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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, June 15, 1961, Image 1

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An Independent Weekly fievnpaper . . . Seventy-Third Year PRICE: FIVE CENTS BOONE. WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE IS, 1W1 jr. Ejdjss 1 sil une 10 78 90 71 .88 14 ? US* U 77 as JlUWU 74 99 71 96 87 84 78 78 SIXTEEN PAGES? TWO SECTIONS JL VOLUME LXXUL? NO. 50 FOR BEST RESULTS RHODODENDRON IN BLOOM. ? This pictuie, made Monday by Hugh Morton at an overlook on the lower slopes of Grandfather Mountain, shows the red rhododendron in bloom. The flowering comes first to the lower elevation* and during the month wUl rise to the higher peaks of Grandfather and other lofty mountains of the Blue Ridge and the Smokies. 1,582 Register At College Student registration (or the first six weeks term at Appalachian State Teachers College totaled 1,582, according to the office of Registrar H. R. Eggers. Registra tion for the term began last week, and was completed Monday. Of this number, 590 are graduate student*. This, too, is a record graduate student enrollment, re ports Dr. Cratis Williams, gradu ate studies director. Four of seventeen two-week workshops scheduled this summer at the college begin Monday, ac cording to an announcement by Dr. James E. Stone, summer lessions director. They are: Piano, to be directed by Erwin Freundlich, of Julliard School of Music, New York. Reading, Havei ly 0. Moyer, of State University of New York, di rector. ' Supervision of Student Teachers, to be directed by Ernest J. Milner, of Syracuse University, New York. Art Education, Elizabeth Mack, rlotte Public Schools, director. ping Slated The 37th annual Singing on the Grandfather Mountain will be held une 26, it was announced by J. Hartley, chairman. Features on the all-day event in lude Arthur Smith and the Cross oads Quartet, the Harvesters and le Blue Ridge Quartet. John Parris of Aabeville will *ak, and the ltev. Roscoe Green nd the Rev. A. G. Buchanan will r??di? Located at the base of the Grand ither Mountain on Highway 221, vo miles east of Linville, the nging has been an outstanding traction each summer in this ea for many years. First sing g, or convention as it is some nes referred to, was held in 1926. (Continued on page three) randfather Visitors Help With Work On Trip To King's X, Folk Center Virgil Ray Is Ky. Golonel Mr. Virgil Ray of Boone has been commissioned a Kentucky Colonel by Governor Bert Combs. The handsome certificate issued by the Kentucky Governor and which is highly appreciated by Mr. Ray is oeing framed and will hang in his office at ibe Home | Finance Co. |H. J.Teague i Dies At 94 Hiram John Teague, Sr., 94 year old farmer of Blowing Rock, Route 4, died S?turday in Watauga Hos pital. He had been in declining health for sometime. Funeral services were conduct ed at Blowing Rock Presbyterian Church by the pastor, the Rev. A. Blake Brinkerhoff, In an 11:00 a. m. ceremony. Burial was In the Blowing Rock City cemetery. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Annie Broyhill Teague; two daughters, Mrs. L. D. Tester, Blow ing Rock, Mrs. Frank Church, Boone; five sons, T. R. Maitland, Fla , W. H. of Charleston, W. Va., Charlie of Hampstead, Md., H. J., Jr. and Ben Teague both of Boone; one sister. Mrs. Nan Underwood, Linville. There are IS grandchild ren, approximately 90 great grand children, IB great, great grand children and one sixth generation child. Nonwhite strike call falls In South Africa. Vounty Rescue Squad Is Being Organized nitial stops . for the formation i in emergency and rescue squad Watauga County were taken Thursday night, in a meeting interested persons at Kirk'i laurant. ?mporary officers for the new id, to be know as Watauga ity Emergency and Rescue id. Inc., are as follow*: Capt . V. Watkins; First Lieut- Zeb k; Sccond Lieut., Fred Mast; Jim Duncan; Seeratery, s Marsh; Treasurer, Zeb ?lrk. . Wptkius said as the squad's jrary Captain, he wonld com the organizational work and the group to a functional status. Hard and rigorous work lief ahead for the group, he de clared, in a complete training pro iram that will reault In aft effici ent emergency and rescue aquad. Present lor the meeting, and offering advice and encourage ment to the new group were of ficers irom the Carter County, Fonn. emergency And rescue unit. The new (roup already has an important piece of equipment in I station wagon that will Ue equip ped as an emergency vehicle for use in rescue work. The station wagon is ? gift to the new unit rrom Zeb Kirk, given in memory of his son John and grandson Stevie Kirk. JO ANN HARDIN Jo Ann Hardin Is Given Degree j. Jo Ann Hardin, of Boone, grad uated from the School of Phar macy at the University of North Carolina on June 3. Miss Hardin plans to be an apprentice pharma cist at Danbury Hospital, seven miles from her parents' home in Candlewood Orchards, Brookfield, Connecticut J. S.Snyder, 93, Dies Sunday Jacob Smith Snyder, Sr., 93 year old resident of the Beaver Dam community, died at his borne last Sunday, following a long per iod of declining health. Funeral services were conduct ed Tuesday at 2:00 p. m. in the Beaver Dam Baptist Church by the Rev. J. H. Crisp, .assisted by the Rev. Carl Wilson. Burial Wis in the Beaver Dam cemetery. He is survived by three tons, Oscar of