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VOL. LXI, NO. 10. BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1948.
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JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COM
MERCE, with the cooperation of|
Mr. Ivy Wilson, and others, ren
dered a public service in giving
the city dump a good spraying of
DDT, thus at least temporarily
ridding the town of its worst fly
hatchery, and contributing to the
health and well-being of the com
munity. . . . The local Jaycees are
atert young men, and may be ex
pected to accomplish a good many
things while their elders are do
ing the talking . . . Lenoir takes
the honors over Wilkesboro in the
first grid game of the season in
the college stadium . . . local en
thusiasts turn out en masse to see
the two high school teams handle
the pigskin ... if anything the
encounter was more colorful and
fiercer than the usual varsity
tangle . . . our good friend Troy
Norris tells of the big fish that
didn't get away . . . W. H. Cjagg
hands out campaign pictures . . J
Prof. Will Winkler announces for
the State Senate on the Republi
can ticket, and H. O. Aldrige. the
chairman of the board of com
missioners says he will not seek
his party's nomination at the con
vention Saturday. . . . Local man
gets a letter from Wallace Head
quarters in Durham and cusses
everybody from Joe Stalin to Ma
ry Price . . . Just about the time
everybody gets lined up to a de
gree of peace and harmony
long comes an election.
? ? ?
W. H. SMITH, local amateur
photographer, who alio makes
a hobby of recording
the antics of Boone weather
organised a "butterfly club" in
bis neighborhood to take the at
tention of the kiddies, who had
to be kept off the streets due to
polio's presence . . armed with
long-handled nets, the kiddies
hare captured dosens of differ
ent varieties of butterflies, and
have them catalogued, with the
name of each spaces . . . The
such a flood Hate at |
tbla ami pastime are Lyae
Maddux. Katan Parker. Babble
Watkins. Randolph Maddux.
F rankle n? Itlm Sieve Ham
'iltpn. Ford King.
? ? ?
FARMER talks of the advanta
ges of A* AAA program, one of
the meat popular reforms o'f the
Rooseveltian era, in this territory
. . . says where lime and phos
phate have attached the hills, two
ears of com are growing where
one grew before . . . and that two
steers are now fattening where
one was hard-pushed for a live
lihood in the old days . . . ano
ther farmer says he doesn't be
lieve in the program . . County
Agent Tuckwiller giving us a lot
of information on the various
types of hybird corn being
grown . . farmers talk of unsteady
beef prices as hot weather cuts
grass short and sends the bovines
to market ahead of time . . tobac
co chewer takes long-range squirt
at pop-bottle cap and hits it right
on the button . . . Woman with
draws from the main avenue to
pin a fresh clout on healthy look
ing babe . . . Dr. Gresham says
hello to friends along the street,
following a western tour . . . The
Moultrie, Ga., minister fills the
pulpit at the Baptist church on
Sunday morning . . . youngsters
start another trek to the office of
the draft board, during the war's
intermission . . . bottle tossed
from speeding car rolls unbroken
on the pavement . . cyclist
weaves back and forth among the
folks on sidewalk, frightening pe
destrians . . . 'fore we had pave
ment we had a law against this
practice . . . man alleged to have
stood at one spot so long dog mis
took him for telegraph pole . . .
theatre-goer giving round-by
round explanation of the story of
the film . . . lawns take on the
new look as mowers wait for rain
. . reddening apples and yellow
ing "punk ins" herald* the ap
proach of autumn . . . The maple
at, the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
M: Moretz which always colored
in lalfc August, must have been
cjit dofcm . . . the lighted croquet
court at Emory Joines' home . . .
and the daily instructions we give
tourists seeking the best route
over which to detour to Blowing
Rock . . . The way they seem
to appreciate ourtesy would in
dicate they are unaccustomed to
friendliness when making inquir
ies .. . and the man who be
lieves that the world has gone
to the dogs, just 'cause he hap
pen! to be personally unhappy
over some harrowing happening
along tiae way.
