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RECORD k THE NEWS VOL. 64 NO. 34 Tomato Growers Realize Good Results From Crops And MATO Producers Get $62,000 Last Week; Operation Successful By Dorothy Brigman Shupe "For the first time in my life, I'll be able to send my kids to school and pay cash for their clothing:, books and supplies." "Hit shore is hard work, but I'd druther stay with tomatoes than 'baccer cause the work ends when frost comes." "This weekly chink has certain ly helped my chances of going to college." These remarks one hears on a visit to Madison County's infant agricultural enterprise MATO Packing: Company which pour ed about $62,000 into the pockets of producers here last week. This figure does not include $9,200 in salaries for some 100 workers who, in one of their big gest days, packed 9,640 twenty pound boxes, and 845 forty-pound boxes of tomatoes. Approximately 300 Madison farmers are producing: and mar keting: tomatoes at the Marshall plant. A few come over from east Tennessess and gome Buncombe bounty producers sell here. The plant opened late last year for the first tjme, but began opera tion in mid-July this year. The tomatoes are shipped as far north as Montreal, Canada, and as far south as Texas. Many go to New York, Ohio and Mary land. Biggest producer is W. 0. King of the Shelton Laurel section who has 4 acres of tomatoes. He says 'there's a lot more work involved in raising tomatoes than tobacco, but the money is far better." He expects at Jeest $8000 pep acre. HCfier tig producers are Glen Davie of Spring Creek, Roscoe King of Carmen, and Knox and Wayne Brig-man of Marshall who have -vyfc two acres each. Harry Silver, county agricul tural extension chairman and gen erally credited the biggest pusher in getting the plant started, told how one of his staff predicted the failure of a producer correctly last year. The staff member said, "Every time I went to see this man he had on his Sunday shoes You can't raise tomatoes that way." The man's crop was a fail ure, even though at the time the prediction was made, Silver said, the work apparently was getting done. When the idea of growing to matoes was first presented by Silver, most farmers who had al f Continued to Last Page) Hot Springs To Have Representative Team Not many people remember now that once Asheville was a suburb of Hot Springs. That was the time of the great Mountain Park Hotel and Hot Springs Spa. They had the first sand-green golf course and that pepsi generation drank mineral water and slapped the little ball around for exercise. Hot Springs suburbs now each day to Shut-in, Lover's Leap, Paint Rock, Antioch, Sivermine and Joe. They no longer play golf, but they do kick that pic skin around a little. They're building some new fed eral houses in the town now days, hut no one's in a hurry. Took a boat a year or so on the floors and plumbing. The walls and roof are going up today so they'll be ready this fall. They've built a football team on high school hill. It's taken about she same time to do it. They'll be ready this fall, too. The tiny school hasrft many players bat they'll have a "repre sentative team". With only fifty boys in school there isn't a plenty ful supply of material to pick from. OWy sicks players reported I (Continued Te Last Pica) 8 PAGES THIS WEEK PONDER AUTO STORE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Extensive Damage Done In Sunday Afternoon Fire On Main Street A lifrhtning-spawned fire Sun day afternoon resulted in severe loss to the 1'onoVr Auto riupply Co. on Main Street, both from fire and waiter. The building next to the French Broad Electric Co-operative was hit about 5 p. rn., during a sharp electrical storm, and the bolt ig nited a large quantity of flam mable iteniR. Dense smoke from burning tires and tubes hampered the fire department. E. Y. and Wan-en Pander, own ers of the building, estimated the damage at $1,500 to the building and from $3,000 to $5,000 to the stock. No adjacent structures were harmed, and the damage was not apparent from the outside of the building. 