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Measure Divides 10th An<ci
11th Districts To Form
12th District
Raleigh, Jan. 27th.—The
legislature voted Friday to
create a new 12th congres
sional district by dividing
the present 10th and 11th
districts. \
-Separate bills with iden
tical wording were passed
in each house without de
bate, insuring enactment of
law 7 on redistricting though
one of the bills must be
allowed to die after the
other is ratified.
The new 10th district
would consist of Avery,
Burke, Cataw’ba, Lincoln,
Mecklenburg and Mitchell
counties and w'ould elect a
new congressman.
The present 10th district
would consist of McDowell,
Polk, Rutherford, Gaston,
Cleveland, Madison and
Yancey, as it becomes the
11th district.
* The new 12th would con
sist of Buncombe, Chero
kee, Clay, Graham, Hay
w’ood, Henderson, Jaekson,
Macon, Swain and Transyl
vania counties.
Raleigh, Jan. 27.—Legis
lation requesting the state
to appropriate from the
general fund $8,064.15 to
satisfy a judgment held by
the Big Tom Wilson Mount
Mitchell Motor Road com
pany, Inc ~was offered in
the house Monday night by
Rep. Fouts of Yancey co
Under a law 7 passed by
the 1939Jegislature abolish
ing the right of a private
concern to operate a toll
road on state park lands
the motor road company
was dissolved. It later sued
the state and department
of conservation and devel
opment, but the judgment
has never been satisfied.—
i Raleigh Bureau of The
Asheville Citizen).
Mr. Fouts has also intro
duced a bill repealing the
primary law for Yancey
county so that candidates
wall henceforth be nomi
nated in convention rather
than by primary election.
It has been suggested to
us that the people of the
county would be interested
in learning how 7 many citi
zens we have who have
reached the age of 80, or
are older. We believe, too,
that it would be of wide
spread interest and we are
asking our readers to write,
to us, giving a short sketch
of any persons they know
who are 80. or over. We
shall be glad to publish
stories about them, and to
honor those men and
women who have reached
four score years. Please
mail any sketch or infor
mation you may wish to
contribute to the Record,
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Mrs. Elbert Proffitt,
died at her hQme at Bald
Creek on Monday evening
following an extended ill
Funeral services w T ere
held at the home on Tues
day afternoon at 2 o’clock
with the Rev. J. N. Snow
and the Rev. R. D. Ponder
Pallbearers w r ere the foll
owing grandsons, Mack
Mclntosh, Sam Lee Prof
fitt, Arnold Proffitt, Otto
Proffitt, Guss Proffitt,
Wayne Proffitt, Clarence
Proffitt and Ray Edwards.
Flower bearers were the
following grand daughters,
Audrey Proffitt, Dorothy
Proffitt, Louise Proffitt,
Willie Lou Proffitt, Irene
Edwards, Marjie Proffitt,
Mrs. Dewey Higgins, Mrs.
Biss Randolph, Mrs. Clyde
Peterson and Mrs. Law'ren
ce Ferguson.
Mrs. Proffitt w 7 as Miss
Samantha Luvenia Wamp
ler and was born on March
10, 1861. At an early age
she united w'ith the Metho
dist church at Bald Creek,
later moving her member
ship to Elk„Shoal where she
lived, a faithful and devot
ed member, until God call
ed her away.
Surviving are five sons,
E. E. Proffitt of Cane Riv
er, E. P., F. M., C. A. and
L. L. Proffitt of Bald
Creek; six daughters, Mrs.
Nettie Waycaster, Mrs.
Gus Edwards and Mrs.
Carlos Garland of Bald
Creek, Mrs. Rex Mclntosh,
Burnsville, Mrs. S. L. Price
and Miss Alice Proffitt of
Erwin; a sister, Mrs, Alice
Proffitt of Bald Creek and
a brother, Walter Wampler
of Norton, Va. Twenty nine
grand children and twenty
one great grand children
also survive.
