Library Will Have Filins
Informational films will soon be
available for borrowing through
the libraries of Yancey, Avery,
and Mitchell counties, it was an
nounced by H. G. Bailey, chair
man of the Yancey County Lib
Each month 6 different ' films
will be on hand in the tri-county
area, and may be borrowed with-
Many Yancey County students
have returned to college or have
entered college for their first
The following is a list of col
lege students who have been re
ported to this newspaper: "
Glen Fox and Ronnie Peterson
to Wake Forest College, Winston-
June Mclntosh to Warren Wil
son College, Swannanoa.
Ronnie Ray, Johnny Hobson,
Billy Ray Edge and Gail Hall to
Mars Hill College.
Jimmy Laughrun to the Univer
sity of N. C., Chapel Hill.
Joe Higgins, Olin Higgins, Hel
en Allen and Muriel England to
Western Carolina College, Cullo
whec. " r - =
George Leslie Hensley Jr. to
Duke University, Durham,
Rebecca Trammel to Meredith
Teddy Styles to Carson New
man, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Mary Hensley and Mary Lou
Fox to Appalachian State Teach
ers’ College, Boone.
Louise Patton to Bast Tennessee
Teachers’ College, Johnson City.
Ann Garland, Morris Whitson,
Tommy Higgins, Lloyd Hensley,
L. G. Deyton, James McMahan,
Rabon Robinson, Jim Howell and
Lawrence Ledford to Brevard
College, Brevard, N. C,
Harold Ray to State College,
Duane McDougald and Pauline
Mclntosh to Gardner-Webb Col
lege, Boiling Springs, N. C.
Jacqueline Peterson to Blanton's
Business College, Asheville.
Mrs. Caroline Deyton and Char
les Justice to Milligan College,
Evelyn Watson Riddle to Grace
Hospital School of Nursing, Mor
Mrs. Kenneth Hubbard to Berea
(College School of Nursing, Berea,
Local People Win
Yancey County 4-H Club girls
and Home Demonstration mem
bers who entered various exhibits
at the Buncombe County Fair
last week, took several premiums
Verlene Silver, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Silver of Jacks
Creek, won a blue ribbon on her
exhibit of raspberries, and a red
ribbon on her exhibit ot- .carrots,
along with premiums.
Elizabeth Wheeler had some
very nice entries in the 4-H De
Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of Brush
Creek, received a blue ribbon and
first premium on her tomatoes.
Mrs. J. G. Low of Concord,
had seven entries and received
the following ribbons and prem
iums: luncheon set, blue ribbon;
yeast loaf bread, blue ribbon;
oatmeal bread, red ribbon; hooked
tug, red ribbon; and strawberry
preserves, blue ribbon.
Mrs. Ralph Proffitt of Cane
River, Won the following ribbons
and premiums: copper tooled wall
plaque, blue ribbon-first prize;
enameled jewelry, blue ribbpn;
and brass tray, blue ribbon.
Each Home Demonstration
Club member is eligible to enter
exhibits at the State Fair in Ral
eigh, according to Miss Sue Not.
tingham, home agent. ,
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the tarcey record
out charge by any church, club,
or similar responsible organiza
tion- The films are 16 mm. in
size; most are sound films, and
many are in color.
Films available during the per
iod from October 8 to November 2'
are. Benjamin Franklin; P. T t
Barnum Presents Jenny Lind;
Louisiana Story; Future of Scot
land; See How They Fly; Turkey—
Key to the Middle East. More
detailed information about the
films, including the showing time,
■will be given later.
The booking of films will be
handled by the Spruce Pine Pub
lio Library, Requests may be
made directly to the Spruce Pine
Library or to the Yancey County
Library or bookmobile service.
Reservations should be made as
early as possible. The library does
not own a projector or screen,
but will be glad to try to help or
ganizations locate one.
A file of film catalogs and in
formation about other free and
rental films is maintained at the
i library and may be consulted at
The Adult Film Program is
sponsored by the North Carolina
State Library, the Bureau of Vis
ual Education of the University of
North Carolina, and public librar
ies throughout the state.
The Burnsville Parent-Teacher
■Association held its first meeting
of the year last Tuesday evening
in the school lunch room. Mrs.
