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VOL: 55 NO 12
.1 TOBACCO '
jtfhe Madison County ASC Com
i mittee at a recent meeting extend
ed the date whereby tobacco produc
ers could file for official premeas
urement of their 1956 tobacco allot
ment to March 30, according to
Ralph W. Ramsey, county office
manager. The original closing date
established for this service had been
set for March 15. Ramsey said that
the Committee felt that many farm
ers interested in applying for this
service had neglected filing by
March 15, and that sine? no field
work on pienieasuiing couid ret un
der way until sometime in April, and
that the date should lie extended un
til March -'iO.
In closing it was painted out that
any 1950 tobacco producer who de-
sired official premcasurenn nt mtv
ices should place his application and
1 deposit with the ASC office in !l:ir
; shall prior to March .'il. The cost to
the farmer for this service is $5.00
per farm or $2.00 per acre whichever
'Is larger. The premeasured acreage
;.::will be accepted as the final acreage
iT the farmer plants each and all
fields in the exact manner as they
were premeasured and there is no
obvious error in the premeasure-
he - Madison County Board of
th this week released the fol
g' dates set for pre-school clin-
vch 29. 1986
iV " April 4 Spring Creek School
9i00 . nu x .
; April 11 Marshall School 9:00
April 16 White Rock School
April 18 Hot Springs School
9:00 a. m.
April 25 Mars Hill School
9:00 a. m.
May 9 Beech Glen School
9:00 a. m.
' May 16 Walnut School 9:00
Train Hits Car,
A northbound freight flipped a
1950 sedan off the grade crossing of
U; S. Highway 25-70 at Hot Springs
at 12:30 p. m., Monday. The driver
escaped "with superficial cuts and
- Ehe'ear, driven by Paul Shipley
jot Hot Springs, had almost made it
ajrow the tracks when the diesel
difven freight caught it in the side
ai the rear, flipped It around and
vm, and left it lying topside down
. intfront f the station door.
v .TIo estimate of damages to the ve-
, hieles has been available.
i! An ordinance designed to curb mo-
' torlsts from speeding, unnecessary
horn-Mowing, -screeching of tires
1 ni reckless driving in the corporate
' its. of Marshall was unanimously
ted -hers Tuesday night by the
.1 aldermen.' The entire brdW
nance, eirecUve' Friday; Marsh ; 2?
and t' -ter,-aeli solely wit: the
t - tf motor vehicles' in the
fe- "-rriiaH- and-hould'...Je
c ! ly every drirar.' t -,C
f tlas ordinance for th
r V ' '1 b fined not less
t' : ore than tSO.00,
; ; r second ofienset
f'.-Rra "shall be
i s :.C3 and not
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THE RED CROSS
NEEDS A RAISE;
DRIVE NOW ON
Disaster In 1955 Gven
Chief Reason For
Floods, tornadoes and Hurricanes
'wept across the country during
1955 from North Carolina's coast to
Canada; later to the West Coast
California and Oregon. More than
28,000 families were assisted by the
Red Cross, ; and nearly 27,000,000
used to get the families back on their
feet. Red Cross disaster reserves
are low, and the tornado season is
oacniiig. (jive and give more
n nerously than ever before. We
cannot all go in person U help at
'he lime oT these trat.euics. but we
can be there by joining Red Cross
:!c .v and serve in time of disasieis
h rough our contributions.
In addition to its disaster service,
lied Cross continues its other scr
ccs: Blood Service, First Aid and
Water Safety, Nursing Service. Ju
nior Red Cross and Service to the
Mail your contribution to Ameri
can Red Cross. Campaign Chairman.
Lock Box D, Marshall, N. C.
29 MARS HILL
Group Left On Wednesday By
Train; Will Return On
Twenty-nine seniors of Mars Hill
shevjlle H Wednesday" afternoon'
twute to Washington, D. C-, Where
they will spend more than two days
touring the nation's Capitol. The
group will return to Asheville Sun
Seniors making the trip are:
Jean Ramsey, Mildred Rice, An
nette Hoyle, Lula Belle Sprinkle
Edith Shepherd, Barbara Briggs,
Jorothy Eatmon, Kay Peek, Shirley
-Vilds, Caroleen Johnson, Larry
3rigmon, Jake Grigg, Lawrence Am
nons, Gerald Tonnberlin, Nial Clark, j
Charles Boone, Phillip Merrill, Rex
Edwards, Charles Ramsey, V. J.
