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VOL. LXI, NO. 18.
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BOONE. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1948.
An Independent Weekly Newspaper ? Established in the Year 1888
FEASTING down at the High
School on a plate of chicken and
dumplings, with appropriate fix
in'a, prepared by the P.-T. A. in
an effort to supplement the lunch
room program . . . large gather
ing of patrons of the school gath
er for the excellent food . . . .
Principals Herbert Wey, and John
Howell, aided by Dr. Lee Rey
nolds, and Rev. Mr. Troutman,
doing a good job of 'waiting table'
and keeping up a lively conversa
tion with the diners. . . . Lunch
room having a hard time keeping
out of the red, since the last Con
greas nipped off a good slice of
Federal grant for maintaining the
health of the children . . . Prof.
Howell says red figures show on
the sheet ever so often, and that
dinners and other functions are
being held in an effort to hold
down the price of the lunch room
meals, so that the greatest possi
ble number of children may ben
efit from warm food at noon . . .
Thinks nourishing food goes hand
in hand with mental development
to say nothing of physical well
being . . . Last year it was found
by periodically checking two
groups of children, 50 in each,
that those who patronized the
lunch rooms gained three pounds
each In weight, while those who
ate cold sandwiches gained one
paand . . . Scholastic achievement
was usually found to be greater
among those who partook of the
lunch room meals . . . Economy
affected at the expense of the
health of the children of the land
is not smiled upon by the tax
? ? ?
THE DAY OF THE BALLOT
?G draws nigh, and there are
hop* that an apathetic cam
paign may yet bring out the vo
ters . . . Folks In Boone have
been particularly lax In gelling
around to the ballot box. and
il is to be hoped that this tfana
interest will be stimulated to
DM extent that there will be a
tall vote both here and else
where, so that there be no mis
take when the results are hail
ed as the will of the people . .
Should be easy enough to make
iV one's mind to the importance
etf voting, easy too. to figure
tmt how to vote . I . The record
af both parties in the nation can
ha learned through the ordinary
Aannels of information . . . The ,
candidates have shouted their
beliefs from all the whistle stops
aa well as from the big-town
stages . . . The Stale situation
ie closer, and should be better
known, while the folks on Ihe
county ballots are neiqhbors and
friends . . , We can do our rea
soning there from first hand . .
Anyway, it isn't so much the
?latter of for whom to vole . ,
the point is. VOTE . . . vote for
somebody or something, and
have a part in your govern -
?sent . . . Those who don't mark
a ballot, should hold their peace
oome what may.
MERCHANTS meet In the in
terest of thfe local tobacco ware
house and make tentative plans
for inagurating radio proeram
to boost sales on the local floors
. . . good crop of burley report
ed in the area ... In the midst
of election confusion, a birthday
at the same time, and trying to
hit the ball in the back shop of
the Democrat . . reminded that
Christmas is not far away . Shop
ping lists are being made, and
ooe down payment planked down
on Yu1etid% budget . . . Voter
complaining about letter from
church officials sent in the inter
est of candidate of their faith and
political party . . . Mrs. Reece,
the former Mrs. Addie Little, an
old neighbor and friend of ours,
is taken away . . . We shall re
member the pleasant associations
witty this cultured little ladv of
?the old South, and her uniform
kindness and consideration for us
during the many long years over
which our friendship spread . ..
colored residents of the town reg
ister for participation In election
for the first ti/ne in generation .
Many of them can qualify under
the law . . . Their votes probably
would never be the balance of
power in a local election, but
officials uncomplainingly give
them the right to participate . . .
it is likely that their voting will
be accomplished without incident
in this locality, where there has
been no race problem ... if hard
feelings result, those who promot
ed 'the registration wil have ren
dered the race a distinct disser
vice . . .A greater problem is the
sad fact that normally a balance
of power in the county sell their
voles to the high bidder ... A
apMnter in the heel of democracy!
TO SPEAK AT LOCAL RALLY
W. Karr Scott, left. Democratic candidate for Gorernor, and Co*n
greuman R. L. Doughton, who will tpoak at a county-wid* rally
at th? courthouse Saturday, in the final local ipaaking of the
currant political campaign.
