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VOL. 62 NO. 46
12.50 A Year In Madiaon Adjoining Counties
$4.00 A Year Outalde These CounUe.
Three Bank Robbers
Plead Guilty; Sentenced
Long Terms Imposed In
Bank Holdup
One prison sentence of 22 years
and two of 15 years each were im
posed in U. S. District Court in
Asheville Wednesday morning by
Judge Wilson Warlick on three
Knox County, Tenn., men, who
had pleaded guilty to the $8,216
robbery of the Hot Springs branch
of the Citizens Bank of Marshall
last July 9.
John Edward Miller, 26, was
sentenced to serve 22 years in
prison and Ronald Arthur Cope
land, 21, and Donald Duke Riggs,
2.3, were given 15 years each.
Bank robbery took center stage
in U. S. District Court in Ashe
ville Tuesday as the court took a
brief breather from bootleg booze
Three Knoxville men, all in their
20s, pleaded guilty to the $8,216
robbery of the Hot Springs branch
of Citizens Bank of Marshall last
July 9.
U. S. District Judge Wilson
Warlick,, who is presiding, sen
tenced John Edward Miller, 26:
Donald Duke Riggs, 2.'i, and Ron
ald Arthur Copeland, 21, at 9:30
Wednesday morning.
Sentencing way delayed at the
request of attorneys for the three.
FBI agents Robert S. Moore of
Asheville and Joe H. Roberts of
Knoxville testified on statements
made to them by the defendants
and bank branch manager Joe Q.
Tilson, the lone employe.
Both Copeland, who "celebrat
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The following schedule has been
announced for Mrs. J. D. Warrick,
Madison County Truant Counsel
or: Monday, Nov. 18: Check princi
pal's weekly report of unexcused
absences. This will be done in
Superintendent R. L. Edwards' of
fice. Confer with Welfare Depart
ment as to any related problems
such as home conditions, free
lunches, health and other matters.
Tuesday, Nov. 19: Visit Spring'
Creek, 10:30 a. m.; Hot Springs,
2:00 p. m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20: Visit Lau
rel, 10:30 a. m.; Walnut, 1:30 p.
Thursday, Nov. 21: Visit Mar
shall, 10:30 a. m.; Mars Hill, 1:80
p. m.
Friday, Nov. 22: Visit Ebbs
Chapel, 10:30 a. m.; Beech Glen,
1:30 p. m.
This schedule is to be carried
out every two weeks. It was an
nuo need that time in between will
be devoted to absences turned in
by principals of each school.
Jtoplffi$HM opposition, tht
passed Thursday a bill to
Mtional Debt
Hiked To S31S
wUwaB WW FW w
' Overt
4 its present $309 billion to $315
w The measure, described as a
temporary increase, was sent to
the Senate by roll-call vote of
187-179 after the House lefeated
197-172 a GOP move to send it
back to the Way and Means
Committe for downward revision
of several billion dollars,
Voting to send the bill back to
committee were 23
149 Republicans. Against
mitting it wars 197 Demi
Republicans claimed
the mat r
Democratic leaders from the
new 34th Senatorial District met
in Marion Tuesday night to dis
cuss the present rotation system
of selecting candidates for the
State Senate. It was unanimous
ly agreed to discard the rotation
system in favor of allowing any
candidate from any of the four
counties in the district to run in
the primary.
"We feel that this system is
far better than the rotation sys
tem," one official said.
Counties in the new district are
Madison, Yancey, Mitchell and
Attending the meeting from
Madison County were Liston B.
Ramsey, chairman of the Madison
County Democratic Party; A. E.
Leake and Brown Aimmons.
Tom L. Mallonee, 11th Congres
sional District Secretary to Con
gressman Roy A. Taylor, is now
making scheduled visits to the
county seats and others sections
of the counties.
On Monday, November 25 he
will be at the Madison County
Courthouse, Marshall, from 9:00
to 10:30; and at the Yancey Coun
ty Courthouse, BurnsvfJle, from
1:00 to 2:00.
JFK Proclaims November 28
As Day Of Thanksgiving
Farmers who are participating
n the year's county Agricultural
Conservation Program (ACP)
through which the Government
shares the cost with them n per
forming needed sali and water con
servation practices, have two ma
jor responsibilities. These re
sponsibilities are to omoplete the
approved practices in accordance
with their specifications and the
filing of a written performance
report with the ASQS office af
ter the practices have been car
ried out.
