PAGE 8 THE YANCEY RECORD. Honored At Graduation John M. King was gradua ted with ho non from Finney High School, Detroit, Mich, on January 27. His parents are John King, formerly of Burnsville and the former Miss Beatrice McDevttt of Marshall. He is alto the grandson of Mrs. Cora King of Burnsville. John was valedictorian of his class. He was awarded honors in mathematics for a Breakthrough in color photography! [LIVING COLOR ] L PORTRAIT* A A PORTRAIT SPECIAL \ FOR EVERYONE This very speed offer is presented as an ex Compare at $25.00! pression or our thanks for your patronage • GENUINE FULL NATURAL COLOR PORTRAITS Not the old style tinted or pointed Block & white photos • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED or your money refunded I • FOR ALL AGES! Bob«,cw<ven.odui!s Groups photographed at an oddrtionol small charge ® T K LL B*lo living color portrait to aH customers over 60 years of oge • LIMITED OFF ER ! Onepwwb|ecton.p«rlam>ly FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MARCH 3rd. & 4th. 11:00 A.M. To 6:00 P.M. UNITED 5&10 BURNSVILLE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER There’s always a better deal attheTlome Folks! your Carolina Ford Dealer. Pinto is pricedHOO t 05199 less than other little cars...and that’s before you get our deal! Now take a test drive and note the advantages (and fun) of Pinto’s features: American-expressway power. Responsive rack-and-pinion steering. Wide stance for better road stability. Tiny turning circle for easy parking. Self adjusting brakes. And Pinto only needs routine maintenance at 6000-mile intervals. Fun-test Pinto at your Ford Dealer’s! djEfe •Sated on a comparison ol slicker prlcas for base 2-door models Optional Whits Sidewalls. Accent Group and Rear Flipper Window (all shown), plus any dealer prep and destination chargas or taxes are extra. JOE YOUNG FORD Burnsville MITCHELL LEDGER four year average of 4.0. Other honors included the magna cum laude cord for hk high school average, the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Award, National Ho nor Society scholarship award and the Finney High School Parents' Club scholarship. He will enter Wayne State University in Detroit for the spring semester. VW 113 $2159 PINTO 1960 PINTO PRICED LOWER BY $ 199 TOYOTA co h& la . .. s2llO PINTO 1960 PINTO PRICED LOWER BY $ 150 ] MARCH 2. 1972 '' f ihr 'Lhliiii 1./ tlniih. I ‘hail /«w nu mi, fur ISAAC GARLAND Isaac (Ike) Garland, age 74, passed away Thursday, February 24 at Bs3o p. m. in the Memorial Hospital in Johnson City, Term. He was the son of the late Wesley and Jane Birchfield Garland. He had lived most of his life in Buladean. Funeral Services were held in the Summerville Baptist Church, Rt. 10, Kingsport, Term. Sunday, Feb. 27, and burial was in Pond Cemetery at Fordtown, Tenn. Revjbrt Styles and Rev. Avery Nich ols were in charge of the ser vice. Survivors include Mrs. Fred (Rose) Cox of Rt. 10,Kingsport Tenn. and several nieces and nephews. MARY WHEELER Mrs. Mary Wheeler, 90, of 56 Lamb St. , Asheville and formerly of Yancey Coun ty, died in an Asheville Nurs ing Home Saturday evening after a long illness. She was the widow of Riley Wheeler who died in 1958. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. C. L. Herrick of Ply mouth, Michigan; 3 grand children and fifteen great grandchildren. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p. m. Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Frank Phillips officiated and burial was in the Marvel Briggs Ce metery. Read The Want Ads DATSUN 510 ... $2121 PINTO 1960 PINTO PRICED LOWER BY $ 161 VEGA $2060 PINTO 1960 PINTO PRICED LOWER BY $ 100 ALICE PITMAN Services for Mrs. Alice Fit man, 62, of Route 3, Bakers ville, who died Monday in a Spruce Pine hospital, were held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday in Bear Creek Baprtist Church of which she was a member. Revs. Norton Craig and Clarence Buchanan officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Surviving are a son, Lee Pitman of Morganton; the mo ther, Mrs. Docia Pitman of Route 3, Bakersville; four sis ters, Mrs. Dollie Buchanan of Route 4, BakeKville, Mrs. Anne Gouge and Mis, Gertie Watson, both of Route 3, Ba kersville, and Mrs. Lela Ste wart of Morganton; aid a bro ther, Monroe Pitrawn of Grundy, Virginia. HILLIARD McMAHAN Hilliard McMahan, 77, died at the home of a niece, Mrs. Virginia McClure at Pensacola, Tuesday February 22nd, after a short illness. Surviving are one sister, Mis. Mary Eliza McMahan of Asheville; one brother, Wil lard McMahan of Swannanoa, and several nieces and neph ews. Funeral Services were held at 2:30 p. m. Thuisday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Rev. Harold Bennett, Jr., officiated and burial was in the Allen Ceme tery at Pensacola. CREED CARRAWAY Creed C. Carraway, 86, of 2814 Westridge Road, Win ston Salem, N.C. , a native of Yancey County, died on Thuisday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. at Manor Care