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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER II, 1M7
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A traditional part of the Christ
mas music (or aome years (or the
college and (or the Town o( Boone
has be«n the presentation of the
Christmas portion of Handel's
Messiah, given annually by the Ap
palachian College Choir, under the
direction o( Mrs. Virginia Wary
This year the choir will present
the same beautiful Christmas text
in an equally famous musical set
ting—that of J. S. Bach's Christ
mas Oratorio. The Oratorio will
be presented Sunday night, De
cember 8, at 7:30 o'clock at the
Boone Baptist Church. •
It is the plan now that these
two great works will be presented
alternately every other year.
The Bach Christmas Oratorio
was written in 1^34 when Bach was
49 years of age.
It was designed for performance
on six different days, to each of
which, one of its six parts is ap
propriate. The portion of the Ora
torio appropriated to the first day
6i the Festival of Christmas is
highly jubilant in character, an
irrepressible outburst of the
Thf first chorus gives an air
of triumph, and is followed by a
narrative recitative which tells of
the journey of Joseph and Mary
to Bethlehem to pay the taxation
made by imperial decree. ,
The choruses, solos and recita
tives that follow relate the familiar
Christmas story centered around
the birth of the Saviour.
Part II begins with the lovely
pastorale symphony picturing the
shepherds on their night watch.
Silvered by the silent moonlight,
earth seems to slfeep in the lap
Recitatives, arias and chorals run
continuously through the whole
work resuming the Gospel narra
tive, while the choral numbers
are harmonized with exquisite fit
ness to the situation where-on it
if brought to bear.
The final chorus, "Glory to God
in the Highest," reaches a climax
of 'praise celebrating the Redeem
All of Bach's works were lofty
In sentiment and broad in style.
The college orchestra, under the
direction of Nicholas Erneston,
will accompany the production this
year and will lend much to the
beauty of the presentation.
James Hooker will preside at
the organ and Sandy Beam at the
Mrs. Scott, 67,'
Taken By Death
Mrs. Bertha Stanbury Scott, 87,
of the Jamestown community,
Greensboro, Route 7, a former
resident of Boone, died last Wed
nesday at High Point Memorial
Mrs. Scott had been ill for two
weeks and was admitted to the
hospital six days prior to her
She was a daughter of the late
John S. Stan bury, and Mrs. Stan
bury of Boone, and'was the widow
of Rev. William L. Scott, promin
ent Methodist minister, who died
in IMS. He held pastorates at a
number of points in Piedmont
North Carolina. Mrs. Scott was a
member of Jamestown Methodist
Surviving are two sons, William
L. Scott, Jr„ Oak Ridge, Tenn.;
James A. Scott, Richmond, Va.;
four daughters, Mrs. Charles Arm
field, Jr., of Jamestown; Mrs. John
A. Clarke, Waterville, Maine; Mrs.
Ernest H. Jones, Milan, Indiana;
Mrs. Robert Whisnant. Aiken, S.
C.; a brother, Jeff Stanbury, Vilas,
N. C.; and a sister, Mr*. Esther S.
Boone of Boone. There are 12
grandchildren. i 2
Funeral services were conduct
ed at 11 a. m. Friday at James
town Methodist Church. Burial
was in Deep River Church ceme
Card Is Announced
Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege will play a 23-game basketball
schedule during the 1067-08 sea
son, according to information' re
leased by Coach Robert Light, who
will be coaching his first Mountain
eer team this year. The schedule
lists 16 games to be played with
Feb. 10—Atlantic Christian, here
Feb. 12—Elon, there.
Feb. 15—'High Point, here.
Feb. 19—'West Carolina, here.
Feb. 22—Catawba, there.
All home games will begin at
8 p. m., for the varsity, 000 p. m.
for Jayvees, and will be played
in the new Health and Physical
Dies In Florida
Horace Russell Maltba. 80 years
old, resident of the Poplar Grove
section, died of a sudden illness in
Casslrberry, Fla. Sunday.
Mr Maltba had been in Florida
for three months, where he was
working at the carpenter's trade.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the
Poplar Grove Baptist Church. Rev.
Barnard Turtle and Rev. R C. Eg
gers conducted the rites. Burial
was in Piney Grove cemetery,
with military honors by members,
of Watauga Post. American Leg
conference opposition and seven
contests with non-conference rivals.
