Prisoner Escapes In
Cattail Section Tuesday
William L. Winkler, 21, of Con
nelly Springs in Burke County, es
caped from a Yancey County
Prison Camp road gang about 4
p. m. Tuesday in the Cattail com
Prison officials stated that a
school bus stopped on the narrow
road in the Cattail section where
the road gang was 'working,
screening the gang from the
guard, Ernest Silvers. The bus had
stopped because of a prison truck
which was parked ahead while
being loaded with dirt.
When Winkler ran into the
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Chest X-rays Being
Made At Health
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Chest X-ray films are now being
made in the Health Center in
Burnsville. This work y|4ll be done
during the regular office clinics,
from 1 to 5 p. m. on Mondays, by
Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae. Films
will be sent to the Western No,rth
Carolina Sanatorium, Black Moun
tain, to be read. To cover the cost
of films and chemicals and to de
fray other expenses a charge of
$2 will be made for adults, and
$1 for children. It will be the pol
icy of the District Health Depart
ment to X-ray only known con-"
tacts or cases of tuberculosis, or
persons who bring a written re-'
ferral from their family doetog.
The monthly orthopedic clinic r
for this district will be held in
the Spruce Pine Health Office,
Wednesday, October IT*
]Y$ «i*m*l*w . Iniutuu) V ■
Samuel Murphy, 68, of Rt. 2,
Burnsville, was seriously. Injured
ip an .accident at the Banks and
Patton Lumber Mill on Sept. 24.
It was reported that Murphy
was struck by a bull-dozer while
at work at the mill. He suffered
fractures of the legs and hip, and
is being treated at St. Joseph's
Hospital in Asheville.
Murphy’s son, AM2 Willie E.
Murphy of the U. S. Navy, has
been called home from his ship
on emergency leave to be with
his father until his condition im
UNITED FUND BUDGET SET AT !
$9,200,110 BY DIRECTORS |
Directors of the Yancey United
Appeal fund campaign, after a
meeting of the executive committee |
last Monday evening, have annou-j
need a budget goal of $9,200 for the.'
second annual fund raising cam
paign. The drive is scheduled to
start October 22.
Funds for health, welfare and
character building agencies are in
cluded, all of w r hich serve to bene- i
fit Yancey County and its citizens.
The new budget goal is $2,100 less
than last year's goa) for the fifst
fund raising campaign of the Ygn?
cey United Fund. According to
Dover R. Fouls, chairman of the
budget committee, this reduction
was made to reflect present ecc
"'nemlc conditions in the County and
due to the fact that only about 80
per cent of the goal was raised in
last year’s drive. The new budget
goal closely approximates the
amount actually faised last year.
Despite the reduction in this
year’s budget, Mn Fouts pointed
out that even greater amounts have
been inclined for the support of
activities which will directly bene
fit Yancey County, particularly the
youth of the County.
The amount included for 4-H
Club activities ha*: been substant
ially increased, a i well as the
amounts for Girl Scouts and Boy
Scputs. A new item of S4OO has been
.included to support a rt»rgl com
munity development program.
item was suggested by the County
Agent's office, and the members
of the budget committee believe
that it holds great promise for the
The Yancey Record
woods, prison officials reportedj
that Silvers fired one shot, but)
tailed to stop the prisoner.
Camp Superintendant Ralph <
England and other men from the
Yancey Prison Camp, as well as
men from four other camps in
the district, were still searching
for Winkler last night with blood
The camp records show Winkler ,
had been sent to the Yancey camp
slightly more than a week ago to
serve a 22-month sentence for
breaking and entering. He was
sentenced from Burke County,
and began serving, his sentence
last Aug. 28, at Central Prison in
' A private Piper Cub, single
engine plane made an emergency
landing last Saturday afternoon
on a grassy knoll on the Zeb
Young farm, about two miles east
of Burnsville on U. S. 19. (
The pilot, Tommy Mullins, of j
Richland, Va., was uninjured and ]
the plane .was not damaged. Mul- ,
" lins said he left Richland Satur- ]
day morning in the Richland Fly- ,
' ing Service plane on & flight to .
the Tri-City Airport at Kings- j
| port, Tenn., but was unable to ,
locate the airport due to the ]
heavy overcast. -\ ]
Mullins ShM he made the land
itfng low. He said he looked the
field over carefully before making I j
the landing. I
The Richland Flying Service
sent more gas after Mullins j
phoned Saturday afternoon, and ' (
he was able to take off for Tri-
City Airport about 3 p. m. Sunday.
He planned to refuel there before
1 returning to Richland.
