VOLUMg TWtJNTY Sheriff Arrested On Drunken Driving Charge ***" 1 v, * —• " ~ ' —- Bp ’M ■f m |B I ft mm*, 1 * msmsm- ' % i Hr. iP\. ;^BHHI MWWHHftßil^ft^^^.' -&-•-■ W • ; *flr Cu ‘'f 'i|HßHp|^ S|| ' jfl j| * jjM ££''■' “ , jdfl ?•'■’ I ..|i\ :>fH '• iff? I' ■ <; %V -" i *- tsl ■ ■ r . I Sharon Duncan (pictured above) of Bettendorf, lowa, will ap pear as Sister Marie Jesus in the forthcoming Parkway Playhouse production of THE CRADLE SONG. The play marks her. first ap pearance on the Playhouse stage, although she is no new comer to the theatre. Shraon has had her own weekly Television . Variety Show aired }n Davenport; she received three “Oscars’' for best ac tress in 1981, '53 and ’56, for her work with the Masquers Theatrical Company; she has toured the Mid-west with a comedy act; and she also appeared on "Super Circus” in Chicago, and “The Dave Garro way Show” over NBC Network Television in New York. Sharon, a former “Miss Davenport” enrolled In the University of Miami and will add to her experience while studying in Miami. See Sharon Duncan, along with a ca3t of 15 other Actors and ac tresses, in this week’s Parkway Playhouse presentation of Marla and Gragoria Sierra’s THE CRADLE SONG. ‘Cradle Song’ To Be Presented At Playhouse By Vince Marcley George C. Crocker takes the reins of this week’s Parkway Play- ( house production of Maria and i Gregoria Sierra’s play, 'THE! CRADLE! SONG. grqckec wijj remembered by Playhouse aqdien ces for his direction of two of lags year’s hits, LQ AND BHHQLD and SUDS IN YOUR EYE, He was to have directed the second' production of this season, ST A- • LAG 17, ljut an untimely seige of virus forced him to step aside as director. Crocker is instructor of Drama at the University of Miami and last season there he directed the inspiring production NOAH. THE CRADLE SONG is a beau tifully written stage play. It was first performs 1 at the Teatro Lare in Madrid, Spain, in 1911. $t its outset it was— .nd still is—con: sjdered a remarkable work, a triply theatrics} inspiration. Since its conception THE CRADLE HONQ has b?en translated into almost all the known languages, proving its appeal to all races and creeds, and has taken its place as h wprld wide classic. The simplicity has perpetrated its greatness, THE CRADLE SONG, briefly, Is the story of a baby girl aband oned by her mother and left on the steps of a convent. The Infant is adopted by, and grown to wom- See “THE CRADLE SONG” ■ ■ » ’ r‘ » * •**• >• v n .• 6 v -W W» v • *■•••• 1 ■ \ • | The Yancey Record SUB. RATES |2.00 YEAR. anhood with, the Dominican Sis ters. As the action runs its course, the child wins her way into the hearts of the* good sisters. And .... as she grows to womanhood, she influences the Jives qf the NqnS- Inevitably, the day pomes wften the adopted girl, Teresa, falls in love and must deoide between the love of the Sisters and the love of a young man. As critic H. T. Par | ker, said of CRADLE SONG, H —the playwright evokes the hush of the convent, more potent upon the imagination then twenty screams—’’ “In the casual turn over of there is no play to set beside this, THE CRADLE SONG’’. This play combines a deep and sincere religious appeal to people of all faiths, with gentle human comedy, warm good humor and quiet drama. Although the scene is set in a convent, the religious sentiment of the play is nonrde nominationai and will be under stood and enjoyed by people of all faiths, You can see THE CRADLE SONG this Friday and Saturday nights at the Parkway Playhouse Curtain time Is 8 p. m. Don’t miss this warm, tender play that will tug at your heart, and, at the same time, tickle the ribs around your hd&rt with its gentle oomedy and deep rich humor. . i _____ “DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY” BURNSVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST », use ' '” 1 ‘ - 1 - - ';■■> ■ —.. Rep Whitener Is Guest Os Honor At Buffet Dinner On Saturday evening, August 4, Basil L. Whitener, Congressman elect qf the 11th District, his wife and daughter, and