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(2.60 A Year In Madison Adjoining CoaatteT
NO. 20
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till Introduced
For ABC Vote
Beer, Wine Deleted In Bill;
Provisions Are
Legislation clearing the way for
Hot Springs residents to vote on
legalised liquor sales if the town
commissioners call an election was
introduced Wednesday by Rep.
Listen B. Ramsey of Madison
Ramsey said the bill was intro
duced at the request of "a ma
jority of the governing board" of
the town, members of the Hot
Springs Planning Board and seve
ral other Hot Springs business and
financial leaders.
He said the planning board, in
seeking to reclaim the town's form
er popularity as a tourist resort,
feels the liquor control store issue
a vital factor in its plans.
Ramsey's bill would allow the
board of commissioners of the
town to call the election either on
its own motion or upon petition by
at least 25 per cent of the persons
voting in the last town election.
However, in either instance, the
bill is purely permissive and does
not require the board to call an
election. If the vote is called, at
least 20 days public notice prior
to opening of registration books
would be required. Although no
new j registration would be neces
sary. In event the vote for establish
ing qf a liquor control store car
ried, "net profits from sales would
be distributed to the Madison
County general fund, 33 and a
third per cent; to a committee
composed of the county school
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Democrats Win
Ashefiile Vote
Asheville voters reelected the
Democratic seven - member city
council by 'convincing majorities
Tuesday, and voted in favor of
$750,000 bond issue for a down
town urban renewal project
Alrms'ot 15j,000 voters partici
pated, in the hotly contested mu
nicipal election with Democratic
majorities ranging from 2,500 to
3,300 votes. These same precincts
last November gave a majority to
the Republican candidate for sher
Courthouse Undergoing New
Face-Lifting, Improvements
Wntrk To Be Completed In
Next 2 Week; Huey
In Charge
A much-needed "face-lifting" is
now in progress at (he court
1 bouse here with workmen sand
blasting the brick on the outside
and repainting the woodwork
fhite, trimmei in grey. The dome
Vill be painted in leght grey, it
was said.
The interior of the courtroom
has been greatly improved with
the ceiling being res tripped and
several of the offices in (he
courthouse beimr repainted. The
aide Huey,
of all work done, ft was stated.
The posts on the outside of the
courthouse will also be repaired
and all work is expected to be
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435 Ballot Cast
Here In Election
In last week's issue it-was stat
ed that 400 ballots were cast in
the Marshall election May 7. It
should have read "when more than
400 ballots were cast."
In fact, to be more specific,
435 ballots were cast
Paving Way
In Hot Springs
Marshall's newly-elected mayor
and aldermen met in City Hall last
Thursday night and reorganized
as follows:
J. C. Dodson, clerk and commis
sioner in charge of sewerage.
Caney Ramsey Jr., Street Com
Delmar Payne, Water Commis
Clarence S. Nix is the mayor.
President Kennedy asked Con
gress Tuesday to extend unem
ployment insurance coverage to
three million more workers
.through revisions which he said
"will add to our built-in defenses
against recession."
The President submitted i bill
that would provide for the long
term unemployed up to an extra
26 weeks of federal benefits aft
er that amount of state compen
sation runs out. Thus, jobless
benefits for such persons would
be made available for a full year.
In addition, the measure would
increase the amounts of benefits
to jobless workers to half of the
weekly wages they had received
while employed. The employer's
tax would be increased to help
pay for the program-
The President said the legisla
tion would "carry out a recommen
dation made in my economic re
port to the Congress for long-overdue
permanent improvements in
our federal-state system of un
employment insurance."
"The mt' 26 weeks of unem
ployment benefits would be left
to the states," he said in a letter
transmitting the measure. The
federal government would assume
responsibility for a maximum of
26 additional weeks for those with
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At the regular monthly meeting
of the Mars Hill School PTA held
Monday in the school auditorium,
the following persons were elect
ed to offices for the coming school
year by an overwhelming majori
ty. Mrs. Rachel Messick Chamnan
was elected president. Mrs. Chap-
sor of
two school age daughters, Susan,
age 11, and Melanie, age 9. Mrs.
