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The General Assembly of
North Carolina met on
Wednesday, January 8 to
1 egin the 1941 session. Both
1 ranches organized; the
house elected Odus M. Mull
speaker and the senate
named John D. Larkins, Jr.
as president pro tern of the
The legislators were to
go to the Raleigh- Memorial
auditorum at 11:00 o’clock
Thursday for i joint ses
sion during whien the oaths
y of office would be adminis
tered followed by the inau
gural address of the new
governor, J. M. Broughton.
Fouts Will Serve As Repre
Dover R. Fouts who was
elected representative from
Yancey county left for
Raleigh Monday to take up
his duties as representa
Dr. Charles Peterson of
Spruce Pine is state sena
tor from this senatorial
district made up of Yancey,
Mitchell pnd Madison co
Mrs. Hattie Westall, 68,
died here Tuesday morning
at 9:30 following an illness
of several months.
Fcmeral services were
held at Sand Bottom Bap
tist church with Rev. Jim
my Thomas of Micaville of
ficiating, assisted by Rev.
Smoot Baker of Burnsville.
Burial was in the church
Mrs. Westall had resided
at Celo for many years and
is* survived by five sons,
Eugene and Fred of Burns
ville, Gladstone of Wash
ington, Howard of Little
Switzerland and Edison of
Asheville; one daughter,
Mrs. Martha Carroway of
1 iaho; three sisters, Mrs.
J.m Murphy of Asheville,
Mrs. Clara Mason of Black
Mtn, and Mrs. Martha
Gibbs of Celo.
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Assistant Supervisor Os
F. S. A. Is Appointed
Far Yancey County
Royce Perry has been
named assistant supervisor
of the Farm. Security Ad
ministration for Yancey
county. He came to Burns
ville from Boone, and he
and Mrs. Perry are now
living in the Presbyterian
manse, formerly occopied
by the Neffs.
Mack B. Ray is supervis
or for Yancey and Mitchell
counties, and Miss Hannah
Martin is home economist.
Annual Stockholders Meet
ing of Asheville Production
Credit Association
Indications point to a
very large attendance at
the annual stockholders
meeting of the Asheville
Production Credit Associa
tion, which will be held on
January 23, at the Court
house in Asheville, N. C.
at 10 o’clock, according to
John Hudgens, of Hender
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A one week term of Sup
erior Court will convene in
Burnsville on Mondfay,. Jan
uary 20 with Judge Allen
H. Gwynn presiding. Civil
cases will be heard.
The following names
have been drawn for the
jury list: -
Gus Edwards, C. E. Ran
dolph, Silas E. King, C. A
Hilliard, Char lie King,
Jesse J. Wheeler, D. S.
Johnson, Geo. W. Higgins,
Allison English, George
Greene, L. P. Horton, Car
roll Deyton;
W. W. Burton, P. S. Bra
dley, Hiram Higgins, W. C.
Gurley, Luster Wilson,
Mack Hensley, C. L. McMa
han, Robert Presnell, Bud
Grindstaff, Henry Grind
staff, D. C. Letterman, L.
C. Bracken.
C. C. Foard, sanitarian
for the district health de
partment has been trans
ferred to High Point and
will leave within a few
days to take up his work
there. He has served with
the health department of
this district for the past
five years.
The state board
will name some one to take
Mr. Foard’s place here
within a short time, accord
district made up of Yancey,
ing to information receiv
ed. •
Citizens of the communi
ty regret that Mr. and Mrs.
Foard and young daughter
are leaving as they have
made many friends during
their residence here.
Ninety additional assign
ments have recently been
made to the WPA work
projects for men in the co
unty, according to the co
unty supervisor, R. N.
Silver. _ s -
Projects now under way
include work on the farm
to market roads improve
ment, sanitation, Clear
niont school gymnasium
and recreation project on
the school grounds.
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James Kerr, registered
pharmacist, arrived this
week and is employed in
the prescription depart
ment at Pollard’s Drug
Store. ) - ->
Mr. Kerr was registered
in 1909 and was employed
for seven years in A»he
ville; and since that time
in Durham and High Point.
