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. DEEP G AP TO i
GET TOURIST HOTEL
Bid* Asked for Material for Foundation
of Summer Hostelry on the
Summit of Blue Ridge. Other News
The glad tiding:* have been received
with great joy on every hand
that Deep Gap is to have a modern
tourist hotel which will soon be erected
right on the slope near the et-1
ernal hills that tower to the skies j
in the midst of breezy gales, spark-1
ling water and sunshine. This project
bids fair to become the most |
interesting undertaking in this sec- j
tion for the past 100 years. Bids pie!
now '?t asking for material to start j
tbe foundation of the same. Titsl
means mueh for this fvored mountain j
section. Boost! Boost!
The Deep Gap Tie and Lumber
Co.. Inc. are progressing: at a very
rapid rate with their grade work on
the railroad toward Deep Gap. Some
work is being done this side of the
* Gap Creek Baptist Church, and when
a shipment of steel rails has arrived
thv road will soon be lain down and
the work pushed to completion at
th? eavii; da> possible.
Mr. and Mis. Howard Stcolman
were pleasant visitors at the home j
of Mr. A. G. Miller last Saturday.
Mr. V. T. Smith of Patterson visited
home folks and relatives at Hopkins
last week and returned to his
Mr. Gilsor. Yourice was seen in j
Deep Gup last Sunday. Mr. Younce}
has been in the far western states fer
a while but has returned again to j
hjs native county on a visit among)
He will make his future home at!
Marion. Va. for a while he states.
Mi R C. Rivers and son of news-:
papt i and printing fame passed thru i
lb op C -..P hi-t Sii:ula\ . 1 their ear.
Mr. Rive and son often pass this (
^ ? ..v-? , fiinu UUIIlilV 1.1 I'l LUIS* t
section. ?e are pleased to state. We
are always \ery glad tu see them
Mr. Katph Carrol a*ho has been
out to Bristol has returned to his
home he re. He was pone for a week
or more on business and pleasure,
Miss Saliie Wellborn came down
from Blowing itook but did not re-i
tiir'i. We thought she returned, but I
found out later that she remained at j
heme with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
,A. E. Wellborn, when we thought
she was only in oil a short visit.
We believe this section of the coun
try should organize a "Better Community
Club" for the purpose of
getting the people united in a common
cause for the betterment of morals
and the upbuilding of Pe n Cap.
1. could be- along both lines which
linked together would help wonderfully
in the improvements that go
hand in hand with*public pride and
A -spirit that pull:, things onward and
What do \ >u think about this home
folks? Let's ge and organize u on
trial anyway. Come along boys. Set
The date ami let's see what can be
Mr. Z. T. Watson we want to com
poment you upon your ^biblical history.
Your writing for the Watauga
Oomoevat nlonir this line is hard to
b*at. Keep it going right along. It
is as good as gold, and pure food
for the biain.
Other writers should fall in once
and a while. You car ^vritc interestingly
on other subjects and it takes
a little of everything to awe and inspire
the human thought and miind.
Brother Rivers will let you in I believe.
Try it odt and see. Let's boom
the Democrat and boost our county
by many loud praises.
/ ^ The big farmers' picnic held an
^ i>uall>flr at the Piedmont Branch Sta
lion farm near Statesville will b?
held on July 10 this year. Ovei
7.000 farmers attended this picnit
Newspaper Published in an
$1.50 Per Year BOONE. %
s Reported !
? A T fc.1 ^^4.1 ;
Reported Each Week by
in the Several Secle
BLOWING ROCK > p
I. is good to be in Blowing; Rock| ?
nowadays. The town is on the big I }
gest boom that a town could ever be. J i
The merry dug of the carpenters i r
hammer makes your heart glad. Blow j .,
??g Rock's old friends wili hardly j v
know the town this summer. It seems | s
that, a regular building epidemic hasj<.
struck the place, new business buil- <
dings bv the score going up. every <
one of which would do credit to any
city. Blowing Rock b the coming j
town of North Carolina. (>mc and t
watch her grow.
HesH*y Myers colored, on last Sat- ,
urday night a dark ch? tfcut sor- ^
rM saddle horse from camp near the v
May view golf links. Any information t
a to the whereabouts of this horse <
v iii be appreciated and paid for by c
the said Myers. j j
i>n last Saturday night a small ^
child of Jim Nelson's ate a box of
kinney pills which caused it death in I
a very short time. The bereaved pa- i
rents have our sympathy.
Cecil Critcher had a slight hut
very painful operation last Monday j
Dr. llardin removing a small tumor
from his hand. ( .
