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VOL. 64 NO. 21
Will Play A
Major Role; Franchise
Raleigh Legislation to in
sure continued ambulance service
in Buncombe, Haywood and Madi
on counties was introduced Wed'
nesday in the face of an announce
ment that most funeral homes in
the three counties will not pro
vide the service after June 80.
The bill, introduced by Reps.
Ernest Messer of Canton, J. C.
Crawford of Asheville and Gor
don H. Greenwood of Black
Mountain, would authorize the
county commissioners in each
county to franchise ambulance
Messer said a Spartanburg, S.
C, ambulance service has offered
i to provide ambulance facilities in
the three counties under a fran
Under the bill, the county com
missioners may determine that
the ambulance service being pro
vided in the county is not ade
quate to serve the needs of the
If such a finding is made, no
firm or individual could operate
any ambulance service without
first obtaining a franchise from
the board of county commission
ers. Messer said that in two of the
three counties, at least one funer
al home plans to continue to of
fer ambulance service. Such firms
could not be refused a franchise
if, at the time the commissioners
determined ambulance service in
the county is inadequate, the firm
is already providing the service.
The commissioners could fix the
maximum number of ambulances
authorized to be operated in the
county, fix the schedule of fees
ambulance services may impose,
fix limits of liability insurance
coverage for operators, prescribe
specifications for vehicles used as
ambulances, spell out the supplies
and equipment which they must
carry, and establish educational
and training qualifications which
an ambulance driver or attendant
The county boards also could
spend non-tax funds to insure that
ample and proper ambulance serv
ices are furnished. They also
eonM levy a special tax of up to
five cents per $100 valuation to
provide, or assist in providing, ad
Expenditure of funds for such
services is specifically declared ia
the bill to be "a necessary ex
pense" under the terms of the
Mm. F. Craftbn Ramsey of
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217 Mars Hill College
Students To Graduate Sun.
Bkccalaureate Service At 1 1
A. ML; Graduation
At 3 P. M.
Sunday, May 30, will climax
four years of diligent study for
217 Mars Hill seniors when they
graduate at 3 p. m., in Moore Au
Activities for the day will be
gin with the baccalaureate service
at 11 a. m. Because of the lack
of seating accommodations, the!
service will be held in Moore Au
ditorium rather than the local
church as has been the custom ia
recent years. I
The speaker for the morning'
service will be Dr. Henry E. Tur
lington, minister of the Universi
ty Baptist Church in Chapel HilL
Speaker for the graduation ex
ercises will be Dr. Alvin Keppel,
executive director of the Piedmont
University Center in Winston-Salem.
The center is a corporation
through which Mars Hill and 16
other colleges in the state cooper
ate for improvements and enrich
ment of their academic, financial
and cultural programs.
Awarding degrees to 127 wom
en and 112 men will be President
Hoyt Blackwell. The 217 figure
includes 106 Bachelor of Art, 97
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JERRY A. RICE, JR., son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rice, of Mar
shall, will deliver the graduation
address next Thursday night, June
3, in the Marshall gymnasium.
Mr. Rice, a graduate of Mar
shall High School, is now princi
pal of Swain County High School
and Bryson City Elementary
School, Bryson City.
He is active in civic and relig
ious affairs and is currently pres
ident of the Swain County Cham
ber of Commerce. Mr. and Mrs.
Rice have one eon, Jerry III, age
Other commencement exercises
remaining: to be held are:
Sunday, May 30, 8:00 p. m.,
Baccalaureate Service, Gymnasi
um; the Rev. Jack L. Thomas to
deliver the message.
Wednesday, June 2, 8:00 p m.,
Walnut 8th Grade Graduation,
Thursday, June 3, 8:00 p. m.,
Graduation Exercises, Gymnasi-
Raleigh Western North Car
olina senators split four to two
Wednesday over Gov. Moore's mo
tor vehicle inspection bill.
The measure passed the upper
chamber on second reading by a
35 to 13 vote.
Voting for it were Sens. W.
Prank Forsyth of Murphy, Her
bert L. Hyde of Asheville, Clar
ence Ridings of Forest City ana
Oral L. Yates.
Voting against it were Sens. F.
D. B. Handing (R) of Yadkinville
aad Clyde M. Norton of Old Fort
Bachelor of Science, 3 Bachelor of
Music and 12. Bachelor of Music
Twenty-two other students will
participate in the commencement
exercises. Ten will be awarded
Associate of Art diplomas for the
completion of two-year courses.
