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VOLUME LXX —NO I
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Second Folk Ways
Program Brings Out
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By RICHARD CHASE
The second summer program of
Mountain Folk Way* and clear
sunny weather drew a good group
of neighbor* and visitor* from
■far. Perhaps Mn. Dorothy'*
singing of her words and tune to
"Rain, Rain, go Away!", at the
end of the first program had a
magical effect. At any rate at 3
o'clock a crowd of children played
traditional tinging games, sang
with John Putnam, heard (at their
insistent request again) "Gally
manders! Gallymanders! All my
gold and saver's Gone!" as told
by Richard Chase, and had fun
with Mister Punch and one of the
monkeys which will appear in
"Mister Punch's Show" on Satur
day, July 27th. At 4 o'clock, John
Putnam sang "The Devil and The
Farmer's Wife" and "There was
an old lady in our town", and
several easy country dances, in
big rings and in squares, were
done by members of the audience
and local leaders.
The high point of this program
was the performance of the
Sword Dance and its attendant
"mumming". Sword dancers were:
Dale Tester, Lowell Tester, Ken
Allen Ward, and Buddy Glenn
all of Sugar Grove, and Ben Mil
ler and David MaMahan of Boone.
Edwin Wise played Old Father
Barleycorn with his hat full of
wheat and rye stalks and his
green whiskers. The Fool's part
was taken by Harold Dean Tester.
The Doctor was played by John
Putnam who performed the opera
tion on Father Barleycorn's in
terior workings most skillfully,
much to the amusement of the
audience. The Doctor's horse was
played by Grady Ward of Beech
Creek. And Little Devil Dout
(Ken Allen Ward) shouted his
lines at the end, and a shower of
coins fell while the players
scrambled for them.
These programs are sponsored
by The Southern Appalachian
Historical Association. They are
held every Saturday throughout
July and August at the platform
near "The Horn" theater. There is
no admission charge.
Dr. Mary B. a Michal, dis
trict health officer for the past
seven yean in Alleghany, Ashe
and Watauga Counties, will re
main at her post of duty, it was
learned following a meeting of
the Trl-Connty Health Board,
held in West Jefferson.
Dr. Michal had submitted her
resignation to the board in May,
and it was to have been effective
the first of July. At that time,
Dr. Michal cited insufficient
funds to carry on even a mini
mum public health program as
one of her reasons for resign
The special meeting of the
Health Board, of which Dr. C.
H. Mock of Boone is chairman,
was called to consider the re
signation of Dr. MlehaL After a
special committee bad conferred
with Dr. Michal and the other
board members it was agreed
that the health officer would re
main at her post. A new bodget
was set np which Includes about
$660 more than the old budget,
and will take care of the needs
of the department for the en
suing U months for ill health
department personnel, except
the clerks, who art employed
for twelve months.
The trl-connty budget waa set
at 122,50® as against 12X ,840 for
the past year.
FCA Deputy Office* 1
To Be Speaker Here
Thomas A. Maxwell, Jr., of
Washington, D. C., Deputy Gover
nor of the Farm Credit Admin
istration and director of land bank
service, will be the principal speak
T. A. MAXWELL
er at the annual meeting of the
Boone National Farm Loan Aaao
riation on Saturday, July 90.
The meeting will be held in the
Courthouse beginning at 10:30 a.
Mr. Maxwell, an able speaker
well versed in the operations of
the Federal Land Bank system,
was appointed deputy governor and
director of Land Bank Service and
aasumed his duties on July 1. 1994.
(Continued on page eight)
Ahead Of '56
Horn in tb« West it "running
ahead" of laat year in attendance
thus far, caid Publicity Director
Leo Derrick Tuesday.
Although complete figure* were
not available, the crowds have
been very gratifying with the ex
ception of one or two nights, and
the best season in several years
is anticipated, said Derrick.
He added that Kermit Hunter,
author of Horn in the West,
stated while here Monday that
Horn attendance compares favor
ably with that of other outdoor
dramas he has visited, with the
possible exception of "Unto These
Hills" at Cherokee, in the more
heavily-visited Smokies area.
