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Fire Department Kept
Busy During Week
Fire Chief Bob Hilliard of the
Burnsville Volunteer Fire Depart
ment has reported three fires dur
ing the past week.
Saturday morning, the firemen
were called to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ross Pate near the Dup
lan Plant in Burnsville. Fire
broke out in the Pate home
around 10 a. m.
Chief Hilliard estimated the da-
Games With Bee Log
- The Burnsville High School
basketball teams and the Bee Log
teams each took one game at Bee
Loft Friday Nov. 30. The Bee Log
girls won by a score of 63-51. The
Burnsville boys won their game
Tipton got 41 points for the Bee
Log girls. Judy Briggs got 21 for
Frank Howard Lewis got 17
points for the Burnsville boys.
Donald Banks got 16. Dean Wheeler
got 20 for the losers.
Lineups: Burnsville Girls—Brown
8, Briggs 21, Bennett 7, Woody
Berry, Gardner. Subs: McCurry 13,
Bee Log Girls—Randolph 5,
Tipton 41, Edwards 17, L. Silvers,
5. Silvers, Phillips. Subs: Peterson,
Lineups: Burnsville Boys—Banks
16, Buchanan 3, Hensley 8, Harris,
Lewis 17, Subs; Fox,
Bee Log Boys—T. Fender 1,
L. Fender, D. Hensley 13, Hylemon
8, D. Wheeler 20, Subs: Hensley,
Burnsville and Bakersvllle each
took one game at Bakersville Tues
day, Dec. 4. The Burnsville girls
won their game by a soore of 69-34,
The Burnsville boys lost by a
score pf 65-59.
Nancey Brown got 27 points to
lead the Burnsville girls. McKinney
Jed Bakersvllle with 17 points.
Lineups: Burnsville Girls—Brown
27, Briggs 20, Bennett 11, McCurry
6, Woody, L. Gardner, Berry, Angel.
Bakersvllle Girls. —Ph/.llips 2,
McKinney 17, Buchanan 13, J.
Buchanan, Webb, Ollis.
Forbes was high scorer for the
Bakersville team with 27 poits.
Frank Lewis led the Burnsville
team with 17.
Lineups: Burnsville Boys—Banks
11, Buchanan 15, Hensley 10, Harris
2, Lewis 17. Subs: Fox 4.
Fortner 6, Bidley 16, Forbes 27,
McKinney 6. Subs: Blevins.
BRUSH CREEK COMMUNITY WINS
AWARD |N DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Brush Creek community' was
named as an '‘honor community”
Jn the 1956 Western Nprth Caro
lina Rural Community Develop
ment luncheon In Asheville.
The luncheon, held in the Ashe,
ville City Auditorium,-was attend
ed by over 500 farm, business and
civic leaders of western North
Brush Creek was one of eleven
communities to receive awards of
SSO each. A total of $2,150 In
awards were presented to the
communities in recognition of out
standing progress during the year
In farm, home and community
Buladean community in Mitch
ell County and Cedar Mountain
In Transylvania County were
named top wlners in the Rural
Development Program. The top
communities received awards of
Beech community in Buncombe
County placed third and received
a S3OO award. Whittier in Swain
County received S2OO as fourth,
and Union Mills in Rutherford
County received slJ® as fifth.
A total of 105 organized com
munities In 10 western North
Carolina counties participated In
(he community improvement pro-,
pram during 1956. These commun
ities worked on a variety of pro
The Yancey Record
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mage at S2OO. Cause of the fire
wlas a defective flue in the kitch
en, he said, and only the kitchen
area was damaged.
Sunday morning aiound 8
o’clock, a truck loaded with fur
niture caught fire at Hamrick.
The furniture was completely de
stroyed and the truck badly
Owner of the truck, Glen Led
ford of Marion, was moving his
furnishings from Marion to Bee
Log. The fire apparently started
from a lighted cigarette thrown
fron»the truck window as Ledford
Damage to both truck and fur
niture was estimated at SI,OOO. <3
A vacant house owned by Char
les Wilson at Newdale was <5 da
maged by fire about 6 a. m. Tues
day. The blaze started from defec
tive wiring lending tb the hot
Estimated damage ot the house
was between $1,200 and $1,500.
