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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, July 25, 1935, Image 1

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BOONEj SKETCHES By J. C. R, A MIGHTY LONG TIME! BACK IN JUL.*ff 1906, Don J. Morton, then a very young; man. cradled wneai on his father's farm near Vi . ... las. The sun sent i down its torrid rays IIMPMWPa ' an<? reaper sought, for a brief ? moment of comfort, Tl the cool, green P gloom of a nearby V M- -Jl oak's spreading b 'W> branches. A terrap pin of the ordinary ? variety . . . the spotI i ted kind . . . had aljJr so drawn his armorj> clad chassis to a liait 'ncath the tree. "Jim" The youth, for no particular reason perhaps, turned the "snapper" on his back . . . and graved with a knife on the under shell these initials . . . "D. J. H. 1906." * * * * TIME PASSED . . . twelve years, in fact. America was embroiled in the late European unpleasantness . . . Mr. Horton was just before joining the colors. He labored on a hillside of the Frank Horton farm, a haifmile from the site of the turtle incident. An object moved in the grass . . . the terrapin, natural as life, walked up and hitched, so to speak. In 1921, seven years later in 1928, and in 1930, Air. Horton ran across his initialed sheli-bearer . . . just plodding along . . . never seeming to change. Last week Roby Ward met the terrapin a few hundred feet from where he started in 1906 . . . "D. J. H." was still plainly to be seen on the rigid! belly of the little animal. THE TWENTY-NINE YEARS of j war and panic and prosperity and ] prohibition and gang-warfare and! woman suffrage and cross-word pua-; ?> ixl /">] ?qin loitora V?orf-nhn??roH his i complexion not even a little bit . . . still a good terrapin, full of vim and i vigor, if terrapins are possessed of! these qualities . . . staying right on the job at the Horton farm . . . idling 1 about in the pasture fields snd pota-i to patches . . . having all that a terrapin craves without half trying seeking neither fame nor position . . . watching man grow stooped and gray' and drawn and tired as he fights his mad battle for wealth and social po- j sition . . . watching beauty fade from \ bright cheeks of rural belles as the cares of married life and children and home-making bring their indelible t wrinkles . . . w&Yohirig countless poliu ticians make countless little political errors and take countless voyages up i the dreary waters of "Salt River" | . . . watching girl babies grow into sweet young ladies?watching them! "step in the mud" and become human I silt in the backwash of life . . . watch-! ing big, fat, chubby baby boys grow. into handsome country swains, and1 seeing them wear the felon's stripe?,' because "they couldn't take it" ...1 watching the whole human family bear the bone-breaking burden of an j exacting social system. * * j GOOD TERRAPIN . . . to be sure : he's a good one . . . good for plenty i and plenty more years in the pasture | fields and potato patches of Don Hor-J ton's Vilas farm. The white marble, mansion with its priceless tapestries j and glittering furnishings may he the j goal of many a hill-billy . . . the hope1 or at least the chance of public pre- j iermeni may beckon invitingly down| the "main stretch" . . . the lure of j gold and diamonds and lovely ladies, and racing studs and yachts and purring motors may drag all our neighbors through a hell of uncertainty and trouble and such-like . . . BUT . . . there's a terrapin over on the Horton farm that'll be here to enjoy his simple station a helluvalot longer than we . . . we the worriers, we the ambitious, we the laborers, we the opinionated . . . we the engravers of initials on terrapins' bellies who'll never live to see them i erased! ALONG THE PRIMROSE PATH j A little fellow and his little girl j friend holding hands and smiling, sort j of honey-like. . . . Miss Grace Sher-' wood looking keen as a blackberry! briar in riding habit. . . . Vic