North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 31
A special display of art works
by students attending “Painting
in the Mountains” will be on
view at the “Summer Ellery".
located around the corner from
the Nu-Wray Inn in Burnsville,
the weekend of July 25th thro
ugh the 30th..
For this exhibition the “Sum
mer Gallery” will be open Sun
day, July 30th, from noon until
5:00 p. m. The public is cordi
ally invited to view the paint
ings during these hours espec
ially. The gallery will be open
Friday and Saturday of this
week during its usual hours
2 to 4:00 p. m. Works to be seen
will include landscapes of local
scenes, still life and portraits of
Burnsville models painted in
watercolor, oil, casein and pastel.
A number of local students
have enrolled this season in the
painting classes. They include
Miss Betty Bennett, Miss Mary
Hess, Miss Rosemary Kampf
and Miss Mitzi Presnell. Their
work will be displayed along
with pictures by other students.
All the works shown will be
paintings done by students while
attending “Painting in * the
Currently enrolled in “Paint
ing in the Mountains” classes,
in addition to those previously
listed, are Mrs. Sally Aimer of
Charleston, S. C, Mrs. R. D.
Barton, Jr., and Mrs. Frank B.
For the Yancey County Cham
ber of Commerce, the Arts and
Crafts Festival is one of the
biggest public events to be spon
sored by the organization. This
year the festival will be held on
Friday and Saturday, August 11
and 12.
Although the Festival has been
held here for several years, last
year was the first to be spon
sored by the Chamber of Com
merce-All the former years
have been very successful, how
ever, last year it was estimated
that over 3,000 people attended.
Chamber of Commerce offi
cials estimate that at least 35
mountain crafts artists will be
participating in the Festival this
year. And usually the products
made, displayed and sold range
from hooked rugs to wrought
Mrs. Mary Ann Wampler is
cha’rman of the Hostess Com
Ray V. Miller will be in char
ge of entertainment, with Char
les Wesson as master of cere
monies. It has been planned
that some kind of special enter
tainment will be furnished every
half hour during the Festival.
A street dance is scheduled for
Friday night, with a good band
and good square dance callers.
Last year’s chicken barbecus
was f-o successful that plans this
year call for the chickens tc be
placed over the charcoal early
cii'High to begin serving by
Burnsville, N.C.
Carpenter, both of Augusta, Ga.;
Mrs. Floyd Davis of Ft. Lauder
dale, Fla. and Burnsville; Miss
Camilla Danforth of Augusta,
Ga.; Mrs. H. J. Faunce of Day
tona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. E. L.
Harkey of Raleigh, N. C.; Mrs.
J. H. Deald of McLean, Va.;
Miss Ellen Maurice of Eagle
Springs, N. C.; Mrs. E. J. Seb
ring of Summerville, S. C.; and
Mrs. E. T. Ridgeway of Colum
bia, S. C., and Little Switzer
land, N. C.
Two of these currently dis
playing works, Miss Bennett and
Miss Presnell, are attending
classes on scholarships offered
by* “Painting in the Mountains”. ,
These scholarships will be offer
ed each year to young men and
women of the Burnsville area
who are of high school age and
who show particular aptitude
in art. Prospective students in
terested in applying for the
scholarships offered in the 1968
session are invited to contact
the directors, Mr. Bryans or Mr.
Kivette at P. O. Box 182, Burns
ville, or at the Nu-Wray Inn for
an interview to be held before
August 4, 1961.
Although the classes of “Paint
ing in the Mountains" have been
filled to capacity since the op
ening date this year, a few
places will be available for stu
dents wanting to enroll for the
weeks starting July 31 and
August 7th.
11:00 a. m. Saturday morning.
Mr: and Mrs. Jack Edge are in
charge of the barbecue, and it
is expected that 1500 people will
be served barbecue chicken be
fore the dav is over.
The Festival will begin at
11:00 a. m. Friday morning and
continue through Saturday, Aug
ust 12.
Chest X-Rays
Announced By
Health Dept.
Chest X-rays for some local
people in certain fields has been
announced. The T. B. Central
Section of North Carolina, the
State Board of Health, and the
local Health Department are
making these X-ray examina
tions possible.
