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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF MARION AND McDOWELL COUNTY
MARfON. N. C., THURSDAY. MAY 16, 1929.
VOL. XXXIII—NO. 45
J. S. GOODE NEW
F. R. RICHARDSON ELECTED
HEAD OF MARION SCHOOLS
Mr. F. R. Richardson, superintend-
I ent of the Spencer Schools for the
I past four years, was elected superin-
I tendent of the Marlon Schools at a
Succeeds L. E. Browder—L. J. i; recent meeting of the board of trus-
P. Cutlar Named President |*tees, to succeed Mr. C. W. E. Pitt-
' iwan, Mr. Richardson is a graduate
—Other Officers Chosen. i^f o^ke University, Class 1915, and
j is a school man of wide experience.
! He was principal of the Mocksville
Schools for five years where he was
very successful, giving up the Mocks-
L. J. P. Cutlar was picked as the
new head of the Marion Chamber of
Commerce, and J. S. Goode was elec
ted as secretary to succeed L. Earl
Browder, recently resigned, at a
meeting held Thursday night.
, Mr. Goode is the son of the Rev.
W. 0. Goode, pastor of the First
ville principalship to take charge of
the Spencer Schools where he has
I served for the past four years. He is
regarded as one of the best school
men in the state and comes to Marion
with the very highest recommenda-
MEETS IN MARION
State Meeting Will Be Held
With the Local Camp Here
Next Tuesday, Wednesday.
BEE SPECIALIST GIVES
Commencement Begins Thurs-
j Mr. C. L. Sams, Extension special-j
ist in Bee Work, State College, Ral- ^
I eigh, N. C., assisted County Agent j
.-! Smarr in conducting a meeting and;
■ I demonstration in the care and man-
MARION PLANS TO
HOLD AIR QRCUS
day Night—Graduating Ex- "“"J* '
\ , Hollifield near Marion on Thursday
ercises Monday Evening.
Methodtet Church here, and is well
known in Marion. He comes to his
new duties highly recommended.
Mr. Browder has held the post for
over two years, and his secretaryship
has been marked by the successful
mittee receitly to discuss and plan
the work for the city schools for the
coming year. He has visited the
schools and is now making a close
. , study of the situation and the needs
development of many civic projects, | ^^^ools. As yet, he has made
officials have declared. He goes t0[„„ announcement of his poli-
Birmingham, Ala., where he has ac-i^j^.^ ^ut the school board feels that
cepted a position with Hoggson
Bros., architectural and building
Other officers chosen at the meet
ing were: C. F. James, vice-president
and C. A. Workman, treasurer. Mr.
Workman was elected for his fourth
successive term in this office.
The directors are H. D. Bishop, J.
Q. Gilkey, J. W. Winborne; R. W.
Proctor. E. H. Dysart, L. J. P. Cutlar
J. M. Tate, E. A. GBeaman and C. F
James. Mr. Dysart is the retiring
president who has held that position
during the past year.
they have secured the proper man to
take up the work and that the high
standard of the Marion Schools is
not only going to be maintained but
Mr. Pittman is giving up the work
after having rendered four years of
faithful service to the school, to en
ter a broader field of endeavor. He
came to Marion well recommended
and has been untiring in his efforts
to build up the school. He is one of
the best equipped men. in the state
being a graduate of the State Uni
versity and having received his mas
The Chamber of Commerce mem- j tgr's degree from Columbia. He has
bership drive last week was success-1 ggrved as superintendent of schools
fully carried out, a large enrollment 1 ^ number of years and has made
having been secured. The drive will j ^ very fine record. The committee-
be continued that others may have, j„en of the Marion Schools and the
an opportunity to join.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM
GIVEN HERE LAST FRIDAY
people of the town wish Mr. Pittman
success and happiness in his new line
In the matter of teachers, The
Progress is informed that the entire
teaching corps has been re-elected.
MARION MAN TO MARRY
FLORIDA YOUNG LADY
Memorial Day was appropriately
observed here last Friday by the Mc
Dowell chapter U. D. C., veterans
and friends. The exercises were held
in the court house at 11 o’clock, op
ening with a solig by the Daughters | interest in two states will be
and followed with invocation by Rev ! following announcement appear-
W. O. Goode, pastor of the irs i ^ recent issue of the Times
Methodist Church. The memorial ser- ^nion of Jacksonville, Fla.;
vice was conducted by Rev. J. C. Sto- ] George Pierce Long announc-
ry, pastor of the First Presbyterian I ^ engagement of her daughter.
