North Carolina Newspapers

By j. C R.
Did you ever stand at the top of
that beautiful waterfall near Valle
Cruets, where gurgling, laughing
. Dutch Creek plung** "
| es o<8h,y feet, so the
neighbors say, from
ij" TBN a moss-grown wall
| *? of granite to a crysjr
tal po?r beneath ? ...
wel I di( ! And what
if " j an eyeful! . . . state1
M 'y hemlocks, slender
| $||P'v*?{i poplars, magnificent
i <s oaks, standing scnti'
i . $&?*' nel over a far-flung
orchard of rhododendron
and niount=sa
tain laurel . . . over
"Jim" a tangled infinity of
mountain loveliness! Down
throue.ii this canyon of green boughs, i
and limpid pools, and white rapids, |
ar. 1 waving wild-flowers the vision j
wanders to Valley Mountain with its !
patchy acres of corn ground, its min-!
iature pastures, its grazing flocks . . . j
to rustic homes ill the valley where !
happy children play! A trout?one of
the native speckled kind? splashes
the pool as he seeks a belated dinner
... a bob-white calls his mate from
a distant grain fieid ... a late sun
sends shafts of gold through the secluded
bower . . . and you turn your
back, reluctantly, on something that
will live in mcm'ry for many a day!
That's Dutch Creek Falls . . . which
lies within the hospitable precincts of
Valle Crucis!
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Did you ever pauae for a just a :
moment in the gap of Rich Moun- .
tain . . . along about sunset . . . when !
Mother Nature has brought out her:
pallet, her brushes and colors to
splash heavenly designs on the west- j
ern skies ... to gild, during the receding
momenta of twilight, a landscape
to halt the feeble breath of
man? No? Well I did! Away to
the left of you lies Grandfather's face,
carved in ancient stone ... a wreath i
of filmy cloud caught in his whis- j
iters . . . and Hanging Rock, which !
guards the enterprising village of i
Banner Elk . . . and the towering pinnacles
of the Beech . . . and the crest
of the Roan with its magnificent balsams
hidden by the blue haze of distance
. . . and the far-away Unakas
of East Tennessee . . . and the smoky j
spires of countless mountain chains j
not catalogued ia the Sketch Man's
mind! The scene is fast changing . . .
darkness settles in the tiny valleys
. . . lights appear in the windows of
many a distant cot . . . the crest of
Rich Mountain carries its last flush i
of subdued gold . . . day is done!
* * * *
Did you ever stop at Lawyer Lcvill's
home, just west of the village, 1
as night draws on her ebon garments
... to puff a pipe on his wide veran- i
da ... to enjoy his stories and
strengthening philosophy? Well, I
did! A embryonic imill wheel in the;
nearby brook lends its cheerful tunc j
to a chorus of crickets ... a screech
owl, 'way up on the face of the Pinnacle
offers his plaintive call ... a
breeze, carrying' the chilling hint of
approaching fall weather stirs the
tall Lombardy poplars and tama!
rnnlrc ^ ? ? ? -
. . . jruu jcoii uccp ui yuur rutiving
chair . . . inhale a couple of good
deep draws of the Lawyer's "hillside
navy" . . . you draw your coat closer
. . . and kinds wonder why you ever
have. ^o ?ee,Te It all1 - whv vou ever
have to worry over installment collectors
. . . over printing newspapers
. . . over past-due notes . . . over grocery
bills . . . over the opinions of
other people . . . over a thousand and
one of those pesky little things that
make life miserable for we of the two\
legged horde? A visit up to Lawyer
Lovill's house during the early night
hours makes a fellow feel that way!
Here's a little ditty we gleaned from
the Christian Herald ... a good story. 1
and something to fill this column:
It it's brains you're looking for,
I've just heard of some you'll be
bound to respect. Out in Omaha, the
officials who hire men for the Farm
Credit Bureau have one of those highly
scientific intelligence tests to which
every candidate is subjected. Up to a
few days ago, these tests included a
couple of catch questions?the kind
that couldn't be answered. You proved j
you had brains by not trying to answer
them. Well, all went according
to plan until a young University of
Iowa graduate turned up for the exams.
He was aSked the two questions
?and to the horror of the scientists
he answered both of them. Here they
are, with his answers:
"How long," reafd the question, "is
a piece of string?"
"A piece of string," said the bright
hoy from Iowa, "la twice as long as
the distance between its center and
cither end." Think over that one.
