Large Part Os Cancer
Fund Spent for Research
A goal of $577.50 has been
set for Yancey County in this
year’s Cancer Crusade, accord
ing to Mrs. Troy Ray, Commlan
der. Mrs. Ray, who has served
as Commander for the county’s
cancer fund raising campaign for
the past six years, states that .
an effort will be made, this year
to reach the quota /by the end
Next Tuesday, April 6, is de
signated as the day of most in
tensive effort in the Crusade
Mrs. Ray hopes that on that day
every home, place of business,
and professional person will be'
called upon and be able to
make a generous donation to the
cause of fighting cancer.
“Our county received back as
much as the $677.50 or more for! (
the help of needy patients here,” i ‘
Mrs. Ray pointed out.
The North Carolina 1955 state'
wide goal for the Cancer Crusade
is $330,000, planned to be spent'
as follows: 25% for Cancer Re-' :
search grants throughout the'
WILLIAM D. WRIGHT
William David Wright, 65, a
retired Tennessee Eastman em
ployee of Burnsville, died at his
home Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services were held at
West Burnsville Baptist Church
Wednesday at 2 p. m. The Rev. '
E. G. Adkins, pastor, and. the!?
Rev. Ralph Cook officiated*
Burial was in the Robertson
Survivors are the widow; four
daughters, Mrs. Seth Thornton,
Miss Clydia Wright, Mrs. Bar
bara Robertson, all of Washing
ton, D. C., and Mrs. Amos Pell
erin of Fayetteville; three sons,
Joe of Colorado Springs, Colo.;
William G. and Warren of King
sport, Tenn.; a sister, Mrs. Effie
Hammond of Burnsville; five
brothers, James and Carmon of
Marion, Lester and Harmon of 1
Kingsport and G. J. Wright of
i Aiken, S. C., and 16 grandchild
Holcombe Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge.
JOHN w. McAllister 1
John W. McAllister, 74, of
Cane River, died at his home
Sunday night. He was a star
route mail carrier >in Cane
River for over 20 years.
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p. m. Tuesday in the Elk
Shoal Baptist Church. The Rev.
Ralph Head and the Rev. E. G.
Adkins officiated. Burial was
in the Edwards Cemetery.
He is survived by the widow;
three sons, Sleet of Bald Creek,
Jack of Atkins, Va., Zefo of
Baltimore, Md.; two daughters,
Mrs. Carter Silvers of Cane
River, Mrs. Arthur Silvers of
Lakeland, Fla.; one sister, Mrs.
Walter McFalls of Boones
Creek, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren
and four great grandchildren.
C. L. ROBINSON
C. L. Robinson, 69, died in his
home on Indian Creek, Yancey
County, Friday afternoon after
a long illness.
Surviving are the widow;
two daughters, Mrs. Donald
Radford of Weaverville, and
Misa Violet Robinson of Cane
River; a son, Douglas, of Cane
River; two sisters, Mrs. Zeb
King of Candler, and Mrs. John
MePeters of Cane River; three
brothers, Gilkert of BumsvLvlle,
Fillmore of Fletcher, and Mel
vin of Weaverville; and eight
Holcombe Brothers Funeral
Home was in charge.
The Yancey Record
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SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR.
country; 12% to support the
National Program of the Ameri
can Cancer Society, the only vol
untary health agency in the Uni
ted States devoted to the control
of cancer through a comprehen
sive program'of research, educa
tion, and service; 3% to provide
for grants in aid and scholarships
to worthy research scholars;
18.4% for public and profession
al education in North Carolina;
32.9% to assist in maintaining
clinics, cancer information cen
ters, provide dressings, nursing
care and transportation for pa
tients in North Carolina and as?,
sist in the support of the North
Carolina Cancer Institute; 2.9%
l to. administer the general pro
gram in North Carolina; and
5.9% to raise needed funds to
support the year around program
i in North Carolina.
Mrs. Ray and Dr. Cameron F.
