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PRESBYTERIANS CARRY THROUGH EFFECTUAL LORD’S
The young people of the Burns-1
ville Presbyterian Church, assisted
by several of the older people, this
year have raised tomatoes, beans,
pumpkins and corn on a plot of
--»■ ground lent to them by J. Nor
Presbyterian Lord's” Acre work
ers, pictured above, left to right,
are Dennis McCurry, Jack Gallo
way, David Peterson, E. L. Dill
ingham, Miss Linda Laufforun,
Mrs. Margaret 'Laughrun, Miss
Susan Shepard, Miss Susan Mcln
tosh, the Rev. Warren S. Reeve,
Tommy Dean Mclntosh and Miss
United Fund Drive To
Begin Here'October 22]
The Yancey United Fund an-'
nual drive will open October 22,
according to an announcement by
Chairman Don Burhoe. This will
be the second annual drive by the
Yancey ’ County organization to
raise funds for the several health,
welfare, and character building
agencies wftfchi, heretofore con-
drive.s in the
The budget committee of the
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REV. BERT STYLES
REVIVAL MEETING AT
Revival Services are to begin
Sunday night at the Newdale Pres
byterian Church, Newdale, N. C.,
with the Rev. Bert H. Styles of
Kingsport, Tennessee, as the guest
Minister. The Revival Series has
been dated to begin Sunday evening
October 7th, and it is to continue
from one to two weeks. The services
will begin each night at 7:30
Rev. Styles is at present the
pastor of the .Central Presbyterian
Church, of Kingsport, Tennessee.
Previous to the Kingsport Pastor
ate, he was the minister of the
Roan Mountain Presbyterian Group
of Churches in Carter Gouty, Tenn
essee. A native of Yancey County,
Rev. Styles is a gifted evangelist,
and is in the constant demand of
Presbyterian Churches in and out
of the state.
The public is cordially invited to
attend these services. Announced
by Rev. Hershey J. Longenecker,
pastor, Newdale Presbyterian
PTA SETS DATE FOR
The annual fc*TA Harvest Festi
val will take place at Burnsville
High School on Friday night,
November 2nd, , •
The Yancey record
I Susan Dillingham.
' Despite the long dry spell, good
yields were obtained and purchas
ers for the produce provided am
ple market for these . products.
Well over SIOO. in profits will aid
the young people greatly in finan
cing the bringing to Burnsville of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Horvath and
family, refugees from Europepwho
are assigned to the? church here.
The Presbyterian young people
wbuld like to Express their thanks .
to all who assisted in making this
work successful through their in
terest, their labor, ahd their pur
‘ United Fund expects to compelte!
the drawing-up of the budget and
' will announce the campaign goal I
1 early next week. It is anticipated!
1 that most of the same agencies
1 in last year’s drive, all of which
. benefit Yancey County citizens I
’ through their work, will be in
cluded this ycftr... Among
1 are the support of the County
blood program, polio shots for
> children, 4-H Club work, eye clin
■ ics for poor children, and .other
j equally worthwhile projects. •
f The drive will be under the dir
| ection of Campaign Chairman
Don Burhoe, and two co-chairmen,
the Rev. Hershey J. Longenecker
for the eastern part of the Coun
ty, and the Rev. Jim Hall for the
western part of the County. Miss
Hope Bailey is serving as publi
city chairman for the drive.
The budget committee, which re
mains the same as last year, lias
the following members: Dover
Fouts, chairman; the Rev. C. B.
Trammel, Dr. Melvin Webb, Mrs.
Arthelia Brooks, Yates Bailey and
'RED CROSS GIVEN 47 PINTS
OF BLOOD HERE MONDAY ,
The American Red Cross Blood
mobile visit to Yancey County last
Monday was set-up at the First
Baptist Church in Burnsville.
Seventy-three prospective blood
donors reported, with forty-nine
being accepted and twenty-four
rejected. Most of those rejected
were suffering with hemoglobulin
deficiency, a lack of sufficient
iron. This was the highest percen
tage of rejections during the blood
program in the county.
. Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, assist
ed by Mrs. Phillip J. Howell, vol
unteered professional services in
the examination of blood dor£>rS.
The women of the Bolens Creek
' Baptist Church, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Sol Harris, furnished
volunteer workers and refresh
ments. Those serving were Mrs.
Oil Lewis, Mrs. Lat Fox, Mrs.