In commenting on these re
quirement, Emory Robinson, chair
man of the county ASC commit-
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Ceiling Is
would add to what they termed un
necessary spending by the . Ken
nedy administraiton. President
Kennedy had requested the legis-
was the third time this year
thai the House has voted to
raise the debt .ceiling from its
permanent figure of $285 bil
lion. Last Mayj the roof was rais
ed to $309 bilffoVtmtil August SI.
In An gust, -.lite' $809 - Million
until the
when it will re-
unless the
new extension would an
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ceillmr was continued
lead of thisimonth.
oendlne Vbfcome
Practice for the Marshall High
Tornadoettes is now under full
swing. The call for practice was
answered by approximately 52
candidates for the team. After
two weeks of practice, 26 girls
are still vying for a starting po
sition. Gone from last year's champion
ship team are Wanda Baldwin,
Judy Worley, Judy Frisby, Ann
Ramsey, Nancy Henderson, and
Pat Goforth by graduation. Also
missing are Judith Wells, who got
married, and Mona Gale Gahagan,
who bypassed basketball this
Only returnees from last year's
team which sa wa great deal of
play are Forward Judy Tipton,
and Guard Willa Ann Plammons.
They will serve as co-captains.
Others returning who saw limited
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The Asheville District office of
the North Carolina Veterans Com
mission, which has been serving
the veterans, widows and depend
ents of veterans in Madison Coun
ty for twenty years, announced
today that arrangements had been
made for space in the Madison
County Courthouse where a 1 1
those intersetcd in securing the
services of the State Veterans
Commission could be more conve
niently interviewed. Field trips
previously made to other areas of
the county will be continued as
Richard S. Hulme, District Of
ftyer of the If. C. Veterans Com
iCtotfaiJHNiit Pag
Washington President Ken
nedy proclaimed November 28
as Thanksgiving and told the na
tion it "must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to
utter words but to live by them.."
Kennedy, in his proclamation
Tuesday, added:
"Let us therefore proclaim our
gratitude to Providence for mani
fold blessings let us be humble
let us resolve to share these
grateful for inherited ideals and
blessings and those ideals with
our fellow human being through
out the world!''
Kennedy proclaimed i Thanks
giving in accordance with a joint
resolution passed by Congress in
1941 that desiginated the fourth
Thursday of November as Thanks
giving Day.
1 Farmers in Madison
provide much of the pork which
they use for home use. The cur
ing of this pork is a particular
job. Many of these farmers have
developed good curing processes
over the years. The following is
a' good recipe for one hundred
pounds of moat:
8 pounds of salt
2-3 pounds of sugar
2-3 ounces of saltpeter.
Be sure that you have the in
gredients thoroughly mixed. Af
ter the cuts have been allowed to
chill, H of the mixture should be
worked over the whole piece of
meat, particularly into the cut
surface ami Joints. 11m meat
should be stacked tightly with the
flesh side up. 'Use a small amount
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A Madison County man was Hi
res ted last week by Sheriff E. Y.
Ponder in Unaka County, Tenn.,
and charged with the shooting of
Emmett Johnson, 45, of Marshall
RFD 3.
Clarence Shelton, 48, a former
felon, was charged with assault
with a deadly weapon with intent
to kill and is being held in Madi
son County jail, Ponder said.
Johnson, found on a rural road
connecting White Rock communi
ty with the Carmen community
about 4 p. m., wounded in the left
chest by a .45 calibre bullet, was
taken to Asheville's Memorial
Mission Hospital for treatment.
Ponder said his investigation
showed Shelton came to the John
son home in the Cutshaw commu
nity about 3:15 p. m. Finding
Johnson not at home, Shelton
went to a tobacco barn on the
Johnson property, where he found
Johnson. The two talked briefly,
then got into Shelton's car and
drove away, Ponder said.
Shelton's auto was seen pass
ing the Johnson home about 3:4,r)
p. m., with only one occupant, the
sheriff related, but suspicion was
not aroused.
Johnson was found lying in the
roadway some three miles north
of the home, he added.
Bond for Shelton's release
not been set, Ponder said.
Livestock Survey
Blanks Will Be
Given Next Week
Postanasters Marvin Ball, W. T.
