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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, August 14, 1958, Image 1

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Net Paid CIRCULATION Last Week 2999 nMttt if e|| jlnO ?H)t JHaamtan ox the inside ? A HIGHLANDS COUPLE is making plans to return to teaching jobs in Alaska. Read Mrs. Lillian Hirt's story On Front Page, Second Section. 73rd Year ? No. 33 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, August 14, 1958 Pric t i*i i I ? ?es Mar. With A Wheel (Staff Photo) COLE HAS A REASON - Floridian Pushing A Bicycle Wheel A leathery Florida bachelor has a rather strange idea of how to spend a vacation. He's pushing' a bicycle wheel across some of the most rugged mountain ranges in the Southeast. But, S. L. Cole considers what he's doing a "sports man's proposition" and, furthermore, he can't think of a better way to spend his va- ... CUtlUIlS. What this outdoorsman real ly is doing is mapping and measuring an alternate Appa lachian Trail from Standing In dian to some point between Roan and Grandfather moun tains, a distance of some 200 miles of the roughest, toughest walking you ever bargained for. Special Grips And that's where the bicycle wheel comes in. It has a speed ometer attached and is used to measure distances. He has spe cial hand grips fixed on the wheel so he can push it with a minimum of trouble. When the alternate trail is MEANDERING ALONG MAIN STREET THE REV. DONN Langfitt, who has been vacationing down east for the past. week,, writes that he's learned to water ski. He'll "bring rr.y bruises, lumps, and water soaked head" back home the last of this week. MACONIANS ARE invited to attend a fish fry over in Jackson County next Saturday at the Cashiers community development building. The eating will start about 5:30 and the event w|ll be topped off by an address by the. Tar Heel lieutenant governor, Luther Barnhariit. CLARK DAVENPORT, 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Davenport, part-time Franklin residents, is spending the summer in Europe on a student exchange plan. He sailed June 3 from New Jorsey and won't return to the srates until September 11. His father is associated with Frank lin Mineral Products here. QUESTION OF the week: Why does everyone eome to town on Monday? MRS. M ANSON ( Stiles' night biooming cereus gave its annual "all" Sunday with nine blooms. It had 11 blooms, she reports, but two dropped off. OBSERVATION: Not all of the people on the streets who look like tourists, are tourists. Shorts appear to be the uniform of the day for a large segment of the local population. SOME JOKER hung ? sign on Wayne Stewart's Jeep truck Tues day while Wayne was in Knox ville, Tenn., being examined for the draft: "Gone to fight for your country and my 'coon hound. 'Old Joe', also 'Jeanie', my love. Back in a year or so. Wayne Stewart." MANY MOTORISTS are find ing the multi-lined parking spaces on the main stem confusing, to say the least. The black paint has washed off the old lines and IT Ts difficult to decide between which pair to park. completed next year (Mr. Cole estimates it will take another summer's work) it will have two important bearings on Macon County: (D Macon will have more miles ot hiking trails (150-275 miles) than any other in the East, with the exception of the Smokies; (2i the camp site center of the trail will be Van Hook Glade, between Franklin and Highlands. All trails will * lead off from this point. Hard At Work A horticulturist for citrus growers in Fort Pierce, Fla., in the past six weeks he has map ped and measured from Stand ing Indian to Cowee Gap (near Whiteside), including side trails. This week, with the help of local Boy Scouts, he is painting the trail figm Salt lie...1 to Cowee Gap, a distance of about 24 miles. In addition, they're marking about 25 miles of side SEE NO. 2, PAGE 4 Four Break-ins Being Probed By Officers An investigation into break-ins at four places on the Georgia road Wednesday night of last week is being directed by the sheriff's denartment. One involved the ramiacking ol a post office. Sheriff J. Harry Thomas said federal agents are