North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 31
Wilderness Park Under
One of the double grills at the
picnic and camp area of Moun
tain Wilderness Park near Pen
saccla School. Although much
work will still be done to the
area, the sight is available for
picnics now.
Mountain Wilderness Park has
been planned and is now under
construction by Ray V. Miller
Clnb Begins Project At
Nnrsing Home
On Monday morning several
members of the Carolina Hem
lock Junior Woman's Club began
a project they planned over two
months ago, and, H is hoped, one
that will continue for sometime.
The project is the beautification
of the grounds at Sun Valley
Nursing Home.
As the photograph above
shows, the girls worked hard
planting 90 purple and white
petunias on each side of the re
cently completed walkway at the
main entrance.
Burnsville, N.C.
of Pensacola. When the park is
completed, facilities will be
available for a large number of
campers, with evnp
space across the river from the
And only a few yards from the
camp area is a 2600-foot landing
strip for “fly-in” conventions
and camping.
The Club p’ans to plant shrub
bery perhaps a piece at a
time, considering the limited
funds of the Club in the fall.
This project will continue throu
gh the coming year.
Anyone who has shrubbery to
donate that is suitable for use
in landscaping at the nursery
'N home might contact one of the
members of the committee. They
are Mrs. Tom Weeks, Chairman,
Mrs. Jerry Holcombe, Mrs.
Frank Parker, Mrs. Garland
Wampler and Mrs. Woody Finley
Dedicated To The Progress Os Yancey County
White Oak
The White Oak Creek Com
munity Club’s first Fourth of
July celebration was a great
success. The road was lined with
an appreciative audience as the
parade, organized by the Boys'
and Girls’ Club, went by.
It was led by the flag bearer,
followed by. drum majorettes,
and flanked by two “police”.
The fife and drum corps intro
duced the Court of the Tomato
Kingdom. Also represented were
Uncle Sam and the Statue of
Liberty. There were decorated
bicycles and clowns too. The
members of the parade were re
sidents and visitors of White
Oak Creek Road, and helpful
adults to drive the tractor and
After the parade was over 75
people met at the home of Mary
Jane Ballew fir a covered dish
William G. Burleson of New
lancl played the banjo; Gerald
Maples of Newiai.d played the
harmonica and guitar and WTtfir
er Bentley of Newland and Mor
low Geouge of Travelers Rest,
S. C„ played guitars, providing
mbsic for listening and singing.
It was such a pleasure to all
who attended, that plans are al
ready being made to make this
an annual community celebra
tion. It is hoped the musicians
will also be able to come again.
Produeers Get
Option On
Imarket Site
The Board of Directors of the
newly formed Yancey Producers
Association nas taken an option
to purchase the Elwood Smith
property for the new market
site. This property is located at
the intersection of old 19E and
one block west of Johnson and
All potential and present toma
to growers will be contacted by
the Board of Directors regarding
the property, purchase of equip
ment, and building costs. (The fi
nancing will be done through
stock and leans that are avail
able to cooperatives. Directors of
the cooperative are John Powers,
Ernest Hylemon, Yates Deyton,
Mack Wilson, - Tim Byrd, and
John Ramsey.
E. L. Dillingham, County Ex
tension Chairman, said that it
would net be possible to get the
building erected and the market
in operation to take care of the
years tomatoes but that definite
agreements have been made
with the firm that will be the
sales agency after the market
is in operation to buy the toma
toes through Marshall at the
Mato Packing Company.
Frr further information, gjease
contact the Cunty Extension
Office or one of the Directors.
Tktrsdty , Jily 6, 1967
Registration Os Students At
Playhouse To Be Greater This
Painting Classes
Second Season
The second summer of “Paint
ing in the Mountains”—classes
in representational drawing and
painting—will be held this year
from July 10 through August 18
in Burnsville, under the direc
tion of John Bryans and Everett
Mr. Bryans, who mainta ; ns a
studio in Arlington, Virginia,
has been an instruct r in private
classes in Arlington and in
Washington, D. C.. for the pa~t
fifteen years and is a member
of the faculty of the McLean.
