U F Workers Begin Cam
paign In County Monday
' The second annual drive of the|
Yancey United Fund begins next'
Monday to raise a budget goal of
$9,200 for an even dozen health, J
welfare and character building
agencies whoSe activities benefit
Yancey County and its citizens, j
Yancey residents during the
campaign may expect to see and
hear much of the campaign slo
gans “drive once for All” and
“Everybody Gives Everybody
Benefits". These slogans condense
in a few words the objectives of
the United Fund Drive.
The campaign this year is un
der the direction of Don Burhoe,
campaign chairman, assisted by
co-chairman Hershey Longenecker
of MicaVtfie, who will direct the
drive ir. the eastern part of the
county, and co-chairman James
Hall of Bald Creek, who will han
dle the drive in the western end
of the County.
An able group of workers has
enlisted to carry out the raising
of the funds. For the central por
tion of the county, Chairman Bur
hoe announces the following vol
unteers, together with the fields
they will cover:
Teachers Edgar Hunter, Jr.;
Merchants Kenneth Robertson,
Vint Westall, Paul Biggerstaff, J.
N. Barnettf Manufacturing Indus
try Bill Banks, Pete Coletta,
Max Penland, Bob Rhinehart,
Scheduled For Nov. 2
The annual Harvest Festival at
Burnsville School will be held on
Friday night, NoV. 2, at the
A Harvest King and Queen will
be selected for the elementary
grades and the high school. Other
entertainment will include a var
iety show and a well-known quar
tet from Johnson City, Tenn.
In the masquerade contest, a
first prize of $5.00 and a second
prize of $3.00 will be given for the
best Hallowe’en costume.
A refreshment concession will
be in operation during the even
ing for the sale of drinks, other
refreshments, and caudy and ap
ples, a new feature this year.
Admission prices for the festi
val will be 25c and 50c.
The Burnsville PTA is in need
of raising additional funds since
a large sum was spent on the re
modeling of the lunchroom last
summer. Your support of the fes
tival will help your school.
Rest Home To Open
Among the new establishments
opening or soon to open in Burns,
ville is the Burnsville Rest Home.
Located on a beautiful hill just
above the Yancey Health Center,
and commanding an excellent
view of the central portion of town
and the hills beyond, the site of
this new enterprize was for many
years known as the S. Y. Reid
home. Following Mr. Reid’s death,
it was bought and occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Emmett Stamey. As the
Burnsville Rest Home, it will be
operated by Mrs. J. R. Brinkley.
An addition to the present build
ing is now under construction
whioh will provide room for 12 to
14 patients. Just as soon as this
work is finished, within the next
few weeks, The Burnsville Rest
Home will be receiving guests.
Mrs. Brinkley is now in residen
ce at the above location. She in
vites inquiries by letter or person*
al interview from all interested
(j Give To Your Fund H
I Leo Good, B. R. Penland; Yancey]
( Hospital Howard Wright; Law-]
■ yers Dick Bailey; Doctors and
j Dentists Dr Clyde M. Whis- /
( nant; Garages and Auto Dealers—
I Jim Anglin; Prison Camp- Em
| ployees Ralph England;
Also Highway Dept. Fred
Phoenix; Court House Mrs.
Evelyn Pate; Miscellaneous Offi
ces Paul Laughrun; Jacks
Creek J. B. Stamey; Green
Mountain Erskine Bailey and
Jesse Howell; REA Burnie,
King; Post-Office, Insurance and
Telephone Offices Ashton Ram
sey; and general coverage of rur
al areas Herman Anderson.
Organization in the eastern and
western areas of the county ; is
not complete at this time and will
be reported next week.
In holding the drive at this time,
the Yancey Comty drive coincides
with hundreds of similar cam
paigns throughout the country, in
cluding most of the more import
ant areas in Western North Caro
lina The local drive, it is felt,
will benefit by the large amount
of television, radio and newspaper
publicity from these other centers.
Although all these drives are man
aged locally and the budgets
drawn up locally, In the main their
objectives are very similar and
publicity for one is applicable to
the others. .
