Rep. Jones Announces
‘No Campaign’ For 1956
Rep. Woodrow W. Jones of
Rutherlordton gave the Yancey
Record the following announce
After many months of earnest
consideration, I have reluctantly
decided not to seek re-election to
the Congress of the United States.
It is not easy to arrive at a de
cision to leave public service, but
I' feel compelled to do so for per
sonal and business reasons.
During- my Congressional ser
vice, it has been necessary for me
to be away from my family for
considerable periods of time. Due
to the fact that I have two young
sons, ages 13 and 15, in school at
Rutherfordton, it has not been
practical for me to have my fam
ily with me in Washington during
the sessions of Congress. Since the
school terms do not coincide with
these sessions, Mrs. Jones and I
have not felt it wise to transfer
our boys back and forth between
the schools of Rqtherford County
and Washington. Then too, It
has been our desire that they be
reared and educated in North
As is known throughout my Dis
trict, I am an Attorney at law.
For some time now, —1- have had
the desire to return to private
Jacks Creek HD
Club Holds Meeting
The Jades Creek Home Demon
stration Club held Its regular
monthly meeting at the home of
Mrs. Crafg Woody on January
20. There were six members pre
sent with Miss -Phyllis Bailey as
a guest and new member.
Miss Sue Nottingham spoke on
banking and also told of her ex
perience on WLOS-TV Farm
Project leaders were named for
the year as well as ne-v: committee
Delicious refreshments were
served following the meeting.
Miss Boone Speaks
To Pensacola PTA
The Pensacola P. T. A. met i
Friday evening, Jan. 20, at 7:30
in the school recreation room.
Oliver McMahan, president, was
in charge of the program. Daw
son Briggs gave the devotional,
and Miss Ethel Boone, guest
speaker, gave a wonderful talk
on what the school expects of our
During an open discussion, Mr.
Briggs gave some suggestions as
to the needs of the school build
ing and landscaping of the school
grounds, and also suggestions for
raising money for these needs.
A rdport was given by the sec
retary, and a committee was ap
pointed to take care of the pro
A v salad course was served hy
the hostesses, Mrs: Brooks Silver,
Mrs. Ralph Byrd, and Mrs,
mbs. jane mcintosh
Funeral services for Mrs. Jane
• Mclntosh, 79, were held at 2 p. m.
Sunday in the Cane River Bap
tist Church. She died Friday at
the home of a daughter, Mrs. Carl
Hughes of Burnsville, after a long
Surviving in addition to Mrs,
Hughes are three other daughters,
Mrs. Carl McCandless, Mrs. .
Murphy Reavis and Mrs. Carmon
Mitchell all of Burnsville; four
sons, Sam Mclntosh of Enka,
Frank and Grady of Burnsville,
and Byrd Mclntosh of Cane Riv
er; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Banks,
Mrs. Richard Ray and Mrs. Allie
Austin of Burnsville RFD 1; a
brother, Charlie Fox of Spruce
Pine; 26 grandchildren and three
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practice. After weighing all fac
tors involved, I feel that now is
the proper time for me to do so.
However, in my return to private
life, I shall always maintain an
active and vigorous interest in
public affairs. •
As I have said this has been no
easy decision for me to make.
However, the 11th District has
many able men who can repre
sent our people with honor and
distinction in the Congress. I am
making my decision known in am
ple time for the people of the Dis
trict to select such a man.
„ I shall always be grateful to
the people of the r 11th Congress
ional District for the honor they
have bestowed upon me in per
mitting me to represent them- In
At least two others are plan,
ning to make a fight for the
nomination to fill the vacancy
which Mr. Jones’ decision will
Hugh H. Wells of Shelby has
indicated his intentions to throw
his hat into the ring for the 11th
District office. Wells is a 33 year
old practicing lawyer who lives
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles H. Wells, in Shelby. He
•s a veteran of World War 11, a
graduate of the University of
Nprth Carolina and at the pre
sent' time is active in religious,
political and social organizations
both locally and State-wide.
Mr. Wells is a member of . the
Central Methodist Church of
Shelby, and teaches a Sunday
School class. He is State Presi
dent of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, president of the Cleve
land County TB Association, and
is active in the American Legion, |
VFW, and Amvets. And for sev
eral years has been active in the
local and state Young Democra
A decision had already - been
made to make fight for the v office
Mr. Wells said, but the announce
ment ofTßep. Jones brought out
his decision earlier than he lu§3; :
first planned. —~ ?
Another candidate for the pri
mary fight will be Basil L- -
Whitner of Gastonia, according
to his announcement yesterday.
Mr. Whitner stated that he was
“a candidate and will file promp
Mrs. Shotts, Mrs.
