This is not a roadster. It is the remains of a high-powered Ford
sedan, wrecked on Highway 69 west of Burnsville Wednesday night
of last week around 7p. m. The wreck occurred on the straight
beyond Pine Swamp Road. The automobile hurtled along the ditch
line and road bank for a distance of Approximately three hundred
feet, witnesses said., A telephone pole was sheared off and left
dangling on the wires. A highway "sign was cut down. The driver,
Sheriff Frank Randolph, came from the wreck uninjured.
RANGER VITAS TRANSFERRED TO
UTAH, REPLACED BY -BYLSMA
Mrs. George Vitas and daughter,
Mary Geneva, left Willow Run
Airport in Detroit, Mich., on Wed
nesday, May 2, aboard United Air
Lines for Salt Lake City, Utah,
where they will join Mr. Vitas.
Mr. Vitas left Burnsville two
weeks ago for"Utah"where Be Bas
been assigned as assistant to the
Chief of Information and Educa
tion in Region IV of the National
Forest with headquarters in Od
Vitas came to Yancey County
and established a Forest Ranger
office here in 1952 following- a
transfer from Marion where he
was ranger in the Pisgah district.
At the time of his transfer to
Burnsville he was made head of
the Toecane District, an area whi
ch was separated from the Mt.
Mitchell District at that time.
During his stay in North Caro
lina, Mr. Vitas brought about and
mbs. h. Mclntosh
Mrs. Harriett Mclntosh, 84, of
Burnsville died at an Asheville
nursing home at 10:30 a. m. Sat
urday after a long illness.
Funeral services were held at
First Baptist Church here at 10:30
a. m. Monday.
The Rev. C. B. Trammell officated
and burial was in the- Mclnfosh
Surviving are a son, Lewis Mc-
Intosh of Burnsville; three sisters,
Miss Alice McPeters and Mrs.
Florence Hunter of Burnsville, and
Mrs. C. C. Lisenbee of Marion; and
WILLIAM DAVID ADKINS
tired farmer from Yancey County,
died at his home on Oklona Drive,
Route 3, Erwin, Tenn., on Saturday,
April 28. V
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Rasil Adkins; the step-mother,
Mrs. Ella Adkins of Kona; seven
daughters, Mrs. Will Adkins, Jr.
and Mrs. Morris Adkins of Sioux,
N. C., Mrs. Boyd Haney of Kings
ton, Tenn., Mrs Walter Bryant and
Mrs. Bob Spangler of Erwin, Tenn.
Miss Irene Chloe Ella Adkins and
Miss Ivory, Adkins of the home;
two sons, Carroll Adkins and Estel
Adkins of Erwin; four sisters,
Mrs. Charlie Masters of Sioux, Mrs.
Burl Murphey of Relief, Mrs.
Anderson Watts of Unicoi, Tenn.,
and Mrs. Bob Silvers of Kona; two
brothers, John Adkins of Relief,
and Dave Adkins of Sioux.
Ledford Funeral Homo was In
charge of the burrial in Evergreen
Cemetary at Erwin.
CARD OF THANKS
May we take this opportunity to
express our appreciations to all
our friends and neighbors, who
were so thoughtful and kind during
our recent sorrow, and also for the
Lewis Mclntosh and family.
The Yancey Record
SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR.
supported many improvements in
scenic sections of his districts.
After coming to Burnsville Mr.
Vitas married Miss Betty Sparks.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Vitas were ac
tive in church work as well as in
civic affairs. === =
He is a graduate of the tJntver- '
sity of Michigan and had special
studies at the university of New
York, the University of Wisconsin
and the University of Chicago.
Don Bylsma, a native of Lafay
ette, Indiana, arrived this week to
replace Mr. Vitas v Bylsma has
been in the Forest Service for the
past 8 years, and was transferred
here from the Ozark National- For
est with headquarters in Paris,
Bylsma has with him his wife
and two children, a son 5, and a
daughter 2. They are now living on
Westover Drive in West Burnsville
He is a graduate of Perdue Uni
versity in Lafayette, Ind.
Local Women Attend
Mrs. J. J. Nowicki and Mrs. Gus
Peterson, attended the 18th District
meeting of the American Legion
Auxiliary, held in Canton, N. C.
last week. The North Carolina Do
’ partmenf PffeSTdent, Mrs. John W.
