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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, September 08, 1955, Image 1

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CIRCULATION Last Week 2802 Net Paid Pfje Hactmian PRICE 10 Cents 70th Year ? No. 36 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 8, 1955 Ten Pages ? r raHKtin Prttss' t'liu t J A 10-year-old night blooming cereus. to the joy of its owner, Mrs. Manson Stiles, produced two big blooms Wednesday night of last week for the first time. The plant is a member of the cactus family. Mrs. Carpenter Heads Macon Unit Of Teacher Group Mrs. Dora G. Carpenter, teach er at Cowee Schooi, was in stalled last Thursday as presi dent of the Macon unit of th? N. C. Educational Association for 1955-56. The installation was a feature of the first association meeting of the new school year. Others serving with Mrs. Car penter are Z. Weaver Shope, vice-president, and Jack Angel, secretary-treasurer. Held at the East Franklin School, the meeting also was marked by the appearance of Nathan Yelton, executive secre tary of the N. C. Teachers and the State Employes Retirement System. He explained a propos al to combine teacher retire ment and social security. A social hour followed the meeting. Red Cross Calls Off Flood Appeal The local American Red Cross chapter has called off. its spe cial appeal for flood and hur ricane relief funds. .Mrs. Elizabeth McCollum, ex ecutive secretary, this week said she had been notified that the needed 10 million has been rais ed and that no more contribu tions will be asked. She said the $39 raised here following an appeal last week has been sent to national headquarters. 0. F. SUMMER RESIGNS POST Quits School Beard To Fr.l Teaching Job ! n Highlands O. F. Summer has resigned from the three-man Macon Board of- Education to teach in the Highlands School. Chairman Erwin Patton re ceived his resignation by mail Tuesdiy .morning. Mr. Summer He said he will turn the res ignation over to the Democratic SEE NO. 1, PAGE 10 462 GET VACCINE ? Polio Shots Offer Reactions Flashing emotions ranging Irom nonchalance to window rattling shrieks of objection, 463 first, second, and third graders trooped Into the Macon Health Center last Thursday for shots of the Salk polio vac cine. Transported to the center by school busses, the children of fered a wide range of reaction: "Didn't hurt a bit," one little first grader informed Dr. Guy V. Gooding. (Moments later, his wai! of dismay echoed down the corridor as he explained, "Didn't hurt much!") "You didn't take my picture," reminded a somewhat wistful little girl. "And I didn't cry." With two teachers steering clear of his flailing legs (they were trying to calm his fears), one husky boy shook the win dows With, "I DONT (JArtUi ir THEY DO GIVE POPCYCLE-E E-E-S." But those creating minor scenes were in the minority and most of them felt a little fool ish when they discovered the needle didn't really hurt after all. A couple even viewed the operation with intense interest. "I like to get shots," one of the boys decided, as Dr. Good ing playfully patted his arm. Chest out, he strolled down the hall ? wiping the pre-shot tears from his eyes. For most of the children, the polio vaccine was old hat. Only 130 first graders received first shots. The remaining second and third graders were In for their second .round. Dr. Gooding expects to give second shots to the first grad ers within the coming month. Cullasaja 2nd School Accredited Honors for being the second accredited elementary school in the county go to Cullasaja. County School Supt. Holland McSwain this week announced that the nine-teacher school has met all standards recom mended by the State Depart ment of Public Instruction and will receive a certificate of ac creditation. Z. Weaver Shope is principal. The superintendent said sev eral other "schools are working toward the goal. Otto was the first to be ac credited about two years ago. An active and cooperative P. T. A. is responsible for Cul lasaja being accredited, accord ing to school officials. Among accomplishments list ed are: The school has a health rat ing of 96 per cent; all teachers have "A" certificates; equip ment standards set by the state have been met; and the school has a growing library of speci fied books. Teachers At Cowee Hit Goal Memberships in county, state, and national teacher associa tions are held by all nine teachers at Cowee School, ac cording to Supt. Holland Mc Swain. He said this is the first school to reach this goal. The Cowee faculty is compos ed of Alex Arnold, principal, W. R. Rickman, Mrs. Gladys R. Elmore, Mrs. Martha C. Shields, Mrs. Talitha M. Goodwin, Mrs. Selma H. Dalton, Mrs. Carolyn B. Flanagan, Mrs. Lily C. Moody, and Mrs. Dora G. Carpenter. "They are to be commended