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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, June 27, 1957, Image 1

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Fop 69 Years An Independent Weekly Nete*paper . .. Sixty-Ninth Year of Continuoiu Publication BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE *7, IM7 Dr. Wey Named Dean Graduate School; Dr. Yoder Is Promoted Among the items of business on the agenda of the Board of Trust- I ees of Appalachian State Teachers College which met at the college last Wednesday were a num-! br of local interest The report of Dean D. J. Whitener showed over-all improvement in student efficiency during the past year, as a result of the tightening of requirements through ! academic counseling, particularly through the offices of the dean of men and dean of women. His report dealt also with such phases of the college as faculty and student morale, traffic and parking, health, committees and bulletins, public programs, curriculum, and extension and placement. Mr. H. R. Eggers, the registrar, showed that the enrollment of the college has been increasing steadily over the past several years, and that new admissions for next year are at least 75 more than on the same date last year. Dr. Herbert W. Wey. for the graduate school, reported that the graduate school is increasing in enrollment, in quality of work, and in prestige. Mr. Chapell Wilson, director of the summer sessions, showed that the summer enrollment also has been increasing steadily over the past several years, and stated that the growth of the summer session should continue. Mr. Barnard Dougherty, vicepresident and comptroller, and Dr. W. H. Plemmons, the president, reported that $2,997,707 had been granted to the college by the last General Assembly. This includs operational funds for next year covering salaries, wages, general expense, and includes these improvements: Renovate the cafeteria; build and equip a new home economics building; renovate the old home economics building into an administration building; boiler for the central heating plant; roads, walks, landscaping; buil and equip new industrial arts building; renovate Daupb-Blan and White Hall dormitories; and furniture for the new wing to be added to East under a Federal loan. In addition. the »um of ft,7M,000 was let aside from which Appalachian may construct two dormitories— one to replace Lovill Hall, and one i additional student dormitory.] Among the itema which had been | requested by the college, but which were not granted an additional student dormitory, by the General Assembly, were an additional student dormitory', a student union building, renovation of the old elementary school, and renovation of the present administration building. Three items were granted which had not been requested by the college—temperature control system for the heating plant, campus lighting, and rewiring the high. school building. The board approved the recommendation that Dr. Herbert W. Wey be named to succeed Mr. Chapell Wilson as dean of the graduate school. Mr. Wilson had asked that he be relieved of such duties. Dr. Julian C. Yoder was named head of the social studies department, succeeding Dr. D. J. Whitener, dean of the college, who also had asked to be relieved of the chairmanship of the department. The appointment of Robert G. Light of St. Louis, Missouri, as head basketball coach and faculty member was announced, as well as that of J. Frank Randall, native North Carolinian, to the department of biology faculty. Dr. Plemroo^tt also reported i that 44 scholarships had been 1 granted by the college to needy and worthy students this year, and that the Living Endowment Fund, established by the class of 1936. now amount to $2,890.83 BULLETIN Rofekctt catered Andrew* Chevrolet Co, Tuesday Bight, taking some 12,590 la currency. Entrance was Bade through a back window aad the safe was pried open. Valuable papers. Insurance policies, etc., were strewn about the office by the marauders. Perkinsville Baptist Church To Have Anniversary Service The Perkinsville Baptist Church will observe its tenth anniversary Sunday, with an all day service, beginning with Sunday School at 10 o'clock. The Rec. C. H. Kincaid, a former paator of the church, will apeak at 11 o'clock and "services will adjourn for dinner at 12:15 p. m. The afternoon service will begin at 1:90 p. m. and the history of the Sunday school will be given by S. i. Barnea, first superintendent »t 1 *3 p. m. The hiatory of the church wti bo read by Clyde R Greene, son of the first paator of