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VOL. LXII? NO. 21
FRANKLIN, N. C.. THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1947
SCOUT LEADERS
FROM 4 STATES
TO MEET HERE
Expedition Headquarters
To Be 'Hangover' On
Wayah Bald
Senior Boy Scout leaders from
four states ? North Carolina,
South Carolina, Oeorgia, and
Florida ? will converge on Frank
lin June 21 for a week's Senior
Scout Leaders Expedition, head
quarters for which will be
"Camp Hangover" on Wayah
Bald.
Ollmer A. Jones, Franklin at
torney, who is the owner of the
camp, and the Nantahala Na
tional forest, will be hosts to
the gathering. Some 40 or 50
adults and senior Scouts are ex
pected.
The expedition is for the four
state Regfon 6, Bgy Scouts of
America, and the staff and the
advisors and instructors include
men high in the ranks of the
Scout movement.
Herbert Stuckey will be ex
pedition physician. On the staff
of advisors and instructors are
George E. Chronic, national di
rector of senior scouting; Wes
H. Klusman, national director
ol camping; W. A. Dobson, reg
ional executive; Capt. R. L. Mc
Cauley, national field commis
sioner; Claude Humphreys, At
lanta council director of train
ing; E. W. Renshaw, supervisor
of the Nantahala National for
est, and J. D. Alsup, Nantahala
forest administrative assistant.
Hiking and training in camp
ing methods will be features of ?
the expedition, with emphasis
on a back-to-nature program.
Four From Macon
To Be Graduated
From Mars Hill
Jeanette Harrison, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harrison,
of Franklin, Route 1, will gra
duate from the Mars Hill Junior
college, tomorrow (Friday) in
a class of 267.
Others from Macon County in
the graduating class include
Clyde Drake, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Drake, of Franklin,
Route 3, Cecil Tallent, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Tallent, of
Franklin, Route 3, and Barbara
Zoellner, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. C. H. Zoellner of High
lands.
SO YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Henry Hamilton Mashburn
and C. A. Ridley have our re
gards for an Invitation to at
tend the commencement of
Wake Forest college May 24-27,
1897. The programme is a very
neat one and we note that Mr.
Mashburn will take the degree
of Master of Arts at this com
mencement.
Mat Davis, Bob Davis, El Mc
Connel and Sandy Monday went
to Nantahala fishing Monday.
25, YEARS AGO
Sealed proposals for the con
struction of a brick school build
ing at Franklin, North Caro
lina, will be received by the
school board until 12 o'clock,
noon, Thursday, June 8, 1922.
Each proposal shall be accom
panied by a certified check In
the sum of $500. . . . Plans may
be obtained from the architect,
Frank B. Shnpson, Raleigh,
North Carolina, or from the
chairman of the school board.
Frank T. Smith, Chairman.
10 YEARS AGO
Construction of the Dugout,
heralded by its owners, L. O.
Appley and Dlnty Dennis, as
the super roadside tavern, was
started with a large crew of
laborers last week. The Dugout
Is located on the Highlands
Franklin federal highway, two
miles from the center of High
lands.
The crash of a biplane, said
to belong to the Joe Musleh, air
circus, of Jacksonville, Florida,
here Monday afternoon about
6 o'clock resulted In the almost
Instant death of Harve Shiddles,
30, of Franklin, a passenger,
and fatal injuries to Robert
Williams, 19, of Jacksonville,
ria, the pilot, who died about
0:10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Macon County Jury
Trying Messer And
O'Dear In Sylva
v
A jury of Macon County
men was selected last Wed
nesday to try Robert Messer,
21, of Dillsbora, and Earl
O'Dear, 24, of Sylva, enlarg
ed with the murder of Jack
Hall, Sylva taxi driver, and
his wife, Mrs. Margie Hall,
April 21.
