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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY. NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER IS, 1M7
VOLUME LXX.— NO. 11
One hundred -and thirty-one will
face trial at the fall tepn of Wa
tauga Superior Court, when it con
venes September 23. for a one
week teuton, aaya Court Clerk A.
Hon. P. C. Krone be rger, of Gas
tonia, will be the presiding judge.
Hon. B. T. Talla, Jr., of Shelby
will appear here for the first time
Mr. South states that speeding
leads the docket. 38 having been
indicted on this charge. Thirty
one will be tried for driving drunk,
21 for driving without license, 12
reckless driving, 4 breaking and
entering and larceny, 3 non-cap
port and S for violation of the State
Following are the names of those
who have been selected for jury
Bald Mountain Township—John
H. McGuire, Worth Graham.
Beaver Dam—Tracy Bentley,
Russell Roark, Clyde Tester.
Blowing Rock — Eugene Craig,
W. Fitch. Charlie Craig, Cecil
Blue Ridge—Fred Critcher, Wil
son Hollars, Stanley Greene.
Boone—David W. Norris, Rod
ney Triplett, Frank Austin, Joe
Todd, Joseph Cook.
Brushy Fork — Cannon Ward,
Glenn Tubman, Roy Williams, For
rest B. Wilson.
Cove Creek—Burl D. Pardue,
Stanley Norris, Woodrow Wilson.
Don D. Isaacs.
Elk — Clyde Triplett, Arthur
Laurel Creek—Troy Cannon, E.
Y. Edmisten. Robert Ward Jr.
Meat Camp—Thomas Miller, W.
R. Woodring, Conley W. Church.
New River — Voyne Edmisten.
Glenn Beach, Jack L. Cook, Clint
North Fork—Robert Thomas.
'Shawneehaw — Marshall Farth
ing, Heath Smith.
Stony Fork—W. B. Day, Willard
E. Clawson, William G. Moretz,
Watauga—Dexter Yates, Jason
Townsend, Edward Baird, .George
Mix Sara E. Elmore of Ashe
ville, representing the State Com
miiiion (or the Blind, was the
principal speaker at the regular
semi-monthly meeting of the
Boone Lions Club, held Tuesday
night, September 2, in the Daniel
Miss Elmore discussed the work
of the commission with blind per
sons throughout the state, and
presented a sample display of use- .
fu] and ornamental objects made |
and sold by these handicapped,
hut often talented persons under
the direction of case workers of j
The principal project of Lions j
Club* everywhere is aid to the
[ blind and sight conservation.
A world population of • billion
is forseen in 100 years.
TRICOUNTY LEAGUE PLAYOFF WINNERS —The Mabel baseball team became co-cbampions of the
Tri-County League September 1 by taking the final 3game playoff series, 2 games to 1, from Boone, which
had won the regular season pennant for the second straight year with a 19-5 record. Mabel finished third
with a 14-7 won-lost record and gained the playoff finals by defeating Lansing and Bamboo, while Boone
was downing Foscoe and Mt. Pleasant. In the finals, Mabel took the first game, 0-4, Boone won the
second, 6-0, and Mabel captured the rubber game, 12 8 Members of the Mabel team pictured, front row,
left to right: Grant Queen, John Watlington, Charlie Mclntyre, Marion Comb*. Second row: Phillip
Triplet!, James Combs, Earl Norris (mgr.), Carl Norris, and Edward Norris. Players not in the picture
are J. M. Burkett, Lewis Burkett, Scott Bunton, Ivan Church, Jimmy Mast, Charles Risk, Jack Combs,
and Junior Grace. James Combs, catcher, who had one of his legs amputated in a mowing machine
accident three years ago, worked all three games of the final playoffs behind the plate for the winners
while wearing an artificial leg.
Biggest Student Body Looked
For As College Frosh Arrive
Legion Post In Yearly
Dies On Sunday
Mr* Alma Hodges Robertson,
64, native of the Poplar Grove
section and former resident of
Boone, died Sunday morning in
Johnson City, Tenn., as a result
of a second stroke of paralysis.
Mrs. Robertson suffered a pa
ralytic stroke five and a half years
ago, and has been an invalid since
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at 2 o'clock at the Poplar
Grove Baptist Church, where the
deceased had been a member since
childhood. The Rev. R. C. Eggers
conducted the rites and burial was
in the Hodges family plot in the
Gragg cemetery near Boone.
Pallbearers were: Elbert Van
noy, Luther Smith, Clyde Williams,
Alonzo Hodges, Tom Vannoy,
A daughter of the late Dr. 1.
M. Hodges and Mrs. Etta Hodges
of'Boone, Mrs. Robertson was born
in the Poplar Grove neighborhood,
and later lived with her family in
Cranberry and in Boone. She had
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American Legion Post 130 U
now in the midst of its 1966 mem
bership drive, Lionel Ward, Post
Adjutant, has announced
The dues of 94.00 per year in
clude post, department, and na
tional dues, he said.