JAYCEESMAKE WAR ON FLIES
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Scene taken at the city dump as the Jaycees thoroughly sprayed the premises with a DDT mixture'
five times as strong as ordinary used, in an effort to make the place untenable for house flies.
Shown left to right, are. Lawrence Wilson, of Wilson's Feed Store, who loaned the spraying equip
ment and aided In the work; Joe Michael, of the Southern Agricultural Insecticides, who gave the
chemicals for the project; Cecil Farthing. R. D. Hodges. Perry Greene. Jaycee President; Fred M.
Gragg. Roger Wilson assisted, but was not in picture. ? Photo By Blair.
WEE BOONE GiRL I
OF PRES I D E N T
Washington ? Olivia Brewer
W thC Uagam! For a second
B^.n MSI^year-?ld ?lrl from
Boone N. C? has refused to
I 8 e hands with President Tru
The first instance .occurred
August 23rd when blTJTa
went to the White House with
r daddy, Kidd Brewer, the ad
ministrative assistant to' Senator1
lina Umstead of N?rth Caro-j
The second time cam. when'
t? N^e^!nd-d chu?* ?t|
Md ^?i,a<*demy i" Annapolis,'
found, to their surprise;
DinI Pr*id*ll; was worship -
ping there, too. He had stopped
Jlli^SS0"' durin* * CTUi,e on
Olivia was dressed in the same
blue-and- white frock she had
worn at the White House. On the
front, was a white heart design
trimmed in blue, and on the
jback, a little bustle.
drp^a TrUTan Spied the familial
dress as he walked down the
bin* ieave the church. Step
ping aside from his party and
shakp^'h tried onee more to
shake hands with the brown
fused1 h"'e ?lrl" But she still re
fused. Mr. Truman laughed at
his second rebuff and lent on
Olivia s parents didn't * think
it quite so funny. They asked
grZ ^ She Would^
greet the President. On the first
s?hTSdid?f e,ha* 3SSUred ^em
she didnt intend to vote for
Dewey, or Wallace, or Thur
H?r candldate for
''resident was "my Mama."
sh^f.H mM\ Brewer reP^ted,
she told him he would be .an ac
ceptable Pres.dent, too.
Olivia is going to enter a
school in Washington. "If she
isnt investigated in the loyalty!
probe her mother sa.d today, j
I hope the President can win
her over somehow." Mrs. Brew
southe"^ 3he'S 3 StUbborn
Is Lifted Here
I^n n w department, and Dr.
o?"cef i, fTan> actin* heaIth
the 0Pinion that the
areaeTnd ^\8Pem it8elf in tlM?
5?, : and ^iat it IS now safp f<Cr
? l? Mlow their "*"1 ac
stat^Tol? t?f*y' Dr Hagaman,
?T tfL rhtl/i'0 iUry c'u?rantine
?? 'he children is removed, and
the kiddies who have yielded to
e ,ve movement al
most 100 per cent, may now move
th^h' "ukT"*1 fash'?n. so far as
the health department is concern
The one new case, Pearl Potter
m a ^'dent of the
North Fork section, has been tak
en to the Asheville Orthopaedic
Home for treatment. The total for
the county now stands at ten cas
es. with one fatality resulting.
Test pilot leaps to safety be
fore Thunder Jet disintegrates.
Sentenced 12-15 Years
For Attempted Assault
Former Wataugan Convicted On Two Charges of Attempt
To Commit Assault on Daughter of 14, in Caldwell Super
i6r Court; Abnormal Physical Condition Blamed by Judge
Spencer Henderson, native Wataugan, was sentenced to
a term of 12 to 15 years in Caldwell Superior Court last
Thursday afternoon, following conviction on two cases of
attempting to commit an assault on his 14 year old daughter.
Roy Wilson Is
Taken By Death
Roy Wilson, 68 years old, wide
ly known in this section, where
he was a leader in the political
life of the county tor more than
a quarter of a century, died at
the home at Trade. Tenn., Wed
nesday of last week, following a
long period of declining health.
