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VOL. LXII? NO. 17
FRANKLIN, N. C.. THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 1947
$2.00 PER YEAR
HOUK REELECTED BY 4 TO 1 VOTE
$100,000 Street,
Water And Sewer
Work Under Way
Will Start Next Week
Laying 22,000 Feet
Of Water Mains
Franklin's $100,000 street-wat
er-sewer Improvement program,
now under way, Is expected to
be completed by mid-summer,
engineers Indicated this week.
The program calls for about
four miles of street surfacing on
eight streets now unpaved; the
laying of approximately 22,000
feet of water line, much of It
serving areas not now served
with town water; and 6,592 feet
cf extension of the sewer sys
tem on two streets, West Main
and Green.
The sewer work will be com
pleted the last of this week, it
was announced by J. M. Rich
ards, Jr., local engineer In
charge of the work, which Is
being done under the supervis
ion of Harwood Beebe, munici
pal engineers of Spartanburg, S.
C. The Asheville Paving com
pany has the construction con
tract.
A new stone base course has
been added on the streets to be
paved, Mr. Richards said, and
pipe is now being received for
the water mains, and work will
start the first of next week ex
tending the water system. The
first water project to be begun
is on Bast Main street, and
thence to the Van Raalte plant.
Win Require 2 Months
While the water lines are be-,
lng laid, Mr. Richards said, the
stone base course will be given
time to settle. Work on the
water lines is expected to re
quire a month and a half or
two months, and when that is
completed, the street paving will
be finished.
The paving contract calls for
four to six inches of stone, in
eluding the existing base, cov
ered with a bituminous surface
of about one inch, with a seal
coat as the final operation. The
completed pavement will be of
the asphalt type.
Work on most of the streets
to be paved was begun before
? Continued On Page Eight
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Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
The following persons who
suscrlbed amounts to lift- the
debt on the Franklin High
school building have paid the
sum subscribed:
N. L Barnard, $25; Lee Craw
ford, $25; F. T. Smith, $15;
Jacob Slagle, $10; W. A. Curtis,
$10; W. B. McOuire, $25; J. B.
Addington, $5; Alex. Bell, $5;
amount given by others, $150;
total, $270. ? ?
Brethern, please do not forget
to hand In the sum you have
promised at the earliest time
possible. You get your money
back If the debt is not lifted.
? D. F. Carver
25 YEARS AGO
Choice of $25 course with
Effa Ellis Perfleld for the best
rhythmic melodic and harmonic
dictation, and the same for the
best presentation of "Rhythm
Lesson One." The contests will
take place during the June, 1922,
summer school In Franklin. For
further particulars address Miss
Irene Weaver, Franklin, N. C.
10 YEARS AGO
Among six new men selected
as members of Alpha Zeta, the
highest honor that students In
agriculture can achieve at North
Carolina State college, was J. D.
Patton, son of Representative R.
A. Patton, of Macon county. Jim
was initiated on March 30, and
was chosen on account of his
high schoolastic average.
Major J. F. Carmack has been
working overtime since his ar
rival in Franklin three weeks
ago to get everything in shape
tor the spring opening of the
golf course.
Noted Couple
Will Give Shooting
Exhibition Here
(Picture on Page 6)
Sponsored by the Macon
County Wildlife club, Ernie and
Dot Lind will give a free exhi
bition of marksmanship Friday
afternoon of this week at 4 p.
m. in the field back of the
Highlands Briar plant, in East
Franklin.
Twenty rifles, shotguns, pistols,
and revolvers make up the "ar
senal" used by the husband -
and-wlfe team Mr. and Mrs.
Lind, who have been termed by
The American magazine as
"America's number one exhibi
tion shooters", give a program
which includes feats of marks
manship with every type of
modern sporting firearms, W. J.
Blaine, Wildlife club president,
said.
Ernie Lind specializes in the
"quick draw", while Mrs. Lind
picks such tiny objects as as
prin tablets as targets to test
her skill with a Model 52 target
ritle. / I:
The Linds, who stress fire
arms safety as well as enter
tainment, will answer questions
at the end of their program.
Mr. and Mrs. lind, who are
on a national tour, will give a
demonstration in Murphy Sat
urday.
Mrs. Jones
Reelected President Of
P. T. A.
Members of the Franklin Pa- 1
rent-Teacher association, at ;
Monday night's meeting, elected
Mrs. Weimar Jones as president
for another term, chose Mrs. ;
Allen Siler as vice-president, re
elected Mrs. John Bulgin as sec
retary, and named W. Emory '
Hunnicutt as treasurer.
Those elected are the ones
suggested by the nominating 1
committee, headed by Mrs. John
M. Archer, Jr.
uuicr icaturcs ui uie meet
ing were a program on student
conduct guidance, conducted by
Principal George H. Hill, and
teachers and students, and re
ports by chairmen of standing
committees on the year's work.
