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VOL 9.
No. 22.
Cherokee Coi
First Time In History Squaws Out
shoot Braves in Annual Contests
Cherokee, Oct. -—7nO the banks of
the beautiful Ocona Lufty.yWhere
many moons ago the council fires of
the great Cherokee^jn^ion burned
brightly and the trails echoed to the
whispering tread of .liioccasined feet,
the twentieth annual Cherokee Indian
Fair was held this week, and there
the women gave the men something
to think about.
The beat of the Tom Toms and
singing of age-old songs vied for at
tention with, the arts of modern can
ning and the products of modern agri
culture as braves and squaws of the
Cherokee nation brought their an
cient rites before the white man.
Tribe Adornments
Modern overalls were cast aside for
the time being, and once again the
landscape along the banks of the
Ocona Lufty was flecked with color
from glittering beads, brilliant plumes
and tribal adornments of the Chero
kee forefathers.
The plow and the tractor—weapons
of the modern Indian is his battle for
a livelihood—were also put aside in
favor of the bow or blowgun which
supplied the family larder in the days
when the Cherokees roamed the Nan
tahalas and Smokies without help or
hindrance from the government which
now supplies their roads, schools and
other institutions within the boundar
ies of reservation of 63,000 acres.
For four days the Cherokee braves
and maidens brought before the pub
lic the ancient rites of their fore
fathers, and returned to a life thati
■has long been silenced. Dances en
livened by the rattle of the gourd
and the rhythmic thumping of Indian
drums, archery contests where the
young braves vied with each other
to see who could shoot an arrow the
straightest and truest, the Indiane
ball games, the most exciting and ad
, venturous contests staged on the en
tire reservation—all were brought
to the attention and interest of fair
visitors who numbered some 30,000
for the four days of the colorful har
vest festival.
Picturesque Elders
Fair visitors were impressed by
the picturesque older Indians who
still lean to the traditions of the*
and wear the clothes which most re
semble those worn by the Cherokees
in olden times. The most startling
example of the older Indians was giv
en on Wednesday of the fair when
Nancy George, 99-year-old Cherokee
squaw, came put of the hills of the
reservation to pay her annual visit
to the fair, which she has been doing
since the harvest festival was inau
gurated. Nancy George follows in
tradition in that she—even though
this be a modern era of wonders un
dreamed of by Cherokee braves—still
goes shoeless both winter and sum
mer. If it gets too cold, Nancy has a
pair of wool socks which she wears.
Carl Standingdeer—a name that is
spoken with respect in the Cherokee
nation—continued to uphold the
strong medicine of the Paintown med
icine men who have blessed him with
the skill that no present day Indian
will ever hold,, as he won the archery
championship of the reservation for
the ninth consecutive year. Too,
Standingdeer led his Paintown clan
which boasts of the best archery team
on the reservation to their eighth
Women Archers
Visitors saw something Cherokee
braves and maiden^ never dreamed
would come true. An archery team
composed of Indian women, won Wed
nesday’s club matches, outscoring
their nearest rivals, a team composed
of men, by 100 points. As a result
there is joy in the picturesque Indian
village of Paintown, with Indian wo
men and braves celebrating for the
women of that community did some
thing no other group of women has
ever performed in the history of the
Cherokee nation. Victory yells echoed
through the valleys of the Smokies
this week-end as that little village
put on a celebration honoring those
women archers.
There is not a hapier man in all
the Cherokee tribe than Carl Stand
ingdeer, who saw his wife shoot ar
rows from her locust bow into the
target to register ponits to defeat
her male opponents.
In addition to this unexpected clas
sic of the fair, Indian maidens and
braves danced the most ancient cere
mony of the Cherokees—that of the
Green Corn dance. .*
There has perhaps never been a
more picturesque dance than the
Green Com which the white man has
been privileged to witness. It is a
weird dance, giving tht onlooker a
feeling of tragedy. It is sacred in its
own right and to the Cherokees is one
of their most noted and beloved
dances. Indian women, dressed in the
colors of their tribe—red and white—
and braves, in similar attire, give this
dance each year for the pleasure of
fair visitors.
