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SPECIAL NOTICE TO COUNTRY
Three request* have come to this
tyfhce in the past few days asking that
ure discontinue three certain one* of
tfee country njcws letters on account
uf them lacking a semblance of truth.
We have had to discard two or three
tlii week because there was no name
*ent in with them. We would like
tc insist on a news letter from each
community in Che county but must
ark that you stick to the truth and
relate only those things which, wouid
fcr of interest. Jokes and petty slurs
sre out of order. We think that the
c<Trrrer-pondence carried this week is
good and clean, and at lb? same- time
unusually newsy. We hope to k'lep;
this department up to this high staii- j
VALLE CRUCIS NEWS
The citizens of Vallo C'rucis have
organized a community club recently.
Various community problems will >
be worked out through the orsranizaJ
lion of the club, and it is earnestly
hoped that much effective work can
he accomplished in this way. Mr. C. J
I). Taylor is chair man of the organi-!
zution with the' following advisory!
hoard: Messrs I* G. SpainhtVur, R.
A. haritnng, and Rev. J. T. Burke,
y Mrs. |\ (J. Spain hour is Secretary.
The next meeting will be held at the
M issioi. > School Monday night May'
h. at which time an address is ex-!
pcc&cd from Prof. I. G. Greer, of j
Rev. J. 1*. Burke visited his wife
at i anceyviRe, and his father at Bfes
senior City last week.
Messrs Ben Farthing, Lee Tester
K. Gilbert and 1). F. Mast went
to :\v\viann com i Monday.
Misses Gladys and Alice Taylor I
returned to their home Monday i
Miss Glady.- has recently completed!
a husii:t*ss course in Richmond, Va.
wkeiv she has been *?ncc last October
Miss Alice visited her sister in Richmond
and they togi thei spent Las-'
ter in Washington City. They also1
visited in Hickory and Lenoir on the
Mr. Frank Baird has returned c<>
his homo here after teaching during
the past winter at Concord, N. C.
Mr. R. A. Farthing went to John-'
son City Tuesday.
Mr. W. H. Mast has been indisposed
for the past few days.
Mrs. Cindy Mast of Cove Creek
has arrived to make her home with
htr son Mr. W. H. Mast and family.
Mr. Howard Mast returned Sunday
to Chapel Hill to resume his studies
after spending a week's holiday at
Miss Susie Taylor of the Lenoir
Graded School spent Easter at home.
The Woman's Missionary Society
had an interesting meeting at the
home of Mrs. W. H. Mast last Saturday
M rs. L. A. Farthing spent several
^ days last week with iier parent* Mr.
** and Mrs. J. L. Glenn at Watauga
The Womans Auxiliary met with
Mrs. Geo. Cuud.il Monday afternoon.
Blowing Rock is catling for you.
dome and jo .. the boosters.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs.
_1 A Pnnollo will K?. WiU irrV*t?wt ia
brow that 4hev have arrived at Blowing
Rook from Charlotte 'and will
make their future home here. They
are lit the Critcher apartments.
Mr. Reinhart of Gastonia is here
looking after his handsome property
*n Blowing Rock.
The many friends of Mr. Gray
Boynton will be glad to know that
be has arrived in Blowing Rock.
He will spend his vacation here with
A. M. Critcher is trying a new exjieriment
for Blowing Rock. He has
just received from Henry Dreer a
shipment of spring seed wheat which
be will sow on his farm.
We are informed that Mr. Hick
Privette has just closed a big deal
with a party from Johnson City jell
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Newspaper Published in ai
Sl.SO Per \ear BOCNE. 1
Reported Each Week by
in the Several Secie
ir.g His store property to then*. They j
vi'i ere ft ? first class restaurant oni
On * attraction her" just nov is Ce-j
cil Critcher with his pet bear.
Lots of measles here. It looks as!I
if they had come to stay.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pitts ;
a baby gin Both mother and baby
have n:en !? -. '1 lu mother has been
in a?, al condition but she is bet- i
tor to- ay.
Barber Hartley who has beer con
fined t lb bed all vvinter is report ?*d
to be on gaining grounds.
Ur.> i Pat Colfey is ritically illVery
little hope for his recovery i.- ,
Mrs. Maggie Skippci tolls us that I
sir i. now ready to take a few boarder.-.
Snc has just remodeled and .
furnisned her pretty bungalow on
Boo tie street.
