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WINTRY WEATHER P
IN RANKS 0
millions of dollars estima
cotton growing st;
A Concord dispatch says:
Plumbers, coal dealers and garage
men were not the only class of laborers
who benefitted from the cold
weather which swept over this section
of the country recently, causing
I water pipes t?> freeze and burst, coa
supplies to decrease with unpleasant
rapidity and auto radiators to freeze
Claiming even greater benefit than
these from the cold are the farmers
who feel that millions of boll weevils
were killed anu millions more depriv
cd of birth by the wintry weather
that carried mercury the lowest since
Local authorities wise in the ways
of the weevil declare they are unable
to place a definite estimate on the
money saved by the weevils destroyed,
but they estimate that millions
of dollars were saved throughout the
cotton belt ana that the benefits resulting
the freeze far outnumber the
Weather like that of Saturday and
Sunday when the mercury for hours
flirted with the zero mark, was undoubtedly
very damaging to the
weevils hibernating: in and near cotton
fields, one cotton expert of this
county pointed out, and he expressed
the opinion that the freezing
weather was worth tons of poison
that would have been applied to the
crop after it began growing.
**Jn order to live through the winter
months," another expert pointed
out. "the hibernating weevil must
eliminate a certain per centage of his
body moisture. Under favorable
dry weather the weevil is able to do
this, but rains penetrate to his hiding
place?under the oark of stumps, in
straw and stalks of last year plants
and other places? and if the damp
spell is followed by freezing temper-,
aturi the weev freezes arid bursts
like so many of the water pipes in
the cities have done."
R. D. Goodman, county farm agent
for Cabarrus county, declared that
while the cold snap undoubtedly kill
e?i many weevils, this fact does not
mean that the weevil is necessarily
wiped out. Under the ordinary weather
conditions, Mr. Goodman pointed
out. only a few of the weevils which
^ take cover in winter survive, but the
fewtnat do survive can multiply so
mnidlv th??T >? nut inmn?cihl?>
the 192-1 crop will be damaged by
The severely cold weather of U?17
18, Mr. Goodman stated hail something
to do with the delay of the
weevils in reaching the Piedmont
sections, hut there is great difference
between such weather as the south
experienced that winter and the weather
so far this winter. It* the
weevils that do survive.the rigors of
the winter are favored with cloudy
rainy weather during the month of
July, the weevil army will be as large
as ever and may accomplish as much
damage to the 1924 crop as it did to
the 1922 ami 1922 crops, Mr. Godman
said, adding in conclusion that
without question millions of dollars
had been saved to the southern farmer
by the icy blasts which swept
from the north Saturday and Sunday.
| In North Carolina the mercury was
lowest at points where no cotton
was raised, hut for the entire state
* the temperature was unusually low.
In tnis and other cotton growing
counties of the Piedmont section the
mercury was only a few degrees
above zero at the highest, and what
is true of this state is true of othc-i
states which produce large cottor
states which produce large cottoi
crops, fiven in Texas whore million,
of bales are raised each year, unu
suaUy cold weather prevailed lasi
week, ami from the l-one Star state
to northern Florida, then up the At
lantic seaboard and across the soutl
eastern states, the wintry winds car
ried their intense cold to practical!)
every cotton producing state in th<
. Referred from last issue: A beau
tiful and most delicious birthday din
ner was served last' Sunday at th
Commercial Hotel by Mrs. Quails ii
honor of her sister-in-law Mrs. G. f
Newspaper Published in ai
$1.50 Per Ye>r BOONE.
II A VP 1 * A X ry-v ^
L^SA I o n/\ V ut
'F THE BOLL WEEVIL
rED SAVED TO FARMERS OF THE
\TES BY RECENT COLD
RTH TONS OF POISON
FINELEY P. MAST DEAD.
Mr. Fin ley P. Mast, one of Wa-1
tauga's most aged and beloved citi-1
^en.s died at his home at Sugar Grove
I last Saturday. Heart trouble, following
a severe attack of cold, was the
cause of his death. Mr. Mast was ab:
out 92 years old. lie was married
to Miss Rhoda Smith in Jan. 1866. j
To them were born six children, four!
girls and two boys, all of whom are !
