North Carolina Newspapers

Communities Continue
. Work For Phone Service
The Community Development
Clubs of Jacks Creek, Brush Creek
and Green Mountain are making
an all—out effort to secure tele
phone service for their commun
ities and other rural communities
in the county, according to John'
Randolph of the Brush Creek Club.
Representatives from these comm
unities and other communities in
the county have met with officials
of the Western Carolina Telephone
Company to discuss means of sec
uring service in rural areas, Ran-
Typhoid Cases
Reported In Bald
Creek Section
Two cases of typhoid fever have
been reported in the Bald Creek
area by the Health Department
this week. Since the cases were
diagnosed, 207 children have been
inoculated for typhoid in the Bald
Creek School, and 126 have re
ceived inoculations at the Dis
trict Health office in Burnsville.
Dr. C. F. Mcßae, district health
officer, said that it is always ad
visable to take the inoculation be
fore hot weather.
Burnsville School
Orchestra To Flay
The Burnsville Elementary
School Orchestra, directed by Mrs.
H. K. Helmle, will present a short
program on the Children’s Rtour
over*WTOE, Spruce Pine, at 9:00
Members of the string section
of the orchestra are Carolyn Ray,
Marietta Atkins, Janet Gornto,
Martha Bradshaw, Robert Allen,
Charles Adair and Mrs. R. K. !
The wood-wind players are
Nancy Higgins,. Judy Ramsey,
Susan Hall and Selden Gladden.
Members of the brass section are
Jimmy Lewis, Rafe Arrowood,
Mickey Sholes, Charles Randolph,
Donald Anglin, Barrow Carter
and Bobby Angel.
The drums and other percussion
instruments are played by Ronnie
Bailey and Garry Honeycutt.
The orchestra will be accom
panied on the piano bj*>Mrs- War
ren S. Reeve. . \ f
Mrs. LeFevre Passes
Away In Nursing ,
The Intelligencer-Journal o f
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, carried
the following notice in its issue of
March 21st, 1956.
Mrs. Rose D. LeFevre, 82, wife
of John S. LeFevre, formerly of
Burnsville, N. C., died at 2:45 p.
m., March 20, at the Fairview
Manor Nursing Home, Columbia, >
after a long illness.
She was a guest at the home for
eight months and prior to that
time resided with a nephew and :
niece, Mr. and Mrs. Earle R. Le-
Fevre, 140 S. Queen St.
She was a daughter of the late
Charles and Ellen Gillette Day
and her late husband was a miss
ionary in Burnsville ' before his
death. She was an active member
of the Burnsville Presbyterian
Church and was instrumental in
the organization of the Burns
ville library.
Surviving are a brother and tw<j
sisters: Earle Day, New Canaan,
Conn.; Miss Elizabeth Day, Ches
ter, Conn.; and Mrs. George Alpers,
Westfield, N. J.
We wish to express our thanks
to our many friends and neigh
bors for their kindness and sym
pathy shown us during the illness
and death of our husband and
The Family of Charles C. Byrd
The Yancey Record
dolph said. No headway was made
; for service, he stated.
A recent meeting with rural com
munity heads was held to discuss
probable ways that telephone ser
-1 vice might be available to rural
areas. At the meeting a motion
was made and carried by vote to
form a Telephone Cooperative' to
build telephone lines in this county
and other counties if other lines
are desired.
The group from the different
communities met recently at
Clearmont High School with
Marion J. Shuffler, field represen
tative of the N. C. REA, for the
' purpose of planning a cooperative
organization for telephone line
construction and service.
Growing out of this meeting is a
county—wide meeting scheduled
for April 3 at 8 p. m. in the Court
House here to discuss further plans
for the cooperative organization,
Randolph said.
Randolph said one person from
each community in the county has 1
been selected and each of these is
being asked to select two addi
tional people in his community to
attend the county—wide meeting.
