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PROGRESSIVE
LIBER.iL
INDEPENDENT
VOL. LXI1? NO. 22
FRANKLIN, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1947
$2.00 PER YEAR
TOURNG FARM
AGENTS visrr
MACONSECTION
Rabbit Creek-Cat Creek
Demonstration Area
Praised By Group
Headed by Dean I. O. Schaub,
director of the North Carolina
extension service, 70 county
farm agents, on a tour, spent
Monday night In Franklin, and
Tuesday vLslted the Rabbit
Creek-Cat Creek farm demon
stration area.
Dean Schaub had visited the
farms in that section of the
county previously, and express
ed a special desire for the tour
ing agents to see the area. The
group told S. W. Mendenhall
and D. O. Allison, Macon coun
ty agent and assistant agent,
respectively, who accompanied
them, that the Rabbit Creek
Cat Creek section was the most
interesting demonstration they
had seen on their trip.
The TV A phosphate plant at
Muscle Shoals, Ala., was the
tour destination.
The group was made up of
agents from the southwestern
and northwestern extension dis
tricts of this state, and the
party included L. D. Altman
and O. F. McCrary, district
agents for those districts.
14 Persons From
Franklin Attend
Lions Convention
Seven members of the Frank
lin Lions club, accompanied by
their wives, attended the three
day "Silver Jubilee' celebration
of North Carolina Lions in
Asheville this week.
Attending from Franklin were
Robert R. Gaines, president
elect, and Mrs. Gaines, Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Hyde, Mr. and Mrs.
B. L. McGlamery, Mr. afldMrs.
Frank L. Henry, Jr., Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Bolton, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank B. Duncan, and Mr.
and Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr.
MUSIC MEET POSTPONED
Saturday's scheduled meeting
of the Franklin Junior Music
club has been postponed indefi
nitely.
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Building Notes:
Dr. S. H. Lyle has about 16,
000 feet of fine lumber now in
the kiln drying and will soon
be ready to resume work on his
new residence.
J. L. Barnard has his new
brick residence at the intersec
tion of West Main street and
Georgia street pretty well ad
vanced and the workmen $re
putting up the Inside work. Mr.
Barnard is having a brick dairy
house built near his new house
that will be a neat and con
venient affair.
Dr. J. H. Fouts had to sus
pend work on his dwelling on
Iotla street on account of the
burning of a kiln of lumber,
but he is making arrangements
for more lumber and will re
sume work soon.
25 YEARS AGO
Announcement is made by the
Dodge brothers, Detroit, of the
appointment of J. S. Conley
Motor company as their dealer
In this city. Mr. Conley will oc
cupy the Kelly garage building
on West Main street with a
complete salesroom and service
station. His territory includes
all of Macon county.
Rev. Elwood Bulgln, of Port
land, Oregon, spent a few days
In Franklin this week visiting
his mother and other relatives.
This was Rev. Bulgln's first visit
to his home in about 20 years.
10 YEARS AGO
Arrowood Olade, one of the
major recreational developments
of the Nantahala national for
feit, la rapidly nearlng comple
tion. In addition to the bathing,
and plcnlcing facilities available
to the public, an aborteum has
been developed which Includes
the less common trees found In
the forest. More than a hundred
different apeclea have been
planted during the past aprlng.
C.Of c.
Will Seek To Raise Fund
Of $1,250
The Franklin Chamber of
Commerce will launch its an
nual campaign (or members
within the next few days, it
was announced this week by
President Russell E. McKelvey.
The organization has a budget
of $1,250, which amount will be
sought in memberships. The
same total was sought and rais
ed last year.
The fund will be used chiefly
for two purposes: Advertising;
and maintenance of the cham
ber's Information booth.
The booth has been opened,
and Mrs. E. G. Crawford has
been employed full-time for the
season. Many inquiries, made
both by mall and In person, al
ready have been received, Mrs.
Crawford said.
Members of the committee
named to conduct the member
ship campaign are Treasurer
Frank B. Duncan, H. W. Cabe,
and T. W. Angel, Jr., and teams
to solicit the memberships will
be named shortly, it was said.
SCHOOL FINALS
AT HIGHLANDS
TOOPENSUNDAY
5 To Be Given Diplomas
At Graduation Program
On Thursday Night
Commencement exercises at
Highlands school will begin
Sunday night with the bacca
laureate sermon by the Rev. W.