The following 26 boys
were enrolled in the CCC
Camp on Monday. This is a
total of 126 boys from the
county to be enrolled with
in the past week.
The following were sent
to Peachville Camp:
Talmadge Austin, L. D.
Webb, Howard McGee,
Wade Proffitt Jr., James
D. Wilson, Glenn Wilson,
William Clyde Bailey, Lew
is Webb, Laskie Morrow,
Boyd Moss, Ben Gardner,
James Lee George, Hubert
Wilson, Bill Smith, Chester
Knox Souther, Carol Ray,
Raphael Phillips, B.ob Hil
liard, Paul Edwards, Arie
Williams, Paul King, Sam
uel Thomas Hensley, Rob
ert Ray Souther, Hansel H.
Morrow, Farris Fox, Dam
on Laskie Fender^
-Mack Hensley was sent
to cJmp last week instead
of Woodrow Bradford who
was recovering from a se
vere attack of flu when the
call came. Mr. Hensley had
voluteered for the year’s
service and replaced ong of
the original January quota
-turned dotlm because of a
slight physical disability.
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/ The January term of
Yancey County Superior
court which was scheduled
to convene on January 20
was npt held due to the ill
ness of a number of the
litigants and witnesses.
The next regular term will
convene on March 17, but
if possible an extra term
will be held some time dur
ing the month of February.
All-Star Tournament
The Micaville High
School Athletic Association
under the direction of
Coaches H. D. Justice and
Clyde Young and principal
Charles Hubbard is spon
soring aiY invitation Gold
Medal All Star Tourna
The tournament will be
limited to eight )8) teams.
The date for the tourna
ment is* Feb. 20, 21, and 22.
All games will be played at
Medals and awards will
be presented to individuals
and winning teams.
Each team will be allow
ed eight players and one
manager. Players must be
regular resident members
of the team and their
names submitted to the of
ficials before the tourna
An entrance fee of two
dollars ($2.00) will be
charged each team to help
defray expenses and .pay
for awards.
The tournament will be
limited strictly to eight
teams and those sending in
the entrance fee first will
be selected.
Mail entrance fee to
Micaville High School Ath
letic Association, Micaville,
North Carolina.
Each year we come to
our neighbors at this sea
son to remind you that
there are some young folks
at Crossnore that need
homes for the -summer va
cation. Each year the num
ber of homes needed grows
smaller, but it is none the
less an urgent need. The
steadily decreasing number
is very gratifying and due,
we think, to two causes.
First, that a number of
parents and relatives of the
children are better able to
take the responsibility be
cause they have WPA jobs
and can afford things that
once were impossible.' Ano
ther reason for which we
are very proud, is that a
goodly number of our
children have sq pleased
the friends they stayed
with last summer or the
summer before, that they
have asked to have them
again this summer. Noth
ing gives a lonely child
more lasting joy than to be
wanted more than once.
Our big boys and girls
are already looking for
jobs that they may earn
some money with which to
return to school next year.
The middle size ones are
hoping *to make even a lit
tle that they may not be
dependent next year for
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begins Deration
Operatio* was scheduled
to begin todky at the pipe
block plant located here.
Jesse Autrey is in* charge.
a The buildMg which hous
es the platfphas been com
pleted except for the boiler
room whicE|is now under
constructioiffi/ The building
is located o§fthe block own
ed by the Farmers Federa
tion and is M by 100 feet.
All equfJpreYit' has been
installed Apcept the vats
for blocks after
they have. f been sawed.
Three size| of saws will
complete tap blocking pro
cess. saws will
rip the tcrtgh burls into
slabs, rip sajifc will cut them
a second tme and shaper
saws will ©complete the
blocks, JR
After thet blocks are cut
and shapedfflbey are boiled
for ten hoxifs, then crated
and dried Jput for thirty
days beforopghipment. Spe
cially con ‘st r u cted hand
trucks will be used to move
the materiafcfrom one type
of machinery to another in
the process of operation.
