North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXIX, NO. 4
Great Smoky Mountain
National Park Assured
Laura Spillman Rockefeller Memo-'
rial Fund Gift of $5,000,000 As- !
sures Success of Great Project 1
Nashville, Term., March (5.?With!
the establishment of the G teat;
Smoky Mountain National Park as-1
sured by the offer of $5,000,000 j
from the Laura Spillman Rockefeller j
memorial fund, the park commission'
by unanimous vote requested Gov-:
ernor Henry H. Horton to issue!
Tennessee's bonds for $1,500,000 in!
aeordam**' with th.-> aft r?f th??
legislature providing such an issue, j
The Rockefeller gift will be made I
on condition that a like amount is
raised from outside sources. A total
of $4,$tiO,QOG has already been raised
by bond issues in Tennessee and
North Carolina and from other
sources.
The maximum df the tract proposed
foe the park is 701,000 acres.
The federal government is ready to
act in the establishment of the tract,
lying in both states, as a national
nark as soon as the designated lands
are conveyed to the government.
With the impetus of the Rockefeller
iift it is believed that the remaining
$140,000 necessary to be raised as a
condition to the offer, will almost
immediately be available.
SAYS PROHIBITION CAN
AND WILL BE ENFORCED j
St. Petersburg, Fla.. March G.?j
The prohibition law is a good law, it
can and will be enforced, and it i
here to stay. Prohibition Gommis-j
sioncr James M. Doran declared be j
tore the Anti-Saloon league's south-j
eastern states prohibition convention
here tonight.
Introduced to an audience that;
packed the First Baptist church as!
the mail "with the hardest, job in tbej
United States," Doran drew prolong-1,
ed apptaus when he said ;
"Federal enforcement is iust net-!
lint; a (coot! flying start. Wo don't1
ask fov la vol-; all ivs ask is an even]
break. Next year we expect to show |
oven more impressive results than,
the preceding one, else it wilt be
time tor some of us Lo get out."
WASHINGTONIAN URGES AID
FOR BONE DRY CANDIDATES
Mr. E. Moody ot Elborlon,
Wash., in a personal letter to the.
editor of The Democrat says, "I am
still a Democrat, but that which is]
more.important, 1 am for dry mentor
any and all offices in this Conn-!
try. Kindly advise your readers to,
votL- for dry men regardless of poli-j
tics as I think the prohibition issue 1
. is the most, important of ail." Mr. ;
Moody was reared ir. Watauga coun-1
ty, but has made his home in the
state of Washingtor. for many years.:
ADVERTISING SCHEMES
SCORED AT MEETING!
Raleigh, March C>.?The fly by1
night advertising, which is now
flooding the state, should be reject-:
ed by secretaries of the North Cure-'
lina Merchants association, R. L, i
Powell of Durham, toivl the secretaries
in the concluding; meeting: of:
the officers' two-day session today. ;
Reliable advertising, he consider
ed, was just as necessary as the re-J
liable news served by the ncwspa-1
pcrs of the state, he said.
$2,500,000 IS VOTED FOR
WINSTON-SALF-M SCHOOLS!
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Winston-Salem, March 6.?-By a I
majority of 1,686, the voters of Win-1
stort-S^lem today approved the'
scho'ol board's proposed bond issue!
of $2,500,000,000 for the expansion'
of the city's school system. Onlyi
eleven votes were ae.te.aily cast
against the program, the others
counting against it by failure to
vote.
COVE CREEK NEWS NOTES
Sugar Grove, March 8.?The ne-.
gro minstrel presented last week by!
the Cove Creek high school was a
decided success. More than $90}
was raised for the benefit of the1
school.
The preliminary debating contest}
for the state tri-angnlar debate was'
held on Monday. Eleven pupils en-'
tiered the preliminary. The preliminary
declamation ad recitation contest
will he held -next Monday when
one boy and one girl will be selected
to take part in the contest sponsored
by the Appalachian State Normal
sometime in April.
The Mountain City high school
will present a negro minstrel in the
Cove Creek school auditorium on
Friday night, March 9. This program j
was presented in Mountain City and j
was highly successful. The public is t
cordially invited. y
Prof. S F. Horton, principal of.
the school is again asking patrons
to furnish teams in order that the
school" grounds may be leveled.