Mcßae represented the county
recently at the annual regional
meeting of the North Carolina
Division of the American Cancer
Society in Asheville.
The North Carolina Division
has won a first national distinc
tion award for the all-round
achievement it made in promot
ing the annual Cancer Crusade
this year. The citation message
received by the Division presi
dent, William C. Friday of
Chapel Hill, describes North
Carolina cancer crusaders as the
‘finest that cpuld possibly be
found. Their concern for cancer
vistims and potential cancer vic
severe tests imaginable, butfhey
have not been found wanting.”
The message goes on to say that
the North Carolina Division has
made great strides in the three
fold battle of cancer control,
freedom in research, freedom in
The new State Chairman for
the 1955 Crusade is Dr. John R.
Kernodle, of the Kernodle Clinic
in Burlington. The State Cam
paign Director is Karl Reiser of
the national office of the Ameri
caln Cancer Society.
The Cancer Crusade.' stresses
the theme of hope rather than
fear, in fighting cancer. A large
proportion of the funds raised
goes to'checking the develop
ment of cancer to the extent that
untold numbers of lives are sav
ed by early recognition and
treatment of the disease.
THE ALL AMERICAN INDOOR CIRCUS
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, BURNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GYM, FRIDAY, APRIL Bth
. Hi Ho! Mom, Dad and all the kids, the All American " Indoor
Circus with the T. V. Circus Sta rs will appear in person at the
1 Burnsville High School Gymnasi urn Friday, April 8. Sponsored
by the Burnsville Men’s Clutb.
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“DEDICATED TO THE PfcODRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
Eastern Star To
Bald Creek Chapter No. 276_
Order of The Eastern Star will
hold a public installation of of
ficers, Saturday evening, April
2nd at 8:00 p. m. in the Commun
ity Building in Burnsville.
Installing officer will be Mrs.
Rex Wilson df Spruce Pine, Dis
trict Deputy Grand Matron. She
will be assisted by Mrs.
Estes of Morganton, Installing
’ Marshall. Mr. Harry Estes of
Morganton, district Deputy
Grand Patron, Installing Chap
ain, Miss Sara Hensley of Burns
ville, Installing Conductress and
Mrs. Alma Tolley of Spruce Pine
’ Installing Secretary.
Officers to be installed are,
Mrs. Alma Holcombe, worthy
' matron; Harlan Holcombe, wor
thy patron; Mrs. Zula Wilson,
associate matron; Mr. Philip
Styles, associate patron*, Mrs.
Billy Jean Styles, secretary; Mrs.
Lillie Rallew, treasurer ; Mrs.
Edna Bowditch, conductress;
Mrs. Blanch Chandler, associate
conductress; Mrs. Cilia Roberts,
Alah; Mrs. Esther Buckner,
Ruth; Mrs. Ethel Fox, Esther]
Mrs. Bobbie Heavner, Martha;
Mrs. Sue Gibbs, Electa; Mrs.
Nettie Waycaster, chaplain; Mrs
June Miller, marshal; Miss Anas
tacia Tomberlin, organist; Mrs.
Nellie Jamerson, warder; Mrs
Cephus Jamerson, sentinel. '
Presiding officers for the ev
ening will be Miss Betty Hen
sley, out-going Worthy Matron
and Frank Bowditch, outgoing
Worthy Patron. /
The public is cordially invited.
Bald Creek Seniors
To Pre&entjgbuE . J
“Cupid In Pigtails”, a three
act comedy will be presented by
the Bald Creek High School Sen.
iors Thursday evening at 7:30 at
the high school.
