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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, May 03, 1928, Image 1

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[ \S VOL. XXXIX. NO. l> Dr. W. Roy Butler is Laid to Rest Tuesday! | Prominent Locnl Physician Succumbs . After Long Illness Funeral at Mountain City, Tenn. I (By JIM RIVERS) Bv. William Uoy Butler, aged 71 tears;, five months and nine days,j died at his home in Boone Tuesday j nornintr at 10 o'clock following; anil ailment that had kept him confined' to his bed for near four months. His lift1 was one of unselfishness j and service to mankind a7id his pass- i mg has caused widespread grief. He was truly a friend to man and his} -mile and acts of kindness will he 1 sorely missed. Nearly fifty years ago he finished his-medical training at the Nashville | Medical College ana came to Butler, Tenn., where he entered the profession of his choice. His labors as a , medico were crowned with an unus- ! ual degree of success, and even to the day of his passing he was mentally alert and enjoyed conversation J on political and professional questions. As the old expression goes, he died "with his foot in the stirrup," -and his duty was v. ell done. Dr. Butler was married to Rebckah Caroline Grayson, daughter of Colonel J. Mi Grayson, of Trade, Tenn.. oh ATaikch 5, 187'.*, and to this union i were born ten children, seven boys j ??wl ?.ic ~c .7 ....u v..> Jjiiin, *?n v'l 1* I1UIK, Willi I,111: i widow, survive him. They are: Hon. Robert R. Butler, of The Dalies, Ore;; Roy M. Butler, of Great Bend, Kan.; Chaimeey I). Butler, of Portland, Ore.: Mark R. Butler, of Stafford, j Kan.; Paul A. Butler, of Grand j Junction. Colo.; .1. Herbert Butler,) of Great Bend, Kan.; J. Donnelly' Butler, of Butler. Tenn.; Mrs. Mar-j shall Baker, of Wapato, Wash.; Mrs.! John A. Sprolc.% of Boone, ami Mrs. fames C. Rivers, of Winston Salem; | three brothers, Hon. K. E. Butler, I Samuel D. Butler, and Esquire Diek j Butler, all of Mountain City, Tenn.; several nephews, nieces and cIofo rel-j atives. Following a brief service at the i Butler residence in Boone, where Dr. j and Mrs. Butler resided for about! four years, the body was carried toi Mountain City, Tenn., where it wasj consigned to mother earth near the grave of his father, the late Roder-; ick Random Butler. Tlie Masonic Order was in charge of the burial service at the grave, arid the funeral proper was conducted from the Methodist Church, the service being in charge of the Revs. \ Bellamy, Brown, Hicks and Moser. | The services were very impressive] aild the floral offering, gorgeous* | proving the esteem :n which this vet i i ran physician was held by these who j kmrw Is ?r?*_ TKo ftirlii ??r " rior has ended. His victory With earthly matters was decisive?in this; mysterious realm called the land of: the dead he will undoubtedly find I the rest and pence lie so richly do- i -serves. He served his God in the simple manner of his forefathers, and j believed implicitly in the immortality and reincarnation of the soul- i May he rest in peace. STATE NEWS BRIEFS Shuford K, Coward, prominent j farmer and Republican leader in j Madison county; was shot and killed ! by his wife at his home in the j Spring Creek section of Madison last Friday. Several thousand spectators at Fort Bragg Sunday afternoon witnessed a sight newer before^.seen in North Carolina, the landing of 26 j apirplanes on one field. The planes ] belong to the third attack group of J of the United States army air serv-| Ice, and were flying from the airi station at Galveston, Texas, to Lang-! 'T.