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Sallee Directs week’s
Production, ‘As You Like It’
By Vince Marcley
Mr. Hilmar Sallee, Director of
the forthcoming Parkway Play
house production of Shakespeare’s
comedy, “AS YOU LIKE IT”, ar
rived at ■ the Playhouse a week
ago and is now in full rehearsal
with the production. The play, of
ten termed Shakespeare’s greatest
comedy, will be presented in the
Playhouse Amphitheatre. The out
door theatre has not “been in use
for some five years but many of
the students have been hard at
work clipping and preening the
stadium getting it in shape for
it’s August 3rd opening. The last
production to be presented in the
open air was Shakespeare’s
“MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM”
Sallee has just finished an en
gagement at the Sharon Play
house, Sharoni Conn.. where v he
served as stage manager and also
doubled as an actor. Sallee has
had considerable experience in
theatre. He received his M. A.
degree at the University of North
Carolina, studied at Maria Ouspen
skaya in Hollywood, and studied
play directing with Lee Strasberg
at the American Theatre Wing in
New York.. He apperade on the
Kraft Theatre, Studio One Sum
mer Theatre, Appointment With
Adventure, Goodyear Playhouse,
Star For A Night, and others; has
studied in western Europe and in
England; and* served as produc
tion assistant to Nugent Monck
at the Maddermarket Theatre in
As you can tfee, Sallee is well
equipped to direct “AS YOU LIKE
IT"; and in his own words, “I am
excited at the prospects of direct
ing such an entertaining play”.
Arfgust 3rd and 4th are the nights
the play will be presented and it
looks like a sell out.. Gordon Ben
nett, Director of the Playhouse
has stated that in the event of
rain (heaven forbid), the play will
run Sunday night.
“AS YOU LIKE IT”, as Mark
Van Doren relates, “is a criticism
of the pastoral sentiment, an ex
amination of certain familiar ideas
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The Yancey Record
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concerning the simple life and the
golden age. It is not satire, its ex
amination. is conducted without
prejudice. It is so charming a
comedy that in order to enjoy it
we neefl not think about it at
all. We watch an attitude as it is
taken completly apart . . .and then
put completely together again.”
Shakespeares understanding of his
subject increases until the subject
is exhausted, until there is no more
to understand, and still there are
no signs of labor or fatigue. This
is . one of Shakespeare's greatest,
and if there is an outside chance
that you may be able to see it -
take it by all means,, and see this,
one of Shakespeare’s greatest pro
ductions ... in the open air the
atre, at the Parkway Playhouse,
on August 3rd and 4th. “AS YOU
The women of the Bald Creek
Methodist Church will sponsor a
church supper and bake sale, Sat
urday night, August 4. Serving
will begin at 6:30 p. m. and con
tinue until. 8 p. m. Everyone is
invited to attend.
GARDEN CLUB TO
Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Rice of
Burnsville attended the annual
meeting of the valley-wide TVA
Demonstration Farmers’ Associa
tion held in Muscle Shoales, Ala.,
Wednesday through Saturday of
Mr. Rice is chairman of the De
monstration Farmers’ group in
(he County; and he and Mrs. Rice
won the trip by having the most
improvement on their farm during
the past year.
During the four-day meeting, a
study was made of new materials
md methods in fertilizing.
Mrs. Rice was elected secretary
of the N. C. group of Demonstra
tion Farmers in the Tennessee
valley area. -
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
BURNSVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, UM
One Killed, Two Injured
In Automobile Accident
One person was fatally injured
and two others hospitalized last
Thursday when their automobile
left U. S. Highway 19-E about 12
miles north of Burnsville, and
plunged over a 39 foot embank
ment to rocks beside Cane River,
pinning the occupants inside. The
accident occurred about 1:45 p. m.
Mrs. M. A. Honeycutt, 61, of
Ramsaytown, died about 7 p. m.
Thursday in an Asheville hospital.
Two other occupants of the 1953
Ford sedan are undergoing treat?
ment in Memorial Mission Hospi
tal, Asheville, for injuries received
BURTON HAS PART
IN PLAY THIS WEEK
W. C. ‘'Mutt" Burton arrived
Monday with his, wife and two
children at the Parkway Play
house, where Mr. Burton will fill
! a commitment to appear in this
Friday and Saturday nights’ per
formances of Shakespeare’s com
edy, "AS YOU LIKE IT”, to be
presented in the Paylayhouse’s
This week, Burton is in rehear
sal and will portray the character
of Jacqus, a melancholy philoso
pher, in what is often termed
Shakespeare’s greatest comedy.