For Gridiron Crown
After preaching ? itrmon bued
on4bs,?arahl? of thi talents. the
R?t. Jmk Williams Still of K>w
York. above. projected his words
into deeds by handing out five
dollar bills to one hundred aston
ished worshippers. He told them
to bring back on Palm Sunday
whatever the talent symbol had
earned by the end of that six
Over High Point
Appalachian State's Mountain
eers. with their sights trained on
?he North State conference
championship. crushed High
Point college under a surprising
40-14 score Saturday night.
Bill ' Cross broke away for a
32-yard scoring run early in the
first per^pd to start the Moun
taineers rolling. Herman Bryson
intercepted Von Drehle's pass
and ran 55 yards for another
score in the opening quarter.
The Mountaineers marched '3
yards for a second period touch
down, Dub Akin going the last
14 yards through center.
Appalachian covered a High
Point fumble on the Panthers' 20
late in the third period and Walt
Ragan raced to pay dirt on the
Claude Eldridge passed to Her
man Bryson for 09 yards to reach
the one before Dick Watts caught
the fleet Mountaineer back in the
fourth period. On the next play
Bryson punched the line to score.
Whitey Proepst took a 22-yard
scoring pass from Eldridge for
the final touchdown.
Tipton climaxed a 75-yard
drive for High Point by racing
37 yards to score in the fourth
period. On thd last play of the
game Norman Harris intercepted
an Eldridge pass and scampered
25 yards for High Point's second
Left ends ? C as key, Felton,
Left tackles ? B. Griasom, J.
Left guards ? Boyette, Long.
' Centers ? Honeycutt, Bowman,
Right guards ? Alford, Bum
Right tackles ? Lyons, Taylor.
Right ends ? Halstead, Small,
Quarterbacks ? Mills, Eldridge,
Left halfbacks ? Bryson, Mur
dock, Walters, Pro pet O
Right halfbacks ? Cross, Ragan,
Fullbacks ? Akin, Boger, Hun
Farm costs in 1SM9 probably
will be ahbut as high as they are
Greensboro ? For all practical
purposes the North State Con
ference football championship of
1948 reposes in the mountains of
disposed of their last real threat
in resounding fashion Saturday
night by walloping High Point,
40-14, a wholly unexpected mar
Actually, Appalachian must
play two more games on its con
ference schedule and a loss in
either case would be disasterous.
However, the two teams are At
lantic Christian and East Caro
lina and neither has won a con
ference game this year. As a
matter of fact, the pair between
them have been able to manufac
ture only 27 points against con
The Mountaineers take time
out for their first and only non
conference game of the year
against Emory and Henry this
week-end, but then go right back
to finish up with the last two
To Visit Boone
The Methodist Church of
Boone is to have a distinguished
visitor early in November. He is
Bishop Edwin Holt Hughes of
Chevy Chase, Maryland. Bishop
Hughes is the Senior Bishop of
the Methodist Church. Sixty-one
years age he joined a Methodist
conference on trial in the State
of Iowa. He is to celebrate that
occasion on Friday, November 5,
and will come from Iowa to
Boone immediately afterward.
Bishop Hughes is recognized as
one of the outstanding preachers
of this country. Like the general
run of Methodist preachers he
served a number of pastorates.
However, in March 1903 he was
elected president of DePauw
University, Indiana. At the
general conference of 1908 he was
elected Bishop. He was retired In
1940. Since his retirement he has
continued preaching and has been
called back into administrative
service in the church. Most re
cently he served as Bishop of the
Wisconsin area January-August
Bishop Hughes will be in
Boone November 7 th through
November 12th. He will preach
each evening at the Boone Meth
odist Church at seven-thirty
o'clock. These services are open
to the public and all are Invited
Mrs. Harmon is
Taken By Death
Mrs. Lydiann Ervira Harmon,
n. of Beech Creek, died last Fri
day at the home of a son, Mr. V.
Funeral Mrvices were conduct
ed Sunday? fternoon from the
Zion Hill Baptist Church bv Rev.
