THE YANCEY JOURNAL VOL. 4, NO. 16 a^•rjULwln^^.'Tr_l|*yi§iA Ma^. fp> gMM. BBe^jjgfea ' 4> % *•; fijfe'- ■j” , flLgfc it'i|\J 4$ > t T j^^t. .sßtff., IsTi iANB Ay* iwiftr WffvLii p— 4? I- 1 l V |§L JBgljl _££ rW ' vßw '**Ums* ''■ w *■ .«■?%- ■ |v k <•— *• _ HL&. ■ 4 s - '- .-' ■ S - BUMI Mm ,, , ■'%&*.: ’ * : ■■■ft*, «■.., "Ci**-- •■«* ' ' % . • wßOmi»^T ■KP*.;.- *v jßljf ¥' Students Hold Teacher Appreciation Day Monday, April 12, was designated Teacher Appreciation Day at Burnsville Elementary School by the Junior Beta Club and the Student Council. The Council and the Beta Club placed a small vase of spring Bowers on the desk of each teacher, in the principal’s office, and on the tables in the lunchroom on Monday morning with a reminder that the Beta Club members would be coming to their rooms to work with them during the Board Os Education Appoints Mori 1976- ’77 SchoofYear Principals The Yancey County Board of Education has announced the election of principals to serve in two elementary schools for 1976-77. Miss Paula Mae Higgins will serve as principal of Burnsville Elementary School, a position held by Mr. Larry Howell for the past five years. Mr. Howell will serve next year as principal of Micaville Ele mentary School. Sidney Zull- Annual Chamber Dinner Plans have been comple ted for the Yancey County Chamber oF Commerce An nual Dinner. It will be at East Yancey High School Friday, April 23. Reservations must be made by April 17. Tickets are available at the Chamber office in the New Town Hall on the square, or you may call 682-2312. i I II rui 1 111 'jB K rTTHIin m .‘WHI.w Gudger Files As Candidate On Monday, April 5, 1976, Lamar Gudger filed as candidate for the Congressional seat presently held by Roy A. Taylor. He is presently serving as State Senator from the 26th Senatorial District including Buncombe, Madison, McDowell and Yancey Counties. Her formerly served as District Solicitor and he served 1 term as representative of the N.C. House of Representatives. He Is a member of the law firm, Gudger & Mclean; he Is an active Methodist layman; and has been prominent with civic and educational affairs for many years. Gudger stated in his announcement, “ll is my hope that my own record of public service In the North Carolina Senate, sustained by the Integrity of my professional and private life, will prove that 1 am qualified for this office.” * inger will be the new principal of South Toe Elementary School. Miss Higgins holds a Master’s Degree in Admini Rate Hike Higher, Says French Broad French Broad , Electric Membership Corporation an nounced earlier this week that Carolina Power & Light Company had given notice of a revised wholesale rate request, and it was expected to be around 33%. It has now been announced that the Federal Power Commission has given tentative approval to their original request of January 30, 1976, for 34.5% whi<th will go into effect on May 1, 1976, instead of their revised rate. French Broad EMC along with the other Cooperatives in BURNSVILLE, N.C. 28714 day in any way that they could be of service or wherever they would be needed most. At 1 o’clock the Student Council gathered in the attractively decorated school library to finish preparations for a tea from 1:30 to 2:00 in honor of the principal, the faculty, the school secretary and librarian, the custodian and school aids, the lunchroom staff, and the members of the central office force. stration from Appalachian State University. She has served as principal of Clear mont Elementary School and has taught at Bald Creek and North Carolina will do every thing that is legally possible to see that these rate increases are justified, and if they are not justified, that the overcharges are returned. The rate increase of January 2, 1975 was opposed ” by the Cooperatives and the new increase is being op posed. Since the progress made by the Federal Power Commission in ruling on these increases is very slow, mem bers of French Broad EMC . are urgbd to write their Senators and Congressmen, as well as the FPC for prompt action on these matters. Bee Log Elementary Schools Mr. Zullinger is a graduate o Mars Hill College and i: expected to receive hi Master’s Degree in Adminis tration from Western Carolim University this summer. Hi has been a teacher a Burnsville Elementary Schoc for the past four years. He i married to the former Par Young of Burnsville. Mr. Frank Robinson, prin cipal of East Yancey Higl School, will serve as Assistan Principal at Mountain Heri tage High School next year. Special Services At Newdale Presbyteria Dr. E. Perry Mobley o: Winston Salem will be speak er in a series of services to b< held in the Newdale Presby terian Church beginning Eas