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Ij.xw uftvo, woj nignc, son Dreozes, I
white moon, twit-fling stars . . . funny
little things, interesting little episodes
on every hand . . .
MRps and here's just a
P? ; few small bubbles
& from the warm curfl
rents of Boone life,
and maybe a few obB
with a well
V " :ilj worn batch of water
4 > bills high-gearing it
j&L along main street,
pjl ,f?K^S one of which he po;
~ ~ ~ litely laid before our
"Jim fading blue eyes . . .
and we gave him one of our very
best promises. . . Grandson of a |
prominent dry advocate rides up town ;
on brewery truck, looking kinda out |
of place. . . . John E. Brown, well- |
ripened cucumber in right hand, ex- j
plains and demonstrates the cail of j
a buck rabbit in early spring. . . . i
Cullud girl sporting a pair of sheer j
white silk hose . . . and the effect j
wasn't so hot. . . . Sheriff Hodges1
telling sonic good yarns down in
front of High Land Furniture Store.
r-1 * 1
. . . 1- i^ukui iyciuvv,iaL jJUSlllJig up
extra copies of AsheviJle Citizen so
he can do a lot of "straw-voting" for
president Ruosevvil. . . . 2>i Faith
Sherwood very sweetly explaining
that her name is not Miss Grace
Sherwood. . . . One of the Oleson boys
from Valle Crucis demonstrating the
"castor oil ball" to a bunch of hangers
on at Vic Abernethy'a bowling
And sometimes we think . . . not i
seriously, of course . . . just figure
out a few little things for the fun of j
it . . . for instance . . . thut Ruby'
Trivette, good-looking without argu-1
mcnt, kinda reminds one of dear old j
Hepburn. . . . That men, seeking hon- j
esty, would find out more by watch-]
ing the wag of a dog's tail than the',
smile of a politician. . . . That Boone
consumers of water and electric energy
are in a funny pickle, with the
school using most of the town's water,
and the town using most of the
school's "juice." . . . That Senator W.
P. Horton, who visited in town last
week-end is likely to be Governor
Sandy Graham's lieutenant (?)...
PThat Lyles Harris, seeking to establish
a Federal farm colony on Boone's
Fork, has made more figures and
compiled more data during the past
six months than a full-fledged braintrustcr
. . . That tourists from the
lowlands, nice and sweet as they are,
look on a mountaineer with a wee
bit of pity . . . That wine, beer and
ale of high voltage are being dispensed
in the city . . . thus proving
that those promised "nappy days"
may be here most any time!
OUT OF THE WAY, ROMEO!
T3 romance dead ? . . . what a silly
question, Gertrude, . . . what a
silly question; . . . Just the other
nierht We ran smack rinh inta n litrlo
convincing evidence that right here
in Boone dwell Romeos of the redhot
variety ... ardent in their wooings,
crafty in their pursuits . . . ladiesmen
after a lady's heart. A scrap
of paper lay on the sidewalk . . . and
we picked it up. thinking it might be
a food order. Beneath a street light
the missive was unfolded . . . and a
glowing assortment of love-words,
elmost every-one of them dripping
honey, fairly screamed their message
in our ears. Don't tell anyone . . . but
this is what it said:
"My Own Little Sweetheart:
"To tell you that I love you is just
repeating the words that have been
whispered to you so many times. But,
somehow, that's all I can think of,
all that I ever want to think of; yes,
I love you better than anyone In the
whole world. Your husband, apparently,
doesn't feel so kindly toward
me. I saw him up at Doc Rhyne's
drug store a few hours ago, and he
looked holes through me. Has he
found out about our affair? X had
been looking forward to seeing you
this evening, in fact I had made all
arrangements to be away from home
for the night. Thought we would go
to the dance at Mayview, later catch
a little air out the Yonahlossee road.
1 have worlds of things to tell you,
honey; plans for our future have to
be made. X can't go on, month in and
month out, loving you, thinking of no
one, nothing, but you, while that in
sipid husband of yours holds you in'
his amis, kissing the lips that should^
belong to me. Let me hear from you]
at once. I'm lonely, honey; and I do
Yes, there are Romeos in Boone?
hot ones! If any reader desires, he
may properly identify his or her mail,;
take it home, sit down on the porch:
and drink in -its contents . . . and ]
- . "iff* -. \ f
VOLUME XLVII. NUMBER 7
PRINCIPALS IN MU
Mandcville W. Zcnge. Cantor,
ish Slaying of Dr.
