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IWPA PUTS LARGE
NUMBER TO WORK;
GOAL IS EXCEEDED
Sirs. O'Berry Receives Another
Large Allotment of Relief
MQUOR STORES SAID TO
CAUSE DRUNKEN DRIVING
Vmith Projects Authorized: Hancock
I lias Politicians Guessing; Our
Weekly Review of State
(Bv M. R. DUNN AG AN)
Special l>emocrat Correspondent
Raleigh, Nov 25.?The State WPA
office exccded its quota or goal of
placing 34,000 unemployed persons to
work by November 20 and is continuing
to approve projects, in addition
to tarin-to-market roads, school and
community grading and improvements,
sewing rooms and other projects,
numbers have been approved
,n many counties for community sanitation.
While Director George W.
Coan Jr., was putting them to work;
Mrs. Thomas O'Berry, relief administrator,
received from vVashington
last week $207,COO for dircc i relief
for the last half of this month. It
v. as a few days behind and plans
were being made to close up the cff.ccs.
Even though many a. 0 being
u-ten jobs, r .1.1 the drain oi djrcct
rclief is not diminishing much, Mrs.
O'Berry saying many families do not
have workers and need help.
IS LOSE LICENSES
A list of 43 North Carolina automobile
drivers who have lost their
censes because of driving while intoxicated,
automatically revoked under
the new drivers' license law. has
been made public by Commissioner
of Revenue A. J. Maxwell A check
of the 43 names shows only two reside
in the western section, one
Greensboro and one Charlotte, while
ail of the others are in the cast, most
of them in the 17 counties in which
liquor stores are operating Capt.
Charles A. Farmer, of the State
Highway Patrol, predicts that 300 licenses
will be revoked by the end of
November, and cites that drunken
drivers are increasing, and especially
in the counties in which liquor is
Four distinct types of youth projects
have been authorized by Washington,
which, C. E. Mcintosh, State
Director of the National Youth Administration,
estimates, will provide
employment for 3,&00 youths. The
Ivpes and estimated number they will
employ arc recreational and communty
projects, 2100; rural projects, 1,OQO;
public service activities projects,
600; research projects, 200. Mr.
Mcintosh was called to Washington
Tuesday for a conference of youth
directors of the Southeastern district
ami upon his return expects to get
the new program under way, probably
starting this week.
HEADS CRIPPLE LEAGUE
Frank A. Barber, Asheville, was
elected president of the N. C. League
for Crippled Children at the organization
meeting here Saturday, called
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Illness Proves Fatal
To Miss Essie Henson
Miss Essie Annola Henson, member
of one of the county's most prominent
families, died at her home at
Sherwood on the 19th, following a
long illness with an incurable ailment.
Funeral services were conducted
from the Hcnson's Chapel Methodist
Church last Thursday morning, by
the pastor, Rev. Mr, Parker and interment
follower! in the neighboring
cemetery, Reins-Sturdivant Funeral
Home being in charge of the arrangements.
Surviving are the bereaved parents,
and the following brothers and sisters,
all of whom reside in or near
the home neighborhood: Earl, Gird,
Oak, Kate, Buster and Doc Henson.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Henson and spent her
life in Watauga county, where she
had become attached to a large number
of admiring friends. The many
friends who gathered for the obsequies
and the flbral offerings gave
striking testimony to the esteem in
whichf the fine young woman; was
held in her home neighborhood.
Village Mail Carrier
1 I otc/Iawa I?
m, viiuvi o Av^oigiiattun
Mr. Spencer Miller, popular postman
on the village delivery service
recently tendered his resignation to
the postal authorities on account of
Impaired health and pressure of other
business, and Mr. Roy Hagaman,
the substitute carrier, has delivered
the mall since.
Mr. Miller has served the city as
letter carrier for the past seven years
and in closing the long period of satisfactory
service, expressed full appreciation
for the many courtesies
shown him by the patrons. He is now
devoting his full time to the management
of his trucking system, whicb
has terminals in Winston-Salem
Bristol, and Johnson City.
A Colorado University student
caught drinking! is forced to attend
Sunday School for three years. Yes
VOLUME XLVII, NUMBER 22
Agricultural Construction Program
Is Approved; Watauga
That Watauga County is to hive
j an agricultural building for county
agent use, and as a center for farm
| gatherings, appeared certain Wedncs]
day as Comptroller General MeCarl
! approved the expenditure of $800,000
i works progress money for an agri|
cultural construction program in [
j North Carolina
The farm administration rehabili- \
I tation division predicted this approv-;
j al would be extended ultimately to!
