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VOL. LVII, NO. 40.
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 4. 1946
5 CENTS A COPY
RED CROSS FUND
NEARS QUOTA IN
Campaign Managers Urge All
Workers to Make Their Final
Reports; Fund Now $4, 216.00;
Slighty Less Than Nine Hun
dred Dollars Under Quota.
Collectior* 'n the Watauga county
phase of the Red Cross roll call cam
paign. have been brisk in the last
few days, and officials announce that
receipts are now less than nine hun
dred dollars below the quota set
for the county.
Messrs Clyde R. Greene and Har
ry' Hamilton. Jr. co-chairmen, state
that funds now on hand amount to
$4,216 16. as against the quota of
Messrs Greene and Hamilton are
asking all workers in the county to
make a strong effort to get contri
butions from people who have not
been solicited, before the books are
closed, so that the county may main
tain her record of reaching every
quota established for her by the
It is also asked that solicitors send
in their reports as quickly as possi- 1
ble, so that the campaign may be
Farm Income May Stay
High Through Cash Crop
At the outset of the 1946 farming
season in North Carolina, H. Brooks
Jvnes. farm management specialist
and agricultural economics expert
of the State College Extension Ser
vice, has observed that high farm
incomes, attained in 1945, can be
maintained this year only through
the continued high-level production
of "cash" crops.
Here is a summary of James'
"To secure maximum profit, far
mers should produce cash crops at
about the 1945 level. Any reduction
in tobacco, peanuts or cotton is likt
ly to reduce the net farm income.
Of course, cash crops production
must be kept in line with the labor
supply and other production factors.
"Special consideration should be
given to the production of feed crops
and to the development of grain
and livestock which may be more
stable than present crops. Once these
grain and livestock projects are de
veloped, and their earning power
proved, adjustments may safely be
made in the acreage af oldline
"Great consideration also should
be given to the future production
program on the farm, although full
advantage should be taken of the
present high prices for many com
modities. Remember, the 1939 to
bacco crop sold for 15 cents, cotton
for nine cents, and peanuts for three
and six-tenths cents. Go ahead and
make money now, but at the same
time plan for the future when cash
crop prices will be lower."
Ashe County Youth
Dies In Auto Crfesh
JEFFERSON ? Flebe Gentry, 13
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jess I
Gentry of Nathans Creek, was in
stantly killed Saturday about noon
when the automobile in which he
was riding collided with another car
at the intersection of highways 221
18 and 88 at Jefferson. .
Ed Brooks of Nathans Creek and |
Grant Pruitt of Preston were ad
mitted to Ashe County hospital at
West Jefferson suffering from seri
ous injuries sustained in the acci
dent. Walter Estridge and Jim
Bruitt were treated at the hospital
for minor injuries and dismissed.
State Highway Patrolman C. N.
Jones said that James Blan V an
noy and Squire Herbert Pruitt, re
ported to have been the drivers of
the cars involved, were placed un
der $2,500 bonds each pending a pre
liminary hearing to be held Mon
day morning at 9 o'clock before
Magistrate C. O. Parsons.
Tentative plans are for the fu
neral for the Gentry boy to be held
Monday morning at 11 o'clock at
Nathans Creek Methodist chtirsh.
In addition to the parents, he is
survived by a number of brothers
MRS. TEMP IE C. BARLOW
Mrs. Tempie Cordelia Barlow, 77,
of Banner Elk. Route 1, died Satur-|
day at the home from a long illness
Services were conducted at the Wa
tauga Baptist Church Monday at 3
o'clock by Rev. S. E. Gragg, and bu
rial was in the home neighborhood.
The husband, Julius P. Barlowe, sur
vives, with four sons and one daugh
ter: Orrin J., Nebo, N. C., V. R.,
Marion, K ~ . ll Banner Elk,
Stanley fj&rlow, Johnson City, Tenn.
and Maudie Perman, Banner Elk.
Mr. L. L. Critcher, who has been
ill for two weeks, is recovering.
TAKEN BY DEATH
?% ? w ?
Thomas F. Greer, 94 year J old.
pioneer resident of Watauga coun
ty. who died at the home of a son.
Mr. R. T. Greer of Boone, on
NEW RIVER DAIRY
Lexington Concern Takes Over Lo
cal Dairy April 1 and Distri
bution New Product Starts.
