THE YANCEY JOURNAL VOL. 5, NO. 2 Recommendations Invited: Forest Service Plans Robert W. Cermak, Forest Supervisor. National Forests in North Carolina, announced today that the Forest Service is seeking public comment and recommendations on the management of National For est land in the South Toe and Big Ivy Units of the Pisgah National Forest. The South Toe Unit is in Yancey County approximately 10 miles southeast of Burns ville. The Big Ivv Unit is in Buncombe County approxi mately 10 miles northeast of Asheville. Both units are administered by the District Ranger. Toecane Ranger Dis trict, Burnsville, N.C. "Natural resources of the National Forest provide a variety of uses for the public Band Boosters To Meet The Yancey County Band Boosters Club will meet Monday, January 12, 1976 at 7:30 p.m. in the Burnsville Elementary School lunch room. All parents of band students are urged to attend. Home Gutted By Fire The Burnsville Fire De partment was called to the Oliver Payne residence on Bill Allen Branch Road early Tuesday morning, January 6. The blaze, which was re ported at 2:16 a.m., brought fir.emen to the scene imme diately where they remained for about two and a half hours in freezing weather. Firemen said the fire was confined to the flue area of the Carolina Readers Theatre *£• ** Seeks Actors, Musicians The Carolina Readers Theatre, a professional tour ing theatre of North Carolina, is seeking actors and musi cians to tour seven Appala chian states during March of 1976. Under grants from the Appalachian Regional Com mission and the State of North Carolina, CRT will produce and tour “Appalachia Sound ing”, a dramatic portrait of life in the mountain regions of America. Actors musi cians who are native to the Appalachian region or can affect authentic Appala chian dialect are most sought. The four week rehearsal residence in Boone, North Carolina begins February 2, 1976. Salary for the two month contract is negotiable. Open auditions may be arranged in Chapel Hill by appointment. Interested ac tors and musicians should send photographs and re sumes to John W. Morrow, Jr., Artistic Director, prior to January 15, 1976. One character actress, one character actress/musician, and an ingenue with a good singing voice are being sought. Two character men and' one young leading man whb sings are required for the production. In addition, two traditional Appalachian musi cians, male or female, will be hired to tour "Appalachia Sounding". Road management posi tions, including technical dir- toward which management is directed," Cermak stated. Watersheds provide quality water for domestic and municipal water supply. The harvest of timber crops furnishes industry and local use with raw material. The same harvest enhances wild life habitat. Provisions are made for game and non-game species of wildlife. Hunting is permitted on National Forest land under state game regula tions. Rare and endangered species are protected. Forest visitors enjoy trout fishing in the South Toe River and its tributaries as well as Dilling ham Creek. Camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, are all popular forms of recreation in this area. Thou sands take pleasure in view ing the forest from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Mitchell. The area north of the Craggy Gardens has been designated for study as a Wilderness by Congress. Continuing, Cermak said, "An interdisciplinary team consisting of Forest Service scientists and specialists in such fields as soils, water shed, recreation, wildlife, timber and landscape man agement is studying these two ector and tour technicians, are also open to qualified North Carolinians. Address resumes to William Bates, General Manager, Carolina Readers Theatre. For more information con cerning the acting and techni cal positions open for the Local Glassblowers Enter Exhibition William Bernstein and Gilbert C. Johnson of Burns - yille; Robert Levin, Richard — Qu. Ritter and Mark Feiser of Penland are glassblowers from this area who will be among the participants in "North Carolina Glass ’76”, an invitational exhibit which will open Sunday, January 11, GI Bill Continues In Effect According to Sgt. Garry E. Gillespie, the local .Army Recruiter for this area, the G.I. Bill was not ended on December 31, 1975 as antici pated. Therefore those per sons choosing to enlist in the U.S. Army will still receive the full educational benefits of the G.I. Bill. BURJNSVILLE, N.C. 28714 units. They have inventoried resources and indentified situations from which direc tion for management will be developed. This date is available and may be obtained by writing to the Forest Supervisor’s Office, P.O. Box 2750, Asheville, N.C. 28802, or by calling (704) 258-2850, Extension 601. The Forest Service is asking the public's help Jn reviewing these data inven tories and situations to provide additional informa tion and make comments of‘ their views. Comments may be written or oral. Discussion with individuals or groups is welcome. All comments shold be received by the Forest Supervisor prior to February 2, 1976. After this date, work will start on writing an Environ mental Statement and Unit Plans, which will give pro posed direction for manage ment of these units in the subsequent ten year period. The public will have