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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY It, 1M7
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Plan For Opening Hostels
On Parkway Is Opposed
Nancy Hollingtworth, daughter
of the Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Hol
lingsworth of Boone, is the flrat
student to pass 4he requirements
"for Musician First Class in the
Appalachian High School band.
The rating is the second and next
to the last step toward Master
Musician. When the master level
is reached there is a possiblity
that she can obtain scholarships
from various colleges and univer
In order to reach the rank, Miss
Hollingsworth satisfactorily passed
an examination in theory of music,
passed a playing exam on flute and
conducted the band in a selection
at a rehearsal. She also was re
quired to hold a position as section
leader and perform in a smaU en
In order to denote her honored
rank. J. Perry Watson, director of
bands at the school, awarded her
a set' of stripes to be worn on her
band uniform and on all programs
the rating will be listed by her
In Twin Gty
William C. Garvey, for many
years assistant to the business
manager of Appalachian State
Teachers College, has resigned this
position and goes to Winston-Salem
today where he assumes his new
duties as business manager of the
Forsyth county school system.
Mr. Garvey has been at Appa
lachian since 1937, except for the
period from 1041 to 1948 when
he served as a navigator on a
Navy patrol bomber In the Pa
cific theatre of war. He receive^
his degree at Appalachian in 1940.
Mr. Garvey and Miss Nina Yel
verton of Fountain, N. C, were
married in 1944, following her
graduation from Meredith College.
The Garveys are establishing res
idence at 974 Motor Road, Win
Commodity price gains mean
hikes for consumers.
Raleigh, Jan. 7—A National
Park Service official aaserted to
day the service's .plana for develop
ing lodging and restaurant facili
ties along the Blue Ridge Parkway
would be done without uiing gov
Elbert Cox of Richmond, Va., •
regional director of the park serv
ice, added that the proposed facili
ties would be operated by conces
sionaires and "would not be in
competition with privately owned"
service facilities.-Their total value,
he said, would be about four mil
Cox explained the park service's
position to the State Board of Con
servation and Development. Last
October the board adopted a reso
lution suggesting the need for a
public hearing on whether the
federal government should deve
lop facilities along the parkway in
competition with private industry.
After Cox spoke, representatives
of the State Motel and Quality
Restaurant Associations indicated
they will ask for a public bearing
on the matter.
Those from Western North Caro
lina attending the meeting were:
Grover Robbins, Spencer Robbins,
and Mayor R. "B. Hardin of Blow
ing Rock; Mayor Burgess of Sparta,
and Doug Kouns, of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce.
Cox, who spoke off the cuff, pre
sented the board with a statement
saying it is proposed "that private
enterprise be invited to bid on the
construction, equipment and oper
ation of accommodations to meet"
the "basic requirements of the vis
He said "thf accommodations
proposed for operation by private
enterprise within the 477-mUe
long Blue Ridge Parkway are
these: 11 gas stations, 10 lunch
countaM, thre«f coffee shops, one
low rMtgl housekeeping cabin
group, three lodges.
"Some of these facilities are al
ready in existence, and the addi
tional facilities required are eati
jnated to coat four million dollars.
No government funds are to be
used. The facilities are to be pro
vided by private enterprise, and
any individual or firm interested
in constructing and operating them
will be given an opportunity to
One of the most vigorous oppo
nenU of the parti service's plans
has been Hugh Morton of Wil
mington, * member of the CAD
board who operates Grandfather
Mountain, a tourist attraction In
the parkway area.
Morton presented the board with
a 22-page report which was crit
leal of the park service's plan*.
"While operating under Idea!
business conditions and every con
ceivable advantage," said Mor
ton's report, "National Park Con
cessions, Inc.," has conspicuously
failed to return in franchise fees
to the fedoral treasury amounts
sufficient to cover qeasonable In
terest on the government invest
ment in the facilities under lease
The quality of its service to the
traveling public has not been out
"An apparent companion park
service policy has been to censor
and prevent adequate information
about nearby private facilities and
thereby create a demand for more
enterprises oa the parkway itseli
while diKouraging expansion of
private facilities close at hand."
Both Cox and Morton quoted
from Western North Carolina
'newspapers to support their posi
Cox said, "The whole matter of
accommodations in the parkway
has never been better summed up
than by an editorial in the Ashe
ville Citizen a number of years
" 'The parkway does not belong
to the federal government, to the
states through which it passes, or
to private interests which are en
titled to exploit certain of its ad
vantage*. It belongs to the whole
people of the United States. Serv
ing them should b e the first con
Morton's repart led off with a
quote from an article in the Sprue*
Pine Tri-County News of last Dec.
