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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1956
PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
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Buy Christmas Saab
To Be In drs
Urgent Problems Will
Cited; Public Mutt
A countvwide meetinsr for
purpose of stressing the impor
tance of the Red Cross Program
in Madison County w'll be held at
the community building in Mars
Hill on Thursday night, Novem
ber 29 at eight o'clock.
Miss Ruth Lockman, National
Red Cross Field Representative
for western North Carolina, will i
preside at the meeting and stress J
the urgent need for more coop
eration. It has been pointed out
that' Madison County is on the
verge of losing the seTvioes ef tie
Red Cross, which includes the all
important Blood Program.
tti addition to Miss Leckman,
other Red Cross officials wll be
at the meeting to explain what
must be done in order for the
Red Cross programs to be con
tinued in Madison County.
People from every section of
the county are expected to be
present in this all-out effort to
assure continuance of the pro
grams. The public is urged to
keep this date in mind and make
plans to attend this meeting.
SFC J. J. Slusarski
Replaces Srt. Kluttz;
Here On Mondays
SFC Joseph J. Slusarski, Unit
ed States Army Recrwtiiwr Serv"
ice, has been assigned to the
Madison County Area by the Ar
my Recruiting Service, replacing
SiSgt. Klutti according - to . word
received here this week.--
-,ovttinTv assigned;-to the
Madison Area from the Ordnance
Guided MSssile Center, Huntsville,
Alabama. Sergeant Slusarski and
his family are presently living in
Sergeant Slusarski will be at
the Court House in Marshall Mon
day of each week from 10:00 a.
m, to 1:00 p. m.
Election To Be Held
P. R. Elam of Marshall and
Zeno Ponder of Alexander have
been nominated as candidates for
supervisor of the Madison County
Soil Conservation District.
Election of a supervisor will he
held during the week of December
3-8. Ballot boxes will be placed
hi each precinct of Madison
Present superrvisors who win re
main on the board in 1957 Me E.
Ci." Teagae and- Rankin Waffi.
QectiM for a three-yeac term.
VV "' X NESBITT
Qs CSill In Gcsd Position
Fcr iaqior Ccllogc DovjI Did?
Mars Hdll, Nov. 19 Coach
Don Henderson's Mars Hill Col-
lege Mountain Lions have just
completed the most successful
: .seasM in years at the 100-year-
oW fcstltution. The 7-2 record
i (place the Lions high in the
: Eastern division rating and in
'f KM for a' bid to a junior college
howl game. .
Ceach Henderson received a
telegram recently ' from Benton
Heights, Michigan, , which stated,
' "Wire today If you are interested
in jeeerfnigJa bid for ehampion
. hip rootballGamePecenAer 16."
Ayntrsct followed the telegram
requestifts statistics, squad - ros
. . tsr, p4ctires,. ssd general, eollege
news. ; The fms! selection will be
made on November ST. f Hibbings
inkr College Hibbings, Mlnn
with W record, Grand Rapids
Junior College, Grand Rapids,
T'ich. w5th a M-2 record and
ITars H'U with a 7-2 record are
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Makes Great Record
HAS FINE RECORD
To Play With All-Stars In
Was 1956 King
Clarence Edward, son of Mr.
md M"i. Charlie Edwards of
Marshall, has made quite a record
at Marshall High School. For
the past four years he has star
red in practically every football
game he has played in and has
been termed "one of the. most
elusive backs ever to perform in
western North Carolina." Not
only - is the Marshall senfior-agrea
offensive player but he Is a rug
ged and sharp blocker and tack
ier. Has teammates elected him
co-captain of the 1956 football
team where he was the "take
charge" player in practically ev
ery game. Coach Barnwell has
termed Clarence as one of the
finest line-backers he has eer
coached as well as great on of
fense. He was selected on the All-Star
Senior Midwestern team which
will meet outstanding senior play
rs from Buncombe County
schools at Memorial Stadium on
The 19-year-old Edwards not
only starred on the football team
but was also a varsity player on
the baseball and basketball teams
of Marshall High School.
