VOL. 62 NO. 52
In Big News Year
Integration In U. S. Ranks!
Second Spot In Year's
Top News Stories
The assassmntion of President
Kennedy one of the top stories
of the century completely dom
inated a news year that ranked
highest in drunia and import of
any year since World War II.
The integration story in the
U.S.A. was the overwhelming
choice for second place on tho
list announced Wednesday of last
week. The annual poll of editors
represents hundreds of subscrib
ers in the United States and Can
ada. The Pope John XXIII-Pope Paul
VI story and the Gordon Cooper
space flight contested closely for
third place. The papal death-and-
nviv is cne j:m use:
1. Kennedy Assassination.
TT 1 J. ntin 1 - .
2. Integration, U.S.A
4. Cwpw space flight.
5. U.S.A.-Britain-Russia nuclear
0. Assassination of Premier Di
em and brother in Vietnam.
7. Atomic submarine Thresher
8. Profumo sex scandal in Brit,
9. Supreme Court rules against
reciting Lord's Prayer in schools.
10. Fischer quintuplets.
The ban by the major powers
on nuclear testiing in the air held
steady in fifth place throughout
IN THIS COUNTY
North Carolinians continue to
buy U. S. Savings Bonds in record
November sales of Series E and
H Bonds totaled $4,301,517, an in
crease of nearly 14 percent over
November of last year.
Cumulative sales for the state
total $46,954,759. This is over 5
percent greater than for the com
parable 11 months' period of 1962
and amounts to 92.8 percent of
the state's annual goal of $50,
600,000. Twenty-two counties have al
ready achieved their quota for this
year, and others are close to mak
ing theirs. Sales in Madison Coum
November were $12,446
year, $148,892; or
of its qUMM
L. Kudiafll Jr.,
reach of making its
lar goal for this year. This will
be the first annual quota made in
North Carolina in the peacetime
history of the program. The 'ex
tra" bonds purchased during De
cember can make this achievement
Clew is the fellow who gives
his worries a little time time
enough to settle themselves.
a . jf
ootm Program, said
release. "Our state boot
dol- ney that
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Madison County has received four
new water system and baths from
tho Federal Government in 196.').
This is the results of the Federal
Government's aid to the people who
arc unable to finance their own
water system and baths. The grant
come through the Farm Home Ad
ministration and can be applied
for at the FHA Office in Marshall.
Anyone who does not have a wa
ter system and does not have the
ability to- purchase one from his
own funds either by being to old,
physically handicapped, or other
unaoie vo purcnase a water system
is eligible. Four of these grants
County this year which amounted
were issued to people of Madison
to about $4,000.00 of Government
money being spent in Madison
County which otherwise would not
have come into circulation in our
area. We hope that in the next
year even more of this money will
be available for people in Madison
County who do not have the con
veniences of a water system and!
bath and are not able to purchase
them for themselves.
Backs "Little Federal" Plan
"The people of Madison County
heeSd to understand that some is
sues very close to their hearts are
at stake in the struggle over
reapportionment of the Legisla
ture," W. M. (Bill) Roberts of
Marshall, President of the Madi
son County Farm Bureau, said
"Take rural electrification,"
feaid Roberts. "North Carolina's
rural electric cooperatives mana
ged to keep their independence
through the 1963 Legislature;
but they could very easily lose it
under a Legislautre dominated by
big City interests.''
Roberts said that the future of
the rural electric cooperatives de
pends "almost wholly on keeping
reasonable balance of power in
the Legislature between rural and1
Bitf -Cirfcf ' ,
Another issue, he Said, is that
of the county's rural school sys
tem. "For "years, people in tho
cities have been complaining a-
goes to support rural
schools," said Roberts. "If they're
allowed to control the Legislature
they could very easily get a law
passed which would force the ru
ral counties to support their Own
(school systems o a far greater
extent than they do today.