"Mutt” will be remembered by
Playhouse audiences his por
trayal of the “Stage Manager” in
the Parkway Playhouse produc
tion of “OUR TOWN’ several
years ago, and his return to play
the same role in the revival of
“OUR TOWN” last season. He!
also directed that play, but this l
year time does 'not alluw him!
to take over the direction reins
of a production.
Burton will also be remembered
for his roles in other. Playhouse
productions in past years: “I
REMEMBER MAMA”, directed
bjf Rush T. Wray; “EAST
LYNN”, in which "Mutt” played
the villiaii; “FASHION”, “THE
HERISS”, and “HARVEY”.
He has just completed a suc
cessful engagement with the
Vagabond Players in the “SOLID
GOLD CADILLAC” at the Flat
We know everyone thouroughly
■enjoys Burton’s performances and
will be anxious to see him in this
production, “AS YOU LIKE IT”, at
8 p. m. Friday and Saturday at
the Parkway Playhouse.
DR. CcRAE ATTENDS
UN C COURSE
Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, director
of the Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Dis
trict Health Department, attended
a short course on home accident
prevention last week in the Uni
versity of North Carolina School
of Public Health. Miss Jean Will
iams, R. N„ of the United States
Public Health Service, directed
the course; she was aided by.
members of the Accident Preven
tion Section, State Board of Health
226 persons received services in
the Burnsville office of the Dis
trict Health Department last
Monday, July 30th. Os these, 117
received the Salk vaccine for pro
tection against poliomyelitis; 98
other immunizations were given
against typhoid fever, diphtheria,
whooping cough, tetanus and
smallpox. Four teachers and seven
foodhandlers were examined. Most
of this work was done between 1
and 5 p. m. during the regular
clinic hours. This is believed to be
the largest regular office clinic in
the history of the local health de
I ’ in the accident.
Mrs. Daisy Williams, the driv
: er, of Ramsaytown, suffered head
• and chest injuries. A second pas
senger, Miss Nell Atkins also of
Ramsaytown, suffered a fractured
nose, lacerations and body bruises.
Both are reported in good condi
tion at the hospital.
; Open Aug. 22
Superintendent Hubert D. Jus
tice announced this week that
Yancey County schools will open
for the 1956-57 term on August 22.
He estimated that a total enroll
ment of the county will be ap
proximately 4,200 students. The
high school enrollment will be
around 1,000 in the fjve high
schools and 320 Q. will be enrolled
in the elementary schools, he said.
There will be 145 teachers in
the county system this year, and
forty-two busses will be in opera
tion for transporting children.
The mid-week opening of schools
this year is scheduled to make up
three future days when no school
will be held. These days are the
November election and Thanks
giving holidays. Mr. Justice said.
The superintendent said impro
vement of lunchrooms has been
taken as a project by the Board
of Education during the summer.
He said approximately $9,500 has
been or will be spent for repairs
and new equipment in the lunch
| A county-wide teachers meeting
jis scheduled for Monday, August
| 20, in the JJwjfnjjilJe School Gym
> nasium, the superintendent said.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.
m. and all teachers are requested
to be present.
PRISONER DIES Hfmtic
Edward Stephens, 37 year-old
prisoner from eastern N. C., was
fatally injured last Tuesday in
an accident which occurred while
a group of prisoners were work
ing on a road in Paint Fork sec
tion in Madison County.
According to a report by Yan
cey County Prison Camp officials,
a cave-in occurred while Stephens
was putting new tile pipe in a 7
or 8-foot ditch across the road.
One bank caved in, it was report?,,
ed, crushing Stephens against
the other wall of the ditch.
He was carried to the Yancey
Hospital where it was found that
he had internal injuries. He died 1
about'l:4o a. m. yesterday.
The body will be returned to
Roberson County for funeral rites.
PVT. BOBBY SHEPHERD
Fort Riley, Kan.—Army Pvt. 1
Bobby M. Shepherd, 21, son of 1
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Shepherd, !
