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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, June 13, 1957, Image 1

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WATAUG EMBCRAT Sixty-Ninth Year of Continuous Publication An Independent Weekly Newspaper BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE U, IM7 Horn Flash Shot, Dairy Month, Plant News Topics C.ofC. By V. G. ROLLINS Leo Derrick, publicity director of Horn in the Weit, stressed the importance of filling the Daniel Boone Theatre with people Saturday njght when the Sylvania Corporation will make several "mammoth flash shots" of the theatre to be used in their national advertising. "This is publicity that cannot be bought," Derrick told the Chamber of Commerce at its June meeting Tuesday. "It can be invaluable to Horn in the West promotion-wise if these shots show a theatre full of people. Otherwiae, it can hurt instead of help." Hugh Morton, who aranged the event in connection with the Carolina Press Photography Clinic at Grandfather Mountain, has estimated that it could be worth "at least $10,000" in publicity for the drama. Derrick said. Cecil Campbell and the Tennessee Ramblers, with the Jolly Sisters, all well-known recording, television, and radio stars will provide an hour of entertainment beginning at 8 o'clock. Sylvania will make the flash shots during intermission and at the conclusion of the show, while scenes from Horn in the West are being rehearsed on the stage. Sylvania representatives have stated that the pictures will. likely be published in many leading newspapers and magazines. Dairy Month In other matters discussed at the meeting, County Agent L. E. Tuckwiller reminded the group that June is National Dairy Month, and urged full cooperation in its observance. "The dairy industry is an important part of Watauga County economy," he said. He estimated that $140,000 is spent annually for milk by Boone families. Tuckwiller suggested that the Chamber sponsor a Dairy Princess to represent the county in the area competition to be held at Elkin on June 21. The state Dairy Princess contest will be held at a later date, he said. Mrs. Roy A. Rudy, who with Mr. Rufty operates Hillside Dairy in Boone, extended an invitation to the public to viait the dairy on South Depot Street during the month, and "ace how your milk ia processed, packaged, and delivered. Cleanup Report Mrs. B. W. Stallings and Mrs. Mae Miller, speaking for the Worthwhile Woman's Club and the Blue Ridge Garden Club, reported on the recent city-wide cleanup campaign, citing improvements in several vacant lota and other pointa in the city. Mrs. Stallings recommended that a general planning committee composed of members of participating organizations be appointed in advance of next year's intensified drive. In the meantime, she said, weeds in vacant lots should be mowed periodically during the summer months. New Plant Hal Johnson, superintendent of the Boone plant of Shadowline, Inc., now being constructed just off the Blowing Rock road, reported that the pilot training school which he is conducting in the new Goodnight building on Howard Street is making good progress, having produced some 300 dozen gowns so far. "We hope to move into the new building between the first and fifteenth of July," he added. The plant will employ 80 to 100 persons at the start, Johnson said, and will manufacture cotton gowns at firat, with the entire Shadowline line of high quality lingerie expected to be produced here in the future. Summer School Dr. W. H. Plemmons, president of Appalachian Slate Teachers College, said registration for summer school is now in progress, and prospects are "normal", with 1600 to 1800 expected to enroll. Dr. Plemmons pointed out that ASTC is the only institution of higher learning in the state which operates at capacity on a year 'round basis. Winkler Chosen Head Jr. Chamber Commerce James W. Winkler has been elected president of the Boone Junior Chamber of Commerce for the coming year to succed Dr. Gene Reese, who has been named a JAMES W WINKLER State director. Other new officers elected ire: C»rl B. Greene, firat vico-pre*ident: Baxter Hardy, (econd vieepresident; Norman laenhour, sec retary ; and Von Hagaman, treasurer. Ted Hagaman, Joe Hartley and Paul Younce were elected to the board of director* for another year, while Dave Reich, Dwight Isenhour and Grady Moretz, Jr., were picked for two years on the board. Bill Winkler and Frank Steel, Jr.. were selected as the new "feather-pluckers." Projects of the past year were discussed and the club felt that the following were the most successful and appreciated by the town and would definitely be continued this year: "Miss Watauga County" beauty pageant, annual fait Kleenex sale, needy Christinas shopping tour, Voice of Democracy High School speech contest. Youth Activities 'supervision of high school gym on Saturday mornings during the winter months) and Watauga county's Young Farmer of the Year award. Earl Payne, delegate to the State Jaycee convention at Asheville, gave a report on the election of State ofifcers and other business of the convention. -j. Registration starts iFor Summer School Registration got under way at Appalachian^* tale Teacher* Colleg* Tueeda™ and while detailed .'ikiires could not yet be secured, •peculation if that the Aral aummer term will be nineteen hundred or room, to reach or exceed laal year'a record attendance. Classes will meet Wednesday, and regiatration will not be completed until Friday. 