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VOL. LXII? NO. 30
S2 (Ml PI'R VOH
HOLES BORED
FOR PARKING
METER PIPES
Firm Plans To Finish
Installation In
Two Weeks
Holes were drilled Tuesday on '
both sides of Main street, in
preparation for the installation j
of parking meters, by represen
tatives of M. H. Rhodes, Inc.,
which has the contract to in
stall meters here.
Meters are to be installed on
the south side of Main street
from the west side of the post
office building to the east side
of the Duncan Motor company
property.
From the post office building
to the water fountain these
meters will be 11 feet apart,
and cars will be parked at an
angle to the curb.
From the west side of Phil
lips street to the Duncan Motor
company property, meters will ,
be placed 22 feet apart and
parking will be parallel.
On the north side of Main i
street, all parking will be at an <
angle and the meters will be in- ]
stalled from the west side of ]
the Burrell Motor company to ]
Dryman Feed and Grocery.
Meters for angle parking also |
will be installed on the west
side of Phillips street from
Main to Palmar. All meters will
be 18 inches Worn curb.
All equipment necessary for
the Installation of the meters >
has arrived, except pipe on 1
which the meters will be mount
ed.
William Syah, seervice engi
neer for the company, said that
he hoped to have the meters In
stalled within two weeks. Town
officials said that all holes nec
essary for installing the meters
have not yet been
Meters of this same typ? also
are being installed in Bryson
City, Sylva, and Waynesville by
the Rhodes firm.
Broughton, Former N. C.
Governor, Here Monday
FormW Governor J. M.
Broughton, of Raleigh, was here
for a short time Monday, chat- 1
ting with friends. He was ac
companied by^E. Lyndon Mc- '
Kee, of Sylva: ,
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Pi- ess)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK ,
J. L. Barnard has bought out ,
the stock of goods of J. C. (
Wright and for the present has ?
two stores. Mr. Wright is out
of business now. t
W. T. Potts is removing his j
goods from his store here to
Highlands.
The Tattler in The Asheville <
Citizen discourses Thursday c
about Collector Sam L. Rogers, 1
"The record made by Sam L.
Rogers in the office as collector c
ol Internal revenue Is a record I
in which the Democracy of the
Ninth district can feel proud. 1
His conduct of the office has ]
been notably clean and effi
cient and the records kept by
the watchful eyes of Uncle Sam
In Washington will bear testi
mony to the fact.
25 YEARS AGO 1
The Southern division of the
Macon County Singing conven
tion will meet with the Holly
Springs Baptist church August
11. Eleven o'clock sermon by the
pastor. ? Organization at one
o'clock. Further arrangements
will be made by the president.
All singing classes and singers,
come and let'a make it the best
we have ever had.
J. M. Raby, president.
O. C. Corbin, secretary.
10 YEARS AGO
Judge E. Yates Webb, of the ,
U. S. district court In Asheville, 1
has ordeted the distribution of :
$71,335 of Macon County funds I
having ii.terest claims against
the county. The money has been
held In the Wachovia Bank and
Trust company pending a set
tlement. The order was signed ,
In suits brought by the Royall
Neighbors of America, Inc., and
the Sovereign camp, Woodmen
vt tin World. . . ? |
3 Women Drawn On Jury
List For August Court
When the name of Mrs. Har
ry Higglns, of Franklin, wa
drawn by Olin Woods, five-yea
old son of Mr and Mrs. Erastu:
Woods, to be placed on thi
Jury list far the August tern
of Superior court, It was thi
first time In the history of Ma
con county that a wu.nan hac
been selected for jury duty. Th<
names of two other women
Miss Sara Glider, of Highlands
and Mrs. Nellie Katenbrlnk, ol
Franklin, were also drawn foi
the jury list for this coming
term of court. The drawing was
held Monday morning in the
register of deeds office by the
county commissioners.
The placing of women's names
an the list of those eligible tc
serve on juries is in compliance
with a state constitutional
amendment, providing for wo
men to serve on juries, adopted
In last November's general elec
tion and with an act of the
1947 general assembly. From
the names selected for jury
Juty, the grand jury and petit
juries will be drawn.
Other names selected for jury
luty for the August term of
ourt are: Roy Cantrell, Frank
In, Route 3; Fred Arnold,
FYanklin; Z. W. Talyor, Route 4;
S. R. Higglns, Route 3; Herman
1 1 A. BOLICK
DIES IN MISHAP
Funeral For Highlands
Man Set For Friday
At Buck Creek
Funeral services for William A.