Willis, L. C. Bradley, Herschel Mc
Daris, J. C. Moss, Stanley Peek,
Jimmy Ledford, Bruce Phillips, Lan
don Wyatt, Harold Bailey, and Rob
Accompanying the group were
Mrs. Fain Sprinkle, Mrs. Jim Story
anci Mr. Clyde Peek.
Highest In History
With 1,080 This Year
Mars Hill, March 1 .Enroll
ment at Mars Hill Junior College
has reached the highest total in the
100-year history of the school, As
sistant Registrar Robert Chapman
The enrollment this week of Miss
Songlar Kendradomying of. Bang
kok, Thailand, brought to 1,080 the
total enrollment . for the 1955-66
school year. Last September 996
full time and 41 special students reg
stored, making a total of 1,03?. New '
students entering for the second se
nester pushed this, figure to 1,080. '
Chapman , said the previous recorc
snrolhnent was reached during the
1947-48 term .when 1,051 students
were registered. , This; was . during
the peak enrollment; of World War
n Veterans under theVirat G1 Bill."
Huff, Fryman And
Farmer Warned Ai ? ; .
Board Of ElccUonf?
w4J&tU: ' ? hXH ? f
. Tbe State Board of ClecMona has
named the Kadison County Board of
Elections as follows z - , ' -E-rnn
Eaff, Hot Springs, T- R
MARSHALL, N. C,
Prospects For Poultry
Dressing Plant To Be
Gieard CSere Tuesday
Meeting To Be Held March
27 In Courthouse- In
What do we desire in a new in
dustry locating in our county?
Here are some of the things we
first think of:
1. Employment for laborer.; and
management in the plant.
2. Business for scrvirng gro'.ips
as transportation, financing, market
ing purchasing anil others.
A user of raw materia! - we can
I. I'ossible sideline operation.; of
fering jobs and busimss t' oihere.
f. Stabilizing; we don't care for
the "here today and gone tomorrow
These are a few of the things we
would like to have in a new industry.
We have many other things to con
sider such as unnecessary racket,
odors, smoke, influx of undesirable
people in a community, et cetera.
We in Madison County have come
to realize that we just can't dream
in a good thing. No sir; we musi
go after what we want. We must
be willing to do something about
our own betterment besides dream
and wish. The setting dog likes the
rabbit, too, but all he ever swallows
from his desire is saliva. Let's get
into the race!
We have a few hot trails to follow.
One that could 'lead to a smokestack
with' a payroll close by is a broiler
dressing plant a dressing plant
. targe ,wugbto.Jemploy aroundlOO
Deome Derating the plant: a ore
ing plant large enough to dress birds
for out of State markets ;a dressing
plant large enough to allow our
farmers to build broiler houses and
realize the fact that their birds
would not have to be hauled to Ten
nessee, South Carolina, Georgia,
cJurke County or even Buncombe
Jounty to be dressed. A dressing
plant which would mean feed sales,
.nedication sales, fuel and electrical
sales, building material sales, serv
.eing the farmers growing the birds
and the haulers, financing et
cetera equal to the gross business
being carried on in Marshall now!
Big business; yes sir, but not too
big for Madison County. Gainesville,
Georgia had to start and that area
today is placing over 4,000,000 broil
ers in houses per week.
