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Interesting News Items a.
tions of tl
Wo arc glad to know that Mr. I.
^S. Greene is able to be out again.
' We hope he will soon be able to atglfl
tend his mill again as he sure does
grind our grain to suit us.
Mrs. I. M. Carlton was carried to
the Wilkes Hospital Monday. Mrs.
l:-:\ ...wlnmmnt .... < ..
[appendicitis and gall stones. We hope
she will soon recover and be home
Mr. W. L. Greene and Mr. Joe We!
born visited home folks Saturday and
Mr. Winfred Greene ha- purchased
a Ford roadster. The Fords aye
small hut they stand what lite big
Miss Jennie Greene and Mrs. Winnie
Miller visited Miss Flora Green
Mr. Z. V. Greene hud company for
dinner on Saturday last.
Mr. Oba Shirley has moved to Mr.
a B. T. Taylor's. Mr. Taylor has built
him a dwelling house near his home
so Mr. Shirley can help him care
for his apples as it looks as if he
will need quite a little help before
he gets them taken care of. 1
I Mr. William Shirley has been visiting
his daughter at Winston Salem
for a few days.
Mr. Glenn and Carl Welch took a
contract for hauiing a bunch of lumber
for Mr. W. H. Greene.
Say old sports go slow with your
!joy rides us we think tK p ice of
gas is coming down.
Mr. Xinevah Presnell has worked
bis section of the road to the delight
of the mail carrier. He sure has done
A good jol).
Hay ami oats are nearly all in the
Stack with a bumper crop, but corn
here is almost a failure
We were very sorry indeed to hear
of the death of Mr Polly Edniisten.
Your correspondent attended the funeral
and was glad to help sing the
songs that her children requested to
be sung and one that Mrs. Edmislen
requested sung. She will be missed
in our church and community. Surely
no better Christian mother ever lived.
Airs. Laura, wife of John McGuire
is a very sick woman at this writing.
Our school is progressing nicely
with a large attendance.
Mr. D. A. Rominger, one of our
hustling merchants is hauling back
to Cranberry this week
Mrs. Nettie Trivett and Mrs. Julia
Hicks and Miss Julia Presnell visited
school Friday evening.
Mr. G. A. Eumisten was in this section
M. P. Trivett is employed to make
some seats for our school which our
good teachers say are badly needed
| Come on ye correspondents! 1 always
read your scribblng? first.
Your correspondent has beeen away
for two weeks but is back ready
to tell you about Foscoe.
Tha people are busy canning ber
ries and other things out of their gar
Mr. L. L. Moody purchased a new
mowing machine with which he rush
ed his hay making and is now putt in*
cabbage on the market by the trad
Mr3. W. H. Byrd is doing fine worl
with her canning machine. She know:
bow to use it.
Mr. Ronda Davis who is teaching
his fil \ term of school at Zionvilh
was in Foscoc Sunday, also Mr. Noal
Church of Todd. We are always gla<
for good boys to be in our Sunda;
Sheriff young and wife and bab;
boy of Blowing Rock came down Sui
day. His sister Mrs. W. M. McCaii
and her little daughter Hazel am
Mrs. Walters went back with him am
took in the big land sale.
Mrs. Walters visited her gram
daughters Mrs. Grover Robbins am
Mrs, Charlie Ward.
Mr. Dav.d Wyke is having a ne\
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Newspaper Published in c
$1 50 Per Ye.r BOONE,
i . j
.n il i Mauiuga
s Reported Each Week by
s in the Several Seche
cottage put up. It will be a real nice
house when finished.
Mrs. Charlie Cole has a fine baby
girl which she is very proud of.
Mr. Fi'mor Coffey, our merchant
I go I an order for ten bushels of green
beans from Johnson City, the beans
in that part of Tennessee having been
j destroyed by insects.
Miss Lillie Presneli of Cove Creek
, spent last week in Foscbe.
j 4Mvs Liilie Cong and Nevia Calaway
just returned from a visit to Banner
Airs. Morton spent Sunday with
Mrs. Henry Brinkicy.
Mr. Have Wagner's daughter of
Roanoke ?y visiting her uncle Mr. Jud
j M :.-ses Minnie and Emma Coffey
! reports a fine time unday horseback
riding and visiting old friends.
