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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, June 16, 1955, Franklin Centennial Edition, SECTION A, Image 1

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Franklin Centennial Edition 1855 I ? 1955 HjiaWattto;* JHaconiau SECTION P R I C E 25c 70th Year ? No. 24 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, June 16, 1955 Fortv-ei^ht Pa^es Gov. Hodges To Open Centennial Event .? .?lv ?>. I . OfliJ> A SOMEWHAT wistful "Woody" Gibson, about as tired as a three-year-old could be following Saturday's "Struttin' " for the Centennial, models what little boys wore 100 years ago and in vites, "Join the Fun, Folks". "Woody", white button shoes and all, belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Gibson. Are Probing Break-In At Rssort Home The George F. Bensel sum mer home in Highlands is get ting right popular with the burglary set. Officers are now investigat ing a break-in at the home, which was one of several in that area entered last year. And the circumstances sur rounding the latest break-in the Bensel home are "also iden tical" with those of last year, according to Sheriff J. Harry Thomas. In both instances, en trance was gained by cutting the screen and going through the bathroom window. ? The sheriff said the screen was even cut in the same place. At the time he made his re port, he said it was not known what had been taken from the home. Sheriff Thomas ? and High lands officers Henry Chastain and Qick Rice are conducting the investigation. s Franklin Baseball Team Play Slated Or^anizc^i this week, the Franklin baseball team will play its first game Sunday at 2:30 p. m. in Highlands. Grady Corbin is the playing manager and J. D. Gibson* is business manager. The managers have issue! an invitation for all interested to try out for the team. Practice sessions are to be held every Wednesday at 4:30 p. m. and every Saturday at 2:30 at the high school stadium. j Low Road . . . "... I just can't afford to make one of those long Cen tennial dresses ... so much m?.teria!," one woman in formed another on a Franklin street corner Saturday morn ing. "I guess I'll just have to let out the shou'der straps on my slip," she concluded. 4-H Review Winners Are Picked Peggy Jean Moore and Nancy Berry were selected as county senior and Junior winners, re spectively, at last Thursday's annual 4-H dress review in Franklin. Peggy Jean is a member of the Otto club and Nancy the Higdonville club. Held in the basement of the Methodist church, the review was judged by Miss Jean Chil ders, assistant home agent in Haywood County, Mrs. Barbara B. Hunnicutt, former assistant home agent in this county, and Mrs. Graham Grindstaff, of Franklin. In addition to the senior and junior winners, others placing included: Blue award: Carolyn Carter, nightwear ; Patsy Cochran, sportswear; Barbara Carter, school dress; Peggy Jean Moore, best dress; and Nancy Berry, school dress. Red award: Margaret Davis, nightwear; Mildred Bingham, best dress; Emma Watson, party dress; Anita Ammons, school dress; Mary Jo Swafford, school dress; and Brenda Cunningham, best dress. White award: Ruth Ann Shepherd, best dress; Rhubena Gregory, school dress; and Nina Ann Norris, party dress. Those attending the review were welcomed by Miss Sharon Sw'anson. Narrator was Miss Nancy Cable, president of the county 4-H council. Miss Major ie Moody was pianist. The Iotla club was in charge of the social hour following the review. As a feature of the program, Miss Helen Cochran sang "In dian Love Call", accompanied at the piano by Miss Nancy Cochran. Installation Set Tuesday The American Legion Auxili ary plans to install new offic ers Tuesday evening as a fea ture of its annual dinner meet ing with the Legionnaires. Set for 7 o'clock at Slagle Memorial Building, the event will be a covered dish supper. John L. Crawford, immediate past commander of the post, will install the following auxili ary officers: Mrs. Reid Womack, president; Mrs. John Crawford, vice-presi dent; Mrs. Fred Vaughn, secre tary; Mrs. Frank I. Murray, treasurer; Mrs. Doyle Blaine, chaplain; Mrs. Cecil Parker, sergeant-at-arms; and Mrs. C. Tom Bryson, historian. Hostesses for the supper are Mrs. Cecil Parker. Mrs. Harold