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74th Year ? No. 35
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, August 27, 1959
Price 10 Cents
THOSE SUNDAY showers anc
thunder storms sure do foul uf
family picnic plans, don't they'
A COUPLE OF youths report
edly are responsible for the
"total loss" tag on lawyer Gil
mer A. Jones' '55 Chevrolet. The
two allegedly swiped the car
here one day last week and
wrecked it while doing 10S
m.' p h. Mighty fast Chevy!
FRANKLIN ALMOST filled
McCormick Field in Asheville
Friday night for the Tourist
Charlotte game. Little Leaguers
attended the game as special
guests. - .
A NUMBER OF local business
men helped out Sylva business
men last week in a chit-chat
with highway officials about
the detour from Dillsboro to
Gateway (US 23-441). The de
tour is costing many local tour
ist caterers quite a bit of
change. The road will be gravel
ed this winter, but. no paving
until next Spring.
THE MORNING fog that
hangs around until 10 or 11
has everyone wondering what
the day's weather is going to
are under way, or have been
completed at the Franklin Air
port. New refueling tanks have
beeu installed, some building
repairs have been made, and
heavy brush along the runway
is bemg pushed back by bull
'i'HE NEW FIRE siren with
it? up and down wailing is spe
cifically designed to awaken
firemen, and anyone else with
in hearing range. Some say
that's .well and good, if there
was just some way to go back
COLLEGE STUDENTS are get
ting ready to return to their
studies next month. Their ac
tivities dt present seem to be
mostly clothes buying.
A RACE TRACK for Go-Karts
and micro-midget racers is
opening Sunday, on US 23-441
between Franklin and Dillsboro
near the Woodland Motel. Clyde
and S. A. Cable are the pro
moters. Forty or 50 carts are
expected for the opening race
at 2 p. m.
FRANKLIN'S new skating rink
in East Franklin has run into
some sanitary snags. The law
requires an amusement of that
type to provide rest room facil
ities for customers. The rink
has been closed while the own
er decides what to do.
E. S. PURDUM, of Wayah Val
ley, has an exhibit at the
Craftsman's Fair in Ashevtlle
this week. A number of Macon
ians are going over for this un
usual and colorful show.
WATCH AND see how fast the
traffic drops off when Labor
Day passes. It's a shame vis
itors don't realize the fall col
ors are worth waiting around
to see. Many think this is the
prettiest season of all.
MAYBE MR. Khrushchev
should be Invited to visit Frank
lin. Maybe that would see the
streets cleaned, the water foun
tain fixed, and some other
sprucing up done.
ALL-STAR MANAGER Grady
Corbin reports that Jerry Sut
ton and C. D. Corbin are tied
for strike-out honors with 18
A VOTE OF thanks is due
Fred Vaughn, president of the
Little League. Mr. Vaughn has
served tirelessly and with de
votion. His has been a difficult
job, but he seems to have
pleased everyone, from players
FRANKLIN HIGH'S f>ert and
pretty cheerleaders still need
rides to out-of-town ball games.
WHAT ARE WE going to com
plain about now that the cul
vert at the foot of Town Hill
has been fixed and the road's
FOOTBALL is herp again and
the Panthers need your sup
port Take a breather and go
with them to the out-of-town
games. A team with followeis is
a winning team.
I i.v'v .< .part (ii the crowd that packed- the s.ia.'Juii'n Satu'i'dav lris^ht iKr the
Spoon -player Jimmy ? Siiiiih.
Yovmjj buck (lancers c!< >:
I ?IIIIIIW I IliM III I IIBI1 ?
Katherine Holland sings and
Mickey Waldroop plays.
The 'I'rornelettes' swing their partners.
Stars Shine At Folk Festival
Stars sparkle above and in
the Franklin High stadium
Saturday night for the closing
performance of the seventh an
nual Macon County Folk Festi
The stars above were in
marked and welcome contrast
to the over-cast sky and rain
that forced postponement of the
festival the week before. But,
ever after a week, the "stars"
performing in the stadium Sat
urday night were as bright, or
brighter, and the estimated 800
spectators applauded the show
as one of the best In the his
tory of the festival.
