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Judge George B. Patton To
Preide; Eighty CuN
The May term of Superior Court
for the trial of criminal cases will
begin here Monday morning with
Judge George B. Patton presiding.
Robert S. Swain is the solicitor.
This is a two-weeks term.
Heading the list of eighty cas
es which are on the docket are
two murder cases.
BLANCHE COOK CASE
Mrs. Blanche Cook is charged
with the murder of her husband,
Clyde Cook, 35, of Marshall Rt.
3, on September 23, 1963. The in
cident took place in the rural store
near Belva which was operated
by Cook, his wife, and his mother,
Mrs. Kelse Cook.
Sheriff E. Y. Pomler said there
were six or seven witnesses to the
shooting. Ponder said an argu
ment flared up between Cook and
his wife in the store, and that Wie
woman seized a .'i8 caliber revolv
er and emptied it at her husband.
He was struck in both shoul
ders, the stomach, and the chin,
and died instantly.
Sheriff Ponder stated at the
time that he could not iail her
because of advanced pregnancy
and released her to go to a hos
pital to await the birth of the
child, her fourth.
The other murder case schedul
ed to be heard during the' two
week term involves L. H. Cutshall,
39, of Marshall Rt S, who ia
charged with the slaying of Bur
leson Hensley, 34, also of Mar
shall Rt 3, in front of the court
house here January 4, 1964.
MISTRIAL IN FEBRUARY
After Ja Malt-land trasl her in
the Febnarv ternTtn. TMHWhli
case was declared a mistrial after
the jury failed to reach )
after deliberating for three and
Moat of U. ojjfcst eases on thai
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Leicester Coed Is Named
Mars Hill "Miss Laurel"
A biology teacher and a junior
coed from Leicester have been
honored at Mars Hill College by
the student yearbook, The Laurel.
The book whs dedicated to Dr.
L. M. Outten, professor of biology
who has been a member of the
faculty since 1946.
"Miss Laurel of 1964;" featured
beauty of the annual, was identi
fied as Miss Jo Wells, daughter
of Mrs. Ruth D. Wells of Leices
ter Rt. 2.
Both the dedication and the
name of the winner of the campus-wide
beauty contest had been
Dr. Outten has the most scholar
ly background of anyone on the
faculty of the Baptist College,
which just this year has become
senior institution. He holds the
Muter of Science and Doctor of
Philosophy degrees from Cornell
Universtiy and has studied at
doses of the nation's other top
He Is especially interested in
marine biology research. Last
weekend at the annual meeting of
the North Carolina Academy of
Science at Davidson College he re
ported on hie work at five marine
Miss Wells, striking
.was selected from six finalists in I
campus-wide contest by Joseph
( JtoNardo. wall-known Asheville
A jud director and music educator.
4 1961 graduate of Leicester High
School, she ia majoring in home
economics at Mare Hill.
If a easy to be perfect just
follow the advice yon give others.
Supt. R. L. Edward Gives
Progress Report; 1965
The ninth annual meeting of the
Marshall High School Alumni
Association was held Saturday
evening in the school cafeteria.
Ed Ramsey of Asheville, president,
presided; and the invocation was
given by Joe H. Eads.
During a business session, Mrs.
H. B. Ditmore, chairman of the
Nominating Committee, presented
the following slate of officers for
1964-65, which was elected: Presi
dent, Mrs. Bernard Reece; vice
president, Lawrence Ponder; secre
tary, Mrs. Fred Robinson; treasur
er, Joe H. Eads; and historian,
Mrs. James Story.
Mr. Ramsey recognized Mrs.
Earl Robinson and Mrs. Jack Luns
ford who had charge of prepara
tion of the meal; the FHA girls
who served; and Mrs. Roy Wild
who was in charge of decorations
A progress report and accom
plishments of the school from time
the school was located "on the
hill" back of the courthouse until
the present was given by Robert
L. Edwards, county superintend
ent Among other things, Mr. Ed
wards stated that the first grad
Mating class of 1928 had 11 mem
bars, while this year's class has
A roll call of classes revealed
that the class of 1934 had the
Mrs. Willie Lewis awarded door
to Earl Robinson, Grover
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LIONS TO SELI
NIGHT, MAY 25
Members of the Marshall Lions
Club will knock on your doors on
Monday night. May 25 between
7:30 and 10 o'clock, in efforts to
sell Lion brooms. This annual
broom sale is for the benefit of
the blind and visually handicapped
in Madison County and each broom
sold will aid in paying the ex
penses of eye examinations, treat
ment and other aids.
