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    “We think our fathers fools, so
wise we' prow;
Our wiser sons, no doubt, will
think us so.”
Telephone Co-op For
County Discussed
A meeting was held
Monday night in the court
house here to discuss the
possibility of establishing a
telephone cooperative i n
Yancey County. Approxi
mately fifteen men repre
senting several localities of
the county were present
for the discussion.
Mark Bennett, manager
of the Yancey County bra
nch of the French Broad
Electric Membership Corp
oration, and moderator of
the meeting, explained the
purpose of the meeting andi
the way a telephone coop-j
erative would operate if es-l
tablished. Mr. Bennett
said the French Broad
Electric Membership Corp.,
had no intentions of going
into the telephone‘business
here but had been delegat
ed to aid and guide groups
in establishing rural tele
phone service. Federal aid
may be secured in estab
lishing telephone coopera
tives in rural sections in
the same manner it secured
in establishing rural elec
trification, he said.
Some members of the
group who are thoroughly
acquainted with the pre
sent telephone situation of i
the county stated that the
Carolina Mountain Tele-;
phone Company definately
had no plans for expansion J
into rural areas, and that
the only way rural teleph-l
one service could be secur
ed ...would, be through other
Mr. Anderson, Educa- |
tional Director of the Fre
nch Broad Electric Mem-;
bership Corp., told of the:
success of other ,coopera-1
Bradford Visits Relatives
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Arthur Bradford, who
has been employed by the
State in Raleigh for sever
al years, is visiting relativ
es and friends at Cane
River and in Tennessee.
Mr. Bradford will return
to his work in Raleigh this
week end.
J. M. Lyon, who has
spent the summer in Bur
nsville returned to his home
in Knoxville, Tenn., on
Monday, October 2.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Burton
of Weaverville spent Sun
day with Mr. Lyon and oth
er friends in Burnsville.
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tives operating in North
Carolina. He also gave data
concerning the rural tele-'
phone situation in this cou-.|
rity which had been secur
ed through the REA Coop
erative. Mr. Anderson poin
ted out that certain criter
ia as to the number of
members comprising the
cooperative must lie met
before aid under the Fed
eral Cooperative Act may
be secured. Also, since the
system will operate on a
purely cooperative basis,
I the more members secured
the less cost per member
! for telephone service, he
Everett L. Dillingham, j
County Farm Agent, was!
elected by the group to ]
head the County Organiza-;
tion Committee. Mr. Dill
inbham selected the follow
ing men to aid him: J. J.
Nowicki, Swiss; E. B. Pow
ell, Burnsville, Star Rt.;
'Frank Howell, Green Mou
ntain; Mark W. Bennett,
Burnsville; John Randolph
Green Mountain, Rt. 1;
Luther Robinson, Celo;
Benjamin Wilson, Pensa
cola; and Paul Buck, Bee
; Log. 1
j A meeting of the com
mittee with persons inter
j ested in securing telephone
service will be held in Bur
nsville Monday, Oct. 16, and
l at Bald Creek Tuesday,
i Oct. 17. Meetings for Bee
Log, Micaville, Clearmont,
Pensacola, Green Moun
tain, and Celo will be sched
uled within the next two
| weeks. Persons in each area
will receive notice as to the
Hate the meeting will be
| held in their locality.
Orthopedic Clinic
The monthly orthopedic
clinic for the Avery-Miteh
ell-Yancey district will be
held Wednesday morning,
October 18, in the Spruce
Pine office of the District
Health Department. Dr.
James H. Cherry of Ashe
ville will hold this clinic.
Patients should be at the
office not later than 11 a. m
Mrs. R. N. Silver of Mi
caville and Mrs. Vincent
Westall of Burnsville visit
ed their sister, Mrs. Sarah
Barbee in Concord during
the past week.
