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Helicopters Draw Crowds At CAP Air Show
Army Helicopters were a special attraction at the Civil
Air Patrol Air Show held at Mountain Wilderness Camp
ground over Labor Day weekend. The large Hughie Heli-
inspected closely by interested visitors, held flight
demonstrations and open house with guided tours by Army
Helms To Meet With Yancey Citizens On Friday
During Special Goodwill Trip To Burnsyille
Jesse Helms, the Republican
nominee for the U, S. Senate
against GalifianakLs, will visit
Burnsville on Friday evening,
September Bth at 7:00 p. m. at
the Yancey County courthouse,
"I encourage all citizens Re
publican and Democrat alike,
to visit with me and talk with
me about today's vital issues,"
"Although 1 am a Republi -
can, " Helms said, "Iregretthat
the vast majority of North Caro
lina Democrats have been push
ed aside by the McGovern -Ga
lifianakis crowd. For all prac
tical purposes, they are now
without a party."
Many of these Democrats,
Helms said, "resent the radical
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take over of their party as much ,
as anybody does. " Helms de
scribed these Democrats as mo
derates and conservatives who
have "given a lifetime of ser
vice to their state and nation."
Now, he said, they "find them
selves castoffs because they are .
not radical enough. "
Helms said many such Demo
crats are now supporting him,
"because on the fundamental
issues, I stand with them and
they with me, and none of us
has anything in common, ideo
logically or politically,with the
Galifianakis-Me Govern Demo
Try as he may, Nick Cali -
fianakis "cannot successfully
divorce himself from the George
personnel from the 182nd Aviation Company from Ft. Bragg. **'
Included in the Air Show were acrobatic flying by local pi
lots and free airplane rides over Burnsville with a donation
to the CAP. The event was considered highly successful,
according to Lt. Ray Miller of Min. Wilderness CAP.
McGoverns and Sargent Shrivers,"
stated Helms at a news confer
ence this week. He pointed out
that his opponent's voting re
cord is "essentially the same as
Senator McGovern's on the war
in Vietnam and that there are
other similarities 100.
Power Interruption To Affect
Aren Residents On Sunday
There will be a Power Inter
ruption Sunday, September 10
from 1 :00 p. m. to , 5:00 p.
weather permitted, in the fol
Jacks Creek, Bee Log, Cane
River, Ramseytown, Green
Mountain, Relief, Poplar,Tip
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1972
"1 would like to see people
from Yancey County and talk
with them concerning their
views on national and local is
sues facing us today," said
Helms. He will be in Yancey
County on Friday night at the
courthouse for this purpose.
ton Hill, Brummitts Creek, Red
Hill, Bukersvillc, Bear Creek,
White Oak Creek, Little Rock
Creek, Fork Mountain and Bui.
This interruption is rj.ee ess a! s
to make repairs in the transmii
Roadside Contest Winners
Jack's Creek Community Wn first place out of four Yan
cey County Communities wintered the Roadside Improve
ment Contest this year, TlJjUdging %vas held on Thursday,
August 31, Efforts in each immunity were placed on
Roadside cleun-up program nd efforts to curtail dumping.
Also receiving attention we community entrance signs,
unsightly road banks, condi ns of streams, roadside plan
tings, road markers, mail xes, church grounds andother
general appearance feature;
Second place was won b /hite Oak Creek Community
whose special efforts includ enlisting the young people
in a "Litteibugger's Club", d concentrate-' efforts tostop
dumping at the boundaries iVhite Oak Creek.
Green Mountain Commu y took third place in Roadside
Improvement with general in-up efforts, trout pond and
log home development to s r the judges.
Arbuckle Community w laced fourth in the }ud gin&
with community help goin; ward keeping roadside litter „
down. Special effort has b . needed since trucks headed
for the sanitary landfill pas rough this area and frequent
ly lose scraps of paper, etc mg the route.
Jack's Creek Communit ill represent the county hr the
area contest prior to Septei ir IS.
