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^ BLOWING ROCK I
Mrs. Maggie Skipper with her sister
Mrs. Mamie Cutter of Macon.
Ga. arrived here last Friday. They
an* now busy furnishing remodeling <
aru) painting their pretty bungalow i
en Boone Street. Mrs. Skipper and
daughter Mrs. Francis Lowe with
Mrs. Mamie Cutter visited Blowing
jsot-h last summer ami was so charmed
with the mountains here and our
town that they have invested in valuable
real estate and Mrs. Skipper
will make her home here where she
will entertain a number of her friends
in her lovely bungalow, Mountain;
Mr. Letcher Betifiekl has moved inj
to the cottage known as the Pines. |
He says this is his first experience
in housekeeping which he is enjoying
Rev. Mr. Woosley with his singer
Mr, Shoemaker closed a very inter-\
eetiug revival last Sunday night at
the Methodist church here Rev. Wesley
preached to a packed house each
n ** j vice and made many friends here
where he is highly esteemed for his
sterling worth. Mr. Shoemaker who
??ng with Rev. Woosley is a student
of charming personality. He leaves
rrany admiring friends in Blowing
Last week's sick list arc still unimproved.
We are informed that Mr. Gray
Boynton an expert landscape gi.rden4
* will arrive here next week where
be will do his share in ,heaut: Tying
Watauga is a land of beauty that
rhariiHs the stranger and holds the
Blowing Rack is the city on the
mountain top that lets her light shine
tn< it has reached every country in j
1 r-r land and the people flock toj
beautiful Blowing Rock to enjoy its!
health giving breezes Blowing Rock
the beautiful, may you ever pros pet
and open wide your doors to the
ever wekonu* tourist. They are our
friends and here is welcome for.
1hem each and every one that comes
to our lovely mountain land.
Mrs. A. M. Critcher has just received
a letter from her daughter
JMrs. Helen Cooper of Passadena, Cal
r-iy ing that with her husband they
will drive through the country t<;
Blowing Rock, starting in May. They,
expect to drive across the continent
in three weeks. Here is wishing suc-j
t'v SS to t hem on their long journey. |
Mr. Emory Greer was in Foscoe
Mrs. \V. H. Byrd and Mrs. Carrie
"Walters were pleasant visitors at the
home of Mrs. Candas Woodies at
Bhnlls Mills Saturday.
Mr. Henry Brinkley came home
from Boone Friday feeling very bad.
^ AY hope he will soon be out again.
Mr. W. H. Byrd made a business
trip to Avery this week.
As this is leap year the Foscoe
giris are planning a fox chase up
me river. They are sure they can
catch two or three foxes in the drive.
Mr. VY. H. Bvrd believes in buiid*
big, or moving buildings. He moved
a large store house 100 yards in a
lay and a half for Mr. J. F. Coffey
and placed it down ready for use.
M rs. Wesley Coffey is improving
*ome, but very slow.
Mrs. H. S. Wagner is much improved
at this writing.
There will be an entertainmeni
given at Shulls Mills Presbyteriai
graded school on the night of th<
15th of April.
Foscoe is having plenty of old tinu
Indian services. The young peopli
seem to enjoy it and the older folk:
Mrs. Carrie Walters is planninj
on going to Blowing Rock and Le
f noir soon to visit her daughter am
Additional Country Corre^pondenc
on j>a?e five
ewspaper Published in
1.50 Per Year BOONE
Reported Each Week b]
in the Several Secs
FACE A CRISIS THAT
IS ALMOST UNBELIEVABLE
SAYS STATE CHA1RMA1
The following: letter from Stat
phairman ?>f *h N'var Ea^t relief t
VIr. Downum under date of April
honorary state < hainnnn c>f the No;
East Relief in North Carolina rai
ingf $200,000 in the Taiboel Sta
| -his year to support ibl-Sl orpliai
>f Armenian war heroes and ma
tyr.v assigned* to its ea? e.
is timely reading::
My dear Mr. Downum:
This is probably" the most impo
taut letter I have written this ye."
Your past interest in the work
this worthy cause has been manife:
ed in your recent contributions.