"How far," read the second question,
"can a dog run into the woods ?"
To which the young Iowan answered:
"A dog can run only half
way into the woods. After that he's
running out of the woods."
The joke was on the scientists. But
that's only half the joke. For the
test contained another question; one
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Eleven Children Born to Canadian
Wife Since 1926.
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Mrs. Lilly Kenny, mother of fourteen
children, 11 of whom were
born since October 21, 1926. Below
is Mrs. Grace Bagr.ato, mother of
23, nine of which were horn since
October, 1926. These two lead in
the baby derby to win the Millar
will bequest of ?500,000 to the Toronto
mother giving birth to the
most children between October 31,
1926, and October 31, 1936.
Former Resident of Watauga
Dies After Long Illness. Sister
Resides at Peoria.
The. Crossville (Tenn.) Courier tells
of the death of Mr. J. L. Gryder, 77
year old, who passed away at his
farm home near that place on August
23rd, after a long illness.
FMr.eral services were held in the
Crossville Baptist Church on Sunday,
the 25tli. The body was taken to his
old home in Jefferson County where
interment was made in Shady Grove
Surviving are two daughters. Miss
Nola Gryder, who has been a teacher
in the Crossvillc city schools for several
years, and Mrs. J. E. Nelson, who
livis with her hue1.and on a farm adjoining
the Gryder home place. He
also leaves a brother, J. N. Gryder,
of Crossville, and a sister, Mrs. S. C.
Greene, of Peoria.
Mr. Gryder was a most excellent
Christian gentleman and enjoyed the
friendship of a wide circle of acquaintances
both in Tennessee and Western
North Carolina. 4fis wife preceded
him in death several years ug"
He was born in Alexander County, |
North Carolina, October 17, 1857. He
moved with his parents to Watauga
County in 1872. He was married to
Lucretia Farthing, December 21, 1883.
He moved to Jefferson County. Tennessee,
in 1914, where he lived five
years before going to Crossville. In
early manhood he professed faith in
Christ and united with the Baptist
Chevrolet Dealers Win
Excess Sales Award
Members of the organization of the
W. R. Chevrolet Company of Boone
have each been awarded wrist watches,
valued at 127.50, for their superior
salesmanship in having practically
doubled their quota of sales of Chevrolet
cars during the month of August.
The awards were made by Wii
liam E. Holler, general sales mana-1
ger of the Chevrolet Motor Company,
to the following: W. R. Winkler, Dallas
Cottrell, W. T. Payne, Hamp
Blackburn and L. L. Bingham.
Kermit Wilcox Tuesday appeared
before the Recorders Court, withdrew
his appeal to Superior Court and asked
to begin serving his sentence of
eight months on the roads for larceny
of mules, passed several weeks
iof the kind that you'd get away with
in New York, but not in Omaha. Here
: it Is: "If A gave a mortgage on a
[ mule to B and the mule had a colt,
jwho would own the colt?" And for
I that one the bright boy's answer was:
j "A mule can't have a colt."
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Independent Weekly Newi
Figures for A. A. A. Rental and
Benefit Payments Are Made
Public ct Rnloigh.
Oue Motorcycle Officer to Be Sta- j
tioiied at Boone. Extra Session of legislature
Not Likely. WFA
Projects are Hastened.
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(Special Correspondent)
RALEIGH, N. C. -\Vatauga Covin- |
}ty farmers received S7.732.61 in AAA j
| rental and benefit payments dislrib-!
Iiued to growers co-operating in the i
crop adjustment programs during the j
fiscal year ended last July 30th. Dean I
I. O. Schauta, of State College, re- I
ports. These payments, he adds, are '
only a part of the increase in farm .
income. The rise in prices paid to'
growers for their commodities has in
many instances increased their income
more than the amount of rental
and benefit payments, Dean Scliaub
Total payments in North Carolina
for the fiscal year were $K,732,147.51,
of which $8,015,380.21 went to cotton
growers, $5,915,844.43 to tobacco
growers, $719,363.20 to corn-hog
producers and S51.599.67 to wheat
growers. Expenses or administering
the programs for the year were $ 1 ,147.290.71,
about seven per cent of 1
the amount distributed in the State. ]
Most of this went to county and community
committeemen named from lo- '
cal farmers to aid county agents. 1
The Governor and Council of State '
have been busy in recent days get- '
ting ready for Federal funds as
grants to supplement State funds for '
improving, enlarging and equipping ;
State institutions. The General Assembly
provided for a bond issue of
$500,000 for the three State hospitals 1
"or the insane and Caswell Training :
School, and for $2,000,000 for othpr J
State institutions but on projects to '
be self liquidating. The bond issttl^M
have been ordered
tions for Federal grants of 45 per '
cent of the cost are going in. The
plans arc to get these projects ap- '
proved before the deadline this week 1
and next.
