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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1963
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Three Firms, School Are
Burglarized Here Sunday
No Merchandise Is Taken;
Burglars entered three Mar
shall firms and the high school
building Saturday night, appar
ently in seareh for money only.
The burglars entered Coal, Feed
& Lumber Co., Belk-Hroome Store
and National Five & Ten Cent
Stole, but failed in attempts to
crack safes in the first two, the
sheriff reported. S. ('. Rudisill
owner of the five an ten cent
store, reported the loss of $50 to
$100 in cash from two small cash
registers. One of the cash draw
ers was found behind the build
ing on the ground.
The fronts of large safes at the
coal company ami department
store were battered by the would
he thieves, but were not opened
Apparently no merchandise .vas
The sheriff said he believed the
businesses had b e e n enter ed
through the front doors.
At the high school, the princi
pal's office was broken into, but
nothing was taken there.
The sheriff was assisted by
The investigation is cont inui nr..
BY MUSIC CO.
How does it feel to receive con
tracts from a nationally known
music company which has accept
ed your poems to be "put to mu
sic?" Ask Jerry Boswell, 18-year-old
Jerry, who graduated from
Walnut High School in 1962, was
an outstanding student, being a
basketball and baseball star, a
member of the FFA and 4-H
clubs and a member of the Beta
Club. He is currently taking a
correspondence course in Trans
portation. Jerry started writing poems a
bout six months ago and decided
to send a few samples to Five Star
Music Masters Company, of Bos
ton, Mass. This company is note!
for developing poems and ballads
by writing music for the words
and getting them recorded to be
hidded on by artists and musi
cians. Kaiiy in December, Jerry re
ceived a contract for his poem
entitled, "Always Losing" and
more recently received another
contract for his poem, entitled, I
Know We'll Never Part."
"I'm sure glad I sent off those
poems and hope more of my po
ems will be accepted," Jerry said
here this week.
Thomas, Davis Reinstated
At Marshall Post Office
Investigation Prompted By
Two Marshall Post Office em
ployees who were dismissed for
"unsatisfactory service" early in
1961 have been reinstated.
Marvin Ball, acting postmaster,
Saturday confirmed reinstate
ment of Paul Thomas a substi
tute clerk, and Earl W. Davis, a
The Post Office Department in
Washington announced in Janu
ary last year that the two men had
been dismissed for unsatisfact
ory service while on probation."
The action of the postmaster at
the time brought protests in the
county, and a number of Mar
shall citizens asked in a sews pa
per advertisement for an investi
gation. 11m reinstatements were recom
mended, by Graydon J. Pugh, re
gional Civil Service Commission '
Will Attend Meet
Rep. L. B. Ramsey
WCC MEET SAT.
Fleeted representatives to the
General Assembly of North Caro
lina from Westein counties will
meet at .'i p. in., Saturday, Jan.
in Hunter Library at Western
Carolina College in Ctillowhee.
Cordon Greenwood of Black Moun
tain, chairman of the group, has
About L! -r state senators and
representatives, including Repre
sentative Liston It. Ramsey, of
Madison County, are expected to
Guest speaker will be Clifton
Blue of Aberdeen, who is slated
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BENNES TO BE
SPEAKER AT MH
Mrs. Bruce Murray, president
of the Mars Hill Parent-Teacher
Association, announces that Joe
Bonnes, WNC School lius Driver
Training Superintendent, will bo
the guest speaker at the Associa
tion n ting to be held Monday
night, in the school auditorium.
The meeting will begin at 7:'!U
Mrs. Bill Silver, program chair
man, stated that Mr. Bonnes will
probably discuss various pro!)
lems connected with school buses
and their operations.
Mrs. Murray urges that as
many parents and teachers attend
as possibly can.
appeals examiner in Atlanta, in
letters to the acting postmaster.
One letter, dated Dec. 7, 1962,
specifically referring to Thomas,
said the substitute clerk had ap
pealed the separation, claiming
his "separation was based on po
A Civil Service representative
conducted a personal investiga
tion into the matter, the letter
"The facts developed through
that investigation have all been
carefully considered by the Civil
Service Commissioners," the let
ter read. "The Commissioners
have decided that the weight of
the evidence indicates that Mr.
