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    * Airman Byrl O, Simmons,
> ton of Mr. and Mrs. Morris R.
Simmons of Route 5, Burns
* viXLe, N.C., has completed
* his U.S. Air Farce basic train
-5 ing at Ihe Air Training Com
t maud's Lackland AFB, Texas.
■ He has been assigned to Kee»-
' ler AFB, Mississippi, fortrain
.< ing in communications- elec -
trordcs systems.
Airman Simmons is a 1969
graduate of East Yancey
School. His wife, Nona, is
the daughter of Earl Gurley of
Route 5, Burnsville.
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Sp/4 Blanch Hensley Receives Certificate Os Achievement From Maj. Gen. Burdette
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Some food franchises come and go,
but Maryland Fried ChicMoJteeps growing each year.
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Mr. C.W. Smith
Vice-President Franchise Sales
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Armed forces Report
Army First Lieutenant Roy
C. Gortney, '27, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Brown Gortney, Route
1, Green Mountain, N.C. re
cently received his second
award of the Army Commenda
tion Medal in Korea.
The Medal was awarded for
meritorious service. Such ser
vice can be over an extended
period of time or for outstand
ing achievement in a single
situation. In either case, the
recipient must have demonstra
ted skills and dedication far
above the average.
Lt. Gortney earned the avard
during his last assignment as
Commanding Officer of Head
quarters Battery, 14th Artill -
ery Group, Oakdale, Pa.
He entered the Army i n
1965 and is currently serving
with Battery A, 4th Battalion
of the 44th Artillery in Korea.
His wife, Ellen, lives at
50 Walnut Avenue, Pittsburgh,
Sp 4 Blanch Hensley, United
States Army, recently received
a certificate of achievement,
presented to her by Major Gen.
Allen Burdett Jr., which read
as follows:
'ln testimony of efficient
and faithful service during the
period 22 April 1971 to March
10, 1972, while serving as Ad
ministrative Clerk, Base Air
field Support Command (provi
sional) U.S. Army Airfield
Support Group (p -©visional) U.
S. Army Aviation School Bri
gade, Fort Rucker, Ala. Spe
cialist Hensley demonstrated
initiative, enthusiasm, sound
judgment, and willingness to
exert all possible effort in or
der to achieve outstanding re
"Her unfaltering dependabi -
lity allowed her superiors to .
assign her responsibilities with
the confidence that those tasks
would be accurately and swift
ly accomplished. Specialist
Hensley's outstanding perfor -
mance of duty reflects the
highest credit upon herself, the
U.S, Army Aviation School Bri
gade, and the United States
Army. "
Navy Fireman Apprentice
Donnie S. Hughes, son of Mr.
S. C. Hughes of Route 2,
Burnsville, N.C., is a crew
member of the Navy's newest
tank landing ship, the USS
Harlan County, which was chri*-
tened last week at the L ong
Beach, California, Naval Sta
Named for HartdnCounty,
Ke ntuclcyy'ius ship is the size
of a WWH cruiser and is the 18th
of a new class of tank landing
ships delivered to tie Navy in
recent years.
News N
Last week's Social Security
Column was in error, as an
old column was inadvertantly
used which stated that a 1096
increase of social security be
nefits, recently passed into
law, would be forthcoming in I
the May check. The column '
was almost exactly one year
old and the increase referred
to was last year's. There
is no additional increase fcttth_’ c
. coming for this year. *
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Rothie D. Ayers, 20, son
v®f Mr- and .Mbs. Edgel E»Ayers
..... .Route 2, Green Mountain, *
‘recently was promoted to Army
Specialist Four. He is howl.-
serving near Da Nang, Viet
nam, as a Rifleman in Com
pany D, Ist Battalion, 46th
Infantry, 196th Infantry Bri
A 1969 graduate of Cane
River High School, he enteral
the Army in April, 1971 and
completed basic training "at
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Army Specialist Four Ray
mond R. Riddle, 20, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt Riddle
Sr., Route 2, Spruce Pine,N.
C., recently participated in
exercise Gallant Hand 72 which
was held in the Ft. Hool,Texas
He is a 1970 graduate of t .
Harris High School.
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Bell Elected
FHA Advisor
A Randolph County schools
home economics teacher, Mrs.
Evelyn Duncan Bell, was elec
ted recently advisor for an
11- county district of the Fu
ture Homemakers of America
for 1972-73 school years.
Mrs.' Bell is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Dun
can of Burnsville, married re
cently and is living in Ashe
baro. She is a 1970 graduate
of Appalachian State Univer -
sity; a 1965 graduate of Cane
River High School.
