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" THE BOONE TRAII
(Chamber of Commerce Takes Actioi
bo Re|?rd to Planting Flowers am
Shrub along Trail.
At the Chamber of Commerce ot
Saturday night the question wai
brought, up about planting ornanien
tal trees and shrubbery along th<
Boone Trail from Tennessee to th?
Wilkes County line. Prof. B. B. Dou
gherty said that he had an offei
from Mr. W. W. Stringfellow a fcr
mer citizen of the county to assisi
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jiii iiuo MM UUUC \ di
a very "low cost. The Chamber man
i ifested considerable interest in thii
fine idea and asked Prof. Doughertj
to write the fact to Mr. Stringfellou
and President Gragg agreed to gel
in touch with Mr. K. C. Robbins al
Lrinville in regard to the trees anc
shrubbery for the purpose. Mr W
H. Gragg, Professors Dougherty ano
Downum were appointed a committee
to look after this matter and it was
suggested the schools on or neai
the Boone Trail and any citizens whe
are interested along the high-wa\
who will take up the work of setting
out the shrubbery in certain sectior
will correspond with the committee
in regard to the matter. This is :
very fine idea to make the lloon?
Trail Highway through the count}
beautiful by planting these ornamer
tal trees, shrubbery, and hardy flow
ers, such as roses, etc. on each sidt
of the highway from Tennessee U
Wilkes so that the people will Know
that they arc in Watauga county bj
the beauty that surrounds them as
they drive through.
Who will help? Write us at one*1.
Your* for beauty,
i J. M. DOWNUM, Secy
1 THANKSGIVING DAY FINDS
I BOONE FOLK LIBERAI
Thanksgiving day in Roonc wai
very appropriately observed. Servi
ces at the Methodist church at 10 a
m. and at the Baptist church in th<
evening The banks and some of th<
other business houses of the towi
were closed for the day. At the ser
vices at the Baptist Church a collet
. tion was taken for the Thomasvilli
orphanage amounting to $256.00
One lover of the cause (we will no
ffive his name) gave $100 of tha
amount, a.... then brought $5 to th>
Democrat for the Grandfather Or
ph&nugc On Friday the editor o
thus paper took a collection for on
mountain orphanage that aniountci
to $85.25 which has been sent in
And the best part of it was that no
a person was asked to contribut
who failed. A gentleman residing ii
a town not. a thousand miles fror
Boone, was in town Monday, and rt
ferring to the generosity of the tow
remarked: "It is not fitting for a ma
to say anything about his home tow
1 Rni->no ninr
than the merchants in my town trade
It may be that way.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON CLUB
On Friday after Thanksgiving th
Friday Afternoon Club was deligh
fully entertained by Mrs. J. D. Coui
The program and the entire a
temoon's entertainment were so a
ranged as to bring all present in1
the atmosphere of Thanksgiving,
unique feature of the program wj
a Thanksgiving poem composed 1
Mrs. D. 1"). Dougherty. The article <
"The Turkey as the United Stat
National Bird on Thanksgiving Da]
brought out an interesting piece <
history, revealing the fact that tl
(turkey gobbler instead of the eag
came near appearing on our Nation
seal. "The First Thanksgiving" w
read by Mrs. J. A. Sproles.
A short business session followc
A committee was appointed to co
fcr with the standing committee
the Worth While Club relative to t
much needed work on the town cci
Mrs. J. F. Hardin, one of the clu
most highly esteemed members, 1
ing seriously ill, the club voted
express its sympathy by sending ci
nations. During the social hour M
F, A. Linney assisted the hostess
! serving a delicious salad course.
Besides the clifbi members M
^ Lyons of Kentucky and Mrs. Wo
ley shared Mrs. Councill's hospit
The next meeting of the club v
be with Mrs. M. P. Critcher.
