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EVERETT SEES DAY
f OF PROGRESS FOR
( NORTH CAROLINA
^ Secretary if State Declares We Shall
Continue Forwar 1 Pays Respects
f> to Vision and Courage of Coverp
^or. Declares People and State
Must Move ^nward Together to
Their Appointed Destiny....
Chapel Hill October 12.?Delvering
the founder's day address at the
j exercises in Memorial Hall this morn
~jg ing before the entire student body
v assembled to celebrate the 130th anl
iiiversary of the founding of the Un
ivcrsity of N^rth Carolina, the oldest
State University in this country. Secretary
of State W. N. Everett a
member of the university's board of
trustees, revived the progress of the
Old North State since "it stood like
a lion in chains shackled to its environment,"
until the present day.
He concisely explained matters regarding
the state's government and
A balance of $300,000 in the general
fund was estimated by Mr. Everett
for June 30. 1923, after paying
all expenses if one half of the
estimated revenue for 1923 be credited
to the first six months of this
"In the building of the nation?
during that time when the 13 free
and independent states were being
trained and welded into one ? the
leadership easily rested with Virginia''
said the speaker in beginning
1 his address. "And when we think
of that period our minds bring into
review the names of Washington,
Jelferscn, Patrick Henry and John
^ . 44When the question of slavery became
paramount in the minds of men
that leadership passed to South Carolina
' * ' >
"During that generation" continf
tied Mr. Everett, 44.N l/.'d r?*rciiaa
stood like a lion in chains shackled
to her environment, holding fast to
her tradition, standing close to the
landmarks sot bv her fathers, bavin?- I
no chance to turn her thoughts to
I the :iew civilization emerging out of
W' the old. and rising around her amid
new conditions. But with the passage
of the suffrage amendment, like a
lion in its migh*, she shook herself
free and turned hc?" *?*.?- U> iiir uawu
ing of another day?and that leadership
passed to North Carolina.
"Charles B. Ay cock, inspired of
God, and saturated with a t /rider
loye for all mankind, came out of
the wilderness crying for the development
of the minds of the children j
of men, hut so poorly had we fared
by the fortunes of war that for many
years the only answer was a cry.
The message he burned into the niind
of men was that the v/ay to develop
the resources of a state was to develop
the minds of the children.
"Then came Glenn and Kitchin
and Craig and Biekett, each splendid
in his leadership, each leaving
his impress on his day. And then
came Morrison. When the legislature
met in 1921, in the darkest period
in the memory of any member, during
that deflati9n time when no man
Aiictt v\ uav nit inuiiun ?uuiu viiiig,
I with prophetic wisdom he declared
w that the state was no t bankrupt,
that the way to develop a state was
'M to develop all its resources and do
y it now.
That legislature, catching his courage,
increased its appropriations for
the maintenance of all its institutions
and with a $7,000,000 bond issue
provided for the enlargement of its
hospitals and its colleges and author
ized S50,000,000 for the construction
of a state system of roads. The voting
of this money restored confidence
to our business men and its expenditure
carried many of its banks and
business institutions away from the
wall and avoided the problem of enforced
"The leadership which passed to
her with Aycock still abides with her
in ever increasing measure. The
splendid system of roads connecting
county seat with county seat, section
with section; the consolidated school
with its equal opportunity, the
state's busy factories and fertile
fields are but circumstances which
mark the way over which it has come
in less than a generation and are but
a promise of what is yet to be.
"With 6,000 factories using an invested
capital of a billion dollars,
she manufactures more cotton than
she grows, and she grows more per
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Newspaper Published in ai
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM
THE TRAINING SCHOOL
Rev. G. ' Brinkman and several '
from the town and county are in '
Wilistcc-Salem this week attending:
the Western North Carolina Confer-]
ence of the Methodist Church.
There were two killing frosts ir.
this section during: the past week. I
thonjrh crops were too far advanced j
to he injured. The weather has been i
remarkably tine for some days but
he difference between the tempera- j
ture of the 1 tv and night has beer. :
unusual, the ditTerence beinp about j
Rev. \V. R. Braushaw of Hickory
who is conducting a revival meeting
at the Baptist Church, came each
day to the Appalachian School and
conducted devotional service and mad
helpful and inspiring talks. He has
been doing some splendid preaching
during the past week, and considerable
interest is being shown in the
meeting. On Sunday morning he delivered
a very strong sermon on the
great subject, "Jesus" which is, as
the v?iter remarked to a friend, the
greatest subject. Mr. Bradshaw handled
the subject in a most excellent
manner and made a great impression
upon his large audience. At uight
he preached strongly on the "Unpardonable
Sin." Many have shown
a uecp interest in Christian work and
several have jou.ed the church.