Mr. Hill explained the efforts
of the school faculty to develop
in the students the capacity to
meet properly honesty and cour
tesy situations that arise fre
quently, and passed to those 1
present mimeographed copies of
a list of such situations pre- 1
sented to the students for con
sideration. Miss Esther Wallace
told how the program functions
in the elementary grades, and
students of Mrs. Clinton John
son presented a skit illustrating
courtesy and discourtesy.
The association went on rec
ord as backing the proposed
first aid, water safety, and ac
cident prevention program of <
the Red Cross.
The devotional was conducted
by the Rev. C. E. Parker.
In order to avoid conflict with
commencement activities, the
nert meeting was set for the
first Monday, May 5.
Child, 4, Is Treated
For Copperhead Bite
Joyce Ramsey, four-year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Ramsey, of the Tellico commun
ity, has been under treatment
at the Angel clinic, suffering
from the effects of the bite of
a copperhead. The child, bitten
on the left foot while at play
in her yard Sunday, was suffi
ciently recovered to return home
Wednesday.
HALL'S BROTHER KILLED
Jack Hall, who was beaten to
death in his taxi near Sylva
8unday night, was a brother of
W. L. Hall, Franklin sign paint
er. The Sylva man, a 39-year old
taxi driver, and his wife were
found In their car early Mon
day. Mr. Hall was dead and his
wife, who later died, was un
eonaclouf. No arrette In the case
Zickgraf To P*y
Employes Friday
In Silver Dollar?
The Zickgraf Hardwood
company tomorrow (Friday)
will do the unusual by mak
ing it a "silver dollar pay
roll" day.
All regular employes of
the company will be paid
for the week's work in silver
dollars, Grant L. Zickgraf,
vice-president and general
manager, announced.
Mr. Zickgraf explained that
i the company's purpose is to
test, and demonstrate, the
value to the community of
the Zickgraf pay roll, add
ing that a plan has been
set up to check the number
of times, in a given period,
each of the silver dollars it
pays this week is spent in
the community.
The Zickgraf firm, which
started its lumber mill here
in 1933, is proud, Mr. Zick
graf said, of the loyalty of
its employes, explaining that
a number of those it first
employed are among those
who will be paid in silver
dollars Friday.
The mill has been in con
tinuous operation since its
opening, even last year's
fire halting its operations
only for a brief time.
PARKER HEADS
RED CROSS HERE
Named When Huneycutt
Resigns; $3,288 Is
Fund Drive Total
The Rev. C. E. Parker was
elected chairman of the Macon
County chapter ?f the Red
Cross at a meeting of the ex
ecutive committee Tuesday
night. He succeeds the Rev. W.
Jackson Huneycutt, who resign
ed.
Russell E. McKelvey was nam
ed home service chairman, the
position formerly held by Mr.
Parker. _ , <
The executive committee also
appointed Stacy Russell, of ,
Highlands, to represent the )
chapter at the national Red ,
Cross convention in Cleveland, ]
Ohio, June 9-12. i
Mrs. Mary Jo Sloan, home
service secretary and acting ,
treasurer of the recent fund ,
drive, reported total contribu
tions of $3,288.04, or approxi
mately one-third more than the :
quota of $2,410. Of this total, .
$1 685 was made up of contribu
tions from the Highlands com
munity, Franklin gave $1,287,
and $314 was contributed by
other communities in the coun
ty.
The proportion of the total to
be retained by the local chapter,
Mrs. Sloan said, was fixed at
67.6 per cent, or slightly more
than two-thirds, while the re
mainder has been remitted to
national headquarters.
Fellowship Supper To Be ,
Held Friday Night At 7 <
The monthly fellowship sup
per meeting of the Franklin 1
Methodist church will be held in l
the church basement tomorrow i
(Friday) night at 7 o'clock. The I
Young Men's class of the Sun- 1
day school will sponsor the sup- 1
per, with ladies of the church 1
bringing covered dishes.
PLAN REA LINE
TO SERVE 350
MACON HOMES
Will Let Contracts For
Electric Project In
Southern Macon
Work is expected to start soon
on the construction by the
Rural Electrification administra
tion of 80 miles of electric line
to provide service for about 350
families in the southern end
of this county.
A. Claude Patterson, who has
been engaged in obtaining ease
ments from property owners for
the line, said the REA has noti
fied him a survey will start
about the first of May, and that
shortly thereafter construction
bids will be sought.
The line will serve parts of
Highlands and Smith Bridge
townships and all of Flats
township, Mr. Patterson said.
