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VOLUME IV ' OLD FORT, N. C.t THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1931 NUMBER 17 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. YOUTH AND BUSINESS In the latter part of the twenty fifth chapter of Genesis, we have a story of two young men. One of these was a driver qf bargains, while the other could only see things with the present value. Esau cared only for the satisfaction of an appetite; Jacob cared for the future. Esau sacrificed the future for the present; Jacob sacrificed the present for the future. God could not use Esau, for he cared only for the present and that which was physical. Thus he would sell the most valuable for that which glitters for the moment. The youth of today who is to make good must be the one with a value of the present with respect to the fu ture. The goal which he sets up in the business world must be worthy of his best. Many a youth today longs for a place of prominence in his chosen vocation, but when he in vestigates the price which must be paid for such he is unwilling to pay the price, and there are many today who are struggling upward. This choice of selection of life's vocation is an ever increasing prob lem. There was a time when one could choose with little difficulty, but with the ever growing complexity of society this problem becomes more and more complex. The age in which we live is an age of specialization, and this adds tremendously to the problem of the youth. One of the late professors of Furman Universi ty completed every course offered at that institution in three years, but such would be an impossibility today The question before the youth to day is,. "Where is my place in the ■world?" Surely, he who made us knows infinitely more about where our place is than we ourselves. There was a doubt in a college student's life as to his place in society. He had been thinking of his life in rela tion to the great Foreign Mission task. One morning he told his room mate he was going to settle the ques tion that day. As other students went to their classes he went to his room and knelt in prayer. Dinner came, and he was still in prayer, supper came and no definite answer. Deter mined to pray it through he remain ed in prayer, until in to the night he arose from his knees with a definite conviction that of all work in the world, God had for him a place in China as a Missionary. Another young man was just entering busi ^ ness, he had some money to invest. A few of his friends approached him in regard to forming an insurance company. He informed them that af ter he prayed he would answer them Some almost laughed at him, but af ter much prayer he was led to enter the business and made a success of it. God needs consecrated youtn in the business world. Youth is the age of activity. God has need of this ac tivity. There is not a talent which youth possesses which God cannot use in the business world. Jacob was a schemer, but after he had met God, the Angel, and had been subdued, God used him in his great program. Think not, 0 youth of today, that you cannot be used of God because you have found your place outside the ministry, or mission field. God has not given every one the same talent. He can use your talent if ded icated to Him. A friend said to me one day, "You know I have never felt the call to preach, neither am I a leader, but it seems that God has given me a talent to make money, giving money to support those wl are in His definite work." Surely, he had caught the real idea of service. Oh, youth of today, lay your talents on the altar of God and go where He directs, and success will be yours. Edward J. Ingle, Pastor Old Fort Baptist Church. GLEANERS S. S. CLASS MEETS The Gleaners Sunday School class of the Methodist Church had its first meeting of the year at the home of Mrs. George Moore on Main street. Reports were made from different committees and the business discuss ed after which an interesting Bible contest was given. The following of ficers were elected: Mrs. G. E. Moore, president; Miss Marie Sf.bom secretary and treasurer. Invited guests were Rev. J. L. Rayle and C. F. Noblitt. A delicious sweet course was served by the hostess. About twenty-five members were present. JUNIOR DEPARTMENT GUESTS OF REV. AND MRS. HANSEL Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hansel were hosts at a delightful party on Friday night, entertaining at their home in honor of the