R. K. Helmle, President of the
Yancey United F'und, stated that
he is very pleaded with the bud
get goal set up this year and be
lieves that the people of the coun
ty have every reason to support
it wholeheartedly. The budget
committee of local citizens, he
said, did a thoughtful painstak
ing job and in all cases gave care
ful consideration to the benefits
whioh will flow to Yancey County.
A larger portion of the budget
will be spent in the county this
year in providing direct benefits
to the people here.
Important advantages of the
united fund way of giving have .
been outlined by Mr. Helmle as
1. It provides an efficient, eco-J
nomlcal way of raising money, as
compared with having a dozen in
dividual drives, each for a single
2. It provides for home control
over the collection of funds, which
gives assurance that the money
will be used for the greatest bene
fit of the county.
3. It makes possible" the reduc
tion of fund raising activities
in the schools, which in the past
have interfered seriously with |
school work, and been a nuisance
to prqents and teachers.
The Yancey Hospital reports
four births and fifteen other ad
missions during the past week.
The births include a son, Michael
Randall, born Oct. 11, to Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Fox of Rt. 1; a son,
Leasil Joe, born Oct. 13 to Mr.
and Mrs. Leasil Webb of Burns
ville; a son, Jerry Everett, born
Oct. 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Lee
Robinson of Rt. 2; and a son,
Randy Keith, born Oct. 13, to Mr.
and Mrs. Sanford Hunter of Rt. 3.
Other admissions during the
week include Max Penland, Roy
Young and Deborah Young of
Burnsville; Mary Essie Ball, Mar.
jorie Burleson, Mattie Fox and
Pansey Franklin of Rt. 1; Clara
Presnell and Harriett Hughes of
RRt. 2; Elaine Whitson of Pensa
cola; Russell W. Hughes and Clyde
Fox of Green Mtn.; Neal Byrd of
Hamrick; Clifford Wllliß of Bak-
I ersville; and Mary Penland of
The Yancey Record
SUB. RATES 82.00 YEAR. BURNSVILLE, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1956
Auxiliary To Meet
By Mrs. J. G. Low
s All ex-ser.vjjeemen and s their
wives or guests are invited to at
} tend the regular monthly supper
I meeting of the American Legion
and Auxiliary to be held Tuesday
evening, Oct. 23, at 7 o’clock in
the Community Building.
Following the program, guests
and members are invited to re
■ main for an hour of games and
As the fall membership drive is
now on, members are urged to
come prepared to pay their dues.
! The stronger our membership, the
more we can do for those in hos
pitals and homes where the pri
vations and sufferings of war con
tinue; the more we can do for
children who need our help; and
1 the more we can do to build the
1 good will and understanding that
are the foundations of peace.
• With a great membership, we
• will have new power in all parts
■ of our program. We must meet our
■ membership quota as soon as pos
■ sible. Prospective members and
■ guests are cordially welcome.
: Local People Have
“Exhibits At State Fail*
’ The huge North Carolina State
I Fair grounds in Raleigh are alive
with activity this week as the
biggest State Fair in the 103-
year history of the event is in
progress. Every phase of farming
in North Carolina is being depict
ed in its latest, most modern state.
More than $65,000 has been set
aside for cash premiums for those
who exhibit their products and
wares. __ _.
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Miss Sue Nottingham, Yancey
County home agent, and Roger]
Hyatt, along with Yancey 4-H*ers |
Verlene Silver, Penny Landreth
.' and Benny Ray, are attending the
! fair this week and have entered
an exhibit “Steps To Better
Mrs. J. G. Low, president of the
, Burnsville Home Demonstration
I * Club, has entered articles of cloth
ing,— culinary arts, photography
, I and household articles which are
i being exhibited this week.
In all some 10,000 different ex
■ hibits displayed by about 2,000
persons are being shown at this
year’s fair, compared with about
8,000 last year.
