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VOLUME LXIX NO. 42
An Independent Weekly Noumpaper . . . Sixty-Ninth Year of Continuous Publication
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1*57
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SIXTEEN PAGES—TWO SECTIONS
New Lingerie Plant Slated For Watauga
Mass Meeting Is Called To Explain Fund Raising Plan
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Sunrise Service Climaxes
Holy Week Observance
Climaxing Holy Week observ
ance in Watauga County will be
the Sunrise Service Sunday morn
ing at the Daniel Boone Theatre
Park. The Easter worship service
is scheduled to begin at 6:00
Ministers of the county will con
duct the service. The Community
L'hoir, composed of choir members
if the churches of Boone, will lead
.he singing. Mrs Virginia W. Lin
ley will direct the group.
The High School Band, under
lirection of J. Perry Watson, will
urnish the music.
Fourteen churches in the county
lave been conducting Holy Week
ervices all this week. A nbon
lay service has been carried out
t the Appalachian Theatre each
ay since Monday. They continue
through Friday. Time of the serv
ice is 12:15-12:55.
Good Friday chapel services will
be held in each of the schools in
Participating in the Sunrise Serv
ice will be the Rev. J. K. Parker,
Jr., the Rev. E. H. Lowman, the
Rev. L. H. Hollingsworth. and the
Rev. George Arthur.
At Blowing Rock
The pre-Easter services of Blow
ing Rock and surrounding commun
ities are being held this week in
the Chapel of the Rumple Memor
ial Presbyterian Church.
On Monday evening the message
was brought by the Rev. G. Carlton
Cox, pastor of the First Baptist
Church; on Tuesday evening by
the Rev. Walter W. Keys, pastor
of the host church; on Wednesday
evening by the Rev. Alfred W.
Pitts, pastor of the Church of God.
On Thursday evening Mr. Roy
Tinsley, Christian lawman, will
speak; and on Friday evening the
guest speaker will be the Rev.
John S. McDuffie, rector of the
St. Mary's of the Hills Episcopal
Special music will be given by
the choirs of the churches partici
pating and by the Glee Club of
the Blowing Rock School.
A most cordial invitation is given
everyone to be present at all these
Many Girls To Compete As Plans
For Beauty Contest Gain Impetus
ALICE LEGGETT of Charlotte, leading lady of the New South Dance
Theatre, which will appear at the Boone Demonstration School on
Thursday evening, April 23, under the sponsorship of the Boone PTA.
Miss Leggett has danced in Charlotte and with the famous Sadlers
Ballet Dancers To Appear Here
Tickets for the New South Bal
let Theatre have been placed on
sale at the Boone Druf Company
and the Carolina Pharmacy, and
a booth will be operated by local
dance students and PTA members
at Belk'i Department Store several
days before the performance on
April 29 at the demonstration
school. The time of the perform
ance has been set for eight o'clock.
The purchase of a ticket will
assure to the purchaser an evening
of the best entertainment of the
year in Boone, the members of the
PTA committee believe. It will
also represent a contribution to
ward the final payment on the
PTA project of a safety fence on
the new playground. Prices have
been set on three levels, one price
for adults, one for college and
school students, and a lower price
for students under twelve.
One of the marks of the program
arranged by the Charlotte com
pany is variety. The group of
The driver's license office will
be closed Friday April IB. Mr W.
R Stansberry, license examiner,
has to be In AshevUle on official
business that day.
twenty young Carolinia dancers
headed by Louis Nunnery will
dance South American. Spaniih.
Oriental and modern numberi, as
well as classical ballet
A good crowd is expected in
Boone, and indications have been
received that groups will attend
from Lenoir, Hickory, Newland,
Crossnore and other nearby com
W. E. Roark, 85
Taken By Death
William Emmet Roark, S5, re
tired farmer of Beaver Dam town
ship. died March 26 at the hon\e.
Funeral services were conducted
March 28th at 2 o'clock at the
Forest Grove Baptist Church by
Rev. Carl Wilson and Rev. Ed
Farthing and burial was in the
Surviving are five sons and three
daughters; Lee Roark. Abilene,
Texas; Lloyd and George Roark,
Vila*; Russell Roark, Boone; Ern
est Roark. Blowing Rock; Mrs.
Floyd U a ( a m a n, Boone; Mrs.
Maude Warren. Mr*. Myrtle
Reese, Vilas. There Is one surviv
ing sister, Mrs Ce^puQaMe, Sugar
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Watauga county girls are being
ottered an opportunity for fame
and .fortune through education,
proper guidance in building suc
cessful career* for themselves
through participation ip the Miss
Watauga county pagent which will
take place here on May 11th.
Dan Walton, chairman of the
Miss Watauga County pagent has
announced that the prize* and
scholarships are increasing in
value daily and should reach 3
substantial *um. Total amount of
prizes will be announced in the
Democrat next week.
The local contest, preliminary
elimination leading to the eventu
al selection of Mis* America 1958
in Atlantic City, Sept. 2 through
Sept. 8th, will find 12 girls com
peting for the local title and a
chance to enter the MiBS North
Carolina eliminations in Burling
ton in June.
