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VOL. LXII? NO. 41
FRANKLIN, N. C? THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1947
$2.00 PKK YKAR
FURNISHINGS
WORTH $2000
IN MEMORIAL
Contributed Through
Efforts Of Two
Civic Club*
Approximately $2,000 worth of
equipment and furnishing have
been purchased and installed in
the Slagle Memorial building in
the past year by a joint Rotary
Lions committee according to a
report recently made by Grant
Zickgraf, chairman of the com
mittee.
About a year ago this com
mittee composed of Mr. Zlck
graf, the Rev. W. Jackson Hun
eycutt, from the Rotary, and
John L. Crawford and Pritch
ard Smith, Jr., from the Lions,
was asked to assume the re
sponsibility of obtaining com
plete furnishings for the new
building then being erected by i
A. B. Slagle in memory of his
son, Charlie. Mr. Slagle had
stated that the structure would
be used as a community build
ing. With this in mind the com
mittee set about to obtain the
equipment necessary for serv
ing meals In the building and
having large organization meet
ings there.
Included in the furnishings ob
tained to date are one electric
stove, one electric hot water
heater, complete sink with ster
ilizer, drain boards, three gallon
coffee urn, six aluminum pots
and pans, two mixing bowls, egg
beaters, nine dozen stainless
steel knives and forks and IP
dozen spoons to match, 12 doz
en glasses, kitchen and carving
knives, baking and roasting
pans and 100 chairs.
The committee announced
that a few bills still remained
unpaid, but that plans were now
being made to raise this money
in the near future. * ? ?
RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY
The ladies of the St. Agnes
church auxiliary will hold a
rummage sale on West Main
street near the curb market
Saturday at 10 a. m.
Some extra good values In
coat suits, and dresses will be
found Saturday.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the files of The Press)
50 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
The auditor has sent out the
warrants to the different coun
ties for $56,849.13 of public
school funds appropriated by
the State Board of Education
The amount appropriated for
Macon County is $380.
Rev. Frank Slier, of the Mis
souri conference, has been
transferred to the W. N. C
conference. He is a native of
Macon County, graduate of
Emory and Henry college, and
has been in the ministry eight
years. We welcome Brother Siler
back to his native state.
25 YEARS AGO
The Iotla High school con
tinues to grow. Thert are now
142 pupils enrolled, 43 of whom
are in high school. The Iotla
honor roll is as follows: First
grade ? Lawrence Mallonee, Lil
lie Meadows; second grade ?
Elizabeth Poindexter, Helen
Mason; third grade? R. L. Poin
dexter, Carl Swafford, Harold
Fouts, Lee Tippett, Sophia Ray;
fourth grade ? Pearl Gibson,
Eula Fouts, Hiram Tallent,
Orace Calloway, and Hazel Mor
gan; fifth grade ? Grace Fouts,
Grover Tallent, Elizabeth Mea
dows; sixth grade ? Martin An
gel, Edna Liner, Beulah McCoy;
seventh grade ? Annie Myers,
Thelma Ray, James Mallonee;
eighth grade ? LUlie Angel, Ellis
Fouts, Leland Roper; ninth
grade ? Nell Buckner; and tenth
grade ? Fred Bryson, Bill Bryson.
10 YEARS AGO
Miss Elizabeth McGulre enter
tained at a dinner at her home
Friday evening, announcing the
engagement of Miss Margaret
Slagle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Slagle, of Franklin, Route
1, to John Bulgln, son of Mrs
O. M. Bulgln and the late G. M.
Bulgln. In addition to the hon
orees the guests Included Rev.
and Mrs. J. A. Flanagan, Miss
Rosalind Bulgln, D. 8. Abbott
ft nd Ben McOlanwry,
Highway Patrolman
To Be Stationed In
Highlands Nov. 1
Jack Lunsford, recent
graduate on the North Car
olina school for state high
way patrolman, has recent
ly been stationed in Maoon
County in addition to
Pritchard Smith, Jr.
As soon as Lunsford be
comes accustomed to the
routine here he will be sta
tioned permanently in
Highlands. It is expected
that he will assume his
duties there about November
1.