In Its traditional homespun
way, the festival featured Just
about everything In the moun
tain entertainment line, from
square dancing, ballad and
hymn singing, and fiddling, to
buck dancing and spoon play
Also appearing tor the first
time since their successful tour
to Hollywood this summer were
the Smoky Mountain doggers,
a Macon County dance team
slated to appear this . fall on the
Roy Rogers televesion show.
The young dancers left no
doubts as to why they're con
sidered among the best clog
ging teams In the United States.
Another up-and-coming teajn
of cloggers, the Carson dog
gers, who have 11 appearances
on television to their credit in
the past year, not to mention
many guest appearances at fes
tivals and the like, also per
formed for Saturday's crowd.
The girls wore skirts they had
made with the team name silk
screened on them.
The festival served as the
debut of a new dance team, the
Promelettes. This team te com
posed of seven and eight year
olds trained by Beale Fletcher.
Introduced at Intermission
was Phil Hoffmeister, of Day
tona Beach, Fla., president of
the Florida Aero Club. He and
his family are vacationing here
and h? also is looking over the
area with the idea of promot
ing i ruby-digging fly-in for
his club. Mr. Hoffmeister plans
,*o .return In September with
the Florida Air Pilots Associa
tion for the second annual
Just For Festival
Micky Waldroop, a well
known local jnusician, came in
from Dallas, Tex., Just to per
form at the festival. Mickey
plays fiddle at a ballroom in
Dallas six nights a week and
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 4
From W. C. C.
Six Macon County students are
among the 121 who received de
grees at summer commencement
exercises Friday night. August 21,
at Western Carolina College.
The bachelor of science degree
wis awarded to Catherine Blease
Alexander and Doyle D. Stiles,
both of Franklin. Lawrence Berlin
Welch, of Franklin, received the
bachelor of science in education
Those receiving the master of
arts In education degree were Mrs.
Merle Peek Dryman, of Franklin,
and Paul Wade Price, of High
PATTON TO SPEAK
J6dge George B. Patton, of
Franklin, will deliver the main
address at the annual meetin?
of the Havwood Electric Member
ship Corporation in Waym svillo
Aurrufct 29. The Superior Court
Jnd?c is scheduled to speak at
11 am at the Fast- Way:, ville
Agencies Will Be
Invited To Join
Committee chairmen to serve
during the 1959 United Fund
campaign in Franklin were an
1 nounced this week by the general
I chairman. Earl Adams,
jf Chairmen include John M.
| Archer. Jr., budget and admis
| : "j n*: Stephen A. Bundy. in
I rial; yeiion Swafford com
I r:i "cuii: and Charles .Ledbetter,
| j.iilihr relations and public ity.
Sor.<i;v: with Mr. 'Ai'ins are the
. IJonn K. i.aijgfitt. v; -< -chair
in); Bob S. Sloan. Micro* a i\v-. and
1 !'0'i,jt C. ?Bob? C.irif'.it i\ t -
lirfM'. Directors arc Biucf' Bryant.
r. r. r 'irrell, II. W. C'.i'y, ar. i
? " tik B: Duncan.
?i'iy Italians to . a 'onoio ?; wisliitvr
' ? i'! i. i ? ) : \ t ( 1 will 1)' I'll; V'l
'in 'ho next few-dav s so they' can
submit budgets for ?eviMv by tiia
r t and admissions Vpmmit1<'c.
?7.T'-\ Ada ms- said.
The United Fund campaign \vill
b ' held in October.
Something new ha boon added
to the Macon County School
System this year.
Tt's a special education center.
the*fii;st of its -kind ever operated
here. It occupies the Crisp house
that was included in some land
purchased last sprigs ; dlpinir/?
FrankJin Hi^h property
3up(. H. Bueck and oecial
education teachers, Mrs. ? c^adys
Kit.idnnd and. Mrs. '.T?ssi#? S. Su?
?*' are en nipping Ov ee.n!er this
Vr?^k with a variety o" 'educ .at.it ma i
r id's. including television.
