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' MADISON COUNTY RECWD S
Established June 28, 1901. ..
FRENCH BROAD NEWS
Established May 16, 1907.
Consolidated November 2, 1911 "
MARSHALL, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1929
CLARENCE RAMSEY OF MARSHALL
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CORONER'S VERDICT TO BE
Almost exactly one week from the
time Bi'l Tyson was drowned at San
dy Bo'ftftm Wednesday of last week
his bjy was found Wednesday May
15, a ftut four o'clock at Paint Rock.
Tbjt Body was brought to Marshall
tir evening and viewed by quite a
Aber of people, as the doctors ex
ined the body to see if the dedeas
id had been th victim of foul play
It is alleged that Bill was struck by
"Wild Bill" Anderson before he fell
into the river. Witnesses are in
prison here to testify to that fact.
Meanwhile Anderson is at large.
It will be recalled that several boys
in company with Miss Cora Anderson
of the Sandy Bottom section, were
on a boat which is used as a ferry
at this point in the French Broad
Pivpr. Wednesday afternoon of last
week when Tyson fell overboard and
was drowned. It was alleged that
he was struck or slapped about the
face before he fell, following a quar
rel between the dead bojr, age 21,
and Bill Anderson. Examination of
the body after it had been recovered
showed a bruise or scar about the
forehead, but of course this could
have been the result of striking a
gainst rocks. During this week the
river has been dragged and almost a
continuous search kept up by Tyson's
father, assisted by quite a number of
people from time to time. However,
it became the good fortune of Mr.
Roy Ricker and another man at Paint
Rock to find the body floating Wed
nesday evening. This is about
twelve miles from the scene of the
drowning. The body was so swollen
and decomposed that recognition was
largely by what he was known to be
wearing when last seen. The body
was prepared for burial at the O. C.
Rector establishment and taken to the
home of his father, where funeral
services and interment followed
Thursday afternoon. Other evidence
in the case will be heard Saturday
before the verdict of the coroner's
jury is rendered.
The school at Marshall came to a
close Monday night. May 13, with
the address by Dr. Bateman, followed
by the awarding of diplomas, prizes,
and certificates of excellence and
promotion. However, the play, "The
Touch-Do.vn," was given Tuesday
night quite effectively by the young
er people of the high school, coached
by Miss Madge Tweed and Mr. C. W.
Ball.ird. A large 'attendance Was
present and quite a fine sum of mon
ey realized from both this and the
Senior Class play a few weeks ago.
George Gwinn Roberts of near Pe
tersburg was given the prize in the
declamation contest and -Miss Jessie
May Ramsey won the prize in the
recitation contest. Rujth Dennis,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Den
nis, was given special recognition
for having a perfect attendance rec
ord throughout her grammar grade
years. Miss Nellie Crough had the
distinction of having made a perfect
attendance record for the past year,
and Miss Mary Morrow had the very
rare distinction of having a perfect
attendance record from the begin
ning of her school course to her grad
uation, not having, missed a day and
not having been tardy a single time
in eleven years. She and Miss
Crough were the only two in the se
nior class who had this record for
MADISON GIRL GRADUATES AT
DIX HILL HOSPITAL
The graduating exercises of the
Dix Hill Hospital, Raleigh, N. C.,
were given Saturday evening, May
11, 1929. In the class there was a
Madison County girl graduate, Miss
Allie M. Wilson, of Marshall, R. 1.
HOME DEE AGENTS
COUNTY COUNCIL The County
Council met Saturday morning at 10
o'clock at the Court House. The
County Dress RevieWwas planned for
the latter part of June, the exact
date to be announced later. Mrs.
McKinnion, our State Home Dem
onstration Leader, will be the main
feature of the program. We hope
to have Miss Hunter, our Clothing
Specialist, and Vme woman frttm
each of , the. clubs. The dresses are
to be made by the women themselves
from cotton material and the founda-
uua patient tney aro worung on.
