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8 PAGES MARSHALL, N. C, THVRSDAY, ; MARCH 16, 1950
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TORE HELD HERE
BY CIVITAN CLUB
176 EXPECTED TO ENJOY THE
DINNER MEETING AT THE
The newly organized Marshall Civ
Itan Club will hold its Charter Night
services on Thursday evening, March
23 in the new Presbyterian Church,
A program is being arranged by
Civitan International and visiting
Civitan members from several cities
re expected to be present The
beautiful dining room of the new
Presbyterian ehurch will be ready
twjuid the ladies of the church, assist
. . ed by others, will serve the dinner.
' A4 Snvnro nrominent members of
umtan international win uo jnc
41 i4-tnt and representatives from Mars
" , ' V HiBy AshevUle, Canton, Brevard and
, v ' ' V v- Aition ara YneMttH tn hp DnreS-
VUni vhivo v - - I .
Officers state that approximately
175 persons will attend the Charter
Night ceremonies which promises to
be one of the largest social events
ever held in Marshall.
1' ' "Wo W looking forward to this
? meeting' and sincerely hope that ev
ery member will be present for
- "Charter Night,"-John 0. Corbett,
President of the Marshall club, stated.
" The following ... Charter members
are expected to attend, accompanied
- , - Vr their wires and guests : JT. M.
Baley, Jri John 0. Corbett, Don Cox,
P. H, Dinwiddie, P. A. Dodspn, Joe
' V Ends,' Hubert Edwardsi P, RElam,
' . V, Hay Frisby, 0 A. Gregory, W. F.
yiolland, ,A. ; Kay Jlowland, ' J. ,H.
' Vtchins, Wade Buey, ; Charles E.
''urn,. Harmon Mayaard, EV n,
""::::in "W' Peeks',' Dr. A-.-M.
I L Samaev.'.i Listen' B.
JUnmcy, -Clyde M. Robertt,T'-CV T'
' i Kudisill, Jr., fl'-It' RudisiDi Sr., W.
- A. Sams,1- J Henchel Sprinkle,' Ron
' ' Sprinkle, Jim Story,: , Fred , Tnson,
'' 'Joe 0. Tilflon, A. WAWhitehurst, Roy
Wild, rrRev.W Williamson J.
( " Leonard Bakery S. C Rudislll.
Tickets to the dinner can be pur
, 'chased from John 0. Corbett at the
Service Motor Sales, Inc. All mem
'lers are urged to contact Mr. Cor
bett i immediately so that plans can
Ax ; Candidates Announce
V ," For Republican
t Primary Election
' " A brief fineup on the coming Re
VX."pbIican Primary election to be held
'v , 'May 27, "1950, according to official
'announcements being made in The
",V News-Record? is as follows:
' . FOR SHERIFF:
:,xf Frank H. Rnhnion
nt'i'v .Raleigh V. English
"'!' vWillard C. Rector.
' ypOft CLERK OF COURT:
F. Ray Frisby
' R. Spencer Rice. '
''V More announcements are expected
' to be made in the near future.
Easter Sear Sale
To Begin March 22
, tx j&t, ,,, Win'. ...-. - ,
Thr annual; Easter' Seal Sale for
the benefit of the Crippled Children's
Tund will begin in Madison county
on Wednesday March 22, it has been
- zche '
f ' -ures from the March of
a In Madison county show
' -it toUl is now $3,407.81
reports are expected to
e the final total" can be
the list of
CQUNTY GOP, CHAIRMAN
JAMES COX .
Election of officers featured
the meeting of Madison Coun
ty Republican Party' here Sat
urdav in the Courthouse.
James Cox of Mars Hill was
elected chairman of the)
&ninm Committee. Cos was
nominated by J. H. Sprinkle.
Other officers elected were
Mrs. Grace English of Mar
shall, vice chairman and ArvU
I .nun ell of the Bull Creek
A. W. Whitehurst acted as
chairman of the
meeting". . . .
F. Ray Friaby made resolu
tkms pertaining to the- State
and Congressional Conventions.
