Give Best Buys
Red Cross Calls For Blood
Donors Here Dec. 27
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will
be in Burnsville on Thursday, Dec.
27, at the First Baptist Church,
from 11 a. m. to 5 p. m.
Mrs. Luther B.anks has been el
ected to serve as hostess for the
Red Cross Blood Recruitment Pro
gram in the county.
J. J. Nowicki has resigned as
Blood Program Chairman for
Winchester To Visit
A representative of the North
Carolina- Veterans Commission,
Jack C. Winchester, will be with
the County Service Officer, Court
house, Burnsville, on Thursday,
'December 27,-,from 11:00 A. M. to
4:00 P. M., and' with the County
Service Officer, Courthouse, Bak
ersville, on Friday, December 28,
from 8:30 A. M,-to 2:30 P. Id. to
assist veterans and their depend
ents. . „ V
Mr. Winchester stated it is pos
sible for persons, both veterans and
non-veterans past 21 years of age,
to take tests attempting to obtain
a certificate of high school equiva-/
These tests are being given at 1
the following places - those In
terested should contact the place
best suited for them. University
Testing Service, Chapel Hill;
Psychological Clinic, N. C. State
Coliege, Raleigh; Charlotte College
(Cojatact Director); East Carolina
College, Greenville (Contact Dr.
Hazel Taylor); Greensboro Evening
lege; Western Carolina College,
Cullowhee; New Hanover - High
School, Wilmington; Burke CwSSdy
Guidance Servioe, Morgan ton.
Your Service Officer will be glad
to assist in any way possible."
. MRS. ALT HA SCOTT
Fpnera| services fur Mrs. Altha
Scott, 83, who died Monday in her
home in the Price’s Creek section
following a long illness, were con-
Wednesdny at 2 p. m. in Price’s
Creek Baptist Church.
She is survived by six daughters,
Mrs. Ed Banks of Barnardsvil|e,
Mrs. Lewis Banks of Burnsville;
Mrs. F|oy Blankenship,-Mrs. Mack
Ledford, Mrs. Clyde Banks and
Mrs. Bill Buckner of Burnsville
RFD 3; one sister, Mrs. J. H.
Wilson of Burnsville RFD 3; one
brother, Charlie Ledford of Bar
nardsville; 25 grandchildren and
MRS. BAX WILSON
Mrs. Bax Wilson, 59, died at her
home at Ramseytown, Tuesday
Dec. 11, after a short Illness.
Funeral services were held at
Miller’s Chapel Free Will Baptist
Church Wednesday at 3 p, m.
Surviving are her husband; a
daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Whitson'
of Burnsville RFD 4; two sons,
Charles E. Wilson of Burnsville
RFD 4, and Scott Wilson of
Marion; her mother, Mrs. Elish%
Adkins of Burnsville RED 4; and a
brother, Goffery Adkins of Erwin, I
MRS. ESTHER YOUNG.
Mrs. Esther Y>bung, 73, died at
her home near Burnsville lase
Monday after a short illness.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday at 11 a. m. in Windom
Methodist Church. The Rev. J. H.
Black officiated and burial was
in the Hyatt Cemetery.
• Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.
Charlie Carroll of Burnsville RFD (
2; a brother, W. M. Parrott of
Asheville; and five sisters, Mis. I
J. T. Webb of Greenville, S. C., 1
Mrs. W. A. Rathburn and Mrs.|
Nate Boone of Burnsville RFD 2
Mrs. Floyd Davis of Wayneavllle
and Mrs. C. H. Noblett of Ashe-!
The Yancey Record
Yancey County due to his depart
ure for Florida, and the Rev. A. Z.
Jamerson and Dr. Cameron F.
Mcßae have been named as co
chaimen. Pointing out the acute
shortage of blood at this time for
use in emergency cases, they urge
that all persons in good health
make a special effort to volunteer
as blood donors. Anyone between
the ages of 18 and 60 is eligible,
but those ~ under 21 must have
written consent (unless married)
from their parents. —-
All who volunteer will be checked
carefully by trained medical per
sßnnel to make sure they are phy
sically able to give blood at that
The co-chairmen feel that even
though this visit of the BloSd
mobile comes very close to Christ
mas the people of Yancey County
will respond as generously as in
the past to this appeal and thus
make it possible to continue the
Blood Donor Program, which has
saved lives or speeded recovery
for so many persons.
What better way to celebrate
the Christmas season than by giv
ing blood to save a life.
