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urley Farmers To Vote In Referendum Next Thurs.
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2 JV, 2
Fir.t Game At 6:00 P. M.;
Large Crowd I
Capacity crowds are expected to
jam the Marshall gymnasium to
night (Thursday) when the 1965
county high school basketball
tournament gets underway. The
first game of the tourney, a Jun
ior Varsity affair, will pit Spring
Creek girls against the Laurel
girls. The seond game will be
between the Mars Hill JV boys
and the Spring Creek quint. The
other JV teams drew byes in the
Varsity pairings for opening
night are as follows:
GIRLS: Spring Creek vs. Hot
Springs. All other teams drew
BOYS: Hot Springs vs. Laurel.
All other teams drew byes.
Four games (two JV and two
Varsity) will be played on Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday nights,
Feb. 18, 19, and 20. The semifi
nals of the varsity and finals of
the JV tourney will be played
Friday night of the following
week (Feb. 26) and the varsity
finals will be played Saturday
night, Feb. 27. This schedule
gives both the players and fans
a rest period to recuperate from
the first three nights of the tour-
To Be Maile
Fanners Will Know Ho
Referendum Will Affect
Them In 196i5
Notices of individual farm acri
age alltoments will be mailed t
farm operators on Friday, Febru
ary 19, Emory Robinson, chairm
of the Agricultural Stabilizatio
and Conservation county commit
tee, has announced. Hie noti
are sent in advance of the Febru
ary 25th marketing quota referen
dum so that farmers will kno
how the quotas they are voting on
would affect their individual farm
ing operations for 1965.
For the 1965 crop of burley to
bacco, the Department of Agri
culture has announced a total of
284,146 acres available for allot
ment This compares with 315,698
acres allotted for 1964. If quotas
for the 3 years, 1966-1967, are ap
proved in the February 25 refer
endum, the allotments for 1966 and
1967 would be determined and an
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Approximately 80 Cases;
McLean To Preside;
The February term of superior
court for the trial of criminal
cases will begin here Monday
morning at ten o'clock with Judge
W. K. McLean, of Asheville, pre
siding. Robert Swain is the so
licitor. There are approximately M
cases on the docket, some of them
On the docket scheduled to be
heard Tuesday is the case involv
ing eight Walnut men charged
with disrupting school procedures
a few years ago during: the con
solidation of the Walnut and
Marshall schools. Also on the
docket for Tuesday is a case in
volving a school bus driver,
charged with carrying a concealed
Future Farmers of America
Ohapters from Clyde A. Erwin
High School and Marshall High
School took top honors in a par
liamentary procedure and public
speaking contest held Thursday
Erwin placed first in parliamen
tary procedure, and Marshall won
the public speaking round.
Mars Hill won second place in
parliamentary procedure, and
Marshall won third place.
In public speaking, the team
was led by Donnie Banks, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Banks, of
Other students participating in
the contests included Jerry Dale
Hunter, Bobby Plemmons, Bobby
Fiaher, J. B. Sams, David Rice,
and Everette Mace.
J. C. Cole is FFA teacher at
the Marshall school.
FFA chapters from Buncombe,
Yancey and Madison counties took
part in the event, which was spon
sored by the Blue Ridge Future
Farmers of America Federation.
weapon, also daring the Walnut-
Marshall school dispute.
Below is a list of jurors:
Mrs. Charles Paris, Mrs. Ervin
Adams, Grady Brown, James Da
vis, Earl Moors, Wayne Cook, Jim
Cody, Hershel Metcalf , Hardy L.
Willett, A. D .Freeman, Mrs. Clay
Talton, Mrs. Overton English, Fer
man Franklin, Mrs. Zatde Merrell,
Willard Anderson, Elbert Gentry,
Jr., Clarence Davis Edwards, Mrs.
Carlie Shelton, Tony Randall, Mrs.