' living, but none were present when j
Mr. Mast died.
He had been a member of the Cove
Creek Baptist Church since 1881,
j and lived fully up to his Christian
profession through all the years. We j
are told that he was temperate from
his youth up. and had no disposition i
to knock his enemies or boost his i
friends. He lived a quiet, unassuming1
life, having firm convictions of his!
j own. but respecting those of others, i
1 He was a loyal member of the Maj
sonic Fraternity and was. we think,
a member longer than any other mar.
in the county. lie was buried with
Masonic honors on Monday. Truly a
imrtil WIT- -irwl !' ** U"
nassed to his- reward, and he will be
-adiy missed in his home, his church
and in his community. Peace t.o his
ashes, respect to his memory.
FAIL TO FIND TUT S JEWELRY
Expected to Uncover Considerable
Treasure in Shrine But it Was
Empty of Gens.
T?e anticipations of the excavators
that another cache of treasures
notable jewelry, might he disclosed
1 between the second and thoir 1 shrine
| of Tutankhamen's canopic sepulchre j
j have not beer, realized.
After one of the most arduous
pieces of work he has undertaken j
since the discovery of the tomb. IIovVard
Carter has cucceeded in dismantling
the front section of the lid
of the second shrine, thereby revealing
a greater part of the third casket,
and affording a glimpse into the
space between the second and third
It is understood nothing was found
in this space. Or. the other hand thei
third shrine stands revealed as one
of the mart beautiful of those surj
rounding the Pharaoh's sarcophagus.
I It is brightly gilded and like the rest,
| abundantly inscribed with hieroglyph-*
j ics, with golden ornamentation run|
ning around the cornice, and a roof I
j of brilliant shining "red. The inside]
j of the roof of the second casket is
^ painted with figures of the gods, representative
of the protective device
of hawks' wings outspread and the
j cartouches of the king.
The front section of the roof was
i de-posited in the anti-chamber of the
j tomb, and the other section will be |
i attacked tomorrow. During the course j
| of the morning the remaining portion j
i of the linen pall, swathed in cotton '
| wool, was removed to the laboratory |
together with a cardboard box con- j
taining the more than 100 gilded ro- ;
settes with which the pall was bespangled.
Mrs. Percy Newberry, head of the ;
Embroiderers' guild and wife of the!
eminent archaeologist who is aiding j
in the work at the tomb, lias under-j
r:?ki r to rofonstruet the nail.
Mr. H. C. Hodges, Millard Watson:
and Baxter McKendy "went t?> Itoonej
Monday on business.
Mr. A. J. Miller with his Ford
took Mr. R. K. Bingham to Lenoir,
i X. C. Monday.
: Miss Fronev Miller returned froinj
: the Watauga Hospital two weeks ago'
. She is getting along tine,
i The Christmas tree at Mount Eph*
j riant school came off nicely without
. any disturbance.
1 Mr. T. 1). Greer, Brady Cox and
- Leonard Carrol returned from Win;
ston Salem Saturday where they were
-? looking for work.
Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Greer died Monday of pneumonia fever.
, Mrs. Nancy Hayes who has been
ill for some time is improving.
2 Tom arheel says that this recent
n cold weather gave him a powerful
appetite and he wonders if he gave
his chickens and cows enough to eat
so they too would keep warm
ad for Boone and Wataugi
WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA
1 he Old Stone Chu
(By Nell Rosalie Car
Far away among the shadow
Of the North Carolina Hi
Far beyond the restless citie
With their sorrows and t
Stands a grand old rough si
With its steeples towerini
Tipping as it were to
Massive stones all linked tc
Till they look almost as c
While the gorgeous stained
Reflect a rainbow in the i
But when the silent shades
Creep across the distant
You can hear the church be!
For all is calm, yes all is
Then as the shadows softly
Thru the windows, 'cross
There seems a sacred bene?
