\ By J. C. R.
if ?? ?
THE LADY IN RED
... the boys are all crazy 'bout
the lady in red" . . . but thats' a different
story. A few davs aeo. lust
:?f?er our one and only wife loft on
3 ..v an extended visit to
' the plains country,
^ and an imagination
which had been im'
^ prisoned for years
and years by the sa+0*-.
*** '<j cred, at least bindJ
ing shackles of matk
. rimony, begun to
** (unction normally,
i : * so to speak ... a
^ v blonde vision of
f Mi loveliness flitted
1 ili /j5$y _ across the. trail of
this lowly one . . .
n n" about a hundred and
twenty pounds of distracting, devastating.
demoralizing woman-flesh . . .
a true product of the cctlon belt . . .
Southern accent and everything!
* ? ? t
A wee strain of chivalry ... a carryover.
perhaps, from the era of
hoop skirts, mint-juleps and Simon
T agrees . . prompted the Sketch
Man to double his angular chassis,
scissors lixe, each time the queen he
passed ... to doff his fedora alter
the fashion of ante nellum gallants.
Of course, this femme savanta (apologizing
for the French) little knew,
and little cared, for the attentions of
a frazzled father-of-t\vo . . . but
what's the difference??why, not
even any! Those blonde curls, coiffcd
strictly according to the modern
fiend, had tickled an out-of-date Romeo's
fancy ... a rather exacting
fa rev, it used to be.
But the blonde came up missing ...
evening after evening this scribe
wandei od along the streets, yearning |
f..? insr nno mora no en at the cor-:
??niis object. Finally, dejected and
footsore, he feebly dragged himself to
the bar of Doc Rhyne's soft drink saloon
. . . with palsied fingers he j
grasped a coca-cola, spiked heavily j
with aromatic spirits . . . determined i
to find solace in an orgy of reckless-,
rtess. At a table nearby sat a lady . . .
a pretty lady with a saucy hat tilted j
hellishly over a mass of fiery curls.
Guess it must have been the tantalizing
flicker of an eyelash that
I fetched recognition . . . oh, tut, tut,
( tut, . . . 'twas the blonde, 'twas the
y blonde, that glorious creature . . . disguised
by Pat or Peggy?a walking
example of these changing times . . .
these Roosevelt times!
The dreai was busted, the drink j
uhdrunk . . . the "romance" ended i
. peroxide had yielded to the Titian
u'.iiucuce: uie sKcicn Man &mt)iedi
away, disgusted, disillusioned! Rut
over his shoulder came the squeaky
voice of an impressionable youth .
4'The lady in red . . . the boys are all |
crazy 'bout the lady in red . .
"OFF THE WAGON"
J. M. "Poss" Foster, native ofj
Blowing Rock who for the past three j
months has been employed in the
State of Ohio, returned to the cherished
precincts of his homeland a couple
of weeks back In days agone,
friend "Poss" has had a heap of trouble
with his drinking matters . . . fact
is, he's been about the most lockedup
individual ever to cross the path
of the local constabulary . . . simply
because he never could tell when
he had enough of the free-flowing,
outlawed beverages uf the Northwest
highlands. But "Poss" had mounted
the well-known wagon of temperance
and sobriety in the Buckeye State . . .
during idle moments he'd established
* within his bosom a sacrificial determination
to follow in the footsteps of
those arid immortals . . . Carrie Nation.
Bryan. Johnson, et al.
Liquor stores, where legal grog
reached the parched palate without
the customary wink and nod of this
prohibitory province, failed to shake
the nerve of the affable "Poss" . . .
there were plenty of them ... he was
a post-graduate from the school of
/r self-denial. Bui back in Blowing Rock
. . . well, anyway, "Poss" just couldn't
take it. Maybe it was the altitude
. . . maybe it was a spirit of
celebration which embraced the visitor
. . . maybe it wa3 just a plain
case of "weak-knccs" ... be that as
it may, "Poss" slipped irom the aqua
pura vehicle, was hailed before a
stern justice on a charge of public
drunkenness, and was politely invited
to contribute $13.75 to the school
fund . . . which lie did!
? # ?
The temperance zeal has flamed
anew in the bosom of "Poss" Foster,
again his lapel bears the white ribbon
of the crusader . . . but "Poss" is on
his way back to the wet State of
Ohio where, taking the very words
from his own mouth, "it's a darned
sight easier to stay sober than in this
here DRY country . . . bah."
