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VOL. LX, NO. 35.
Independent Weekly Newspaper? ^Established in the Year 1888
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1948
FELICITATIONS to Gordon
Nash and his Appalachian High
School band on the tenth an
niversary of the establishment of
the organization. The tireless
energy and loyalty of Mr. Nash,
coupled with the talent and in
dustry of his students, have re
sulted in the local band taking
its place in the front ranks of
such organizations in the State.
. . . The band is frequently in
vited to other cities and states
ior performances, and has done a
full share toward promoting the
school and the community . . .
Every member of the fine
musical aggregation richly de
serve the continued and increas
ed support of the people of the
? ? ?
ONE OF OUR YOUNG
FRIENDS cam* by the other
day to inquire whether or not
Boon* had a "Main Street."
. . . Definitely not. . . . Visitor
thought merchants should de
sist from calling King Street
"Main". . - sort of cheapens the
community, it was averred,
since "main street towns" are
generally considered to be in
the classification of "hick"
towns, or "one hor*e" towns . . .
that's the way the writers
handle the main street angle
anyway . . . No, we have no
Main Street, but we do have
dear old King, which is the
principal thoroughfare of the
community, perhaps taking the
honor from Queen Street, ori
ginally slated for the "main
stem." because of the more
level terrain traversed . . . Yes,
we are definitely in favor of
eliminating Main Street . . .
There just isn't any such thing
in these parts.
? ? ?
BIRDS GAILY SINGING every
morning the temperature reaches
a comfortable level . . . They
know spring hasn't arrived .
they don't busy themselves get
ting ready to build their nests
. . . but sing just the same, happy
because a mild day has dawned.
They likely know tomorrow will
be a whiz2er, but they don't let
that interfere ^ith their enjoy
ment of the present . . . People
make themselves miserable in
today's sunshine, worrying about
the tomorrow . . . Radio sounds
bad, coal low, no oil . . . just
can't get down to enjoying to
day's blessings today.
? ? ?
J. V. AND MRS. CAUDILL
hand the publisher gorgeous
bunch of posies for he and his
missus, out of appreciation for
a small courtesy . . . We have
enjoyed the beautiful blooms
immensely. ? we thank our
friends for their kindness . . .
Flowers for the living bring
great joy. but those placed upon
the coffin can cast no fragrance
back along the weary way. . .
Thank you againl . . .
? ? ?
stage "Arsenic and Old Lace"
before jammed auditorium, and
the entertainment was strictly of
the "up-town" variety. . . The
performances were of uniformly
high quality, and it would be dif
ficult to single out individual
actors for special commendation
. . . might do others an uninten
tional injustice . . . Anyway the
students worked three or four
hours every day for weeks to
bring the other students and the
people of the community, a most
enjoyable stage performance. We
are grateful to them for provid
ing such a pleasant evening . . .
but really would feel better
about the whole thing, if we had
paid an admission . . . Others in
the town would be glad to lay
down the coin to provide a bit
of income for the players or for
their dramatic organization.
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LIKEWISE, think th* towns
people should be required to
lar a bit of cash on the line for
the lyceum course, which 1?
provided, as Is the case else
where. from a portion of the
? iiBlwti' fees ... We have en
joyed being their guests on
these many occasions, but think
we should kick in just a little
. . . Perhaps the collegian ?
have a number of projects,
which can't come under ad
ministrative expenses, but
which need a little financial
FULLER SAMS; ownei? of the
Appalachian Theatre and a num
ber of other playhouses in vari
ous sections of the State, drops
(Continued on page 4)
The Hon. Earl Lloyd George. ton
of the late David Moyd Georye.
England i fanned prime minister
in the first world war. arrives in
York from Europe aboard
the S. S. New Amsterdam.
