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VOL. LIX, NO. 6
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY. AUGUST 8, 1946
5 CENTS A COPY
FOR FALL TERM
Judge Hoyle Sink to Preside
at Two Weeks' Term Wat
auga Court Which Starts
Sept. 16; 70 Cases Already
on Criminal Docket
The list of jurors for the fall
term of Watauga superior court
which convenes September .16,
was released Monday by the
Board of county commissionets,
and it is indicated that the term
is intended to be of two weeks
Judge Hoyle Sink will preside
at the mixed criminal and civil
term, and Clerk Austin E. South
states that already 70 cases in
volving law violations have been
docketed for trial, in addition to
the usual long list of civil actions.
The list of law violations, which
is much longer than the average
for the war years, contains 35
cases of operating motor vehicles
while under the influence of
whiskey, fifteen cases of viola
tion of state prohibition laws,
while the others are larceny and
One homicide case is to be
tried, that against Stanley Love
for the death of Chas. Potter,
which occurred as the two en
gaged in an affray in the western
part of town last spring.
Following are the names of
those who will serve as jurors:
W. F. Norris, Bald Mountain.
E. F. Shore, Paul Shore, Came
ron A. Williams. Blowing Hock.
Monroe Hampton, Jasper Sto
rie, Blue Ridge.
Wiley Smith, Dee Shoemake,
Dennis Townsend, John T. How
ell, Russell D. Hodges, Mack
Cowles, D. P. Wyke, BoOne.
Orris Hayes, L. A. Henson,
Ralph Fletcher, Norman Greer,
Tom Johnson, Cove Creek.
Chas. Simmons, Elk.
V. D. Ward, B. W. Farthing,
Geo. W. Harmon, Laurel Creek.
M. H. Cornell, John W. Wil
liams, John T. Ragan, Meat
P. M. Winkler, New River.
Mack Thomas. North Fork.
Marshall Farthine. Shawnee
Fred E. Payne. N. J. Church,
R. W. Idol, Joe L. Coffey, Stony
Arthur Townsend, C. P. Moore,
Lee Earp, C. S. Church, Roby
L. Storie, E. E. Earp, Watauga.
W. J. Cook, P. W. Palmer
Greenville Smith, New River.
Troy T. Danner, Marshall
Chas. Icenhour, Vilas J. Cook,
Raleigh R. Greer,, R. W. Smith,
Camie Critcher, Jake Storie,
Earl H. Norris, N. M. Greene,
Jake Lookabill, Meat Camp.
Lloyd Presnell, Dwight Cable,
Carl Farthing, Frank B. Wilson,
Don Shell. Beaver Dam.
W. R. Brewer, Ralph Church,
John R. Horton, A. E. Vannoy,
L. C. Miller, A. E. Hamby; Jr.,
Lee Carender, Cicero Town
IN SUNDAY FIGHT
Coffey*! Gap Man Med
ical Treatment for Injur! e?
Received In Affray
Lenoir, Hug 5. ? A shooting
scrape and fight in the Coffey's
__ Gap section Saturday evening re
sulted in Henderspn Gragg, well
known resident of that section
being sent to Boone for treat
-m ment of injuries received in the
affray. Sheriff Felix Par Her re
Sheriff Parller and Deputy
Sheriff Eugene Kirby were call
ed to the section on Sunday
night to investigate reports of an
affray. Arriving at the scene they
were told that Gragg had already
been taken to a Boone doctor for
treatment of injuries received in
a fight but were unable to appre
hend his assailants at that time.
The affray is still under investi
gation, Sheriff Parlier said.O
Atomic uranium are said tol
have vanished in Brazil. O
British exports reach , pre-war]
level; continued gains indicated. I
MIGHTY SUB-SURFACE BLAST
The atomic bomb was said by observers to have shot a column
of water more than 5,000 feet into the air or about four times
higher than the Empire State building in New York City, world's
tallest building. The burst shown here, with the New York sky
line superimposed upon it, was photographed immediately after
the bomb was detonated and the column of water had not yet
reached its full height.
