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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
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. /
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The announcement reads in
"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.
Named Town Clerk At
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
Mrs. Merrill plans to leave
shortly on an extended trip
through the northwestern part
of the United States and Can
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
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
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
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.
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
"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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.

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