Summer School Band
Concert Is Arranged
The Summer School Band, un
der the direction of William
Sponcer will pre*ent an outdoor
concert for the towh of Blowing
Rock on Monday. July 19th. at
7:00 p. m In the Blowing Rock
The music featured on thii pro
gram will be choaen for eaay sum
mer listening and for outdoor ap
peal. Included will be several
marches by Souaa, recent popular
songs and old favorite*.
Among the old favorites will be
indnded an "Irish Salute". "Erie
Canal". "Tt»e Lost Chord". "Par
ade of lb* Wooden Soldiers" Md
"Invitation to the Dance".
The atudenta at the college, the
people of Boone, and Blowing
Rock are invited to attend thia
concert which i* the firat to be
given in Blowing Rock.
The aecond campti* concert will
be given on the following night,
Tueaday. July 10th at 0:30 p. m.
on the Fine Alit Lawn. The firat
concert on July lat waa well at
tended. Although aeveral benches
will be ready lor thia aecend con
cert H it suggested that you bring
• blanket to tit on as the grata
mgr be rather dinp.
DEATH CAR.—Hamilton SUcey Aibury. of Shouns, Tenn., and his wife. Reba Mae Aabury, died aa the
reault of their car crashing into a tree in the yard of Bert Mast at Mabel Sunday night. June 30. Aabury
died instantly, and his wife died Tuesday from her injuries. The car was traveling in the direction of
Tennessee on Highway 421, and Asbury apparently lost control of it 369 or more feet from the point of
impact, leaving the road on the left side, then crossing back over to the right shoulder and cutting off
an apple tree with the rear bumper, then going back to the left side of the highway where it was finally
stopped by a catalpa tree —Photo Joe C. Minor.
Annual Flower Show To
Boone's annual Flower Show,
which draws visitors from many
miles around, opens today, Thurs
day July 11. Show hour* will be
Thursday. 3:004:00 p. m. and Fri
day, 10:00-8:00 p. m.—in the base
ment of the First Baptist Church.
"Fashions in Flowers" is the theme
around which displays will be de
veloped. Co-chairmen for the 105?
show are Mrs. Lee Reynolds and
Mrs. Ed Hall.
In addition to the designs and
the horticulture specimens the
show will especially feature an ed
ucational division on the conserva
tion of birds. Various styles of
bird feeders will be shown along
with various shrubs and vines
which can be planted to attract
birds to the garden.
Another special exhibit will
show the many herbs which grow
in this area.
Visitors will see a small in
formal garden on the small stage.
An Early American room, deco
rated by Mrs. E. T. Glenn, will
show a tea-table set for two. Mrs.
R. H. Hardin will stage an infor
mal breakfast scene. A formal
dinner table will be set by Mrs.
Council! Cooke and Mrs. James
In addition to the usual awards
offered in all of the major divi
sions of the show, a new traveling
trophy will be offered this year.
This prize will go to the tri-color
winner in the women's horticulture
division, provided this winner is
a resident of the Boone communi
ty. The silver trophy will have the
name of the winner engraved on it
and will remain In her posseasion
throughout the year.
Exibitors are reminded of the
schedule for entering specimens:
Potted plants-July 10, 3:30-4:10;
other exhibits—July 11, 7 30-11:00
a. m. Any entries made after that
time will be non-competitive.
The French Navy is building a
Given Oath As
Lenoir, N. C., July 3.—Caldwell
county's first resident Superior
Court judge, James C. Farthing,
was given the oath of office this
morning at 11 o'clock by Superior
Court Clerk G. W. Sullivan.
The solemn ceremonies were
held in the courtroom of the court
house and were witnessed by a
large crowd of friends and rela
tives of Judge Farthing.
Farthing, for many years district
solicitor, was recently appointed
superior court judge by Governor
Luther H. Hodges. He succeeded
Judge J. C. Hudisill of Newton,
who resigned because of ill health.
The ceremony, which also drew
members of the bar from Burke,
Catawba, and other counties, along
with out-of-town friends of the
judge, included prayer by the Rev.
(Continued on page eight)
West Jefferson, July 7.—Robert
L. Ballou, 73, of Creston, * former
state senator, died this morning at
Ashe Memorial Hospital
Mr. Ballou served as reading
clerk of the State Senate in 1909
and in 191S served in the Senate.