The Coble Dairy Products Co*
with home offices in Lexington, has
purchased the New River Dairy,
from Mr. Willian Winkler, and took
over the business on April 1.
Distribution of the Coble products
consisting of sweet pasteurized grade
A milk, chocolate milk, homogeniz
ed grade A vitamin D milk; lactic
buttermilk, buttermilk, cream, cot
tage cheese, and butter, has been
started in^the community.
Mr. Winkler, it is stated, sold his
dairy to devote his entire time to his
purebred Guernsey herd, which is
one of the finest in the country.
Officials of the Coble Dairies say
they expect to give the people the
same fine quality and service which
Mr. Winkler has given in the past
Better Bus Service Seen
To Ashe and Alleghany
The Greyhond Lines have given
Boone business men the assurance
of improved bus schedules between
Boone and Sparta, via West Jeffer
son, it was learned Monday, and
look with favor upon the establish
ment of another sccdule, arriving
in Boone in the early morning and
returning in the afternoon, allowing
the citizens of the neighboring areas
plenty of time to do their shopping
in Boone and return home the same
It is believed that this improved
service will be established during
the month of April.
Mr June Russell, local retail mer
chant started the movement some
time ago for the improvement of the
bus service to Ashe county, and his
efforts have been responsible for the
decision of the company to change
HOME GARDEN IS
AN URGENT NEED,
A. A. A. POINTS OUT
Growing a garden, whether is be
in the backyard of a town or on the I
farm, is considered as one of the !
most important parts of the entire [
Emergency Food program. Ned
Glenn. AAA chairman and manager
of the emergency pregram in Wa
tauga County, said today, in urging
the planting of gardens this year to
increase our food supply, and per
mit greater shipment of food items
so critically needed by starving peo
ple of Europe and Asia.
"These people are victims of en
emy invasion. Their harvest season
is four months hence and in many
sections of Europe, agriculture has
been damaged by the worst drought
in a century," Mr. Glenn said.
"In releasing more wheat, fats, oil
and other needed foods for shipment
to* these starving people, Victory
Gardens will help immeasurably in
making good these comittments, as
suring adequate supplies here at
home; and reducing the overload on
transportation facilities," he said.
The President and the .Secretary of
Agriculture have called for full sup
port again this year by the victory
gardeners. It is expected that all Wa
tauga county people will answer this
Chicken Pie Supper
To Aid School Band
A chicken pie supper, under the
sponsorship of the Parent-Teachers
Association, will be held Friday eve
ning, beginning at 5:30 p. m. in the
cafeteria of the elementary school..
The proceeds will be used for aid to
the school band, which is directed
by Mr. Gordon Nash.
The public is invited to attend the
supper and help in the equipment
of one of the best school bands in
FOR COMING YEAR
Watauga County Board of Edu
cation Members Gather in Re
gular Session and Name Mem
bers of District School Com
mittees for Varying Terms.
The Watauga County Board of Ed
ucation met Monday in regular sess
ion and named a number of mem
bers of the district school boards
for the current year, the terms vary
ing in length up to 1949.
The complete list of the commit
tees. as presently constituted, fol
Boone District No. 1: Joe Craw
ford. Joe C. Hodges. Walter Edmis
Howard's Creek: Henry J. Hardin.]
Rutherwood. D. G. Edmisten.
Rich Mountain: L. E. Beach
Bamboo: R. H. Vannoy.
Green Valley District No. 2: By
num Clawson, William Winebarger,
G. C. Ragan.
Winebarger: Eston Moretz.
Riverview. H. C. Moretz.
Deep Gap District No. 3 ? Deep
Gap, Castle, Stony Fork, Mt. Paron,
Elk, Lower Elk: A. G. Moretz, Els
ter Greene. W. W. Randall.
Blowing Rock district no. 4 ? Blow
ing Rock, Penley, Bradshaw, Cook:
W. C. Lentz. G. C. Walters, Shuford
Valle Crucis District no. 5 ? Valle
Crucis, Grandfather, Cool Springs:
Richard Olsen, T. H. Holloway. J. L.
Cove Creek district no. 6 ? Cove
Creek. Rominger, Presnell, Keller
ville. Windy Gap: Dave Mast, W. T.
