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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF MARION AND McDOWELL COUNTY
j established 1S96
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1929
VOL. XXXIV—NO. 22
Team Entertained at Luncheon
—Athletic Program and
Last Tuesday at their re^lar
luncheon the Kiwanis Club had as
their special guests Coaches Joby
Hawn and Hugh Beam, M. W. Gor^
don, Jr., principal of the high school,
and the football squad.
After the disposal of several busi
ness mattei’s President Beaman
turned the progi'am over to Mr.
Gordon. The first talk was given by
Coach Hawn. After he had intro
duced each individual football play
er he launched foi-th into the athlet
ic program that is being carried on
in the Marion high school. He stated
'.that the three major sports, foot
ball, basketball and baseball, are be
ing given first consideration, but
much attention is being given to
interclass games and before the
year is over inter-mural athletics
should have reached a high plane.
As his topic Mr. Beam used, “The
Methods of Teaching Sportsman
ship.” The fact that the success of
athletic teams is generally judged
by the number of games won and
lost was brought out, but the speak
er also intimated that the local pub
lic was interested in the sportsman
ship of her high school athletic
teams. In conclusion Mr. Beam said:
“I believe we have reached a high
plane in sportsmanship; we have en
deavored to reduce profanity, which
sometimes appears in moments of
excitement, to the minimum; and
we have inculcated right living,
which will be fully realized in the
lives of our boys at a later period.”
Mr. Gordon gave the standards of
scholarship which exist in the local
high school. In order to be eligible
for athletic contests students must
receive passing marks on at least
three of their four subjects. He com
mended the athletes on their fine
scholastis standing and stressed the
importance of a balanced education
-where scholarship and athletics go
hand in hand.
Kelley Gilkey, captain of the
Orange and Black grid team, told
the Kiwanians the benefits he had
received from football, immediately
after Mr. Gordon’s inspiring talk.
Other speakers on the program
were Mr. J. W. Winborne and Dr.
W. O. Goode. Both Mr. Winborne
and Dr. Goode complimented the
coaches and the team and a rising
vote of thanks was offered them.
The football guests present were:
Captain Kelley Gilkey, Manager
Kobert Bowditch, Karcher Clay,
Kellog Finley, Billy Stamey, Frank
Moore, Jessie Mashbum, Harold
Glenn, John Bowditch, Louis Wil
liams, Haskell Ledbetter, Wallace
Winborne, Herman Holcomb, James
Ouzts, Clarence Rabb, Dysart Mar
tin, J. D. Finley, Forest Roper, Ted
Hensley, Ralph Patton and Alvin
MARION HUNTERS CAPTURE |
BEAR ON CRAGGY MOUNTAIN]
A vicious battle between eight
sleek bodied bear dogs and a 250
pound black bear was waged up on
Craggy mountain last week. Those
who witnessed the exciting episode
wei*e Julius Patton, John Jamison,
Chas. L. Poteat, G. B. Finley, A. L.
Finley, John Michael, and Raymond
On the second day of the three
day hunt, a thrilling chase of two j
hours and 15 minutes enabled the'
eight beautiful bear dogs of Mr. A.!
L. Finley to corner a bear. It was a
fascinating picture to watch the j
dogs, two of them having the bear
by the ears, while the rest of them
were like wild-cats clawing and
making the fur on the bear’s
haunches fly like chaff blowing in
-the breeze. It was impossible for i
the hunters to chance a shot on ac-j
count of the nearness of the dogs.
When the bear saw the hunters ap
proach, he shook the dogs off as so
much foliage that clung to his body
and disappeared through the woodk
On the final day after a mad tus
sle of four or five hours between
the faithful dogs and a monstrous
ferocious bear, John. Michael found
an opening to shoot only to wound
the hungry animal. Julius Patton
was standing close by and caught
the attention of old bruin, who im
mediately made a charge toward
him. When he came to within ten
feet of Mr. Patton, he emptied the
contents of a 38-calibre pistol into
his body before Mr. Bear called it a |
day, and fell fighting.
Mr. Finley has a right to be proud i
of his fine bear dogs. Twp of them i
were crippled and are now under]
the care of doctors at a hospital, i
One dog, a beautiful red female, j
was killed. This makes the fifth bear j
hunt this season. |
MARION HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
Left to right (bottom row)—Landis Laughridge, Lewis Williams, Dysart Martin, Clarence Rabb, John
Bowditch, Captain Kelley Gilkey, James Ouzts, Robert Bowditch; (second row) Forest Roper, Red Glenn,
Alvin Finley, Jesse Mashburn, Karcher Clay, Frank Moore, Haskell Ledbetter, Bud Hennessee, Coach Joby
Hawn; (third row) Wallace Winborne, Mackey Neal, Hermwi Holcombe, Kellog Finley, Billy Stamey, J. D.