Knoxville, Tenn., Howard oi Baltimore, Jacob S. Snyder, Jr., Sugar Grove; eight daughters, Mrs. Ethel Bass, Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Myrtle Arnold, Neva, Tenn., Mrs. Elizabeth Bass, Cleveland, (Continued on page three) Floridian Has Good Ad Result Mr. and Mr*. P. W. Martin of St. Peterscburg, Fla. have found suitable living quarters at Blowing Rock, from an ad inserted lit the Democrat some time ago. Mr. Martin came to the Demo crat to express his appreciation for the fine oovorage the Demo crat has. He said he received A>me 30-odd replies not only from Boone and Blowing Bock but from dif ferent sections of the county. i1 T " ? - King's X had visitors from a work camp at Celo, N. C., recently who helped put tar paper on our root cellar and did many clean-up tatks. Local neighbors have been wot king on ata addition to the Woods Edge house, and two walls are now framed. White pines have been trimmed. The small fruita patch is thriving and may yield a couple of dishes of blueberries and one of raspberries this summer. The "Rose Fence" has thickened considerably and may by summer's end be high enough to turn stray livestock. The Wild Garden's Shooting Stars, Showy Orchids, Yellow Lady Slippers, and vaiious rare ferns have done well this spring. Botanists at The University of Maine sent us Twinflower and Snowbcrry in exchange for a Climbing Fern and other planta native to the Appalachian South. Mr. E. C. Robbing of The Gardens of The Blue Ridge at Pineola has been mod generous In helping King's X with native wild flowers on a barter basis. Mr. Chase dis covered a large batch of Climbing Fern last winter, near Gatlinburg, Tenn , and gave them to Mr. Rob bins and other friends. Mr. Chase made a trip recently, telling Jack Tales in schools near New York City, and gave programs also at Akron University and for 1'he College of Forestry at The University of Syracuse. He also visited his two young grandsons in Chicago and his mother and .sister in upper New York Statu. He did several radio programs in New York and Chicago and made a television appearance in Syra cuse. Currently he is scheduled for engagements in Richmond, Va. He will also go to a hospital in Rich mond to have a throat specialiat examine a growth on his vocal chords. Visitors to King's X are expected thia summer from California, Wash ington, New York, and Chicago? for work camp activities and con sultation in Um field of folk songs, folk tales, country dances, and other mountain traditions. Wool Pool Is . Sold Saturday Watauga county farmers sold 19,149 pounds of wool for 911, 104.09 to the Fred Whitaker Com pany, of Philadelphia, Penn., Sat urday, according to figures kept by the county agricultural agent's office. Eighteen thousand and three pound* was graded clear medium wool and went at the top price of 999.7* per hundred pound*. 390 pounds graded light burry, and sold at WO 90 cwt, 293 pounds graded reject and sold for 944.83. 573 pounds of tags brought <11.94 per hundred. CIVIL CASES BEING TRIED Stanley Ward Is 25-30 Years In Slaying Mother Of 10 Is Killed At Climax Talks Stanley Ward, 47, an odd jobs worker, was sentenced by Judge Frank Huskins in Wa tauga Superior Court Monday to not less than 25 nor more than 30 years in the State pen itentiary in Raleigh, for the fatal shooting of his wife, the mother of ten children. Ward pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the slaying of Mrs. Viola Ward, 41, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mon roe Harmon, 18 miles southeast of Boone, on April 24. Testifying to the court were Sheriff E. M. Hodges, Coroner Richard E. Kelley, SBI Agent C. E. Whiteman and Mrs. Monroe Harmon. The defendant did not testify. According to the testimony of Mrs. Harmon, her daughter, who had separated from her husband, came to the Harmons from the Ward home in Lenoir. She said Ward also came to the house and they spent the night talking. Next morning, she said, she was with the two when Ward went out of the room and returned with a shot gun which belonged to Mr. Harmon and which had been hanging on the wall. Mrs. Harmon said that Ward told his wife, "You have lived long enough," and fired, the full load from the 12-guage gun taking ef fect in her left breast. Ward had previously been quot ed as saying the shooting was accidental, and that he didn't know the gun was loaded. He had been a prisoner in the county jail since the shooting. After the homicide case was dis posed of, the court began the trial of a number of civil cases. City Vote On Tuesday A new Mayor and three mem bers of the Board of Alderman will be elected when the Boone voters go to the polls next Tues day. Only the Democrat* have nomi nated a ticket, and the Republi can having failed to offer opposi tion. jf. The Registration books closed last Saturday. Mrs. Fred Mast is the Registrar and only a half do zen new voters were enrolled for the municipal balloting. Attorney Wade E. Brown's name will appear on the ticket for Mayor. Mayor Howard Cottreil declined nomination due to pres sures of personal business, but did accept nomination for the Board, on which he has served for many years. Others who will serve as Alder men are Con Yates and Harry M. Hamilton, Jr. Without an opposing ticket, ? light vota is expected. Dr. Lawreiicc , Goes To Denver Dr. Ray Lawrence will leave ?or Denver, Colorado next