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Mrs. S. J. Thomas had an opera
tion for appendicitis at Hagerstown,
Maryland Sunday night.
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Mr and Mrs. John Mack and Mr
and Mrs. Grady Phillips, of Booneville
were guests of Mr. Sam Brown and
sisters last Sunday.
Mrs Luther Boyer and little daugh
ter, Cora Catherine, of Charlotte
joined Mr. Boyer at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Carson to spend
Thanksgiving. They will return to
Mrs. William Heckard of Winston
Salem has been visiting relatives and
friends here for sometime.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Woods
and children, of Parisburg, Va., will
spend Thanksgiving at the home of
Mrs. J. W. Hawthorne’s.
Mr. Jay Hardin made a business
trip to Greensboro Tuesday.
Mr Edwin Duncan returned home
Friday and is rapidly improving.
Mrs Mayme Halsey and daughter,
Majorie, and messrs Willie Halsey an
Luther Roup spent Sunday at Piney
* * * * *
Mrs. Claude Miles, who was serious
ly ill last week, is improving slowly.
Mr W. P. Irwin, who has been con
fined to his home for several weeks, is
able to be. out again.
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Irwin and Mr.
and Mrs A. P. Edwards were dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Berry
Miss Carolyn Maxwell entertained a
number of friends at her home Tues.
Miss Delia Rutledge, of Galax, Va.,
was the weekend guest of Miss Eva
Mr.' and Mrs Alvin Sturdivant and
children, of North Wilkesboro. spent
Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. D.
Mr. Walter Irwin made a business
trip to Asheville Friday.
* * * * *
Mr. and Mrs. Dalton Warren and
children and messrs Herbert Estep an
F. H. Jackson were among those who
attended the show at Independence
Mr and Mrs. Elgin Edwards, of
New London Conn., formerly from
Alleghany county, are visiting friends
and relatives here for a few days.
* * * * *
Miss Gradie Spicer, of Mount Olive,
and Mr and Mrs T. L. Grayson, of
Winston-Salem, spent Thanksgiving
with Mrs. Bess Spicer.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Nichols were
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Rose Fender, who has been
ill was able to return to her work at
the Welfare office Tuesday.
Mr and Mrs. W. F. Hoppers Visited
relatives in Roanoke, Va. last week.
Miss Elizabeth Lambert has as her
guest this week, her sister of Rural
* * * * *
Miss Virginia Wmgate, of Indepen
dence, is visiting her sister, Mrs D. F.
Lawyer and Mrs. Sidney Gambill
and little daughter, Billie left for
Chapel Hill Tuesday where they will
- visit relatives and frieds.
Mrs. Lola White has returned from
an extended visit to relatives in Texas
Mrs. Mattie Andrews and Miss Sal
ly Bledsoe spent Tuesday in Elkin
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Edwards have
moved to Moravian Falls, where Mr.
Edwards has accepted a position.
Mrs. L. V. Anderson entertained a
host of friends and relatives at a
birthday party Wednesday Evening
Nov. 15, at 8:45 o’clock, honoring her
daughter Miss Iva Grace on her 17th
birthday. The home was beautifully
decorated in delicate shades of pink
and lavender. M. Elzie Pruitt won the
prize given away with the guess
cake. Games were played and de
licious chicken and cake was served
to the following guests; Miss Iva
Grace Anderson, honoree, Misses Mar
tha Wilson Thompson, of Winston
Salem, Ruth Watson, Jean Anderson,
Messrs Elize Pruitt, Jessie Watson,
Dewey Osborne, Golden Anderson,
Carlyle Anderson, CYle Watson, Fred
Roberts Jr'., J. Claude Tate, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Grover. Sheppard, Mrs. Wal
ter Watson, Mrs. Margaret Hault
houser and Mrs. L. V. Anderson.
S. S. Jenkins of North Wilkesboro
was here on business this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Guynn Goodman of
Clarksburg, W. Va. were the guests of
Irwin Hotel for two days last week.
G. L. Fender returned to his work
at Annapolis, Maryland last Thurs.
day after spending a week with home
R. T. Atwood of Stratford spent
Monday night with Mack Atwood.
Cleve Wilson and family of Glade
Valley v/ere visitors here Saturday.
John Me Carpenter and Grady Ir
win made a business trip to Wythe
Guynn Crouse is up from King for
a few days.
Missonary Society Meets
The W. M. S. of the Babtist church
met with Mrs. W. B. Reeves at her
home in Whitehead for its regular
Mrs. Lula Choate wos the leader of
the devotional exercises and program.
The. study topic for the afternoon was
“Stewards of the Word,” and a very
interesting program was given.
