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VOLUME LXX— NO. 20
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NOBTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1*57
A gift for the future—that'i the
story behind the 1067 Chriatmaa
Seal Sale which will open here
"Tuberculoaia won't be wiped
out of Watauga county this year or
next year," aaid Lyle Cooke, county
Christma» Seal chairman, in an
nouncing plana for the annual
campaign. "Bul we can >ee light
ahead. Great progresa haa been
made in recent yeara."
The twin Christmaa Seáis of the
Tuberculosis Asaociation feature
Santa Claus and a little girl re
flected in bright Christmaa tree
ornamenta. The design waa creat
ed by a Pennsylvania artist, G.
Clinton Bradley, of Philadelphia
"Everyone in Watauga county
can become a Christmaa Seal Santa
Claua by buying and using these
little seáis that fight tuberculo
sis," Cook aaid. "If we all play
our part in this fight, the Cfcríat
mas Seal child and all our chil
dren will be able to grow up in a
world free from this terrible di
sease which now strikes 100,000
Americana a year."
The quota for Watauga is $2,000,
and the contributions from the
seáis ia the only income the Tuber
culosis Aasociation has.
In Typing Are
Of fered At AHS
Dr. A. B. Crew, principal of Ap
palachian High School, announced
this week that a night courae in
typing will begin at the Hiyfc
School Monday night, November
16, at 7 o'clock.
Dr. Crew said the coune is being
held at the request of several per
sons wanting to Iearn to type. If
this courae ia succesaful other
courses may be added if requested.
As set up the three months
course will be taüght two nighta a
week, one and a half hours per
night. Those taking the course
will determine on what nights the
school will be held.
Dr. Crew, in hia announcement,
stated that Mrs. Nancy McClure
will teach the claas. Mrs. McClure
teaches typing at the high school.
Already several persona have
indicated that they intend to take
the courae, and Mrs. McClure urges
those intending to attend to be
in Room 108 at Appalachian High
School Monday night. A nominal
(Continued on page two)
Home Demonrftration Clubs and
4-H Clubs in Watauga county will
be obaerving their annual Achie
vement Day, Friday, November
19, in the basement of the First
Methodiat Church in Boone. The
program will begin with a covered
dish lunrheon. A short program
will follow which will include the
awarding of the gavel to the club
having achieved the largest num
ber of pointa duríng the paat year.
and the inatallation of the county
council officers. Mrs Edward
Baird, county council preaident
Each club will display some of
the work and activitiea carrled on
by memberi duríng the paat ctub ¡
year. The diaplay will be open to |
the public from 3:00 to 8:00 p. m.
Evcryone ia invitcd to viait the ex
Robert Howard Foster, 29, died
Saturday at the home, Boone, Route
Funeral services were held at
the Meat Camp Baptist Church
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The
Rcv. R. C. Eggera, the Rev. Arlie
Morcti, and the Rev. Barnard Tut
I lo conducted the rites and burial
waa in the church cemetefy.
Surviving are the parents. Mr.
and lira. Howard Foater, Route 2.
Boone; two brothera. James Foater,
Deep Oap; Orville Foater, Suaar
Grove; two siatera, Mrs. R. B.
Fitdi of Boone; Misa Laura Jane
Foater oí Boone, Route 2.
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NEW STOP UGHTS.-J. B. Clawson, Jr„ of the New Rive* Light k Power Co„ work» on one o( the
new aigml lighta the Town oí Boone has iiuUUed at the College enuance on Blowing Rock Road Four
different sígnala were needed to handle the trafíic becauae the córner» of Pine Street and the Colleue
en trance «re not in line wtth each other.—Stafí photo by Joe C. Minor.
Boone Traffic Lights Given
'New Look' To Promote Safety
The stop light signáis til Boone
have taken on a "new look." The
five signáis on King Street were
replaced last week with "noo-glare
lights," and according to Chief of
Pólice Glenn Richardson, the new
lights will be easier for motorists
to see. especially when the early
and late sun shines on them.
In addition to the lights on King
Street, a light—or four lights—
have been installed at the College
entranee and Blowing Rock Road.
However, these signáis have not
been put into operation because
the controls box has not arrived.
As sooo as it is installed, the chief
beWfvea. U will aid the traffic flow
>t tbis point considerably. It will
especially give motorists coming
íff Pine Street and out of the col
lege enrtance a better chance to
jet moving into the Blowing Rock
Warning signs, telling of the stop
lights, have been painted in both
iirections on the Blowing Rock
Chief Richardson said the lights
«rere installed by New River Light
b Power Co., for the Town oí
Boone, and cost of lights and in
itallation will be approximately
P,402.00 The lights were authoriz
ed sometime ago, and Chief Rich
irdson believes that complaints
by motorits that the lights are
urd to see and distinguish will be
i thing of the past.
