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IIEER WILl/HK E!YE
IN THE MOUNTAINS
Season for Taking Buck Shortened
45 Days in Watauga. Caldwell and
Avei*y Clo?i?d for Two Years. Supervisor
Mease Tells of Work Being
Done in Daniel Boone Catne
Whether there arc deer in Watauga
or not. sportsmen of this county will
have less time to hunt for then, in
the future, for on last Thursday
morning a hearing was held before
State Refuge Supervisor C. N.
Mease; at the courthouse here, and
i hv season was shortened from 105
days to 60 days. The new law provides
that the season open on November
1 and close December 31,
both dates included in the open period.
Supervisor Mease, who has charge
of the Daniel Boone, Mount Mitchell,
Wayah Bald and Andrew Johnson
game preserves, states that the season
for taking buck deer will be
Closed tor a period ol two years Tin
Avery and Caldwell counties. The
Daniel Boone Refuge, lying in these
counties, is being well stocked with
the antlercd specie, and the flocks
are steadily increasing in numbers, j
The refuge comprises 19,000 acres i
of wilderness in the center of a tre-,
mendous Federal forest preserve, is
hounded by a strand of wire, and
is guarded diligently by a corps of
game wardens, who give their full
time to the work of propagating
game and destroying pests.
As the deer, elk, pheasant and turkeys
increase in numbers, they will
gradually find their way into the adjacent
territory, which according to j
Mr. Mease is ideally adapted to wild-!
life, and eventually the region will
become a inecca for sportsmen. Five
fine trout streams are embodied in
the Daniel Boone Refuge, and during
the recent open period, rainbow trout
of huge proportions were taken in
large numbers by the hundreds of
sportsmen who journeyed there for
the outdoor pastime. It is the purpose
of the Conservation Department
to get the streams in proper eondi-i
tion and keep at least one of themj
open during the summer seasons of
. coming years.
Supervisor Mease believes that the
co-operation of the sportsmen in this
section will aid more greatly than
any other agency in the restoration
of field and stream to their former
Taylor, Mast and Shull
Reunion Held in Kansas
The following taken from a Dighton,
Kansas, newspaper, tells of the
Taylor, Mast and Shull reunion which
was attended this year by several
local people. The Wataugans present
hflvp rpriirnpfl nftor vicilic ivViion rnr
ried t^eni into eleven states: j
"The home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Shnll near Grigston was the
scene of much merriment on Sunday,'
August 9th, when 72 relatives from
five states gathered for at: annual
"A bountiful dinner was served,
cafeteria style, at the noon hour. An
interesting program and business session
followed, during which it was
decided to hold the reunion in 1932
at the home of the original Snuli
settlers in North Carolina.
"Numerous pictures wava taken,
including one representing four generations,
J. T. Shull and his first
great-grandson, Billie Owen.
"Ice cream and cake were served
in the late afternoon.
Those enjoying the pleasant day
were: Mr. and Mrs. Don Groves and
daughter, Ruth, Maitland, Mo.; Mrs.
T. O. Parsons, Skidmore, Mo.; Mrs.
Charles Wells Mr. Engcne Wells, Mr.
Forest Wells, Miss Margaret Wells,
all of Maryville, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs.
George Sewell, Yuma, Colo.; Mr. and
Mis. Guy A. Sewell, Yuma, Colo.;
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Conrad, Maryville.
Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Twaddcll
and daughters, Treca and Elma,
Bcloit, Kansas; Mrs. Charles Knoblauch,
Charleston, S. C.; Mr. Frederick
Knoblauch, Charleston, S. C.; Miss
Gertrude Wray, Maryville, Mojfaj Mr.
J. M. Horton, Vilas, N. C.; Miss Naomi
Shull, Skidmore, Mo.; Mr. W. P.
Owen and sons, Dighton, Kansas; Mr.
and Mrs. Wayne Owen and son, Dighton,
Kansas; Miss Zo^a Crofton,
Healy, Kansas; Miss Anna Louise Firruin,
Hugoton, Kansas; Mr. C. E.