Payne, D. J. Horton.
Bethel district no. 7: Dave Haga
man, Ray Swift, Perry Farthing.
Mabel district no. 8 ? Mabel, Pot
tertown: Henry Norris, Arrant Greer
John E. Combs.
Elkland: Glenn Howell.
The district committee as a body,
it is explained, serves for all the
schools listed in the district.
LOCAL FARM AGENT
Former Auiittni County Ag?m to
Succ??d Harry Hamilton Who
Com With Dept. Agriculture
L. E. Tuckwiller, recently conuty
farm agent in Ashe county, has been
named to the same position in Wa
tauga, to succeed Harry M. Hamil- j
ton, Jr.. who resigned to accept a
position with the State Department
The board of county commission
ers and the State Extension Service
named Mr. Tuckwiller to the posi
tion vacated by Mr. Hamilton last
Mr. Tuckwiller was former assis
tnat county farm agent here, and
his work was highly satisfactory to
the officials and to the farmers of
the area. It is expected that his re
turn to Boone will meet with wide
School Bus Overturns
in Carey Flats Section
NEW LAND ? A school bus,
carrying pupils of the Newland
high school, overturned in the Carey
Flats section of Avery county, be
tween Linville and Blowing Rock
on Wednesday, injuring three child
At the time of the accident, only
five children and the driver were
occupants of the bus. The three*
children injured were taken to Grace
Hospital. Banners Elk, where they
were given first aid treatment, and
one child remained in the hospital
overnight with a broken arm.
According to Principal S. K. Mor
timer, Jr., the driver Gilbert Hol
shouser, was a school boy, of proper
age, and a fully certified driver. Mr.
Mortimer said that the accident
appeared to have been unavoidable,
and in his opinion was caused by
the large amount of loose rocks and
gravel on the road, which may have
caused the bus to skid off the road
MARY PATRICIA GREENE
Mary Patricia Greene, infant dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Greene
of Triplett, died at the Baptist hos
pital in Winston -Salem and funeral
services were held Tuesday at 2 a'
clock from the Stony Fork Baptist
Church, with burial, in Mountain
View cemetery. The parents sur
vive, together with three brothers
and two sisters: Wayne, Donald, Ho
race, Jeanette and Vivian Greene.
Miss Betty Sue Stone, assistant to
Miss Lucy Brock, in the home ec
onomics department at the college,
spent the week-end at her home in
SHIPS READY FOR ATOM BOMBS
Photo shows a number of ships of the APA and AKA type,
cargo and transport vessels, which are to be used as targets
in the proposed atom bom tests, lined up at Pearl Harbor, be
fore sailing on the final voyage.
LIONS CLUB SHOW
TO BENEFIT BUND
Annual Local Talent Mirulrel To Be
Staged at Local Playhouse
Wednesday, April 17.
The annual Lions' club benefit
minsterl is to be staged at the Ap
palachian Theatre, Wednesday, Ap
ril 17, with both afternoon and night
performances, it has been announced
by Eugene Garbee, coordinator.
The one-hour local-talent perfor
mance, offered with a full-length
film, will consist of a minister under
the direction of Bob Agle, a comic
love scene by W. Amos Abrams and
Willis Chester, and a farce, "Harp
sichord Heads for Heaven." Appear
ing as end men in the minstrel will
be Raleigh Cottrell, Howard Cot
trell, Herbert Wey, Edwin Dougher
ty, Grady Moretz, Wade Brown, Milt
Greer, A. R. Smith, Guy Hunt, D. J.
| Whitener, Cratis Williams and Coun
Icil Cooke. Bob Agle is interlocutor.
I Appearing in the farce are Coach
I Flucie Stewart and Dr. John F.
Martin, dressed as negro women,
John Thomas and Billy Crawford.
The program, consisting of spicy
dialogue, songs, dance numbers, spe
cialties, and farce, promises to be
one of the most entertaining ever of
fered by the local club.
Each year the Boone Lions Club
gives an entertainment as a part of
its community service work. Pro
ceeds from this program go to as
sisting with the blind work and oth
er worthwhile projects in Boone and
SAYS FARM CENSUS
HERE IS COMPLETE
Tax Supervisor Cofi?y U Lauded by
Crop Reporting Service For
Good Farm Reporli.