The other 12 will receive com
mercial certificates for the com
pletion of one-year terminal cours
es in business.
The 217 graduates compare with
146 degree graduates last year;
however, receiving the "sheep
skins" this year will be those who
completed requirements for grad
uation in summer school last year
and first semester as well as those
just now completing their work.
FARMERS TO BE
Every tomato farmer in Madi
son County will be contacted by
the Board of Directors of Mate
Packing Co., Inc., giving- them an
opportunity to market their vine
ripe tomatoes through this organ
ization. The officers and direct
ors of Mato Packing have stated
that they will charge no mem
bership fees and will not attempt
to enter into a finding contract
with the producers. They are
asking each producer to sign a
Certificate of Agreement between
the producer and the packing com
pany. This is basically a state
ment of intent on the part of the
producer to sell all of his market
able tomatoes through Mato Pack
ing Co., Inc. On the part of Ma
to Packing Co., it is a pledge to
do the very best job they can on
packing-, grading and setting the
tomatoes for the producer. They
have reaffirmed their intention of
making Mato Packing Co., the
best tomato market in North CarJ
olina, to try to do everything pos-
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siDie 10 see mat eacn prouucer
receives the maximum net income
for his tomato crop.
They have stated that the pro
ducer may contact the county ag
ricultural agents' office or any
officer or director of Mato Pack
ing Co., for copies of the Certifi
cate of Agreement which they
Officers and directors of Mato
Packing Co., are as follows: E.
C. Teague, president; Leonard Ba
ker, secretary; L. B. Ramsey,
treasurer; C. E. Mashbum, R. C.
Briggs, D. M. Robinson, J. H.
Sprinkle Sr., C. D. Bowman, Bruce
Murray as regular members and
Harry G. Silver, ex officio mem
ber, i ,4
Miss Jean Stines
N. C. Dental Asso.
Miss Jean Stines of Asheville,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller
H. Stines of Marshall, was elect
ed president of the North Caroli
na Dental Hygienists Association
during a meeting in Pinehuret
Miss Stines acted as president
last year due to a vacancy in the
office. She has also served in the
Executive Council of the Hygein
ists Association for four years
and as vice president for one year.
Miss Stines is a graduate of
the University of Tennessee
School of Dental Hygiene and is
employed by Dr. Pearce Roberts,
Jr., of Asheville, who ia president
of the North Carolina Dental So
ciety. School Consolidation Case
A special venire of 76 jurors
from outside Madison County was
ordered by Judge W. K. McLean
here this morning shortly before
noon in the trial of four of seven
men indicted for conspiring to
disturb the consolidation of the
Marshall-Walnut schools in 1962.
The jurors are to report tomor
row (Friday) when the case 1
Yadkinvi e. 3-1 W
Will Meet Grey Creek On
Saturday In Fayettevillej
J. C. Wallin's Mars Hill Wild
cats continue to show that they
are a well-balanced, well-coached
team as they have now defeated
two opponents to earn quarterfi
nals in the State "A" playoffs.
Last Saturday night the Wild
cats downed North Cove, 4-1, on
the Mars Hill College diamond,
and on Wednesday (yesterday)
squeezed past Yadkinville, 3-1 in
Steve Davis hurled superbly for
the entire 12 innings posting his
C THURSDAY, MAY 27,
Borrowers Asked To Return
Books; Stores Not
It was announced this week
that for ths present the bookmo
bile service In the county will be
discontinued due to the fact that
Mrs. Mamie Gardner, bookmobile
librarian, has resigned, effective
Borrowers of bookmobile books
are asked to please bring or send
your books to the Marshall, Mar
Hill or Hot Springs library.
This does not apply to the fol
lowing Stores that have book col
lections. We will call on them
personally to discuss the situa
tion: Meadows' Store, Spring
Creek; McGaha's Store, Meadow
Fork; Bill Moore's Store, Meadow
Fork; Silver's Store, Bull Creek;
Coast Inn, Beech Glen; Maney's
Store, Besch Glen; Brig-man's
The Marshall library hours are
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a
m., to 4:30 p. m.; Thursdays, 9 a
m., to U Noon and 2 p, m. to 9
Mars Hill Library: Every Thurs
day 1 p. m., to 4:80 p. m.