The building was insured.
Sen. Scott Presented
By Bill Whitley
Last week Sen. W. Kerr Scott
received what he considered one
of the highest honors of his car
eer when he was awarden a Na
tional Alumni Award at the Nat
ional 4-H convention in fhlcago.
He is the first North Carolinian
to win such an award.
The Tarheel Senator joined the
4-H movement in 1908 when he
became a charter member of the
Boy’s Corn Club, which was the
forerunner of the 4-H Club,
Scott continued his activity in
4-H work after he became the
farm agent of Alamance County.
Among his achievements in the
work was the establishment of
the world's largest 4-H Register
ed Jersey Calf Club in Alamance
"Many of the people in that
club,” Scott said, "are now suc
cessful preachers, doctors and
lawyers, and they have told me
that their experiences in the club
were their -first lessons in thrift
and personal obligations.”
It is fitting that Scott was
among the Statels top 4-H win
ners this year. North Carolina is
considered one of the strongest
leaders in 4-H work in the Nation,
receiving a tptal of 12 National
awards this year.
jects aimed at improving rural
life in general, including building
community buildings, establishing
rural fire departments, garbage
disposal programs, cemetery clean
up, church Improvement, and
many other projects.
George H. V. Cecil, president of
the Asheville Agricultural Deve
lopment Council of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce, sponsors
the program, stated “these com
munities have reached back into
the past and have recaptured the
art of working together. They
have developed tremendous spirit
and enthusiasm. Neighborliness
has reached new heights as the
people of the communities have
met together, played together, and
Results have not stopped with
community-wide projects. Rather,
the enthusiasm stirred by these
projects has opened the door for
projects that increase income and
provide the means to live better.
Farm demonstrations, tours, and
programs have shown the way to
wards making fuller use of eco
nomic opportunities.!’ '
Dr. Paul A. Reid, Assistant
Director of the State Board of
Higher Education, was the prin
cipal speaker at the awards
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
RATES S2TOO YEAR BU KNSVIIXE, N. Cm THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6 , 1956
March Os Dimes
Campaign To Start
Everton B. Powell, Burnsville,
chairman of the Yancey County
Chapter of the National Founda
tion for Infantile Paralysis, and
Robert L. Jones, Charlotte, state
representative for the National
today that a separate March of
Dimes will be held throughout
Yancey County in January, and
that the county chapter is not
participating in the Yancey United
Fund campaign. V
Mr. Powell, who will direct the
county-\yide March of Dimes in
January, stated that the announce
ment is being made to prevent
misunderstanding since the Yancey
United Fund has said that a per
cent of its collections would be
- “No county chapter of the Nat
ional Foundation , participates In
joint fund raising anywhere in the
nation, and the executive com
mittee of the Yancey County Chap
ter is in accord with this nation
wide policy”, Mr. Powell said.
“Our local committee has at no
time authorized the United Fund
to collect funds for our chapter”,
The, Executive Committee of
the Yan£ey County Chapter is com
posed of the following Burnsville
citizens: Everton B. Powel, chair
man ; Dr. C. M. Whisnant, vice
chairman; Fred Proffitt, treasurer;
and Miss Ethel Boone, secretary.
Mr. Powell said that the local
chapter of the National Founda
tion wishes success to the United
Fund in its program for those
agencies which can willingly and
desirably participate, but that he >
felt the giving-Wblic know that
the March of Dimes is not in
cluded in the federated campaign.
He felt that a statement to this
effect now will prevent future
misunderstanding community con
Mn. Pow'ell qaijcluded his state
ment By ng out that the
fight against polio is not yet
finished in that approximately one
half of the children and young
adults in the nation have not yet
received the Salk vaccine, and in
that, 80,000 striken patients for
whom the vaccine came too late
still need help on the road to re
H D Clubs Schedule
The December scdedule of Home
Demonstration Club meetings in
the county has been announced by
Miss Sue Nottingham, home agent.
