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Road Building ai
Plans Announc
First Contracts Will
Be Let in March
Approximately 200 inter
ested citizens attended the
meeting Monday when plans
for road improvement and
construction in the county
were presented.
D. L. Thrash, commission
er of the 10th highway div
ision, Z. V. Stewart, division
engineer, W. B. Ferguson,
district engineer, H. D.
Aiken, assistant district en
gineer, Ed Pate, county
foreman, and members of
the. county road committee
were present.
The first phase of the
surfacing work will begin
with the letting of con
tracts in March for the fol
lowing roads:
Prices Creek to Indian
Creek 3.3 miles, 16 feet
black top; to Upper Prices
Creek 2 miles, 12 feet black
top. «
197 to Day Book 1.3 miles
16 feet black top.
Relief Road from River
bridge to Jacks Creek 3.2
miles 12 feet black top.
Double Island Road 1.0
miles 16 feet black top; 7.7
miles 12 feet black top.
Bolens Creek 1.8 miles,
12 feet black top proposed;
16 feet if possible.
Old Mine Fork Road 2.2
miles 12 feet black top.
Big Crabtree Creek to
Passes Examinations
Charles Gillespie, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Gillespie
and member of the graduat
ing class of Burnsville High
School, has made applica
tion to tile Naval R. O. T. C.
for a college scholarship un.
der the reserve training
Charles has passed the
naval aptitude tests and
written examinations and
will go in February for the
physical examinations.
If he passes this ana re
ceives the scholarship it
will entitle him to attend
for four years any college
of his choice from the 52
listed, with all expenses paid
and a subsistence allowance.
As a member of the Naval
reserve training program
he would receive naval tra
ining with cruise duty dur
ing vacations.
Join The March of Dimes
Presbyterian News
Mr. and Mrs Swartz and
son Carl will return this
week following a month’s
vacation spent with their
families in Illinois and Ind.
The Rev. Swartz will lead
the morning worship at
Banks Creek at 10:00, at
Burnsville at 11:00 Sunday
Workstook Clinic
There wil/l be Horse and
Mule Clinics held in Yancey
County on Tuesday, Feb. 21
ahd, February 23, Dr. J. I.
Cornwell, Veterinarian wis
examine all horses ahd mul
es for Internal parasites,
defective teeth, and other
Join The March of Dimes
nd Improvement
ced at Meeting
Mine 1.8 miles 12 feet black <
top. i
This is a total of 20.5 ;
miles of surfacing proposed
for this year. i
Second Phase
The next phase, planned
for 1951 or earlier, calls for
the following:
Bald Mountain Road to
mouth of Riddle Branch 3.3
miles, 16 feet black top bal
ance to Mountain 2.7 miles,
12 feet black top.
McKinney Gap Road 1.5
miles, .12 feet black top.
Lick Skillet Road 1 mile,
12 feet black top.
Possum Trot Road 2.8
miles, 12 feet black top.
Little Creek Road 2 miles,
12 feet black top.
Huntdale Road (old 26)
3.8 miles, 16 feet black top.
Banks Creek Road 2.2
miles, 12 feet black top.
Brush Creek Road .9
miles, 16 feet black top;
1.9 miles 12 feet black top.
Seven Mile Ridge .4 mile, 16
feet black top.
This is a total of 26.5 mil
es, making the total for the
two years construction 47.0
miles of surfacing.
Recommendations of Town
ship Committee Members i
The township committee
members met at the court
house Saturday to make re
commendations to be pre
sented t o commissioner
(Continued on page two)
Lena Banner spent the
week end with her sister,
Clara Dee, in Greensboro
and with friends in Leaks
Boy Scout Anniversary Week
February 6 l2
Boy Scout Week, Feb. 6
to 12, marking the 40th an
niversary of the incorpora
tion of the Boy Scouts of
America, will find the or
ganization at its all time
high in active membership.
Indications are that Dec.
31st membership figures
I! will show nearly 2,500,000
boys and adult leaders en
rolled in the Movement.
Since 1910, more than 16,-
500,000 American boys and
men have been identified
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State Income Tax
Return Notice
C. M. Stockton, deputy
collector, will be in his office :
in the court house in Burns
ville on February 15th and '
March 13th for the purpose
of assisting the taxpayers
in filing their State Tax
Any person subject to
filing either-the income tax
or intangible personal pro
perty tax must make this
B. C. Gortney of Green
Mountain with a yield of 138
bushels of corn, won for the
second time, the Farm Bu
reau Trophy for the highest
corn yield in the county.
High veteran farmer
was Ned Evans .of the Jacks
Creek Section. Johnnie Gar
land of the Brush Creek
Section, with 128 bushels,
was the high 4-H Club boy.
