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MEXICO CLUB IN ATLANTA ? Members of the Mexico Club of the Franklin High school, pictured above, were photographed
atop The Atlanta Counstiution building by The Constitution photographer. Made up of members of Mrs. Clinton Johnson's Sapn
t ish class, the club attempted to raise enough money for a visit to Mexico, but had to substitute a sight-seeing trip to Atlanta for
the hard-worked-for Mexico tour ? which they hope to make another time. The 40 students making the trip were Fredrick Corbin,
Doris Dalrymple, Mary Frances Dalrymple, Mac Duncan, Sam Fulton, Howard Horsley, Betty Meadows, DoroUhy Moore, Howard
Penland, Hazel Robinson, Jane Setser, Margaret Setser, Ruth West, Juanita Allen, Betty Sue Angel, Ruth Angel, Lelia Ann Cabe,
Frankie Crisp, Jeanette Oochran, Mildred Dalton, Dorothy Dean, Bonnie Guy, Lucille HannaJi, Earleen Henson, Mary Ellen Higdon,
Betty Jo McCoy, Maxine Roten, Audrey Stewman, Frances Thomas, Fred West, Jimmy Whittington, Joan Potts, Lyman Gregory,
John Flanagan, Nancy Grant, Barbara Childers, Katherine Furr, Furman Corbin, Anne Cabe, and Anne Lyle, who was not present
when the picture was made. The party made the trip in a chartered bus Wednesday of last week.
Cowee Wins
As Field Day
Is Held Here
As a climax to Boys and Girls
Week, sponsored here last week
by the local Rotary and Lions
clubs, a field day was held
Saturday at the Franklin High
school athletic field.
Contestants from Cowee piled
up the highest number of
points, with a total of 79, ac
cording to John D. Alsup, who
had charge of the events.
Competing in approximately
34 events were entrants from
four Macon County schools,
Franklin, Cowee, Holly Springs,
and Higdonville.
In scoring the winning total,
Cowee contestants captured 12
first places, three second places,
and six third places. Franklin
school entrants were second,
with a total of 75 points gained
by winning seven first places,
eight second places, and 11
third places. Contestants from
Higdonville scored a total of 70
points to capture third place. In
amassing this total, they won
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Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
Advertisement carried in The
Franklin Press for the week of
April 27, 1897:
"beading Paper of Western
North Carolina
"The weekly Citizen is the
largest and best paper in the
"Always Democratic and full
of news.
"$1 per year."
Workmen have been busy for
the past few days painting and
decorating the interior of Dr.
Smith's Drug store. The store
now presents a very attractive
appearance with its new coat of
white paint on the ceiling and
light tinted walls.
Atty. Grover C. Davis, of
Waynesville, was here the first
of this week in the interests of
his candidacy for solicitor of
the twentieth district.
The Macon County students
who are attending Western Car
olina Teachers college at Cullo
whee met April 20 and elected
officers for the remainder of
this school term. The following
officers were elected for the
Macon county club: President,
Miss Ina Henry; vice-president,
Mrs. Ned Teague; secretary
treasurer, Miss Blanche Vinson;
reporter, Miss Mattle Brendle;
social chairman, Miss Mattle
Wilkes; program chairman, Mr.
E. G. Crawford; program com
mittee, Carl Moses, Sanford
Smith, and Mrs. Herbert Angel.
The following students who
attended the winter quarter
were members of the honor
rolls: Alpha honor roll ? Norman
West, Mattle Brendle; Beta hon
or roll? Van Buren Carter, I. o.
Ordinance Provide# Stiff
Fines; Exception Made
For Local Growers
An ordinance limiting ped
dling in the business section of
Franklin was passed by the
board of aldermen at its month
ly meeting Monday night.
The ordinance forbids ped
dling on Iotla street from
Church street to Main, on
Phillips street from Main to
Palmer, and on Main street
from Kelly's Tea room to the
post office.
An exception is made in the
case of local farmers who wish
to sell produce locally grown,
but they may not park their
produce trucks on the streets
specified for more than an hour
at a time.
A penalty of $10 for the first
day, and $25 for each succeed
ing day is fixed by the new law.
No other business of impor
tance was transacted at the
meeting, the last for the out
going board.
Col. Kernan
Heads N. C. Catholic
Laymen's Group
Col. W. F. Kernan, of High
lands, a member of St. John's
parish, Waynesville, was elected
state president of the North
Carolina Catholic Laymen's as
sociation at the first annual
convention of the association in
Raleigh last Sunday.
