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Mr. H. C. Hodges made a business
i?ip to the county home Sunday taking
quite a number of inmates ovr
there with him.
Miss Dean Hayes and little son vin*
Mr and Mrs- N.*G Wheeler quite
Mr. Olen Miller visited Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Hayes Easter Sunday.
Mr. Willard Miller is stili visiting
H C. Hodges
Mr. John Johnson came home Sun
Any to see the home folks.
Mr. Will Greer enjoyed the visit
of Mr. Henry Triplet!.
Some of t?u>* boys came in from
Va. We are glad to see them.
^ ROMINGER DOTS
Farmers an very busy here just
now as the inclement weather has
j?ct them a bit behind with theii
Mr. Monroe Presnell ar.d family
Kho moved to Arkansas some years
?4:0 hove moved back to their native
haunts, as they nearly all do.
Mr. Gov Rominger left last week
for Haiti more where he expects to
W W treated for trouble with his stomach.
We hope he will return a well
man. He has suffered intensely with
bis stomach for some time.
Tli? iv :s to he a public singing at
Mount Giiead Baptist church the 3rd
San laj ' May.
Mr. Charles Mast is at home alter
a loop- stay w it h the lumber company
al jfrhulis Mills.
Ms. 1. B. Hicks made a business
trip ?. ! ' !c Pari. hist .w ek.
Mi. Clinurii Hicks has moved tci
t his new home on Beech Creek
Mrs. Susan Uillam is a very sicl
M.-s. Aver Rominger visited hei
rarents in Tennessee last week.
Elder Uriah Farthing preached al
2.ion Hill Baptist chuich the secom
i aturdav and Sunday in April whicl
v.as highly appreciated by all mem
hers, tic is a Baptist of the Bibh
' ype. Hope he will come again:
BLUE R1l>GE ITEMS
We are pleased to see so muci
pretty weather after such a cold win
iex. Though it makes it hard on th
women of the community, as the Fo
voe people have written of so man
foxes on the river, the men have gon
fox hunting and the ladies are farm
V> I* art' fiuviug jfugu ;iiiigiug av uui
hurches hero We have sinking s
hoih churches on different hours o
Jk Mrs. .Alien Grafrg went to the hoi
pita! la>t week for examination at
ain. Doctor Sherrill said die was in
proving fast. Mrs. Gragg Was arompanieri
by her sister Miss Virgil
Mrs. D. W. Church went to No\
land last week shopping.
Mrs. M. A. Wright has returns
from Hudson after spending the wi
ter there. Will likely spend the sur
mer with her son. I). H. Wright.
Mr. Com Church was here on bu
mess this week. We hope the go?
people will soon come hack to tl
Mr. Will Estes was a caller
John A. Gragg's last Sunday.
Mr. Charlie Coffey and Miss Air
Collins motored to the Grandfath
Mr. Will Berry of this communi
is selling out. We hate to give up t
i Mrs. Ellen Greene is very -mu
indisposed in health and at this wi
ing is confined to her bed.
Miss Dollie Greene a student
the city scTiool in Vorth W:lkesb<
enme homo i.?st Sunday to visit 1
sick mother Mrs. Ellen Greene u
of the Season
Newspaper Published in ai
$1.50 Per Year BOONF..
? Reported Each Week by
s in the Several Seche
' will stay a while or until her mother :
1 improves in health before she* returns
to her studies.
Mr. Monroe Greene has moved to
the place he recently purchased on
Gap (-reek. Mr. Greene will he our
star mail route carrier on the Yuma- i
Fleetwood route when his term of
service begins July 1st and hv his
new place of residence can give the ;
route his personal attention.
Mr. A. F. Nichols and family have
moved into their new house recently
built and will make their residence
permanently near the Boone Trail.
| overlooking the same.
The Sunday School has opened .
gain for anbthcr summer at the Gap
Greek Baptist church.
There was quite- a lot of motoring
| on the Boone Trail Highway last Sun
j day. This road seems a favorite plac
1 to spin along for diversion and re|
creation now days.
j The correspondents of the Watau:
ga Democrat are doing fine, so keep
' going on audi let's make it the best
j paper known.