"In the making is a bitter bat
tle between the National Park
Service and private business along
the Blue Ridge Parkway. The is
sue is clear cut: Will the National
Park Service build eating and
lodging accommodations along the
Blue Ridge Parkway, or will that
government agency fairly and
honestly encourage private citi
zens to do so?"
Says College To Share
In Free Polio Shots
ii nas just wen announced Dy
John A. Prilchett, Jr., faculty
chairman lor the Salk polio vac
cine program, that Appalachian
State Teachcrs College haa re
sponded to President Eisenhower's
plea and will share in the free
Salk vaccine recently made avail
able by the federal government for
students under twenty years of ago.
ASTC, In cooperation with the
North Carolina State Department
of Public Health and the Watauga
County Health unit, plana to give
free ahota to all students on the
campus under twenty years of age
and to make available shot* to all
other students, faculty and staff
for fl.OO, which is the coat of the
A special iwo-aay cunic win ix
held on the campus February 4
and 5, under the direction of Mrs.
Mary M. Shook, college nurse, and
In view of the progress made
since the development of the Salk
vaccine in 1993 and its 40-90 per
cent effectiveness in preventing
paralytic polio, it is expected that
all students, faculty and staff at
the college will take advantage of
the first shot to be gjven on those
days, as well as the seoond shot
to be given in March.
Fanners were the most import
ant single group of buyers of farm
real estate in the 1BSM6 season.
Jones Says Polio Foundation Plans
All-Out Vaccination Campaign
Robert L. Jones of Charlotte,
state representative of the Nation
al Foundation for Infantile Para
lysis, told Uie poone Lions Club
last week that the foundation I*
planning an all-out campaign of
vaccination in 1B57.
Introduced by Mrs Hadley M.
Wilson, co-chairman of the Wata
uga County March of Dimes cam
paign, Mr. Jones addreaaed the
Uons at their regular meeting
Tuesday night, January 1.
The speaker quoted Dr. Jaai
Salk. dUroverrr of the priio
vaccine which hears his Mate,
as stating that everyone through
the age of M shoold tnhe the
8alk V serine, and that is is a
"mm»T through age IS.
"And we have hardly begun on
the high school group," said Mr.
J one*, adding that the Salk (holt
are free only through age 1», but
moat physician* are cooperating
by charging nominal fees for ad
miniatering the vaccine to peraona
In giving a breakdown of the
way March of Dime* donation* are
apent, Mr. Jone* said M cent* of
every dollar goea for patient care.
There la a backlog of 80.000 polio
patient* to be cared for, he aaid.
Tbe balance 1* divided up for
use in research for conquest and
eradication; rehabilitation; profea
lional education, including physi
cal therapy; and preventive mea
sure*. audi aa tbe Salk Vaccine.
"There la no record of anyone
dying of paralytic patio who had
taken a] Ithree Salk shot*," tbe
ta the 17 years stare ike
March of Dime* m be|ai by
PreMdeat Fraaklia i>. RMtevrit
la IMS. he iaM. WaUop Cm»
•y ha* mldtaM ■ Mai of
U4Jlt.M, ami Coring the mm
period, Ike foudallH haa (peat
Mare Uiaa |IMN la Watanga
North Carolina haa a higher
polio rate than any other atate, he
Mr. Jones alao (tated that "head
way ia being made" on the per
fection of a capaulc which will do
the work of all three shots now
Dean D. i. Whitener announced
that Appalachian State Teachers
College expects within the next
six week* to nuke the 8alk Vac
cine available free to college stu
dent» through the age of IS, aad
to all others at * minimum fee.
ROBBERY SCENE.—Sheriff E. M. Hodges lurveyi damage at scene
of a robbery in Parkway Hardware. Inc., last week. The door to
hi* left had the glaas broken which may be seen on the floor, and the
counter to hi* right contain* empty boxes from which two pistol* were
removed. Paul A. Coffey, proprietor, stated Tuesday morning that
no arrest* had been made in the case.—Staff photo by Joe C. Minor.
'Let's Finish The Job'
Tocsin March Of Dimes
"Let's Finish the Job." battle
cry of the 10S7 March of Dimes
drive this month, was given new
emphasis at Concord on January
3, it was reported by Mrs. Hadley
J. L. Quails
Mr. Jasper Lee Quails, 90, re
tired furniture and hardware mer
chant, died at his home in Boone
Thursday afternoon, following a
Funeral services were held
Saturday at 2 o'clock at the First
Baptist Church, and burial was in
the community cemetery. Rev. L.
