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MARSHALL, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1965
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Due For Lively
William Powell Oppose. Dr.T
Bruce Same In Mayor'
One incumbent is not seeking
reelection, bat lively campaign
was assured Tuesday for Seats
on the four-member Man Hill
Town Council. ,,
The filing deadline fell at noon.
Mars HOI pharmacist William
Powell will attempt to unseat Dr.
Bruce Sams ae mayor of the town
in the May 4 election.
Incumbent Councilman Arthur
Woods, an engineering teacher at
Mars Hill College, is seeking re
election on Powell's slate.
Paul Tugman, a teacher in
Madison County's industrial edu
cation program and an incumbent
councilman, is aligned with Dr.
Sams in his bid for reelection.
Robert Champman, registrar
business teacher at the college,
and Kenneth Anderson, a retired
civil service employe, are also can
didates for council seats on the
ticket led by Dr. Sams, a Man
Aligned with Powell and Wood
are B. W. Grigg, a retired earth
moving contractor, and Carl Eller,
operator of an auto garage there
and a fuel distributor.
The Mars Hill Town Council isT
elected on a non-partisan basis,
and the mayor is elected as such
on a majority vote. The three
candidates for council who poll
the highest number of votes, re
gardless of whose ticket they are
on, will be declared the winner.
Dr. Sams and his ticket are
generally associated' with the Mad
ison County Democratic Party,
Powell is a member of the so-
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Sent To South Viet Nam
Is Member Of Team Which
A former North Carolina rural
electrification specialist has been
named to s special survey team
that will work in South Viet Nam
for the next three months.
Jerry L. Anderson, executive as
sistant to the general manager of
the National Rural Electric Coop
erative Association in Washing
ton, will join five other rural elec
tric leaders in a crash effort to
establish rural electric coopera
tives in the Far East country.
Anderson formerly served as an
educational advisor with the
French Broad Electric Membership
Corporation in Marshall, andi
later edited The Carolina Farmer
magazine in Raleigh.
N ( He was selected as the nsult of
a recent meeting at the State De-
, partmerrt between Ambassador
Maxwell Taylor and NRECA Gen
eral Manager Clyde T. Ellis.
While in South Viet Nam, they
will determine sites for projects,
perform engineering duties, and
actually organise cooperatives.
The newly-organized CB Radio
Club will sponsor s courtesy patrol
on Highway 26-70 on Easter after
noon from 1:00 o'clock to 6:00 o'
clock for the purpose of Misting'
motorists in any possible way and
to promote safe driving end safe
Jerry Pleramons, president of
the 'Madison County Emergency
Communication CB 0Mb, stated
that three mobile units will be in
operation in the brants with two
base units, one in Marshall and
one in Hot Springs, for relay pur-
We hope to do tins on Sundays
and holidays throughout the sum
mer,'' Mr. Plemmons said.
rut ip Tunnel? ta
lALIIl 1 nVfJaJD i V
BE CLOSED ON
Both Banks To Also Close
As Well As Some
Bill Zink, county auditor, this
week announced that all offices
in the courthouse will be closed
Monday in observance of Easter
It was also announced that both
the Citizens Bank and the Bank
of French Broad would be closed
It was also understood that the
welfare department and the Health
Department would be closed.
Expected to remain open on
Easter Monday are practically all
business firms, the post office
ASCS, and draft board office.
Mrs. J. B. Huff Is
Of Mars Hill PTA
Mrs. Joseph B. Huff was elect
ed president of the Mars Hill PTA
Other new officers are Mrs.
Glenn Phillips, vice president; Mrs.
Bill Powell, treasurer, and Mrs.
William C. Silver, secretary; Joe
Morgan was re-elected reporter.
Man Hill students who par
ticipated in the Mountain Youth
Jamboree last week gave a demon
stration. 1 1
Silver Suggests Methods Of
Tobacco and, in a few instances,
tomato plant beds are being in
jured or destroyed by slugs, lo
cally referred to as snails. The
slugs live in vegetation such as
honeysuckle vines, heavy weeds or
other plant growth and in rock
walls, slab piles, etc. At night
and on cloudy days, particularly
when it is wet, these slugs come
out and feed. They seem to pre
fer young, tender plants such as
tobacco and tomato plants. They
can destroy a plant bed in two
or three nights.