The first of 11 home games will
be played on Thursday, December
S. with Carson-Newman of Tennes
see furnishing the opposition.
The complete schedule follows.
Asterisks indicates a JV game will
precced regular varsity play.
Dee. S—Carson-Newman, here.
Dec. 7—•Guilford, there.
Dee. 10—Carson-Newman, there.
Dec. 13—'Pfeiffer, here.
Jan. 4—'East Carolina, here.
Jan. 7—Elon, here.
Jan. •—'Guilford, here.
Jan. 11—'Lenoir Rhyne, there.
Jan. 1ft—'West Carolina, there.
Jan. IS—'High Point, there.
Jan. 23—'East Tenn., here.
Jan. 25—Catawba here.
Jan. 27—'Pfeiffer, there.
Jan. SO—*Eaat Tenn., there.
Feb. 1—Wofford, there.
Feb. S—Atlantic Christian, there
Feb. 4—East Carolina, there.
Feb, 8—'Lenoir Rhyne. hers.J
A (on of the Late Mr. and Mra.
Wilson Maltba. Mr. Maltba was
born and reared in Watauga coun
ty. He was a private in Battery E,
113th Field Artillery, during the
flrat World War and taw aervice
in the St Miehel campaign and in
the Neuse-Argonne effenslve.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs
Elma Hodges Maltba. and the fol
lowing tons and daughters: Wil
liam. Vilaa; James, Wayne, Boone;
Mrs V. C. Shore, Boone; Mrs. R.
E. Hawkins, Silver Springt, Md.;
Mrs. Jack Springer. Miami. Fta.;
Mrt. Shirley Hamilton, Boom;
three brothers and one slater, Ru
fua Maltba. Madison, Wis.; t. E.
Maltba. Valle Cruets; Unney Mal
tba. Hayes; Mrs. Fred Winkler,
Dairy heifers apparently will
not make satisfactory growth on
limited milk and grain feeding
when alfalfa silage is the only
A BIRD IN THE HAND.—Joe Howier and tons, Don, left, and Lee, pick out a turkey from the flock railed
by Hri. Edmond Farthing of Beaver Dam. The turkeya were brought to Boone last week by BUI Dixon
and by thii time probably all are being readied to be centerpiecei for Thanksgiving tablet in the com
munity.—Staff photo by Joe Minor.
Miss Bridge Honored At Annual
Home Club Achievement Meet
HONORED.—Miss Elizabeth Bridge, who served as Watauga Home
Demonstration Agent from 1937 to 1949, was honored recently by
the Home Demonstration club* of the county at their Achievement
Day program. Miss Bridge is shown in her kitchen as nhe cooked one
of the turkeys served by the Boone Methodist Church WSCS at their
annual turkey dinner. She has cooked a turkey for many years for
this event.—Staff photo by Joe Minor.
Thomas Owsley Chosen
For Morehead Award
Thomas L. Owsley, son of Dr.
and Mrs. L. H. Owsley of Boone,
and • senior in Appalachian High
School was chosen aa the Watauga
County nominee for a Morehead
scholarship when the local Scho
larship Committee met recently to
interview the candidates.
THOMAS L. OWSLEY '
Candidate* nominated from the
three other Watauga County High
Thomai Buxton, Blowing Rock
James Henaon, Cove Creek High
Liaaey Ciena, Bethel High
Committee members state they
were very favorably impressed
with each of the students and
made their final (election only af
ter very careful consideration of
Tom wil] now go to the district
(even interviews, which will be
held sometime in January. If he is
chosen at the district level, com
posed of twelve counties, he will
then go to the Central Committee
in Chape! Hill for competition In
It is not known how many of
these undergraduate scholarships,
worth <1,290 per year to cach win
der, will be awarded this year, but
in years past the number has
ranged from twelve to twenty
The Kholarsbips are svailable
to male graduates of accredited
North Carolina High Schools for
use at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. R. A. Fetzer of Chapel HU1
Is the Executive Secretary of the
John Motley Morehead Scholar
ship Foundation, and the Watauga
County Committee is composed at
Mrs. Charles Davaat. Dr Gene
Reese, Messrs John H. Council!,
David f. Mast and James H. Coun
' Fsmed Baer's Almanac predicts
a gloomy winter picture, weather
Miss Elizabeth Bridge, retired
home agent of Watauga county,
was honored recently at th« annual
Home- Demonstration Club
Achievement Day program. She
was presented with the top layer
of a four-tiered cake which was
used as a centerpiece, in appreci
ation of her work at a home agent.