Members of the jury,
chosen from a special venire
of 133 that reported from
this county in Jackson su
perior court Wednesday aft
ernoon, are Harley Stanfietd,
E. B Beck, W. K. Pressley,
T. A. Keener, Carter Hen
son, J. B. Amnions, Wiley G.
Smith, Tom Gladwell, Kirk
Chastain, Lee Poindexter,
Youel Bradley, and Grover
Angel. J. H. Cabe, Sr., was
picked as a thirteenth juror.
Sixty-seven names were
drawn from the venire be
fore the jury was chosen.
The Macon veniremen,
drawn from the box by the
county commissioners on
order of Judge William H.
Bobbltt, presiding in Jack
son superior court, was tak
en to Sylva in three scjhool
buses sent here for the pur
pose. The jury was complet
ed about 7:30 o'clock Wed
nesday evening.
Eight veniremen summon
ed failed to appear and were
fined $20 each.
Jack Hall, stain in his taxi
and robbed, was a brother
of W. L. Hall, of Franklin.
PLAN HIGHLANDS
BRANCH OF BANK
Sylva Institution Will
Expand Service In
Near Future
Detailed plans for the open
ing of a full power branch bank
are now being worked out by
officials of the Jackson County
bank, of Sylva, it was announc
ed this week by R. L. Ariail,
executive vice-president of the
institution.
For the past 12 years the
Jackson County bank has main
tained only a "teller's window"
at Highlands.
While the exact date for the
opening of the Highlands
branch has not been fixed, of
fice supplies for the branch
bank have been ordered, and it
is hoped to officially open the
branch in the near future, Mr.
Ariail said.
Application for the change
fiom "teller's window" service to
a branch bank already has been
approved by the State Banking
department.
For the time being, the new
branch will occupy the old
Bank of Highlands building,
which is owned by the Jackson
County bank, but it is hoped
that a modern new bank build
ing can be erected at Highlands
before a great while, Mr. Ariail
said.
The Sylva banker also an
nounced that the capital stock
of the Jackson County bank ts
to be increased from $50,000 to
$100,000, and that $25,000 is to
be spent in modernizing the
bank building in Sylva.
SUer Slagle
Hurt In Tractor Mishap,
Is Improving
C. Slier Slagle, 26, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Slagle of Frank
lin, Route 1, was seriously in
jured last Friday when he fell
from a tractor which he was
operating on his father's farm.
He received multiple fractures
of the pelvis when the left rear
wheel of the rubber-tired trac
tor ran across the middle of his
body.
Mr. Biagie's rail from the trac
tor was said to have been due
to a jolt from the tractor, caus
ed by the vehicle's crossing a
small ditch. Then the speed was
due to the fact that governors
on the motor automatically
came open when the tractor be
gan to climb a slight Incline.
The Jerk threw Mr. Slagle across
the left rear wheel, which pull
ed him down to the ground.
Just prior to the accident he
had unhooked a disc harrow
from the tractor with which he
had been working in a nearby
field.
He wa? taken to Angel hos
pital immediately and his con
dition vm wportH Thfriday as
food.
65 Students
Get Diplomas
In High Finals
Thirty boys and 35 girls, mak
ing up the first 12-year gradu
ation class of the Franklin High
school, were presented their
diplomas by County Supt. G. L.
Houk in graduation exercises at
the school last Friday evening.
Present for the program was
an audience of parents, broth
ers and sisters and relatives,
fellow students, and- well-wish
ers that packed the auditorium
to the doors. Scores stood in the
side aisles and at the rear of
the auditorium.
. Prior to conferring the di
plomas, Mr. Houk presented a
cash award of $100 to Mary
Frances Dalrymple, daughter of I
Mr. and Mrs. Willam Dalrymple,
of the Cartoogechaye commun
ity. The award was offered by
Dr. Furman Angel for general
excellence, and the winner had
not been announced until the
presentation of the check. I
Other awards were presented (
by Principal George H. Hill as '
follows: Valedictory, Hazel Rob
inson; salutatory, Fredrick Cor
bin; president of senior class,
Hoyt Bryson; mathematics, Fur
man Corbin ; agriculture, Hayes
Gregory; home economics, Vir
ginia Brookshire; citizenship,
Mary Frances Dalrymple; social
science, Howard Horsley; Eng
lish, Marjorie Constance; ath
letics, Howard Penland; science,
Mac Duncan; commercial, Imo
gene Moses; and a certificate
for perfect attendance during
the four years of high school,
Elizabeth DeHart.
