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VOL. LXII? NO. 38
FRANKLIN. N C.. THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 1947
$2.00 PMC YEAK
DEPOT STREET
PAVING JOB IS
LET BY TOWN
As he vi lie Firm Will
Machinc, Put Stone
Dcwn This Fall
The contract for the long
delayed paving of Depot street
was awarded to the -Asheville
Paving company, only bidder
for the job, by the Franklin
board of aldermen at a called
meeting Monday afternoon. A
small section of Wayah street
also is covered by the contract.
The company's bid was $3 per
cubic yard for laying the stone
base, and 75 cents per square
yard for hot asphaltic treatment
one and one-half inches thick
Present plans call for the
street, now graveled, to be ma
chined this fall with a road
grader and for the laying of
additional stone to give a thick
ness of six inches of stone.
Placing of the asphalt on the
street wlU.be postponed until
next spring.
The board of aldermen has
been negotiating for a year and
a half with the State Highway
commission for the paving of
Depot street, and repeatedly has
been given to understand that
the state would do the job. The
board's decision to let the con
tract followed repeated delays
in action by the state, climaxed
by the suggestion, some weeks
ago, that the town would have
to put up more than $5,000 of
the cost before the state could
start the job.
The Asheville Paving com
pany also had the contract for
the recently completed water
sewer-street improvement pro- '
gram.
Leatherman Post Office
Is To Be Discontinued
The Leatherman post office
will be discontinued, effective
September 30, according to an
announcement received here.
Persons who have received their
mail through this post office
will now get their mail ad
dressed Route 3, Franklin, N.
C. All patrons of the Leather
man post office are requested to
provide themselves with gov
ernment approved mail boxes
conveniently located for the
mail carrier and to inform their
correspondents and periodical
publishers of their change of
address.
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
Lawyer J. J. Hooker complet
ed the telephone lines to Frank
lin from Dillsboro and now im
proved phones have been in
stalled and the line is better
than ever before. It is only nec
essary to talk in a low tone to
be understood.
F. T. Smith sold out his stock
of goods Saturday to E. H.
Franks.
(Advertisement) ? Barnard will
pay $1.00 per bushel for good
wheat and 35c per pound for
wool.
? 25 YEARS AGO
On Sunday, September 10, a
large crowd assembled in a
grove on B. T. McConnell's farm
near the Georgia road This has
been an expected occasion for
many years for the children of
Uncle Jess Sanders. The friends
and relatives feel deeply in
debted to the Pleasant Hill
ohoir for its singing and to Mr.
B. T. McConnell for the conven
iences furnished for the date.
10 YEARS AGO
Dane Newell, sport writer for
Field and Stream, Saturday Eve
ning Post and Collier's, spent
one day here last week as the
guest of Dr. Edgar Angel. Mr.
Newell, who is also an artist,
plans to return to Franklin next
summer.
The cattle sale held in Frank
lin Tuesday by R. A. Pattoirand
D. Robert Davis was one of the
most successful ever held here.
Practically all the cattle brought
In were sold and prices were
good. About $5,000 was paid for
the 180 animals sold and prices
ranged from S to V/i cents.
Parking Meters
Collect $106
For Fu!l Week
A total of $106.40 was de
posited by motorists in
parking meters here during
the first full week the met
ers were in operation, town
officials announced, follow
ing a count of the pennies,
niekles, and dimes collected
from the meters Wednesday
of last week.
During the five-day period
from noon August 29, w''ien
the meters were placed in
operation, to i)oon Septemb
er 3, collections totaled S85,
but a Sunday and the Labor
Day holiday occurred during
that period.
At the present rate of col
lections, the installation
charge of $5 for each of the
115 meters will be paid in
about four more weeks. After
that, half the collections go
to the town, the other half
going to the manufacturers
until tfie devices are paid
for. They cost $62.50 each.
MRS. S. CONLEY
TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Sallie B. Conley, 84, died
in her sleep at her home on
Iotla street early Monday morn
ing. Although she had not been
feeling well for several days,
Mrs. Conley, who remained ac
tive despite her years, had not
been ill.
Mrs. Conley, whose maiden
name was Sallie Downs, was
twice married. Her first hus- 1
band was Thompson Allman.
After his death, she married J.
J. Conley, who died a number
of years ago.
