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Course To Be Held Next Week
At California Creek
a rw,l leadership Course fr
Training Unions will be held four
nights next week at the camornia
rsir Rantist Church, it was an
nounced this week by Miss Irene
r;.,o Tli first session will be held
on Monday night at 7:30 o'clock
with a proup of workers who are
apecialists in charge of instructions.
The courses will continue through
Names of workers are as follows:
Mr. William Spradlin, Pastors and
General Officers; Miss Naomi Bras
well, adults; Mrs. Smoot Baker,
Young People; Mrs. Rob Smith, In
termediate Leadership; Mrs. J. R
Everett, Junior Leadership; Mrs.
William Spradlin, Nursery-Beginner-Primary
In addition, Mrs. Wade Huey and
Mrs. D. V. Gross, of the Biarsnan
Baiptist Church, will lead a study
for the Junior boys and girls and
Mise Irene Olive will lead a study
All leaders of Training Unions in
tiie French Broad Baptist Associa
tion are asked to attend as well as
those who are interested in starting
a Training Union in the churches.
"We are indeed privileged to have
auch a team of specialists in Train
ng Union Leadership and we are
looking forward to a successful
school next week," Miss Olive stated.
Date Changed To
Friday, lMay 25
Due to a number of conflicts, the
Marshall High School Alumni Asso
ciation banquet which was scheduled
f Ma OR has heen changed to
Friday evening, May 25, at 7:30
o'clock in the school cafeteria.
Reservations may be made by con
tacting Mrs. Jim Story, Mrs. W. W.
Peek or Miss Patricia Caldwell, and
all reservations must be made not
later than Monday, May 21.
Price of the plates will be $1.50
and remittance must accompany res
The following schedule for com
mencement exercises at Marshall
High School was announced today by
Bernard S. Brigman, principal.
May 14 at 7:30 o'clock, Band Con
cert. May 18, 7:30 o'clock, Senior Play.
May 20 at 2:30 o'clock, Baccalau
reate Service. The Rev. D. D. Gross,
pastor of Marshall Baptist Church,
will deliver sermon.
May 22, 7:30 o'clock, Eighth
May 24, 7:30 o'clock, Graduating
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Mara Hill Rantist Church, wilr
May 25, 7:30 o'clock, Marshall
High School Alumni Association
Mr. Brigman announced that there
are 39 candidates for diplomas in
the 1966 graduating class.
MEETING TO CLOSE
ON SUNDAY NIGHT
TSe rerival aervicM, with the Aw.
Maurice Stereos from Wibnore, Kea
tacky, wiU coma to a doe 8nnday
aigbt On Mother Day the" will
' be a rt for he mother with th
' largest .family preaenl and one for
the yonngeat mother... There will be
;krreral special Mother. Day, marie
'' 1 Bmbert.y Everyone.! invitefi."'
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Bullet Enters Addomen; Final
Rites Held On
Robert Farris Bailey, 28, of the
English section of Madison County,
died at 2 a. m., Sunday, May fi, 195fi
in an Asheville hospital after acci
dentally shooting himself in the ab
rlnmpn with a pistol about 5 p. m.,
Saturday at his home.
Sheriff E. Y. Ponder said Bailey
shot himself while removing car
tridges from the .25 caliber pistol.
Bailey had been outside shooting at
Ponder said no inquest was neces
sary. Bailey was rushed to an Asheville
hospital and underwent surgery be
fore he died.
Surviving are the parents, Mr.
ind Mrs. Fred Bailey of Mars Hill
ilFl) 1 ; three sisters, Mrs. J. B. Wal
li Miss Ruth Floyd and Miss Chlo-
ia Floyd, all of Mars Hill; and eight '
brothers, Grady of Flag Fond, lenn.,
and Riley, Fred Jr., Paul, Joe, Ted,
Zack and Bennie,, all of the home.
Funeral services were held Mon
day at 2:30 p. m., in the Bright Hope
Methodist Church. The Rev. Frank
Blalock officiated and burial was in
the Bright Hope Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Robert, Edward
and Jack Phillips, Vance Harris,
Zade English and J. T. Norton.
Flower bearers were friends of the
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
was in charge.
Mars Hill College
Students To Assist
In Revival Here
A group of students from Mars
Hill College will assist the young
people of the Marshall Baptist
Church in a "Week-end Youth Re
vival," beginning this evening.
