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VOL. LX1I? NO. 29
FRANKLIN. N. C? THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1947
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Golf Course, Lodge, Pool Sold As Unit
TWO PROJECTS
OF POWER FIRM
GET APPROVAL
Construction Designed To
Boost Output At
Nantalhala
Two hydro-electric projects of
the Nantahala Power and Light
company have been approved by
the Federal Power commission.
The projects, designed to In- '
crease electric energy output of
the company's power plant at
Nantahala, were planned at the '
time the Nantahala dam and
power house were constructed,
but had to be deferred because
steel became unobtainable, It
v/as explained by J. E. S. Thorpe,
president of the company. The
planned construction will add
about two per cent to the Nan
tahala output he said.
The first project calls for an
earth-faced rock-filled diver- !
sion dam 18 feet high and 110 1
feet long on Dick's Creek, creat
ing a pond with an area of one- ;
tenth of an acre, and a 3,890
foot, line of steel pipe, with a
diameter of 24 inches, from the
dam to Dick's Creek crossing
of the conduit of the existing
Nantahala project.
The company's second project
is a concrete dam 25 feet high
and 120 feet long on White Oak
Creek, creating a pond with an
area of seven-tenths of an acre, '
and a conduit consisting of a |
seven-foot diameter tunnel 2,100 i
feet long connected to a 52-inch . '
diameter steel pipe line 9,670 ! 1
feet long from the dam to Dick's *
Creek crossing of the conduit ' :
of the existing Nantahala pro- I '
io*?f
jr?""
Since the streams affected are '
, tributaries of the Little Ten- i
nessee river, which the TVA 1
Fontana project dams, approval
also is necessary from the TVA.
As soon as that is obtained, Mr.
Thorpe said, work on the two
projects will be started.
Catches Brown T.rout
Measuring 22 Inches
A 22-inch brown trout, weigh
ing three and one-fourth pounds,
v.-as exhibited in Franklin
Wednesday by Arthur Stanfleld,
of Cullasaja. Mr. Stanfleld, who
caught the fish in the Chatuge
river, used a live cricket as
bait, on a snail hook.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
.the files of The Press)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
We learn that Mr. J. L. Gib
son's son, aged about 8 years,
was bitten about dark Sunday
evening by a rattlesnake. He
was given about a pint of
whiskey and is in a fair way to
recovery.
Mr. W. H. Greenwood and
family removed from Rabun
county, Georgia, to our town last
Friday and are occupying the
Presbyterian Manse. 1
25 YEARS AGO |
Mr. J. J. Kiser gave a plot of ,
ground on the corner of his I
farm next to Henry SLagle's line
for a new cemetery in connec- 'j
tlon with the Mt. Hope church. 1 ,
Archie Slier was the first per- 1 (
son buried in it.
What Is probably the first ' i
rain Insurance ever written for '
Macon county was taken out I
this week by the Sylva Land ,
and Auction Company covering
the weather here during the 1
auction sale July 22. The policy I
Insures the company in the sum 1
of )1,000 against rainfall.'
11 YEARS AGO
It has been announced that
the offices of the Nantahala
Power and Light Company, lo
cated In Bryson City since 1929,
will be moved to Franklin as
soon as offices now being built
./are completed. Included In the
families who will move to
Franklin are: Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
S Thorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert
Church and son, Edmond; Mr. !
and Mrs W. C. Penn and son,
James; Mrs. Julia Williams, !
Miss Calla Clement, 8. L. Coul- ,
tar, and Claudt Bolton.
6 Macon Boys Win $550,
Many Honors At Meeting
Of State F. F. A. Group j
Cash prizes totaling $550 and
many honors were collected by
six Macon county boys, who ac
companied by E. J. Whitmire,
vocational agriculture teacher, |
spent last week in Raleigh at- '
tending the state convention of 1
the Future Fanners of America.
All the boys were students at
Franklin high school last year
and members of the Franklin
chapter of the Future Farmers
of America.
Hayes Gregory, son of Mr. and
Mrs Parker Gregory, of Frank
lin, Route 4, received the out
standing award when he was
named by the State FFA excu
tlve board star farmer for the
5th district. This award was
made In recognition of young
Gregory's outstanding four year
lecord in vocational agriculture
work.
Young Gregory has realized a
gross income of $4,300 from his
projects during this period and
at present has a net saving of
approximately $2,000 in the
bank. For this record, he re
ceived a $100 cash prize from
the Future Farmers Foundation
and a $100 college scholarship
from the Sears Roebuck founda
tion. He plans to enter North
Carolina State college this fall,
where he will study vocational
agriculture.