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Alvin Vernon Edwards,
Day Book, was seriously in
jured last Friday night
when he was struck by an
automouile or truck while]
'walking along the highway
a few hundred yards above
C. M. Bailey’s store east of j
Edwards was found lying
in the weeds beside the
highway by an Anglin man
who lives near where the
accident happened. Anglin,
it was said, was attracted
to the scene by hearing
groans, and upon investi
gating found the injured
First reports were that
Edwards said he did not
know how he came to be
there; however, it was lat
er learned that he said he
was struck by a vehicle. He
was unable to determine
whether it was an automo
bile or truck.
Sheriff Anglin said that
bruises o n the injured
man’s hip indicated he was
struck by a truck, or at
least by a vehicle with a
high bumper or fender.
The Sheriff said that al
lhough Edward’s left hip
was broken, no other part
of his body was injured.
Edwards, who lives near
Clearmont High School,
was on his way to the thea
tre in Burnsville. He had
caught a ride to the junc
tion at Glen Raven plant
and was walking into town
from there .....
School Health Conferences
Several members of the
District Health Depart
ment staff attended the
recent conferences on the
1950-51 school health pro
gram, held by the School-
Health Co-ordinating Ser
“Carolina Sweethearts”
Gain Popularity
The “Carolina Sweet
hearts”, Lois, Grace and
Louise Brown, young dau
ghters of Mr. and Mrs. T.
L. Brown of Burnsville, and
Thelma Williams, are gain
ing popularity with radio
listening circles in this sec
tion, through appearing on
the Spruce Pine Barn Dan
ce held each Friday night.
On Saturday morning part
of the Barn Dance, which
has been recorded, is broad
cast from Marion.
The Brown sisters have
appeared on the radio pro
gram for several weeks.
Since their first' appearan
ce on the program, they
have received requests to
play and sing over other
radio stations, some of
them out of the State.
Attention was first
drawn to the girls’ talent
of singing and playing the
guitar when they took part
in the talent show sponsor
ed by the Farmers Federa
tion at the annual picnic
held here July 4. The Aug
ust issue of the Farmers
Federation News carried a
picture of Lois arid Grace
as they appeared before the
microphone at the picnic.
They were tagged “Caro
lina Sweethearts” recently
by Mr. Calhoun, master of
ceremonies for the Barn
Dance. - - .
‘The Lun4| Mica* plant,
owned by the Newdale
Mica Co., tfi|& completely
consumed byjriire last Fri
day night Iround 1. a. m.
.Officials staged that it was
not known how the fire
. started.
i ‘The plarfffjvvhich was lo
cated near sbna was for
merly ownsp&y the Harris
Clay and used in
the processing of clay.
About four jjpears ago the
plant was fajken ever by the
Newdale wKica Company
for the ulfK in prolessing
Officials a new plant
is now under construction
and will be Completed with
in two or three months.
The value of the plant whi
ch was burned or the cost
of the newHplant was not
learned. ’Bln Lundy plant
was one of the largest pro
cessing mills for mica in
this area.
The following are the
club notices for the week
of October 16th:
Micaville Club will meet
Oct. 16 at 7:00 at the Mica
ville Lunsiy|om.
Bald Creek Club will
meet Oct. 17 at 8 at the
Home Depart
Hardsera v I * 01 ub will
meet Oct’. 20 at 2:00 at the
home of Mrs. James Robin
Burnsville Club will meet
Oct. 18 at 10 a. m. at Rob
erts and Johnson Club room
for an all day work" day.
The Burnsville 4-H Club
will meet at 11 a. m. Oct. 18.
The Bald Creek Junior
4-H Club will meet at 10:15
Oct. 19th.
The Bald Creek Senior
4-H Club will njget at 10:45
Oct. 19th.
Highway Department
Completes 2.5 Miles
The State Highway Com
mission has finished anoth
er 2.5 miles of road impro
vements in Yancey County
under the accelerated road
building program.
L. Dale Thrash of Ashe
ville, Tenth Division high
way commissioner, has an
nounced the following
work completed during the
month of September:
Grading and surfacing
with traffic-bound maca
dam the following roads:
Ayers Creek Road, 0.2
mile; Wheeler Road, 0.1;
Tom Higgins Road, 0.3;
Wane Garland Road, 0.7
Lankford Branch Road,
0.1; Horton Hill Road, 0.5;
Whittington Road, 0.3.