Mr. Wilson was reared In the
Zionville section of Watauga
county, where he lived until re
cently. He was for more than
twenty years Chairman of the
Democratic executive committe of
Watauga, county, and devoted a
major portion of his time to par
ty affairs. He engaged in agri
cultural pursuits and once serv
ed as postmaster at Zionville. and
|was R. F. D. mail carrier there
or a short period.
I Funeral services were conduct
ed at the Trade Methodist church
with Rev. Ray Stewart and Rev.
R. C. Eggers officiating. Burial
was in the church cemetery, with
Reins-Sturdivant being in charge
of the details.
The widow, Mrs. Callie G. Wil
son survives, with three brothers
and two sisters: John Wilson, of
Granite Falls; Patrick Wilson of
South Dakota; Roby Wilson, of
Zionville; Mrs. J. S. Flannery of
Zionville and Mrs William Combs
who lives in the state of Wash
$10,000,000,000 in war recon
struction aid given outside U. S.
Jvidge J. Will Pless, Jr., of Ma
rion, in passing sentence, express
ed the opinion that Henderson
suffers from "abnormal sexual
strength," and Mid some day the
State may establish hospitals, for
treatment of persons with such
condition. - ??
"This is one of the worst cases
I have ever heard of," the jurist
added. He said he was passing a
sentence of sufficient duration to
"protect the six-year-old daugh
ter" of the defendant.
| In a second case of attempted
assault on the girl, Henderson was
given an identical sentence, with
the provision that the terms run
Henderson, 44, livestock dealer
of the Upton section, was charged
in two warrants with attempting
to committ an assault upon his
The jury returned a verdict of
guilty in both# indictments, afterj
deliberating for 27 minutes.
The daughter was the chief wit-i
ness for the State and Henderson'
took the stand in his own behalf.!
Henderson was represented by
Attorney G. W. Klutz. Solicitor|
James C. Farthing was aided in
the prosecution by Attorney Max]
JOHNSON COUNTY SINOING
The Johnson county singing j
convention will meet in Moun
tain City, Tenn.. Sunday, Sept.
5th at 10:00 a. m. All groups of
Gospel singers are invited to at
tend and take part in the con
Good Friends and Good Citizens
From Saplatnbar IS through Nertmbw 90. mora than
btlwNB lb* ago* of Mrm and ilghtew, m w
n?ighb<*?." to Mhar girls acroaa tha omti, Thar
than to ihut tha tun and CrlaodaUp a* tha
gram by joining tha oiftaiuliaa'i
Horlaan clabbara, i
ttont to aacapa tha
tiistory is Made as Harold D.
Qutncev Gets the First Mas
ter's Degree to Be Confer
red by Appalachian; 76 Are
Graduated; Dr. Smith Is the
History was made at Appala
:hian State Teachers college on
rhursday night, in the opinion
)f President B. B. Dougherty,
when Harold C. Quincy of the
Demonstration School faculty re
vived the first master's degree
;ver conferred by the institution.
Fie receieved the master of arts
degree in education. It is the
hope of the college administra
tion that Appalachian will be
come a regional center for sum
mer graduate and undergradu
Of the seventy-six graduates,
twelve graduated with honors.
Magna cum laude rating went to
Rogers Whitener of Spindale,
Margaret Jones Hopkins of
Beaufort, and Laura L. Brown of
Charleston, S. C. Cum laude
graduates were Earley Lee Til
ley of Mt. Airy, Mary Hamilton
of Asheville, Wilmoth Herron of
Plant City, Fla., Edith Daves
Satterwhite of Morganton, Lu
cille Harris of Elon College, M.
Katherine Harris of Troy, S. C.,
Lena Spencer McCarley of Val
dese, and Elizabeth and Grace
Riley of Charleston, S. C.
Dr. Ellison M. Smith of the
South Carolina department of
educatipn at Columbia made the
commencement address. Spekk
ing on the subject "Education
could save demoracy", Dr. Smith
said that in our efforts to make
education universal we have
stressed the more-education idea,
rather than a way-of-life-educa
tion idea. "We are strong for
schooling", he said, "but very
vague as to what the school
should do." He said that there
ate so many pseudo-purposes of
education in America today .that
education is primarily purpose
less. In a world of conflicting
ideologies, Dr. Smith told his
audience that building a great
democracy and clarifying ideo
logies is the work of education,
of school teachers and professors.
