Boone and the Training
school with lights, located east
of Boone on the New River was
completely destroyed by fire.
The fire started presumably from
a short circuit somewhere in the
building. The dam which was constructed
of wood was not damaged
but insofar as the machinery is n
total loss and as funds were appropriated
by the past legislature for
tho nurnosp of hllilflinc* n turn- nlnnt
on middle Fork of New River this
summer to supply both the Appalachian
school and the town with elec- I
trie current,, it is not thought the
plant will he rebuilt at the old site.
The trustees of the School have
not made public their intentions but
it is to be supposed that work will
start on the new power development
at the earliest possible date, as not
only the town but the school as web
are in temporary darkness.
BASKET BALL SEASON ENDS AT
The basket hall season is now over
at the Training School after a very
successful year. Although the boys
lost five games and won five yet in
the games played the local lads scored
310 points while their opponents
scored only 260 points.
Williams and Ilenson were the
mainstays at forwards, while John
Howell also did some good work at
several games. Farthing at center
probably developed more during the
season than any other player . At
guards Miller and Hortn did the brunt
of the work, while Moretz helped and
showed signs of developing into a |
star guard for another year. Without
question Miller was the best guard
seen on the iocal floor this season.
U<i nloroirB monona/1 ?? ?"?VI.. -
close and at the same time score more
points than his forward.
All the boys worked hard and never
was the outlook brighter fc* -jth,
letics than for next year, when several
of the players return and have
i $30,000 modern gymnasium to work
in. The team will lose three of its
members by graduation. Miller, right
pruard for three years, Williams, right
forward for two years and Farthing
center for this year, but Coach Wilson
has an array of promising material
left and with the ne wgymnasium
he Training School outlook for a successful
basket ball team next year is
The individual records are as follows
Williams R. F. (Captain) . . . .121 pts
Hinsuri?L. F 91 "
Farthing ?C 32**
(lorton?L. G 10"!
Howell?Sub. F 8"
Moretz?Sub G 0 "
MOVIE WILL 3E RELEASED
FROM LENOIR COLLEGE
\\ hat is said to be the first south-'
i?rn College film ever produced is a-!
bout to he released from Lenoir Coiege
Hickory, N. C.
The film is a three reel film. It por
Lrays the resources and vigorous pro- j
fress of North Carolina, rapidly ma-'
king the old North State the Empire
State of the'south. Then it draws the j
conclusion that the future of the state '
rests on the proper training of the 1
North Carolina boys and girls. The
remainder of the film shws Lenoir
College in action fulfilling this obli-!
arntion. In the first part is the picto- ]
rial presentation of the educational
work. The next part shows the many
student activities that add to the'
effectiveness of college life and work
in knowledge initiative and character
The next part shows the oportunities
for self help enabling many students
to help defray their expenses at the
college. The final part brings out the
hristian background and activities of
A number of northern colleges have
produced films in order to acquaint
people in general with the work of
an educational institution. This is to
t- - L, 15 L " --
l?c at* Jirst soumern college mm and
it is believed thta many other colleg-!
es will follow Lenoir's example.
Dr. Peei-y President of Lenoir Col-!
lege in speaking of the film says: "To [
few people realize what a college real
ly aims to do and what a college1
means for the average boy or girl.
Many people ither believe college
hoys are either sissies or boisterers,
while .as a matter of fact we have
the finest,, cleanest, most whole hearted
boys of the state in our college.
Because it was impossible to bring the
large constituency of the colllege to J
the institution and let them person-!
ally see Lenoir college a twork, we
felt it to be sound judgment to put
Lenoir on the screen and take her out
to our people. I am proud of the Lenoir
film both for its inherent beauty
and value also for the fact that it
will be an example to many other in-'
stitutions to use this modern invention
for the advancement of Christian
Do ran take Tour County Paper?
voted to the Beit Interests of B<
WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTH CA
Wednesday April 4l
Clean-up Day for Bo
And if our good pec
trash and rubbish in
and place in barrels
ready Wednesday m<
will "haul it away frt
clean and pretty tow
i 1 sincerely hope that
ate and have their pi
the trash, placed whc
it away Wednesday
Let's all pull togeth
beautiful town in wh
As a Booster Sees
Boone and Wataugf
Ten Years Henc<
Not being in any special hurry t
complete our journey and having
some of the sunny south before th
breaking up of winter we took a rati
er circuitous route via Georgia an
Florida up through central North Cai
olina and arrived in Boone North Cai
olina on the evening of March 17th
ID38. At W. S. a city of 100,000 w
changed cars and took the Appals
chian Special a through train fron
the coast to points in the west bet
ter known as No. 14 in honor of th
immortal fourteen who went after i1
This road traverses a section the see
nery and beauty of which uro un
surpassed this side of the Rocky Mo
Boone the county site of Watau
ga is a hustling: city of 112000 peopl
n??J oii" thing ih'.it ''.-.tracts th'.'
