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CIRCULATION 2774 Net Paid t fht franklin ffr# $h* IjigWatAg Macotvian PRICE 10 Cent $ 70th Year ? No. 37 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 15, 1955 Twelve Pages Valuation Figures Are Arriving Here Total Figure Of Big Tax Payers In County Nearly 4l/2 Million Excess valuation for some of Macon County's biggest tax payers totals $4,322,594.33 for 1955, according to figures ar riving from the N. C. State Board of Assessment. (Public service corporations list their real estate in the counties in which the real estate is situated, just as any other taxpayer does. Property of these companies, in excess of real estate (such as miles of wire line), is valued for tax purposes by the Board of As sessment. The taxable value put on this additional property is known as "excess valuation".) Nantahala Power and Light Company tops the list with a valuation of $4,966,130. The '54 figure was $4,898,015. Next in line is Southern Rail way with $165,955. The railroad maintains 2.60 miles of track in the Nantahala section of the county on which it places a per mile value of $63,829.10. The same valuation was declared in '54. With an excess valuation of $112,775, Western Carolina Tele phone Company lists 2,584.27 miles of line In this county and places a per mile value of $43. 639. A slight increase in valua tion is noted. The '54 figure for the company was $102,766. Another telephone company, Southern Bell, lists 207.69 miles of line in Macon and gives a $24.709911 value per mile. This gives a valuation of $5,130, which is slightly lower than that listed ($5,252) by South ern Bell last year. The Bank of Franklin has certified its valuation at $43, 500 for '55. A figure of $9,098.33 is given by the Highlands branch of the Jackson County Bank. The 14 miles of track main tained by the Tallulah Falls Railway here is valued at $19, 925 for '55. This gives a per mile figure of $1,423.21. The same valuation was given in 1954. Of the utilities, the lowest is Western Union with a valua tion of $81. The company has 2.52 miles of line here and values It at $32.1387 per mile. Valuation turned in last year was $158. Corbin To Speak At P. T. A. Meet On Challenges Franklin Principal Harry C. Corbin will be the speaker at the Franklin P. T. A.'s first meeting of the year Monday night in the high school cafe teria. Mr. Corbin's topic will be "Challenges for the P. T. A." The meeting will begin at 7:30. The following committee chairmen for 1955-56 have been appointed by the P. T. A. presi dent, B. L. McGlamery: Edwin T. Williams, program; Mrs. John Crawford, budget and finance; Mrs. John Bulgin. hospitality; John Crawford, at tendance; Mrs. Andrew Jones, publications; Mrs. J. L. West, Jr., health and safety; Mrs. C. B. Hussey, high school service; and Mrs. Weimar Jones, parli mentarian. O. E. S. District Officers Coming Order of Eastern Star dis trict officers will visit the Ne quassa Chapter, No. 43, O. E. S., tonight (Thursday i at 8 o'clock, according to the worthy ma tron, Mrs. Catharine Henry. Expected are Mrs. Mary Cathron Sneed, district grand matron, and Walter S. McHan, district grand patron. The meeting will be held at the Moose Hall, over Dryman's. Cullasaja Sponsoring Carl Story As Benefit The Cullasaja Rural Com munity Development Organiza tion will sponsor a performance by Carl Story and his "Ramb ling Mountaineers", as a bene fit. tonight (Thursday) at the Cullasaja School. The program Is set for 8 o'clock. Directors Name Mrs. Carter As Hospital Head Mrs. A. T. Carter, of High lands, has been appointed ad ministrator and business man ager of the Highlands Com munity Hispital. Her appointment, made by the hospital board of directors, was announced this week by the board chairman, W. H. Cobb. New business methods will be adopted and economy and ef ficiency of operation are her chief aims in managing the af fairs of the hospital, Mrs. Car ter said. Her services are on a voluntary basis. She has 26 years' experience in hospital work. She has serv ed as night supervisor, operat ing room supervisor, director of an out-patient pediatrics clinic for an army hospital during the war, and an assistant director of large hospitals in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miami, Fla. She trained at the University of