Watch This Figvr ? Grow! THIS WEEK 2,216 Net Paid Circulation 1,995 YEAR AGO THIS WEEK &ht ijigljlatdte Baconian PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT ThU la YOUR Town. Help Keep It Clean I'se Trash Containers On Street VOL. LXII? NO. 24 FRANKLIN, N. C.. THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1947 $2.00 PER YEAR PAUL NAVE IS NAMED TO HEAD LOCAL LEGION New Officers ,Of Post To Be Installed At July Meet Paul Nave, local representative of Coble Dairy Products, was elected commander of Post 108, American Legion, at last Satur day night's meeting, held at the Slagle Memorial. Mr. Nave, who will succeed Harold Enloe as commander, and other new officers of the post are expected to be Install ed in July. Other officers were elected as follows: E. G. Crawford, adjutant and finance officer; the Rev. Hoyt Evans, chaplain; Harold Eloe, first vice-commander; John D. Alsup, second vice-commander; John Crawford, assistant adjut ant and finance officer; A. R. Hlgdon, service officer; Bob S. Sloan, assistant service officer; Gilmer A. Jones, guardianship officer; Cecil Parker, sergeant at-arms; Frank I. Murray, Sr., historian; Horace Nolen, athletic officer; Bill Bryson, child wel fare officer; and W. R. Wal droop, graves registration officer. Lon Dalton was named mem bership chairman, and Bob S. Sloan is in charge of publicity. Jimmy Rogers To Be Given Rating Of Star Scout Jimmy Rogers will be pro moted to the rank of Star Scout, third highest rating in Boy Scouting, at the court of honor tonight (Thursday) at Carson's Chapel. Three other members Of the Franklin troop will go up for merit badges. They are Charles Thomas, Bob Myers, and Frank Henry, III. / 50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK I Jas M. Williams & Co., of( Charlottesville, Va., are putting in a new saw mill at Aquone with a capacity of three to four hundred thousand feet per month. The dam and boom have been constructed just back of the Munday store house. The mills will be on the far side of the river and the lumberyard on this side. Commissions have been is sued by the governor of North Carolina to state delegates to the international gold conven tion in Denver. Dr. S. H. Lyle is one of the thirty from this state. 25 YEARS AGO Mr. T. W| Angel, Jr., returned the first of this week from Chapel Hill, where he has been a student at the University of North Carolina. Mr. John Crawford and son, Will, of Clay county are here spending several days with rel atives. Mr. Crawford is an old resident of Macon, but this is his first visit here in several years. He is an uncle of Messers Lee and Wade Crawford. 10 YEARS AGO In a ceremony of beautiful simplicity. Miss Margaret Ade laide McGulre, daughter of Mrs. William B. McGuire, was mar ried to John Warner Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warner Rowe Cooper, of Athens, Ga. Saturday afternoon, June 5, at 5 o'clock on the spacious lawn at the home of the bride's mother. Mrs. Henry Slagle, of Car toogechaye, received a pair of pea fowls from her son, Dr. Dick Slagle, in Puerto Rico, who Is doing clinical work there. The pea fowls were In perfect con dition when they arrived. Among the students who have returned from college to their homes here are Charles M. Hunter, Wlnton Perry, and Bob by Sloan from the University of North Carolina, Nick Hunter, J D. Patton, Floyd Weyman and Jeff Enloe, Jr , from North Car olina State college. Wayah Flowers Few Thi? Year, Due To Freezes This sprint's Late frosts and freezes played havoc with the flowers on Wayah Bald, Clinton Johnson, of the Forest Service, said this week. The blossoms, added to the scenic beauty of the peak, ordinarily make Way ah one of the show places of all Western North Caro lina in June. But this year the bloom is light. There are comparatively few azalea blossoms, and al most none of the white, Mr. Johnson said; the laurel, also in bloom now, is some what scattered; and indica tions are the ilhododendron bloom will be much lighter than usual. The view from Wayatr, however, more than repays a trip, at any time of the year, Mr. Johnson added. MISS SLOAN IS HEAD OFNURSES Promotion Of Franklin Woman Announced By Grady Hospital Miss Tiinoxena Sloan, of Franklin and Atlanta, has been appointed director of nursing (superintendent) of Grady hos pital, Atlanta, according to an announcement received here from the hospital. Miss Sloan, who is the daugh ter of Mrs. J. S. Sloan, was pro moted from the position of di rector of nftrsing education, a post she has held at Grady hos pital since 1941. She is a graduate nurse from Ptvsbyterian hospital, New York, and received her baccalaureate degree from Columbia univer sity. The announcement reads in part: "Miss Sloan has been in our educational department 12 years, and has been director of nurs ing education since 1941. She has a sound foundation of train ing and experience. In addition, she has the advantage of an