VOL. 62 NO. 34
Welfare Places Emphasis
On School Attendance
Brown Asks Welfare Staff.
To Talk Wkh Parent.
"Public welfare, along with
public schools, private social ag
encies, juvenile courts, churches,
and other groups, is gravely con
cerned about school dropouts,"
stated R. Eugene Brown, State
Commissioner of Public Welfare.
"We consider as one of our major
responsibilities the encouraging
of young people to continue their
In order to give special empha
sis to the need for young people
to return to school this Pall, Com
missioner Brown has asked coun
ty directors of public welfare to
talk with children and parents in
families receiving aid to families
of dependent children, children in
foster home care, and children
receiving other services from pub
lic welfare during August.
This all-out effort during the
month of August has been empha
sized by President Kennedy and
the U. S. Department of Health,
Education, and Welfare. Gover
nor Sanford has for some time
pointed out the need for continu
ous cooperation of all agencies in
the "baek to school" effort.
"It is particularly important for
these children to have a chance to
continue their schooling: in order
nrsure that they will be pre
pared to take their place in the
employment world," said Commis
sioner Brown. "North Carolina
has in the past maintained a good
record of school attendance among
children receiving public welfare
services. We want all children to
continue their education at least
through high school."
One of the ways of breaking
the cycle of dependency is educa-
training in. skills which
young people self-suf
ficient, added the Commissioner
James Story Now
Convention In W-S
James Story, Assistant Fire
Chief of the Marshall Volunteer
Fire Department, is in Winston
Salem this week where he is at
tending the N. C. State Firemen's
He expects to return home this
Civil Court To Start Here
Monday For Two Weeks
Judge J. Frank Huakins To
EDITOR'S NOTE: The follow
ing court etory appeared in last
week's issue through mistake.
ine August term of superior
court for the trial of civil cases
will start here Monday with Judge
J. Frank Huskins, of Burnsville,
presiding. The tenn is slated for
Following is a list of cases
scheduled for the two-weeks' term:
MOTIONS: Wanda R, Gosnell
vs. Kenneth L. Gosnell; Madison
County Board of Education vs. J.
E. Mclntire; George J. Ogle,
Ajdmr., vs. Gerald Gosnell et al,
Cassie B. Haynie va Robert A.
Pitts, et al.
Trial Calendar First week:
Ed Rice vs. William Rigsby,
Charles Davis, bnf va William
Rigsby, Annie H. Cody vs. Fred
Cody, Clarence Roberts, admr... vs.
Jeter Fortner Sr., adms., Bobby
R. McKnight vs. Albert A. Bishop,
Jess Griffin va Kenneth Worley
et al, Mary Rice va Kenneth Wor
ley et al, Polly Johnson vs. Frank
S. Rense, Joan Price.
Jean Price vs. Frank S. Hense,
Calvin Gillespie vs. Nina Mae G.
Gillespie, Bothy Jack Alien va
Joe L. Metealf et al; In the Mat
ter of Restoration of Citizenship
of Zade Metealf.
SECOND WEEK: Myrtle Cow
ard, et al vs Hayden Meadows et
8 PAGES THIS WEEK
Hie School Health Workshop
for principals, teachers and health
department staff was held last
TueaVJay in the Marshall High
School autditorium, with Mr. Rob
ert Edwards, superintendent of
Madison County schools, presid
ing; and Mrs. Latrelle Robinson
giving the devotions.
Featured on the program was
Dr. Irma Henderson Smathers,
School Physician of Buncombe
County Schools, who said, "The
three main causes of absences in
Buncombe Cuonty and probably
in MskUson, are Teeth, Nutrition,
and Emotional Disturbances.
Other featured speakers were
Mrs. Carrie Abbott, Elementary
Teacher Supervisor of Swain
County Schools; Miss Mary Cope
land, Public Nursing- Consultant,
N. C. State Board of Health; Miss
Grace Daniel, Health Education.
Consultant, N. C. State Board of
Health; Supt. Edwards; Dr. Mar
Margery J. Lord, HeaJth Direct
ro fit Madison County Health De
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Hopes Are High
That Water Will
Improve Here Soon
Pity the poor water commission
er of Marshall Dehnar Payne.
For several days the water in
the Marshall area has been any
thing but clear mountain water.
il n oruuRiB xorur many cum
plaints and inquiries.
Mr. Payne this week explained
that once a year the reservoirs
must be cleaned and in the pro
cess there is bound to be mud in
the pipes after the cleaning has
been completed. He stated that
it is hoped that the local water
feupply will clear up in a few days.