approximately 100 of his friends and supporters gathered at the home of Mrs. D. M. Buck in the Bald Mountain community of Yancey County, where they were guests at a buf fet dinner honoring Mr. Whiten er. Paul Buck, who was campaign manager of the Whitener forces in Yancey County, was master of ceremonies. Guests present for the event were from Guston, Rutherford, McDowell, Madison anjfr Yancey LIBRARY INCREASES" NUMBER OF BOOKS Yancey, County Library now owns 7,630 books, according to . the annual report released by H. :G. Bailey, chairman of the Lib rary Board. The library added 950 books during the past year, of which 625 were for adult and young adult readers; while 324 books were for boys and girls. Gifts of clubs and individuals sup plied the library with 303 of the! 950 books added to the book col-| lection. About one-third of all books borrowed were Issued fr;om the library headquarters at Burnsville. The remaining two-thirds were checked out from the bookmobile. In all, 18,177 books were borrow ed during the year. Adults led in the number of books taken out with 10,612. Boys and girls took out 7,565 books. The Yancey bookmobile made 190 regular stops on a schedule that averaged once every 12 weeks to each stop. Trips are made on Thursday or Friday of each week. The bookmobile trav eled 2,544 miles with an unusually low operating expense. Actual ex penditures for gasolene, oil, re pairs, and insurance amounted to (151. for the fiscal year. The headquarters library was open 4 afternoons each week; Wednesday through Friday, from 2 to 5 p. m. Library staff consist ed of 2 part-time librarians: Mrs. Carl Carter and Mrs. Thomas. OUT QF TOWN GUESTS ATTEND PLAYHOUSE Mr, and Mrs. George Roberts’ week-end guests, Mr.' and Mrs. James Alderman and children, Jo Ann and Jim, of Brevard, attend ed the Parkway Playhouse produc tion of “Stalag 17” along with their host and hostess. Mr. Alderman was a prisoner of-war for two years during World War II in the same German POW Camp, involved in the play. He was a bunk-mate of the authors of the play, Donald Bevan and Edmund Trizcinski, whq also wpra imprisoned in Stalag 1? during World War IJ, Mr. Alderman said that he was especially interested in seeing this production wbloh vividly recalled incidents in hU life in the Ger man POW Camp. So many of the incidents in the play, Mr. Aider man said, actually did take place during the two years he was held i prisoner In Stalag 17. i i Mrs. W. A. Magill of Lexington, i Ky., Is visiting her father, Gus I Hensley, and her sisters, Mrs. ’ Hobart Ray and Mrs. Ike Laugh- I run, this week. ,* counties; and several , from other areas were present. The home and spacious grounds formed an attractive setting for the occasion. Mrs. Buck was as sisted in serving by her daugh ters, Miss Hope Buck of Raleigh, Mrs. John Blake of Bald Moun tain, Miss Alma.;. Buck of the home, and also by Mrs. Hattie Peterson of Cane River. The guests were served from an at tractively arranged buffet table in the dining room. After the feast, the guests gathered on the lawn and enjoyed a number of after dinner speech es, the chief of which was made by Congressman-elect Whitener. In his remarks, Mr. Whitener of fered his appreciation to all his friends for their help in giving him the victory. He pledged to serve the people of the 11th Dis trict wisely and honestly on all issues. Others who spoke briefly were C. O. Ridings, solicitor of the 11th District, from Forest City; Thom as Rhodes, clerk of the U. S. Supreme Court, from Asheville;! t Rep. Mark W. Bennett of Burns- Iville; Dover R. Fonts, H. G. | Bailey and Woodrow Anglin of | Burnsville; Buck of Raleigh; John Wars, Whitener’s campaign manager Madison County; and a number of others from Madison, Gaston and Mc- Dowell counties. PLANS COMPLETED ON SCHOOL BUILDINGS It has been confirmed by Sup erintendent Hubert D. Justice that the architects have complet ed their plans for the two new schools, and that the State Plan ning Board approved the plans at a meeting in