THE YANCEY RECORD VOLUME SIX SUB. RATES: $1.00 YEAR. ‘DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY” BURNSVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1941 NUMBER NINETEEN United States at War With Japan, Germany And Italy Unexpected Attack of Jap-; BULLETIN anesc Causes Disastrous Damage to Pearl Germany and Italy de- Harhor dared war on the United -States today (Thursday). Congress Declares War On They were “forced into it” Japan Monday by the action of the U. S.. and BALD CREEK LODGE MEETS; ELECTS OFFICERS The United State: Japan are at war. For the past four days the thoughts of all Amen-i cans have been turned to - the series of events that! Creek Lodge No, have taken place in the Pac-i^^"^ ^ ific-latest battle ground | regular communication at of the mighty world con-|fl^e Lodge hall on Satur- flict. Some of the develop-Ulay? Dec. 6. ments in brief are: i The election of the fol- At dawn on Sunday Jap-.Towing officers for the en- anese fighter and bombing suing year was held: Max planes attacked Pearl Har bor, the U. S. naval strong hold in the Hawaiian Is lands, causing untold da- Proffitt, W. M.; R. E. Eng- lich, S. W.; Levi Ballard, J. W.; A. P. Hensley, treas urer; W. T. Tomberlin, sec- WELDON BURLESON IS FIRST WAR CASUALTY Killed “In Defense of His Conntry” WELDON BURLESON Hickam Field, Hawaii December 7, 1941 LACK OF FARM GAR DENS COSTS COUNTY $.34,047. mage to the harbor and h’etary. Remaining officers ships, and some casualties.!appointed by the Hickam Field, the air base^^^®^®^ ^ future date. . near Honolula, was also!. The lodge was fortunate! attacked with a fearful loss having, the mp^^LERS TO OFFER of men and planes. An ho^^ored guests, Thomas pQjj ‘FOOD FOR estimated 350 men were past grand masteriGARDENS’ killed and 300 or 40Q woun-^^f the grand lodge of Nor- ded. Approximately 200 Collections of seed for: Farm people of Yancey planeswere putoutof com-; McCon^eU clLtnct deputy Gar- County rob their pocket- mission and much damage dens in 1942 Gardens” will: books, as well as their heal- was done to the hangars other visitnr^t^e offered by seed dealers th, when they fail to grow from Joti A Nichols X i throughout the State, ac- a garden, says L. P. Wat- Srw M oi the West As ‘o L. P. Watson son. Extension hortieultur- tne w. IVI. 01 tne. west Niswonger, Ex- ist of N. C. J3t^te .College. tension horticulturists of To prove his point, the ag- N. C. State College. Seven ricultural leader presents at Hickam Hawaii Field, Many Boys From Yancey County In Pacific Area JUNIOR RED CROSS Many Yance^' County boys are now on duty in The death of Weldon The Junior Red Cross is i the far east. The following Burleson of Banks Creek 100 percent in Burnsville!list is not complete but is ATTENTION EX- SERVICE MEN and field. The city of Honolula was also bombed with great, destruction and loss of life. be\ille lodgt^ uiHi W. B. Three hours after the first Ferguson, past district de attack, Japan declared war P^fy gi’and master of the on the United States. Blackmer lodge, Weaver- In quick succession at- were also present, tacks were made on t h e English crown colony ot "’’’h he held cuuniy Xt'ZfZ; S '=• 1" SX“'n; settlement of Shanghai was dealers about the same ser- value of all the farm gar- seized, and attacks were vice. den.s in the county, as esti- made on the Philippine Is- NOTICE Every North Carolina mated to the census-takers .+ A fu f' ^— farm family has been re-;by the farm people them- It is also reported that Despite many rumors no quested to grow a home selves, totaled $302,805. the small islands of Wake casualties have been offi- garden as a part of their That is an average value and Guam, stepping stones cially reported in the coun- contribution to the Nation- per garden of $117. from the Hawaiian Islands^ except that of Weldon wide “Food for Freedom”. By multiplying the aver- wholesale seed distributors the following facts and fig- have been asked to quote ures: “a X'ic‘'imita!raHon of garden .seed The 1940 census showed A public installation ot, farms in this [agents of the Extension county had a garden, but in the Japanese attack on School. Hickam field in Hawaii on Sunday was announced Wednesday in a message from the United States War department to his' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Hen- i*y W. Burleson. Mr. Burleson was born and reared in Yancey county. He attended Clear- mont high school and Mary ville College, Maryville, Tenn. Mr. Burleson served in the U. S. Marine Corps for 4 years, during which time; he saw duty