A native of West Virginia, i
Mrs. Conley was brought by her
parents to Andrews when she
was a girl. The family later
moved to Franklin, and Mrs.
Conley had lived here for more
than 60 years. A number of
/ears ago she was given a cer
tificate of 50 years' member- j
ship in the Franklin Methodist |
:hurch. She was a charter
member of the Nequassa chap
ter of the Order of Eastern
Star.
The funeral was held Tuesday
ifternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Methodist church here, with the
Rev. W. Jackson Huneycutt, the
pastor, the Rev. Charles E.
Parker, the Rev. A. Rufus Mor
gan, and the Rev. D. P. Grant
afficiating. .Burial was in the
Franklin cemetery. The body lay
In state at the church for half
an hour before the service.
Pallbearers were Elijah Grant,
Richard Conley, Ronald Conley,
E.ilmer Stevens, Lee Allman, and
Raymond Jones. Funeral ar
rangements were under the di
rection of Bryant funeral home
Surviving are four ?ons,
Charles T. Allman of Baltimore.
Md., George J. Conley, of Frank
lin and* Macon, Ga., John D.
Conley, of Winston-Salem, and
Fred C. Conley, of Franklin;
[our daughters, Miss Charlotte
Conley and Mrs. W M. Officer,
)t Franklin, Mrs. W. S. Cook, of
3reenburg, Ind., and Mrs. Rob
?rt Vedder, of Arcanum, Ohio.
Franklin, One Inch From
T ouchdown As Game Ends,
Ties Murphy, 13 To 13
Led by a heavy, charging line,
the Franklin Panthers fought
the Murphy Bulldogs to a 13-13
tie before more than 600 spec
tators last Friday night on the
' local field The game ended with
Franklin in possession of the
ball, one inch away from an
other touchdown, with three
downs left to make the neces
sary yardage.
Stalwarts in the Franklin line,
which kept the Murphy running
attack bottled up through -most
of the game and opened nice
holes in the Murphy defense on
several occasions, were Bill
Brown, substitute guard;
Steve McConnell, who started af,
right guard, arid Harley Stew
art whose work at tackle stood
out particularly en offense.
Harmon, who played on defense
only, was the defensive star of
the Franklin backfield.
The game opened with Capt.
Larry Cabe getting off a nice
kick for Franklin, which Mur
phy returned to the 35.
After an exchange of punts.
Franklin gained possession of
the ball on their 35-yard line
and- drove deep into Murphy
territory, but lost the ball on
the Murphy 30-yard line when
the Murphy defense stiffened.
Outstanding in this drive were
runs of 25 yards and 20. yards
by Mason and Cabe, respective
ly. Murphy lost the ball on the
first play on a fumble, and
the Panthers took over on their
opponents' 27-yard line.
On the first play of the sec
ond quarter, Henry found a
hole over right tackle for nine
yards, placing the ball on the
Murphy 18. With Mason and
Cabe alternating carrying the
ball, Franklin drove to the two,
and Flanagan carried over from
there on a quarterback sneak.
Capt. Cabe kicked the extra
point and Franklin led 7-0.
Murphy received, with Alex
ander taking the kick on his
own 25 and running behind
excellent interference 75 yards
for a touchdown for the most
spectacular play of the game.
Not a single Franklin player
touched the runner and only
two got close to him. It was a
pretty exhibition of downfield
tlocking for a high school foot
ball team, and the Franklin line
seemed slow getting down under
the kick. Brendle, Murphy
quarterback, then passed to
Christopher, right end, in the
f)at zone for the extra point,
making the score 7-7. The half
ended shortly thereafter.
Murphy again received. After
an exchange of kicks, Franklin
again drove about 60 yards for
a touchdown with Cabe going
over from the five through a
large hole over his right tackle.
Even though Murphy was off
sides on the first attempt,
Franklin failed to make the
extra point and the score was
13-7.
The score had been set up by
a well executed play on the
part of the Franklin team.
Moses, right end, took a short
forward pass from Flanagan
and then lateraled to Mason
who gained 30 yards on the
play.
Murphy received and by mix
ing passing plays with their
running game drove about 60
yards for a touchdown. Out
standing offensively for Murphy (
in this drive were Brendle,
Murphy quarterback, who threw
strikes for forward passes, and '
Alexander, shifty right half, !
who was the spark of the Buil
dog running attack. When
| Brendle was smothered by the
| hard charging Panther line.