Madison County farmers built
broiler housing space for 72,000
broilers in 1955. This space used 4
times per year can finish 288,000
broilers a year and would require .
around 2,332,800 lbs. of feed to pro
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SUPPER MARCH 29
Service At Local Presbyterian
Church; Public Invited '
A Community Candlelight Com
munion Service will be celebrated in
'Jie Marshall Presbyterian Church
Dn Thursday evening, March 29
(Maundy Thursday) at 7:80 o'clock,
i This 'service will commemorate
ihe Lord's Supper with Hia.Pisci
pies, which took place in the tJpper
Room the night of His betrayal. . Of
all communion services held through
out the church , year, the celebration
of the Lord's, Last Sapper is the most
f. Included V'JVl-tbe
The Conversation in the Garden of
Gethsemane, which ''..took place In 4he
darkness, '-f rfi-f
.:; Off kenr ' of 'the several churches
willvdistribnta: the alanienta. 'A
. All people in the community "are
encouraged and Invited to participator
ta wis noiy Bscramenv
Charlie "Ohoo-Choo" Justice, AU
American football player at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, and for
mer star halfback of the Washing
ton Redskins, will be the principal
speaker at the annual Marshall High
School Athletic Banquet to be held
in the school cafeteria Friday night.
Although Justice ihas visited Mar
shall before, this will be the first
time he has appeared on a program
The banquet will begin at eight
o'clock with a delicious dinner pre
pared by the personnel of the lunch
room under the excellent direction
of Mrs. Jack Sprinkle. Members of
Miss Allene Hancock's home econom
ics department will serve the meal.
Approximately 110 students and
guests are expected to attend the
annual affair. I
Gene Wyke, well-known humorist,
of Asheville, will again serve as mas
ter of ceremonies. Mr, Wyke, of the
Sports Mart in Asheville, is always
"tops" as a master of ceremonies
and has appeared here several times.
The high school octette, under the
direction of Mrs. W. W. Peeke, with
Mrs. Blanch Bryan at the piano,
will sing several selections, it was
Next season s co-captains of the
football team will be announced and
the outstanding football player last
To Be Held At Mars
Hill Baptist Church
The Rev. W. W. JPinTator, pastor
of the First Baptist y Church of
Elisabeth City, wm:'':-ktk;'tMt
speaker at pre-Easter services to be
conducted at the Mars Hill .Baptist
Church beginning Monday Tening
at 8 o'clock and continuing each ev.
ning through Thursday when m ap
elsi service of commemoration toi
the Lord's Supper will be- held. - ; r
,On Good Friday a service f Med
itation will be heldy at 2 o'clock to
the aftornoon; '
t -Everyone is ordla!'y invited to
attend these services.
ZONE MEETING OF
LIONS TO BE HELD
Calendar Campaign Now
Progress ; Deadline
The Marshall I. ions Club met in a
special meeting Monday night at the
Rock Cafe here and made final plans
'or the Zone I meeting which will be
held at the Marshall High School
('aeteiia next Monday evening: at
?:;!() o'eloek. The zone meeting will
lie preveJod by the regular meeting
if the Mar-hall Club. Following the
:e;'.o!ar meet il::;, members will he ox-U-eil
oft'iriahs f I Olll the Vl'ile
'one u:i! holii an executive eonl'ei
At the' meeting hei-' Momlav, ihe
a!i.p:ii for new calenclai.- Iilarji1
neelin dates, liithda . and ai)!U
ersaries was start' d. The cam
paign will last for only cane Wee!
.ml anyone wishing to have theii
'liithdays or other data primed 01
ne new calendars are asked to se
i member of the club before ncx.
Thursday, the deadline.
The club also voted to send a dele
gate to the International Convention
in Miarry on June 27-30 and will give
the delegate $100 as the club's part
of the expenses. A delegate will be
named later, it was stated.
14 members attended the meeting
Monday with Bill Zink, president,
NATIONAL 4-H CLUB
I served throughout We eountv March
3 through March 11. The Walnut
clubs sponsored a chapel progranTfeH
the student body at Walnut High
School, consisting of greetings by
Judy Henderson; a, song- led by Joan
Hollifield; devotions by Joyce Ram
sey; and prayer by McClellan Rice.
Patsy Craine led the group in the
4-H Cluib pledge and Othella Rioe
?ave a report on her 4-H project. A
report on outstanding activities of
Junior 4-H members was presented
by Aileen Burnette, president of the
Walnut Junior 4-H Club Jovce
Thomas discussed the activities of
the Senior 4-H Club. 4-H camp life
at Camp Schaub and Manteo receiv
ed attention by Betty Johnson and
Paula Roberts. Edwin Stines, dis
trict talent show winner, gave a
performance of his ability as a pi
anist The 4-H County Council was
discussed by Patsy MoDevitt. Judy
Henderson recognized all officers of
the Junior and Senior clubs and
closed the program with the club
Sleepy Valley Community 4-H
CQub Observed National 4-H Club
Week by placing window displays in
the Citizens Bank at Hot Springs.