in many for eign countries. Shortly af ter his discharge from ser vice in the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. For the past two years he has been sta tioned at Hickam Field. i In addition to his parents' a brother and two sisters, also survive: George L. Burleson of Banks Creek, and Mrs. Ethel Ledford and Mrs. Faye Grisom, both of Gastonia. This was the first Wes tern North Carolina casu alty reported in the war. Western Union Telegram Wa .F.i'iigtoi'i, D. C. Dec. 8, 1941 H. Grady Bailey, Chm. Provisions have now been made whereby World War Veterans who served any time from October 6, 1917, to July 2, 1921, in the mili tary or naval forces of the United States, and who applied or were el- gible to apply for a year ly renewal term “war time” insurance or Uni ted States Government life “converted” insur ance may now make ap plication for reinstate ment. I will be glad to assist any World War Veteran in applying for this insurance. Dover R. Fouts, Ser vice Officer, American Legion. RED CROSS CALL FOR WAR RELIEF FUNDS U. S. NAVY Raleigh, Dec. 9—“The Yancey County American , United States is at war and Cross, the need for men in Ameri- Burnsville, N. C. ca’s fighting Navy is ur-' Again the American Red gent,” today asserted Lt.- Cross is called upon to serve Comdr. McFarland W. >“»■. "aWon i" war. Both Wood, officer-in-charge of nationally and locally we ; as nearly complete as this , paper could learn since hos- ; tilities began. Their loca tion of course, is a mattei' of conjecture but at last reports they were station ed as follows; Weldon Burleson, Air corps, Hickam Field, Ha waii. Killed in action, December 7. James Powell, Navy! Pearl Harbor. Fleet Hamby, Navy. Pearl Harbor. Pearson Riddle, Clyde Ray, Wake Island. Hershel and Clay Haney, Ralph Fender, Pearl Har bor. Fred Peterson, Honolulu. Pershing Williams, with ! Pacific fleet. Fletcher McCurry, Whee- 1 ler Field, Hawaii. Ray C. McCurry, Bellos Field or Hickanm Field, Hawaii. Vick Peterson, Wheeler Field. Burgess Fox, Wheeler Field. Leslie Peterson, in Phili ppines. Howard Williams, with Pacific fleet. I. B. Hensley, with Paci fic fleet. Arthur Peterson, with Navy recruiting in the Car- face vast and definite res- to the Philippines had been seized. The first word of the in itial attack reached the United States about 2:00 o’clock on Sunday after noon. The president con ferred with leaders of con gress and in the cabinet and called a session for 12:00 o’clock Monday. At this session of Con gress the president made a brief address, in part as follows: To the congress of the United States: Yesterday, December 7 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United Sta tes of America was sudden ly and deliberated attack-1 ed by naval and air forces of the empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the* maintenance of peace! in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oa hu, the Japanese ambassa dor to the United States and his colleague delivered; to the secretary of state a! formal reply to a recent' (Continued on jiage four) I FARM NOTES YANCEY COUNTY, V. cami^aign. To make it' age value per garden by easier for rural people to j the number of farms with- achieve this patriotic goal,lout a garden, it can be the two Extension horticul-i seen that the loss to the turists have compiled a list [county due to the failure of vegetable seed, together j of every farm family to garden totaled J Goodman, assistant ecu-;quanti-'have ny agent: Three register-; necessary to^$34,047. ed Guernsey bull calves: ^ from tested cows were plac- t ^ ed in Yancey county this; The dealers •' *' Fn TTrv»o> ..... ....... ..^1 Carolina farm peo- ™ this time of crisis. ' „ , , ^ XT.,,,,, ic ojij^as. ponsibilities for service tO; “Carolinians have always forces and^ for been foremost in defend- t’clief to distressed civilians., ing this country in time of provide essential funds i war and I am sure the peo- Cross today is launch-, pie of these two Southern 5.^^ ^ campaign for war; states will not fail to re- minimum of fifty! spond now,” he declared. . niillion dollars. The Presi-1 “During all the wars in'^^^nt will issue on Friday a’ , America’s history, the men supporting in North Carolina and Your chapter, event of enemy at- South Carolina have joined $1000. Chapters, tack, with full cooperation NOTICE A very iwportant meet ing of the Yancey Coun ty Defense Council will be held at the Farm Ag ent’s Office at f o u r o’clock P. M., December 12, 1941. Every member of the Council is urged to be present. Dover R, Fouts, Chair- the colors to fight off at-.