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MARSHALL, II. C, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1956
PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
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Orer 1,000 To Participate;
Parade -To Begin At
A 200 O'clock
The annua) French Broad Bap
tist Association Bible Schqol Parade
will WW here Saturday after
noon at' 2:00 o'clock, it was an
nounced thi week by Wade Huey,
Associational Sunday School Super
intendent The jfr(de -will assemble on the
Redmotfroad a 1:30 o'clock and all
participant are urged to be on time.
Over jOOQ ' stodenta, teachers, pas
tors, demons; and Sunday School
superintendents sare expected to be
in the parade which will begin at
the lower, end of Main Street and
continue "-Jo .: Upper Bridge Street
then down 'Gudtfer Street to the la
land where the parade will disband.
Approximately thirty colorful floats
are epejted to be in the parade.
46 churches are in the Freneh
Broad Association and the 32
churches of the Newfound Associa
tion have been invited to participate.
Ice cream and soft drinks will be
served on the Jsland following the
parade ,rr Hoey stated. Assisting
Mr. Huey, in directing the parade
will betoaai Tugwaji, Moderator of
the Association, and the Rev. David
B. Robeeto, field worker.
Saturday1, will ' ,nark the seventh
consecutive year that the parade has
been held with interest mounting
A grant for a new radio station
at Marshall was issued Thursday,
May 24 by the Federal Communica
tions Jcnml8ion to Harold H.
Thomas, owner of Radio Station
WISE and Station WBSE-TV in
The Marshall station, Madison
County's first radio voice, has been
assigned a frequency of 1 160 kilo
cycles. Application for the grant was
filed several months ago.
At that time Thorns said the new
station would be a daylight opera
tion especially designed for the Mad
'aon County audience.
Thorns was not immediately avail
able Thursday night for additional
details on when the Marshall sta
tion will go on air.
Ed Candler Loses
Leg In Train
Ed Candler, 51; of Marshall; a
brakeman for the Southern Rail
way, was critically injured at Mid
dlesboro, Kentucky Saturday, when
he fell between two cars as a shift
from a main to a spur line was
being negotiated. He was apparent
ly jarred from the top of the car
and fell across the drawbar.
His right leg was almost severed
under the car and was later ampu
tated. He is in critical condition in
a Middles-boro hospital.
His condition is elightly improv
ed, it was reported this morning.
BE HERE JUNE 12;
Goals Set At Marshall, Hot
Springs And Mars Hill;
Jim Daniel, of Asheville, assist
ant administrator, Asheville Re
gional Blood Program, American
Bed Cross, and Miss Ruth Lockman,
general field representative of the
Regional Office, spent last weekend
in Madison County further promot
ing the blood program. They visit
ed Hot Springs and set up a defi
nite schedule for the visit of the
bloodmobile to be there on July 6.
A goal of 100 pints was set for Hot
Springs and it is expected that this
amount will be donated on July 5.
A goal of 200 pints, which in
cludes Mars Hill College and the
Mars Hill Community, was set and
the next visit of the bloodmobile at
Mars Hill will be in' October.
On June 12, the bloodmobile unit
will be at the American Legion
Building on Upper Bridge Street
from two to six o'clock, it was an
nounced. A goal of 100 pints has
been set for the Marshall communi
ty. Dr. W. A. Sams, Madison County
Blood Chairman, has sent,out 60 let
ters asking that each church in the
Marshall and Lower Laurel areas
supply at least 10 donors when the
unit visits Marshall.
A county goal for 1856 haa been
set at 400- pints and fi W hoped
that this goal can be surpassed.
Mr. Daniel stated that be will fre
quently visit in the county and will
be of any assistance possible con
cerning this worthwhile and needed
3 MARS HILL
Three $100 scholarships have
l"en awarded to three recent grad
uates at Mars Hill High School by
the Mars Hill division of the Mad
i?on County Alumni Chapter of
Mars Hill College.
The winners are Dorothy Eatman,
Rex Edwards and Johnnie Tomber
lin. The three were selected by a
special . scholarship committee ap
pointed last September when the
scholarships were first established.
The awards were made on the basis
of the student's need, grades
only those with grjdeg of "B" or
better were considered citizen
ship within the school and the com
munity, character, and appreciation
of the opportunity for advanced
Mrs. Ethel English Moyers, a
member of the high school faculty,
is president of the alumni chapter.