Farmers planning to seed alfalfa
this fall, should keep in mind that
preparation of the land should begin
in July, say extension workers at
VOLUME XLV11. KU.MBKK 1
?_/ V/ A A A
Generous Rains and Warm Sn
Forget Disastrous D"
! j| I : j(l|
DES MOINES# 1CVVA. Generous r
out America's food belt. Texas to ?.?
1 this year with drought weeks and
Fhoto shows June Caldwell, former I<
heavily filled wheat field near here.
COL. FEED A. OLDS
DIES IN RALEIGH;
Popular State Historian Dies After
Long Illness. Funeral
Col. Fred Olds, SI years ol age.
died in a hospital at Raleigh on Tuea- f
day afternoon. Infirmities that ac-1
company advanced age were blamed i
for the demise of the popular gentle-1
man who was the idol of youth j
throughout the State for naif a century.
For six months he had lain in a
stupor on his bod In the infirmary
of the State Hospital. The end came
at 0:20 p. m. while a 'Hospital attend
ant sat by Colonel Olds' bed.
Funeral services were conducted j
from Christ Church Wednesday aft- i
ernoon at 5 o'clock by Rev. Harvey j
A. Cox, assistant rector, and inter-]
ment took place in Oakwood Ceme-;
terv, Raleigh. Col. Olds' nearest rel- j
ative, a grandson, Fred C. Olds of
Ahalene, Texas, was unable to attend
Mainly a historian and a lover of
humanity, Colonel Olds is also re- j
i memhered for his newspaper career j
I Po lftjoK V><\ woo - Afjjtgy
of The News and Observer and also
worked on other staffs; for his six
] years of civic service, beginning in
1906, as secretary of the Raleigh j
Chamber of Commerce; for his organization
of numerous child groups; j
i for his histories of all the State's
j counties and his frequent short con;
tributions on historical subjects; and
i for his visits to North Carolina mili- j
| tary camps during the SpanishAmerican
War and the World War.
i Colonel Olds founded the State Hall
i of History, without compensation, in
1887, and since that date he escort:
ed 300,000 visitors on rounds of sightseeing
in the Capital City. Practicalj
ly all of his charges were children,
j and it was among the younger ele'
ment of the State's population that
j Colonel Olds loved best and was best
The Colonel spent many summers
. in Boone and Blowing Rock and was
] well known to many Wataugans.
BRIDGE TOLLS REMOVED
Tolls on the Wright Memorial
.Bridge over Currituck Sound and the
sand hank Roanoke Island bridge in
Dare County, are expected to bo removed
this week. The State has purchased
the Wright Memorial corporation-owned
bridge and it is to be
turned over at once .and negotiations
i for the Dare County bridge are expected
to be completed this week.
Thev cost S150.000 each.
TO iiECRI IT NAVY MEN
Forty-eight men will be enlisted as
I apprentice seamen and ten men as
mess attendants in the U. S. Navy
from the Carolinas during the month
of July. Only men of the negro race
; are eligible for enlistment as mess
Applicants to fill the above quota
are being accepted daily at all Navy
recruiting stations in the Carolinas
between 9 a. m. and \ p. m. on week
: days, and 9 to 1 p. m. on Saturdays.
The pine seed broadcasted in Lee
and Moore counties in early March
did not come up to a full stand tho*
there is a fair stand of the loblolly
I seedlings. ~ ? 5 "g leaf seed did not
| germinate *>o well.
Independent Weekly Ne\
BOONE. WAT AUG.
inshine Cause Middle West to
Storms of Last Winter.
ains ami abundant sunshine Lhroughinnesota,
now indicate bumper crops
dust storms of last year forgotten.
3\va 4-H Club queen, waist deep in a
Watauga County Gets $8,310 in
Addition to Allotment
In accordance with standards
adopted, the State School Commission
has certified an allotment ol
funds to Watauga County as follows,
Salary clerical assistants, >530
County Board of Education, $100; instructional
supplies, $310; wages ol
janitors $1,280; fuel, $2,150; water
light and power, $213; janitors* supplies,
Transportation: Wages of drivers
$952; gas, oil and grease, $1,305; mechanics;
$420; parts, tires and tubes
Total amount allotted to Wataugf
Salaries of teachers have not beer
determined and no certification of al
lotments have been received for thi:
item, however, it is expected to b<
increased about 20 per cent over last
LEGION AUXILIARY TO MEET
The American Legion Auxiliary
rwiii tnccL vviul 2ut5r vuoTtCo YCUHC!
and Mrs. B. K. Osborne at the hom<
jof Mrs. Younce on Friday night, Julj
5th. The election of officers for th<
j coming" year and much import&nl
business is to be taken up. All mem
bers are urged to attend.