James Patterson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Claude Patterson, of
resenta, received a cash award
of $125 for having the best bal- 1
anced farm program for the '
past year in the 5th district,
rhe district covers all counties
west of Statesville and contains
94 schools. The award was 1
made by the Chilean Nitrate 1
Company. During the past
year, while making this record, i
young Patterson had complete i
charge of the management of '
Highlands' Tax
Rate For Year
Fixed At $2.25
The tax rate for the Town
of Highlands for the 1947
48 fiscal year was fixed at
$2.25 on the $100 valuation
by the board of commis
sioners at its meeting Mon
day night. The board also
adopted the budget for the
year.
The tax rate last year was
$1.50.
Of the $2.25 total, 75 cents
is for debt service, and $1.50
for operation and mainte
nance.
The increase was said to
have been necessitated by
the general increase in op
erating costs, plus a rather
low rate of valuation.
Cancer
Fund Campaign Here (
Headed By Sloan
Bob 8. Sloan has been ap
pointed chairman of the Ma
:on County cancer fund drive
ay the North Carolina division
A the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Sloan said that direct |
solicitations will not be made '
this year, but urged that all
who are able and who wish to i
contribute to this worthy cause
to please mall their donations
to Bob Sloan, Box 364, Frank
lin, N. C.
"I feel sure that the people
Df Macon County will do more
than their part in ridding the
nation of one of its most dead
ly killers and that direct solici
tations of funds will not be ne
cessary," Mr. Sloan said.
44th Annual Meet
Of Baptist Body
Set For Aug. 7-8,
The Macon County Baptist
Association will hold its 44th |
annual session at the Cowee
Baptist church Thursday and
Friday, August 7 and 8, it was
rnnounced this week by J. H.
Stockton, moderator.
Mr. Stockton urged that all
churches have their duly elect
ed representatives present with
their association*! letters.
his father's farm. He plans to
start the study of Vocational
agriculture at N. C. State this
fall.
Fifth district winner for the
best balanced livestock and crop
program was Bob Tippett, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Tippett,
of Franklin, Route 3. Included
in this Future Farmer's program
was the raising of one register
ed heifer, fattening of one baby
beef for the fall market, and
the raising of a flock of 200
New Hampshire pullets. \
Both young Tippett and Mr.
Whit/mire, his teacher, received ;
awards of $125 each from the
Sears Roebuck Foundation for
carrying out this project.
The parliamentary team, com- j
posed of Hayes Gregory, Lewis
Penland, Hoyt Bryson, Boboy ,
Tippett, and George Crawford, '
won third place and a $100 ]
cash prize in a state-wide par
liamentary procedure contest. !
In addition to these honors j
and cash prizes, young Gregory,
Hoyt Bryson, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Bryson, of West's
Mill, and George Crawford, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Crawford, I
of Franklin, Route 1, received
the honor of being named Caro
lina Farmers by 1 the State Fu
ture Farmers executive commit- 1
tee. To receive this recognition J
a club member must have been
in the upper two-fifths of his
class, held an office in his lo
cal club, and cleared a mini
mum of $20 on his agriculture
projects.
One other award received by
the Franklin group was a
bronze tab, which was awarded .
to only four other clubs in the^
state. The tab was given for"
cutstanding all-around club
work.
17 ARE TAKING
WATERCOURSE
Red Cross Conducting
Class For Swimming
Instructors
Seventeen persons attended
the first swimming instructors'
class, held by James Davis, spe
cial field representative for the j
Red Cross, at the Franklin Lodge j
and Golf course swimming pool 1
Monday afternoon.
Those enrolled for the course !
are Ruth Angel, Roy M. Blddle, J
MOVE TO CLIFFSIDE
Red Cross life saving and
swimming classes Wednes
day were moved from the
Franklin Lodge swimming
pool to Cliffside lake in
order to make these courses
available for Highlands ap
plicants also, Rev. Charles
M. Parker, Macon County
Red Cross chapter chairman,
announced. Classes win be
held there daily beginning
at 2 p. m.
Charles E. Baldwin, Merrily
Brooks, Anne Cabe, Floyd
? Continued on Page Ten
AUTO DRIVERS' j
LICENSE TESTS
STARTED HERE
Persons Whose Surnames
Start With A And B
Being Examined
Drivers' license examinations,
required by a new state law,
got under way here Wednesday,
and will continue, on Wednes
days and Thursdays of each
week, for an indefinite period,
it was announced by R. V.
Iiooper, license examiner with
the safety division of the State
Highway and Public Works com
mission. Mr. Hooper's Franklin
headquarters are the clerk of
court's office in the courthouse.
Under the law, all drivers, in
cluding those who now hold li
censes, must be reexamined.
From now through December
51, persons whose surnames be
?in .with the letters "A" and
'B" will be examined. The pres- 1
[nt drivers' licenses of persons I
whose surnames begin with
those letters will be invalid after
December 31, so they must take
:he new examination in order
!o drive motor vehicles after ]
:he last day of this year, Mr.