Greemore, Amy, Kansas; MrsoW. T.
White Urigston, Kansas;; Mr. J. J.
Shull, Healy, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Shull and family, Amy, Kansas;
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Shull and family,
Amy, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Shull and family, Grigston, Kansas;
Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Shull and family,
Amy, Kansas; Mr. George F.
Shull and family, Healy, Kansas; and
Mr. and Msr. William H. Shull and
family, Lamar, Colo.; Mrs. Robert
Rayl and son and daughter, Buddie
and May, of Twin Falls, Idaho.
BANKS CLOSE LABOR DAY
Announcement has been made thai
both the Boone banks will be closed
Monday on account of Labor Day.
A Non-Partisan Nt
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JUDGE TAM BOWIE
Ache County Man Receives Encouraging
Reports Relative to Senate
Race. Has Brilliant Record
as a Campaigner.
Judge Tam C. Bowie, of West Jefferson,
who recentiy tossed his hat
into the ring for the Democratic nomination
for United States Senator,
spent Saturday in Boone, and brought
with him the information that his
candidacy is meeting the hearty re
| sponse of voters from Cherokee to
Currituck. "I have received encourI
aging news in support of my candidacy
from all parts of the State,"
said Mr. Bowie, whose platform of
i tax relief for the State and of tax
reform for the nation is expected to
win for him the approval of a vast
number of voters in the coming primary
The Ashe County man has been
a stellar performer in State politics
since 1902 when he made a phenomenal
run for the Senate as the Dcmoi
cratio candidate* in what was then
a rock-ribbed Republican district. In
1908 he was elected to the General
! Assembly \vheve he at ouce rose to
prominence and leadership. He served
I for a. number of terms and became
Speaker of the House in 1915. He
made the race for Lieutenant-Governor
in 1924, his first state-wide
campaign, and attracted a large vote
by his brilliant oratory. In 1927 he
was appointed a Superior Court
Judge by Governor' McLean and
served in this capacity for several
Tarn, as he is familiary known to
Watauga people, is a keen student
J of government, and mountain people
arc watching with an unusual degree
! of interest the progress of his campaif*n.
Sunday School Meeting
1 at Three Forks Church
The Baptist Sunday Schools' Sep|
tember Conference and Report Me'et|
inir will be held at Three Forks Baptist
Church on Sunday, September
6th, at 2:30 p. m. Roy Dotson, director,
has given out the following
Song service, Carter Farthing iii
charge; devotional; work explained;
song; report of schools through group
superintendents; song; suggested
program of work for leaders, Miss
Elizabeth Cowan; song; "Meeting
Our Responsibilities," I. G. Greer;
song; business; adjournment.
All superintendents in the county
are urged by the director to attend
this first meeting of the Sunday
schools and bring a good representa-!
tion from the schools. Pastors and |
all friends of Sunday schools are also j
invited to join in the meeting.
Suffers Broken Leg
Officer S. B. Singleton, of the
State Highway Patrol is in Grace
hospital, Banner Elk, recovering from
I si serious iraccirre 01 tlie leg winch
occurred near Minneapolis on Friday
right while a party of the officers
were en route to Boone to assist during
the Boone Trail Highway celebration.
According to information re- i
ceived, one of the foot rests to Singleton's
motorcycle became loosed atj
onp pTid. flucf TCVVTld and!
caused the serious wreck.
Mr. Singleton was to have been
stationed in Boone permanently, and
it is understood will locate here when
his condition permits him to resume
his duties. He was recovering from
injuries received in an accident near
Brevard, when the second mishap oe
LAW OFFICES MOVED
Attorney Wade Brown who recently
established his offices in the Blackbum
Hotel building has moved them
into the Watauga County Bank buiid.
ing where he has secured space for1
merly used by the Western North
Carolina Development Company.