Mr. Paul A. Coffey, county tax
supervisor has received a letter from
the $pderal-State Crop Reporting
Service, Raleigh, lauding his office
for its fine work in getting an al
most 100 per cent farm census dur
ing the recent tax-listing period. The
"Your farm census records have
been received and are in excellent
condition. Your list takers are to be
highly commended for their good
work and the interest they have
shown by securing these records . . .
It is a pleasure to work with such
splendid reports as those submitted
by you. Your cooperation is appre
ciated very much by the Departmept
Those townships which returned
a 100% farm census, together with
the number of farms listed and re
ported are as follows:
Blue Ridge 228. Bald Mountain
114, Beaver Dam 312, Boone 5,
Brushy Fork 205, North Fork 77,
Meat Camp 312, Elk 119, Laurel
Creek 264, Shawneehaw 135.
Other townships, with the num
ber at tracts listed, followed by the
number of tracts reported for cen
sus purposes, and the percentage
reported, follow: '?>
Cove Creek, 372, 370, 99 6%, Stony
Fork 283, 2 81, ?8#%, New River,
293, 291, 90.3%. Watauga 390, 388.
99.}%, Blowing Rock 181, 129, 98.4%
MRS. HANCY JANE ROBBINS
Mrs. Nancy Jane Robbins, 68, of !
Deep Gap, died on Saturday and fu
neral services were conducted from
the home Monday at 2 o'clock by
Revs. Roscoe Greene and A. T. Wat
son, interment being in the family
cemetery. Surviving are the hus
band. Thomas S. Robbins of Deep
Gap and two brothers: Thomas M.
QVatson, Whitten. N. C.., and J. A.
Watson, Deep Gap.
Each year new scientific advances
make it possible to save more peo
ple from cancer.
Executive Committee to B? Named
at Convention and Other
Earl D. Cook, chairman of the Re
publican executive committee, has is
sued a call for a convention to be
held in the courthouse in Boone, N.
C., on Saturday April 6th, at 2:30 o'
clock, at which time, it is stated, an
executive committee will be appoint
ed, a chairman and secretary of the
committee named, and delegates se
lected to the Republican state con
Chairman Cook also asked that
meetings be held in the various
townships of the county on Friday,
April 5th, at 2:30 p. m. At these
meetings township organizations are
to be set up, and elect delegates to
the county convention.
Each township, it is explained, is
entitled to one delegate for each
25 votes cast for the Republican can
didate for Governor in the 1944 gen
eral election, also one alternate for
TRIPLE A OFFICIAL
Ned Glenn, chairman of the Wa
tauga county AAA committee, has
been designated as Emergency Food
Program Manager for Watauga, and
will help to speed the job of sup
plying food under President Tru
man's emergency famine relief pro
gram, in an effort to reduce the ter
rible suffering caused by enemy in
vasion and drought in Europe and
Mr. Glenn will enlist the cooper
ation of the Watauga county USDA
council in coordinating the program
and organizing the food conserva
tion measures recommended by the
President's famine emergency com
Local food conservation measures
arc now being worked out and ev
ery man. woman and child in Wa
tauga county are requested to con
serve their food daily, especially
bread, fats, and oils, to make more
available for shipment into destitute
Local civic groups, churches,
schools, newspapers, theatre mana
gers, and all other organizations and
groups are being asked to help carry
out the program on a voluntary ba
By everyone saving a little, we
can help a lot. it is pointed out.
Compromise May Be
Near On Wage BUI
Administration forces were re
ported near a compromise tonight
with one senate faction opposing the
65-cent minimum wage bill.
A senate source said "considera
ble progress" has been made toward
getting together with the group, lodi
by Senators Ellender, flD , La.) and
Ball (R., Minn.), which has offered
a 55-cent substitute.
This official said- two wage prop
ositions were under consideration:
1. A flat boost of the present 40
cent minimum wage to 60 cents ef
fective nine months after the meas
ure is enacted.
2. A 55-60-69 scale in place of the
administration's 65-70-75. The ad
ministration measure calls for an
increase to 65 cents immediately, to
70 cents after two years and to 75
cents after four years.