-y Field, Va., to take part in the! spring maneuvers there and they' landed at the Fort Bragg aviation! Held to spend Sunday night. Fears that Friday night's frost bad done heavy damage in the sandhills peach belt, were allayed Sunday when it was found that the young fruit had survived the cold without, injury. Reports reaching Rocking-' ham from many sections of Rich-j mond, Moore and Montgomery counties indicate that no losses had been : suffered by orchardists. Instead, it! was said, the frost was not sufficient j to save the fruit growers the job of! thinning uot the growth to prevent j overcrowded conditions on the trees. | Within the past few. months North ] Carolina has become one of thej leaders in the production of copper j ore. State Geologist H. J. Bryson , said last week on his return to Raleigh from a tour of the mountain counties. Bryson pointed out that 100 tor.s of copper ore daily is being! produced from the Fontana area on! the edge of Swain and Graham counties, ar.d declared that copper pros porting on that section is increasing by leaps and bounds. Prospecting, he said, had been especially active through the belt beginning'in Graham. continuing through Swain and extending into Madison and Yancey counties. MAI A Non-Partisan Ne\ BOON] POLITICALEVENTS [' OF THE PAST WEEK i. Highlights of Political Activity of J Both Major Parties Summarized From Recent News Dispatches From Over the Country " I t r 1 Smith Likely Has the j 1 California Delegation j\ Advice* received by telephone ! j from the Winston-Salem Journal i y today (Wednesday) as the paper j t goes to press arc to the effect ! that Governor Smith has. defeated | ^ Senator Reed and Walsh in the J ;1 Californio primaries of Tuesday. | v The telephone report indicated ? a that Associated Press tabulations ; ^ placed Smith's lead over Reed and j s Walsh at 30,000; 7,000 of the t *f more than 8,000 precincts had ' ( been tabulated. This is said to be ! ( the first real showdown between ' the three contenders for the Dem- ; N ocralic presidential nomination t the Walsh following having the . t backing of William G. McAdoo. I < t Smith Takes Lead in California ' Sail Francisco, May L?First scat- ? tercvd precincts in California's presi- J dential primary tonight gave Gover- A nor Alfred E. Smith a big lead over 1 Senator James A. Reed and Senator * Thomas J. Walsh. Returns from 2,316 of the 8,753 precincts in v California, tabulated by the Asso- ' dated Press, gave: ' Hoover 163,7911. ' Smith 35.902. ! 1 lleed Hi.702. \i Walsh, 12,11 ' Hoover is unopposed for the, ^ state's Republican delegation of 29. i : i Claims of the Various Presidential Candidates Washington, April 28?As the na- j j tionul conventions approach thej c mounting claims of the rival presi-: dential candidates are throwing into j dispute an ever increasing percent-i^ age of the delegate strength of the: . t\v.) parties. | . Of the 1,089 delegates who will I j sit in the Republican convention, j j 70? have been chosen. It requires 515, a majority, to nominate. Of the 1,100 Democratic delegates' 115 1 have been elected. Two thirds, > or Toll 1-8, are needed to nominate. { ^ The delegates already named are | r instructed or are claimed by rival \ \ political managers as follows: Republican ] Hoover 367. Instructed, 119: ' Colorado. 2; Georgia. 8; Kentucky. , 29; Louisiana, 10; Michigan. 33 ;> ^ Minnesota, A; Ohio. 81; Hawaii, 2. ] ( Claimed ? 218: Colorado, 11;' j Delaware, 1; Georgia. 7; Towa, 2;|j Louisiana, 2; Maine. 15; Massa-j chuse'tts. 87; Minnesota, 3; Mississip-j pi, 12; Missouri, 12; Nebraska, 7; ( \ evarla, 7; New Hampshire, 11; New j, Mexico, 7: New York, 47; North s 'Carolina, 12; Rhode Island, I ' >; Ten- j , lessee. 14; Virginia, 1 5; Wisconsin,:] R: Philippines. 2. ! . I.owilen?230. Instructed 7i>;S % Arkansas, 1; Illinois, 11; loyca, 1T ; j s Minnesota, III; Missouri, i>; North Carolina 0; North Dakota. 13. I Claimed?155; Arkansas, 2; Oolo-ij ratio, 3; Illinois. 