Cunning Hands
The Cherokees show remarkable
skill in their arts and crafts. This
is demonstrated in their splendid ex
hibits. Their hands have not lost their
cunning in the making of baskets,
pottery, beads and clothing. The ex
anty’s Festival
Son of W. F. Burchett of Spar
ta, N. C.
Former Resident Of This County
H. J. Burchett, 50, for a number
of years an engineer in the service
of the Northern Pacific Railway,
passed away at the company hospital
in Missoula (Montana) Friday Oct.
6th, following an illness of some time
from heart trouble. News of his pass
ing brought profound grief to his
many friends in Livingstone. The re
mains are being shipped to Living
stone, accompanied by a son, Earl.
The well-known railroad man had
been in failing health for several
weeks. Early in August, Mr. Burchett
was forced to leave his duties with
the railroad company and enter the
hospital in Missoula for treatment.
He later returned to his home in Liv
ingston, but continued to fail in
health. Last Saturday he again re
turned to the hospital when his con
dition became worse, but he grew
gradually weaker until death came
Monday morning at 10:20 o’clock.
Born at Sparta, North Carolina,
Nov. 5, 1883, Mr. Burchett came to
Montana in 1901, settling in Living
ston. He entered the employ of the
Northern Pacific as a fireman in 1903
and was promoted as an engineer in
1907. He had served the company
continuously in this capacity since
that time and had efficiently served
the railroad for more than thirty
In 1907 he was united in marriage
to Esther Bequette, who preceded him
in death, passing away December 29.
He is survived by six children: Mrs.
J. C. Finley, Mrs. H. S. Vandervort;
Justine, 14; Earl, 15; and Billy, eight.
His father, W. F. Burchett, of Spar
ta, N. C., and a brother, R. T. Bur
chett, and sister, Mrs. Carrie Bur
chett Settle, also of Sparta, also sur
vive him.
Thedeceased was a member of the
Loyal Order of Moose, the Elks’ lodge
and the B. of L. F. and E.
During his long years of residence
in Livingston he had made a legion
of close friends who join members of
the family in mourning his loss.
hibits included baskeis, large and
small, in many colors, designs, and
shapes Their pottery included bowl,
jugs, ashe trays, vases, and a variety
of other articles in which the famous
Indian heads are included. The bead:
woven in varied designs and in bril
liant colors, always interest the wo
men visitors to the fair.
There is perhaps no Cherokee wo
man who is more gifted in craftman
ship than Maud Welch, whose pot
tery is known far and near. She is
often called the “Sculptor of Indian
Heads.” She gathers her bluish grey
clay from the mountain sides and
works it into all shapes until it be
comes t thing of beauty. Her designs
are in great number, classic and ori
ginal, especially the clear cut Indian
heads. Her tools are simple and few.
After a vase is developed and de
signs carved, a crude stone is used
for polishing it until it shines like
glass. Then it is put in a moderately
heated oven and baked for hours. This
process is long and tedious, but Maud
Welch is an educated woman, affable
and gay. Her father, William French,
of Oklahoma, now acts as the official
interpretor of the Cherokee tribue.
Another interesting Indian woman
is Nancy Bradley, who at the age of
53 still weaves baskets with the skill
and quickness of a girl. She is skill
ed in the art of making double weave
baskets. It is said that there are only
five Indian women in the United
States who can double weave, and
two of these reside on the Cherokee
Indian reservation, at Cherokee, N.C.
In the land of Cherokee where the
fair is held each year the lofty Rat
tiesnake Mountain on the right and
Mount Noble on the left can be seen
in shadow of twilight This grandeur
which is part of the Great Smoky
range, is where Cherokee trails, ages
old, wind along the slopes to the pri
mitive home of the Indian. Here he
dreams of his unforgotten forefathers
and traditions that is as sacred as
the land of laughing water.
