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Catawba County Pioneers the Way In Diversified Farming . (Continued from Tape One.) things. That is why the West and the North can command a hundred million dollars worth of North Caro lina'8 cotton crop each year. And because we do not make enough cot ton to pay the hill in a raw state a lot of it has to he manufactured, and a lot of lumber, and furniture and other things have to be made and sent North and West to help make up what cotton lacks of paying for the things we buy from other farms that Catawba county is starting to make for itself. Ivxamplt of Immense Value. I don't' imagine we appreciate the value of the example Catawba is set ting, or that Catawba realizes the magnitude of the work it is laying out for all of the State. The com munity effort that has started up there is one thing that is bound to sweep North Carolina sooner or later, Kooner in some sections, and more slowlv in other sections but once a thing of that sort is begun it can not stop. The other thing that is coming out of Catawba is the butter factory, the cheese factory, and the keeping of cattle and more farm stock of all sorts. The successful farming coun tries have always been farming coun tries where cattle were plentiful Wheat is the greatest of all human foods. It does not thrive best on the virgin soils of the prairies of America, but on the old farms of the countries where the land has been tilled for years and generations. The average yield of wheat in (Jorniany for twen ty years has been 27 bushels, in Great liritain 32. in the United States less than 14. Hut the average in the ITni tei Mates is rising. In ls!U it was 11 bushels, in 1900 12 bushels, in 1910 13 bushels. We are moving the wheat fields from the ranges to th cultivated farms whore cattle are raised and are moving the cattle from the ranges to the cultivated farms. The farm that raises cattle wil raise other things successfully, and it win oe a permanent tarm. mat is one of the lessons Catawba is im pressing on the State with its cat ue, its putter and its choose. 1 am not very good at figurine out the relative values of things so I would hat'o to say that that little pile of cheese Shu ford had at ontrent is worth more than a million dollars, yet perhaps it is. It will show some other farmer that he can make cheese a good as can be made any place else and that other farmer will show another one. and so the infection will spread. Dairy products $.r,790.000 is what the census said for this State in 1910. That is about two dollars and a half ahead, and not enough to run the average head very long. Two and half pounds of butter apiece, a gallon of milk for each of us. and 29 pounds of cheese to divide between 2.300 of us for the year's rations. North Caro lina is a right good market for the dairy. I have no idea that the folks of the State are going to turn from cotton and tobacco and their other idols of agriculture and take to the notion of stock farming all of a sudden. A man likes to do the thing he is famil iar with, and in that he usually suc ceeds better than In something of which he is ignorant. Hut it is evident i nai me oairy cow anil tne oeer cow are going to drift into wider areas than the cream routes of Catawba iiere ami mere tne tanner will get a cow or two. and a silo will go up. and i ne rream separator man will come with his implements and his wiles where the separator is not sold bv the local hardware man, and grad uaiiy ine cow win be a more promi nent factor. Hut if we work the thins right North Carolina will be invaded by dairy men from other States who know how to make butter and cheese and who are eager for a good mar ket like we have here, and who are eager for a good dairying country like we nave here and for a good climate and a good place to live and do busi ness. I his State could take care of a hun dred thousand dairy farmers this year, and no ready to ask for more bv the time the bunch had settled. it would hurry that number to catch up with the demand for da.irv products that now has to be supplied With importations from other States. importations sometimes gilt-edged, some times no edge at all. The mag nitude, of the market for dairy pro ducts in this State would not be al 1 ... 