Then sn several suggested
methods of control for slugs and
snails. The most effective sys-
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M.H. College On
Speaker Ban Law
A' resolution opposing the
state's controversial speaker ban
law has been adopted by faculty
members of the social science de
partments at seven North Caroli
na Baptist colleges.
At a spring departmental meet
ing held at Man Hill Collage, ap
proximately 60 social science
teachers went on record emphasis
ing their "opposition to the
speaker ban law as enacted by the
10SS session of the North Caroli
na General Assembly." The vot
ing was unanimous.
The colleges represented wen
Campbell at Bute's Creek, Chowan
st Murfreesboro, Gardner-Webb at
Boiling Springs, Meredith at Ra
leigh, Wake Forest at Winston
Salem and Man Hill.
FINAL DAY FOR
FILING TO RUN
If you have sPirtion be-
Teoming mayor or alderman, you
will have to file before Saturday
Noon, wheih is the deadline.
According to records today, the
present mayor and board of alder
men are the only persons filed
The Town of Marshall election
will be held Tuesday, May 4.
The official notice of the elec
tion, the officiate, etc., are pub
lished on Page Two of this issue.
MARS HELL PTA
The Mars Hill PTA was en
tertained Monday night by the lo
cal participants and winners of
the Mountain Youth Jamboree
which was held recently in Aehe
ville. All participants were ac
claimed by the audience. Follow
ing devotions by Miss Linda Shep
herd, the seventh grade girls led
the group in singing the ulmo ma
ter of Mars Hill High School.
Steve Carter was the Master of
Mrs. R. V. English's third and
fourth grade clog dance team
were the first to do their routine.
These brilliantly attired dancers
were accompanied by the music of T
Gary Hall and Larry Boone. Five
students of Mrs. Elwood Roberts
sang the plaintive tunes of "Down
in the Valley." Mrs. Roberts'
Mexican Folk Dance winners dan
ced the night away in colorful re
galia with the accompaniment of
reus. Jean and Joan Wood wewL
inomas demonstrated rnytnmic
motion and an air of mystery in
her individual clog dance.
Gary Hall and Larry Boone
played "Steel Guitar Rag" and
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To Be Held Here
Saturday, April 24
The annual French Broad Elec
tric Membership Coop meeting will
be held on the Island hen on Sat
urday, April 24. Complete plans
will be published next week.
In the advertisement published!
on page three in this issue, some
of the papers wen printed with
the date April 26 which should
have been April 24. The error
was corrected after some of the
papen wen printed.
District Lions Ending
Successful Club Year
Ed L. Niles Makes Report;
Local Club Is Well
District 31-A Lions Clubs ap
parently will finish the 1964-66
club year successfully in activities,
attendance, financial, membership,
representation at district and inter
This was indicated by Governor
A. Roland Leatherwood of Clyde
at the sprink quarterly meeting of
the District 31-A Lions Club cabi
net Sunday afternoon in Franklin
High School Cafeteria.
District 31-A objectives expected
to be reached during the club year
ending Jane 80 are good financial
condiition, membership increase of
10 per cent and attendance average
of 85 per cent.
Franklin Lions CHb was host
for the session attended by presi
dents and secretaries of 88 clubs
representing more than 1,600 mem
bers in 12 WNC counties.
Among the Lions giving reports
Was Dr. Ed Niles of Marshall,
deputy district governor.
Representing the Marshall Lions
Club. were Ed Niles, Robert Davis,
Earl Wise and Mr. and Mn. O. A.
AT MARS HELL
A Man Hill Methodist Building
Program Benefit Dinner will be
held April 24, 6-8 p. m., at the
Man Hill school cafeteria.
Mr. Allen Duckett, director for
the "Preservation of Barbershop
Quartet Singing in America, Inc.,"
Asheville Chaper, will present
quartet singing for the evening.
Also from Msn Hill College, Mr.
James Thomas and Mr. Young will
entertain with electric guitar mu
sic. Plates will consist of baked ham,
green beans, potato salad, spiced
apple rings, hot rolls and coffee.
Price for plates will be $1.00.
The public is cordially invited
N.C. STATE NAME
The long North Carolia State
name change hassle wss settled
quickly Thursday When the Gener
al Assembly voted to call the
school North Carolina State Uni
versity at Raleigh.