Mrs. C. M. Shotts, assisted by •
Mrs. Oscar K. Masters as co- ’
hosetss, entertained a large group :
of women of the Burnsville Pres
byterian Church in her home last
Thursday evening. The pastor of
the church, the Rev. Warren S.
Reeve, conducted a brief service
installing Mrs. Margaret B. Lau
ghrun as president of the Wom
en's Organization, Mrs. May
Young as vice-president, Mrs,
Ruby Smith as ' secretary, and
Mrs. AJma Shepard as treasurer.
The devotional program was
under the leadership of Mrs. John
Young who was assisted by Miss
Julia Walker., A social time, dur
ing which refreshments were
served, brought the meeting to a
Six new members were wel-i
corned into the Presbyterian
Church at the communion service
last Sunday. The new members
are Mr. and Mrs, Lewis Dameron,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Laurents,
Mrs. Warren S. Reeve, and (in
absentia) Miss Joan Reeve.
All members of the congrep/
tion are urged to attend the chur
ch supper which will be held in
the basement rooms of the church
on Tuesday evening, January 31,
at 7:00. Following the supper at
7:45, a congregational meeting
will be* held for the purpose of
(electing elders, deacons, and
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OP YANCEY COUNTY”
BURNSVILLE, N. C., THDRS DAY, JANUARY 26, 1956
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UTAH GOVERNOR—TAX OB
JECTOR Governor J. Bracken
Lee, of Utah* signs his federal in
come tax return. He mailed the
return without his full remittance
of tax, reportedly stating that he
would not pay It because ob
jected to the Federal Foreign Aid
program. Treasury , Secretary
George M. Humphrey announced
in Washington, D. C. that he will
sue Gov. Lee for non-payment of
his Federal Income Tax. Gov. Lee
said that it was “exactly what I
At Roan Mountain
Cases of diphtheria _ have oc
curred as close to this
district, ns Roan Mountain, Tenn.,
according to Dr. Cameron S'.
Mcßae, district health officer.
This points up the importance of
having all children protected
against this dangerous disease.
Dr. Mcßae advises that child
ren between the ages of 3 raon- 1
ths and 10 years who have never
had the immunization, or who
are due to have a “booster" im
munization, b& brought to the
nearest /bffick of the District |
Health JDenart|wept or taken to i
their /amirk/'floctor for this
X Ttre Health ..Department holds
,offi!pe clinics on the following
•"'‘Burnsville—Mondays from 1:00
p. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Newland—Tuesday's from 8:30
a. m. to 12:00 noon.
Spruce Pine Thursdays" ffom
8:30 a. m. .to 12:00 noon, and from 5
1:00 p. m. to 5:00 p?'l>9 v
Bakersville—Fridays from 1:30
p. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Due to staff limitations, the
Health Department cannot give
these immunizations in the
schools, except at the. spring pre
school clinics for children who
will be entering school later that
X-rays Halted By'
Chest X-rays could not be made
in the Spruce Pine office of the
Health Department during the
past week due to a breakdown in
the X-ray equipment.
A new part has been ordered
for the machiite, and if this ar
rives in time, R—frill be possible
to make chest X-rays as usual on
Thursday, Jan. 26. Dr. Mcßae
suggests, however, that those who
live out of town should telephone
i the office before coming in, to
make sure that X-rays can be
made. The office number in
Spruce Pine Is POplar.. 5-2272.
Visitors to this district from
the State Board of Health last
week included Mis 3 Evelyn Dav
is, R. N., consultant nurse from
the Western District Office in
Asheville, and Miss Doris Tillery
who worked on the 1956 records
in Mitchell County with the nurse
and secretary. Miss Davis con
ferred with nurses in Avery,
Mitchell, and Yancey Counties,
and examined iffth grade stud
ents in Harris and Bowman
Admitted To Hospital,
The Yancey Hospital reports
two births and twenty-three other
admissions during the past week.
The births include a daughter,
J Detty Jean, born Jan. 17 to Mr.
and Mrs. Virgil Woody of Green
Mountain; and a daughter, Sheila,
born Jan. 20 to Mr. and Mrs.
Hobert Hughes of Bakersville.
The following people were ad
mitted to the hospital this week:
Reggie Rathburr;, < Edna Smith,
Mary Franklin, . Qlarine Silvers,
and Lois Anglin of Burnsville;
Rosetta Evans, Mary Ruth Dey
ton, and Carolyn Philips of Rt.
1, Burnsville;' Print Blevins, and
Arthur, •»f Rt. 2, Bur
nsville; Claude of Star Rt.
Burnsville; Mast#; JN. H. Hughes
of Relief; Andrei Howell of Bee
Log; Norman Robinson of Ham
rick; John Woody and Ted Tip
ton of Green Mountain; Nora
Jean Hyatt of Pensacola; Brooks
Hensley of Cane River; Maxine
Holloway of Rantseytown; Robert
Thomas and Eva Wallace of
Mi ca viMfLatt'Car roll of Busick;
The Garden Club met with
Mrs. W. A Y. Sargent on Friday
evening with a gpbd attendance
in spite of the inclement weather.
