North Carolina Newspapers

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Editor Mrs. C. R. Hamrick
Managing Ed 7 ...... Lee E. Edwards
Published Every Thursday By
A Partnership
Entered M second—class matter November 11th, 1936, at the
Boat Office, at Burnsville, North Carolina, under the Act of
March S, 1879.
I know you are familiar
with the unselfish and in
valuable work done by the
committee for the celebra
tion of the President’s
birthday in the past, and
there is very little news
that I might be able to give
you on the subject. How
ever there are a few things
which might be of interest
to you.
In the first place, if the
$210.00 is raised in Yancey
county, $105.00 will stay in
the county for needy cases
here. This is not a political
campaign. It is not a hit or
miss campaign, but it is a
campaign - which sho u 1 d
concern every person re
gardless of race, color,
creed, or politics. It is a
campaign in which you and
I should do everything in
our power to see that it
proves a success.
Infantile paralysis is a
disease over which we have
very little control. Your
children might be well and
happy one day and the next
day they might be striken
with this disease. If such a
thing should happen we
want to be prepared to
help take care of the. child
in the best way we know
Money raised through
this campaign has been put
to many uses. Scrawling,
little children of the slums,
who were strangers to the
sun with their lungs aching
from lack of fresh air, have
been taken to summer
camps. Hospital wings have
been built, bandages
bought, and food baskets
filled. Iron lungs have been
purchased to breathe back
life into pain-racked little
bodies: Precious serums
have been bought to pour
life into shriveling limbs.
Determined, self-less scien
tists have been financed to
carry on the research into
the dreadful and mystify
ing ways and wherefores
of this terrible disease. I
know you must know how
Friday, January 10th
Micavdlle vs Bald Creek at Micaville
Burnsville vs Pleasant Gardens at Pleasant Gar.
Clearmont vs Bee Log at Clearmont
Tuesday, January 14th
Burnsville vs Bald Creek at Burnsville
Friday, January 17th r
Clearmont vs Bald Creek at Clearmont
Burnsville vs Bee Log at Burnsville
Tuesday, January 21st
Burnsville vs Micaville at Burnsville
Friday, January 24th
Bee Log vs Micaville at Micaville
Clearmont vs Burnsville at Clearmont
Tuesday, January 28th
Burnsville vs Bald Creek at Bald Creek
Friday, January 31st
Clearmont vs Micaville at Micaville
Tuesday, February 4th
Bee Log vs Burnsville at Bee Log
Friday, February 7th
Burnsville vs Micaville at Micaville
\ Tuesday, February 11th
Burnsville vs Beech Glen at Burnsville
Friday, February 11th
Burnsville vs Beech Glen at Burnsville
Friday, February 14th
Bald Creek vs Micaville at Bald Creek
Bee Log vs Micaville at Bee Log
. - Tuesday, February 21st
Clearmont vs Micaville at Clearmont
Bald Creek vs Bee Log at Bald Creek
Girls Tournament, Feb 28, Mar. 1. Place not an’nc’d.
Boys Tournament, Mar. 7, 8. (Place not announced).
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State College’s fifth an
nual Short Course for
North Carolina tobacco
growers will open January
| 14. Dan M. Paul, director of
* agricultural short courses
1 at the college, announces a
! heavy advance registration
‘ for the school.
5 All morning programs
■ will be held in the Y.M.C.A.
auditorium on the State
- College campus. On the
r opening day, Tuesday,,an
i afternoon session will be
5 held in the Y.M.C.A., but
l on Wednesday and Thurs
* day afternoons grading
i practice .will be held in
l Withers Hall on the college
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i A newly-developed nico-
I tineless tobacco comprised
i 5 per cent of the entire
: German crop in ac-
I cording to the Forcheim
J Tobacco Research Institu
I Greater industrial acti
vity, attributable in part to
| the defense program, is
j likely to result in higher
/average prices for farm
( S products and in higher in
[ comes for farmers in 1941.
