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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY 11
VOLUME LXX.— NO,
For Park Area
The purchase of the 33-acre
tract, known as the "Horn"
property, has been consummated
between the city council
and James B. Winkler, as the
first step in a long-range program
which will eventually see
the site used for a complete
recreational area and civic
center. The Daniel Boone
Theatre is under lease to the
Southern Appalachian Historical
The purchase price of the
property, which is some of the
most desirable in the vicinity,
was given at $1*5,M«, which
will he taken care of by a flat
payment of H.JM per year for
3# years. Mayor Winkler states
that the city can take care of
these payments without additional
Negotations for the property
had been under way for more than
a year. After a tentative deal was
made for the property the Mayor
and City Council advertiaed, asking
that those opposed to the purchase
of the property, make their objections
known. There was negligible
opposition to the bargain,
and the council voted to make the
trade. An enabling act was introduced
in the last session of the
General Assembly, and now the
land transfer has been completed.
A part of the J. L. Winkler
farm, and lately owned by his
ion, James B. Winkler, the lite
appear! to be the logical place tor
a recreational project. Basily accessible
and with an abundance ot
paved parking space, it will fit admirably
into the plan of the city
for a park area, recreation center,
museum and the like.
Commenting on the project,
Mayor Gordon H. Winkler said:
"Located within the city limits,
near the college, the property ia
aomirahly suited for a civic center,
and its purchase marks another
long forward step in the progress
of the community—one destined to
further establish Boone as a real
tourist and educational center."
Long Kange Project
While the development of the
park will be a long range undertaking,
it is learned that the old
Winkler barn will probably be
overhauled and converted into a
youth recreational building without
Comment on the streets and
among the members of the city
council would strongly indicate
that a municipal swimming pool
will be the fir*t step toward the
complete development of the area.
It is not improbable that this
project will be undertaken next
There ia alao considerable sentiment
at city hall for the sale of
the present city hall property and
the construction of adequate facilities
on the Horn land.
The establishment of a museum
will likely be considered, after the
most argent recreational needs of
the community are taken care of.
Approval by stockholders of a
merger of the People* Loan and
Savings Bank of Stateaville with
the Northwestern Bank of North
Wilkesboro were announced jointly
by Edwin M. Duncan, executive
vice president of the Northwestern
Bank and R. M. Lazenby, president
of the Statesville banking
The merger agreement was apRites
David Bradie Moody, M, died
at hia home in Carrboro, N. C.,
on July XI. after several years of
declining health. Mr. Moody was
a service station operator in Carrboro.
He formerly lived in the
Cove Creek section of Watauga
Funeral services were held Saturday,
July 13, at 11:00 a. m. at
the Henson's Chapel Methodist
Church. The Rev. Ernest Blankenship
conducted the services. He
was assisted by Miss Geraldine
Surratt and Mr. Ralph Surratt.
Burial followed in the church
Survivors included his wife, Mrs.
Flora Warrea Moody; two sons,
Harold of Lakehunt. N. Y., and
Albert of Charlotte; two sisters,
Mrs. Roy Adams of Sherwood and
Mrs. Claude Davis of VUm; and
two grandchildren. Harold Dean
Moody and Joyce Moody.
Out-of-town friends and relatives
attending the funeral were
Mr. Vila* Moody and son. Grey
of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Betty Ballard
And Mrs. Helen Melvin of Chapel
Hill, Mrs. Lottie Cardwell and
Robie Warren of Wilkesboro, Miss
Lois Lane of Wilkesboro. Mr. and
Mr*. George Womble* of Chapel
Hill. Mr. and Mr*. Taft Wilcox of
Mountain City, Tenn., and Mr. and
1 Mr*. Fred Benfield and daughter
of Newton, N. -C.
Perry Is Macon
Franklin. July 12—Kenneth Perry,
a native of Boone and a 1930
graduate from North Carolina
State College ha* accepted a position
a* assistant county agent
fccre, succeeding Roy W. I*ley,
who recently resigned to take a
Job in Roanoke, Va. ■it < ■
Ferry served ** aasistant county
.'gent in Aabe County one year
prior to coming to Macon County.
proved by stockholders of the two
banks who met separtely in StatesWile
and North WUkesboro Wednesday.