Lunsford, who only re
cently >oined the highway
patrol, is a native of An
drews.
DEATH CLAIMS
J. LEE BARNARD
J. Lee Barnard, traveling
salesman, business man, and
personality extraordinary, died
at his home on the Murphy
highway at 5:30 a. m. Thurs
day of last week.
Mr. Barnard was widely noted
for certain external peculiarities
? his coal black mustache, the
quick tongue, and his derby
hat. But he was even better
known among those well ac
quainted with him for his hon
esty, his generosity his courtesy,
and his wit.
Some 20 years ago he served
as master of ceremonies at a
road opening celebration here,
and a member of the State
Highway Commission was so de
lighted with Mr. Barnard and
so struck with his derby, a type
of headgear that long since had
gone out of style, that he asked
Mr. Barnard to give him the
derby. He took the derby to
Raleigh and turned it over to
the state to be placed in the
state archives, where it is to
day.
Mr. Barnard's first name was
Job, and one of his favorite
jokes was to refer to himself as
having "the patience of Job,"
when he knew, and everybody
else knew that he knew, that
he was one of the most impa
tient of men.
A born salesman, he was on
the road for Treacy-Morris
Clothing company for 30 years
In recent years, he had operat
ed a store near his home, and,
at the time illness finally fore-,
ed him to cease work, was the
oldest active merchant, in point
of age, in the county. He was 78.
A native of Buncombe county,
Mr. Barnard was brought here
by his parents, Billy and Ave
line Lynch Barnard, when he
was a child, and had made this
his home ever since.
Funeral services were held at
the home Friday afternoon at
3 o'clock. The Rev. W. Jackson
Huneycutt, pastor of the Frank
lin Methodist church, of which
Mr. Barnard was a member, of
ficiated. Interment was in the
Franklin cemetery.
Pallbearers were John Bulgin,
Henry Christy, Elbert Stiles, De
witt Sutton, Henry Gribble, and
Fred Moore.
Survivors include his widow,
the former Miss Addle Ray, of
Franklin; five daughters, Mrs.
C. Gordon Moore, Mrs. A. B.
O'Mohundro, Mrs. C. L. Cart
ledge, and Mrs. Walter Hearn,
all of Franklin, and Mrs. C. N.
Sevier, of Portland, Ore., who
flew here, arriving shortly after
her father's death; three sons,
Lee Barnard, Jr., and Tracy
Barnard, both of Franklin, and
Howard Barnard, of Murphy;
and eight grandchildren, and
three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were
under the direction of Bryant
funeral home.
Benefit Auction
Saturday Morning
A benefit auction sale of
furniture, household furnishings,
clothing, food, and other items
donated for the sale will be
held at Roy Cunningham's store
Saturday "morning at 10:30
o'clock.
The sale Is to raise funds for
putting the historic old ceme
tery at the Franklin Methodist
church In good condition. The
cemetery already has been vast
ly improved, but considerable
more money is necessary to
complete the Job.
Persons who have useful items
they are willing to donate for
the sale are asked to take It to
Mr. Cunningham's store, or, if
they have no way to get It
there, to telephone Mrs. Reby
S. Teialer.
Benny McOlamery will serve
M ?uotioneer.
Plan To Re-Name School
At Franklin; Board Asks
Public For Suggestions
What would be the most ap
propriate name for the school
at Franklin?
The County Board of Educa
tion is considering renaming the
school, and at its meeting Mon
day decided to ask for name
suggestions from the public.
The present consolidated
school is an outgrowth of the
school that at one time served
Franklin and environs only, and
so has continued to be kitown
as the Franklin school.
Actually, however, children
from every part of the Little
Tennessee valley area in this
county are enrolled in the
school at Franklin, with more
than half of those attending
the school being brought in by
school buses, as a result of con
solidations, it was brought out
at the board meeting.
Of the enrollment of 1,173, a
total of 638, or about 54 per
[ cent, are transported by bus.