Mrs. Sargent, newly elected pre
sident, presided over the meeting
and also was program leader for
the evening. Mrs. Brooks Wilson j
■ ed the i)ofri*ic-t'nsr^ v lMSW's**»r*-
. acteristics, and appropriately for
■ the season, its care after bloom
ing. An Interesting clipping, found
by Mrs. Sargent and read by
Mrs. Fped Proffitt, stated that
' seed buried thousands of years
ago by an upheaval of the earth,
sprouted and grew on the floor
of Mammath Cave when elect
ric lights were installed there.
! Scientist pronounced the growth
utterly different from anything
Attractive yearbooks were pre
sented to the members by Mrs.
Sargent. A report was given by
the treasurer, Mrs. D. R. Fouts,
of last year’s finances, and the.
boo! s were turned over to Mrs.
C. E. Laurents, incoming trea
„AfT*tiessert course was served
by the hostess and a social hour
Cl ief L. E. Fay of the Navy
Recruiting Service announced
this week that the Navy has ex
tended the program 'whereby ex*
Navy men in over 60 ratings may
now re-enlist in the Naval Re
serve for fwo years Immediate
active duty in the rates they held
at time of discharge. Men enlist
ing under this program will , be
given the opportunity to shift to ■
the Regular Navy and resume
their naval careers without loss
of rate. Further information may
be obtained from the U. S. Naval
Reserve Training Center, 785
Merrimon Ave., Asheville, N. C. 1
Deadline Set For
E. L. Dillingham annou ced to
day that there will be a Tobacco
Growers’ Meeting In the Court
House in Burnsville, Tuesday,
January 31st at 2:00 p. m.
A State College Specialist will
demonstrate gas treatment of to
bacco beds, varieties, disease, in
sect control, fertilization, and any
other problem of Interest to grow
ers, he said.
Since allotments are getting
smaller, it is more necessary than
ever to get the greatest net (re
turns, the farm agent pointed out.
Stores To Begin
Stores in Burnsville will close
at 12 noon on Wednesdays be
ginning February 1.
According to Jay Edge, pre
sident of the Merchants’ Asso
ciation, grocery stores will re
main open, but other types of
businesses which have been
closing in the past years Will
not be open on Wednesday af
ternoons after the Ist.
In County .
The Yancey County ASC Com
mittee has set January 31, 1956, as
closing date for new growers to
apply for tobacco acreage allot
No applications for new allot
ments will be accepted in the
ASC Office after January 31, of
Record For 1955
In 1955, the U. S. Savings Bonds
Program in North Carolina had
its best peafce time year on record,
according to the annual sales re
port released in* Greensboro by
Walter P. Johnson, State Sales
Total sales of Series E and Ser
ies H Bonds, amounted to
j $54,827,478.25 which was J7%
j greater than 1954 and 25% greater
than T 953. For? y-one counties ex
ceeded their annual sales quota.
Sales in Yancey county reached
Mr. Hensley, County Volunteer
Chairman expressed his general
satisfaction with 1955 results,
pointing out that the “people of
our county, state, and country, as
of the first of the year, held the
’greatest accumulated amount of
money in Savings Bonds in his
tory over S4O billion.” On a
percentage basis of the quota aL
loted to each county, in North
Carolina, Yancey County was in
Officer To Explain
Captain Robert C. Shaughnessy
from the USAR advisor office in
Asheville will be at the Reserve
Training Center, located in the
professional building, West Main :
Street, here in Burnsville on
January 30, 1956, during the hours !
of 6:00 and 8:Q0 p, m. to explain
the provisions of the Reserve for
ces act of 1955. All individuals who
are interested, especially young
men between 17 and 26 years of
age are encouraged to take ad
vantage of this explanation pro- ]
gram. | 1
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RUSSIANS STUDY SALK VACCINI Four Russian medical
scientists, who are in this country to study methods of treatment of
polio and the preparations of the Salk vaccine, are shown as they
visited the Dept. Os Health, Education and Welfare in Washington.
They will visit 1 other American cities. LTF: Milchail P. Chumekov;
Marina K. Voroshilova; Anatolil Smoredinisev; Lev I. Lukin and
Dr. Alexis Shelokov, of the U. S. National Institutes of Health. <
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Burnsville Boys Team In
Second Place In WNC
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The Burnsville Boys basketball
team now holds second place po
sition in the Western North Caro
lina high school standings. The
boys have played 11 games and
have lost none. They defeated
Spruce Pine Friday, as their lat
Coach Vernie Wilson has con
tributed much toward bringing
the boys to the top in Western
North Carolina high school bas
The flayers are as follows:
Lloyd Hensley, captain of the
team and pointmkaer, is a senior.