Jolick, 34, of Highlands, who
?as killed Wednesday morning
vhen an automobile in which
le was riding left the Deal's
Jap-Fontana highway, over
urned several times, and land
ed in Lake Cheoah, will be held
riday morning at 11 o'clock at
he Buck Creek Baptist church.
The accident was discovered
Lbout 8:30 a. m. Wednesday
/hen persons en route to work
it Fontana found two guard
ail posts on the road knock
d down. Upon investigation,
hey found the almost complet
ly submerged car in the lake!
Thomas E. Rogers, of Knox
Ille, Tenn., who also was kil
ed was the only other occupant
ound in the car. A watch worn
ly one of the men had stopped
it 12:45.
t Services will be conducted by
he Rev. Wiley McCall, Buck
:reek Baptist pastor, assisted
ty the Rev. L. P. Grant, of
'ranklin.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Ed
wards, David Edwards, John Ed
wards, Raleigh Gibson, Bill
Hbson, and Terry Bolick, cou
lns.
Surviving are the widow;
hree children, Hattie Ruth,
Jarol Ann, and John Perry;
hree sisters, Mrs. Robert Mlch
r, of Brevard, Mrs. Felmet Wil
on, of Canton, and Mrs. Harold
:abe, of Franklin, Route 4; and
ne brother, Ben Bolick, of High
uids.
Funeral arrangements are un
ler the direction of Bryant
Mineral home.
Plain To Form Boy*'
tfodel Airplane Club
All boys, 12 years of age and
ilder, who are Interested in
irganlzing a model airplane club
ire requested to meet at the
jome of John Archer, III, Sat
irday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
According to young Archer, the
mrpose of the club Is to Inter
est boys in the building and
lying of gas model airplanes.
Vt Saturday's meeting officers
vill be elected and club rules
:stabllshed. After being formed,
,he organization will become a
nember of the Academy of
vtodel aeronautics.
The Rev. W. Jackson Huney
:utt and J. L. West, lay dele
jate, will leave Saturday to at
tend the first National Metho
ilst Rural Life conference, which
will be held in Lincoln, Neb.,
July 29-31.
The prime purpose of this
conference Is to "propose a
policy and develop a program
for the rural churches of Meth
odism."
The Rev. D. P. Grant will con
duct next Sunday mornlng'i
service at the Franklin Metho
dlit church in tha absence ol
Mr, Huntycutt,
- Childers, Franklin; George Dean,
s Franklin; Earl Blaine, Route 1;
r Cleo Holland, Gneiss; W. W
s Neal, Aquone; F. B. Downs,
; Franklin; Lee Barnard, Jr.,
1 Franklin; ' Berlin Duvall, Route
i 3; W. A Sellers, Route 4; E. C.
- | Shook, Franklin; R. B. Wilson,
1 Highlands; Clint May, Flats;
; James Crawford, Highlands; J.
, J. Gray, Route 2; J. C. Dowdle,
, Route 1; Tudor N Hall, High
[ lands; Paul Morgan, Route 4;
? Thomas H. Fagg, Franklin;
! John L Snyder, Route 4.
> Paul Ashe, Route 3; T. T.
> Henderson, Gneiss; Alvin Crow,
; Highlands; J. W. Burnette,
Highlands; J. R. Holbrooks,
: Route 3; Earl English, Frpnk
i Un, W. J. Blaine, Franklin;
? Norman Guffey, Prentiss; Algie
I Guyer, Route 3; Fred Dryman,
Route 2; J. B. Brendle, Route 4;
W. H. Cabe, Highlands; Will
Talley, Route 4; Fred Henson,
Gneiss; George R. Pattiii^, i
Route 4; Andrew Gregory, |
Gneiss; Lex Angel, Cullasaja;
W. M. Angel, Route 3; Harold
Cabe, Route 4; Lon J Dalton,
Route 3; Pink Gregory, Route
2; Cecil Crawford, Route 1; J
Robert Parrish, Route 3; Wiley
Brown, Route 2; Don Raby,
Route 3; J. R. Bulgin, Frank
lin; and S. M. McCoy, Gneiss.
