Volume 31 J&S* / § I Ilf £&j .ig jjTMßjiaMMfcfc*' w*£-. * ' vjj. ‘ ,/ * BrowiU Scouts conduct Flog ceremony ot Scout Day Camp at Mt. Mitchell Camp. Around 60 girls are attending. RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL THIS WEEK - The 21st Annual North Caro lina Rhododendron Festival will open this week in Bakersville. Starting off this colorful event will be the little girls between the ages of eight .and twelve years of age on Wednesday night when Jr. Rhododendron Queen, Debbie Shook of Spruce Pine will crown her successor. Registration of the senior contestants will take place Thu rsday at Bowman High School as the young ladies from over North Carolina start arriving to compete for the crown and title now held by Miss Linda Jeanne Blair of Greensboro. This year, twenty three entries have been se’ected and one of these girls will not only take back to her hometown the title of what has often been referred to as “the second most traveled beauty queen in America”, but she will also take with her $2,500.00 in scholarships, a new white con vertible which she will use until she returns a year from now to crown her successor, a personal appearance conrtact from Coca Cola, a gold engraved wrist watch, a $500.00 wardrobe and other prizes. She will represent Nc rth Carolina a full year across the naticn. Mirs Blair, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Grcensb' ro and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Neal Blair hos ret a record breaking number of i personal appearances this year with almost an average of one a dav. Her total is about 3M. She has trave'ed from the Atlan tic to the Pacific, fr< m tV Great Lakes to Florida, always representing her state with groat THE YANCEY RECORD Dedicated To The Progress Os Yancey County Burnsville, N.C. pride and dignity. When asked if she would be happy when it all ended, the lovely dark haired queen smiled and said, “I just don’t want to ta’k about it right now.” sfhe did, however, reflect in hei» voice that it mav be a rad moment for her, but she has another big event taking in her life exactly three weeks from that day. On July 15th she will be married to Mr. Richard Sain of Burlington. The 600 acres of purp'e rho dodendron on Roan Mountain are expected to be in full bloom during the festival. This is where the final moments of the contest is held in the gardens which gave her the title she will wear and talk about. scholarship program is - provided by a $1,000.00 check given by Mr. J. E. Broyhill, Chairman of the Board of Broy hill Furniture Company, in Le noir, a $1,000.00 savings bond by the Price Foundation, Ormond Beach, Florida, and a $500.00 scholarship to Blanton’s Busi ness College in Asheville. Price Foundation will also give a $500.00 Bond to the Ist runner-up, a $300.00 Bond to the second runner-up and a $200.00 Bond to the most talented non-finalist. Judges for this year’s Rhodod endron Festival will be arriving in Bakersville on Wednesday and Thursday where they will spend the <ext few days sifting the pages of information ana data supplied them by the Festival OFicia’s on each girl This alone will not assure any girl she will t>e winner what will count is how well she can handle her- self before people, and her beau ty, intelligence, as well as talent. Judges for the juni r Mss Pageant on Wednesday night will be: Mrs. Mercsr Lei Prce, Ormond Beach, Florida; and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ball of Charlotte, N. C. Filling the Judges chairs Thu rsday, Friday and Saturday are: Col. Mercer Lee Price, Presi dent, The Price Foundation, Ormcnd Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Doro thy Carter, Director of Miss Georgia Pageant, Valdosta, Ga.: Mr. Jerry Ball, Humble Oil Company, Charlotte, N. C.; Mrs. Faye Arnold Broyhill, (A former Miss North Carolina) Lenoir, N. C.; Mr. Robert H. Graham, Stock Broker, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mr. J. W. York, Chairman Conservation and Development Board, Ra’eigh, N. C.; and Mr. Lawrence Terrill, Disney Pic-' tures, Atlanta Division. Singing On The hltn. June 25 GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN— The sturdy slopes of Grandfath er Mountain will ring to Singing on the Mountain on June 25, as plans are completed for the 43rd annual gathering of one of the largest and most unusual re’ig irus singing conventions in the South. Continued on back Thursday, June 22,1967 NORTHWESTERN BANK JOINS AMERICAN EXPRESS BANK CREDIT CARD PUN NEW YORK American Ex press Company has announced that The Northwestern Sank has joined its new credit card plan. Under an agreement signed lait week, the bank and Ameri can Express Company will offer a jointly sponsored credit card carrying a minimum $2,000 line of credit plus all privileges of the existing American Express credit card. The plan was de signed for the convenience of people who ordinarily have sub stantial travel and entertain ment expenses, the company said. The new card will have The Northwestern Bank’s name on one side with American Exoress’ name on the other, and it will have immediate acceptance at all the establishments around the world that now honor the American Express credit card. It will be available through the bank to individuals who can meet the bank’s requirement frr an unsecured line of credit of $2,000 or more. The line of credit feature of the new card enables a mem ber to obtain funds at The Northwestern Bank in cash or Trave’ers Cheques or credited to his checking account. Similarly, the cardholder can obtain funds while away from home, any where in the world, at any of fice of American Express Com pany or its subsidiaries. He can purchase up to SSOO in Travelers Cheques at any office of the Company in the U. S„ and up to SI,OOO in Travelers Cheques at any of its subsidiary company * imijL .v.... w . - lye ll&J&i Ready to enter helicopter for a tour of Bald Mountain Devel opment are Mrs. Grace Banks, representing Yancey County Chamber of Commerce, Mayor elect James A. Anglin, Chair man Beard of County Commis sioner O. W. Deyton, Mayor R. K. Helmle. Bald Mountain Development Corp. was host to several coun ty and town officials and busi ness men yesterday afternoon. Included in the group taken on the tour were James Ray. Will iam A. Ranks. James Proffitt Nuoibur Forty Three offices overseas, and eha-"p ts e amount against his line of cred it at his home bank. As another feature of the p’an, the cardholder can trans fer his monthly travel and en tertainment charges into a loan against his bank line of credit. To do this, he will complete a simD’e form on the back of his monthly credit card statement. Iq case of a lost or stolen card, the bank's customers will have liability protection. Am erican Express assumes respon sibility for any fraudulent char ges at credit card establish ments against a lost or a stolen card, except for a SIOO deduc tible provision. However, if the company receives notice of a lost card before it is used fraudulently, the member is pro tected against all liability. To guard against fraud, the American Express Inspector’s Department, a world wide pri vate investigative force of sev eral hundred men, has been ex panded and will also protect the Bank Credit Card Plan. TTie company siad its original cards will continue in effect without change and members holding them will continue using them as before. However, those members in North Carolina who wish to obtain a bank credit card may apply for it at The Northwestern Bank, or any par ticipating bank, without extra charge. ir The Northwestern Bank cur rently operates 73 offices in Western and Piedmont North Carolina and will begin offering its new card shortly. and Dean Chrisawn. When completed the 5,000 acre development will have ski runs, chair lift, fishing lakes, golf course and a host of summer hemes. Many home and cottage sites have been sold, with construc tion underway on some of the houses. Many more beauittful building sites are available, and road construction and work on water systems, as well as on re creational facilities, is ‘being carried on at a fast pace.