Fop 69 Years
An Independent Weekly Nete*paper . .. Sixty-Ninth Year of Continuoiu Publication
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JUNE *7, IM7
Dr. Wey Named Dean
Graduate School; Dr.
Yoder Is Promoted
Among the items of business on
the agenda of the Board of Trust- I
ees of Appalachian State Teachers
College which met at the college
last Wednesday were a num-!
br of local interest
The report of Dean D. J. Whitener
showed over-all improvement
in student efficiency during the
past year, as a result of the tightening
of requirements through !
academic counseling, particularly
through the offices of the dean of
men and dean of women. His report
dealt also with such phases
of the college as faculty and student
morale, traffic and parking,
health, committees and bulletins,
public programs, curriculum, and
extension and placement.
Mr. H. R. Eggers, the registrar,
showed that the enrollment of the
college has been increasing steadily
over the past several years, and
that new admissions for next year
are at least 75 more than on the
same date last year.
Dr. Herbert W. Wey. for the
graduate school, reported that the
graduate school is increasing in
enrollment, in quality of work,
and in prestige.
Mr. Chapell Wilson, director of
the summer sessions, showed that
the summer enrollment also has
been increasing steadily over the
past several years, and stated that
the growth of the summer session
Mr. Barnard Dougherty, vicepresident
and comptroller, and
Dr. W. H. Plemmons, the president,
reported that $2,997,707 had
been granted to the college by the
last General Assembly. This includs
operational funds for next
year covering salaries, wages,
general expense, and includes
these improvements: Renovate
the cafeteria; build and equip a
new home economics building; renovate
the old home economics
building into an administration
building; boiler for the central
heating plant; roads, walks, landscaping;
buil and equip new industrial
arts building; renovate
Daupb-Blan and White Hall dormitories;
and furniture for the
new wing to be added to East under
a Federal loan. In addition.
the »um of ft,7M,000 was let
aside from which Appalachian
may construct two dormitories—
one to replace Lovill Hall, and one i
additional student dormitory.]
Among the itema which had been |
requested by the college, but
which were not granted an additional
student dormitory, by the
General Assembly, were an additional
student dormitory', a student
union building, renovation
of the old elementary school, and
renovation of the present administration
building. Three items
were granted which had not been
requested by the college—temperature
control system for the
heating plant, campus lighting,
and rewiring the high. school
The board approved the recommendation
that Dr. Herbert
W. Wey be named to succeed Mr.
Chapell Wilson as dean of the
graduate school. Mr. Wilson had
asked that he be relieved of such
duties. Dr. Julian C. Yoder was
named head of the social studies
department, succeeding Dr. D. J.
Whitener, dean of the college,
who also had asked to be relieved
of the chairmanship of the department.
The appointment of
Robert G. Light of St. Louis, Missouri,
as head basketball coach
and faculty member was announced,
as well as that of J. Frank
Randall, native North Carolinian,
to the department of biology
Dr. Plemroo^tt also reported i
that 44 scholarships had been 1
granted by the college to needy
and worthy students this year, and
that the Living Endowment Fund,
established by the class of 1936.
now amount to $2,890.83
Rofekctt catered Andrew*
Chevrolet Co, Tuesday Bight,
taking some 12,590 la currency.
Entrance was Bade through a
back window aad the safe was
pried open. Valuable papers. Insurance
policies, etc., were
strewn about the office by the
Perkinsville Baptist Church
To Have Anniversary Service
The Perkinsville Baptist Church
will observe its tenth anniversary
Sunday, with an all day service,
beginning with Sunday School at
The Rec. C. H. Kincaid, a former
paator of the church, will apeak at
11 o'clock and "services will adjourn
for dinner at 12:15 p. m.
The afternoon service will begin
at 1:90 p. m. and the history of
the Sunday school will be given
by S. i. Barnea, first superintendent
»t 1 *3 p. m. The hiatory of
the church wti bo read by Clyde
R Greene, son of the first paator
of the church, the late Rev. N. M.
Greene, after which the church
note wilt be burned by Judd
Barnes, Mrs Maggie Adams, Mrs.
Tipton Greene, and Mrs. George
Austin, charter member* of the
church. fc vy j* i
Following the note burning cercntony
Ike ctauth building will ftp
formally dedicated by the member*
of the church.