:wspaper, Devoted to the
, WATAUGA COUNTY, NOKTH CA
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Despite overcast skies and spas-,
modic showers last Saturday morning, 1
which held up for more than an hour I
thp celebration program of the open-'
ing of Route 60 (Boone Trail), aj
crowd estimated at well over five j
thousand from six or more Southern i
States participated in the festivities, j
enjoyed one of he greatest dinners'
ever spread in the mountains and
went away with a song of praise in
their hearts for Watauga and the
manner in which she treated her dis
The program got under way at,
11 o'clock with the address of wel-!
come by Dr. B. B. Dougherty, presi-.
dent of Appalachian State Teachers j
College, who traced the development j
of highways in the mountains and j
told of their part in the reclamation j
of the Lost Provinces. In glowing!
language the noted educator described i
the beauties of Watauga County and j
climaxed his address with a tribute j
to Grandfather Mountain. "I have j
been told," he said, "that Grandfa-j
thcr Mountain is the oldest mountain |
in the world, but 1 do not believe it. j
I believe that when God Alipighty j
had finished the earth, he survoved 1
his handiwork and decided tc crown |
it with his masterpiece, . and that;
masterpiece is Grandfather Moun-1
tain. I hope sonic day to see a high-,
way reaching to the top of Grand father,
so that all may travel therej
and appreciate its beauties."
Following Dr. Dougherty's address!
Judge T. B. Finley of the Superior;
Court bench introduced Henry Reynolds,
of North Wilkesbovo, who
brought greetings from the Slate of
Wilkes and in turn introduced Santford
Martin, editor of the WinstonSalem
Journal, who in his five-minute
talk related many humorous ihci- j
dents which occurred during the ear-J
ly days of the State's highway pro
gram. The Winston editor also read j
letters from President Hoover and |
Ernest N. Smith, of the American j
Automobile Association, felicitating
North Carolina and Watauga County
on the completion of the Boone
Near the close of Mr. Martin's talk
Governor and Mrs. O. Max Gardner
entered the auditorium cf the college
where the first part of the program
was hold on account of the showers,
and took their places on the rostrum. .
The vast audience arose and applauded
as the chief executive took his
seat. Mr. Martin then introduced E.
Average Temperature of
67 Recorded for Month
With an average temperature of
67 degrees during the month of August,
which is usually the hottest and
most sultry period of the summer season,
Watauga lays claim to being the
most comfortable spot on the map.
Professor J. T. C. Wright's report
for the month just ended follows:
Average maximum temperature, '
Average minimum temperature, 57
Average, temperature. 67 degrees.
Average daily range in temperature,
Greatest daily range in temperature,
3:1 degrees; date, 31st.
Average temperature at 6 p. ra.
(time of observation), 70 degrees.
Highest temperature reached, S8
degrees; date, 1st.
Lowest temperature reached. 45
degrees; date, 30th.
Number inches of rainfall (including
melted snow), 7.17.
I Greatest rainfall in 21 hours, LIS;
Number of days with 0.01 inch or
more rainfail, 17.
Number of clear days, 12.
Number of cloudy days, 9.
Number of partly cloudy days, 10.
Direction of prevailing wind, west.
POl V WYkT T OCPC PINr.ro
| IN WOODWORKING MACHINE
Poly Wyke was seriously injured
last Saturday while at work at the
;shop recently purchased by he and
| Ben H. Moody from R. M. Owens,
1 when his right hand came in contact
| with an edger upon which he was
finishing a piece of timber. The middle
finger was cut from the hand and
others badly mutilated, however it is
not thought that further amputation
will be necessary. Mr. Wyke has
suffered intensely from the unfortunate
accident, but the injured in cm f
ber is perhaps showing as much improvement
as could be expected.
