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MARSHALL, N. C
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One of the most important questions facing our
citizens today is what course should we take in the
future planning for school buildings, educational
needs, consolidation, and other steps to further and
promote a more adequate and up-to-date education
al system in our county.
In view of the $354,000 from the recent bond is
sue, as well as the $44,000 held in escrow for Madi
son County from the $25,000,000 statewide bond is
sue, our county is in line to receive $398,000.00 for
school building needs. How should this money be
In order to get assistance in planning, surveys,
and advice, Zeno Ponder, chairman of the county
board of education, has requested aid from the di
rector of the Division of School Planning, State De
partment of Instruction, in Raleigh. Elsewhere in
this issue is the reply 'Mr. Ponder received from Dr.
Charles F. Carroll, State Superintendent. Dr. Car
roll states in hir. letter that 30 athr administrative
units have also requested assistance from the state
level and that a study of the situation in Madison
County will perhaps be held in early. A-pril.
We think it is wise for the State 55fch!ikl Planning
officials to visit our county, survay th needs and
recommend whet steps should be taken. They are,
no doubt, experienced in this field and are. aware of
the trends for more adequate Bchowiacflraai.
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It would, in our opinion, be moat difficult to call
a meeting of citizens from ever part of pur .county
to sit down and agree on a unified plan for future
school building. k
Much talk has been circulated about the grow
ing need for a central high school building to be
erected at a suitbale location to', accommodate fu
ture high school students. Many persons have ex
pressed opinions that the present buildings, now
housing both grammar and highVflBlwdents,
could be diverted solely into grammar grade quar
ters. Others contend that with impvett liifhways
and roads, a merger of high schools might be in the
offing. To do this, however, an adequate high school
building would have to be erected and' this, alone,
would exceed the $398,000 earmarked for Madison
County. , ' "
Too, many persons are opposed to additional
buildings on the Island here. They Wm, thatiahy new
building program in this part of the county should
be some place other than the Island. We agree.
Overcrowded conditions at the Marshall school
have forced many changes in the original building
first built on the Island. The auditorium, for exam
ple, is a far cry from the original auditorium with
adequate balcony seats. Classrooms had to be made
and this meant cutting off balcony space.
Although the athletic field is adequate, it leaves
much to be desired. Filled up drains, high waters,
mud and ice often curtail sporting events as well as
study. Should a new high school be built, we hope a
modern athletic field will be planned on the site also.
In our opinion, we should reason together as to
the most practical and wise way to spend the already
available monies and think, also how we might ob
tain additional monies for further construction and
improved physical facilities. V, ,
We hope the State School Planning officials,
the State Board of Education, the local board and
oar citizens can come up with a suitable solution to
what faces our county in educational needs in the
next few years. v
MRS. BIRCH A RD SH ELTON
The large anow that fell laat
Saturday night kept the church
door. closed Sunday, Slowed down
traffic with many cam off (ha
road, including seven large trans,
far truck, off within a distance of
1V4 muee: also school, dosed for
an indefinite period.
If oat all the sick folks are able
to ha oat again.
Mrs. Jack She! ton is slowly re
cuperating 1a Memorial Mission
Hospital from surgery. We wish
for her a speedy recovery.
Mr. King Wallin visited friends
on Little Laurel fast Tuesday.
Mr. Oscar Williams ami Mr.
Joe Griffin walked a mil in the
deep snow last Sunday to Prod's
Terry Lynn Cook is hairing fun
riding her sled in the snow.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Trimble
of Spring Creek visited his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Trimble,
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N. C SALES
If you are a clergyman who
wanted your income to be covered
by social security but you did not
file the necessary form to request
coverage in time by April 15
of 1962 the Social Security Ad
ministration has good news for
D. H. Butler, social security
field representative serving Mad
ison County, states that the 1964
amendments to the Social Securi
ty Act included a provision to ex
tend until April 15, 1965 the time
within which most clergymen may
elect to be covered by social se
curity. Butler states than many clergy
men including duly ordained,
commissioned, or licensed minis
ters, nrieats. rabbis. Christian Sci
ence practitioners, and members
of religious orders who have not
taken a vow of poverty are
not aware that their income as
a clerarman is not covered hy so
cial security unless coverage is
requested, not simply by filing a
return and paying the social
. i i a- jiitv,.
Tax, uu mt wjr uuB -
waiver certificate, Form
2031, with the District Director of
Internal Revenue. With the fil
ing of this form a clergyman
waives his exemption from social
security taxes and so becomes
subject to social security cover
age and social security taxes.
The filing deadline is only three
month away April 15, 1965
and the certificate must actually
be filed by that date. Butler sug
srests that all clergymen who have
not requested' social security cov
erage, and want to do so or
want to discuss the advantages of
doing so, the tax rate, etc. get
in touch with the Asheville Social
Security office as soon as possi-
hle. ' '!
Ne we for Veteran
Q A veteran desires to name
his wife as beneficiary of hi.
NSU policy and selects settle
ment under option 2, 120 install
ments. Can he include in his ben
affclary designation that monthly
installments be discontinued and
paid to another beneficiary in the
event his wife remarries before
all 120 installments are paid?
A No. If a wife la names as
beneficiary, it is her insurance
upon death of the insured; and
the VA has no authority to dis
continue payments in the event
of marriage of the beneficiary.
Q A friend recently lost his
sight as the result of aa auto sc
cident Although his blindness
has nothing to do with his serv
ice in the Armed Forces, hs does
have a service -connected disabili
ty. Is he eligible for special aids
for the blind, furnished by the VA T
for aid to the blind administered
by the VA state that the veteran
must be entitled to compensation
for a service-connected (Usability
and be blind in both eyes. The
blindness itself, however, need not
be service connected.
