THE YANCEY JOURNAL I | VOL. 4, NO. 18 .yghk*,' _ ~ hh m ■ ,£££* Lure Os The Mountains Draws Vacationers To North Carolina Photo by Hugh Morton ERDA Selects Two WNC Counties As Study Areas In Uranium Search The Grand Junction (Colo rado) Office of the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) has gjaccd on open file a report containing analyses of stream water and sediment and ground water from four areas in the southern Appalachian Piedmont and Blue Ridge regions. Kindergarten Registration Scheduled In Yancey Schools Friday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. has been scheduled to register all children who will be entering Kindergarten classes in the BFI l y * wHB % gHr ■ m * t /* f Play Staged Chef Phyllis Downing discusses the dinner menu with Tourist Phillip Shore while the ambassador’s son Jim Pricsmeyer looks on in the Burnsville Little Theatre production of “Don’t Drink The Water” to be presented Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 at the Parkway Playhouse at 8:15 p.m. Other oast members include Betty Bacon, Gall Deyton, Tom Gardner, Theresa Coletta, Kevin Shirley, Tim Thompson, Liz Lesley, John David S.jwart, Chris Day and Gene Cannon. Director Is Barbara Bailey. Photo by Ann Hawthorne The four areas were selected for orientation stu dies to aid in the design of a geochemical reconnaissance program for uranium being conducted in the eastern United States by the Savan nah River Laboratory, Aiken, South Carolina for the Grand Junction Office of ERDA. The Laboratory is operated for ERDA’s Savannah River Yancey County School Sys tem, in the fall of 1976. Also, children who were not enroll ed in Kindergarten during the 1975-76 school year will be URNSVILLE, N.C. 28714 Operations Office by E.l. duPont de Nemours <x Com pany. The study areas are located in (1) Lamar County, Georgia; (2) Oconee County, South Carolina; (3) Mitchell County, North Carolina; and (4) Avery County, North Carolina. Collection dates were from August 24 to registered for the first grade on this date. The parents or guardian should bring the following information when registering their child: the child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Children enrolling in Kin dergarten classes must be 5 years of age on or before Octpber 16, 1976. Those enrolling in the first grade must be 6 years of age on or before October 16, 1976. All children who are currently enrolled in Kinder garten classes will not report to school on May 7. The teacher in each Kindergarten class will be responsible for registering those children who will be enrolling next year. Sales-Use Tax Report Local one percent sales and use tax collections were reported for North Carolina counties for the month of March, 1976, by J. Howard Coble, Secretary, N.C. De partment of Revenue. The report shows Yancey County collections for March amoun ted to $14,759.21. Madison County collected $13,521.71 for the same period, while Avery County... collections amounted to just over sl2 thousand. Mitchell County collected $18,590.52 for the same period. Spaghetti Supper Set A Democratic Spaghetti Supper will be held Saturday, May 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Clcarmont Elementary School. Price is $1.50 per person. Everyone is welcome. October 10, 1975. For each of the study areas, the 219 page report includes sample locality maps, tables of field data, and tables of analytical data (primarily uranium analyses). The report, GJBX-9(76), titled “Raw Data from Orientation Studies in Crystalline Rock Areas of the Southeastern United Sates,” March 1976, by Van Price, Jr. contains seven maps and 17 tables. The Savannah River La boratory study is part of ERDA's National Uranium Resource Evaluation program to determine systematically the distribution of uranium in surface and underground waters and si ream sediments as possible indicators of areas favorable for the discovery of uranium. Copies of this report may be made at the requestor’s expense by contacting: Colo rado Copy Center, Suite T-8, Valley Federal Plaza, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501. Dr. Braswel Wins 3-Year Court Battle Judge Woodrow W. Jones of U.S. District Court brought to a close Dr. Jack Guy Braswell’s three-year battle waged with the North Caro lina Board of Dental Exami ners. Judge Jones ruled in an order signed Friday, April 23, that Dr. Braswell was denied the right of due process guaranteed by the Constitu tion when his dentistry license was revoked in May of 1974. Judge Jones ordered the license of the Mitchell County dentist to be restored. It had been revoked following pre vious court battles after Braswell was accused of sexually molesting female patients while they were under the influence of laugh ing gas. Braswell said at a news conference in Marshall on Saturday in the law offices of one.of his attorneys that he has been “totally exonera ted” of the board’s charges. The board was ordered to fully reinstate the license, and a Superior Court judge in Asheville directed that the case be wiped from the records of the Mitchell County courts. “1 think 1 can say that this is one of the happiest days of my life. 1 have been totally Visitors Want To Share It: The ‘Good Life’ In Yancey BY CAROLYN YUZIUK Yancey County is forging ahead rapidly as a mecca for vacationers, and happily, in spite of the great strides made towards attracting visitors, the county’s greatest attrac tion has not been lost. The charm of simple mountain living is still here in abun dance. It is not only the mountain land and climate that lures visitors to Yancey County. There are many other attrac- some new, some old, which have developed here. For the music lover there is a wide variety--from gospel through blue grass to Cham ber Concerts by Music in the Mountains. Art lovers will find excellent work in any thing from pottery and cera mics to oil painting and watercolors. And participa tion is encouraged with classes at Painting in the Mountains and craft classes sponsored by Mayland Tech nical Institute and private artists. buffs will enjoy the Parkway Playhouse productions during the season pnd for those