He is 6 ft. 2 ip. tall and weighs
165 lbs. Last year Lloyd had a
Rev. Trammel Named
As Head of Yancey
Shortly before Christmas, on
December 31, 1955, the Yancey
County Ministerial Association
was organized by the ministers of
the .county at a meeting at the
First Baptist Church ift Burns
ville. Eighteen churches \yere re
presented at the meeting by .min
isters of all the denominations in
The following officers were el
ected: the Rev. Charles Trammel,
president; the Rev. Worth Royal,
vice-president; and the Rev. J. T.
The Y. C. M. A. is a “dream
come true" for the old-timers tn
this area* For years, they have
tried to organize a fellowship
among the ministers of Yancey
County. The purpose of the Asso
ciation is to offer a fellowship of
prayer and inspiration and to ex
tend a united witness for'
Christ and His Church where the
local church is limited. A consti
tution is in the process of being
The Ministerial Association will
meet on the second «Monday of
each month at. 10:30 a. m. at the
First Baptist Church in Burns
OFFICIALS REPORT OPTIONS FOR
EAST & WEST COUNTY SCHOOLS
Options have beep obtained for
the two high school buildings
planned under the State expansion
program, according to a statement
made this week by Roy Ray,
chairman of the Yancey County
Board of Education.
The site selected and optioned
by the County Commissioners and
Board of Education for the east- j
ern part of the county is in the
Georges Fork section. The site,
ccording to Ray, was selected from 1
properties owned by Claude Honey- 1
cutt, Virlin Jones, and Forrest 1
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20-point per game average. This
l year his average is 21.
Harold Ray, center, is a senior.
• Harold is 6 ft. 2(4 in. tall and
: weighs 167 lbs. He has an average
• of 14 points, per game.
1 Jimmy Laughrun, a 6 ft. for
• ward, is a senior. Although he has
only an average of 5 points per
is considered one of .the
; team’s best players. He is an ex
cellent passer, teammate and
Joe Gillespie, guard, is a sen
ior. He is 5 ft.. 9 in. tall and
. weighs 150 lbs.
Darrel Gregory, quick guard,
> is a senior. He is 5 ft. 10 in. tall,
i weighs 164 lbs. His per game av
■ erage is about 7 points.
, Frank Howard Lewis, long shot
■ artist, is a junior. He is 5 ft. 11 in.
tali and weighs 146 lbs. He has
about an 8 point average.
Donald Banks, forward, is a
junior. He is 6 ft. and (4 in. tall,
and weighs 140 lbs. His average
per game is abodt 9.
Others of the team are Frank
Anglin, and Steve Briggs seniors;
Lane Harris, a junior; Charlie
Hensley, brother of Lloyd, and
Raymond Fox, sophomores. » *
Pittman To Leave
Ft. Bragg For
Fort Bragg, N. C. —Specialist
Second Class Kelly Pittman, son
;i* £ Pittman,
Route 4 Spruce Pine, NI C., Is sch
' eduled to leave/ Fort for
| Fort Campbell, Ky., in February
to become a member of the nevfrly
activated 101st Airborne Division.
Specialist Pittman is now assign
ed to the 187th Airborne Regimental
Combat Team at Fort Bragg, which
will be integrated with other uhits
into the “Screaming Eagle” div
ision when it is activated as a
combat unit at Fort Campbell
Pittman, a heavy-equipment op
erator, entered the Amry in 1942
A World War II veteran, he holds
the Parachutist Badge, the Purple
Heart and Combat Infantry Badge.
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For the west side, property under
option is owned by Donald Banks,
as was reported last week.
Officials stated that the west
side option, containing twenty
acres of land, involved $20,000.00.
And the cast side property of
approximately fifteen acres was
optioned at $14,500.00.
A meeting is scheduled for to
night (Thursday) by the Board of
County Commissioners and Board
of Education to discuss the pur
chasing of the sites selected.
Immediately following pur
chase of locations for the new
schools, architects will begin the
work of drawing plans for the
buildings. At the present time It
is blieved plans will be drawn by
Breeze, Holland and Reviere of ~
Officials have indicated that
the new school buildings will con
tain eighteen class-rooms, with a
ium. Both will be on the same
plan, except that the sites sel
ected may alter the building to
the best advantage for the land
Three or four montsh will be
necessary for the architects to
complete plans for the buildings
after they have been given the
"go ahead’’ signal, according to
D.M. Sholes, engineer who will
work with the architects. Then,
before building contracts are let,
plans must be approved by the
State Board of Education. s
According to local school of
ficials, approximately $700,500.00
is available for the construction
of the two buildings.