VOLUME TWENTY J
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RUSSIAN SEAMEiN RETURN HOME This photo, handed out
by Russian delegates to the United Nations in New York shows the
five sailors who are named in a controversy in which the U. S.
State Dept, has declared two members of the Russian U. N. delega
tion “persons non grata’?. Four ot her members of the seamen group
have requested asylum* in the United States. *. ‘
Firemen To Begin
Fire Chief Stanley Riddle and
his fifteen Volunteer Firemen will
peH the “Activity Calendar" which
has been so popular in this area
for the past three or four years.
This is the calendar with the
activities of the community and
Other scheduled events listed on
the dates which they occur. The
calendar has been a great help to
those who, in working out a pro
gram or scheduling a meeting,
have been able to work out a date
jh the future, as much as six mon
ths ahpftd' with the least conflict
with other scheduled events.
And then the ever popular list
ings, such as individual birthdays,
.wedding MMUywMtttei. and
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les the individual to a pass on his 1
birthday to a movip at the Ysuncay |
Tphp Burnsville Volunteer Fire-I
fieu will use their share of the]
proceeds from, this project in fin-.,
inking and equipping their new
hall in the new Town Building.
Chief Riddle and his men are un.
dertaking a good part of this work
at no expense to the town and as
their own project.
Riddle states that this drive will
take place during the week of
May 7, and he hopes to complete
campaign on Tuesday night, way
Therefore,' look for a couple of
your firemen on those nights. Give
pi’ chance to shopv tfcein what
The District Health Department
will hold pre-school clinics during
the next ten days at the following
Tipton Hill, Friday, May 4, 9 a.
m.; Heaton, Tuesday, May 8,1 p.
m.; Newland, Wednesday, May 9,
0 a.m.; Pensacola, Friday, May 11,
9 a. m.; Double Island, Friday,
May 11, at 11 a. m.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Gibbs Briggs, 53, of Micaville, who
passed away in an AShdvfhe hos
pital,'Saturday at 1:00' pi m., w£re
4on<iucted‘ Monday ait the C£l,o
Methodist Church, of which she
wtte a member; Rev. J(oe
Retree officiated and burial waa
in the Robertson Cemetery In
Mrp. Briggs wea the daughter
ft- the lase Joshua R. and Elizabeth
peljinger Gibba She was a super
visor at the North Caroling School
fpr t h e H«af. Morganton, for six
years prion to her Illness.
Surviving are a daughter, Mra.
Mary Lee Hill of Micaville; a son,
William P. Briggs of Seattle,
Washington; three brothers, David
Gibbs of Micaville, Joseph Gibbs
of Morganton, and Roy Gibbs of
Nebo; and two grandchildren,
David Briggs of Seattle, and
Blaine Hill of Micaville.
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SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR.
Mrs. Bailey Descibes
Visit To Club
Mrs. Troy Ray was hostess to the
members of the garden Club and
guests on Friday evening.
•Mrs. W. A. Y. Sargent, president,
presided over a brief business ses
sion and heard reports of commit
tees and officers. It was reported
by the civic committee that the
five dogwoods destroyed on the
square last year have been re
Mrs. D. R. Fouts was in charge
of the program and presented Mrs
Grady Bailey who gave a most in
teresting account of a recent trip
tc Charleston, South Carolina, She
described various places of inter
est, the high point being a vigjt to
1 Middletw > , C»«‘dens, Mrs. Mtieg.
I said the camellias were fading ai
| the time of her visit, biR the gga
\ leas ware at thW gorgeous J»est.
j The talk was illustrated with
I views in color, of the gardens.
Mrs. William Black talked on
v the varieties, planting and care of
roses and Mrs. Fred Proffitt read
two short articles on “Spring
Care of Tulips’* and “Pruning Lil
acs for Bloom."