Plan Sought For
More ‘Family Doctors’
Washington, D. C,, March 27
The cooperation of Burnsville is
sought in a new plan to train
more family doctors. The plan
was outlined here in the Capitol
at the close of the Bth annual
Scientific Assembly of the Ameri
can Academy of General Practice
by the organization’s new presi
dent, Dr. J. S. Detai,
Burnsville was represented by
Dr. Winston A. Y. Sargent as
some 5,000 general practicioners
, from all parts of the country par
ticipated in the session. The con
sensus was that the “pendulum is
swinging” away from specialist
and back to the family doctor. ,
Dr. Detai reported ’ much en
thusiasm for a plan which involv
es close cooperation with the na
tion’s 80 medical schools. Dr.
Detai pointed out that many Aca-,
demy members want to help train
medical students who plan to en
ter general practice.
The doctors would teach in the
medical schools’ gen cal practice I
departments and would also take'
medical students into their" offices
and off house calls and hospital'
rounds. * - |
The Academy president said
that in many areas, particularly (
large cities, there is a surplus of
specialists, especially general sur
geons, and a shortage of family
doctors. The new plan is in keep
ing with the American Medical
Association campaign asking med
ical schools to train more family
) Meeting Scheduled
To Form Health
1 On Wednesday, April 4, meet
ings will be held with the pur
pose of organizing a Health Coun
cil in each county of the Avery-
Mitchell-Yancey District. Experi
ence elsewhere has shown that
such a council can do much v to
ward strengthening the public
health program in the community.
Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, district
health officer, states that the
meetings will be open to all inter
ested persons, whether they have
been notified by card or not, and
& large attendance is hoped for
Dr. B. M. Drake, of the State
Board of Health, will address
each of the three meetings and
will aid. in the formation of the
Health Councils.
The time and place of the meet
ings are as follows:
Burnsville —office of the County
School Superintendent, i:3O p. m.;
hakersville—county library, 4 p.
m.; Newland—court house, 8 p. m.
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Basil L. Whitener, candidate for
Congress from the 11th Congress
ional District, visited in Yancey
! County during last week end.
1 Whitener, a Gastonia lawyer, was
rounding out a tour of the seven
i county Congressional District.
1 Whitener is scheduled to speak
over Radio Station WTOE Satur
-1 day, March 31, at 8:45 a. m.
During conversation with indi
viduals in Burnsville, the candi
, date predicted victory. for himself
,in the campaign as Representa
Students To Enter
Northwestern Dist.
Piano Contest
A group of Burnsville piano
students, under the direction of,
Mrs. G. D. Bailey and Mrs. R. K.
Helmle, will compete in the north- j
eastern district piano contest whi-j
ch will be held at Appalachian'
State Teachers’ College, Boone,
on April 7. Approximately 35 Jun
ior and senior high school stud
ents from this district will parti
cipate in the contest, -
Burnsville piano students who
will enter the contest are Cynthia
Randolph and Nancy Young, pup
ils of Mrs. Bailey; and Mary Alice
Westall, fanet Gornto, Marietta
Atkins, Charles Aflair and Susan
l Shepard, students of Mrs. Helmle.
The contest is an annual event
sponsored by the N. C. 4Music
Educator’s Association. Senior
high school students from each
district in the state who receive -a"
(superior rating in the contest arc
eligible to enter the State Festi
val which is held at the Woman’s
College of the University of N. C.,
I Greensboro, in the spring.
The five ratings of a students
I performance are superior, excell
ent, good, average, and below av
erage. The pupils are judged on
I the basis of technique,, musician
i ship, . accuracy, interpretation,
| memory and stage presence.
Last year, Janet Sue Gornto
received a superior rating in the
contest, and all Burnsville stud-T
ents who have entered in past!
years have received ratings of ex
cellent or above.
