North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUME TWENTY
Whitener Will Make
Decision Public By Monday
In Gastonia last night, Basil L.
Whitener stated that he has no de
cision to make public at this time
concerning a runoff primary for
Congressman of the 11th District.
Whitener said that he will make
his decisioh public by Monday of
next week at the latest.
The State Board of Elections met
yesterday, June 6, to canvass the
State-wide vote in the May 26th
Democratic Primary. In an un
official tabulation of votes, Ralph
W. Gardner showed a slight lead in
the district over Whitener, but less
than a majority; and in Yancey
County, Whitener led by 26 votes in
the three-man race.
Political- observers feel certain
that Whitener will call for A second
prmary, since he has indicated ear-
Obituaries
MRS. POLLY McFALLS
Funeral services for Mrs. Polly
McFalls, 86, who died at the Yan
cey Hospital, Sunday, June 3, af
ter a short illness, were held
Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Cane
River Baptist Church. The Rev.
E. G. Adkins and the Rev, Elsie
Ray officiated and burial was in
tae Proffitt Cemetery. ——
. Surviving are two daughters,
Miss,Lester McFalls of Burnsville,
and ;Mrs. George King of Green
ajEgOtftaio; a, sister, Mrs. Bally
Davis of Burnsville Rt. f; one
brother. Jim Proffitt of Burnsville
Rt. 1; 10 grandchildren, 23 great
grandchildren, and one great
great-grandchild.
=■ MRS. CATHERINE EDWARDS
Funeral services for Mrs. Cath
erine Edwards, 85, who passed
away at her home at Swiss Tues
day evening after a long illness,
will be held today (Thursday) at
2 p. m. at the Mt. Pleasant Bap
tist Church at Swiss. The Rev. M.
H. Kendall and the Rev. E. G. Hall
will officiate and burial will be
in the Pine Hill Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Ada Wilson of Lenoir, Miss
Mazie Edwards of Swiss, and Mrs.
Mary Radford of Bee Log; five
sons, Andy of Sylvia, G. L. of Mars
Hill RFD 2, Silas of Lenoir, Char
ley of Glasgo, Va., and B. M. of
Newport News, Va.; 55 grand
children, 41 great-grandchildren,
and three great-great-grandchild
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A SKETCH OF THE NEW WESTERN CAROLINA TELEPHONE COMPANY BUILDING
drawn by Miss slope Bailey, Bhows the building as it will look after construction is completed! Excava* -
tlon was begun early last month, and work is now being done on the foundation and lower walls by
contractors H. M. Rice and Sons of Weaverville.
The new location fronts on the street between the County Courthouse and Western Auto Associate
Store. The building, designed by Higgins and Ferebee, architects of Charlotte, will be a 85 by 60 ft.
structure of stacked Norman brick, one and one-half stories, with large plate glass front. A sidewalk
will be built across the front of the location, and the building will set back of a six or seve/i ft.Tawn.
When completed, the new location will provide office space and an equipment room on the first
floor, and a basement room. According to Glen Morris, supervisor of construction, the building which
wiH eo*t~fn the neighborhood of $40,000, should be aompleted withiin 90 days. Operations in the new
location are expected to begin in November. ,_ L
The Yancey Record
SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR.
Her to a crowd of approximately
500 gathered before his home in
Gastonia, that he will seek a run
off for the nomination.
It also seems likely that State
Representative Alonxo C. Edwards
will decide to ask for a runoff
against Senate president Luther
Jarnhardt in the race for lieutenant
governor. Unofficial returns show
that Barnhardt received 151,639
/c tea to 120,685 for Edwards. Obser
vers pointed out that Edwards
might ask for a second primary if
jinother candidate already had
"Jailed for a runoff, but that he
might not if there is no other sec
ond primary race. s:.
H. D. Lambeth also js entitled to
ask for a runoff primary for com
missioner of labor. Ah unofficial
tabulaton of returns shows that
Labor Commissioner Frank Crane
.received a thin majority of 1,210
votes In the three-man race. The
result of the labor commissioner
race might have an important
bearing on whether Edwards de
cides to ask for a runoff against
Barnhardt in the lieutenant gov
ernor race.
Summer Immuniza
tion Clinics ~
The District Health Department
will hold summer immunization
clinics on the following scheduled
dates:
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Monday, June 11, July 23, Aug
ust 27: Young’s Chapel, Boonford,
8:00 a. m.; Newdale Postoffice,
8:30 a. m.; Howell’s Store, New
dale, 9:00 a. m.; Micaville, Robin
son’s Store, 9:45 a. m.