Mrs. I. R. Laughrun and Mrs
B. R. Penland were gueßts, and
Mrs. Laughrun gave her name tor
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Three tocal Men
Asheville —£}. Sgt. John M. Heeth
prly, Marine Corps Recruiting
Representative for Yancey County,
kas announced that, three m«n,
Jlpuny Chrisawn, son Os Mr. &Mrs.
W, T. Chrisawn: Howard Simmons,
son of A. H.Slmmons, and Everette
A .Ramsey, son of Mr. 4 Mrs.
Charlie Ramsey, all of Hamrick,
N. C. have joined the ranks of
that World Famous Military
Organization, and were trans
ferred to Parris Island, S. C. tor
ten weeks of Boot Training.
These three Pvts. will be given
the very latest phases of training
covering military courtesy, health'
and hygiene, drills and ceremonies,
and what to do in c4se of atomic
attact. Their will also
cover three weeks of training with
the firing of the rifle and many
other different weapons used by
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■Rhese men will return home
sometime in June ton a ten duy
leave, given to ail Marines upon
completion of Boot Camß,
Upon completion of leave the
three Marine Pvts. will return to
one of the Many Marine Bases
throughout the world to take fur
ther training In one of the 470 job
specialities offered to Marines in
either the land, sea, or air branch
Anyone interested in finding
out how they may become a part
of the most famous military ser
-1 vice in the world, and serving with
these three and other friends, may
contact S. Sgt Heatherly in the
i Court House here in Burnsville
on Thursday mornings.
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OP YANCEY COUNTY”
BURNSVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1956
NEW CLOSING DATE SET
FOR TOBACCO MEASUREMENT
6 The closing date for filing ap
plications for pre-measurement
tobacco allotments has been ex
tended, according to the ASC of
fice. The closing date was origi
nally set for April 18, 1966; bat
due to the fact that many farm
ers have asked for pre-measure
ment since that date, the County
Committee has extended the date
through May 21.
Any farmer who wishes to have
his tobacco allotment pre-measur
ed must deposit his money with
the ASC treasurer and file a re
quest prior to May 21.
The cost of pre-measurement is
$4.00 per farm with one filed, and
SI.OO extra tor each additional
Will Speak To
The Rev. Swicegood,
pastor erf Bakersville Baptist
Church, will be guest speaker at
the regular supper-meeting of the
Brotherhood of the First Baptist
Church here Thursday night.
Rev. Swicegood has been pastor
of the Bakersville church for three
years. He is a graduate of the
Southern Baptist Seminary and
was pastor of churches in Orlando,
Florida and Lexington, N. C. be
fore coming to Bakersvillf.
The Business WbmanVCircle of
the WMU will serve the meal,
Phillips Elected To
electetfto Bfeadthe Yancey Coun
ty Breeders' Association at a re
cent meeting of the organization
in the court house in Burnsville.
Other officers elected Included
Jay Deyton, vice-president; Ralph
Ray, secretary-treasurer; Fred
Bryan and Yates Randolph, direc
tors for a three year period.
At the meeting J. C. Cornwell,
technician, gave a report and E.
L. Dillingham, county agent, dis
cussed the advantages of artificial
breeding and ways to increase
J. B. Stamey, current president,
presided over the meeting.
LLOYD BAILEY TO PREACH
AT NORTH BEND CHURCH*
Lloyd Bailey, a Mars Hill Col*
lege student, will fill hia regular
appointment at the North Bend
baptist Church, Sunday morning,
May 6, at 11 a. m. Everyone is
invited to attend this service.
RALEIGH The Motor Vehicle
Department maintains a free lib
rary of popular picture
films io traffic safety.
They may be borrowed by groups
having access, to a 16 MM projec
tor. Arrangements may be made
by writing a card or letter to Qllis
D. Griffin, Highway Safety DivW*
ion, state Department of Motor
Sfft. Bay Completes
Fort Riley, Kan.—Army a. Sgt.
Marlon T. Ray, son of Mrs. Ammil
Ray, Burnsville, N. C. p recently
completed a three-day ranger
field training exercise at Fort
Sergeant Ray, a section chief]
in Battery A, of the Ist Infantry
Division’s oth Field Artillery
Battalion, entered the Army in
training at Fort Chaffee, Ark. He
January 1953 and completed basic
has served in Germany.