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MAT
A Non-Partisan NeBOOM
pffifKALlVENTS!
OF THE PAST WEEK!
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Highlights of Political Activity of!
Both Major Parties Summarized j
From Recent News Dispatches 1
From Over the Country
Hoover-Norrik in Wisconsin Race I
Nomination papers placing Her-j
bcrt Hoover and Senator George W. j
N'orris of Nebraska in the prcsiden-!
tial primary race, were filed at j
Madison. Wisconsin Thursday with?
the secretary of state.
Reed Enters California Primary
Senator James A. Reed of Missouri,
last Thursday signed his declaration
of candidacy in the presidential
primary to be held in California
on May 1 and announced "we
will fight it out. He entered into a
race which is expected by his followers
to bring a showdown among the
forces in thai state of Governor
Smith of New York, the followers of
William G. McAdoo and the Reed
supporters.
Lowden I* Optimistic
Chicago, Marelj 51?Frank O.
Lowden, former governor of Illinois,
was hack in his home state today
tanned and clear-eyed from four
weeks "riding and hiking" in Arizona,
and with his opinion regarding
his presidential candidacy unchanged.
Lowden said he had signed a
statement for the North Dakota primary
at the behest of friends there:
had "heard" he had the Iowa dele-|
gat ion to the Republican convention
and ''understood" other states wanted
him as the party chief. lie hflS
not made plans tor any speeches, he
said.
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Tucker is Willing to Run for
Governor
Trvitig B. Tucker, district attorney!
for the United States court of the]
eastern district of North Carolina,
will accept the nomination for gov
ernor if it is offered bim. That information
is given out by W. G.
Bramhani. former chairman of the
Republican state executive committee,
and one of the leaders of the
party in the state. There has becm
mention of Mr. Tucker's nawo. ir?
connection with the nomination for
governor and Mr. Bramham says
that Mr. Tucker would accept if
nominated.
Mr. Tucker is one of the most;
popular of the younger leaders in.
the Republican party in the state.
He was prominently mentioned for
the position of national committeeman
to. fill the vacancy caused by
the resignation ol" Johnson J. Hayes.
Smith Molds Whip Hand in
California
Senator .Walsh's entrance into the
California primaries under the guidance
of William (1. McAdoo depends
for ils importance on how imtehi of
an impression Senator Reid has
made on the Pacific const- T??* r?i?_
jority of ihe Democratic voters being
wei in that state it was taken for
granted that Smith would hold the
delegation. Now, however, there is
apparently a very slight possibility
that Reid may split the vote with
the New Yorker, leaving the dry faction
for Walsh. This state of affairs
is extremely unlikely, however, in
view of the fact that Reid is practically
unknown to Cnlifornians in
general arid that they really believe
victory is in sight with Smith at the
head of the ticket. Governor Smith's
supporters remember that it hasn't
been so long since Democracy had
a look-in in California and hope of
presidential success is more potent
than prohibition, even among many
of Ihe drvs. Furthermore, indications
seem to poin to an increase in
the Smith prestige as a result of trie
Missourian's liberal speeches. In
the Rocky Mountain region and in
the extreme northwest the NewYork
governor has united fallowings.
Idaho, where Smith sentiment was
almost nil four ye.-jrs ago, has already
instructed her 24 /delegates
fcr the governor, while Utah, Nevada
and other states where the
Mormons arc strong are expected to
lollovv suit. The'tendency of the
mountain states is manifest from
the circumstance that most of the
men who came as delegates tor McAdoo
in 1924 are now candidates
for places on Smith delegations.
Should Walsh do better in the west
than it now indicated, he may be
taken up by the south with little enthusiasm,
because of his religion
and because of a senate speech in
which he referred to the technical
treason of southern congressmen at
the beginning of the Civil war, for
which expression he was taken to
task by southerners.
Judge Council States Position on
Governor Smith
From the Hickory Daily Record. !
Editor of The Record: I have hadj
so many persons within the past fewmonths
to ask me my views as to the j
(Continued on Rage Eight)
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wspaper, Devoted to the
E, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH <
Gas'css Motor Inventor J
j ,-^uro CA CT CR"1
I.ester J. Hendershot of Pittsblind*
wli*? has ju>t invented *
"?ucTie>> motor, n tree energy
generator which is claimed to get
:t'> running power from the air.