Iiooper explained.
Only persons whose surnames
?Continued on Page Ten
Lions Install
Gaines, Other
Club Officers
Robert R. Gaines was installed
is president of the Franklin
Jons club by W. L. Roberts, of
Sarosota, Fla., former Lions dis
,rict governor for the state of
?"lorida and at present council
nan for Lions International, at
he regular meeting Monday
light.
Other officers installed were
irst vice-president, W. V. Swan;
econd vice-president, Johnnie
Custerer; third vice-president,
jr. B. Woodward; secretary, E.
... Hyde; treasurer, Grover Jam
son, Jr.; tail twister, Pritchard
Smith, Jr.; Lion tamer, D. A.
Stewart; and directors, C. H.
3olton, J. Ward Long, and C.
>i. Dowdle.
President Gaines, immediate
y following his inauguration,
innounced the selection of the
ollowing committee chairmen
.0 serve for the year 1947-48;
Safety, Pritchard Smith, health
ind welfare, G. B. Woodward;
?ducation, William Crawford;
immunity betterment, Prelo
Dry man; civic improvement,
Uf Higdon, citizenship and
>atriotism, John Crawford; boys
ind girls, Paul Nave; blind
vork, Clyde Galley; publicity,
Job Sloan; program and enter
ainment, Frank Duncan; mem
jership, John Kusterer; lions'
education, D. A. Stewart; fi
lance, Grover Jamison; consti
ution and by-laws, C. H. Bol
on ; and attendance, J. L. West.
All members of the board of
lirectors and committee chair
nen for the coming year were
irged to attend a board of dl
ectors meeting to be held Mon
!ay night In the rec^Bttyxcom
>leted Burrell Mpt<5r Vpmnany
<uilding. 1
Tellico Church Triples
S. S. Attendance By Use
Of Bus To Haul Folk Inl
Through the use of a recently
wrchased bus, the Tellico Bap
?lst church has more than trip
ed its Sunday school atten
lance In less than a month.
Prior to the purchase of the
lew bus, the "walking atten
lance" at this Sunday school
vas 35 members.
Last Sunday, three weeks af
,er the first bus run, 112 were
present.
The bus, equipped with a 1942
Chevrolet engine with a Wayne
iteel body, was purchased from
Morrlstown Baptist tabernacle,
Morris town, Tenn., for the speci
fic purpose of "hauling the
rolki to and from church."
By using the Lord's Acre Plan,
the church has been able to s
raise $050 to apply on the pur- j
chase. Donations are being
sought to help decrease the re- j
malnlng debt of $700.
Also the Telllco church will
sponsor Burke Barbour and the i
'Blue Mountain boys in a pro- 1
gram to be presented at the I
Macon county court house next I
Monday night at 8 o'clock. Their 1
program is heard dally on the 1
midday merry-go-round over II
station WNOX, Knoxville, Tenn '(
Proceed* will be used to reduce , '
the church debt on the bus, ac- i
cording to Carl D. Morgan, '
chairman of the project. <
F reezer Locker
Plant To Start
Operation Oct. 1
Franklin Frozen Foods,
Inc. plans to open its new
tocker plant about October
1. according to F.. J. Win
mire, president of the cor
poration.
At present, workmen from
the Charlotte office of thi
Armstrong Cork company
are installing the cork inso
lation for the plant. This
phase of the work is expect
ed to be completed by Aug
ust 1.
Mr. Whitmire said that
Oscar Ledford, who will be
in charge of the operation
of the plant, is at North
Carolina State college Ral
eigh, taking a course in
freezer locker plant man
agement.
He added that he had just
received word that the last
shipment of equipment nec
essary to complete the plant
would be shipped by July 21.
R. 010HUNDR0 I
DIES SUDDENLY
Funeral For Franklin
Merchant Conducted
In Virginia
Richard Sinclair O'Mohundro,
2, owner of the Franklin Vari
ty store, and prominent as a
nember of the Masonic lodge
ind as a civic leader, died un
xpectedly at his home Monday
light about 10:30 o'clock. Death
vas caused by a heart attack.
Mr. O'Mohundro had spent
he day at work in his store
tnd had gone home in apparent
ood health. He was alone ex
ept for his two small children,
tichard Sinclair, III, who cali
d a doctor, and Mary Randolph.
Irs. O'Mohundro was attend
ig a meeting of a church or
anization at the home of her
ister-in-law, Mrs. A. B. O'Mo
undro. She was summoned im
mediately.
