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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY •, 1»57
The Mobile X-ray Units will be
gin operation in Watauga County
June 14th. One bus will be station
ed on King Street in Boone from
June 14th through June 26th. It
will be in operation Tuesdays
through Saturdays, between the
hours of 11:00 a. m. and 5:00 p.
m. Another unit will be in opera
tion in Blowing Rock June 14, 15,
and 18, and on the campus of Ap
palachian State Teachers College
June 20, 21, and 22. X-raying will
also be done at the Prison* Camp
and at the IRC plant in Boone.
This la a free service made pos
sible by the Tri-Cotinty Tubercu-"
losis Association through its
Christmas Seal Drive, the Tuber
culosis Section of the State Board
of Health, and the Watauga Coun
ty Health Department. This ser
vice is available to all persons IS
years of age and older. The pub
lic is urged to take advantage of
this opportunity for a free chest
The total number of persons X
rayed in Watauga County in the
1956 survey was 7,743. Of this
number, 119 persons were re-call
ed for a large chest x-ray and re
quired to have further examina
tion for possible heart condition,
cancer, tuberculosis, or other lung
| MAYOR R. B. HARDIN s
1 Mayor R. 0. Hardin, unopposed,
garnered 230 vote* in the Blow
ing Rock.city election Tuesday to
continue hia tenure at the bead of
the municipal government.
Elected on the board of com
missioners in the non-partisan
voting were: W. C. Lentz, incum
bent, who got 170 votes, Jake
Jones 179 and Jack Rainey 171.
Others on the ticket and the
votes they received follow: D. W.
Woolen 131, Chas. Icenhour 120,
Ben H. Moody 68, Spencer Rob
Red Cross Drive
At Blowing Rock
The annual Red Croat campaign
for financial support is now be
ing conducted in Blowing Rock.
Inasmuch as this area is not in
cluded in the Watauga County
United Fund it is necessary to
make this community camapign.
All of the citizens of Blowing
Rock are asked to become mem
bers of the Watauga Chapter of
the American Red Cross.
It has been suggested that all
places of business take a mem
bership at a minimum of 15; while
ill citizens take memberships of
II or more. Letters have been
sent to all the homes represented
in the Blowing Rock School. The
class showing the highest percent
age of members brought in will be
given an ice-cream treat by the
local chairman of the drive.
Many of the summer-time resi
dents of Blowing Rock share la
the support of this work. All con
tributions should be sent or
brought to the Northwestern Bank
of Blowing Rock which handles
the fund each year. Make checks
payable to The American Red
from litis is a deductable Item
no all income tat returns.
BLUE RIDGE MEMBERSHIP CORPORATION BUILDING
Blue Ridge Corporation
Moves To New Building
Neil Faries, Manager of the
Watauga District of tbe Blue
Ridge Electric Membership Cor
poration announced that on May
1st the firm moved into its new
offices located on the Blowing
Rock Road, next to the Cardinal
The building, which was con
structed by Taylor Brothers of
Lenoir, with the wiring and light
ing being done by Ayers Electric
of Boone, is one of the most mod
ern and up to date of its kind in
this area, according to Mr. Faries.
• In addition to th* office space pro
vided, there is also ample "ware
house and storage yard facilities
to take care of future needs of the
district and the 5,000 members
served in Watauga County and
Blowing Rock. The building has a
drive-in-pay window which will be
open all hours the office is open.
When the office is closed pay
ments can still be made by using
the night depository at the pay
Ample parking area has been
provided for the employees as well
as members and visitors, and a
special invitation is extended by
Mr. Faries and all the personnel
of Blue Ridge Electric to everyone
in Watauga County to come and
visit the new offices. Mrs. Pauline
Hodges, cashier and Mrs. Edna
Collins, assistant cashier will be
happy to show you aroi^. When
you visit the office, your attention
will be called especially to the
modern design of the building and
the fact that it is built from fire
resistant material. The building is
electrically heated from radiant
A special open house day is
planned for the Utter part of June.
Andrews Named Head
Of Watauga Industries
Glenn R. Andrews was elected
president of Watauga Industries,
Inc., at a meeting of the board of
Other officers elected were W.
