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VOL. 64 NO. 16
10 PAGES THIS WEEK
MARSHALL, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1965
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2 P. M. Saturday
Growth Shown At H. S. Post
Hot Spring's new poet office
will be dedicated at 2:00 p. m.,
Saturday, Postmaster William T.
"Bill" Whittan announced today.
The new facility, located at the
corner of Bridge and Spring
Streets, is part of the Post Office
Department's lease construction
program, the local postmaster explained.
Under this program, investment
financing is used to obtain needed
facilities which remain under pri
vate ownership, pay local taxes to
tiiis community, and are leased to
the Federal Government.
At the same time, the need for
large outlays of money from the
Federal Treasury for construction
purposes is eliminated.
Like most of the new postal
buildings that the going up across
tile country, this post office is
leased to the Post Office Depart
ment. This gives the Department
some flexibility in adapting its
building program to changes in
mail volume, transportation and
population, Postmaster Whitten
The Department is now concen
trating on constructing new postal
units only where they are most
urgently needed. In areas where
it is practical to do so, existing
buildings are undergoing renova
tion. vfThe fact that Hot Springs has
:bjMm chosen for a new post office,"
Postmaster Whitten said, "re
flects credit on our growing con
tribution to the economy and life
of the nation."
Meanwhile, for the Hot Springs
post office dedication, the Post- ,
master announced the following
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Imagine . . . Missing
Will wonders never cease! Miss
Ruth Lockman, well-known in this
county having for years devoted
much of her time for the American
Red Cross, phoned Wednesday and
said she had an unusual story for
Seems that some friends of hers
were en route from Charleston, S.
C, to their home in Chicago last
Saturday ending the Easter week
end. They intended stopping in
Asheville but before they realized
it they were at Plemmons Restau
rant on the Marshall by-pass.
They phoned back to Asheville
and stated that they'd missed
Asheville but had found Marshall.
Zachary Taylor did not vote un
til he was 62 years old.
JUNIORS OF F. B.
ASSO. EXCEL AT
MEET APR. 15
gional Convention of the
Training Union Depart
ment was held at Bakersvills Bap
tist Church last Thursday with
several ' associations represented
and a large audience present.
The juniors of the French Broad
Baptist Association excelled in
memory work with all but two
winning recognition. This is an
extremely enviable accomplish
ment when it must be recalled
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American Flag at the Post Office
event He will spend the night in
Hot Springs and will be the prin
cipal speaker at the Rocky Bluff
dedication Sunday afternoon.
AT HOT SPRINGS
Hot Springs, like Mars Hill,
will have a lively contest in the
town election May 4, whereas
Marshall? incumbents have no op
position. According to Hot Springs offi
cials these will- ip vtonten in th
mayor's race as awl- as hY the al
dermen's race where three are
Incumbents filing for reelection
are Joe R. Henderson, mayor;
Charles Schaffer, Harold Ander
son and H. W. Foster, aldermen.
Opposing the incumibenta are the
following men who have rued:
John VanNest, mayor; G. E. "Bud"
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Recreation Area To
At 3 P. M. Sunday
DON RENO TO BE
Musical Program Sponsored
By Marshall Fire
Charles' "Ham" Crowe, Marshall
Fire Chief, announced this week
that the volunteer fire department
is sponsoring an outstanding mu
sical program at the Marshall
High School auditorium on next
Thursday night, April 29 at eight
Featured on the stage will be
Don Reno and his Tennessee Cut
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REA Co-Op Meeting
Held On Island This Sat.
James H. Wells
HERE HAVE NO
The deadline for filing for town
officials here ended at Noon last
Saturday with no new candidates
seeking town posts.
The incumbents who filed for
Mayor, Clarence Nix; Alder
men: J. C. Dodson, Delmar Payne
and Roy Wild.
By DOUG RKED
CRiaaa Staff Writer
Raleigh Rival Sides in the
bitter Madison County Jury Com
mission dispute dashed head-on
in a house losaijmttnment com
mittee meeting Friday morning.
Whan the dost had" cleared, the
major result appeared to be that
the stags was sat for yet another
today (Thursday) when
nittee meets again,
s is whether to replace
tjra present one-man jury
on with (1) a four-man
on appointed ex officio by
ature or (2) a three-man
on named by the resident
judge of the 24th judicial district
Both sides claimed a measure
of victory in Friday's etonV toti
LED BY NORTON
Supporters of the four-man com
mission led fey Ssa. Clyde M. Nor
ton of Old Port, succeeded IftlAiftV
ing a bill incorporating the pro
posal before the committee on a
2-to-l vote of a three-man sub
committee. The subcommittee was named to
consider Sen. Norton's bill to
abolish the one-man system and
bring the county under the general
statutes. This would make the
county commissioners, currently
Republicans, the Jury commission.
