The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, April 10, 1952, Image 1
CIRCULATION LAST WEEK 2699 Year Ago Last Week - 2432 Price 10 Cents W* Kiftblftnfe* K*c?roi*n VOL. LXVII? NO. 15 FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1952 Requests $103,000 Budget For 1952-53 School Year A request for $103,000 for op eration of the Macon school system during the school year 1952-53 was turned over to the board of county commissioners Monday by the county board of education. Of the total amount, $11,000 was for purchasing four new school busses; $30,000 for con struction of a new Negro school; $30,000 to cover a deficit incur red during the recently com pleted school building program; and $32,000 for operating ex penses. W. E. (Gene) Baldwin, chair man of the board of county commissioners, said the county governing body had committed itself for the amount requested for new school busses, since orders for new ones must be placed with the State this week. As for the remainder of the budget request, the chairman said it would be studied by the board, but he pointed out that nothing definite could be de cided upon until a new county budget is mapped in July. The school board's request is $22,200 more than last year's total school levy of $80,800, ac cording to Macon School Supt. Holland McSwain. He explained that the $30,000 asked for pay a deficit in the school building program is the amount needed to finish paying for the new buildings and final grading done on school grounds. A proposal requesting $60,000 for new school busses and a new Negro school was present ed to the coupty commissioners by a delegation from the Macon County Citizen's Committee for Education. It suggested that the amount be raised either by an Increased tax rate or from the county debt service fund, and listed the two requests as "ur gent" for the 1952-53 school year. The delegation was com posed of Harve Bryant, presi dent of the citizen's group, Mrs. E. W. Renshaw, and Jim Gray. Explaining the dlspersement of county funds, Mr. Baldwin pointed out that the debt serv ice fund now stands at approx imately $100,000, whereas the county's bonded indebtedness is some $1,080,000. "If you have just a dollar, you can't loan 10," he reasoned. Also placed with the commis sioners were endorsements of the citizen's committee's recent $201,000 school-need report, turned over to the commission ers in January. CHANGE SAFETY CEREMONY DATE Awards Will Be Made May 6 By State Official The date for the ceremony honoring Macon County atril the towns of Franklin and High lands for this county's out standing highway safety record in 1950 has been moved ahead two weeks. Tentatively scheduled for April 22, the ceremony, in tSie nature of a joint presentation of certificates to the county and the two towns, instead ta planned for May 6. Plans for the event will be announced later. The presentations will be made by H. D. (Tarvia) Jones, head of the State Highway commission's safety department. Kindergarten Band Plans Concert Today A rhythm band concert will be presented by Mrs. Joseph W. Fonts' kindergarten children this (Thursday) afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the First Bap tist church. Directing the band will be Janice Stewart, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. How ard Stewart, of Franklin. Mrs. Orvil Murray, pianist will ac company the group. The public Is invited to attend. COMMUNION SERVICE A communion service will be held at the* Franklin Methodist church tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock, the pastor, the Rev. C. E. Murray, has announced. Mr. Murray will be assisted by Mrs. R. H. Hull, pastor of the West Macon Methodist circuit, and the Rev. R. L. Polndexter, pastor of the Macon circuit. Curb Market Opening Scheduled For Friday The opening date of the Ma con County Curb market is set for Friday. Established in 1937 by county home demonstration women, the market will be in operation for the season every Friday from 7:30 a. m. to 1 p. m., according to Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, county home demonstration agent. Items for sale on the opening day will include dressed chick iens, fresh cauliflower, broccoli, other vegetables, and Easter pasteries, cakes, colored eggs and baskets. Mrs. Ella Peek, of the Walnut Creek H. D. club, is this year'; manager, and Mrs. E. M. Mc Nish, treasurer. The market is situated in the side yard of the Agricultural building. H. MASHBURN, MACON NATIVE, SUCCUMBS AT 73 Services Held Friday At Sugarfork Church H. Harley Mashburn, a well known Macon County native, died at his home here last Thursday morning at the age of 73 after a short illness. Funeral services were con ducted Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Sugarfork