Lyman Wilson, president of the
Ministerial Conference of Mars Hill
College, will speak this evening". Oth
er students will lead the congrega
tional singing, and will present some
The Brotherhood of the Marshall
Baptist Church will conduct the serv
ice again Friday evening, vith
Brotherhood laymen from Hend-..--sonville
assisting and speaking.
On Saturday and Sunday evenings
the young people of the church will
again take over, with students from
Mars Hill College assisting in the
speaking and with the music.
The church extends a cordial in
vitation to the people of the com
munity to attend these services.
GETS WATCH AFTER
Columbus, Ohio John Blackburn,
who now lives in Alexandria, had
his 17-jewel watch stolen 15 years
AUTO SAFETY CHECIC LANE was set ub Monday in
. , front of the Marshall llisK School by Madison County civic. clubs, auto- .
mobile dealers and the State Highway Patrpl. Motorists. may :nsv.
their cars inspected from 9 a. m. to-6 pm.' through .Saturday con-
nection with1 the observance of National Vehicle Safety Week. ,
otirr v? V Izz era (L to H) : It i Henderson of Service Lotor .e.
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MARSHALL, N. C,
PRINCIPAL J. D,
AT MARS HILL
Group Calls On Madison Board
Of Education In Protest;
No Action Taken
Mars Hill, May 7 A delegation
the Mars Hill com
munity called upon the Madison
County Board of Education today to
protest the removal of J. D. War
lick as principal of the Mars Hill
The delegation said it was under
stood that Warrick had been removed
by the local school committee for
Warrick has served witnm one
year f his retirement.
CALL ON BOARD .
The delegation requested that he
he permitted to remain in .the pre
sent position an additional year.
The delegation appeared before
the board at the Madison County
Court House in Marshall. .
The following iward members were
present: Clyde Brown, Chan Bald
ing and Bill Roberts. The chair
man, Zeno Ponder, and Bill Moore,
another member, were absent.
No action was taken by the board
in the matter. Warrick had been
notified recently by the local' school
lamimittee that he would not be re
tained as principal for the 1966-57
A member of the County Board of
Education is reported to ' have said
that if as many as 16 persons! ti
quested the reinstatement of. y
rick as principal that his case V
be reviewed. fi
The county board reviews '
,)f the local school committee
(A member of the Board
cation said he was sure that r
itics wern involved. A nietr
the local school iommittea ,;d
comment on the committee's
in removing Warrick.)'
Warrick has served
years as principal of th'
in a Brief session of U. b. District
Court in Asheville Monday, Judge
Wilson Warlick heard motions to
quash indictments charging 10 Mad
ison County men with election fraud.
He announced no decision.
The ten cases have been scheduled
or trial on May 16.
Judge Warlick caused the bills of
particulars to be amended.
ago, while living in Columbus. Re
cently detectives located the watch
n a routine check at pawnshops and
ent it to Blackburn.
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THURSDAY, MAY 10,
Principal Meets Retirement
The following statement was is
sued this week l.v William W. Peek,
Superintendent of Madison County
"The news article in the Tuesday
morning edition ot 1 he Asnevnie
Citizen, reported from Mars Hill,
concerning Principal J. 1). Warrick
of the Mars Hill School, contains
certain information pertaining to re
tirement which appears to need clar
ification. As worded, the only con
clusion which can he drawn is that
the failure to continue Mr. Warrick
in his nresent capacity would result
in the elimination of his retirement
benefits or "t least materially de
crease these benefits. This conclu
sion is erroneous and it is for that
reason that I am giving you the in
formation below relative io retire
ment regulations for North Carolina
To achieve maximum retirement
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The Marshall Civitan Club met
Tuesday at the Presbyterian On"'
with Dr. H. E. Bolinger"
.aiirtT SAKS uluiv
MOLD PRESENT IN
Harry G. Silver, county farm
agent, says tobacco growers in Mad
ison County have been experiencing
a tremendous amount of difficulty
in producing tobacco plants as a re
sult of insects and diseases. The
most serious plant bed disease which
has been bothering the producers of
this county has been wildfire. The
introduction of Burley 21, a resist
ant variety, and the us of the anti
biotic streptomycin sulfate has en
abled farmers to be in a much bet
ter condition to control this disease.
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Lunsford Elected Precinct
Named; 80 Attend
Pn what was believed to be a hot
u..nt.s.tpl iirerinct meeting in
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Marshall Saturday morning at the
school auditorium, turned out to be
one of the most harmonious precinct
meetings ever held by the Uemo-
crats here. Approximately 80 Dem
ocrats went over to the school ex
pecting to see and hear some small
"differences" thrashed out between
F. K. Freeman, long-time Democrat
ic leader, and Zeno Ponder, chair
man of the hoard of education and
also a Democratic leader.