T. Medlin, Jr., of Robbinsville,
at 7:45 o'clock In the school
auditorium.
Thursday night, June 5, will
be graduation night, when di
plomas will be awarded by
Covmty Superintendent Guy L.
Hook to the following five stu
dents:
Reglna Burnette, William
Lewis, Conley Owens, Allie Sue
Price and Evelyn Phillips. Mar
shall will be Arnold Keener and
Victory Wood, and ushers will
be Edna Norton and Dollie Wil
son.
Col. Ralph H. Mowbray will
deliver the address to the
graduating class, and the first
and second honor students will
depart from the traditional val
edictory and salutatory ad
dresses and will make speeches
on timely topics.
Class mascots will be Ann
Rldeout and Michael Baty. The
class flower Is the white rose;
class colors lavender and white;
and the class motto, "He who
would search for pearls must
dive below."
Others on the Thursday night
program will be Regina Bur
nette, who will give the class
history; Bill Lewis, the class
prophecy; and Conley Owens,
the class will.
Rotary
Starts Move To Repair
Ball Field Fence
The Franklin Rotary club, at
its weekly meeting Wednesday
night, voted to sponsor repairs
of the fence around the athletic
field at the school her*.
William Waldroop, member of
a committee appointed to in
vestigate the need and make
recommendations, reported that
250 feet of fence needed re
building outright, and that
enough material could be sal
vaged from that section of the
old fence to repair the remain
der.
The field is used in summer
for public softball and baseball
games, and it was pointed out
that It is virtually impossible,
until the fence Is repaired, to
collect enough of gate receipts
to pay the expenses of the
teams.
After considerable discussion,
it was decided to propose to the
sponsors of the six softball teams
in the Franklin league and to
the Cowee baseball team that
they divide the expense of the
project.
Baptist Ministers Will
Meet Here Next Monday
The Macon County Baptist
Ministers conference will be
held at the First Baptist church,
Franklin, next Monday, start
ing at 10:36 a. m.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Hunt, of
Ridgecrest, were here today
(Thursday) visiting relatives,
LOAN FUND IS
MEMORIAL TO
DEAD OF WAR 1
5 Macon Youths Aided
To Get Education;
Loans Available
Seventeen young men from
Macon County lost their lives in
World War 1, and an education
al trust fund, set up to aid
worthy Macon County youths of
succeeding generations, memor
ializes those 16 who gave their
lives all for their country.
Though few persons seem to
know that there is such a fund,
in the decade or more since it
was set up, the trust has made
it possible for four young men
r?.nd one young woman to ob
tain higher education.
And every penny loaned has
been repaid.
Today the fund has a suffi
cient amount available for loan
to assist two more young per
sons from this county to pursue
their education beyond high
school, it was announced this
week.
To be eligible for a loan, a
young man or woman must:
1. Be a descendant of a Ma
con County veteran of World
War 1.
2. Know the names of the 16
? Continued On Page Eight
Press Group
Entertained
By Franklin
A score of newspaper people,
on a tour of 'Western North
Carolina, were guests of the
Franklin chamber of commerce
at a luncheon at Kelly's Tea
room Sunday.
The group, arriving here from
Bryson City the middle of the
morning, attended the 11 o'clock
service at the First Baptist
church prior to the luncheon.
The party, made up of mem
bers of the Western North Car
olina Weekly Press association,
also included the president and
the secretary of the North Car
olina Press association.
At the luncheon, they were
welcomed to Franklin by Rus
sell E. McKelvey, president of
the Franklin chamber of com
merce, and brief talks were
made by Herbert Peele, publish
er of the Elizabeth City Daily
Advance, who is president of
the state press body, and Miss
Beatrice Cobb, publisher of the
Morganton News-Herald, who is
secretary of the state associa
tion. Miss Addie Mae Cooke,
editor of The Cherokee Scout,
Murphy, chairman of the tour
committee, presided and ex
pressed the appreciation of
members of the party.
The group, which left Ashe
ville by chartered bus Saturday
morning, visited the Cherokee
Indian Reservation, Newfound
Gap and Clingman's Dome, and
spent Saturday night at Frye
mont inn, Bryson City, where a
banquet was held, with Mr.
Peele, Miss Cobb, and B. Arp
Lowrance, publisher of the |
Mecklenburg Times, Charlotte,
as speakers.