Aber- i nethy, operator of Boone's "den of ... i pardon, please . . . bowling alley, mak- j ing a sweet young thing laugh spite j of everything she can do . . . Frank S Pearson making a nurse-maid of an- j other fellow as he bowls a few rounds i . . . Austin South falling ten feet] without falling . . . Joe Luther telling ] a story of the exploits and exciting; moments of a young lady called, yes, \ that's it . . . "Little Audrev" . . hnvs in bathing suits riding the rumble seat of a Foru . . . little girls eating' pop-corn and ice cream . . . collegiate youth swilling beer . . . and one old lady, good naturcd lady, full to the gills! AN ANNOUNCEMENT Married forty-six years ago today at the home of the bride's parents just east of Boone, Miss Myra H. Shearer and Rev. J. G. Puiiiam. The Rev. E. F. Jones performed the ceremony. On behalf of the many friends of this popular couple in Watauga County, the Sketch Man extends heartiest congratulations ar.d best wishes. 4 . WA1 An J VOLUME XLVII, NUMBER 4 : TOBACCO BARON 1 Miss Mary Barnes of New Yorl Washington Hill in Ceremo LONDON.?One of America's wea ! president of the American Tobacco new bride, the former Mary Barnes the magnate, just after the ceremo i LEGAL RED TAPE ; TIES LP PARKWAY Tar Heel Representatives Confer j With Secretary Harold Ickcs About Starling Work. WASHINGTON, D. C. Rcpreseii-j tatives Doughton and Weaver eon-! ferred at length with Secretary Harold Tckes Tuesday concerning an ear- j ly start on the Parkway between thei Smqkv Mountain National \ Park and the Shenandoah National' Park in Virginia. | < Both Congressmen expressed them-j selves as highly gratified and entire- j ly satisfied by the attitude of Sec-; retary Tckes. However, Secretary Ickes maintained that he would have to follow the advice of his legal department 1 and hold up the 12-mile link from the Virginia line to Roaring Gap, which was advertised for letting last month, until the rights of way are delivered to him by the State of North Caroltna. The State has taken steps to condemn that portion, of? the right of way which could not be purchased but no information is available here as to when title will be delivered. The Secretary agreed to hasten the| construction on that portion of the, Parkway through Federal forest lines j already owned by the. Government. The refusal of the Cherokee Tribal Council to agree to me proposed route through the Cherokee Indian Reservation may result in a rerouting of that portion of the Parkway. Home Coming Day at Local Advent Church July 28th has been designated as Home Coming Day at the Boone Advent Christian Church, and Dr. F. E. Warrn&n, the pastor, has arranged a special 3eries of sermons for the occasion. The three prophetic messages will be delivered as follows: Eleven a. m., "The Marriage Sup-1 per of the Lamb." What is it? When j is it ? Where is it ? Who is the bride ? Who the 144,000 ? Read Revelations! chapters 19. 7 and 14. Two-thirty p. m., "Was NRA the Mark of the Beast?" Ts the U. S. A. the beast or the two-homed beast? What is the mark of the beast and the number of his name, 666? Read Revelations, 13th chapter. Eight p. m., "Will the Devi! Be Bound a Thousand Years?" Will the?re be a thousand years AFTER Jesus comes in which the Devil will be bound, and during which time people will have another chance to accept Jesus as Saviour? Read Revelations, 20th chapter. Dr. W arm an extends a cordial invitation to the Advent Christian people of Northwestern North Carolina, and all others, to bring their dinners and enjoy this all-day mating at tnc Roc.k Church. Special singing has been arranged, and everybody is welcome. "Cyclone Mack" Dies | At Home in S. Carolina BEN"N ETTSV1LLE, S. C.?Rev. i Baxter F. McLendon, 55. famed evan-, | gelist, known as '"Cyclone Mack," | i died suddenly at his home here on j | Monday night at 7:30 o'clock of a ! 