During the business session over
which the President Mrs. J. L. Under
wood presided. Mrs C. A. Reeves and
Mrs. Guy R. Duncan were appointed
on the ways and means committee
for the month of December. Their
plans will be announced at an early
The hostess served delicious refresh
ments during the social hour to the
nine members present.
The society regrets very much
that this was the last meeting in
which its beloved President, Mrs. J.
L. Underwood, will be with them.
MOUNT ZION NEWS
(By Claude J. Smith)
Mr. W. E. Jones was in Boone a few
days last week.
Mrs. Bessie Critcher and small
grandson were at W. R. Jones’ the
first of last week.
The following were at S. E. Smith’s
last week: George F. Smith, Miss
Ethel Pugh, Mrs. W. R. Jones H.
Clay Smith, and Mrs. Mary Cox and
J. "C. Pugh visited his mother, Mrs.
Nancy Ann Perry, of Peden, Monday.
Mrs. Perry is seriously ill with pneu
Claude J. Smith was at W. R. Jones
Thomas Smith visited Howard
Smith Saturday afternoon.
Ethel Pugh visited Mrs. H. Clay
Mr and Mrs. Estus Black and fam
ily, of Furchus, visited Mr. Black’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Black,
Claude J. Smith visited Claude Cri
tcher near Ntw Hope Sunday.
S. E. Smith, Chas. W. Cox, and J.
F. Shepard made a business trip to
W. J. Woodie made a business trip
to West Jefferson Monday.
LAUREL SPRINGS NEWS
•Mr and Mrs. McGlamary and chil
dren, of North Wilke3boro visited
their parents Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lan
A birthday dinner was held for Mrs.
F. Miller Sunday at her home.
Mary Iva Gene and their mother
Mrs. Frank Reeves were shoppers in
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Fender, of White
head were dinner guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fender.
Mrs. Wilmer Fender and children is
spending a few days visiting near
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson and
little Keith of Sparta visited Mr. and
Mrs. Wilmer Fender Saturday night.
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Sheppard is very ill with pne
Laurel Springs Route 1 News
Too late for publication last week
Mr. Frank Wagoner’s Saturday night.
Miss Eva Bowers visited Miss Bes
sie Hendrix over the weekend.
Mrs. S. H. Bowers and son Robert
visited at Mr. Fred Petty’s over the
El3er E. E. Wyatt and R. J. Tol
iver spent Saturday night at Mr.
Mrs Emerson Petty visited Mrs.
Oscar Petty over the weekend.
Miss Martha Thompson and Mrs.
Margaret Houlthouser and Mrs.
Inez Sheppard left Saturday for their
homes in Winston-Salem after spend
ing ten days at Mrs L. V. Anderson’s
Interesting Sermons wore preached
at Pleasatn Grove Church Sunday by
Elders E. E. Wyatt and It. J. Toliver.
95-Year OM Man Weds
95-Year-old Man Weds Stepmother
North Wilkesboro, Nov. 23. —(UP)
-Cupid and Father Time collaborated
to' keep a famiy intact here today
when W. P. Shew, 95, married his
stepmother, Mrs. Carolina Shew, 77.
The ceremony was performed by C.
M. Tevepaugh, local magistrate, in
the office of T. H. Settle, register of
deeds of Wilkes county.
The couple resides in the Call see
i tion of Wilkes.
THE WINGS of WILD GEESE
The very world haa adopted the
phrase, “Silly as a goose,” but, like
many other things we accept without
investigating their claims to truth,
this statement is very far from facts.
A goose is a decidely wise bird; if
'not why did a certain one cover her
eggs with hay to keep them warm
when the weather was cold and
stormy though she did not take pre
caution when it was not ?
In some mysterious way these peer
less voyagers through space know the
time when they aer to leave their
balmy lagoons in the sunland3 of the
South, and travel to the top of the
world in the land of the Midnight
Sun. On these dizzy migrations, guid
ed by a wisdom as amazing as it u
mysterious, these swift adventurers of
the air keep to certain longitudinal
routes, from all sections of the coun
try, to arrive at last at a given spot
at the ends of the earth.
Rising often at sea level, they set
their course to take them high above
the loftiest ranges many af whose
dawn-kissed peaks rise cloud-ward
more that three miles. Yet who hae
ever known a wild goose coming tc
tragedy on the shoulders of any hill?
On these dazzling annual flights
they cover from six to eight thousand
miles, breasting high winds and storm
that would drive the stoutest ship up
on the rocks; sweeping down the barb
ed anarchy of gales, lawless as un
chained Furies, yet holding steadily to
their course, their tireless pinions
beating across the boiling elements
for more than thirty hours without
rest, while all that time their slashing
wings have driven them forward at
a mile a minute, or fully fifty feet
for every down-ward stroke.