Nursing Home. He had been ill about a month. Son of the late Robert and Mary Allen Carraway, he was bom in Micaville Febru ary 6, 1886. He lived for several years in Burnsville and was employed by the Black Mountain Railroad. Durirg the 1920 s and early 30s he served two terras as Register of Deeds of Yancey County and one term as Clerk of Court and Juvenile Judge. The Carraway family moved to Spartanburg, S.C. in the mid 30s where he was employed as purchasing agent for the wood treating firm of Colquitt Wood Treating Com pany. He transferred to Wil mington, N, C. with the com pany, retiring in 1961. After his retirement, he and Mrs. Canraway moved to Winston- Salem, where they made their home with their daughter, Mrs. RayM. Muecke and Mr. Muecke. He was married to the for ma 1 Miss Julia Young, niece and faster daughter of the lste Mr, and Mis. A. B. Silver of Micaville. Mrs. Canraway died December 24, 1970. Mr. Carraway was a mem ber of Bethel United Mfctho - dist Church, Winston-Salem. Surviving are his daughter Mis. Muecke; a son, Carlton Carraway of San Diego, Ca lifornia; three grandchildren and one half sister, Mrs. Ala Silvers of Micaville. Funeral Services were con ducted at 11:00 a. m. Satur day, February 19 at Hayworth Miller's Silas Creek Par)(way Chapel by the Rev. Da 11 as Rush and the Rev.L, Stubbs. Burial was in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery. rr.. W Hi M - EL*r M M. Joseph Lambert Nominated For Board M. Joseph Lambert, a Bakersville native, was one of two men recently rumin ated as new members of the Board of Directors, Kraftco Corporation, New York. Mr. Lambert, Senior Vice President, Planning and Fi nincial Administration, of Kraftco, is the son oftte late Mr. Fred Lambert of Bakers ville and Mrs. M.J. Snelus of Dunedin, Florida. The names of the two no minees, as well as fifteen other candidates who will stand for re-election, are contained in the proxy state ment being mailed to share holders next month. Elec tion of Directors will take place at the Company's an nual meeting, being held in Atlanta on April 20. Mr. Lambert, Who joined Kraftco in 1948, graduated from the University of Mary land In 1943. After serving as a Captain in the Infantry in World War 11, he gained an M. B. A. from Northwest - ern University in 1947. In 1970 he attended the Harvard University Business School's Advance Management Pro gram. He is married and has two daughters. May Tech Learning Lab- Something For Everyone By bertle cantrell The temporary home of May land Technical Institute Is over the Employment office in Spruce Pine a fitting place, perhaps-as many of the people In the three counties have had to sign up for unemployment beneitts at sometime in their lives, due to the lack of tech nical training. For before May land Tech became a reality, the closest place one could take tech nical training was in Marlon. There are many, many people who are not fitted for college who cannot afford college-but are very gifted with their hands; people who dropped out, maybe in the Bth grade 20 years ago; who could not possibly go back to high school, but can come to the Technical Institute and learn a trade that can change their whole life. Dr. O.M. Blake is president of Mayland Technical Institute, and he has a staff of five. Later, when the building site is ac quired (the three-county, Mit chell , Avery and Yancey, off icials are working to get one) and the Institute built, there will be many instructors and courses offered. Since the Institute was opened September 1, 1971, over 50 cour ses have been started and approxirrately 700 people en rolled. The Learning Lab, under the direction of Mrs. Louise B. Hem bree, is the most innovative me thod of instruction ever used in this area. The Lab uses pro grammed instruction which pre sents the material to be learn ed in small sequential steps which move gradually from basic and easily learned knowledge to the more difficult. This enables students to work individually, they compete with no one but themselves, advancing at their own pace. Tape record, film strip projectors and record play ers are used making the courses easier and more interesting. Mrs. Hembree is available to counsel and assist students when they need her, but they rely mainly on the programs ‘built in teacher’ and progress through a series of logical steps. The Learning Lab is unique in that one person may enroll any time that is convenient for him . The coordinator will ask him how many hours per week he can attend, and he sets his own schedule. Anyone 18 years old or older may use the Lab, and the only cost is the pencils and paper the student may wish to buy for himself. Courses are offered in Astronomy, En glish, General Science, Health and Safety, Literature, Math, Reading, Spelling,Social Studies, and many others. Dr. Blake stated that anyone could profit from the Learning Lab, whether one with a Ph.D or someone that hadn’t finished high-school. Any subject that a person was weak