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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, February 14, 1957, Image 1

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Sixty-Ninth Yoar of Continuous I'ublication W"' Wmva* """" CAWUNA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY K 1*7 Chamber Projects Program The Boone Chamber of Com merce hat outlined the following program of activities this year under the leadership of President Glenn R. Andrews, it was announ ced Tuesday at the February meet ing: 1. Secure new industry that will employ m^p. ■ 2. Work with Horn in the West i in combining promotion efforts, promoting friendliness to tourists and visitors, and seeing that ser vice stations, restaurants, etc. are well-informed about Boone, Horn in the West, and Watauga County. 3. Premote the development of Agriculture in Watauga County, by supporting the Junior Tobacco Show and Sale, awarding prizes for community development pro gram sponsored by agricultural workers, stimulating interest in the feeder Calf Sale, recognising outstanding farmers such as the lOMmahel-per-acre corn club, en couraging retail stores to sell lo cal produce, and encouraging local business concerns to buy Watauga grown steers at the annual Ashe ville Steer Sale. 4. Cooperate with the college and high school by keeping school officials informed on vocational training needs in the county, help ing publicizing the summer camp program at Valle Crucis, assisting in setting up a permanent camp site lor boys and girls, helping to keep qualified school bus driv ers, obtaining better police pro tection around the elementary and high schools during the day, especially at the lunch hoar, and erecting a .fence around the play ground. 5. Do everything possible to se cure a National Guard' Armory and community center building. 6. Aid in every way in the golf coone project, ^ 7. Urge the appointment of a tree commissioner to supervise the planting of trees in Boone. S. Cooperate with the woman's clubs in beautifying the town. Receipts At Post Office At New High v Postal receipts at the Boone of fice during ISM broke aU previous records, says Postmaster Lyle Cook, although the gain over 1899 was not large. 1996 receipts were given at $99, 962.94 as against $94,991.90 for 1969. Mr. Cook says that Christmas postal receipts were actually down abOut five hundred dollars last year under 1999. He surmises that the loss is accounted for by the fact that the college students were dismissed for the holidays a week earlier than usual, and therefore did less of their holiday mailing here. Blackburn Is Safely Speaker Mr. Willifm Blackburn has vol unteered to aerve as a member of the ipeaker'a bureau if the Gov ernor'* Traffic Safety Council. * Mr. Blackburn was in Alheville January 31. where he attended an indoctrination meeting, designed to acquaint the speakers with aims and purposes of the safety program. Mr. Blackburn is available upon invitation to speak to civic clubs, church groupa, etc. JFenciiig' Fund Is Growing One-third of the money needed for the fence which will be placed around thf Appalachain Drmon startion school playground has been collected, according to figures reported by Major John H. Tho mas, treasurer of the Boone Par cnt-Teachers Association. A total of (381.10 has been turned in to him, be said. The FT A Is sponsoring the move to buy the fence, which will pro tect children when they are {May ing at the school. It Is' hoped the MAO 00 needed can be collected right away, so the project ean be finished by 'early spring. Parent* and friend* of the school are urged by the PTA to contribute to the i fund. " , f LARGEST SLIDE.—Workman are attempting to remove this slide which blocked the new Linville high way at Shulls Mills. More than 10,000 yards of dirt and rock have slid off the mountainside to the right, and it is expected to be the last of February before the road will be open.—Staff photo by Joe C. Minor. Rains Loosen Road Banks; Deluge Ceases Saturday By JOE C. MINOR "Rain, rain, go away!" This la a far cry from last summer when just a little moisture would have been welcomed in this county. Rain fell every day (or nearly three weeks, until Sunday, when the sun came out. Moat of that which fell has been beneficial, though in a few places it has caus ed some destruction. ' F. W. MeCracken, maintenance supervisor for the State Highway Commission in thii county, stated that a landslide at Shulls Mill* has caused his crew a lot of extra work. The |?ig slide which ,began the later part of December of last year, and which has been aggra vated by the recent rains, has nec essitated a detour on the new Lin ville road. Mr. McCracken stated that this slide is the largest he has seen in his experience with the road system in this county. More than 10,000 yards of dirt and rock Farm, Home Meetings Are Being Planned How much doc* food for a fam ily of five coat for oh year? How much for one person? How much can we raiae at home? How cheap can wt raiae it? L. E. Tuckwiller, county agent, aaya these and other questions will be discussed at farm and home meetinga at the following timea and places: Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p. m.