OLD FORT NEWS
OLD FORT, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1930 NUMBER 34
THE OLD FORT NEWS
The Old Fort News is pub
lished each week in connection
with the Marion Progress.
MISS GERTRUDE DULA,
Editor and Business Manager.
OLD FORT HIGH
Friday, May 23, at 8 p. m., Music
Sunday, May 25, at 11 a. m.,
commencement sermon by Mr. J. C.
Newton of Shelby, N. C.
Wednesday, May 28 at 8 p. m,,
Senior Class Day Exercises.
Thursday, May 29, at 8 p. m.,
graduating exercises of High School
Seniors. Address by Miss Elizabeth
Kelly of the State Department of
Friday, May 30, baseball game at
3:30 p .m. Play, "Daddy Longlegs,"
at 8 p. m.
All exercises up to and including
Thursday, May 29, will be free to
the public. The baseball game Fri
day and "Daddy Longlegs" Friday
night will carry a small admission
fee. The school patrons and public
in general are cordially invited to
attend all programs.
HONOR ROLL FOR EIGHTH
M ONTH OLD FORT SCHOOL
Grade 1-A: Paul Hensley, Helen
Silvers, Eva Parker, Irene Carver,
Ethel Morris, Geneva Moore, Elea
nor Wheeler, George Eller, Randy
Lewis, Margaret Umberger.
Grade 1-B: Cecil Burnett, Violet
Bryson, Lester Calloway, Katherine
Epley, Clarence Lavender, Mildred
Lanning, Joe Miller, Max Nesbitt,
Blily Oates, Howard Thomas, Har
Grade 2-A: Nita Byrd, Lois Ear
ley, Mary Louise Moore, Margaret
Joe Tisdale, Gladys Padgett, Eliza
beth Ervin, Paul Harmon, Jr.,
Clyde Raymer, Fred Miller.
Grade 3-A: Dan Kerlee, Ray Tur
ner, Emily Carver, Lovine LeFevre,
Grade 4th: Harriett Long, Archie
Mcintosh, Loretta Conner.
Grade 5-A: Carolyn Sandlin,
Grade 6th: Mary Margaret John
son, Exam Manick, Dorothy Stev
ens, Bertie Settlemyre, Codel Camp,
John Russell Nichols, Mary Hens
Grade 7th: Nannie Sue Sandlin,
Myrtle Kerlee, Mary Allison, Julia
Bistline, Edith Lackey, Clara Eller,
Gladys Haynes, Dorothy Eller, Es
telena Young, Virginia Jones, Ed
Grade 9: James Bistline.
Grade 10: Mabel Curtis.
Grade 11: Beulah Calloway, and
An animal which had been killing
goats near Catawba Falls was killed
last week and the bod brought to
Old Fort. This animal resembled a
dog, was red in color, with a low j
heavy set body and small pointed
ears. A noticeable characteristic j
that attracted much attention was j
the soft fur that covered the body J
instead of hair. A similar animal!
which was killed by a ranger in j
Yancey county last year, and the;
body sent to New Jersey, was iden-i
tified as a cross-breed, possibly part:
dog and part wolf.
r" NEEDLECRAFT CLUB MEETS
Mrs. Henry C. Fisher was hostess
to the Needlecraft club at her home
on Wednesday afternoon. A frozen j
salad course was served by the hos
tess at the conclusion of a very en
joyable evening. Those enjoying I
Mrs. Fisher's hospitality were Mrs. j
J. L. Nichols, Mrs. D. A. Silvers and
Mrs. E. D. Rix, of Marion; Mrs. H.
C. Marley, Mrs. I. L. Caplan, Mrs.
Will Rowe, and Mrs. W. W. LeFevre
of Old Fort.
Deputies C. L. Tate, T. M. Greene
and J. C. Bird captured and destroy- j
ed a steam still on Garretts Creek j
May 7th with 500 gallons of beer.
