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? VOLUME LXXIIL? NO. 47
An Independent Weekly Newapnper . . . Seventy-Third Year of Continuous Publication
PRICE: FIVE CENTS BOONE. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY MS, 1HI
A rash of vehicle accidents over
the week end in the county sent
three persons to the hospital, and
caused considerable property dam
Bud Mast, driver of a laundry
truck which overurned between
Boone and Blowing Rock Saturday
afternoon, was believed to have re
ceived the most serious injuries.
According to the report, the truck
ran off the right side of the road
onto the shoulder and then back
to the left side where it overturn
ed, pinning the driver in the
wreckage. Hast was still in the
Mrs. Bynum Oaks, of Zionville,
and a daughter were admitted to
Watauga Hospital following an ac
cident near their home on U. S.
Highway 421 Friday night. The
station wagon she was driving
turned over on its top in a creek
bed on the right side of the road
when she lost control of it. Her
husband, who was a passenger/ was
A parked car was hit by a ve
hicle driven by Sam Horton
of Sugar Grove, in downtown
Boone Friday night about 11:50
o'clock. According to Investigating
Officer Bob Thomas, Horton was
driving west on King Street, just
below the funeral home. His car
hit a parked car belonging to W.
R. Love of Richfield, doing con
siderable damage to both vehicles.
No one was in the parked car, and
no one was injured.
A car, driven by Mrs. Betty
Younce of Toledo, Ohio, which
was traveling east about the time
of the accident, swerved to dodge
the wrecked cars, and ran into a
stump between the street and side
On Sunday morning at about
9:30 o'clock, a car driven by BoDoy
Joe Wheeler, 22, of Triplett and
one driven by Earl Eugene Hart
ley, 39, of Hudson, ran head-on* Into
each other on the Elk road, eight
miles east of Boone. No one was
reported Injured in this accident,
but damage to the Wheeler vehicle
was estimated at $200 and to the
Hartley car at $290. State Patrol
man W. D. Teem charged Wheeler
with driving on the wrong side of
Tom Stanbery of Boone, is in
cluded among the 137 graduates
, in the May class of The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary,
Or. John Soren, president of
the Baptist World Alliance, and
1 pastor of the First Baptist Church,
Rio de Janerio, delivered the bac
calaureate sermon Thursday night.
Or. Duke K. McCall, president of
the seminary, conferred the de
1 grces Friday morning.
Mr. Stanbery is the son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Grant Stanbery,
Beech Creek, and a graduate of
Harrison-Chilowhee high school
and Carton-Newman College, '52,
Mr. Stanbery was awarded the
Bachelor of Theology degree.
I Dairy Princess
I To Be Chosen '
I The Watauga County Dairy
Princess will be selected at a com
petition to be held Friday night.
May 26, at 8 p. m. at the Boone
The winner here will go to El
kin on June S to compele for the
area princes*, and the winner at
Elkln will compete for the title of
Dairy Princess, to reign during
MAST CAR WRECKAGE AFTER BEING SET ON ITS WHEELS
?Photo# Flowers Photo Shop
OAKS STATION WAGON LIES ON ITS TOP IN CREEK BED
Brown Nominated For Mayor
By Democrats; Field Full Slate
Wade E. Brown, Boone attorney,
was nominated for Mayor by the
Democrats of the city in a conven
tion held at the courthouse Satur
The present Mayor, Mr. Howard
Cottrell, who is filling out the
term of Senator Gordon H. Wink
ler, declined nomination for a full
term, but accepted nomination as
a member of the board of alder
men, a post he had held for sev
Also nominated to serve on the
board were Con Yates, local elec
trician and Harry M. Hamilton, Jr.,
local cattleman and former mem
ber of the board of county com
Mr. Brown opened the meeting
and Dr. D. J. Whitener served as
permanent chairman. Mrs. Rob
Rivers was Secretary.
Resolutions were passed com
plimenting Mayor Winkler, and
the members of the old board for
their faithful services in behalf
of the city.