investigating. This was at the Parr if h Stove at Otto, a grocery that also houses the Otto Post Oifice. The sheriff said a post office inspector said very little was missing. Stolen from the store was a small amount of money and some cigarettes, candy, and meats. A filling station next door, also owned by the Parrish family, was entered and cigarettes, oil. and a little money were taken, the sheriff said. Two places owned by Gene Bate man also were robbed. One was a store and the other a small concession stand. A small amount of money, meats, candy, and cigarettes were taken from them. Kinnebrew Gets His Second Ace W. O. Kinnebrew racked up a hole-in-one Wednesday morning of last week on the Franklin course, the second in his golfing life. He got his ace on No. 4, a 175-yard hole. CLERK HAS ATTACK Franklin Town Clerk C. O. Ramsey suffered a heart attack at his home Sunday night. He is now recovering at Angel Hospital, where his progress yesterday (Wednesday I was reported as good. PUBLICITY ASSURED ? Better Pretty Up Franklin, Florida Flight Is Nearing Better pretty up. Franklin, because the nations spotlight will soon be shining on you once again. It all has to do with the big "fly-in" planned in September by Florida pilots and their K-miiies to dig lor rubies at Cflwee Valley. Slated for September 19-20-21, this unusual air excursion has been officially designated as "Pilots' Ruby Rendezvous". Flying in this week from Mi ami, V. H. Burt, a Macon Coun ty summer resident who has been instrumental in promoting the "fly-in", said interest all across Florida is exceeding ex pectations. He predicted the event will be "just the first of many for Franklin." An esti mated 75-100 airplanes, includ ing several twin-engine Jobs, are expected here. Photographer Here With Mr. Burt this week is Hans Groenhoff, a well-known aviation writer - photographer. Mr. Groenhoff revealed that he has a "definite committment" for a story and picture layout In the aviation world's most popular magazine, FLYING. With Mr. Burt at the controls, he shot low-level aerial views of Cowee Valley and the ruby mines Sunday. Getting Ready Meanwhile, the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and other Interested parties are making preparations for the September event. The chamber president, Dr. G. R. McSween, said his orga-> nization Is now making trans SIGNING UP TO PLAY Football practice got under way Monday at Franklin High with some 55 boys reporting out. Principal ?. K. (Ike) Olson (seated) and Coach Dick Stott are shown registering Doug Pearson, a veteran of last year's Panther squad. (Staff Photo I BAPTISTS HOLD 55TH SESSION HERE ? Rhinehart Elected Moderator At their close of their 55th an nual session Friday afternoon, members of the Macon Baptist Association elected the Rev. Clyde I<hirehart as moderator. Pastor of the Cowee church. Mr. Rhinelwt succeeds the Rev. L. Eugene Walter. Highlands pas tor. who is leaving soon to accept a call to another church. 400 Attend An estimated 400 Baptists at tended the two-day session at the Liberty. Well's Grove, and Pren tiss churches. Featured Were local and state reports on Baptist activities. The annual election of officers .marked the closing of the session at Prentiss church. Elected, in J. C. Jacobs (left) and the Rt?. Clyde Rhinehart are vice moderator and moderator, respectively, of the Miacrni Baptist Association, the county's largest church (roup. Their election featured the closing session of the association's 55th annual meeting Friday. A picture of the other officers may be found on the frunt page of the second section. (Staff Photo) on to Mr. Rhinehart, were J. C. Jacobs, vice-moderator. Mrs. Juhn Campbell, reelected clerk, Mrs. A rv el Parker, reelected treas urer. Fred Corbln. reelected his torian. and the Rev. Robert R. Standley. chairman of the execu tive promotion committee of the vociation. Committee Reports Ccmmittee reports on enrollment and statistics revealed the fol lowing: 39 of the 42 churches in the association reported 270 ad ditions. 143 by baptism and 127 by letter: total membership, 6,748: Sunday school enrollment, 4.431 : vacation Bible school enroll ment.! 1.255: Training Union en rollment.. 