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Newspaper Published in ai
THANKSGIVING DAY OBSERVED?OTHER
ITEMS OF NEWS
j A recent backet ball frame between
the young ladies team of the A. T.
x S. and the young ladies* team from
1 Elk Park resulted in a sore of 15 to
! 22 in fai'nr of t'hi> Trninir.cr SCohool
> The public school boys of the town
played the Cove Creek public school
- and lost to the latter by a score of
? 25 to 9. Boone's regular team play?
ed the team from Elizabethton Tenr.
- on Thanksgiving night and the score
r stood 44 to 29 in favor of Boone.
Thanksgiving day was observed in
t Boone in a very appropriate manner.
1 religious services being held in the
- Methodist and Baptist churches at
f the former at 10 a. m. and the latter
' at 7 p. m. Good congregations were
.-'t'fent, especially considering the
t very rainy day.
t Offerings were made at both plal
ces for the respective orphans at
I the Children's Home and Thomasville
I | Orphanage
' i The furnace at the new adminis>
I tration building of the Training
rj School was fired up on Thanksgiving
? day for the first time to try it out,;
' to see whether it would prove sat:
isfactory. and the opinion of those i
i in charge was that it stood the test'
we'l.?-J. M. I).
NEWS ITEMS FROM PENDLF.Y
t The good people from Bradshaw
and Penley served a public dinner
J 011 the grounds at the Pcndley school
} I house on Thanksgiving Day. At 11
I 1. U -t 1 1
t u liuviv r hmui ?? aiMiM (ivint-ini it
? sermon which was followed by one
. by Pastor Beach. Mr. Will Storie then
asked for fhe origin of Thanksgiving
Day. This was satisfactorily answer-1
ed by Mrs. Lona Cook, teacher from 1
the Bradshaw school. Mrs. Cook had
arranged a short program. Five of
her little girls and two boys had
appropriate recitations,' Little Miss
- Evalina Bradshaw carrying off the
laurels. Miss Mamie Ccffcy of the
s Pendles school with her sweet \yce
repeated the 23rd psalm. After this
came the dinner. A more bountiful
well-cooked dinner would he hard
to find. Then just everything good
1 to eat?and in such quantities?beef
and pork and chicken cooked in every
conceivable way, and overtopping
1 ; all was a huge chicken pie made by
Mrs. Millard Coffey. Cake, pies, jelI
lies, pi&kles, and honey in unknown
^ w*?e u-nn. :
e; derful and all just ate, and ate un-J
II til they could eat no more. It was1
good to be there. Such splendid be
J", havior- while all chatted and talk-j
1 ed together, not even a loud laugh j
1 Mr. G. L. Storie who recently mov1
ed his store to Mulberry is movingi
n hack. '
n Mr. Dowe Lowe Triplett who has
been ill for so long with typhoid
n fever is improving fast.
n Mr. M. Coffey is building an adn
dition to his house.
tL' Mr. Milton Coffey has moved to
Mrs. Wm. Beach has gone to spend
Ithe winter with her daughter Mrs.
Mr. Avery Nelson of Lenoir was
a visitor to home folks at Thanksgiv10
ir.g. He thinks of moving back soon.
The farmers here are busy shuckv
Mr. Tom Watson is building a new
barn for Misses Mary and Nelia Robr~
0 Mr. Cloyd Church after gathering
A j in his fine crop has gone to Boiic's
saw mill to work.
^ I Galax gathering is quit*' an indus>n;
try here. The bronze leaves bring
10 cents per thouw*!nd and so it
' | pays to gather them.
nf i CORRESPONDENT,
ii|!the ten commandments of
1. Handle the hardest jobs each
i Hav Raw on<>a nra
n' 2. Do not be afraid of criticism.
?* Criticise yourself often.
3. Be glad and rejoice in the otl
(T1" er fellow's success?Study his method
4. Do not be misled by dislikes
Acid ruins the finest fabrics.
,e~ 5. Be enthusiastic. It is contag
6. Do not have the idea that sue
cess simply means money-making.
*n 7. Be fair and do at least on<
decent act every day in the year.
8. Honor the chief?there mus
os- be a head to every business.
