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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 1956
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Rev. R. N, Barefoot
As thU paper goe to
press word has been receiv
ed that the Rev. Robert N.
Barefoot and five other
passengers were involved in
a tragic accident about 6
tiles south of Marshall.
According to reports, Rev.
Mr. Barefoot and a person
assumed to be Mrs. Hare
foot were pulled from the
burning vehicle and rushed
to, an Asheville- hospital
where their condition is be
lieved to be critical.
Four passengers in the
Barefoot car were killed
along with Robert Ramsey,
of Walnut, driver of a
state owned truck also in
volved in the accident.
As we go to press identi-
Cu'cr 700 ABicanfe Signed In
tabor Survey Made Lookbg
Approximately 750 men and
women signed up in Tuesday's sur
vey hi Marshall as being available
for work. This survey was made
Jointly by N. C. Employment
Service, Madison County Industri
al Promotion Council and Mr. Fred
Lovett of North Wilkestooro.
In the afternoon, Mr. Lovett
and representatives of the Coun
cil visited some sites to see if one
would be available and suitable
for the erection of a poultry pro
cessing plant. The site selected
aa being suitable is. owned by Mr.
Knox Brigman and located on De
tour Road near Marshall.
HELD IN JAIL
According to a statement re
leased this week by Sheriff E. Y.
Pander, Milton Carlton, 29, of
Erwin, Tenn., is being held in,
the Madison County jail on a
charge of larceny. Bond was set
According to Ponder, on Thurs
day of last week Garland stole a
1951 one-half truck from Bmck
ner's Grocery in Weaverville and
drove to a spot on Highway 25-70
near Laurel River where he wreck
ed It and left the scene unnoticed.
He then went to Luntsford's Cafe
in Hot Springs where he begged
supper from Mrs. Luntsford. Af
ter eating he went outside , and
.stole Mrs. Luntsford's 1955 uick
Witnesses reported the theft tc
Mrs. LnnUford who, in torn, no
tified the Sheriffs Department
Garland was apprehended near
Seines' Station and placed i the
county jaU. frV ,
Steamer Outfit Cut V
Down Last Wee!'g
n S?ilIcorn Section 7
' Aeeordin to Sheriff. E. V, Pon-
V der. oa rrida of last woek.
' steamer outfit war out town. in
t' i f rleorn section of risdison
rc-"v. Seven bsr"' ' itseb
4-H Wildlife Camp
Joyce Lucille Sprinkle, route 2,
Marshall, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Roscoe Sprinkle, and Wesley
Welsie English, route 1, Mars
Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley
English, have been awarded schol
arships to the 4-H Wildlife Con
servation Camp at Camp Schauib,
August 20 through August 24.
The scholarships were awarded on
the basis of records submitted on
4-H Wildlife projects.
Each county in the state is eli
gible to sen done boy and one girl.
fication of the four passen
gers is unknown.
According to eye-witnesses,
the truck was attempt
ing to pass another vehicle
when he met the Barefoot
A member of the Council stated
a definite decision as to the ear
ly erection ef the plant had not
been made, and that a lot of in
formation had to be obtained be
fore this can become a reality.
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Fen Faculty Changes I'Jill
Be Announced Next I'Jeeli
All schools in Madison County
will open on Thursday, August
30, according to Superintendent
W. W. Peek. In a recent issue of
thia paper a list of the teachers
for each school was published. Mr.
Peek informs us that a few chang
es in the faculty may be announc
ed next week.
The new gymnasium building on
the Island is expected to open
soon and the date of dedication of
the building will be announced
later. The patrons of the Mar
shall school will have the advan
tage and opportunity of using this
wonderful structure for the first
time this year.
FRIDAY, AUG. 24
An important meeting of the
Madison County home demonstra
tion Countv Council will be held
Friday, August 24, at 2:00 p. m
in the RE A Building.
Miss Marv Harris, District
Home Agent, will give informa
tion regarding Madison County's
home demonstration clubs', part in
the State .Fair , bjbr$ which will
include s,,tibrrVSxbJbit . bo4
traying good reading for oar cit
izens, not only in Madison County
but in the state as a whole.
It is hoped that all members
can attend this meeting.
THE ROVIJNG REPORTER
Every mountain always has at
least two valleys.