"He will be a hard boy to re
place after praduation," Coach
In edition to his athletic abili
ty, Edwards, who is very modest
'g 'also one of the most popular
students at the school He was
selecd as Fcotball King of 1956
and is also active in other school
CLYDE COOK IS
IN GUN MISHAP
Clyde Cook, 30, son 'of Mrs.
Kelee Cook and the late Mr. Cook,
of Marshall RFD 8, was rushed
to the Moore General Hospital
Sunday morning after receiving
s gunshot in the left leg and
knee. According to Sheriff E.
Y. Ponder, wno investigated the
accident, Mr. Cook was cleaning
his' icalJbre ''riffle and it. acci
dentally scbargsd:f Mri : Cook
was alone atf timt tne ae
cident which - eoeurred ' sbout ten
ofdock Sunday '-jarah&:-
He is farmer of that section
and a veteran of the Ketssn War.
Hds, eonditioa is reported sat
WORK ON SOIL
!VI FlInr Announces
Land IifMnv Contest
Notth Carolina's hankers, who
recently won a national award for
service to Tar Heel farmers, this
week bepan work on one of their
most important annual projects.
Details' of the bankers' program
to encnuranre better soil conser
vation practices were announced
locally by Miss Mae Fleming, As
sistant Cashier, Citizens Bank,
who recently was appointed as
County Key Banker for this coun
ty. For the third straight year,
plans are being made for a state
wide Land .Judging Meet at which
hundreds of young Tar Heel farm
ers, members of the Future Farm
ers of America will compete for
prizes and for a trip to the na
tional contest in Oklahoma next
Actually the contest is a climax
to a year's study of soil conserva
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THURSDAY A. M.
A Community Thanksgiving
Service will be held at the Mar
shall Presbyterian Church Thurs
day morning at 10:00 o'clock.
The service will be broadcast over
-Hie Rev... L. . -Richard .JtfeU&J
will deliver the message and Mr.
Henry Clay Edwards will have
charge of the special music.
The public is cordially invited
SPELLING OUT THANKSGIVING
THANK GOD in your church or synagague for the
blessings of peace and brotherhood we enjoy in
ONOR the American tradition of fair play and mu
people's strength and well-being.
ANSWER the defeatists, the "nationalists," and the
fear-makers' with a united determination to
make democracy work better.
OURISH our way of life
and giving everyone
ute to our country.
INOW your neighbor, your partner in our common
enterprise of self-government.
OW the seed of brotherhood in your community by
IVE generously to those
heln us to be our brother's keeper, and to ex
press our thanks for the blessings we enjoy.
INSURE America against every form of totalitarian
ism and tyranny by being loyal to the principles
of our republic; "one nation, indivisible," of
many races, many religions "with liberty and
justice for all," for men of every religion and
VALUE your fellow-Americana for their individual
merits, whatever their national origin, race, or
IMPRESS young people with the conviction that
freedom is not a gift on a silver platter, but a
responsibility which every American must
discharge for himself.
AIL the hate-rumors which would poison us by set
ting Catholics against Protestants, Gentiles
against iews,. workers against employers, whites'
RANT to aU people the
want for yourself.
ilf w Wto thoW things Uien every day wfll be,
' a day for Thanksgiving, I . W rf
5, IS A VICTIM
Greenville, S. C, Nov. 20
Cynthia Edwards is dead. The
5-year-old Greenville girl, a leu
kemia victim who drew world
wide response when her fate was
made known in newspapers and
wire stories, died today.
She suffered from the incurahie
disease a little over four months.
Cindy, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. John J. Edwards, received
letters, postcards and even gifts
from as far away as Germany
and South America during her
Before moving here a year ago
the family had lived at Asheville.
Mrs. Edwards is the former Miss
Edna Landreth. Edwards is with
Her illness was discovered last
June when her parents noticed
she was not feeling well. Her doc
tors gave her two months of nor
mal activity at the time.
The mailman became one of
Cynthia's best friends as friends
and strangers wrote cheerful let
ters and sent packages to her. In
cluded in 6he gifts were "Tar Ba
by," a little black dog; "Snow
ball," a bird; and "Myrtle," a
Funeral services will be con
ducted Thursday at 2 p. m., at
Old Bull Creek Baptist Church,
near Mars Hill, N. C by Dr. D.
