Volume 31 'Jlfe •" s ‘■n^XH - ~. >~jfe ■ : 'v' ft 3§&|S'>'ft' •ss%& • v ’*• ' " ■'i Ab-we is pictured a part of the fish pond where two 12-year old girls lost' their lives. The boat in which they were thought Two Young Girls Drown In Form Pond —-■» Tragedy struck in two Horton Hll Community homes Tuesday. Two 12-year-old girls, Patsy King and Nancy Whitson, lost their lives from drowning in a fish pond on the farm of Mrs. T. A. McKinney. According to reports, the two g'ris left home Tuesday morn ing on their bicycles and told a neighbor lad that they were going swimming. Early in the afternoon mem bers of their famil'es became worried about the girls and be gan To enquire if they had been seen. Mrs. McKinney and a neigh bor boy found the girls’ clothes by the pond and help was sum moned. The Spruce Pine Rescue Squad took part in recover ng tne bod ies from 12 feet of water only a few yards from shore. A boat used on the pond was floating loose, and it was thou ght that the girls were in the boat and that through some mis hap both fell into the pool. Joint funeral servi c e s will be held at ‘three o'clock Thursday in the North Bend Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Lyda Letterman and Rev. Geor ge H ggins officiating. Burial for Patsy King will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Burial for Nancy Whitson will be Ih the Peterson Cemetery. The girls were cous'ns and sixth grade students at Clear mont Elementary School. Patsy King is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis King; a sister, Diana Lynn King, of Green Mounta'n; her maternal grandfather, Ike Whit son of Green Mountain; the pa ternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom King, Burnsville, Rt. I. Nancy Whitson’s survivors are, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rob THE YANCEY RECORD Burnsville, N.C. Thursday, June 8, 1967 to have been in is in the fore ground. Their bodies were re covered only a few yards out from the boat. ert Whitson, Jr., two sisters, Dobra and Lisa; two brothers, Stephen and David, all of Green Mountain; her maternal grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom King cf Rt. 1, Burnsville; her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vio let Whitson of Green Mountain. The bodies will remain at the funeral heme until taken to the church 30 m'nutes prior to the funeral. Citizens Coll For Election Os Education Board At Mass Meeting A mass meeting of 130 Yancey County citizens Saturday after noon at the Courtrouse in Bur nsville turned into an emphate tic endorsement of legslation that would call for the election of members of the Yancey Coun ty Board of Education. Senator Ted Dent and Repre sentative Ernest Messer, who attended the meeting, express ed whole-hearted support of pending Raleigh legislatim to make mandatory the election of county board of education mem bers on a state-wide basis. Yancey County is presently one of seventy North Carolina counties in which members of the board of education are ap pointed by the State Legislature. A b 11, soon to be voted on in the Senate, would make the boards of education in all Tar Heel counties an elective office on either a partisan or non partisan basis. In effect, members of the board of education in each county would have to stand for election by the people like any other public official. The occasion for calling the Dedicnted To The Progress Os Yoncey County Singing On The Mountain June 25 By: Frank O’Br en GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN- The largest yearly event in the mountains of the South, the 43rd annual Singing on the Mountain, will be held June 25, and is ex perted to attract over 25,000 visitors and pcrtitfpants. This year’s principal speaker will be Gov. Robert E. McNair of South Carolina, who is wav ing his rule against Sunday public appearances in this in stance because of his “deep in terest in the program and its religious nature.” The famed, all-day religious E-'nging convention also wll fea ture gospel singing quartets and group* from all parts of the South, and it will be held on the ancient slopes of Grandfather Mountain, tallest peak of the Blue Ridge Mountan Range. Gov. McNair’s invitation was extended by Arthur Smith of WBTV in Charlotte, who also serves as music master for Singing on the Mounta