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Saving Bond Sales
Lag, Hensley Report
; * • 1
| During September, sales of Ser-I
,' les E and H Savings Bonds !n |
North Carolina were $3,332,062.25 |
making a nine months total of I
$39,480,440.75 for the calendar year,
G. L. Hensley, Savings Bonds
Volunteer Chairman for Yancey
County reported today. This com
pared with $41,451,408.25 sold dur
ing the same period last year.
Sales of Series E Bonds through
September show an increase of one
half of one per cent over last
year, however the overall decrease
of E and H Bonds combined sales
is less than 5% from a year ago.
The Series H Bonds sales total
$5,243,500, so far this year, com
pares with $7,452,500 for the first
nine months of 1955,
Sales for September in Yancey
> County total $3,255.05, with cumu
lative sales for the year totaling
[ $Bl, 405. 05, |
k “The wide spread popularity ofj
! United States Saving Bonds among
• our citizens is revealed by their
! continued purchases of Series E
f Bonds,” said Mr. Hensley, who
■ joined with the Savings Bonds
; Division in expressing thanks for
I this fine support.
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
SHOOT TO BE
A Turkey Shoot will be held
this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.
m. to 4 p. m. at the home of Doug
Ferguson on Licksklilet Road.
The shoot te being sponsored by
the Bald Creek Lions Club, Every
one is invited, and those taking
part are askpd to bring their own
Credit Needs Os
How the credit needs of a lar
ger number of farm families can
be served by the Farmers Home
Administration under recently en
acted legislation was duscussed at
a meeting- of agency officials held
in Asheville recently.
The new law provides broader au
thority to assMggiTamily-type far
mers with loaflKp improve and
operate their farms. It also author
izes, as a part pf the rural develop
ment program, loans for operating
and developing .farms where the
farmer has part-time employment
off the farm. Included in the broad
er authority are loans for finan
cing existing debts, and an increase
in the maximum amount that can
be advanced for operating loans.
All of the present loan services
of the Farmers Home Administra
tion whiilj, include loans for the
operation, 'development and pur
chase of family-type farms, farm
housing, soil water conservation,
and loans to meet emergency credit
needs will continue to be available.
Taking part in the meeting were
Horace J. Isenhower, State Dir
ector; Herman B, Riggle, Produc
tion Loan jQffker_J James O.
Buchanan, Farm Loan Officer;
Ralph W. Turner, Farm Manage
ment Specialist; and Paul Laugh
run, Area Supervisor.
County office employees of the
farmers Home Administration in
Yancey County received the new in
structions and are now ready to
process loans within these broader
The loans to refinance existing
debts will be available until June
30, 1959 to owners of farms no lar
ger than family-size. These loans
will heip farmers who have ade
quate real estate scurity and who
are otherwise in a sound position
but who are unable to meet their
present credit obligations and need
credit on more favorable terms and
conditions than is currently avail
able from othei lenders.
When debts are refinanced by
the FHA the payments will be
scheduled according to the ability
of the borrower to repay. In the
■past, the .agency has only refinan
ced existing debts when the re-
I financing was incidental to the
making of a real estate loan for
jurchase or improvement of family
The amount of each operating
loan made by the Farmers Home
Administration is based on the
needs of the applicant and his
ability to pay.
In the past the maximum amount
that a borrower could be indebted
has been. set at SIO,OOO. Normally
the credit needs of borrowers can
be met within such a ceiling. How
ever, under the new law when a
borrower needs additional credit
because of the type of farming
operation which he proposes to
carry out, loans may be made up to
a total debt ceiling of $20,000.
The operating loans are used for
the purchase of equipment, live
stock, fertilizer, seed and other
farm and home operating expenses
I needed to carry out efficient far
-1 ming operations on family-type
farms. The interest rate remains
at 5 percent. Operating loans are
repayable over periods up to 7
Loans will also be available for
(Continued on back pace)
William L. Winkler, 21, of Con
nelly Springs in Burke County,
who escaped from the Yancey
County Prison Omp road gang
on Tuesday of last week, was re
captured the next night by Spruce
Pine police, camp officials have
Winkler had escaped from the
road gang while the prison crew
was working in the Cattail com
munity. He crossed the rugged
mountain on foot to Celo, where he
stole an auto belonging to Levi
Burleson. Wrinkler was arrested
in the automobile in Spruce Pine.