'The -first group of short term students is cxpcctcd June 24. The first summer term will end July 19. The second session will begin July 22 and but until August 23. Blanton Infant Dies On Friday The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blanton died late Friday afternoon at the Watauga Hospital. He was buried Saturday afternoon [ at Balm. I " . ' Chest X-Ray Clinic To Open In County Friday Final arrangements have been made for the chest x-ray clinic which opens in the county on the 14th. Mrs. Frances C. Francis, chairman of the District Tuberculosa Association, issues this statement: "I hope that every individual over 15 years of age will get their free x-rays, particularly those requiring health cards— foodhandlers. baby sitters, beauticians, dairymen, school teachers. The x-ray takes only a few minutes and there is no undressing. You receive a confidential report within a few weeks." Mrs. Herman Eggers is the chairmen of the volunteer help in Boone, and women from the local churches will act as clerk*. Mias Jean Childers is chairman for the hostess group. In Blowing Rock, Mrs. Charles Smo4t, President of the Woman's Hospital Auxiliary, is in charge of the clerical help. The members of the Community Club will assist with the hostess. The Unit will be located on King Street in Boone—hours 11 to 5:00, Tuesdays through Satur uaya. In Blowing Rock the Survey Bui will be located in the center of town, with the same hours. Mrs. Francis concludes: "It is { Well to remember that tuberculosis can be passed front one person to another, and that every new case of TB comes from an old case, so we must stop the spread of infection if we are to protect people from this disease. Be sure —get a free chest x-ray—remember x-ray can see through your chest." Savings, Loan Hikes Interest To Investors The Watauga Savings and Loan Association will pay full paid shareholders 34 per cent dividends, starting July 1, it was announced Friday by W. H. Gragg. secretary of the Association. Mr Gragg states that this action will result in the paymcnt^of several thousand extra dollars to the investors of this area, and is in line with the policy of many other Associations in this section. Lloyd Isaacs Taken By Death Lloyd Conley Isaacs, 76, of Beaver Dam section died on June 6. Funeral services were held June 8 at 2:00 p. m at the Bethel Baptist Church, ^urial was in the Bethel cemetery. Rev. J. H. Crisp and Rev. Carl Wilson pnached the funeral. Survivors are Mrs. Elizabeth Isaacs of the home, Lloyd and Rod Isaacs of Sugar Grove. Butler Isaacs of Vilas, Raleigh Isaacs of Wytherille, Va.; five daughters. Mrs. Iva Lee Shull and Mrs. Simon Shull of Sugar Grove, Mr*. Bertha Simeax of Neva, Tenn. Mrs. Mack Brown of Vilas, and Mr*. Floyd Halhrooks of Taxewell. Va.; a brother. Charlie of Michigan and a sister. Mrs. Mm Hoibrooks of Cucumber, Wcu Va. GET AUTO DEALER POSTS—When the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association met in Aaheville recently, it honored two Boone leaders in the industry by giving them official posts in the organization. Mr. Glenn Andrews, left, local Chevrolet dealer, wa* elected to the Board of Directors, while W. B. Winkler, right, Ford dealer, was named Secretary of the Association. Since official positions in the organization have usually gone to the larger cities, it is felt that Boone has been particularly honored in this regard. Local Boys Rehearse For Sword Dance Last Saturday an English Sword Dance, planned for this summer's folk festivals, was rehearsed at the festival platform by local boys. Boone people and visitors were present. Folk games and country dances were enjoyed. Leslie Skeens, a folk singer from Berea College, sang with hi! guitar. Next Saturday, June IS, the 8th pre-festival gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p. m. at tha platform near the outdoor theater. Leslie Skeens will again be present, and John Putnam from Peabody College will bring hia dulcimer. The last pre-festival meeting is at 2 p. m. on Saturday, June 22. The Daniel Boone Folk Arts Council will hold its second noon meeting on Thursday, June 20 at the Gateway Restaurant. Anyone interested in helping with this summer's series of folk festivals is urged to attend this lunch meeting at 12 noon in the back room of the restaurant. The 1997 summer programs of mountain folk ways begin officially on Saturday, June 