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FRANKLIN N. C.. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1947
$2.00 FER YEAR
MORE THAN 100
CATTLE SOLD AT
STOCK AUCTION
Veal Frioei Average
$22.50, Cows $13.00,
Steers $13.50
More than 100 cattle were
placed on the auction block
before a large group o f buyers
by the Franklin Live Stock Auc
tion at the firm's first sale held
Wednesday at their newly erect
ed stock pens on the Georgia
road.
This new firm is under the
management of B. V. (Verlon)
McCoy and plans to conduct
similar sales each Wednesday
afternoon.
At this opening sale, bidding
was lively, and veal calves and
fat cows brought especially
good prices.
Top price for veal calves was
$24.50 per hundred weight, with
the average being $22.50; while
fat cows, ready for slaughter,
brought a high of $15 and av
eraged $13 to $14.
Steers topped at $16 and av
eraged $13.50. <
The top price paid for year
lings was $16.50, with the aver
age price being $14. A few milk
cows were auctioned at a price
ranging from $70 to $80.
Several horses were placed on
the block, but trading was slow.
Mr. McCoy has obtained the
services of R. A. (Bob) Patton
as auctioneer for all sales.
In opening the sale Mr. Pat
ton stressed the fact that these
sales will be conducted each
week and that every effort will
be made to obtain the highest
price possible for all live stock
brought for sale. The auctioneer
also pointed out that it was ex
pected that an even larger
number of cattle and other live
stock will be available at later
sales, as many people now have
their stock in pasture and do
not wish to bring tt^ejn o ll the
grass at this time, il'fi '? '? '
Among the chief buyers on
hand for the sale were J. If.
Franklin and sons, who have
recently opened a modern
slaughter house in this county,
Ralph Bradley, Ralph Penland,
L. Simmons, and Gene Bald
win. Mr. Franklin was the larg
est buyer of the day.
PLAN ALL-DAY MEETING
An all-day service Will be
held a? Sloan's Chapel Sunday,
starting at 10:30 a. m., with
dinner to be served on the
grounds at noon.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
The Board of County Com
missioners was in session two
days at the last term. The Board
in connection with the Clerk
and Register elected M. L. Kelly,
J. O. Slier, and W. J. Evans as
the Board of Education under
the recent law. The following
taxes were levied: For roads
and bridges, 5 cents on the $100
and 15 cents on each poll. Spe
r clal levy for Highlands town
kship, 10 cents on the $100 and
30 cents on the poll for roads.
For paupers, 3 cents on the $100 j
and 25 cents on the poll; for
f schools, 46 cents on the poll;
20 cents on the $100 for ordi
nary purposes. Special taxes 6
cents on the $100 and 18 cents
of the poll.
2S YEARS AGO '
Rev. H. O. Allen, who Is con
ducting revival services at the
Franklin Methodist church, has |
invited the members of the
Board of Trade to attend the
Friday evening services in a
body, as the service for the eve
ning will be In honor of the
board. All members are request
ed to meet at the office of the
Board of Trade Friday evening
at 8:00 o'clock. ? 8. H. Lyle, Sec.
10 YEARS AGO
A very Interesting meeting of
the United Daughters of Con
federacy was held Monday af
ternoon at the home of Mrs.
J. R. Ray. The chapter gave a
cash prize for the best essay
written on a hero or heroine
In the War Between the States.
This was won by Miss Jean
Moore, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Gordon Moore. The essay
was a sketch of the life of her
great - grandmother, Avaline
Lynch Barnard.
Whitmire Heads
N. C. Association
Of Ag. Teachers
I
E. J. Whitmire, vocational
agriculture teacher in the
Franklin High school, has
been elected president of
the North Carolina Associa
tion of Agriculture Teach
ers.
Mr. Whitmire was chosen
at a meeting of (|he asso
ciation in Raleigh last week.
The meeting was' held in
connectiin with the annual
State college short course
for agriculture teachers,
which Mr. Whitmire attend
ed.
SAME TAX RATE!
NEXT YEAR SEEN!