His sons and daughters have gone
out of the land to grasp an education
while he clings to tradition; lives in
seclusion, plants his corn and pota
toes, and scorns present day cures.
He gathers his own herbs for medical
uses and gets along as well as those
who seek the modern way.
Grown Own Seed Potatoes
Seed Irish potatoes, superior or eq
ual to out-of-state seed now used at
a cost of between $450,000 to one
half million by the early commercial
potato producers in Western North
Carolina. Bb doing this the greater
portion of this money may be kept
in the State, says M. E. Gardner,
head of the department of horticul
Highway 18 Soon To Be
Completed—Good Road
Indications now are that the work
on the road from Sparta to Laurel
Springs will be completed by Nov. 1.
All of the grading has been completed
and the surface covered with creek
gravel. Workmen are now engaged
in putting on a layer of crushed rock.
About five miles of this work has
been completed on the Laurel Springs
end of the road. The remaining 3V2
miles will be completed within the
next three weeks, according to state
ment of R. L. Hickerson, engineer in
charge of the work.
A layer of crushed rock is also
being applied on the section between
the foot of the Blue Ridge and North
Wilkesboro. Work there will proba
bly be completed by December. When
the two sections are completed, citi
zens of Alleghany will have a splen
did gravel road to North Wilkesboro
and points south.
United Dry Forces Have
Delegates Nominated
Raleigh, Oct. 10—In every county
in North Carolina, the United Dry
Forces have nominated their anti
repeal delegates and have put on their
fighting clothes to elect them. If the
repeal forces - are not thoroughly
alarmed, then signs of alarm are very
deceptive. Certainly, with every
change breaking in favor of the Dry
Forces, the repealists have cause for
disquietude that is difficult to handle.
In practically every county, the
number of signatures on the dry peti
tions have far exceeded the number
required. In Wake county, for in
stance, where not more than 340 were
needed, more than 2,000 dry signa
tures were easily obtained against
about 600 on the petition filed by the
wets. The Wake candidates are Dr.
W. L. Poteat, President-Emeritus of
Wake Forest ollege, Mrs. Chas. G.
Doak, and Dr. John B. Wright. Their
petitions carried the signatures of
Presidents Kitchin of Wake Forest,
Brewer of Meredith College, Brooks
of, State College and Pressley of
Peace Institute. Yet, some people
pretend that our colleges and univer
sities are wet!
Whileon this subject, attention
might as well be called, by way of
reminder, to the Associated Press
poll of college presidents June 2,1930
in which it said that of 255 presidents
146 reported a decrease of drinking
under prohibition, 47 that drinking
was unknown, and 44 that there was
ao drinking among students.
If there are those abroad in the
State who have been regarding Ra
leigh as being as wet as the Atlantic
ocean, it is time for them to repeal
some of their wrong impressions. For
really there art yet some dry people
here and there in the Capital City
of the Old North State. Heres what
happened here just last week. Among
the canvassers for dry signatures was
Mr. Charles Ruffin, head of the Capi
tal Printing Company. His business
occupied his time by day, and only'at
\ight could he canvas for signatures.
After supper, he called to a neighbor
across the street, “George, come go
with me to canvass a little tonight.”
“Canvass for what?” “Signatures for
the dry petitions.” “I am dry with
you all right, Charlie, but what is the
use?—everybody is going wet.” Well,
they went along anyhow—circuited
the two or three blocks assigned—
canvassed 35 voters, taking them as
they came—and were almost run over
by 31 of them in their “Yes sir!”
enthusiasm to sign the dry petitions.
Neighbor George expects to vote
against repeal of the 18th Amend
ment, but before he got around with
Ruffin he had repealed all his for
mer “What’s the use” notions.