1.315: W.M.U. enroll ment, 518: Brotherhood enroll ment. 281: local expenses. $130, 190: total gifts. $141,491: mission uifK $13,197: aTnount paid pas tors, $42,268. Hauler Preaches Highlighting opening day activ ities. which centered at the Liber ty church, was a message by the Rev. Ottis Hagler, associate in the promotion department of the State Baptist Convention. Also, he Rev. Doyle Miller, pastor at Hollv Springs, delivered the an nual sermon. The night session, held at Well's Grove, featured an address on evangelism by the Rev. Clay Barnes, of Hendersonville. Stroud Reports Joseph Stroud, secretary of the state music department. Raleigh, appeared on the program during the second day at Prentiss church. SEE NO. X, PAGE 4 portation arrangements to .shut tle the visitors back and forth between their motels and the ruby mines. Also, the Franklin Jaycees plan to sponsor a '?Mountain Hoe-down" for the visitors the night of the 20th as a special gesture of welcome This event will include square dancing and a variety of old mountain con tests. Improvements also are under way at the local airport. Some dirt filling on the main run way has been completed and plans call for the removal of the heavy underbrush between the runway and the Little Ten nessee River. Shooting Will Be Aired Today A hearing into the shotgun shooting of Joe Jones. 36. of Car toogechaye, on August 5 by Wal ter Arnold is scheduled today (Thursday) before Justice of the Peace J. Lee Barnard. Arnold is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Jones was hit by shot in the back and the head. He has recovered sufficient ly to return to his home from Angel Clinic. Arnold admitted the shooting, according to Sheriff J. Harry Thomas. Guild's Annual Picnic Is Tonight The Wesleyan Service Guild of the Franklin Methodist church will hold its annual ? family night" picnic tonight (Thursday > at 6:30 at the Franklin Memorial Park. Members are advised that if ii rains they will meet in the Fellow ship Hall of the church. Trade Event Scheduled Franklin merchants plan to open their annual "Back to School'' trade promotion next Thursday, August 21. It will continue through Saturday, the 30th. Drawings for a half-dozen bicycles are slated the last day. Shoppers will be able to register for the prizes at any participating store. These Iotla 4-H clubbers Tuesday night -were working hard on a crafts exhibit they plan to enter in the county fair next week. They are (L to Ri Vickie Pen land, Evelyn TaLlemt, Donna Kaye Sanford, Bobby Plyler, Bill Plyler, Gary PI Tier, George Lynch, and Johnny Justice. (Staff Phofcn) EVENT OPENS NEXT THURSDAY - The Question Is: Are You Ready For The County Fair? It Was Good Week For Stills Sheriff J. Harry Thomas' de partment chalked up four stili "kills" in the county last week. Deputy Newell Pendergrass de stroyed two small units on the 6th and the 8th. The first one he found on Nantahala. near Rainbow Springs bridge The other was near Lost Bridge, off the Brysori City highway. Sheriff Thomas disposed of the other two. one as the result of an investigation into another cafe. When he picked up Everett ..Welch last week in connection with the theft) of a chest from SEE NO. 3, PAGE 4 FRROR IS NOTED In last week's account o? the Superior Court dispositions. "Fred Corbin" was charged with non support. Th? r.ime should have said Fred O b?o:j. The error is re gretted Ready for the count;, fa No? Then you're in th families; community ,devej< clubs ami many other jjroti for some time now prepar day fair that opens next ust 21) 'on iH'e grounds at A coil} ile of new features In the : air plannirij; coin danye. 