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ON THE INSIDE ?
Three Macon County Girls
Are Making Unusual Marks
At Western Carolina College
Read Mrs. Lillian Hirt's
Story About Them on Page 7
73rd Year ? No. 42
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 16, 1958
Price 10 Cents
HOLD YOUR breath! It'll just
be a matter of time before some
more bricks topple from the chim
ney on the west side of the old
courthouse and hit some people
or cars. One fell last year and
bent the hood of a car.
THAT INDIAN Mound! It's
shaggy and needs a hair cut. In
a couple of weeks, the historical
marker will be covered with
FRANKLIN HIGH'S seniors are
walking around with fingers ex
tended. Nope, they don't have
dish-pan hands, they're Just show
ing off their new class rings.
AREN'T THESE fall days out
of this world? It has been so crisp
and clear one could almost see
overseas from Wayah Bald.
IF YOU THINK they don't roll
up the s idewalk early along the
main stem, just drive up town
about 9:30 some night and listen
to the echoes.
PARKING METERS continue
to jam and motorists continue
riding on the free time. ?
TUESDAY WAS spring-like ani
there were even spring-like signs.
For example, workmen were digg
ing up the street in front of the
new telephone building. Too. folks
were running around in their
THE LACK of entertainment
here was pointed up by the large
number of Maconians taking in
the Cherokee Indian Pair last
AJJ AERIAL photo of Franklin
used a couple of weeks ago in
THE PRESS was, as numbers
have pointed out, not a recent
view of the town. So, to satisfy
many requests, before long we'll
print several up-to-date aerial
views of our fair city.
LAST FRIDAY night's Sylva
Andrews football game in An
drews drew a record crowd of
s^ome 3,000. A large number of
them were from here, interested,
naturally, in seeing which of the
undefeated teams would emerge
clean. As it turned out. the game
was a scoreless tie ? but one heck
of a ball game!
THERE'LL BE no peek-a-boo in
the mailboxes Saturday in Frank
lin. the day when city mail de
livery was due to start. They've
temporarily "called the game"
until some carrier bags arrive ?
which in non-governmental circles
is like avoiding swimming because
the water is wet.
United fund is going to
make things easier here, accord
ing to the program's backers. It'll
mean merchants won't have to
shell out a couple of times a day
for something. The whole idea Is
to make one big contribution a
year to take care of all the drives.
NOW THAT the Boy Scouts
have handed out Civil Defense
emergency booklets and the radio
station keeps beaming the emer
gency frequency in case of attack,
the next step should be renting
space in a lot of these empty
mica mines so folks won't get
trampled when, and if. that tell
tale mushroom cloud pops up over
FELLOW IN A milk truck
thought he had truck troubles
when he was unable to back up.
try as he may. He soon discovered,
however, that some practical
jokers had sneaked up and put
huge rocks behind the wheels.
THOSE VISITING dignitaries
at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Tuesday were very pleased with
the lunch from "Miss Lassie's" it
if ni'Tinr ??maaBt
Franklin's Harry B. Davis,
while shopping for groceries the
other day, got the feeling he
wis being watched. He turned
and sure enough, there in the
rutabaga department was the
doleful character pictured
Move. (Staff Photo)
Frank W. Nolen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Nc4*n, of
Franklin, Route 1, was one of
26 North Carolina youths who
received the American Farmer
degree ? highest National Future
Farmers of America award ?
[Turing ceremonies Tuesday at
the Jlst annual National F.F.A.
convention in Kansas City, Mo.
An N. C. ,State College student
and former F.F.A. state officer,
Frank was in Kansas City to
receive his award. He is the
third Macon County youth to be
so honored. Jerry Sutton and
Fred Deal also are recipients of
the award. Attending the con
vention with Frank is Bill Fonts,
who is serving this year as state
Judges ' Are .
Way For Awards
Event The 30th
Yesterday 'Wednesday) and to
day are "red letter days" for the
11 organized communities in the
The judges for the 1958 Macon
County Rural Development Con
test are here looking over the
communities and studying scrap
books and family score sheets.
When Miss Jean Childers and
Virgil Hollaway finally wade
through the tours and materials,
they'll come up with the winners
of the contest. However, the
names of the winners will not be
aisclosed until October 30 at the
annual rural awards dinner.
Slated for the Franklin High
cafeteria, the dinner is held an
nually by the participating com
munities as a token of appreci
ation to merchants yipporting the
County Agent T. H. Fagg this
week said plans for the dinner
are now being made and will be
ready for announcement soon.
