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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1964 " I'KR copy
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Cutshall Murder Case
Still In Progress Here
' Davit Receives 7-11
Years In False Pretense
The murder trial of L. H. Cut
shall, charged with the slaying of
Burleson Hensley on the sidewalk
in front of the courthouse Janu
ary 4, stinted shortly after 11:00
o'clock Wednesday with the .se
lection of 2 jurors and an ulter
nate. Kive witnesses were heard be-
on recess Wedn
They included . A. Sams, coro
ner: Sheriff Ponder, Policeman
Fred McDevitt, Sherman Ramsey
and the Rev. Hobart Hullman.
The case was resumed at two
o'clock and most of the after
noon's session ((insisted of testi
mony hy the defendant, I, H Cut
shall, who spent ahout two hours
on the stand.
' Cutshall admitted being scared
of Hensley and testified that he
t.hought Hensley was going to kill
mm. He suid that when he cross
ed Main Street in Marshall on
January 4, going toward the court
house, that Hensley approached
him, cursed him, and threatened
to kill him. He said that Hensley
put his right hand in his pants
pocket snd he believed he was go
ing for his gun. Cutshall said he
fired his pistol toward Hensley
when he was two-three or four
Sheriff Ponder and Coroner W.
A. Sams testified that powder
burns on Hensley's neck indicated
that he was shot from extremely
AT LIONS CLUB
Douglas Cutler, Field Repre
sentative, Social Security, of
Ashcville, was guest speaker a'
the Marshall I. ions (Huh meeting
a! the Hock Cafe Monday niirlit.
lie spoke informatively of the
various phases of social security
and explained the many ways by
which people could benefit hy so
cial security. He was introduced
by I, ion Harry Silver, program
laon President John Corbett
presided with 17 members present.
SEEKS N.C. GOP
In a surprise announcement,
made late Saturday afternoon at
Shelby, E. F. "Hud" Gallagher,
prominent Gastonia publisher, said
ho would seek the Republican nom
ination for Governor.
Gallagher's announcement, made
"t the Kith Congressional District
Republican convention, was greet
ed with excitement and enthusi
asm. Apparently no one at the
convention, held at the Clevoland
County Court House, knew of hi.s
plans or expected such an an
nouncement. Vigorously active in
politics before Ins announcement,
Gallagher usually worked behind
the scenes and habitually shunned
Gallagher, a Catholic, founded
and heads up (Jood Will Publish
ers, Inc., which today is a multi
million dollar business complex
operating in all fifty states and
six foreign countries.
Marshall-Mars Hill Girls, Boys
Meet In Finals Of Tourney Friday
Gov. Praises Federal
Surplus Food Program
Urges Voters To Considei
Experience In Choosing
Dan K. Moore, Democrat i" guh
ernatorial candidate was given a
rousing welcome in the courthouse
'II he -poke
The contents of the dead man's
pockets did not include any weap
ons, the authorities said.
Moat of the argument in the
Late Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
Cutshall took the stand and told
of the events of January 4 as she
watched the two men approach
each other as she was standing
inside the courthouse looking out
a window. Her testimony corrob
orated that of her husband.
Solicitor Robert S. Swain and
Harold K. Bennett of Asheville
are prosecuting Cutshall, and A.
E. Leake and Lamar Gudger are
the defense attorneys.
Robert Leroy Davis Jr., of Hot
Springs was sentenced Tuesday
morning by Superior Court Judge
George B. Patton to seven to 11
years in prison on three counts of
Davis had pleaded guilty last
December to the charges. At the
time Judge J. Frank Huskins con
tinued judgment to permit Davis
to attempt to make restitution ta
finance companies who bought al
legedly worthless chattel mort
gages from him in connection with
AS LONG AS
YOU PAY THEM,
ta tiMlMMk kWtmiW& Bw9ri)U,. Mil
When you start adding up the
deductions on page 2 of your 1040
federal income tax form, don't
forget state gasoline taxes. Do
a little adding up and you'll be
surprised t how much you paid
during the past year.
6 cents a gallon in Texas, Kansas,
Missouri, Illinois and Hawaii up
to 8 cents in Alaska. These, of
course, are added on to the 4-
cents-a-gallon federal tax which
is not deductible.