The sergeant attended Burnsville
High School for two years.
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Styles Wins Sports
Philip Styles, Burnsville sports
car enthusiast, rbred to victory in
tile first annual sporte car timed
race held on Chimney Rock Moun
tain Sunday. Styles, driving his
Mercury-powered, fibre glass-bod
ied sports car, the two and
three-quarter miles in 4 minutes,
■ 16.9 seconds to wilt the best over
all time of the race.
Harold Butner, jOso of Burns
ville, won in hia class with 4 min
utes, 33.9 seconds time. He was
driving an AusHn-Healey. Butner
won in his class last year in the
* annual Grandfather Mountain race
1 Other entrants firocx Burnsville
1 were Mclniosh, driving a
Jaguar; and James Ray, driving
a Morris-Minor, > v -
Forty-eight cap#/ entered the
race which was sjjjpnsored by the
Central CarolllnA 4*egion of . Sports
Car Club of America.
t The Yancey Hospital reports
i five births and twenty-one other
t admissions this week.
The births include a son, Billy
r Joe, born April 26, to Mr. and Mrs.
i Tony McLaughlin of Route 1,
! Burnsville; a son, Johnnie Lee,
1 born April 27, to Mr. and Mrs.
, James Cook of Celo; a daughter,
■ Deborah Aitne, bdrn April 26, to
Mr. and My% Frank Robinson of
E Route 1, Burnsville; a son, Kevin
Banks, born April 28, to Mr. and
Mrs. Horace Daniel Ray, Jr. of
Star Rt, Burnsville; and a son, J.'
R„ born April 29. to Mr. and Mrs.
J B. Wheeler of Kpute 1, Burns
The following people were ad
. I past weefelCMrte Lee Young, Jr..
• Carol Ann Bailey and Ordie Brown
i of BurnsvHle; Lucille Jackson of
Star Rt., Burnsville; Mary Jane
1 Styles, Saundra Duncan, Mary
i Nadine Elkins and Paul Metcalf
i of Rt. 1, Burnsville; Darrell
. Wright, Mgxine Styles, Herman
Penland, Jr., and Darlene Proffitt
, of Rt 3, Burnsville; Earl Rethtn
. son of Green Mountain; Clara Lee
Jones of Micaville; Nola Carroll
I of Celo; Billie Brooks Wilson of
. Pensacola; Hazel Franklin of Cane
River; Earl Garland of Bakers
ville; Sharon Gail Barnett of Pop
lar; Minnie Murpliy of Relief;
and Baby Linda Ledford of Spruce
Destroyed By Fire
Fire recently destroyed the home
of J. T. Chrisawn, Newdale, while
the family was away from home.
Everything, including home fur
nishings and clothes, was destroy
ed except a washing machine.
Mr. and Mrs. Chrisawn, vyho
have three children— onq in
valid, is rebuilding homo
(with th« h«ip pf friends »nd
Anyone wishing to aid the fam
ily, either with clothes or house
hold furniture, should telephone
number 161 In Burnsville and ar
> rangements will be made to pick
I up the artiole*. Any help will be
appreciated. by the family.
To Present Play
The annual Junior Class play of
Clearmont High School will be
presented in 'he school auditorium
' Wednesday, Mi * 9, at 8:00 p. m.
The play, directed by Mrs. Phyl
lis Bailey, is a comedy in three
acts titled, ‘Teen Time”, by Anne
I ' * The cast includes Wllloree
Melton, Helen Gortney, Johnny
Howell, Elizabeth Wheeler, Stella
1 Deyton, Ben Lee Peyton, U. B.
1 Deyton, Bi% Young, Jeralyne
; Wilson, Evelyn Ayers, Verline
Silvers, Harold Canipe, Roy Byrd,
1 Edna Tipton, Robert Deyton and
Herbert Robinson, Jr.