J. A. Pattella the plumbing con- j .
tractor for Blowing Rock is c. very v
busy man wording both day and j
night. We are glad to know that the I v
young man is making good here and
will make his home in our town. j
The summer tourists are with usj (
and it seems good to have them a- ,
gain. ^ I ,
Blowing Hock k- the town io> -lu '
home builder and business man. >
Come and investigate. ! N
A disgruntled peddler of cotton t
seed said that the county agent in (
Caswell county caused hint to lose j
$500 in elear^ cash by giving prospee-j
live purchasers sound advice about t t
buying their seed for planting this i
year i he peddler bad t<-- sell his to (
ihi- oil mills.
AUTO OWNERS TO
Ownership of Cars Must be Estab- |
Sished Before New License Tags
are Issued Next Month.
Sixty thousand automobile owners j
who have not yet registered the title
to their automobiles will be requiredto
produce title Certificate before
securing automobile license for the <
coming year, according to announce-'
ment made by .1 K. Sawyer, motor
supervisor and head of the 'lw-ense j
bureau under Secretary of Stale VV. i
Slightly more than 200,000 owners
have registertfed the title to their
cars, leaving about 60,000 unregistered.
Blanks for the identification
i of title wiil be mailed out to auto!
mobile owners with the notice for
! 1 - e i L. : --- . 1- 1
I rtucwai 01 ineir motor uremics aur- |
i ingf the next few weeks and all apf
! nMcation for license mast be aceom-J
[ pane: ?i by references to the title?
With every automobile in the state
; registered for title the theft bureau
under the department will be able
1 to complete the directory of auto|
mobiles in the State. The directory
; has become an important part of the
| work of the theft bureau and since
Iits formation several thousand applications
for titi ere gist rat ion have
1 been received. Renewal of the title
annually is not required. It lasts as
long as the car.
Preparations for licensing 300,000
, i automobiles are being made by the
, j bureau. Five carloads of license
' plates have already been received at
Raleigh and distributed among the
various branch offices established
throughout the State. Branches will
- be maintained at Kinston, Wilming*
ton, Charlotte,vGreensboro, Asheville
r and North Wilkesboro. No new li:
ceneses will be distributed before
June 30. #
d for Boone and Watauga
WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CARt
SIiilMOiNS TAX B
BILL TO BE LAW
Vlellon Plan Definitely Defeated fa
Experts See Much Revenue ir
Plan Bij; Cut in Tax.
Washington, . May. 21.?Senator
iinimo.'is is being congratulated o- \y
lay or: every side for his unpre- m<
rodented achievement in pulling i ffc
>ver t he Summons tax bill * y ' By j
i unanimous report committee on; to
onforence of bot h houses of con- i e<j
rress have adopted the Simmons bill v.,
n place of the Mellon bill arid tin- :nj
sot doubt that the Simmons bill will
jeeome a law has therefore been
vmovud. The Simmons bill will now ^
>ass both houses of Congress on ?JO
ir? almost unanimous vote. The pre- pp
alent opinion her e is that the Pre-,
;ident will not refuse to sign the ne
hmmons bill because it undeniably j
parries a tremendous reduction
axes for the American people. The u,j
rest experts here believe that it will _p
rroduce ample revenue for the neds
>f the government.
The Simmons sur tax rates and
he Simmona normal tax rates on
vhich constitute tbe heart of the j>r
iimmons bill wen- irtonOMl Hi- tl"'l
'onlen.es of the two houses with- ejj
?ut the "crossing of a T or the ^
lotting of an I." Senator Simmons iU
i'ight to keep out of the l?iii any
>ro vision directly or indirectly taxr.z
the so called tax free securities *
\ the country was also successful (il,
p? no tax i s* included in the hill
igaitisl these public securities. The
Simmons bill also carries the Jn,
>rovision for :i horizontal reduction ,u
?f 2-> per ? nt on the taxes of 192$ JJO
tiid the American people will receive -n
h?- benefit of that reduction forthvnh.