Ronda Earp, Rev. Dwight Ed mis -
ten, and Rejr. Mr. Allen, and in
toiment *a^!n tlw Harmon fam
Three son* and two daughters
survive: V. C. Harmon, F. R. Har
mon and Dewey Harmon of Beech
Creek; Mrs. Pearl Rom infer, Su
gar Grove; Mrs. Eliza Ward, of
B<-fch Creek. There Is one sister,
Mrs. Sarah James of Valle Cru
Rotary Governor Presents
Charter at Meeting Attend
ed by Rotarians From Nei
ghboring Towns; List af Of
ficers New Club.
The newly-organized Rotary
Club of Boone Friday night was
formally admitted to membership
in Rotary International, the world
wide service organization which
has over 6,500 clubs in some 80
different countries. Delegations
from Clubs in Lenoir, Morganton,
Blowing Rock, Valdese, Mountain
City, West Jefferson were pres
ent to welcome Rotarians of this
city into the fellowship of 320,-1
000 business and professional ex
ecutives throughout the world.
The official Rotary charter was
presented to President Stanley A.
Harris by Everett Bierman, Ro
tary District Governor of Char
lotte, whose address to the Club
outlined the history and purpos
es of the Rotary movement.
"Rotary is a comparatively
young organization," said Mr. Ev
erett Bierman. "The first Rotary
Club was organized in Chicago in
1905. Its basis of membership was
the selection of one man from
each business or profession in the
community, thus establishing the
Club as a cross-section of the
community's business and profes
sional life. After more than 40
years of growth and development
that original plan is still the ba
sis of membership of all Rotary
Clubs throughout the world."
The Rotary Club of Boone, up
on becoming a member of Rotary
International, adopts the general
objectives of the organization,
which relate to the promotion of
fellowship as an opportunity for
service, the practice of high stan
dards in business and profession
al life, the sponsoring of commu
nity-betterment endeavors, and
the advancement of international
understanding, good will and
Officers of the new Club are
Stanley A. Harris, president; Bert
Ellis, Vice-president; Wayne Ri
chardson. secretary. Other charter
members are Rev. Edwin Trout
man, W. H. Gragg. Dave Mast.
Ralph Mast. Glenn Howell. W A.
Smith, L. E. Tuckwiller, Finis
Wagoner, Bill Murray, Dempsey
Wilcox, Charlie Wilcox, Edgar
Brown, George Greene, Lester
Carroll, Dewitt Barnett.
Are Added Here
The Southern Bell Telephone
Company can now install exten
sion telephones on a current
basis, R. T. George, manager of
the company, announced today.
"Mr. George said the announce
ment was being made in response
to many inquiries being receiv
ed by the company regarding the
availability of extension tele
"Orders for main telephone
service are not being held up for
lack of instruments, but for lack
of additional central office equip
ment, cable and other outside
plant facilities," Mr. George said.
"We are making rapid progress
installing main telephones as
these facilities become available.
"Southern Bell is still pushing
forward its program to provide
the additional facilities needed to
furnish every applicant the type
of service he wants, when and
where he wants it.
"Already this year, we have
installed 118 new telephones
here and have added new central
office and outside facilities at a
cost of Important projects
completed or started during the
first six months of 1948 alone in
clude one position of switch
board which gave 130 additional
subscriber lines. Cable haa been
placed to Perkinsville and open
[wire facilities on the State Farm
Rd. Cable and open wire ? h*re
been placed on the Bristol Road
and adjacent roads. Completion
of other necessary phases of this
improvement and expansion pro
gram will be given top priority
in Boone. The installation of ex
tension telephones will not delay
that program in the least, but "in
fact will result in faster, more
improved service by
subscribers with extensions
easier to reach."
Theory of atomic plane M per
cent perfected, Oak Ridge aide
PANAMA'S NEW PRESIDENT
The new president of ih? republic of Panama. Domingo Dial Aro
Mmeni, Is shown. loft, u ho look th* oath of office from the pres
ident of lhe Panama national assembly. ? ? t ?
Dougherty Tells Oi
Progress Of Bank
P ** Croydon airfUld. London
Sports Club Ends
Two Years Work
T, <B? J' Pau' Winkler.)