CHICAGO, ILL..?Left above is a
young carpenter of Cantor, Mo., wl
murder of Dr Walter J. Bauer (rij
Louise Schaffncr Bauer (right. ab<
Zenge ' had been keeping company"
from Ann Arbor, Mich., and forced 1
with a pen knife took place and fr(
Says Prospecls Are
Of Rural Indus trie
Mr. Gyles Harris returned from
Greensboro and Raleigh Wednesday
of last week where he met with State
and Federal land settlement officials
relative to the establishment of a
large rural industrial colony in Watauga
Mr. Harris reports that tlie proposition
was very favorably received.
The brief he submitted, covering in
detail the many angles of the project,
was highly complimented by the officials.
It has been sent to the proper
authorities at Washington where,
according to latest reports, it is being
given priority consideration.
This matter lias been up before the
THIS WEEK END
Friday and Saturday Mark Legion's
Annual Event. Many
Good Bands Coming.
The annual Fiddlers Convention,
given yearly under the auspices of
Watauga Post American Ijegion, and
which is to be held at the courthouse
here Friday and Saturday evenings,
is expected to draw an even larger
attendance this year than previously,
according to its sponsors.
As is usual, big cash prizes are being
offered for siring bands, fiddlers,
5uuai jyia.y ci o anu uuiiju
while those who can handle the light
fantastic a la Charleston will have a
look-in on the money. Buck-and-wing
dancers will also be privileged to enter
A number of good bands and a 'ot
of stringed musicians have indicated
their- intention of entering the competition.
An admission charge of 25
cents will be in force and the entire
proceeds will be applied to uie completion
of the Legion Hut.
As a special inducement children,
accompanied by their parents, will
be admitted free Friday night.
Fish Fry to Be Held
Thursday, August 22
Mr. R. A. Oisen, president of the
Watauga River Fishing Club, announces
a fish fry and gala entertainment
at the Rutherwood Fist"
Hatchery on the evening of Augusl
22nd, the proceeds to be used for the
Club's fish propagation program ir
the Watauga River.
Hard Thomas and his renowned
Aristocrats of Ragtime will furnist
entertainment during the outdooi
festivities, and plenty of fish, friec
lu uic 1" upci uKgrcK ui cnspness, anc
with all the fixings on the side, will
adorn the outdoor tables. A charge
of 50 cents will be made.
CHECKS SCHOOL BUS KOCTJS
Prof. S. F. Horton of Sugar Grove
is spending a week in Caldwell County,
checking over bus routes, schedules,
etc., of the school bus opera
tions, preparatory to the opening ol
the new school term. He is employee
for this work in several counties bj
the State School Commission.
we sincerely hope that he or she en
joys it fully as well as we did, dowi
'rieath the street light.
Independent Weekly News
T1LATION MURDER !
Mo,, Carpenter, Held for Fiend
Walter J. Bauer.
c:osse-up of Mandeville W. Zenge, a j'
io is charged with the mutilation 11
5ht, below) newlv-wed h? <?hnn/1 nf !
>ve), a young woman with wiioiii ?
for seven years. Bauer wa3 kidnaped \
to drive here where the "operation" <
>m which he died. s
Bright for Approval ,
il Colony in Watauga
; Federal bureau for some time, but 1
; definite action has been delayed ow|
Ing to the slow perfection of the
President's land use plans and orgarii
ization, All county and city organii
zations, officials and leading citizens t
! have endorsed the project. Watauga ;
! Post of the American Iregion has .
been and is actively working in lis i
Prospects for the establishment of '
tliis colony in Watauga are most *
gratifying, says Mr. Harris. It is the 5
belief of those actively engaged in *
the project that very shortly therej.