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HUGH A. WELLS
Hugji A. Wells, Shelby attorney
and candidate for Congress in the
Eleventh District, visited Burns
ville this week in a campaign tour
through the western counties of
Wells, 33 years old and native
of Shelby, in his first campaign
trip here said that from now to
i the May 26 Primary, he expects
■, to spend much time in this county
meeting and talking to the people.
Wells is a veteran of World
War 11, with overseas duty. He is
president of the 11th District
Young Democrats, a Sunday Scho
ol teacher in the Shelby Central
Methodist Church, and a member
of several veterans and civic or
Tactics Used By
Gastonia—Basil L. Whitener,
candidate for Congress, has injected
f The neyr wrinkle is a cross word
puzzle which is being published
in all of the newspapers of the
£ 11th Congressional Dristrict this
When interviewed about the new
campaigning idea, Whitener stated:
“1 am indebted to one of my good
friends for hia preparation of this
cross word puzzle to be used in our
campaign. As far as we know a
puzzle of this sort has never been
used as a feature of political adver
tising in any campaign. We believe
that it is a puzzle which will prove
both interesting and informative
to the people of our district who
interested in becoming acquainted
with the information contained in
puzzle appears in this is
sue of The Yancey Record. ,
Binghams Here To
Mr, and, Jappes gingham of
Jacksonville, Fla*. are in Burns
ville this week preparing for the
opening of Camp Mt. Mitchell for
Girls. The opening date for the
1956 season will be June 19, and
will run eight weeks through
August 13. '
Seventy-five girls, representing
several states, will attend the
camp this year. The states repre
sented are Missouri, Ohio, Ken
tucky, North and South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida.
McDougald To Enter
Duane McDougald wWs selected
as the winner of the Pubßc Speak
ing Contest at the District 4-H
Demonstration pay in Asheville
on April 28k He won the honor
over sixteen other 4-H boys and
girls who entered the contest from
the 15 counties in the district. He
will also enter the State Public
Speaking Contest In Raleigh dur
ing 4-H Club Week in July.
During the District 4-H Demon
stration Day, 120 demonstrations
were given with 231 club member::
participating. \ |
Town Officials To Launch
A town-wide "Clean-Up Cam
paign” will be launched soon un
der the auspices of -the town offi
cials of Burnsville and with the
cooperation of the Garden Club.
Mayor Reece Mclntosh will an
nounce next week the opening day
for the drive which will be aimed
at encouraging ail citizens and
property owners of the town to
Bailey Elected As
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The broom sale held by the
Burnsville Lions Club recently
was a great success, according to
members reporting at the last
G. D. Bailey, Burnsville attor
ney, was elected president of the
Burnsville Lions Club at the last
meeting. Bailey, a practicing law
yer here and associate of W. E.
Anglin, has been an active mem
ber of the club since his return
here from Army service, i
Other officers elected who will
be installed in the second meeting
in May and who will assume their
duties in the club on July 1 were
George Robinson, Ist vice-presi
dent; J; N. Barnett, 2nd vice
president; Hubert Justice, 3rd vice
president; Carroll Angel, secre
tary; Dr. Cornwell, treasurer; Dr.
Mcßae, lion tamer; Lewis Dam
eron, tail-twister; Herman Ander
son and Bill Silver, directors.
Dr. Mcßae, program chairman,
announced that a group of Lions
eating program "with pictures of
I the Parkway to the club soon.
. Mrs. Dent Will
Os Club Officers
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Mrs. C. M. Dent of Spruce Pine,
who is the second vice-president
of the State Federation of Wom
en’s Clubs, will conduct the in
stallation of new officers at the
next meeting of the Woman’s Club,
Thursday evening, May 10, at 8:00
in the Community Building.
The officers to be installed for
the coming year are Mrs. Louise
Helmle, president; Mrs. Jack
Bailey, first vice-president; Mrs.
