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Brush Creek Wins In
Rural Community Contest
Brush Greek community has
been named the county winner in
the 1956 WNC Rural Community
Development contest. Final judg
ing will get underway on Nov.
12, to determine the winners of
the combined western counties.
Other organized communities in
the county which t participated in
the contest were Jacks Creek and
Green Mountain. •
Judges for the local contest,
Mack B. Patton, Soil Conservation
technician from Buncombe County,
and Burweli Smith of the Caro
lina Power & Light Co., Asheville,
selected Brush Creek community
on the basis of its outstanding
home improvements, income de
velopment and improvements “in
family living, and foj, its develop
ment through community projects.
The Brush Creek Community Club
has completely remodeled the
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church
building which is 100 years old,
and a central heating system has
been purchased and installed in'
the Bend Church.
Officers who served the club
during the contest period were
Claude Hughes, president; Yates
Randolph, vfce president; and
Mrs. Andrew Johnson, secretary.
Sixteen communities, each the
winner in its own county, will
participate in the final judging on 1
Nov. 12. A total of 109 organized
rural communities in 16 counties
have competed this year In this
community, home and farm im
provement program.
Cash awards of over $2,000.00
wilt go to the communities in the
area |h«t have made the most
u $500.00
give-h by the farmers Federation,’
second prize is $400.00 by the
Asheville Citizdns-Times, third
prize of S3OO by the Asheville Ag
ricultural Development Council of
the Asheville Chamber of Com
merce, $200.00 fourth prize by
Sears, Roebuck & Co., SIOO. fifth
Building Under Way
Here For Army
Construction of another new
building is underway on the build
ing site formerly owned by Mrs.
Lena Tilson. The building, front
ing on Orchard Street, is being
constructed by Banks, Patton and'
Webb and will be rented to the
lockl Army Reserve when com
The building is to be a brick
and block structure. Lester Hol
comb* is the contractor for the
An outline for the building plan,
submitted by Army engineers and
officers of the local Reserve
Unit, is being followed. The struc
ture will have seven rooms, in
cluding classrooms, orderly room,
supply room, kitchen, veL.’.cle
storage room and boiler room.
According to Wm. A. Banks,
the building will be completed by
the frist of the year, and the Re
serve Unit will probably occupy
the new early 1957.
Yancey County Unofficial Returns
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Winters (D)
State Senator
Mcßee (R)
State Senator
Holcombe (D)
Pate iD>
Register of Deeds
Hall (D)
Ch. Co. Comm.
Bowling (Ind.)
Ch. Co. Comm.
Harrison (D)
Member Co. Comm.
Miller <D>
Member Co. Comm.
Burnsville 783 502 860 825 749 487 749 771 441
Cane River 375 101 375 337 336 2 3 337 335 22
E *yP 4 209 195 215 209 195 213 204 199 5
Ramaeytown 161 214 „ 107 184 157 72 157 166 30
Green Mountain 198 159 . 199 195 193 26 198 195 | 16
Jacks Creek 309 ISO 315 310 285 83 288 300 81
Brush Creek 130 81 142 189 129 18 131 129 20
Crabtree 492 319 531 503 512 77 488 488 60 i
South Toe 287 227 817 803 293 100 301 297 9
Pensacola t'* ** |* 56 194 68 69 59 81 57 59 5
Prices Creek 173 221 185 : 175 171 30 171 171 16
otals 3164 2403 3370 3079 1077 30&6
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The Target Record
prize by Parkland Chevrolet Co.
of Asheville and $50.00 each to all
honorable mention communities
by the Agricultural Council and
the Smoky Mountain Hatching
Egg Service. A plaque will also
be presented to the county spon
soring group in western North
Carolina doing the best job of
promoting the Community Devel
opment Program.
Winners of the programs will be
announced at the annual Com
munity Awards Luncheon in the
Asheville City Auditorium on Sat
urday, December 1,
Judges for the final judging will
be Miss Alexander, as
sistant editor of the Progressive
Farmer magazine, J. Lloyd Lang
don of Raleigh, Executive Vice-
President of the North Carolina
Dairy Products Association and
Horace ,T. Isenhower. State Dircc.
tor of the Farmers Home Admin
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Mrs. J. R. Brinkley, Director of
the Burnsville Rest Home, an
nounces that she will be reacly to
receive private patients after
November 11th. And arrangements
J are being made whereby prospec
tive patients sponsored by the
Welfare Department will be cared
for after December 15th.