in could be remedied. A high school grad uate, for example, intending to go to College the following fall, and weak in certain subjects, like Math or English, could come to the Institute and "beef himself up" through the summer, making college much easier for him when he started. Dr. Blake stressed how much easier it was for the individual to learn by this method Instead of the old method, where one Instructor tried to teach 30 people at 30 different levels the same subject matter. He recalls one of his professors duringhis coll ege days; a brilliant man, who assumed his students could al most read his mind and get the answers. He would put a pro blem on the board and after much grunting (which was unintel ligible) expect his students to have learned the equation. Fin ally Dr. Blake said to him, "Pro fessor, you didn't always know how to walk,did you? You had to learn. You didn’t always know ‘Amazing Grace’ either (It was a Baptist College) You had to learn that.” Dr. Blake says he got the point across, because from that time on, the professor was much more spec ific. Many of the courses offered in the Learning Lab have a film strip and tape recording to use in the reading alongwlth the writ ten material. Thus, the learning Is absorbed b) the sense of sight and hearing also, and by re petition. Dr. Blake says each lesson is repeated until the stu dent Is certain to learn it. He believes gradually, this method will be used in the elementary schools. Both Dr. Blake and Mrs. Hembree are very down to earth, practical people who know that oftentimes adults feel a sense of shame because their education is limited. This Is why the individual courses are Student using Dukane. This machine makes use of a filmstrip and tape cassette. Dr. Blake using Vlewlex. This machine makes use of filmstrip and records. so much better, they believe. The adult does not compete with anyone, or feel a sense of In adequacy due to a classmate be ing further advanced than he Is. Adult and Extension classes have already been conducted at strategic points throughout the three counties and will continue to be. One course in crafts has enabled housewives and elderly women to have a steady income at home by dollmaking, which will be discussed in a future article. There will be something for everyone interested in developing their skills-from welding to bus iness courses. The Institute is a tremendous asset to the people of the three counties; it is yet to be rea lized just how much the training Accent on AGRICULTURE! BY B. C. MANGUM 1— N. C. Farm Bureau Federation - ——■ Once again there are rum blings about the need for price controls on raw farm products as the result of some increases in retail prices, especially for meat. Such desires are to be ex pected in an election year when consumer protection - ism becomes a major plank in the platforms of many poli tical candidates. In the poli - tical numbers game, it is a sound strategy to appeal to the interest of the 96 percent of the American public that is non-farm. Most wage earners, espe - daily those who belong to labor unions, are not aware that farm prices in our econo my go up and down in res pone to supply and demand factors. After all, most of these work ers are accustomed to con tinued increases' in their wages. Few of them bate had to face cuts in hourly wage rates and they fail to realize that farm price rises, if they occur, uwally come after a period of low prices. This is RENFRO COAL AND OIL Jack’* Creek Rd. I^“CHECK OURJ*RICES FIRST!”- "j Call Anytime - - Day or Night Phone 682-3864 will mean to them. Dr. Blake says It will greatly decrease the out-mlgratlon of the people who have left In previous times to train for jobs and stayed away for employment. The Institute will offer job-placement in the area for its trainees. MAY Is k non-profit, tax supported insti tution, funded by Appalachian Re gional Commission grants and state and local taxes. The co unties are responsible for Its operation expenses and main tenance. Samuel L. Clemens, better known as Mark Twain said, “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cab bage with a college education.” especially true in the live - stock bisiness. Hog prices a year ago were extremely low in the face of steadily climb ing production costs. Cattle prices currently are at record highs, but so are production costs. These prices also reflect high consumer de mand sparked by the desire for higher protein diets from those who have the money to spend. To those who would like to repeal the law of supply and demand, they might re call the OPA days of World . War II with its meat ration stamps and black market prion. Stoppers at the supermar kets also should realize that disposable income will go up more than food prices in 1972, and the percentage of dispos able income spent for food will drop to 15.5 percent from the 16 percent in 1971. What's more, only in the U.S. do food buyers spend such a low percentage of their take home pay for food.