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The North Carolina Farm Bu
reau reminded farmers this week
to file their federal fax refunds
On farm-used gasoline. The dead
line is October 1.
Farm Bureau Exechtive Vice
President R. Flake Shaw said
many farmers eligible for this re
fund have not made application
for it.
A charge of three cents in fed
eral tax is made on each gallon of
gasoline. This is the first year
that farmers who use gasoline in
farm machinery have been exempt
from it.
Farmers should file for the re
fund through the office of P. K.
Sanders, Greensboro, director of
infernal revenue for the North
Carolina district.
The exemption of non-highway
used gasoline from federal tax
came after extended debates in
Congress over whether to increase
the gasoline tax to finance a new
nationwide highway construction
But the Farm Bureau has for
several years urged exemption for
farmers from the tax, maintain
ing that gaslline used on the farm
is source of production supply,
much as is electricity in making
aluminum or as is diesel fuel in
in other types of manufacture.
The exemption means savings
of $214 million annually* to North
Carolina farmers. “Since it means
so much to the average farmer,
refund applications should be fil
ed immediately,” said Shaw.
Awards Won By Two
Yancey Communities
By Lewis W. Dameron
Yancey Soil Conservationist
Both Jacks Creek and Brush
Creek communities recently re
ceived SSO. cash swgrds f or the
outstanding soi) and water conser
ration work accomplished by the
farmers in these communities,
The awards were presented to
the Community Clubs of Jacks
Creek and Brush Creek by the
Carolina Power and Light Com
pany as "Superior Accomplishment
Awards", won by participating in
their “Finer Farms Program".
The purpose of this program is
to promote interest in-soil and
water conservation on a commun
ity basis as well as on an individ
ual farm basis. The “Finer Farm
Program” is sponsored by the
Carolina Power and Light Com
pany in cooperation with the Soil
Conservation District Supervisors
in the counties in which the com
pany furnishes electric power,——
Communities were judged on the
number and amount of soil con
servation practices established
and maintained from July 1, 1955
to July 1, 1956. Practices which
both communities in Yancey ex.
celled in were conservation jcrop
rotations, contour strip cropping,
cover cropping, and alfalfa and
meadow seeding and maintenance.
Not only 3i|ve the Jacks Creek
and Brush Creek communities
won a monetary sum to be used
for community improvements, but
they have also improved the pro
duction and value of their com
munities and their individual
farms by carrying out and main
taining a good soli and water
conservation program.
The Yancey Record
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Yancey County Health
Center Completed
The Yancey County Health
Center, new quarters for the local
1 Health Department, located on
Mitchell Branch Road, is now
completed and ready for occupan
cy on Monday, September 17. This
attractive, modern building has a
spacious waiting room, separate
offices for the' health officer,
nurse, sanitarian and secretary,
examining and treatment rooms,
X-ray and dark room, laboratory,
two rest Axioms, and is provided
with storage and janitor closets.
Mclntosh Follows
Good Land Use
An outstanding example of good
land use to minimise soil and
water losses can be found on the
farm of Mack Mclntosh on Jacks
Creek Road. Mr. Mclntosh is
carrying out a well rounded soil
and water conservation program
on his farm and is using his land
for full production without eros
A visit to Mr. Mclntosh’s farm
would reveal an outstanding herd
of dairy cattle grazing on ladino
clover and orchard grass pastures
located on the steeper fields of
the farm. This land, most subject
to erosion, is tied down with
permanent sod.
Mr. Mclntosh has high protein
alfalfa hay growing on excellent
land that is less steep than the
pastures, and presents a severe
erosion problem when cultivated.
On the fields that have very lit
tle erosion hazzard, tobacco and
silage corn are grown,
To insure continued production
on these fields, Mr. Mclntosh us
es a winter cover crop of rye and
vetch plus plenty of stable man
ure to maintain the organic mat
ter in these heavily cropped soils.
In completing his outstanding
soil conservation program, Mr.
Mclntosh plans to set white pines
next spring on an acre of very
steep pasture land. Although this
acre is very productive soil, the
cattle almost completely destroy
the grass each year when grazing
on the steep slopes.
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Woman’s Club Meet
ing Scheduled
The Burnsville Woman’s Club
will hold its first meeting of the
new year tonight (Thursday) at
8 o’clock in the Community
Club members and their guests
will haye the pleasure of watching
J. Robert Miller, instructor and an
: executive of the Burnsville Paint
ing Classes at Seecelo, present a
| portrait demonstration in pastels.
