North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 62 NO. 41
Four Marshall
Mars Hill Anniversary
To Be Held Saturday
D. Hideo Ramsey Featured
Speaker; Football
Game On Tap
Mart Hill College will celebrate
its 108th brithday anniversary Sat
urday, Oat. 12, combining Found
ers Day and Home-coming events
in one big day of ceremonies and
The formal opening of a new
dormitory and the unvealing of
portraits of the couple for whom
the building is named will high
light the program.
Other activities include a con
vocation address by D. Hiden Ram
sey, former editor of the Asheville
Citizen and noted educator; open
house in the new dormitory and
in a new home management house
for the department of home
economics; the homecoming foot
hall game, complete with the
crowning of a queen; and a vocal
concert by famous Metropolitan
Opera star, Nell Kunklin.
The public in invited to all of the
Students and faculty of the
Baptist School which is just enter
ing the senior college field, will
gather in Moore Auditorium at 10
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National School Lunch
Hfcdc To Bo Ob$owod
Parent. Invited To Visit
School Lunchroom
Next Week
The week of October 13-19 has
been designed as State and Nation
al School Lunch Week in recogni
tion of the services rendered the
Youth of the State and Nation
through the School Lunch Pro
gram. Superintendent K. L. Edwards
has announced that all schools in
Madison County are observing
this week and that parents and in
terested citizens are invited to vis
it the school lunch rooms and in
spect the facilities.
The National School Lunch Pro
gram is the largest single food ser
vice in the nation, according to the
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
It now serves one out of every three
children in the nation's schools.
The program is an amazing net
work of thousands of small enter
prizes operated by local citizens
for the benefit of their children.
Put together, these small enter
prises are a lhi billion dollar food
industry, serving 2.7 billion lunch
es a year.
Food used in the National School
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Hot Springs Invades Island
Friday To Battle Tornadoes
Season's Largest Crowd Is
Expected To See Battle
Of Rivals
Throw the records opt the
window, Charlie. Forget what, the
teams have done so far this season
it doesn't matter. The reason:
Hot Spring Bhie Devils will in
vade the Island Friday night to do
battle with the up-and-down Mar
shall Tornadoes. The Blue Devils,
county champions, have an overall
record thus far this season of two
wins, two losses and one tie. The
record may not he too impressive
but remember, the Bine Devils
have met some pretty fair ball
teams, including Mars Hill, Harris
"B," Tryon, Clyde and last week,
Cantons Black Bear Jayvee team.
Although Hot Springs wss without
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Feeding school pupils, teachers
and bus drivers is a big business
in Madison County.
In observance of School Lunch
Week October 13-19 we checked
with school officials to find out a
few facts which might be inter
esting to the readers.
There are eight lunchrooms in
the schools of Madison County. A
total of 2,951 school lunches are
served every day schools are in
The average daily number of
plates served is as follows:
Mars Hill, 953; Laurel, 566
Marshal), 544; Hot Springs, 38H
Spring Creek, 314; Walnut, 300
Beech Glen, 198; Ebbs Chapel, 188.
It takes a lot of hard work and
planning to feed this many people
and it might be well to name the
unch room personnel of each
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Brilliant MHS Athlete May
Also Miss Basketball
Marshall High School was jolt
ed this week when it was learned
that Tommy Nix, brilliant MHS
athlete, would be out of action for
the remainder of the football sea
son and probably would not be able
to play basketball.
Tommy, the son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. L. Nix, of Marshall, has been
suffering from a thigh injury and
following a complete examination
by an Asheville physician Tuesday
it was revealed that he had a
ruptured blood vessel in the thigh.
Nix, a 17-year-old senior, has
attained one of the finest records
of any Marshall athlete, having
lettered in baseball, basketball and
football for the past four years.
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Tryon Battles Wildcats At 8
O'clcok; Homecoming
Before Game
The Mars Hill Wildcats, who
have won four and lost two games
thus far this season, will play
hosts to the strong Tryon eleven
Friday night at Mars Hill. Kick-
off Is scheduled for 8 o'clock.
Homecoming ceremonies will be
at 7 p. m, with the
Queen .RaJii
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Persons Killed
Only $148
Dean and Mrs. W. L. Lynch, fund
co-chairmen for the Red Cross
Membership Drive in the Mars
Hill area, announced at press time
that the Mars Hill area was only
$148.00 short of its goal of $1,100.-
Several groups aire meeting next
week and will be given the op
portunity to contribute so that the
Mars Hill Area can make its goal.
Some of the workers covering
the college, businesses, professions,
and industry have not completed
Mrs. Lynch urges those who have
not given (to please matye Ifchei r-con
tribution to Dean Lynch at Mars
Hill College.
The chairmen thank the citizens
for the thorough coverage and the
people for their generosity. Hun
dreds of residents from all com
munities have responded with in
dividual gifts ranging from 13c to
"The campaign for Red Cross
members and funds has reached
more people than ever before,"
Dean Lynch stated.
"The staff of the National Red
Cross congratulates you, the peo
ple of the Mars Hill area," an of
ficial said here today.
