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C; i ilUItSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1956
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pooperaon 0f Public Urged;
Funds Are Badly
The 1966 March of Dimes Drive
in Madison County is now in full
swing with coin collectors being
placed in many stores and several Chancellor Robert B. House of the
township workers named. Mrs. R. I University of North Carolina an
G. Franklin has mailed out many let- ' nounced Sunday that Jim Tatum of
tors to the various schools and Maryland has signed as head foot
churches in the county and it isjbalr coach of the Tar Heels,
hoped that the public will respond j Simultaneously, the University of
generously to the call for much-need-1 Maryland announced Tatum's resig
ed donations. Victims of polio in nation as head football coach and
Madison County have received the
of hospital care through
help of your contributions and the
generosity of the National Founda
tion. Much more is needed if these
ajpall victims are to remain in hos
pitals to be cured. In addition to
these already afflicted, money is
needed for research to develop vac
cines to combat polio. Ct is hoped
that around $4,000 can be raised in
Madison County during the drive.
iMrs. Franklin has named the fol
lowing workers with more to be
named during the next few days:
Marshall, J. Frank Fisher; Mars
Hill, Jim Fish; Hot Springs, James
Gentry; Walnut, Miss Odessa Hen
derson; Madison Seminary, Mrs.
Frank Fisher; Petersburg, Harley
Cody: Coin Collectors, J. A. Den
nis; and Churches', Wade Huey.
"With the full cooperation of ev
eryone, I feel sure that Madison
County can raise $4,000 during the
remainder of this Month," Mrs.
Franklin stated this week.
Dan Robinson Named
Tqptball CoachAt 1
Robinson, athletic director
.football coach at Morganton
School the past lour years,
Tutsday was named to succeed iom
Young as head football coach ai
Western Carolina College.
Young, who recently completed his
28th year of coaching, has been
Western Carolina's athletic director
and head football coach since 1946.
He is giving up coaching duties in
order that-he might devote full time
to his work as athletic director.
MOLD AND DUST
FROM RUGS CAN
Dr. Almon F. Halpern, of Dallas,
recently told an audience attend
ing a Southern Medical Association
Meeting many children catchy colii
watching TV "while lying on the
rug." Halpern said mold nd dust
on a rug can cause a
It is an allergic type of cold, Hal
pern says, and children sensitive to
such material will often develop colds
after close contact, such a lying
on the floor watching television.
Halpern suggests such rugs be
sprayed, and that stuffed furniture
be sprayed in the TV room, if there
is such a room in the house, when
He says sprays can very effect
ively control the materials and parti
cle which are-ofjten airborne which
cause these allergic . colds.
' Although a vaccine is being per
fected which is expected to prevent
but the most serious types- of
v parents mieht find it profit-
to spray staffed furniture and.
; whtcH snajr be dusty er mowy,
. the television room.
While dotne'so, we suggest they
' also' spray the . television seU, not
that it will help the aroma caused
by iome' haws, bot tar the hap
' thafujate' ef 4heaoer pwfraaw,
which definitely cause allergic te
: iacttona, mentally er otherwise, might
be tnodlfied in their effect., ".J
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Jim Tatum Accepts
Post As Football
Coach At U.N.C.
athletic director effective Jan. 31
Terms of Tatum's contract with
North Carolina were not announced
I hut Jake Wade, (athletic publicity
director at North Carolina, said Ta
I turn's salary will not exceed the
$15,000 limit placed on the position.
House said in announcing the ap
pointment: "We are very fortunate
in getting a fellow of Jim Tatum's
ability as our football coach."
Tatum is an alumnus of North
Carolina and was a tackle on the
1934 North Carolina team captain
ed by George Barclay, whom he
succeeds. Barclay's three-year con-
tract expired at the end of the 1955
season and was not renewed.
Barclay's 1955 team finished witlh
a record of 3-7 and left him with a
three-year record of 11-18-1.
The announcement of Tatum's
signing ended weeks of speculation
as to whether he would return.
Lions iMet Monday
At Rock Cafe Here:
The Marshall Lions Club net
Monday night at the Rock Cafe here
with 15 members present. Bill Zink,
president, presided jit a most inter
A report was made on the recent
Beef Calf Sale and other projects
were discussed. The club voted
unanimously to contribute $25.00 to
the March of Dimes Drive, now in
iThe club also discussed Ladies'
Night which will be held in Asheville
on Monday night, January 30. Thej
club voted to meet at the SAW Cafe
teria where a private room will be
reserved for the Marshall club mem
bers and their wives.