Saturday, where he will attend the Ameri can Optometrists convention. Dr. Lawrence will be a delegate to the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Opto mcntry while st the convention. He was recently re elected to a five year term to the North Carolina Board ?l Examiners in Optometry. A daughter, Miss Mary Law reach will accompany Dr. Law rence to Denver. HORN CAST PRACTICE TO BEGlM. ? Thl? picture, taken last year during playing of Horn in the West, shows Sam Phillips (Bill Farthing), left, and Daniel Boone (Glenn Causey), right, in dramatic scene. Re written this year, the directors promise a livelier drama than ever beiore. Rehearsals begin Friday, and the show opens July 1 in Daniel Boone Theatre.? Photo Flowers Photo Shop! Robert Ellis Named Director Music F or This Year's Drama Clean-Up Week Starts Monday At B. Rock Mayor R. B. Hardin has pro claimed the week beginning next , Monday, June 19th as Cleanup and Beautification Week in Blow ing Rock. The Mayor is moat anxious that every effort be made by tha resi dents of the town to have Ihclr premises cleaned up and beautifi ed on the even of the beginning of i he summer tourist season in that popular mountain top :esort area. Town trucks will supplement their regular schedules by special trips to pick up trash, when tele phone calla are made to city hall. Maybr Hardin asks for full co operation in this effort to have Blowing Rock more beautiful than ever for the summer. George G. F arthing, County Agent, Dies North Wilkesboro, June 10? George Greer Farthing, ?? Wilkes County agricultural agent, died Friday near C. C. Alexander's home north of Rearing River. He wai found dead by a pawing mot orist at S:15 p. m. on the load. Ap parently, he had pulled hii car lo the aide of the road, stepped out and fell dead. Death waa attributed to a sec ond heart attack. He had suffered a heart attack two yean ago but had returned to work following recovery. Aa one of the moat outatanding agents in the state Mr. Farthing had been awarded the Distinguish ed Service Award In 1098. He waa borh in Watauga Count; to William J. and Laura G. Farth ing. He was married to the former Miss Blanche Bingham. Education He waa educated In tie public school at Sugar Grove In Watauga County, Berea Academy at Berea, Ky., and received a B.S. degree from Berea College in 1932. He did graduate work at Berea and had attended a summer school study at North Carolina State Col lege. In 193344 he had taught in Cove Creek High School in Watauga and from 1914 until 1939 had served aa vocational agriculture teacher there. He joined the ex ternum service in 1989 and waa aaaiatant county agent in Watauga for two yura. After a year aa as sistant agent iu Swain County he waa county agent of Clay County for two years followed fay three years as assistant county agent at large in 19 TV A counties of west ern North Carolina. Worked In Buncombe He was assistant agent 'or three years in Buncombe County and later was field representative :or the North Carolina Farm bureau before coming to Wilkes as county agent in 1901. He waa a member of the Baptist church, the Masonic lodge, the Farm Bureau Grange and Knights of Pythias Lodge. In WUkea he waa inatrumental in the organization of 33 rural communities, in the formation ef a telephone cooperative now serv ing 1,000 patrons in Wilkes and in the establishment of an agricul tural center for staging agricul tural eveuta. Mr. Farthing waa president of the District Association of Exten sion Agents lb 1096. He is survived by ihe widow. Funeral aervicea were conduct ed at 3 o'clock Sunday at the WU keaboro Baptiat Church by Rev. Henry Morgan. Burial waa in Mountlawn Memorial Park (a Boone. Final Date On . Wheat Quotas Juno 30, Mil ia the final date for which farmers msiy file an ap plication for ? IMS now farm wheat allotment Full information concerning eligibility requlrw menta la available at the local A8C office. 'yi . , Robert H. Ellis, well-known choral director of Hickory, will be the musical director of the out dor drama Horn in the West, play director David French has an nounced. Ellis has already been working on new music for the drama, opening for the tenth sea son on July 1. A former music director m Guilford County and in Scotland Neck, Ellis currently holds duel positions as choral director of Hickory High School and the First Presbyterian Church in Hickory. Under the guidance of Ellis, the Hickory High School Chorus has ROBERT H. ELLIS become famous for its excellent performances. The group has en tered 23 State contests over the pest four yean and received 21 superior ratings. Ellis has completely re-written the musical script of the Horn in the West, adding new mountain folk music and ballads to the score which has thrilled thousands dur ing the past nine >ears. For the new music, Ellis spent three months doing research in high land folk music. EUis Is a member of the Amer ican Chort.1 Directors Association, Vice-president of the choral sec tion of the North Carolina Musk Educators Conference, and chair man of the North Carolina Festi val Chorus for the post three years. He has served as adjudica tor and clinician all over North Carolina. , Schooled in music Ellis holds the B. S. High Point College degree from Appalachian Teachers College. , Horn director French that he was delighted <C

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