'heart attack. j He had just returned from Okla- j j lioma City, where he was been con-1 J ducting a revival meeting. Mr. Mc-1 i Lendon was about town Monday talk- i jing to his friends on the street, and ; i seemed to be in fine health. His death came as a shock to the community. He is survived by his "widow, Mrs. jRena Rat?"!! Mc.Lendon, and six jsfljj- j jdren. Il . i , AUG Independent Weekly New BOONE, WATAUGA WEDS SECRETARY i ; Becomes the Bride of George ny Performed ill London. llliiest men, George Washington Hill, Company, is shown here with his $ of New York, one-time secretary to ny here. ROBERT WALKER IN TOILS OF LAW Wataugan Accused of Endorsing j and Cashing Government Checks. In Jail. Charged with endorsing several hundred dollars in Government checks and spending the money which J they represented, Robert Walker of j the Cove Creek section is in jail at| North Wilkesboro, where he is to bej given a preliminary hearing before i a United States Commissioner within the next few days: Reports indicate that checks of the! Agricultural Adjustment Admtnistra-' tion, totaling about $1,500 were mailed to Robert. Walker's brother, Superintendent Howard Walker, for distribution to the participating farmers. Howard being absent from home when the checks arrived, the youfijjer brother is alleged to have appropriated the drafts and left on a to j the Mid-western states. Superintendent WrJker did not know they had arrived and the Csjrn&i ers were wondering why theit mor?- j ey did not come. Recently Robert is j said to have mailed his brother about j $700 in checks with the notation he j had spent the remainder. Returning | home last week he surrendered him- | self to the Sheriff who in turn carried him to North Wilkesboro where j he placed himself in the hands of a Deput3? Marshal. Health Department Starts Typhoid Clinics Dr. Richardson, district health officer, announces the following dates and places for the holding of clinics for administering typhoid vaccine and diphtheria toxoid: Mondays, July 29, August 5, 12 and 19: Rutherwood, 9 a. m.; Laxon, 10:30 a. m.; Stoney Fork, 1:30 p. m.; Deep Gap, 3 p. m. murauayii, JUiy OJ., AUgUSl *, l* and 21; Matney, 9 a. m.; Dutch Creek, 10:30 a. m.; Valle Cnicis, 1:30 p. m.; Vilas, 3 p. m.; Lovill, 4:30 p. m. Fridays, August 2, 9, 1G and 23: Poplar Grove, 9 a. m.; Shulls Mills, iu a. in., r"oscoe, -21-S? 1Gnindf? ther, 1 p. m.; Clark's Greek, 3 y. m. A schedule will be announced at a later date for other sections of the county. The Health Department recommends diphtheria toxoid especially for children between o months and G | years of age, and to this group the toxoid will be administered free of j charge. To children who have reached ; their sixth birthday a charge oi' ten; cents will be made to cover cost of the vaccine. No charge will ne made on typhoid to anyone. The Health Department advises the peple of Watauga County to patron- 1 ize their famiiy doctor as a matter j of preference. The clinics are arranged to take caie of those who would be unable to go to their family, physicians. Vaccination is one of our best means of controlling typhoid fever, arid everyone in these neighborhoods should take advantage of these clinics to secure this protection. Those who care to come to the office in Boone will find one of the doctors or a nurse on duty everv Tuesday mom - V ing and every Saturday afternoon. Dr. Richardson invites the public to visit the Health Department. DR. VANCE TO FREACK AT BLOWING ROCK C'HCSCH! Dr. Janries I. Vance, noted Presbyterian preacher or Nashville, Term., will preach at the Blowing Rock church of his denomination next Sunday morning at the 11 o'clock hour, according to announcement mRde on Tuesday by Rev. Sexton Buchanan, pastor. The public is given a cordial invitation to hear his sermon. A. DE spaper?Established in the rnilMTV ATrvDTix a T?i-vr tt.t a WWWA-,AA, iivmu V^X-J.XVWJLVJ.IWTL, POTATO BILL HAS PASSED SENATE Warren Control Plan Is Added to AAA Measure by Vote of Upper House. Washington, l>. c. ? voting down a proposal