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By J. C. R.
AN OAK HAS FALLEN
Another one of Boone's noblest citizens
was laid to rest Sunday after
noon ... a man whose shoulders were
broad enough to carry
the burdens of
aJ1 bis friends ... a
? man whose heart
? Tfi waa a vcritablc
|- fountain of charity
r ^ vJI active mind wrought
S - ? wonders in the realm
P' ' " % bis church ... a
i man whose whole
%-*k : journey was charfl|
3E actcrized by deeds
y gSgfi&L of sacrifice ... a
man who devoutly
J. C. R. believed in the
Christian religion and unfalteringly
practiced its teachings. The death of
Mr. John Stanbury was a blow to
c to the little town in which he lived
for more than forty years . . yet
ins passing, despite inc attending sorrow,
somehow reminded one of the
harvest of good grain, following a
season of drougth and chilling winds
and destructive blight. Good grain,
to be sure . . . gTain that reflects in
its glossy kernels the accomplishments
of a poor, struggling youth
whose faith was abounding, whose labors
were diligent . . . whose prayers
were answered by a family of stalwart
sons and daughters who walk
in their father s footsteps. It was a
privilege to know this Christian gentleman
... a rare joy to share hi3
wholesome Christian philosophy. We
were mighty proud to call him our
To His Honor the Mayor and His
Respected Board of Aldermen,
Boone, North Carolina.
The nairy uusmcoc uppaiv">t'y
flourishing along the streets of our
f n?r- r*?K* 1 nrl oa a ""J v
?.>j, v..w a ^iLisoii u.uu jji unable
taxpayer, I should like to insist
that no ordinance be written, or enforced,
which would in any way interfere
with this up-and-coming industry.
One lovely specimen of? the
Jersey tribe causes us to gasp with
sheer admiration as we watch her
daily browsings on Courthouse Square
... a wondrous creature, surely,
whose under fairly struts with the lacteal
fluid as she munches the tender
shoots of grass and, with bovine
grace, partakes of an occasional
morse! of shrubbery ... a sort of
salad, as 'twere! I could just rave
on for hours and hours ... no subject
being quite so near to my heart
as this. Now please, please, let's not
restrict these "meadow queens'' .
grass, after all, was made only for
their enjoyment . . . lets* let them
continue to roam hither and yoil
about the common, free as the birds
in theMrees . . tra, la!
Mr. Benjamin Franklin Williams,
U. S. Privy Commission,
Boone, North Carolina.
Dear Mr. Williams:
It is with exquisite pleasure that
we note your intention of again beautifying
the countryside with one, two
and thre~-holers. No part of the New
Deal pro Tram is quite so satisfying
as these tie back-lot projects which
you are t capably supervising. Let
me add a *ord of praise for the neat
job you ha e just completed for Mayor
Tracy Councill at his tenant house
up on the breast of Howard's Knob
. . . she sure is a neat little, er, oneholer.
The judgment you used in locating
the diminutive edifice certainly
speaks well for your judgment, and,
I might say, artistic sense . . . for, as
it looks from here, you put her right
smack in the front yard. This, of
course, is a brand-new idea, and, to
speak the truth, we can readily see
its advantages. Of course it will be
necessary to put a much better finish
on this job than is customary,
due to the prominence it commands.
I'd certainly love to have a photograph
of this little house as soon as
you've given her a couple of coats
of white lead. With a profound hope
that your season's work passes off
smoothly, I bid you "good-by^l"
Her Royal Highness Queen Ruby,
Court of the Peach Blossoms,
Province of the Sand Hills.
Your Exalted Majesty:
Never, yea never, have thC3e fading
eyes of mine feasted themselves on
more regal beauty than that which
adorns a nearby column of this unhallowed
rag. The queens of ancient
and modern history, not excluding the
unforgettable Cleo of Egypt, had not
one thing on vou . . . not one . . . and
it's a safe bet that they'd turn green
ivith envy if given opportunity to
emerge from the musty depths of
their gilded mausoleums and take
just one little peep at Your Highness.
Fairer shoulders than yours were
never draped with ermine, Queer
Ruby ... no brow more lovely was
ever crowned with a tiara of pearls
and emeralds ... no hand of surpassing
daintiness ever wielded the scepter
of power. We're proud of you,
o' Queen, tremendously proud . . ,
and that aint' baloney!
