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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, October 09, 1958, Image 1

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Net Paid CIRCULATION Last Week 3165 *nb jfHactmian ON TH5 INSIDE - E D tl.CF.ETAKj >-8 I pc*t Ot Them Club's For I96f ' hit 7 73rd Year ? No. 41 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 9, 1955 Friee l'l Crrif Sixteen Pases MEANDERING ALONG MAIN STREET W. W. REEVES is building a large one-story building on De pot, Street next to his ware house. Won't say whether he's going to move his Main Street hardware store into it or not; just, "I'm building a warehouse type building". IF YOU'RE wondering why a lot of grownups are limping and moaning about, it's hot the weather but those blasted hula hoops. Seems it's a real chal lenge to hip one of the things around. JUST FOR the record, it has rained for the past five years at the Franklin-Sylva football game. There should be some special citations for fans who have waded in the mud at, all five. WORLD SERIES play sure setmed to bring a lot of inter ruptions in business. More men "forgot" things they had left at home, etc. ' SQUIRREL hunting Is reports ed tops so far. And, hunters relate seeing more grouse signs this year than ever before. THE JAYCEES plan to give an award to the county's "Out standing Young Farmer of the Year". If you know of some de serving young farmer don't hes itate to nominate him. A NEW ROOF is being put on the Bank of Franklin building and Mrs. Wilson's boy, Alfred, is constructing a metal build ing between Belk's and Macon County Supply, after being stop ped with a frame one b ecatise of fire zone regulations. IS THERE any business in Franklin NOT selling those hula hoops? They're all over the place. 'PROP WASH', the publication of the Florida Air Pilots Asso ciation was devoted almost ex clusively this month to the "Pilots Ruby Rendezvous" here. A lot of pictures and plenty of words, most in praise of the area and its people. HIKING TRIPS are now be ing sponsored by the new High land Trail Club. An excursion for minerals is slated soon, in addition to several others, as long as the weather permits. Suggestion: Offer them again next tourist season and put the emphasis on visitors. FRANKLIN HIGH'S jayvees now have four victories for the foothall season and are gaining valuable experience. Drop out to the field and give them your support when they play here. FallsColor Peak Coming Watting to see and/or photo graph fall colors? The week end of the 18th and 19th should see the moun tains, at all elevations, ablate with the reds, yellows, browns, and greens that each fall at tract thousands of sightseers. This coming week end, at the mid -elevations, color should be good with beech, maple, fire cherry, black gum, sourwood, and birch. Scouts To Give Out CD Booklets Saturday. "Civil Defense Day", will find Boy Scouts and Cubs of Macon County doing some planned good turns. As a climax to the 1958 Na tional Safety Good Turn, they'll distribute a booklet. "Handbook for Emergencies", to homes over the county. Scouts leaders plan to work the distribution door-to-door and also through organized community clubs. I lappy Faces . . . What Are They Doing? See Page 1, Second Section. 1 U 1 Ui1. E,ni>, riitUMiii i WW HJ. -VII 1?1W ...avcu a. avwauj u.iu o?vu u .v?. - add to the dampness, Fr'dliy night in Sylva whi e the Panthers went down ;in soggy defeat, 36 V 0. Scarves, umbrellas, old newspapers ? in fact, j ist anything to keep dry under ? were utilized b; Hie-hard fans who refused to be bluffed out of s 'eing the fime. Some of these brave souls an pictured above. (Staff Photoi Judges To Pick Rural Winners Awards Supper Set For October 30 At High School Some critical eyes will be focused on Macon County's rural community development program next Wednesday and Thursday. On those two days, Miss Jem Childers and Virgil Hoi loway will be touring the county's 11 organized com munities, studying their con test scrapbooks, and then finally selecting the top win ners of the '58 contest. Miss Childers is home agent of Watauga County and Mr. Holloway is county agent o f Haywood. An awards banquet for the contest is scheduled for Oc tober 30 at Franklin High School. Know A Young Farmer Doing A Good Job? Know of a young Macon farmer under the age of 36 who is doing an exceptionally good job? If your answer Is in the af firmative, why not nominate him for the "Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year" award being