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VOLUME III OLD FORT, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1930 NUMBER 22 THE OLD FORT NEWS The Ol'd Fort News is pub lished each week in connection with the Marion Progress. MISS GERTRUDE DULA, Editor and Business Manager. REAL HEROISM We want a heroism which is he roic in sits nwn seci'et thoughts. We want heroes who slay dragons in private. We want the royal courage which strangles an unworthy impulse as soon as it is born. We want ex ploits in sacrificial thinking, magnif icent conquests of selfishness in the quiet courts of the soul. A real man must wrestle with lions and bears in j the jungles of his own spirit, and there he must register a courage of which the world has no account. All of which means that a man must be a hero in the very pith and fibre of his being. It must be his nature to be heroic.—J. H. Jowrett. BRIDGE PARTY The Old Fort Woman's Club en tertained with a bridge party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. \ Moore on Saturday evening. The! house was decorated with flags, ban-' ncrs and spring flowers. Little Bert and Mary Louise Moore, dressed as George Washing- j ton and Martha Washington, met the guests and presented them with miniature flags. After five progressions were played Mr. George Sandlin was the! fortunate winner of a car tank full of Super Shell gasoline donated by! Col. D. W. Adams to the club. The j consolation prizes were won by Prof. S. B. Smithey and Mrs. Joe Mashburm Delicious refreshments were ser ved by Mrs. A. Crippen, Mrs. P. H. | Mashburn, Mrs. Geo. Sandlin, Mrs.1 W. LeFevre and Mrs. Geo. Moore, j Those present were Mr. Louie Cuthbert, Mr. Bestline, Mr. J. Hig- i gins, Miss Carrie Saunders, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sandlin, Mr. and Mrs. E. Ragle, Mrs. Hart Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Graybeal, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. I Moore, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Ditmore,1 Dr. and Mrs. D. M. Mcintosh, Mr. and Mrs. C. Nesbitt, Mr. Robert j Wilkinson, Miss Edith Rowe Grady,i Miss Gertrude Dula, Mr. Clyde Mil ler, Mr. Kimball Miller, Mrs. W. Le Fevre, Prof, and Mrs. S. B. Smith ey, Mr. and Mrs. A. Crippen, Mrs. P. H. Mashburn, Mrs. Joe Mashburn and Miss Maude Crawford. ST. VALENTINE PARTY On Saturday night, Feb. 15th, Miss Frances Grant charmingly en tertained a number of her friends with a Valentine party. The house •was very prettily decorated with red hearts and other Valentine ideas. After several contests progressive alphagram was played at three ta- i bles, the prize going to Mr. Wood-j row Harris. A salad course was ser- j ved by Miss Grant, assisted by Miss ! Pearl Cox. Those enjoying the party were Misses Frances and Dorothy j Walker, Jennie Mae Noblitt, Doris Dalton, Martha Hughes and Agnes Noblett; Messrs. Gordon London, Joe Lee Grant, Carlyle Nesbitt, Woodrow Harris, J. C. Hensley, Al gie London and Dewey Hensley. OLD FORT, SILOAM, OAKDALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES M. E. Hansel, Minister. / Old Fort: Sunday School 10 a. m. Public worship with sermon by pas tor, 11 a. m. Christian Endeavor Society 6:45 p. m. Prayer service Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. Siloam: Sunday School 2 p. m. Oakdale: Sunday School 2 p. m. Public Worship with sermon by the pastor, 3 p. m. VICTIM IDENTIFIED Kit—"But anyway, dear, we must give Jack credit for getting her a nice engagement ring.". Kat—"Oh, no, we needn't — the jeweler's given him credit for that." —Sydney Bulletin. A REQUEST Old Fort people are reques ted to send news items for the Old Fort News page, in the Marion Progress, to Miss Ger trude Dula, editor of this page, and not direct to the Progress office. This is to avoid the same news item being printed twice on the page. Mailing boxes for Old Fort News items will be found at the Old Fort Drug Store and the Bradley Drug Store. Postoffice Box 191, Old Fort, N. C. LOCAL AND PERSONAL ITEMS OF INTEREST R. V. Jones of Marion was in Old Fort Saturday. Marion Nesbitt of Gastonia spent Sundya with Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Noblitt. Clarence Wise of Marion was in Old Fort Sunday. Dayton Ayers of Marion visited his uncle, W. C. Early, Monday. J. L. Lackey spent Sunday in Asheville. Miss Grace Smith of Marion was a visitor in Old Fort Sunday. T. Y. Lytle of Marion is spending several days with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Burgin. Otis Grant is ill with influenza. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Swann of Asheville visited Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Swann Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. LeFevre and Edith LeFevre spent Sunday in Rutherfordton. Misses Rhoda Grady and Hazel Swann spent Saturday in Asheville. Miss Polly Ann Greene spent the week-end in Asheville. W. E. Grant of Spruce Pine spent Sunday in Old Fort. Misses Stella Sherrill and Nellie Blankenship spent Saturday in Mar ion. Miss Davie Mae Arney made a business trip to Marion Monday. Miss Mary Ellen Young of Con nelly Springs spent several days last week with Martha Hyams. J. A. Swann visited relatives in Asheville Saturday. Mrs. B. G. Curtis spent Saturday in Asheville. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Harris spent last week-end in Converse, S. C. Mrs. N. Justice spent Monday af ternoon in Marion. H. Hansel is spending the week end in Charlotte. Mrs. Annie Hughes was a visitor in Asheville Thursday. Mr. J. L. Melton of Black Moun tain was in Old Fort Tuesday on business. Mrs. S. M. Wilkinson and Robert Wilkinson motored to Asheville on Thursday to visit Margaret Jordan who is a patient at the Mission Hos pital. Mrs. Geo. Moore, Mrs. S. B. Smithey, and Mrs. J. B. Curtis were visitors in Asheville on Saturday. Miss Ethel Allison, a student nurse in State Hospital, Morganton, is spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Allison. Mrs. Ola Jones of Asheville is visiting her sister, Mrs. W;* W. Le Fevre. ivirs. waiter Jbe^'evre and Mrs. Henry C. Fisher spent Wednesday in Asheville. Misses Polly Ann Greene and Ha zel Swann attended an "Old Time" dance at Camp Allison last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. LeFevre and family made a visit to Rutherford College Sunday. Miss Catherine Finch entertained with one table of bridge last Wed nesday. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Haynes and Robert Bryson. Dainty refreshments were served. Miss Mary Will Greene was a vis itor in Asheville on Thursday. Robert Bryson entertained with a stag party Monday night. Enjoying his hospitality were Messrs. Charley Fisher, Francis Mauney and Merrill Kanipe. Dr. Alfred W. Dula of Lenoir was the guest of his sister, Miss Gertrude Dula, last Thursday and Friday. Mr. Riddell, auditor for the Uni ted States Leather Company, is in Old Fort this week. Mrs. Hill and three daughters of Marion were visitors in Old Fort on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Sweeney and Robert Wilkinson visited friends in Johnson City on Sunday. Special CHICKEN DINNER ON SUNDAY With Vegetables, Deserts and the best of Coffee 50c. Why bother to cook? You will enjoy a dinner at The B. and J. Cafe OLD FORT, N. C. NEXT TO POST OFFICE | Major W. A. Collett of the Mari on Progress was a visitor in Old Fort on Saturday. Mrs. D. Rix and sister, Hazel Swann, of Dendron, visited friends in Old Fort the past week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hopper of Marion spent Sunday with the for mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hopper. Mrs. C. M. Young and two daugh ters, Elizabeth and Mary Ellen, of Connelly Springs, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hyams, Sunday. Dr. D. M. Mcintosh, chairman of the McDowell County Relief Asso ciation, attended the meeting of this organization held in Marion on Friday night. Mir. and. Mrs. Henry C. Fisher spent the past week-end in Biltmore at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Reed. Mr. Reed, father of Mrs. Fish er, has zbeen dangerously ill. Francis Mauney entertained a number of the "younger set" at his! home Monday evening. The guests were Miss Mary Will Greene, Miss Louise Laughridge, Miss Catherine j Finch, Miss Nancy Miller, "Capt."i Fisher, Merrill Kanipe, Harrison J Hansel, Maurice Flemming and Robert Bryson. HIGHWAY MEETING TO BE IN ROANOKE The first meeting of the Eastern | National Parks Tour, the great; highway that connects the Shenan- j doah of Virginia with the Great' Smokies of North Carolina, will be held in Roanoke February 28. The highway is known as the Blossom Trail, and beginning at Winchester in Virginia passes through Marion to Murphy. All towns along the route are a^ked to send representatives to hear reports and take