Board of Commissioners j
Tc A<*opt Budget, Fix
Levy July 7
Next year's county-wide tax
rate probably will be the same
as th'.s year's, Chairman W E.
(Gene) Baldwin, of the board J
of county commissioners said
this week.
The present rate is $1.10 per
hundred dollars' valuation.
While there will be slight in
creases in some items of ex
pense, Mr. Baldwin said the
board expects to be able tfl meet 1
its budget without any increase
in the tax rate.
The board, at Its regular '
meeting Monday, July 7, will
adopt a budget for the fiscal '
year starting July 1 and fix a
rate.
Mrs. McKee
To Be Speaker At Zone
Meet At Mt. Zicti
Mrs. E. L. McKee, of Sylva,
will be the chief speaker at a
meeting of the Macon County
zone, , Woman's' -Sftfel^Efes for
Christian Service, Wednesday of
next week. The zone comprises
the societies of all the Metho
dist churches In this county.
The session will get under way
at 10:30 a. m. and Mrs. McKee
will speak during the morning.
In the afternoon, Mrs. W. W.
Jones, of Waynesville, district
secretary of children's work,
will meet with the local child
ren's work secretaries,.
All the ladies from churches,
throughout the county are in
vited. Each person attending is
asked to bring one dish, and a
"pot luck" lunch will be ser
ved at noon.
Fence
Around Athletic Field Is >
Now Finished
? i
The athletic field at the
school here Is now fenced, Wil- i
11am Waldroop, member of a
Rotary club committee on the i
project, reported at Wednesday ;
night's meeting of the club.
About 400 feet of new fence 1
has been built, at a total cost i
of approximately $140, and the i
remainder of the fence has been i
repaired.
The Rotarians took the initia
tive in the work. It Is under
stood that sponsors of the var
ious teams in the softb&ll league,
which use the field, will share
the expense with the club.
Swmming, Golf,
Tennis At Lodge
Open To Public
The Franklin Lodge and Golf
Course opened for its fourteenth
season- this week under the
management of Major and Mrs.
J. F. Carmack.
Major Carmack said that the
swimming, tennis and golf fa
cilities would be open to the
public.
He added that he had obtain
ed the services of Dick Mehhrof,
Tulane university student and
veteran of four years' naval
service, as life guard.
Mr. Mehhrof will also give
swimming lessons for beginners,
Intermediates, and advanced
groups He has served as a
swimming Instructor In both the
navy, and In several boys' camps
prior to the war.
PLAN BOX SUPPER
A box supper will be held
tomorrow (Friday) night at 8
o'clock at Carson's Chapel Meth
odist church as a benefit for
the Boy Scouts and the Oolden
Cross orphanage fund.
WATER SAFETY
PROGRAM WILL
START JULY 14
Swimming Instructors'
Course To Be Given
By Red Cross
A swimming Instructors' class
will be conducted here by the
Red Cross July 14-25, with
James Davis, special field rep
resentative, in charge, It was
announced Tuesday night at a
meeting of the executive oOm
mlttee of the Macon County Red
Cross chapter. The Rev Charles
E. Parker, chapter chairman, al
so announced the appointment
of James Hauser as water saf
ety chairman.
Mr. Davis, who will come here !
to teach the course, made a
record, a few years ago, in com
petitive swimming During the
war, he served as an officer in
the navy. > I1
The class for Instructors will I
be the first phase in a county
wide water safety program plan
ned by the Red Cross. The
course will be open, without
charge, to any person 18 years
of age or older, who can swim.
Its purpose is to prepare in
structors to teach boys and girls
in this county how to swim, j ?
Classes for the youngsters are '
planned later this season. Per
sons interested in taking the j
Instructors' course are asked to
notify Mr. Hauser, Mrs. Mary Jo :
Sloan, home service secretary, or
any member of the executive ,
committee.
The classes will be conducted 1
at Arrowood Olade and Cliff
side, the swimming facilities of
which have been made avail
able by officials of the Nanta- .
hala National forest. '
Another feature of the exe
:utive committee's meeting was
i report by S. C. Russell, of
Highlands, on the recent na
tional Red Cross convention in
Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Russell at
tended the convention as the
repvsentative of the Macon
County chapter, and gave mem
bers of the committee an in
teresting account of the con
tention's highlights.
