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VOL. XXVIII. NO. 23.
Automobile Manufacturer To De?i
velo Estate Near Pineoln at Cost
of Million and
Howard Marrnon, automobile *
manufacturer of Indianapolis, Ind , ^
has purchased several hundred acres ^
of scenic land in Avery county from
Thomas Love and will spend $1,500,7^
000 in developing it ih';o one of the ^
finest estates in the mountains. The
purchase price of the real estate is r
said to have been around $40,000. ^
This is the report originating here
in sources believed to be thoroughly j.
reliable. As Mr. Mannon was at his ^
summer home in Pineoia and eould
not be reached, the details of the
plan of development are not yet ^
known, but it is understood that Mr. ]
Marinon's idea is to leave nothmgj *
undone to make of it an estate eoualI
to any in the mountain section. ^
The land lies in one of the most
scenic portion.-: of Avery county, it- v
self considered the most beautiful e
^county in the state. The possibilities ^
for a resort* development are con- *
Mr. Marmon was reared in east 1
Tennessee near Roan Mountain. By xv
watching the mountain grist mills, 1
he conceived the idea of manufac- 1
turing a superior flour nml. He went
to Indianapolis and began the manufacture
of mills and when the au- ^
to mobile became common, he en1^
tered that field and produced one of ^
the belter class cars.
When news of the new develop- ^
ment was broached, old settlers recalled
a tale that is frequently told
about Mr. Marmon. He came back j ^
tV? North Carolina and bought some!
i * ]
sheep from a mountain farmer and
offered a cheek for $200 in pay- ?
meat: The mountaineer, unaceusr ^
to mod to receiving such large checks,
decided that the check must be veri- >
fied before he delivered the sheep.
Accordingly, he telegraphed Mr. ^
Murmon's bunk asking if the check .
was good- Quickly he received the '
reply, "Honor Marmon's checks up p
FOR COMMERCIA LSCHOOL
.Mi. Henderson. represent;n? the *
Vleorghi-Cnrclina Commercial School,
liyvp h<*on recfeived for tutorage in! *
the five-months commercial school ?o ('
be opened by his organization in
f Boone at an early date. J*
"I: is absolutely necessary.'* said kl
Mr. Henderson, "that I have nil applications
in my hands at once, a.-!tv
accommodations \yili lie provided for) ^
only thirty;" lie added that the in-: l!
tor est shown in Boone was unusual'
idi n small city.
Sw25 / | n
BUILDING AND LOAN OFFICE j
, WILL BE CLOSED ON FOURTH1
Secretary \V. H. Gragg announces f
that the Watauga Building and Loan
Association will not open its office P
on the Fourth of July. This would j ^
ordinarily he pay day and this is to!
L.n iL-i. :ii :
nomy ?najenumers mai i-i:v_v wiu
find the office ready for business ?
"'bright and early" Tuesday- p
ZIONV1LLE HAPPENINGS *'
Zior.v.i'lle, June 29.?Clay Reecc is
"having a new house erected in the j
lower end of the village. v
Misses Elaine Greer of Boone and J'
Earline Youuce of Mabel spent* the
weck-oend with Miss Flora Greer. P
David Younce and Newton Robin- S
son. both former resident of Watauga,
but now of White Hall, Md.,
are visiting relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Lioyd Eller and *
daughter, spent the past week-end at
Laurel Bloomery, Tenn.. at the home n
of R. L. Madron.
Air. and Mrs. G. C. Greer and s
family were called to Lenoir early ^
Sunday .morning on accoimr of the
death of Fred Bush, which occurred t
late Saturday. The little boy, who *
with his sisters had climbed to the 1
top of "The W ater Falls," between *
Blowing Rock and Lenoir, and in 1
Kis f.'inf tlnu.Cfl sifli' hp *
.fell a distance of 150 feet. Ris
..death was almost, instant, though he ;
was rushed to Lenoir hospital as '
quickly as possible. The boy was a 1
grandson of IV. .1. Moore of Lenoir. ;
whcrn many people in this section '
know and who will regret to hear of
N. .1. Greer made a business trip
to Mountain City Monday.
Will Ford of Bristol, Temi., spent
the week-end in Zionville.
A !Mon-Partisan F
-iappenings In and
About Blowing Rocfc
nterestin? News of Past Wee!
