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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF MARION AND McDOWELL COUNTY
MARION. N. C.. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1929
VOL- XXXIII—NO. 47
Plans Discussed For Cheese
Plant — Large Attendance
And Interesting Addresses.
Wednesday evening at eight o’
clock a “Business Men-Farmers”
banquet was held at the Casino at
Lake Tahoma. One hundred and fif
ty business men and farmers gather
ed together in one of the largest
events of its kind ever held in or
near Marion. The banquet was pre
pared and served by the ladies of the
Through the united efforts of W.
L. ,Smarr, McDowell County Agent,
the Kiwanis Club, and the Chamber
of Commerce the banquet was made
possible for the purpose of interest
ing the people of McDowell county in
a cheese factory, condensery, cream-
«ry, or some kind of dairy product
The principal address was that g:iv-
en by Dr. Carl C. Taylor, Dean of
the graduate School of Agriculture
of State College, Raleigh, N. C. He
used “The Value of Organization”
as the topic for his discussion. Other
speakers of the ev'sning were F. R.
Farnham, Dairy Extension Specialist
who discussed the present dairy work
and its possibilities, and W. W. Shay,
who showed how swine are valuable
as a by-product. Mr. Shay is in
charge of Swine Extension Work.
The blessing was invoked by Rev.
W. O. Goode, pastor of the First
Methodist Church, and the guests be
gan to enjoy the banquet which was
spread before them. County Agent
Smarr acted as toastmaster for the
occasion. Shortly after the banquet
was under way Rev. McKoy Franklin
of Crossnore furnished special enter
tainment by giving imitations of the
noises about the barnyard and forest
As an introduction to the real pur
pose of the banquet Mr. Smarr dis
cussed county conditions, the rela
tion of business men and farmers,
and outlined a prospective program
to be used in securing some kind of a
manufacturing plant to take care of
dairy products. He introduced W. W.
Shay as the first speaker of the even
In a very interesting way Mr. Shay
discussed the value of swine to our
farms. In his estimation two things
are necessary to successful hog
growing: First, methods must be
studied very carefully, and secondly,
farms growing hogs must be able to
produce at least thirty bushels of
tor dairy, product establishments be
cause the people have not shown
enough interest. At the present time
there are 14 milk condenseries in the
South. In order to stimulate a mar
ket for our products, Mr. Farnham
said, we must have more cows. We
cannot buy them for we do not have
the mouey; even if we do have the
money it is no easy matter to find
good cows, so in McDowell county we
must use only, registered sires of
merit, grow our heifers into dairy
cows, and provide good pastures and
home grown dairy feeds.- For our
pastures we should have enough
grass and clovers for a cow to get a
plenty to' eat within two hours. In
conclusion Mr. Farnham said: “With
in the next ten years more conden
series will be located ' in the South
than in any other section of the Uni
Dr. Carl Taylor, as final speaker,
delivered the principal address. For
over an hour he very forcefully spoke
to an interested audience, stating the
importance of right organization by
saying, “We must not organize sim
ply for the sake of organization, for
such affairs fail, but we must organ
ize in order to accomplish what we
*want to do.”
In reviewing agriculture Dr. Tay
lor said: “No occupation is so impor
tant as farming; no enterprise has so
many expert workers, yet no work
lags farther behind.”
Too small amount of the money
made by the farmers is kept on the
farm, and the fact that farmers are
too highly custom-bound were among
the weaknesses of farmers pointed
out by Dr. Taylor. As a remedy he
offered organization which would
promote things vital to farmers and
which would bring into their lives
plea.sures that are now absent. By
having a set of farpi leaders in each
community ' who would co-operate
with the CouVity Agricultural Agent,
city and county should be blended
After the speakers had finished
their addresses a number of business
men and farmers made short talks
and expressed their opinion of the
importance of and their willin^ess
to “join hands” and work together
in a movement to stimulate the pro
duction of more and better cows,
more and better pastures and feeds,
and of furnishing the best market
possible for the dairy products. It
was the sense of the meeting that, a
committee should be appointed to
take steps in this direction. A tem
porary committee composed of
Messrs. T. W. Wilson and C. F.
James, Marion, W. M. Wilson, Mari
on R-2; R. H. Cowan, Dysartsville,
and J. M. Haney, Nealsville, was ap
pointed. This committee will meet at
an early d&te to formulate plans to
Rev. W. A. Jenkins to Preach
geant Wednesday Night.