W. D. Dibbrell, general field
representative for this Red Cross
area, with headquarters in At
lanta, attended the committee
rneeting.
38 Boys, Girls j
Attend 7-Day ;
S. S. Meeting
Thirty-eight boys and girls 1
from six union Sunday schools
in Macon County returned Mon
day from a week's American (
Sunday School union Bible con- ,
(erence at Lake Louise confer
snce grounds, Toccoa, Oa. ,
Highlights of the gathering, ,
designed to give rural young ]
people from union Sunday .
schools a week of Christian j
leadership training, Bible study, j
evangelism, and recreation, In
cluded participation in a broad- ?
cast over Toccoa's Radio Station
WRLC and a guided tour of the !
LeTourneau company's factory
and offices in Toccoa.
The group sang over the ra- .
dio, and Loralne Angel, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Angel,
sang "Fairest Lord Jesus", as a '
solo.
Members of the Macon Coun- ?
ty group, headed by the Rev. '
and Mrs. R. H. Hull, were:
Bobby Norris, Margauriettc
Smart, Clyde Quest, Mattle Jo
Guest, Clyde Houston, Roy
Brooks, Frances Corbin, Marga
ret Thomas, Kenneth McCall,
Howard Ouest, Kelly Moses, and
Clyde Norton, from Sloan's
Chapel; Iris Long, Kathryn
Long, Freda Tallent, George
Phillips, Larry Phillips, Louise
Ray, Arlene Ray, Martha
Jones, Charles Russell, Chris
tine Tilson, Loraine Angel,
Bobby Mason, Billy Mason, and
Dixie Nell Myers, from Friend
ship Tabernacle; Carolyn Bry
son, Edwlna Bryson, Ruth Le
qulre, Kenneth Clark, and Sally
Grant, from Salem; Jack Hed
den, and Richard Mashburn,
from Walnut Creek; Tracy Tal
lent, Fred Stewart, and Nell
Baldwin from River Bend; and
Juanita Evans and Helen Evans,
from Olive Hill. ?
The output of chicks by
North Carolina commercial
hatcheries last year totaled ap
proximately 15,100,000.
Women May Serve As Jurors
At Next Macon Court Term
When Macon Superior court
convenes In August, women may
oe drawn for duty on the granu
or petit juries ? for the first '
time in the county's history.
The board of county com
missioners this week completed
the selection of the jury list
from which jurors will
be drawn during the next two
years, and among the names
placed in the box are those of
women.
The names came chiefly from
the tax books, and it is esti
mated that about one out of 20
of the little typewritten slips
placed in the jury box bears
the name of a woman.
The action of the commis
sioners is in compliance with
a state constitutional amend
ment, providing for women to
serve on juries, adopted in last
November's general, and with
an act of the 1947 general as
sembly.
Names of some Negroes also
were placed in the jury box, as
required by a decision of the
U. S. supreme court. This, how
ever, was not the first time
Negroes were included in a jury ;
list here.
The selection of new names
to be placed in this county's i
jury box, begun by the com- i
missioners at their regular i
meeting June 2, was complet- |
ed at a session Monday of this
week. As the commissioners ap- ?
proved and read a name, it was i
typed by Lake V. Shope, secre- 1
tary to the board, and the type- :
written page later was cut into ;
slips, each bearing one name, i
These slips then were placed In
the bo*. From this box, jury
lists of 55 will be drawn by a
child at the direction of the
commissioners prior to each couri
term, and from the lists drawn
by the commissioners Jurors
themselves will be drawn at the
opening of court.
The legislative act requiring
the drawing of a new jury list
provides that "the boards ol
county commissioners of the
several counties shall cause
their clerks to lay before them
the tax returns for the pre
ceding year . . . and a list 01
names of persons who do not
appear upon the tax lists, who
are residents of the county anu
over 21 years of age, from which
list the board of county com
missioners . . . shall select the
names of such persons . . . who
are of good moral character and
have sufficient intelligence to
serve as members of grand and
petit juries".
