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VOLUME LXXI1|Zto~M PRICE: HVE CENTS BOONE. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE ?, 1M1
From the I960 ASC Watauga
county annual report there come#
some interesting facts for all farm
ers of the county, as well as a
number of agricultural workers,
business men and others who are
deeply interested in the agricul
ture of our county.
Basically the moat Important
part of this report is the amount
of conservation work accomplish
ed under the Agricultural Conser
vation Program. 7340 acres were
treated in one way or another, and
more than half this acreage re
presented the improvement of a
permanent vegative cover of eith
er pastures or meadows.
The government cost-sharing in
the performance of all these prac
tices amounted to over $86,000, or
an average of $11.82 per acre. The
farmers share of the cost plus his
own labor amounted to at least
the same amount, or more.
The practice of this program
have paid the farmers big divi
dends during the past twenty-five
years. Farmers who have continu
ally made use of these practices
have built up their soils, their
livestock and dairy herds, increas
ed production of their crop*, eith
er improved or built new farm
buildings, and, in general, the
standard of living of the farmers
in the county is comparable to
that of their neighbors who have
businesses of their own or work in
Since the inception of this pro
gram more than half of the farm
ers in the county participate each
year, and at least thirty-five to
forty percent participate every
Ninety percent of the fertilizers
and seeds used in carrying out
these practices is sold by local
vendors, handling only the best
No one could venture to say in
Just what condition the farms of
this county would be in had it not
been for the ctake this program
has had in achieving these accom
plishmenU in agriculture on o<ir
farms thus far.
All interested in forming a Wa
tauga County Rescue Squad are
asked to meet at Kirk's Restaur
ant Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
Wataugans At Crafts Workshop
CRAFTS WORKSHOP. ? Drawn woik proved to be popular handicraft at the weitern district craft work
shop. Busily working on their designs are (left to right) Mrs. Hubert Inman, Boone; Mrs. Richard Lan
don, Weaveiville, instructor; and Mrs. John Houck, Boone.
Waynesville. ? Around 170 Home
Demonstration Club women attend
ed the twelfth handicraft work
shop held at Schaub 4-H Club
Camp near Waynesville.
Club members from the various
counties in the western district
were taught crafts which they will
teach to other club members in
their local clubs.
Crafts taught by skilled crafts
men at the workshop included
aluminum chasing and embossing,
braided rugs, straw brooms, chair
caning, copper enameling, copper
tooliqg and embossing, corn shuck
chair bottoms, corn shuck dolls,
and drawn work.
Other crafts taught were pine
cone articles, reed baskets, Swed
ish darning, tin can craft, torn
paper, wood carving, and quilting.
Those attending from Watauga
county included: Mrs. Howard Carl
son, Miss Jean Childers, Mrs. J. C.
Cline, Mrs. John Houck, Mrs. Hu
bert Inman, and Mrs. Ethel Rich
Parkway Rhododendron At Peak;
Flame Azalea Brightens Countryside
The purple rhododendron reach
ed their peak of bloom this week
end. They should remain in this
state for next tHree days and will
continue to be attractive for the
next week. The most outstanding
displays are located at Milepost
231; 240 to 244; and 266 to 267.
The flame azalea has reached Its
peak and will remain attractive
for the next week.
Mountain Laurel is beginning to
show a few widely scattered
blooms and should reach a peak
within approximately ten days.
Beginning June 15 naturalist
walks, hikes and campfire pro
grams will be inaugurated at
Doughton Park and Price Park on
this district of the Blue Ridge
A Christian ministry in the Na
tional Parks will again offer non
denominational religious services
this summer in Doughton Park.
The program will be announced
later by the student minister, Ro
bert D. Miller.
This district showed a decrease
in travel of 6.4% for May, 1961 as
compared to May 1060.
James River, Virginia ? (Mile 0
to 119) ? Visitors this month, 89,
070; Visitors same month last
Rocky Knob, Virginia ? (Mile
119 to 217) ? Visitors this month,
127,706; Visitors same month last
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Horn Rehearsals To Begin On
F riday ; Script Changes Planned
Rehearsals for the tenth annual
production of the outdoor drama,
"Horn in the West," will begin
Friday, June 18, play director
David French announced this week.
Casting of parts has been com
pleted and copies of a completely
revised script has already been
mailed to cast members.
The historical play opens in
Boone at the Daniel Boone The
atre for its tenth season on July 1.
Director French has been work
ing on the new script for several
months and indications are that
this year's production may well be
the greatest in the history of the
drama. One completely new scene
has been added to give new su
spense and (tirring action to the
play, while other scenes have been
rewritten to add an indefinable
freshness to the entire mood of
the drama. ?
Of particular Interest to the
more than three hundred thousand
guests who have already thrilled
to performances over the past nine
years is the snnouncement that
this year's production will have
completely new and colorful cos
tumcs, tempered authentically to
the troubled times of the 1770s.
The new coloring alone should
make this year's show one of the
most thrilling in America.