ONE OF BUILDINGS A'l THE
PATTERSON SCHOOL BURNS
j Palmyra, the main building of Pat!
teraon Industrial School for bqvs in
! Yadkin Valley, was mpletelv dc'
Rtriivixl hv firp inOi \-. - v !
noon. A nearby granary and scales ,
house wa& also burned. Several :
times cottages surrounding the main
s building: caught, but the flames were
j extinguished before they made very
| much headway. The fire originated'
j in the laundry adjoining the main
' J building. When discovered the par-1
< i 1 the laundry wen a mass
i?f flames. Before help could he se>
; <1 the fire had burned Uunugh the
roof, and from there it spread to
Palmyra, the main building.
? Lenoir News-Topic 22nd.
WIDOW OF ZEB VANCE DEAD
* ! Asheville, April 22.?Mrs. Zebu11
Ion Baird Vance, widow of North
j Carolina's governor during the war
between the states died this afternoon
at 3 o'clock at fcer home near
Black Mountain, after having been
ill for several months. She wa> horn
^ in Kentucky September 24, 1X40.
Deceased was a devoted lover of
e the Confederacy, and has always
s been active in work connected
y with the Confederate veterans and
e Daughters of the Confederacy.
While her husband was in the United
States Senate she was active in soh
'cial affairs in the capital city.
The body will he laid to rest at
n Riverside ceipetery here where rests
the body of her distinguished hus5_
I KIDDIES ENJOY EASTER EGG
The teachers of the Junior ano
I primary departments of the Met ho_
dist Sunday School gave the chddrer
an Easter egg hunt on Monday mor
ning. The day was sunny and heart:
n were light as more than thirty o!
i these littie people ran over the mea
dow in search of gaily colored egg
j hidden in the grass. The hunt wa:
^ j followed by games and stories am
i jolly good time together, but the cli
| max came in the surprise of a gen
atjerous ice cream cone for each at th<
last. Happiness beamed from ever
little face as the children took thei
na , ,
homeward way at noon time.
Two colored men were standing o
the corner discussing family trees.
44Yes suh, man," said Ambrose "
can trace my relations back to
"Chase 'em back to a family tree
ich said Mose.
*it- "Naw man, trace 'em, trace 'ei
in 44Well they ain't but two kinds c
>ro things dat live in trees. Birds ar
fier monkey . d you sho' ain't got r
md ic. .i vis on you."?Judge.
id for Boone and Wataug
WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CA
C.C.H.S. CLOSES i
Commencement Program Had Many
Interesting. Features?School on I
Accredited List This Year.
Sunday morning marked the close
of the most successful year in the
mt?i.ury 01 me tove Creek High Schol. j
The school goes on the accredited list
this year and the present graduates
are the first to graduate under the
new status of the school. These students
will receive elementary cert if icates
issued on their high school diplomas
and attendance upon one sum
mer school for teachers.
Friday afternoon the commencement
program opened with a recita-j
tion and declamation contest and pi- i
ano recital. Those reciting were Miss-j
| es Mabel Henson, Annie Mae Sherwood,
Pearl Davis, Ola Dotson, Kdith j
Brinklev and Vera Sherwood. For de-|
clamations Messrs Lon Church, Clay
Harmon and Theodore Robinson, j
These were all delivered in an exceptional
manner. The winners were E-1
ilith Brinkley and Lon Church.
The piano recital was also very
much enjoyed and showed the result i
of carefui preparation.
Friday night a large crowd gathered
at the school to see the 4tPrin- j
cess of IV.ppylami" an operetta given
by the grammar grades. The children
did well and the large crowd i
that more than filled '.he auditorium
wvi interested from start to finish.
The little folks were trained well and
Saturday morning the Senior class
had full sway. The stage was a if is
tu-al'.y decorated with iera?, Easter,
lilies, and the class colors, purple audi
gold. Ei.vh senioi did his or her part
well. The exercises were especially
interesting because this is the first
| cia.xs to graduate from the school,
and the record of its achievements
must set a precedent for classes in
thi future. Those receiving diploma
were Misses Edith Biinklt y. Virginia
, Bingham, Winnifred Combs. Mary
Elizabeth Morton, Blanche Henson,
Thelina Perry. (?v>idu- Moody, Jennie
Mast. Altai- .Mae Sherwood. Mes.o
tiurui'j Briiikiey. Grady .Mast, Carlton
Mast and Kemp Wilson.
Dinner was served in the cla>s
' rooms, and such a dinner it was. iV>
say it was enjoyed and that theie
was an abundance would be putting
j it mildly.
That afternoon we assembled in
i the auditorium. The aldience sang
. "America" followed by the literary
add ress by Dr. J. D. Rankin, Prof. of
1 English of the Appalachian Training
j School. In am emphatic way Dr.
