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in operation
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October for
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ted at 4,050
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JeHighway Department Has
WToU-Free Phone Available
? Washington, D.C. Automo
« bile owners in the 10-state
» area surrounding Washington,
f D.C. can now dial directly
f into the federal highway
Sj safety agency for a quick
? read-out on auto defect prob
£ lems or to report auto safety
( problems “Uncle” should
S* know about. The federal toll
£ free Hotline number is 800-
424-0123 for residents of the
£ areas listed below, and 426-
>0123 for residents of metro
> politan Washington, D.C.
$ “If you have a vehicle
J aroblem which threatens your
% afety or the safety of others."
£ said a recent federal an
\ nouncement to auto owners
<in this area, “or if you know
•Jof such a problem which
jjthe National Highway Traf-
J. sic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) should look into,
jjthe Auto Safety Hotline Os-
J.fice wants that information
'•and your call.”
►1 According to Gilbert L.
•JWatson, Chief of the Con
jlsumer Services Office which
the Hotline facility
'•for NHTSA. the new con
sumer telephone service began
Jw>n October 15 as an aid for
Nauto owners who need help
I*in solving safety-related ve
•Jhicle problems or who have
information to
NHTSA is the I!.S.
of Transporta
tion’s enforcement “arm”
Jjjwhich sets auto performance
for the industry
enforces the recall and
jejrepair of defective autos when
y Watson says the Hotline
jjjikeeps four trained operators
J4)usy from 8:30 am to 5:00
Jjpm every workday. Auto
•Jnatic telephones are utilized
tjn “off” hours to record
•'caller's names and telephone
•Jnumbers so that owners will
•.receive a prompt operator
•Irall-back when business hours
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I Carolina Federal
1 “At »h« Sign of
§ Tims and Temperature”
foods high in protein, iron, ]
calcium, and Vitamin C.
There are three Nutritionists
working in the various health
departments with the WIC
program. Nutrition Education
is an integral and necessary
part of the program.
The WIC program is
bringing federal money into ]
the seven county region
through approximately 300
participating grocers.
WIC has proved to be a j
very needed and beneficial
food program that will hope
fully make Christmas this j
year nicer and healthier for \
the 4.050 WIC participants. .
resume. “Calls which iden
tify possible defects, ’ Watson
explains, “are relayed directly
to NHTSA’s investigative of
fice by the Hotline staff. But
defect-related or not. we will
apply whatever powers the
agency can lawfully apply, to
help owners solve the prob
lems reported to us.
The Hotline’s toll-free serv
ice is available to callers from
Maryland. Delaware. Virginia,
West Virginia, North Caro
lina. Pennsylvania, New Jer
sey and Connecticut. In New
York the service is available
to residents of New York
City. Long Island, Buffalo
and Rochester. The free ; call
area also extends into south
ern Ohio for residents in the
telephone area-code 513 and
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As fall gives way to
winter, as the daylight short
ens, and the strong winds
begin to gust out of the west,
mountain folks know that the
season for ghost stories and
assorted other night narra
tives has arrived.
True, such stories no
longer constitute the major
body of entertainment as they
once did for mountain young
sters when after supper
Grandpa or Grandma took
center stage at the fireplace
and brought assorted spooks
down the chimney and into
the dark comers of the room.
They do, however, retain
their appeal for old and young
alike. This fact came home to
me several years ago when I
invited students and friends
in on a late fall evening (an
occasion which has grown into
a tradition) for an old
Box 667
Burnsville, N.C. 28714
Phone (7041 682-2120
Edward Yuziuk, Publisher
Carolyn Yuziuk-Editor
Pat Randolph-Manager
Brenda Webb-Staff
Published Every Thursday
Twin Cities Publishing Co.
2nd Class Postage Paid
At Burnsv ille, N.C.
