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MR. AND MRS. FINLEY MAST
HAVE . RETURNED HOJ*
- JHri. Matt Has Made a Beautiful R
for the White House
The following: taken from a rece
issue of the Lenoir News-Topic,
we think worthy of reproduction
these columns, insofar as the peoj
concerned are our good friends ai
.lutui;^; im- county s nesi peoplei
We had the pleasure of ineting
Lenoir last week our old friends M
A&d Mrs. Finley Mast of Valle Cru<
who weie returning from a beautif
trip of a month's duration to Was
ington, Maryland New Jersey ai
New York. The trip was taken pi
manly to visit their son Claud Ma;
who is comfortably located as farm
and dairyman near Darlington. M
and Mr. Mast's neice, Mrs. Edwai
Lund, at Orange, N. J. Orange
one of the show places in New Je
??ey, bieng a popular place for sur
met suburban homes for New Yor
ers. While at Orange Mr. and Mr
Mast and *urs. Lund motored ovei
.New York to see three Valle Cruc
young ladies who are trained nurs*
in a New York Hospital?Misses Ai
nie and Beatrice Shull and I.ula Ta;
Mrs. Mast has many friends
Washington and many people thei
who do not know her personal
know of her. Among their frieni
whom they did not see in Washini
ton on this trip on account of the
short stay was our old friend J or
Summers, disbursing: officer of tl
Treasury Department, who aiwa;
spends the mont hof September wil
the -Masts at Valle Cruris. Mr
s reputation in Washington ar
in every state in the Union and ho
she obtained it, is an interestir
story. As a young girl she was taug]
to weave, for the Watauga peop
were among the last to give up tl
Hue old custom of Roman matron
prevalent in the colonies and later i
th.s country?that a young girl ne<
not expect to marry until she hi
perfected herself in al the domest
accomplishments, and one of tl
most important of these was abili
to do the weaving for the family, ai
from the. flax they grew on the ri<
laud of the mountains ,fleece fro
the sheep that throve upon the mou
tain pastures, and cotton from tl
outside they manufactured mo
t beautiful designs in blankets, cove
Jet*, linens, etc. and colored them
they chose. As she grew up she ne
lected the hundred-year-old looi
but later took it up again ar.d uep
making all sorts of beautiful thing
She had put some of her produ
tions. handsome rugs made out
jute rug fillers, on sale with the Ge
tlewOman's League in Washingti
and the first Mrs. Woodrow Wils*
was taken with the beauty of 01
that was nine feet by nine in dime
sion, and bought it, and was
pleased with its adornment of t
? r. o iL nrL.:. _ rT ?u
JtMUC* KOOiri Ol mt* >y uae nuuat* lii
wove six strips seventeen fe
square! Mrs. Mast could make o
seventeen feet long, but she cou
make it only one yard wide, so s
wove seventeen strips seventeen ft
long and one yard wide and h
them put together and sent the co
posite rug to Mrs. Wilson, and it
now in the Blue Room of?thc Wh
This put Mrs. Mast on the map
far as Washing ton was concern
and orders for mats and all the fru
of the 100-year-old loom, beautifu
woven and many of them exquisit*
colored began to flow in and she a
her two sisters are kept busy filli
orders from all quarters, even fn
Canada, and they are always behi
in filling them. Among the speci
ties of this pretty industry is a bej
* tiful lady's handbag which becon
-l - .u.- * ?~
lite ragf W IUI IIIC lcummic vr Ui lu
soon as seen. The Masts* house
crowded with summer visitors, a
this fact increases the demand
the interesting products of the loc
That is a good piace to spend i
summer is proven by John Summ
spending every September there 2
also by the presence, often on S
day in the good old summer time
15 or 20 automobiles parked on
grounds and bringing mountain 1
itors who have come to ge? one
the Mast dinners.