L t>_?f_ . u..? :..i,
unbelievable. A. you know we spe
hII of our surplus money and us
a Li of our surplus supplies to fe
the five hundred thousand refuse
of the Smyrna disaster. We have nt
or beers re ompeusod for this. We d
it r tl \m.rican spirit of huma
ity; we had the materia! and t
money and the statf on the tit
and prompted as I said from a h
mnntariau standpoint we went ir
The result is today, I am sorry
ay that unless we make an imn
diale contribution to the work ovi
seas, we must retrench and cut <
probably forty per cent of the el
dren now in the orphanages. T
means back to the streets and t
deserts; back to filth, starvation a
Fifty dollars now is equal to f
| hundred this summer. Shall we ti
these children out or shall we k<
I them? I am enclosing the mater
v. ith which you can do your part.
Assuring you that I will do m
let us help in the name of Chi
Honorary State Chairm
SIMMONS WOULD FINISH
CUT HO YEARS IN SENA
Washington, April sth.?Senb
| Purnifold M. Simmon? toc:a> n
j formal notice of his candidacy
reelection to the United States s
ate with the state board of electi
of North Carolina and sent to
board the entrance fee required
If renominated and re-elected
, coming term will be Senator S
' j monV fifth term in the United Sti
i Senate and will complete thirty y^
| for him in tliat body.
^ Senator Simmons is now the
l nior Democratic member of the 1
4 ted States senate in length of ser\
There are only two republican s<
a tors. Lodge and Warren, who 1
e served longer than Senator Simm
g He was first elected to congress
member of the house of represe
? tives in 1886, 38 years ago.
The revival meetings now in
gress at the Episcopal Church con
ted by Evangelist Isbell of Lei
continue to increase in interest f
a evening to evening. A cordial in1
j . *o:i to attei.d . extended to ail.
and for Boone and Wataug
. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH Ci
C. C. H. S. EXERCISES
I TO BE NEXT WEEK
| Commencement Program at Cove
Creek High School Will be
of Unusual interest
i The second annual commencement
of the Oovo Creek High School w ill
he held on Friday Saturday and Sunday
April 1K-20. On Friday afternoon
:.t I :'A0 the boys and girls of the
hitrh school will enlace in a declamation
and recitation contest, the winin
rs to receive a gold medal. Also
^ the students in the music department
will give a recital at this program.
e On Friday evening at 7:110 the stun
dents cf the grammar grades will pre -
sent an onerottn "The Princess of
Poppyland.'* This promises to be one
of the most interesting features of
the entire commencement.
Saturday morning at 10 :'!0 the
class day exercises by 'he senior class
will he giv?n. Dinner will be served
?m the ground. At 1 :00 o'clock the
literary address to the graduates will
he delivered by Dr. -J. D. Rankin of
the A. T. S
Following the address, diplomas,
perfect attendance certificates, medals
and honor ?oil certificates will
Saturday evening it 1 :dt) o'clock
the senior class will present a play
"Borrowed Money." This is a |>la>
in four acts by Oliver i\ Parker and
has been a great success where it
has been given. An admission fee of
lee for children will he charged end
' e for adult!), the proceeds to he
us"d by the school.
^unda> morning at 11 o'clock th?
11 mniencement sermon will be preach'"|ed
in the school auditorium by Rev,
! A. Sherwood of Krwin. Tenn. Mr
Slnrwood has many relatives anc
' friends, in Watauga who will enjoj
n a ring him.
We hope to have hall games or
Friday and Saturday afternoons be
iween * ic hool team and the Ap
m Training School. Wi
hope to have a large attendance an<
t extend to everybody a cordial inv'ta
,st ITEMS FROM THE
nt APPALACHIAN SCHOOI
l',l | Thr Appalachian TrainiiiK Schoa
iiase uau team is naving team prnc
'v-1 tiee when the weather will permit
lid They are hoping to he very efficien
n- I soon.
h" Miss Gladys Swift of the Trainin;
'Id School, was operated on at the hio
| pita I foi appendicitis on April It
do and is reported as gelling on we I
and it is hoped hy her friends thfl
to this splendid young lady may ver
ie" soon be able to return to her worl
l>r* She is i:i the senior class.
