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THE ws-Record NF I Bassastnaasnal f VOL. 64 NO. 2 8 PAGES THIS WEEK MARSHALL, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1965 Red Cross Drive New In Progress; $3,000 Goal To Continue Through This Month; 51,481.62 I. Reported Now The annual American Red Cross Drive is In full awing in Madison County and will continue through thto month, Rev. W. L. Lynch, county chairman, amid this week Present return from the drive reveal that $1,481.62 has been re ported from the Marshall and Mara Hill areas. The Hot Springs area haa not yet reported, it was explained. Also expected to increase the collections are the contributions being made by the various church es. These separate solicitations will continue for the next three Sundays. The county has been divided in to three major sections for the drive, namely, Marshall (Quota, $1100); Mars Hill (Quota $1100); Hot Springs (Quota $800). The county goal of $3,000, same as last year, is necessary to main tain the services of the Red Cross which are so important to every one. It will be recalled that this county exceeded its goal last year and it is hoped will do so again this year, Mr. Lynch said. "I feel confident that our cit izens will respond to the urgent call with substantial contribu tions," Mr. Lynch said. Wade Huey is again acting as county drive chairman; John Hens- ley is the county blood chairman; and Mrs. Ethel Sprinkle is treas urer. VACCINATING PROGRAM FOR BANGS DISEASE Madison County now has a sys tematic program for vaccinating heifer calves against banks dis ease, Frederick E. Boss, assistant county agent, said this week. The State has bad a free program of vaccination for bangs for some time but it has not been available in Madison County on a systemat ic basts. December was the first month that this program has been operation and nine farmers from Madison County took advan tage of the program, vaccinating 32 head last month. The next month that the veterinarian will be in Madison County will be March. All those who have alves, regardless of the number, Continued to Last Page) Zink Joins WMMH Staff This Week; Commercial Mgr. Huey, Tugman Are Taking Courses In Raleigh This Week Wade Huey, of Marshall and Paul Tugman, of Mara Hill, are ' in Raleigh this week where they i are taking a prescribed course in i industrial education prior to re- sum in g the teaching of the cours es at Marshall and Mars Hill High Schools. SENSE OP HUMOR Develop a sense of humor many a man has failed because he took himself too seriously. Jack Zink, 3on of Mr. and! Mrs R. W. Zink, of Marshall, this week joineld the staff of Radio Station WMMH here, where he is Commercial Manager. For the past year and a half, Zink has been associated with Ball Brothers Company of Mun cie, Indiana, as assistant to the sales manager. A native of Marshall, he grad uated from Marshall High School in 1967 and Western Carolina Col lege in 1963. "Before going to Muncie, Zink was employed with the Standard Theater Supply Company of Greensboro for two years. He is married to the former Miss Joyce Mehaffey, of Hender- sonville. They have two sons, Chris and Jay. At present they are residing in West Asheville, but plan to move to Marshall when possible. The announcement of Mr. Zink3 association with WMMH was A-cde this week by Dean Shields, owner and operator of the station. Former County Doctor Is Recovering From Wounds TRUCK DRIVER ROBBED ON OS. MOUNTAIN TUES. A truck driver from McMan ville, Tennessee, was-held up Mon day morning on the Hot Springs Mountain, about 14 miles north of Marshall, and robbed of $60 in cash. Sheriff Ponder, who imvestigat ed the incident, stated that the driver of the truck is listed as Joe Meadows Womock, about 25 years of age. According to Womock, he pulled his truck over to the side of the road to inspect the tires and as he got out of the cab, a car pulled up in front of the truck and a lone man, thought to be a Negro, drew a pistol on him and ordered the truck driver to hand over what money he had. He also ordered the truck driver to put the money onj the side of the truck. Sheriff Ponder said that Womock stated that he put $50 on the truck and the man picked up the money and fled in his car. Womock said he noted that the robber was driv ing an Oldsmobile. Womock, after explaining the incident, continued on his way to Charlotte to deliver the load of lumber which had been shipped from Donaldson Lumber Compa ny of McManville. Sheriff Ponder is continuing his investigation of the incident. Surplus Food Records Gone Doyle B. Cody, chairman of the county commissioners stated this week that the county com missioners have been asked 'byf . State officials to help locate Sur plus Foods records of Madison County, kept prior to December 7, 196, and which