Winkler had been at the Yancey
Prison slightly over one week at
the time of hfl* escape. He started
serving a sentence of 22 months
for breaking and entering last Aug.
28, at Central Prison, Raleigh.
District PTA Meet
Attended By Local
Fou/ delegates from Yancey
County are attending the annual
conference of District Two, North
Carolina Congress of Parents and
Teachers, today (Thursday) at
the Glen Alpine School, Glen
The Yancey delegation includes
Mrs. Fleet Proffitt, president of
the Bald Creek PTA; Mrs. Max
Proffitt of Bald Creek; Mrs. Jaf
es Ray, president of the Burns
ville PTA; and Mrs. Reece Mcln
tosh of Burnsville.
Mrs. John W. Crawford, presi
dent of the N. C. Congress who
will address the group, has chosen
for he# topic, “Education, Our In- j
vestment Is The Future”. Mr a]
Robert Lackey, Jr., director of
District Two, will preside at the
Many new features have been
added to the program this year,
including a play.
Open For Registration
Raleigh—Registration to vote in
the General Election on November
6, will be possible for the next two
Saturdays; and all who have not
heretofore registered are urged to
place their names on the books.
Hundreds of young people have
reached the age of 21 in the past
few months, or will before Nov
ember 6, and are thus eligible; to
In the older groups, those who
have not heretofore registered have
this opportunity to participate in
the affairs of government.
Also those who have changed
their residences and have lived in
the new precinct for 30 days may
register, and those who have lived
in the State for the past year will
have the right to regisetr and vote.
Polling places will be open all day
on Saturday, October 20, and Oct
ober 27, for registration of new
voters. * i|*
: Parkway Travel
Above Last Year
According to figures just re
leased by Sam P. Weems, Super
intendent of the Blue Ridge Park
way, travel continues to increase
on this scenic highway.
In September, 1955, 434,365 peo
ple traveled the Parkway. Com
pared with the September, 1956
figure of 513,214, this is an in
crease of 18.2 per cent.
The travel for 1905 through Sep
tember was 3,470,871. Compared
with the same period of 1956,
4,009,559, this is an increase of
18.5 per cent.
New Health Center To
Be Dedicated Sunday
Plans have been made for the
, dedication of the Yancey County
, Health Center in Burnsville, at 3
o’clocl Sunday afternoon, Oct. 21.
Among those taking part in the
dedication program will be the
Rev. Worth B. Royals, pastor of«
the Higgins Memorial' Methodist
To Be Here Next
A representative of the North
Carolina Veterans Commission,
Jack C. Winchester, will be with
the,County Service Officer, Court-'
house, Burnsville, North Carolina
•n Thursday, October 25, from .11:00
a. m. to 4:00 p. m. to assist veterans
and their dependents.
Mr. Winchester stated the dead
line for some veterans to file a
change of their discharge or sep
aration records is approaching. The
Department allows up to
fifteen years after separation, dis
charge or retirement to file for a
review of the discharge. Some dis
charges may be changed if issue
can be shown to have in error or j
injustice. General, Undesirable, Bad I
Conduct,' or Dishonorable discharg
es are types which may be correct
ed to a better type if satisfactory
reason for making a change can be
To change certain ones of above
discharges or separations may
cause some veterans to qualify. In
some cases, they are now barrel
| from G I training or education,
| loans, hospitalization, re-employ
ment right, burial flag and burial
, allowance, service pay which was
held back, and also a bar for their
dependents in case of veteran’s
If you have other than honorable,
or one of the above classes of sep
arations, you should by all means
file for a review to obtain a better
type. Your County Service Officer
will be glad to assist in any way
Bald Creek, Burnsville
The Girls| soft ball team of Bald
Creek High School, under the
coaching of David Peterson, won
the final game of the County Tour
nament last week, with a 10-8 score
over the Clearmont High School
Bald Creek has played 10 games I
this season - eight regular season
games and two tournament games.