Rev. S. E. Gragg, Watt Gragg,
Rev. W. L. Trivette, Miss Nell Trivette
and Rev. John Greene were visitors
in Colletlsville Sunday where
they attended the Piedmont Annual
Conference of the Advent Christian
Church, which was in session at Berea
Church. The sermon was delivered
by Rev. Gordon O. Wihon of
Jacksonville. The Berea Church is
the oldest in the Advent Conference,
having been established more than
52 years ago.
Best Interests of Northwe
ROUNA, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER
,uuu tratlier n
13. .J'iffless, chairman of the newlyorganized
Mr. Jeffress outlined further his
highway plan, and promised that the
lonamossee Koau from Hie Avery
County line to Linville would be completed
probably before the next tourist
season opens. He told his audience
of the beauties of the Boone
Tiail. which he looks on as a model
of r-oadbuiMing, and declared that his
organization would use it; influence
to obtain Federal markers on the
road through the states traversed by
the pioneer Boone on his journey to
Kentucky and Missouri. The beauties
of the Grandfather and of Linville
Gorge were stressed by the speaker,
who predicted that in the near future
these spots of grandeur will be
obtained by the State for a park,
and that eventually a road will be
built to the top of the Grandfather.
Mr. Jeffress has traveled through a j
number of the counties in the west j
during recent weeks, and he is undoubtedly
impressed by the wondrous
climate and unsurpassed scenery
which he found. "Each section
of Western North Carolina should ,
join together in this new road building
program," he said. "Eighty million
people, or two-third of the nation's
population, are in easy reach
of Western North Carolina, and no
county in the west can compete with
the other in beauty; each of them has
a charm all its own."
In conclusion Chairman Jeffress
promised that when revenue is available
a road leading in the direction
of Johnson City, Tenn.. will he constructed,
to join at the State line
with a road of similar width and
grade which it is understood Tennessee
will build. Ke also urged the ,
residents of the bill country to start
a beautification program, encourage
the growth of native shrubs arid flowers,
and paint their homes. "People
do not come here to look <dt uninteresting
signboards: they come to enjoy
the beauties of your country,
and these scenic spots should be re-1
tained in their primeval glory."
The rain by this time had ceased
and the crowd adjourned to the outdoor
platform, which was surrounded
by fully three times as many celebrants
as had been able to crowd
into the auditorium. Congressman O.
B. Lovett, of the First Tennessee
District, representing Governor HenHorton,
recalled MV\ Jeffrcss'
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Well Known Surgeon
Buys Boone Property
Dr. S. B. Love, well known surgeon
of Charlotte, whc with Mrs.
Love has been spending a vacation
period at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Grag^, has returned to his
home after closing a deal with Mr.
Gragg for thc.;, beautiful ccrner loti
on which the Gragg home was burned
last year. The consideration was not
given out, but it was stated the price
indicated a rather stable condition of
\ Dr. and Mrs. Love came to Boone
with the intention of looking about
and passing on, but became so impressed
with this region that they immediately
decided to locate and it is
given out that in April of next year
they will build a handsome home on
their newly acquired propevty, which
is perhaps the most improved residential
lot in the city. Dr. Love states
that he has traveled extensively j
though America's mountain regions,
but never has found conditions, climatically
or otherwise, so favorable
as right here in Boone.
It is understood that the'Loves will
make their permanenc home here,
and that the Doctor will enter into
the general praetice-of surgery.
NOW OUT FOR DEMOCRAT
Mr. Frank Sherrill, of Statcsville,
who for some time has been engaged
in circulation work for neighboring
weeklies, is now going arocmd in Watauga
soliciting subscriptions for The
Democrat, and at the same time making
adjustments of arreages, where
these occur. Mr. Sherrill is anxious
to become acquainted with as many
Democrat readers as is possible, and
it is hoped that the same courteous
treatment wlil be accorded him which
the publisher has always received.
Any criticism or suggestion which
[WTould enable us to improve or make
mA"n nutorf Qininir will I
be welcomed, and may be made
through Mr. Sherrill. Any assistance
lent him will be greatly appreciated.