The new signáis presently have
SO-watt bulbs in them, but to make
he signáis even brighter, 100-watt
>ulbs have been ordered and will
* installed to make it even easier
For motoriats and pedestríans to
listinguish. Because the bulbs
used in the lights are a special
tind, they had to be ordered, Chief
The chief of pólice said the oíd
lights are not to be discarded. He
íxpects one to be installed at the
Bookstore córner on College
Street, one at the Bus Station
ind one on King Street across from
Black Bear Super Harket. He said
lights have been needed at these
locations for some time.
This will give the town lights
it nine intereseetions. The others
iré at King and Jdnaluska Road.
King and Depot Streets, King and
(Cootinued on page two)
Rites Are Held
Limestone, Tenn.—Mrs. Bessie
Councill Gillespie, «5, of Lime
itone, died at 4 a. m., Friday, No
vember 8, In a Greeneville hos
1 She was the daughter of the late
Sarah Horton and James P. Councjl
if North Carolina, and the widow
of Harry Gillespie. She was a
member of the Umestoác Metho
dist Church and was active in
church work, holding a Ufe mem
bership in the Women's Society of
Survivors are two sons, the Rev.
Robert Gillespie, St. Paul. Va., and
Charles P. Gillespie, Jone»boro;
one daughter, Mrs. Tommy Dillow,
Route 2, Limestone; three sisters.
Mrs.) Myrtle Buchanan, Boone, N.
C-, Mrs. C. P. Moore, Milwaukee.
Wlac, and Mrs. Addie Mae Reece,
Oskland, Calif.; and fivt grand
Funeral Held Friday
For Dr. J. B. Hagaman
Funeral services were held at
the Fir^t Baptist Chureh Friday
morniDg at 11 o'clock for Dr. J. B.
Hagaman, Sr„ 66, prominent re
tirad physician, who died at his
home on North Water Street
Wednesday morning, following a
DR J. B. HAGAMAN
long period of failing health.
Dr. Haga man had rctired from
active praetice in August of lait
year. He had been ill for aeveral
months, and hia condition had
been regarded aa critical for the
past several weeks.
Last rites were conducted by
Rev. L. H. Hollingsworth, the pas
tor, with Rev. Marvin Kincheloe
of Knoxville, Tenn, aaaiating.
Burial was in Mountlawn Memor
Native Of Aake County
A son of the late Hugh Haga
man and Laura Martin Hagaman,
Dr. Hagaman waa born at Hem
iock, N. C. (now Grayoon.) He
graduated from the Mountain City
High School. took pre-medical
courses in Knoxville, Tenn., and
received hia medical degree from
the Medical School, Univemity of
Tenmuqe in Memphis In IBIS.
After practicing his profesaion at
Todd he served one year in the
Medical Corpa, on active duty in
France during the firot world war.
Following the war he resumed
practice at Todd, and moved to
Boone in 1B25, where he had
Dr. Hagaman served as coroner
for many years, was a Masón and
Survivors include the widow,
the (ormer Mis» Ethel Graybeal
of Grayson; a son and daugbter,
(Continued on page two)
The influenza «ituation li im
proved in the county achoola,
according to Gny W. Angel!,
county superintendent, who
atatei that on Monday 926 were
abtent from (he «yatem at
againat 1249 a week eartier.
In only one achool haa the
altnation failed to improve.
At Groen Valley flfty per
cent of the aiudent body wat
abarnt Monday from Influenza
and otber causea, Mr. Angelí
TROPH1ES PRKSENTED—Joan McLean. prcaident af Beta Beta BcU at Appalachian Sute Teaehera Col
iege. aceept» the Irophy won by her club (rom Roy R. Blanton, executlvc lecreUry oí the Alumni
Associatíon. for havlng the beat campui project during H«vnccoming activitiea. Howard Cottrell. right.
of the College Bookatore. preaenU Walter Broyhill, preaident of the Science Club with trophy for beat
float in the Homecoming parada. The beat project waa tttled "Mr. Bmory and Mr. Henry Koigot To
Dodge." Float title waa Science Bducation Equala Progreaa in Narth Carolina," and waa popularly dubbed
"Sputnik" becauae oI itn design. The trophk-a ara awarded cach year by the nookatore and the Alumni >
Aaoociation, with the amall plaque* being kept by the winneri and the Urge tropilla» In íoreground being
I roUted cacb year.—SUÍ1 pboto by Joe C. Minor. i*. .
