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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, September 19, 1957, Image 1

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FOR BEST RESULTS ■dvertiian invariably um the columns tt U* Daaacrat With its full paid drolr VM, K'i the beet advertising medium An Independent Weekly Newapaper . . , Seventieth Year of Continuous Publication ■ ifrMKttJ; -it ■ - - ■ I BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NOBTH CAROLINA, THUKSPAY, SEPTEMBER If, 1W7 j| Teachers Are Added In County Authorization ha* been received by the Watauga County Board of Education to increaae the allot ment of teachers from 140 to 142 due to the increase in enrollment at the close of the fir*t two weelu of school, it was announced by W. Guy Angell, school superin tendent. Appalachian High School and Green Valley Elementary School have each qualified for one addi tional teacher which will greatly reduce the teacher load in these schools. The enrollment at Appalachian High School increased from 423 to 473, an increase of SO students. The Green Valley Elemental^ School enrollment has increased from 304 to 346, a gain of 42 students. Enrolment increases at Appalachian are due to increase in local population and the in creased number of eighth grade graduates entering high school from Green Valley and Parkway schools as well as the elementary school at Appalachian. The increase at Green Valley is almost entirely due to the large number of people moving into that community. Blowing Rock School enrollment has increased 24 over the enroll ment this time last year. The largest decrease in enroll ment is reflected at Bethel in which a total of 34 pupils are re ported short as compared to en rollment this time last year. Moat of the other schools in the county have reported a slight decrease as compared to last year. Listed below is a comparative summary of school enrollments at the close of the first two weeks of school in 1096 and 1097 ('96 en rollment first, '97 second, and the plus or minus last): Appalachian Elementary — 983, 363, same for both years. Appalachian High—423, 473, plus 90. Green Valley Elementary—304, 346. plus 42. Parkway Elementary—916, 906, minus 10. Blowing Rock Elementary—342, 346, plus 4. Blowing Rock Rlgh—112, 133, plus 21. Valle Crucis Elementary — 307, 310, plus 8. Cove Creek Elementary — 380, 366, minus 14. Cove Creek High — 343, 338, minus 9. Bethel Elementary — 276, 249, minus 31. Bethel High—87, 84, minus 3. Mabel Elementary — 301, 289, minus 16. Watauga Consolidated Elemen tary—43, 93, plus 10. Watauga Consolidated High — 0, 12, plus 3. Totals—1006: 4026; 1B97: 4060, plus 94. Local Gtizens To Attend Meet In Asheville A number of local citizen* are expected to be in Asheville Thurs day, September 36 for the Western North Carolina Fir* Prevention Conference. County Forest Warden Crayte Teague who will go to the meet ing, states that the members of the Board of Commissioners—1 Bynum Greene,/ Graver Lewis, Fred Hatley; R. G. Shipley, How ard Williams, Jennings Robinson, L. E. Tuckwiller, Sheriff Hodges, aod perhaps others from Watauga county are expected to attend. The conference will last from 10 a. m. to 3:90 p. m. and there will be a number of speaftrs on subjects related to the forest fire problem, from the standpoint of lumbermen, the pulpwood Indus try, farmer, businessman, banker, schools, wildlife, etc. It Is design ed to create broadened interest In the protection of the forests of Western North Carolina Counties included In the meet ing are: Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell. Cherokee, Clay, Gra ham. Haywood, Henderson, Jack son. Macon, Madison, McDowell. Mitchell. Polk, Rutherford. Swain, Transylvania, Yancey and Wat* uga The purpose of the foundation planting around the house is to blend the house into the lot BURLEY SEASON NEAR—Stieki of burley tobacco itand like ghpsts, getting their initial open air cure, before being placed in the barm. Grandfather Mountain is shown in the distance. The crop this year is said to be very good Hugh Morton photo. United Fund Maps Drive Community Committeemen Slate Chosen For ASC Vote The ASC community election boards from the ten ASC com munities in the county met Sept ember 10 with the County ASC Election Board and named nomi nees for community committee men in their respective communi ties. In this meeting the chair man, L. t. Tucfcwiller, stressed the importance of naming the men for nominees best qualified to ad minister the various county . ASC programs. Instructions were then given these boards as polling place boards for holding the ASC com munity committee elections Octo ber 8, at the designated polling places in the communities. In each community three community committeemen and two alternates will be elected. The person elect ed as chairman of the community committee will be delegate to the county convention October 8, for the purpose of electing a county ASC committee. The vice-chair man will be the alternate dele gate to this convention. Polling