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Hg? VOLUME XXXIV
B WATAUGA POTATO
If MAKE INITIAL S
Hp South Carolina Produce
2700 Bushels a
| Last Friday Mr. John VV. Gariety 1
j tsa? in Boone and bought 2700 bush-'
| els of potatoes from the Potato Grow j
en? Association. Mr. Gariety is rep-j
ijKg/ resenting the South Carolina Produce
Growers Association, and was returning
from a trip through Maine, New 1
York, New Jersey and other states. 1
Hi * where he had bought thirty thousand
bags of seed potatoes to be planted *
&y nis Association. -When in Boone [1
IK be was still in need cf 10,000 bags '
yj* and would have been glad to have
bought that amount from our growers
if we had had them to sell, as '
be stated that the potatoes inspected
here were better than any he had <
found in any of the northern states, j;
Tbe potato growers association sold ! (
him 1000 bags, 500 to be shipped 1
?v- from Watauga and 500 from Avery. '
Mr. Gaeitv said that hi sAssocia- '
tion in South Carolina planted every
year abou tfortv thousand bags more '
than 100,000 bushels, and that they
*\ would much prefer to buy their seed
from the Mountain Potato Growers'
Association than.to buy them ir the 5
State of Main eas the*,- had done up "
& to this time.
Mr. Gaeity contracted to pay $5.75]'
par bag for certified seed, $5.25 for;;
"good seed" not certified, and $4.50
per hag for no. 2 potatoes. Mr. Steele! 1
stated that after the freight bags and 1
other incidentals were paid this would j 1
net the farmers approximately $1.70 !
per bushel for certified seed, $1.55: *
?. for "good seed" not certified, and ?
*1.20 per bushel for no. 2*8: Mr. *
Steele also said that the Association '
in this county was saying about 500 '
bags to be shipped to the farmers in
tbe eastern part of the state where 1
they have a trade already established '
When asked if additional fanners in '
Watauga would probably.join the As- J
aociation and grow seed next year,
Mr. Steele stated that they probably '
would but that they would be slow to !
join and that all of our seed would
be shipped so that they would have '
w u"v jiuuibi accu livim uiamv aiiu j
pay 2 higher price for them. He st -1'
ted that this was one of the disad* j <
vantages of unorganized farmers,. | 1
but expressed confidence that the time j1
was coming when the farmers of Wa-! '
lacga would act together in larger ;
organisations as farmers in other] 1
sections are doing. jJ
SPECIAL SERVICES AT MT. 1
PLEASANT LUTHERAN CHURCH <
-.On next Sunday Nov. 18th Rev. H. !
W. Jeff coat is to be installed pastor :
. of the Watauga Pastorate including I
Mt. Zion. Holy Communion. Holy I
Trinity, and preaching h?tnts Boone i
Banner Elk and Bailey's Camp. Dr. I
J. L. Morgan, President of the Ev-J:
angelica' Lutheran Synod of North j '
Carolina is expected to be present
and join the services. Dr. Morgan is
a speaker of unusual attractiveness
and ability. All congregations of the
pastorate are asked to be present.
mere win L?e two servites uji*: ai
11 a. m. and another at 2 p. m. AH
will find a hearty welcome.
NEGRO WOMAN MAKES
According to news reaching the
Democrat late Saturday evening mystery
still surrounds the whereabouts
of one Sarah Coffey, colored of the
Blue Ridge Township.
The negro woman, 85 years old, according
to our informant, left home J
on Wednesday morning to pick ga-;
* lax in the forests of the adjacent j
hills. She was accompanied by the
( family cat, which returned later on.j
A oearch was instituted for the wo-;
man, nr.d when nil efforts to find her |
failed blood hounds were secured.;
The dogs met with the same success
.as the searchers; could not hold the
trail, and no further vuy of locating
the aged negress has been suggested.