The cast is as follows:
Susie McAdams, Helen Styles;
Todd McAdams, Jimmie Howell;
Gale McAdams, Anniece Briggs;
Valerie McAdams, Adeline Hen
sley; Dorothea Vanderford,
Eloise Williams; Rollo Sappleton,
J. R. Ball; Murchison Fogg,
Ralph Robinson; April Fogg,
Thelma Fox; Baseley Fogg, Ben
Banks; Pete Farley, Victor Mor
row; Bess Farley, June Wing
field; Squegge Squire, Donald
Ball; Allie May Squire, Mildred
Phillips; Gertie Groot, Barbara
Mathis; Carter Prescott, Jimmie
Hensley; The Mad Butcher ? ? ?
stage manager, Ronald Westall/
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BUBNSmfeE, N.C, THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1955
ALTON CHOIR TO SING AT
The Altonl Methodist Church
Choir from-near Asheville, un
j" der the direction of Mrs. Wallace
‘ Mann, will present an evening
| program of sacred music Sun
day evening,,April 3, at 7:30 at
‘ the Church in
Burnsville. Included in the pro
[ gram will be two soprano solos
„ and two baritone solos..
■ Meetings For
Yancey H. D. Clubs
l An incomplete calendar of ev
■ ents for tKe Yancey County
Home Demonstration Clubs for
> the month of April has been re
-1 eased by M'% Wanda Greene
•j Ji-riar.d, ccumy home agent.
> j The f|nu ev nc of Cie r.ionth
> j wiil be the i I. I). County Council
■ meeting s.'HedyL! .f,u- Xiii rsday
■ I April 7%t 7:39 at (he court
• house in Burnsville.
! The first club meeting will be
! that of the Gelo Club, Wednes
. day the 13th at-the homo of Mrs.
< Fred- Grind."bail. On Friday the
16th the Jades Creek Club will
meet at 7:80 at the home of Mrs.
■ Craig Woody. The Bald Creek
i Club will meet on'the lßth at 8
■ o’clock, the hostess to be an-
*’ April 20 is the date scheduled
for the Burnsville Club but this
■ date will have to be changed be
■ cause Mrs, Garland will attend
. a>H training school for exten
sion agents to be held in Spruce
Pine on that date. E. L. Dilling
ham, county agent tmd Wm.
Bledsoe, assistant a»nf will also
t attend the training School. The '
time and place for the Burnsville
at 7 ;30, April- 25 at the home of
jMrs. Ransom Silvers. On Wed
-jnesday the 27th the Brush Creek
: Club will meet with Mrs. Vaughn
Johnson. They will meet at 7:30.
The Newdale Club will meet at
I 1:30 April 28, the place to be
I announced later. .
‘ Boy Scout Fund
! Quota Exceeded
1 Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, com
-1 missioner for the Mayland Dis
' trict, Boy Scouts of America,
‘ reported last week that Yancey
‘ County’s quota of SSOO in the
‘ annual Adlult Membership En
-1 rollment had been exceeded,
J through the efforts of the fol
Jake F. Buckner, committee
chairman; Rev. Worth B. Royals
L. G. Deyton, Garrett D. Bailey,
Riehard L. Mclntosh, Ronnie
Ray, Dr. C. F. Mcßae.
The Adult Membership En
rollment, whereby funds are
raised to promote Boy Scout
work in the area as a whole, was
carried on in the Burnsville and
Bald Creek communities. _ These
committees are the first in the
Mayland District to reach their
quota, and the Scouters who took
part desire to express their ap
preciation to all who aided in
this good cause.
A Revival meeting will begin
at the Church of God in West
Burnsville on April 11 and con
tinue through April 24, it vas
announced by. by the paster,
Rev. H. L. Henderson. The %ev
and Mrs. Wro'ten Dunn of Ashe
ville will be the evangelists.
Everybody is cordially invited
to attend these services.
Mrs. C. A. Smith and Dr.
Merrill Kuykendahl of Ithica,
N. Y. are visiting Mrs. Smith’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shepherd,
, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hylemon,
' visited Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
1 1 Lewis and son, Danny, in Er-
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TORS PROTEST AID CUT
Helmeted Belgium police'strug
gle with demonstrator 'in the
streets of Brussels as some
30,000 Catholics demonstrate in
protest against a proposed cut in
State -aid to Catholic schools. An
estimated 750 persons have been
jailed and hospitals are over
flowing with casualties from the 1
Reports Light Week
Two births and eleven other
Admissions were reported by the
Yancey Hospital for the week.
