North Carolina Newspapers

    Volume 32
Happy New Year qreetinqs to All
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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. 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
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.
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
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
A LIFE-LONG Baptist, he h*s
been active in the religious ac
tivities of his denomination and
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.
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
Burnsville, N.C.
Thursday, December 28, 1967
Mrs. Mclntosh
Named To
Pisgah Scoot
Coondl Post
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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
This w'll be a good way to
usher in the New Year.
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
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
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
“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
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.

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