Mrs. Mamie Cutter of Macon, Ga.
is here for the summer with a view i
to buying pro pi rty and making her
future hi < .e in Blowing Hock. i
There is more home seekers her
this spring than ever before, more
new refcidencs going up. more busi- 1
ness buildings, more business and i
more people in Blowing Lock at this|<
season than ever before. J 1
r.ir. i ami's it ill is completing: one
of the most desirable bungalow.- on ;
Main Avenue looks very Vilified" i
with big brick buildings and glass
Watch Blowing Rock grow!
Rev L. A. Wilson preached at the '
Proflit Grove Baptist Church on last ! ,
Mr. Columbus Miller was called to j
Butler, Teen, last week to a sick sister,
after taking her to a Bristol hospital
he returned home.
Mr. .lames Bryan of Boone came
dov'i: ;:?>t Sunday to see his sick mo-!
t.Van* I.yifia Bryan who is yet'
.\lr. I esse Hoiman of Meat Camp;
Mr. Jesse II-Mman of Elkland was j
o:. Meat Camp Monday in the inter-,
est. of the J. Walter Wright Lumber
Mr. Clyde R. Greene of Boone,!
iis.rcd relatives here Sunday.
Mr. Emory Bryan went to Boone j
on ousiuess lasi >ionuay.
Dr. G. H. JetTcoat of the Mount
Pleasant vicinity was the guest of
Mr William Winebarger Sunday night \
, Rev. Leonard Wilson of Boone vis-'
:ted his brother Rev. L. A. Wilson i1
Mr. O. C. Winebarger made a business
trip to Boone on Monday last
Miss Ida Lewis of Lower Meat
Camp visits at the home of Mr. Clay
The people of this vicinity an* still
i having trouble with the deep ford
j near Mr. L. A. Greene's. On last Sunday
the writer had the pleasure (if
! you would call it pleasure) of drown
ing his motor. However we think we j
will soon be relieved of thrs trouble.
We insist upon it.
Mr. John Sutherland of Sutherland j
war. on Meat Camp Monday buying
Ola ami K.iin* nf '
L'amarack, were the guests of Mr.
; Enoch Potter over the week end.
Mrs. Clay Miller and daughter Loisl
! made a trip to Boone last Friday.
We are glad to note that Mrs. J. |
C. Pvoffit has recovered her normal
Miss Pearl Miller who has been at
Bodne for ,sonte weeks spent the^
i week end here with her parents.
I "It is only the ignorant who despise
A BOY'S POCKETS
Knocked down and run over by a
taxicab a boy named Arthur Parker,
1 aged nine, had in his pockets two
; whipping tops, three peg tops. 73
brass button.-, 94 marbles in a bag,
a pair of clippers, two oranges, a
: wooden cigarette holder ten cigar'
ettes a small mouth organ and a Jews
- harp.?Wilkes Patriot.
io for Boone and Wataug:
a" at aug a "county. nvkih cai
rrjvinc rrspru ac'
Ui.i f iMjli UVUUL rW1
L1NVILLE GORGE IDEAL AS
NATIONAL PARK SITE |
Would Not Interfere With the Development
of Neccosary Resources
By Joseph Hyde Pratt, President of
We-tern North Carolina, Inc.
S:nce the appointment by Secretary
Work of a committee to conicier
and r?'f jmmend a location for a
National Park in the Southern Appalachian
region, several locations |
have been suggested in Pennsylvania i
Virginia. North Carolina and Tenne-I
ssee. and some of these come up t<>
he specifications of the National Park
as laicj down in the original law creating
National Parks much better
There has been some little confusion
in the minds of some people in re
gard to the difference and distinction
between a National Forest and a National
As far as I can ascertain very
careful consideration was given by ,
establishment of National Parks, not
to have included in such areas known
resources whose development was
absolutely necessary to the economic
welfare of the country. These parks
are supposed to contain certain natural
attractions and peculiar physical
phenomena that are considered #=o:
unique that they should he preserv-1
fd in their entirety for the enjoyment j
of trer.orations to come.
The National Forests are areas of
forested land on the headwaters of (
imr i reams which have an influence
111 st ream flow and which can prow ,
trees and thus -he a source of ourj
future supply of timber. The National
Forest can also he developed - co
nomically through grazing, pioduc-'
tion of minerals, development of wate?
now.'!-, and cutting of mature tim
tier alone forestry methods.