Strengthening and stabi
lizing the following road:
Lotties Creek Road , 0.3
Dr. Henry W. Jordan,
, chairman of the Highway
Commission, reports more
road work under construc
: tion at this time than ever
before in the history of the
i Commission. Numerous
primary am} secondary
projects will be finished
! before the end of the-195(J
construction season.
As of September 10, the
Commission had spent
' $49,874,221.50 and allocated
, $95,067,744.27 of the first
$125,000,000 in bond funds.
Selective Service
Registers Doctors
Doctors and dentists and
those in allied categories in
Yancey County affected by
Presilent Truman’s procla
mation of October 6 will be
registered in the Selective
Service Local Board Office
located at Burnsville, N. C.,
it was announced this week
N. Silver, board j
Required to register are
those male persons who
have received degrees in a
medical, dental or veteri
nary course of study and
who were students in thq
Army Specialized Training
Program (ASTP) or any
similar program adminis
tered by the Navy or, who
were deferred from service
during World War II for
the purpose of pursuing a
course of instruction lead
ing to such degrees, and
who had less than 21 mon
ths of active duty with the
armed forces subsequent to
completion of 'such course
of instruction.
Those who received such
degrees on or before Octo
ber 16, 1950, are required
to register on that date.
Those who complete their
courses of study after Oct
ober 16 are required to re
gister within five days af
ter receiving their degrees.
; Tt /yhe presidential procla
mation affects male persons
with the following degrees:
Bachelor of Medicine, Doc
tor of Medicine, Doctor of
Dental Surgery, Doctor of
Medical Dentistry, Doctor
of Veterinary Surgery and
Doctor of Veterinary Med
Ten Students From
Yancey Attend Berea
Among the 1450 students
enrolled in Berea College
for the fall term there are
ten from Yancey County.
Eight are registered in the
College Department and
two others in the Found
ation School, the high scho
ol unit of the college. In the
college there are Louella
Briggs, Milton Young, Will
oree Young, ißumsville;
Leslie McCurry,Elouise. Mc-
Curry, Bee Log; Mary
Margaret Hughes, Green
fountain; David Ross Bai
ley, Day Book; Wayne Sil
ver, Micaville. In the
Foundation School are Aar
on Wilson, and Ethel Lear
Dayton, Burnsville.
Berea' College is the old
est of the mountain schools,
founded in 1855. It serves
youth living in the Appa
lachian territory. The
other ten per cent comes
from other parts of the
United States and many
foreign countries. The
college is noted for its
unique labor program,wh
ereby every student earns
part and in some cases, all
1 of his expenses by work in
one of the several indust
ries maintained on the
On N. C. Highways
Killed October 6 through October 9 25
Injured October 6 through October 9 204
Killed through October 9, this year 707
Killed through October 9, 1949 624
Injured through October 9 this ytear 9,228
Injured through October 9 1949 ) 7,279
Breeders Group Attend
Policy Session
Yancey County Coopera
tive Breeding Association’s i
Policy C o m.mitteeman,
Charlie Deyton, of Green
Mountain, met with the
Southern Artificial Breed
ing Association’s Policy
Committee at the Sales
Arena', Irdell County Fair
grounds, 5 miles south of ;
Statesville, on Tuesday, ;
October 10th W. Lee Meri
dth of Trinity, Chairman
of the Policy Committee,
called this meeting to order
The Policy Committee is]
made up of one member
selected from each coopera
tive or breeding service
purchasing semen from the 1
Southeastern A r tificial
Breeding Association, an
American Breeders Service
Various matters of policy
are discussed and voted up-'
on by these representatives
Policies of the Southeas- ;
tern Artificial Breeding-
Association are determined
by its customers who make
iup the 97 cooperatives and
(breeding associations in 7
states who are furnishing
dairymen service from the
Association’s High Index
Proved Sires.