places, polling place boards and community committee nominees for each community are as follows: BEAVER DAM: Polling place, Donly Hagaman's store Polling place board: Cecil Swift, chair man; G. D. Matheson, vice-chair man; Baker Edmisten. Community committee nominees: Howard Cable, Clyde Comett, Loyd Dish man, Carl Johnson, C. C. Johnson, Linville Norris, Lynn B. Norris, Asa Reese, Sr., Paul Tester, Joe Wilson. BRUSHY FORK: Polling place, Vilas Service Station. Polling board: D. M. Glenn, chairman; Sherman Hollar, vice-chairman; Jack Hicks. Community commit tee nominee*: S. E. Anderson, C. I. Billings, Hiriam Brooks, C. A. Clay, Willie Cole, Don Elliott, Harvey Gilliam, B. F. Hodges, Bynum Hodges, Joe McNeil. COVE CREEK: Polling place, James B. Mast'* store. Polling place board: Owen Wittle, chair man; Tom Lawrence, vice-chair man; D_ E. Church. Community committee nominees: Jack Hen son, Burl Lawrence, Clay Perry, John K. Perry, Audie Pnmtur June Proffitt, Ed Reese, Lee Tho mas, Howard Vannoy, M. L. War ren. LAUREL CREEK: Polling place, V. D. Ward's store. Polling place board: Olus Mast, chairman; Henry Hagaman, vice-chairman; R. V. Presnel). Community com mittee nominees: Ned Glenn, Ray Harmon, Gradon Hagaman. Clyde Love, Clay Presnell, Gold Presnell, Ira Presnell, Gene Smith, Leonard (Continued on page aeven.) Open House At Shadowline Is Set For Friday The management and personnel of Shadowline, Inc., extend to the people of Watauga county an in vitation to visit their new plant on Blowing Rock Road Friday, September 27, between the hours of 1 and 4:49. Mr. Hal Johnson, manager, is sued the following statement, in connection with the open house an nouncement: "Shadowline is happy to be a part of this community and to have a part in the development of a well rounded economy for all its people. Our relationship has been wonderful since we moved to Boone. In order to show you what we make and our products we want you to come to our plant and see first hand the Boone plant of Shadowline, Inc." Farm Owners May Borrow Now From FHA HlflMe- form owner* in Wata uga county may borrow from the Farmeri Home Administration to repair or remodel farm dwellings or other essential farm buildings, Jennings B. Robinson, the agency's County Supervisor serving local farm families said today. Loans are also made to construct new dwellings or other farm buildings. : Interest on the loans will be 4 I percent per year on the unpaid principal. Repayments will be scheduled over periods up to 33 years. The agency expects applicants to obtain the building plans and specifications for the improve ments to be financed with the loans. To help the borrower obtain construction that meets generally accepted standards of soundness, the Farmers Home Administration will review the plans and inspect the construction a* it progresses. The local Farmers Home Ad ministration county committee will determine whether or not an ap plicant is eligible for a housing loan. To be eligible, an applicant must be the owner of a farm, be unable to obtain suitable credit for dwellings and other buildings from other lenders, and have enough income from the farm or from the farm and other sources, to meet family living and farm operating expenaes and repay his debts. Further information on the loans may be obtained at the eoun ty office of the Farmers Home Administration located in the County Courthouse in Boone. Claire Booth Luce Will Appear On First Public Program Series The Public Programs Series for 1B67-M will open October 10 with a presentation of Claire Booth Luce as a dramatic monotogist in "Fashions in Lova." Miss Luce, currently visiting Rome, will return to this country soon to begin an Itinerary of pub Ik appearance*. Among her firat will be the program in the Physi cal Education Building here on the evening of October 10. The following aerie* Ml bwen arranged for the current year: The Don Cossack Chorus and Dances will appear here Novem ber 21 The program will be held in the Men's Old Gymnasium. The (roup, which uaea music from Russia and the Ukraine, waa on they preseoted • program of maf ic and dancing On January 30, the Grata Root* Opera Company will bring to the campu* the opera "Don Giovanni." The opera will be in Engliah. aa those presented by the company have previously been. Donald Grant, a world traveler, will five a lecture oa world af fairs February *• Mr. Grant, who ia a former superintendent of the Scotland schools, will fpend two days on the col lege campus, at tending classes and speaking ia assembly. He will give bif final program February 4 at • o'clock in the auditorium of the Admini stration Building KdWia Gercheuki. composer pianiat, will prcaant a piano torn cert March 31 in the Fine Art» Auditorium Gereheaakl, who i* chairman of the department of mualc at Convene College, will al ao upend two daya on the campoa giving concert* in aaaembly. On March 11 the Dublin Play era from Dublin, Ireland, will fea ture George Bernard Shaw'i comedy, "Arm* and the Man." A matinee of the program will be given to high