— Cove Creek High School. Tuesday, Feb. "19, 7:30 p. m.— Valle Crucia Elementary School. Friday, Feb. 22, 7:30 p. m.—Ma bel Elementary School. Pictures, charts, and interesting cartoona will be used to help in the discussion on ways to' save money by producing, conserving and serving the food on the farm. "This is the year to make money by saving it. It doesn't coat to grow a good garden—it saves!" according to Mr. Tuckwiller. Injured In Truck Crash •i- ]fk' . I Mr. Ralph Williams of Zionville is a patient at Watauga Hospital, where he is receiving treatment for bead and back injuries which were suffered in a motor accident on 421 two weeks ago. Mr.. Williams, it U said, stopped his truck suddenly to avoid strik ing a child which had darted into the road. A transfer truck crashed into the rear of his vehicle. He suffered no broken bones and la showing a normal improvement. The Army Special Service seek* to recruit women. PALMER BLAIR Palmer Blair Winner Of Two Photo Awards Palmer Blair, Boone Photogra pher, won two awards for hit work at the annual convention of the North Carolina Photographer* As sociation, held last week in Charl otte. " Mr. Blair's work placed second in the news and candid photos division, and third in the color transparencies section. The secom) place winner in state-wide competition was a can did wedding picture of Mr. and tyrs. Bob Wilkes of Leaksville, who were married in North Wil (Continued on page tit) have slid onto the road, and Mr. McCracken said if no more comes down the road may be opened by the end of February. County road conditions are still fair, with a few small slide*' and clogged ditch lines being the prin cipal damage, Mr. McCraken said. A hard freeze at this time, with the road beds soaked, would mean disaster to the county roads, he added. A slide, not far from the Blow ing Rock road intersection on the Linville highway, pushed a summer home from its foundation and caused a chimney to topple. Ex tent of damage was not known, as .tlM .fflrnan ace in,Florid*, and, were not contacted. L. E. Tuckwiller, county farm agent, reports that washing has been noted in some fields, but it has not been extensive because farmers have not begun their plowing. The streams are full and some bank-cutting has taken place, but in general, the farm agent believes the rains .have been more beneficial than harmful. Most of the rain has soaked in due to the fact that it has fallen slowly. The ground had not been frozen, up until Monday night, which has helped keep the run-off to a minimum. Many springs over the county, which have been dry or weak for several months, have been report ed running normally again. Some incoveniences have been experienced by "the farmers. Be sides the muddy roads, barn lots have been muddy and made it difficult for farmers to feed and keep their barns clean The rainfall for the first 10 day* of February amounted to 3.42 inches, according to official meas urements, which are taken each morning at 7 o'clock. This com pares with the same period in 1994 of 2 98 and 1099 of 4.M. Daily reports for 1994 were not available, but a total of 9.11 fell during February of that year. Since January 22. and through February 10, rain has been record ed every day except on February 3. Actually the rains, or snow over this prolonged wet period began January 16. but no measureable amount fell until January 22. The total precipitation for Jan uary was 9.20 inches, which ia probably better than normal. Ac cording to last year's records the precipitatioa in January measured 1.06 inches, in 1999 there was 1.32 inches, but in 1994 there was 9.90 inches. Tri-State Hereford Breeders To Hold Annual Meeting Here The TrnState Hereford Breed ers Association will hold Ha an nual meeting here on Saturday, February 16, marking the first time the meeting has been held oulaide of Bristol, aaid B. W. Stal ling*. Boone cattleman. Stockholders of the association from western North Carolina, southwestern Virginia, and east ern Tennessee will he entertained at a luncheon sponsored by the Boone Chamberof Commerce at 12 noon la the upstairs dining room of the Boone Trail Restau rant. ? Business to be taken up at the meeting will include election of officer* for the coming year, ana the discussion of final plana,for the apring sale- to be held March 27 in Bristol l»ve B. Rouse of Bristol Is president of the aasoeia tion. letters have been mailed to all stockholder! enclosing