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VOLUME SIX
Many Attend County,
Wide Patriotic Rally
The county wide patrio
tic rally which was held j
at the court house Monday j
evening brought together
a-representative group o f
citizens from all sections
of the county.
H. G. Bailey, chairman
of the Red Cr?iss Chapter
presided and Judge J.
Will Pless made the prin
cipal address. Rev. Paul
H. Merkle gaye the invo
cation and Mrs. Watson
Williams read a paper
on Jthe needs of the Red
Cross.
In his address
Pless paid high , tribute to
the men in the armed for
ces and predicted that we
would surely win the con
flict. He stressed the fact,
however, that this is not:
some one elses war but |
our own and that- all of usj
must help. “No one can,
do our duty for us,” he:
continued “but we must 1
recognize our individual
responsibility and carry
on part of the task.”
Miss Catherine Stewart,
district representative o f
the American Red Gross,
spoke briefly and plans
were then announced for
the drive for emergency
war relief funds.
For this special drive
with a county quota of
SIOOO.OO, V. J. Goodman
was named chairman-,- E. j
N. Stamey, vice chairman;
R. N. Scdtt, treasurer ami
C. E. Briggs, secretary.
Mr. Goodman named
the following township
chairmen: Burnsville, G. i
L. Hensley, G. C. Hunter;!
Cane River, Earl W. Wil
son, Mrs. Harmon Peter
son ; Pensacola, Wayne
Ray; Prices Creek, v Silas
Hensley; Brush Creek, S.
B. Randolph; Green Mtn.,!
T. A. McKinney, D. C.-j
Bailey ; Jacks Creek, Luke
Laughrun; Egypt, Hasket
Hensley, Paul Higgins;
Crabtree, R. N. Silver;
South Toe, Luther M, Rob
inson; Ramseytown, R. E.
Holloway.
One means of raising
funds will be the collection
of scrap metal which is
now so urgently needed. I
The Farmers Federation
has offered space for pil
ing the metal, and a num
ber of farmers have al
ready begun collection of
the material. Funds from
the sale of this will be
turned over to the Red
Cross fund.
Cash donations will also
be made, and anyone who'
wishes to. contribute may;
contact aiiy" member of
the committee named
above, or any member of
the executive committee.
. Plans have also been 1
made for knitting and sew
ing, and Miss Dorothy
Turner has been named
chairman for this. Mrs.
H. G. Bailey was named
sewing chairman, Mrs. H.
G. Fletcher, knitting chair- j
man, Mrs. Dover Fouts,|
secretary and Mrs. R. A.
Charles, chairman of gar-j
ment cutting.
THE YANCEY RECORD
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
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SUB. RATES: SI.OO YEAR.
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GLEN GARDNER of Cane
River who is pitcher with
; Chicago Cubs. He will re
port February 15 for his
spring training. He recent
tly visited friends and rela
tives in the county.
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PROCLAMATION^
‘ For that whereas the Defense Industry is in need
of scrap metals; and whereas there is an enormous
amount of serap metals throughout the entire country
which patriotic citizens are willing to contribute for the
benefit of our Country;
And whereas a movement has been inaugurated to
collect scrap metals and the Board of County Commis
sioners of Yancey County being desirous of joining in
said movement and encouraging the citizens of Yancey
County who have scrap metals to join in said campaign;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Com
missioners of Yancey County do hereby proclaim the
week of January 21, 1942 to January 28, 1942, as. scrap
1 metals week for Yancey County, urging the citifcetis bf
said County to cooperate fully in said campaign.
This the 21st day of January, 1942.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
of Yancey County. __ j
NEW ASSISTANT FARM
AGENT IS NAMED
Harold H. Higgins of
Sparta, N. C., has accepted
the position of assistant
county farm agent of Yan
cey county. He will report
| for work about February
15. *
Mr. Higgins was reared!
on a large beef cattle and
I sheep farm in Grayson
county, Virginia, and is a
graduate of Virginia Poly
technic Institute. Since
graduation he has been a
vocational agriculture tea
cher at Sparta, where he
has worked in close coop
eration with the county
agent there. He has help
ed extensively in the or
| ganization of the Allegh
eny wool and lamb" pool
! that has meant much t o
the farmers of that area.