A motorist who drives 10,000
miles in a year and who gets 16
miles to the gallon on his car,
pays between $60 to $80 in gaso
line taxes. More than half of
this is paid in state taxes which
are deductible. As long as you
pay them, you might as well de
North Carolina pays 7 cents per
Approximately twelve witnesses
were heard this morning (Thurs
day) and the defense in the Cut
shall murder case rested about
11:30. The prosecution is sending
a few more witnesses to the stand
and it is expected that the argu
ments to the jury by counsel and
the judge's charge will follow this
afternoon and the jury will per
haps get the case by late today.
WRC Republicans To Send
Big Group To Greensboro
A strong contingent of Western (-
North Carolina Republicans will
go to Greensboro Friday for the
two-day Republican State Conven
tion, expected to be one of the
largest gatherings the state GOP
has ever had.
Buncombe County alone expects
to send 124 representatives, des
ignated as official delegates.
The county convention m Bun
combe Feb. 8 also elected 124 al
teryate delegates. Rep. Gerald
Ford of Michigan and Sen. Barry
Goldwater of Arizona will be
among speakers at the two-day
Headquarters for the conven
tion will be King Cotton Hotel m
Greensboro. Most of the conven
tion proceedings will take place
ill Greensboro Auditorium, how
aver. Goldwater's address is schedul
ed for Saturday in War Memorial
Coliseum due to the heavy turn
The state convention is held ev
ery general election year with del
egates chosen in county conven
' A state chairman and vice chair
man one of whom must be a
woman will be elected at the
convention. They are named for
This year the convention will al
So elect a national committeeman
and a committeewoman to serve
four-year terms, and delegates
and alternates to the national
convention in San Francisco, Calif
in July will be elected.
Among those from Madison
County planning on attending are
Mr .and Mrs. Ley P. Roberts, of
Marshall and R. Spencer Rice, of
Man H0L .
No Need For Anyone To Go
"There is little reason for any
child to go hungry in North Car
olina," Governor Terry Sanford
The Governor pointed out that
the State Government moved
promptly in February 1961 to par
ticipate fully in the Federal Sur
plus Food Program "for the ben
efit of citizens who did not have
federal governments left to coun
ty governments the decision on
whether to participate.
Approximately half of North
Carolina's 100 counties have chos
en to enter the program and the
other half are not participating.
Governor Sanford eaid: "The
average cost to the counties for
distributing the food is less than
a half penny a pound. In fact, our
most recent figures show that to
deliver one pound of food to a
person who needs it costs the
counties an average of 48 hun
dredths of a penny.
'This is a very small price to
pay to help fill the stomachs of
Under the program, the Feder
al Government provides the food.
The State Government took the
responsibility for distributing the
food to the county level. The
county governments, participat
ing in the program, have the re
sponsibility for determining eligi
bility of the recipients and dis
tributing the food to individuals.
The State provides funds to
cover almost half of the local dis
"We are deeply concerned," Gov
ernor Sanford said "when any cit
izen of our State goes hungry in
this time of great farm surpluses.
We are especially concerned that
no child should go unfed.
"Besides the physical well be
ing of the children, it is obvious
that there is a direct relation be
tween hunger and the drop-out
rate at schools.
"This surplus food program is
not the answer to poverty. The
answer is to root out the causes
of poverty so effectively that we
don't need to distribute free
food. That is exactly what we
hope the 'Cycle of Poverty' pro
gram can do. In the meantime,
we should see to it that the chil
dren and others without adequate
food- are fed."
The Governor again urged "each
county in North Carolina to eon
eider caerfully if it should partici
pate in the surplus food program.''
Officials of the N. C Associa
tion of County Commissioners
Strongly endorsed the program at
the time the State Government es
tablished it in North Carolina.
Madison County is participating
in the program.
here Monday night, wher
to a filled courtroom in ial!
sponsored by Madison C o u n I y
Women's Democratic Club. Mis
Dorothy Shupe, president of the
organization, presided and recog
nized county officials, precinct
chairmen, members of the lien
Dem Club and other guests pres
ent. Wade Huey, county auditor,
pronounced the invocation and
Mrs. Earl Robinson introduced
Moore started out by stating
that it had been 88 years since a
native-born mountaineer had been
Governor of North Carolina and
said it was "time for a change."
He spoke of the great needs for
better roads, more industry and
more jobs and cited his wide ex
perience in the executive and ju
dicial branches of state govern,
He stressed the need of a step
ped up industrial program for the
state and commended Madison
County lenders Jtar looking to
ward more diversification of in
come. He ejto-the effort of
local citizens to arm for. re
cessing plants such as the pro
posed tomato shed for the county.