intimate acquaintance with the hospital's traditions, its present policies and its future programs. She subscribes to the highest standards of her profession, and she is particularly Interested In the intelligent correlation of the teaching and practice of nurs ing. She has outlined some very specific plans which are design ed to improve the service of her department, and we have given assurances of administrative en couragement and cooperation. . . . We are very glad that a member of our own organiza tion, who has served loyally and successfully, has deserved our appointment to greater oppor tunities and responsibilities." M?thodists Plan Vacation Sdhool, Starting Monday The annual vacation church school at the Franklin Metho dist church will open Monday and continue through Friday, June 27, with sessions from 9 to 11 a. m. daily except Satur day and Sunday. A preliminary session for the purpose of registration will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the church, when re freshments will be served. Mrs. Pearl Hunter will be di rector of the school. Othfers on the staff are Miss Frances Furr, secretary; Mrs. C. N. (Joe) Dowdle and Miss Carolyn Long, pianists; Mrs. Zeb Conley and Mrs. Jim Cunningham, kinder garten teachers; Mrs. Roy Cun ningham and Miss Carolyn Long, primary; Mrs. Allen Slier and Mrs. Henry Christy, juniors; Mrs. D. A. Stewart, intermediates; Mrs. Ray Hemphill, handwork Instructor for juniors; and Miss Dorothy Conley, assistant teach er. Mrs. W. E. Hunnlcutt heads the committee on refreshments. Baptist Vacation Bible School To Close Friday The two-week vacation Bible school at the First Baptist church here will close with commencement exercises to morrow (Friday) evening. The school has attracted an average attendance of 224, the largest on [record ?t the church. Dupree Named Town Clerk At Highlands R. N. Dupree has been chosen by the Highlands board of com missioners as town clerk to suc ceed Mrs. Virginia P. Merrill, who resigned Mr. Dupree was sworn In by Mayor James O. Beale Monday afternoon, and assumed his new duties imme diately. Mrs. Merrill plans to leave shortly on an extended trip through the northwestern part of the United States and Can ada. Mr. Dupree has accepted the position on a temporary basis, since he and Mrs. Dupree plan to teach in the Highlands school during the coming school year. Ml itvtKov PvAm Win Diplomas Macon County students were graduated during the past fort night from a number of insti tutions of higher learning. Four from this county receiv ed diplomas from N. C. State college, Raleigh, Monday. They are: Brownlow Addington, Keith Edward Gregory, and George Wayne Walker, all of whom re ceived the bachelor of science degree in animal Industry; and Glenn Andrew Patton, the B S. degree in agricultural engi neering. Robert Stanley (Bob) Sloan was given the bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina Monday, and at the same time a certificate in public health nursing was awarded Miss Laura A. Slagle. Miss Frankie Elizabeth Hors ley received the B. S. degree from Wake Forest college in ex ercises last week, and Miss Mil dred Reid was graduated from Meredeith college. Earlier last week five young women from this county receiv ed their diplomas from Woman's college of the Univer sity of North Carolina, Greens boro. Kimsey Boy Injured In Hay Rake Mishap Harold Kimsey, young son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kimsey, of Franklin, is ill at Angel clinic, suffering from a fracture of the skull. The boy was hurt while driving a hay rake. The horse ran away, Harold was thrown to the ground, and the rake passed over his body. PLAN SINGING HERE SUNDAY The Young People's Singing convention will be held at the courthouse here Sunday at 1 p. m. All singers,- especially young people who sing, are in vited. The Rev. Theron Slagle will preside. George Henry Hill and Bev erly Christy, who represented the Youth Fellowship of the Franklin Methodist church at a conference at Camp Carlisle, re turned home Friday night of last week. Bridal Veil Falls Photo Appears In | New York Newspaper A picture of Bridal Veil Falls, on the Franklin-High lands road, was published by The New York Herald Tribune in its issue of Sun day, May 25. The two-column cut ap peared in the tourist sec tion of the paper, on the same page with an article about Miami's Royal Puin ciana Festival and another about the tourist prospects of the state of South Caro lina. "Cars Pass Under Cascade in North Carolina" was the caption that appeared over the picture. Underneath was the line: "Bridal Veil Falls forms natural arch over Highway". The location of the falls was not given. The photograph was sup plied by the news and ad vertising division of the State Department of Con servation and Development. UNION SERVICE1 SERIES PLANNED Methodist - Presbyterian Sunday Night Meets To Start July 6 Plans for a series of Sunday evening