High Peaks in
Western Carolina
Raleigh. March I.?There are 1.1
mountains in Western North Caro
link with peaks all rising higher thar
6,000 feet, ail within a radius of 5f
miles of Asheville. the state depart
nient of conservation shows and cite?
as proof the United States Geologi
ral KUVVPV. whieli +V>.
figures.
The publication of the (J. S. Qeij
logical sucvey gives the altitude ol
King, o? the White mountain peftki
i:: New Hampshire as 6^303 feet
and that of Mount Mitchell, in Noril
Carolina, monarch of all eastern
summits, as towering 0,711 skyward
The iigures giving the aUinirii
of the various peaks in the state art
;?s follows:
6,71 I feet?Mount Mitchell.
6,000 feet?Black Brother.
6,680 feet?Cdingman's Dome.
?;, >-lf> ieet -Balsam Cove. t
..?,636 feet?Mount Guya??&-,- r
6,620 feet?Black Brother (No
2).
6,611 feet?Clihgnmirs Peak.
6,6.0ll feel?Cattail Peak.
0,60U feet?he Contc.
6,600 feet?Mount Gibbs.
0,600 feet?Four unnamed peaks
6.640 feet?Richland Balsam.
6,500 feet?One unnamed peak
(Mount Mitchell)
6,487 feet?- Potato Hill.
6.4 00 feel- Mount 6a11!?c
(>,100 fuel.?Throe unnamed peaks
one Guyot and two Pisgah.
0,400 feet?Waterracck Knob.
li,:!k!> feel?Biaekstone Kuol>.
0,051 feet?Colo Mountain.
f>,,"lf: feat?Roan High Knob.
0,300 feet?Five unnamed peaks
three Mount Mitchell, one. Pisgal
uV.il one. Guyot.
So the United Stater, Geological
survey shows 30 peaks all highoi
than Mount Washington. New Humpshire,
Searing: out the North Carolina
department's claim to the -state's
having the loftiest and most majestic
mountain peaks east of the Missis
sippi.
JOHN DULA FOUND DEAD
IN AVERY; NECK BROKEN
John Dula, well known resident of
Avery county, a former Wilkes citizen,
was found dead near his home
in Avery last week. His neck was
broken and his face badly lacerated,
indicating foul play.
Mr. Dula v.-as an important state
witness in the ease of Hub Wagner,
who yet faces trial for on<* of the
killings in Watauga county on Deeember
25. 192(5.
Dula was the sou of T. F. Dulu.
of Ready Branch, and was about 37
years old.?AVilkcs Patriot.
(Information from Newland is to
the effect that a coroner's jury returned
a verdict that. Dula came to
his death due to an accident. It is
thought that he missed his footing
and fell over the cliff, death results
ing. It is also reported that warrants
have been issued for a man by
the name of Taylor Sn connection
with the case. Taylor being the last
man Dula was seen with. Taylor is
said to be a notorious moonshiner.
EDITOR MAY VISITOR HERE
Editor Fred H. May of the Lenoii
News-Topic, with his wife and two
children, made an auto trip to the
hill country last Shnday. They visited
the fish hatchery, got caught in
a beautiful storm, stopped a short
while in town and left on their return
after a very delightful outing.
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Diner (indignantly) : "Bring the
proprietor here at once, there's a
wasp in my soup!"
"waiter : "It's no use sending foe
the boss, sir. He's scared of 'era
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Best. Interests of Nortlvvve
CAROLINA. THURSDAY. MARCH S,
%1MTONMAY |
r HAVE OPFOSITIONl
Uudentood that W. R. Bau^ess of j
j Jefferson is Considering Making*
J Race Against "Farmer Bob"' if!
| A! Smith is Nominated. i
' Congressman >1- L. Do ugh to it of|
the eighth North Carolina district,)
is to be opposed for the seat in)
congress by W. R. Baugcss of Jef-j
ferson. well known Republican po!iJ
tieian. according to word brought to
i the city yesterday by friends and
j supporters of the Jefferson man,
| says the Greensboro News of Tues
day.