Mr. O'Mohundro came to
Yanklin from Richmond in
939. He was a member of the
llue Lodge of Franklin and a i
'night Templar in the York
tite and a Shriner. At the time
4 his death he was junior
/arden in the Junaluskee lodge
t Franklin. He was a member
f St. James Episcopal church
f Richmond, Va.
Brief services were held at the
Iryant funeral home chapel
'uesday, at 12:30 p. m., after
rtiich the body was sent to
Wilmington, Va., where funeral
ervices were held Wednesday
fternoon, with Masons in
harge of the graveside rites.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. O'Mo
mndro, brother and sister-in
iw of the deceased, accompain
d by Mrs. R. S. O'Mohundro,
eft Franklin Tuesday to attend
he funeral in Wilmington.
Other survivors are two
irothers, R. B., of Salt Lick,
Cy., and F. B., of Richmond,
a.; and two sisters, Mrs. Ida
). Thomas, of Richmond, and
liss Eleanor O'Mohundro, oi
Washington, D. C.
tad Checks Being
Passed, Sheriff
Warns Merchants
A warning to Macon County
usiness men to be careful about
ashing checks (or strangers
ras issued this week by Sheriff
. P. Bradley.
There Is a wave of forgeries
nd bad check passing, and a
lumber of concerns here have
een victims, the sheriff said,
,ddlng the suggestion:
"Be sure you know the per
on who presents the check to
le cashed."
Henrys Return To W.N.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry,
ifter 23 years' residence in
lazel Park, Mich., have sold
heir home there and have re
turned to their native Western
forth Carolina. They are now
lving at the home they recent
y purchased in the Cullasaja
community. Mr. and Mrs. Henry,
vho have five children married
ind living in Michigan, are na
tives, respectively, of Macon and
rackson counties.
OTHER 41 ACRES
TO BE DIVIDED
INTO HOMESITES
Franklin Tourist Place
To Be Operated By
Florida Couple
The golf course, swimming
pool, tennis courts, and lodge
and cottages of the Franklin
Lodge and Golf Course have
been bought by George K Bow
den, of Chicago, and will be
operated as a unit, it was an
nounced this week.
The property, embracing 50
acres, was purchased lrom
Major and Mrs. J. F. Carmack,
who have operated the tourisi
resort for the past 12 years.
The remaining 41 acres of the
Carmacks' holding will be sub
divided into tracts and lots and
sold, under restrictions, as
homes! tes.
The deal, one of the largest
here in several years, was hand
led by R. A. Patton, Franklin
real estate man, who also will
handle the sale of lots. Pend
ing for weeks, the transaction
was closed Tuesday. It involves
all of the furnishings.
The purchase price was not
revealed.
Mr. Bowden, prominent at1
torney who maintains offices
both In Chicago and Washing
ton, D. C , plans to double the
tourist capacity of the lodge by
constructing 16 additional cot
tages. There are now 15.
Major and Mrs. Carmack, und
er terms of the deal, will con
tinue to operate the place until
September 1, when it will be
iaken over by Mr. and Mrs. J.
M. McGill, who own and oper
ite a hotel at Cassadaga, Fla.
Mrs. McGill is Mr. Bowden 's
sister.
The McGills, Mr Patton said,
rill operate the lodge and golf
:ourse through October, and
then will close it until the
spring, leaving in November to
>pen their Florida hotel.
The golf course, swimming
>ool, and tennis courts will con
inue to be open to the public,
is in the past.
The nine-hole golf course,
aid off by W. N. Sloan, was
jpened in the early 1930's. The
? Continued on Pi{c Ten
Budget* Of County,
Town Of Franklin
On Pages 4 and 5
As a matter of public in
formation, The Press this
week is publishing the bud
gets of Macon County and
the Town of Franklin for
the fiscal year starting July
1, 1947, and ending June 3V,
1948.
These budgets show what
the county and town pro
pose to spend during the 12
month period, and for what
it will be spent, and how
the money will be raised.
The budget of the Town
of Franldin appears on Page
4, and that of the oounty
on Page 5.
The budget of the Town
of Highlands was not avail
able, but will be published
when it has been approved
by the Local Government
commission and is made
public by officials of High
lands.
I'
1
Franklin
SOFTBALL LEAGUE
1
Results
Friday, July 11:?
Burrell 15; Zlckgraf 13
N. P. & L. Co. 18; Veterans 3.
Monday, July 14:?
(All games rained out).
Coming Games
Friday, July 18:^?
Rotary vs. Burrell.
Oilers vs. Legion.
Monday, July 21: ?
Veterans vs. Zlckgraf.
N. P. & L. Co. vs. Burrell.
League Standings
w
Rotary 7
N. P. Si L. Co. .... 6
Burrell 6
Veterans 8
Zlckgraf a
Olltri I
L
1
3
4
5
6
8
Pet.
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