Dr. Ellis, Secretary of the Board
of Church Extension of the Mctho
dist Church. Louisville, Ky. stopped
in Boone on his way to the Annual
Conference at VVinston-Salein.
J. M. DOWNUM.
A "HARDING" OAK AT EVERY
The state forester is urging every '
school in the state to observe Ar- 1
bor Day. November 2, by planting '
a m? mnrial for the late President 1
In his last public utterance Mr.
Harding strongly endorsed the ??servation
policy of the Government 1
saying that the development of the J
timber and other natural resources '
must have in view the permanent 1
well being of the country rather than 1
of the investors who are seeking the 1
wealth to enrich homes elsewhere.
Speaking of Alaskan conditioti3
which he had just returned from in- (
vestigating, he said. '*It is better to )
destroy the defiant investor than ii
demolish a national resource which 1
needs only guarding against greed
to remain a permanent asset of in- 1
This will remain a cardinal prin- 1
ciple in our public conservation po- l
licv for all time to come. '
The state law provides that "Fri- <
day following the first day of November
of each year shall be known as
Arbor Day, to be appropriately ob- <
served by the public schools." What
more appropriate action could any
school take than planting a tree to
the memory of our late lamented
President who lost his life in establishing
rational conservation in our
An oak tr*?e is suggested because
it typifies strength and true worth
It is long lived, and through some
species are of slow growth they are
beautiful and altogethei the most satisfactory
trees for such purposes.
White oak should be planted when
possible but swamp chestnut oak
(in the east), willow oak and red
oak will all make excellent trees.
MRS. KIMBER JOHNSON DIES
AT HER TENNESSFE HOME
\f?-o V imKui- .tr.Kncftn fr.rrrfriv of
Watauga but for the last few years
a resident of Elizabethton. Tennes.?ce
died at her home last. Saturday as a
result of an accident which befell her
on Sunday before.
She and her husband were on their
way to church in a buggy. The horse
became frightened and gave the vehicle
a severe lurch, throwing the unfortunate
lady out. Her head struck
a stone and upon examination it was
found that her skull was badly fractured.
She never regained consciousness.
Deceased was before her marriage
a Miss Brown, sister of the late John
Brown, and an aunt of Mrs. R E.
Bingham of Boone. She was always
known as one of Watauga's spier did
Christian ladies. Her son, Mr. Weymon
Johnson of Route 1, when he
heard of the accident went to her at
once, and remained until death camc.
The Democrat in behalf of all friends
and relatives in Watauga extends
sympathy to the bereaved family.
id tor Boone and Wataus
WATAUGA COUNTY, NOR1H C
POST OFF!CE AT BANNER ELK
ROBBED TUESDAY NIGHT
The news reached the Democrat
at S o'clock last evening that the
post office a? Banner E!k was robbed
Wednesday night. So far as we could
iearn there is no clue as to who the
robbers were. Blocd hounds were wired
for and came up on the train yesterday
morning, and every effort is
being put forth to catch the guilty
parties. There is no advice as to the
amount of booty carried away.. .
STATE STOCK. STREAMS
U/ITO *tt? f '0?IP y-ir~ r??ct?
" ? r? .-nu^iuno V-?r run
Stocking Carolina streams at the
rate of six million fish a year will be
t^e job of four fish hatcheries to be
placed in operation within the next
12 months says the Lexington Dispatch.
Chairman J. K. Dixon of the fisheries
commission went last week to
Marion to complete arrangements for
the erection of a hatchery there. Two
others will go up in the western part
of the state and a fourth in the east;
and from these the state expects to
put enough game fish into the ponds
and streams to give the fisherman a
From all reports, many of them
personal and authentic, fisherman's!
luck was not altogether to the good
during the Summer just passing.
Many a fisherman spent the hot Jays
whipping the water without luck.
