North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 29
TRAGIC FIRE TAKES tlfi
OF R. C. ROBINSON
Tragedy struck a family at
Newdale on the Blue Rock
Road when fire took the life
of one man, leaving his wife
severely burned.
A fire from unknown causes
broke out In the home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. c. Robinson of
Newdale shortly after midnight
Monday morning. Robinson
was burned to death and hi s
wife was hospitalized with sec
ond degree burns, a son re
ceived minor bums and & dau
ghter escaped uninjured.
Charles Crowder, Chief of
the Newdale Volunteer Fire
Department, said that they
were called out at approximat
-12:20 Monday morning in
connection with the fire.
Crowder reported that when
the son escaped from the fire
he ran to a neighbor for help,
who in turn went to another
neighbor’s house and called
the Burnsville Fire Department.
The Department here sum
moned the Newdale' Fire De
partment. When the Newdale
Volunteers arrived at the scene,
the house was falling in ac
co-ding to Chief Crowder. It
was later learned that mem
bers of the family were awak- ]
ened by Intense heat and ]
smoke from the fire which i
evidently had started In the
bedroom where three members
of the family were sleeping.
Mrs. Robinson and the son
jumped through a window of
the fiery room and a daughter
who was sleeping tn another'
bedroom escaped through thw
front of the house.
When the fire had been wat
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Photo by Archie Ballew
Scene of the tragic fire which took the life of R. Cl Robinson
in th Newdale section early Monday morning.
f BIOODMOBIII
HERE THURSDAY
The Blodmoblle will be in
Burnsville on Thursday, May
6 at the Armory from 12:30 to
6:30 p. m. o
This is the last visit of the
fiscal year and only 54 percent
of the quota has been met. The
quota for this year was 450
pintS, and only 246 pints have
been collected. The quota for
this visit, is a minimum of 100
pints.
THE YANCEY RECORD
ered down so that an investi
gation was possible Crowder
said that the body of Robinson
was located in a bedroom near
the bed. Robinson suffered a
brain tumor approximately two
yea*s ago and was totally por
allzed for a long period of time.
Funeral services for Robin
son were held at 2:00 p. m.
Tuesday at Blue Rock Baptist
Church.
The Rev. Lloyd Glenn offi
ciated and burial was in the
church cemetery.
Surviving in addition to the
widow are two daughters, Mrs.
Jane Presnell and Mis s Kathy
Robinson; two sons, Marvin
and Ralph all of Newdale;
three sisters,, Mrs. Clinton
Brewer and Mrs. Connie Mc-
Neal of Newdale, Mrs Dorothy
Silver of Burnsville RFD 2.
and two brothers, Dwayne of
Mt. Vernon, Ohio and Raymond
of Spruce Pine.
TOWN ELECTION
SET FOR MAY 4
Hie Town Election will be
held May 4 at Town Hail. The
polls will open at 6:30 a. m
and close at 6:30 p. m
The present bqgrd is running
for re-election. No opposition
candidates filed.
The p-e R ent board members
running for re-election are
Robert K. Helmle, Mayor; P. C.
Co'etta and B. R. Penland,
commissioners.
The term of office is two
years.
The Newdale Volunteer Fire
Department is sponsoring this
visit. The women of the New
dale Methodist Church will be
in charge of the canteen. Dr.
Melvin W. Webb will be the
physician and Mrs. Bill Perkins
the nurse in charge. The Gray
Ladies wi'l assist. - '
Mr. E. L Dillingham, blood
chairman, announced that In
any organization or group
where as many as 25 or more
of that organization donated
blood that the remaining mem-
Dedicated To The f rogress Os Yancey County
Burnsville, N.C., Thursday, April 29, 1965
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Photo by John Robinson
Pictured above are outgoing and incoming officers of District tv of the Home Demonstration
Clubs of N. C. They are left to right: Mrs. Brooks Wilson Sr., retiring president, Yancey
County; Mrs. E. O. JSumette, incoming president, Madison County; Miss Margaret Decker,
Ist. vice president, Buncombe County; Mrs. Willard Honeycutt, 2nd vice president, Yancey;
Mrs. Bill George, secretary-treasurer, Madison, not pictured; Mrs. D. P. Vining, historian,
Buncombe County. ,
Dist. HD
Clubs Hold
Meeting
The District IV of the Fed
eration of the Home Demon-
Bt ation Clubs of North Caro
lina was he’d on April 20 at
10:00 a. m. In the First Baptist
Church, Burnsville. District IV
is composed of Buncombe,
Madison, and Yancey Counties,
and approximately 150 ladies
attended this meeting.