Mrs. R. K. Helmle, the new club
. president, will preside at the
meeting. , ; {
The health center was designed
by Breeze, Holland & Reviere,
Architects of Shelby, N. C., as
sisted by D. M. Sholes, local engi
neer, and built by J. O. Shepard,
Contractor of Burnsville. This
building was made possible by the
North Carolina Medical Care As
sociation, The Yancey County
Commissioners, and by local con
-It is hoped that the driveway
and parking area can be surfaced
in the immediate future.
Sheriff Captures
Still, Liquor
, Sheriff Terry Hall reported
this week that “another moonshine
still had been in the
Bakers Creek section by federal I
officers, with Hall assisting. The
sheriff said the still was seized
Wednesday on property owned by
Will Baker in the Bakers Creek
section. Baker was given a cita
tion for hearing in Federal Court
at a later date.
Hall also reported that he cap
tured 54 half gallons of "white”
liquor recently at the old REA
power plant here. The liquor was
not found in the plant building,
Sheriff Hall said, but was taken
from an auxiliary room built to
the plant on the spill-way side.
No arrest was made in connec
tion with the capture.
Tobacco Farmers:
Some Cut, Some Don’t
The old question of farmers as
to cutting tobacco a little on the
green order or let it ripen and
take the chance of frostbite may
be settled this year.
Many larmers have cut their
tobacco due to the early cold
nights the mountain counties have
been experiencing. And the talk
of early frost has hastened those
who hold to the "cut green” Order.
Many farmers, however, seem to
have no fear of frost or more
faith in the Maker of frosts, be
cause they are saying they’ll Jet
it stand till it ripens.
The dry weather cut tobacco
short in the Weeks that much
rain iq.necded by the crop. Re
cently rains have turned the
leaves green again that were be
ginning to brown.
This freak weather condition
on the tobacco farmer may settle
the question this year to cut or
not to cut.
Dr. Gladden To |||
Attend Meeting 5
Dr. William Gladden will leave
Saturday to attend a meeting in
1 Roanoke, Va. Dr. Gladden’s office
will be closed from Saturday noon
< until Tuesday morning.
Hospital Report
The Yancey Hospital reports
two births and 13 other admiss
ions during the past week. The
births include twin sons, not yet
named, born SeptJ 8, to Mr. and
Mrs. Charles P. Bedford, Rt. 3,
Other admissiortSHnclude: Mable
Griffith, Masy Higgins, Rt. 2;
Joyce Masters, Rt, 2, Bakersvllle;
Dorada Burleson, jPlumtree; Mhx
ine Hensley, Mrs. a Carrie Anglin,
Sam McPeters, Robert. Allen, all of
Burnsville; Hiram Willis, Pauline
Baker, Pansy Franklin,- Rt. 1;
Virginia Huskins. jRt. 3, Bakers
ville; Annie Mae Brooks, Rt. 1,
Spruce Pine.
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The Burnsville Parent-Teacher’
Association will hold its first
meeting of the school year next
Tuesday evening at 7:30 in the
school lunch room. The meeting
will be mainly a social event to
greet this new teachers and no
program • has been scheduled.
Roberts Appointed
To Head Auto Dealers
George W. Roberts of Roberts
Auto Sales, Inc., in Burnsville has
been appointed Area Chairman
d for Yancey County, according to
John M. Tiller of Durham, Presi
dent of the North Carolina Auto
mobile Dealers Association, who
made the appointment.
As Area Chain nan for Yancey
County, George will
be the liaison between the state
and national dealers associations
and local dealers. He will also
direct the two associations’ an
nual membership campaign to be
In announcing the appointment
President Tiller stated, “I am
happy to have such a capable and
outstanding was as Mr. George
W. Roberts in this most import
ant position. I feel certain he will
do a splendid job of keeping deal
ers ard the public abreast of mat
ters of interest in the retail auto
motive industry.’’ ' .r
School Amendment
Passes Big Majority
A total of 1325 Yancey County
voters voted “yes” the consti
tutional amendment relating to
segregation and education last
Saturday, while only 238 opposed
the amendment. Burnsville Town
ship led the county with a total
of 406 votes, 335 for and 70 against
(the' amendment.
Jacks and Pensacola had
the smallest number of votes cast.
Pensacola cast only 58 votes, with
52 for the amendment; and Jacks
Creek township voted 39 for and
28 against the school amendment.
All the other amendments, three,
carried in the county.
