VOLUME TWENTY-ONE Library Will Have Filins Available Soon 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 rary Board. Each month 6 different ' films will be on hand in the tri-county area, and may be borrowed with- Students Return To College Many Yancey County students have returned to college or have entered college for their first years work. 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- Salem. 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 College, Raleigh, 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, Raleigh. 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, Milligan, Tenn. Evelyn Watson Riddle to Grace Hospital School of Nursing, Mor gan ton. Mrs. Kenneth Hubbard to Berea (College School of Nursing, Berea, Ky. ) Local People Win Premiums At Buncombe Fair 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 ancP-citffions. 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 partment also. 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. , *__ , . . . ' ifc}' U j .* . ■ . W 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. i 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 any time. 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. Burnsville Lunch Room Remodeled 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 meeting. 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 grades. 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 A. rating. 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 a mat. 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- - ■ • — i ■■ - --- ... - - ■ — : ■ -y - SUB. RATES $2.00 YEAR. Clearmont PTA Holds First Meeting Os Year 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 school. 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 Study Abroad 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 of Edinburgh. 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 the meeting. 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 utes. A brief business session was held following the program. I _______ w ! 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 ties. j, \ ■ r -- T i ■— - ■ ■■ iwjfci -• ' - - -- —* i . - -- BURNSVILLE, If. C, TIIUBS DAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1956 - t,|ag ii'ri rwii T*TfrnM r 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 four years. 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 soil?. 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 year’s crops. Bloodmobile To 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 years. 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. Severs Accepts Position In Va. Mr. Robert R. Severs of Bald Creek, has accepted a position in the History Department of Vir . ginia Interment College, Bristol, Virginia. 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. Hospital Report ' - - v y. ; a ' , -r>\- j 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 For Fair 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 event.” 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 This Week 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. HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEW* . - .ii.'.. ... 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 - - - i - . ■ .. _ r New Telephone Building Is Completed 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 Bald Creek i Organizes PTA ■>. b The parents and teachers ofthe Bald Creek High School met on September, 6, for the purpose of organizing a Parent-Teacher As sociation. ■ 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 and community. 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 Bailey, treasurer. 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 each meeting. 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 Guernsey breed. 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 breel. 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 Burnsville. 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. f ~ 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 NUMBER FOUR near future. 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 plumbing contract. 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 of - 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" approximately $40,000. 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 Company. Vets Should Enter Training Within . Three Years A. , 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 rights. 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 ing program. 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. ference. '' 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. ii.