part in elec tion of officers. J. Q. Gilkey of Mar ion is one of the directors, and is on the program to reply to the address of welcome by Mayor C. B. Fox, of Roanoke. BRIEF NEWS OF INTEREST Mountain farmers desiring infor mation about growing barley tobac co will find agronomy information circular 45 prepared by E Y. Floyd of considerable interest, i Copies of the circular may be had j free of charge from the agronomy | department at State College. Corn grown by adult farmtrs un-j der demonstration methods in Ca- j tawba county last year produced an | average of 53.3 bushels per acre as: compared with the county average, of 20 bushels. The cost per bushel was only 73 cents as compared with the average cost of $1.46 a bushel, j NOTICE OF SALE OF TEN THOU SAND DOLLARS WATER BONDS OF THE TOWN OF OLD FORT, NORTH CAROLINA. Sealed bids will be received by the i Board of Aldermen of the Town of Old Fort, North Carolina, in the of-i fice of the Mayor in said Town, until | eleven o'clock a. m., on the 8th day of March, 1930, for the purchase of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000) j DOLLARS water bonds to be issued under the Municipal Finance Act of j North Carolina, to bear date 1st day of October, 1929, and to mature st ! rially FIVE HUNDRED ($500) ! DOLLARS on the 1st day of April J in each of the years 1932 to 1951, j both inclusive; and the bonds £re to I be in denominations of FIVE HUN-1 DRED ($500) DOLLARS each,! bearing a rate of interest not to ex ceed 6 per cent per annum to be fixed on the date of sale, payable semi-annually on the 1st day of April and the 1st day of October of each year, both principal and inter est payable at the Chase National Bank in the City of Ne"*" York and State of &ew York. Bidders are in vited to name the rate of interest which the bonds are to bear; the rate must be in multiples of one-fourth of one per cent; must not exceed six per cent, and must be the same for all of said bonds; that bonds will be awarded to the bidder offering to take them at the lowest rate of in terest, at a price not less than par j and accrued interest. If any bidders! name the same amount of interest, the premium shall determine the award., The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. The bonds will be accompanied by the written approving opinion of Messrs. Storey, Thorndike, Palmer & Dodge of Boston, Massachusetts. Each bidder must present with his or its bid certified check on an in corporated Bank or Trust Company, payable to the order of the Treasur er of the Town of Old Fort, N. C., or deposit a "sum of money for and in an amount equal to two per cent of the face amount of the bonds bid for, to secure the Municipality from any loss resulting from failure of the bidder to comply with the terms of his or its bid. Said bonds will be awarded at not less than par unless all bids are rejected. February 19, 1930. There will be no auction. I. L. CAPLAN, Clerk. Read the advertisements. It pays. ||. ..SUCCESSFUL HOMEMAKING By GRACE VIALL GRAY WHAT IS SELF-RISING FLOUR? This is a question often asked b.v women—just what is self-rising flour? From what is it made and what are the advantages in using it? Well, first of all, self-rtsing flour is a soft wheat flour to which the miller adds pure monocalcium phosphate and bicarbonate of soda, which is realU baking powder, and salt for seasoning. So it is after all a ready prepared or pre-leavened flour. Using self-rising flour in the home three times each day has many advan tages. The greatest thing about it is its dependability. In fact, self-rising flour gives the only source of a uni form biscuit 365 times a year. Do not add bakiug soda or baking powder to it. When a woman mixes soda and but termilk, she lias no way to tel! ac curately about the acidity of the but ter milk without taking it to a labora tory, and if she wants to have a first class biscuit, the soda and buttermilk must neutralize each other. In the self-rising flour the leavening is ac curately proportioned by weight and on a basis of a minimum, whereas, the other way is usually a maximum and guess work at that. Self-rising flour is economical for all baking purposes. In addition to the saving in the purchase of baking pow der, soda and salt, it also saves eggs. The leavening is so generally dis tributed that it does not require so many eggs. In the original recipe for the standard 1-2-3-4 butter cake, four