1 . . - . . , . . lovvt-u to go a minute it it wa.s a mar- km lor shoes, or tools, or something that the organized and systematized f ig industries of the country make. t.atawba is showing North Carolina wnat to do with sweet potatoes. Here Is the great sweet potato State of the world, but we let a Jim Crow State Hue incw Jersey tell the people of the North, sixty millions of them, that hit- ixiiui aronna sweet potato is no good. Catawba folks have taken Kweet potatoes North and shown that they are good an wheat, and tho poo pie who have seen believe. The North used to think that Jersey and Dela ware were the only places it was safe io miy a pearn "i w.unim'ion. or ... ti : m , Other things. JNOW ii anynouy says peaches Uiey have to wait to hear from North Carolina before thev speak of real peaches. So with sweet potatoes. Just as a Northerner 1 win confess that the people of the North do not know sweet potatoes, and an ingenious Yankee could go up there with a car load of Nigger Chokers. Barbadoes. Nancy Halls. Triumphs. Hanover Yams. Red Noses, or any thing good, bad or iniquitous and how that they are better than any thing else that grows, for they are all better than nothing, and compari sons are of no account when you are dealing wkh a man who does not know, and who has nothing else at hand to compare. But North Carolina can make the best qualities of sweet potatoes, and Catawba is telling the world that fact, and proving it, and selling the spuds. Now Catawba is not making anything new, except that one feature of tell ing about it. The things are community effort, picking up the little things that can be of use. for the farmers are not starting out with big herds and mak ing great splurges. They are adding a cow or two, or more, adding a little to the potato patches, adding a little to something else, pursuing a policy that will make the added products fit to appear before the crowned heads and the great men, and then they are putting their stuff where it can be seen and bought. Catawba is opening the road to di versified farming on a modest scale to include the whole people and make and sell a product that they can stand back of. Catawba stands for efficient work on a community scale, and that is a big thing. Bar Association in Visit To The Grove Park Inn (Continued from Page One.) mented CJeorge W. Vanderbilt, whose memory will be cherished in affec tionate regard by these people so long as the Blue Ridge endures. Then came Mr. H. S. Howland, of Provi dence, R. I., who gave zest to subur ban development and to urban and in terurban electric railway building. Grove and Keely Come. I,ater Mr. K. W. Grove, of St. I,ouis, Mo., came, i nsearch of health, and so realized the alchemy of recuperation in daily traversing the sequestered trails and imbibing the ozone of fir and balsam in the rarified air of these mountains; and then, with a philan thropy surpassed by no chronicle of the centuries, he in turn has lavished here a fortune in purchasing and beautifying vast areas of mountain and valley holdings, only, or chiefly. that mankind may the more conve niently avail themselves of amplified opportunity and intelligent facilities for regaining health and enjoy all the comforts and conveniences with which art and genius might supplement the bounty of nature. As a coadjutor in his great work of development Mr. Grove enlisted the co-operation and active personal su pervision of his son-in-lawr, Mr. Fred L,. Seely, and what they have done and are doing for Asheville, in physical improvements, and for the general public in providing hotel accommoda tions, convenient attractions, healthful pastimes and pleasurable features is already recognized everywhere, as is daily evidenced and emphasized by the guest register of Grove Park Inn the finest resort hotel in the world, designed and constructed by Mr. Seely. Grove Park Inn. Grove Park Inn is operated the year round; is absolutely fireproof- built of great boulders taken from Sunset Mountain, at the foot of which it sits full of rest, comfort and wholesome ness. Its front lawn is the hundred and twenty acre eighteen-hole golf links of the Asheville Country Club. combined with sixty acres of lawn and a thousand acres of woods and moun tains belonging to the hotel. And be yond the golf links, from the porches of the hotel one looks upon an ever changing and inspiring vista of moun tain scenery, lofty peaks fading awav in the distance, the most entrancing region and the most delightful cli mate to be found in America. Construction a Marvel. The construction of Grove Park Inn throughout is a marvel of inventive gonitis and artistic execution. All the water used at the Inn is pumped sev enteen miles, from the slopes of Mount Mitchell, over six thousand feet alti- ! tude, and is unexcelled for purity and softness. The watershed from which it comes is the highest mountain east of the Rockies. The milk and cream used here are exclusively from the noted herd of Jerseys on the Vander bilt estate. The kitchen is a marvel of conve nience and hygienic cleanliness not ex celled, or even approached by that of the finest hotels in this country or Eu rope. Its walls are of white glazed tile the floors are of white ceramic tile. All dishes are boiled after each ser vice. All refrigeration is artificial, ice not