THE ROVING REPORTER
Don't like your church? If it
were perfect, would they HAVE
WINNERS IN DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
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State Board Of Education
Must Approve Projcct
The Madison County Board of
Education held a special meeting
here Monday night when plana for
a lunchroom and . eight additional
classrooms for the Mars Hill school
were disfcuesed. Members of the
Mars Hill school committee and
building committee attended the
meeting and offered an alternate
plan for a lunchroom and six. pri
mary classrooms. After discussing
the project, the board of education
accepted the alternate project and
authorised contracts subject to ap
proval by the state board of educa
Superintendent W. W. Peek said
that the state board which meets
on June 7, will probably act on the
project Mr. Peek stated that if the
state board approves the project,
construction will probably atari
about the middle of Jane,
Mrs. Matthews) Speaks; By
Laws Adoptedil 120 - -s-'
Attend Occasion , ' i.
Approximately 120 g r.a d a a te a,
teachers and guests wra f Jpresen
Friday night for the first official
Marshall High School Alumni Asso
ciation ' BaaqueV which- was" held in
the beautifully decorated eafet "i
ioft.iffltoaiL ,Pdr jfcjorjg,.ttan .
Captain Jaimes P. Henry, com
mander of the Salvation Army post
in Asheville since 1952 Sunday
received transfer orders- to the
Mountain District office in Waynes
ville. The transfer will promote Cap
tain and Mrs. Henry, also an or
dained minister, from corps to dis
trict officers. Both are ranked now
as senior captains.
Captain Henry w?ll maintain
headquarters in Waynesville and
Station at Max Patch vhere he
reside at the SA Mountain Mission
Station at Max PaCch, where he
will succeed Major Cecil Brown,
who is retiring, June 10,
He and his wife will be respon
sible for SA activiites in. the area
from, Bakersville to Murphy and
Marshall to Newport, Tenn. . . -
Farewell services will be con
ducted in 'Asheville Sunday, June
10, at 7 p. -m. The Henrys will as
sume the new post June 13.. . v
Captain Henry is a 32nd degree
Mason, a member of the board of
directors of the Asheville Lions
Club, the Ministerial Association
the Junior Chamber of Commerce
and was named Asheville's , Young
Man of the Year in 1964.;'$
VALUE OF MADISON
SOLD IN 1954
1954 Figures From Census Of
Agriculture Given; All
The value of products sold in 1954
by operators of 3,482 farms in Mad
ison County was $4,249,089, accord
ing to a preliminary report of the
1964 Census of Agriculture publish
ed by the Bureau of the Census, U.
S. Department of Commerce.
The value of all crops sold was $3,
254,306 and included $3,183,226 for
field crops $29,489 for vegetables,
and $35,624 for fruits and nuts, and
$5,967 for horticultural specialties.
The value of all livestock and
livestock products sold was $919,020
and included $228,204 for dairy pro
ducts, $256,501 for poultry and
poultry products, and $435,315 for
livestock and livestock products.
The value of forest products sold
from the county's farms was $76,
763. Information on the value of farm
products sold is presented for each
county in a preliminary State re
port, copies of which may be pur
chased from the Bureau of the Cen
sus, Washington 25, D. C, at 10c
Charlotte, May 29 Ralph Gard
nef'of Shelby edged Basil WhHener
c t Gastonia by a scant 428 votes
f faces a possible-.second primary
Uattaff' of -Wtosl in 's.lnst ;Satur-
dayV'Xlth .Congressional District
pjwnmrjr minrea f cuuay., -A
poll of county election boards
followinsr today t: official canvess
shofw4 Gardner, son of former Gov.
(X Max Gardner, received 19,654
to 19,226 for Whitener and 5,920
for 'Hugh Wells, Shelby attorney.
4 Whitener had made no announce
ment' of his plans. He said earlier
he would await the official election
board- returns before making a de
cision on whether to call for a run-
The .returns showed Gardner was
top man in. McDowell, Madison,
folk, Rutherford and Cleveland
counties. Whitener led only in his
home county of Gaston and in Yan
cey County. Wells failed to carry
a single , county.
Whitener rolled up !i,G0 vines to
3,676 for Gardner and 2.31)7 for
Wells" in Gastqn. ' Gardner pot 5.022
votes-to 2,397 for Wells and 1,848
for'Whltener in Cleveland, home
.county for both Gardner and Wellsi
The. three battled for the con-;
greasionai seat left vacant when
Rep. Woodrow Jones of Rutherford
tan , declined to rdn for another
Two County Men Are
Inducted During Month
Only two Madison County men
were inducted into the U. S. Army
during the month of May. They
were Omar Lee Kent and Charles
Leonard Craine, who were inducted
, OF. MAY 26, 1956
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Gcconcocont This lVcc!i-cnd
Two Madison County residents
were injured about 7:30 p. m., last
Friday when a pickup truck they
ecupied struck the abutment of a
railroad underpass on Redmon Road
about a mile and a half from Mar
shall. Pfc. B. H. Long of the State
Highway Patrol at Marshall, who
investigated the accident with Pa
trolman R. A. Pruett, listed the in
jured as Homer Taylor, 23 and
Bobby Ball, 18, both of Marshall
Long said Taylor suffered a frac
tured skull, broken neck and a pos
sible fracture of the spine. He was
admitted to Memorial Mission Hos
pital in Asheville.