The annual State convention of
the Patriotic Order Sons of America
will be held with Washington Camp
No. 40 in Mariton on Tuepday and
Wednesday, May 21 and 22. From
150 to 200 delegates are expected to
be in attendance. Headquarters will
be made at the Marianna Hotel.
On Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock
a band concert will be given on the
court house lawn, after which the
convention will be called to order in
the court house at 2 o’clock, when
the following program will be given:
Invocation, by Rev. W. O. Goode.
Address of Welcome, by Mayor H.
Response, State President Hugh
Song, Star Spangled Banner.
Benediction, Rev. P. D. Mangum.
At 2:30 the State camp session will
A reception and dinner will be
given at Lake Tahoma at six o’clock
Tuesday evening, preceded by a band
At 7:30 a band concert will be
given at the high school auditorium
followed by an open meeting at 8 o’
clock at which time addresses will be
made by state and national officers of
the P. O. S. of A. and an address by
Hon. Robert R. Reynolds of Ashe
A motor trip to lake James will be
given the delegates on Wednesday
morning at 8 o’clock, and a state
camp session will convene at 10 a. m.
to complete the business of the con
j The officers of the State camp are
H. H. Koontz, of Lexington, past
State president; Hugh G. Mitchell,of
I Statesville, State president; C. B.
Hoover, of Cooleemee, vice-presi-
dent; Fred O. Sink, of Lexington,
secretary; J. C. Kesler, of Salisbury,
treasurer; J. T. Graham, of Cleve
land, master of forms; and Rev.
Thos. F. Trott, of Statesville, chap
The commencement exercises of
Pleasant Gardens School will begin
Thursday evening. May 16, at 8 o’
clock, with a dramatization of local
history by the seventh grade.
On Saturday evening. May 18, at 8
Event Slated for Next Satur
day and Sunday at Francis
Marion Field—2 Big Days*
The “air circus” to be given at the
Francis Marion Field her^ Saturday
j of the bee keepers were unfamiliar. attend, and two big days of
One question in which many of the | thrills galore are assured,
bee keepers were interested was. Features of the two days piogram
“How can I keep my bees from j are very interesting and include par-
the memorial service,
i Lillian Laura, to Mr. William Wea
ver Neal, Jr., of Marion, North Car-
of the past week. The meeting was
attended by fifteen interested bee
keepers from various sections of the
county. It seemed as if each and ev
ery person attenjiing the meeting!
and demonstration came to find outj^”*^ Sunday, May 18 and 19, ^romis-
some particular thing about bees. | es to be one of the greatest shows
Many questions were asked which , ever attempted in the State. The air-
Mr. Sams answered, and in making I Port is being prepared and put m
o’clock, the junior class will present ^is answers he told much about the | fii*st class condition to take care of
four-act play, “The Road to the | j^^ture and habits of bees that many i the large numbers which are expec-
City.” ... ’
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock the
baccalaureate sermon will be preach
ed by Rev. P. L. Elliott, vice-presi
dent of Mars Hill College, and head
of the English department there.
Special music will be provided for
the occasion under the direction of
Mrs. T. A. Wilson of Marion. The
program will include a solo by Mrs.
T. A. Wilson; Offertory by Miss Bet
ty Wilson, and Anthem by the high
The graduation exercises will be
held Monday evening following at 8
o’clock when Rev. W. O. Goode of
Marion will deliver the literary ad
dress. The graduating class is com
posed of the following boys and girls
Bruce Gibbs, Mary Rabb, Clyde Mc
Daniels, Georgia Willis, Thelma
Quinn, David Burnett, Clark McCoy,
Cumile Biddix, Edith Lambe, Beat
rice Ledbetter, Ruby Hennessee,
Louise Patton, and Vernon Ellis.
The following program will
Chorus—The Gypsy Trail — High
Address, president of class, Bruce
Class History—Ruby Hennessee.
Address—Rev. W. O. Goode.
Presentation of Diplomas.
swarming?” Many reported two or
three swarms of bees from the same
hive during this season. Mr. Sams
said: “You can prevent the bees
from swarming themselves to death
by putting the hive of new bees, the
swarm, on the hive stand from which
the bees came, moving the old hive to
the new stand.” A very simple rem
edy, but one when practiced would
mean more honey for the farmer.