Ralph Winkler, vice president;
Herman Anderson, secretary; and
GLENN R. ANDREWS
R. D. Hodges, Jr., treasurer.
The board of director! was
elected at a meeting of the stock
holders held earlier the same day.
They are E. F. Coe, G. R. An
drews, W. R. Winkler, Wade E.
Brown, D. L Wilcox. W H. Gragg,
Wayne Richardson, R. D. Hodges,
Jr., and W. W. Chester. Chosen as
alternate directors were R. W.
Colvard, J. C. Goodnight, and Dr.
R. H. Harmon.
A building committee was ap
pointed by President Andrews,
consisting of E. F. Coe, D. L. Wil
cox, and W. R. Winkler.
The corporation, formed to pro
mote industry in Watauga County,
is currently engaged in a stock
selling drive to raise funds to pur
chase land and erect a building
for Shadowline, Inc., of Morgan
ton. manufacturer of ladies lin
gerie, which has agreed to estab
lish a plant here provided the
building is furnished. The firm
will lease the property with option
to buy from the local corporation.
About $32,000 has been raised
through stock subscriptions by
Watauga County citizens toward
an estimated $70,000 to $75,000
that will be required for the pro
ject. The corporation has arranged
to borrow the balancc as soon as
a major portion of the amount is
raised, a goal that has not yet
been reached. Oother investors
are invited to become stockhold
ers at $100 a share, officials an
nounced, adding that investments
in the corporation are expected to
pay dividends at the rate of 4%
Stock certificate* are now be
ing issued as subscriptions are
paid, said Treasurer Hodges.
Democrat Staffer Writes Of Tour;
Monaco, Fabulous France Visited
(Editor'! Noto: This is the
first of ■ min »f travel letters
to be written by Miss River*,
daughter of Publisher and Mrs.
Rob Rivers, who Is s Euro
pean tear with Miss Connie
Rogers of Chicago.)
By JANE RIVERS
SS Constitution, April IS.—What
a wonderful two days in New
York, thanks to Neil Hartley (a
Boone man, who's a big name in
New York show businesa). We've
aeen the story-book glamour, from
the incongruoua sight of high
booted policemen on horseback,
making their way down Fifth Av
enue, among taxis and trolleys, to
Times Square at night. We hur
ried through Sacks nnd Bonwit
Tellers with frantic pre-Easter
shoppers. But the most exciting
part of all would not have been
possible without Neil. We saw his
show. "Middle of the Night," and
afterwards we were wished a plea
sant trip by Edward G. Robinson
Backstage "At My Pair Lady'
we saw the exquisite costumes (the
wardrobe miatreas is a North Caro
linian). We had choice seats at
the (bow, which even rarpawet
the praise of the critics. Then to
Sardi's for dinner. We were sur
rounded by stars—Paul Douglas
and Sonny Davis, Jr., Arlene Dahl
and Fernando Lamas only a couple
of tables away.
To have the happiest memories
of a place, they say, you should
leave when you're enjoying it
most. And that'* Just what we
did! Before we knew it, bands
were playing and confetti and
streamers flying through the air.
We were standing on the bridge
deck of the SS Constitution, of the
American Export Lines, waving
madly at the hundreds of people
Jammed onto pier 84. Finally their
(aces were blurred and we saw only
a mass of color aa the liner glided
out of the harbor. We were on our
way! Connie and I love the ship.
The staterooms are elegant, the
food perfection, shuffleboard, ping
pong, the latest movie*, complete
lending libraries, gift shop* and
beauty salon*. We waste do much
time trying to decide what to do
next If we want boullion or sand
wiches, at anytime, day or night,
the tray i* (here almost before
we put the phone down, at no add
ed charge, and at dinner, you can
have everything on the menu if
you want—steaks. lobster, or deli
cious European dishes.
The only thing that bothered us
at first was the motion and vibra
tion. We are beginning to notice
it leaa now, and I think we have
Connie and I attended Good Fri
day and Eaater aervicea in the aud
itorium. Both were quite Impres
aive. An organ recital and a
special service were held Easter
Sunday. Thia morning the (hip be
gan to ctow down noticeably. We
looked out to aee the Rock of Gi
braltar phead of ua—Spain on the
port aide and Africa • tar board
I can't believe It! The "Plloto"
has come to guide ua into the har
bor of Algeccroa, a beautiful little
fclty of whit* stucco against a roll-1
ing green landscape. Some Spanish
aailon are already aboard, and cus
toms officials art taking care of the
Woe made so many new ac
quaintances in this short time. An
Italian tour conductor at our din
ner table, an English steward, and
especially the purser. Mr. Cotton
Picker! The latter Uvea in Sor
rento, Italy—not Alabama!
