Volume 31 Chamber Presents Awards -’xxjijSj&y-fc -w .v mt J f Jlife. • M 9k ~ 9ii9lDHi mK w, iflßMßhhfw JHis^S: f : f ’IP 1 .. .«® x W vx> v ns :: ' V BK ' J HHI m V |4 m W0&N& J| fl QrH jjjjf •:' N^-'^'|j4> ■|v*yx - JPf* Wsm^iosM&m w -w y M ■& >’«'♦■'?' " 888 v Jr' ■"■■'• ■< *<• •> XX ' '' "" "” * JBfi?SS7*TBB«SoKgSrBER^ JByBB' •'*■•■ •m^bSßsß*?:’ Shown above are Lcuise Jones, Rev. Woodward Unbar and BB Thacker as they received die sportsmanship awards from the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce presented by Rev. Finley. President of the Cham ber. Their names will be engrav ed on a large trophy and pre 115 COMMUNITIES ENTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM A total of 115 organized com munities in 15 counties and the Cherokee Ind an Reservation en tered the 1967 Western Nortr Carolina Community Develop ment Program by the entry deadline, according to an an nouncement by Frank H. Brown, Jr. of Cullowhee, president of the Asheville Agricultural De velopment Council and Jerry Sutton of Franklin, area chair man of the program. The com munity improvement program, wheh encourages groups to or ganize and work together on all types of community projects, is now in its 18th year. The pro gram is sponsored by the agri cultural agencies in the partici pating counties and tre Agricul tural Development Council. Nine (9) communities in Yan cey county are in the program this year. They are Arbuckle, Double Island. Green n, Micaville, Mine Fork, Newdale, Rocky Springs Heights, South Toe and White Oak. A total of seven (7) communi ties in Yancey and 74 in the area are also competing in a special Roadside Improvement Contest which is be'ng conduct ed as a part of the Community Development Program. Object of iliis program is to encourage jrpec al effort in improving and beaut ifving the roadsides THE YANCEY RECORD Burnsville, N.C. lewegr wtip iaiwrw w kw» there. The presentation was made at 10:QO a. m. Monday monrng at the Class Day e*er c’ses. Similar awards will be made at Cane River on Frday at 10:00 a. m. This is an annual event for the Chamber of Com merce. Area awards totaling $4,900 will be awarded next fall to the organized communities that make the greatest progress dur ing the year. The communities will be judged on the basis of commun’ty-wide improvements ' youth programs, efforts to in crease income and better family living. Local sponsors in the various counties will also pro vide approximately SB,OOO in county prizes. Area prizes to the winners in both the Farm and Non-Farm groups will amount to $1,750 for each group, with a S4OO first place award. Additional awards will be made to the communities w th the most outstanding youth programs and to the winners of the Roadside Improvement Contest. Time Runs Short For Teacher Tests BOONE—Less than two weeks remain for prospective teachers who plan to take the National Teacher Examinations at Appa lachian State Teachers College on July 1, 1967, to submit their registrations for these tests to Edue itional Testing Service. I’n'ncchm. New Jersey Regs- Dedicoted To The Progress Os Yancey County Sheriff Captures And Destroys Two Stills Sheriff Donald Banks reported this week that two “white liq uor” st Us had been captured recently in Yancey County, with arrests being made. The most recent still destroy ed, Sheriff Banks said, was found on Prices Creek last Friday night. More than five gallons of illegal whiskey was found. Along with the whiskey, 300 gallons of mash and 300 pounds of sugar were found. The still was a 250 gallon outfit. Sheriff Banks said the still was being operated in the home of Walter Banks. Banks was ar rested, the sheriff sa : d, and charged with the illegal manu facture of whiskey. Sometime earler a still was found and destroyed on Horton Creek near the home of John Shepherd, Sheriff Banks said. Thirty gallons of whiskey was captured, and 600 gallons of mash was found. The sheriff said Shepherd was charged with illegal manufac ture of whiskey. He has been ■ *■> - As I. Ai I ■■»..*• t-...»umuiwiiiMayu>jinr.^Mwt.- Hearings ea both cases are pending. Federal Officers Maurice B. Gettleman and Abraham L Lynch aided Sheriff Banks and Deputy Sheriff Fred Rob : nson in the capture of both stills, the sheriff said. G.S. Court Os Awards Friday The Yancey County G ri Scout Court of Awards will be held Friday, May 26, at 7:30 p. m., in the Communty Budding. Mrs. . Don Burhoe is Chairman of the Neighborhood Association which is sponsoring the event. Adult leaders who will make awards to the girls who have completed badge work requre ments are: Mrs. Ben Banks and Mrs. George Butner, Burnsville Junior Troop 88; Mrs. Willard Crowder and Mrs. Frank Mc- Mahan, Micaville Troop 146; Mrs. Kore McWhirter and Mrs. George Hicks, Scout Troop 18; Mrs. Jack Edge, Burnsville Cadette Troop 65; Miss Anne Hassell, Senior Advisor w'll pre sent graduation certificates to s'x graduating seniors. Mrs. David B. Powers and Miss Theresa Coletta are leaders of Burnsville Brownie Troop 86, and will present fly-up wngs to the Brownies moving into the Junior level. 