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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTll CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY tS, tl
VOLUME LXX —NO. 4* ,
TWENTY-PIVp residents of Boone are in the produ ction company of "Mora In the West" thii year. Left
to right they are: Connie Storie, costumer; Louise Cowles, assistant costumer; Gene Wilson and wife, Gaynelje,
singers; Bill Blackburn, Johnny Greene, Bob Bingham,/ dancers; Coaker Triplett, Jr., crowd
scenes and underitudy for several lead parts; Bill Ross, Dr. Geoffrey Stuart; Mary Lawrence, Mary the
Quaker laaa; Mollie Agle, Lady Suret; Pete Storie, A tal^illa; Barbara and Roy Bragg and son. dancers
and Jerry H1B, Tex Cullar and Beth Hill. Kneeling an d sitting, left to right, Keith Phillips, Jimmy Agle,
Chester Culler, Billy Bingham, Tom Lawrence and David Culler John Corey photo.
Ashe County Youth
Drowns Near Boone
An Ashe county youth was
drowned at 11 o'clock Saturday
while fishing with friends in New
River, eight miles from Boone.
William Watson, 12, accompanied
by three or four friends,
reportedly slip^d from a rock into
the water.' He is said to have
disappeared in a whirlpool, where
the water is four to twelve feet
The body was recovered by the
Boone rescue squad about .4
o'clock in five feet of water,
about 73 feet from the scene of
the accident. Some of the rescue
group believed that the boys
pants had caught on submerged
barbed wire, preventing his swimming
Funeral sarvicei were conducted
at 11 o'clock Monday at Laurel
Springs Baptist Church. Rev. J. E.
Crump and Rev. Glenn Huffman
were in charge of the rites and
burial was in the church cemetery.
Thr yotWr U "Itarvived by his
grandfather. Tori Watson of
Rutherwood, with whom he had
lived; his mother, Mrs. Annie Mae
Hollar and half-brother, Frankie
Hollar, both of Vilas.
Gasoline Prices Are
Returned To Normal
The week-olfl gas price war
appeared near aa. end Tuesday,
when Golf service stations In
the Boone area returned prices
to "pre-war" levels about noon,
and Phillips 'M' stations received
orders to resume normal
prices at 6 p. m. Other major
companies and independenta
were expected to follow salt
within 24 hoars.
The las price war which started
in Charlotte and spread through
the Piedmont section several
weeks ago, moved into Watauga
County Tuesday of last week, although
aeveral major companies
did not drop their prices until
At one point prices dipped as
low as 17.9 cents for regular gas,
but quickly leveled off to a fairly
standard 19.9 cents, and 24.9 for
high test, although one station on
421 east of Boone was displaying
an 18.9 sign Tuesday of this wCek.
Other stations throughout' the
county were reported also to be a
cent lower than most Boone stations.
Many of the service station operators
are taking advantage of
the price war to attack the state
gasoline tax They have placed
signs at their stations advertising
gas prices as 0.9 cents plus tax.
At least one Boone station advertised
9.6 plus tax.
Operators rfeport that after the
first rush, "when everybody w*s
getting his tank filled," volume
has declined to normal, and in
some cases below normal.
Some stations, as well as bulk
plants, have been seliag gas at
the reduced prices in barrels,
cans, or any container the buyer
brought, while others have refused
to dispense the cheap gas into
anything but a u t o m o b i 1 e gas
It was rumored Tuesday that
the war would be called off and
prices returned to normal levels
by Wednesday night.
Messrs Clarence A. Dotson and
Robert T. Church, members of the
Blue Ridge Motors Co., service
staff, have completed intensive
courses in advanced Oldsmobile
servicing and maintenance techniques
at the General Motors Training
Center In Charlotte.
One Injured In Car,
Trailer Truck Crash
Jcrr* Clay Austin, ton of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Austin, escaped
serious injury Friday at 6:(M p
nr. when the 10M Oldsmobile he
was driving was in collision with
a trailer truck loaded with a bulldozer.
in front of Longvue Motor
Austin receive a slight cut on
his head and a more severe one
on an arm. He was carried to
Watauga Hospital, from which he
was released after first aid treatment.
Acording to the report on tfce
accident, Austin was traveling toward
Blowing Rock, and was attempting
to pass • station wagon
which turned left at tfe motor
court The driver of the truck,
William Hardin Greer, who was
coming toward Boone, turned right
at the motor court in an' attempt
to avoid a collision
The truck struck the npht aide
of the Aurtln car, pushing it along
the front of the court, taking a
light pant with It. When the vehicle*
finally halted, the truck
bumper was resting against th« car.