'ti 'lu iitii* a chickei vocational .building at 6:30 on opening night, and local enter tainment Thursday and Friday nighu in the stadium Barbecue Dinner The birceeue dinner will be supervised by a specialist from N C State College A $1.25 per plate charge will te made and th-.' proceeds 3re earmarked for fair premiums. Join The Fun Ente: tainers who participated in the recent annual Macon County Folk Festival are invited t' j participate' in the ni'ght pro FOR GEM SHOW AND FOLK FESTIVAL ? Macon County Had A Lot To Do With Filling City Auditorium In Asheville Last Week Macon County had a lot to do with filling up City Audi torium in Asheville last week. In the basement, two ex hibits from here were part of the eighth annual Interna tional Gem and Mineral Show of the Eastern Federation of .Mineral Societies that was viewed by thousands Thurs day, Friday, and .Soturdav. A Franklin gem cutter, Jim Brinkman, operated a com mercial exhibit, which includ ed an interest-catching se lection of Macon County gems and minerals. Franklin Chamber of Com merce operated a promotion al booth ? the only one of its kind at the show. Aided by a display qf rough stones do nated by Carroll Gibson and Mrs. Clint' Elmore, the cham ber's executive secretary'. Mrs. Lasca F. Ilorslev, was kept busy 12 hours a day handing out promotional literature and answering questions about Macon's mineral wealth. Many who learned of the ruby mines at the booth showed up over the week end to dig ana chamber officials estimate that hundreds more will follow suit. A rhodo'ite garnet bracelet and matching ring. owned by Miss Lassie Keily, of Irank iin, also was one dspiay at the shew and proved to be popuNr attractions. Friday night, up< lairs ?n the main portion of the audi torium, a laige crowd attend ing tl? e annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival got to watch some young Macon ians square dance in compe tition. This was the Carson Squire Dancers, who made their official debut recently at the annual Macon County Folk Festival. ^?***tAT,0N ? ? VISIT Tfffi fAMOV$ - COW EE RUBY MINES rRASIKLW. A'. C. 'Hundred* of and Gems , \jkomMNM Wmi / -* Mrs. Luc> E. ttorsley, executive secretary of the Fnnklin Chamber of Commerce, is shown handing out promotional literature at the chamber's promotional exhibit set up last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at fhe international (ems and mineral show In AsheviUe. (Staff Photo) ir next week? ? 1 e minority, because farm ipment organizations, 4-H l>s have been bard at work ing exhibits for the three Thursday morning (Aug Franklin High School. have been added this year uittee to stimulate atten 1 barbecue supper at the * * ? grams The furl starts at 8 nightly. As usual, ribbons and cash premiums will be awarded for winning items entered in tair competition. Set Exhibits Fair activity will get under way at 2 p. m. Tuesday when c immunity, club, and family ex h bits may be set up until 5 o'clock. Wednesday, the gymna sium, where most of the activ ities will center, will be open from 9 a m. to 5 p. m. for those entering individual exhibits. Thursday, from 9:30 to noon, udgitig will be held and the doors will be closed to the pub lic. Opens At 1 A l oclock. the fair will be Mi-4; to die people until 10 p. m. Fti lay's fair Hours will be 9 r.i. to 10 p. n... The sheep and -w.n? show is set for i.2 :30; . li y cattle, l p. m : beef cat ti- 2 p. in.; horse and mule, 3 m ; poultry judging, 4 p. m. .'sj will open' a. ??. with a pe; show. The . r '? )se at 3 o'clock. The ?Ueek-ntit deadline .or ex'-iiits is H p. m. Singing Set At ?urningtown A sir.sir.s will be l)r,u 4? :h? Fiuinitfztown Baptist Ch -oh S it urcay nsht at 7 '30. it ha? l>*en announced. The Ward Singe.s. of Can'ori. will be guests. The W e.. HIGHLANDS The week's tempc-raturea and rainfall beio* are recorded in Franklin by Manton Sti.w* LJ. S. weather observer: in Hitrhiund:- ??> Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newt-n TV A obnerven: and at the Coweta HydroJori* Laboratory. Rending* are for the 24-hou' period ending nt 8 a.m. of th?? da* F:ch Lov: Rai'j FRANKLIN High Low Rain Wed.. 6th 85 64 .00 Thursday ' 84 65 .00 Friday 33, 63 .24 Saturday 89 64 .06 Sunday 89 65 .00 \:onday 90 63 .00 Tuesday 82 65 .00 Wednesday 66 trace COWETA Wed.. 6th 86 61 .00 Thursday 83 61 .04 Friday 89 56 .26 Saturday 85 56 .20 Sunday '83 57 1.15 Monday 87 5# trace Tuesday 88 62 .15 Wednesday 83 65 .84 HIGHLANDS Ved., 6th 78 #3 Thursday 78 62 i-rlday 85 56 Saturday 85 60 Sunday 85 80 Monday 80 62 "uesday 78 80 Wednesday 85 lo record r

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