Volume 32 Happy New Year qreetinqs to All WILBUR 6. HOWARD NAMED FHA SUPERVISOR IN YANCEY fjlk v? Mr. Melvin R. Hearn, State Director for the Fanners Heme Administration in North Caro lina, has announced the appoint ment of Mr. Wilbur G. Howard as County Supervisor for Yan cey County effective December JOHN L STKKLEY WILL BE IN BURNSVILLE JAN. 3 John L. Stickley, Republican Candidate for Governor in N. C., Vll be in Burnsville on Wednes day, Jan. 3, at 1:00 p. m., at which time a luncheon will be held for him at the Amber jack Restaurant. Mr. Stickley will make a short talk, and be glad to answer any quest ons. Every one is cordially invited to at tend the luncheon. Jchn L. Stickley, in his first try for political office, brings a broad background of business, religious and civc leadership to his present endeavcr. In addition to head ng his own firm he is an officer or director of Text le Realty Company. Stickley Textiles, Inc., Realde velco Corporation, Foremost Yam Mills, Inc., Rossville Spin nng Corporation, and Package Products Company, Inc. MR. STICKLEY has been ac tive in texti'e industry affairs, is a past offcer and charter r-ember of Carolina Yam Asso ciation and past president of the Greater Charlotte Textile Club. He ! s well known in service organization circles, having been identifed with the International Association of Lions Clubs for the past iff years on the Interna tional level. THE YANCEY RECORD 18, 1967. Mr. Howard succeeds Mr. W. Ralph Sechler who has accepted a similar position with headquarters at Graham, North Carolina. Mr. Howard has been working as Assistant County Supervisor in Burke and Catawba Counties since September 1966. Prior to that be was with the North Car olina Extension Service in Un ion County for four and one half years as Livestock Agent. He is a native of Edgecomb County and holds a BS and MS degree from the North Carolina State University in Animal Science. Mr. Howard’s family which of his wife, Thelma, and two sons, Ernie, age 13, and Robert, age 11, moved to burnsvuje on December 37th. They are Methodist and have been active in church and com munity activities in Newton where trey have been living, Mr. Howard is also a Mpy>n. The Howards are living in the Plato Penland house on West Main Street. As past international president during toe year, 1966-57, he vis ited some 73 countries and tra veled nearly 300,000 miles visit ing Lions and Lions projects throughout the world. He was a Trustee of the Peo- P’e to People formation estab -I'shed bv toe then President Eisenhower in .1956, and tor two terms was chairman of its Ser vice Organ’zaton. He is liried in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who ki Com merce and Industry and in the Southeast. A LIFE-LONG Baptist, he h*s been active in the religious ac tivities of his denomination and church. He is a life Deacon and char ter member of toe Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, taught a Bible School class for some 25 years, and is in demand a» a speaker not only in his own denominational circles, but others as well cu a state wide and regional basis. Notice A field represents t've from the Social Security Office will be in the Bumsv l’e Courthouse from 9:30 to 12 30 on Monday. Janu -orv 8 and on Monday, January 22nd. Burnsville, N.C. Thursday, December 28, 1967 Mrs. Mclntosh Named To Pisgah Scoot Coondl Post ■■■ * mKmk :.-v, v-- • * > 's> # * • i- ' ' MRS. REECE McINTOSH JR. has been named field supervisor by the Pisgah Girl Scout Council and will supervise Girl Scout activ.ties in Avery, Madison, Mitchell and Yancey counties. She received her degree in soc iology from the University of Ncrth Carolina at Greensboro and following her graduation be came a child welfare werker for the Richmond, Va., Soc al Ser vice Bureau. A resident of Bur nsville, Mrs. Mclntosh was a member of a Girt Scout troop organized by her mother, Mrs. James W. Proff fct. Her husband is a student at Mars Hill Col lege. The Pisgah Girl Scout Council serves 16 Western North Carolina counties. Student Night At First Baptist Chatch Sunday Student Night at Christmas will be held at First Baptist Church Sunday night at 7.30. Student night if an annual ser vice held each year by the col lege students of the church. This service wll replace the regular worship service. Immediately after this service the show ng of the Academy Award film, “Quo Vadis” will begin. This is a three hour, full color sound version of the film, featuring Debra Kerr and Rob ert