The Better Business Bureau
of Asheville/Westcm North Ca
rolina announced recently that
as a result of support of the Bu
reau by the Chamber of Com
merce and business firms of
Yancey County, free telephone
service to the Bureau will be
available to all business firms
and residents in Yancey County,
beginning Monday, Sept. 11.
The major purpose of the Bet
ter Business Bureau is to provide
a place where businessmen and.
consumers can check on the
reliability of a company before
they enter into a business trans
action. The Bureau Office in
Asheville is able to provide this
information on practically any
business firm in the U. S.thragh
the association they have with
140 other Bureaus. The Bureau
Office already has on file re
liability reports on over 8,000
companies throughout the Uni
ted States. If a person wishes
a report on a company not in
their files, a speedletter is sent
r to another bureau and the in
formation desired is usually
available within a week.
All business firms and resi
dents in Yancey County are en
couraged to use this service.
There is no charge for Bureau
service and beginning Septem
ber 11 week, a list of firms re
sponsible for making the servfce
available in Yancey County,
and further information on how
to use Bureau services will be
provided as a public service by
Burnsville's radio station and
The Yancey Journal.
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Senior Scouts Elect Officers
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Senior Girl Scouts of Troop #66 elected the above officers for the 1972-1973 scout year:
(sitting) Sheree Banks, President; Gail Crisp, Vice-President; LuAnn Banks, Secretary;
Julena Young, Treasurer; (standing) Senior Planning Board Representatives: Sandra Norris,
Connie Hensley, and Karen Mclntosh.
Local US Forest Service Ranger
District in 'Operation Mainstream'
The local U. S. Forest Ser
vice Ranger District will be
employing approximately 20
persons in Yancey County as
part of a new program on Na
tional Forest land which was
announced recently by Forest
Supervisor Del Thorsen.
The program, Operation
Mainstream, is the results of a
recent contract between the
Department of Labor and the
United States Forest Service. It
will provide jobs for 125 disad
vantaged persons in North Caro
lina. The new program will
give work experience, training
and supplemental employment
to senior citizens.
Thorsen said: "This is the
first time the Forest Service has
had direct contact with the pro
gram. In the past we had work
ed through other agencies."
The National Forests in North
Carolina will furnish work sites,
training projects, supervision,
and counselling. We will also
furnish materials for these pro
jocts he said.
The Operation Mainstream
contract will bring in over
$317,000 for salaries to em
ployees in North CarolinaJViain
stream is designed primarily for
rural areas in or near National
Forest lands. People wanting
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employment in the program
should contact in person their
local State Employment Secur
ity Commission located in
Burnsville for this area. The
applicant mist also meet the
following conditions. He must
be 55 years or older. At time
of enrollment each applicant
must meet the low income
guidelines and he must be phy
sically able to perform the wtrk
training to be offered.
Throsen said the Operation
Mainstream program will begin
the first of September and end
on June 27, 1973. Those inter
ested should apply immediately
before the jobs are filled. The
work program will consist of 24
hours of work each week and
wages will be $1.60 per hour,
the minimum. This is an ex
cellent opportunity for retired
people to suppl e ment their
income or their retirement sys
tem, such as social security,
while they work on projects tint
will better the environment
around their homes.
Enrolees will engage in work
projects that help develop and
maintain resources on the Na
tional Forests. Projects chosen
will provide work experience
for construction of small struc
tures, rehabilitation and main
tenance of recreation areas,
improvement and maintenance
of trails improvement of timber
stands and wildlife habitat, de
velopment of watersheds and
soils , road maintenance and
other resource improvement
work which will offer good train
The Operation Mainstream
program is not limited to North
Carolina, Thorsen said. The
contract between the two agen
cies actually covers 21 states
and we were extremely fortun
ate to receive 125 enrollee jobs
out of the total 775 jobs avail
Local persons interested
this program shoiid contact the
Employment Security Office in
Spruce Pine or the U. S. Forest
Service office in the courthouse
Newdale Volunteer Fire De
partment held its annual Bar
becue on Saturday, September
2nd. The members would like
to express their thanks to those
who donated food and time in
making it a success.
Thanks also to those who ate
with us. We appreciate your