Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, October 03, 1957, Image 1
. . FOR BEST RESVLTS Vll An Independent Weekly New pa per . . . Seventieth Year of Continuous Publication - i LXX.— NO. 14 BOOM WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER S, 1M7 I ■ ■ JRTEE.N PAGES—mO SECTIONS f tKi sirlsft 1-^r^Sr Lt.-Col. Smith Gets National Service Award 14. Colonel Louis K Smith. CAP. Boom. North Carolina, Leg al Officer for the North Carolina Wing of Civil Air Patrol, has been LT. COLONEL L. H. SMITH I awjrded Meritorious S e r v 1 c « Award by National Headquarter*, Civil Air Patrol, Boiling Air Force But. The Meritorious Service Award ia awarded to membera of Civil Air Patrol who distinguish them aelvea by heroism involving volun tary risk of life or by outstanding meritorioua service or meritorioua achievement. In April 1H4 Col onel Smith waa awarded Excep tional Service Award, this award having been presented to Colonel Smith by General Beau. National Commander, Civil Air Patrol, in ; appropriate ceremonies at Rich mond, Virginia. The Exceptional Service Award is awarded to membera of Civil Air Patrol who distinguish them selves by a high degree of heroism involving voluntary risk of life or by exceptionally mertitorious con duct in the performance of out standing service—the service must be clearly exceptional. September Rainfall Highest Of Any Month Five Hundred At Open House At Shadowline More than 900 persons respond ed to an "open house" invititation by the management of Shadowline, Inc., to come out and look over the plant laat Wednesday after noon, September 27. The firm, which hat home of fices and plant in Morganton, and another plant in California, manu factures high quality lingerie un der the Shadowline label for a nationwide market. The Boone plant began operations In its new building just off the Slowing Rock road during the past summer. "We greatly appreciate the nice response to our 'open house' event by the people of Watauga County, and we invite you to call upon us whenever we can be of service in any way," said Hal Johnson, plant manager. Mrs. Clawson Dies On Friday Mrs. Harriet Evelyn Clawson, 88, prominent citizen of Boone, Route 2, died at Watauga Hospital Friday. She had been a patient at the hospital for a month. Funeral services were conduct ed at the Meat Camp Baptlat Church Sunday at 2:30. Rev. W. C. Payne, Rev. Roby Painter, and Rev. Barnard Tuttle took part in the rites. Burial was in the Meat Camp cemetery. A daughter of the late Joseph and Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Clawson was reared in Watauga county. She had been married to Mr. John H. Clawson for 72 years. Surviving are the husband and five sons: J. Bynum Clawson, Wade Clawson, Hamp Clawson, Willie Clawson, Route 2. Boone; Clyde Clawson, Blowing Rock. There are 34 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. September's rainfall was the highest of any month thia year in Boone, according to records kept by weather observer Joe Minor. A total of 10.29 inches of water was measured at the station. Only April came cloae to receiving that much water, when 10.24 inches were reported. , This is more than twice the amount of water that uaually falls on Boone in September. The long range record which has been es tablished is 4.23 inches. In 1954 a total of 1.08 inches was meas ured, while in 1908 the same month the total lacked .01 inch being a full inch. Last year, however, the total exceeded the average as 9.19 inches were reported. On September If, • rainfall of 2.0V Indies was reported (or the preceding 34 hours. Others parts of the State reported even more, the area around Statesville having better than nine Inches. On three other days more than an inch was measured—September 12, 1.M; on the 29th, 1.23; and September 30, 1.84. Rain fell in various amounts twenty of the thirty days of Sep tember. Temperatures ranged all the way from a cool 37 degrees to a warm 84. The thermometer hit 84 the first two days of the month and dropped to 37 on the nights of the 29th and 28th. On the 29th a sadden drop was noted when the high was 72 degrees and the mer cury plunged to 87. However, it stayed there only a short while as the temperature rose to 78 the next day. Frost was reported seen in some sections, and the leaves are show ing signs of fall as the weather has stayed at 00 or below for the last four days of the month. Caton To Leave Health Dept. Mr. Lewis H. Caton, Jr., Senior Sanitarian with the local Health i Department and supervisor for the i