Chairman Dixon has it pr ?tty v *11
figured out that there should be within
five years an increase of six million
in the population of bait-eating
jar gnawing fish. The hatcheries
will be up and in operation probably
within the next twelve months A yea'later,
the hatcheries ought to put into
the water their fir^t hatch of six j
million short fellows. Give these;
Jire years in which to grow and ae-l
re)op and they ought to reach the
hait-onting age in good condition.
n luiHitun iui? uircau) IJCCII selected
for a hatchery in McDowell
County. "Probably on this trip west
Mr. Dixon who is accompanied by an
expert from the Federal Bureau of
fisheries, will decide between Alleghany
and Watauga counties and between
Jackson and Madison in the
election of more sites. The
Eastern hatchery will be placed in
Cumberland County, near FayetteriUe.
Cumberland and McDowell have
given the commission large tracts of
land, and the other counties bidding
for hatcheries have made of feds of
The four hatcheries will cost about
one handled thousand dollars and
they turn out six million fish a year,
the annual profit will be, we'll any
enthusiastic fisherman can estimate
that. Some fisherman consider the
value of one fish at five or ten
Trout will be bred largely in the
Western hatcheries while in the east
bass will be the principal breed.
Moreover an trie various oreeas mac
the fisherman likes to hang will be
represented in the new fish population
and the perch and the jack, the
jack of the pond and not of the game
This work of the fisheries commission,
which will stock North Carolina
streams with a plentiful supply
of fish, is one of the most important.
undertakings of the State. As
a result of the program inaugurated
by the commission with the half-million
dollar appropriation made by the
legislature, the state is developing its
commercial fish industry as well as
game fifch possibilities, as few states
in the union have done.
Commercial fishing in the Eastern
waters already has grown into an
industry creating ten million dollars
a year in weaith. and it shows great
promise of increasing phenomenally.
The commission last summer planted
700,000 bushels of oysters in the
sounds. The State has high rank
now in the supply of oysters.
IN MEMORY OF D. F. BROWN
One who had a sincere trust in
A mind that was wont to look on
the bright side of life.
A truer friend could never be
No task was too great to try his
Faithful to the last and loved by
all who knew him.
B. C. JOHNSON.
Tuesday morning, Watauga bad the
first real frost this fall. It was like a
light skiff of snow, but coming sc
late in the season there was nothing
left for it to damage.
ja County, the Leader of I
AROLINA. THURSDAY OCTOBER
BOONE METHODISTS ARE
OFF TO CONFERENCE
Rev. G. i Brinkman. who has labored
unceasingly in the Bp"and
Biowing Rock charges for the past
:three year, left for the Annual Cor- j
ference at Winston-Salem Tuesday.
; accompanied by Mrs. Brinkman and
elegate> L?r. McG. Anders, J. S.
Stanbury. and possibly others.
Mr. Brr.kmati while on this charge
has c<yr>. fully up to the expecta-1
i ons of the people as a man, as a |
j consecraiea .and able minister and.
j the load carried by him curing this i
| period it seems has been almost tooj
j heavy to be borne by mortal man.
j The new Methodist church, the fin|
est in the northwestern counties, is
standing as an everlasting: memorial
to his untiring efforts, back by a loy,
al. and in the main, co-operative mem
bership. Of course the structure is
not yet entirely finished, and to The
Democrat it seems that Mr. Brinkman
is the proper man to carry it
through to completion. He is entitled
to one more year here, and if he will
accept the appointment, it is hoped
that the great deliberative body w ill
send him back to the charge that he
and his good wife like so well.
Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman have drawn
heavily upon their slender salais to
keep the work moving and it should
be left entirely to their decision as :
to whether or nol they return.
FORMER ASHE COUNTY MAN
DIES IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Mr. William F. Hopkins, of Hop-'
kins, As County, and well known
in Watauga in years gon eby, died
at his home in St. Louis, last Friday
from acute diabetis. His body was)
sent to the old home for burial, reach
ing Boone on the 5:30 train Saturday
afternoon. It remained at the
home of hi.- sister Mrs. J. W. Hodges
in Boone until Sunday when it was
taken on. On account of the late
arrival of some of the relatives interment
was not made until Monday.
He was buried with full Maaftaif bn
nors, three lodges taking part in the
last sad rites.
Thirty-nine years ago young Hopkins
left his boyhood home and turnen
his face westward to seek his fortune,
and through all the years his
visits back home have been few and
far between. He was at the home of
his brother air. i. w. nopKins at
Xewland, for a few hours early in
September of this year.
He was a contractor by trade and
i very busy man. He had the distinction
of being the first member of
T.Ik Lodge A. F. & A. M. to take the
degrees in masonry, it working then
u m?r^ than forty years ago. He
married in the west, hi swife preceeding
him to the grave several years.