The births, both boys, were <Ray
Terril, born March 26 to Mr.
and Mrs. Ray MePeters ojfPen
sacola, and a son, not yet named,
born March 30 to Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Deyton of Green Mtn.
tlsnUni m »i iWitofllA •
Mrs. Wand Webb and Mrs. Fay
Whitson, both of Green Moun
tain; Earl Mitchell, Master
Johnnie Robertson, Lavonne
Murdock, and Mrs. Peggy
Wheeler, all of Burnsville; Miss
Ruth Carrolll of Micaville; Mrs.
-Charles Holcombe and Mrs. Phyl-l
lis Austin, both of Cane River;
Mrs. Ada Johnson of Spruce
Pine; and Grover Robinson of
Reports On P. O.
Congressman Woodrow W.
Jones announced recently that
under the decentralization pro
gram of the Post Office De
partment, postmasters hereaf
ter will report directly to a
local district manager rather
than to the Department in
On and after March 7, 1955,
postmasters in Cleveland, Gas
ton, Rutherford, McDowell,
Madison, Yancey and Polk
counties will report to . the disi
trict manager in Charlotte, N.
C. Plans call for eight district
managers in a region covering
the States of Georgia, Florida,
South Carolina, North Carolina,
Puerto Rico, and the Virgin
“This eliminates one of (be
major bottlenecks in postal op
erations,” Jones said, “since it
enables local personnel to solve
local problems at the local
level. The result will be better
service and greater economy.”
The success of the decentrali
zation program in eleven other
regions prompted the decision
to extend the program at once
to this area. Three more regions
will be established to cover the
Jones pointed out that in de
centralizing management, the
Post Office Department follows
the lead of large business or
ganizations, as well as the re
commendation of„ the Hoover
Commission on the reorganiza
tion of government. Field per
sonnel will be delegated author
ity equal to their responsibility.
Yancey Railroad Buys
New Diesel Locomotive
Old 99 will go into retirement l
on April 15 or thereabout, when
her youthful successor makes a ]
debut in Yancey County. But 99 j
will not pass out of the picture ;
entirely, as some recent accounts 1
have applied. She will remain on -
call, ready to get all steamed up ;
again, just in case Madam Dei- \
sel —a beautiful young thing j
tipping the scales at 44, tons — *j
becomes temperamental or in
The last run to be made by the \
enerable coal-burning locomotive <
ibefore her retirement is planned ]
for April 15. Some represents- <
tives of radio and press plan to ]
make this last run with her, in- ]
eluding Reed Wilson of Station ;
WWNC in Asheville.
As has been previously an- ]
nounced, the Black Mountain ]
Railroad will become the Yarfcey c
Railroad Company on April 1, j
being owned and operated *
Until April 15, or the date of the j
arrival of the new Deisel, service i
will continue to be three days a t
week, with daily service begin- s
ning as soon as the Deisel is ppt ]
into operation. ajDf ficials of the 1
road explain that the expense of ]
operating the old steam locomo- H
tive prohibits daily service. The ,
Deisel will be considerrjdy chea- ;
per to run.