The program opened with the
seniors filing onto the stage to
the March from "Aida", with
Mrs. H. W. Cabe at the piano.
Following the singing of "Amer
ica" by the audience, the invo
cation was pronounced by the
Rev. B. Hoyt Evans, and Fred
rick Corbin delivered the salr
utatory address.
A girls' chorus of about 50
voices, directed by Mrs. Helen
Manning, with Mrs. Cabe at the
piano, then presented "Neapoli-"
tan Nights", and Mr. Hill pre
sented the awards.
After Mr. Houk had delivered
the diplomas to the 65 gradu- i
ates, Hazel Robinson gave the
valedictory, and the seniors sang
their class song. *
Following the benediction by
Mr. Evans, the seniors marched
'from the auditorium to the
March from "Tannhauser", the
audience remaining seated.
Marshals for the commence- ,
ment activities were Anne Cabe,
Katherine Furr, Barbara Chil
ders, Ruth Angel, Maxine Roten,
Ann Lyle, Juanita Allen, and
Grace Tallent. ,
The list of those who receiv
ed diplomas follows:
Sallie Sue Bingham, Virginia
Brookshtre, Dorothy Conley,
Marjorie Constance, Blanche
Crisp, Mary Frances Dalrymple,
Elizabeth DeHart, Wilma Ed
wards, Betty Jeanne Foster,
Dessie Mae Fouts, Leah Franks,
Alene Gregory, Willie Henson,
Ilahka Henson, Mary Sue Jones,
Dorothy Keener, Betty Leather
man, Betty Ann Mashburn,
Betty Meadows, Dorothy Moore,
Ruth Moore, Imogene Moses,
'Betty Myers, Mary Sue Norton,
| Betty Peek, Joyce Ramey, Hazel
'Rpbinson, Marie Roper, Thelma
Sanders, Jane Setser, Sarah
Smart, Evalee Vanhook, Irene
Vinson, Geraldine Womak,
Ruth West.
T. W. Angel, III, George |
Blaine, Lawrence Brendle, Hoyt
Bryson, R. W. Burnett, Wiley '
Cabe, John G. Cloer, Bob Coch
ran, Furman Corbin, Jr., Ken
eth Corbin, George Crawford, 1
Lee Downs, Mac Duncan, Sam
Fulton, Billy Gibson, Hayes
Gregory, Wllburn Hoglen, How
ard Horsley, W. J. Mason, Dav
id Lee McDowell, Tommy
McKay, David Moses, Byron
Nichelson, James Patterson.
Howard Penl&nd, J. L. Smith,
Roy Smith, Harold Welch, Ken
neth Welch, and Fred West.
Memorial Poppy Day To
Be Observed On Saturday
Annual memorial poppy day
will be observed here Saturday,
sponsored by the local Auxili
ary of the American Legion.
Members of the Girls Scouts will
sell popples on the streets. All
the money contributed by those
who wear popples Saturday, in
memory of the war dead, will
go to aid the wars' living vic
tims, it was explained, these in
clude dlMbled veterans, their
families, and the families of the
dead.
Will Figure In Dedication
BISHOP CLARE PURCELL
DR. WALTER B. WEST |
REV. D. P. GRANT
Dr. Burnside,
Veterinarian
Locates Here
Dr. O. H. Burnside, of Birm
ingham, Ala., has located in
Franklin for the practice of vet
erinary medicine.
