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MARSHALL, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1963
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12.60 A Tear In Madison A Adjoining Counties
$4.00 A Year Outside These Countie.
Christmas Pageant To Be
To Be Pre tented On Five
Nights; Choirs To Sing;
"The Nativity" will be present
ed on the courthouse lawn on five
nights, beginning next Monday
night, it was announced here this
week by the Production Commit
tee. Members of the Marshall High
School senior class will act as
characters and live animals will
be used to make the pageant more
realistic, it was Btated.
The same scenes of "The Na
tivity" will also be presented on
Thursday night, Dec. 19; Satur
day night, Dec. 21; Sunday night,
Dec. 22; and Monday night, Dec.
23. All performances will begin
at seven o'clock.
In addition to the scenes at the
manger, various choirs of this
area will sing during the per
formances. The production is under the di
rection of Dean Shields, Mrs. H.
B. Ditmore, and Miss Jessie Mae
Ramsey. Mr. Don Luckadoo will
also assist, it was stated .
The piiblic is cordially invited
to attend these performances.
GET DEC. 20-30
Madison County schools will
close from December 20 to De
cember 30 for Christmas Holi
days, it was announced this week
by R. L. Edwards, superintend
ent Mr. Edwards explained that
schools will close at 1:80 o'clock
December 20, and the
will have until Monday, De-
30 for the holiday. They
will return to school on Monday,
mmgfm W DOt WT bare anoth
er hoUdey on Wednesday, January
"I wish a happy holiday for all
pupils, teachers and other school
personnel," Mr. Edwards stated.
Cross Meeting At
A countywide Red Cross meet
ing will be held tonight (Thurs
day) at the courthouse at 7 p. m.
All members urged to attend.
County Farm Bureau Urges
Support Of "Little Federal"
Roberts Cites Crop Incomes
and Effect of Big City
The president of the Madison
County Farm Bureau said here
this week that it would be a "se
rious backward step for Madison
County's economy if the State is
ever ruled by big city legislators.'
President Bill Roberts of Mad
ison County submitted that big
city rule is a "real and serious
threat unless the Reapportion
ment Amendment passes on Jan
The amendment popularly
called the "Little Federal Plan,'1
would reduce House membership
from ISO to 100, giving each coun
ty one member. Tide Senate would
be increased from 60 to 70 mam
ben, with all seats being allotted
on m population basis.
"This plan gives fair represen
tation to everybody," said Rob
erto, "and provides for neither
big city or rural control. Basing
one house on area and the other
on population, is nothing other
than a fair solution."
Roberta cited the feet that Mad
ison County's estimated agricul
tural income for 1962 was $7,076,
275. This includes government
payments and income from sale
of farm products. Economic spe
cialists, he said, report that each
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To Be Published
The annual Christmas E
dition of The News-Record
will be published next
Thursday. The paper will
have many Christmas Greet
ings from business firms and
individuals. If you have not
been contacted and wish to
have a Greeting advertise
ment m this issue, please
contact this newspaper be
fore Tuesday Noon.
News correspondents are
asked to send in their
"copy" as early as possible
so that the paper can be
mailed at the usual time.
FLAT CREEK MAN
HELD IN DEATH
OF STEPSON MON.
A Flat Creek man is in Bun
combe County .Tail charged with
murder in the death of his step
son. William Goforth, 57, was charg
ed in the fatal shooting of Willie
Young, 29, also of the Flat Creek
section. Buncombe County coro
ner Dr. John C. Young, who filed
the charge, set a 9 a. in., hearing
Friday inquest in the Buncombe
Both Young and Gotforth are
well taowrT in tUt county.
I No bond will be set for Go
forth nntH the inquest.
Services for Young were held
at 11 a. m., Wednesday in West
Funeral Home of Weaverville.
The Rev. L. B. Laye officiated.
