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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, April 17, 1952, Image 1

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CIRCULATION LAST WEEK 2722 Year Ago Last Week - 2345 fit $}?$!! Ski liia hi anil* Hitomnn N Price 10 Cents VOL. LXVII? NO. 16 FRANKLIN, N. C, TIIURSOAY, AFKIL 17, 1!?:2 Appointments Of Registrars And Judges Made By Board Registrars and judges for the 1952 primary and general elec tion were appointed Saturday afternoon by the Macon Coun ty board of elections. Splitting the large Franklin precinct into two precincts was discussed by the board, but ac tion on the proposal was post poned until after the Demo cratic primary, slated for May 31. Siler Slagle was renamed chairman of the elections board. Other members are J. L. Barnard and Walter Bryson. Following are the registrars, judges, and alternates, by pre cincts: Millshoal: Jim Raby, regis trar; Owen Ammons, Democrat judge;' Garland Shepherd, Re publican judge; Ray Franklin and Weaver Cabe, alternates. Ellij ay: Charlie Bryson, reg istrar; Canton Henry, Democrat , judge; Pritchard Peek, Repub lican judge; George Stanfield and Major Higdon, alternates. Sugar Fork:- Luther Holland,' registrar; Fred Henson, Demo crat judge; William Moses, Re publican judge; Raymond Woods and Bill Deal, alternates. Highlands:' Louis' Edwards, ; registrar; Henry Cleaveland, Democrat judge; T. C. Harbison, Republican judge; Harry Neely and Ralph Crunkleton, alter nates. Flats: Raymond Penland, reg istrar; Ray Dryman, Democrat judge; Jess Miller, Republican judge; Jim Fisher and Otis Burnett, alternates. Smithbridge: Maurice Norton, registrar; Ted Henry, Democrat Judge; Alex Holbrooks, Repub lican judge; Prince Curtis and Herman Carpenter, alternates. Cartoogechaye: Dan Sweat man, registrar; Lioyd Waldroop, Democrat judge; J. B. Kiser, Republican judge; Ellis Smith and Cecil Green, alternates. Nantahala No. 1; Luther Jac obs, registrar; Wade Lambert, Democrat judge; Harley Younce, Republican judge; Newell Bald win and Theodore Bate man, al ternates. Nantahala No. 2: J. R. Shields, registrar; Jim Grant, Democrat judge; Weaver Cochran, Repub lican judge; Clint Hay and Bill Grant, alternates. Burningtown: Bill Parrish, registrar; Fred LetTfard, Demo crat judge; Raymond Younce, Republican judge; Sanders Cal houn and Ernest Hoggins, alter nates. Cowee: Carroll Gibson, regis trar; Bob Rickman, Democrat judge; Floyd Bradley, Republi can judge; Carr Bryson and John Guffey, alternates. Franklin: Prioleau Shope, reg istrar; Jim Palmer, Democratic judge; Roy Mash bum, Repub lican judge; Rass Penland and Glenn Ray, alternates. WAYAH SERVICE WELL ATTENDED Fifth Annual Easteir Dawn Program Draws 100 Despite rain that fell most of Saturday night, approximately 100 persons attended the East er sunrise service on Wayah Bald. It was the fifth annual in terdenominational Easter dawn program on the mile-high moun tain. For the service, most of the worshippers gathered a found the open fire inside "High Haven", camp of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones, as the .rain drenched wind howled outside. As the light grew, brighter, during the half-hour service, those looking through the win dows of the camp saw the fog play hide and seek with the nearby mountains and the val ley below. Visible one instant, they were completly veiled by fog an instant later. About the time the seryice closed, spots of yellow light in the valley and on distant mountains told of the rise of the sun. The service opened with re corded Easter music, and Mrs. Isabel Hull read the Easter story from Luke. Next came a prayer by the Rev.