Paris, April JO.—We can't bo
CContinued on page three)
Appalachian Finals Will
Get Under Way Sunday
By EAKLEEN G. PRITCHETT
The commencement program
will begin at Appalachian State
Teachers College with the bacca
laureate service on Sunday, May '
12. at two-thirty in the afterifcon.
This program will be held in the
auditorium of the health, physical
education «nd recreation building.
The sermon will be preached by
Dr. J. Clay Madison, pastor of the
First Methodist Church of Mor
The college orchestra, directed
by Nicholas Erneston, will play
Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"
for the processional, and the audi
ence. directed by Mrs. Virginia
Wary Linney, will sing "He Lead
eth Me" by Bradbury for the first
The invocation will be given by
the Rev. J. K. Parker, Jr., pastor
of the Boone Presbyterian Church;
the audience will sing "Savior,
Like A Shepherd, Lead Us", and
the Scripture will be read by the
Rev. L. H. Hollingsworth. pastor
of the First Baptist Church of
Boone. Mrs. Linney will direct the
college choir in a special number,
"Onward Christian Soldiers," and
the introduction of the guest mini
ster will be given by the Rev. E.
H. Lowman, pastor of the First
Methodist Church of Boone.
Following the singing of "A
Mighty Fortress la Our God", by
the audience, the benediction will
be said by the Rev. E. F. Trout
man, pastor of fhe Grace Lutheran
Church of Boone, and the reces-1
sional "Grand March from 'Aida' " ,
will be pldftd by the orchestra.
Dr. J. Clay Madison, the bac
calaureate minister, is a native of j
Iredell County, and was educated
in the county schools there. He
graduated from High Point Col
lege in 1932, has studied at the j
Divinity School of the University
of Chicago and at the Duke Uni- J
versify School of Religion. He
holds the D. D. degree from High
Point College. He was ordained |
into the Methodist ministry in,
1934, and served as chaplain of I
the U. S. Army for that year.
Dr. Madison haa served as pas
tor of the Lebanon Methodist,
Church in High Point as student
pastor, as pastor of the First
Methodist Churches of High Point, [
Waynesville, Hickory and Con
cord, and has been at the First j
Methodist Church in Morganton
(Continued on page three)
Doyle To Speak
To Chamber Of
Howard J. Doyle of SUtesville
will be the principal speaker at
the May meeting of the Boone
Chamber of Commerce, which will
be held at noon Tuesday, May 14,1
at the Boone Trail Restaurant.
Mr. Doyle, representing the I
North Carolina Forestry Commia- ■
sion and the Furniture Plywood
and Veneer Council of North Caro
lina. will present an illustrated ,
lecture on the value of hardwood,
ita management and utilization,
how to care for it, when to cut It,
and when to sell it.
Every farmer who has any ash,!
oak. hickory, or any other kind of
hardwood on his place should hear j
Mr. Doyle's talk, said Stanley A.
Harris, manager /at the Chamber.
All farmers are invited, and every
member is expected to attend the
meeting, he added.
Mr. T. M. Greer, manager of
the Winn-Dixie Stores, state* that
the response to his company's
Anniversary sale was se great last
week that the event is being con
tinued this week.
The many outstanding values
being offered are outlined in the
advertising columns of this editiotf
of the Democrat.
IRC Salesmen Visit Boone
IRC VISITORS.—James Hendrix, foreman (on the right), explains to sales representatives ol the Inter
national Resistance Company how power wound resistors are wound by Mrs. Helen Huff, operator. The
talesmen were in Boone on a guided tour through the plant last we«k.—Staff photo by Joe C. Minor.
Sales representatives from four
teen states in the South and South
west of the International Resist
ance Company sales personnel were
in Boone last Thursday touring
the local plant and learning about
the product they sell. There were
forty salesmen in the group.
Occasion for the visit was the
Regional Sales Conference, which
was held here in Boone and at
the IRC plant in Asheville. Thin
is the firit meeting of this type to I
be held here to allow the sale* I
representative* to see in person
the actual manufacturing of pro
ducts the IRC make.