Six convicts in the Macon County ;
camp near Franklin jumped on a loner
guard trying to overpower him and I'
escape One escaped, but the guard '
shot one, likely to death, stopped an- '
other with a load, clubbed a third
with his gun, and two others surrer.- 1
dered to a nearby guard who came '
to the aid of his lone fellow. Most '
of the prisoners had bad records,
murder, robbery and the like.
Sixty-six State HigtwSj patrolmen ,
were paraded before Governor Ehringhaus
who issued them commis- i
sions as State officials Friday, after ,
they had been sworn in by Justice ]
Clarkson, and they were then assigned
to the respective posts over the State
by If. G. S fdoble Jr.. executive assistant
commissioner of revenue. Two
of them fill vacant places on the old
guard, the 64 being added by act of
the 1935 General Assembly, making a
total of 121 officers and men, headed
by Captain Charles D. Farmer. The
troops and divisions remain the same,
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Republicans to Meet in
Greensboro on Friday
Russell D. Hodge3, chairman of the
local Republican committee, has rejeeived
official notification of the
meeting of G. O. P. leaders and followers,
which is to be held at the
Robert E. Lee Hotel, Winston-Salem,
at 8 o'clock Friay, September 13th.
Mr. Hodges joins State Chairman W.
C. Meekins in the hope that a large
number of local Republicans will attend
the meeting, and asks that those
contemplating making the trip notify
him at their earliest convenience.
The 8 o'clock meeting follov/3 a
meeting of the executive committee,
and will be featured by a speech from
John D. Hamilton, executive director
of the Republican National Committee.
Mr. Hamilton is known as a hardhitting,
brilliant speaker and has
served as Speaker of the Kansas
House of Representatives. Leaders in
the State organization will also
The Sunday excursions to Johnson
City over the narrow' gauge railway
are to continue through September,
says H. W. Wilcox, local agent for
the road. The train leaves Boone at
eight o'clock in the morning, returning
in the afternoon at 6:30 in the
I afternoon every Sunday during the
spaper?Established in the
Transports Embark With Soldiei
Africa. "Sila" Divisior
NAPLES. ITALY?The above piclu
weeks as Italy embarks its crack divi:
front. Photo shows "Siia" division or.
Ninety-fifth Assembly of Three ; J
Forks Association Held Last
Week at Brushy Fork.
The ninety-fifth annual session of j
the Three Forks Baptist Association j A
was held at the Brushy Fork Church i b
"Pi iMiInr anH WpHnimrlnv nf In at vupplf ! n
iml churchmen state that the attend- j Ic
juice was perhaps the largest in sev- ' tl
:ral years.
\V. D. Farthing was re-elected mod- I b
irator, and Clyde R. Greene was elect- c
?d clerk of the Association. JI
The annual sermon was preached e
by Rev VV. R. Davis of Blowing Rock V
ana I. G. Greer, superintendent of the o
Miiis Home, spoke on the orphanage ti
work. Superintendent. Smith Haga- v
man of tlie Baptist Hospital, gave an c
account of the activities of his insti- v
tution, and Secretary Huggins of the
State Mission Board spoke from the s
lUurfntVint of missions, as did Miss d
^returned mission- li
iry from China. d
it was decided that the next asso- t
nation will be held with the Zion- ;
rille church. .
Big Gain in Membership j 1
The report of associatipnal prog- ,
ess, made by Rev. W. C. Greene, in
iicated that the membership had in- i
:reased during the year by 197. while !
he total membership of the group of jP
hurdles represented in the Associ-,d
ition is 5,479. The total number of f n
Saptists in the county would also in- ,"
:lude the membership of about a doz- j t
;n churches of the Stony Fork Asso- J
The report further showed that c
here were 37fi baptisms during the a
last year, an increase of 214 over the v
preceding year, and that the Sunday I
School enrollment is 4,473, or a gain 1
>f 313. t
The financial report indicated that i
Lhe group of churches had contribut- t
\,1 n . .C IMC CCJ AO ? -14
- .? ?. wiai lor an purposes,
or a gain of $1,873.75.
