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JUST A MEMORY
Life, for some mysterious reason,
had iost its savor . . . the springs of
hbbe. subjected to the merciless lava
t>f"despair, had ceased to flow . . .
. the pleasures, disappunIS.II11o
: and defeats encounym%
tered along the
l|| earthly highway bc^3
came intolerable . . .
*** ant* ^arl Payne, our
- ~ j good frier.d from
j; .sj|jLA' ||| early childhood.
dropped by the way;-- ?
side! Of course, his
passage right in the
^ jSk heyday of usefulII
:i JpL ness fetched sorrow,
? loads of it . . . but
Mini" consolation offers itsclf
in the beautiful memories which
jorever will surround the name of
this lovable chap . memories of
his unselfish attitude toward fellow
creatures . . memories of his charitable
disposition . . . memories of his
nfr'able smile and sincere handclasp
memories that will last for many
,c days of a friend who would
stick with his friends through thick
and thin! Merc words can scarce express
to the bereaved family of Carl
Payne what the heart dictates . .
but our sympathy goes out to them
all of it.
JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT!
Burl Horton, big, strong, goodnature*!
black boy . . . arranged a
rendezvous with death late Tuesday
evening . . he told his friends
that "he couldn't take it" . . . the
i ocky road to Jordan" was rocky
indeed . . . the tempo of life had
waned to the doleful strains of a
funeral dirge . . and Burl Horton
used an automatic pistol to sever 1
A high-brown down Newport
way had a fast hold on Burl's
heartstrings . . . he'd put a lot of |
faith in this particular gal . . . rosy 1
dreams of a little home and dusky
offspring and the security of married
life had conjured an equally
rosy picture of the future in his
mind . . . things looked plenty
good! Sunday Burl paid a visit to
his "ehoeolate-drop" . . . she gave
him what is commonly known as
the "cold-shoulder" . . . and Burl
got "smoke in his eyes" . . . the
melodious song of the turtle dove
died in his ears; in its place came
the foreboding croak of a raven.
As a salve for the injury he'd received,
Burl sought solace in the
flowing howl . . . but it wasn't a ,
hit of use . . "Crab Orchard" just
naturally failed to stop the hurting
in liis bosom! Tuesday evening
iu called on a colored barber . . his
whiskers were shaven, his hair was
trimmed. Walking to the door 01 |
the tonsorial establishment the I
alack boy made his great gesture: j
"I'm going to see my . . the doer ;
an automatic harked . . . (
and Burl . . . well. Burl isn't hoe- 1
St Hftono Ho- 1
tel any more!
And as they carried him away
to the colored cemetery tills afternoon.
we couldn't help but think of
a high-brown down Newport way
... a high-brown clad in superb
raiment . . . white teeth glistening
hair coifed a la' Harlein *
A NEW CHAIN LETTER
Local chain letter fans take notice
. . neres' a luscious little proposition,
cram-full of "faith, hope and
charity." that's destined to knock the
old send-a-dime type of missive into
a cocked-hat. Just pick a quintet of
gullible acquaintances, head the list
with another quintet of ambitious relations,
and . . .
"In omitting the* top name from
the list above, send this person one
raw oyster, carefully selected and
packed in a bushel basket. In turn,
as your name reaches the top, on
the sixth operation, by mental calculation.
you should receive 156,350
oysters. The law of average says
that in this amount of oysters there
should be one and 19.32 pearls. At
the present market value this should
bring about $1,563.51. Ts this worth
an oyster to you ? Explain it to five
of your friends who haven't any
more sense than you.
"STRTTCn AT Avn nnmir TTO ? *">
rtijv/i'*\j nun u>0
YOU'LL HAVE A STRING
OK BEAUTIFUL PEARLS."
A health clinic for children of preschool
age will be held at the Deep
Gap School on June 3rd, at 2:30 o'clock.
Parents of that section are
urged to bring their children to the
clinic. Those between the ages of six
months and six years are asked to
Among those attending the funeral
services for Mr. Carl Payne Wednesday
were Mr. and Mrs. A1 L Payne
of Nashville, Tenn., Dr. and Mrs. W.
