The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, July 24, 1952, Image 1
V CIRCULATION LAST WEEK 2556 Year Ago Last Week - 2477 PRICE 10 Cents Qke IjigblatiV IHacomim VOL. LXVII? NO. 30 FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, JTJLY 24, 1952 TWELVE PAG1 NACON LASS WINS TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP Miss Thornton, Highlands Girl, Cops Women's Singles Title Miss Mildred Thornton, a 17 year-old smooth stroking ten nis star from Highlands, tuck ed away the women's singles title Friday morning in the finals of the 30th Annual North Carolina Open Tennis Championships at the Biltmore | Forest Country club in Ashe- | ville by defeating Miss Evelyn [ Cowan, of Covington, Ga., 6-1, 6-3. The new state singles cham- | pion teamed with Miss Virginia i Dumas, of Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday to register a big ' tournament upset by turning j back the South's No. l doubles ' team of Miss Louise Fowler, of Covington. Ga.. and Miss Cowan to the tune of 6-2. 6-3, to take the women's doubles title. Miss Thornton, who wastes no time in throwing her op ponents on the defensive with her hard-hitting brand of back court play, two weeks ago won the South Carolina women's . singles championship in Green ' ville. Despite more tournament' ex perience, Miss Co?an failed to decipher the Highlands racket queen's court strategy in the finals and dropped by the way side, even after winning the first set 6-4. Miss Thornton powered through to a 4-6, 6-0, 6-0, vie- , tory in the semi-finals over ' Miss Fowler. While she was playing in the c . h Carolian tournament,, the Hit:. land., girl learned that she .ha', been awarded a scholar-; shi j to Rollins college, Winter Pr F!a. F t August Flower Show in Highlands August 0 and 10 are the elates selected for the ninth annual flower show sponsored by the Highlands Biological station. In keeping with the 25th anniver- ! sary of the founding of the station, the theme of the show , will be "Silver Anniversary". Mrs. Byron Simonson who di rected the highly successful 1951 show is chairman for the coming show. Committee chair men are, Mrs. Forrest Fay, Miss Rebecca Nail, Miss Gertrude Harbison, Mrs. Eliot Caziarc, Mrs. E. M. Thomasson. Mrs. Brandon Smith, Mrs. H. D. Porterfield, and the staff at the station. There will be three sections of the show: Artistic, Horticul ture, and the Junior Division. Division chairmen are Mrs. W. H. Parry, artistic; Dr. W. H. Parry, dahlia; Brandon Smith, gladiolus; Mrs. Louis Edwards, annuals; Judge George Janvier, perennials; Mrs. T. Ben Wil liams, potted plants; T. M. Dechman, roses; Mrs. Lois Smith, miscellaneous; and Miss Dorothea Harbison, junior divi sion. ALL- STARS WIN The Franklin All-Stars emerg ed from a game with Clayton, Ga., Sunday afternoon on the high side of a, 9 to 6 score on the Georgia team's home field. Clayton comes here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for a return engagement with the locals. In Sunday's game Mounds man Grady Corbin went all the way, turning his slow ball I Into nothing but trouble for the Claytonites. CONCERT PLANNED A benefit "Pops" concert, fea turing the famed Transylvania Faculty orchestra, is planned at the Highlands school Wed nesday at 8 p. m. Proceeds go to the community recreation fund. A father-son meeting of ; Methodist men is planned Tubs- | day evening at 7 o'clock at the Asbury church, it has been an nounced. The Brevard Symphony or chestra will appear at the Mountainside theatre, Chero kee, Monday night at 8:15 o'clock. It will be the orches tra's only appearance in this area this suirimer. Estimated 400 Nightly Attending Church Series Here An estimated 400 persons are nightly attending the annual Interdenominational services at the Friendship tabernacle this week. This year's guest preacher is the Rev. G. Ray Jordan, profes sor of homiletics in the school of theology at Emory univer sity, Atlanta, Ga. He is a noted author and world traveler. The series, which began Sun day evening, will close Saturday evening. Services begin nightly at 8 o'clock. CHILDlNJlED BY AUTOMOBILE Runs Into Path Of Car On Georgia Road; Is Recovering An eight-year-old girl was J seriously injured Thursday aft- t ernoon on the Georgia highway when she darted from behind a truck into the path of an 1 automobile. ' The child, Betty Lou Stuffel, : daughter of Mrs. Hazel Shelton. of Franklin, Route 2, was rush ed to Angel hospital with a fractured skull and arm. The hospital reported yesterday (Wednesday i that she was im- 1 proving. According to the investigation ' officers, Sheriff J. Harry Thom- ! as and Highway Patrolman V. E. Bryscn, .she was hit bv an automobile driven by Marvin McConnell, of Tiger, Ga. Mr. McConnel!, driving toward Franklin was not held and of ficers termed the accident un avoidable^ Milo Cabe, driver of the truck, which was south-bound, told the sheriff and patrolrpan he saw the girl at the side of the road and slowed down, ex pecting her to cross in front of him. He said she apparently crossed the road as soon as he passed, into the path of the Mc Connelt car. The accident happened about ^ 6 o'clock. Dr'tes For Annu a.! Baptist Meeting j Are Announced ' The 49tli annual session of ] the Macon County Baptist as- , soeiation is scheduled August 7 I and 8, according to J. H. Stock- J ton, moderator. The meeting the first day will j be at the Oak Grove Baptist church, the second at the Iotla church. The moderator urged all churches in the association to have representatives present at both meetings. 5 Struck By Lightning Not Seriously Injured; Released By Hospital The five men struck by a bolt of lightriing last Wednes day afternoon were not serious ly injured and this week were discharged from Angel hospital, where they were rushed follow ing the incident. The men were John C. Hus cusson, James A. Huscusson, Don C. Huscusson, Walter John son, and Arthur Drake. They were working at the home of Calvin Huscusson, on Route 1, when the bolt struck. CLUB MEETS The Franklin Junior Womans club will hold its regular meet ing Monday at 8 p. m. at the Presbyterian church annex, it has been announced. LOWE NAMED PRINCIPAL AT FRANKLIN HI Sutton Will Be District's Head Principal; Board Sets Lines Clarence R. (Ray) Lowe,! teacher and coach at Franklin 1 High school, Monday was nam- j ed Number Two principal of the Franklin school district by | the county board of education, j He will serve as principal at 1 Franklin High. His appointment arose from i an announcement by County ? School Supt. Holland McSwain 1 at the board's regular July ses- j sion that the Franklin district ; was eligible for an additional ! full-time principal. Monday's meeting was a special one.. R. G. Sutton, principal at the high school for the past four years, will be head principal <>: the district. According to the school superintendent, his du ties will be largely admin. tivc. He will assist element. ry principals, who also teach classes, will do administrative' work in their respective schools. 11 was announced during the meeting that the state board of education has' approved pre liminary plans for the ..A/.v Chapel 'Negro school The school board set the fol lowing lines, marking the areas that several of the county schools will serve: ? 1 1 East Franklin ichoo; area will remain ?.he >ame as last year with Clark's Chapel hil dren continuing to attend the school. , 1 2 j The dividing line between Cowee and Iotla schools will be the Little Tennessee .:\er from Jud Calloway's to the swing ing bridge near the Qak Grove Baptist church. Both Cowee and Iotla will :.av" nine ?- /hens this year. < 3 ? Cartoogechay ? creek up the Patton road to Jones road will .divide the Franklin and Union schools. 4 > The line ecf.veen Frank lin and Cartoo;-"' ? hu.: . schools will be Lawrence Setter's store on US 64. to the Jones road on tne Patton routi. Children in the Louisa Chapel area will go to Cartoogechaye school. A number of teacher appoint ments in the school s\ stem were discussed but no- action was taken by the board. Monteith, Republican C a n i d a t e , Speaks Tonight Hugh Monteith, Republi can candidate for congress from the 12th congressional district, will speak in High land's Thursday, July 31, at 8 p. m. at the .municipa.1 audi torium (former school the atre building). Mr. Monteith is a well known Sylva attorney. The public is invited to attend his talk. district Bar Meeting Slated In Bryson City J. H. Stockton, president of the 20th judicial district bar, announced this week that the annual meeting of the bar will be held at the Calhoun hotel in Bryson City Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. All local lawyers and their wives are invited to attend. The president said the election of new officers will be a fea ture of the meeting. CLOTHES CATCH FIRE; YOUTH DIES IN HOSPITAL OF BURNS A 15-year-old Highlands boy, Claude Benjamin Keener, died Friday night at Angel hospital of burns received earlier in the day when his clothes caught fire as he used gasoline to de stroy a nest of yellow Jackets at his home. His mother, Mrs. Claude Keen er, was hospitalized with severe burns on her hands and