Following these plans, the club
discussed the possibility of increas
ing the membership of the club dur.
Following adjournment of the
meeting, several members "pitched
in" and contributed money for the
purchase of a band uniform for
Marshall High School.
The next meeting will be held
Monday night, January 23 at the
Rock Cafe. All members are urged
to be present when final plans for
Ladies' Night will be made'.
Madison County Men
SSgt. Marion E. Neal, Marine
Recruiting Sergeant for Mad'uwn
County, announced today that three
men from this county joined die
World Famous Leatherneck, organi
sation during the month of Decem
These men, George Rollins, son
of Mr. I sham Rollins, Jbnmie Chand-
ier, son ef Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chand-1
ler, and William Goldsmith, son fj
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest GoMsmttn,
were sent to Parri Island, S. C
where they will undergo ten weeks
ef. recruit traminf. --
After tW first phase ef famous
Marine Training, , theee'men wUl be
tiven sv te day" leav b walch'they
may come home to visit friends and
relative and bew eff their newly
wen fame and sleek trim uniforms.
After' this leave the men will be
transferred Jo one ef the many Ma
rine rse all ever th world for
tatCn t -'-'-j in one of, the 470
f""j ei.ly-the Marine
C 'i -.-r ti-'Lnd, Sea,' or
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Washington, Jan. 11 "fcel
lent" was the word (Mctort apt, .ed
to President Eisenhower fecaltlt to
Three Army physician wIlQjnade
another examination of the Pretr
dent in his White House bedrooni
this morning reported ihia recovery
from a Sept. 21 hearfi attack cob
tinues to progress mtisf actor jly.
Then they added: I : f S
"His physical condKufc Is iWcet
lent and he benefitted tVetlylfroW
the exercise rfind relaXatgoaloed
ftiirintr fiw wvonif wlal f a r
These were weleom wl
publicans who are hoping Uwf( !
senhower will lead themkgaui in
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cn presiuemiai ana cungTeaaiuniu
elections this fall.
xne President reiterated t4HW8- T : - i. i
menmen just before he left noiiMrWdr:. FederSl.
bunday that his health . will; he a
very . important factor m - deciding
whether he will run -for -re-election.
WORLD TQ Ml
Lake Junaluska, Jan, 1P-A sumi
mons to the' Methodists of 'every con
tinent to send representatives to
Lake Junaluska next September,', for
a World Methodist Conference . is
issued by Bishop lVan Lee' Holt 'of
St. Louis, Mo. v "vA't
The bishop speaks as thejpresident
of the World Methodist" CwnciL a
permanent body ...raptdi
aanwrilnMia Inf 70count ' '- . ii
membship. (K.OOOiOf"' -ini
Sept 1-11, will be the ninth irtja sc.
ries that began in London in 181.
Neither the conference nor iti gov
erning body, the council, exercises
legislative power nor is there any
effort to exert control over the in
dependent bodies that make up
Merit System To
Have Clerical Exams
Saturday, March 3
Raleigh March 3, 1956 has been
announced as the date on which
clerical examinations will be given
by the North Carolina Merit Sys
tem Council. Official application
blanks may be obtained from the
Merit System Office, Mansion Park
Buildfng, Raleigh, N- C, or from
any county welfare, local health or
employment service office. The
closing date for receipt of applica
tions is February 10, 1956. Per
sons who will be graduated in June
The agencies served by the- Merit
System Council are the Employment
Security Commission, State Commis
sion for the Blind, Medical Care
Commission, "State Board of Health
and local health units, and State
Board of Public Welfare and coun
ty welfare departments.
Examinations for positions on the
State level will include stenographer
clerks III, II and I, .typist clerks
m, II, and I; clerks III, II, and I;
stock clerks II and I; research an
alysts II "and I; and, research as
sistant On the county level the
following examination will be given:
senior and junior atanofTapheH
-jerks typUt clerk senior ; general
t Mnjor general
derk-typlst, and senior and Junior
general clerks. Bulletins (No. it
giving more ' complete 'information
rhnMtrnliMP - these vosiUons may be
secured from th' Mertt System Of.
;4t,there ir j Vsflctont,Wnbrt
erf' ajjpllcations,' the v examinations
111 b vfven to aneroxknately 1
eitiea throughout the State.
Uzxzzl 1'cr County,
- Tax 1 f r the various'.town-
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,-- j ' -s ef tax 1L -
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Th , Asheville Burley Tobacco
M&rkei Wednesday suspended sales
untiv Thursday, Jan. 19, at 11 ajn.,
to "accommodate farmers who have
beed unable to work their crops be-
cavs of the dry weather.