union services by the Methodist and Presbyterian , churches here tfere worked out at a meeting held Tuesday night at the Presbyterian church. Neither church is conducting evening services now. The services, to be held at 8 p. m. each Sunday evening, will get under way July 6. The first service will be held ; at the Presbyterian church, with the Methodist pastor, the Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, in charge. The service July 13 will be at the Methodist church, with the Presbyterian pastor, : the Rev. Hoyt Evans, in charge, ' and thereafter the place and ' the minister conducting the service will alternate. The plan calls for guest min isters, when available, to con duct the services. The choirs of the' two churches will work to gether to provide the music, and arrangements were made for 10 ushers at each service, j five from each church, under , the leadership of H. W. Cabe i and T. H. Fagg. Persons attending the meet ing, in addition to the pastors ] of the two churches, included | Mr. Cabe, W. Katenbrink, Louis i Manning, John Bulgin, Mr. Fagg, t B. L. McGlamery, Mrs. Zeb Con- , ley, Mrs. H. A. Wilhide, Miss , Elsie Hayes, and Mrs. Claude , Bolton, who was named secre- j tary-treasurer of the union or- j ganization. Mr. Evans is chair- 1 man. Slagle In California At Rotary Convention A. B. Slagle, representing the , Franklin Rotary club, is attend- , ing the International Rotary convention in San Francisco, ] Calif. , Miss Wells, Former Iotla Principal, Will Retire After 41 Years In Schools After 41 years' work in the schools of North Carolina, Miss Elizabeth Wells will retire July 1. Miss Wells is a native of the Shortoff community, and for seven years served as principal of the Iotla High school. In 1920 she went to Johnston county as supervisor of rural schools, and she has been there ever since. When she completes her work there the latter part of June, she plans to come back to her native mountains for the sum mer. Then she will return to the red-roofed cottage she built in Smlthfleld a number of years ago, to spend the remainder of her life doing the many things she always has wanted to do, but until now has never found time for. Miss Wells' father was a Uni tarian minister and her moth er a teacher. Seeking health for Mr. Wells, the couple came South and settled at Shortoff, and there Mary Elizabeth Wells, was born and reared. After attending high school at Cambridge, Mass., and State i Teachers college at Framing- < ham, Mass., Miss Wells returned to Shortoff, where she and a : classmate opened a school. She taught there for four years. In 1910 she went to Iotla as prin cipal of the high school that was operated in that community then. After seven years at Iotla, she went to what is now West ern Carolina Teachers college, at Cullowhee, where she spent four years before going to Smithfleld. Though a teacher and super visor, Miss Wells has found time to make a home for two nieces who came to her in 1923, aged four and 12, respectively, upon the death of their mother, and to "mother", for long or short periods, many another youngster, whether he or she needed a home or merely a bit ,01 encouragement. Medlin Drives Through War, Dies In Mishap During his 20 months' over seas army service, Dewey Med lin served through four Euro pean campaign, driving trucks carrying engineers' equipment, supplies, and personnel through blackouts and every other type of difficult driving condition only to die in a motor vehicle accident in his native moun tains. Mr Medlin, 26-year old son of the Rev. and Mrs. D. Judson Medlin, of the West's Mill com munity, was fatally injured shortly after noon last Satur day when the motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile on Cowee mountain. Patrolman Pritchard Smith, Jr., who investigated the accident, said Mr. Medlin apparently lost control of his motorcycle while passing a truck on a curve, and collided with an automobile driven by James G. Spencer, of Pine Knot, Ky. Mr. Medlin died shortly aftei he arrived at Angel hospital here. Others hurt, though not crit ically, in the accident included Carl Dietz, of West's Mill, who also was riding the motorcycle Mrs. Spencer, and Mrs. George A. Cordell, the latter also of Pine Knot, Ky. Funeral services for Mr. Med lin, who was reared in Swain county, were held at Bryson City Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Arrangements were under the direction of potts funeral home He is survived by his par ents, and seven sisters, Mrs. Irma McLean, Mrs. Ed Wiggins, and Mrs. Hiram Taylor, all of Belmont, and the Misses Dor othy, Jean, Gwendolyn, and Bobby Medlin, all of West's Mill. Mr. Medlin, who entered serv ice in October, 1941, held the American Theatre, American Defense, and Victory medals, and the European Theatre of Operations medal with four bronze stars. Porters Win' Recognition For Musical Work Articles about the work in the field of music of