The Simmons victory is there- p(
ere complete and the strange and
mprecedetited situation will be pre- f<|ented
of a revenue law enacted by ne
i republican congress, signed by a j of.
i publican president and bearing the; |R(
mme and authorship of a democrat-1 })r
t: isouthi rn senator. jn
The Jones amendment iotrodiic- j ^
?d by Senator Jones of New Mexico,
vhieh would levy a graduated tax ^
?n the undistributed surplus tax of
orporauons ahove a certain percen- (^
age and also the provision lor gen?ral
publicity of tax returns were
)oth stricken from the hill, the sen- *
lie yielding t?? the house in these
wo instances. A provision is retained,
however, giving to the commit- ^
.ees of the congress the right to
inspect tax returns wherever they ^
leein it necessary in the discharge ^
>f their legislative duties. The names
>f taxpayers and simply the amount
>f taxes paid are however made pub
ic- | tr
North Carolina 1^ the only state j)t
in the south except Virginia ami . p;
Maryland which has increased its av- ai
image corn y ields per acre since 1910
finds C. K. Williams, Chief of the
Division <?f Agronomy of the North
Carolina Experiment Station. The ai
yieJrt has increased from 18.t> bushels
in 11*10 to 22.5 bushels m 1923. to
Figured at a value of $1 per bushel ?1:
this increase was worth over ten mil- *(
lions of dollars to the state last year
BONUS PAYMENT IS D]
Washington May 21.?Already be- c
soigvd by requests trom veterans for I hi
adjusted compensation under the bonus
law, the war department issue ti j w
a statement pointing out to formei i t<
service men the futility of writing lb
or calling for bonus payments at si
the present time ! <>
The special application blanks lias J e:
been prepared and an order for lS.-|cl
000,000 ha*? been placed with the! n
public printer, the statement said. J e:
The necessary paper to fill the huge jo
order is being shipped to the public
printer by the factories and on re- j a
cfetpt the application blanks v/iil be|d
promptly delivered to the depart- |b
ment for distribution to veterans I ti
throughout the country. i?
In this connection the war de- ti
partment has made arrangements lor d
the distribution through the postolf- n
ice department, the American Le-J (
gion various military head quarters ^
and civic societies. Printed instrue-i
tions will be distributed containing I :
all information relative to the bonus | h
and the application blank it-elf w i*;?
County, the Leader of N<
>L1NA. THURSDAY MAY 22. !92^
ONUS PLANS f
ARE TAKEN UP
bind Decides 3.000 Additional Em T
ploye* wlil be Required for Circulating
Washington, May 20.?Official
ashington joined hands today in a j h<
>ve to adjust the government to! h?
e soldier bonus bill. , n:
Congress, which forced the bill in- p
law over the President's veto show | fi
a willingness tcr co-operate in ad-Its
s?j far as. pus:- ..uc the pend- o
g tax reduction bill to conform 1 at
the added cost of the bonus. I \v
The various executive departments*
urged with administration of the j c
nps law hurriedly began to assem I f
^ their forces. TtlO advninisrrofiw. 1. i
cstion was taken up at the cahi-! \
i meeting, and it was determined ! >!
it upward of 3,000 additional em- j V
:?yes would be required irnmedia- T
y for the work of circulating ap- JM
cation blanks and assembling nee- i
v d a * T
vhile the estimated expense of h
20,000.000 for the next fiscal year! t(
account of the bonus, cannot be o!
ovided for in the pending tax bill, yi
lich experts say will more than ai
minate the estimated surplus over e:
e necessary government expendi- tl
res, administration leadeis in
ingress expressed the opinion toda> a
nt the bill would he signed because
the stimulus it will afford to busi- di
This view was predicated on the fi
imitation of the senate amend- B
nls for full publicity of tal rerr?*
and a tax on undistributed cor- a
ration profits, yet to be considered s<
conference. Both proposals have
en declared objectionable to the
resident;, and there were indieaj
>ns today that the confores would
minate both. Representative Gar- (
of Texas, in charge of the dem- ''
ratn- tax fight in the house, has ^
\er declared in favor of either 'v
oposal. both of which were voted 11
by the senate on democratic-re- 1
blican insurgent votes.
Senator Smooth declared he wouid ! ,y
commend acceptance by President1 ^
olidge of the tax bill on the ground j
at any deficit which might occur'
xt year would be offset in inter |
ars hy increased returns as a re-.
It of the beneficial effect on busi-jj
ss of a lax cut now. j ^
Thi American Red Cross joinc 1
? government today in i h? work (
distributing to veterans appliea>n
blanks and full instructions on j f
e provisions of the bonus hill and i
is planned to have this well under
ay within a few days. ^
The greatest burden of adminis- jj
ative work will conic during* the j
vxt year. Although none j f ih?.
sura nee certificates; will be issued:
fore next January J, and the cash f
aymen^s will not be made until
iter March 1. the task of examining |
e approximately 4,000,000 applica-ons
would be gotten under way as
on as possible.
The department today submitted |
n estimate of $4,500,000 to the bud-1
t bureau as the amount necessary I ^
meet administrative expense dur- j ;
:g the next fiscal year. This con- i j
mplates the employment of more ^
(Continued on page eight.) ^
HMlcrv xxr k r?
