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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1963 Ms PUB COPY
2.60 A Year In Madison St Adloinin
14.00 A Yer Ou taide These Coun tie.
Mourns Loss Of President Kennedy
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LYNDON B. JOHNSON was sworn in as Presi
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Criminal Court To Start
Here Monday Morning
Davis Fraud Case; Cook
Murder Case Head
list Of Trials
The December term of superior
court for the trial of criminal
cases will begin here Monday
morning with Judge J. Frank
Buskins, of Burnsville, presiding.
Robert 5. Swain is the solicitor.
Among the cases scheduled to
be heard during the one-week term
are State vs. Robert Leroy Davis
Jr., former Hot Springs business
men and civic leader. Davis is
charged with fraud, false pre
tense and embezzlement.
Solicitor Robert S. Swain indi
cated losses of $140,000 to finan
cing companies handling sales
contracts written by Davis. The
solicitor said Davis had been op
erating Bob Davis (Store at Hot
Springs for the past six to seven
years, and that the alleged of
fenses date as far fceok B 1957.
Most of the indictments, however,
relate to charges of isfflsMis oc
curring during the first five
months of this year, Swain said.
Another case scheduled to be
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IN CAR ACCIDENT
Horace Reavia, 17, of Mars Hill
Rt 2 was killed in en automobile
accident in Oewege, 111., Sunday
night, November 24, 1963.
Surviving are the mother, Mrs.
Mildred Reavia of Aurora, 111.;
the father, Ralph Reavis of Mars
Hill Rt. 2; two brothers, Forrest
and Morris of Mars Hill Rt. 2;
and a 'half-sister, Vickey Lynn
Reavis of Aurora.
The body was returned to Mars
Hill Wednesday morning.
Services will be held at 2 p.
m., Thursday in aetmei Baptist
The Rev. Torn S. Henderson
and the Rev. Lawrence Rhodes.
will officiate and burial will be
in Chandler Cemetery with Guy
and Jerry Randolph, Sonny Angel,
Leon Hileman, Bobby Miller, Ga-
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Harvest Round-Up Is Now In Full Swing;
Will End With Nanny-Hoot Saturday Night
This Issue Dedioated To The
Memory Of The Late
I PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY I
"M" Night At Mars
Hill Next Monday
Rev. Sam H. O'Neal To
Speak; All Churches
The annual "M" Nitfht of the
French Broad Baptist Missionary
Associational Training Union
Mass Meeting is to be held Mon
day night, December 2, at the
Mars Hill Baptist Church, begin
ning at 7:30 o'clock.
The following has been sent to
all co-workers in the association
by Mrs. E. C. Crowe, Associational
Training Union Director, and oth
This meeting is the annual
gathering of our people from all
our churches when accomplish
ments of the year are reviewed,
and opportunities of service dur
ing the coming year are discussed.
It is a time for fine Baptist fel
lowship. We urge each church
to have a large crowd present. It
is a great inspirational meeting.
Three banners will be awarded.
3ne will be given the church with
the largest number present, one
' M" Night Speaker
to the church with the highest at
tendance en a percentage basis:
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Annual Lions Christmas
Basket Drive Starts Saturday
DR. A. M. RAMSEY
INJURED 1 CAR
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tion ihajl'Uiiiii to brush up on re
visions in the state's absentee bal
Several controversial change
in the law were enacted by (be
1963 General Assembly. Stat
Elections Chairmen WUBam Jos
lin said Thursday county chair
men save been asked to attend the
meetings to' make sure they are
familiar with the revisions.
Joslin said Henry Lewi, the
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$14,455 In October
-Bend sales during October in
Madison County were $14,466.00.
according to C L Rudisill Jr.,
Madison County Volunteer Sav
ings Bonds Chairmen. For the
year, sale totaled $185,946, which
la 81.5 per cent of the county's
quota for this year.
People who profit by tibeir mis
takes have really made none.
Dr. Arthur M. Ramsey, Mar
shall dentist, was painfully in
jured Tuesday night about 7 o'
clock when hie car wrecked near
Mars Hill while he was en route
to a medical meeting.
Dr. Ramsey had been to Ashe
ville on business and was between
the Forks of Ivy and Mars Hill
when the accident occurred.
He received a deep cut on the
forehead and other cuts and bruis-
, but his condition is reported
as satisfactory at Kt. Joseph's
His Corvair was badly damag-
1, 022-Pound Choice Angus
Steer Is Top
The annual drive for funds to
purchase Christmas Baskets for
the blind will start here Saturday
by members of the Marshall Lions
As has been the custom in the
past, members will offer tickets
for $1.00 donations and the big
drawing for top prizes will be held
Tuesday, December 24 at 3 p. m.
at the Courthouse here following
the regular Merchants Association
First prize this year is a 1,022
pound Choice Angus Steer. Other
prizes include a .22-cal. automatic
rifle, an electric fry nan and a
As in the past, holders of tickets
do not have to be present at the
Lions drawing, John Corbett,
Proceeds from the sale of tic-
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Pioneer Outfits, Decorations,
Contests Add To
Despite the heavy feeling fol
lowing the assassination of Presi
dent John F. Kennedy and despite
cold and damp weather here Tues
day, the "Harvest Festival" pro
motion began as scheduled. I t
seemed as if everyone was trying
to forget the past few days and
join in the atmosphere of Pioneer
Days and to make the promotion
Boys and girls, men and women,
were dressed out in all types of
outfits. Most of the girls ami
women wore long dresses, bonnet
type hats, quaint hairdos and
make-up. Businessmen, as well
as younger school-ae boys, join
ed in the fun by wearing every
type of outfit one can imagine.