Extension
Service Worker* Given
Salary Increase
In keeping with the general
salary scale increase for state
employes, salaries of employes of
the county farm agent's and
home demonstration agent's of
l fices here were increased 10
1 per cent by the board of county
commissioners, at a meeting of
the board Monday.
W. E. (Gene) Baldwin, chair
man of the board, explained
that the increase was granted
at the request of R. W. Shoffner,
j western district agent, to match
a 10 per cent increase granted
; by the state. (All state em
Iployes, other than teachers, are
being given an increase of ap
proximately 20 per cent. Exten
sion service works' salaries are ,
'paid in part by the county; )
| The commissioners also re- J
ceived a petition signed by A.
'a Drake, Delia Drake, Harold
Swafford, Helen Swafford, Perry i
Swafford, and Pearl Swafford,
requesting that the section of
the old Bryson City road which
extends from the end of Iotla i
street to a point on the new
Bryson City highway, about 2'A
miles north of Franklin, be
taken over and maintained by I
the State Highway commission.
Red Cross Names
Mrs. SLoan To .
Executive Post
At a called meeting of the ex
ecutive committee, of Macon
county chapter of the Red-Cross,
Mrs. Mary Jo Sloan, who has
served for the past three years
as home service secretary, was
given the position of executive
secretary.
Mrs. Sloan also was granted
a leave of absence, at her re
quest, until September 1. Miss
Barbara Stockton will fill her
position until Mrs. Sloan re
turns. ?
Those present at the meeting |
were the Rev. C. E. Parker, 1
chapter chairman, Miss Anna
Jean Penland, James Davis,
special field representative of
the Red Crete, J. H. Stockton,
finance chairman, Miss Gladys j
Kinsland, Junior Red Cross j
chairman, and John Archer,
member of the executive com
mittee.
Work Resumed
On Van Raalte
Textile Plant
Work on the Van Raalte
company plant in East
Franklin was resumed Wed
nesday, following completion
of the outside work on the
firm's Bryson City plant.
The Merchant Construc
tion company, which has the
contract, plans to complete
the $150,000 Franklin plant
by January 1, assuming suf
ficient materials and labor
are available. A section of
the plant here was finished,
and operations begun, sever
al months ago, but work on
the remainder was fien
suspended. The Bryson City
plant is expected to be fin
ished by August IS.
Because machinery is re
ceived on a quota basis.
Van Raalte officials could
not predict when the ma
chinery in the completed
Franklin plant will be in
stalled, but hope to start
installation about February
1. Sixty-two women are now
employed at glove making in
the plant. When it is com
pleted, hosiery or some other
Van Raalte product may be
manufactured here.
SWIM CLASSES
STARTMONDAY
New Instructors Will
Teach; Plain Life
Saving Course
Swimming classes for begin
lers and intermediates and a
unior life saving course, under
he auspices of the local Red
'ross chapter, will be available
o the public, free of charge,
rom July 28 through August 15.
All classes will be taught by
nstructors who have just fin
?hed a two weeks course in life
aving and swimming instruc
ion, taught by James Davis,
pecial field representative for
he Red Cross.
Mr. Davis said that all those
/ho completed the course will
le certified by him as qualified
ife savers and competent in
tructors.
He added that the demonstra
ion to be given Friday, upon
he completion of the two week
ourse, will be held at the
'ranklin golf course pool at 3
i. m.. instead of Cliffside lake.
Parents who have children
hat desire to take any of these
ourses are requested to give
he name of the child and course
[esired to the local Red Cross
ffice. Parents will be respon
ible for getting children to and
rom classes.
Schedules and instructors for
he classes to be held is as fol
ows:
Beginners (for those who can't
wim at all or very little, aged
ix years and over); classes
londay, Wednesday, and Friday.
At Cliffside. Instructor, Neil
? Continued On Page Eight
baptists To Hold
S. S. Convention
At Flats Church
The quarterly Sunday school
onvention of the Macon Coun
y Baptist association will meet
it the White Oak Flats church
Sunday at 2:30 p. m. |
Theme of the afternoon pro
;ram, for which the Rev. J. M.
Voodward will deliver the ser
non, will be "Reaching the
Multitudes". ?
After the devotional, to be
liven by the Rev. Carl Denny,
ind the business session, there
vill be a report on Sunday
chool training by the Rev.