The act also provides that "in
the event a jury is composed of
men and women, the court may,
in its discretion, appoint" one
male and one female officer
to have charge of the jury "and
permit the members of the jury
9f opposite sexes to be provid
ed separate rooming accommo
dations when not actually en
gaged in deliberations".
The law also provides that a
woman drawn for jury duty
may be .excused in the event she
is ill, is needed at home to care
for children under 12 years of
age, or is needed by a member
of her family who is ill.
Mountain
Bloisoms, Now At Height,
Large And Brilliant
Despite late frosts and a dry
spring, the azalea and chodo
iendrum on the surrounding
mountainsides are now in full
aloom. While there is not the
profusion of blossoms sometimes
found, the blooms this year are
arger in size and more bril
iant in color.
Sightseers who traveled to
?he top of Wayah Bald last
week, many of them natives of
this section, remarked that they
lad seldom seen a more bril
iant floral display.
? Among the* mac y places which
will still be tit* their' height,
this week-end is the peak of
Wayah, ^far-famed for its beauty,
especially at this season of the
I'ear.
MRS. ARRY WEST
rAKENBYDEATH
Funeral services were held at I
the Franklin Baptist church
ruesday afternoon at 2:30
yclock for Mrs. Arry Pressley
West, of Franklin, Route 1, with
the Rev. D. P. Grant and the
Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt of
ficiating. Burial followed im
mediately after in the Frank
tin cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bob West,
Don West, Dee Frye, Bert Fer
guson, Edwin Wallace, and Billy
Wallace.
Following a brief illness, Mrs.
West died at Angel hospital,
ruesday night.
Mrs. West, the former Miss
Arry Pressley, was born June 14,
1910 in Jackson county, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
Pressley. She was a member of
the Baptist church and had liv
ed in Macon county most of her
life. She married Olen West of
this county in February, 1946.
Surviving are her husband; a
one-week old daughter, Marion
Dixon; her mother, Mrs. W. R.
Pressley; six sisters, Mrs. Mae
Bumgarner, of Cullowhee, Mrs.
Martha Brendle, of Cullowhee,
Mrs. Ethel Mlncey, of Dillsboro,
Mrs. Laura Belle Dowdle, of
Franklin, Route 2, Mrs. Annie
Lou Greene, of Franklin, Route
1, and Miss Betty Lee Pressley,
of Franklin, Route 1; three
brothers, J. Z. Pressley, of De
troit, Mich., E. C. Pressley, of
Dillsboro, and Bill Pressley, of
Franklin, Route 1.
Bryant funeral home was In
charge of arrangements.
95t!h Birthday Marked By
Hill At Horse Cove Home
Frank H. Hill, widely known
Macon County resident, cele
brated hia 95th birthday anni
versary quietly at his home In
Horse Core valley Saturday,
Jun? 14.
HIGH SCOUTING
OFFICIALS HERE
Adult Leaders From Area
To Spend Week On
Wayali Camping
Wes H. Klusman, of New
York City, national director of
camping, Boy 8couts of Amer
ica, and Herbert Stuckey, of At
lanta, deputy Scout executive
for the southeastern region, ar
rived in Franklin Wednesday to
prepare for the Senior Scout
Leaders' Expedition to be held
on Wayah Bald.
The expedition, which is the
nature of an experiment, will
get under way Saturday and
continue for one week. ?Head
quarters will be "Camp Hang
over", which has been made
available to the Scout leaders
by its owner, Gilmer A. Jones, ,
but the men will spend much
of their time on the trail and I
participating in various types of
camping. About 25 adult Scout
leaders, chiefly from four south
eastern states, are expected.
The group will be made up of
men of varied Interests and
backgrounds, Mr. Stuckey told
the Rotary club at its meeting
Wednesday evening. Among
them, for instance, will be a big
game hunter from New York
state and a circuit court judge
from Georgia. Thfe purpose Of
the expedition is to develop the ?
best methods and techniques in
camping, with a view to passing
on these improvements in meth
ods to the Boy Scouts through
out the country.
