MCINTOSH TO HEAD ALCOHOLISM COUNCIL

The Rev. W. Flemon McIntosh Jr. is the new president of the Burke County Council of Alcoholism. McIntosh replaces Valdese attorney David Swift, whose term of office ended June 30. Other officers are Dr. G.F. Reeves, vice-president, and Mrs. W.H. Patton Jr., secretary-treasurer.

The council was established July 1, 1966, by a charter granted by the state of North Carolina. It operates an alcoholism information center in the council’s office at 211 N Sterling St.

FESTIVE FOURTH IS PLANNED

Plans for “The Glorious Fourth” just keep on growing.

And it’s not to late to join in the 10 a.m. parade if you want to display the red white and blue or do some flag waving.

James Blakley, parade chairman, said post entries will be accepted at the A&P parking lot right up to parade time. Anyone wishing to join the parade must see him.

“Nobody is participating unless they display the red white and blue - this is a special occasion” said Blakley.

Blakley has worked closely with Marvin Y. Folger and Warren Bigham, co-chairman, in planning the big Fourth of July Celebration, which will include the parade.

COUNTY-WIDE SCHOOL NAMES DR. RIDDLE CHAIRMAN

Dr. J. Iverson Riddle, superintendent of Western Carolina Center, was elected chairman of the Burke County Public Schools Board of Education last night. This was the first meeting of the 12-man consolidated board. Following the swearing in of Dr. Riddle and the other members by Kenneth Daye, assistant clerk of court, there was the election of board members.

ROBINSON JOINS SHERIFF’S STAFF

Leonard Robinson has rejoined the Sheriff’s Department as a road deputy.

Robinson had five years experience working for Sheriff Alvin Wise and Sheriff David W. Oaks. Holding the rank of lieutenant before becoming a deputy, he was a policeman for the city of Valdese for three and a half years. Robinson served for seven years in the U.S. Navy as boatswain. Since his last tenure with the sheriff’s department, he has been in the poultry business.

SOME SHED TEARS AS POSTMASTER RETIRES

Eubert P. Rutherford, the seventh postmaster in the history of the Rutherford College, retired Monday after 37 years as head of the Rutherford College post office.

Rutherford said the job carried a lot of responsibility, but he would miss it. “Two or three people cried because I’m leaving Rutherford,” he said.

Rutherford succeeded his aunt, Emma Moore, as head of the post office when he became setting post master on Dec 11 1931.

GIVING EM FITZ: BY J.D. FITZ, PUBLISHER

Each summer at The News Herald, you’ll find students getting newspaper experience, and we welcome the following:

» Dixie Rollins, an upcoming sophomore at UNC-Greensboro. This her second year working as woman’s editor, filling in for Mildred Tolson.

» Sam Hall: Fresh from UNC-Charlotte with a course in community journalism, he is giving us needed help in the news department.

» David Whisnant, star athlete from Drexel, is helping sports editor Durward Buck.

» Also helping in the sports department is Eddie Maness. That youngster is interested in sports and reporting.

» Susan Fitz, who will be a sophomore next year at Virgina Intermont, is helping in the business office as a receptionist. Last year, she was a part-time proof reader.

» Our youngest staffer is Edgar Payne, the 14-year-old cameraman. Who shows promise of becoming an ace news photographer?

» Ann Henderson, who will be graduating from Oak Hill High School next year, is writing features in the summer. She wrote news and sports during the past year.

These young folks add life to our staff, and we look forward to having a group of them each summer.

PLAYING AT THE MIMOSA

Elvis Presley stars in‘The Trouble With Girls’(and how he got into it). Suggested for general audience: children 50 cents and adults $1.

“The Mad Room” starring Stella Stevens and Shelly Winters: Incredible as it may seem, unthinkable as it may be.Suggested for mature audiences: All admission is $1.

This article is sponsored by the History Museum of Burke County, where the archives of The News Herald are stored. Jimmy Rhyne is the researcher of the archives.

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