Homecoming I. Observed At
Game Friday Night;
Court Named
Miss Ann Tilson, 'daughter of
Mr. Fred O. Tilson of Marshall,
and the late Mrs. Tilson, wss
crowned 1968 Homecoming Queen
of Marshall High School at cere
monies held during halftime of the
Bakersville-Marshall football fame
bare last Friday night Miss Til
son is a senior and s cheerleader.
Miss Tilson was crowned Queen
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Mars Hill Area Lacks
In RC Drive
Crossnore Game
To Be Played On
Island October 18
It has been announced that the
Crossnore-Marshall football game,
originally scheduled to be played
in Crossnore, will be played on the
Island here on Friday night, Octo
ber 18, at eight o'clock.
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SHOWN ABOVE are the mangled can following
the fatal wreck which resulted in five deaths, includ
ing four prominent Marshall citizens. The wreck oc
10, 1963
In Wreck Friday Night
Collision Occurs Near
Hendersonville Man Is
A delegation of Democratic
women from Madison County is
expected to attend the 3rd annual
North Carolina Women's Conven
tion in Raleigh on October 11 and
12, according to Mrs. George B.
Shupe, president of the local par
ty organization.
More than 300 Deknocratic wom
en from all over the state are ex
pected to register at the Hotel
Sir Walter for the event which in
cludes workshops, panel discus
sions, and social activities.
Mrs. Shupe and Mrs. Glenwood
Franklin, precinct vice chairman
and member of the board of di
rectors, will leave Friday to at
tend the conventoin.
Herman Searcy Gets
"Red Cross" Pony
The pony which was given a
way Saturday in front of the
courthouse for the benefit of the
current Red Cross drive, was won
by Belk-Broome Company. W. F.
Holland, manager of the store, re
quested that the pony be auctioned
off and proceeds go to the Red
Cross Drive.
Herman Searcy was high bidder
and is now the possessor of a fine
Ruby Corpening
New Agent In
Yancey County
Mise Ruby Corpening, who has
been serving as associate home
economics agent in Madison Coun
ty Wr the past two years and sev
en months, has moved to Yancey
County where she has been named
Home Economics Agent. She be
gan her duties there on October X.
While here, her primary duties
involved farm and home develop
ment work outside the home dem
onstration clubs.
Kaylor Car Crashes Into
Car Driven By Mrs. Buckner
Books, Records Destroyed ;
Cash Taken; Investigation
Vandalism in one of its worst
forms was experienced here last
Thursday night when the County
Library, located on Main Street,
was entered and ransacked, ac
cording to Sheriff E. Y. Ponder
and the police department.
The damage was discovered Fri
day morning by Mrs. Wade Huey,
librarian, when she opened the
According to Ponder and Mrs.
Huey, $4.00 in cash was missing;
many valuable files were damaged;
office supplies were scattered
throughout the building; an ex
pensive dictionary was torn with
pages thrown on floor; a set of
Encyclopedia was torn and dam
aged; many bookmobile records
were destroyed and vulgar words
were written on the walls and
desks in red ink.
Further investigation revealed
that Hie party or parties entered
the rear of the building by tearing
screen from bathroom window to
gain entrance. The back door was
left open showing that they pro
bably left through this method.
The sheriff and policemen are
continuing the investigation.
Memphis, Tenn. Just seconds
before his 14-year-old son, a
junior high halfback, plunged over
for a score, R. W. VoUmer, enthusi
astically urging his son on, was
stricken with a fatal heart attack.
Before the game ended, halfback
Russell VoUmer raced for another
touchdown to win the junior high
league's scoring title.
curred last Friday night about two mil
Fletcher in Henderson County.
Cot Courtesy Asheville
$2.60 A Year In Madison ft Adjoining Counties
$4.00 A Year Outside These Counties
Also Killed
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Funerals Held Here Sunday
And Monday; Community
Is Stunned
A grinding two-car collision on
S sweeping curve on VS. 26, two
miles south of Fletcher, in Hen
derson County, took the lives of
five persons, including four prom
inent Marshall citizens, last Fri
day night. There were no surviv
ors. The four Marshall citizens kill
ed were John Howard Banks, Jr.,
27; Mrs. Alice Banks Bryan, 66;
Mrs. Blanche Worley Buckner, 37;
and Mrs. Lottie Thomas Rector,
Buddy Gene Kaylor, 29, of Hen
dersonville, driver of the car which
crashed into the Buckner car, was
also killed instantly.
The accident occurred about
10:20 o'clock Friday night mid-
Way between Brickton and Naples
when the car driven by Kaylor ran
off the road at high speed, skid
ded back onto the pavement and
smashed sideways into the front
of the northbound car in the op
posite lane.
Kaylor was killed instantly, as
were Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Rector,
who wars riding in the-hack seat
frf ft, drivsa by Mrs. Buckner
Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Rector were
pronounced dead on arrival at Mar
garet R. Pardee Memorial Hos
pital in Hendersonville by Dr. W.
D. Hickerson, Henderson County
assistant coroner.
Banks, who was riding in the
front seat with Mrs. Buckner, died
in the hospital emergency room
t 12.-20 a m., and Mrs. Buckner
succumbed at 1:66 a m., accord
ing to a hospital spokesman.
SUte Highway Patrolman Dan
Frady, who investigated, said the
condition of the wreckage indi
cated Kaylor's 1965 Oldsmobile
was traveling at high speed at the
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