^^^ fifteen percent of Philippine Government tackers. and a quick, large , their collections for loc- officials some months ago, vvaismi reported that rnuster of recruits is ex- war relief expenditures, ciiajrmaii Davis stated,and been the State totals show that Pected from the Carolinas Ch^Ptei's should at once de- the national Red Cross had ea in lancey county iniSj i • SI 868940 wac lo'st hv to help defend the nation luii eiioits to raising gent him supplies, includ- f“":Ubefed‘pa:k^Ses ^ farm pe'o^ in tbi.^time of cri,.. . farmer.: C. M. Deyton,:“ 1 beca^oT a l^k‘’“U NaU is relaxing ume. mease repon ,„ent,s for children. Eva- Green Mountain; J. Thp"^ collection incln i gardens. The census re-■ physical standards cuation schemes were com- Higgins, RamsSytown and:approximately 26 pou-'port shows that 247,127'enlist men between 17 and “A ‘h'S plete and had undergone C. C. Honeycutt, SioUx.j , jP , , k the 278276 fnviriQ in thp 49 vears of age in the re- rehearsal, horster cabled The_ calves werfe brought: tonMlState had a garden, leaving gnlar Navy or^ Naval Re- Norman H. Davis, two days ago. One plan in from Cabarrus county and will be used in promot- ing_ the better dairy cattle program in Yanqey county. cient quantity to. ^-uiuion, o— » i • i both fresh vegetables and 31,149 without a garden., f''™ Men with physical a supply for canning. The total value of all gar- : defects will be accepted if dens in the State was ‘be defects can be correct- U The seed, and the amount ’ ‘ftdod for a p-avHon to food . ^ SCHOOL NEWS A special section for school news has been re served on page 2 of this issue. Please look there for news from the schools of the county. Also^ please notef the time of presentation of the plays at both Burns ville and Bee Log High School have been chang ed. Instead of dates pre-. viously announced they will both be presented on Friday evening, Dec. 12. needed for a garden to feed a family of five, are Vfu*'*:value of $60 per garden.^ Applicants who have Honolulu were prepared to, Seven national staff of the Extensio?^ horticul-physical re- aid, evacuation! members of the American included establishment of Washington, D. C., Dec. a children’s evacuation hos- -American Red Cross pital, in addition to the ed after entrance into ser- chapters in Manila and in medical first aid stations. lajfcie vege- jeetions or who think they ^^d other problems of the; Red Cross were sent from :a)®e grown i^ight be rejected are asked civilian population follow-; Washington to the Philip- half-acr^ garden contact their nearest re- hig today’s air raids by the pine Islands to aid Forster, would cost the fai^i house- cruiting station. Japanese, Chairman Nor- and six national staff mem- bought at re- active men between H. Davis announced bers were sent to strength- One-tenth of ^he ages of 17 and 49 may today. [ en the Hawaii Red Cross, acre will produce an a definite step Twelve medical stations, Both chapters had been as- abundance of vegetables toward defending America equipped and with sured full cash grants to for one person. A family ^y applying at Navy re- doctor, nui*se and first aid meet any needs for shelter, of five therefore would^‘^tations in North personnel, were ready in medical aid, clothing and following vegetables: Bush, . porLtaT'beans; 2u”pou: "bkh cai^Agrown might be rejected are asked to the Jhilip- nds; bush snap beans, 5 ipounds; pole snap beans, .» , 12*/':. pounds; beets, 2‘A oun- bought at re- jees; cabbage, 1 ounce; car- prices, irots, 2U ounces; collards,will produce 1 ounce. 1 Cucumbers .slicing i, 2'- ounces; lettuce, 1 ounce; nge^an acreUor’ garfen Carolina at Raleigh, Char- the Philippine Islands, and food for evacuated or home- okra, 2>v ounces; field peas;^,^^ lotte, Greensboro, Sails- ten similar medical stations less populations. 21,2 pounds; garden peas,' ; i Continued on back page.) were on hand in Hawaii,' A cable received from ,21/2 pounds, peppers, ‘ ’ pounds; mustard, 5 ounces;: h® announced. Forster two days ago stdt- ounce; onions (sets), 5 tomatoes V-. ounce- and: hirs. R. E. Powell and Charles M. Forster, man- ed the chapter there had pints; kale, 2/2 ounces; turnips, 5 ounces. ’ ; Edwin Powell ager of the Philippine Red set up three medical stat- spinach, 2V2 ounces; squash,' ' ^ I of Spenser are visiting re- Cross, had begun prepara- ions in Manila, including 21'2 ouncas; sweet corn, I’-ii subscribe to the record' littives and friends here. tions for Red Cross relief the port area.