North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 31
Eppley Leaves WAMY
Ernest D. Eppley, Executive
Director of ty.A.M.Y. C mmun
ity Acticn, has accepted a posi
tion with the North Carolina
Fund and will be leaving the lo
cal organization on Sep’erhber
10, it was announced Tuesday
by Dr. W. H. Plemmons, chair
man if the W.A.M.Y. Board of
In announcing Eppley’s resig
nation, Dr. Plemmcns stated
that he and the Board deeply
regretted Eppley’s decision to
resign and praised his three
years of work with the local
In Durham, North Carolina
Fund Director George Esser
stated that Eppley’s new posi
tion will include work with 11
community action agencies in
North Carolina, inc’uding W.A.
M. Y.„ that receive financial sup
port from the North Carolina
He will work on evaluation of
the 11 agencies, and will provide
advice and assistance to the
agencies on problems and spec
ial projects.
“Ernest Eppley has assemb
led an outstanding staff and,
supported by a hard-working,
sensitive beard of directors, has
built a strong program,” Esser
said. “His system for coordinat
ing activities of local agencies
is especially outstanding. The
Incentive Grants program f:r
small neighborhood group im
provement projects has attract
ed nationwide attention.”
“W.A.M.Y. also has developed
many solutions to problems of
administering antipoverty pro
grams over large geographic
areas,” Essei* continued, "reach
ing people in out of the way lo
cations while still maintaining
dose coordination with the pro
gram’s administration.”
Eppley became Executive Dir
ector of W.A.M.Y. in September
of 1964, and was the first person
employed by the newly-formed
Under his direction, W.A.M.Y.
and the local school systems de
veloped and operated one of the
first Head Start Programs in
the nation in the summer of
1965. The local Neighborhood
Youth Corps program was also
one of the first to be operated
in the country, and the two pro
grams are now ranked among
the best now in operation.
Other new programs which
have been taken up by other
community action agencies are
the Friendly Home Visitor,
Mountain Crafts, and Incentive
Grants programs. Several other
CAA’s supported by the N. C.
Fund are now operating Incen
tive Grant programs, which pro
vide small communities with
financial help on community
In his letter of resignation to
Dr. Plemmons, Eppley stated,
"I am pleased to report that t
shall be leaving behind the most
competent staff that can be
fetnd in a community action
program in North Carolina I
am pertain that the staff and
bt ard can move f< rward in the
years ahead to even greater ac
Burnsville, N.C.
Dr. Plemmcns said that a new
executive director would be
named in the near future by the
B ard cf Directors of W.A.M.Y.
Community Action, Inc.
Football Little
There will be an organization
al meeting at East Yancey High
School Thursday evening, August
24 at 7:30 p. m. to organize a
Little League Football program.
All interested parents who will
have boys playing and other in
terested • persons are urged to
The coaching will be super
vised by Gene Ledfcrd and the
player:} will be boys from the
6th, 7th, and Bth, grades at
Burnsville, Micaville and Pen
sacola Elementary schools.
The coaches and boys will
meet Saturday morning at East
Yancey field for their first ses
sion. * *
To enable the boys to partici
pate in this program the boy
and his father should attend the
organizational meeting Thursday
Panthers Meet Owen
High Friday Night
East Yancey gridders launch
a new season of football Friday
night when the Panthers meet
Buncombe’s Owen High School
team on the East Yancey field
Although Owen lost most of its
first stringers last year, opinion
is that the team will still be
stnng. This cpinion is drawn
from the fact that Owen is a
large school and has more ma
terial to draw from than Yan
cey’s two high schools.
Although East Yancey lost
feur of its first stringers. Coach
Deyton has shifted positions
with the more experienced play
ers, which should work out for
a good team this season.
\ .
Newdale F.D. To Spenser
The Newdale Volunteer FTre
Department will sponsor an All-
Gospel Singing Friday. Septem
ber Ist, at the East Yancey High
School. The Peake Family from
Weaverville; The Happy Hearts
Quartet cf Black Mountain; the
True Gospel Quartet from Bar
nard.'villc; The Metcalf Family
from Ba’-nardsville, are among
the many s nqors who will ap
pear on the pr- gram The pub
Dedicated! To The Progress Os Yancey County
Airman Bailey
Airman 3c John Richard Bai
ley, son of Mr. nad Mrs. Rotha
Bailey of 43 Ra’eigh Rd„ Ashe
ville, formerly of Burnsville has
been graduated frem Aircraft
Maint. School at Chanute AFB,
Calif. He took his basic training
at Amarillo AFB, Texas, and is
taking fuither training at Travis
AFB. Calif., before leaving for
duty in Vietnam on Sept. 23.
Bai'ey is a graduate cf Cane
River High School and Blanton’s
Business College.
He recently spent a 28 day
leave with his parents, friends
and relatives in Burnsville.
Thursday, Avgust 24, 1967
Friday night’s game with
Owen may be an indication of
what to expect from the Panth
ers this season.