will come a definite action from the '
Washington officials concerned. 1
AT LOCAL PLANT i
Modern Stone Building Included
in Expansion Program of i:
Kraut Factory. t
A new buiiding to be used for slor- ~
age purposes is iapid',y being completed
at the plant of the North v
State Canning Company here. The j
structure is of native stone through- j
out, is 25x75 feet, and is two stories j
The new building will be a valuable
asset to the rapidly expanding in- i
dustry, whose principal product is '
saner kraut, which will be transferred
by elevator directly from the
canning quarters in the old factory,
to tlie storage space on the second
floor of the building. Trucks will C
drive directly underneath and load- "5
ing will be by the simplest possible 5
At the same time the factory build- '
ing is being treated to a thon ugh ex- e
udiui J T,T. Miller
stales that next spring it is purposed 1
to partially reconstruct the present '
Cabbage cutting is expected to begin
at the plant next week and an *
estimated yield of something like one .
thousand tons of the product has al- t
ready been contracted for conversion
Stanbury Lands Will ]
\ Be Offered at Auction *
i An arrangement has been completed
whereby Mr. S. C. Eggers will of- j
I fer for sale at public auction within
i the next few days the properties be
longing to the late John S. Stanbury
I within the eastern limits of the town,
I and announcement as to date of 3ale j
I and other details will be made j
through The Democrat next week. (
It is the belief of Mr. Eggers that I
the demand for this property will be <
active. It consists of some 25 acres
which will be divided into perhaps l
forty units, and is particularly desir- c
able in view of the fact that it faces i
the college campus and is the only j
property now available near that in- I
stitution. The Stanbury home, a mod- 1
' ern structure, and one of the best in I
the community, will be included in 1
" the auction, and the detailed an- <
nour.cement next week will be of spe- (
i cial interest to the investor or the i
home seeker. (
jpaper?Established in tht
\ COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA,
TERM TO FINE
Defendant in Recorders Court
Makes Decision. Several
Cases Are Heard.
Tried in Recorders Court Tuesday
jr. a charge of carrying a concealed
weapon, Mark Whoeier chose what he
sleeted to be the lesser of two evils,
ivhen he decided against payment of
x $50 fine in favor of a 30-day road
sentence. When Judge Bingham
passed sentence, the order provided
its suspension on payment of $50 and
half the cost. The defendant, doubtless
making a quick mental calculation,
decided that $1 6(1 saved each
lay was worth looking after, and took
lis medicine straight.
Ban Sjtuhbs Jr.. tried for simple
issault, was fined $50 and the cost.
Clyde Roberts, bigamy, nol pros
William Chew, driving while drunk, r
ined S50 and one-half the cost. '
Lee Moody and Jennie Moody, treslass,
Claude Teague, assault, assessed
vith one-half the cost and turned
>ver to the American Legion for hos- ,
Harsford Lunsford, abandoninent, |
lot guilty. ,
Fred Barnes, abandonment. Prayer
'or judgment continued on payment
>f $7.50 per month to family.
one civil action was tried. fb?t of >'
.he Mortgage Service Company vs. 3
L. Rhyne and Mrs. C. L. Rhyne, '
mil judgment was returned in favor ''
)f the defendant. t
SERGEANT JONES I
Brother of the I .ate Dr. J. \V. Jones a
Makes Excellent Record on b
Range at Wakefield. a
WAKEFIELD, MASS.?Back at
lie site of his past shooting perform- '
snnes, Gunnery Sergeant Thomas J. s
tones, of Scottville, N. C., returned s
.0 his old tricks of winning rifle c
hatches when lie topped 60 entries 3
n the 26th Division Match with a 3
icore of 98 out of a possible 100. His F
score included 6 consecutive V's at
100 yards. '
His winning of the Divisional match
virtually assures Sergeant Jones ajj
ilace on. the Marine Corps rifle and ; i
jistol team which entrains for Camp;
^ ry, Ohio, where they will compete
n the'Natlonai Matches next month.
Thus far tlie leathernecks have won
very Important match open to them .
n the New England Matches, which
ire held here annually.
Sergeant Jones won his first im-1
portant match here 14 years agoi
chert he won the Campbell's Match i
o 1921. That same year he won many j j,
dgh places at this range anil then 0
vent on to Camp Perry where he gave j.,
mjn, or ins prowess i \\
rlth the service rifle. c
Sergeant Jones was born at Scott- v
lllc, Alleghany County, and resided
here with hi3 mother, Mrs. Mary E. ,
ones, at the time he enlisted in the
Jarine Corps. A brother, the late Dr. 1
. W. Jones, was a resident of Boone. ^
Large Numbers Attend <
Advent Camp Meeting
The Sunday meeting- of the Advent t
Ihristian Assembly being held on the v
ronahlossec Road near Grandfather
fountain, was well attended, it hav- s
ng been estimated that near one \
housand people from several differ- a
nt states were present. F
The meeting opened last week and
s expecieu Lu elosc Sunday The big 0
ent meeting has drawn many emi-jn
tent speakers, and during the day )f
nany recreational features have been i
irovided for the delegates and vistors.