The owners recently en
larged the drug store and
added a complete drug and
prescription department.
H. B. Green, Concord, rt.
I, says he'plans to" spend
his AAA conservation and
price adjustment checks
each year to make some de
finite improvement on his
farm, reports Assistant
Farm Agent W. H. Willi
p< BURNSVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1941 r!—: ~ . :
The cotton mattress cen
ters have been opened
1 again in the county at Bur
nsville, Higgins and White
)Qak Creek in. South Toe
.township. Other centers
will be opened at Pensa
cola, Micaville and Day
Book as soon as sufficient
applications have been se
cured and approved to
start work.
Hundreds of families in
the county who have not
made application are elgi
ble for one or more mat
tresses. Plenty of cotton is
now available for all eligi
ble families.
Any family is eligible for
mattresses whose total in
come last year did not ex
ceed $600.00 plus $50.00 for
each member of the family
over four persons. One
mattress for every two
members of the family may
be secured.
‘ A contribution of SI.OO
per mattress, which takes
care of needles, thread and
other operating expenses
of the mattress shop, must
he paid at the time the ap
plication is made.
Applications are being
taken by AAA committee
men in each township,—at
the County Agent’s office
or at any mattress center.
Yancey Cdunty Poultry
men are invited to attend
the District ' Poultry School
which will be held in the
community building at
Marion, January 21, start
ing at 10:00 a. m. In con
nection with the Poultry
School there will be an egg
show’. Those who are inter
ested ,'n bringing entries
should at, least bring one
dozen eggs. There will be
two classes—one for white
and one for brown eggs.
Specialists from State Coll
ege' will conduct this Poul
try Short Course and they
will discuss mariy things of
vital importance to com
mercial poultrymen or for
those interested in farm
flocks. Those interested in
attending should contact
the County Agent’s office
at once.
Orders have already been
placed for fifteen car loads
of agricultural limestone
through the 1941 Conserva
tion Program in the county
and all others who have not
placed their orders should
do so at once in order to
get it delivered this winter
or early spring. Lime is
being delivered this year to
the farm by trupk where
there is a passable truck
road and there will be no
extra haul bill to pay.
Orders are also being taken
for phosphate to earn units
in the 1941 program. Those
expecting to get phosphate
early this spring should
place orders at once, as a
limited supply of AAA sup
erphosphate is ava i 1 able
and this is being taken up
fast by afl counties.
Applications for forest
tree seedlings should be
placed not later than Feb.
Ist at the County Agent’s
office in order to be sure of
getting the frees requested.
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Miss Aiding Pleasant left
‘ Saturday for where
‘ she teaches ih the graded
1 school. |
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mc-
Ewen of Erwin spent the
week end wijh Burnsville
• relatives.
1 T. L. Renfro, prominent
Green Mtn. citizen, was a
business visitor to the *city
Monday. ' f
Miss Annie Wray who is
teaching mufcie at Pine
■ Tops, N. C; spent the
• Christmas holidays in Flor
ida with a pawfcy of friends.
Mrs. Troy Rav and little
daughter visited Mrs. Joe
■ Goodin at Pensacola last
1 week.
Miss Joe Tate Coffey is
at home froitn Horton
1 Creek where she has been
teaching for the past six
months. k
Mr. Monroe Mclntosh
was a pleasant, caller at the
home of Miss Lillian Tom
berlin of Swiss last Sunday.
Mrs. E. E. Neill and son
Berge left last Wednesday
for Rutherfordton. Berge
will go on to Chapel Hill to
resume his studies.
The thermofieter regis
tered six decrees below
zero here during the recent
cold snap.
DR, R. 0.,J0^P v LEAVES
Will Practice at Eustis, Fla.
Dr, R. O. Jones and fami
ly will leave this week for
Eustis, Fla. where Dr.
Jones will engage in the
practice of his profession.
Dr. Jones came to Bur
nsville in 1938 and served
for two years as district
health officer for Yancey
and Avery > counties. He
tendered his resignation to
the state board of health
in June, 1940 and later en
tered private practice here.