Civil Service
Exams Announced
Examinations have been anno
unced by the U. S. Civil Service
Commission for the following:
Engineer, in various specialized
fields of engineering, for filling
positions paying from $4,345 to
$11,610 a year at Redstone Arse
nal, Huntsville, Alabama; and Ag
ricultural Economist, $4,525 to
$11,610 a year, for filling positions
in various Federal agencies in
Washington, D. C., and through
out the United States.
Applications for the Engineer
examination must be filed with
the Board of U. S. Civil Service
Examiners, Redstone Arsenal,
Huntsville, Alabama. Applications
for the Agricultural Economist
examination mtjf}) be filed with
the Board of U. S. Civil Service
Examiners, U. S. Department of
Agriculture, Washington 25, D. C.
Further information and appli
cation forms may be obtained
from many post offices through
out the country or from the U. S.
Civil Service Commission, Wash
ington 25, D. C.
Ranger Fox
Transferred To Texas
Walter Fox, who has served for
two years,as Assistant Ranger of
the Toecane Ranger District of
the Pisgah National Forest has
been promoted to full Ranger of
the Longleaf Pine Ranger District
of the Texas National Forests.
Mr. Fox is a native of Michigan
and attended the forestry schools
of the University of Michigan and
Utah State College. He hps been
active in the Bqrnsville Presbyter
ian Church, serving as Choir Dir
ector. He is a&o on the Board of
Directors of the Burnsville Lions
Club. coming to Bur
nsville he was a Flood Control
Forester in charge of the Sardis,
Mississippi distriot
Mr. Fox la a veteran of World
War II who served overseas and is
well acquainted, with Texas. He
i was stationed at the Air Corps
bases near San Antonio and also
worked as * forester on the
Noches Ranger District of the
Texas National Forests at Crockett
Mr. and Mrs. Fox and their one
year old son, Warner, were honor
ed last Wednesday at a Presbyter
ian Church supper in Burnsville.
They left Burnsville last Sunday
and are expected to arrive at
their new station in Hemphill,
Texas in about five days.
Hospital Report
The Yancey Hospital reports
four births and eighteen other ad
missions during the past week.
The births include a son, Owen
j Leland, borh March 20, to Mr. and
{Mrs. Phillip Jesse Howell of
I Green Mountain; a son, Larry
Burn, borte. March 21, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ruftß* Honeycutt of Burns
ville; a soap DCnny Tilmon, born
March 23, to Mr. and MVs. Roy
Mclntosh of Rt. 1, Burnsville; and
a daughter," Regena Maxine, born
March 23, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Roland of Burnsville.
The following people were ad
mitted to the hospital during the
week: Lela Johnson, Martha
Cooper, Luther Royals, Myrtle
Peterson, Willie M. Hensley, Lu- 1
cille Wilson, Ora Lee Hopson and
Tommy Harris of Burnsville;
Vance Silvers of Star Rt., Burns
ville; Magline McLaughlin of Rt.
1, Burnsville; Kathy Price of Rf.
2, Burnsville; Gary Eugene Hon
eycutt of Bald Creek; Ernest
Wilson of Micaville; Mary Rose
Silvers of Cane River; Callie Car
roway of Celo; Nora Whitson of '
Green Mountain; Nell Stevens of |
Bakersville; and Beulah Woody of
Spruce Pine, g
Drunken Driving
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Leads In State’s
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Conviction ]
Raleigh The Motor Vehicles t
Department reported today the ’
convictions of 1,453 motorists for
drunken driving in February and
the subsequent revocation of their
legal driving privileges.
Speeders were close on the heels
of the tipsy drivers, the agency
said. Also deprived of r their driv
er’s license during February were
1,289 speeders—most of them in
the over 70 mph bracket.
Speeding an auto over 70 is a
mandatory revocation offense, the
department noted.
Other offenses reported for the
month included reckless driving
(two counts) 180; driving after li
cense revoked or suspended '113;
transporting Intoxicants 49; and
larceny of automobile 20.
In all there were 1,688 licenses
suspended and 1,601 revoked, the
department said.