No arrests were made. On May 18
Deputies C. L. Tate and H. A. Bur
gin destroyed a steam outfit on the
head of Catawba river. No arrests
were made. The mash and beer were I
destroyed by the owners before the:
Mrs. J. Lewis Black entertained
with a surprise party on Thursday
night in honor of her husband's
birthday. Quite a number .of guests
were present and enjoyed Mrs.
Black's hospitality. >.
MUSIC CLASS TO GIVE
RECITAL FRIDAY NIGHT
Miss Edith Rowe Grady will pre
sent the Old Fort Music Class in a
recital Friday night, May 23. The
Chorus -— "Sailing" (Lehon) —
Elementary Glee Club.
Piano Solo—"The Merry Elf"
(Williams)—Mary Rice Robinson.
Piano Solo—"Over the Garden
Wall" (Huerter)—Gladys Rowe.
Piano Duet—"Country Dance"
(Eggeling)—Mary Sue Young, Ma
ry Margaret Johnson.
Piano Solo—"Dreaming" (Rolfe)
Piano Solo—"Pride of the Regi
ment" (Crammond).—John Burgin.
Piano Solo—"Cupid's Wooing"
Vocal Duet "Happy Hans and Hil
da"—Gladys Rowe, Ike Caplan, Jr.
Piano Solo—"Valse Petite" (Vir
gli)—Mary Margaret Johnson.
Piano Solo — "A Fairy Tale"
(Lack)—Mary Sue Young.
Piano Solo—"A Song of Spring"
Chorus — "Sundown" (London
derry Air)—High School Glee Club.
Piano Solo—"Butterfly Wings"
Piano Solo—"Dance of thfe Rose
buds" (Keats)—Woodrow Harris.
Vocal Solo — "The Angelus"
Fiano Duet—"Laughing Waters
—Mary Sue Grant, Miss Grady.
Piano Solo—"Moonlight Revels"
Piano Duet—"Marching to Peace"
(Roeckei) — Elizabeth Raymer,
Piano Solo—"Polish Dance" (Eg
Vocal Duet — "Flying Clouds"
(Starr)—Hazel Swann, Edna Tate.
Piano Solo — "Valse in D Flat"
Vocal Solo-—"Ah Sweet Mystery
of Life" (Herbert) ; "April Moods"
Piano Solo — "Robin's Return"
Piano Trio—"Marche Militaire"
(Schubert) — Florine, Blanche and
Vocal Quintet—"A Summer Gar
den" (from Youth's Companion) —
Frances Sherrill, Hazel Swann,
Mary Sue Grant. Edna Tate, Flo
Piano Solo—"In the Tavern" (Je
nan)—Mary Sue Grant.
Piano Quartet—"Gi'and Festival
March (Engelmann)—1st piano:
Edith Lefevre, Mary Sue Grant; 2d
piano:Edna Tate; Virginia Vess.
Vocal Solo "Indian Dawn" (Zam
Violin Obligato by Miss Elizabeth
BY SCHOOL TALENT
A very enjoyable minstrel was
presented Tuesday evening by a
number of high school pupils and
teachers. This entertainment was
well attended and afforded the au
dience a very merry evening. Rob
ert Bryson made a fine interlucuter,
while Joe Lee Burgin, Norriss Hens
ley, Russell Oates and J. R. Harris,
Jr. brought forth quite a few laughs
with their remarks as end men. A
minstrel could never have such out
standing singers as did this—Mer
ill Kanipe, Woodrow Harris, Guy
Grant, Mr. Smithey, Gaston Rhine
hardt and J. R. Harris, Jr., were
certainly good in their songs, and
as for forgetting the "Pain Quar
tette" that would be impossible. i
A very neat sum was realized
from this project.
OF TOWN GETS BUSY
Mrs. P. H. Mashburn, chairman of
the Civic Department of the Old
Fort Woman's Club, and Mrs. Don
Grant, of the Civic Committee, took
definite steps this week to make Old
Fort more attractive this summer by
planting ten flower beds near the
center of town on several vacant
lots. These flower beds are expected
to thrive and bloom wonderfully as
£hese two club members seem to
possess the magic touch with flowers
M. E. Hansel, Minister
Sabbath School 10 a. m.
