North Carolina Newspapers

Established July, 1936
IRENA P FOX, Editor, Ac Publisher
THURMAN L. BROWN, Shop Manager
ARCHIE BALLKW, Photographer & Pressman
Second Class Postage Paid at Burnsville, N. e.
Residents of Burnsville and visitors have surely taken
note of the beautiful blooming shrubbery on the Town Sguarc
during the pnst week.
In the foiu corners of the square are beautiful blooming
dogwood, both white and pink which add a colorful beauty
to tlje evergreen.
Most of uc give little thought as to who is responsible
for the flowering beauty of the Town .Square this spring. And
very' few of us tak» enough interest in the beautification of
the town to find out how such beauty comes about.
The Burnsville Garden Club is responsible for having
had the dogwood and other shrubbery p’aced about the lawn
in the square, and we feel that the club should be commended
for the good job- they have done.
We would also like to point out that a year ago the
statue of Captain Otway Bums, for whom the town was
named, stood looking westward from the center of the
square holding neither sword or bugle. (For some few years
the statue stood without these important items to his char-*
acter because of vandalism). Today, however, Bumd
again stands proudly with his sword in one hand and his
bugle in the other. This repair also can be attributed to the
food works of The Garden Club.
We again commend them for the beautification work
they have done.
Photo by Archie Baliew
Dogwoods in bloom on Town Square
Again we fee; the urge to comment on our friends,
the British.
We noted an article in a recent issue of The Asheville
Citizen that in Luton's Ancient Parrish, 35 miles out of
London, a chu ch dance and hot dog roast was scheduled to
be held in the church cemetery.
Rev. Michael Tournbull, Anglican minister who schedul
ed the graveyard outing, was quoted as saying, "Pop music
Is not sinful. ,Why should the devil have all the fun?”
The music for this festive churchyard occasion was to be
furnished by The Wanderers, a five-piece beat string band.
We are not intending to intimate that we believe ‘‘pop”
music and ycuth uancing a~e sinful. A lot of the innocent
things we do might be sinful depending on how, when
und where we engage in them.
• But thus* gentle people, interred in Luton’s Anglican
Church come; i ry since the 12th century, to whom the minuet
would probably have been judged as indecent—what aston
ishment they surely would register could they only see the
youth group violently going through the gymnastic rituals Os
the "crawl", the "dog", and the "monkey". '
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We wi 1 not ventu e to guess at the appalled expression
of astounded amazement these gentle souls might have.
However, our reaction to such a group on a dance floor is
that of Watching a group of teenagers going through the
violent gymnastic rituals of the “crawl” the “dog” and the
To us the idea of holding these 20th ‘century rituals in
a 12th century cemetery' is distasteful. It may be that the
Anglican Chu •Qh has no feeling of remorse because of such
antics. However, such actions by the rector and church youth
surely denote little or no respect for the dead.
_ ®h, we U- Any drastic change wtl, from necessity, be
for the better.
A vote f<sr~it cleaner county
was made by BurusviLe Lions
at the regular dinner meeting
Tnursday night.
Lion J. Yates Bailey, former
State Senator, brought to the
attention of the club the need
so. the removal of trash and
garbage on a county-wide
scale. He pointed out that one
of the assets of Yancey County
is the natural beauty found by
tourists passing through the
section. However, he" also noted
the need for a general clean
up campaign throughout the
„ Bailey and other members
discussed the need for a rural
garbage pick-up and disposal
to cover the enti-e county.
Supt. of Education Hubert
Justice, club vice president,
stated that a Federal grant
may be had for this other
sanitation needs in the e mnty.
Justice said that the grant of
approximately $28,000 cou’d be
had for Yancey County, almost
for the asking.
The amount specified, the
Superintendent said, would be
administered through the Pub
lic Health facilities, if secured.
It could be used in the line of
rural sanitation and would al
so furnish employment to sev
eral young men In the county
if the program is adopted. .
Following a discussion on the
possibilities of such a program
so- the county, Lion members
voted to investigate how the
grant might be acquired for
Yancey County, and to call on
other clubs and officials to ex
pend every effort to secure
funds for th’s sanitation pro
Paul Wooten, club president,
presided at the meeting.
The Lions Club, a service or
ganization, is active In. giving
aid to worthy enterprises in
the community and in aiding
the blind In the county throu
ghout North Carolina.
—vl i
Banks, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Banks of
Bolens Creek, sang “Go Down
Moses" In the Mountain Youth
Jamboree In Asheville recently
Thursday, APRIf 29, 1965
MOCRAT: “We haven’t heckled
Postmaster General John A.
(Zip-Zip) Gronouski for quite
a spe 1. ... We see by the city
papers where the Postmaster
General has announced that
business mail users will have
to zip code and pre-sort bulk
mail by 1967. Even sooner by
the first of July, this yedS
such users will have to mark
sacked mail for Zip cede sec
tional centers. . . Mr. Gronou
ski, we don’t mind doing half
. your work for you . . provid
ing we get better mail service.
But if there has been any im
provement it hasn’t exactly
stuck out like a so~e finger.’’-
•• • •
were 24 millon w-men employ
ed in this country last year,
while 2 million men were with
out work. These statistics were
reported by Mrs. Esther Peter
son, assistant Secretary of La
bor, to show, that womanpower
is needed as well as manpower
to meet the plans for the
Great Society. For that mat
ter, women have been needed
from the beginning of time.”
• * •
TIMES: “News releases indi
cate that union leaders throu
ghout the nat’on have agreed
that 'nationalization' 0 f tfe'
country’s railroad system sM
uld be undertaken. The allegt
tlon is that private ownership
is not sufficiently coocernec
with service to the pub’ic. Lo
gically, the next step would be
for the powerful unions In the
printing and publishing field
to ‘nationalize’ the field of
communications press, radio,
television. This could be the.
vital step . . . for federal con
trol of mass med'a (and) could
make certain that thorough
indoctrination of ‘app-oved’
policies would result In public
approval and compliance.” *
•• • •
“Over the past four or five
years a lot has been said, writ
ten and proposed for taking
care of our Elder Citizens who
mivht need assistance. We
have always favored giving
where giving is necessa-y and
needed, but, we could never
favor an outright step toward
socialized medicine or another
steD down the road toward. a
Socialistic form of government,
We might add, we have always
been—opposed td the ~ Federal
\ Government taking control of
; our lives with our money
(yours and my taxes paid into
the U. S. Treasury)."
Dear Editor:
We know our creek that rum
down through here isn’t verj
clean, but it looks like there
should be some law to Seep
people from dumping trash|lr
It. I was down by the cq|jKb
last Wednesday and it was fill
ed with trash. Empty tin cans
boxes, plastic bags, paper bags,
oil cans, buckets of all kinds
People haul It down here and
dump It instead of burning It
Clarence D. Edwards
RFD 2, Box 56 *
Burnsville, y. c

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