Teachers' Program Sponsor
ed by Health Dept;
Tfie local unit of the North
Carolina Education Association
will meet Friday February 27th,
at 2 o'clock in th high school
The program, sponsored by the
health department, will feature a
?Urn produced by the Public
health service in North Carolina
and all the characters are resi
dents of the State. The title of
the film is "Mr. Williams Wake
Dr. D. J. Whltfcner, leadership
training chairman of the Wa
tauga District, Boy Scouts of
America, announced plans are
now being formulated for a
University for training Scouters
and prospective Scouters in the
operation of the Scouting pro
gram. These training sessions are
to begin March 7. ?
Three training courses will be
1. Basic Scout Leaders
The immediate objective of
this course is to train adult
leaders to train their junior
leaders to share in planning and
conducting their activities, judg
ing the results and revising their
program in the light of their ex
perience. The ultimate objective
is to produce selfreliant, socially
minded, resourceful citizens. The
Scout Troop Program is not man
dominated, nor is it the work of
a boy gang running wild. It is a
cooperative enterprise of boy
groups ? activity under adult
Instructional methods include
reading in the handbook, discus
sions, demonstrations, dramatiza
tions, the play way of teaching,
and projects for individuals and
2. Advanced Scout Leaders
The purpose of this course is
to give experienced leaders who
have had the above training an
advanced program of study in
the methods and principles of
leadership which wijl enable
them to go on their own inde
finitely and do good scouting.
This course will be of an advanc
ed nature and will include dis
cussions and projects on boy na
ture, membership, individual
studies on troop observations,
problem evaluations and analy
sis, leadership problems and re
lationships, and ways and means
of achieving the aims and ob
jectives of scouting.
3. Explorer Leaders' Training
- The major aims of tfiis course
a. To 'reveal to explorer lead
ers a multitude of program pos
b. To teach the fundamental
principles of sound leadership of
c. To acquaint course members
with "Adventure for Senior
Scouts," by means of studying
d. To provide opportunities for
explorer leaders to meet with
others and exchange ideas.
Certificates will be presented
to all members who complete the
training specified by the train
New bizonal bank will start
operations March 1.
IS SLATED FOR
, ? - . ?
Gordon Nash and Appalach
ian High School Band Will
Appear in Concert on Oc
sion of Tenth Anniversary
Of Band; The Program.
The Appalachian High School
band in celebrating its tenth an
niversary will present a concert
in the high school auditorium on
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
Prior to the concert Miss Kel
ley and the home economics stud
ents are serving a dinner for the
benefit of the band. Everyone is
cordially invited to both the sup
per and the concert. There is no
admission charge to the concert.
The program for the concert is
March "Invercargill" by Lith
gow; "Coronation" by Shornicka;
"Bravada" by Curzou; "Bells Ac
ross the Meadows" by K.etelby;
"In a Chinese Temple Garden,"
by Ketelby; "Morning, Noon and
Night In Vienna" by vonSuppe;
Overture to the "Barber of Se
ville" by Rossini; "The Highland
er" March by Nash.
W. B. York, Jr. will play a clar
inet solo, "Autumn Caprice" by
Johnson, and Harry Farthing will
play a baritone solo, "Jupiter" by
Atlantic City, N. J., February
|22. ? In what was acclaimed to
day as a milestone in the history
of American education, the three
leading national teacher organi
zations begain functioning as a
single unified, unified organiza
tion to be known as the Ameri
can Association of Colleges for
Among the 260 colleges and un
iversities affected by the merger
is the Appalachian State Teach
ers Cdllege of Boone, N. C., which
is represented in the new Associa
tion by Dr. B. B. Dougherty, the
President of the institution.
Officials estimated that 75 per
ccnt of all teachers entering the
profession will be preperedxby
colleges in the new association
which will expand services for
merly . carried on by the Ameri
jan Association of Teachers Col
leges, the national Association of
Colleges and Departments of Ed
ucation, and the National Asso
ciation of Teacher Education In
titutions in Metropolitan Dis
The new organization, which
will operate as a department of
the National Education Associa-'
tion, will be headed by Dr. Wal
ter E. Hager, president of Wil
son Teachers College. Washing
ton. D. C. The newly-elected vice
president of the united organiza
tion is Dr. William S. Taylor, the
Dean of the College of Education
University of Kentcuky.