38; Iowa, 10; Min-; j ncsota, 2; Missouri, 21; Nebraska, | j 10; New Mexico, 4 ; North Carolina. \ ( 7; Ohio, 20; Oklahoma. IS; South|j Carolina. 11; Wisconsin, 2; Alas- ( ka, 1. j.j Curtis?40. Instructed: Kansas, -j 23. Claimed?23: Oklahoma, 20; j Rhode Island, I; Alaska, 2. j Norcis?33. Instructed: Wiscon- i sin, 17. Clnimed: Nebraska, IG. : ]( Borah?11?Instructed; Idaho. II.( The following delegates already selected are not at present claimed ;1 by any of the candidates; Connect;- , cut. 17; Delaware. 5; Illinois, 12;! ^ Massachusetts. 2; New York, 43;! Pcnnsyvania, 79. , s rv iremocrats } y Smith ? -ICS. Instructed-?159:i a Idaho, 8; Illinois, 8; Iowa, 26; Maine,: 12; Minnesota, 24; North Dakota,. 10; Ohio, I; Rhode Island. 10; s Washington, .14; Wisconsin, 26;; o Alaska, 6; Hawaii. 6; Philippines.: t 6; Virgin Islands 2. |s Claimed?809: Arizona, C; till- V nois, 50; Louisiana. 20; Massa-'p chusetts, 36; New Hampshire, 8;i P New York, 90; Oklahoma, 20; Penn-jv sylvania. 65; Utah. 7; Porto Rico, 6. Reed?117. Instructed: Missouri, C 36. Claimed?81: Illinois, 12; Kansas, 20; Oklahoma, 20; Penensyl- b vana, 26; Utah, 3. c Pomerene 47?Instructed: Ohio, v 47. il George?28: Instructed: Georgia,I p 28. | F Ayers?20: Instructed: Kansas,I J 20. ' | ? Hitchcock claims Nebraska's 16. ! F The only I)e.mocratic delegates C thus far selected not claimed by any R candidate arc the Arkansas delega-, 5 lion ot' 18. I I (Continued on Page Eight) j d JGA vspaper, Devoted to the E. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH C Slowing Rock C. of C. Holds Lively Meeting )iscusses Plans for Distributing Bulletin and Appoint Committee Looking Toward Bautifying Town By RUPERT GILLETT Blowing Rock, May 2.?The dis-j ribution of .*>,000 copies of the Mowing Rock Bulletin, the tirst of-! icial publication of the Blowing lock Chamber of Commerce, was he chief subject considered at the Vpril meeting of that body. The ommittee on publication was coninued to consider the preparation of i succeeding issue to be ready for listribution in May. The planting of evergreens along he parkways between the streets tnd the newly-completed sidewalks eas another question considered, and i committee on beautification of rrounds was charged with this retuvodilulitv. /. - - = -* - j/vuciuiiifc.*. 1.11c kuiiiutiitt'c i:unsi5isj >f Iiob Greene, chairman; Mrs. j gjrecrie, Spencer Greene, Byhum rrisp and Bud Bolick. A clean-up campaign, set for the yeek of April 2;{, has been postponed until the succeeding week, be ause of continued bad weather, mow and rain prevailing throughout he last week of April. The Cham>er of Commerce will be represented it the meeting of the town council text Tuesday, at the suggestion of Mayor G. M. Sudderth, to assist the :ouncil in working out a plan for garbage disposal during the summer. Mayor Sudderth later authorized the chamber to proceed with the Wanting of pines around the stand?ipe on Blowing Kock Hill. The nnes can be had at small cost, and he labor will be very small. This bit >f beaUtification, therefore, will he lone at a minimum of expense. Wildwood Nurseries Buys Big Tract! A large tract of land, formerly the property of the Bank of Blowing Rock, on the Boone road just below he Brown place, has been acquired i \v the Wildwood Nurseries and will >e cleared and planted in the native ihrubs in which the nursery deals. Clearing of the land, it was pointed out by G. C. Robbins, the manager, will be a task requiring a long .ime, but eventually he hones toi lave the tract under cultivation, and :hus to make his company one of the urgest, iC not the largest, nursery iompany in this part of the slate. The company already does an normous business, and has orders mnually for plant from all parts of :he country in which mountain thvubs will j*row. IV. U. to Open Of fie at Blowing Rock Ail