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Burley Opening Edition
VOLUME VOL— NO. 21
BOONS. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CASOUN.
Christmas Shopping Gui
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Watauga District Scout
Meeting Well Attended
One of the Urgent crowds in j
several, yean attended the annual
Watauga District Scout (upper
Monday night in Fellowship Hall
of The Boone Methodist Church.
A covered dish was carried by
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$15 Per Word
Only a few years ago, a previously
unpublished Dicken's manuscript,
"The Life of Our Lord,"
was presented to the world.
This simple, moving narrative
had been written by Dickens 100
years earlier for the exclusive enjoyment
of his children and because
he felt such deep veneration
and reverence for the life and lessons
of our Saviour, Dickens had
left instructions that this particular
manuscript never be commercialized.
It was never made public
until the year 1933, after the death
of Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, the
author's youngest child.
Purchased by the London Daily
Mail for the staggering amount of
$210,000—or, >15 per word, the
manuscript became a literary
event of the first magnitude, destined
to be read and cherished forever
wherever thoughtful parents,
like Dickens, want their children
to know something about the history
of Jesus Christ.
For, according to Dickens:
"Everybody ought to know about
Him. No one ever lived who was
so good, so kind, so gentle, and so
sorry for peAple who did wrong or
were in any way ill and miserable,
as He was.
"And as He is now in Heaven,
where we all hope to go, and all
meet each other after we are dead,
and there be happy always together,
you can never think what a
good place Heaven is, without
knowing who He was and what He
You are buying a Christmas
present for yourself, your family
and your neighbors when you buy
Christmas Seals. Use them on your
holiday mail and packages.
thf adults M)d a film on routing
was ihown altar the supper.
The district chairman, W. C.
Richardson, and the district commissioner,
Bill Bingham. were reelected
to their porta for another
Chairman tUchardson announced
the appointment of B. W. Stalling*
as chairman of the camping activities,
and the Rev. E. H. Lowman
as chairman of the O. and E.
committee. Dr. Reynolds ia chairman
of the advancement committee.
The chairman announced
he would appoint other committees
Present to bring greetings from
the Old Hickory Council office
in Winston-Salem was Roacoc Stevens,
Scout executive, who explained
the necessity of parents and
the Scouts cooperating in the scouting
Hug Griffin, Field Scout executive,
was also present. His job includes
working with the scouting
program in Watauga county.
Chairman Richardson was greatly
encouraged by the large turnout
at the Monday supper, and believes
that scouting is in for a good
Carolyn and David Main, of New
Caatle, Indiana, have tlx living
grand and great grandfathers.
They are the children of Mr and
Mrs. Roy Main, formerly of Mabel.
Their grandfathers are: Raymond
Oliver of Mabel; Llnville
Main, Oxford, Pa.
Great grandfathers are: G. H.
Thomas and John Oliver of Mabel,
and great-great-grandfathers, Dan
Potter of Shouns, Tenn., and Matthew
Main of Shady Valley, Tenn.
Properly store your farm equipment
and engines during the off
ASC Leaders Formulate
1958 Farm Practices
Following a meeting in the court
houie Tuetdty of county and community
committeemen, the county
agent, the SCS technician and di*
irict go versing body, Ike FHA rep
retenutivei, the district and county
forester, the agricultural technical
committee met a*d formulated
practices for the IMS agricultural
Practices selected for the program
for the coming year are:
Establishment of permanent pasture
EftablUhment of » vegetative
cover In crop rotation
Tree planting on farmland for
purpoaei other than wind or water'
Permanent paature or hay improvement.
Open ditch drainage.
Tree planting to prevent wind
and water e rati on.
Winter cover crops.
A special conservation practice
hat bean requested and, If approved,
will be announced at a later
The signup period (or these practices
will be held in the AJSC office
in January. Full information
on these practices may be had at
the ASC office.
The atomic-powered submarine
Nautilus hu "scored another
Pint" by traveling 1,000 miles under
the Arctic* ice pack in five and
a half days, according ■ to Secretary
of the Navy Thomas S. Gates.
The Nautilus was on s cruise test
ing equipment and machinery and
gathering operational and scientific
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