"This merger of all the nation
organizations of institutions
whose primary interest is in tea
cher education is another impor
tant step in the improvement of
the education profession," Dr.
George W. Diemer, president of
Central Missouri State College,
Warrensburg^leclared. "These in
stitutions will now have an ov
er-all national organization in
which they can work together."
New standards are to be initia
ted for the preparation of teach
ers, Dr. Diemer, who was presi
dent during the past year of the
American Association of Teach
ers Colleges, emphasized.
Last Rites Are Held
For Floyd McNeil
Mr. Floyd McNeil, 70, of the
Rutherwood community died
Thursday morning at the . Wa
tauga hospital following a weeks
Funeral services were con
ducted at the Rutherwood Baptist
Church Saturday at 1:00 p. m. by
Rev. W. D. Ashely and Rev.
Moretz and interment was in the
Surviving are the wife Mrs.
Violene Winkler Mritfeil and one
daughter, Malissie mcNeil. Two
brothers, Bymun and Ithel Mc
Neil of Jones boro, Tenn. Three
sister, Mrs. Fannie Watson of
West Jefferson, Mrs. L. F. Greene
and Mrs. Sallie Ford of Jones
Turkey production in 1M8
will be another profitable year
for thoee fanners using efficient
LOCAL BAND IN TENTH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Gordon Naih's Appalachian High School Band, which will appear in concert Thursday availing at
( o'clock at the high school auditorium on the occasion of tha tenth anniversary of It* founding.
The picture was lalcan some time ago when the band was on parade through the town.
Seniors Finish Work on Ba
chelor's Degree; To Get
Boone ? ? Fourteen seniors at
Appalachian State Teachers col
lege will have completed all
necessary work for bachelor o f
science degrees by Feb. 27, the
end of the winter quarter. These
students will be available for
(.oaitions immediately, but will
not receive degrees officially un
til formal graduation exercises
are held at the end of the spring
have been taken by all the pro
spective graduates in their major
fields. This is one requirement of
graduation at Appalachian.
Of the 14 seniors, only one is
a grammar grade major. The
others are high school majors,
being fairly evenly divided
among the fieldp of physical edu
cation. history, mathematics,
English, home economics, busi
ness education, and science.
Following is a list of the pros
pective graduates classified as to
their majors: physical education
and history, C. W. Aldridge,
Boone; Julian Holbrook, Char
lotte. Mathematics and physical
education, Tom Beach, Boone;
Lewis Burcham, Elkin, Science
and social sciences, J. M. Panetti,
Grammar grade, Glenn Bur
nette, English. Home economics
and science, Alene Bowen, Ger
manton Business' education and
history, Wanda Chaney, Monroe;
Cleo White, Statesville. Mathe
matics and science, Margaret
Ferguson, Clyde; William D.
Robertson, Boone. Science and
physical education, Verlin Hut
chinson. Boone. English and
history, Richard Pierce, Moores
ville; Mary Louise Young, Celo.
Tourney to Start
The Appalachian High Schoal
Athletic Association basketball
tournament will get under way
at the college gymnasium Wed
hesday * March 3, and continue
through March 3. The following
high schools have entered both
boys' and girls' teams:
Watauga county: Appalachian
High School, Bethel, Blowing
Rock, Cove Creek.
Avery county: Elkland, Fleet
wood. West Jefferson. Jefferson,
Nathans Creek. Virginia-Caroli
na, Riverview, Healing Springs.
The first games will be played
Wednesday at 1:00 when the W.
Jefferson boys open with Beth
el; at 2:00 the Virginia-Carolina
girls meet the Bethel girls. ^
The following officials have
been selected for the tournament:
Asa Reese. Barney Oldfield, John
Bingham. Lott Maybe rry, John
ny Hollar and Melvin Ruggleft
Awards will be made to both
boys and girls first and second
place teams. A gold basketball is
to be awarded ta all-tournament
teams. A sportsmanship trophy
will be awarded by the StaUlngi
Tewfik Abdul Huda Pasha. pre
mier of Tramjordsn. is shewn as
't arrived at the London airport
or a ranting with Foreign Sec
retary Bavin. Bwrin had begun
talks with Areb leaders on Mid
dle East problems.