Col. W. F Kernan, who re
cently retired from the army
and bought a farm at High
lands, is regarded as a leading
writer on military strategy.
He is the author of "His
tory of the 103rd Field Artil
lery" (1933), "Defense Will Not
Win the War" (1942), and "We
Can Win This War" (1943). He
translated "The Conduct of
War" by Marshall Ferdinand
Foch (1934). His latest book "A
Primer for Peace Makers" will
come off the press in the near
Mrs. Kernan accompanied him
to Raleigh.
Huneycutt Called
Away By Brother's
Fatal Auto Mishap
The Rev. W. Jackson Huney
cutt was called to Lexington
Sunday morning on account of
the fatal Injury of his brother,
the Rev. Willis Huneycutt, in
an automobile accident near
Lexington. The accident occur
red about 1:30 o'clock 8unday
morning, and Mr, Huneycutt
died about S o'clock Monday
The Franklin minister and
Mrs. Huneycutt, who accom
panied him, are expected to re
turn to Franklin the latter part
of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Kinney
and young son, Oeorge, moved
here from Atlanta Tuesday, and
ars occupying the new Clyde
Wsst house on Bidwell street.
Mr. Kinney recently was trans-,
f'rrad here as forest tnglneer
with the Nantahala national
Itow t.
Junior-Senior Banquet
To Open School Finals
Van Raalte Firm
Delighted With
Quality Of Help
The Van Raalte company
is delighted with the high
quality of the employes it
has obtained hej-e so far, T.
J. Griffis, Southern person
nel manager, said Wednes
day. The 42 now at work
adaptable and quick to
have proven exceptionally
learn, Mr. Griffis said.
Thirty are now employed
in glove making, and 12 in
the 'hose mending operation
which originally was begun
in the Leach building.
Mrs. Jeannette Elliott,
having completed her train
ing under Mts. Edith Wish
on, has been placed in
charge of mending, and Mrs.
Wishon * has returned to
Blue Ridge, Mr. Griffis said.
Miss Catherine Leise, of
Dunkirk, N. ?., is in charge
of the glove making, and
A1 Mirek is head machine
adjuster. Mr. Mirek and his
family have moved into the
recently completed company
house on the Van Raalte
Plan Lockers
By Fall For
School Here
Construction of lockers at the
Franklin school, a project of
the Parent-Teacher association,
will be completed during the
summer vacation and ready for
the opening of school next fall,
Principal George H. Hill report
ed at Monday night's meeting
of the association.
The Zickgraf Hardwood Lum
ber company has agreed to do
nate part of the lumber, and W.
T. Tlppett has offered to build
the lockers, Mr. Hill said. Cost
of the remainder of the lumber
and Installation will be borne
by the P. T. A.
Other features of the meet
ing, the last for this school
year, Included installation of
next year's officers, a ceremony
conducted by Mr. Hill; reports
by Mrs. Weimar Jones, presi
dent, and Mrs. Allen Sller^rlce
presldent, on the recent worth
Carolina Congress of Parents
and Teachers, in Ashevllle; and
adoption of a resolution com
mending Mr. Hill for his loyalty
and cooperation in the work of
the association this year.
Officers Installed, in addition
to Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Slier,
are Mrs. John Bulgln, secretary,
and W Emory Hunnlcutt,
Mrs. Jones reported that the
Franklin association has been
Issued a certificate as a stand
ard parent-teacher association,
and that at the Ashevllle con
vention the local association was
one of those listed aa having
had Its reports in 100 per cent
and on time.
The Junior Music club will
meet Saturday afternoon at 3
o'clock with Edith Plemmons.
Parents and Interested friends
are Invited.
I Baccalaureate Sermon Set
For Sunday Night
At Theatre
The Junior-Senior banquet,
to be held at 7:30 Saturday
evening at the Slagle memorial,
will be the opening event in the
1947 commencement program of
the Franklin High school, which
will close with the graduation
exercises May 16, when 66 will
receive diplomas.
The baccalaureate service, at
which the Rev. C. E. Parker will
deliver the sermon, will be held
Sunday night at the Macon
Theatre. The hour, originally
announced as 8 o'clock, has
been changed to 7:30.
The graduation exercises are
set for the same hour Friday
night of next week in the high
school auditorium.