Chicago, Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, and the University of Cincinnati in the field of administration. AWARDED MEDAL Airman Waldroop Airman First Class Joseph A. Waldroop, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph P. Waldroop, of Franklin, Route 2, recently was awarded a service medal for "honor, ef ficiency, and fidelity" to the U. ,S. Air Force in a ceremony at Randolph Field, Tex. TO HOLD PICNIC The Hickory Knoll commun ity will hold a picnic at the home of Mr. and .Mrs. Aaron Cunningham on Sunday follow ing Sunday School, it has been announced. Caretaker Burr Childers shows some of the apples from the Magnon orchr.rd The Press staff was going to brag about. READY TO BRAG! Tree Loaded - With Apples Talk about counting chick ens "before they hatch". The Press this week was all set to do some hraggin' ? as it's prone to do when some thing noteworthy occurs in Ma con County. In this instance, the brag gin' was going to center around a Winesap tree in the orchard of Alvin Magnon, near the golf course. Seems this tree didn't hear about (or pay any atten tion to i the big freeze that snuffed out the apple crop in the southeast. It was just load ed with big apples (some 3 4 lb.) and had to be propped up under the weight. The Press figured it was good braggin' material. But this train of thought was shortlived. When the photographer arrived at the orchard he learned the fruit-loaded tree had been raided by unknowns and was almost picked clean. The props were back on the ground. The prolific Winesap looked just like any other tree in the 900-tree orchard. And The Press made a silent vow to quit "counting its chickens (apples i . . Traffic Moving 'Unofficially' Over Jackson County Project Wednesday Noon Closing Is Set At Post Office Postmaster Zeb Meadows an nounced this week that the Franklin Post Office will close each Wednesday at noon, ef fective next Wednesday (Sept. 21 > . He said this change is in "conformity with the mer chants' store hours". "It is not anticipated that this change will cause an im portant inconvenience to postal patrons and was adopted only after a careful review of all facts and circumstances involv ed,"' Mr. Meadows said. Brookshire Goes In As President Of School Group J. H. Brookshire was installed as the new president of the Cartoogechaye Parent-Teacher Association, at the organiza tion's meeting Tuesday night at the school. Other new officers are Don Seagle, vice-president; Mrs. Jeff Enloe, Jr., secretary, and Mrs. William Byrd, treasurer. The installation ceremony was conducted by Mrs. Weimar Jones, formerly director of this P. T. A. district. Mrs. E. M. McNish, retiring president, reviewed the accom plishments of the past year, SEE NO. 3, PAGE 6 Church Worker * Is On The Job Miss Margaret Wilson has taken over her duties as a full time rural worker in the coun ty's 21 Methodist churches. The new worker, who is liv ing at Mrs. Gladys Walkers, is being sponsored by the Metho dist Men's Club and the Wom en's Society of Christian Serv ice. A native of Yancey County, Miss Wilson is a graduate of Mars Hill College and of High Point College. During the sum mer she took special religious education training at Scarrill College in Nashville, Tenn. Miss Wilson said she plans to work for the present with the M. Y. F. organizations and leaders and later will expand the program to include church schools, with emphasis on lead ership education. CHURCH MEN TO MEET The men's group of the High lands Presbyterian Church will hold its regular monthly sup per meeting in the church basement tonight (Thursday). Brogden Beagles Win Show "Pat", "Sally", "Princess", s>nd "Shorty" are hard to beat. In fact, the four 13- inch Beagles were way out in front at last week's W. N. C. Beagle ?Club two-couple pack trial at Fletcher. They won first place in a field of 136 dogs (34 packs), in cluding a field champion. Owner of the ribbon-winning pack of Beagles is Ed Brogden, of the Cowee community. A barber in Franklin, Mr. Brodgen has been raising Bea gles as a hobby for about four years. ? Plfv? .Sliifi Photo Ed Brogden And Beagles THEY'RE PACKING BAGS ? College Migration Und er W ay More than 100 Macon stu dents are packing their suit cases and saying goodbyes as "?C-Day" approaches. "C-Day", of course, means "Coilege-Day" and the back-to the-grind move already is und er way