The merger agreement, calls for
the exchange by stockholders in
the Peoples Loan and Savings
Bank of their stock for Northwestern
The merger, approved by the
stockholders of the two institutions,
is subject to approval of the
State Banking Commission and.
the Federal Deposit Insurance [
Officials of both banks gave,
assurance that the merger will i
enable the new Northwestern j
Bank in Statesville to provide j
greater banking facilities and:
services, and would benefit both j
the stockholders and the areas,
which are served.
"We feel that the industry and
farming of Iredell County willi
give *the Northwestern Bank a
(Continued on page two)
Boone Man Is
Hurt At Ashland
Mr. Bill Jackson, resident of
Route 2, Boone, suffered a broken
leg, crushed ankle, fractured ribs
and minor injuries two weeks ago
in an accident at Ashland, Ky.
A bulldozer which Mr. Jackson
was operating, overturned, and be
received the injuries ss he Jumped
from the machine.
lie was brought home Sunday
after having been hospitalized in
Ashland sincc the accident.
PASS DYNAMITED.—About six tons of explosives were detonated moments before this picture was
taken, to looses dirt and rock for a cut which will become part of the new Boone-Blowing Rock highway.
Smoke at left center shows where the blasting was done.—Photo by Joe C. Minor.
Work On Boone And Blowing Bock
Boad Progresses; Big Blast Fired
Daah. DlnuiiMO I Uo u... ....Ma ....
Pays Visit To
Francioli DeMonner, International
Farm Youth Exchangee
from France, is staying with farm
familiea in Watauga County during
The fir*t week "Frank" lived
with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shipley
and children at Vilas. He attended
a tractor maintenance workshop1
held at Beaver Creek. The remainder
of the month Frank will
live with Mr. and Mrs G. D.
Matheaon and children at Forest
The International Farm Youth
Exchange is a project for selected
farm youths from the United
States to live and work with farm
famililes in other countries for
four to six months, and for farm
youths from cooperating countries
to come to the United States to
live and work on farm.
In the host country, IFYE participants
live on farms, share the
family work and social life of the
community, and do their part in
contributing to a better understanding
of the customs, life and
culture of their home countries.
The project is dedicated to the
belief that understanding people
is the foundation of world peace,
through giving farm youth an opportunity
to learn another way of
life by living it. The project helps
rural people to understand the
problems and attitudes of rural
people in other parts of the world.
A Federal judge ordered the
State Department to restore John
Stewart 8ervice to the status In
the department that he held when
be was dismissed ir 1(01.
Players Marry Again
Mis* Joan Melton, IBM "Miss
North Carolina," aod Bab Grubba
made it poaaible for fellow memben
of Horn in the Weat cast to
tee tbem married.
The couple, members ot this
summer's Horn cast, were married
at the First Beptiat Church
ia Albemarle Monday morning
and took the raws again Tuesday
evening during Intermisaion of
the play. Charles Elledge, who
charactctiies s frontier Baptist
preacher la the show, tied the
knot la Boone.
Elledge used the short, simple
ceremony which he understands
wa» iiied for weddings in the
Grubbc, a resident of WimtonSalem,
hat the role of Jack Stuart
In the play and Ml«a Helton ptays
the part of a frontier woman. Be
ia a son of Mr. and Mr*. O. I.
Grubba. Mr* Grubbs la a daughter
of Dr. and Mra. J. S. Melton
Appropriate wedding mutic was
u»ed Tuesday night, provided by
the ptay'i organist, Kenneth Moy
era. A number of gifta from member*
of the Horn caat and from
Boone merchant* were given Mr.
•ad Mra. Gnibtw.
£ i t&as&L.