It is hoped that the public will
respond overwhelmingly in this
Don't forget the date Monday
night May 26.
Boosters Club Met
The Marshall Boosters Club met
evening at thnechooi win
ft-NHes, vice preetuent,
in the absence on we
J. C. Wallin
mendatione for a
tion program aa outlined by the
Recreation Committee. Tentative
plans cell for the program to be
held on Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday of each week from 1:30 p.
m., to 6:80 p. m., beginning June 9
ending August 7. Facilities oi
Marshall School will be used
end it ia hoped time the facilities
of the town of Marshall will be
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Chandler, former teacher,
lowest nmfter of etu.
Potential applicants for appoint
ment to any of the four U, 8. mili
tary academies for the 1966 term
have been invited by 11th District
Congressman Roy A. Taylor to
take a special Civil Service Com
mission examination to be given
July 13 in Asheville. ,
Representative Taylor said the
test will be given on that date for
young men who wish to be design
ated by a member of Congress for
appointment to the U. S. Air Force
Academy, the U. S. Merchant Ma
rine Academy, the U. S. Army Mil
itary Academy and the U. S. Na
The purKse of the examination,
Rep. Taylor said, is to provide an
objective testing method which
will aid him in the selection of ap
pointees to the four academies.
Taylor said he would be furnish
ed results of the examination a
bout August 15, and would lie able
to use these results in making se
lections for appointees to the clas
ses of I'.mt) m the academies.
The Congressman emphasized
that appointments for the 19M
classes, starting in July, weio
closed several weeks ago and that
files are now being set up for 1965
"The July tests could be of in
valuable assistance to me in help
ing determine the best qualified
applicants for the 1965 classes,
Taylor said. He urged all those in
terested in attending any of the
academies to take the test.
Congressman Taylor said that
anyone interested in being consid
ered for appointment to any of the
four military academies should
make arrangements for this exam
ination prior to June 1, 1964,
through his District Secretary,
Tom L. Mallonee, 1103 Jackson
Building. MaUonee's phone num
ber is AL 4-6B26.
TO BE SHIPPED
With most of our l'eatock
prices going down, the oie bright
spot in the whole livestock picture
is sheep, Fred E. Boss, assistant
county agent, said here this week.
Both wool and lambs are up this
spring and along with the good
subsidy from last year makes
sheep look like a pretty good bet
in the near future. We have a
shipment of Western Ewes coming
into this area around the last of
this month. These will be year
ling ewes, weighing about 100
pounds and ready to breed for
lambing next spring. The cost of
these ewes will be something be
tween $23.50 and $24.00 per head.
Anyone interested in securing some
of these ewes, please contact the
County Agent's office as soon as
Sheep is one of the few types
of farm enterprises which will re
turn a gain over the original cost
the first year and this looks par
ticularly true this year with ewes
costing twenty-four cents and
lambs bringing from twenty-sev
en to twenty-eight cents and wool
running about sixty-five cents in
which a throwing
seared flu Winning run in the bot
tom of the seventh inning Toes
day to give Marshall High s 64
victory over Mars Hill' and the
mm the season's final for
Marshall, which ended with a 18-8
record overall and a 7-1 mark in
Madison County play. Mara Hill
has a -2 county mark and a v
can r , , -
Marshall Beats M j!ilrT
sacrifice, and an infield out in overall record.
GOP RALLY SAT.
Clyde M. Roberts, GOP candi
date for Congress from the lint
Congressional District spoke to
er 300 persons at a barbecue
rally at Lost Mine Campground
on Silvermine Creek near Bryson
City last Saturday afternoon. Rob-
rts expressed concern to the cit
izens from 14 counties of the 11th
district regarding tfce flooding of
this country with beef from Au
tralla. He deplored the purchase
of this beef by the United States
government, saying it was patent
ly unfair for the cattle raisers of
Western North Carolina to have
to compete with Australia in the
sale of beef in our own country.