Charles E. Parker, and a report
in the vacation Bible schools
>y E. R. White.
| Petition Seeks Macon
Election On Beer Sale
A petition seeking an election
on the question of the sale of
beer and wine In Macon County
is being circulated In the county.
The petition, addressed to the
i county board of commissioners,
lb sponsored by the Allied
Church League, a state-wide
organization.
H. H. Plemmons, county chair
man for the league, said the
> chief purpose of requesting the
election U to "allow the will 01
' i the people" to be expressed at
'an election. At present, beer U
legally sold In the county, but
the commissioners, under au
thority given them by state law,
do not issue licenses for the
sale of wine.
The petition is filed under
provisions of a 1947 act provid
ing for elections on the subject,
upon petition of 15 per cent of
the qualified voters In the last
governor's election. Approxi
mately 6,300 Macon County vot
ers participated in the 1944 gub
ernatorial election, so that 800
signatures are required on the
petition.
200 Make Annual
Macon Farm Tour
! 1,500 Attend
Federation's
Annual Picnic
Approximately 1,500 men, wo
men, and children attended the
[Farmers Federation annual pic-1
i nic for Macon County, held at |
| the Franklin school lasi Sat
urday.
Speakers included James G.
|K. McClure, Federation presi
dent, the Rev. Dumont Clarke
head of the religious depart
ment of the organization, and
S. W. Mendenhall, Macon Coun
ty farm agent, who spoke brief- c
ly. a
Mr. McClure made his annual I
report on the Federation's ac
tivities, and discussed three new
departments ? the bulb indus
try; Skyline Dairy, which he
laid will be in operation in
about two weeks; an an artifi
cial cattle breeding service the |
Federation plans to Inaugurate.
Mr., Clarke reported on the
Lord's Acre movement, and ex
plained a new Christian recre
ation program being launched
by a number of churches in this
area. Pamphlets on this projects |
will be available soon, he said.
The program of entertainment
featured the Federation string
band, consisting of Johnny
Rhymer, Gay Sluder and Eugene
Boone. Gaither Robinson, an
old-timer with the band, was
| unable to attend due to a brok
en arm suffered in a fall re- 1
cently. Mrs. Johnny Rhymer |
sang with the group.
Others appearing on the pro
gram were Mrs. C. C. Smart and
her three children, Dolores,
Shirley and Janice, of Bryson
City; A. V. Caroll, Gar Mosteler,
and Jess Matheson, all of An
drews; Buel Dalton of Franklin;
Sebren Colt of Jackson county;
Maxine Tallent, of Bryson City;
Bobby McFee, of Asheville; the
Happy Ramblers, of Macon
county, consisting of Rudolph
Carter, Howard Cabe, Bryant
Hurst, and John Hurst; Alex
Houston, young ventriloquist, of
Hendersonville; Herman Jones,
of Whittier; Hay ward Shelton
of Argura, Jackson county; and |
"Rusty" Waldroop, of Andrews.
Another feature was the Fed- !
eration hen, which waddled on- j
to the stage to the tune of
"Cackling Hen" and calmly laid
an egg. tl
Athletic contests were held on j(
? Continued on Pafe Eifh* ?
Pick Lions'
Committees
For 1947-481
Committees were named to
serve for the year 1947-48 by tl
President Robert R. Oaines at c:
a called meeting of the board v
of directors of the Franklin a
Lions club Monday night. The r!
first named in each case will T
serve as chairmen. The com- a
mittees follow:
Attendance, J. L. West, Ernest o
Hyde, Wayne Faulkner; consti- tl
tution and by laws, Claude Bol- C
ton, T. W. Angel, Jr., J. W. tl
Long; finance, Orover Jami- E
son, Jr., Mac Whitaker, Ernest
Hyde, A. R. Higdon; lions edu- u
cation, D. A. Stewart, J. W. n
Long, C. N. Dowdle; membership, a
John Kusterer, Paul Nave, O. B. h
Woodard; program and enter- r
tainment, Frank Duncan, Mac ii
Whitaker, C. H. Bolton; pub- t
licity, Bob Sloan, Frank Martin, t
C. S. Brown, Eb Bulloch; blind s
work, George Cook, Roy Berrong, e
W. V. Swan; boys and girls, 1 r
Paul Nave, William Crawford L. t
Simmons, B. L. McGlamery, s
citizenship and patriotism, John c
Crawford, Bob Sloan, Prelo Dry- t
man, Frank Henry; civic im- 2
provement and community bet- i
terment, A. R. Higdon, T. W. e
Angel, Jr., Charles Conley, Dr
O. H. Burnside, Frank Duncan, t
C. O. Burrell, Bob Sloan. Prelo
Dryman; education, William 1
Crawford; Don Allison, W A. ?