Mr. Baugess. it was said, has{
made no forniaj statement t>? having |
an intention to run, but friends who
have "'felt him out*' recently declare
he is ir. a receptive mood. Mr. Baul
gess, it is said, is a scrapper from
j away back and lias a strong follow?
j irig in the eighth district, which is
| one <;i" those the G. O. P. forces
v ould like to snatch from the Bemo>
cratsc fire.
| The report from Jefferson was
I about the only political development
j here yesterday other than the failure
> of any sentiment for a Hoover club
t to flare up. Hoover has many supporters
among the Republicans in
i Greensboro, but so do Governor
Lowdeu, Vice President Dawes, Nick
Longworth and others. In fact, the
1 G. O. P. stalwarts in Greensboro are
' about as evenly divided as possible
with a number of them admittedly
; on the fence awaiting the passing of!
the band wagon. They do not want
to leap and then learn they are in
' wrong?plenty hi* time to be right.
. they confess.
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'! WHEELER SAYS DEMOCRATIC
s PARTY MOST BE PROGRESSIVE j
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ij Washington. March a,?Outlining)
il his views on a vumpajgn platform,'
I Senate* Wh( tiler of Montana, de2'
elared today that "unless the Demo|
erulic party becomes progressive
! apd litievfi! it will be wiped off the
j map." He spoke before the Women's
National Democratic club* and
j avoided any reference to candij
dates. The Montana Democrat, who
| in 1924 ran for vice president on
.j the LaFollette ticked, said (he
Democratic party must take a fearless
stand to protect the rights of
the masses against special privilege,
which he contended had been benefiting
.under Republican rule.
ANOTHER LITTLE WAR
44Another little war" that may,
cost Great Britain much blood and
money has burst unexpectedly on
the empire Ibn .Sand, formidable!
, ruler of nearly a?! Arabia, has in of-i
feet declared war on Britain; is be-1
hind the attack on Mesopotamia aiuL
has authorized attempts to impose 1
his hand of Moslem orthodoxy "byj
j the sword" on the F.ngHst protected
, j kingdom of Transjordania and Irk.
1! Indications are thai Groat Britain
1 will be compelled to enter the field
I j against practically the whole. of!
Arabia with a population of about}
7,000.000.
; ARTISTS' MODEL INHERITS
FORTUNE. WON'T QUIT WORK!
Philadelphia. Pa.. .March K.?JVtf-j
; gy Burns, pretty artists' model gets!
1 ;i I'm5 Kivl li/l.n' e.. ? ?1-?
[ teaches.the age of 21. Visiting herj
homo in Washington, Pa., she learn-:
' ed that hev grandfather, Michael .1.'
. Burns, who died seven years ago had!
, willed hev over $500,000.
She said her new found wealth
would not turn her head and that she
weald vohtinae to work.
VALLE CRUC1S NEWS
ValTe tiiii'i'i. March Ti?Mrs.
George Moose of Boone was a visitor
iti Valle Crueis on Wednesday.
Mrs. Monroe Herman, who has
been sick for over a month, is not
improving as steadily as her friends
wish for.
-A joint meeting of the Women's
Missionary Society and the Woman's
Auxiliary was held at the home
of Mrs. T. H. Taylor Monday aft:
ernoon.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Graves of
. Yanceyvillc are visitors at the home
c.f Rev. and Mrs. J. P. Burke.
H. H. Yates is suffering front
mastoiditis, and was taken to the
: Banner Elk hospital on Tuesday.
I M T? ffl-ivlpe Tirtvv t whn Vioe Krw.r. t
seriously ill, is improving.
M. C. Wagner and Willis Kiser'of
Montcalm. \V. Va.. spent Sunday
night in the valley.
All the medical resources of Japan's
capital arc engaged ih a life
and death battle with an influenza
epidemic which already has killed
nearly 2,000 people and has attacked
the country's rulers. More than
' half a million persons have been
i stricken and the sick are dying at
the rate of 88 a day. The emperor
' is suffering with cold and fever and!
i Princess Hisa, 6 months old, is dectared
to be ill with pneumonia. '
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Bifr/ied to Death ! 1
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:l;i; :i=-<: l':o\vn, middle aged
- ! Pari; Avenue. Mow s
S . v.!:?. w.i- battered into tin
ami then burned tv> I
M a b ;.v a f-cnd. v
I p,
New Fire Company ^
Organized Here
As i: result of the recent i'larc-up! i
between members of the board of al- i
derm en and the volunteer fire de- J
partnieut, a new organization has ]
been perfected, with the following 1
personnel: !