A fresh shipment of Thomas H.
Steele’s “What Has the 18th Amend
ment Done” had hardly been opened
Saturday morning when hurry orders
for more than 6,000 had ben filled.
In a weak attempt to offset the de
vastation wrought by this Steele
folder, the wets have been trying to
stem the tide by alleged citations
from the report of the Wickersham
Commission; but there were three
findings of that commission which the
wets do not cite. Here they are:
1. The commission is opposed to
repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment.
2. The commission is opposed to
restoration in any manner of the le
galized saloon.
3. The commission is opposed to
the Federal or State Governments as
such going into the liquor business.
Son of Local Man Prominent
In County Affairs, In Wash.
The Asotin County, (Washington)
Wheat Producers Control association
was recently formed with W. H.Roup,
of Clover land, as president. Mr.Roup
is also a member of the board of di
rectors of the organization. The coun
ty association has charge of the gen
eral administration, finance, and poli
cies in the county and is the highest
body of appeal in cases needing defi
nite decisions.
W H. Roup is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. F. N. Roup, of Sparta. He has
been in the State of Washington for
some time and is taking active part
in public affairs in that State,
The general consensus of opinion
is that the Alleghany Agricultural
Fair this year was the best that has
ever been held in the county. The
exhibits, with the possible exception
of livestock, was by far the best ex
hibition of farm products ever dis
played here. The livestock was good,
but few animals were entered.
The Fair opened Friday morning
with entrants placing their product.';
in the exhibition hall. Most of the
: day was spent in getting everything
in readiness for the large crowd at
tending Saturday. On Friday night
the faculty of the local high school
gave a play in the school auditorium.
A large crowd attended and seemed
pleased with the quality of the en
On Saturday people began to show
up in town early, and by the time
the parade started at 9:30 the busi
ness section was crowded. The Mt.
Airy High School band was the out
standing attraction of the parade.
Other features of the parade were
the Reins-Sturdivant’s new ambu
bulance colorfully decorated with
streamers, ponies, saddle horses,
sheep, cattle, and a yoke of oxen.
Following the parade, the school
athletic contests were run oft at the
ball park. In the afternoon Sparta
played Fries in an interesting ball
Among the exhibits was a fine dis
play of corn. Mrs. C. A. Reeve3 had
a fine display of dressed up vegeta
bles. Mr. W. B. Reeves’ apple picker,
his own invention, attracted the at
tention of many people. Among the
curiosities was a pair of skunks, own
ed by Mr. Sparks. The horse show
was good, but there were not many
entrants. There was also a large va
riety of vegetables grown in the coun
ty and exhibited in the garden dis
plays. The sewing and fancy work,
art, and flowers were especially good.
The names of the winners in the
various departments and the winners
in the athletic contests are given be
Department A—Beef Cattle
Best Angus bull under 2 years old,
E. G. Morton; Best Hereford cow,
Gwynn Truitt;- Best Hereford heifer
under 2 years, Will Pugh; best of ary
breed or sex, Gwynn Truitt; best yoke
oren, Truby Crouse.
Department B—Sheep
Best Hampshire ram, C. G. Collins;
best Shropshire ewe, Helen Maines;
best ram lamb of any breed, C. G.
Collins; best ewe lamb of any breed,
Eugene Shepherd; grand champion,
C. G. Collins.
Department C—Hogs
Best Poland China sow, Dwayne
Irwin; best boar any breed, C. E.E
Jones; grand champion hog, Dwayne
Department D—Horses-Mules
Best team of horses, Steve Lan
dreth; best team of mules, J. B. Os
borne; best horse colt, C. E. Jones;
best mule colt, Grover Reeves; best
draft horse, V. B. Landreth; best sad
dle horse, Vance Choate.
Department E—Poultry
Best cock, Roy Cox; best hen, Roy
Cox; best cockerel, Roy Cox; best
pullet, Van Miller; best pen, Van Mil
ler; best pen young birds Van Miller;
best bird in show, Van Miller.