B. Graybeal, of Marion, Va.
Red clover being grown for hay in
Lincoln County appears to be the
best that has been produced in the
county for some years, i t>ort the
1 Tin ^
VOLUME XLVI. NUMBER 48
ARABIAN KNIGHTS ,
Ataxic Bacr and Jimmy Braddu
ship Fight in New A
NEW YORK.- Either the news-can
or else fight-camps are going "Arab,
from the training camps or Champ M
my Ftraiblock (right), as they make
ship fight here on June 13th.
Fftlfival H011 siiif
Considering the fluctuations of his j
fortune and the uncertainties that at- ;
tend his enterprise, the fanner stands :
out as the most conspicuous example
of American faith in himself and in
his country," said Miss Cora A Harris.
Field Representative of the Federal
Housing Admiinstration, who
will speak at a mass meeting in
Boone on June lsi. 7:30 j?. ..... deal
tfijr with modernization and new con- \
slruction and the insured mortgage i
phase of F. H. A .
Continuing, Miss Harris said, "Am- |
erica still looks to the farmer for its '
bread and meat and its essential cioa- !
ture comforts Wealth that he ere- j
ales in primary and basic to the pros
perity of this republic. His economic |
status in large extent determines the !
national economic level."
Miss Harris stated that in North !
Carolina there is a possibility of $14,- !
60S,000 worth of farm work to be |
done now. A recent survey made in j
1*2 typically agricultural counties "ill,
North Carolina, conducted by the}
State lC. ii. A., co-operating with the
division of home demons! rat ion work
tinder the direotiot of Miss Helen Rs- j
tabrook and assisted by David Wea-;
ver, of State College, reveal startling
figures on rural homes.
.Much Repair Work Needed
Forty per cent oi these iiuiucs need
repairs and replacements ot wells and
spring used as a source of water sup-1
ply Water is carried by three-fourths j
of all families for distances ranging)
from a few feet to a mile. Conditions
show ?0 per cent of the homes
might have water by means of an inexpensive
Of 1,624 homes having piped cold
water 864 have flush toilets; 13.6 per
cent of all homes have privies and 53
per ccr.t have unimproved privies.
! JC nn- ......f ?(' f V.I l.nn.aa
U WI ' 1 <-? pel evilL ui uic i ui a uuiiico
need painting:. Some houses have no
means of artificial light. As an example
of poorly lighted rural homes,
I shall quote this amazing figure, 25,000
out of 28,000 are using kerosene
The complete tabulations of the 28,000
homes surveyed show 19.657 occupied
by white families and 8,548 by
(Continued on Page 8)
KILLED IN CRASHi
Prominent Baseball Player and;
Former A. S. T. C. Student
Dies Near Maiden. N. C.
Charlie Sullivan. 30, native of thej
Yadkin Valley and a student for twoj
years at Appalachian State College]
here, was instantly killed Tuesday aft-1
ernoon when a car in which he was
riding was struck by a Southern Railway
train at a grade crossing near]
Funeral services were held in thei
Happy Valley Wednesday noon and j
interment took place in the Sullivan ]
family burying ground.
Surviving is the mother, one brother.
Walter Sullivan, of Mississippi,
one sister, Mrs. Finlev Hawkins, of
Columbia, S. C., and a number of
According to brief information, Mr.
Sullivan was en route to South Carolina
when the fatal accident occurred.
Death came before the injured man
reached a Lincolnton hospital.
Mr. Sullivan attended school here
around 1924. was prominently identified
in college athletics, and was well
and favorably known to many Watauga
people. For the past number
of years he had played professional
I baseball, and had for three seasons
done mound work for the Detroit Tijgers,
American League champions.
independent Weekly News
\ LA* QUEENSBURY 1
L-k Train for World ChampioniTork
oil June loth.
neraman have bath-towel complexes j
" because here are current pic.Lures <
tax Baer (left). and challenger Jim- j
ready for their open-air champion- j
To Speak Here I;
Will Speak Here jJ
? -i |;
i. ' v _ F
Miss Cora A. Harris, Field Representative
of the Federal Housing
Administration, who will speak on
Home Modernization Loans here 1
Saturday evening. June 1st, 7:30
Federal Judge Johnson J. Hayes
Delivers Inspiring Address
to Fifteen Hundred.
Forternl .Tiiilr^o Johnson J Haves de
livered an inspiring address to a gathering
of twelve to fifteen hundred
Watauga County citizens at Gnp
Creek Church Sunday, May 25tli. The
large crowd had gathered in a memorial
service for the deceased veterans
of all wars, under the sponsorship
of Watauga Post 130, American
Post Commander J. Wilson Norris
deliverer! the address of welcome and
presided over the meeting. Rev. W.