Public Dedication Services for
the Burnsville Rest Home are
being postponed until a later date.
Girl Scout Troop 67 of Bald
Creek marked its sixth birthday
by holding a Court of Awards on
October 31, in the, recreation room
of the Bald Creek Methodist
Church. ~ ~
The program opened with a
flag ceremony. Girls in the color
guard were Rosemary Jamerson,
Belinda Proffitt, Bunnie Proffitt
and Jean Wilson.
Linda Jane Briggs welcomed
the guests, and Becky Proffitt in
troduced Mrs. J. Yates Bailey,
Mrs. James W. Proffitt and Miss
Nancy Campbell who presented
the awards.
> Mrs. Bailey, troop committee
chairman, -presented Brownie
Wings to Carolyn Bailey, Pamela
Burton and Peggy Mclntosh. The
three girls were then invested as
intermediate Girl Scouts.
Mrs. Proffitt presented profi
ciency badges to Mary Kathryn
Bailey for first aid, pioneer and
adventurer; Linda Jane Briggs for
first aid, adventurer, dressmaker,
music appreciation, housekeeper,
musician, seamstress, homemaker
and hospitality; Becky Proffitt
for first aid, adventurer and mus
ic appreciation; Belinda Proffitt
for frist aid, pioneer, campcraft,
adventurer, cook, backyard camp
er and housekeeper; Bunnie Prof
fitt for first aid, pioneer, adven
turer and cook; Sarah Ellen Prof
fitt for first aid, swimmer, pio
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The men of the Burnsville Pres
byterian Church are planning
again this year to offer Christmas
trees for sale in our community,
At the monthly breakfast last
\ Sunday morning, the organization
discussed this project and prepar
i ed to do this work again this year.
The proceeds of the sale last year
were used, chiefly, in important
' repair work on church and manse
On Sunday morning, November
11th, Rev. Warren S. Reeve, the
minister, will preach on Christian
Stewardship, and will commission
twelve church visitors who that
afternoon and evening and
on ensuing days will canvass the
members and friends of the chur
ch in a program that combines an
evangelistic purpose with a deep
ening of the friendly fellowship
among the people of the church
and with a presentation of the' 5
church’s needs and opportunities
during the year that lies ahead.
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Children Make Good
UNICEF Collections
This year, children of Burns
ville collected $71.29 with their 1
Halloween night doorbell ringing
for UNICEF, This money through
UNICEF will help provide more
milk and medicine for sick and
hungry children throughout the
R. K. Helmle, general chairman
for Burnsville, has expressed his
appreciation to all who aided in
the undertaking, especially the
entertainment committee, the re
freshment committee, and those
who. furnished transportation.
neer, adventurer, dressmaker, life
saver and seamstress; Jean Wil
son for first aid, cook and music
Miss Nancy Campbell of Ashe
ville, executive director of the
Pisgah Girl Scout Council, award
ed the rank of First Class to the
following girls: Mary Kathryn
Bailey, Linda Jane Briggs, Becky
Proffitt and Sarah Ellen Proffitt.
Following this award, the girls
were invested as Senior Scouts by
Mrs. Rush T. Wray, Yancey Coun-.
ty district chairman.
Membership stars were present
ed to all girls in the troop. Mem
bership certificates were also giv
en to them and to the adults who
are registered with the troop for
the coming year.. Belinda Proffiti
and Jean Wilson received fivei
year pins.
Following the awards, Mary
Kathryn Bailey explained the
meaning of the Juliette Low
World Friendship Fund, and a
contribution to the fund was made
by the troop. October 31 was the
birthday of Juliette Low, founder
of Girl Scouting in the U. S. A.
Sarah Ellen Proffitt led the aud
ience in singing a group of Girl
Scout songs, after which refresh
ments were served.
Members of Troop 88 of Burns
ville, were invited guests for the
Court of Awards.