Prof. W. J. Rowe of the publi
school, was pretty badiy shaken u
in the auto accident of a few da}
^ * ago, but his many friends are gla
nc* to know that he is able to he out aj
ive The past week gave this sectio
trn seVeral snows, the one on Friday ;
?CP bout as pretty as ever fell, though
ial was followed by a rain, and son
'ne The pastor of the Methodist churc
r!St R? v. M. I?. Woosley, being at Blowit
conducting n meeting, services at th;
church were conducted morning ai
evening by Professors J. D. Rank
i,r" and .1. M. Downum of the Trair.ii
On April 3 M?. Riley Greer livii
ir? the eastern part of this courr
ttor was 100 years* old, and his inai
iled friends in the county came togeth
*or to do him honor, bringing well ti <
ien" baskets and loaded with their co
ons tents a table 1 10 leet long and
the feet wide, more than the crowd <
by j ti mated ai from 700 to 1000 con
' consume. Rev. L. C. Wilson, -V
the j Greer's pastor, was master of cei
>im- monies. After he had read a select i
ites from the Bible and led in pray
iars se veral short talks were made inclu
ing Rev. \V. C. Greer of Spray,
se" great nephew oi the old grentlems
jni- Revs. Sebastian and Uriah Farthir
rice. 'fhe main address for the occasi
jna- was delivered by Professor I.
lave Greer of the Traininfi School,
ons. number of pictures pf the crowd wt
* as taken including one of the Gre<
nta- present, the number of this name \
ing 77. * * *
Owing to the inclement weath
and an attack of cold President
pro- P. Dougherty has not been at l
due- Training School for several days,
loir, J. M. DOWNUM.
you take- your county paper ^
ja County, the Leader of 1
VROLiNA. THURSDAY APRIL 10.
I COUNTY AGENT
WILL BE RETAINED
Hundreds of the more progressive
citizens of the county met in
Boone on last Monday pursuant to
the call made last week, to protest
against the proposed removal of our
county farm agent, Mr John B.
Steele who has labored so acceptably
in the interest of this county
for the past two years. The sentiment
was unusually strong against his removal.
as a result of which he was
reinstated, his new term to expire
July 25. 1025.
The people on the whole are grate
fu! t.o the commissioners for their
action in the matter and it is to be
expected that after the next year's
work there will be no issue along
LINES BEING RUN?WOULD
OPEN ADDITIONAL STREETS
Our board of aldermen has bee
actively engaged for some days in
surveying about the town, locating
lines and laying out preparatory to
opening up additional streets, one
to be known as South Street, which
is a continuation of the one through
the Rivers property which intersects
with the Blowing Rock road just
i south of E. S. Coffc y's home. Another
they have in view passes through
tb?- -I. I). Council! shop lot and tops
. Queen Street at the corner of the
! property, ami through the
Jones lots, g^init east to the Daniel
Boone Park, and west. to Green
Heights. This sounds good and it will
| open up some of the prettiest prop!
ertios in the entire town.
( "UNCLE JERRY" l.ENOIR,
AGED COLORED MAN, DEAD
Uncle Jerry Lenoir, perhaps thr
most widely known and highly re
1 spected colored citizen in Watauga
died at his home in Boone Monday
night, lie was a soldier in the Civi
V'ai anil so l'a r as we know. ha> beer
a resident of Watauga ever since
He was near 80 years of age. A
lady said n our presence some year:
ago: "If i was called on to selec
one of the host men 1 know. I woult
not pass Jerry Lenoir." and we he
,1 lie cd every word she said. He \va
- u consistent member of the Mcthodis
'Church a;ul lived his religion ever:
t l ihiv i?? thi- I'onr 11 vvsu hannvt l<
c *nt, trustworthy in every sensi
?; of the word, and will be sorely miss
.. ed by the people of his race who re
hj>ide in Watauga. He was laid to res
!. yesterday afternoon in the town evm
ir! cfiry, the Rev. Peeler conducting th
yj funeral services.
FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF
J PRESENT BAPTIST PASTORAT]
p The fourth anniversary of the pre*
.. nt pastorate will be featured Sur
tl i 11 a. m.
1. Financial Growth of th
Church?G. P. Hagaman.
,j 2. Numerical Growth?W. I
:l.1 c, ragg.
lt; 3. Spiritua 1 Growth?Mrs. G. 1
4. Things that Strengthen the R<
h laiion of pastor and Church?I. (
5. Mora! Support of the Pastoral
j I). D. Dougherty.
jn | 6. Are we" making the Most i
^n.; Our Opportunities D. J. Cottrell.
i 7. What the pastor and his wi:
iiavc meant to us?r^. ^ i oucy.
lv I is. What tne Church has meai
,v to us.?F. >1 Muggins.