H. Hollingsworth, the Baptist pas
tor and Rev. E. F. Troutman of
Grace Lutheran Church officiat
Cane From Tennessee
Mr. Quails came to Boone from
Crossville, • Tenn. in 1021 and be
came one of the leading business
men of the community. He erected
the first modern brick hotel and
business building here, was a
civic-minded citizen and was a
charter member of the Civitan
Club and the Chamber of Com
He was a life-time Deacon and
active in the work of the First
Seeing the need for street
widening and other improvements,
| Mr. Quails strongly advocated a
I planning board for the city.
He was in the retail hardware
and furniture business until his
retirement in 1M4.
Survivors are the widow, Mr*.
Cora Hagaman Quails; one son,
Edward S. Oualls, and one sister,
Mrs. Foster Bowman, Cookville,
Tenn. There are ten grandchild
ren and ten great grandchildren.
The Boone burley tobacco mar
ket is holding its final auctions of
the 1090-97 season on Wednesday,
With more than 2tt million
pounds sold before Christmas, the
six selling days since the resump
tion of sales on January 2 are ex
pected by the operators of the
market to push the season's totals
well ahead of the 1000-M season.
The average price of Kl.BS per
hundred attained before Christ
mas is expected to be maintained
or increased when the final figures
are in. The insert's figures and
average price will be furnished
for publication next w*k, said
Mrs. Harriet L Slkes of the R. C.
Coleman firm. -
Wibon and Mr*. W. W. Littleton,
county chairmen, on their return
from a state-wide campaign cof
fee party at the country club there.
The coffee party, first of hun
dreds to be given in the state this
month for the March of Dimes, was
given by Mr. and Mrs. Charles A.
Cannon, in recognition of the work
of the organization in North Caro
lina. It was attended by more
than 800 campaign workers across
In addition, Mr. and Mrs. Can
non invited more than 200 state
leaders, among them Governor
Hodges, March of Dimes honorary
chairman, and Mrs. Hodges.
Geortfe P. Voss, New York, di
rector of March of Dimes chap
ters, was guest speaker.
Mr. Voss complimented state
volunteers for their work for the
March of Dimes and pointed out
the need for a million dollar drive
io North Carolina this month.
"The Job of wiping oat polio
in North Carolina, and in the na
tion, 'ia far from finished," Mr.
Voss said. "Eighty thousand per
sons, mjny of them in your state,
already stricken by the disease,
must look to the March of Dimes
for help to attain better and more
Mr. Voss pointed out the urgent
need for all persons, especially
those under 30 years of age, to
get the Salk anti-polio vaccine.
President Eisenhower has nam
ed John Hay (Jock) Whitney, mil
lionaire-sportsman-financier, to for
mer chairman of the Chase Na
tional Bank, as American Ambas
sador to Great Britain.
C Of C Maps Plans
For 1957 Projects
By V. G. ROLLINS
The Boone Chamber of Com
merce begun laying plans Tuesday
for project* to be undertaken this
ytar at ita first monthly meeting
of 1957, with newly-elected Preai
dent Glenn R. Andrews presiding.
Plans and recommendations
were submitted to the civic group
by various committee chairmen
who had called committee discus
sions prior to the general meet
L. E. Tuckwil|er, speaking for
the agriculture committee in the
absence of Chairman G^lea W.
Scroggs, reconnwnded that the
GLENN R. ANDREWS, new
Clumber support the Junior To
bacco Show Md Sale; award prises
in the community development
program; help stimulate interest
•nd participation in the annual
feeder calf sale; recognize farmers
for outstanding achievement, such
as the 100-bushels-per-acre corn
club; encourage local stores to
handle local products, such as
milk, eggs, and fresh produce; and
urge local business concerns to
buy Watauga-grown steers at the
annual Asheville Steer Sale.
Howard Cottrell reported on be
half of the Armory committee that
the state adjutant-general, Gen.
John J. Manning, has approved a
site for the proposed armory and
that Watauga County is 36th in
line for a new armory building.
The county must provide $32,000
of the cost, he added.
Stanley A. Harris read a report
submitted by the auditing commit
tee showing receipts (including
bslance at the beginning of 10M)
of It.ltO.es, expenditures of $4.
529.79, and a balance on hand to
start the new year of 9064.88
Chairman W. H. Gragg reported
that the industry committee, with
(Continued on page eight)
SNOW ARTISTS.—Jimmy Johnnon. left, and Harold Haye* (how
their (kill In mowman *culptur<» ai they make oat n( the many unow
figurei which cropped up 1A town laat week after a three-Inch anow-fal!.
The anow (ell December JO, SI. and clayed around (or the flnt couple
dan of the new year.—Staff photo by Jot C. Minor.
