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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1965 10c PER COPY
VOL. 64 , NO. 50
10 PAGES THIS WEEK
Christmas Pageant To Be Held Here Next Week
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NIX AS MAYOR
Aldermen Unanimous In
Decision; Will Serve
The Marshall aldermen in spe
cial meeting here Monday night
unanimously appointed Wade Ilu
ey to fill Uie unexpired term of
Clarence S. Nix as mayor of Mar
shall. Mayor Nix .lied last Thurs
day. Mr. Huey is no stranger in this
capacity, having been elected for
the lt)(il-02 term as mayor.
Members of the hoard of alder
men are Delmar Payne, water
commissioner; Roy Wild, street
commissioner; J. C. Dodson, clerk
Mr. Huey will serve in the ca
pacity of Mayor until May, l!)fw.
IN ROBBERY AT
FORKS OF IVY
3rd Man Surrenders Here;
All Out On $2,000
ttalph Ray, of Barnardsville, the
tnird man in the robbery of the
I-&M store at the Forks of Ivy
recently, surrendered Sunday.
The other two men, Phillip Morris
Anders and James Allen, had pre
viously been apprehended. All
three men are from liarnards
ville. The three men are now out
on $2,000 bonds each.
GIVEN FOR HOT
Children's Christmas Party
To Be Held Sunday
Christmas operating schedules
for the Hot Springs Plant of Bur
lington Industries were announ
ced today by Frank M. Blue, Plant
Manager, who also revealed plans
for the annual Children's Christ
Mr. Blue said Christmas holi
days at the plant would be ob
served from the end of the third
shift on Thursday, December 23
until the beginning of the first
shift on Monday, December 27.
Employees eligible by length of
(service for vacation pay will re
ceive checks during the week of
December 18, it was announced.
The annual Christmas party for
employees' children will be held
(ran 1:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m.
Sunday, December 19, in the Hot
Springs Plant Santa Claws will
be an hand and gift bags contain
ing toys, tiandy, fruits and a va
riety ot oher gifts will be dis-
to all employees' cnil-
ten years of age. The
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Kaleigh The Madison County
Democratic Party organization,
defeated at the polls in l'.MM for
the first time in year-, has found a
way to strike back through Holl
and Seriate reapportionment.
Tentative plans lor House re
apportionment drawn here Mon
day would eliminate Madison's
present Republican representa
tive, Mrs. F. Crafton ltamscy.
A Senate redisricting plan sep
arates Madison from McDowell,
the home county of Democratic
senator Clyde M. Norton, who
now represents Madison in the
Norton won his Senate seat at
ter a bitter primary fight with
Madison's Zeno Ponder, long this
county's best-known political fin'
Although Norton is a Demo
crat, Madison's Democratic lead
ers, fought unsuccessfully through
drawn-out hearings before the
State Board of Flections to deny
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Below is a list of winners in
last Saturday's Merchants Asso
ciation drawing held here: !jt
Dorothy Bullman, Marshall Kt.
4, 5 Trade Certificates.
Norman Payne, Rt. li, Weaver
ville,, 5 Trade Certificates.
Troy Keid, Marshall, Electric
Carl F. Shook, Marshall Rt. 6,
f Trade Certificates.
Stanley Massey, Marshall Rt.
1, 5 Trade Certificates.
Ralph T. Barries, Marshall,
Steam & Dry Iron.
Mrs. John Candler, Marshall
Rt. ,r, 5 Trade Certificates.
Perman Sams, Marshall Rt.
5 Trade Certificates.
Donald Haynie, Marshall Rt. 'i,
$10.00 worth of Dry Cleaning.
Jamers W. Briggs, Marshall Rt.
2, fj Trade Certificates.
J. V. Hensley, Marshall Rt. !!,
one 750x14 Tires.
Talmage Franklin, Marshall Rt.
3, 5 Trade Certificates.
James W. Briggs, Marshall Rt.