The banquet, at which the
junior class will be host to the
seniors, will open with the in
vocation by the Rev. B. Hoyt
Evans. Neil Mooney, junior
president, will welcome the
guests, and Howard Horsley will
respond for the seniors. Edith
Plemmons will play "Schubert's
"Serenade" and George Hill, Jr.,
will play "Viennese Refrain, and
Marjorie Moody and Freda Siler
will give readings.
Other Features
Tommy Angel will give the
senior prophecy, and Mary
Frances Dalrymple will read the
seniors' last will and testament.
The program will close with the
singing of "Auld Lang Syne".
Sunday night's baccalaureate
exercises will open with the
processional, Verdi's March
from "Aida", to be followed by
the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy."
The invocation will be by the
Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, the
Scripture reading will be by the
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, and the
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan will lead
in prayer.
"The Lost Chord", by a girls'
chorus, directed by Mrs. Helen
Manning, will follow, after
which Mr. Parker will deliver
the baccalaureate sermon.
The singing of the class song
by the seniors, and the bene
diction, by Mr. Huneycutt, will
close the program.
List Of Graduates
The 66 to be graduated at the
exercises Friday of next week
Tommy Angel, Sallie Sue Bing
ham, George Blaine, Lawerence
Brendle, Virginia Brookshire,
Hoyt Bryson, R. W. Burnette,
Wiley Cabe, John G. Cloer, Bob
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Sheriff's Office,
Minus Phone Since
20's, To Have One
A telephone Is to be installed
lii the sheriff's office, the first
time that office has had a tel
ephone since the days of the
late Sheriff C. L. Ingram.
At their monthly meeting
Monday, the three members of
the board of county commis
sioners voted to have a phone
put In the sheriff's office.
Beer licenses were Issued to
Wiley Bryson for an establish
ment at Main and Palmer
streets and to Ford Duvall for
? establishment at the Nanta*
halt dun.
Angel, Beale Win
In Mayor Races
Potts, Burnette, Hays,
Reece, McCarty Named
On Highlands Board
James O. (Bucki Beale, youth
ful G. I., was elected mayor of
Highlands In Tuesday's four
way race. Mr. Beale, who has
been employed by the High
lands Hardware company since
his return from service in the
armed forces, will succeed Wil
ton H. Cobb, who was not a
candidate for reelection.
The six successful candidates
among the 14 seeking places on
the board of aldermen are:
J. E. Potts, J. D. Burnette, W.
A. Hays, Joseph W. Reese, Jr.,
and Sidney McCarty.
In the race for mayor, Mr.
Beale was an easy winner, hav
ing polled 44 more votes than
his closest competitor. The
mayor's race brought out a total
vote of 274.
The vote stood:
' Beale, 109.
J. Steve Potts, 65.
L. W. Rice, Sr., 57.
Louis A. Edwards, 43.
In the aldermanic race, J. D.
Burnette and J. E. Potts tied
for high place, each having re
ceived a total of 181 votes. Mr.
Hays' vote was 139; that for
Mr. Reese, 137; and that for
Mr. McCarty, 135.
Mr. Potts is the only member
of the old board reelected.
Harry A. Holt, the only other
| member seeking reelection,
stood in sixth place in the vot
ing, with a count of 106.
The vote received by the oth
er candidates follows:
E. Carlton Cleaveland, 85; E.
M. Rogers, 84; W. H. Rogers, 69;
T. C. Harbison, 66; George
Cleaveland, 42; John Weldon
Paul, 40; Claud Calloway, 30;
and Paul C. Walden, 28.
It is the custom in Highlands
for the new mayor and board of
aldermen to take office at the
next regular meeting (the first
Monday in the month) after the
election, when the new and old
officials meet together, and it
was understood that that pro
cedure will be followed again.
Topples From
Window, Dies
Of Injuries
John M. Morgan, 47, well
known farmer and trucker of
the Watauga section, died last
Thursday in the Wayne County
hospital, Detroit, Mich., as the
result of a fall from a second
story window of an apartment
building there on Sunday, April
Mr. Morgan, accompanied by
his son, Dewey, had gone to
Detroit to haul the furniture
and belongings of Warren Guest
and family, former Macon
County residents, to Franklin.
Following his arrival at the
apartment of the Guests, Mr.
Morgan had. laid down on a
couch by an open window and
gone to sleep. There was no one
in the apartment at the time, as
his son, Dewey, had gone to
visit friends in the city and
Mr. and Mrs. Guest were at the
home of Mrs. Guest's mother.