Knrollment at the enter, al
'hc.u?h incomnlet^ at pn .? v.1
i ? i be h''"-rn 3 > rind Ilia
ijiv.'Virtendent' said this \v.- 1:.
In recent; years. ? special ,.edtt
?/ "? 'ion pr: -? ram has oiv-rated' rh
. Mie ? s\ sli-m ?with, the special
tfaelr'i;s 'j-'tin" 1'e individual
schools. The new cent r allows
the 'hildren to att'-iid clause's,
.iurt as. they would at -ore of the
All-Stars B ac\
On Top A "" in
The Franklin All-Stars onc<i
again occupy the top pot in th"
On the local diamond Sunday
afternoon, the All-Sty . s toppled
Young Harris, Ga , 1*) to Si. The
two teams had been tied for the
Grady Corbin w.'S the v.inninss
pitcher. He also hit thr?? for five
in the batting department. Roger
Seay had two for two
The All-Stars pl-.y in Robbins
?ville Sunday at 2:30 p.m
Uttle League champions?
Not yet, although the t'.vo top
teams have been playing for two
A protest filed last Saturday
by the Jaybirds his been upheld
by the league. The Jaybirds, who
lost to tha Wildcats 6 to 1. pro
tested the use of an Ineligible
So, this coming Saturday at
3:30, the two teams again will
play for the championship.
After the game, the league
president, Fred Vaughn, will make
the trophy presentation on the
field to the champions.
Highlands Youth *?
Donald Hopper, of the High- i
lands Methodist Church, this week I
is attending the National Convo
cation of Methodist Youth at Pur- |
due University, West Lafayette, .
Ind. ? ? I
He is one of seven, young people I
and two adult counselors rem-- |
f eft ting the Waynes'villc Distric' ,
fit the national fathering, which |
is bf Ing attended bv some fi.noo
from across the United Stn'es
The convocation closes toVnoriow
IT'S HURP.Y, HURRY FOR STUDENTS AGAIN
This f imiliar sight, students miming for busses, has started mice again ill Macon County.
Schools opened Tuesday, .everywhere but in lliih.antls, which wilt have its opening next week.
Supt. II. Kucck reports the HiVt-tiO. school year w going along smoothly, i Staff Photo)
COACH HAS HIS TROUBLES -
Panthers Will Try Claws On
Andrews High Friday Night
IN IVY LEAGUE SHIRT ?
Martti Looks Like Just Any
Other American Teen-ascr
s fair-hatred .nil h >ul
v Pi* jiv i he W'.ir; an- I y
Leauae sliirt u'itd W?tr j < ? . : 1
He looks just Ilk..' nn;- ot'vir
Am ricsiil teen-liner ;u? he wtM
clown tin' hall at 1' ! inkltn High
It' his sp'wcii-th'.it Bives/hira
Martti ILiuprtko.-ki'.s En u i i ! i
is precise and dipped a ti
(" ?. from tli - soft, ^rolling wo: ils
voiced in these mountains.
Use" slang 'talking with him
and Marti i will <ck " lii-s head
to "tie j;ide and look qu<>s
;-.oni:i!;!y at you. Or a typically
phrase may cause
him , to shrug his .shoulders.*
In his homeland of f Inland,
they ' didn't teach Slang or
EUhieen-year-oId Martti is
an exchange student, the first
to attend Franklin High. He'll
be here for the full school year,
with maybe a little time off
ni ter the first ' of the year to
visit, his father's relatives in
New Jersey and Connecticut. He
is l.'jing sponsored by the no
tary Club and the high school
P.-T. A For the year he has
been "adopted" by the Rev. and
Mrs. Robert E. Early and since
arriving here last Thursday he
has slipped smoothly into their
daily routine. The Early's son
and his friends even have a
camping trip planned , for him
this week end.
Martti is enrolled at Frank
lin High as a senior. Actually,!
he has finished high school In
T n.1 t!'d ife's here In' "ctillufp
e :;w'r iiw ' I,, ? ? ? : >I i ins.
J-, 'Hi Kliirii '>>
r he'll ii.'Y? a ? ? : 1 r
? . i tin' army and then enter
the iin i v"i -ity.
