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BOONE. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER SI, 1W7
JRSE NANCY THOMAS give* Rural Main Carrier Austin Moretz, of Deep Gap an Asian flu shot, as she
1 to sixteen other postal workers in the county t he day this picture was made. All postal workers
the county were given the opportunity to get the va ccine, according to Boone's acting postmaster, Lyle
Cook. Others who may be easily identified in the front row, left to right, are Cloyd Bolick, clerk;
irdry Mast, Sugar Grove postmaster; Mrs. Verlie S mith, substitute rural carrier; Edward Wilson, postister
at Zionville; and Mrs. Walter Moretz of Deep Gap.
Xataugans Aid United Fund;
M)% Of Local Goal Is Reached
''arm Program Is Now
Operating In County
The 1898 Agricultural Conserva-'
m program is now in operation
Watauga county under the fame
sgram operation method as 1997.
is will continue until January l,
96. when next year's program
lich is being formulated will Iw
i. The county agricultural agonis
consisting of the county agent,
unty representatives of the Soil
nservation Service, representaes
of the Forest Service and
irmers Home Adminiatration,
>ng with ASC personnel will
an formulate recommendations
vering the operations of ASC'a
ricultural conservation program
:ording to Vaughn Tugman, rently
elected ASC chairman.
Previously, State heads of these
me organizations met and subtted
their recommendations on
e program for Washington contention.
The steps now being
ken in the county are the final
•ps before the program goes into
eration January 1.
According to Tugman, the total
lount received that may be used
r cost-share assistance to fanners
to carry out needed conserva>n
practices in this county is
2,789. He explained further that
is "cost-share assistance" is
■tched, at least equally, by the
rmer's money as hia share of
e cost of carrying out long-range
nservation work that will bene"not
Just the farmer but all
ople." In addition to furnishing
Gambling house winning! in Neda
during April, May and June,
laled $39,000,000, or >5,900,000
>re than they won in the same
riod last year and only $4,000,p
less than the record wining
ison of July, August, Septemr,
1990 Las Vegas accounted for
out 60 per cent of the increasgambling
take, with • $3,900,0
his ihire of the cost, the farmer
furnishes all labor involved in carrying
needed conservation practices.
In order for the program to bring
about needed total conservation of
the dwindling agricultural resources,
farmers need to begin
thinking about their conservation
needs and how these needs can
Tug man urged farmers who have
a conservation need which can not
be met with their own resources
to visit the ASC office and look
into the possibility of participating
in next year's program which
is now in operation.
Open House Plans
Andrew! Chevrolet, Inc., has
announced plant for an "open
house" event Thursday of this
week in connection with the first
showing of the IBM Chevrolet
Refreshments will be served,
and all who attend will be allowed
to register for two prizes to be
given away at a drawing to be
held at 5 p. m. Friday. November
1, said Glenn R. Andrews, owner
of the firm. Registrations may be
made all day Thursday and Friday,
The first prize will be a portable
Motorola television set, and
the second will be a "Kiddie Corvette",
which is a child's car patterned
after the Corvette sports
car. Only children up to B years of
age are eligible to win the Kiddie
Corvette, said Mr. Andrews,
but parents may register for
Registration tickets for the two
prizes will be placed in separate
receptacles, and separate drawings
will be held on Friday, it was
Response to Watauga county's
second United Fund campaign is
gratifying to the officials of the
On the basis of initial returns
from the soiiciation, co-chairman
Grady Moretz, Jr., stated that 40
or 45 per cent of the fifteen thousand
dollar goal bad been reached
by Monday morning.
Mr. Moretz is insisting that all
soliciton complete their work and
turn in the money they have collected
by Friday evening of this
The official adds this admonition:
"Give one time to the United
Fund and cover more agencies.
More good will be done than if one
tries to give a number of individual
cause*. Agencies not covered
by the United Fund have been invited
Those who have not contributed
or signed plfdges in the current
campaign are asked to do so at
once, so that the necessary budget
may be met at the earliest possible
The following are among those
causes which are dependent upon
the United Fund for their support:
United Service Organization.
National Travelers' Aid.
