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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, August 18, 1955, Image 1

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Net Paid CIRCULATION Last Week 2815 PRICE 10 Cents 3%* Hfigbtanbjd Jfiactmtatt 70th Year ? No. 33 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, August 18, 1955 Fourteen Pages . . mmmmmmmam 'W? II lull *(* TTiII'-'T' " ? ?????????? yim Ml ? Stmtt fktto by J. P. Brady YU.M, YUM! Billy* Jamison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Jam ison, Jr., of Franklin, was put in this very tempting situation in the baked goods department of the county fair. LOOKING TO '56 County Fair Termed Success Although small and lacking in some departments, Macon County's three-day fair this past week was termed very suc cessful ? enough to fire citi zens to begin planning now for next year's. Community booths and in dividual exhibits were above average. The garden club's flower show and the third an nual Macon County Folk Fes tival ? held as special fair features ? pulled enough crowds to push fair attendance into the thousands. Iotla community's health booth won the top award and Cullasaja 4-H placed first in its division. Held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at Franklin High, the fair daily drew hundreds. Of special interest were demon, strations in handicrafts by home demonstration women and a wildlife exhibit prepared and staffed by county and state wildlife officials. "Come to the Flower Fair", the garden club's show, was BREATHLESS, TOO! The Press staff also is breathless from the county fair. With time out to cover the three-day event, it's been an all-out effort to produce this 14-page issue. The list of winners for the fair, flower show, and folk festival had to be sacrificed in order to get other news in the paper. However, the win ners will appear in next week's issue. held Friday and Saturday. Mrs. E. S. Purdom won both the sweepstakes and tri-color awards in the arrangements di vision. while Mrs. Bob McClure won tri-color in the horticul tural division. The Jaycee-sponsored folk festival, held under the stars in the stadium the three nights of the fair, had a combined at tendance of nearly 7,000. Livestock shows were held all three afternoons of the fair. Fair association officials are planning a meeting soon to set next year's policy, it is under stood. Cowee Gives Boosters Check To Help Band A check for $48.75 has been given the Macon County Band Boosters by the Cowee Rural Community Development Or ganization. The money will go toward re paying a $3,500 indebtedness shouldered by the Boosters in purchasing new instruments for the county band. August 28 Slated For Waldroop Reunion The Waldroop family reunion will be held August 28 at the Carson community building on U. S. 64, near the Slagle dairy farm. SMALL FRY Pat McSween, 2'j, demonstrates the fine art of buck dancing at the folk festival Pat is the son of Dr. and Mrs. G. R. McSween, of Franklin. For more festival pic tures, see front page, Second Section. County Reaches 73 Per Cent Of Savings Quota Macon reached 73 per cent of its '55 U. S. Savings Bond E quota with the end of July, according to the county chair man, H. W. Cabe. Sales for the months totaled $30,600, giving a cumulative total for January 1 to July 31 of $170,250: The yearly quota is $233,200. Brysons Gathering Sunday At Cowee The annual Rryson reunion will be held Sunday at the Co wee Baptist Church. All members of the family are invited to attend and bring a picnic lunch. A short pro gram will be held in the after, noon, according to Thad D. Bryson, Jr., president. WEDNESDAY OPENING OF SCHOOLS SET Highlands Excepted, Will Not Begin Until Day After Labor Day It'll be off to school next Wednesday (August 24) for nearly 4,000 Macon County children when all schools, ex cept Highlands, throw open their doors on the 1955.56 term. Highlands School is not sched uled to open until September 6, the day following Labor Day. County School Supt. Holland McSwain this week estimated enrollment for the new year at the 4,000 mark. An estimated 400 children will enter the first grade. Schools will begin operating at 8:30 and busses will run on schedule. Mr. McSwain said a half-day schedule probably will be used the first three days, before moving Into full swing the 29th. The choice will be up to the Individual principals. Macon this year Is entitled to a special education teacher and the superintendent announced that Miss Esther Seay, Nanta hala teacher far several years, has accepted the post. Miss Seay, who has had training in this line, will work county-wide with handicapped children. A schedule of her visits is now being worked out, Mr. McSwain said. C. A. P. Unit Being Started A Franklin unit of Civil Air Patrol is now in the paper work stages of organization. Major Lenoid Wenningham, of Asheville, commander of C. A. P. Group 4, met here Sun day afternoon at the airport with interested men and wom en and explained the C. A. P. set-up in regard to organiza tion and actual operational pro cedure. Applications are now being filled out and the Franklin unit probably will be activated about October 1. However, sev eral meetings are proposed be tween now and then to iron out all details and to select