The church wai organized June
2$, 1947, with thirty-three charter
member*, twenty-*ix of them still
being member* of the church. The
church hf* been Meued with a
continuoua growth from the thirtythree
charter member* to a membership
of two hundred and tixtyfire.
The organizing counil of the
church waa composed of N. M.
Greene, chairman. Clyde R. Greene,
aecretary, R. C. Egger*. W. D.
Aaheiy, Homer Lane, N. L. Barne*.
■Iiidd Barne*, P. M. Winkler. M.
W. Day, and Arthur Triplett The
pnator* in order have bees the
Rev*. N. M. Greene. C. H.'Klncaid,
Cecil Glenn and Km W. Weat
The first aenriee waa bald in
the preient building in Oftemher
of IMS and UH> Paatorium waa
4-H CLUB DRESS REVUE participants in Boone last week were, front row, lett to right: Ruth Ann
Robinson, Elaine Edmisten, fiiat and second place w inners in the senior division; Jo Ann Winebarger and
Kathryn Greer, first and second place winners In th e junior division; back row Mildied Arnette, Dorothy
Roberts, and Barbara Townsend.
Watauga 4-H Dress Revue Is
Held; A List Of The Winners
The Watauga County 4-H Dress
Revue was held Thursday, June
20 in the Baptist Church in Boone
with several girls participating.
Winner of the senior division
was Ruth Ann Robinson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Robinson
of Reese. She will receive an all
expense paid trip to Raleigh for
State 4-H Club week. She will
model her dress there with the
girls from all the other counties
in North Carolina.
Second place winner in the senior
division was Elaine Edmisten,
daughter of Mr. and llrs. George
Edmisten of Sugar Grove.
Jo Ann Winebarger, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Winebarger
of Zionville was first place winner
In the junior division. She
will receive an all expense paid
trip to 4-H Camp in Waynesville.
Second place winner In the junior
division was Kathryn Greer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady
Greer of Green Valley.
Dress lengths were given to the
second place winners
Others participating and who
also had lovely dresses were: Barbara
Townsend and Dorothy Roberts
of Boone senior 4-H club
and Mildred Arnette of Bethel
senior 4-H club.
Mrs. Bob Davis and Peggy Lonnon
Prizes were donated by: Northwestern
Bank, Boone. Boone Fabric
Shop, and Hunt's Department.
Food Sale To
Be Held Here
The Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Hopewell Methodist
Church will sponsor a food
sale in front of the Fabric Shop
in Boone Saturday June 28, beginning
at 10 o'clock.
Home-baked cakes, pies, cookies
and other foods will be sold.
Proceeds from the food sale
will be used for work on the
Hopewell Church, says Mrs. Troy
Norris, President of the WSCS.
Scottie Hodges has earned a
position on the Dean's List just
released for the .spring term at
King's College in" Charlotte. Miss
Hodges, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Hodges of Triplett, is a
general business student who en- 1
tered King's in April^l957
Blowing Rock Opens
New Swimming Pool
The new $40,000 municipal
swimming pool at Blowing Rock
was opened to the public last
Located on the back aide of the
city recreation park on Main
Street, the Olympic pool has 5,100
square feet of concrete deck, said
Mayor R. B. Hardin. It is heated
and is equipped with the latest
filtering equipment, underwater
lights, and modern bath houses.
A lifeguard is on duty at all
times at the pool, which is also
open at night, said Mayor Hardin.
The project was financed by a
city bond issue.
Boone Rotary Club
To Induct Officers
Alvin Bernard Cook, 37, of
Boone, Route 1, passed away at
9 p. m. Sunday, June 23, at his
home, following a short ilinew.
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m. Tuesday, June 29, at
Rutherwood Baptist Church, and
burial was in the Cook cemetery.
Officiating at the rites were the
pastor, the Rev. Glenn Huffman,
assisted by the Rev. Will Cook
and the Rev. Raymond Hendrix.
The body was placed in state at
the church for an hour prior to
Born in Watauga County on
Sept. 4. 1880, he was a son of the
late Alfred and Alice Sherrill
Cook. A farmer, he was a member
of Rutherwood Baptist church.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs.
Willimae Hurst Cook; two sons,
Billy and Tommy Cook of the
home; a daughter, Dorothy Cook
of the home; five brothers, Earl,
Hade, and George Cook, all of
Boone. T. B. Cook of Rogers. Ark.,
and W. C. Cook of Joliet, Mont.;
and five sisters, Mrs. Lois Keys.