Work on the Boone-Blowing
Rock highway improvement appear*
to be progressing rapidly,
and aeveral travelers on the route
Thursday witnessed the dynamiting
of part of the mountain, where
eventually a 123-foot cut will be
Traffic was stopped shortly before
six tons of explosives were
set off at 1:49 p. m. According to
W. B. Hollen, superintendent for
W. JB. Graham k Son, contractors,
about 190 charges, placed 60 feet
deep were set off in a simultaneous
Mast, loosening dirt and rock
so that bulldozers may push the
soil out of the cut. It took two
days to place the charges, Hollen
After the debris loosened by this
blast is removed, Mr. Hollen said
another dynamiting will be made
to get down to the 123 feet needed
to make way for straightening the
highway. He was unable to say
when this would take place, but,
barring slides or other complications,
he seemed to think it
not take long to get ready for the
Actually, the blast did not make
too big a showing to the onlookers.
The mountain shook a little, then
the top of the pass appeared to
roll a little, with some of the rock
and dirt "rainbowing" in the air.
After the dust settled, an inspection
of the work showed that debris
covered the old paved strip
of the highway, and some rolled
to the edge of the detour road, but
none was found on the road.
Traffic was resumed immediately
after the smoke and dust
cleared and workers and curious
sightseers was climbing over the
loose dirt to see what the blasting
Stockholders Of Farm
Loan Group To Gather
The annual stockholders' meeting
of the Boone National Farm
Loan Association will be held at
the courthouse in Boone Saturday
morning, July 20, at 10:3b o'clock.
S. C. Kggers of Boone, president
of the auociation, will preside
at the meeting and make the
John H. Hollar, secretary-treasurer,
will read the minutes of the
last meeting and present the annual
report, following which will
be the election of the board of
The principal speaker will be
Mr. Thomas A. Maxwell. Jr., of'
Washington, D. C„ Deputy Governor
of the Farm Credit Administration
and Director of Land
Bank Service. Mr. Maxwell is
known as a very able speaker, and
is well versed in the operations
of the Land Bank system. The
membership is promised an informative
and entertaining mes»age.
He will be introduced by Rufus
A. Clarke, president of the Federal
Land Bank of Columbia, S. C.
Johnny Carp, Jr., former resident
of Boone, died in •' Johnson
City Hospital last Friday, following
an operation. He had been In
failing health for more than two
years. He was Sfryears-old.
Funeral services were held at
the Rumple Memorial Presbyterian
Church in Blowing Rock Sunday
at 2 o'clock. Dr. W. K. Keys
conducted the services and burial
was in the city cemetery.
A son of the late John Earp,
Sr. and Mrs. Earp, Johnny was
born and reared in Boone He had
resided In Johnson City for more
than twenty-five years, where he
waa employed by the Kincaid
The only survivor in the immediate
family is a slater. Mrs.
C. R. Walser of Blowing Rock.
There are a number at niece* and
Closed This Week
The Watauga County Library
will be cloMd all week. July 1027,
it is announced by Homer
Brown, district librarian
The Library will reopen on
T. E. Haigler, regional manager
of the Federal Land Bank of Columbia,
will conduct the usual
quiz program and award the prizes,
100 silver dollars by the Boone
NFLA; two Westinghouse clock
radios by Centre Furniture Co.;
one ton of fertilizer by Watauga
Produce, Inc.; and Armour Fertilizer
Company; one ton of fertilizer
by Robertson Chemical Corporation;
$23 cash certificate by
Southern Insecticides, Inc.; one
gallon pqint by Watauga FCX Service;
electric fryer by Caldwell
Farm Supply; Barlow knife by
Watauga Hardware, Inc.; and a
Westinghouse electric iron by
Farmers Hardware and Supply
Ten dollars cash will also be
given to the person who brings
the largest number of people to
Preceding adjournment an open
forum period will be held.
J. Mack Moore of Granite Falls
is vice-president of the aaaoclation,
and directors are E. S. Shatley
of Jefferson, Carlis Lee Mitchell
of Sparta, and Gordon A.
Chambers of State Road.
The Boone association handles
the making and servicing of loans
for the Federal Land Bank of
Columbia in Alleghany, Ashe.
