The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, September 11, 1947, Image 1
Net Paid Circulation THIS WEEK 2,211 LAST WEEK 2,210 YEAR AGO THIS WEEK 2,116 ffatifcllti ft < anb l^igblan^ IHacouian PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LXII? NO. 37 FRANKLIN, N. C.. THURSDAY. SEPT. 11, 1947 $2.00 PER YEAR 3,775 ENROLLED TO DATE IN 23 MACON SCHOOLS Total Ahead Of Last Year; 60 Per Cent In Four Schools Enrollment In Macon County's 23 public schools totaled 3,775 at the end of last week, County Supt. Ouy L. Houk announced Tuesday. The total is approximately 175 greater than this time last year, Mr. Houk said. The enrollment of 1,164 in the Franklin consolidated school represents 30 pey cent, or al most one-third, of the total numbef of children in school in the county. The four larger schools ? Franklin, Highlands, Cowee, and Otto ? have a total (enrollment of 2.299, or 60 per cent of the number enrolled in the entire county. The figures by schools (ap proximations in one or two in stances) follow: Franklin, 1,164; Highlands. 408; Cowee, 367; Otto, 360; Ot ter Creek, 218; Slagle, 202; Kyle, 132; Iotla, 129; Union, 107; Higdonville, 106; Pine Grove, 83; Salem, 72; Holly Springs, 61; Watauga, 54; Scaly, 54; Oak Ridge, 41; Clark's Chapel, 38; Burningtown, 36; Oakdale, 32; Mashburn's, 20; Mountain Grove, 17; Allison-Watts, 15; and ChapqJ (Negro), 81. Of the 81 enrolled in the Ne gro school, 77 are elementary and four are high school stu dents. Here For His First Visit In 28 Years Henry C. Shields, of Salem, Oregon is visiting his brother, Charlie Shields, and other rela tives in Franklin. This is Mr. Shields' first visit -to Franklin in 28 years. Charlie Shields al so has had as his guests an other brother, Frank Shields, of Miami, Fla., and his sister, Mrs. Sallie Alloway, of Chattanooga, Tenn. Do You Remember . . . ? (Looking backward through the files of The Press) 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK A party consisting of Messrs W. R. Johnston, John Trotter, R. L. Davis, F. L. Siler, E. L. Addington, and Misses Mary and Margie Hood, Ida Bohanon, Nannie Trotter, Beulah Alford, Rev. Jesse W. Siler and family, and Mrs. Mattie Sloan and children left yesterdtfy to storm Highlands for a day or two. There was a rather novel team from Tesenta in town Saturday. It was composed of two heifers and two young steers and brought & load of locust pins to the pin factory. Wade Crawford, Lewis Elias, and Miss Isabel Elias left Mon day to enter Trinity college. 25 Y HA US AGO The fire department answered a hurry call Tuesday morning to the home of Mrs. A. S. Bry son on East Main Street. The cclllng over the kitchen had caught fire from a defective flue, but by prompt work on the part of those in the house at the time, the fire was extin guished before the department reached the scene and what might have been a disastrous fire. ' | 10 YEARS AGO A group of friends entertain ed at a dinner party at the Tavern, followed by a theatre party Thursday evening, honor ing Miss Helen Patlon, who re signed from the Franklin high school faculty to teach art in the city schools at Durham. Miss Patton left Saturday for Durham. Those attending were Miss Patton, the honoree, Mrs. Truman Moody, Mrs. Joyce Cagle, Mrs. Lee Guffey, Mrs. Hoyt Williams, Mrs.. J. C. Bar rlnRton, Mrs. Pearl Hunter, Mrs Elolse Franks, Mrs. Helen Ma con, Miss Jennie Gilliam, Miss Mayberyl Moody, Miss Rose Rogers, Miss Nora Moody, Mls.< Ruth Slagle, Miss Margaret Slagle. Miss Katherlne Porter MUa Frances McNeil, Miss AnnU Mu? Joeephlne Weaver *nd Ml* Chandler. ELLIS D. FYSAL Mr. Fysal, Red Cross field worker, will conduct a course for instructors in first aid here, 1 starting September 22. PLAN CLASSES I IN FIRST AID Red Cross Instructors' Course Will Start September 22 Ellis D. Fysal, former Uni versity of North Carolina foot ball star and veteran Ameri 1 can Red Cross field worker, will I conduct a first aid instructors' course here from September 22 through October 3, under the sponsorship of the local chap ter of the Red Cross. | The course will offer 30 hours' instruction in first aid and In accident prevention. Mr. Fysal, who is well known [by a number of persons in this county, has served iri the Red Cross since 1927. During World War 2, he spent eight months in Hawaii and Okinawa, train ing members of the armed forces in water safety and first aid. A graduate of the Univer sity of North Carolina with an A. B degree, he has had a wide variety of experience in giv ing' first aid instruction. Persons who desire to take the course are asked to contact Mrs. Mary Jo Sloan at the Red Cross office here at the earliest date possible. , Mrs. Sloan said that special plans will be made to take care of groups from organizations or companies which desire to enroll their members or workers for the course. She asked that re presentatives of any organiza tion desiring to enroll a class notify her so that she can dis cuss with them the possibility of arranging a special schedule for such group or groups. Mrs. Houston Claimed By Death At Age Of 81; Rites Saturday Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Houston, 81, widow of J. W. Houston, died at the home of her daugh ter, Mrs. Fred Lowe, Franklin, Route 3, last Thursday at 7:30 p. m., following a long illness. Funeral services' were held for this Macon County native at the Iotla Baptist church, of which she was a member, at 11 o'clock Saturday morning, with the Rev. Norman E. Holden and the Rev. Arvil Swafford conducting the service. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. W. D. Welch, Mrs. Rebecca lloper, Mrs. Charles Downs, Mrs. Etta Lowe, Mrs. Ellen Holden, and Mrs. John Hughes, all of Franklin, Route 3; two sons, Norman Houston, of Franklin, Route 3, and Oraden Houston, of Brevard; four half-brothers, James R., and Will Holbrooks, of Franklin, and Frank and Larken Holbrooks, of Candler; two half-sisters, Mrs. Maggie Henson, of Henderson county, I and Mrs. Frank Duckett, of ' Candler; and 33 grandchildren 1 and 31 great-grandchildren. I Potts funeral home was in charge of the funeral arrange ments. i Dryman Chapel Plans Home Coming Program The Dryman Chapel Metho , ! dist church will hold a home coming program Sunday. Sing i lng is on the morning program, ! according to the pastor, the Rev. i C. N. Allen, and the fourth ; Quarterly conference will follow , the picnic lunch. Dr. Walter B [ West, district superintendent , will preside at tl^e conference which will open at 3:30 o'clock. J. H. THOMAS. WIDELY KNOWN CITIZEN. DIES Funeral For Former Merchant Held ? Tuesday John Henry Thomas, 76, died at his home on Iotla street here Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. Thomas, who was widely known and respected, had been in poor health since 1937, when he suffered a stroke. He had been confined to his home most of the time for the past six months. Throughout his life, Mr. Thomas was active in commun ity affairs, and, as a merchant here from 1895 to 1920, became widely known throughout the county. At one time he operat j ed a store on the site of the \ present S & L 5 and 10 Cent 1 store, while for many years his store, about where Stewart's service station now is, was the 1 rendevous of school children in early tall, since Mr. Thomas handled school books as well as general merchandise. For a year or two in the early 1920's "Mr. Thomas operated a commercial brick kiln where the Franklin airport is now situated. He served one term as Frank in election registrar. He was a member of Junalus kee lodge, A F. and A. M., of the I. O. O. F., and of the Jun ior Order. In early life, he was ? member of the Hickory Knoll and Clark's .Chapel Methodist churches, but- later transferred bis membership to the Franklin church. Born in Rabun county, Ga., he came to this county at the age of six. In 1895 he married Miss Lily Scroggs, of Rabun county, who survives. Survivors, In addition to his ' widow, include three daughters, I Mrs. J. D. Chandler, of Frank lin, Mrs. G. A. Reynolds, of Long Island, N. Y., and Mrs. W. W. Scott, of New York City; two sons, Jess D. and Harry THom as, both of Franklin; two/sist-j c-rs, Mrs. George E. Bryson, of the State of Washington, and ; Mrs. S. C. Watkins, of Daytona I Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Meeks and Sam Thomas, both of the State of Washington; and 10 grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Franklin Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, with the pastor, the Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, conduct ing the service. Members of the local Masonic lodge were in charge of the graveside rites, at the Franklin cemetery. The pallbearers, all Masons, were Prelo Dryman, Fred Moore, I. T. Peek, Bill Bryant, Rufus Snyder, and J. B. Pendergrass. Honerary pallbearers were George Dalrymple, Alex Moore, Walter McConnell, H. H. Mash burn, T. W. Porter, and Claude Calloway. ' Arrangements were under the direction of Bryant funeral home. Local Nine Swamps Sylva 12-6 And 14-4 The Franklin baseball club continued its torrid pace and stretched its consecutive win ning strebk by swamping Sylva in both games of a double-head er last Sunday afternoon on the local diamond. The Scores were 12-6 in the first game, and 14-4 in the second. Franklin batters continued their heavy stick by collecting 34 hits in the two games. Price, regular first sacker for the Franklin, club, was on the mound for the first game, with Harley Stewart going the route In the second. Otto Manslaughter Hearing Continued The case of Mrs. Katherine Otto, of Miami, charged with Involuntary manslaughter in connection with the automobie death of Sheridan Reid, of Highlands, September 1, was I continued for 30 days when it came before Magistrate John Moore here Wednesday. The i ] continuance was at the request ' ' of counsel for both sides. Young ? Mr. Reld died as a result of ln , Juries received when automobiles , , driven by him and