Hook and ladder, Ed Greene, Ed '
Gullcr, D. L. Wilcox. ] (
Chemical hose?S. M. Aycr.s. ; Nozzlemen?Dallas
Wilson, F.. W. i ?
Timmons, Granville Norms.
Drivers, L. S. South (nozzloman)
Ed I lodge: . *
Hose couplers, Stuart Winkler j 1
(signalman), Al Adams Rudolph 1
Mo ret'.. j 'r
Hydrantmon?Ray Esivs and V. '
Fi Eox. t
Chief of Police Garland i.s acting;
j as fire chief nntil a suitable man!
| can be located for this position. J ?
r-u;?r -i \*?i...?
v UICI virtl Klllti ALIUL-U iU'ljlvlity : "
| morning that new equipment, rain- 4
i routs, hoi.nets, boots, wrenches, etc., r
i had been purchased by the town 1 1
'board had already boon purcha- ed
j and will be on hand in tjje near; 1
! future.
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LAW ON FISH LICENSES >
WESTERN CAROLINA GIVEN 1
Fifteen western North Carolina!
counties are now included amongd '
those where licenses are required for i
ail types of fishing: in trout streams,!
I according to Wade H. Phillips, director
and J. K. Dixon, assistant di- ! rector
of the department of conser- j.f
vatiou and development.
I Although the "state; angler's law ,
passed by the li'"27 general assembly ; ?
only required! 'licenses for those per-, J
sons engaged in sport angling; or who i ^
fish with fori and reel or by casting,!
a special provision empowered the;
board of conservation and development
to extend the requirement of a 0
license t.-> any trout stream in the
state on < petition of county* commis- j
sionc rs. ; 1
As a result of this authorization, *
this extension has been made in the j s
following counties: Madison, Clay, I a
Gvnham, Mitcb.cl{, Surry, Jackson, 1
Haywood, Avery, Buncombe, Alie-I ?
ghany, Wilkes, Ashe, Transylvania,}?
Watauga and Swain. j *
"The fisherman who uses only a j
pail hook and lined' asserted Direc-i f
tor Phillips, "benefits as much from! stocking
the streams with fish as do] ??
those who use other kinds of tackle | C
nncl it is only fitting that they should i
help bear a part of the expense of J f
populating the streams with more
fish. t
"Four of'the present five stateoperated
hatcheries are located in
the mountain counties and the larger f
part of the benefits are derived a
therefrom in the counties in which!
they arc- and those adjacent. Part j 1'
of the operating expenses of the j u
hatcheries are borne from the funds s
received from license collections, 0
and part of which also goes toward
furnishing warden service by which s
the laws are administered." - ^
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HAMMER SLAYER GETS LIFE !
Painsvilie. Ohio, March 6.?Mrs. *
Yelma West, the blond hammer j v
slayer of Perry, Ohio, will enter the;
wuincu s reiormaiory ax i'uarysvMie '
tomorrow to begin a life sentence r
for the slaying of her young husband,
Thomas Edward West, son of c
a wealthy nurseryman. She escaped c
trial for first-degree mnrder this(
morning when the state accepted a i
plea of guilty to a second-degree 1
charge. e
Democratic State Convention 1
The Democratic state executive V
committee, meeting in Raleigh Tuesday
niglit, fixed May "26 as the date s
for precinct "meetings, .Tune for
county conventions and Tuesday, s
June 12, Tor the slate convention. \
The state meeting will bo held in the 1
Raleigh city auditorium r
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FIVE CENTS A COPY
MGNERCASESET
FOR MARCH 13TH
'epori Circulated Here tliat Trial
Had Beex> Continued Until Spcciaf
Term of Wilkes Superior Court
is Without Foundation
Solicitor John I;. Jones informed
?he Democrat ever long distance
eiephone Tuesday night that the
lub Wagner murder rase would be
ailed for trial in Wilkes superior
ourt next Tuesday morning.
