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Dedication Services At
Pensacola’s New School
by children of the school, the
Special Dedication Services
were held in the new elemen
tary school building at Pensa
cola, Sunday afternoon at 2:00
p. m., to a capacity audience.
The program, under the dir
ection of Dawson Briggs, prin
cipal of the school, featured
several local people and out-Of
town guests, with the principal
address by Andrew J. Hutchins,
native and former resident of
the County, who recently retir
ed as Superintendent of Canton
City Schools, after more than
thirty years of school work.
Following the choral number
Mrs. Pauline Pittman, 35, died
Tuesday morning at her home
Funeral services were held at
2 p. m. Wednesday at the Faith
Fellowship Mission. The Rev.
E. G. Adkins and the Rev. Viv
ian Brown officiated, and burial
was in Cane River Cemetery.
Surviving are the husband,
Raleigh Pittman; a daughter,
Wilma Jean; a son, Jackie
Lynn, both of the home; the
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon
Smith; four sisters, Mrs. Blake
Styles of Marion, Mrs. Gold
Bolick of Baltimore, Md„ Mrs.
Louis Butner and Mrs. Charlie
Pittman of Burnsville; and four
brothers, Troy and Ray of John
son City, Tenn., and Hobart
and Carl of Burnsville.
Funeral services for Deck C.
Howell, 84, who died Monday
morning at the home of a dau
ghter, Mrs. Elmer Byrd of Bur
nsville RFD 1, were held Wed
nesday at 3 p. m. in Mt. Bethel
Free Will Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. J.
B. Brigraan, the Rev. Frank
English and the Rev. C. Y. Elk
ins. Burial was in the church
Pallbearers were grandsons,
Eddie and Paul Boone, Wayne
Willa: d, George W. Byrd, Jam
es D. Early and Ralph Hunter.
Honorary pallbearers were
Dr. H. L. Clapp, Dr. W. Sargent,
Will White, Burney McCurry,
Troy McCurry, Ernest Edwards
Fayte Edwards, Tom hfurt'ay
and Ed English.
Claude W. Smith, 40, of Bur
nsville RFD 2, died late Satur
day night in a Spruce Pine hos
Funeral services were held at
2:30 p. m. Monday at the
Young’s Chapel Baptist Church,
of which Smith was a member.
The Rev. Clarence Buchanan
and the Rev. Jeff Willis officiat
ed and burial was in Youngs
Smith was an employee of
the Deneen Mica Company.
Survivors include the widow;
the mother, Mrs. Ida Smith of
Burnsville; two daughters, Mrs.
Ellen Silvers and Mrs. Mae
Buchanan, both of Burnsville;
one sister, Mrs. Ruby Howell of
Burnsville RFD 2; and four
We wish to express our ap.
predation to all our friends and
neighbors for their many acts
of kindness during the passing
of our husband and father, also
for the beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. Charles Hutchins am*
The Yancey Record
Invocation by Rev.
Ben Lee Ray, formerly of Pen
sacola, now of Canton.
Constructed during the sum
mer and fall of this year, at the
cost of some $91,000.00, the
building filled a great void in
the social and economic life of
the community. The building
was presented to the people by
Hubert D., Justice, County Sup
erintendent of Schools, and ac
cepted for the County of Yancey
by C. P. Randolph, Burnsville
Supervisor of Schools.
After recognition of guests
and co-workers by Mr. Briggs,
the chorus, under the direction
of Mrs. Orlena Williams, sang
“Bless This House”. The bene
diction was given by Rev. Ralph
Mumpower, also a forrner re
sident of Pensacola.
Following the program, deli
cious refreshments were serv
ed by the ladies of the com
Every life leaves its imprint
upon other lives, but the life of
Charles Hutchins, who passed
away on November 7, was par
ticularly bound up with the his
tory and development of Yancey
County. The following biograph
ical sketch was compiled from
information furnished by per
sons who knew Mr. Hutchins
Charles Hutchins was born on
September 3, 1889, in a small
house on Bolens Creek. His par
ents were Landon Haynes Hut-
Yancey Hospital
Reports Two Births,
Fourteen Admissions
The Yancey Hospital reports
only two births and fourteen
other admissions for the past
week. The births include a son
Edward Michael, born to Mr.
and Mrs. Edward T. Buckner of
Burnsville, and a son, Dennis
Roger, born to Mr. and Mrs
Rotha L. Ogle of Green Moun
tain. Other admissions were.