Hot Springe Library. Every
Friday, 1 p. m., to 4:80 p. m.
Impressive Services Held At
Baptist Chu-Afr degrees
The Motfher-Daughter Banquet
of the Marshall Chapter of Fu
ture Homemakers of America was
held last Friday night at the Mar
shall Baptist Church. Approxi
mately 160 members, mothers,
friends and guests attended.
Following the opening of the
affair by Cheryl Davis, president
of the Chapter, who welcomed
those present, the response was
given by Mrs. Clyde M. Roberta.
Bmagene Ponder pronounced the.
invocation and a delicious Italian
style dinner was . served by boy
students. The meal was planned
and prepared by members of
FHA, spearheaded by Bmagene
Ponder, Mrs. Earl Robinson,
Just before the meal was serv
ed, Mrs. Robinson was presented
gift by the FHA members.
Following the dinner, mothers
of the members and Other guests
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expected to get underway.
The four men who face trial are
Jack Davis, Eugene Thomas, Ge
ter Roberts and Jack Guthrie.
The cases of the other three,
Paul Ballard, Herbert Baker and
Joe Fowler, have been continued,
Herbert Hawkins, clerk of court,
seventh victory of the
Ray Nixon also hurled
game in defeat.
Yadkinville started the scoring
with Nixon driving home Tal
Brown, who had singled, with a
double to right center.
The Wildcats tallied first in the
third when Ronnie Wallin's sin
gle through the middle drove Ga
ry Gardner across with the tying
run. The go-ahead score was
made after Charles Tolley and
Garland Hunter singled in the
twelfth frame. Larry Hunter then
attempted a suicide bunt which
he missed entirely and Tolley
tagged trying to score, but
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Directors Elected At
EOA Meeting Here
FRIDAY, JUNE 4
The 4-H Clubs in Madison
County are sponsoring a county
wide talent show on Friday, June
4, at the Mars Hill College Aw
ditorium, beginning at 7:30 p. m.
4-H club members from communi
ty 4-H clubs, as well as students
from Laurel, Marshall, Beech
Glen, Ebbs Chapel, Walnut and
Mars Hill schools will be partici
pating. There will be square
dance teams, piano solos, singing,
pantomimes, as well as other tal
ent numbers for your enjoyment.
Gary Randolph, president of the
Pioneer Community 4-H Club, will
Emcee this event.
All proceeds will go into the
North Carolina 4-H Development
Next Monday Night
The Walnut Eighth Grade pro
motion exercises will be held next
Monday night, May 31, at eight
o'clock, it was announced today.
The original date for the exer
cises was set for June 2, but the
date was changed because of a
proposed trip to Raleigh by the
students on June 2.
Babe Ruth, Little League
Meeting Next Wednesday
Washington The Senate con
firmed Saturday President John
son's nomination of four North
They are: Marvin A. Riven
bark, Ourrie; Frank Ramsey, Mai
shall; E. June Martin Jr., Mount
Olive; and William R. Ray, Ne
kina. COUNTY NATIVES
TO BE HONORED
SAT. AT MHC
Two Madison County natives
will be honored by Mars Hill Col
lege Saturday, May 29 as "Alum
ni of the Year."
Miss Hattie Edwards, of Mars
Hill and Dr. J. B. Hipps of Wake
Forest will receive citations at
the annual alumni banquet Satur-T
aay mgnt in recognition or tneir
long years of service to others.
A member of the Class of 1899
at Mars Hill, "Miss Hattie" taught
school at Grapevine and' at Little
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two out Rocky Grooms tapped a
Texas leaguer to right field scor
ing Hunter. Billy Briggs singled,
moving Grooms to third who then
ended the scoring when Don
Clarke singled to left center.
Charles Tolley led the Mars Hill
attack with three hits in five
trips to the plate. Brown paced
Yadkinville with a two for five
Davis will start on the mound
in the semifinal round of the tour
ney Saturday against Grey Creek
who downed Yanceyville 5-1 oa
The gams will be played on tha
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Vine ripe tomato sales in Mad
ison County seem to be advancing
to the point that within five years
they will be second only to tobac
co in agricultural income.
Transplanting of tomato plants
in the field in Madison County is
earlier than any past season. Ov
er 95 of all transplanting had
been completed on Saturday, May
22. Most of the plants are grow
ing off nicely and disease and in
sect control is better to date than
in prior years.