From here, the party return
ed to Asheville Sunday after
noon via Highlands, Cashiers,
Brevard, Pisgah Forest, and
Waynesville.
Others in the party were Mrs.
Peele, Mrs. Lowrance, Noah Hol
lowell, of the Tribune, Hender
sonville, Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
Price, of The News, Rutherford
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Armfield,
of The Times, Brevard, Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis Russ and daughter,
Marguerite, of The Mountain
eer, Waynesville, Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Gray, of The Herald,
Sylva, Miss Elizabeth Whltten,
of The Progress, Marion, and
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Sossamon,
of The Times, Bryson City.
Franklin persons attending
the luncheon Included Mr. and
Mrs. McKelvey and Mr. and
Mrs. Weimar Jones.
Food Handlers' Clinic
To Be Held In Highlands
A food handlers' clinic will be
held at the Satulah club room
in Highlands Monday at 2 p. m.,
it was announced this week by
Mrs. R. R. Oaines. All food
handlers are urged to attend
the clinic, which will be con
ducted by Dr. W. A. Matthews
and Mrs. Oaines. A small fee
will be charged for the exam
ination*.
OUR DEMOCRACY t>M.t
MEMORIAL DAY
- when all us unite to honor our country'* heroes,
to recount their braue deeds and their sacrifices ~
in the spirit of solemnly rededicatin^ ourselves
to the hi^h ideals o|" Our Democracy.
Sunday School
To Honor Woman
On 90th Birthday
Next Sunday morning the
^.Walnut Creek Sunday school
will honor "Aunt Lizzie"
Rogers by holding its 11
o'clock service at her home.
The service is to be at
her home in connection with
her 90th birthday, which
she will observe June 5.
A picnic lunch will be
held at noon, and in the
afternoon the Rev. Arvil
Swafford pastor of the Pine
Grove Baptist church, will
preach.
"Aunt Lizzie's" recollec
tions go back to the Civil
War. She clearly remem
bers, among other incidents,
the organization of the first
Sunday school in the 'Geniss
section of the county.
Mrs. Baty
Succumbs At Highlands;
Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs.
Margaret Elizabeth Baty, 89,
who died at her home at High
lands Wednesday morning, were
held at the home Thursday
morning at 11 o'clock, with the
Rev. Herman Allen officiating.
Burial followed in the High
lands cemetery.
Mrs. Baty, who was 89, had
been 111 for five weeks. The
wife of J. S. Baty, she was
the former Miss Vinson, of I
Hendersonville, but had made
her home in Highlands for a
number of years. She was a
member of the Highlands Bap
tist church and of the Order
of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include three sons,
the Rev. J. W. Baty, R. A Baty,
and H. J. Baty, all of Highlands;
one daughter, Mrs. J. E. Hicks,
of Highlands, four brothers,
James and Charles Vinson, both
of Scaly, John Vinson, of Otto,
and George Vinson, of High
lands; 19 grandchildren, and 34
great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronald, Rol
lver, Harry, Joe, William. Ed
ward, Herbert, and Sam Baty,
Jr., and Bidd E. Burton.
Arrangements were under the
direction of Potts funeral home.
C. E. HILL HERE
C. E. Hill, of Oranlte, Okla.,
a native of the Horse Cove
community of Macon County,
and a printer on The Press in
1888, Is here for a visit. A neph
ew of Frank Hill, of Horse Cove,
he Is visiting the latter and his
family.
Mr. Hill recalls that when he
was with the paper the pub
lishers were the late F. 8.
Johnston and Thomas Christy.
AU type, of course, was set by
hand in those days.
Patton Will
Be Memorial
Day Speaker
National Memorial Day will be
observed in Highlands with a
program to be held at the ball
field at 11 o'clock tomorrow
(Friday) morning.
Judge George B. Patton, of
Franklin, will be the chief
speaker at the exercises, to
which the general public is in
vited. It will be Judge Patton's
first public address in his home
county since he was elected to
the bench several months ago
by Gov. Cherry.
The program is sponsored by
Highlands Memorial Post No
370, American Legion.
Silo Demonstration
Planned At Maxwell
Farm Monday At 10
A demonstration on building
and filling a sisalkraft silo at
the old Maxwell farm, located
on the Murphy highway, six
miles from Franklin, will be
held Monday at 10 a. m.