Department F—Field Crops
Best ten ears white com, Claude
Sexton; best 10 ears yellow corn, Her
bert Estep; best 3 stalks of corn any
variety, Luther Joines; best display
smal grain, C. E. Woody; best peck
Irish potatoes, R. E. Hawthorne; best
pumpkin, Mattie Lee Doughton; best
display vegetables, Mrs. H. G.Greene;
best display legumes, Charlie Shep
herd; best colection farm products,
C. E. Woody; best display lespedeza,
R. C. Hawthorne; best stalk Burley
tobacco, S. C. Landreth; best hand
Burley tobacco, R. E. Hawthorne.
Best gallon red kidney beans,
Bessie Landreth; best gallon birdeye
beans, Leroy Schumate.
Department G—Fruits-vegetables
Best plate Virginia Beauty Apples,
Ernest Edwards; best plate limber
twigs, Roy Crouse; best plate Ben
Davis, R. E. Hawthorne; best plate
Fallowaters, C. E. Woody; best plate
delicious, Mrs. R. E. Richardson; best
plate Yok Imperial, Amos Wagoner;
best plate black Ben Davis, C. E.
Woody; best plate pears, Lee Black;
best tray of fruit any kind, Mrs. R.E.
Richardson; best display garden pro
ducts, Mrs. T. T. Crouse.
Department H—Culinary
Best loaf bread Mrs. B. O. Choate;
best angel food cake, Mrs. C. A.
Reeves; best plate tea cakes, Mrs. P.
L. Choate; best colection home-made
candy, Mary Emmie Osborne; best
display home cooking, Mrs. S. M
Mitchell; best plate rolls, Mrs. B. O.
Choate; best fruit pie, Mrs. B. O.
Choate; best custard pie, Mrs. Rex
Mitchell; best fruit cake, Mrs. P.L.
Choate; best butter cake, Mrs. B. O.
Department I—Canned Goods
Peaches, Mrs. C. G. Collins; cher
ries, Mrs. Wiley McMillan; K tries,
Mrs. T. J. Carson; apple", Mrs. Ed
win Hale; pears, Mrs. Blanche Nor
man; string beans, Mrs. Gwyn Truitt;
tomatoes, Mrs. R. L. Doughton; corn,
Mrs. C. G. Collins; peas, Mrs. T. G.
There were twenty-five entrants in
the baby show this year, six than
were entered last year. Many of the
entrants were over size and over wei
i g'ht. The judges tried to get the child
that was average in weight and the
most normal in every respect physi
| cally. The judges agreed that the
| group was a fine bunch of healthy
I babies. Below are given the entrants
and prize winners: Betty Jean Fender
1st. $6.00, Virginia Billings,2nd. $4.00,
Fred Roup, Fern Hope Shepherd,
Lois Evans, Reba Brown, Ralph Gen
try, Jr., Jimmy Landreth, Bertie Os
borne, Clyde Sexton, Jo Ann Phipps,
Doris Billings, Mary Lee Irwin, Ella
Mae Hedge, Charles Thomas Higgins,
James Thomas Moxley, Robert Tolli
ver, Sam Higgins, Joe Clint McMillan
Harlan Edwards, Vena Miles, Wanda
Tolliver, Tommie Andrews, Farrel
Crouse, Delano Choate.
Little Irene Fender Has
Narow Escape In Accident
Last Wednesday afternoon about
five o’clock Irene Fender, age 8, nar
rowly escaped death when she was
run over by a lumber truck driven by
Price Lowe. The truck was proceed
ing east through the business block
when the little girl dashed across the
street to meet her sister and ran im
mediately in front of the truck, which
knocked her down and ran over her
left leg. Tfie driver of the truck,
which was moving slowly, stopped
and J. B. Doughton picked up the
girl and carried her to the office of
Dr. Thompson, where Drs. P. L. and
B. O. Choate dressed the wounds. It
was found that no bones were broken,
but she sustained bruises on the leg,
arms, shoulders, and hips. She was
confined to bed till Friday afternoon.