156 g rls are registered in the seven active G’rl Scout Troops in Yancey County. trations for the examinations must; be forwarded so as to reach the office not later than June 2. Registration forms may be ob* ta ned from Miss Hilda Ever hart, 200 old Education Bldg., ASTC. Boone. N C 28607 Thursday, May 25, 1967 CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN IN ACTION STAGE Public Hearing In Raleigh On Flection Os School Boards A public hearing will be held 1 in the North Carolina Legisla tion Build ng in Raleigh Tuesday, May 30, at 2:30 p. m. concern ing the election of County Boards of Education for all the 100 counties in North Carolina. It is our understanding that the bill as introduced would pro vide that County Boards of Edu cation be elected on a non-par tis an basis, unless there is sev ere opposition. This bill applies to the entire State. However, it is reported that some senators want 24 Wes tern North Carolina counties exempt from the bill. Yancey saire or im seSatehi want exempt, it has been sa’d. More than 178 registered Do-' mocrats in Yancey County have expressed in writing their wish to have the Board of Education hoe elected, it was reported. Persons interested in the bill should contact the elected offi cers. in Raleigh representing Yancey County. Home Ownership loans Available W. Ralph Sechler, County Sup ervisor, Farmers Home Adm n istration stated that notice had been received advising that Farm Ownershp Loan funds are again available. That for the past several months, funds had only been available for emer gency purposes. However that leans are now available for the purchase of farms, for the en largement of farm property now owned and being operated. Funds are also available for re financing debts aganst farm property where needed. Interest rates are 5% and repayment may be extended over a period of up to 40 years. Mr. Sechler stated that funds continued to be ava lable for Rural Housing Loans to both the low to moderate and above mod erate income groups. Interest rates on loans to the low to mod erate income group continues at 5% and is slightly higher to the above moderate income group. Mr. Sechler further advised that operating loan funds alse continued to be available. For further information con tact the County FHA Office lo cated in the Citizens Bank Build ing, Burnsville, N. C. Office hours are from 8:00 a. m. to 500 p. m„ Monday through Friday. Number Thirty-Nine A campaign to give Yancey County a much needed face-lift ing is moving from scattered plans to an action stage, accord ing to Bob Hill ard and Mrs. Charles Gillespie, C>Cha : rman of a county-wde CLEAN-UP, SPRUCE-UP campaign being co ordinated by the Chamber of Commerce. The Town of Burnsville, as its P*rt in the campaign, is in the process of painting and repairing street signs about town. Summer flowers are being planted at the Sun Valley Nursing Home by members of the Carol na Hem lock Junior Woman’s Club. Boy Scouts from Troop 502 were active two week-ends ago picking up litter along East Main Street and around the old court house on the town square. A group of Scouts also helped to clean up a trash dump on the N. C. 197 entrance to Burnsville. Members of the Rocky Spring He ghts Community Development Club intend to landscape around entrance signs to the develop «!fn« fo - toe‘homes Th *toe~ at tractive sub-division. A project is also under way to mow grass and weeds along roadsides In the development. Burnsville’s Volunteer Firemen plan th ; s Sunday to wash down the thoroughfare along Main Street from Yancey Hospital, around the square, to Young's Auto Sales and North and* South Main Streets from the Higgins Memorial Methodist Church to the 19-E Intersection. On the afternoon of June 7, members of the Burnsville Men’s Club plan to landscape the pien'e area behind the Health Center and to f 'nish some of the con struction on the picnic facilities begun by the club last year. Retires -mm Mrs. Lena R. Tilson of Burns ville is retiring at the end of the 1966-87 school year, after more than 30 years teaching in Yan cey County public schools. She has taught f rst and second grades in Burnsville. Bald Crude and Bee Log Schools, the Bee Log School being her last' as signment.