James Ray, president, presided at
The Rev. E. G. Adkins conduct
ed the .devotional. A program was
not scheduled and the evening was
devoted to a social get-together.
During the evening, the new tea
chers were introduced and com
mittees were named to serve for
the year. Attendance banners
were awarded to the sth and 10th
According to Mrs. Ray, the
lunch room has been completely
redecorated and new equipment
has been installed by the combin
ed efforts of the PTA, the school,
and the Board of Education. The
lunch room has been inspected by
Jake Buckner, district sanitarian,
and it now has a perfect Grade
Approximately SISOO. has been
spent by the PTA, Mrs. Ray said,
on improvements in the lunch
room. The ceiling has been lowered
over the entire dining area and a
painted tin ceiling has been added
to conceal the plumbind and heat
pipes. The concrete floor was cut
down, leveled, and covered with
asphalt tile in the dining area
and with grease-proof, heat-proof
tile in the kitchen area.
A stainless steel sink, gas oven
and warming closet, and hoods for
the stoves were bought from
school funds. The Board of Edu
cation purchased a steel dish cab
inet and a serving bar to divide
the kitchen and dining areas. New
window frames have been install
ed and a vestibule enclosed at the
entrance, with the entire floor
space being covered with tile and
T. M. Tyner of the Glen Raven
Mills is in the process of making
material which will be donated to
the school for drapes for the lunch
room. During the summer, the
walls were painted by the stud
ents at the Parkway Playhouse.
J. O. Shepard supervised the En
tire remodeling job, and Bruce
Westall and Reece Mclntosh ser
ved as co-chairmen of the PTA
budget and finance committee,
Lester Heavener and John Ran
dolph Riddle have returned to
, Randolph Macon Military Academy
Front Royal, V., for the fall term.
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OP YANCEY COUNTY-
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SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR.
Holds First Meeting
The Clearmont PTA will hold
the first meeting of the year this
evening at 6:30 on the school
grounds. Following a weln er
roast, a business session
will be held before the program.
A “Back To School Days” pro
gram will be carried out. Etach
teacher will be a hostess in her
home-room so that the parents
may visit each room and get ac
quainted with the teachers.
According to Mrs. Craig Woody,
PTA president, the grade mothers
and fathers have beeh selected for
the year. A wardrobe is being set
up for the needy children in the
Mrs. Woody stated that she
would like to see every parent and
teacher from Clearmont present
at this first meeting.
Lions Give Awards
To Blood Donors
At the September 13 meeting
of the Burnsville Lions Club, Dr.
C. F. Mcßae and E. L. Dillingham
were presented awards by J. J.
I Nowicki, chairman of the Red
Cross Blood Program for Yancey
County and vice-chairman of the
Asheville Regional Blood Program.
Dr. Mcßae was given a Four-
Gallon Pin for having donated
thirty-three pints of blood. He
also was presented with a certifi
cate of appreciation from the
Yancey County Chapter of the
American Red Cross for his work
with the Blood Donor Program, as
a physician and as a donor, since
the program began in this district
in June 1949.
Mr. Dillingham was presented
with a Gallon -Pln -to*.4Mvving do
nated eight pints of blood.
Guest speaker at the meeting
was Fred Barkley of Conover, the
district governor of Lions Clubs.
Yancey Minister Will
The Rev. Thomas Young, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Young of
Newdale, sailed September 12, on
the Queen Elizabeth for Scotland,
where he will study on a fellow
ship for a year at the University
Reverend Young is a graduate
of Micaville High School; King
College,. Bristol, Tennessee; and
the Columbia Presbyterian Theo
logical Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.
For the past four years he has
served as pastor of the Presbyter--
ian Church in Hurley, Virginia.
Mr. Young will travel on the
Coritinest and visit the Holy Land.
Artist Gives Dem
onstration To Club
The Burnsville Woman’s Club
held its regular meeting last Thur
sday evening in the Community
building. Mrs. R. K. Helmle, the
new club president, presided at
Club members and their guests
enjoyed the unusually interesting
program which was given by J.
Robert Miller, instructor and vice
president of the Burnsville Paint
ing Classes at Seecelo/ Mr. Miller
presented a portrait demonstra
tion in pastels with Miss Mary
Alice Westall as his model. After
Mr. Miller was introduced by Mrs.
