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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, January 22, 1948, Image 1

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in the Year 1868 CAROLINA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1948 VOL. LX, NO. 30 KING SIR ' . V mr ? ROB DIVERS BOB AGUE going down the line ill n effort to get the moat pos sible money for the March of Dimes fund ? used to makeAiipi ? Infantile Paralysis, the (rim crtppler and destroyer of child ran . . . initial response to worthy appeal gratifying ... school children about the town Satur day, taking up quantities of coins for those who have been or may be stricken down . . . Somehow so appropriate for these happy children to be en in helping out other kid <Mas who got the tough break . . . and, ifs possible that same of the dimes they so eagerly chased, may be used to try to re store their own helpless limbs be hind the future's closely locked doors. ? ? ? THE MARCH OF DIMES is ? mighty fine thing . . . Con Mind in the mind of Amerl has come to be of i national in stitution . . . likely always will be . . . and some dey will bear fruit in the form of a definite preventative for polio . . . Ifs 'One of the few remaining campaigns that we shall al ways support . . . Most of the ethers to which we have given * lucre and lip-service in the pest have been marked off our Bst ... . payments to them will in the future be out of defer - to whichever of our local friends is consigning . ? . sort of token contributions. ? ? ? THREE MEAT CAMP YOUTHS lose lives in crash of automobile ... . deepest sympathy to the fond parents who have been visited with so great a calamity .... . A gory reminder of the lethal dang ers that lurk along every mile pt the pavement in the age of speed . . . The triple tragedy has brought gloom to the folks hereabouts. . 'e ? ? y MERCURY slips dewn the tube tin lt ;i !T, i el *M time Iking about it, as allowed, but d6 bag little to change the situa tion . . . Reflecting on the lots ot folks who have structural protec tive withering t-1? ? Pink Baldwin, our old IHand of the tall tales, who had acquaintance with Eve. he said, and msmbers of all intervening generations . . . He had sailed the seas with Christopher Columbus, had counselled with George Washington, on the broad porticos at Mount Ver non, and hold the hand of the first President when the heart ot the Father of Our Country become quiet. - ? \ ? YES, Pink was right gifted along historical lines, and we used to discuss the weather with him ... He had always seen worse spells . . . The first winter he spent on this continent after he helped discover it . . . she was a whizzer . . . and the freeze up during the Valley Forge period was something. Pink was living in a cabin on the North Slope of Howard's Knob, when the mer cury was fixing to lodge against the bottom. A full-grown Tom cat could have been thrown through some of the openings in the walls ... an open fireplace gave some heat, but there was a scarcity of wood due to the depth of the snow . . . bed cloth ing was inadequate, food was kind of scarce, and we had been wondering just how Pipk, the members of his family . . . and his stock (three or four emaciated old donkies he kept . . . never knew why) were going to stand the Impending gale, when in Pink '( . '? J*'-?* ' . THE GRIZZLED PATRI WHEAT KING k a 5* ? .? "!*? ..ji To Curwen T iiibIh, Romwy, lad. ?wi tb* booori o< b*i?t "Wb?tl Kins" sad winning th? Mirtolh annual Philip W. Fills burr litt* whMi award lor hii achi*TMn*nt at the Indiana con and small grain show bald al Lafayette. ABRAMS PLANS N.Y PARADI Former Boone Educator Will Work Chit State's Parade At Lions' Convention. Raleigh, Jan. 17? plans for a North Carolina parade and exhi bit in connection with the con vention of Lions International in New York City text JjUy were laid here yesterday at the meet ing of the club leaders from all oarts of North Carolina. Dr. W. Amos Abrams, of* Ral eigh, international counsellor and former district governor of Wes tern Lions