Mr. Ward made the following
statement in urging all service
veterans affiliate with the Legion:
"You will find great satisfac
tion in being a member of the
American Legion and the associa
tion with the admirable group of
veterans who are its members.
Watauga Post 130 is making pro
gress every day and we need your
help in going forward with the
many worthwhile project! which
have made our Post so outstanding
in thfs community.
Singing To Be
Held Al Trade
An. all day singing will be held
at the Sunset Park, Trade, Tenn.,
Sunday, September 19, it was an
nounced by the Rev. Walter W.
Johnson of Trade. Many of the
South's leading groups have been
invited, and the public is welcome
SCOUT CAMPOREE—Rnfua EdmlMrn. a member of Scout Troop 99. Perkinsville. demonstrates proper
application of artificial respiration during the recent outing at Camp Joy in which three troop* took
part The emerfmey crew boat be loan to the resc«e squad of Troop SO, which is ted by R D Hodge*.
Jr.. and Buck Robbins Other troop* represented in the picture arc troop 131, Boose Baptist Church.
Jim ltedden, leader; and troop 114, Heatuna Chanel, Willie Cole, leader. '
IS ' ' "
nc§uii«nuii in uuuri wn; ai
Appalachian State Teachen Col
lege. and according to incomplete
(igurei from the oflice of H. R.
Eggeri. (he registrar, the inatMu
tion can look (or ita biggest stu
dent body this year.
Only the freshmen have regis
tered. However, 570 freshmen have
reported for work, and although
their registration is not yet com
plete, Mr. Eggers expects the fig
ure to remain approximately at
the 570 point. This is more than
fifty larger than last year's fresh
man class, which was the largest
in the college's history.
Freshmen have registered from
fifty-two of North Carolina's one
hundred counties. In addition,
they come from South Carolina,
Virginia, Georgia, Florida, New
Jersey, Illinois, Missouri, Massach
usetts, Pennsylvania, and Tennes
On Monday Die students who
are transferring from other in
stitutions reported for their first
day of orientation. One hundred
and twenty-one were present, be
ing the largest group of transfer
students ever to come to Appala
chian at the begining of the first
Fifty-five of the freshmen who
have enrolled are holders of
scholarships granted by the col
lege. A large number of them
were either valedictorian or salu
tatorian of their class and all
were outstanding in their academ
ic work. The college administra
tion believes that such fine qual
ity of work will show Itself in the
leadership of the student body
The college's first football game
of the season will be held Satur
day night at eight o'clock, when
Appalachian meets Presbyterian
College from Clinton. South Caro
lina, on the college field here.
Registration will close on Sat
urday. and students must be in
class on Mondsy. September 10. to
receive credit for work during the
To Open Office
The Home Finance Company,
with district o((ices in Charlotte,
announces this week that they
will open a branch office In Boone
on Monday. September 16.
The office will open at 414 West
King Street in the building for
merly occupied by the Friendly
Market acroas from the court
Mr. Tom Grant will be manager
and Mr. Harold Cash assistant
manager. They invite the public
to drop to and gut acquainted.
P. Huber Hanes, Jr., of Win
ston-Salem, said here Tuesday
that a rural community should
guard against allowing its -eco
nomy to become unbalanced by
too much industry, .hereby de
priving its farms of essential la
The president of the P. H. Hanes
Knitting Company addressed
the Boone Chamber of Commerce
at its regular monthly meeting,
which registered the heaviest at
tendance of the year. He was ac
companied by Mr. John Green,
vice president of the Hanes firm.
The speaker lauded the civic
body on its efforts in securing two
major manufacturing plants, In
ternational Reaistanc. Company
and Shadowline, Inc., and said
they would be an asset to any
community. He warned, however,
that a preponderance of industry
in a rural community could throw
its economy out of balance by
placing too much of its available
labor supply on industrial pay
He complimented W a t» u g a
County on its progress on all
fronts, including agriculture, in
dustry, education, and recreation.
Tbe healthy climate of the moun
tain area, he said, is conducive to
"good work and good citizenship."
Mr. Hanes declared that one of
our greatest challenges is the
education of our youth to fit them
for the competitive pace of today
and tomorrow. He said Appalach
ian State Teachers College is one
of the great institutions of higher
learning in the state, and that
President W. H. Piemmons is con
tinuing in the fine tradition of its
former president and co-founder,
the late Dr. B. B. Dougherty.
In recreation, he cited the out'
door drama, Horn in the West, and
the county's great natural resourc
es and facilities for hunting, fish
ing, and camping.
Improvements now underway in
the road system of the area fore
shadows a bright future for the
tourist industry in this section,
Mr. Hanes said, adding that the
Northwest North Carolina Deve
lopment Association is doing a
great job of promoting and deve
loping the area.
In this connection, the speaker
said more literature from this sec
tion should be distributed in order
to compete with the Smokies area
in attracting tourists.