Local Dance Club
The Modern Dance Club of
Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege last week erected a mile
stone to cultural achievement in
the college Physical Education
program by presenting two com
plete modern dance creations be
fore the entire convention of the
Southern District Association for
Health, Physical Education, and
Recreation, held at Birmingham,
Hailed by Dr. Jay B. Nash,
nationally known figure in the!
Physical Education and Health
field, as one of the finest demon
strations ever viewed, the group is
one of the few in the entire South
that boasts male members on its
roll. The male members of the
group are Johnny Albea, Wins
ton-Salera; Tom Webb, Florence,
S. C.; Britt Steelman, Wilkes
boro; Karl Fleming, Wilson; Bill
Halstead, Pennington Gap, Va.
The female members of the
group are, Mary Mills, Greens
boro; Mary Katherine Wilson,
Boone; Anne Graham, Concord;
Grace Hollifield, Bostic; Martha
Ann Voss, Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Joy Kirchner, of the
Physical Education Department,
is the sponsor and director of the
App Maimen To
Meet Tough Foes
The strong University of Chat
tanooga wrestling team comes
here Saturday where at 8 o'clock
It will meet Red Watklns' mat
mci^n the college gymnasium.
The Chattanooga group is one
of the strongest teams in the con
Monday evening at 8 V. P. I.
meets Appalachian here. The
Virginia team is a powerful ag
g&feation and has already down
ed Carolina in the Southern con
^ Cigarettes accounted for near
79 p?r cent of all tobacco used
1943-47 compared with around
I per cent in 1939-39.
Missouri Congressman Speaks
At Lincoln Day Dinner
Winston-Salem, February 22.?
Comparing the European aid pro
gram to WPA, Representative
Dewey Short of Missouri told
North Carolina Republicans last
night that the United States need
ed assurance, that the funds sent
abroad would not be diverted to
uses injurious to this nation.
"If we are actually going to
feed and clothe the world," he
said in an address at the Lincoln
Day Dinner, "we must have as
surance that our aid will not be
diverted into dangerous channels,
will not be diverted by the Russ
ians. as it was under UNRRA and
sent to Russia's satellite nations
as coming from her."
The speaker was introduced by
Col. Charles R. Jonas of Lincoln
ton as "one of the fightenest Re
publicans in Congress."
Representative Short attributed
the nation's greatness to its
Christianity, its Republican form
I )f government, and its funda
mental economic philosophy of
"competition in a system of free
"America is the only country
left on the face of the earth,
where a man can live a decent
life and where his virtues and
merits will be recognized no mat
er what his position is," he said
"It is to the everlasting credit of
Washington and Lincoln that they
tri^l to pull up one-third with
out trying to pull down the two
He said that the Republican
Congress had reduced the num
ber of Federal employees from
three and one-half million to two
million, and added, "We haven't
saved so much money because
there are still some people in
Washington who believe in giv
ing money away."
AAA Office to
Have 5-Day Week
Due to a change in the policy
for a five-day work week for
county agricultural conservation
employees, the county AAA com
mittee has received authorization
from the Washington office for
the county AAA office to close
every Saturday beginning March
Daily hours thereafter, Monday
through Friday, will be 8:00 a.
m. to' 12 noon, 12:30 p. m. to 4:30
Succumbs ajt Age 89
r~ ; _ .
Jonathan Norris, 89 years old,
resident of Boone Route 2, died
there February 24th, after a long
Funeral services were conduct
ed last Thursday at 2 o'clock at
the Meat Camp Baptist Church.
Rev. R. C. Eggers was in charge
of the rites and burial was in
the church cemetery.
Survivors include one daugh
ter, Mrs. Avery W. Greene, of
Boone, and one brother, Milton
Norris. Medford, Oregon.
