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iGr:npfeps';; Holiday Scheme
ncfiuncsd For Stores, Offices
Bfcnks And Courthouse Also
J Announce Schedule
A tentative ChristmaB Holiday
Schedule was announced this week
Stg officiate of -tie Marshall Mer
chants Aaeociaitaon. '
Both banks Will Be closed Tues
day and Wednesday; all grocery
stores will be dloeed Tneeday and
Wednesday ana jnost of the oth
er stores will be closed Tuesday
and Wednesday! It was announced
that Belk'a would be open Wed
nesday, Dee. SO.
All offices in the courthouse
wiU be closed Monday, Tuesday,
and ' Wednesday of next week, it
waa annwinred. , , - "
The V Maddsott ' Ownrty WeMare
Deparnmeat will be ctosad from
Friday afternoon ? to .Thuwday,
December -$7; to Draft Board
will be closed from Thursday of
this week until Monday, Dee. 81;
Health Department will be dosed
Monday, 'Tuesday and i;' Wednes-iv-
PJLA .Office. Monday and
Tuesday: P-H-A.' Offtea, Monday
nA Tnaadavi'nd Trench Broad
Eleetrio Memheratno Oorvoratioo,
Uondayand Tuaaday. 4
The 1057 Agricultural Conser
vation Program for Madison
County as developed by the Coun
ty ASC Committee in consultation
with the other Agricultural Agen
oies of the county, should prove to
be one of the best in the history
of the program, according to Mr.
Novile Hawkins, chairman of the
County ASC Committee. Mr.
Hawkins pointed - out that tte
county had been allocated $96,
318.00 ia federal funds for use
in carrying out approved soil snd
wAtpr conservation practices on
,v farms duriwr the coming
yer. This is some $7,000.00 more
than the county 8,wn "
' ioka nrosram. The
ACP worto on partnership ba
. ii.mSW ' the . Federal govern-
east with the
D1BUI . . -
farmer: in earrytog oeedefl
iu .nrf watar .'conservation prac-
tices. . Under the" 1WW program
T- the eott-shars by the Government
T wiU bs incrssssd over that J0'
1966 on - most, practices which
f-' means that the farmer's share will
T 1 ha less. The chairman said that
. the - county ACP for 1067 wouW
? alM carry two. new " practices
' t which', were not uwluded under
forniarprogaia. . - 4
; in eonolusion Mv Hawkins asjd
Xf that aa initial. Uay slgn-oP per
:,4od would be held probably to
Jte January or during tha firat
. ; part of February, whereby ianj.
' era could fs theW request a, the
ASC office for cost-sharing o
4 oerformed th
-t wriM. The ACP Is
. . ,f Cm farm program which
i-i -,rm wi'Ji a used are auV
r-srV Vita in. Thia is a
, , fe f r farmers to
- i 'f e Con-
n ' '::h they
A Christmas Candlelight Serv
ice narrating the story of the
Nativity in words and song will
be given by the choir at the Mar
shall Presbyterian Church Sunday
evening at 8:00 o'clock.
Mr. Henry Clay Edwards wdll
direct the music and the narra
tion wiU be made by the pastor,
the Rev L.. Richard Mellin.
The service will be recorded and
broadcast over Radio Station
WIMM3T from 10:00 a. nr., to
11:15 a. m., Christmas Day.
Thousands of pennies may make
a . fortune, but ... no , amount of
smaU talk adds up to wisdom.
fwilt Appear Pemotllr To
Head Document uerore -Senate
And House '
Washington, Dec. 16 Presi
dent Eisenhower will deliver his
annual State of the Union mes
sage, containing his latest assess
ment of international and domest
ic problems on Thursday, Janu
ary 10. , i
The White -House announced
this date today and said the
President will appear personally
before a joint session of the Sen
ate and House at noon to read
Last January Eisenhower's 7y
500 word message was sent to
Congress and read by clerks be
cause the President was recuper
ating from the heart attack he
suffered September 1956.