Ovd* 00 Percent
Reached In U F
The United Ffcnd campaign in
Yancey County has passed the 60
percent mark toward reaching
the goal of $9,200 set by the local
budget committee for the 1056
, drive. The red column of mercury
in the thermometer in the Burns
, vtlle square now stands just short
of the $6,000 figUre.
The Campaign Committee ex
press satisfaction in the fact that
the drive this year is progressing
a little more rapidly than last
. year.
The Record last week reported
incorrectly the toames of certain
of the larger fljfms in the County
( inhere all or a Very high percent
age of employees contributed to
the fund. The oorrefct list is as
follows: - Feldspar Milling Com
fi pany, 100 perceiit; Glen Raven
Mill, 100 percent; B. B. Penland
and Son, 100 .percent; Roberts
Auto Sales, 95 percent. In a large
proportion of cages the contribu
‘ lions of these Employees amount
ed tu approximately one day's pay;
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Gregory Wins
Scholar ship
Darrell Gregory’, 'son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. Gregory of Burnsville,
has won a 2-year scholarship to
trade school In (Jlarkesville, Ga„
and has begun study at the
school in televijien and radio
repair. . El
Gregory, wftb ?was graduated
from Burnsville Jligh School in
May, 1956, won she scholarship
on the basis of tits outstanding
basketball reeord ft high school.
He was a guard on the Burnsville
team for Javo_years and is now a [
member of the trade sghool team
in Clarkesvilie. The tSw? school ,
team has played two games this
season and has won both games.
District Court Os
Honor To Be Held
Monday 1
The Mayland ‘ District court of j
honor for Scouts in Yancey, Mit- j
chell, and Avery counties is to be ,
held in the auditorium at Lees- ,
Mcßae College, Monday, Novem- ,
ber 12, 7:30 p. m.
The highest award in Scouting,
that of the Eagle Rank, will be i
made to Scout Charles Sears, mem- i
ber of Troop 7, Banner Elk. Scout i
Sears is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. Sears of Banner Elk. The
award will be presented to Sears
by his Scoutmaster, Mr. Fred I.
Ipickerson, member of the ' Staff
at Lees-Mcßae College.
Mr. Harold Van Day, Chairman
of the Advancement Committee,
of Spruce Pine, will preside over
the court of honor and will be
assisted by Field Executive Bob
Garner, member of the Staff of
the Daniel Boone Council.
Mr, and Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr.
were the guests last week-end of
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hedrick in
Knoxville, Tenn. On Saturday,
they attended the Carolina-Ten
nessee football game in Knoxville.
Mr. and Mrs. Milt Robinson and
daughter, Maxine, spent the past
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Gud
ger Mclntosh in Micaville.
Mrs. Margaret Avant and sons,
Bruce and, Billy, have returned to
their home in Hemmingway, S. C.,
after spending the past ‘three
months with Mrs. Avant’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Gudger Mclntosh,
in Micaville.
There will be a very important
meeting of the County Council of
Home Demonstration Clubs to
night (Thursday) at 7 o’clock at
the Community Building. Officers
Congratulations to Mrs. Bonnie
Brinkley on the opening of the
Burnsville Rest Home.
Dr. Melvin W. Webb
Local People To \_ r .
. Attend Forestry Meet
Yancey County will be repre
sented among North Carolinians
being called upon by Governor
Hodges to participate in the
Governor’s Conference on Forest
Fire Prevention at Raleigh on
Nov. 14.
Citizens of , the county who will
attend the conference are Magis
trate Gaston M. Angel, School
Superintendent Hubert Justice,
Veterans’ Officer H. G. Bailey,
Coroner Willard Hensley, O. K.
Meuters, local lumberman, Dis
tr’it Forest Ranger Don Bylsma,
Assistant Ranger Robert Cox,
Commissioner D. H. Harrison,
Mark Hall, chairman of county
commissioners, Forest Warden
Craig English, and Assistant Cou
nty .Agent W. H. Anderson.
Craig English and E. L. Dilling
ham, county agent, are co-chair
men in charge of arrangements.