This is not a new story for it
been told before, but the prese
of Mr. and Mrs. Mast in Lenoir I
wcel^ put it into our head that i
v about time to tell it again and
show what Watauga people are
Another drop in wheat prices. 2*
say it with flours.?Columbia Kec
/ Newspaper Published in t
ITEMS FROM THE
IE APPALACHIAN SCHOOL
ug A musical recital was driven at the
' Appalachian Training: School the past
week which was considered one of the
nt | best thus far en von.
is The District Stewards of the North
in Wilkeshoro district of the Methodist
lie Church met in Boone Friday to attid
tend to their annual duties. There
were also a number of pastors and
in a number of other laymen,
ir. A basket ball game on Friday night
risbetween Boone and Eik a?*k rc?3i?Uu3
ed in a score of 40 to 28 in favor
;h- of the Boone team,
ad Examinations for the .fall term
ri- closed on Saturday and the winter
>t. term begins o nthe 20th. The enroller
merit for the past term was the Iargd.
est the Training School has ever had
rd ' this early in the year,
is Dr. Morgan of Salisbury, the
r- President of the North Carolina Lun
theran Synod, spent Sunday in the
k- county holding* services at Sands and
*s. ' other points.
to Dr. dames E. HiHmait. Director of
is' Certification and of teacher training
es came in from Raleigh on Sunday even
ning to look after the interests of the
y-1 work of which he is in charge at the
Training School. His many friends
in here were glad to see him and hope
re ] for his early return.
1 v I Th.x'.i wnro r'lflinr iiniiomil -
3s j ccs at the Methodist chuich in Boone
g- ?>n Sunday. The primary dep&itment
ir i of the Sunday School gave an interin
esting little exercise. At I la. m Rev
a* H G. Hardin pastor of Tryon Street
iTS Methodist Church preached a very
thj strong and helpful sermon on the
's. i pi ofitahleness of Godliness for this
id life and for the life to come, imw
pressing very forcefully these great
I facts upon his hearers, who will all
hi he glad to have him return at any
ie time In the evening to show the beautiful
Christian brotherly feeling e>3,
isting among the different religious
iu denominations in Boone, the good
'd Baptists called in their evening acrid
vice out of regard for the new Meth*c
odist pastor, Rev. M. B. Woosley, and
they and their pastor, Rev.
ty Huggins, came to the service. Rev.
id j. VV. Williams, presiding elder, preach
ched a strong sermon. The first quarm
terly conference of this charge was
n" held, showing things in go^d cor.dihe
tion. J. M. DOWNVM.
r 440 TOWNS IN SOUTH JOIN IN
d:> An?UAL KC.U CAUOO LrniTC.
n. 440 cities on^ tc^Tw in the south
in! arc participating: in the annual roll
ts.; call of the American Red Cross, acc-j
cording: to figures compiled today at
of I Division headquarters at Atlanta,
n- j This does not include many chapi>n
i tors who are holding a roll call but
an' have not yet reported to headquarne:
ters. Early reports forecast a large
n-? response to the membership campaign
so Thomasville, North Carolina, a town
he of 6,000 population, reported yesat
terday that their quota of one thou et
sand members had been secured. Othne
er cities and town all over the south
'Id are sending in equally encouraging rehe
ports, and this year is expected to
:et see the largest enrollment since the
ad close of the .war.
m- Instructions have been issued to
is all local posts of the American Legion
ite by State Commanders to cooperate
with local Red Cross Chapters in any
so possible way to stimulate the enrol 1d
ment in their communities,
its Using the slogan, 44Help the Red
lly Cross Do Everywhere What You
ilv Would Do If You Were There," Red
nd | Cross workers are working hard to
ng i secure the South's quota of 250,000
L>m J members out of a total of 5,000,000
nd for the entire country.
iU | AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH
ies | Sunday School at 10 a. ir.. You
*s!are i/ivited to be present.
Is| Church worship at 11 a m. and
'nd ' 7 p. m.
tor; B. Y. P. U'e at 6 p. m.