TEXT BOOKS FOR
High School Committee Adopts
Text-Books^For Use During
The Next Five Years.
The closing exercises of the Mari
on High School will begin Sunday
evening when the commencement
sermon will be preached at the high
school auditorium at 8 o’clock. It
will take the form of a union service
of the churches, and the commence
ment se^moji will be delivered by the
Rev. W. A. Jenkins, president of Da
venport College, Lenoir.
The program for Sunday evening
will be as follows:
Processional, Ancient of Days.
Prayer, Rev. J. C. Story.
Chorus, Send Out Thy Light.
Violin Solo, Miss Betty Wilson.
Scripture reading. Rev. P. D.
Chorus, Whispering Hope.
Hymn, Day is Dying in the West.
Introduction of Speaker, Rev. W.
Sermon, Rev. W. A. Jenkins, presi
dent of Davenport College.
Senior Song, Graduating Class.
Benediction, Rev. .J. S.- Lockaby.
Response by chorus.
On Wednesday evening the annual
commencement exercises will be held
at 8 o’clock when a pageant, “The
World Outside,” will be presented by
the Senior class of 1929. Twenty-
eight graduates will receive the di
plomas of the school. Sixteen of these
graduates are girls and twelve are
The program for Monday evening
Act 1, Campus. Act 2, Land of
Yesterday. Act 3, Land of Tomorrow
Cast of characters
Class Mascot, Sarah Jane Miller.
All SenioBa^ and Jimior gicls.
Father Time—^Fred Snipes.
Spirit of Learning—Inez Cooper.
Fairy Queen—^Virginia Gilkeey.
Fairies—Anna Neal Pless, May-
belle Smith, Patsy Kirby, Louise Pat-
corn per acre. He stressed proper
feeding and pointed out that adjust- j carry out the purpose of the meeting
ment to price variations were very j as stated above,
important. The loss of growing hogs
for the market is very slight, deaths
from cholera being the principal
source, but which may be easily pre
vented by vaccination. If hogs are
properly managed and fed the corn
consumed by the animals should
yield a five fold profit, he said. •
As second speaker on the program
the Dairy Specialist, F. R. Farnham,
discussed the value of live stock to
farms with special reference to the
TIME IS EXTENDED FOR
The American Legion has learned
that several World War veterans in
this state have neglected applying
for their Adjusted Compensation
Certificates. These veterans will in
cur serious financial loss if they do
not apply before the closing date of
January 2, 1930. Should the veteran.
larms the who has failed to apply, die, his de
dairy cow. He stated that in 1909 the loss
total value of live stock in McDowell
county was only $33,000, but that in
1924 the total valuation had reached
the $300,000 mark.
However, the result of a milk sur^
vey made during the past few months
by County Agent Smarr in co-opera-
tion with the Kraft Phoenix Cheese
Company indicted between 3,000
and 4,000 pounds, or 400 to 450 gal
lons. of milk per day available at
this time from 201 cows pledged by
141 farmers. In order to receive con
sideration for a prospective location
of a milk plant in McDowell county
it will be necessary to increase the
volume of milk available about three
times, Mr. Farnham said; also, he
further showed that by the addition
of an average of four more cows per
farm in McDowell county an income
for the sale of butter-fat of over
$500.00 per year could be realized.
This should be the goal of McDowell
The 1925 Census report indicated
that there were 1776 dairy cows in
McDowell county on the^i558 farms
or an average of slightily over one
per farm. Therefore the first im-1
pendents will suffer substantial loss
in the amount of the Adjusted Certi
ficate should they make application.
This law became effective May 19,
1924, and the measure provided for
adjustment in pay for veterans of
the World War o£ $1 for ea^ day of
home service and $1.25 for each day
of overseas service between the
dates of April 5, 1917, and July 1,
1919. No credit was allowed for six
ty days of service or less and if the
sum was less than $50 it was paid to
the veteran immediately in cash.
The Legion learned that many
veeterans had failed to take advan
tage of this Federal bonus when the
closing day for filing under the orig
inal act had arrived. For the benefit
of the tardy ones,, the Legion obtain
ed an amendment to the World War
Adjusted Compensation Act effective
Dkember 31, 1927, which extended
the time in which veterans might ap
ply to January 2, 1930. The closing
date for application is again ap
proaching and it seems improbable
that the time limit will be extended
beyond January 2, 1930.