PERMITS GRANTED
FOR TIRES AND TUBES
i The tire rationing boarjd
i met on Thursday evening
and approved applications
for the purchase of tires
and tubes as follows: /
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Charlie Dellinger,- 1
truck tire, 1 tube; Donald
Banks, 1 truck tire, 1 tube;
Jack Patton, 1 truck tire,
1 tube; W. 0. Buchanan, 1
truck tire, 1 tube; Royce
Perry, 1 auto 1 auto
tube.
Mrs. Ebb Mclntosh is ill
of flu at her home.
Miss Fay Buck who is
jattending Cecil’s Business
| College is home for a week.
BURNSVILLE, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 1942
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SCOUTS ADVANCE AT
COURT OF HONOR
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The Boy Scout Court of
Honor of the Toe River
District was held in Pine
ola -on Tuesday evening.
Scout Executive A: W. Al-;
len was in charge.
T. G. Ellis, scoutmaster
lof the Burnsville troop,
! and several members o f
! the troop attended the
i meeting.
Among these presented
by T. A. New as tender
foot scouts were David
Cheadle, Edward Buckner,
Harold Butner and Edw-j
ard Metcalf. Charles:
Clarke received merit bad-;
ges for + Jiookbinding and
handcraft.
The scoutmasters of the;
district a150... met at Pine-;
ola and discussed the five
month’s program of emer
gency service planned for
scouts. Details of this;
will be announced later.
j “ART IN THE SCHOOL”
[ DISCUSSED AT P. T. A.
MEETING
Mrs. Justice Presents
Program
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The January meeting of
the Burnsville Parent-Tea
cher association was held
:at the school building on
Tuesday evening. Mrs. H.
G. Bailey presided.
The program subject
was “Art in the School”,
and was presented in a
very thorough and inter- 1
esting manner by Mrs.i
Hubert Justice. She read!
a paper and illustrated!
each step in art instruc-j
tion with work which the
students had done.
Following this part o f
the program, art work of
each grade and cartoons
on preparedness by the
Sociology cjass in high!
school were displayed. An'
exhibit of other material
was also attractively ar
ranged for inspection at
the conclusion of the
meeting.
Another attractive fea
ture was the posing of:
famous pictures by prim-,
ary students, Tommy King
as the “Boy in the Torn
Hot,” Mary Lynn Fletcher
as the “Strawberry Girl”
and Mary Lou Fox as “Age
of Innocence”, Misses
Hope Bailey and Mary
Covey sang “Trees.”
During the business ses
sion reports from commit
tees were hea#d.„ Mrs.
Sam Huskins stated that
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Unusual Andirblis made on the Boone Forge in Burns
ville by Daniel Boone.
DANIEL BOONE MAK
ES UNUSUAL'
ANDIRONS A
Daniel Boone recently
made the andirons shown
above when a client told
him she wanted something
unusual and attractive.
The andirons weigh ap
proximately 50 pounds:
apiece and are 28 inches!
tall. Unusual features
are the swinging trivet
grill with attractive
pattern in grill work and
the crane and pot which
also swing to different
positions: ,5
The balls are forged out
of-aolid wrought iron, and!
the drop rings are forged
from 16 small "pieces of
steel. The supporting
base is all one piece with
the end turned back to
make the scrub work.
MEN IN SERVICE.
i CALLED TO COLORS
Royce Perry who has j
been county F. S. A. super- i
visor for the past year,
has received orders from
the 4th corps area head
quarters to report to camp
Wheeler, Ga. on January
25th.
Mr. Perry received his
commission as 2nd lieuten
ant in the R. 0. T. C. at
N. C. State College. His
home is in Boone.
