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MARTY MIM MACK, 8, of Santa Clara, Calif., is no Sunday
painter. The 1970 National March of Dimes Poster Boy devotes
the same serious attention to painting that he does to school and
sports. The March of Dimes, serious about prevention of birth
defects, supports a year-round program of research, education,
patient and community services. Birth defects strike 250,000
America* babies annually. You can help by giving to the March
of Dimes s.i January.
Gospel
Singing
Buncombe County March
of Dimes is sponsoring a gos
pel singing at the Asheville
City Auditorium on Saturday
fright, January 24,1970. There
will be no admission charge,
but there will be a free will
offering taken for the March
of Dimes, One hundred per
cent of the proceeds will go
to the Buncombe County March
of Dimes with all singers and
all who are working on the
project donating their time.
We invite all .gospel singers
som Western North Carolina
and Eastern Tennessee to take
part in this singing and the
public is urged to attend. Ed
Ball is to be Master of Cere -
monies.
SIOO Reward
Is Offered
A SIOO.OO Reward is being
offered to anyone with infor -
mation leading to the Arrest
and Conviction of person or
persons damaging the news
paper racks of the Asheville Ci
tizen Times.
For further information call
the Sheriff or the Police De -
port me nt in Burnsville.
Agriculture Commissioner Announces That
NC Will Not Register DDT For Some Uses
The North Carolina Depart'
ment of Agriculture will not
register DDT and related pes
ticides for certain uses in
Agriculture Commissioner J.
A. Graham has announced.
Hie commissioner said he
has notified manufacturers and
distributors of pesticides that
the Department will not regis
ter dining this year the label
of any DDT product for the
following:
—All uses on shade trees,
including elm trees for con
trol of the elm bark be etle
which transmits the Ditch elm
disease.
—All uses on tobacco.
--All uses in or around the
house, except limited uses for
control of disease vectors as
determined by public health
officials.
--All uses in aquatic en -
vironments, marshes, wetlanck,
and adjacent areas, except
for those which are essential
for the control of disease vec
tors as determined by public
health officials.
Graham also said that DDD
(TDE), aldrin, dieldrin, hepta
chlor, chlordane and lindane
would not be registered for
use on tobacco; He explained
that this action was made "in
the light of recent recommen
Thursday, Jaaaary 15, 1970
Sub-Zero Temp Freezes
Pipes, Closes Schools
The idyllic holiday snow
scene turned into a nightmare
last weekend when below freez
ing temperatures and impassa -
blp roads created havoc in
many areas.
Temperatures dropped to
record lows all over Western
North Carolina during the week
and stayed there, causing se
veral emergency situations to
develop. The Yancey County
Country Store on Bumsvill e 1 s
Town Square recorded a low
of -6 degrees below zero on
their front porch, but reports
from the Green Mountain area
indicate that the temperature
dropped to-10 to-12 degrees
below zero in that area. A
spokesman at the Mt. Mitchell
station said the temperature on
Mt. Mitchell reached -24 last
Wednesday night. A strong
dations by the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture 's
Pesticide Advisory Committee
and/or the North Carolina St*
University's Pesticide Advisory
Committee.
He explained that the ac -
tion on all these products was
taken for four reasons:
1) Recommendations by
North Carolina State Universi
ty indicate that suitable sub
stitutes are available.
2) North Carolina's export
tobacco markets may be ad
versely affected by the pre -
sence of residues of these
pesticides on tobacco.
3) Some pests will no
longer be effectively control
led by some of these material
to which they have built up a
resistance.
4) Residues of these pesti
cides have persisted and are
now present'in detectable qmn
tities in many target and non
target segments of our environ
ment.
The North Carolina insecti
cide law requires registration
and label approval by State
Department of Agriculture aid
the commissioner warned that
anyone selling the products la
beled for these uses in 19 70
will be in violation of the law
and subject to its penalties.
wind, blowing at the same time
temperatures were dropping,
contributed to the excessively
cold weather.
According to Mrs. Dora Ro
berts at City Hall in
sixty to seventy-five peop 1 e
called in to report frozen water
pipes since Saturday morning
Bobby Angel, whose welding
machine was pressed into emer
gency service, provided the
- safest and speediest means of
thawing out the pipes. He and
his assistant worked the
weekend, and are still working
on frozen pipes throughout the
area.
One of the places most dis -
rupted was the Yancey County
Child Development Center- a
Day Care Center for the child
ren of working mothers. The
center had to send the children
"I also urge farmers and
other users of insecticides to
refrain from using any stocks
of these materials on hand,
or illegally labeled for such
uses," he said.
Sthool Survey
New Completed
Landrum Wilson, Superin -
tendent has informed the
Yancey Record that the School
Survey has been compiled. Of
ficial copies have been placed
in each school. Interested ci
tizens are encouraged to con
tact the school principal in
your district to check out a
copy to read and evaluate. A
few copies can be checked out
at Ihe Superintendent's office.
Contents of the survey co -
ver the following topics: The
Yancey County Community,
School Finance, school popu
lation and projection, school
facilities and the school system,
summary and recommendation
A public hearing will be
conducted March 13, at 7:30
in the court room. All citizen
are invited and encouraged to
attend. Various Department
of Instruction peoonnel will
be in attendance.
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home early last week vhenthe
pipes froze. Since the hotwa
ter heater was connected with
the furnace, there was danger
of the boiler exploding. The
furnace was temporarily shut
down to eliminate this hazard,
but the welders had difficulty
clearing the pipes and were un
able to thaw the ice as late
as Monday. The children all
showed up Tuesday morning at
the unheated building and had
to be sent home again.
According to another report
received, Principal of Bumailb
Elementary School, Ed Hunter,
"babysat" the water pipes at
that institution for two conse -
cutive nights. He was appar -
ently successful in keeping the
pipes in working condition.
A main water pipe in back -
of the Post Office in Burnsville
froze. When the welding mach
ine finally thawed the ice, a
jet of icy water gushed from a
break in the pipe and flooded
the area. Many men had to
work hours in the freezing water
to repair the break.
Reverend McDonald reports
that in the First Baptist Church
building onj of the. heating mte
froze. After successfully re «T~
pairing the unit, the repairman
announced that there was a
flood in the boiler room. Four
water pipes were found to have
burst from ice pressure.
Knowledgable people in the
area let their water taps run al
night during tire freezing wea -
ther to prevent ice from form
ing. Those who didn’t, and
woke up one morning to find
themselves without water, cer
tainly are more knowledg a b le
now. life without water -for
any length of time - poses in
numerable problems.
Schools in Yancey County
have keen closed since Tues
day, January 6th. Roads are
considered-too hazardois for
the school busses to attempt to
pick up the children, especial -
ly In the mere rural areas. Ice
patches have had no chance to
melt during the past week.
Looking on the brighter side
of the "cold spell", at least
the kids are happy to have this
unexpected holiday; and if
nothing else good can be said
about the frozen water situatbq
it has made us appreciate wa
ter for its multiple, taken-for
gtanted uses in our home.
    

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