8. Have confidence in yourself.
10. Harmonize your work. Le
rtU Sunshine radiate and penetrate.
nd for Boone and Watauga
WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA]
1. C. CREEK MAKES BIG HIT
IN JEFFERSON, N. C SPEECH
Ira T. Johnson in Ashe Recorder.
Delivering what one man pronoun- 1
ced the best speech lie ever heard .s
in the Ashe county court house and I ?j
what many pronounced the best ed- ?
uealional address heard in Ashe since t
the days of Aycock, Prof. I. G. Greer | ;i
of Boone stirred his audience Sat-! i
urday Wo v. 17th and sent his crowd i
away thinking. ; t
A snow storm came over the moun t
tains about dawn and blew away a f
large part of the effects of the wide- 1
spread and faithful advertising done c
by County Superintendent J. O. God- i c
D .? : ? ?:* - ?
man. uui m ?|01 me weatner, 1
about fifty school committeemen re- i t
spondee! to Supt. Goodman's invita-1 t
tion. A sprinkling of teachers and
sever.il other citizens completed the ?
The Lost Province band warmed the j
crowd while the coal in the stoves I
sizzled and the wind howled out- 1
side. Professor Greer showed that *
he was cast in heroic mold. He drove v
a flivver over from Boone and went 1
to the bat soon after his arrival. c
Principal Jones of Jefferson School '
directed the crowd's attention to the
importance of service in his devo- h
tional exercires. Jim Goodman intro- *
duced Mr. Greer. Catching his crowd ^
with humorous stories at which he
is an adept, the speaker piled illus- I *
t ration on top of facts, added logic |
for a sauce and eloquence for a cha- 1 ^
Speaking directly to the school com *
mitteemen, he divided his address in- !
to three parts?first, the requisites (
of a school committeeman,; second, ^
how a committeeman may serve his 1
community; and third how to make *
a school system more democratic.
The speaker urged moral character
in teachers and committeemen. ?
He showed how school committeemen
can encourage worthy boys and
girls, and emphasized their duty to
help make their communities clean. ,
It was in the third part of his ad- j
"Kress thai Mr. Greer especially challenged
the thought of his hearers.
Strongly advocating the county-wide
school plan, he moved his audience
to applause. "Every dollar of prop-.
erty in Ashe county ought to stand
behind the education of every boy
and girl in the county," he declared.
While this plan of making the entire
county a special tax district to
lengthen the school term to eight '
months in every district will meet
with opposition, some honest, and
some from the usual crowd who oppose
every progressive step, Mr. I
Greer's exposition of it produced I
thought that will bring fruit. It is
a nitv that every school committee
man in the county could not have
been present. Every voter should have
heard the address. By such blows j
as Greer struc kSaturday public sentiment
is moulded, and an intelligent
i public sentiment will demand welfare
1 work, a county demonstration agent
' consolidation of schools wherever
practical, and soon, the county-wide
school plan. This is as inevitable as
that day will follow night. Honest
but mistaken opinion politicians who
fatten on ignoranc^, false ideas of
economy, selfishness, stinginess, al!
But Jim Goodman says he means j
no backward step will be taken in
Attorney W. B. Austin closed th*.
meeting with a brilliant speech that
emphasized the duty of school committeemen
in solving the problems
that confront the county and in raising
the standard of school work lr.
2 House Will Be 2
! O !*. _ C e
Duiu or jawami
Hoquium, Wash.?The lirst
house In the world to be built *
enftrelv of sawdust goe3 to
J Hoquiam. r
A mill near there has a process
2 by which sawdust Is molded Into
all kinds of building materials,
i 2 including planks, beams, boards.
[ lath and shingles. 2
The material Is waterproof.
2 sound-proof, grained like natural 2
wood, and can be stained or
2 painted. 2
5 BOX SUPPER
There will be a box supper at
t Maple Springs new school house at
Sands, Saturday night Dec. 15th. the
proceeds to go on finishing the school
t house. Ladies, married or single, will
please come and bring a nice box.