The first day of the conference
was held at the Manor in Asheville
on Wednesday. On Thursday ihe
salesmen came to Boone where
they had lunch at the Mountaineer
Room at the college, and then
visited the Boone plant After the
tour through the plant, a sale*
presentation of the products manu
factured in Boone was made.
After the tour and meeting, the
representatives went to Blowing
Rock were they had dinner at the
Walauga Inn, before going back
to Asheville for a final confernce
Watauga Beauty Pageant
Gay Event Of Saturday
Dan Walton, chairman of Miss
Watauga County Pageant has an
nounced that Misa Faye Arnold
Broyhill has volunteered to assist
in making local pageant success
ful. Misa Broyhill was Miss North
Carolina of 1955. She is now at
tending Appalachian State Teach
ers College and is residing at her
home in Blowing Rock.
The Miss Watauga County Pag
eant festivities will begin with a
parade consisting of all young
ladies entered in the contest. The
parade will start at Smithey's
Store and end at the College Book
store. After the parade there will
be a tea at the Mountaineer Room
where the girls will have a chance
to meet each other and the Judges
informally. The parade will be
gin at 2 o'clock p. m., Saturday,
The pageant will begin at 7:30
p. m. at the Boone Elementary
School auditorium. The contest
ants will be judged in evening
dresses. bathing «uita, personal ap
pearance, poiae and talent. The
Jaycees believe that this pageant
will be the moat entertaining pre
sentation of this type ever to be
held in Watauga County.
Tickets (or the pageant are now
on sale at Boone at the College
Bookstore, Boone Drug Company,
Carolina Pharmacy, Stories Soda
Shop in Blowing Hock. Admission
will be 11.00 for adults and $.90
for children and students.
The entries of the pageant will
receive $900.00 in prizes and
scholarships and an all-expense
paid trip to Burlington in June
from the Jaycees and the merch
ants and doctors in Boone. Follow
m , m ... hhp . jbjp « '«< v i "•■■w-ti
Mr.. Henry ChrUtw# Henry, it.. and Michael. left April 13, lor Puit.
France, where they joined I'fc. Henry ChrUtian who will be itattooed
ing is a list of merchants who have
contributed gifts and services to
the winner of the pageant:
Mayflower Beauty Salon, Stal
lings Jewelry, Appalachian Thea
tre, Carolina Pharmacy, Gateway
Restaurant, Caudill's Dept. Store,
Bill's Shoe Store, McGuire's Beau
ty Salon, Smith's Studio, Boone
Drug Co., Belk's Dept. Store, Por
ter's Beauty Salon, Hunt's Dept
Store, Newton's Dept. Store, Por
ter's Flower Shop, Walker's Jew
elry Store, College Bookstore,
Paul Weston Studio, Palmer'a
Eateries And Sponsors
Joan Foy, A. S. T. C., Greene
Buick Motor Co.
Pat Harwood, A. S. T. C, eo
sponsored by Watauga Insurance
Co. and Blue Ridge Motors.
Carol Jean Presslar, A. S. T. C.,
sponsored by the Lions Club of
Sheila Gilley, Appalachian High
(Continued on page three)
Dr. Workman Is
New Lions Prexy
Dr. J. H. Workman of Appala
chian State Teachers College was
elected president of tb« Boone
Lions Cl«b for the year beginning
July 1, at the last regular meeting
of the club Tuesday, night. April
18. He succeeds Ira S. Ayer*.
A. E. Itamby, Jr., advanced to
first vice president. Guy Hunt to
second vice president, and Dr. J.
R. Melton was elected third vice
Other officers elected were W.
Ralph Tugman, secretary; succeed
ing C. A. Price; J. H. Thomas,
treasurer, re-elected; Frank
Payne and the Rev. J. K. Parker,
Jr. Tail Twisters; and William S
Huffman. Lion tamer.
New directors are E. F. C'oe
and W. Guy AngeU, elected for a
two-year term to succeed James
B. Winkler and Edwin S. Dough
erty, whose terms are expiring.
Other directors whose terms
pi re in 1998 are C. JH Yates
V. G. Rollins. ||1
The new officer*
be beld Jl