Monday morning she returned to
The driver of the truck was exon
erated of any blame in the accident.
Carson; best display canned goods,
Mrs. Edwin Hale; preserves any kind,
Mrs. C. C. Choate; jellies, Miss Zella
Hash; pickles and relish of any kind,
Mrs. Emery Edwards.
Department J—Arts-Flowers
Best collection paintings, Mildred
Shores; best oil painting, Mrs. T. R.
Burgiss; best water color painting,
Mary Emmie Osborne; best pastel
painting, Mildred Shores; best pot
tern, Mrs. P. L. Choate; best pot flow
ers, Zella Hash; best vase flowers,
Mrs. R. L. Dough ton; best basket
flowers, Mrs. C. A. Reeves; best dis
play home-grown flowers, Marry Em
mie Osborne; best home-made basket.
Mrs. M. T. Edwards.
Department K—Fancy Work
Best child’s dress, Mrs. Edwin Hale;
best ladies’ house dress, Mrs. Edwin
Hale; best home-made hat, Mrs. J.
M. Doughton; best embroidery, Miss
Ruby Warden; best crochet, Zella
Hash and Mrs. M. L. Richardson;
best tatting, Nora M. Wagoner; best
quilt, Mrs. Wiley McMillan; best bed
room linen, Mrs. Charlie Williamson;
best work bag, Mrs. Emery Edwards;
best apron, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best
hemmed towel, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best
curtains, Mrs. Edwin Hale; best dis
play home sewing, Mrs. R. M. Os
borne; best display fancy work, Mrs.
Edwin Hale.
Department L—Habits
Best buck, any breed, Ralph Ed
wards;- best doe, any breed, Dwayne
Best dog, Duke Bledsoe.
Winners In Athletic Events
High school ruftning high jump,
Claude Critcher, Sparta.
Elementary running high jump,
Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch.
High school standing high jump,
■Claude Critcher, Sparta.
Elementary standing high jump,
Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch.
High school running broad jump,
Claude Critcher, Sparta.
Elementary running broad jump,
Kermit Edwards, Pine Swamp.
High school standing broad jump,
Claude Sexton, Sparta.
High school 100 yard dash, boys,
Champ Duncan, Sparta.
High school 100 yard dash, girls,
Maxine Richardson, Sparta.
Elementary 100 yard dash, boys,
Kermit Edwards, Pine Swamp; girls,
Mabel Osborne, Piney Creek.
High school 50 yard dash, boys,
Pawnee Jordan, Sparta; girls, Max
ine Richardson, Sparta.
Elementary 50 yard dash, boys, \
Lewis Crouse, Wolf Branch; girls,]
Jennie Sue Gambill, Piney Creek.
High school baseball throw, Vent
Hill, Piney Creek.
Elementary boys' potato race, Has
kill Cox; for girls, Grace Wagoner,
Elementary girls egg race, Jennie
Sue Gambill, Piney Creek.
Elementary boys’ sack race,Charles
Dean Choate, Sparta; for girls, Jen
nie Sue Gambill, Piney Creek.
Ladies’ riding contest, Vancine
Men’s riding contest, Roscoe Col
Pony race, Billy Collins and Wade
Choate (tie).
Horse race, Vance Choate.
A code for the retail food and gro
cery industry was submitted to the
National Recovery Administration for
public hearing on Oct. 5. This code
gives to the National Recovery Ad
ministration the power and function
to determine and administer provi
sions to hours of labor, rates of pay
and other conditions of employment
with respect to trades engaged in the
handling of food and foodstuffs. This
code becomes effective the second
Monday after its approval by the Pre
sident of the United States.