Finley, Ralph Patton.
MARION HI CLOSES
Defeat Forest City in the Last
Game of Season 12-6—Win
Six of Seven Games Played.
ORATION CONTEST WILL
BE SPONSORED BY LEGION
JANUARY JURY LIST
The Board of County Commission
ers held their regular monthly meet
ing last Monday and disposed of
current business matters.
The following are the names se
lected for the grand jury for the
January term of Superior Court
which convenes on January 6th:
Geo. W. Ledbetter, A. A. McCul-
loch. Mills Y. Hoyle, W. J. McGal-
lard, Robert A. Upton, Ernest C.
Bost, Geo. W. Pratt, J. T. Laughlin,
M. B. Hogan, J. A. Davis, M. E.
Head, Willie Hicks, W. B. Bigger-
staff, Grover G. Cooper, J. W. Bal-
lew, James Padgam, Raymond Rob
inson, J. M. Vaughn, Francis Brad-
shed, Jas. E. Lonon, Gaden Swann,
F. L. Bryson, W. L. Morris, B. Cl^-
ton Stevens, Robt. B. Laidlaw, A. L.
Wall, J. Herman Crawley, Marvin
Hemphill, C. Dewey Brown, G. G.
'Gladden, W. R. Hicks, B. B. Wilker-
son, W. C. Gibbs, J. A. Brown, D. E.
Lonon, G. Logan Tate, Will O.
Nichols, J. C. Rabb, A. K. Weaver,
Julius A. Cannon, Cdlman F. Dyson,
Mills Melton, Francis Stevens, T. S.
Fox, T. W. Goforth, Alfred €. Carr,
V. P. Cordell, Hal Lawing.
R. N. Ellis reports he killed two
fine hogs last week, one weighmg
598 pounds and the other 575
Any boy or girl in the seventh, I
eighth, ninth, . tenth, or eleventh j
grade in any public or private school!
in North Carolina for white children j
shall have the opportunity of orating i
on the subject “Our Flag”. This
laudable project is being sponsored
by the American Legion of the State
of North Carolina, and as first prize,
a medal and fifty dollars will be
awarded; second prize, twenty-five
dollars and a medal. Each school in
the state will have an elimination
contest in the school, selecting the
best speaker and sending him or her
to the county elimination contest.
This contest will take place January
31, 1930. Mr. A. V. Nolan, county
superintendent of McDowell county,
stated that he would announce place
of county meeting later.
At the county contest the best
speaker will be selected and sent to
the Congressional district contest.
! The best speaker from each of the
ten congressional districts will be
sent to Raleigh for the final award.
The Congressional district elimina
tion contest will take place February
On February 22nd, the final State
contest will be held in Raleigh, N.
C. Each of the ten speakers entitled
to participate in the final contest
should arrive in Raleigh not later
than 6:00 in the evening of Febru
ary 22nd, and report at the office of
Cale K. Burgess, in order to get fin
al instructions and information for
Dr. Dean H. Crawford, Comman
der of- the McDowell Post of the
American Legion, stated t^at his
post will give a prize to the winner
in the McDowell county contest.
DR. T. B. PRICE CLOSES
For the past two weeks Dr. Thurs
ton B. Price has been holding an
evangelistic meeting at the First
Methodist Church. Dr. Price had &
most successful meeting.
Approximately thirty new mem
bers win be added to the Methodist
Church roster, while each of the
other churthes will receive several
new names for their cfiiirch roll.
' Several members will join by
transfer of letters from other
churches. Several hundred were re
consecrated to Christ.
Initiation of the new members
into the different churches will take
place Sunday morning.
“THE DESERT SONG” has
about everything possible in a pic
ture to please an audience. We’ are
sure :you 'will enjoy it. At Marion |
Theatre Thursday and Fridajr.
Just a few days ago the Marion
High School closed one of the most
successful football seasons in her
history. The end came with Marion
doing battle with the fast Forest
City eleven, which proved to be the
most brilliant game of the season
and which resulted in a twelve to
six victory for the local lads.
Marion stormed the field to begin
the first period, and scored early in
the game; before the Forest City
eleven could gather their wits. After
the earjy score both teams fought
on even terms, neither seeming to
have any advantage.
It was not until late in the third
period that Forest City intercepted
a Marion lateral pass and raced for
their lone touchdown. However,
this seemed to be only a stimulus
for the fighting Orange and Black
warriors, for, in less than ten minu
tes, the local boys added Iheir final
touchdown. The game ended: Mari
on, twelve; Forest City, six.