Chapman is a graduate of Wom
an's College of the University of
North Carolina, holding both the
Bachelors and Masters degree
from that institution. Mrs. Chap
man is a member of Delta Kappa
Gamma Society, Gamma Chapter.
For vice president, Roy Yates
Amnions was elected. Mr. Am
nions is head coach at MHS, and
teaches mathematics. Mr. Am
nions is a graduate of East Ten
nessee State University, and is a
native of Madison County. He is
a member of Gamtna Theta Up
silon, Johnson City, Tenn., chap
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An historic visit of the North
Carolina General Assembly to the
Western North Carolina moun
tains ended Tuesday night when
some 300 solons and their ladies,
including Rep. and Mrs. Listen B.
Ramsey, of Marshall, were hon
ored. The day-long tour concluded
with a visit to Asheville-Biltmore
College and an outdoor supper at
Biltmore Estate held by the Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce.
Earlier in the day the Senate
and House held speeded-up simul
taneous sessions in the gymnasi
um of Western Carolina College
at Cullowhee, where minor bills,
local in nature, were passed by
the assembly.
The trip included a visit to Can
ton to the Carolines plant of
Champion Papers, Inc.
Accompanied by Gov. ferry
Sanford, their wives and guests,
the legislators were welcomed by
William M. Lehmkuhl, Champion
vice president and Carolina Divi
sion manager.
The visitors saw the Champion
YMCA, soon to be replaced by a
new $510,000 building named in
honor of Reuben B. Robertson, for
mer president and board chairman
of Champion.
Legislative action at Cullowhee
included a joint resolution com
memorating the 75th anniversary
of Western Carolina College and
another expressing appreciation
to WNC citizens, Western Carolina
College and the Cherokee Indian
reservation for their hospitality,
Funeral services for Howard L.
Rector, 63, of Marshall, who died
Thursday, May 16, 1963, in the
Western North Carolina Sana
torium at Black Mountain, will be
held Saturday afternoon at two
o'clock in the Marshall Baptist
Dr. Hoyt C. Blackwell, of Mars
Hill, will officiate and burial will
be in the Madison Seminary Bap
tist Church cemetery.
Pallbearers will ' be Clyde M.
Roberts, J. Hubert Davis, Hugh
Fisher, Robel Redmon, Kelley
Davis and William B. Zink.
Honorary pallbearers are J. H.
Sprinkle, William A. Hart, Wil
liam D. Sawyer, H. L. South
ern, J. E. Loftis, Dr. Samuel
Crowe, Dr. J. B. Anderson, Dr. J.
L. McElroy, W. B. Ramsey and
R. W. Zink.
Mr. Rector, a retired Marshall
merchant, had been in declining
health for several years.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Pearl Redmon Rector; one daugh
ter, Mrs. Lucille Rector Hutchins,
one son, John M. Rector, both of
Brevard; his mother, Mrs. Cora
Allison, of Marshall; and several
Bowman Funeral Home is in
Two Western North Carolina
lawmakers joined Tuesday in in
troducing a bill wheih would allow
military veterans to obtain driv
er's licenses free of charge.
The measure was offered in the
House by Reps. Mark Bennett of
Yancey and Listen Ramsey of
Madison. Bennett said the pro
posal would cost the state about
$600,000 in revenue during the
next two fiscal years.
Most worry is self-inflicted-
many people become victims of
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wn hapatience.
Convict Is Killed
While Escaping
On Little Pine
A 27-year-old convict was in
stantly killed near here Tuesday
morning about 10:30 o'clock when
he attempted to escape from a road
gang which was working on a
road in the Little Pine section of
Madison County about five miles
northwest of Marshall.
According to Sheriff E. Y. Pon
der, who investigated the incident,
eight prisoners were working un
der the supervision of the prison
department when Eugene Smith,
of Rutherford ton, who serving a
10-15 year sentence for assault on
a female with intent to commit
rape, started running in an at
tempt to escape.
Billy Young, a guard, fired his
30-30 rifle and struck Smith in
the lower part of the back. Smith
died instantly.