district 31-A, is the chairman of the parade and ex hibit committee, ""Whose member ship embraces all three of the Tar Heels Lion* Districts. Tentative plans for the project, according to . Abrams, . call for a North Carolina band and float in the big parade of Lions Interna tional it New York next July. Abrams said that the Elizabeth City High fechoql band would likely represent the State in the procession. In addition to the parade, the project includes a North Carolina exhibit slated to be set up in Madison Square Garden at which the State's agriculture, industry, natural and cultural resources will be displayed. The project' is being sponsored by the State's 200-odd Lions Club organizations, ^Abrams said. Vaughn H. Howell Dies in Virginia Vaughn Hagaman Howell, 33 years old, native of Todd, died cn -January 15, *t Culpeper, Va. A heart attack is given as the im mediate oause of his demise. Funeral services were conduct ed froirt*the South Fbrk Baptist Church in the old home neigh borhood by Rev. Raymond Hen drix and Rev. Ernest Stephens, and burial was in the Howell cemetery. Mr. Howell was born in the Todd neighborhood, a son of the late W. N- and Mrs. Howell. He was a member of the Pilot Moun tain Baptist Church, and served on the Board of Deacons until he moved to Virginia. The widow and three children survive: Frank, Rena Mae and Wanda Lee Howell. The mother and six brothers also survive. MOKE FUNDS SOUGHT FOR STATE PARKS W. JL Winkler In WaphfawtoM As Guest of Governors Al W? Commkilon Makes Plea For More Funds for Nation al Parks in Carolina. ' " Winkler, member of the North Carolina Park, Parkway, and Forest Development Com mission, is in Washington, D. C., where today he attends the regu , lar monthly meeting of the Com r mission, and on Thursday even mg a dinner at the Mayflower Hotel, where the ipembers of his group will be guests of Governor 1 Gregg Cherry, of North Carolina i and Governor Jim McCord of t Tennessee. At this time plans are to be made for the further devel . opment of the Smoky Mountains I National Park. . The banquet will be attended } by the complete Congressional delegations from both North Car | olina and Tennessee, the Secre | tary of the Interior, Director of I the National Park Service, mem bers of the Tennessee Depart ment of Conservation; members of congressional appropriations committees, and department . of the interior sub-committee mem bers. , The Park Commission will pre , sent informally the situation as , to the Great Smoky Mountains Park and outline briefly the pro gram for the two-state joint com mittee for its development. All the members of the North Carolina Park Commission are in Washington for the important conference, as follows: Chas, E. Ray, Chairman; Kelly E. Bennett, vice-chairman; Percy B. Perebee, Francis J. Heazel, Raymond U. Sutton, W. R. Wink ler, E. C. Guy; Q. M. Douglas, sec retary; A. H. Graham, chairman State highway and public works | commission; R. Bruce Etheridge, director of the department of con servation and development. I Joe Huffman Goes ! On Navy Cruise Joseph E. Huffman, local gro cer, chief specialist. Naval Re i serve, has been issued orders to , participate in k five week train ing cruise aboard the USS PO | CONO AGC-16. Mrs Huffman reports po the [ commanding officer, training sta , ging division, Winston-Salem, for process to active duty static in the Naval Reserve. Upon com pletion of process he will report to the Commandant, sixth Naval district, for further assignment Upon completion of his train i ing cruise, they will disembark 1 at Norfolk, Va., on February 24, . and be released to inactive duty status. He will receive full duty pay plus transportation to and ? from his home. AAA Office To Close , Wednesday Afternoon In order to comply with the . 