C. N. Penland, Mrs. Vernis Peek,
Adam Dycus, Mrs. Kermit Cody,
George Beeves, Jr., Joe B. Mor
gan, Mrs. John D. Bay, Okley
Freeman Berry HoUifield, Jack;
Chandler, Reuben Wallin, Ted
Ruckner, Floyd Re id, Carl H.
Ferguson, Albert Bicker, Walter
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A. L FELDMAN
IS CHIEF CDCD,
David Wyatt, Civil Defense Di
rector in Madison County, an
nounced this week that State
Highway Patrolman A. L. Feld
man, of Mars Hill, has been ap
pointed Civil Defense Chief, Com
Mr. Wyatt, the son of Mr. md
Mrs. Auburn Wyatt, who has been
director since October, stated this
week that he hopes the Civil De
fense Programs for this county
can be "stepped up" immediately.
In announcing Feldman as chiefs
of communications, Wvatt chose
a man who is an expert "ham"
radio operator who will fill this
important post well and efficient-
Feldman is married to the for
mer Miss Shirley Sprinkle. They
have two chidren and reside in
NAT "KING" COLE
DIES OF CANCER
Popular Singer, Pianist Was
Nat (King) Cole, popular sing
er and jazz pianist of world re
nown, died in his sleep at St.
John's Hospital in Santa Monica,
Calif., early Monday morning,
three weeks after he had under-
ne surgery for removal of a
ncerous left lung.
His wife, Maria, who was at
is side, "knew for several days
e was dying," a hospital spokes
man said, but she didn't want
anything made public because he
etched television constantly."
Aware that he had cancer, the
45-year-old singer thought he was
recovering after the removal of
his lung, but doctors said, the dis
ease had spread beyond control.
Nat Cole's life was one of fluc
tuating economic extremes, but it
he end he could command $20,000
Among his all-time best-sellinpr
ecordings were "Mona Lisa,
"Too Young," "For Sentimental
Reasons," "Pretend," "Answer Me
My Love" and "Smile."
"I love this profession," Cole
once said in chatting about rising
The messages of condolence
poured in Monday from the great
and the nameless for a man they
regarded as the best of all.
Vann Ramsey Is
Inspector For Co.
Venn Ramsey, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Sd Ramsey, of the Bast Fork
section, was recently named elec
I trical inspector for Madison Coun
ty by tits commissioners.
It was explained that the coun
ty now has only one inspector in
stead of two. George Reeves fro
raerly served with Ramsey in this
It Destroyed By
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Clif
ford Freeman, of Anderson Branch,
was completely destroyed by fire
early Sunday night The Free
man escaped bat all content! in
the house were lost
Washington Development of
highways proposed in the Appa
lachian bill will "rebuild and re
vitalize" the economy of Western
North Carolina, 11th District Rep.
Roy A. Taylor declared here Fri
day. "I urge quick passage of the
bill, Taylor recommended at a
hearing before a special House
subcommittee on Appalachia.
"In my opinion, this is the most
important single piece of legisla
tion for the people of Western
North Carolina to be considered
since I came to Congress," he
Out of every dollar, 85 cents
will be spent for highway con
struction. A total of 142 miles of
new roads are planned1 for the 11th
The Senate passed the bill Feb.
1 by a vote of 62 to 22. In the
House, the bill now goes from tho
subcommittee to the full
Public Works Committee and thenJ.Friday afternoon by his mother
to the House itself.
A committee spokesman said
Friday the House might recieve
the bill by late next week.
Taylor is giving his full sup
port. "The highway building pro
posals, coupled with other fea
tures, promise relief to an area
economically retarded by an inad
equate highway system," he tes
tified. DURING DRILL
Grandson Of Mrs. W.
Bradey; Was Lenoir
James Frank Bradley Jr., 18-year-old
Mars Hill College sopho-
more from L,enoir, coiiapsea aim
died in the college gymnasium
Wednesday morning during a bas
Efforts at artificial respiration
by fellow students were followed'
by external heart massage, oxy
gen, and direct injectitons by Dr..