ger at first gi*. ao- i - he cleniiness a?i<
beaut> of the i??v / . k > shade an.
ornamental ire -.- porks i:;mp groiin.
and well kept . 1 grout.d> arc a:
indicative of ihe -.?i?it of its hji.der
and keepers f w ;in*h then i-. no c
cjual, all ti? < i i. .kv ic oat of tii
most prosperous ; nd progress^ . ci.
ies in the slat C ncrete. hard surj
face and top sc.. roads' lead in ai
directions from town which makes I
easily accessible to the iargei towr
of the state. We made inquiry as r
the chief industries of Watauga < o*
ty and found them to be fanning u;.
rying and cheese making. Two indatries
that have assumed larye rrop<
tions are the raising of seed potato
and the manufacture of kraut. Tfc
largest factory in the south is at il
place. This ha? grc lly the
raising of cabbage, t" which Ik
section is ?o well adapted. We fi:
the Method::'. 1:'. pise ope
and Presbyterians all ha.. nice chu
ches in town. The graded school bui.
dii.g situated near the Daniel Boor
Monument .. a f.nc modern tw s.
structure wh t the children aw i?
dor the managiment. of the A. i. c
making it a . do! ho ' f u ten.b
The A. T. S .a state a - notion i
the trainie . of ch .
leading coll ;:e ; ? the st te W wcr
wonderful.\ ?:;:i;svd ta t?.p
duous strkb ,!n , ?wn and aiur.t.
uefc, umui: -?i :11c ia>. v_:i yjar.. a. took
occasion to ask why and how a
this came about. We were told it v.
through the indomitable courage, ar
ceaseless and untiring efforts of t.?
people who wrought unstii.ungjy f
its development. But who are thepeople?
we asked. "Oh" replied"ou
informant, "1 could not came ther
all, but such men as Dr. Anders, Di
Jones, Dr. Moose, Dr. Bingham, J
L. Quails, John W. Hodges, I). J. Cot
trell, Frank Moore, E. N. Hahn, Mur
ry Critchci, 3! 1. Coff.y. "..'d
the Dougherty boys, Smith
Ike Greer and many others z?r
the ones v ,r;iv . t
those who br ' t* v r."rt of tn
storm." "But" said 1, "r..?t havin:
had the picture of meet* :g man
of these 3 ' " " -r*r orr
val in town w >ul. vc"? 1 lellin;
me what ha -on o M l..cu " "Nc
"Dr. Moose he got up real early on
morning and left for Raleigh,, Soro
time later Dr. Anders Smith Haguroa
Dr. Bingham, Frank Moore and aom
others left on dark rainy nights f
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oonc, and Watauga County, "the Lea
ROLINA, THURSDAY MARCH 29,
:h has been appointed
>ple will gather up all
front and back yards
and boxes and have it
>rning the town wagon
^?] -ii i
.c, auu wc win nave a
ii and streets.
everybody will cooperem;
ses cleaned up and
re the wagon can take
morning April 4th.
er and make Boone a
iich to live.
EDWIN N. HAHN,
1 Durham, John Ilod^es is located in
Caiy seeing that strangers take the
1 ngiit road, Blan Dougherty is teach^'
ing half the day and looking aiiu
" i the children the other half.
i A spirit such as this" said he.
0 t 4Cwiil build more cities even if mouna;tJ?iT9
have to be removed to do so."
e The time for our departure had
l" come hut while strolling along the
^ corridor of the Municipal Building
*" where the Chamber of Commerce is
holding its weekly meetings and which
'? done more than any otner agency toe
wards the building f the town we find
e j > ! - - ?
mi:ci) xraiiiuu anu uiiuit u gius nunj(n
:ng on the wall the following: "Work
for your own town, beautify it, imL>
prove it, make it attractive. The war,
the Treaty of Peace, the Protective
tariff and all such things are im~
purtant subjects, but whats theuse
of chewing up the world uless you
sweep your own door steps?
The best advertisement of your
k" business is the town you live in.
i vnTia gCv rC'putatiuii.-) aS w'uil u> incu
* Make j?ur town talk all over the state
'j ?t will thus draw people and where
; the people conn i! n- *s prosperity
1 Hid your town of or.o eye sore after
another, clea p the vacant, lots and
put them in gurder.-". Make a clutter* '
ed yard a disgrace. Make public opiniOn
too hot for t.r-o who will not
ANOTHER iKf AT WEAPONS
To buy a pistol in North Carolina it
is necessary to first get a permit from
the Clerk of the Superior Court and
the clerk, before issuing the permit,
s sup ' isfy himself that the
applicant desires the weapon for a
' legitimate purpo-c?to keep in his
home as a prof cciioii. Dealers, and
o-.lu rs, for "what matter cannot le
gan,y sou a weapon umess tne purchaser
exhibits a permit from the
clerk. Thi -.id to the concealed weapon
law of lo:?g ^i-.mding was enacted
sc.inc year. ago. But it has been
largely nuilifu-d by the purchase of
.i.stols in otiu r sta'?ks the purchaser
receiving the weapon by mail or ex
' pre .-. Mail di r houses do a large
business in weapons and they advere
extensivny to catch the trade.
