VOLUME TWENTY Rep. Jones Announces ‘No Campaign’ For 1956 Rep. Woodrow W. Jones of Rutherlordton gave the Yancey Record the following announce ment yesterday: 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 Carolina, <► 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 Program, Project leaders were named for the year as well as ne-v: committee chairmen, 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 children. 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 grams. A v salad course was served hy the hostesses, Mrs: Brooks Silver, Mrs. Ralph Byrd, and Mrs, Buddie Atkins, 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 illness, 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 great-grandchildren. • . • ; v- - " The Yancey Record " SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR. 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 the Congress. At least two others are plan, ning to make a fight for the nomination to fill the vacancy which Mr. Jones’ decision will create. 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 tic Club, 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 tly." Mrs. Shotts, Mrs. Masters Entertain Presbyterian Women 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 close. 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 trustees. “DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OP YANCEY COUNTY” - BURNSVILLE, N. C., THDRS DAY, JANUARY 26, 1956 ■ - BKL: - § l§ / m' $ . v .• ' ? <* t ♦ i ■ 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 wanted". Diphtheria Noted 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 service. X Ttre Health ..Department holds ,offi!pe clinics on the following sdjeduie: •"'‘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 year. X-rays Halted By' Department Because Os Break-down 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 Schools. — Twenty-Three Admitted To Hospital, Besides ißirths 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; Bakersville. %s&ar&ent Entertains Garden Club 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 known today. 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 surer. „AfT*tiessert course was served by the hostess and a social hour enjoyed. Navy Extends Program For Ex-Service Recruits 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 Tobacco Quota Applications 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 Wednesday Gosing In February 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. ■ Tobacco Growers’ Meeting Scheduled 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 ments. No applications for new allot ments will be accepted in the ASC Office after January 31, of ficials said. Yancey’s Bond Record For 1955 Best Yet 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 Director. 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 $139,118.75. 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 first place. Officer To Explain Reserve Forces Act Monday 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 _ 'SL ■ /198 Hp ■ -* v Jr>? *" %• u. WMMwßwmm-: : • . HI a HHE mmk A * ( • ♦ -r' 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. < „ ' s Burnsville Boys Team In Second Place In WNC ■ t* i T .n , , ■ _-jk_ i .rti 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 est victory. Coach Vernie Wilson has con tributed much toward bringing the boys to the top in Western North Carolina high school bas ketball. — 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 Ministerial Group 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 county. The following officers were el ected: the Rev. Charles Trammel, president; the Rev. Worth Royal, vice-president; and the Rev. J. T. Hall, secretary. 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 drafted. The Ministerial Association will meet on the second «Monday of each month at. 10:30 a. m. at the First Baptist Church in Burns ville. 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 1 " NUMBER TWENTY-TWO ■ :.-j -«• , • 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 ■ playmaker.. 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 Ft. Campbell 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. > ' ' Fortner. 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 ~ Shelby Officials have indicated that the new school buildings will con tain eighteen class-rooms, with a combination auditorium-gymnas 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 contour. 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.