arms, suffered when she tried to beat out his flaming clothing. The Highlands seventh grader was admitted to the hospital shortly after noon and died at 9 p. m. Funeral services were con | ducted Sunday at 2 p. m. at the | Shartoof Baptist church by the Rev. Frank Reed and the Rev. Oscar Nix. Burial followed in I the Long Branch cemetery. Surviving are his parents; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Talley, of I Highlands; and his grandpar-, | ents, Mrs. Ben Keener, of High J lands, and Mr. and Mrs. Deck Henderson, of Pine Creek. Pallbearers were Leon Talley, Junior Crowe, Hubert Talley, Odell Keener, Roy Reese, and James Keener. Arrangements were under the direction of Bryant Funeral ; home. Woman's Club Will Sponsor Comedy Here "Crazy Daze" ? a comedy pro- ! duction featuring local talent? Is scheduled for presentation ' July 31 and August 1 at the I East Franklin school under the I sponsorship of - the Franklin Junior Woman's club. Show time each evening will be 8 o'clock. Proceeds will go to | the club's Children's Clothing i Closet project. The evening's entertainment will include a three-act comedy and five special reviews. The theme of the comedy re volves around the trials ar.d tribulations of a browbeaten and henpecked husband, played by hick Stott. Other lead roles include Vera Williams, the nagging wile, por trayed by Mis.s Elizabeth Ann Phillips; the social conscious mother-in-law. Ima 'Crabb ? Mrs. Joyce Cagie; the brat daughter, Audrey Williams ? Margaret Crawford; hillbilly I maid ? Miss Betty Lou Con ! .stance : and the hired man Toby (Sherlock Homely ? Jones rank Murray, Jr. A antic triangle is woven iiUo the comedy by Miss Julia Hunnicutt, as the teer.-a..' d:.U';hter, Dorothy; Dan Angei. as Phil, the ? boy next door : L--le Raby, as the suave (Jount Cecil Sissingham. who chuckle > , has a way with women; and Calvin Henson, as Aza Post, 1 who saves the romantic miss from the wolfish coun.. A contest to select a King and Queen of Mother Goose Land will be conducted in conjunc , tion with 'he presenting of Crazy Daze". The show is being directed : y Mi..., Mary Beddow, of i Philadelphia, Pa. YEARLY PICNIC ? TURN 97F GOOD Winners Of F armers Federation Events Are Named A crowd estimated at 1,000 turned out Saturday for the annual Farmers Federation pic nic at Franklin Hiuh school. In a brief speech. James G. K. McClure, lederation presi dent. outlined accomplishments of the federation during the past year, declaring that "farm ers want markets for their goods . . . the Farmers Feder ation is creating these mark j ets." | The star-studded casts of en i tertainers at the all-day out ing included the Breedlove Sis ters, Hunter Young, Troy Shook. Sidney Clay, Willard Crisp. Wendell Waldroop, Horace Led ford, Iva English, Willis Hayes. Frank Mann, and Paul Cloer. Alex and Buddy Rogers, Rhodes Brothers, Seba Cabe. Glenn El lis, James Evans, Bobby Hamp ton, Othello Cabe, Edward Car ter, Doris Bagley. Sue Bagley, Alex Houston. Patsy Messer, Ann Roberts, Brenda Rice, Pan Handle Pete, and the federation string band. First prize went to the Telli co choir, second to the Ledbet ter family choir. The winning choir received a complete set of song books, the second place choir, 12 song books. The Mountain Grove quartet took the $5 first prize in the quartet feature of the program. The prize for transporting the largest truck load of people went to W. C. Higdon, who brought 42 with him. L. H. Ledbetter, with seven children present, won the prize for the largest family present. Winning the baldheaded man prize was Ed Higdon. The old est couple present was Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Bennett and the | prize for being the youngest married couple went to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Roper. Mr. McClure, of Asheville. served as master of ceremonies. , STILL WRECKED A small still was destroyed Sunday afternoon near Wallace Gap by the sheriff's depart ment. Sheriff J. Harry Thomas said it had been abandoned a ' week or more. The raiding party included Sheriff Thomas and deputies Newell Pendergrass and Calvin Roland. GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW IS SATURDAY Hours Will Be 2 To 9 PM At Memorial Building; Public Invited Saturday's spotlight will be focused on the annual flower show at Slagle Memorial build ing under the sponsorship of the Franklin Garden club. The doors will open to the general public at 2 p. m. and exhibits may be viewed until 9 o'clock. Persons wishing to enter ex hibits have been requested by garden c'.ub officials to regis ter at the memorial building between 9 and 11 a. m. the day of the show. There is no limit on the number of entries in dividuals may exhibit. Th'' show, < ne of the high ?i :.