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VOL. LXM? HO. 47
Ticket Sales Will Be
Restricted By Lack Or
Seating Space
The campaign to bring the
North Carolina Symphony ^
chestra here again next spring
get under way Monday, w.
W Sloan. Macon County chair
and Miss Sara Gilder of Hlg^
lands, on his committee. TM
committee will meet the latter
part of this week to map plans
lor the canvass.
Workers are needed, and Mr
Sloan this week asked forvol
unteers, requesting
terested in bringing good music
to this community to see
a? once. For the Highlands area.
Miss Glider will select worker^
The county's quota is *" ?
ind Mr. Sloan expressed the
conviction that the entire sum
ran be obtained In member
a reeular membership is **.
and persons joining the Sym
phony society, he pointed out,
not only bring good muslc ?
Macon County and make pos
sible a free afternoon orchestra
concert for school children, but
more than get their m?ney ?
worth In their ticket for the
evening performance. Symphony
concert tickets. It was polnted
out, rarely can be chained for
as little as $2. In addition, a
member is entitled to attfot^
any concert given in the state
this season without additional
For persons who wish to. give
the movement more substantial
supbort, special memberships
are available at $5, *25, and
S100. (Funds so invested, It wa?
said, are deductible for income
tax) ,
The orchestra, which played
here In the spring of 1946 and
again last spring, is scheduled
to come to Franklin about
March I. i .
It is hoped, however, to raise ,
the entire quota during the , ^
campaign starting Monday. |
The total number of tickets ^
that may be sold is restricted to ,
about 375, it was pointed out,
due to the limited seating ca
pacity of any auditorium in
Franklin. After the seating ca
pacity has been sold out, tick
ets will be withdrawn from sale.
It is planned to have tickets
on sale next week at Perry s
and Angel's drug stores and in
the lobby of the Bank of Frank
Jin from 9 a. m. to noon Sat
urday Of next week.
Mrs. R- F. Hemphill s fifth
grade room of the Franklin
School will sponsor a rummage
sale on Rankin Square Satur
day morning at 10 o'clock.
Do You
Remember . . . ?
(Looking backward through
the (lie* of The Press)
Dr. N. F. Howard, of Dahlone
ga, Oa., has recently visited his
brothers, Col. L. Howard and
Mr. P. Howard of this county.
It has been six years since he i
visited them before. These high- n
ly respected citizens are ad- 1 e
vanced In age, and in all prob- ' a
ability may never again see '
each other in this world as they
live so far apart and the Jour
ney is so fatiguing. . . . On the
eleventh day of the 'eleventh
month Dwlght Carver was
eleven years old and had eleven
children at his birthday party.
Plans are rapidly being brought
to perfection for starting work
on the big lake and summer re
sort development on Rabbit
Creek, to be known as Lake
Emory. Delay was caused In
completing the organization by
the State insurance Department
waiting until It had fully in
vestigated before it granted a
license to do business. The fol
lowing well known buslnees men
have been elected as officers of
the organization. Lee Crawford,
president; John 8 Trotter,
treasurer; B. B. Hunnlcutt, sec
retary; W. L. Higdon, general
manager; directors, the above
officers together with Frcnk
Williams and OUmti Jews,
Pictured above is a group of the 713 school children, that a re transported daily from all parts of Macon County to thr
Franklin school, loading into eight school buses. In order to bri ng these children to the consolidated Franklin school, five of
the buses make two round trips miking a total of 13 bus load s of children being brought daily tj the Franklin school. These <
eight buses are a part of the fleet of 21 buses operated by th e Macon County school system. Mr. T. E. Glass, assistant director
of transportation, has praise^ this group as being one of the be it maintained and operated in the state public school system.
l From W.C.T.C. Heard;
400 Members Reported
To Date This Year
Committee reports and talks
y two guest speakers, both
rom Western Carolina Teach -
rs college, Cullowhee, marked
(onday night's meeting of the
tanklin Parent-Teacher asso
latlon. Between 75 and 100 per
ons attended.
Both speakers discussed the
elation^ of parents, teachers,
nd the community.