. U.'inkin nrt"?'i! thi> class to eonliue 111
its search after knowledge and to secure
the development necessary for
the making of good citizens. He emphasized
the importance of honesty
and character building along with
the need for education.
The medal for the best recitatior
was won by Edith Brink ley and for
the best declamation by Lon Church
Medals were also given for scholar
ship and industry, these being wor
b\ Edith Brinkley and Ralph Green
Rev. F. M. Muggins in a few well chi
i sen remarks awarded these four me
dais. Mr. W. V. Perry awarded pri
i j ze. to Peari Henson for obedience
. j and scholarship, to Karl Isaacs fo
11 perfect ui tendance. to Blanche Ban
. j ner for mathematics and to Dea
..j McBride for fifth grade mathemativ
f A prize was also awarded Mary L12
.: zie Horton for good work in musi
s: during the year.
s ; Perfect attendance certificates a\t
j i arded Bonnie Mast, Mattic Lane She
i wood, Lizzie Wilson, Mary Kate Her
. son, Loy Campbell, Blanche Banne!
e i Earl Isaacs. Finley Bingham. Boi
y ] nie i^cBride, .Jim Banner, Josep
- ' Pnnm.r Rlariphp John She
, wood. Winnifred Combs, Paul Bini
| ham, Jennie Mast, Ophia Binghar
n ! Thelma Perry and Forest Wilson t
I. Principal S. F. Horton. Roll of hoi
I or certificates were also present*
a the following: Charlie Trivett, Be:
lah Mae Henson, Howard Simpso
" Louise Johnson, Fred Harman, Be
Lewis, John Stansbery, Catherii
m Horton and Iva Dean Wilson.
Diplomas were presented the el
>f venth grade graduates by Count;
id Supt. Smith Hagaman.
10 . .: . r ?>'.'tC in the altcmoi
; ciii- ..ppinachsa. Training Sei.woi
a County, the Leader of h
ROL1NA, THURSDAY APRIL 24, 1
An Insight into the Possibilities of
Dairy Farming in Watauga
(By H. L. Wilson.)
We have a very striking example
on what a Dairy Minded farmer can
do in Watauga County.
Mr. Ray Wilson of Beaver Dam,
i one of the promoters and one of the
largest patrons of the Beaver Dam
Cheese Factory, kept books on his
five cows last year That is to say, he
weighed each cow's milk and the amount
of feed she ate last year. As
we entered the barii he pulled a milk
j sheet from his pocket, and as he walk
' d along behind the cows he pointed
| out his favorites- They were his fa|
vorites because they had made him
j a profit last year. His cows produc-!
I ed an average of 6514 pounds. His
best cow produced 7086 pounds. His!
; poorest cow produced 4478 pounds
and she has already been sold. Please
compare these figures with the production
of the average cow of North j
Carolina which is 2606 pounds and \
tin average cow of Wisconsin which
is a little over 5.000 pounds.
These cows make him a fair profi
it on milk production but that is not
jail; each cow makes about twelve
ton of manure each year which will
I increase the yield per acre on all
farm crops. He raised some fine heifer
calves from his highest producing
cows, the real value of which
will not be known until they
producing milk. Hi- raised some line;
hi with the whey which he brought
h\ me from the cheese factory. All
:hi.- must he credited to the dairy
At the prc>ent time he is n.ilkingf
lone cow tiuve times a day. She is J
j producing over ix gallon veigh-j
eil m:!k per clay. Six other cows are
einjr milked , t\v. a day and on
April 201 h the seven cows averaged
12.:! pounds, just a little under four
gallons per day.
Mv. Wilson is very enthusiastic
?>\i? thi- valuable pjiece of work and j
has a right to he. He says he is go-j
ing to raise his average production j
per cow to 10,000 pounds. He says
he can do l his by raising more soy
W e wen at Mr. Wilson's farm 01
April 21 which was a very pleasant
day, hut his cows were lying :n ?
well lighted and well ventilated barn
comfortably chewing' then cuds and
manufacturing milk. Mr. Wilson says
j "while they manufacture milk I am
i raising certified seed potatoes and
| cabbage for the kraut factory."
i A few days ago a man from Tennessee
was in this section looking
for dairy cows, offered Mr. Clyde
? Perry $150.00 for one that he had
raised in Watauga^ County Mr. Perry
says that he needs this cow in his
1 Why go to Wisconsin for high producing
and high priced cows when
1 we have them in Watauga CountyV
. i _
ch?- Cov,- Ore* k High School crossed
hats hi an unusually interesting: basehail
pamv The game was full ol
thrilling: plays, the climax coming
! in the last iunir.tr when the score
was tied and two of the Cove Creek
' men on the bases. I he counting score
*" , was made by Carlton Mast ending
" j the ganu with a margin of a four u
1 j three victory for Cove Creek.