Baptists To Observe
College students who are at
home for the Christmas holidays
and high school students will have
charge of the Sunday evening ser
vice on December 30, at the First
Baptist Church in Burnsville. The
Night program will begin
at 7:30. • - -
The theme for this program will
l be "Commissioned To Serve The
Present Age." The students will
share their spiritual experiences
through this special service.
Following the program, an open
house will be held for the students
at the home of the Rev. and Mrs.
Charles B. Trammel. .
Attraction At Yancey
For Entire Family
“RIVER PIRATES” to be
shown Tuesday and Wednesday at
7:00 and 9:20 p. m.
Resuming the role he helped
make famous, Fess Parker again
i portrays. Davy Crockett in Walt
j Disney's new frontier adventure
. film in Technicolor, “Davy Crock
ett and the River Pirates." Wear
ing his coonskin cap and carrying
Old Betsy, his trusty rifle, Parker
recreates daring exploits in the
legendary life of the fabulous Ten
In “Davy Crockett and the Riv
er Pirates,” the king of the wild
frontier meety another monarch
mighty Mike Fink, king of the
river, who is portrayed by Jeff
York. They compete in an epic
keel boat race from Maysyille, Ken
tucky, to New Orleans. Later they
I team up to wipe out a pirate gang
along the broad Ohio, outlaws
I whose villainies terrorized the en
' tire frontier.
f Although the story is legendary,
It was filmed in actual locations
along the Ohio River. Shawnee-
I 1 town and Uniontown, rlvei ports
(Continued on Main St. page) J
“DEDICATED TO THE PROGRESS OF YANCEY COUNTY”
SUB. RATES f 2.00 YEAR, BURNSVILLE, N. c., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1956
me to pass in those days, that thfre went out
i Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be
i taxing was first made when Cyrenlus was
irent to be taxed, every one into his own city.
I*h also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
i> Miulea, unto the. city of which is called
because he was of the house and lineage of
>e taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being
was that while they were there, the days
ished that she should be delivered,
brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped
ling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because
room for them in the inn.
! were in the same country shepherds abiding
„ eepir.g watch over their flock by night
jj! JP * 1 w/ ■ Oms. flllllfeii A,l d. 1°» the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
H ipf JUI WmmS Slory of the Lord shone round about them and they were
And the ange! said unto them. Fear not: for, behold I
bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all
I i For unto you is bom this day in the city of David a
Savior, Christ the Lord.
I ! And I his shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
!' wrapped In swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And . suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
rtliuJv; TO GOD iM- THE HIGHEST, AND ON EARTH
I I’E WILL TOW AKI> MEN Luke 2: 1-13
Bow To Burnsville
The Burnsville basket ball
teams won their last twq games
before the Christmas holidays
Friday December 14, when they
took two games from the Clear
mont teams. This makes the re
cords for both teams 6 wins and 1
The Burnsville girls defeated
the Clearmont girls 53-36. Judy
Briggs got 31 points for Burnsville.
Betty Young led the losers with 23.
The Burnsville boys won their
game, by a score of 53-42. Don
Banks led the Burnsville boys in
scoring with 16 points
Charlie Hensley got 13. U. B.
Deyton got 17 for the losers.
Lineups: Burnsville Girls—Brown
14, Briggs 31, Bennett 6, Gardner,
Berry, Woody. Subs: McCurry 2,
Clearmont Girls—Young 23,
Deyton 10, Peterson 3, Hughes,
Ayers, Wilson. Subs: H. Deyton,
Whitson, Grindstaff, Tipton
Lineups: Burnsville Boys—Banks
36, Buchanan 11, Hensley 13,
Harris 5, Lewis 8.
Clearmont Boys—Young, Robin
son 12, U. Deyton 17, Canipe 9,
B. Deyton 5. Subs: McCurry.
Mt Pleasant Church
To Sponsor Supper
The Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
of the Swiss community is spon
soring a church supper on Fridey
night, December 21, from 5:30 un
til 8:00. t
The price per plate will be SI.OO.
Everyone is irfvited to attend and
enjoy a good meal and the fellow
ship of the community and church.
MISS MILLER W»NS
Miss Vinita Gail Miller of
Burnsville has been named the
winner of the Jingle Contest,
sponsored by Fred Honeycutt,
Home Comfort representative in
The winning jingle appears on
I page four of this issue. By sending
j in the winning jingle in the con
i test, Miss Miller won a 5-year
I subscription to The Yancey Record.
1 IT -,
rv iiilsuii nome
Destroyed By Fire
The Dave Whitson residence
in Brush Creek community was
destroyed by fire around 1:00 a. m.