Somehow hovering o?er y
While the organ and the ch
Take up the tune we all 1
Thanking God for his great
For all hi* love and tende
It is this grand old church t
As a light house in the si
Reflecting 'cross our waywa
"Peace, sweet peace, for
A beacon light across the pa
That offers Christ to all v
To Him for pardon and f
This grand old church c
HOW TO PREVENT FIRES
Recently the Worth While Club
together with the Chamber of Commerce
offered prizes to the children ,
in the different grades of the public
school for the best letters submitted
on a given subject. The 1 (ters
were handed in and we are privileged
to print one of them each
week, the following being No. 15 or'
the prize winner in the Sixth Grade:!
rTre is one of the most dangerous
things in the world. In the United
States there were 83,000 dwellings
burned; 50,000 lives lost and $250,000,000
dollars destroyed by fire
annually. Means snouiu De aaopteu
to prevent this great loss and suffering.
If $250,000,000 were saved it
would clothe and feed many an or- j
phan child who is now suffering.
Carelessness is thv greatest eause j
of fires. Matches should be handled
with care and not thrown in waste j
baskets or on the floor where mice j
and rats would be liable to find them.
The way in which mice and rats cause 1
fire is by carrying them in their!
mouths with the end that strikes!
next to a ceiling. When a match j
flames they drop it and a fire soon :
starts. If children can get matches;
they will try experiments such as
building a fire in the middle of the ;
floor. For instance a small boy un-j
tier took to scare a hen off her nest*
by setting it on fire which resulted
in burning the barn and dwelling
Kerosene is another great taus<
f fives. It should be handled even
more- carefully than matches. Ofttimes
on picking up a paper we read
of some woman or child being burned
to death by trying to start a fire!
with oil. Kerosene should be kept
| in a room away from fire as it i,
i liable to get hot and explode.
Lamps which burn oil must he free!
! ironi dust and the burners open good |
| or the oil will come in contact with.
[ the blaze a:ui cause great trouble,
j Above all fire danger gasoline
! is ihd greatest. If it is near fire
the heat draws it, and it sometimes
blazes before the heat reaches it.
By all means kerosene and gasoline
must be kept seperate, as kerosene I
may be used for purposes which gasoline
cannot. Clothes that have been
cleaned with gasoline should be kept
away from fire. Oil stoves should be
treated as lamps, thai is keeping them
free from dust.
Then in building a house the walls
should be made rat proof, the chim
neys and flues built so that fire can
a County, the Leader of
ROL!NA, THURSDAY JANUARY
rch at Banner Elk
dwell, Knoxvillp, Teno.)
reach and kiss the bluenes> cf
?ne, . . .
h*t guides as
Christ is born."
>f Mountain Stone.
m>t escape anywhere. The brick mus
bo chosen with care and the piaster
ingr kept clean.
To he .sure brick buildings ar
better, especially in towns where th
houses are close together. But o
course everyone cannot afford thes
so thev should prepare to have wai
or ready and a large rubber huso
the fire may be checked. Tha
WOill'i It" nitioh thai' in re
A da ye very two weeks should b
set apart for cleaning up day. &
a!! paper and trash may be kep
away from a building as fire wi!
start in litter.
Teach everyone to thro wal thei
cigarette stubs in the fire, or be
sure they are clear from fire be for
Many houses have been burne
by careless smokers.
Unlearned and careless peopl
tart many forest fires which bur
many houses at once. 1 think th
hrst way to prevent this is to teae
lire prevention in school. Of cours
the older people will have to lear
by experience. But the children ma
be trained so that when theyvare oi
der and go hunting or camping the
will not build :\ fire and leave
burning, or win i it cannot be quer
ched at once.
SCORE ANOTHER ONE
FOR TOWN OF BOON
Win-ton Silent Journal
"Boone, in tht mountains, appeal
to have been the coldest spot in th
State," says the Associated Press i
reporting the eccentricities of til
mercury ii North Carolina durin
i he last three days.