Smith was one of 14 convicts
who escaped from a road gang at
Spruce -tese several weeks ago
and after being apprehended wan
sent to the road gang which is
working in Madison County.
LAND AT 6:23
Cooper was in his 20th or
bit around the earth as this
paper goes to press at two
o clock.
Cape Canaveral, Fla. Cool,
confident Gordon Cooper set a new
U. S. space record Wednesday
night and then hurtled on toward
22rJits around the
a. in. v. -SHavSV4 . v
He was nearing the half-way
point at midnight.
Whirling along at five miles a
second more than 100 miles up in
the sky, Cooper shattered the mark
established by Walter M. Schirra
Jr. Sohirra did six trips around
the world on Oct. 3, 1962.
Everything pointed to a sensa
tionally successful flight.
Cooper must be the world's re
laxation champion. During the
countdown before takeoff he re
laxed so thoroughly physicians
checking on his breathing and heart
beat figured he was almost, if not
actually, asleep.
Space experts were elated with
the shot.
Everything went perfectly: A
blastoff time only four minutes
behind schedule, an ideal entry in
to orbit, and then around and a
round the world every 88:44 minu
tes. If all goes well, he will come
down at 6:23 p. m., Eastern Stand
ard Time Thursday, 80 miles east
of Midway Island in the Pacific.
Annual safety in-
way Safety
ile, agreed to
inspection bill off
to a subcommittee for etudy. Rep.
George TJnefl of Rowan County
urged the bill be sent to the sub
committee after rumblings of op
position were voiced.
"We cannot afford to go away
from here without trying to do
something about the slaughter on
our highways," Uzzell declared.
The Senate Safety Committee
also gave its approval to a bill to
lay down stringent licensing re
quirements for teen-aged drivers.
Under the measure, youngsters
between 10 and 18 would have to
complete a driver's training course
before they could be licensed, for
two moving violations in a year,
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R. L. Edwards Succeeds Anderson
As Superintendent Of Schools
Look, What's Coming!
Members of the senior class of
Marshall High School are present
ing a new three-act comedy by
John Henderson "Lock, Stock,
and Lipstick," Friday night, May
24. in the school auditorium at
8:00 o'clock.
Now is the time to plan ahead
for an evening of fun and laugh
ter next week.
Gordon Warren, the student
counselor in Pembroke High, re
turns to the fall semester of
school only to find that the board
of education has decided to add a
.woman counselor to their staff.
Gordon is a meticulous type of
young man who must have every
thing in its place and a place for
everything. When the attractive
and vivacious Jane Gardener, the
new counselor, breezes in he takes
an immediate dislike to her. First
of all, she is a female and as far
as Gordon is concerned, women
have no place in his life. But like
it or not she moves, in
"Lock, Stock & Lipstick."
This, along with the usual run
of problems, like unruly students,
irrate parents, a demanding prin
cipal, complaining teachers, and
janitors and cleaning ladies life
can get pretty complicated.
Watch your News-Record for
further details next week.
Robert F. Kennedy
It Seminar Speaker
1 In Asheville Friday
Attorney General Robert P.
Kennedy will fly to Asheville late
Friday morning to participate in
the one-day North Carolina Cold
War Seminar, it was announced
Wednesday. However, his exact
travel plans have not been com
Kennedy is scheduled to speak
at 1:30 p. m., in Asheville City
Auditorium. Indications are that
he will fly out of the city imme
diately after his appearance a
the cold war seminar. However,
the attorney general's office said
he would be available for a news
conference with newsmen either
immediately before or immediate
ly after his speech.
Following is the commencement
program for Mars Hill College.
4:00 p. m., Art Exhibit opens, Fine
Arts Building.
8:00 p. m., Society Night, Spain
hour Hall.
Awarding of Society Honors.
10:30 a. m., Annual Meeting of the
3:30 p. m.. Busme3neettag;jFle
"tSO p.
Speaker: Mr. Lemuel Russell
Jordon, Director University of
Florida Hospital, Gainsville, Fla.
8:00 p. m., Presentation of THE
MIKADO, by W. F. Gilbert and
Arthur Sullivan.
Departments of Music and Dra
matics. Moore Auditorium.