The best aviators may become be
wildered between stations, though
they have the assistance of strong
lights, and radio connections from the
ground every ten minutes; but wild
geeses never lose their way, and when
did one of them ever come to grief in
“making a landing?” Through star
less, tempest-ripped nights they go tc
their destinations with the dead cer
tainty of gravity itself.
Wild geese usually fly in wedge for
mation, with some old leader at the
point of the line. This divides the air,
and every member of the group make
the most of that fact by keeping a
place in the formation where it es
capees the opposition of the atmos
phere. The leaders are not able to do
this, so change often, while a contin
uous honking is kept up to hold the
Then, by some startling method of
understanding each other, they seem
to come to a common agreement as
to when they should descend for rest
and food. When these have been se
cured in some wide field or island
where they cannot be approached by
an emeny, they rise once more and
pursue their journey.
The old question, “Where do the
wild geese go?” has ut last been an
swered. For generations it was very
much a mystery, but new the secret
is well known. Bad. of all this migra
ting are two very wise precautions.
The parents of the young birds seem
to know they are helpless creatures,
unable for some time after hatching
either to fly, or to escape from their
enemies by swimming. This would
mean their extermination if they lived
close to human centers. Then, wild
geese moult once each year,, and dur
ing that period they cannot get off
the ground, and they seem to know \
that if they were found at such a time
along the rivers and lakes near the
dwellings of men they would be exter
To make these things impossible
they fly to the distant, uninhabited
regions beyond the Circle, where the
cold waters of the Artie wash the for
lorn shores of northern Russia, near
the mouth of the Lena River. Here
food is abundant, and uncounted mil
lions of wild geese congregrate in
these places and bring forth 'their!
young in safety.
those icy desolations the geese coma
drifting down the world to the frost
less Sunlands again. But they do not
congregrate in congested centers, as
they did during the summer, they are
too wise for that, but scatter abroad
form California to the everglades of
Florida. This wise conduct guarantees
their food supply, and insures their
And equally as wonderful is the
fact that wild geese have not always
gone to the north with the coming of
summer. It is certain that, if they
lived where men do not, they would I
remain always by their warm rivers
with no thought of seeking safety
somewhere else. Going to the Artie,
then,, is something these wise crea
tures have learned to do to preserve
But how did they know the only
place on the globe where they would
be completely removed from the pos
sibility of destruction at the hands of
men was the treeless waste at the top
of the world ?
Our dumb animals
Mrs. Tucker Passes Near
Mrs. J. M. Tucker, 65, died at her
home near Laurel Springs last Wed
nesday morning. Funeral services
Thursday were in charge of Rev. J.
W. Caudill and interment was in the
She is survived by two sons, Dr.
Tucker, of New York and James Tuc
ker, of Laurel Springs, and one dau
ghter, Mrs. Nannie Long, of Roanoke,
The funeral was conducted by the
Reins-Sturdivant funeral home.
BUY AT HOME!
Shirley Poirier Depicts Spirit
Of - Junior Red Cross in Movie
ACCORDING to the stewardesses
/A on American Airways’ valley
route between Chicago and
Now York via Detroit and Buffalo,
passengers frequently consume
the equivalent, of a six-course din
ner on a single trip of slightly
more Ilian live hours, and letters
to the superintendent of service
corn: tenting on the meals served
v on the do luxe airplanes carrying
fourteen passengers, operated on
this valley route, shew that many
tra--piers who are Ordinarily light
eater- develop voracious appetites
while bring. .
Iso if you’ve lost your appetite,
go ah ft! Take a trip on the
Ainerb-iin Air-; ays where the
stewardess? will start, you off with
a tomato juice cocktail as snowli
in the illustration above. In a
re -pot article written -in -collab
oration v ita Dr. V/. II. Eddy and
Delia Zall Curie, of Teachers Col
lege, Columbia University, Dr. E.
F. Kohnian wrote;
“Dieteticaliy arid on the basis of
its nutritive value, the tomato
is probably more comparable to
the orange-than to any other fruit
All Food Equally Good
You cau get orange juice on this
trip, if you prefer it, and all the,,
rest of the food is also selected
for its dietetic merit and its taste.
A typical meal consists of a choice
of the tomato juice or bouillon;
chicken salad, olive-nut', cheese or
egg salad; baked ham, roast
beci, tongue, veal or turkey sand
wiches; fruit salad (for which
canned fruits for salad is used),
and fresh fihit.; oli\es arid pickles;
cookies and cuke, coffee and after
dinner mints. No wo; dor. the
passenger.-', worx their jaws!*
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