From Famous Resort
Blowing' Rock June 30-?Some ex
ifement wr.s caused here early thi
* ek by the news that the |?ec.rch foi
ho.*vdus Miller. negro slayer o!
lla.iys K.incaid of Morganton was
pionching Blowing: Rock.
Saturday night Deputy Sheriff
.awrence Coffey of Morgan toi
assed through here and stationer
ten on the Yonahlossee Trail neai
offey's Gap to watch for the negro
iter it' had been reported that hi
ad been tracked up the mountair
This proved to be erroneous, how
ver, as the negro's trail was lost
aturday night. Monday, a group ot
len from Blowing Rock rushed tc
locky Knob when it was reported
nat a negro answering t:> Miller's
escription had been seen there. Nc
lue was found in that vicinity, how
Tuesday morning a fresh pack ol
loodhou'nds was sent from Blowing
lock to the upper reaches of Mul
erry Creek in che hope that the>
cuid pick up the trail. What success
icy had met had not been learned
L: the time of going to press.
The Blowing Rock Band was re
rganized at a meeting in the fowr
all Friday night, officers were elect
d and a constitution and by-law!
ere adopted. Saturday night s
ance was given in the town hail fo?
te benefit of the band. Officers
lected were J. A. Panella, president
arl Coffey, bandmaster; Stuart Canon.
secretary, and Randall Foster
Musicians enrolled were: Cornets
andail Foster, Earl Coffey. Spencei
feeiie. Donald Greene and Stuarl
anr.on; clarinet;-. Benjamin Greene
nd Max Cannon: saxophones, Howrd
Coffey and Don Johnson; alios
fill Knight and Paul Foster* basses
onn Glure and Asbury Weaver
?nor. Will Castle; trombones,% J. A
aneHa and a*. M. Foster; baritone
ufier Craig; bass drum. W. M. Bo
ck: snare drum, Bynum Crisp.
Two girls' camps here, AUo-wec.
?e, operated by Miss Mary Catherine
nompson of Charlotte, and Yona
lossee. oeratcd by Dr. and Mrs. A,
. Kephort of Greensboro, were tc
M is- Thompson says that more apIlcations
have been received for thi
rst term at Allo-wes-tee than car
> cared for. and some had to Jiti
nned awn v. About fifty cruris will
e taken, however, and they conu
om nearly ail. states.
Xo dr.ta ha<i been made public by
v. Kepart as to the number of girls
jgistered for Camp Yonahlossee.
Richard Gather, negro, was arsVttd
Saturday night by Chief oi
oliee Story on a charge of carry^
lg concealed weapons. A .44 cnlibei
rstol was taken from the negro. He
as bound over to superior court by
usuce of the Peace C. R. Walser.
A carrier pigeon, believed to bt
no of those released in the nationa
igeon race at Augusta, Ga., last
eek, was found Saturday on Mair
:reet by Mrs. J. A. Panella in froni
f her restaurant. The bird's leg
and bore the number G45-AJ-2G
PC. It was known here that th<
faiional Pigeon Racing News shoult
e notified of the diiscoverv of th<
igeon, but the address of that or
anizatior. is not known here.
For the-second time within a weel
'hief of Police Story has interrupt
d the liquor trade of lapwing Uocl
?this time by going to its soure>
nd bringing in a 50-gallon blockad
till, which was Captured on th
outh side of the Slue Ftidge near th
Story, with J. Allen Gragg, wen
o the spot' where they had been toi
he still would he found, and disc.v\
red the apparatus where it ha
>een moved 400 yards from the fui
lace. At' the furnace they found
quantity of mash.
Story and Gragg lay in wait t
see if the owner would come. Pre:
?ntly, a man was seen appruachin
Lhe furnace, but as he noticed Story
and Gragg's tracks, he turned an
disappeared in the laurel and fog
Arranwmf-nts uorp fiisirlp Wm
nesdsy bj W. C. Carpenter, Sovit
cm Bell Telephone manager at L
(Ccnt-noed on Page Eight)
Newspaper, Devoted to tF
INK. WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTI
:j FOURTH OF J
i Everything is in
4-U- ..u 1- -t -
i m?= iiiuusdiius or vis
next Monday for \\
cleaned up and put
event, the pyrotech
display have arrivec
i! arranged for and all
completed. The o
day is as follows:
! 0 a. m.-1?Parai
' 11a. m.?Welc
S. Isaacs, of the Ami
; or \)F. R. Gragg.