The project is> under the
Waynesville REA, which serves
three counties, and the REA
will buy its electric current
Irom the Nantahala Power and
Light company, tieing in with
that firm's lines near Highlands,
on the Highlands-Dillard road,
Mr. Patterson explained.
The REA will seek bids, he
said, on clearing the right-of
ways; on erecting the poles; and
on stringing the wire.
The project is the outgrowth
of a sign-up, two years ago,
when 355 families in the area
to be served requested the serv
ice. At that time, the REA made
aerial maps of the region.
Archer Named
Official Of
Power Firm
John M. Archer, Jr., was elect
ed vice-president of the Nanta
hala Power and Light company
at a meeting of the firm's
board of directors Tuesday
morning. Mr. Archer previously
had held the title of manager
of operations.
At a meeting of the company's
stockholders, held earlier in the
day, Claude Bolton was elected
to the board of directors to
succeed W. C. Penn, retired. Mr.
Bolton previously had been
named by the directors to suc
ceed Mr. Penn as secretary
treasurer.
Directors reelected by the
stockholders are J. E. S. Thorpe,
who is president of the Nanta
hala company, R. L. Smith, of
Albemarle, J. B. Holmes, of
Badin, and Mr. Archer.
C. A. Setser Observes His
85th Birthday By Working
C. A. Setser, widely known
Macon County citizen, Wednes
day celebrated his 85th birth
day.
Mr. Setser, or "Uncle Gus", as
tie is affectionately known by
many friends, has been a Justice
3t the peace here for 12 years,
and, except for taking time out
tor a home birthday dinner and
to accept the greetings of
Friends, he observed the day by
working as usual.
Nantahala Trout Streams
To Be Open Starting May 3
Trout streams In the Nanta
hala National forest will be open
(or fishing on specified dates,
starting May 3, it was announc
ed this week by E. W. Renshaw,
supervisor. (Outside the forest,
the open season for trout is
April 15 through August 31.)
Fishing, to be permitted in the
four wildlife management
areas In the forest, will be con
fined to week-ends (Saturday
and Sunday) through August,
except for two Holidays, Mem
orial day, May 30, and July 4.
All streams, however, will not be
open each week-end, Mr. Ren
shaw emphasized, in announc
ing the open dates for each of
the forest areas.
The dates by areas follows:
STANDING INDIAN AREA
May: 10-11; 24-25.
June: 7-8; 21-22.
July; 4-5-?; 19-30,
Aug: 2-3; 16-17 30-31.
CLIFFSIDE LAKE AREA
May: 3-4; 10-11; 17-18; 24-25;
30-31.
June: 1; 7-8; 14*-15; 21-22;
28-29.
July: 4-5-6; 12-13; 19-20;
26-27.
Aug.: 2-3; 9-10; 16-17; 23-24;
30-31.
WAYAH BALD AREA
May: 3-4; 17-18; 30-31
June: 1; 14-15; 28-29
July: 4-5-6; 19-20.
Aug.: 2-3; 16-17; 30-31.
SANTEETLAH AREA
1. Big and Little Santeetlah
creeks: ?
May: 3-4; 17-18; 30-31.
June: 1; 14-15; 28-29.
July: 4-5-6; 12-13; 26-27.
Aug.: 9-10; 23-24.
? 2. SUckrock, Deep, Bear and
Barken creeks- Cheoah River:?
? Continued on Page Two
GUY L. HOCK
WEEKFORYOUTH
TOOPENSUNDAY
Church Services, Club
Meetings, Athletics
Planned
Starting with services in the
churches Sunday and ending
Saturday of next week with an
athletic field day, Boys' and ;
Girls' week will be observed in 1
this county April 27 to May 3.
The local observance of the na- :
tional event is sponsored by the ;
Franklin Rotary and Lions clubs.
The week is designed to em
phasize the idea that youth are
the trustees of posterity, with
four specific objects: To focus
public attention upon the po
tentialities and problems of boys
and girls; to give impetus to
year-round programs of char
acter building; to emphasize the
importance of sound bodies,
trained minds, and spiritual
growth; and to stress the need
of instilling in youth love of
country and respect for its laws
and institutions.
Special services will be held
Sunday in all of the churches
in Franklin and many elsewhere
in the county. Bob S. Sloan, E.
J. Whitmire, and Don Allison j
will speak at three churches on
the Franklin Methodist circuit.
Monday evening the annual
charter of the cub scouts will
be presented to the" Lions club,
cubs' sponsor, at a picnic sup
per at Arrowood, where the
cubs will serve as hosts. Adults
and boys will meet at the Meth
odist church at 7 p. m. for the (
trip to Arrowood. ,
Wednesday evening at 6:45
the boy scouts will serve supper
to members of the Rotary club,
the scouts' sponsor, at the
Slagle memorial. The program
will feature presentation of the
scout troop's charter to the Ro
tary.