The figures for the high and
elementary schools are:. High
school ? total enrollment, 474,
transported, 393; elementary
school ? total enrollment, 699;
transported, 245.
The suggestion that the name
of the school be changed was
made by Bob S. Sloan. Mr.
bloan pointed out that, because
it is known as the Franklin
s.hool, many persons both in
town and in the rural areas are
inclined to think of it as a
strictly town school, whereas it
belongs to all the people of
Macon County and serves the
entire Little Tennessee river
valley area in this county ? a
large part of the county, both
geographically and in terms of
school population. After dis
cussion, it was decided to post
pone action until next month,
meanwhile asking the public for
suggestions.
Name suggestions may be
submitted to County Supt. G. L.
j Houk or to any member of the
county board of education, or
1 suggestions, if in the form of
brief letters to the editor, wii:
; be published in The Press.
The board also is consider
Ing changing the name of the
consolidated school at Otto
from the "Otto School" to
? "Smith Bridge School".
' The board also voted to: ?
Recommend to the State
Board of Education that the
present Franklin school district
be cut into three districts next
term, centering around the
schools at Franklin, Cowee, and
Otto, respectively, with a view
to simplifying administration.
Authorize the superintendent
to draw a contract with Lindsey
M. Gudger, Asheville architect,
to complete the plans and spe
cifications for the proposed new
buildings in this county. The
contract will provide for an al
ternative fee of three per cent
if the county provides supervis
ion of construction, or five per
cent if it is decided to have the
architect assume responsibility
for supervision. Funds for the
drawing of plans and specifi
cations are available under an
$18,000 loan obtained from the
' federal government for that
purpose.
Referred to Supt. Houk for
study a petition that a school
bus route be extended up Baird
Cove road. Mr. Houk pointed out
that the state law does not per
mit extension of a school bus
route unless children on the
proposed extension otherwise
would have to walk two miles
or more.
Members present at . the
monthly meeting were Chf.irman
C. Gordon Moore, Mr. Sloan,
and Ed Byrd.
SLIGHT BOOST
IN WATER FROM
ffELLSIS NOTED
Town Now Obtaining 137
Gallons Per Minute
Frcm 3 Pumps
The pumps in Franklin's
three wells now are delivering
137 gallons per minute into the
municipal water system, the
Nantahala Power and Light
company has reported to town
officials, following a check and
replacements and adjustments,
made by the power firm at .
the town's request.
The total represents a slight
increase from the well on West
Main street, an increase of five
gallons per minute from the |
well on Iotla street, and an in
crease qf 10 gallons from the
well near Mrs. T. W. Angel's
home.
Replacements and adjust
ments boosted the West Main
street pump's output from about
40 to 100 gallons, but it soon
was found that the well would
not produce that amount of
water, and the pump was cut
down to a 40-ga'llon discharge.
The report, in the form of a
letter from H. H. Onuse, Jr.,
chief electrical engineer for the
Nantahala company, to Mayor
T. W. Angel, Jr., was read by
Mayor Angel at Monday night's
meeting of the board of alder
men.
The report follows in part:
"The pump at the Slagle
Dairy was completely dismant
led. Inspection revealed heavy
mineral deposits on the inside
of the piping and the pump
bowl assembly, and also indi
cated scoring. . . . The impell
ers also were considerably worn.
. . . The town officials ordered
a new pump bowl assembly and
sufficient new intermediate
drive shafting and bearings to
replace this pump in first class
condition. . . .
After the installation, the
pump was tested and found cap
able of delivering its rated out
put or slightly more than 100
gallons per minute. However,
after pumping at this rate for
a short while, it became evi
dent that the well Itself would
not produce an. amount of wat
er equal to the capacity of the
pump and it was therefore nec
essary to reduce the discharge
to approximately 40 gallons. . . .
"Parts were ordered by the
-?Contlaaed on Pafe Ktfbt
Four Macon
Men To Tour
West States
E. J. Whitmire, Franklin
high school vocational agricul
ture teacher, S. W. Mendenhall,
county farm agent, W. E. Bald
win, chairman of the Macon '
county board of commissioners
and local stock buyers, and Carl
Slagle, prominent local stock
man, left Friday for an extend
ed tour of the western states.