His previous three such mes
sages were delivered in person,
and tile President is resuming the
id second inauguration, which
takes place on Jan. 21.
This will be the first and most
all eneomoassinar of a series of
presidential messages to the new
Democratic - controlled -congress
convening on Jan. 8.
It is expected to deal in broad
outlines with the. current East-
West Struggle, U. S. mtiitary
needs and their unpact on the
American aoonomyi foreign Vaid,
and such domestic, problems as
farm prices, dvil rights and school
hortaget. .'Jftf ,
In' his fpeaca, .prosperity . and
progress"- csamiadgn fort rs-eleo-tfen,
Eiesnhcwer spoke of the fa
tors in. only the. most gsnsral
temuk: Ha outlined no - specific
new programs for a" second term,
but he ' promised among ether
thingat:'- 4.. $ r . y . I
"Ws shall eontbuM , economic
and' fiscal policler t2t"bavw nelp.
ad generaU ear present prospers
an i c
fv?!l- frese f-rwrd .wit
s i. r 'rr i.
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LIONS CLUB TO
Families Of Blind Will Be
Treated; Drawing At
Courthouse At 3:00
The Marshall Lions Club will
start soon delivering baskets for
the families who have blind mem
bers. These treats for over 30
families have been made possible
through the cooperation of the
public in purchasing tickets with
proceeds being used to purchase
It was announced that the
drawing for the prizes will be held
at the 4oorthouee here Saturday
afternoon at three o'clock. First
prize will be a registered Here
ford year Mug; second prize, a .22
automatic rifle; third prize, a
club aluminum set; fourth prise,
a 45-piece set Fiesta dishes.
"We wish to thank everyone
for being so cooperative in mak
ing Christmas a bit merrier for
those unfortunate families," Mr.
George Shape, Lion
End Uc? -tec
New. York, Dee. 16 -r In bum
ble, unspectacular ways, three Itt
tle magazines were, bora daring;
ths 1870s and' 1880s in a nation ;
stiS growing up. j
In , 60 years they became for:
mmioas Americans, as familisri
and ftisadljr aa -ithe. next door
nsighbor ' . .5
They were the American Mag
amna, Comer's, and the Woman's
Home.Oompanion ', f.'
Now... la aix. saeBths, the sad
has corns for all paradoxkaDy
amid booming times and growing
popularity on the newsstands. V
, Each was a victim, of the eacu
Mar financial 'eomplexioB created
by a fast' growing nation.' Adver
tising revenue, the backbone of
any pC-u4lkn, could not V kept
in rrorer pace w'.'Jx rising costs
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C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1956
Mars Hill, Dec. 14 A total
of 1,819,000 board feet of timber
on the Mars Hill municipal water
shed has been sold to Vestal
Lumber and Manufacturing Com
pany of Erwin, Tenn., on a bid of
$51,500, Mayor John O. Tilson
The mayor said that Vestal's
bid was the highest of five re
ceived by the town. He said the
award .was made' on the recom
mendation of Commercial Forest
ers, Inc., of Asheville.
Commercial f oresters was re
tained by the town to mark the
trees to be harvested and prepare
contract . sperffkations which
would assure protection of water
shed values. '
To safeguard the water supply,
the State Board of Health, Ten
nessee Valley Authority's division
of forestry relations and the
State Division of Forestry were
Miked' to review and assist ia the
development of cutting and log
Ths experience gained by these
public agencies in connection with
the harvesting of umber on the
Waynesyille watershed formed she
basis '' for, their rcommendationa.
by 'thii agicTea sarf,priiieipaUy
with road eonstrosupn-ends
bank protection. iMona of
measures suggested will be objec
tionable to the logger, yet are
sufficient to safeguard the town's
water supply against silting,
Mayor Tilson said.
Christmas Tree In
r'i If you havent seen the Christ
mas tree on the lower floor of the
courihouse, please try to go in and
look at it. It is a very prettily
shaped tree and is beautifully
Congratulations to Carol Pon
der, Mrs. Mary Runnion, Mrs.
