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VOLUME SEVEN SUB, RATES: SI.OO YEAR. BURNSVILLE, N. C. THU&iDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1942
Men In Service
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AVAILABLE FOR
SERVICE
The following men have
passed examinations here
and are now available for
induction into the army:
Brady Hedrick, Ramsey
town; Ervin Bradford, Bee
Log; Tillmar. McCurry,
Bee Log; Dock McCurry,
Windom; Charlie Forbes,
Newdale;
Wm. Gus Wilson, Burns
ville ; Glenn Mclntosh,
Burnsville rt 1; Woodrow
Ledford, Burnsville; Nir
am Haney, Bee Log; Clyde
Tipton, Bee Log;
Tillman Hensley, Swiss;
Bristo Wallace, Burnsville;
Avery Erman, Day Book;
• Welzie King, Cane River;
Philip Bailey* Toledo;
Herman Gurley, Celq;
Claude E. Dale, Green
Mtn.; Kenneth Autrey,
Pensacola; Lewis Butner,
Burnsville; James Wilson,
Bee Log;
Burges Higgins, Higgins
John W. Blankenship, Bur
nsville rt 1; Glenn Ray,
Burnsville; Joseph Wilson,
Ree Log; Ward Hilemon,
Toledo;
Gresham McPeters, Win
dom; Ralph Barnes, Swiss;
Claude Buchanan, Green
Mtn.; Floyd Elkins, Burns
ville; Cecil Renfro, Green
Mtn.; Claude Watts, Bee
Log;
Willie John Robinson,
Kona; Rothie Ogle, Cane
River; Alfred Ogle, Vixen;
Gus Proffitt, Cane River;
Gale Robinson, Boonford,
Avery Huskins, Newdale
Fred Beaver, L Windom;
Clyde Robertson, Lunday;
Grady Pittman, Burnsville
rt 1; Chas. Raymond Chri
sawn, Newdale;
Lewis Roland, Pensacola;
Roy Silver, Micaville; Mor
ris Adkins, Ramseytown;
Wm. Calloway, Pensacola;
Shelby Ray, Cane River;
Vernie Murphy, Busick;
Fred Tallent, Ramseytown
Frank Briggs, Burnsville;
Jay McCurry, Day Book;
Claude Thomas, Mica
ville; Charles Radford,
Cane River; Cecil Adkins,
Siour; Kenneth Hughes,
Burnsville;
Albert Tolley, Boonford;
Howard McGee, Windom;
Lee Curtis, Burnsville;
Linzie Buchanan, Newdale
John Wyatt, Micaville;
Troy Simmons, Hamrick
Delbert Robinson, Green
Mtn,; Francis Arrowood,
Cane River; Ralph Tilley,
Relief;
Lewis Grindstaff, Green
Mtn.; Frank Allen, Cane
River; Fred Phoenix, Cane
River; James Paul King,
Vixen;
Harold Robinson, Green
Mtn.; Vernon Gardner,
Burnsville; Roy Wilson,
Burnsville rt 2; Homer
Reterson, Day Book;
Oscar Riddle, Cane Riv
er; Sanford Hunter, Ram
seytown ; Mack Higgins,
Cane River; James Hig
gins, Higgins.
The next gioup of men
will leave the county in
early October. Not a#> of
the above listed men will
THE YANCEY WOl
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
go at that time, probably,
but they will be called with
in the next'few weeks.
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| IN SOLOMON ISLANDS
John Ledford of the U.
j S. Marine Corps is now ser
ving on Guadalcanal Island
' in the Solomon group, ac
• cording to a V. letter re
-1 cei.ed here this week by
■ friends. Ledford joined
the Marine Corps in Feb.
■| 1942. He is the son of Mr.
. and Mrs. Curtis Ledford;
" of Cane River.
■I
I MAX YELTON HERE
ON LEAVE
; Max Yelton, son of Mr. 1
; and Mrs. Rex Yelton of!
; Paint Gap, left Wednesday:
to return to duty with the
; Navy after spending three
i days here with his parents.
,;He is serving with the Pa
cific fleet and has been in
J the navy for 4 years.