All of the winners planted
U. S. -282, a yellow hybrid,
Others receiving 100
bushel certificates were:
Tom Ray, J. B. Wheeler,
Vernon Fox, Roy Duncan,
Arthur Jarrett, J. T. Renfro,
Hobert Ray, George Anglin,
Royce Lee Howell, E. N.
StameyG, Bill Buckner, Tom
[ Gardner, Handy C. Riddle,
and G. G. Bailey.
John Melton, Mrs. Geor
ge Styles, Mrs. Charles Fen
der and son. Boyce Tender
spent the week end in Gas
tonia, N. C. visiting rela
tives and to attend the fun
eral of their aunt, Mrs.
Mary Ollis, who several
years lived in Prices Creek
Township of Yancey Coun
ty before moving.
with the Boy Scouts of
Scouting is strong in
those communities where
civic-minded individuals andj
institutions not only show
an interest in the youth of
the community but do some
thing about it by sponsor
ing troops and by active en
couragement in all activities
The Boy Scouts will hold
their second National Jam
boree at historic Valley
Forge, Pa., where 40,000
will camp together from
June 30 to July 6.
The March) of Dimes Cam
paign has befen extended for
two mo?? wfetethroughout
North Carolina, according
to a telegram received this
week by Mri E. L. Briggs,
county chairman.
This decision was reach
ed, according tc the mes
sage sent Mjfs. Briggs, be
cause of the' vital urgency
now existing in the need
for funds, and because the
state so far has failed to
reach its Jquota of one
million dollars.
Mrs. Briggs has asked
that all ghoup chairmen
turn in their -reports and
all funds collected to the
treasurer, Fred Proffitt, as
soon as convenient.
Blue Ridge Hardware Co.
Adds House Furnishings
A household furnishings
department has been added
by the Blue Ridge Hard
ware Company here. >
To give display space to
this new department, a
mezzanine section was built
at the rear of the store over
the offices and storage space
Paul Biggerstaff, manag
er, says that all types of
house furnishings, includ
ing entire suites of furni
ture and accessories for all
rooms in the home will be
The first game in the new
gymnasium Monday night
attracted a record crowd
to watch Burnsville Legion
team defeat Fullum’s team
of Canton by a 79-72 score.
The Burnsville All Star
Girls team lost to the Can
ton Champion Y girls team
The new gym has a regu
lation court with hardwood
floor, seating capacity of
1400, electric score board,
! office space, lockers and
shower and rest rooms. It
fills a long felt need for ad
quate facilities for basket
The Burnsville High
School teams played Ashe
ville Y Junior team Tuesday
night and the newly organi
zed Lion’s Club team held
the first practice on Wed
-1 nesday night.
The large crowd Monday
night emphasized the need
for greatly enlarged park
ing facilities at the school.
Mrs. Amanda Miller, 93,
died Monday at the home of
a nephew, Gus Buckner of
Bald Creek, after a long
Funeral services were
held at 2:30 Tuesday after
noon in the Ivy Gap Baptist
Church with the Rev. Joe
Sprinkle officiating. Burial
was in the Butler family
Surviving are five grand
children and a sister, Mrs.
Ann Duck.
Will Graduate
Woodrow Anglin, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Will Anglin of
Burnsville Rt. 1, wjll be one
of the 17 students to grad
uate at Appalachian State
A new shop, featuring
ladies’ ready-to-wear, will
be opened here as soon as
necessary repairs and reno
vations have been made to
the building, it was learned
here last week.
Owners of the • firm al
ready have a shop in Mor
ganton, N. C
The store will occupy the
space formerly used by the
Yancey Motor Company,
and more recently by the
Yancey Tire Company own
ed and operated by Welzie
Riddle Jr.
The building was owned
by Welzie Riddle Sr. and
was purchased last week by
B. R. Penland. Extensive
repairs are already under
way to make it adequate
and suitable for the new
Large Increase Seen
In Turkish Tobacco
North Carolina’s Turkish
tobacco crop in 1950 will be
more than 10 times larger
than its 1949 crop, reports
R. H. Crouse, agronomy
specialist for the State Col
lege Extension Service.
Aromatic - type tobacco
was grown last year by 169
farmers in 15 foothill and
mountain counties. Their
total crop covered 36.99 ac
res which produced 38,251
pounds of leaf.
Growers Y-fccMved an av
erage price of 84.51 cents
per pound for the crop. One
man produced 2,000 pounds
on one aere and sold it for
an average of 96.7 cents per
4-H Clubs Achievement Day
The 4-H Clubs of the
county will hold their ach
ievement day Saturday, Feb
11 at 2 :00 p. m. in the court
house. Medals and certifi
cates will be awarded to
project winners and local
4-H leaders. Trophies will
awarded the best Senior
and Junior 4-H Club. Mrs.
