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Galveston Flood Took
Low Comparative Toll
September a, 1000 wax a warm
cloudy day In Galveston, Texas
In the afternoon the akin slowly
turned yellow, the beating of the
wave* on the docfca inrr.ased in
tempo, the aea rose (toadUy wider
darkening akia* and the wind came
Inexorably, the ocean pounded into
the city. Houaet crumbled and
were washed away. Trees and rail
road ties spun through the streets
on sand and mud filled torrents.
BsWes were wrenched from their
mother's arms and husbands watch
ed helplessly as their families were
swept away or crushed by falling
When the eea and the winds re
ceded 6000 people were gone!
The Galveston tidal wave was
one of three of the most dresdful
"natural" disasters the United
States has ever experienced. The
Titanic, which collided with an
ieeberg en a night in April, 1012,
carried 1517 people with her to
the bottom of the sea. The Johns
town flood, in 1880, swept awsy the
Hves of 2200 people.
By sn appalling coincidence,
these three disasters prove that
man is more destructive to him
self than any a t the forces of m
In the three disasters s total at
0726 lives were lest. In just three
consecutive months, back in June,
July and August, 1086, 0726 lives
were also lost. But in '86 man
himself was responsible. These
were men, women and youngsters
needlessly slain in traffic acci
dents on our streets and highways
... the precise number lost in
the three "natural" disasters. And
the toll goes on, year after year,
John Stanley Houck, 92 years
old, died Sunday at the home on
Weit Summit Street, from a cud
den illness from a heart attack.
Funeral Mrvicei were held
Tuesday at II o'clock at the Ad
vent Christian Church by Rev.
Floyd Boston and burial was In
Mountlawn Memorial Park.
Surviving is the widow, Mrs.
Belle Pennell Houck. One brother,
Willard Houck of Oakboro and a
staler, Mrs. Ennis Abernethy of
Charlotte, also survive.
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in effect the major responsibility
mint nest upon the driving public.
The vehicle! chief urged every
motorist to pay ?peciaJ attention to
the international Slow Dow
Live campaign new being
aored for the ninth consecutive
year by the Association of State
Commisaioner Scheldt, who is
past president of the coordinators,
said the program has grown to
become the largest single safety
education program in the world
and has a proven record of saving
"If we all work together, if we
all slow down snd if we carry the
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our fellow motorists by word of
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LETTKB TO EtHTOR \M
Winkler Says Vote Hi
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Ihm <jf ? wpvui carried
? *ory that Hw only a pert ?'
(be ititewm tint I :n ade "**?rd
ing HB 7(0. 1010
I enclo?" ? copy of the full
statement a ad will wk that yov
uae it In the next lwua of the
Ulis itatenirnt wai handed to
the reporter! after the Senate P
k G. Committee reported HB No
1010 favorably. When this bill
reached the Senate floor the re
coadi wiU abow that 1 voted pre
aatt. , S, ?
Gordon H. Winkler,
Senator 38th District
As I understand the law, on
ABC election can be called for
open petition of 15% of the larg
est number of votes cast in a pre
vious election. Bapreaantattve
Vance Choate of AUefbany Coun
ty Introduced House Bill Mo. 1010
at the request of over 7t% of the
number votes cast
The petition, apparently non
partisan in nature, and containing
'he names of many prominent poo
->!? W Alleghany County, asked
'or the right to vote on a Legal
Control Store in the town of Spar
ta, North Carolina.
A hearing was held before the
Houac Propositions and Grievaoc
ft Committee I waa there as an
>haerver and heard both the oro
?xmonts and the opponents of the
bHI make their statements. A fav
orable report was given Represen
tative Choate's bill by the House
committee and be has now oon
* acted committee members hi the
Senate, asking favorable aupport
for his biH
All of the information 1 have
received both for and against Mr.
Choate's bill, lias been turned over
to the Chairman of the Senate
Propositions and Grievances Com
Tbe introduction of Represen
tative Choate's Mil was rather un
expected, but it doe* have heavy
support from the citizens of hia
county. Under these conditions I
plan to observe the usual custom
and not oppose House Bill No.