Lee, another son of
; and Mrs. Yelton who has
■ i been in the air corpps, is'
Jalso at home. •
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!|SAM BYRD BENNETT
COMPLETES PRE
FLIGHT TRAINING
| Sam Byrd Bennett com
pleted his pre flight train
ing at Maxwell Field, Ala.,
,on August 22 and is pow
taking advanced training
in the army air corps,
, Earl Bailey, son of Mr.
• and Mrs. M. M. Bailey, who
• is in the U. S. army has
been home on a ten day
, furlough.
; Lt. Gene Bowyer has ar
[ rived safely in Great Brit
. ain, according to a message
received by Mrs. Bowyer
. hore.
Frank. King, son of Mr.
: and Mrs. R. A. King of
Burnsville, has landed saf
ely in England according
•to a cable received this
1 week.
: His address is:
Pvt. Frank King 3412 3973
■ 366th Bomb Sq. 305 Bomb l
• APO 640 6 P
• c. Postmaster, New York
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Mrs. Hobart Wilson has
; received word that her
; brother has arrived safely
;in England. Pvt. Paul W.
1 Harrell joined the army in
May 1942. He received his
basic training in New
York then was sent over
1 seas. The message receiv
-1 ed was one of the new “V”
letters.
I
i Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Fen
der have received word
, that their son, Cpl. Thomas
Guss Fender has arrived
safely in England and he
, likes it fine. His address
is:
■ Cpl. Thomas Guss Fender
Co. E. 346 Engs. A. S. N.
34300342 APO 871 c.
Postmaster New York
1 Yancey Record:
Just a line to let you
know I have changed my
1 address, I have been re
| ceiving your paper for the
■ past three months, and I
(Continued on page four)
COUNTY AGENT’S !
FARM NOTES
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Any farmer desiring 1
TVA forest tree seedlings t
for next spring planting!;
should call at or write the, i
County or Assistant Coun-T
ty Agent for application 1 1
blanks. The TVA has for 1
planting, to control erosion
the following species : <
White Pine, Pitch Pine, i
Shortleaf Pine, Black LLo- 1
cust, and Yellow' Poplar.
The tree seedlings should 1
be planted 1000 to the acre;
or spaced 6 feet by 7 feet.;
After applications are!
;sent in, the County Agent
|or TVA Forester will visit (
j the farm and go over the
; site with the operator.!
| There is no charge for !
these tree seedlings, as in
i previous years, provided
they are used for erosion 1
controlwork. Also, throu
gh the AAA Farm Pro
gram Forestry Practice, a
farmer may earn Up to
$15.00 per farm at the rate 1
of $2.25 per acre for plant- h
| ing these seedlings. This 1
jis separate and above his: <
| regular farm units earned :
; for payment. ! <
j '
James and Jean Gardner
! of Riverside, have obtained
a good grade Hereford
Bull calf for their’ 4-H club
Baby BeejLproject for thej
coming year. This calf
will be fed and cared for
by the Gardner Brothers ■
and entered in the 4-H 1
Club Baby Beef show and 1
sale in the fall of 1943. h
They will keep a record of ; :
its weight, feed costs, la- 1
bor, etc. for their club pro- 1
ject.
BALD CREEK GLEE
CLUB
The Bald Creek Glee club
met and organized on Sept.
16. The name selected for
the club is the Happy Song
sters.
Officers elected were:
, President, Louise Proffitt;
secretary, Dot Robinson;
Treasurer, Willie Lou Pro-
Iffitt; librarian, Mary C.
Severs; reporter, Evelyn
Peterson.
Robert Morris Styles is
now stationed at Norfolk,
Va. His address is: Pla
toon 483, N 0 B N T S,
Norfolk.
SUGAR
Those who have not re
ceived their canning sugar
certificates for the last
canning registration must
do so before the first of
October as the expiring
date is September 30, 1942.
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MARK BENNETT HOME
FROM BERMUDA
Mark W. (Bennett who
has been in Bermuda for
the past several months asj
an electrician with the U.l
S. construction force there 1
is at home fpr a vacation.,
He is the soj of Dr. and
Mrs. WJ L. E|ennett.
Before goijhg to Bermu
da, Mr. Bennett was con
nected with the Northwest
Carolina Utilities and with
the French »road Electric
corporation, i He and Mrs.