Mrs. rtate RfJd wast, elected 'Wor
thy Matron of Marshall fcuap'jpr No.
36, Order .of the7 Eastern Sta at a
regular meeting of the, chapter held
Tuesday evening at the Masonic
Temple. She succeeds Mrs. Willie
White Story. T. N. Henderson was
elected Worth Patron and Succeeds
George L. Greene. Other officers
elected were Associate lyiatron, Mrs.
Mary "Peggy" Greene; Associate
t'atron, F. Kay Fnsby; Secretary,
Miss Carlene Waldrup; Treasurer,
Miss Miriam Eller; Conductress, Mrs.
ouise Huey; and Associate Con
ductress, Miss Aldeen Waldrup. ,.
After the election, Mrs. Reed ap
pointed the following officers to
serve with the elective officers for
the ensuing year: Chaplain, Mrs.
Grace Bnglish; Marshal, Mis3 Jean
Stines; Organist, Mrs. Marie Eads;
Adah, Mrs. Ellen Edmonds ; Ruth,
Mrs. Nell Henderson; Esther, Miss
Louellen Waldrup; Martha ;Mrs. El
a Fowter; Electa, Mrs..'Betiiy Eng-
.ish; Warder, Miss Flora wiiKie;
Sentinel, Kyle English; and Flag
Bearer, Miss Mayme Morrow.
Mrs. Willie W. Story, Worthy Ma
tron, presided, and gave a report of
her year's work. She also presented
gifts to her officers.
A public installation of the new of
ficers will be held Tuesday evening,
March 28, at 8:30 o'clock at the Ma
Frllow'n the meeting a social hour
was tield and refreshments served.
Twenty-85 members of the chap
ter attended the meeting. v
'Mr.- Emest Gardner,' .from, tie Dis
trict, office; Bureau of ..Census. rill
he at the high school ' building in
MarshalUMonday, Marh O. at ?:8o
for the 'pprp'os : of taking applica
tions 'and giving examinations. , for
enumerators for taking ; the census
in'Kaim County. ", t
lie wiU have rr. '.Ication blanks
for t'.-a o 1
one fiom some c.
TO REAIAIN OPEN
At the regular March meeting of
the Marshall Merchants Association
held here Tuesday night, it was de
cided to rescind a previous vote by
the association which decided to close
on" Wednesday afternoons, due to the
fact that less than two-thirds of the
After discussing the pros and cons
of closing during the summer months
for the half -day holiday, a motion
was made and seconded that all1 stores
remain open on Wednesday after
noons. President J. J. Ramsey then
asked the association to vote "for"
or "against" closing and the majority
of those voting held up their hands
favoring staying- open on Wednes
The Association voted to cooperate
with the French Broad Electric Mem
bership Corporation in the "Farm
And Home Day" here later this sum
mer. It was announced that new officers
would be elected at the April meeting.
Mars Hill High
Award At Tourney
Although both the girls' and boys'
teams were eliminated in the semi
finals of the Tournament of Cham
pions, held at the Ashevlle audito
rium last week, the Mars Hill school
can rightfully be proud -,of , winning
nanerous honors.. The,, covete i
rtsraanship award, prcsipnted for
totem 'i f. jiAj
T tara Hill girls were
also, named;' on tha AllrTournament
team, namely. Miss warrou ronaer
and Miss Toledo "Tootsie" Whitt.
Junior Anderson was named on the
boys' all-tournament team.
The Fines Creek' girls and the
Weaverville boys were winners i1
the tournament, defeating Nantahala
and Oakley Saturday night in the
Misses Aldeen, Carlene and Lou
ellen Waldrup, Miss Mayme Morrow,
Mrs. P. R. Elam, Mrs. J. H. Eads,
Mrs. J. N. White, and Mrs. Jim Story
attended a special program at the
Masonic Temple in Asheville Satur
day night, when the past matrons and
past patrons of Esther Chapter pre
sented "An Initiation of 1867."
The participants wore costumes of
the lSHO's, and a ritualistic service
resembling those held during that
period was presented.