Application blanks, assistance in
In compliance with the state law
which requires that high school text
books be adopted every five years,
McDowell County High School Com
mittee, composed of N. F. Steppe,
County Superintendent; C. W. E.
Pittman, superintendent of Marioti
Schools; A. V. Nolan, principal Old
Fort School; W. B. Harrill, principal
Glenwood High School and N. L. | .
Wessinger, principal the Nebo High]
School, met several days ago and se-|
lected the books to be used for the'
next five-year peri^. Under the
present law, all high schools in the
county are required to use the same
books. This makes it possible for pu
pils to go from one high school to an
other without having to buy new
textbooks. The adoption of the coun-
Book IV; Greenlaw-Miles.
French: The Phonetic Chardenal
History; History of the United
States; Beard &, Beard.
Physics: Elements of Physics; Mil-
likan and Gale.
Baker: 20th Century Bookkeeping
and Accounting, Revised, Complete
Lessenberry: 20th Century Touch
Typewriting, Complete, Parts 1 and 2
Gregg: Gregg Shorthand Manual,
Revised. Gregg; Speed Studies.
Walters: Fundamentals of Sales
Rowse and Fish: Fundamentals of
Cole: Elements of Commercial
Hotchkiss and Drew: Business
SoRelle and Gregg: Secretarial
MARION HIGH CLOSES
• DeHaas: Business Organization
Essentials of Business Arithmetic;
Miner, Elwell, Touton.
Foods and Home Making; Greer.
A Girl’s Problems in Home Eco
nomics; Trilling and Williars.
^ ^ ' Sons’ Book: The Golden Book of
ty text books was on the same basis „ o tr n
, . u 1 Favorite Songs; Hall,
as the adoption of elementary books
in the state.
The committee made as few chan
ges as possible. The books had to be
selected from a multiple list submit
ted by the State Textbook Commis
sion. Books that were already in use
and giving satisfaction were retained
In some instances a revision of a
book classed as a new book but even
where the revised books have been
adopted, in some cases, the old adop
tion can be used.
The text books selected by the
committee for the coming five-year
period,in the high schools of McDow
ell county are as follows:
English: New Practical English
For High Schools (First Course);
Lewis & Hosic.
Grammar: Studies in Grammar;
Jiist a few days ago the Marion
High School closed one of the most
successful athletic seasons in its his
tory. The curtain came down with
Marion doing battle with Forest
City, last year’s State Champions, at
Forest City. The contest resulted in
a 3-1 victory for Marion High.
During the season our local boys
met strong combinations like Forest
City, Canton, Newton and Black
Mountain. Of the total number of
scheduled games only two were lost
those by close margins to Black
Mountain and Newton.
The offense waS built around Arro-
wood and Murray, both veterans of
last year. They were hard fighters
and the pep of the team. As the s^-
Spelling: High School Word Book;! son closed Murray was hitting well
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Prominent McDow^l Citizen
Died Here Sunday — Last
Rites Tuesday Afternoon.
ton, Virginia Mae McCall, Helen Ray, nold.
Sandwick & Bacon.
Dictionary: Webster’s Secondary
Literature: Literature and Life,
Book I; Greenlaw-Miles.
Latin: Latin For Today; Gray and
Jenkins. New Latin Grammar; Ben
Algebra: First Book in Algebra
(Enlarged Edition); Durell and Ar-
Dorothy Pittman,' Anna Belle Lond-
ner, Carolyn Bowers, Mary Sue
Greene, Katherine Ledbetter, a^d
Mary (Gwendolyn Shiflet.
Sophomore Demons— Karl Jonas,
Bill Morris, Edward McMillan, Atlee
Vilson, Jack Greene, Wilbert Smith,
Clifton Beck, Melvin Ellis, George
Scarboro, James Cranford, Ben Ep-
ley and Jairies Latham.
MISS THELMA ELLIOTT
WEDS MR. E. C. R0BBIN;5
cow per -J the far- filling them out, and full information
the Adjusted Co.pensV
their present number of cows at least
McDowell county, and possibly
Marion, has lost probable^ locations
tion Act may he obtained from the
nearest Legion post or from the Re
gional Office, United States Veterans
Bureau, Charlotte, N%. Gi
Arithmetic: The Stone Arithmetic,
Eighth Year; Benj. J. H. Sanborn
over six hundred, while Arrowood
closely followed for second honors.
