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OLD FORT NEWS
VOLUME III OLD FORT, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1930 NUMBER 35 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. J, S. BRADLEY IS CLAIMED BY DEATH Prominent McDowell Man Dies Af ter Lingering Illness Funeral Tuesday. Mr. John S. Bradley, 73 years old, died at his home here Sunday, after a long illness. Formerly engaged in the mercan tile business here and president of the Old Fort bank, he was one of the oldest and most prominent citi zens of the town. He was a Mason, a member of the Old Fort school board for 12 years; chairman of th-e coun ty school board, and a member of the Baptist church. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church. The Masonic lodge here had charge of the services at the grave. The Old Fort schools atten ded in a body. He is survived by his widow, three sons, Fred M. and Thaddeus, both of Old Fort, and Carl E.., of St. Louis; and four brothers, Kealey, of Old Fort, Logan and George, both of In dianapolis, and Grayson, of Guthrie, Okla. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. George Lee, of Asheville. MAN WHO DROVE FIRST LOCOMOTIVE ACROSS BLUE RIDGE IS DEAD W. P. Terrell, the man who dr.ove the first railroad locomotive across the Blue Ridge mountains and into Asheville, was found dead in his bed here Monday morning. Mr. Terrell, who was 74 years old, had been suffering from heart trou ble for the past several weeks. He lived alone and a neighbor remained with him until 10 o'clock Sunday night and offered to spend the night, but Mr. Terrell insisted this was un necessary. He was believed to have become ill shortly atter the neigh bor fleft, as he had not removed his clothing. When the railroad was under con struction by the state, the line was built up to the long Swannanoa tun nel, and while this tunnel was under construction, the Asheville end, from near the top of the mountain to Biltmore, was built. To facilitate work on the Asheville end of the line, a small locomotive was hauled by oxen over a "cordu roy" road—a road floored with logs —across the mountain to the west end of what is now the Swannanoa tunnel and was used on the west side in construction work. But it was Mr. Terrell who drove the first locomotive through the tun nel and on to Asheville. Mr. Terrell was also the first Master of Masons at the Old Fort lodge and was one of the first dea cons of the Old Fort Baptist church. Surviving are three (daughters, Mrs. Maud Kaufman, of Philadel phia, Mrs. Carrie Bach of Wilming ton, Del., and Mrs. Ethel Eisenspabt of Los Angeles, and two sons, Frank of West Palm Beach, Fla_, and Mel vin Terrell, who resides in West Virginia. SCOUTS ENJOY PICNIC The local troup of Boy Scouts, organized some time ago, enjoyed an outing to Catawba Falls Saturday chaperoned by Mr. J, E. Long, a member of the sponsoring commit tee. The boys were under the com mand of Charles Fisher, assistant Scout Master. The officials of the Boy Sccruts are as follows: Scout Master, I. L. Caplan; Assistant Mas ters, Charlie Fisher and C. M. Jen kins; sponsoring committee, W. W. LeFevre, Chairman; J. E. Long, S. 3. Smithey, (G. P. Bistline and S. L. "Noblett. A g-reat deal of interest is Ibeing taken 'fry both boys and par ents in this mwement and it is hoped that this interest will continue. The boys are planning on several more outings during t'he summer, Those attending the B. Y. P. U. convention at East Marion Baptist i church were Miss Josephine Linley, j Miss Pauline Linley, Mr. and Mrs. i Jeter Morgan, Mrs. B. Y. Allison,! and George Linley. "1 1 Mr. and Mrs. Stacy Noblitt, Mrs. | Paul Allison, and Miss Estelle Lav ender were visitors in AshevHJe on Tuesday, LOCAL AND PERSONAL ITEMS OF INTEREST Miss Lizzie Crawford is visiting friends in Asheville this week. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Lytle of Mar | ion were visitors in Old Fort Sunday Mrs. Fred Wilson of Marion spent Saturday in Old Fort. Misses Bula and Millie Kanipe j and Carrie Saunders spent Saturday | in Asheville. Guy Steppe of Marion visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stepp, in Old Fort Sunday. Ed Allison visited Mills Melton at the Mission Hospital in Asheville Sunday. Mrs. S, Whitmire and Miss Olive Whitmire of Biltmore spent Sunday with Mrs. E. Eppley. Mr, and Mrs. Eddie Ragle left on Saturday for a week's stay in New York City. Mrs. Ragle, on her return win stop in Franklin, Ga., for an ex tended visit to relatives. Mrs. Eouise Nesbitt, who is visit ing her aunt in Black Mountain, was in Old Fort Saturday. Miss Robbie Noblitt of Gastbnia is ; the house gufest of Miss Pauline Noblitt. I Albert Noblitt and Francis Sabom j spent Thursday in Asheville. Floyd Kelly, who has been work | ing in Indiana, is visiting his mother, | Mrs. Etta Kelly. | Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Early are i spending the week-end in Marion. I Miss Sadie Burgin spent Thursday j in Asheville. i Miss Janie Parker of Asheville was ! the guest of Miss Marie Sabom on Wednesday. Miss Dorcas Williams, former music teacher of the Old Fort high school, was in Old Fort Thursday, i Mrs. Don Grant spent Tuesday in j Asheville. Dr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins have as their