who want to try acting themselves, the Burns ville Little Theatre is attract ng attention with quality productions by local ama teurs. Outdoor activities abound in 'ancey County as fisher me , hunters, campers, and hik rs thrive on the pure mo ntain air. Rock hounds rak the earth for exciting disc iveries in gems and min rals. Golfing came to Yan sy with the opening of Moi it Mitchell Lands. Vir tual everything that makes the igood life” is found here, and isitors who know it want to h a part of it. Notice flhe W.A.M.Y. Bus that ha; been making the Jack’s Crc k-Green Mountain runs wil >e changed from five days a veek to Tuesday and T1 -sday only at the same sc duled time. This will be fid :tiv£-Mav 1 en lerated, vindicated of the av il accusations that were m e against me by the North Ci ilina State Board of E) niners,” Braswell stated. Hi aid he has now dropped a $1 million lawsuit against th board and its original mi bers who were serving wl i his license was revoked. Br veil has insisted from the be ming that the charges a g st him were false. These three years have be a terrible nightmare. I cai never understand how an entist on the board could be ve those awful accusa tio they were making ag st me with no more facts an vidence than they had,’’ Br veil said. He stated that me of the women the board of aminers said had com pla :d about improper ad vai s during treatment are stil egular patients in his off. He also stated that the “g ’ referred to was nitrous oxi an analgesic which is im perly called a gas, wh produces insensibility to ain without loss of coi ousness. aswell said he feels that chi es in the membership of the ard over the past three yea had a bearing on his THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1976 Many visitors to Yancey County remark that the very absence of trademarks of tourism--which are usually associated with garish souve nir shops, ‘‘wall-to-wall” motels, and fancy eating places-keeps them coming back to this out-of-the-way place. And more and nfcre often, the vacationer who has found a true chai ge of pace here decides to buy his own piece of the mountains and have a place to come back to again and again, or to which he can retire. This is the real story behind the Real Estate boom in Yancey County which has caused land prices to rise higher and higher in recent years. Not many people quibble at paying more for the land, however, because the old adage about land being one thing that no one can make more of is not a joke in these times of crowded cities and suburbs with their crime and pollution problems. Visi tors realize that it is not only the land that is precious in the North Carolina mountains, Mayland Concert Slated The Mayland concert on Monday, May 3rd at 8:00 p.m. in the Presbyterian Church,, Burnsville, will fea ture May Jo Grey, violin, member of the Music De partment of Mars Hill Col lege; Charles Medlin, cello, Salem College School of Music; and Eve Lynne Reeve, harpsichord, member of the Celo Chamber Players. For those who do not have season tickets, admission at the door will be $1.50. The baroque program will feature works by Bach, Rameau, and Couperin. Grey, Medlin, and Reeve, three outstanding musicians in Western North Carolina, have teamed up in previous con certs at Mars Hill College, and all three will be making return appearances in Burns ville, although they have not been heard here as a trio. On May 18th, Mitchell and Yancey Counties look forward to a return of the North Carolina Little Symphony, which was so enthusiastically received in 1975. Tickets for the Symphony concert, sche iPjy ' Students Hold Bicentennial Quilting Bee X - o The Family Living Class, taught by Mrs. Neill, had an old-fashioned —# ... . the Bicentennial. The quilt, which was completed last week Illustrated f 1 celebrate counties In North Carolina. These were rmhntlilcrid by the stud muslin In red. Red, white and blue cotton fabrics were used tonut thT" IT"" a un “ e,,cb « d wes put In a scroll-type quilting frame to bo 9 lb ® but also the simple, meaning ful way of life which is almost an anachronism in today’s jet age. Real estate is also boom ing as investment property, not only in Yancey County, but all over the United States. Investors have found that money put into real estate far outdistances stocks, bonds, savings certificates, treasury notes and other investments in financial appreciation. According to Ladd Shell, president of the Johnson City, Tennessee Board of Realtors, "In all other forms of investment, the investor faces the possibility that the value might decrease or that the increase may not keep pace with the.rate of inflation.” “Real estate is the only investment that continues to appreciate, and generally more than keeps pace with the inflation rate,” Shell noted. "Besides, it is the only investment form that offers North Carolina Little Symphony duled for 8:15 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, Burns ville, are sd.so apiece and can be bought wherever you see one of the large Symphony posters, through many of the clubs, or from Music in the Mountains, Burnsville, 28714. The conductor will be James Ogle, the young and talented winner of several national and international 15 c the investor extensive income tax advantages," he added. *■ This edition of The Yancey Journal is largely devoted to real estate. We have .encour aged Yancey County realtors to list their properties so that our readers, both local and non-resident, can have the opportunity of choosing a piece of the "good life” for themselves WLOS-TV To Feature Yancey RR Yancey Railroad will be featured on WLOS-TV Mon tage Program at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1976. Passenger Charters will run on May 1 at 10:30 and May 2 at 1:00 p.m. Phone 765-7242 for reservations for either date. awards before becoming the assistant conductor of the North Carolina Symphony in 1975. Buy your tickets early and help to make this visit by the state’s splendid orchestra for an adult and a children’s concert a success. Those wishing to sponsor the Sym phony are urged to call Music in the Mountains, 675-4060 in the next few days.