RED CROSS TO
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)uoU Cor Watauga County b
Set at $1886.09; Dr. W. G.
Bond is Named Chairman
For Town of Boone; Names
Of Canvassers Released.
Plans have been completed for
launching the annual Red Cross
campaign on March 1, for funds
with which to carry on the work
of the local and the National Red
Cross. The 1948 quota Tor Watau
ga County is set at $1886.00.
Dr. W. G. Bond has been nam
ed chairman for the town of
Bo?ne, and in announcing the
names of the canvassers, he is
sues the following statement:
"Continuing a precedent set up
through the years in Boone, vol
unteers have graciously accented
the task of canvassing the town
in the interest of the annual Red
Cross Roll Call. The canvassers
will complete their work during
the period March lst-6th."
The names of the local workers
Mr*. Thelma Dent.- Town Hall; Mrs.
Paul A. Coffey. Kinf and Green St.;
Mrs. Bess Crawford. Donald Thomp
?on, Boone Elementary School; Guy
Hunt. Hunt's Department Store; Dr.
C. H. Mock. Carolina Pharmacy; A. C.
Price. Daniel Boone Hotel; Mr*. R. D
Hodges. Jr.. County Building; John
Wellborn. College Cafeteria; C. C.
Wilcox, Wilcox Drug; Mrs Floyd
Hagaman, Pine and Oak St.; Mr*.
Lionel Wataon, Howard St.; Mrs. Fred
Grass, Harold Qulncy, Appalachian
High School; Mr*. Jack Storle, Muffter
field: Paul Walah. Winkler Motor Co.;
Mr*. W. W. Chaster. Grand Blvd.; W.
W. Chester, Belles; Dr. O. K. Moose.
Boone Drug; Alfred Adam*. Bank
building; J. Edgar Brown. Post Office:
Georgia Ayers. Colvard's; G. D. Har
nett. Barnett Motor: S. G. Tugman.
Watauga Hardware: Mrs. L. D. Haga
man. Cherry Park; J. W Beach, Appa
lachian Theater; Fred Gragg, Court
House: Mrs. Wiley Smith, Faculty St.:
Clyde R. Greene. Farmer* Hardware
St Supply Co.: Lloyd Isaacs, Depot St.
(business); Mrs. Carl Day, Depot ttt..
(residents) E. Ford King, State High
way; Mr*. Ned Norrts, Water St.; Mr*
Ralph Greer. Stanberry Circle; Jack
Hodges. Green Height*; Mrs. James
Marsh. Blowing Rock Rd.; Mis* Mild
red Templeton, Blowing Rock Rd.;
Wade Brown, . Bnslsin houses.
The following information re
garding fishing on the Blue Ridge
Parkway area have been released
by Mr. Sam P. Weams, parkway
The open season for fishing in
streams within the boundaries of
the Parkway shall be the same
as that prescribed for the State
within which the stream lies.
Fishing is permitted only be
tween sunrise and sunset of the
The legal length of all fish and
the daily catch or creel limit, of
such fish shall be in conformance
with the laws of the State with
in which the fish are caught.
No special licensc or permit is
required, but all fishermen must
possess necessary State or Coun
ty licenses required for the area
in which the stream is located.
The possession of live or dead
minnows, chubs, or other bait
fish, or the use thereof as bait, is
prohibited. The digging of worms
for bait within the Parkway is
Police To War
On Stray Dogs
Chief of police Verne Greene
says that something must be done
about the' packs of stray dogs
which are dailyy wandering over
the community, and respectfully
asks that owners of canines here
keep their pets on their own pre
mises, or they will be destroyed.
A number of complaints have
reached the department as to tte
depredations of these wandering
dogs, and Chief Greene says he
expects to remedy the situation.
? To Aid Rett
monthly Union Service on
next Sunday the 2?th, will be for
the benefit of the overseas cloth
A movie, "This Road We Walk"
will be shown, and a special of
fering taken for shipping the
clothing collected last Friday
The service will be held at the
Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p
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