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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C„ THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 28
Greenlee School Closing Exercises
—Mr. Creel Succeds Mr.
Hargrave at Nebo.
The Greenlee school held its
closing exercises Friday night,
March 3. The exercises consist
ing of plays, songs and panto
mimes were very creditably given.
The “Old Time School,” a humor
ous play, typical of “Ye olden
times,” when puoils and patrons
alike carried their courtships, their
family troubles and neighborhood
feuds to school, when “Faintheart
ne’er won lady fair” was the most
striking number on the orogram.
“Among the Breakers,” the play
given by the high school pupils,
was also very good, the costumes
being very spectacular and adapted
to the parts.
The teachers, Mr. A. T. Led
better, Misses Patton and Burgin,
worked under difficulties in pre
paring the program, but the final
accomplishment of it and their
successful year’s work is compen
sation for the efforts made.
The East Marion School is plan
ning for an entertainment Friday
night, March 17. The program
will consist of songs, drills, plays
anil pantomimes. There will be
small admission fees of five and
ten cents, the proceeds to go to
wards «quipaieQt4or 4^36 xioakiag
class, which is the first rural school
in the county to have and carry
out a definitely planned course for
the girls. Miss McKoy and the
teachers report the girls as being
thoroughly interested in learning
how to make the everyday foods
palatable. It is hoped that many
will come and patronize the enter
tainment, for the cause is a needed
and worthy one.
Court completed work on the
civil docket Thursday evening and
In the case of W. E. Hollifield
vs Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany, the jury returned a verdict
in favor of the plaintiff for $5,000.
Other cases were disposed of as
follows: Alex McKinney vs Jonas
Rader, judgment for defendant.
Hennessee vs Lonon, judgment
against plaintiff for cost. W. C.
Hutchins vs Southern Railway, 15
;, judgment against plaintiff
Judgment for non-suit was en
tered in the following cases: W. N.
C. L. Co. vs Mattie Williams, et al;
W. N. C. L. Co. vs Geo. Johnson,
W. N, C. L. Co. vs George Annis
et al, G. M. Annis vs W. A. Fin
ley, et als; Nora Hoppis vs Frank
Hoppis, Robert Winkler vs S. C.
McNeely, Jeff Curtis vs Robert
Winkler, Simple A. C. Co. vs
Morphew & McMahan, Mary Ar-
rowood vs John C. La wing, Avery
vs Gilkey, Clowers vs Crowell &
Epley, H. A. Westerman vs R. W.
Buchanan, W. M.^Cooper vs Mag
gie Cooper, Carrie Wiltmore vs
Frank Wiltmore, Dupont Powder
Co. vs R. L. McCurry, James C.
Coleman vs W. E. Walker, Mark
Chapman vs Minor Chapman, A.
Blanton Grocery Co., vs J. D.
Elliott, et al; Eddie Dennie vs
Lillie Denny, Jennie Ripply vs
Fitzhugh Ripply, Greenlee & Bow
man vs Gilkey-Banner Co., et al;
Geo. E. Williams vs Ruth Wil
liams, F. H. Poston vs Mary Pos
ton, Stamey & Stamey vs H. & B.
Co., Sarah Robertson vs Lewis
Mr. L. L. Hargrave having re
signed as principal of Nebo High
School, Mr. E. K, Creel, a native
of Cumberland County and
Trinity College graduate, takes hi»
place. Mr. Creel has taught for
several years at Rutherford College
and comes to us highly recom
mended. We look for efficiency
and co-operation on his part, and
feel that the work can go on with
the least possible interruption.
Mr. Creel will be ready to take
his share of the normal work for
teachers which begins at Nebo
next Monday, the 13th.
Who Gets the Grafanola?
The Booster Club contest at the
Bargain House closes next Thurs
day evening. As the end draws
near considerable interest is being
manifested in the contest by con
testants and their friends. At
present Mrs. T. W. Watkins and
Miss Hessie Owensby are in the
lead for the first prize and a spirit
ed contest is promised during the
week. To further stimulate in
terest in the contest, arrangements
have been made to allow contest
ants 5,000 votes for every dollar
paid on subscription to The Ma
rion Progress. Contestants will
find it an easy matter to get votes
by soliciting new or renewal sub
scriptions among their friends.
Just eight days left, so get busy.
Greatest Marine Disaster Known
to Modern Times.
Paris, March 3.—It was an
nounced at the French ministry of
marine today that there were near
ly four thousand men on board the
French auxiliary cruiser Provence
when she was sunk in the Mediter
ranean on February 26.