,m"' Prayer meeting Wednesday nighi
: at 7 p. m.
er*l There will be a Thanksgiving ser
":l'1 vice at the Baptist church Thursda)
un~ night Nov. 29th at 7 p. m. A progran
is being prepared. A collection wii
the be taken for our orphanage. Then
'ls" will be a similar 'service at Blowinj
01 Rock Friday night. It is hoped tha
everyone will give at least the pric
das of one days work to the orphanage
nct' Mrs. Hamlet returned Missionary
last from china spoke to the Y. W. A
's Monday afternoon. Her talk to th
to girls was very inspiring,
One fo the very latest books i
named "Bunk" We had thought ou
low fiction writers frank but this take
ord cake?Boston Traveller.
md for Boone and Wataugj
WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA
HOME MAKES ANNUAL
On Thanksgiving Day thousands of !
I hip hearted North Carolinians have.
for many yeans responded to tne sup- ,
g est! on of forwarding? 'n too orphani
ape of their choice the amount of one )
day's wage. As the harvest season <
conies round thousands of men and ; 1
women hoys and girls will make gifts i
for the fatheriess ami motherless and '
homeless children of our state. . i
We come as the season draws to a I <
clove not simply to remind these giv-l
ers of another harvest season, but j !
honinp to establish more firmly am- <
onp the people in this, our own moun
tain country, this beautiful custom. i
Often men debate the objects of']
their charity, hut they will not deny
i.he call of helpless children. The: i
question of where, and which call to j
answer is one of individual prefer- j ;
The Grandfather Orphans* Home i
at Banner Elk has for nine years i
been a preat bless'nip to the helpless |
children of the mountains. Many have ,
passed throuph its doors, their lives p
brightened. Many more are waitinp 'i
for admission. ' ?
On or near thankspivinp day ano- |
Ither buildinp?the baby cottage?will '
be thrown open. Twenty live tiny tots j
will he cared for in it. j
| Let 11s suggest that every one who (
reaus this, whether fanner, lawyer,
, merchant, housewife, or child, ex- x
press their thankfulness by helping j ,
to bring jov into tne Hearts oi ine.se (
' little ones at our own doors. Let your ;
offering he the amount of one day's t
wage?more if possible, less if not.
Make your otferir.g on or near th?*. ,
Thanksgiving day. Your gift may be | .
sent through your rhuieh, iodgc or |
community offering or individually. ,
The income of a day is a fair ex- |
change?joy for dollars, life for mon- j
But remember joy is not to be pur- ,
I chased ,ltfe is not for sale. They .
! come frecl yto all who meet worthily j
the demands of their own hearts. ,
The following letter has been re- ,
! reived from Messrs Hoicomb and Ed- j
gn? II. Tufts, managers of the Ban- ,
ner Elk orphan asylum and we glad a
ly give space for it with the hope and .
desire that many shall give to this ,
worthy mountain institution for the j
helpless ones j ,
THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB
An afternoon of genuine pleasure
was spent by the Friday Afternoon j
Club last week at the home of Mrs. 1
?-? ? n .-Ml TL? L i i
j ri. ?i. LDuncni. ;uu uukic was ucvci
j more attractive than on this occasion,
i Yellow and white chitysanthemums ;
formed the motif for the decorations
while the color scheme of yellow and
white was followed throughout.
A program from 44Ye Olden Time"
had been prepared. Prof. I. G. Greer
was called in and sang for the club
several folk songs to th> accompaniment
fo the dulcimer. Mrs. J. D. Rankin
was then called upon for a history
of the Pilgrim Fathers. She gave a
brief talk on th esettlement of New
England followed by the poem i4the
Word of God Came to Leyden."
All entered heartiiy into the contest
which followed. A Puritan maiden
without her bonnet, a sketch artistically
fashioned by the hostess,
was brought in. Each guest was blind
folded and directed to pi Tithe lady's
bonnet on. Mrs. I. G. Greer won the*
, prize, a dainty white apron .
, Mrs. Tracy Councill and Mrs. David
Greene dressed as Puritan maij
dens, assisted the hostess i?i seining
refreshments, a frozen salad follow;
ed by cream and cakes.