John Banks, Mrs. Mollie Silver,
Mrs. Harold Harris, Mrs. Demp
sey Hopson, Mrs. W. M. Westall,
Mrs. Geraldine Styles, Mrs. Geo.
Murdpck, Mrs. Ben Riddle, Mrs.
Burnice Smith, Mrs. Betty Jean
Fox, Mrs. Nick Husky, Mrs. Er
nest Autrey, Mrs; 'Luther Banks
and Miss Laura Mae Hilliard.
Hi-School students Misses Lois
■ Harris, Phyllis Owens and Judy
: Lewis assisted nurses in the don
, or-room. Gerald Murdock, Gary
Murdock and Dennis McCurry as
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY’S
SUB. RATES ffi.QO TSAR.
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The Yancey Hospital reports
five births and twenty-one other
admissions during the past week.
- The births include a son, Har
old Gene, horn Sept 38, to Mr.
j and Mrs. Harold Ray of Rt. 1;
j a son, James, bom Sept; 28, to Mr.
► and Mrs. Gilmore Presnell of
Newdale; a son, Frank Brantley,
born Sept. 29, to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Burleson of Plumtree; a
son, not yet named, born Oct. 1,
to Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Gardner
Os Bakersville; and a daughter,
not yet pamed, born Oct. 1, to
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde B. Deytoh of
Other admissions were Roger
Buchanan of Burnsville! Pearl
Roland, Helen Ray and Harmie
Briggs of Rt. 1; Earl Carroll, Ar
thur Gillespie, Phyilis Bodford,
Fred Buchanan, Martha Bodford
and Mona Lee Robinson of Rt. 2;
Belle Robertson of Rt. 3; Madge
Edwards of.Rt. 4; Georgia Pres
nell of Newdale; Orlena Williams
of Pensacola; Louellen Deyton
and Charlie Laws of Green Mtn.;
Dorada Burleson of Rlumtree;
Joe L. Conley, Carrie Young,
Trula,. Gardner and Virginia Hus
kins, all of Bakersville.
Mrs. Helmle Talks
The Garden. Club met with Mrs.
Fred Proffitt Friday evening. In
the absence of the pesident, Mrs.
W. A. Y. Sargent, Mrs. W. L.
Bennett vice-president, presided
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over, the meeting.
I Reports were given and the club
voted to join a garden book of the
j month club. The books will be
read by the members and then don
t-ted to the county library.
| Mrs. D. R. Fouts introduced
Robert K. Helmie, who spoke on the
type* and use of .hollies in land
scaping. He illustrated the different
types American, English, Chinese
and Japanese, with cuttings from
his own shrubbery borders. Since
there were several variations of
each type, sixteen specimens were/
shown and commented on. Those I
present pronounced the discussion
one of the most interesting that I
the club had ever had presented to !
them and expressed their appre
ciation to Mr. Helmle for his talk.
There will be a Republican
Rally at the Courthouse on Oct
ober 12th at 7:80 p. m., acoording
to Dick Bailey, Yancey County
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sisted in setting up the equipment
. for the operation. The Rev. A. Z.
Jamerson furnished transporta
Two donors, James W. Ray and
Mrs. Evelyn Pats became mem
bers of the gallon club. This mak
es a total of 48 members of the
Donors were Mrs. Tillle Brooks,
I Lola Mace, Mrs. Catherine. Ang
lin, Carroll Angel, Mrs. OH Lewis.
. Ethel Boone, Mrs. Willie Dale
Burton, Leonard Ayers, Mrs. Vir
, ginia Boone, Arthur Hughes, Ter
ry Hall, Mrs. Sol Harris, Roy
Ray, Mrs. Avon Jamerson, W. O.
Briggs, Clarence Laws, Ernest
Whitson, Earl Hughes, Mrs. Clyde
Edwards, John Evans, Vance! Sil
ver, Mrs. Mary Lou Thomas, Her
man Bostain, W. A. Higgins,
, Flaude Dale and Ellis McCurry.
Also Bobby Joe Hensley, Mrs.
, Naomi King, James W. Ray, Mrs.