While on their trip they will
see some of the finest live stock,
particularly beef cattle, in Amer- j
ica today.
The four gentlemen, who will
be the guests of Lafayette
Hughes prominent Texas and
Oklahoma oilman and rancher, I
will first attend the Banning
Lewis Herford ranch stock
sales at Colorado Springs, Colo. I
While there they will also at
tend the Colorado Herford
classic stock show to be held
? Continued on Page Eight
Crippled Dalton Child
Will B: Given a Lift
By 3 Local Taxi Men
Early in the morning of
each school day many
Franklin people have notic
ed the Dalton sisters, Alice,
a polio victim in a wheel
chair, and Agnes behind the
chair pushing her sister, on
their way to school. The two
young girls, children of Mr.
and Mrs.. Carl Dalton, live
with their mother on River
view street near Angel hos
pital. In traveling the two
miles to and from school
each day they have had to
go up two hills <on each trip.
But, they won't have to
do this anymore.
Three Franklin taxi driv
ers, Harold Martin, Frank
Elliot, and Wade Setser, have i
decided to take turns in
transporting the children to
and from school each day.
Each day the children will
be picked up at their home
and brought to school in
the morning and again in
the afternoon one of the
taxis will be waiting at the
school to bring the children
home.
ZICKGRAF FIRM
RAISES WAGES
BY 10 PER CENT
Vacation-With-Pay Policy
Also Announced At
Employes' Dinner
The Zickgraf Hardwood com
pany has given each of its 114
employes a pay increase of 10
per cent. The increase was ef
fective as of the week ending
last Wednesday evening.
The increase was announced
by Grant Zickgraf, vice-presi
dent and general manager of
the firm, at a dinner given the
employes at the airport hangar
last Wednesday at noon. W. C.
Zickgraf, company president,
was unable to be present.
About 75 attended the dinner,
other employes having been de
tained by their duties in the
woods.
told the employes that the com
At the same time Mr Zickgraf
pany has adopted, effective Im
mediately, a paid vacation policy,
under which each employ will
receive one day's vacation with
pay for each year he has been
with the company.
J. H. Carter, Brother
Dr. Thorn Carter,
In Serious Wreck
Dr. Thom Carter, pastor of
the Highlands Baptist church
was called to Little Rock, Ark.
Tuesday. His brother, J. H. Cart
er, state purchasing agent of
Little Rock was seriously in
jured and his wife killed in an
automobile accident there Mon
day evening.
Mr. Carter was in Highlands
last April visiting Dr. Carter
and family. Dr. Carter plans to
return to Highlands Saturday of
this week.
Franklin Eleven Defeats
Sylva By 20 To 0 Score
For Season's Second Win
The Franklin Panthers, mix
ing a sprinkling of passes with
a deceptive fast moving ground
attack, defeated a husky but In
experienced Sylva eleven 20 to 0
last Friday night for their sec
ond win of the season.
After a scoreless first quarter
in which both teams were able
to gain in midfleld but lacked
a scoring punch, Franklin took
the ball on their own 35 yard
line and drove 65 yards for a
touchdown with Flanagan scor
ing of his right guard on a
quarterback sneak, putting
Franklin In the lead 6-0. A pass
from Flanagan to Moses was
good for the extra point. The
longest gain in the touchdown
drive was a 25 yard run by
Henry who carried the ball
around his own left for the
gain.
On a similar drive late In the
quarter Mason scored from the
ten yard line when he drove
hard through the right side of
the Sylva line for a touchdown.
Franklin failed to make the
extra point.
The Panthers scored again on
a drive sparked by long gains
by Capt. Larry Oabo who, al
though playing on an injured
ankle, turned in the longest
runs of the game. Except for
his injured ankle failing him
he would have turned in a 75
yard dash for a score as he
broke through the line on the
Franklin 25 and scampered
through the Sylva secondary
and in to the clear on his own
40 only to have his ankle give
way on the Sylva 40 causing
him to fall. Flanagan again
scored on a quarterback sneak
The pass for the extra point
was good.