engineer for the Westernin ion Telegraph Company arrived I. lies day and began installing oquipneht for the Blowing Rock office, vhieh will be in the former quarters >f the town offices in the postoffice wilding. The opening date has not >een announced. '1th and 5th Grades Give Piay A delightful operetta, "Over the jarden Wall," was presented Satorlay night in the auditorium of the ichool by the fourth and fifth grades! tnder the direction of Miss Louise j cenhour, teacher it-, the interniedi ] itoe department. The $14 realised' vill be used for the benefit of the chool. The cast was as follows: Mary Bessie Wooten as Mistress, .go Greene as Boy Blue, Arlene tonkins as Dawn; Blanche Wooten, Svelyn Jenkins, Ruby White, Elsie ^tts. Asne'l Triplett and Wanda Sragg as Sunbeams; Doss Kellar as dr. JSun. Norman Pitts, Frank' /fuig and Voigrht Knight as Elves; rene Jenkins, Vaughn Hartley, May ^caster, Virdola Walters, Mary Clutz and Nellie Greene as flowers; 'illy Coffey as Bluebird; Hazel Jays, Ruby Coffey and Dale Hartey as butterflies. Band Will Give Concert The Blowing Rook Band will give j . concert Saturday night in the aulitorium of the school. The pro:ram will consist of a number of oncert pieces, supplemented by axophone and conceit, solos and terhaps some other numbers. The dmission will be 10 and 25 cents. Sophs Honor (Juniors rIhe sophniove class of the high chool last Wednesday evening honred the junior class (which will bei he first graduating class of the high chool) at a reception at the school. Lin using contests and games v/ere articipated in by all present. The! rizes in the advertising contest was I :on by Grayson Story, and in thej Ask-mp-annfchpv" r>r?r?fv?c?f k-./ > iillett. Refreshments wore served by the) oys and girls of the sophomore lass, and the evening was closed nth fifteen rahs giver, by the visaing boys for the sophomores. Those resent were: Velina Cannon. Pern lobbins, Edna Miller, Christine ohson. I-ucile Coffey, Elizabeth udderth, Luetic Reid, Corien inight. Beulah Wooten. Bynum risp and William Holshouser, the, nests of honor; I.ucv Williams,! lary Bobbins, Mary Robbins. Cora' .ee Andrews. Ruby Tolbert, Ruby | Lichards. Lois Klutz, Helen Sud-! erth, Margaret Sudderth, Glenn! DEM( Best ere sts of Northwes ARO' /A, THURSDAY, MAY 3. 192 v tTAlMiA OF THE LONG AGO, Happeniags of tbe Town and County ' Thirty-five to Thirty-nine Years; Ago as Chronicled in the Columns of the Watauga Democrat j V September 19. 1889 j E. S. Coffey and D. D. Dougherty j ^ left for Wake Forest College this, . week. We wish the young men much i 1 success. * * * Senator Ransom left Blowing 1 Rock for Raleigh Tuesday. The a senator has been spending a few 4 days with his familv at the Rock. * ' v S. F. Lenoir and familv left on * Monday for their home in South . Carolina. They have been spending j the summer in Boone with Mrs. Councill. y Our young friend James H. Bryan ' who has been in Texas for some months, returned last Sunday. Jim t is looking somewhat worsted, but we t hope he will soon regain his health, j Mr. F. P. Curtis and little girl * visited his sister. Mrs. W. C. Coffey, t in Boone this week. He met bis j brother Judson, who lives in Missouri also his sister. Miss Julia, of Wilkesboro. They both accompanied <, Mr. Curtiss home to Butler. Tenn. The Three Forks Association met "j with Zionville church on the head of . Cove Creek Tuesday, the 10 th of \ i September. The association was or- * i g&nized by electing Rev. A. C. Farthing moderator, and Rev. Jacob Y out ice r clerk. The introductory J sermon was preached by Rev. David Greene. Prof. J. F. Spainhour and wife arc J | off on a visit to (Caldwell and Burke, j ' . Rev. I. W. Thomas requests us to ' | suy that he is so busy attending the , I associations and churches, examining , teachers, issuing