Hearn Os Raleigh, addressed the
assembly. She congratulated the
units of the 18th District for the
fine volunteer services given the
veterans in the VA hospitals in this
A nominating committee was
appointed at the last meeting for
the purpose of. electing officers for
the Earl Horton Post for the
coming year. They are Mrs. Mack
B. Ray, Mrs. Gus Peterson and
Mrs. Lena Tilson.
The Legion and Auxiliary are
planning Memorial services forAthe
next scheduled meeting on May 22,
to be held in the community
Funeral for Lattie
Arrowood, 67, who died at his home
Monday, were held in the Prices
Creek Baptist Church Wednesday
at 2:00 p. m. The C. P. Blevins and
the Rev. Ed Woody officiated an<l
, burial was in the family cemetery.
A retired farmer, Arrowood re
sided in the Price’s Creek section
of Yancey County.
i Surviving are the widow; two
daughters, Mrs. Everett Banks,
and Mrs. Ralph Towe of Burnsville;
two sons, Clem of Johnson City,
Tenn. and Bill of the home.
> Also three brothers, Robert,
1 Bergin, and Francis of Burnsville;
) four sisters, Mrs. W. K. ' Hudgins
! and Mrs. John Fox of Burnsville,
’ Mrs. Ora Chandler and Mrs. Oscar
Shepherd of Detroit, Mich.; and
“DEDICATEB v TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
BURNSVILLE, N. C, MAT 10, 1956
South Toe Grammar.
School To Present
The grammar grades of
Toe School under the direction of
Mrs. Winnie Murphey, Mrs. Hazel
Dellinger, Mrs. Lillian Mclntosh,
Miss Tensie Bailey and C. B.
Bennett, will present the operetta,
“Sunny of Sunnyside’’, Friday
evening, May 11 in the school
This operetta is the story of
Sunny, an orphan of Sunnyside
To Present Annual
Play Next Friday
,6n Friday night, May 18, at
8 at the Parkway Play
house the senior class of Burnsville
High School will present "The
Daffy Dills,” a comedy in three
Although a little on the lazy
side, -the Dills are a typical Ameri
can family until Richard Dill, the
father, advjses his spoiled child
ren that a new stepmother will ar
rive soon. The Dill children, led by
their neurotic grandmother, deter
mins to get rid of the stepmother
in short order. What follows ik ! a
series of exciting episodes that
provide the base for one of the
most farcial plays in years.
Included in the cast are:
Richard Dill, Lloyd Hensley;
The widowed father of the Dill
dan. An average American busi
nessman of thirty-nine.
Carol Dill, Margaret Allen; A
pretty, romantic school girt of'
seventeen and the eldest of the
Rod Dill, Jimmy Laughrun; A
jolly impetuous high school lad of
, Doris Dill, Jeanette Foxx; Thir
teen years old and is the bcbby
soxer of the family.
Dudley Dill, Joe Oillespie; Dor
is’s twin. An all-American boy.
Granny Dill, Karen Bailey; Rich
ards mother who is inclined to be
Pete Norton, John Hopson; A
high school athlete and Carol’s
Amiee Lovelwell, Nan 'Honey
cutt; and simply
Cousin Maude, Nell Riddle; Com
es for a visit and starts all the
Elaine Escott, Helen Allen; Pa
Arnica Jukes, Wanda Phipps:
the Dill’s negro cook.
, ;The Widow Woggles, Norma
Grindstaff, a nosy neighbor.
Banquet Held By
The annual Burnsville High
School Junior-Senior Banquet was
held in the Community Building
on Saturday, May 5, with Joe Col
etta acting as Master of Ceremon
The Hawaiin theme was' used
throughout the program, meal and
Approximately 120 class mem
bers and guests attended the ban
quet which was followed by danc
A challenge to the seniors en
titled "At The Crossroads of the
Pacific” was given by Miss Islean
Ray, se'hior class sponsor. A boy’s
quartet sang “Hawaiian War
Chant”, and the girl’s quartet
sang “My Isle of Golden Dreams”.
