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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF MARION AND McDOWELL COUNTY
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY. JUNE 20. 192?
VOL. XXXIII—NO. 50
SECOND WEEK OF
METHODIST MEET TO BE
HELD IN FOREST CITY
Forest City, June 12.—The Mar
ion District Conference of the Meth
odist Episcopal Church, South, will
be held at Pleasant Grove Methodist
Joe Davis Sentenced to Ten i Church, West £lnd, Forest City, on
Years in State Prison—Mis-1Wednesday, July 9th
and 10th. This is the first time in a
trial in Williams Case.
number of years that the district
conference has been held in Ruther
ford county. Presiding Elder E. O.
Cole, of Marion, will preside.
Several hundred delegates and
laymen, representing churches in
Rutherford, McDowell, Polk, Eurke
and Yancey counties will be present
for the two days conference. Twen
ty-eight charges will be represented
as follows: Bostic, Broad River,
Burke, Burnsville, Cliffside-Avon-
dale, Cross Mills, Forest City, Gilkey,
Glen Alpine, Henrietta - Caroleen,
Marion, Marion Mills, Marion Circuit
McDowell, Micaville, Mill Springs
Morganton, North Morganton, Oak
Forest, Morganton Circuit, Old Fort
Old Fort Circuit, Pleasant Grove,
Rutherfordton, Rutherford College,
Spindale - Alexander, Spruce Pine,
and Table Rock.
The Marion District is one of the
districts composing the Western
North Carolina Conference, and
with a membership, last year, of 10,-
631 members, is one of the strongest
districts in western North Carolina.
(The following are delegates from
the First Church of Marion: S. L.
Copeland, W. F. Wood, John M.
Tate, J. W. Ouzts, Mrs. T. W. Wil
son, and Mrs. J. W, Ouzts. Alter
nates: Mrs. L. B. Coone, C. F. James,
i B. H. Laughridge, and Mrs. B. H.
The second week of McDowell Su
perior Court opened Monday with
Judge T. B. Finley, of North Wilkes-
boro, presiding and work was resum
ed on the criminal docket.
The most important ckse tried
last week was that of State vs. G. D.
Williams for assault with a deadly
weapon. Williams was charged with
shooting and wounding J. H. Cooper,
of Hickory, at the Williams home
last November. The jury, failing to
reach an agreement after a long de
liberation, was withdrawn and a new
Joe Davis, colored, charged with
shooting his wife, Inez Davis, to
death last winter on the street in
Marion, plead guilty to second de
gree murder and was sentenced to
ten years in the state prison at Ral
Other cases disposed of during the
past week are as follows:
Thurm McGee, larceny, sentenced
to eight months on roads.
Joe Wiseman, larceny, sentenced
to twelve months on roads.
Sam Venoy and Bob Venoy, a. d.
w., each fined $5.00 and cost.
John Corpening, assault, senten-
|ced to eighteen months on roads.
Rosa O’Dear, possessing whiskey, j Laughridge.)
judgment suspended on payment of j
cost. * I MISS TINA ELLIOTT
Fate O’Dear, driving car drunk, AND W. R. ANDERS WED
judgment suspended on payment of
$100.00 and cost.
N. A. Parker, transporting, fined
$50.00 and cost.
E. M. Ball, transporting, fined
$25.00 and cbst.
George Smith, possessing whiskey,
sentenced to twelve months on roads
Walter Walker, possessing whis
key, fined $15.00 and cost. '
Gold Ledbetter, larceny, senten
ced to six months on roads.
Pinkney Lewis, disorderly house,
sentenced to six months on roads.
Alvin Harris and May Singleton,
F. & A.; Harris sentenced to twelve
months on roads. May Singleton
sentenced to six months in jail.
Will Whitaker, manufacturing,
sentenced to nine months on roads.
Charles Holland, manufacturing,
sentenced to eighteen months on the
Lee Medford, possessing and trans
porting whiskey, sentenced to eigh
teen months on roads.
Con Minish, driving car drunk,
fined $50.00 and cost.
W. L. Kimsey, possessing and
transporting whiskey, sentenced to
twelve months on roads.
Bob Hutchins, possessing and
transporting whiskey, sentenced to
six months on roads.
John gtillwell, manslaughter, sen
tenced to not less than two nor more
than four years in State Prison.