Director French has also an
nounced an entirely new musical
?core, written for this season's
drama by Robert Ellis, music sup
ervisor for the Hickory public
schools Ellis has Just completed
three months of research in Caro
lina folk music, snd has woven
this Into Use mood for the . new
Moat of the leading characters of
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HORN IN THE WEST.? Glenn Causey of Greensboro, who will play
the role of Daniel Boone in "Horn in the Weat" this rammer, look*
out over the mountain* once hunted by the tamoui explorer -hunter.
The outdoor drama opens its tenth sea adta on July 1. Rehearsals start
next Friday. ? Pboto Flowers Photo Shop.
MRS. ROBERT HUGHES
For Mrs. Hughes
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna
Bell Dancy Hughes, 22, were held
Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Plea
sant Grove Baptist Church in ihe
Rev. Ronda ?arp, Kev. Preston
Hughes and Kev. James Kiaaelburg
conducted the rites and burial
was in Mountlawn Memorial Park
Mj-s. Hughes was struck by an
automobile driven by John Le?
Atwell on the Linville road in
front of her home Tuesday morn
ing of last week, as she was cross
ing the road to enter an automo
bile driven by Rebecca Emma
Earp of Vilas. She died instantly.
At an inquest held Monday by I
Coroner Richard E. Kelley it waa
decided that the accident was un
avoidable and Mr. Atwell was not
Surviving are the husband, Ro
bert D. Hughes of Boone; the par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dancy,
Zionville, two brothers and two
sisters, Jerry, Gary, Judy of Zion
ville and Mrs. Cecil Aldridge of
High School To
Open On Monday
Summer classes will begin Mon
day, June 12 at Appalachian High
fcchool, according 10 an announce
ment by Dr. Roy Blanton, princi
pal'. Registration will start prompt
ly at 9:tW a. m. he aaid.
The summer school will oper
ate for eight weeks, ending Auguat
4, and will permit completion of
one unit of work.
Classes will begin at?8:30 a. m.
and continue until 12:30 p. m.,
Monday through Friday, Dr. Blan
TWO WEEKS MIXED TERM |
Ward Will Be Arraigned
For Shooting His Wife
One murder trial and nine civil
cases are on the docket for the
two-weeks mixed term of Watauga
County Superior Court, which be
gins Monday. The Honorable J.
Frank Huskins, of Burnsville, will
be the presiding judge.
Stanley Ward, 47, has been held
in the county jail since April 24,
charged with the fatal shooting of
his estranged wife, Mrs. Viola
Ward, in the Rominger secion of
Mrs. Ward, mother of 10 chil
dren, was killed early that morning,
according to an investigation by
Sheriff E. M. Hodges and Coroner
Richard E. Kelley, while her mo
ther, Mrs. Monroe Harmon, looked
Ward and his wife had been
separated for some time, according
to investigating pfficers, and were
attempting to reach a reconcilia
tion of their domestic problems
Sunday night, prior to the shot
gun shooting. Mrs. Harmon joined
in their ' discussions Monday
morning. Ward reportedly left the
room, went to the home of his
father-in-law and borrowed a shot
gun on the pretext of killing a
rabbit, and returned.
Mrs. Ward died instantly from
the shotgun wounds when the en
tire load took effect in her right
Following the shooting, the
sheriffs investigation showed,
Ward got a ride into Boone, where
he gave himself up. He was quoted
by Sheriff Hodges as saying he
did not shoot his wife delibertely
?that he didn't know the gun was
loaded when he pulled the trigger.
Jurors for the term are listed.
Where four name arc given, the
first two will serve the first week
and the other two the second.
Where six are listed, the first three
will serve the first week and the
others the second week.
Bald Mountain ? Russell Vannoy,
Lester Moretz; Fred Holman, Nate
Beaver Dam ? Floyd Trivett,
Clyde Robinson, James Sherwood;
Lewis Norris, Lloyd Dishman.
Blowing Rock ? Lec Nelson, Dale
Wood, Paul Gragg; Clarence Pitts,
Will Castle, Fred Hartley.
Blue Ridge ? Jones Miller, Carl
Storie; Garner Winkler, Raymond
Boone ? Glenn Winkler, Gran
ville Norris, Tom Beach; Sam
IJorton (Colored), Rhonda Horton
(Colored), Allen S. Adams.
Brushy Fork ? C. F. Thomp
son, Bud Mast; Bynum Beshcars,
Cove Creek ? Ray Wilson,
James B. Mast, Dean Cook; Mack
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The tenth annual Watauga Coun
ty Fishing Rodeo for children will
be held on Wednesday, June 14, at
3 p. m., it was announced by B.
W. Stalling#, sponsor of the event.
The site will be Diamond S Lake,
on Poplar Grove Road.