The Community Club ice cream so
cial that was held at Rock> Point
school house last Saturday night was
a great success even if the weather
was so unfavorable. Everybody enjoyed
it to the fullest extent and our
good teachers were very much pleased
with the beginning and staged that
i hey were receiving cooperation beyond
their fondest dreams. That
speaks well of our community and
let us not draw away from this thot
that was brought before our minds.
"Lots carry on" be our slogan for
Mr. W. A. Watson the local insurance
agent for our community has
written up a number of policy holders
for his strong company, and if you
were not one of that number he
would like to write you up, as life is
short at the longest and by taking
j insurance you provide for yourself
! J?n?l liWixl I>nnc U.
Mr. W. D. Lookabill is preparing;
to give his nice residence on the hill
a nice coat of painting and when he
; gets it 011 will show up and be as
white as driven snow. The farmers
! and business men of the community
1 now have a move on which will tell
as the years pass is our conjecture
for awhile, if matters move on in
business circles as at-present.
Messrs and Mesdames J E. Luther
and F". L. Wilcox and M. E. Luther
and C. G. Wilcox went visiting last
Sunday to Mount Zion in Wilkes roun
ty. returning the same day in the
! evening. We hope they had a good
I trip and enjoyed the motoring into
I the "State of Wilkes.**
Mr. E. W. Moretz, our local lumberman
had the misfortune to get
his 3awmill burned up again. Fate
seems to hold a hand over Mr. Moretz
as he so often has losses. "He
that hath must lose" and Mr. Moretz
just takes things as they come along
I without a word of grief.
Rev. L. A. Wilson preached at tht
' Proffit Grove church on Jast Sunday
Mrs. Bell Ragan of Boone visited
her sister Mrs. June Miller last Sun'
Mr. K . Coy Moretz. reai estate mar
of Charlotte, spent the latter part ol
' last week with his parents Mr. ant
" Mrs. Joseph Moretz and other rel
1 atives here. We are glad to have hat
' him among us and to know that h<
is prospering in his business.
c On last Sunday evening Mr. Grad)
5 Winebarger and Miss Pearl Mille
were united in the holy bonds o
f matrimony. Mr. aleb Winebarger pe
' formed the ceremony. The groom i
1 a son of Mr. Noah Winebarger am
1 i.1- L 'J
- me uriae a ilaughter of Mr. Cla;
' Miller. We wish for them a long
happy and prosperous life.
f Miss Louisa Lookabili who ha
1 been at Hickory for the past fev
1 months spent the week end at he
1 home here.
' Messrs Albert Winebarger and Ei
Lookabili left Monday for Concor
i N. C. where they will act as dele
i gates from Mount Zion Luther Lea
We hope they will have a plea;
" ant trip.
ind for Boone and Wataug
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i W.VUA tuum Y, NOK 1 h CA
ASSEMBLY PASSES '
OVER 400 BILLS
Special Session of North Carolina
Lfgislatuse Adjourned Saturday'
After 17 Days Many Propositions
to be Voted on in November.
Raleigh Aug. 23 ? Sine die ad-j
journment today at noon brought |
the special session of the general assembly
to a close on its seventeenth!
Called into extraordinary session
to act upon the report of the ship and
water transportation commission and j
correct errors in the sinking fundi
amendment act, preparatory- to e*c
| pected ratification in the November
; j election, the assembly performed the
I two duties and in addition enacted
| over 400 of the nearly GOO public
and local hills introduced.
The port and water transportation
measure is accepted as the out-piece !
of legislation enacted by the session.;
If the people- approve aie act in tftoj
election it will supply the machinery |
for inaugurating a port and water j
commerce development program with
an investment ot" $7000,000 in terminal
facilities of deep sea and inland
ports ai.d a contingent fund of
$1,500,000 for the operation of the I
state owned ships.
Besides correcting the error in the
sinking fund measure, the special
session added another constitutional j
aneiidmenl proposal to the three a
i dopted for submission by the 1023]
i legislature. It provides for an in-;
j crease of per die^i for members of
I the general assembly from $1 to $10.;
The special session killed bills sub- j
| nutting three other constitutional;
! amendments, one extending the term j
of county sheriffs and coroners, the
'second nrovidintr for s? inHieisil * ?*
j districting and abolishing of the roj
tat ion system for judges and the
J third putting a reduced tax rate on j
money on deposit in banks and real-'
fly montages and deeds ot' trust.