Mr. Brown spoke briefly as did
Mayor Cottrell who complimented
the Garden Club for their tree
planting and other organizations
for helping to beautify the town.
He praised the State Highway
Commission for the re-paving of
the street and sugcrcated that at
tention be given to the extension
of the city limits so as to include
some suburban areas, with result
ant population advantage of the
Dr. Wayne Richardson was
named to the Democratic Commit
tee succeeding Mr. Brown, while
other members re-elected are: Mr*.
Ruth McConnell, Mrs. Rob Riven,
E. Ford King, Jr., and Grady Mor
The city election will be held
The Republicans haven't held a
Registration Period Cited
The registration books for the
city will be open at the town hall
June 3 through June 10th from 9
a. m. to 9 p. m. The books will
close at 0 p. m. on June 10.
There ie no new registration.
That is, those who have previously
registered to vote in a city elec
tion, are not required to re-regis
ter. It is pointed out that registra
tion on the county books does not
make one elegible to vote in the
Widener Recreation Director
At B. Rock For Summer Season
Mrs. Poly Wyke
Mrs. Maude Brown Wyke, 69
years old, died last Wednesday at
the home. Route 3, Boone, follow
ing a long illness.
Funeral aervices were held Fri
day at the Oak Grove Baptist
Church by Rev. Walter Jones,
Rev. E. F. Troutman and Rev. C.
O. Vance and burial was in the
Mr. and Mrs. Wyke observed
their fiftieth wedding aniversary
January 20th, 1997.
The husband, Mr. Poly C. Wyke
survive* and th? following sons
and daughters: Frank Wyke, Le
noir; Fred Wyke, Hickory; Mrs.
David Greene and Mrs. Jack Hen
ley, both of Knoxville, Tenn.
There are two brothers Conley and
Stuart Brown of Boone, and two
siaters, Mrs. Julice Hodges and
Mrs. Addie Hodges, of Boone.
8pead Week in Florida
Mr. and Mrs. George C. Thomas
and sons, Randall and Duane, and
Mrs. W. P. Smith viaited In Waah
ington, D. C. and are spending
this week at various point* in
The Blowing Rock Park board,
composed of Bob Hardin, Ellen
CoUey, Lena Reevei, Rathmell Wil
Everett M. Widener, Jr., Clyde
Dula, Council! Cook,' Dr. Charles
Davant, and Bill Lentz, met re
cently and named Everett M. Wid
ener, Jr., recreation director (or
the summer season.
Mr. Widener said, "The most en
joyable aspect of recreation is it's
just fun to be with children. Play
ing is common ground for every
child. We have no trouble with
discipline when we can give the
child enough to keep him busy."
0. J. Coffey and Perry Coffey
will be part assistants. Henry All
red will be pool manager and Rich
ard Snyder and Mack Welborn will
be the life guards of the Blowing
Rock Olympic Swimming Pool.
The town park will be open from
8.00 a. m. until 9:30 p. m. each
Monday through Saturday and
from 1:00 p. m. until 9:00 p. m.
each Sunday. All park recreational
activities will be supervised.
Activities include: Tennis, shuf
fle board, horseshoes, basketball,
tether ball, volleyball, and bad
Little League baseball will be
played on the school playground.
The basement of the American
Legion will be open from 2:00 p.
m. until 4:30 p. m. Monday through
Saturday (or ping-pong and in
door activties. When the weather
does not permit outside actfvity,
the basement of the American Le
gion building will be open all
The swimming pool will be open
each morning from 10:00 until
12:00, anJ each afternoon from
2:00 until 6:00, with the excep
tion of Monday morning. At thii
time the pool will be closed.
EVERETT II. WIDEN ER, JR. I
Be Appalachian Speaker
To Get MA,
Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege will confer 209 Bachelor of
Science degrees and 37 Master of
Arts degrees to students at com
mencement exercises Saturday at
3 p. m., in the Health and Physi
cal Education Building.
H. Cloyd Philpott, Lieutenant
Governor of North Carolina, will
address the graduating class.