"."no Finni.sh 1' . ;.n
? 'inp'j-iied pi iiii.,1., the pr-.d
u- L ? n "i v ? ? ? 1 1 . t : Inlir and
'I'll . ' i.l nia.y wii.il? tint I
" is ,i very. lazy | > ? 1 1 1 i i . how ver,'.'
In noted tti.s' wi-cl;
Ili.s i -'i1' ut . Franklin 1 1 i" 1 1
include! : jllsh, Am"rle'ari I.il
piaturo, U. .S. History, niechan
i'-al dr. win k. and typing: Ftp
i!s<> wants to tiki' tli ? ? driver
How does hi' tiki- Franklin?
He "loves, the mountains very
much ' .and he ?:? scribes the
taiyn as much like iiLs own,
Raahc, becau.e t ?!'? houses are
not !jy much together *
The water in, the wimming
pool at the Franklin Lodge he
has found "much too warm".
Martti has been used to the
chili of the, ocean. ' So. he's
heading for Arrowood Glade,
where the water temperaturp
can turn the average Macmtan
ice blue in minutes. There he
thinks it will be comfortable.
Now something about his
family. His father is a farmer.
Since he was two lie has lived
with his aunt, who teaches in
a teacher training college in
Raahe. Here, with his aunt, he
has been able to enjoy the
many advantages of a town,
like music, and his second In
SEE NO. 2. PAGE 4
? I art 1 1 , like aiv American teen
< >uff I'hoto)
Franklin High's Panthers will
leave town tomorrow < Friday >
ni'ht, to try their '59 football
claws on Andrews High at 8
Askc(l lo comment on his team's
-char.- 1 ?; :i".;r.nst Andrews, which
w km "the st.. to championship last
. \) ar ; r.<; ?.tr- yen' returnees? from ..
1he championship . had, Coach
Dick Stott smiled and delated
: :>i, it'll 'cm we II .'he there. We've
i. rr:;- cd ' a "nine yet!"
J '? ' ill'UliP, iil'f jio'i^h oiitv
*>< : wn. i ' el'tci to attract a ?
??l.-irv.c. - number <>lv Panther fans,
r ? : i k 1 i 1 1 f'.oesn't 1. .v?? a home
;<:??? jehcduled un'il September
i ! ! 1 ' ' j; ihe ?coach, can Ret ?' a
rumn' for Friday w- k. an open
elate. ? ?
M inwhile. Coach St-st.t ' has
bet iv p: actions the Par-4 hers twice
ifliily. 'in rou :h;:inri-t nmble sessions
:tl Uarltyy Stewart's pasture in the
Pa t ton community. The Warn has
nicknamed the practice field
"Death Val!ey'\ v
II. is Problems
Although he's inclined to lauch
il off, the Franklin coach has his
problems. The nucleus of hLs '59
team has disappeared because of
scholastic troubles. By actual
count. 17 rr.embers of last year's
regular and junior varsity squads
are sidelined this year b?cause
they didn't keep their grades up.
This leaves Coach Stott with a
lightweight squad, most of them
"You can say we've not the
lightest squad In the conference,
but that they'll! all be Phi Beta
Kappa,'' the coach quipped.
His probable starting line for
the Andrews clash averages 153.
Coach Stott lists his probable
starters as Doug Pearson, left end;
Earl Angel, left tackle; Billy Craw
ford. left guard; Butch Angel,
center; Tommy Hdfit, right guard;
Guy Fouts. right tackle: Ronnie
Higdon. right end; Jimmy Will
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 5
I'h" week'. t'lnt'i-rii! ut*'? and rainfall helow
1 '"<"Oi d?il m I-'mnklin hy Mnnxor Stiles,
I S. ?."tlier obMrver; in Hishl?nd, by
TMor N. Hull and W. C. Newton. TV A
ul.,.,v,rs: ?,?i th. Coweta BydroloKic
l-ul?>riitA,y. IteaditlKft are for tlie ^-hour
Period endmn Ht 8 a.m. of the day tinted
* no record.