Mr. Sams explained just what hap
pened in the old hive, as well as in
the new hive, when handled the way
he recommends as well as when leav
ing the old stand alone and putting
the new swarm on a new stand. Mr.
Sams also stated that very often
swarming could be be prevented by
putting i* new queens at the begin-
achute jumpers, airplane races and
other features. A large number of
entries have already been made and
the airport committee of the Marion
Chamber of Commerce will spare no
expense or time in making this the
most complete air circus ever staged
in the state.
Thrilling stunts will be performed
by “Daredevil” Burns, sensational
flier and trickster, who will suspend
himself in an inner tube from the
landing gear of an airplane and pick
up a handkerchief from the ground
while in that , position. He will also
perform on the wings of the airplane
in his thrilling stunts.
JOHN W. HALL DIES AT
HOME AT EAST MARION
ning of the honey flow, this practice ^ tt „ j- j i.
•>« stopping the laying of eggs for a “r. John W. Hall died at h.s home
few days; then with a new queen, East Marion on Tuesday evening,
the bees were not so anxious to ;M«y’‘''. His passing was sudden,
swarm. Mr. Sams said that it was »“'““S'*' unexpected as he had
REVIVAL NEXT WEEK AT
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
the chapter president, Mrs. Eugene nuptials to be solemnized!
Cross, in a most fitting manner intro
duced Mrs. E. L. McKee, State pres
ident, whose address was the out
standing feature of the occasion.
At the conclusion of the exercises
Dr. J. L. Vipperman, pastor of
I at the Holy Trinity Episcopal church Southside Baptist Church of Spar
at seven o’clock on June the fourth, | tanburg, S. C., will begin a
DISTRICT MEETING OF
Gainesville, Florida. j meeting at the First Baptist Church j ‘he local chaptM.
Miss Long, who is socially promin- j here next Monday, May 20th. The
ent throughout Florida, is the only j series of services will begin Monday
Delegates to the fifth district of
the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Dio
cese of Western North Carolina met
in quarterly convention at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Marion last just as good as the full sheet. We
Thursday. They were welcomed in a, will just open one of these hives and
r^val hrief address by Mrs. L. J. P. Cutlar, 11 will show you what is taking place
great mistake to think that it did not |
pay to put in full sheets of founda-i
been in declining health for several
weeks. Mr. Hall had been a resident
tion in the brood chamber—that in jMarion for about twenty
using the strips that the bees would j He was a “f the Ba^
Itist Church and a regular attendant
frame of drones in a hive. He told j “P®"
how much honey it would take to I „ ,.0 . .
feed such a bunch of drones, while if!. 68 yea.^ of age and
the full sheets of foundation were ^ “f/'®
used, that the foundation for worker! follows: Mrs. Maggie
cells had already been made, and Crazier of Gaffney S. C.; Mrs.
that the bees would go' ahead andl®'“' Mrs. Ger-
“draw out the cells for worker bees”,
Gladys Hall, Lawrence and Charlie
though always putting in enough for
as many drones as would be needed.
“As to full sheets of foundation,”
in the supers he said, “it is also a
great mistake to think that a strip is
at the court house a hot dinner was i ^j^ughter of Mrs. George Pierce | evening at 8 and continue through-
served the veterans at the Methodist
Church hut, after which wreaths
and flowers were placed on the
graves of Confederate soldiers bur
ied in the cemetery here.
Only nine of the thirty or more
veterans in the county were able to
attend the exercises, these being L.
A. Williams, D. L. Welborn, A. L.
Beach, S. M. Collis, J. C. Hensley, C.
C. Bradley, J. M. Godfrey, James
Morris and John M. Houck.
Long and the late George Pierce out the week with Dr. Vipperman
Long. She will be given in marriage preaching each night.
by Dr. D. R. Bryson of Bryson City, Dr. Vipperman is a great Bible
GEORGE BAfLEY KILLS
SELF MONDAY EVENING
George Bailey, 33 years old, an
employe of the Clinchfield railway,
took his own life here Monday night
about 7 o’clock by firing a bullet
from a .38 calibre pistol into his
heart, the coroner found Monday
night, after an investigation of the
young man’s death.
A number of persons heard the
shot fired and shoctly afterward the
body was found beside the road near
the Clinchfield mill village. In his
hand, Bailey held the weapon.
While no definite motive was as
signed, it was believed here that the
man became deranged as a result of
brooding over his troubles. Bailey
was married about eight months ago,
but it is understood he had recently
been separated from his wife, who
lives in Hickory.