"I regret this condition but
there is nothing we can do about
it. I, too, am forced to use the
same water and I'm just as an
xious as anyone for the water to
eetum to normal," Mr. Payne
said here this week.
el, E. B. Proffitt Jr., vs. Arvil
Rice, Earl Bailey vs. Eula A. Bai
ley, J. B. Reid vs. Joseph N. Rush
ing et al, Delbert Mace vs. Shir
ley N. Mace, Esta S. Gosnell vs
Bronzo Gosnell, Citizens bank vs
Robert Davis, Howard Carroll vs
iBrada Miller Trucking Co.; In
the matter of the custody of
Jackie Malone Cauble, a minor.
Jurors dntwn for the two-weeks'
term are as follows:
FIRST WEEK :
Herman Nailon, Joe J. Carver,
Fred Holcombe, Melvm T. Wyatt,
Eugenia Hunter, Mrs. Cory Wal
lin, Katie Goforth, Will Mace,
Clautde J. Wilde, C. B. Brown,
Coye Coates, Paul Honeycutt, Pol
ly Johnson, Fred Anderson, Jerry
Richards, Coleman Buckner, Re-
va J. Brown, Waymam Waldrup,
Bote Ramsey, Sanford Flynn, Ted
Holt, Don West, Mrs. Bain Bur
nett, Ruth D. Wallin, Ella Mae
Gowan, Hardy Woody, Mrs. Ar
thur Thomason, Manuel J. Sex
ton, R. Spencer Rice, C P. Ram
sey, Kenneth Hensley, Mrs. Troy
Allen, Howard Stinson, Donald
Lee Moore. Joe Griffev. Homer
Carter Metealf, Earle Wise, Mrs.
Lillie Leake, Grady Moore, Mrs.
Homer Hawkins, Ovie Peek, Joyce
Jamerson, Freeman Shelton, Mat
thew Thomas, Woodrow Morgan,
Mrs. Murphy Rice Jr., Oscar Botes
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DIES OF SELF
Borrowed Neighbor's Gun
To "Shoot Rabbits;"
The body of John Stanton, SO,
a retired farmer of Marshall RFD
3, was found near the Miles Gap
Road early Sunday afternoon.
Dr. W. A. Same, county coro
ner, ruled death was a result of
a self-inflicted shotgun wound
hove the ear.
Sheriff Ponder stated that Stan
ton, who had been in declining
health for sometime, went to OHn
Shelton's home near the Allegha
ny Church Sunday morning and
asked Mr. Shelton to loan him his
shotgun, explaining that he want
ed to kill some rabbits which had
been eating his vegetables. Sher
iff Ponder said that Shelton stat
ed that he later heard a shotgun
blast but presumed Stanton had
fired at a rabbit. His body wasn't
discovered until after moraine
worship services were over at the
Stanton lived with his mother
and is survived also by a sister.
Ki9er Funeral Home in Greene
ville, Tenn., was in charge of fu
Robert Lee Wallin
Attends Hog Rifle
Shoot At Hiawassee
Robert Lee Wallin of Marshall
Rt. 4 attended the annual hog ri
fle shoot last Saturday at Hia
wassee. As always, Mr. Wallin
was one of the best ten shooters
there, but the best in his age
Mr. Wallin is known by the peo
ple as "the old man of the moun-
wears a black hat." Ah
though 75 yean of age, he says,
"I can held the rifle shootin' down
for some time yet. It comes
mighty easy for me to win now
to what it used to."
Mr. Wallin would like to ex
press his appreciation to Nolan
Adams and family for all the fa
vors and kindnesses that they
have shown to him during his last
10 years of shooting.
The "old man" challenges any
body who thinks they can outshoot
him to come to his house anytime.
In all his winnings he has won
shirts, imeate of all kinds and a
variety of other things.
Eastern Star Chapter
To Meet Monday
The Marshall Eastern Star
Chapter will hold a regular meet
ing Monday evening at 8 o'clock in
the Masonic Temple.
A program honoring Rob Mor
ns, founder or tne order, wul be
All members of the Order
13,000 la County Goal;
Citizens Asked To
The 1968 American Sad Cross
Membership drive is now under
way in Madison County and will
continue to August SI. it has
n announced by Wade
Huey, county drive chairman. The
goal for this year is $8,000 and
it te hoped Oat all dubs, organi
sations and individuals will help
in reaching the goal. 9
The county has bean divided in
to three major sections Mar
In Progress In County
shall, Man Hill and Hot Springs
C, THURSDAY, AUGUST
Hot Springs Bank Suspect Is
Arrested Monday In Tenn.