Baptist church by the Rev. Lee Crawford. Bur ial was in the church cemetery. Born December 11, 1878, Mr. Mashburn was the son of Harley "L. and Mrs. Cynthia Bentley Mashburn. For several years he ?operated a jewelry repair shop and a general merchandise store in Franklin. He was a member ?of the Sugarfork Baptist church. Survivors include his son, W. Henry Mashburn, of Franklin; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Belle DeHart, of Bryson City; one brother, Amos A. Mashburn, of Walnut Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Abernathy, of Asheville, and Mrs. Nell Ramey, of West Asheville; and five grandchil dren. Pallbearers were Mack Franks, Lee Poindexter, Edwin Blaine, Tom Johnson, Henry W. Cabe, and Norman Blaine. Arrangements were under the direction of Potts Funeral home. Guy Paul Well -Known Contractor Dies Tuesday Guy Paul, a well-known building contractor, died Tues day afternoon at his home in Franklin after a short illness. A native of Caribou, Maine, he was 66 years old and had lived most of his life in Highlands. Funeral services will be con ducted today (Thursday) at 2 p. m. at the Highlands Baptist church. Born in 1885, Mr. Paul was the son of Hiram Mason and Mrs. Francena Willis Paul. He was married twice, first in 1907 to Miss Ethel Potts, of High lands, who died in 1933, and then to Mrs. T. C. Everett, also of Highlands. He lived in Ten nessee from 1944 to 1947, and recently moved here from Bry son City. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. F. A. Hays, and Mrs. John W. Edwards, of Franklin, and Mrs. W. H. Rice, of Stuart, Fla.; seven sons, James and Frank, of Caribou, Maine, Charles W., of Stuart, Fla., Guy Warren, of Frank lin, Clarence and Eugene, of Fayettevllle, and Herbert Ma son, of Raleigh; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Woodall, of Tokoma Park, Md., Mrs. Susan Scott, of Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Francena Phelps, of California, and Mrs. Sarah White, of Redland, Calif.; and two brothers, Frank, of Redland, Calif., and James, of Thorndike, Maine. OFFICE WILL CLOSE The local health department will be closed Easter Monday, officials said this week. APRIL COURT . TERM OPENS HERE MONDAY Drunk Driving Heads Docket; Armstrong Will Preside Drunk driving cases, as in the past terms, again dominate the criminal docket for the April term of superior court, which convenes here Monday morning at 10 o'clock with Judge Frank M. Armstrong, of Troy, presiding. Of the 68 cases listed on the tentative docket, 22 involve per- | sons charged with driving under ( the influence of intoxicants. Other cases probably will be added to the docket before court opens, according to Miss Kate McOee, clerk of court. Listed on the docket is the j first degree murder trial of j j James Theodore Wood, charged! in the mysterious death of a Macon County logger in May, 1950. Following Wood's indict ment by a Macon grand jury in April, 1951, the trial was postponed by the state at the August and December (1951) court terms. The logger, Grady Ray, 43, was found dead in the yard of a Kyle home about midnight May 17, 1950. The case was re opened and Wood was indicted following disclosure that a large amount of mud and debris was found in Ray's throat. Seventeen civil cases also are scheduled to be heard by Judge Armstrong, resident judge of the fifteenth judicial district. Cases scheduled for trial are as follows: (Key to abbreviations : awdw ? assault with deadly weapon; dd ? drunk driving; rd ? reckless driving; ab ? abandonment; tpntw ? transporting and poses sion of non-tax paid whiskey; sp ? speeding; ndl ? no driver's license; ms? manslaughter; ns ? non- support; lc ? larceny; dpp ? destroying public property; ddc ? drunk and disorderly con duct; b and e ? breaking and entering.; h and r ? hit and run; vpi ? violation of prohibition laws. Bill Reeves, ab; Carlos Adam Rogers, dd and vpl; Fred B. Jacobs, dd; Everett Jenkins, lc; Dock Gibson, ab; Leighton Moss, dd; Otto Grover Brown, dd; Robert Lewis Deal, rd; Elija Grant, dd; G. D. McClUre, ab; Marcellus Wood, ab; Ray Foun tain, tpntw; Roy Fountain, tpntw; Norman Clyde Webb, dd; George Corpening, dd; Rufus A. Askew, fraud; Jesse C.Cunning ham, sp; Lewis W. Seay, sp and xidl; Ray Bates, dd and resist ing arrest; Willie Ray Tallent, wis; Wiley McConnell, ab; Lax Dills, ab; Eckel Rowland, forc ible trespass; Lawrence C- San ders, ab. Robert -Odell Dryman, rd; Howard Hastings, sp and rd; Gus England, rd; Ernest Elvin Watts, dd and sp; Homer E. Stiwinter, dd; Ralph McConnell, ndl; Ellis a Conley, sp; Wayne Ledford, ab and ns; Charles E. Wallace, rd; John Jones, dd; Robert Cunningham, dd; Fred Gregory, dd; S. C. Creswell, dd; Charles Burgess, dd; Herman