R. K. Ransom, second vice- presi
dent; Mrs: James Ray, recording
secretary; Mrs. W. A- Higgins,
corresponding secretary: and Mrs.
Norris Peyton, treasurer.
H D Clubs Schedule
The Home Demonstration Club
schedule for next week is as fol
The Celo Club will meet May 9,
at 1:30 with Mrs. Ellen Grindstaff.
The Jacks Creek Club No. 2
'will meet May 10, at 1:30 with
Mrs. Grover Honeycutt.. «
During the month of May, Miss
Sue Nottingham wik present a
program to each dub h* the coun
ty on the use and care of frozen
Mac* Enters All-
Munich, Germany—PFC Morris
]W. Mace, whose wife, Dorthy,
lives in Burnsville, N. G.. recently
competed In the Munich, Germany,
Sub-Area division of the All-Army
A jeep driver with Headquarters
and Service Company of the 370
Armored Infantry Battalion, Mace
is the son of Clay Mace, Celo.
entered the Army in April 1954 and
completed basic training at Fort
Jackson, S. C. The22-y*ar-old
soldier arrived overseas the follow
| lng October.
clean-up and paint-up; to beautify
their lawns, vacant lots, hedge
and fence rows; to keep the streets
and the town square free of pa
pers and other litter.
The town officials have already
begun the improvement and beau
tification of the town square by
replacing five dogwood .trees whi
ch were destroyed last year. Peo
ple of the town and of the county
. are urged to help preserve these
so that the appearance of the
town square in the County Seat •
can be a soured of pride to all
citizens 6t Yancey County.
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Open House Held By
The State Hospital at Morgan
ton which is caring fox. 45 pa
tients front Yanecy County invited
ihe public to an Open House tour
Tuesday afternoon, May 1, during
the observance of Mental Health
A new $1,800,000 admissions and
treatment building, dedi
cated by Governor Luther H. Hod
ges, was the center of attention
during a series of public tours con
ducted at the hospital.
Dr. John S. McKee, Superintend
ent, said the hospital holds open
house each year during Mental
Health Week to give North Caro
linians an opportunity, to observe
facilities provided for the care
and treatment of the mentally dis
f ordered, who number one out of
every 16 persons in the U. S.
f *fac new seven-story admissions
building, which symbolizes the new
emphasis on treatment rather
than simply custodial care, is a
fully equipped center for treat
ment of medical and surgical 111-
, nesses as well as emotional dis
turbances, Dr. McKee said. The
hospital has two operating suites
with ultramodern equipment, con
nected with a central Bupply room
for sterile and other supplies. A
dental department is in operation
in the building for newly admit
ted patients. Laboratory and XJ
Ray departments are equipped
with modern machines, including
those for basal metabolic and
electrocardiogram studies. Ttye
diagnostic X-Ray machine, fluoro
scope and mobile X-Ray unit are*
described as among the finest int
North Carolina Eaeb ward in tfte- ■—
uew center has an individual dim
ing room and food service unit.
Electroconvulsive the.apy, insu
lin therapy, thorazine and serpasil
are administered as indicated, and
group psychotherapy is being con
ducted by several registered nur
ses with the assistance of a clini
cal psychologist. The hospital’s
chaplain conducts orientation clas
ses for all new patients each week,
in addition to his other hospital
Yet to be set up in new quarters
arc the electroencephalograph
maehine, soon to be installed in
connecting rooms with one-way
glass for observation, and the Eye,
Ear, Nose and Throat department
which is now examining new pa
tients in its quarters in the ad
The Occupational Therapy de
partment is functioning in the new
center, offering crafts work, wea
ving, sewing, and the services of
a beautician. A branch of the hos
pital library is a part of the Occu
pational Therapy department and
is available to patients in the new
building at any time.* The Recrea
tion department has a large room
in which patients meet for games,
table tennis and dancing instruc
In a hospital with 2,749 patients,
there is much more than this one
building, Dr. McKee observed, but
it will be a feature for the open
house visitors on May 1. A num
ber of other departments will be