40-hour week . regulation for - county agricultural conservation ! association employees, the local 1 AAA office will be closed every I Wednesday afternoon effective I January 21. Office hours now are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thurs i days and Fridays, 8:00 a. m. to I 12:00 noon, 12:30 p. m. to 4:30 p. ? m.; Wednesdays and Saturdays 18:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon. ARTIFICIAL BREEDING SERVICE TO BECOME AVAILABLE HERE Asheville, N. C.? The South eastern Artificial Breeding As sociation, a 'new project spon sored by the Farmers Federation with the cooperation of the ex tension service of the North Car olina department of agriculture, has begun operations here it was announced yesterday by James G. K. McClure, president of the federation. The project, which is predicted to double the milk production of the average Western North Caro lina cow within the next ten yean, is housed in a huge barn on the Ashevijle-Ch ar lotte high way, just beyond die American Legion golf count. A battery of 25 high-index proven sires, re presenting registered TfnWaim. Jerseys and Guernsey* are no m situated in the bem And activities have begun which allow each farmer in North Carolina to im prove his dairy herd, it wai pointed out by Mr. McChire. The bam wai constructed with ?pecial attention to safety fea tures to protect the caretaker of the balls as well as laboratory technicians. A modern laboratory is contained in the barn with all the necessary equipment to carry on the work, and a modern home has been constructed adjacent to the bam to house the caretaker and his family. Only proven bulls will be u*ed in the stud, Mr. McClure pointed out. He added that a nation-wide search has been made for bulls that will come up to the stand ards required by the Southeastern Artificial Breeding Association, and no bull will be acquired fee ?? :7. ' ?' / SCENE AT CRASH WHICH CLAIMED LIVES OF THRE? " ' ?.v < '' - BMB? fimr i? i i? ? View of the wrecked automobile in which Barnard Grant Proffitt and Chester Bar] Proffitt, brothers, and Eston Earl Proffitt, a cousin of the two, lost their live# when the vehicle left highway 221, eight miles from Boone Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Blair.) Three Are Killed As Auto ; % . ?' . fr ' \ - r - U-.* ' '.v, j ;j Plunges From Icy Highway MANY GIVE TO POUO FUND Receipts Near Half Total Be-| tag Sought; Chairman Asks Prompt Aid. The March of Dimes campaign is going forward with marked success in the county, but Chair man Bob Agle >is insisting that contributions be made promptly in order that the goal may be reached as qyickly as possible. Total receipts are a bit less than half of thn quota of $1,479.00, it is revealed, and Mr. Agle in giv ing out the figures, issued the following factual statement: "Watauga county's entire quota is only $1,675.00. Approximately $7,000 has been Spent on one Watauga child alone since she was stricken with, the crippling disease in the epidemic of 1 &45. If this were your child, would you have the money for her con tinuous care? The National Foun dation will do that for "you ? out of the sum made up from each person's relatively small contri bution. Have you made your*? There are only ten more days left in which to make your contribu tion: Following is a list of some of the initial contributors to the March of Dimes. Kmeit LnrU 200, BUI Rmh ISO. Appalachian Theatre 10.00. Mrs. E. T. Ginn UK. R. B. Agle 10 00. Ceorfa Wllaon ISO, G. H. Phillips i 00. Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Hahn tsoo. W a Green ISO. City florist *.00, John O. Martin 5 00. Tom Bwch 100. Wade K. Brown 1.00. Hobert Tee Groea 5 00. Frank Hod?e? ISO. Ralph MoraU X JO. * Boone Tire and Bargain Store 10.00. Reins Sturdlvant ?JJ0, W. B. Richardson ISO. W. C. Richardson ISO. O. K. Richardson ISO. Donald R Lumpkin SJO. Dr. and Mn. John O. Harden 100, C. H. Blackburn ISO. Mrs. Justin Regan 100, Elizabeth Routt ISO, Mn. Minnie Coffey ISO. T. B. Moore ISO. C. A. Price 5 SO, Daniel Hotel t.00. Paul Moretx ISO, B. J. Bodenhammer ISO. Q. F. Critcher ISO. 8. C. Eager* 3 00, T. M. Shore SS0. Jerome Coffey 1.00, Mrs. T. Len Cook ISO, Mae H. Miller SS0. Mrs. Mar caret Hughe* ISO, J. K. Parker Jr. 100, Earl C, Norrl* 5.00, Conrad A. Shaw 1.00. Melvin T. Gtmmel ISO, W. M. Thomas 100. Winkler Motor