Tuesday, June 12, July 24, Aug
ust 28: Bowditch Church, 8:30 a.
m.; 'Celo Postoffice, 9:00 a. m.; i
Robinson’s Store, Hamrick, 9:30 a.
m.; Busick Church, 10:00 a. m.;
Bolens Creek Church, 1:00 p. m.;
Low Gap Church, 1:30 p. m.; Pen-j
sacola, Laurel Branch Church,
1:45 p. m.
Wednesday, June 13, July 25,
August 29: Double Island Church,
9:00 a. m.; Pleasant Gap Church,
9:30 a. m.; Brush Creek Methodist
Church, 10:00 a. m.; Bald Creek
School, 1:15 p. m.; Swiss Store,
1:30 p, m.
Thursday, June 14, July 26, Aug
ust 30: Phipps Creek, Allen’s
Home, 9:00 a. m.; Banks Creek
Presbyterian Church, 9:30 a. m.;
Pajnt Gap, England’s Store, 10:00
a. m.; Prices Creek, Ledford’s
Store, 10:30 a. m.
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OP YANCEY COUNTY”
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BURNSVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1956
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COMMUNITY TELEVISION SYSTEM
INSTALLED ON PHILLIPS’ KNOB
Work has begun on the
tion of a community television an
tenna system at the top of Phil
lips’ Knob by Ray Miller, who is
working with the John Robinson
Co. of Burnsville. The new system,
Mr. Miller said, will bring perfect
television reception to the Burns
ville area. The signal will be
brought into town by coaxial cable
from the receiving station on the
mountain.
Mr. Miller hopes to have three
perfect channels available to the
citizens of Burnsville within the
next 30 dkys, after which five
more Will be added within six
months, making a total of eight
channels. This type of TV antenna
system, Mr. Miller said, is free
from troublesome snow, ghost, and
electrical interferences, and has
been tried and proved in the near
by cities of Erwin, Johnson City,
and Kingsport, Tenn. After visit-
Parkway Cloaked ~
In Spring Colors
The Blue Ridge Parkway has
already begun its flower parade,
and the last vestiges of winter have |
been replaced by a full array of
flowering plants. Mountain laurel
has already been in good display
j along the Buck Creek -Mt. Mitchell
section of the Parkway. Flowering
dogwood and flame azelea have
past their peak of gloom; however,
the Parkway will soon present a
colorful display of purple rhoden
dron which has begun to exhibit
some flower buds in excellent
variety.
The peak bloom for rhodendron
is expected between June 10 arid 20
along the lower altitudes on the
and at higher altitudes,
including Craggy Gardens and
Roan Mountain, the peak of
rhodendron bloom is expected be-
I tween June 20 and July 1.
ing the Johnson City firm, Mr.
Miller was told that Burnsville was
fortunate in being able to recefve
8 channels, since they are able to
furnish only 3 channels to their
customers. »
With the community system, no
entenna is needed at individual
homes, as the signal reaches the
home byway of coaxial cable and
is installed in the same manner
as a telephone line.
One. of the first installations to
be made wiH be at the Esso Ser
vice Station operated by Bob
Hilliard, on the- town square, and
Mr. Hilliard has said that he will
be glad to demonstrate it to any
one who is interested.
Mr. Miller Said--that he will an
swer any questions concerning the
local citizens may]
want to ask, and he can be reach
ed by calling the John Robinson
Co. in Burnsville.
County Library Board
Holds Meeting
The Yancey County Library
Board met on May 24, at the Nu-
Wray Inn with H. G. Bailey, chair
man of the board, presiding. Also
present were Miss Elaine Von
Oesen, field representative of the
IN. C. Library Commission; Mrs.
I Dorothy Thomas, Tri-County lib
rarian; Mrs. Carl Carter, County
librarian; Fred Proffitt, Rush
Wray and Mrs. Craig English,
members of the board.
Memorial book plates, donated
by the Woman’s Club of Burns
ville, were presented to the libra
ry. A discussion was held regard
ing the possibility of. forming a
“Friends of the Library Club”.
The aim of this club would be to
assist, in any way possible, the
promotion and general welfare of
the library.
The availability of surplus gov
ernment equipment, which might
be used by the library, was inves
tigated. Miss Von Oesen is to ad
vise the board as to what steps
should be taken to secure this 1
equipment. She also informed the
board that the local library is
eligible to secure a film library
from the State Library Commis
sion. These films cover a wide
range.-of subjects "and are loaned
to various county libraries for
their use. •!
