WEiSil® Volißi 34 Portrait of An Artist • . ■; • 1 • • •» <S ■■■" a|f < .. 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. Nilhr -Thru 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.