The Week of Sunday, October 6, 2013

Crowd at Building 2.115.006

This unidentified photograph pictures a sizable crowd gathered for a picture-taking; perhaps a school or a church event, circa early 1900s (?). Courtesy the archives of the Historic Boone society

October 4, 1906

“Banker Routs a Robber,” announced the headline to an article in this week’s edition of the Watauga Democrat. “J.R. Garrison, Cashier of the Bank of Thornville, Ohio, had been robbed of his health by a serious long trouble until he tried Dr. King’s New Discovery for consumption. Then he wrote: ‘It is the best medicine I ever used for a severe cold or a bad case of lung trouble. I always keep a bottle on hand.'” The advertisement masquerading as a news item concluded, “(d)on’t suffer with coughs, colds, or any throat, chest or lung trouble when you can be cured so easily. Only 50c and $1. Trial bottles free at Blackburn’s.”

October 3, 1940

“Seek Funds To Apply On Boone Folder,” a headline this week, introduced news that, “Mr. Richard E. Kelley is conducting a campaign for funds with which payments will be made on the new folder being printed for the Chamber of Commerce. All those desiring to make contributions are asked to see him. Prompt action is necessary so that the order for the folder may be placed this week. No contribution is too small to be appreciated.” Continued the item, “Following are some of the contributions Mr. Kelley has received: Max Robbins, 1 c; Daniel Boone Hotel, $25; Farmers Hardware $10; Appalachian Theatre, $10; Belk-White Co., $5.”

“Boy Scout Hut Is Moved To Main Street” reported this week that “(t)he Boy Scout Hut has been moved to a new location just between the Methodist and Baptist churches just off Main street. here it will be easy of access in all kinds of weather. Mr. B.W. Stallings, the Scoutmaster, has done a splendid job at a reasonable price in getting the hut moved. A chimney is being built with fireplaces inside and out which makes a fine arrangement,” according to the details recorded in the article. The news notice also made known that the facility would be open to the public one afternoon during that week, and advised that, “Friday afternoon a canvass of the business section of Boone will made for funds for the hut and other things necessary in our scout work.” A cost of $100 was projected “for the hut and the winter’s work,” and the article noted that “(t)his will be done under the auspices of all the churches in Boone.” The feature piece was signed by, “J.C. Canipe, Chairman of Troop Committee.”

October 1, 1953

“45 Patients Are Seen By Dr. Gaul,” according to a headline this week. “Forty-five patients were seen by Dr. J.S. Gaul, Sr. at the Orthopedic Clinic held Friday morning Sept. 18th at the offices of the District Health Department,” according to the story. “Assisting were two physiotherapists, Mr. Guy Ettes and Miss Celeste Haydon. Among patients seen were 9 convalescent polio-syclitis patients from Watauga county and 2 from Ashe county. Last month’s clinic was held in Jefferson, as it alternates between the two counties.”

Boone Milling Company advertisement Oct 19401940 advertisement for the Boone Milling Company, from the Watauga Democrat newspaper of Boone, North Carolina, USA

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