A. - v
I ">' Sates'
VOLUME XLVI, NUMBER 42
LOCAL BEAUTY WIN
Miss Ruby Hodges Crowned Qui
Festival at Soi
I: #' '
MJSS RUBY HODGES, daughter of
Friday night was crowned queen of tli
at Southern Pines, N. C. Miss Hodge
months at the famous resort, won the <
votes over her nearest rival* Miss Mar
to a close with the colorful Queen's N
Country Club. (Photo Courtesy Charlo
WOULDMAKE TAX jj
Swift Introduces Measure Deal- j>
ing With Rack Taxes; Other
RALEIGH. N. C.?Representative
Dean Swift introduced two bills in g
the House of Representatives Thursday,
one to authorize the Watauga n
County Commissioners to make ad- a
justments with delinquent taxpayers, h
and the other to make the "family v,
iiiuci systoir." tha official inrtpjilne r
system of Watauga County. Both bills ^
were passed by the House, under suspension
of rules, and sent to the Sen- p
The text of the "family index sys- ^
tern" bill follows (HB 1117): i(
"Section 1. That the system of in- v
dexing known as 'the Family Index c
System' when completed in Watauga v
uounty snail De ana become uie official
indexing system of said county, v
and all records thereafter indexed p
shall be done in accordance with the t
said system. v
"Section 2. That the present Regis- a
ter of Deeds, Miss Helen Underdown, t
shall not be responsible for any typo- n
graphical errors that may be made b
in transferring the old records to the p
Sections 3 and 4 provide for repeal .
of conflicting laws and making this '
act effective from and after its ratification.
The text of the bill providing for
adjustments with delinquent taxpay- n
ers (HB 1118) is as follows:
"Section 1. That the County Com- V
missloners of Watauga County be, J
and they are, hereby authorized and a
empowered to make such adjustments
with the taxpayers of said county ?
whose taxes are unpaid for the years I
prior to 1932 of the principal, inter- I
est, penalties and costs due by such ?
delinquent taxpayer, as in their dis- 2
cretion may be for the best interests '
of both the county and the taxpayers. *
Sections 2 and 3 repeal conflicting 1
laws and make the act effective from
and after its ratification. S
WATAUGA RECEIVES LARGE c
SUM IN RENTAL PAYMENTS a
RALEIGH, N. C.?North Carolina t
fanners were paid $541,725.46 in ren- ii
' tal and benefit payments by the Ag- h
i ricultural Adjustment Administration
in February, bringing the total AAA I
> funds paiu in this State to $14,346,i
126.26, figures compiled by Dean I. O.
i Schaub, of State College, show. Wai
tauga County received $5,802.43 in t
these payments. C
The February checks were a con- t
, tinuation of the rentals and benefits "
. paid to growers who co-operated with 1
the 1934 crop adjustment program. J
ndependent Weekly News
BOONE, WATAUGA '
S COVETED HONOR | 1
:en of Second Annua! Blossom !
Mr. W. B. Hodges of Boone, last a
le Second Annual Blossom Festival u
;s, who has spent the past several j;
coveted honor by a margin of 1,120 &
y Welch. The festival was brought 01
[ilitary Ball at the Southern Pines t<
tte Observer.) fi
MINTY HEALTH \
PROGRAM IS SEEN2
Ieeting Thursday Looking to In- a
elusion of Watauga County e:
in Health Program.
Drs. Branch and Richardson of the ^
itate Department of Health at Ra-?w
Jigh will be lite speakers at a muss R]
ieeting* of the citizens of the town
nd county to be held in the courtlouse
Friday evening, April 18th, at
/hich time the possibility of Watauga y
!cunty sharing in a State-Federal L
ealth program will be discussed.
The meeting, which is being espoused
by the Chamber of Commerce,
vill give an insight as to how Wa~
auga County may 3ccure the servzes
of a full-time public nurse, who *
/ill look after sanitary conditions,
are for public school children, and
isit and help relief cases, etc.
At the same time the program, in
rtlich the Tennessee Valley AuthorLy
is intensely interested, calls for a
he services of three full-time doctors T
mo wouiu worx In Watauga and four w
djoining counties. It is urged that D
here be a full attendance at the ?3
aeetingi in order that impetus may
e aiven to this ereat humanitarian ?
iVataugans Drawn for s
Federal Jury Service r?