Of the three major ideologies
Facing the world today ? fascism,
communism, and democracy ?
Dr. Smith said that democracy
is by far the vaguest and most
intangible one. It is the ideology
most likely to be misunderstood
by the people of other nations,
long accustomed to having their
way of life blueprinted for them.
Democracy, he said, is the least
practiced by its followers of all
the ideologies. In America we
have only "followed the gleam."
?We have taught democracy
much, but we have practiced it
(Continued on page 3)
To Open Friday
me motor vehicle inspection
lane will open at the former lo
cation near the Boone Demon
stration school on September 3,
and remain open for the inspec
tion of motor vehicles under the
IState law until September 11.
Roy Phillips, supervisor of the
Boone lane, says that due to the
congestion experienced at the lane
it will be open on Labor Day.
Mr. Phillips, in urging all mo
torists to comply with the law,
?sks that the folloing excerpts
therefrom be published:
1. All motor vehicles of year
models up to and including the
year model 1936, and motor vehi
cles of the year models 1947 and
1948 shall be inspected on or be
fore August 31, 1948.
2. A11 motor vehicles of the
year models 1937 and 1946 shall
be inspected on or before Septem
ber 30. 1948.
3. All motor vehicles of the
year models 1938, 1039, 1943, 1944
1945 shall be inspected on or be
fore October 31, 1948.
4. All motor vehicles of the
year models 1940 and 1942 shall
be inspected on or before Novem
ber 30, 1948.
3. All motor vehicles of the
year model 1941 and 1949 shall be
inspected on or before December
In cases where cars do not car
ry the blue windshield sticker aft
expiration dates mentioned, ar
rests will be made and the of
carried into court, Mr.
Is Now In Progress
All Youths Between Ages of 18 and 26 Must Register To
Bolster Nation's Defense Forces; War-Time Draft Board
Again Serves Here; The Registration Schedule Given.
Registration under the selective service act of 1948, began
Monday, and the task of setting in motion the peace-time
draft of local manpower, was assigned to those who con
stituted the war-time draft board here: Messrs V. C. Howell,
J. E. Clay and D. -B. Bingham.
5 FROM 1 FAMILY
AT SAME TIME
Mr. I. J. Bingham, of Boone,
v eteran schoolmaster, and a lead
er in the clause of education in
this area, had the unique and
satisfying experience of seeing
five members of his family re
ceive college degrees at the same
time last week.
Of a family of eight sons and
daughters seven of them already
have degrees, a son-in-law and
daughter-in-law are college grad
ates. and the remaining daughter
enters Appalachian this fall.
The most recent graduates are:
Ira Bingham, who plans to follow
engineering pursuits; Miss Viola
Bingham, who is to teach at Bur
lington; Miss Flo Bingham, who
has a civil service position in
Washington, all of whom receiv
ed degrees at Appalachian last
Thursday. Mrs. Beatrice Amende
la and her husband, Joe Amen
dela, received Master's Degrees at
the University of North Carolina
this summer. They are residents
of Wattsburg, Pa., where she
teaches and where her husband
is employed by an electrical
Of the other children, Miss
Virginia Bingham teaches in a
school of culture in Washington;
Miss Bonnie Bingham is at home
pending the opening of Appalach
ian College this fall; Dr. Dewey
Bingham, a dentist, and wife re
side in Knoxville, Tenn.; and
Miss Eddie Bingham teaches in
the State of Montana.
All of the children came home
(or graduation exercises at Ap
palachian last week except Dr.
Rites Are Held
Robert Edwin Hahn, 37, diedj
on August 23rd at a Morganton
hospital, and funeral services were
conducted from the home of the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Hahn
in Boone, August 25. The rites
were conducted by Rev. S. B.