Christian Endeavor Society 7 p. m.
Prayer Meeting Wednesday 8 p. m.
Public worship 8 p. m.
2 p. m.
3 p. m.
10 a. m. I
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Robert Tiryson was in Asheville
Tuesday on business.
T. M. Greene and I. H. Greene
were in Asheville Saturday on bus
Miss Frances Artz left Monday
to spend several weeks in Asheville.
Mrs. I. H. Greene spent the week
end in Asheville with friends.
Misses Georgia Grant and Mary
Will Greene spent Thursday in
Mary Will Greene spent the week
in Marion with friends.
Mrs. C. E. Anthony left for Ak
ron, Ohio, Tuesday where she will
spend a few weeks with her brother
Mrs. Walter LeFevre and daugh
ter Edyth spent Saturday in Ashe
Miss Susan Allison of Asheville
spent Sunday in Old Fort.
Miss F. Wheeton of Old Fort
spent Friday in Marion.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Lytle of Bilt
more visited relatives in Old Fort
Miss Goodloe Haney of Nebo was
a visitor in Old Fort last Sunday.
Mrs. W. S. Burgin and Mrs. M. J.
Hunt spent last Sunday in Black
Mr. Miller Melton underwent an
operation for appendicitis Monday.
W. C. Early spent Tuesday in
Mrs. Pearl Reed spent Sunday in
Chas. Tate and T. M. Greene
were in Asheville Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Lail and Mrs.
Max Lail of Asheville were visitors
in Old Fort Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Early of Er
win, Tenn., were visitors in Old
Fort last Sunday.
Rev. J. W. Horse of Rutherford
College was in Old Fort last Thurs
Ben Wells and Miss Willie Lou
Wells spent Tuesday in Marion.
D. Y. Grant, who has been work
ing in Blue Ridge, Ga,. has returned
to his home here.
Mrs. C. Kerlee of Black Mountain
spent the week-end in Old Fort.
Claude Ricketts was in Asheville
Mrs. Carl Noblitt and daughter,
Alva, spent Monday in Asheville.
Mrs. H. Holway of Black Moun
tain spent the week-end with rela
tives in Old Fort. ■
Supt. A. V. Nolan of Marion was
in Old Fort Friday.
Mrs. Stacy Noblitt spent Friday
Miss Estelle Lavender spent Fri
day in Asheville.
C. F. Noblitt made a business
trip to Asheville Friday.
Miss Ethel Allison of Morganton
is spending several days with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Allison.
Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Haynes were
visitors in Black Mountain Wednes
miss i^veiyn ftnycier 01 Asneville:
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. i
Snyder, last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Fowler of |
Flat Rock were visitors in Old Fort
Win. Condry of Hendersonville
spent Friday in Old Fort.
Mr. and Mrs. Connelly Walker,
who attended the funeral services of
the latter's mother in Rome, Ga., the
past week, returned to»Old Fort on
Tuesday, after a visit of two weeks
spent in that place.
Misses Frances Walker, Virginia
Walker and Frances Grant spent
two days in Rome, Ga., the past j
week, returning with Mr. and Mrs. j
Connelly Walker on Tuesday.
Miss Bessie Rue Fleming and Mr.
Robert Turnbill of Asheville were
dinner guests of the former's par
ents, Mr.and Mrs. Avery Fleming on
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Silvers of Mar
ion were visitors in Old Fort on
Mrs. I. H. Greene and Mrs. Tom
Pritchard of Asheville were visitors
in Old Fort on Sunday.
Intending to quit house-keeping at
the Morris Grant place (better
known as the "old Hamp Grant
Mill") about 5 miles east of Old
Fort, Mrs. Grant will sell at public
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1930
everything on the premises, consist
ing of Household and Kitchen Fur
niture, Farm and Garden Imple
ments, and other articles too num
erous to mention.
Sale Will Begin at 10 O'clock.
Mrs. Gordon Grant, who has been
spending several months in Davids
boro, Ga., with her mother, has re
turned to her home here.