One or more income-producing
recreation enterprises were estab
lished by 887 landowners and op
erators in North Carolina, coop
erating with their locally-managed
soil and water conservation dis
tricts during the past twelve
months, according to R. M. Dailey,
Soil Conservation Service State
An additional 194 district coop
orators said they intend to estab
lish one or more recreation enter
prises. At total of 30 district eooperat
ors switched from regular farm
ing activities to recreation enter
prises as a primary source of in
come, Mr. JJaiiey said, rnis in
volved 3800 acres of land. Another
40 cooperators indicated they plan
to convert 6100 acres of land from
prseent farming patterns to rec
reation as a primary source of
This is excellent progress in
this phase of rural areas develop
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' On August li s sates commit
tea from Western North Carolina
Cooperative Steer and Calf Sales
left on a tour to visit some of the
buyers of our eattle in the South
east We traveled over 2,000 miles
fn a week's time and saw feed lot
operators who feed out a total of
bver half a million steers a year.
They were very enthusiastic over
the quality and 'type of cattle that
we produce here in Western North
Carolina. Also, they were very
complimentary on the way the cat
tle were graded and the organi
zation of the sales. Your sales
committee hopes in the future to
build the number of buyers, who
attend our sales, by visiting the
feeding areas and making sure
the various feeders get to know
about our cooperative sales and
the high quality cattle that wej
produce in this area.
One of the farms visited by the
sales committee was Lee's Farm,
owned by Mr. I. J. Durrance, of
Leesburg, Georgia. Lee's Farm
consists of over 9,000 acres. They
feed thousands of head of cattle
a year. we were interested in
seeing the production they get
m the coastal Bermuda grass
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with area fund chairmen as f ol
lows: Marshal, Ed Nile; Mars
Hill, W. L. lynch; Hot Springs,
Harry Unchurch. These fund
raising chairmen have also named
volunteer fund helpers who will
assist in the three areas. Mr. Up-
church has not completed his list
to date but will have K announced
by next week's issue.
In the Marshall area, Dr. Niles
twill be assisted by Mrs. Edith Co
dy, Mrs. Hattie Ella Nix, Miss
Ruth Guthrie, the Rev. Charles
Heier, John Hensley, Joe Eads,
and Zen Ponder.
Dr. Lynch has named the fol
Bandit Robs Tenn. Bank;
May Be Hot Springs Suspect
A gunman robbed a branch bank
in Harrogate, Tenn. Thursday of
last week of $9,000 and the FBI
tentatively identified him as
John E. Miller of Knozville, sought
since Aug. 3 in the robbery o f a
bank at Hot Springs, N. C.
State and federal authorities of
the Tennessee-Virginia-North Car
olina area have been searching
for Miller since his companion,
Ronland Arthur Copeland, 21, was
arrested near Tazewell, Va., Aug.
5. Police said Miller eluded them.
A 6-foot, crew-cut gunman rob
bed the CitizeJis Bank of Tazewell,
Tenn., branch here, kidnapped the
manager and two painters in the
building and fled in a 1963 car.
The three victims were released
unharmed on a mountain 20 miles
southeast of here. The FBI listed
the robber tentatively as Miller
and renewed a search for him.
Clyde Day, 57, manager of the
branch bank, said he and the oth
er two hostages, Ray and Wilburn
Johnson, Wre released rear
Thorn Hill. '
Dal told police:
The robber was accompained
Miss Ray In "Miss
One of the contestants vying
tor tne "Miss Asheville" crown
fTs 'WlSs-Baty Lou Saryrr-Mar-
shall, who graduated at Marshall
High School in 1962.' She writes
poetry and sings.
The Methodist Sub - District
Meetings, which are held monthly,
will be held at 7:30 p. m., on Au
gust 26, at the Weaverville Meth
odist Church. All of tile M.Y.F.
members are urged to attend.
Until Later Date
The picnic which was schedulde
to be held Friday evening on the
Island by members of the Mar
shall Volunteer Fire Department
and the Firemen's Auxiliary has
been postponed, according to
Charles Crowe, Fire Chief.
The picnic will be announced
for a Saturday evening in the near
lowing to assist in the Mars Hill
area: Churches, Rev. John Mc
Leod; Business, Fred Wood, Leon
ard Briggs; Professional, Rex Al
len; Industry, W. D. Nolte; Resi
dential, Civitan Club; Rural, H.
Assisting Mr. Unchurch in Hot
Springs area will be William Col
Una, Mrs. Maud Long, Mrs. Pet
Clauson and Sydney Harrison.
Wade Huey, county drive chair
man, stated this week that it is
hoped that the public will coop
erate to the fullest with these men
and woman and that she goal can
be reached Quickly.
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by another man who lay with his
head covered under a coat in the
back seat of the car.
Day was talking to the painters
when they walked ni.
i looked up Into the nose of a
blue pistol, a .38, I think," Day
This is a holdup," the gunman
Baid curtly, and cursed the three
as he ordered Day to put cash
from the teller's cage into a bag.