officers. The next session is set for August 30 at the Agricultural Building at 7:30 p. m. Andrew Jones will be in charge. All interested men and wom en are invited to sign up. ALL-STARS ~~ WIN AGAIN Franklin Baseballers Take Hayesville 12-0; Corbin Has Four Hitter A trip to Hayesville Saturday night was a fruitful one for the Franklin All-Stars, who handed the Hayesville baseball ers a resounding 12 to o defeat. With Grady Corbin pacing the way to victory with four-hit pitching, R. L. Cunningham pounded out two homers and Bobby Womack and Jerry Sut ton got one each. It was the first time the All Stars had played under lights. Tonight (Thursday i Blairs. ville, Ga., will be host to the All-Stars at 8 p. m. Sunday at 2:30 p. m., Hayesville is sched uled to come here for a return clash. Local Explorer Scout In Canada Attending International Event ? Franklin Press Photo Explorer McKelvey A 14, year-old Franklin Ex plorer Scout is in Canada this week, representing his area at the World Jamboree of Boy Scouts. Gary McKelvey, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKelvey, left Raleigh Tuesday for a bus trip to the jamboree at Niagra on the Lake, Canada. He had been in Raleigh since Saturday re ceiving training. One of three Scouts from this district making the trip, Gary earned part of his money with summer work and his father is footing the rest of the bill. The other two repre sentatives are from Canton and Asheville. The jamboree Is the first to be held In the eastern hemi sphere. DIES AT HOME Mr. Slagle Carl S. Slag-le, former legis lator and widely-known civic and church leader, died unex pedly Wednesday morning at his home on Nantahala. Funer al arrangements were incom plete yesterday afternpon. Changes On Star Routes Are Listed Franklin Postmaster Zeb Meadows has announced the following mail schedule changes, effective September 1: 1. Cornelia, Ga.. star route mail will arrive at 8:15 a. m. and 2:45 p. m., and will depart at 9 a. m. and 3:30 p. m. 2. Sylva star route mail will arrive at 7:45 a. m. and will depart at 3:15 p. m. 3. All rural route carriers will leave the office at 9:15 a. m. and return at 2 p. m., enabling all rural patrons to receive mail the same day it arrives at the post office. F. F. Jones, Franklin Real Estate Man, Dies Fredrick Franklin Jones, real estate and insurance man here since April 1953, died at his Wayah Valley home Monday at 11:40 p. m. from a heart at tack. He was 61. A native of Athens, Ga., and retired traffic manager of the Southern Freight Association in Atlanta, Mr. Jones was a member of the St. Agnes Epis copal Church and the Franklin Lions Club. Services were held yesterday (Wednesday) in Atlanta. Donaldson Reunion Set For August 28 The annual reunion of the Donaldson family will be held Sunday, August 28, at the old home place now occupied by Wiley Donaldson on the County Home Road, it has been an nounced. Friends and relatives of the family are invited to come and hring a basket lunch. Library Silver Tea Is Set For Tuesday At Cooledge Home HIGHLANDS. ? The annual Hudson Library silver tea will be held on Tuesday, August 23. from 4 to 5 p. m., at "The Up lands", home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cooledge, on the White side Road. The money made at the tea is for the library. Church Silver Tea Set Today At Goulds HIGHLANDS. ? The annual silver tea. sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Epis copal Church of the Incarna tion, will be held today, Thurs_ day (August 18 1 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred S. Goulds on the country club grounds. The tea will be held from 4 to 6 in the afternoon. The public is invited to at tend. Hypnotist To Present Two Shows In Highlands Preston, hypnotist-magician, is scheduled to give perform ances tonight (Thursday* an 3 tomorrow at the Highlands School under the auspices of the Highlands Community Hos pital. Both shows will be at 8 o'clock. Proceeds are for the hospital. The Rev. Robert B. DuPree is the chairman in charge. Forest Funds Now Available To Build Final Wayah Link NEW LINK NEAR PAVING Engineer Reports Conditioning Under Way On Highway The new link of US 23-441 from Cowee Gap to Dillsboro is now being conditioned in pre paration for paving in early September, according to Resi dent Engineer S. T. Usry. Base stone is being put down this week, he said. Weather cooperating, the pav ing should be finished by the first week in October, the en gineer said. However, he added that the decision to allow travel over the new section will be up to the contracting outfit, which still will have several jobs to do, including building shoulders in some sections. SCOUTS GET ADVANCEMENTS 11 Macon County Boys At Court Of Honor In Cashiers Thur. Night Boy Scout ranks and awards went to 11 Macon Scouts at a district court of honor last Thursday night at the Cash iers Methodist Church. David P. Childers and Dannis L. Vinson received Tenderfoot rank. Second Class went to Teddy Clark, James Gnuse, R. Landy Pendergrass. and David Simpson, while First Class was awarded Jim McCollum and Tom McCollum. All of these Scouts are of Troop 21. The following got merit badges: Bill Lowe, Highlands, Troop 7, Pioneering; Tom Mc Collum, Troop 21, Home Re pairs; Jim McCollum, Troop 21, Home Repairs; Gary