Bennett resided in Mars
Hill. 4
PROPERTY IS PUR
CHASED BY BUSI
NESS MEN :
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R. N. Scott, B. B. Pen
land, B. R. Penland and
Luther Ayers have pur
chased three buildings of
the Carolina! New' College
property from W. W. Hem
nessee." . : i
The property purchased
by the group of business
men includesjthe two brick
buildings formerly used as
dining hall a|d shop build
ing, and the) cottage adja
cent to them*
GETS CONTRACT SOR
CLEANSER
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The Saffcfrd Company
here, headed by Col. James
O. Safford jtfid manufac
tures of closer products,
has been awarded a con
tract for 300,000 pounds of
cleanser by the Navy De
partment. This is the
fourth contract for the
products that the manufac
turing company has had
from the navy, in addition
to orders from business
firms. ,*■
YANCEY BOYS DON’T T.Tirr
NAZIS - OR EVEN IMITATION
I
Yancey county boys just
don’t like Nazis—not even
make-belief ones as a re
cent event in Charlotte
proved. The story was re
ported in the Charlotte
News, and was illustrated
with a picture of the ma
rine and the soldier who
“did something about it”.
One day last week two
young Charlotte men de
cided, as a bond promotion
stunt, to dress up in Nazi
uniforms and parade along
the uptown streets.
The uniforms had been
received to be used in the
General Pershing parade
and w , ere authentic, with
the sloping Nazi cap and
red and white Swastika
around the left arm.
It took a lot of persua
sion, the paper stated, to
get the two men into the
uniforms and qut on the
streets. It would take
even more to get them to
do it again, as they still
remember the tough little
private and the tough big
Marine who finally stopped
them.
The men started their
walk around the streets,
and it created quite a bit of
excitement. “Ladies al
most dropped packages,
R. A. CHIARLES AND
FAMILY TO ERWIN
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Char
les and their daughter,;
Hope, left this week for ;
•Erwin, Tenn. where they;
will reside. Mr. Charles!
'has resumed employment'
with the C. & O. Rail
way there'.
J RESIGNS PASTORATE
HERE
»
Rev. Paul H. Merkle who
j has been pastor of the
Burnsville Presbyterian
church and other churches
in the Yancey County Par-:
ish, has sent his resigna
tion to the Presbyterian
Board.
J Rev. Merkle had served
I as pastor here for the past
two years and his work
• throughout the county has
j been unusually successful, j
! He is a graduate of Prin
ceton Theological Semi-
I nary.
DECORATION
1 j
There will be a decora
tion vat the Byrds Chapel
cemetery, Ramseytown on
Sunday afternoon at 2:00
o’clock.
Bascombe Ray of Bol
ens Creek is very 1 ill at his
home.
BILLY BROOKS WILSON
VERY ILL
i ..
Billy Brooks Wilson, 13
year old son of Mr. and
;Mrs. Brooks Wilson of Pen-;
“•sacola is seriously ill in the;
f ;Norburn hospital, Ashe
: ville.
II
‘I Mr. and Mrs. Ed Banner
s I visited relatives in Erwin
Sunday.
| cars slowed and_arms poin
ted. Storekeepers stood in
front of their establish
ments and called to one an- 1
other. A traffic cop beck-;
oned to an officer on a
motorcycle. Two or three’
soldiers stopped, turned
and followed. Kids follow
ed, shouting at the ‘Napis’.t
Very soon a large crowds
had closed in.
“Then a chunky U. S.
army private and a lanky
U. S. Marine decided to
take things in their own
hands. They grabped the
two “Nazis” and held them
till the officers arrived in
a few seconds.
“The reporter who had
thought of the plan ex
plained everything to Pri
vate J. M. Blankenship of
the U; S. army and to Pri
vate 1 Seth Boyd Angel of
the U. S’. Marines. Or ra
ther, he tried to. But Pri-;
vates Blankenship and An
gel didii’t like the whole
proceedings, muttered as
they listened to the expla
nations, still holding the
Nazis.”
So, concludes the story,
it proved very convincing
ly that the people of Char
lotte are not only obser
vant put that they don’t
(Continued on back page)
SCHOOL ENRoffl^^P
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FARM
HAULERS
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The following, persons,
| operating trucks have sig-;
ned an agreement with the
farmers of their locality to
haul their produce to mar
ket : «
H. H. Penland, Paint
Gap; Frank McCourry,
Windom; A. W. Hensley,
Cane River; Arthur J. Ed-!
wards, Bee Log; Krby Sty
les,"Micaville; Clay Mor
| row, Higgins; R. K. Grind
! staff, Green Mtn.; Dewey!