Anyone interested in attending j
vhe conference should contact
either Mr. English or Mr. Dill
ingham so that transportation ar
rangements can be made.
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YEARS EscWted by armed
Hungarian soldiers, Hungary’s
Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty ar
rives back at his official residence
in Budapest. The Cardinal, show
ing few effects of his eight years
of Communist imprisonment,
drove directly to his palace to
avoid many of the crowds from
Pope Pius XII the Hungarian peo
ple steeled themselves to face a
new invading force of Russian
troops who have arrived to squelch
their rebellion.
Tobacco Crop Proves To Be
Better Than Expected
At a bur ley tobacco demonstra
tion in the county last week it was
found by State College experts
that the tobacco crop in Yancey
County is far better this year than
was first expected.
The weight of tobacco used for
demonstration at the meetings
proved to be heavier than it was
expected to be and even heavier
than it was last year.. , County
Agent E. L. Gillingham stated
that Yancey’s tobacco was found
to be heavier than that of Tenn
essee this season.
Although the burley crop in this
area late in the season looked as
if the crop would be cut in half
because of unfavorable weather
conditions, Mr. Dillingham said
that the actual pounds of tobacco
produced in this county will be
near that of last season. Many
pounds were added to the crop
by the late rains through the area.
However, the regrowth of 1 the
plant following the rains and the
threat of damaging cold and frost
caused many farmers to cut their
tobaeco green. And some of the
crops cut green are curing out
green, it was said. ,
The average crop in the county,
however, is of better quality and
more uniform than last year’s
crop, and there has not been'as
much •'house-burned’’ tobacco
this year.
The farm agent pointed out
that the fast ripening of lower
Vote High In County
Despite One Party Ticket
More than voters in Yancey
County went to the polls Tuesday
with relatively close votes for the
presidential nominees. This num
ber of voters is considered good in
the county, since only a one party
ticket was before the people. There
were however, several votes cast
for write-in candidates, but the
Democratic ticket won over these
independents with a large majority
as was expected by most of the
Harlon Holcombe, unapposed
candidate for Representative led
the ticket in county voting with a
unofficial vote of 3370, while Mrs.
Pate, also unapposed, received
second high w r ith 3249 for Regis
ter of Deeds.
* Bowling, Independent write-in
received 1077 votes in his race for
chairman of the Board of County
Commission's. He was defeated
by Hall with a vote of 3079. Har-
County Offices Move
To New Quarters
Several governmental agencies
and other business offices have
taken up new quarters in the new
Post Office Building which is
nearing completion.
While the street floor space is
being completed so that the post
office can begin its move around 1
the first of December, the office i
space of \he second floor is now
in use. Last week the County
Agent’s Office, the ASC Office,
Forest Service Office and the of
fice of Soil Conservation for this
district left their old quarters in
Jth* Lpw BUilding fpr their new
I locations in the newly constructed
| Post Office Building.
Other occupants of the second
floor office space will include
Yancey Insurance Agency, Young
Bros. Construction Co., and the
Selective Service, it is understood.
The new Post Office Building
is being built by E. L. Briggs and
is one of the most modern struc
tures in Burnsville. Its location is
one of the most accessible in the
town for both post office and pri
vate and public offices.
Postmaster G. Leslie Hensley
said this week that movement of
the post office equipment and ,
business will begin the first of
1 leaves gave some farmers a scare,
causing them to prime or pull off
the leaves as they ripened. Farm
ers who did prime their crop will
pick up one or two hundred dol
lars an acre additional income,
Mr. Dillingham said. «
More tobacco of the burley type
was used this year than was ex
' pected, therefore no cut is expect
ed next year. Farmers may also
look forward to a two dollar in
crease on the price support.
Mr. Dillingham and the State
College tobacco experts greatly
urge farmers not work their to
bacco wet and pack it on baskets.
Tobacco graded and packed too
wet will be marketed wet, it was
pointed out. Wet tobacco will not
bring a good price on the market;
it does not have a price support.
When tobacco is too much in
case when it is worked or has
“fat” stems, it should be placed
on sticks and rehanged to dry to
the correct packing stage, Mr.
Dillingham said.."