1 The effects,* on poultry
poultry meat supplies of
1 the smaller hatch of chicks
' in 1940 than in 1939 is be
> coming increasingly appar
> ent, reports the U. S.
* Bureau of Agricultural Ec
> onomics.
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* “millions have danced so
? that thousands may walk.”
5j May I extend to you the
j invitation and privelege of
i contributing to such a
:: worthy cause. If you do
j this you will be helping
5 your country, your state,
* and your nation to take
. care of children, who are
- more precious to us than
) the most prized jewels in
) the world.—<T. M. Swann,
- Jr., Chairman Yangeyjco
? unty committee for %«-
1 ebration of the President’s
n Birthday).
Yancey County Larger
of the
Presbyterian Church, IT. S. A.
Rev. A. L. Roberts, w. Director
Rev. Paul H. Merkle, Pastor
John S. LeFevre, Dir. of Christian
Services as follows:
Burnsville First Church: Sunday
School, 10 a. in.; Worship, 11 a.
m.; Women’s Missionary Society,
Ist and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 P
m.; Union service of the Burns
ville churches every sth Sunday,
7:30 p. m.
Banks Creek: Sunday school, 11
a. m. Worship 2nd and 4th Sun
days, 6:30 p. m.
Higgins: Sunday School, 10:30 a.
m. Worship, 2nd and 4th Sunday,
3:30 p. m. Young People, Ist and
3rd Sunday, 3:30 p. m.
Lower Jacks Creek: Sunday school
10:30 a. m. Worship, Ist and 3rd
Sunday, 3:15 p. m.
Low Gap: Sunday school, 9:45 a.
m. Worship, Ist and 3rd Sunday,
6:30 p. m. '
Mine Fork-:-Spnday school, 9:46 a.
m. Worship, 2nd Sunday, 3:30 p.
m.; 4th Sunday, 2:00 p. m. Young
People, Saturday, 1:30 p. m.
Upper Jacks Creek: Sunday schoo 1
2:00 p. m. Worship, Ist and 3rd
Sunday, 2:00 p. m.
Prison Camp; Worship. 2nd gnn
day, 2:00 p. m.
Week-day Bible Classes: Clear
rnont school, Fridays, 10:15 a.
m. Bee Log school, Monday,
Announcement of grant
from the Markle Founda
tion for the continuation of
the program in which they
have been sharing with the
Board of National Missions
and the Higgins J Neighbor
hood Center, was iiiade at
a meeting held on Decem
ber Jlrd. Details of the pro
gram have not been anno
Following the announce
ment of the Markle grant,
the men Higgins, with
the of R. M. Muir of
Farm School, organized a
Woodcraft Cooperative.
Sixteen joined as charter
members. Since then others
have joined. Officers as el
ected are: Joseph Renfro,
president: Olin Randolph,
vice-president; Curtis M.
Randolph, secretary-treas
urer; William Renfro and
Earnest Higgins, members
at large.
On January 7th, the Hig
gins Neighborhood Corp.
met to discuss the future
program of the o.ganiza
tion. At present tne WPA
group is using the assem
bly room for the making of
mattresses. Arrangements
have also been made with
the WPA Bookmobile to
make the books of Higgins
library available to the
►people throughout’ the
Fern Randolph of Hig
gins has returned to John
son City after the holidays.
On Monday, January 27,
R. M. Muir of Farm School
will present a motion pic
ture at Higgins, “God
Helps Them That Help
Their Neighbors.” It will
be shown in Mine Fork the
following evening.
On January 21st the Rev.
Chester Leonard of Vardy,
Tenn. will be at Upper
Jacks Creek church to show
pictures on the screen and
talk on “Fifty Famous
Bible Paintings.” Time: 7
p. m. The congregations of
Upper and Lower Jacks
Creek will unite for this
Through a misunder
standing the meeting to
organize the Weavers’ Co
operative at Higgins was
not held on the 7th. Anoth
er meeting is being called
for the same purpose for
Monday, January 27th at
2:00 p. m.