district has resigned to accept a I posit on with the Rocky Mount i City Health Department effective October 1. It is with regret that Dr. Mary Michal, Health Officer makes this announcement. Appalachian, Eton Take Lead As They Defy Rain And Chill Greensboro — Appalachian and Elon. defying the rain and cold of Saturday night, forged out front in the first North State Conference family action of the teason. The Appalachian Mountaineer! ilothed to a 28-0 victory over Weatern Carolina, while Elon tramped on Guilford to the tune o( 29-14. To moat observer*, the most sur prising non-conference result >n the game In which Lenoir Rhyne and Presbyterian went to a score less tie. Appalachian defeated the South Carolina team in their first game of the aeason 20-7 In another non-conference tiH Davidson ramped over East Car olina 1M Appalachian relied a great deal on quarterback Ansel Glendenning to call the right signals in stifling Western Carolina's hopes (or ai upset The Callowhee boys' havi jet to win a game this season. Full back Claude Midkiff carried th< ball over three times to aasun the local boys of their win. El on depended on Bob Stauffea berg to give them a victory. Hi carried the ball into the end ion< twice for two of their touchdowns Elon Coach Sid Varnry praise* his entire team for their win, witl particular praise being pointed » Statiffenber*. Coach Clarence Staaavich of La noir Rhyne, aaid after the game They threw a seven-man line a us, and with the field in the con dition it waa In, we couldn't gi outside." The coming week end lists twi conference battles. AppalacUiai will be *1 Elm trying to stay m lop in the eonferenre standing*, and EaU Carolina Will Journey to Catawba aa the two team play their firat conference tilt. For non-conference play, Guil ford will be at Bridgewater. La-, noir Rhyne playa Newberry ofl home ground*, and Weatern Caro lina goea to Johnson City to play Eaat Tennessee The won-lost (landings for all North State team*, in both con ference and non-conference garnet la: Cml All Game* W L WIT Appalachian ...... 10 2 10 Won I 0 10 0 Lenoir Rhyne 0 0 111 Cafcwfci • 0 0 1 • Eaat Carolina .... 0 0 0 2 0 Guilford ; 0 1 0 10 WaaUrn Carolina 0 1 0 a 0 SAFETY AWARD.—A gold plaque in recognition of a million man hours worked by employee! of Bhie Ridge Electric Membership Corporation without lost time accident wa« presented by Larry Meyer of Em ployers Mutual Insurance Company, left, to A. B. Hurt of Jefferson, president pf rural electric electric cooperative, center, and Cecil E. Viverette, of Lenoir, general manager. Presentation of award for outstandig achievement in field of safety was made at safety award dinner held recently in Lenoir.—Photo by Rufty, courtesy Lenoir News-Topic. Blue Ridge Membership Sets Record Among 500 Co-Ops Linda Wey, Eddie Rush Get Queen-King Titles United Fund Solicitors To Meet 8th The solicitor* training meet ing for the United Fund will be held at the Elementary School Tuesday evening, Oc tober t, at 7:M. All division chairmen, area chairmen and ■olidton are nrged to attend. Richard Morhonacr, president •f the United Fund, R. D. Hod ges, Jr., treasurer, High Hag aman, vice-president In charge •f fund raising, and Leo K. Prltehett, member •( the speak ing committee, will make up the program. Stout Is Given 30-vear Award •/ Mr. L. H. Stout, of Waynesvllle, formerly of Boone, has been pre sented a 30-year pin, in recogni tion of his long service with Essa Oil Company. George E. Williams, Esso dis trict manager, made the presen tat ion, at a banquet honoring Mr Stout at the Wayneaville Country Club. About 15 Esso officials at tended. Mr. Stout went to Wayncsvillf 'from Boone six years ago. Linda Wey and Eddie Rush. Homecoming king and queen at Appalachian High School, reigned over _ the Homecoming football game and dance on Friday night. Linda waa crowned during half time ceremonies at the ball game by Betsy Rogers, chief cheerlead er and 1996 Homecoming queen. Other girls nominated for queen were Nadine Bolick, Pat Dowling. Pat Madux, Mary Moretz, Janice Smith. Marilyn Triplett, thane Watkins, and Ann West. Boys whe were nominated by the student body for Homecoming i king were Dick Brown, Steve : Caatle, Ray Critcher, Rufus Ed mlaten, Dale Greene, J. R Hartley, David Teague, Richard Tiadel, King Triplett, and Jerry Wine barger. Both Linda and Eddie are popu lar members of the senior class Linda, th« daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Wey, ia chief major ette and a member of the Student Council. Eddie, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Rush, is a letterman i in both football and basketbkll. Secretary of Defense Wilson has ordered the armed forces cut by not more than 100,000 men for economy reasons. He said that major United States forces over j seas would not be affected. The Blue Kitlge Electric Mem bership Corporation, with main officei in Lenoir, has set a record among the more than 900 electric cooperatives in the nation by at taining 1,000,000 man-hours with out a lost time accident. The 21-year-old electric cooper ative serves 16,900 customers over 3,400 miles of lines in Watauga, Caldwell. Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes, and Alexander counties. Ill recognition of the achieve me'nt, a safety award dinner tot employees, their wives or hus bands, was held at the Lenoir Moose Lodge last week with Larry Meyer, electric system specialist of Employers Mutual Insurance Company of Wausau, Wisconsin, presenting to A. B. Hurt of Jeffer son, president of Blue Ridge, and Cecil E. Viverette, of Lenoir, gen eral manager, a handsome gold plaque for the employees. More than 200 attended the smorgasbord dinner served by the staff mem bers of the Moose Club. The period covered by the safety achievement was from June 16, 1SS2, to August 3, this year. Ir his presentation remarks. Mr. Mey er declared that it was "a motnen tous occasion and that credit wa< due to the board of directors, gen eral manager, foremen and super visors, office personnel, safety sup ervisor, and to each and every em ployee. for bis or her part." Mr. Meyer said that "chaneei are that many of you have hac close calls, but the job of workini safetly is the responsibility of eact and every one." He declared tha a million man hours without a Ion time mishap was not the ultimaU (Continued on page aix) YOUR UNITED FUND DOLLAR DID THIS! Through your contrite tloni you furnish new parent* ind lifetime home* for many Norti Carolina )oungster« each rear. The Children's Home Society of Nortl Carolina, statewide adoption agency, la a member agency of ou Watauga Count) United Fund. ■. ■ mers ASC Watauga County farmer* will go to the variou* polling place* hroughout the county next Tue* Jay, October 8, and elect ASC community committeemen in theii .eapective communltie*. In each community, three com mitteemen and two alternate* will j he elected. These men will be re sponiible (or the local admlnUti* lion during 1096 of such national farm programs a* the Soil Bank program, and Agricultural Con servation program, price support*, acreage allotment*, marketing quota*, storage facility loam, and itber*. The ASC community election board* from the ten ASC com munitie* in the county met Sept ember 10 with the County ASC Election Board and choae nomin ee* for committeemen in each community County Agent L. E. Tuckwiller, chairman, *tre*aed the importance of naming the men beat qualified to adminiater the various county ASC program*. Eligible voter* include owner*. operator!, tenants, and ihare crop pert on any farms participating or eligible to participate in any pro gram administered during the current calendar year through the County ASC Committee office. "Many important decisions are coming up in 1808," said Chair man Tuckwiller, "and we cannot urge too strongly that everyone who is eligible to vote in these elections do so Tuesday and have a voice in naming the men who I will make these decisions affect ing our entire county." BOONE'S PRIDE.—The Appalachian High School Band made its first nulformed appearance of the ■chool year, as it participated in the homecoming parade last Friday. The band, under direction of J. Perry Watson, gave a half-time program at the Elkln-Appaiachian game that night. The Junior High Band also participated in the parade.—Staff photo by Joe Minor. Claire Luce, To Appear Here Next Tuesday, Starts Lyceum Series Claire Luce, who will appear at Appalachian State Teachers Col lege in Boone on October 10, la the only American actress to have appeared for a season at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon, starring aa Cleopatra, Beatrice, Viola and oth er famous roles. The year she spent there was, she says, one of the highlights of her entire career, although her fabulous successes in this country, as well as abroad, have made her famous in many other coveted roles. Her fans will argue as to which were her greatest accomplishment: in Cole Porter's "The Gay Divor cee," in which she starred in New York and London; as Salome in Oscar Wilde's play, or her