Street Lights Shot
Out by Night Riders j
Mr. George T. Robbins. head of the '
Northwest Carolina Utilities plant |
which furnishes electrical energy to i
Blowing Rock, was in town Saturday,
ai 1 tells The Democrat that for the
si> _h time this summer the streets
of the resort town have been thrown
into utter darkness as unknown prowlers
smashed the public lights with
rifle shots. Friday night 45 of the
lamps were destroyed, a BB rifle being
used as the miscreants cruised
through the town in the early hours
of the evening.
Mr. Robbins has offered a cash reward
for information leading to the
arrest of those who so wantonly satisfy
their preference for darkness, and
has bright hopes r f ascertaining their
Deeds Prepared for 3
Sections of Parkway
RALEIGH, N. C.?Charles Ross,
general counsel for the State Highway
and Public Works Commission,
said Monday deeds transferring the
rights-of-way for sections of the
Shenandoah Mountains National
Parkwav from the StAte to the Fed- t
era! Government would be ready |
within the next month.
Ross said he had informed the National
Park Service at Washington
he would have the deeds executed,
recorded and other necessary steps
taken to make the transfer of the
following tracts:
Section 2B to Air Bellows Gap, 7.7
miles, September 10; section 2C to
Mulberry Gap, 10 miles, September
20; and section 2D to Horse Gap,
11.7 miles, September 30.
t Year Eighteen Eighty-Ei
rs Bound for Trouble Zone in
1 on Steamer Gange.
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re is no unusual scene here these |1
?ional troops for the Ethiopian war J:
ibarking on the steamer Gange.
ilrs. M. H. Shuimvay, Departnient
President of Auxiliary, (
to Deliver Address. !
A special district meeting of the 1
ancrican Legion and Auxiliary will 11
e held in the new Legion hut Friday '
ight, September 6th, at 7 o'clock. All
>cal veterans of the World War and '
heir wives are invited to attend. '
Special installation services are to 1
e held and all post officials for the *
oming years are to be installed at *
his time by Department Commandr
Hubert Olive over Radio Station '
VBT at Charlotte. All por.t officials
f this entire district are expected f
o attend and all veterans and their c
nveg of Avery, Caldwell, Burke, Mit.- 1
hell and Watauga counties are in- '
Sandwiches and coffee will be ]
erved by the Auxiliary and many
istinguiahed guests will be here. Mrs.
I. H. Shuimvay, department presiicnt
of the Legion Auxiliary, Lexingon.
will be the principal speaker. |
Urs. D. W. Logan
Dies in Winston-Salem ]
Mrs. D. W. Logan, member of a I
irominent Watauga County famiiy,
ied at Winston-Salem Saturday .
light from a heart attack, having i
icver fully recovered from an operaion
performed recently. She was 30
ears old
The body was returned to the home
if the mother, Mrs. Bynum McNeil,
it Zionville, where funeral services
vcrc conducted Tuesday afternoon by
lev. W. C. Payne and Rev. Roscoe
frivett. The body was laid to rest in
he family graveyard where a large
:rowd of friends gathered to pay
.heir respects.
Surviving besides the mother are
.wo children, Lucy Mae and Anna
3elle lx>gan; four brothers, Grady, ,
roe, H. W. and James McNeil, all of
A'atauga County; and six sisters:
birs. o. m. uienii, tiiaSOu'u, Mont.;
Mrs. George Jackson, Missoula, Mont.;
Mrs. R. S. Castle, West Lafayette,
Jhio; Mrs. B. H. Castle, Canton, Pa.;
Mrs. Glenn Moretz and Miss Annie
McNeil, Zionville.
Mrs. Logan was born and reared
in Watauga County, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bynum McNeil. She revived
her education at the Appalachian
Training School in Boone and
nad made her home in Winston-Salem
for the past six years, where she
was floor manager at Silver's store.
She was popular in her home county
as well as in Winston-Salem, and
leaves a host of friends to mourn
her passing.
Projects Pile in as WPA
Deadline Draws Nearer
RALEIGH, N. C.?The rush to beat
the September 12th deadline on project
applications continued Monday at
the office of George W. Coan Jr.,
State Works Progress Administrator.
