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THURSDAY, MAY 17. 1923
A WORTHY PROGRAM
With tru of the new city!
officials, coir.cs a decided sentiment
for more rigid en:" ? >-?orient <>f municipal
lav. Mayor Edw. X Habn has
issued very specific instructions to'
Chief W. A- Cart a and to Mr. Shirk
ley. the night officer. It is very!
gratifying: to k^ow that the new propram
calls tor very strict adherence
to the provisions of the state automobile
law. which has been so systematically
violated in the past.
r. Ilahn, as 'volI as those associated
with him in the management;
of public affairs, wants a relentless
war waged also on the fellows who
make public nuisances of themselves 1
by coming to tow to "pitch a .
drunk'*. For these our mayor has
instituted three degrees. The Tine,
imposed at the initiation under ordinary
circumstances is riot ve~y;
large and lair \v truing - given the
candidate. But. if he persist.- in his,
lawless habit, he v ill be brought into
court agui . where he gets the
second, and il - real, for nev< r yet
has there been desire for the third
step. If anyoiu wants to fill up on
moon-shino and make a public scene,
he should stay away from Boone, or
suffer severe consequences.
There has been many complaints
as t ? tin adi>nn?l'iie law, particularly
as applies t . speeding, non-eum-.
pliano as l" the purchase of state
license, and i- to children driving
cars, and alt these conditions are now
about to be rectibadi The last namcd
violation caused the most talklocally.
and barring the practice of,
driving recklessly and while mloxi- j
cated, is no doubt the greatest
menace to public safety we nave to
contend with in this connection. For
general information we think it well
to quote a part of sec. -<514 Chapter
55, Consolidated Statutes: ''No person
shall operate a motor vehicle
upon the public highways of the
state of North Carolina who is under
the age of sixteen years, and
who is not competent physically and
The fine for violating any provision
of this law may be $50 or 50 days
imprisonment, as the court decrees.
Our children should r.vl bu ue
prived of the least of their innocent
pleasure, but the new administration
think.- ,t high powered car n the
hands of a ten or twelve year old
boy or giri is a dangerous plaything.
It may be further noted that no provision
i> made for a grown up being:
beside the boy, for the law presumes
that in many cases the man would be
unable to prevent a fatal crash. We
must admit that many of the small
boys apparently are adapts at the
wheel, and that many men are without
judgment or skill, but nevertheless
the man has the legal right.
Speeding will not be tolerated,
cars must have license tags displayed
as provided for, grown ups will do
the driving, in fact all sections of
the state law will be observed in
This is written for what it may do
in helping the new administration in
its safety program. The men elected
are level-headed, have- the public
good at heart and should be the
purpose o fthe citizens to lend them
loyal support. Everyone can't be
pleased, and if we have grievances
let's think all we want to, but not
knock so much. Things will go lots
NEAR EAST RELIEF
We want to thank those who contributed
and helped to collect clothing
last month for the needy ones in
the Near East next winter. The response
from our county has been
mos tgenerous; a large amount of
warm clothing has been contributed,
including several packages of very
We appreciate your generous cooperation.
J. M. DOWNUM,
MRS. SMITH HAGAMAN
A STATE TRUNK LINE I
It is a wise and laudable purpose, J
that of leaders in the business and;
civic life of Charlotte what is often '
referred to as the "Lost Provinces,"^
! to st o to it if possible that a firstclass
trunk line railroad and not a
second or third class typical mountain
"short line" or branch road is
constructed with the proceeds of the
10-miliion-dollar bond issue author1
ised by the last General Assembly
: for building a railroad into or
through the far northwestern coun'
ties of the StatC^
It is Lontemplated by those who
have given much thought and study
to the project that a Class A railroad
that is, a road with a maximum grade
of one Der cent and a maximum cur
vature of six per cent, .an be constructed
at a cost not weeding the
10 million dollars provided by the
Legislature. It is cot* led that uj
typical "short line" roa i would not
serve the purpose contemplated by
the Legislature, x-n the entire
State, from east to west. While such
a >econd or third cla.- toad would
serve the sc-calied "Lest Provinces''
in a measure, and give them great
advantages which they have never
had. a road o fsuch typt would serve
the entire State, and that only a first
class trunk line road could do that.