R. L. Silvers Named President
of Washington Camp at
Meeting Held Monday Night
At a regular meeting of Washing
ton Camp No. 40, P. O. S. of A., offi
cers for the ensuing six months were
elected as follows: R. J. Ellis, past
president; R. L. Silvers, president;
W. C. Burgin, vice-president; M. M.
Craig, master of forms; I. H. McCall,
recording secretary; J. C. Leonard,
financial secretary; J. S. Poole,
treasurer; E. S. Chrisawn, conduc
tor; G. F. Morris, inner guard; T. G.
Wall, outer guard; C. Y. Banning,
assistant recording secretary; L. D.
Wilkerson, right sentinel; C. C. Mc
Call, left sentinel; J. C. Owensby,
There were forty-four members
present at the meeting. M. M. Clark
was given the degree work and in
structed in secret work of the order.
Lemonade was served during the
evening, and the meeting was much
enjoyed by all present.
Past President Roy J. Ellis an
nounces that on next Friday night
at 7:30 o’clock a meeting will be
held in the hall at which time R. L.
Bussell, state organizer, will be pres
ent to form an auxiliary, which is a
branch order of the P. O. S. of A.
This will be an open meeting to the
public, and all interested in the or
ganization of the auxiliary are urged
to attend the meeting.
FARMERS PLAN TO
SELL MORE CREAM
Discuss Plans For Marketing
ford Principal Speaker.
I some 50 miles covering practically
j every township in the county to see
I how much cream was available. If
not enough cream was available at
this time to make the operation of
the truck profitable, it was thought j
that a fund might be raised to “do-i
nate” to the-expenses for the period ! McDowell
W. J. Shu- year. It was stated that this |
had been done in other counties andj
that the production was increased to j
the extent of establishing a creamery
in the county. Surveys will also be
made in communities not covered by
this proposed route, that the cream
from these communities may be col
lected and delivered to points con
venient to the proposed cream route.
Mr. Shuford brought out the point
that we would have to work with the
conditions just as they exist on the
farm; if they are not ideal, we would
have to make the best of them while
working for the ideal.
The next meeting will be held at
the court house Monday, July 1st, at
MOTHERS’ AID FUND
Gets $73.80 For
Prisoners’ Families And
$278.22 For Mothers Aid.
SINGING CONVENTION AT
EAST MARION JULY 14TH
The following clipping from Sun
day’s issue of the Asheville Times
will be of interest to relatives and
William R. Anders of Asheville
and Miss Tina Elliott of Marion were
married at 9 o’clock Saturday morn
ing in a quiet ceremony at the par
sonage of the First Methodist church
at 97 Ashland avenue.
The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. A. B. Culp in the presence
of a number of invited friends. The
bride wore an ensemble costume in
blue georgette, and carried pink ros
es. Wedding music was played soft
ly during the ceremony by Miss Hel
en Culp, daughter of the officiating
minister. Among those who witness
ed the ceremony were: Frank An
ders and Miss Millie Anders, son and
daughter of the bridegroom, Mrs.
Garland Williams, sister of the
bride; Miss Pearl Bomar, cousin of
the bride; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cash-
att and son, W. H. Cashatt, Jr., John
Fleming, D. C. Clark and others.
Mr. and Mrs. Anders left after
the ceremony for a short trip after
which they will be at home at 62
Crestmont avenue, West Asheville.
Mr. Anders is connected with the
Southern Dairies company. Mrs. An
ders was a trained nurse, and is well
known both in Asheville and Marion
Fifty farmers and business men
met in the court house on Monday
night with the committee which was
recently appointed to work out a
plan for .the solving of all problems
connected with the marketing of
dairy products of McDowell county,
T. W. Wilson, chairman, presiding,
with a majority of the members
Mr. Wilson stated that the pur
pose of the meeting was to get the
co-operation of the people in work
ing out a plan for the solving of all j j .3Q o’clock
the problems connected with the
marketing of dairy products through
out McDowell county. He stated
that he was very glad to see a fine
representation of business men as
well as farmers and their wives pres
ent since there' was such a close re
lationship between the industrial de
velopment of Marion, Old Fort, and
other towns of the county and the
development of the agricultural re
sources of the county; that by de
velopment of the agricultural and
the industrial interests of the county
we should enjoy a “pay roll” that
would mean much to the develop
ment of the county. Mr. Wilson said:
“1 cannot picture any type of farm
ing in McDowell county that will be
permanently successful that does not
include dairy cattle, grasses and clo
vers, poultry and some hogs. Much
of our land is not suited to cultivated
MISS MARY GREENLEE
AND MR. POLLARD WED
crops, but are well suited to grasses,
^r. Jesse G. Price, president of gjQygj.g^ pastures, and the grazing of
the county signing convention, an-, mountain sides,
nounces that a singing convention land, .rich coves, all of w^hich
will be held at East Marion on Sun-, y^^tered, are naturally adap-
FURNITURE BUYERS FLY
FROM CHICAGO TO MARION
C. A. Frank, Jack Blostein and
Mrs. Katherine Steele, of Chicago,
all representing the Hartman Com
pany, the largest furniture dealers
of the west, landed at Francis Mari
on Field here last Thursday morning
and spent the day in Marion, leaving
Friday. They were guests of F. O.