J. C. Lynn of Asheville,
western district farm ag
ent of the N. C. extension
service, has been notified
to report on January 27
for active duty with the >
U. S. Army.
Mr. Lynn is a member of
the Officers’ Reserve Cor
ps and will report to Fort
McClellan, Ala.
F. R. Fajrnham, assistant
dairy specialist with the
; extension service, will suc
ceed Mr. Lynn.
j plans had been made for
! planting the campus of the
new high school building
and asked that
tions of shrubs, bulbs, etc.,’
be made, '
B. M. Tomberlih announ
ced that in compliance
with the defense program
for high schools, the boys
of the Junior and Senior
classes would be given a
phvsical examination and
would take a first aid
course. The girls will be
given courses in home
nursing.
The attendance banner
was awarded to Mrs. Ollie
S. Young’s second grade.
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COUNTY AGENT’S
FARM NOTES
Poultry Short Course
And Egg Show
Yancey County is host
j county for this annual ev
,ent that is sponsored by
j the N. C. Extension Ser
> vice Poultry Staff to aid
in the development of the
poultry industry through
out the state. This short
course will be held at the
I Burnsville High School
Auditorium Monday, Jan
uary 26th, 1942 for the
.following counties: Avery,
! Mitchell, McDowell, Bun
combe, Madison and Yan
,cey. ’
The meeting starts at
10:00 A. M. with the morn
ing being devoted to talks
by poultry specialists o n
poMry -probtemr awf con
ditions.
The program follows:
10:00 “Meeting our quo
ta for poultry and eggs in
1942” by C. F. Parrish, Ex-
{ tension Poultryman.
i 10:30 “Poultry situation
in N. C.—or Home Flock
Management” by Dr. R. S.
Dearst/ne, Head Poultry
Dept. N. C. State College.
11:00 “Our Poultry Bre-;
eding Problems” by C. J.
Maupin, Extension poul
tryman.'
11:30 “Production and
handling of High Quality
Poultry Products” by T. T.
Brown, Extension poultry
man.
12:00 to 1:1& Lupch.
1:15 to 2:30, Round table
discussion of poultry prob
lems.
2:30 to 3:30, Discussions,
Egg Show.
Valuable prizes will be
offered for the best dozen
white shelled and brown
shelled eggs.
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FARMERS FEDERA
TION TO HAVE SCRAP
METAL PILE FOR
RED CROSS “
A Red Cross pile for the
collection of scrap metal j
land old rubber will be
Maintained at the Burns
ville warehouse of the Far
mers Federation, accord
ing to manager Norman
Barnett.
The people of Yancey
County can leave their
scrap metal and old rubber
material at the Farmers
Federation any time, Mr.
Barnett said, and when I
the accumulation is sold to'
government-licensed deal
ers the proceeds will be:
turned over entirely to
the Red Cross.
>futeEß TWENTY-FIVE
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Annual Report of Avery,
Yancey Health Department
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STAMPS ON SALE AT
ALL COUNTY POST
OFFICES
The Federal Use tax on
! motor vehicles is now in
i effect, and—the stamps are
|on sale at offices
in the county.
,; The stamps cost $2.09
and are good till June 30.
Stamps must be purchas
. ed and affixed to motor
vehicles by Feb. 1.
In December the sale of
| defense bonds and stamps
! amounted to $11,171, post
master G. L. Hensley has
i reported. T x his was far
ahead of previous months.
; To date in January the
“. sales are $5,043.75.
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■ FARM SECURITY HAS
! ANNUAL MEETING =~
: On Monday, January 19,'
‘1942, Farm Security Ad
i ministration Bor rowe rs,
■ Yancey County, held their
‘ first annual RR meetings
i; Approximately 175 people)
■ were present at the Yan
■ cey Theatre for the meet
ing.