Virginia, Arts Center. Mr. Ki
vettq divides his time between
-Cliff. New
York, ant! Burnsville. Both ar
tists have shown their work in
one man and group shows in
several states, and their paint
ings hang in collections through
out the eastern U. S.
“Painting <n the Mountains”
was established by the instruc
tors last summer with a view to
continuing the tradition of sum
mer art classes in Burnsville,
wbe-e they both studied for
several jyears with the late
Frank Stanley Herring, who
conducted classes there for more
than a decade. Registration laot
summer and this includes stud
ents from many different states.
A summer art ga’lery, around
the corner from the Nu-Wray
Inn, will be open during the six
weeks that classes are in ses
sion, displaying the work of the
instructors, of other profession
al artists, and from time to time
of students in the classes.
Additional information may be
obtained by writing to “Paint
ing in the M'njntsi"*! ” P. 0. Box
182, Burnsville, N. C.
Inspectors For Fisheries Songht
Officials of the Deoartment of
Conservation and Development
and the State Personnel Depart
ment have begun a recruitment
campaign for vacancies in the
Division of Commercial and
Sports Fisheries. These young
men will fill positions as Fish
eries Inspectors on the North
Carolina coast.
Written inquiries from men
interested in the positions should
be received by the North Caro
lina State Personnel Department,
Pest Office Box 328, Raleigh,
North Carolina, no later than
July 5. These jobs involve inspec
tion of commercial fishing oper
ations and enforcement of laws
and regulations concerning sea
food. Issuing commercial fish
ing licenses, patrolling fishing
Nunbur Forty-Five
Ralph Kerns, managing direc
tor of Parkway Playhouse, re
ports that there will be at least
twenty-five students in the com
pany of the summer theatre
this year. This is more than last ~
year and is an enc suraljing sign.
With the recent approval of a
grant by the state legislature,
Parkway hopes to begin an up
ward trend in various aspects
cf its operation enrollment,
facilities, and quality of pro
Students will be from eight
rtates and the District of Colum
bia. North Carolina has the
greatest representation, with a
third of the company being tr-rm
this state, two cf these being
Burnsville residents Ameia
Penland and Bunny Bennett.
Another local girl, Jeanne Ray,
will be in charge of ushers this
year. Other states represented
are; New York, New Jersey,
Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama,
Georgia and Florida.
There are students or staff
-members from the following col
leges and universities: UNC
Greerisbcro College, Mar*- Hill
College and Gardner-Webb Col
lege, all in North Carolina;
Monmouth and Douglass Colleg
es in New Jersey; Pennsylvan
ia Stare University- East Ten
nessee State UnwerWyt’ - ~
ge Washington University; Str
atfrrd College in Virginia; the
University of Miami; and Gus
tavus Adolphus College in Min
C'eanup of apartments and
dormitory continued this week,
with the company due to arrive
on the 18th. Season ticket sa'es
also continue. They are avail
ab’e at Pollard’s Drug Store,
the Chamber of Commerce
Building, or fr m anv member
cf the Men’s* Club. Cattail resi
dents may contact Mrs. Grace
The first p’ay on July
28th. Weekly productions follow
through Aumist 29th, p'aving
Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays,
Tuesdays. Five p'avs will be
presented during this 2*st sea
son of Burnsville’s Parkway
waters, and inspecting fishing
boats are other aspects of this
Before being accepted, the ap
plicants must pass a written ex
amination, physical tests, back
ground investigations, and per
sonal interviews. Candidates
must be between 21 and 40; be
5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet 6 indi
es tall; and weigh between 140
and 235. Other qualifications in
clude being a resident of North
Carolina for a year, a United
States citizen, and a high school
Persons who are accepted will
attend a short school conducted
by the University of North (Jar
c >na. The beginning salary for
the inspector jobs is $5484 per

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