Mrs. Nell Keys, and Mrs. J. C.
Winkler, all of Lenoir. Mrs. Anna ,
Fowler of Newport News, Va., j
and Mrs. H. E. Vannoy of Snoh- j
Methodists To Break
Ground Next Sunday
The congregation of the Boone
Methodist Church will Join In •
ground-breaking ceremony Sunday,
June 90. at 12:00 noon to
initiate a building program for
■ new educational building. A
building committee haa been at
work (or more than two year*, and
final plans were developed by the
Six Associate*. lac., architect*, ofl
Contracts were awarded at the
meeting of the Official Board on
Friday. June >1.
The general contract was awarded
to W. 0. Hartzog, the plupiUng
and heating to Winkler Plumbing
and Heating Co. and the electrics I
work to Ayers Electric Co., all of
Boone. It to expected that work
will begin mm. 9
The structure will be a three
(lory addition to the present
church facilities, and will house
the Sunday school program, offices
and library. The children's division
through the primary wilt occupy
the ground floor. The middle
floor will open on the ground
level also, and will be used by the
adult department, the library and
church office. The top floor,
which will be on the level of the
sanctuary, will be used by the
junior, intermediate, and senior
groups, along with the pastor's
study. Each floor will be equipped
with two rest rooms
The building will be connected
to the present building by a two
The Boone Rotary Club will in-t
•tall its new officers for the year
1957-98 on Thursday evening, June 1
27. The installation ceremony will!
be held in the Mountaineer Room ;
over the college book store.
Dr. Joseph S. Hiatt, superintendent
of the Hugh Chatham Memorial
Hospital in Elkin, will deliver
the principle address. Dr. Hiatt,
who is a member of the Western
North Carolina Conference of the
Methodist Church, has been a conference
superintendent and has
held many outstanding appointments
in the conference.
Dr. W. H. Plemmons of the local
club will install the ofifcers.
The officers are Nicholas Ernes(Continued
on page six)
Sixth Season At
By LEO DERRICK
The ghost of Dan I Boom will '
stalk the Southern Appalachians
again on Friday night when "Horn
in the West' opens for its sixth
successive season here.
The summer outdoor drama,
written by playwright Kermit
Hunter depicting the struggles
and hardships of a hearty band of
freedom-seeking colonists, will begin
the season this week, to run
each night except Mondays until
Labor Day, September 2.
The story takes place in North
Carolina in the 1770's and unravels
around an English Physician,
Dr. Geoffrey Stuart, and his
family as they seek freedom in
the New World, aided by a group
of colonist families fleeing the
heavy burden of taxes and oppression
imposed by the tyrannical
hand of the British crown.
Daniel Boone meets these people
in the North Carolina highlands
and guides them to safety
amid hostile Indians and the
British militia which is intent on
stamping out any rebellious group
resisting the Crown.
The play is given nightly at
B:19 in the Daniel Boone Theatre,
which has a seating capacity
Sponsored by the Southern Appalachian
Horn in the West presents a cast
of ever 70 actors, and the lead
parts are manned by professionals
who have been In the show since
it opened in the summer of 1062
The part of Boone is played by
Glenn Causey, of Arlington, Va.;
the role of Dr. 8tuart is done by
William Ross of Boone, and
Preacher Sims, a robust circuitriding
frontier minister, is protrayed
by Charles Elledge of Marion.
The two leading female roles
are played by Ruth Arrington of
Tallequah, Oklahoma and Virginia
Jones, of Washington, D. C. Miss
Arrington, part Creek Indian and
college drama instructor in her
native state, plays the part of tribal
maiden Nancy Ward, and Miss
Jones, a professional actress making
her debut in the "Horn", has
the role of Lady Stuart.
Edgar R. Loessin, a native of
Houston, Texas, and a veteran in
outdoor theater work, is directing
the production, and Bill Hooks of
New York is choreographer.
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ANNA BELL DANCY, Watauga County Dairy Princess, poses with
the other contestants after her selection to the title. Kathryn Henson,
left, was runner-up for the title, and Elaine Edmisten, right, was the
third contestant in the competition held at the county courthouae Monday,
June 17.—Staff photo by Joe Minor.
