■MMnißnuißnanßiranainMiviimuiiißiiiiiiifvniiiiiiairflaiji iimirniwuimnaimimiiwißMiiwiiUMiUMHwimwiimn VOLUME FOURTEEN SUB. RATES $1.50 YEAR. Training Program For First Duplan Employees Begins Looms are now being in stalled in one of the Legion buildings which the Duplan Corporation has leased for their training program. C. G. Gerhardt came from Lincolnton last week to supervise installation of the equipment and to get th'e training underway. The first four loom fix er trainees for the Burns ville mill were hired on May 26 by personnel super visor H. J. Heinz and plant manager L. C. Easter. The trainees, Paul Sil vers, Jess Styles, Morris Styles and Ted Phillips, went to Lincolnton for pre liminary weave room and fixer training under in- Presbyterian Church “A Yoyage to Japan” is the theme of the Family Night program at the Pre sbyterian Church next Thursday, July 27. A spec ial invitation is extended to the summer residents of Burnsville. The program will begin at 6:00. Methodist Church Dr. R. Dwight Ware superintendent of the Ash eville district, will preach at the eight o’clock service on next Sunday evening. After the service he will meet with the pastor and official board for the regu lar quarterly conference. Rev. F. R. Barber and family are spending the week with relatives at Jon as Ridge, where Mr. Barber is assisting Rev. H. D. Jessup, pastor of the Jonas Ridge Methodist Church, in a revival. Newdale Presbyterian Church S. B. M. Ghiselin, Pastor Sunday, July 23 10 a. m. Sunday School. 11 a. m. Worship Service “Let Us Hold Fast the Profession *of Faith”. Estatoa Presbyterian Church 10 a. m. Sunday School. 11:30 a. m. Worship Ser vice, “If You Know These Things Happy Are Ye If You Do Them”. Health Department News Polio Precautions Despite lack of definite knowledge about the causes of poliomyelitis, national authorities in the polio pre vention field are agreed on certain precautions which are believed to afford rea sonable protection against the dread disease, Dr. C. F. Mcßae, District Health Of ficer, said this week. He pointed out that while medical opinion is divided as to whether the polio vir us enters the system throu gh the intestinal tract or the respiratory tract, it is clear that careful atten ion to personal hygiene af fords important protection in either case. Dr. Mcßae cited the U. S. Public Health Servioe> which urges parents to “en courage more frequent and , The Yancey Record structors Anthony Zelinski and Elizabeth Schiefer. They are now assisting in setting up the machines and will get additional in struction at the training ; center. I Two other men, Paul Mc . Courry and Ward Price, ' were hired last week by Mr. Heinz. They will begin work on Monday. The training program . will go forward as rapidly as possible. Twelve looms are expected to be installed . in the center. ; Work is also progressing , rapidly on the mill. Appro ■ ximately one eighth of the . roof is on and work has be gun on the walls. Attend Camp 16 4-H boys and girls' from Yancey County at tended Camp at the new , 4-H camp near Waynesville Those who attended were Alice Garland, Ronnie Grindstaff and Junior Rob inson of Green Mountain; Keith Letterman and • Ger ald Honeycutt of Day Book Chloe Elia Atkins and Mar tha Wilson of Ramseytown Earleen Bryan and Patj Lawhern of Cane River; Richard and Steve Briggs of Jacks Creek; Carlton Higgins and Sarah Higgins of Higgins; Mildred Hen sley, Bula, Bernice Robin son of Boonford and Hugh Teague of Celo. The group attended classes in handicraft, re creation, swimming and poultry. Each group was in charge of one vesper service and one evening program. Graham County with 60 members and Jackson with 41 also attended camp last week. Bill Flake, County agent and Nellie Jo Carter, home demonstration agent of Graham County, Tommy Cannon, assistant county agent, Mary Johnson, home demonstration agent of Jackson County; Roselena Hale, home demonstration agent, and T. S. Godwin, assistant county agent of Yancey County accompan ied the groups. more thorough hand wash ings in your family; make sure that hands are washed immediately before hand ling food and always after going to the toilet.” The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis says, “We should teach children and youth to wash their hands before eating, after the toilet, and when hands have been soiled by either oral or nasal disch arges ; and ‘do it with the same care and conscienti ousness that have proved so effective in helping physi cians, dentists, and nurses to avoid spreading infec tion from the sick to the well.” Lucy has been home from summer school at Boone for the vacation between terms. She will re turn for the second term. “DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY* BURNSVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1050 Draft Board Will Be Reestablished Here * Instructions have been received by the local Selec tive