achool Junlora and aeniort from achool* In the an* rounding area An added feature to thK ycar'a aertea la a public program for the opening of tlie aprlng featlval on Mar 1- Thia program will feature Dyer-Bennett, the great Engluh ballad atnger (Continued on pas* men.) A campaign committee meeting of the United Fund for Watauga County waa heid at Appalachian Elementary School Thursday even ing, at which the pre-plans were made for the forthcoming United appeal drive, to be carried out In the county October 21 to November 2. Division chairmen (elected for the campaign are: Grady Moretz, Jr., and Mrs. How ard Carlson, co-chairmen of the drive, in charge of Boone and New River township*. Conrad Yates, chairman of the commercial division. Cecil. Miller, industrial-division. Earl Petrey, educational divi sion. Mrs. David Reich, residential. Carl B. Greene, coordinator ior solicitor training. Mrs. Carlson appointed Miss Jean Childers, home demonstration agent, as chairman of the Home Demonstration club*. Working with her will be Mrs. Asa Reece in the Beaver Dam, Timbered Ridge and Bethel communities, Mrs. Howard Murray of Valle Crucis, working in the Valley Mountain, Brushy Fork and Hod ges Gap areas; Mrs. Harold Tick nor working in the Laxon, Sands, and Green Valley communities; Mrs. Hattie Lewis, working in the Willow Valley, Silverstone, Mabel and Cove Creek communities. Mrs. Carlson has appointed W. Harold Anderson, assistant county agent in charge of the Rural Farm Betterment Program, and R. G. Shipley, vocational agriculture teacher at Cove Creek High School, to assist in the work by having charge of the five community de velopments that are operating in the county. Working with them will be Lewis Norris, of the Bethel community; Jerry Adams, Cove Creek; Frank Taylor, Valle Crucis; Truman Critcher, Bamboo; and Stewart Simmons, Triplett. Joe Welbora will assist in the campaign at Deep Gap and Stony Fork. M. C. Rominger Taken By Death Manuel C. Rominger, 72. resi dent of Banner Elk, Route 1, died Sunday la Grace Hospital, Banner Elk. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Liberty Methodist Church In the Matney neighborhood. Rev. Mr. Surrat and Rev. Mr. Wood conducted the rites and burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are seven sons and i two daughters; Dexter, Boone; Charles. Atlanta; Fred, Matney; Ctyde, Orlando, Fla.; Grady. Ban ner Elk; Ernest, Rominger; How ard, Banner Elk; Richard, Balti more, Md.: Mrs. Mae Wren. Bur lington; Mrs. Edith Olenn, Vilas. There are three sisters: Mrs. J. Y. Walker, lugar Grove; Mrs Minnie McNeil, Zionville; Mrs. Bessie Harmon, Beech Creek. There are i fifteen grandchildren. Leading Federal economists | have predicted that the nest surgs ' in the national economy would | caiue from • Ux cut Craftsmen From Wide Area Are Expected Craftsmen from all over the southeastern mountain area will arrive In Boone Thursday, October 3, as the fall meeting of the South ern Highland Handicraft Guild gets underway. The meeting will last through Saturday and a majority of the more than 200 members la expected to attepd. Appalachian State Teachers Col lege has opened its campus to the guild, and through the courtesy of Misa Catherine Smith and Gordon A. Nash of the Fine Arts Depart Ctnt most of the meetings will be Id in the Fine Arts Building. Mits Elizabeth Lord of Watauga Handcrafts is chairman of the re ception committee which includes Mrs. Howard Carlson, Mrs. D. W. Cook, lira. Wayne Richardson, Mrs. A. R. Smith, Mrs. Ruth South, Mrs. C. G. Hodges, Mrs. Bill Jackson, Mrs. Joseph NorrU and Clingman Miller, all of the Boone area. Among their other duties they will be manning the information table in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building, registering guesta and helping with program arrange ment*. Main busineaa of the Thursday evening meeting will be planning for the 11th annual Craftaman's Fair next July in Asheville's City Auditorium. The fair la • major even for the guild members, who set aside their finest work for ex hibit there and look forward all year to demonstrating their skill* to thouaands of fair viaitora from all over the country. Friday morning there will b« • guided tour of the college campus and a visit to Watauga Handcrafts, one of the guild'* craft center*. The public I* invited to the ipec ial Friday afternoon program at 2:19 o'clock In the Fine Art* Building. The education commit tee of the guild ia presenting a* speaker David R. Campbell, direc tor of the League of New Harap ahire Arts Jc Crafts and executive vice-preaident of the American Craftamen's Educational Council. Friday evening member* will gather at nearby Parkway Craft Center to hear Sam P. Wee ma. sup erintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway, speak on the interest of the National Park Service in craft* *nd pioneer culture. Park naturaliat Don Robinaon will ac company Mr. Wee ma. Also open to the public in the Fine Art* Building Saturday at • a. m. is the general guild meeting when Mr. Campbell will be present to diacuas craft problems with members. The purposes of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, a non profit member corporation, are to encourage the creative uae of ma terial*, build a cooperative apirit among craftsmen, improve the quality of the craft* taught, pro duced and told in the area and pro vide opportunities for their exhi bition and sale. Member* mu*t be reiident* of the Southren High lands. DOUBLE CHECK.