Saturday night the Senior Class
" grave a play "'Borrowed Money.'
r!This play was a great success fea
' | turod by the clever acting of Our
r* nev Brinkley and Winnie Combs a
*" negroes The proceed^ from the sab
>h of tickets amounted to $173.37.
r- The final exercises were held oi
r- Sunday morning when Rev. G. C
a, Teague of Lenoir preached a splen
>y did sermon on "Heart Culture." Mi
11- Teague emphasized the importance o
>d the development of the spiritual sid
u- along with the social, physical an
n, mental development of man.
ss We wish to extend to the patron
ie of the school our thanks for thei
splendid cooperation during the ye#
e- just closing. Let us look forward t
a still greater success next year an
at all times work towards the bm!<
t>n . .,g ;.p of our co v..na;iu oc
nd . moot. ?wcpoiicd
Bcone. Anril 2!
7 - r - ? rootr
Jorthwestern North Caroli
924. 5 Ct?. aCopy
NEWS ITEMS FROM THE
On<- >f the interesting events during
the past week was the Junior-Senior
Rcrpntion tnvpn sit I.i*vill
the young: ladies dormitory of the
Appalachian Training School on
Thursday evening. The Juniors gave
an interesting program as a preliminary.
a number of appropriate toasts
to the various hodv of guests present
a sumptuous supper was given, followed
by some social hours ar.d all
present pronounced the function a
The Normal classes of the Training
School went on their recreational
trip on Monday the 21st to Linvine
ami other places of interest and
returned on Monday evening.
Various members of the faculty
of the school went on almost as many
missions during the week. Prof.
T. (J. Greer went on Wednesday to
Xewland to deliver the address at
the close of Xewland High School;
he also delivered the address at a
school superintended by Miss Dorris j
Pennington one of our best former
graduates. Dr. J. I). Rankin went on
Saturday to deliver the address at
the Gove Creek High School in the
( .?vi Creek section. The latter day.??i'
fcno week President B. B. Dougherty
;vc nt to Alleghany on this same
mission to several schools; oil Wednesday
morning Professors I> . D.
Dougherty and J. M. Downum left
foi the Classical Association ol the
middle west and south at Lexington
K< ntucky. A few words about this
latter trip nia\ not be uninteresting
to your many readers. The trip front;
to Johnson City. Venn, along
the Watauga, the Linvillo, the Toe
(or Estato perhaps), the Doe Rivers, j
where nature has wrought some of
her choicest handiwork, is one in-i
deed of great interest. On every hand |
is beaut v and grandeur, beautiful'
mountains, pleasant Valleys, swiftl>
flowing crystal rivers and immense |
gorges giving ample evidence that.'
the section was once dotted with cry J
stal lakes tlx* waters of which grad-i
u. 'ly wore their w:.\ to the lower'
lands, r rum Johnson City the trip'
was oy Morristown on the Southern
to Knox- 111e where a few hours gave
them a ehai - , to visit the I ii'versity
of 'lVnr.e -it and learn >ome ol its
me we si;:. A night ride brought
inera ; nex: morning to ihe -eat of
meet ig. The Clr.ssKal association
included the I 18, and 19, dur
mg wh.eh time outside the work of
the A.-mm itio.i. the members had a
chance t? see the various places of
uteres in this historic section. After
registering at the Phoenix Hotel
where the association held some of
its meetings they began to meet ina;
ny of the members of the body as
they came in. The first meeting was
at 2 p. m. and a large number approaching
two hundred had already
i . i. i u.. : ?* . u,.
j arrived jor uic rem i?u>uitr&s> i?a ua|
Association. Everything was carried
! on without the least bitterness toi
ward others who might not be in full
l sympathy with the work they rep
resented, in perfect harmony with
'each other and always acting ir. pel
j feet harmony with c e other and always
acting in the most cordial, svm
."i pathetic, courageous manner in al
the meeting.-.. Various papers wen
; > ad and addresses given on the va
: iious interests of the work and wit!