It was reported here Sunday that
he case nvould he continued until a
pecial term to be called in May,
hit the soiicitor said there was no
puna'ation to the import.
A special venire of 100 Wilkes
ountv men will be ?ummonrd hv
sheriff Ellidge and his deputies
icxt Saturday to be on Hand when
he trial opens. W'aunev will be
ried at this time roi the alleged
laying of Dexter Byrd On Christnas
day, 1020. He has already been
dated under sentence of 15 10 20
cars in the state prison for the
laying of Earl Moody.
About eighty wit cesses from
Yatauga couiity wili go to Wilkes'ioro
Tuesday for the trial.
'DR. CLEMENT" EXONERATED
N TORCH LIGHT MURDER CASE
New York. March 0.?As quickly
is he had appeared ?r. the picture by
lis unannounced surrender to the
jolice. Louis Clement Van Nordch,
ili.is "Dr. Louis Clement/- was
leaved todn> of connection with the
laying of Miss Margaret Drown,
governess
Mew fork, March Dr. Louis
Element, who was sought by police
or questioning in connection with
he killing of Miss Margaret Drown,
joverness, who was burned to death
m a New Jersey road, surrendered
o police today.
Detectives working on the Brown
ase said repeatedly since they bepan
their search for Dr. Clement
hat they had nothing by which to
rennet t him with the death of the
joverness and merely sought him in
the hope that he might furnish inJjacmatioh
which would aid in scrluion
of the crime. ,
Dr. Clement walked into police
H a ."quarters and announced hcvanien
to give himself up, saying h<
. .v.?. >.Ht
hat; police wove seeking: him.
3L1ND FOR 30 YEARS,
WOMAN REGAINS SIGHT
Carper.tersville, Ind., March 8.?
Vftor SO years of blindness, Mrs.
Lirrie Sillerv, seventy years eid,
ees a grain. Awakening- from u nap,
Mrs. Sillevy, who lives on a farm,
uddenly began to depict various obccts
in the room. The cause has
iaff!ed physicians.
ZIONVILLE HAPPENINGS
Zionville. March 7. ? The friends
f John M. Hodges will regret to
earn of his death, which occurred
!> March i>,t. Funeral services and
ntcrment were at Union church,
"he children present during- his
iekness arid death were: Hart, Roy
nd Charlie Hodges and Ivlrs. '/an.
)avis of Bristol, Teim., Mrs. J- D.
tout of Neva, Teim., Mrs. Lawsoii.
saacs of Lynchburg, Va.. and Will
lodges of Mabel.
E. G. Greer returned last week
rom a business trip to Cincinnati,
>hio. Mr. Greer has two daritrh+erc
esnling in Cincinnati, Mesdames
lhas. Isaacs ami Dana Farthing:.
Mrs. J. C. Jones is quite sick at
he present time.
M. \Y. Eller of Butler, Tenn.. was
ransacting business in the village
uring the past week.
Mrs. W. M. Brown and son of
Iristol, Tenn.. were here Friday to
ttend the funeral of Mr. Hodge.
Rev. K. C. Eggers filled hi3 apointments
at Zionville church Saturday
and Sunday. The Sunday
chool, under thq superintendfendy
f 0. R. Isaacs, is progressing nicely.
X. W. Thomas has been on the
ick list for the past week. E. H.
Yilson is filling his place as R. F. D.
airier.
Two small children of J. A.
'astic are confined to their home
rifh mumps.
(a...... u"?l.- .. i
unv.iiiidii i> iiicutvigui 1.1 IIUUIC;
gain after an absence of several
nonths.
G. C. Greer and Hunter Grogan
f Mountain Ciitv, spent the weeknd
with their families in ZionviUe.
C. T. Warner returned Saturday
rom a Florida hospital where he
las been taking: treatment for several
months.
Claude Grogan with his family
lave moved to Sutherland, where
ic has purchased property.
Miss Vera Byers of Silverstone
pent Monday night in the village.
Howard Greer is rapidly recuperitir.g
from his recent illness and
vas able on Monday to accompany
lis. brother to Boom* where they
ire opening the Greer cafe.
    

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