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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, January 10, 1957, Image 1

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An Independent Weekly Nettmpmper—Established in the Year Eighteen Eighty-Eight BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, JANUARY It, 1M7 I #£jf; . Plan For Opening Hostels On Parkway Is Opposed KISS HOLLINGSWORTH Musician First Class Named 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 sities. 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 semble. 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 name. Bill Garvey Takes Position 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 ston-Salem. 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 ernment funds. 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 lion dollars. 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. Bids Favored 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 itor " 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 bid 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 standing. "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 government-sponsored commercial enterprises oa the parkway itseli while diKouraging expansion of private facilities close at hand." (Me Newspaper* Both Cox and Morton quoted from Western North Carolina 'newspapers to support their posi tions. 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 ago: " '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 sideration.' " Morton's repart led off with a quote from an article in the Sprue* Pine Tri-County News of last Dec. 20: "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 vaccine. 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 health officials. 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 over lft. 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 speaker aaid. 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 Caaaty. North Carolina haa a higher polio rate than any other atate, he added. 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 being given. 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 Rites Held Saturday Mr. Jasper Lee Quails, 90, re tired furniture and hardware mer chant, died at his home in Boone Thursday afternoon, following a paralytic stroke. 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 ed. 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 merce. He was a life-time Deacon and active in the work of the First Baptist Church. 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. Weed Mart Ends Sales The Boone burley tobacco mar ket is holding its final auctions of the 1090-97 season on Wednesday, January 0. 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 the state. 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 useful lives," 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 'Activities Reports Are Heard 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 ing. 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 president, presides 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, 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) II wm»\ 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 MM 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 rons. 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 added. Poultry Man Conies Friday 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. Two Wataugans Hit Jackpot In Prize Drawings Two Watauga county native* hit the jackpot in drawing! during the holiday*. 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 tloni for button number expect ■ large who will r «c around 23 different

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