Heads Tabor Board
SEES GOOD PRICE !
Coleman Says Take Care of
Burley; Named President
Board Trade Eighth Time
Mr. R. C. Coleman of Tabor
City has been elected president of
the Tobacco Board of Trade there
for the eighth time, and reports
a first sale at his warehouse of
187,928 pounds of flue-cured weed
for $108,135.70, for an average of
Mr. Coleman, who operates the
Mountain Burley Warehouse here,
states that all indications point
to correspondingly favorable
prices on the burley market dur
ing the coming season. He in
sists that local farmers take the
very best care possible of their
crops, so as to insure the best
prices, when auction time again
Open 2 Days a Week
The community cannery is now
open on Tuesdays and Fridays
for the people in the surrounding
areas to can their produce.
The Parent-Teacher Associa
tion will be canning each Tues
day and Thursday for the school
lunch rooms and anyone having
any produce to donate are asked
to bring it to the high school on
Thursday morning. It will fa
cilitate matters very much if
this produce is prepared for can
ning when possible before deliv
ering it to the school as it is
very difficult to get enough par
ents here each day to prepare the
food for canning.
The community cannery is now
located in the agriculture build
ing just behind the local high
Mrs. F. P. Chappell
Victim Sudden Illness
Mrs. F. P. Chappell of Balm,
N. C., died Tuesday morning from
a sudden illness. She was ill
only three hours.
Funeral arrangement* have not
been completed, pending word
from members of the family who
live at distant points, but the
rites will probably be conducted
1,300 wartime ships sought by]
'applicants from United States.
679 AT SECOND
Enrollment at Appalachian Col
lage During Second Semes
ter Sett Record
Six hundred and seventy-nine)
are enrolled in the second six
weeks summer term at Appala
chian State Teachers College, it
is revealed by H. R. Eggers,
registrar, who states that in per
centage of the first term enroll
ment, this figure surpasses all
records at the local state insitu
Registrar Eggers says that the
second summer term has invari
ably enrolled about 70% of the
number, who come for the first
term but that this year the per
centage is 80. Also Mr. Eggers
states that the present second
term enrollment is the largest
during the many years he has oc
cupied the position of Registrar.
Of Scandal On
Milwaukee, Aug. 5. ? Gen#
Omar N. Bradley, veterans' ad
ministrator, warned today of a
national scandal "involving mil
lions in federal funds'' in the vet
erans' on-the-job training pro
He said he would recommend
to congress changes in the law to
tighten controls if they were
necessary, and called for state
and federal agencies to take act
ion against unscrupulous practices
arising from the program.
He said reports of "irregulari
ties" had reached his office re
cently but even without them, "it
is apparent that something is
"From the outset, unscrupulous
persons lost no time in taking ad
vantage of veterans' training on
the job," Bradley told members
of the United Spanish War Vet
erans at their 48th national en
campment here. "The dishonest
employer and the unthinking vet
eran have already infected the
program in many states."
NEW BLOWING ROCK LIBRARY
Sketch of Blowing Rock's proposed new library, which is to
be constructed as soon as building material is available, and which
it is said, will be the most impressive building on the main street
of the neighboring town. The building is to ^>e of native stone,
and will be designed along the most modern lines. The structure
will be on a portion of the Coffey lot, which has been acquired by
the town for public purposes.
BOONE MAN HURT!
IN AUTO CRASH
AT LENOIR SUN.
John W. Barnes Hospitalized;
Suffers Concussion of Brain
and Lacerations When
Thrown From Car; Others
, Not Seriously Hurt
Lenoir, Aug. 5 ? John Wesleyj.
Barnes of Boone is in the Pula |
hospital here under-going treat
ment for a brain concussion and
lacerations suffered when he was
thrown from his wrecked Ford
pickup truck near here Sunday
afternoon, Frank Kennerly, State
Highway ? Patrolman reported I
The accident occurred, Corporal |
Kennerly said, when Barnes'i
pick-up traveling at a high rate
of speed attempted to pass a car!
while meeting another on High-j
way 321, near Green Valley about!