Mullins’ flying instructor a t
j Richland informed him that a
search party had been made up
1 before j Mullins informed them of
his whereabouts Saturday after
noon. Mullins holds a private pil- I
ot’s license with over 35 hours i
flying time. , - I
benefit of the County. '
In considering amounts for the
various agencies for which funds .
will be raised, the budget committee ]
conducted hearings, at which re- |
presentatives of organizations
appeared and answered questions. ,
Written. applications for inclusion (
in the United* Fund budget were ,
also carefully reviewed. <
The final budget, as recommend- ,
ed by the budget committee, was
unanimously adopted by the ex
ecutive committee of the United
Eund at Monday night's meeting.
Members of the budget committee
are Dover R. Fouts, chairman,
Mrs. Arle Brooks, Yates Bailey,
the Rev. C. B. Trammel, Bruce
Westall, Dr. Melvin Webb and R. K.
The budget, as adopted, includes
Farm Youth Activities, including,
4-H Clubs) - S7OO. Rural Community
Development Program - S4OO. Eye
Clinics For Children and The
Blind • S3OO. Boy Scouts - S6OO.
Girl Scouts - $986. Aid _J\)r Adop
tion Os Homeless Children - $230.
Care And Protection Os Unmarried
Mother And Child - SBO. United
Service Organizations - $256. Af
filiation With Carolinas United
Program - $lB2. American Red!
Cross, (including County blood pro-: I
gram) - ts2,7Qg. For. Combating
Dread Bolio • $1,20Q;
< bral Palsey * SIOO- Small Items,
i Cancer - $500; Heart - $300; Cere
i Contingencies and Expenses $717.
i Total $0,200.
“DEDICATED TO THE ffcOGRESS OF YANCfiY COUNTY”
SUB ItATSS f2ii)o TEAR, yll&AlliiVMitE, N. G,, I'IIURV DAT, OCTOBER 11, DH
John Gay Young
Dies While Hunting
John Oay Young, 38, of Burns
ville, was fovind dead Monday
about 3:30 p. m. near Phipps Knob
fire tower. •
Willard Hensley, Yancey Coun
ty coroner, attributed death to a
heart attack and said no inquest
would be held. '
Young had been squirrel hunt
ing with two companions.
Surviving are the widow; two
sons, of the home; four brothers,
James of Detroit, Hich., and Bob,
Claude and Clifford of Sylva; and
a sister, Mrs. Earl Conley of
Funeral arrangements are in
complete at this time.
MYF Elects Officers^
The MYF leaders from New-J
dale, Higgins Memorial, and feald f
Creek Methodist Churches met I
Monday night in Burnsville for
their sub-district meeting, under
the guidance of the Rev. Worth
Royals, the Rev. Jim Hall and
the Rev. Bates.
These meetings are held on the
third Monday of each month for,
the purpose of planning future
Methodist Youth activities.
Officers elected were president,
Gene Higgins of Burnsville; vica
president and publicity chairman, |
Danah Burton of Bald Creek;j
secretary, Rebecca Proffitt of'
Bald Creek; and recreation chair
man, Benny Ray of Newdale.
Members of this group ore
fourteen years old and above. The
next meeting is to be held on'
November 19, at 7:30 p, m. at the
Bald Creek Methodist Church.
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Two ads on the inride concern
ing the showing of the 1957 Chev
rolet at Roberts Chevrolet, Inc.,
gives the date as October 17, which
is in error. The correct date is
A large Yancey County delega
tion attended the 11th Congress
ional District Democratic Rally
in Spindale on Wednesday night
of last week. The main speaker of
the evening was Edwin Gill, N. C.
Treasurer, who 'spoke to the group .
of approximately 1500 people, the
largest * attendance on record in
the district, according to Sen.
Other speakers were Woodrow
Jones, retiring Congressman; and
Basil L. Whitener, the next Con
gressman from the 11th District.
Sen. Kerr Scott, Sen. Sam Er
win, Frank Craine, Commissioner
of Labor; L. Y. Balentine, Com
missioner of Agriculture; and
Charles Gold, Commissioner of In
surance, al.o spoke briefly,
John Larkin, State chairman of
the Democrats Committee, acted
as master of ceremonies for the
The Yancey delegation included
Woodrow Anglin, chairman of
the Yancey County Democratic
executive committee; Rep. and
Mrs. Mark Bennett; Harlon Hol
combe, tfte next Representative
from Yaheey; Paul Buck, Whit
ener’s campaign chairman In the
recent primary; Mrs. W. H. Pet
erson, vice chairman of the exe
cutive committee; James Fox,
Jack Maney, W. H. Peterson, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Peterson, Mrs.