ter Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Dr Mobley is a warm spirit ant popular pastor of the Rey nolds Presbyterian Church having served there forth« past ten years. Much at hom'< with both young and old, ar avid sportsman, he find: himself comfortable both a: preacher and sports official. As a native of Albany Georgia he graduated fron Presbyterian College of Soutl Carolina and Columbia Se minary. Later he was awardee an honorary degree of Doctoi of Divinity from King College He has served in the U.S Navy and in pastorates ii Florida, Georgia and Ten nessee before coming t< North Carolina. The congregation of New dale Presbyterian feels tha they are indeed fortunate it having Dr. Mobley for thi: time of spiritual enrichmen i and evangelistic effort. Feel ing that you might like t< share this spiritual feast o praise, inspiration and fellow ship they cordially invite yo» to be at Newdale Churcl Sunday through Friday, Apri 18-23 each evening at 7:30 Special music and congrega tional singing will be a part o each service. | Firefighters Use Helicopter: ‘Firebugs’Set Forest Fires I National Forest Rangers in I- the Toecane District have I been very active in recent I weeks fighting fires in and I around Yancey County. Ac- I cording to a Forest Service I spokesman, “Firebugs” are I responsible for many of these I fires. On Sunday, April 4, Forest Rangers took action on a fire on Stoney Fork Road near Barnardsville. Only 2-3 acres were burned due to prompt [ action in spotting and getting men in to the site. Wednesday. April 7, there Help For I Elderly Families A limited amount of y assistance to help elderly families to fix-up and repair safety hazards in and around n their home is now available through the local Yancey County Community Action , Office. Any family of Senior Citizens of Yancey County whose home, or the surroun- O ding premises contain haz ards which might cause a „ person’s injury, and the family is unable to" fix or repair the hazard, should make a request to the County s. Director, W.A.M.Y. Com of munity Action. The request is should be made on “Request iis for Assistance Form” which s- can be obtained at the Yancey ia County Community Action fe Office. at This program is designed, ©I and was developed and is approved, to help elderly m citizens (60 years and older) or other disabled families who n- are not able to do this kind of ?h work or do not have the nt resources to eliminate such ri- conditions in and around their r. homes that might cause serious injury to someone. Wherever these conditions exist and the family cannot correct them they are encour aged to contact the Commu nity Action Office, Telephone j 682-2610 or write the County Director, P.O. Box 596, Burnsville, N.C. 28714. vn of Theatre k “ Presents ' d Comedy y- The Burnsville Little Thea h. tre will present a Woody Allen >e comedy, “Don’t Drink the ie Water”, on April 30 and May in 1, 1976. Advance tickets will Is be on sale starting April 14. 1S According to director Bar • bara Bailey, this promises to y. be a fine production with most m credit going to an excellent th cast. ’ e* Cast members are: Phillip sd Shore, Betty Bacon, Jim or Priesmeyer, Gail Deyton, e. Tom Gardner, Theresa Cold s' ta, Kevin Shirley, Phyllis in Downing, Tim Thompson, Liz n- Lasley, John David Stewart, t 0 Chris Day and Gene Cannon. in SnMiJriTTv nt irnmnm i H ■! to immSS-TET - ifISSIdFSL * MwJri 5 %Zll THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1976 4 were about seven fires set at the proposed Craggy Wilder ness area and a total of 15 acres were burned. A helicopter crew and smoke jumpers were used in both of these actions and the prompt action made possible by this means of getting fire fighters into the area is credited with saving scores of acres from being burned, i A forest fire at Big Butt t Gap just west of the Yancey r County line was spotted by an aerial observer last week. The : observer saw a man setting that fire and another one, but the Toecane Rangers were unable to get TO the area fast enough to apprehend him. One of these fires burned 25 acres, the other burned 5-6 acres of forest land. Here again, the helicopter crew was the means of preventing a greater destruction of forest land by bringing in two firefighting crews within a 30 minute period from outlying areas. Last Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, Toecane Rangers fought one fire at Ogles Meadows in Yancey County, two fires at the White Oak Creek Campground, and a small fire at the Black [ Mountain Campground. . Carelessness with camp r fires an<T cigarettes were I responsible for some of the t conflagrations, but the Forest Service spokesman empha t sized that “Firebugs” were t responsible for setting a great , many of the forest fires in this f area lately. ! “We cannot even estimate i Schools r ! Close For F ; Easter Yancey County Schools : will be closed for Easter Holidays on Friday, April 16, i and Monday, April 19. There t will be no other spring vacation, since a number of school days were lost during January and February be ■ cause of snow. Graduation exercises have been scheduled for East Yancey High School on Friday night, May 28, and for Cane River High School on Satur day night, May 29. The school year will end for all other students on Wednesday, June 2, 1976. •r| fig. 4g I iHmfmrw >, Jku llir JWm wVPI npS dir -m m.irlMß 11 11 SjJ2B-4_4— /■r j a \ JBBi. v W . i■ i ■ 111 j - ■fl' l CB Club Coffee Break v On March 20,1976 the newly formed Mt. Mitchell C.B. Club held their first coffee break. Ike coffee break was held at Micavllle Elementary School and $700.00 was given to the Mentafty Trainable Retarded Class at that school. The Little League Baseball Team was also given SIOO.OO and $50.00 was given to the Radio Patrol. The members of the Mt. Mitchell C.B. express appreciation to Mr. Boyd Deyton, principal of MlcavUle Elementary School, and to everyone who attended, for their contribution In helping make the coffee break a success. how many acres of National Forest land would have burned if we had not had the means of getting to the site of the blaze so promptly,” said one Ranger. The helicopter is owned by the United States Forest Service and it arrived about three weeks ago from Utah. Toecane Rangers were initially doubtful about its use in the mountains, but have been impressed by how quickly the helicopter can get fire fighting crews to the Motorists Warned About Holiday Statistics Edward L. Powell, Com missioner of Motor Vehicles today reminded motorists that the four day Easter Holiday weekend will begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday, April 16, and end midnight Monday, April 19. Last year during the four day period, 25 persons lost their lives and 645 persons were injured on North Caro lina highways. During the Easter holiday last year there were 1,141 traffic accidents in the State One-Man Shows Set For May In Mitchell BY SUSAN LARSON Toe River Arts Council Two distinguished men will be brought to life again on the Harris Elementary School stage next month. They are Mark Twain and Clarence Darrow, who will be portrayed by Bill Wilson and Don Baucom respectively, in one man shows Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15. The two productions are spon sored by the Toe River Arts Council and Mayland Techni cal Institute. Bill Wilson’s portrayal of Mark Twain will be the culmination of his two years as dramatist-in-residence at Mayland Technical Institute, a post which he will be leaving in June. Each performance he gives will be fitted to the audience. He has memorized four hours of material and will choose, according to audience response, selections from such works as Huckleberry Finn, Roughing It, and Letters from the Earth. Don Baucom as Clarence Darrow will be acting the play by David W. Rintels. In 15 c blazes and its maneuverabi lity in small areas. The National Forest Ro gers have been working oh more—efficient means of apprehending firebugs and have several plans of action which should be effective. Citizens are urged to call the 1 Forest Service if they aware of any unusual or suspicious activity in the Forest Service jurisdiction. Remember-the National For ests belong to everyone. > with 1,014 violations of the motor vehicle laws. The leading causes of these accidents were failing to see safe movement and speeding. Speeding over 75 m.p:h. caused 7 highway deaths. Highway fatality statistics for Easter weekend 1975 also show 4 fatalities with speed ing 65 to 75 m.p.h. and 3 fatalities with car speeding below 65 m.p.h. Failure: to yield right of way caused 2 fatalities. ■>. talking about his life and the famous trials in which he participated, Darrow reminds the audience of some of the great moments in courtroom drama and of the many causes he defended. Don Baucom, who is Dean of Instruction at Mayland Technical Institute, has the same angular face as Darrow and, with the subtrac tion of his beard and the addition of suspenders, will be Darrow on Saturday, Nfay 15, at 8:00 p.m. in the Harris Elementary School Auditor ium in Spruce Pine. Chamber To Publish New Brochure The Yancey County Cham ber of Commerce h doing a new accommodations bro chure to be inserted in the colored brochure for distribu tion. Anyone wishing to place an ad in this brochure should contact the Chamber office at P.O. Box 175 or call 682-2312 before Saturday, April 17.