A:s tike result of legslulion by the i
regular session supplemented
I by that of the special session the |
people of North Carolina will vote j
on the following proposals in the >
November elections, besides expressing
their choice on candidates for
National, state congressional and the
To inaugurate port and water transportation
development program. Machinery
provided by special session.
To authorize an appropriation of
$2,000,000 to aid World War Veterans
acquire farm lands. Machinery
provided by iu2d regular session.
To amend the constitution so as
to increase per diem of members of
general assembly to $10. Submitted
by special session.
To amend the constitution so as!
to increase per diem of members of I
feneral assembly to $10. Submitted'
by special session.
To amend the constitution to make!
inviolate the sinking fund for state:
j bonds. Submitted by regular session,)
I but. discovery of error in provisions!
of act necessitated its repeal and
enactment of a new measure by special
To amend constitution to limit the
bonded indebtedness which the state
may incur. Submitted by regular session.
To amend the constitution to exempt
from taxation mortgages and
deeds of trust on homes. Submitted
, by regular session and submitting act
amended by special session to change
I rate of interest on exempted mortgages
and trust deeds from 5 1-2 per
Cent to the legal rate.
> On its seventeen days, the special
f session enacted a considerable num!
ber of measures of state-wide im_
portance and interest. It killed a
i great many bills proposing other
? measure^ of equal interest. One ot*
these was a local bill to exempt Bun -
t\ combe county from the absentee vot.;
ers law. The legislature wasn't as
f hostile toward the law as public senr
timent in Buncombe was represented
5 as being, the hill died in committee.
1 Among other bills that lest out
j were five proposng increases in sal,
ary for state officials. Another was
a bill to take the power of veto over
s appointments of county welfare effiv
cers from Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson,
r state commissioner of public welfare
Two repealer bills, one proposing to
i strike out the foreign stock exempli
tion clause of the 1923 revenue act,
- and the other to repeal the "stop look
and listen" law met with defeat,
i- The stop law was amended howcvj
er, a partial victory for the defeat
a County, the Leader of T
ROLJNA, THURSDAY AUGUST 28
MOTORiS; - MAY CARRY UNCON-!
"The law pt-nr.'-t* motorists to
have all the gun: tiaey want in their j
automobiles providing the guns are
iot concealed" said Deputy Record
et John L. Pearce of Wiimhigton,;
:n Ih-cu.-sing ' he -ubject.
The question wa.- propoundede as J
a result of many motorits making
inquiries as to whether or net they
would be permitted to carry pistols
on motor tours throughout the State
as a protection against possible hold- j
The deputy recorder said that just
as long as the pistol or rifie is not
concealed, meaning that just as long
as the butt or point, of the revolver
is hidden, no law is violated by
rarrvinc i? ?PAnnrJ >? ??? :|~
However, he stressed the point in
law thai a pistol concealed 3* a concealed
weapon, statins that to lay
a revolver on the automobile sept
and then sit on it would be breaking
the law just the same as it would be
to carry the pistol in a pocket.
There may not be a pot of gold at
thi' end of the rainbow but there is
mone> under the back yard rubbish
pile for the willing gardener.
, Soybeans furnish one of the best
I feeds for dairy cattle, reports county
agent of Randolph county. Yields
of three tons of hay per acre are being
secured in that county.
od repealer bill. A bill authorising
the sale of the state prison farm
Among important measures enacted
by the special session in addition
to the port bill, the sinking fund
amendment act and the constitutional
amendment proposal t<> increase
the pay of legislators, were the fedlowing:
Joint resolution rejecting the fed
era) child labor amendment propo-1
* Joint resolution seeking the restoration
,?f the Cape Fear and Yadkin!
Valley railroad ns a continuous line. |
Joint resolution asking the North'
Carolina representatives in Congress J
to seek early federal construction of
the proposed inland canal front More;
head City to the Cape Fear River.
Resolution cratin ga special com-!
mission to investigate and report to
the next regular session a plan for!
state control of commercial motorl
Appointment of a special commis-'
-ion to make a survey of state pri-j
-on conditions, inspect prison in other
states and report \o the next session;
'; plan for changes looking to improving
the state's system.
A series 01 local measures authorizing
bond issues for counties and
towns aggregating approximately
Appointment of a special commis
>n?n to investigate and report to the]
next session on a system to more |
equitably distribute the burden of
financing the public school system.