to exempt States | which produce fewer potatoes than 1 they consume from its provisions, the Senate in a chorus of ayes Monday added the Warren potato control I plan to the agricultural adjustment | adminstration bill. TJnder the. pian. which was adopted without change, potatoes would be classified as a basic commodity with the agriculture secretary empowered to establish production and sales quotas for commercial producers. A tax of 75 cents a hundred pounds | would be levied on potatoes sold in ( excess of allotments to insure com- J pliance, with producers being given j I tax exempt certificates to the amount | of their quotas. Although the potato plan originated in the House with its introduction early in the session by Representative Warren, Democrat of North j Carolina, the Senate vote was the first action on the measure in either House. senator Hatch, Democrat, of New Mexico, sought to include an amendment to exclude States producing u fewer potatoes than they consumed w from the. control plan. w Senator Bailey, Democrat of North K Carolina, who offered the proposed ir c6ntrol legislation in the Senate, vig- d; oiously objected, contending such an E exemption would wreck the whole ag- w riculture control program. iti Mnrlli Pnrnliim Hid not OLSlv tf to be exempted from wheat control," tr he said. "We produce about 6,000,- w 000 busneis, yet consume more than we produce." C Senator King, Democrat of Utah, t* joined Hatch, asserting he noted with "chagrin" that a "representative of e: a State has to ask permission to raise tl enough potatoes to meet their own d< ljeeds." p< Bailey was joined in arguing for w the measure by Senator Hale, Repub- ti lican of Maine, and Senator Pope, Democrat, of Idaho. Sj IIai$ asserted that Maine, with a g tbinf"*of its "potato crop unsold, was c getting only 10 or 15 cents a bushel. s4 Asserting the production of potatoes had leaped skyward because of & control of other crops, thus depress- jc ing prices for this commodity. Bailey pj declared it was necessary therefore a to control the production of potatoes, h He said potatoes produced in all q sections of the country had asked jfo, for control legislation. i c The measure, if enacted, would be-[n come effective December 1. A favor- ^ able vote among growers would be p necessary for continuance from one p year to another. p MRS. CLARISSA BARNES LMrs. Clarissa Barnes, aged widow of the late G. W. Barnes, died at her home on Howard's Creek July 19. af- ^ ter an illness of one week. J* Surviving are the following chil- r dren: Mrs. Henry Greene, Mrs. Ben Greene. Mrs. N. L?. Barnes; two sis- j ters, two brothers, fourteen granchildren and twenty great-grandchildren, with a number of close friends and j neighbors to mourn the loss of a dear loving mother, grandmother, friend v and neighbor. f, Funeral ^services were conducted C irrjiu Meal Camp Baptist Church on Sunday at 11 o'clock by the pastor, a Rev. W. C. Payne. Burial took place y> in the nearby cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jones 3 Barnes. Jad Barnes. John Greene, Gurdy Barnes, Richard Whittington, q and Arthur Hartley. Honorary: D. W. a Cooke. Charles Hodges, Carl Byers, \ Wade Byers. Ronaa Hodges. Dan Mut- a lis. Gurney Hodges, Wilby Brown. Stuart Brown, Willard Byers and Stu. art Barnes. Flower girls were: Wilma Cooke, -j Opal Byers. Mary Cooke. Mozelie a Barnes. Vlstella Greene, Polly Greene. Ruth Richards. Ola Greene, Verlee r Jones, Flossie Moody, Nora Belle Mul- n lis. Dene Jones, Josephine Jones. Ruth q ICiraa Jones. Mrs. Arthur Hartley. ^ Mrs. Jones Barnes and Mrs. Alma Whittington. j PRESIDING FLDER GTBBS TO PREACH AT HEN SON'S CHAPEL c Rev. A. C. Gibbs. presiding elder r ol' the Mount Airy District of the F Methodist nhurv>i "fill Wfl-JAV, o+ y son's Chapel next Sundav. July 2Sth. j at 3 o'clock p. m. The sermon will be n followed by the Fourth Quarterly t j Conference of use Watauga charge, F at which time all of the officials of t j the churches are nominated by the s pastor and elected for the ensuing g year. All of the stewards, Sunday v I School superintendents and other of- v ! ficial representatives of Henson's ! Chapel, Mabel, Salem and Valle Cru- It cis Methodist churches are urgently c ' requested to be present for the meet- h ; ir.g. The public is cordially invited to*a l the service. . 