the church, the late Rev. N. M. Greene, after which the church note wilt be burned by Judd Barnes, Mrs Maggie Adams, Mrs. Tipton Greene, and Mrs. George Austin, charter member* of the church. fc vy j* i Following the note burning cercntony Ike ctauth building will ftp formally dedicated by the member* of the church. The church wai organized June 2$, 1947, with thirty-three charter member*, twenty-*ix of them still being member* of the church. The church hf* been Meued with a continuoua growth from the thirtythree charter member* to a membership of two hundred and tixtyfire. The organizing counil of the church waa composed of N. M. Greene, chairman. Clyde R. Greene, aecretary, R. C. Egger*. W. D. Aaheiy, Homer Lane, N. L. Barne*. ■Iiidd Barne*, P. M. Winkler. M. W. Day, and Arthur Triplett The pnator* in order have bees the Rev*. N. M. Greene. C. H.'Klncaid, Cecil Glenn and Km W. Weat The first aenriee waa bald in the preient building in Oftemher of IMS and UH> Paatorium waa Im 190*. ma 4-H CLUB DRESS REVUE participants in Boone last week were, front row, lett to right: Ruth Ann Robinson, Elaine Edmisten, fiiat and second place w inners in the senior division; Jo Ann Winebarger and Kathryn Greer, first and second place winners In th e junior division; back row Mildied Arnette, Dorothy Roberts, and Barbara Townsend. Watauga 4-H Dress Revue Is Held; A List Of The Winners The Watauga County 4-H Dress Revue was held Thursday, June 20 in the Baptist Church in Boone with several girls participating. Winner of the senior division was Ruth Ann Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Robinson of Reese. She will receive an all expense paid trip to Raleigh for State 4-H Club week. She will model her dress there with the girls from all the other counties in North Carolina. Second place winner in the senior division was Elaine Edmisten, daughter of Mr. and llrs. George Edmisten of Sugar Grove. Jo Ann Winebarger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Winebarger of Zionville was first place winner In the junior division. She will receive an all expense paid trip to 4-H Camp in Waynesville. Second place winner In the junior division was Kathryn Greer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady Greer of Green Valley. Dress lengths were given to the second place winners Others participating and who also had lovely dresses were: Barbara Townsend and Dorothy Roberts of Boone senior 4-H club and Mildred Arnette of Bethel senior 4-H club. Mrs. Bob Davis and Peggy Lonnon were judges. Prizes were donated by: Northwestern Bank, Boone. Boone Fabric Shop, and Hunt's Department. Store. Food Sale To Be Held Here The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Hopewell Methodist Church will sponsor a food sale in front of the Fabric Shop in Boone Saturday June 28, beginning at 10 o'clock. Home-baked cakes, pies, cookies and other foods will be sold. Proceeds from the food sale will be used for work on the Hopewell Church, says Mrs. Troy Norris, President of the WSCS. Scottie Hodges has earned a position on the Dean's List just released for the .spring term at King's College in" Charlotte. Miss Hodges, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hodges of Triplett, is a general business student who en- 1 tered King's in April^l957 Blowing Rock Opens New Swimming Pool The new $40,000 municipal swimming pool at Blowing Rock was opened to the public last Saturday. Located on the back aide of the city recreation park on Main Street, the Olympic pool has 5,100 square feet of concrete deck, said Mayor R. B. Hardin. It is heated and is equipped with the latest filtering equipment, underwater lights, and modern bath houses. A lifeguard is on duty at all times at the pool, which is also open at night, said Mayor Hardin. The project was financed by a city bond issue. Boone Rotary Club To Induct Officers Bernard Cook Rites Tuesday Alvin Bernard Cook, 37, of Boone, Route 1, passed away at 9 p. m. Sunday, June 23, at his home, following a short ilinew. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, June 29, at Rutherwood Baptist Church, and burial was in the Cook cemetery. Officiating at the rites were the pastor, the Rev. Glenn Huffman, assisted by the Rev. Will Cook and the Rev. Raymond Hendrix. The body was placed in state at the church for an hour prior to the rites. Born in Watauga County on Sept. 4. 