here. Some students al ready have departed the home stead for another year of higher learning, but the bulk won't leave until next week. As usual, Western Carolina College, at nearby Cullowhee, claims more than half the lo TEAMLCSES TO ANDREWS Panthers Lose 27-0 In First Conference Outing Friday Night By TOMMY GNUSE Sports Editor, Franklin High Andrews smashed the Frank lin Panthers by a 27 to 0 score Friday night on their home field. It was the first Smoky Mountain Conference outing for the locals this season. Early in the game, Andrews rolled 51 yards to score with left halfback Jerry Pullium crossing from 19 yards out. Late In the opening stanza, the Panthers drove 60 yards upfield, OPEN DATE FILLED Coach Howard Barnwell announced Tuesday that a game has been arranged here tomorrow (Friday) night with Hot Springs. This Mis the only open date on the Pajither schedule. It also will be the first home game of the year for the lo cals. Gametime will be 8 o'clock. The coach also announced that the Hayesville-Franklin game, originally set for the 30th, has been changed to the 29th. only to lose the ball inside the Andrews 20-yard line. The half came with Andrews in possession of the ball inside the Panthers 20. Willis Anderson, Andrews quarterback, returned the Franklin kick in the second half for a 70-yard touchdown run to put his team out front 13 to 0. Late in the third peri od, right halfback Jimmy Hol SEE NO. 1, PAGE 6 cal students. This year some 55 will enroll there. Compiling a complete list of those going off to college is impossible in an education minded county like Macon, but The Press staff has attempted to make its list as accurate as possible. Here it is, with stu dents listed by colleges: Western Carolina College: Misses Julia Moody. Patti Lou Phillips, Ann Hays, Lolita Hol land, Sharon Swanson. Shirley Cloer, Nancy Ramsey. Beverly Higdon, Carol Stockton. Fran ces Huscusson. Betty Hurst, Jeanne Henson. Norma Jean Welch, Luetta Browning, Mari lyn Henson, Annette Dalrymple, Anna Setser, Sue Williams, Joyce Baldwin. Audrey Hays, Nancy McCollum, Ellen Franks, Myra Josephine Lenoir, Virgin ia Lucille McCoy, Cleo McDon ald, Patricia Nell Setser, Jessie Lynn Stiwinter, Hazel Vinson, and Betty Jean Wyatt, and Tommy Raby, Grady Corbin, Pat Pattillo. John Cloer, Larry Cabe. Ray Henry, Pete Penland, Richard Thompson, Jack Tilley, Alvin Stiles, George Stevens, Wiley Smith. Bryant Cunning ham, R. L. Cunningham, How ard Patton. D. L. Huggins, Bill Huggins, Earl Roper, George Lynch, Bill Ray, Doyle Clark. Bobby Gregory. Harry A. Holt, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brogden, Linda Watson, Paul Price, Joan Spt vo i page IS Traffic Is moving "unofficially" over the new link of OS 23 441 from Cowee Gap to Dillsboro on a "travel at your own risk" basis. Paving of the 9 42-mile section, which ties in with a shorter link from Franklin to Cowee Gap, was finished yesterday (Wed nesday i . But, it will not be officially open for public travel until the entire project is okayed by state highway officials. E. J. Whitmire, general manager of Macon Construction Magic Wand Of Movies Is Waving Hollywood's magic wand waves over Macon County this week and the mystic "abra cadabra" of movieland is spawning several replicas of a by-gone era. This -realistic slight-of-hand is taking place along the tracks of the ancient Tallulah Falls Railway, a venerable soul that quite suddenly has been pushed into the limelight as leading lady of a Civil War train chase. Small, but authentic, stations are popping up along the tracks between the "Y" near Franklin and Clayton, Ga. A hotel "set" is being built at Prentiss, near the post of fice. The "Merlin" behind this magic is Walt Disney, who is now channeling some of his genius toward a full-length feature movie (Cinemascope, too i on the theft of the old woodburning train, The Gener al. during the Civil War. The train, so the story goes, was stolen by Yankee Capt. J. J. Andrews and some volunteers near Marietta, in a plot to sab otage the Western and Atlantic between Marietta and Chat tanooga. It is reported the movie will center on the pursuit of "The General" by Confederates in another engine. A replica of the "Etowah Station" is to be erected at the "Y", "Kingston Station" is go ing up near the home of Leon ard Myers, and "Calhoun" and "Dalton" stations