Dr. Burnside, who was dis
jharged from service in the
armed forces earlier this month,
arrived here May 15. For the
present, he has opened an of
fice in the Agricultural build
ing, but announced that he
plans to build a veterinary hos
pital here, and will have his
office In the veterinary hospital
when it is completed. He was
brought to Franklin through the
efforts of the local and state
farm extension offices.
Graduated from Alabama
Polytechnic institute at Auburn,
Ala., with the degree of doctor
of veterinary medicine in 1942,
he engaged in practice In Butler
county, In South Alabama, until
1944, when he entered the army.
As an officer in the veterinary
corps, he attended an army
school for veterinary officers on
meat and dairy hygiene, and
during his subsequent service
was engaged in inspection of
food products of animal origin,
general veterinary work, and
surgery on army war dogs and
horses. At present, he is a cap
tain in the army veterinary
oorps, reserve.
Dr. Burnside said he plans to
make Franklin his permanent
home.
$2,181 Is Allocated
For Highway Work Here
The State Highway and Pub
lic Works commission has allo
cated $2,181 for the maintenance
of highways through Franklin
during the fiscal year starting
next July 1, Mayor T. W. Angel,
Jr., has been notified. A portion
of the highway fund is set aside
each year for maintenance of
state highways through muni
cipalities, and this amount is
Franklin's share.
Hill Presented Gift
By Franklin Teachers
?George H. Hill, who is re
tiring as principal of the
Franklin school, was pre
sented with a handsome pen
and pencil set by the teach
ers of the school at a cere
mony Tuesday, the dosing
day of the school year. The
presentation was made by
William Crawford, of the
faculty. It was the second
gift Mr. Hill had received
in connection with tftie close
of sobool, students having
presented him a. watch chain
with knife attached at the
Junior-Senior banquet.
PLAN $50,000
CIVIC CENTER
Highlands Legion Tells
Community Meeting
About Program
Plans for a $50,000 combina
tion Legion home and commun
ity building at Highlands were
outlined by members of High
lands Memorial Post No. 370,
American Legion, at a commun
ity meeting Thursday night of
last week. The meeting, held at
the school theatre, was called
by the post, and was the second
Highlands ?community meeting
held in recent months.
Edward Potts, who discussed
the post's program, explained
tfiat the Legionnaires have sub
scribed $2,500, and that It Is
hoped the remainder of the
money 'can be raised by the
community. Subscriptions are
now being sought.
The building, he said, is pro
posed as a living memorial to
the men of Highlands township
v.'bo gave their lives in the two
world wars. It is designed to
serve as a meeting place for the
Legion and Legion auxiliary, for
the Boy Scouts, and for other
organizations; as a gymnasium
and recreation headquarters for
the youth of the area; and as a
community center for business,
civic, and social groups. A
sketch of the proposed structure
was then shown the audience.
The proposal provoked lively
discussion, with many members
of the audience asking questions
and a number indicating they
plan to contribute to the fund.
The group voted to hold pe
riodic community meetings,
under the direction of a com
munity meeting boartj, and
John Westbrook was elected
chairman of the board. Other
members are Edward Potts, Mrs.
H. P. P. Thompson, W. A. Hays,
and Mrs. Valentine.
W. W. "Alexander, city attorn
ey of Thomasville, ? Ga., and
Highlands, visitor, was the guest
speaker. He explained that
Thomasville also is a tourist
town, and gave the audience the
benefit of some of Thomasville's
experiences.
H^ offered Highlands a single
suggestion:
"Plan and zone the town, now.
It would be a simple matter to
day.
"But Highlands is going to
grow. It is a national tendency
for communities to grow, and
for business to spread out in a
town.
"And someone is going to
come in and disturb your pat
tern of life unless you have al
leady set the pattern to which
he must conform."
He explained that Thomas
ville, a town of 12,000, Is now
going through the throes of
community planning and city
zoning, and we are exactly 20
years too late."