Service Board to sec ure office space so that all closed locql board offices may be reestablished. Members of the local board are R. N. Silver, chairman, Wm. T. Jobe and Paul Buck. Dr. McNutt Will Lecture Dr. Franklin McNutt, assistant director of the graduate school of the Uni versity of North Carolina, will lecture Thursday even ing, July 20 at 8 o’clock in the high' ■ school library. This is the second in the lecture series, presented here by the School of Fine Arts. Dr. McNutt is teaching a two weeks course for tea 'chers. His subject Thurs day evening will be “How We Got This Way.” W. R. Taylor will give the third lecture in the ser ies on Thursday evening, July 27. NOTICE John A. Fisher, Recruit ing Sergeant for the Army and Air Force will not be 'in Burnsville during the remainder of July. — §fig — —— Theatre SponsorsJßeautv Contest According to an announ cement issued this week by Iliff Clevenger, manager of the Yancey Theatre, the Theatre will conduct the' second annual search for Yancey County’s most bea-j utiful girl on August 18th. I The Yancey Theatre will be among six theatres in this section to sponsor the beauty show. The winner of each con test Will receive a cash award of $25.00 and the runner up will receive a pass to all shows for a full six months period. After all the contests have been held, the winners will compete in the finals to be held on the stage of the Cherokee Theatre in Gatlinburg for “Queen of the Smoky Mountain”. The svssS?**Jt- .... fgmHgj£j9| Br jj&Ajg * j| I <■ V-Sfr V *•' \‘A vVI&- :.<Cv-•>■•’ -'• it'-s* ' jay. .•tflKj' , • 1 aL, •.. • . Eastern America’s Spectacular Outdoor Playhouse, Mountainside Theatre at Cherokee, North Carolina, adjacent to Great Smoky Mounntain National Park, : is a blaze of brilliance at night. “Unto These Hills”, a drama of the Cherokees, 1 is presented five nights weekly, Wednesday through Sunday. j . 4; ;. _ ~J~ Service Stations Will Rotate Stnday Operation At a meeting last week of owners m a operators of service stations in Bums .ville, an agreement was reached cdjticerning being open on alternate Sundays.' The folftwing schedule will be fofipwed for the next three gSundays: July 23: fWestall Service and Main fStreet Service will be open. July 30: | Ray & Jarrett and Service Sta tions will be open. August 61 Auto & Home and Hilliard and Griffith Stations wip be open. By rotating in this way the operators will have more free lime. Thirfl Playhouse Production Famous Comedy . The Parkway Playhouse drama department of the Burnsville School of Fine Arts here, .will present its third major production of the current "season “YOU CAN’T TAICE IT WITH YOU”, on Friday and Sat urday evenings, July 21-22. Resident 'PI aywright Francis M'. Casey is direct ing the play, and Gordon R. Bennett, technical director, designed the, setting. “You Can’t Take It With 1 winner of the finals will receive SIOO.OO and the runner up $50.00. Entry can be made only i through some merchant, ] business or professional j man of Yancey County. Every girl wishing to enter I the contest should make j. application now to Mr. Clevenger so he can ar range for proper sponsor ship. All girls must be 16 years of age or over, single and appear on the stage in an evening gown. Photographers will test the winner for photogenic possibilities and a repre sentative from one of the major motion picture stud ios will act as one of the judges. Other out of town judges will also assist in selecting “Miss Yancey*’. 4-H'ERS TO OBSERVE SILVER ANNIVERSARY The 25th anniversary of 4-H Club work in North Carolina will be celebrated at State College July 24-28 when the annual State 4-H Club Week is held with some 1,400 members from all parts of the State at tending. Program for the week has been announced by of ficials of the State College Extension Service. Most of the speakers will be former 4-H Club ~ members. All were outstanding in club work and now are out standing citizens in their respective fields. - The first State 4-H Club * (Continued on page 4) You”, written by the famed comedy team of Moss Hart and George Kaufman, tells the story of the Sycamore family, who believe in re laxing and accepting the ; fun in life, instead of fight- i ing for material success. Dolly Davis, Atlanta, Ga. 1 plays Penelope, the would- < be writer, while Florabel H i Wolff, Asheville, portrays, Essie, the daughter who wants to be a dancer. Mark R. Sumner, Asheville, will play Mr. De Pinna, the ice man who has stayed eight years, and John Bonitz Jr., hov, the dancing teacher. Dick Bailey, Burnsville, will act the role of Paul, who manufactures fire works without a permit, and Carolyn Junker, Con cord, plays Alice. Bette Barksdale, Asheville, plays actress Gay Wellington, apd Claude H. Raybom, Greensboro, will appear as “Grandpa”. Anne Edwards New Bern, plays Grand Duchess Olga Katrina, Larry Thorp, Rocky Mount plays Ed, and Gordon R. Bennett, Knoxville, plays