Preventing the sale in the state of
Protecting the public from "road
hogs" by applying traffic regulations
to the public highways.
Protecting property along the high
ways from abuse by imposing punishment
for cutting tree*., destroying
flowers and shrubbery and otherwise
despoiling property, except by the
owner of the land.
Authorizing the state highway com I
mission to increase the salary of chair
man Frank Page to $15,000.
Placing all Confederate veterans
on pension rolls.
Appropriating $15,000 for a North
Carolina exhibit at the Southern ex|
position in New York City.
Appointment of a commission to
j investigate the feasibility of estab!
lishing a state constabulary.
Authorizing the sale of paregoric,
| Godfrey Cordial, aspirin, and other
1 drugs, without restriction to phar~
| maceutical establishments in about
75 of the 100 counties.
Authorizing: acquirance of the
' state fair property by State College.
! Authorizing: insurance commission to
1 employ deputies to investigate fires
in western North Carolina.
Many other bills, public and legal,
l of more or less general importance
I and interest, were enacted.
The special session cut off three
I more days from the customary 20
i days with pay, but it did as much
j work as possibly any special session
I heretofore held. In the closing days
it worked morning, afternoon and
I night, a good many of the soluns putting
considerably more than eight
hours far their $1 per day.
siorthwestern North Caiol
;t 1924 5 Ct?. aCopy
T AS QflMMFR
JL/i KKJ ;
Appalachian Ttftiinag School H*<
Had Rvcord-Brcaking Attendance.
Many Visitors Items of Interest
From Town at Large.
Quit*- a large cumber of visitors
have been at the Appalachian Training
School during the past few days
among them were Mr. and Mrs. Sydnor
of Richmond, Virginia; Prof. L.
E. Logan of Missouri who is to be
a teacher in this school during the
next year; Mr. Tree-man of Winston
Salc-rn. representing the Modern Wod
men who spent several days in town;
Rev. T. L. Biaylock a native of Mitchell
county and a missionary for a
number of years in China, made a'
very strong talk at chapel. The school |
is always glad to see Capt. E. F. Lov-j
ill. Chairman of the Board of Trus-j
tees, who was at the school u few
days since. J
A base bal game between Mountain I
City and Boene on the 2*"?ih result-!
ed in a score of 1 to 8 in favor of1
The summer session of the Training
school came to a most.successful
close today. Never has the school had
' so successful a summer. During the
two terms 876 were enrolled. 549 in
the first term and 327 in the secmid.
During the la<t days of the
term quite a number of friands me
to the school who seemed deeply interested
in the rapid development of
the school. Among them Mr. Hinsen
of MarshvilJe and Dr. A. W. Howell
of Cherryvtlle and a number of others
On Thursday Pi of H. B. Smith
a summer instructor and Superintendent
of the New Berne City High
School, delivered a fine and helpful
address to the student body. At the
close of the school today five young1
ladies received diplomas in the Normal
department. After a song the
following program was rendered: J.l
M. Downum led in prayer. A. R. Smit
sang two solos. Most interesting short
talks were made by Capt. B. L. Smith
Prof. 0. \V. Johnson, ami Dr. J. P.:
Rankin of the school faculty, and
Rev. \V. A Stanbury, pastor of Eden-i
ton street Methodist church in Ra!-i
eigh. President B. B. Dougherty delivered
the diplomas to the gradua-j
tes and Prof. Chapel Wilson presen-j
ted the certificates to which each]
was entitled, issued by the state. The 1
school is losing cine of its efficient!
teachers, two of the summer school
teachers ar?- to remain for the yea? ,
Profs. J. A. Kent ami Joseph A. Williams.
The graduates at this time
were Misses Bessie Brads her. Janie J
Bradsher, Emma Steele. Sallie Out- j
lav* and Lena Bailey. And now what I
do the friends of the Registrar's office
think of this event? While the
Registrar and his secretary were attending
the graduating exercise some
unknown person came to the door of
the office and left?a most gorgeous
bouquet. How fine!
One of the most recent and which
seems destined to be one of the most j
valuable enterprises in fioone is the
chemical brick manufacture undfrr
the supervision of Mr. R. M. McK.oy,
Manager. These brick are made by
the Sanderson Chemical Process and
are not concrete, but are an imitation
of sand stone and the manager
assures your correspondent that the
brick will last as long as sand stone.