Mrs. Otto | collided In Highlands. Franklin Has Over 2,000 Population, 600 Families, Telephone Survey Shows In Franklin and its immedi ate environs . are 600 occupied family dwelling units with a population estimated at 2,160, a survey recently made by the Western Telephone company re vealed. Franklin's population in 1940, as shown by the U. S. census, was 1,249; in .1930, it was 1,094. The telephone company's pop plation total was arrived at on a basis of an estimate of 36 persons per family. The survey was made, R. E. McKelvey, general manager of the telephone company, said, with a view to planning the company's expansion program for the next 10 years. On a basis of the survey, the firm an ticipates a 1957 population of J, 200. The count of dwelling units wap made within the. town, and In a few cases extended a short distance ? in no instance more than a quarter of a mile ? be yond tjie corporate limits. The survey was made by Mr Mc Kelvey and W. D. McKee, of Charlotte, Southern Bell special j ist in making the telephone sur veys. < . Assuming that the family that ! is able to pay a medium or 1 high house rental is the most j likely potential telephone sub j scriber, the survey also includ I ed an estimate of the normal rental each of the family dwel ling units counted would bring in normal times. The results were: Sixteen houses or family units that would rent for from $50 to $100; 53 that would rent for from $35 to $50; 192 for from $25 to $35; 216 for from $15 to $25; and 128 for less than $15 Blow Car Horns To Drown Preacher's Loudspeaker; Held Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Wick were arrested in Highlands September 2 on a charge of disturbing public worship. The case grew out of their blowing the horns on two automobiles in an alleged effort to drown out an elec tric amplifying system over which a traveling preacher was preaching, on Highr lands' Main street. The Wicks first requested the authorities to stop use bf the loudspeaker. When it continued in use, they start ed their horn-blowing. Mr. and Mrs. Wick, bound to the December term of su perior court, were released on bonds of $50 each. The warrant for their ar rest was signed by Jim Hicks, of Highlands, and served by Highway Patrol man Pritchard Smith. Jr. Start Check Of Pumps In Town Wells Work of checking the pumps in Franklin's municipal wells got under way Tuesday. The board of aldermen, at its meeting last week, decided to have the pumps checked to de termine if they are worn or otherwise in poor condition, and not pumping all. the water available in the wells. The Nantahala Power and Light company volunteered to make the checks without charge, and work began at the well near the Nantahala creamery, on West Main street, Tuesday. In order to check the effi ciency of a pump, it was ex plained, ft is necessary to take out the pipe that leads from the surface of the ground to the bottom of the well, as well as the pump, which is installed at the bottom of the well. Only one pump will be check ed at a time, so as not to inter fere too seriously with the water supply. Meanwhile, the pump at the creek just west of town will be used to supplement the supply from the two wells that are in operation. Barnes Youth Taken By Death At Home In Buck Creek Area Allen Bunyan Barnes, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Barnes, died at his home in the Buck Creek section last Satur day afternoon. Young Mr. Barnes had been ill for only a brief time. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Buck Creek Baptist church with the Rev. Wiley Mc Call officiating. Interment fol lowed in the church cemetery. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are one brother, Charles H. Barnes, Jr., of Highlands; one sister, Mrs. Elsie May Rice, of Greenwood, S. C.; one half-sis ter, Mrs. Reda Loftis, of Geor gia; one half-brother, Radford Barnes, of Central, S. C.; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bunyan Miller of Highlands. Funeral arrangements were , under the direction ol Bryant I funeral home, GRID SEASON OPENS FRIDAY Franklin Panthers Will Meet Murphy High Here T omorrow The local football season will open Friday night when the j Franklin Panthers play thej Murphy high team here. The game will start at 7:30 p. m. The tentative line up, subject to change, announced by Coaches Crawford and Plyler is as follows: LE ? Angel, Edgar; LT ? Moon ey, Neil; LG ? Leopard, Francis; C? Stewart, Harley; RG ? Brown, Bill; RT ? Welch, Lewis; RE ? Moses, Kelley; QB.