! similar projects in all southern
! states estimated to cost approxiniate!
ly six millions of .dollars. .
The North Carolina projects ill-.
! elude agricultural buildings in 60;
! counties, including Watauga, to cost:
The North Carolina program wasj
| sponsored by the extension divsion;
: of the State Agricultural College.
I County Agent Collins, of Watauga
! county, has been actively interested
' in getting a project of this kind
! through, and the building which hasj
I resulted will Drovide additional snare i
for his activities, which have been
multiplied by the agricultural adjustment
programs. It is also gathered
that the structure will provide space
for the homo demonstration agent,
i assistant county agent, as well as
for an assembly hall where farmers
of the county can hold their meetings
and exchange ideas. $7,821 has been
set aside for each indivdual building.
It is presumed that details leading
to the actual construction portion of
the program are soon to be completed.
County Teachers To
Meet Here Dec. 7th
The teachers of the county will
meet Saturday, December 7, at 2
o'clock in the auditorium of the
Demonstration School. The following
program will be rendered:
Silent Reading?Jane Eliason.
Demonstration I-esson?Ruth Mast.'
Modern Methods in Teaching Read-1
lng?Mary Lee Bingham.
Remedial Instruction in Reading?,
Mrs. Howard Edminston.
High School Department
How to Build and Care for a High !
School Library?Mrs. Claude Pyatte.
Teaching Pupils How to Study?
George L. Sawyer.
How to Create Interest in Parallel
Caldwell Man Named
To State Road Body
Governor Ehringhaus Tuesday
night announced the appointment of
E. F. Alien, of Lenoir, as a member
of the State Highway and Public
Works Commission to succeed Luther
P. Hodges of Spray, resigned.
Mr. Allen, who is chairman of the
i board of commissioners of Caldwell
county, will take office.- December 6,
at the next meeting of the commisi
sion, the Governor said.
."Mr. Allen has been prominent in
building and loan circles in the state,
i and was recently drafted to serve as
. chairman of the Caldwell commissioners,"
the chief executive said. "I
am delighted that he has ccn?entcd
1 to serve the state on the Highway
I and Public Works Commission. He
, will of course, resign as commissioner
Indenpnrlpnf \X/^l-Ur M?"?'
Asks for Day t
Pursuant to tradition President |
Roosevelt has designated today as a
day of national thanksgiving, and
sees a "closer fellowship of mutual
interest and common purpose," at the
same time calling upon America to
"bind the wounds of others, strive
against disoroer and aggresion, encourage
the lessening of distress
among people and advance peaceful
trade and fellowship "
The full text of the proclamation
"I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, presi- ]
dent of the United States of Ameri- i
ca, hereby designate Thursday, the j
twenty-eighth of Novemtwr, 1935, as ,
a day of national thanksgiving.
"In traversing a period of national
stress our country has been knit
together in closer fellowship of
mutual Interest and common purpose.
We can well be grateful that more
and more of our people understand
and seek the greater good of the
greater number. We can be grateful
that selfish purpose of prsonal gain,
at our neighbor's loss, less strongly
STROKE IS FATAL
TO DR. COTTRELL
Native of Watauga County Is
Buried At Elizabethton,
Dr. John L. Cottrell, 09 years old,,
native Wataugan but for many years j
a practicing physician and leading j
citizen of Elizabethton, Tenn., died at,
his homft Snndov fAllAwiuor i -
stroke of paralysis suffered 10 days j
Funeral services were conducted |
from the Elizabethton Baptist Church
Tuesday afternoon by the pastor, Rev.
Bowden, and interment wasr in tire
hew Memorial cemetery. Traffic was i
blocked by the large crowd attending
the obsequies and the floral offering
was one of the most profuse ever
seen in that city.
Mr. and Mrs. I). J. Cottrell, Mrs.
L. N. Perkins, R. W. Pulliam and R.
T. Greer were among the poeplefrom
Boone present for the services.
Surviving- is the widow and two
sons, John L.. Jr., and Joe Parks. D.
J. Cottrell of Boone, is a first cousin
Dr. Cottrell was born In Watauga
county, the son of the late Susan Cottrell,
and practiced medicine here 35
years ago. He had also practiced in
Mountain City before locating in Elizabethton
many years ago. His medical
career had covered a span of over
forty years and he became an eminent
practitioner. He was an active
member and deacon in the Baptist
Church, a Mason, and citizen of rare
worth to his community. He leaves
many friends in Wataura county.