records are re quired by, law to be kept for a period of three years We PER COPY "'WAifSSa """ i.i.i . . ',, . Rabies Spreads Near County: J 4,000 Local Dogs Treated "These- records were never turned owe to the present Board of ( ommiasipnerg and diligent in quiry or tne lormer isnainnan oi Commissions, former Auditor, Welfare Department, and former Clerk in the Surplus Foods Pro gram fail to disclose any clues to the whereabouts of these records. Also, careful search has been made of all offices, together with the Courthouse basement and other storage places. The Commission ers will continue to cooperate to the end that the lost records be found, arid that they be kept on file, in accordance with the law," Cody said. SURPLUS FOOD DISTRIBUTION DATES GIVEN Warehouse Open Tuesdays, Thursdays This Month It has been announced that the surplus commodities warehouse PREPARATIONS FOR '65 TOMATO CROP BEING MADE A number of Madison County tomato producers have started making preparations for the 1965 production season. Practically all of the old producers in the Car- men-Shelton Laurel area took will be open on Tuesday and down their stakes, rolled up their rm. m . . I PLANS FOR GIRL SCOUTS MADE AT MEETING HERE Dr. Shelby Vance Seriously Shot By Son In Avery County Dr. Shelby W. Vance, a middle aged retired medical missionary from Pineola, in Avery County, continues to improve in the Spruce Pine Community Hospital after being shot by his son on Thurs- afternoon at three o'clock in the Joseph B. Huff To Speak Tuesday At Public Meeting The Madison County Girl Scout Neighborhood met in the REA Building here Monday with Mrs. Mitzi Tessier, of Asheville, was District Advisor-. ( Leaders and members of the sponsoring organizations were re minded of the annual meeting in Asheville on January 21 at the George Vanderbilt Hotel. An in spirational and informative pro gram is planned. The winter and spring training calendar was discussed. Basic training courses are planned for January and March. Outdoor Training is scheduled for April. Training will be given in Febru ary on different phases of the program. Day Camp is planned at Cross roads again this year. Buses are to pick up Scouts at the same points used last year. Mrs. Emory Robinson, Brownie leader from Mars Hill, told of the Arts Fair in Mars Hill planned for all Madison Girl Scouts in cooperation with the Mars Hill College Arts Department, to be held in May. Leaders were given Cookie Sale material (the Punch and Cookie Party. Kick-off is planned for Jan. 28 at 3:30 at the Presbyterian STATE OFFICIAL WRITES ABOUT WELFARE SPACE William T. Moore, chairman of the Madison County Board of Pub lic Welfare, received the follow big letter Monday from R. Eu gene Brown, Commissioner, State Board of Public Welfare, Raleigh, N. C, which urges the local board to help alleviate the over-crowded condition of the present wel fare quarters. The letter follows: Mr. William T. Moore, Chairman Madison ContySoaifk of Public Welfare 'SnflP Route No. 2 Hot Springs, North Carolina Dear Mr. Moore: It has come to our attention re cently that the Madison County Department of Public Welfare is still inadequately housed. The State office has recognized the need for better quarters for the Madison County Department since 1960, and the staff has been in creased since that time so that some workers have their desks in the waiting room. We do not feel that efficient work can be done under s.uch circumstances. It has also been brought to our attention that the access to the building is (Continued to Last Page) Ihursday for the rest of the month. The following schedule should be followed: January 19 Shelton Laurel, Little Laurel, Big Laurel, Spill- corn. January 22 Hot Springs, Shutin, Paint Rock. January 26 Mars Hill, Rt. 1, Mars Hill, Rt. 2, Mars Hill, Rt. 3, Mars Hill. January 28 Ivy Hill, Jupiter, Long Branch, Walnut Creek, East Fork and Grapevine. However, if it is impossible to come on the date suggested, you may pick up the food any day the warehouse is open. The Welfare Department will recertify for and take applica tions for surplus foods on Wed nesday only. MARS HILL TO HAVE MARCH OF DIMES CANVASS wire and seeded their 1964 fields to a cover crop. One of the most important things for the tomato producers to consider now is getting a soil test on their 1966 tomato field. The Soil Testing Laboratory of the State Department of Agricul ture in Raleigh is (doing an excel lent job in testing the soil, mak ing suggestions for fertilisation and getting their reports back to the farms. The facilities are very crowded at this time of year, therefore, it is necessary for the farmer to allow about a month for return on his soil samples. An application of the required amount of dolomite limestone should be applied as soon as possible. To Conduct