This comment was followed oy
prolonged applause. In some
cases Australia can unuereeu
Ajnerican beef despite the lmK
distance the beef must be ship
ped, etc. Such shoddy dealings by
our federal government are (let
rimpn tal to the best interests of
the fine mountain folk of Western
North Carolina. Such a policy
does not lift our people out of
what our President has termed a
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IN THIS COUNTY
Social Security benefits total
ing more than $87,000 every month
were being paid to residents of
Madison County last year, reports
D. H. Butler, field representative
service Madison County.
Butler pointed out that this
amount over one million dollars
a year provides mm
income in she tmfmMKm.
average saury sjm a
More than mm1 V?
these benefits in Madison County,
and do so not because of financial
need but as a matter of right,
since they or some member of
their family worked and paid so
cial security taxes to build1 up this
benfit right. Social security bene
fits represent the sole source of
support of many county residents.
Over 1850 people in the county
receive old age or survivors in
surance, and about 170 people re
ceive disability insurance.
As an indication of the import
ance of the social security system
to the economy of our state and to
the nation itself Butler pointed out
(hat more than $320 million per
year is paid out in social security
benefits in the State of North Car
lina, and that about $15 billion per
year is paid to social security ben
eficiaries throughout the United
Students Of Mrs.
Sara F. Thomas In
Piano Recital Tues.
A piano recital will be given
by the pupils of Mrs. Sara F.
Thomas at 7:30, May 26, at the
Hot Springs Presbyterian Church.
The public is cordially invited to
West waa the leading hitter for
Marshall with three for tour,
eluding s triple. James Sprinkle
had tw for tares also for the wlji
Ronnie Wallen led the losers
with two bugles in three
While Charles Tolley and
Hunter each had two hits hi
trips, with Hunter rapping; a
Buddy Ramsey scattered aeven
Asks For State
M. H. COLLEGE
MAY 29 - 30 - 31
Friday, May 29
4:00 p. m., Art Exhibit opens,
Fine Arts Building.
8:00 p. in., Musical Program,
Saturday, May 30
10:.'!0 a. m., Annual Meeting of
the Board of Trustees.
3:.'I0 p. m., Business Meeting of
the Alumni Assoc., Moore
4:00 p. m., Class Meetings
1899, 1904, 1909, 1914, 1919,
1924, 1929, 1934, 1939, 1944,
1949, 1954, 1959.
5:30 p. m., Alumni Banquet
Speaker: Dr. Spencer Phillips
Thornton, Physician and
Teacher, Nashville, Term.
8:00 p. m., Presentation of
"Pygmalion," by George Ber
nard Shew, Department of
Sunday, May 31
Dr. John M. Lewis,
r r'irst Baptist JJiurcn,
Raleigh, North Carolina.
2:80 p. m., Organ Recital.
3:00 p. m., Graduation Exer
cises, Moore Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. John T. Cald
well, Chancellor North Caro
lina State of the University
of North Carolina, Raleigh,
Twelve juniors have been nam
ed as marshals for the graduation
exercises for the 1964 class. To
obtain this honor they have to
maintain an average of 90 or
above throughout their high school
The students are Nadine Wal
lin, Jimmie Landers, Richard
Wilde, Phyllis Niles, Cecelia Rob
erts, Jean Rice, Elsie Davis, Joyce
Fisher. Shirley Wilson, Donna
Stines, Everette Mace and Donna
Stay awake during the day end
you can afford to sleep at night
Man Hill hits to pick up his fifth
Win of ttw year. Ha ended with
jl 'F was tas
The line score:
9J0 020 0 5 7 8
200 021 16 9
Fox and Grooms
Freeman Says Meeting Was
Adjourned Before GOP
Charges to the State Hoard of
Flections early last week by the
chairman of the Madison County
Republican organization, in regard
to Madison precinct procedures,
drew quick reply from the chair
man of the County Board of Elec
tion last Friday.
While the state board was study
ing Bruce Briggs' Republican pro
test about the way precinct offi
cials were selected April 11, Roy
Freeman, chairman of the county
board, assembled three affidavits
from people in the Courthouse that
day, and sent them to Raleigh.