Whitten and Alfred Huff announ
ced today that Rural Mail Car
riers and Star Route Contractors
will begin distributing December
1, 1963, Livestock Survey cards
to farmers patrons on their routes
partment of AgSture each year
in making this and two other sur
veys. Livestock cards returned by
farmers to their carrier will be
mailed direct to the North Caroli
na Crop Reproting Service in Ra
leigh. Information from each
card, if properly reported, will
then be tabulated and combined
with other reports to give indica
tions of changes in livestock on
Tar Heel farms. These indications
will also be usel to establish es
timates of the 1963 calf crop,
milk production, lalmb crop, wool
production, and the fall pig crop
as well as farmers plans to have
sows farrow in the spring.
So next week if you find in
your mailbox a card entitled "Live
stock Survey, December 1, 1963,"
don't put it aside. It was placed
theer by your carrier.
Postmasters urge that you fill
out the card and return it to your
carrier as soon as possible. It
is important that you return the
card for your farm since only a
given number of farms will re
ceive these cards, and your com
munity will be represented accord
ing to the number of cards re
turned. All Carriers are helping with
this survey.
Snow Strikes
County This Week
For the second time this win-
ter, snow is spitting and blowing
in Madison County. The first no
ticeable snow was seen here Wed
nesday afternoon with . flurries
continuing during the night.
5tV this fmw.-wM
Thursday, the snow is still falling
but is melting rapidly.
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What's Going To
Take Place On
Nov. 26-27-28-29-80?
Keep These Dates
In Mind! .J
Vote To
A pair of nervous bandits pull
ed a pistol and robbed a Buncombe
County service station operator
and his wife shortly after 9 p. m.,
Monday, then bound them with
cord, fired a shot and fled.
Robbed were Warren Alvin
Pike, 48, of Alexander Rt. 1, and
his wife, Martha. They operate
Pike's Gulf Station on U. S. 25-70
about a quarter of a mile from
the Madison County line. Mr. and
Mrs. Pike were alone in their place
of business, which is on an iso
lated spot on the highway.
Pike told Hank Bates, chief in
vestigator for the Buncombe
County Sheriff's Department, that
the two first entered his place
and ordered a soft drink. They
watched a TV set for a few min
uites, Pike said.
One of the bandits wheeled a
round with a pistol and said, "This
is a stickup. We want your mon
ey," according to Pike.
Pike told them, "I m a sick man
I need my money."
The robbers then answered
"We're poor people, too. This is
the way we make our living."
Bates said approximately $119
in tens and twenties were taken,
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Boosters Club Meets Here
Monday; Dingo To Be Played
Public Is Invited; Proceeds!
Are For Painting
Activity Bus
The Marshall High School
Boosters Club will meet in the
I home economics room of the
school next Monday night at 7:30
o'clock. Several important busi
ness matters will be discussed and
a Ways and Means Committee will
e appointed.
In addition to the regular mem
bers of the club, visitors are in
vited to attend the meeting at
7:30 and remain for the bingo
party which will follow the meet
ing. Several nice prizes will be
given to bingo winners with pro
ceeds from the event to be used
to paint the newly-purchased ac
tivity bus of the school.
The bingo party is expected to
begin at 8:30 o'clock and continue
to 10 o'clock.
The Boosters dub is composed
of interested adults from this area
who are assisting in needed im
provements for the school and the!
pupils. The Club is working hand-in-hand
with the school personnel
and several improvements have al
ready been made through the ef
forts of the club and the school of
ficials. "Everyone interested in joining
the club or in playing bingo Mid
having fun together are invited
to be present," Jim iStory, presi
dent of die Boosters Club, an
nounced. BLUE DEVILS
The All-Pi scab Conference foot
ball squad, picked by loop coach
es, lists several Hot Springs Blue
Devils on the squad.
Making the coveted team wan
Billy Roberts, end; Lloyd Ahnany,
tackle; Roy Johnson, guard; Ev
erett Shelton, hack; and Freddie
Shams, back.
Warren Nix,
ed honorable mention.
For Know - How"
Be Held Tuesday
Asheville Pastor Succeeds
Late Dr. Douglas M.
A strong plea for North Caro
lina Baptists to stop bickering
and being "suspicious of one an
other" was made Tuesday in Wil
mington by Dr. Perry Crouch af
ter he was elected general secretary-treasurer
of the Baptist
State Convention.
