BOONE SKETCHES By J. C. R. AND HEK NAME WAS MAUD MAUD, a sorrel mule whose heels have in days gone by bit deeply into the wool of many a South Carolina "blue-gum," i? again without a home! Maud, if press accounts ^ arc to be relied on, ft is tilc kickingest hybrid that ever amW ^lcd down a SouthSi V\ ern cotton row . . . 1 ' ^ m| suspicious, contentious, malicious . . . jf a mule to be watchL >_ ed, to be feared. S Reared on a planta *; i^! tion in tlie Palmetto kM State, Maude in earh>> ft jj&b ly life realized her \i '& JSKegk. ' prowess in the any" thing but gentle art J. C. R. of destroying with shiny hooves of "childhood" all things that came within range. * e * ? THROUGH the seven years of her earthly existence Maud s kicking technique has been developed to a high degree . . . her escapades include great physical injury to a score or more drivers, the tearingup of harness in wholesale quaiitities, the wrecking of vehicles too numerous to mention, the demolishing of machinery world without end, the creation of havoc, panic, and what-have-you. A South Carolina chaingang, looked on as a sure- , cure for unruly denizens of Uie , neighboring commonwealth, failed | to reform Maude . . . .she planted on i the walls of that penal institution a j multitude of hoof-marks as a last- j ing memorial to her life of high I crime . . . gun-toting guards and hard-boiled stewards and long-term convicts gave her a wide berth . . . and at last she was given freedom to prevent total uCGtrjctisr. of State property: to restore the calm that preceded her sentence. ? * MAUDE was sold to a Gastonia. N. C i livestock dealer ... in turn she came into the hands of the ERA. Shipped to Watauga County she became the property of 'little Steve Brown, about the handiest mule skinner in this end of Tarheelia . . . and Steve was tickled to a rosy hue with the prospect Her sleek coat and lithe gait bore promise, yea, much prom? ise, of honest toil on Mr. Brown's Brushy Fork farm. Meekly she was led td "Tier new. hotnc . " . meekly, righteously, she munched the fodder placed by her admiring master . . . Maud, good old Maud! ALONG in the wee small hours of next morning Steve was awakened from peaceful siumbers, from radiant dreams ... a squealing, banging, blood-curdling commotion was in full blast at the Brown barnstead. Hastily donning his pantaloons Steve raced to the scene 01 action . . . and j action it was. for Maude, as women- I folks say, had kinda lost her temper . . . she had murder in her heart, fire in her eyes, dynamite in her heels . . . she'd definitely decided to raise merry hell, and hell it was. A companionable animal, selected by Steve as a trace-mate for Maude, was receiving the attention of the enraged brute. Cowering in a corner of the box-stall her piteous squeals mingled despairingly with the tumult . . . planks flew as steel-shod hooves cleft them from quaking studs . . . and above the din of this one-sided battle rose the defiant challange of the primitive Maud ... a challenge to man, brute or devil . . . "come on with yer cannons and stuff . . . I'm ready fcr ye!" * WITH a full-grown shelaleh in his hand and a thorough understanding of mule-beasts in the back of his head, Steve Brown, small in stature but large in spirit, attacked the problem of disciplining Maud. Potent words, stored back for just such special occasions, flowed from Steve . . . unspeakable denunciations, vitriolic bursts of justified blasphemy, sentences and promises and be-dams were cast scientifically on the night air . . . and the good right arm of the master caused the shelaleh to raise welt after welt on Maud's pretty hide. But Steve had met his match . . . Maude can take it, as the expression goes, in large or broken doses ... an incorrigible female if one ever lived! * * * * SO STEVE gave it up . . . the mule has been returned to district ERA headquarters at North Wilkesboro. Maude's tempestous career is perhnpo continuing in ur.ibstcd frenzy down among the foothills, where nubbins have a way of finding themselves encased in glass. And Steve is perfectly willing for some Wilkes County farmer to "enjoy" her company, but warns anyone who has to do with Maude that she'll tackle anything from an elephant to a guineapig. And we've got it straight . . . but please don't mention it . . . that Steve Brown, who