magnifi cent Shakespearean portrayals: as •Catherine in "The Taming of the Shrew" at New York City Center Theatre, Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing," Viola In "Twelf th Night," or Shakespeare's Cleo patra, which "Who's Who in the Theatre" records as a "memorable performance." Miss Luce made several splendid films in England, starring In "Rain," "A Doll's House," and "Anna Christie." She is equally at home in televlaion in innumerable starring roles, among them Becky Sharpe in "Vanity fair" (Philco), "The Green Woman" in "Peer Gynt" (Philco), The Queen Bee," "Reflected Glory," etc. A genuinely art in tic personality, Miss Luce i> at home with music, painting, and the dance. It was at the behest of Winston Churchill that she first took up the brush. She studied painting at the Kin sington Art School in London, and in New York at the Art Students League under the tutelage of Kun iyoshi, John Carrol, Corbino, and George Grosz. At the age of thirteen she was in the Russian Ballet, later becom ing the Premier Danseuse of three of Flore nz Ziegfield't famous "Koll i ps" and Irving Berlin's "Music Box Revue" ami also the C. B. Cochran revue "Follow the Sun" in London. In IMS she was guest conductor of the Birming ham Philharmonic Orchestra in England. Her intimate knowledge of dra ma, music, painting, and the dance enables her to illustrate along original lines how the arts are united by a sense of grace, move ment. and rhythm. (Continued on page aix) Nurse Course Being Taught Miss Mary Williams. Red Crow Instructor, is teaching an instruc tor's course in Home Nursing this week in the Presbyterian Church in Boone. Students include members of the Watauga County Medical Auxiliary and Home Demonstra tion Clubs. They art: Mrs. L. P. Hagaman, Mrs. L. H. Owsley. Mrs. H. M. Cook. Mrs. Curtis McGowan. Mrs. David Farthing, Mrs. Ford Hcnson, Mrs. Ivan Farthing. Mrs. Custer Ward. Mrs. t. M. Luttrcll. Mrs. George Harmon. Mrs. Leo nard Ward. Mra. Charles Lewia. Mrs. Stanley Harris. Misa Geral dine Surratt, Mra. Dean Isaacs, and Mrs. Ivan Younce. The mem bers of the class will be qualifiod - to teach a course in Home Nurn i ing to I n teres ted community 1 irou»* yffi . i. r The clawes wlU be tautfht tluough Friday, October i m Development Group To Make Progress Report Watauga County la in the lime light since it has been selected as * Pilot County (or the Rural Deve lopment Program. The purpose of this program is to open wider the doors of opportunity for people in our county so they may have an Improved standard of living and better environment for all famili es. . All individuals, groups, and or ganisations have been asked to share in this new program to help balance the economic and social development of our county. The tying together of the «rorfc of all interested pe-*ons. groups, and agencie* i« the thing that will keep the ball rolling. Plana arc underway for a pro greM nummary meeting to be held on October 21, where in all group*, agenciei, and individual* will •hare in thia progre** report, over a good meal and be encouraged by remark* by an outatanding (peak er. You are urged to mark the 21*< on your calendar and plan now to attend thi* meeting. Further de tail* of the program, along with announcement of the ipeaker, will be given .out next week. Mental Health Chapter Is Being Planned Here All interested persons of Wa tauga county art invited to attend a meeting for the purpose of org anising a loeal chapter of the N. C. Association of Mental Health. The meeting will be held down •tali* at the Boone Trail Cafe, Monday, October 7. at 8 p. in. Abe Littleton will serve as chairman of the meeting and bus ineas will include election of offi cera and the aetting up of com mitteea. Individuals will be asked to serve on Ute following commit tea: Education committee, public re lations, volunteer activities, and membership. The purpose of the organization of a local chapter of the Mantel " 'Wwtr m -WW Health association la to h«lp do fine and locate the mental healtk neds of the community and then use the available local resourcei and develop the needed facilitiei to improve these needs Future plana include the secur ing oT a qualified psychologist whe will conduct psychological testing child guidance, and other sad services needed In our community Mr. Littleton said, in announc ing the organisational meeting "Today It It becoming more rec ogni/ed thai an organised con munity can help prevent the de velopment of serious mental mm." and urged ta and Join I he ,ibiy could.