He «as a prominent attorney In
Jefferson for 29 years before going
to Hazard, Ky., to practice law
After being Injured in an auto
mobile accident, he went to Mon
tana and stayed until 1932.
Mr. Ballou practiced law in
Boone during the year 1933.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Jennie Maxwell Ballou; one daugh
ter. Mrs. Ward Ray of West Jeff
erson; four brothers, Dr. J. C.
Ballou and Will Ballou, both of
Grassy Creek, G. N. Ballou of Cup
ertino, Calif., and V. E. Ballou of
Meredithville. Va.; and four sis
ters, Mrs. John H. Alexander of
Hays, Mrs. S. V. Alexander of
Crumpler, Mrs. W. G. Dunlap of
Lexington, Va., and Mrs. M. S.
Rutherford of Galax, Va.
Funeral services will be con
ducted at 3 p. m. Monday at Jef
ferson Methodist Church by the
Rev. S. S. Graybeal and the Rev.
V. R. Masters. Burial will be in
the Jefferson Cemetery.
HEAVY BUILDING OFF
Contracts awarded for heavy
construction projects throughout
the country for the first six
months of 1997 was $9,449,000,000,
or 17 per cent below the same
months last ye*j. In the first half
of 1996, contracts were running 21
per cent above 1999.
Nixon calls oa the Soviet to ease
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CABBAGE TAKE A DROP,—This Iractor-lraiier, which «u driven by J C. Goodnight of Boone, rate
on (h« bottom of a ravine after plunging ever an embankment near (he Wade Harria bridge on Highway
421 about midnight June M The vehicle, owned by Pate-Dawaon. produce company of Goldaboro, was
considered a total loa*. Some of the cabbage, which had Immi supplied by Goodnight Brothers Produce
Company, were aaivagitd.—,Photo by Jot C. Minor. . fa 'wfc'tyi* >»' *kV;MjS#j
An intensive membership drive
will be conducted by the Boone
Chamber of Commerce on Tues
day, July IS, from 9 to 11 •. m„
it was announced Tuesday at the
July meeting of the civic body.
Business manager Stanley A.
Harris, who was out of town Tues
day, said earlier that the Cham
ber will attempt to increase Its
membership from the present to
tal of 186 to 300 in the July 16
drive. President Glenn H. An
drews said that "everyone who
owns property or conducts s bus
iness in Boone and vicinity should
be a member of the Chamber of
A letter setting forth reasons
for Joining the Chamber has been
mailed to a long list of persons who
it is thought should be members.
The following teams have been
sppointed to conduct the July 16
intensified drive for members:
Wayne Richardson snd Fred
Church; Howard Cottrell and Billy
R. Winkler; Dr. W. H. Plemfnons
and William Carpenter; Richard E.
Kelley and Galea Scroggs; W. H.
Gragg and Cecil Miller; G. C.
Greene, Jr., and Wade E. Brown;
(Continued on pege eight)
Bale's Department Store in
Boone has announced the appoint
ment of Martin C. (Johnny)
Johnson aa manager of the atore.
Formerly manager of the Harria
& Wagoner Men's Shop here. Mr.
Johnson has been employed for
the past three years in the Marett
Phar clothing atore at Marion,
where he was secretary of the
Rotary Club and a director of the
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are at
present residing with Mrs. John
son's parent*. Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Harrison of Route 1, Blowing
Rock, until a suitable dwelling in
Boone can be found. He la a
Mason and a member of the Meth
< odist Church.
A team of hard-court croquet
enthusiasts of Boone met and de
feated, • games to 7, a team from
Johnaon City, Tenn., in an all
day tournament July 4th on the
lighted court on Howard 8treet.
The matches began at 8:80 a. m.
and continued until U p. m. It
was the second time the local
players have defeated Johnson
City, having taken them Into camp
0-0 on the night of June 22.
Robinson, Oaks. Shoun, Stevens,
and Jay repreaented Johnaon City
July 4, and the Boone participants
included. Bob Banner, Cuater
Wallace, Dale Adams, Emory
Joinea, Houston Maat, Norman
Wilson, Raleigh Cottrell, Lonnic
Isaacs, Jim Sherwood, Guy Hunt,
Clyde Mast, Joe Crawford. A. E.