During the years that
they have been ''ere both
Dr. and Mrs. Jones have
participated in all worth
while" activities of the com
munity and have made a
wide circle of friends who
will regret their decision
to leave.
Postal receipts for 1940
at the Burnsville Post Offi
ce are the highest on rec
ord with a substantial in
crease over 1939, according
to information from Post
master G. L. Hensley.
Gross receipts for 1939
were $5,907.83 and for 1940
were $6,667.67.
An additional allowance of
$15.00 is set up for each
farmer on the Soil Conser
vation Program for 1941
which can only be earned
by planting trees on land
for erosion control. Farm
ers are urged to earn this
allowance by planting trees
on any eroded land which
is unfit for pasture or crop
land. \
(R. H. Crouse, Agt. V. J.
Goodman Asst Agt.)
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For his leadership in fur
thering the agricultural re
search, teaching and Ex
tension programs of North
Carolina State College, Dr.
Frank Porter Graham, pre
sident of the Greater Uni
versity of North Carolina
was selected by The Pro
gressive Farmer magazine
as the “Man of the Year”
in service to North Caro
lina agriculture.
It was the fourth such
annual award made by the
magazine, and Dr. Graham
was the second person con
nected with N. C. State
College to be honored. Dr.
I. O. Schaub, dean of the
school of agriculture and
director of the Extension
Service, was named the
“Man of the Year” in 1938.
In announcing the .selec
tion for 1940, Dr. Clarence
Poe, editor of The Progres
sive Farmer, wrote: “By
being made* head of the
Consolidated University of
North Carolina Presi
dent Frank P. Graham had
an opportunity either to
greatly discourage and
diminish or to greatly en
courage and enlarge our
own North Carolina agri
cultural college. Because he
was big enough of brain
and heart to choose the
latter course—we honor
him as 1940 “Man of the
Year” in service to North
» Carolina agriculture.”
The honor to Dr. Graham
is being widely acclaimed
op, the State College camp
us. Dr. Graham secured
funds in 1940 for greatly
enlarging the agricultural
research program of State
College and for beginning
the virtual equivalent of a
“Kenan Fund” for getting
and keeping the foremost
leaders in agricultural re
search, teaching and Ex
In citing the value of Dr.
Graham’s contribution, Dr.
Poe said: “Towering above
all other agencies in pro
moting American rural
progress these last twenty
years have been our agri
cultural colleges—the so
called ‘land-grant colleges’
with their ever-increasing
efficient research, teaching
and Extension staffs. Dr.
Graham decided that State
College must be made, if
possible, the South’s fore
most agricultural and tech
nical institution.”
To The Citizens of
Yancey County:
In beginning my duties
as your Representative
in the General Assembly,
I wanjt to assure you my
sole aim is to do the best
in my power for the citi
zens of {he County. I
shall welcome any sug
gestions or advice that
any citizen desires to
give me in tending to
help the people of this
County and the same will
receive my thoughtful
consideration. I hope
each and every indivi
dual will feel perfectly
free to call upon me at
any time.—
Dover R. Fouts
Funeral services were
held at 1:30 p. m. January
7 at West Asheville Baptist
church for W. Spurgeon
Sparks, 48, of 923 Haywood
road, who died in the vet
erans’ hospital at Johnson
City, Sunday after an ill
ness of several months. — a
The Rev. Nane Starnes
and the Rev. J. W. O’Hara
officiated. Burial was at
Newport, Tennessee.
Mr. Sparks served in the
ft S. navy during the
World war and crossed the
Atlantic 18 times. He was a
deacon of West Asheville
Baptist church for some
years and at the time of
his death was assistant
superintendent of the
church’s Sunday school.
Before coming to Ashe
ville seven or eight years
ago, Mr. Sparks was man
ager of a Greenville, S. C.,
store for Sands and Com
pany, and was employed by
the company here.
Pallbearers were J. L.
Tipps, G. T. Verran, L. R.
Rhymer, F. W. Krtupp, D.
