Miami U. To Offer! College !
Courses In Art At Playhouse
By Paul B. Burton ■
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Opportunities for courses in
painting, sculpture, and arts and
crafts will be offered the public this
summer at the Parkway Playhouse
in Burnsville. These courses may be ]
taken with or without college credit. 1
Beginning art coures (Art 301 and *
302) will be taught in a broad man.
ner because of the mixed nature,of
the groups, basically, drawing will
be given as a common problem for
" ell. Included in the course will be
one or more crafts projects.
The students \Vill be introduced
to a series of experiences in the use
of drawing, design, and color. For
those who have background in
drawing, the emphasis will be on
painting. Advanced art courses
(Art 401 and 402) will involve stu-,
dents with at least one year’s credit
To Meet With
The Presbyterian Church women
will hold their monthly meeting in
the church tonight (Thursday, June
Masters serving as hostess, and
1 Mrs. Phyllis Bailey as speaker.
Choir rehearsal will be on Friday
evening at 8 o’clock.
Sunday, June 24th, will be a
special Sunday School emphasis
day. Members of the congregation
who do not usually attend Sunday
School are invited to “sample” our
Sunday School on this day. A wel
come to all! The opening hpur is
At rooming worship at if o’clock
the pastor, Rev. Warren S. Reeve,
will have as his sermon subject,
Lt. Col. Hedlund
And Family Visit (
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Bryce A. Hed
lund with their two sons, Joel and
Shane, arrived in Burnsville from
Japan last week for a visit with
Mrs. Hedlund’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. C. Murphey.
Lt. Col. Hedlund and family have
been in Japan and Korea during the
past three years ’Where he has been
serving with the U. S. Air Force.
Los Angeles, Californai, will
the next location of assignment
Lt. Col. Hedlund. He will be in
command of the Air Force section
of R. O. T. C. in a Los Angeles
college as professor of Air Science.
Mrs. Hedlund is the former Miss
June of Burnsville.
T inging on the mountain” largest annual event in the North *
Carolina mountains, will be held for the 32nd year next Sunday,
■*“ n ® 24 at base of Grandfather Mountain near Linville. '
The all-day religious singing, preaching, Sunday school picnic,
t and family reunion usually attracts 25,000. The Blue Ridge* '
L Quartet and jther musjcal groups will be on the program.
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Sculpture (Art 317 and 318) will
be concerned with three-dimen
sional projects only, and are de
signed for beginning students. More
media will be employed this summer
the most of which will utilize native
1 materials. An occasional section
will be given in crafts. This will
involve turning clay on the wheel
as well as by hand.
Advanced sculpture Courses (Art
417 and 418) will be for those people
who have had past experience in
this phase of art!
Craft Courses will also be Offered,
and may or may not be taken for
credit. Non-credit craft courses are
organized in workshop fashion, and
will meet on Monday, Wednesday,
and Friday mornings from 9:00
'until 12:00. The charge for this non
credit course will be five dollars
Painting courses will meet from
9:00 until 12:00 on Monday through
Friday mornings, and sculpture
courses will meet on Monday
through Friday afternoons from
1:00 until 4:00.
Childrens theatre and arts and
crafts classes are- also being offer
i ed, the charge for each per week
being one dollar. The childrens’
arts and crafts classes will meet
on Tuesday and Thursday morn
ings from 9:00 until 12:00, and the
children’s theatre classes on Mon
day and Wednesday mornings at
| the same hours. }
The art courses and children’s
art classes will be unde# the direc
tion of Clayton H. Charles, head of
the University of Miami Art De
partment. Craft courses be
handled by Harry Greene, who is an
instructor at the University of
Miami and very well-known in his
The children’s theatre classes
are under the supervision of George
C. Crocker, Associate Director of
the University of Miami’s Ring
Theatre. , •
The,.classes for children will also
incorperate guidance from other
staff-members and advanced
Adult courses are especially
worthwhile for educators, for the
credits earned may be used in the
renewal of theiut teaching certifi
t Gordon Bennett, director of the
Playhouse, will arrive in Burnsville
on the 25th of June, as will most
of his staff.
Herbert Justice, Superintendent
of Yancey County Schools, will ad
vise and take applications prior to
Bennett’s arrival. Official registra
tion will take place on July 9th,
and classes commence the next day
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
BURNSVUAE, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1956
Three Injured In
| Green Mtn. Accident
Three persons were injured, one
critically, when an automobile
lunged off the'’ Green Mountain
Road near Burnsville, on N. C.
197* early last Sunday morning at
about 4 a. m.