29 at 3 o'clock, and continue every fair Saturday throughout July and August. Events for young people •tart at 3 p. m. and activities for adults begin at 4 p. m. The Saturday folk festivals are sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Historical Association and are devoted to living uses oi genuinely enjoyable tradition of Anglo-Celtic origin as preserved in America from pioneer days Songs, ballads, old hymns, folk games and country dances, music on banjo, fiddle, and dulcimer and tales, are presented by local people and visitors. All program) are free. Attend Savings & Loan Sessions Messrs H. Grady Farthing, Pres ident, C. M. Critcher, vice-presi dent and W. H. Gragg, secretarj of the Watauga Savings and Loar Association are attending the an nual convention of the North Car olina Savings and Loan League, ir •ession at Virginia Beach. The) are to return Wednesday. While away Mr. Gragg will visit * daughter, Mrs. Claud Todd, Mr Todd and family at Hampton, Va Miss Bingham Enters State Beauty Contest Miss Rebecca Bingham, daughter of Mr. and Mr*. W. S. Bingham of Boone, returned Sunday from Hcndemonville whore »he entered the State VFW Beauty content of North Carotin*. Rebecca wa» named "Niu Pinnacle of Stoke* County' 'and "Mia* District U of the Women'* Auxiliary." At Henderaonvtlle *he enteral! the State conteit and placed 4th in the State. The winner of the con test. Mis* Shirley lUnaon of Monroe won a trip to Miami. OTor ida and the National contest to bi hold in August. Highlight* of the content wen dancct in honor of conteatanta banquets. and the coi-natton hoi which featured Thurman Neal'i Orchestra. The beauty eonteat ended will a parade through the town o Henrteritonvillc Saturday after > \ * I Republicans Name Slate Candidates Interest In City Election Is Mounting With the nomination of a Republican ticket last Wednesday evening, following the fielding of the incumbent Democratic flate, the shaping of the first active municipal election campaign for several years began to take place. Herman Wilcox, for many years president of the Boone Chamber of Commerce was nominated by the Republicans to oppose Mayor Gordon H. Winkler, the incumbent, who has served as Mayor for fourteen years. The Republican candidates for aldermen are Fred M. Gragg, per sonnel manager for the International Resistance Co., Dr. Williair M. Smith, physician, and Cecil M Greene, sales representative foi C. M. McClung fc Co. The Democratic candidates whc had been named in convention ■ week earlier are: Howard Cottrell manager of the College Book Store; Wayne Richardson, co owner of the Boone Drug Com pany; and Grady Tug man, of th« Watauga Hardware, Inc. They an all incumbents. The present Democratic adminii stration hadn't been challenged b> , the Republican party for a number of years. W. H. Gragg was the last Republican Mayor, and went out of office fourteen years ago. Considerable interest is deve loping in the city, election cam paign, and more than usual act! vity was noted about the city hal Saturday as new voters appeare< to register. The books will opei again next Saturday, when other who have not been registered may qualify for the franchise. The election will be held Tues day, June 18th. | Summer School Band To Begin Rehearsals The summer school band o ASTC will begin rehearsal 01 June 20 at 4:0O p. m. in the Fin Arts Building. The band wilt give concerts 01 the lawn, as In the past summeri for the students and town people These concerts will be given a 6:00 on Monday evening. Thos< interested should watch" the pape for announcements. Any one wb plays a band instrument is invil ed to play In the band. Rehearss will be from 4 to S o'clock oi Mondays and Wednesdays. Winkler Again Elected By Ford Dealers W. R. Winkler, of the Winkle Motor Co., Boone has been r< elected to the Ford Advertlaln Committee for North and Bout Carolina. The election was by a null be lot of all the Ford dealers in th two states. It Is the responsibility of th committee to buy all the advert! ing of all types for the Ford o ganlzation in the two states. Th aggregate amount of this publieM is near one million dollars p< year. , Mr Winkler expresses his b 'lief that advertising Ui the loci newspaper la the moat effecth medium he haa ever discovered. Members of the committee, wit ! their wives, are in Sea Island, G today holding their Initial met ing with officials of the Ford C from Detroit, Norfolk, and A lanta They are laying plana fi the 1M7-M advertising prograr The meeting will last throui Sunday. General Maxwell Taylor, arm chief of staff, says he aeeepted Se reUry Wilson's decision to Uii long-range mimic developmei over to the Air Force, Smith Is Elected District Governor A. It Smith of the Boone Lions Club was elected District Governor of District 31-B Tuesday at the North Carolina convention of Lioni International, held in Asheville. He is the third member of the Boone club to be named ai District Governor. Others