PAGE TWO — T* — 7 ' * THE YANCEY RECORD I ESTABLISHED JULY, 1936 Editor Mrs. C. R. Hamrick Managing Ed 7 ...... Lee E. Edwards Published Every Thursday By YANCEY PUBLISHING CO, 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. TO THE PEOPLE OF YANCEY COUNTY 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 how. 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 HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL SCHEDULE 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). TOBACCO COURSE TO START JANUARY 14th j. i 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 ■campus. } j n 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 te. * 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. fcl ~ - * “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). PRESBYTERIAN NEWS Yancey County Larger Parish of the Presbyterian Church, IT. S. A. Rev. A. L. Roberts, w. Director Rev. Paul H. Merkle, Pastor John S. LeFevre, Dir. of Christian Education. 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 unced. 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 Parish. 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 meeting. 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 THE YANCEY RECORD THE WHITE-THROATED SPARROW One of Our Best Known Birds 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 ing. 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 “Nightingale.” 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 chins*. 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 time. “I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go unto the house of Jehovah.” —Psalm 122:1. i -—*H- Get the Eggs with Ful-O-Pep Laying Mash >*• . ( # Economical! 1 • High in Quality Pro- c teins, Vitamins, and Mininl 11 ORDER TODAY FROM l , Farmers Federation, I - Burnsville, N. C. » . -■*•'■■■ —r- I s ! Mr. and Mrs. Arnold ( Styles who have — been! j spending some time in Pennsylvania returned re cently. 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