I- -id r that first-C a- road may
may i - built, It is netv.-.-ary that a
cati? *i be found that v. ; nermit of
such a construction. It s not everygap
through the "Itidge" through
through which such a railroad can be i
constructed, it is said. What is want-, a
ed is a road that can accommodate r
long, heavy trains with great loads
>f coal or other freight, running into n
North Carolina from the coal fields v
and the great marts of trade in the n
Middle West, to serve the entire ^
State, even down to the seacoast. f
Such trains cannot be operated over
mountain roads that have sleep jgrades
or sharp curves. They can v
be op? rated successfiill> md profi- .>
tabl> over Class A roads, such as
the C. C & <).. which crosses the o
mountains in North < irolina, and f
rh?' Virginian, which crosses the f
mountains in Virginia. h
W h i i the ni on , ?. t* ; i nii.?h..i ..f
siorthwcs'cri! towns and counties art* >
bidding and working for the location ;
jof the "Lost Provinces" railroad, desiring,
of course, that the road be
constructed through their own re- t
spectivo localities, it ;s explained that
should a real trunk line read be r
.const! cted, provision has been made s
; y \vhi? h thost countu- an dtowns ?
- ' ' t: . an In. collected
up with it. This provision is
contained in the legislative aufrhorisa-l
tion for the construction of several!
additional roads by the State and!
counties jointly, the State furnishing j
49 per cent of the money and the
counties or other local organizations
raising 51 per cent of the finances.
| ?Charlotte Observer.
FLOWERS FOR THF. COUNTY
We are making an effort to beautify
the County Home to some extent
by the use of grass, flowers,
skrubery and vines. We are need-j
ling more shrum-ry and flowers and
would be grateful if anyone inter
! ""ted :r. the project would contribute j
violets, scarlet sage, dahlias, clinging
ivey, wistaria, lilac, magnolia and al-l
most anything else. Those having
any of these things that they can j
donate will please deliver same to
S. C. F.ggers' ft . d store Monday
aft ernoon. May 21, and they will Ik i
properly looked after.
JOHN P.. STEELE,
BLOWING ROCK ITEMS
Our town eiect:-.n on the 8th, pas-j
sed off quietly. There was only one
. ticket for commissioners, Everett j
f Pitts, D. P. Coffey and A. M. Critcher
who received ail the votes cast. For'
mayor. Edgar Bobbins received teni,
I more votes ahan T. H. Coffey and '
i was therefore elected for the next
! two years. i
1 Summer visitors are now coming
! to our lovely little city and we are j
expecting an overflow this summer.
Beautiful new residences are
springig up almost over night on
many of the high view points around.
The exq iisitt May view Manor Hotel.
with its tw.> hundred odd rooms
is nearly completed and will he
magnificently furnished and ready
for the Coming season.
JIILL KLttlv ING CLOTHING
FOR THE NEEDY
Those who have not yet sent in
! clothing for the Armenians may still
have the privilage of helping these
| needy people. I trust that no one
who reads this will fail to send some
articles of clothing at the earliest
convenience. For these who are so
greatly in need, I appeal to each one
of the good ladies of the county, the
merchants, and others. Please do j
not fail to help, if ever so little, with j
best wishes, I am.
J. M. DOWNUM, Coun-I
ty chairman near east relief.
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Mr. J. B .Johnson continues a very
ick man. His recovery seems a!
Prof. W. M. Thomas left last Wed
lesday for Johns Hopkins Hospital
rith his mother, Mrs. J L. Thomas,
i'he pood lady has been in declining:
icalth for some time, and her many
riends wish for her speedy relief.
Miss Ollie Eggors and Master Ral
ih Greene have just returned from
isiting relatives and friends at
fountain City and Shounds. Tenn.