6:30 Sunday afternoon. The truck
(was reported to have climbed a
(rock cliff near the highway and
| Barnes was thrown clear. Given
(first aid but not seriously hurt
were Barnes' uncle, Marion G.
[Barnes and his cousin, Bynum'
.Barnes of M7 North Main Street, j
jLenoir who were passengers in!
'the pick-up which Barnes wasi
driving. Corporal Kennerly said.l
Corporal Kennerly who was
traveling up the Blowing Rock
road observed through his rear
view mirrow that the pick up was
"passing everything on the road"
and turned the State Highway
[patrol car around and gave chase
and on rounding a curve Corpor
[al Kennerly found that the pick
|up had been wrecked. A fender of:
[the car of John E. Crump was'
[damaged in the wreck, Corporal
Parade, Banquet. Ball to Feature
Victory Celebration by
A Victory Day celebration is to|
be staged by the Blowing Rock!
American Legion Post on Aug.]
14th. starting at 3 o'clock, it isl
learned at press time, and the
event takes on the aspect of a
district Legion meeting at the
same time, at which eight posts
will be represented.
There will be a colorful parade,
a banquet for the "go getters"
(those who have excelled in
membership activities), and a
big dance in the evening.
The Blowing Rock Legion
naires extend an invitation to all
to join in the Victory Day cele-1
Deputy Collector to
Aid State Taxpayers
Mr. John M. Smoot, deputy
collector with the N. C. Depart
ment of Revenue will be in the
Igrand jury room in the court
house in Boone Monday, August
12 for the purpose of aiding in
making out stat^. sales tax returns,
issuing privilege license, or ? at
tending to any other state re
venue tax matters.
Mr. Smoot maintains his home
office in Lenoir, and those wish
ing information during his ab
sence from Boone, may write him
TO APPEAR AT BLOWING ROCK
Jean Watson, left, brilliant Canadian contralto, and Mac Mor
gan, young American baritone, ? who will be featured singers in
the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church, Blowing Rock. Sun
day morning, Aug. 11, at 11 o'clock. An offering will be taken at
the service for the benefit of Grandfather Home for Children at
Banner Elk. This is the 28th annual service for that purpose.
Wade E. Brown, who has been
elected commander of Watauga
Post. American Legion.
TOPIC OF UONS
Speakers Refer to Plight of Ed
ucation in North Carolina 1
and the Nation
The condition of education ini
the United States was described
to the Boone Lions club by mem
bers of the education committee
at the regular meeting of the club
Clyde R. Greene described
graphically the educational con
ditions in the state and the nation,
in a speech of endorsement of]
Federal aid for education, in
order to equalize opportunity for
the boys and girls of the nation.
Mr. Greene deplored the fact
that only 2.9% of our state in
come is spent on education, and
stated that the business progress
of a region is dependent largely
upon the level of education of
its citizenship, and urged every-,
body to support education if im
provement in business life is ex
Dr. D. J. Whitener spoke of the'
relative standing of North Caro
lina among the other states in
education. He says Carolina has
more children per capita than any
state, yet in some phases of
educational progress the state
ranks forty-fifth. Commending
the state for its efforts, he said
Ithe state and nation must be more
'willing to invest in education
for "in the future, the nation to
survive, is to be the nation that
is best educated."
In his farewell address to the
club before assuming his duties
with the North Carolina Educat
ion Association, Dr. W. Amos
Abrams urged the citizens of the
state to h waken from their com
placency and acquaint them
selves with the type of educat
ion low taxation and little sup
port give their children. "Cheap
education," he declared, "pro
duces a cheap product ? the boys
and gills of North Carolina."
Although $120 per family is
spent on automobiles and tobacco,
only $13.00 per family is spent
on education each year." He
pointed out that perhaps as many
as 8,000 Emergency teachers will
be in the classrooms of the state
before the coming school year
ends. "When teachers have asked
for dollars," he said, "the state
doled them out pennief."