They cost a little more than ordinary
brick but are without doubt worth
much more. They are a pressed brick
and beautifully smooth and perfectly
molded. Special patters are made for
the corners at windows and doors.
They can be made in almost any color
desired, or white if that is prefer;
red. This new enterprise seems worthy
of the attention of the people of
Boone and other nearby towns and
I communities. One church in the wes|
tern part of this county is now being
built of these brick and others are
buying. When drying they seem as
hard as a rock and certainly no more|
uchuuiui yr ainacuve wa:i can oe
found anywhere than these brick will
make Your correspondent visited the
factory and is free to say that if
these brick are as durable as they!
are hard and smooth and beautiful in
appearance, and this is claimed for
them they are destined to become
a very popular building material in
a short time. It would be well to test
this most attractive building material
while the opportunity offers.
Dr. J. D. Rankin is just returning
from his motor trip to Washington
D C., reports a most delightful and
.Tof... . trip and i> inter; ti g his
ina.--Established in 1888
Under Act Introduced by Represent
ta'.ve Coffey Roadside Flowers
Must Not Be Destro\ed.?Amends
Watauga County Road Law.
In sending the Democrat copies
of local billy passed at the special
session of the Legislature our Representative
"I wish to make this statement in
explanation of the amendment to the
Vi.oU 1-? i* ;
?c?" u i> inserting a new section
between sections seven and eight
being sectio: 7 (??. making it a misdemeanor
and fine for the failure
of the County Commissioners or the
Road Supervisor to fail to put into
effect ar.y >ection of the road law
of one thousand nice hundred and
twenty-three. 1 want to call the attention
of the people to two bids
that were pa.-sed at the regular session
that will mean a saving of several
thousand '1 -liars in taxes and that
is the bill abolishing the Treasurer's
oflico and a biil placing the sheriff
on a salary. I call the attention of
the people to these law- in order
that they may know, if they are lepealed
later, they will know who
did it. I take this method of expressing
inv gratitude to the people of
Watauga County for what they have
done for me in the pi. ? and assuring
them that I have done the best
1 could in rendering service to the
people of my county.
A bill to be entitled an act to preserve
the fiower&, plants, shrubs
and trees Along the county and slate
highways in Watauga, Caldwell and
a e .
The General Assembly of North Carolina
Section i. That it shall be unlawful
for any person to break, destroy,
uproot or carry away any flowers,
plants, shrubs or trees in Watauga,
Caldwell or Avery Counties without
first obtaining the written permission
from a highway patrolman, county
road supervisor or the owner of the
land op which said flowers, plants,
shrubs and trees are growing.
.Section 2. That the State and county
patrolmen, road supervisors and
road authorities in and for the aforesaid
counties shall have posted conspicuously
along the State and CO Unix
Highways, notices containing the
provisions of this act, together with
the penalty provided.
Section That any person violating
any of the provisions of this
act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction shall be fined
not less than ten nor more than fifty
Section 4. That all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with this act
are hereby repealed.
Section 5. That this act. snail be
in force from and after its ratification.
A bill to bs entitled an act to amend
chapter 309, public lav* one thousand
nine hundred and twenty three
relating to the construction, improvement
and maintenance oh the
public roads of Watauga County.
The General Assembly of North Carolina
Section 1. That chapter 309 of the
Public Local Laws of one thousand
nine hundred twenty three be, and
the same is hereby, amending by inserting
after Sec. 7 and before Sec.
8 as a new section the following:
"Sec. 7-a. The violation of any provision
of this act or the failure to
perform any provision of this act
by the county commissioners or by
the county road supervisor, where
such performance is required shall be
a misdemeanor and upon conviction.
<racu memDPr 01 s&ia commissioners
or s&id road supervisor shall be fined
not less than fifty dollars and not
more than two hundred and fifty dollars."
Sec. 2. That all laws and clauses
of laws in conflict with the provisions
of this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. S. That this act shall be in
force from and after its ratification.
The following representative citizens
from Winston-Salem spent the
past night in Boone: J. F. Fulton, a
salesman of the Flint Tobacco Co.,
J. C Mock. District Manager Flint
' Tobacco Co., J. J. Allen and son,
i Mr. and Mrs. . G. Newell., Dr. and
Airs. C. S. Ijiwrence, E. C. Clinard.
' friends by a description ot the many
places in and around Washington and
- r.ir. \;1 v.hic'n he visited.