VThar Carolina, Day's and Big Bur-
ey , warenouses wtn be open next
Thursday, market officials said
'; AH tobacco brought in that morn
ing prior to 11 o'clock will be placed
On the warehouse floors for immedi-
Hales will continue next Thursday
.h'mp'WW as necessary as a special
benafTt-iT the tobacco growers
soromg to warenou semen .
Cress sales on Tuesday totaled
66',738 pounds and sold for $35,044
for an average of $52.51 per 100
News . Sertrice reported Wednesday
in LexingivHi, Ky.
' Thj , seijwn's gross sales on the
Asheville . market total 9,818,832
pounds acid for $5,613,488 for an
average rf $57.17, the news serv
Report" on the West Jefferson Bur
ley Tofeacjo Market showed sales on
Tuesday (jhountlng to 60,710 pounds
eotd for an average of $51.68. At
West Jefferson the season's sales to
tal ,437j624 pounds sold for an av
erage of t$56.73:.
Sfehertt Bapt(st Convention, hul4r
led the 80OJJO0 membership mark for!
the first time in 1955, it was re
vealed Wednesday in the annual
summary by L. L. Morgan of Ra
leigh, statistical secretary of the
There are now 3,191 Baptist
churches in the state, a gain of 50
over 1954, with a combined member
ship of 807,667, an increase of 25,
890 over last year.
Total gifts to all causes were
$33,761,927, a gain of $1,190,574, or
3.66 per cent. Of this amount,
churches kept $28,481,790 at home
end sent $5,270,147 away for mis
sions, 'benevolences, and to educa
tional institutions. The latter fig
ure represents a gain of 9.68 per
cent while the amount spent locally
increased 2.61 per cent.
Per-capita gifts advanced 14 cents
from $41.65 in 1954 to $41.79 in
Baptisms dropped slightly, from
35,702 in 1954 to 35,607 last year.
Churches reporting no baptisms
Of 3,191 churches, only 12 report
ed no Sunday Schools, making a to
tal of 3479 with this teaching pro
gram for children and adults. Sun
day School membership is now 724,
463, a gain of 20,610. Eighty-seven
churches gave nothing to objects fos
tered by the convention, one less
than last year; however, the net
gain was actually 51 in view of the
60 new churches reported.
- There are 1,881 Training Unions
with 169,679 members, a gain of
76 Unions and 9,533 members.
'Vacation Bible Schools last sum
mer totaled 2,644, a gain of 96, and
attracted 24,074 youngsters, an in
crease of 30,831 ever 1964.
.Woman's Missionary Union organ
isations' were reported in 2,lZ
churches, jwRh 147,800 active em-l
bars This to A rain ef M organi
sations, but a loss ef 7,252 members
due to the transfer of Royal Ambas
sador . work from the W-M.U, t
the-snea .et Sretherhoed. ; The
men added Ild1ieir:Tration in
lS nd now claim 986 Brother-
1 hoed with 86.001 members.
Jtore tnan zu.vuv jasw
. . Ail AAA if A tuUnti
are enrolled la 68 college -Twenty.
nbs . coffees - have ;-actiT ; Baptist
Student Union.': J
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SNOWS, ICY ROADS
Snows which foil early Tuesday
morninpr and continued Tuesday and
Wednesday, made roads in Madison
County almost impassable. Although
no serious accidents have been re
ported to this newspaper, there have
been several minor collisions and
many cars have skidded off the
roads into ditches. 1
Just west of Marshall, large trailer-trucks
stalled Wednesday morn
ing although the highway depart
immt) had "treated" the highway
with sand, Streets and roads were
reported slicker in the Marshall
area than elsewhere in tae county
All vehicles were slowed to a "creep"
all day Wednesday on Main Street
here. The sidewalks were also dan
gerously slick with ice which had
been packed by pedestrians. Many
merchants used salt in front of their
stores to make walking safer.
Due to the condition of the roads,
the Marshall school adjourned Wed
nesday afternoon and the continued
icy roads caused postponement of all
schools in the county today (Thurs
day). The French Broad River was
froeen over in many sections Tues
day morning aneLsnow blanketed the
ice, making the'MWer look similar to
a mirror of white, cotton. -, .
'State Highway c- patrolmen i urged
today that all motorists ' -
ported brisk safesv r,wtii i.iv
this week. - !
FIGHT ON CANCER
Dr. Abert Tileir, professor of
embryology at the California Insti
tute of- Technology at Pasadena, has
succeeded in isolating a substance
which may be of p;reat value in the
fight on cancer.