Co. 10.00, Hettle Greer ISO, Brtbsr 8. Boone ISO, John M. JusKoe 140, U Moore >S0. A. X. South ISO, 1 CRAFT HOUSE CLOSED Craft house at Watauga Handi crafts Center is at present closed iue to the absence of the direc tor, Ura. W. J. Kelsey, who is in Bcrea, Ky., attending opportunity ?chooL It will be raauvy g.;r?tv4 H'l food Mat extra! dollars to work ? Buy United! ' jB&g Two Brothers, Cousin, Arc Fatally Injured in Accident On Highway 221 Saturday; Triple Funeral Services Arc Conducted Monday. \ Three Meat Camp township youths, two of them brothers, the other a cousin, were kill ed at six o'clock Saturday af ternoon, when a car in which they were riding careened from highway 221, eight milei from Boone, and crashed intc a group of trees. The accident, perhaps the worst of its kind in Watauga county history, ii believed to have been caused when the car skidded on the icy pavement. Barnard Proffitt, 21, and hi; cousin, Eston Earl Proffitt, 17 were instantly killed. Chestei Ray Proffitt, 12, Barnard's broth er, died after having been admit ted to Watauga Hospital. All suf 'ered head injuries. Elbert Bryan, who, it was said was driving the car, suffered from minor head injuries and bruises. Bryan is reported as being una ble to recall the cause of the ac cident. Funeral services for the thre? youths were conduc'ed Mondaj morning at 11 o'clock from th? Proffitt's Grove Baptist Churcl in the home neighborhood. Rev Wm. Cook and Rev. Mr. Stevens were in charge of the rites and the bodies were interred at the Proffitt's Grove cenetery. Eston Earl Proffitt is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hen ry Proffitt, and the following brothers and sisters: Arlie, Cicero, Dayton, Fred, Hepry; Mrs. Lanc< Hamby, Mebane; Mrs. Woodrow Winebarger, Zionville; Harlene Newport News, Va.; Pearl, and Oliver Proffitt of the home. Barnard Grani Proffitt, whose death occurred on his 21st birth day and Chester Ray Proffitt, are survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Proffitt, and the fol 'owing brothers and sister?: Glen, Kermtt, Marion, Cless, Ralph and Dean Proffitt; Mrs. Clint Miller, Mrs. Edward Wilson and Jewell Proffitt of the home. ' MAW-DATS The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that 30,000,000 man-days of employment, the third highest total on record, were lost In work stoppages dur ing 1?47. This was small when compared with the peak at 118, 000,600 man-days lost in 1940, but it was just under the nexl highest total of 38^00,000 In IMS, HIGHWAYS A total of $**010,0000 worth of work on +4,700 miles of high ways was contracted for in 1947, by various states, according to Public Beads T. H. MarPoasId This was a *18% 000,000 to frill i over the 1940 . '* ; SURLEY SALES TO END FRIDAY __ . . Prices Continue High As Fi nal Sales on Local Floors Draw Na?r. . 1 The final sales of the current t burley tobacco season will be held { Friday of this week, It w a* Team ed last night, bringing to an end ' one of the most successful sales , periods *in the history of the | Boone market. More than 90,000 pounds was sold Tuesday at uniformly high I prices, some crops leaving avera > ged well up in the fifty cent bracket. It is stated that when sales are ended no less than five < million pounds will have been . iold this year. Receipts continued surprising ? ly regular yesterday afternoon, as - large loads were seen from four ' counties in North Carolina and at least one in Virginia. Those i who have some tobacco yet on I hand are urged to bring it in I immediately for quick sale at a -op- notch figure. T. B. SeaU Sale v Drive Will Close ? The seal sale drive is schedul i ed to close for this yes^r on Feb. ? 