who have served la the post in former yean are Richard E. Kelley and Dr. D. J. Whitener. Head of the chemistry department of Appalachian State Teachers College, Lion Smith has been a member of the Boone Lions Club since 1M4. He was elected president of the club in 1047. Important tone and district offices he has held In Lions International include cabinet secretary of District 31-B, zone chsirman, deputy district governor, and chairman of the district bulletin committee. He has also served on several state convention committees. A Key Member, Liifti Smith has a perfect attendance record for the duration of his membership In the Boone club, and has not missed a State or international Lions convention in the past ten years. He is a graduate of Wake Forest College and the University of North Carolina, and Is a member of the following faculty commiti tees at ASTC: executive, advisory, | curriculum, and school council. He ii a member of the board of deacons of the Boone Baptist Church and teacher of the Men's Bible Claia. He is a Maaon and Past Master of Snow Lodge No. 363. A resolution adopted by the ; Boone Lions Club in endorsing his ' candidacy stated in part: "Lion A. R. Smith will carry with him to the District Governorship the same qualities of hard work, leadership, and loyalty which have made him an outstanding member of the Boone club." I School Bus Drivers Compete In Roadeo The second annual district Bus Driver Roadeo was held on the new Appalachian Elementary •cuool playground Tuesday, June 4. Twenty-eight school bus drivers representing seven adjoining counties competed (or first place and a chance to compete in the State Roadeo in Chapel Hill later this month. George Stockton, a senior from i North Cove High School in McDow! ell county, placed first in the boys' division. Peggy Turnmlre, i a senior from Hudson High School , in Caldwell county, placed first in . the girls' division. Th« two win1 ning drivers will compete against ; winners in the other thirty disr tricts in the 8tate during the State > Roadeo at Chapel Hill. First place boy and girt winner 1 in the State contest will be award1 ed a five-hundred dollar scholarship; second place winners will be awarded two hundred dollar scholarships. All participants in the district contest were senior drivers who had completed at least one year of safe driving without a chargeable accident. The following drivers represented this county in the Roadeo: Wayn« Hampton, Appalachian; Al' len Triplett, Blowing Rock; Errol K Shook, Cove Creek; Ernest Sout, I Bethel. In an effort to creat more interest in the Roadeo and to recognize the work and effort! of local drivers during the pait year, the County Board of Education supplemented the State awards by selecting one outstanding driver from each school in addition ot the county winner in the district roadeo. Allen Triplett, a senior from Blowing Rock, placed first in the roadeo in competion with other seniors from this county. He was awarded a one-hundred dollar War Bond in recognition of his outstanding score in the roadeo and upon the recommendation of his principal, the chief mechanic, the local patrolman, and the driver education representative. Fifty dollar War Bonds were awarded to the driver from each school that ranked highest in competition with other drivers from : that school. The following drivers i were selected as recipients of the | award: Thomas Townsend, Blowing Rock; Jon Coffey, Appalachian; Paul Moody, Cove Creek; Gerald Lawrence, Bethel. Awards were presented to the winning drivers by Superintendent Guy Angell. 1 ; Press Photographers { To Visit Photo Clinic LINVILLE—"Mr. PrpM Photo-1 grapher". Joe Costa, will be one of the featured tpeakcrt it the an-1 nual Grandfather Mountain Amateur-Prof ettional Camera Clinic here Saturday and Sunday, Juno 19-16. The clinic, tponxored by the Carolina! Pratt Photographers AttociatiMi, hat 1U bl«o«t and beat known faculty in history. Alto on top aa tpeaken art J. Winton Lemen of Eaatman Kodak and Tom WalUrt of The Charlotte Newt, Southern Photographer of the Year. The Carolina Photo Queen will be crowned at the event and a Big Flath Shot will be taken by tl "Horn in the Wett" outdoor drama at nearby Boone. Mr. Casta will direct the %h with Virgil Patterson of Charlotte. Mr. Patterson will represent Sylvanla Electric Products Corp. President Tom Franklin, Jr. of CPPA haa also called a Sunday noon meeting of the asaociation. Cecil Campbell and his Tennessee Ramblers, plus the Jolly Sisters, will entertain at Boone. •Amateur and professional camera fans art invited to the CPPA annual affair. There is no entry faa, registration foe and participants do not have to be members of the Press Photographers Association. Traffic Death* . RALEIGH—The Motor Vehicles Department's summary of traffic death* through 10 a. m. June 10: KUlrd this year: 427. KUhxl to data last year: 400.

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