The Miss Wataiiga county con
test will be staged in the Boone
Demonstration school auditorium
and all local civic and service
clubs have been asked to nominate
entrants. All residents of Watauga
county are urged to send names of
their selections by writing to Dan
Walton, Boone. N. C. or by filling
out entry blank appearing else
where in this issue of the Demo
Winner of the Miss North Caro
lina contest will havee all her ex- ;
penses paid for the trip to Atlan
tic City and the competition for
the title of Miss America 1998 in
Sepember. In addition she will re
ceive a full wardrobe as part of
ber Miss N. C. prize plus a coveted
Mr. Walton said yesterday that
each of the Miss Americans chosen
In Atlantic City since the contest
originated in 1921 begun her rise i
to the national beauty title in Just
*uch a home town contest as will |
be conducted here on May 11th.
Rules for participating in the
Miss Watauga County Pagent are
as follows: .
Entrants must be single and ■
never have been married.
Entrants must be a high school
graduate by September of this
Entrants age on September 1st
must not be less than 18 or more
Ulan 28 years.
Entrants must be of good
character, posses* poise, personal
ity, intelligence, charm and beauty
of face and figiM.
Entrant* must posses* and dis
play in • three minute routine
talent. This talent may be singing,
dancing, playing a musical instru
ment, dramatic reading, art dis
play, dress designing, or she may
give a three minute talk on the
career she may wish to pursue.
Job furlough are on the increase
in American industry.
STORM DAMAGE.—These two bridge! on New River were wrecked
by the recent flood waters, when more than four and a hall inches
of rain fell on Boone in 24 hours. Howell bridge, top left, just thir
side of Todd off the Big Hill road, had tons of debris washed
against it, tilting it at places to about a 45-degree angle, and the
approaches on both sides were damaged extensively. The entire
bridge will have to be removed and replaced, according to F. W.
McCracken, highway maintenance supervisor. The Caitle bridge,
top right, on the Castle Ford road, will need two spans and the pier
which tied them together replaced. Work has been delayed on re
pairing the bridges because of high and swift waters, but Mr.
McCracken expects work to begin this week. The slide, left, it at
the same place the maintenance crew had just finished removing
one last month, on the new Linville road at Shulls Mills. Tons of
solid rock and dirt covered the highway and will have to be re
moved before exact damage to the road can be determined. A sim
ilar slide covers the highway just above ihis one.
Mayor Says He's Not Running
Two Are Injured, One Critically,
When Auto Crashes On Highway 421
Two persons were in the hospital
this week, one critically hurt, due
to an accident on highway 421,
west of Boone, early Sunday morn
In another accident, in front of
the Dr. Harmon apartments on
King street, three ears were dam
aged to the amount of about $1100,
according to a report filed by Town
Policeman James Harrison. This
accident occurred at 12:30 a. m.
Highway Patrolman C. W. Mason,
who investigated the accident on
the highway, gave this acount of
the wreck: Ted Eugene Jones,
driving a 1996 Chevrolet, ran off
the road on the right side, crossed
At Blowing Rock
Mayor R. B. Hardin and R. E.
Wilton have been nominated aa
candidates for Mayor in the elec
Go To Valdese
The Appalachian State Teach era
College Orcheatra will preaent the
"Seven Last WorJ| of Christ" by
Dubois in Valdese tonight (Thurs.)
The Valdese High School Chorus,
which -has been prepared for this
performance by George Wilson,
will perform with them.
The orchestra left Boone Wed
nesday after claases to rehearse
with the High School Chorua. They
apent the night in Valdese. Nich
olas Erneston ia director of the
The famous "Seven Laat Words
of Christ" by Dubois ia one of the!
moat beautiful mualcal netting* of
the laat hours of Chriat's life on
earth. The work ia concerned with
the last vocal utterances Christ
made prior U his Iguoble death.
Dan Ragan, a music student in
the college, will travel with the
orchestra to be guest baritone
tion to be held at Blowing Rock
The nomination* were made in
a man meeting of the votera held
last Uriday night.
Nominated a* city commission
era are: J. B. Jones, F. W. Rainey,
D. W Wooten, W. C. Lenta. B. H
Moody, C. J Iaenhour. Incumbent
commissioners are K. E. Wilson.
D. W. Wooten and W. C. Lenta.
The Endowment Fund of Appa
lachian State Teacher* College re
cently purchased the Hahn pro
perty In Boone. It conaiat* of the
Watauga Hotel at 227 Eaat King
Street, the Children'* Shop at 225
Eaat King Street and a vacant
(tore building at 227 Eaat King
Street formerly occupied by Ay
en Electric Shop, and now tor
The property alao Include* the
house Vnd lot fronting on Howard
Street the farmer home of Mr.
to the left side, and went up an em
bankment; the car then overturned
into the highway and came to rest
on its left side.
This all happened about 1:40 a.
The car was traveling east, to
ward Boone, on the "County Home
Hill" and came to a stop a short
distance from the road which leads
into the new health center.