North Carolina Children's Home
Florence Crittendon Home.
United Medical Research Foundation.
American Red Cross.
4 H Clubs.
Watauga Association for Crippled
WaUuga County Empty Stocking
Boy Scouts of America.
Watauga Teen Canteen.
N. C. Mental Health Society.
Local Mental Health.
Appalachian High School Band.
Social Welfare Agency
Watauga Disaster and Dread
Nematodes are a principal
cause of lost farm income.
Appalachian High School Seeks
Permanent Site For Camp Farm
After two successful summer
hool camp programs, Appalschn
High School plant to purchase
permanent site tor a camp-farm,
lis facility will be used to house
e summer school camp*. The
mp firm will also be developed
i a year-round basts and will be
ilized during the regular year
r Appalachian High School stu•nts.
Camp facilities will be available
r recreational and phyiical edution
activities for Appalachian
igh School studenta. Plana inude
the use of the land for fangg
in relation to the agricultural
asses at the high school. Is ad
dition, the proposed facilities will .
nerve M an educational resource
for other phases of the high school
In order to facilitate the use of
the camp-farm in the regular
school program) H is desirable to
secure a location as near as possible
to Boone. The proposed
camp-farm site would include sufficient
land In which to develop
camp buildings, lakes and ponds,
farming land, and forestry plots.
Information concerning possible
desirable locations for the site
would be appreciated
Thus far tfcc financial suport for
litis project ha* mm from Um
* 1 'iwv*r3 >
operation of tlic Appalachian High
School aummer school-camp programs
Appalachian State Teach
era College haa given the aummer
program Its support and haa furnished
the supervisors for the
M-hool osmps. Last summer, a total
of fifty-eight high school students
attended the high school
program at Leea-McRae and forty
nine students enrolled in the elementary
program at Valla Crucia
Should the Appalachian camp
farm project develop at planned,
the facilities would prove to be an
invaluable aaaet to the recreation
at and educational opportunitiei
tor the youth of the community.
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Historical Group Elects Nfffl
Officials, Gets Horn Report
Snow Greets Homecomers
The usual Urge crowd• cime to
Boone for the .week-end Homecoming
festivities at Appalachian
—to watch the (ay parade, witness
the football game, 'attend the alumni
partiei, plays, and enjoy a
campus dance which doted the
The usual high interest attended
the colorful parade, which included,
besides the local bands, a
number of visiting organizations,
about twenty elaborately-prepared
floats, and other features. The
parade was different this year
however, in that the parades were
caught in the season's first snow,
which hung over into the football
Queen Is Crowded
Miss Carolyn Wall. WinstonSalem
senior, was crowned homecoming
queen at the dance
Saturday night, her attendants being
Billie Kerns Broyhill, Jean
Abbott, Jean Rankin, Ann Bradshaw
and Syble Bush.
The crowning ceremony had
been arranged for the football
game halftime, along with otfeer
ceremonies which were cancelled
due to the inclement weather,
Appalachian slopped to a 19-7
upset of Emory and Henry before
a relatively small crowd of spectators
who braved the chill to lend
support to the Mountaineers.
At the luncheon meeting of the
alumni association a new conaitutios
was adopted and officers
elected at follows: John Idol, of
Miller's Creek, president; Mrs.
Robert G. Taylor, North Wilkesboro,
secretary-treasurer, and E.
G. Lackey, Winston-Salem, vicepresident.
The class of 1M7 was honored
at the luncheon. The members
contributed $700 toward a pledge
of $3,000 for scholarships at the
Hie judges for (he parade
floats, V. G. Rollins, Mrs. Constance
Garvey and Mrs. G. C. Robbins,
Jr. picked the Science Club
entry, "Sputnik", for first place
honors, followed by the Business
Club and the YWCA-YMCA floats.
Delegate* from the ten ASC communities
of Watauga county met in
the ASC office Wednesday of last
week and elected the ASC county
committee for the coming year as
followa: Vaughn Tugman, chairman;
Clint Eggers, vice chairman;
A. C. Moretz, regular member; Col- ,
lis Austin, first alternate; and Ned
Glenn, second alternate.