Murphy failed to make the
j extra point, and the score was
tied again at 13-13.
j With about five minutes left
i to play, Franklin came tearing
back down the field with Mason
and Henry picking up nice gains
1 inside and outside the tackles.
J As the Bulldog line began to
stiffen, Capt. Cabe drove through
the center to the two. Driving
hard he went over the right
side of his line only to be stop
ped on the one-inch line as
time ran out and the game
ended in a 13-13 tie.
A play by play description of
the game was given over the
public address system by G. L.
Houk.
Starting line-up:
FRANKLIN MURPHY
Moses _ RE Christopher
Welch RT Mqroney
Leopard RG Birch
Jacobs C Howell
McConnell LG Fricks
Moonfey LT Hall
Angel LE Horton
Flanagan QB Brendle
Henry RHB Alexander
Mason LHB Hughes
Cabe FB Davidson
Thomas Becomes
Macon Sanitarian
Under New Set-Up
Two changes in the local I
health department administra
tion have been announced by
Dr. M. B H. Michal, acting
health officer for this district.
C. B. Thomas, who, has his
office in Sylva, will succeed W.
F. Hart as district sanitarian.
And Transylvania county, which
has bein included in this dis
trict, has been joined with Hen
derson county to form a new
health district. Mr. Hart will be
the sanitarian for the new dis
trict.
50 Expected To Attend
Fire Training Meeting
About 50 persons are expected
to attend next week's annual
forest fire training meeting for
personnel of the Nantahala Na
tional forest and its cooperating
agencies, the State Forest serv
ice and the adjoining national
forests. The school, to be held
at Wilson Lick ranger station
September 22, 23, and 24, will
be directed by H. C. Ericksson,
assistant supervisor of the Nan
tahala forest.
Grover Jamison is confined to
his home "by illness.
Gold Mine School
To Open Monday;
Smith Is Teacher
The Gold Mine school will
open Monday morning, with
Judson Smith as teacher.
County Supt. G. L. Houk an
nounced Tuesday.
Mr. Houk and the county
board of education decided
several weeks ago to close
the school and transport the
children by bus to Iligdon
ville. It was explained at the
time that it had not been
possible to find anvane to
take this one-teat ier sch il.
A delegation of Gold Mine
citizens appeared before the
board September 1 to pro
test closing the school, ex
plaining that small children
would have to leave home
long before daylight in order
to catch the school bus.
When the county school ;
authorities stuck to their
decision, the delegation flat
ly stated that, unless a
teacher were sent to Gold
Mine, the people there would
not se>nd their children tj
school.
Mr. Smith, who has stud
ied at the University of
North Carolina, formerly
taught in the Macon school
system.
TALKS, REPORTS
MARK PTA MEET
Talks by County Supt. G. L
Houk and Principal W. H. Fin
ley, the appointment of chair
men pf standing committees for
the year, and reports featured
the year's initial meeting of the
Franklin Parent-Teacher asso
ciation, held at the school audi
torium Monday night. About 80
persons attended.
Mrs. Weimar Jones,, president,
announced standing committee
chairmen for the year as fol
lows: Mrs. Emory Hunnicutt,
membership; Mrs. Allen Siler,
program; Emory Hunnicutt, fi
nance and budget; Mrs. Frank
Killian, hospitality; Mrs. C. E.
Parker, parent education; Mrs.
Carl Cabe, publicity; Mrs. R. S
Jones, parent-teacher magazine;
Mrs. Lester Henderson, grade
mothers; and Mrs. S. H. Lyle,
Jr., music.
The Rev. C E. Parker, re
porting for a committee named
during the summer to confer
with the county superintendent
and school board, said that
everything possible has been
done to obtain a qualified teach
er of public school music; that
the janitor service has been
improved; and that the school
board agreed to pay for the
telephone at the school, pre
viously paid for by the P. T. A.
He referred the item of cafe
teria e<tuipment to Mr. Houk for
report. In closing, he suggested
that a light in front of the
school is seriously needed.
Mr. Finley, discussing the
school's policies and needs, said
the policy is to get the best
teacher obtainable and then
leave the details of instruction
to them. He emphasized that
'the Franklin High school is go
ing to establish and maintain
very high scholastic standards".