Aug. 25 Owen, here
Sept. 1 Mars Hill, there
Sept. 8 Cane River, here
Sept. 14 Rosman, there
Sept. 22 Marshall, there
Sept. 29 Spruce Pine, here
Oct. 6 Bakersville, here
Oct. 13 Hot Springs, here
Oct. 20 Cloudland, there
Oct. 27 Cranberry, there
The games with Owen and
Clcudland are non-conference
lie is cordially invited.
The Newdale Volunteer r>>
partment will also have on Sat
urday night, September 2nd, i s
annual chicken barbecue, begin
ning at 11:00' a. m. and lasting
until all food is sold. The barbe
cue will be held at the Newdale
Fire Department Building on
Highway 19E, about a quarter
mile west of th«< bridge
Our Own Amelia Penland
Takes Lead In Final
Playhouse Production
Amelia Penland of Burnsville,
a rising junior at the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro,
plays the Carol Burnett role in
Parkway Playhouse’s final pro
duction of season, ONC3 UPON
A MATTRESS. The delightful
musical plays this week-end and
Monday and Tuerday nights of
next week, August 25, 26, 28. and
29. Curtain time is at 8 p m.
the satirical version so an old
fairy tale, is the “inside story”
of what really happened to the
famous princess who was so
sensitive that she couldn’t sleep
on twenty downy mattresses
when one pea was placed under
neath. King Sextimus has been
placed under a witch’s curse and
will never talk again until the
“mouse devours the hawk.” The
domineering Queen Agravain
has decreed that no one in the
kingdem shall wed until Prince
Dauntless is married to a true
princess of royal blood. Eleven
have failed the queen’s royalty
test, to the* dismay of all y-ung
lovers, especially Lady Larken
and Sir Harry who want very
much to get married. A new
erntender, Princess Winnifred,
wins the favor of Dauntless by
athletically swimming the meat.
The queen is determined to eli
minate “Fred” by the Pea Test.
But when Winnifred doesn’t
sleep a wink, the queen is livii.
To protect the Princess, Daunt
less shouts his Mother down
the mouse. has devoured the
hawk. The kingdem is restored
to order and everyone rejoices.
Bill Cwikowski, recent gradu
ate of Monmouth College in
New Jersey, is the dauntless
Prince Dauntless. Cwkowski
played Jack Manningham in
Parkway Playhouse’s mystery
of the season, ANGEL STREET,
and Willie Briggs, a comic lead,
in POOLS PARADISE. This fall
Bill will enter Smith College on
an acting assistantship to pur
sue the master’s degree in
Lady Larken is portrayed by
Candy Coles, who played the
heroine in last week’s melodra
ma at Parkway and is a gradu
ate in drama from Mars Hill
College. Last summer Candy
toured with Shirley Jones in a
New York production of THE
SOUND OF MUSIC. In college
she played several leading roles,
including Viola in TWELFTH
NIGHT and Nancy Twinkle in
Paul Elliott of Nashville, Ten, plays Sir Harry. Elliott
has a varied background in
theatre, including experience at
Gerrge Peabody College, Mary
ville College, and the State Uni
versity cf Icwa. This fall he wiU
enter UNC-G to work toward the
master’s degree.
Alyscn Tanner, who will enter
Arizona University this fall, will
be the domineering Queen Agra
vain. Miss Tanner is from Mia
mi. Florida
Number Fifty One
is directed by Ralph Kerns,
managing director of the Park
way Playhouse. Mr. Kerns is on
the staff cf the Drama and
Speech Department at the Uni
versity of N. C. at Greensboro.
He directed Parkway’s opening
show of the season, POOLS
will pllay at the Parkway Play
house August 25, 25, 28, and 29.
The box office in Burnsville is
open daily except Sundays from
9:00 to 9:00 p. m. Curtain is at
E:CO p. m.
Two Farmers
Will Win
Yancey CC
Certain farmers growing in
tensive crops this year may win
rewards frem a source other
than from the fruits of their
-' labor.
The Yancey County Chamber
of Commerce has announced it
/ will provide SSO in prize money
to two farmers in the County.
It will be awarded at the dis
cretion of the judges to the top
two growers of intensive culture
crops. Intensive culture crops
may include tomatoes, peppers,
beans or other horticultural
crops grown commercially. The
winners will be presented a
certificate along with the m-ney
at a date to be announced in the
The judges will be members
cf the Chamber of Commerce
Agricultural Task Force Com
mittee. Judging will be carried
out during the peak of the sea
son for these errps. Some of the
items emphasized in judging
will be general appearance, dis
ease and insect control, fertili
zation, ercsicn control and re
Mrs. Robertson
Wins Flower
Garden Award
The “Garden of the Month"
selections for the summer sea
son have been announced by the
Burnsville Garden Club.
The flower garden of Mrs.
Ray Robertson, of Bald Creak,
was chosen as “Garden of tkft
Month" for May.
“Flower Garuen of the Month
of June" was awarded to Ms-
Ike Laukhrun.
“Garden of the Month" for
July was the flower garden of
Mrs. Ernest Briggs.
Mrs. Hershel Holc-mbe’s flow
er garden was chosen for the
“Garden of the Month" for Aug

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