Chamber Of f icers Named;
Santa Claus Visit Planned
Of Route 421
John B. Robinson was elected
president o( the Boone Chamber
of Commerce Tuesday at the re
gular monthly luncheon meeting
of the civic body. He succeeds
Glenn R. Andrews.
Other officers elected for the
coming year were O. K. Richard
son, first vice-president; R. D.
Hodges, Jr„ second vice-president;
and Alfred T. Adams, treasurer.
New directors named include
Hugh Hagaman. Hermán Ander
son, Hal Johnson, Jack Williams,
and Phil Vanee. Williams and
Vanee will complete the unexpir
ed terms of Paul A. Coffey, de
ceased, and Grant Greene, resign
Hermán W. Wilcox, who served
as president for sixteen years be
fore retiring from the office in
1954, was named President Emeri
tus, and the following were desig
na ted as honorary vice-presidents:
Dr. W. H. Plemmons, W. R. Wink
ler, Clyde R. Greene, and Stanley
President-elect Robinson, mana
ger of Crest 3 and 10 Cent Store
herí íor the past five and one-half
years, is a native of York, S. C„
and has been in the variety store
business for the past sixteen years.
He is a deacon in the First Baptist
Church, and resides, with Mrs.
Robinson and their four children,
at 200 Westbrook Street.
The board of directors accepted !
the recommendations of the no
minating committee, composed of
J. V. Caudill, James P. Marsh, and
D. L. Wilcox.
The new otficers and directors
will be installed- at the annual
Ladies Night meeting to be held
on December 12, at 6:30 p. ra. in
the Elementary School cafetería.
Mr. Tully Blair, president of
Security Life lt Trust Company of
Winston-Salem, will be the guest
In discussing plans for the
Christmas promotion, lt was an
nounced that Santa Claus has pro
mised to pay a visit to Boone on
Saturday, December 7. He is ex
pected to be armed with a bagful
of goodies for the children.
In other action, Executive Secre
tary Leo Derrick announced that
he has wrítten a letter to the
State Highway Commission urging
that relocation and construction of
U. S. Highway 421 west to the
Tennessee line be completed at
the earliest practicable date.
Lexington, Ky.—While holding
a tire rim over his head, Paul i
Wheeler was stung by a wasp. |
Wheeler dropped the rim, which'
inflicted a severe cut on hia head,
for which Wheeler had to be hos
COLLEGE CHEERLEADERS GOING TO TAMPA—The cheerleaden of ASTC will go to Florida thii week
to cheer the Appalachian Mountaineers in thelr game with Tampa Shown are, left to rtght, Jerry
Hutchins, Nancy Sides, Tommy Holcomb, Lila Malone, Bill Peters, Sylvia Adcock, Ernest Taylor,
Betty Smith, Dale Holland. Head íheerleader, ln front center, is Joyce OII1».—Photo by Weston.
All Schools In County Join In
Observance of EducationWeek
All schools in the county h»ve i week I — _________
anee of American Education
Week, uaing the Centeniial »logan
"An Educa ted People Moves
Freedom Forward" as the general
theme. lntere»ted «chool patrón»
all over the nation will viait
achoola during the week to pay
tribute to our teacher» and be
come better acquainted with our
Your local County Board oí Edu
catión is anxioua for as many per
sons as poaaible to viiit the «^ool
in their community and become
better acquainted with ¡t« opera
tion. A special letter of invitation
has been nent out by the Board
ind by many of the individual
schools outlining plan» for the
week and pointing out the need
for each intere»ted individual to
visit the tchool in hi» community.
Liited below are so me of the
activitie» planned by individual
schools in the observance of
American Educatlon Week:
Parkway: On Thur»day night on
Open Hou»e i» planned including
parent tcacher conference» about
test», grading, and homework and
a general meeting with report» on
tchool finance» and on the varioua
programs asaigned to the individu
al teacher». The school will be
open to patrón» all week.
Green Valley: Open House has
been planned for Friday All
school patrón» and intere»ted per
son» are invited to attend.
Blowing Rock: The Community
Club will be entertalned at a tea
on Tueaday afternoon Thur»day
afternoon ha» been de«i(¡n»Ied for
visiUtion by «chool patrón» and
all other» intere»ted in the school
Cove Creek Elementary: A PTA
meeting i» planned for Monday
night and a Open Houne for
Thureday. Letter» have been »ent
out inviting all intere»ted person»
lo attend. Di»play» o' children'»
work «nd dUplay» of «chool equip
ment will be featured A turkey
dinner will be held on Friday
night from 9:0M:00 to »how the
patrón» the lunchroom. proceed»
to go to the lunchroom.