3,. g-t v *- • ' "r tfry-b
RURAL DEVELOPMENT WORKER.—W. H. Anderson, left, new assist
ant county agent of Watauga county, looks over pamphlet with County
Aftent L E. Tuckwiller. Mr. Anderson will begin Ms work February
1 under the Rural Development program, a federal-sponsored operation,
cooperating with the State Extension Service and the County Commis
sioners. in an effort to improve rural living standards in the county.
Watauga is one of three "pilot' counties in North Carolina selected
for this experiment. Mr. Anderson has been assistant agent in Yancey
county for one and a half years, and he and his wife and small daugh
ter are planning to live in Boone.—Photo by Joe C. Minor.
Postmaster Asks Aid
In Safety Of Postmen
Acting Postmaster Lyle B. Cook
today appealed to the residents of
Boone to help reduce the hazard
of slip* and falli for letter car
riers and other postal personnel
who call at their homes.
Mr. Cook emphasized that the
Poet Office Department is not
alone in facing a problem of em
ploye injuries from slips and falb
and Mid lit hope* also Ulii his
appeal will be of assistance to em
ployes of delivery and service
agencies—utilities, dairies, grocery
stores, clotners, and the like.
The locll postmaster noted that
Washington Post Office Depart
ment headquarters had recently
reemphasized the problem of slip
and fall hazards for the nation's
mailmen. In "making a new appeal
to postal patrons over the country
to help with this problem, Acting
Postmaster General Maurice H.
Stans noted that a recent random
check of 281 accidents selected for
analysis showed that, of the 281, a
total of 200 occurred on icy walks,
steps or stairways of postal pat
Mr. Stans noted in his statement
that injuries to postal personnel,
including some In this community,
account for a total cost of $0,966,
928 during a recent 12-month per
iod, according to reports from the
U. S. Department of Labor. And,
he indicated, a very large pert ot
this total annual medical and in
jury compensation cost to the
government waa due to slip and
fall injuries on the Job.
Repairs to broken or defective
steps and walks will assist greatly
in preventing broken ankles, legs,
wrists and the like for the neigh
borhood carrier and others, he
C. F. Parrish, Extension Poultry
Specialist, will be in Boone at
1 p. m. Friday, January 11, at the
county courthouse to discussithe
poultry outlook, and other poultry
items of particular interest to Wa
tauga county farmers.
L. E. Tuckwiller, county farm
agent, invites those interested in
poultry to attend (his meeting.
Hit Jackpot In
Two Watauga county native* hit
the jackpot in drawing! during the
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Storie and
their children were visiting Mrs.
Storie s mother, lira. H. P. Dew,
and other relative* in Lan
caater, S. C., Chriatma* week. I(r*.
Storie went to the Winn-Dixie store
there and purchaied a package of
rolla, receiving a blank and *ign
ing her name for a drawing to be
held later that week. She had the
right number and came home to
Boone driving a brand new Del
Rio Ford ranch wagon, 1907 model.
Mr*. Leilie Norri* of Big HiU
Community had a vi*lt from her
brother and hi* wife last week.
They are Warner Reid and hia
wife, the former Mi** Loretta
Houck. both native* of Todd, who
are now living in Charlotte after
being married in November. They
bought ga* at a Pureoil (tation in •
Charlotte and alao signed their
name* to a ticket for a drawing,
which wa* the right one. Just
starting to housekeeping they were
most fortunate and happy to re
ceive the $1,900.00 in prise* which
included a Weitinghouse Deluxe
range, Weatinghouae Laundromat,
Weatinghouie dishwasher, 21-inch
televiaion, clock radio, electric
blanket, all- We*tinghou*e, 4-piece
set of Simsonlte luggage, and for
the huiband a Truetemper spin
fiihing rod, a Langley Spinflow
reel. UMCo fishing tackle box.
complete with lure* and line*, a
Kodak flaah camera let, and a foot
ball, doll coach, Horseman doll
with complete wardrobe, a bicycle,
and roller skatei.
Mrs. Norris said five filling sta
tions presented similar prizes aa
those above to five families ia
Charlotte, the onea who had lucky
numbers with their name*.
Chinese Premier Chou-EO-lal
will viait Poland ia mid^anuary,
the Waraaw radio announced.
Annual Band Clinic Is
Set For Jan uary 25-26
The Northwestern North Ctro
Una Band Clinic will be held on
the campus of Appalachian State
Teaehera College in Boone Janu
ary 25th and 96th.
Thia year's clinic promise* to
b« a vary interesting session. Mr.
Barnard Pitigerald from the Uni
versity of Kentucky will Im 11m
dtalc band director.' Formerly
from the Mate of Texas, Mr. Fttj
gerald la w • II known throughout
the muck world for his composi
expect ■ large
who will r «c
around 23 different