The total vote of North Caro
lina in the election that Governor
Hodges has'shown so much inter- >
est \in since the plan was brought
to light by the Education Commit
tee carried by a large majority.^
The monthly orthopedic clinic
will be held In the Spruce Pine
health office on Wednesday, Sept.
19. Dr. J. Bruce Galloway of
Asheville will be _the clinician.
Children should be registered by
’1 a. m., and adults not later than
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W. Murray Linker and Frank
R. Blaisdell, of the State Board of
Health, visited the district last
week with Jake F. Buckner, dis
trict sanitarian
- The Rev. H. M. Aliey is report
ed to be much improved after his
illness of several weeks, end is
now visiting his daughter and son
in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Anglin, in WaynesVlUe.
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Mauney To Aid In
Industrial Develop
. Richard P. (Dick) Mauney, an
industrial development engineer
with the Department of Conserva
tion and Development’s commerce
and industry division fri Raleigh,
who has been assigned to assist"
industrial development groups -4n
Yancey County and other coun
ties comprising Western North
Mauney, a member of the 1953
General Assembly as the House
of Representatives member from
Cherokee county, was with the
State Treasurer’s office for 17
years before going with the C A D
Department to yrqpota industrial
development. He is a' native of
Cherokee county and attended the
University of Georgia.
Mauney's services in aiding in
dustrial development
to all counties in this area. He
will work with local development
groups in helping promote the in
dustrial development of western
N. C. counties and communities.
Mauney may be contacted through
and Development, # Education
Building, Raleigh, N. C.
Veterans’ Survivor
Benefits Act Signed
The President signed the Sur
vivor*- Benefits Act revising bene
fits for the dependents of deceased]
servicemen and veterans who died
of service-connected causes.
Veterans Administration annou
nced that it is taking immediate
steps to put this new law into oper
ation even though payments cannot
begin prior to January 1, 1957, the
effective date of the Act.
VA stressed that this law does
not change death pension benefits
to widows and children of veterans
whose deaths were not as a result
of service.
Widows, dependent parents and
guardians o f orphan children
receiving compensation for
the service-connected death of
a veteran are requested NOT to
contact VA for information.
Veterans Administration will notify
each person receiving death com
pensation under present law con
cerning his rights under the new
law. ...irr
The new law is designed to:
1- Revise the death compensation
program by providing monthly
payments to widows partially re
lated to military pay; slightly in
crease existing uniform payments
for orphan children; and to provide
a sliding scale of benefits for de
pendent parents subject to cer.
tain annual income limitations.
2r Extend Social Security cover
age to those in the armed forces on
a contributory basis; and
3- Revise the six months death
gratuity to range from a minimum
of SBOO to a maximum of $3,0C0.
This will be administered by the
various service departments.
The new law also eliminates cov
erage of service personnel under
the Servicemen’s Indemnity Act
(the so-called "SIO,OOO free insur
ance”) and coverage of reserve
personnel under the Federal Em
ployees Compensation Act on and
after January l, 1957.
The new law continue* the right
of veterans disabled in . Service to
apply to VA for the fivs«year policy
or any of the six permanent plans
of National Service Life Insurance
within one year from the date VA
finds their disabilities to be service-
Gulf 09 Service Station
To Be Started Soon
Rex Gulf Oil Co. dis
tributor for the tri-county area,
said this week that Gulf Oil’s re
cently acquired lot in Burnsville
has been graded to completion and
is now ready for the construction
of the new Gulf service statioh.
The building site, formerly own
ed by Mrs. Lena Tilson and known
Rev. Murphy To
Preach Here Sunday
The Rev. Manley Murphy, pas
tor of the historic Forks of Little
i River Baptist Church, Montgom
' ery Baptist Association, will speak
. at both services Sunday in the
: First* Baptist Church here. The
, public is cordially invited to hear
Jjim at both services.
Mr. Murphy is a graduate of
Wake Forest College and the
Southern Seminary. ' v
The Rev. C. B. Trammel, pas
tor of the -First Baptist Church
here, will preach in the Forks of
Little River Church near Troy, N.
C., in an exchange of pulpits with
t>Rev. Mr. Murphy for the day.
Mr. Trammel is a former pastor
Housing Loans
Available Through
i Yancey County farm families
are now able to obtain rural hous
ing loans from the Farmers Home
j Administration, according to Mack
»• RaK ÜbmKqk"FHA Supervisor.
