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73rd Year ? No. 34
Frank'in, N. C., Thursday, August 21, 1958'
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Wayne Proffitt, .chairman of the Agricultural Workers Council and voca
tional teacher at Franklin High School, gets a hand with a Future Farmer of
America exhibit from Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, home agent.
An educational forestry exhibit featuring
"Smokey", the fire fighting bear, was set up by Rang
er J. Fred Bryson, Jack Sturgill, and Woodrow
PEOPLE WHO doubt that Ma
con County's entire future is cen
tered on rubies should have see:i
the mob of "rockhounds" here
Saturday. See':-'- believin'.
COUNTY HOME Road, by
petition to the nU;hv,ay commis
sion, has a new name. Hereafter,
it'll be called Wide Horizon Drive.
FORMER PRESS reporter Rolfe
Neill (with family i is relaxing
this week at Wayah Valley Ranch:
He's being promoted from the
Charlotte Observer's Gaston Coun
ty bureau to the business beat in
Charlotte. Says this won't stop
him from getting an occasional
story in the Observer about Ma- i
con County, however.
AREN'T THE plants in the
Western Auto Store's flower box
on the street pretty? More mer
chants should take extra pains
with their flower boxes and folks
would stop using them for trash
'?ans and 'spittoons.
ISN'T IT about time for some
one to start hollerin' about fixin'
the old clock atop the county
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
BUECK CALLS MEETING -
Schools Will Open Tuesday;
Teacher Assignments Given
School will start "keepin' " next
Wednesday, August 27, in Dis
tricts 1 and 2 (Franklin and Nan
Supt. H. Bueck yesterday (Wed
nesday! announced that half-day
schedules will be observed the
first three days and that lunch
rooms will not open until Monday,
The fall opening for District 3
(Highlands! is not slated until
September 3, since the tourist
season in the resort town does
not end until Labor Day (Septem
ber 1) and a number of students
are holding summer jobs.
A county-wide teachers meeting
has been called by Supt. Bueck
for Tuesday at 10 ajn. in the
Franklin High lunchroom. Prin
cipals met with the superintend
ent this week to plan for the
Following is a list of teachers,
FRANKLIN HIGH: Harry C.
Corbin. principal. Dorothys. Hew
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Are You Holding Up Hem::
Mail De'iv^v !n Franklin?
You could be ho, 'ding up home delivery of mail in
You could be if you have neglected to put up your
A postal inspector was here last week to study the
Lions Club's proposed mail delivery project, which
in the past several years has entailed naming streets
and numbering homes and lots.
He told them Franklin's situation is favorable, but
that more homes will have to put up , numbers be
fore any further action can be taken.
Also, several unnamed streets were discovered in
side the town limits. Town officials have promised
the Lions immediate action on naming them.
House numbers may be obtained from the Lions.
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HERE'S THE WAY IT'S DONE
Jn? Sherrlll, of Bryson City, the state's area safety repre
sentative, conducted a training school for prospective school bus
drivers at the bus garage Monday and Tuesday. This was one st?p
toward readying Macon's bus fleet for the opening of school next
week. Pictured with Mr. Sherrill (left) are Harold Thompson
and Mrs. Rita C. Ferguson. The county's chief bus mechanic.
Bob Blaine, and his staff have the bosses in top shape.
lett, Jo P. Aliman, Sue W. Bald
win, Anne P. Biddle, Roy M. Bid
die, Jr., Shirley A. Cloer, Carolyn
C. Cogan, Darlene Collins, Rosalie
C. Corbin, Wilford W. Corbin.
Marjorie H. Crawford, Lois F,
Fulton, L. C. Howard, Jr., Ellen
F. Ledbetter, Mildred R. Martin.
Kathryn P. Matthews, Katherine
M. O'Neill, L. Wayne Profitt, Clay
ton H. Ramsey, Frank L. Ramsey.
Mamie Y. Scroggs. Bertha K.
Standley, Marie P. Stewart, Rich
ard D. Stott, Charles Walker, and
Mabel F. Winstead.
FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY: C.
K. Olson, principal, Hilda T. Ol
son, Margaret Flanagan, Lola S
Kiser, Edith S. Hemphill, Mar
garet H. Ramsey, May O. McCoy,
Edna M. Jamison, Elizabeth
Meadows, Mildred M. Richardson
Nina Howard, Katherine H. Will
iams, Margaret M. Bradley, and
Elsie W. Franks.