Miss Bridge was the second home
agent in Watauga county, begin
ning her duties in 1937, and work
ing in home demonstration work
until IMS. She had taught in Ap
palachian Training School for many
years—1912-1922—and has done
home agent work in Stanley and
In accepting the presentation
of the cake, which had the num
bers "21" on it, signifying the
number of years home demonstra
tion work has been active in this
county, Miss Bridge said: "I am
the grandma of all of you present,
and I think about you so much."
The program was held in the
Boone Methodist Church Fellow
ship Hall. The morning was de
voted to the arranging of exhibits
for display by Home Demonstra
tion clubs. The exhibits included
articles and items made by club
members during the past year.
The program began with a cov
ered dish luncheon, which featured
the four tiered cake baked by
Mrs. Nannie Swift of the Cove
Creek elub. The top layer of the
cake was presented to Miss Bridge
by Mrs. Edward Baird, Valle Cru
cis club, county council president.
Following the luncheon, reading
certificates were presented to the
following women: Regular certifi
cates—Mrs. Lloyd Dishman, Timb
ered Ridge; Mrs. Janie Dishman,
Timbered Ridge; Mrs. W. C. Smith,
Valley Mountain; Mrs. Melvin
Millsaps, Bethel; Mrs. Raymond
Jones, Sands; Mrs. Lane Idol, Lax
on. Advanced certificate—Mrs. W.
H. Cooke, Valle Mountain.
Hodges Gap club was awarded
the gavel for achieving the largest
number of points. This being the
second successive year the Hodges
Gap club has had the most points,
< it will have permanent possession
! of the trophy.
A report of the executive board
meeting recently held in Raleigh
wai given by Mr*. Howard Carlson,
Hodges Gap club, who in serving
as the state co-ordinating treasurer.
An installation service was held
for new council officers, who are:
President, Mrs. E. M. Luttrell.
Vslle Crucis club; vice president.
Mrs. Charlie Clay. Cove Creek
club; secretary, Mrs. Howard
Carlson, Hodges' Gap club; treas
urer, Mrs. Conley Church. Green
Valley club; reporter, Mrs. Baker
Ward. Bethel club.
4-H Club membti. had an ex
hibit of some of their projects.
Serving on the various commit
ters for Achievement Day were;
Table decoration — Mrs. Nannie
Swift, chairman. Cove Crock club;
Mrs. Pearl Luttrell, Valle C rue la
dub; Mrs. Ruby Ticknor, I .axon
club; foods—Mrs. A. K. Vannoy.
chairman, Hodges Gap elub; Mrs.
Stuart H. Norris. Green Valley;
Mrs. D. W. Cook. Sands; Mrs How
ard Murry, Valle Crucis; cleanup
—Mrs. Stuart Barnes, Sands; Mrs.
Ruaaeil Cornett. Hodge Gap; Mrs.
Lewis Wilson. Brushy Fork; and
Mra. Robert Greene, Valle Moun
Sales In Boone
The Boone burley tobacco mar
ket posted the highest average for
an opening day's (ale in its history
Monday, with the leaf bringing an
average price of $60.32 per hund
red pounds at Mountain Burley
Warehouse No. 1.
Well-pleased farmers from three
states. North Carolina, Tennessee,
and Virginia, received a total of
1184,483.49 for 272,704 pounds of
leaf as the 1897-58 selling sesson
got underway here.
Demand by buyers representing
cigarette and export companies
was strong, said Mrs. Harriet L.
Sikes of the R. C. Coleman firm,
with only one basket going to the
Stabilisation Corporation for the
support price. Prices were above
expectations according to the
quality of leaf offered, she added,
with the top basket bringing $60
and another going at $68.
Operators of the Boone market
expect prices to remain high for
There u always plenty of room
on the floors of Boone warehouses
for farmers to unload their to
bacco any time they care tb brin<
it, Joe Coleman, market manager,
pointed out, and with a aale every
day, Monday through Friday, there
will be an absolute minimum of
delay in selling the leaf at Boone.