Roger Guest, brother of War
ren, after having entered the
apartment, turned on the hall
light and saw Mr. Morgan sleep
ing on the couch. He entered
another room and after about
five minutes was called by the ;
landlady of the apartment
house, who told him that some
one had Just jumped out the
window. Mr. Guest immediately
ran down the hall, and in pass
ing the room where Mr. Morgan
had been sleeping he saw that
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Burr ell To U?e
Store Building
Just Completed
The new one-story building
adjoining the Burrell Motor
company will be operated by
that firm, in conjunction with
its automobile business, as a
store specializing in boats,
motors, trailers, home freezer
lockers, and tires, W. C. Bar
ren announced this week.
The structure, built of tile
and stucco, fronts 40 feet on
East Main street and is 85 feet
deep. Just completed, It already
U in um.
Burrell, Patton, Whitmire,
Cabe, Fagg, And Phillips
Named In Record '.ote
T. W. (Tommy) Angel, Jr.,
nosed out two opponents to win
a second term as mayor of
Franklin in Tuesday's lively
biennial election
The contest, in which 18
sought the six seats on the
board, brought out a total vote
of 551 ? believed to be a re
cord here.
Those elected as aldermen are
W. C. Burrell, Erwin Patton,
Russell Cabe, E. J. Whitmire,
T H. Fagg, and L. B. Phillips.
Mr. Phillips was the only mem
ber of the old board to seek re
Mr. Angel, owner of Angel's
drug store and a resident of
west Franklin, polled 239 of the
551 votes cast. His opponents,
John M. Moore and C. J. Moon
ey, received 193 and 119 res
In the race for aldermen,
Mr. Burrell led with a vote of
337, Mr. Patton was second,,
with 355; Mr. Cabe third, with
294; Mr. Whitmire fourth, with
283; while Mr. Phillips and Mr.
Fagg, with 210. each, were tied
for fifth place.
Mr. Burrell, automobile deal
er, lives on the Georgia road.
Mr. Patton, service station own
er and operator, makes his
home on West Main street. Mr
Cabe with Nantahala power and
Light company, resides on Hill
crest avenue, in southwest
Franklin. Mr. Whitmire, voca
tional agriculture teacher, lives
in East Franklin. Mr. Phillips,
coal dealer and service station
owner, makes his home on West
Main street. And Mr. Fagg,
manager of the Nantahala crea
mery, resides on Bidwell street.
The vote given the other 12
candidates for aldermen follows:
A C. Pannel, 184; R. D.
Carson, 175; John Bulgin, 171;
Oscar Ledford, 162; George W.
Reece, 152; J. C. Crisp, 146; Ed
gar J. Whitaker, 136; Hunter
Calloway, 123; Prelo Dryman,
114; John Bingham, 70; Mack
Franks, 62; and Wade Cunning
ham, 57.
The present board met Wed
nesday morning, canvassed the
returns, and announced the fig
ures above.
The new board, under the law,
takes office when its members
have qualified, and Mayor An
gel announced Wednesday that
an organization meeting prob
ably will be held within the
next few days. The board holds
e. regular meeting every first
Monday night.
The law provides that the
mayor shall qualify by taking
the oath of office before the
clerk of superior court, and the
mayor then administers the
oath to the aldermen.
The election, though warmly
contested, was carried on in a
spirit of good humor, and was
without incident.
Otter Creek High
To Present Play
On Thursday Night
The Otter Creek High school,
which will close May 16, will
present a play, "Meet My
Wives", at the school next
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
The Otter Creek school has
no graduating class this year.
Members of the cast of the
play, a farce, include Alba
Yonce, Arlessa Waters, Lillian
Jacobs, Nell Yonce, Roberta
Roper, Edith Willis, Herbert
Bateman, Wayne Deweese, How
ard Douthit, Dillard Passmore,
and Principal Weaver Shope.
Macon Cow Leads
All Guernseys In
N. C. Butterfat
"Gay Fairfax Patsy", eight
year-old cow on the Nantahala
Dairy farm here, led all North
Carolina Ouernseys in the pro
duction of butterfat In March,
according to an announcement
Just received here from the
State Department of Agriculture.
The announcement was based
on the department's compilation
of records of tests made by Its
The Macon County cow pro
duced 89.0 pounds of butterfat
during March.
Dover R. Fouts, of Burnsvllle,
was here over the week-end on

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