Enloe, Mrs. W. N. Dalrymple, and Mrs. J. L. Martin. MEADOWS NEW V. F. W. COMMANDER Installation Slated June 22 At Post Home; Succeeds C. J. Ragan Zeb Meadows, Franklin post master, Is the new commander of the local Veterans of For eign Wars post. Elected to serve with him during 1955-56 at a meeting Wednesday night of last week were Victor H. Perry, senior vice-commander; T. H. Fagg, junior vice-commander; L. B. Welch, quartermaster; C. Banks Finger, reelected post advocate; the Rev. R. D. Burnette, reelect ed chaplain, Dr. Joseph W. Kahn, post surgeon; and C. Jack Ragan, the retiring com mander, three-year-trustee. Installation of the new of ficers is scheduled the night of June 22 at the post home on Palmer Street. Mr. Ragan served as com mander for two years. He's A Real Long Hair ... Talk about a beard! And long hair! Better than a foot of both' And It\i ;n Franklin, too. On top of Get '-ge Bernu.d (Bushy) Cook, of MebaJie, who has become something of a celebrity in sporting cir cles as the hairy keeper of Ramases, the football mascot of the University of North Carolina. Mr. Cook has been in these parts since Monday, "just to do a little fishing." But, he'll be around today (Thursday) for the opening of the Centennial celebration to show the wives of Franklin's bewhiskered males what they will look like after their hair and beards have been grow ing for better than six years. Still Destroyed In Nantahala A 35-gallon still was destroy ed Monday of last week in the Nantahala section, according to Sheriff J. Harry Thomas. , The small unit, which was set up in the Dick's Creek area near Morgan cut, was not in operation at the time and no arrest was made, he said. Five barrels of mash was dumped and other distilling equipment smashed. ATTEND ENCAMPMENT Zeb Meadows, C. Jack Ragan. and James E. Perry, Jr., attend ed the V. F. W. state encamp ment in Durham Thursday. Fri day, Saturday, and Sunday. Burlington Operating From Plant Burlington Industries, Inc., is now operating completely from its newly-opened hosiery plant just outside Franklin. The final switch ? moving from downtown offices in the Nantahala Building ? took place Saturday. i Vance Rucker, office manag er and personnel director, yes terday (Wednesday) noted that all interviews with applicants who have cleared through the Employment Security Commis sion and hold interview cards are now taking place at the plant offices. The company had occupied the second-floor offices in the Nantahala Building since mid April. Production on a limited scale started at the plant May 30. Auxiliary Installs Mrs. Slagle Mrs. Richard H. Slagle of ficially took over her duties as president of the local V. F. W. Auxiliary following an installa tion ceremony Monday evening. A covered dish supper pre ceded the , ceremony. Mrs. Lu cille Angel was the installing officer. Others serving with Mrs. Slagle include Mrs. James E. Perry, Jr., senior vice-presi dent, Mrs. Vic Perry, junior vice-president; Mrs. R. E. Welch, treasurer; Mrs. Howard Barnard, secretary; Mrs. Neal Johnston, guard; Mrs. W. W. Reeves, patriotic instructor; Mrs. James McCollum, .Mrs. Le ida Sutton, Mrs. Anne Murray, and Mrs. Kenneth Clark, color bearers; Mrs. Vic Perry, alter nate color bearer; Miss Ruth McCollum, chaplain; Mrs. Lu cille Angel, historian; and Mrs. James McCollum. Mrs. Bill Horsley, and Mrs. Lucille Angel, trustees. The new president succeeds Mrs. Elizabeth McCollum 22 MAKE TRIP ? Macon 4-H'ers Are At Camp Twenty-two boys and girls from this county left Monday afternoon for a week at Camp Schaub, the 4-H camp near Waynesville. The group will return here Saturday. Mrs. D. Cabe. and James G. Flfinagan. assistant agents in chacgg of 4-H. are serving on the camp staff for the week. Campers include Wayne Guest. Ronald Harper. Jessie Louise Carpenter. Ann Pennington, Clayton Richardson. Bob Clamp itt. Jetty Gibson. Ronnie Hen son, Agnes Mashburn, Linda ?Neal, Patsy Neal, Albert Justice, Wayne Justice, Shirley Waters. Fred Leon Sanders, Ann Fagg. Jean Raby, Gwen Raby, Carolyn Carter, Barbara Carter, and Johnnie Stamey. MEETING IS CHANGED The F. S. Johnston Bible Class of the Franklin" Methodist Church has postponed its June meeting from Thursday. June 16, to Thursday. June 23. The meeting will be at the