M. Rivers, the Rev. C. D. Bes
singer and the Rev. L. B. Sauls.
Burial will be in the church cem
Louis Burriss, William. Landreth
and Neal Pyatt.
Surviving besides the parents
are one "brother, Robert Doaivan
Edwards; grandparents, Mr. and
DiHard 'Edwards of Mar
dr'eth of Weaverville, N. C; and
great grandparents, Mrs. J. V,
Cargile of Mars Hill and Mrs. L
J. Crowe of Marshall.
an important source of our
by respecting differences,
an equal chance to contrib
worthwhile cases which
same opportunities you
Ordinance Prohibits Fire
From Leaving Corporate
MARS HILL FFA
Marshall Team Wins 2nd
Place With 402 Points;
Mars Hill placed first with 487
points in the annual land judging
contest conducted by the Blue
Ridtrc Federation of' Future
FaiTners of America chapters
Tuesday on Tom Bonham's farm
in Avery's Creek section.
Marshall was second with 402,
Burnsville third with 390 and
Walnut fourth with 365.
The federation represent 12
FFA chapters in Buncombe, Mad
ison and Yancey counties.
Mars Hill team composed of
Vernon Davis. Clifford Metcalf
and Donald Revis and coached by
J. E. Mclntire, vocational agri
culture teacher, will compete in
the state contest to be held at
Apex in April.
The runnerup Marshall team in
cluded Maurice Clark, Ralph Ball,
Johnny Ball and was coached by
Lyman Martin, teacher.
Donald Banks, Philip Bailey
and Philip Garland were members
of the third-place Burnsrille
team, with Max Proffitt, teacher.
Walnut team members were Al
vin Craine, Roland Bullman and
Gene Cantrell, with Jack Cole,
Other FFA teams competing
Tuesday were Owen with 305
noints. Reynolds with 264 and
Valley SpTiags with 242.
,Contrtt fudges and leaders in
eluded Charles PatJfcon and Orville
Williams of Asheville, J. Nesbdtt
and Byard Hay of Marshall, Joe
Cawthorn of Franklin and Clif
ford MacCachren of Waynesville-
Charles Berry Ballard, 35, of
Marshal HFD 1, -was reported in
critical condition Tuesday night
at St. Joseph's Hospital as the
result of a rifle bullet wound suf
fered 'while hunting in the Pink
Beds seetion df Pisgah National
Ballard suffered the loss of
considerable blood when the rifle
severed the main leg artery in
his upper letft thh.
He -was fount! ki need df eight
pints of blood upon arrvial by
amiitnaiioe at rthe hospital.
Circumstances rioundn the
I shooting were oerng investigated
j Tuesday wdgfrt by Henderson and
Trangylvanxs Cmmty aufharities
and gafcwli Edwands, refuse su
pervisor, western management
area, for the W. C Wildlife Re-!
Edwards said Ballard was found'
wounded and bleeding profusely
Tuesday abas 2 p.
Grassy Lot Gas in the Pink Beds.
G. H. BrUceaiaa sf Tryon re
ported ts Edwards that he heard
a man ihoutiBg for betf sad asar
Ballard coming ever a sigh
Ballard was still eoasdoiu at
the time and said that as "didat
know what had happened,"
Bridgcman told Edwards.
An. ambulance was eaUsd and
BaUsrd asked to be taken to as
AsheviUe hospital. '
; Edwards said bis investigation
disclosed that Ballard had beea
struck by a. small , caliber higV
Velodty rifls buBet1 which ex
plodes fefter biting aa abjeeb ,
- Sheriff E. V. ..OiQiagham .. of
Transylvania i County was called
to the scene of the shooting and
saAa Ms lnveatfcatioa had not
been complete Tuesday snght :
The shooting oocarred la what
is knowa as oompsttment. C ef
the Korth Mills River area la the
PJeh; KattoaaJ rorest--.I9rast
Wins First Place
Spring Creek Boy
Wins Top Honors
At N.C. State Fair
V.. no; . w nf thi
Senior Class of Spring Creek
High School, won first place in
the Individual Burley Tobacco
Grading contest held in Raleigh
at the C. State Fair. As win
ner he received a check for $50.00.