The issue was settled in favor
of alumni forces who claim the
present name North Carolina
State of the University of North
Carolina at Raleigh is unwieldy
The Senate vetea overwhelm
ingly in favor of -tile measure with
out any dissenting debate. The
bill then was rushed to the House
where rules wen suspended and
it was enacted.
The ease with which the bill
passed the Senate, where its
The upper house fflbt went
through the formalities of adopt
ing a bill which came from Sen.
Ralph Scott's Higher Education
Committee to name the UNC
branch North Carolina University
Sen. Sam Whitehuret of Craven
then offered amendments to the
bill which came out of Scott's sub
committee. The amendments sub
stituted North Carolina State Uni
versity at Raleigh for North
Carolina University at Raleigh
throughout the bill.
No one spoke against White-
hurst's proposals and it passed
by a strong voice vote.
KICK "RIGHT DIRECTION
Even the fellow who is a chron
ic kicker can sometimes win if he
kicks toward the goal.
NORAD IS MAIN
TOPIC AT LIONS
George Tisdale Is Feature
Speaker; Slides Are
In what was described as one of
the most interesting programs
held hen was the informative talk
and slides on NORAD which was
shown members of the Manhall
Lions Club Monday night at the
George Tisdale, of Asheville, an
official of Southern Bell Telephone
Company, was the guest speaker.
Mr. Tisdale ably discussed the vast
systems which now form a defense
for the North American continent
He also snowed slides of the
various phases of national defense
with headquarters at Colorado
Following the program s busi
ness session wss held with 15 mem
ben and one visitor present. In
the absence of the president, Lion
Ed Niles presided.
settled off the floor.
Mrs. Anna W. White
LOCAL OES HAS
Approximately 100 Attend
Mrs. Anna Worley White, of
Marshall, was installed as worthy
matron of Marshall Chapter No.
36. Order of the Eastern Star, at
a public installation service held
T Saturday evening, April 10, 1966,
PH the ,Masonic Temple.
Other officers installed wen
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Mars Hill Folk lancers
Rated "Tops" In Jamboree
The ACP has done a tremendous
job in helping small farmers solve
their conservation problems, ac
cording to Ralph W. Ramsey, of
fice manager of the County Ag
ricultural Stabilisation and Con
servation Service. Many small
farmers in Madison County an
able to carry out conservation
practices that could not be com
pleted without cost-sharing.
Ramsey went on to say that the
avenge Government cost-snare
for Madison County farmers un
der the 1964 program was
A J AA S. A4AA '
about s.uu. uver ov
requested cost-sharing in carry-!
W out some practice. Some of
the practices requested wen es
tablishing and improving pasture
and hay crops, planting trees, tile
drainage,, forestry improvement,
and winter cover crops.
Without tiie assistance available
under the ACP, Ramsey says a
great deal of this conservation
work would go undone. The pro
gram is, therefore, a real stimu
lant to the farm economy of Mad
ison County. It helps protect and
conserve our soil, water, and for
estry resources. Without these
bask resources all farmers, and
the entire economy, would suffer.
Farmers needing conservation
work in 1865 an urged to apply
for cost-sharing at their local
ASCS office. The local conserva
tion practices an adapted to fit
the local needs. Conservation
farming pays big dividends. With
all the oner economic pressures
on small farmers today it is
almost a must
The fellow with foresight can
figure out what he should have
done tomorrow yesterday.
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'65 FEED GRAIN
Nearly one and one-half million
farmers have signed up to partici
pate in the voluntary 1966 feed
grain program, USDA has an
nounced. On basis of preliminary
final returns from states, three
major new records have been es
tablished. Signed up are 1,482,683 farm
ers who intend to divert 86,576300
acres from feed grain production,
or 42 percent of base of 86,627,300
acres. The 86.6 million acres of
base acreage on enrolled farms
represents 66 percent of total on
all farms in United States.