being used. No flies are to be found in the kitchen or anywhere in the hotel and mosquitoes are un known." In the main section of the Inn there are sixty-four guest rooms, every one a double room and every one with private bath, and all other sections of the building are in suites of rooms with baths. All bed rooms connect and all walls between rooms are double fireproof walls with air spaces between, which render them nearly sound proof. Furnishings Superb. The furnishings of the hotel throughout arc superb. The "Big Rotfrn," or lobby is one of the most wonderful rooms in the world. It is 120 feet long by 80 feet wide, and can comfortably entertain 1.000 people. The two great fireplaces burn 12-foot logs and each required 120 tons of boulders to build. This great room is built on of the most unique collection of native boulders, flint and mica, and is illuminated at night by indirect lights which are reflected against the ceiling. The lights in this room alone give over 12,GC0 caidle power of illum ination. Complimentary Luncheon. The annual convention of Southern officials, including the entire system, is being held at Grove Par? Inn this week, and last week the State liar Association held its annual session at Battery Park where they ewre ad dressed by a number of distinguished men, invited for the occasion, includ ing Hon. Josephus Daniels. Secretary of the Navy; Hon. J. Ham. L.ewis, Senator from Illinois, Hon. W. R. Vance, of Minneapolis, and Hon. W. P. Bynum, of Greensboro, the last nam ed being the first speaker. He ad dressed the Association in the morn ing of their first business session, and he held his hearers spell-bound throughout. At this session a compli mentary luncheon was t( ndered the entire Association and their lady at tendants by Grove Park Inn, which was accepted for the following after noon at 2 o'clock, and at which there were more than two hundred in at tendance. At this luncheon Col. Jos. E. Robinson, of GoTdsboro, by invi tation of the management, presided as toastmaster, and his brief address of welcome to the Bar Association and the ladies of the company was punc tuated with appreciative applause by his intellectual audience, and he was showered with congratulations when the luncheon was over. In address ing the many beaming guests at table in the spacious dining room Col. Rob inson said: Col. Robinson Speaks. "Mr. President, ladies and gentle men brethren of the North Caro lina Bar Association: In the wonder fully comprehensive, yet masterly condensed, instructive and interesting address delivered before your Asso ciation at your morning session yes terday by Hon. W. P. Bynum, he por trayed with prideful precision and inmiing eloquence tne wisdom, cour age, power, patriotism and philan throphy of the legal profession of America in its marvelous progress for the uplift of humanity, the safe guarding of human rights and the fostering of liberty and opportunity unto all the people in common, upon the untrammeled enjoyment of which rests and depends the perpetuity of our free republic. As he thus held the mirror of your own splendid achievements up before you, I felt that you could not but catch, individ ually, a new inspiration to high re solve net to be couched in words but. to be realized in results as the years roll on. As I contemplated that rugged-framed man dealing out to you the intricate niceties of human rights and sustaining the wisdom of revealed law I was thrilled unspeakably with pride and satisfaction that North Car olina the mother earth of human liberty, the classic State of all English America has not yet ceased to pro duce men of the mold and mental stature of the immortal framers of the Declaration of Independence. Following close upon the conclu sion of Judge Bynum's address came the announcement by your president, Judge Biggs, that Mr- Fred L. Seely, the broad-minded, generous, patriot ic r.nd progressive proprietor of Grove Park Inn, desired you and your wo men folk to be his guests at this lun cheon, and when your president stat ed that he had accepted this invita tion on behalf of your Association I was indeed most happy; because as an abiding North Carolinian to the manner born' I appreciate all tllat this splendid captain of industry, this tireless, indomitable, lovable man has done and is doing for the greater de velopment of this Land of the Sky the common nride nf all nntHntin North Carolinians. He has builded nere an hostelry in a class all its own: constructed of pristine rocks and boulders gathered from the mountain sides and shapened into a structure as enduring as the everlasting mountain on which it rests, overlooking the en trancing valleys between and the beautiful city of Asheville which it adorns. Here all that nature could provide, all that wealth could