A demonstration on the use of
surplus foods was given at the
Madison County Health Center
Wednesday for the benefit of per
sonnel from the welfare and health
agencies. By such demonstration,
families can be shown how to best
use surplus foods.
The demonstration was under
the direction of Miss Jane Went
worth, public health nutritionist
from the State Board of Health,
and Mrs. Ethel Wall in, home econ
omist of Madison County.
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All Interested Persons Are
Asked To Attend At
Bill Whitten, Babe Ruth and
Little League Commissioner in
Madison County, announced today
that an important meeting will
be held next Wednesday night at
7:30 o'clock at Plemmons Restau
rant on the by-pass.
"In order to formulate a sched
ule and to get the summer base
ball program underway, it is nec
essary to learn if there is enough
interest to warrant an organiza
tion. All persons interested in the
hoys' baseball program this sum
mer ane asked to attend," Mr.
Mr. Whitten especially wishes
that all managers of last year's
teams attend and any other adults
wishing to assist this summer.
"It is hoped that baseball for
the smaller boys can be continued
this summer as in past years,"
Mr. Whitten concluded.
Madison Nine To Start
Baseball Season Here Sal
ON BLUFF ROAD
Five Spring Creek Student
Treated For Minor
A school bus containing 18
Spring Creek school students ov
erturned on the Bluff Road Wed
nesday afternoon of last week,
R. L. Edwards, Superintendent,
stated this week. Five of the
students were slightly injured and
were released after being treated
by Dr. David Kimberly.
Mr. Edwards stated that Wil
liam R. Parker, a certified school
bus driver, was operating the
when it left the road and
turned about 4 p. m.
Patrolman Jim Proffitt in
ed the accident immediately
it was reported and no cl
were filed, Mr. Proffitt aaii
COO A Year Outside TheM
Charter Is To Be Secured;
Representatives from approxi
mately 90 organizations and groups
were present at the Economic Op
portunity Act (EOA) organisa
tional meeting held in the court
house here Tuesday night.
The Rev. Jack L. Thomas, pas
tor of the Marshall Baptist
Church, and temporary chair
man, presided and Mr. Eddie
Brown, technical assistant of EOA,
Raleigh, gave a brief review of
the programs available under
EOA if approved by state and
A roll call of representatives
which were selected by their in
dividual organizations and groups
was called. This list of repre
sentatives practically includes ev
ery organization in the county.
Using the guide lines as set
forth by the EOA, Mr. Thomas di
vided the representatives into
three categories "A," "B" and
"C," as follows:
Representation from private an3
public agencies shall include at
least one representative of the
chief elected official, or officials,
of the community, the board of
education, the public welfare ag
ency, and the major private social
service agencies. Consideration
should also be given to represen
tation by the public health agen
cy, the public housing aad urban
renewal agencies, the local office
of the State employment agen
cies, any non-public school or
i school system responsible for the
education 1 of a substantial num
ber of children from poor fami
lies, and private social and edu
cation agencies headquartered in
low income areas, such as a set
Representation from the leader
ship of important elements in the
community, such as labor, busi
ness, religious, and minority
groups. Particular attention should
be paid to ensuring adequate mi
nority group representation in
cases where minority group mem
bers comprise a large proportion
of the population of the "target"
areas or groups selected for the
community action program.
Representation from residents
of the areas and members of the
groups to be served, including at
least one representative selected
from each of the neighborhoods or
areas in which the community ac
tion program will be concentrated.
In the selection process, there
should 'be maximum involvement
of the groups and persons to be
represented. The selection pro
cess should be designed to en
courage the use, whenever feas-
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To Play French Broad Here
Saturday; At Leicester
Baseball fans will be glad to
learn that a county baseball team
is being organised and will enter
the Buncombe County League.
The team will be know as the
"Madison Nine'' and will be com
posed of players from several
sections of the county.
The decision to remain in the
Buncombe County League was
ade last Thursday night at the
Madison Grill where Roy Reeves,
Boyce Ramsey, Tony Ponder, J.
C Weilin and F. N. Wiliest met.
Mr. Reeves presided at the
meeting and J. C Wallin was
elected manager of the county
A roster of 24 men was made
and is composed of J. C. Wallin.
s bus manager Rev ITasTrei