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VOL. 55 NO. 45
MARSHALL, N., Ci THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1956
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People Put Popularity
Above Their Party In .
I Tag - end returns magnified
Wednesday the mighty personal
triumph of President Eisenhow
er's re-election victory. But the
American people refused him Re
publican control of Congress.
The great oubpmiiing of votes
hoisted , Eisenhower to a pinnacle
of popularity towering far above
that of his party.
At the same time, the electoraet
went on an historic vote-splitting
spree that let Democrats cling to
thin margins of control in both
Senate and House. Thus, for the
first time in more than a century
since 1848 the presidential
winner failed to sweep at least one
branch of Congress with him.
The Democrats were sure, too,
of a majority of the nation's gov
ernorships. They lost a few and
gained a few.
But their presidential candidate,
Adlai E. Stevenson, was caught
and crushed under an Eisenhow
er landslide even more enormous
than that of four years ago,
With returns in from 142,222 of
the countrs 154.B44 polling, plac-
e, he Eisenhower win jWfts meas-
In theft 'flgvniv;1
"TJtAR VOTE: ElseriWer,
(OH Of 6? percent;, ijjteven-
L,.. hCer 1 .5, E ' . "
ELECTORAlrU'Xii.j fc Lisen-
,io'Vcf 457, from 41 SUtes; Steyen-
to win, 266 of 531,
In 1952, Eisenhower piled up
33,927,441 votes, or 55.4 percent,
and a margin of 6,612,449 over
Stevenon. He carried 39 states
with 44? elector? I vtes, to nine
slates 'l'h 8!t votes for Steven
son. 6 STATES IN SOUTH
Khini th; devastation of his cie
fec' Stevenson saved only six
Southern states that also were
wif him in 1952 plus Missouri,
wlri'i went for Eisenhower in
19!i2. The Stevenson staters in
Pixie were Alabama, Arkansas,
Georgia, Mississippi, North and
Eisenhower more than offset
his loss in Missouri by snatching
away three states that went to
Stevenson in 1952 Kentucky,
West Virginia and Louisiana. Not
since 1876 and reconstruction days
had Louisiana voted for a Repub
lican for president. That was the
year Rutherford B. Hayes won.
With Congress, it was a differ
ent story. - Eisenhower simply
couldn't pun enough Republican
Senate and House coattail ding
ers along with him.
Marshall OES To
Meet Monday Night
The Marshall Eastern Star
Chapter will hold a regular meet
' ing Monday night, November 12,
at 7:30 o'clock in the Masonic
All members are requested to
turn in thefr "rainy day banks''
at this meeting.
i C KJliVVf Jl Ji a- .. ,
'it'' was announced this ynex
: Y, that a ham an turkey shoot wlH
' - bi held at the1 skiet range In Hot
Vr Springs Saturday ?rom 10:00 a.
m.r to :00 p. m. AmmunitioB
will be furnishad, -
... the public U invHad to par-
This Week; Reason:
The .News-Record is late
this week due to the elec
tion. Knowing that the
readers would want the of
ficial returns from the elec
tion, the paper had to 'wait
until the canvass was com'
Dieted Thursday at the
-oiwrthouse. The officials
went to work at 11:00
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and did not.ffet the canvass I
completed until 4:30 p. m.
All returns then had to be
copied and set into type
FOR GIRL SCOUT
FUND NEXT FRI.
The second Benefit Bridge,
with proceeds being used for Jthe
Girl Scout program,, wul be held
at ttbe REA Building on', Main
Street v Fniday'1 irlRht, November
J6,1Btartrngatr8;0e o'clock. .'
Jt'pV J 4y, loofcl niercbVnta-n)
r ven to tint, v inneifi ,, ,f ,
A.l bridge canasta ao4'Wjmmy
players In the" 'Cuntj are urged
to come andjoii fa the fun. Tick
ets will he available at the door
for $1.00. A small charge will
be made for refreshments.
Mrs. Wade Huey will make a
cake to be given as door prize.
HARDY WOODY IS J.P.
IN NO. 9 TOWNSHIP
Hardy Woody (I), unoppos-el
;"ar Justice of the Peace in No.
: Township, received 3!H votes.
