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VOL. 55 NO. 24
MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1956
PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
$12;182 Received Monthly In
Old-Age, Survivors Benefits
53 PINTS BLOOD
ON TUESDAY P.M.
MAJOR BROWN IS
MAX PATCH EVENT
Whiterser Calls Second Primary;
To Be Held Saturday, June 23
"40 residents of Madison County
v were receiving $12, i'V a month in
14 Old-Age am' Survivors Insurance
benefits at the bi'g;nninj; of this
t year, according to D. C. Nichols,
f.' whr provide local service in this
Vu ana as Field Representative for
the Asheville District Office of the
I' Scial Security Administration.
j4 Th.se figures represent a .'i3'' in-
I ,j crease in beneficiaries and a 37 V'
'. increase in total monthly benefits
i over corresponding figures for the
4' ' previous year.
The total amount of benefits
ij in;; paid to County residents, by
jp: type ol benefits was as follows:
- 136 retired wane earners and self-
' employed persom vere receiving
ii wives of reared persons wrfc
receiving $1,011 monthly;
114 children under IK of retired
or deceased wage earners were re
ce ving $2,(!)'J monthly.
4J other beneficiaries, including
dependent husbands anil parents,
w ilows over (if) and widowed moth
er of children under 18 were re
ce .in- $l,i!5 monthly.
a small part of the increase
in total beneficiaries resulted from
th" extension of Social Security cov
erage to farm operators, these pay
ments going to farmers who became
eligub'e on the basis of 11)55 earn
ings combined with some covered
work before 1955; however, a sub
stantial number of awards is expect
ed in early 1957 to farmers who
qm.llty on the basts of farm earn
ings ih 1955 and 1956 alone.
County residents seeking informa
tion about Social Security or wish
inn t0 file cltims may contact D. C.
N!eholsf who is at the Court House
in Marshall, on the Friday fallowing
tfc& second M oodsy itt e& month.
Swimming Pool Is'
Popular; Over 150
Enjoy Swim Sunday
Roy Reeves, manager of the Mar
shall Recreation Park, stated this
week that the swimming pool was
becoming more popular every day.
Mr. Reeves estimated that between
U5O-J200 persons enjoyed the pool
last Sunday afternoon.
He also reminded the public that
the pool is closed every Monday
while the water is being changed.
CIVIT ANS IIEAR
Mrs. Frances Ramsey, Madison
County Welfare Superintendent, wag
the guest speaker at " the regular
Oivitan Club meeting here Tuesday.
Mrs. Ramsey spoke of the indigent
cases in Madison County and how
they were handled at Asheville hos
pitals. She also ably discussed the
various services of the welfare de
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The Davis-Sexton Post No. 317,
American Legion, recently enjoyed
a fish supper at the Legion Build
ing here. Following the supper, of
ficers were elected for the ensuing
year. They are as follows:
Commander, L. B. Ramsey of Mar
shall; Vice-Commander, Arvil Gos
nell of Marshall RFD 2; adjutant,
Roy Reeves of Marshall; finance of
ficer, J. C. Dodson of Marshall;
Sgt-At-Arms, Jim Cook of Marshall
RFD 3; service officer, John Ward
Fifty members attended the meet
ing. Commander Ramsey stated this
i, .7 week that there are 98 members in
good standing and that the post
oeets on the first Thursday, night
v.''rf each month.
,''; A Roles and Regulations Commit
tee to : draft regulations pertaining
4 o 'the Legion building and parking
lot, was appointed. '; The committee
is composed of Joe Nix, Don .West,
ney Ramsey, Swann Frisby ' and
t Wari ;, Theycara eXpaeted to
t st the next meeting.
iti&t); ?p&!-f j-yt.- .u--ivr-v n?ffb trig?-'-?. "
NEW MARSHALL COACH
HOWARD W. BARNWELL
AS HEAD COACH AT
Bunconbe Native To Succeed
Painter Here; Reeves Is
Retained As Aide
Superintendent W. W. Peek has
announced the hiring of Howard W.
Barnwell to coach the Marshall
Mih Red Tornado beginning this
Barnwell, wh5 leaves Franklin
High to come to his new job, will
replace Glenn Painter, who . was
named, last week, as head coach at
North Buncombe High in Buncdmbe
Barnwell, a U. S. Army reserve
aptain, whose coaching career was
:nterrupted during the Korean War
when he was recalled to active du
ty, has coached at Franklin for the
pa.-t two years.
He is a native of Black Mountain
'ind a graduate of Western Caroli
na College. He holds a master's de
cree. Barnwell's entire coaching career
las been in the Smoky Mountain
before taking the Franklin reins
ie coached for four years at Swain
High in Bryson City. In two of
hose years he guided his team to
the Smoky Mountain Conference
Barnwell coached all three sports,
lootiball. basketball and baseball, at
Franklin and Swain. He will do
lie same at Marshall.
Barnwell is married has two small
children. He expects to move his
family to Marshall in August.