The Bald Creek Club will meet
Dec. 7, at 7 p. m. at the Bald Creek
Methodist Church with Mrs. Max
Proffitt as hqstess.
Jacks Creek Club No. 2 will meet
Dec. 13, at 1:30 p, m. at the home
of Mrs. W. P. Honeycutt.
Hardscrabble Club will hold a
criaft workshop on Dec. 14, at the
lome of Mrs. Lee Evans. The work
shop. will began at 9:30 a. m.
Jacks Creek Club No. 1 will me.et
Dec. 21, at 7 p. m. at the home of
Mrs. Vernie Wilson.
Brush Creek Club will meet Dec.
19, at 7:30 p. m. at the home of
Mrs. Margaret Deyton.
The time and place of the Mica
ville Club meeting will be announ
The Burnsvile H. D. Club will
not meet this month.
Red Cross Appeals
For Relief Funds
Here is an urgent message from
your Red Cross. Immediate help
can be given the Hungarian peo
ple through your contributions
1 to the Hungarian Relief Fund at
your Red Cross chapter.
CARD OF THANKS
We Wish to express opr sincere
■ appreciation to the many friends,
neighbors, and relatives for all
: their enumerable acts of kindness
- and the beautiful floral arrange
• ments' given during our recent
The John Young Family
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Destroyed By Fire
The home Os Mr. and Mrs. Way
ne Wilson was destroyed by fire
Tuesday ground 1 p. m. The Wil
son residence, a 5-room pine
frame structure, was located on
Schronce'sUCreek near Swiss.
Mrs. Wilson was at home at
the time the fire broke out. By
the time she had called her hus
band in from the field where he
was working, the flames had
gained Considerable headway.
NeighborsxWere called to help put
out the blaze, but the pine build
ing burned jso rapidly that the at
tempts wefe futile. The cause of
the fire is , undetermined.
The house wa% completely de-
I stroyed along with all the furni
ture arid clothing. It was reported
that the. house was covered by
only a very - smnll amount of in
The Wilsons, who have three
children, are now staying at the
home of a relative. •
Neighbors are making dona
tions to help the family. Sheriff
Terry Hall has stated that any
one wishing 'to donate clothing or
money to the family may call
him or brihg the articles into the
Sheriff’s office. '
Sworn In Monday
The Yancey County Board of
Commissioners were sworn in by
Lowe Thomas, clerk of court, at
noon Monday in the clerk’s office.
The commissioners who were
re-elected tol serve another two
year term ale Mark Hall, chair
-1 man; D. H- Harrison and Lloyd
Mrs. Eveyln H, Pate was sworn
in for another four-year term as
register of deeds.
The commissioners reappointed
Luther M. Robinson to serve for
another two-year term as county
accountant, tax collector and
treasurer. Also reappointed was
Clarence Bailey as tax supervisor.
Sergeant Curtis Talks
On Reserve Unit .
At the recent meeting of the
American Legion and its Auxiliary,
Sergeant William Curtis, a new
comer to Burnsville, explained the
setUßßlh this area of the U. S. Army
Reserve*'Unit; which will occupy
the new armory in early 1957.
Sergeant Curtis is well qualified
to talk on this subject, and his
speech was lightly informative to
Legion and Auxiliary members.
As Sunday, Dec. 9, has been de
signated as the day Legion and
Auxiliary members will go to the
veterans' hospital at Swannanoa to
wrap gifts for the patients to give
their families, any member who
can take part is asked to contact
Mrs. Dover Fouts.
I There will be no meeting in
December, but the annual Christ
mas dance has been scheduled for
Bald Creek Glee Club
To Present Program
At J*TA Meeting
The Bald Creek High School
Glee Club, under the direction of
Mrs. Mary Cecil Selvers, will pre
sent a program of Christmas
music at the next meeting of the
PTA, Wednesday evening, Dec.
12, at 7 o’clock, In the high school
The devotional will be given by
sixth grade pupils.