*W. L. Sor rells, followed by congregation al singing of the hymn, "Christ the Lord is Risen". Miss Jo Ann Hopkins gave a reading, Oxenham's "Credo", S. P. Beck played a trumpet solo, "The Palms", and Mrs. R. S. Jones read Kagawa's "The Etnpty Tomb". "The Easter Hope" was the topic of the message, by the Rev. C. E. Murray. The Rev. R. L. Poindexter pronounced the benediction,, and a recording of an organ solo, 'Tor the Beauty of the Earth, from Handel'i "Messiah", clos ed the simple service. Mr. and Mn. Jones, hosts to those attending, served coffee after 12ie service. ITS GOLF TOURNEY Two young "Franklin golfers will enter the Ashevilk Junior Chamber of Commerce golf tournament Friday untier the sponsorship of the local Jaycee organization. They are Pat Pattillo, winner of the Franklin High school golf tournament here last fall, and Carroll Chllders, rumierup In tie local tourney. Four Franklin Scouts Receive Awards Thursday Fotrr Franklin Scouts Teoelved awards a( a Smoky Mountain district court of honor Id Bry son City Thursday night A Rrwnze Palm, presented for merit badge achievement,, was awarded to Eagle Scout Be? Ed wards, of Franklin, Explorer post No, 2. Life rank, on step below scouting's highest rank? Eagle ? was awarded Leonard Lo?g. also of the Franklin explorer post. Mark Dowdle and Tommy Gnuse, IXTth of Franklin, Troop ; 1, were advanced to Star rank , Minstrel Show Set For Tomorrow Night "Rastus" and "Liza" antt a host of tfld time mlnatrel char acters will come to life tomor row (Friday) night at the East Franklin school when students from Western Carolina Teach ers college, CuHowhee, bring a minstrel show before the foot lights. Under the sponsorship of the Franklin Lions club, the show will begin at 8 o'clock, anil fea tures 60 character*, an orches tra, the latest jokes, and danc ing. The months bake sale of the St. Agnes Episcopal auxiliary will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 9 a. m. at the Children's shop, it has been announced. BASEBALL PICKING UP SHAM: LOCALS HAVE 16-GAME SCHEDULE! Baseball at FranKlin High school picked up a full head of steam yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when the local nine journeyed to Collowhee for the first of a 16-game schedule. The game's score was not avail able yesterday afternoon. This afternoon at 1 o'clock, a double-header with Andrews Is slated for the Franklin sta dium. And Tuesday, the Clayton (Ga.) High baseballers will meet the locals here at 3 p. m. Under the guiding hand of Coach Dick Stott, this year's team boasts a pitching staff of five right-handers, and fielders with plenty of promise. The moundsmen are Jinx Brogden, Grady Corbin, Victor Teague, and Roger Tallent. Top fleldmen Include Bobby Marshall, at first base; Bobby Womack, at second; Bill Hunnl cutt, at short stop; Richie Jones, at third; Norman Seay, catch er; Kenneth "Stoney" Taylor, left field; Max Phillips, right field; and Zeb Mehaffey, at center field. Backing up the starters are Richard Russell, Richard Ren shaw, and Jerry Sutton, in the infield, and Pat Pattlllo, Lee Polndexter, in the outfield. The schedule follows: April 23, Waynesville, there; April 29, Cullowhee, here; May 2, Clayton, there (night); May 3, Andrews, there; May 7, Cullo whee, there; May 9, Murphy, there; May 13, Murphy, here; May 15, Cullowhee, here; May 23, Waynesville, here. Wally Butts, (center) head coach at the University of Georgia, appeared liere Wednes | day night of last week as guest speaker at dinner given by the Rotary club in honor of the Franklin High school basketball teams. At left is C. S. Brown, program chairman, who intro duced Coach Butts, and at right is Norman Blaine, Rotary president. GEORGIA COACH GUEST SPEAKER AT DINNER HERE Rotarians Honor Local Cagers; Sylva Club Special Guests Wally Butts, head coach at j the University of Georgia, Wed ' nesday night of last week pre- ! dieted that the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will have a great offense this sea json with the recent addition of George Barkley to the football coaching starf. The Bulldog coach was guest speaker at a dinner given by the Franklin Rotary club in honor of the Franklin High school boys' and girls' basket ball teams. Also attending as special guests were members of the Sylva Rotary club. Introduced by C. S. Brown, Mr. Butts kept his audience sur rounded in laughter by relating numerous football tales, and he briefly discussed de-emphasis of spprts daring a question-ans wer feature following his main talk. Pointing out that the Univer sity of Georgia's last grid con ference championship was hi 1947, the coach declared that, "we've been testing the loyalty of the alumni ever since." He described All-American Charlie Justice, late of the Uni versity of North Carolina and now under contract to the Washington Redskins, as "one of the greatest football players we ever played against." Of Justice's glue-fingered partner, All-American End Ait Weiner, he said he was a hard pass re ceiver to stop. Material means a lot to the Reputation of a footbaU coack. Mr. Butts declared, adding: "When I had Charlie Trippie I was a great coach!" Despite de-emphasis, football stiH is the most democratic 1 game in the world, the Oeor gia coach told his audience, and , he said the need fc.