Mr. Henderson. Others in the cast include Casey; Joan Vail, Ham mond, La.; Tommy Rezzuto Asheville; Larry Lambeth, Greensboro; Ross Bailey, Micaville; Dick Clarke, Charles Trammel and Na dine Evans, Burnsville Festival Chorus Will Present Concerts Here, July 28-29 The ninety-voice Festi val Chorus .of Burnsville and Spruce Pine, under the auspices of the Burnsville School of Fine Arts, will present its second annual program at the Parkway Playhouse on Friday and Saturday evenings, July 28th and 29th at the regu lar curtain time 8:15 p. m. The program will also be given at Harris High Scho ol, Spruce Pine* on Wed nesday, July 26th at 8:30 p. m. From its inception three years ago when it was com posed entirely of Burnsville residents, the chorus has had an enthusiastic re sponse. Duplan Officials Here E. C. Geier, chairman of the board of directors, 'J. K. Cochran, chief engineer, and S. C. Veney, manager of the southern division of the Duplan Corporation, were here this week to in spect the new plant now under construction. FARM NOTES Carlee Rice of Burnsville purchased 10 sheep in' Boone Wednesday at a sale 1 of pure bred sheep, spon-| —»eid Vy tl*e Com nty Sheep Breeders Asso ciation. D. H. Harrison of Ham rick recently purchased a registered Hereford bull from the Charles K. Bry ant farm at Lincolnton. Turkish tobacco growers of the county are harvest- 1 ing their crop. The growers are Fred Honeycutt of Day| Book, Claude Presnell of' Boonford and Barnett Ray of Celo. The yield is good this season. FINAL RITES FOR MRS. MARY E. HALL Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hall 87, died at her home Satur day morning following ai short illness. Funeral services were held in Newdale Presbyter ian Church Monday at 11 a. m. with the Rev. Roy Hin son officiating. Burial was in Blue Rock Baptist Chur ch Cemetery. Surviving are three dau ghters, Mrs. D. M. Edge and Mrs. S. T. McKinney, both of Newdale and Mrs. R. T. Ensley of Burnsville, Rt. 2; three sons, W. M., and Charlie Hall, all of Newdale, 25 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren Miss Hope Edwards re turned Sunday from a two 1 weeks vacation to Miami,' Florida and Havana, Cuba. Miss Shattie Taylor, for mer teacher here, will un dergo an operation in Em ory Hospital, Atlanta on Friday. Mrs. Alfred Pilz of Chic ago is now at her summer homq near Celo for the season. Robert C. Howell is home Boone where he has beenV attending summer school. ♦ KGJHFJKDGJL.FL NUMBER FORTY-TW< Members of the group have undergone rigid tra ining under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. William Deveny, director and ac companist. For the Burnsville con cert Miss Betsy Howard and Larry Lambeth of the; Playhouse group will sing incidental solos. Gordon Bennett of the Playhouse staff will read a canticle with the chorus, i Miss Virginia Moomawi plans to present a solo group of her dance classes from the school. * Tickets for this event will be obtainable from the chorus members and at the 1 box office. ■■ ■— ■-» BURNSVILLE— “So They Say” The weather: We still say “hot,” wjth daily after noon thunder showers. About town: The Event of the Week was formal opening of the lovely Mt. Mitchell Motel. A very fes tive occasion with flowers to enhance the beauty of the surroundings, and a most cordial welcome from I Irene and Bob. If you didn’t J get down Sunday, stop by some time for a glimpse . . | Newest daughters the ,-Bayaro HBweus ana —tire — Henry Butners who arriv ed on July 10 and July 18. . Very nicest way to spend a vacation: to move into a lovely new home. That’s what Lucius and Ruby Smith did last week. Now ( they’re happily settled down . . . Also moved are Jesse and Nellie Styles and ! young Danny to their house on a hill top on the Green Mountain Road . . . Number of local people have gone over to see “Un to These Hills” and all re port that it is a wonderful performance. We, here in. Western North Carolina should not miss seeing it sometime tjgfore the sear son is over. Will be present five nights weekly—Wed nesday through Sunday—' through Labor Day .. . < Some very special prog rams here, too, this week—. Tonight Dr. McNutt who’s widely known as teacher and lecturer will give a lec ture in school library; “Yon Can’t Take It With You” at the Playhouse Fri day and Saturday nights; and the Festival Chorua will give the concert next week end. Therai are 90 voices from Pina and Burnsville. FOREST FIRES ’ During the last six mon jth period 175 forest firea ( occurred in the eight coop erating counties in District One of the North Carolina Forest Service which haa its headquarters at Ashe ville. These fires burned* a to tal of 1540.75 acres of pri vately owned forest land in this district and is compar able to 165 fires which bm> ned during the spring sea son of 1949 and destroyed 963.25 acres of forest land. In District One there are (Continued on back page) .