Door-To-Door Drive Monday, January 25 Woman Injured In Fall On Street fJhiirrh. ami each trooD will make Attorney Joseph B. Huff will L, nr a S. Week, berinnimr address a meeting next Tuesday Continued To Last Paere I day night, December 31. FORMERLY OF COUNTY Dr. Vance is well-known in Madison County, having resided in Mars Hill for many yean. He also operated a hospital in Mar hall for several years. The hos pital was located on the second floor of the Masonic Temple. Dr. Vance and Avery County Sheriff Jack Vance, no relation, were wounded, along with Deputy J. C. Isaacs, by rifle' fire when they attempted to take Richard Vance, 25, into custody on a rur al road near bin home. Doctors in Spruce Pine removed Dr. Vance's right kidney and found that he al so suffered damage to his liver from the bullets, as wall as a wound in the upper right aim. Sheriff Vance was not serious ly hurt, and Isaacs is recovering in Cannon Memorial Hospital in Banner Elk from a back wound described as painful hot not seri- The son, a former mental pa tient, was taken to Broughton Hospital in Morganton, according (Continued To Last Page) choir roam of the First Baptist Church of Mam Hill on the sub ject, "The Machinery of Govern ment, County and State." The public is cordially invited. D. M. Robinson Improving At 1 1 Duke Hospital D. M. Robinson, manager of French Broad Electric Member ship Coop, and civic leader, con tinues to improve at Duke Hos pital, Durham, where he is under going treatment. Word from Mr. Robinson re veals that he is "feeling great and' doing well." He is expected to be at the hospital for several weeks. A Mars Hill woman, Mrs. Mary Anlderson, received dispensary treatment at St. Joseph's Hospi tal Tuesday for a fractured nose and lacerations received in a fall on Haywood Street in Asheville, City Patrolman Paul E. Smith re ported. Plans for a "March of Dimes" door-to-door canvass for con tributions on Monday night, Jan. 25, in the Mars Hill area are being formulated there. Director of the campaign for this area, Mrs. Joseph Huff, has enlisted four other interested mothers as area captains: Mrs. Bruce Murray, Mrs. Charles Da vie, Mrs. Ernest Powell Jr., and Mrs. W. C. Silver Jr. The five will contact other mothers to assist them in a thor ough canvass of the town and sur ruonding area to seek contribu tions to the national foundation which in recent years has turned its efforts to the combat against birth defects. "I was shocked to learn," Mrs. Huff said, - "that 250,000 babies are born each year with a serious birth defect one every two min utes. I believe if we can get these astounding figures across to our friends and neighbors, they will respond with generosity.'" LEGISLATURE TAPS TAYLOR AS SPEAKER Commissioners Issue Letter Raleigh H. P. (Pat) Taylor Jr., of Wadeesboro, a, member of the General Assembly since 1966, was named speaker of the 1966 Legislature Thursday at a House Democrat caucus. The unanimous nomination of Taylor, 40, who was unopposed, is tantamount to selection as speak er since there are 106 Democrats and 14 Republicans in the House. The caucus also named Miss Annie B. Cooper of Raleigh prin cipal clerk, -Sam Burrow of Ran dolph County readfin gclerk and Joseph Warren of Caswell County as sergeant at arms. All served during the 1963 session. After his nomination, Taylor lost little time in putting House members on notice he wants the 1965 session to conclude its bus iness as soon as possible. "We should stay here all the time it takes to do our business well," Taylor said. "I think we should meet Feb. 3, do our busi ness promptly and adjourn early." Noting it cost $5,600 a day for (Continued To Last Pae 131 Rabies Cases In Greene County; SO Cases In Cocke County John Hutchins, county sanitari an, announced this week that ov er 4,000 dogs are now proteced from rabies at least for one year or more in Madison County. In explaining the figures, Mr. Hut chins said that 904 dogs had been treated during the recent clinics held in the county. Prior to the clinics, at least 200 dogs were treated in Burnsville. He further explained that 112 dogs were also treated early last spring. Compared with the clinics last year when only 112 dogs were treated, officials are quite pleas ed with the response thus far this year. A breakdown of recent clinics reveals that 217 dogs were treat ed in the Hot SpringsSpring Creek clinic; 160 in the Marshall Mars HiU; 279 in the Laurel-Walnut; and 238 in the Beech Glen Ebbs Chapel clinic. Professional Help In order to teach animal own ers the correct procedures in trapping foxes, Mr. Hutchins stat ed that professional trappers would be in the county next week. Already Scheduled are demon strations at the Spring Creek school next Tuesday at 1:80 o'clock and at the Laurel school Wednes day at 1:00 o'clock. All