All children under eleven years
of age, accompanied by parents,
are Invited to attend. Only worms
and poles will be allowed, with no
Mr. S tailings said several prizes
will b? given, in addition to the
naming and crowning of the rodeo
queen. Jane Hodges, Miss Watauga
County of 1061, will do the honor
of crowning the young fishing
Mr. Stallings also announced
that every precaution will be tak
en for the safety of the young fish
ermen. A group of Boy Scouts
will b? on band to help in thia
phaae of the rodeo, but parents are
urged to keep close tab on their
children during the event.
CAROLINAS OPEN. ? Preliminaries to the Carolina! Open Golf Tournament were being played when
this picture was taken at the Boone Golf Course. More than 80 professional and amateur golfers were
scheduled to take part in the event which wilh be concluded today (Thurs.) ? Photo Flowers Photo Shop.
Carolinas Open In Progress As
Third Golf Season Begins Here
The Carolina! Open golf tourna
ment, the biggest event held on
the Boone course since its open
ing two years ago, got under way
Tuesday, with a great many of
the leading golfers of the area
taking to the fairways in a try for
the championship of the. sports
Joe Maples, course profession
al, is definitely of the opinion
th^t the tournament will be the
best in the history of the Caro
linas opening, and it marks a
fitting celebration of the third
season at the local club.
Tuesday consisted of 18 holes
stroke play, with a banquet in the
evening for the contestants, their
wives, and members of the press.
Sighteen boles stroke play will be
Wednesday and Thursday.
A 91,265 pro-am tournament
Monday served as an exciting pre
lude to the Carolinas Open, when
Joe Zarhardt, Spartanburg pro
fessional and his three amateur
partners posted a best ball 57, 14
under par Monday to win $129. His
partners were Buzzy Basinger,
Charlotte; Nick Kicidis, Union, S.
C. and Harry Mahaffey of Spar
Three pros each won $85 as they
and their amateur partners fin
ished a stroke behind Zarhardt,
Chuck Alexander of Rocky Mount,
Ronnie Thomas of Durham and
Chuck Burns of Rock Hill, S. C.,
were the pros.
A field of 196, 49 pros each with
three amateur partners, compet
Tied for fifth money with best
ball 60s were four teams. The
pros, each getting 947.90, were
Frank Stone, Charlotte; Joe
Cheves, Morganton; Wayne Haley,
Martinsville, Va., and Fred Bol
ton, Anderson, S. C.
Two prizes, totaling 990, were
split up by nine pros whose teams
Chuck Alexander and Charlie
Farlow of Greensboro split an ad
ditional 929 for the best pro score
Defending Cten champion, A1
Smith of DanvTOe, Va., 1-awrence
Cook of Wilmington, Terry Atkin
son of LeaksvUle, and Coke Trim
Mi, Thomasville, each with 09.
Three amatMus shot 66s, one
over the course record held by
Shelby pro Pete Webb, Ken Faikes
of Coocord, Bob Bryant of Win
ston-Salem, and Spec Croea of i
Greensboro shot 06. Buzzy Das
Inge* had <7, John Hughes of
Greensboro 68, and Dtllard Trayn
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TWEETSIE ROLLS AGAIN
Steam's Up, Track's Clear
For Gay Trip On Tweetsie
Pool To Open
The Blowing Rock Municipal
Olympic Swimming Pool will open
Friday, June 9, for the summer
season. The houra will be each
morning from 10:00 until 1:00 p.
m. and each afternoon from 2:00
until 6:00 p. m. with ihe exception
of Monday*morninga. At thi* time
the pool will be closed for clean
The town crew, under the di
rection of Mr. George Sudderth,
manager, haa been working over
time to get the pool in firat claas
ahape. The grounda have been
beautified and the pool haa been
Blowing Rock ? Steamte up aDd
the track's clear for a trip into the
Old Weit at Tweetsie Railroad in
the Holiday Highland! of North
The big little rail line at Blow
ing Rock hai added a second train
to carry the 200,000 "gun-toting"
youngsters and their parents who
are expected to visit Tweetsieville
this season. Tourists traveling
through the South to attend Civil
War Centennial observances may
swell this figure immensely.
Grover C. Bobbins, owner-opera
tor of Twectsie, has completed
modifications of the locomotive
purchased from Alaska's White
Pass It Yukon Railroad, has secur
ed more 1880-style coaches and
Tweetsie's running mate already
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Boone Drug Company Marks
Completion Of New Store
Boone Drug Company is observ
ing thU week the completion of
the renovation, remodeling and
mode mixing of 1U quarters on Eaat
The project is the latest effort
?and one of the more notable ones
?in the "new look" that haa grad
ually swept along Boone's main
street for a decade.
The forty-one year old drug
firm, founded by Dr. 0. K. Moose,
has long been a favorite meeting
place among town? people and has
been something of a community
institution lor much of its long
In recent years, under the lead
ership of ite present owners, Doc
tor* Wayne and O. K. Richardson,
it has attracted wide attention in
the .retail drag industry, and
year, it was reported, held i
place In retail volume
BuaU stores la North