No theory of how this complete
vanishing act could have happened
in the neighborhood, has been
Ste ir a si?ter of Boone Coffey a!
rather prosperous and respected negro
who has long resided in the Blue
Ridge section of the county.
LATER >?The colored woman was
found Monday about three miles from
home , dead. -She had apparently
died suddenly and there was evidence
of her having rolled down the mountain
side for some dist nee.
lewspaper Published in a
ALE OF SEED SPUDS
t Good Figure
PROBABLE WATAUGA CHEESE
MAKERS MAY BRING BACK
<s|| VPD TDOPUV TUIC TIMC
The following left Wednesday for
the annual meeting of the North
Carolina Cheese Makers' Association
cin? held to day in Asheville:
D. C. Mast, Clyde Perry, Asa Wilson,
Vardry Mast. Oran Harman, Gra
ly Bradley, W. F. Sherwood, Jack
Norton. r. R. Farnham and H. L.
One of the big events of the meetng
will be a cheese scoring contest
in which cheese from the various
counties will he entered and scored
ict-ording to their actual merits by
.'xperts. A silver cup will be awarded
he winning factory, and much hope
s held out for the two local factories
$50,000 GOAL FOR CHRISTMAS
T. B. SEAL SALE
No less than $5O,0OQ is to be the
roal for the 1923 Tuberculosis Xmas
?eal sale ir. North Carolina. Last year
he amount raised was $43,093. While
.he North Carolina Tuberculosis Association
under whose auspices the
ruberculoiis Christinas Seals are sold
n the state feels that an increase
if only $7,000 is too smelj an amount
:o work for, in vfow of the i.rgont
>eeds that Christmas Scat money can
ie used to relieve, it urg.?- rcvera!
eal selling organization- t o increase
ts budget several thousand dollars
tnd to work to double its sale if
i h- re are 150 su d selling orgaiij
rations in the state. These ate com
posed of well trained women and
Tien, leaders in their communities,
arho are responsible for the sale of
ruberculosis Christmas Heals In t *?ir
own and county between Thankngivng
and Christinas. In many places the
*eai selling organization is ths: Health
Department of the Woman's Club. In
Raleigh the seal sale is conducted by
he health department of the Womans
^lub of which Miss Rose M. Ehrenleld
is Chairman. Mrs .C. A. Shore
ivill have direct charge of the sale
.his year. In Durham the sale will
tlso be under the auspices of the Woman's
Club with Mrs. J. H. Epperson
is t nairmar. in Asheviiic Mrs. j.
VI. G idjyer, Jr. with a strong commit:ee
ol business men and women will
:onduct the sale.
Last year Winston-Salem not onl>
led the cities of the state in selling
seven thousand dollars worth of seals
Irut won National nonors in making
the largest per capita sale of any city
in the United States having a population
of $50,000. She proposes to
increase her sale this year to lu,1)00
"EXAMS" ON THIS WEEK AT
THE TRAINING SCHOOL?
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
Ir. a game of basket ball between
Boone and Mountain City Tenn. the
score stood 40 to 19 in favor of the
At the regular faculty meeting of
the Appalachian Training School teachers
the past week. Prof. Smith displayed
some very interesting scientific
specimens by means of the dozen
compound microscopes. Among these
specimens were the human blo_)d, the
retina of the ye, tip of an onion root
Indian corn, the anther of the lily,
human ? kin, earth worm and a section
of the cerebrum. Another shipment of
apparatus for the Chemical Laboratory
Examinations will be given at the
Training School this week, ni'irkin^
me close oi tne iau term, ine win
ter term begins Nov. 20th, one week
later than usual as the school began <
Some very fine weather is prevail
ing in this section after the recenl
unusual spell of wintry weather. Il
is often very mild open weather hen
during the fall, often in fact unti
Christmas. The real wintry' month;
here are usually January and Febru
ary. J. M. DOWNUli
Good pastures are essential to th<
healt hof dairy animals, say state col
lege livestock workers.