Thomas' separation was based on
political considerations and that
corrective action is to be taken."
Th -letter recommended that
Thomas be restored to his fro
mer position and instructed to re-
turn to duty at once.
CATTLE SALE TO
BE HELD APR. 23
Madison County cattlemen will
now have an opportunity to sell
or purchase cattle on an organiz
ed graded sale this spring, Harry
G. Silver, county agent, stated this
week. Plans have been made to
have a feeder cattle sale sponsor
eel by the North Carolina Cattle
men's Association; the North Car
olina Department of Agriculture
and North Carolina Agriculture
Extension Service, The sale will
ho hel dat The Western Carolina
Livestock Yard on Tuesday, Ap
Farmers may consign steers or
open heifers of beef breeding.
The cattle must be dehorned and
tin; heifers guaranteed open. The
weights may vary from HBO lbs.
up. All cattle consigned must
grade medium or better. They
will be sold in uniform lots, mak
ing an attractive package for the
sellers and to the buyers. Spring
prices are usually are from $2.0(1
to $:i.00 per hundred pounds a-
bove fall prices.
Any Madison farmer having
cuttle he wishes to consign in
(his sale should prepare them for
market by having them dehorned,
castrated if bulls now, and be
sure to Keep the heifers away
from the hulls.
For more information on this
sale, contact the county agricul
tural agents office in the court
house in Marshall.
Postage is to be upped soon and
the old-fashioned nickle will a
gain come into its own.
George Harmon Family Is
Charged With 22
The six who wore indicted by
a federal grand jury last Novem
ber on a 22-count bill alleging 37
overt acts including conspiracy to
use the mails to defraud and use
of fictitious names, being held
in Buncombe County jail in default
of bonds totaling $9,00(1, are the
father, George Harmon of Marshall
RFD C; his son, Donald, 20, of
Asheville; another son, Landon, 22,
of RFD . Marshall; Mrs. Orlie
Mao Norton of KKD (, Marshall
and her husband, Vernon Norton,
2.'!, of Cleveland, Ohio. A younger
son of the- elder Harmon, age lb.
was freed after posting $1,000
Mrs. Orlie Mae Norton was ar
rested in a telephone booth at the
Union Bus Station in Asheville last
Friday morning. The father was
arrested in the family home in the
Foster Creek section of Madison
County. Harmon was arrested in
Asheville and Norton was taken in
to custody in the Spillcorn section
of Madison County. All three ar
rests were made Thursday night,
Jan. 3, 1963. Landon Harmon and
younger brother, 15, surrendered
to the marshal's office in Ashe
Postal inspectors in Asheville
said some $2,700 in merchants' com
plaints have been received from as
far away as Minnesota and New
York. Items ordered included cam
eras, phonograph records, project
ors and books, the inspector said.
Trial was set for the May crim
inal term of U. S. District Court
No Decrease In
Burley For 1963
According to latest information
there has been no decrease in
Burley acreage for 1963 as of
A release published in the issue
of December 27 stated that five
percent decrease in acreage had
been announced for 1MB. This re
lease was in error.
The News-Record it glad to
AND MAYOR DIES
Rev. Z. V. Arthur Rites To
Be Held On Friday
Tho Rev. Z. V. Arthur, 7'i, of
Hot Springs died about noon
Wednesday, Jan. 'J, 196.'i, in a Syl
va hospital following a lengthy
Funeral services will he held
Friday morning at 11:00 o'clock
at the Hot Springs Methodist
Church. Tho Revs. H. R. Sellers
and W. C. Clark will officiate
The body will be interred in Del
Pallbearers will be Willie Col
lins, Kenneth Burgin, Reeves
Church, Swan Huff, Aubrey Ram
sey and William Kissack.
The body will lie in state HO
minutes prior to the service.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Agnes Arthur of Hot Springs; one
daughter, Mrs. Violet R. Lewis of
Marion, 111.; and one brother, One
Arthur of Delaware, Ohio.
Mr. Arthur was a former may
or of Hot Springs and was pas
tor of Hot Springs Methodist
Church for 12 years. He also had
served as an Army chaplain.