Norton, however, was agreeable
to having his bill replaced with the
substitute version in which the
Clerk of Superior Court, Sheriff,
Register of Deeds and Chairman
of the county commissioners are
named as the Jury commission.
He and his supporters wars suc
cessful hi getting the full commit
tee to adopt this proposal as a com.
mittee substitute for tits original
However, the motion to adopt
the commit t substitute was
coupled with a motion to adjourn,
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J. C. Brown, Jr.
MASONS TO HOST
AT TEMPLE HERE
Buffet Supper To Be Seined
At 6 P. M. To Confer
French Broad Masonic Lodge
No. 292 will be host to Kingsport
Masonic Lodge No. 688, Kings
port, Tana., on Saturday, April
24, at the Temple here.
The purpose of this communica
tion to for tits Kingsport Lodge to
confer the Masters Degree on a
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Registration At 10:00 A. M.;
Capacity Crowd Is
The members of the French
Broad Electric Membership Cor
poration will meet again at the
Marshall High School gymnasium
this Saturday for the purpose of
transacting business of the Coop
erative and to mix and mingle
with their neighbors.
The meeting Saturday will be
the 25th anniversary of the Coop
erative which has grown constant
ly in membership in four Western
North Carolina counties and three
Eastern Tennessee counties. They
are Madison, Buncombe, Yancey,
and Mitchell in North Carolina;
and Greene, Unicoi and Cocke in
At tins meeting the members
will have an opportunity to hear
J. C. Brown, Jr., of Raleigh, Ex
ecutive Manager of the Tarheel
Electric Membership Association.
Mr. Brown is well-known hare,
having been the guest apisfcsr at
the annual meeting several years
Added entertainment will be
presented by George Fisher and
his band. Also expected to enter
tain the gathering will be Pater
Gott, well-known county musician,
who to an expert on banjo ana
The Marshall Boosters Club will
serve luncheon from 10 a. m., to
1:00 p. m.
Manv valuable prises will be
warded at the meeting, D. M.
bison, manager of the co-op,
Farmers who signed agreements
to divert their entire feed grain
base acreage to conservation use
for the 1965 crop year can expect
an ASCS representative to visit
their farm during the next few
weeks for the purpose of check
ing compliance and measuring
their designated acreage, accord
ing to Ralph W. Ramsey, manager
of the Madison County ASCS of
fice. Ramsey pointed out that 885
farmers within the county signed
intentions to take part in this
year's feed grain diversion pro
gram and that 259 of the 886
signed agreements to divert their
entire feed grain base. Oompli-
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Area Located Three Miles
From Hot Springs;
The beautiful and spacious
Rocky Bluff Recreation Area, lo
cated on NC 209, three miles south
of Hot Springs, will be dedicated
Sunday afternoon at three o'clock,
James H. Wells, French Broad
District Ranger, announced today.
The dedication, sponsored by
the Hot Springs Lions Club, will
be climaxed with an address by
Congressman Roy A. Taylor who
will also attend the Hot Springs
Post Office dedication ceremonies
Ranger Wells will welcome the
visitors and guests and the Rev.
Harry Sellers, pastor of the Hot
Springs Methodist Church, will
give the invocation.
Mr. Roy Reeves, principal of
Hot Springs High School, will act
as master of ceremonies.
Congressman Taylor will be in
troduced by Mr. James Story, ed
itor of The News-Record.
Following Congressman Taylor's
remarks, Mr. Peter J. Hanlon, su
pervisor, National Forests in
North Carolina, will deliver h
closing remarks and the Rev. Paul
Gilvary, pastor of the Hot Springs
lX8T P"rch, will pronounce
It was announced "Sat in case
of rain, dedication ceremonies will
be hejd to the Hot Springs High
Rocky Bluff Recreation Area is
a living example of the history of
the settlement of WNC. For hun
dreds of years the area was tim
bered occasionally used hylte
Indian family or hunter. Than
came the pioneer with his jp
and plow. Around 1800 these vast
unbroken areas of timber were cot,
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Important EOA Meeting
At Cullowhee On Mon.
IS IN PROGRESS
IN THIS COUNTY
April to Cancer Month through
put h nation and the local Can
far Drive to now in progress.
Mrs. Putty McDevitt Thomas to
serving as county chairman and
aha requests donations be mads
to her or to bring them to the
Bank of French Broad where she
It is hoped that our county will
stat- which is so important
Ins," Mrs. Thomas said.
Officials, Public Invited;
Could Afreet This
Following correspondence be
tween officials of the Economics
Opportunity Act (BOA) and coun
ty officials, an important meeting
is scheduled to be held in Hoey
Auditorium, Western Carolina Col
lege, Cullowhee, next Monday
fram 9:00 a. m., to 8:80 p. m. Va
rious phases of the BOA
ay benefits i
It was al