Don Burhoe, he completed the
portrait in one hour asd six min
A brief business session was
held following the program.
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! Ladies’Night Planned
By Men’s Club
) The next meeting of the Burns
• ville Men’s Club will be the an
l nual Ladies' Night dinner at'
Ewart Wilson's Mt Mitchell Inn,
Monday evening, September 24.
Dinner will be served at 8 o'clock.
For several years, this annual
5 September dinner has been a fear
f ture of the Men’s Club of activi
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BURNSVILLE, If. C, TIIUBS DAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1956 -
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Agent Suggests Plan
ning For Soil Samples
If you are planning to collect
soil samples for to be plapt
ed next year, you may want to
look ahead and spread your sam
pling job over a period of two to
E. L. Dillingham, County Agent
of Yancey County, says that lime
levels of soils do not
ojfange 'rapidly high rates
are applied, and one soil test can
be used as a guide for liming and
fertilizing for m6re than one
year. Using lime and fertilizer ac
cording to soli and crop needs will
help to make 1 production more
economical. '‘‘J£ . Wlv jy—
The type of soil and the crop
ping system followed will in
fluence the frequency of sampling
a field. Sandy soils may need to
be limed more frequently than
clay soils, and spifei should be
sampled before lime is , applied.
Soils planted in row-crop rota
tions may need adjustments *• 4n
fertilization*’practices more fre
quently than those used for sod
crops. Soils should be tested as a
guide for making those adjust
ments. f JV
Dillingham says that is is a
good idea to have a definite plan
for taking soil samples and keep
ing records of results. A farm
map or sketch is essential for re
cording field numbers used in
sampling. A permanent map is
very helpful, as it permits the
same field and sample number to
be used year after year, making
it easies to compare soil-test re
sults and follows changes in the
lime arid fertility status of your
The County Agent says his office
will be glad to assist farmers in
planning for collecting soil sam
ples; Boxes,, instructions' for sam
pling, and information sheets as
well as mailing cartons are avail
able from his office.
Between now and January 1 is
a good time to collect samples.
The Soil Testing Laborhtory can
give you a prompj reply during
this period; and an early report
will allow adequate time to make)
plans for obtaining the amount of
lime and fertilizer needed for next
Visit Here Oct. Ist
The Bloodmobile will operate
for Yancey County citizens on
Monday, October 1, to receive
volunteer donors to help. obtain ,
sufficient blood for use by the
County’s sick and injured.
The location of the bloodmobile
operation and the hours will be
announced :>ext week.
This operation will be sponsor
ed by the Bolens Creek Baptist
Church. Members of the Gallon
Club of this County will be spec
ial recruiters to meet the quota
of 118 donors.
A special drive is being made to
obtain 118 blood donors for this
visit, which will give the. County
credit for 2500 pints of blood do
nated during the period of six
The members of the Gallon Club
and the churches of Burnsville are
cooperating by securing recruits
for this humane cause to meet the
challenge of securing at least 118
donors for this visit.
Position In Va.
Mr. Robert R. Severs of Bald
Creek, has accepted a position in
the History Department of Vir
. ginia Interment College, Bristol,
Mr. Severs received his B. S.
. degree from East Tennessee State
, College. While in college, he was
■J a member of the Kappa Delta Pi
, 1 Fraternity. He served with the
United States Army from July,
1953 until June, 1955, and taught
I in the Yancey County Public
. Schools last year.
He is the son of Mrs. Mary C.
Severs of Bald Creek.
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The Yancey Hospital reports
two births and twenty-one other
admissions during the past week.
The births include a son, not yet
named, born Sept. 16, to Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Byrd of Burnsville;
and a son, William Stanley, born
Sept. 16, to Mr. and Mrs. Liston
Holcombe of Burnsville, Rt. 1.
The following people were admit
ted to the hospital this week:
Walter Huskins, Lois Metcalf,
Janette Byrd, and Vivian Mur
dock of Burnsville; Beverly
Stamey, Melvin Fox, Helen .Ray,
and Hattie Evans of Rt. 1; Kath
leen Robinson of Rt. 2; baby
Larry Ledford of Rt. 3; Madge
Edwards, Judy Hylemon and
Alden Edwards of Rt. 4; Kenneth
Johnson and Wyatt Hoilman of
Green Mtn.; M. M. Wetzel of
Relief; Edd Gibbs of Celo; Gen
eva Harrell of Bakersville; Irene
Carroll of Mars Hill; and Lee
Garland of Albusuerque, N. M.