The discovery and isolation in
highly purified chemical form of the
substance was announced at the re
cent annual meeting of the Ameri
can Association for the Advance
ment of Science in Atlanta, Ga.
It is thought that the substance
produced is a serum which inhibits
the division and multiplication of
specific cells. If this is true, it may
follow that other substances, of sim
ilar chemical constitution, may be
isolated from cancer cells. If they
were so isolated, they might produce
a serum against the division an$
multiplication of cancer cells.
The substance discovered and iso
lated by Dr. Tyler is called Fertili
zin. It is the first of its kind to
be purified and was isolated from
the gelatinous coat of a sea urchin's
egg. In experiments, when it was
injected into rabbits and chickens,
it led to the production, in the
blood stream, of a serum which
worked against the dividing mechan
ism of the fertilised egg. m
The discovery and isolation, of
Fertilizin by Dr. Tyler could be a
major advance in the long struggle
to find an anti-cancer serum or vac
cine, er a cure. If a serum could
be developed which prevented the di
vision and muttrpilcation of cancer
cells, tbe.'dleeas :pW;kfdsaJ
under check- if tt; had not aireeoy
produced fatal eondltiona.and thi
Is the possible promise of a new dis
covery. S"-." 7 V".,
Civitan Club Met A
Tuesday At Church
; Despite fcy ' aidewa!f and aHp-
lnenr streets, tl members ef Ci Her.
shall Civitan Club met ines&ay ai
the Presbyterisn Church for the r-
t Joe- Ea'f rs' r?-"-i'
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195S A C I?
County ASC Chairman C1tS
Opportunity To Strengthen
Our Soil Rererves
It's time to sixn up ugain in the
Agricultural Conservation' Program,
says Noville Hawkins, Chairman of
the MadLson County ASC Commit
tee. Farmers of Madison County
have an opportunity again to coop
erate with the farmers of other
counties and states in strengtheninc
the nation by improving the county's
ability to produce food and fiber.
He said that the following con
servation practices have been ap
proved for Madison, County for 1966:
1. Seeding Permanent Pasture or
Hay; 2. Additional Vegetative Cov
er in Crop Rotation; 3. Liming Ma
terials on Farmland; 4. Contour
Stripcropping; 5. Forest Tree Plant
ing; 6. Permanent Pasture or Bay
Improvement; 12. Tile Drainage; 14.
Winter Cover Crops.
The 1966 program is open to all
farmers and any farmer of the
county who would like to use the
ACP to help him conserve the soil
on his farm and improve the pro
ductivity of his land should contact
his local ASC Committeeman or call
at the County ASC Office located
Farmers who cooperate in the
1956 ACP will be helping to build
up the nation's soil reserves, say
Mr. Hawkins. ) Not only will they
be protecting the nation's soil and
water resources against erosion and
waste, bit they 411 be building in- .
to' the soil T-l-'Kljwiee to erosion as
for; any increase a . the ,,ecrec w
the . important gTa)Ksna cuiavateo. ,
field crops. But tpere is aft oppo
tu'nity- in 1956, the chairman pointsv l
out, to use the ACP to strengthen' :
our soil reserves by increasing tb
acreages of coyer and green manor
crops, pastures and hay land, and te
increase the stores of nitrogen,
phosphate, calcium and potash and
other elements, where needed for
plant growth. The county office in
open every day except Saturday
and Sunday to help farmers withv
their Agricultural Conservation Pro
gram plans for the coming year.
Judge Huskins Is
Second To File
Raleigh, Jan. 6 Superior Court
Judge J. Frank Huskins of Burns
ville today became the second can
didate to officially enter the May
26 Democratic primary.
Huskins paid a filing fee of $110
to the State Board of Elections te
run for an eight-year term. U . S
Sen. Sam Ervin Jr., of MorgantoB
was the first candidate to file, pay
ing his fee Tuesday to the State
Board of Elections.
In County Listed In
Dec Diviiion Report 1
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Toe State Highway Commtsslo :
completed 15.82 mBes of -road t9,'i
provements Uk theThirteenth ,n'..V
way Division - during" Iecer l;rrt
Commissioner J. Fleming 4 e '
said today ' ..V-',Vl-f
With ttvisionl ':hedqurt - "
Asheville, theHSflt' lar eor . T
Madison, Eurke, I'tyr '., .
ford,-Bunccie, I"", l-'l (
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!. C. tuts I"; Hway ratrobnen re-