The family requests that con
trihutions be made to Hot Splint's
Methodist Church in lieu of flow
Bowman Funeral Home is i.i
Internal parasites of yearling
cattle cost farmers heavily in loss
ln.Jteir beef cattle and
tHratres to iTliflntalri
v Trteifirtu. ctates printess w .
LEngland, assistant county agent.
Tne.se internal parasnes can
controlled by drenching the cat
tle with a prepared mixture con
taining phenothiazine. This pre
pared mixture is finely ground and
is very effective for this purpose.
The best way to administer this
medicine is with a drench gun. A
four ounce or six ounce gun can
he purchased at a reasonable price
and is well worth the money for
the purpose of drenching animals
on the farm. There is very little
danger of getting the phenothia
zine in the lungs of the animal
and causing pneumonia.
The leaders of most nations ate!
willing to smoke the peace I
pipe, but no one wants to inhale.
IS AIRED HERE
Thought Given To Setting
Up Training Program
Speaking before more than 20
Madison County agricultural, bus
iness and civic leaders at the
French Broad Electric Member
ship Co-op Building here Monday
afternoon, Philip R. Penland, man
ager of the employment Security
Commission office in Asheville ex
plained the recently enacted Man
power Development and Training
Program. Mr. Penland also com
pared this program with the Area
tion (ARA) Program.
It is hoped that in the near fu
ture some training program
which will benefit both Madison
and Buncombe Counties can be
set up to enable unemployed to
better their skills thus leading to
Mr. Penland's visit here was
made possible through the efforts
of the Madison County Agricul
tural Workers Council.
Boyd Baueom. president of the
Council, presided and introduced
The practice of putting tobac
co stalks back on the field where
the tobacco is to be grown next
year is not a good one. The
chances of diseases in next year's
tobacco crop are greatly increas
ed by this practice.
Farmers in Madison County
have been having trouble with
leaf spot diseases in recent years
and this is one way of assuring
yourself that the leaf spot dis
ease will show up next year. Al
so, any other disease which might
have been present in last year's
crop will be carried directly to
this year's crop by this practice.
Tobacco stalks are very valuable
as a source of fertilizer, but they
should be used on pastures or to
be placed on thin places on the
soil in the pasture. These tobac
co stalks may be placed on other
fields than tobacco and the value
will he great.
i Most successful men live o n
the theory that life begins each
morning of the year.
Applications Being Accepted
For New Tobacco Allotments
Mrs. George B. Shupe
PRES. OF DEMO.
Zeno H. Ponder Speaks To
Officers were elected and by
laws adopted here Wednesday
night at a meeting of the Madi
son County Women's Democratic
Party Organization held in the
Marshall school lunchroom.
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MHC LIONS TO
HOST A-B FRI.
Former Junior College confer
ence rivals, the Asheville-Bilt
more Bulldogs, will provide the
opposition for the Mars Hill Col
lego Lions in a game slated at 3
p. m. here tomorrow (Friday Jan.
It will be the final game of the
month for Coach Harrell Wood's
Baptist cagers, who take time out
next week for first semester ex
ams. They will return to action
on Feb. 5 against Milligan.
Workmen are busy this week
renairing the ceiling on the court
room and in several offices in the
courthouse where plaster has
.hsA Afltse, ,
The courtroom ceiling is being
"stripped" and several offices are
Tax Cut On Some
'63 Income Hoped
The driver of a transfer trick
escaped injury early Sunday morn
ing as he jumped from a burning
cab as the truck he was driving
left the highway and overturned
Tho accident occurred near Hope
well Woodworks north of Walnut
Marshall fireman answered the
alarm shortly after five o'clock
Sunday morning. When the fire
man arrived at the scene the cab
was past saving but the fireman
did extinguish the blaze before
more damage was done.
The truck, which was traveling
north toward Tennessee, was emp
ty, it was reported.
ASCS Office Lists February
15 As Closing Date
The local ASCS office is now
accepting applications for 'M'
New farm hurley tobacco allot
ments. Only bonified tobacco pro
ducers who own and will operate
a farm on which no tobacco allot
ment is established for 19f,'i ran
qualify for a new allotment.