He spoke of the great possibil
ities of western North Carolina
and assured the 250 or more pres
ent that he would "not forget this
section" when he was occupying
the governor's mansion in Ra
Following his talk, most of the
large crowd shook hands with the
Haywood County candidate before
he and his wife departed.
Practically every section of the
county was represented at the
TO MAKE PLANS
Their will In- ;i planning meet
ing for Associ-il mnal Youth Night.
Saturday, I'Vhniaiy at 7:.'in p
in. at the Madison Seminary liap
It is hoped that a delegation "f
young people from every church
m the French Broad Association
nil! attend. Kach church is ask
cd to send their Young People's
Leader and at least, three young
people from their church to the
"It is very important that young
people attend this planning meet
ing to elect officers anil plan a
program for Youth Night," Mrs.
Hoyce Crowe, Young People's
Marshall Girls, Mars
Boys Win JV Championship
A pair of teenagers from Mar
shall, thrown onto the pavement
when the truck in which they
were riding turned over twice
on Monticello road near Weaver
ville, escaped with slight injuries
David Ronald Ogle, 19, and
Wanda Fay Edwards, 17, were
given dispensary treatment at
Memorial Mission Hospital at
10:20 p. m.
Ogle told State Highway Pa
trolman Dean Arledge he was
driving the pickup truck and was
forced onto the shoulder of the
road by an oncoming car and he
ROY A. TAYLOR
TO RUN AGAIN
Congressman Roy A. Taylor of
Black Mountain Tuesday announ
ced his candidacy for re-election
as representative of the 11th Con
He will seek nomination in the
May Democratic Party Primary.
Taylor, 64, has served the con
gressional district in Congress
since his election jfegflfr ft?
re-elected in ienjiflMifli' largest
total vote received by any con
gressional candidate in North
A former state legislator and
attorney for Buncombe County,
Representative Taylor now seeks
his fourth term in Congress. If
elected in November, he will have
gained more seniority than any
representative from Western
North Carolina since the late Zeb
Weaver. Weaver left Congress in
'Capacity Crowds Expected;
First Game At 7:30
. uas g rally expected, the
i chain piotr-di ip games Friday night,
will p i i the Marshall-Mars Hill
girls against each other at 7:31)
o'clock and tli.' Marshall-Mars Hill
Imy. in the title game following
the girls' ganii'.
The Mais Hill girls downed
Spring Creek, 2i-l.'i Friday night
in a game that saw Spring Creek
"freeze" throughout the contest
and also saw the usually red hot
Mars Hill girls us cool as the at
mosphere outside. The indication
as to the strictly defensive game
is shown in the halftime score of
8-5 in favor of Mars Hill. In tho
second half, however, Mars Hill
gained their lost poise and won
by 13 pointB.
Mars Hill (26) Edmonds 8,
Peek 4, Allen 9, Silvers , Farkas
4, Shook, Edwards, Bass, Slagle.
Spring Creek (13) Allen 6,
Lankford, Moore, Meadows 1, R.
Meadows, Duckett, Clark 1, Kim
Halftime: 8-6, Mars Hill.
The Marshall girls earned a
shot at the title by downing the
Laurel sextet, 34-19 Wednesday
In the varsity boys' bracket,
Marshall blasted Hot Springs, 76
35 Friday night, with Tommy Nix
L. P. Roberts, R. S. Rice On
State GOP Executive
Ken Coward, Sylva attorney
was elected Saturday as the I 1th
District Republican chairman at a
lively convention in the lliiiicombe
Coward, and early favorite "f
difltrict GOP leaders in 1962 for
the party's nomination to Con
gress, won the chairmanship in
a runoff vote with Garrett D. Bai
ley of Burnsville.
Bailey, who served last year as
district chairman, withdrew in fa
vor of Coward before convention
votes were counted in the runoff
The convention elected Bun
combe GOP Chairman Edward
Deacon as the district's presiden
John B. Veach of Asheville and
Rep. Wayne West of Cherokee
County ware elected delegates to
the national GOP Convention in
Ban Francisco, Calif., in July.
James M. Balev. Asheville attor- leadine the wav with 32 noints.
ney, was elected permanent con- The game was never in doubt as
vention chairman of the district.
Ted Jenkins served as parliamentarian.