0. H. Phillips, assistant
State 4-H leader will be the
1-H Schedule
Monday, Feb. 6: Celo 9:30
Micaville 10:30.
Tuesday, Feb. 7: Clear
mont Jr. 9:40; Sr. 10:30.
Wednesday, Feb. 8: Pen
sacola 9:30; Starlight 11:00.
Thursday, Feb. 9: Bald
Creek Jr. 10:30; Sr. 11:00.
A demonstration on con
trol of the common diseases
and insects of gardens will
be given by the 4-H leaders.
Candidate for Congress
In Burnsville Wednesday
Woodrow Jones re
cently announced his ■ ndi
dacy for Congressional
Representative from the
11th District, was in Bur
nsville Wednesday.
Jones, prominent attor
ney of Rutherfordton, said
that he was making his first
visit through the county
since his announcement for
representative, and had met
many of the local citizens
whjle here Wednesday.
Teachers College at the end
of the winter quarter, Feb
ruary 24. He will receive
his diploma with the May
class. ./*••** rt.JI In.
Boy Scouts Mark 40th Anniversary
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1950 ■
’ Official poster marking the 40th birthday. «
The 40th anniversary of the
Boy Scouts of America will be
observed Feb. 6 to 12 in every
part of the nation by more
than 2,300,000 boys and adult
leaders “Strengthen Liberty”
is the birthday theme. The Boy
Scouts! “Crusade to Strength
en the Arm of Liberty” con
tinues through 1950.
During Boy Scout Week,
Units will hold “Crusade
Night” meetings when 1949
Crusade Awards will be pre
sented. Represerttmg the 12
Scout Regions, 12 outstanding
Boy Scouts will make a “Re
Join The March of Dimes
Lions Club Organizes
Basket Ball Team
At their regular meeting 1
last Thursday night the
Burnsville Lions Club be
came the proud papas of
a Basket Ball team with
twelve members in the
squad. This team had their
first practice last night
at the new gym.
Although this basketball
squad was formed late in
l the present season, Coach
Speedy Bailey said that the
• team has the material for a
winning team in its class,
■ and expected to have the
. boys whipped into shape so
[ that they might see action
this coming week.
Spruce Pine and Newland
> have already asked for
l two games each with Bur
• nsville’s youngest, basket
ball squad; all that remains
is setting the dates. Also in
the wind are two games
with each of the following:
■ Jr. Varsity of Mars Hill,
■ Barnardsville, and several
1 in the Asheville City League
i All in all, about sixteen
■ contests arc to be played,
on a home and home basis.
The team is composed of
I the following court stars:
; Speedy Bailey (playing
r coach-manager), Bob Ren-.
■ fro, Ernest Peterson, Bud 1
; Stamey, Ford McCurrjr, D.
i L. Garland, Jack Autrey,
Bill Bailey, Ernest Banner,
[ James Tilley, Claude Peter
‘ son, and Bill Banks.
> Farm people save a lot
more of what they earn
than do city folks. .
port to the Nation” at Wash
ington, D.C., where the Move
ment was incorporated Feb. B,'
1910. They will also take part
in an impressive ceremony at
Independence Hall in Fhila-,
The highlight of 1950 will be
the Second National Jamboree 1
which will see 40,000 Scouts
and Leaders, camping together I
at Valley Forge, Pa., from
June 30 to July 6, including '
Scouts of other lands.
Since 1910 more than 16,- j
500,000 boys and men have .
L been identified with the Boy !
Scouts of America, j i
“So They Say”
The weather: It’s still the
good old summer time here.
Not even on Mount Mitch
ell was there a trace of snow
during January, a record so
far as the weather Bureau
is concerned and it has a
record as far back as 1902.
However, the Ground Hog
is looking at his shadow if
he’s cut, as the sun shines
brightly, and we may have
winter yet.
About town: The official
opening of the new gym
Monday night was grand
success and just about every
body was there. The gym
itself has nearly every
thing—good floor and seats,
heat, adequate lighting and
even an electric score board.
The B. H. S. team played
Asheville team Tuesday
night and one of the girls
explained the score: “No
wonder we lost. Bobby Con
nelly was playing with t’he
Asheville team and it was
hard for our boys not to
throw him the ball!” ....
March of Dimes extended
as quotas all over the state
have not yet been reachel.
If no one has asked you for
a contribution take —yours —
to Fred Proffitt, treasurer
. . . Ivan and Lena Westalf
, now visiting Vint and Mar
tha. Lena is up and walking
about and Ivan back at
work part of the time ....
Jpow Horton up and about
too with his leg almost good
as new .-. George Robinson
much better and will be
back m office soon ... Teen
: Agers are all urged to come
i to get-together Saturday
night at Legion Building.
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