James B. Por ter and his wife, Mrs. Ellen Jane Lorenz Porter, of Dayton, Ohio, recently have appeared in the Dayton Daily News. The Dayton newspaper in a recent issue published a photo graph of Mr. Porter at the argan, in connection with the account of a lecture recital he ; and Mrs. Porter gave to con clude DePauw university's re cent conference on church mus ic. Mr. Porter is choirmaster at Second Lutheran church, Day ton. Mrs. Porter's photograph also appeared recently, when the de gree of doctor of music was con ferred upon her by Lebanon Valley college, Annville, Penna., 'for her distinguished musical scholarship, her compositions and her services to the cultiva tion and creation of both secu lar and sacred music". Mrs. Porter is chairman of the editorial board of the Lorenz Publishing company in Dayton, af which her father is presi dent. The company, about which the Dayton newspaper recently carried a feature article, is one af the country's largest pub lishers of church music. Dr. Joseph W. Kahn and Miss Clyde Berry, members of the staff of Angel hospital, were both injured in an automobile accident Wednesday afternoon. F ranklin SOFTBALL LEAGUE Results Friday, June 6: Oilers 6; Burrell 19. Rotary 7; Veterans 3. Monday, June 9: NP & L Co. 19; Zickgraf 17. Veterans 31; Burrell' 9. Coming Games Friday, June 13: Burrell vs Zickgraf. Oilers vs Rotary. Monday, June 16; Veterana vs NP Si L Co. Rotary vi Zickgraf, REPORT SUPPLY OF WATER HERE SERIOUSLY LOW Citizens Urged To Guard Against Wastj; Filter Units Ordered Franklin's water . supply is critically low, and members of the board of aldermen this week called upon citizens of the community to conserve water In every possible way. In no case should hoses be turned on lawns or gardens, W. C. Burrell, water committee chairman, said, nor should town water be used for washing auto mobiles, whether in garages or by car owners. ? With the water level in the reservoirs remaining low, it is urgent that a reserve be built up, because of the possibility of fire, it was pointed out Meanwhile, Mayor T. W. Angel has telegraphed and telephoned Richmond, Va., in an effort to Fagg Resigns T. H. Fagg today (Thurs day) resigned as a member of the Franklin board of aldermen. Mr.. Fagg has moved outside the town lim its, and thus is disqualified to serve on the board. Mr. and Mrs. Fagg and family have moved to the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones, on the Georgia road. Mr. Fagg, manager of the Nantahala Creamery, was chosen as an alderman in the election May 6, and took office the latter part of last month. speed the purchase of two mo bile filtering units, ordered by the town May 24 from govern ment surplus. It is proposed to obtain water either from the creek running eastwardly through the southern part of the town or from the Little Tennessee river, pass it through these filtering units, which have chlorinating attach ments, and pump it into the water mains. The two units eacn has a maximum capacity of 75 gallons per minute, or a total of 150 gallons. This is about the flow from the town's three wells, and thus would almost double the quantity of water available. The pumps would operate against the pressure in the water mains, however, and thus the maxi mum probably would be con siderably reduced, it is said. The filtering units, town of ficials explained, are being in stalled as an emergency, tem porary measure. They added that it is proposed to use them only as necessary; when the tanks are full, the inflow of stream water will be cut off, and turned on again only when the level starts to drop. The units, mounted on GMC trucks, are priced by the gov ernment at $4,155.50 each, but municipalities buying them are given a 95 per cent discount, so the actual cost to the town of both units is only a little more than $400. The equipment has never been used. As soon as the purchase has been given the formal approval required in acquisition of gov ernment property, it is proposed to send someone to Richmond, Va., where the units are stored, to drive them to Franklin, and Mr. Burrell expressed the hope that they can be obtained some time next week. The water supply here long has been no more than ade quate, it was said, with the supply frequently becoming short. In addition, a number of temporary factors have aggra vated the present situation.. Considerable water has been used in testing sections of new mains being laid; difficulty has been experienced with pumps at the wells; and the drought is believed to have affected the wells' flow. The water situation was the topic at Wednesday night's meeting of the Rotary club, which devoted its program pe riod to a general discussion of the problem. Mrs. Cora Reid and her daughter, Miss Pauline Reid, went to Raleigh last week to attend the graduation of an other daughter of Mrs. Reid, Miss Mildred Reid, from Mer edith cpllege. The three have returnef to their home here.