Miss Childers is home agent of
Watauga County. Mr. Hollaway is
county agent in Haywood.
Of Farmer Award
To Feature Meal
Macon County's "Young Parm
er ol the Year" will be revealed
and honored as a feature of the
community development awards
dinner on October 30.
In permitting the Jaycees time
on the program to make the a
ward, County agent T. H. Fagg
commented, "It certainly should
add something to the occasion.'
Nominations for the "Young
Farmer of the Year" award are
now being received oy Jaycee Jim
Williamson, project chairman. He
has written all community groups,
Any farmer in Macon County
under the age of 36 is eligible to
be nominated on the basis of out
Deadline for submitting nomi
nations will be the 29th. Mr. Will
Union School Sets
A Hallowe'en carnival will be
held Friday night, October 24, at
Union School, beginning at 7:30.
Cake walks, bingo, fishing, and
other forms of entertainment are
The event is co-sponsored by the
school and the P.-T. A. The public
The Franklin Community De
velopment Club will meet Satur
day night, October 18. at 7 o'clock
at the Agricultural Building. A
covered dish supper will be served.
Mrs. Robert E. Early spent last
week end in Salisbury attending
a conference-wide meeting on the
Council of Chlldrcns' Work in the
A. S. C. Sets
WU1 Elect New
Community delegates will
gather Tuesday in convention at
the Agricultural Building to elect
a county A.S.C. committee for
The meeting will open at 10
a.m., with the nomination and
election of a five-man committee
as the main business feature. The
new committee-men will take of
fice November 1.
Present members of the A.S.C.
county committee are Max Par
rish. chairman; Edwin T. Bradley,
vice-chairman; Bill Higdon, first
alternate; and J. Edward Will
iams, second alternate.
The function of the county
oommittee is to administer the
various UB.D.A. farm programs
in Macon County under the di
rection of the state A.S.C. com- .
mittee and the state administra
tive officer, H. D. Godfrey.
In an election earlier in the j
month, community committeemen
were elected By larmers. xne
chairman of each community
automatically becomes a delegate
to the county convention. The 11
delegates are Verlon Poindexter,
Franklin; Carr Bryson, Cowee;
Frank Sanders, Millshoal; Siler
Slagle, Cartoogechaye ; F. J. Cor
bin, Ellijay; Everett Mashburn,
Sugarforkj Frank Crane, High
lands; Frank Dryman, Flats; Bob
Stewart, Smithbridge; Turner
May. Nantahala; and Forrest
At The Fair
Macon County is represented
this year at the N. C, State Fair
in spirit rather than in flesh.
Two Maconians have mailed
exhibits to the fair but are not
attending in person.
Aaron Hedden, of Route 1, a
two-time winner at the fair with
his corn, has entered an exhibit
of Funks G-134 and has his fing
ers crossed in hopes of a third
Miss Brenda Seagle, of Holly
Springs, has entered enriched
corn muffins. She was the county
4-H winner In this field.
The fair is being held this week.
Proceeds Of Patton
Harvest Sale Going
To Church Fund
A "harvest sale" will be held
at the Patton Community Build
ing Saturday night. October 18,
beginning at 7:30.
String music will be featured.
Proceeds from this sale will go
to the building fund of the Patton
The public is invited.
'HOMECOMING QUEEN' candidates at Franklin High School are (L to R) front row, Ann
flail, Jane Cagle, and Betty Cloer; second row, Polly Hedden, Janice Bowman, Peggy Dills, Gloria
lledden, and Nancy Siler; third row, Genevieve Whitmire, Mary Lou Crunkleton, .Shirley Hous
on, Judy VV'urst, Alice Bradley, Frances Alexander, and Ann Sutton; fourth row, Virginia Boyd,
lean Burrell, Anne Dean, Claudette Leatherman, and Rebecca Reeves. (Staff Photo)
QUEEN TO BE CROWNED ?
Friday Is 'Homecoming Day'
At Franklin High School
xuiuuuuw ? x' i iuaj ' u nuuic*
coming Day" at Franklin High
School and preparations for the
annual celebration are rolling in
A "Homecoming Queen" was se
lected in school-wide balloting
Tuesday. However, her identity
will be kept secret until half-time
at the Franklin High-Swain High
football game. At this time, the
queen and her court will be hon
A darce is planned following
the football game in the gymnast
Twenty-one girls were nominat
ed by members of the football
squad for "Homecoming Queen".
