An Independent Weekly Newspaper . . . Seventy-Fourth
BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, JULY C, 1M1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Frank McCracken, Maintenance
Supervisor of Caldwell and Wa
tauga Counties, also received
awards for the same period of ser
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
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
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
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
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
At any rate Friday sales are said
to have been heavier than com
mon at all the food outlets.
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
Special music was provided by
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Farthing and
Forty members and guests were
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
Is Stepped Up,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Be Used On
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
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Belk's Is Being
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.
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
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.
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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
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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
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
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