Tho precinct meeting started at
ten o'clock with a talk by Mr. Free
man. He stated that there was
"harmony in the party" and that
small "differences" had been ironed
out and that "we are all working
against one common enemy in the
Fall the Republicans." Mr. Free
man expressed his appreciation for
the help and confidence shown him
during the years as Democratic head
in the county and stated that he
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To IMeet At MarC
Mars Hill, May 9 Jonathan
Daniels, nationally known editor of
the Raleigh News and Observer, will
speak here at 8:30 p. m., Saturday,
May 12, in the Mars Hill College
Sponsored by the Scriblerus, an
English honor club, Daniels will be
the feature attraction of the annual
banquet honoring students who have
achieved exceptionally high scholast
ic marks and who belong to one of
the nine honor clubs on the campus.
REESE NAMED ON
SQUAD FOR GAME
Bob (Ta-Ta) Reese, star Marshall
tackle and one of Western North
Carolina's outstanding players, has
been honored by being selected on
the 24-man Western football squad
for the 8th annual North Carolina
high school all-star grid game.
Don Heilig, smooth working field
general for the Hendersonville Bear
cats, was also named to the squad.
The annual classic will be played
in Greensboro in August and the
West squad will, be coached by Bob
Tate of Hendersonville.
Both Heilig - and Reese were se
lected to the 1965 Asheville Citizen
John Ooitwet, coordinator for the
free inspection lane loeated on the
IklsndV announced .thU jmrning- that
226 .can and 'traeka. t have . been
checked since .Monday and that the
lane wonld remain open today, Frir
day and Sstarday from ;00 a, bl,
'to $m p. inv'-';W4';:vv
. Hr. Corbett reqneeta that as asaxy
local car and track enert as r" v
EJa hare their' Tehlcit t "el I
fore Saturday t ard ? t t'. t' t
7 't frees eat of ' 1 1 '
oy vrtnity ea Catar-.
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PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
DONALD COX TO BE
US DISTRICT COURT
Ten ;Madion Men To Be Tried
On Alleged Election
A heavy docket of cases lor uio
annual spring criminal term of V.
S. District Court faces the court
when it convenes in Asheville Mon
day, May 14.
Donald M. Cox, former Madison
County bank cashier, and 10 Madison
men indicted on alleged election
fraud charges, are scheduled for tri
Cox is under indictment on charg
es of embezzling more than $'.('2,000
from the Citizens Bank of Marshall.
ten other Madison men last Nov. 17
Madison County men last Nov. 17
on charges of conspiring to stuff
ballot boxes and commit other elec
tion law irregularities in the Novem
ber, 195-1, general election. They
Sheriff E. Y. Ponder, Zeno Pon
der, Democratic chairman of
Madison County Board of El
B. K. Meadows, Arthur E
Freeman, Meritt Wt"
and James WilJ5-X
Judge rvfUson J
Cox into custody and he w
to the psychiatric ward at the Fed
eral Penitentiary at Atlanta, Ga.,
where he was to stay until it 'vtea
determined, he was able to atand
trial. Cox was released in mid-February
and taken to Cleveland Coun
ty jail at Shelby. He then wai
placed under bond to await triaL
Judge Warlick will open the term
with the drawing of a new grand
jury from a vendre that was" com
piled several days ago.
For F.B. Ministers
The Ministers Conference of the
French Broad Baptist Association
met Monday evening in the Blue
Room of the Mars Hill College .Cafe
teria and elected the following of
ficers for the ensuing year.
President, D. D. Gross; vice pres
ident, H. G. Barnes; secretary, B. L.
Hogan; treasurer, S. G. Whitley;'
assistant secretary, Abraham Bu
chanan; Chorister, Robert E. Sey
mour; devotional leader, Raymond
After the election of officers, the-
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luuuwing committees were appoint- l
ed: Program Committee, Lester
Crayton, Robert Seymour, R. L.vHo-
gan. Social Committee: A. E. Jena- V
ins, M. H. Kendall, William Abel., '
The Conference meets on the first V
Monday of each month. - From Of 'y
tober to May it meets at :00 A" m ' ,f
in the Blue Room of tha Msr
v-omna, wnet tapper .
enrw by the college. tDorfaur the ' i
ubuw "ivuuw cne conxerence iueta i V
t 10:00 a. on the first Honlay, ,
with various churches VtJirouiont
the Aasodatioa. c t A - ' t -C4
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