1 MOC : Year Eighteen Eighty-E THURSDAY. JULY 25. 1935 SOLON PASSES ^ I RUSSELL DEAN SWIFT J BLOWING ROCR i YOUTH IS SLAIN Edward Coffey Dies from Shot Accidentally Fired by Devcre Hollars. i A bullet from a .22 rifle, illy fired by a first cousin Friday, ras responsible for the death of Edard Coffey, 18. popular Blowing jock youth. The deceased and a cousi, Devcre Hollars, had spent Thursly night together, and at about 7:15. dward laid down the small bore eapon with which he had been play- i ig. Devere picked it up. purposing ! > return it to its usual position inj ve corner. in some uiwiitcr gur. j ;is discharged while in his hands, the I Lillet entered the forehead of young; | of fey. and death was almost instan- i ineous. Dr. Mary Warfield conducted ar. tamination and reported the ueath to ic County Coroner as purely acciintal. The Hollars lad. being an esocially close friend of his cousin, as reported as being almost prosate with grief. Young Coffey graduated last aring from the Blowing Rock High chool where he was president of his lass and stood, second in point of shotAstic achievement. He was to | ave entered college next faRc ' He! ail been employed by Wcster^i Un-1 n and late r by the Blowing Rock | rug Company, and was a well known | nd especially popular young man | (e was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufusj effey of Blowing Rock, and a meni-j or of the Blow ing Rock Baptist I hureh. where his funeral was con- j ucted Monday morning at 10 o'clock. I oys arid girls of me senior cinss of! flowing Rock High School acted as j all-bearers and flower girls. Rev. W. i L. Davis. Baptist minister, was asisted in the rites by Rev. Sexton iuchanan and Rev. \V. D. Ashley. Besides the bereaved parents. Cofey is survived by two sisters,- Miss label Coffey and Mrs. Helen Bailor, and two brothers, Howard and j tonda Coffey. \nother Shipment of ! Pooled Lambs Planned: The next shipment of pooled lambs rill be made on August 1st and 2nd rem Watauga County, Agent W. E. loiiinS" stated Monday. Following is a schedule of the .time j nd places at which the lambs will] e weighed: Thursday, August 1: Deep Gap at! a. m:; C. D. McNeil's at 0 a. m.; H. Hollars at 10 a. m.; Alex Jrccne's at li a. m.; Dee Carender's t 1 p. m.; Claude Shore's at 3 p. m.; V. W. Mast's at 4 p. m.: Hard Mast's t 5 p. m. Friday, August 2: Reese scales at :30 a. m.; Mrs. \V. Y. Farthing's C3les at 9 a. m.: Ode Wilson's at 0:30 a. m.; R A. Thomas' at 11 . m. Any sheep growers of Watauga nay let their lambs go in this shiplent, provided they will notify the bounty Agent by July 30th of the umber of lamb3 they wish shipped. IAKROWING STORY OF SNAKE IS TODD BY WAYNE FARMER GOU>SBORO, N. C.?A harrowing xperienoc with a big rattlesnake was elated in Goldsboro this week by 'rank Pearsall, who lives three miles orth of Goldsboro He said that recently he was down ear Kurgaw when iie carr.e across he snake. He hooked the tines of a itch fork over the snake's head, arid he snake coiled around Mr. Pear-' all's leg and arm. He felt his limbs growing numb and called to a man pho was near to help him. The man ras afraid and would not come near. Finalty Mr. Pearsall got a string ooped around the snake's head and hoked him. Then the man came and I'elpcd remove the snake's coils from iround Mr. Pearsall's leg and arm. lie snake was killed. RAT -ight $1.50 PER YEAR IDEAN SWIFT DIES 1 THURSDAY; RITES : ARE HELD FRIDAY \ Watauga'sgg- 'prescntativc in Ihc Legisljg^c Is Victim of ProE&gcd Illress. I'ROMINE^B TEACHER AND VETERA?? F WORLD WAR j Member of Cove Creek I High .School, ns^chman