Donnie Ray Collis, Lois Woody,
and Ruth Ogle, Green Moun.
tain; Mary Tipton, Bakersville;
Vera Beavev, Newdale; Nich
olas Huskey, Effie Randolph,
Shirley Mclntosh, and Duane
Penland, Burnsville; Edward
Wilson, Pensacola; Ethel Allen,
Hamrick; Silas Hensley, Cane
River; Lula Phillips and Bris
coe Randolph, Bee Log.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ad
daline Ballew Williams age 70
yrs. who died Nov. 19, 1955 were
held at the Estatoe Presbyter
fan Church, Sunday, Nov. 20 at
2:30 p. m. The Rev. Hershey J.
Longenecker officiated and
burial was in the Robert Ballew
She prfoessed faith at an ear
ly age and joined the Estatoe'
Presbyterian church and re
mained a member until death.
She was the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Steven Bal
lew and was united in marriage
to C. M. Williams in 1913, who
survives with ofie daughter,
Miss Ellen Williams, Burns
ville; three sons, Fred of Ker
shaw. S. C., Edd of Spruce Pine,
Claude of the U. S. Army; one
sister, Lulla Glenn, Mar
ion; and 6 grandchildren.
Webb Funeral Home was in
charge of all arrangements.
Pallbearers: Frank Bowditch,
John Bowditch, Ed Suttles, Er
nest Suttles, Floyd Suttles,
f onus Grindstaff.
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Dale Carnegie, 66, teacher and
, author of the world renown best
seller “How to Win Friends and
Influence People”, died in his
New York home after a month
of lingering Illness.
chins and Trissie Shepherd
; Hutchins. The other children
in the family were Ida (Mrs.
Price), James, A. J., and W. B.
At the time of his birth the
county no graded roads.
The streets of Burnsville were
rutted axle deep. Rocks lay aU
about over the town square. No
newspaper was published in the
county. It is doubtful whether
any person in the county sub.
scribed to a daily paper. Ther.e
, was little travel or communlc%-
. tion with the outside world.
Charles attended the free
public schools three or four
months of the year and helped
on the farm the rest of the timer
Later he attended the Yancey
Collegiate Institute. Shortly
fore the end of his senior yeajc
he married Miss Effie Griffith.
After teaching school for a.
year or two he . entered Wake
Forest College to study law. He;
succeeded in passing the bat
examination just before his 21st
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Burnsville, Clearmont
Split Double-Header
by Gerald Murdock
Burnsville and Clearmont
each won one game Tuesday at
Clearmont. The Clearmont girls
defeated the Burnsville girls
with a close score of 41-42.
Peggy Webb was high scorer
for Clearmont with 25 points.
Judy Briggs led Burnsville with,
29 points.
The Burnsville boys defeated
Clearmont boys by a score of
49-37. Harold Ray led Burns
ville with 16 points while re
ceiving help from teammates
Lloyd Hensley and Donald
Banks who made 12 points
each. U. B. Deyton got 19 for
The Burnsville girls team in.
' eluded Brown, 2 points; Briggs,
21 points; Bennett, 10 points;
Allen, Angel, and Phipps. The
Clearmont girls were Letterman
14 points; Webb, 25 points; Dey
ton, 3 points; Laws, Evans,
and Johnson.
" 1 Burnsville hoys were Hensley,
12 points; Ray, 16 points; Gre
gory, 9 points; Laughrun and
Gillespie. Clearmont boys were
: Ray, 6 points; Robinson, 10
points; U. B. Deyton, 19; Styles
and Canipe.
i Subs were Banks for Burns
ville, who won the team 12
i points; and Deyton for Clear
■ mont, gaining 2 points for thait
Iteam. Referees were Reeve*
and Painter.
A special Thanksgiving wor
ship service is being conducted
at the Paint Gap Presbyterian
Church at 10 a. m. on Thanks
giving Day, with the Rev. John
W. Young preaching the sermon.
Allen High €hoir
To Sing At v
Methodist Church
Tlje choir from Allen High
School in Asheville will sing at
the Methodist church in Burns
ville on Sunday night, Decem
ber 4, at 7:30 p. m. This will be
a part of the December pro
gram for the Burnsville Wom
an’s Society of Christian Ser
vice. The membership of the
church, the other Woman’s
Societies in the county and any
interested friends are cordially
invited to attend. Mrs. Brooks
will be in charge of the program.
Allen High School is sup
ported by the Woman’s Divis
ion of the Methodist church,
for Negro girls. It accomodates
both boarding and day students.
The choir on December 4 will
be composed of the dormitory
group only. Miss Winifred Wris
ley will direct the choir; Miss
Philiigs will be at the piano.