The Democrat's good friend, Mr
: n a Trint-r ?
I business visitor in town Wednesday
[Timely JNews Bi
iFroni Raleigh I
By M. R. DUNN AG AN
i Special Correspondent)
] RALEIGH. N. C.?Young Demo
[cratic Clubs of North Carolina tumei
j down their committee's resolut*>i
] asking Governor Ehringhaus to con
jvene a special session of the Genera
J Assembly to deal with the liquo
j question and adopted another askinj
'for a State control system as soon a
j possible, at the convention here las
week, heard Rush D. Holt, youthfn
West Virginia Senator, and Senator
j Bailey and Reynolds, and Governo
jEhringhaus, and. without contest i:
!a single instance, elected officers a
Mrs. Bessie B Phoenix, Raieigl
president; James A. Abemethv Jr
Lir. colnton. vice-president; John Ed
wards. Franklin, secretary, and Na
j than Haskett. Wilmington, treasurer
j Judge Sam Catliey, Asheville, nation
ial committeeman, and Miss Winfre
Baggett, Lillington. national commit
tee woman. Invitations for the 193
convention were received from Wil
mington, Greensboro and Charlotte.
I Unit onnoVinw nt fV?/ ? Co(
urday night banquet, advised th
Young Democrats not to be puppet
acting in response to strings pulle
by any machine, for the older organ
zation which courted them when i
wanted votes and promptly squelche
any ambitions the youngsters migli
have. He had bucked and whipped th
I old West Virginia organization to gc
his nomination. He asked for a chanc
for the young people, college grac
juates and others, who want work.
vspaper?Established in the
ft. COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA, T
EREER AND PERRY "
SWORN INTO DOTY
1 ON SCHOOL BODY i
I Board of Education Now Composed
of Five Members. Hold
Meeting on Monday.
I SCHOOLS WILL BEGIN
FIRST OF SEPTEMBER
j Final Action Delayed on Many Important
Matters, and Full Meeting
Will Be Held at ail Early
Date, Says Walker.
Watauga County's five-member
Board of Education held its first
meeting Monday, following the induction
into office of It. T. Greer,
former representative, and Clyde j
Perry, Beaver Dam merchant, whoj
j were named as new members by an
act of the last session of the legisla- ^
i turej Will C. Walker, Thomas H. Cof- j
j fey and J. B. Morton are the other ^
i members of the bod3r and have served j
! since 1929.
Some pressing matters were con- 2
sidered by the new board, but in most <
instances final action was delayed. _
i Principal business wan in setting the
I date for the opening of the schools }t
| for the 1934-35 term, the first week A
in September being designated. The _
following factors weighed heavily in r
the decision: Enabling teachers to a.
| attend the second term of summer
school to raise their certificates; the ^
jfact that all buses must run sitkiuljlancously;
schools beginning at the
I same time will aid in the cstablish|!
merit of a better county-wide educa'
i tional program. Tlie factors of good
i attendance and less luel for the J13
- iuutti.il ut Augna'i aiau itmi u ucai 11 ie.
11 The Etatc Superintendent has in- Ul
cheated that schools starting; eai'iy jr
will not get rental text books this sf
year but will have to wait until next re
5 Superintendent \V. H. Walker an- 3
j nounces that the Board of Education p
will gather in special session within t
[ a short time for the purpose of mak- jj
' ing out the school budget. All piin- rc
i. cipals and committeemen having re- rf
quests to make should make their, in a,
? writing qna piacp with the Superin- ir
Only Seven Weddings a.
I During Month of June
1 I R
June, the month most favored by R
1 i those w i t h conjugal intentions, j t
" j brought scant business to the local io
JI wedding license bureau, according tojai
- the records of Miss Helen Underdown,
Register of Deeds. Only seven ci
couples were licensed to wed, during fl
the month, the number falling far ti
below the average for June. Those c<
t securing licenses were: o:
- LiiuuS?y Cagtc, v>al'uingc, ttiiu eivii
ith Thomas, Franklin; Allie Miller,
r Triplett, and Clemmie Miller, Deep f
5 Gap; Hiram Hodges, Vilas, and Eut
lala Barnes, Boone; Claude Edmisten,
- Valle Crucis, to Maxie Mae Greene
Vilas; Gordon Winkler, Boone, and
Iva Dean Wilson, Boone; David Far- j?