The sisalkraft silo is a tem
porary construction made of
welded wire and sisalkraft paper
which enables the farmer to
solve his silage problems at a
low cost, according to Paul Nave
of Coble Dairy Products.
The demonstration will be
sponsored by the Coble com
pany, and lunch will be served
by the Slagle school 4-H club.
Anyone desiring transportation
is requested to be at the Agri
cultural building by 9 a. m.
One Baby Per Day
Is Being Botrn In
Walnut Creek Area
The population of the
Walnut Creek community is
growing, steadily and at a
consistent rate, as the fol
dowing four announcements
show:
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Mash
burn have announced the
birth of a daughter at their
Walnut Creek hiome May 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hed
den, of Walnut Creek, have
announced the birth of a
son at Angel .hospital May
23.
Born to Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Stiwinter, of Walnut
Creek, a daughter at Anget
hospital May 24.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Berry
have announced the birth of
a daughter at the Walnut
Creek home of Mrs. Berry's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Hedden, May 25. While this
baby, the fourth in four
days, was born on Walnut
Creek, the parents made
their borne In the Co wee
section.
MAJOR ISSUES
FACE ALDERMEN
AT NEXT MEET
Appointments, W a t e i
Supply, Parking
Await Action
The Franklin board of alder
men, at Its monthly meeting
Monday night, will face half a
dozen major items of business.
Meanwhile, on the same eve
ning, the new board of alder
men at Highlands will hold Its
organization meeting. It is the
custom there for members of
the retiring board to meet with
the new at the latter's first
session.
The Franklin board held its
initial session May 14. when
considerable business was trans
acted. At that time, however,
the board deferred until Mon
day night the selection of a
town clerk, the appointment of
two policemen, and the naming
of an electrical inspector. The
latter position has been unfill
ed for sometime.
Members of the board, at the
first meeting, agreed that per
haps the most important prob-i
lem before this administration
is the question of obtaining ad
ditional water for the town. At
that time, the reservoirs were
so low that residents on Harri
son avenue were unable to get
Water on the second floors. ,
A pump that was not work
ing at the time has now been
put back in operation, and it
was reported this week that the
water situation has so far im
proved that car washing is be
ing permitted one day this
week, and it is hoped the water
available for this purpose can
be increased next week.
With the town growing, how
ever, the board members seem
agreed that more water must
be provided soon. Three pos
siblities were suggested at the
meeting a fortnight ago: Bor
ing a fourth well; obtaining
water from the river and in
stalling a filter plant; and buy
ing a watershed.
The parking problem also is
expected to come up again. At
the last meeting members of
the board discussed the advis
ability of installing parking
meters in the business section;
and a committee was appointed
to confer with the board of
county commissioners on the
suggestion that the county lot,
between Main and Church
streets, be utilized as. a produce
row. 1
The board also must adopt a
budget in the near future, and,
on a basis of that budget, set
a tax rate. It is anticipated that
the tax levy will be higher than
the present rate of $1.15 on the
$100 valuation.
The board has before it four
applications for the position of
town clerk. The applicants are
Frank I. Murray, Mrs. Mary
Frank I. Murray, Ms. Mary
Louise Sherill, and Frank Leach.
At the last meeting there were
only two applicants for the two
positions on the police force, C.
D. Baird, and T. W. Phillips,
the present policeman
Cub Scouts Will
Be Given Charter
Sunday Afternoon
Presentation of the pack's
charter will feature a meeting
of the Franklin Cub scouts Sun
day afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the Methodist church, it has
been announced by Russell E.
McKelvey, cubmaster.
All members of the Lions
club, which sponsors the Cubs,
are especially invited for the
ceremony, Mr. McKelvey said,
adding that he understands the
Cubs,, will challenge the men
present to a baseball game, fol
lowing the meeting.
F ranklin
SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Results
Friday, May 23: ?
Nantahala Power, 14; Veter
ans, 9.
Burrell Motor, 14; Zickgraf, 10
Monday, May 26: ?
Veterans, 17; Oilers, 11.
Rotary, 15; Burrell, 9.
Coming Games
Friday, May 30: ?
Zickgraf vs Veterans.
Burrell vs Nantahala.
Monday, June 2: ?
Zickgraf vs Oilers.
Nantahala vs Rotary.
Prizes for Friday's games to
be given by Macon County Sup
ply company; for Monday'*
game*, by Macon Theatre.
    

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