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Watauga Democrat. (Boone, Watauga County, N.C.) 1888-current, July 06, 1961, Image 1

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An Independent Weekly Newspaper . . . Seventy-Fourth BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY C, 1M1 Publishers Entertained At Horn Meeting Twelve newspaper* and newt service* were represented In Boone during the two-day Newspaper Publishers and Editors week end Friday and Saturday, when the visitors were invited to attend opening night of the new "Horn in the West." The guests and papers repre sented included: Alfred Mynders, The Chatta nooga Times; Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Amburn, The Statesville Record; Miss Beverly Wolter and Frank Jones, Winston-Salem Journal; Mr. and Mrs. William Shires, United Press International; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cust, The Lexington Dis patch; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Resch, The Chatham News; Mr: and Mrs. Wint Capel, The Thomasville Times; Mr. and Mrs. David Gilles pie, The Shelby Daily Star; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Fitz, The Morgan ton News-Herald; Mr. and Mrs. Holt McPherson, High Point En terprise; Mr. and Mrs. Rob Rivers, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tugman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Minor, the Watauga Democrat; and Mr. and Mrs. John Correll, The Hickory Dally Re cord. Meetings bf the publishers and editors were held at the Daniel Boone Hotel, Kirk's Restaurant, Appalachian State Teachers Col lege cafeteria, and the Daniel Boone Inn. Several Boone leaden spoke at the various meetings. Dr. D. J. Whitener, dean at ASTC, welcomed the group Friday night. David A. French, director of the Horn, told them tome of the things they might expect to see when the Horn open ed. Gwyn Hayes, president of Grand father Mountain Motel Association, told of the value of the Horn to the tourist trade in this area. Speaking for the visitors, Mr. Reach laid he 'believed outdoor dramas have contributed much to tourism in the State and area. He called his return to Boone a "senti mental journey," having been here many years ago recuperating from an automobile accident. Mr. Fitz, who aaid he has seen the drama at least ten times, called it a "must' on his list of things to see, and said he considered the drama a boost to tourist business, even at Morganton. He explained that to get to Boone many must come to the foot of the mountains ? and Morganton ia in the foothills. He promised support of the drama in any way he could. Mr. Mynders, who remembered his trip to Boone from Chattanooga to see the first showing of the Horn ten years ajso, urged the local people to brag about the roads leading into the area. He said his first visit was a long one and over not too good roads, but the trip Friday was a delightful one, over excellent improved highways, with some of the best scenery to be found anywhere. Saturday the visitors were in vited to play golf and visit other attractiona in the area. The special week end was spon sored jointly by the "Horn in the West," the Watauga Democrat, the Watauga Savings and Loan Asso ciation, The Northwestern Bank, Chamber of Commerce, Appalach ian State Teachers College, and lo cal motels. Jeff D. Norris Funeral Is Held Jefferson Davis Norn*, 04, a re tired coal miner, died at Mountain Rest Home Monday where he had resided for some time. A son of the late Silas and Mrs. Norris, Mr. Norris was born and reared in Meat Camp township. / Funeral services are held Wed nesday at 2 o'clock at Meat Camp Baptist Church by Rev. Arlie Mor ctz and burial was In the church cemetery. Surviving are two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Mae Proffitt, ta.'s. Lizzie Wincbarger, Boone; Gus Norris, Dilliner, Pa.; Grady i Norris, Zlonville. Bake Sale To Be Sponsored The Appalachian High School Band will sponaor a bake sale in ttte old City Meat Market build ing. They will sell from 9:30 until 9:30. All cakes, cookies, and cup cakes wll be homemade. Everyone is urged to come out and buy their favorite cake to help support the proiyt I MOTHER OF GOVERNOR? While her distinguished son and daughter in law were in Hawaii this week, Mrs. Cecil Sanford of Laurinburg, mother of 6overnor Terry Sanford, was seeing the sights at both ends of the State of North Carolina. Mrs. Sanford drew the assignment of placing the Governor's son and daughters in camps at Morehead City and Blowing Rock, and is shown here admiring the rhodo dendron on Grandfather Mountain. ? Photo Hugh Morton. JAMES H. COUNCILL Two Are Given State Awards At a dinner meeting of the North Wilkesboro Division of the State Highway Employees Associa tion June 30, James H. Councill, Maintenance Engineer of the west ern area, which comprises thirty one counties, was awarded a cer tificate and service pin in recogni tion of thirty-five years of faithful service to the Highway Commis sion and the State of North Caro lina. Frank McCracken, Maintenance Supervisor of Caldwell and Wa tauga Counties, also received awards for the same period of ser vice. Legion Post 332 will meet in their headquarters July 11 at 7:30. A drive for new members will be one of the main Issues. Horn Cast Members To Appear On TV The cast ana parts of the script of Horn in the West will appear next Monday, July 10 on WSJS TV in Winston-Salem. The pro gram is scheduled for 1:30 p. m. from the amphiteatre in Reynolds Park. Play director French and gome 