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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, February 21, 1957, Image 1

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Net Paid CIRCULATION Last Week 2759 iWaconian It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself. ? Thom as Jefferson. 72nd Year ? No. 8 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, February 21, 1957 Price 10 Cents Eighteen Pages Macon Teams Eliminated In Tourneys Murphy Upsets Favored Franklin Girls, 73 To 61 Teams from all three Macon County high schools have tast ed defeat in the Smoky Moun tain Conference tournaments. The biggest upset of the girls' .tourney at Swain High in Bry son City was the one handed the highly favored Franklin High sextet by Murphy Friday. The locals lost 73 to 61. Bonnie Lee paced .Franklin with 23 points in a futile attempt to keep her team in the tourna ment. Murphy also proved to be the downfall of the Franklin boys, handing them a 73 to 55 defeat Saturday night in the Robbins ville High gymnasium. Frank lin's boys last Thursday night downed Stecoah 45 to 41 to ad vance a notch in the tourna ment. Nantahala's lassies lost out in the opening round Wednesday of last week to Swain High. The score was 76 to 34. The Nanta hala boys also became first round victims on Thursday, los ing to Cullowhee 53 to 42. Highlands teams were elimi nated in opening play also. The girls lost Wednesday of last week to Robblnsville, 77 to 47, and the boys on Thursday to Andrews, 64 to 47. F. F. A. Team Places First A first place has been won by the parliamentary procedure team of the Franklin chapter of Future Farmers of America. The team won the top spot in federation competition with four other teams last week in Andrews and will represent the federation in district competi tion in Asheville in May. Members of the team are Frank Nolen, president; Bill Fouts, vice-president; Riley Henry, secretary; Richard Set ser, treasurer; Johnny Killl&n, reporter; and Bud Shope, sen tinel. WINDY GAP SINGING The Fourth Sunday Sing will be held Sunday, beginning at 1:30 p. m., at the Windy Gap Baptist Church. Lon Thompson, president has announced. All singers and the public are in vited. TUESDAY MORNING, the drilling crew had reached the 120-foot mark in Franklin's second well and still had not .hit water. The new site is just off the Thomas curve on US 64 east on lanu given the town by John Higdon. The town recently went 450 feet on another site without striking water. Officials are more than hopeful that the new site is going to yield a gusher to boost the town's water supply this summer. Baseball Season's Coming; Meeting Called For Tuesday "Baseball season's closer than you think," parents of player age children were advised this week. Woodrow Franklin, president of the parents organization, of the Little League Association and newly organized Babe Ruth Association, asked that interested parents attend a meeting Tuesday night at 7:30 in the lunchroom of East Franklin School. He said a meeting held Mon day of this week, at Nantahala Power and Light Company, was not as well attended as it should have been. The first Little League (ages 8 to 12) game is scheduled May 25, Mr. Franklin said. Mr. Franklin was elevated to the presidency of the parents' group after Doug Simpson re signed because of the press of business. Pete Price was elect ed to Mr. Franklin's old job as vice-president. Bob Carpenter is president of the Little League Association. In organizing the Babe Ruth Association (for boys between the ages of 13 and 15), E. O. Crawford was chosen president. Miss Jo Ann Hopkins was nam ed secretary-treasurer. A vice president is still to be chosen. The parents' organization has been sponsoring projects to get enough money to tight a field for the youthful baseball play ers. The adult group is made up of parents with children In either the Little League or Babe Ruth Associations. Once A Trailerite . . . "Once a trallerlte, always a trailer! te," goes the saying among the nomad breed of Americana that likes Its living in concentrated form. And although he lon& ago parked his for good, the Rev. William C. (Bill) Jollay typifies this affection a trallerlte holds for his compact and efficient home on wheels. The Cullasaja minister's 25 foot house trailer still is the center of his home life. And It's a literal centraliza tion, because his modern five room house is built entirely around the trailer. It all began back in 1953, when Mr. Jollay returned to his native Macon with his trailer after spending some 19 years in Michigan and about two and a half in Florida. He finally parked his trailer permanently on a small hillside with a catching view of Culla saja farm land and mountains just off US 64 near the Culla saja River and in the summer of 1954 started digging a base ment to one side of the trailer. Next came the framework of a house around the trailer as the