house guest Mrs. F. S. Jenkins of Easley, S. C. Dr. and Mrs. U. B. Sutherland I and small son, of Easley, S. C., visi ted Dr. and Mrs. Charles Jenkins on Sunday. Miss Elaine Mash burn, who is in training at the Aston Park Hospital in Asheville, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Effie Mashburn. Capt. and Mrs. H. W. Mason, of Spartanburg, S. C., were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Westermann on ' Saturday and Sunday. Capt. and Mrs. Mason were enroute to Kansas where they will visit relatives for the next two months. Luther Grant of Marion was a vis itor to Old Fort on Sunday. i Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Silvers, Miss Edith Nichols and Walter Nichols i of Marion visited friends here Sun day. Mrs. H. D. Milton of Black Moun tain, who was formerly Miss Maude | Gilbert of this place, was a visitor in Old Fort Sunday. Accompanying l Mrs. Melton was her daughter, Miss j Mildred Hemphill, who gaduated [ with highest honos from the Black I Mountain school this year. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beam of Marion visited friends in Old Fort last week. Mr. Beam was formerly sheriff of Rutherford county. Rev. M. E. Hansel and daughter Elizabeth were in Asheville Friday. Mrs. Georgia Grant spent the week-end in Marion with Mrs. L. D. Greene. The Christian Endeavor of the Presbyterian church gave a social and surprise shower for their Super intendent, Miss Mary Will Greene, at. the manse Thursday evening. Miss Greene will leave June 1 to take nurse's training at the Mission Hospital in Asheville. .Miss Audrey Gosorn and Mrs. Georgia Grant -were in Asheville ffi® ^Wednesday. Mrs. Mattie Tomlin and daughter Claudia, who have been visiting Mrs. S. F. Mauney, left Tuesday for their "home in Harmoetry. Raymond antS Carl Padgett of Charlotte spent $he week-end with relatives here. Miss May CanrpIbeU was in Ashe ville Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Grady Nichols, Mary Sue Young, Misses Elizabeth and Annie White and Mrs. Nannie Jus tice were in Asheville Tuesday. Dr. "F- H. McMillan will leave on Thursday for Washington, JR. C,, where he KVill spend several days with his sister. David Taylor, who has been at- j tending Mars Hill College, has ztt* rived to spend the summer with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. C. L. Taylor. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Allison have moved to the Newton house on Nich ols street. Lee Lavender of Columbus visited relatives in Old Fort last week. Miss Brady Silver has been visit ing her sister in Hendersonville, Misses Stella Sherrill and Virgin ia Vess were in Marion Monday. Clyde Miller left last week on a business trip to Wisconsin, where he will spend the next few weeks. Miss Elizabeth Hansel, of Flora McDonald College, has arrived to spend the summer with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. E. Hansel. Col. D.W. Adams and I.H. Greene spent several days of the past week at Mile High, near Pinnacle. Miss Lenore Keatley has as her house guests this week her mother, Mrs. Lila B. Keatley, her sister, Mrs. Dorothy K. Evans, her nephew, Mas ter Haimar Denny Evans, her aunt, Mrs. Lin?. Burlin, and Mr. Wilmer Hasson, of Maryland. Evidently Chinese Boy Has No Use for 'Phone Telephone service in Shanghai, with the subscriber's talking 'half a dozen languages and the operators all Chi nese, has been the target of complaint. The latest voice raised is that of a 'Chinese youth, the operator of a pri vate switchboard in a foreign firm. Fie stated, in that peculiar phraseology known only to his kind, as follows: "For long time now this telephone 'no good and everybody fight me. This not my fault. I proper boy, but tele phone make everybody angry and •everybody fight everybody else. 'Pretty soon all Shanghai fight and telephone fault. This no proper. My Sunday school say must love everybody. How •can I love everybody when everybody fight -me because telephone no work. ■1 think house boy job more better. But every house have telephone and every body 'fight me again. How 1 .yet away from telephone? I work in shop, have telephone-; I go to school, have telephone; everybody have telephone, -so fashion everybody fight. More proper I think have telephone all fin ish. May be you have friend who no have telephone and wanehee house boy, you tell me, 1 go. No more tele phone, 1 very happy." Popular Weather Signs Decried by Forecaster ""There's a lot of pagan superstition about many of the weather signs that people like to believe in," said a weath er forecaster recently. "There nre a score of rural sayings, especially when winter is coming on. as to how severe It will be. The groundhog is credited with miraculous vision. Such ideas go back for centuries. "Lots of people believe that the po sition of the new moon is a sure fore teller of weather. The saying is that if the new moon stands upright, the thin crescent in a vertical position, the weather will be dry for the greater part of the coming month. On the other hand, if the new moon reclines on its back, in the shape of a shallow cup, that means a month of rainy weather. "All the pioneers in this country firmly believed that, and out in the • country districts you will find many people today who are equally credu lous. Unfortunately, the idea has no 'basis in fact. Weather bureau rec ords, if examined, will completely dis prove any such ideas."