Roy Reeves, assistant coach at
Marshall High, has been retained
as aide to Barnwell.
Charles Foster of Hot Springs,
and Nancy Stackhouse,, Marshall
R-3, were selected as delegates
to attend the Valley States 4-H Con
ference at Fontana, June 6-8.
Charles is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Foster and Nancy is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gil
Madison County Unit Teet Dem
onstration Farmers sponsored Nan
.y and Charles on this trip. Mr.
Foster and Mr. Stackhouse are both
Local Draft Board
Closed June 18-25
The local Draft Board office will
be closed from June 18 until June
22, it was announced here, today.
The office will reopen on Monday,
THE ROVING REPORTER
Everybody wants to lire long
tkna, but nobody wants to get .old.
'$';' 1 1 dont get -Mi-'-Vix1'' H .f I -
t) I Madison County citizens visit
ed the Red Cross Bloodmobiie Unit
nt the Legion Building here Tuesday
afternoon from :0(M:00 o'clock.
').'! pints of blood were donated with
! 1 rejections. All rejections were
:iie to low hemoglobin, Dr. W. A.
Sams, County Blood Chairman,
"This was one of the greatest days
:i t lie history of the bloodmobiie
sire " Dr. Sams said. He also an
nounced that he will try to get the
i.oodmobile unit for a full day on
.is next visit here, which will prob
:i.!ily be in October or November,
lie will also contact the French
tlioad, Newfound and Free Will
Jupt 1st Associations in an effort to
.el more needed blood.
-,1 wi.'h to thank the (14 persons,
nany lor their first time, who do
nated blood here on Tuesday," Dr.
OF INFANT FOUND
BY BOYS FISHING
Measures Only 3V2 Inches;
Is Found By Adolphus
The petrified body of an embry
onic baby, measuring about 3 ly
nches in length, was found wedged
in the crevice of some rocks in the
French Broad River Tuesday after
noon. The discovery was made by
Adolphus Treadway. 15-year-old :k.
o( Mr. and Mrs. George Treadwe Rock Cafe here Monday night
of Barnard,, where Mr. Treadwif Sm Lions Bernard S. Brigman and
station ajreit. The sorf'was jfisL . rsKilfaJilfr fve a report on the
with hi brother, Cletus, 16,wfcbt
he noticed the object above the' wa
.er mark and took it to his father.
The body bears a remarkable re
semblance of the head, eyes, hands
eet and body, in addition to the
navel cord. The age of the harden
ed body is not known but it is
thought that the embryonic body
was about five-months developed.
"It may be 100 years old and
again it might be only one year of
age, one person stated alter ex
amining the flint-hard body.
Miss Jessie Mae Sams and Virgil
Smith are at Wildacres this week
where they are being sponsored by
the Marshall Civitan Club. They
were taken to WiJdacres Sunday by
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ramsey. Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Story will bring them
back Saturday. '
. MAJOR L.OYYN ' CAPTAIN HENRY
The end of a significant era and the beginning of another was af
fected in the retirement of Major Cecil Brown at Maple Springs Sal
vation Army center at Max Patch Sunday.. -Captain Jim Henry, leav
ing the Salvation Army post in Asheville, has become officer in charge
of the Waynesville mountain district.' Left photo shows Major Brown
with her retirement certificate and her "instructions regarding re
tirement of Salvation Army officers, as well as a broad smile of Victory
-.for. her two decades of accomplishment in the mountain area,'- Capt.
' Henry, right, had just been introduced as the new officer in charge and.
was in the midst of
, WAS' madef
Max Patch, June 10 Words of
praise for two decades of service in
the spiritual and economic life of
the Max Patch section of Western
North Carolina resounded through
the hills and valleys as Maj. Cecil
Brown retired from her Salvation
Army Post, in the 20th annual Max
Patch Singing Convention.
Major Brown was presented gifts
by folk of the countryside and Com
missioner William J. Dray of the
Salvation Army was there to pre
sent her retirement certificate.
The special retirement service in
the early afternoon also was the
occasion for the introduction of
Capt. James IV Henry and Mrs.
Henry, who leave their Salvation
Army work in Asheville Wednesday
:o assume Major Brown's work at
Among the many special guests
an hand for the event was Mrs. E.
I. Pugmire of Atlanta, Ga., whose
husband as southern1 territory com
missioned assisted Major Brown in
the dedication of the Maple Springs
Chapel at the Max Patch settle
ment 20 years ago. Mrs. Pugmire,
whose husband, now deceased, later
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The Marshall Lions Club met at
Lions State dpnvejition which
they Attended at Carolina Beach.
A beautiful trophy was presented
the local club for Best Convention
Attendance, from District 31-A. The
trophy was displayed at the meet
ing and the announcement was ap
plauded by all those present
Secretary George Shupe received
a medal for being 100 during his
tenure of office in the local club.
This honor was made possible due to
Lion Shape's reports being correct
and on time. He was loudly ap
plauded by fellow members. Lion
President W. B. Zink presented Li
on Shupe with the attractive medal.