Work was scheduled to
begin Thursday morning,
and it is eJfyected that ap
proximately: 25 men will be
employed* i*f the plant, and
five or sixfadditional men
are employed to locate the
material art.) truck it in to
the plant.
There is already a con
siderable amount of the
burls on hand to begin
work, and it is expected
that hauling will begin
again this week. It is esti
mated that around ten tons
can be cq,t gand delivered
each day. L >
This amount of material
will keep the'plant adequ
ately supplied as the capa
city is about ten thousand
blocks per day. Each ton
will yield from 800 to 1000
Mr. Autrey has been
away for the past week
studying methods of ope
ration and general set up
of the plants. He says that
local labor will be employed
in the plant. Mr. Autrey
also stated that he would
be glad for anyone who has
any of the Kalmia latifolia
roots suitable for use in the
pipe manufacture to notify
officials of the company.
The blocks cut at the
plant here (the Southern
Briar Pipe Plant) will be
shipped to New 7 York for
manufacture into fine pip
es. The briars formerly
used for this purpose were
imported from Europe and
the supply has now been
cut off because of the war.
Mrs. Joe Silver of Cane
Branch is ill at her home.
Miss Nancy Ellen Mc-
Peters, daughter of Mr.
and Mi's. Joe McPeters of
Low Gap and W. M. Mc-
Neill of Burnsville were
married in Spartanburg, S.
C. on Saturday, January 25.
Mr. McNeill, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McNeill
of Marion and is employed
as secretary in the local
WPA county office.
T. T. Anglin representa
tive in the county for the
Asheville Production Cred
it Loan Association attend
ed _the meeting pf stock
holders and officials held in
Asheville last Thursday.
The report made at the
meeting showed an unusu
ally good business during
the past year and a fine
record for the Association.
The record for Yancey
county was complimented
especially since there had
been no loss to the associa
tion in the. repayment of
loans. In the district the
loss was less than .3 of 1 per
cent. 4
Increased business for
the association during the
coming year was predicted
by officials.
A bright outlook for live
stock farmers in 1941 is in
dicated by the increased
defense activity, says Prof.
E. H. Hostetler, State Col
lege animal husbandman,
“People eat more meat
when they are working and
earning regularly,’’ he
pointed out, “and the farm
er who combines livestock
production with cotton or
tobacco growing will bene
fit the most.”
Prof. Hostetler says that
the re-employment will
help the livestock-cotton
farmer in two ways, name
ly: Workers can utilize
more cotton, and they can
consume more of the live
stock products that are
produied through the feed
ing of cottonseed by-pro
In this connection, the
State College leader cited
a recent estimate that one
hour’s wage received by the
average American will buy
2.1 pounds of beef, where
as the same amount of lab
or will earn an Englishman
only 1.4 pounds of beef, a
German 0.9 of a pound, and
a Russian 0.3 of a pound—
when meat is available at
any price.
“The .c basic 1941 farm
outlook indicates that re
ductions in unemployment,
coupled with increased
earnings of those who have
not been classed as unem
ployed, should raise the de
mand by consumers for
such farm products as
meat, dairy and poultry
products, vegetables and
some fruits. Our North
Carolina cotton and tobac
co farmers might as well
face these facts and diver
sify their operations,” Hos
tetler declared.
In conclusion, the animal
husbandman suggested
that farmers get in touch
with their county farm
agents and discuss with
these representatives of
the State College Erten
sion Service the best, types
of livestock to raise for the
particular community in
which they live.
Bobby Crowley is ill of
Sevaral of the Coveys
are ill of flu at their home
in East Burnsville.
A regional Sunday school
conference for this district
will be held with the First
Baptist church in Asheville
on Thursday, February 6.
The meeting will begin at
9:30 a. m. and continue till
4:30 p. m.