The car wheels ' plowed" up the
dirt aa it wsa pushed along. Austin
was said to have hava gcrtun out
of the car without aid.
Damage to the truck was expected
to amount to about a hundred
dollars, while lb* car was
considered a total loss. »L.-|
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Mrs. C. E. Ulery
Dies On Sunday
Mrs. Clarice N. Uleny, of Jacksonville,*
Fla., prominent summer
resident of Boone for a number of
years, died Sunday afternoon at
Watauga Hospital, following an
illness of several days.
Mrs. Ulery and her husband,
Mr. C. E. Ulery are well known in
the community. Mrs. Ulery was
prominent in the, work of the
Methodist Church and vitally interested
in the religious and
civic life of Boone.
Surviving ara one son. Charles
Ulery; a daughter. Miss «lsie
Marie Ulery; her,mother, Mrs. J.
B* Newman, anrf a sister. Miss
Elizabeth Newman, all of Jacksonville,
Funeral services were in Jacksonville
where interment was in
Riverside Memorial Park.
I t .
A. Clark Swift
Taken By Death
Abner CUrk Swift, 73. wellknown
farmer of the Sugar Grove
neighborhood, died Thursday
evening, July 18th,. at Watauga
Hospital, following an illness of
Funeral services were held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at
Willow Valley Baptist Church.
The Rev. R. C. Eggers, pastor asaisted
by Rev. Carl Wilson conducted
the rites. Burial was in
the Cove Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Swift was reared in Watauga
County but when a young man
he went to Tacoma, Washington.
In 1922 he returned to this county
and since that time has been engaged
in farming. He was interested
in civic and educational affairs
of the county. He'was known
for his friendliness, sunny disposition
and his willingness to
Tielp any he could.
' (Continued on page seven.)
In- • .#
Once again the enrollment for
the second term of summer s<$ool
at Appalachian State Teachers
College has broken previous records.
Figures from the office of
H. R. Eggers, the registrar, show
that registration on Monday, the
first day of the second term, thfeie
were 1287 registered. This is the
highest number ever enrolled on
the first day of the term. It is 127
more than the same date last year,
and is 38 more than the first-day
registration of the first term.
Appalachian State Teachers
College is one of the few Institutions
in the country which operates
at approximately full capacity
the year-round. There are
nearly as many enrolled during
the summer at the Boone institution
as, attend during the regular
year, TTiis means that except for
those facilities which must be left
vacant for renovations and repairs
during the summer, the entire
plant is in capacity use for
four quarters of the year.
The enrollment for the second
term will not close out at the figure
of 1297, however. On August
2 a third group of short courses
will begin, and on August 9 another
group of workshops. Included
in the latter are a workshop
in Engliah which will be
directed by Dr. Dwight L. Burton,
the editor of "The English Journal,"
a workshop in Music Education
which is conducted by national
experts from the publishing
i house of Silver-Burdett Company,
| and a Student Teaching Workshop
j which will be directed by Dr. R.
L. Goulding, the director of stuident
teaching at .Florida State
f University in Tallahassee.
Mrs Cleone Hodges, who U
director of recreation < at the coli
lege for the summer montha, haa
outlined a vary interesting program
of aetivitiea for thoae who
arc enrolled. Included are auch
things aa folk games and dances,
directed by Richard Chaae, the
noted forttlorist These will be
held every Tueaday evening from
aix to eight in the men's old gymnasium.
Every Wednesday evening
from six. to eight there will be
a community aing in thia same
building. Every Thursday evening
there ia a free movie in the college
auditorium beginning at eight
o'clock. Trips to almost every
point of interest in the area alao
have been planned by Mrs. Hodges
for the college, and buaes will
be operated to many of these outstanding
attractions. The tripa include
the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Cherry Hill Coffee Shop, the Barter
Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia,
the Blowing Rock Horse Show, the
Mountain Dance and Folk Featival
in Aaheville, Mount Mitchell,
Little Phoenix Lodge, and many
others.. In addition, the college
haa acheduled a number of cultural
l^rograma by out-of-town
groupa which will be preaented
free to college personnel and their
frlenda. Horn in the West ia on
the aehedule for any night.
The aummer aesaion will cloae
at Appalachian on the morning of
Auguat 23. Commencement Mercian
will be held on the previous
sight, Auguat 22, in the auditorium
of the phyaical education and
Ml Mtrtouf injury when hi« car colli
a,photo Jo« C. Minor.