His three children were with him
when his remains were lowered to
The following members of the
family were present with their families
at the funeral: Mr. ?T. B. Hopkins,
of Washington, D. C.; Mr. Millard
i Hopkins, of Elizabethton, Tenn; Mr.
Thomas Hopkins of Newland, and
.Mr. George Hopkins of West Jefferson.
The sisters present were: Mrs.
John W. Hodges, Boone; Mrs. J. W.
Thomas of Valle Crocis; and Mr. i
Virgil Moretz of Hopkins.
bAinBOO COX SUPPER SUCCESS1
Bamboo School had a box supper i
Saturday night. There was a large-!
I crowd here. They manifested great J
Prof. I. G. Greer made a good talk i
on the duties of the peopie to their
community and school.
Mr. D. J. CottreH sold the boxes
He made many valuable remarks to
the people while here. We realized a
'lice sum from the boxes, pies, cakes
J and pickles. This amount was $111.70
which will he used for the benefit
of the school. We are hoping to get
I i new library* soon.
' Three boys blacked ha\f a contest
eating pumpkin pie. The prize was
given by Mr. Reese. The prize was
i twenty-five cents.?Reported.
1 j LUTHERANS TO HOLD WEEK'S
SPECIAL SERVICES AT BOONE
I Beginning on Monday evening Ocj
tober 22 at 7:30 a series of services
jwill be begun by Rev. H. W. Jeffi
coat in the Episcopal Chapel. Rev.
W. G. Cobb of Salisbury is expected
to be here to assist Pastor Jeff coat.
Rev. Cobb is a preacher of strong
pulpit ability and he is a good sin
ger. The hours of service on the
t following days will be announced at
the Monday evening service.
! A hearty welcome to attend these
services is extended to all
Slorthweslern North Caro
FORMER V* ATAUGAN IS
K:_i_F.D IN WASHINGTON
Cur fi r.d Mr. J. L. Hayes of
-Uuitvew . H. h writes us in regard
to the of a former countyman
as folio .
Mr. Etiiior I write to say that.
Mr. Tno-. A. Hagaman formerly of
Brushy Fork, Watauga County was
instantly ;:led on Tuesday October
He was working vriih a threshing
crew, hauling bundles of wheat to
the machine. He had a high load,
having only one more shock of wheat
to put on. tteactang for his 1 ines he
spoke to the horses and they started
stopped suddenly, and he pitched off
the wagon a distance of twelve feet,
striking on his head. His neck was
broken and death was instantaneous.
Mr. Hagaman was well known in
Washington as in North Carolina. He
was a member of the Baptist Church,
faithful, true to his church and to
the Heavenly Father. He was a man
of strong convictions, always standing
for that which he believed to be
Mr. Hagaman was seventy four
years old. He leaves a wife, one son
Harry, twv. brothers. J. P. of Wash-I
ington J. it. of Idaho, and one sister j
Mrs. Epsy Moretz of Boone, N*. C.
LEO FRANK VINDICATED
OF SENSATIONAL CRIME
Le<> Frank, the .Jewish young man
who was accused of the murder of
Mary Pagan, in Atlanta. Georgia,
and who was lynched by a mob that
stormed the jail after Governor .Ino
M. Slat.on had commuted his sentence
was at last vindicated. On last Tuesday
a sworn statement by a negro
named Freeman was made public in
which he made a full confession declaring
that he and his friend Jim
Conley, another negro, had killed the
girl. The confession was originally
made in I'd 13, when freeman believed
that he was dying. It is said that
Governor SI at on who declared at the
time he commuted Frank's sentence
that he had committed political suicide
by the act, and It. A. Davidson,
chairman of the prison committee, of
Atlanta, knew of this confession at
the time it was first made, but for
political reasons, did not make it;
All who were familiar with the;
evidence in the Frank case and the:
political motives involved in it were;
convinced thai Leo Frank was abso-|
lutely innocent, hut some of the poli-1
ticians of Georgia fanned the flames!
of anti-Semitism to serve their own J
selfish, murderous ambitions and dema
idea Frank as their victim. Now
comes the complete vindication of
Leo Frank. 3 years after his death.
Mrs. R. Frank, his mother, on
hearing of the confession, said:
"I knew there would be a time
when Leo would be vindicated and
the real truth come to light.