Several Wataugans have been sum- k:
r?oned for jury service at the Federal b
erm of court which convenes in
Vilkesboro on Monday, May 20, with tl
udge Hayes presiding. Their names u;
re as follows: e:
Hill Eggers, Vilas; Fred Hartley,
Hewing Rock; Asberry Weaver,
Slowing Rock; Stacy Ford, Blowing
lock; G. C. Ragan, Boone; W. C. |
k>uth, Meat Camp; Arlie G. Wilson, V
'ionville; A. C. Mast, Sugar Grove;
irthur A. Greene, Deep Gap; Elbert
larris, Boone; J. E. Harbin, Shulls
fills; Tracy Councill, Boone.
;eed loan blanks ready
Plenty of blanks for making appliation
for Federal seed loans are now
voiloKla at- O n tt.
V..L WUUA ui o. V. rjggciai
i the Watauga Bank building. More | a
ban three hundred loans, represent- n
ig about fifteen thousand dollars, ei
ave been applied for. !C
REVIVAL SERVICES CONTINUE p
AT BOONE BAPTIST CHURCH n
Revival services continue during ti
his week at the Boone Baptist d
Ihurch, with Rev. J. C. Canipc, pas- n
or, preaching each evening at 7:30. n
The Resurrection and Our Risen ?
.ord" will be Mr. Canipe's subject on h
Saster Sunday morning. ci
paper?Established in th<
COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
'asses its first
reading in senate
Siennial Money-Raising Bill Carries
Sales Tax, Exempting
Ten Basic Commodities.
IMPROPRIATION BILL GOES
TO UPPER HOUSE TODAY
ax Measure Lacks $1,500,000 to
000.000 of Tallying with Spending
l'rogram. Other News from
the State Legislature.
By M. R. DUNNAGAN
RALEIGH, N. C.?The biennial rev.
nue bill cannot be finally passed by
le Senate before today, possibly Friay,
of this week, since it passed its
rst of three separate readings in that
ody late Tuesday. As it now stands
:ie bill carries the three per cent
oncral sales tax with the nine basic
>oq items exempted from the tax, as <
i the law at present, and with a
raduated special tax on chain filling
tations. An earlier change took the
tiree per cent tax off hotels, board- ]
lg houses and tourist camps. :j
Also, as the bill stands, it is from j
1,500,000 to $2,000,000 short of the
mount required by the Appropriaions
bill, passed by the House and |
ov> about ready for action by the J
The sales tax took two days, the. 3
ote coming late Friday. The amend- ^
lent exempting from the sales tax
asolinc, fertilizer, adopted school 1
ooks, farm, forest ar.d mine products *
Did direct, and the nine basic food i
ems, now exempt, was adopted 22
J 21, CLIld UUVC jmiio. The amCT.u; j
lent to eliminate the sales tax alto- i
ether was lost, 10 to 34 votes; die l
mendment to reduce the rate from '
iree to two per cent was lost, 13 to t
3, after basic food had been exempt- i
i. Another removing the $10 limit >
t sales tax on any one item lost 14
> 31, and the amendment to take (
rom the highway fund the equiva- .
;nt of three per cent on sales of gas- i
line., with no additional cost to the (
archaser, the "diversion" of $1,630,- 1
00 of highway funds, was adopted, 1
1*6-1 S. :
Close Vote on Basic Foods J
The closeness of the vote on exnpting
basic foods, 22 to 21, indiited
that this might be changed, the
Kemptions eliminated, anywhere '
long the line, on first, second or *
lird readings, or it might wait until :
le bill goes to the House and then,
a anticipated, to conference. As it *
ill finally be passed, the exemptions 1
re expected to be taken out, or, a r
(Continued on Page 8)
ew Criminal Cases Are to Be
Heard. Fifty Civil Actions
Only about fifteen criminal actions
re docketed for trial at the Spring
erm of Watauga Superior Court,
hich convenes Monday with Judge ;
onald Phillips presiding About ten j
r tliese cases are merely good beivior
reports, according to Clerk A.
. South, and will take but little time
Of the other five cases, principal (
iterest centers about the trial of Dr.
hackleford, of Martinsville, Va., who ,
ices charges of manslaughter as a
'Suit of the death of Mrs. Will Nor- '
s of Boone R. F. D. 2, who was
llled by the physicians' car near
oone last fail.