1 A lew items oi Dusmess were men
; discussed. A letter was read from
' | Mrs. John Gilmer membership chairj
man of the State Federation 01 Woj
men's Clubs, relative to the work of
^ j the club in that organization.
It was agreed that the club mem"
| bers set apart next Saturday after'
noon to meet at the town cemetery
1 together with any or all others in
* the community interested in cleaning
e up and otherwise improving the cera?
etery. The time set for this meeting
1 was 2 p. m. 1
Mrs. J. F. Hardin and Miss Annie
y Stanbury were welcomed as newj
e The next meeting of the club willi
be held with Mrs. J. C. Council).
Before the meeting adjourned alii
r joined in the singing of old time1
s songs accompanied by Mrs. F. A.
Linney on the piano.
i County, the Leader of N
XOLINA, THURSDAY NOVEMBER
PRIZES WILL BE OFFERED
FOR BEST BABY BEEVES
At our third annual Registered
Hereford catt'e sale on November'
ninth at Aahevilie. the Central Bank
Sc Trust Company of that city authorized
us to announce that the
bank would give a prize of $250. sec- j '
i>nd prize $50, and third nrize $25.! '
tor the best baby beeves exhibited J "
it the annual sale in the fall of 1924 , *
The conditions of the contest are that j *
waives entered must be dropped on "
>r after April 1, 1923. .judges to be J '
selected by the animal husbandry j '
Division at Raleigh. The contest is *
;>pen to ail breeds and all comers. '
These prizes were offered with the *
lim of stimulating the production of 51
better beef in the Western Counties. '
We hope that you can give the con- J
:est publicity in such a way as to *
interest the beef cattle men. as it "
hould prove a great stimulus to the *
production of better beef and to fin- *
ishing it at home so that it will com- *
piand almost double the price of the t 1
feeders and stackers.
The 1923 Hereford sale was sue- *
. essful. Twenty five head of cattle *
.vere distributed at an average price "
>f $80.91. Cattle went to Madison. "
Henderson and Buncombe Counties.
I'hesc cattle were in the opinion of
iearly everyone present the best Her ,
Lords ever offered in Western North ,
Three of the boys in calf club
York sold their calves; Hubert Clapp
>f Swannonoa took $145 for his calf,
Dliver A exander of Swannanoa and
Morgan Ashworth of Fairview each
A couple of babv beef steers were
ixhibited by S. F. and L. Chapman
in.l pii*?s were offered for guessing
their weights. The first steer, ten *
nonths and 25 days old, weighed 775 *
xmno . The second seven months and en
days old weighed 625 pounds. *
Western North Carolina cattle usjally
sell at from four to .seven cents
is stackers and feeders. The Fed era- *
don is trying to stimulate the beef *
attic men to finish their own cattle, _
wishing them along and selling as
:>rime beef. Prime beef brings ten
,o thirteen cents the pound, which is
.bout double the money that beef men >
.re getting at present. In addition to
he money that is involved, the feedng
of steers leaves rich manure on
he farm that keeps building up the
FARMKUS' FEDERATION, INC.
THE WORTH WHILE CLUB
The Worth While Club held its
usual bi-monthly meeting at the horn
i Mrs. R. L. Bingham November 10. jl
The house was thrown en suite
and beautifully decorated with chry- i 1
santhemums and potted plants. A ' 1
glowing fire on the health added i 1
cheer and warmath to the rooms. ^
After devotional exercises the following
reports were made: 1. Report 11
or cemetery improvement by the ' '
chairman of the committee appointed
at the meeting held October 5th. The j 1
report was encouraging apd another (
committee was appointed to follow,
up the work. 2. Report on charity, j 1
Two little girls have been given thetf
necessary clothing for the winter.
A box to hold outgrown clothing hasj
been placed in the home of Mrs.
Hug-gins. This is to act -as a con-j
tingent fund for the poor and needy j
The members of the Club are asked j
to contribute as much as possible to
The Club voted unanimously to
olTei* a prize to the sixth and seventh
^rade pupils of the public school for
the best original composition. The >
subject and rules will be announced i
to the pupils by Prof. Rowe.