leans just a little grain in the opposite direction, now knows just exactly why a mule is in a prominent position on the insignia of Democracy. I Wat An lx VOLUME XLVI. NUMBER 46 HEPBURN AND GA Lifelike Masks Are Exhibited at New York City. 1 NEW YORK.?Doane Powell's exhibi cbrities at the Industrial Arts Expositic here, has created considerable favora worn. Among those on display ere thof Garbo, as shown above. On the -ft, th< Grace Moore of Toronto. Garbo, right, adelphia. Clean-Up Period In a Proclaim] Mayor W. IT. Gragg today calls up- tc on the citizenship to aid in the an- r< nual clean-up campaign which ~ tends throughout next week, and be- ii lieves that full co-operation can make t< of Boone \he nicest little town in p; North Carolina. The text of the May- n or's proclamation is published: bt "To tx*e citizens of the Town of Boor.o, North Carolina: "For the purpose of cleaning up and ai ridding Boone of trash which has ac- ai cunralatde in back-lots and alleyways Ci during the winter and early spring s< months, I hereby designate the period beginning May 16th and continuing through May 25th as Annual Clean-up ai Week. t< "During this period the back and ol front lots of every home and busi- tc ness properly in the city of Boone w should be put in a clean and sanitary tl condition. LitiDrio piacro in uic ll mouths of alleyways will be collect- ei ed by trucks employed by tlic city, vl and property owners are asked to CHAIN LETTERS ( HELD VIOL ATION Posioffice Department Sends Out I. Warning Through Local Office. Mail Increases Here. That so called "chain letters" are being sent through the mails in vio- V\ lalion of the postal laws, is revealed a| in a bulletin recently received by the g local office from the Postoffice Department. The bulletin is signed by 111 W. a;. Keiiey, acting solicitor and ic> 3ays: j tc "The attention of all postmasters is a: called to the fact that the so-called tt 'send a dime' chain letter scheme and v similar enterprises now being operated through tho mails at various r< points is in violation of the postal Sl lottery and fraud statutes (Section 601 and 2350. P. L. & R. 1932). This B information should he communicated h< to all persons making inquiry as to T the legality of the scheme." C1 Local postal officials state that d( since the chain letter scheme invaded this territory there has been a con- isklerable increase in the volume of 1 mail handled. Miller Mill Is Razed By Fire; Loss $700.00 Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the Noah Miller irciat mill and Vm i.ldirtrv i aVi Vimmnd it on the 30th of April, according" to belated information reaching Boone.! The mill, located on Howard's Creek, across the mountain from Boone, had not long since been remodeled and the mill unit was said to have been practically new. Furniture and other household equipment of a tenant was also destroyed in the blaze. Total 103s is estimated at no less than $700. GEORGE M'GFIUF. Meager information tells of the j death of George McGuire in Lenoir last Monday, and while funeral "details are not available, it is understood that the body was returned to the Cove Creek section, this county, for interment. Mr. McGuire was a native Walaugan, but had resided in Caldwell for many years. He leaves a wide relationship in this section. AUG, ldependent Weekly News BOONE, WATAUGA r* r* r-*r-w~* - ? ? - I I KI5U tjtl A L.U" I j. industrial Arts Exposition in May Be Worn. ition of lifelike masks of noted eel- t >n at the Rockefeller Center Forum < ible comment. The masks can he se of Katherine Hepburn and Greta j 2 mask of Hepburn is supported by } is assisted by Kay D'arcy of Phil- j x ij 1 ? i ^ I Designated ttion By Mayor '11'phonr City Hail when they are! i iady for this service. t "The Aldermen in meet- j ig last Friday evening determined x > wage the present clean-up cam- i aign vigorously, to the end that sum- \ ier visitors to this beautifiu city may < p greeted by a spotless and sightly ? orizon. Tliis work, so far as is hu- t lanly possible, will be finished with- i 1 the designated period, and I am sking that property owners co-operte whole-heartedly with their offi- i als. A clean and sanitary city, as 1 x it, would serve as a wonderful t Ivertisernent. for all of lis. ( "An ordinance written many years i go makes it a violation for pig pens, i > be built within Uiree^hundred feiS i f a residence in this city. Please see i > it that this is carried out.