D. M. Buck, Miss Alma Buck,
R. A. Radford, Mrs. Charles Hut
chins, William T. Jobe, Luther
Robinson, Lloyd Miller, Carl Wil
son, Tilman Fender and BUI
A barbecue supper was served,
sponsored by (he Rutherford
County Young Democratic Club,
with entertainment provided dur
ing the evening by local talent.
Those present were provided
with plugs of tobacco by Sen. Scott
tipper Jacks Creek
The re-opesSng of the Jacks
Cteek Presbyterian Church took
place last Sunday, Oct. 7, with
. seventy-five present, including vis
itors from the Green Mountain
The 11 a. m, church service was
conducted by . Mr. Forbes, lay
minister from Mountain City. A
dinner was served following the
Dr. Yelton of Johnson City of
ficially opened the church at 2
o’clock Sunday afternoon, after
receiving the jjlst of charter mem
The following Elders were elect
ed by the congregation. Ben Wil
son, Sam Silver, Calvin Evans
I and Cecil Anglin. They were or
dained by visiting Elders, Claren-
Ice Bailey, Charles Young, Mr.
I Penland,. lay-rofoister from Paint
!' Gap; Dr. Yelton and Mr. Forbes.
The Board df Trustees for the
church were hKmed, listing Oscar
Ayers, William Jobe and Clyde
The Sunday School will be or
ganized next Sunday, and Mr.
Forbes will Again conduct the
morning worship service on the
l fir»t Sunday in November.
| The Jacks Creek Presbyterian
i Church membhtt would like to
express their js»cere appreciation
for the help and cooperation given
them by the members of the
Green Mountain Presbyterian
Bald Creek Church
To Sponsor Barbecue
A southern |barbecue supper
and UzarUs bcipg sponsored by
the Bald dmefrifothohlst ghurch
til 8 p. m. The supper will be ser
ved' on the church, grounds If
weather permits. » -
This is the first time a real
southern barbecue has been ser
ved in Yancey County, and it is
hoped that it will be an attrac
tion. The ladies of the church will
serve home-cooked pit barbecue at
the price of $1.50 a plate.
The Burnsville Colored Quartet
will furnish music for the event.
Eight ladies of the Burnsville
Presbyterian Church were in at
tendance at the fall district meet
ing of the Holston Presbyterial
Women’s Association, held in the
church at Walnut on Tuesday of
last week. Mrs. Lacy Johnson, Mrs.
Ralph Laugh r un, Mrs. Charles E.
Laurents, Mrs. O. K. Masters, Mrs.
George Robinson, Mrs. C; A.
Russell, Mrs. Olin Shepard, and
Mrs. Joe Young constituted the
Burnsville delegation. Mrs. Ralph
Laughrun presented one of the
The Presbyterian Men’s Group
enjoyed their monthly breakfast
together on Sunday morning with
a larger attendance than usual.
“The Christian Spirit—Or, The
Spirit that is In a Christian —What
IS IT?” will be the,subject of next
Sunday’s sermon by the ‘ Rev.
Warren S. Reeve,'pastor.
The Yancey Hospital reports two
births and fifteen oher admissions
during the past week.
The births include a son, not
yet named, born Oct. 6, to Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Waldrop of Burns
ville; and a daughter, not yet
named, born Oct. 8, to Mr. and
Mrs. Morris Webb of Bakersville,
Other admissions include Ruby
Shepherd of Rt. 1; OUJe Styles, I
Nola Beaver, William Wilson and
Wilson of Rt. 2; Hugh Plate
qf Rt. 8; Earmel Wheeler of Rt. 4;
Jean ..Styles of Burnsville; Ray
Blankenship and Barbara Styles of
Penascola; Frances Dale and ’J."
D. Biggs of Green Mtn.; Ruth
Grindataff of Bandana; Josie
Stevene and Janell Webb of Bak
Webb Returns To
Norfolk After Cruise
i ‘Norfolk, Va. (FHTNC)—Wayn*
; L. Webb, seaman, USN, son of
i Mr. and Mrs. John W. Webb of
Celo, N. C., is serving aboard the
battleship USS lowa which return
ed to Norfolk, Va., September 21
after a 10-day training cruise for
300 Naval Reserve officers.
Beside furnishing at-sea train
ing for the reserve officers the
vessel visited Halifax, Nova Scotia
for three days during the opera
The lowa, .one of three battle
ships on active duty with the U.