1 1 :30 a. m. -Ad
Newell of Charlott*
1 p. m.?Dinner
2 p. m.-Field sp
3 p. m. ?Ball gc
8:30 p. m.?Fir
; 9 p. m. Street
"Lost at the Fr?
ture, will be shown
the Pastime theater
rh r > ??? i
iy*?*yur vjragg weicomt
Vets to Boone for 4t
' I realize that words arc in?I
adequate to ex pre-s to the
w} American Legion boys our deep
appreciation, as weil as our debt
lj to them for the service they uo>\
pel fish! y rendered our country
, and its cause during the World
-1 War. Wo. therefore, desire to
: say ttVahem'through the columns
of the press, that every home,
; every street and every other
place in our town is open to
";i them, and every heart in town
j beats time t'o your music with
the warmest and heartiest welcome
that can possibly be accorded
to any one. Bring your
friends and loved ones with you,
i and lot's all unite in celebrating
I the day, and your services, in a
; way befitting our Stafion in life;
i j and in a way that will reflect
: ' everlasting credit to us all.
r | The latca string of the town
-! is on the outside; the keys are
>; in your hands for a good time,
W. R. GRAGG, Mayor.
VALLE CRUCIS SCHOOL
FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATK
v l 'pl . \r?n.. r- c _ t>A.
I xnc > ?tne v.riuus ouiiinif.r ocm
? j for Religious Education will open
the Vane Crucis School for Girls
Ci JuW 4th. The Rev. jr. W. C. Jol
t son of Gastonia, announces that the
will be a faculty of fifteen, ami t
prospects for a very successful s
f sion are good.
J The Valle Orueis church, schi
r ^buildings, grounds and dining >?>c
^ under the care of the P.ev James
. Burke, are at the disposal of 1
' summer school, which will he
tended by ministers and every
o jpartment of church work from i
dioceses of North Carolina.
U LOCAL MASONIC OFFICERS
| The following officers for the
I suing year have been elected at* N
teuga Lodge. No. 273, A. F. & A.
1"j J. T. C. Wright, Worshipful Masi
j H. G. Farthing, Senior Warden;
(j"j S.\Stevenson. Junior Warden; ji
?! \V. Hodges, Treasurer; David Grec
ie Best Interests of North wes
I CAROLINA, THUKSL) ?? .lUN'E .10. 1
/ ? /
READINESS FOR I
ULY CELEBRATION ?
readiness to entertain ^
itors expected in Boone
restern North Carolina's
Legion Park has heen
in condition for the big \ e
nics for the fireworks 121
i "APF. MAN" FOUND IN
HUNGARIAN VILLAGE; ?!
Berlin, June 2S.?A "genuine j-,
npc-iiian," a reversion to the missing ^
link which some scientists assort never
existed, has been discovered in' yj
Hungary, in the little town of] ,
A bony. 1 si
He is 84 years old. and has what ^
t'he physicians call "purely animal; }
instincts." His body i: covered with - (
fur-like hair. He usually walks bent; C1
over like an ape. supporting himself!
on his hands as wed. He is quick of ^
movement and climbs like an ape. f5
| He has never worn any clothes and
: i tears into shreds any clothes put on
f|t him now. He is unable to laik and!
on utters only unintelligible sounds and |
in_ cries. For 20 years he. has lived like;
;re! an an'ma' with the animals on his;
j|C father's farm.
es_ Tlu "^e-man" was discovered j ^
when he tore loose from his chain,! ^
30j ran into the town and scared all t'n.- ^
p He is now confined in an asylum s
-t Budapest. o
de- FOUR YOUTH ROB BANK
j Kinsley, Kansas, June 27.?Four I
i youthful robbers held up the Kinsley ! C
j National Bank, this afternoon, kid..!
j napped the cashier, R. \V. Owings,I s
en-j and escaped in a motor car with be- - c
Va-I tAveen $10,000 and $12,000 in c&sh.j <
M.j The cashier returned to Kinsleyj t
aijoui a ohu nyur niter explaining ji
c. the robbers had taken him two sniiesi
r/nn out into n country where they told' ?
:ne, him to walk hack. None oi the roh-' 1
j bers were masked. 1;
t North Carolina.
Artist Concert at
Methodist Church 1
ote?l Musicians Wili Give Prugraro
Tooijjht at 8 O'clock in Church
Asst.-vtorium ! ?