At the close of the program
Lion Abrams was voted an honor
ary life membership in the Boone
Guests for the evening were
Dr. Graydon P. Eggors, Appala
chian College; Dr. W. Rosen
(Continued on page: eight)
WADE E BROWN IS
OF LEGION POST
Naval Veteran of Late World
War Unanimously Chosen
to Hend Watauga Post; Oth
er Officers Named; Mem
bership Drive to Be Started
Wade E. Brown, prominent lo
cal attorney, was unanimously
elected as commander of the
Watauga Post of the American
Legion to succeed Beach Keller,
who resigned after being trans
ferred to Asheville by the U. S.
Mr. Brown, a naval officer in
World War II, served as an arm
ed guard officer.
Other officers of the Boone
post include: H. S. Steelman,
vice-commander; Councill Cooke,
sccond vice-commander; Joseph
E. Huffman, adjutant; Lcdford
Cook, assistant adjutant; Cleve
Gross, finance officer; Lionel
Ward, service officer; Chas. T.
^immcrman, guardianship offi
cer; Jack Ward, sergeant-at-arms;
II. W. Norris. chaplain: Edwini
Dougherty, historian; C. L. Blair,
l uhletic officer; Richard Kelley,
j-hild welfare officer: E. E. Gar
pee. Americanism officer; Von
Smith, national defense officer;
I. V. Caudill, Jr., graves registra
tion officer; James Norris, em
oloyment officer; Cleve Gross,
boys' state officer; E. E. Garbee
jnd Coy Bingham, Scout offi
?ers, and Flucie Stewart, chair
man sons of the legion.
Adjutant Joe Huffman states
that a membership drive will
be inaugurated this week with a
goal of 600 Legion members.
AH Legionnaires and their
wives and friends are invited to
the regular meeting Friday night
at 8 o'clock at the Legion hut.
As the result of a very enjoy
able square dance after the lastj
meeting, the post adjutant said
there would be another square
dance after the meeting Friday
night, and all Legionnaires, their
wives, sweethearts and friends of
the Legion are invited to take
WADE HAMPTON 18
After three days of horseshoe!
pitching Wade Hamption emerg
ed as the singles champion for]
1940. Hamption defeated Dick!
Townsend in the mens finals to
become the winner. Last years
winner Herbert Wey defaulted to
his opponent due to being out of
town. The mens doubles tourna
ment started Tuesday and will
finish on Thursday night.
The following doubles have
entered, N. Cook and Dr. Wright;
Dick Townsend and C. Kay; Mc
Kinney & Briggs, G. Clark and
T. Hull, Watkins and L. Wey, also
Herbert Wey will be entered in
the doubles Wednesday night.
The prize for the men's singles
was given by Howard Cottrell
and Boone Drug. Co. The prizes
for the mens doubles will be
given by Townsends Grocery
Coach R. W. Watkins is plann
ing for all business houses to be
represented next year and have
the tournament run for a period
of two weeks. Each business
establishment to have a jacket
for its contestant to wf? while
Allies allocate German equip
ment to needy countries.
Americans speed repatriation
of Japanese from Manchuria.
TO OPEN TERMS
ON SEPTEMBER 3
Labor Day Will Be Made Up
by Teaching Some Satur
day; Number of Vacancies
Still Exist in Teaching
Staffs; List of Teachers
All Watauga county schools,
both elementary and high, will
open their 1946-47 terms Tues
day, Sept. 3, it has been deter
mined by the county board of
education. The schools were to
have started on Monday, but this
being Labor Day, Tuesday was
designated. The missing day will
be made up by teaching some
Saturday, it is said:
Out of the county's teaching
staff of 132, there are 19 vacan
cies, seven of which are in the
[Boone high and elementary
schools. Following is the list of
teachers in the various schools,
the vacancies being noted in
Herbert W. Wey, principal;
Winona Williams. Martha M.
Grey, Eloise Stogner, Harold C.
Quincy, Oralis D. Williams, Mrs.