For Federal Judgeship
Mr. J. E. Holshouser, prominent
Boone attorney, has been endorsed
for the Federal Judgeship
in the Middle District to lucceed
Judge Johnson J. Hayes, resigned,
by the local Bar Association.
The text of Uie resolution which
is signed by Wade fc. Brown,
President, and Stacy C. Eggers,
Jr., Secretary, follows:
"It has come to the attention of
the Bar Association that Judge
Johnson J. Hayes has resigned as
Federal Judge of the Middle District
of North Carolina and that a
vacancy now exists for the said
"Therefore, be it resolved that
J. E. Holshouser is an attorney of
outstanding ability and possesses
a wealth of experience in court
room work, both in federal and
state courts. Further, that Mr.
Holshouser has practiced law continuously
for twenty-eight years
and enjoys the respect and confidence
of all who know him;
"AND WHEREAS he is a man
of vast Judicial knowledge and
capabilities and possesses the proper
disposition and temperament
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Ned Mast, 40,
Ned Jackson Mast, 40, of Sugar
Orpve, suffered what is believed
to 'have been a heart attack and
died on a Bristol, Va., street at
about 1:30 a. m. Monday, June 24.
Funeral services were conducted
at 3 p. m. Tuesday, June 29, at
the Willowdale Baptist Church by
the pastor, the Rev. Morria Cooper,
assisted by the Rev. Ted
White. Burial was in the Mast
Cemetery at Sugar Grove.
He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Ruth Triplett Mast and two
sons. Max and Mike, all of Sugar
Grove; his mother, Mrs. Bessie
Bingham Mast of Sugar Grove;
four brothers, Tom Mast and
Houston Mast, both of Sugar
Grove, Henry Mast of Boone, and
Carlton Mast of Seattle, Wash.;
five sisters, Mrs. Lucy Watson
and Mrs. Evelyn Simpson, both of
Sugar Grove, Mrs. Louise Rake of
Scottsdale, Va.. Miss Elizabeth
Mast and Miss Alice Mast, both of
Washington, D. C.
BOONE MAN HAS SHOW BUSINESS IN HIS BLOOD
Back Lot Theatre Productions, Play Circuses
Mark Start of Successful Broadway Career
By ROB RIVERS
From back-lot play-acting to
lop-flight Broadway theatrical
traduction ia a long step, but Neil
Hartley, Boone man, who'* had
he stage in his blood for longer ,
han he can remember, parlayed
lis talent, enthuaiasm and energy
nto a coveted spot in tbe great
white way of dramatic entertainnent.
A aon of Mrs. Pearl Hartley of
Soonr. and the late Mr. Granville
L. Hartley, Mr. Hartley created
ror himself a theatrical atmosphere
from his knee-pants days.
When the Mighty Haag Shows
»KW to town, he was on hand,
ind organized the neighborhood
(ids into going Into the circus
lets when the tents bad been
'olded. Later on, when the Rad
'liffe t'hatauqua became a civic
womotion here, young Hartley
vas always on hand to see the pro
ewlonals or n e a r-profesaionai
>layera. his amateur show busi■eaa
thrived, his ambition for the
Irama waa heightened and he
»as oo the way to writing another
■hapter In the glowing book of
Mew York theatrical successes
Mr. Hartley has just finished
>ne and one-half yuan as prodiic;lon
sUge manager for "Middle
•f the Night", starring Edward |
J. Robinson In this povition Mr. |
Hartley had tbe reaponsibUitjr a! j
keeping the production in shape,
holding understudy rehearsals,
giving notes to the cart, nuking
replacements in the cast, running
the show or paving one of his assistants
do so, being in charge of
ill technical problems, and in
general being responsible for the
This show will reopen In October.
with a new cast, except for
Robinson, and will go on tour.
Mr. Hartley directs the cast but
will not tour with the company.
At the moment Mr. Hartley is
rasting director and production
stage manager for a brand new
calypso show, "Jamaica," Marring
Lena Home The show goes Into
rehearsal in Auguat and will open
Mr. Hartley received his elementary
education In the Boone
Schools, attended Mars Hill College
where he was active,In dramatics.
following up hia chosen
work at Appalachian State Teachers
College. He received his degree
from Appalachian, did graduate
work at the University of
North Carolina, and while teaching
la Durham had an active dramatic
group In the rit.v schools
•nd worked with the Caroliaa
When the second world war
broke out he Joined the Nary and
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