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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, June 22, 1961, Page 2, Image 2

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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 debris. 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 tun. 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, Stanley Houck Dies Sunday 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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"If we all work together, if we all slow down snd if we carry the Slow Down and Live meassge to our fellow motorists by word of mouth and, mori of all, by exam ple, we can eliminate disaster from North Carolina highways," LETTKB TO EtHTOR \M Winkler Says Vote Hi ~r~. ?>* , Withheld On ABC Plan Dear Bob: 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 Democrat. 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, ? Sincerely yoan, 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 mittee. 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. 1010. 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 ment. 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 terviews. 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* 4 ;? 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 cal Science. TWO-WAY ASSISTANCE 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 ficers. 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. Transmissions! Transmissions! Whiteway Rebuilt Automatic Transmissions POWER-GLIDES ? FORD-O -MATICS ? HY DRAMATICS ? MERC-O-MATICS POWERFLITES ? FLIGHT- O- MATICS Installed For Only $11450 Exchange Plus Oil We Can Supply. Rebuilt Tranmissions For 80% of All Cars On The Road Today Guaranteed A, 000 Miles or 90 Days And in Most Cases . No Down Payment? Small Monthly Payments GREENE BUICK-PONTIAC, INC 1115 E. King St. - Boone, N. C. - Dial AM 4-3778 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 Theatre 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 Boaton. 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. Britisn gold and dollar reserves fall again. ? Wiring ? Electric Heat ? Fixtures ? Repairs ? Appliances Installation (WILLIAM V. WARD) Ward Electric Co. 1519 Daniel Boone Dr. - 264-8769 TRAVELLING CLINICS A typical CAKE mobile kaaltk ?nit travel* 100 miles a men Ik, la that period treat* 2,800 peneu and teaches hygeiae to 10,000, ac eawliag to rsyarti from 10 eoua- , triaa, Fund* donated to CAJUB by AjiMcieMM provide the diikra wfeeels, equipped lor medical m ami Ratio as and health educatian. Local agencies in each country '<?" and maintain the wohifUt It'? Easy To Pretty-Up The Home with Quality Furniture At Our Low Prices! Living Room ? Dining Room Bed Room We Feature Lovely CARPETS by MOHAWK Let lit Install Custom-Made DRAPES by NORMAN Greene Furniture Co. Edmisten Bldg. Boone, N. C. It's That Time Again Vacation Time The children are Mt of school and most businesses have scheduled the vacations. Are you ready? Have you saved enough money for a special vacation for your family? Now is the time to start saving for your next vacation. Small amounts saved each week will grow into a sizeable sura by next summer. Open your Savings Account at North western today. Save regularly. THE NORTHWESTERN BANK Serving Western North Carolina with 32 Offices BOONE BLOWING ROCK Member Fedmeti Deposit iairaoiif Corporation ? ?

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