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VOLUME LXXIIL? NO. 3S
An Independent Weekly 'Newt paper
Seventy-Third Year of Continuous Publication |
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BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA THURSDAY, MARCH t, INI
Feb! 27 M 30 93 S? U If
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SIXTEEN PAGES? TWO SECTIONS
NEW FOR APPALACHIAN ? The architects' sketch here is of the
new Home Economics Building which will be constructed at Appa
lachian State Teachers College soon. Architects for the structure are
Coffey and Olson, Lenoir architectural firm, and the general contract
has been awarded to Taylor Brothen of Lenoir for the aum of
$179,437. Separate contractu were awarded to Ayers Electric Co.,
and James B. Winkler Co., plumbing, both of Boone, and Miller
and Smyre, Hickory, heating. ? Drawing courtesy Lenoir Newa-Topic.
STATE DOESNT DO ALL
'Ileartline ' Plans To Tell Area
Of Hopes, Needs Of ASTC
"The Appalachian Heartline."
These are three words friends of
Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege in Boone and Watauga county
will hear in the next few weeks.
At least that is the intention of
a group" of men who met together
recently, and laid plans to tell the
world about Appalachian and its
At a meeting last week of col
lege officials, alumni and local
businessmen, Alfred Adams, cash
ier of the Boone branch of Tlv*
Northwestern Bank, and James
Marsh, secretary of Watauga Sav
ings and Loan Association, were
named chairman and associate
chairman of a committee to seek
funds for publicizing the "Appa
Last year at homecoming, the
alumni of the college inaugurated
"The Appalachian Heartline," a
plan which forms the basis of
many activities not financed by
the State. While the story of Ap
palachian, its progress, and what
) it has meant for the community
and the entire section of the coun
try is well known, it was pointed
out that many do not know about
the plans to make the institution
Being a State supported school,
State funds are not available to
carry on certain programs neces
sary to keep the college in the
forefront. The Heartline is ex
pected to furnish a continuing flow
of funds and enthusiasm into all
these Apaplachian activities. The
Heartline offers the opportunity to
friends and alumni to give annu
ally to the support of college ac
tivities and services above those
which are furnished by the State.
Mr. Adams explained that the
immediate local campaign in the
county is to raise funds with
which to publicize the Heartline.
By giving their support to the
Heartline, people in Watauga will
be showing what they think of the
institution and will set an ex
ample for alumni and friends in
nr. Aaams saia, in urging igtai
support of the campaign, "No one
of u? denies the value of Appala
chian State Teachers College to
Watauga county, culturally, edu
cationally, and financially. Al
though it is a State supported
school, there are endeavors which
the State does not finance. It
is the purpose of the Appalachian
' Heartline to accentuate those
1 things which the State does do,
and result in greater accomplish
ay-nts for this highly regarded
institution. It is to our interact in
Watauga county that we support
this worthy move."
Mr. Marsh added, "The Heart
line of Appalachian State Teachers
. College is designed to better in
' form all the people of this section
| an<l all sections of the country
[ about the activities of Appalach
; ian. None of its in Watauga should
I have to be sold on Appalachian,
| because I am sure, that we all
I realize the full impact Appalach
ian has had on this community
Eand what the future will bring.
T "Our county should b? the first
Alfred S. Adams
Alfred Smith Adams, well
known carpenter and cabinet mak
er of Route 3, Boone, died at his
home February 29. He was 64
years of age, and bad been in ill
health for aome time.
Funeral sarvicas, conducted by
Her. W. W. Jonas. Rev. & F
TroUtman luff fteV B* Ifodges,
ware held In Oak Grove Baptist
Church. Burial was in Mountlawn
He is survived by two half sist
ers and six half brothers: Mrs.
Agnes Tullock, Charlotte; Mrs.
Belle Greene, Sands community;
Charlie and Smith Adams, Char
lotte; Dwight, Ray and Ulysses
Adams, Mountain City, Tenn.; and
Russell Adams, Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Nannie Gragg
Mrs. Nannie Bishop Gragg, 34
year old resident of Watauga
County, died at. the home of her
daughter, Route 3, Boone, Febru
Funeral services were held at
3:00 p. m. in the Bethany Luther
an Church, conducted by Rev. S.
C. Hoelle and Rev. James Bayne.
Burial was in Fairview cemetery.
She is survived by four daugh
ters: Mrs. Bessie Moretz and Mrs.
Jessie Moretz, both of Route 2;
Mrs. Ina Hollar, Winchester, Va.,
and Mrs. Lucy Culbertson, Toledo,
Ohio. Also surviving are six grand
children and a great grandchild.