Huffman, president and general
manager of Drexel Furniture com
pany with plants at Marion, Mor
ganton and Drexel. The trip was
made by a travel air cabin ^lane.
The flight from Greensboro to Mar
ion was made in about one hour.
The visitors were favorably im
pressed with western North Carolina
and its beautiful mountain scenery.
They were buying furniture for the
early fall trade.
day, July 14. A number of choirs
throughout the county are expected
to participate in the singing, and a
large attendairce is expecTeiT In an
nouncing plans for the convention
Mr. Price says:
‘Since our annual county conven
tion does not meet this year until the
2nd Sunday in October, it has been
decided to hold a call-convention on^
the second Sunday in July, begin
ning at 1:30 p. m.
‘Through the courtesy of the Hol
iness church congregation of East
Marion, we have been offered the
use of their large tabernacle which is
rituated on the road between Clinch-
field and East Marion. This building
has a much larger seating capacity
than the county court house, and will
be more convenient.
“A cordial invitation is extended
to all nearby choirs and quartettes
that possibly can to be with us on
that day as we hope to have lots of
real good old-time singing.”
TO BE HERE MONDAY
ted to crops suited to dairying. With
the skim milk secured when selling
milk to a creamery,
is secured for growing hogs and for
feeding poultry, two valuable sour
ces of income on the farm
principal speaker of the afternoon,
W. J. Shuford, manager of the Ca
tawba Creamery at Hickory, stating
that Mr. Shuford had done a great
work in helping place Catawba coun
ty to a high J)lace in dairy work and
that he felt sure that his message
should be valuable in helping to get
McDowell County dairy work de
Mr. Shuford’s talk was well re
ceived. It was full of suggestions
and ideas that made the meeting
very interesting. He said that he had
always found that the man who kept
a few cows was always in better fin
ancial circumstances than the man
who did not keep cows, and that one
The following account of the mar
riage of Miss Mary Gordon Greenlee
to Mr. B. F. Pollard will be of inter
est to the many friends here of the
bride. Mrs. Pollard is the daughter of
the late Mrs. Ella F. Greenlee and
has lived all her life in Marion. For
the past few years she has been as
sociated in the work at Crossnore
School. Her fine qualities and win
ning personality have kept for her a
large circle of friends who will be
glad to welcome her back to Marion.
Mr. Pollard is from Richmond, Va.,
and holds a responsible position with
Church & Co.
North Wilkesboro, N. C., June 13.
—In a ceremony characterized by
simplicity and charm Miss Mary Gor
don Greenlee, of Marion, N. C., was
married to Mr. Bernard F. Pollard of
Richmond, Va., on Wednesday, June
12th, at high noon, in the Presbyteri
an Church. A background of ferns,
blue larkspur, and pink sweet peas
in silver baskets, made a lovely set-
County quotas of State Mothers'
Aid fund were announced last week
by Miss Lily E. Mitchell, director of
mothers’ aid for the state board of
charities and public welfare. The
state provides $47,500 as a fund for
subsidizing worthy mothers deprived
of their husband’s support in order
that they may support their children
in their own homes. This fund is di
vided on a per capita basis among
the counties which agree to match
their allotment from the state.
The quotas announced are for
each year of the biennium beginning
July 1,1929. If all of the amount al
lotted to a county is not spent in the
first year of the biennium, the re
mainder may be used during the sec
ond year. Any funds left over at the
end of that period are returned to
the state treasury. The money will
be available in monthly installments
beginning July 1.
The i929 legislature set asido
$10,000 of the $47,500 fund to be
usoc. exclusively to aid prisoners'
families Therefore two quotas aret
set aside this year, one for regular
mothers' aid work, the other for aid
ing nrisonersf families.
McDowell county gets only $73.80
for the aid of families of imprisoned
men, but is given $278.22 for the
regular mothers’ aid fund, making a
otal of $352.02.