Ernest Powell of the college med
ical staff in the infirmary, which
is across the street from the gym.
Dr. W. A. Sams, Madison Coun
ty coroner, ruled that the youth
suffered a massive coronary at
tack. The gym instructor, Jim Fish,
said the class, divided into teams
for the basketball workout, had
gone through five or six minutes
of light warmup and had run up
and down the floor twice when
Bradley ran off the end of the
court and slumped against the
Fish, acting as referee, was al
most beside him when it hsppen
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Rep. Ramsey jit
Named To Other
In addition to the
already published on which Mrs.
F. Grafton Ramsey has been nam
ed, there are two more which she
was named to Monday. They are
Water Resources and Control and
Word has corns to thisnewepa-
per office mat severe pwpie
have been spreading erroneous
tales about the status of the Wal
nut Rural Post Office that It
will dose soon, etc.
This newspaper contacted Mar
shall's Acting Postmaster, Frank
Ramsey, this week and he states
that so far as hs knows the rural
station at Walnut will continue its
same service as long as the needs
of the community justify the rur
Had Been Dead Five Days;
Heart Attack Blamed
The body of a 63-year-old dis
able veteran was found early
Wednesday morning in a branch
near his home in the East Fork
section of Madison County about
13 miles from Marshall. Dr. W.
A. Sams, coroner, stated that he
had probably been dead about five
The victim was identified as
Roy Willis, who made his home
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
According to .Sheriff E. Y. Pon
der, the body was discovered
about 8 :.'!() o'clock Wednesday
morning by the victim's father
who was walking down a smnll
roan! from the home to the main
East Fork highway.
Further investigation revealed
that Willis was last seen last
She stated that he often left home
without telling them and some
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Harold Gosnell Is Named
Dog Warden For County
BUYS HEMS m
The Marshall Boosters Club met
Monday night in the home econom
ics room of the Marshall school
with IB members present.
James Sprinkle, president, pre
sided at the business session when
various needs and accomplish
ments of the club were aired.
Members voted to purchase a
much-needed duplicating machine
for the grammar grades. It was
explained that the school had two
of these machines but a third one
was badly needed,
third was badly needed.
The club members also voted
to purchase a spray gun and paint
table to help in interior painting
of several rooms and perhaps the
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4-H Achievement Program
Held Here Monday Night
FOR 4-H PROGRAM
IN THIS COUNTY
Camp Improvements And
Scholarships Depend On
During 1961, a program was set
up for North Carolina known as
the 4-H Development Program. It
was deslgnid to help 4-H club
boys and girls in the State, by
providing better 4-H camps, a
scholarship program, and to in
crease the Stats awards and Farm
Youth Exchange Program. Each
bounty in North Carolina was giv
en a quota to raise to help reach
the one million dollar goal estab
lished for the state
Since 1961 gifts amounting to
$554,000.00 have been made to the
4-H Development Fund. Counties
have contributed $227,000.00 and
gifts acquired by a state commit
tee have amounted to $227,000.00.
Most of tho 4-H c&Tnrjfl iii the
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Heavy Vote Is Desired;
Important To County
HOUSE, USED AS
NEAR HERE SAT.
The two-story house, belonging
to Lorado Ponder, located on Mar
shall Route 1, was completely de
stroyed by fire about 9:00 o'clock
last Saturday night. Origin of the
fire is unknown.
The structure, said to be over
100 years old, had been used lis
a storago building for feed but
was recently cleaned out making
it ready for occupancy of renters.
It was partially insured, if was
Marshall firemen went to the
scene but the house had collapse!
before they arrived.
West Point cadets
$111.15 a month.
Will Assist In Preventing
Spread Of Rabies;
- At"g - ttrtlNi orHae-MadhTon
County Commissioners with Dr.