Mr. E. R. Daniel, assistant county
agricultural agent, acting under the
Tennessee Valley Authority, has won
a promotion from the TV A and
ha3 been recalled to headquarters at
Knoxville. County Agent Collins,
however, states that he has information
that a new assistant will be
sent him by the first of the month.
spnper?Established in t
NTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THl
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asserts itself We ran be grateful
that peace at home is strengthened
by a growing willingness to common
counsel. We can be grateful that
our peace with other nations continues
through recognition of our peaceful
"But in appreciation of the blessings
that divine providence has bestowed
upon us in America, we shall
not rejoice as the Pharisee rejoiced.
War and strife stili live in the world.
Rather, must America by example
and in practice held to bind the
wounds of others, strive against disorder
and .aggresion, encourage the
fessenitlj^wf distress among people
5nd adviijcft- peaceful trade apd
"The future of many generations
of maiihind will be greatly guided by
ou<- acts in these present years. We
have a new trial.
"Let us then on the day appointed
offer our devotions and our humble
thanks to Almighty God and pray
that the people of America will be
guided by him in helping their fellawmen."
CHUTE JUMP ENDS
LIFE OF GIBBONS
Parachute Professional Killec
Friday: Was Well Known
In This City.
Tommy Gibbons, professional para
chute jumper and well-known ti
Boone people, where he had appearei
different times with a flying circus
was instantly killed at 5 o'clock Fri
day afternoon while making an ex
hibition jump at Roseboro. nea
Clinton. Information is that the par
achute failed to open until he wa
wiuiin a tew teet oi tne ground. Hi
was about 25 years old.
The body was returned to the homi
of deceased in the state of Cormecti
cut for intermenL.
Gibbons had been appearing in ex
hibition jumps from an airplane in th
vioinity of Clinton for several weeks
and had last appeared in Boone wit
pilot John Crawford last June. O
two previous-, occasions he had spen
time in Boone, where he had a nurr
ber of friends. It is understood her
that he started his hazardous caree
at Roosevelt Field. New York, whe
a mere lad, and that Charles Levini
of trans-Atlantic fame, became synr
pathetic and secured for him a jo
about the hangars. Since that tim
he had constantly followed activitie
connected with aviation and for th
past several years had won a Hveli
hood by floating from the clouds un
der the silk umbrella, as the clima
to barnstorming airplane exhibtion:
Mrs. Frank Critcher has an appl
of the Wolf River variety whic
weighs one and three-<juarter pound
and v.-hich measures 15 inches in cii
cumfcrence. The overgrown specime
came from a tree at the Critcht
home In Boone.
BIDS FOR JANITOR WORK
Bids will be received by Postman
ter W. G. Hartzogr up until Saturda
evening, November 30, for services s
Janitor at the Boone postoffice. Pn
pocals are to bo submitted in tl
amount per month wanted by the a]
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he Y ear Eighteen Eighty-Ei
JRSDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 193ft
At press time a coroner's jury ;
had just, completed an investiga- j
tion of the mysterious death of El- j
lis 31oo0y, prominent citizen of '
Sherwood, and found that he had \ j
come to his death by a gunshot !
wound inflicted by his own hand. j
7dr. Moody was found in his chair j
at home Wednesday afternoon, with j
the wound in his head, and while <
no note was lett it is believed that
, worry over a laud deal precipitated
the firing of the fatal shot. ]
More complete details concerning
the tragedy cannot be made
available for this issue.
ICKES URGES ALL
ON PARK HIGHWAY
Secretary Interior Says December
15 Deadline For WPA
MOKE SPEED IN GETTING <
Bids Received on Two Additional j
Stretches in North Carolina; By <
Dec. 15, 15 Miles to Deep Gup \
To Be Contracted.
Secretary of the Interior Jckes 1
stated Friday that the December 15lh 1
deadline for getting PWA projects \
under contract applied to the six mil- j
lion dollars recently reallocated for j
the parkway connecting the Great
Smoky Mountains and Shenandoah :
, National Parks. '
If this order stands it means that
r there will have to be more speed <
t shown on getting construction un- 1
[ der contract than has been displayed '
to date. 'According to figures furnish- '
. ed by the national park service con- '
. tracts involving approximately $365,- 1
, 000 have been let. 1
Bids have been received on two ad- \
i ditlonal stretches in North Carolina 3
j and the national park service has 1
r been waiting to award the contract '
, poiithng- arrival of deals. These in- 3
volved $387,169 and $364,010.
Deeds In Washington
The deeds are understood to have
arrived in Washington today and
these contracts should be let within
the next day or two.