Now, maybe everybody will b<
<ieve what the Journal so long hi
been insisting is true, namely, th<
the choice summer resort section
North Carolina is in the mountair
of tne Northwest. That's whet
Boone is. '
Mind you, we have never recon
mended the Northwest as a wiutf
j resort. But for summer living ths
i is living it has the world beat. Doi
! forget that the same forces of natui
! that drive the mercury to the botto
! ir. winter keep the mercury down
The coldest spot in the state
J January is also and always the coc
| est spot in the State in July. A
j those who found the Boone Trj
l last summer know what we say
* v v r '-y V
Northwestern North Carol
f 17, 1924. 5 Cts. aCopy
V SCULPTURED HEAD
WILL SOON GAZE
DREAM OF AGED DAUGHTER O
TRUE SATURDAY WlLEADER
A GOOD LADY PASSES
| Mrs. Jasper Thomas of Mabel, died
| at her home last Friday after an illj
ness of .several months. Interment
i was made Sunday at Union Church.
; The Revs. L. A. Wilson and A. J
i Greene conducted the funeral. Mrs. j
j Thomas had been in declining health,
I for quite a while, but everything her j
| husband and children could do for1
i her was done. Sh#? ?nj.nf ?
? u|<vi>t ovmr umv |
at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore!
and has since been under the care i
of some of our best local physicians,
j She was, before her marriage, Miss
Wilson, born and reared in Watau -v
She was a consistent member of the
Baptist Church for many years.
While some shadows, deep and
dark, settled over her, she bore them j
with ail the Christian fortitude possible.
A gentleman who had known
her intimately for many years was
heard to remark: "She was a good'
woman." What five words could say
Mrs. Thomas was the mother of
12 children, 10 boys and two girls, j
| line * f whom with the sorrowing,
i husband, survive her. to whom the
j Democrat extends sympathy.
Deputy Collector, Marion Thomas
one of the sons, was down-stale when
1 ho mother was neaiing the dark riv
or, but was wired for and arrived
, a fev. hours before she died.
WITH THE LOCAL i
Sunday School at 111 a. m. .J. B. j
Steele, Superintendent. A largo at-:
tendance was present last Sunday.
: Each member can make the school!
t A Worker's Council will be conduc t
.. ted Sunday at 2:.*>0 p. m. All teachers
and officers of the school are
(k called to meet at this time,
i-: Preaching* at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m
f j by the pastor.
o! Epworth League 6:15 p. m.
.j Wednesday prayer service 7:00 p.*
e , "i
t A welcome is extended to all.
AT THE BAP lis l CriliRCn
L. Sunday School i 0 a. m. \V. R.
0 Gragg. Sno. i intendem.
lt Preaching 1 1 a. m. and 7 p. m.
i) 1'.. V. P. I . at 6 p. m.
Prayer s-. rvice Wednesday at 7 p.
r i?. Choir practice after prayer sor-j
(. .Ian 16th has been suggested asi
a day of prayer and fasting in the (
fl interest of our denominational work.!
The prayer service Wednesday night;
0 win ot* ui me interest ot our worK.
n | We hope to have many out for this
e service. The finishing of the 75 Milh
lion Campaign is a spiritual task.
t. 1 el us call upon Clod for his power
n | and leadership. The time has come to
i- Next Sunday a collection will be
v taken for relief in the Bast Every i
one ought ;o make a contribution to
i_ those suffering without food and
clothing. Wo have plenty. We do not
I suffer for food or clothing, but there
are many who d?? Should not common ;
human sympathy prompt us to d<
^ so? A collection at ?'hw season is being
taken throughout the Souihem i
Baptist Convention. Gift.- do not
s count on pledges to the campaign.
"* The Indies of the church are hav1:
ihg their v ; ek of prayer this week.