Rabb and Ouzts were bright lights in
the infield, with Williams and Conley
roaming the outer garden to perfec
tion. The entir^ squad, with one or
two exceptions, proved to be, reliable
in every instance.
In summing up the laurels of the
past season reference must be made
to Marion’s -grid outfit. Fans of Mari
on will long remember such contests
as the Hendersonville-Marion foot
ball game, resulting in a 7-0 victory;
William McCall, 82 years old, well
known citizen of McDowell county
and father of Dr. A. C. McCall, of
Asheville, died at the Marion hospital
here Sunday night, following injuries
sustained a week ago when he fell
and broke his hip.
A resident of the North Cove sec
tion, Mr. McCall, one of the county’s
leading farmers, had spent his entire
life within a half mile of the place
where he was born. He was married,
to Miss Katherine Conley, of the
North Cove section. She died aboufc-
25 years ago. Mr. McCall had been a
semi-invalid for the past five years.
Mr. McCall was a consistent mem
ber of the Presbyterian church and
was held in high esteem by a wide
circle of friends.
The deceased is survived by sevea
sons, W. C., R. E., George S. and
Clifton R.,*of Marion; J. H. McCall,
of Murphy; Chas. A., of North Cove,
and Dr. A. C. McCall, of Asheville-
Also surviving are one daughter,
Mrs. E. H. Morris, of Portland, Ore
gon, and a brother, Samuel McCall,
of Swannanoa. An eighth son, the
late Clarence M. McCall, was the
postmaster at Biltmore at the time of
his death, about five years ago.
The funeral services were held on
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at
the First Presbyterian church here
with Rev. J. C. Story officiating, as
sisted by Rev. P. D. Mangum, Rev.
W. O. Goode and Rev. T. L. Klutz.
Interment was made in Oak Grove
The seven sons of the deceased,
were active pallbearers, with the fol
lowing as honorary pallbearers: Dr.
B. L. Ashwonth, Dr. G. S. Kirby, Dr.
J. F. Miller, J. L. Morgan, H. S.
Brown, C. F. Spencer, Joe McNeely,
C. S. Henline, S. H. Yancey, J. Clay
Conley, J. H. Tate, W. T. Morgan,
Joe G. Brown and G. C. Conley, Dr.
A. B. Greenwood and Clyde S. Reid,
Science: Elements of General Sci-; as interesting was the Marion-Forest
ence (With Experiments); Claywell City game which resulted in another
Civics: Textbook in Citizenship;
English: New Practical English
victory, this time 18-0. There were
nine scheduled games and of these
Marion chalked up iMne trophies,
winning the initial contest with
Swannanoa by a 76-0 count. At the
For High Schools (First Course); j beginning of the season Mayion’s
Lewis & Hosic. i prospects were not so bright, for the
Spelling; High School Word Book; j coaches had pnly a few letter men
Sandwick & Bacon. | around which to build, -^nrhat resulted
Dictionary: Webster’s Secondary i to be, a winning combination. Mari
School Dictionary. on was shown recognition by the
Literature: Literature and Life,; Asheville Times in their pick of an
Book II; Greenlaw-Miles. j All Star Team in Western North
Latin: Latin For Today (Second i Carolina. Kanipe, plucky guard, was
Year); Gray & Jenkins. New Latin given first place, with Bowditch, cen-
Algebra: Second Book in Algebra;
Durell and Arnold. (Complete Book
I and II may be had).
Biology: New Civic Biology; Hun
History: History of Europe (Our
Own Times) ; Robinson & Beard,
English: Written and Spoken Eng
lish (Revised Edition); Clippinger.
Spelling: High School Word Book
(Briefer Course); Sandwick & Ba
Dictionary: Webster’s Secondary
Literature: Literature and Life,
Book III; Greenlaw-Miles.
History: History of Europe (An
cient and Medieval); Robinson and
'Geometry: New Plane Geometry;
Durell & Arnold.
Geography: Elementary Physical
Geography; Davis. Modern Business
French: The Phonetic Chardenal
ROBINSON OF MARION
KILLED BY FELLED TREE
ter; Howard and Rabb, backs, receiv
ing second mention.