"There are few rural counties
fn this state that do net need a
great deal of Money spent on
their school systems. These coun-
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As on a winter's night nearly 20 centuries &go in a land far across
the sea, a beam of shining light from a star owd' the way to a stable
where the Prince of Peace was laid in swaddling clothes on the night
of His birth. But the scene above is different. The beam was from a
1.2 billion-candlepower arc lamp centered in a 30-foot Star of Bethle
hem high above Marshall, land it led to a pagieant from Marshall High
School, reenacting the Nativity and the visit of the Wise Men and
shepherds to the manger scene on the courthouse laiwn. 'Marshall High
School seniors portrayed the characters.
(Photo by Ewart Ball, Asheville Citizen-Times)
County Farm Bureau
WOULD LET WIFE
If a married woman in North
Carolina has a half million dol
lars in cash, she can spenid it as
If she owns a half million dol
lars worth of diamonds and a doz
en fur coats, she can sell or give
them away at will.
But if she owns a farm, a lot or
a house and lot, she has to have
the written consent of her hus
band to sell it.
A.- husband who owns a proper-
tv aprwrntelv Ann aell if t ivill I
nd so can an
N. C. General
eary and discrimatory holdover
It recommended and the Assem
bly proposed a constitutional a
mendment to correct the situation.
The voters will approve or re
ject the amendment at the polls
Jan. 14 the same date that the
controversial "little federal plan"
for representation in the assembly
before the voters.
Unlike the little federal plan"
th amendment on women's righto
to sell real property has not been
C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
Masonic Lodge To
Officers of the French Broad
Lodge No. 202, A.F. and A.M., will
be installed at a public installa
tion service in the Mpsonic Tem
ple of Marshall on Friday eve
ning at 7:30. W. C. Silver, Jr.,
district deputy grand master, will
serve as installing officer.
Prior to the installation, the
Masons, their wives, and guests
will be entertained at a supper by
ladies of the Marshall Eastern
Star Chapter. The supper will be
served in the Fellowship Hall of
the Marshall Baptist Church be
ginning at 6:30 o'clock.
Always remember that the fel
low who boasts most about his
ancestors is bragging about a non-
Lblwntog family taee.
It received almost unanimous
support from the elected members
of the assembly.
The amendment would remove
a constitutional bar against a
married woman selling her own
real property without written con
sent of her husband.
It would pat married women
on tiie same basis as married
men, single men and single wom
en in this field.
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Pjhe 196S4 ital dmwn by the Geneaal
10c PER COPY
Premeasurement Services To
Be Available Through ASCS
D. M. Robinson Is
D. M. Robinson has been re
elected a Director of the Asheville
Agricultural Development Coun
cil for 1964 representing Madison
County. The election took place
at the Council's annual meeting
earlier this month.
The Agriculutral Development
Council embraces an 18 county
area of Western North Carolina,
promoting agricultural progress
and rural community develop
ment It is operated by a board
of directors representing all coun
ties in the area. Aim of the pro-
is to help develop
grese through close cooperation of
and atrip lppifi JjWWE
The Council is
mass, mdnatry and
the area, Started 14 yean ago, it
has compiled an huaa ogive rec
ord and has been widely publicized
as one of the pioneer programs
at its tope in the nation. A ma
jor activity has bean sponsorship
with the agricultural agendas of
the Western Norht Carolina Com
munity Development Program, in
which 188 organised communities
took part during 1968.
of the Ag-
Winners Are Announced
In Final Drawing Here
IS WINNER OF
The annual drawing for baskets
for the blind,, sponsor! by the
Marshall Lions Club, was held
immediately following the Mer
chants Association drawing here
Carl Cantrell, of Walnut, wa
the lucky winner of the choice
Other winners were Neal Hons
tun. Marshall, .22-cal. automatic
rifle; Hill Thomas, Walnut, Elec
tric Fry Pan: Jack Pavne. Mar
shall RFD 5, Wagon.