S. fleet,, spent much of the sum
mer on a training cruise for Naval
-Academy Midshipmen that took
her to Copenhagen, Denmark and
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Miss Ramsey Returns
For Work Rere
Miss June Ramsey, who recent
ly completed a .three month’s
training course for Anesthetists
at Cooke County Hospital, Chica
-1 gp, returned to Burnsville on
Sept. 30, where she has been em
ployed as the Yancey Hospital
Anesthetist since her return.
Miss Ramsey received her nur
ses training at Davis Hospital in
Statesville, where she graduated
ip September, 1953. She was em
ployed as a registered nurse at
the Yancey Hospital for two and
one-half years prior to her Anes
thetist training in Chicago.
Miss Ramsey is the daughter of
Mrs. Robert W. Ramsey, of
Burnsville. - »; '
arid delegates to the county con
vention will be elected on October,
23, 1956, by balloting at polling
places designated below between
thp hours of 8:00 A. M. and 6:00
Below is a list of communities,
polling places and nominees named
by their local boards.
East Burnsville— Courthouse:
John Banks, Brady Fox, Thad Ray,
Joe Lewis, Robert Pressnell, Byrd
Gillespie, Clyde Bailey, Luther
Ayers, Echard Hunter and Morris
Styles. ’ '*
West Burnsville—Ralph Ray’s
Store:-. George Wheeler, Charles'
Ray, Clarence Banks, Willie P.
Anglin, Walter Edwards, Fate
McClelland, Doff Blankenship,
Ben Riddle, Clifford Hensley and
Cane River—R oy Buckner's
Store: Flay Hensley, Blake Ray,
Ray Edwards, James Fox, Quinee
Hill, Earl C. Wilson, Clyde Fergu
son, Ralph Metcalf, R. A. Radford
and Carmon Hensley.
" Upper Egypt—Max Higgins
Store: Bob Higgins, Issac Randolph,
Carl Hilemon, Bernie Edwards,
H. W. Higgins, Sam Wheeler, Vance
Hensley, Earl Robertson Estel
Higgins and Gus Higgins.
Lower Egypt—Arthur Edwards’
Store: Arnie Pat<l, Max
Arnold Watts, Carl Wilson, Fred
Hensley, Jr., Harold Hensley,
Tllden Fender, Floyd Edwards,
H. B. Hensley and Nelly Ledford.
Place: ConWay Higgins, Charlie
Miller, Brown - Williams, Echard
Murphey, Vern Miller, Wane
McKinney, Mbsby Higgins, Finley
Johnson and Niram Phillips.
Green Mountain—Howell’s Store:
Harley Bennett, Carl McKinney,
Ernest Canlpe, Euranes Hughes,
Lloyd HUeman, Charles Deyton,
Enzy Letterman, Calvin Robinson,
Ivan Renfro and-Noah Hughes,
| Upper Jacks Cceek—JCdd Hlpkins
Store: John Evans, A- F. Honeycutt,
Oscar Ayers, C. L. Byrd, Bar Cecil
Angiin, Ray English, CarisJJvans,
i Leroy Silvers, Jim » Silver*. ■ and
■ Nelson Woody. -• <
Dower Jacks Creek- Peterson’s
, Store: Gene Thomas, Willie J. RUy,
. Johnie Fox, Landon Briggs, Ike
. P. .erson, Frank Evans, Jule Tipton,
| (Continued on back pace)
: Contracts Closed On Coo
; struction Os New Schools
Contracts for the two new high
L school 1 aildinga foi. Yancey County
. have been awarded, according to
•information received from the
office of the Superintendent of
• Schools, and work on the structures
’ should begin soon.
Cost of the buildings will not be
the same due to the difference in
grading of the sites. The West Yan
' cey School will cost approximately
• $1430.00 more than'the Other for
that reason. ' s~
1 The general contract for the eon
‘ struction of East Yancey High
1 School was awardedjo Clarence M.
Morrison who entered a bid of
Home Electric Company.will do
the electrical work on both build
ings, with a cost of $27,097.50 for
each. Statesville Plumbing & Heat
ing Company was. awarded .the
contrcts of both plumbing and
| heating for both buildings. The
plumbing cost of each building will
| be $16,824.00, and the Heating cost
I Plant Food Cost
May Be Reduced,
A little arithmetic may help to .
reduce your fertilizer costs, accord
ing to E. L. Dillingham, County
Agent of Yancey County.
Pointing out that fertilizer costs
are higher, ,heed be on
a large number of farms, Dilling
ham recommends that after. ygu
have determined by means of a
soil test what plant nutrients you
to the-anaiysls, as well as the price,
of the fertilizer you buy.