Some have suggested as sites TorV
a National Park in the Southern An !
pdtachiun Regions portions of land
that are already within the National
Forest areas and arc National For-i
ests. As a rule these areas are simp!\
high mountains covered with
timber and are much belter adapted
in every way i*o? National Forests
than for National Paries.
for the National Park to interfere in
any way with the extension of the
National Forests in the Southern
Appalachian Recti on The establish
ment of National Forests in these
vision- has been very satisfactory
and hul a portion of the area an
proved for the purchase of additional
thus far been procured. There has
been an increased appropriation approved
for the purchase of additional
lands for National Forests in the
Southern Appalachian Region, and
this work should continue without in- j
to?mption until the area desired and j
needed as National forests for the
protection for the flow of streams and 1
as a source of future supply of tim-j
her is secured.
Of the ureas suggested for National
Parks one stands out very
prominently as an area that fulfills
in every particular the specifications
and requirements for a National
Park. This is the Linville (Jorge
area, including Linville Falls, Lin ;
ville Gorge. Tabl Rock Mountain,!
Hauksbil5 Mountain, Shortoff Moan-;
lain, Dotson Mountain ar.d Linville j
Mountain; Grandfather Mountain
and Grandmother Mountain.
Linville Gorge is unique in this
eoiintvc. and it would he more than
a mat:or of State-wide concern'
should the wild and rugged beauty
of this gorge be destroyed. It is so
unique that it becomes national in j
importance. Its scenic value lies not
only in the deep sculpturing of the j
| Gorge, with the water falls und the
rapids but also in the forestation of
its limiting mountain slopes and
ridges which is entirely different
from the gorges and canons of the
purest. ni me iMt'.iL-ri niut- 11 ij
wild ami unspoiled throughout its
i entire length, and the peculiar formaj
tions resulting in Hawksbill and Table
Rock Mountains, together with
Dotson Mountain and Linville Mountain
are practically uninhabited." The
rea would make a National Park with
every element of romantic charm.
The Gorge is about twenty miles
long and up to a quarter of a mile
deep,, having been formed by the
l Linviile River which emerges from
I the Gorge and enters the broad piain
below Short oif Mountain after a
i County, the Leader of N
ROLINA. THURSDAY i,.. !. 1924.
GEN. JULIAN CARR !
DEAD IN CHICAGO
" orner Commander of the United
Confederate Veteran* Succumbs
At Home of His Daughter.
Chicago, April 29.?General Julian
S. Carr. former commander of the
United Confederate Veterans died at
the home of his daughter about 10:15 tonight.
General Carr left his home at Durham
where he was a well known ban-i *
ker last Saturday to come to Chicago '
for a visit with his daughter, Mrs.
H. ('. Flowers. On the train he contracted
influenza and was seriously <
jill when he arrived here
His condition grew worse and to- (
day -everal specialists were called j
into consultation. They announced to- ]
flight thai he had contracted pneu- 1
monia and that his illness was complicated
by a heart affection. It was 1
tated at that time that he would i
probably not survive the night. i
He died at 10:15 o'clock. Arrangements
for the funeral have noi been t
completed but it is probable that the *
body will be taken back *< his home t
for burial. | ?
THREE YOUNG BEAKS |t
CAUGHT IN WATAUGA
Some days ago Mr. John McRae. i
son of Mr. Alexander Mcftae of Lin- .
ville while out looking for hi;- sheep
on the Watauga side of the Grandfather
walked right up t< an old i
bear and three cubs, the mother being j ?
engaged in fashioning some sort ofj
bed for the youngster.- from twigs.
When the hear saw Mr. McRae she c
took to the woods, and so did he
He returned a little later and the j t
cub.- were at the same place they j i
were left. He took the little fellows j <
home, sold one to a man from Blow-; t
ing Rock for SoU ami still has the; i
two, for which he has hocn altered
fabulous prices. The little fellows t
arc quite gentle and are a souivi of <
^po ul deal of amusement to the poo- t
pie who have chanced to see t1 em. i
This is perhaps the most remarkable ?
bear stoiy yet.
A BUSINESS MAN'S PRAYER
Dear Father in Heaven: Teach mo
that sixtv seconds make a minute,
sixteen ounces one pounrl and one
hundred emits make one dollar. TIelpj ^
me to live so that at night I can lay t
down with a clear conscience, without
glin under my pillow and unhaunt- }
ed by the faces of those to whom s
I have brought pain. Grant that 1 max (
earn my daily bread on the square .
and that in earning it I cam do good .
unto Thee Deafen me to the jingle ,
of tainted money and to the rustle
of unholy skirts. Blind me to the ,
fauits of others, hut reveal to me my ,
own. Guide me so that each nigh;
when I look across the dinner table
at my wife who has been a blessing
10 me. T will have nothing to conceal.