Ledford, aiding and abetting dd; Robert Williams, dd and dpp,; J. D. Anderson, dd; Allen Caridtiers, awdw; Mary Helen Dills, ndl; Marvin McDowell, dd; J. R. Lunsford, ndl; Bennie Queen, larceny of automobile and breaking and escaping jail; Paul Bryson, as; J. B. Hall, drunk, tpntw, possessing burg lary tools; Jake Hall, dd, car rying concealed weapons, and possession of burglary tools; David Lee Overman, Jr., posses sion of burglary tools; Willard Stamey, dd; Austin Dills, ddc and awdw; Carl W. Tyler, ns; James Hicks, b and e; Walter White, b and e and ddc; Wal lace Fuller, b and e and ddc; Jacop L. Knovner, ndl; J. T. Moses, ndl; Ralph Vinson, ns; Robert Bingham, h and r; Wes ley P. Lee, dd; C. J. Crisp, man ufacturing whiskey; Don Raby, dd; Tom Addington, ndl; D. L. i Burgess, rd and awdw; Russell Kay, tpntw; Henry Everett Rhymer, tpntw. * Bake Sale Planned A bake sale, sponsored by < Circle No. 2 of the Franklin 1 Methodist church, Is scheduled ] for Saturday at 9 a. m. at the Children's shop, it has been an- i nounced. ] Town Board Sets Parking Time Limit In regular session Monday j night, the Franklin board of aldermen : (1) set a one-hour time limit | on the parking on the outer > sides of the county courthouse ! square and discussed the pos- 1 sibility of installing parking , meters in that area. (2) employed Mrs. Mary Lou- j ise Sherrill to compile the tax list for the 1952-53 fiscal year. (3 ? discussed sewer and water services with citizen delegations. Placing a time limit on park ing in the courthouse square, along the east and west sides, followed discussion which cen tered on complaints of motor ists double-parking in that area. It also was pointed out that some motorists leave automo biles there all day. No action was taken on the installation of parking meters. A delegation from the Hill crest section, composed of John j M. Archer, Jr., C. S. Brown, Roane Bradley, and Allan I Brooks, requested fire protec- 1 tion in that area and the board j moved to extend the water ' main and install a fire hydrant j as soon as possible. I. T. Peek and Frank Reece requested sewer service on Maple street and this was taken i under consideration by the board. Town Clerk C. O. Ramsey was instructed to write the N. C. League of Municipalities for information on how other towns in the state are solving sewer problems. Investigation of faulty storm water drainage near Auto Parts and Equipment company, on Palmer street, was turned over to the water committee after Frank L. Henry, Jr., co-owner of the concern, called the sit uation to the attention of the board. Local Education Group To Sponsor Opera Here The Grass Roots Opera com pany will appear here May 2 under the sponsorship of the Macon County unit of the N. C. Education association. The com ic opera, "School for Lovers", by Mozart, is scheduled for pre sentation, local N.C.E.A. officers said. Final plans for the event will be announced later. MEMBER OF ARMY CHOIR Pvt. Bergen B. Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boise Hall, of the Highlands road, is a member of the 39th Infantry regiment's choir, which, in conjunction with the 9th Infantry band, is scheduled to broadcast a special Easter program nation-wide over CBS, it has been learned here. Pvt. Hall is stationed at Fort i Dix, N. J., with the 39th In fantry, 9th division. RICKMAN PROMOTED James ft. Rickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Rickman, of Franklin, Route 4, recently was promoted to sergeant while serving with the 8th Army in Korea, it has been learned here. Sgt. Rickman is a member of the adjutant general's head quarters section, and has been In Korea since May of last year. Vatican Diplomatic Representation In Cause Of Peace, Pastors Informed President Truman "has stated his decision that It Is in the national interest and in the cause of world peace for the United States to maintain dip lomatic representation at the Vatican . . an official of the state department informed the Macon County Baptist Minis terial association this woek. The reply was in answer to a letter gent to the president in January by the Baptist group, protesting the appointment of an ambassador to the State of Vatican City. The protest con tended that such an appoint ment is the first step toward the destruction of religious freedom in this country. It was approved by this county's 42 Baptist pastors before being sent to the White House. Following is the reply, sign sd by Francis H. Russell, direc tor of the office of public af fairs: "The White House has refer red to this department for ac knowledgment, your communl cation addressed to the Presi dent on behalf of the members of your organization comment- ' ing upon tbe nomination of an ambassador to the State of Vat ican City. "The President has stated his decision that It is in the na tional interest in the cause of world peace for the United States to maintain diplomatic representation at the Vatican, and that such representation will assist in coordinating the efforts of this government and of the Vatican in combating the Communist menace to the free world. "The President also said that he would welcome discussion. The expression of the views of your group on this question is ( therefore appreciated." ( Copies of the local protest al so were mailed to North Caro lina senators, Clyde R. Hoey and ' Willis Smith, and Sen. Tom 1 Connally, (D-Tex.), chairman of < the senate foreign .relations 1 committee. 