Route 3, Burnsville, N. C., is
scheduled to leave Fort Riley,
Kan., early next month to help
provide support for teams firing’
in the National rifle and pistol
matches at Camp Perry, Ohio. 1
Shepherd, a 1950 graduate of ■
Bald Creek High School, is regu- i
larly assigned to the regiment’s 1
Company K as a light-weapons 1
infantryman. ' i
He entered the Army in October <
1955 and completed basic training 1
at Fort Jackson, S. C. -i
Mr. and Mrs. George Roberts j
were called to Elizabethton, Tenn.,
last Tuesday, due to the death of
Dr. John Lamb Sr. Mr. and Mrs. 1
Roberts were guests in the home I
of Mr. and Mrs. John Lamb Jr. 1
Mrs. Essie Rayburn and children i
of Swannanoa, visited Mr. and ‘
Mrs. Bill Banks last Sunday. 1
TOWN OFFICE MOVED I
TO NEW QUARTERS
The new Town Hall opened for
business this week. Mrs. J. B.
King, town clerk said. Records for
the town’s business were moved
to the new building Monday
morning- and any transactions to
be made by individuals, as in
paying water bills and town tax
es, will be done at the new office.
The newly constructed building
on Green Mtn. Street near the
State Highway building does not
house the town office alone. All
materials and equipment relating
to the streets and water system
will be housed in the basement of
the new building. This will in
clude town trucks and all main
tenance equipment, Mrs. King
On the first floor of the new
building the town office space in
cludes a reception rdom or clerk’s
office, an assembly room where
officials will hold their meetings,
a vault for the keeping of records
and two rest rooms.
Also on the street floor will be
housed the Fire Department.
Space for the two fire trucks has
been provided, as well as a club
room for meetings and recreation
for the volunteer fire department.
The building is heated by a cen
tral hot water heating system®^
Jarrett Injured *
Arthur Jarrett of Burnsville was
injured in an accident at Ray &J
Jarrett’s Service Station on Main
Street last Saturday about 6 p. m.
The accident occurred while Jar
rett was working underneath an
automobile that had been jacked
up on two jacks; and it is thought
that the car was jarred, causing
it to go sideways off the jacks,
due to the fact that one of the
jacks was too high, pinning Jar
rett under the car.
Homer Jarrett, brother of the
injured man, saw the accident;
and with the aid of a large group
of men, lifted the car.
Jarrett suffered a broken should
er blade, a fractured collar bone
and a fractured rib. He was taken
to the Yancey Hospital for treat
ment and was released frifth. the
hospital on Monday of this week.
The automobile involved in the
accident, owned by Bill Jobe, was
The Yancey Hospital reports
two births and twenty-one other
admissions during the past week.
The births include a daughter,
Palma Jean, born July 26, to Mr <
and Mrs. Dolphus Parker of Bur
nsville; and a son, Marvin Dee,
born July 29, to Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Dee Hensley of Green
The following people were ad
mitted to the hospital this week:
Annas Young, Clara Austin, Edw-
Ard Stephens, Nell Beaver, Zilla
Fox, Lisa Fox, Arthur Jarrett and
Charles Murphy, all of Burnsville;
Dwayne Smith, Eddie Edwards,
and Grace Hensley of Rt 1; Ben
Griffith, Fleta Young, and Eliza
beth Hughes of Rt. 2; Zula Jam
erson of Star Rt.; John Webb of
Celo; Harold Dean Penland and
Nettie Allen of Pensacola; Maur
ice Marshall of Bakersville; Dav
id Bartley of Boone; and Marion
Reyne of New York, N. Y 4.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peak and son,
H. C., of Mars Hill, weta dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs.- Ajtex Pen
land last Saturday evening. They
also attended the production of
“Stalag 17” at the Parkway Play
Legislature Decides On Vote
Relating To Public Schools
Representative Mark W. Bennett
of Burnsville attended the special
session of the General Assembly
last week when a plan to meet the
public school crisis was studied
and enacted upon by the govering
. bodies. Representative-elect Harlon
, Holcombe accompained Bennett to
. the special session in Raleigh.
I The special session was held
, mainly to study a plan presented
t by Pearsall Committee on
North Carolina’s public education
relating to race integration.
The plans submitted by the Ad
visory Committe on Education, he
aded by Thomas J. Pearsall, was
favored by the law making bodies,
however the reeil test to the
I segregation plan will come Septem
, ber 8. On that date North Caro
lina voters will have the opportfm
i ity to refuse or adopt ammend
ments to the constitution relating 1
, to mixed races in schools.