- thing. Sugar Grove, to boy Greer e
f Farthing, Sugar Grove; H. M. Bivf
ens, Monroe, to Edna Staley, Red- s
dies River. e
revities GatKered lt
liid Entire Statej3
Senator Reynolds introduced him.
Governor Ehringhaus gave an ac- li
-; counting of the stewardship of the A
3 State administration and lauded the n
n Young Democrats for their partici- o
- pation. Senator Bailey had previously i:
i recounted achievements and hopes of 1
r President Roosevelt and the national p
? administration. ii
3 The two-dav meeting was marked p
t by unusual and unexpected harmony, u
iJ (It was a sort of "convention of car.- ^
s didatcs. announced and potential, conr
stantly milling around among the 300
u in attendance. Doyle Alley, Waynes- t
s ville, retiring president, presided. li
i. THE UQliOR QUESTION c
The legal status of the North Caro- i
i- line 18-county-two-township spotted v
liquor laws is r.ow about 50-50 as the r
, ; result oi decisions oi ."judges in "AC o
i- j cases in which _n junctions have been li
d j brought and decided.
- Judge J. Paul Frizzelle held the
6 I New Hanover act and the Pasquotank
I- j act, as it applies to Greene County, i s
unconstitutional, but did not restrain t
> i holding scheduled elections in New a
e I Hanover and Greene. Judge Clawson a
3, j Williani3 held the Pasquotank uncon- r
d j stitutional. as it applies to Franklin f
i-, County, and made permanent the or- I
itjder restraining holding the scheduled t
<i; election. Judge W. A. Devin held the
it j Pasquotank act constitutional, as apie!
plying to Warren, Vance and Halifax (
?t; counties, and allowed continuance of g
e! plans for elections in Warren and t
(Continued on Page 3) f
Year Eighteen Eighty HURSDAY.
JULY 4. 1935
Mrs. Woodward Named Assistant
; i - /'
JACKSON. MISS.?Above is Mrs
CUen S. Woodward of this city win
las been appointed assistant Work
Progress and assistant JSraergcnc:
belief Administrator by Harry L
tlppkins. She is to have charge o
seedy women relief problems thru
nit the country.
named by junior:
I. O. Robertson Will Serve i
Councilor. Greer and Canipe
New officers were installed by U
aniel Boone Council, Jr. O. U. W
onuay fiignt, July isi. uismcr-uej
,y Clyde R. Greene acted as instal
g- officer. The following were ii
ailed as officers for the ensuir
W. O. Robertson, Councilor; V. "
rown, Vice-Councilor; R. D. Hodge
inancial Secretary; B. K. Osborn
reasurer; J. C. Canipe, Chaplaii
Inney Walker, Corresponding Se
.tary; Council Cooke, Assistant Se
ttary; S. M. Aycrs, Conductor; Hov
rd Shore, Warden; T. A. Weave
iside Sentinel; Bynum Greene, Ou
e. * Two
members of the local count
re being recommended for State o
cers. Prof. I. G. Greer has been ei
>rsed for State Vice-Councilor at
ev. J. C. Canipe for State Chaplai
oth have the endorsement of tl
hird District as well as the loc
>dge and numerous other counci
At a recent meeting the local cou
il made plans to present Bibles ai
ags to different schools througho
ie county this fall. This is in a
^rd with the customs and principl
f the order.
'our Cases Are Heard
In Recorders Coui
Judge John K. Bingham passed o
idgments in four cases in Recor
rs Court Tuesday, as follows:
Paul Klutz, drunkenness and ?
suit on female, six months suspen
rl during good behavior.
Arnold Church, violating prohil
lop laws. $25 and the costs.
Claud Greer, violating prohibit!
iws. $25 and the cost.
A. C. Williams, forgery, bound
uperior Court under bond of $40(
QUADRUPLETS MAY VISIT 1IEI
The famed Keys quadruplets of Hi
s. Okla., who will visit friends
forganton during the month, a
ounced appearances in several tow
f the State Monday, and informati
s that a date for Boone is pendii
lie four young ladies are not sta
erformers, but have attracted wi
nterest everywhere they have ?
eared. They are described as uni
REUNION SPANISH WAR VET
The State reunion of Veterans
he Spanish-American War will
eld in Hickory July 14-15-16, accoi
ng to information given The Derr
rat by Mr. Albert Watson of Booi
lr. Watson is anxious to have
eterans interested in attending t
eunion get in touch with him
nee. Twelve Spanish War vetera
Vfi in WfttaiiPfl Cftimtv
? o? ?? "J
OIL DEALKRS MEET
Eighteen manager, of Standard <
tations in the Hickory district ?
hered in a regular monthly meeti
.t the Daniel Boone Hotel Mond
ftemoon, at which routine businc
natters were discussed. A banqi
allowed the business session. L.