Keep me young enough to laugh with
little children and sympathetic enough
to be considerate of old- age. And
when the day of darkened shdaes
and the smell of flowers shall come, j
the tread of soft foot steps and th?
crunching of the wheels in the yard
?make the ceremony short and the;
epitaph simple?"hero lies the man."
descent of over one thousand feet.
It would seem that the Linville
Gorge section, standing out as it
does so prominently as an area
that should be preserved to future
generations in its natural beauty and
rugoodness containing as it does .
sufficient acreage to otfer a variety
of recreational sports, should become
the unanimous choice of those interested
in having a National Park established
in the Southern Appalachian
Region. There are still to be
found in this region hear, pheasant,
and turkey and with a little protec-!
; tion they would increase rapidly Tt j
is a region in which deer and #por~ \
haps elk, otter and beaver woul<J i
For the purpose of recreations1
there are to be found camping sites
on the crests of the flat top mountains
that flank the gorge on either
side. The river itself offers oxeel|
lent trout fishing.
Tho powirtn is nnrK?nc tVio mnct !
accessible outlier of the higher Ap-i
palarhian Mountains, and can he easily
reached by motor road from Morganton
on the Southern railway,
Linville Falls on the Carolina, Ciinchfield
and Ohi oRailway and Linville
on the East Tennessee and VVectern
v fv. ,-?v
orthwestern North Caroli
5 Clr. aCopy
>t?t : Superintendent Will Deliver the
Ccmmnncemtnt Address Other
items of Local Interest.
Prof. Chappel Wi son of ihe A. T.
S. Mfss Lucy Morrtz went to
Lcn" " on Sunday. Without doubt
porae interesting business resulted
from their trip.
Kev. \Voosley and family visited
lis home people during th?* past week
pwing to the illness of his brother,
ffcey returned home on Saturday. j
a uc Eipwurui league oi me Metn-|
xlist church enjoyed a*social evening
>n Monday in the basement of the'
President B. B. Dougherty of the
Training School was off a part of the
uast .eek on business for the school.
Th? Piedmont Evening Star Festival
is giving entertainments in Boone
for four evenings during this week '
.Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Hartr'.og on
mder the auspices of the hus:nc Thursday
evening gave a reception
o those members of the Senior Cla^s;
>f the Training Scl tool thai were
aught by Mr. Hartv.og in the
Three small boys joined the Meth>di
church on Sunday morning,
making an interesting picture at the
.Mrs. David Greene ami Mr.-. B. C.
font on gave- a pleasant party to a
ntiiiuer oi their friends on Friday
Miss Kula Hodges entertained the
>Indies' .Sowing Club on Moniay
or.- hundred and twenty five Waaugans
went to Newland this imn nnp
summoned as a sa.i:e fi m arr.>ng
which a jury is to be selected
o try a murder case in which several i
iteu are involved.
Prof. A. T. Alien State Superintendent
of Public instruction, is to
ieliver the commencement address at
he Training School on Friday May
), which is attractive news to the
nary friends of education and Prof.
\i!cn himself in this section.
.1. M. DOWN CM.
tVOULD PLACE TOURISTS IN
WATAUGA HOMES MASS
There . a movement overall Wos-!
ini Nonli Carolina to provide homes
"or all th. dow:. waters who wish
o g< : a v. ay from > c hot weather
'or a few weeks each ^umnier. Every
reason the hotels are crowded and
nauy iu:..?u away, while at th* same
nnc thvr arc others who for varioils
reasons do not* wain to stop at hotels.
A large number of homes in
P. atnuga a' a Witi'.ion to entertain
these comfort seekers, and a
number of others could be put in
uvh co',.:nam at very small expense.
These shoaki be catalogued and organized
at once so that the home and
borne seekers can got together. Working
to this end there has been a
meeting called for Saturday May 3
at 1 o'clock All those that are in-1
te rested in having their home listed
should attend this meeting and assist |
in forminc an oriraniv-atior, to nr.in
erly distribute the visitors.
In h\>i week's paper there appeared
a statement to the effect that the
manager of the Cove Creek High I
School . aseball team had agreed that
the game etween the A. T. S. and
Cove ( reek had been forfeited by
Cove Civ k This was a mistake as
Cove ( reck doe:> not agree to forfeit
the ga- : The two umpires. L. M.