Thursday, Jan.l, 1976
Vol. 5, Number 1
Subscription Rates By Mail:
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One Year $5.00
Six Months $4.00
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Peggy Campbell, Professional Hair Stylist,
announces the opening of
| Mr. & Ms. J|hiy
[Hair Styling SalonV- <r[
W. Main St. [ln front of Armory! ",
Burnsville, N.C.
Specializing In precision hair cutting, uni
perms, hair and scalp care-for Men and Women.
This is a contemporary salon, doing no weekly
shampoo and set customers-using no dryers or
We use blow-styling techniques, curling irons
and hand dryers and teach proper use of them. We
teach our customers how to take care of their own
| hair between visits to us.
Call 682-7225 for appointment
Honrs: Thursday k Friday 3:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. |
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Nina McKinney Displays Plate Showing Beam’s Restaurant
An Artist Creates:
‘House Under Glass’
Nina McKinney can paint
your home in one day, and her
work will last for centuries.
Two years ago, Nina
vowed she would channel her
bubbling, creative talent into
work that is both useful and
fun to do as well as profitable.
She had studied oil paint
ing in Asheville for a year
after graduation from Cross
nore High School, and com
bined that training with her
fashioned mountain supper of
homemade beef and vege
table soup, followed by a slab
of stack cake washed down
with sassafras tea.
Afterwards there was a
cheerful fire and conversa
tion. Then, as the fire
dimtnished to glowing coals
and occasional flickers of
light, ghost stories began to
make the rounds, mostly time
worn ones told with a bit of
refurbishment according to
the dramatic talents of the
Readers will probably
recognize the following story
or a close-kin version from
memories of their own story
telling days. I heard it first
from Martha Keever, an
Appalachian State student
from Lincolnton, North Caro
lina, who gives “passing
down" credit to her parents.
Once in the olden days
South Toe
Sr. Citizens
The South Toe Valley
Senior Citizens group will
meet on Sunday. January 4, at
3:00 p.m. in the fellowship
hall of the Celo United
Methodist Church. There will
be a program of music and
singing. \
CALL °’ ,H
(Clip i Save for Future U>e)
experience as a commercial
artist with Southern Bell
telephone company in Char
lotte, N.C., to go into
business making specialty
pottery and other decorative
But overcrowding in the
ceramics field left few mar
kets open to beginners. Nina
saw that her opportunity lay
in creating personal, one-of-a
kind art works rather than in
volume production. She de
cided to try sketching peo
ples’ homes on ceramic
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there were two young men
who were very close friends.
One day, however, the two
fell out and got into a figK?>
One became so angry that he
opened the blade of his
butchering knife and cut off
the head of her former friend.
Knowing he would be
hanged if he were caught, the
murderer hurriedly left town.
He stayed one, two, three,
five, eight, thirteen years.
Finally he decided that by
now everyone would hive
forgotten who he was and
what he had done. §o he
moved back to the town where
he had murdered his friend.
He had been back only a
day or so when he decided to
go to the butcher shop to get
some meat for his evening
meal. On the counter lay a
fresh, beautiful calfs head.
The man thought to himself.
“My, my! How good that
calf s head would taste for
supper. There’s nothing I like
better than a mess of fresh
calfs head!” So he bought
the head and the butchet
wrapped it up in brown paper
and tied it with a string.
The man put the package
under his arm and started
walking home. Little did he
know that the package v was
dripping blood as he walked. '
When he reached the main
street, the sheriff spied him
and the bloody package. He
questioned the man: "What
have you got in that pack
The man replied, "Why,
I’ve got a nice, fresh,
beautiful calfs head for my
supper.” And he was so
pleased with his purchase that
he began to unwrap it to show
it to the sheriff.
He slowly rolled back the
bloody paper layer by layer.
When he finally reached the
center, instead of the calf's
head he revealed the head of
his murdered friend. There it
lay, as fresh as if it had just
been cut off. Blood dripped
from the neck, wide open eyes
stared at the man, and the
mouth smiled a wicked and
satisfied grin.