;he last h.. tu attempted to
stop this pra ' ' by making it unlawful
"to i\ . . .? a pistol, pumpgun
,! Bowie kn:f<* dagger or metalt
i lie knucks from a postmaster, postal
k clerk, oinp-e i parcel post department.
rural mail carrier, express
agent or cmpijye" unless the reci|
I pient first exhibits a permit from the
' cierk of the court authorizing the pur
"r I ci?ase of the weapon.
ihis may help some but it will be
\ I quite difficult of enforcement. Ol
I*! course the state cannot, nor does it
attempt,, the prohibit of carrying of
I weapons in the mails or the delivery
i of them by postal employes. It simpj*'
ply undertakes to make the person
' making the delivery a witness against
' viu individual who may receive the
] weapon without the required permit.
e i But of course ail weapons are receiv|
cu under cover and if the parcels
' ! are not without identifying marks,
_ I i ow they will be after the news ol
*! the North Carol in a statute iscircutated
among the dca.ors. A parcel re0
ceived under cover, possibly sealec
e and without identifying marks, leaves
n the postal people in complete ignor
e ance of the contents. And they can'1
ar look in simply to tell about it.
a. ,1 , ,, V x '
der of Northweitern Carolina.*'
! Chamber of Commerce
Holds Unusually Interesting
Th* I'-oone Chamber of Commerce
held ws weekly meeting on Saturday
night, with a good number of the
most progressive citizens present
A c? mmittee appointed for that
purpose was authorized to make the
proper investigations relative to the ,
purchasing of a suitable site for a
tourists camp ground, cost, amount
of piping necessary to put water 1
on the same, together with such oth- '
er information as would be useful, \
and make definite plans for forwarding
th:- movement which may be taken
! ? fore the next meeting of the
Chamber for approval. ,
A program was prearranged for
the meeting and speeches had been ]
prepared for the occasion by thoMi
t 1,U -- --- - ?
mvoi.ii, 'jui uii motion oj. l'rolessoi i
liillm.: the program was continued
until Saturday o? this week, to give ,
way to the more pressing subjecti
that ??i providing the towr with tr-nr
porux.. leetric lighting facilit.-, until
thi new plant has been i' all u
on Middle Fork
I It was decided to make investigation
hrough some reliable engineer
to ascertain if it would be practical to j
install a dynamo in the plant of the
Watauga Furniture and Lumber Co.
to b? run by steam power and pos|
sihly to be kept for future use in
} case of emergencies.
Th<- owners of the Lumber Co. j
Messrs Ilahn and Gragg say that .
1 an arrangement ofthis sort could be
made with them, and if the investigations
are not disappointing, owing (
to th- kindness of these gentlemeil
it is to be expected that we will have
electric current again before long. .
It is hoped that all the Chamber
members will all attend these meetings,
and others, as for that matter ,
as it is destined to be the greatest
agency in the building of a bigger ,
and better Boone.
Six More Rum Ships
Riding the High Seas
For Am erican Coast
New York, March 24.?Reprts that
six more rum laden vessels had left I
I' the Bahamas for American waters
and that three schoners believed to :
Ko ?U.. ...I J '
mnniaf uaru OI II Spring
rum fleet from St.Pierre, jVliquelon, 1
had dropped anchor off the Rhode Island
coast today added to the worries
of prohibition enforcement au
R. Q. Merrick, newly appointed
zone enforcement chief, met the news
with the siatemenc ; .at there was
nothing he could do about it. The
federal |>iuimui:on enforcement of- |
fice has no I'.eet to send out to cope
with tlu* luation, he said, and was
cumpil ii t?? rely on the coast euard
arid eu cms service to break it up.
( apt.v: lteed. coast guard conirnancie.
v the New York division. '
said there were three coast guard
, vessels in his distinct?which has a
i coast bin of about 200 miles?doing
' "ocoa work against the rum '
I runner.-. He pointed out that the
coast guard had other duties to perform
Customs authorities said they had
the cutter Lexington on the trail of
the rum runners but declared she
was far from able to cope with the
Touching on the wireless message
flashed lust night from the rum running
yacht Ister to a man in a Times
oqujin iiolci ana purporting to advise
him that a small boat of liquor
was drifting off the Highlands, Captain
Rc-ed declared he was proceeding
op rhe theory that it was a code
message as received by cus"M?
tor boat adrift. Headed for
New inlet. Yours for the salvage,
The man to whom the message was
I address d sent two messages to the
Ister, ti.e first, reading: "The agent
will he out thu afternoon, and the
second, am sending three boats to
The kter, it was :;aid, is loaded
with Scotch whiskey taken on at
Glasgow, from which pert the Britisn
fleet was expected to operate.