Mack B. Ray, County,
' RR Supervisor, opened the;
3 j meeting by reviewing the j
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i which prizes were award
ed to the following fami
lies for keeping good farm
\and home record books
1 during 1941: -
Ist prize—Ransom Rid
jdle, SIO.OO, given by the
1 Northwestern Bank.
: i 2nd prize—Roy Mathas,|
■ $5.00 ? ; given by Bank’s
Bros.. Store.
| 3rd prize—Crockett Cas
l sida, $4.00, given by Ray
Howell’s Store.
4th prize—Robert Jar-;
rett, 200 lb. bag 5-7-5 ferti-!
lizer, £’iven by Farmers!
Federation. j
sth prize—Jim Dulaney,
$1.50 garden seeds, given:
by Micaville Exchange
6th prize—Coleman Gre-:
gory, 1 gal. house or barn
paint, given by B. B. Pen
land & Son. - ■*"' 1
7th prize—L. F. Law-:
hern, Bedspread, given by
J. W. Howell & Son.
Bth prize—Paul Smith, 1
bag flour, given by Reece
1 Mclntosh Grocery.
9th prize—George King,
Churn, given by W. M.
! Street Store.
10th prize—Z. P. King,
milk pail, given by How
ell’s Store.
11th prize—Clyde Dun
j can, wash tub and board,
given by DoVe Adkins
Store.
12th prize—W. J. Fox,)
milk pail, given by Edge’s
Grocery Store.
13th prize—Bill Wheel
er, Box Lice Powder, given
by Robertson Drug Store.
14th prize—Alf Sparks,
1 yr. subscription to Yan
cey Record.
15th prize—Isaac Fox,
First Aid Kit, given by
Pollard’s Drug Store. .
j 16th prize—Joe Honey
cutt, 1 yr. subscription to
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Work among school
children of the Avery-
Yancey Health Depart
ment during 1941 to raise
the general health, and
prevent the spread of dis
ease, a health program for
infant and preschool child
ren, Immunizations again
st disease, and laboratory
tests were among the var
ied activities of the De
partment last year.
A total of 1153 wasser
; mans (blood tests for syp
hilis) were taken, 414 ur
inanalysis, 35 tests for
tuberculosis, 12 diptheria
cultures, 1 ; gonorrhea 48,
and 36 specimen of water
were examined. There
were 61 cases of venereal
disease under supervision,
and 1336 treatments giv
en. Avery hnd Yancey
counties show the lowest
rate of venereal disease
in the State.
! There was a total o f
255 cases of communicable
disease under supervision
during the year:
| Diptheria, 7 with n o
deaths; Measles, 89 with
; no deaths; Whooping cou
igh, 101 with three deaths.
diptheria were
on the increase in the Sta
|te during 1941, and Yan
jcey and. Avery, counties
j had the lowest rate o f
in the ■■*
• Immunizations
Immunizations during
1941 totaled as follows:
Diptheria, 1,552; Typh
oid, 4,154; Smallpox, 397;
Whooping Cough, 455.
A total of 502 tubercu
lin tests were made with
383 negatives and 119 pos
itive reactions. 223 were
given x-ray examinations
in the clinics held in the
District. Some few are
ion the waiting list, at San
jatorium for treatment and
care at the present time.
;10 patients have already
been admitted to Sanator
| ium for care during the
year. A total of 278 home..
I visits were made to tuber
cular patients by the nur
i ses during 1941.
U. Prenatal clinics are held
each month in each coun
ty. A total, of 188 prena
tals were admitted to ser
vice during 1941. Y Out of
1400 births
two years we have had
only one maternal death
reported. This is a fine re
cord for any District.
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PRISON CAMP WILL
BE CLOSED
Prison camps in Trans
ylvania and Yancey coun
ties are being closed tem
porarily as part of the ec
onomy program instituted
by the state highway and
public works commission.
There are 86 white men
in the camp at Cane River.
Prisoners in the two
camps will be transferred
to other sections.
The Yancey county
camp has long been known
as one of the best manag
ed camps in the state sys
tem.
    

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