Miss Fannie Goodman, a di
ector of the W. C. T. C. train
ig school, outlined some of the
rays in which the P. T. A.
srves parents and teachers,
liss Alice Benton, director of
tie college's physical education
epartment for women, discuss
d what a teacher has a right
) expect from the community,
'he speakers were introduced
y Mrs. Weimar Jones, associa
lon president.
Mrs. Allen Siler, program
hairman, reported that the
lecember meeting will be fea
ured by a Christmas program,
o be presented by pupils of the
jwer grades in the elementary
Mrs. W. E. Hunnlcutt, mem
ershlp chairman, reported that
99 persons have joined the as
ociation this year. Miss Good
lan remarked it would never
o to stop short of 400, and
-sked that her membership be
The PTA magazine chairman,
Irs. ? R. S. Jones, reported 29
iaid subscriptions to the mag
It was announced that the
resent education committee
rill hold an all-day study group
meeting, with a covered dish
inch, at the Agricultural bulld
ig sometime before Christmas.
Irs E. N. Howell, of 8wan
lanoa, past state president of
he P. T. A., has been asked to
:ad the discussion.
The devotional program was
onducted by the Rev. J. H.
Irendall, Jr., Methodist pastor
For the third successive
lonth, William Crawford's
ighth grade room won the
ward for the largest represen
ation of parents, present.
Hotel Hearn
Lease It Purchased By
Florida Woman
Miss Dorothy E. B&rtman this
veek purchased the nine-year
ease on Hotel Hearn here from
F. 8. McConnell, and Tuesday
took over active management of
;he hotel. No changes In staff
ire contemplated, Miss Bart
man said.
The new operator of the
Hearn formerly was manager of
the Canton hotel at canton, Oa.,
sod later of the Montezuma
hotel at San ford, Fla. She comes
to Franklin from Daytona Beach,
Fla.,.%rers she operated s guest
Mise Bartman, who arrived
here Monday to look over the
?ituatlon, bought the lease that
day. The deal wm handled by
Bar fie Id brothers, Atlanta brok
Lions Club Will
Hold Auction For
Recreation Fund
The Lions club's auction
sale, which was to have been
held last week, will be held
this Saturday, according to
R. R. (Bob) Gaines, Lions
The sale, which will be
held on Rankin square, be
ginning at 10 a. m., was
postpsned until this week
end, due. to bad weather last
Saturday. This extra time
has allowed club members
to collect one of the larg
est assortments of articles
ever to be placed on sale
here at an Auction of this
type, it was said. Auctioneer
Benny McGlamery will
knock down everything from
cars and trucks to old shoes
and bookends.
AU profits received by the
club will be used toward
developing a community
A food sale will be conducted
Friday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
in the downstairs office of the
Nantahala Pow6r and Light
company. Grade mothers of Mrs.
J. H. Williams' second grade in
the Franklin school will conduct
the sale. Proceeds will be used
to buy equipment or furnish
ings for the room. , |
Square Dancing To Strains
Of Genuine Mountain Music
To Feature Friday Benefit
Seed Store
Is Sold By Blaines To
Mrs. McKelvey
Blaine's Seed Store, which had
been operated by the Blaine
family for 23 years, last week
was sold by Mrs. C. T. Blaine
and W. J. (Bill) Blaine to Mrs.
R. E. McKelvey. The deal was
closed late Wednesday, and
Mrs. McKelvey took over Thurs
day morning.
The store, established by the
late C. T. Blaine, long-time
Franklin business man, develop
ed from a small side-line to
what is probably the largest re
tail seed business west of Ashe
W. J. Blaine, who has man
aged the business since Janu
ary, 1945, has ' not announced
his plans for the future.
Mrs. McKel/ey, who is the
wife of the manager of the
Western Carolina Telephone
company, announced plans to
add gifts and souvenirs to the
seed and other lines the store
has carried in the past.
Franklin Defeats Andrews
13 To 0; Teams Play Good
Ball, Despite Rain And Mud
Despite the fact that the game
was played in a quagmire of mud
and that there was a constant
downpower of cold rain through
out the game, Franklin and
Andrews played some of the
best football seen here this year
on the local field last Friday
Combing a powerful ground
game with passing, the Frank
lin eleven proved too strong for
the hard-fighting and determ
ined team from Andrews. When
the game was called, due to ter
rible weather conditions, with
five minutes of playing time re
maining. in the final quarter,
Franklin was leading Andrews
by a score of 13 to 0.