For Marion both tackles. Captain
Kelley Gilkey and Karcher Clay,
and Jesse Mashburn, guard, played
splendid ball in the line, while Ouzts
was outstanding in the backfield.
The star for Forest City was no oth
er than the ill-fated F. Blanton, who
played superb ball.
This game’s lineup was as follows
Bowditch, center; Moore and Mash
burn, guards; Captain Gilkey and
Clay, tackles; Williams and Ledbet
ter, ends; Ouzts, quarterback; Rabb
and Roper, halfbacks; Martin, full
During the season the local boys
met strong combinations like Salis
bury, Forest City, Canton, and Hen
dersonville. Of the total number of
scheduled games, Marion was only!
once defeated, and that by the i
strong Salisbury eleven. As a climax |
to the season Marion defeated For-1
est City who was defeated by Con-j
cord by only one touchdown. Con-^|
cord has been declared’ Western
North Carolina champions and by
comparative score Marion is on a
level with that team.
In summing up the l-\ure!' of the'
past season it is pleasing to note
that Marion not only lost but one
game this, year; but that last season
the entire^ schedule was played with
out' a single defeat. During the past
two years eighteen gam6s have been
played with only one defeat.
The result of the 1929 grid sea
son is as follows:
GET JAIL TERMS
Hoffman Fined $1,000 and
Given 30 Days in Jail;Three
Others Given Six Months.
AWARD TO STATE
North Carolina Gets $1,722»-
673 Federal Aid for Road
Construction Work in 1931*
Washington, D. C., Dec. 1.—r
North Carolina was today apportion
ed $1,722,673 of the $73,125,000
authorized by Congress as federal
aid for road construction work in
the fiscal year 1931, Secretary of
Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde an
nounced. The apportionments by
Mr. Hyde were a response to Presi
dent Hoover’s suggestion that public
building programs be speeded up
and prudently expanded to promote
business and prevent unemployment
State highway departments will
be authorized to proceed immediate
ly with preparations for the expen
diture of the newly apportioned
funds during the next construction
Texas was awarded $4,545,880,
the largest allotment of any of the
states while New Yory came next
For work during the winter, where
weather conditions will permit, and
in spring and early summer through
out the country. Secretary Hyde
said there is available a balance of
$28,000,000 previously apportioned.
MRS. VON EBERHARD
DIED SUNDAY MORNING
ASSISTANT COACH BEAM
In order to make the review of
the Marion High School football
team complete, since the picture of
Assistant Coach Beam did not ap
pear with the squad, we offer it in
this column. He was line coach and
materially as^sted Coach Joby
Hawn during the past season.
J. L. MORGAN ELECTED
PRESIDENT OF NEW BANK
in China find ricf
The directors of the Marion In
dustrial Bank, J. L. Morgan, John
Yancey, W. R. Chambers, T. H.
Henderson, A. L. Finley, J. E. Neal,
W. J, Atwell, G. W. 'Chapman, and
Carter Hudgins, who were elected
at a stockholders’ meeting the 25th
of November, held a meeting last
Saturday for the purpose of com
pleting the organization of the bank
All the directors Were present.
J. L. Morgan was elected presi
dent, John Yancey, vice-president,
and W. R. Chamber’s was elected at
torney of the bank. The matter of
electing a secretary-treasurer or
cashier was considered, but the elec
tion Was poistponed, artd it is under
stood that the directors Will meet
again at an early date and complete
the organization, by electing a cash
ier frbni a list of applicants Which
has been filed with the board of di
The bank has an authorized capi
tal stock of $100',OOO, but will be
gin business when $25,000 has been
paid in. The stockholders have au
thorized the directors to call for an
additional amount when it is needed
in the prosecution of the bank’s
It is stated that the matter of a
location of the new bank has not as
yet been settled, but this paper ex
pects to be able to make announce
ment of the location in next week’s
Alfred Hoffman, union organizer,
and three union laborers were con
victed by a Burke county jury in Su- j
perior court here Saturday on char-1
ges of rioting at the Clinchfield mill'
village here on August 30th. !
The jury found them not guilty!
of charges of resisting officers, for |
which they also were tried. |
j Hoffman was sentenced immedi-
I ately to spend 80 days in the Me- j
Dowell county Jail, Judge G. Ver-.
non Cowper, who presided over the
trial, said the sentence was made!
light because of Hoffman’s physical I
condition. Hoffman also was fined j
The three other defendants—W.
L. Hogan, Wes Fowler and Del Ijew-j
is—were sentenced to six months ,
each in the county jail, to be leased
out for county road work at the dis
cretion of the county commissioners
They were not fined.