C. Greene, post chaplain, delivered the
invocation, and W. H. Gragg, mayor
of Boone, introduced Judge Hayes.
A bountiful picnic lunch was served
on the grounds, after which members
of the Legion and Auxiliary
placed wreaths and American flags
on the graves of deceased World War
veterans throughout the county.
Front Line Sketches
WASHINGTON, O. C.?Oklaho- j
ma's cowboy Congressman, Percy \
L. Gassoway (above), is having a j
terrible time trying to make "Pub- j
licity Highway." His ten-gallon hat. ,
flowing locks, cowboy boots and ;
range-rider drawl gets him little |
notice here. Even his "baiting and
heckling' of Hucy Long and Rev.
Coughlin leaves his audience with
the conviction that he lacks the
words to be a match for either.
paper?Established in th<
COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA.
PRIMARY RACE IS !
CfflEF TOPIC ABOUTi
[ioey and Graham tiring Spotlight
to Play on Race for
FOUNTAIN FAILS TO SCARE
BAILEY IN SENATE BATTLE
dumber of (.'audidates for State Of- \
fices In Lower Brackets. Liquor
Status Remains Unchanged.
Other Uaicigh News.
By M. R. DUNNAGAN
< Special Correspondent)
RALEIGH, N. C.?Now that the i
Governor's race is fairly well under J
vay, witli A. H. Graham, Hillsboro, j
ind Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby, definitely
n. and Rep. R. L. Dough ton, Laurel
Springs, and John Sprunt Hill, Durtaiii;
definitely out, North Cardinal
ts are beginning to look with interest;
on the smaller races. Of course
t is probabl\r a more than even 3hot
that Senator-Doctor John T. Burrus,
High Point, will be a candidate for
Governor on an anti-sales tax platform,
and one out of five chance that
u\. jrviLipii vv. ^icuonaiu, r orsytn rep- j
fesentative, may be the man.
Senator J. W. Bailey is probably
not frightened as yet. even though |
Richard T. Fountain, Rocky Mount, 1
is Shaking the bushes against the
Senator. It will likely take more than
Fountain to cause sleepless nights,
although he is getting about. Manystill
hope that Governor Rhringhaus
will enter the race. If he intends to
he has given no information of it.
fudge M. V Bamhill, Rocky Mount, |
to be a if the Gov-1
ernor is not. Legion folks are trying
to gel Congressman Frank W. Hancock,
Oxford, out, and Congressman
Lindsay Warren, Washington, Henry
Stevens. Warsaw, and John G. Dawson,
Kinston. are also mentioned:
For No. 2 place, that of Lieutenant
Governor, only one has definitely
entered, Paul D. Grady. .Johnston
County, long-time Senator and president
protem of the last Senate. W. L.
Lumpkin, Franklin, anti-sales tax
leader, and W. P. Horton, Chatham,
"dry" clincher for the liquor control
act, are giving il tliought. Senator
Lee *A. Gravely, Rocky Mount, Senator
Carl Rnilcy, Washington County,
Senator Harriss Newman, New Hanover,
former Senator George McNeill,
Fayetteville, and Senator \Y. G. Clark
of Turboro, are also listed as having
No Oilier Opposition
Charles M. Jolin-son, State Trcas-j
urcr, has-no opposition in sight. He j
wants to move across the hall to the;
Governors' office after another term.
Dan C Boiu-y. insurance commission-1
er, has been opposed, but not success- j
fully, and may have discouraged new i
opposition. William A. Graham, com-!
hussioner of ngricuiuiiv, has so far
baffled those who would oust him.
Laurie McEacliem, Hoke County, is
said to be looking' toward that place,
however. Major A. L. Fletcher, commissioner
of labor, may be unopposed
for his second term, although there
has been intimation that Roy R. Lawrence,
head of the State Federation
of Labor, and Clarence Mitchell, Raleigh
printer and legislator, might enter
the race against him.
Secretary of State Stacey W. Wade,
for almost 25 years a State official,
is in for stormy weather, apparently.
