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Glancing Back: William Cathey To Lead T.C. Henderson

 

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The following briefs are from Thursday, July 2, 1970, edition of The Transylvania Times.

Saturday, July 4, will be a holiday in Brevard and Transylvania County with most of the stores being closed. The day will be highlighted in the county by the annual picnic of Olin Mathieson at Camp Straus. Held annually for Olin employees and their families, the event is usually attended by more than 10,000 persons.

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William J. Cathey Jr. has been appointed principal of T.C. Henderson Elementary School by the Transylvania County Board of Education. He is succeeding L.C. Case III, who was recently appointed business manager for Transylvania County Schools. Mr. Cathey holds a B.S. degree in history from East Tennessee State University. He has been on the staff at Rosman High School since 1958, teaching history and physical education and serving as head coach.

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Tributes were paid to a pioneer forester, nationalist and alumnus of the Biltmore Forest School Verre Rhoades at dedication ceremonies at the Cradle of Forestry Saturday, June 27, 1970. Rhoades, a student of Dr. Carl A. Schenck (class of 1906), spent most of his life in furthering the conservation of America forests. He was instrumental in the organization of the U.S. Forest Service as a part of the Department of Agriculture and was named the first supervisor of Pisgah National Forest. Following his tenure as supervisor of Pisgah National Forest, he was appointed executive secretary of the North Carolina Park Commission charged with the responsibility of acquiring the North Carolina portion of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In addition to his tributes, a portrait of Rhoades was unveiled which will be placed at the Cradle of Forestry.

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Brevard’s First Lt. “Greg” Macfie, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Macfie, of Brevard, has been decorated for heroism in Vietnam fighting. Macfie received the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device for heroic action on Jan. 31, 1970.

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Consumer testing of a 16-ounce size can for Coca-Cola began today July 2. According to an announcement by James H. (Chick) Gibbs, manager of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Hendersonville, the package is being positioned through advertising and point of sale as “the big can for lovers of Coke.” Gibbs said the company is “delighted to be selected to help conduct this test among consumers and we think it is a compliment to the Brevard and Hendersonville area to be chosen for the test marketing activity.”

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Johnny Bradley, a 1970 graduate of the N.C. State University at Raleigh, will replace Randal Lyday as Vocational Agriculture teacher at Brevard Senior High School when Lyday retires after 37 years as the agriculture teacher in Transylvania schools. Lyday plans to continue living on his farm in Brevard and Boyd townships. His plans include cattle raising, civic activities and time permitting, he hopes to do some traveling.

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Navy Chief Petty Officer Ray V. Galloway, son of Mrs. Blanch Moore of Lake Toxaway, is serving aboard the USS Detroit, a new fleet oiler scheduled for completion July 31st at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.

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Fritz J. Merrell, Brevard Chapter Chairman of the American Red Cross, urges everyone to write a card or letter to the president of North Vietnam in Hanoi urging him to provide humane treatment for the U.S. servicemen they hold prisoners. Merrell said, “We know they hold 413 prisoners and there are 918 others missing and believed captured. It’ll cost a quarter but it might save a life or several lives.”

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Dr. Walter Clayton and his son, Robert, teamed together to win the first flight of the second annual Four – Ball Golf Tourna-ment last weekend at the Crooked Creek Golf Course near Hendersonville. They turned in the finest round of the tournament with a six under par 65. This fine score included an eagle by Dr. Clayton on the par five, fourth hole.

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Brevard’s well-loved Miss Fleeto Freeman has retired after 41 years as an elementary school teacher, all of them in Transylvania County. She began teaching at Penrose Elementary in 1928, immediately after her graduation from the old Asheville Normal College. She has seen schools go from three-room frame structures with little in the way of teaching materials to the present modern school facilities. She always got to school early in those days in the winter. Sometimes the school principal built the fires and sometimes an older student, but she got there early enough to do it in case it hadn’t been done. She had to be sure the room was warm enough for the children.

 
 

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