Bingham and S. F. Horton both state
that the final run should count, there
by making ihe score 4-3 in favor
of Cove Creek.
Married on Easter .Sunday morning
at ten o'clock Mr. K. B. Hardin of
Rutherwood to Miss Edna Latterwhite
of Granite Falls. The ceremony took
place at the bride's home.
Edgar being the oldest member of
the famii ys hi. .o
i tVii. famiiv hi>; vnnmrpct lirnlkur T ha_
nard. desiring to beat him getting
married brought his wife in on Sati
unlay before. Leonard's wife was
Miss Jewel Thomas of .Jacksonville,
"Ray Bill, I was held up by the
Co! 11 rrap today."
"The traffic cofT?the cafhc trop-?
the tropic cafT?the??oh hang it, you
know what I mean."?Boston Tran
at ' ,
na.?Established in 1888
X'I1MRCD ? f
Wilketscn Concert Trio lrr?pre?*e*
I.arge Crowd Most Favorably at
the initial Performance.
The first engagement of the Pied nent
Evening Star Fe tival was acclaimed
a great .success by those pres
ent in the crowded court bouse on
Tuesday light. Hi wonder of the
crowd was how such high class taint
could be secured for the small
ad mis ion charged. The progr* m for
the opening night was the Wilkerson
Concert Trio (three beautiful Southern
girls) and Edith Price, contralto
soloist- They quickly found
their way to the hearts of the audience
and the frequent encores
showed how appreciative the crowd
There wiil be thnn more urograms
equally good and then 1 big
pageant on Saturday night. "The
(Jift of the Nations'* by the local
School children under the direction
of Miss Scliiia May of the Piedmont
Thf* guarantors of the festival are
ii gh y phased v ich the co-op. rative
spirit of the people of the town id
supporting and making possible ihe
Hppoarahce <?f these fine people here.
They are hopeful with good veather
conditions to makt a neat little sum
t- I . . fot beautifying the, court,
house 'awn. after expenses have been
gov. of Indiana
goks to prison
McCr.iv R-signs as Governor, Bids
Fai.iily . arewel' and Goes to the
Indianapolis. April 2Hth -Warren
T. McCray, who resigned today as
governor of Indiana following his
conviction in federal court yesterday
on charges of using the mails
in furtherance of a scheme to defraud
bade f ?wotl tr?- Mo f
this afternoon and was removal to
tin* county jail.
Me Cray will he taken before
United States District Judge Aib?*?t
B. Anderson tomorrow morning- and
it was expected that shortly thereafter
he will he started upon his
way to begin a sentence in the federal
prison at Atlanta.
The penalty may he a fire of not
more than $1,000 or not more than
live years intpi i son merit or both in
the court's discretion, according to
the statutes. A p-i.alty may be imposed
on each count in the indictment.
The indictment against. McCray
contained lit counts.
McCrav spent more than an hour
with his family at the governor's
mansion here. While United Stales
Marshal Linius I' Meredith has been
the governor's constant; companion
since he took him from jail this morning
to the federal building and then
to the executive offices in the state
house, he permitted him to spend
the time alone with his family.
WHAT ARF. YOL DOING?
Others are coming to the help of
the needy ones and sending in their
contributions to the Near East Relief
Fund. What have you done? This is
a question worth your considering.
W e mils? not fail these orphans at
this time. Will you please send in your
part at oncv. making check payable
i to John M. Scott, and send it to him
I at 307 Robinson Building, Charlotte,
i or to my address. This is for you, father.
mother, friend. The orphans and
we are trusting you.
J. M. DOWNUM, Co. Chin.
Mr. James H. Hobby of Cabarrus
county and Miss May Mast of the
Silverstone section were happily married
on Monday morning April 2Kth
i Rev. R. C. Eggers officiating. The
; ring ceremony was used. Mr. Hobby
j holds a position in the Jackson Train
i ing School and is a very fine young
j man. His bride is also a teacher by
: profession and is a fine young lady
Immediately after the ceremony
1 they left for their home at the Jack i
son Training School. We feel that
they have the work of humanity at
heart, arid wish for them great success.
Parent Teachers Association
There will be ar. important meet,
ing of the Parent-Teachers Association
at 2:30 p. m. oh Wednesday
May the seventh. All members are
urged to be orcsent.