Thad A. Eure, Gates native, Hartford
legislator, thrice House of Represent
tatives clerk and escheates collector;
for the State University, is almost;
certain to oppose him. Strong intimation
is heard that a man who would
represent the great, heavy-voting
Piedmont and western sections, now
with only one of the seven constitutional
State officers, Clyde A. Erwin,
may get into the running for this
Durham On the Spot
Baxter Durham, long State Auditor,
is also apparently in for opposi(Continued
on page two.)
POPPY SALES SUCCESSFUL
The annual sale of poppies conducted
under the auspices of the Ameri
can Legion Auxiliary, took place Saturday
and S14 worth of the artificial
blooms were disposed of on the streets
of Boone. Mrs. C W. Teal, chairman
of the sales organization, states that
this money will be used in its entirety
to aid in child welfare work in the
R. F. D. CARREERS ORGANIZE
Several R. F. D. carriers met at the
Rnone Hotel Monday evening
with Mr. Jennings of the Wilkes Association
and organized the Watauga
County unit of the North Carolina
Letter Carriers' Association. F. A.
Icenhour of Blowing Rock was elected
president, and R. Clyde Winebarger
of Boone, secretary, treasurer.
The first car of cured sweet potatoes
shipped to eastern markets this
sprmg from Catawba County gave
rise to an immediate order for another
i Year Eighteen Eighty-Ei;
THURSDAY. MAY 30. 1935
NIFTY POPPY GIRL I
Ginger Rogers, Movie Actress,
Chosen by V. F. W.
LOS ANGELRS.-Ginger Rogers
(above) of screen fame, is Hollywood's
"1935 Buddy Poppy Girl."
She won the right to he because \
her father, John Logan Rogers, is i
Commander of the Veterans of For- 1
eign Wars Post at Quenemo. Kan- >
sas. and Ginger belongs to the Auxiliary.
NEGRO ENDS LIFE !i
WITH PISTOL BALL:
Burl Horton, Grieved Over the
Death of White Friend,
Burl Horton, respected 25-year-old
negro, and an employee of the Daniel
Boone Hotel, died Tuesday evening
at ten o'clock, a little more than an
hour after he had sent a builet from
an automatic pistol crashing through
Burl, after having secured a shavej
I at a barber shop in the colored sec- i
: tion of the town, told the incredulous:
barber that he expected to take his |
! life, and with the words "I'm. going j
to meet my buddy," strode into the!
street arid fired a builet point blank;
into the left side or" his head, just;
above the cs
The remark made to the barber
was in allusion to Mr. Carl Payne, j
whose death is said to have grieved
jtho dusky friend.
Burl worked for a long period of
'ime at a garage where Mr Payne;
was employed, and had held the white j
' man in \>gh esteem. Besides, CUrl;
[had been to Newport, Tenrn, over the j
week-end, had been jilted by his girl i
friend, and had been known to have)
j imbibed rather heavily since.
Funeral services will be conducted j
| Wednesday evening and interment:
| will be in the colored cemetery here. I
Besides the parents, June and Bet-'
ty Horton, several brothers and sis- j
; r. ;
IITDADO m* A WJW
| FOR JUNE TERM
Judge Finley Expected to Preside
at First Mid-Summer Session
of the Superior Court.
Judge T. B. Finley of Wilkesboro
is expected to preside at the two
weeks civil court term to begin in
Boone June 10th. and the jurors have
been drawn. This is the first court
to be held since the legislative act
providing three regular terms for this
Following are those drawn for jury j
service. Those named for the first'
I week have been summoned, and if
I it is seen that the term will continue
into the second week, the additional
summons will he i<enier1 Hnrinr the
week of June 10th.
A. T. Parker. Perry Farthing-, Floyd j
Warren, Clark Greene, R. J. Ander- j
son. E. F. Shore, H. P. Holshouser. j
C. C. Bowles. James T. Gross, R. A. j
Taylor, Charles L. Farthing, W. M. j
Thomas, Paul Tugrnan, J. P. Cook, j
Lewis Glenn, David P. Mast, Alex
South. C. D McNeil, T. F. Church,'
John Luther. I. N. Minton.
Jury for Week of June 17: T. D. J
Watson, Wade Billings, W. R. John-j
son, W. E. Roark, N. C. Greene, Grant j
Hodges, G. H. Hayes. Sam Atkins.
W. K. Wilson, A. A. Perry, G. M.
Ilenson, Virgil Cox, D. C. Mast, Grady
Wilson, Alex Tugman, J. D. Wilson.