AYERS BROTHER AWARDED
Ayers Brothers, local electrical
contractors, were awarded the contract
for the complete electric work
incident to the construction of the
new Watauga Hospital, when the
trustees met to open sealed bids last
Saturday. It was stated that several
contractors figured on he job, but
that the local men proved to have
furnished the low bid.
st North Carolina
time in watauga i
Candidate for Gubernatorial Nomina- j
tion Sojourns in Mountains and
Looks After Political Fences.
Expects Successful Race.
Lieutenant-Governor Dick Fountain,
of Rocky Mount, spent the week
end in Boone, shaking hands with old
friends and making new acquaint- j
ances, in the meantime lining up his j
forces for the coming primary, at
which time he will make a bid for
the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.
Mr. Fountain has been coming to
the mountains for the past number
of years, 3nd during his visits has
acquainted himself with numerous
party leaders, who are expected to
take up the cudgel for him during
the coming campaign. He has a most '
pleasing personality and mixes well ,
with the people.
The Lieutenant-Governor is strong
in his belief that government should
lie in the hands of the people, and
denounces with vehemence the attempt
being made by certain politicians
to bring about the short ballot
system in North Carolina. The
central purchasing agency which was
lecently established in the State is
another thing that fails to meet his
fancy, and he doesn't fail to tell the
world about it.
Mr. Fountain has been prominent
in State affairs for the past twentytwo
years, having served one term
as Speaker of the House. He is
looked on by his admirers as an authority
on legislative matters. He
stated during his visit to Boone that
he has recently been in a majority
of the counties in the west and finds
that, his candidacy is meeting widetnvaui?
Mrs. Raleigh William? j
Succumbs in Stalesville
Mrs. Raleigh Williams. *ib. of
Boone Route 2, died in a Slatcsviile
hospital Tuesday evening, where she
had been since last Friday and underwent
a serious operation. Funeral
services, it is understood, were held
today (Wednesday) from the Laurel
Springs Church, Laxon, and inter-?
meat will be in that community.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Largin Watson 01 Laxon
and was born and reared in that
community, where she was favorably j
known throughout her wide circle of]
Surviving are the husband and four I
small children. Three sisters and four
brothers also survive.
Boone High School to
Open on September 8
Boone High School will open on
Tuesday, September 8, and indications
now are that the enrolment will
be the largest in the school's history.
Text, books .vill be handled by the
school, and many second-hand books
may be se. ured by students who are
sure they know the text being used.
Very few changes have been made
in the personnel of the faculty, and
a highly-efficient organization is ex-1
Tiprfpfl hv rlio nrinrinnl Mv Uovo P !
are requested to meet in
the school library on Monday afternoon.
September 7th, at 2:30 p. m.
REGULAR MEETING AMERICAN
LEGION FRIDAY EVENING
All ex-service men are requested
to attend the regular meeting of the
American Legion, to be held Friday
night, September 4th.
Commander Charles Younce states
that Watauga Post is planning a negTO
minstrel in the near future, and
he urges each member to come ',ut
and help arrange the program. Other
important business will come before
Give the young birds plenty of
roosting space as crowding causes
them to become overheated, which
weakens them and retards growth.
$1.50 PER YEAR
LONG ILLNESS LS~
FAT" TO BOONE
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m .J.J IWKEY
Well Kn"'^- Citizen Succumbs After
Illness Three Weeks in Charlotte
!' jf Was Native of Caldwell
.ity. Funeral Wednesday.
WidqgS nd Two Sons Among the
Surv? ?, .
J. J. #5 Toy, 00. we:! known resident
ol' TJOone, died in the Charlotte
Sanitorium Monday evening, where
he had been for a week taking treatment,
a complication of ailments.