Ball received a fractured skull.
Long said Taylor was driving the
truck south when he apparently lost
Long said' the truck was traveling
at a high rate of speed.
The road through "the underpass,
he said, is only 16 feet wide at that
He said the truck left the high
way for a distance of some 97 feet
before it hit the first abutment.
The officer said the .brakes of the
vehicle may have been faulty, but
the truck was so badly damaged it
was impossible to determine this
MANY CASES TRIED
The May term of Superior Court
for the trial of criminal cases ad
journed Wednesday afternoon at
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Five F.H.A. Girls
Spending This Week
At White Lake, N. C.
Miss Allene Hancock, home eco
nomics teacher at Marshall Hiph
School, accompanied five Future
Homemakers of America girls from
the school to White Lake on Mon
day whore they are spending this
week attending FHA camp. They
expect to return Saturday night.
FHA girls making the trip were
Carolyn Goforth, Jo Ann Fox, Vio
let Rice, Donna Gail Fisher, and
Roy Reeves, Miss.
Redmon To Manage
Swimming Pool Here
Roy Reeves, a member of the Mar
shall High School faculty and coach,
has accepted the post as manager of i
the Marshal Recreation Park this
summer. He will be assisted by
Miss- Billie Jean Redmon. '
"The water is getting warmer ev
ery day and' more and more people
are enjoying a swim," Miss Redmon
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COMM. OF iAGRICULTURE
Centennial Celebration Will
feature Fine Program;
Dr. Graham To Speak
Mars Hill College will climax its
centennial celebration with an elab
orate program during the commence
ment season, June 1-4.
Plans are being made to enter
tain the largest number of friends
and alumni that have ever come to
the campus at one time.
Junior college "Associate in Arts"
diplomas will be awarded to approx
imately 254 graduates, and one-year
business certificates will be present
ed to aibout 20 others.
Plans have been made for the
most extensive program in the 100
year history of the Baptist junior
college. Dr. Frank Porter Graham,
former U. S. Senator and former
president of the University of North
Carolina, will deliver the commence
ment address on Monday morning,
Dr. R. Paul Caudill, a native
"Tarheel," graduate of Mars Hill,
and a prominent Baptist minister
in Memphis, Tenn., will preach the
baccalaureate sermon on Sunday
morning, June 3.
The alumni association of the col
lege will hold its annual banquet
Saturday night with Cecil Hill, Bre
vard attorney and Mars Hill grad
uate, as the speaker.
Following the banquet a historic
al pageant will be staged in the
college amphitheater depicting sig
nificant events in the founding and
growth ti the college. A cast of
more than 300 will take part, includ
ing a number of persons directly
descended from the original found
ers. . 3Tlje pAgeaat, entitJedLat , Theia
Be Light," rill he staged jointly bf
the departments of music and dra
matics. More than two years have
been spent in research and planning
for the production.
During the pageant special rec
ognition will be accorded to descend
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Raleigh, May 29 Whether there
will be a runoff primary for Com
missioner of Labor remained in
An unofficial tabulation of re
turns from 2,044 of the state's 2 047
precincts showed that Crane rolled
up a clear majority over two oppon
ents in last Saturday's primary.
I owever, the majority was only a
paper thin 1,210 votes out of a to
tal of 379,844 votes cast in the 2,044
These 2,044 precincts gave Crane
li)0,627 votes to 101,263 for H. D.
Lambeth Jr., of Elon College and
88..054 for James R. Farlow of
Chapel Hill. Lambeth and Farlow
together had 180,317 votes as com
pared with Crane's 190,627.
The figures were compiled from
an unofficial tabulation of official
returns in 54 counties and of un
official returns in the remaining
The margin of Crane's majority
was so slim that it probably will be
next Monday when the Stats Board
of Elections officially canvasses the
vote before it will b known defi
nitely whether. Lambeth ; is entitled
to call.for a runoff. He has stated ,
that he will- seek a- runoff If he .la ;
entitled to'one." V- .V;;.
Political observers wars watch rng ,"
the result closely, "for it might have. -an
"important" bearing I on whether ,.'
State Rep. ,' Alonzo. C. Edwards of
Eookerton decides to call for a r -off
against Senate preafdent Lut' r
BarnhardC .'',,' s' ' -
Return from 1,887' precihciii (
Bernhardt" 151,6o3 votes to ' V
for Edwards, 51,f for Gw
Hood of -. Ralcr'i, n.il l f
Wh-:r;eld cf r , ?
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