Dr. Crouch, 66, was chosen
unanimously by 3,000 convention
messengers to succeed Dr. Doug
las M. Branch, who was killed in
an auto accident near Ahoskie
last February.
In calling for unity among Bap
tists, Dr. Crouch said there has
been "too much bickering among
ourselves. We have been too sus
picious of one another. We have
been too ready to accuse each
other of disloyalty and unworthy
motives. We are hindering the
cause of Christ by such actions."
Dr. Crouch, pastor of the First
Church of Asheville since 1944,
asked the convention members to
"pray for me daily ... 1 will
make mistakes, but I promise you
I will try very hard to seek the
Lord's will and follow it."
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Harold Ponder of Mars Hill has
accepted a position as case work
er with the Madison County De
partment of Public Welfare and
assumed his duties this week.
Mr. Ponder is a graduate of
Mars Hill High School, attendedjbeen elected president of the Ag
Mars Hill College; and also the
University of Tennessee for , a
year. He then spent two years in
service with the Army Medical
Corps at West Point. Afterward,
he returned to Mars Hill College
and is the first student to com
plete the course for graduation
since the college became a four
year college. He majored in math
and has a minor in chemistry.
Mr. Ponder is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Ponder and is
married to the former Miss Ruth
Chambers of Mars Hill. They
have a two-year-old son, Michael
Allen, and reside at Mars Hill.
World's Largest
Now On Courthouse Lawn
Odd Construction Causes
Comment, Laughter,
. Curiosity and bewilderment
were on the faces of many people
tare Monday when strange things
started to take place on the court
louse lawn. Bewilderment turned
x laughter when the project was
completed Monday afternoon.
Still, just what in the Sam HiU is
it an what's it for was asked
lundreds of times.
One person described it as
"Marshall's version of Caps Can
averal.'' Someone else said it
was definitely the "world's lar
gest bean-shooter." A local per
il wanted to know who was
Continuance Of Valuable
Program Depends
On Votes
IVfadison County farmers will
vote next Tuesday, November 1!',
as to whether they want the
"Nickels for Know-How" contin
ued. On Page Two of this issue can
be found a message which lists
the various polling places.
According to Harry G. Silver,
county agent, twelve years ago
North Carolina farmers voted to
assess themselves 5c per ton for
all fertilizer and commercial feed.
This 5c per ton was to be used on
agricultural research and educa
tion. Every three years it is nec
essary, by N. C. State law, thut
another referendum be held to de
termine whether or not farmers
want this program, "Nickels for
Know-How," continued in North
At the polling places there will
be ballots, the registration book
for any farmer or any member of
his family who buys commercial
feed or fertilizer. They will have
an opportunity to vote on whether
or not they wish the Nickels for
r Know-How Program to be con
Recently the USDA released in
formation on the value of agricul
tural research. This information
showed that if American fanners
were using the methods used in
1940, it would cost an extra thir
teen billion dollars a year to pro
duce fool and fiber for this na
tion. The difference in the meth
ods used now and in 1940 were
made possible by agricultural re
search and education. This re
search was paid for by the gov
ernment and industry. The total
bill for all agricultural research
in the- past one hundred years was
toss than six billion dollars. This
is proof that research pays. Im
agine the loss of income to our
farmers if production costs wr'
increased thirteen billion dollars
a year!
Sometimes the city folks com
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Bobby Robinson
President JBerea
Agricultural Union
Bobby H. Robinson, son of Mrs.
Myrtle Morgan of Marshall, has
ricultural Union at Berea College,
Berea, Ky., officials have an
Clubs at Berea like the Agri
cultural Union, tend to foster a
growth among students in demo
cratic ideals and leadership abili
ty. Since Berea was founded in
1866, the college has strived to
instill in its students a logical con
cept of patriotism and service.
Self-governing clubs and organi
zations promote these ideals and
make them reality instruments in
the educational process.
Robinson, a senior at Berea, is
a graduate of liars Hill High
going to be "shot" to the moon
while others just stopped, looked,
grinned and turned away. Even
passengers on a Greyhound bus,
peered out the bus windows as if to 3
say, "My gosh, now I've seen
Frankly, it is hard to
just what is going to take
the "sling-shot." So far
have been no vohmtsres to sit
the chair and be shot into orbit
The answers will, no doubt,
furnished between No
30. Until then, it
that yon keep close
at an;

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