Churches Hold
Sessions On
American Indians
The thtfd session of the co
operative study on the Ameri
can Indian will be held in Mar
tin’s Chapel at Newdale, Tues
day, November 29, 7:30 p. m.
The fourth session will be at
the Burnsville Methodist chur
ch, December 1, 7:30, at which
time the color film "Song of
' the Shining Mountain” will be
shown. Other groups in the
1 county who are studying this
' same coufse are most welcome
to see this movie.
Extension Service
Sponsors Meeting
On Cancer Control
Health leaders of the Home
Demonstration Clubs for jtour
counties took part in 'a training
school on “Hope in Cancer Con
trol” at the First Presbyterian
Church in Spruce Pine Wednes
day, November 16, from 9:30 a.
m. to 2:30 p. m. The training
school was sponsored jointly by
the Extension Service in Mit
chell, Avery, Yancey, and Wa
tauga Counties in cooperation
with the American Cancer Soc
Miss Mary Harris, District
Home . Demonstration Agent,
presided. Miss Betsy Lane
Quinlan explained the program
of the American Cancer Society,
of which she is field represen.
tative for 33 counties in the wes
tern half of North Carolina. Miss
Grace Daniels, Health Educa
tor in Rowan County, was gen
eral discussion leader.
Dr. William Happer, Lenoir,
Health Officer for • Caldwell
County, discussed the detection
of capcer and stressed thorough
physical examinations. Two
films were shown “Living
Insurance” and “Horizons of
Dr, C. F. Mcßae, district
Health Officer for Mitchell,
Avery, and Yancey Counties,
was present in an advisory
Approximately 18 Home De.
monstration County Council and
Club Health Leaders registered
for the meeting.* The Home
from all four counties
were present.
In all the talks, discussions,
and movies the time element in
cancer control was strongly
j Bald Creek
' Methodists Start
Parsonage Project
1 Ifr takes a great deal of Cour
age and determination for c
1 congregation which has just
• come out from under a rather
extensive building program to
be willing to undertake a sec
ond one; but this is exactly
1 what is taking place at Bald
Creek. No sooner was the debt
on the new Methodist church
cleared than they began plann
‘ ing and raising money for a
much needed parsonage. Ac
cording to Rev. James Hall,
’ their new pastor, they hope to
have this building completed
within the year.
The Bald Creek Church is one
’ of five churches on the Bald
' Creek Charge. The others are
’ Pensacola, Concord, ‘Boring’s
Chapel on Jacks Creek and Elk
[ Shoal on Cane River. Rev. Hall
came to Bald Creek from Ashe
ville where he had served two
years as associate pastor of
Central Methodist Church. Jim
’ (as he will no doubt be known
to his parishioners) was born
j in High Point in 1928. He went
r to High Point College two years
and then to Duke University
5 for two years to give him an A.
* B. in pre-med. At this point he
changed his course and in 1952
received his B. D. degree from
Duke Divinity School.
His wife is the former Polly
McDuffie of Asheville. They
have one daughter, Anne Cam
eron, age 14 months.
Salk Vaccine ~
' Available In Yancey
, The District Health Depart
. ment will now make the Salk
j (poliomyelitis) vnpeine avall
f able to all children under 15
B years of age. This may be ob
e tained from the private doctors
s in the county or art the Health
e Department office in Burnsville,
where a clinic is held every
Monday from 1 to 5 p. xrtr
County Achieves
172 % of Quota In Sale
U. S. Savings Bonds
Yancey County achieved
172% of its quota in the sale of
; United States Savings Bonds,
Series E, for October, reports
G. Leslie Hensley, county chair
man The sales amounted to
The only other county in the
state which came anywhere
neir Yancey in regard to per
centage of its quota was Gra
ham, with 169%.
[ and Dr. Robert J. Huebner, both of the National Institute of
' Health' at Bethesda. Ml., discuss the results of trials In human
i volunteers of an experimental vaccine which has been found
to be effective apainst one type of the common cold. The Pub
lic Health Service annownedS that fairly large quantities of this
i new triple threat serum is 1h final stapes of production now,
and they hope to be able to use it in mass teats this winter on
up to 10,000 army recndte.
Many Cases Heard In
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Yancey Superior Court
A total of 177 cases were on
the criminal docket in the Nov
ember term of Superior Court.
J. Frank Huskins is the presid
ing judge. This term convened
on Monday, November 21, at
10 a_ m The criminal session
is continuing through the week,
recessing for Thanksgiving Day.