All interested boys and girls
in the county are invited to par
ticipate in Saturday's athletic
events, to be held from 1 to 4
p. m. at the athletic field at
the Franklin school. Prizes will
be given the winners in the
various events.
An unusual feature of the
program at the athletic field
will be a "flags of all nations"
pageant to be presented by the
girl scouts.
School Fund Here
Receives $5,292
From Court Term
*
The school fund of Macon
County received a total of
$5,292 in fines, Forfeitures,
and fees, collected at the
April term of superior court
here, J. Clinton Brooksfaire,
clerk of court, announced
this week.
The total was made up of:'
Forfeitures, $2,800.
Fines, $2,180.
Solicitor's fees (which go
to the school fund), $312.
Higdon Recovering From
Assault; Hall In Jail
R. L. Hall Is in Jail, charged ,
with an assault on Ferdie Hlg
don. The assault occurred at the
Iotla street home of the -Hlg- i
dons, with whom the Mr. and i
Mrs. Hall have been living,
early Sunday morning. Officers ;
said Mr. Hall came home drunk. ,
Mr. Hlgdon, taken to Angel hos- <
pltal suffering from cerebral :
concussion and face lacerations, :
I will be discharged from the hos- :
1 pltal soon, It was said Thursday.
BOARD TAKES NO
ACTION TO MAKE
JOB FULL - TM1E
Finley Named Franklin
Principal; Summer,
Shope Reelected
The county board of educa
tion Wednesday reelected Guy
L. Houk as Macon County su
perintendent of schools.
The vote was 4 to 1.
The board reelected the pres
ent superintendent without tak
ing action on the much dis
cussed suggestion that the of
fice of superintendent be made
a full-time position.
Nine applications were before
the board, but none of these
was considered at the 30-inln
ute executive session during
which the election was held,
Chairman C. Gordon Moore said
afterward. The entire period,
Mr. Moore said, was devoted to
discussing whether the superin
tendent should be required to
devote his time to the duties of
that office, and whether to re
elect the present ? superinten
dent.
Finley Eelected
The ihoard and newly elected
superintendent approved the
election, by the Franklin dis
trict committee, of W. H. Finley
as supervising principal of the
schools in this district, succeed
i
SLOAN MAKES STATEMENT
Bob S. Sloan, lone board
member to oppose Mr.
Houk's reelection, made the
following statement after
Wednesday's meeting?
"I opposed Mr. Houk's re
election because of the fail
ure of the board to require
the superintendent to accept
the position on a full-time
basis ? a policy which I have
stood for since filing as a
candidate for the board of
education. I urged the board
to adopt this policy before
selecting any man to fill the
position of superintendent of
schools of Macon County."
ng George H. Hill. Also ap
proved were the rejections, by
;he Highlands and Nantahala
:ommittees of O. F. Summer
ind Weaver Shope, respectively,
is principals in those districts.
When the board meeting
jpened at 10 a. m. in the su
perintendent's office, Chairman
Moore read the applications of
;he following nine persons:
C. C. Poindexter, of Waynes
rille, Charles A. Elmore, of Eliz
abeth City, J. H. Moore, of
Farmville, J. H. Harwood, of
Bryson City, Carroll E. Love,
)f Tate, Ga., L. Milton Hauser,
}f Spartanburg, S. C., William
Way, Jr., of Highlands and the
Jniversity of Tennessee, I. B.
Hudson, of Andrews, and J. D.
Warrick, of Robblnsville. Mr.
Hudson and Mr. Warrick's state
ments asked that their applica
;ions be considered only if a
vacancy were declared.
Eight of the nine, it is under
stood, are engaged in school
work and meet the qualifica
;ions set up by the state for
:ounty superintendents.
i/iKs ivecora
Mr. Houk, who had filed no
written application, told the
ward, just before it went into
;xecutive session, that he stood
jn his record, "I have no apol
ogies to offer."
After the reading of the ap
plications, Bob S. Sloan moved
that the board go into executive
session to consider the applica
tions. The motion, seconded by
Walter Gibson, was carried, and
the two reporters present and
Mr. Houk were asked to retire.
It was at this point that Mr.
Houk made his brief statement
to the board members.
At the end of the 30-minute
;xcutive session, Mr. Moore an
nounced that Mr. Houk had
been reelected by a vote of 4
to 1. The motion to reelect him
was made by Ed Byrd, and sec
onded by ~ *" ? .
Elections Approved
Supt. Houk then read to the
board the certifications by the
three district committees of
their elections of principals. Mr.
Finley's election was approved
on motion of Mr Sloan, second
ed by Mr Browning; Mr. Sum
mer's, on motion of Mr. Brown
ing, seconded by Mr. Sloan; and
Mr. Shope's, on motion of Mr.
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