THE PRESENT TIME;
on tain specific instructions us :o t
o\v it should bo rilled out. :
Estimates totalling $127,000,000 .
ere sent today to the budget three- %
>r by director Hines of the veterans (
ureau for approval before they arel .
ibmitted to Congress as the basis! .
f appropriations required by the vet j .
rans bureau to finance its overhead, }
barges and make compensation pay-j ,
tents during the first year to vet-| ,
rans %ho benefit by the adjusted! ,
At the same time General Hines
nnounced he had created a seperate
ivision in the veterans bureau to
e known as the adjusted conipensa
on service charged with the admin-1 i
trative work of passing upon certi-:
cates for payment and making cash!
isbursements to the veterans. The
ew office will be headed by Major i t
wen Clark, former chief of the re-!
abilitation division of the bureau, i
iajor Clark will be succeeded in
is old position by H. ii. Sterling,| ,
xecvtivc officer of that division. '
arthwestern North Caroliru
I. 5 Cti. aCopy
everything quiet s
at the school (
cac^rs Knjoying a Rest Between if
Terms.' Summer School Will Br i
the Largest in History of School. I
Mr. H. C. Bandio an experienced
ote! man from F< M Ra is 1
pre supervising the Ijfuildir.g cf a <
io<k*rn fifty room tourist note!. The dai
rogressive citizens of the town are Ho
nancilijf* this proposition to help
ike cart of the increasing number
f ypeople who find Boone summers!*'
ttractive. Work has commenced and I
ill be rapidly pushed to completion. 1
In school circles, everything is' the
uiet. Many of the teachers have ' '
lipped away to their homes and j th<
isewiiere for a rest between terms, hi
Irs. Hinson has pone to Monroe, of
tiss Huhbel to Mountain Park, Mr. roe
filson to Lumbertcn, Mr. Howeli to pu
odd. Mr. Smith to Abbeville. S. C.. bu.
I is^ Pie hard son to Tenrvesse.-. Mrs. nm
loore o Washington, IV C. Miss]
odd to Greensboro, Miss Moretz to \ est
er home near Todd and the writer neJ
) his home in Lenoir. Only in the P.<
ffices and about the buildings do
II u find the steady work of prep- ha
ration for the opening of the larg- un<
it summer school in the history of th*
Tne walls of Boones first theater) "
re in process of const ruction. <ht
Rev. .1. \V. Williams, presiding el- fo
at preached at the Methodist church tto
>r Uev. Mr. Hoggins who with Mrs. uti
biggins, is attending th. Southern Ga
anlist t'onvention in Atlanta. Ga. ('o
President Dougherty is in Lenoir Gii
nd elsewhere on business for the vii
M. DOW Ml M.
R. A Wilder a farmer of Wake an(
ountv has found his reeleaning ma- a |
line a valuable investment. Since ,.;0
e bought it early in the spring: he ^|Jt
as not only recleaned his own cot - . Sp]
in seed but also several thousand c|1(
ushels for his neighbors. Some menI wj
i ought their seed twelve miles to ;
ave them cleaned. It has resulted in j
etter stands of cotton in that viein- i |0|
y. reports county,agent Anderson. ! xvt
^ I W
? . -i I ha
"It s not a question of being in j
vie that should concern on- about j
ebbing her hair." says Miss Maude 1
Wallace, Assistant home denionstra-l
on agent i\>r the State College of'
igricult?ir?-. "but sp.c should first j ^
ccide whf'b.ei or rot it is suitable ! .
, . mi
or her particular stvie ot lieautv. J ^
3L0MNG ROCK TO I
loverniftAt Plans New and Adequate ^
Building to Take Place of One
Destroyed by Fire.
Washington A^ay 21.. . Represen- o1
ative l'oughton who paid a personal j},
'isit to the postoflice department to n.
lay to ask for better quarters and a,
equipment for the postomce at Blow n
ng Rock, was told that an inspector! w
tad already been assigned to invosti- jc
ration of the situation there with a aj
iew of meeting the public requirements
with an adequate building'jr
ind -equipment. i ,n
Mr. Monghtoa told the ortieials at
he Po> .flu- Depart mi r i that Blow j \
r?g Rock, one of the rbqst famous
.ealth and pleasure resorts m :1a* (v
Nouth, needed both a postoflice buildng
ami the essential equipment for
he transaction of business, and tout i w
heseinip:t?vements should be forth- j
coining. He was assured that a thor- bi
>ugh investigation would made j p,
r.ici that prompt action it; the mat-j tl
* r inighr expected Several monih ' ^
igo fire at that place destroyed the j ??