ISAAC GUNTER IS THE
CONSTABLE IN NO. 10
Tsaac Ounter D) unopposed
for Constable in No. 10, received
118 votes. Ward-1-, 37 and Ward
2, 81 votes.
HAVE LANDSLIDE VICTORY THROUGHOUT NATION IN TUESDAY'S ELECTION
Leads Ticket Defeats Coates ' 'I Retains Office
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A. E. Leake , Hilliard Teague - Ted Russell
Democrat Adlai Stevenson won
North Carolina's 14 electoral votes
by a narrow margin over Pres
ident Elsenhower in Tuesday's
Governor Hodges led a full slate
of Democrats to victory on the
state ticket, but in the 10th Coh
rgMasjonal District RepJ&bMcan
Raper Jonas waft reelected for a
third term. -':.:
j U, S. Senator-Sam 1. Ervlnj Jr.
defeated . Republican oppone
oeI A( Jonnso byvan' "or
whelming j margin. Returns , froi
..Returns from 1.845 At this state!
Z.055 prectnts "gave Stevenson
541,772 to 518,742 a margin of
only 23,030 for the defeated Demo
cratic standard bearer.
The vote in the remaining pre
cints was expected to narrow the
Stevenson margin still further but
nf. vif'liciently to overcome his
Oonoi'in over the foreign situa
tion and an apparent big swing
in the Negro vote from the Demo
cratic ti the Republican column
WHITENER GETS 4,176
Whitener, unopposed in
his race for Congress in this dis
trict, received 4,176 votes in Mad
-I 7T, X
brought a big reduction in the 94
000 margin ly, which "Stevenson
carried Nortj Carolina in 1952.
Eisenhower rolled , ' up heavy
votes ' and - eai rjed most . of the
state's .larger ounties in the Pied
mont and w tern sedtions while
Stevenson ws jrweeping most of
the 'eastern, ounties. .''
s,jtNit. y lM f''"'' f
tnV-1962, S eveBsoneaiefied the
state by 'y in lingf 54 perf cent-, of
ttltttalff te; 'cast'' Inv,he
State, total" tote Tuesday, was
ubstantiall 'allor' airi Steven
on receive. VJ
,he vot ' h.,r
31 coue as he did ii
and was leading in eight j
Stevenson carried 64 counties
and was leading in seven others.
In 1952, he carried 69 counties.
Among the state's major cities,
a majority of the voters in Char
lotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro
and Asheville said they liked Ike
while Stevenson carried Durham
FRED McDEVITT GETS
3.6G3 FOR CORONER
Fred McDevitt, (R), unoppos
ed for Coroner of Madison Coun
ty, received '3,603 votes. '
'. ..." .k. ....w.,. . -. . p j'i-. fi. '. t-
Roland Norton, 19, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ovid Norton, of Walnut,
died Thursday morning at 5:30
o'clock in an Asheville hospital
He was a star basketball play
er on last season's Walnut team,
handling the center position.
Graveside rites will be held Fri
day at 2:30 o'clock in the Bull
man 4Cemetry. The Rev.' C. 3..
DiryalU the Rev. Lonnie Crawford
andAheRei. R. H. Ballard will
-s will be'rou?
survived by tue t
Pauh' arid ?dwar4
home; and 4 sistess, ours.
Gaddy and Mrs. Wade Fox,
f Asbeville: Mrs. Furman
I Hodges and Miss Nola Norton of
The body will be at the home
until the funeral hour,
Bowman-Rector Funeral Home
is in charge of arrangements.
HERBERT METCALF IS
CONSTABLE IN NO. 4
Herbert Metcalf, unopposed, is
Constable in No. 4 Township.
Ward 1 223
Ward 2 118
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Cfoauiast Me (In;C!li:otory
ff jSountyaat Tdosday
For State Senate
The 30th District State Senate
seat went back to the GOP as
Mitchell County lawyer and for
mer State Rep. John C. McBee
Sr., defeated incumbent Demo
cratic State Senator Belmont H.
Winters of Elk Park.