"Scouting In any community
is as good, or as bad, as the
community deserves", Mr. Klus- .
man told the Rotarians, as he
stressed the idea that the troop ,
belongs to the community, and
it is for the community to de
termine how effective it is.
He pointed out that less than
orte-half of one per cent of the
leadership in Scouting is em
ployed, the 99i4 per cent being
volunteer work.
Emphasizing the democracy of
the Scout movement, Mr. Klus
man told how Scouting disap
peared or went underground in
European countries that came
tinder the domination of the
Nazis. The vitality of Scouting
has been proved since the war,
he added, by the great resur
gence of the movement in those
countries.' In Belgium today, for
example, there are three times
as many Boy Scouts as there
were before the war, he said.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ray are
back at home again after sever
al months' visit with their
daughter, Mrs. Clint May, and
, Mr. May and two children in
jthe Nantshala Motion.
TWO FILTERING
UNITS ARRIVE.
TO BE TESTED
To Pump Water From
Creek On Murphy Road
To Boost Supply
The two mobile filtering units,
bought by .town officials from
government surplus to boost
Franklin's inadequate water sup
ply, arrived and will be tested
this week. It was announced
Thursday.
As soon as they test satisfac
torily, they will be put to work
pumping stream water into the
mains of the town water system,
it was added.
Present plans call for at
taching them to the main at a
point near the entrance to the
Crawford farm, on the Murphy
road, and pumping the water
from the creek there. The water
there, being clearer than far
ther down the creek, or than
river water, will be easier to
filter, it was pointed out.
Meanwhile, the water level in
the reservoirs is somewhat high
er than it was a week ago, it
was said, presumably due to
:onservatlon measures. Auto
nobile washing is not being per
mitted, and too water users
hate been asked not to use lawn
ind garden hose.
The mobile units, which are
mounted on GMC trucks, also
provide for chlorination, and
?wn officials explained that
he project will have to meet
;he health standards of the
3tate Board of Health.
The units, obtained at Rteh
nond, Va., were driven to
Franklin by L. B. (Shine) Phil
ips, member of the board of al
iermen, and W. L. Setser. They
irrived Wednesday.
The two men left here Sun
lay for Richmond, but found
Jne of the units had been over
seas and still was crated, and
some delay was experienced in
mcrating it and putting it in
shape to drive.
Each unit has a maximum
:apaclty of 75 gallons per mln
ite.
I. L. Palmer Reenlists;
uouple Goes To Sumter
Mr. and Mrs. John Lyle Palm
;r left Monday for Shaw field
it Sumter, S. C., where Mr.
'aimer, who recently reenlisted
n the United States army air
orces, will be stationed. Prior
0 his re-entry into the armed
lorces, Mr. Palmer served as
nanager of Stewart's Electrical
Vppliance store, in which he
vas a partner.
Woman's Society To Hold
Rummage Sale Saturday
The Woman's Society for
Christian Service of the Mount
5ion Methodist church will hold
1 rummage sale on the Public
square Saturday afternoon,
starting about noon. The pur
pose of the sale is to raise funds
vith which to purchase porch
ind yard furniture for the
Mount Zlon parsonage.
John Edwards Serving
Aboard USS Bausell
John W. Edwards, 20, seaman
first class, son of Mrs. Thelma
Edwards, of Franklin, is serving
aboard the destroyer USS Bau
sell. The Bausell, part of Task
Force 51, participated In the
Maritime day celebration along
with the battleship USS Iowa,
four crusiers, 11 destroyers, and
an aircraft carrier.
Fourth Sunday Singing
To Be Held At Bethel
The Fourth Sunday singing
convention will be held at Beth
el Methodist church June 22.
starting at 1:30 p. m. Pritchard
Russell, who will be in charge,
emphasized that the public is
F ranklin
SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Results
Friday, June 13: ?
All games rained out.
Monday, June 16: ?
Veterans, 34; NP&L Co., 0.
Rotary, 24; Zlckgraf, 8.
Coming Game*
Friday, June 20: ?
Oilers vs NP&L Co.
Rotary vs Burrell.
Monday, June 23:?
NPltL Co. vs Burrell.
OUsri vi Veterans.
    

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