It was stated that on board the
Provence were the staff of the
Third Colonial infantry regiment,
the Third battalion, the Second
company of the First battalion, the
Second machine gun company and
one extra company, in all nearly
four thousand men.
As the ministry of marine on
February 29 announced that the
number of survivors of the Pro
vence disaster as estimated at eight
hundred and seventy, it is estimat
ed by the foregoing dispatch that
upwards of 3,130 lives were lost.
The loss of more than 3,000 lives
in the sinking of the French
iliary cruiser Provence is the great
est ocean disaster of modern times.
Up to the present the largest num
ber of lives ever lost in one wreck
was when the White Star liner
Titanic struck an iceberg off the
New Foundland banks on April
14, 1912, and sank with a death
loss of 1,595. The rescued mum-
The Misses Davis will announce
soon about their Soring opening.
Watch for their ad.
SOCIAL AFFAIRS OF WEEK
Camp Fire Girls Entertained—
Birthday Party—U. D. C. and
Twentieth Century Club.
The Cullakeena Camp Fire was
entertained last Saturday night by
Mrs. J. E. Neal for her daughter.
Miss Sara Margaret Neal. The
regular business meetinf^ was fol
lowed by a ceremonial meeting, of
which the candle lighting ceremony
was a part, Sara Margaret Neal
lighting the Candle of Work. Bes
sie Tate the Candle of Health, and
Mary Douglas Gay the Candle of
Love. After this the mystic circle
sang the “Wohelo”. There was
one of the Camp Fire circle to re
ceive the degree of Woodgatherer,
Nelle McCurry, who came with
the guardian to the center of the
circle and, in the glow of the fire
and the soft light of the candles,
gave her Indian name and symbol,
took her vows and repeated the
Woodgatherer’s desire, and with
appropriate ceremony was awarded
the Woodgatherer’s ring by the
Work being over, then came the
fun of trailing up the stairway the
difficult road of the two Indian
lovers, who found answers to their
perplexities at last at the head of
the staircase oo the cards conceal
ed in the boughs of a pine tree,
the national symbol of the Camp
J'jjre. Tben came the. gaessing
contest, the answers to the riddles
being the names of trees. Tongues
waged in explanation and inquiry
and brows wrinkled in thought for
a while, then the prize—a Camp
Fire book—for the girl guessing
the highest number of answers was
given to Miss Margie White, who
guessed all. The booby prize, the
wise little god of love, went to
Miss Edna Tate.
Dainty refreshments, ambrosia,
cake and peanuts, were then serv
ed by the little hostess and her
mother. It being Miss Neal’s
birthday, to her surprise, she was
at this time presented by her Camp
Fire sisters with a gold bar pin
with her Indian name, Cullowhee,
(white lily) engraved upon it.
Thanking Mrs. Neal and Sara
Margaret for a happy evening the
girls departed, for Camp Fire girls
limit their night meetings to ten
o’clock. The next social monthly
meeting will be with Misses Bessie
and Edna Tate.
The Twentieth Century Club met
with Mra. J. W. Winborne Friday
afterno^. Roll call was respond
ed to With many interesting cur
rent events. Mrs. J. W. Pless
read a very interesting paper on
the life of Stanley, the noted mis
sionary hero. Mrs. L. D. Thomp
son read a beautiful description of
the great Sahara desert. Mrs.
John Decker’s paper described
many points of interest in Egypt.
At the conclusion of the program
the hostess served a delicious salad
course. The next meeting will be
with Mrs. W. W. Neal.
‘awfully good time.”
The ^cal chapter U. D. C. met
with Mrs. A. E. Neal on Tuesday
afternoon. The program was a
most interesting one, consisting of
several readings — “Confederate
Woman’s Home in North Carolina”
by Mrs. A. E. Neal, “Who Burn
ed Columbia?” by Mrs. B. G.
Carr, “The Birth of a Nation,”
two comments, one by Mrs. J. W.
Winborne and one by Mrs. J. W.
Pless; “The Devotion of a Slave”
by Miss Rena Neal. Dainty re
freshments were served by the
hostess. The next meeting will
be with Mrs. Minnie Blanton on
Community Meeting at Fairview.
The community meeting Friday
at.Fairview school was a very suc
cessful one, the success being mani
fest by the attendance of fathers,
mothers, and young folks as well.
The exercises by the school was
enjoyed by all present, reflecting
credit on their teacher. Miss Rosa
Houk. The behavior of the child
ren of this school speaks well for
the community, parents and teach
er. The cake walk was very in
teresting to all and the candy roll
brought much merriment to both
old and young. The potato race
by eight girls and boys was looked
upon with much laughter, George
Dobson and Lola Bledsoe winning
in the race. The foot races also
were interesting, with Herbert
Randolph as winner.