Vance has been a member of
Sprang Creek tobacco grading
team since he entered high school.
He has also been active in other
Mr. Guy Angel is his instruct
or. Mr. Angel has been FFA
advisor for the past two and one-
Vance is ttie son of Mr. and
"Mrs. Glen Davis of Spring Creek.
GENTRY ALSO WINS
Joe Gentry, a junior at Spring
Creek, was awarded a check for
$28.00. He won second place in
the Individual Burley Tobacco
Grading Contest. Joe also has
been an active FFA member. He
has been a member of the tobac
co grading team for 2 years.
Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
D. J. tGentry, akm of Spring
dison Farmers Ranked 6th
In Tonnage Of Alfalfa Hay
SEAL SALE NOW
IN FULL SWING;
The local 1954 Tuberculosis
Christmas Seal sale got -underway
Friday of last week when letters
cv v'nnur Seals and beads were
nv ed throughout the county.
Again this year county residents
are arged to buy Christmas Seals
to help rid this community af tu
berculosis, which is not licked as
soma have assumed.
The prerrem to cut down on
the tuberculosis rate includes s
wide-spread chest X-ray program.
Last year,' the Madison County
Tuberculosis Association paid for
contacts which were X-rayed, as
wH as buying clothing for San
Madison County new baa 7 pa
tients in the Western N. C. San
atorium at Black Mountain; 1 ac
tive case at home; and S Arrested
cases which are now at home.
' Mrs. Bcwwa Aumona of Mart
Bill is Chairman of the Ksdison
County Tuberculosis Assc-r' ' a,
and Glenn Carter of liars L.J is
Seal Sal Chairmaa for the co-o-ty
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Ranger -Ted Seeley st lliwi tJ
was also farrett! ,t;rg tie i' .t-
Duckett Succeeds Story A
Fire Chief; Improvements
Due to a ruling of the Attorney
General and also following a vis
it of a representative of Nation
al Board of Fire Underwriters
here recently, the mayor and
board of aldermen have official
ly ordered that the fire truck
shall not answer calls outside the
coroporate limits of Marshall. Al
though an ordinance had already
been passed prohibiting the fire
truck to leave the city limits it
has- lieen the practice of the fire
men to go outside the limits when
the occasion arose.
"We have always felt it our
moral duty to help put out fires
near Marshall whether inside or
outside the corporate limits, al
though we realized this was
against the ordinance in Marshall
and also "frowned on"' by State
regulations," Jim Story, fire
At the request of Mr. Story,
the mayor and board of aldermen
recently met in special session to
discuss several problems regard
ing fire protection, improvements,
nazaras, ana resiricnons rciu-
msr answering u x.-.
Story and Assistant Chief Allen
Duckett pointed out several haz
ards and suggested many im
provements which the town offi
cials are now working on and co
operating to the fullest. In the
near future it is hoped that two
or three fire hydrants. can be in
stalled on Gudger Street (Back
Street). This would add greatly
to the facilities of fighting fires
and would also alleviate the prob
lem of stalling traffic during
fires in the business district.
It was also announced that ad-
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A request from the National
Red Cross urges all chaptMS to
have all their First Aid and Home
Nursing Instructors listed with
Red Cross and Civil Defense.
If your name is not n our
list, please call 3491 so that our
Instructors' list may be up to
North Carolina fanners have
been busy developing a beef and
dairy industry in this State for
several years. They have of ne
cessity been increasing their win
ter feed supply and alfalfa, the
"Queen of the Hay Crops," has
received a lot of attention. Mad
ison County is coming .along with
the State in this endeavor and
ranks eleventh among the one
hundred counties of the State in
alfalfa acreage according to the
1954 Census of Agriculture. This
is an advance from fourteenth
place in 1949. In tonnage tt al-
sfalfa hay produced only six coun
ties rank ahead of Madison.
The six counties, with a better
tonnage yield and the ten counties
with a larger alfafa acreage had
better keep sowing if they value
their alfalfa record, for Madison
County farmers are cfaampiaa; at
the bits and moving on up the
rail. Wo now have a half acre
of alfalfa par farm and we would
rather have the numerator remov
ed aad thus show two acres par
farm average.' -
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