EAST FRANKLIN: William G.
Crawford, principal, Merle P. Dry
man, Nina T. McCoy, Hazel P.
Sutton, Talitha M. Goodwin, Lu
cille K. Wurst, Katherine A. Craw
ford, Genevieve M. Barnard, Mary
Louise B. Holden, Dora G. Car
penter, i . nnie M. Arnold, and
Amy H. Deal.
CULLASAJA: Z. Weaver Shope,
principal, Gebrgie H. Young, Mat
tie M. Keener, Pauline F. Cable,
Pearl P. Stewart, Joyce J. Cagle,
Myrtle F. Keener, Glee G. Nolen,
Lois I. Keener, Maybur H. Norton,
and Lovicia J. Moses.
UNION: B. Harry Moses, prin
cipal, Conley T. Owens, John B.
Biendle, Jessie C. Horsley, Gay B.
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
League To Pick
An election of 1959 officers
is among several items to be
taken up tomorrow < Friday) night
when the parents' organization of
Little League meets at Slagle
Memorial Building at 7:30.
: Plans- for" the '59 season also
are to be made. The treasurer,'
Fred Vaughn, will give a detailed
financial report on the season just
All parents of Little League
players, sponsors and representa
tives, managers and coaches, and
Interested citizens are urged to
attend the meeting.
Brevard 1 To 0
Franklin's Little League All
fitars, coached by Grady Corbin,
defeated Brevard 1 to 0 here Sat
urday in one of the most exciting
games fans have been treated to
With two out In the last half of
the 11th and the bases loaded.
Jimmy T?ylor hit a line drive
single to center, scoring Arland
Evltt for the game's only run.
The pitching of Arland and
Robbie Gibson and excellent de
fensive play by Gene Angel, Jim
Simpson, and Robbie, carried
Franklin through to the victory.
A mobile X-ray unit of the Oc
cupational Health Section, former
ly known as tPle Industrial Hy
giene Section, of the State Board
of Health, will oe in Franklin next
Tuesday and Wednesday to X-ray
persons working in mica mining
and other dusty trades only.
It will set up on Howard Stew
art's lot across from the Indian
Mound. Hours will be 8 ajn. to
The X-rays will be used to issue
William R. Uncle Bill" Wald
roop, 66, farii.er of the Cartooge
chay^ comn.jnity, died yesterday
(Wednesday! morning at his
home. Funeral arrangements were
incomplete at presstime.
The 12th Congressional Dis
trict's new Democratic nominee.
David Hall, of Sylra, officially
opened his campaign in Macon
County Wednesday of last week
by visiting a number of key
Democrats. The Sylva lawyer
recently was .appointed to suc
ceed Rep. George A. Shuford,
who is resigning because of his
COMMl MTY SING
1 community sing w.'.! be held
tonight 'Thursday) at \ :;?) at
Newman's chapel, it .has been .a::
mi ? r >.^r fr - ?bihm iv a
'Member.-, "of .the- I-'rankli'ij Home Demonstration Club worked a couple of
da >.h 'i* i ho. fair. Picture I are (L t<> R i Mrs. Ed Coatee Mrs. E.
C. Har::: Mu. ... .'v. Rogers, and Mr . Xeli Conley.
SHOW DAY IS FRIDAY -
Macon County Fair Is Open;
Judges Picking Best Today
Home Nurse Course?'
A i cme f.'-rrS. '-?( .COt?'?? is to be
given bv the A.r.e.' ^ai; As:' C. oss
Se p ter;. :>er 13-5 . .. 5 y : ' ? j a r. d
Anyone inter estec iv. : .-ki . t. .
cours* to teach it ir. com n. unities
or s.hcjis :re asked to -top by
the Re? -Cro.-s pfi'ice F. : ay .r.oi .
ir.g bet'veen j ana 12 o click
Applied tier. s n.ust be in by.
THING S TO ?0>X?
A nip in th? air tor Che pas
few days speaks o: things to
come. Temperature '.y'-s i.. tl? ?