Margery J. Lord, Madison Coun
ty Health Director, on Wednesday,
Feb. 10, Dr. Lord was authorized
to proceed with the dog warden
program. In view of the emergen
cy situation with regard to rabies
in Tennessee counties adjacent to
Madison County, it was decided
to implement this program as soon
as possible. There has been an
increase in the number of rabid
animals in Greene and Cocke coun
ties in Tennessee since January
1, 1965. Green County has had 33
new confirmed cases of rabies,
most of which was in cattle, since
January 1. The Health Depart
ment in Greene County stated
there were over 100 people who
had or were taking prophylactic
treatment for rabies as of Feb. 15,
1965. Cocke County has had 34
new confirmed cases of rabies, ten
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rSucessful Meeting Held
The annual 4-H Achievement
Program was presented Monday
night before a filled courtroom at
the courthouse here.
Jay Nealy Edwards acted as
master of ceremonies and leaders,
members, officials and parents
enjoyed the event
The Pledge of Allegiance was
ltd by Warren Roberts and the
4-H Pledge was lad by Adale
Payne. Delbert Arlington gave
the devotions and Jewell Ball and
Hilda Gosnell led in group sing
tag. Charlotte Shape gave the wel
coming talk and Mr. Earls Wise
introduced the leaders. Mm. Bar
bara Rhodes presented the club
charters which was followed by
an electric guitar dust by Gary
Hall and Larry Boone.
Steve Wood introduced the prin
cipal speaker, Mr. Bob Rollins.
Following Mr. Rolling's Impres
sive spoerh, Jean and Joan Wood
entertained the crowd with a
Two-third Majority Needed
For Approval Of
All Hurley tobacco producers in
Madison County are being urged
to vote in a grower referendum
being held on Thursday, February
'Zi, to determine Whether the
present government tobacco allot
ment program will be continued
or dropped. If at least two-thirds
(if the growers participating vote
"yes" the present program will
be in effect for the next three
years. If the growers do not ap
prove the referendum there will
be no allotments and no loan pro
gram lor the lytto Hurley crop.
Tho liurley program has been in
effect since 1940.
Agricultural leaders are urging
all Madison County farmers who
are eligible to vote in this elec
tion to do so. They point out that
Burley tobacco is the number one
cash crop in the area, having re
turned $3,309,240, gross sales to
farmers in 1964.
"Each person who is eligible to
vote in this election on February
25 should make every effort to
do so," states the Madison Coun
ty Hurley Referendum Commit
tee. "This is the farmers' pro
gram your program and too
much is at stake to let someone
else decide for you."
In Madison County there are
2,900 farmers with Burley allot
ments totaling 24.1J .asres. Any
one who shares in the production
of Burley is eligible to vote.
Community polling places which
will be open from 7:00 a. m., to
7:00 p. m., next Thursday are as
Community 2: White Rock
Community 3: Silver's Store;
Oak Grove Community Center.
Community 4: Beech Glen
Community 6: Dock Ramsey's
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Due to the paper being a day
late, Thursday's night's results in
the county tournament are made
possible to publish.
Laurel, 33; Spring Creek, 5
Mars Hill, 48; Spring Creek, 19
Spring Creek, 30; Hot Springs,
Laurel, 48; Hot Springs, 45
PAPER DAY LATE
day late We
SGT. MAJOR GETS
ACM; SON OF MRS.
J. A. DENNIS
Sergeant Major Robert M. Am-
Battalion Sergeant Major
was awarded the Army Commen
dation Medal Monday, Feb. 1. Lt.
Col. John H. Cochran, Jr., acting
Commanding Officer of the 0th
Artillery Group (AD) presented
the medal to Sergeant Major Am
nions in an informal ceremony.
The ACM was awarded for the
period Sergeant Major Atamons
was with the 7th Missile Battla-
lon (HAWK), 2d Artillery.
The citation that accompanied
the medal read as follows: .