an opportunity to review and again comment on the draft Environmental Statement and Unit Plans either in writing or at a public meeting before the documents are filed. house, with most of the damage inside the home which was completely gutted. The family’s personal belong ings were destroyed by the heat and smoke, but the outside structure of the house suffered little damage. Gifts of warm clothing, medium adult size, or money can be left at the office of The Yancey Journal for this family. ‘‘Appalachia Sounding’’ tour, write CRT, P.O. Box 1222, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 or call 919-933-5854. , CRT is an equal qppor tunity employer and "Actively seeks North Carolina resi dents for all staff, technical and acting positions. in the art gallery of Carol Grotpes Belk building at The exhibit will open at 2 p.m. with a reception includ ing five purchase award presentations, films on glass blowing, and a slide lecture by Harvey K. Littleton of Verona, Wis., well known glassblower and professor at the University of Wisconsin. The purchase awards in clude SI,OOO from the North Carolina National Bank- Corporation of Charlotte; S3OO from Irwin Belk of Charlotte; $l5O from the Asheville Art Museum; and SIOO awards from the Hanes Foundation of Winston Salem and Josefina Niggli of Cullowhee. Presented by tl t Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions Committee at WCU, the exhibit will continue through January 30. ! "H NMf fuuiii i '• ' \ j yL I iff ' AmmStiSz . 1- ' (US Vyi ■ t Blaze Extinguished At Last, Leaving Demolished Gasoline Tanker Tanker Explosion Destroys Home When Power Lines Ignite Gasoline ” - - ' '-v A spectacular fire seen by some Burnsville residents and passing motorists early Mon-, day morning, January 5, ** resulted from an accident involving a tanker owned by Space Petroleum Company of Shelby. Three residents of a mobile home and the driver of the gasoline tanker escaped injury. According to Larry Riddle of the Yancey County Sher iff’s Department, at about 1:45 a.m. the tanker was refilling the storage tanks at a service station at Hwy. 197 and 19E Bypass when the brakes apparently failed. The tanker was parked on a steep incline and it rolled across Hwy. 197 and struck a power pole near the mobile home. The spectacular fire occurred when downed power lines ignited gasoline leaking from the tanker when it overturned. The fire later caused the tanker truck to explode, destroying both the tanker and the mobile home nearby. The driver of the truck, William Shetley, 38, of Union, S.C. who was outside the vehicle when it began to roll, was unable to get back into the truck cab to stop it. When he saw the downed lines and leaking gasoline, he ran to the mobile home where Mr. and Mrs. Paul Norton and their six-year-old son Mark were sleeping. Shetley said the sound of his beating on the front door of the mobile home awakened the Nortons, who left the trailer from the back door. Not realizing they were safe, - Shetleyremained at the front entrance to the mobile home trying to arouse the occupants a|| w ■■■l Vawtty C C*OMTHy SToft* K i.U T«nM»»r.nt Si * u,/r until sparks from the power lines ignited the gasoline. The spread rapidly, but Shetley managed to escape unharmed and then disco vered the Nortons were safe. Flames from the burning fuel soon engulfed the mobile ESC Announces Termination Os FSB Payments In April The Employment Security Commission announced this week that Federal Supple mental Unemployment Bene fits in North Carolina will terminate April 3. The program has ‘‘trig gered off’ because the State's average insured un employment rate for 13 weeks has fallen below five percent. Local ESC Manager Jim Acuff said he was informed Friday by the central office that all FSB payments stop in April and claims filed be tween January 3 an(l April 3 may entitle workers to only half their FSB claim. He said January 3 is the official trigger-off date of the Federal program which has provided up to an additional 26 unemployment checks to workers who have exhausted ASU Offers Graduate - Course Here Two field-based graduate courses will be offered from Appalachian State University at Burnsville Elementary School. The courses are: AH 08-5060-302 (Curriculum Planning) offered on Thurs days, January 15-March 25, 4:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m.; CR 11-4560-302 (Measurement & Assessment) offered on Mon days, January 12-March 22, 4:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m. Each of the above courses carries 2 semester hours of credit. The cost is $22.00 per semester hour. There is a SIO.OO processing fee for those students registering at ASU for the first time. Those who wish to enroll in either of the graduate courses, may register at the first class meeting January 12 for Measurements and As sessment and January 15 for Curriculum Planning. THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1976 home and shortly afterward, the tanker exploded damag ing the power lines even further. The explosion also knock ed out telephone service to the area. Gene Higgins, chief of the Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department, was forced their regular and extended state benefits. Workers who have FSB claims established prior to January 3 may receive