23 cast members will leave Boone early that morning in order to have a rehearsal session before the performance. The group will return to Boone t-hat evening. Plans are still incomplete con cerning what parts of the drama will be presented during the 30 minute program, but some of the new dance scenes will probably be included. Veteran performers Bill Ross, Charles EUedge, and Glenn Causey will also make ap pearances on the special program. The show featuring the "Horn" is being presented by WSJS-TV as a public service program. It is one of the highlights of a series of ef forts to promote the drama throughout the Piedmont area of the State. Foreign Students Some sixty foreign students from 37 countries will be the special guests of the "Horn" Saturday night. The students are visiting in Lenoir over the week end as guests of the Lenoir Rotary Club. They will be see ing the sights in the Boone area Saturday afternoon and most will stay over as the guests of the Southern Appalachian Historical Association for the evening per formance. Grocery Buying Heavy Week End Local food stores reported ac celerated sales last Friday, In some cases reaching a dollar vol ume of more than twice their re ceipts of Friday of the week be fore. Much of the excess buying was being attributed to interest in stocking the gantries and avoiding the tax on food which became ef fective Saturday. However, othera discounted this to an extent, and pointed out that Saturday tales were also ahead of a week before, even though by a great deal small er amount. At any rate Friday sales are said to have been heavier than com mon at all the food outlets. Civitan Club Installs Slate The Boone Civitan Club held a ladies' night meeting at the Gate way Cafe last Tuesday, when new officers were installed by retiring Lieutenant-Governor Wayne Smith of Conover, assisted by incoming Lieutenant-Governor Bob Davis from Hickory. Special music was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Dick Farthing and Roy Isley. Forty members and guests were in attendance. BOONE CIVITAN CLUB OFFICERS. ? First row, left to right: Billy Foutz, treasurer; Bob Davit, vice president; Charles laley, president; Roy Iiley, secretary; second roar: Bob Davis, Hickory, incoming Lieutenant Governor, Edgar Greene, director; Joe Mast, director; Ernest Dancey, director; Wayne Smith, Cooover, retiring Lieutenant Governor.? Photo Flowers' Photo Shop. MANY CHANGES ARE GOOD 1 f I Enthusiastic Crowd Hail Horn's Tenth Opening i 1 Drama Tempo Is Stepped Up, Staffer Says By RALPH TUGMAN Democrat Staff Writer A vivacious, fast-moving, and gaily costumed 1961 edition of "Horn in the West" erupted onto the star lit opening night stage of the Daniel Boone Outdoor The atre Saturday night, before an en thustiatic crowd of first-nighters. It was decidely one of the better opening night presentations. The David A French treatment of Kermit Hunter's drama is very definitely David A. French. It is also very definitely a labor of love. To say that all changes are good would be untrue. To deny that many of them are very good would be equally untrue. Deleted scenes, altered scenes, added scenes and rewritten dia logue have stepped up the tempo of the drama, and at. the same time have knit a tighter continuity into the story. There is new credulity to the inner struggle of a Geoffry Stew art torn by conflicting loyalties. There is a new pioneer strength and sureness abbut the good doc tor's wife, Martha. A fresh new musical score by Robert H. Ellis brings an added richness in authentic folk music, weaving itself into the drama with a naturalness and a character that lends depth to the presentation and offers a charming new appeal for lovers of folk music. The dances ? products of Bill Ford's choreography talents ? are delightful. They bring a pleasing vivacity that sparkles the show. They placp a heightened empha sis upon pioneer settlement life ? so pertinent to the story ? with an incidental but colorful treatment of the Indians ? who are but inci dental to the story. The 1961 Horn stage sets are excellent, it has never been so well set in previous shows. A fact which ? coupled with some thought ful restaging ? has given the show a new sense of movement and a smoother transition. The '61 Horn is surprisingly well cast in view of the many new com ers to its cast, and in view of its budget limitations. Some of its cast members make individual contributions that are outstanding. Examples are veterans Glenn Cau sey. in the popular role of Daniel Boon e; Charles Elledge, as Preach er Sims; Bill Rom, as Geoffry Stewart; and David Culler, as Toby Miller. Some newcomers who bring sta ture to their roles are Doris Lonon as the striking Indian girl, Nancy W^rd; Kim Bourne, as Martha Stewart, the British gentlewoman wife of Dr. Stewart; Ann Dimot in a role of comedy relief, as the Widow Howard; Phil Bowman, as the ruthless and cunning McKen zie; Charles Hales, as Uie rebelli ous Jack Stewart; and Don Hick man as Governor Tryon. Others turning in a splendid job in their roles are Joanne Hales as the Quaker girl, Mary; Wcs Hill as the timid little cobbler; Larry Hand as Atakulla; Grace Elledge as Lady Suret; and Donald Fidler as David Stewart. The Horn is not without its weak spots ? and undoubtedly some one will write biting and pointed com ments about them. This writing, however, is intended to serve as a sketchy report of the 1961 Horn as seen and enjoyed through the friendly eyes of one viewer who found it a thoroughly warm and moving production. Hattie