The main provisions of this code as
they apply to small towns are as fol
1st. No employee, except as hereaf
ter provided, shall work more than 4f.
hours per week, nor more than 1C
hours per day, nor more than six dayt
per week. At Christmas, inventory
and other peak times an employee
may be worked not more than 5G
hours per week with no extra pay.
2nd. The hours worked by any em
ployee during each day,shall be con
secutive, provided that an interval
not longer than one hour may be al
lowed for each regular meal period
and such interval not counted as par<
of the employee’s working time. Any
rest period which may be given em
ployees shall not be deducted from
such employee’s working time.
3rd> Any retail trade area, town, o'
city, may, by mutual agreement c
two thirds of its food and grocer
retailers, subject to the approval Oj
the Administrator, establish unifori
store operating hours which shall bv
binding upon all food and grocer;
retailers within such area, town o
city. Hours so established shall no
be less than 63 hours per week nc
more than 78 hours per week, excep'
that any establishment which wa
operated upon a schedule of less that
63 a week on June 1, 1933, may con
tinue to operate upon such basis bu
shall not reduce such hours. Hour
so established shall be continuous bu
every establishment shall have th
right to select the hours during whin
it shall operate, but no dealer who;
principal business has herctofoi
been secured during late afternoon o
evening, shall be deprived of his free
ciom to select his period of operatioi
to include the hours which suit hi
business. All establishments sha;
register the operating hours they sc
lect with the local administrative coj
mittee and shall post such hours in .
conspicuous place in the establish
4 th Within towns, villages, and oth
er places with less than 2,500 popul;
tion, the wages of all classes of cn
plcyees shall be increased from th
rates existing on June 1, 1933, by...
less than 20 per cent, provided tha’
this shall not require an increase i.
wages to more than the rate of $H
per week.
5th. No retailer shall use any sub
terfuge to frustrate the spirit anc
intent of this Code, which is, among
other things, to increase employment
by universal covenant, to shorten
hours of work, and to raise wages to
a living basis.
The Hobo’s Happy Lot
“Consider thou the hobo, for he
toileth not neither does he spin, yei
the millionaire hath no such privilege
The hobo concerneth himself not wit!
taxes, neither real estate nor income.
He worryeth himself not lest his pay
ments pass, nor doth he lose sleep
because of bills overdue. The persis
tent bond salesman pestereth him not
neither does the government intimi
date him. He knoweth no code, noi
does he comply with any other man’s
ethics. Verily his roof is the heavens
and his floor is the earth. No man
telleth him whither he shall go nor
whence he shall come. There are none
to tell him when to shave, nor where
to park his rubbers. None to fix his
necktie nor to make him come back
in the house and change his trousers.
Nobody ealleth after him to caution
him about his overcoat, Truly the
hobo lives his life out with no fears
af robbers, cold draughts from open
windows cause him no worry', and of
sanitary accessories he has no need.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, bless
ed be him that hath not, for from
naught can be obtained.”—Selected.
Home Hygiene Institute An
nounced for Winston-Salem
Washington, D. C., Oct. 10 Nurses
interested in teaching home hygiene
and care of the sick have been invit
ed to an institute to be held under
Red Cross auspices in Winston-Sa
lem, October 12 and 13, according to
announcement by Miss 1. Malinda
Havey, director of public health nur
sing and home hygiene, American
Red Cross.
Miss Helen F Dunn, assistant to
Miss Havey, will be in charge of the
institute, which will be held immedi
ately following the State Nurses con
Among the features of the program
will be a demonstration lesson.
Last year more than 34,000 home
hygiene certificates were issued by
the Red Cross, for completion of
courses taught by authorized nurses.