Lucillc M. Nash Arthur W. Har
tung, Gordon A. Nash. Reginald
L. Tait,, Helen Clardy, Margaret
Mclntyre Betty Gabriel, Frances
John T. Howell, principal;
Donald C. Thompson, Wilda Lea
Montgomery. Christine H. In
nings. Mary Katherine Coble,
Clyde Mae Goodman, Betty Ruth
Jennings. Mrs. Ennis R. Davis,
Sallie P. Carson, Mrs. Grace M;
Councill, Annie Ree Kittrell, O.
M. Hartsell, Louise Moore, Kath
leen Berry, secretary.
Howard's Creek, Mrs. J. W.
Rutherwood: Mrs. China R.
Lavender, principal; Mrs. Chloe
Rich Mountain: Mrs. Blanche
Bamboo: Pearl J. Cowles, prin
cipal; Mrs. Helen E. Trexler, Mrs.
Lucy H. Storie.
Green Valley: Mrs. Imogene B.
Barden, principal; Mrs. Velma
M. Cottrell, Mrs. Louise L. Mil
ler, Maggie E. Moretz.
Winebarger: J. W. Byers, prin
cipal; Mrs. Nell C. Greene.
Deep Gap: John Idol, princi- .]
pal; Mrs. Edith F. Estes, Mrs. '
Pearl P. Dowling, Mrs. Leona L.
Moretz. Mrs. George W. Wilson,
Mrs. Reka W. Shoemake.
Stony Fork: Mrs. Grace E.
Greene, principal; Mrs. Ruby S. j
Mt. Paron: I. J. Bingham.
Elk: I. S. Miller, principal; Mrs.
Eula C. Cowles; one vacancy.
Lower Elk: Mrs. Ethel P. Trip
Mrs. Sarah B. Gaither, princi
pal; Mrs. Maude W. Lyon, Mr*.
Beatrice C. Winkler, Mrs Belle G.
Greene, Mrs. Hazel M. Dotson,
Mrs. Clara S. Brown, Mrs. Mabel
H. Hollar, Mrs. Bessie S. Craw
ford, Mrs. D. J. Whitener, Mrs.
Billie G. Cooke; one vacancy.
Penley: Mrs. Eunice Greer.
Cook: W. L. Trivette.
Valle Crucis: Mrs. Dessa T. El
misten, Ernie C. Triplett, Mrs.
Mary B. Glenn, Mrs. Ola T.
Thompson, Mrs. Grace B. Camp
bell, Mifc. Lucille M. Wallace,
Mrs. Pansy K. Taylor, Mrs. Sarah
B. Horton, Mrs. Maxie G. Edmis
Grandfather: Floy Cannon,
principal; Lola Mae Rowe.
Cool Springs: Vacant.
Cot* Cr??k High
S. F. Horton, principal; Cynthia
L. Stiles, Jennie Love, Mrs. Vir
ginia Dare Strother, Mrs. Winnie
(T. Stokes, Mrs. Grace B. Mast,
|Mrs. Mattie H* Wilson, Sam W.
Osborne, Robert G. Shipley, Mrs.
Marion H. Osborne .Anna Belle
Bingham, Mrs. Maude Spainhour.
Cove Creek Elementary: Tom
J. Moody, principal; Sarah Wilma
Harmon, Blanche Stokes, Mrs.
Gladys M Bingham, Anna Mae
Sherwood, Mrs. Dora S. Mast,
Mrs. Susie B. Henson, Ophelia
Bingham. Mrs. Ruth B. Mast.
Rominger: George Harmon. _
Presnell: Mrs. Ruth W. Pre*- 9
Kellerville: Mrs. Ella Fae Phil
Windy Gap: Henry Hagaman.
Thorr?as S. TurbyfiU, Princi
pal; Mrs. Paul Trivette, Paul
Trivette, Mrs. Jamie H. Henson,
Mrs. Allle R. Perry, Mrs. Dor
othy F. Greene, Kathryn Sher
(Continued on page eight)