A full set of buyers is operating
•n the Boone market, and sales
are on a SH-hour dally schedule,
which permits sale of 1260 bas
kets or 300,400 pounds a day. s
Growers should use special care
in handling tobacco on the farm,
in grading and packing, and while
delivery it being made to the mar
ket, Mr. Coleman said. Tobacco
should not be brought to market
when it is wet or in too high case,
as this will result in the tobacco
being graded wet or damaged, and
will cause it to bring a lower
price.. Wet or damaged leaf is al
so ineligible for the support price.
If care is exercised In handling
and marketing, Boone prices are
expected to remain at a high level
throughout the season.
Is Now Near
Subscriptions to the Watauga
County United Fund to date are
$14,000, or 03 per cent of the
quota, according to Grady Moretz,
co-chairman of the local campaign.
Mr. Moretz calls attention to the
remarkable record of the worker*
at International Resistance Co.,
in subscribing an average of $13
for each of the 317 employee*. Mr.
Carl B. Greene was United Fund
chairman at IRC. Commenting on
thi* fine record, Mr. Moretz terms
it "an outstanding example of com
Some solicitors have not yet
made their return* and Mr. Moretz
Ins lata that these file their final
report* at the earliest possible mo
Most Stores SfS
Most Boone bullae** place* will
be closed Thursday of thi* week
In observance of Thanksgiving
Da/ according to an announce
ment by Leo Derrick, manager of
the Chamber *f Commerce.
The post office will observe •
holiday schedule by keeping the
window* clo**4 but mall will be
received and dispatched a* usual,
•aid Acting Postmaster Lyle Cook.
All county effiee* in the court
house and annex will also be clos
ed Thursday, m will the North
western Bank and the Watauga
Democrat offiou. , fO*
SHRINE BOWL BOUND.—Linda Wey, held majorette at Appalachian
High School, will lead "Boone's Ambassadors" when the band and
majorettes perform at the Shrine Bowl Classic in Charlotte Saturday,
A. H. S. Band To March
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At Shrine Bowl Game
The Appalachian High School
Band, "Boone's Ambassadors," has
been Invited to appear in thia year'*
annual Shrine Bowl Classic in
Charlotte December 7. This is the
Group To Hear
Arch N. Booth
The annual meeting of the
Northwest North Carolina Deve
lopment Aasociatlo.D will be held
Thursday, December S, at the
YMCA in Elkin, the dinner to be
! gin at 7 p. m.
The (peaker will be Mr. Arch
N. Booth, executive vice-preaident
of the Chamber of Commerce of
the United State*, Washington, D.
C. A speaker of national reputa
tion, Mr. Booth'! message promis
es to be of great interest to the
people of this area.
Community a w a r d • totalling
three thousand dollari will be dis
tributed to the outstanding or
ganiied rural- communities in
Northwest North Carolina. The
annual report of the aaaoelation
will be presented and officers and
directors for the enauing year will
An eighth per cent Increase thin
mum has been experienced by
the peanut, according to the Agri
culture Department, which report*
that »uch an increase baa taken
place In the ute of peanuta for
making candy, salted peanuts, pea
tint time the band has been in
vited to take part in the claaaic.
The Shrine Bowl Claaaic la held
annually (or the benefit of crip
pled children and all proceeda go
to the benefit The contest is held
between outstanding high school
football players from North and
South Carolina. The bands parti
cipate in the half-time show and
In addition to the sporting event,
there will also be a long parade
through the city of Charlotte Just
prior to the football game. With
the band from Appalachian will be
the well-known "Marching Major
ettes," led by the head majorette,
Linda Wey. These majorettes al
ways add precision and glamor to
the band's appearance.
Officers for the band this yea.
are Prank Payne, president; Rich
ard Greer, vice-preaident; Pat Mad
dux, librarian; Pat Dowling, cor
responding secretary; Tad Buck
land, recording secretary, Jerry
McCracken, business manager;
Jilda Creed, quartermaster; Rob
ert Agle, reporter.
Boone people have for a number
of yeari been contributing to a
Christ man fund for the children at
Grandfather Home, Banner Elk.
Since moat of the children Ming
reared there are residents of thia
immediate area, there has been a
good reaponae in the paat from peo
ple of all the different religious
Those who would like to contri
bute aomethlng ao that the chil
dr«n may have an extra treat at
Chriatmaa time, ahould leave their
money with Guy Hunt, Willy*
Cheater, W. H. Gragg or Bob
Schools To Have
All public ichoota in th* county
will b« doted at noon. Wednes
day, November 37 In otwerranco
of Thankagiving holidays. Claaaea
will bt resumed
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