The affidavits stated that the
meeting of the county board
name precinct officials started and
ended before Briggs arrived with a
list of recommendations for Repub
They were sworn to by William
C. Reeves, attorney; Mrs. Wanda
Gosnell, county tax office em
ployee, and by Freeman and Er
nest Snelson, the Democratic mem
bers of the Board of Elections.
Briggs contended in his presen
tation that he was barred from the
no per -
aotal htoretl in fte matter, but
"does resent the making and pub
licizing of an utterly false picture
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Several years ago, North Caro
lina State College in cooperation
with the Tennessee Valley Author
ity and the Extension Service ori
ginated the 800 board footer a
ward. Men who managed their tim
ber land so that it averaged grow
ing 300 board feet or more per
acre, per year on at least ten-acres
were eligible Last week two Mad
ison County farmers were present
ed with this award at the annual
Southern Tree Farmer's Confer
ence in Asheville.
Both the men have their farms
in the Grapevine Community of
Madison County. Mr. Orrin Tilson's
farm consists of 200 acres. He
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Saturday, May 28,
m to 4900 p.
lis taken for
I for employment
community for a garment indus
try. The prospective employer H
a manufacturer of night garments
for children and adults and is try
ing to determine whether or not
than is enough trained sewing
machine operators and cutters that
can form a nucleus to start oper-
14 WavA soma friend
who are experienced and wonM
like to work in the Town of Mars
Hill, please have them visit the
Community Building m Mars Hill
on Saturday. :F.W
A . "
in tin Mars Hill
GOP Chairman Terms Local
Board's Actions As
The action of the Madison
County Board of Elections las!
month in appointing the precinct
officials became the basis for a
four-page written protest to the
State Board of Flections Tuesday
of last week.
Bruce R. Briggs of Mars Hill,
chairman of the county Republi
can Executive Committee, termed
the local board's actions "irres
sponsible," and asked for an in
vestigation. He questioned the el
igibility of the precinct officials
and the validity of their appoint
ment. Raymond Maxwell, executive
secretary of the state loard, saiil
in Raleigh Thursday afternoon
that he had not received any com
munication from Briggs.
Briggs wrote that he was not
permitted to make his party's
recommendations for the appoint
ment of Republican precinct jud
ges, and that he was barred from
the room in which the county
board met on April 11.
(Chairman Roy Freeman of the
county board said after that meet
ing that GOP preferences were not
ignored, but that the meeting was
held before any list was present
ed. Without a list, name were
selected at random, Freeman said.
Briggs arrived after the meeting
Briggs said no notice of the
meeting was given until 20 minutes
before it took place, e situation al
so recalled by Jack Guthrie, the
Republican member of the board.
Briffl. charged that he tned to
1 fty,, groasl to present
hie party's rcomftafttona, found
the door locked, and that he could
hot get in. When the board emerg
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Commencement exercises for the
county's five high schools will be
held next week, beginning with bac
calaurate sermons on Sunday.
Following is a schedule for each
Sunday, May 24, 2:80 p. m.
high school gymnasium Bacca
laureate sermon: The Rev. Joseph
M. Reeves, pastor, Saint Timothy
Methodist Church, Brevard.
Thursday, May 28, 8:00 p. m.
Graduation gymnasium Ad
dress: Wilms Dykeman (Mrs.
James R. Stokely Jr.) of Newport.
Sunday, May 24, 11:00 a. m.
Mars Hill Baptist ChurchBac
calaureate sermon: The Rev.
Charles Davis, pastor, Mars Bill
Thursday, May 28, 8:00 p. m.
Graduation high school auditori
um. Students will speak.
Sunday, May 24, 11:00 a. m.
Baccalaureate sermon: The Rev.
Harry Sellers, pastor of Hot
Springs Methodist Church.
Friday, May 28, 8:00 p. m.
Graduation Students will speak.
Sunday, May 24, p. m.
Baccalaureate sermon; The Bar.
Jack Thomas, pastor, Marshall
Baptist Church. -
Friday, May 28, 8:00 p. m.
Graduation address by Wade Hu
(Laurel program not available .aa
we go to press)
GBP IT HONESTLY
It's no wonder Americans ex
pect to get something for nothing
that's the war our forefathers
(traded with the