Hamby. Jr., Clint Mast, Oak Hen
son, Dave Hodgea, Howard Cot-.
trell. Jake CaudfU, and Bob Ceng
GROUND BREAKING CEREMONIES for the Boone Methodist Church *
$70,000 educatiopal building were held Sunday, June 30, following
the regular church service. Grady Farthing, left, chairman of the
official board, and Pastor E. H. Low man push the shovel into the
(round before lifting the first dirt where the foundation will be.
Other officers of the church and the Rev. Garland Stafford, superin
tendent of the North Wilkesboro Dlsrtict, took part in the ground
breaking. Work has already begun on the three-level building which
will house the Methodist Sunday school Photo by Joe C. Minor.
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John Walker, Former
• •• i-'t" v■ , ■ '* :-V ■'
County Official, Dies
John Young Walker, 77, form
er county commissioner, and well
known farmer of the Sugar Grove
neighborhood, died Sunday after
noon at Watauga Hospital, fol
lowing an illneu of two weeki.
Funeral services were held Mon
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at Hen
son'* Chapel Methodiat Church.
The Rev. E. H. Lowman of Boone
and the Rev. Ernest Blankenship,
pastor at Henson's Chapel, con
ducted the rites. Burial was in
Piney Grove Church cemetery.
Mr. Walker, who was reared in
Watauga county, besides working
as a fanner, stockman and lumber
man, was always interested in pub
lie affairs. and was elected to
three termi as county commis
sioner on the Democratic ticket—
in 1926. 1928 and 1930. In 1922
he was defeated for Sheriff of Wa
tauga in one of th« most hotly con
tested campaigns In the history of
the county. He received 2079 votes
as against 2122 for hia successful
opponent, C. M. Critcher.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Martha Rominger Walker; three
sons: Ralph Walker, Boonvilie;
Howard Walker, Sugar Grove, and
Robert Walker of Jacksonville.
Fla. There is one brother, Reuben
Walker, of Vila*.
Alvah Day Is Killed
As Tractor Overturns
Alvah Day, U, aaUve of the
Blowing Rork wtttn, iM la
a farm tractor accident at Bel
Air, Maryland July 4.
Mr. Day waa mowing when
the accident occurred. The
tractor which he waa driving
WHrWrMd and he wa» caaftht
beneath the machine. Death waa
Mid to havr been instantaneous.
Mr. Day wu a toa of the late
Thoman I,. Day and Mm. Day »l
Mowing Rock. He had reaided
In Maryland for many yean.
Funeral nervier* were held
Sunday and Interment wa* In
the Home Church cemetery near
Angell Releases Plans For Getting
And Training More Teachers
Plan* lac recruiting and train
ing mora teacher* (or North Car
olina public ochouli were announc
ed this week by W. Guy Aagell.
superintendent of Watauga county
•choola Scholarship loana not to
excccd 1380 annually are now
available to high achool graduate*
entering college (or tha purpoac
Of preparing to become teacher*.
Superintendent Angell aUted.
Funda for MO (qfcolarahip loana
were provided by Ike 1MT General
Aftftembty at i ntcuio of tUftftitig
outstanding high school graduates
to leaching carttry. The icboUf*
•hip program in designed to help
maintain in adequate and compe
tent teaching force for the con
stantly riling enrollment in North
Carolina public ichooU,
Indlviduali are eligible to re
celrc icholanhjp loana (or four
yeari or until they qualify for a
teacher's certificate hufid on the
bftchelor'i degree. Safcolarihip
loom, together with inter**! there
on, may be fuuclled by teaching
one full year far each annual ichol
Tlie acholarahip loan fund a ad
minitterad by tit* Mate Suporia
tcndcnt of Public Instruction. In
making awards, consideration shall
be (Ken to the aptitude, purpose
fulnesi, scholarship. character, and
financial need of the applicant;
also, to grade levels and aubjocts
of instruction in which the teach
er shortage is wont critical.
High school graduates aid
prospective teacher# desiring fur
program- are adviaed to
ihnie |(uiu| uiikrutl
lllvir IW-al pCilUOl
or write directly to the SUte Bup
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