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Honored At Graduation
John M. King was gradua
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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
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Other honors included the
magna cum laude cord for hk
high school average, the Phi
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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
Survivors include Mrs. Fred
(Rose) Cox of Rt. 10,Kingsport
Tenn. and several nieces and
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
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
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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
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, 77,
died at the home of a niece,
Mrs. Virginia McClure at
Pensacola, Tuesday
February 22nd, after a short
Surviving are one sister,
Mis. Mary Eliza McMahan of
Asheville; one brother, Wil
lard McMahan of Swannanoa,
and several nieces and neph
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 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.
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.
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M. Joseph Lambert
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
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
Since the Institute was opened
September 1, 1971, over 50 cour
ses have been started and
approxirrately 700 people en
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
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
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
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
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
Jack’* Creek Rd.
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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
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
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.

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