Gov. Hodges "has backed the re
commendations made by the Ad
visory Committee on Education
since they became known.
Support of the General Assembly
and the wisdom of the Advisory
was praised by Gov.
Hodges. He said that in his opinion
support by the members "reflects
the thinking and feelings of the
general public of North Carolina.
The Governor also stated that
“In numerous conferences before
and during the Special Session, I
1 have talked with many individual
members of the General Assembly
who have expressed themselves as
willing and axious to explain fur
ther this important program to
their fellow citizens who are so
; keenly interred in our public j
sohools. He said that different;
communications he had relating to
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BE GIVEN AT SEECELO
A demonstration in sculpturing
will be given at Seecelo tonight
(Thursday) by Marjorie Dander
field, in private life of Mrs. Louis
Lundean, of New York City and
Blowing Rock, N. C. demon
stration, beginning at 8:15 p. m„
will show the problems of the
sculptor and how a person • goes
Marjorie Danderfield has done
commissions of permanent North
Carolinians, and tonight’s demon
stration will be a rare treat for
the people of Burnsville. Everyone
is cordially invited to be present
Y. C. I. Reunion
The annual reunion of students
and teachers of the former Yan
cey Collegiate Institute will be
held on the grounds of Burnsville
High School on Saturday, August
11, 1956. Registration will begin at
10:30 a. m., the program at 11 a.
m„ and lunch at 1:00 p. m.
The invocation will be given by
the Rev. B. S. Hensley; and Pro
fessor E. E. Hawkins, Superin
tendent Jason Deyton, and the
Honorable E. F. Watson will be
the speakers for the event. MY.
James Hutchins will present the
resolutions to the group.
Former students of Y. C. I. are
invited to attend with all mem
bers of their families to greet old
friends and renew acquaintances.
Each family is asked to bring a
Mr. and Mrs. Roy King and
.children, Doris and -Stevie, spent
last week vacationing at Myrtle
Beach, S. C.
the Pearsall Plan “indicated a
heavy vote on the constitutional
amendment on September 8, and
an overwhelming endorsement of
. this program to preserve our
State-wide public school system.”
i In the special election Septem
ber 8, citieens may vote for or
against the two amendments re
lating to the public school system.
One will be for the authoriza
tion of payment from state or ~
local funds for private education
because of intergration in the
public school, or because the pub
lic school is no longer in operation.
The second would "provide for a
local option to suspend operation
of public schools” if conditions be- ~
come “intolerable”. ’ >
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ATTENDS SEMINAR *
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Y. Sargent
A. Bailey returned Satur
day-from Saluda, N. C., where
Dr. Sargent attended the South
ern Pediatric Seminar’s 36th an-'
The Southern Pediatric Seminar
is a unique organization, owned
by the medical profession. This
Seminar was a memorial to Dr.
D. L. Smith, Jr., who with Dr.
F. H. Richardson, founded the or
ganization in 1920. This year, 160
doctors from as far north as Mich
igan and New York and southwest
to Texas, registered for the two
week Seminar. This organization
i gives the doctors an opportunity
I discuss and evaluate the vast
amount of medical research, that
is being- done throughout the
One of the purposes of the Semi
nar is to give a. report of the
newest methods in diagnosis, pre
vention and treatment in internal
medicine, obststrics, gynecology
In all of these fields, the lectur
ers stressed the solution of ordi
nary dally problems in the most
modern, scientific and satisfac
tory way,—the course being de
signed to fit the needs of the gen
eral practioner,—the criterion
being practice, not theory.
The faculty was made up of
some of the finest medical au
thorities in the south. The total
staff of teachers consisted of six
ty-five doctors, and most of the
leading medical colleges of the
south were represented. Aipong
those representing N. C. medical
colleges were Eugene A Stead,
M. D. professor .of medicine at
Duke "University; Jay Morris Are
na, M. D. assistant professor of
medicine at - Duke - University;
Amos Christie, M. D, professor of
Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Univer
sity; Wilburt C- Davidson, M. D.
Dean of Pediatrics at Duke Uni
versity; Charles E. Flowers Jr.,
professor of Obstetrics and Gyne
cology at the University of N. C.;
and Henry Flemming Fuller, clini
cal associate professor of Obste
trics and Gynecology at the Uni
versity. of N. C.
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free copy of the "Simplified
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