While Sylva was unable to
make a concerted drive at any
time during the game, outstand
ing performances were turned
in by Fincannon and V. Cagle in
the line with Dillard and Cun
ningham doing the best work
in the backfield. Standouts for
the Franklin team were Mose
in the line and Henry and Cabe
in the backfield.
The Franklin eleven, which
showed great improvement in
blocking, giving the passer pro
tection, and ball handling, will
play the undefeated Bryson City
eleven on the Bryion City field
Trite? nifbt.
FULL-TIME HEAD
OF TOWN WATER
SYSTEM HIRED
Board Orders Parking
Meter Sheriff Moved
Fut Back In Place
The hiring of a full-time wat
er superintendent, an account
of the removal of a parking
meter by Sheriff J. P Bradley,
and the acceptance of a deed
conveying right-of-way for a
30-foot street to the Town of
Franklin were highlights of
Monday night's meeting of the
Franklin town board.
On motion by W. C. Burrell
and seconded by L. B. Phillips
it was decided to hire Herman
Childers as a full-time water
superintendent and town plumb
er at a salary of $75 per month.
It was agreed by all members
of the board in discussing the
matter that a full-time man to
look after the town- water sys
tem was needed W. G. Hall,
who has been performing .these
duties on a part-time basis, had
said that he could not devote
his full time to the job.
During a discussion of park
ing meter collections, which
amounted to $497.23 to date, it
was brought out that Sheriff
Bradley had removed one of
the parking meters on Phillips
street just below the jail in
order that he might park his
car behind the jail. Board Mem
ber Patton said that Mr. Bradley
had told him he took the meter
out so he could park his car
where he could see it at night
in order to keep people frcm
stealing it, and that he had the
meter stored in the jail at the
present time. The board in
structed Mayor Angel to have
the police replace the meter.
Hal Zachary and Elbert Stiles
appeared before the board re
questing that a fence, which
they contended was on a street
right-of-way, and which blocked
access to their property, be re
moved. The matter had pre
viously been discussed before the
town board and they hpd re
quested the town attorney, R.
S. Jones, to investigate the
matter. Mr. Jones said that
when he first Investigated the
matter he did not find a deed
conveying the property to the
town, but that the map of the
Bob Davis subdivision wherein
this property lies, shewed a
street in this location. The map
was drawn by W. B. McOuire.
Mr. Zachary then produced a
recorded deed, signed by Rob
ert Davis conveying the street
right-of-way to the town. He
said that he left the deed in the
register's office for safe keep
ing and that they had just gone
ahead" and recorded the deed.
On motion by Mr. Burrell and
seconded by Erwln Patton, the
council voted to accept the deed.
Mr. Zachary then said that,
with the town's permission, he
would be glad to clear the
right-of-way of stumps and
trees in order to make it pass
able. On the suggestion of the
mayor, it was decided to have
a surveyor determine exactly
where the street lies before al
lowing Mr. Zachary to proceed
with the clearing of the right
of-way.
Mayor Angel read a complete
and informative report which
had been prepared by the Nan
tahala Power and Light com
pany officials concerning the
condition of the wells.
The board also voted to ex
tend the sewer line on First
street from its terminal near
the Van Raalte plant to the
city limit which is just north of
H. A. Wilhide's residence. A re
quest for such extension was
made by Gene Pannell.
Dixie Sups.r Market Will
Open Here Next Thursday
The remodeling of the first
floor of the Leach building on
Main street for the Dixie Home
Stores' super-market will be
completed In time for the open
ing of the enlarged store
Thursday morning of next week,
O. R. Kay, of Greenville, 8. C ,
Dixie general supervisor, an
nounced here yesterday. The
Dixie store has taken over the
storeroom formerly occupied by
Stewart's Electrical Appliance
store and this space Is being
added to the next-door store
room already occupied by the
Dixie organization. Improve
ments, fixtures, and stock in
the enlarged store will repre
sent an Investment of about
MO, 000, Mr. lUy Mid.
    

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