- Cows t hicli have been permitted to rove c te streets should also be put on pas- y ire. Let's all work together in this fort to make an attractive and initirig city. t " !,W. H ORAGG. Mayor." r tSCARBROWN IS j INIURtfniNfBAeU liVJUULi/ 111 IjiimJti i: oral Young Man Suffers Brok-|r en Leg in Auto Accident c Near Winston-Salem. Oscar Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. j 1. H. Brown of Boone, is a patient : the Baptist Hospital in Winston- p alem, where he was taken follow- c ig an automobile accident near that . ty Saturday evening. One leg is said c > have been broken below the knee g nd minor injuries sustained when c le automobile in which he and 1 aught Mast were riding left a nar- . >w road and turned over. "Mr. Mast iffered no severe injuries. c Tnfor .ation is that young Mr. a rown is getting along all right, and 5 ?lief is that he will recover rapidly, j he automobile which figured in the ] -ash is said to have been practically 1 smolished. t Front Line Sketches WASHINGTON, D. C.?Frank C. j Walker (above), now right-hand ;< man to the President in the spend- i ] ing of the ?4 800,000.000 work relief : funds, is a perfect example of the "self-made" man. He is extremely 1 modest. He was born in Pennsylva- ] nia, but moved to Montana when quite young, where he was quite < successful in law. He moved East in 1925 as head counsel for a the- 1 atre group. He was consistently refused political appointments. \ DE paper?Established in t!r COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, ASSEMBLY QUITS; LIQUOR BILLS ARE PASSED AT CLOSE Sigh teen Counties of East Carolina Join in Gaining Exemption from Dry Laws. 3FFORT MADE TO REVIVE DAY S "WET" MEASURE L'nusual Condition Brought About as Wets Push Advantage Saturday. Graham Announces Candidacy. A Resume of New laws. By Ml. R. DUNN AG vN (Special Correspondent) RALEIGH, N. C.?The 1935 Genial Assembly adjourned sine die at 12 o'clock, officially, 3 o'clock. Satirday afternoon, actually, after it bad ihot the Turlington dry law full of iples by exempting 18 counties from ts provisions and providing for liquor :ontrol boards in such counties if the Sectors vote for them in elections o be called by the county commissioners. A last-minute effort to revive the Pay liquor control bill at the afternidnight session of the Senate Satlrday morning failed, although it onlff>iI fnr a timf> that Ihi> tujn.thi'rrlo Required might, be rallied, as senator liter senator called attention to the :razy-quilt of vet and dry counties tnd realized that the 18 counties von J a have legal liquor, from which he State would receive no revenue. These consistently dry Senators, lot ably A. Hall Johnston, Buncombe, mii Paul Grady. Johnston, led the eight, for a reconsideration of the Day )iil, but it had received the legislate, "clincher" when it was killed, equiring a uyo-thirdS vote tc revive t. But for that "clincher" it would lave been enacted, as the vote to reconsider was 18 for and 16 against? ind dry folks were in effect kicking hemsclves for what may think was indue action then. Dry Sentiment Changed What apparently started as a dry legislature had so far changed its dews, supposedly in accordance with he changed views of their constituents, that the content of beer was aised to five per cent, wine may now >e made, transported, shipped or sold n any county of the State, content, imited only by its "natural fermenation," and in 18 counties, all but me eastern, if the voters approve >y majority vote, liquor can be handed in any way. New Hanover, with resorts, was he first to break through the boneIry Turlington act, a bill exempting if. Pasquotank followed, the bill passrig the House. The Senate added othr counties, which action the House approved. On the final day a law was nactcd making legal, on vote of the >eople, liquor in th03e and these counics: Pitt, Martin, Beaufort, Halifax, Cdgecombe. Craven, Warren, Vance, franklin, Rockingham, Lenoir, Nash, Jreene, Wilson and Carteret, and in JcNeill's and Mineral Springs Townhips, Moore County, in which are loated the Southern Pines and Pinelurst resort places. Efforts were made in new bills >assed by the House Saturday to inilude Chowan, Durham and Lee counies