Q The widow of a World War
I veteran plans to sell her home.
Does she assume correctly that
shs will forfeit pension payment
for that month and subsequent
months until the end of the year
and become eligible for pension
payment with the start of the new
A Only that portion received
from the sale that is profit la con
sidered ss income, but not if it is
Used the same year of the sal or
the next year to purchase anoth
er dwelling. If this profit does not
exceed the income limitations, ben
efit payments will be suspended
for the rest of the year. Howev
er, application for resumption of
pension paymento may be made
by submitting a statement out-
A Tea. Eligibility requirements lining the expected income for the
The Internal Revenue Service
published today its new Document
No. 5327. The document, repro
duced below, indicates the amount
of N. C. Sales Tax which the IRS
will automaitcally allow taxpay
ers to deduct on their Federal In
come Tax Returns. The amount
deductible is based on the taxpay
er's income nad the number of de
pendents he has. To claim the de-)
deduction, however, the taxpay
er must itemize his personal de
ductions on page 2 of Form 1040.
Sales tax paid on the purchase
of an automobile would be deduc
tible separately. The table does
not take this item into account.
N. C. gas tax is also deductible
Internal Revenut further ex
plained that this year's table
shows deductible amounts which
are generally lower than last year.
The nrincinal reason for this is
that the old tables were based on
la 1960 Bureau of Labor statistics
study of consumer spending data;
the new table is based on consum
er spending data developed from a
hears csjpiabensrv study con-
ducted faflW-ei. Kent, proper
ty taxes, mortgage payments, doc
tor hills, hospitalization insurance
and many personal care items such
as haircuts all required more of
our income in 1960-61 than they
did in 1960. These items usually
tare not subject to sales tax.
Additional copies of the table
are available at the 28 field of
fices of Internal Revenue here in
The World's Most Wider Used
Read Psalm 103:8-18
Let not your neart be troubled:
ye believe la God, believe also in
me (John 14:1).
In these words our Master is
saying to us today, as He did to
those gathered in the upper room
nearly two thousand years ago,
that the universe is in the hands
of the heavenly Father. Life is
not easy, but in the hardest hour
God will not let down if we
have faith in Him. This is Je
sus' answer to Ufa's ultimate
questions. These words of His
have stilled atom grief and stead
ied more souls la time of trial
any others ever spoken.
We most asrer forget that we
belong to God. There is no closer
relationship than belonging. We
bear in mind also that we
belong to one who never breaks
His word. In giving His words
of assurance, our heavenly Fattier
means what Hs says.
As ws sorrow, God is
to. cimiftfrt and
IF IN NEED OF
in I easy, but fa the hardest
perplexing problems, Hs is there Iwfll not 1st s dawn.
Wsitfa an taaf kw amuiu I f ...i.
s.ss.s, nsr ssssv isaaapsag wsssj KeW "aSaaW ransYsTsaw
our situations before Han. God 1 1
never lets us get out of His sight
Together with Htm, we think,
feel, love, and decide.
Prayer: O God, ear Creator
and oar heavenly Father who art
always by oar aide, we thank Thee
fcr this relationship
We seek Thy
this day to ov
through Christ ear Lard.
Life Is not
The first alphabet was developed bv the
6emittc people between 2.000 and l700 b c
ITS "O" HAS REMAINED UNCHANGED
AND IS THEREFORE CONSIDF"7P TO
BE THE OLDEST OF Aa LETTERS.'
A New Year
The Grapevine home demonstra
tion club met Jan. 16 at 7 p. m.,
fa the community dub house, with
Mrs. James H. Arrfagton as hast
ens. Mis. J. D. GosneH, president,
presided. After welcome greet
ings wre extended to eld club
members, and the new members,
Mrs. Nan Wise, Mrs. Gaston Nor
ton, Mrs. Hal Brace, Mia. Lewis
Boone, Mrs. Betty Lou Clark and
Mrs. Myrtle Morgan, Mrs. Qos
neU asked Mrs. Doris Roberts to
take charge of devotions. She
read Hebrews, 19th chapter for
the Scripture lesson. Prayer was
by Mrs. J. D. GosnslL
THE LON6E5T WORD IN
THE EN6LISH LANSUASE IS
ABOUT TAX REFUNDS.
WW 70 HAN6 ONTO If!
In the absence of our seretary
and treasurer, Mrs. Bonnie Gos-
nell took the offering and gave
her report; roll call and reading
of minutes weree omitted. Mrs.
Ethel Wallin, our agent, eollectd
our lt6 dues ana gave us new
yearbooks. In our business ses
sion plans were made to help our
4-H Club in any way possible. Our
project, repairing and remodelmR
club house, is our aim; help our
community to press onward to at
tain higher standard of living; to
use to the best advantage the op
portunity we have to help others
be better homemakers.
Mrs. Wallin took charge of the
meeting and discussed 1966 year
books, each member filling hers
out as she went along. When this
was finished she showed and dis
cussed the use of sewing aids to
make our sewing more profession
al looking when finished. She had
made some of these aids by cover
ing magazines and rolls of tissue
oaper. making pressing equipment
for clothing construction. Our
meeting was dismissed by reading
together "A Collect for Club Wom
en " Our hostess, assisted bv Mrs.
Anns Bell Silver, served delicious
refreshments. A social hour was
en toyed by all.
Out next meeting will be Feb.
19 in the club house. All visitors
following year. If this anticipated
income is within the pension lim
its, benefit paymewta will be re-
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