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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
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.
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,
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-
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The Yancey Record
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
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
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
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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
Guests present for the event
were from Guston, Rutherford,
McDowell, Madison anjfr Yancey
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-|
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.
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
'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
Evangelist J3illy Graham, who
appeared on the same program,
was Nixon’s host oh a visit to
three southern assembly grounds.
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
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.
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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
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-
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
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.
; 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
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
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.
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. '
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
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