. Don Burhoe, Lawrence Higgins,
. Max Proffitt, Mrs. Evelyh Pate,
i Robt. Wicker, Phillip J. Howell,
• Ashton Ramsey, Elizabeth Anglin',
i L. V. Pollard, Harold Harris,
George Murdock, Mrs. Gladys
) Garland, Brooks Hensley, Irene
r Banks, Chos. Anglin, Vance Hen
■ sley, Mrs. Blanche Hunter, Burl
r nie Hunter, Mrs. Clara Byrd, and
• Clarence Byrd.
BUHHVV3&UB, N. 0* DAT, OCTOBER 4, MM
Letterman Attend *
L. G. Deytoh and Francis Lloyd
Lettermah are attending tbs
Southeastern Regional Conferen
ce of the American Public Wel
fare Association in Asheville. The
conference convened Wednesday
and will continue through Friday.
At least 1000 persons from the
ten states and Puerto Rico, which
comprise thte region, are attend
ing the conference. Leaders from
, every state in the southeast, as
well as outstanding national fig
ures, are among the speakers and
Governor Luther H. Hodges was
the principal speaker Wednesday
morning in the general session
which opened th£" regional meeting.
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Pvt. Joe Gillespie, who recently
finished reoeult. training at Par
ris Island Matine Base, S. C., is
spending a 10-day leave with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Gill
espie of Route 3, Burnsville. After
bis leave, Pvt. Gillespie will re*
turn to Par*!# Island for reas
ASC Mjplnbers To
Community *ASC Committeemen
and delegates to the county con
vention will be elected on October
23, by balloting at polling places
designated below between the
hours dt 8:00 a. m, ; and 6 p. m. If
farmers desire othsp names added
to the list of nominees as named
by their local board, they may do
so by a writterf petition signed by
10 eligible voters within their
. Below is a list of communities,
; polling places, and nominees nam
(ed by their local board:
East Burnsville Courthouse:
John ''Banks, Brady Fox, Thad
Ray, Joe Lewis, Robert Presnell,
Byrd Gillespie, Clyde Bailey, Luth.
er Ayers, Bchard Hunter, and
West Burnsville Ralph Ray’s
Store: George Wheeler, Charles!
Ray, Clarence Banks, Willie F,l
Anglin, Walter Edwards, Fate
McClelland, Doff Blankenship,
Ben Riddle, Clifford Hensley, and
Cane River Roy Buckner's
Store: Flay Hensley, Blake Ray,
Ray Edwards, James Fox, Quince
Hill;- Earl C. Wilson, Clydg Fer
guson, Ralph Metcalf, R. A. Rad
ford and Carmon Hensley.
Upper-- Egypt Max Higgins’
Store: Bob Higgins, , Isaac Ran
dolph, Carl Hilemon, Bernie Edw
ards, H. W. Higgins, Sam Wheel
er, Vance Hensley, Earl Robert
son, Estel Biggins and Gus Hig
~ Lower Egypt Arthur Edwar
ds’ Store: Amie Pate, Max Wil
son, B. B. Hensley, Carl Wilson,
Fred Hensley, Jr., Harold Hensley,
Tilden Fender, Floyd" Edwards,
H. B. Hensley and Neely Ledford.
Ramseytown Regular Voting
Place: Conway Higgins, Charlie
Miller, Brown Williams, Echard
Murphy, Vern Miller, Wayne
McKinney, Mosby Higgins, Finley
Johnson and Nlram Phillips.
Green Mountain Howell’s
Store: Harley Bennett, Carl Mc-
Kinney, Ernest Canipe, Euranes
Hughes, Lloyd Hileman, Charles
Deyton, Enzy Letterman, Calvin
Robinson, Ivan Renfro and Noah
Upper Jacks Creek Edd Hip
kiris’ Store: John Evans, A. P.
Honeycutt, Oscar Ayers, C. L.
Byrd, Jr., Cecil Anglin! Ray EngV
lish, Carl Evans, Leroy Silvers,
Jim Silvers and Nelson Woody.
Lower Jacks Creek Peterson’s/
Store: Genj Thomas, Willie J.
Ray, Johnie Fox, Landon Briggs,
Ike Petersop, Frank Evans, Jule
Tipton, Smith Johnson, Sid Laws,
(Continued on fac£ page)
To Be Celebrated
At Church Here
' Holy Communion will be cele
brated at the 11 O’clock service la
the First Presbyterian Church on
Sunday, October 7th. For a number
of years the first Sunday In Oct
ober has been designated as World
wide Communion Sunday, when
churches of various denominations
in many countries of the world, en
gage in a conscious spiritual fellow
ship at the Lord’s Table. The ser
mon which the minister, the Rev.