in the exemptions, but they died n the last-minute rush, the Senate leciding to take up nothing new. Senitor U. L. Spence failed finany to get >ver his bill to allow Moore County to nanufacture, transport, ship and sell vines and brandies from fruits and )erries. Also, Senator Steele, Iredell, arlent dry, failed to have his county md several others exempeed from the State-wide wine law. The Senate massed his bill after a fight, but the douse killed it. Others have joined iim and his biil would have exemptid from the wine law Iredell. Cataw>a, Cabarrus. Granville, Swain, Gas(Continued on Page 3) T* J I ?? ? ? * wnguc V^UIIU LiU5CS Eye from Air Rifle Junior, six-year-old son of Mr. and Sirs. Charles Teague of Boone, suffered the loss of an eye last week, vlien it was struck by a shot from an lir rifle, said to have been in the lands of a playmate, Fred Hodges, an ilder boy. The child was taken to a specialist at Elizabelhton, Tcnr.., folowing the injury and information fivon his father indicates that the oss of the eye is inevitable. PICNIC AT FISH HATCHERY The employees of Belk-White Company gave a picnic at the Fish Hatchery Friday night, honoring Mr. and Mrs. John Conway and son, John Spencer. The following persons enjoyed the outing: Mr. and Mrs. Brantley Duncan, Miss Grace Gragg. Miss Eva Kirkman, Miss Willie Jean Gragg Mrs. Joe Kirkman, Mrs. W. L. Trivott, Miss Ruby Trivette, Mrs. T. R Conway of Lenoir, Dana Cowlcs, Jack Gragg. Pinkney Johnson. Couz Dotson, Mrs. W. W. Gragg, Mr. and Mrs Conway and son. :moc te Year Eighteen Eighty-E THURSDAY, MAY 16. 1935 Watauga Un< Board Educs Sheriff's Bill c j Hoey's Hat in the Ring CLYDE R. HOEY, Shelby lawyer and former Congressman, Wednesday morning declared himself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 1936. Mr. Hoey, recognized as a leading exponent of the Do- ' mocracy and a crusading dry, made ; no mention of the liquor question, j which was more or less expected, i His announcement conies close on ' the heels of one by Lieutenant Gov- j ernor A. H. Graham. city councilIn j firstmeeting Chief Gross and Mr. Shoemaker Resign: Wiley Day Named As rolieeman. Mayor W. H. Gragg and the newlyelected Board of Aldermen took over the affairs of the town last Wednesday evening- and held their first business meeting Friday night al; which little other than routine matters were discussed. A. L. Gross tendered his resignation as Police Chief, under the assumption that to the victor belong the spoils, and A. C. Shoemaker who has been water commissioner for the past seven years likewise withdrew. Wiley Da3r, well-known deputy sheriff, was appointed as police officer, j while Joe Greer is looking after the j I water system and street work Patch ! One of the first nets r?f the new! I administration ia to repair the side-1 walks of the town, and the broken I concrete is being dug out through main street and the paving will be patched in substantial manner. Un- j derate riding is that there is a possibility of securing some of the Public Works money for the improvement of other streets in the town. Edward Lovill Gets Annapolis Designation | Edward Francis J^ovill, son of Mr. j and Mrs. Cooge Lovill of Boone, and j great-grandson of the late Captain Lovill whose name he bears, has been I appointed to the Naval Academy at Annapolis, through the office of Congressman Robert L. Doughton. The appointment, which is for this year's classes, comes as an honor to the local youth, who is expected to gain admission to Annapolis following the examination to br held there early in June. Young Lovill has -?ust graduated from the Boone High School as an honor student. Three Are Tried for ViolafiATH r\f Hftr I aure ? \/iUVlV(I M-T JL jr UMTT 0 Three cases for violation of the State prohibition laws constituted the docket in Recorders Court Tuesday. Hubert Thomas and H. A. Hagaman submitted to charges of having sold a small quantity of liquor, were each fined $25 and the cost, and sentenced to six months on the roads, the sentences in both cases having been suspended. Jesse street, Tennesseean, was fined $65 and the costs for possession and transporting liquor. HISTORICAL COMMISSION RALEIGH, N. C.?Governor Ehr, inghaus has appointed members of the N. C. Historical Commission as . follows: Justice Heriot Clarkson, re: appointed; George McNeill, Fayette ville: Dr. James Moore McConnell, .'Davidson College; Senator J. Allen Dunn. Salisbury. R AT ight 81.50 PER YEAR ler Primary; ition Raised; leets Death > W". A|g lion for Nominations by Di' 3 Vote Meets Success in 6? General Assembly. Btffi^D OF EDUCATION IS REASED TO 5 MEMBERS Clyde Perry and li. T. Greer Slated io Pill Out Expanded Educational Body. Bill to Force Increase ??1 C9III-1I1I ? ?i.