Junior Department of the Sabbath School of the Presbyte rian Church. The boys and girls greatly enjoyed singing a number of familiar hymns, after which the pastor, Rev. M. E. Hansel, conducted a short devotional j The Officers of the Department, j Caroline Sandlin, president, Archie I Mcintosh, treasurer, Moran Piercy, ! secretary, told something of what (the Department is doing—the espec ial achievement now being planned is that of improving the gallery of the church in which the Department meet9. Mrs. Janie Reid, in a very charm ing manner, told an interesting sto ry, "Wishing wishes." Mrs. C. W. Graybeal, assisted by Mrs. Reid, led the children's party in a program of a number of interesting and delightful games. A game of anagrams was enjoyed by the older members of the party, friends of the Department. Fruit and confectionaries were |served. I Those present were Caroline Sand | lin, Louise and Katherine Connor, ; Lovine LeFevre, Louise Bistline, Ne ta Bird, Ollie May Lanning, Archie Mcintosh, Bert Moore, Dick Norton, Moran Piercy, Donald Grant and Willie Bird. Mrs. Janie Reid, Mrs. C. W. Graybeal, Misse9 Virginia Ad ams, Jean and Elva Hansel, Messrs. Jamer Bistline, Holmes Hansel and j Azie Lanning, and Mr. and Mrs. M. I E. Hansel. OLD FORT ORGANIZES I 88TH HI-Y CLUB i A group of boys from the high j school department of the Old Fort | School, under the direction of Mr. C. j A. Witherspoon, general secretary I State Y. M. C. A., has organized aj | Hi-Y Club. Mr. Van Hughes, presi-j dent of the senior class in the high ; school, was elected president of the j club. Mr. Carl Rock was elected vice president. This is the 88th Hi-Y Club in the ■ State. The total enrollment is some-, thing over 1,400 boys. The purpose j of these organizations is: To create,1 maintain and extend throughout the school and community high standards of Christian character. The slogan is: "Clean speech, clean scholarship, clean athletics, clean habits;" Motto: "Character Through Service." Theodore Roosevelt once said: "If you are going to do anything perma nent for the average man, you have got to begin before he is a man. The chance of success lies in working with the boy and not the man." It is hoped that the Hi-Y Club will fill a long felt need in Old Fort. The boys and young men should have more help in the making. BIRTHDAY PARTY Mrs. M. G. Turner entertained on Saturday afternoon in honor of her daughter, Willie Mae, who celebra ted her tenth birthday anniversary. After a round of game9 delicious re freshments were served. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. T. R. Carver and Mrs. John B. Turner. The guests included Cleo Byrd, Ruby Head, Nellie Mason, Ermal Carver, Pauline Silver, Dullie Bur gin, June Adams, Harriet Long, j Joyce Padghaum, Marley Cap'ain, jJimmie Padghaum, Jr., Richard Nor ton, Bert Moore, M. G. Turner, Jr., and Thurman Padghaum. MRS. D. M. McINTOSH HOSTESS TO CIRCLE NO. 1 Circle No. 1 of the Presbyterian Church met at the home of Mrs. D. M. Mcintosh on Monday evening. An interesting program arranged by ! Mrs. C. W. Graybeal was very much ! enjoyed. An invited guest of the ev ; ening was Mrs. B. A. Cowan of | Statesville. MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT The members of the Marion Music Club will give a free concert in the Old Fort School auditorium on Fri day evening, January 23, at eight o' clock. The Old Fort Woman's Club cordially invites all music lovers to be present. CLAUD WATKINS PASSES Funeral services for Mr. Claud Watkins of Raleigh, who died on Saturday, were held in Raleigh last Sunday. Surviving are his widow, who was formerly Miss Nora Bell McCandless, of Old Fort, and seven children. Mrs. P. H. Mashbuin, a cousin of Mrs. Watkina, attended the funeral services. TO DIE OR TO DIET By H. S. Anderson Those Vitamins: That various foods contain accessory substances called vitamins that are of great im portance to the normal nutrition of the body and for the maintenance of health is now quite well understood. There remain, however, certain questions concerning various phases of the subject that in the minds of many are still awaiting satisfactory answer. It is conceded that these new con stituents, obtained in their best state from foods taken first hand from na ture, are absolutely essential to nor mal digestion and absorption of food, and for the normal nutrition of the body, and of all cell life, and this applies in the case of young and old alike. It