The driver of the car, Airman
Ronald D. Olinde, 19, of Louisiana,
who is stationed at Sewart Air
Force Base, Tenn.; and the two
passengers, Airman Willard Mc-
Carthy, 20, of Kansas, who also is
stationed at Sewart; and Miss
Vivian Greene, 15, of Bakersville,
were taken to the Yancey Hospital
where they remained until Tues-.
day night. The two servicemen
were transferred by ambulance
about 7:30 p. m. Tuesday to an
Army Hospital in Greenville, S. C.
Miss Greene was taken to Green
ville by ambulance where she was
met by an Army plane and taken
to a General Army Hospital in
State Highway Patrolman Ar
nold Rector said all three persons
were thrown clear of the car when
it went off the mountain, hit a
ledge 25 feet down, and than
bounced another 75 feet. They lay
in a tobacco field about 2 hours
before - Olinde became conscious,
and with a broken back, was able
to crawl 1,000 feet to the home of
Homer Deyton for help.
Miss Greene, who is paralized
from the neck down, was accom
panied to the Montgomery hospi
tal by her mother, Mrs. Lois
Greene of Bakersville. Her father,
S. Sgt. Thomas Greene, has been
called home from Tripoli, where he
is serving in a remote area of the
desert. Airman McCarthy suffered
a brain concussion and had not re
gained consciousness Tuesday
feiaht when he was., transferred
Drive For Rural
The drive to secure rural tele
phone service in Yancey County is
making steady progress.
It was anounced this week by
John Randolph of Burnsville that
all community workers, who have
been securing applications for
rural telephone service in —the
County, should turn in these ap
plications and the money collected
to Dr. C. M. Whisnant or O. W.
1 Deyton by Saturday of this week.
Marion J. Shuffler of the Tele
phone Division of REA, Raleigh,/
will be in Yancey County in thel
near future, Mr. Randolph said, to
assist any community worker who
needs additional help in securing
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Bald Creek Lions
Install New Officers
New officers were installed at a
meeting of the Bald Creek Lions
Club, held at the Manor in Ashe
ville last Monday night, June 18.
R. C. Francis of Waynesville was
guest speaker for the occasion.
During the installation of officers,
the following were named to serve
durig the coming yea#:
Ronald Wilson, president; T. F.
Sams, Ist vice-president; Charles
Tomberlm, 2nd vice-president;
Fleet Proffitt, 3rd vice-president;
David Peterson, secretary; Ralph
Proffitt, treasurer, James Fox, tail
twister; 'Reece Brinkley , lion
tamer; and those named to serve
on the Board of Directors were
James Proffitt, Jim Hall, Shelby
Robertson, and Leslie Proffitt.
The Bald Lions Club- is
ponsoring square dances to be held
every Friday night during the
summer at the Bald Creek High
School gymnasium, beginning at
Bolens Creek Bible
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Graduation exercises for the
Bolens Creek Vacation Bible School
were held Suday, June 17, at the
Bolens Creek Baptist Church, with
the Rev. A. Z. Jamerson delivering
the message to the graduating class
and the congregation.
Students taking part on the pro
gram were Misses Myra Boone and
Glenda Miller, who gave the scrip
ture reading; Hensley, who
presented a gift to the church from
Murdock, who expressed to the
church the appreciation of the class
‘ for-ail help
the students graduate.
Teacher* in the school were Miss
Laura Mae Hilliard and Mrs. Carlie
Rice. Members of the graduating
class were Miss Myra Boone, Miss
Glenda Miller, CJiarlie Hensley and
Gerald Murdock. Mascots were
Anita Fox and Mike Whitson.
DR. SARGENT ATTENDS
Dr. W. A. Y. Sargent is attend
ing the Mountain Top Medical As- f
sembly in Waynesville today
(Thursday), and consequently, his
office will be closed until FrJclay
WBTV Offers Time
• Last Thursday, June 14, Basil L.
Whitener renewed his proposal to
his opponent, Ralph W. Gardner,
that a public debate be had in the
form of • a telecast over WBTV,
I Charlotte. The television station in
I Charlotte offered to present the
I telecast as a non-paid public ser
vice feature, in the belief that the
public would like to see the candi
dates for Congress and hear them
speak frankly on the issues.
In a speech at the Gardner
Rally in Forest City on. Friday,
June 8, Gardner stated that he i
“would face Mr. Whitener man to ;
man”. Gardner, however, has in- i
formed station WBTV that he will
not be able to accept this oppor
i unity to appear with Whitener on
the same telecast.
MRS. HUSKINS UNDERGOES
SURGERY AT DUKE
Mrs. J. F. Huskins is at Duke
Hospital where she underwent
surgery last week. Her sister, Mrs.