certificates and no-; tifying school committees, that he ! cannot possibly find time to write 1 anything: for The Democrat this week. KEK1 rj*,' . Conditions before the state passed :i stock law, were such that the editor Was caused to warn citizens to keep their hogs off the street. <' t , <; Work on the jail progressing slowly?not enough brick layers. ? - c J. It- and P. A. Hagnman and i families will start in a few days to j Tacoma. Wash. M. K. Holsckuv will also go with them on 12 months' trial. There will l>e a meeting at the TC1vod school house tonight for the purpose of organizing a Farmers* Al j lance. ! ] - ~h '-fyi'j i.-/! .. ^ i Rev. .Sp-.-ight, the associate editor of the Recordei% with Mr. Oliver of j , Thomasville, and Rev. Thoniason of j , Jc-flereson stayed at the Bryan house) j iHonuay night, and left for King's | Mountain association. Rev. Speight , called at our sanctum Tuesday an.; j , complimented us on office and fix- , tares, and Spoke a good word for the i Democrat. I ZIONV1LLE PERSONALS ! Zionville, May 2.?L. Greer and j t son, Howard, made a business trip to 1 1 Bristol last week. j < Miss Doris Miller, who became 1 \ quite sick at school last week was t taken to Banner Elk hospital Sun-|r day. Latest reports from her are j t that little hope is entertained for j | her recovery. 1s Mrs. G. C. Greer and Flora and Blanche, with ltuth and : c Mildred Thomas, attended the hiKh f school play at Mountain City Thurs- c day night. ) Misses Hazel and Bonnie Keece :i and Burnam ftceco, who have been f attending school at Trade, have re- i turned to their home in Oliucky, s Tcnn. i Mrs. George Eggers of Beaver; Dam was a visitor with Mrs. G. C.! Greer last week. p.,,, u?i? >? iiyu^u uas returned Co nis c home in Bristol after spending: a few ( days with his mother in the village. '1 Prof. G. P. Eggers of the A. S. I N. S.. with his brother. Aubrey, vis- '1 ited friends in the village Monday I Sidney Wilson of the Meat Camp, section spent Monday night with his|v sister, Mi's. Orren Stephens. Little Miss Carolyn Greer and' t brother. N. J., ,fr., visited relatives I on Cove Creek first of the week. , 1 j B Coffey, Donald Greene and Clar-I ence Greene, the hosts; Ethel Hol-ir shouscr, Marjorie Coffey, Mabel; o Coffey, Polly Hayes, Comie Moody, j v Miss Webb, Mr. Mercer. Mr. and! Mrs. Gillett, Howard Coffey. .lay t Knight, Lloyd Craig. Phile Hartley,if Harry Tharrington, Henry Conrad, Ben Greene, Grayson Storey, Max ! Canr.on. Bill Auton, Bill Lenta and 1? Steward Boliok. , r --- 3CRA >t North Carolina !8 Vonahlossee Should Be Statewide Project scenic Highway From Blowing Rock to Linvillc is Important Link in Park-to-Park Thoroughfare Blowing Rock. May 2.?That the i dan for a surfaced highway con- j lecting the Shenandoah and Smoky j fountain National parks is u state-j vide project and not merely one} t hat concerns the mountain section \ s the idea emphasized by leading j I itizens who are backing the plan. ; 5 TUn ~1.?~ <*.. I ! iuc {;iau huh tana iui it uc*v ruau \ o be built from Bluefieid, W. Va.,j I Lcross the heart of the Shenandoah' I egion to Wythcville, Va., and ? hence to Sparjaj N. C'.. where it I t rill connect with the links of the t 5lack Bear Trail now being con- j a tructed through Boone and Blow- r ng Rock and over the Yonahlossee 1 toad. | c This toad, it was explained here r| >y Donald .J. Boyden, one of the eaders in the movement, will con- 1 lect at Bluefield with a straight, t oad leading to Cincinnati and will bus route the tourist travel from1 he Middle West through the Grandather Mountain and Black Mounuin sections of North Carolina. If the tourists prefer to come -hrough Tennessee to the Smoky fountain Park, Mr. Boden explain- [ id, they can swing back through i tforth Carolina and thence to the! Shenandoah