MRS. LAURA ENGLISH
CLAIMED BY DEATH
Nealsville, June 18. — Mrs. Can
dace Lawing was agreeably surprised
last Sunday when friends and rela
tives gathered at her home in the
Rock Creek section and gave her a
birthday dinner in honor of her sev
enty-sixth anniversary. Five tables
were placed on the lawn which were
loaded with all kinds of good things
to eat. Over one hundred people
participated in the celebration which
was greatly enjoyed by all present.
It is hoped Mrs. Lawing will have
the privilege of enjoying many more
America’s pioneer locomotive, the
“Best Friend of Charleston”, togeth
er with its toy-like train, which has
been built by the Southern Railway
System, is now on a tour which will-
cover several of the Southern lines
in this state. The locomotive will be
exhibited in Marion next Monday.
It is scheduled to arrive here at 1 p.
m. and remain here until 2:30.
The schedule for Monday, June
24, will be as follows: Leave Connel
ly Springs at 7:30 a. m. arrive at
Valdese at 8:00 a. m.; Drexel, 8:45
m.; Morganton, 9:30 a. m.; Glen
Alpine, 11:00 a. m.; Bridgewater,
11:40 a. m.; Nebo, 12:15 p. m.; Ma
rion, 1:00 p. m.; Greenlee, 3:10 p.
ra.; Old Fort, 4.00 p. m. and re
main over nii^t.
The train consists of a service
car, forerunner of the modern en
gine tender, and two coaches which
look like omnibuses on flanged
TO HOLD REUNION
There will be a reunion of the
Lawing family at Bethel Church on
the third Sunday in July. Everybody
invited to attend and bring well filled
baskets. Special music is being
“JASPER”, wonderfully trained
dog, who does anything he is told to
do, will be in a special act at Oasis
Theatre on Thursday, today.
Mrs. Laura English, widow of W.
J. English, died suddenly Wednes
day morning at 7:00 o’clock at her
home at Ashford. Her death was due
to heart trouble... Mrs. English had
been in declining health for several
months, but her condition was not
considered serious. She was 78 years
of age and is survived by two daugh
ters, Mrs. H. H. Brown, of Ashford;
Mrs. E. R. Stair, of Watauga Valley,
Tenn., and one son, E. E. English, of
Ashford. She is also survived by nine
grandchildren. The funeral services
will be conducted by the Rev. T. G-
Smith at the residence Thursday at
3:00 p. m.
MARION STUDENT GIVEN
valuable feed for the briday party.
A beautiful musical program was
rendered as follows: “At Dawning”
sung by Miss Lucy Finley, “My
TTT-i i.1. • t. A A Heart, My Life, My Soul” sung by
Wilson then mtroduced the 1 , ' ^ 1 j f.
Mrs. Gordon Fmley, and “Because
£ung by Miss Mary Thomas of States
ville with Mrs. Lewis Nelson at the
At the fiyst notes of the wedding
march from Lohengrin the grooms
men, Messrs. Edmond Robinson, W.
C. Grier, Joe McCoy, and R. L.
Greenlee of Marion, took their places
at the altar. Miss Grace Finley,' maid
of honor, gowned in green chiffon
with black lace hat, and carrying an
arm bouquet of pink roses, entered
next. The bride, who was charming
ly attired in an ensemble of rose tan
silk, with hat and shoes to match,
and carrying salmon roses showered
with valley lilies, entered with her
brother, J. Harvey Grfeenlee, who
could almost invariably pick out the | carriage. Mr. J. M.
dairy farms in 'any section by thejj^^^^^ Richmond, Va., acted as
general appearance of the home and
the farm. In order for a farmer to
make a success of dairying, he said,
he must be interested in cattle, must
get rid of all scrub bulls and cows.
The beautiful and impressive ring
ceremony was performed by Rev. J.
C. Story of Marion, pastor of the
bride, and Rev. C. W. Robinson of
MRS. R. K. DAVIS INJURED
IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
Mrs. R. K. Davis, who was injured
an automobile accident near In
man, S. C., on Wednesday of last
w^eek, was able to return home Sat
urday. Mrs. Davis was considerably
bruised but no bones were broken
and she is expected to be out again
in a few days.
Thursday’s issue of the Spartan
burg Herald v^ontains the following
account of the accident:
“Late showers sent alitomobiles a-
skidding, three sliding from the.
highway between Inman and Campo-
bello within twenty minutes.
‘'Three were ^sent to the General
hospital, but the injuries of but one
warranted her admission for treat
ment. Mrs. R. K. Davis, of Marion,
N. C., whose back was injured, re
mained in the hospital last night.
