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Vigorous Campaign In Thiel
County la Scheduled For
Red Ctom workers from Mar
shall, Hot Spring, Man Hill and
other points net with are of
ficials in the courthouse Wednes
day afternoon and discussed plans
for an all-out Red Cross Member
ship Campaign to be held through
out Madison County August 15-80.
In addition to Wade Huey, coun
ty campaign chairman, Mrs. Mat
tox, of Atlanta, Southeastern Area
Supervisor and Miss Ruth Lock
man, Asheville Area Chapter Field
Worker, were present and assist
ed in planning the campaign.
All clubs and organizations in
the county are asked to assist in
raising the $3,000 goal so that
Red Cross Services can be continued
in the county. Business firms
will be contacted on August 15, ,
Mr. Huey said, and announced that
Red Cross Sunday will be observed
in all county churches on Sunday,
Due to the ever present blood
program which has meant so much
to Madison County citizens, as
well as the other valuable ser
vices, it is believed that the goal
will be reached quickly with the
hope that it will be surpassed.
Lions Club To
On Island Here
Georgia Amusement Co. To
Again Visit Marshall;
The Georgia Amusement Com;
pany, wmcn aas oeen rogeiy
popular here for the, past few
years, will again be on the Island
next week. Honest Homer Scott,
popular owner of the company, a
gain promises exciting rides for
all ages as well M other amuse
ments. As in the past, the visit this
year is being sponsored by the
Marshall Lions Club.
It was announced that there will
be no admission to the grounds.
Hundreds of people enjoyed the
thrilling rides last summer and
the same popular rides are again
expected to thrill hundreds next
Win Free Vacation
n Promotion Here
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ledfordl
and sons, Gary and Mike, of Mar
shall, were winners of the all-ex
pense paid vacation trip to Florida
which was sponsored by Radio
Station WMMH and several Mar
shall merchants. The drawing
held here Saturday afternoon was
attended by hundreds of persons,
each one hoping to win the trip.
At the Mars Hill drawing, held
June 29, Carl Hampton was the
winner in a similar contest.
On Page Eight
Of This Issue
A breakdown at the county
budget is published on Page
Eight of this issue. The break
down snows where your taxes go.
A complete' budget is on file in
the Auditor's Office. .
By BOB LINDSEY
Picture of Lunsford to be
Found on Page Two
Western North Carolina's Moun
tain Dance and Folk Festival is
not for the urban folk music ad
dict the purist who demands the
authentic right down to a hand
Nor is it likely to please the
tastes of the Ivy League Folknic,
the young man who dotes on na
tionally famed singers with clothes
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WOMEN'S GGL TO
MEET AT HEALTH
The Madison County Women's
Good Government League will meet
at the Madison County Health De
partment in Marshall Tuesday
night, July 23, at eight o'clock.
Dr. Margery J. Lord, Director
of the Health Department, will
discuss the operation of the De
partment and its services.
A brief but important business
session will also be held, and all
members of the Good Government
League are urged to be present to
hear Dr. Lord and to participate
in the business meeting.
Marshall OES To
Meet Monday Night
Marshall Chapter No. 35, Order
of the Eastern Star, will hold a
meeting Monday night at 8 o'
clock in the Masonic Temple.
All members of the Order are
week. Gates will be open Monday
night at 7:00 o'clock and will open
nightly at 7:00 through Saturday
night of next week.
Ia addition to the rides there
will also be various concessions.
Delicious hafaburgers, hot dogs,
popcorn, soft drinks, will be sold
on the grousjfci.
The public is cautioned to be
extremely careful about parking
and driving. Many people will no
doubt park in town and walk a
cross the bridge, thus avoiding the
possibility of being blocked when
they wish to leave.
"We want everyone to have a
good time and hope that the week
is as successful as last year's," one
Lion member said.
Is Hurt In Fall
Bonnie Angel, 26, of RED 3,
Burnsville, was critically injured
about 9:30 a. m. Monday when he
fell to the ground after touching
a "hot wire" on a power pole a
bout six miles south of Hot
Angel was admitted to Memo
rial Mission Hospital for treat
ment of second and third degree
burns as the result of contact with
the wire and for internal injuries
suffered in the fall.
Lions Meet Tonight
All members of the Marshall
Lions Club are urged to be at the
Rock Cafe tonight (Thursday) at
7:80 o'clock for a special meeting.