* Forty years' experience as a far me
may mean little. Some of the oldes
Farmers are the poorest while sonv
of the youngest a^e the most success
* * '?
rnd for Boone and Watauga
. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA1
| WILKKSBORO ARMISTICE DAY j S
CELEBRATION WAS V
The Armistice day celebration in 1 P
North Wiikesboro last Satrday was i ?
very largely attended and the day E
was as we are told, much enjoyed. P
The program was nicely carried oi-t u
in every detail?safe the airplane at- h
traction?the planes failing to arrive w
But it seems that there was trouble b
in waiting for at least some of the
happy throng after the shades of the
night had gathered. Coming up on t1
no. 60 on Sunday we observed four b
wrecked -automobiles, good ones too, r
within a distance of about two miles. ?
Of course this is easily accounted b
for, as the thoroughfares were liter- t<
ally crowded with cars, and maybe
he drivers had on too much gas! ' o
If this average kept up on all the | o
roads the loss of cars was quite an|tl
item. Any way the boys had a big i tl
' day. S
LOCAL RED CROSS CHAPTER h
MAKES FIRST APPEAL FOR I
RED CROSS ROLL CALL >
This somewhat belated appeal for y
the Red Cross Roll Call is sent out cj
, this week. It is earnestly hoped that
j the number enrolling this year will
be far above the Average. One half sj
j of all funds from this roll call is y
! kept at home l'or any case of neces.dty
i na calamity in our own section. (.
which may come at any time. The a
| Red Cross is ready 3t any time to t
| help in a calamity responding as a
loving mother to the needs of a ^rip- ^
; pled child. We earnestly appeal to p
and request each Pastor, Sunday Sup-, n
, crintendent, and school teacher, that' 4
| they will take the lead in this call by
appointing one or more from those p
1 under their charge to solicit members
I fnr th*. W?htn<r? r.nunl v Chant nr. i
=_ _ . ? ' ? g
; The fee for member; hip is $1.00, and; ?,
j no one can spend a dollar in a more
j helpful way than to give it for the rj
I good of others. AI 1 money is to be j
? sent to Mr. W. P Farthing, Treas- ^
; urer of the Red Cr^ss chapter, Boone ^
| N. C. The time for making the roll p
call began on the 11th and will end v
on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 29th. We
truly hope that everyone in th* coun- jj
ty will show a tHUy thankful spirit o
: by enrolling in this great and noble (
j organization which has accomplish- ,
| ed and i3 accomplishing so much and
j been so helpful and comforting in g
I distress at home and abroad. We
j feel that we are making this appeal
I trt fro a loyal rhmtisn American cit!
izens and we the more freely niakc
ihe appeal. With very best wishes. !i
We are yours for the work,
A. J. GREENE, County Ch'ra. si
J. M. DOWNUM, Secretary. r/
AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH
You are invited XaS attend Sunday [\
j School at the Baptist Church on Sun t<
j day morning at 10:00 a. m. Also the c
j preaching service at 11 a. m. The ti
j subject Sunday morning is the "home r
i unr) tln> f'Vinmh " Poron'c u'hn nr. .i
i better and in safeguarding their chil- C
! dren against evil should attend. h
Subject Sunday night is "Mav.thev
j the Honest Man." This service is at t
| 7 p; m. t
B. Y. P. U's at 6 p. m. 1.
! Prayer meeting Wednesday night t
I at 7 p. m.
Choir practice Thursday night at r
j E. S. Coffey's home at 7 p. m
WILL EVENTUALLY H
BOONE TRAIL '
Bids now Sought for Hard
Contract for I 3 miles
Bids have beer, called for by the t
. j State Highway Commission on the <
J construction % of a hard surface t
. | road on Highway No. 60, known
:' as the Boone Trail, from Yadkin 1
, River at the Forsyth county line thru i
i the town of Yadkinville. <
.1 This important information on <
t; the?next big highway .project to t
ti be undertaken by the state in this
> section was obtained from A. S. Hans 1
I! highway commissioner for the sev- y
3! enth district.