They will also put on a Snowdrift
cake contest in connection with this
to raise money to send the delegate,
Mrs. Bobel Redmon, of Little Pine;
to the State Federation of Home
.Clubs, which meets in Raleigh the
reek of July 5. Mrs. Sarah Porter
Ellis, District Home Demonstration
Agent fare . ut a very intereUrx
discussion of "The- Plains' ef Home
Demonstration Work." , , , . . .
The Big Laurel girls club is very
enthusiastic over their work. They
completed their bags and nightgown
patterns were drafted and gowns cut
at the last meeting. This Club had
to miss several meetings on account
thin winter, bud have
I kept their work up with the other
1 clubs of the County. They are hav
I ing a "Better Biscuit Contest" as
I their minor project and two of the
' girls are also raising poultry.
I The Women's Club at Hot Springs
Una the lnrcpst membership in the
County and is very interested in their
projects. From the hat lesson there
has been 54 hats made by the Club
members and other people of Hot
Springs, which means a saving of
$169.02 for that one community for
their hats this one season and the
principle will be carried from season
SCHEDULE FOR .NEXT WEEK
Monday 10:00 Hot Springs.
Tuesday 2:00 Beech Glenn.
I Wednesday 10 :30 Big Laurel girls
j 1:30 Big Laurel women.
1 Thursday 1:30 Hot Springs girls
i Friday 10:30 Little Pine girls,
j 1:30 Little Pine women.
Will They Be Better?
The suggestion of Rev. Dr. Fos
dick that sermons should be few
er and better" is a good one if
there should be guarantee that the
latter desideratum would be reach
ed. Undoubtedly preachers do
the best they can, but if they had
to prepare fewer sermons they
could improve the quality. Con
sidering the multiplicity of duties
imposed upon the average pastor
and rector, the wonder is that he
can achieve so much. Many
could truly say as did one divine
o -his congregation: "I hope you
will excuse me for preaching a
long sermon this morning. I was '
so busy with many things last
week I did not have time to pre
pare a short one."
The program for fewer and
better sermons recalls the remark
of Rev. Dr. Robert Hall, the dis
tinguished British preacher, who
iwhen asked how many sermons a
minister could prepare in a week
said: "If he is a scholar and a
saint, he may manage by hard
i.vork to make one good discourse
in a week; if he is on ordinary
man, he may make two. But if
he is an ass, sir" he can make any
This would vindicate the prac
tice of some ministers "turning
over their barrel" every few
years, and would give some justi
fication for no preacher remain
ing too long with one congrega
tion unless "he is a scholar and a
saint" with a congregation made
up of like fine qualities.
Western North Carolina and the
Great Smoky fountains National
Park are already receiving wide
spread publicity from the announce
ment of the exploring expedition to
be sent into the wildest parts of the
park area in June. The Boy Scout
organization of Western North Caro
lina is now conducting a contest to
select the best qualified boy to be
a member of this adventurous expe
dition. Nearly a thousand boys in West
ern North Carolina are eligible to
compete for this trip. While only one
boy can win the trip, numerous
prizes and medals will be awarded the
boys who make the best showings in
their troops and districts. The awards
will be made by the Asheville Times,
sponsor of the expedition. The ex-:
ploring party will consist of a report-1
er and a photographer from the '
Times' staff and the winning Boy
The -North Carolina Park Commis
sion, and numerous Chambers of
Commerce, civic organizations and,
outdoor sportsmen throughout West
ern North Carolina have endorsed
this expedition and are cooperating
it. The primary purpose of the ven-,
ture is to boost the national park and
Western North Carolina bv giving
them national publicity and adver-!
tising their attraction to the world. '
The exploring party will leave on!
the expedition from Bryson City,
June 8, following a public ceremony,
in which leaders in the park move- j
ment and others will participate. The !
expedition will be one about month, j
Carrier pigeons will be used . to send '
occasional messages out of the prim
eval forest and for emergency com
munication if necessary
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Speakine- of fruit, the first aoola
caused a lot of trouble for .the first --'
Chickens that coma noma tbrbokt '..