State Making Ready
Yes sir, everything’s bustling at
the State Fair grounds in Raleigh
these days. The Big Fair will be
held October 16 through 20, and,
if the -weatherman is kind, all
types of records stand a good
chance of being smashed.
Dr. S. J. Nortin, State Fair
manager, and Robert W. Shoff
ner, assistant director of the Ag
ricultural Extension Service at
State College, who is also assistant
Statt Fair manager, agree that,
“With fair weather nothing should
stand in the way of the 1956 State
Fair being the most outstanding
in the 103-year history * of the
E. L. Dillingham, Yancey Coun
ty farm agent, urges all possible
cooperation on the part of local
residents “To help build the State
Fair into ine of the nation’s truly
great agricultural-industrial ex
positions.’ He especially urged
full participation by exhibitors,
calling attention to the more than
$65,000 in cash premiums being
| offered this year by the State Fair
Various State’ Fair entry clos
ing drites are as follows:
Livestock (beef, dairy, and dual
purpose cattle, swine, sheep and
ponies), September 28, at 6 p. m.
Poultry, Pigeons and Rabbits
(live poultry and pigeons), Octo
ber 8, at 6:00 p. m. Eggs, dressed
turkeys, October 10, at 6 p. m.
fruit? and nuts, all
field crops, and the Women’s De
partments, October 13, at 6 p. m.
Farm Tour Made
The annual Unit Test Demon
stratirn Farm Tour will take place
today, beginning at 9:op a. m.
Denver Robinson, the new UTD
supervisor whose headquarters are
iu Asheville, an d several of the
TVA officials will go on the tour.
Stops to be made during the tour
are at the Carlie Rice farm on
Pensacola Road at 9:00 a. m. t the
subjects being foundation seed
corn, sheep, and Boone variety of
Irish potatoes; at the George
Wheeler farm at Riverside at
10:00 a. m„ the subject being pas
ture irrigation; the Ralph Ray
farm at Riverside at 11:00 a. m.,
the subject being the new Burley
tobacco barn built according to
Extension blueprints; and the J.
B. Stamey farm at Jacks Creek
at 11:30 a. m., the sugject being
the priming of Burley tobacco.
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The Burnsville office" of the
District Health Department moved
into the new Health Center on
September 14. Office clinics will
continue to be held on Mondays
from 1 to 5 p. m. as before. The
Health Center will be open five
days a week , Monday through
Friday. : -
Miss Grace Daniel, health edu
cator with the State l|oard of
Health, visited Spruce Pine on
September 12 to meet with the
Mitchell County Health Council
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New Telephone Building
The Western Carolina Telephone
Company building, which fronts
on the street between the Court
house and Western Auto Asso
ciate Store, is now completed and
equipment has been installed for
a dial telephone system.
The dial system, which will re
place the manual system now in
use, will not be ready for opera
tions until new cables and tele
phones have been installed. It is
hoped, however, that the dial sys
tem will be ready for use in the
The parents and teachers ofthe
Bald Creek High School met on
September, 6, for the purpose of
organizing a Parent-Teacher As
Ed Wilson, principal of the
school, presided at the meeting.
Milton Young, former student of
Bald Creek High School and now
a ministerial student, gave the
devotional. Mrs. Willard Honey
cutt spoke to those present on the
importance of a PTA to the school
The following officers were el
ected for the school year: Mrs.
Fleet Proffitt, president; Mrs.
Vance Silvers, vice-president; Mrs
Roy Pate, secretary; and Cates
Twenty-five people were present
for the meeting. The group voted
to hold its meetings on the first
Wednesday of each month.
It is the wish of the Bald Creek
PTA that every parent or inter
ested-person in the district attend
4 H Members Show
Cattle At Enka
The annual Buncombe County
Jr. Dairy Show was held at Enka
on September 11th, with Yancey
County being well represented.