Approximately 200 fans braved
a rain storm to witness the
game and were treated to an
exceptionally clean and hard
fought game.
After receiving the opening
kickoff, Franklin scored on the
second play from scrimage. Ly
man Gregory, fleet Franklin
back, broke through the left
side of his line and ran 67 yards
for a touchdown. Gregory broke
lrlto the secondary so quickly
that it appeared that he was
across the mid-field stripe be
fore Andrews realized who was
carrying the ball.
A pass, Flanagan to Moses,
was good for the extra point.
Andrews made their most de
termined bid for a score during
the second quarter after recov
ering one of the few fumble*
made by the Franklin eleven
deep In scoring territory. On a
series of line plunges and end
sweeps, Andrews drove to the
Franklin five but were stopped
cold by the strong Panther line.
I Midway the third quarter,
franklin received the tell on Its
1 10-yard lint and on a series of
line plunges, with Cabe and
Mason doing most of the car
rying, drove to the 35-yard line,
where the Andrews line stif
fened. With third down and six
yards to go for a first down,
Flanagan gambled. Standlsg in
ankle deep water, he threw a
ten-yard pass straight down yie
center to Moses who took the
ball on his finger tips for an
excellent catch. After two line
plays picked up less than five
yards, Flanagan again accom
plished the seemingly impos
sible by completing another pass
to Moses, who lateraled to
Game Nets Two Groups
$116 Despite Weather
Despite a steady down
pour of cold rain, last Fri
day night's football game
netted the Franklin Parent -
Teadher association, which
sponsored it, and the school
athletic association $116.52.
The sum was divided equally
between the organizations.
The figure does not include
$38 set aside to pay the
Franklin team's transporta
tion to Andrews for a re
tarn engagement, W. E.
Hunnicutt, P. T. A. treasur
er, explained. Part of the
profit came from sale by
the P. T. A. of soft drinks,
pipcorn, and hot dogs.
Mason. Mason crossed the goal
line, but was called back, hav
ing stepped out on the eight
yard marker. On fourth down
with two yards to go, Mason ex
ploded through a nice hole over
left tackle for Franklin's sec
ond icore.
The remainder of the game
WM scoreless and was a kicking
?Continued on Page FIti
Noted Figures In Folk
World To Take Part
In Event Here <
"Swing your partner!
Ladies circle to the left ..."
With Sam Queen, noted call
er, directing the figures, and tt
the strains of mountain musk
played by genuine mountalr
musicians, persons from far ani
near are expected to gather hert
tomorrow to participate lr.
square dances that were old, lr.
England, when America was dis
The occasion will be the bene
fit program of entertainment
prepared by a committee frorr.
the Franklin Lions and Rotary
The time will be Friday eve
ning, starting at 8 o'clock.
The place will be the Slaglt
The purpose ? other than en
tertainment?is to raise funds
to complete the furnishing of
the unique community center
that is at once a memorial and
the product of community-widt
effort and cooperation.
The program of fun will in
clude, in addition to the danc
ing, a box supper; cake walks;
and the awarding of dozens of
prizes. Prizes are offered for
the prettiest girl, the ugliest
man, the couple present who
have been married longest, the
couple married the shortest
time, the oldest couple, etc.
Soft drinks, sandwiches, and !
hot coffee will be on sale. <
All the prizes and the mate
rials for the refreshments were i
donated by business men of
Franklin and vicinity.
Among the performers will be
"Smilin' Red" Raper, soloist,
who is considered one of the
most popular individual stars of
the annual Mountain Dance '
and Folk Festival in Asheville. '
Providing instrumental music
for the dancing will be such ?
well known figures as George j
and Dick Farthing, the latter :
a former USO performer; "Doc" !