Park. The completion of the Yonahlos>ee Road as a pennant: i surfaced lighway of standard width ' - considered of paramount import;^1-*, if Sforth Carolina is to get the tourist ] .raific to the new park. The road1 } now being surveyed according to standard specifications, unci the ^ rrade is being made better through- ( >ut its length. i In this connection, it was sug- | rested that the Mcltae estate on the Hope of Grandfather Mountain i would make an oxceileni slate park nnd would, if acquired bv the state, form another inducement to tourists Lo take this route. Combined with j the National Forest that covers the 3 lower slopes of the mountain, it : i wouhl provide scenery and sport , equal almost to those, of the national ' parks. ! It is recalled that Mr. McRae once offered'the estate to the federal government as a national park, but i it was declined as being too small. , It is considered ideal, however, for: : a state park, and the stilte is sure to; } accept it if it is offered. LOCAL GAME AND FISH CLUB IN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING ' , The Watauga Game and Fish Club j met at the Daniel Boone hotel last Wednesday evening to perfect fur- < thcr plans for the propagation of fish in the mountain streams. J. K. Dixon, assistant director of the depart mcnt of conservation and de- i seiopment; was present and lent! hearty co-operation to the local j sportsmen. ft was derided that in the future i .... .. :?? i. -.i- .J *.> iiinri pro ue jnacwu in int' streams : ; .1111 i 1 they arc four to five inches in englh. U -will he necessary, there- \ fore. to provide additional pools in | ivhich to grow the fingerllngs. Club 1 numbers have agreed to pay $10 i iach for this purpose and two pools; u io ve already been constructed. Mr. j ] Dixon agreed to feed the fish tree; 3 if cost to the club until next Novem-I \ ler. Provisions will be made near c he hatchery for about 600,000 rain-! >o>v and brook trout. At the sug- \ jestion of Mr. Dixon the two species; J vill be placed in different waters, j 1 ;he brook trout to go to the swift, noun tain streams and the rainbow ! ( 0 the larger streams and rivers. The ilacing of th tish will be under the n per vision of County Warden .1. V. Bryan and no orders will be fill- \ d from the hatchery without his of-( \ ieial o. k. Heretofore, the placing 1 1* fish has been altogether with the t latchery. Warden Bryan has made e 1 study of the conditions necessary j c or game fish in the mountains and] t is predicted that much greater! a ucces-: will be noted from the plac- c ng oi 'his year's fish. f s ROM1NGER HAPPENINGS e Rominger. April 2.?George Triv tt, Conlcy Trivett and Harvey j t lilliam motored to Mountain City,: s Tenn., recently, visiting the Silver | f .ake and other places in that state, j t They were accompanied bv Misses! r (l-ido. Pearl and Yvonne Gilliam. Mrs. Susan Gilliam is a very sick I .oman at this time. Mrs. London Ward and child were aken to the county home last week. The recent cold weather killed a d arge portion of the apples in this 1 ection. c Farmers are getting more and e nore behind with their work. Lots! d if potatoes are yet to be planted and; 1 ery few oats have been sown. ' a Died last week, "The Darling of i f he Woods," Maston Trivett's fincj ox hound. I v The sport lovers of this section! c nivc been having some fihe fox j r hases recently, enjoying about three' j aces a week. j t T FIVE CENTS A COPY TAXPAYERS RUSH SHERIFF'S OFFICE Total of $12,000 Collected During Past Three Days, Tuesday's Collections Going Over $4,OOQ; Monday Last Day for Payment For the past few days the sheriff's >ffice has been besieged by taxpayers. the high peak for the month laving been reached Tuesday when 5-1,1000 in taxes for the- year 1927 vere received. The rush started last ?riday when the receipts were $2, uu, oaiuruay 52,-hiu anil Monday >3,400, a total of $12,000 for the hree days. As many as four extra telpers have! been required in the Sheriff's office for the past week, nailing out notices to delinquents, eceiving payments and taking care >f the piles of letters from r.on-resilent freeholders. Jn view of the fact that this is the ast week in which taxes may be setled under the new county gpvernnent act, Sheriff Farthing: expects laily payments for the remainder of he week to be far in excess of any lius far recorded. It is pointed out hat under the new law. neither the county commissioners nor the sherff has the power to make an extension of time in which to pay. A list f all delinquents will be presented o the board on Monday and wilt forthwith be turned over to the lewspaper to be advertised. At the ate at which the payments we he ng. made, however. Sheriff Farthng is ho]>efui that by Monday, the ist of those who have failed to heed ;is notices, may be reasonably small. At the beginning; of the month of Vpril approximately $100,000 were collectible. On the first day of day about $70,000 remained on the >ooks. MRS. R. LUTHER CLAY PASSES AWAY SUDDENLY Mrs. R. L. (May, wife of the local station agent for the Linvillc River railway, and one of the town's most iK?|'uiai ana moi esumame luaies, iied suddenly at. her home Saturday morning at 11 cyelock. Mrs. Clay was suffering with rhea<h\ch? early in the morning, but her husband kn< \v nothing of any serious illness until he returned jffi before the noon hour, Mrs. Clay living" only a lew seconds after he entered the room. Mr. and Mrs. Clay took up their residence in fioone al>ont three real's ago, at which time deceased united with the Methodise church iiere and had since been one of the leaders in every movement tendingto better conditions among the hureh people and in the community it largo. She was president of the Worth Whiie Club and presided at >ne of its meetings on the afterloon preceding her death, Notable nnong the elaborate floral offerings voire various pieces from the different clubs and church organizations 11 which the popular lady was u't i vc. Mrs. (May was 37 years old and vas before her marriage Miss Alluv Viae Gentry of Hot Springs. N. G. 'Mineral service:? were conducted Mom the Methodist church Monday* ifternoon by her pastor. Rev. C. H. VIoser, assisted by Revs. N. 0. fount and li. A. Taylor, following vhich intcrnnnt was in the town emetcry. Deceased is survived by Mi bus>and arid five daughters. Margaret, vlaudo- fills RoM-io Ur.V..-i" toberta. 1UARD LEAVES TOMB OF WARREN G. HARDING Cincinnati. May 2.?Five years of igil at the torab of former President Vurren Gamaliel Harding closed Tuesday when the honor guard of he Tenth Infantry, U. S. A. stationid at Fort Thomas, Ky., near this ity. returned to its former station. The special detail was chosen for ppenranec am! character of tne men omprisinp it and consisted of a irst lieutenant, seven non commisioned officers and 19 privates, tirsllass. The feet of the men in khaki have rod the ground before the tomb inco October 5, 1923. The reason or their recall is the completion of he mausoleum of the former comnander-in-chief. )R. ALLEN AND SENATOR WOLTZ TO SPEAK AT A. S. N. S. Dr. A. T. Allen, state superintcnlent of public instruction, will deiver tbe address at the high school losing- here Thursday night. It is expected that all high school stuients in the county will be present. Che address will be delivered in the uditorium of the Appalachian State formal. Senator A. E. Woltz, of Gastonia. vill deliver the address to the graduiting class of the Normal Friday norning at 11 o'clock. These arc im>ortant programs and many will atend. , .. . S\_\

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