With -I H Isaac, as Business Mana;er
this community is having a nic<
eiiee erected around the cemetery.
Vrhaps we can boast of one of the
? st kept cemeteries in the county.
i. K. Combs. who has been in the
National Saniterium for some months
s at home for a short visit.
darling, ray love for you is greatr
than the world! Larger than creition!
Wider than the ocean! Let
ne pour it into your ear."?Univerity
of Michigan Gargoyle.
FLY TIME IS H
OF THESE COLD ]
WE HAV EALL W
WIRE. BLACK iSCREEN
GARDEN AND F
I DON'T BE AFR^
FOR ANYTHING \
IF WE HAVEN'1
GET IT IF POSS1BL
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By \V. R. Butler.
What did you find when you
Returned to the place that give you
Birth? Did you find joy.
And gladness, all around?
Or did sadness mar your mirth.
Did you find the old home.
Where childhood w hi led its days,
Did you hear the katydid,
\nd the bark of old dog Tray.
Did you hear mother's voice,
Ringing her fairest song.
That you've heard so often.
Before you wandered away,
How long did you pause at the
Old swaying gate, that had so.
Often swung you round, and round,
Till the hinges often break,
Winn mother waon th?* ground.
He ' liters into that saintly house.
Only pictures on the wall.
Of those left behind
i n :?ty seats his eves behold.
Baptized with mother's tears,
her wandering child.
t, IN KEEPING OUR
E IN SEASON.
DAYS AND NIGHTS.
TirvT'l /-> y-vr-> /-. w .
\LL SIZES TOO.
:IELD TOOLS, HOES,
KS AN DETC.
NAILS, WIRE, CE*S,
WD TO CALL ON US
'OU MAY NEED.
r GOT IT WE WILL
MAY 17. 192*
AUCTION SALE I
On Monday May 21, 1923 at my store house in Boone, N. C,
Beginning at 9:30 o'clock.
I will offer for sale at public auction the remainder of the
Ellis Stock of good. The remainder of the Prof. Roy Brown
house-hold and kitchen furniture and I will also offer for sale
quite a lot of other goods consisting of Dry Goods, Shoes, Notions
Window Curtain Goods, and various other things too tediou to
This promises to be the greatest sale ever pulled ofT in Boone.
Be turf to come. If you have not got the money your credit
To the person buying the most goods on that day 1 will give
5 yards of the best 50 cent Gingham in the store.
DAILY SALE ON ALUMINUM WARE
D. J. COTTRELL
> / *\ "Every plec*of
(I J property h?s Its X
I / battl* to flrfht with \
jJPW \ I I / ? Nntntre %
HHt /?$ n | iS|gjL hM no favorites in th? \
^ \ jsmE&U^ I*""'11?' *^'<i changing 1
|8ias^SS| Wiadom Dictates:?
'f^^^'.Trr jjgirrt Ymjt Propertu
K^T^ina iJ Right now "Saving the SurttSgmaQ
SteMrij face" means more to you than
IrjTrji| ever. Property values are high,
jyr^^UBUUIJJWp I repairs and replacements costly.
Keep your property well preserved
by painting it with
HANNA'S GREEN SEAL
Tb#? "M.J* t. WW Pmdi
It resists the destructive forces of extreme
weather, both hot and cold. This makes its use more
an investment than an expense. It looks best; it j
lasts longest. Formula on every package.
BOONE HARDWARE COMPANY
i Opportunity 1
| is here!
Jj TO BUILD YOU A MODERN HOME K
M AT LOW COST. H
M OUR IMMENSE STOCK OF BUILD- f?
ii 1NG MATERIAL, IS AT YOUR DISPO- jj& 1
SAL, AND WE CAN FURNISH THE &
S MATERIAL TO COMPLETE YOUR ?}
jg HOME. gj
OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS IN LINE, 1
m ALL WE ASK YOU IS AN INVESTIGA- ?5
p TiON. . I
| COME SEE US. jS .
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST BUSI- gj
fl NESS. g
I Watauga Fur. & Lumber Co. I