60 To Attend Summer
Science Program Here
Sixty outataadtag Southeastern
high (cbeol students have been
?elected to attend a summer ati
ence training an the campus ef
Appalachian State Teacher* Cal
lage July IB-August 18.
The program, sponsored by the
National Bdenoe Foundation, is
directed by Dr. F. Hay Derrick,
head of the ASTC biology depart
Dr. Derrick announces that the
participants were selected on the
basis of character, personality,
class rank (upper quartile in all
subjects, upper 10 .per cent in sci
ence), recommendations (at least
two from science teachers), npti
tude and achievement tests and in
The National Science Founda
tion win pay $70 of the $149 coat
to each participant. This covers
room, board, travel and insurance.
Other expenses such aa inftfeic*
tlon and supplies will be borne en
tirely by the Foundation.
The summor institute features
a course in Problems in Physical
Science for 30 10th graders and an
Ecological Investigation for 30
11th and 12th graders. Ecology is
the study of relations between or
ganisms and their environment.
Drs. Derick and I. W. Carpenter
will teach the ecology study and
Dr. W. G. Sink and Joe Edmisten
will direct the Problems in Physi
Last year, CARE programs In
38 countries helped feed an aver
age of 13V4 million people a month
and gave an estimated 9,890,000
people tools to build a better life
for themselves. Contributions to
CARE, New York 16, N. Y . make
and tools aid possible.
I Silo Circle Playhouse
Slates Impressive Bill
Mack Mountain ? la the world
of the stage the word "equity,"
the name for the actor's Dtnun. it
syaanamnua with profeaaiouliam.
Thia year for the firat time the
Silo Circle Playhouse at Black
Mourns in is housing a mitot
equity co?nj?iny Director Mlchi
Bouche apent a large part of bis
winter selecting actors and staff
for thia teaaou. He has gathered
peraaonel from Florida to New
York, from Ohio to North Carolina
Vakxlia Hill. Silo's leading lady,
haa previously acted with Flat
Rock Playhouse. Flat Book. N. C.
She has alio toured with Elixabeth
Manning in "The Foor Poster" and
Ted M. Kattman
Gets B. S. Degree
TED MICHAEL KATTMAN
Ted Michael Kattman, son of
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Kattman, Rt.
I, Boone, vat awarded the bache
lor of arta degree in economic!
and business at the 101st year
commencement of Wheaton col
lege (Illinois) Monday, June 13.
Degrees were granted to 360 sen
iors and 38 graduate students
Kattman was also commissioned a
2nd Lieutenant at the commence
ment service, in the Reserve Of
ficers Corps by college ROTC of
Wheaton college is a liberal
arte and science college of high
academic standards. Its 1800 stu
dents represent all of the states
and 36 countries and territories.
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Valedia has worked u ? C onover
model (Ml ? TV intut ?kiwtr.
Asheville's Victoria Greene u
returnii ig to ttlo far her fourth
iomr Laat Munner Vicki (tarred
in "JUihomon" and "Hayfever.'
Off fSe Silo ?t*Kr Vu-ki ia kno*n
to area theatre goers tar her work
with (he Aabeville Community
Miflhael Lombard, a graduate of
Boaton Liuvnnoty, made hia Broad
way debut last year in "Beckett"
with Laurence Oliver and Arthur
Kenawdy. Hia off Broadway credit!
include "Qnish -Gnash" and "Paths
of Glory." He haa appeared on
Televiaion in "Wide, Wide World"
and "Young Doctor Malone."
Gordon Smith haa apeot previous
summers with Falmouth Play
house, Provineetown Playhouse and
Deertrees Summer Theatre. He has
also been affiliated with off Broad
way productions in New York
and various theatre groups in
Michael Nixon studied at the
University of Miami and is a gradu
ate of the American Theatre wing.
Last summer he acted as leading
man for the Chase Barn Play
house. In 1959 Mr. Nixon took
leading roles in the Shakespearean
productions of the American The
atre Wing at Stratford.
Silo Circle Playhouse will open
on June 27th with Tennessee Wil
liams' "A Streetcar Named De
sire." Tickets and information may
be obtained by writing Silo Circle
Playhouse, Box 666, Black Moun
tain, N. C.
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