Cove Creek High: Letter» have
been sent to patrón» invttlng them
to attend Open Houae on Thur»
day. A National Honor Induction
Program will be held on Thuniday
mornlng at*ll:00 and a tea on
Thursday afternoon at 2:30.
Bethel: Parentf Day ha» been
•et for Thurtday, «t whlfch lime
all íntereated p«r»on« will be in
vited to vt»H the «chool
Appalachian Elementary: Laat
week a* part of the PTA program.
Open Houae w«» held in a» room»
at the «chool and ehildren'» work
dwplayed. Parenta and teacher»
conferred on achool policle» and
visited claaaroom». A letter ha»
been sent out urglng patrón»,
rspeciallv thoae wfco have not
vUtod ío UM «chool. to viait Ulia
vane crucu: ratrons are in
vited to come to Open House on
Mabel: pen House wiU be held
on Thuradiy afternoon from 1:00
3:00. Tea will be served.
Mollie Agle To
Appear On Spann
TV Show Tuesday
Mi» Mollie Agle, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Agle, and
dance pupil of Nancy F. Cook,
will appear as gueit of Shirley
Coffin on the popular televiaion
program "Spann-o-Rama" next
Tueiday eveníng, November 19 at
6:90. The program originatei from
WBTV in Charlotte.
Mollie i* well known in Boone
íor many public appearances and
a great variety of dance interpre
tationa. In her televiaion appear- !
anee ahe will dance three bailada, j
"If 1 Had a Ribbon Bow." "1 Know
My Love," and "Black Is the Color
of My True Love'i Hair." Theae
dancea are Mollie'» own interpre
tationa, prepared for Mrs. Cook's
recital laat apring.
Mollie la preparing to give a
solo recital ln the coming apring.
Farm Loan Assn.
The Boone National Farm Loan
AsaoCiation moved ita offices Mon
day to the building at 300 W. King
Street recently purchased from
Attorney Wade E. Brown.
Mr. Brown has moved into his
new building at 221 West King.
The Boone NFLA has maintain- j
I ed offices for the past five years
in the Watauga Savings and Loan
¡ building. The Association is an af
■ filíate of the Federal Land Bank
I of Columbia, S. C , procesaing farm
i loans for a 7-eounty arca, includ
j ing Watauga. Wilkea. Caldwell,
Avery, Alleghany, Ashe, and Mit
1 chell. |
S. C. Eggcrs ia presiden!. 1.
¡ Mack Moore of Lenoir ia vice
j preaident, and John H. Hollar ia
j secretary-treasurer and office
manager. Miss Tressie Mahaffey is
Mr. Hollar's secretary and office
A GOOD DEAL
Hichmond, Va. — Douglas P.
Moreland. S, has a signed. sealed
and delivertd contract with his
grandfather. Verne Bickelhaup.
For every "A" h« geta in school,
Douglaa will get SO centa. The
ante goea up te a dollar when he
malees di "A'»." Douiriaa* expectH;
the arrangemeot to faring him a
To Be Printed
Preparation* are being nude
■t The Democrat for the pubii
catión next wrrk of the annual
Burley Tobacco Opeaing and
Chriatma» Hhopping edltlon.
Business men are aiiked to
cooperate fully with Mr. Hollina
ln the preparation of advertía
ing copy, to that most of the
tnlai*ged edltion may be made
up during the current week.
Copy mggestiona, advertiaing
art, etc. will be provided ta that
the most effective copy may be
prepared with the leaat bother
to the merchant.
Your uaual fine help la aaked
in order that the quallty of
our Chriatma* shopping center
and the advantages of onr ijur
ley tobáceo market may be fnlly
United Fund Is
Nearing Goal As
Total subscriptíons to the Wa
tauga County United Fund cam
paign, as of laat Friday, were $11,
672.14, according to Grady Moretz,
Jr„ co-chairman of the campa ign.
Thia leaves $3,369.59 to go to
reach the total budget of $15,041.73.
Mr. Morete states that the cam
paign will not end until the goal
has been reached and suggeata
that those who haven't been solici
ted get- in touch with him or with
R. D. Hodges, Jr.
Solicitors who have not madejr
their reports to the central organ
izaron are asked to do so immedi
Cas Pnce War
Is Ended Here
The gas price war that hit Wa
tau¿a county on September 19 had
apparently ended Monday when
local service stations returned
price* to near normal tevela.
Prices, which had dipped
22.9 for regular and 29.9 for
mium gradea, were hooated
mo*t caaea to 30.9 and 33.9.
After Monday's inervase,
line wat still two cinta I
before the "war." (In
19, most atations were
22.9 laá 30.9. ■ v . ,1