-- Henry, Frank j L.; RHB ? Harmon, Earl; LHB ? j Mason, "Shorty"; FB ? Cabe, I Larry. ? Both coaches commented that the entire squad would probab ly see action in this opening game. Scheduled for the remainder of the season was announced as follows: September 26, Hayes ville, here; October 3, Sylva, here; October 10, Bryson City, there; October 17, open; Octob er 24, Robbinsville, here; Oc tober 31, Sylva, there; Novemb er 7, Cornelia, there; Novem ber 14, open; November 21, An drews, there; and November 27, Clarkesville, here. P. T. A. To Hear Houk, Finley At Meet Monday Guy L. Houk, county superin tendent of schools, and W. H. Finley, principal of the Frank lin school, will make talks at the meeting of the Franklin Parent-Teacher association next Monday evening at 8' o'clock. The theme of the meeting, the first of the 1947-48 school year, will be "Why You Are Needed in P. T. A." Mrs. Weimar Jones, associa- ' tion president, will appoint ' chairmen 6f standing commit- 1 tees for the year, and delegates will be chosen to the district P. T. A. conference to be held in Sylva September 25. j Following the program, a tea will be held, honoring the teachers. 150 Attend District Lions Dinner And Dance More than 150 Lions and Lionesses from the Franklin, Bryson City and Sylva clubs gathered at Arrowood Glade Monday night to enjoy a bar becue supper, with the Frank lin club as hosts. Following the supper, a dance was held at the Slagle memorial building in honor of the visit ing Lions and their wives. The next district meeting will be held at Bryson City, it was announced by President R. R. Oalnes of the Franklin club. ATTENDING MEET Carl Tysinger, chief, and Reid Womack, a member, of the Franklin Fire department are among the approximately 600 firemen attending the 60th con vention of the North Carolina State Firemen's association, which opened Monday at At lantic Beach. They are expected to return to FranUln Thursday, 3 BOY SCOUTS HERE TO GET EAGLEAWARDS Mothers To Pin Badges Oh Sons At Honor Court Tonight Mothers of three Franklin Boy Scouts will pin Eagle Scout badges on their sons at the Smoky Mountain district court of honor, to be held at Slagle Memorial tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 o'clock. The th?ee members of Frank ] lln Troop 1 who will receive the award of Eagle Scout, the high est given in scouting, are Frank j L. Henry, III, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Henry, Jr., Charles Thomas, 14, son of Mi. - and Mrs. Harry Thomas, and j John Alsup, II, 15, son of Mr. I and Mrs. John Alsup. The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, past district chairman, will pre sent the badges to the boys' mothers, who, in turn, will pin them on their sons. This is the second time in the history of scouting in Franklin that three boys have appeared before a court of honor to be given this high rank. Tonight's promotions will bring to 16 the number of boys from the Franklin troop to become Eagle Scouts. Hugh Monteith, district chair man, will preside, and the hon or court will be composed of Scouters from the Smoky Moun tain council. Bobby Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Myers, of Frank lin, Route 2, will be awarded the Star Scout badge for navmg passed successfully nine merit badge tests. Twelve Franklin scouts will be awarded merit badges, They are : Dan Angel, John Archer, III, Kenneth Carpenter, Allen Cart ledge, Mannual Holland, Rich ard Jones, Burton Leach, Claude McFalls, Russell McKelvey, Jr., Howard Patton, Jack Repse, and Bobby Tysinger. First class badges will be awarded to Claude McFalls, Kenneth Carpenter, Alvin Stiles, and Howard Patton. Jack Reece will appear before the examining board for the rank of Star Scout and Burton Leach will be examined foi; Life Scout. The public is invited to attend the court of 'honor, which will be one of the largest, in number and rank of promotions, ever held here. Feed Situation Serious, Agent Warns The feed situation is becom ing more serious each day, S. W. Mendenhall, county agent, warn ed Wednesday, adding that Ma con County farmers face a sit uation which demands that they produce as much of their feed as possible. Mr. Mendenhall recommends that farmers: Seed winter oats for grain and hay. Cut their feed bill for dairy cattle, beef cattle, poultry, and hogs by planting any green crop for grazing. Cull out and sell all unprofit- . able animal^ and poultry. Feed mills depend on Western corn to make practically all mixed feeds, the county agent pointed out, and the corn crop in the West is considerably, smaller than last year. That means that dairy, poultry, and other mixed feeds will be higher and harder to get. Mr. Mendenhall recommends the Letoria winter oat, since he says it will live through the winters here, if seeded with a drill and at least 400 pounds cf highgrade fertilizer per acre is used. A mixture of two bushels oats, two bushels barley, one bushel of wheat, and 20 pounds of ino culated vetch, cross-seeded with a drill using 400 pounds of high grade fertilizer per acre, will furnish excellent grazing, also an early hay crop, he added. A mixture of 40 pounds of rye grass and IS pounds of crimson clover, seeded now, using 400 pounds of high grade fertilizer, j will furnish excellent grazing Rye grass may be obtained through the AAA office. Rye seeded four bushels per . acre, using 400 pounds of high grade fertilizer, will also furnish excellent grazing.