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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY lft, 1964
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rew people reaJjte how many
fish are being stocked in streams
in Madison County. Perhaps many
fishermen will wonder where the
critters go to when they want
them to strike, but according to
Raymond Ramsey, County: Wild1,
life Protector, more than 20,160
Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout
have been put into local streams
since April 8. This figure actual
ly includes the period from April
8 to June 23. .
Ramsey further explained that
due to extensive dry weather and
high temperature of waters, stock
ing has been delayed for the past
two weeks but since recent' rains,
stocking will be resumed shortly,
Mr. Ramsey stated that perhaps
16,000 to 20,000 mote trout will be
stocked in the county this summer.
The fish, which average about
9 to 10 inches each, are stocked
Big Laurel Creek: 4,600.
Shelton Laurel: 6,450.
Shutin Creek: 2,000.
Meadow Fork: 1,600.
. Roaring Pork: BOO.
Spillcorn Creek: 1,600.
Spring Creek: 4,000.
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Traditionally, humans are nf raid
of snakes. Actually, they are
afraid of snakes because they don't
know enough about them. Snakes
are an important part of the na
tural balance' in our wildlife and
play a leading role in keeping
down the rodents and insect popu
lation There are very few snakes
which can harm humans in this
area. It is. important that each
person familiarize hinfeelf with
he outstanding characteristics of
these snakes they are the cop
perheads and the rattlesnakes.
The rattlesnake, of course; is ea
sily identified by his rattles. The
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FOR SCHOOL HERE
List Of Teachers Will Also
Be PqUiifc Next
Upon learning that the Marshall
School Committee had met several
timet and failed to come to an
agreement with the Superintend
ent of Public Schools, R. L. Ed-'
wards, this newspaper contacted
the chairman of the county board
of education, Zeno H, Ponder who
stated that "the county board
would discharge its responsibility
and not later than next Monday
night, July 20, see that a qualified
waa under contract to commence
rork July 27, 1964, as principal of
Marshall High School."
Mr. Ponder also stated that a
complete list of teachers for the
Marshall school would be available
for publication next week.
Madison County schools start
their new terms on Monday, Au
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The General Board of the Bap
tist State Convention voted Tues
day to recommend a proposal per
mitting non-Baptists to serve as
trustees for the church's affiliat
The vote was 44-5, but several
members of the board abstained
from voting. The proposal will be
put before the Baptist State Con
vention in Greensboro Nov. 10-12.
Memberships on these boards
of trustees have been limited to
North Carolina Baptists.
The Rev. H. L. Ferguson of
Charlotte spoke against the pro
posal. He offered an amendment
restricting trustees to Southern
Baptists. The motion received on
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Committee Is Appointed
To Implement TVA Study
Charles E. Mashburn Is Vice
Chairman Of F. B.
An Upper French Broad Plan
ning and Development Committee
of the Western North Carolina Re
gional Planning Commission waa
formed at a meeting in Asheville
City Hall Tuesday.
Formation of the committee
marked the first action in im
plementing a five-county econom
ic study by the TVA and N. C.
State College. The counties are
Buncombe, Haywood, Henjderson,
Transylvania and Madison.
Kermit Edney of Henderson
ville was elected chairman of the
new committee and Charles E.
Mashburn of Marshall was named
It will be the committee's job
to prepare a plan for an acceler
ated development program in the
five counties, using the survey as a
Richard Kilbourne, director of
tributary development for the TVA,
told the group the first phase of
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Mars Hill's Dean Lee
Wins Civitan Citation
Officers Are Installed At A
Banquet At Community
The Mars Hill Civitan Club cel
ebrated the 15th anniversary of
Its chartering Tuesday night of
last week in the Community Cen
ter attended by approximately 80
members, and guests.
Ralph M. Lee, academic dean of
Mars Hill College and a charter
member of the club, was presented
the club's annual "Citizen of the
Year" award by Owen Tilson,
chairman of the selection commit
Albert H. "Tuck" Gudger of
Asheville, the dinner speaker, gave
special recognition to the charter
members of the club
A elate of officers, headed by
president John M. Anderson, was
installed by Fred Gantt of Ashe
ville, pact lieutenant governor of
this Civitan zone.
Other new officers are Don
Henderson, vice president; How
ard Higgins, secretary-treasurer;
and Dr. Otis Duck, Dr. Bruce
Sams, Jonas Chandler, Sex Allen,
Leonard Brigge and Kenneth An
derson, members of the board of
A member of the college facul-
MH Citizen Of Year
ty since 1926, Dean Lee has been
prominent in the life of the com
munity and the dub. He was may
or of the town from 1936 until
1966 and is a past president of thrm
dub. He is currently clerk sad a
member of the beard of deacons
of the Mars HOI Baptist Church,
In academic life he has taught
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Services for Jeter Ramsey, 19,
of Mars Hill, who drowned Satur
day, July 11, 1964, in a pool at
Reeme Creek Falls in the Weaver
ville section, were held at 11 a.
m. Tuesday in the Ivy Chapel.