Shuford, Wiley Brown; health c
and welfare, O. B. Woodard, R. *
E. Welch, B. L. Sherrlll, Fur- 1
man Corbln; safety, Pritchard
Smith, Frank Henry, A. G. Cagle, J
WlHard Pendergraas, Harry i
Thomas; and convention, B. L. '
McOlamery, I
Representative Group
See# Eye-Opening
Demonstrations
Some 200 persons, making the
iinnual Macon County farm tour,
Wednesday visited fai.ns that
proved eye-openers in more ways
than one.
They not only saw surprising
exhibits of what can be done ?
ind is being done ? in Macon
bounty in the realm of soil,
:rops, and livestock. They aiso(
vere impressed with the demon
itrations of human resource
fulness', energy, and lndepen
ience, proof of which was found
n the transformation of farm
ng that is taking place here.
The motorcade that wound
iut of Franklin shortly after 9
.. m. was made up of some 40
.utomoblles, trucks, and jeeps,
nd riding in those vehicles
iras a cross-section of Macun
bounty citizenship ? farmers,
lusiness and professional men,
arm youth, and a number of
arm Women.
The party first drove through
he Rabbit Creek valley, where
patchwork of green greeted
he eye. Against a background
1 near mountains and hills the
ght green of pasture and hay
rops stood out, with the dark
r green of the bordering corn
lelds in contrast, and cutting
he valley in two was a ribbon
f still darker green, created by
tie trees and shrubs along the
reek banks.
The first stop was at the
djoinlrtg farms of Bob Taylor
nd Owen Araraons. On the lat
ir, Mr. Mendenhall, pointing to
le eight-foot Hawkins Prolific
orn, told the crowd that, "with
little help from the Lord, in
tie way of some rain", the crop
111 make 100 bushels to the
ere. The county average 10
ears ago was 19 bushels.
Alfalfa seen at this stop was
eing cut for the third time,
nd the county agent said it
ould yield still another crop
lis season. He pointed out to
tie farmers that it was being
ut at exactly the right stage ?
ist as the first purple blos
ms began to appear.
Mr. Ammons, the agent told
le group, during the past year
as had an average of 336 lay
lg hens; each has laid an aver
ge of 219 eggs; and the net
rofit, per bird, after paying
ir feed, was $5.30.
A demonstration of the value
f lime and phosphate on pas
ires was another Interesting
Bature here, and, while the
roup was in Mr. Ammons' pas
ire, Gaylord Hancock, of Lex
lgton, production manager of
lie Coble Dairy Products, a
uest on the tour, pointed out
tie good points of a beautiful
wo-year old heiier. Mr. Men
enhall said an offer of $300
ir the animal has been re
used.
Driving past the fine alfalfa
lelds of Mr. Taylor, the party
ircled through the Cat Creek
alley and dio.e back to town,
nd up the Little Tennessee
Iver to the farm of Herman
'alley, between Clark's Chapel
nd Prentiss. This is a demon
tration farm, under a program
f the extension service and
tie TVA, and Mr. Talley is a
U taking on-the-job farm
raining under the direction of
!. J. Whitmire.
He moved to the farm, grown
p in sassafras sprouts, just 10
lonths ago. Since that time, he
nd his father, Jack Talley,
lave built a cement-block six
oom home, on a hill command
ng a fine view of the moun
ains; Installed an elertrlc pump
hat carries water from the
prlng to the house; built and
quipped a workshop, where a
lumber of devices are operated
ly a single motor; made a
tart on a flock of Barred Rock
hickens, for which they have
luilt a range shelter; and put
10 acres In cultivation, most of
t in a crop of corn that look
id good to the visitors.
The two Talleys have done all
he work themselves.
At the Talley farm, Don Al
ison, assistant county agent,
explained to the crowd what a
lemonstratlon farm Is, and how
ivery detail Is carefully planned
or a five-year program.
A feature of the stop at the
rim Oray farm, near Riverside,
raa the "payment" by young
Tom Cabe for hla registered
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