Burial was in Antioch Cemetery
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.froad improvements in Buncombe
Patsy Riddle Young; a daughter,
Sandra Gail of the home; a son,
Ricky Neil of the home; the moth
er, Mrs. Joyce Goforth of Weaver
ville; three sisters, Mrs. Marie
Langford, Mrs. Betty Jo Shelton
and Mrs. Sylvia Pranks, all of
Grady Arrington, 22, of Mar
shall Rt. 6, has been arrested in
the shooting of Wayne Arring
ton, 33, also of Marshall Rt. 6
Sheriff E. Y. Ponder reported
me younger Arlington is
charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon, inflicting serious per
The older Arrington was shot
in the face during a family argu
ment Sunday about 9:80 p. m., on
the front porch of Wayne Arling
Grady Arrington was freed on
$1,000 bond, pending a hearing
before Justice of the Peace Gar
rett Metealf, set for 2 p. m., Dec.
23 in Madison County Court-
satisfactory contf tif&f
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couW you. send to a relative or
i The News- Record T
Gift cards will be sent on re
ceipt of subscription.
Merchants' First Drawings
Te Be Held Here Next Toes.
Members of the Prize Committee for the Christ
mas Shopping Promotion, sponsored by the Marshall
Merchants Association, this week announced the list
of prizes which will be given away here next Tues
day, December 17.
The first drawing will be at 10 a. m., and the
second drawing will be held at 2 p. m., at the court
house. Practically all Marshall firms are participating
in giving tickets with each $1.00 purchase or paid on
account and thousands of tickets have already been
awarded people throughout this area.
In addition to silver dollars, trade certificates
are also to be given aWay. It was explained that
these certificates (Each $5.00 denomination) are to
be used the same as if they were actual money. They
may be redeemed at any store displaying the "We
Redeem Certificates" signs. They are good for any
merchandise of your choice.
Too, various firms are donating "extra" gifts to
be given away on the dates of the drawings (Dec.
17 and 24).
Below is a list of prizes to be given away next
TUESDAY MORNING, DEC. V 10 O'clock:
$25 Savings Account Citizens Bank
10 Silver Dollars
15 Silver Dollars
10 Trade Certificates $5 Each ($50)
15 Trade Certificates $5 Each ($75)
20 Trade Certificates $5 Each ($100)
Basket Groceries Dodson's
Two Haircuts Vader's Barber Shop
Double Blanket Penland & Sona
20 Gallons Gasoline Service Motor. Sales, Inc.
$10 Value Footwear McKinney's
Permanent Wave Carolina Beauty Shop
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 17 JttOO o'clock
10 Trade Certificates $5 Each i (150)
15 Trade Certificates $5 Each ($75)
20 Trade Certificates $5 Each ($100)
50 Silver Dollars
25 Silver Dollars
2 Haircuts Palace Barber Shop
$5.00 Dry Cleaning
State Highway Commissioner
Andrew Nesbitt reports the com
pletion of more than 6 miles of
and Madison counties during the
month of November.
In Madison County state forces
graded, drained and stabilized 0.4
mile of Bee Tree (Extension of
SP 1358) new addition. Con
tract forces resurfaced climbing
lanes with bituminous concrete
and completed work on guard rails
on 6.2 miles of US 23 from Ten
nessee state line toward Mars II ill.
SPEAKS TO LIONS
Lions Contribute $175
White Cane Drive
Judge J. Frank Huskins, of
Burnsville, was guest speaker at
the Marshall Lions meeting at
the Rock Cafe Monday night.
Judge Huskins, a former repre
sentative from Yancey County
and now resident judge in this
county, explained the "Little Fed
eral" Amendment which will be
voted on in January throughout
North Carolina. He was intro
duced by Lion Wade Busy.
During tile business session it
was revealed that the Marshall
Lions Club, through the coopera
tion and participation of its
members and other citizens, con
tributed a total of $176 to the
1968 White Cane Drive. This a-
mount gives the club a percentage
of $7.00 per member toward the
drive. - jSw&,IS ,:Hf.M
Lion President John Corbett
presided with 20
The next meeting will be on
Monday night, December 16, in-
of December 28, due to the
ON POST IS
BY JUDGE HERE
Judge J. Prank Huskins, in su
perior court here last week, or
dered the American Legion Build
Sng in Marshall closed following
the trial of three Marshall men.
Excerpts from Judge Huskins'
Based on conviction of James
Haynie, Troy Lee Meadows and
Harry Lee Davis of an affray in
said Post in Legion Hall, and be
ing a public nuisance; that it is
a congregating place for common
drunkards and that liquor and
beer are sold and consumed there
in, and that the peace of the cit-
izens of Madison County is dis
turbed by the fighting and bois
terous conduct there, it is order
ly! that the Sheriff of Madison
County close said premises.
