North Carolina Newspapers

Two Appointments In
County Agent Office
Two appointments to the
Yancey County Agent’s office
have been onnouncea.
W. H. Anderson, a native of
McDowell County has been ap
pointed to succeed Albert Ram
sey as assistant county agent
working on the TVA demon
stration farm program, accord
ing to W. B. Collins, district
farm agent?"
Anderson, a veteran of World
War II is a graduate of N. C.
State College with a masters
degree in agricultural educa
tion and a minor in agricultur
al economics. He was reared on
Bathing Costs Go
Up In Burnsville
Baths will be more expensive
in Burnsville after the first of
The water rate for the Town
of Burnsville will be $2.25 per
month for each water connec
tion or account. A discount of
twenty-five cents for each con- 8
nection or account will be al- j
lowed for paying the bill on or I
before the 10th of the month I
when it is due.
The decision to increase the f
rate was made by the Town |
Board of Commissioners be- |
cause of extensive repairs need- ]
ed on reservoir No. 1, and be- 1 of a large sum outstand- 1
ing in water bonds issued by
the Town of Burnsville matur- |
•ing in 1965. The commissioners |
hope to pay these bonds with- <1
out increasing the tax rate.
4-H Club Announces 1
Two New Awards
Two National 4-H award pro- I
grams, public speaking and com- I
munity relations, give 4-H’ers I
■opportunity to develop personal I
talents and gain recognition and ; I
awards for their efforts. | I
In the public speaking pro-' I
gram, medals are provided for j I
the winning boy and girl in each. I
county. The top ranking boy in j I
the* state receives a 19-jewel I
watch, and the winning* girl a j
chest of silver. The Pure Oil
■Company, donor of awards, also
■offers an all-expense trip to the
National 4-H Club Congress ip
'Chicago, Nov. 27-Dec. 1, and a
4300 scholarship to the boy \ and ]
■girl national winners.
Through the Community Re
lations program, 4-H members
► bring the ideals and 'values of |
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Bill .Robinson, 35, of Burns- f
v ville, ■JIFID 2, an employe of Car
olina, Minerals Corp., died June
il4th in a Morganton Hospital
after a brief Pl^ess.
services were held
June 15 at 2 p. m. in the Shoal
Creek Baptist Church. The Rev.
James Beaver and the Rev. Clar
ence Buchanan officiated
Burial will be in the Double Is
land Cemetary.
Survivors are the widow, two
(sons, Ronnie and Jerry Lee, of
the home; the parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James Robinson of Kona;
four sisters, Miss Emma and
■Miss Beula Robinson of Kona,
Mrs. Wyatt Hoilman .of Green
Mountain and Mrs. Emery
Young of Bakersville; live bro
thers, Lawerence of Green
Mountain, Eugene of Millers,
Md., Cecil of Henderson, Rob
ert of Burnsville and George of
The Yancey Reu
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a farm in McDowell County
where he .attended Gleriwood
High School. |ln 1947 he was
married to Miss Marie 6olick
of Hickory.
In addition to Yancey Coun
ty, his work territory includes
Madison, Avery and Watauga
Former Home Agent Wanda
Greene Garland will be succeed
ed by Miss Sue Nottingham,
according to an announcement
by Miss Mary Harris, district
home agent. Miss Nottingham’s
appointment becomes effective
July 1. * >
A native of Kingsport*, Tenn.,
Miss Nottingham has been em
ployed for the past two years
by a Tennessee power company
as a home economist. She is a
graduate of the University of
Tennessee with a degree in
home economics.
Miss Nottingham had eoiV
Isiderable training and experi
ence as a 4-H Club member.
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The above photo taken at the . Duplan Pknic shows Shir
ley Robertson, left, and Billie Lou Ayers about to start off in
the sack race. Caroline Justice won in this classification.
About 450 Duplan employees ‘
and their guests enjoyed com- ‘
pany sponsored picnic Sunday.
June 12, at the Optimist Club -
Park near Morgan ton.
The feature event was a 7-
inning softball game between
the "Supervised Braves" and 1
the “Supervisor (Not So)
Braves,” with the former win
ning 4 to 3.