Dr. W. H. Plemmons, president
of the college, will confer the de
grees and award the diplomas.
Or. D. J. Whitener, dean, will
present candidates for the B. S.
degree and Dr. Cratis Williams,
graduate studies director, will pre
sent candidates for the H. A. de
The college orchestra under di
rection of Nicholas Erneston, and
the college choir under Mrs. Vir
ginia Linney will present music
for the commencement program.
The Reverend J. K. Parker, Jr.,
pastor of the Boone Presbyterian
Church, will render the invocation,
and the Reverend Preston Hughes,
Jr., pastor of Boone Methodist
Church, will give the benediction.
Newly-elected junior marshal*
of the college will usher. J
M. A. Degrees
Ernest M. Blankenship, Sher
wood, Western Carolina, English.
Chancel T. Brown, Clemmons, '
Perry D. Brown, Cherryville,
Joseph J. Bumgardner, Mt. Hol
ly, Belmont Abbey, administra
Glen Burleson, Albemarle, Pfeif
fer College, elementary education.
Minyonne S. Burns, Valdese, Ap
palachian, elementary education.
Jane Hefner Carlisle, Hickory,
Lenoir Rhyne, guidance and coun
Samuel K.-K. Chen, China, Bob
Jones University, music.
Jack R. Cloninger, Boone, Ap
Ida Elizabeth CoUette, Gastonia,
Alfred B. Craig, Lincolnton,
Lenoir Rhyne, administration.
Barbara Watkins Daye, Boone,
Appalachian, physical education.
Robert H. Dellinger, C rouse, Ap
palachian, elementary education.
Mary S. Dula, Wilkesboro, Wo
men's College of the University of
North Carolina, education.
Dorothy Wilber Duncan, Mer
ritt Island, Fla., University of
Chattanooga; elementary educa
Dorothy Wilber Duncan, Merritt
Island, Fla., University of Chat
tanooga; elementary education.
Richard D. Fadgen, Woonsocket,
R. I., North Carolina State Col
lege, physical education.
Kaye W. Goble, Salisbury, Le
noir Rhyne, guidance and counsel
Paul C. Goble, Saliabury, Le
noir Rhyne, education.
Frank D. Graham, Salisbury,.
Catawba College, administration.
Melvin S. Griffith, Charlotte,
Blols C. Grisaotn, Elkin, Appa
Elizabeth F. Hamilton, Vilas,
Woman's College of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, English.
Bobby Russell Himes, Hartford,
Ky., Kentucky Wesleyan, social
Reynolds R. Hollified, Spruce
Pine, Appalachian, administration.
Henry H. Jenkins, Avondale,
University of North Carolina, ad
Lincoln Kan, Asheville, Univer
sity of North Carolina, social stu
Fulton S. King, Jr., Kannapolis,
Lucille N. Koon, Charlotte, Ap
palachian, physical education.
Clara R. McCall, Marlon, Ap
Charles E. Rimer, Concord,
Davidson College, administration.
Charles E. Sane, Rutherford ton,
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BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY BLOSSOMS ATTRACT MANY VISITORS TO MOUNTAINS
Five High Schools Complete
Sessions, Graduate Over 200
Pool Is Sold
The Watauga 1961 Wool Pool
has been sold to Fred Whitaker
Company, Boaton, Mass., and if to
be weighed on Saturday, June 10,
at Boone. /'
The prices are as follows:
Clear tied wool In wool bags
Light burry wool in wool bags
85% of clear price.
Rejects (dead, gray, black, lamba
and heavy burry 75% of clear
Tags 20% of dear price
Thia will mean about 50 cents
for light burry, about 44 cents for
rejects and about 11 or 12 cents
Since the wool must be in wool
bags, we urge every farmer who
does not have a wool bag to come
to the county agents afflce and get
one or aa many as are needed.