The civil session will begin next
Hugh Mclntosh was chosen
by the Court as foreman of the
Grand Jury. C. C. Higgins was
appointed bailiff to the Grand
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Two Yancey Boys
Attend 4-H Club
Recognition Day
' John Bennett and Duane Me
' Dougald are taking part in the
State 4-H Club Recognition Day
i in Raleigh on Friday, Novem
i her 25. They left today (Thurs
: day), accompanied by Assist
i ant County Agent William C
Bennett and McDougald are
receiving recognition in this
state-wide event for being state
winners with their Soil and
Water Conservation Demonstra
tion. Each will receive U. S
Savings Bonds for prizes.
Miss Mary Harris, Western
District Home Agent will be
hostess to all Recognition Day
delegates from the Western
District, including the Yancey
County delegation at a social
gathering in Raleigh Thursday
Y ancey Extension
' On TV Program
' The Yancey County Exten
-1 sion Office was represented on
’ a TV program Wednesday, Nov
ember 23, at Station WLOS-TV
in Asheville. William Bledsoe,
County 4-H Leader, and Duane
McDougald, Micaville High
School 4-H member, put on the
demonstration of Soil and Wat.
er Conservation.. which won
first place in the state for Mc-
Dougald and John Bennett.
The. Extension Service throu
ghout the state ,will be giving
TV shows periodically. Each
farm and home agent
will be responsible for a pro
gram at intervals. At present
North Carolina Extension work
ers are giving two
each week over Station WLOS
TV, on Monday and Wednesday,
during the noon hour.
The Grand Jury reported that
»t acted upon all cases in which
witnesses for the State were
• available, but that it had to re
( tutn to the Court and Solicitor
t those cases in which the wit
nesses could not be obtained.
The Grand Jury’s recommenda
’ tions regarding the jail and
' court house follows:
We have visited the common
jail of Yancey County. We find
it in fair condition except tot'
\ some minor repairs as listed.
| We find the Court House in
Yancey County in fair condition,
offices neat but some measures
of cleanliness might be stressed.
The Grand Jury for this term
consisted of B. R. Shepherd,
Esther May Honeycutt, Fred
Shuford, A. A. Hensley, Hugh
. Mclntosh, Samuel O. Wilson,
? Coy Moore, Park Adkins, Glenn
r Fox, Lee R. Buchanan, Bruce
. Fender, Lattie Styles, Everett
. Banks, Otto Proffitt, George D.
... Thomas, Mrs. Claude Silver,
Mrs. Reece Mclntosh, and Ross
i ■
Yancey Countians
Among Contest
Mrs. Robert I. Wicker of Bur
nsville won third place in the
name contest sponsored by the
Avery County News, it was an
-1 nounced yesterday. Submitting
the name “Mayland Post”, Mrs.
Wicker tied with Miss Charlotte
Buchanan and Mrs. J. B. Jones,
both of Spruce Pine, who sub-
I mitted the same name, The
three will share the third prize
of $25 in cash.
First place in the contest
- went to Lala C. Shell of Elk
i Park apd Jean B. Evans of
- Bakersville, both of whom sub
r mitted “Mayland Mountaineer”
, and will share the $l5O first
prize. “The Mayland View”
won second prize of SSO for Mrs.
Don E. Carpenter of Spruce
Pine. James Hutchins, Burns
ville Route 2, won Honorable
Mention with “Toe River Her
ald” He was one of who received
honorable mention in the con.
test, which attracted 369. en
Judges who selected the win
ning names were Miss Beatrice
Cobb, publisher of the Morgan
ton News-Herald and secretary
of the State Press Association;
J. D. Fitz, associate publisher,
and W. Stanley Moore, editor, of
the Morganton News-Herald.
Good Showing Made
By Ayers on Rough
Mountain Farm Land
Some success stories turn out
to have a large element of luck
in them if they are examined
closely. This is not true of the
success story of Worley Ayers
on his little farm on Route 1,
■Green Mountain. His only luck
was the kind he made for him
self by hard work and good
In 1948 Ayers made an FHA
loan to finance the purchase of
74.5 acres of steep, stony land
lying in the shadow of Jerry
Ayers Bluff. The average farm
er would have shaken his head
at such a prospect. But Worley
Ayers had confidence in the
possibilities of the farm, and
FHA had confidence in Worley.
So a farm plan was formulated
and a loan made to facilitate It.
The loan was set up on a 40-
year repayment plan.
Now, only seven years lat.
er, Ayers could pay off his loan

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