Order signed by J. Frank Hus
kins, Judge Presiding, on Decem
ber 6, 1963.
Call To Ramsey
Home On Tuesday
A fire caused by blaring soot
was extinguished Tuesday morn
ing at the old R. S. Ramsey borne
on Sandy Mush with minor dam
age being done.
When firemen from, Marshall
arrived, the blase had beta partial
ly extinguished with water from
The home is occupied by Mrs.
Betty Walker and 12-year-old
daughter. A neighbor, summoned
by Mrs. Walker whan she dis
covered flames coming from the
lower part of the chimney hi the
living won, poured water on the
Ire. Marshall fireman completed
the job of extinguishing the blase
with salt and water. Little
age was done to the house.
The house la owned by Mrs. H.
JB. Ditmore, of Marshall.
Income From Tomatoes
Shows Increase Here
The Boy Scout Committee has
announced that Vader Shelton,
popular Marshall barber, has been
appointed Scoutmaster of the
Marshall Troop and the Troop is
now undergoing reactivation.
Shelton previously served as
Scoutmaster In 1948-49.
Charles Bishop and Jim Mcln
tyre have been named as Assist
ant Scoutmasters and will aid in
Scoutmaster Shelton announced
(this week that 13 boys had appli
ed for membership and had been
He urges parents to encourage
their sons (ages 11-16) to join
the Troop by December 30 "so
that we oan all start together.''
The first official meeting of
Scouts will be held at the REA
Building here on Monday night,
December 80, at 7:30 o'clock.
"I am looking forward to an
active Scout Troop here and be
lieve we can have a fine Troop
as we are all starting out as Ten
derfoots," Mr. Shelton said.
GETS JAIL TERM
A Madison, County roan.' Iff,
convicted of ah assault charge
and the trial of a woman charged
with murdering her husband was
contmued Friday in the final ses
sion of the current criminal term
of Madison Superior Court.
Judge J. Frank Huskins impos
ed an active sentence of five to
seven years in prison, and one to
two years suspended1, upon Jack
Ferguson, 48, of Hot Springs Rt.
2, convicted of assaulting Mr. and
Mrs. Manson Coward of the same
section with a truck last Nov. 20.
The trial of Mrs. Blanche Cook,
charged with the Sept. 28 slaying
of her husband, Clyde Cook, of
Marshall Rt. 3, was continued to
the February term.
The Hot Springs Lions Club is
sponsoring a campaign to Help
the less fortunate have a better
Christmas this year." On Monday
night. December 16. members of
the Hot Springs Lions Club will
be knocking on doors collecting
clothes, toys, food, candy, and
other items that less fortunate
families may use at Christmas
and throughout the year.
Lion President Neill Ross asks
that each citizen of Hot Springs
contribute to this worthy cause
to help "OUR OWN" people. For
those that may be away from
home, they can leave their "gifts"
at the City Hall.
Let's all get out and make this
the best Christmas ever for the
less fortunate people of Hot
Although the tentative date of
December 17 was set for the sew
age bond election here, technical!-
have arisen which prevent)
the election on that date.
As soon as definite date is set
it will be
SANTA TO VISIT
TWO SCHOOLS ON
FRIDAY, DEC. 20
Officials of the Marshall Mer
chants Association have announc
ed that Santa Claus plans to visit
the Marshall and Walnut schools
on Friday morning, December 20,
to give children candy and to visit
briefly with them.
Santa plans to visit the Mar
shall school about 9:30 o'clock
and after his visit there he will
ride over to the Walnut school to
visit pupils there.
109 Points To Set
School Cage Record
Marshall's Tornadoes set a new
school record Tuesday night when,
they defeated Spring Creek, 109
62 on the Spring Creek court.
Tommy Nix was high scorer
with 35 points while Buddy Ram i
sey looped in 26 points.
Pete Rice was high scorer for
Spring Creek with 18 points.
Marshall led at halftime, 46-19
and made an even worse rout of
it in the second half.
This was the highest point out
put ever turned in by a local high
Marshall (109) - Nix 85.
