Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, May 01, 1924, Image 1
* jg?%jjgarf' W '-?*p A- 4 1 j '! ! $j A Non Partisan Family ? VOLUME XXXV. INews I leans a From Hi Interesting News Items as Our Correspondents tions of tli SPECIAL NOTICE TO COUNTRY * CORRESPONDENTS 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 dard hereafter. 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 i? Rom.... 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 itUirn trip. 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 home. 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 afternoon. M rs. L. A. Farthing spent several ^ days last week with iier parent* Mr. ** and Mrs. J. L. Glenn at Watauga Falls. The Womans Auxiliary met with Mrs. Geo. Cuud.il Monday afternoon. BLOWING ROCK 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 bis family. 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 ( ? * Newspaper Published in ai Sl.SO Per \ear BOCNE. 1 s Reported iral Watauga Reported Each Week by in the Several Secie County ir.g His store property to then*. They j vi'i ere ft ? first class restaurant oni this property. 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.- , he'd out. 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 ; the mountain. Main Avenue looks very Vilified" i with big brick buildings and glass fronts. Watch Blowing Rock grow! - -r MEAT CAMP Rev L. A. Wilson preached at the ' Proflit Grove Baptist Church on last ! , Sunday. | 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' very ill. .\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 1 o j 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 iast Sunday. 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 Miller. 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 : cattle. 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 health. 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 education"?Franklin. 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 NATIONAL PARK ?i 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 than ours. 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 Park. 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 \ 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. 1 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 ' 1 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." I 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 i thrive. 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 hb^orfii~ sMINING SCHOOL >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' hurch. 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 ' iien. .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 nth grade. Three small boys joined the Meth>di church on Sunday morning, making an interesting picture at the Lltar. .Mrs. David Greene ami Mr.-. B. C. font on gave- a pleasant party to a ntiiiuer oi their friends on Friday tvening. Miss Kula Hodges entertained the >Indies' .Sowing Club on Moniay afternoon. 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 MEETING CALLED 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. A CORRECTION 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. HARD1N-LATTER WHITE 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, N. C.?Reported. "Ray Bill, I was held up by the Co! 11 rrap today." "The what?" "The traffic cofT?the cafhc trop-? the tropic cafT?the??oh hang it, you know what I mean."?Boston Tran 4 at ' , na.?Established in 1888 X'I1MRCD ? f FESTIVAL DRAWS IdMENSECROWDS 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 was. 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 Bu reau. 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 met. s gov. of Indiana goks to prison McCr.iv R-signs as Governor, Bids Fai.iily . arewel' and Goes to the County Jail. 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. MARRIED 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.