A few more than fifty cases are on
lfi civil cnl?r>Air nnrl uHth tVir. no
al number of continuances, it is not .
cpected that the court term vill go
ir over into the second week.
YIELDS OVER $100
earson's Store Is Looted While ^
Owner Enjoys Movie Next
Door. No Clues.
While Frank Pearson was enjoying
brief respite from his labors at the)'
earby moving picture show, thieves
itered his grocery establishment and i
loted the cash register of something '
lore tiCan J130 in currency The rob
ery occurred during the early eve- '
ing hours Friday, and while Mr.
earson could not be sure how enhance
to the building was gained, inications
were that the depredators
lade their exit by the back door. No
lerchandise was missing so far as
ir. Pearson knows, and no arrests
ave been made as a result of the ocurrence.
s Year Eighteen Eighty-Ei
THURSDAY. APRIL 18, 1935
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JOHN S. STANBURY i
HIES AT AGE OF 73
_,cading Churchman Succumbs to ,
Illness of Several Weeks. 1
Following .in illness of several *
weeks John S. Stanbury, leading citi- (
sen and churchman, succumbed at his <|
lome in Boc^e last Saturday morn- *
ng. Complications resulting from an
Lttack of influenza were responsible r
or his demise. He was 73 years old 2
Funeral services were conducted j t
'ium tiie aicliiuuioi. CitutVu Sutiuajr *
ifternoon by Kev. Ernest C. Widen- r
louse, the pastor, and Rev. Seymour 1
Taylor, of Wilkesboro. The large auiitorium
was filled with sorrowing
friends, and the chancel was banked r
Active paUbearers were: T. M. *
Ureer, Jim Rivers, Roger McGuire, 1
I. D. Rankin, Kenneth Linney, John c
Steele. Honorary: A. E. South, Tracy
Souncill, James Councill, Paul Cof- '
fey, Grady Farthing, A. M. Norton, 1
Walter Worth. C. B. Duncan, L. L. i
Bingham, John W. Hodges, J. B. Hor
:on. J. L. Winkler, E. N. Ilahn, W. D 1
Farthing. Dr. H. B. Perry, Watt H. j
3ragg and Dr. B. B. Dougherty. j
Flower bearers were: Mesdames ?
jrady Farthing, James Councill, Tra:y
Councill, David Greene, James
Norton; Misses Louise Critcher, Ruth
Robinson, Virginia Greer, Billie Todd,
lenny Todd and Miss Moore. The j
n embers of the A. bee Taylor Stanburv
Dlub were also listed a3 flower girls,
"his organization of the Methodist
Church was created out of esteem for
lie wife of the deceased, whose name
;t bears. Interment was in the city
cemetery, Reins-Sturdivant Funeral
Home having V?V SrwiscTuCuto" in
charge. 4lil^f-n r % O "" - fc. 3
A Native or Watauga ,
Mr. Stanbury was born and reared
in Watauga Cou, and spent the
larger portion of his life on the farm ]
where he died. He was a devout mem- !
ber of the Methodist Church and de- ;
voted a iarge part of his time to the 1
furtherance of religious enterprises
in this community. As chairman of i
the Building Committee, one of his i
greatest satisfactions was realized in i
the completion of the new church edifice
here, and the. subsequent erection
of a modern parsonage. In both these
enterprises he proved an effcceive
leader and his means and influence ^
were twin factors in their successful ,
For more than forty years Mr. ^
Stanbury was a member of the Board ^
of Stewards and for the past twenty- ,
five years was chairman. Aside from (
church work, Mr. Stanbury was &1- ,
wavs fl f^arlPSS rhfli-nnirvn nf
ever movement he believed to be for ^
the best interests of his community, ^
county and State. He was a success- }
Surviving are five children: Dr. W.
A.. Stanbury, pastor of West Market 1
Street Methodist Church, Greensboro: I.
Mrs. R. L. Clay of Boone; Mrs. W. L. jj
Scott, of Fallston; Mrs. J. A. Boone of J
Drlando, Fla., and Jeff Stanbury of
Mrs. Stanbury. the former Miss Al- 1
ice Taylor, died several years ago. J
Did Educational Board '
Is Renamed by Swift '
RALEIGH, N. C.?Named as members
of the Board of Education of
miuiuga ouuii.y iii LM. oniiuwij. hill
introduced in the General Assembly :
Tuesday of last week are: J. B. Hor- ,
ton. Will C. Walker and Thomas H. 1
Coffey Jr.. all of whom have served i
In this capacity for the past six years, j
BURGLARS TAKE GRAIN
An outbuilding on the farm of Mr.