Announcement was made from
Asheville this week that markets
there will begin sales on Novem
■ ber 27 and will close on Decem
-1 ber 21. After the holidays, the
1 warehouses will reopen on Janu
* ary 8. Thirteen houses will be
* open for sales in Asheville this
year, and the warehouses will be
1 open to receive crops beginning
f November 15.
' rison, for member
r Commissioners received 3066, and
s r Miller, another member, received
■ 3128 votes. Hunter, a write-in can
-1 didate for member of the board of
1 County Commissioners, received
s 553.
The above figures are unofficial
i Following is a summary of the
! votes cast in the county for na
' lional and state officers, with
- some of the eleven precincts not
in for the count.
I For president, only eight Out of
the eleven precincts have sent in
returns, the total thus far being
2048 for Stevenson and 1959 for
Eisenhower. The eifcht precincts
reporting and their votes for each
presidential candidate are: Burns
t ville—Stevenson, 702; Eisenhower,
■ 628. Cane River—Stevenson, v 342;
r Eisenhower, 212. Egypt—Steven
l son, 207; Eisenhower, 205. Ram
• sey town—Stevenson, 16Z2; Eisen
• hower, 222. Jacks Creek—Steven
, son; R 9; Eisenhower, —96; —Pensa- —
cola—Stevenson, 48; Eisenhower,
212. Prices Creek—Stevenson; 163;
Eisenhower, 234.
Only three precincts in the
county have sent in returns, for
State officers, Congressman and
U. S. Senator. The three precincts
which have sent in returns are
Burnsville, Egypt and Prices
Creek. Totals of the votes in these
{three precincts are: for member
jof Congress, 11th district—Whit
j ener, 1200; for U. S. Senator—
J Ervin, 4292 - Johnson, 948; for
' governor—Hodges, 1202 Hayes,
953; for Lieut. Governor—Barn
hardt, 1196 Dunn, 953; for
Secy, of State—Eure, 1198 Rob
bins, 949; for State Auditor
Bridges, 1198 --White, 951; for
State 'D-eaisurer-JGmir
Adams, 965; tor AttY. General-
Pat ton, 1201 Hyde, 950; for
Supt. Public Inst.—Carroll, 1107—
> Story, 951; for Commissioner
Agriculture Ballentine, 1198
Keith, 950; for Comm, of Insur- „
ance—Gold, 1199 L/>e, 950; for
Comm, of Labor—Crane, 1107 ' —
Stancil, 950.
Totals from the three precincts
reporting for candidates having
no opposition are: for Chief Jus
tice Supreme Court Winborne,
1200; for Associate Justice Sup
reme Court—Rodman, 1290; for
, Superior Court Judges—Paul, 2nd
dist., 1198—Bundy, 3rd dist., 1201
—Hobgood, 9th dist., 1201 Mal-
lard, 13th dist„ 1199—Hall, 14th
di3t., 1200 —Seawell, 16th 4iist,
1199—Pryor, 18th dist., , VW9
Olive, 22nd dist., 1200—Huskins,
24th dist., 1206—Campbell, 26th
dist., 1198 Froneberger, 27th
dist., 1198.
Veterans Urged To
Celebrate Eleventh
By Church Attendance
Fayetteville Terry iranford
state chairman for the Veterans
Day observance on November 11,
today named H. G. Bailey, .Veter
ans Service Officer for Yancey
County, to serve on a state-wide
advisory committee to encourage
the proper celebration of this day.
This will be the Third National
Veterans Day.
Since November 11th falls on a
Sunday this year, Mr. Bailey ur
ges veterans organizations to at
tend church services in a body.
"This iij the day for reminding
ourselves that our wars were
fought because of precious princi
ples of the people of the United
States,” Mr. Bailey said, “and
pledging ourselves to these prin
ciples and to the preservation of
peace.” The national theme for
1 Veterans Day this year is “Pekoe
1 with Honor.”.
Until 1954 when Congress re
' placed Armistice Day with its pre
’ sent designation, November 11th
' honored only veterans of World
s War I. N«w- the day is set aside
> for remembrance by all veterans,
! and is a day for salute to all men
> and women who have served in
the armed forces.

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