Softball was also discussed and
Roy Reeves was named coach and
also equipment manager of the Li
ons Club. Coach Reeves will try to
schedule games for Thursday nights
on the Island.
16 members were present Monday
one of. his typical human stories
fyjtfXi , . ' Cwt
Washington, June 13 President
EisenhowVr, after resting and doz
ing most of the afternoon, drank
some broth today the first food
he has taken by mouth since his in
testinal operation last Saturday.
He was "very happy" to get the
clear beef broth, even though it was
less than half a cupful.
Kisenhower also was relieved all af
ternoon after the removal of the un
comfortable nose-to-stomach de-compression
tube inserted after the op
eration for drainage purposes.
.lames C. Hagerty, White House
press secretary, said however, the
lube may have to be restored if nec
essary to prevent nausea and drain
the stomach and intestinal tract.
l$y FirejNear Here
Fire of unknown origin complete
ly destroyed the barn of Alton
Payne's located between Marshall
and Walnut about ten o'clock Tues
Jerry Alton Ramsey, 11 years old
and better known as "Boitch," grand
son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Payne,
was in the barn but managed to es
cape with singed eyebrows.
Two mules were also in the barn
with one of them being burned to
death and the other severely burn
ed. Also lost in the blaze were 52
bales of hay and farming gears
plows and other implements. The
pig pen and two hogs near the barn
were not damaged.
The fire was discovered too late
to save any of its contents.
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Alonzo Edwards Won't Fight
Luther Bernhardt For
Basii I.. Whitener, runner-up i"
the first primary for Congressman
from the llth District, has called
lor a second primary between him
self and Ralph Cardner of Shelby.
The second primary will lie held on
Saturday, June 2'.. The call was
Alonzo Howards of Hookerton
said Friday that he had "reluctant
ly but firmly" decided not to call
for a second prrmarv race for the
Democratic nomination as lieuten-
ant-Covernor. He was runner-up to
Senate President Luther Barnhardt
of Concord in a five-man race. Barn
hardt received l(il,(i('2 votes to Ed
wards' 124,(ill votes.
Whitener stated that the State
Board of Elections "has advised us
that we lack 394 votes leading the
ticket in the Primary election held
on May 20, 1956. This is true even
though 42,932 votes were cast in
After announcing the call for the
second primary, Whitener challenged
Gardner to appear at each court
nouse in the district to give the peo
ple an opportunity to hear "our re
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Mr. Reeves To Preach
In Methodist Church
Mr. Mack Reeves of Walnut will
bring the morning and evening mes
sages at the Marshall Methodist
Church, Sunday, June 17. The morn
ing worship service is at 11:00 and
the evening service is at 8:00. Mr.
Reeves has recently received his dis
charge from the Armed Forces and
will be registering at Mars Hill Col
lege this summer as a pre-ministeri-al
SCHOOL TO END
Commencement Jt-xercises lo
Be Held Sunday
The Vacation Bible School of the
Marshall Baptist Church will close
on Friday, June IS and the com
mencement exercises win be held
Sunday evening at the church at
7:45 o'clock. Each department will
have a part in the exercises and
will display samples of their band
work. A picnic will be held in the church
yard Friday at 11:30 o'clock. Each
pupil is asked to bring sandwiches
to share at the picnic.
The enrolment by departments is
as follows: nursery, 12; beginners
No. 1, (four years oldl. 12; WwHn-
ner No. 2 (five and six years old),
18; primary, 27; junior, 21; inter
mediate, 10; general officers, 6.
The average attendance for the first
eight days of the school baa been 84.
The faculty of the school includes
Mrs. D. D. Gross, principal; Miss
ean Stines, secretary; Mrs. Wade
Huey, mugjc leader; Miss Barbara
Jane Davis, pianist; Mrs. Jessie
Ball, refreshments; nursery, Mrs.
Fred Robinson, Mrs. Bernard Brig
man, Miss Faye Naves, Miss Mad
eline Ramsey; beginner No. 1, Mrs.
Ralph McCoraiick, Mrs. Joe Nix,
Mies Beatrice Ward; beginner No.
2, Mrs. Lee Crowe, Mrs. Reeves
Fisher, Miss Blanche Stines, Mian
Bobbie Jo Nix, Miss Peggy Holland.
Mrs. John Ward, Mrs. Robert Banks,
Miss Olga Sprinkle; junior, Mrs. '
Troy Ramsey, .Mrs. Kermit Cody, -Mrs.
Nathan Westi intermediate,
Mrs, Eatt Robinson, D.1 D.- Groas. 1 '
Mrs. Waltet Ramsey and Mrs. Eva
$atna directed the aandwwrfc t Mr.'-
Ken Ramsey, Mr. John Corbett Jr
and Mrs.iy. B. Ramsey assisted wiii.,
the transportation I and Luther Ki x
and Lynn Sacn erred as the f ' -ty
Patrol, tj . N '
' Additions to the faculfy '
Mrs, Nathan Wet, r - '
mentj'XiBS Ttye I
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