eggs are required if using plain flour. Substituting self-rising flour in the same formula requires only two eggs Use one egg to every one and a half cupfuls of self-rising flour. You can take any of your own fa vorite cake recipes and change it into a self-rising flour recipe. Use one whole egg or two egg whites to each one and a half cupfuls of flour, and add one tablespoonful of liquid for each egg omitted from the original recipe. Omit all baking pow der and soda. Do no unnecessary beating. Do not let batter stand aft er mixing. Bake at the correct tem perature. The most common mistake in bak ing cakes is in having too hot an oven. Keep the oven at 350 degrees F. Seven farmers of Cartaret county are fifteen hundred dollars richer this week through the co-operative shipment of 78 live hogs. The hogs brought top prices with a total of $1551.18. LET V!» TRAIN YOU FOR Bt'STVESS—THE RICHEST FIELD IN THE WORLD Typewriting, Shorthand, Stenotypy, Bookkeeping and Accounting are the Keys that open the avenues to the business world. New business enterprises coming tc this section will call upon our schorls fop office help—then, why not take specialized training which assu^>s busineE3 success. LAND FOR SALE Whereas under date of October 6th, 1925, J. M. Mashburn and wife, Effie S. Mashburn, executed and de livered to J. L. Nichols, Trustee, for the Bank of Old Fort, a certain Deed of Trust securing an indebted ness of $3,000 due eight months after date, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 28 page 278 Mc Dowell County Mortgage Deed Rec ords, and whereas there has been de fault in the payment of said indebt edness at maturity: Now therefore, under and by virtue of the power of sale contain ed in said Deed of Trust, the under signed will, at the courthouse door in Marion, McDowell County, N. C., on Monday, the 3rd day of March, 1930, at twelve o'clock noon, offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash, for the purpose of satisfy ing Said indebtedness, the following described piece parcel and tract of land, lying and being in McDowell County, N. C.: 2nd Tract: Being lots No. 7 and 8 in Block "K" in the Town of Old Fort, N. C., bounded on the north by Main Street, on the E. by Spring Street, on the S. by Railroad Street, and on the W. by the lands of the late G. B. Thomasson: Beginning on a stake on Main Street, a corner be tween Thomasson and Jones, and runs S. 30 E. 153 feet to a stake on Railroad Street, thence N. 75 E. 112 feet and 3 inches with Railroad Street to a stake on Spring Street; thence with Spring Street N. 32 W. 191 feet to a stake on Main Street, thence with Main Street S. 59 W. 101 feet and 6 inches to the begin ning, and, being ^fujly described in a deed from G. A. Thomasson to Mrs. G. C. Jones, recorded in Book 28 page 306 in the Office of the Regis ter of Deeds of McDowell County. Said sale will be for cash and sub ject'to-* confirmation by the Court. • ^tiP'cSy of January, 1930. J. L. NICHOLS, Trustee. DOES COST OF TRANSPORTATION INFLUENCE YOUR CHOICE OF A CAR? Mr. Geo. W. Bryson of Bryson-Snyder Company drove to Ohio recently, travel ing 652 miles. Cost for gas and oil was $7.70. Number of occupants, three. The car that he drove was a Chevrolet Sedan, i See our display and ask for a demon stration of the New 1930 Model. — CHEVROLET — "For Economic Travel" Kanipe Motor Co. Old Fort, N. C. Extra Value Without Extra Cost Triplex shatter-proof glass windshield Rustless Steel Five steel-spoke wheels At least $50 extra value is represented in just these few features of the new Ford car—most of them ex clusive to Ford in the low-price field. Yet they are given to you without extra cost. Other important features are the four Houdaille hydraulic double action shock absorbers, the safety of the fully enclosed four-wheel brakes, the alumi num pistons^ the chrome silicon alloy valves and unus ual accuracy in manufacturing. In design, material and performance the new Ford is a value far above the price. $435 up—f. o. b. Detroit Call or 'phone for demonstration Fisher Motor Co. OLD FORT, N. C. OUR 1930 CHRISTMAS CLUB IS NOW OPEN Join now in one of our classes ranging from 10c to "$10.00, payable each week, and have your Christmas Money all ready next year. It's not what you earn that makes you rich, but what you SAVE. THE BANK OF OLD FORT OLD FORT, N. C. J. s. BRADLEY, Pres. F. M. BRADLEY, Cashier P. H. MASHBURN, Vice-Pre».