Raleigh, Thursday, August 2. The schools should be ready for construction bids from contractors within the next few days, it is thought. The schools will be built identi cal and will cost around $353,000.00 each. Plans call for ten general class rooms, two commercial rooms, one library with a work room, two science rooms, two home eeonomio rooms,' one band room and a caf%eria and kitchen. In addition there will be four restrooms, one first aid room, and three small offices with waiting room. According to the plans approv ed, there will be a combination auditorium and gymnasium. This room will contain a stage, with dressing rooms and an athletic director’s office. Beneath the stage ■ will be dressing rooms, showers and toilet facilities for basketball players. In a conference Tuesday, July 31, with Dr. Carroll, Superintend -1 ent Justice learned that the State was about ready to sell their bonds. The money should be available soon so that /-Qw con i tracts oan be let and work start ed without further delay. Although costs are. rising, It was the opinion of the architect ' and the State Planning Board 1 that there should be sufficient 1 money to construct the buildings according to plans. One of the buildings will be > west of Burnsville near the inter -1 section of Highway 19E and Prl • ces Creek Road, and the other ' will be east of Burnsville in the Georges Fork section. % LOCAL GROUP .HEARS 'address BY NIXON Mr. and Mrs. Ray Penland and Mr. and Mrs. Plato Penland of Burnsville attended the Lake Junaiuska Methodist Assembly last Sunday night to hear Vice- President Richard M. Nixon ad dress the group during a South wide leadership school for church workers. Evangelist J3illy Graham, who appeared on the same program, was Nixon’s host oh a visit to three southern assembly grounds. BURNSVILLE PTA VOTES TO IMPROVE SCHOOL ~ LUNCH ROOM A call meeting of the Burnsville PTA ■was held on Tuesday even ing, July 31, for the purpose of considering needed improvements in the school lunch room. Bruce Westall, chairman of the finance committee, presented the follow ing items to be considered:* lower ing the ceiling and fixing pipes, tiling the floor and replacing windows. After an open discussion of the se needed improvements, a mo tion was made that the PTA spend its funds for the improve | ment of the lunch room. One hundred per cent approval, was carried by the group. | 111 1 „ i. 1 Directors Entertained At Supper Meeting The board of,directors of the Parkway Playhouse was entertain ed at a buffet supper last Thurs day night by Playhouse Director Gordon Bennett and his staff. The supper was served outside in a park-like atmosphere created by students and staff members who have walled and fenced a portion between the cafeteria and school playground. Following the supper Mr. Ben nett, with Dr. Clayton Charles, as-( sistant director of Arts, and Dr. Harry Greene, assistant director of Crafts, led a tour of the work shop in arts and orafts. Many items of art and craft by teachers of the county and youn ger art students were on display. Most of the items in crafts were fashioned from native clay, stone or wood; and Dr. Charles pointed out that our "'native soapstone is one of the best materials for sculpturing he has found. In a meeting following the tour, Mr. Bennett reported that the progrom this year is the most successful since it has been in operation by the University of Miami. More than seventy stud ents are enrolled this year, with about sixty living on the campus, he said. Several county teachers (have enrolled for credit work Coroner Hensley Exercises Authority During Court Sheriff Frank Randolph was ar rested yesterday on a charge of drunken driving. Coroner Willard Hensley of Bald Creek, the' only * officer in the county with* the au thority to arrest the sheriff, made ( the arrest. Mr. HenSley made (he arrest in the hallway of the court house during court session, follow ing the return of a true bill against the. sheriff by ..the grand jury. A capias, or bench warrant, had