dream of Mr. Jollay and his invalid wife began materializ ing. "As a piecemeal thing", a five-room house with a large glassed-in porch came into be ing, along with a basement study, complete with fireplace, for Mr. Jollay's use in his work as pastor of the Cullasaja As sembly of God Church. And in all of this building ? "we've got plenty more to do," he explains ? the house trailer still commands center stage. All meals originate in Its compact kitchen. To create the illusion that it "belongs where It Is", carpenters blended the house trailer into the living room of the house by removing about half of one side of the trailer. But Mr. Jollay's pet of the whole project has nothing to do with the trailer. With a sparkle in his eye, he explains how he took an old oil heater and converted It Into a furnace that pipes heat to all rooms. "This," he declares like a true do-it-yourselfer, "is my pride and joy of the whole job." ? Pr??a ?UR I'hnw Mr. Jollay Stands In His Trailer Legislative Appointments Are Announced Committee Posts Given Rep. Houk And Sen. Bennett Rep. O. L. Houk was named vice chairman of two General Assembly committees and ap pointed to six others at Ral eigh last week. Sen. Kelly E. Bennett, whose 33rd district includes this coun ty, was named fhairman of one committee, vice chairman of a second, and appointed to six more. Representative Houk is vice chairman of counties, cities, and towns, and vice chairman of federal and Interstate cooper ation. His other appointments were to commissions and insti tutions for blind; finance; in stitutions for deaf; judiciary one; mental institutions; and wildlife resources. Senator Bennett is chairman of wildlife and vice chairman of public health. He Is a mem ber of appropriations; educa tion; election laws; interstate and federal relations; proposi tions and grievances; and pub lic welfare. Group Coming To See Station Director Reveals Plans For Research Program Increase , HIGHLANDS. ? A group of officials is expected here March 2 to inspect the Highlands Bio logical Station and evaluate its research potential, according to Miss Thelma Howell, executive director. Miss Howell said the station trustees plan to Increase its re search facilities and to inaugu rate a teaching program on the graduate level as an answer to help meet the pressing need for "more and better qualified scientists, a major problem fac ing the nation." In line with this expansion, she said the station nowt' has a proposal before a national foundation for aid In a building program. Biologists and -students from a number of southern univer sities spend their summers con ducting research programs in the Highlands area, which Is termed by man as "the great est biological asset In Eastern North America". The biological resources of the Highlands pla teau cannot be duplicated In any other equal area In the southeast. Franklin Chamber Directors To Ask For Record Budget Approve $4,500; Decision Rests With Members To boost its stepped-up tour ist promotion program, direc tors oi tr.e Franiiin Chamber of Commerce have approved a it,50o budget tor the new year, by lar the largest expenditure ever advanced by a chamber he.e. I It earmarks $1,500 alone for tourist promotional work. Final approval of the budget rests with the general member ship and it is to be presented by Treasurer J. C. Crisp at the annual chamber baiiquet next month. Meeting in regular monthly session last Thursday night, President Verlon Swafford and his directors set March 28 as the date for the banquet and the 19a7 membership drive i'.ick-ofs. L-tiails of the banquet are be in^ worked out fcy Dr. G. R. ?\ "Sween and j. P. Brady. Ten tatively, the event is slated for the hiih school cafeteria. Ad \ance ticket sales are to be pU^>h&d. Folder Okayed In advancing some tourist promotion ideas, the directors gave preliminary, approval to a new Franklin folder featuring ? Rubies, Rest, and Relaxation". Prices lor printing the three color folder are now being ob tained and, barring the unfor seen, the new addition should be ready for distribution with in a month and a half. A revision of the chamber's More Burley Money Available Now Through Local Office Good news came for burley farmers this week when the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced, through the Macon County A.S.'C. office, that the county can have all the tobacco soil bank money It needs. The county had been allotted $2,459 for burley acreage re serve. This was quickly exhaust ed two weeks ago and more than a dozen farmers who made application were turned down for lack of funds. Miss Mildred Oorbin, A.S.C. office manager here, said the deadline fbr applying for soil bank tobacco payments is next Thursday (Feb. 28). No applica tions can be accepted after that date, she emphasized. Farmers who already had made application, on the hope that additional money would be granted the county, will now have their applications process ed, Miss Corbln said. The agriculture department said that using surplus money from counties which do not ex pect to use their full shares would take care of counties needing more funds. Macon Student Is Elected 'Student Teacher At WCC A pretty brunette from Ma con County, Miss Shirley Cloer, has been elected "Miss Student Teacher for 1957" at Western Carolina College. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thad H. Cloer, of Franklin, Route 2, the five foot three Inch W. C. C. senior Is present ly doing her practice teaching Canton High School In Hay wood County "and loving every minute of it". She was selected for the stu dent teacher honor by a vote of the colloge faculty and mem bership of the Future Teachers of America organization on the campus. Points of Judging in cluded character, personality, leadership, moral and physical fitness, and potential effective ness as a teacher. Miss Cloer has undertaken a double major, business and Spanish, but her first choice is business and she hopes to get a teaching job somewhere in W. N. C. after being graduated in June. On campus, she is active in a variety of things. Consistent ly on the honor roll and the dean's list, she is a past secre tary of Alpha Phi Sigma, na tional honorary scholastic fra ternity, and was named in "Who's Who in American Col leges and Universities" this year. She is a member of the Western Carolina Players, the Inter-Club Council, Science Club, Future Teachers, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Baptist Student Union. She also is an assistant to the director of publicity at the col lege. This spring Miss Cloer will serve as senior representative in the May Court. Mi?? Cloer ? . . Teaching industrial fact sheet also was approved. Junk Yards Again Unsightly junk yards at the north entrance of town spurred some action from the directors. Letters are to go out this week to highway officials for clarifi cation of right-of-way at the yards and also to request the services of a highway depart ment landscape engineer. In connection with the latter, it is the chamber's idea to purchase the needed shrubs and trees to conceal the junk yards. Groups Approve ( Chamber committees submit ted the directors by President Swafford were approved. They include : Publicity and Advertising: J. P. Brady, chairman, Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley, and John Crawford. County Fair: W. W. (BUI) Sloan, chairman, Wayne Prof fitt, and T. H. Fagg. Industrial: W. W. Reeves, chairman, Stephen A. Bundy. Frank B. Duncan, and H. H. Gnuse. Jr. Community Development and Beautification: Bob S. Sloan, H. A. Wilhide, Vic Perry, and J. L. West, Jr. July 4 Celebration: B. L. Mc Glamery, chairman. Hall Calla han, and R. C. (Bob) Carpenter. Membership: J. C. Crisp, chairman, Vic Perry, Prelo Dry man, T. W. Angel, Jr., R. Roy Cunningham, Jimmy Conley, Edwin T. Williams, and Dr. G. R. McSween. Retail Merchants: Sam Gib son, chairman, T. Y. Angell, Roy W. Moore, and Bruce Bryant. Highways: E. J. Whitmire, chairman, and W. E. Baldwin. Highway Signs: Holland Mc Swain, chairman, Robert J. Korte, Bill Garrison, Clarence (Red) Henry, and J. P. Brady. 'Heart Sunday* Is Coming Up "Heart Sunday", a one-day concerted drive for contribu tions to the Heart Fund, will be observed locally this Sunday. Door-to-door solicitations for donations are to be handled by the women of the county's home demonstration clubs and the V. F. W. Auxiliary between 2 and 4 o'clock. A number of other volunteers also will assist, according to R. V. Hooper and Hall Callahan, co-chairmen of the drive. The county has no set quota for the drive. Cub Scout* Slate Banquet On Friday Tomorrow (Friday) night, the Cub Scouts of Macon County will hold a "Blue and Gold" banquet in the Franklin High Cafeteria. The covered dish supper, to which parents and friends of the Cubs are invited, is set for 7 o'clock. A program by the Cub dens will follow the meal. The event is being held in connection with the 47th anni versary of Scouting this year. The Weather The wHi'i temperature* and rainfall below are regard***! in tVanklin by Hanwn fttilea, U. S. weather obaerver: in Hitrhlanda by Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A observers: and at the Coweta Iftrdroloiric Laboratory. Readintra are for tha 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed. FRANKLIN High Low 51 . 29 20 54 53 52 54 57 52 Wed., Feb. 13 Thursday Friday Saturday Bunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday HIGHLANDS Wed.. Feb. t3 46 Thursday 47 Friday 46 Saturday 47 Sunday 51 Monday 50 Tuesday 44 Wednesday ? COWETA Wed.. Feb. 13 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 50 54 53 53 55 55 53 16 35 29 17 38 27 30 23 18 32 22 20 38 28 28 31 18 35 30 18 40 27 Rain .00 .00 .00 .33 00 00 25 .11 .00 .00 00 .40 .00 .00 .64 .21 .00 .00 .00 .50 .00 .00 45 ?IS

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