- competi tive sports is greater than ever. The competitive spirit is one reason this country is great, be said. Other guests at the dinner ' Included Tom Young and Jim Oudger, football and basketball 1 coaches, respectively, at West ern Carolina Teachers college, i Cullowhee; Dick Stott, Frank- j lin High baseball coach, and Ralph (Chuck) McConnell, ' Franklin's grid mentor. Meeting Of Baptist Executive Committee Slated For Tomorrow A meeting of the Macon County Baptist Promotion Exe- 2 cutive committee will be held at i the Oak Oro've Baptist church < tomorrow (Friday) at 7:30 p. < m., the Rev. W. N. Cook, chair- \ man, announced this week. t The county's 42 Baptist churches are urged to send rep- \ resentatives to the session. Each t church is entitled to send two ( representatives and Its pastor, ( Mr. Cook said. ? -M Will tjibnor Macon, Farmers For f 951 Pastu es Campaign Macon County, named as one of the top 10 counties in the state last yefcr in the Greeh Pastures campaign, will be pub licly honored here Wednesday along with 92 farmers whose greener pastes are respon sible for the county's outstand ing achievement. Scheduled for 10 o'clock at the Agricultural' building, is a special flag .raising ceremony, designating Macon as a "Green Pasture" county. Following this feature, briel addresses will be made by agricultural officials, and the 62 farmers will be pre sented certificates and awards. The Green Pastures campaign was conducted state-wide dur ing 1951 to encourage the de velopment of better pastures through the use of ladino clov er. Macon County, however, start ed a better pastures program earlier than 1951, County Agent S. W. Mendenhall pointed out this week. In 1945 only one pound of ladino was brought Into the county, but the pro gram has advanced through the years to the point where more than 5,000 pounds are being seeded here each year, he said Listed as speakers at the event are Harry Brown, of Mountain City, Ga., fonher as sistant secretary of agriculture 'during President Roosevelt* second administration; Sam Dobson, agronomy specialist at N. C. State college, Raleigh; and ?Robert (Bud) Sfler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Slier, of Frank lin, who was county winner in ttoe recent Green Pas tunes ora tory contest sponsored jointly by the N. C. Banker's associa tion and agricultural agencies. A member of the state Green Pastures committee also will be prefent. according to the coun ty agent. To quality for the campaign farmers were required to hav< one and a half acres of ladin( pasture per animal unit. Macon farmers slated to re ceive certificates and specia Green Pasture honor farri plagues are as follows: j Franklin: Clyde Galley, Wil lard Pendergrass, and Randolpl Bulgin. Route l: Dan Reynolds, Dav id J. Carpenter, Fred A. Moore H. C. Hurst, Bert J. Waldroop j E. M. McNish, R. C. Enloe | Frank Phillips, A. B. Slagle, am Fred Moore. Route 2: J. S. Gray, Wilsoi Rogers, Alex Holbrook. Georgi Doster, C. B. Vanhook. Wadi Setser, and Wilburn Hodgen. Route 3: Paul Swafford, Car Morgan, Frank Far.rtll, J. B | Stewart, Paul Revis. Oeorgi Brown, Walter Shuler, Marshal jFouts, and Ed Bradley. Route 4: Woodrow Gib on jCarr Bryson, J. B. Deal,, Jacl Cabe, Harley Ramsey, and L. J Johnson. Prentiss: Charles R. Hogdine Frank Ledford, Oscar Ledford Ernest Moffltt, John Carpenter Wade McConneU, and Lawsoi Shook. Aquone: Cline Evans, Alber Evans, Sherdan Evans, Dewe; Neal, Bryce Rorwland, Dallaj Rowland, and F. C. Younce. Flats: Mrs. O. G. Hall, Be* Cope, and Tim Wood. Also Clyde West, West's Mill Mrs. Faye Mashburn, Lacy Har per, and Troy