Marietta Atkins played a violin
solo entitled "Coral Sea”,
Others taking part on the pro
gram were Ronald Peterson, Mary
Ann Buchanan, Harold Ray, FraWt
Lee Anglin, Charles Buckner, £iel
en Allen and Lillian Berry.
Guests of honor were Mayor and
Mrs. Reece Mclntosh and Supt.
and Mrs. Hubert Justice.
1 The dinner was prepared by the
(Burnsville Woman’s Club.
“Headed For Eden”
Scheduled By Bee
“Headed For Eden”, a come*y
in three acts, by 3ldney Duvall, will
be presented by she senior class of
Bee Log High School Friday night
at 8:00 p. m. In the school audi
The cast includes Martha and
Margaret Higgins, Scotty Ledford,
Evelyn Wheeler, George Howell,
Carl and Luther,.Bailey, Genevieve
Edwards, Alice fjamsoy, Henrietta
Wheeler, Gary Cooper, Ray Clorttz,
D. L. Edwards, fgnevieve Bailey,
Yvonne Whitson,, and Ima Jean
Ramsey.’ . pST® I w
The play will be directed by Miss
To Begin Monday
Burnsville’S toWn-Wide "Clean-
Up Campaign” will be launched
officially on Monday, May 14, by
the town and will contin
ue through Saturday, May 26, ac
cording to a proclamation issued
this week by Mayor Reece Mcln-
The Garden cfSlris joining with
the town officials in encouraging
all citizen.* of the town to cooper-
the tWo-week-long drive
with a Concerted effort and civic
pride, for. a..heater. Burnsville. Ev- 1
eryone Is, urged to help in this
been made that
owners protect-'th£ir property by
repairing and painting buildings
and fences; pjrui ing shrubs, and I
keeping hedge wHS fence rows
cleared of qll brush and undesir
- ’ cf tbe property
< . and impair ttib te-passers-by.
The goal of each self respecting
. citizen is a well-kept lawn and
’ garden, and landscaping is an im
portant factor in acquiring this
goal. It has also been suggested
, that owners of vacant property J
could improve the lots around j
business places along the entrance
to the town and also on the side
streets by clearing them of all pa
pers, tin cans and weeds; and by
planting easy-to-grow perrinials
such as peonies and day lilies, and
flowering trees such as pink dog
wood, native white dogwood, aza
leas and rhododendron. These
. flowers and trees will also add
color and generally improve the
appearance of lawns.
The summer tourist season will
soon be underway, and our out-of
town visitors notice these things
immediately. The better clean-up,
fix-up, paint-up job wff do, the
more beautiful and attractive we
Lieutenant Burton .
J. R. Burton, detective lieuten
ant with the Department of Police,
Flint, Michigan, visited relatives
and friends here early this week.
Lieutenant Burton was on official
business to Buncombe County, but
took time off to visit his brother,
Clarence Burton, and family and
other relatives in Burnsville.
Burton has been with the Flint
Police Department for several
years and made his way to lieuten
ant from the city patrol ranks of
Flint. He was recently pictured in
a national magazine making a
raid on a Flint narcotics gang
will other detectives and mem
bers of the narcotics squad.
He was accompanied here by
Edward Joseph of the Procuting
Office of Flint who aided in the
legal procedure necessary in se
curing a prisoner from Buncombe
to take back to Michigan.
, BAPTISMAL SERVICES
HELD BY TWO CHURCHES
The Bolens Creek Baptist Church
and the West Burnsville Church
I held baptismal service Sunday,
• May 6, at 2:30. Eight persons from
each dhUrCh were baptised. Rev.
* A. Z. Jamerson and Rev. E. G.
Adkins administered the ,ordinance.
MICAVTLLE CHURCH TO
SPONSOR CAKE SALE
Members of the Presbyterian
Church of Micaville will sponsor a
cake sale Sat. May 12. Cakes can
be bought at Dellinger-Silver store
or Leland Robin Son’s store in
Members are specializing in
Mother’s Day cakes.