This meeting has been
■ arranged close by in order
that more of our officers,
teachers and leaders may
attend. This will be a great
meeting and we hre hope
• ful that a large number of
' our superintendents and
their co-workers will go.
L. L. Morgan, State Sun
day School secretary, will
•be in charge of the pro
i gram and this has been
l planned with the thought
in mind of helping our
workers to meet the needs
of our Sunday schools.
<H. G. Bailey, Moderator,
Yancey County Baptist
Sunday School Conven
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, (By The County Agent)
L A meeting of the county
! and township commitlee
■ men of Yancey County will
: be held at the court house
•in Burnsville Saturday,
■ Feb. Ist at 9 a. m. Repre
sentatives for the AAA of
: flee, State College,-Raleigh,
[ will be at the meeting to
\ discuss the rovisions of the
■ 1941 Soil Conservation Pro-.
! gram.
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Over 700 tons of Agrieulr
i tural limestone has already
■ been delivered to the farms
■ of the county by truck and
other orders have been
■ taken at the county agent’s
I offiee for around 1500 tons
ito date. Indications are
leading toward a much lar
ger tonnage of limestone in
Yahcey County during
1941. A prompt and reason
able farm delivery service
is available this year which
will be a big saving to the
Forest tree seedlings are
available through the TVA
for planting for soil erosi
on control. A $15.00 allow
ance has been set up for'
each farm on the 1941 Soil
Conservation Program for
tree planting alone. All ap
plications not yet submit
ted should be filed at the
county agent’s office at
The cotton mattress pro
gram is making progress
in the county. Around one
thousand mattresses have
been made to date. Those
who have not made applica
tion for a mattress and ex
pect to get one through the
program should file appli
cation at once at the county
agent’s office, at any mat
tress center or with a AAA
committeeman. All applica
tions have to be approved
at the State office before
mattresses are made, there
fore, applications should all
be filed early in order to
have no delay. ..y
Mrs. Guy JJcKinney is
i visiting relatives in King
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At the present time the
lumber business in the co
unty is good, with most of
the mills running at full
capacity and a good supply
both of sawed lumber and
logs on hand.
The Roberts - JTohnson
mil', located opposite Banks
Brothers store in West
Burnsville has approxi
mately 400,000 feet of logs
and 250,000 feet of sawed
lumber on hand. The mill
handles hard wood only.
In addition to sawing
boards, the mill recently in
stalled machinery for saw
ing dimension blocks for
shipment to chair factories.
The demand for this is un
usually good and a consid
erable amount of the logs
are sawed up for this.
Logs are bought from
private owners and almost
all come from within the
county where some of the
finest hardwood in the en
tire section is found.
Ed Roberts and H. W.
Johnson of Green Mtn. are
owners and operators of
the mill and twenty men
are now employed by the
The Penland and Ayers
mill located lVz miles East
of Burnsville not only saws
the logs into lumber but
also has a planer for dress
ing the htmberr"
their lumber goes into hard
wood flooring, etc.
Mills located in other sec
tions of the county are re
ported fb be in full opera
tiofi with a good demand
fpr lumber.
The service station on
the West Main street form
erly leased to the Standard
Oil. Company has now been
leased to A. T. Cox of Glen
Alpine who has the Repub
lic Gas and Oil agency for
this district.
All tanks and equipment
have been installed and tho
station will probably opt't
for business this week.
Frank English will be the
operator in charge.
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January 29, 1926
C. C. Carroway was here
from Spartanburg for a
few hours on Wednesday.
Mrs. W. O. Griffeth who
has been very ill of flu is
now much improved.
Mrs. Homer Peterson is
visiting in Asheville this
week. '
W. M. Hensley of Bald
Creek has been visiting re
latives in Gaffney, S. C.
A number of the high
school students are enter
ing the preliminary recita
tion contest Which will be
held soon. The two best
speakers will go to Bald
Creek and speak in the fin
The weather continues to
be very cold. Snow flurries
have fallen for the part
few days.
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