Taylor. It will begin about •:15. A short devotional period will follow the showing of the film. There will also be an in termission during which time re freshments will be served. All members are expected to attend, and friends will be most welcome. This w'll be a good way to usher in the New Year. INCREASE IN POSTAL RATES IN EFFECT JANUARY 1 Increase rates for all classes of mail except parcel post and international mail will go into effect January 1, Postmaster Paul Buck reminded postal cus tomers today. “Even with the new rates of six cents for frst-class mail and 10 cents for air mail, postal ser vice is still a real bargain,” Postmaster Buck declared. “For s x cental you can send a letter to any of the 50 States, to any United States territory or pos session, to Canada or Mexico, or to an American serviceman statoned anywhere in the world.” Postmaster Buck pointed out that the new rate for post cards will be five cents and for air mail post cards eight cents. He sa d the added cent in the letter rate is a 20 per cemT in crease compared to a 24 per cent boost in the rates for mail ing newspapers and magazines and a 34 per cent hke for ad- - vertising circulars, “occupant” mail, and other material in the th rd-class category. The new rate of six cents per ounce for first-class mail ap plies up to 13 ounces and the new rate of 10 cents per ounce for air mail appl es up to 7 ounces. Under the new rate structure all first-class mail over 13 ounces and all air mail over 7 ounces w'U be merged into a single category. These heavier pieces of first class and air mal subject to toe single rate schedule will be de livered by toe fastest available means of transportation. A flat rate of 10 cents w ll be charged for all mail in this category up to one pound. For all mail weighing more than one pound, the present a‘r parcel post rates will continue to ap ply. except that the postage on matter weighing between one and five pounds will change at half-pound intervals rather than one pound Intervals. Postmaster Buck said that the new rate structure will mean a reduction of postage on some parcels. Another rate change that will effect the general public is the increase from four to six cents for toe first two ounces of indi vidual pieces of toird-class mail Unsealed greeting cards may be sent at this rate, Postmaster Buck said. He emphas zed that the new rate on unsealed greeting cards will net go into effect until Jan uary 7 and until then they can be mailed at the old rate of four cents. Pcs'. master Buck also noted Umt effect vo January 7 special handling will be available on Numbur Seventeen th : rd-class parcels weighing be tween e ght and sixteen ounces. Special handling has not been available on these parcels since 1958, when packages weighing between e'ght and sixteen oun ces were transferred from fourth to third-class mail. There will be nn changes in toe charges for spec ! al de’ivery, spec al handling, registered mail, certified mail, cash on delivery or insurance. Postmaster Buck said. “We have an ample supply of one-cent stamps on hand, Post master Buck sad, “for those people who have five-cent stamps and need one-cent stamps to make up the postage reou'red under toe new rates." Higher rates also will go Into effect January l for all categor ies of second-class ma l, b'j’k rate third-class mail, controlled circulation mail, and the educa t oral materials category of fourth-class maU Mailers using t*ese classes who need informa tion on the new rrtes contact toe local Post Office. Postmaster Paul Buck said. Boy Scoots Will Moot la Spruce Pine Explorers of the Bald Moun ta n and Toe Valley districts of the Boy Scouts of America will meet in Spruce Pine on Satur day, January 13, to engage in a rifle match. F ring will be done with single-shot 22 rifles on two indoor targets in the basement of the Spruce Pne Boy Scout Cabin. The match will be super vised and the targets which will be used are offcial National Rifle Association 22 calibra tar gets. High school boys are being invited from Marshall. Mars Hi* Burnsville, Bakersvflle. Hawk. Estatoe, Spruce Pine. Altapass, Newland and Banner E!k. Teams will be composed of four members each. AH those who attend are being a«,ked to bring a "bag lunch". Soft drinks and hot coffee will be available. The match will last from it a. m. to annroximatelv 2:60 p. m. At the cloee of the match the FxoWers will d’seuss the organization of a new District Frolorer Cabinet and nians for other activities dur ing the year.