Winner of the rolling pin
throwing contest'was Mary Hose
Silvers, Mildred Mclntosh being
runner-up. ' George-and Rogur
Banks were the horse shoe pit
ching champions. The team of
Ruth Banks and Delor Anglin
won the egg throwing contest
for the women; the team of
! Frank Gillespie and Wayne
Adkins won for the men.
In the sack race Caroline
Justice was first place winner
for the women’s group; Wayne
Adkins for the men; Melva El
liott for teen-age girls; Charles
English for teen-age boys; Shir
ley Ann Terry for young girls;
and Traceys Banks so r young
Emmett Williams, plant
1 manager for Duplan, awarded
the prizes in these contests,
Sheep Production
Increasing In County
v ~ by Mack B. Ray
Since late summer or early
fall is the beet time to start a
small farm flock, Yancey farm
ers desiring to keep sheep should
begin making definite plans now
Sheep rasing does not require
expensive equipment or heavy
labor but does require steady
and continuous attention.
For the beginner good grade
ewes and a purebred ram are re
commanded. Western bred year
ling ewes or local ewe lambs
are now available. A new grow
er may acquire experience with
fewer than 20 ewes.
To encourage more sheep
production en Yancey farms all
(County Agricultural Workers
are now working on a “Lamb
Chain Project” similar to the
Pig Chain for 4-H Ijeys and
Girls. Details of tbe project will
be announced later. It is hoped
that over a five year period the
project will cover the county.
Sheep production in Yancey
County reached an all timee low
in 1952. Today the industry is
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also presented bags of n'oceries
as door prizes to 57 employees. I
Each employee attending was
given a . 4-yard length of "Dup-j
lan dress material upon enter-'
ing the picnic area. Each child j
was given a hand ball and bag
of candy.
Many Receive
Health Services
Ninety-five persons received!
services Monday in the Burns
ville office of the District
Health Department, most of
these dul'ing the afternoon
clinic. Services rendered includ
ed immunizations, examinations
blood tests), examinations of
boys and girls prior to going to
camp, and arranging for the
correction of dental defects
through the School Health
Dr. E. R-v Ohle will be away
June 26th through July 10th,
and the Celo Health Center
Will be closed accordingly.
! Vets Receiving Aid
Must Report
IncreaseTn Income
Veterans and the widows and
children of deceased veterans
receiving pension from Veter
ans Administration should re
port immediately any increase
in income which would raise
their annual income above the
statutory limitations.
This warning was sounded
today by the YA.
To remain eligible for pen
sion under the law,. VA said,
pensioners of World War L
World War TI and of the Kor
ean conflict may not have an
annual inconae from other sour
ces exceed mg $1,400 without
dependents;" or $2,700 with wife
or minor children.
. VA ehdfcSyihe annua) incoihe
of pension
through the’medium of annual
which are dis
tributed aßbat January 1 every
year. !.
Later, if; the person receiving
the pensio’h' fails to notify VA (
promptly of an increase in in
come which raises tois annual
income above the statutory lim
it, payments will be discontin
ued retroactively to the first of '
the year. This creates an over
payment,' according to the !
agency, and is subject to re
covery by the Government.
If receiving the .
pension notifies VA promptly ‘
of such increase, payments )
will be jpscontinued as of the j
date t|S last; payment was T
no oyer-payment will
Activities Announced ■
.< !
Baptist Assemblies at Ridgq- 1
crest, Caswell, Fruitland, and i
Glorieta are expected to attract i
a number of Yancey County
Baptists this summer.
According to Rev. Charles B. i
Trammel, pastor of the First,.:
Baptist Church in Burnsville, ’
the first Training Union Week
at Fruitland opened Monday,
June 20. James P. Morgan,
Training. Union Secretary, is
directing the program for this
state-wide week. Those who i
were planning to attend fpom i
this county included Myra Hoi- i
combe, Selden Gladden, Doris «
King, Carolyn Buckner, Cyn- 1
ithia Randolph, Susie McCurry, !
David Hall, ( Mickey Yelton, '
Dennis England, Charles Ran
dolph, Jimmy Lewis, Jerry
Holcombe, R. L. Mclntosh,
Randy Riddle, and Lester
At Caswell Baptist Assembly
the week of June 27-July 3 will
consist of the Junior Royal
j Ambassador. Camp and the
1 Music Conference. At Ridge
fCrest the Woman’s Missionary
I Union and Young Women’s
; Auxiliary Conferences are being
! held from June 23 to 29, and
the Foreign Mission and Bro- (
therhood Conferences from
June 30 to July 6. At the Glori
eta Assembly the Training
Union will meet from June 23
to July 6.