The six vessei? which customs authorities
were ^notified had cleared
from the Bahamas With liquor and
which have been put cificialy on the
: susp:>'ious list,' although they are
' ostensibly bound for other ports, are
British schooner Lucille M. Smith,
3.600 cases; British schoncr Sadie A.
Nickles, 1,800 cases; American motor
boat T.-uant, 400 cases; British auxil[
rary sehoner Inia, 700 cases; American
schooner Liberty, 500 cases, and
American auxiliary schooner Esther,
. 600 cases.
Edward Barns, assistant solicitor
I for the customs service, has beun
in investigation f the registry of
the three vessels classed as Amerij
can. If they are found to be American
registered it was said, they will
be seized under Attorney General
Dougherty's ruling that the Ameri1
can ships must travel "dry" throughout
Watauga Court Convenes
Judge Ray Presiding
The* spring term of Watauga Superior
court is in session this week
with Judge J. Bis Ray presiding.
Notwithstanding the fact the- docket
is light the crowds have been heavy,
dut in a measure perhaps to the
clemency of the weather.
Judge Ray made possibly one of
the strongest and best charges to
the grand jury ever heard in Boone.
The first rmrt of hiv iticfonwo
taken up with statistics showing the
importance f North Carolina as a
manufacturing state, beguiling at the
coast with the fishing industry he
enumerated s? me of the most important
establishment, and "although it
has been aid" continued Judge Ray,
"that Ge was tired when h<> made
this mountain country, and faded to
finish the job, opportunity stands on
' very craig throwing h< light of
progress into every \ illev He reft
rred to this section as a playground
for the tourist, a Switzerland ? f America,
and foretold a bright future
Trie jurist then gave the grand
furors v< ry minute iitstrucUuna as to
heir duties, calling attention to the
fact that ih purpose of the law is
not to destroy but tu protect, told of
how a man was shielded by it before
birth, through life, and in death and
for centuries untold thereafter, be
eran with the capital crime.- ,;r>d gave
sinie time to all law in the criminal
line, down to thut which protects the
birds of the held from the shotguns
of the boys. He probably placed more
stress on the laws regulating marriage
contracts, automobile regulations
and the "dry" laws.
Judge Ray is known fur and wide
for hi8 rule without fear or favor and
it is to be expected this term of Watauga
court will do much for the
suppression of crime in this section.
Today, Thursday the criminal gTist
continues to pour through the mill
of justice at the court house but it
!r thnnffhl I-"* ; 1' 1?
...vwf,... HI-. niavc uul. IVt'k will DC
finished today. The majority of those
tried and convicted are in jail awaiting
sentence, hence our inability to
publish the proceedings until next
News Items From
The Training School
The Literary Scieties of the Appalachian
Training Schoi were given
it few social hours on Monday evening,
the A. L. S. inviting the Euterpban
and the Calliopean inviting the
IV. L. S
Court in Boone this week brings
cjuite a number f visiting lawyers and
other interested. Judge Bay is presiding.
There arc very few cases ar.d
court is not apt to last but a few
At the Chamber of Commerce on
Saturday night the matter of lights
was discussed most anxiously, especially
that lights might be secured
temporarily until the Training School
could erect its plant. A Committee
until was appointed to look into the
matter, and the general opinion was
that they must have lights at the
earliest possible day.
The power plant of the Appalachian
Training School burned at
half past five o'clock on the morning
ox tne za. it is not known what was
the cause of the fire, but it is supposed
that it was a short circuit.
The plant is a complete loss. School
authorities say that lights will be provided
at the earliest possible time.
J. M. Downum
COVE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Despite the rain and mud the
minstrel, given at the school on last
Saturday night, was quite a success.
However the inclement weather kept
so many people away, that we have
been asked to repeat it. This we
have decided to do on Saturday night,
March 24. There will be some
changes and additions to the ministrel,
and also a good string band to
furnish plenty of music. The proceeds
of course, go for buying necea
CHUJT otuuui tqujpnujfll.
Misses Ruth Rhodes and Minnie *
Thornburg, members of our faculty,
spent the week-end, supposedly, with
home-folks in Lincolnton and Dallas,
Rev. A. J. Gren preached two very
thoughtful and imspiring sermons at
the Baptist church last Saturday and
The attendance of the schol is
holding up well and we are of the
opinion that it will continue to do so,
because parents are realizing mora
and more jnst how much the last few
weeks of school means to their children.
! A. G. G.