Final details concerning the
Carnival to be on the Island next
week, will be discussed. i
so rustic that mountain folk would
be ashamed to wear them in pu
For 36 years the Festival has
been of these high hills, for peo
ple with a toe for dancing, and a
band for pick in' and fiddling.
And so it remains. Producer
Bascom Lamar Lunsford has the
welcome sign out far the talented
ballad singer, the dogger, the
string band. . .from Buncombe,
from Transylvania, from Bender
son, from Swain, from Jackson and
McDowell. Drop in at City Audi
torium along about
ma JKf I
Shown above are Jacfc C. Settlfea, 27, and Cleve
Cole, 42, who were arrested for the robbery of the
Citizens Bank at Hot Spring on Tuesday of last
Week. The charges against the two men, however,
were dismissed Monday when the men had substan
tial alibis. They are being held as suspects in other
burglaries in this county, it was reported.
Two Suspects Cleared
Of H. S. Bank Robbery
Bank robbery charges were dis
missed Monday against two Knox
ville men earlier accused of rob
bing the Citizens Branch bank in
Hot Springs of $8,216 Tuesday of
U. S. Commissioner Harvey Dug-
gins in Knoxville dismissed the
charges after U. S. Attorney Wil
liam Medford of Asheville recom
mended the action be taken.
The two men, Jack C. Settles,
27, and Cleve Cole, 42, are still in
jail, however, facing charges of
committing several burglaries in
At the same time, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation announced
that skindivers bad recovered a
car from the French Broad River
some fire miles east of Newport,
Tenn., which had been identified
as the get-away car. Skindivers
located the car, apparently driven
off high bluff known as a "lov-
According to the Information
Service of Your Tuberculosis As
eociation, the idea that tubercu
losis is still a health problem of
ten brings forth a surprise reac
tion. It's a two-link chain reac
tion. Link one: "Why, I thought
they had that LICKED!" Link
two: "Well, why HAVEN'T they?"
The answer to number one is
a matter of straight statisticla
record. More than 50,000 people
still break out with active TB in
the United States every year. A
bout 10,000 die of it. Nothing
that kills 10,000 people a year is
Link number two has an answer
just as direct. Why HASN'T tu
berculosis been "licked,1" or sub
stantially wiped out, as have some
other infectious diseases? There
ere a number of reasons, but the
major one is that you've got to
find it before you can wipe it
And with TB, of all diseases,
that's the hardest thing, to do!
Thirty to forty million people
are blithely circulating in tai
country right now, some of them
doubtless without a care in their
heads, bat all of them with TB
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August 1, 2 and 3. Think you're
good Stand up end prove it!
The latest songs from Grand Ole
Opry and an occasional electric
guitar will slip in, as modem
electronics erode the quaintness of
a mountain past, but old favorites
of the highland fiddlers will still
be here: Sourwood Mountain, Billy
and the Low Ground, Rock Road
to Dinah's House and Cumberland
' New River Train, Black Jack
Davie, The Hangman's Tree, Bar
bara Allen and Naomi Wise will
to be nog out by the
These Hills A
C. THURSDAY, JULY 18,
er's leap" in the area.
The oar baa been raised and FBI
agents are investigating it for
Explaining his recommendation
for dismissing the charges, U. S.
Attorney Medford said:
"The government has advised the
Commissioner (Duggins) that it
is not ready to proceed at this
time due to certain undisclosed'
developments requiring further in
Both Settles and Cole bad de
nied any knowledge of the holdup
since their arrest the day after the
FBI agents in Knoxville said
that .their investigation had estab
U thath.men had alibis.
FBI agents said it bad been stolen
late Monday night or early Tues
day in Knoxville.
Cub And F,the
Rnnna Last Snhirdav
Three members of the Marshall
Cub Scout Pack, accompanied by
their fathers, attended Weblos Day
at Camp Daniel Boone near Way-
nesville last Saturday. Weblos
means the last phase of Cub Scout
ing before a boy becomes a Boy
The three Cub Scouts and their
fathers were Kennie Slagle and
Lloyd Slagle; M. J. Ball, Jr., and
M. J. Ball, Sr.; and Franklin Fris-
by and his father, F. Ray Frisby
The af teroon consisted of father-
son activities which included
games, skills and a cookout.
At the last Pack meeting, M.
Ball, Jr., received two gold
points and one silver point; Frank
lin Frisby received two gold and
two silver points. In addition to
the three Cub Scouts named above
who have earned the rank of Bear,
Frank Roberts, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde M. Roberts has also
received the Bear Rank. Frank,
however, did not attend the camp
The fathers who attended the
camp state that they had as much
fun as their sons.