for their excellent professional interest," the superintendent commented. Civil War Train Movie Filming Set This Month Filming of a Civil War drama ?the theft of a train, "The General" by Yankee Capt. J. J. Andrews ? is scheduled to be gin this month along the tracks of the Tallulah Falls Railway. It is understood that a por tion of the movie will be film ed at the "Y", near Prentiss. Being produced by Walt Dis ney, the movie will go into pro duction about the 19th, it has been learned. The headquarters far the movie company is in Clayton, Ga. Bee Keeper Schools Scheduled By Stevens W. A. Stephens, extension service bee specialist, will con duct bee keeper schools oyer the county today (Thursday) and tomorrow. Today he will be at Dock Rogers', on Buck Creek Road, at 8 a. m.; Walter Taylor's, Holly Springs, 10 a. m.; Charlie Bateman's, Burningtown, 1:30 p. m.; and Harley Ramsey's, Tellico, 3:30. The schedule tomorrow will be Fred Morgan's Nantahala, 9:30 a. m.; J. R. Shields', Nan tahala, 11 a. m.; Sam Waters', Kyle, 1 p. m.; and Arthur Wood's, Aquone, 3 p. m. An unidentified Panther back prepares to eat some turf after picking up yardage in last Friday night's opening game against Rabun High in Clayton, Ga. Panther Jahnny Mashburn reaches skyward for a pass. Seconds later he was flattened by oncoming Rabun High play ers. Cab Request Turned Down An application to operate three taxis in Franklin were turned down Tuesday night by the board of aldermen on the grounds that no need for addi tional taxis exists at the pres ent time. Action on the application, which was protested in a peti tion by nine taxi drivers oper ating in town, has been hang ing fire for some time. It was submitted by John Seymour and Roy Cowart under the firm name of Veterans' Cabs. In other business, the alder men named Police Chief C. D. Baird deputy tax collector to assist Clerk C. O. Ramsey with collections; voted to accept McGuire Street as a city street; and changed the board's regu lar meeting night from the first Monday to the first Tuesday of each month. P. T. A. MEETING The Cartoogechaye P. T. A. will meet at the school Tuesday night, September 13. This meet ing will be at 7 o'clock, instead of the regular meeting time, because of the revivals being held in the community. PANTHERS LOSE FIRST Rabun High Powers To 18-6 Victory With Good Ground Attack By TOMMY GNUSE Sports Editor Franklin High Rabun County High's foot ballers unleashed a terrific ground attack in the fourth pe riod to push across scores on drives of 59 and 62 yards and defeated the Franklin High Panthers 18 to 6 Friday night in Clayton, Ga. It was the season opener for the Panthers, who tomorrow (Friday) night play in Andrews at 8 o'clock. Coach Howard Barnwell's Panthers got the first break of the non-conference Georgia game in the second period, when Jerry Finney recovered a Rabun fumble on the Rabun High 15. The Franklin drive was cut short, however, and they were unable to move the ball beyond the 14. Clayton came back strong in the mid dle of the period, driving 66 yards in 12 plays with fullback Joe Blalock smashing across from the 2 to put his team ahead 6 to 0. Willard Smith spearheaded a 77-yard scoring drive for the Panthers in the third period with runs of 11 and 41 yards. He hit pay dirt from the 1. The attempt for the extra was no good and the score was notched at 6 to 6. Rabun High returned the kickoff to their own 38 and from there made a steady SEE NO 2, PAGE 10 An Unordered Bath Fixture . . . How would it feel to walk into the bathroom, switch on the light, and see a big cop perhead snake coiled on the floor? Mrs. Ellis Soper is perhaps the best local authority on that question, because she re cently had exactly that ex perience, at her home just east of Franklin. She first thought the ob ject on the floor was a belt she had dropped, Mrs. Soper said, but when the object moved, she knew better. Promptly closing the door ?.nd making sure the snake couldn't wriggle under it, Mrs. Soper called a neighbor, who killed the reptile. Take it EASY!" [',m smiling!" "I just can't wait." "Nothing to it." I like shots!" Men Work;n7 Overtime On New P.