The probable cause of the blaze
was from a defective flue, accord
ing to Fire Chief Bob Hillard. The
two-story dwelling and all con
tents were totally destroyed.
The loss was covered by
The Rev. Hersliey J. Longenecker
has announced the schedule of
Christmas programs for the Pres
byterian Churches of Micaville,
Newdale and Estatoa.
The Christmas program at the
Micaville Church will be held
Friday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p. in.; at
the Newdale Church on Sunday,
Dec. 23, at 7:30 'p. m.; and at the
Estatoa Church oi Deo.
24, at 7:30 p. m.
HEALTH OFFICE CLOSED
Ail offices of the/District Health
Department will be closed on Dec
ember 24, 25, and 26 - 'Monday,
Tuesday and Wedneday also on
January 1. Thus ttere will be no
office clinic in Buttsville on Dec
ember 24, nor in Newland on
December 25 or Jmuary 1. The
sveekly clinics in (pruce Pine on
Thursday, and Bafersville on Fri
day afternoons wi: be held ks
usual ...-. 1
DR. OHLE’S OF'ICE TO BE
Dr. E. R. Ohle’soffice will be •
closed December 2th and 25th. (
NEW OFFICE JOURS FOR
SELECTIVE SEJRfICE OFFICE |
Office hours hav been changed I
in the local board office of the 1
I Selective Service ystem.
The new hours de 8:30 a. m. to :
I 5:00 p. m. Mondaj through FH- '
days, according, tjR. N. Silver,
chairman of local |>ard 101.
The office will rt be open on
December 24th andfcth.
M Of-**** AM
At Club Meeting
The Burnsville Woman’s Club
held its annual Christmas party
on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the com
, munity Building.
I The president, Mrs. R. K. Helmle,
, presided over a short business
session and recognized the mem
, bers of the Burnsville School fac
ulty who were guests at the
Miss Ethel Boone, county super
visor, presented a'very enjoyable
Christmas program, including a
reading of the traditional Christ-i
mas Story and other readings fori
which Miss Boone Is noted. Games *
were enjoyed by the group, and
the evening was brought to a close
with the singing of traditional
Hostesses for the aygnt were
Mrs. A. C. Fox, M;rs. R. K. Helmle,
‘ Mrs. Edgar Hunter, Jr., and
Miss Hope Bailey.
ASC OFFICE CLOSED FOR
The Yancey ASC Office will be
closed on Monday, December 24,
Tuesday, December 25, and on
Tuesday, January 1, 1957.
Bald Creek PTA
The Bald Creek PTA held its '
regular monthly meeting on Dec
ember 12. The meeting was pre- ,
sided over by the president, Mra.
Fleet Proffitt. .
The sixth grade, under the lead- (
ership of Mrs. Edrus Ledford and
Mrs. Lucy Randolph, had charge
of the devotional program.
After a business session, a most .
interesting program of Christmas ,
music was presented by the Glee .
Club, under the direction of Mrs.
Mary Cecil Cievers. Soloists on the
program were Misses Linda Ann ,
Neill, Sarah Proffitt and Clnda
Tomberlin. —c— %! —*~
The ninth grade girls, sponsored
by Mrs. Vance Silvers, won the
attendance banner for Hie third '*t
month. ' j
State Accounts For
Street Aid Program
Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 14 The
State Highway Commission today
gave an accounting of how Tar
Heel cities and towns had spent
their Lcate street-aid funds dur
ing fiscal 1956.
The report showed that a total
of 399 eligible municipalities had
received a total of $5,711,979 in
State funds for local street-aid
during fiscal 1956. This allocation
plus the $1,699,868 for
ward as unexpended balance from
fiscal 1955 gave the municipalities
of a total of $7,411,847 available
for construction and maintenance
of local streets in fiscal 1956.
Although $7411,847 was available
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Program To Be
Presented At Church
“Behold Thy King”, a Christmas
Cantata, will be presented by the
adult choir of the First Baptist
Church in Burnsville, on Sunday,
December 2S, at 5 o’clock in the
The Youth Choir, directed by
Mrs. E, F. Hunter, Jr., will pre
sent several numbers on the pro
Mrs. Robert I. Wicker is direct
or of the adult choir, and Mrs.
Philip Ray is organist.
Soloists on the program include
Frank Howard Lewis, Mrs. Mar
garet Miller, Kenneth Robertson,
Miss Peggy Jean Huskins, Rush T.
Wray and Miss Hope Bailey. Mrs.