aost.ortiee and its contents and since i ^
bat vim*, the oflict has been run in ,,
ivtj '.????- U
juste and unsatisfactory a]
A tenan t farmer of Union county a,
at the ag:- of fifty years bought his ^
own farm last year paying $4!0U jr
for it. The first thing he did was to jj
tind the county agent anu get his tj
help and advic? in terracing and n
planning his work. County agent T. g
W. Broom went out and spent two tj
days with him. Before the agent left
the farmer pointed to aterraced held'
and said, "Some day, if you live, and! h
I do. 1 am going to show you one a
hundred bushels of coir, per acre on' h
that land.*' Such was his confidence.
thv the p.
i.-Established in 1 88ft
if flsh hatchery
Suitable Location Can be Fount!
in Watauga. Trout Hatchery Will
Br Completed This Summer
(*.V;riston Salem Journal.) ^
Khairma, J. K. Dixon of the N.
Fisheries Commission spem Sunj
in the city ai?l when seen at the
bert K. L?t Hotel yesterday afterjn
talked interestingly of the y*rois?
being made in building hatches
in western North Caioiina
Mr. Dixon will visit the lioaritsg
p section, above Elkin toda;. for
! of rlpfinitdv ly.J??
site for P. new trout hatchery ir:
it vicinity. He hop;..- soon to
ive an expert from the bureau
fisheries of ins federal governnt
to make a survey. It is the
rpose of Chairman Dison to
ild the hatchery a Roaring Gap
i have it in operation by the fall.
Mr. Dixon says he finds the greatinterest
and enthusiasm in the
v hatcheries wherever he goes in
,'dmont and Western North Caroa.
In overy i.-isiance '.hi people
vc donated land and other material
ci counties are building road.- to
Five hatcheries in ail will be put
operation by fall. Two a*- - for
propagation of bass and three
r mountain trout. The miiiu
?ut hatchery is in Haywood county
ar vVavnesviHe, one at Roaring
p and one somewhere in Watauga
ujity. lhe bass hatcheries are in
imberiand county, near Fa^etteI.
J i? >"? ?
iv ciim ui ncunwitii county, neat
rhc bass hatcheries neat Fayettele
arid Marion are being pushed
completion. Supts. arc on the job
it they will be put in operation in
cw mouths. The hatchery near Mali
is one of the beauty spots of
* State, the county building' a
endid highway encircling the liati*ry
and when it is ompleted it
li lie one of the show places of
it section of the state.
The Superintendent is also on the
at the trout hatchery in Hay>od
and the work is being ru>hed.
i.ecompleted this hatchery will
ve a capacity of live million young
iut a year with, which to stock the
luntain streams of the state.
The hatchery in Watauga has not
t been located, it was thought a*,
e time that a site had been deimined
upon, but it was found
ipossible to procure the laud on
rms agreeable t;? the stale authoriis.
Another site has beer: sugges
il in that county. If a proper site
n be found th? hatchery will be
ii!t in Watauga this summer under
der of the fisheries commission
lard issued sonn time ago.
RIGINAL BUSTER BROVvN"
DRAWS IMMENSE CROWDS
The Buster Brown attraction put
1 in Boone Tuesday afternoon by
a- Davidsou Dept. Store was a sig
i! success, and considered the best
Jvertising stunt every pulled off
i this section. The court house was
ell filled, children being in the inanity.
Buster was not at his best.
he explained, for he had iust revived
a telegram from a hospital
i Lexington, Ky. that his world faious
dog Tige was ;c:?d However
e urogram was nicety carried out.
m rie- of moving pictures \va> first
hich v. as foliovw d by an address
y the midget concerning the excel!d
points of the Buster Brov&h shoe.
>id by DaviUT "i and iutcrsut-i sed
ith jokes or. himself and his dog
ig<. Many present.- were given, the
est one being a neat watch, nov
assessed by tittle Billy Mack HarIn,
being* the first hoy to get on the
age wearing the Buster Brown shoe
uster is being accompanied through
lis territory t*> Mr. X. C. C arsons
f Mountain City, who represents
le Brown Shoe Co., in this vicini'v.
nd who is well and favorably kno
\ Watauga. Before closing Buster
sked all the little folks in the auicnce
to hold up their hands v. ho
itended to wear Buster 3rown shoes
1 the future, and almost instantly
\e little hands shot up afi over the
)om, so we judge that the Davidson
tore will enjoy a lively trade in
lis line of goods hereafter.
Business men .f Granville county
avc pledged $500 in rash to be used
s prizes to stimulate more interest
i the Livo-at-Home program of the
grieulturol Extension division:, reorts
county agent .1. H. filackwell.