1880, he was a son of the late Alfred and Alice Sherrill Cook. A farmer, he was a member of Rutherwood Baptist church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Willimae Hurst Cook; two sons, Billy and Tommy Cook of the home; a daughter, Dorothy Cook of the home; five brothers, Earl, Hade, and George Cook, all of Boone. T. B. Cook of Rogers. Ark., and W. C. Cook of Joliet, Mont.; and five sisters, Mrs. Lois Keys. Mrs. Nell Keys, and Mrs. J. C. Winkler, all of Lenoir. Mrs. Anna , Fowler of Newport News, Va., j and Mrs. H. E. Vannoy of Snoh- j omish. Wash. Methodists To Break Ground Next Sunday The congregation of the Boone Methodist Church will Join In • ground-breaking ceremony Sunday, June 90. at 12:00 noon to initiate a building program for ■ new educational building. A building committee haa been at work (or more than two year*, and final plans were developed by the Six Associate*. lac., architect*, ofl Aaheville. | Contracts were awarded at the meeting of the Official Board on Friday. June >1. The general contract was awarded to W. 0. Hartzog, the plupiUng and heating to Winkler Plumbing and Heating Co. and the electrics I work to Ayers Electric Co., all of Boone. It to expected that work will begin mm. 9 The structure will be a three (lory addition to the present church facilities, and will house the Sunday school program, offices and library. The children's division through the primary wilt occupy the ground floor. The middle floor will open on the ground level also, and will be used by the adult department, the library and church office. The top floor, which will be on the level of the sanctuary, will be used by the junior, intermediate, and senior groups, along with the pastor's study. Each floor will be equipped with two rest rooms The building will be connected to the present building by a two level hallway. The Boone Rotary Club will in-t •tall its new officers for the year 1957-98 on Thursday evening, June 1 27. The installation ceremony will! be held in the Mountaineer Room ; over the college book store. Dr. Joseph S. Hiatt, superintendent of the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, will deliver the principle address. Dr. Hiatt, who is a member of the Western North Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church, has been a conference superintendent and has held many outstanding appointments in the conference. Dr. W. H. Plemmons of the local club will install the ofifcers. The officers are Nicholas Ernes(Continued on page six) Drama Enters Sixth Season At Local Theatre By LEO DERRICK The ghost of Dan I Boom will ' stalk the Southern Appalachians again on Friday night when "Horn in the West' opens for its sixth successive season here. The summer outdoor drama, written by playwright Kermit Hunter depicting the struggles and hardships of a hearty band of freedom-seeking colonists, will begin the season this week, to run each night except Mondays until Labor Day, September 2. The story takes place in North Carolina in the 1770's and unravels around an English Physician, Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, and his family as they seek freedom in the New World, aided by a group of colonist families fleeing the heavy burden of taxes and oppression imposed by the tyrannical hand of the British crown. Daniel Boone meets these people in the North Carolina highlands and guides them to safety amid hostile Indians and the British militia which is intent on stamping out any rebellious group resisting the Crown. The play is given nightly at B:19 in the Daniel Boone Theatre, which has a seating capacity of 2400. Sponsored by the Southern Appalachian Historical Association, Horn in the West presents a cast of ever 70 actors, and the lead parts are manned by professionals who have been In the show since it opened in the summer of 1062 The part of Boone is played by Glenn Causey, of Arlington, Va.; the role of Dr. 8tuart is done by William Ross of Boone, and Preacher Sims, a robust circuitriding frontier minister, is protrayed by Charles Elledge of Marion. The two leading female roles are played by Ruth Arrington of Tallequah, Oklahoma and Virginia Jones, of Washington, D. C. Miss Arrington, part Creek Indian and college drama instructor in her native state, plays the part of tribal maiden Nancy Ward, and Miss Jones, a professional actress making her debut in the "Horn", has the role of Lady Stuart. Edgar R. Loessin, a native of Houston, Texas, and a veteran in outdoor theater work, is directing the production, and Bill Hooks of New York is choreographer. (Continued on page tix) ANNA BELL DANCY, Watauga County Dairy Princess, poses with the other contestants after her selection to the title. Kathryn Henson, left, was runner-up for the title, and Elaine Edmisten, right, was the third contestant in the competition held at the county courthouae Monday, June 17.