Due to lack of time for his
farming operations and other business
interests, former chairman,
Dwight Cable, declined to have bis
name entered on the slate of nominee*.
The position of regular member
to be held by Moreti will not be a
new experience to him, as he has
held positions on county committees
for a number of years.
Hold Open House
Brown 4 Graham Motor Company
in East Boone it holding
"open house" Friday, November
1. at which time the public will get
its tint look at the 19M Dodge
and Plymouth automobiles and
Mack Brown and Bill Graham,
co-owners of the agency, have issued
an invitation to all to come
in. tnjoy the refreshments which
wilt be served all day Friday, and
get a first-hand look at the new
can and trucks.
At Bar Meeting
Attorney Wade E. Brown attended
the annual meeting of the
North Carolina State Bar Aaaortation
In Raleigh laat Friday, atao
the IMate Bar Council meeting oo
Tburaday. . J
HOMECOMING P A HADE—Despite the «now and cold the parade "must go on," and under these circumstancea
the Appalachian State Teachers College Homecoming parade was staged. The winning float
"Sputnik." entered by the Science Club, may be seen at extreme right, while the Catawba Dairy entry
with ita pretty girls seems to be attracting a bit of attention. The parade waa one of the main eventa of
the college homecoming.—Palmer's Photo Shop photo.
New College Trustees To Be Given
Oaths At Campus Convocation
The new board of trustees of
Appalachian State Teacher* College
will receive the oath of office
on Friday, 'when the college
holdf it* tint quarterly campuswide
Convocation of the year. The
ipeaker for the occasion will be
Paul A. Johnston, director of the
department of administration of
North Carolina. The public is invited.
The program for the occasion
will begin with a prelude by the
ASTC band under the direction of
William G. Spencer. The audience
will ling "America", and the invocation
will be given by Dr. J. D.
Rankin, president emeritu* of the
i. Kemp Doughton, ipeaker of
the house of repre*entative* of the
North Carolina General Assembly,
will be a guest at the occasion. He
will read and present to the college
a resolution paying tribute to
the late Dr. B. B. Dougherty, cofounder
of Appalachian StaU
Teachers College. The resolution
was passed by the 1M7 session of
the General Assembly, and has
been prepared in the form of a
scroll for presentation to the college.
The hymn, "God of our Fathers",
will be sung by the choir and
audience, following which the
board of trustees will be presented
to the audience by Dr. W. H.
Flemmona, president of the college.
The oath of office will be
administered to the board of
trustees by Mayor Gordon H.
Winkler of the Town 'of Boone.
Following a special number,
"Glorious Everlasting", sung by
the ASTC choir and directed by
Mr|. Virginia Wary Linney, Mr.
Johnston will give the address for
the occasion. The program will
end with the singing of the Alma
Mater, and • postlude played by
The new members of the board
of trustee* ire: C. Wstson Brsme
of North Wilkes bo ro; Kidd Brewer
of Raleigh; Mrs. 1. Ed Broyhill
of Lenoir; George Corn of
Shelby; John Frank of Mount
Airy, Dr. J. B. Hsgsmsn. Jr., of
Boone;. C. 0. Lackey of WinstonSalem;
and Jf. R Winkler, Sr.. of
Boone. The members who are continuing
are B. C. Brock of Mocks
vtlle; Mrs. Marry B. Caldwell of
Greensboro; WtUiam i. Conrad of
(Continued on page six)
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QUEEN.—Carolyn Wall. Wlnaton-Salem. who reigned u Homecoming
Queen Saturday, ia eacorted by Jim Houaer of Hilderbran. She wa>
•elected by the college Men'! "A" Club for the honor.—t'almer'i Photo
Greensboro Man Gets
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Middle District Nod
Wathington, Oct. 23- hrtwm M
Stanley, Oreenaboro, N. Cj, Republican
and U. >. attorney (or the
North Carolina Middle District. today
waa named Judge of the district
to succeed the Mired Judge
Johnson J. Hajrea..
Stanley, 48-year-old Republican,
waa named to the pent by Preaideat
Eiaenbowcr. The appointment
. , '
in auoject 10 aenaie connrmunon
after Concrete convene* In January.