—Pat (left) and Nancy HolUngsworth of Boone check to see if they (till look very much alike after arriving on the Wake Forest College campus in Winston-Salem. Daughters of the Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Hollingsworth of Boone; they're freshmen.— (Photo by Irvin Grigg.) Area Mail Service Improvement Slated In an effort to improve mail service in Watauga county, a num ber of change* have been made In rural route and city delivery ser vice, effective October 5, 10B7, states Lyle B. Cook, acting poat maater. The changes were made aa the result of a survey made last May, looking to the improvement of ■Mil service in the county. To that end the following changes were proposed and approved by the Department: City Delivery 1. Extension of service to pa trons on Hill Street and Highland Circle. 2. The establishment of City Mounted Delivery to curb boxes in the Perkinsville area. (This in cludes service in the Hardin de velopment, Perkinsville, and to Watauga Produce on U. S. 421.) 8. The establishment of a sub stitute auxiliary route for city de livery service. Rural Delivery 1. Transfer of patrons from Rt. 3, Boone to Rt. 1, Blowing Rock in the area between Jarvis E. Greene corner and the Parkway Overpass, and between the Park way Overpass and Clyde Downs Comer. (This eliminates bad road on Rt. 3.) 2. Transfer of rural service from Deep Cap to Rt. 1, Boone consist ing of the territory West of Lax on. 3. Transfer of rural service from Zionville to Rt. I, Boone, consist ing of the Meat Camp territory. In addition to the changes as listed above, some rearrangements In rural service have been made between the three rural routes of this office. All patrons involved in these changes will be notified by letter this week of their correct street or rural address. New Publicity Head Named Mr. James F. Jones has been appointed to handle the new posi tion of Publicity Director for Athletics at Appalachian. Mr. Jones will be in charge of releasing information about Moun taineers' teams to other sehooJs and persons and serving as sta tistician for Appalachian teams. An old hand in the North State Conference, he earned his Bache lor of Arts degree at Elon Col lege and his master's degree at JAMES F. JONES East Carolina. He teaches social studies and business education and also coaches tennis here. Assisting him is Sonny Fields, a freshman student from Arling ton, Virginia. Sonny graduated from Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, where he was a column ist for his school paper. He also wrote for an Arlington daily. The Northern Virginia Sun. College Improvements During ' Current Year Cited By Dougherty Mr. Barnard Dougherty, comp troller of the college, baa releaaed a Mat of improvement* made on the rampu* during the apring and lumraer of thia year. Among the ronovationa made thia mimmer ii the converting of the Watauga Hotel Into the "Col lege Hall for Hen." College Hall la located oa King Street is Boone. Mr. Dougherty cited numeroua improvement*1 made Hi regard to the walki and atreeta on the cam pu» Tkoae walks removed and re placed or wtdeae) include: the walk from the Book Store to Lo vill Hall. Locuat Street la frost of the Book Store, and the atreet leading to the preatdeat a home waa hard-aurfaced. The president'* home waa com pleted during the aummer and Dr. and Mr*. Fl—m—a now occupy W the home which overlooks the col lege campui. Landacaping around the preiident'a realdence waa partially completed. Mr. L. B. Tyaon, Mr. Dougherty announced, haa been engaged to make a complete aurvejr of the campui and other college proper ty. Mr. Tyaon ia preparing a "topo map," • map of the topography, for the college. Furniture for the Student.1! I Lounge, which ia located on the fbit floor of the new addition to the cafeteria, waa purchased. Hat and coat rack* were initialled in the cafeteria. Eaat Hall waa equip ped with double-decker bed. in order to make room for the large number of e»«de attending Ap palachian. Other project* were noted by Mr. Dougherty, larluded are; • new chlorlnator (or the water •yatem, a new lake constructed between Juitice and Newland Hall*, the soundproofing of the practice rooms in the Fine Art* Building, the addition of many walla for decorative and retain ing pur pones, and the purchasing of instructional aida for teachers. Mabel Grange J|H Meets Monday The MaMe Grange will meet Monday night, September 23 at 7:30 in the Mebel School At the last meeting officers were elected and in charter will be clotted at thto i ing and those who have i the Orange must do so 1* i

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