,.r It is planned to intersperse tl
L.tj above program with songs from tl
i oi?l Christian Harmony?the songs *
I' our fathers and grandfathers. Tl
.s. I exercises will displace the reerul
Id J Poaching services ot* the month
[r< hour. There will be a program !
.e_ the young people at night.
er PARENT-TEACHERS ASSN.
d- WILL ELECT NEW OFFICEI
a The Parent Teachers Associate
ui. will meet at the Public School buil
ing Friday April 11th at 2:30 p.
on for the annual election of office
G. This important meeting has been c
A layed on account of bad weather, a
're it is hoped that every member vs
?rs be present on time at this date.
>e* the plans for the work of the assoc
tion for the coming year may be p<
el*? fected at once. Our public sch<
B. needs the association. Let us ma
u.. ... ..
| reaay to moot our responsibility.
The nominating committee is co
posed of Mrs. D. D. Dougherty, M
Annie Stanbury, Mrs. J. D. Counc
Mrs. Smith Hagaman. Pr
Mrs. Roy Johnson, Secy.
Northwestern North Caroli
1924. 5 CU. aCopy
4Tl CL?U D: o r
i uuu uuau i vise up Derc
Honour the Face <
| Special to the Democrat.
On last Thursday April 3 a great
throng of people estimated at be:
twuen 700 and 1000 left their farms,
stores, mills, shop.-, banks and homes
and inef at the home of Thomas M.
Greer on the Boone Trail Highway
r.'t-iit miincnviKiii, ,\ v. to I'MdiruU'
the one hundredth birthday of his
father Riley Greer. It was a most
beautiful and lovely day; not a cloud
floating in the sky. and the sun seemed
to point down with fingers of
warmth, light and love, amid the
songs of birds, to honor the grand
The services were opened by Rev.
L. ('. Wilson l?* reading the first
chapter of I'salms. following with a
prayer. A number of noted ministers
and speakers were present who added
much to the occasion by deliver-j
ing very pleasing and attractive ad-j
dresses. First speaker was Rev. Conley
Greer, a relative of the aged man J
who made a very appropriate talk. \
closing with the pathetic little poem.
"Rock me to sleep mother, rock me
The minister was followed by Professor
I. G. Greer of Boone who
paid a fitting tribute to the pioneers
who had blazed the way leading to
.jour present civilization. Prof. Greer
said in part: 'The man whose birth;
day we have met to celebrate has lived
during the lifetime of every pros'
idem of the United States except
I Wi\ hington."
^ He was born on April 1821, in,
what was then the wilderness of wes- i
tern North Carolina; John Adams
the second president, Thomas -leffert
son. Father of the Declaration of ln-|
j dependence and third president, las. j
J Madison, father of the Constitution,
. | and fourth president, were still iivt
j ing. II- was bom the year that John
' Quincy Adam.- was elected president.
Here is a man who with one hand
! can reach hack into the cradle of our
national lite ami . un the other ho
can fee! the throbbing pulse of our
^ 1 on rushing civilization of 11*2-1.
.Whe h? was born there wen
e oi.lt twenty three states in the Union,
'wo of these were west of the
Mississippi. During his life time 25
j states have been born ami added to
^ the Union Not a foot of railroad had
been built when this man came into
j.ithe world. Our mighty industrial sysI
tern has been built up during his life
[e I time. 1 couid enumerate at length the
wonderful changes that have taken
lm place during the life of this man.
But amid all these rapid developmcnts,
there is one thing that has
never changed, it is the value of a
L._ citizen in a community who has liv_j
ed the clean, courageous life that
our own Uncle iley Greer has lived.
(At this point the speaker emphasized
the importance of a clean life)
,f In the midst of our marvelous progress
let us not forget that we owt
fe to the pioneers of this country, wht
made it possible for us to enjoy the
nt blessings of our present civilization
Over every modern luxury there i:
lt. lurking the shadow of ancient hard
sh:p wrought out by these men o"
,>f valu . As we speed along our splen
he did highways, let us remember tha
ar this would not have been possibh
had it not been for the ox cart tha
,y first blazed the pathway. Let us no
forget that where our great cities am
factories now stand, there once stooi
the mighty forests that had to be fell
ed i?v the woodman's axe. All thes
blessings we enjoy because such mei
on as our distinguished friend today ha<
the courage to face and complete th
m' task that lay before them."
rs* Prof. Greer was followed by Re\
G. W- Sebastian and Uriah Farthin
who delivered very touching address
es on the importance of right livin
.so and true citizenship.