Caldwell. Watauga, and Wilkes
23 Workers To
By V. G. ROLLINS
Watauga'» newest manufacturing
plant will begin operations in its
new building Thursday.
Sh&dowline, Inc., makers of
high quality ladies' lingerie, with
home offices and plant at Morgantoil,
have moved equipment into
the new building from a pilot
training school conducted in the
Goodnight building on Howard
Street for the past three months
while the building was being
The site of the plant is just
outside of Boone off the Blowing
Rock road, U. S. 221-321. It is
a one-story structure of brick
construction, containing 12,000
square feet of floor space, with
8,000 square feet in the sewing
room and the remaining 4.000 to
be used for offices, stockroom,
and shipping department. Landscaping,
preparation of • spacious
parking area, and some inside
work is still to be completed.
The plant was secured for Watauga
County through the efforts
of Watauga Industries, Inc., a
recently-formed local corporation
organized for the purpose of obtaining
new industry for the county.
G. R. Andrews is president
of Watauga Industries, Inc.
The land was purchased and the
building erected for Shadowline
with funds raised by the local
corporation through purchases of
stock by Watauga County residents
and other interested persons.
Hal Johnson, plant manager,
said the plant will begin operations
in the new building with 23
Watauga County women who have
been trained at the pilot training
school. It Is expected that an
average of one a day will be hired
within the next several month*
until about 80 have been employed,
he said, at which time about
800 dozen garments per week will
be produced at the Boone plant.
An office force of four women is
contemplated at present.
When the plant is in full production,
employment is expected
to reach 800 persons, Johnson
said, adding that the walls on two
sides of the building are so constructed
that they can be easily
moved back for expansion when
First work scheduled to be performed
is the manufacture of cotton
gowns to be sold in SearsRoebuck
stores, with production
expected to begin on tricot (a
knit fabric) garments, such a*
panties, bearing the Shadowline
label, within the next several
The home plant at Morganton
is approximately four times the
size of the present Boone installation,
Johnson said, and another
plant at San Louis Abispo, Calif.,
between Los Angeles and San
Francisco, is half again at large,
or 18,000 square feet.
Shadowline lingerie is sold In
, better stores throughout the nation,
a i if. i, i
The Airlines are pushing freight
to bolster sagging profits.
ADVENTURESOME PICNIC—Thl. huge boulder known as Split
Rock hangs delicately balanced above picknickert beside the road
leading to the top of Grandfather Mountain. Geologists say that the
split in the rock occurred about 10,000 years ago and that it will
probably be another 10,000 years before erosion weakens the supporting
earth beneath the left side of the rock causing it to fall. In the meantime
hundreds of picnics will be held beneath its protective covering.—Photo
by Hugh Morton.
Winners In Recent
Flower Show Given
Sweepstakes winners of the 1997
Flower Show are lilted according
to the diviaiona in which they won
the most ribbon awarda. In the
Junior Division Sara Williama and
Beth Dixon tied for the higheat
honor; Howard Williama won in
the First • Second - Third Grade
Group; Tol Cook, the Fourth-FifthSixth
Grade Group; Marjorie Reynolds,
the Seventh-High School
Group. In the Men's Division, Dr.
John G. Barden won the most
honors; Mrs. Mae Miller in the
Women's Horticulture Diviaion;
Mr*. Lee Reynolds, in the Women'a
Awarda of Merit in Horticulture
went to Mr. Ed Ray for hia beautiful
apecimena of gladiola and
Mra. B. W. Stalling" for her lovely
Golden Chalice Lily. Mra. Stallinga
waa alao awarded the new
traveling trophy, a beautiful silver
Judges for the Show were Mrs.
C. H. Broward. Mra, Allan B. Little,
Mra. J. S. Phillip*, and Mrs.
Dayton Starnea, all of Charlotte;
Mra. J. V. Steward. Mra. E. F.
Yoder, both of Newton; Mra. E. L.