Attorneys for the defense gave
notice of appeal, and Judge Cowper!
fixed the bonds for each of the de-|
fendants at $2,000. All four of the j
defendants have posted bond for j
this amount. In posting his bond, j
Hoffman stated he would spend the
next few months in Asheville.
Before passing sentence, Judge
CoWper denied a defense motion to
set aside the verdict, and observed
that in his opinion the verdict was
consistent with the evidence.
The charges against Hoffman and
the three strikers grew out of ef
forts of strikers at the Clinchfield
and Marion Manufacturing Compa
ny cotton mills here to prevent a
non-^uAiOn worker from moving into
j the Clinchfield mill village on Au-
j Sheriff O. F. Adkins and' other of
ficers testified that the furniture of
i the non-union worker had been
j moved out of the house into which
he had moved when starting to work
at the mill, and officers had been
prevented from returning it. As a
result of the demonstration', troops
billited in Marion as a precaution,
were called to the village and re
mained on duty for some time:
The case had been on trial more
than a week. It went to the jury at
5:30 o’clock Friday night. The vet-
diet was reported at 9:25 o’clock on
Mrs. Ottilie Von Ebei’hard, of no
ble German descent, died at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Haw
kins last Sunday morning. Mrs. Eb-
erhard was bom in Erperies, Aus
tria Hungary, and lived to be 97
97 years old.
Mrs. Eberhard was married twice.
Her first husband was Samuel Kri-
vacsy. They were married in Austria
Hungary and immigrated to Charles
ton, S. C., in 1876. Enroute to this
country, their ship went down and
they lost all they owned. Samuel
Krivacsy was hurt in the Charleston
earthquake, and died soon after.
J, B. Eberhard was a friend of
the Krivacsy family, and his wife
died about the time that Samuel
Krivacsy did. After an elapsed time
J. B, Eberhard married Mrs. Ottilie
Mr. and Mrs. Eberhard moved to
Marion 35 years ago, and in 1921
Mr. Eberhard died,
Mrs. Eberhard was very accom
plished with the needle, and was
known for her beautiful handwriting
After the death of her husband, she
became very suspicious of every
body and thought that people were
trying to poison her, and trusted no
one but' Mrs. Hawkins, Three years
ago she moved into the Hawkins
home, where she was taken care of
until her death. There are no known
Mrs. Eberhard was buried in the
Oak Grove cemetery last Tuesday,
with Rev. J. C. Story officiating.
HORACE HENSLEY DIES
AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
too expensive, and eat cheaper foods
in its place’.
SERVICE FOR RED MEN
Rev. J. E. Robinson, pastor of the
Clinchfield Presbyterian Church,
announces that a special service for
Improved Order of Red Men will be
held at the Clinchfield church next
Sunday morning at 11 o’clock.
“God’s Royal Law” will be the sub
ject of the message.
DEATH OF CHILD
“THE DESERT SONG” has
about everything possible in a pic
ture to please an audience. We are
sure you will enjoy it. At Marion
Theatre Thursday and Friday.
Guy Edward Holler, five year old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holler,
died at the home of his parents last
Friday after a brief illness. Funeral
services were conducted from the
residence Saturday afternoon by
Rev. Crawford and interment made
j at Oak Grove cemetery.
i According to census figures, out
jof 100,000 white women 78,207
I eventually marry.
Horace Hensley, former employee
of the state highway commission,
died near Murphy, N. C., Saturday,
November 23rd, from ptomaine poi
soning. His body was sent to his par
ents, in Glenwood, for burial. The
interment was made in the Glenwood
cemetery on Tuesday, November
26th, at 1:30 p, m,
Mr. Hensley was a quiet reserved
young man, possessed of many
charming qualities; one of which
was holding the friendship of those
with whom he came in contact. Ev
erywhere he went he left a host of
friends who will be deeply grieved
by his death.
He is survived by his father and
step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. G.
Hensley, of Glenwood; seven broth
ers and one sister, namely: Edgar
Hensley, R. L. Hensley, of Spartan
burg, S. C.; Charlie Hensley, of
Roanoke, Va.; Housan Hensley, of
Martinsville, Va.; Ralph Hensley,
of Los Angeles, Calif.; Will Hens
ley, of Balboa, Canal Zone, Pana
ma; Boyce Hensley, New York City,
and Laura Hensley, Nealsville.
The entire family is bereaved and
grief-stricken at the loss of a favor
ite member of the family.
The Southern Livestock Associa
tion will meet at State College on
January 7, 8, and 9, announces EarL