Senate leaders were represented
as inclined to the flat 60-cent pro
We dread cancer above all other
diseases. Therefore, it may correct
ly classed as mankind's number one
JUDGE PHILLIPS TO
PRESIDE AT SPRING
Two Weeks Court Term Starts
April 22; One Homicide Case
on Criminal Docket; 50 Civil
> Cases; Names of Those Who
Will Serve -On Jury.
The regular spring term of Wa-t
tauga Superior Court will convene'
for a two weeks session on Monday,
April 22, with Judge Don Phillips
presiding, and the commissioners
have given out the fcames of those
who are being summoned for jury
There are only about 30 cases on
the state docket. Clerk Austin E.
South states, most of them being for
misdemeanors, while only one invol
ves homicide. Sam Ellison, resident
of North Fork township will be ar
raigned on charges of slaying his ?
neighbor, Howard Hockeday, last Oc
tober. Ellison surrendered himself at
the county jail following the fatal
shooting, and told officers that he
fired upon Hockeday in self-defense,
when Hockeday approached him
with drawn rifle.
There are fifty cases on the civil
calendar, 6 of which are divorce ac
Following are tl^e names of those
who have been selected by the coun
ty commissioners for jury duty:
First Week: Robert L. Grogan.
Millard Stephen*. S. E. Phillips, R.
L. Norris, Carnie Storie Hugh Hamp
ton, J.J3. Johnson, W. R. Johnson,
Oscar tiler, Roy Anderson, Dewey
Mitchell, Fred Young, R. M. Coffey,
R. B. Hodges, Will M. Cooke, Chas.
C. Wilcox, Jones L.' Storie, Greene
B. Miller, Chas. A. Greer, Granville
Triplett, Rufus L. Ward, Conley Har
mon, Dayton Ward, L. H. Trivett, S.
G. Wilson, Fred Holman. Grady
Beach, Walter H. Davis, J. A. Wine
barger, Grady McNeil, Lloyd Moretz,
David S. Ray, Frank Main, Conley
Snyder, Jacob Harrell, Monroe Har
mon, Isaac L. Smith, W. W. Parsons.
Greene Carroll, L. A.* Calloway, Ja
son Townsend, Marion Cornett, Ev
Second week: Will W. Holman,
Mack Johnson, Frank P. Wilson,
Linville Eggers, Dallas Wilson, Tom
M. Storie, Bloom Triplett, A. C.
Moody, Lee Robbins, Barthlow Yates
James B. Winkler, Thomas R. Miller,
Ralph Moretz, W. H. Gragg, Rey.
Raymond Hendrix. Tom G. Vannoy,
W. F. Miller, Jr. Claude Greene,
Claude Davis, Cline Triplett, Custer
G. Ward, Coy H. Love, Cloyd Nor
ris, Boyd Greene, Henry W Miller,
David Main, David Tester, Eugene
A. Russell, Grady G. Greene, Rus
More People Will Be
Hungry Than Ever
Secretary of Commerce Wallace
said today that probably more peo
ple will go hungry during the next
four months than in any like
period in the world's history.
Speaking before a National Vic
tory Garden conference, Wallace
added that the food situation could
become "really serious" in this coun
try should a drought hit the mid
Western corn belt.
He said that for the sake of the
hungry abroad and for ourselves,
it behooved every American in a
position to do so to grow a garden
this year and preserve some food
for next winter.
County Teachers Will
Meet Next Saturday
The Watauga Teachers Associa
tion will meet in the auditorium of
Appalachian High School Saturday
afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, it is an
nounced by Cratis Williams, presi
dent of the organization.
The program is in charge of the
membership committee, Paul Bing
ham, chairman. A film, entitled,
"Looking Toward Tomorrow," will
be shown, and a discussion of the
NKA Journal will be led by Mr.
Clothing For Red Cross
Should B e Delivered
Mrs Mae Miller, Red Cross pro
duction chairman, has asked that all
who have wash clothes finished for
the Red Cross, please turn them in
as soon as possible as a shipment is
being prepared at this time.
Mrs. Miller also urges all who are
able to do volunteer sewing to come
to the Red Cross sewing headquar
ters in the Boone Drug Co., building
where there are 60 capes cut and
ready for making.
Mr. James Blaine Trivett has re
turned home from Davis Hospital,
Statesville, where he took treatment
for several days.