Mr. Bailey w^s * aative *f Nelx*,
McDowell county, but recently had
been employed as a switch engineer
on the railroad yards at Spartanburg.
He had been in Marion for several
days visiting relatives. He has sever
al brothers and sisters who live here.
The funeral services were conduc
ted from the Methodist Church at
Nebo Tuesday afternoon.
N. C. The wedding ceremony will be
performed by the Rev. William S.
Stoney, rector of Holy Trinity.
Mrs. Joseph Dalton, of Tampa,
formerly Miss Dorothy McClamroch
of Gainesville, will attend Miss Long
as matron of honor. Her bridesmaids
will be Miss Elizabeth Broome of
Jacksonville, Miss Selina Wilson of
Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Jackson-j
ville, and Miss Sue Johns of New I
York city, formerly of Tampa.
Mr. Neal will be attended by his
brother, Grayson Neal, of Marion, N.
C., as best man. His groomsmen
will be Neal Morris, Jack Justice,
Robert Proctor, of Marion, N. C.
Ushering'will be Noyes and George
Long, brothers of the bride-elect,
Hayford Enwall also of Gainesville,
Walter G. Troxler of Ocala.
One of the most beautiful of the
younger smart set Miss Long is so
cially prominent not only in Florida
but in North Carolina where she has
frequently visited. She was gradu
ated from the State College for
Women at Tallahassee where she was
a member of the Chi Omega frater
Mr. Neal is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Weaver Neal of Marion date.
N. C. He attended Duke University
where he was a member of the Sigma
Chi fraternity. Mr. Neal is engaged
in the textile business in Marion
where he and his bride will reside.
student and a forceful speaker.
Great throngs always attend the
services wherever he conducts re
The pastor, Rev. P. D. Mangum, is
looking forward to a great revival
and extends a cordial • invitation to
everybody to attend the services.
PRISONERS MAKE GET-AWAY
Frank Duncan, Tom Oates, Jess
Haivey, and Riley Hensley, prisoners
in the ^cDowell County jail,,charged
with larceny, made a successful get
away last Sunday night. From latest
reports, none of the prisoners have
The prisoners in some way manag
ed to interfere with the lock upon a
visit of the jailer. Thinking that he
had securely closed all doors behind
him, the jailer went ahead about his
affairs. The lock having been inter
fered with, the prisoners were able
to prize the door open and make
their escape from the window of the |
jail by means of blankets fastened
The sheriff and his deputies are
on the lookout for these men and
hope to apprehend them at an early
(Opens a hive and takes out a frame
I Communion services were held at | from the super.) You see here that
the Church at 11 a. m., followed by a we have a frame that has had the
business session presided over by j full sheet of foundation. The bees
Mrs. R. T. Claywell of Morganton. 1 are working ‘all over’ the entire sur-
The Rev. L. A. Jahn, Rector of [face, and we see that the cells are
Grace Church, Morganton, delivered | partially filled with nectar as the
an able and instructive address. j cells are built up. The nectar is
At 1 o’clock luncheon was served ] some 87 per cent water, while honey
those attending in the Methodist j is only about 17 per cent water. If
“hut”, for the use of which the ladies! the cells would be completed, then
of St. John’s are very grateful to the | filled with nectar, it would spoil be-
jiiembers of the Methodist Church. ! cause the bees could not evaporate
After lunch, the Rev. Mr. Kent, at | the water. Thus the full sheets fur-
one time Arch Deacon of Alaska and! nish a working base for a larger
now in charge of the church school at j number of beeife and allow the cells
Valle Crucis, delivered an interesting j to be filled over a larger area as the
address on Alaska and the work of; cells are built.”
the church there; Miss Burt spoke of i Mr. Sams also said: “Much honey
the children at Appalachian School | is lost by not providing the bees with
at Penland; and Miss Martha Justice, j plenty of ^oom. Every hive should
now residing at Bat Cave, read the fi- have two or more supers. When one
nancial report. ; super is nearly ready to ‘cap’ an emp-
The meeting was attended by | ty super should be put under the ‘al-
about thirty delegates from different j most full’ super. Very often they will
towns in the district, among those | fill the two supers in the same time
present being Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson ■ that they will complete one super.”
and Mrs. Moore of Gastonia; Mrs. j
Hall, of Marion. He is also survived
by twelve grand children; one sister.
Miss Nancy Hall, of Clinchfield, and
two brothers, Mike and Kelly Hall.