Warren S. Reeve, will preach will
be entitled, “Oneness with all that
in every place, call upon the Name
of our Lord Jesus Christ” - words
taken from the second verse
of the first chapter of First Cor
In preparation for this commun
ion service, Mr. Reeve is conduct
ing a series of “Home” Meetings.
On Sunday night, Mrs. Ralph Lau
ghrun was the hostess; on Monday
night; the meeting was in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. An
glin. Tuesday evening, the people
gathered in the, home pf Mr. and
'Mrs. Claude Peterson, and last
night (Wednesday) they met at Mr
and Mrs. J. Clifford Hunter’s On
Lower Jacks Creek.
Tonight's meeting will be in the
home of Mr. and Mrs. *E. L.
Dillingham, and tomorrow night’s
(Friday’s) in the home of Mrs.
Lena Tilson. The final meeting of
the series will be on Saturday
evening at 7:80 in the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Harlon 'oleombe.
The monthly men’s breakfast
will be on Sunday morning at
The following information was
contributed by farmers to the
County commissioners through
their Farm Census Supervisors
and township Listers during Jan
uary. The several township re
ports were summarized and the
County totals adjusted for incom
pleteness. However, this data
should not be considered aS offi
cial estimates since they make no
allowance for undetect&ble errors
in reports for individual tracts.
The results of the census made
in January of this year for Yan
cey County shows 123,972 acres of
[land in farms, of which 19,689
acres were used in 1955 to harvest
crops, this was slightly more than
the cultivated acreage for 1954.
53% of the total farm land in the
county is In woods, waste, home
sites, and non-farm, 27% in pastur
es, 16% cultivated and 4% idle
cropland and land used for soil
The hay crop with an increase
in acreage accounted for 53% of
the total crops harvested, and
while corn and tobacco showed a
slight decrease from the previous
crop year they accounted for 25
and 6 percent respectively of the
total. Small grains, market vege
tables, orchards, vineyards, and
home gardens were the other
crops grown and accounted for
16%. The milk and beef cows re
ported were fewer in numbers
than a year ago. Farmers listed
1,031 bee gums and 28 farm ponds
in the county.
FIRE RECORD HIGHER IN
1956, FIRE CHIEF SAYS
The 1966 fire record, higher
than 1964’s in almost every way,
emphasizes the need for. full
scale observance of Fire Proven- 1
tlon Week, (October 7-13), .Chiet
Bob Hilliard of the Burnsville
Fire Department stated here to
Referring to figures compiled
by the National Board of Fire
Underwriters, Chief Hilliard point
ed out that in 1966 fire took an
f estimated 11,000 lives and destroy
ed property worth $886,216,000
1.6 per cent over the 1954 proper
An analysis of urbaa fires
shows an increase of alrndat every
type of fire. Residential fires, for
example, totalled 291,384 almost
2,000 over 1964. Inctoaadfe were
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Mrs Ralph Proffitt
->Will Ttfur The World
Mrs. Ralph Proffitt, the new
president of the State Federation
of Home Demonstration Clubs, has
‘ been selected as a representative
1 to the World Conference of the
.Associated Country Women of the
World, to be held at Colombo,
Ceylon, the country of “Eternal
Mrs. Proffitt will leave for New
York City on Nov. 1, where she will
( spend a week as the guest of Dr:
and Mrs. Frank Graham. She wHI
tour the United Nations while
there, and arrangements have been
made for a meeting with Mrs.
Eleanor Roosevelt. I
From New York, Mrs. Proffitt
will fly to Paris. She will go from
there to Rome, then to Athens;
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Church Here Is Host
To Regional Meeting
The First Baptist Church of
Burnsville was host yesterday to
the annual Woman’s Missionary
Uunlon regional meeting.. The re
gion la composed of Transylvania,
Blue Ridge, Buncombe, Mitchell,
Yancey, Haywood and New Found
' Leaders who appeared on the
program were Miss Mildred Mat
thews, who is a missionary to
Cuba; Miss Miriam Robinson,
executive secretary of the North- 1
Carolina WMU; and Miss Janet
Wilson, Youth Director of the
North Carolina WMU. -
Mrs. J. R. Morgan of Waynes
vllte, is the regional superintend
ent, and Mrs. A. Z. Jamerson is
superintendent of the Yancey As
Barbara June Fox, Gail Edwards
and Hope Wilson were presented
vings as a symbol of flying up from
Brownie Scouts to intermediate
Girl Scouts, at a Fly-Up party
given by the leaders and parents of
the Brownie Trbop and Girl Scout
Troop at the Community Building
Refreshment# were served and
games were played during the
Mrs. Rush T. Wray is director of
the Brownie Troop with Mrs.