A letter from the president of the j
Mount Airy club was discussed ancl
it was voted to help this club as much
as possible in building its community!
club house. The Worth While Ciub j
hopes to start a community building ,
in Bone in the not far distant future j
and "as it is meted fry you. so may
it be meted to you."
Other business was discussed and
left open until the next meeting.
The literary topic for the afternoon
was Luther Burbank.
The following program was render
ed: Life of Luther Burbank, Mrs. W.
G. Hart-zog; The World's Indifference
to Burbank's Work, Mrs. D. J. Cottreli;
Human life, Mrs. Huggins.
A social hour was enjoyed and af!
ter several amusing games a tree con
test was entered into with the usual
enthusiasm. Mrs. Huggins and Mrs.
Hartzog tied. The prize was finally
won by Mrs. Haitzog.
Delicious refreshments were serv
m o tt
lorthwestem North Carol
* GOV MORRISON CALLS FOR *
* SHOW-DOWN AS TO CONSTI
* TUTION ALITY OF BOWIE
* Raleigh, Nov. 17?Tarn Bowie's *
* Lost Province railroad will get *
* an early supreme court test if *
* Governor Morrison's letter to- * !
' night to Attorney General Man- *
' ning gets quick action. Governor *
1 Morrison has written Manning *
c asking him to "bring before the *
' Supreme Court the uestion of *
the constitutionality of the act "
of the last general assembly au
thorizing the building, or tak- "
ing stock in the building, of cer- * :
tain railroads mentioned hi chap- *
tcr lid, page 239 of the public '
laws of 1923, known as the Bow T
ie act." The Governor says the *
general understanding was that * ;
the question of the constitution- * j
ality of this act .vns to he suh- *" ;
mitted to the Supreme crt be- * !
fore any effort was made to *
build or take stock in the buil- * j
dir.g of the roads mentioncdfbut
undei the act large sums of nu n *
cy are now being expended for *
surveys, engineering studies etc.
4*I do not think the money ought *
to he expended until the court "
has i-aid the law is valid and * j
constitutional and 1 hope you *
will take prompt action in hav- *
i: e the courts determine wheth- *
or or not the treasurer should *
continue to pay out money un- *
dor this act for any purpose. I *
think the constitutionality of *
this act in every part is a most *
serious question and ! fear for *
the treasurer of the state to *
make payments under it longer " |
without a judgment of our Su- * j
Pniirt 'nlioiiliitir if **
Ordinarily the attorney pen- *
eral's opinion is state law until * j
the courts act, hut manifestly *
the first issue raised will he ir * i
the court of finality.
75 MILLION CAMPAIGN
"Finish the task" is the slogan.
.Vhat task? The one assumed by the
: hurdles four years ago when they
iromised to pay to the various obects
of our convention work. Manj
?f the churches have fallen behind 1
vith their pledges, but let us rally,
low, and do our best for God and
he needy world. There is no quesion
but that the money is sorely neeIcd,
and it is always wisely expended.
Foreign Missions, Home Missions
ind State Missions are suffering for
he funds they need and which were
pledged. Unless the funds come in.
here is nothing left to do but rerench
in our work. And this is our
vork and we should ilo it for the
:lory of God.
1. Let us make a special effort
o eollect ali the pledges possible. Let
is pay our vows unto the Lord.
2. If you do not have a pledge
it is your work just the same. Won't j
cou have a part in it?
d. Every church in the Association
should make a Thanksgiving offering
to the Orphanage. This should
be at least the price of one day's
4. All the money due the State
Mission Board should be sent in hefore
the dOth of November as the
State Mission books close on that day.
F. M. HUGGINS.
A. T. S. DEFEATS ELK PARK
BASKET BALL TEAM
On last Friday night the A. T. S.
Boys defeated the strong Elk Park
basket ball team in a snappy game
40 to 28. The visitors did the best
playing in the first half, while the
home boys did the come back stunt
in the second half.