According to assistant County j
Agent, Roger Hyatt, Sandra Whit
son won Ist place in the Guernsey
Sr. Yearling Class and Viann
Duncan won a red ribbon in the
Guernsey two-year class. Sandra
placed 2nd and Viann 4th in fit
ting and showmanship of the
Tommy Ray won a blue ribbon
in. the Holstein Sr. Yearling Class
and also won 4th place in fitting
and showmanship of that breed.
Loretta Robinson won a blue
ribbon in the Jersey 2-year old
class and Ronnie Robinson won
Grand Champion of the Jersey
breed, and placed 3rd in fitting
and showmanship of the Jersey
Local Woman Wins
In National Contest
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Clapp of Bur
nsville, is SIOO. richer today for
having stopped by her local Ply
mouth dealer racehtly.
Mrs. £lapp was presented the
official prize money for being a
winner in the Plymouth Solid
Gold License Plate Jackpot.
The lucky recipient had deposit
ed her entry blank in the contest
box at Styles and Company in
The contest, sponsored by the
Plymouth division of Chrysler
Corporation, attracted more than
a million entries and offered a to.
tal of SIOO,OOO in prize money.
To compete, car owners had
only to visit any Plymouth dealer,
produce proof of car ownership,
register license numbers and com
plete the official entry blank.
Mrs. Clapp was one of 446 per
sons in the United States who
shared in the awards.
Mrs. W. A, Y. Sargent and H.
i A. Bailey left Monday for Bur
i lington, Vt., where they will visit
for several weeks. f
The new building constructed
by H. M. Rice and Sons of Wed
verville, has been approved by the
architects, Higgins and Ferebee
of Charlotte. Hayes and Lunds
ford of Asheville- had the con
tract for wiring the building, and
Mosier Plumbing and Heating
Company of Asheville had the
The Telephone Company’s new
location is a 35 by 50 ft. structure
of stacked Norman Brick, one
and one-half stories, with a large
plate glass front. The garage
which stood directly behind the
Western Auto Store has been re
moved and a sidewalk has been
built along the front of the loca
tion. A parking area is enclosed
at the back of the building. The
fence enclosing the area was in
stalled by Allison Fence Company
The building will provide office
space and an equipment room on
the first floor, and a basement
work room. According to Glen
Morris, supervisor of construc
tion, the cost of the building is"
Linn D. Garibaldi is president
of .the Western Carolina Telephone
Company, and Thomas H. Sawyer
is vice president and general
manage. Bill Smith is the local
maintainance manager for the
Vets Should Enter
Training Within .
A rejiresentattre of the -North
Carolina Veterans’ Commission,
Jack C. Winchester, will be with
the County Service Officer in the
Courthouse at Burnsville, on
Thursday, September 27, from 11
a. m. to 4:00 p. m., to assist veter
ans and their dependents.
Mr. Winchester stated that the
Veterans’ Administration regula
tions require veterans to enter
education or training courses
within three years following sep
aration from active duty. Many
veterans are losing their rights by
letting that delimiting date slip
up, thus barring them from these
Exceptions to that regulation
are those veterans who have a
Korean wartime service connected
disability or disabilities causing a
vocational handicap. Those per
sons have no certain commencing
date; however, they must complete
their training within nine years
from August 20, 1954, if separated
prior to that date, or nihe years
from late of separation if separat
ed after that date. There is a
final completion date for all
training under the Korean train
JOBS OPEN AT POST OFFICE
The U. S. Civil Service Commisv
sion, Atlanta, Georgia, announces
an open competitive examination
for career or temporary appoint
ment to the positions if substitu
te clerk, in the Burnsyiile North
Carolina Post Office.
Applications will be accepted
from persons who reside ; within
the delivery of the post* office
named or who are bona fide pa
trons of such office. Persons em
ployed in the post office] will be
considered bona fide patrons of
the office. Applications rinist be
received or post marked oh or be
fore October 10, 1956.
The beginning basic rate of
pay is $1.82 per hour. Applicants
must have reached their fighteen
th birthday on the closing date
for acceptance of applications.
This age limit does no apply to
persons entitled to veterans’ pre.
Necessary forms and ferther in
pormation may be obtained from
the Postmaster at the post office,
or from the Fifth U. S. Civil Ser
vice Regional Office, 6 Forsyth
Street, N. W„ Atlanta 3, Geirgia.