J. Duckett and J. H. Duck
ett, co-workers at Sands &
Company. f
Honu ra ry pallbearers
were deacons of West
Asheville Baptist church,
and the Dorcas class of the
Sunday school was flov-er
bearers. The American Le
gion assisted in the servic
Surviving are the widow,’
three children, Margaret
Lucille, Spurgeon, Jr., and
Marie Lois Sparks, and the
following other relatives:
Cicero Sparks of Lake
City, Tenn., L. C. Sparks of
Parrotsville, Tenn., Cletus
L. Sparks of Muscle Shoals,
Ala., Mrs. Samuel Hill of
Swiss, Mrs." Oscar Fergu
son of Swiss, Mrs. Robert
Styles of Burnsville and
Mrs. A,. C. Angel of Swiss.
The program for the
fight against infantile par-'
alysis will begin in Yancey :
county, as well as all over :
the nation, on January 13, <
1941. The state of North
Carolina has been given a
certain amount to raise for
this fund. Yancey county
has been assessed $210.00
and it is the sincere desire
of all concerned that Yan
cey county do her best to
raise this amount.
A wide and varied pro
gram has been set up. On
January 11, over the NBC
Red Network from 4:00 to
4:15 p. m. there will be an
NBC Round Table Discus
On January 12th over the
NBC Red Network, from
2 to 2:30 p. m. there will be
a play given, “America Mo
bilizes To Fight Infantile
Paralysis”. On January 14
from 4 to 4:15 p. m. Mrs.
Eleanor Rodsevelt will dis
cuss the question. On Janu
ary 15 from 10:30 to 11:00
p. m. there will be a play
presented “Doctors At
Work,” by the American
Medical Association.
On January 15 from 8:45
to 9:00 p. m. there will be
the MBS Commentators
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Between 1930 and 1940
North Carolina’s urban
places continued to grow
faster than the rural areas,
according to the final fig
ures from the Sixteenth
Decennial Census, issued
today by Director William
Lane Austin, of the Bureau
of Census, Department of
The final count of the
Sixteenth Census showed
that on April 1, 1940, Nbrth
Carolina had a population
of 3,571,623, an increase of
401,347 over the .3,170,276
residents reported in the
1930 Census. This change
represents an increase of
12.7 percent as compared
with 23.9 percent between
1920 and 1930. The popula
tion increase in urban'
areas from 1930 to 1940
was 20.3 percent as com
pared with 10.0 percent in
the rural sections. Urban
residents accounted for
27.3 percent of the State’s
population in 1940, as com
pared with 25.5 percent in
1930. In 1940, residents of
urban areas numbered 974,-
175, while the rural popu
lation amounted to 2,597,-
448. The Census Bureau
considers as urban areas
the incorporated places of
2,500 or more. The remain
ing territory is classified
as rural.
There were 26 incorpor
ated ’pirces of* 10;GuO"df
more in North Carolina, 5
i Burlington, Gre en v ille,
Hickory, Lexington, and
Reidsville) having reached
this size since 1930. All but
one (New Bern) of these
cities increased between
1930 and 1940, Hickory hav
ing had the most rapid
growth (83.2 percent).
Ninety-one of the 100
counties gained population
between 1936 and 1940. Al
amance county, with an in
crease of 36.3 percent, had
the most extensive growth.
The first census of North
.Carolina was taken in 1790, *
'returning a population of
393,751. The population has
snown an increase at every
census since that time, but
the rate of increase during
the pas{ decade was the
lowest since that of iB6O to
1870. The population pass
ed 1,000,000 between 1860
and 1870, 2,000,006' between
1906 and 1916, an&W)0,000
between 1926 and 1936. The
present population repre
sents a density of 72.7 in
habitants per square mile.
North Carolina’s total land
area is 49,142 square miles.
The population of Yan
cey county, is given as
17,262 for 1940; and 14,486
for 1930, an increase of
18.7 percent. The 1940 po
pulation of Burnsville is
997, and for 1930, 866.
Other Western Counties
And Towns
Avery county, 13,561.
Newland 471; Banner Elk
344; Elk Park 467. m
Buncombe county, 108,-
755; Asheville 51,310.
Burke county, 38,615;
Morgantpn, 7,670.
Haywood county, 34,804;
Waynesville, 2,940.
Henderson county, 26,-
049; Hendersonville, 5,381.
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