Farmers Drain Land
Mr. E. F. Hunter of Jacks Creek
recently drained a wet area in his
bottom land which will enable him
to produce his row crops without
danger of soil erosion. Mr. Hunter
installed 1?0<5 ft. of clay ditching
tile in this field. Not Only has he
been able to drain the wet ara, "he
has also been able to put two fields
into one, so that I will be more
"convenient to cultivate and harvest
J. G. Robertson and Mosce Towe
have recently installed tile drainage
systems on their farms in the
Prices Creek Section. I
Mr. Robertson installed 16A ft.'
of 6 inch clay tile and approxi
mately 850 ft. of 4 inch »tile to
drain an eight acre bottom recently
purchased. This bottom land had
been wet for a number of years and
had been considered as “impossible
With the draining of thiß wet
land, Mr. Robertson plans to seed
this area to grass and laditio clover
for pasture, thus giving him a
chance to re-seed his old pastures.
After the old pastures are re-seeded
he will use this field for silage corn.
Mr. Towe has installed 549 ft
of 6 inch tlffe and 106 ft. of"iHnch
tile in a wet bottom or. his farm.
This bottom was exremely wet.
However, by installing a 6 inch
main tile line, Mr. Towe will enable
I to add additional 4 inch laterals to
| completely drain the entire area air
I labor and funds permit.
Soil Conservation Service per
sonnel assisted these farmer* with
the surveying and design of their
farm drainage systems.
Pre-school clinics will b 4 held
by the District Health Department
at the following schools in Yancey
County during the period of May
11 through May 18:
Pensacola School, Friday, May
11, at 9:00 a. m.; Double -Island
School, Friday, May 11, at 11:00
a. m.; Micaville School, Monday,
Miay 14, 9:00 a. m.; South Toe
School, Friday, May 18, 9 a. m.
The monthly orthopedic ' clinic
for this district will be held on
Wednesday, May 16, in the Spruce
Pine health office. Dr. J. Bruce
Galloway, Asheville orthopedist,
will be the clinician.
LIONS TO BE ENTERTAINED
BY JUBILEE WINNERS
Micaville students who partici
pated and won recognition in the
jamboree in Asheville recently will
be guest entertainers at the regular
meeting of the Burnsville Lions
Club here Thursday night.
The program will Include moun
tain singing, playing apd dancing.
WHEREAS, the general health and welfare of our citizens depend
upon wholesbtae surroundings arising from good clean living condi
tions .and ■---
WHEREAS, the lives and property of our people are endangered by
fire caused by the clutered conditions In homes, factories, alleys and
WHEREAS, unity of effort is required for the future development
of our community, and
WHEREAS, we are all dedicated to the great mobilization effort for
the defense of our democratic heritage and freedoms,
THEREFORE, I, Reece Mclntosh, Mayor of the city of Burnsville,
do hereby designate May 14. 1966, as official opening day of the clean
up- paint Up- Fix up Program, to continue through May 26, 1966, and
call upon all departments of the city, its commercial organizations,
civic clubs, schools, churches, boys’ and girls’ clubs, and all other
associations, and our people in general to take an active part in this
constructive program for community improvement to insure success.
This, the 9th Day of May 1966.
Mayor REECE McINTOSH, City of Burnsville
Two Communities Enter
| WNC Development Contest
1 Deadline for communities to
enter the WNC Rural Community
1 Development Contest is May 15,
according to an announcement
made this week by the Asheville
1 sponsors of the area program. All
Agricultural Development Council,
communities planning to partici
pate in the program this year are
urged to make entry immediately
if they have not already done so.
All organized communities in the
western counties are eligible to
participate in this community, farm
and home development program.
The winning community in each
Scout Council Will
! Hold Board Meeting.
The Pisgah Girl Scout Council
! will hold their out of town board
. meeting at the Nu-Wray Inn Tues
day, May 15 from 10:30 a. m.
All local Girl Scout adults are
urged to attend this meeting.
Mrs. Don Burhoe was recently
elected assistant neighborhood
chairman or the Girl Scouts to as
sist Mrs. Ralph Proffitt, Bald*
An outdoor training course for
Brownie leaders as well as inter
mediate and senior leaders will
be held on May 14, 17, 21 and 24.
Troop committee members and j
day camp staff members also are I
asked to attend this course.
’ The leaders and committees
Iwili meet at the Nu-wray’ lnn on
these dates, and from there the
x group will go to Water Tank Hill,
j back of the Inn, which is the site
, for the course. The course will be
, gin at 10:00 a. m. and last until
2:30 p. m.