* out exception all of these wore of ar
; unusually high order and deliverer
i < :n a manner to indicate the abiltj
r; of tho.-i- participating in the pro
> gram. Every one was well prepare!
i arid ready for his part, no excuse
sliieing man -, us none were necessar
'! for not having been prepared. Anoti
- or very significant fact was that o
- the entire number of twenty eigfc
sjwho had a specific part on the pr<;
e | gram only one failed to be pre sen
! his failure being caused by sicknes
n Such promptness is commendabh
During the three days of the Associ.
- tior. a number of courtesies wore
" tended to the members and the A.
f sociation as such. On the first a
e ternoon cordial greetings and goo
^ wishes came from the White Hou*
is President Coolidge commending tl
ir work of the Association
tr On the evening of the IT'.h tl
;o members were entertained at dinn<
id by the splendid Phoenix hotel. (
i- Friday lunch was served to them I
1Y' *" S Sc n< V ntat; a
?the L'?uv i .-r.y iv. . ocati
!fl! to May 3rd
na.-Established in 1888
TO BE ON APRIL 29'h
Bonne'i First Traveling Entertainers
for the Season Will Be Greeted
After the tnost severe winter of
many years the citizenship of the
town and county, with the com ins:
of the warm dry weather are about
to awake with laughter and song.
The Piedmont Chatauqua Festival,
which was hooked last fall for this
season will be here to start an engagement
on April 129th which will
iast until May :)?four good evenings
of high class entretainment which is
hailed by the natives with much the
zest displayed hv the small boy when
the first circus is scheduled to arrive
and he lias visions of tali women,
fat men. clowns, elephants, and the
proverbial red lemonade from time
immemorial thought of as .1 necessary
adjunct to the saw uust ring.
The Chatauqua has met with much
favor in this section and has begun
to be considered as ar. institution.
But unusual interest is being displayed
this year, as the entertainments
now provided are different and even
better than those of the regular Chatauqua.
The company under whose
auspices the event is arranged hails
from Ashcvilie. North Carolina, and
perhaps because of its being a home
institution, many will join in who
otherwise would not. The company
has procured for this year's tours
. U ?- ? '
tin* oust. possinie talent 111 the several
lines, and there will be no amateurs.
Tiu* Programs will consist of
plays, violin, clarionet. accordion.
Readings, aid and new songs?at
any rate something good all the time.
These affairs are universally sanctioned
by the best of people, in and
at of the church, and wi should be
glad to he privileged to have a good
clean moral bit of recreation.
Th' business men of the towji of
lloor.e have made possible the Chai
a input and it is earnestly beleieved
lhaT the people of the towi^and count}
will cooperate with them in nutting
the thing over in record-breaking
Ticket- will be on -ale in ample
time, and ai the low price of 50 and
'"i ,'Anfc t.. i- - -
vv..? >'i rMitjitv" V?I
si a 0 and .To cents for season tickets.
( ome or. hoys, let's all take
| a.- near a holiday during this period
as possible and have our fun line
thins: is coming- and let's help out
i the men who have been good enough
to make possible this first entertainment
of the season.
The festival will be held in the
court house in Boone. Remember the
dates?April 29th to May 3rd.
BLOWING ROCK COMMENCEMENT
j Blowing Rock graded school commencement
begins May the first at
S p. m. with a miscellaneous program
by the primary and grammar grades.
At 10 a. m. Friday the 2nd will be a
recitation contest followed by an adj
dress. The exercise will close Friday
i night with the play "Fruits of his
Falling" given by the high school pu^
? at Lexington, and in the evening o:
i the sr.nu da\ the Association wcie
' guests of President and Mrs MoVey
-jof the same institution at tea. On
i Saturday the Association were t-hc
| guests of Transylvania College, also
y j located at Lexington and after the
h luncheon ali wen* taken in antes by
1 the courtesy of the city for an extended
drive over the beautiful P.iue
?-1 grass countrx to various places of
t i interest in arid around the city. Ams
j ong these were the wonderfully fer
tile stock farms where the guests ha?i
the pleasure of seeing some very vat
luable race horses on their native
?-j heath. %?n one farm were three valj
ued respectively at $110,000. $120,id!
000, and $75,000. Another farai
^ j they saw one for which the owner
^ ! refused $700,000. Visits to the Ea.-t
, Kentucky Normal at Richmond, Ky.
j nnd Berea College were much enjoyj
ed and that to the old home of Hen*r
ry Clay now owned by his great grand
daughter and her husband and see?>"
ing their tomb in the city cemetery
r,f rought back worth while memories
? . our . history.