The Rev. Lawrence Rhodes of
ficiated. Burial was in West
Active pallbearers were Jeter
Bailey, James Ramsey, Jay Ram
sey, Vaughn Bailey, Charles Doan,
and Charles Shelton.
He was formally employed by
the Hicks Corp., and the City of
Asheville and was a native of
Surviving are the parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Ramsey of Mars
Hill; four sisters. Mrs. Irene How
ell of Johnson City, Tenn., Mrs.
Pauline Edwards of Lady Lake,
Fla., Mrs. Lois Jones of Bud Lake,
N. J., and Miss Gladys Ramsey of
Also, four brothers, Urias Ram
sey of Asheville, Ernest Ramsey
of Mars Hill, Kenneth and Wade
Ramsey of the home; the mater
nal grandparents, Mr. ami Mrs.
Furman Bailey of Asheville; the
paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ida
Ramsey of Asheville.
West Funeral Home, Weaver-
ville, was in charge of arrangements.
As expected, Sen. Barry Gold
water, of Arizona, was nominated
as the Republican Presidential can
didate at the GOP Convention in
San Francisco early this (Thurs
day) morning. Generally conceded
to be his running mate for Vice-
President is William Miller, of
New York, who will be officially
2ND LAMB POOL
AT CLYDE NEXT
Chapel, Big Pine Heard
The Day Camp, which the Mad
ison Girl Scouts will attend, will
be at the Crossroads Camp on
Route -191 (river truck route of
25-70) on July 21-25.
A bus will be at the Marshall
Presbyterian Church at 8:00 a. ra.,
and at the Men Hill Methodist
Church lM8:25 a m., to. arrive at
the eaaSThy 9:30 a m. The bus
will leave the campsite at 8:00 p.
m., arrive at Marshall at 8:20 p.
and at Mars Hill at 8:46 p. m.
Fast driving and slow thinking
are just as bad a combination as
alcohol and gasoline.
The second cooperative Lamb
Pool of 1964 will be held at the
Clyde Livestock Yard Wednesday,
July 22, states Fred E. Boss, as
sistant county agent They will
start checking in lambs at 7:00
and would, like to have all the
lamba in by 10 Wednesday morn
ing, Mr. Sohrfc&- H ' '
m'lnsr to make arrangements
for transportation, we must know
how many lambs you plan to pat
in this pool not later than Friday,
July 17. Remember that they are
only taking lambs that grade good
or better and weigh 76 pounds or
As the weather gets hotter, and
we get further on into the sum
mer, the number of worms in the
Iambs and on the pastures increase.
If your lambs are not up to mar
ket weight of 75 pounds by now,
about the only way you will get
them to that weight is by drench
ing with Cu-Nic or phenothiazine
with arsenic (pink drench) and
Plans right now are indefinite
as to whether or not there will be
a third lamb pool this year; but
there is an excellent market in
the Asheville Area for fed-out
lambs sold to private citizens
dressed. If you have some lambs
that vou nlan to feed out to n
weight of around 100 pounds and
do not have a market for them,
feel free to call on the county ag
ent's office and we will be glad to
Secretary of Agriculture, Orville
L. Freeman, has proclaimed a na
tional wheat allotmen of 49 mil
lion acres for the 1966-crop. It is
the same as the 1964 altotment
The U. S. Department of Ag
riculture simultaneously announced'
the allocation of the allotment, less
reserves, among the States. All
except Hawaii are listed as com
mercial wheat states.
included in the national allot
ment for the 1965-!ron wheat is
a national reserve of 20,000 acres
for additional allotments to be is
sued on the basis of relative need
due to new areas coming into pro
duction of wheat during the last
10 years. It has been the same
amount for several years. A spe
cial acreage reserve of 100,000
acres is being established for the
first time as provided by the Ag
ricultural Act of 1964. This spe
cial reserve is for additional al
lotments to eligible farms in coun-.
Court !. issued
son county raccoons
removing precinct officers
JUS JhtsUns Issued the or
restraining order that prohiMted
the board- from removing any pre
The new order apparently in
cluded the 10-day notice in order
to give any precinct official dis
missed a chance to demand a hear
ing and present his case.
Following the morning session
here Saturday, many local people
attended the hearing in Burns-
old wheat farms.
eat is a major in
crop. It will be
No national marketing quote
will be in effect for the 1966 crop
It is estimated that 1,995 mil
lion bushels of wheat will be ade
quate for the national supply in
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The Big Flood!
Several Cases Bound For
State Court; Courtroom
The investigation of suspected
voting frauds in this county was
recesssed indefinitely Saturday,
clearing the way for a series of
legal maneuvering in the state
courts expected to last about two
The N. C. Board of Elections is
expected to resume its investiga
tion here late this month, and
there are indications that the probe
Will continue into August.
After that the dispute over
Madison's election returns in the
May 30 primary will go back to
the courts, where it likely will re
Main for months.