Through out the trial, I knew, as
thousands of others did that he was
absolutely innocent of the crime." He
simply was a victim of a horrible
combination of circumstances. A
day never goes by that I do not think
of and pray for him and I am thankful
that even at this late date that
his innocence has been established.'
to be held in Boone Saturday October
27, 11*23, 10 a. m.
1. What is true education??\V.
A. Tugman, Dean Swift.
2. How shall we hold those over
fourteen years of age?J. T. Hampton,
3. My biggest problem last year
and how I solved it.?W. J. Rowe,
M. H. Norris.
4. Is reading being emphasized
I as it should be in the rural school?
| ?Blanche Stokes, D. D. Dougherty.
5. Does our present public school
(curriculum suitably prepare our boys
j and girls for the problems of our
communities and homes??J. D. Ran
6. Organization of local branch
State Teachers' Association.
WALTER E. WILSON
We are requested to announce i
box supper at Elk School House nex
Saturday evening the 20th, proceed
to go to the public school building
The public is cordially invited to at
1' tend and make the evening one o
pleasure and profit.
lina.?Established in I 888
ie:? square miles
of milk produced
during last year
The following interesting article
| on milk and dairying in general is
J taker from the Gastonia Gazette of
j the 12th:
Ten square miles of milk, deep
I enough at every spot to cover the
| head of the average male citizen was
| produced on the dairy farms of the
1 United States in 1922. This ftood
of milk weighed 102.562,121,000
pounds and would load a freight train
long enough to twice encircle the
1 earth. Its farm value is $2,000,000,1
Few people in the cities whose
! only knowledge of milk is derived
j from finding it nicely done up ina
, cold, sanitary package, waiting meeki
ly at their doorstep 365 days in the
f year have any conception of the part
which milk plays in the economic life
of the Nation. The last census lakers
found that 71 per cent, of the
j farm:- of this country maintained
j dairy cattle. These farms numbered
about four and a half million and contained
about seven hundred miilion
i acres. Their value, apart lrcm their
attic, was $18,000,000,000. On these
farms lived nearly a quarter of the
people in the United States. They
found the number of dairy cattle to
be about 00,000,000 with a value of
more than $2,000,000,000. Nobody
I has ever estimated how many people
j are interested as employes in the
tremendous task of manufacturing,
handling and distributing milk and
milk products on the way from the
farms to the consumers. It is estimated
that the cost of milk and milk,
products to the consumers is just
about double the farm value of the
milk and that one dollar out of everv
five spent by Americans for food
is paid for the product sof the dairy.
Americans not only require plenty
| of milk, but they have plenty. Id
| addition, they have the hest inspectI
ed milk supply in the world. Last
year the United States department of
agriculture reports the amount of
whoie milk used in the homes of this
country was enough to give every individual
fifty gallons. Besides the
i amount ot* milk manufactured wtn
butter, cheese, concentrated milk
. (condensed evaporated powdered and
' sterilized) and ice cream consumed
[ in the United States was enough to
i give every individual fifty two gallons
more. Health authorities insist
| that every growing child should have
I at least a pint of milk a day, bot+
r.r o ?oi. i
?v? \|UUW, LJUUtt^n n UUIV II111(V UI1U
dairy products were consumer to
give every child a quart a day; but
government investigations in more
than half of tluj states of the Union
show that in the sections studied,
from 15 to 25 per cent of the children
were not receiving milk regularly.
The most flagrant cases of
neglect were found in the country.
However Americans are constantly
| increasing their use of milk, and ev!
ery year more and more children
who formerly did not get sufficient
; milk are becoming regular milk usI
ers. The National Dairy Councill,
J which carries on milk campaigns thru
| out the country constantly, has prej
pared the following table which is
to show the growth of the use of
whole milk in the homes:
No. of gal.
1917 .. 42.4
This table shows a growth in the
appreciation of milk of nearly 150
per cent in a third of a century, or
within the Il.ctime of most of the
men and women now rearing chil1
The milk used for manufactured
1 dairy products has always been a.
little more from year to year than
1 the whole milk consumed in the
I homes. Manufactured dairy products
must not always be considered exactly
the equivalent of the milk used
| in their manufacture. While there
; is no loss in the cases of concenfratj
ed milks and ice cream every hundred
pounds of buttermilk, skimmed
milk or cheese they contain a pound
1 of the very best kind of albumen.
^ Some of these by-products are used
s in the home; more are fed to chickens
and livestock and find their way ultimately
to the dining room table by
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