Conley Snyder, Ed Yates, G. W.
Robbins, D. S. Love.
The annual Watauga County Singing
Convention will be held next Sunday
morning beginning at 9:45 o'clock.
The public is given a cordial
invitation to attend.
$1.50 PER YEAR
MAN FIRES SHOT
A'TO OWN HEART
~":irl nc Dies from Sclf-Infl
i Wounds. Coroner's
& 'FAIR THOUGHT TO
HA I CAUSED FATAL ACT
rum*ra *vices Held Wednesday Af(ernc
3 Member of Prominent
Mother, Several Brothers
and Sisters Survive.
A state of despondency growng
out of the flustration of a
ove affair is believed to have
>een responsible for 'he death
)f Carl Payne, 35-ye~.r-old member
of a prominent Boone famly,
whose lifeless body was
round at the home of his moth?r
Tuesday morning, a bullet
wound through the heart and a
.38 calibre revolver lying close
by the prostrate form.
The body was found at about seven
o'clock, when Dallas Cottrell, a close
friend of the deceased, called by the
house to start a fishing trip which
had Seen arranged between the two
3ii the previous evening. Dr. H. B.
Perry, acting as deputy coroner, held
in inquest, the verdict of the jury
being that the deceased met his death
from gunshot wounds inflicted by his
Sjvn hand. Medical opinion was that
lea til had ensued seven or eight hours
jefore the body was found.
V few words hastily scrawled on
:.he back of an envelope indicated that
h'sanpointment in love hail precipitated
Mr. Payne had been engaged in his
Linuai uuiica Oil iViOHUUV HJUl III T-HC;
evening hours mingled with friends
about town in his usual cordial manner.
However, since his demise associates
have recalled slight evidences
of a depressed frame of mind A revolver
wa i borrowed from John K.
Brown, a neighbor, on the pretext of
taking it on a fishing trip the following
Funeral services are to be conducted
this (Wednesday! afternoon from
the Baptist Church in Boone by the
pastor. Rev. J. C. Caiiipe, and interment
vviJl be in the city cemetery.
Surviving is the mother. Mrs J.
M. Payne, and the following sisters
and brothers: Mrs. Sam Austin, Sirs.
P. M. Winkler. ShulLs Mills; Mrs.
Mary Graybeal, Marion Va.: Mrs. D.
L. Wilcox, Boone: Mrs. Loren Harrison
Boone; Rev W. Pay nr. Blowing
Rock; A C. Payne. Nashville,
Tenn.; R lwavd L Payne. Boone and
Coleman Payne, West Jefferson.
Was Popular Citizen
Mr. Payne was a son of the late
lamented Rev. J. 1*1. Payne and Mrs.
Payne, e.b-t was _7born in Watauga
County. whore he had since resided,
lie received his education here and
for about ten years was engaged in
the automobile repair business. For
the past few years, however, he has
been an employee of the New River
Light and Power Company as an assistant
electrician. He was a consistent
member of the Baptist Church
of this ' ;ty.
Mr. Payne was unusually popular
with the people of this section, and
the news of his death came as a distinct
shock to the community. Possessed
of a hannv ilicnncitinr,
made friends easily and 110 more likeable
or industrious young man lived
in this community. His death is the
occasion for deep sorrow.
ARE IN PROGRESS
Green Valley and Cove Creek
Clinics Draw* Large Crowds.
Schedule Is Announced.
Infant and pre-school clinics were
begun in Watauga County Monday
by the District Health Department,
the first being held at Greene Valley
School. A clinic was held at the
Cove Creek School Tuesday. Both
were largely attended, and a great
deal of interest was shown. In each
community a group of local citizens
contributed largely to the .success of
"IV V-Jiiuvo tjy couiiig UIU I1CW6,
and by assisting the physician and
nurse in their work.
| The following clinics are scheduled
jfor the next few days: Friday, Blowjing
Rock: Monday. Deep Gap School;
1 Tuesday, Bethel School. Each will
| commence at 2 o'clock p. m.
I Parents are urged to take advanI
tage of this opportunity to have inIfants
and pre-school children exam!
ined and to obtain advico regarding
| their general care.
The thirty-twc North Carolina
Guernsey animals sold at Salisbury
brought an average price of about
$245 per head.