a' reply card for each to indicate whether or not be plans to attend. Ail memberi arc urgently requested to use the card to notify the Cham ber of Comerce by other mean*, aa reservations must be made in advance for the luncheon, said Mr. Stallinga. Of the aproximately ISO stock holder! in the association, about 90 live in North Carolina, he aaid, adding that, "we would like to see a good turnout for 'this meeting, so that the association will want to hold mori of it* meetings tert." Huge Sum Is Proposed For Appalachian If the Legislature followi through with the proposed State budget, Appalachian State Teach ers College' will receive almost four and a half million dollar* for new buildings and improvements to existing campus structures, and other expenses of the Boone insti tution. This is about three million dol lars more than the' college re ceived two years ago, it is said, but is considerably less than the sum sought by the institution. The Governor and the Advisory Budget Commission have recom mended *4,433,440. Included in the sum i* $1,790,000 that would be an allocation to be paid back over a thirty year period at three per cent interest, enabling the col lege to construct dormitory space as a self-liquidating project Appalachian had sought $3,322, 697 for capital improvements. The .capital improvements portion of the proposed budget is $3,150,000, including the portion which is subject to Repayment. Recommended is $1,275,440 for salary increases and other out lays. It is recommended that the salary of the President be upped from $10,000 to $12,000 and that of the Business Manager from $7, 200 to $0,000. Money is to be provided for placing a number of new em ployees en the payroll, including six assistant professors, four asso ciate professors, six instructors, one assistant librarian, • part time instructor, a part-time police man, typist and clerk. The general appropriation which has been recommended is $173, 946 more than the college received for the past two years. (Continued on page tlx.) Late Winston Mail Stopped The 6:10 p. m. mail to Winston Salem was discontinued February 9th, it is announced by Acting Postmaster Lyle Cook, #ho states that the last mail in that direction is now 3:25 p. m. Postmaster Cook states that the late afternoon mail is needed by the patrons of the office, and that he is making an effort to secure a new dispatch, so that the service may be reinstated. He has already been in touch with postal officials in this regard, he says. Fred Councill Goes To Atlanta Mr. Fred Councill of Boone, has accepted the position of sales manager for the Heritage and Morganton Furniture Companies for the states of Georgia and Ala bama, and will reside in Atlanta. Mr. Councill has been assistant (ales manager for Morganton Fur niture Company in Morganton for two years. He visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Councill the end of. the week, and returned to At lanta Tuesday. SLIDE DAMAGE—A landslide, cawed by the recc nt rain*, slipped into this summer home, knocking it from its foundation and causing the chimney to fa 11. The house also suffered extensive interior damage. The trees, which came down with the dirt and rock, are atill in an upright position, and appear to have grown there. Parts of the chimney may b» seen in the foreground.—Staff photo by Joe C, Minor. Civic Leaders Asked To Oppose Parkway Proposal Mrs. Taylor Rites Sunday Mrs. C. D. Taylor, 82, resident of Valle Crucis, died Friday after noon at Duke Hospital, Durham, where the had been a patient for two weeks. Funeral service* were conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church at Valle Crucis. Rev. R. Y. Winters, Jr. and Rev. I. Harding Hughes conducted the rites and burial w^s in the Taylor-Mast cemetery. Surviving are four sons: Gor don Taylor of Boone; Henry Tay lor of Valle Crucis; Gilbert Taylor of Raleigh; Bynum Taylor of Boone; two daughters: Mrs. How ard Murray, Valle Crucis; Miss Nancy Taylor of Durham. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Scotland Neck in Halifax county, but bad lived In Watauga sine* her marriage many years ago. She was the former Mis* Lou H. Smith. Her husband died a number of years ago. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Holy Croas Church, was ac tive in its work, and was generous in her contributions to all worth while community endeavors. Waco, Texas —Police Sergeant Glenn Gibson had to answer an emergency call from his own home recently. His 4-year-old son. Bruce Alan, had found his father's hand cuffs and had locked his ankles together. Gibson used his own key to release his son. The Agriculture Department It now a major lender. BIG LEMON.