* ojecL Crews are working seven-day weeks to speed completion of the Cowee Gap-Dillsboro link of 23-441. according to the resi dent highway engineer, S T. Usry. For the past three weeks, men have worked Saturdays and Sundays on the project, he reported Tuesday, They also worked Labor Day, he added. The 9.42-mile link is now be ing paved. Mr. Usry said ? weather permitting ? that this phase should be finished by the 20th and that the entire link will be open for travel in October. After the paving is completed, some minor jobs, like building shoulders, have to be done. Angel Hospital Receives Full Accreditation Angel Hospital, Inc., has re ceived full accreditation for the first time, following a survey conducted by a field represen tative of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, it has been announced. In the past, the commission has given the Franklin hos pital provisional accreditation. This year, however, the addi tion of new equipment in some departments and more complete medical records qual ified the institution for full ac creditation, according to hospit al officials. The joint commission com prises the American College of Physicians, the American Col lege of Surgeons, the American Hospital Association, the Amer ican Medical Association, and the Canadian Medical Associa tion. / Survey of the local hospital was made July 1 by Dr. Peter D. Ward, field representative. ! -3 ? Four Maconians Enlist In Navy During August Four Macon County men were enlisted in the U. S. Navy dur ing August, according to GMC William F. Horn, recruiter in charge of the Franklin station. They were George Lemuel Crisp, of Franklin, Route 5. Harold Luther Gibson, of High lands, Jack Corbett Wilkie, of Franklin, and Joseph Don Dills, of Franklin, Route 2. All are now undergoing re cruit training at Great Lakes, 111., the recruiter said. GIVE TO LIBRARY FUND The Franklin Jaycees voted Tuesday night to contribute $25 to the local library fund cam paign now under way, accord ing to C. Banks Finger, presi dent. TOWNSHIP BALLOTING IS CALLED Highlands To Vote November 8 On Tax Levy For Hospital November S has been set for a special election in the High lands Township to determine if the voters want a special town ship tax levied to support the non-profit Highlands Commun ity Hospital. A resolution calling for the election was approved by the Macon Board of County Com missioners in session Monday morning. The special election was authorized by the last General Assembly. The following question Is to be voted upon: Shall the Board of Commis sioners of Macon County levy and collect a special annual tax of forty (40c> cents on each one hundred i$100i dollars of the assessed value of the real and personal property In High lands Township in Macon County, for the purpose of pro viding funds for financing the cost of operation, equipment, and maintenance of Highlands Community Hospital, Inc., a non-profit hospital and organ ization located in the Town of Highlands, North Carolina. Registration books in the township are to open October 15 and close October 29. under the provisions of the special election resolution. Challenge day will be November 5. the Saturday preceding the election. Registrar and judges are to be appointed. Fatality -Free Holiday Here Macon County squeezed through the long Labor Day week-end with just a couple of "minor accidents", accord ing to law enforcement of ficers. Helping materially to keep the county's highways fatal ity-free were two wrecked auto safety displays erected by highway patrol in Frank lin and Highlands. Patrolmen, assisted by Franklin Jaycees, handed out several hundred pieces of safety literature over the holidays. A number of tourist homes reported an "off" week-end. 'Back To School' Party Held Thursday A "Back to School" party for Macon County college students was given by the Junior Wom an's Club last Thursday night at the Franklin High School cafeteria. RECEIPTS UP 10% ? Centennial Felt By Office Reverberations from Frank lin's Centennial celebration last June continue to be heard, and felt ? and in the most unex pected places. The latest effect to be re vealed is in receipts at the Franklin Post Office for the first eight mofiths of 1955. The postal receipts here were more than 10 per cent greater for January through August this year than for the same period in 1954. and Postmaster Zeb Meadows says "the fact that everyone wrote their friends and relatives mare, to tell them about the Centennial" is one explanation for the In crease; a related factor was the mailing of the Centennial Issue of The Press to people over the country. Centennial mail, plus a gen eral Increase in population, ac counts for the Increase. In the opinion of the postmaster. Receipts for the first eight months of 1954 were $19,996.91. The total for the same period of 1955 were $22,082.92 ? or approximately 10.4 per cent greater. The Weather The wefk'i tern ?>e rat urt?s and rainfall, a.* recorded in Frr.nklin by Manson Stiles. L'. S. weather observer; in Highlands hy >"idor N. Hal' anl W <\ Newton.' TV A observer: an-1 at th?* Coweeta Hydrolojfic Laboratory. FRANKLIN Temperatures High Low Rain Wed., Aug Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wed . Aug Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday 31 .69 82 82 82 85 80 81 78 COWEETA High Low Rain 63 56 57 60 60 61 62 31 79 79 82 81 80 79 78 64 53 56 62 60 58 59

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