On last Sunday a celebration of the
old Camp Metings was held at An
tioch Church near Roaring Gap. A
large crowd gathered about 11 o’clock
and after singing a few old songs
Rev. George Miles preached a very
nteresting sermon. After the sermon
the congregation went out to the
grove where two long tables had been
prepared and the ladies of the sur
rounding commuiiities spread a boun
tiful dinner and every one present
seemed to enjoy that part of the pro
About one thirty the crowd assem
bled in the house again and aung
some old camp meting songs and be
gan hearing the after-dinner speech
es. J. T. Miles, of Cherrylane, was in
charge of the program. Talks were
made by the following men: Mnf»ir
Roberts, Roaring Gap; C. W. Smith,
Independence, Va.; A. M. Gentry, Ga
lax, Va.; T. S. Bryan, Traphill; J. F.
Roberts, Laurel Springs; Dalton
Warren, Sparta, Prof. C. M. Dixon,
if Ashe county, and A. J Brown, of
Several of the speakers eulogized
.he life and character of the late W.
R. Gentry, who one time lived in the
| community and was the first one to
uggest these annual celebrations of
.he good old days.
A variety of subjects were spoken
n, the question of Repeal being the
ost often discussed.
In the remarks of A. J. Brown, he
’.id that he had raised fiften chil
. on, had 83 grand children, 61 great
;rand children, making 159 members
-f his immediate family.
The fir:.', camp meeting was in the
all of 18»8, and they continued for
everal years.
People for miles around would load
p a wagon with provisions and jour
ley there in the fall of the year to
pend a week oi ten days, cooking
n a camp fire, sleeping in a covered
T.r;:n or tent, and attending the
reaching services. These services
"or 3 non-denominational and were
rgely attended and from there the
ispi ration came that has built
lurches in every section of our coun
Some of the most prominent fami
rs of the Southeastern part of the
Dunty were the promoters of these
’.eetings. Among them were the
rowns, Harrises, Woodruffs, Bryans,
oberts, Simmons, Smiths and others.
. is planned to continue these cele
•rations on the first Sunday in Octo
er every year to encourage and in
spire all woh attend them of the es
sential .part of real religion that it is
■ot denominational or sectional. Ev
erybody will find a welcome there is
'n the days of the camp meetings
hat will be commemorated from
ime to time.
(By R. EE. Black.)
Last week I shipped 20 Hereford
heiler calves. These calves brought
m average of $12.30 each, which is
a very good price as compared to
other cattle. They are to be used for
breeding stock . While cattle are so
cheap the farmers should try to get
off their low grade cattle and stock
up with something good for good
cattle can be grown just as cheaply
as scrubs.
:*mey Creek To Hold Com
munity Fair October 21
Piney Creek Community fair will
be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 1933. First
and second prizes wil be given on all
farm and garden products, cooking,
sewing, canning and flowers. A de
tail list of which can be had by see
ing R. E. Black. All exhibits should
be in by 9:30 A. M., and we expect
them to stay on display until 3:30
P. M.
Starting at 10:00 A.M. there will
be a short literary program folowed
by an address. Saturday afternoon
will be taken up with playground,
baseball, socker football, and other
athletic stunts.
Saturday night at 7:00 P. M. there
will be a short play, followed by a
box supper. Admission free. The
public is invited to attend. A large
exhibit of farm and home products
and school work is expected.
subscribers since last week
are as follows:
R. Mi Richardson, Furches.
T A. Moxley, Sparta.
" alter Vanhoy, Piney Creek.
Fred Handy, Ennice.
Leroy Sehumate, Sparta.
S. C. Landreth, Stratford.
Blake Hampton, Piney Crek.
J A. Pruitt, Welch, W. Va.
Edna Edwards, Winston-Salem.
We are glad to know that Mrs.
Frank Wagoner is improving from a
serious illness.
Several from nere attended the as
sociation at Meadow Fork Sunday
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Edwards vi
sited relatives at Stratford Sunday.
Miss Ivazelle Taylor spent last
week with her sister, Mrs. Dallas
Fender, at Piney Creek.

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