Kara mora sense than some. popl -
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TWO WRECKS NEAR MAR
SHALL THE SAME
NO SERIOUS INJURIES B U
BOTH QUITE DANGEROUS
Mr. Porter Shelton and Miss Emma
Hensley of Carmen drover over to
Marshall Wednesday morning to call
Dr. Ditmore to a patient in that sec
tion. Dr. Ditmore on his car took
the lead, the other two following
closely behind. As they were near
: THE PUBLISHER'S
THE USE OF SOAP AND WATER
Notice we are using very small and familiar words in the a
bove headline in the hope that it will attract attention of those most
needing to heed this suggestion. Usually people sufficiently intelligent
to read editorials in a newspaper do not need such a suggestion as we
are making, but we have a hope that in some way, whether by direct
reading or by being passed along, the idea will get across to somebody
who ought to take a bath. There are so many people, even in this en
lightened country of ours, who do not seem to realize the importance
of this matter. Because they seem to be in good health, they do not
seem to think it necessary to bathe often. Perhaps tliey have the idea
that the purpose of bathing is to preserve health, and so long as they
are well, what's the use? We dare : :'.y that many a person is taken to
a hospital who hardly knows what a bath is. When the nurses prescribe
this form of treatment, the patient submits, as it is a matter of life
and death with him, but really he can hardly see the need for it even
then. We wonder how many nurses and doctors would agree with
this statement. Most of these people who are so averse to washing
themselves with soap and water seldom, if ever, take into considera
tion, the people they go with. They take an altogether selfish view
of the matter. They should take a bath for the sake of other people
as well as for their own sake, but that doesn't seem to occur to them.
The old saying that cleanliness is next to godliness has no meaning for
them. It is true that there are many poor people who have very poor
facilities for bathing. Many of them have never seen a real bath tub,
much less to own one and have running water in it. And people who
do not have such conveniences are to be pitied. Often large families
occupy very small houses and conditions are not conducive to cleanli
ness, but the right kind of person will find a way or make one to keep
clean. There is hardly a person anywhere who cannot some way,
somehow, find a little soap and water and cloth to apply it. They can
also wash their clothes if they have no other way of laundering them,
and when a person has taken a bath and put on clean clothes he not
only feels better, but he mbkes everybody else feel better that he goes
with. While frequent bathing and changing of clothes is desirable at
all seasons, especially is it necessary in warm weather.
WHO IS HE HITTING AT NOW?
Nobody. If this editorial were intended for any one person
or any number of persons in particular, it would not be printed. If
they needed the suggestion we might find some other way of getting
it across other than printing it as an editorial. It is humiliating to
write about such a matter, and we might never have had the courage
to do so but for the suggestion of a doctor. If the suggestion hits you,
for pity's sake don't blame this publisher. He doesn't know who will
be hit, but he does hope that it will do some good. One of his editori
als was recently taken to be a direct personal thrust when the person
who thus construed it had not entered the mind of the writer in that
connection. We have in mind some other matters which we believe
ought to be said, but we feel sure that certain people would become of
fended, thinking is was meant directly for them.when it really was in
tended for people in general. In a small community where everybody
knows everybody else, it is very hard to keep off other people's toes.
But if you think you are stepped on, don't screech unless you are real
ly hurt If you are offended to the point of being hot, perhaps a good
application of soap and water might cool you off.
PAINTING UP AND CLEANING UP
' In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts
of love, but after they are married their thoughts may turn in some
other direction in the spring. And one of those directions is toward
cleaning np and painting up. There is nothing that improves the out
side appearance of a house quite so much as paint And quite a num
ber of people around Marshall are painting or having painting done a
bout their homes. The yards are being cleaned up of rubbish and
flowers being planted and the premises beautified. ; Now is the time
.for yon to help nature beautify your home. - The planting of flowers
at the railroad station should be eentacions. It no doubt has had its
effect' Let's beautify oar town,' fill up the rut v on the street and .
make it an area more attractive place far passers by.-r Let them re- v
ti aa IfalBbaO th Beawttfnir v 'i '
Ay i A m.