To Meet Next Week
A meeting 'of the Board of EqualT
ization for Madison County will be
held March 20, 21 and 22. Dates of
hearings of various townships will
be found elsewhere in this paper.
All matters to be considered by the
Board must be presented in -writing
to the Clerk of the Board. : ,1
F. Ray Frisby, tax supervisor, has
urged that all citizens who have not
already listed their taxes to, do so-
prior to the meeting of this Board to
avoid the pains and penalties imposed
by law. ;. . wJ't-''
Price Wins Suit
",' " ,n v ' ,v ; ' " 'I te'C
James H. price .of Maialltwae
awarded v $709 ;j compensation. for
damages to his 4 automobile t fey a
Jury in" Superior Court in -Asheville
last week. V j. V H'ii
i Price had sued Charles Edwards
of' GreeneviUe, Tenn., - for 1 12,000
damages allegedly . resulting from
sn acciJant near Manbail Ar t
S3, 134X Tri&l of the esse c-' i
most of two days.
North Carolina Republicans
Elett J. M; Baley, Jr., State
N. C. LITTLE
, A LARGE
Hundreds! A children and
adults were l J at the concert
given by the North Carolina Little
Symphony Orchestra at the Marshall
High School Monday morning.
Long before the concert began,
grade students sat! silent with rapt
attention " at the musicians as they
skillfnHy tuned their Instruments and
assembled on the stage. Shortly af-
ier ten o'clock, 'BJmln Swalin, di
rector, walked to the center of the
stage where he received a tremen
dous 1 applause. ' He "was noticeably
pleased with the conduct and recep
tion and stated from the stage that
"we are delighted to have such an
The program began with excerpts
from Symphony in C Major. Dr.
Swalin paid tribute to the composer,
Biset, and gave a brief sketch of his
. (Continued On Page Two)
Tr ---:P---1 Lodge
An l; Emergent Communication of
French Broad Lodge No, 292, AF and
AM wUl be held. Saturday night,
March-18 at-t:80 o'cloick at the Ma
sonic Temple here.
All members are urged to attend.
At Hot Springs
Tom Sizer, Dean Gower and Hans
Schwartz, talented ministerial stu
dents from Bob Jones University,
Greenville, S. C, form an evangelistic
learn whichwill conduct a service at
the Hot Springs Baptist Church
next Sunday night, March 19, at
Everybody invited to enjoy the
Gospel in song, story and instrumen
tal music. .
Seniors L,eave For
Washington, D. C.
The Marshall High School Seniors
accompanied by their ' home-room
teacher, Mrs. J. Moody Chandler,
Mrs. Joe Eads ahd Mr. and Mrs. Jim
Story, left early this morning for
Washington, C, where they will
visit the Nation's Capital, returning
to Marshall Sunday night
County Health Dept.
j,"r'YT ",S-- .; . '
Now that spring is near it is
urged for everyone, in order to pre
vent flies fromi breeding, to keep
chicken pens, vfipg pens, barns, and.
garbage containers ; clean and sani
tary to the best Of their ability for
the welfare of each- and everyone,
MADISON COUNTY HEALTH .
ikv- DEPARTMENT - L',,
y- ;- l'
To Mee Tonight 5 .
Hi-yyl-; ' " i. .'1, ,
k The tYoung ; Republican Organisa
tion of .MsdLson County will meet
at tbe f cettrthse .' on Thursday
night at ? :80 VtTock.' 4 J"' i'-
Officers will l a elected and im
nortant discus ' will be held at
this time. . i i
! ?- '-Vto aV
t - list
STATE GOP CHAIRMAN
J. M. BALEY, JR.
Original Plays Will
Be Presented Here
Alt high schools will present an
original play Friday night, March 17
:30 in the Marshall School Auditori
um. ' The plays' have been written by
a high school student or a group of
students. Last year was the first time
iiginal play event hed been
uled fqr the high sxtibols. iThe
nee seemed to enjoy it.fify
much. ' The plays to be presented
this year promise to be even more en
tertaining. The public is invited.
There is no admission. This event is
on a non-competitive basis.