-.s of Franklin's summer ac uvitiVv i'y draws a large crow'.. The exhibitor winning the most points in all divisions of the show will be presented t . ? .-.weopstake award, being ??i'ori this year by Mrs. Q. M. W: -fii, of Highlands, Ribbon* .: be awarded winners of the various classes. Club officials have emphas ized that flowers entered in the horticultural class must be grown by the exhibitor. Divisions of the show are: Horticultural classes: Dahlias largest and finest on one vari ety; Dahlias, best display ol mixed variety; Roses; Zinnias large and small; Gladioli, mix | ed ; Gladioli, one color; Mart golds; Petunias; Asters; Afri can Violets; Potted plants; I Tuberous Begonias; and Snap dragons. Arrangement classes: Moderr arrangement; yellow flowers i white flowers to blend with th< container; mixed flowers; cor ( sages; wild flowers; arrange ? ment of either dried materials fruits, or foliage, or any com ? bination of these; miniature; I o; any material, flower ant container not to exceed thret inches overall; flower arrange ment for lamp table or enc table; wall niches; men's ar t rangement; arrangement foi tables, dinner, breakfast, coffee | luncheon, or terrace. ! Children's division: Doll cor i sages, vegetable figures or ani mals; dish gardens; arrange ment representing school days No exhibit may be removed 1 by exhibitors until the close ol the show, club officials said. Two Women Bitten Last W eek By Rattlesnakes While Picking Berries j Two Macon County womer ' were bitten last week by rattle I snakes while picking black , berries. Mrs. Verna Mae Elkins, 3! ; was struck by a rattler as sh( picked berries near her hom( ) in the Cartoogechaye commun I ity Thursday afternoon. Sh< j received treatment at Ange I clinic. Tuesday of last week. Mrs Octa Jones. 56. had a similai i mishkp near her home in th< South Skeenah community. SING PLANNED The fourth Sunday sing o ; the northern division of th< ? Macon County singing conven tion will be h?ld at the Mt Sinai church near Oak Dal< Sunday at 1:30 p m., it ha: been announced by Harley B Mason, president. NAMED OFFICER Weimar Jones, editor-publish er of The Franklin Press, wn> i elected vice-president of the N C. Press Association at the N.C.P.A. meeting in Boone ovei the week-end. ? l . . PLAN TACKY PARTY A tacky party is schedulec i for Saturday night at 8 o'clock at Iotla school under the spon | sorship of the school parent teacher association, it has been announced). Proceeds will bi earmarked for the school P.T A. fund. PLAN SERVIC E A decoration is planned at the Scaly Bpptist church the first Sunday in August at 9:3C a. m., it has been announced Everyone, especially singers, is invited to attend the all-d'dy affair. Lunch will be served on the grounds. Club Leases Pool; Will Open Soon Weathers Hurting Yields; Mercury Sets Record Tuesday "Sure is hot!', goes the con-' versational opener ? brother for , our money the weather this year has no regard for records. > people, or gardens. i Tuesday, the temperature in ! Franklin ranged upward 33 de , grees? from a low of 64 to a i record-breaking high of 97. The ! high a year ago Tuesday was i 92, according to Manson Stiles, : 1 U. S. weather observer. And we could use a little j rain. Pastures are extremely , dry, gardens are sweltering | under the merciless sun, and \ people ? well, they're Just talk- , ing about the weather. Rain in > the Franklin area this week i totaled a pitiful .32 inches. Agriculturally speaking, Coun 1 ty Agent S. W. Mendenhall said ; the situation Is not too serious ' yet, but added "we better have . rain soon." He said dry weath- | 1 er this summer will cut alfalfa, j I corn, and tobacco yields notic- 1 ably. Fanners mowing alfalfa are ! getting about 20 per cent less ! weight, the county agent said, and what little tobacco is | grown In the county will be . cut about 25 per cent. | He said early gardens are | "just about through" and point- I ed out that dry weather will | i cut the yield of early corn un- ; j less rain falls right away. Mr. Mendenhall said farmers , can ease the situation some by: ; (1) Seeding soy bean, inillf. I cane, and sudan grass for hay. i ,( 2 > Seeding rye, rye grass, or I I mixtures of small grains . . ? temporary pasture as soon - the ground can be worked. (3i Takin" advantage of thi ? discount on ammonium n't'-r ' so, when rain comes. prowtU 5 will be 'stimulated and will rx ' tend into the winter moiitlv (4 1 Cutting corn that ir, be J | ing hurt by the dry weather i and storing it in silos, either | upright or trench. ! The county agent said his of ' j fice is ready to assist farmers . wanting to build silos. baptists Plan i Highlands Meet Tomorrow Night A meeting of the promotion executive committee of the Ma con Baptist association is sched 1 uled for tomorrow (Friday) at ( the Highlands Baptist church, the Rev. W. N. Cook, chairman, | has announced. Discussion at the meeting, ! which will get under way at 8 ; p. m., will center around plans ? for the associational year end . ing July 1, 1953, the chairman > said. 1 He urged all committee mem bers from the county's 42 . churches to attend, explaining r that the session will be the last ' en? bpfore the district associa ! tior.El rw>ting. Martin Infant Dies; Rites f Saturday !.i Wayncsville . I Funeral services were held [Saturday in Wavnesville for , ' Martha Ann Martin. 3-months 5 ; old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Fred Martin. Jr.. who died at Johns Hopkins hospital Thurs day following an operation. Mrs. Martin is the former Miss Ruth McCoy, of Franklin . j and is the daughter of Mrs. Nina Tippett McCoy. Is Piping Water To Pool From Springs; Will Hire Lifeguard The swimming pool at the Franklin Lock" and Gtlf Course has been leased by the Frank lin Jur.icr Chamber of Com merce and be open to the public within two weeks, according to Vic Perry, chair man of the pool committee. For the past two months the Jaycees have been searching tor a solution to an Inadequate water supply at the pool and the problem has been virtually licked, the chairman said. A local contractor has been hired by the organization to pipe water to the pool from several springs In the vicinity and the plplng-ln operation is more than half completed Tests have shown that the springs, properly boxed and piped, will supply enough water to meet the health standards for a constant-flow type mo!. The water also will be chlori nated as an added safetv !:v;a sure. A qualified lifeguard '' be on duty at all time'' Mr 7 emphasized The Jayc<-> s piar. "? '/ ? small charge to -'iirnri ? ' pay the ll(?!inr<l'> tistt ! maintain the ; i board fc'-.r.- donai"di Zick<?rr> f r! -r ? i ? 'omu. The by so tot t k% the < < Fr . area. be* n closed vtc the public a r.-umbet of nr.; becau ? . 1 ? After 1 the organ:. 1 i tic pr' ? ? ' r ' ra.- ' ' .. A . : . .>: " Pre K his ' r iti> > b< . $1,200 tfc? " 1 1 t ' ??? opened -. Cicttii stumb::..', bit ?>:. i ' -the fir ? n ?' '' ' d *h< 1 * n board o: ai< with a ? re posal for thc row:- to s;u:ply the water . the (.::;ani. 'ion would cover the' cost of run ning a pipeline from the city water main to the pool Thii was abandoned as a solution because town officials lelt that it would tax the water supply. The capacity of the pool is 300, 000 gallons, which also is the capacity of the town water stor age tanks. Piping water from the springs proved to be the answer. A 10-year lease on the pooL is hel^l by the club. SET HILLBILLY CELEBRATION Highlands Names Aug. 1 As Date; 'Revenooers* Stay Clear Chalk August 1 on your , cal endar as "Hillbilly Day" Inwr ie-style) In Highlands, oil up your cap and ball pistol and rifle, rie-noth your coon skin ca" and stand by for the fun. The whole id^a o *h? event, which has bftr. anctioned by the tov.n govemin. btdv in an official proclamation. is to have everyone in Hivh'ands. residents and tourists alike. to ioin tJn and dress as much like "movie" hillbillies as possible, according SEE NO. 1. PAGE 12 Macon Scouts Left Mark Lasi: Week At Camp Da*v.e3 Boone 1 local Roy Scouts attending ? Camp Dan'ol Boone near Way ' nesville last week, returned ' home Sunday with ample proof 1 that Macon Scouts left their mark while there. ? Lewis Cabe. of Franklin Troop 1, won the Bronze award for the best archer in camp, was twice honored for being the ? best dressed Scout in his area. and once for being the best 1 dressed in the entire camp. Another Franklin Scout. ' Franklin McSwain, won the best dressed Scout in camp, award once, and the best in I the area "ice. He aho passed his c.'n?s air KN^t badge. Leonard. Lone, of lli?? Frank lin Exr>'' -*r post, won the best dre<set! m .va avsird one day. Also earning first class first aid me:." ciuiges worn Edward Shatley ' and Gary MeKelvey. Both pre members of the Frankl?itroop. Mark D'wc.Je. Franklin, Troop 1. received a pioneering merit badge, ar.d James M. Moore, of Union Trooy 4, f completed the requirements for tracking, map and compass reading, and sec ond class lirst aid merit badges.