The vocal music was in charge c
ool the Ruthorwood and Stony Fork s;r
ke ginging choirs, and was highly enjoj
ed by all.
m- A sumptuous dinner of the mo.
iss palatable food was then spread befoi
ill. the multitudes, There was ro reaso
es. for anyone going away hungry, f<
like the miraculous feeding of tl
na.-Established in I 888
[A Local Man
>re the Hoary Head, and
af the Old Man."
five thousand baskets: of fragments
were taken up after the needs of alL
hud been supplied.
It will be remembered that since
the death of Uncle Riley's wife some
twenty five years ago, he has made
his home with his son Thomas and his
wife, who have treated the aged father
with th utmost tenderness and
kindness. No father in all this mountain
senior has been treated with a
greater degree of respect at the hands
of his child than that which Uncle
liiley ha enjoyed. Long life and ble
sings an promised this son, for it
v.a- luuniered from Sinai's flaming
11est by God Himself. "Honor thy
fathet and mother."
Let us believe the resisting of parental
authority, and iireverance for
father a d mothci by the child, will
call down the righteous indignation
The aged occupied ? prom inert
place in the social ai.d political system
of the lews. In private life they
wi-H Mumcu upon a- tnt ueposiiaric:*
of knowledge, Job. 16:10; the young
were ordered to rise up in their pr<->ence,
Lev. i9:IS2; they allowed them
to give their opinion first. Job 32:4;
they were taught to regard gray hairs
as a "crown of glory" Prov. lbs.1;
Uncle Riley was born and has !i\
cd for one hundred years in the Land
! of the Sky where the landscape presents
a scene of rare beauty; where
the hills and valleys intermingle in
i every conceivable manner; where the
summer foliage is rich in changing
I tints of green and brown: where in
I autumn it becomes a flower garden
of most varied and beautiful colors;
| where in winter the pure snow flakes
and ice on the trees, glitter in the
j sunlight. resembling a palace'of purt
st crystals. The incessant flow of
.New River, ;? bright and sparkling
; stream winding among the hills on
its way to the gulf, symbolizing the
ever widening flow of the rapid and
rushing river of time into boundless
and endless eternity.
j Amid the splendor and beauty of
his surrounding's Uncie Riley learned
! lo comprehend the harmony of eo!
j ors and the beauty of proportions.
. Instead of lying around public pia|
ces feeling of the public pulse and
i listening at the wind of opinion, UnIcle
Riley chose the sacred precincts
of home, where ho coi^ld radiate
j peace and sunshine among those he
| loved. Of such a man the Psalmist
speaKs, "He shall be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth
his fruit in his own season,
his leaf also shall not wither, and
whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."
Uncle Riley believed that much more
could he accomplished with all the
appetites under control, all forces directed
to right thought and action,
; all desires harmonized and focused
J I on worthy objects. From this belief,
burning deep in his soul he has
taught us all how to live.
He has never been known to worry,
f find fault, scold or give way to ha
_ tied, stuUborness. and passion, but
i has cultivated a sunny mirthful, self.
respecting disposition. Now he apt
proaches the sunset of life with a
i j clear conscience and a warm heart.
* ! Uncle iviiey has followed in the
* i path of the Master, conscious of hi*
" ore-ness with the Infinite. On his
v long journey God has helped him to
11 climb the heights, blessed him with
^ length of days, and crowned him
c with respect and honor as he reaches
the summit. Such a Christian man
should riot look upon death as a tra?
gedy, but rather the tender lips of
love sent to kiss down the eyelid *
? still into that peaceful sleep that intervenes
between the twilight of time
>f and the dawn of eternity.
In the morning of the resurrection
f- may the Master find us all regenerate
grace-filled, and faith-crowned, need
-t ing only the touch of His Infinite
e love to clothe us with Immortality.
n Z. T. WATSON
le Brookside. N. C.