Wool brought to the pool in small
bags will be rejected as improperly
Bowie To Get
The Watauga County Bar Aa
sociation has indicated to the
Democrat that it will endorse Tho
mas C. Bowie, Jr., 52, West Jef
ferson attorney, for the Federal
Judgeship in the Middle Diatrict
of North Carolina.
The recommendation goea di
rectly to the President.
Bowie, son of the late Judge
Tam C. Bowie and Mrs. Jean Davia
Bowie of West Jefferson was ad
mitted to the practice of law in
North Carolina in 1933, the year
before his graduation from the
Law School of Duke University.
In addition to Duke Law School,
Bowie is a graduate of the Wood
berry Forest School, Orange, Va.,
and the University of North Caro
lina. He attended the Law School
of Yale University for one year
prior to hia graduation at Duke.
Since 1934 Bowie has practiced
law Ja Aahe County, with the ex
ception of Ulret years during
World War II when he served in
the U. S. Air Force as a special
agent in the Counterintelligence
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To Get Ph. D.
At Florida State
Kenneth . Clawson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ted Clawion of Boone
and a 1060 graduate of Appalach
ian State Teachers Collage, will
receive the Master degree in bio
logy and junior college teaching
at the rammer term.
Clawson if the recipient of a
Kellog fellowship for doctoral
study leading to the Ph.D. degree
at Florida State University. The
fellowship is for $2900 for one
year. He will major in junior col
lege administration and minor in
Clawson's undergraduate activi
ties included: president of Chi
Lambda Chi, president of the Sci
ence Club, member of the Polynia
thasis Club, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha
Psi Omega. He was the public ad
dress announcer for all iporti
events and was listed in the 196C
edition of "Who's Who in Ameri
can Colleges and Universities."
Clawson is married to the form
er Bobbie Henley of Laurinburg,
also a I960 graduate of Appalach
ian. Mrs. Clawson taught third
grade this year at Millers Creek
Elementary School in Wilkes
Caadill Wins Georgia Trip
Jake V. CaudiU, Boone, has qua)
ified for the annual Sturdivant
Life Agent's Conference to be held
at Jekyll Island, Ga. The meeting
will takte place Juno 22 23 with
the company paying all the ex
pensee of those attending.
Five high schools in the county
graduated more than 200 students
Appalachian High School had the
largest graduating class in the
county and the largest one in its
history. Final exercise was sched
uled (or tonight (Wed.) when Dr.
Roy R. Blanton hands the 1X0
seniors their diplomas in the new
Health and Physical Education
Building at the college. The stu
dents will have charge of the pro
Bethel School seniors, whose
graduation plans were made before
bad weather caused closing of the
school for several days, was first
to have their commencement exer
cises. Baccalaureate services were
held on May 14 at Bethel, and
Clyde S. Greene, principal, handed
out diplomas at the graduation on
the following Tuesday night to
Watauga Conaolidated School
iiad one high school graduate and
three students finished the elemen
tary school last Thursday. Walter
E. Henderson, principal introduced
the commencement speaker, Dr.
Wiley Smith, faculty member of
Appalachian State Teachers Col
lege. The Rev. Rhonda D. Horton
and the Rev. Rock Hatton had
charge of the devotionals. The
Glee Club sang three Qumbers.
Cove Creek and Blowing Rock
schools had their baccalaureate ser
vices Sunday night with diplomas
being given out at graduation on
Tuesday night. Carl Fidler, prin
cipal of Cove Creek, presented 06
seniors their diplomas, and Ever
ette Widner, Jr., principal at Blow
ing Rock, presented diplomas to
Lentz Named To
At Blowing Rock
Mr. Homer C. Lentz, Blowing
Rock teacher, has been named act
ing postmaster at Blowing Rock,
and will assume his new duties
June t, according to an announce
ment made Tuesday by Represen
tative Hugh Alexander. -1
Mr. Lentz will succeed Mr. Har
ry Robbins, who resigned some
time ago to give his full time to
personal business Interests.
The appointment was mad* la
line with recommendations of the
Democratic Executive Committc*
of WatMga eounty.