I. J. W. BYERS. Teacher.
t County, the Leader of N<
ROL1NA, THURSDAY DECEMBER
TRUCK LOAD OF WATAUGA O
PRODUCE TO THOMASV-tLLE
Early last week the members o! j
.aurel Creek Baptist Church and K
oinday School collected a truck load c;
?f apples, potatoes cabbage and oth- tL
r good mountain products and sent J w
hem to the Thoniasville orphanage . ei
is a Thanksgiving offering ofr the R
nmates of that great institution. The H
oad was valued by the authorities' fc
here at $65.00, and the body has! cc
he -.>tinction of hauling their load 01
arthcr than any ever delivered there h?
>y wagon or truck. The good people j te
lid well and their example could so II
asjlv he followed by others? r.ot on-t th
y to that, but other orphanages in in
as.v reacn 01 us, and let us hope te
h**i hereafter it will be done. | G
TEMS FROM THE tl
There are two Sundays in the ^
nonth when the Methodist tnd Bapist
churches do not hold services. | ^
)n the first Sunday the Baptists do
lot have services and the Methodists w
?n the second Sundays. On the past ^
Sunday the good Baptist people in
urge numbers attended the service ^
it the Methodist church to hear two
xcellent sermons- by Rev. Woosley. ^
rhis tine spirit of harmony should
prevail everywhere as it does in
The Chamber of Commerce met on v>,
Saturday in tHoir usual meeting and j f,
ifter n short talk by President ; o
jiragg they elected for the next six ai
nonths the following officers: W. H. tv
iragg, President; Dr. Mc. G. Anders f;
/ice President* J. M. Dowr.um, Sec- |c.
etary; G. P. Hagaman. Treasurer lvj
mo as a board of directors. .1. F. w
Ho re. Smith Hagaman. E. N. Hahn ,<
3. P.. Dougherty, and M. P. Critcher p,
I 1 Moore, W. (I Hartzog and E. ir:
Si. Hahn wore appointed as a com- Lp
mittce to have the fence put up
around the court house as the com- c<
nissioners had furnished the money. e1
ft was agreed tha t President Grugg 7.
should write the authorities of Wil- Hj
ies County about putting up a sign s.
>n the lines between the two coun jj.
Lies, and Prof. B. B. Dougherty was ^
Lo consult the authorities of the state
>f Tennessee about such a sign on i n
the North Carolina-Tennessee line, j 0
jn the Boom Trail Highway. As the!
surveyor of the proposed new rail- j
road has asked President for any,
suggestions from anyone. K. N. Hahn |
smith iiagamar. ana M. i*. Cmeherj''
nere appointed as a committee to j d
utfer such suggestions as he might . o
veant and might seem proper and v
helpful.?J. M. Dowiuiri. ; r
FOSCOE NEWS r
Mr. Emory Greer of Zionville passed
through town the other day wear - *t
ing the .same old smile. I *f
Mr. W. H. Byrd who has been in |
bad health for some time is much j j
improved and is able to be out again. j Our
school is progressing nicely | c
with two of the best teachers in the i
county. | ,
Mr. D. P. Wyke is a hustling mer-j i
chant. He has had his Christmas line j
in for some time. j j
Mr. Charlie Cole and wife have re-j (
turned from a visit to his brother, (
Mr. Preston Cole in Ashe county.
Mr. cienry Brinkley went up the ,
river, thinking he would catch a fat ,
possum for Thanksgiving, but failed.
He rousted a big fat fox and ran him i
to Foscoe. The women were all frightened.
thinking their children would
be molested, but fortunately he bothered
none except Mr. Wm. McCain's.
Mr. Joe Wagner returned Sunday
with his little son Ralph who has been
in the hospital at Johnson City. The
little boy is much improved.
I Mr. Henry Coffey of Blowing Rock
! visits Foscoe quite often. There must:
j be some attraction for him.
The patients in the hospital at
i Shulls ..ills all seem to be improv-j
( ing around Foscoe from Hampton,
Tenn. We fear he means some mis:
Mr. Gentry from Johnson City is
to preach at the new church Saturday
night and Sunday.