home of Mrs. J. S. Sloan, with Mrs. Reby Tessier as co-hostess. Franklin Has 5 In Their 90 s They Can Remember Almost A Century Ago MRS. T. W. ANGEL ? At 94, she's Franklin's oldest citizen. . . . Education of her children has been passion of her life. MRS. NAN RAY? "Aunt Nan", as this respected Negress is known, still cooks, works in her y?.rd ? and she'll soon be 94! MRS. GEORGE A. JONES ? Nearly 93, she rareljr misses church. . . . For ?0 years she's lived. In home that was her grandparents! ? MRS. LEE CRAWFORD ? A frisky 90, she's shown here making a cake on her 90th birthday. She and Mrs. Jones are sisters. ERNEST RANKIN ? He's "baby" of Franklin's nonagen arians ... At 90. ho mows lawn, makes geometrical sketches for fun. He's only non-native of Macon in group. 3 ? Day Birthday Party Starts Today Gov. Luther H. Hodges, who ha since Monday afternoon, this (Tl enviable distinction of joining \ opening Franklin's three-day Cei It's the "Governor's Day", and t official chare will be crowning selected from among 38 young la< The "Miss Centennial" parade o'clock (contestants are to meet in East Franklin i with the crowning to follow at 11 at a reviewing stand on the town square. "Miss Centennial'' is to be presented several hundred dol lars in cash and merchandise donated by local merchants, ac cording to Mrs. Larry Cabe, Cabe, chairman in charge. 38 Young Ladies Thirty-eight young ladies are competing in the "Miss Centen nial" contest today. Contestants and -their spon sors include Misses Martha Ann Stockton, Franklin Mineral Products; Patsy Childers, Frank lin Hardware Company; Kath leen Younce, Conley Motor Company; Margaret Crawford, Franklin Frozen Foods; Mary Kate Roane. Horsley's Restau rant; Sarah Lee Corbin, Belk's Department Store ; Virginia Franklin. Bob Gaines . Motors; Emma Jean Downs, Downs and Dowdle; Julia Waldroop, Rotary Club; Bobby Burch, Western Carolina Telephone Company; Carolyn Bryson, Zickgraf Hard wood Company; Freda Siler, Reeves Hardware Company: Lelia Jo ? Gailey, Dixie Grill; Dixie Nell Morrison, Shook's Service Station; Katrina N. Cochran. Nantahala Power and Light Company; Jewel Angel, Carolina Pharmacy; Carolyn Cochran. Burrpll Motor Com pany: Margare't Thomas, Lions Club: Wilma Renshaw, The Twins' Shop; Mildred Childers, Bryant Furniture Company; Nancy Angel, Angel Memorial; Betty Sue Huggins. Rickman's O. K Rubber Welders; Joann Hopkins, The Bank of Frank lin; Clementine Winninger, jay cees; Frances Huscusson, Junior Woman's Club; .Mary Ann ;.?g, "?<> '? Miss CebnLnnfareXwhUo1u'ylr(? ifsector^tgu^ethe ?e at PoindelterrsemcTstlL.10 Johnston, VFw onn f st^ti(>n 85s gsi ?? ?SK; Motor Wo?l? aass reau Insurance; Willa Moo Cloer, West's Florist Holland. Mason Food 'Market3 am? r*^S' 7116 Chlldren's Shop' and Julia Moody, Dryman's. Dedication Next wil^be theGi0V'' ?odges' agenda of thp f 1 o clock dedication building and" In "addr municiPaI to be introduced IT' ?" 13 George B. Patton " Judge Mayor W. c B^rrelT^M th'' s a^'historicaf ^review ^ ?ete G. L. Hoiik aiKi p^n" by J?V Brad C?ntenn'al P^aque on behalf of th^'ce'nfenn CbTbvtheeRT;ie invocatton Tu ?S5rV?,?fcis Mrs r, home of Mr and Mrs. Lyman Higdon bv town SrT'~""s? awaSv' e atter the reception ^hP',"45 And Events sS^sawar ;n?r mM' '? *>? ???? uleVon SpT dance is sc^ed o clock a ,>? Wn 3<,uare at 8 o clock. with music by Hunter Youngs String Band Hunter Friday Parade Day' A committee headed by Bob S. Sloan will throw the wra? of! Parade Day" Friday after ?oon at 2 o'clock * 3 6r" U1d cert i fica'tes ^ are Cfcf be^63 mo'edf fur the oldest dresV e"boS?nZVr^-.Pret"-' most Original attire "nd ^h*' most outstanding couple. P)riof ?n Depot street tween 25 andCl\nWi" "Umber ?* than 25 indtvirt.' the mor<? asked to meet on nfntfles are n.eet on Depot Street SEE NO. 3, PAGE 16 The Weather i le veck s 'ertijw-atiircs ,i . rainf.T'!, rtor.Ied in Frank'in by Ma->s,m Stile hy \ Wed June Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesdav FRANKLIN Temperatures Hish Low Rain 69 44 .54 71 71 71 70 72 70 4ti 51 58 51 52 56 .25 .06 .32 COWEETA Temperatures High Low Rain Wed.. June 8 61 40 Thursday 69 45 Friday 69 50 Saturday 72 59 Sunday 69 53 Monday 72 45 Tuesday 71 53 .38 .09 .42

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