After the exercises were over,
refreshments were served by Miss
es Rosa Houk, Callie Anderson,
Jeasie Dobson and Georgia Dob-
i. After spending a very pleas
ant and profitable afternoon all de
parted, anxious for another com
Newton Baker is Selected as War
Washington, March 6.—Newton
D. Baker, former mayor of Cleve
land, O., has been selected by
President Wilson for secretary of
war, to succeed Mr. Garrison, who
resigned some time ago.
Edwin Pless entertained at a
birthday party Tuesday afternoon
from 4 to 6 o’clock. His guests
were the Boy Scouts. After many
rollicking games were played the
boys were ushered into the dining
room which was decorated for the
occasion. Suspended from the
chandelier were two eagles signify
ing the Eagle Patrol. In the cen
ter of the table was a miniature
lake with boats on the surface, A
small tent with flying pennant, on
which was written the guest’s
name marked each place. Instead
of the usual table cloth the plates
were placed on a strip of green
crepe paper (the shade of grass)
ruffled on the edge. The birthday
cake with its thirteen candles oc
cupied one end of the table. Cherry
ice cream and cakes were served
this haopy crowd and as the time
for departure came, the “good
byes” came from the lips of boys
who showed that they had had an
STATE NEWS OFTHEWEEK
Items Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
Frank C. Talbert, a deputy
sheriff of Rowan, has been appoint
ed a deputy under Revenue Agent
Vanderford at Greensboro.
W. J. Bryan and Senator Gore
of Oklahoma have been invited to
address the meeting of the North
Carolina Peace Society in Durham
The Tenth district Republican
congressional convention will meet
in Asheville March 25 at 2 o’clock
to nominate a candidate for con
gress, and name two delegates to
the national convention.
The estate of the late Geo. W.
Vanderbilt has paid to the State
$45,520.96 inheritance taxes. Of
this sum, which is the largest that
has ever been paid in North Caro
lina, Buncombe county will receive
$1,365.87 as her share.
The power of States to impose
taxes on coupons redeemable in
premiums is upheld by the Supreme
Court of the United States. The
effect is to declare the legality of
premiums given by merchants,
amounting to $125,000,000 annual
ly. These can be taxed by States.
A charter has been granted the
Shelby Northern Railway Com
pany, the much-talked-of line that
is to run up through Cleveland
county from Shelby, by way of
Fallston, Beam's Mill, and Bel-
wood to Casar. The road will be
21 miles long.
John Mills, a orominent citizen
of Rutherfordton, died Friday
morning at 7 o’clock, after a de
cline of several months. He was
a member of one of Rutherford
county’s old Revolutionary fami
lies; president of the bank and a
leader in the financial, religious
and social world of the town and
county. He was grand master of
exchequer of the grand lodge of
Pythians of the state.
Death of Miss Yount.
Miss Louise M. Yount, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Yount,
who reside four miles south of
Marion, died Sunday morning,
February 27, of pneumonia. Miss
Yount was 46 years of age and be
sides her parents is survived by
one sister and one brother. She
was a consistent member of the
Baptist church, having joined the
church at the age of 15. She will
be greatly missed in the home by
her aged parents and 9ther rela
Interment was made at Chapel
Hill Baptist church. Rev. Fletcher
Simmons conducted the funeral
Thomas McGuire, Sergeant U. S
Army, reports the temperature and
rainrall at Marion station for the week
Maximmn, - - 65 degrees
Minimnrnj - - 21 degrees
Bain, ... 0.61 inches
Snnsiiine per cent - .71
Snow, a trace.
Captain Gudger Dead.
Asheville Times, 4tli.
A telegram to relatives in Ashe
ville brought the information this
morning that Captain J. M. Gud
ger, sr., died suddenly at theMor-
ganton state hospital at an early
hour today. Captain Gudger was
in his 80th year and had been in
failing health for six or seven
years. About six months ago be
grew worse and was taken to the
hospital for treatment.
The deceased is survived by two
sons, W. R. Gudger, and J. E.
Gudger of this city; one daughter,
Mrs. Frances Brown, also of Ashe
ville, two brothers, John Gudger
of Bakersville and W. G. Gudger
of Marshall; one sister, Mrs. J. M.
Ingle of Asheville, and several
Mr. Gudger was recognized as
one of the ablest members of the
Asheville bar and was at one time
solicitor of the western district of
this state. He was widely known
in the state as a lawyer and a citi
Contestants in the Booster Store
contest may secure 5,000 votes for
every dollar paid on subscription
to*The Progress. Get busy. Ask
your friends for votes on renewal
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