The sheriff recognized the
face and the murderer was
tried and hanged for his
crime. The ghost of the
murdered man had won his
Readers are invited to
share their folk material with
others. Send to Rogers
Whitener, Folk-Ways and
Folk-Speech, Box 376, Boone,
N.C. 23608.
dinner plates, then glazing
and firing those sketches
under a brilliant, permanent
layer of hard glass.
Nina’s first effort, a sketch
of The Gem Shop north of
Spruce Pine, was displayed in
The Gem Shop for several
weeks and attracted consider
able attention from people
pleased with the personal
touch the work represented.
Shortly thereafter, customers
began sending in orders to
have their own homes sketch
ed on plates, and now Nina is
so busy in her Ingienook Arts
and Crafts Shop at Ingalls,
seven miles north of Spruce
Pine, that she must put new
customers on a temporary
waiting list.
“It takes six days to make
the average plate,” Nina
says. The first step is to get a
color photo of the customer's
Nina makes a full-color
drawing on paper from the
photo. In certain difficult
cases involving rotation of
perspective or other technical
problems, Larry McKinney,
Nina’s husband and the
second commercial artist in
this talented family, lends a
Nina casts the rough diner
plate using molds and liquid
casting clays made by her
father, Lee White, a clay
chemist now retired from
Harris Mining Company. The
raw plate is trimmed, smooth
ed, and fired at 2,000 degrees
F. for one day in the shop’s
electric kiln to become tough,
white “bisque” ceramic
ready for painting.
Very carefully,, Nina co
pies her own or Larry’s sketch
of the home in color onto the
bisque plate, using special,
mineral-based ceramic paints.
This art work generally takes
a full day to do and may run
two days or longer for
complicated scenes.
Walls, roofs, and other
broad areas are solidly pain
ted in at first in their basic
colors and tonal variations.
Then Nina scratches in the
fretwork and delicate cross
hatching of mortar lines
between bricks and shingle
patterns on the roof, using a
finely pointed paint-removal
The finished plate is fired
in the electric kiln one more
day to harden the painting.
Then it is dipped in commer
cial glaze or in Lee White’s
special glazing compound
made of local feldspar and
other minerals, and goes back
into the furnace for the third
and final time. * k lt is very
important to keep the piece
dust-free during this finab--
heating,’’ Nina cautions, “td ’
prevent damage to glaze."
Nina's unique plates with
their sketches of peoples’
homes are proudly displayed
in those homes in an
ever-widening area of North
Carolina, Tennessee, and
even in states as far away as
Jack’s Creek
The January schedule for
church services at Jacks
Creek Presbyterian Church
is as follows: January 4 at 11
a.m., Rev. Bert Styles;
January II at 11 a.m., Rev.
John David Stewart; January
18 at 11 a.m.. Rev. Bradley;
January 25 at 11 a.m., Rev.
Walser Penland.
By Catherine Gaskin. 1974,
Pp. 343. Doubleday & Co.,
“When I am dead, of your
charity, offer nine masses for
my soul”. Such was the
prayer of the Spanish Wo
man, a real person of long
ago, whose ghost quietly
takes over in The Property Os
A Gentleman by Catherine
Gaskin, refreshing young
author from Ireland.
Replete with a haunted
castle, secret passages, hid
den treasures, a pack of
phantom dogs, and the ghost
of a long-dead Spanish girl,
the narrative yet exudes an air
of mystery and love-a mys
tery to be solved by Joanna
Roswell, the intruder, who
falls in love with the house,
with its heritage, and with a
This is not the usual
run-of-the-mill ghost story. In
fact, the ghost story is almost
incidental. Joanna becomes
so involved, both through the
revealing spent (or misspent)
lives of her ancestors and the
present-day owners of the
manor, that she gets caught
up in the web of tragedy and
treachery that surrounds the
isolated estate. The startling
ending will leave the reader
breathless, and wondering if
all is for real, or just a figment
of the author’s imagination.