She teaches home econo -
mics at Frankllnville and Ram
seur Junior High Schools.
There are 11 counties in
her FHA District.
One of Mrs. Bell's most
important duties will be to
accompany officers and dele
gates to the 1972 National
Future Homemakers of Ameri
ca Convention, which will be
held in Los Angeles, Calif.
July 8-15, 1972.
5 Generation Picture
Mrs. Lillie Robinson Edge, lifelong resident of Yancey County, recently got together
with Other member* of her family for-*' '-'five generation" picture portrait. Shown .above
-are Mrs. Lillie Robinson Edge, Mrs. Myrtle Edge Grindstaff, Mrs. Ollie GrindstaffHughes,
Mrs. Jewell Hughes Murphy and baby Donna Murphy.
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USS Yancey, Named For Yancey County, North Carolina
History Os Cargo Ship USS Yancey
The amphibious cargo ship
USS Yancey, named far Yan
cey. County in North Carolina,
was launched in July 1944 by
the Moore Dry Dock Company
in Oakland, California, and
commissioned in October '44.
During her first year cf duty,
she took part in the landings
at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, for
which she earned the Ameri -
can Area, Asiatic-Pacific and
Philippine Liberation ribbons.
Smartly after the war encbd,
Yancey was transferred to the
Atlantic Fleet and participa -
ted in the fourth Byrd expedi
tion to Antarctica. Between
1947 and 1957, Yancey car
ried cargo across the Pacific,
and served in the Korean con
4-H Meetings Held^-
By Peggy Ann McQuade
The Bee Log 4-H meeting
was held April 4th at the
school library.
Mrs. Buck
gave egjoh'fnember a ball
as a memento of
her trip to Washington, D,C.
In December 1957, the
14, 000 ton, 15-knot Yancey
was deactivated and placed ,
in reserve until November
1961 when die was recom -
missioned as a result of the
Berlin crisis.
The 459-foot ship was then
assigned to Norfolk, Va. for
duty with the Atlantic Amphi
bious Force. Yancey took ac
tive part in the Cuban crisis
of 1963 and in April 1965,
evacuated over 1000 people
from 21 nations during the
Dominican Republic crisis.
Among the evacuees was a
lifelong resident of Yancey
County, North Carolina, far
which the ship was named.
The name of this person is not
The club electetrtvtre. Mil
ler as Recreation Chairman.
_Plans were made to have a
hayride party Monday even
ing, ■April 24th, weather per
Mr. Guyer showed a film,
"The Green Bax". Miss Carol
APRIL 27, 1972
Between 1965 and 1971,
the Yancey participated in
numerous training exercises
designed to increase flee t
At 9 a. m. January 20,1971,
the USS Yancey was decom -
missioned at the Norfolk Naval
Shipyard in Portsmouth, Va.
After decommissioning, the
ship's crew was reassigned to
other ships and units and the
ship was placed in the custody
of the Maritime Administra -
tion at the Inactive Ship Main
tenance Facility in Portsmouth.
Captain Harold A. Ham -j
berg, a naval aviator who was
graduated from the Naval Aca
demy in 1945, was the last
commanding officer of the
United States Ship Yancey.
Pyle discussed home furnish -
ings and the use of color in
our rooms.
The club members made
plans to give the 4-H mem -
bers a "sneak preview "of the
talent skit, songp and dress
review at the next meeting.
Don't miss this meeting— it
should be fun for everyone! f
Janet Tfceadway and Stor -
mey Honeycutt served refresh
The next meeting of the
Bee Log 4-H club is May Ist,
3*30 p, m. in the school audi
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The quarterly 4-H Leader
Training Session was held an
Tuesday, April 25, 7*30 p. m.
at the Courthouse. Mia Carol
Pyle and Mr. Patrick Guyer,
Extension Agents, conducted
the training. The purpose of
the training is to *Mii< adult
and junior leaders in making
their leadership mare effec
tive, meaningful and enjoy -
able and to help leaders learn
about their role.
The training coodsted of
review of slide set entitled
"Growth and Development of
Youth", accompanied by a
booklet and worksheet. Mrs.
Lillie Crowder and Mrs. Ger
trude Phillips gave highlights
of their trip to Washington, D.
C. to the National Leader For
um, March 20-25. Mr.Charle*
Hqpaon gave highlights of the
Western District Leader Forum
April 7-8 at Blue Ridge Assem
East Yaatay
Stadoat Nam
,Th* East Yancey Beta dub
met April 21, 1972, second
period. Mrs. Mack Ray was
la charge of the meeting. An
The picture was a guided tour
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of the palace on film*
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