I It is also announced that
• Miss Erma, Styles of the First
: Baptist Church, Burnsville, will
' work with a group of Intermed
iates this summer who wish to
■ study and increase their know
ledge of the fundamentals of
church music.
The St . Thomas Episcopal
Mission of Burnsville will hold
regular services and Holy Com
munion every first and third
Sunday at the pavillion at Camp
Mt. Mitchell for Girls. Services
will start at 7:30 a. m. All
persons interested are invited
ito attend Episcopal Services.
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Bible Characters
Portrayed ’
Ardis Ailing, interpreter of
Bibljcal stories’ Is back in wes
tern North Carolina, after an
appearance at Peace College,
Raleigh for the training school
of the Presbyterian Women of
the state. 'During this annual
southern tour she will appear
before the Southwestern Meth
odist Assembly. Lake Junaluska,
Saturday evening, June 26th
and the following Sunday
morning before the Church i
Os particular interest to this
community will be Miss Ailing’s
appearance Tuesday afternoon,
June 28th at two o’clock at the
Mars Theatre, Bakersville. Mrs.
Earl Rannells is program chair- <
There will be many will ■
remember Miss Ailing’s * recent
f ppg«»» j n Burnsville, i
lpflEU£e l ine *•■■■ . n
r i“tvHer, iy.
North Carolina, and some of hern
iiew portrayals are reported to
be as entertaining and inspir
ing as those previously wit
Miss Ailing is now visiting
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Simpson ■
in BurnsvilW. J,.. ;
Only three births were an
nounced by the Yancey Hospital
for the last two weeks. These
included a son, Randall A., born
June 10 to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Dover of Burnsville; a son,
Edward Oliver, born June 20 to
Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Payne of
Cane River; and a daughter,
Yancey 96 In
Tax Evaluation
Yancey County ranked 96 of
the state’s 100 counties in as
sessed valuation of real and
personal property .per capita
listed by white residents in
1963. The white per capita pro
perty evaluation for the county
was $494; the non-white per
capita property evaluation, $165.
This, information for Yancey
and all other counties in the
state is given in a table recent
ly compiled by the North Caro
lina Department of Tax Re
search and State Board of As
sessment. A study of the table
shows that colored residents of
Yancey County have the high
est per capita property evalua
tion in proportion to that of
white residents, of any county
in the state. This does not
(mean, of course, that their ac
tual per capita property evalu
ation is the highest. It means
that the difference between the
average amount of property
owned by the two racial groups
is less for Yancey than for any
other county.
Colored citizens of Yancey
County average 33% as much
property per person as do
white citizens of the county.
The opposite extreme in the
Mens, v
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Goal * t er
A dual purpose fund raising
campaign, aimed at assuring
Yancey County a new Health
Center Building, and to pro
vide the necessary funds to as
sure the continuation of the
blood program in Yancey Coun
ty is now in full swing. The
early results of : the campaign,
which has been undertaken by
the Burnsville Men’s Club, in
cooperation with the Lions
Christine Wilson At
Methodist Conference
Christine Wilson of Bald
Creek, representing thj> Method
ist Student Movement at West
ern Carolina College, was among
nearly 400 college students and
adult counselors who attended
an eight-day leadership train
conference at Lake Junaluska.
The metting opened June 7
and ran through June 14 at the
Methodint Church’s southwest
ern summer assembly. Delegates
from 12 states and several for
eign countries attended.
Dr. Harvey C. Brown of the
Methodist Board of Education
headquarters in Nashville,
Tenn., directed the conferene^.
Dr. Peter Bertocci, Boston
University, was the daily plat
form speaker on the conference
theme, “Christian Alternatives
to Aimlessness.” Bible studies
were led by Dr. Jack S. Boozer
of Emory University, Atlanta,
allies**' missions,“ mu
and social action.
The conference was one of
six regional training programs
sponsored across the country
this summer by the Methodist
Student Movement.
also born June 20 to Mr. and
Mrs. Bruce Laws of Green
Other admissions include
Miss Darlene Proffitt, Mrs.
Genevieve Mclntosh, and Mrs.