_ j Mr. Hanes also stated that if the i
f j bids received are satisfactory the .
j state will let the contract for this 1
J new highway on the 27th of ' No- i
,j vember, when the next meeting of
1 the commission will be held at
; headquarters in Raleigh,
r The State Commission is calling
t for bids on concrete construction,
e This means that the Yadkin coun- ;
h ty link of highway no. 60, will be
an extension of the splendid con
. County, the Leader of
KOLINA, THURSDAY NOVF.MBEI
iWINDLER CLAIMS TO BE
V1TH STATE BOAR DOF HEALTH
J. W. Little, claiming to be an em-:
loyee of the state Board of Healthi
r.d signing checks as "N. C. State |
rh i- ?1 -
i.-> namcu in several
lace- in North Carolina and Virgini
for passing worthless checks, in at
:ast one nstance violating the law
rith regard to payment of hill for
oard and lodging.
At the offices of the state Board
l Health Dr. W. S. Rankin stated
hat no one of this name is or has
een employed by the Board, and
equested the widest publicity rearding
this impositor n order that
e may be apprehended and brought
In Franklin, Va. a check for $20
n the Wachovia Bank & Trust t'o.f
f Winston-Salem was passed by Litle
on a local druggist.. There Litle
claimed to be employed by the
tate Board of Health, bejng located
1 Raieigh after having been recentf
transferred from Winston-Salem,
le gave his address as 301 South!
lain Street. There is no such street I
umber in Raleigh, but there is in \
First on-Saiem. In due course the .
heck was returned protestci
Oi November 1st at Lmcolnton .
cIhkI a check drawn for $20 and
igned "J. W. Little, N. C. State
Lculth Officer." The proprietor of
he North State Hotel cashed the
heck and Little icft with the money j
rid forgetful of a hotel bill for $6.75
'his check was returned protested.
In giving the information to the
tate Board of Health Mr. W. "R.
>T>.I.U.o ? ..i u
n. i .vjiimui, *v un*. i navu |
ritten to his father in Greensboro
n: :*ir: sending you his reply:
The reply referred to is from YV
1. Little district manager for the j
outhem Bell Telephone and Tele-jraph
Co., of Greensboio, and is as 1
"In reply to your favor of the '
th inst.. I have no connection with
. II. Little whatever. Every mail
rings in formation of his had checks.
[<* is not working for the State Deartment
or anything else, and if you
ill prosecute you wil] do me'a favor' !
In making public- the information!
ir. Rankin stated that all employees,
I' the State Board of Health Carry
redentials sufficient to identify them
- such ,
OVERNOR MORRISON AND
DAUGHTER FIRST TO ANSWER
THE RED CROSS CAM
Governor Cameron Morrison And
ttle daughter Angelia vveije the first
vo people in North Carolina to antver
the Annual Roll Call of the Alericari
"The Ked Cross ought to be nourished
and sustained and kept strong
j meet disaster and emergency when
comes." Governor Morrison staed
in a letter accompanying the
heck. "It is the greatest organiza-'
ion in all the world's history for the
elief of those plunged into sudden
isaster and suffering. 1 hope North j
'arolina will be generous in cont.riutitig
to its support.".
51,130 members is the goal set for!
he annual membership campaign in I
his state, which is now on and will
ast through Thanksgiving. The 126
ted Cross chapters in North Carolina
rill conduct local campaigns in as
nany communities throughout the
ro TENNESSEE LINE
Surfacing to Yadkinville,
. _ L _ I - . ' C^.. .-t
to De u,et in otretcn
:rete highway that is-now almost'
rompleted from Winston-Salem to
he river near Enon. %
The length of the Yadkin county j
ink fcr which bids have been
isked it thirteen and one-half miles.
Commissioner Hanes says this will
arry the new concrete construction
through the town of Y'adkinville.