They are Frances Alexander. Vir
TEAMS TIE FRIDAY
Franklin's Panthers and Rob
binsvilie tied 19-19 last Friday
night in Robbinsville.
Bobby Poindexter scored twice
for Franklin, once on a pass
play, and "Bull" Corbin scored
once. Kiser kicked the extra <
glnla Boyd, Genevieve Whltmire. 1
Jane Cagle, Judy Wurst, Claud- 1
ette Leatherman, Mary Lou 1
Crunklcton. Alice Bradley. Ann 1
Dean, Nancy Siler, Betty Cloer, '
Shirley Houston, Brenda Cunn
ingham, Polly Hedden, Janice 1
Bowman, Peggy Dills, Gloria Jean
Hedden, Jean Burrell, Rebecca j
Reeves, Ann Sutton, and Ann
RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS ?
Will Sponsor Program Here
The Franklin Ministerial As
sociation voted Monday morning
to conduct the Religion in Ameri
can Life campaign in the com
munity during the month of No
vember, ending with the annual
Thanksgiving day service.
The purpose of the program,
as set up by the National Adver
tising Council, In cooperation with
the Junior Chamber of Commerce,
is to set aside one month tor re
ligious emphasis In the commun
ity, having weekly emphasis on
family life, youth, and attendance.
The Franklin association plans
to present this, plan to the major
civic groups, as well as conduct
ing an extensive campaign from
the pulpits and through the news
media of the county.
SMILING . . . FOR A GOOD REASON
And yon wuld smile too if your school newspaper had won
first place, like Franklin High's did at the annual H'|h School
Editor's Roundtable Friday and Saturday at Western Ca-olina
College. So, smiling are the p?wers-that-be b-hind the m'meo
gnpliel MOUNTAIN ECHO, (L to R> Miss Ann Hall, assistant
editor. Miss Da lene Collins, faculty advisor, antf Miss Jane
editor. The School's annual, THE LAUREL I.EAF, rece ved an
honorable mention In yearbook competltlim. Staff Phot})
H. Burck, of Franklin, Mon
day was reelected to another
term as president of Western
North Carolina Associated Com
munities. The reelection of the
organization's entire slate of of
ricers featured the fall meeting
In Fontama Village. Other Ma
conians attending the meeting
were Mr. Bueck, S. I? McGlam
try, and Claude Bolton.
Bueck To Speak
School Supt. H. Bueck will be
the guest speaker at Monday
night's meeting of the Franklin
P.-T. A. In the high school cafe
The theme of the monthly meet
ing, set to begin at 7:30, will be
"Maturity Through the Citizens
Mr. Bueck will discuss the prob
lems Involved in financing the
schools of Macon County.
Also on the program will be
music by a group under the di
rection of R. M. Biddle, Jr., and
a reading by Mrs. R. S. Jones.
Lured By Color;
Like the sirens of Greek
mythology, the falls colon of
Western North Carolina are lur
ing tourists by the thousands.
But, unlike mythology, the
end result is not death on the
rock shores but one of the most
breathtaking experiences of a
Flecked with the reds, yel
lows, golds, greens, and browns
of a thousand different tones,
the mountains are nothing short
The past week end saw the
highways of the area packed
with visiting automobiles. Tour
ist establishments experienced
an upswing In business.
Macon County's famous
"waterfall loop" (up US 64
from Franklin to Highlands,
then down NC 106 to near Dill
ard, Ca.) was heavily traveled
Sunday and the colors In Culla
sa'a Gorge were full.
Colors in the higher eleva
tions reached peaks over the
week end. In the lower eleva
tions, however, they're just now
b<girring to reach thrlr full
re's and the coming week end
sl onH ?ee travel again heavy
and tourist business lively.
CASES AREN T HERE -
Mail Delivery In
Just forget about looking in your mail box at
City mail delivery was supposed to start then, but
a "temporary delay" has now been announced by
Postmaster Zeb Meadows.
Ycsterdav ( Wednesday ) he said the fault lies with
the arrival of carrier cases from the factory.
"We can't do a thing uin.il they arrive," he de
Mr. Meadows said the cases "can arrive just any
time now" and he expects home delivery to start
just as soon as they do. .
Meanwhile, the postmaster reminds Franklin resi
< 1 e 1 1 1 s to make sure their house numbers are up and
MEETING SET FRIDAY ?