Coan announced here last night
that he expected not less than $27,000,000
in applications would have
been approved by his office within
the next two days. He 3aid State
headquarters had received applications
totalling $35,000,000.
Projects approved yesterday by the i
State WPA brought to $17,000,000 the
applications thus far approved and
sent to Washington, he announced.
Meanwhile in Chapel Hill Dr. H.
G. Baity, acting director of the State
Public Works Administration, said his
office had received 130 applications
for projects to co3t $18,081,000.
Mrs. R. C'. Mabry of Concord spent
the week-end with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John K. Brown.
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$1.-50 PER YEAR
Ld^,; Attorney Will Collect Renand
Receive Non-Atm^tenaancc
Brow ill Hi- in Office of Siiperintendent
Each Afternoon After 2
O'Clock and All Day Saturday
Tali in?; Requests.
Under the new Slate school book
-enlal and distribution system, Coun.y
Superintendent Howard Walker
imiounces that he has secured the
services of Wade E. Brown, local at:o:
ney, to work out the details of Uie
system ir. this county, distribute the
books to the principals of the various
schools, and make the rental collections
as provided by law.
Mr. Brown will also be in charge
of enforcing the school attendance
law. All reports of non-attendance
will be handed to him for immediate
School books arc expected to be
ready for distribution not later than
the middle of next week. The students
are to make their requests for
books to their teachers, the teachers
to their principals, and the principals
n tnc county superintendent. The
ental foe is to be collected in the
same manner. Students wishing to
mrchase books will send their orders
lireclly to the county superintendent.
This method will be followed stricty
and it is requested that teachers
md students offer their co-operation,
t should also be understood that no
ree text books are available, but that
ill are required to pay the rental fee
.0 the teacher before the books can
ie released.
Mr. Brown will be in the county
superintendent's office each afternoon
if the week after 2 o'clock and
hroughout the day on Saturdays for
uking care of book requests.
Flower Show Will Be
Held September 7th
The Flower Show sponsored by the
Ladies Missionary Society of the M.
3. (Jliurch and Circle 1 of the Bapist
W. M U.. to be heid in the Quails
duilding on Saturday, September 7,
,vill lie open from 10 to 12 in the
norning for the purpose of reeeivng
entries. The show will enter the
;lowers of any Watauga resident.
Hours fur the show will be from 2
to 5 p. m. and from 7:30 to 9:30.
Attractive ami useful prizes will
be given for the following displays
of flowers:
Best vase of dahlias, 3 or more
blooms; largest and most perfect
dahlia bloom; best collection of dahlias;
prettiest bowl of asters; pret
ucsr now! or marigolds; prettiest arrangement
of gladioli; prettiest arrangement
of petunias; prettiest arrangement
of zinnias; most attractive
arrangement of mixed flowers;
most attractive arrangement of hydrangeas;
most attractive arrangement
of scarlet sage; best collection
of wild flowers; prettiest potted plant;
most attractive projects; decoration
for luncheon table: miniature garden;
window box.
Sponsors cordially invited everyone
to enter this show, and see what a
wonderful collection of fiowers can
be grown in the Land of the Sky.
J. R. Blair Is Now
A Kentucky Colonel
Mr. J. R. Blair, native Boone man
but now a prominent furniture manufacturer
of Thomasville, has been
commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel
by Governor Ruby Lafoon, the designation
having come in the nature of
a complete surprise.
Mr. Biair is a son of the late George
N. and Mrs. Blair of Route 1, and a
brother of H. Neal Blair of Boone.
A suggested purchase of the Ctoffey
lot on Main Street in Blowing Rock,
published in The Blowing Rocket for
August 31. 1935, as part of an ac
count of a meeting held at Blowing
Rock last week, was entirely without
his knowledge or authorization, it
was stated to the Blowing Rock news,
paper this week by the owner, Mr.
Tom Coffey. The meeting-was held to
discuss the possibility of purchasing
the Coffey lot as the sitfefor a town
park, and was attended^ by yearround
and summer residents on Wednesday,
August 28th, in" the Mayview
Manor ballroom. ?
Since Mr. Coffey discia* -he proposed
purchase, the publi- .era of the
i Blowing Rocket arc glsi to ma'^
this retraction through pek
of the county newspap? I " ' " f
ing was reported withe" 'v I
as news of local inter ie
Rocket, whose next sisu not ,
appear until next June .ie Publishers.
The Blowing Roci"*u-.

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