are to be built near Mile 45, close to the state lines. "Big Shanty Station" and the "Lacy Hotel" are now under construction at Prentiss. "Big Shanty" is where the train was stolen while the crewmen slept at the "Lacy Hotel". The curving wooden trestle about a mile below the "Y", and the railroad water tank above Prentiss are tabbed for "important sequences", accord ing to reports received here. Filming of the movie is scheduled to begin the last of this month. The company, which is mak ing its headquarters in Clay ton, is expected t? be here for about 30 days. Fess Parker (Davy Crockett) probably will be cast as Capt. Andrews, it Is understood. COCHRAN DEATH RELATED A "Justice Story" relating the booby-trap bomb slaying in Mount Airy of William Homer Cochran, Jr., in late December, 1951, appears in the Sept. 18 issue of the New York Sunday News. The death of Mr. Coch ran, a native of this county, was reported solved with the suicide of a Pittsboro mechanic in April, 1954. Jerry Sutton Is Winner Of Scholarship To State Jerry Sutton A $600 scholarship to N. C State College has been awarde I Jerry Sutton, outstanding your Future Farmer of America. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charl C. Sutton, of Clark's Char"' community, Jerry plans to ent - State this fall as a sophomo 0 He attended Western Caroli -n College last year and is maj ine in agricultural education The on^year scholarship ' ; an F. F. A. Smith Dour' grant, and is awarded on - i" basis of scholarship, charac'-" and need. Jerry is serving this yea vice-president of the stat- ~ F. A. organization and in rr-'.v October is to receive an "A'" ican Farmer" degree at thi n1 tional F. F. A. conventlo- i i Kansas City. This degree 1- th? highest awarded by F. F. A company, yesterday said it probably will be four to six weeks before his company will be ready to turn the project over to the highway department for inspection and approval. Warns Motorists And Mr. Whitmire warned motorists that any speeding "and foolishness" over the proj ect before it is approved might force its closing again. "Travel will be allowed only if motorists drive safely and do not interfere with our work", he declared. Several jobs, including shoul der work, still must be finish ed. A possibility also exists that traffic will be stopped at intervals because of this work, he added. GASMOlT COMING BACK Towrs To Receive Checks F rom Powell Bill Allocation Macon's two towns ? Frank lin and Highlands ? this year get $16,039.16 from Powell Bill funds for improvements on non-highway system streets. Frankiin is to receive $10, 885.19 of the amount and High lands $5,153.97. Non-system mileage in Frank lin is 15.19. In Highlands it is 8.86 mi.es. Checks are to be mailed this mohth. according to the State Highway and Public Works Commission. Powell Bill money comes from a half-cent per gallon levy on the gross (6 cents) gasoline tax in the state. The act, passed in 1951, gives half the allocation to all qualified municipalities on the basis of population and the other half is divided among them on the basis of relative mileage of non-state system or local streets. The per capita rate this year was $188, while the mileage figure hit $472.65 per mile. This year's totaled allocation of $5, 711.817.71 was the largest amount ever distributed. The cash aid goes to 393 municipal ities HOMECOMING SERVICE Homecoming service is plan ned at Sloan's Chapel, in East Franklin at 10 a. ip. Sunday. Special singing is planned. The public is invited. Meeting Sst To Discuss Problems HIGHLANDS ? A citizens' meeting is set for Monday (Sep tember 19 > at 7:30 p.m. in the old school theatre for the pur pose of discussing the water sit uation and other problems fac ing the Town of Highlands. Every citizen interested in the future arpvth of the town is to attend. The Weather T ' '1 <av .. ? renv>tvnt i s -rui ra'nf-<.ll. :?s 1 n b . M Sf es. v.". % \? . ;iti ? . I'hs^rvt' ? : i H .i n i l v , Vv \ -\ \ I.I .? ?v ? v. < t ? I! ?!.? . ?? I a*t \ FRANKLIN Temperatures High Low Run Wed., Sept. 7 78 62 Thursday 87 56 Friday 88 52 Saturday 82 56 Sunday 81 56 Monday 83 56 Tuesday 75 55 COWEETA Temperatures High Low Rain Wed.. Sept. 7 85 50 Thursday 85 50 Friday 79 58 Saturday 80 55 Sunday 81 58 Monday 79 52 Tuesday 70 61

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