J he Boone Quarterback Club
uT work"6 Tb:? yearS ?f ~
W?rk- C projects that the
I has sponsored in the last two
years are as follows: They gave a
IbTnn do"at'?n to both the college
rtnn . high school band
donated to the Junim- r ?
Baseball Club, helped buy ^uip"
ment for the Boone High School
to"the B^nhe largCSt cont"butors
Soiram 6 SUmm?r r<*reational
hnJt a.n ? * organization to
for Lin3" h^y bfilding sports
for Boone ,nd Watauga county
JnH Pr,?Cnt memt>ership u 58
from' th #a exceptions all are
hTs ^n ?f B??ne The club
has been very successful in all
enterprises undertaken in athlet
ic events through the fine cood
mTnt0" the college manage
ment and town. In the short time
of two years the club has raised
CSj* - ?'h"
One of the Quarterback spon
ged programs, that is in the
ahu! ^ thC SP8Ce U avai'*
'fam?? U' brinK a nationally
famous square dance team to thel
town in the near (future. This will
involve a large guarantee and a
1? attendance is expected.
bJnerai^ '?5 membe?hiP has
een raised and anyone interes
ted in a better sports program
j "u5 town and county is re
eie? r^tt40 SnZ* pre*ldent Ral
ugh Cot troll and your name will
|be turned over to the membership
(committee for consideration
The. Club extends to Appalach
ian coaches and player, congratu
lations for the great game and
^ry over Catawba College
The new officers for the com
ing year will be:
R-fcigh CottreU, pr^ent;'
Shrake, vice-president* Jl
The bo?rd of directors will be:
Howard Cottrell, Peck Holshous
er. Joe Crawford, Joe Todd, C. K
Foreign shipments of U. S.
motor vehicle* moved upward!
?hgfatly in July, although the
year's total so far is substantially
below that of the same period of
1M7. In July, 356,585 Dasaennw
iwere sold for export.
At a recent meeting of the di
rectors of the Northwestern Bank
held in Hickory, President B. B.
Dougherty told of the growth of
the institution. Excerpts from his
address follow :
"On July 1, 1947, the Northwes
tern Bank began business. The:
chief office was North Wilkes
boro . . . The circle included Spar
ta, Boone, Blowing Rock, Bakers- 1
ville and Burnsvtlle ... In June
1938, Jefferson joined the pros- 1
perous group. In December of the
same year, Taylorsville came in.
In 1949 Valdese came into the
family. On May 1, 1942, Spruce
Pine joined. On May 30, 1948,
Black Mountain, with her branch
at Old Fort, came into the fold.
On May 1, 1946, Newton and Mai
den came in. July 1, 1946, Hick
ory asked for admittance . . . We
are doing business at fifteen dif
ferent points. It will not be long,
I think, until there will be a
branch at Wilkesboro and also
one at Stony Point.
"Within these eleven eventful
years, the deposits have jumped
from $2,285,814.83 to $31,888,916,
.79, or have increased more than
fourteen times. Not only so, but
our capital stock has increased
from $150,000 to $500,0000. It has
been multiplied by three and one
third. You can hardly believe that
the surplus of $75,000 has come
to be a million dollars, or has
niultiplied itself twelve times.
'The combined resources in 1937
were $2,588,528. Today the com
bined resources are $34,000,000.
The capital stock of ten dollars
[per share when the bank opened
eleven years ago was worth $17.
Each share of stock today is worth
| not only ten dollars, but fully
"Such tremendous, stupendous
igrowth and development can be
attributed to Mr. Edwin Duncan,
the efficient executive secretary,
to a fine conservative board of
trustees, to the cashiera and as
sistant cashiers in every unit, and
to the smooth inside workings of
the bank ..."
Ruby Handy Hayes, 32, died in
Alfreta, Ga. October 19, and fu
neral services were held at the
Oak Grove Baptist Church Octo
ber 21 at 4 o'clock. The services
were conducted by Rev. Will
Cook, and the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Mrs. Hayes is survived by her
husband, Paul E. Hayes, and a
daughter, Gail Hayes. There are
three brother* -nd two sisters:
Ray Handy, Meadows of Dan, Va.;
Willie Handy, School field, Va.;
Charlie Handy, Roanoke, Va.;
Goldie Handy of Setback, W. Va.
bnd Ocie Handy of Roanoke, Va.