There will be a box supper at the
Foscoe School house Friday night December
7th. The proceeds go for the
| benefit of the poor. Girls, bring your
J boxes, and boys bring a pocket full
j of money and have a good time. Ev'j
cry body invited.
Question: Did King David write
all the book of psalms? All who can
answer this question answer it in
Drthwestern Norch Caroli
FFICERS SEIZE THIRTY
FIVE GALLONS OF SHINE" J
On Tuesday night one Mr. M. W.
ap of Potter Town, in a Packard
ir of the model the company ]
irning out some fifteen years ago.
as apprehended by Prohibition Ag
it Ralph Bingham, at or near the
iver Bridge on the Boone Trail,
is car was searched and the officer i
mini iihont l V?it*l\- fivo "*>"' -e 1
>rn whiskey. The prisoner and his
itfit were brought on to Boone and i
i was given a hearing before Unid
States Commissioner John W.. ]
odges, and in default of a dlie | 1
tousand dollar bond he was placed
i jail, where he still remains. Yes- j <
rday morning Policeman W. R. <
reen made a thorough search of ]
le surroundings where Kay was cap- <
ired and found two and one half i |
illons more, raising the amount to 1 t
7 1-2 gallons The car is held by i
ic officer and the liquor was poured <
i the street in front of Commissioner; j
odges store. 1
Angus Church was also captured j
ith five gallons near Deep Gap. j
r. Hodges bound him over to court ;
id as he could not fill a $500 bond ,
i is in jail also.
'ORTH WHILE CLUB
WILL CLOTHE ORPHANS|(
The Worth While Club, the memoes
of which are ever on the alert
n something to do that will entitle j
tern to the name under which they ^
re laboring, have agreed to clothe!
o of the little girls at the Grand-'
ither Orphanage for th?* winter, at (
ast. A list of their needs was sent
> the Club by the matron, and good 1
am- clothing, shoes, etc. have a! 1
a<iy gone forward. Could anything
moie worth while? Another ormization
of ladies in the town un-' '
er the name of th?- Friday After- '
oon Club are doing work that is( '
immeiidable. These are entirely seprate
from the ladies' church organi-1 ''
Ations which are working year in
nd year out untiringly for their ro-j
pective church orgatyuttion*. The
idies of the town, through their oranizatior.s,
arc certainly potent faejrs
in its uplift and well-being there
f. They aie to be congratulated upn
their splendid achievements.
BLOWING ROCK NEWS
Rev. Mr. Muggins was a visitor in
Sch=?! !*- ?
a;.. He made a v.ry interesting talk
n the Sunday School lesson which
.as appreciated very much by alii
Miss Annie Lee Crisp teacher in
ho HywLoit i I ipth School was a vistor
with her parents her* Thanks,i\?ng
Miss >.nh*I Williaui- a teacher at!
Lmner Elk spent the week end with j
tome folks here.
Miss Minnie Day spent Thanksgiv-j
ng day at her home near Bamboo. I
diss Day is one of the town's highly
Miss Mary Chester the little folks''
ouch loved teacher visited Mrs. A.:
VI. Oritcher last Sunday.
Miss Lena Hartley aft er spending I
he summer in Virginia has return-:
?d to Blowing Bock to spend the winter.
Mrs. Annie Hollars after spending;
a few months in Greensboro has returned
to Blowing Rock where she
will visit home folks before joining
her husband in Marion, N. C.
Mr. Thomas Coffey, Jr. visited home
folks here Thanksgiving day.
The boys pulled off a big Thanksgiving
hunt. They went to catch a
bear. We have not learned why they
Mr. Grover Bobbins and familyvisited
in Lenoir last Sunday.
Herbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee
H'.x <n??nt Thanksgiving with his
parents- Hubert is a high school student.