Mrs. J. G. Low returned last week
from a three months visit with
her sons in New York and Wil
mington, N. C., and with Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Shorter in Milledge
vllle, Ga. Mrs. Low also took a
cruise from Miami, Fla. to Nassau
|in the Bahama Islands.
67 Donate Blood
At Micaville
Bloodmobile operations were
conducted at the Micaville High
School,' Thursday, March 22, to
secure whole blood to be used by
Yancey County citizens and Vet
erans Hospitals. This operation
was sponsored by members of the
Micaville PTA. .
Shelby Robinson, principal of
Micaville High School, and Mrs.
Jack Young, PTA president, # re
cruited volunteer workers and pro
vided refreshments.
Sixty-seven volunteers reported
for donations and fifty-nine were
accepted. Dr. Melvin Webb and
Mrs. Luella Honeycutt, RN, volun
teered their services for the ex
amination of blood donors, and
Mrs. J. J. Nowicki, chief of volun
teer workers, was in charge of
Mrs. Arthelia Brooks and E. L.
Dillingham became members of
the “gallon club”, making a total
of 45 Yancey Cojtygty people who
now belong to club. The 45
members have ddWated more than
500 pints of blood, with Dr. Cam
eron F. Mcßae having donlted a
total of 31 pints.
(Continued on page two)
Parkway To Open
April 15th
Sections of'the Blue Ridge Park
way that have been closed for the
winter will be opened April 15,
according to an announcement of
acting superintendent, Howard B. I
Stricklin. He states that the Park
Service Rangers are preparing for
the largest season the highway
has ever had. Last year more than
4,500,000 visitors drove over the
During February 155,084 persons'
in 23,*2 cars traveled the Park
way. This number is eighteen per-'
cent greater than that of Febru- j
ary, 1954.
The second week of April will
see the wild flower season get un
der way along the Parkway and in
all Western North Carolina. The
many attractive spring-blooming
ground flowers will make a show
spread on the forest floor during
this period. Some of the well
known flowers to show during
this period are wild geranium,
Columbine, Dutchmen’s Breeches,
larkspur" merry bells,~SncT blood-'
Early blooming trees and shrubs
attract attention. Among these are
the hobble-bush, the shadblow,
the flowering dogwood and the
silver bejl tree which is in
ance near Mt. Mitchell.
During the first two weeks of
May, the flame azalea will start a :
colorful display at the lower ele
vation. Mountain laurel will start
blooming also during this period. <
Pink azalea will be at its best (
during the first part of May, Ran- 1
gers predict. '<
?wuLl9r /
shipment of boxes ofc Gama Globulin from the U. S. to fight against
the Argentine polio epidemic are unloaded at the airport in Buenos
Aires. Mass inoculation of 500,000 children has begun in an attempt
to curb the worst polio epidemic in Argentine history.
Welfare Commissioner
- Speaks .To Men’s Club
Dr. Ellen WiUbton, Commission
er of Public Welfare, was guest
speaker at the annual Ladies’
Night banquet held by the Burns
ville Men’s Club here Monday
In giving a history of welfare
work in North Carolina, Dr. Win
ston said 1868 saw the first such
work in this state and in 1917
state legislation was passed for
the basic organization as is now
known. She pointed out that each
of the hundred counties in North
Carolina have a Welfare Board
that is tied in with the state and
federal aid programs. Local re
sponsibility in this state is greater
■ than that of any othej; state in
• welfare programs, she said.
1 There art three financial aid
* programs in North Carolina, the
’ Commissioner said. „
There is the Old Age Assistance
program which provides aid for
persons 65 years of age, or older,
who have lived in the state for at
least one year, and need such as
sistance. The average age for as
sistance in this group is 75 years,
the speaker said. And the number
under the program stays relatively
In Yancey CSunty, according to
Dr. Winston, from 425 to 450 per
sons in this program are given as- 1
j sistance. The average monthly fi-
Bailey Transferred
To New York
The Glen Rayen Silk Mills, Inc.,
. of this week
that Jack F. Bailey has bee?" ap
pointed to their sales force in the
J New YoFk office; For the past
three and a halt, years, Mr. Bailey
has been associated with Glen
Raven Mills in Burnsville and ov
erseer of the preparation and
throwing departments. ►
Mr. Bailey, a graduate of Wash
ington and Lee University, has
been associated with the textile
business approximately 24 years.