Before recessing Saturday the
board took testimony and evidence
tending to show that the majority
of the ballots counted in the Big
Pine precinct were cost illegally.
Big Pine gave 153 votes to Ze
Ponder's opponent, Clyde M.
Norton of McDowell County, got
three votes from the precinct.
But a, witness testified that an
inspection of the
t rat ion
'" Today Thursday is the an
niversary of the 1916 flood which
took more than 80 lives in Western
North Carolina including two
in Marshall and did millions of
dollars damage to Marshall, Hot
Springs and other points down
State May Ask Execution
Of Spears, Solicitor Hints
JOHN A. CORBETT
Served Aboard USS LEAHY;
Lt. (jg) John A. Corbett re
turned to his home in Marshall,
July 10, having completed two
years active service with the V
Corbett was commissioned an
Ensign on August 27, 1962 in Chap
el Hill, upon graduation from the
University of North Carolina and
upon completion of his 4 years at
the NROTC at Carolina, Corbett
reported to the USS LEAHY
(DLG-16) st the Boston Naval
Shipyard, Boston, Mass., on Sep
tember 16, 1962, two weeks after
the commissioning of the LEAHY.
Corhett's first billet was Assist
ant Communications Officer. In
connection with his billet he at
tended the Naval Communications
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Lion Go'v. Leatherwood
Attends; Wise, Niles
Lion Earl Wise was installed as
president of the Marshall Lions
Club at ladies' night and installa
tion services held in the Club
Room at the S&W Cafeteria in
Asheville Monday night. In addi
tion to Lion Wise, other officers
installed included Page Brigman,
1st vice president; Don West, 2nd
vice president; Kelley Davis, 3rd
vice president; O. A. Gregory, sec
retary; Robert "Bob" Davis, tail
twister; Lion Tamer, Ralph Mc-
New directors installed were E.
C Teague and Harry Silver.
Howard Barnwell, former Mar
shall Lion who now resides la
Asheville, was the installing officer.
Newly-elected District Gover
nor Roland Leatherwood, of Clyde,
and his wife, also attended the af
fair and Governor Leatherwood
presented Lion Earl Wise with a
trophy or being a "100 Lion
Secretary for the past year." Al
so honored was Lion Ed Niles, who
received k trophy for his outstand
ing work as Zone 4 Chairman.
An informal program of vocal
music was presented by Mrs.
Howard Barnwell sad Mr. John
Corbett with Mrs. Corbett st the
More than 30 lions, Lionesses
Superior Court solicitor Robert
Swain indicated Monday afternoon
after a formal arraignment that
he would seek the death penalty
for Darrell Clifford Spears, 25, of
Spears is charged with first de
gree murder and armed robbery in
the March 7 shooting of Kenneth
Eugene Ponder, 21, of Marshall.
During the formal arraignment
Spears' attorney, Harold K. Ben
nett, answered the charges with
"The defendant pleads incapabili
ty to plead by reason of insanity
at the time of the alleged crime
and at the present time."
The formal arraignment was be
fore Judge Harry C. Martin, who
is presiding over a two-week crim
inal term of Superior Court in
"111 let the jury decide wheth
er the man should be executed or
not," Swain said.
Electricity Off From
5-8 Sunday Morning
book showed that, in US
IttOefeftJrft nft ft-
The witness, Earl
farmer who has lived in the pre
cinct for 86 years. He said he
knew every Democrat man and
most of the women in the Community.
After the May 30 election, he
and several of his neighbors cop-
ried down all the information from
the registration book impended la
ter by the State Bureau of Investi
gation. Then they fanned out in the
community and began tracing down
information on the persons listed
as registered voters.
Here was what Roberts said he
Frank Worley, chairman of the
Democratic Party in Big Pine Pre
cinct, was registered "five or six
times" in the precinct registration
More than half of the register
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Center Now Open
At Mars Hill
Mars Hill Recreation Center, on
Main Street near the City Hall,
featuring Billiards, Pool, Shuffle
Board and a Miniature Bowling
Lane is now open to the public,
with both men end women being
invited. The hours of operation
are: Week days 2 p. m. to 11
m.; Saturdays, 9 a. m. to 12 pj
Lyndall English is the owner
and operator of the Center.
In Progress Here;
The swhmalng lessons being
taught at the local swimming pool
are being well attended by both
boys and girls of this area.
Ed Morton, director, stated to
day that shout 60 youths an tak
ing advantage of this program.
Bob Bender, Red Cross
or, this week nigniy
the personnel for ex.
There will be a power interrup-
at the Marshall Substation
Sunday morning, July 19, from 8
to 8 o'clock, lids will effect all
these served by French Broad
Electric Membership Corporation
rssiilist in North Buncombe and
the southern and western si i tilt
of Madison County.
The reason far the Interruption
is that it has
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Ins timet- j Sniwlant low oc iitcrft
11 exit work Jforncn with ft Irftiil