Holland, all o: Gneiss; Quince Curtis am Douglas Young, of Dlllard, Q*. Route 1; W F. Kerman aac Jess Keener, of Highlands; anc Bill Deal, of Collasaja. May Induction Call Received By Board A May induction call ? for three men ? was received this week by the local selective bnard, aiiong with a pre-indtic tlon call for 16 men. Both contingents wil) be sent to Knoxvfile, Tenn., May 12 by special bus, according to Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones, board secre tary. A 20- man pre-induction con tingent and a lone inductee, Patrick Gregory, of Cullasaja, was sent to Knoxviiie Monday, ;he secretary said. JOINS BANK STAFF Frank I. Murray, Jr., recentlj discharged from the U. S. Navj after serving 18 months in the JapanOtorea area, has re-jota |ed the Bank of Franklin stafl as a "teller. A .reservist, Mr Murray was recalled to active duty in the navy in October, IBM Prior to that time he was employed at the bank. The regular meeting of the Franklin Parent-Teacher asso ciation is scheduled for Monday at 7:30 p. m. in the high school cafeteria, it has been announc ed. Classes of Mrs. Tom OTieil and Wayne Proffitt will be in charge of the program. Trout Streams, 264 Miles Of Em Within Nantahalas a Did you know that there are !64 miles of trout streams with n the Nantahala National for >st, possibly mare than in any >f the other four forests com prising the Appalachian Nation il forests? This joyous bit of news, which seems rather apropos ilnce trout season opened Tues iay, was disclosed this week by Charles W. Coffin, who has been ipendlng the week on the Nan tahalas compiling a wildlife management plan for the for est. The forester, assigned to wild life management in the Appa lachians, said the plan, when completed, would In essence mean more fish and wildlife for the Nantahalas. Other farests in the Appala chians, la addition to the Nan tahalas, are Pisgah, Sumter, Chattahoochee, and Cherokee. Cancel Court T erm, Judge Amstrong 111 TWO ANNOUNCE f IN EDUCATION BOARD RACE Sorrells And Cabe Seek Nomination In May Primary J C. Sorrells, incumbent, and Claude W. Cabe this week en j tered the race for nomination ; to the county board of educa tion in the Democratic primary ; May 31. Mr. Cabe, announcing Mon : day, was the lirst to come out for thp school board. Mr. Sor rells filed and made his an nouncement Tuesday. Saturday is the last day to: file for those entering primary ' races for local offices. Nominees are to be picked for seven places ? the live-mem ber , board of education, repre sentative, and county surveyor. The only other Democrat to announce to date is C. Tom Bryson, who seeks renomination a?" Macon's representative in I the general assembly. | Mr. Cabe is an employe of | the State Highway commission, j the father of school-age chil- \ dren, and a resident of the ' j Otto school district. Mr. Sorrells, seeking nomina j j tion for his second two-year i j term on the board of education, is a resident of Cowee town ship and owner of J. C. Sor " rells Motor company in Frank 1 lin. 1 Of the five members of the present school board, three ? " Chairman Bob Sloan, Walter Gibson, and Walter Bryson ? have indicated that they will " not stand for renomination. The fifth member is Charles W. '? Nolen. J Under the law, school board members are nominated in the primary and appointed by the general assembly, which makes ? it a rule to name those chosen i in the Democratic primary. The persons nominated May 31 will not be appointed by the gener ^ al assembly until neat spring and will not take office until the first Monday in April, 1953. POTTS HEADS : POSTMASTERS ' The twelfth district of the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Post 1 masters elected Charles C. Potts, 1 Highlands postmaster, as dis 1 trict chairman for the coming year, at a meeting in Murphy 1 Friday. About 80 postmasters and gtfests were present. ? M. H. Ackerman, post office " inspector in charge ol the At [ laiita division, Atlanta, Oa.. 1 made the principal speech at ? the meeting and commended 1 the postmasters of this district 1 for their postal services, re minding them that they were the ones to suggest improve p ments In services for