The accompanying scenes were
raken during the first year of
the Christmas Pageant here. Sim
ilar presentation will be given
here next Tuesday, Wednesday,
and Thursday nighM. Picture at
right shown Mary (Betsy Payne)
at manger with Shepherds (Lar
ry West and Ralph Loving, Jr.)
looking on. Above is giant spot
light focused on Joseph and Mary
as they crossed bridge. Lower
picture i'l silhouette taken from
m o u n I a i n opposite courthouse.
Pictures reproduced by Th." News
Record from THE STATE maga
zine, made by liruce Roberts, tal
inted Charlotte photographer.
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Spotlight, Star, Cast,
Choir Ready For Event
CLARENCE S. NIX
Prominent Cattleman, And
Public Official For
Clarence Swann Nix. fi.'i, niayoi
of Marshall and a public official
here for 20 year-, died unexpect
edly Thursday, December I '.Mia
in an Asheville hospital after suf
fering a heart attack at the Ashe
villi' Livestock Center.
Mr. Nix was a leading cattle
man of Madison County in addi
tion to lii - municipal actiities. He
Ken od five consecutive two year
terms as alderman and had been
mayor foi 1(1 years, although the
terms of mayor uric not conscc
Suriving are the widow, Mr-.
Edna West Nix; two daughters,
Mrs. Mel Koscnlof of Lake.v I,
Calif., and Charlene Nix of the
home; a son, Luthei Nix of I- an -view:
five -iters. Mrs. John
Hensley, Mrs. Valerie Shelton
and Mrs. Jimmy Webb, all of
Marshall, Mrs. Clement Crowe of
Asheville and Mrs. M. C. Ram
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be a brief Christmas
Arvrottatelv 226 persons, in-
NEXT WED. FOR
Madison County schools will
"turn out" at 1:00 o'clock next
Wednesday afternoon for the
Christmas holidays and will re
main closed until January 3.
Will Be Published
On Next Thursday
The annual Christmas Edition
of The News-Record will be pub
lished next week and will bear
various Christmas Greetings from
merchant and individuals.
All advertisers wishing space
fox Greetings should contact this
newspaper by Tuesday moraine-
News reporters and advertisers
are also asked to send in copy as
soon as possible mo that the pa
per can be mailed at the regular
is just a ease
too old to
$1 HOURLY N. C.
EFFECTIVE JAN. 1
Merchant's Third Drawing
To Be Held Here Saturday
Members of the Prize Committee for the Christ
mas Shopping Promotion, sponsored by the Marshal
Merchants Association, this week announced the list
of prizes which will be given away here next Satur
day, December 18.
The third of four drawings will be held at 3 :30
o'clock at the courthouse.
Practically all Marshall firms are participating
in giving tickets with each $1.00 purchase or paid
on account and thousands of tickets have already
been given throughout this area.
In addition to trade certificates (each denom
ination) many merchants are also giving "extras
which are listed below. It was explained that these
trade certificates can be used for money. They can
be redeemed at any firm displaying the "We Redeem
Certificates" signs. These firms are also listed on
back of each trade certificate and cannot be redeem
ed at any store other than those listed. They are
good for any merchandise of your choice or may be
used to pay on account.
The tickets are blank this year (2"x3") pink
cards). All you do is sign your name and address on
back and deposit them in boxes in any participating
store. The tickets will be drawn and the name of the
person will be announced.
You DO NOT have to be present to win.
If, by chance, a ticket is drawn which has not
been stamped by a firm it will be discarded.
Remember, the third drawing is SATURDAY
at 3 :30 o'clock in front of the courthouse.
Below is the list of prizes to be given away Sat
Eight drawings for five Trade Certificates ($25)
$10 Permanent Beautytime Beauty Shop
Electric Coffee Maker Roberts Pharmlacy
20 gallons reg. gasoline Service Motor Sale
Basket Groceries ($6.00) Dodson's Grocery
FILLY PONY - Marshall Merchants Association
DRAFT BOARD TO
MOVE TO RAMSEY
BUILDING DEC. 30
Office To Be Closed From
Decei.lber 30 To
Mrs. Demaris Propst, clerk of
the Selective Service Office here,
Announced this week that t,.e
draft board office will move to
the Listen B. Ramsey Building
on Main Street probably on De
cember :t0. Present location of
the draft board office is on the
second floor of the Masonic Tem
She also stated that the office
would remain closed on December
30, 31, and January 1 and 2.