It is planned to observe
Young People’s Day in all
the churches o£ the Parish
on the third and fourth
Sundays of January. The
young people will have
charge of the services.
Fred Anglin, Trustee in
charge of the buildings at
Upper Jacks Creek churcn
One of Our Best Known
Many birds are with us
during the summer but not
in the winter; others are
with us during the winter
but not during the summer.
A notable example of the
latter is the White-throat.
The subject of this brief
sketch, the White-throated
Sparrow, in the opinion of
many people, is the hand
somest and the sweetest
singer of all the big family
of Sparrows. It. is also one
of the largest.
The glistening white
throat alone would be al
most sufficient to identify
this variety. The yellow
streak in front of the eye,
the white line through the
centei* of the crown bor
dered by two wider black
lines, line behind
the eye, the clear gray
breast, apd the brownish
upperparts, are also strik
This member of the fam
ily spends its' summers in
Canada and the Northern
part;, of the United States;
it spends the winters far
ther south. Some of them
are seen in Yancey County.
•Many names are given
this bird. In New England
it is called “Peabody Bird”
because it seems to utter
the word “Peabody.” In
Manitoba it is called
In Ohio a farmer, Pover
ly, walking about in his
plowed field, was debating
in his mind whether it was
time to sow wheat. A
White-throat nearby beghn
singing: To him it seemed
to say “Sow wheat, Pever
ly, Peaverly, Peaverly!”
Since this incident happen
ed it has been called in Ohio
the Peverl^J^rd.
'Mr. George Gladden
writes interestingly about
the- White-throat as foll
ow’s: “The White-throated
Sparrow sings nine differ
ent variations of the same
song. He may sing more,
but this is all I have count
ed. . . One man I knew’ he
nearly drove crazy. To that
man he w’as always saying,
‘And he never heard the
man say drink and the—’.
Toward the last my friend
used wildly to offer a
thousand dollars if he
would, if he only ‘would,
finish that sentence.
“But occasionally, in just
the proper circumstances,
he forgets his stump corn
ers, his vines, his jolly sun
light. and his delightful
bugs to become an intimate
voice of the wdlds. It is
night, very still, very dark.
The subdued murmer of
the forest ebbs and flows
with the voices of the fur
tive folk, an undertone
fearful to break the night
calm. Suddenly across the
dusk of silences flashes a
single thread of
rating, trembling with
some unguesspd ecstacy of
emotion. ‘Ah! poor Canada,
Canada, Canada’ it mourns
passionately, and falls sil
ent. That is all.”
We should recognize this
very notable bird for its
economic value, its striking
beauty, and its remarkable
vocal efforts.—James Hut
leaves this week for Wash
ington, D. C. He will be
sorely missed.
The people of Mine Fork
church should be highly
commended for their spirit
of sharing at Christmas
“I was glad when they
said unto me, Let us go
unto the house of Jehovah.”
—Psalm 122:1.
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with Ful-O-Pep
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teins, Vitamins, and
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Lumber Company
In an nitrate of soda de
monstration on the farm of:
Mrs. Blanche Walker,!
Chemical Wood Wanted
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We are in the iharket for cordwood and can use
any of the following kinds of wood:
Ash, Beech, Birch, Hickory, All Kinds of
Oak, Maple, Sugartree, Locust and
Sour wood
Can be cut from either green timbef or sound laps
left behind timber operations.
See MR, JOS. A. YOUNG of Micaville, or write
us direct, Stating number of cords and shipping
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Tennessee Eastman Corporation-
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Wade Mainer
M ill be at the Court House in
at 7:00 P. M.
(Admission 15 and 25 ctnts)
Sponsored by the Young Mens Sunday
School Class of Elk Shoal Church
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Roanoke Rapids, corrr from
which the fodder was not
pulled yielded 6.1 bushels
! more per acre than did the
i check plot.

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