Unofficial returns were reported
N.C. SENATE 30TH
Yancey 3154 2403
Avery 1539 3085
Madison 5155 3607
Mitchell 1249 3652
Totals 11,097 12,747
FOR NEXT WEEK
The Madison County Health
Department annonnces its clinic
schedule fdr the next week. These
clinics will be held at the Health
- et4tmiAt 0ffi
ice in MaTshall
"imunia'tnon -Clinks; ;
-Xlvm$XK .10, 19S
from &:S0 toVti- vnh 12:00 noon.
Tuesday, November 13, 1956,
from 2:00 p. m., until 4:00 p. m.
Saturday, November 17, 1956,
from 9:30 a. in., until 12:00 noon.
Maternity and Child Health
Tuesday, November 13, 1956,
from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p. m.
The Madison County Health De
partment Will also hold its Ma
ternity and Child Health Clinic
at Hot Springs office on Monday,
November 12, from 10:00 a. m
until 2:00 p. m.
Elymas Uorley Pinned Under
Car For 2 Hours onday Might
TO BE OBSERVED
HERE ON MONDAY
Veterans' Day November 11
will be observed here on Mom.ay.
November 12, it was stated her"
this week. Although business
firms will, remain open for busi
ness, the postoffice, both banks,
the courthouse, welfare depart
ment, draft board and ASC of
fices will be closed.
It was stated that the Health
Department will be open as usual.
DEWEY GENTRY WINS
IN CONSTABLE RACE,
Dewey; Gentry- (R) was elected
Constable in No.' Two Township
despite an active write-in effort
for Clifford Buclcner.
Ward 1 Dewey 'Gentry ,. 217
Ward 2 61
Ward '3 106
iVard 1-j-Oifford Bnckner 44
Ward:t t--'JLf 11
Leake Leads Ticket; Coates
Is High Man On GOP
A record number of voters went
to the 23 polling places Tuesday
in Madison County and returns
late Tuesday night revealed that
the Democrats had won every
county office, except the office
of county coroner which was won
by Fred McDevitt, incumbent. He
Actually, the only office which
"changed hands" was the Regis
ter of Deeds which was won by
Democrat Hilliard Teague, who
ousted A. W. Coates, Republi
can, who had held the office 16
A. E. Leake, who was over
whelmingly selected as represent
ative in the General Assembly, led
the ticket with a total of 5,160
votes. The Rev. V. C. Fisher,
his opponent, received 3,473 votes.
Although B. H. Winters led in
his contest for reelection as State
Senator from the 30th District
in Madison County with a vote of
4,920, his Republican opponent,
John C. McBee won the majority
throughout the District and will
be the State Senator from this
An unusually orderly crowd,
numbering several hundreds, came
to Marshall Tuesday night to
watch the. unofficial returns post
ed on the News-Record black
board. By 12:30 o'clock, Wednesday-"
morning, 20 of the ?3
precincts had reported county re
rn bu national, and state re
ly ". known ujrtil the official
countoff here Th&ty. s
Winners in theCcouniy are: ".
Renresentative. A. E. Leake.
Register of Deeds,
Auditor, Ted R. Russell.
Tax Collector, Fred Redmom.
Commissioners: Wayne Brig
man, Dewey Wallin, Rex Allen.
Surveyor, R. Wesley Hunter.
Coroner, Fred McDevitt.
Complete and official returns
are published in the table on
Page Six of 'this issue.
Accident Occurs On Doggett
A 17-year-old youth lay beneath
an automobile for two hours' Mon
day night while law officers fran
tically searched for the auto wreck
in which he was pinned in a re
mote section of Madison County.
F.lymas Worlev of the Barnard
section lav helplessly trapped by
an un.i under the wreckage while
officers, unable to get proper di
rections to the accident, conduct
ed an almost county-wide search.
Worley finally was found about
11 p. m., by officers of the Sher
iff's Department A wrecker
was required to lift the car from
his arm. uCt-.
Three eampankma had been un-. ,
Ma to 'do fto. After th wreck--
occupants id it happened when
a aprins; broka and the car went
down an embankmsnt the youths
went to a. farmer's boose, for he!p.
, Tha farmer had - no . telephone
but droe 2a miles in his trotk ti
find one. Officers said he v -excited
he faVe unclear d '
to'.the tene..'':s '
SUtp Highway; Tf "
Feldmsn said he i
1"3 lt". s s-1 t
hours ,1.;" ' " j f r .
paved T" I i
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