3-Car Accident On By-Pass Tuesday Injures 3 Persons FIRE HYDRANTS INSTALLED ON Two new fire hydrants are now being installed on back street here, according to town officials. This will afford better facilities in ease of fire since previously fire hose had to cross Main Street during a fire. Weat Returns From State Firemen's Convention Don West, a member of the Marshall Volunteer Fire Depart ment, returned last Thursday from Charlotte where he represented the local department at the N. C. State Firemen's Convention. Maybe Water Will Soon Clear Up At Least, We Hope! According to Delimar Payne, al derman and water commissioner, it is hoped that the local water supply will soon clear up. Mr. Payne stated this week that the reservoir had been cleaned out and, at present, the water supply lake and retention dam were most ly clear from mud. The main source of the discolored water is from mud and rust in the pipes and the pipes are now being flushed in efforts to clear up the present situation. Mr. Payne also said that the water was being regularly analys ed and that all reports reveal that the water is safe for drinking pur. poses. PRESTIGE The Janitor reported 10 minutes late for work and the manager asked "What did they do in the Army when you were 10 minutes late in the morning?" "Every time I came in late," the Janitor said, "they all stood up. saluted sad said : Good morning, Colonel'!" MARSHALL, N. C. ACP SEEKS TO CORRECT SOURCE OF SOIL LOSS The Agricultural Conservation Program is used more and more as a conservation "rifle" to zero in on target areas of soil erosion and sedimentation, according to Ralph W. Ramsey, county A SOS office manager. ACP is the national program that encourages conservation by sharing the cost of conservation measures farmers and ranchers carry out on their land. The pro gram is available to all farmers and ranchers. It is administered in the field by farmer-elected committeemen, through county of fices of the Agricultural Stabiliza tion and Conservation Service. While ACP has been and con tinues to be used to encourage many types of needed conserva tion of soil, water, woodlands, and wildlife Ramsey said that there is a growing desire to direct (Continued to Last Page) Tennessee Car Cut In Two; Local People Are Involved Three persons were admitted to Asheville's Memorial Mission Hos- I pital Tuesday night and live otn-i era were treated and released af ter a three-car stnasbup near here that cut one auto completely in two. The accident happened about 7:30 p. m., on the Marshall by pass near the Mara Hill overpass, close to Long Branch road. State Highway Patrolman James L. Proffitt said a car driv en by Kermit Cody, Jr., 20, of Marshall, was going north when it hit the rear of an auto driven by James Weninger, 44, of Oak Kidge, Tenn. The Weninger auto, a Ford Mustang, was knocked across the highway by the impact and hit a third automobile driven by Blymas Payne, 20, of Marshall, which was coming from the opposite direc tion. Proffitt said Cody bad started to pass the Meninger car when he saw the Payne car coming and hit the brakes. The Mustang was cut in two by the collision, Proffitt said, with the engine stopping about 200 feet from the rest of the car. Admitted to the hospital were Weninger, who suffered multiple scrapes and bruises; his wife, Mrs. Mildred Weninger, 40, who sus tained abdominal injuries, and Sidney "Butch" Woodard, 18, a (Continued on Last Page) Madison Locals Have 15-3 Record; Abo Won All-Star " Game By Toney Ponder The Madison Nine baseball team clinched the 1965 Buncombe County League Championship by compiling a 16-3 record. In spite of a delayed start, the Nine won more games and lost fewer than any other league team. Saturday the Nine won a forfeit Cne from Barnardsville for their 15th victory. The gams at Fair view Sunday was rained out after two scoreless innings. The BCL League Highlighting the Nina's THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, LISTS NOMINEES FOR COMMUNITY ASC COMMITTEES The election of the ASC rummu nity committee lor Mamson Coun ty will be held by mail during the period of September 1 through September 10. Ballots will be mailed to all known eligible vot ers on August 80. The incumbent county committee will publicly tabulate the ballots at the ASUS office on September 16. Emory Robinson, chairman, Ag ricultural Stabilisation and Con servation committee, has released the following slates of nominees for the 16 ASC community com mittees: Community A-l Jesse I. Ammons, Carl Cantrell, 0. W. Ferguson, Bert Fly mi, Albert Freeman, Jr., and George Rober son; Community B-2 Spurgeon Brooks, Clarence B. Cutshall, Ge roma Franklin, Walter Gosnell, Enoch Guater, Fred Shelton (of Joe), and Jack Shelton; Communi ty C-3 J. Albun Buckner, Le ander Capps, Hardy Merrill, Har ry Payne, Byron Roberts, and Les ter Roberts; Community D-4 Tom Brigman, Paul Carter, Ken neth Gardner, Herbert Metcalf, Shelby Ray, Hix Robinson, James Robinson, Lloyd Thomas, Gerald Young; Community E-6 Edwin Jarvis, Joe Mace, Dick Murray, Harold WaHin, C. N. Willis, Jr., Ambrose Wilson; Community F-6 Arnold Brown, Randall Buckner, Reeves Frisbee, Hobert Payne, L. (Continued To Last Page) MAJOR BALDRY TO RETIRE FROM S.A. ON SUNDAY Farewell' QU fa Sleepy Vl Senior Major Louise Baldry, who has been