3 CLOSE RANKS .Forme Preside
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Dr., Robert W. Wilkins
BE SPEAKER IN
ASHE VIIIE SOON
Eminent Heart Specialist To
Address State Heart -Group
Sept.' 15 f-
Mentlect of the ArawrtcaA; Hear,
Association, Dr. Robert W'Willc
ins, of Boston, will be a featured
speaker at the annual meeting of
the North Carolina Heart Associ
ation in Asheville, September 15
and 16. Widely known for his
work in the field of hypertension,
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NIXON MRS. EISENHOWER
IKE IN CONVENTION CITY First to shake
Eisenhower on his arrival in San Francisco for t
convention was Vice President Nixon. Cut
The Marshall Baptist Church, in
a roll-call ballot last Sunday
morning, voted more than four to
one to build its new building on
a new site.
The actual question on which
the members voted was whether to
accept the offering of a building
site made by Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Gudger and Mr. Charles E. Mash
burn, members of the church. The
new site is inside the corporate
limits of Marshall, on Highway
25-70, about 600 yards north of
the Walnut Creek Road intersec
tion. In accepting the lot, which is
approximately 140x200 feet, the
church agreed to a provision that
it would begin the erection of its
new building within a period of
two years after the acceptance.
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Seven Home Gaines Are
Scheduled; 3 Away;
Opener Aug. 31
Coaches Howard Barnwell and
Roy Reeves have been busy sinee
last Wednesday getting the MHS
football sanad in shape for the
opening game August SI oa the
Island. Leicester, fielding a team
for the first time, will furnish
Thv Red Tornadoes suffered a
"setback Jfonday when promising
qrterback Jkmny Eads suffer
ed a broken leg to practice ses
sion. . Eads wfll probably bo tost
for the season. Coach Barnwell
stated that Pender McElroy will
take over' the N, l qnarteiUek
pot and that an alternate would
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The Red Tormadoa aebedal b
aa follows,,- ' -;-Aug.
81 teester (none) ..
Sepfc t Walnut (bone) : ,
s Sept 14 Eproc Hne (home)
. Sept 21 Forest C"r O
Pent 28 Clyde (' ) '
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"I am going to sell my steers in
the Stacker and Feeder Sale,"
said John Howell of East Fork
-omni unity of Madison County.
"For 13 steers I received an av
erage of $19.57 per hundred which
had an average weight of 675
pounds." Judging from prices re
eived on last year's open market
John felt that he had received a
premium of two to three cents
per pound on the steers he con
signed. The steers were graded
and sold according to weight and
grade. John had six steers which
graded choice, six that graded
good and one medium steer.
John stated he felt sure that
any farmer who wishes to obtain
top prices for his steers should
consign and to show that he has
confidence he has Already con
signed 10 steers.
The Stacker and Feeder sale
fer yearling and two year old
steers will be held at the Ashe-'
ville Livestock Market September
This sale is a joint venture of
the North Carolina Department of
Agriculture and The North Caro
lina Extension Service. All cat
tle will be sorted into official
grades by the state grader and
will be sold in uniform lots. All
farmers who are interested in con
signing cattle may do so by con
tacting your county agent Last
year there were 1300 steers sold
and Madison County, farmers con
signed 800. Wo expect Madison
County farmers this year to sell
over 600 steers in the sale. ,
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courtesy Asheville Citizen.
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Coach Glenwood WaUin's Hot
Springs High Sebool Blue Devils
opened football practice on Wed
nesday of last week in preparation
for the season's opener at Clyde
on August 31.
Coach Wallin stated that he ex
pects much improvement in the
line but is "light" on backs. He
says that the squad of 28 men is
light and inexperienced, .but he
hopes to field a scrappy team.
Coach Wallin also stated that
he would like one more county
game on the schedule to be played
at the Hot Springs gridiron.
The schedule is as follows:
Aug. 31 Clyde there
Sept. 7 Eakersville there
Oct. 12 Cherokee there
Oct. 26 Old Fort there
Nov. 2 Walnut at Marshall
Nov. 9 Tryon there.
WEST DIES AFTER
KICK BY COW;
George Henry West 88, of Mar
shall, RFiD 1, died' at 11:15 p. m.,
Tuesday, ' August 21, 1058 in an
Asheville hospital as a result . of
Injuries '.suffered when kicked by
S cow at the farm of Lorado Pon
der of Marshall, RFD 1, about
8:00 p. m., Tuesday. J.
funeral services will be held at
2:80 o'clock this (Thursday) I af
ternoon at the ; Flats of Spring '
Creek 'Baptist Church. The ,
Rev. Homer WiDett and the Rev.'
Eugene Moor 'will officiate."
Burial will be in. the Flats! of ,
Spring Creek Cemetery. , k
Pallbearers will 1 be friends, of
the family. V ' v
He is survived by the witfw, i
Mrs, Mona tunsford West; -a
son, Eickie E, and one inr
rrancy Lee, all of T 1 "
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