It's just a waste of time to ex
pect everybody to be reasonable.
singers of ballade.
Smooth dancers will still call as
unintelligibly as they have for de
cades. Clog team will continue
to stomp furiously to the scrap
ings of Alabama Jubilee.
Visitors are welcome. In fact
they are earnestly sought by the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce,
the sponsor who avast pick up the
If the past is any indication, they
The Festival has outgrown the
Square, the rains of the ball park
end for the past yean has bean
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Session - Sanford Aides
J. C SPRINKLE
Former Resident of Marshall
Buried In Mars Hill
J. Cuthbert (Cub) Sprinkle, 71,
of 316 Providence Rd., Charlotte,
formerly of Marshall, died at 6 a.
m. Tuesday, July 16, 1963 in his
home. He was born January 24,
1892 in Mars Hill, a son of the
late Alfred and Julia Callahan
He attended Mars Hill College,
and Carson Newman College in
Jefferson City, Tenn.
Prior to moving to Charlotte, he
was associated with Sprinkle-
Shelton Wholesale Co., in Mar
shall for several years, and for a
number of years was with the
Charlotte Observer in the adver
tising department before his l
tirement last Uctober. He was a
imember of the Marshall Presby
terian Church and the Masonic
Lodge in Marshall.
Services were held at 11 a. m.
today (Thursday) in the Marshall
Presbyterian Church, conducted by
the Rev. Charles Heier, pastor;
and the Reverend George H. Wine
coff of Horseshoe. Burial was in
Pallbearers were J. H. Sprinkle,
Jr., T. F. Sams, and Ron Wilson
of Marshall; Fred and Emmett
Sams of Mars Hill; Dean Wilson
of Bald Qreek; Hollis Sprinkle
of Asheville; and Hart Sprinkle
of Morristown, Tenn., all nephews
of the deceased.
Honorary pallbearers were O.
V. Hoke, Jr., Mack D. Woodside,
Sam L. Vaughn, O. D. Riddle, Dr.
Hugh Vomer and Frank H. Trull,
lall of Charlotte; J. Moody Chand
ler, Loy P. Roberts, O. C. Rec
tor, J. A. Dennis, Dr. W. A. Sams,
J. Hubert Davis, Dr. J. L. McEl-
roy, and Willard C. Rector, all of
Marshall; Gilbert G. Greup of Cort
land, N. Y.; and Joe Cherry of
Windsor, N. C.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Nell Redmon Sprinkle of Char
lotte; a son, J. Fain Sprinkle
of Marshall; three daughters, Mrs.
E. W. Greup of Durham, Mrs. Ben
R. DaJbbs of Charlotte and Mrs.
Milton Woodside of Clinton; five
brothers, J. H. and Ronald, both
of Marshall, Boyd of Morristown,
Tenn., Hobert of Mars Hill and
Fred of Asheville; three sisters,
Mrs. Fuller Sams of Mars Hill,
Mrs. Earl Wilson of Bald Creek
and Miss Pauline Sprinkle of
Charlotte; nine grandchildren and
a number of nieces and nephews.
A family prayer service was
held at Harry and Bryant Funeral
Home in Charlotte Tuesday even
ing at 8:30, conducted by the
Reverend Moultrie W. Moore.
Bowman Funeral Home was in
ON THE SPOT
In the game of life opportunity
often works wonders and ability
gets the credit
drawing a comfortable house in
If the visitor's ear triumphs over
mountain accents, the phut and
twang of banjo and guitar, words
like these will quickly captivate
"Dance all night with a bottle
hi the hand, and every little while
give the fiddler a dram."
At four-score-end -one, the still
black-haired Lunsford shows no
desire to lay his middle-aged in
fant down. And in fending off the
claims of other groups that their
folk festival is the most authentic
$2.60 A Tear In
FOR 3 ACCUSED
OF BULflL ARIES
Madison Conuty burglary war
rants for three men suspected of
series of safecrackings in Hot
Springs early this year have been
sent to Knoxville, Tenn., Sheriff
E. Y. Ponder said Tuesday.
The men are Cleve Cole, 42, and
Jack S. Settles, 27, and William
C. (Georgia Boy) Beckner, all of
Sheriff Ponder said he has not
yet heard whether the trio will
fight extradition. Cole and Settles
were charged for a time with the
July 9, robbery of a bank at Hot
Springs, but they were federal
charges which did not involve ex
tradition. Since then, the government has
dropped the charges against those
two. Beckner, was not linked to
the bank holdup, but Sheriff Pon
der said he has been on of the
Eclipse Watching Can Mean
Permanent Damage To Eyes!