been issued against Randolph fol lowing the return of the true bill. Several witnesses appeared be- M. SGT. HENSLEY RETURNS FROM GERMANY Master Sgt. Jorn Lee Hensley and, sons, Johnnie and Mike, left Tuesday for San Antonio, Texas, after a short visit with Sgt. Hen sley’s parents, M,r. and- Mrs. Molt Hensley, in Burnsville. Sgt. Hensley has just returned from a two and one-half year tour of duty with the U. S. Air Force in Germany. He is now stationed in Texas. I this year, and the children’s pro gram was mentioned as successful. More students applied for work here this year, Mr. Bennett said, but were refused for various rea sons. A group of the size enroll ed is ideal, he pointed out, be cause of the personal attention that may be given the individual In the work of art. However, not cnly art is taken up with the student on an Individual level — the problems of public relations and adjustments of living are items where personalized attention :s given when needed. The program is self supporting at the present time, Mr. Bennett stated, with a surplus last year. The majority of the surplus funds were returned to the Playhouse in repairs and equipment. Praise for the cooperation of directors, the Board of Education, and the public in general was ex-1 pressed toy Mr. Bennett. And Chairman of the Board C. P. Randolph returned the praise for the work being carried out by Mr. Bennett and his University of Miami staff. Superintendent of Schools Hubert Justice, and Roy t Ray, chairman of the Board of Education, attended the meeting 1 and expressed their appreciation • for the educational program being s | carried out at the Parkway Play -1 house. - NUMBER FIFTY ; fore the grand jury for examina tion on the charge, and sufficient cyidence was found to cause the return of a true bill and the issu ance of the capias. Bond was set at S3OO and was ! made by J. E. Edwards, Mr. Hen ’ sley said. That amount is usual in drunken driving cases, it was said, and required his appearance at the November term of Superior Court.* Following the arrest, the coroner quoted Randolph as saying he had not tasted a drop of Jfquor In twelve years. The sheriff returned to the courtroom, in time to hear the ac quittal of a man arrested by him and charged with drunken driv ing. He later adjourned court for the day. This arrest of the high sheriff is the first time in the history of Yancey County that a county cor oner has been called upon to ex ercise his authority on a similar charge. Hospital Report r The Yancey Hospital reports four biAhs and ton other adrrfiss ions during the past week. The births include a son, David Bruce, bom Aug. 1, to Mr. ' and Mps. Robert Hughes of Bakers vtile; a son, Jerry Lee, bom Aug. 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jack John "on of Green Mountain; a I daughter, Betty Luann, bora Aug. 2, to Mr. md Mjs. Seth Peterson of Rt. 1; and a daughter, Brenda Beatrice, born Aug. 4, to Mr. and Mrs. John Young of EarnsviHe. The following people were ad mitted to the hospital this week: Lillian Melin of Burnsville; Mary Rose Silver of Rt. 1; Louise Rob inson, Ida Self and Wferd Webb of Celo; Barry Hensley of Bald Creek; Ruth Grindstaff of Ban dana; Stella Street and Welzie McKinney of Bakersville; and Julia Allen of Spruce Pine. BANKS REUNION The Banks family reunion and decoration will be held Sunday, August 19, at the home of Grover Anglin on Bolens Creek Road. Dr. E. R. Ohle’s office will be closed Saturday afternoon, Aug ust 11th. ' YCI & STANLEY McCORMICK REUNION The annual reunion of students and teachers of the former Yan cey Collegiate Institute and Stan ley McCormick School will held on the grounds of Burnsville High School on Saturday, August 11, 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 Mr. James Hutchins will present the ’ resolutions to the group. Former ’ students of Y. C. I. are : invited to attend with all mem i bers of their families to greet old : friends and renew acquaintances. - Each family is asked to bring a picnic basket. ttg - A .