Ruth Towe, all of Cane River;
Samuel Thomas of Newdale;
Mrs. Veo Byrd of Ramsaytown;
Baby George Hughes, Mrs.
Wilma Ketchum, Mrs. Eliza
beth Young, Joe Smith, Johnny
Proffitt, Wm. M. Westall, Mrs.
Gladys Coletta, Miss Nettie
Beaver, Mrs. Vivian Murdock,
Nelson King, and Johnny Gill
espie, all of Burnsville; Miss
Predith Carroll, Mrs. Billie
Rene Silvers, Mrs. Rose Butner,
Mrs. Annie Silvers, and Ralph
Griffith, all of Route 2; John
Pate and Mrs. Grace Edwards
lof Swiss; Baby Barbara Jean
Roberts and Miss Imogene Hig
igins of Pensacola; Edgar Man
ley Cranford of Concord; Mrs.
Frances Doan and Baby Camil
le Elkins, both of Route 1; Mrs.
Earlene McCourry of Day
Book; Baby Deborah Huskins,
Miss Mildred Robinson, and
Cling Hughes, all of Green
Mountain; Mrs. Mary Alice
Carroll of Asheville; Miss Bar
bara Burleson and . Mrs. Flor
ence of Bakers
ville; LaFoy of Char
lotte, anjl Merritt Smith of Celo
state ii in Forsyth County,
where colored citizens average
less than 6% as much property
as white. |lt was pointed out
that all these figures deal only
with real and personal property,
" not income, and that the rela
i itive position of the Negro in
> North Carolina is much better
. in regard to income than to
5 property.
aghly encour
. .nmittee who re-
P*- j importance of
the ajectives is gener
ally rt gnized in the County
and that many generous contri
butions have been received.
The goal for the Health Cen
ter is $2,200, which must be
raised by public contributions.
This amounts to only 8 per
cent of the cost of the health
center building. Another 8 per
cent will be furnished by the
County, and the balance, or 84
per cent, will be paid by the
State and Federal Governments.
The new health center will
be located on a lot of approxi
mately one acre which is now a
portion of Camp Ray on Mitch- „•
ell Branch. The State Health
Department representative who
approved this site, considered
it a very'suitable one for the
purpose, and stated that the
Health Department now favors
the location of health centers
at a little distance from the
congested down-town centers of
towns. The new site at present
belongs to the Town of Burns
ville, but title to the lot will be
transferred to the County.
To provide for continuation
of the blood program r the goal
of the present drive approxi
mately $1,350, which is the
amount by which Yancey Coun
ty has fallen short of its quota
for the American Red Cross. A
large part of this quota
used to defray expense. 1
processing and delivering blood J
and other costs 'of the blood 1
Altho the comrHlttee members I
are collecting for both projects, jj
the two funds are being ac- jj
counted for separately, and the ■
wishes of all contributors are ■
being respected as to which I
fund their donations will go. a
It will be impossible for the B
collectors to see everybody who H
may wish to contribute to these*
funds. Donations from anyone*
who has been overlooked will*
gladly be received by Bobß
Helmle, who is- acting as treasJß
urer of the funds. -p
Civil Service Examaa
For Cartographer
A civil service examinaticrj*’ 1
for Cartographic survey aid hgK?
been announced for filling* p
sitions paying from $2,500 *22*
$4,205 a year in the U.
Coast and Geodetic Surv4s«
Jobs are located with mobiy a
field units operating through®
out the United States and uA
location is changed frequen© ffi
Persons unwilling to travel tn 3;
most continuously should
apply for this examination.®??
No written test is requi£sMM
Applicants may qualify on ©MW
basis of appropriate experiefircfiS
For jobs paying $3,175
above, a part of this experifflyja
must have been in specialjjßGffin
field survey work. ProvisioiSw
made for the substitution® J
education for part of thejG&&|
quired experience. The agHjgfe
desires only men for flijlife
positions. I||l^
, Applications will be accßjSs§i
•until further notice and /
, be filed with the Board
■ Civil Service Examiners,
• and Geodetic Survey, D Bfi||
t ment of Commerce, W«l .
r ton 25, D. c. '’Mpl
, Further information a® .
- plication forms may be y&Ssrl
i ed from many post j
throughout the country ■ jj
) the U. S. Civil Service
sion, Washington 25, Tim?^

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