11:00 a. m., Morning Worship, Mars
Hill Baptist Church.
Reverend Charles D. Davis, pas
ter. 3:00 p. m., Graduation Exercises,
Moore Auditorium.
Speaker: Dr. L. D. Johnson, Pas
tor, First Baptist Church, Green
ville, South Carolina.
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M.v Aiamnj-miMpeaF--"-Idown
Succeeds Anderson
R. L. Edwards
A very important decision will
be made by the wheat producers
of the nation on Tuesday, May 21,
Bmory Robinson, Chairman of the
County Agricultural Stabilization
and Conservation Committee is
sued a last reminder today that
producers will visit the referedum
polls to determine the type o f
wheat program they prefer for
the 1964 wheat crop. If two-thirds
of the producers vote "yes", a
wheat program which will Jmit
production, to market and exports
needs with price supports at $2.10
per bushel And payments for diver
ting wheat' acreage to conserva
tion uses will become effective for
the 1964 wheat crop. If more than
one-third Vote "no", in Tuesday's
referendum, there will be no mar
keting quotas, no penalties for
overplanting, no diversion pay
ments and price supports at only
50 parity to those who comnlv
with their allotment.
Robinson pointed out that this
is the first wheat referendum in
which small producers (with less
than 15 acres allotment hav
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Marshall High
Banquet To'Be
Washington The House voted
213 to 204 Wednesday to raise the
national debt limit in two stages
to a record $309 billion.
The action came just two
weeks before the debt, by Treas
ury estimates, is due to break
anon now
222 to' 15, a '.Republican
move to hold the ceiling indefi
nitely at the present $305-billion
Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-
Ark., of the House Ways and
Means Committee said that fail
ure to raise the ceiling would not
materially affect spending during
the period covered by the bill, but
would only give some members
the satisfaction of "kicking" the
administration in the pants.
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New Duties
On July 1 ; Good
Fred W. Anderson, superintend
ent of Madison County Schools
since 1959, has resigned "due to
strong opposition . . . and for bet
ter harmony . . .''
He is succeeded by Robert L.
Edwards, principal of Marshall
High School since 1959.
Zeno H. Ponder, chairman of
the Madison Board of Education,
said the county "is fortunate to
have Edwards to head the Madison
County education program."
Edwards was appointed to suc
ceed Anderson at a special meet
ing of the board in Majdison Coun
ty Courthouse here Friday night.
In his letter of resignation,
which was immediately accepted,
Anderson said in part: "Due to
the strong opposition on the part
of some, and for the best interests
of the Madison County schools,
and for better harmony among
my friends ... I am not a can
didate for reelection for superin
tendent of Madison County schools
for the term of 1963-65."
Anderson said, however, that he
would "give serious consideration"
if his services should be sought
in the future.
"If quality education is to be
attained ... it will require co
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Mrs. Talmadge Metcalf of the
Paint Fork Home Demonstration
Club has been selector as "Moth
er of the Year" for fWtson Coun
ty. She was chosen Air her well
rounded activities in homemaking,
church arid community work.
She has three children, Terry,
Randall and Monte. She attended
Berea College for two years, and
after several years returned to
Miars Hill College to complete
her education in the field of Home
Second and third place winners
selected were Mrs. Earle Konkle
and Mrs. J. D. Gosnell. resoec-
School Alumni
Held Here Sat.
Former MHS Coach, Wayne
Bradburn, To
The 8th annual Marshall High
School Alumni Association Ban
quet will be held in the school
cafeteria here on Saturday night.
May 18, beginning at 7:80 o'clock'
Virgil Smith Jr., president of
the Association, has announced
that a fine program has been
planned which features as the
guest speaker Wayne Bradburn,
former coach and teacher at Mar
shall. After leaving Mirshfll several
ago, Mr, lTiiilii served
coach of Brevert High .School
it now affer
ylvania schflijJs.
'We feel fortunate in getting
Mr. Bradburn as our guest speak
er and feel sure that many of his
former students will be delighted
to have an opportunity to again
see and hear this popular man,"
President Smith said.
i for the ban
s. Charlie Sa
are now being
Marshall, 1

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