one half their entitlement or the balance of their claims, whichever is lesser, according to the ESC. FSB was established by Congress December 31, 1974. There are currently 25,400 workers in North Carolina Public Information Meeting On Nolichucky The Nolichucky River in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee will be the subject of a public information meeting to be held Thursday, January 29,1976, at 7:00 p.m. at the Courthouse in Burns ville, North Carolina. Repre sentatives of a joint Federal/ State study team which is currently evaluating the No licnucky as a potential addi- Swimming Course Set A course for Red Cross Swimming Instructors will be conducted at Lees-Mcßae College in Banner Elk, using the college pool, beginning Wednesday, January 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., and each Monday and Wednesday at the same hours until the course is completed. The instructor will be the Rev. John E. Wilson, a member of the Lees Mcßae faculty. The course is spon sored by the Mayland Red Cross Chapter, which serves Mitchell, Avery and Yancey Counties. Information concerning the eourve may be obtained by contacting the Rev. Mr. Wilse* efcrby> phoning Mrs. Lillian Hollifield 765-2422 to go from door to door alerting the firemen that a fire was in progress. The firemen and members of the Burns ville Police Department and Yancey Sheriffs Department fought the blaze for more than three hours in sub-freezing temperatures. filing claims under the special program and payments last month exceeded $5 million. In Mitchell and Yancey Counties about 150 workers are filing FSB claims. Manager Acuff says he cannot determine how many workers will establish new FSB claims in the next three months or how maqy will be affected by the April 3 cut off date. tion to the National Wild and Scenic River System, will be in attendance to explain the background behind the study and the study process itself and to answer questions and receive comments as they arise. t All interested persons are invited to attend and are encouraged to ask questions and state their opinions. Further information re garding the study and/or the public information meeting may be obtained from the Regional Director, Southeast Region, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, 148 Cain Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. ■Yancey Health Dept. Jan. 7, Wednesday, Eye Clinic [Dr. Powell] B*oo-12*00 Jan. 8, Thursday, Family Planning [Dr.McGahey] B>oo-lli3o Jan. 12, Monday, Immunization Oink 8:00-1 ftoo Jan. 12, Monday, Nurse Screening I*oo- 3*oo Jan. 13, Tuesday, Child Health [Dr. Cort] B*oo- I*oo Jan. 14, Wednesday, Pap Smear Clink [Ms.Lance) 12*30- 3*Bo Jan. 15, Thursday, Maternal Health [Ms.Kingham] 4*oo- 6*oo Jan. 17, Saturday, Maternal Health [Ms. Kingham] B*oo-11*30 Jan. 19, Monday, Immunization Clink B*oo-1 kOO Jan. 19, Monday, Nurse Screening I*oo- 3100 Jan. 22, Thursday, Family Planning [Dr.McGahey] B*oo-11*30 J«i V\ Tuesday, Child Cort] 8:00- UM Jan. 28, Wednesday, Orthopedic Clink, BakenvOle 8:00-11:00 Jan. 30, Friday, CUM Health [Dr. Pooel B*oo- 1:00 Special Meeting Slated The Yancey County Board of Education has scheduled meetings in the various elementary school districts in the county for the purpose of discussing with parents and teachers the consolidation plans for next year, particu larly as they will apply to the students in middle grades. All parents are urged to attend one of these meetings and to have, input into the discussions. A final decision as to what grades will be included in the middle schools (Cane River and East Yancey) will be made after the last of these meetings has been held. All meetings will be held in the schools at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates:. Bee Log-Wednesday, January 7; Bald Creek--Thursday, Janu ary 8; Clearmont-Monday, January 12; South Toe-Wed nesday, January 14; Mica ville-Monday, January 19; Burnsville-Thursday, Janu ary 22; Pensacola-Monday, January 26. List Takers Available In Townships To assist taxpayers hi listing 1976 taxes, List Takers will be available in the different Townships as fol lows: Burnsville Township: Yan cey County Courthouse, Jan uary 5,6, 7,9, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29 and 30. Cane River Township: Proffitt’s Store, January 5,6, 7,8, 9, 26 and 27. Egypt Township: Buck Phillip’s Store, January \2, 13, 14, 15, 16, 28 and 29. Ramseytown Township: at Clayton Whitson’s Store Jan uary 19, 20, 21, 22, ?3, 30. Green Mountain Township O.C. Whitson’s Store January 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 28 and 29. Jack’s Creek Township: C.L. Byrd’s Store, January 5, 6,7, 8,9, 26 and 27. Brush Creek Township: Worley Robinson’s Store, January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30. Crabtree Township: Ed Gouge’s Store, January 14, 15, 16, and 29; Newdale Grocery, January 12, 13, and 28. South Toe Township: at Westall’s Store, January 5,6, 7,8, 9, 26 and 27. Pensacola Township: Billy Brooks Wilson Store, January 8, 13, 22, and 27. Prices Creek Township: The Old J.F. Robinson Store Building, January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 30.. For people who cannot be at desired places, please come by the tax office in the Courthouse during the week of February 2-6, 1976.