Farthing ? * Taken By Death Hattie Ermine Farthing, 36, of Rt. 1, Sugar Grove, paased away on June it. The funeral was July 1 with R?v. Dan Graham, Rev. Ed Farth ing. and Rev. Edsei Farthing of ficiating The burial was tn the family e?metery. J TOWN OFFICIALS? Wade E. Brown, right, Boone'i new mayor, admtnUteri oath of office U council Federal Land Bank To ? ? Award Variety Prizes Several hundred dollar* worth of merchandise, 100 silver dollars, and a special $10.00 cash award will be made at the annual stock holders meeting of the Federal Land Bank Association of Boone Saturday. The gathering, to be held this year in the Boone Ele mentary School auditorium, is ex pected to attract more than a thousand stockholders, their fam ilies, and friends, according to John H. Hollar, manager. S. C. Eggers, president of the lo cal association, announced that Ru fus B. Clarke, president of the Federal Land Bank of Columbia, S. Radar To Be Used On I Parkway Radar will be used to check Ihe speed of motor vehiclei on the Blue Ridge Parkway beginning July 1 announced Howard B. Stricklin, Acting Superintendent of the Parkway. The use of radar was authorized by Special National Park Service Regulation 7.34 (a) (2), dated December 29, 1960, which itatei "The ipeed of any vehicle may be checked on any park road in the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the State* of Virginia and North Carolina, by the uie of radiomicrowavea or (Continued on page two) ? ? Belk's Is Being Air Conditioned Mr. W. W. Chester, Manager of Belk's- Department Store, announc ed today that the work of com plete air conditioning of the (tore in Boone is nearing completion. Mr. Chester says this improve ment will make shopping Miore pleasant in every way. and is in line with Belk's policy of keeping their stores modern and up u> date in every respect. Lavender Interns At Minn. Hospital ? Dick R. Lavender, son of Mr*. China Lavender, of Boone, who graduated from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Wake Forest College, June 8, i* now interning at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. Dr. Lavender began his work In Minnesota Thursday. C? will be speaker for the oc-1 cation, and T. E. Haigler, vice president, will be quiz master and give out the priies. Prizes will include a variety of merchandise, donated by local and area merchants and businesses. Included will be a radio, insecti cides, camera, paint, dishes, gas, subscriptions to Watauga Demo crat, electric irons, lamp, etc., with the top prize being a table model television set. Ten dollars will be given to the person bringing the largest number to the meeting. The meeting has always brought a large number of people to Boone, Mr. Hollar said, and he hopes that by changing the meeting place to the school the visitors will all be able to get seats. Parking space will also be available behind the school, he said. The meeting starts at 10:30 a. m., and besides the speech and quiz contest, the annual report will be given by the manager, and di rectors will be elected. -mrngMA ' " rnmmn , ~ ' ' 1 < T. E. HAIGLER Lamb Pool To Be Held Here A lamb pool will be held at the Boone Livestock Market, Boone, Saturday moraine, July 15, (ram 7:00 to 10:00 a. m. Farmer* who plan to brinf lambs to this pool should notify the County Agent's Office by Tuesday, July 11 and give the approximate number that you plan to bring so ihat trucks can be ordered to take the lamb* away. Farmer* who gave the num ber that they would bring on the card returned to the County Ag ent Office recently should notify the agent of any change in the (continued on page two) Boone, Bamboo Road To Be Paved The State Highway Commission has approved a low bid for the grading, base work, surfacing and structures on secondary roads 1920 and 1521 between Boone and Bamboo. The roadway contract was let to E. R. Short and Soqs, Mount Airy for 164,060.20. The structures went to ML Airy Grading Co. for $29,253.42. H. L. Sluder, 73, Dies On Tuesday Hillary Lawson Sluder, 73, of Rt. 2, Boone, died June 27, Funeral services were on June 29 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Noah Johnson officiating. Burial in the Reese cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mae Phillip* Sluder; seven sons, Onie, Rom, Lloyd, all of Mt. City, Tenn., Henry of Todd, Calvin of Burt, N. Y., and Jimmy and Alvln of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Woodwards of Zionville; 16 grand children, and one groat grandchild. Bloodmobile To Make Summer Visit Today The Red Cross Bloodmobile U scheduled for it* summer visit to Boone today (Thurs.) The blood mobile will be at East Hall on Appalachian State Teachers Col lege campus between the hours of 11 a. hi. and S p. m. The summer months are difficult ones for the Red Croea blood pro tram, according to Ralph Tugmsn. local chairman of the program. "There is more activity on our highways resulting in a greater frequency of traffic accidents," he said, "which In turn makes a heav ier demand upon blood supplies." At the tame time, the increaaed traffic which ptaccs heavier de mands upon blood auppliea ia re ducing the number of blood don ora for the simple reaaen that they are vacationist! or touring when the Blood mobile makea 1U viait to their homes, Mr. Tubman said. "An extra responsibility reata upon ua during tieae summer months," the chairman said -Let ua urge you now to reapond to the appeal for doftecg mi tte Blood mobile stops hen Thursday in Ita

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