According to the announcement
fourteen by seventeen inch film
will be made on persons who
have had contact with the dis
ease, and persons referred by
private physicians for X-rays.
Also the examination will be
given school teachers, beauti
cians, food handlers, dairy work
ers, bus drivers and janitors at
The nv bile unit will be locat
ed at the health Department
Center in Burnsville July 28 and
3’ August 1 2. 3. 4. 3 and 7.
Dedicated To Tie Protest Os Yencey Cennty
MRS. J. W. RAY, Sr.
Mrs J.. Willard Ray, Sr. 80,
of Burnsville, died in her home
Tuesday morning following a
period of declining health.
She was a lifelong resident of
Yancey County and a daughter/
of the late Charlie and Elizabeth
Young McClurd.
Surviving beside the husband
are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth
Sholes and Mrs. G. Leslie Hen
sley, and two sons, Roy and
James Ray, and a sister, Mrs.
Alice Ray, all of Burnsville; six
grandchildren and three great
-~ 1 ; Services will be held at 10 a.
m. today, Thursday in Higgins
Memorial Methodist Church.
The Rev. J. M. G. Warner and
the Rev. A. Z. Jamerson will
officiate. Burial will be in Hol
combe Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Norman
and Jimmy Ray, James Warren
Sholes, Edwin Quinn, Billy Ray
Riddle and Latt Fox.' -
Dewey G. Robinson, 59, of the
Phipps Creek section, died un
expectedly Saturday in a local
physician’s office after an ap
parent hegrt attack.
He was a Madison County na
tive and had been living in
Yancey County 25 years.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Dorothy Wilson Robinson; a
step-daughter, Miss Carolyn
Edwards of the home; four sis
ters, Mrs. Vemie Riddle of
Asheville, Mrs. Pansy Norton of
Bristol, Tenn., Mrs. Mamie
Banks of Burnsville and Mrs.
Vein Bradley of Newport News,
Va.; five brothers, Guy, Burgin,
Raleigh and Leonard, all of
Asheville, and Fred Robinson
of Mars Hill.
Services were held at 2:30 p.
m. Monday in Paint Gap Bap
tist Church near Mars Hill.
Tha Rev. J. R. Surrett and
the Rev. Lyman Rich officiated.
Burial was in the church ceme
tery. |
• C'aude E. Dale, 45, died in a,
Buncombe County hospital Mon
day night, July 17, after a long
He was a painter and floor
finisher and a veteran of World
War 11. He was the son of Mrs.
Missouri B. Dale of Green
Mountain and the late Wesley
v Dale.
Survivors in addition to the
mother include the widow, Mrs.
George Harding Dale; a daugh
ter, Donna Kaye, and a son,
Doyle Dale, both of the home;
four sisters, Mrs. Claude Bar
rier of Drexel, Mrs. George
Murphy and Mrs. L. J. Wilson
of Marion; Mrs. Vaughn Davis
of Spruce Pine; five brothers,
Jay and Joe of Green Mountain,
Phillip of Pounding Mill, Va.,
Wade of Hickory and Lloyd C.
Dale of Frederick. Md.
Services were held at 2:30 p.
m. Thursday in Pleasant Gap
Baptist Church of which he was
a member.
The Rev. C. J. Duvall and the
Rev. Lida Ray officiated. Bur
ial was in t red Young Cemetery.
Thursday, July 27, 1967
Bank Directors
Meet Here
Approximately 35 members of
the Board of Directors of the
Northwestern Bank met in Bur
nsville yesterday. The meeting
was held in the Community
Building, and the directors and
bank officials had lunch at the
Nu-Wray Inn following the
Officers representing the
bank, whose home office is in
North Wilkesboro, N. C., were
D. Vernon Deal, Senior Vice
President and Secretary; Edwin
Duncan, Jr., Senior Vice Presi
dent; Edward P. Bell, Vice Pre
sident and Auditor; Garland
Johnson, Vice President; and
Mrs. Sue L. Alfriend, Vice Pre
sident and Advertising Manager
for the bank.