Harmie Briggs returned today, but
Judge Huskins remained with her.
A “Parade of Quartets" including
many of the out standing gospel
quartets of Western North Carolina
will sing at the Bald Creek High
Schoo’., Bald Creek N. C., Saturday,
June 30, at 7:30 P. M. The singing
is sponsored by The Lion’s Club of
Bald Creek. Mr. Ed Ball is director.
DRESS REVUE BY 4-H GIRLS
Yancey County 4-H Dress Revue
will be held June 22 at 2:00 p. m. in
the Parkway Playhouse.
Parents and friends of the 4-H
girls are invited to attend. The girls
will model dresses they have made
and compete for awards.
The senior winner will receive a
trip to State 4-H Club Week in
Raleigh in July.
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Painting Classes To
Burnsville Painting Classes, See
celo, will open for the eleventh
consecutive season this Saturday,
June 23; with ah enrollment of 60
students registered at the present
date from Massachusetts, Nevtf
York, District of Columbia, .Vir
ginia, North Carolina, -South Caro
lina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama,
Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, New
Mexico and Illinois.
Frank Stanley Herring, presi
dent, and J. Robert Miller, vice
president, are the instructors for
the painting classes; and Mrs.
Herring will continue as executive
secretary and treasurer. v
During the summer, portrait de
monstrations will be given each i
week. The public is cordially in
vited to attend these demonstra
tions, and the dates will be an
The classes will operate for ten
weeks, ending September i.
School Has Good
Vacation Bible School at the
Riggins Memorial Methodißt
i Church, Burnsville, was held June
flft Utrough.-Juna ,Ift. under, tfrajte
ection of the Rev: W. B. Royals.
The music was under, the direc
tion of Mrs. Vemie Wilson; and
the teachers in the school were:
Mrs. Bill Silvers and Mrs. Barbara
Hurst, beginners department, with
Misses Mary Alice Westall and
Mary Etta Atkins as helpers. Tea
chers in the primary department
were Mrs. Mark Bennett, Mrs. Ike
Laughrun and Mrs. Maffery Ben
nett. In the junior department,
(Mrs. Worth Royals was the teach
j er, with Misses Judy Ray and.
Penny Landreth as helpers. Mrs.
Herman Anderson and Mrs. W. A.
Higgins were teachers in the in
The week-long Bible School,
which had a very good attendance,
closed last Friday,
In Accident Case
The hearing for J. C. Wheeler of
Green Mountain, which was sched
uled for Saturday, June 2, was
postponed for an indefinite period
of time, according to Magistrate
Gaston M. Angel, and no date has
The hearing was postponed, pend
ing further reports on the condi
tion and recovery of 11 year-old
Clearmont schoolboy, Jimmy Will
iams, who was seriously injured on
May 22, when he was struck by i
the car driven by Wheeler:
The Williams boy, wMo is still
being treated in the Yancey Hos
pital for a broken leg, is reported
to have recovered completely from
the numerous abrasions and con- <
fusions. The last X-Ray examina
tion, made last Monday, June 18,
revealed excellent healing of the
leg Injury, and he is expeoted to
be able to leave the hospital in 3
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GARDEN CLUB PICNIC
The annual Garden Club picnic
will be held at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Bailey on Friday even
ing* June 22, at 6:30.
Mrs. Dawson Briggs and Mrs.
John Robinson will be associate
Primary Candidates Well
Known In N. C. Politics
The 11th District will vote again
this Saturday, June 23, in a run
off primary between Basil L.
Whitener and Ralph Webb Gard
ner fqr Democratic nomination as
U. S. Representative from the
11th Congressional District.
In the first primary, Gardner
led by only 394 votes over White
ner in the -7-county district, for
the seat being vacated by Rep.
Woodrow W. Jones.
BAISL L. WHITENER
BasH L. Whitener of Gastonia
began his career within the Demo
cratic Party immediately after he
received his law degree at Duke
University in 1937, and began to j
, practice law in his home county of'
Gaston. He was elected to the *
General North Caro
lina at the age of 25, making him |
, the youngest member of the N. C.
■ j House of Representatives at that
In 1942, Whitener resigned from"
the House of Representatives » to
join the Navy, serving 27 months
of sea duty in the North Atlantic,
the Carribbean and the Mediter
ranean. He distinguished himself
* by winning a commendation from
the Secretary of the Navy for
“courageous initiative” under air
•DRIVE IN HASTE— REPENT
AT LEASURE;’ UNIMPRESSED?