1 By December 15 the park service
i expects to have awarded the contract
iui vuiKJbi ubuuii i.'i 10 ntnes ui parK[
way between Horse Gap and Deep
Gap. The cost of this is to be around
$500,000. If the Cherokee Indian
tribe accepts the latest right-of-way
proposal by Secretary of Interior
- Tckes, one having been made within
5 the last few days the park service
3 will be in position to award contracts j
' on 6.3 miles of parkway out of Soco
- gap by December 15, it was cxplain
ed. This construction is expected to!
cost around $150,000.
Secretary Ickes" announcement to5
day that whatever amount of the $G,
000,000 parkway allocation is not under
contract by December is to be
: (Continued on Page 8)
i DEAL IS CLOSED
t Grocery Establishment Bought
'* By South Carolinian. Two
1 Located Here.
n Agreement for the sale of the Car"
olina chain of retail grocery cstablishments
was ruiado in Catawba
county superior court last week, and
e R. E. Ebert of Columbia, S. C., will
3 be the new owner, the consideration
e involving a cash sum of $110,000.
The transaction will not be completed
until about December 1, pending comx
pletion of an audit of the enterprise
' which has been operated for several
years a.f a receivership by R. M.
e Information is .that the purchase
h price will pay all indebtedness, all
[31 lusu} fii:u nnxivcf a ciuuges, hiiu
-. leaves a net balance to the holders
n of preferred stock of about 20 per
The Carolina chain is comprised of
33 stores and two warehouses and
employs 100 people. Two of the establishments
are located in Boone,
5- and information is that there will be
,y no change in operating personnel or
is in general policy.
)- The new owner is operator of the
te Home Stores in CNarth and South
o-Carolina, and is said to have a wide.
spread and growing chain of stores.
$1.50 PER YEAR
rk on Laurel
; ma * 1111CI ,
jpide by State
BODY FIRST STEP
ON BIG PROJECT
Finished Twelve-Mile Road Expected
to Cost Four Hundred
INTERESTED IN PROJECT
Highway Will Connect Two States
And Be of Approved Type; Survey
and Federal Approval To
Fifteen thousand dollars in
state highway money has definitely
been apportioned to the
construction of the Laurel Creek
Highway it was learned Wednesday
morning from Commissionot.
d . C?: ? -
?- *- jlv. nuoo 01 i iui i who expressed
belief that it would be
possible to secure a survey, gain
approval from the Federal Bureau
of Roads, and begin actual
noving of dirt during the present
The highway official explained
that if and when the twelve
niie project is completed from
Sugar Grove to the Tennessee
ine, something like four hundred
thousand dollars will have
Deen expended in its construction.
Off-hand estimates have it
:hat on some sections of the
road, which it is understood will
pe a modern high-speed thoroughfare,
will cost in the neighoorhood
of $100,000 a mile.
Mr. aigmon explained that the
jriginal $50,000 allocation would he
lSed for grading exclusively and
expressed the belief that work would
likely begin at Sugar Grove. When
questioned as to the probable date at
.vhich actual construction might
start, the official said that following
.he apportionment, a survey was next
in order, a more or icss routine approval
was to be secured from the
United States Bureau of Public
roads, and that subsequently bids
rouhi be received for the actual construction
of the first portion of the
road. Understanding is tVmf tv?o
eral government is placing no money
on the construction but that approval
of the location is sought, on account
of the fact that the thoroughfare,
when completed, will likely be
adopted as a Federal route. Mr.
Sigmon thought it highly probable
that dirt could be moved on the grade
during the present winter.
Mr. Sigmund stated that he had
a deep interest in the construction of
the important thoroughfare and other
information is to the effect that
this interest is being shared in a
large way by Highway Chairman
Way-lick. Although it is manifestly
impossible for an official to state the
date when a project of this magnitude
may be completed, the Commissioner
did suggest that the expenditure
of fifty thousand dollars on a
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Payment of 10 Per Cent. November
30 Brings Total To 50
The Watauga County Bank has
received authorization from the State
Commissioner of Banks and the Federal
Deposit Insurance Corporation,
to pay to the preferred sockholders
another ten per cent, dividend on
their certifcates as of November 30.
together with accrued interest over
a six months period. Next Saturday
checks in the aggregate of $21,800
will be ready for delivery to these
shareholders in the old bank, and officials
urge depositors to sr^uent
their certifcates when applying- for
checks, otherwise the money can't be
The new payment brings to an
even 50 per cent, the amount paid to
the preferred security-holders, since
the reorganization of the local finanj
cial institution, and this record of
liquidating the obligations of the old
bank has proven particularly pleasing
to those interested.
The reorganized bank is described
as moving along in normal fashion,
increased deposits are being made
and the outlook is believed to be a
i bright one.
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