The district elected 14 members
to the State Executive Commit
tee. Among those members are
Loy P. Roberts, of Marshall, and
R. Spencer Rice of Mars Hill.
Following the convention a re
ception was held in the George
Vanderbilt Hotel at eight o'clock.
At 6:30 p. m., a Lincoln Day
Dinner was held in the West Ball-
continued to Page Five)
Hot Springs Is Scheduled
To Get New Post Office
Bids To Be Advertised
March; P. O. Dept.
To Lease Bidg.
To Be Delivered
Hero This Week
The Madison Neighborhood will
receive cookies today, and girl"
Will be making deliveries during
the next week. Girls must tarn
in money to leaders by March 9.
Extra coibldes have been ordered,
and any persons desiring extra
cookies or who have not been con
tacted to date are encouraged to
call any Girl Scout or Mrs. Flor
ence Ramsey, Madison Cookie
Chairman. These will he for sale
as long aa the supply lasts.
Don't try to change aha past or
ruin the present by worrying a
I bout the future.
Congressman Roy A. Taylor an
nounced today that the Post Of
fice Department had authorized a
new post office building be con
structed at Hot Springs.
Taylor stated that bids would
be advertised in the next few
weeks. It was further explained
that the Post Office Department
will lease the building from the
successful bidder under a five
year lease with three 5-year re
The new building, when com
pleted, will contain 2,000 sq. ft.,
of interior floor space; a 216 sq.
ft loading platform; and paved
parking facilities of 4,660 sq. ft.
The site of the building will be
determined by the Post Off ice De
partment when the. department
will select the bid it considers
best as to site and rental oasis.
i A '. ".' " " ' :
LIFE SAVINGS STOLEN
Dallas, Tex. Police were told
by A. C. MaUory, 44-year-old ce
ment finisher, that someone had
taken his life savings of $7,800
from its hiding place under his
house. The money, Mellory said,
was in two pat fruit Jan, sus
pended in a pillowcase under a
hallway trapdoor. Be said he had
Men saving the money since he
Hat 12 and never kept it in a
HITS BOY, KILLS SELF
Shinnston, W. Va. Less than
30 minutes after his automobile
struck James Zeeco Jr., 12, Dar
nell Rutter, 29, took his own life.
Rutter took the unconscious boy
to a physician and without wait
ing for the doctor's report, drove
home and shot himself with a
shotgun. The boy was examined
and released by the doctor.
the Tornadoes almost blew the
Blue Devils off the court, leading
42-16 at halftime.
Hot Springs (35) Richer 2,
Almany 1, Gahagan 3, Moore 4,
Padgett 3, Lawson, Sharpe 4,
Moore, Sumerel, Shelton 18.
Marshall (76) Fox, Worley
Henderson, Ramsey 19, Tweed
2, West 2, Pegg 2, Nix 32, Cand
ler 8, Gladden 4.
Halftime: 42-16, Marshall.
The Mars Hill Wildcats went
into the finals by overwhelming
the Laurel quint, 95-38 Wednes
The varsity consolation games
were played Saturday night prior
(Continued To Page Fear)
Piper Cub Force
Lands At Walnut
Ice formed in the carburetor of
a Piper Cub plane caused the pilot
and a companion to force-land on
the E. 0. Burnette property near
Walnut about 3:30 o'clock Wed
There were no injuries and the
plane was not damaged badly, it
One of the occupants in the
plane was identified as Ann Parks,
of Winchester, Ky.
Summer School Program At
MHC Is Announced
Expansion of its summer school r
program from a nine-week session
to two six-week terms has been
announced by Dean R. M. Lee of
Mars Hill College.
The move is in keeping with the
college's new status aa a senior
college. Forty members of tile
regular faculty have been assign'
ed to the program, and the full
facilities of the Baptist school-
including tennis courts, gymnasi
um and other recreational equip
ment will be available.
A wide range of academic cours
es, including biology, business,
chemistry, education, English, dra
ma and speech, modern and clas
sical languages, math, music, so
cial science, physical education.
will be offered during each of the
terms, which begin on June 8 Mat
A special feature will be the of
fering of two workshops in libra
ry science. These will be taught
by Mrs. Margaret Bridges, chief
librarian at the college who is al
so qualified as a teacher.
The first workshop on children's
literature, will be offered from
June 8 to June 26. The second,
on the literature of adolescents,
will be conducted from June 29
to July 17. Each carries three
A brochure on the new summer
school program is available by
and religion.writing to Dean Lee.