Raleigh—The new version of an
, old proverb was quoted this week
, by assistant* motor vehicles com
! missioner Joe W. Garrett as he
urged all Tar Heel drivers to sup
port the speed control program of
(the Governor’s Traffic Safety
The program, Slow Down and I
Live, opened Memorial Day in'
North Carolina and throughout the
nation and will continue through
“Anyone who is unimpressed by the
‘Drive in haste—repent at leisure’ j
warning should pay a visit to their)
local hospital,” the vehicles execu.
tive said. “There are patients there
who are suffering the results of
traffic accidents, many of which
occurred months, ago. A good pro
portion of these people would not .
be suffering now if they had not
been in too great a hurry to get
Garrett cited Motor Vehicles De
partment figures to show that ex
ceeding the speed limti or driving
too fast for conditions was a fac
tor in nearly half of all North Car
olina’s fatal auto accidents last
He explained that this does not
necessarily mean breakneck speed,.'
it means any speed that is unsafe >
for the condition of the road, the
weather, the vehicle or the driver.
“What may be a reasonable
speed on a certain road on a
clear dry day may be
altogether too fast on the same
toad when the weather is rainy or
foggy,” Garrett said. “And a speed
that is safe when the driver is alert
and physically fit may be too fast
when he is fatigued or suffering
rom some ailment.”
He pointed out that the driver
who is obsessed with making time
t ill not alow down for heavy traffic,
slippery or rough roads, reduced
visibility, fatigue or other disability.
Moreover, his preoccupation with
the time element impairs his
“My advice to drivers is to allow
enough time to make a journey
without pressure," the commissioner
said. “If you do happen to get a
late start, don’t try to make up time
on the way. It’s better to get. there
late than not at all!”
Dr. E. R. Ohle will be away from
June 24 through July 8, and the
! Celo Health Center will be closed
attack during World War 11. Upon
his return from military service in
1945, to his home community of
Gastonia, Whitener re-opened his
law office where today he is ac
tively practicing his profession.
Since his discharge from the
Navy as Lientenant, Senior Grade,
Whitener has been active in civic,
social and political organizations,
locally and State-wide. Upon his
return, he reorganized the North
Carolina Young Democrats’ Club,
serving as their first 5 post-war
president. In 1948, he w,as chair
man of the Speakers’ Bureau of
the Young . Democratic Chibs of
j America, and he served further as
chairman of the Board of Region
al Directors of the YDC of America
I Since 1946, Whitener has served
! a s Solicitor of Gaston and Meck
As a child, Whitener was faced
with poverty due to the untimely
death of his father in the first
years of the depression, causing
him to go to work at the age of 7
selling newspapers on a route.
Later at the age of 14, White 'r
took a job sweeping in a cotton
mill. After he finished high school,
he continued to work in the mills
in order to make money to attend
college. Thereafter he returned to
the mills each summer and also
worked during each school year
to earn funds to pay for his col
Basil Whitener, his wife, and
their three children make their
home in Gastonia, N. C., where
they are members of the Main
Street Methodist Church.
RALPH WEBB GARDNER
-y-. Ralph W, Gardner of Shelby
and Washington; D. C, m the son
of the late Governor and AmbaSsi
j dor O. Max Gardner. He is a
J graduate of the University of
North Carolina and of Yale Univer- .
sity Law School. Since he received
his law degree 18 years ago, Gard
ner has maintained his law office
:n Shelby, although he is a partner
i in the law firm of Gardner, Mor
rison and Rogers, 1126 Woodward
Building, Washington, D. O,
where he and Mrs. Gardner main
tain a home and an apartment.
The Gardners, who have no child
ren, also own a home in Cleveland V
County where they operate the
Gardner Angus Farms near
Gardner enlisted in the U. S.
Army in 1942 as a private and was
commissioned the same year. He
served during World War H in
the China-Burma-India theatre
and is now a major in the Army
Gardner was admitted to the N.
C. Bar in 1938, and to the District
1 of Columbia Bar in 1946, He serv
ed in the North Carolina Senate
from 1939 to 1941.
In 1938, Gardner served as pre
sident of the Young Democratic
Club of N. C.; and in 1950, he ser
ved as president of the Cleveland
County Bar Association, and is a
former treasurer of Gardner-
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner maintain
their church membership in the
First Baptist Church of Shelbv,
and are members of various civic
and social organizations in Cleve
Sfc Joel R. Ledford, Army Re
cruiting Sergeant for Yancey
County and stationed at the Post
Office in Mprion, N. C., win
that he will be at the Cour’.
in Burnsville each Thursdr
tween 10 and 12 o'clock, and &i
For complete information about
the many outstanding onnortunitKs
Offered Regular Army nersonnel
Ronruitinff In ATn ri n XT n
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