and Young j Man of O^ujuiidtng Ability. Saw SetS58To ill Franc e. .Mussell Dean Swift, Watauga Couni ty's Representative in tlie 1935 General Assembly, World War veteran and teacher, died at the home of a sister-in-law. Mrs Hill Hagaman, on Thursday morning after a long pe :nuu <_>i railing neaiui. lie was forty | years old. ! Mr. Swift's death was attributed to a complication of organic aliments. An operation for appendicitis peri formed while Mr. Swift was a mem| ber of the Legislature last winter was not believed by physicians to ihave contributed to his death, but he ! failed to regain his former strength. Ill health forced him to leave Rai lcigh before the Legislature had adjourned Funeral services were conducted from the Cove Creek Baptist Church Friday afternoon by Rev. Fletcher, who was assisted in the rites by Rev. .7. C. Canipe of the Boone Baptist Church, and interment was in the family cemetery in the home neighborhood. Rev. Walter Greene, American Legion chaplain, assisted in the services and burial was by comrades of th*? World War. rv-?''ye of Watauga Mr. ^ was born in the Cove Creek section, the son of George and Jane Swift, and received his education in the county schools and in what is now the Appalachian State Teachers College. He enlisted for service in the World War in September, 1917, and was discharged in July of 1919. He saw active service on the fields of France and was wounded in the campaign around Bcllicourt. Returning to his native county following the conflict, Mr. Swift began teaching in the schools of Cove Creek. . and Beavef Dfihi towrt Ships, which work was continued for the most part until death. He was a member of the faculty of the Cove Creek High School and principal of the grammar gracilis department, and was known as one of the county's most efficient tutors. Iii 1034 Mr. Swift was given ihe Democratic nomination for the Legislature without his solicitation, was elected, and served his .people with distinction during the hectic days of I the lengthy session. He was a consistent member of tne Cove Creek Baptist Church and took deep interest in religious affairs along with problems of State. He was a model citizen and one of the county's j most capable young men. Surviving is the widow, the former ; Miss Crete Hagaman, and two small children. ACKS OF 105 TEARS ARE SEEN AS NORMAL SPAN CHICAGO.?By cultivation of the proper mental attitudes, man's life expectancy may increase to 105 years, the Journal of the American Medical Association said last week. Th e averag e iifc of -an anliVj al is I five times the number of years" required for full skeletal development, j the Journal said, and since 21 years i is required for that growth in man, 105 years might be set as the approx, imate normal human life-span. The Journal recommended cultivation of the qualities of equanimity, contentment and optimism. MRS. GRAHAM IN ENGLAND Mrs. G. C. Graham, wife of the t pastor oi Uie Watauga Circuit of , Methodist churches, who in company i with her sister-in-law. Mrs. E. C. I Burroughs, of Chicago, is spending j the summer in England visiting Mrs. Graham's mother and friends in London. will sail on her return voyage to America August 22nd, on the Cunard Line 8. S. "Gcorgio." Mrs. Graham left Watauga May 15th and expects to reach her home at Amantha about September 1. MRS. SARAH MAY TOES Mrs. Sarah A. May died at her home on Upper Beaver Dams, July 13th. at the age of 35 years She was the widow of William May, who preceded her to the grave some years ago. She was the mother of thirteen children, eight, of whom survive, with 38 grandchildren and six great| grandchildren. Funeral services were 'conducted from Beaver Dam Church where deceased was a faithful memjber. by Rev. R. C. Eggers, assisted by Rev. Edd Farthing. Mrs. May was i a faithful wife and a good mother. :and this world was made better by I her sojourn here ?Reported. "#SI

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