—Staff photo by Joe Minor. Holshouser Touted For Federal Judgeship Mr. J. E. Holshouser, prominent Boone attorney, has been endorsed for the Federal Judgeship in the Middle District to lucceed Judge Johnson J. Hayes, resigned, by the local Bar Association. The text of Uie resolution which is signed by Wade fc. Brown, President, and Stacy C. Eggers, Jr., Secretary, follows: "It has come to the attention of the Bar Association that Judge Johnson J. Hayes has resigned as Federal Judge of the Middle District of North Carolina and that a vacancy now exists for the said position. "Therefore, be it resolved that J. E. Holshouser is an attorney of outstanding ability and possesses a wealth of experience in court room work, both in federal and state courts. Further, that Mr. Holshouser has practiced law continuously for twenty-eight years and enjoys the respect and confidence of all who know him; "AND WHEREAS he is a man of vast Judicial knowledge and capabilities and possesses the proper disposition and temperament (Continued on page Ax) Ned Mast, 40, Dies Monday Ned Jackson Mast, 40, of Sugar Orpve, suffered what is believed to 'have been a heart attack and died on a Bristol, Va., street at about 1:30 a. m. Monday, June 24. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p. m. Tuesday, June 29, at the Willowdale Baptist Church by the pastor, the Rev. Morria Cooper, assisted by the Rev. Ted White. Burial was in the Mast Cemetery at Sugar Grove. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Triplett Mast and two sons. Max and Mike, all of Sugar Grove; his mother, Mrs. Bessie Bingham Mast of Sugar Grove; four brothers, Tom Mast and Houston Mast, both of Sugar Grove, Henry Mast of Boone, and Carlton Mast of Seattle, Wash.; five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Watson and Mrs. Evelyn Simpson, both of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Louise Rake of Scottsdale, Va.. Miss Elizabeth Mast and Miss Alice Mast, both of Washington, D. C. BOONE MAN HAS SHOW BUSINESS IN HIS BLOOD Back Lot Theatre Productions, Play Circuses Mark Start of Successful Broadway Career By ROB RIVERS From back-lot play-acting to lop-flight Broadway theatrical traduction ia a long step, but Neil Hartley, Boone man, who'* had he stage in his blood for longer , han he can remember, parlayed lis talent, enthuaiasm and energy nto a coveted spot in tbe great white way of dramatic entertainnent. A aon of Mrs. Pearl Hartley of Soonr. and the late Mr. Granville L. Hartley, Mr. Hartley created ror himself a theatrical atmosphere from his knee-pants days. When the Mighty Haag Shows »KW to town, he was on hand, ind organized the neighborhood (ids into going Into the circus lets when the tents bad been 'olded. Later on, when the Rad 'liffe t'hatauqua became a civic womotion here, young Hartley vas always on hand to see the pro ewlonals or n e a r-profesaionai >layera. his amateur show busi■eaa thrived, his ambition for the Irama waa heightened and he »as oo the way to writing another ■hapter In the glowing book of Mew York theatrical successes Mr. Hartley has just finished >ne and one-half yuan as prodiic;lon sUge manager for "Middle •f the Night", starring Edward | J. Robinson In this povition Mr. | Hartley had tbe reaponsibUitjr a! j keeping the production in shape, holding understudy rehearsals, giving notes to the cart, nuking replacements in the cast, running the show or paving one of his assistants do so, being in charge of ill technical problems, and in general being responsible for the entire production. This show will reopen In October. with a new cast, except for Robinson, and will go on tour. Mr. Hartley directs the cast but will not tour with the company. At the moment Mr. Hartley is rasting director and production stage manager for a brand new calypso show, "Jamaica," Marring Lena Home The show goes Into rehearsal in Auguat and will open in October. Mr. Hartley received his elementary education In the Boone Schools, attended Mars Hill College where he was active,In dramatics. following up hia chosen work at Appalachian State Teachers College. He received his degree from Appalachian, did graduate work at the University of North Carolina, and while teaching la Durham had an active dramatic group In the rit.v schools •nd worked with the Caroliaa Playmakem. When the second world war broke out he Joined the Nary and (Continued on page sU) NUL UAHTUCY

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