Marie Buckner, Ted Russell, Bill
Haynde, and others. It sxlds
greatly to the appearance of the
J. inside of the courthouse.
All three, begun by different
people in different places, evantu
alty became property, of the ACirow-eH-Oollier
Publishing Co. of 4ew
York. With "their demise; the
company retires xronf lh sasga.
ains . fisW. . It ja? eontinus, ito
profitable hook ubUahttg enera-
tfon- ' ..:
The Woman's Borne'; Compan
ion, waa the aldaktt. began in
1873 as a quaint little loHpags
Daguina caflsd, "The Home Com
panion," issued m aeveland. By
1888 K had a .circulation of 18
OsHier'a-waa founded by Peter
Fenekm OoHier, a young Sriah hn
migrant who sold religions .books
from door to idoor' to the middle
I870al ff i A? V s J
- The Uea ef t 'IVy t&em on a
mall weakly r" " t l"'jt rrov
ei so success " t t t fcto
cosiness fori ... t
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MARS HILL FFA
WINS IN TOOL
E. Mclntire Is Mars Hill
And FFA Advisor
The Mars Hill Future Farmers
of America won the annual tool
identification contest of the Blue
Ridge FFA Federation in Mars
Hill Wednesday of last week.
The federation covers Madison,
Buncombe and Yancey counties.
On the winning team were
Bobby Robinson, Larry Phillips,
Max Gibbs and Merritt Lee
lieicestetr placed second with
274 points, 12 behind the winner;
NorthBuncombe was third, Val
ley Springs fourth, Spring Creek
fifth, Owen sixth, Reynolds 7th,
Burnsville eighth and Walnut 9th.
Marshall, Enka and Clyde A.
Erwin did not enter.
' J. E. Mclntire 'is Mars Hill
agriculture teacher and FFA ad
visor. Dr. 17. Lc3!io
'M . far '
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At ZxOO p, M. In Afar
Hill Baptist Church
Dr. W. Locke Robinson, 63, re
tired Mars Hill physician and civ
ic leader, died M 5 p. m., Tuesday,
December 18, 1956 in a Richmond,
Via. hospital after a long illness
He had served on the State
Board of Conservation and Devel
opment during the early part of
Gov. Kerr Scott's tenure and had
worked vigorously for better
schools for Madison County.
Widely beloved throughout Mad
ison County, he had been active
in pali&ics in his spare time and
had once served on the Mars Hill
board of aldermen.
He had served on the board of
trustees of Mars Hill College, and
on the board of deacons of the
Mars Hill Baptist Church. He had
been president of the Madison
County Medical Society and was
a memberf of the American Med
Dr. atobiason also was a char
ter member and a former officer
of the Mare Hill CHviten Club.
He was -a nephew of the late
Dr. Garrett Anderson of Ashe-i
viile, a founder of Aeneville's As
ton Park Hospital.
Dr. Robinson was forced to re
tire about four years ago because
otT 01. .health. after practicing
medkiad ia Ma dissa County since
1928. ;v . ;
'';.IBfs''arsiven' iactuds hi' wife,
fine' former Mlsa Euta Mae Grove,
a native of Jefferson On. Tenn.;
a soa Grove Robinsen, who Ut to
aoltege; , a daughter, lass Patri
cia Robhwon of V home; a sis
tori Urs, WTIiam Uetealf of Man
HOI; and a half4rother, Herman
Robinson of Beech Glea eemmuni
ty, near Mara 2Z1L '- i l' ,"
i A, native of laadtoen Cooaty's
Ivy section, he wu a son of she
late Mr. and lm J. E. Robiassa.
Kia Eii f ' sol at 1, he attend,
ed Mara E12 Colleg lor ons year,
and t.n t'z'tel at C-rson-Kew-r
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Christmas Decoration Contcat
To Be Judged Saturday Uight
CANTATA TO BE
"Memories of the Manger," a
Christmas choir cantata for mixed
voices, by Roy E. Nolte, will be
presented at the Marshall Baptist
Church on Sunday evening, De
cember 23, at 7:00 o'clocH.