Arney Fox as assistant director.
Mrs. Brooke Boone and* Mrs. P, C.
CoUeta are co-directors of the Girl
Bill Price received his Army
discharge yesterday after serving
two years as a Specialist . 3rd
Class with the Bth Army, one
year of which was spent in Kor
ea. Price, who just recently re
turned from Korea, received his
discharge at Ft. Jackson, Colum
bia, S. C., and arrived in Burns
ville yesterday to join his wife
and 1 , daughter. He plans to return
to his job as an efficiency expert
with Henderson, Lindsay and
Michaels, Inc., of Greenville, S. C.
noted in ail other types of build
ing fires: mercantile, manufac
turing, non-residential assembly,
storage and miscellaneous. The
grand total 409,044 building fir
es is greater by nearly 10,000
than the previous year’s figure.
The only decrease, and it was a
sizeable one, was in the number
of grass and brush fires: 248,000 —
more than 86,000 fewer than in
1964. - -
Home' fires continue to be the
most common type of building fire.
In 1956 they represented 36 per
cent of all fires—a slightly great
er percentage than the year be
fore. Chief Hilliard urges every
householder in the community,
therefore, to increase *his efforts
to locate and eliminate fire haz
k zards in his home.
Beirut; Jerusalem; Karchi, the
capitol of Pakistan; then to Delhi
where she will see the Taj Mahal;
Bombay, India; and then on to
The women of North Carolina, all
members of the organization of
which Mrs. Proffitt is president,
have contributed SI3OO, to the
UNESCO. This money will be used
1 to equip a training center In a
■ village in Ceylon.
1 Mrs. Proffitt will visit this vii
■ lage in order to see for herself ex
actly what has been done with the
unds and to what extent the native
J women are progressing in their
knowledge of American equipment
r..id its uses.
While in Ceylon, a party will be
MRS, RALPH PROFFITT
given by the Prime Minister in
honor of all the representatives.
A banquet is also scheduled for
gathering information on kitchens,
collecting unusual recipe* (which
she plans to do in each city she
visits), and checking on W&CB
there and around the world.
Mrs. Proffitt will return byway
of Singapore, Bangkok, Hong-Kong,
Manila, Tokyo, Honolulu, and final
ly San Francisco, where her hus
band plans to meet her for the
cross-country trip back home.
Mrs. Proffitt has been active in
Home Demonstration Club work
fpr about ten years, first in Yancey
County and then in the State. She
is probably the youngest woman
ever to become State preaident of
this tremendous organization, and
she has the distinction of being a
city girl who made good in the big
“country". Mrs. Proffitt loves the
work she is doing and is tireless
in her efforts to make an even
greater organization of a already
Yancey County is very proud of
the achievements of Mrs. Proffitt,
and we sincerely wish her « “bon
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“GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE"
IS CTVIL WAR SPY THRILLER
At Yancey Theatre Sun.’ & Mon.
Walt Disney’s “The Grtiitt Loco
motive Chase,” produced™ loca
tion in Franklin, N. C.«d Clay
ton, Ga„ with Fess Parker and
Jeffrey Hunter in the top star
ring roles, is basically a spy thril.
Jer dramatized from a Civil War
episode that might have changed
history had it succeeded. It devel
oped as a result of a daring sche
me blue-printed by a Union raid
ing party to cut the Confederacy
in two by crippling the vital rail
road artery between the big sup
ply base at Atlanta and the cen
tral front at Chattanooga.
This high-speed tale of espio
nage, pictured authentically in
“The Great Locomotive Chaae,” is J
known as the famous Andrew*
Raid of 1862, It Involved two loco
motives, the “General", stolen by
James J. Andrews, and the “Tex
as,” grabbed by Confederate train
conductor William A. Fuller to
frustrate the plot. In the Disney j|
production, Andrews is portrayed |
by Fes* Parker and Fuller is char
| acterized by Jeffrey Hunter.