Every now and then some school
can and does push itself to the fore
front in athletics, but wiybn some
particular school does that and re
mains there, by hard^and fair, fight
ing, that school deserves the consid
eration and second thought of athlet
ic fans. Just that has happened at
our local high school, and it has hap
pened since Coach “Joby” Hawn be
came head of the athletic department
Too much praise can hardly be given
Coach Hawn. Perhaps the greatest
secret of his success lies in his ability
to grain and hold the confidence of
every member of his teams. Mentor
Hawn’s methods of coaching em
brace,. not only the essentials of ath
letics, but fair play and good sports
manship as well. During the football
season Hawn was aided materially by
the work of Hugh Beam, . who had
charge of the line which many backs
found to be a stone wall.
Struck by a falling tree, William
Robinson, 55 years old, resident of
Marion, was instantly killed about 2
o’clock Friday afternoon in the Buck
Creek gap section where he and his
two sons, Carl and l^a^l Robinson,
were chopping trees for'' acid wood.
One tree had been cut and had
lodged in another. While Mr. Robin
son was cutting the second tree, the
first became dislodged , and struck
him. He died as his sons stood by,
powerless to aid him.
Mr. Robinson came to Marion from
Yancey county about three years
ago and resided near the State High
way garage on No. 10 highway.
Surviving are his widow, the twa
sons, Earl and Carl, and one daugh
ter, Miss Pearl Robinson.
The funeral services were held at
Clear Creek church Sunday after
noon at 2:30 o’clock and interment
made at Clear Creek cemetery.
A marriage which will be of inter
est to the many friends of the con
tracting parties was that of Miss
Thelma lElliott, of Marion, and Mr.
E. C. Robbins, of Pineola. The wed-_
ding, which was a quiet home one,
at the home of the'bride’s aunt, Mrs.
Dora Nichols, on Morgan street, was
solemnized at 10 o’clock Saturday
morning. May 25th, in the presence
of a few close friends and relatives.
Rev. E. F. Camp, pastor of the Pres
byterian Church, of Newland, N. C.,
performed the ceremony, using the
impressive ring ceremoiiy of that
The home was tastefully decorated
with a quantity of roses 'and peonies.
The bride was lovely in a beautiful
gown of white georgette and silk
lace; carrying a corsage of white
sweet peas and fern.
Mrs. Robbins is the eldest daugh
ter of Mri and Mrs. Luther Elliott of
West Marion. She has a large num
ber of relatives and friends in this
section of the state who will be in
terested in hfer marriage. She recent
ly graduated as a nurse. She is a bru
nette and possesses a personality
which wins for her many lasting
Mr. Robbins is a well known nur
seryman and is the owner of the
Gardens of the Blue Ridge. He has
made his home in Avery county for a
number of years and is well and fa
vorably known throughout this sec
Immediately following the cere
mony Mr. and Mrs. Robbins left for . , i*. # 4-u rm. i r i- .
a short motor trip. After July 1st School Dictionary. I that much good will result from the, ^e average length of a lions hU
they will be at home at Pineola, N. C.' Literature: Literature and Lifie,.i meeting. lis 40 years.
The revival meeting which has
English; Written and Spoken Eng-i been^inprogresk at the First Baptist
lish (Revised Edition); Clippinger. I Church here for the past ten days.
Spelling; High School Word Book: conducted by Rev. J. L: Vipperman there
(Briefer Course);^ Sandwick & Ba- of Spari^nburg, S. C., came to
con. ‘ close Wednesday night. The services attendance is desired.
Dictionary: Webster’s Secondary I were well attended and it is believed
FUNERAL FOR MRS. S. L- '
DOBBINS AT PROVIDEI^CE.
Funeral services for Mrs. S. L-»
Dobbins of Marion were conducted,
by Rev. T. A. Smith at Providence
Church Sunday afternoon at 12:30
o’clock and' interment made in the
Mrs. Dobbins died last Friday at
Stuart Circle Hospital in Richmond,
Va., following a lingering illness. Sh&
was a member of Providence Church,
having joined the church in early
girlhood. Evidence of her wide
friendship was shown in the many
floral tributes and large attendance
at the funeral.
Mrs. Dobbins was 68 years of age
and in addition to her husband
survived by two sons and several
P. O. S. OF A. MEETING
An interesting meeting of Wash
ington Camp No. 40, P. O. S. of A.,
was held last Monday night. Officers
were nominated and one candidate
initiated. On next Monday night
will be initiation work, re
freshments will be served and a full