Nick Andushenko, 6017 Super
ior, Cleveland, Ohio, a passen
ger in the Jones car, is in the
Watauga Hospital with severe con
cussion and other injuries. A hos
pital spokesman declined to com
ment on the extent of Mr. Andu
•henko's injuries, but it was said
his injuries ar» aerious.
Mrs. Jones, wife of the driver,
was also In the hospital as a re
sult of her wounds. She was re
ported to have lacerations and a
Mr. Jones, whose address was
listed as Boone, Route 2, was treat
ed for lacerations but was not ad
mitted to the hospital.
The car was a total loss. Mr.
Mason stated an investigation is
being made in an effort to deter
mine the cause of the accident.
Mr. Harrison, in reporting on
the wreck in town, said a 1958
Dodge, driven by Randal Krider
Brown, of Boone, ran into a parked
1933 Chevrolet in front of the
apartment house, which rammed
a 1991 Buick in front of it, knock
ing them some 10 feet from where
they were parked. Mr. Brown was
, going cast and hit the cars on the
right side of the road.
Damage to the Brown car was
placed at *000; to the Chevrolet
owned by Willam Bruce Anderson,
• student at the college. *300; and
to the Boick, owned by Donald Leo
Broyhill, student also. 9300
Mr. Brown was charged with
Gordon H. Winkler, who haa
nerved as Mayor of Boone perhaps
more years than any other official
in its history, tells the Democrat
that he will not be a candidate for
re-election in the balloting to oe
conducted on June 18.
Mayor Winkler is finishing >ut
his seventh two-year term in the
top position in the city govern
ment, and so far as recalled this is
MAYOR GORDON WINKLER
a record tenure.
The Mayor gave the Democrat
the following italcment:
"I appreciate the friendahip and
cooperation of the people of the
community, which have resulted in
my serving aa Mayor for so long.
With your cooperation, we have
been able to accomplish a good
deal for the town.
,"I have held the position of
Mayor for • long time, and hereb^
pledge my complete cooperation
with whoever may hold the posi
tion in the future.
"I whnt to thank everyone for
their loyalty and I assure you that
I will always do everything in my
power to further promote the pro
gress and well being of Boone and
Candidates will be chosen foi
Mayor and three aldermen at part)
conventions which likely will b<
held sometime near the end ol
All detail! have been completed
j for a manufacturer of ladies' llD
j gerie to locate a new plant in
I Watauga County, provided suffici
j ent funds can be raiaed locally to
I puichase the land and construct a
Shadowline, Inc., with home of
! fice and factory in Morganton, N.
C., and a new plant in California,
will rent the building from a re
cently organized Watauga County
corporation known «s Watauga In
dustries, Inc., when funds are
raised and construction completed.
Mr. Sherrod Salsbury, president
of Shadowline, Inc., has indicated
| that future employment in the
Watauga plant should reach 400
The proposed site of the plant
is on a tract of land just outside
the eastern town limita of Boone
on U. S. 321, which is the Blowing
In order to secure the plant, it
will be necessary for the citizens
of Watauga County to purchase
stock in Watauga Industries, Inc.,
in the amount of >39,000, said a
spokesman for the corporation.
If Watauga Industries, Inc., does
not sell sufficient stock to con
struct the building, then Shadow
line's new plant will locate else
where, it wis emphasized.
A* mass meeting to discuss the
raising of these funds will be held
in the county courthouse at Boone
Wednesday evening, April 17, at
8:00 o'clock. Every citizen Inter
ested in the growth and progress
of Watauga County is urged to at
tend this meeting.
The following letter was receiv
ed by Watauga Industries, Inc., on
Tuesday, April 16, from the presi
dent of Shadowline, Inc.:
Watauga Industries, Incorporated
Boone, North Carolina
Attention Mr. Jerry Coe
Following our meeting of last
Saturday, April 13, we have reach
ed a favorable decision regarding
our proposed new plant location
tn*Boone, North Carolina. This de
cision is based on the favorable
conclusion of each of the details
which we carefully studied during
our discussion Saturday. We feel,
as each of you felt, that no diffi
culty should be encountered in re
solving these points favorably, as
Just as soon as you are in a
position to know that your plans
are completed to go ahead, we
would like to have you begin con
struction of the new factory build
ing with as little delay as possible.
As soon as we have this advice
from you, we will quickly develop
our plans for a preliminary train
ing unit while the building is un
May I take this opportunity to
thank each of you for the very
fine way in which you have work
ed with us during our early con
tacts. We have never found a more
sincere groUp of men who gave,
for the future development and
benefit of their community, so un
selfishly of their thoughts, time,
and efforts. We will be pleased
and happy to have a part In such a
Very sincerely yours,
(Signed) Sherrod Salsbury,
^Stores To Close
It has been recommended by
the Chamber of Commerce that
its members observe Easter Mon
day, April 22, as a holiday, and •
majority of Boone stores are ex
pected to be closed on that day.
[Closes Monday |,
The Health Department will be
April 12ad, Easter Mowtay.