All leaders are asked to wear
camping clothes and bring a nose
J bag lynch, knife and note book.
Miss Nancy Campbell of Ashe
ville, professional worker of the
Pisgah Girl Scout Council, and
Mrs. James W. Proffitt of Bald
Creek, who attended the volunteer
trainers' in the outdoor leadership
course at Edith Macy Training
School last summer, will instruct.
Miss Sue Nottingham, E. L.
Dillingham and W. H. Anderson
will attend the District Conference
of County Agents to be held at
Carolina Beach next Tuesday
The Western District of agents
will meet with the South Eastern
District in the annual conference.
Two years ago the Western Dis
trict was host to the Southeastern
district at Asheville.
D. D. Baggett, a former agent
Yancey County, is agent in New
Hanover County, and will act as
one of the hosts for the Carolina
The office secretary will be on
duty here during the conference to
take care of office calls.
' county will be judged in the area
’ competition next November. Cash
■ prizes of over $2,000 are being
* offered. The prizes are SSOO for
1 first place, S4OO second prize, S3OO
third prize, S2OO fourth prize, SIOO
fifth prize, and SSO each to all
' other communities in area judging
doing a creditable job, -
A total of 105 communities in 16
counties were in the community
development program last year. An
even larger number are expected
to take part this year.
Communities desiring to enter
this contest, or to. orgqjiizA a
community development program,
&e urged to contact the farm agent,
home agent or other agricultural
workers for information and
Brush Creek Community and
Jacks Creek Community are en
tered from Yancey County.
County Apple Crop
Yancey County’s apple crop
should be average or above this
year, according to E. L. Dillingham,
county agent. In traveling over the
county and contacting orchard
owners, Mr. Dillingham finds that
some varities of apples have been
injured by the late spring freezes.
[However, the crop should be about
average if some freak of weather
conditions does not cause the
1 'otmgapples to drop from the trees.
1 Last year the apple crop as..
Yancey County was close to the
> zero mark, due to late frosts and
; freezes. And this year there has
been some speculation that the
1 crop may be small due to the late
cold weather. However, if no fur
ther adverse weather conditions
strike the crop, Yancey County
should have an ample supply of
apples this fall.
To Tobacco growers the county
agent warned that the cool and
damp weather might have a bad
effect on plant beds and cause an
outbreak of blue mold and wildfire
in the plants.
To the present time, the tobacco
plant situation looks good, accord
ing to the farm agent, however,
an outbreak of disease could cut
plant production-. . ■. V —— •
Mr. Dillingham adVised growers
to treat tobacco beds with the
approved methods of disease pre
vention before any sign of disease
was seen. Several chemicals are on
market for the control of wildfire
and blue mold, he said. And to
prove the worth of chemical useage
on beds, several demonstration
blocks in beds have been arranged.
The Yancey Hospital reports no
births this week, however, the
following people were admitted to
the hospital during the sast week;
Thelma Buchanan, Spruce Pine;
Clara Lee Jones, Micaville; Shirley
Smith, Spruce Pine; B. B. Penland,
Burnsville; Nell Angel, Burnsville;
Ethel Hall, Green Mountain;
Vaughtie Jones, Bakeraville;
Willie Johnson, Micaville; P. J.
Nolen, Weaverville; Banister
Tipton, Burnsville; Rt. 3; Ann
Price, Burnsville; Rt 2; Welzie
Chrisawn, Burnsville; Roy Shroat,
Asheville; Charlie Allen, Rt. 1,
Burnsville; Lurene Pate, Rt. 3
Burnsville; Kenneth Price, ”Rt 2,
Burnsville; Mae Banks, Rt. 1,
Burnsville; Danny Niche Is, Burns
ville; Wilma Karris, St. Rt.,
Burnsville; Celeste Griffoth, St. Rt.,
Burnsville; Amaryllis Wilson,
Pnsacola; Randy Penland, Rt. 1,
Burnsville; Sharon Stanley, Rt 1 , •
Burnsville; France Riddle, Rt. \
Burnsville; Belle Hunter, Rt. 3,
Burnsville; Ruth Grindstaff, Ban
dana; Kate Ray, Rt. 3, Burnsville;