,e W. K. Cragg resigned as clerk of
^ tie. Church Sunday, and G. \V. Ciragg
was elected to succeed him. Z
The Senior 11. V. 1*. LT. reorgauized
Sunday night. The officials had a
lt meeting Monday night and planned
'l i for the work of the quarter.
j The const miction of the new
e; church at Blowing Rock is going fov
ward satisfactorily, w hen completft-|
ed this building: will be. not the most
-r expensive, but perhaps the most unique
and attractive of ar.v.
it j 1
re SPELLING BEE AT THE
m VALLE CRUCIS SCHOOL
in There will be an old fashioned
| spelling bee at the Valle Crucis Misini
sion School Saturday January 26th
?1- under the auspices of the Parent ill
Teachers' Association. Everybody is
lilj invited to come and enjoy the fun.
is! Admission only ten cents. The state
i adopted spelling books will l>e used.
ina.?Established in I 888
OF GENERAL LEE
FROM STONE MOUNT
F THE OLD SOUTH WILL COME
IEN BUST OK DIXIE'S
ATLANTA, GA. Jar.. 15.--Th?>
1 realization of a dream will come
true for Mrs. Helen Plane, 90 year
old daughter of the Confederacy in
the unveiling next Saturday Jan. 19
j of the sculptured portrait of Gen.
j Robert E. Lee's head in the side
of stone Mountain located 20 miles
It was Mrs. Plane widowed in the
! war between the states and a charter
member of the U. D. (\ who
first conceived the idea of a memorial
to the Southland's chieftain on
the side of Ston, ?- *
her mental picture was confined to
the bare head of the chieftain.
hen other members of the U.
D. ('. took up the plan and eailed
in Gutson Borglum. the sculptor, it
was elaborated to depict in granite
the figures of Lee. Jackson. Davis
four other distinct characters to be
named later and a spread of sculptor:
ng to portray the men who followed
Mrs. Flai;? has been selected to
unveil the chieftain's head Saturday.
In addition to the hundreds of veterans
who are expected to come
from all parts of the south, governors
of several southern states will
The program for the exercises as
decided upon so far provides for
the day's oration to be delivered by
Dr. Plat o Durham of Emory University,
and the benediction to be pronounced
by Bishop Benj *nin J. Keiley
of the Catholic diocese of Georgia
General \\\ B. Haldoman. commander
in chief of the United Confederate
veterans has sent word that
his health would not permit of his
leaving home at Fort Myers, Fla.,
but he has designated General Julian
H. Thomas to represent him.
General Haldoman in militarv nrdorv
has urged all Veterans to come who
find it possible to do so.
WORTH WHILE CLUB
The Worth While <"lub held its
regular bi-monthly meeting at the
home of its president, Mrs. L. L.
Bingham Friday Jan. 11th. The
house was thrown en suite and tastily
decorated with baskets of evergreens.
After d^yotinnnl exercises an unusually
long, hut nevertheless interesting
business -ession was held..
Fjicouruging reports wert Riven by
ine various cumniiuees xor outer
work. New committees for other
work wore appointed by the president
The program committee had planned
a peace program for the afternoon
This program was a continuation of
the program of the Dec. 14 meeting.
Papers on World Destruction and
a World Court have been prepared
and were read by Mrs. Wright and
M rs. Iluggins.
A pleasant social hour was enjoyi
ed by the members present.
A word contest on nations was entered
into with the usual spirit of
; fun Mesdames Iluggins. Hagaman
I and Hartzog tied for the prize. Mrs.
| Hartzog won with her usual luck in
j a draw.
The hostess* ability to make good
! sandwiches was proven by the variety
| of dainty sandwiches served with eq!
u&lly delicious totfee followed by
The next meeting of the club will
be with Mrs. Frank Moore Friday
; Jan. 25.
IS THE CHAMBER OF
COMMERCE WORTH WHILE?
!> the Boon. Chamber of Com.
mcrce really worth while? Is it
north while for the business and
I general inters <s of the eountv and
j town? If it (> why should not each
i one be on hand each Saturday night
j at 7:30? Perhaps no one hours of
! the week days will mean as much
| for your own business and the gen- /
erai interests ol ootn trie town and
county as the hour you may spend
at the Chamber of Commerce on
Saturday night. Will you be present
next Saturday night at 7:30 sharp?
If the Boone Chamber of Commerce
is not worth while let us kill it and
bury it, not murder it by negligence.
We arc at your disposal.
\V. H. GRAGG. Pres.
J. M. DOWNUM, Secy.
| January 14, 1924.