Farm Housing loans may be
made to construct, improve, alter,
repair, replace, or relocate & dwell
ing of other essential farm build
ings on the farm. It also includes,
in connection with such repair,
alteration and new construction,
sewage disposal systems, water
j supplies, and the purchase and
installation of essential equipment
that becomes part of the real es
tate after installation.
zThis loan carries an interest rate
of 4% and may be repaid over a
period of years ranging up to 33
To be eligible for Farm Hous
ing loans an applicant must be
the owneV of a farm, have income.
from the farm and other sources]
sufficient to meet farm operating
and family living expenses and be
able to properly pay outside debts
as well as the Farmers Home Ad
ministration loan. He must be a
citizen of the United States, also
be without sufficient resources to
provide on his own the necessary
housing, buildings or repairs and
improvements needed, and he un
able to secure the necessary cred
it from other sources upon terms
and conditions which he reason
ably could be expected to meet.
The applicant must also possess
the character, ability, and experi
ence necessary to carry out suc
cessfully his farming operations
and to carry out the undertakings
and obligations required of him in
connection with the Farm Housing
Part-time farmers are eligible
for Farm Housing loans. Also
owners of small tracts that may
not be a family-type farm and
who rent additional crop land are
eligible. This loan dees not require
supervision and has been very
much in demand.
The Rev. and Mrs. Charles B.
Trammel have had as their guests
recently the Rev. and Mrs. O.
Van Stephens of Angler, N. C.,
Mr. and Mrs. Barna 'Warner of
Troy, N. C., Mrs. Murray Nichol
j son of Mebane, N. C., and Mr. and
■ Mrs. R. E. Hurst of Durham, N. C
Miss Becky Trammel spent last
week-end in Cherryville, N. C„
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where she served as a bridesmaid
in a friend’s wedding. Miss Tram
mel also visited friends in Troy
last week.
as the "Dr. Ray place”, was clean
ed and graded Banks and Patton
who purchased the site from Mrs.
| Tilson. Grading was started last
Wilson said that construction on
the ultra-modern service station
will be started next week. And
plans now are for the building to
be completed within days.
THe station will be built under
the supervision of Gulf Oil Com
r pany’s construction department;
however, a certain amount of 10.
. cal labor vdULby used, it was said.
e The ultra-modern station, in re
. lation to service stations today,
{ will be built .approrimately twen
, ty-eight by forty-eight feet. The
. structure, which will be built of
. blocks with porcelain finish, will
house a modern service depart
, ment and equipment as well as
an office. At least six pumps will
be out front to serve the public.
The station will be leased tq a
lical operator when construction
' is completed, Wilson said.
4-H Members Show
High Class Cattle
Yancey County’s 4-JJ g &**s^£...j;;.'
was held last Monday mornftig at
the Deyton Feed Store here. EH
Blue ribbon winner of the Jer
sey breed in the junior calf class
was James Bennett. In the senior
calf class, Ronnie Bailey won a
blue ribbon. Tommy Ray placed
i secosd with a red ribbon in the
• Guernsey breed; and Joe Bennett '
’ won a white ribbon, third place,
in the Jersey breed.
Donald Peterson placed first
with a blue ribbon in the junior
yearling class of the Guernsey
breed, and Ronald Ray placed
firse with a blue ribbon in the
junior yearling class of the Hol
stein breed. In the senior year
ling class, Sandra Whitson won a
blue ribbon and Ronald Peterson
placed third with a white ribbon
in the Guernsey breed; and Tom
my Ray placed first with a blue
ribbon in the Holstein breed.
Loretta Robinson and Ronnie
Robinson won blue ribbons in the
; 2-year old class of the Jersey
breed, and Viann Duncan placed
second with a red ribbon in the
2-year old class of the Guernsey
Grand Champion of all breeds
was won by Loretta Robinson’s
entries. Miss Robinson's Jersey
entry also won the title of cham
pion, as well as Sandra Whitson’s
Guernsey entry and Ronald Ray’s
Holstein entry. For the best fit
ted animal entry, Ronnie Robin
son took first place and Loretta
Robinson second place. For best
showmanship, Tommy Ray won
first place and Ronnie Robinson
' second place.
Pig Chain And Pullet
Show Held Today
The County Pig Chalh . Show
and Poultry Show and Sale will
take place today at 2 p. m., at the
Farmers Federation parking lot.
Five pigs and eight groups of pul
let* have been entered by 4-H
boy* and girls to be shown today.
Extension specialists from Stats
College, Raleigh, will be. judges.
i iClearmont Faculty To
Entertain Parents
The faculty of School
has extended an Invttatkm to the
day, September 20. at *3O p. m.,
on the school grounds. -A visit to

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