“Fertilizers differ in the kind
i and amount of plant nutrients they
- pontain”, Dillingham explained,
“and the important point to re
member is that the first number of
a fertilize.' grade is the percent of
I available nitrogen, the second is
the percent of available phosphate,
and the third is the percent of
“To get the best buy, you have to
determine which fertilizers of the
same ratio will give you the most
of these plant nutrients per dollar.
To do this; you simply add the
nutrients in a grade and divide
this figure into the price per 100
pounds of fertilizer. For example,
I the grades 5-10-10 and 10-20-20 both
have a'ratio of 1-2-2, and total plant
nutrients of 25 and 50 respectively.
Dividing these figures into the re
spective prices for these grades will
quickly show which is the best buy.
Comparisons can also be figured
on a ton basis.”
Dillingham said comparative
handling and application costs
should also be considered. Less (
handling and storage are required
for the more concentrated fer
Stressing the importance of soil
tests as a means of getting the .
most for your fertilizer dollar, he!
explainel that sometimes these may
indicate the need for more lime and
fertilizer than a farmer has been
using. However, he explained,
following the soil-test recommenda
tions in such cases will increase
yields so that there will be con
siderable increase in net returns on
the fertilizer investment.
» HUSBAND HEKI^
Mrs. Bruce Fox, who is the
former Miss Helene Elizabeth Klein
of Gruenatodt, Germany, arrived In
1 Burnsville last week to join her
’ Jiusband, A lc Bruce Fox, Airman
and Mrs. Fox are visiting his par
-1 ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fox.
’ They will leave this week for March
1 Air Force Base in California, where
J Airman Fox. will be stationed.
Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, district
8 health officer, and Jake F. Buck
’ ner, district sanitarian, attended
e the annual meeting of the Western
l > North Carolina Public Health As
) l sedation In Hickory, Oct. 5.
will be $33,250.00, each building.
Fees for the architects, Six Asso
ciates. inc„ will be $12,176.35 Ybr -
General contract for the West
Yancey High School, was given
A. A. Ramsey & Son on a bid 6t
Total cost of the West side
school was given as $344,347.84,
while cost of the other was given
as $342,917.85. T
The figures mentioned above in
the contract costs do pot include
the installation of water or septic ™
tanks. Money for these items is
available, as well as for additional
sciencq, equipment that will be pur?
phased, it was said. m
The buildings are to be identical,
according to the Board of Edu
cation. Each will contain one lib
i ary with work rooms, three home
economic rooms, two science rooms,
two business education rooms, and
ten other rooms for class work.
There will also be a music
room, health clinic room, two
teachers’ rooms, shower rooms,
athletic director’s office, two
administrative offices, four pupil
toilets, gymtorium, dressing rooms
and a large lunchroom-
Each of the high schools will
have an agricultural department.
Classroom instruction will be given
in Sdch of the schools; however,
the present shop building at Burns
ville High School will be utilized
until the county can construct' a
shop at each school.
According to the Supertindent’s
Office, Yancey County had some
bond money ieft from the 1949 fund, > .
and was dMrfr*m .the - ■
Literary Fund. Because of this and J
the way the architect’s fees had to
be figured for the two buildings,
it was necessary for* the State
Board of Education to juggle the
figures in allocating the money for
the two schools in order to meet
the technicality of the laws.
The East Yancey school calls for
more county bond money and less
state bond money, while the West
Yancey schools calls for more
state bond .money and less county
bond money. However, when the
buildings are completed the cost
of each will be about equal.
The contractors have been in
Burnsville ordering materuils and
making plans for starting con
construction on the two buildings,
and it is planned for work to begin
on or before October 15.
Plans call for the completion of
the two buildings by September
1967, provided materials are not de
layed and weather conditions do
not hamper the construction work.
Farmers Home Administration
committee members from Avery,
i Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell and
• Yancey counties held their annual
j training meeting in Burnsville,
Tuesday, October 9, in the Assem
bly Room of the new City Hall.
Paul Laughrun, area supervisor,
conducted the meeting.
Highlights- of the meeting cen
tered around new phases of the
Farmers Home Administration
program made possible by legis
lation enacted by Congress during
the last session. Real estate loans
to part-time farmers and refinan
cing regulations were of iceen In
terest to all committee members.
Restoration of Farm Housing
loans for farm dwellings and oth
er farm buildings will enable far
’ mers and part-time operators to
> construct new dwellings and es*
■ sential farm buildings where need*
• ed. This loan carries ap Interest
' rate of four per cent and may be
» repaid over a period of years,
ranging tigT to thirty-t hjree years.
Farm Ownership loan* may now
t be made as Jess than family-type
- farms under certain conditions.
i| Committee member, for Yancey
County are Fred E. Bryan, Chap-