the fu ture service of the general pub [ lie. Pour other inspectors from Atlanta and two from Asheville, were present, as well as post masters from Georgia and Ten nessee. Joe Ray, Murphy postmaster, was host, and Inspector Ken neth Brown, of Asheville, was master of ceremonies. OPERACOMPANY TOAPPEARHERE Two performances of Mozart's comic opera. "School for Lov ers", are scheduled for presen tation here May 2 at the East Franklin school by the Grass Roots Opera company of the N. C. Federation of Music clubs. Through the auspices of the local unit of the N. C. Educa tion association, the company will give an afternoon perform ance for children at 1:30 o'clock, and an evening show for adults at 8 o'clock. The company's appearance here will mark the 40th time < this opera has been presented In as many different cities and i towns in the state, It was .: pointed out. \ 'Jo Pressing Matters On Court Docket Solicitor Says The April term of Macon superior court has been can celled because of the illness of the presiding judge, Frank M. Armstrong, of Troy. Sheriff J. Harry Thomas con vened court at 9:30 o'clock Mon day morning. as scheduled, then immediately recessed the session until Wednesday morn ng to await information dn the judge's condition. According to Solicitor Thad D. Bryson. Jr.. Judge Armstrong telephoned Tuesday, explaining that he was under a doctor's care and would be unable to take the bench i. re. As a re sult, the April docket ? listing some 98 criminal cases and 17 civil actions ? . be incorpor ated Into the A 2\ :t term of court here, the . ..caor sa.d. The is lui.ul j.ket i . this term was a .cdwp&rfttvely ;.,ht one, Mr. Bryson explaine r ?nd no case:- a ere pressing. The only case of any consequence, the solicitoi said, wa the ft t de gree murder trial oi Th-^jciire Wood. Wood i. charged w. h he May, 1950 death ol a : -'.ion County logger and i.is < :3 viously has teen con .n.'.ed twice to eriable the state lo cate additional witnesses. . .e?e witnesses stiil have net en found, the solicitor said. The year-old case wa rs opened in May, 1951, ai it was discovered that the i ^er, Grady Ray, of ltyle, 1, i . large amount of mud anu .ris in his throat when . . and dead in ttie yard of a Kji - o ident. Wood was indictti. -Jr I the slaying at the Apn., ji, superior court te m here. VOCATIONAL CAREER DA IS PLANK") A vocational guidance a reer Day" for all high ?r'r.iol juniors and seniors ir county is scheduled to be H'ld ! Mondav at Franklin High ? unol under the sponsorship r he local unit of the N. C. EH'ica tion association. The program lists 15 ?T">V-:ers, including the Rt. Rev. W. George Henry, bishop of the Episcopal dioeese, Asheville, and if de signed to assist the juniors and seniors in selecting a vocation of their choice upon graduation from high school. Hours for the session will be from 9 a. m. tQ 12:30. ^ Local persons slated to maW vocation guidance ?iiks tnHude H H. Gnuse, of the Nantahala Power and light company, 8. W. Renshaw. supervisor of the Nantahala National forest, S. W. Mendenhall. Macon county agent, Mrs. Florence S. Sherrlll, county home demonstration agent, J. Ward Long, of the Nantahala Power and Light company. Troop Callahan, man ager of Belks Department store, Mrs. Frank Shope, public health nurse, and Mrs. Furman Angel. Several out-of-county speak ers also will be present, it was said. BULLETIN Due to delay in allocation of federal funds for the proj ect, it will not tw possible to let the Cowee Gap- Franklin road in April, but it will be let in May, L. Dale Thrash, 10th division highway com missioner, told The Press by long distance telephone yes terday. The Weather Temperatures and precipitation for tfc? past seven days, and the low temperature yesterday, as recorded at the Coweet* Ex periment station. High Low Pet Wednesday 74 45 Thursday 75 48 ._. Friday 75 48 Saturday 70 44 Sunday 64 54 1.12 Monday 64 42 .40 Tuesday 43 36 trace Wednesday .! 37 Franklin Rainfall A> recorded by Mamon Stile* f*r TV A) Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, lone; Saturday, trace; Sunday, 34; Monday, .61; Tuesday, trace; j Wednesday, none. ||

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