is true that even though an an alysis of food material does not show whether a certain food contains vita min or not, and that there is no chemical test known that can roveal to us just what vitamins are; yet proof of their existence lies in the results obtained from feeding expe riments, which clearly demonstrate that their presence in our daily food is indispensable to health, and to life itself. If a young bird or animal be fed on pure starch, pure fat, pure pro tein, and mineral from which all of the attending vitalizing substances have been separated by laboratory processes, it ceases to grow and ul timately dies, even though it be fed correct proportions. It is the lack of vitamins that causes the cessation of growth and pltimate death. The ad dition of fresh foods containing vita mins will quickly re-establish health ful conditions. certain classes ol foods when fed to animals and birds have the prop erty of promoting normal growth and development, and enabling thew normally to reproduce and to rear young, but at the same time render ing them immune to the so-called de ficiency diseases. Such foods are said to contain vitamins. These new dietary factors, first definitely named vitamines by Dr. Casimir Funk in 1911, have since since been distinguished by various titles and names, but the first name given will probably remain in com mon use. Other designations for these food qualities have been made from time to time, such as accessory food factors, fat-soluble A and water soluble B, but they have not been readily accepted. The present term inology of vitamins A, B, and C was suggested by later scientists who proposed that the final e be dropped, so that the term should no longer have any chemical significance. The vitamin family now consists of A, B, C, D and E, none of which have, as yet, been isolated in the pure chemical form from their nat ural sources. However, the physio logical and some of the chemical properties have been clearly dem onstrated, chiefly through biological (feeding) experiments. The food sources of A, B, C, D and E are now quite well defined, and valuable helps may be obtained by writing to the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. HONOR ROLL, 4TH MONTH, OF OLD FORT SCHOOL Eleventh Grade: Mary Virginia Adams, Mabel Curtis, Jessie Ola Da vis, Beatrice Freeman, Julia Padgett Edna Tate, Virginia Vess, Wilburn Steppe, Jessica Silver, Bonnie Silver Tenth Grade: James Bistline, James Blankenship. Eighth Grade: Mary Allison, Julia Bistline, Dorothy Eller, Gladys Hay nes, Edith Lackey, N. S. Sandlin, Holmes Hansel. Seventh Grade: John Russell Nichols, Clayton Smith, Lorene Grant, Exam Manick, Maud Allison, Codell Camp, Ruby Calloway, Bertie Settlemyre, Elva Hansel. Sixth Grade: Hubert Nesbitt, Grace Padgett, Dorothy Rhinehart, Fannie Allison, Ruth Hughes, Caro line Sandlin, Louise Bistline, Joe Tate. Fifth Grade: Loretta Conner, Por ter Fortune, Harriett Long, Archi bald Mcintosh. Fourth Grade: Dan Kerlee, Emily Carver, Lovine LeFevre, Rowena Smithey. Second Grade: Harold Kanipe, Clarence Lavender, Hershel Robert I 7 son, Irene Carver, Katherine Epley, Mildred Lanning, Eva Parker, Hel en Silvers, Eleanor Wheeler, Earl Croom, j^iton Connor. First Grade: Billy Early, Edna Al lison, Gene Charles, Myrtle Johnson, Elizabeth Haynes, Edward Connor, Billy Faw, Bill Smithey, Joyce Padg ham, Stella Wheeler. Read The .Progress ads. LOCAL AND PERSONAL ITEMS OF INTEREST Mr. and Mrs. Redman McMahan of Asheville were visitors in Old Fort Sunday. Mrs. W. C. Early spent the latter part of the week in Marion. T. R. Kanipe made a business trip to Hickory on Thursday. Mrs. E. J. Ingle was in Asheville Saturday. Willie Hicks made a business trip to Asheville Saturday. Ewart Grant returned to Lenoir Sunday after spending a week with his parents here. J. B. Haynes was in Brevard on business Thursday. Theodore Watkins of Marion visi ted his sister, Mrs. Dennis Haynes, over the week-end. Mrs. W. W. LeFevre spent Satur day in Asheville. Mrs. W. S. Burgin and Mrs. D. W. Adams spent Saturday in Asheville. Drane Yawhorn of Asheville was in Old Fort on business Saturday . ! Misses Millie and Bula Kanipe; were in Asheville Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Williams visited relatives in Spruce Pine last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Mason of New York City visited Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Haynes during the week. Mrs. G. W. Sabom