procure all that genius could suggest, all that generosity could lavish, all that art can approve has been assembled into one grand expression of enduring comfort, convenience and delight that as the years come and go, shall chal lenge the admiration of passing gen. erations "till the last syllable of re corded time.' "And here, gentlemen of the North Carolina Bar Association, and ladies ot your company, it is my prideful privilege to welcome you on behalf of Mr. Seely and the management of (.rove lark Inn, and assure you that your presence here is appreciated and your enjoyment of the occasion their supreme desire of the h.mr- V ,,?,RK Vol Appreciation. Col. Robinson then presented Judge Biggs, of Raleigh, president of the Association, who spoke gracefully in O ll1I'OAn; C " m "j'itjuuuii oi Mr. rj-eelv "'y io tne Har of the oi men- pleasure at beii of Grove Park ,HT1hen Preentfd the Secretary of the Navy, who with Mrs. Daniels sat i ir. 1 it : llli, ( l r 1 ! . T ! ! .1 t h at Mr. and Mrs s. n their guet-ts for th- w Daniels arose he was with a spontaneous uv; plause, which im wi 1 ed his love for his h expressed in tloquvnt w preciation of the n.ntp.,. . he stood of ttu -ccas.'.' great joy at being aca:: ,: olina, his native heath at,,-; own folks. The entire jjatt with hearty vociferatiw, taneous applause call, d , and his response was a cerity, and what he said a lose its inspiration r,, r ,. memories of his State-w;,;, Climbing to Sunvet The climb either h macadam road or t- the plantened top .f Suns, from Grove Park Inn is , ous iteration ana reitei smring scenes an, sni.i where else lo be equal, and if you time your mountain so as to b, at sunset the scene an. tion are not to be ties, nor painting and never ten. Two thousand feet a neath you lies the eitv , surrounded by mountan and fertile valleys betwe. . i : v. -i . eu wiin me meuow goitic setting sun, reflected t varying hues from tree and flower and mean,!, while all around you, n jesty, all silently from rise adamantine walls .f finite, hoar and gray in looking as old as time. foundations of the umv. -rs. unchangeable. Yonder, m n line, they form some as: grander than man ee! ,i whose spires verge int., heavens towards which ti and over in another direr? stand out like some imim i with tower and turret ar..; wall, against which tim.- .. winter's blast and lilm n might war eternally - a.nl w And you, upon whom this of sublimity so suddenly 1 dazed and silenced . i w the impotence of all int.: you just gae and gaze it, the whole world vanish. thought, and, entrained n. you silently worship the alone there in the glean. n far westward to the pun along the sunset's rim. "ih never was on sea or lai..;, cration and the poet's dr.; Development Rots on From this eminen.ee rai too. modern sand-ela ani roads traversing the mom::, sides or leading across tin every direction far as th trace, and, in fact the as being the very inspira: i astounding development th;.: acteristic of all this seeticr;: ;, roads building is still h i . with the modern renaissa: . sical progress, for everv. h turn you see large fore s blasting the mountain side and building good roads. marvel at the lethargy of of the lower country -threi eastern sections of the Stat seem content to plod th market town or neighborhe or district school through mud and ruts and ro-t century have disgraced tin county road and dwarfed th ment and retarded the pro social growth and happir people who are alone r. sj the existence and continua road conditions. Would th splf-onmnhicpnt. se 1 1 -1 e t a terity-impoverishers conic themeselves what good r been and are being eenstr herculean effort, through mont and western count;' State, and what marvel., have appertained for the gress, prosperity and ha pi i r I. ! - th' h ii I -:: if 1 : : , . t a f n: i ii people. It has come to this, without good public munity may hope for at 1- roads lr -'! make anv imnression vr on intelligent prospectors inviting locations for horn ness- A Question of Tim. She was a young and r a sporting turn of mine', she heard that a certain h win a certain race, arid. indulge in a little spec:, went to a "bookie" :ind h on for a win. asking h"'- would get if it came off. "If it starts L'U t !. ' $21 back," said the bookn to 1, $11 back; if at a t get $G back." " "I see," said the maider.. starts at 1 o'clock, how :m. then?" Kansas City Star. generous State and the guests All the kings of called Frederick or Prussia t. William. LADIE SI 000 I positive:-' r tee rr V cesf ul f ry "Monthly" Compound. Safeli r" of the very longest, most obstinate a! r. in Three to Five Days without ha:;: interference vrith work. Orders f.lhd ' mail. Single Strength $1.50. Double $2.00. Testimonials and Booklet FR, D3. W.A. SOUTHIKGTOH REMEDY CO- WS C H-.IO e cr ?. 13.