—New York : Sun. Cleveland county farmers have sold $30,706.62 worth of poultry to two firms in Shelby during' the four months of January. February, March and ApriJ. To save space in school rooms a blackboard has been invented with leaves that swing outward like the pages of a book. PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE Personal Property 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 auction, on SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1930 everything on the premises, consist ing ©f ^Household and Kitchen Fur niture, Farm and Ganlen Imple ments., .and other articles too num erous ;lfc© mention. Sale Will Begin at 10 0*<dock. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE ! Having qualified as administra tor of the estate of Whitson M. Blackweider, .deceased, late of Mc Dowell County, N. C., this is to no tify all persons having claims against the estate of said deceased to exhibit them to the undersigned at Old Fort, N> C., on or before the 1st day of May, 1931, or this notice will-fee pleaded in bar of their recov ery. All persons indebted to said es tate will please make immediate payment. This 29th day of April, 1930. MRS. ELLA BLACKWELDER, Administratrix of estate of Whit son JVI> Blackweider, deceased. THE BRIDGE BUILDER An old man going a lone highway, came at evening cold and gray; To a chasm vast and deep and wide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim, The sullen stream had no fear for ! him. ' But he turned when safe on the I other side And built a bridge to span the tide. ; A fellow pilgrim standing near, j Said "Old man, you're wasting time i building here. : You've crossed the chasm dark and | wide, i Why build a bridge at eventide?" ! The builder lifted his old gray head, I "In the path I've come," he said, i "There followeth after me today IA fair haired youth who must pass this way; This chasm which has been as naught to me To this fair youth may a pitfall be : He too must cross in the twilight dim | Good friend, I'm building this briUge for him." —Anonymous. Jones County farmers have sold 680 head of fat hogs for a net profit of $11,203.65 so far this year. •kttlfou Ready When #»/// Children Ciy for It 'Baby has little upsets at times. All your care cannot prevent them. But you ■car. be prepared. Then you can do what any experienced nurse would do—what most physicians would tell you to do— give a few drops of plain Castoria. No sooner done than Baby is soothed; relief is just a matter of moments. Yet you have •eased your child without use of a single ■doubtful drug; Castoria is vegetable. So it's safe to use as often as an infant has any little pain you cannot pat away. And it's always ready for the crueler pangs of colic, or constipation, or diar rhea; effective, too, for older children. Twenty-five million bottles were bought dust year. £ CASTQRI A FAMILY DOCTOR * • LEARNED THIS ABOUT ; CONSTIPATION ! Dr. Caldwell loved people. His years of practice convinced him many were ruining their health by careless selec tion of laxatives. He determined to write a harmless prescription which would get at the cause of constipation, and correct tt. Today, the prescription he wrote in 1885 is the world's most popular laxative! He prescribed a mixture of herbs and other pure ingredients now known as Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin, in thousands of cases where bad breath, coated tongue, gas, headaches, biliousness and lack of appetite or energy showed the bowels of men, ; women and children were sluggish, ; it proved successful in even the most ; obstinate cases; old folks liked it for it never gripes; children liked its pleasant taste. All drugstores today | have Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin 1 !n bottles. We Thank You We want to take this opportunity to thank our friends in Old Fort and Mc Dowell County for the splendid patron age they have given us during the years we have been with you. We are leaving you but we will always have a kindly feeling for our friends in this section. Bryson-Snyder Co. OLD FORT, N. C. Keep Your Money in the Bank Are you troubled by having your money "burn a hole" in your pocket? That is a common fault of mon ey. If you have your money in the bank, whether it be much or little, it will not burn any holes and it will be there when you need it. Money earned on the person is a temptation to spending. Money in the bank does not offer this temp tation. You may hesitate before writing a check where you would not hesitate to spend it if you had the mon ey with you. We offer you the advantage of our banking facili ties and invite you to open a checking account with us. THE BANK OF OLD FORT OLD FORT, N. C. J. S. BRADLEY, Pres. F. M. BRADLEY, Cashier P. H. MASHBURN, Vice-Pres. IThe City Barber Shop | announces the consolidation of the two ^ shops operated in Old Fort. The Main Street Barber Shop has been enlarged \ and improved. Your favorite barber will \ be found at this location. Call and see us. Cleaning and Pressing Club in the rear. Z. L. Lackey, Prop. \ Old Fort, N. C. □Id Newspapers for sale at The Projjress office at 5c a bundle.