Ralph W. Ramsey, ASCS office
manager for Madison County
points out that the applicant must
meet each and all of the eligibili
ty requirements in order to get a
new allotment established: (1)
The farm operator shall have had
experience in growing tobacco for
at least two years out of the past
five years, either as a tenant,
farm operator, or sharecropper;
(2) Tho farm operator must live
an and obtain 50';; or more of his
1963 income from the farm o n
which the application is filed; (.'i)
The farm covered by the applica
tion shall be the only farm owned
by the operator for which a bur
ley allotment, is established; (4)
The farm shall be operated by the
Ramsey said that the one re
quirement which barred most ap
plicants from being eligible was
that of deriving 50'I or more of
their income from the farm o n
ivhich they are applying. He fur
ther explained that in determin
ing the farms income for 1th!.'! the
expected income from any pros
pected tobacco allotment of the
applicant is met.
In conclusion, Ramsey said that
February 15 is the closing date for
filing an application for a new
hurley allotment for 1963 and
that any interested farm owner
who thinks he can meet all the
requirements should contact the
ASCS Office in Marshall for the
details and making a formal ap
lication. French Broad
Improvements To Be Made;
The French Broad Electric
Membership Corp. of Marshall,
which supplies electric power to
some 13,400 customers in Madi
son. Yancey, Mitchel and Bun
combe counties, has received s
loan of $460,000 from the Rural
Electrification Administration, it
was announced last Friday.
The money will be used for im
provement of the company's pres
ent facilities and installation of
facilities for aa estimated 800 new
customers over the next two years,
according to Douglas m.
Washington A tax cut on
part of 19(13 income is possible if
the House can vote on the issue
hy Juno, highly placed strategists
The chances for a reduction in
volving I96.'l income which to
ask were not rated exceptional
ly high hy congressional sources
closest to the problem. Hut nei
ther was such a possibility writ
Consideration of a cut retroae
live all the way to Jan. ! of this
year apparently has been dropped
both by the administration and
For a tax cut to tie voted this
year, one key strategist said, the
House Ways and Means Commit
tee would have to finish its hear
ings and lull writing by the be
ginning of June And Congress
for the s()fond sunvessive year
would have to stay in session well
Speaker John VV. MeCormack,
1 1 Mass., told a news conference
he thinks the House will vote a
tax cut bill this year if the I'res
ilent want. one MeCormack
made no predictions about the
All tax legislation must origi
nate in the House, specifically in
it ; Ways and Means Committee.
Chairman Wilbur 1). Mills, O
Aik., has consistently opposed a
tax cut unconnected with tax re
form, thus in effect ruling out a
quickly passed stopgap bill.
Hut Mills was said to be ready
to give top priority to administra
tion proposals, expected in a few
days, for an omnibus law cutting
down some of the special exemp
tions and treatments of income in
the present tax code, and reduc
ing rates both for individual and
Mills, it was learned, will not
insist that the so-called loophole
closing completely offset the loss
of revenue from rate reduction.
But he may seek assurances on
control of federal spending to
keep down the increased deficit.
Kennedy has said he intends to
hold spending at present levels,
except for defense and space ap
propriations and fixed chrages.
OF DIMES J AN. 19
A program of gospel singing
will be held at the Asheville City
Auditorium on Saturday night,
January 19 from 7:30 to 12:00 o
clock, it was announced this
week. A free-will offering will be
taken up during the program t o
go to the March of Dimes cam
paign, it was explained. There
will be no admission to the enter
tainment. All singers and the public are
invited to attend and participate.
C. E. Bailey is chairman of ar
rangements and Frank Reed will
serve as masters of ceremony.
son manager of the corporation.
Conversion of the system from
single-phase to three-phase opera
tion and other improvements will
cost some $175,000, Robinson
Connection of new customers to
the system will add an estimated
60 miles of lines and cost ap
proximately $257,300, he said.
The sum of $17,500 has been al
lotted for installation of yard
Consumption of power hy the
corporation's customers has been
increasing at the rate of about
11 Mi pes cent a year, according
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