interest ed persons are urged to attend these demonstrations. RABIES SPREADING Mr. Hutchins also announced that officials in Greene County, Tennessee, adjacent to Madison County, had announced that there are now 181 certified cases of ra bies in that county ankt that at present, 75 persons were taking treatment. Greene County offi cials also reported that the situ ation is getting worse, with 11 new cases diagnosed since the first of the year. Also alarming is the condition in Cocke County, Tenn., where 60 cases of rabies have been verified. So far, we have been most for tunate in Madison County with no cases yet verified. However, we must continue every effort to prevent the spread into our coun ty," Hutchins said. HOLE-IN-ONE Instructor: "I think you've tak en enough practice swings." Duffer: "Good now show me which club to use to make a hole- in-one. Hill To Citizens Of This County Cite Bill Introduced By L. B. Ramsey In 1983 THE DIB YOUNG A golfer hit a new ball into the lake, . another new ball out of bounds onto a highway, and an other new ball into the woods. "Why don't you use an old ball?" said the caddy. ';, Replied the golfer sadly, "I've never had one." EDITOR'S NOTE: Due in the number of inquiries concerning the policy of taxation in Madison Comity, Doyle B. Cody, chairman of the board df commissioners, this week issued the following letter for publication: The Board of County Commis sioners baa been approached sev eral times as to the policy of tax ation in Madison County. In the; Legislative session of 1908, Lis ten B. Ramsey introduced a bill removing all valuation powers from the Board of County Com missioners, as set up under the General Statutes of North Caro lina, and creating a Tax Equali sation Board, and conferring upon said Board all powers and duties formerly held by the Elected Board of County Commissioners with respect to the valuation of property or the equalizing of values for tax purposes. So far as we are informed, all of the other ninety-nine counties come under the General Statutes of North Carolina, broad powers be ing given to the Board of Coun ty Commissioners as to property evaluation and taxation. Three members were appointed to said Equalisation Board at the time of its ratification, jmWm big of Brown Amnions, Tahaadge Franklin, and Ralph T. Bp Mr. Barnes later resigned i svas replaced by Ernest Sue who was a former member of Board of Elections, which wai placed last summer. Following is a complete copy of said bill: Session 1963 H.B. 185 Introduced by: Representative Ramsey of Madison A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO CREATE A TAX EQUALIZATION BOARD FOR MADISON COUNTY AND TO CONFER CERTAIN POWERS ON SAID BOARD. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact: Section 1. Chapter 612 of the Session Laws of 1956, and Chap ter 103 of the Session Laws of 1969, pertaining to Tax Equali sation Board in Madison County are hereby revised. Sec. 2. There is hereby created la Tax Equalisation Board for (Continued To Last Page) Post Office At Mars To Oocipy Edwards Site Marshall Man Is Slashed With Knife Here Saturday Night Bruce Davis, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald "Buddy" Davis, of Marshall, is recovering from knife no tetamed ia aa argument which occurred at the lower end of Main Street Saturday night. According to Sheriff E. Y. Pon der, Davis and B7B. Proffitt Jr.. about 28, of the Bull Creak sec tion of this county, held an argu ment over a car wreck which oc curred on Mashburn Hill earlier Saturday night. During tin affray, it ia alleged, that Proffitt pulled out his knife and dashed Davis's throat. For tunately, the cut was not deep, however, the wound required 11 stitches. Proffitt was arrested for as sault with deadly weapon and is now out under a $600 bond. Davis is able to be out again after receiving treatment from a local doctor. Oldest Residence On Main Street Will Be Rased The home of Miss Harttie Ed wards and Mrs. Ledia Edward Hodge, the oldest residence in mm Hill, will be torn dawn to make room for the hew poet office to be , erected on the site. The property, which ia located down town on Mam Street, has been purchased, and plana are being made for construction of a post office building. The original residence, which has been renovated ana enlarged was built shortly after the Civil War by the Rev. Leroy Sams, who was at one time pastor of the Mars Hill Baptist Church and the father of John Robert Sams, who was a lifelong friend of Mars Hill College and served as- president 1868-1870, 1871-1872. The house was the temporary home of Dr. and Mrs. R. L. Moore for a year after they came to Mars Hill in 1897. In 1902 the house with the surrounding land was purchased by the late Ervin Edwards for

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