"We appreciate the cooperation
of the citizens in making these
donations to help the blind at
Christmastime," Lion President
John Corbett, stated.
Seed In Soil
The big rush on the soil labor
atory will begin after the first of
the year. For this reason, far
mers in Madison County who de
sire results no soil samples for
the spring seeding of alfalfa, pas
ture, or tobacco, corny and toma
toes, should get those samples and
get them into the State Labora
tory now. Soil boxes and infor
mation sheets may be obtained at
the county agent's office in Mar
shall. Guesswork on the farm today
can be very costly. For best re
sults we must have just the right
amount of fertilizer, lime, seed,
fumigants, insecticides, etc. For
allotment crops, and sometimes
for other crops, it is just as im
portant to have exactly the right
amount of acreage. To help far
mers take the guesswork out of
acreage, Emory Robinson, chair
man of the Madison County ASCS
county committee, announced to
day that premeasurement service
will again be made available to
farmers in 1964.
For those who request premea
surement, the ASCS will send a
representative to the farm to
measure and stake the exact acre
age to be planted. Then there is
fear of having excess acreage, re
sulting in the need for destroying
acreage to come within the allot
ment or having to pay a market
ing penalty and receive no price
support. Either way the farmer
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ricul tural Council for the com ing
year were Mayor Bail W. EUer
of Asheville, president: Frank H.
Brown Jr., of Cullowhee and Keith
Arledge of Hendersonrille, rice
presidents; Burwell Smith, Ashe
ville, secretary, and Loyd Leon
ard of Asheville,
$2.60 A Tear In Madison & Adjoining Counties
$4.00 A Year Outside These Counties
Hundreds Brave Snow, Slick
Roads To Attend Tues.
Hundreds of people, young and
old, jammed the courtroom and
hundreds more jammed the side
walks and courthouse lawn for
(be final drawings of the Mer
chants Association Tuesday after
noon, despite slush, snow and slip
Hundreds of dollars in mer
chandise, silver dollars and trade
certificates were given away a t
three drawings but the largest
crowd was on hand Tuesday.
Winners in the drawings Tues
Mrs. Hezekiah Cantrell, Mar
shall RFD 1; $2.r Savings Account
Citizens Hank; $25 cash; hair cut,
Vader's Barber Shop.
Wllianl I'ayne, RFD 5; $50 in
trade certificates; automatic
iron, Home Electric & Furniture
J. W. Henderson, Big Pine;
Basket Groceries, Dixie Grocery;
hair cut, Vader's and $60 in cash.
Ralph Candler, Marshall: $60
in trade certificates; 100 gallons
gasorfne,r'CIy Oil Company," John
Frank Briggs, Marshall RFD
2: $50 cash; Lifetime subscription
to The News-Record.
Charles "Bud" Parris, Marshall:
$100 in trade certificates.
Cassie "Bill'' Haynie, Marshall:
$200 in trade certificates.
All trade certificates compli
ments Marshall Merchants As
sociation. WINNERS ARE
Winners in the annual Christ
mas Decoration and Lighting
Contest, sponsored by the Mar
shall Garden Club, were announ
ced following judging on Sunday
Winning the "Best Youth Ap
peal was the h. L. Nix home.
'Best Door" was won by the Ed
Niles home; and "Best Overall"
was won by the Arthur Lefdford
"We wish to thank the judges
who volunteered their time and
also wish to congratulate the
winners on having such outstand
ing decorations,'' an official of
the Garden Club said.
.More than $3 anfllion WgMM
timber was cut on National For
ests in the South during the first
three months of the present fis
Regional Forester J. K. Vessey
said the timber cot during the
period amounted to 184,487,510
board feet with a value of $3,
689,660. The cut was about four
million board feet greater than for
the same period of the previous
The largest amount of timber
cut was on the Ouachita National
Forest in Arkansas and Oklaho
ma. This eat was 28426480 board
Ifeet, valued at $761,675.
000 board feet,
!eet, value $130,87.