The following plays will be pre
MARSHALL: "An Evening With
The Burs Family;" writer: Grace
Ma Burs, Coleen Reese; Pa Burs,
Charles Crow; Carolyn Burs, 18-year-nld
daughter, Alma Payne; Bobby
md Tommy Burs, two small brothers.
Everett Riddle and Paul Cook; Dolly
Burs, Baby sitter, Blanche Bridges;
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Farm Ownership ,
The annual meeting of families,
who have purchased their farms
through Farmers Home Administra--tion,
was held March 10, 1950 in the
Court House in Marshall.
A surnmary of farm and home op
erations of these families was re
viewed by the group. This summary
was compared with like summaries
for the past four years. From
these summaries, families could see
progress in certain enterprises, and
the lack of progress in others. .
After .listening to "The Agricul
tural Outlook" discussed bjT County
Agent Virgil L. Holloway, the group
unanifoubly agreed that more livestock-should
be added, either dairy
The group also discussed the possU
bility of cutting down on living expenses-
-They all agreed that all
food possible should he grown on the
form. They set as V goal J00 quarts
tf canned food per member of the
x Despite the "fact that the 1949 to
bacco crop was short and far below
the, average In quality, the families
were able to pay enough to ket'p them
well ahead of schedule' on their re
payments, i t 1 1
In addition to Mr. IIo!lowy,
istant County Agent A. T. T
and Ealrh Ramsey, C ' '
N. C. COUNTIES PLAY AN
IMPORTANT PART IN
North Carolina Reppublicans in
convention in Charlotte Tuesday
elected James M. Baley, Jr., prom
inent attorney of Marshall, as state
chairman. He succeeds Sim A. De
Lapp of Lexington.
The mountain counties of the 11th
and 12th districts, led by a strong
and active delegation from Madison
County, were intent on electing Baley
chairman of the GOP State Execu
tive Committee. They went to Char
lotte Monday and many of them
stayed up until the wee hours of the
morning selling their candidate to
Baley, who had served as vice
chairman for four years, was named
after a spirited two-ballot contest
with Clyde Green of Boone and Bu
ford Henderson of Winston-Salem.
Baley accepted his honor quietly,
thanked the delegates for electing
him to head the party and declared
he would give his utmost effort to
making it a powerful factor in shap
ing the political destiny of the state.
He delclared he was not in any sense
interested in federal patronage but
was sincerely desirous of seeing the
party become increasingly strong in
its ability to show the way toward
For -the mountain men-,' the an
nouncement that Baley .had gained
a, $46-467 victory on fthe second ballM ,
signified the end of the convention.
Their work was overv They listened .
to George M. Pritchard of Asheville
and Marshall nominate E. L. Gavin
of Sanford as the party's candidate
for United States Senator against in
cumbent Frank P. Graham but their
thoughts dwelt on their personal vic
tory. The Madison County delegation
was composed of Jim Cox, of Mars
Hill, newly elected Chairman of the
Madison County Republican Execu
tive Committee; F. Ray Frisby, Mad-
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JOHN CORBETT IS ELECTED
Officers were elected at the organ
ization meeting of ne Marshall Civ
itan Club here Thursday night in the
Officers include: President, John
Corbett first vice president, Edwin
Mashburn; second vice president, C-
L. Rudisill, Sr.; secretary, Don Cox;
treasurer, Xeonard Baker. - -' .v-y-'XL.
Chaplain, the Rev. A. Ray How- j't ;
land; sergesnt-at-arms, J. J. Ram-.
eyj members or twara or directors,.
J. M. Baley, Jr., A: W. Whitehorst,
Herschel Sprhtkle and Wade Huey:-
The club announced plans to hold a
Charter Night .program! March 23 ia "
the Presbyterian Church' and delegs
tions are ezpectod to attend ' from
other " Civitan Oubs t ; In Western "
North Carolin. v J , -Pres'ident
Corbett' appointed ir"1
committee composed r f . i
Story; chairman; Joe Ts ', r :
spn, the Rev. W. D.
Ray "Frisys and r i
committee, i. . ' T
the' Eev. XT. r.