Riser, Mra. Clifford Huffman, and
Mra. P. W. Deaton, of Hickory:
and, Mrs. W. B. Garrison of Gastonia
and Blowing Rock.
The Judges were entertained at
luncheon Thursday by Mrs. Frank
Payne, Mrs. Paul Coffey, and Mrs.
Grady Farthing at the Payne
The many hundreds of visitors
were welcomed by a beautiful
Door Piece which waa designed
Second Term Appalachian Summer
School Starts; 1513 At First Term
A second term of the 1997 aummer
seuion will begin at Appalachian
SUte Teachers College oa
Monday. July 22. The first term
■aw 1013 Individual* enrolled (or
work at the college.
Beginning on July 22, In addition
to the full-length term, there
will be several abort course*. Included
are worfcahopt ia Alcohol
and Alcohol Im. Audio -Visual Education.
Guidance, and Library Science
Beginning m August 5. another
group of ah«rt course* will Include
workshops la English. Music
Education, and Student Teach
Some of these short courses will
•(tract people from every section
of the United Slates.
bone of the faculty members
from other Institutions who will
be it Appalachian during this latter
part of the session are a* follows:
Dr. Dwight L. Burton, editor
of The English Journal; Dr.
Joel J. Carter, profaaaor of musk
at the University of North Carolina;
Dr. Harold T. Conner, director
of guidance for the Burke
CoiMty (N. C.) Schools; Miss Beulah
Campbell. specialist in children's
I iterator*, from Westminster
College (Pa); Dr. It. L. Colliding.
director of student teaching
at riorkU State University; and
several music education experts
who will be sent here by Silver
Burdctl Publishing Company for
i the music education workshop.
These faculty members will Join
' those who have been lure for the;
first term and are remaining for
the entire rammer.
Couriei which will be offered
the second term include all department*
of the college except
Home Economic*, which gives
work only the first term. There
will be work in art biology, business
education, library science,
chemistry, education, psychology,
physical education, social studies.
EngUah, mathematics, physics,
and music. In most of these departments
both graduate and undergraduate
work la offered.
Credit may be earned toward *a
undergraduate degree, the master's
degree, and for certificate
renewal on either the "A" or
"C" certificate in North Carolina,
or the bachelor's or master's certificate
lo other states.
and prepared by Mn. Ralph Buchanan.
It diaplayed an original
painting of a beautiful gard«n into
which a lovely lady-doll waa
walking. Mra. Ann Hardin aaaiated
by dressing the doll for thia diaplay.
Mrs. Ed Hall, Chairman, and
her Co-Chairman, Mrs. Lee Reynolda
— along with their many
committeei—are to be congratulated
on the success of thia Show
with ita many, many lovely floral
deaigns and fine horticultural
specimens which were exhibited
by the many flower lovert and
growers of the Boone community.
Lad Injured In
Jerry Houck, 13-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle Hayes, of
Boone, waa injured Thuraday afternoon
at the corner of S. -Water
street and Howard atreet, when
the bicycle he was riding hit •
hole in the atreet, throwing him
Jerry waa taken to the hospital
when it appeared he waa serioualy
hurt, but upon treatment for facial
and heaid injuries, he was released
and carried home to recupperate.
Mr. Hayea aaid Tuesday
the boy waa recovering rapidly
from hia wounda.
Disabled In Crash
R. C. Winebarger. rural maH
carrier for Boone, Route 2, waa
painfully injured Thursday afternoon
about 1:30 o'clock, when his
mail car waa in a collision with a
school bus driven by Johnny Turner
of the Sands community. &
According to a report of the
accident, Winebarger's car waa
coming In the direction of Boone
In the Sands-Big Hill section,
and the bus was going toward
Todd, when they met in a curve.
The Winebarger car waa considered
a total loss, with the school bus
being damaged on the left side
to some extent.
Winebarger suffered a fractured
kn«e cap which necessitated an
operation which la expected to
keep him at home three months.
Three school girls who were passengers
in the bus, and Turner,
were not hurt, according to the
No charges had been preferred
against either driver Tuesday by
the highway patrolma "
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