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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, June 22, 1961, Image 1

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An Independent Weekly IS ew* pa per . . . Seventy-Third VOLUME LXXIII ? NO. 91 PRICE: FIVE CENTS BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, PROGRESS.? Work is progressing on the Home Economics Building, on the campus of Appalachian State Teachers College, and the structure is expected to be ready for use this fall. Costing an esti mated $297,000, the new facilities are located on Locust Street, just east of the College Book Store. Although the recent rainy weather slowed work somewhat, word from the office of President W. H. Plemmons was to the effect that the building should be completed on schedule. ? Staff photo. Breitenstein Succeeds Kirk As Dean Of Men At Appalachian The new dean of men at Appa lachian State Teacher* College will be Robert L. (Bob) Breitenstein, it was announced today by Presi dent W. H. Plemmons. Mr. Breit enstein (ills the place left vacant by the recent death of Dean John Kirk. Mr. Breitenstein is no stranger ROBERT L. BREITENSTEIN to Appalachian. Since August, 1057, he has had official connec tion with the college as assistant football coach, as interim head football coach, ami, at present, as director of Camp Broadstone, which the college purchased from him last year. He will continue with his assistant football coaching, and as director of Camp Broadstone, ac cording to the announcement. Coach Breitenstein is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds the B. E. degree from the University of Cincinnati, and has attenned Ohio State University. For almost all of his professional life, Mr. Breitenstein has had some connection with work in which boys and young men were involved. He hu been a high school teacher and coach; was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II; and from 1946 to 1096 he was aasistant football coach at the University of Miami (Florida). From 1957 through 1960 he was owner and director of Camp Broadstone for Boys, near Boone. He is assistant manager of The Orange Bowl Com mittee. Mr. Breitenstein has lived in Watauga county (the Valle Crucis community) for some yean, and it was near hi* summer home that h* built Camp Broadstone. The Bean of Men is 48 years of age. Mrs. Breitenstein is also a native of Ohio. They have* three children ? Pat, who has just finish ed at Appalachian High School, Donna, aged fifteen, and Steve, aged twelve. The appointment takes effect immediately, Dr. Plemmons said. It is anticipated that, until Camp Broadstone closes on July 28, he will be spending a part of each day at the camp and a part of the day at the college. When the camp closes, he will begin full-time "work in the office of the dean of men. In announcing the appointment. Dr. Plemmons said: "All of us at Appalachian aVe pleased that Mr. Breitenstein's services are avail able to the college on a full-time basis. Of course we were shocked and grieved at the loss of Dean Kirk who was making outstanding contributions to many parts of the college's program. To fill the places left by Dean Kirk, those of us here were happy to find Mr. Breitenstein interested and avail able. "We are glacPthat he is to con tinue and broaden his responsibili ties and services to the college. We art happy, too, that Dean Breiten stein's family will be added to the college and town communities." Boone Elects Mayor, Board In Light Vote Wade E. Brown, Boone attorney and civic leader, was named Mayor of the city Tuesday, when the Democratic ticket he headed was placed in power by a skimpy out pouring of voters, of less than ? hundred. Howard Cottrell, Interim Mayor, was returned to the Board of Al dermen where he had served for many years; Harry M. Hamilton Jr., and Con Yates were elected aa new members of the Board. Horn Director Appears On TV Horn in the West Director David French and Promotional Director Jim Jones will appear on tele vision station WSJS, Winston-Sa lem, Monday in a short program at about 1:90 p. m , tt was announc ed this week. They will be doing promotional work for the outdoor drama which opens ita tenth sea son July i. ? Mr. Jones said a live telecast of a scene from the Horn by the same station is also planned and k aipwted to show aarljr in July. The light vote, of cousc, was predetermined, since the Demo cratic (late was the only ticket fielded. Each candidate received (M votes, except Hamilton who tallied 98. Two write-in votes went for D. L. Wilcox and Bob Bumbaugh. The new officials will formally take over at city hall July 1. NSW MAYOR Allie Adams Dies Of Burns Allie A. Adams, 53, of Boone Route 2, died at Watauga Hospi tal Saturday from burns sustained in a fire at bis borne late Thurs day . Adams was fatally burned wben he threw kerosene on a fire in a stove and the stove exploded, set- 1 ting the hooae afire. Adams and! his wife, who was critically burned , and hospitalized, managed to get the two children oat with :ninor burns. The accident occurred at the Avery Greene farm, where Adams, a Caldwell native, had been employed. Graveside rites were held Sat urday afternoon at Hartley Hill cemetery north of Lenoir. Officiat ing was