Tin people of Boone and tojumu-j
t\ are exceedingly fortunate to
i\(.- In prospect the resii treat of an
ti-t program tY> he given at the
ethodisi church here Thursday ?
ening, -Tune 30 at 8 o'clock- ^
Miss Ruth Rankin, a graduate of ] j
inthrop College, and following the I
oung Artist contest, sponsored byj .
c National Federation of. Music) ;1
kips. in which she won honorable: 2
cntion, stood a competitive exami_ ; ^
ition in Juiiliard Musical Founda-i v
>!i in New York City. Success in! ^
s gave Miss Rankin a fellowship I c
the piano department where she [ a
:s spent the past two years studying j 0
ider Madame O.'ga Sarnaroff, and! f
here she has won a third scholar-' c
ip for next year. ! (
Mr. Stephen Gardner of Washing-: j
n and Blowing Rock, received b?s I v
1, the airplane 1ms been
other details have been R j u
fficial program for the tv
de from courthouse to (]
orae by Commander L.
srican Legion, and MayIdress
by Hon. Jake F.
Everybody bring well
ime, Ashe vs. Watauga. ,,
^nt," a World War pic- u
throughout the day at
;s Daniels To Deliever
h Address at Normal w
S ; i.
Hon. Joscphus Dahiehs, editor | j(
of. the Raleigh News and Qlvserv<
c-r and stu-rclary of the navy ' y,
during the administration of ^
President Wilson, will deliver : ^
address at the State Normal au- ; ...
diforium tomorrow morning at ^
j 10 o'clock. The address is for ; tt
i the public ;>> well as the student (l
body. Mr. Daniels is spending a r
j short vacation at May view ,
j Manor. Blowing Rock. ;j
i^.l iii'iML-ai uiKiruciiou a: an eariy v
as a 'choir boy ui St. Thomas' v
piscopal church. New York) He has V
nee studied extensively, and is an
Miss Mildred McDade of Boone,
ho has studied expression at Mar- .
in Washington College for the past ^
?*o years will give some readings.
The program is as follows:
Where My Caravan Has Rested,
iOhr) : Calling Me Home to You*
L>drol); The Blind Ploughman,
* Iarke) ?S tephe r> (1 ard ncr.
Fantasy and Fudge (Bach-Lisat) |
-Ruth Rankin. | ^
October and June (O. Henry); '
'.curette (Robert Service)?Mildred *
Lamp of Love (Salter) Invocation
Life (Spross); The Answer (Tor- (
Toccata, (Opus 7} (Schumann);'
tude (Revolutionary), (Chopin);'
tude (Op. 10, No. H), (Chopin)? ?
The Old Fashioned Garden (For- t
'r>: SniiUftg Through (Penn); At awning
La (. ampanella (Liszt) ? Ruth ^
EGiON AND AUXILIARY TO
MEET FRIDAY, JULY FIRST 1
There will be a regului of'
ataueo posr No. ISO, American
ogion. and Auxiliary on Friday,
uly 1st at s p. n;. This being the !
ist meeting of the Legion before 1
uly -Uhv every ex-service man in j
"atauga county requested to be
resent llid get your name in the
pot" for the big parade. Every vx_ 1
;rvice man in the county is invitedj
> bo present *.t the Legion hal! on
a'ly 4th at 8:30 a. m., fev regis*?a-:
on and. there to be issued the prop-!
: regalia which the hc-ys are to wear' '
i the big parade. i ,
Boys, if you have any sort of -irmy ,
nifor ivliieh'^on van wear, please!
t> so; and if not, civilian clothes are;
lore than welcome.
The American Legion boys respect- j ,
illy ask that every good lady of; .
"ata.uga centity bring a pell filled;
i(? ni'.t* oi>lt?hv->T;i-.T: .Tiilv 11 L ' .