Mrs. Lloyd Reed of Black Moun
tain, who has been spending some
time with her sister, Mrs. Etta Kel
ley, has returned to her home.
William Glenn Parker, a former
instructor in the Old Fort High
School, was a visitor in Old Fort on
Capt. and Mrs. W. P. Artz, Mrs.
Janie Reid and Mrs. Charley Bur
gin motored to Asheville on Mon
Little Margaret Caplan, small
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Cap
lan, is recovering from apainful
cut on her mouth, received last
week while playing.
Enjoying a trip to Linville Falls
last week were Miss Gladys Warren,
Miss Una Plott, Miss Margaret
Maness, Miss Bula Kanipe, Spencer
Noblett and Rodgers Kanipe.
Col. D. W. Adams and I. H.
Greene enjoyed a trip to Mount
Mitchell on Tuesday.
Of all the beautiful %cities in the
world none can rival Venice and its
lagoons. Artists and poets of all ages
have felt the charm of this unique
city, where genius and nature have
met to create a perfect harmony. The
square of St. Mark, with its basilica
scintillating with gold; the solemn
lines of the procurate; the ducal pal
ace ; the Grand canal, with its marble
palaces, whose decorations seem
copies from the famous laces of
Burano and Torcello; the churches
and bridges, and the gondolas slipping
silently through the water—all arouse
in the visitor intense emotions and
It takes a lot of people to make a
world. And people of all sorts, in all
walks of life, unfortunately are said to
be possessed of itching palms—that is.
hands ever ready to receive a bribe.
That this is not a distinctively mod
ern tendency is indicated by the fact
that even in Shakespeare's day it was
a symptom well known—if we are to
judge from the number of recorded in
stances, one of which is in the bard's
own Julius Caesar, 4.
The phrase itself is an allusion t<»
the superstition that an itching hand
is a forerunner of the receipt of
money.—Kansas City Times.
Voice of Envy
At a dinner one of the speakers was
exceptionally long-winded. At the end
of half an hour the irascible chair
man could stand the flow no longer.
He clanged his bell violently and the
orator was so surprised that he sat
down without completing his last sen
A guest sitting next to the chairman
whispered with a sigh, "I wish 1 had
a bell like that at home."
Bobby, on his fourth birthday, was
sitting by the window with his mother
watching for the postman. Bobb\
turned to his mother, and said: "Why.
mother, the postman won't come todaj
because this is my birthday."
"But what of that?" asked mother.
"Well, you said he wouldn't come
one day when it was Washington's
birthday," replied Bobby.
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OLD FORT, N. C.
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P. H. MASHBURN, Vice-Pres.
New Summer Hats
Dula Hat Shop
OLD FORT, N. C.
POPULAR EXCURSION FARES
MAY 29, 1930, TO WASHINGTON, D. C.
MAY 30, 1930, TO RICHMOND AND NORFOLK
ROUND-TRIP FARES FROM MARION, N. C.
WASHINGTON, D. C. $12.75
NORFOLK, VA. 10.25
RICHMOND, VA. 9.25
OLD POINT COMFORT, VA. 10.25
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. 10.75
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NOTICE OF SERVICE OF
North Carolina, McDowell County.
In Superior Court before the Clerk.
Charles Gunter and the Children's
Home Society of Greensboro, N. C.
The defendant, Charles Gunter,
will take notice that an action entit
led as above has been commenced
in the Superior Court of McDowell;
County, N. C., to remove from his:
legal custody, on account of aban- ]
donment, his minor son, to-wit,;
James Gunter, aged six years, and
to grant Letters of Adoption for
the said James Gunter to Charles
Pyatt; and the said Charles Gunter
will further take notice that he is1
required to appear in person before
the Clerk Superior Court of Mc
Dowell County, N\ C., at the court-1
house in Marion on the 7th day of
July, 1930, and answer or demur to
petition in said action, or plaintiff
will apply to the court for the relief
demanded in said petition.
This 17th day of May, 1930.
J. L. LAUGHR1DGE,
Clerk Superior Court.
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