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BOONE'S NEWEST INDUSTRY, Shadowline Lingerie, began operations Thursday Manager Hal Johnson
poses in, front of the new 960,000 plant when over 100 people will be employed. The company'!
head office is in Morganton.—John Corey photo.
Blowing Rock Horse Show To
I Be Highlight Of Summer Season
Wm. 0. Barnett
Dies In Wilkes
William Obe Barnett. 83, prominent
citizen of the Mount Zion
community of Wilkei county, and
father of Mr. G. D. Barnett of
Boone, died at hia home laat
A native of Wilkes, he was born
Oct. 13, 1873, a son of Hamilton
ard Mary Ann Weat Barnett. He
was a veteran of the SpaniahAmerican
War. t '
Mr. Barnett had held many positions
in public and commbnity
life, serving on school and road
groups, and was for several decades
a leader in Mount Zion Baptist
Church. He also was a member
of the Mount Pleasant Lodge of
Surviving 'are hia wife, Mrs.
Betty Barnett of the home; three
sons, V. E. Barnett of Ridgeway,
S. C„ G. D. Barnett of Boone,
John Bameft'of Ferguson; two
daughters, Mrs. J. E. Triplett of
Monroe, Mrs. Veora Welch of
Mount Jackson, Va.; IT grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren
and a sister, Mrs. John
Eller of Ferguson.
(Continued on page aeyen.)
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BLOWING BOCK, July 20—The
outstanding (porting and social
event of this resort's summer
season—the 34th annual Blowing
Bock Horse Show—will be held
at Broyhill Park Aug. 2-4.
One of the oldest shows in the
South, Blowing Bock owns its
own show grounds, including 100
boxes, over 1,000 new grandatand
seats, ample parking facilities,
and 190 large stalls for horses.
Of interest to hunting enthusiasts
is the fine outside hunt
course, containing post k rail, in
and out, figure B's, and water ditch
jumps. Lloyd M. Tate, who has
been general manager for the
show during its entire 34 years of
existence, designed this hunt
course, known as one of the best
and most exacting. Tate announced
that the grounds have been
thoroughly reconditioned for this
C. V. Henkel. North Carolina
state senator from Turnersburg,
will be the Judge for equitation,
hunters and jumpers.
George DeAtley of Montgomery,
Ala., will judge equitation, saddle
and walking horses.
There will be keen competition
in the saddle and walking horse
divisions for the challenge trophies
awarded each year: the Oscar P.
Smith Memorial Trophy and the
Selim E. G. Malta r Memorial
Clyde H. Harris, president for
the third successive year, has
planned entertainment for all exhibitors
and spectators. On Friday
night, the exhibitors will be
given a buffet supper and dance;
on Saturday noon everyone ia invited
to attend the Horae Show
Breakfast at Mayview Manor; on
Saturday night the Grand Horae
Show Ball, also at Mayvtew "Manor.
Other officers for the show are
Norman Block, vice president;
Mrs. G. C. Bobbins Jr., secretary;
and Mrs. H. P. Holshouser, treasurer.
Mrs. Roy Brown
Rites On Friday
Mrs. Roy M. Brown, summer
resident of Boone, died at a
Chapel Hill hospital last Wednesday,
from what waa said to have
been a heart attack.
Mrs. Brown and her husband.
Dr. Roy M. Brown, had Just returned
to their home in Chapel
Hill, from their summer home in
the Rutherwod section. Route 1,
Boone, when she became ill.
Graveaide rites were conducted
in the Chapel Hill community
cemetery Friday afternoon.
Mrs. Brown, who was a native
of Orange county, had lived In
Boone for • number of year*,
while her husband waa professor
of English at Appalachian College.
The family had resided in
Chapel Hill daring the time Dr.
Brown »(*» a member of the faculty
at the University of North
Carolina. Since his retirement
they had continued to maintain
residence at Chapel Hilt spending
part of the summer months at
(Continued on page seven.)
The Watauga County ElemenI*r*
•"* Hi**> Schoola will open
their 1007-98 term* August 29, '
wtth the exception of Blowing
Rock, where achool will atari September
3, it ia announced by W.