60s were recorder ?:
and Mond-iy a lew of- -V) .*11: 11
chir. s u bit a K Mar. -
MEETING t tl.\si. ED
T... : -;u!ar meeting, of
Ivlet^o i:.t Men'.s .Club. s keen
post:>ort .. Augur. 31 to avpic!
?or.X vr - ?% c:h r?e?tir?*s
ar.fi -- . n.o: - Tin- i " ill meet
' V iison Lick.
FLORIDIAN'S PLANE MISSES LOCAL FIELD
No one was hurt shortly before 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon when this Cessna 182, piloted by
I. G. Lane, of Jacksonville, Fla., crashed while attempting a landing at the FrapVUn field. He was
>n a hop from Toccoa, Ga., to Franklin, en route to Highlands, where hr had been vacationing,
rwo passengers were with him, a man and a bo Vr. I an? n'd he encountered .1 downdraft as
ke approached the field from the north end and that the engine overloaded ana quit when he
>pened the throttle to pick up speed. The expen ive aircraft nosed in and overturned about a 100
teet short of the runway in some heavy underbrush. The pilot said the aircraft wn fully covered
t>j Insurance. (Staff Photo)
Behind clos -d doors this (Thursday) morning,
.judges are hard, at work selecting the top commun
ity. --club, and individual winners-ot the sixth annual
Macon County Fair.
At 1 o'clock, the doots at the high school gymna
sium will swin 4 wide and the public will be allowed,
inside to view the exhibits.
Yesterday at press time, activity in the gymnasium
indicated, the 1.958 version or* the three-day county
fair would exceed all ('expectations. Communities,
clubs, and individuals had been working since Tues
day setting ut> booths anil displays.
EAT OUT TONIGHT
"Forget about eating at .home'' tonight, is the ad
vice ot" the fair planners, and join the hundreds ex
pected at trie chicken barbecue at 0:30 at the voca
tional agricultural building on the School grounds;
A pottltrv specialist' from X. C. State College, \\ . A. 1
Andrews, is pr 'paring the barbecue and also is dem
onstrating methods of preparation for key conmum
itv leaders- w ho will return to t heir respective com
munities ? and hold their own demonstrations. A
charge of SI. 2? per plate wi:l be. made. Proceeds are
earmarked for fair premium.-.
Also on tap Y>r tonight and tomorro.v. is local en
tertainment "in the stadiuiti. The program starts at
8 o'clock each night.- with J. P. Brady as V, *i ? c of
ceremonies. Acts will include square dance teams,
string bands, individual musicians, and skits by 4-H
and home demonstration groups. Everyone is invited
FRIDAY IS SHOW DAY'
Friday i- "show day" at the fair. Here's the sched
12 :3<>? sheep and swine; I o'clock, dairy cattle;
2, beef cattle; 3. horse and mule: 4 o'clock, poultry
PET SHOW SLATED
' A pet show is featuring Saturday's activities. It will
be held at 9 a. in.
The fair will officially close at 3 o'clock and all ex
hibits in list be checked out by 6 o clock
In Little League play, the
Jaybirds and Wildcats have tied
fur first place.
A three-came play-off between
the two teams starts this
(Thursday) afternoon at 3:30.
according to Jim Williamson
and the Rev. Earl Crowe, Jr.,
managers of the teams.
Sing In Afternoon
A homecoming Is scheduled for
Sunday, beginning at 10:30 ajn,
at the Burningtown Baptist
The Rev. C C Welch will be
ihe guest speaker.
Featuring the afternoon pro
i am will be the fourth Sunday
sirrj - All singer* and the public
High Low Rain
Wed., 13th 87 65 truce
Thursday 85 66 .51
Friday 82 62 trace
Saturday 82 65 trace
Sunday 80 65 .25
Monday 82 65 .00
Tuesday 80 65 .00
Wednesday 58 .00
Wed., 13th 83 65 .84
Thursday 80 64 .97
Friday 80 62 .30
Saturday 86 60 .02
Sunday 80 60 .15
Monday 718 50 .00
Tuesday 82 51 .00
Wednesday 81 53 .00
Wed.. 13th 73 05 ?
Thursday 73 63 ?
Friday 81 58 ?
Saturday 77 62 ?
Sunday 72 04 ?
Monday 00 4* *
Tuesday 76 52 ?
Wednesday 58 ?
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