Philip Flay at the organ and Rush
T. Wray at the piano will present
“Christmas Eve Memories.”
I Forestry Demon- '
There will be a 4-H Forestry
, Demonstration Thursday, Dec
i ember 20th, from 9:00 a. m. to
■ 12:00 noon on the farm of Lee
■ Wallace, which is located in the
s Green Mtn. community on upper
Pig Pen Road. #
The demonstration will be con
ducted by Fred Whitfield, Fores
try Extension Specialist. Mr.
i Whitfield will discuss timber stand
| improvement, tree identification,
forestry protection* tree planting,
and other items pertaining to
4-H’ers are asked to bring their
fathers to hear Mr. Whitfield.
BAKE SALE FRIDAY
The Ladies’ Bibje Class of tl>e
Higgins Memorial Methodist
Church will have a bake sale Fri
day, December 21, at the Allen
Jewelry Store in Burnsville.
Gulf Station To Be
Completed This Week
Construction of Gulf Oil Com
pany’s new ultra-modern service
station here is expected to be com
pleted by Saturday of this week,
according to J. C. Silver, con
struction foreman for the com
The station, located on the lot
formerly owned fcy Mrs. R. Y.
Tilson, will be leased to a local
operator. It is expected to open
at an early date in January, it
The structure, approximately
twenty-eight by sixty-two feet,
is built of blocks with porcelain
finish. It will house a modem ser
vice department and equipment as
well as an office.
Construction of the building
was begun in mid-September, un
der the supervision of Gulf Oil
Company’s construction depart
ment, with a certain amount of
local labor. The lot was cleared
and graded by Banks and Patton ]
who first purchased the site from i
Give Best Butfs
for, local street work during fiscal
1956, the 399 participating cities
and towns only expended $5,257,-
916, leaving an unused balance of
$2,153,932, which is still available
for future use.
There is no time limitation
on the use of State street-aid funds
so some municipalities carry for
ward unused funds for future
years. Many of the smaller towns
-accumulate their funds for sever
al years to build up a large“enou
gh amount for a big, needed pro
How did the municipalities use
their State street-aid funds during
fiscal 1956? A total of $1,724,909 or
33 per cent was spent for new 15
paving. The second largest amount
$1,504,366 or 29 per was ,£t "
spent for maintenance. Twelve
per cent or $634,986 went for re
surfacing. The. remaining 26 per..
cent of the funds were Spent on
drainage and storm sewer work,
equipment, stabilization, curb and
gutter work, widening, right of
way, grading, gas, oil and repairs,
engineering, opening new streets,
debt service,-’ traffic control,
bridge construction, administra
tion, map survey, and bridge re- 1
The first State street-aid allo
cations were made to incorporat
ed, active, eligible and qualified
cities and towns as of July 1, 1951.
Since then, the five annual alloca
tions through fiscal 1956 have to
talled $25,839,838. During this five
year period, however, the cities
and towns have only used $23,-
leaving an unused balance
of $2,153,932 for future use.
The report said that "No abjjA*.
lute value can be placed on the
benefits received by the cities and
towns from State street-aid funds.
Undobtedly, though, the street
work resulting from these funds
has had a far greater value than
the actual money spent.
“The availability of this new
revenue has stimulated additional
large amounts of other municipal
funds to be spent for local street
purposes. Many cities have levied
special assessments for street con
struction to help them use some
■ of their State street-aid funds and
■jother street funds over and over
again for street Construction.
“However, the allocation o f
$25,839,838 in State funds to the
cities and towns during the past
five years has greatly Contributed
to the realization of many, needed
improvements on streets which
are not on the State highway
State street-aid funds are de
rived from a one-half of one cent
of the State gasoline tax . The
funds are distributed in cash to
the participating municipalities on*
the basis of 50 per cent on rela
tive population and 50 per cent
on relative local non-highway sys
tem street mileage.*
TO BE CLOSED
All offices of the Courthouse in
Burnsville will be closed for the
Christmas holidays on December
24th, 25th and 26th.
Hospital Report ?
The Yancey Hospital reports
four births and five other admis
sions during the past week.
The births include a son, Danny
Clyde, born, Dec. 15, to Mr. and
Mrs. James A. McCurry of Rt. 1,
Burnsville; a daughter, not yet
named, born Dec. 18, to Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Cannon of Relief; a son,
not yet named, born Dec. 16, to
Mr. and. Mrs. Lee Miller of Ashe
ville; and a daughter, not yet _
named, born Dec. 16, to Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Bennett of Relief.