—B. T. Thompton of Sugar Orove. It shown with hi* four year-old lemon tree, leaded with fruit The tree Is fruiting and bloouiing at the unc time and ha* lemons at all neasuna. Hr. Thomp aon brought a lemon to the TVmocrat office which waa about IB inchea In circumference, »nd juat aa good for cu»t*rda and other purpoeea as the Florida variety. |«rrr: i* i.^ i.inn !■■»> m By V. U. KULA.1NS The Boone Chamber of Com merce wu urged at lti February meeting Tuesday to Mud "keVWal carload*" of representative* to t meeting of variou* tourist promo tion Organization* io be held at Wayneiville next Monday. Preiident G. R. Andrews pre sided at the luncheon meeting. Monday's meeting, (aid Spencer Robbins of Blowing Rock, who was introduced by program chairman J. V. Caudlll, has been called for the purpose of discussing the of ficial attitude of groups such as the Western North Carolina High landers Association, the North west North Carolina Development Association, and others toward Federal plans for 94,000,000 worth of new tourist facilities on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Robbin*, who said he ha* ipent the past five weeks traveling over the Parkway area, particularly in Virginia, reported that the Roan oke Chamber of Commerce has adopted a resolution similar to the one by the Boone and Blowing Rock Chamber* of Commerce pro testing any new tourist facilities on the Parkway. • "We must let them know that additional facilltie* are not need ed," he taid, "that we (the town* along and near the Parkway) have more than ample touriit accom modation* already, and that if any more are needed, we will build them. We muat somehow prevail .upon them to abandon thi* pro ject, and also to provide better acces roads to the Parkway at various points." Robbins also reported that the Highlander* Aisociation promised the Colgate - Pilmolive Company last year that it would provide 100 expense-paid vacations to western North Carolina in connection with a nation-wide contest conducted by the company. The program was late in starting, he Hid, and no vacation* were awarded until Oc tober, too late for thi* area. There will, however, be eight or ten of these contest winner* (couple*) taking free vacation* In Watauga County thi* summer, Robbin* uid. Joe C, Farthing, of the Skyline Telephone Company, announced that rural phone* on thi* line will be cut Into about March 10. He exprewed hi* appreciation to the Chamber of Commerce and other group* which have been Interest ed in bringing thi* project to completion. W. H. Gragg. chairman of the industry committee, reported that plan* for a new organisation to combine the promotional and de velopment activities at all organi zations in tbe county are tempor arily at a standstill, largely due to the fact that the board of county tommlMionor* "turned us down I cola" wnen tney were asked to appropriate $8,000 of county funds to help finance the project. '"At the pt-eient time, we dont have enough money or pledges," he aaid. "We are still working on it, but not getting very f»r. We think it ia a good program, we know we need it, and we believe it would bear fruit" A total of <7,800 has been pledg ed by the Boone and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce, the Town of Boone, and Horn in the West toward an estimated cost of 818,000 a year to operate the pro posed new organization. In other buainesa, President An drews referred to the board of di rector! a resolution by the Mer chants Association that would con aolidate the two organization and create a merchants committee to work within the framework of the Chamber of Commerce. Guests at Tueaday's meeting in cluded G. B. Hanson, executive assistant to the president of Na tional Park Concesaiona, Inc., of Mammoth Cave, Ky., a non-govern mental organization which super vises Parkway facilities under con tract to the Federal government; Mrs. Hanson; W. Ray Scott, di rector of public relations for Na tional Park Concessions, Inc.; and L. L. Lewis of Jefferson, Park way manager for the organisation. Clothing Fund Paid By United Funds for the provision of neces sary clothing for Watauga County school children are being handled this year for the first time in an organized way through money made available by the Uhited Fund. The United Fund allotment of $900 is being administered by the Watauga County School Princi pala' Association, of which John D. Marsh of Green Valley School cent communication from Prast is president According to a re dent Marsh, the fund has been dis tributed equally among the ele mentary schools at Mabel, Cove Creek, Bethel, Valle C rue is. Boom, Blowing Rock, Parkway, Green Valley, and the Watauga Consoli dated School, and the high schoola of the county. In the past the clothing i of children of limited sources have Men by scattered appeals firs* and individuals Fund budget for this the money available sum, without special

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