Davey Crockett, Daniel Boone,
Indian outfits, comic strip charac
ters, TV stars were imitated all
in good fun.
Someone remarked, "I feel
crazy in this outfit but what the
heck, it's time we did something
Up and down the sidewalks at
reasonable intervals were shocks
of corn, pumpkins and other har
As scheduled, the Rocking Chair
Contest started Tuesday about
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Girl Scouts In
Among those participating in
the motorless parade Friday will
be the Girl Scouts. These Scouts
will be dressed in old uniforms
dating back to World War I. The
uniforms have been ' borrowed
from Pisgah Girl Scout Council
through Mrs. 0. A. Gregory.
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Accused Assassin Is Shot
To Death Sunday In Dallas
THE LATE President John F. Kennedy, who
was asaaasinated Friday in Dallas, Texas during a
Assassinated In Dallas
Friday During Parade
Final Rites HeUJafomlft? In
Ai rfi lEal ill
One Drawing On Dec. 24;
Two Are Set For
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The annual Christmas Promo
tion, sponsored by the Marshall
Association, will get
underway here en Monday, Pee. Slat 10 a. at., and ths second drew
Marshall stores per-
As in year past, shoppers are
given tickets for each 11.00
le for all prises at tin big1
twines which are scheduled
for December 17, end 24.
It was announced that two
drawings will be held on Decem
ber 17. The first drawing will be
bag will be at t o'clock.
Prises will be announced later
for all drawings. "
Merchants ere restocking their
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Washington President Ken
nedy's death Friday continues the
coincidence that presidents elect
ed at 20 year intervale in zero
numibered years died in office.
The list includes:
1840 William Henry Harrison
1860 Abraham Lincoln
1880 Jaimes A. Garfield
1900 William McKinley
1920 Warren G. Harding
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt
1960 John F. Kennedy
Roosevelt did not die in the third
term to which he was elected in
1940 but during his fourth term.
Three of the previous presidents
on the list were assassinated
Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley.
Marshall PTA To
The Marshall PTA will meet
Monday, December 2, in
cafeteria, at 7:30 p. m.
The FH A girls, under the direc
tion of Mrs. Sari Robinson, pro
grant chairman, will present
program on "Values." Special
music will be rendered.
Everyone is urged te attend.
Lee Harvey Oswald found mer
ciless death lurking in a crowd
Sunday, just as President JohnF.
Kennedy did 48 hours earlier. The
accused presidential assassin was
shot and killed during a routine
Jack Ruben stein, alias Ruby,
62, bachelor owner of a downtown
Dallas strip-tease joint, brooding
since Kennedy's untimely death,
stepped from the ranks of some
200 onlookers and wordlessly sent
a single pistol bullet into Oswald's
left side below the chest.
Oswald was cut down at 11:20
a. m. while being taken from
City Hall detention quarters to
a permanent maximum security
cell in the Dallas County, jail,
there to wait trial for Kennedy's
assassination. An armored car
we standing by far the transfer.
ing around him. with some
I doctors working over mnx
lKR.ee vsttntv to save tne
officially was pronounced dead,
in the earn hospital where Ken
nedy expired Friday, with the
same hectic medical action swirl-
Ta alleged assassin's death
an Historic footnote to three-
days of high drama beginning e
bout noon Friday when the sharp
of a snlpere bullet cut
the 46-year-old Kennedy as
he rode triumphant in a Dallas
motorcade while thousands cheer
Gov. John ConaaBy of Tex, rid
ing with Kennedy. Police said
they were convinced the killer waa
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A hidden gunman assassinated
President Kennedy with a high
power rifle Friday.
Three shots reverberated. Blood
sprang from the President's face.
He fell face downward in the back
seat of his car. His wife clutch
ed his head and tried to lift it,
crying, "Oh, e!"
Half an hour later, John F.
Kennedy was dead end the Unit
ed States had a new president,
Lyndon B. Johnson.
Johnson flew to the White
House and promised the nation
that "I will do my best. That is
all I can do. I ask for your help
Within the hour, police had ar
rested a 24-year-old man follow
ing the fatal shooting of a Dallas
policeman. Homicide ' Capt Will
Frits said Friday night Witnesses
had identified the toan as the
slayer of the policeman and he had
bean charged with murder.
TOtt said It had not been ee
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It was 1:07 pm. when waMjliehed that the man had kiBed
the President but it said been
established- that he waa in the
building from which the shots
were fired at the time of 'the as
He was Lee Harvey Oswald of
Port Worth, who four years ago
said he wa applying for Soviet
citisenship. Me has a Russian
Oswald denied that fab had shot
Frit said Oswald was a mem
ber of an organisation known a
"Fair Play for Cuba."
ical Requiem Maes was
celebrated sit nbn Monday in
St Matthew's Roman Catholic
Cathedral in Wa him I on
The assassination occurred Just
i the President's motorcade was
leaving downtown Palis at the
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