Corbin, well known as a ban- '
joist; St. Clair Anderson, life
long drummer; Bill Land, old 1
time fiddler; and the Carpent- ,
ers ? Ed, fiddler; Jack, pianist;
Dean, guitarist; and Ed, Jr,
Master of the ceremonies for
the evening will be Benny Mc
Glamery, and when the time
comes for auctioning the boxes
he and George Mallonee will
take over. Judges for the vari
ous contests will be Dr. Furman
Angel, Lake V. Shope, Dr. Ben
P. Grant, and William (Bill!
Members of the Rotary-Lions
committee in charge of the
event are Grant Zickgraf, John
Crawford, Mack Franks, Benny
McGlamery, J. C Jacobs, John
ny Kusterer, Rufus Snyder, and I
Pritchard Smith, Jr. A number
of other persona, Including sev
eral ladles, have assisted with
various phases of the prepara
Mrs. Mack Pranks and Mrs.
Grant Zickgraf arranged for the
refreshments and prizes; Mrs.
J. Ward Long Is in charge of
; i decorations; Mrs. Claude H. Bol
f ton la responsible for obtaining
?l -QtttlMM M hft lis
Will Investigate Stept
Necessary l o Obla ..
U. S., State Aid
A temporary organization, to
Investigate the steps neccsi>u.i>
to obtain federal and state aid
lor a community hospital m
dacon County, was formed at a
dinner meeting of local business
men at Riverview inn Tuesa..y
If federal and state officials
Jind that a need exisis here lor
such a hospital, and if the hos
pital, as proposed, meets cer
tain speciiications and -tanu
irds, the federal government
will provide one-third, of ti'ie
funds necessary, and the s^a-c
government 48 per cent, it was
explained to the group. Thus,
t was added, the community
would have to raise only about
.9 per cent of the total.
Following this explanation and
iome discussion, a temporary
organization was formed, with
i view to obtaining complete
md detailed information, with
Jr. O. B. Woodard chosen as
chairman, and C. J. Mooney as
vice-chairman. Bob Sloan, who
ittended the meeting in the
capacity of a reporter, was ask
Jd to serve as secretary
The group decided that its
first step should be to write
federal and state officials to
nquire just what steps are
necessary in order to obtain fed
eral and state "aid for a non
profit community hospital.
When this information has
been received, it was said, the
plan is to call a county-wide
neeting of interested persons for
he purpose of setting up a
permanent organization.
Meanwhile, members of the
North Carolina Medical Care
commission were here the early
jart of this week to inspect the
lospital facilities in ' this coun
ty. Commission representatives
who visited this county includ
ed H. E. Hamilton, hospital ad
ministrator with the commis
sion; G. R. Berryman, consult
ng architect; W. H._ Newell,
construction engineer; L. D.
Jon way, architect; and R. E.
31aisdell, sanitary engineer.
Alex Berry,
79, Dies Of
Heart Attack
J. Alex Berry, well known re
ared farmer and contractor,
jied suddenly at his home on
totla street about 8 o'clock
ruesday morning.
Mr. Berry, who lacked exact
ly two months ol reaching the
ige of 80, recently suffered an
attack of pneumonia. He ap
parently had recovered, how
ever, and was able to be up
and about at the time he was
stricken. Death was attributed
to a heart attack.
A native of Mill Shoal town
ship, Mr. Berry spent ' most of
nis life in the Ellijay commun
ity. He moved to Franklin about
>'ive years ago. He would have
observed his 80th birthday Jan
uary 18.
Funeral services were held
yesterday (Wednesday) after
noon at 2 o'clock at Bryant
funeral home, with the Rev. 1).
P. Grant and the Rev. W. C.
Pipes officiating. Burial was in
the Holly Springs Baptist ceme
Pallbearers, all nephews, were
T. W. Angel, Jr., Alex Deal,
? Continued on Pace Six
Next Week's Issue
Of The Press To Be
Published Tuesday
Due to the Thanksgiving
holiday, next week's issue of
The Press will be published
on Tuesday, 24 hours earlier
than usual.
Because there will be no
mail delivery on the rural
routes Thursday, rural read
ers would not receive their
copies of the paper until
Friday if the usual Wed
nesday schedule were fol
lowed. Accordingly, the time
of publication is being mov
ed up one day, for next
week only, to that all Macon
County readers will receive
their copies of The Press
about the same time.
Advertisers and persona
who have news Items for
the paper are requested to
bear the change in mind.
The Press office will be
1 clflMd ftU day Tbtaksrirlni,

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