Rev. Lewis Lowdermilk of Boone. Born October 9, 1907 in Cald well county, Adams was a son of the late Albert and Grace Low man Adams. Surviving in addition to his widow, Roberta Watson Adams, are three sons and one daughter, all of the home: Paul K, Hal A Amos M, and Violet Adams. There is one brother and two sisters: Arnold Adams, Morganton; Mrs. Violet Minion, Mrs. Maybell Jack son, Lenoir. Brookshire Is Called Suicide Sam Brookshire, 47 years old, native Boone citizen, died June 12 at his home in Bluefield, Va., from a pistol shot, which was called aelf-inflictcd. The family was away from home at the time and no message was left as to the cause for Tne suicide. Funeral services were held in Bluefield, and graveside rite* were held at Hopewell Church in Watauga county June 19th at 11 o'clock. Rev. Home ' Greene and Rev. R. H. Ballard conducted the rites and burial was in the church cemetery. A son of the late Mr.' and Mrs. June Brookshire, deceased was reared near Boone, but had resid ed in Bluefield for more than twenty years where he owned a grocery ktore. Surviving are the widow, a son and daughter, Sammy and Mary Helen Brookshire. There are three brothers: Howard, Ed of Boone, and Sherman Brookshire of Chica go. There la one aister, Mrs. Mary Lentz, StatMville. JOBLESS TOTAL FALLS A high unemployment rate of nearly 7 per cent continued in May for the sixth straight month despite seasonal riaea in jobs, the Labor Department reported. Between mid-April and mid May employment rose seasonally by 1,044,000 to M, 778,000. This to tal waa 400,000 below that for May, UN. J. L. HARTLEY . . . has been chairman of Grandfather Singing since its beginning in 1929. Singing Sunday . Linville ? The 37th annual "Singing on the Mountain" is set for Grandfather Mountain on June 29, Joe Hartley, 90-year-old founder and chairman announced. The largest event of its sort, "Singing on the Mountain" is a combination church outing, family reunion, camp meeting and folk festival which attracts thousands of participants and spectators. Guest speaker at this year's event will be John Parris, author and former war correspondent whose two books, "My Mountain, My People," and "Roaming the Mountains" are considered th^ore most collection of folklore and history of Western North Caro lina. Among the featured groups at "Singing on the Mountain" will be Joe Emerson, hymn singer who has had a nation-wide radio pro gram and who has made hundreds of television appearances; Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks; and The Rangers. Held the fourth Sunday In June, the sing originated aa a Bible class outing. It has been an annual affair since its inception in 1024. Hundreds of people arrived Satur day to set up camps and spend the night on the singing grounds. Saturday night they gather around campfircs and ailtg. On Sunday the event 1* an all-day, informal afiair with old-fashioned preaching by various church denominations, or ganized tinging, and picnics. Many churches in the area spon sor booths on the grounds and obtain a large part of their annual budgets through sale at food. J DAVID FRENCH DIRECTS 70 Cast Members Start Rehearsals Horn In West Players Come From All Over Eastern U. S. More than seventy cast members and technicians have started re hearsals on the tenth annual pro duction of the outdoor drama, "Horn in the West." Under the direction of David French, the group is working twice daily this week' and next in preparation for the opening on July 1. The cast includes members from all over the eastern part of the United States, ranging from Ala bama to New York. Almost all the cast members are veterans of the theatre, and some have been with the Horn since its first sea ran. A new script, new costumes, and new music make this year's play an exciting one, even for the re turning (lay veterans, according to the sponsors. Director French has completely re-written the play script, adding one entirely new scene, and musical director Robert Ellis has written a completely new musical score for the show. Another exciting addition to this season's drama is the return of Bill Ron to the stage. Long a favorite in the role of Dr. Stuart, Mr. Ross missed the last two sea sons while he was serving as show director. By hi* request, he re turns to his starring role ttrt* year The play will be held nightly except Mondays during July and August in the Daniel Boone The atre. A special presentation is scheduled for Monday, July 3, to accommodate the large number of holiday vacationers. Ladies Night AtCivitanClub The Boon* Civitan Club will ob serve ladies night with ? banquet at 7 p. m. Tuesday, June 27th at the Gateway Restaurant Installation of new officers for the coming year will be the main event for .the evening. Lt. Gover nor for Zone 3, Wayne Smith from the Newton-Conover Ci vita in Club will be present to Install the new officers. In-coming Lt. ? Governor for Zone 3, Robert Davis, from the Hickory Civitan Club will also be present Grocery Bills To Rise Again Beginning July 1, grocery bills of North Carolinian* will rise three per cent The legislature passed into law the reveBue bill which extends the three per cent sales tax to food purchased as part of the revenue bill recommended by Governor Terry Sanford