The budget for the coming year
was recommended by the board
and will be preSqated to the
Board of County Commissioners
fob their approval. 1
Women Urgfd To
Support Safety-
Check Program
Raleigh “Check knd double
check. That’s the only way you
can be sure- you and wour family
are driving a safe carl’
In these words, Mils Foy In
gram, director of the Motor Vehi
cle# Department’s Registration Di
vision, urged the wonmn of North
Carolina this Week their
wholehearted support bo the cur
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Roberts Injured In
Collision With Bus
Wesley Roberts of Burnsville is
recovering rapidly after being in
jured when his station wagon
collided with a bus on a sharp
curve on Route 19-23 near the
Forks of Ivy at the Buncombe-
Madison "county line at about 8
a. m. last Friday.
Both the driver of the bus, Mar
ion, J, Holcombe Jr. of Weaverville,!
and Mr. Roberts were driving
aione at the time of the accident.
The State Highway Patrol radioed .
from the scene of the accident for
an ambulance, and both “men were
taken to the Memorial Mission
Hospital in Asheville for treatment.]
At the tinic of the accident, Mr.J
Roberts was on his way to Asheville I
for a medical chc,ck-up, and It Is 1
thought that evidently he went into
shock causing him to loj*e control
of his car, due .to the fact thatTm
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the morning of the accident he
had failed to take the insulin,
which he takes regularly in the
treatment of diabetes. He also
suffered from shock caused by the
accident, and received a slight head
concussion, an eye injury and num
erous bruises.
It was reported yesterday (Wed
nesday) that Mr. Roberts had come
out of shock Tuesday night around
7 o’clock, and that the doctors are
pleased with his improvement.
The driver of the bus was treated
for a slight knee injury and re
leased from the hospital.
Hospital Report
The Yancey Hospital reports six
i births and eight other admissions
’ during the past week. The births
include a son, Dale Marcus, born
May 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Laws of Burnsville Rt. 1: a dau
ghter, Patricia Lynn, born May
30 to' Mr. and Mrs. Arvil Franklin
Hensley of Burnsville Rt. 1; a
son, Alan John, born May 31 to
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Carroll of
■ Burnsville Rt. 2; a son, Douglas
Jack, born June 2 to Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Edward Carroll of Celo; a
daughter, Helen Bernice, born
June 2 to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce'
; Edwards of Burnsville Rt. 1; and
ti son, Rotha Joe, born June 3 to
Mr. and Mrs. Rotha J. Byrd of
■ Burnsville Rt. 1.
Other admissions include James
Perry Jackson, James Williams,
and Lula Higgins ©f Burnsville;
Bessie Edwards of Bald Creek;
Ann Wetzel of Relief; Lillie Gar
land of Green M)tn.; and George
Young and Frank Buchanan oi
Bakersville.
The Yancey County Health Coun
cil will not meet as scheduled on
June 7, but will meet Thursday,
July 5 in the new Health Center at
Camp Ray. If the new center is
not completed by the time of the
meeting, it will be held at the of-
I lice of the Board of Education.
LEGION-AUXILIARY CHOOSE BOYS’
AND GIRLS’ STATE REPRESENTATIVES
The Earl Horton Post of the I
American Legion and Auxiliary
have selected representatives from
Yancey County to attend the an
nual Boys’ State to be held at the
University of N. C. in Chapel Hill,
June 10-17; and Girls’ State to be
held at the Woman’s College of
the University of N. C. in Greens
boro, June 17 - 22.
Frank Howard Lewis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis of
Burnsville, was chosen as one of
the upper bracket rising seniors
at Burnsville High School to at
tend Boys’ State. His average
grades in high school have been
above 96.
U. B. Deyton Jr., son of Uranius
B. Deyton of Burnsville RFD 1,
was chosen as a representative
from the upper group at Clear
mont High School, his average
grades being in the upper 90’s.
These two rising seniors will be
given a general idea during thg
week of Boys’ State functions of
all departments of our State gov-
Report Disclaimed For
Armory In Burnsville
The recent report that Burnsville
will recleve a U. S. Army Reserve
Training Center in/ the near future
has been disclaimed this week in a
release from Col. Charles U. Knaub,
j deputy for Army Reserve affairs
in North Carolina. _ \
According to Col. Knaub’s state
ment, released by the N. C. Military
District, Raleigh, it would take an
authorized strength of 100 men plus
assigned strength of 50 men before
1 H D Clubs
Schedule Meetings .
The Home Demonstration Club
I schedule for next week is as fol
’ lows:
The Celo Club will meet on
June 13, at 2 p. m., with Mrs. John
Young. The Jacks Creek Club No. j
2 will meet on June 14, at 1:30 p.
. m., with Misses Belle and Georgia
Hunter. The Jacks Creek Club
No. 1 will meet on June 15, at
7:30 p. m. with Mrs. Vernie Wilson.