? Continued On Page Eight
? Photo by Crisp's Studio
AS 3 BOYS BECAME EAGLE SCOUTS ? Three Franklin bays, who had just had their Eagle Scout badges pinned on them by
their mothers, are shown here attempting ? not too successfully ? to pin miniature replicas on their mothers. Note intent faces of
Eagle Scouts Charles Thomas (left) and Frank L. Henry, III (center), while Eagle Scout John M. Alsup, II, uses his teeth in an
effort to open the claap. Left to right are Harry Thomas, his son Charles, Mrs. Thomas, the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, who presented
the Eagle award*, Mr*. Frank L. Henry, Jr., Frank, III, John M. Alsup, hk ion, and Mr?. Alsup. Frank t. Henry, Jr., la standing
Just behind hi* ion. (Story on Page 9.) ?
REPORTS PUMP
IN TOWN WELL
WORN, CLOGGED
New Parts Are Ordered,
Shipment Promised
This Week
New parts and piping for the
pump {it the Franklin municipal
well near the Nantahala cream
ery, on West Main street, were
ordered by town officials by
telegraph last week, after it
was found that parts of the
pump were worn badly and
clogged with sediment.
Tuesday Mayor T. W Angel,
Jr., in a telephone conversation
with the manufacturers, was
told that the ? parts will be
shipped by express from St.
Louis Friday.
The well is out of operation,
pending arrival and installation
cf the parts. Meanwhile, the
water system is drawing heavily
on the temporary supply of
creek water, filtered and chlor
inated, obtained at the western
end of the town.
The pump, which was taken
out and examined last by em
ployes of the Nantahala Power
and Light company, was found
to contain large amounts of
mineral deposits and sediment
on all interior surfaces of the
pump unit. These deposits were
found to be particularly heavy
throughout the bowl assembly,
where it obstructed the passages,
thus reducing the output of the
water, according to Harmon
Gnuse, power company engineer.
He added that the pump shaft
was scored at most of the
bearing surfaces and that the
impeller units were badly worn
The inspection was made by the
power company without charge.
Mayor Angel said that similar
inspections of the other two
town wells are planned.
In discussing the well situa
tion, Mr. Gnuse said that, when
taken out, the pump was pro
ducing 42 gallons per minute,
which- is much lower than the
manufacturer's performance rat- .
ing for this pump, with the
head of water that was found in
the well.
Mrs. Ella Bidwell -
D i e s At Pennsylvania
Home Of Daughter
Mrs. Ella Enloe Bidwell, 81,
died at the home of her daugh
ter, Mrs. Walter Wynne Wes
ton, of Ridley Park, Penn.,
Wednesday of last week, follow
ing a long illness.
Mrs. Bidwell, who was a na
tive of Macon County, was born
here August 31, 1866. She had
long made her home with her
daughter.
Funeral services were held in
Atlanta Monday, with the Rev.
Dr. Owen, pastor of St. Mark's
Methodist church, officiating.
Interment followed in Westview
cemetery.
In addition to her daughter,
Mrs. Bidwell is survived by four
sisters, the Misses Lula, Cora,
Nan, and Ida Enloe; three
brothers, Jeff Enloe, of Frank
lin, - and William and Charles
Enloe; and a number of nieces
and- nephews.
Mrs. Blaine, Hurt In
Mishap, Is Improving
Mrs. W. J. (Bill) Blaine, who
was critically injured in a motor
bike accident last Wednesday,
yesterday was steadily improv
ing, Dr. Edgar Angel said Mrs.
Blaine received a fractured
skull when she fell from the
motor bike which she was rid
ing last Wednesday afternoon
on Harrison avenue, near her
home. The accident occurred
when the pedal of the bike
caught on the curb as Mrs.
Blaine was turning into her
driveway. Taken to Angel hos
pital, she remained unconscious
for several days. She has now
regained consciousness and is
resting well, according to mem
bers of the family and phy
sicians.
Forest Service Official
Visits Post At Coweeta
Dr. Charles R. Hursh, of Ashe
ville, In charge of water re
source management of the
southeastern Forest Experiment
station, was here Saturday to
confer with M. D. Hoover, for
ester at the Coweeta Experiment
station, near Franklin.
    

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