In agriculture, Mr. Hanes said
dairying, as well as production of
beef cattle, sheep, cabbage, and
tobacco have gone forward, but
the section has "fallen down" in
the production and marketing of
fruits and vegetables. He stressed
efficient marketing facilities and
attractive packaging as essentials
in selling any product.
"The challenge of each genera
tion," Mr. Hanes concluded, "is to
improve on the accomplishments
of tbe former generation."
FIRST PARADE—The Appalachian High School B and and majorette* itep out In a parade through
Boone, which announced the fint football game of the 1987 season. J. Perry Wat.on i» director of the
group The youngsters are scheduled to perform at several events during the school year.
United Fund Workers Set Goal
Of $15,041.73 For Next Year
Elects Slate Officers
Boone Development*, Inc.,
forme)! by members of the Boon*
Country Club to buy and develop
property for a golf course and
homesites, elected officers and
directors and adopted bylaws at a
meeting held Monday night.
The charter for the new cor
poration has been approved by ihe
State of North Carolina, and was
Officers elected for a one year
term are Wade E. Brown, presi
dent; Dr. L. H. Owsley, first vice
president; Dr. C. Ray Lawrence,
second vice-president; and Rich
ard Morhauser, secretary-treasur
Named as directors were Grover
Robbins, Jr., Dr. W. H. riemmons,
Frank M. Payne, Howard J. Cot
trell, W. R. Winkler, Estel Wag
ner, and E. F. Coe.
Of the authorized capital stock
of •100,000, a total of *36.300 has
been subscribed, and at least an
other (20.000 is fairly definitely
"in sight", according to a report
of the fund raising committee.
1,000 shares are being offered at
(100 a share.
In addition to the above
amounts, there is a sizable group
of $100 to *300 investors which has
not yet been tapped, the commit
tee reported. All stock subscrip
tions thus Ui have been in
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HUGH Q. ALEXANDER
Hon. Hugh Alexander, member
of C'ongreu from the ninth diatrict.
tell* the Democrat that he will be
at the courthouM in Boone Sat
urday, September 14, from 0 to
11 a. m., for the convenience of
hi* conatltuenti. who have matter*
which they deiire to ditcuia with
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VISITING STUDENTS -Boone Rotariana minded with St foreign (tudeaU, In thl* country for itudy on
•cholinhlp* at 42 tiniveralUea and college* in Amortca. when the rtudent* recently rlailod Boom and
apml the night ill home* of Rotary club memberi The foreigner* had ipoal a week la weitern North
Carolina and Teoettee, acquainting themselves with American cuatoma and waya before going to their
Workers for the United Fund of
Watauga County met Sunday after
noon in the auditorium of Appala
chian High School and adopted a
budget of *15,041.73 for 1908. and
set a tentative date for beginning
the campaign to ralae that amount.
Richard Morhauaer was elected
i president of the United Fund org
anization, with Hugh Hagaman and
Mrs. L. H. Owsley named to serve
at vice-presidents. Mra. Guy W.
Angell will serve as secretary, R.
D. Hodges, Jr., is treasurer, and
Daniel Walton as legal advisor.
Chairman of the various active
committess were named also, and
are listed as follows: Fund raising,
Grady Moretz, Jr., and Mrs. How
ard Carlion; public speaking, Dr.
J. R. Melton; social planning, G.
K. Moose and the Rev. E. F. Trout
man; promotion and publicity, Mrs.
Ralph Tugman and Mrs. R. C.
Rivers; and nominations, R. E.
The campaign will begin in Wa
tauga October 21, and run to No
vember 2, according to plana being
made by Mr. Moretz and Mn. Carl
Breakdown of money to be raised
will go to the following agencies
Red Cross, $2,29000
Appalachian High School Band,
Principal's Association, *900.00.
Empty Stocking, *490 00.
Boy Scouts of America, *2,203.77.
Girl Scouts, *290.00
Disaster and Dread Diseases,
Local Mental Health. *1,000.00.
Teen Canteen, *400.00.
Crippled Children, *800.00.
4-H Club. *969.00.
State Mental Health, *14*1.00.
Local Social Hygeine. *33.00.
Agricultural Workers Council,
USO, *339.00. ,
child) ens Home Society, *324.98.
Florence Crittenton Home,
National TMVelera Aid, *7.01.
United Mcd'cal Research Foun
dation of N. C . *403.40
Carolinas United Communities
Expense and contingencies fund,
Dr. L. H. Owsley presented these
figures for the admissions and bud- it
get committee and the 18 peraona
attending the Sunday meeting ap
proved the report None of these S ; :
figures include money to be raiaed
by the Blowing Rock community,
which conducts ita own campaigns .
for various benevolences
NEW 8. E. C. CHIEF
Edward N. Gadaby was approved
as head of the Secur.t.e. and Ex
cliange Commission la the record- tad
breaking time at forty-eight we- t, §3
»nd* Mr Gadaby succeds J. Sin- fe
slair Armstrong, recent appointed %
is Aaauitant dacratory of the