He is originally from Chickasha,
Oklahoma, but for a number of
years before coming to Burns
ville, he and his family resided in
Elizabethton, Tenn., where he was
associated with the American
Bemberg Corp. •
Mr. Bailey left Wednesday for
New York, but Mrs. Bailey and
the children plan “to remian in
Burnsville until living accomoda
tions can be•arranged for them
in New York. *
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Bryson and
Charles Brown visited their grand
daughter, Patricia June, born to
Mr. and Mrs. Hale T. Bryson on
St. Patrick’s Day.
nancial aid given to this group is
$26,00, while the State average is
The second program is the Aid
to Dependent Children. Approxi
mately 400 children receive assist
ance in this county, and the* aver
age amount is $12.75, while tbs
State average is $16.0(1.
The third part of the welfare
program mentioned was the aid
to permanent and wholly righted
persons. There are sixty such cas
es in this county, with the aver
age amount received being $27.00.
The state average for the same as
sistance is $37.00.
Dr. Winston pointed out that
each person certified 1 for assistan
ce is covered by the hospitali
zation program.
Yancey County pays five per
cent of the cost of the program, it
was pointed out, while the average
county in North Carolina pays
twelve percent of the total wnt.
Dr. Winston cited the low tax
rate in Yancey County as causing
the difference in county-cost per
Valley of The Moon Nursing
Home at Celo was mentioned as
one of the 280 nursing homes in
the state licensed to care for the
Because of the service rendered
in North Carolina, Dr. Winston
said that juvenile delinquency was
falling each year. She also point
ed out that Yancey has a heavier
load of cases for the amount of
welfare workers than found in,
most N. C. counties.
R. K. Helmle, prograraTcKalT
man, introduced the guest speak
er. The "Rev. Warren ft Reeve
gave the Invocation. , .
Mrs. Wallis Speaks
To Legion And
At a joint meeting of the Ameri
can Legion and Auxiliary Tuesday
evening, Mrs. E. S. Wallin* of
Princeton, N. J. gave a Very inter
esting and informative taller o n
“The Signers of The Declaration
of Independence” and shewed
color slides of 38 of the 39 iaomes
of the signers that are stl# in
' existence.
Mrs. Wallis began her talifrjwith
the signers from New Hamp
shire and discussed other signers
from various states on the i east
coast, including North Carolina.
She showed slides of the WHliami
Hooper home in Hillsboro Which
is the only home of the &. C.
signers still in existence.
In her talk, Mrs. Wallis pointed
out the sacrifices and courage of—
the signers. Most of them ‘ were
men of wealth but,lost everything
for the sake of the countryV- The
signing of the Declaration of In
dependence was a courageous act,
she said, since it left the country
without any formal law. *
Mrs. Wallis was born in Vermont
and educated at the' University of
Vermont; and for several years,
she was principal of Waitsfteld
High School. For the past .'thirty
years, she has resided in prince
ton where her husband is a pro
fessor of chemistry at Princeton
University. Mr. and Mrs. Wallis
have traveled in Germany, prance,
Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and
England. During the summer of
1954, Mrs. Wallis accompanied her
husband to Germany where he
gave a series of lectures at the
University of Bonn.
For several years, Mrs. WFallis
has made a study of the rngners
of the Declaration of Independ
ence and has Collected- greet
deal of source material dp the
subject. A great deal of
ial has been gathered from six
very rare volumes in a ejection
at the Princeton UrtiVersltJr Lib
Mrs. Wallis was introduced by
her sister, Mrs. W. A, T.
of Burnsville. • - ;- 5
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