I'tiy Angel!, county superintendent
of achoois. /
Following la a list of the teachers
who have been employed: >
.Appalachian Elementary School
—Elizabeth Putnam and Velraa
Cottrell, firat grade; Ella Beshears
and Ennia Da via, second; Lea
Broome. Beaa Crawford, third; Wtlma
Tate, Clyde Goodman, fourth;
Jane Robinson, Grace Bucklaad
end Irene Howell, fifth grade; Seth :
Scott, Louiae Horton, sixth; Carl
Day, Earl Petrey, seventh; Eunice
Lowman and Mary Hamby, .irtji.
D. Pease. librarian;
John T. Howell, principal.
Appalachian High School—Ruby
Akers, English; Verlin Coffey,
Unguage; Ruth L. Greer, home economics;
Margaret Gragg, Engliah
Petty Haddfn, commerce; James
Hadden, science; William Rom.
Engliah; J. Perry Wataon, band;
^rt J?Z!i biolo«y: Lucille
Nash, Engliah; Steve Gabriel.
Shir,ey Gabriel, math; Mary
Schell, physical education; Jack
Groce. phyaical education; R. L
Tait, agriculture; A. B. Crew, prlnVacanciea
exist in commerce.
«'udles and library^
„ ®reeB *«Uey Elementary _
China Lavender, first grade; Dalay
second; Sinesca Wrifht
f"des 1 and 2; Elizabeth Norria,
****** A. Winkler, fourth;
Ruth L. Winkler, fifth; Florence
Greene, sixth grade; Suaie Buchanan,
aeventh; E. B. Fox. eighth
John D. Marsh, principal.
Parkway Elementary—Reka W
Shomake. Willie F. Sims, first'
grade; Mary Helen Cole, Chloe T
Storie, second; Pauline W. Shoemake,
Lucy H. Storie. third; Lovely
".f,n"er'IUry Sue Todd, fourth;
Arile E Moretz and Mary Ruth
Ayera, fifth grade; Pearl J. Cowles
»J*tl»; Reba S. Moretz, Lucille I
""■nett, aeventh; Walter Earl
Greene, eighth; Dwight L. laenhour,
Blowing Rock—Annie L. Whitener
and Helen B. Yoder, first
«rade; Mabel H. Hollars, second
Irene D. Winkler, third; Grace
Beech, fourth; Lloyd McDenlela.
<Th "d n°y Cannon,
fifth; Beatrice C. Winkler, aixth;
Belle Greene, seventh; Jacqueline
Sella, eighth; Dean Williama, ninth
grade and commerce; Elizabeth
King, tenth and Engliah; Homer
Unix, twelfth, social atudies, and
phyaicMl education; James Storie
Vacancies exist in the 7-8th
«rade and eleventh grade homeroom
and math-and science course.
Cove Creek Elementary—Muriel
H. Glenn, first grade; Elizabeth
p SOS? "Bd
P. Dowling, second; Dora S. Mast
third; Kate H. Ellison, third and
fourth; Susie B. Henaon, fourth;
^ -w„ n**"-fUth «r»de;
mie F. Mast, aixth; Janie H. Heneon.
aeventh; Mary G. Henaon,
<Continued on page seven.)
Development Association Is Told
Of Parkway'Mission 66 'By Weems
The Cove Creek Community
Development Club win host to the
quarterly meeting of the North
went North Carol fa* Development
Association Friday evening In the
Cove Creek Baptist Church.
The club served dinner to
forty-five peraona representing
eleven of the thirteen eonntle* In
the aasociatloo. Prexident Jerry
Adams welcomed the group on behalf
of the Cove Creek club
Principal speaker wag Sam P.
Blue Ridge Parkway, who gave
the association a report on the
progreaa of tk« Park wny'. "kUasioa
construction between Blowing
Kock and Grandfather Mountain
ha» been contracted, and It la expected
that the balance will be let
In Aufuat. aatd Weema. Preacnt
plans art to complete thin link
and the Deep Gap link by the latter
part of IBM. When thia la
done, the Parkway will be unbroken
from ten mile* aouth of
Roanoke. Va., all the way to A*heville,
he aaid. J,■,
A report of the Travel and Itecreatlon
Diviaion of the aaaoclatlon
waa made by Spencer Robbina of
Blowing Hock, Cheater Davie of
Wliwton-Saletn/ and Stanley A.
Harrla ot Boone. Subject! diacuaa
ed went the prinUnj of recreation
mapi of the area, the beginning of
"Tweetsie i the Train'*" excursion
runt on a track located between
Boon* and Blowing Rock, and the
new municipal swimming pool at
It was also reported that considerable
Increase in tourist travel
in this area has been noted.
One hundred and seventeen
communities are entered in the
/..r the current year, it MM