n. Smith, himself a musician and nation ally-known television personal ity, will head h s own Cross • fcwt • ■y’piiij" w" 'mc-neaa* ** tured gospel singing groups. This unique highlands event is headed by Joe Lee Hartley of L nville as chairman, and locU Cook of Linville as vice chair -<man. Hartley is the son of the fwinder of the mountain relig ious singing convent'on. Cook is a singer and member of a chur ch quartet. Continued to Insido bock meeting were newspaper re ports that Senator Harry Buch anan of Hendersonville intends to introduce an amendment to the Senate bill which would ex empt Yancey County, along with twenty-three other western cou nties, from conditions imposed by the state-wide bilL Strong opposition was ex pressed at Hie Saturday meeting to any move to exempt Yancey County. The two legislators were plied with numerous questions about the best method to fore stall Buchanan’s move. Those attending the meeting were advised to write personal letters to Representative R. D. McMillan, Chairman of the House Committee on Education, and Senator Clyde Norton, Cha irman of the Senate Committee on Elections and Election Laws. Senator Dent said he proposed to fight on the Senate floor any efforts to exempt Yancey Coun ty, and Representative Messer explained that he would make every effort to obtain the adop tion of statewide legislation to provide for the election of coun ty school boards. ~\W; < •■■■■■ S Gov. Moore Salutes N.C. Dairy lOtlUStry *-. m,««i •«»»»-« miMm*****'-*#*** ■* ing the North Carol'na Dairy Industry. In saluting the North Carolina Dairy Industry, Gover nor Moore said, “We propose a tcast to milk the that has helped our children grow taller; our young adults more vigorous; and our senior c tizen to enjoy the longest nr'st productive lives in the history of the world. June is Dairy Month and I en courage all our citizens to enjiy milk and da'ry foods and we do urge civic and business organi zations to cooperate, in public and private, in order that we may enjoy improved health and increased prosperity. Young ladies, join with me in saluting the North Carolina Dairy Industry. June is Dairy Month.” June is Da'ry Month and many and varied activit'es are taking place across the state to celebrate. Some of the activi ties taking place in North Caro lina include ice cream festivals, dairy parades, June Dairy Month breakfasts and luncheons, da'ry fashion shows, dairy demonstra tions, ball game promotions, and a host of similar activit'es. ‘‘Fresh, Fast and Fun with Dairy Foods” is the 1967 theme. The value of milk sales to North Carolna dairy farmers and processors is nearly 150 million dollars. North Carolina has nearly 3,000 Grade A milk producers and over 5,000 per sons employed by North Caro lina’s 54 dairy plants. Leaders in agriculture, busi ness, education, and government, and scores of enterprises tied to the multi-billion-dollar da'ry in dustry are uniting with the da'ry industry in this annual obser vance of June Dairy Month. Bruce Bailey of , T icks Creek has been named Dairy Month Chairman for Yancey County Number Forty One Aufo UccKfent Fatal To WtUimm Hampton Yancey County’s first fatal automob le accident occurred early Wednesday morning in the Brush Creek section of the county. William A. Hampton, 38, a Korean War veteran, was killed near his home between five and six oSclock Wednesday morn ng when the Jeep pick-up he was driving left the road and over turned. According to Patrolman R V. Davis, who investigated, the ac cident occurred on hghway 1317, a rural paved road. Hampton, reported to be on his way home after working a late shift, was employed at the Burnsville Mill of Mohasco In dustries. Funeral services will be held Fr day at 2:30 p. m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Roach and Rev, Shell officiating. Burial will be in the Woody Cemetery. Survivng are the wife, Mrs. Wilma Woody Hampton; the father, William Hampton of Erwin, Tenn.; three sisters, Miss Betty Hampton and Mrs. Bobby L'ngerfelt of Erwin, Tenn., and Mrs. Ralph Hughes of Marriet ta, S. C.; four brothers, Sam of Fletcher, N. C., Hobart of Web ber City, Va., Paul of Hender sen, N. C., and Henry of Erwin, Tenn. The body will remain at Hol combe Funeral Home until thirty minutes before the ser vice, at which t'me it will be moved to the church.