was in Marion Tuesday. W. L. White is visiting relatives | in Hendersonville this week. I Mrs. Guy Early of Erwin, Tenn., j is visiting friends in Old Fort this j week. Miss Frances Artz of Asheville spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. ; and Mrs. W. P. Artz. Miss LeRoy Bates of Morganton spent the week-end in Old Fort. Mrs. M. G. Turner, Mrs. W. S. Burgin, Mrs. M. J. Hunt and Mrs. T. R. Carver were visitors in Marion last Thursday. Mrs. Ed. Norton, who left for I Charlotte on Thursday, returned on | Saturday. She was accompanied by I Mr. Norton who has been employed ! in Charlotte. Mr. Norton has been j ! transferred to Asheville. Mrs. F. P. Sweeney, who is spend J ing a few weeks in Old Fort, is em j ployed as telegraph operator at i Ridgecrest. Miss Gertrude Dula accompanied her sister. Miss Lenoir Dula, and Mrs. W. H. Hawkins and two sons, Robert and Dula Hawkins, to Char lotte on Sunday. Mrs. B. A. Cowan of Statesville was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Gvaybeal on Monday. Mrs. W. H. Hawkins and son Rob ert, of Marion, were guests of Misses Lenoir and Gertrude Dula on Friday Mrs. Gordon Grant, who has been visiting her mother in Georgia, re turned to Old Fort Sunday. Miss Gertrude Dula attended the funeral services of her brother, Dr. Alfred W. Dula, in Lenoir last week. She was accompanied home by Miss Lenoir Dula of Paris, France, who will visit relatives in the States be fore returning to Paris. MISS BLANKENSHIP HOSTSSS FOR ASHEVILLE VISITOR Miss Nellie Blankenship entertain ed with a party Friday night in hon or of her guest, Miss Mildred Baum gardner, of Asheville. Music and | games were enjoyed throughout the | evening. Delicious refreshments ! were served. Those pzresent were I Misses Annie and Elizabeth White, ! Beatrice Freeman, Kathryn Steppe, ' Geneva Steppe, Connie and Ethel 1 Byrd, Pauline Henley and Willie W. | Davis; Messrs. John Steppe, Paul ! Henley, Joe Lee Burgin, Charles and Ralph Griggs, Woodrow Harris, Nor ris Hensley, Russell Capps, Beecher Walden, Lytle Steppe, M. W. Davis, John Robinson, and J. R. Blanken ship. WOMAN'S CLUB FEEDS TOTS The members of the Woman's Club of Old Fort are receiving warm words of praise from the school affi cials, teachers and pupils for their efforts in supplying nourishing food for school children of the first three grades who are underweight and are not otherwise provided with whole some lunches. The club members are taking turns preparing and carrying hot soup to the school building and serving at the luncheon hour. About thirty children are benefitted from this project daily. Those serving last week were Mrs. P. H. Mashburn and Miss Maude Crawford, Mes dames H. A. and H. E. Ragle, S. F. Mauney, Charles Burgin, Janie F. Reid, and Don Grant. Mrs. K. G. Rhinehardt is chairman. Austria now has 116 talkie theaters. CHURCH APPOINTMENTS Old Fort Presbyterian Group M. E. Hansel, Minister. Old Fort—11:00 a. m., first third, and fifth Sabbaths; 7:30 p. m. every Sabbath. Oakdale—3:00 p. m. third Sabbath Siloam—3:00 p. m. second and fourth Sabbaths. / Giving Thanks Thanksgiving is much like alms-giv ing. The benefit to the giver is deter mined largely by the spirit which prompted the deed. If it is just a habit, you gain nothing; if it is an urge o1 the heart, yours is the greater bless ins?.—Grit. EXECUTOR'S NOTICE Having qualified as executor of the Last Will and Testament of A. B. Halford, deceased, late of Mc Dowell County, N. C., this is to noti fy all persons having any claim against the said estate to present the same to the undersigned executor within twelve months from the date hereof, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery. All persons in debted to the said estate are required to make immediate settlement. This 26th day of December, 1930. J. W. HALFORD, Executor of A. B. Halford, deceased. Marion, N. C., Rt. No. 1. Advertise in The Progress. Best advertising medium. When You Want A Good Book Go To Your Public library You Will Be Welcome Not More Money But More Wisdom WHAT this country needs is not more money, but more people who know how to use it wisely. Banking a goodly portion every day is wise. THE BANK OF OLD FORT OLD FORT, N. C. STRONG COURTEOUS HELPFUL Tax Notice! The Tax Books of OLD FORT township are in the hands of C. L. Tate and will be open every Saturday at BRADLEY'S DRUG STORE for the collection of taxes. Pay Your Taxes Mow. 0. F. ADKIMS, Sheriff and Tax Collector.