1 BOARD STUDIES PLAN FOR NEW NEGRO SCHOOL Appoints Committeemen, Files Budget Request With County The county board of educa tion requested $103,000.00 oper ating and capital outlay money for the year 1952-53: added three members to the Franklin district school committee; and inspected plans for the Negro school building at its regular meeting Monday morning. The budget request was filed with the County Commissioners following a discussion of school problems with the commission ers. Of the total figure request ed, $71,000 was marked as cap ital outlay money and $32,000 was for the county's part of the expense of operating the schools next year. In order to have a commit teeman for each school build ing, three additional members were added to the Franklin school committee. They are, Ed Bradley, Iotla; Bert Mashburn, i Cullasaja: and J. W. Addington, ! Union. Committeeman have the 1 responsibility of seeing that the buildings are properly cared for and will be asked for recom- I mendations concerning teachers j for their respective schools. > The Negro school plan, which ' will be submitted to state of- 1 ficials for approval, contains , three classrooms, auditorium, I kitchen, boys' and girls' toilets, I and a principal's office. The | auditorium will also serve as a | lunchroom. The plans were | drawn by H. H. Plemmons. Asheville Baptist Pastor Will Begin Revival Series Here i The Rev. J. Lester Lane, pas tor of the Calvary Baptist church In West Asheville, will begin a week-long series of re vival services at the First Bap tist church Sunda^ evening at 7:30 o'clock. Services are planned nightly during the week at the same hour. Music will be presented by choirs from Baptist churches throughout the county, accord ing to the church pastor, the Rev. M. W. Chapman. Pvt. Frank Smith Is Now Serving In Korea Pvt. Fmnk A. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. ErvLn Smith, of Franklin, Route 3, is now serv ing in Korea with the Third division's 15th infantry. He is a member of Company M, a heavy weapons unit. Pvt. &nith, who arrived in Korea January 27, has been awarded the combat infantry man's badge. He entered the service March 5, 1951, and received his basic .training a.t Fort Jackson, S. C. BIG FISH!! Lake Emory yielded a nine and a quarter pound bass Fri day that measured 23 inches from stem to stern and 19 around. The lucky angle# was Arthur Drake. Mountain Sunrise Services Planned For Easter Here Mack Ramey Named Secretary Of N. C. Future Teachers Mack Ramey, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Ramey,. Franklin, was elected secretary of the North Carolina Future Teachers of America at a recent meeting in Asheville. A junior, he is secretary treasurer for the Western Car-' olina Teachers college chapter of the Future Teachers of America. Active in college life, Mr. Ramey is president of the Ma con County club, first vice president of the Baptist Stu dent union, council member of the Men's House government, and an active member of the Science club, the Radio club, and the Future Business Lead ers of America. He has been named on the Alpha honor roll and the Dean's list, two of the college's high est scholastic honors, for the ipast two quarters. Jacksonville Man Opening New Restaurant Here R. N. Walker, of Jacksonville, Fla., has leased the section of the Dean building on Main street formerly operated as Townsend cafe, and plans to open a new restaurant under the name "Coffee Shack" at an early date. Mr. Walker, connected at one time with the dining car serv ice of the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, and operator of several restaurants in the Jacksonville area, said this week that the building is being completely modernized and will operate as a grade "A" restaurant. He and Mrs. Walker and their small son are living in the Neil Childers' home on Baird Cove road, which they recently pur chased. Cpl. Dover, Korea Vet Spending Leave Here Cpl Jackson G. Dover, whc recently returned from duty ir. Korea, is spending a 30-daj leave with his mother, Mrs. Loi Dover, of Prentiss. He has been assigned to Fort Jackson, S. C., and at the end of his leave will report there for reassignment: RABIES CLINICS SET Following are rabies clinics in the county for the coming 1 week i Monday: (April 14) Six Killei store, 8:30 to 9 a. m.; Burning town Baptist church, 9 to 11 a m.; Moody farm, 11:30 to 12:31 p. m.; Floyd Roper's barn, 1 t< 2 p. m. Tuesday: Paul Swaf ford's store, 8 to 9 a. m.; Hjm Rick man's store, 9 to 10 a. m.; J. R Holbrooks. 