> IViUL'U. Watauga County was placed under the General Primary Law, the Board of Education was increased from three to five members, and a Senate bill providing a mandatory increase in the Sheriffs' pay was killed in the closing days of the States' second longest legislative session on record. The primary law, which does away with the nominating convention in slating local tickets, was ratified last Friday, having been introduced by Representative Meekins of Caldwell at the request of Democratic officials and party leaders in this county, in the absence of Representative Swift, and because of his illness. The text of the bill is as follows: "Section 2. That section six thousand and fifty-four of volume three of the Consolidated Statutes be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word 'Watauga* in line eight of said section, it being the intent and purpose of this act to place Watauga County under the operation of the State-wide primary law. "Section 2 That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. "Section 3. That this act shall he in full force and effect from an after its ratification." Education Board Increased Representative Meekins also introduced a bill in the House Saturday to increase the membership of the Watauga County Board of Education from three to five members. Information is that the bill passed the Senate and was one of the last to be ratified and become a law Saturday afternoon. Under the terms of the bill, it is understood, former Representative Roby Greer and Clyde Perry, Beaver Dam merchant, are added to the board and will serve with J. B. Horton, Will C. Walker and T. H. Coffey Jr., who have served in this capacity for the past six years and who had already been reappointed; Sheriff's Bill Killed Another bill of local interest and which was reported killed in the House on Friday, provided that a raise in the Sheriffs' salary should bei come a mandatory duty of the Board of County commissioners. The Sheriff would have received $150 per month, the usual fees, and a chief deputy would receive SI.000 a year. The bill, which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Steele of Iredell and which passed that body, was also designed to repeal Representative I Swift's law, which would leave the j matter of pay increase up to the County Commissioners, provided the annual stipend should not exceed $1,800. The text of the Steele bill is as follows: "Section 1. That the Sheriff of Watauga County shall receive a salary of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum, payable in equal monthly installments of one hundred fifty dollars and he shall also receive the usual fees. The chief deputy sheriff shall receive a salary of one thour>.\Ywl l^nllxYO nn,. oaau wuaio ^ici aiuiuill, pajttOlc ill equal monthly installments. "Section 2. That House Bill six hundred and sixty-eight ratified April fourth one thousands nine hundred and thirty-five and all laws and claust.i of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. "Section 3. That this act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification." MRS. J. M. DAY CONDUCTS EDUCATIONAL MEETING Mrs. J. M. Day, supe:*visor of Adult Education, Western District, held an all-day meeting for adult teachers in Watauga on Tuesday, May 14th, at the Demonstration School. The teachers gave some very interesting reports concerning their wTork. Mrs. Day is now planning for a commencement to be held in Ashcville on June 1st. A national speak- g er will be present and about three thousand students from the Western District are expected to attend. Three hundred members of Watauga classes are making arrangements to be present for the exercises. During the entire year eight hundred and thirty-six students have been enrolled in this county, and two hundred and ninety-two out of this number are receiving certificates. Certain standards must be reached before they receive certificates.