The appointee it a native of
foraytb County, a 1931 law school
graduate of Wake Foraat College
who practiced law in Greensboro
after graduation until ha waa appointed
district attorney In April
< Continued on page *ix)
Dr. Greer Is
Dr. I. G. Greer, president, together
with the entire slat* of
officers, was re-elected last week
at the fall meeting of the Southern
Appalachian Historical Association,
producer of the outdoor drama,
Horn in the West.
Dr. Greer, a resident of Chapel
Jim and native of Watauga county,
has served as president since the
association was organised in 1992.
He Is executive vice-president of
the Business Foundation of North
Carolina, one of the South's church
lay leaders and educators, and a
former state legislator from Watauga.
Other officers named to succeed
themselves were James P. Harsh,
executive vice-president; Hugh
Hagaman, second vice-president;
G. C. Greene, Jr., treasurer; and
Mrs. Lawrence H. Owsley, secretary.
The board of directors, which
was determined by a vote of association
members, includes Wade
E. Brown, J. V. Caudlll, H. Grady
Farthing, R. B. Hardin, Kenneth
Llnney, Stanley Major, Grady Morett.
Sr., Richard Morbauser, Dr.
L. H. Owsley, Dr. W. H. Plemmons,
O. K. Richardson, Wayne Richardson.
V. G. Rollins. G. C. Robbins,
Jr., Spencer Robbins. Mrs. B. W.
Suitings, Buford Stamey, L. T.
Tatum, Ralph Tugman, Estel Wagoner,
Dr. D. J. Whitener. D. L.
Wilcox. Glenn Wallace Wilcox, J,
W. Winkler. W. R. Winkler, Sr.,
and the five executive officers.
Linney, Major, Morhauser, Rollins,
Stamey, Tugman, Glenn Wilcox
and J. W. Winkler are new
members while the remaining 22
have served one or more years on
Thome appointed to the advisory
committee are Dr. Amoi Abrams,
R. E. Agle, Hrt. Ed M. Anderson,
Mrs. Doris Brown, J. Ed Broyhlll,
W. W. Chester, Mrs. James Council),
E. L. Davis, Clyde R. Eggers,
Rupert Gillett, Watt Gragg, Clyde
R. Greene, Dr. R. H. Harmon, Stanley
Harris, R. D. Hodges, Sr., and
R. O. Huffman.
Also, John A. Kellenberger, A.
P. Kephart, M. R. McArthur, Dr.
Christopher Crittenden, Dr. Walter
Keys, J. K. Doughton, Richard
Chaae, Marshall Pickens, Mrs. Earleen
Pritchett, D. Hlden Ramsey,
Mrs. R. C. Rivers, A. Fuller Sams,
Jr., Mrs. Adrian Shuford, Jeffrey
T. Stanback, W. K. Sturdivant, Sam
P. Weems, Carol White, Cratis Williams,
Gordon Winkler, Mrs. J. B,
Winkler, Mrs. Charles Cannon and
Dr. Samuel Selden of the UNC
Dramatic Art Department, Governor
Luther Hodges, and Dr. Hermit
Hunter, the author oI "Horn
in the West," were named ex-officio
The association adopted a resolution,,
read by. Dr. D. J. Whiteoer,
paying tribute to tin. Charles
Cannon of Kannapoli* (or her interest
and worfc In behalf of the
drama and Watauga county. Tip
resolution praised Mrs. Cannon as
"North Carolina's most useful woman,"
and expressed "deep appreciation
for her great contributions
to the people of Boone and Watauga
The resolution also directed that
she be msde a life member of, the
Leo Derrick, publicity dir^ML
I reported a 12ty % increase uT/ff
tendance for Horn in the West in
1M7, and expressed optimism for
the future success of th« drama
Vice-president Marsh, Treasurer
Greene, and Business Manager Carl
Fidler alao gave report* and i
briefly on past work an
for the 1008 operation of the play
In a closing menage. Dr. Greet
said, "Let's turn our faces to the
future snd hope tor • better yeai
in ISM than we have ever tall
before." .< • ilbJl
very little. M