10 to 11 a. m.; Olc Leatherman post office, 11 tc 12 noon. Wednesday: Ed McCoy's store '8:30 to 9:30 a. m.; Carl Mor gan's store, 9:30 to 11 a. m. PLAN SUNDAY SING The second Sunday sing ol the southern division of the Macon County Singing conven tion will be held at the Wells Grove Baptist church begin ning at 1 p. m., Tom Henson, president, has announced. A service is planned in the morn ing and lunch will t>e served prior to the sing, it was pointed out. The public is invited to at tend. TO CONDUCT SCHOOL A good grooming school far 4-H girls, home demonstration club members, and interested women will be conducted here April 14 and 15 by Mrs. Hallie Matthews, chief registrar of the Harper Method Beauty school in Atlanta. Ga., it has been an nounced. Mrs. Matthews will hold a class the 14th at Nan tahala school, and at the Agri cultural building the following day at 2 p. m. Boy Scouts Ben Edwards, Tommy Onuse, Lewis Cabe, Tom Hunnicutt, and Bruce Bryson :amped over the week-end at Blue valley, in preparation for ' the coming Scout jamboree. Special Events To Mark Observance In Macon As in the past, the obser ance of Easter Sunday in Macon County will "come from the ? heart" as worshippers of all de ! nominations join for sunrise services and special church pro grams. Two mountain sunrise serv ices are planned in the county ? one in the awesome setting of mile-high Wayah Bald, the other atop spectacular White side Mountain, near Highlands. The sun will rise at 5:57 a. m. It is suggested that those planning to attend the Wayah | dawn service allow about an hour for traveling. j A special program of Easter music will be presented at the Wayah Sunrise Service Listed In Auto Magazine Chrysler Events, a publi cation issued at Detroit by the Chrysler corporation and distributed to Chrysler auto mobile owners, lists .Sundav'* annual Easter sunrise ser v'r* on Wayah Ba'd among At"-il events scheduled in the Sou'h. The dawn rite here is listed along with those at Winston Salem, Davtona Beach, an) Hot Springs, Ark. i Franklin Methodist church ' 7 the church choir at 8 p , under the leadership of F ? i Beck. Organist will be Mrs. H. . W. Cabe. 1 ! Another sunrise service -"1 : the observance of Holy Cr ? munion will be conducted at "-e : St. Agnes Episcopal church by the Rev. A Rufus Morgan at 6:45 a. m. Tomorrow (Fric'-y* I a Good Friday service will b? ? held by Mr. Morgan at St ? : Agnes from 12 to 3 p. m. Easter services also will be conducted at the St. Cyprian's i (Negro 1 church at 8 a. m. and ! at the Highlands church at 11 a. m. by Mr. Morgan. 1 An all-day Easter program is 1 scheduled for the Prentiss Bao r tist church. A highlight of the 1 ] program will be the appearance of quartets from Macon and ; j adjoining counties. Lunch wffl [ be served on the ground. 1 An out-of-schedrfle special Easter worship and preaching service will be held at the Highlands Methodist church by > the pastor, the Rev. Robert E. ! Early, at 11 o'clock This year's Wayah Bald serv r ice, attended last year by an ? estimated 250 wson* despite ? a temperature of 22 de<rr<>es, will 3 be the fifth annual interde > nomlnational dawn program on Wayah. Held at "High Haven", 5 a camp owned by Mr. and Mrs. ? Gilmer A. Jones, of Franklin, ? the service annually draws a 1 capacity crowd of all denomina 1 tlons. The dawn program on Wayah ? includes a reading by Mrs. R. ' H. Hull, pastor of the West Ma con Methodist circuit; a read ing, "The Empty Tomb", by Mrs. , R. S. Jones; and a trumpet solo by S. F. Beck, Franklin school band director. The sunrise ser mon will be delivered by the Rev. C. E. Murray, pastor of the Franklin Methodist church. The Rev. R. L. Polndexter, pas tor of the Macon Methodist cir cuit, will pronounce the bene diction. Sunday's service on Whiteside SEE NO. 1, PAGE 8 The Weather Temperatures and precipitation for 1i? past seven days, and the low temperature yesterday, as recorded at the Coweeta E? periment station. High Low Pet. | Wednesday .. 71 41 .15 (Thursday 66 30 Friday 65 43 -M Saturday 46 39 .02 Sunday 47 33 Monday 60 42 .01 | Tuesday 69 34 Wednesday ..._ 45 ? Franklin Rainfall (At recorded by Mantos Stile? for TVAI Wednesday, .10; Thursday, Friday, none; Saturday, .08; Sunday, trace; Monday, Tuea day, Wednesday, none.