They have played 20 games in two
years and have won seventeen of
The line-up for the champions
includes Carolyn Chandler, catcher;
Billie Marie Robinson, pitcher;
Evelyn Ledford, first base; Alma
Faye Hylcmon, second base;
Catherine Pate, third base: Melba
Fox, short stop: Valerie Anglin,
right field; Lurene Pate, left
field; Peggy Ayers, center field;
Winnie Hensley and Joyce Ayers,
The Burnsville Boys’ soft ball
team won the Yancey County Bas
ketball Tournament at Micaville,
Friday, Odt. 12, by defeating Mica
ville 8-1. The winning pitcher was
Frank Howard Lewis. The line-up
for Burnsville: Styles, Harris,
Laughrun, Fox-1, Hensley-3, Lew
is-1, Wells-1, Deyton, Wilson-1.
Micaville line-up: Young, Hall,
W. Boone, P. Boone, Robinson-1,
W. Young, Gibbs, Ray, Bartlett
This was Burnsville’s fourth
consecutive tournament win. They
w ent into the finals after defeat
ing Clearmont 11-4.
Church, who will give the invo
Dover R. Fouts, Burnsville at
torney, and Dr. J. W. R. Norton,
. M. P. H., State Health Officer,
«, will deliver addresses at the de
dication ceremonies. The speakers'
. will be introduced 'by John M.
Randolph, chairman of the Yan.
cey County Health Council, and .
Dr. Cameron F. Mcßae, District
An open house will 'Tollow the
official opening of the Health
Center by W/Mark Hall, chairman
of the Yancey. County Board of
1 " The public is cofrdlaily invited
to attend the dedication ceremon
-1 ies and open house.
The Pensacola PTA met Thurs
day evening, Oct. 11, with twenty
six present. Alvin McMahan pre
sided over the meeting.
Mrs. Carl Ray gave the devo
tional, after which a business
I session was held. The following
officers were elected to serve for
the coming year -
Ralph Byrd, president;' Junior
Robinson, vice president; Mbs.
Billy Brooks Wilson, secretary;
and Mrs. Gilmer Bagwell, treas
The program committee includ
es Mrs. Carl Elay, chairman, Oli
va*'McMahan and Mrs. Brooks
Wilson. Those serving on the re
freshment committee are Mrs.
Ralph Byrd, chairman, Mrs. Way
ne Ray, Mrs. Dawson Briggs, Mrs.
Maney and Mrs. Osborn Briggs.
Those serving on the enlistment
committee are Billy Brooks Wil
son, chairman, Mrs. Buddie At
kins, Mrs. Oliver McMahan, Mrs.
Wyman Higgins and Mrs. Laur
ence Wilson. The welfare com
mittee includes Horace Daniel
Ray, chairman, Billy Brooks Wil
son and airs. Burb Metcalf.
The second Tuesday evening of
each month was’ set as the time
for the regular meetings.
Hostesses for the Thursday ev
ening meeting were Mrs. Wayne
Ray, Mrs. Oliver McMahan, Mrs.
Brooks Wilson and Mrs. Billy
To Hold Festival
The Pensacola Elementary “School
Hallowe’en Festival will ' take
place Wednesday, October 2*, at
8 p m. in the school auditorium*
A one act comedy, “Billy’s Com
ing,” will be presented by mem
bers of the PTA. Other entertain
ment during the evening will con
■sist of music, games, an amateur
contest, and a most original cos
tume contest. Prizes will be award
ed for the winner of the amateur
contest and there’ will be a eos
tume prize for children.
A dosr prize will be given as
well as prizes for other games
and contests. Refreshments, - in
cluding pop-corn, candy, pies,
cakes, punch and coffee will’ bo
sold during the evening. Surprise
boxes also will be for sale.
Admission for the program will
be 50c and 25c.