Carrol, Windom; G. B.
Hensley, Cane RiVer; Jam
es and Ralph Proffitt, Bald
Creek; Mack Huskins,:
Celo, N. C.
These persons have their
j agreement on file in the
Rationing Board office forj
which they received tires
to do this hauling.
It w'ill be necessary for!
the farmers to. pool , their!
j produce so the trucks will
be loaded to capacity.;
FARMERS COOPERA
TION WILL HELP -WIN
THIS WAR!
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CHRISTMAS PACKAGES
SHOULD BE MAILED
OVERSEAS NOW
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Should Be Selected and
Packed Carefully
It’s time to start Christ
ianas shopping for friends
: and relatives serving ab
road in the Navy and Mar
ine Corps. Christmas par
cels and cards should be
mailed during the month
of October—November may
be too late.
The earlier packages are
mailed, the better the chan
ces that they will arrive be
fore Christmas. Packages
should be labeled “Christ
mas parcels.”
Here are some of the
suggestions of Navy and
Postal officials:
Articles .should be easily
portable and useful in any
climate. In the recommend
ed category are toilet kits
w r atches, notebooks, pipes
t wallets, pens or pencils)
! photographs, etc. Electrical
apparatus is of doubtful
value. No perishable mat
ter should be included.
Food, including cakes,
cookies, fruits, etc., should
be particularly a v oided.
Clothing should not be sent
unless it has been specif
ically asked for.
Because ,of the urgent
need for shipping space for
war materials the size of
Christmas parcels should
not exceed that of an ord
inary shoebox and should
not weight more than six
pounds. Not more than one
I Christmas package may be
mailed by the same sender,
or to the same recipient, in
any one week.
Most Christmas parcels
for overseas must be trans
ported great distances and
undergo considerable hand
ling and storage. Therefore
all parcels should be packed
in substantial boxes or con
(Continued Page)
j The total enrollment in
| Yancey county schools for
I the first mdjith totaled
4075. Os this total 4040
are white students and 35
are colored.
More boys than girls are
•enrolled in the elementary
grades, but there are more
girls in the high school de
partments. All the color
ed students are in the
I grades.®
Os the 4040 white stud
ents, there are 3232 in ele
mentary department, and
of these 1653 are boys and
1579 are girls..
j The high school enroll
ment is 808, with 368 boys
and 440 girls. The entire
enrollment shows 2039
boys and 2036 girls attend
ing school in the county.
Teachers Allotted
The teacher allotment
for the county is 130. Os
i these, 28 are in the high
school department, and 102
in the grades “A” certifi
cates are held by 92 teach
ers.
TWO BABY BEEF
SHOWS SCHEDULED
FOR OCTOBER
Cancellation of the State
Fair and similar events
will not prevent farm boys
and girls of North Caro
lina from showing their
baby beef calves this year,
announces L* L Case, Ex
tension husband
man of N. C. State College.
To promote and keep
alive interest in the pro
duction of this superior
type of beef, two baby
beef shows have been sch
eduled, one in Asheville
and the other in Raleigh.
Conducted by the Exten
sion Service, through the
cooperation of the Agricul
ture Committee of the
State Bankers Association,
the shows are expected to
attract a large number of
entries from 4-H Club
members and vocational
agriculture students.
The Asheville show and
sale will be held October
7 and 8 in the City Water
Department garage o n
Valley Street. _ Judging
will begin at 1 o’clock the
first afternoon, and the
sale will be held the
same hour the second af
ternoon.
The Raleigh event will
be held on the State Col
lege campus October 13
and 14, with the cattle to
be housed under tjie east
stands of Riddick Stadium
and judging and sales—
rings to be located nearby.
The judging and sale will
follow the same pattern
of the Asheville show.
C. Dalton Swaffar o f
Jacksonville, Florida, live
stock development agent
of the A. C. L. Railroad
and former t animal hus
; bandman of State College
| will judge the Asheville
show, while Dr. John E.
| Foster, associate professor
of animal husbandry at
State College, will iudgo
i the Raleigh show.
    

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