The display consisted of some work
done by 4-H members' some time
during the past year. Some of the
girls displayed such items as quilt,
tops, pies, cakes, canned goods, corn
muffins, and scarf made of huck
toweling with the Swedish darning
Special meetings were 'conducted
at 4-H Club meetings at Walnut,
Spring Creek, Ebbs Chapel, and
Events like these could not take
place Without the assistance of 4-H
adult leaders in the schools and com
munities. Mrs. Dorothy Shups as
sisted with the program at Walnuts!
Mrs. Robert Davis at Spring Creek,
Mrs. Evelyn English and Mr. Cline
,Whitt' at Ebbs Chapel, and Mrs. C
MClapp at the Sleepy Valley Com
munity ' Club. ',- . ; T
Freda English To Be
In fdli Festival In v
ChpeHill Aijril7 -:
Mrs. Freda English of the Lan
rel section off Madison County, will,
be a festered entertainer at the 9th
anni-l CaroIIaa FoUr .'Festhrnl at j
Crl n:U, April 6-7. Mrs. Etig,
--,.f.Tt prist In fte. K. C.
.- '.r ia J tt C l.-tt balls J :
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PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
Buncombe County deputy sheriffs
arrested five Madison County men
during the past weekend and charg
ed them with a total of 1 counts of
The men are allcred to have rob
bed at least five men in Buncombes
County and to have tahen amount.-!
ranging from li'i cents' to $27 in the
last six weeks
They were I'-Usi
Jr., Hi, (Jeter i. .. i
Shclton, -I, l-iaal,
Joe Kobcrls, 111.
as Robert Reeves
nt r, 2 1 , Kenneth
Johnston, 'Z'l, and
and Shclton were
laxiimt"!! A ve
nd Johnston and
ed i.'i Saturday
- a viile,
tun and Job.
ton are charged
- i mint s
aeh of highway rob
s barged in three
two, and Buekner
The men will be j;-iyen preliminary
learins before Magis-trate ("arroil
Fowler. Bonds were set at $2,000
each for Johnston a.id Roberts, and
$1,000 each for the other three.
Aid Crippled Children
By Buying Easter Seals
The sale of 1956 Easter Seals will
provide funds for many worthwhile
services In addition to the helpful
services to crippled children and
adults, such as special clinics, hos
pitals, schools, camps, therapeutist
and medical consultants, it also pro
vides special centersfor cerebral pal
.The campaign, now underway, wiT
close on April 10 and it is hop-
1 that, the total raised will exceed. 4
funds obtained in 1955. All of
fundi raised in North Carolina,
cept for 8.3 per cent, will be retain
ed locally. Less than one-twelfth
goes to finance the services of the
national organization in its educa
tion and research work.
It is expected and hoped that the
people, of this county will give gen
erously to the fund that offers hope
to the crippled of our state and na
tion. Certainly, this is a drive to
ivhich all of us should respond,
cheerfully and liberally.
ITS ALMOST FLEA
Harry Silver, county agent, says
that tobacco farmers must fight a
lot of pests in order to be sure of
success. It's almost flea beetle time
again in Madison County. One of
the best flea beetle killers, and about
the easiest to use is DDT.
Farmers should have on hand
and ready to use either 5 per cent or
10 per cent D. D. T. to use as a dust
at the rate of 94 to IVi pounds per
100 sq. yard of bed space or V4 pound
of 50 per cent wettable D. D. T.
powder to use as a spray. As a spray
one ounce will make 6 gallons of
spray which should be applied on
and immediately around the bed.
Either treatment should be repeated
in 10 days.
Your. County Agent's office will
be happy to give yon further infor
mation and bulletins on insect con
trol. MHS ANNOUNCES
(The "1956 baseball' schedule ' fop t, ;
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today by Coachet Glenn Paiator aad -
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i April 6-BakersvUle, her.
April 10 Open
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