Crawford, Troop 21, Scholarship; and Bobby Swan, Troop 21, First Aid. The final link of Wayah Road In the Nantahala community will be built at an early date. In letters to both Mayor W. C. Burrell and John M. Archer, Jr., president of Nantahala Power and Light Company, the chair man of the State Highway Commission, A. H. Graham, advised that funds are now available and that the commission is plan L. B. Phillips Dies Sunday Louis Bryant (L. B. i Phillips, well-known Franklin business man and civic leader, died Sunday at his home on West Main Street. Fifty-eight years old, he had been in declining health for several years. A native of this county, Mr. Phillips served six years on the Franklin Board of Aldermen and in 1926 built the town's first service station. Funeral services for Mr. Phil lips were conducted Monday Mr. Phillips afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist Church by the Rev. M. W. Chapman, pastor, and the Rev. S. B. Moss, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Son of the late Jonathan and Mrs. Addie Hicks Phillips, as a businessman he was active in the operation of his service sta tion until this month, when he leased it. Mr. Phillips was a coal dealer and operated a fleet SEE NO. 2, PAGE 10 F. H. S, Panthers Practicing For September 2 Grid Game Sore muscles, charley horses, and plays are conversational pieces over Franklin High way. The Panthers are practicing night and day to get ready for their opening grid tilt Septem ber 2 in Clayton, Ga. It's early yet for predictions, but Head Coach Howard Barn well is running his charges through two practice sessions daily ? one in the afternoon and one at night ? to tighten them up for the coming sea son. More than 60 boys have reported. As the schedule now stands, the Panthers have five away games and four at home. One date is open and the coach hopes to fill it with a home game. The schedule: Sept. 2, Clayton. Ga., there. Sept 9. Andrews, there. Sept. 16. open. Sept. 23, Cherokee, there. Sept. 30. Hayesville. home. Oct. 7. Sylva. home. Oct. 14. Robbinsville, home. Oct. 21, Bryson City, there. SEE NO. 1, PAGE 10 CALISTHENICS and football go hand in hand, so Coach Dirk Stott (left) puis some of the 1955-56 Franklin High Panth ers through their paces. Football will bow into the spotlight here in September. rung to complete this project as soon as possible. Fate of this last six-mile link, which is in the middle of two newly constructed sections running from Cold Springs on the Franklin side of Wayah to US 19 beyond Nantahala, has been hanging in balance for several weeks because forest service funds were tied up in a proposed project in the east, ern part of the state. However, Mr. Graham disclos ed that this project on the Croatan National Forest "has been abandoned, and we expect to go forward with work on the six-mile stretch of road in which you are interested." This quote is from his letter to Mr. Archer. He said virtual ly the same thing in answering Mayor Burrell's letter in regard to the project. District Highway Engineer G. G. Page several weeks ago said the project would cost in the neighborhood of $200,000. It runs from Feisty Branch ? at the end of the present con struction ? to Nantahala School and upon completion will give the Nantahala community a 30 mile paved all-weather high way. Scout Leaders Slate Meeting In Franklin Adult leaders of the Smoky Mountain Boy Scout District will gather in Franklin tomor row (Friday i night for a meet ing, according to R. E. McKel vey. district chairman. After dinner at Horsley's Res taurant, the men will meet at the Nantahala Power and Light Company. Up for discussion will be the proposed 'Citizens Now" confer ence for Explorer Scouts sched uled at Western Carolina Col lege in September. Dr. McClure Will Preach At Presbyterian Church Dr. R. E. McClure, executive secretary of Asheville Presby tery, will preach on the gospel of John in a series of meetings August 21-28 at 8 p. m., at Mor rison Presbyterian Church. The public is invited. Maiden's Chapel Homecoming Slated Homecoming day will be held at Maiden's Chapel Church Sunday. August 21. Preaching will be at 10 a. m. Special singing is planned and lunch will be served on the church grouhds at noon. Every one is invited. HE GROWS 'EM BIG! Lloyd Bradley, of Franklin. Route 2, brought a stock beet to The Press office last week, measuring 17 inches around, and weighing eight pounds. Mr. Bradley, who grew a couple of rows of the big beets in his garden, plans to feed them to his cattle ana hogs. The Weather Th?- week's term*? rat uros and rainfall, as in l-Ynnklin by Manson Stiles. L*. S. v-atK-r ol -server : in Highlands by T?id??r N. 11.11 :.nd W. C. Newton. TV A ?l?>??i ver : a*> I th?? < 'oweeta Hydrologlc LaK* . .. ty. FRANKLIN Temperatures High Low Rain Wed., Aug. 10 89 60 Thursday 90 64 Friday 87 62 Saturday 85 53 Sunday 83 59 91 Monday 76 63 :88 Tuesday 86 64 .04 HIGHLANDS Temperatures High Low Rain Wed., Aug. 10 77 57 06 Thursday 80 57 Friday 78 59 Saturday 77 55 Sundav 74 57 .03 Mondav 70 59 1.01 Tuesday , 76 62 1 82 COWEETA Temperatures High Low Rain Wed.. Aug. 10 88 57 Thursday 89 62 Friday 85 61 Saturday 83 55 1.35 Sunday 81 59 .56 Monday 81 64 .70 Tuesday 83 67 .19

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