It is the first meeting held at i
he assembly's new camp ground at f
he foot of Grandfather. ?
Representatives are attending the i
neeting from West Virginia, North \
Carolina, * Florida, South Carolina, i
Tennessee and Virginia, Rev. Wilkins r
f Jacksonville, Fla., having delivered t
he semon Sunday, at which time c
nany Watauga people were in atendance.
Dr. Vance to Preach
On the Bald Mountain
Rev. Dr. James I. Vance will ?
>reach out of doors on the Bald 1
fountain near the head of Meat 1
lamp, on Sunday morning, Septem- ^
>er 1st. Preaching will begin at 11 1
Dr. Vance is pastor of the First t
^resbyterian Church, Nashville, Tenn. E
tnd has been for many years a Blow- 1
ng Rock summer resident. He is con. e
lidered one of the outstanding minis- *
ers of the country. Every year, when 1
lis health permits, the veteran minis- s
er rides horseback from his summer
lome at Blowing Rock to preach out (
>f doors on the Bald Mountain to a i
:ongregalion of folks from the sur- <
winding country, all of whom are :
lordially invited to come. 1
i Year Eighteen Eighty-E
, THURSDAY. AUGUST 15. 15;
Solon Visits Here
;' ^?fe IQfl
^^^^hS?3R" -.- &&&!$
SENATOR VV. P. MORTON
A VISITOR HERE
Taiididate for Lieutenant Governor
Hopeful of Success
Hon. W. P. Korton. of PiUsboro.
nember of the iast State Senate and
I prominent figu.e in the political
ifc of Eastern Carolina, was a weeknd
visitor in Boone, and expressed
limself as being highly optimistic
Ever liis cliances of being nominated
.s Democratic candidate for Lieutennt
Governor in the primary of
93G. The Senator beiieves he is gong
to succeed Sandy Graham, and
andle the gavel when the next Sente
convenes, and was here for a
rief rest, at the same time keeping
weather eye 011 the political horton.
Senator Horton first went to the
-egislature in 1928 and has since
erved three terms in the Senate, has
erved as State Democratic secretory,
ounty attorney, and has established
hi enviable record for efficiency and
ibility ill his public relations. Many
lolitical prognosticators share in the
iclief that, he has the odds on iiis side
II the primary race.
PASSES ON FRIDAY
Slowing Rock Woman Victim of
Long Illness. Funeral Held
Mrs. l.aura E. Critcher, wife of A.
I. Critcher and a well known citizen
f Blowing Rock for many years, died
t her home there Friday after a long
llness, which had been seen as critial
for the pusi several weeks. Shi
/as 65 years old.
Funeral services were conducted at
he Reformed Church Sunday aflcrtoon,
Reverends Buchanan and Wilenhouse
being in charge. A large
oncourse of friends gathered for the
lies and the floral offerins were prouse.
Interment was in the Church
Deceased was born in Ashe Couny
in Uie year 1S70, but lived in Waauga
Coiinty for forty years. She
ras married in 1893 to Anson M.
Critcher, who with three children
u'rvives: Mrs. Beulah E. Hewlett, of
Vilmington, N. C.; Cecil A. Critcher,
nd Mrs. Helen Cooper of Blowing
Five grandchildren survive as do
no sister. Mrs. Sallie Graham of
?oJd, ?r>d four brothers, Joe, John,
tobcrt and Charles Howell, all of
During the two score years which
>lrs. Critcher had spent in Blowing
lock, she had endeared herself to the
ieople of this section and was surounded
with a wide circle of friends,
vith whom she was extremely popuar.
She was highly esteemed for her
nany fine Christian traits of characer
and her passing has occasioned
Sunday School Class to
Render Old-Time Music
The Berean Class of the Baptist
Sunday School, through its teacher,
h-of. E. E. Garbee, has announced
hat beginning next Sunday, only the
lymns found in the Old Christian
larmony, Southern Harmony and
ither old shaped note books will be
isen. for an indefinite period, it is
aid, the men's class with spend at
east thirty minutes of their opening
ixercises in singing from the old
>eoks, the vocalists to be led by
dessrs. Roy Hagaman, George Willon
and Slerritt Coffey.