a familiar figure througout our county for about a year, is entering retirement from her work as an active office of the Salvation Army on August 19, 1966. The Major, known as a "Daughter of the Regiment," was Service To Be commissioned (or ordained) onJ.jc Opportunity Act June 27, 1926, was a pant of a class of one hundred twenty po tential officers, and her first as signment was to the officers teaching staff of the Salvation Army Officers College in Chica go, Illinois. On April 4, 1927, the Training College for Officer Training was opened in Atlanta, Georgia in or der to train the Cadets "from the South, in the South for the South." The Major, then Sergeant on the teaching staff, accompa nied the Cadets from the Southern States of the Chicago group to finish their training in their own new college in Atlanta. Major Baldry recalls many hap py days in the forty years since she was a Cadet in Chicago. The Salvation Army has three other schools for officers' today. One in New York for cadets from the Eastern states; in San Francisco (Continued on Last Page) Nine Wins B. C. laseball He ful season was their Fourth of July victory over the Buncombe County League All-Stars. Doug Ponder scattered seven hits to pick up the 4-1 victory. Madison's losses were to French Broad, Fairview, and Leicester. Each game was low-scoring and lost by one run. The key to winning the title was Madison's robust pitching. Dong Ponder (8-2) and Barry Briggs (5-1) were stingy work horses as their respective 1.84 and 2.87 ERA's indicate. Voano Ang lin, former Yenesv County Star, won two lass season games and 1965 10c PER COPT Gov. Moore, Hunt Passage J. D. WALLIN WILL DIRECT CANE DRIVE Joe D. Wallin of Black Moun tain is the Western North Caro lina director of the 196o White Oano Drive which will be con ducted Sept. 12 to 30 by District 31-A Lions Clubs. Wallin has announced that the statewide goal is $1,37,000. Dis trict 31-A goal is $15,250, an av erage of $10 per member. All funds derived will benefit aid to blind, visually handicapped, and prevention of blindness pro grams on a statewide basis. Wallin will direct project chair men of 39 clubs with some 1,525 members in 12 WNC counties in soliciting memberships in the N. C. Association for the blind and selling White Cane lapel pns, in communities. WNC drive director is a native of Madison County, a graduate of Western Carolina College, and has served as administrator of the Western North Carolina Sanatori um for the past 12 years. He is a brother of Glenwood (Tom) (Continued To Page Four) Buncombe, Madison Groups May Merge For EOA Grants Agreement To Be Submitted w n 1 . In Near Future Representatives of Madison Community Action, Inc., Wednes day approved a memorandum of agreement with the Opportunity Corporation of A s h e v i 1 1 e-Bun-combe County for joint action by the two organizations in develop ing programs under the Econom- The action was taken following a conference between the Madi son County organization's repre sentatives and member of the ex ecutive committee of the Oppor tunity Corporation in Asheville. The agreement will be submitted to the board of directors of the Opportunity Corporation for ap proval shortly. The agreement provides that both organizations will keep their individual corporate identities, but that a joint board of directors and executive committee will be ap pointed. Proportionate represen tation from the two organizations on the joint board is still to be worked out. Madison County EOA projects will be developed by Madison Community Action Inc., for sub mission to the joint board. The Opportunity Corporation of Ashe-ville-Buncombe County will sub continued on Last Page) had a sizzling 0.91 SEA. Gene Thomas and Jerry Reed, both former Walnut fence -busters, batter over .400 to pace Mad ison's torrid biting attack. Doug Ponder, former Lee Edwards star, batted .390 with 20 RBI's. Tony Ponder, former Port Jackson sen sation, batted at a .360 clip be tween visits to the fort J. C. (Wallin, Mars Hill Collage product, and Leonard "Squeak" Payne, of Marshall, each hit over 400. Col lecttvely the team batting aver age was .281. sThcrtatop Roger Buuckner, sec ond baseman P. N. Willett, and (Continued on Last Page) - " "J 12.60 A Tear M.W Of Road Bond Issue HEALTH AND SAFETY TIPS FROM THE AMA The American Medical Associa tion releases the following safety tips concerning schools and health. What should the school do about the health of its pupils? Today's Health Guide, Che Amer ican Medical Association's new manual of health information and guidance, says the school has a three-fold responsibility for child health Educate for safe and healthful living; Create and maintain a safe