The Glee Club will sing as a
vested choir. Included in the first
part of the program will be tradi
tional sacred canola from France,
England, Wales, Poland and Ger
many. They will also present sac
red Latin carols and Negro Splr
, „In the second part of the pro
i gram, such secular Christmas
i songs as “White Christmas” arid
■ “Jingle Bells” will be presented.
: Misses Cindy Tomberlin and
Sarah Ellen Proffitt will be solo
ist on the program.
Formal opening of the new
i Burnsville Post Office took place
Saturday afternoon in front of
the building recently completed
by the L. E. Briggs family.
Postmaster G. Leslie Hensley
introduced the out of (own guests
! and briefly reviewed the history
1 of postal service in Burnsville.
Mayor Reece Mclntosh gave
' the welcoming address.
The dedication address was
made by R. G. Hawn, manager of
District Two of the Post Office
Department, Charlotte. Hawn was
introduced bfr Postal Inspector
Harwood Hall, Asheville, who al
so spoke briefly.
Hawn said that the new build
ing here is another example of
, the progress in postal operations
, in America.
He explained the lease-purchhse
program of the Post Office De
partment and cited the progress
made in postal service under this
The dedication program also in
cluded the singing of “America”,
led by Mrs. R. K. Helmle. The in
vocation was given by the Rev.
Worth B. Royal, pastor of Hig
gins Memorial Methodist Church.
The keys of the new building
were formally presented to Hens
ley by Hawn, and the ribbon on
the entrance to the building was
cut by Miss Jeannie Ray, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray
At the close of the program, re
freshments were served in the
lobby of the new building by Mrs.
G. Leslie Hensley, Mrs. Ernest
Briggs and Mrs. James Flay.
The Yancey Hospital reports
twenty-two admissions during the
past week. They include Miss
Thelma Wheeler, Mrs. Della
McPeters and Mrs. Laura Westall
of Burnsville; Mrs. Ann K. Harris, I
Mrs. Rhoda Proffitt, Mrs. Thelma'
Hylemon and Andy Hylemon of
Rt. 4, Burnsville; Miss Erma
Renfro and Mrs. Lora Letterman
of Green Mtn.
Also Mrs. Liddie Snelson of
Micaville; baby Kathy Frances
Cook of Celo; Miss Bernice Mc-
Kinney and Ervin Edwards of Rt.
1, BakersviHe; J. M. Bryant, Miss
Dovie Briggs and Miss Georgia
Briggs of Rt. 2, Bakersville;
Nathan Boone of Rt. 3, Bakers
ville; Miss Delores Hughes of i
Kona; Mrs. Carrie Yelton of ]
Buladean; Miss Marjorie Willis of ]
Mars Hill; Mrs. Ruth Towe of ,
Swannanoa; and Ray Haney of Rt.
5, Greenville, Tenn.
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JOYFUL BRITISH SOLDIERS
Britain's thirst Royal West Kent
prepare to board a troopship for
United Nations Emergency Force
Danish troops moved up from UN
Said to reinforce the Norwegian s
strength of England's and France
drawal of troops, the United Stat
cy plan to deliver 300,000 barrels
Six Robberies In One Week
Reported To Sheriff Half
Sheriff Terry Hall has reported
six robberies and one attempted
robbery in Burnsville and the
county last week.
During the lunch-hour last
Thursday, between 12 and 12:45
p. m., two insurance agencies were
robbed of a total $1,381.85 in cash
Robert C. Presnell and C. M.
Bailey, operators of the Burnsville
Insurance Agency in the Law
Building, reported their office was
robbed of $1,114.85 in checks and
cash, $367.97 of that being in cash.
The theft was discovered by
Mrs. Faye W. Boone when she re
turned to the office at 12:45 p. m.
after lunch. The robbers had ap
parently gtiined access to the
office from ua adjoining office
Soil Jesting Saves
Money, Agent Says
Get your soil samples taken and
send them in NOW to the Soil
Testing Division.of the North Car
olina Department of Agriculture,
urges E. L. Dillingham, County
Agent of Yancey County.