Tthe County Home, Dr. Ditmore no-
ticed through his rear-view mirror
that the car following was wavering
and in an instant it was rolling down
an embankment, turning over and
over. He ran back expecting to find
them both dead, as the car had turn
ed over three times. The young lady
got up and found that her ankle .was
sprained. The young man was hard-
ON THE SKIN
Thugs Arrested As Result Of
Mr. Clarence Ramsey, of Knox
ville, Tenn., recently of Marshall,
son of Mr. J. Morgan Ramsey, of
I Marshall,1 was held up last week by
i two men whom he gave a lift in Ohio,
j Mrs. Ramsey, who was teaching in
i Marshall, saw her husband's picture
j in a Knoxville paper having been in
I formed by wire beforehand, and the
; story was to the effect that the two
j men who were riding from a point in
I Ohio to Dearborn, Mich., attempted
1 to compel Mr. Ramsey to drive them
on to another city. He drove into a
street car, wrecking his automobile.
1 The two thugs tried to escape but
; were followed by Ramsey and officers
and arrested. The account wjiich
appeared in THE DETROIT NEWS
: Robert Anderson, 36 years old,
j held by the Detroit police on a rob
bery armed charge, confessed Wed
nesday night that his real name is
Lemme Gross and that he twice has
I escaped from the Colorado State
j Penitentiary at Canon City, where he
was sentenced for life in 1914 for
j the slaying of a man during a holdup.
; He also is said to have escaped
from an Oklahoma prison after kill
ing a guard, and also from a Texas
Gross was arrested in Dearborn
and turned over to the Detroit po
Under Questioning by Detective-
LieUt. Edward . Graff and SegV Al
fbert Riith, eWnrf
aRdthen said he Would staiveaxaraw
dition and accompany the Colorada
officers who are on their way here to
Gross is called by Colorada author-
WHEN TO WORK
I If you
are poor work,
are rich continue
I If you are burdened with seem
I ingly unfair responsibilities
! If you are happy keep right
on working. Idleness gives room
! for doubts and fear.
I If disappointments come work
' If sorrow overwhelms you, and
I loved ones seem not true work.
I When faith falters and reason
fails just work.
When dreams are shattered and
hope seems dead work.
Work as if your life were in
peril. It really is.
No matter what ails you
work. Southern News Bulletin.
ly hurt at all. They were running
about 50 miles an hour when the ac
cident occurred. The same day, Mr.
and Mrs. A. A. Gregory were return
ing from Bumsville when the appli
cation of the brakes on a slick piece
of road near Ivy threw the truck a
gainst the side of a concrete bridge,
throwing Mrs. Gregory against the
windshield, somewhat cutting and
bruising her about the face. She
was treated at the Marshall hospital.
JOHN FRANK PONDER, OF
John Frank Ponder, 40, city re
porter for R. G. Dun and Co., and
native of Madison County, N. C,
died at 10:45 A. M., Monday at Riv-ersile-Fort
Sanders hospital, Knox
ville, Tenn., from self-inflicted
wounds caused by a razor blade,
zor blade, knife and ice pick.
He was found in the bathroom at
his home 1604 Forrest avenue, Sun
day night by his wife. He had been
in the bathroom some time and it
was believed he was taking a bath,
as he had left the water running.
When found he was suffering from
wounds on- the throat, wrist and el
bow, also a stab wound from the ice
pick was found on the body. He
was sent to the hospital by a physi
cian called to. the home to administer
to hink : y,;
After the ;d earth was reported from
the hospital Coroner W. S. McCarty
said Ponder committed suicide.
Ponder had been despondent for
several days. It is believed ill health
caused his despondency. A
Tha victim went from Wheeling,
W. Va., to Knoxville, Tenn., a year
ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Esther Ponder. . 5 U. ,
The', body wast taken to If ana's
mortnary . in ; Knoxville. It was
browght to Marshall, If. C, for fa
aeral and ibntial, i leaving Knaxville
Tuesday morning. ,. - - ..-r
kies the most elusive gunman in the
history of the state.