Strides will be shown during the
presentation of the cantata.
choir and Mrs.
be Mrs. Howard
Wade Huey, John
Jarrett Jr., and
is director of the
Corbett is organ
Dr. W. Locke Robinson
member of his graduating class.
Dr. Robinson served his intern
ship at Memorial Hospital in Rich
mond, did special work in tuber
culosis at Pine Camp Sanitarium
at Broad Hill, Va.
He and his wife were marriedj
June 30,1980. Mrs. Robinson al
so is a Carson-Newman graduate.
Funeral services will be held
at the Mara Bui Baptist Church
Friday at 2 p. m.
Dr. Robert Seymour pastor of
the oburjsh, will officiate, assisted
by Pr. Hoy BlsckweU, president
of Mars Hill College, and ths Rev.
William U Lynch, a former pastor-,
Intarment will bs in Mam
Hill Cemetery. v , ; .
PeUbearsrs will be Dr. Bruce
Samav Dr Otis Dock, Dr. W. A.
Whdtsonf Charier Brace, R. M.
Lee and Raymond Ramsey, all of
Mara Hill; Dr. Wetdon Chancer,
Weavervill;" and Dr. W H. Uc
CaH,' AsheviU. J ,
fionorary palTera wiU bs
th"meK!;e f """- etiJ
Cuncomls C- ' ' ',-
tip snd i'
Buy Christmas Seals
PRICE: $2.50 A YEAR
Winners To Be Announced
In The (News-Record,
The Christmas Decoration Con
test, sponsored by the Juaranau
Garden Club, will end Saturday
night when judging will be made
between the hours of 6:00 p. m.,
and" 8 :00 p. m.
The contest is open to all resi
dents of Marshall and vncanity,
including Walnut, Hayes Run,
Rollins, Redmon, Rector Corner
and any other nearby community
in which residents are participat
Contestants not in the town
proper are asked to contact Mrs.
Clyde M. Roberts, Mrs. Overton
Gregory or Mrs. Leonard Baker
by 12:00 noon, Saturday, Dec, 22,
so there will be no possibility of
any contestant's home not being
Three prises sre offered: 86.00
grand prize; 83.00 prize for the
best decorated door; and $2.00
prize for the decoration having
the most youthful appeal. There
will be honorable mentions for
I the decoration judged most origi
nal and most inspirational and for
tiie best outdoor, tree and best
window decoration: " Un3r
tions will be judged on originality,
artistry and general appeal Win
ners will bs announced in The
Newff-Record and on Radio Sta
tion WMMH's "Party Line" pro
gram. Hot Springs Clinic
Dates Are Re-Set
It was announced this week
that the Health Clinic at Hot
Springs, originally scheduled to
be held December 24, had been
postponed until Monday, Decem
ber 31, due to the Christmas hol
idays. Donkey Basketball
Game At Walnut
Gym January' 3
Donkey basketball if comtnf tt
Walnut at the ingh school gynma
sium on Thursday,' January S at v
7:30 p.'m. ,.1 i sIaI'
This is America' ' funniest
sport donkey baskethalL" Fun-;
loving sports fans are , pror. laedj
a field day of hilarious ante: " -la-ment
when the world' bsst t a
sd donkey present their r
version of bastetbalL . A t'j ; .
gram has been arranged In c III
tion to donkey .basketbaU. Ats.
.lies of trick and stunts I t m
trick donkey will be pree- ' ! r
h prelhnutery act Al .
and toc-owar ea donkeys
to the evening ef fun for :
andld.,?'A "JV;, "
'Advene tkketo wfll t
They. may Vb bot-U f
member of . the aeulor
Telnut, or from tfte s
sponsor, Mr. Eef.Ie I'
eta .Slay. I tvrLi i '