offered by the Franklin Junior Chamber of Deadline for submitting writ ten nominations (explaining the nominees work and why he Is a nominee) is October 29. Nominations may be mailed to Jim Williamson, project chair man, or J. P. Brady, Jaycee president. School Bus Safety Letters Being Sent To Macon Parents Prompted by a rash of school bus accidents over the state, the Highway Patrol and School Supt. H. Bueck this week are sending letters by school children urging parents to emphasize safety edu cation at home. , The highway patrol letter, orig inating at Troop "E'1 headquar ters in Ashevllle, puts the Issue to parents In this manner: "Knowledge of ,the habits of your children as a pedestrian, as a passenger in a school bus, in an automobile, on a bicycle, or whatever means he uses to travel to school is a personal responsi bility of the parent. It is necessary that you become acquainted with the driving habits of the school bus driver and in so doing take part in a program which would assure Safe conduct of your child . . ." In addition to a letter to par ents, Mr. Bueck has suggested that his principals also Include a copy ol safety rules for school bus passengers. "You may find it necessary to take stern measures to assure compliance with these safety rules, but if we prevent one ac cident your efforts will have been ? Justified," the superintendent de clared. Junior Varsity Downs Clayton Franklin High's Junior varsity stretched Its win-loss record for the season to 4-0 Monday night by defeating Clayton, Ga., 19 to 7. Played In Clayton, the game saw Kenny Hall score twice and Ronnie Mason once for franklin. It Was A Sad And Soggy Night For Panthers Last Friday night was a sad and soggy one for Franklin High's Panthers. Sad because they ended up on the very short end of a 36 to 0 score against Sylva High's Gold en Hurricane, and soggy because the entire game was played in a steady rain on the Sylva field. The runaway game gave the Golden Hurricane its third vic tory of the season, with Lionel Brooks scoring three times and Kenneth Miller getting the oth er two. Panther fans, ever faithful, stuck the game out to the fin ish in the rain (see above photograph I and kept rooting for the home team. This week's game has been re scheduled for tonight (Thursday), instead of Friday, and tne Pan thers will play in Robbinsville. This change was made so local fans could attend the Sylva-An drews game Friday night. Statistics F S Fuinbles lost 2 2 First downs 3 9 Rushing yardage 71 336 Passing yardage 0 17 Passes 0-0 2-1 Passes intercepted by 0 0 Punts 7-26 3-42 Yards penalized 110 45 Franklin 0 0 0 0 ? 0 Sylva 14 13 9 0?36 Fwc Schools Accredited Two more Macon County el lentary schools have attained a leditation through the combine fforts of their school officia nd P.T.A.s. They are Cartoogechaye an Fnion. according to Supt. I lueck, who received notificatio rom the State Department ( 'ublic Instruction this week. J. Norman West and B. Han loses are principals at Cartoog haye and Union, respectively. ^reparations "or United Fund n Final Stage Committees are now makir inal preparations for the cor lunity's United Fund drive, a ording to the chairman, the Re Kmn Langfitt. Their work is embracing ariety of tasks, including co: acting fund-raisiing a g e n c i e ilanning to participate, and wor rig up budgets. Mr. Langfitt said the Unite "und drive will open in the "vei lear future", and he added thi letails of its operation probab fill be ready for announcemer lext week. VOTE HELD THURSDAY ? Macon County Farmers Pick New A.S.C. Committeemen In county-wide balloting last Thursday, farmers elected A.8.C. committeemen (or 1958-59. The chairman of each of the 11 communities is automatically a delegate to the county convention, which is set for October 21 at the Agricultural Building. Election of a county A.S.C. committee will feature the convention. A total of 215 farmers voted in the election. Following are community comit teemen. listed in order as chair man. vice-chairman, regular mem ber, first alternate, and second alternate: NANTAHALA: Turner May, Jim Neal, G. W. Owenby. Will Denny, and Dallas Rowland. HIGHLANDS: Frank Crane. Claude Keener. Luther Pickle simer, R. J. Cobb, and Ed Ed wards. COWEE: Carr Bryson. W. R. Gibson. Fred McGaha. Luther Raby, and Woodrow Gibson. PLATS: Frank Dryman. Jess Miler, H. R. Penland, J. N. Fishe and James Miller. ELLIJAY: F. J. Corbln, W. 1 Peek. Louin Young. Clyde Crisi and Frank Saunders. FRANKLIN: Verlon Poindexte Charlie Sutton. Oeorge Doste