Gross was arrested by the Dear
born police after he and Bernard
Zukozky, 18, tried to hold up Clar
ence Ramsey, of Knoxville, Tenn., in
Ramsey's automobile, Tuesday night.
Ramsey picked them up in Findlay,
O., and drove them to Dearborn,
where they pulled pistols on him.
He drove into a street car and fol
lnwpH t.hpm when thev tried to es
cape, finally catching them hiding be
hind a nouse.
Gross said he met Zukozsky in
Memphis and was coming with him
in Dptroit.. whore, thev understood.
the holdup field is fertile.
Gross reiused to give the details
of either of his escapes from the
ColnrnHn nrison. To do SO. he said.
I would be dangerous to a friend who
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REARING OF TROUT
Waynesville, N. C. R 3,
May 10, 1929.
News-Record, Marshall, N. C.
Dear Mr. Story:
I am enclosing a letter from Mr.
Riger about trout and the rearing
of trout in pools. A number of us
now have a plan under way for one
or two pools in Madison. Perhaps
this letter might lead some one else
to see the possibilities. Trusting that
you may be able to stir some enthusi
asm through your paper and thereby
render a valuable service to your
readers who respond, I am,
Very truly yours,
H. W. COOK.
Mr. H. W. Cook,
Waynesville, N. C.
Dear Mr. Cook:
Yours of the 7th instant, relative
to the splendid results obtained while
transporting the fish from the Morri
son Hatchery to your streams in
Madison County, has been received.
It is a pleasure to read your tho
rough report, on the distribution of
aia, spuyviwva uuf ; -
well as the numerous other appli
cants, will make it possible for tlSe
state hatcheries to show wonderful
results in restocking the numerous
and splendid streams of the moun
i tain section.
The construction of suitable rear
i ing ponds in your county for the pur
i pose of rearing the fish to an advanc
! ed fingerling stage before planting
: would be the solution of having well
stocked streams in your section. I
hope you can fulfill your desire along
i this line and be able to work out a
I plan for such arrangements in the
! near future. We will be pleased to
allot a liberal allotment of fish to
your county for such purposes. If we
j can be of service to you in planning
Ll. : 1 ,lf;
Lilt? rearing punua uu
proper water supply, do not hesitate
to call on us.
Very truly yours,
FRANK, J. RIGER, Supt.
Raleigh, May 14 The fifth session
of the School for Ministers, operated
under the auspices of the Baptist
State Convention, will be held at
Meredith College, Raleigh, beginning
Monday, June 3, and continuing till
Thursday noon, June 13.
More than 300 ministers and their
wives attended the session last year.
A great many more are expected
this year, because the program has
been specially adapted to all who de
sire to do and for of Christian work.
Dr. W. R. Cullom, Wake Forest, is
the dean of the school, and Rev.
Walter M. Gilmore, Raleigh, the busi
ness manager. Board in the Meredith
College dining room will be $1.25 a
day. Each guest furnishes his own
bed linen, toilet articles, etc.
The faculty this year includes the
following teachers from the three
theological seminaries of Southern
Baptists, and from Wake Forest and
Meredith Colleges, and other outstan
ding preachers and laymen: Dr. J.
M. Price, Southwestern Theological
Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas ;Ur. W.
O. Carver, Southern Baptist Theo
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky.; Dr.
W. W. Hamilton, Baptist Bible In- ,
stitute, New Orleans; Dr. L. E. M.
Freeman, Meredith College, Raleigh;
Dr. .Frank Pendleton Gaines, Wake
Forest College; Dr. Hubert McNeil
Potest Wake Forest College ; Dr. Ed ,
win M. Potent pastor Second Bap
tist Church, Atlanta, Ga.; Dr. George
J. Burnett Associate Secretary of '
the Baptist Brotherhood of tha South, ' .
Memphis, Tenn.; Miss Katie Murray,
returned missionary from 'China. -
Irvine; Ton ought to be in tha i
talking movies. . - , v
Frances Yeth, thnraetie, 1 rueth
you're right The Pathfinder., v ;.
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- Pa Yes, son,.-, bat only aroken
English. Tha Fathfiader.