Kennedy views religion as reser
voir of resources.
"Smart Bunny" Promotion
Comes With Balmy Days
Balmy days have Boone merchants a-thinkin' Spring
thoughts, and with the hope that Milady and the head of
the house will be inclined to think along the same lines,
they have spared no effort to dish up the most appealing
bargains for the early shopper.
Implying that the early shopper is a "Smart Bunny,"
special prftes in merchandise and cash are being offered by
leading merchants and business firms to Smart Bunny
shoppers during the first ten days of March.
A glance through the pages of this week's Democrat
will quickly reveal special values and special awards of
interest to Smart Bunny Shoppers.
Dr. Richardson New
Health Board Prexy
The District Board of Health for
Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga
Counties met Thursday, February
23, in Boone.
Dr. Wayne R. Richardson of
Boone was elected at Chairman by
unanimous vote to succeed Sena
tor Gordon H. Winkler who had
served on the Board of Health
since 1931. Mr. Winkler automatic
ally left the Board of Health upon
taking his seat in the State Senate,
Other members of the Board
Guy Angell, Thomas Cockerham,
Mayor Howard Cottrell, Dillon
Edwards, William Lentz, Dr. Wil
liam Matheson, Glenn Nicholi, and
Dr. Jamei T. Googe, secretary of
The next meeting of the board
is scheduled to be held in Sparta
in early May at which time the
budget for fiscal year 1961-02 will
be presented and considered. Ad
dition of two public health nurses
and one secretary was discussed.
These positions are in shortest
supply on the staff and undoubt
edly will be given high priority
by (he Board at its May meeting.
Kennedy may drop Operations
CAR WASH ? Car* iplaahed through the lntei wction of Depot and King ctrtet* Saturday during the early
morning rain. The water drained off before noon, but until it did pedestrian* bad to be on guard to
keep the cart from throwing water on them.
HIGHWAYS CHOKED BY TWEES
$ * *A! L A.- ?"?' ?' 1
Houses And Forests
Come On Heels
Of Heavy Rain
Winds of cyclonic fury
swept through Watauga and
adjoining counties Saturday
night, destroying and damag
ing buildings, uprooting trees,
blocking highways and dis
rupting power service in many
State highway forces were kept
busy throughout Saturday night,
cutting fallen trees from highway
421 between Boone and Deep Gap,
and from other roads in the coun
ty. Engineer Tom Winkler says
the situation was worst on 421
wast of the Wilkes county line, but
that some trees had to be removed
from the Boone, Blowing Rock
and Lenoir highway. Traffic was
completely restored by early Sun
day on the primary highways.
Power Lines Hit
Fifty per cent of the REA pow
er lines were out of commission
by Saturday midnight, but around
the-clock servicemen had restored
service on Sunday. The New River
Light and Power Co. which servo*
Boone and environs suffered
minimum damages to primary
At Deep Gap part of the roof
ww blown from the V. L. Moretz
It Son Lumber Co., and Grady
Moretz, Jr., estimated that half
the roof* in the Deep Gap section
were damaged by the wind. He
?aid that thousands of trees were
uprooted or snapped off by the
howling winds, and believes that
the timber damage in the county,
At Deep Gap 3,00 chickens were
killed when the second story of a
large cement block house was rip
ped off about 1 a. m. Perry Wat
son, the owner, said 9,000 chick
ens on the ground floor rescaped.
In the Bamboo, Blowing Rock
and Deep Gap communities dam
age was heaviest. Many houses
had chimneys and shingles blown
off. At Blowing Rock the heaviest
damage was at Broyhill Park, the
Horse Show grounds, where
bleachers were torn down and
roofs blown from eight stables.
In the Bamboo section a bam
belonging to Milton Brown was
demolished and four head of cat
A one hundred-foot long, two
level structure used to store pow
er golf carts at the Boone Golf
Course was utterly destroyed,
timbers being blown over the
parking lot area and even down
the slope to the eighteenth green.
The structure had cost over
twenty-five hundred dollars, Joe
Maples, golf pro, said.
The Bly Ridge Parkway was
closed, being blocked by ten large
trees between the Trading Post
and Cherry Hill.
West Jefferson was temporarily
without telephone service. Two
automobile agencies were damag
ed and plate glass windows broken.
Many farms in Ashe county were
damaged, with barn roofs and
fences being blown down. WJ8K
radio station tower was badly dam
aged, it was said.