The members of the Board of
Directors were from the North
WmneTßT-rraaafc— mmmm at worth
western and Piedmont North
Carolina, where the bank has
more than sixty bank offices and
On June 30, 1967 the bank
had total resources of over $351
million, with more than $307
million in deposits.
B. R. Penland of Burnsville
is a member of the Board of
Guests at the luncheon other
than the Board of Directors of
the local bank were Mayor
James A. Anglin, Robert K.
Helmle, ex-mayor, and Rev.
Woodward Finley.
Rev. Finley who is president
of the Yancey County Chamber
of Commerce, welcomed the
Directors and talked on the
economy of Yancey County. In
his talk Rev. Finley emphasis
ed the work of Director B. R.
Penland with the bank here and
with the economy of the county
as a whole.
Floyd Franklin, 59, of Rt. 4,
died unexpectedly Saturday at
his home of an apparent heart
He was a lifelong resident of
Yancey County and a farmer.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Belle Edwards Franklin; two
daughters. Miss Fay Franklin
and Mrs. Virginia Lee McCurry
of Burnsville Rt. 4; three sons,
Ralph and Ezra Hoyett of Bur
nsville and J. C. Franklin of
Morgan ton; two sisters, Mrs.
Cora Cutshall of Marshall and
Mrs. Arphene Harris of Pacolet
Mills, S. C.; five brothers, Nor
man, Lee and Ray of Asheville,
Willard of Atlanta and Junior
Franklin of Pacolet Mills; nine
Services were held at 2 p. m.
Monday in Higgins Free Will
Baptist Church.
The Rev. Nyram Phillips of
ficiated. Burial was in Higgins
Number Forty Seven ;
This Friday, July 28, Parkway
Playhouse swings into its 21st
season—and "swings” is really
the word. Once again laughter
will fill the Playhouse as POOLS
PARADISE initiates this sea
son’s fine schedule of shows.
Those who remember last sea
son’s opener, SEE HOW THEY
RUN, will be delighted to know
Philip King, is the successor to
that hilarious play. Many faces
will be familiar as seme of last
year’s most delightful charac
ters return for more shenani
gans. The Rev. Mr. Lionel Toop
returns with his wife, Penelope.
Her uncle, the Bishop of Lax,
will once again visit the Vicar
age. The Toop family maid, the
delightful and zany Ida, is also
cn hand. A trip to the Parkway
Playhouse for any of the four
exciting performances, July 28,
29, 31, and August l, will also
introduce a brand-new charac-
Brings, Ida’s bov-
Willie and Ida get mixed up
in a football betting pool and
the hilarity mounts as the two
believe they have won 200,000
British pounds. Os course things
r.ever run smoothly at the Vic
arage and comp’ications set in
in the guise of Miss Skillon,
that laughable, lovable pillar of
Rev. Toop’s parish. Add the
Rev. Mr. Humphrey, the visit
ing minister, and watch the
laughter reach as high as Mount
Mitchell itself, laughter guaran
teed to make the sides ache.
Returning to recreate the rol
es they played last year are
John Allee from George Wash
ington University as Rev. Mr.
Tocp; Jo Carson from Ehst
Tennessee State University as
Ida, the maid; and Lauren K.
Woods, Assistant Professor of
Speech and Drama at Monmouth
College, New Jersey, as the Bis
hop of Lax. Bill Cwikowski, a 1 so
from Monmouth College, will be
Ida’s boyfriend, Willie Briggs.
They say variety is the spice
of life and a variety of new
faces at the Vicarage this year
add that spice. AmeUa Penland
of Burnsville, a drama major at
the University of North Carolina
at Greensboro, begins her sec
ond year at Parkway as Pene
lope; Hugh Dial, also of UNC-G,
portrays the Rev. M. Humphrey;
and Evelyn Winston, head of
theatre at Stratford College in
Danville, Va., appears as Miss
Skilloa. The situations the sev
en characters get into only lead
to more shenanigans and excite
ment, in the Parkway Play
house’s opening show, POOLS
PARADISE. The dates are
July SB, 29, 31, and August 1,
at 8:00 p. m.
Season tickets may be purch
ased from the Chamber of Com
merce. Pollard’s Drug Store,
the Nn-Wray Inn, the Playhouse]
or any member of the * Men’s

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