Local Men Resist
Two Marshall men, resisting ar
rest for public drunkness here last
Saturday afternoon, decided to
jump in the French Broad River
to cool off their feelings but it
just didn't work.
According to Police Chief Eu
gene Ward, McArthur Shelton and
Everette Tipton appeared quite
intoxicated at the lower end of
Main Street last Saturday after
noon. When Ward attempted to
arrest them they picked up some
rocks and threw at the officer.
"Fortunately, the rocks didn't hit
me", the chief said. Soon there
after, Ward started to grab Tipton
and Tipton started swinging both
fists, striking Ward several times
in the face.
The two men then tried to es
cape by jumping in the river. Tip
ton waded toward the band be
hind the Island and Shelton went
on down the river toward Redmon.
Sheriff Ponder was notified of the
goings-on and immediately came
to the policeman's aid Eventual
ly, both men were apprehended
and placed in jail.
Tipton, charged with assult on
officer, public drunkness and re
sisting arrest, is in jail in default
of 1600 bond. Shelton is out
under $1500 bond, charged with
public drunkness and resisting ar
:.. ' '-liV':, - -
Life is a battle and the
.who win are those aimed
knowledge and new ideas.
in the land, he shows philosophic
"It's like eoin f ishinir. Yon tret
what you can. Some of the other
music (blue grass) will slip in,
but they like it (the performers)
and the audience likes it too."
Having recorded ever 700 of the
ballads of these Southern Appa
lachians for the Library of Con
gress, Lunsford knows the coun
try and its people as he knows the.
music of this region.
Names like Little Creek, Punch-1
in Polk, Spflleorn Creek, Green
Valley, Big t, Thickety, Bee Log,
Madison ft Adjoining
A Year Outside These
So fas as Gov. Terry Sanford
is concerned, the forthcoming
special session of the N. C. Gene
ral Assembly will consider only
the subject of redistricting of the
N. C. Senate.
That was the word Monday from
b few of Sanford s aides.
It means that University of
North Carolina officials and oth
er educators won't seek repeal of
the so-called "Communist res
olution" at the special session ex
pected to be held in September.
Repeal then would be impossible
without Sanford's active support.
The resolution, hastily passed
in the final hours of the recent
regular session, bans as speakers
from campuses of state-eup ported
schools known Communists and
those who have taken the &th A
mendment rather than answer
questions about Communist af
Educators contend that the res
olution is unnecessary, that it
interferes with the free flow of
ideas, and that is could be an op
ening for future legislative dic
tatio, in other academic areas.
Many of them have urged that
repeal be attempted in September.
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Citizens Cautioned About
Dr. Margery J. Lord, Madison
(County, Health Director, has re
ceived the following news release
from the United States Public
Health Service. Dr. Lord passes
this information along for the bene
fit of Madison County residents:
Never look directly at an e
clipse of the sun. You may cause
serious damage to your vision,
warns the National Society for the
Prevention of Blindness, Inc.
During the afternoon of Satur
day, July 20, the entire North A
merican continent will be covered'
by an eclipse of the sun. The e-
clipse will cause complete dark
ness in parts of Alaska, Canada,
and the state of Maine, and partial
darkness in all other areas of the
This eclipse means a serious
(threat to the eyesight of every
person, both adults and children,
who watch it directly. Children
are particularly suscetible to vis
ion damage. THERE IS NO SAFE
WAY TO LOOK DIRECTLY AT
THE ECLIPSE! Smoked glass,
exposed photographic film, and
dark glasses are not adequate pro
testion for watching the eclipse.
Many who have tried them in past
eclipses have suffered eye injur
ies. After a partial eclipse of the
sun Cares years ago, widespread
reports of damaged vision resulted
in Western States, especially a
mong children. The State of Utah
counted 31 definite cases of eye
burns after tin September 2960
eclipse; but all five of the victims
were children. An estimated 75
children suffered retinal bums in
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It By Ear
ha obviously savors.
Out of bis knowledge of Ids per
formers, folklorist Lunsford pro
duces the only unprogrammed event
of its kind in the country. (Moun
tain men aren't easily program
med). Having heard them all. or seen
them dance, he plays it by ear.
The results are tuneful. . .and