The big windstorm followed
heavy rains and the soaked ground
yielded the trees easily. The rain
gave way to snow during late Sat
urday, slightly hindering travel.
The wind subsided Sunday, and
mild temperatures again prevail.
ANSWER FUR ALARM
The Boone Volunteer Fire De
partment answered a call to the
homes of Cecil Greene and John
son Wellborn, where grass had
caught fire behind the houses Mon
day afternoon about 3:S0 o'clock.
The fire was extinguished by the
firemen with brushes and ao dam
age was listed.
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DESTROYED. ? Joe Maples, Boone golf pro, looks over damage at local golf course, following Saturday's
hurricane-like winds. The cart shed was completely destroyed ?Photo Flowers Photo Shop.
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Annual Spring Band Concert To
Be Presented Thursday Evening
DICK R. LAVENDER
Dick R. Lavender it one of six
senior and three Junior student*
at the Bowman Gray School of
Medicine who have been elected
to membership in the Winston
Salem chapter of Alpha Omega
Alpha, honorary medical society.
The election was announced
Saturday by Dr. Camillo Artom,
secretary of the AOA chapter.
New members will be installed at
a banquet tentatively scheduled
for May 18.
Lavender is the son of Mrs.
China Lavender of Indian River
City, Florida, formerly of Boone.
He ia a 1957 graduate of Wako
Forest College where he was a
member of Beta Beta Beta, hoh
orary biology fraternity. A senior
at the Bowman Qray School of
Medicine, he is a member of Phi
Chi medical fraternity. He is pre
sently serving a three month ex
ternship at The Pottaville Hospi
tal, Pottsville, Pennsylvauia.
Election to AOA is based on
scholastic achievement and chap
ter. IU aim is the promotion of
scholarship and research in medi
(Continued (ran page three)
The Annual Spring Concert of
the Appalachian High School Band
under the direction of George W.
Kirsten Jr. will be presented
Thursday night March Mh in the
Elementary School Auditorium at
7:80 p. m.
The band Is working hard and
effectively to prepare an enjoyable
and diversified program.
A few of the numbers to be per
Horizon Overture by Peter
Buys, a prominent band director
and composer of Maryland; El Re
liccario, by Padilla? -a number
with a distinct Spanish flavor;
Three Blind Mice, a flute trio,
with light and melodic variations
on the nursery tune, arranged by
Colby and Wain.
Also in preparation are three of
the Stat* Contest grade V select
ions: The First Movement from
the Symphony in B Minor by
Schubert; Psyche and Eros a Sym
phonic Poem by Cesar Franck, and
The Impresario Overture by Mo
There are other interesting sel
ections along with several stirring
marches included In the program.
A small admission charge is be
ing asked for this concert due to
the loss of monetary support from
one of the band sources. Ticket*
will be available from any band
member during the next two
weeks, they will also be sold at the
The money will be used to parti
ally defray the expenses of the
bend's trip to the State Cootest
Festival which will be In April at
the Woman's College ,in Greens
A meeting of the members of
the Wstauga County Democratic
Executive committee will be held
at the courthouse in Boone next
Saturday at 10 a. a., for the trans
action of important buslnsss, it to
announced bjr C. H. Hendrix,
(hau man. _ , ill ' . - 1
Orus Sutton Goes
To Chicago Meet
Chicago, 111.? Orus R. Sutton,
head of the Buiineu Education
Department at Appalachian Stat*
Teachers College, attended the op
ening of the annual convention of
the National Association for Bus
inesa Teacher Education here last
week. More than 400 teachers
from all over the country took part
in convention sessions which last
ed from February 23 through Sat
urday, February 25.
Convention keynoter was Don
ald P. Cottrell, dean of the Col
lege of Education, Ohio State Un
iversity, who urged the teacher
delegates "to resist the widely
prevalent temptation today to org
anize teaching in terms of the as
"Great teachers see their work
as high adventure," Dr. Cottrell
said. "They are experimenters
seeking new knowledge about the
power of learning to shape the
development of tiieir students."
The county ASC office has re
leased a summary of practice*
carried out under the 1M0 Agri
cultural Conservation Program.
1302 farms participated in car
rying out one or more of the ap
proved practices in the county pro
gram. This is the largest number
participating since 1985. The im
provement of permanent pasture
still ia the predominant practice
and accounts for the improvement
of 3848 acre* with an expenditure
of $39,711. This U 93 percent of
the total practice acreage and 54
percent of the total expenditure
of finds: . jOM Ml
Practice Number 1,
[ Cover, 358 farm*, 800 i
847; Practice Number
ing Rotation, 125 farms