For Christmas closing schedule
the office will be closed from noon
on December 23 to December 28.
If you're an average man it
means you're as close to the bot
tom as you are to the top.
Raleigh - Wages of an esti
mated 50,00(1 of North Carolina's
lowest paid workers are lieing af
fected by the $l".00-an-hour State
Mini m u ni Wage requirement,
which gui's into effect on January
I, l'JOfi, State Labor Commission
er Frank Crane says.
The 15-eent hike in the State's
Minimum Wage Law (from 85c
to $1.00 an hour) was enacted
by the 1!05 General Assembly.
Commissioner Crane said re
ports reaching his office indicate
that many Tar Heel employers
have not waited until the Jan. 1,
l!)0t; deadline, but have already
adjusted their wage scales up
ward to meet the $1.00 hourly
5 originally wacwJ by the
1050 General Assembly, the North
Carolina Minimum Wage Law -first
in the South established
a 75-cent hourly minimum. The
General Assembly of 1003 in
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Record Crowds Expected;
Starts At 7:30 O'clock
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1 he r" Christ in. I-, pai'. ant will
be pre fitted m Marshall with
hi:, year's presentation M'he ilul
fd Tuesday, edncsdnv , and
Thui-sday nights next week, be
ginning at i :' " o clock.
The igeant, sponsored by the
Marshall Merchants Association,
with many churches in the area
cooperating, has gained wide pub
licity and record crowds are ex
pected to see the impressive event
Coordinators have been select
ed from several chuivhes to as
sist in securing members for the
large choir which will sing each
night during the pageant. Mrs.
S. I.. Nix, of Marshall, is in
charge of tin- choir.
Dean Shields is directing the
pageant this year.
Making the pageant realistic is
the use of live donkeys, sheep and
calves in addition to the cast
which is lompusod of local talent.
One of the outstanding features
f the pageant is the huge star
mounted on the mountain opposite
the courthouse lawn where the
manger is located. In addition to
the star, a giant spotlight beams
a ray from the star, a half-onile
away, to the manger scene.
Mr. Shields announced tliia
week that the role of Joseph
would be depicted by Lloyd Wayne
Slagle, Jr., and the role of Mary
would be depicted by Miss Betsy
Payne, daughter of Mr. pnd Mrs.
Garrison Payne, of near Mar
shall. Miss Payne acted in this
same capacity during the first
year of the pngeant.
Manned Space Center, Houston,
Tex. Four excited U. S. astro
nauts scored America's greatest
space success Wednesday, flaw
lessly jockeying hedr two space
ships into a historic rendezvous
tnly a few feet apart
In addition to the two main
characters, two angels, three wise
men and four shepherds will take
part in the pageant.
The opening seen in the pag
eant will be beside the star where
Mary and Joseph are leaving lor
the journey. Following scenes
will show the in crossing the
bridge and on to the manger.
The pageant consumes approx
imately one hour nightly.
The narration is on tape but
the songs of the large choir, com
posed of members from several
churches, will be rendered from
the courthouse porch. Among the
familiar songs the choir will sing
include "The First Noel," "O Holy
Night," "Little Town of Bethle
hem," "Silent Night," Joy To
The World," "Hark! Tfae Herald
Angels Sing," "Away In a Man
ger," "We Three Kings," and "O
Come, All Ye Faithful."
Chime., will also be used to
further make the pageant impres
sive. WIDE PUBLICITY
The unique "Live" pageant has
received national publicity, being
featured in FARM JOURNAL
and in the current issue of THE
STATE magazine. Inquiries have
been pouring in from many states
and a record crowd is expected
to see this year's pageant.
SANTA will arrive in Marshall next Wedneaday morning and
will visit the Marshall and Walnut schools where he wift distrfoute
SndTto 4e children. He will also be to Marali on Thuray and
jySiy afternoons to meet and greet children. His visits are spca
ed by the Marshall Merchants Association.
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