As the old year passes away let
us all remember to pray for loved
on^s that roam without love and
As the New Year comes let us
fight whiskey and rum, the curse that
blights youth and destroys peace and
Christians, all help us to pray for
our hoys that are away. Jesus keep
watch with me; keep us all near
Tom Tarheel says: The farmer who
uoc?s not study his business is like
the prehistoric animal which could
not adapt himself to changing conditions
and life passed him by. Standing
still is stagnation.
na.?Established in I 888
LADIES CLUB PLANS
Worth While Club Ljiunche: Program
of Progrca* Comprise* Civic ?ni
The Worth While Club held its
regular bi-inonthlv meeting at the
iome of Mrs. I). J. Cottrell Nov. 80.
The house was beautifully decorated
.vith potted plants.
After prayer led by Mrs. G. P
nagaraan rne ionowing ousmess was
Cemetery improvement was discussed
and a definite plan of action
lecided upon. A committee was appointed
to see those in charge of the
cemetery for permission to huiid a
fence arouml it. A vote was made
:o ask the Friday Afteroon Club, the
Chamber of Commerce and all other
nrganiz ltions or persons interested
n this movement for their cooperaion.
The Club has some money and
ilenty of work promised towards the
building: of the fence. It was voted
o have an entertainment at the home
)i Mrs. J. M. MoreU immediately
if tor the holidays to obtain some
ricre money for this work.
It was voted to have a Christmas
ree for the children in the county
Prizes for the competitors in the
composition contest, were decided
upon. 'Ihe Chamber of Commerce
-.as very generously given two dolais
to each of the winners in this
;ontest. The Worth While Club will
idd three dollars to this sum, makng
a toal of five doilars*lo each winter.
The club voted to help the Chamber
of Commerce with its. movement
;o beautify the court house lawn. If
he Chamber of Commerce will fence
in the lawn by March 1st the Worth
While Club will furnish the flowers
A circulating library for the town
was discussed and held open for a
A letter from Mrd. Hall of Mount.
Airy was read. Her words of praise
were much appreciated by the club.
Mrs. Hall will be president of District
number two of the Federation of
Clubs after May 1. 1024.
The Ciub will study home economics
following the course and prog
rams furnished by the Federation.
Another ? business was dis- SHH
cussed and held open until the next
The following program was given:
Quartette?Mesdames Cicero Greer,
K M. huggins, W. G. Ilartzog and
George Huganian, with Miss Ruth
I'oilrell at trie piano, urigin 01 me
Thanksgiving day?Mrs. .1. C. Cook;
Thankfulness?Mrs. -I. T. C. Wright
Poem, Thanksgiving?Mrs. A. L.
Cook; A turkey contest was enthusiastically
entered into by all present.
Mrs. F. M. Hoggins won the
prize, a beautiful Turkish towel.
Delicious refreshments of fruit
salad, coffee and candies were served
by the hostess, assisted by her daughters
Misses Ruth and Ruby.
The next meeting of the club will
be with Mrs. Roby Hayes Dec. 14.
The ball game between the Foseoe
! and Grandfather school boys was a
very interesting one, the score being
1 twenty five to twenty eight in favor
The box supper at the Grandfather
school house last Saturday night was
a nice success, a good sum being raiscq.
Mrs. Carrie Fox has been sick for
^onie time but she is now improving.
We are having a good school at
I Grandfather. The attendance is very
larpS1. Our teachers are Mrs. Crettie
j Hodges, MrsT Birdie Mo?dy ?'?d Mr.
Russell Hensot). They are thve4 of
! the county's best teachers.
Mr. i-nd Mrs. J. M. Minnic.k of
Johnson City were pleasant visitors
at the home of Mr. J. L. Fox last
Mr. B. S. Gragg and daughter Miss
Pearl iiave been very low with pneumonia
fever for the past two weeks,
but we are glad to know that they
are getting some better.
Mr. Isaac Johnson at Roan Mountain,
Tenn. was a week end visitor at
the home of Mr. H. H. Btrr>.
Mr. Burgin Gragg of this section
while working at a skidder on Boone
Fork last Saturday was caught with
some logs and badly hurt.
Miss Cora Lee Taylor of Tennessee
has been visiting friends and relatives
here for the past two weeks.