The Yancey Breeding
Association is helping to
] improve the dairy herds in
the county by making avail
able this service.
Besides the Policy Com-;
5 mitteemen, most of the dir- 1
: ectors and officers of North j
; Carolina Associations were;
• at the meeting, along with
! j County Agents asd repre- 1
’jsentatives from N. C. State
Other representa-j
■ tives from Yancey County
were Seth Peterson, tech- 1
nician for the Association!
and County Agent Dilling
Plans are being made for
a meeting of the local Asso
ciation to discuss policies
taken up in the meeting at
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Ed
wards have moved back to,:
Burnsville. l/iey have
been living in Waynesville
for some time.
i ■
According to reports, the ]
. condition of Dr. Robertson j
has not improved since he |
entered Rutherfordton Ho-;
spital last week.
Mrs. Robertson is visit
ing the Doctor and their,
son, Burdette Jr., in Ruth
erfordton this week.
Rev. Barlow from John
son City is taking over the
pastorate of Micaville,
Newdale, Estatoe, and
PPaint Gap Presbyterian
i Churches, Sunday.
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r Sgt. Ball Visits Home
i ■ -
i Sgt. Samuel H. Ball, who
■ is stationed at Andrews Air
i Base visited his home here
1 last week. Sgt. Ball was
i wearing the new blue uni
■ form which the Air Force
i recently issued to its per
“No man can justly censure or co»
demn aonther, because indeed no
man truly knows another.”
Draft Board Reclassifies
40 Men
At the 4 regular meeting
of the Selective Service
Board, the following men
were reclassified:
Roy C. Thomas, 5-A;
Loss Hopson, 5-A; James
R. Robertson, 5-A; Ford W.
Hensley, 5-A; Cread S.
Hylemon, 5-A; Hubert
Swann, 1-C; E. A. Peterson
3-A; Kenneth Maney, 3-A;
Garrett D.; Bailey, 2-A;
Willie Henson, 1-C; Edw
ard L. Beeson Jr., 2-A;
Merritt B. Robinson, 2-A;
iCarmon Williams, 4-F;
Charles B. Allen, 4-F; Otis
Blankenship, 4-A; Earl V.
Carroll, 1-C; Oscar Sparks,
1-C; Frank L. Gurley, 1-C;
Leonard Hughes, 1-C; Rob
ert R. Severs, 2-A; James
IV. McMahan, 2-A; Jack W.
; Griffith, 1-C; Charles P.
:Taylor; 1-C; Eugene Shep
herd, 1-C; Earl E. Shepherd
3- Roy A. Laughrun, 4-F
Arthur A. Woody, 1-C;
Alden J. Metcalf, 2-A;
Vestil Edwards, 2-A; Ker
mit Blankenship, 4-F; Wal
ter G. Woody, 1-C; George
D. Ray Jr., 3-A; Ben Hun
nicutt, 1-A; Glenn Silver,
4- James Webb, 1-C; Le
jland N. Westall, 2-A; Ben
L. Bailey, 1-A; Paul D.
Webb, 1-A; S. J. Edwards,
1-A; Charles V. Higgins,
According to the Board
]Clerk, 1-A means, available
for service, 2-A is occupa
tional deferment, 3-A is a
I married man, 4-A is a man
]who has completed the re
quired training time, 5-A
lis a man over the 25 year
age limit, 1-C is a man al
ready enlisted, and 4-F is a
man found disqualified for
service for some reason.
Injured In Korea
Cane River—lnformation
has been received that Pfc.
Junior Parker of the U. S.
Marine Corps has been
wounded during combat in
Korea'. Pfc. Parker has
been transferred to Yoko
homa Hospital in Japan for
treatment. The extent of
i his injury was not learned.
I Monroe McCourry o f
I Washington, formerly of
; Burnsville, was a visitor
here this week.
Painting of the Court
• Housfe in Burnsville which
has been under way for
sometime is nearing com
pletion. The final alumin
um coat for the metal dome
was completed this
tuberculosis WITHIN 3 I
YEARS after discharge I
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