United Fund Program Now
In Final Planning Phase
'Too Slow' Here,
Registrations were "light"
over the county Saturday, ac
cordin gto J. Lee Barnard, chair
man of the elections board.
"Too light, in fact ..." he
Books for the November 4
general election opened Satur
day and will be open for . the
next two Saturdays, the 18tH
and 25th. Challenge Day will
be November 1.
As of Monday, applications
for absentee ballots were "very
slow", Mr. Barnard reported.
Absentees sent totaled 80-62 for
civilians and 18 i'oi military
invitations 10 various neaiui i
and sei>ic? organizations have I
been mailed as the final plannins (
phase of the new United Fund I
program in Franklin. I
Tomorrow i Friday ? night at the I
town hall, representatives of these
organizations have been invited |
to meet with the budget and ad- i
missions committee of United .
Fund and present their antici- \
pated needs for the coming year. ]
As soon as possible, a campaign <
for funds will be launched, ac- (
cording to the Rev. Donn K. Lang- j
fitt, chairman. This probably will j
be in early November, he said this
Before a deoision can be made i
he explained, the budget commit
tee must meet to consider the t
requests of the participating or- ,
ganizations and then set a quota
for the fund-raising campaign.
Organizations invited to partici
pate include American Red Cross.
FIRST OF ITS KIND ?
4-H Clubbers Hold Leader
Event At Camp Highlander
On Brush Mountaip high above
Blue Valley, a group of Macon
County 4-H clubbers and leaders
conducted a special leadership
camp Friday and Saturday.
Held at Camp Highlander, the
outing was the first of its kind
ever held in this area.
According to Mrs. Jessie D.
Cabe. assistant home agent, who
was on the camp staff, it was
"highly successful", and she pre
dicts other counties will follow
The 4-H clubbers held work
shops and forums, including one
that covered the elements of par
Saturday, a nature tour of the
area was conducted by Leonard
Hampton, extension service for
Club delegates attending the
camp Included Jean Dills, of Car
son club: Joyce Cloer, Union; Sue
Crawford. Holly Springs; Brenda
Cunningham Carson: Diane Clay,
Cullasaja; Carole Wurst. East
Franklin: Martha Blaine. Patton,
Patsy Corbin, Mountain Grove;
Peggy Dills, Carson; Suzanne
Cunningham, Carson; Michael ?
Brqson, Cullasaja; Kenneth Soles
bee, Nantahala; Robert Enloe,
Cartoogechaye; Harold Gregory.
Nantahala; Pat Henry. Burning
town; Spike Maddox. Cartooge
chaye; Brent Southards. Iotla;
Ronnie Waldroop, Carson; Den
nis Houston. Iotla; and Bennv
In addition to Mrs. Cabe, mem
bers of the camp staff were Ken
neth Perry, assistant county a
gent, Mrs. J. M. Maddox. 4-H
leader, T. H. Fagg, county agent. ?
and Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill,
A rummage sale will be held :
on the Town Square Saturday ;
morning. October 18. Proceeds :
from the sale will go to Mrs. C. ]
K. Olson's seventh and eighth '
grade class to buy typewriters,
scales, and material for science -
..lippieu VilllUICIl, ivial til VI
Jimes. American Cancer Society.
3irl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Heart
?\ind. Little League, Babe Ruth
^eague, and blind work i through
At tomorrow night's meeting,
he representatives of the par
:icipating groups will be asked to
>ubmit for study their budgets of
he 1957-58 year and their pro
posed expenditures for If 59. Each
organization will be assigi.ed a
juota. or share of the United
Fund goal, on the basis of these
The combine:1 budgets of ili ?
organizations will te consice.e I
he 1959 goal.
John M. Archer, Jr.. is chair
man of the budget and adni'ssions
Other United Fund commit t e
chaiiman are S. A. Bunay. in
dustrial; Verlon Swafford. com
mercial; H. W. Cabe and Frank
B. Duncan, special gifts; Harry
C. Corbin. schools and public em
ployees; W. W. Sloan, post' cam
paign administration: and Bob S.
L( CAL BOY SCOUTS DO ANOTHER GOOD TURN
Saturday ?'.is " i-jl Defense Day" here and Boy .Scouts handled the distribution of WMnl
hundred special hink:ets, "llindbuok for Emerge neves". Above, Mrs. Perry Bradley, of East Fraak
I5n, is shown icett'nf booklet from Scout Paul Armes. Standing by *re Terry Mjishburn Mrt Oer
ald Holland. (Staff Photo)