Clay Hodges of Route 2 was broken
into iast Friday night and a few bags
of grain taken. The identity of the'
prowlers has not been determined.
$1.50 PER YEAR
nirikm *?r a *t *r 'v**
mm MA* fLV U1N
Stale Ei(" -Jt er Expresses Belief
That C ual Construction
5 Start Soon.
5B0UNSg50UL.D BE BROKEN
IN BLOwJtjG ROCK REGION
Lnrge Percentage of 200-Foot Right
of Way Has Been Secured. State
Has Surveyed 70 Miles. Engineers
Are Near Bamboo.
Work on the Great Smoky Mounains-Shenandoah
rVill reach the dirt-moving stages eary
this summer, according to informa;ion
coming from Washington and Raeigh.
R. Getty Browning, chief lo
.auiifj; cuftUigyi lUr tilt 1NOTUI UUTO"
ina Highway and Public Works Com-nission,
has expressed the opinion
Lliat work would start this summer,
and in Washington Senator Reynolds,
after a conference with Secretary
[ekes, expressed the belief that dirt
ivould be flying on the Parkway in
Under the plan as outlined by Di ector
of Roads McDonald, work will
oe started at Blowing Rock and Cherokee
and will move toward the cen;er.
A group of engineers in the State
lighway office at Waynesville are
vorking on plans for the Soco GapCherokee
ling of the highway. These
let hi led plans are being prepared so
hat work can begin within a few
At Black Mountain another engiicering
crew is "flagging" the route
md the party at Boone is making
he preliminaries at this time in the
IrtJIWCUl r>aiIiIKJU it 111J Alio IICU1
egion between Bamboo and A ho near
Secure Right of Way
The task securing the 200-foot
ight of way Uirough North Carolina
tas been claiming the attention of the
State Highway office and it was announced
that 70 per cent of the right
>f way has been obtained.
The detailed plans for the parkway
tave been completed from the Virginia
line to a point in Alleghany
County, and the State has surveyed
TO miles of the route to a point near
Selicf Labor to Be Used in Extensive
Fianiiugs at Local
As a result of the enterprise of
tvitt-yor a racy vjouncni, a FKKA project
has been approved, which will furnish
the necessary labor 111! icuiu- ?
scaping and other permanent improvements
at the city cemetery. The work,
which is scheduled to begin Monday,
will include the planting of a hemlock
hedge around the tract, the erection
of stone pillars and an iron gate,
md numerous group plantings within
the individual family plots.
Mayor Council! is anxious that all
hose who are interesting in furnishng
shrubbery for the cemetery get
n touch with him at once.
SEIZE 42 GALLONS
A man giving his name as Howard
rlazelwood, of Hampton, Tenn., a
Plymouth sedan and 42 gallons of
noonshine liquor constituted the
fruits of Sunday night activities of
deputies Lee Gross and Edward Mast,
rhe car, attempting to elude persu;rs.
was taken near Councils' Gap
vest of Boone, after tires had been
punctured by the police guns. Hazelwood
represented himself as being an
nnocent passenger, but was lodged
n jail. Two others escaped.
KEPHART BUYS ACREAGE
Dr. A. P. Kephart. owner of the
ifonahlossee Camp near Skulls M'.lls,
jurch??ed fifty additional acres of
and adjacent to his property the first
>f the week, and is now erecting
:hereon hams for riding stables, the
-emainder of the acreage being used
'or grazing at the present. The property,
which is a part of the W. L.
SVinkler estate, was purchased
through S. C. Eggers, local r iltor.
OR. I. B. ABERNETHY AT
BOONE METHODIST CHFROH i
Dr. I.. B. Abemethy. a well-known
pastor and evangelist of the Methodist
Conference, has been preaching
twice daily at the Boone Methodist
Church for the past week. The services
are being held at 3:30 in the afternoon
and 7:30 in the evening.
Dr. Abernethy's sermons, coming
out of hi3 vast knowledge and experience.
are being greatly appreciated.
He will deliver an Easter message
at tl o'clock Sunday morning, bringing
the meeting to a close at the
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