Ramsey 2, Fox 4. Worle 10. Hen
derson 8, ;Met Tweed 2.
west 2, Gladden 8, Candler ,
Spring Creek (62) B. Price
8, Gunter 2, Caldwell, Reese, Fer
guson 13, Pete Rice 18, D. Gunter,
Halftime: Marshall, 46-19.
Marshall (23) Tipton 5, Bry
an 6, Smith 4, Adams, Roberts 6,
H. Tipton, Rice 2, Plemmons, Go
Spring Creek (27) Moore 17,
Allen 3, Kirkpa trick 2, Kimberly,
Duckett, Meadows, Reese 6.
Halftime: Marshall, 14-10.
Marshall Faculty, Boosters
Club In Cage Game Saturday
This week, December 9-14, is
Marshall Parent Teachers Associ
ation Used Clothing Drive Week.
Please check closets and take any
article of clothing that you no
longer need or 'have discarded to
The News-Record office.
If you are not able to take the
clothes to The News-Record of
fice, call 649-3671, 649-3571, or
649-4476, and someone will be by
to pick up the clothes. Make an
effort to help stock the used
Holders of Harvest Round-Up
I 'Certificates, given te November,
have been requested to trade to
their certificates at once so that
they will not be confused with
(the Trade Certificates to be giv-
away daring the Christmas
The first trade certificates will
be given away next Tuesday atJOajdy, Lovable Lib Roi
10 a. m., and 2 p. m.
Tomato Growing Could Be
Answer To Your Farm
By HARRY G. SILVER
County Extension Chairman
Madison fanners received over
$125,000 from 50 acres of trel-
lised tomatoes in 1963.
As with any new enterurise.
people sometimes do not believe
the things they hear about the
income from tomatoee. How, they
say, can a farmer make so much
Let's answer this question with
some arithmetic. If we set toma
toes one foot apart in 5 foot rows
we will have 8,712 plants, forget
the 12, per acre. These plants
prunejd to one stem per plant
would produce 667 bushele if each
plant yielded only 4 pounds, 10
ounces per plant, that's 20 tons
per acre. At 5c a pound or $3.00
per bushel, you have $2,001. At
only 4c a pound or $2.40 you have
$16.00. This is not a good yield
or a high price. Six pounds per
stem or 870 bushels at $3.00 is
$2,610 per acre or at $2.40 a bush
el, $2,088. These are neither high
yields, nor high prices. Hiey are
less than average for the coun
ty. Some of the farmers in the
county who beat the average in
1963 were: Glen Davis, Frank and
Weaver Masscy, Arthur Trant
haim, Mrs. Vivian Keener, Pink
Plemmons, Boyce Waldroup, and
Randy Allison of Spring Creek.
Carl McCarter of Meadow Fork;
Clarence Shelton, Roscoe King,
and Glen Hensley of Carmen and
J- Alleghany; Hanmond Radford of
Lower California Creek; D. J.
Graham of Piney Grove; Jack
Proffitt and Claude Cody of Fos
ter Creek and Edd Lankford of
Production cost for tomatoes is
not high. Labor is not hard in
tomatoes but it is a high labor
If you need more money from
your farming operation, tomatoes
may offer an answer to your prob
lem. For more information on to
mato production and marketing,
call on the county agricultural
agent's office in Marshall.
Game Sponsored By Local
Boosters Club; Lots
Iiasketball fans will have an
opportunity to see some former
"greats'" in action at the local
gymnasium this Saturday night
as members of the Marshall 3chool
faculty battle with members of
the Marshall Boosters Club.
The "girls" game gets under
way at seven o'clock with the
men's game to follow. Proceeds
from the event will go to the
Boosters Club project involving
the elementary library.
It was also announced that a
door prize will be given plus oth
er entertainment with prises. Re
freshments will also be available.
After careful and aansM eMK
eideration, the following players
Slick, Oily LatreDe
Charming Carol Wbitt, Scoop
Dorothy Shape, Silent Reader Lu
cille BuUman, Ou-la-la Sandra Ed
wards, Tomato Baron Elolse Ward,
Graceful Grace Haynie, Country
Store Lab Sprinkle, Scientific Ar-
Dunstws Cteb Garb
I Florence Electric Rant
I the Belle Nile. Mam
I Roberts, Pug Whoiesal
I Ethel Shoot Moore, E