To Display
Art Work
The Mayland Tech Adult
Education Painting Classes
will have a show at the Spruce"
Pine Public Library from
January 3 through January
16. The works on display will
be by students of three
classes taught by Robert
Johnson in the Spruce Pine-
Burrisville area. These classes
will be continuing and will be
accepting beginning as well
as advanced students the end
of February.
If you are interested in
joining these classes, please
call the Mayland Tech Adult
Education Program. Come by
and support your local artists
and art in this area by seeing
this show. There are many
interesting works to be seen.
A bookmaker was at one
time called a knight of the
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Pollard Drug
best friend:
the pharmacist
How do we pharma
cists help asthmatics
cope with their disease? To
begin, we monitor your
- medication for best thera
peutic effects. Then, we
encourage you to take your
medication properly and
to maintain an adequate
supply. Sophisticated
medication mechanisms
are often explained and
In addition, we advise
you about your diet, exer
cise, , over-the-counter
medications, plus which
irritants to avoid. When
you need understanding,
or someone to listen to
your questions, fears and
difficulties, this Pharma
' cist is all ears! Why?
Because we care.
Safety First: If you’re
seeing more than one
physician, be sure each
knows about all medi
cines you’re taking.
Dial 682-2146
Burnsville, N.C.
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Mr. And Mrs. Steven Crain
McLauglin, Crain Wed
Miss Lorine McLaughlin, daughter of Mr. Tony and Mrs.
Magaline McLaughlin of Burnsville, and Steven Crain, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Crain of Shronce Creek, Burnsville,
were united in marriage on December 19, 1975 at the home of
the bride. Rev. Frank Phillips conducted the ceremony.
The bride wore a gown of white velvet with sheer acetate
sleeves. Her waist-length veil was of net. She carried a
bouquet of white carnations. Karen McLaughlin, the bride’s
sister, was her bridesmaid. The groom chose Chester Crain,
his brother, as his best man.
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Mr. And Mrs. Billy Joe McLaughlin
Riddle , McLaughlin Wed
e Miss Lois Kate Riddle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
e Riddle of Burnsville, was wed to Billy Joe McLaughlin, son
of Mr. Tony and Mrs. Magaline McLaughlin of Burnsville, on
November 27, 1975, at Jacks Creek Baptist Church. Rev.
Phillip Garland conducted the ceremony.
The bride, in a white gown, carried a bouquet of white
carnations. Her bridesmaid was her sister, Karen Riddle. Mr.
McLaughlin chose Steven Crain of Burnsville as his best man.
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mountain :
* = Home Games
//I = Conference Games
Jan. 6 x East Henderson
Jan. 9 x* Owen
Jan. 13 x* West Henderson
Jan. 16 x Sylva Webster
Jan. 20 Enka
Jan. 23 North Buncombe
Jan. 27 Rosman
Jan. 30 x Madison
Feb. 3 x* Hendersonville
Feb. 6 x Mitchell
Feb. 10 x* East Henderson
Feb. 13 x . Owen
Feb. 17 x West Henderson
Feb. 20Sylva Webster
Miss Jamie Marie Proffitt
celebrated her fifth birthday
on December 26 at a party
given in the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie
Proffitt of Bald Creek.
The theme of the party
was "Cinderella” with the
decorations done in pink and
white. The cake was done by
her aunt, Mrs. Audrey Da
venport of Spruce Pine.
Attending the party were
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Proffitt,
paternal grandparents of Bald
Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Proffitt, Mike, Randy and
Charlie Proffitt of Phipps
Creek; Mr. and Mrs. James
R. Fox of Burnsville; Mrs.
Audrey Davenport of Spruce
Pine and Helen Elizabeth,
sister of Jamie Marie.
Jamie also had a birthday
party at the home of her
maternal grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Luther Wells of
Rutherford. Attending were
Mr. and Mrs. Dail Gibbs of
South Toe; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Wells of Baltimore,
Md.; Miss Peggy Wells of San
Antonio, Texas and Mr. and
Mrs. Earl Wells of'Ruther

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