and healthful environment; Offer an adequate health service program including emergency care in case of accident or sudden illness. With the approach of another fall school year throughout the United States, it's time for edu cators and parents alike to take stock of the health programs in the schools. Major topics which should be in cluded in a health education pro gram are elementary first aid, (Continue on Page Four) Mark Bennett Is Now Credit Mgr., French Broad Co-Op Mark Bennett, of Burnsville, has accepted a position with the French Broad Electric Member ship Corporation as credit mana ger. Mr. Bennett, who started his duties here Monday, has been ser ving as probation officer in Yan cey County before resigning to accept the present post. Mr. Bennett, who was formerly with the Co-op, will commute dai ly from his Burnsville home. COUNTED OUT The fellow who sits down and hopes for the best can be counted out as hopeless. Tornadoes Prepare For First Game NEW WATER MAIN TOSCH00LN0W BEING LAYED Workmen are expected to com plete the installation of a new 4 i nch water main from lower Bridge Street to the Marshall school by Friday or Monday, it was an nounced bare this week by town officials. The new water pipes will be connected beneath the bridge from Main Street to the Island and when the project is completed will afford the school adequate water supply. Veterans Officer To Be Here Again On September 16 The Veterans Administration Officer will not be in his Marshall office until September 16. Any one wishing to isntsjt him may J do so at his Asheville office. la Madison at Adioinin OeuattM A resr Uutsia. These OgSS Urge State Officials Speak In Asheville Monday To Commissioner Speaking Monday to the N. C. Assn. of County Commissioners ((invention in Grove Park Inn, Jo seph Hunt of Greensboro said: "We see a chance in the forth coming $300 million road bond referendum to do more for motor transportation than ever has been done before in any one four or five year period." "I want to assure you that we are not going to take anything for granted in this important vote that is coming up on Nov. 2nd. "The governor plans to appoint a statewide committee and we plan to carry out an intensive campaign reaching down into the precinct level," Hunt said. He said the primary roads are of great importance in industrial development. Asserting that North Carolina is rapidly outgrowing its roads system, Gov. Dan K. Moore urged the Tar Heel county commission ers earlier to work for the pas sage of the $300 million road bond issue. "In spite of the increasing ex penditures for highway building and maintenance, the program has not been able to keep pace with the needs of our growing state," he said. "Increasing transporta tion has out-distanced all efforts to keep up." Defining the road bond issue, he emphasized that passage will require no new taxes, with the bonds to be paid Off by utilizing the one cent per gallon tax levied in 1949. Expressing optimism about the passage of the road bonds issue, the governor declared that "every North Carolinian will benefit from the spending of this $300 million on our highway system." He termed the passage of the bond issue "absolutely essential," and pointed to rising costs of road construction. "If we wait, the in crease in construction will more than match the interests we will pay on bonds. Unless we act now to move ahead in our highway program, we will be hopelessly behind." Gov. Moore, who was once coun ty attorney for Jackson County, also cited reorganization of the State Highway Commission as one of the major points of his program on highways. His purpose for reorganization, (Continued on Last Page) Of Season Over on the medieval-moated school ground island every day is wash day for the newest football aspirants. They're "Sanforizing" a new crop of little Tornadoes to go with eight returning Ponder lettermen from the '64 squad. They went to Cullowhee for Western Carolina College's two year most-valuable fullback, all conference Ken Sanford, a bache lor from Hartwell, Ga to be their new head coach. He thinks Us Tornado may blow up a storm or so before the year is over. He's taking care of the backfield; "Hose" Ponder will tutor the line. They think they've found legendary chaihed-rook above court house. He's 246-pound jun ior tackle, James Tipton. Anoth er rock of slightly less proportions is 195 pound sophomore, fullback, John Fisher. There are in all 8 returning lettermen from last sea son. James Sprinkle (166) i quarterback returns to lead, ends are Ronnie Thattnu and Ronnie Brazil (MO); guards are Roger Rks (ICS Roger Metcalf (160) and at 1

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