5a.-is of Hickory was in charge
Lospedeza seeded on small grain
^cawoa County has begun vigorc
growth now that the grain has be
larvested. The outlook is for a hea
>roduction of both hay and seed ti
$1.50 PER YEAR
BRIGHT FOR NEW
-! POSTOFFICE HERE
i Movement toim:tt Federal Building
Re pup Made.
NICIIOL SAJ | -SEED FOR
NEW QU/ I 'FRS URGENT
Inv?*stigalor Boone Should
Have Quarleii JS iit by <?o\eminent.
and There Is
a ii oeiPoiiince.
The prospect that within the not
distant future the Boone pestoffice
; nay be housed in a brand-new Federal
building:, was heightened last
week when H. R. Nichols, special investigator
for the Posloffice Department.
was a visitor in Boone, looked
!- over the situation, and was frank in
0 j stating that there is a crying need
s | for more adequate housing facilities
Y for the postal service.
' Mr. Nichols made his report to
f Washington in which, his conversation
would indicate, he might have
advocated the approval of the Boone
_ j project, and there is local belief that
^ | the Government will soon call for
! proposals from property owners look'
I ing to the purchase of a suitable
SI site. When the proposals are received,
j it is understood, the price element
will be weighed against the geo|
graphical advantages, and a decisis
lion made. It was pointed out, however.
that the Government would not
contemplate the expenditure of any
extravagant sum for a lot, perhaps
no more than four or five thousand
r . Should Have Local Agreement
Mr; ivicnois tola *rrrc Democrat
I-1 that a great deal will depend upon
a- the attitude of the people of the
ig town with regard to the final outcome
of the proposal. He stated that
should there be a general agreement
s, among the patrons of the postoffice
e. as to location, the chances for the
a; construction of the building would
c- be greatly enhanced. A divided opinc
ion and subsequent local bickering,
v- ne believes, might prove fatal, even
t, if the department should give pret
liminary approval to the project.
m- Mr. ?^ichoIS,indicated .t*m& were
different available lqcations in town
iil which would meet the specifications
'f- of the Government, and thinks it enn
tirely possible that the project might
id gain approval,
ai Welfare Board Puts Ban
ls Or? All Public Meetings
County Superintendent Howard
ut Walker has received word from Mrs.
c" W. T. Bost, State Commissioner of
^ Wcifare, that all special conferences
and institutes at Chapel Hill have
been cancelled or postopned on account
of the infantile paralysis epidemic.
This includes the Public Wel?f.ifare
Institute scheduled for Julv 8 to
1 v j 12. Mrs. Bost states that a decline
! in the epidemic couid scarcely be ex,
! pccted before the middle of August.
BALD MOUNTAIN FARMERS
TO MEET NEXT SATIRDAY
The farmers of Bald Mountain
01" Township will meet at the school
house at Todd, >7. C\, on Saturday
on afternoon, July 6, at 2:00 to elect a
committee of three men who will seto
lect the T. V. A. demonstration farms
in that township. There may be as
many as three demonstration farms
IE placed in the Bald Mountain Townol
ship, according to Agent W. B. Colin
lins, and a large number of farmers
in- in that area should attend the mectns
ing at Todd on Saturday afternoon.
lg. AMERICAN LEGION POST TO
ge ELECT NEW OFFICERS
ip- At the regular monthly meeting of
is- j Watauga Post, American Legion, on
J Friday night. July 7th. officers are
i to be elected for the coining year and
S delegates selected to represent the
of local post at the State convention
be in Fayetteville August 4-5-6. All
d- members are urged to be present.
le. PLAYCRAFTERS TO PRESENT
all FIRST SUMMER PRODUCTION
at The Playcrafters of Appalachian
ns State Teachers College will present
their first summer production Saturady
night at 8:30. The production
will be a repeat performance of "Ly3il
sisttata," a Greek comedy of Arispa
tophanes. The brilliant costumes, the
ng varied action, the lighting effects, toay
gether with the subtle story, go to
iss form one of the most beautiful specict
tacles ever to be presented on the
A. local stage. More than forty characof
ters take part in the play.
An extra feature of the program
is the music composed specially for
in the play by a local boy, Roy Greene.
us The production is being presented
>en complimentary by the college admin vy
istration. The dramatic direction is
his by Mr. Antonakos and the musical }
direction by Miss Wary.
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