Hurt in Accident
Terry Lee Edmisten, 4, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hal Edmisten of the
Perkinsvllle neighborhood, suf
fered a broken left arm and oth
er less serious injuries, when
struck by a pickup truck, on 421
near the home.
The truck driven by a Mr. Ri
chardson of Fleetwood, Ashe
county, struck the child when he
darted into the road, the driver
having no time, in which to stop
the vehicle. The accident wm
ro DELIVER A
Little Fanfare Accompanies
Political Activities as Caaa
paign Goes Into the Hone
Stretch; Big Job of Count
ing Faces Officials.
Next Tuesday the voters of the
county will go to the polls to take
part in the election of everything
from the President of the United
States down to the usually Inac
tive township Constable, to say
nothing of a bunch of proposals
looking to the amendment of the
State constitution, and leaders at
both parties are engaged in try
ing to get out the usual heavy
vote here, where politics is us
ually taken pretty seriously by
The polls are to open at 6:30 a.
m. and remain open until 0:30 p.
in., and since a complete ticket
is in the field in the local and
State races, with four folks on
the Presideatipl ballot, complete
returns win be arrived at after
many long. hours of tedious work
In the part of election officials,.
The local campaign has been
marked by few public gatherings.
The Republicans have held otte
speaking, while the Democrats
are to finish up Saturday after
noon with the Doughton and Scott
rally at the courthouse. Republi
cans have announced no other
Politicians in both parties have
complained of late about a lade
of local interest, there is little on
the surface of Watauga county
life to indicate that hot campaign
is on, but in the last few remain
ing days it is expected that tbe
usual fervor will be kindled by
local politicos, and that the bit
tie of the ballots will bring out
the usual number of voters.
Ries Are Held
For Mrs. Reece
Mrs. Adalaide Little Reece, for
many years a resident of Boone,
died Sunday at a Salisbury Hos
pital, following a long period of
Funeral services were conduct
ed at the Boone Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon by Rev. S. B.
Moss, the pastor, and interment
was in the city cemetery.
One son, Roscoe Little, of Roa
noke, Va., survives, with the fol
lowing grandchildren: R. B. Har
din, Blowing Rock; Wm. M. Har
din, Lenoir; Keith Little, Roa
noke, Va'.; Buck Little, Wilma Lit
tle, Roanoke, Va.; Mrs. Frank Po
teat, Albun, Ala.
Mrs. Reece, was the formef Miss
Adelaide Bogle, and was reared
in Lenoir. In 1881 she was mar
ried to Dr. H. McD. Little and
they established residence in
Boone in 1912, where they resided
until 1928. Since that time she has
made her home in Charlotte and
Salisbury. A husband by a sec
ond marriage, C. A. Reece, of
Rock Hill, S. C., died a year ago.
Mrs. Reece was well known in
this area, where she often visit
ed among her numerous friends.
Active pallbearers were: Ken
neth Linney, Rob Rivers, Dr. G.
K. Moose, Paul Coffey, Buck
Maddux, Russell Hodges, Clyde
Greene. Honorary: A. E. South,
George Keller, Dr. J. B. Haga
man, A. W. Smith, W. R. Lovill.
C M. Critcher, W. H. Gragg, John
W Hodges, Dudley Farthing
At Cove Creek
All former students and teach -
ers of the Cove Creek school are
invited to attend a homecoming
celebration on Friday, Oct. 29.
High-lighting the days activi
ties will be the football game be
tween the local team and Boone.
During the half a king and queen
of Cqve Creek school will be
crowned. Immediately after the
game an informal tea, sponsored
by the student council will be
held in the home economics de
partment honoring the farmer
students and teachers.
The days activities will end
with a Halloween festival held
in the gymnasium beginning at
7 p. m. . <
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The Southern States are now
producing three times as much
pulp and paper as they did in
19M- The annual value at t he
^ peper products I* 750
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