School Awards
Presented By Legion
The American Legian Eost pre
sented its annual awards to the
outstanding senior on graduation
night in each of the five high
schools in the County. The Legion
makes these awards each year to
the senior in each school who has
made the most outstanding record
on four merit points which are
honor, coarage, scholarship, lead
ership and service, all of which
arc necessary to the preservation
and protection of the fundamental
institutions of our government and
the advancement of society.
The certificate awards
and merit badges were presented
this year to the following students:
John Dempsey Hopson of Burns
! ville High School, George Howell
of Bee Log High School, Jo Alice
Wilson of Bald Creek High School,
Peggy Webb of Clearmont High
School, and Loretta Robinson of
Micaville High School.
Legionaires making these awards
in the different schools on grad
uation night were D. R. Fouts,
H. G. Bailey, Robert Helmle, J.
J. Nowicki and Mack B. Ray.
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The State convention of the N.
C. Department of the American
Legion will convene in Charlotte
on June 6,7, and 8. Delegates from
the Earl Horton Post, who were
named at the last meeting, were
George Roberts, Post Commander;
J. J. Nowicki, district comman
der; and Charles Proffitt. Alter
nates are R. N. Silver, D. R. Fouts
and H. G. Bailey.
I eminent. Similar groups from all
parts of North Carolina will at
tend this special event. Elections
will be held for all of the different
positions in government from
Governor on down through the
o»her State offices. Those selected
will function under the guidance
cf trained personnel in the vari
cus branches and departments of
government. They also will go
from Chapel Hill to Raleigh, where
they will visit the State Capitol
and. will observe all departments of
the State government in operation.
The Legion Auxiliary has select
ed Misses Beverly Jean and Bar
bara Jane Hensley, twin daugh
ters of Mr. and Mrs. Selwyn B.
Hensley of Burnsville, to attend
the annual Girl’s State at Wom
en’s College. Both are rising Sen
iors at Burnsville High School
and have twin scholastic averages
or 97. They are members of the
school Glee Club, Beta Club, Dra
matics Club aand other cartipus
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the local Reserve Unit would be
eligible for the construction of a
Reserve Armory. The local unit,
commanded by George Conrad of
Bakersville, consists of only 26 men
and 4 officers.
Several years ago, work was be
gun on appropriations for military
districts, and certain towns in
North Carolina will receive U. S.
Reserve Armories. Their justifi
cation is based upon authorized
Tables of Organizatidh Strength
igures and actual assigned strength
of personnel; and under this ex
isting criteria, Burnsville unit
has not yet reached personnel
j strengths which qualify it for allo-*^
. cation of an Armory.
| Col. .Knaub also stated that
Burnsville is on the projection list
* tor Armories to be constructed in
) future years. The cost of constru
i ction of a 100-man Armory is $68,-
000; and when the local unjt re
aches the personnel strength
standards, it will be the first town
of its size to receive allocation of
| an Armory.
ASC Holds Staff
Conference —"
A quarterly ASC staff conference
was held in Asheville on May 24
and 25 for ASC committemen and
office managers. The first day of
, the meeting was devotejl to duties
, of county committees and county
j office management. The second day
x was devoted to current ASC acti
. vities and detailed operating pro
! cedures.
Burton Has Work
Published In
National Journals
.Paul R. Burton, graduate
assistant instructor in the Zoology
department at the University of
Miami, has made an outstanding
record in his work at the Univer
sity. Two national scientific jour
nals have accorded Burton the
honor of publishing two of his
scientific papers, one of which is
a part of the thesis which he wrote
■ for his Master of Science degree,
describing a new species of ahimal,
a parasitic flat-worm, which Bur
ton discovered and named. The
■ other publication is a research
paper on comparative anatomy.
He also has been granted a grad
uate assistantship to the Univer
sity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, ~
where beginning in September, he
will complete his work toward a
PHD degree.
Burton, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clarence Burton of Burnsville, has
I returned from Miami to his home
lin Burnsville where he Will be
associated durirtg the cummer sea
son with the Parkway Payhouse as
co-publicity director, as he was last
season. He also will work in some
of the shows which will be pre
sented this summer by the Play
house group, sponsored by the
University of Miami drama de
partment.
i PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
NEWS
t The Rev. Wesley M. Hyde of
) Swannanoa will preach in the
i Burnsville Presbyterian Church on
1 ( Sunday morning, June 10. Many
f j will remember that Mr. Hyde
preached in the church many Sup
- day’s last year when the cK»**3h v.as
- without a pastor and will be vfcry
- happy, therefore, to have him once
. again as guest minister. The sub
-1 ject of his sermon will be “God’s
■ Building."
•nils year’s camp for junior-hi’s
I under the asupices Os Holston Pres
• August 20-25.*The camp wiU
| be under the leadership of the Rev.
i August H. Bose he of
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