Geographic Editor,
Seeking TVA Data,
Visit* This County
Frederick Slmplch, assistant
editor ot the National Geo
graphic magazine, who is in
this region preparing an article
on the TVA, spent Monday in
Macon County.
The Washington writer was
taken by the County Agent S.
W. Mendenhall to the Rabbit
Creek and Cat Creek communi
ties, and was shown a number
ot unit test demonstration
(arms In this county.
Mr. Slmplch, who has travel
ed all over the world, was
highly complimentary of the
farm methods and results he
saw in this county.
WILL DEDICATE
IOTLA CHURCH
SUNDAY AT 11
Methodist Bishop To
Conduct Impressive
Service
The Iotla Methodist church
will be dedicated by Bishop
Clare Purcell in an impressive
service Sunday morning at 11
o'clock.
The building, the third since
the organization of the church,
prior to 1900, will be presented
by Lawrence Ramsey, represent
ing the trustees, "to be dedi
cated to the glory of G9d and
the service of men".
Also on the program, as an
nounced this week by1 the pas
tor, the Rev. D. P. Grant, is Dr.
Walter B. West, district super
intendent, who will present Bis
hop Purcell. Special musical
liumbers have been prepared for
the service.
The church was built, Mr.
Grant explained, with the help
of friends of other denomina
tions, and the general public is
invited to be present for the
service, and to bring basket
lunches and participate in pic
nic dinner to be spread on the
p-ounds. A program also is
planned for the afternoon. A
crowd that will tax the church's
seating capacity of about 200 is
expected.
Just prior to the act of dedi
cation, Bishop Purcell will
preach the sermon.
Short talks by those who care
to speak and singing are plan
ned for the afternoon. Visiting
singing groups will be welcom
ed, Mr. Grant said.
The Iotla Methodist church
was organized In the latter part
of the nineteenth century, and
the congregation first worship
ed in a frame structure, which
was used until 1923. At that
time a brick church was com
pleted and dedicated, but In
1943 it burned.
The present building, which
cost approximately $8,000, was
completed in 1945, and now is
free of debt. It is built of tile
and stucco. New pews recently
were built and installed, and
the' floors have just been sand
ed in preparation for the dedi
catory service.
Mr. Grant, pastor of this and
the other churches on the
Franklin Methodist circuit, is
now serving his third year.
Trustees of the church, in
addition to Mr. Ramsey, are R.
L. Poindexter and J. E. Myers.
Members of the board of
stewards are Arbie Daves, J. C.
Myers, J E. Myers, Verlin Poin
dexter, J. C. Cansler, W. L.
Ramsey, Miss Vera Rogers, and
Miss Irene Sloan.
Mrs. W. L. Ramsey Is super
intendent of the Sunday school,
and Miss Virginia Cansler is
president of the Youth Fellow
ship.
Annual Meeting
Of W. M. U. To Be
Held Wednesday
The annual assoclational
meeting of the Woman's Mis
sionary union will be held next
Wednesday at the Ridgecrest
Baptist church, starting at 10
a. m , it has been announced by
Mrs. Fannie Gibson, association
superintendent.
Morning and afternoon ses
sions will be held, with a picnic
lunch to be served at noon.
Prominent speakers are on both
morning and afternoon pro
grams. The latter will be de
voted to young people's work.
Miss Ruth Edwards, who Is
employed by the Western Caro
lina Telephone Company here,
left Wednesday for East Lan
sing Mich., where she will spend
a week or ten days with her
sister and brother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Bryant.
F ranklin
SOFTBALL LEAGUE
1 Results
Monday, May 19: ?
Rotary, 18; Zlckgraf, 0.
Nantahala Power, 33; Oilers, S.
Coming Games
Friday, May 23: ?
Nantahala Power vs Legion.
Zlckgraf vs Burrell Motor.
Monday, May 26: ?
Legion vs Oilers.
Burrell Motor vi Rotary.
Prize for thla week's game*
given by Norton'* cafe.
    

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