Moss, of the Methodist church and
interment was in the city ceme
In addition to the parents three
sisters survive: Mrs. O. C. Canipe
of Hickory; Mrs.. Richard Brown,
Winston-Salem; Mrs. John Well
born, Boone. A half-brother, Eric
Hahn of Amarillo, Texas, also sur
U. S. refuses visa to "Red
dean" of Canterbury, Dr. John
At a meeting of township lead
ers of the Watauga Farm Bureau,
held Monday evening, initial plans
were laid for an intensive mem-|
berahip campaign, ending Sep-|
tember 25, with a county-wide
meeting, at which time new offi
cers are to be elected and plans
mapped for the Bureau's program
for the coming year.
Clyde R. Greene, Farm Bureau
president, presided at the gath
Mr. Dewitt Barnett was named
chairman of the regular member
ship campaign and Mr. W. A.
Smith, chairman of the associate
During ike campaign report
meeting* or workers will be held
each Saturday at 3, at the county
agent's office. The membership
quota has been set at 42ft.
George Farthing, field repre
sentative of the North Carolina
[Farm Bureau Federation, spoke
|at the m? ting and gave some
ite te the history of the
organisation in the nation,
how the Farm Bureau has
the the largest fa^ or-^
uovernor Cherry has issued a
proclamation the procedure for
^registration under the draft act,
[which requires the registration
for possible military duty of all
youths between the ages of 18
and 26. ?
Monday's registration includ
ed persons born in the year 1922
after August 30, 1922.
Persons born in the year 1923
were to be .registered Tuesday,
August 31, or Wednesday, Sep
Those born in the year 1924, on
Thursday, September 2, or Fri
day. September 3.
Those born in 1925, Saturday)
September 4, or Tuesday, Sep
Those born in 1926, Wednesday
September 8, or Thursday, Sep
Those born in. 1927, Friday, Sep
tember 10, or Saturday, Septem
Those born in 1928, Monday,
September 13, or Tuesday, Sep
Those born in 1929, Wednesday,
September 15, or Thursday, Sep
Those born in 1930 before Sep
tember 19, shall be registered on
Friday, September 17, or Satur
day September 18.
Those born on or after Septem
ber 19, 1930, shall be registered on
the day they become 18 or within
five days thereafter.
Only those youths in the 18
through-25 age group who are at
present in the armed forces, o.'
who are members of a reserve
component on extended active
duty, are exempt from registra
tion. ? ?"
Answering a question which is
being often asked, local board
members stated that registration
in 1946 and 1M7 under the act at
1940, has no effect on the present
draft. Regardless of former reg
istrations. it is explained, all
males between the ages of 18 and
26 are now required to register.
The Democrats of Watauga will
[meet in convention Saturday Sep
tember 11 at 2 o'clock, for the
[purpose of naming candidates for
county office, it is revealed today
in the official convention call pub
lished by W. R. Winkler, chairman
of the Democratic executive com
mittee of Watauga county.
Precinct meetings are to be held
in the different townships Friday
September 10, at 2 p'clock, for
the purpose of naming delegates
to the county convention.
At the convention, it is stated,
candidates will be selected for
the State senate, House of Repre
sentatives, the three places on
the board of county commission
ers, register of deeds, surveyor
ganization in the United States,
with units in 45 states, and is now
recofenized in the legislative halls
as the leading voice of agricul
He said that the Farm Bureau
is primarily responsible for the
enactment of the far-reaching
farm legislation of the pttt IS
Mr. Farthing stated that the
Farm Bureau has worked since
1920 to secure adequate appro
priations for the various agricul
tural agencies which have been
estiblished to serve the people
The speaker stated, that during
the last searfon of Congress the
Bureau led the battle for a per
manent price support program for
all agricultural commoditiai, and
came out victorious.
Mr. Farthing concluded his ad
drr <s with the statement that the
many benefits which farmers ai
heady have received and will con
tinue to receivg through the pro
grama made possible by the Farm
Bureau certainly merit the mem
bership of- every farmer in Wa
tauga county, as well as in the
nation as a whole.