1. There are still many people 1 who have neither returned their ' seals, nor sent in the two dollars. ! The committee is asking that those persons who have not ' answered the seat sale plea to ' please do so immediately. In this t way Watauga can close 'he sale ? with the rest of the counties in - the State. r ________ , Well finished, tiarmonious I furniture is an essential of a pleasing, home-like room. PRESIDENTS BALL PLANNED NEXT WEEK Immu il Benefit Due To Be ^Ml Next Thursday la L*. Gym; Load Polio cW ter is Reorganized With Howard Cottrell Chairman. , The President's Birthday BaA, "ranged to provide additional *Unds for the infantile parahsb campaign, and since Ha Inception, the highspot of the winter social "eason i In Boone, win be held at the Appalachian Rich ?!jmna?lum in Boone Thursday evening January 29, starting at # o clock, H is announced by How ard Cottrell, chairman of the ev ent, who h also chairman of the Watauga County Chapter of the National Infantile Paralysis Foun dation. ? The ball, which la being pro moted with the slogan "dance that others may walk" will likely be largely attended. Charlie John con's Collegians will supply the music for the occasion, and the people of, the community and county are being urged to partici pate in the event Those who don't dance should come too, it is noted, aha enjoy the fellowship ' of the evening, while contribut ing a share to a worth-while en 'eprise. Mr. Cottrell states that a film, in line with the polio campaign. entiUed, "The Crlppler," has been ?ecured as an added promotional feature and will be shown in different sections of tlie county. Since this material hasn't arriv ed. however, definite dates of the presentations can't be announced el this time. Local Chapter R?- organised At a meeting held last Wednes day evening, the Watauga Coun ty Chapter of the National In* fantile Paralyais Foundation was re-organized with Howard Cot trell president. Other officer* are aa follows: . l . _ R. D. Hodges, Jr., vice-chair man; James Farthing, treasurer; Mrs. R. D. Hodges, Jr., chairman ? of the woman's activities group; Dr. H. B. Perry, Jr., chairman of the medical advisory committee. The duties of the local chapter are to handle the county's share of the funds derived from the March of Dimes, and to see that all local victims of infantile par alysis have treatment, in to far as is humanly possible. Beaver Dam Man Sellg Good Burley Ralph Sherwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sherwood of Sugar <5 rove, sold his crop of burley at the Mountain Burley Ware house last Thursday, and although Jt was the second crop he had ever raised the 1588 pounds of we^d, brought/ him $888.22. The figures given below were taken from the warehouse sales slip 314 pounds at 57c; 274 pounds at 60c; 334 pounds at 58c; 482 pounds at 54c; 214 pounds st 38C .otal 1888 pounds $858.22. P.-T. A. Will Meet Monday Evening The P. T- A. will meet next Monday night at 7:30 at Appala chian Hign School. All parents and teachers are urged ti> be pre 'sent. DOUGHTOH FAVORS TAX CUT; SEES VETO OF KNUTSON BILL Washington ? Rep. Dough ton (D-NC) predicted today Con grew would sustain ? veto of the pre sent Knutson bill to slash income taxes $5,000,000,000 a year. Nevertheless, the North Caro linian told ?, reporter, he thinks President Truman is wrong in his stand that there should be no over-all reduction in Federal And U the Senate "moderates' the OOP tax measure after it leave* the House it might mus ter the neresaary two-thirds ma jority to override a presidential turndown, the veteran Congres sional lag expert gild As matters now stand. Dough ton dcclArc^ the ]^f| introduccci by Rep. Knutton CR-Mhm) and the President's own plan for a "cost of living" income tax out evil.." / "Thus far 1 have seen no Jus tification for restoration of an HOM profit*, t**." 1m Hid. "That* should be a reasonably tax cuV but not as much as In the Knutaen bill." Treasury ex perts say the GOP proposal ac- . tually would reduce federal re venue by $6,300,000,000. . Dough ton, who managed tax legislation when his party con trolled Congress, said that in his opinion "there are too many Federal employees." . He added: "We an spending too much and taxing to high." Dough ton said he la not yet ready to sap whether he win vote for the Kautaon bill in spite of his ob jection to U. The stand he ulti mately takes will have a strong

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