The singing will start at 9:45 ev:ry
Sunday morning, ar.d the class
neets in the old Baptist Church builling.
All singers of the old hymns
ire asked to bring their books with
VIRGINIA PART OF
PARKWAY NOT TO
! STARyjNTIL 1936
| Old DomitHpr Officials Expect
to Have igj,;. ts-of-way Prepared
l*?:: ext Spring.
WORK ON Nl~* HI CAROLINA
SEGMENT C| BEGIN SOON
Three Location * s Now Working.
Grew StationefiC Boone. Last
Step I*' f rTtiir ' - "*+
Now Being Taken.
The National Park Service has little
hope of starting construction on
th" Scenic Parkway, as applies to
the State of Virginia, before the
spring of J936. it was indicated in
dispatches coming from Washington
! Assistant Director Towlson said at
! that time, however, that construction
on the first North Carolina segment
of the Parkway was expected
to start soon. He said Virginia State
Highway Commissioner Henry Shirley
was working on the necessary
rights-of-way in Virginia, but at the
present indications are that clear title
to sufficient land for the drive in
Virginia would not be available for
[construction until next spring,
j On the other hand. Tolson said, "the
} Park Service ?" ' the Bureau of Pubj
lie Roads is ready to have conslruci
Hon started on the first section in
I North Carolina?a twelve and a halt
mile stretch south from the VirgTnia
line to Roaring Gap, N. C."
Three Crews Working
Three location crews of the Bureau
of Public Roads are working in the
State, centered at Sparta, Newland
'and Boone. The location woflt has
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i VITAL STATISTICS
440 Children Bivrti fti Watauga During
Pas! Year; Deaths Number
83. Infant Mortality I<o\v.
RALEIGH, N. C.?Vital statistics
for Watauga County for the year
1033 are shown in the annual report
of the Bureau of Vital Statistics, the
State Board of Health, just issued as
Births: Born in county 440, rate
28.4: county usual place of residence
(<>f parents. 441, rate 28.4: whites
horn in county 430. rate 28.2; usual
residence of parenLs, 431, rate 28.3;
colored, born in county, 10, rate 33.3;
county usual residence of parents, 10,
rate 33.3; percentage attended by physicians,
white VI, colored 80; illegitimates
born in county 8, while 7, colored
1; county usual place of residence
of mother, horn S: white 7;
-^BeatSss: Number died in county 99.
irate 0.3: white 91, rate 0.0; colored
18, rate 20.6; usual residence in coun1
ty, number 108, rate 7.0; white 100,
rate 6.5; colored 8, rate 26.6.
Infant mortality, deaths under one
year of age, exclusive of stillbirths,
and maternal deaths with rates per
1,000 live, births: infant deaths in
county 30. rate 68.2; infant deaths of
usual residents of county 30, rate
68. No report has been made of ma|
ternal deaths in the county,
i Births in the State of North Carolino
nrnvn <1 .".rO C "
I ?tv?c icwcr Liia.ii lor jlwiz,
| and a decrease of one per cent in
I rate from the preceding year.
j30 Enrolled at High
| School Summer Term
I Thirty students were enrolled during
the summer term of the Boone
High School, closing last Saturday,
and six of these finished the requirements
for graduation. These wero
Martha Winkler, Virginia Cook, Austin
Moody, Bruce Farthing-, Estella
Greene, Mary Bingham.
Twenty-two cf the summer students
came from the Boone section,
while others were enrolled from
Cove Creek, Booneville, Rutherfordton,
Wingate and Marion, and there
were three from the State of Florida.
The school, which was established
primarily for the purpose of allowing
students to make up work and
graduate or continue with their regular
classes, has met with considerable
Hay Weather Greets
After a long showery period during
which time meadows reached a
high state of perfection, faimers of
the county have been treated to a
! good many days of fine .sunshiny
weather, during which hay-making
has been the routine in all sections
of the county. The crop is described
as being the best in many years, and
is expected to provide a big surplus
over the amount needed for feeder
|stock this winter.