“MK and Mrs. Davis and a third
party (Mrs. Ben Price) were return
ing to Marion after a shopping tour
in Spartanburg when their car skid
ded out of control on the wet pave
ment and turned on its side. Two of
the three in the front seat were-
thrown into the rear compartment,
but only Mrs. Davis was hurt. Three
cars left the road about two miles of
and keep only good bulls and good Wilkesboro church. Mrs.
cows, and produce the required feed Ngig^^ played “My Heart at Thy
on the farm. He discussed the differ
ent markets for milk produced on
the farm, and stated the require
ments of each, the markets being
for sweet milk, sweet cream, and
sour cream. He stated that probably
pur best method of marketing now
would be the selli??g of the “sour
cream”, where it would only be nec-
Sweet Vpice” during the ceremony,
and Mendelssohn’s wedding march
was used as a recessional.
Mr. and Mrs. Pollard left imme
diately after the ceremony for a trip
to the Adirondacks and Canada.
They will be at home after July 15th
Following the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Finley entertained at a
essary to market once or twice dur
ing the week. He stated that the Ca-
tawba Creamery Was in the Mr^ K
for mor6 cream and until production | jj House, Miss Elsie House, Mrs.
in this county .was great enough to | (jeo. McCall, Miss Jean Maxwell,
HONOR AT UNIVERSITY justify the expense of a local cream-: Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. S. L.
ery, that he thought it would be best Copeland and two daughters, Miss
for the farmers here to sell to some j
nearby creamery. He said
Twelve University of North Caro
lina students were taken into mem
bership in Phi Beta Kappa, national
scholastic fraternity, at the conclu
sion of graduation exercises at Chap
el Hill last-week.
The honor, which goes only to
students who have averaged 92.5
per cent^ on all courses through at
least eight university quarters of
work, was conferred upon one west
ern North Carolina student, Francis
L. Adams, of Marion. Mr. Adams is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Adams.
BAKERY OPENS SATURDAY
The Marion Bakery will open Sat
urday under new management with
a full line of bread, rolls, pies, cakes,
etc. J. R. Parks, of Forest City, an
experienced baker, will be in charge.
pure-bred bulls of good quality,
raise your heifer calves, and maybe
buy one or more wherever you may
find them, get grasses and clovers
growing in the pastures, hay and
other feed crops in the fields and
within a few years one will have a
fine herd of cattle. Cows are scarce
and high now and it is# almost im-
bufFet luncheon for the out of town
Both- Marion banks have received
samples of the new paper money
which the government will put in
circulation July 10. The new bills
are much smaller — 2 3-4”x6 1-4”.
Use only | James Crawford, o£« The samples received here were of
Marion; Mrs. Thomas Hall and Miss
Nora Hall, of London, England; Mr.
and Mrs. D. S. Thomas and Miss
Mary Thomas, of Statesville; and
Messrs. J. H. and R. L. Greenlee,
and J. M. Jones, and Rev. J. C. Story.
MARION WILL HAVE
CELEBRATION JULY 4
An attractive program is being
prepared for the Fourth of July cel
ebration to be staged here on Inde
pendence day under the auspices of
the local post of the American Le
gion. A parade, featured by floats
of merchants and manufacturers;
band music, boxing bouts. and fire
works will be included in the exer
cises for the day. Another big attrac
tion will be the R. C. Lee Riding De
vices. A big day is promised.
four denominations, I’s, 2’s, 5’s and
10’s. The dollar bills have a picture
of Washington, the two dollar bills
Jefferson, the 5’s Lincoln and the
10^ Hamilton. After July 10th the
“old” money will be gradually re
placed by the new bills.
CAVALRY FOR MARION
Efforts are being made to secure a
practical to buy them at this time; cavalry troop for Marion. Prospects
then, too, it is very often a mistake: securing the local guard are said
for a farmer to go out and buy some y^g ygj.y encouraging and it is be-
three, four, or more cows at a time.: jigved a troop of full war strength
It is usually best to grow into dairy 1 ^jg organized here at an early | will take place Saturday,
work; get the feeds, the experience jj^^g j
in management, and the increase in . j
the herd at the same time.” j Don’t miss “THE BARKER”, at ;
It was decided that a survey be 1 Oasis Theatre next Monday
made of a proposed cream route of i Tuesday.
NEW SERVICE STATION
OPENS NEXT SATURDAY
The Standard Oil Company an
nounces the opening of their new
service station on North Main street
The j)ublic is invited to visit the new
station on the opening day.
and I See “JASPER”, trained dog,
1 Oasis Theatre today, Thursday.