Erights disease and a deranged condition
of the stomach Were said to
have been the immediate causes of
his death. He had been in rather
poor health for a period of about
five years but his condition did not
become set ions until about three
weeks ago, since which time he has
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from
the Boone Baptist Church by the pastor,
Rev. P. A. Hicks, who was assisted
in the rites by the Rev. J. A.
Yount of the Lutheran Church. Intern:
cut followed ?n the Boone cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. T. C. Wright.
Carroll E. Rabb of Lenoir. J. F.
Cook of Lenoir, Herring Crisp of
Lenoir, L. L. Bingham, K. L. Bingl
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BHHT, \S?urge nagaman, is. jv. Teams,
McKinley Ayers, J. I.. Quails, I. G.
Greene and Dr. I? B. Dougherty.
Bearing the huge floral offering}^
were Gladys Hagaman, Lorene -Mil- v:
ler, Ruby Wilson, Lela Avers, Jean
Wilcox Elaine Greer, Beatrice Cullers,
Jewel Hagaman, Edith Parsons. "
Louise Storie, Vivian Cook, Floy Gottrell,
Ruby Cook, Gaye Miller, Mary
Estes and Flora Greene.
Surviving are the widow and two
sons, Messrs. Robert and J. Coffey,
two sisters, Mrs. Mack Moore, of
Wilkesboro, and Mrs. Tom Gragg of
Montezuma; and two brother, Edward
and Vernon Coffey, residents of the
State of California.
Mr. Coffey was a nati\*e of Caldwell
County, a son of the late Harvey
Coffey, and was born near Lenoir.
His early life was spent in the Globe
community, and he was later engaged
for many years in mercantile
pursuits at Lenoir. He moved to this
city about four years ago, where he
firmly established himself in the community
life, and made a wide circle
of friends. lie was a member of the
Aged Silverstone Lady
D nr i
m. iissts i ues. evening
Mrs. John Dougherty, 70, of the
Silvers tog ecommnnity succumbed
Tuesday evening to an illness vhicTi
had been serious for about eight
months. Cancer of the stomach was
assigned as the cause of her demise.
Funeral services were conducted
Wednesday from the Union Baptist
Church by Rev. R. C. Egger:-, ami intorment
took place in th* Mast remote
Surviving are two children, H. P.
Dougherty of Silverstone, and a mariQ
ried daughter, who resides in West
Virginia. Her husband died about
four years ago. Mrs. Dougherty was
reared in Watauga County and spent
practically all her life here, where
she was well known and much loved.
SUCCESSFUL MEETING COMES
TO CLOSE AT MT. PLEASANT
A most successful series of meetings
closed at New Mount Pleasant
Lutheran Church on Meat Gamp
Sunday night. The attendance dosing
the week was exceedingly large,
and on the closing night standing
room was at a premium. The preaching
was done by Kev. P. M. Carpenter
of Hickory, Rev. C. N. Vount of
Hickory, Rev. J. A. Yount of Boone,
and Rev. J. W. Moietz, a .former Watauga
boy who is now stationed at
A week's meeting will begin at Old
Mount Pleasant Church next Sunday
at the 11 o'clock hour. Dr. E. C. Cooper,
Synodical Field Missionary of
North Carolina, Kings Mountain, will
conduct the services.
I The farewell dance at Mayview
Manor has been advertised for Monday
night, at which time Banzai Currie
and His Floridians, who have furnished
the music during the tour- /
ist season, wily say goodbye. The
periodic dances at Mayview this year
have drawn wide attendance, locally
and from afar, and the last one, coming
as it does on Labor Day, will
likely be a crowning occasion.
RECEIPTS AT LOCAL POST
OFFICE SHOW INCREASE
Postal receipts at. the Boone postoffice
have shown a substantial increase
for the past fiscal year, states
Postmaster A. W| Smith. During the v'
year just closed 5,636 money orders
were issued by the office *or a total
amount of $52,205/3.3. M v orders
paid numbered 1,707 ror a I "Mai of
Stamp sales for the period amounted
to approximately 313,000.