to finance improve ment of the North Carolina school system. Already passed by the Senate, the House passed the food tax measure by a vote of SS to 31. Last minute efforts to exempt bread and milk failed. Paasage of the sales tax exten sion to include food has been pre dicted for the past several weeks a* legislators favoring cigarette taxes and other special levies could not find enough support for their plan. DOMINICANS 0. K. STUDY The Dominican Republic offer ed it* cooperation to an inquiry by a committee of the Organization of American State* into condition* in that Caribbean nation. The offer caipe from Dominican Foreign Iflniater Proflrio Herrera Baez at ? ipecial, (even-nation meeting at the OAS. The United State* proposed such a study mission in the wake of the auminttlM of Dictator Bifgifl Leonid** TruJUJo. HORN MUSICIANS. ? The Toe River Valley Boy? will provide the music for square dance scene* in this year's "Horn in the West." Left to right, they are Donald McKinney, Clarence Greene, Clarence Howard Greene, and Gus Washburn. Hills And Dales Will Ring With Music Of Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar By JAMES T. JONES surrounfllnj the beautiful letting In which the Daniel Boone Theatre ia located will ring this summer with the toe-tapping sounds of the fiddle, banjo, and guitar. The muaic for the square-dance scenes in the outdoor drama, "Horn in the West," will be provided by the Toe River Valley Boys, a famous west ern and folk music band from the mountains of North Carolina. Led by Clarence Greene, the group has taken first place in a number of folk festival musical contests. The mountain musicians won first place in the Apple Feai val in Hendersoaville in 1093 and again in IMS, and have won folk music contacts in Asheville. The group has made appear ances on radio in three states. They have been on radio in Asheville, Bristol, Va., and Spartanburg, S. C. The founder of the (roup, Clar ence Greene, has been providing folk music for over 45 years. A native of Penland, he haa made re cordings for Columbia and Victor record companies. A master with the bow and fiddle, be has many of the old authentic mountain tunes memorized. He also composes music and has written a number of his own selection!. When asked to play a particular tune in a certain key, he sometimes refuaes because "it just doesnt sound right that wa jr." Another oldtimer providing the square dance music for the Horn ia Gut Washburn, guitar player. Although Waahburn uses the piano aa his major instrument, he plays the guitar with the band. He has been teaming with Greene in play ing for area aquare dances for over 25 years Bounding out the quartet provid ing the musical score are two youngsters. Clarence Howard Greene, son of Howard Greene, plays the guitar and Donald Mc Kinney plays the banjo. Both have been tutored by the older men and are accomplished musicians ill their own right. The refreshing sounds given to the musical acore of the "Horn in the Weat" by the Toe River Valley Boys should be a treat to r outdoor theatre-goers in Boone this sum mer. Bake Sale The Apalachian High School Band will sponsor a bake sale Sat urday ia the old City Meat Market building There will be cup cakes, cookies, pies and cakes In favorite homemade recipes. The money raised will be used to purchase Dew uniforms for the bend, and townspeople are urged to come and support the project. SKI-SLOPE. ? M. E. (Bill) Thalheimer (standing), of CharlQtte, presi dent of the recently formed Blowing Rock Ski Lodge, Inc., looks over corporation's charter with his wife and L. H. Smith, president of Blow ing Rock Chamber of Commerce and stockholder in the company. A three-week survey of site on Payne's Branch began Monday, to deter mine layout of skiing facilities, and plans include a lake for ice skat ing, a 500-car parking lot, a shop, slope and other facilities for winter sports. Actual work is expected to follow survey. ? Staff photo. Clean Up And Beautification Work Proceeding At Rock i Billy Foutz In Soil Work . The official appointment of Billy ; L. Foutz to the post of Watauga County Work Unit Conservationist waa made recently by R. M. Dailey, State Conaervationift. Mr. FouU succeeds Howard J. Williams, who was transferred last month to the Work Unit post in Haywood coun ty Mr Foutz has been an aasistant conservationist in Watauga county for nearly two years. He is a na tive of Rowan county, and came here from Goldsboro. where he worked for the Fanners Home Ad ministration. "... 1 The appointment was effective 38. fT .. This U clean up and beautifica tion week at Blowing Rock, and Mayor R. B. Hardin is insisting again that all householders make a special effort in this important work before the tourist activity gets into full swing on the moun tain. Citizens art being urged to get their trash out where city trucks may readily load it for removal. Special trips will be made for the trash when advance telephone calls are made to city ball. At the same time the regular pickup schedules will be maintained by the trucks. Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Phillips, Jr. and son Leo of St. Petersburg, Florida, spent the week with Mr.H and Mrs. Amos Wi

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