The funeral service was held oa
Thursday afternoon at the East Mar
ion Baptist Church by Rev. A. A.
Walker, assisted by Rev. D. J. Hunt
and Rev. J. N. Wise. Interment was-
made at Oak Grove cemetery.
LOCAL HISTORY PROGRAM
AT PLEASANT GARDENS
On Thursday evening at eight o’
clock the grammar grade pupils of
the Pleasant Gardens School wilt
present a unique dramatic entertain
ment, featuring history of the coun
ty and community.
The purpose of presenting it is to
perpetuate the memory of worthy
sons and daughters of McDowell
county and to stimulate interest ia
The scenes are based on facts vivi
fied by imagination. The stage set
ting is being designed and painted
by the pupils.
The first scene is evening in the
cabin of Hunting John McDowell,
who was the first settler in what i»
now McDowell county. Robert Logan,
will be seen teaching the first school
ever taught in the community, and
one of the first in the county. Samuel
Andrew Kistler, Mrs. Charles Kist-| MOORE AND FINLEY „ • ^ ^
ler, Mrs. R. T. Claywell, Mrs. J. Mac- : EXCHANGE COURTS I Carson, a native^ son of the
Naughton, Mrs. Leslie, and Rev and
Mrs. L. A. Jalin of Morganton; Mrs.
^ community, who, one hundred years
Judge Walter E. Moore and Judge | ^SO, was the most influential citizen
Harris'and Miss «olmeS of Asheville; i T. B. Finley have exchanged courts western North Carolina, will not
Miss Burt of Appalachian School of i during the first two weeks of June, be neglected.
^ 1 1 _ niT-._i.i-- T l: I ;+ 1ITOC TTrirlov Pinlpv In another
Penland; and Miss Martha Justice of jit was learned Friday. Judge Finley
Bat Cave. I court in Forsyth county for
Mrs. Charles Kistler was elected
The Builders Supply Company has
broken ground for the erection of a
warehouse and lumber shed on South
Garden street, near the present loca
^ tion of the plant. The building will
Beautiful BILLIE DOVE in -THE'be a >ne-story
NIGHT WATCH”, a Sound picture, | feet. Work will
at Oasis Theatre next Monday and I building ^h^e^d
pleted within sixty days.
A huge snapping turtle captured
by John M. McGalliard near the Gray
place on Lake James was . exhibited
on the streets here Monday and at-,. j i. -j a
tracted considerable attention. The >"8 ■" b"* ,*^"''.7
Saturday. He reports a splendid busi-
BRYSON SALE BIG SUCCESS
Mr. Fred L. Bryson, of the Bryson
Store, announces the big anniversary
sale starting last Friday has been a
wonderful success, large crowds be-
two weeks beginning June 3. Judge
Moore will hold court in Henderson
scene, parents of the
children who take part in the pro
gram will be seen and heard.
And finally, a prediction that our
county for one week beginning June community and county will always
3, and in McDowell county for one P»ce with the leading communi-
week beginning June 10. Both judges j the state.
are on the superior court bench. The pupils hope that those interes-
I ted in the history of the county will
A. H. Chapman, appraiser for the i be present. There is no charge for
turtle weighed twenty pounds.
On Friday at Oasis Theatre, an en
tertaining comedy-drama, “PREP
AND PEP”, with two Vitaphone
acts. News Reel, and a comedy.
Prices 10c and 25c.
G. W. Bradley, of Old Fort, was a
visitor here Tuesday.
a glimpse of Pleasant
ness and is well pleased with the
patronage he has received during the I seeking long time farm loans
sale. Mr. Bryson has been engaged low rate of interest,
in the mercantile business here fori
ten years and has built up a large pa-.
Federal Farm Loan Bank of Colum-1 admission,
bia, S. G., was in McDowell County} There i
during the past week appraising! Gardena, 1929.
some farms for applicants who are
at a POULTRY SHIPMENTS
McDowell county poultry raisers
On Friday at Oasis Theatre, an en-' shipped 2,608 pounds of poultry
tronage. It is his custom to hold an tertaining comedy-drama, “PREP from Marion last week, bringing
anniversary sale each year. The sale i AND PEP”, with two
will continue with special values be- acts. News Reel, and
ing offered for Friday and Saturday. Prices 10c and 25c.
Vitaphone $681.02. Fifty people participated in
comedy. | the shipment. Another car will be
1 loaded here next Wednesday.