The 1965 signup exceeds previ
ous feed grain program high
points by these amounts: 11 per
cent greater than the 1962 enroll
ment of 1,337,182 ; 7 percent higher
than the 1964 agreed diversion of
84,312,100 acres, and 12 percent
higher than 77,602,900 acres of
feed grain base on enrolled farms
A record number of North Car
olina farmers signed up in the
1965 feed grain program. A total
of 64,205 farmers signed up to
divert 709,365 acres from produc
tion of feed grains this year. This
is the largest number of farms
and the largest acreage that has
been signed since the program
began in 1961. The pnvioua high
was in 1962 when 63,421 farmers
signed up to divert 682,761 acres
rA record number of" Madison
County corn producers also signed
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Seventh Grade, High School
Square Dance Teams
The Man Hill Folk Dancers
scored a "hit" with the audience
and judges at the recent Hubert
Hayes Mountain Youth Jamboree
in Asheville. They won a trophy,
and a very valuable book, "Folk
Songs for the Family." The
group did two Latin numbers with
the rythmic beat of colorful tam
bourines. Their director is Mn.
Thaida Roberts, a teacher in the
fifth grade. Her groups of per
formers have won three trophies
in the past five years, and have
been runners-up two yean. She
and her groups plan to place their
trophies in the new elementary li
brary when it is completed and
ready for use.
The children in the Folk Dance
Buet, Melanie chamnan. Ste-
Burnett, Melanie Chapman, Ste
phen Phillips, Kathy Dixon, John
Roberts, Wands Jarvis, Terrell
Bailey, Loo Anne Tweed, and Ivan
Last year her Clog Dance Team
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To Meet Monday
Night At School
The Manhall Boosters Club
will meet Monday night at 7:80
o'clock in me home economics
room at the Manhall school.
All members and prospective
members an urged to attend.
At Hot Springs
A delicious pancake supper will
be served at the Hot Springs
school lunchroom Friday night
from five o'clock until eight o'clock.
The supper is being sponsored by
the Hot Springs Lions Crab.
Proceeds will go to the school
for the benefit of the trip to Wash
ington later this spring.
The public is invited.
T Decision Is Expected Soon;
Hotly . Contested
By DOUG REED
Citisen Staff Writer
Raleigh A compromise set
tlement of the hotly-disputed one
man jury commission system in
Madison County appeared to be
shaping up here Thursday.
The possibility arose during,
and after, a torrid 75-minute de
bate on a bill introduced by Sen.
Clyde M. Norton of Old Fort to
abolish the one-man system.
Verbal exchanges over the bill
came at a meeting of the House
Local Government Committee
which, for all practical purposes,
became a full-scale public hearing.
There were these developments
pointing toward a possible solu
tion to the impasse between rival
The bill was sent to a subcom
mittee after Rep. Lacy H. Thorn
fa urge of Jackson County suggest
ed such a procedure might be
helpful in producing a proposal
satisfactory to both sides.
Superior Court Judge Fronk
Huskins of Burnsville, who under
present law appoints the Madison
jury commissioner, said in Char
lotte he felt all counties, including
Madison, could have a higher qual
ity of jurors if they had a three
man jury commission with not
more than two of its members
from the same political party.
Madison Democratic Executive
Committee Chairman Liston B.
Ramsey said if Norton's bill bad
specified a commisson of three
people "appointed by the resident
T judge, we'd have no opposition to
Norton's bill already passed by
the Senate, would bring Madison
under general statutes which pro
vide for the county commission
ers to act as a three-man jury
commission. At present, this
would mean Madison's three Re
publican county commissioners
would replace the Democratic
jury commissioner appointed by
Madison has had a one-man
commission since 1965 by special
Judge Huskins' name was men
tioned in the dispute publicly for
the first time Thursday. Rep. Paul
Story of McDowell, speaking for
the bill, said Huskins had author
ized him to quote him "as saying
he doesn't like one-man jury com
missions and that he would prefer
a commission of three to five per
sons representative of both par
Judge Huskins was contacted by
the Citisen in Charlotte later
Thursday and asked if this meant
he favored Sen. Norton's bill.
Huskins said it did not "While I
don't covet the appointive authori
ty, nevertheless I do not think
the bill improves anything in
Madison County," he said. "The
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The annual meeting of District
IV group of Home Demonstration
club members, mads up of Madi
son, Yancey, and Buncombe crabs,
will be held Tuesday, April 20, in
the First Baptist Church in Burns
ville. The theme for use meeting will
be "Decisions for Progress," with
Dr. Eloise Gofer, Assistant Di
rector for Home Economics, N.
C. Extension Service, as on speak,
Registration for. the meeting
meeting will end wi
Every club membe
effort to attend. Lc