Mrs. Brooks Wilson, presi
dent, presided at the meeting,
with Mrs Willard Honeycutt
serving as Secretary. Rev. Har
old McDonald gave the devo
tional. Mrs. P. C. Coletta gave
Jhe speech of .welcome, with
the response being made by
Mrs. Helen Gardner. The spea
ker for the occasion was intro
duced by Mrs Brooks Wilson.
£he was Dr. Eloise Cofen, As
s stant Directo-, Home Econo
mics, N. C. Extension Service,
who spoke on “Initiative, Mot
ivation and Inspiration of The
Appalachian Region.”
Mrs Andrew Johnson from
Yancey County gave a report
of the Nation Citizenship Con
ference, and ~ kftbs Margaret
Decker from Buncombe County
reported and p~esented slides
on the National Meeting in
Hawaii.
A luncheon followed at the
Community Building with re
ports being made by the var
ious committees. The following
officers for 1965-66 were then
Installed by Mrs. Callie Hard
wieke, District Home Econom
ics Evtensioo Agent:
President, Mrs. E. O. Burnette;
First Vice-P r esident, Mrs. Mar
garet Deyton; Second Vice-
President, Mrs. Willard Honey
cutt; Secretary, Mrs. BUI
George.
bers of the group and their
families would be covered un
der the contract.
Eve yone is urged to donate
on this visit. There' is immed
iate need for blood as there Is
a patient In Chapel Hill who
will undergo heart surgery
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Photo by Archie Ballew
The Apple Cider Singers: Amelia Penland, seated; left to right,
Jerry Clevenger, Margaret Riddle, Ramona and John Penland;
sang folk songs at the Men’s Club supper meeting at the
Community Building Monday night.
APPLE CIDER SINGERS SERENADE MEN’S CLUB
Btrumming and singing music
as sweet as their name, the
Apple Cider Singe's presented
a program -of traditional Am- 1
erican folk sngs before the
Burnsville Men’s Club dt its
April meeting this past Monday
night.
The celebrated singing g-oup
led off its! program with a
delightful reiiditin of “Sylvie,”
the song which won for the
teen-age singers a first prize
at the recent Mountain Youth
Jamboree in Asheville.,
Jerry Clevenger, Amelia,
Nona, and John Penland, and
Margaret Riddle, all students
at East Yancey High School
sing with captivating style to
the accompaniment of two
guitars, a banjo, a ukelele, a
tambrin, and a pair of musi
cal spoons.
Also on the Monday night
program was Jimmy Childers,
of Sylvia who described plans
to estah’lsh a thousand kl no
watt radio station in the vlcl- 1
nity of Burnsville.
Mack B. Ray, the new club
president, outlined an ambiti
ous program for the members
of the civic organizatmn. with
a goal of making the Men’s
Club a vital fote in th affairs
of the region.
SI,OOO PRESENTED
TO LIBRARY
Mrs. Dorothy Thomas Re
gional Librarian, accepted a
SIOOO check, one of ten annual
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Aw
ards, in ceremonies at the
Mitchell County Courthouse in
Eakcrsville Sunday afternoon.
Elaine von Olsen, acting
state librarian, presented the
check to the Avery-Mitchell-
Yancey Regional Library on
behalf of the Book-of-the-
Month Club. which sponsors
the awards.
Dr. D: Hiden Ramsey, publish
er '"f the Asheville Citizen
(Continued on back pace)
No. 36
    

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