,'v are expecting quitfe a number of j
< service hoys who fought side by} ,
do with its from adjoining conn- ,
os and states and it is our desire ]
wt wo at least give our comrades a ;
ood dinner and a royal welcome to }
We are counting on the ladies of ,
k'ataujra county and you have ncv etui
L. S. ISAACS, Com. ,
C. S. STEY.EXSOW Adj. t
, VjS !. I
RED FEZ" CLUB ORGANIZED 1
On Tuesday evening at the Black-j *
urn Hotel a goodly number of thej"
hriners ?>f the county met at a ban-\
uet spread in the spacious dining!
oora of the hotel. The dinner was
njojred to the fullest extent by every
ne present, thanks to the genial
ostess, Mrs. Blackburn. The Red
Vz club was organized by electing '
V. R. liragg. president; John E.j
ivown, vice president, and W. E j
The purpose of the club is to look !
iftcr the crippled children of the;
'ouniv under 13 years of age. with 1
i view to giving them treatment in I
in orthopaedic hospital. Aside from j
his the organization has a most en-'
ioyable social aide that is worth all it !
:osts- Each arid every Shriner in i
the county is most cordially invited
ind expected to join.
; , \ . /.<" .,
PRICE FIVE CENTS
to open july 11
^uperrnternic^t llRgairian Ani.ouncej;
thai Ail 5'x MoroW Schoc.Js
Will Open On toRt Date
The *trx month's term Free schools
>f the county will beciii the 1927
essiiiji t>!' .July 11th. In making
bis a ii ii u i; r can i est, Su peri lit t- n de n t
f again a n soys:
"Our average a .'tendance has imiroved
every year for several years,
rid there is still room for improvedent
in a large per cent of our
ehools. We are hoping that ibis
ear that) be the best ever. In order
o make it such it will take the co
i?p or parents, teacners and
ttendanee officers. After oil the
uses most interested should be the
athcr and mother of the child. I
an't quite understand the imliffernce
of a few fathers and mothers.
1 is reasonable that every one would
rant to give their own children the
ery best possible chance in life and
el a few arc v.uuing, it seems, to
Leep their children out of school just
s! they can rather than to keep them
i alii they can.
"You say you need your children
it home to help make a living?few
sareut-s do not, but 1 notice the poorisl
parents in the county who have
i determination to give their children
i chance in life like other children,
ilways find a way to keep them in
chool; Such children will be heard
:i*pm some day. !
"And I further observe that when
mrdnfcs are little interested in the
ducat ion of their children, can always
find some very plausible exU
r keeping them out.
! trust that every teacher will use
iiHigence to secure the beet attends
iri'n W(? lia\ <> ?**???- h??/l It io
Iu;y to visit and make pc-iona'. in^
of absentees; find out the
tome* conditions, reasoiis of absence
ind try to secure the proper attondir.ee
of every child it; your school
itid then, if necessary. report the
-:ame to the attendance officer with
Fall information. If I, on investigation,
tit id the non-al tendance is not
Justifiable, i shall iiistitut.* such pro eeduigs
as. may be necessary to se_*uro
ihe regular attendance of such
t?ome parents feel that thes ought
6 be the sole managers of their own
rnUdreiV; but they forget that they
io not havo the moral right, and
t'ortimateiy they do not now. have the
egal right to rake away then ehsllrun's
"The compulsory attendance law
ivas not enacted for the parents, hut
; e.'jyhcrs, let'./ get busy nt the
rirsr of the school and try to cure
si'.y trouble along this line. If you
.vill do your duty I shall try to do
WILD CATS AND SNAKES
WORRY KANSAS TOWNS
Topcka, Kan.. June 27'.?Wild cats
Vrid bnUsnake< are OSming ?
Titriace to WesteiT. Kansas. vieihitles,
o-cording to reports here.
Warden B. Do zee, of the state
forestry, -fish arid game commission,
ih a report just released, declares
housar.ds of cats are roaming the
rural districts of the state around
r rattt in Pratt county, and are ki*l_
Tig birds. chickens and small farm
rnimals at an alarming rate.
These cats, Doze reported, are
not real wildeaes, but have been town
jy city eats that went wiid.
Bullsnakes in the vicinity of June:ion
City are spreading terror even,
though the reptile is comparatively
harmless. It It net a poisonous
JOHN G. DAWSON RESIGNS
Raleigh. June 25.?John Dawson
announced here tonight his decision
to resign as chairman of the Democratic
state executive committee.
The demands for personal and
rofessional affairs were assigned U3
the reason. Mr. Dawson has rendered
extaordinariiy conspicuous service
during four years at' the party helm.
It is expected that Attorney Generla
O. G. Brummitt will succeed him.
Old Gent: "Whfn 1 was a lad I
didn't think ar.ythiing of chopping
up a woodshed full of logs." Youngster:
"Well, 1 don't think so
much about it. either."