Friday night the A. T. S. girls
played their first game of the season
at home when the Elk Park girls
came there. The visitors will bring a
strong team this year and a good
game is expected.
On Thanksgiving night the strong
Elizabethton team will come here for
the annual Thanksgiving game with
the A. T. S. boys. This game always
draws a record crowd.
Eight per cent of the cotton acreage
in North Carolina whs poisoned
for boll weevil this year. It ii
time for planning to increase this
about eight times for next season.
ed by the hostess.
The next meeting of the Wortl
While Club will be held at the hom<
i of Mrs. JD. J. Cottrell November 30
ina.-Established in 1888
Calls Upou People to Return Thank*
(or Manifold Blessings and to Remenber
"North Carolina has been blessed
with a year of great prosperity." the
Governor writes in his Thank-giving
proclamation. He implores the people
in giving: thanks for the many blessings.
to particularly remember by
acts of generosity and helpfulness the
orphan and the weak and defective
of every class. The proclamation says
"Noith Carolina has been blessed
with a year of great prosperity
in material thing>. On the farm, on
the factory and in every line of business
God has generously rewardea
the labors "f our people.
"We have been led by God to make
a i moral ise of our material prosperity
for the benefit of the defective
and for improved educational opportunities
for our children.
"I, Oameroii Morrison, governor
of North Carolina, following the previous
action of the President of the
United States, in his proclamation of
November <>, 1923, do herein proclaim
and set apart Thursday November
29, 1923 as
' Thanksgiving day."
"and call upon our people to observe
the day by assembling in their
sevt ral places of worship and giving
thanks to .Almighty Cod for his many
mercies ami blessings to the people
of the United States, ar.d of this
state, and pray for divine guidance
in the futi re. May I implore the people
of strength on Thanksgiving Lay
to remember the orphan, and the defective
of every class by some act
of generosity and helpfulness.
"Done in the city of Raleigh, on
this the fifteenth day of November
ir the year oi our Lord, one thousand
nine hundred and twenty three and
in the one hundred and forty-eighth
year of our American independence"
AT LUTHERAN CHURCH
\ ... On
Thanksgiving day at 11 a. m.
there will be a Thanksgiving pageant
at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church en
titled "The Temple of Pi'sissS uy
E'ua M. Piero, In audition to this a
playlet "The spirit of Thanksgiving"
given by the boys and girls.
The pageant is one of beauty and
interest and wherever known is much
praised. More than thirty characters
are taking part in it. The music which
is pan of the pageant is to be furnished
by a male choir.
The Thanksgiving services promise
to be impressive, beautiful and interesting
Everyone heartily welcomed.
The Lutheran congregation of this
place is to organize a Sunday School
in Boone Sunday. They will meet at
the regula hour for Sunday School
9:45. The place of meeting is the
Episcopal Chapel. Persons, men. women,
and children not attending Sun
day School elsewhere are invited to
meet with and take part ir the Sunday
PUSH THE RED CROSS ROLL
During: the past year 15 serious
disasters occurred in the south in
which the Red Cross went to the
assistance of those in distress a d
spent $16.1,500.00 in giving relief.
A disaster may occur at any time in
our own community and he'p be need
, ed. We should be as ready to help
others as have their help in trouble.
We appeal to Pastor- Sunday School
Superintendents. Day S hool teachj
ers, the American legion, and other
; charitable persons to push this great
work of enrolling* members at once.
Sen^ money and names to Mr. W.
D. Farthing:, treasurer, ['none, N". C.
A. J. GREENE, Chairman.
J. M DOWNUM, Secretary.
Why Be Well?
ju<i minikins says patent meaicine
! ads are so attractive that they make
, a man who has his health feel like
he was missing something.?Washi
ington (D. C ) Evening Star.
"How do you live?" asks a weekly
paper headline. The answer if they
must know is "Only just?"?Punch
; Fall planting of trees and shrubs
is preferred to spring planting bc.
cause the wounds heal over and a
few new roots are produced so that
: the plants are ready to grow in the
? spring say horticultural workers of
. the State College and Department.