With the spring planting season
only a few months away, Dilling
ham reminds farmers that there
is always a rush at that season of
the year at the Soil Testing 'Div
ision. Samples sent in now can be
processed and fertilizer recom
mendations mailed back within 10
days to two weeks, he said, which
means that the farmer will receive
the report in plenty of time to use
it as a guide in purchasing fert
ilizer and lime.
Farmers in Yancey County can
save quite a few dollars in their
farming operations simply by
making a wise decision in their
purchase of lime and fertilizer, he
continued, and with soil testing
provided as a free service there i:
no need for any farmer to purchast
these materials without knowing
what is needed on each of his
Soil testing is the keytotnore ec
onomical crop production. It is @
very simple matter to have soils
tested here in North Carolina, and
because it can mean so much
dollar-wise to every farmer in this'
county, Dillingham urges each
Farmer to sample his fields with
out further delay. All materials
needed for this job can .be ob
tained free of charge at the
County Agent’s office, the ASC or
the SCS office, or from one of the .
local Vocational-Agriculture teach
“Remember,” DillJnghUm says,
’don’t guess. Have a soil test NOW!
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Regiment whoop it up as they
Cyprus after elements of the
o arrived. Two-hundred additional
I headquarters in Cairo to Port
soldiers already there. On the
e's promises io continue the with
tfs has put into effect an emergen
of oil daily to petroleum-hungry
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and had found the key to the safe.
The cash box had been removed
from the safe and the contents
During the same period on
Thursday, thieves entered the
Yancey Insurance Agency, opera
ted by Fred Proffitt, and took
$267. in cash from a drawer of a
The Yancey agency is located in
the Briggs Building, above the new
Post Office location. Proffitt told
officers the robbers apparently
opened the door td his office by
ripping the lock with a thin-bladed
On Saturday night about 7:30,
Sherriff Hall was called to the
Roy Buckner store at Bald Creek
to investigate a robbery which oc
curred while Buckner was away
from the store for a short period
of time. Hall said that about SB.OO
was taken from the cash register,
some cigarettes, candy and other
items of merchandise. The thieves
had entered the store by breaking
a window pane and unlocking the
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Austin on Hardscrabble near Bald
Creek was robbed of $l5O. cash
Saturday night while the Austins
were away from home. Mr. Austin
discovered the loss when he re
turned home Sunday night and
found his house ransacked. Sherriff
Hall stated the thieves had enter
ed the house through a window.
Between 9 and 11 p. m. the same "
night, Proffitt’s Feed and Seed
Store, a seperate building located
directly behind the main Proffitt’s
Store building at Bald Creek was
broken into. Several dollars in
cash were taken from the cash
register and some wrenches were
misting from the TV repair shop in
the rear of the building. Other
items taken as yet are determined.
The thieves entered the Feed
and Seed Store while the main
store was still open for business.
Sheriff Hall said that the building
was locked and the robbers had
broken a vfeidow to make their
Another 'BaldrfOroek store be
longing to was broken
intdxon Saturday or Sunday night,
Sheriff Hall reported. A broken
window through which the thieves
enered was discovered Monday
morning, and the items taken have
not been determied. No money w
taken since the cash box was re
moved from the store over the
Thieves attempted a robbery at
Pete’s Super Market in Burnsville
around 4: a. m. Sunday morning.
Hall said the robbers had entered
the building through a window in
he Snack Bar in the same building.
Apparently when they opened the
door, the burgler alarm went off,
frightening them away.
The thefts are being investigated
by Sheriff Hall.
Appears On Talent.
A- familiar face to- Parkway
Playhouse theatregoers appeared
on the Arthur Godfrey Talent
Scout program, televised from
Miami Monday night. •
Miss Joan Sena, who will be re
membered for her outstanding
portrayal of “Nettie Fowler” in
the production of “Carousel” here
last summer, was selected by God
frey as a winner, along with the
other two groups of contestants
on the program. Miss Sena is ap
pearing on Godfrey’s morning
show this week.
Serving as her talent scout was