With the building of this link nearly
thirty miles of the Boone Trail
will have been hard surfaced from
Winston-Salem west. Traffic is heavier
on this thirty mile section than
on any part of the great thoroughfare
from Winston-Salem to the Tennessee
Just when the State Commission
will be able to let the contract for
other hard surface constriiction on
highway no. 60, west of WinstonSalem
is not known, but it is understood
that the plan is to finally hard
surface it all the way to the Tennessee
Northwestern North Caro
? 15. 1923.
BOONE EXPECTS TO
I own Aldermen Go to
view with Comn
NATION HAS MUCH FOR WHICH
TO BE THANKFUI.?COOLIDGE
President in Thansgiving Proclamation
says Bounty of Almighty Had
Singularly Favored this Country.
President Coolidge's Thanksgiving
proclamation recently issued says:
By the President of the United
States of America
''The American fieopl from their
earliest days have observed the wise
custom of acknowledging each year
the bounty with which divine Providence
has favored them. In the beginning,
this acknowledgment was
a voluntary return of thanks by the
community for the fruitfulness of
the harvest. Though our mode of
life has greatly changed this custom
has always survived. It has made
Thanksgiving day not only one of
the oldest but one of th? most characteristic
observances of our country.
On that day in home in church, in
family and in public gatherings, the
whole nation has for generations
paid the tribute due from grateful
heart.- for blessings bestowed.
"To center our thought in this way
upon the favor which we have been
shown has been altogether wise and
desirable. It has given opportunity
justly to balance the good and the
evil which we have experienced. In
that, we have never failed to? find
reasons tor being grateful to God
for a generous preponderance of the
good. Even in the leas* propitious
- i i 1_*:.... _? ?r.
yiiuw, >< ui vau vwiiiciih?iuhwi: vi uui
whole position has never failed to
disclose overwhelming reasons fci
thankfulness. * Thus viewing our
situation, we have found warrant for
a rnorc hopeful and confident attitude
toward the future
**ln this current year, we now approach
the time tfhich has been accepted
by custom as most fitting for
the calm survey of our estate and
the return of thanks. We shall the
moie keenly realize our good fortune
11 we will, in deep sincerity give
to it due thought, and more especially
if we will compare it with that
of anv other communitv in the
"'The year ha- breach?, to our people
two tragic ex penances which
have deeply affected them. One was
the death oi our beloved President
Harding, which has been mourned
wherever there is a realization of
the worth of high ideals, noble purposes
and unselfish service carried
even to the end of the supreme sacrifice.
His loss recalled the nation
to a less captious and more charitable
attitude. It sobered the whole
thought of the country. A little
later came the unparalleled disaster
to the friendly people of Japan. This
called fiforth front the people of the
United States a demonstration of
Jeep and humane feeling. It was
wrought into the substance of good
works. It created r.ew evidences ot
our international friendship which
is a guarantee of world peace. It
replenished the charitable impulse
of the country
"By experiences such a> these
men and nations are tested and refined
We have been bless with ninct
of material prosperity. We shal
be better able to appreciate it if w?
remember the privations others have
sutFered, and we shall be the more
worthy of it, if we use it for theii
relief. We will do well then to ren
der thanks for the good that ha:
come to us and show by our action:
that we have become stronger, wisei
and truer by the chastonings whicl
have been imposed upon us. We wil
thu? prepare ourselves for the par
we must have in a world which for
ever needs the full measure of ser
I vice. We have been a mos t favorei
people. We ought to be a mos
generous people. We have been i
most blessed people. We ought t?
be a most thankful people.
"Wherefore, 1, Calvin Coolidge
President of the United States, d
hereby fix and designate Thursda;
the 29th day of November a
Thanksgiving l>ay, and recoinmen
its general observance throughou
the land. It . is urged that the peopl
gather in their homes and tnei
usual places of worship, give expres
ion to their gratitude for the ben?
fits and blessings that a graciou
Providence has bestowed upon thei
and seek the guidance of Almight
lina.-Established in 1888
HAVE ONE MILE
PAVING DONE SOON
Winston-Salem for Inter
The board of Town Aldermen consisting
of Messrs Frank Moore. T.