R. D. Wells, and Freeman Has ings. BURNINOTOWN: Forrest Hu gins, Robert Parrish, Floyd Rar sey, Oran Ray, and Clyde Bat man. SUOARFORK: Everett Masl burn. Bill Deal. Bert Dendy, She idan McCoy, and Oeorge Heddei CARTOOOECHAYE: Slle Slagle, Laddie Crawford. Hillar Solesbee, Grady B. Nicholson, an W. M. Byrd. SMITHBRIDGE: Bob Stewar Jeiry Ayers. Gilmer Hensor Mann Norton, and Youel Bradle: MILLSHOAL: Frank Sander: Edward Williams, Tim Woodi Frank Dills, and Fred Deal. ivi ii/t ? nivifirn ihii naniM-y n miuwii taxiing iiik imiioi ii the A. S. C. election. Watching is Jerry .Sutton, voting of I ids at th.e Franklin precinct. (Staff Photo) SS Benefits Here Exceed Collections . District Office Makes Analysis Of Situation The area Social Security office iii Asheville, following up < its rccmt statement re latin. :.> ;h? payment of Social Sciui.iy utne liis to residents of Macon C" amy, has now released figures ulatir.K to the Jmour.t of Sfcial Seen-: v iFederal Insurance Contriou"; jr.s Act i taxes bung paid into til? 4 Social Security trust fund ty re;: s dents of the county, s D. H. Butler. Social Security I fieid representative for Macon County, reports the intormation s has been compiled thiough the s f joint efforts ol the U. S. Bureau i t cf the Census and the U. S. 1 Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance, and is published in a _ detailed report entitled. County Business Patterns, Part 6. First Quarter 1956, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1958. While the study relates to the e. first quarter of 1956, it was only c. recently published, due to the l(j time-consuming process of review ls ing and analyzing many business reports. However, a fairly accurate . ratio of Social Security benefit payments, as compared to the amount of Social Security taxes " being collected, can be obtained ' by comparing the County Business Patterns' figures on Social Se y turity tax collections, as of March. 1956, to the Social Security-re leased figures on benefits that were being paid through that a gency. as of December, 1955. According to the former report, Macon County had about 1.500 industrial and commercial em ployees in mid-March, 1956. The report does no include farm and ,p domestic employees, self-employed persons, and federal employees. ' The industrial and commercial c" employees covered in the report v. were paid wages of about $260. 000 in March, 1956. with a re a suiting Social Security tax col lection of about $5,200, from both nr the employees and employers ? s a total tax contribution of about k- $10,400 for the month. Mr. Butler ? reports that Social Security bene- i ^ fit payments to Macon County residents amounted to about $15. Y 400 in the month of December. , 1955. lt Regarding the ratio of Social Security tax receipts and bene _ fit payments at the present time. Mr. Butler reports that because of the 1956 amendments and the delayed Impact of the 1954 amendments. Social Security bene fit payments now exceed the Social Security tax collections by a greater maigln than in 1955-56. This is so because these amend 'e ments provide increased benefit payments and payments to a greater number of people ? in eluding farmers ? to a greater P> extent than it provided for a larger tax collections through , r- coverage of more persons and r. through an increase in the tax t- rate. This ratio will strike a more realistic balance within the next g- few years. Mr. Butler explains. due to the scheduled increases in e" the Social Security tax rate. i'. Sewer Extension ir Is Approved By d Town Aldermen t. The long-awaited Harrison i. Avenue sewer extension was ap- ? t. proved Monday night by the !, Franklin Board of Aldermen s. and work on the project is ex pected to begin shortly. ? Covering about 2,500 feet, the ' Job will be done by town labor, ! instead of on a contract basis. In regular session, aldermen also decided to connect Wilkle Street and Trimont Trail and they authorized the street com mittee to look Into a request for a sidewalk In East Frank lin so school children will not have to walk "on the street. Roth Purchases Way ah Lodge; Changes Name Wayah Bald Lodge in Wayah Valley has been purchased by Emil Roth from A. J. Yost for approximately $30,000. The deal, which was handled by Ed M. McNish, was filed in the register of deeds office this week. Mr. Roth, of Clearwater, Fla.. i is a summer resident of High lands. He is changing the nam; of the 14-room lodge to Wayah n Valley Inn, and plans extensive il remodeling and decorating piior to opening about May 1. i At PROXIMATELY 11.; turned out Sunday at ihe Prese t ria.n church for the annual "Fellaw ili:p sponsored b. the churches of the cojntv and the Franklin Ji. lior Woman's Club for iie oid lotks oi the co? nt.v. Pictured above is a portion <*\ i??e crowd, preparing to sing some lymns. REPRESENTING 276 years of living are the three ab<i"?', who wrre honor* J wit'i gilts as the oWest attending the "Fellowship Hour". The ar', (L to R> >lrs. Lee "Aunt Carrie" Crawford, 94, who also got a gift for playing the piano, Mrs. Fannie Hij<s Addingson, 94, and J. B. Justice, 88. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swafford. who have been mar ltd 58 y r'-wrv, walked off with top honors in this department, i Staff Photos' rew thousand Years Gather And Reminisce A few thousand years of liv ing paused briefly Sunday after noon at the Franklin Presbyter ian Church to sing hymns, rem Inicpo ohnct t.hp r?lH Havs and eat light refreshments. These years were embodied In about 115 men and women, most of them over 65. It was the annual "Fellowship Hour ' for Macon's old lolks and they made the most of "their day". Two monagenarians, Mrs. Lee "Atwit Carrie" Crawford, and Mrs. Fannie Hayes Addington chatted about their 94 years of living, while an 88-year-old "youngster", J. B. Justice, re lated experiences on his trip to California not too long ago. He was the oldest male "youngster" present. And Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swaf ford had something to talk about too. They've been married 5& years. Sponsored by the churches of the county and the Franklin Junior Woman's Club, the "Fel lowship Hour" had the He" Donn K. Langfltt presiding and SEE NO. 1, PAGE 8 FOR NOVEMBER VOTE - Election Registrars To Receive Books Registrars from the county's 15 voting precincts will be drop ping by the county courthouse today 'Thursday to pick up reg istration books and receive in structions on A-r.steiing voters for the Novembtj 4 general elec tion. Books will open in the preoincts Saturday, and rev lit ration will continue for the two suc^eedina $11,417.23 Check Arrives In Town A check for $11417.23 has ar- 1 rived as Franklin's share of Powell Bill municipal aid for the year. 1 Most of the money lor street 1 maintenance was spent earlier in the year on paving several streets in town. Highlands got a check for $5, 645.57. SCHOLARSHIP SEMI FINALISTS Miss Rebecca Reeves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Reeve*, 1 nf lYa.nklin, and Tommy IHcNUh, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. We Nish. of Wayah Valley, have been announced by Franklin High 1 Principal Harry C\ (orb in as semifinalists in the 1958-59 Na- ' lion ? I Merit Scholarship competition. They were among- J of the highest scorer* on the scho'urship qualifymg test (riven ! in April. They now face another three- hour emmiitifttion in De i-ember. (Staff Photo > 1 Saturdays. October 18 and 25. Challenge day will be November 1. "We don't have any special Instructions to give 'hem i regis trars i." J. Lee Barnard, elections board chairman, declared this week. "They were breifed prior to the primary last spring . . . we won't have a formal meeting, they'll just come In during the day to get their books." Absentee ballots also are being sent out, Mr. Barnard said. He ubserved that there hasn't been too much activity as yet, but he Expects requests for failots to ln citase before long. Registrars and Democrat and Republican Judges, with the name Jl the registrar appearing first, are as lollows: Millshoal: Harold Cabe. Owen Ammons ' D > . Harry Kinsland <R>. Eilijay: C. B. Bryson, Canton Henry iD>, Pritchard Russell <R>. Sugarfork: Troy Holland. I*w ?on Woods <D>. W. M. Moses <R). Highlands: Weldon Paul, Henry "leaveland <D>. Ralph Crunkle ton H Flats: H. R. Penland. Prank Dryman <D>, J. L. Miller lR>. Smlthbridge: Maurice Norton, SEE NO. 2, PAOE 8 RUMMAGE SALE A rummage sale will be held >n the Town Square Saturday, October 11, from 8 a. m. until 12 noon. Proceeds from this sale will go to Mrs. Peggy Bradley's lrst grade class. Weather Wed.. Oct. 1 FRANKLIN High Low Raia ? 64 54 1.99 High Low Raia rhursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday ruesday 58 48 .16 64 50 .10 74 55 .12 80 46 .00 72 45 .00 75 48 00 _ 32 00 Wednesday COWETA Wed., Oct. 1 rhursday rhursday Friday ?atyrday Sunday Monday ruesday Wednesday 69 58 65 48 65 48 57 49 63 M 70 3? 78 3* 70 43 73 31 58 1.41 48 .14 48 .14 49 W 51 .<* 39 M

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