Officers of the new company
are B. R. Penland, board chair- i
man; W. V A. Banks, president; <
CarrolUßogers, Jr., and Joe ]
Young, vice presidents; Paul B. ]
Young, secretary - treasurer; 1 ]
Dover R. Fouts, attorney. All -
Announced # “ j
A total of 68 children were
examined and immunized in the
pre-school clinics held last week
at South Toe and MicaviJJe
Schools. The pre-school clinic
schedule for the rest of the
county is as follows:
Monday, April 4, Clearmont;
Monday, April 18, Burnsville;
Monday, May 2, Bee Log; Mon
day, May 9, Pensacola; Colored
School (11 a. m.); Monday, May
16, Bald Creek; Friday, May 20,
Prices Creek. - -r~s i
All these will begin at 9 a, m.,
except as otherwise ri*ted. All
parents are asked to come with
their children if at all possible,
rather than sending them with
another child; this makes it
easier to get information about '
the child, and also gives the
parents a chance to meet the
school principal and the first
A. L. Ramsey
Accepts Job o
Albert L. Ramsey, Assistant
TVA county agent has accepted ■
a position as assistant county
agent in Haywood County. Mr.
Ramsey will terminate his work
in Yancey County Friday, April
1. He came to Burnsville the last
of October last year. No succes
sor has been named as yet.
Bald Creek H. D.
The Bald Creek Home Demon
stration Club has announced
that the Game Party planned for
Friday evening will feature
games, cards, muaie, cake walks
and a number of other kinds of
entertainment. It will be held in
the school library and start at 8
p. m. Admission is twenty-five
and fifty cents.
Mrs. J. J. Laughrun, 83, is re
• ported to be seriously ill at (be,
- home of her son, Ike Laughrun I
■ of Burnsville.
Par' f '
are Burnsville residents except
Rogers, who lives in spruc&Pine.
When Bill Banks was asked
how it feels to be president of a_
railroad, he first declared he was
almost too busy to feel anything.
Then hepreflected that there
were t#Bi noteworthy things
the youngest railroad president
in the country—and I know I
am the lowest paid,”
Residents of Yancey County
hardly need to be teld how im
portant the railroad is to the
county’s economic well-being.
Every year it handles about 600
carloads of feldspar, 100 cars of
lumber, and 500 cars coal, ferti
lizer, building materials, hay
- The saving of the county’s only
railroad was therefore an im
portant- achievement for which
credit is shared by a determined
group *of Yancey county citizens
Stain members of two state
is. When the Clinchfield
d was finally permitted by
the interstate commerce commis
sion in May 1954 to abandon the
Black Mountain on the grounds
thatUr was being operated at a
permission wa3 granted
on the condition that local resi
dents be given an opportunity to
purchase the short line at sal
Early local initiative in get
ting subscriptions for stock
came from the Men’s Club in
Burnsville. Director Ben* E.
Douglas, of the state depart- v
ment of Conservation and De
velopment had thrown the sup
othe?! members of the State Uti
lities Commission ifi a move to
promote purchase of the line by
local residents. There are 82
local stock holders. Stock sub
scriptions totalling $70,000 were '
raised, of which $22,000 was us
ed to pufthase the Black Moun
State C and D Director Doug
las calls the new enterprise “a
fine community effort on the
part of Burnsville
citizens to preserve and improve
an important rail outlet in the
overall economy of this rich
mineral producing area.”
Changes |n S. S.
The Social Security Law con
tains a special provision, recently
esacted by Congress, which can
be of great significance to res!--
dents of this county, according
to Glenn H. Pittenger, Manager
of the Asheville District Office
of the Social Security Adminis
- Affected by the change are
survivors who were previously
ineligible for benefits because
the family breadwinner had not
worked latog enough under Social
Security to be insured under the
old law. Now survivors’ monthly
benefits may be payable if the
breadwinner died after June 30,
1940 and before September 1,
1950, and was under the Social
Security System for a period of
as little as a year and a half
at any time after January, 1937.
These survivors could be depend
ent parents, widows with child
ren under 18, or children alone,
and widows when they become 65.
Another fact often overlooked,
with consequent loss of benefits
to survivors, is the fact that
SociaJ Se£urity credits can be
given, in many oases, for mlli
tary service after September 7,
1939. Thus it may be possible
for widows and children under
18 to receive Social Security
payments now if the family
breadwinner had about a year ,
land a half military service after ,
that date, even if he had a
Social Security number.