"Then he wanted into the vault,
but I told him "Mister, there's
nothing else in there," and he de
cided to leave," Day said. "We'll
take a ride," he told us."
The man held the gun on
"He talked as he drove, and
kept telling us he'd blow our
damned heads off," Dal said.
"Don't make a wrong move and
you'll live to be an old man," Day
quoted the gunman.
Day said the man also men
tioned he was the one "you've
been reading about at Knoxville."
Mrs. Chas. Powell
Selected As One Of
Best Dressed In WNC
Mrs. Charles H. Powell of Mara
Hill was selected as one of the
Best-dressed Women of Western
North Carolina. The list which
was announced Tuesday was
named by a secret committee.
Mrs. Powell, along with eight
selected from Asheville and three
others from other western coun
ties, will be honored at a lunch
eon to be held at Grove Park Inn
Friday at 12:30 p. m., as guests
of the Asheville Citizen-Times
A number of other events are
planned for Fashion Week.
5 Madison County Teenagers
Are Injured In
The North Carolina Department
of Agriculture furnishes a won
derful service which is not used
by Madison farmers as much as
it should be, says P. W. England,
assistant county agent. At this
time of year it is a good idea for
farmers to check their crops and
see if certain areas in fields are
Mot producing as well as they
snouid. it has recently come to
the attention of the County Ag
ent's office that the soil fertility
in areas of fields may be one of
the reasons we are getting lower
yields of tobacco, corn, and other
A composite sample on a big
field may be misleading. Due to
previous cropping history, the fer
tility on the field may be very
uneven. This will show op most
at this time of year, when the
crops are growing. It is suggest
ed that farmers take soil samples
on these areas that are weak and
find out the fertility level of the
soil. Soil boxes astf information
sets may be nfctatimi at the
county agent's office.
(2.60 A Tear In Madison A Adjoining Counties
,84.0s A Tear Outside These Counties .
Captured After Slamming
Into Tree During Chase
By Tenn. Officers
Knoxville, Tenn. John Ed
ward Miller, charged in Tennessee
and North Carolina bank robber
ies which netted $16,616, lay in
jured in a hospital Tuesday after
his car slammed into a tree dur
ing a chase by officers.
Miller, 26, of Knoxville i s
charged in the $8,216 robbery o f
Hot Springs, N. C. bank July 9,
and the $8,400
branch bank at
robbery of a
County officers said they be
came suspicious when they saw a
car with out of state license plates
on a bark road Monday night and
gave chase. In the fog Miller's
car hit the tree.
Chief Deputy Frank Shearl said
he found Miller lying on a gag
containing about $4,000 i n $500
packages wrapped with labels
from the Citizens Bank of New
Tazewell branch at Harrogate.
"It's a pity it didn't kill me."
Miller .said later as he was treat
ed at a hospital for a possible
fractured hip and other injuries.
He was to undergo hip surgery
but otherwise was in good condi
tion. The FBI said Clyde Day, man
ager of the Harrogate bank, has
identified Miller as the holdup
man through photographs. Day
bnd two painters were taken a 8
hostages in the holdup and re
leased 20 miles from the bank.
A hearing for Miller has not
been set, the FBI said, because
of his physical condition. It may
be several weeks or months, be
fore he is able to walk, a spokes
A lfi-year-ok! Knoxville boy also
was arrested after fleeing the
wrecked car and is being ques
tioned in connection with the Har
rogate robbery, the FBI said. A
second man was in the getaway
car in that holdup.
Miller was the last of three
men to be arrested in the Hot
In Asheville, U.S. Marshal Paul
D. Sossamon said it was doubtful
that Miller will be returned there
because of bank robbery-kidnan-
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Two Hospitalized; 3 Others
Five Madison County teenagers
were injured in a highway acci
dent near Marshall Wednesday,
according to Highway Patrol re
ports. In Memorial Mission Hospital
are Christine Whitson, 17, and
James Huntsinger, 17, both of Rt.
3, Hot Springs, who were hurt
about 3 p. m when their car,
driven by Miss Whitson, Was side
swiped by a flatbed trailer on U.
S. 26-70, six miles north of Mar
shall. State Trooper J. M. Staler said
Miss Whitson had been issued her
driver's license only a few min
utes before the accident
He charged William McKimV
Dean, 40, of Oak Ridge, N. C, the
truck driver, with driving on the
wrong side of the highway. Shuler
fcaid the vehicles met on a sharp
curve and that the rear wheels of
the trailer caught the car and
mashed it badly.
Three ether occupants of the
Whitson car were treated at the
hospital and released. They ere
Joyce Shettey, 17; Terry Allen,
16; and Curtis B. Hagans, 16, all
of Rt S, Hot Springe.
The extent of the injury to M