B. Moore and Dr. Anders, with Mayor
Hahn left yesterday for Winston-S;.lem
to meet an engagement with tne
Highwty Commission for district
A. S. Haynes, looking to the building
of a cement street through the
city from the intersection of Nos.
00 and I0 at the home of Mr. Bob
Bingham to Green Heights, a distance
of something over one mile. They
went with a proposition from the
people of Boone for the construction
of the street on a fifty - fifty basi
and as the commission expects to
spend quite a juim of money ar.ywa\
on the Boone Traii through town, it
is a safe prediction that the ideas
! of our progressive people will be car!
ried out. Let us hope so, for there
is nothing just now that would add
so much to. our town Taxes are
getting a bit high, but our peopio
seem to be most enthusiastic over the
THE .THANKSGIVING DAY
APPEAL MADE FOR "ONEDAY-FOR-THE-ORPHANS"
The following letter has been sent
out broadcast from the North Carolina
Orphan Association, and it is
published that it may induce some
to help out in the noble movement.
"The accompanying pamphlet sets
forth the purpose of this letter and
it is the hope of the committee that
, everyone receiving it may find pleas,
'ire in responding liberally to the call
(i hetusenves auu parrs the wunt on to
their friends. Hitherto thousands of
big hearted North Carolinians ha?rc
I generously responded to the suggesIlion
of forwarding to the orphanage
of their choice the income of a day
I at Thanksgiving. We believe they will
j do so again with the "promptings of
j a gentle reminder.
In order that mote adequate equipment
and support might be provided
foi he fatherless and motherless children
ul the state the "one-uay-for!
the-orphans" movement was started
calling upon all aur people to add
to the stream of regular contributions
' a special thanksgiving income equal
to a day's income. This is a reasonI
. ? .
- ittuc 11.1 un} w.n, Chi *
with the orphans the earnings otf one
day out of 363. It i* practicable, for
inh nnH nnnr c?n r?nrt.irim?te in
it. It enlists our people o fall creedsana
classes in beautiful cooperation
for the support of a needed civic and
Christian philanthropy. While it dei
posits an handsome aggregate in the
, orphanage treasuries, it also deepens
; and enriches the lives of our people.
The cry of the orphan?who can
hear it unmoved? And whose heart
does not thrill with joy at the thought
' i of the twenty-odd orphanages in Nor.
Carolina housin ^hundreds of dependant
children arid training them into
individual efficiency and good citizen- x
; ship.' Vet every one of the splendid
institutions need better equipment
1 and larger support, and everyone of
them is besieged by applicants for
r admission which must no i c denied
for lack of means. In this good state
of ours there are literally thousands
of orphan children, dependent and de
1 serving, who must be handicapped
foj life, unless in their tender years
they can have the sheltering care and
r.tii*in mir ornhfln homps.
Make your offering on or about
1 Thanksgiving Day. Make it on the
basis of your earning capacity for a
'' single flay?more, if you will; less if
5 you can do no better. Make it through
r your church or lodge, or send it direct
* to the orphanage of your choice.Make
J it with the prayer that our orphan
children may be led into the larger
" | life here and the life eternal here7
*! Seven counties report to the divia
sion of markets that they now have
0 over 6.000 turkeys to offer for the
Thanksgiving and Christmas trade.
'* V. W. Lewis of the division is mak?
! ing a special effort to help the grow*
ers market the birds profitably.
t God, that they may deserve a cone
tinuance of his favor,
r In witness whereof, I have hereis
unto set my hand, and caused to be
j- affixed the great seal of the Jnited
is States, the one hundred and fortyn
y "CALVIN COOLIDGE."