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70th Year ? No. 47
Franklin, N. C., Wednesday, November 23, 1955
Winners Of Poultry
Show Are Listed
An estimate;! 250 411 clubbers,
their lead rs. and special guests
turned out Saturday morsung at
East Prankiin School lor the an
nual "4-H Achievement Day."
Heading the program was the
presentation of awards to the
4-H'ers for their accomplishments
during the past year. The awards
were made by Mis. Jessie D.
Cabe and James G. Flanagan,
assistant agents in charge of 4-H.
Among those on the program
were the Rev. S. B. Moss, A. B.
Slagle, Peggy Jean Morgan, Helen
Cochran, and Naijcy Cable. Spe
cial features included appearances
by the Carson 4-H choral group,
under the direction of Mrs. Roy
F. Cunningham, the Chapel 4-H
singers, and a Thanksgiving play
by members of the Otto 4-H Club.
The president of the 4-H county
council. Patricia Tntham, presided
Hank Rosenkranz, Jr., assistant
agent in Clay County, judged 10'
pens of 4-H birds following the
program. Prize money was given
by Sears-Roebuck, sponsor of the
4-H poultry chain. Blue ribbons
went to pens of birds owned by
Johnny Collins, Bobby Gibson,
and Peggy. Glenda, and Wayne
Sheffield, all of the Cowee club,
and Ester Cook, of the Cullasai?
club Awarded red ribbons were
Gary Peek and Guy Fouts, of the
Cowee club. J. B. Woody. Union
club, and Edwin Holland. Culla
That Tag Talk
Hwr you motorists been
missing th? usual advance
publicity on buying automo
Weil, there's a reason why
it hasn't been forthcoming.
Under a new set-up, tags
(just one again, on orders of
the last General Assembly)
won't go on sale until Janu
ary S, December 1 has been
the opening date for prior
The '36 tag has black nu
merals and letters on a yel
low background; the reverse
of the '35's.
Verton Swafford, manager
of the local Carolina Motor
Club office, which handles
the tags, said the deadline. for
'56 sales will be February 15.
The C. M. C. office is situ
ated in the rear of the West
ern Auto Associate Store in
To date, the office has sold
6,18? sets of '55 tags; 3,811
for automobiles; 1,965 for
trailers; 16'! for farm trucks;
and l:i lor motorcycles.
Landscaping Under Way
At Burlington Plant
A Undscaping project is now
unde'- way on the grounds at
the B'.irlinston plant just out
Thu superintendent, Stephen A.
Butj: / tliis week said, the pro
ject vU cost in the neighborhood
? h-tvm owt fnoio
PRINCIPAL Harry C. Corbin is shown crowning Miss Jane Zickgraf "Homecoming Queen" of
Franklin High School during halt-time festivities last Thursday night. At right is Norman B.
Smith, master of ceremonies.
Miss Zickgraf Is Crowned;
Panthers Roll Over Sylva
Player Award Feature
An estimated 1.200 i; unch fan
braved a raw cold front here las':
Thursday r.:rht to watch the
Franklin High Panthers write thf
final chapter to a successful
"Homecoming Day" by defeating
the Sylva Golden Hurricane 3f>
The day's festivities were kicked
off in mid-morning with a school
parade through the downtown
section. Between 75 and 100
alumni and friends of the high
school took in a reception and
open house in the afternoon and
were shown through the school
by members of the Beta Club.
Tea was served in the library
by the Student Council.
A float entered by the Beta
Club was judged best of the 12
parade entries. The Future Teach
ers of America and the Wildlife
Club tied for second place honors.
A three-way tie was called in
third place between the Langu
age Club, Franklin Future Farm
ers of America, and the Dramatics
Other entries included Future
Homemakers of America. Mono
srara CHib, 4-H Club. Photography
Club, and Library Club.
Prancing majorettes and the
Macon County Band led the pa
Highlights of the evening, in
addition to the football game.
"Homecoming Queen" and her
court, the presentation of a player
award by the V. F. W.. and a
performance by the band. All of
these marked half-time.
By Popular vote of the student
body. Miss Jane Zickgraf. daueh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Zick
graf, of Franklin, was selected
"Homecoming Queen." She was
crowned by Principal Harry C.
Corbin. Her maid of honor was
Miss Helen Cochran. Memebers
of her court included Misses Jean
and Joy McCollum. Kay Ledford.
SEE NO 3, PAGE 12
MEN'S MEETING POSTPONED
The monthly meeting of the
Macon County Methodist Men's
Club, that was scheduled for la.-'t
< Tuesday i night, has been post
poned till next Tuesday evening.
It will be held at the Carson Com
munity House, with women of the
Carson church serving the dinner
V. F. W. COMMANDER Zeb Meadows Ls shown presenting
the most valuable player award to tackle Morris Jones. The pre
sentation -was a half-time feature of Franklin High's "Homecom
ing Day" came last Thursday night. Jones was picked for the
honor by his teammates.
2core Is 38 To 0;
Fumbles Help Locals
By TOMMl1 GNLsE
Franklin High, aided by thr::e
fumble recoveries, rolled up 25
points in the final period to take
a 38 to 0 win over Sylva High
to end the 1955 season.
A strong passing game provided
a large part of the Panthers' of
fensive punch as they oompleted
nine aerials for 193 yards and
The locals broke into the scor
ing column in the second period.
A 59-yard pass play from Craw
ford Moore to Bill Mendenhall
put the ball on the 10-yard stripe
ar.d two plays later Moore passed
to Willard Smith in the end zone
for the touchdown. Buddy Mc
Clure's drop-kick for the extra
was not good.
In the third period. McClure
made a 26-yard run and Moore
connected with Smith for 13 to
set up the Panthers' second tal
ly. Moore raced the final six
yards on a keep play around
right end. Smith skirted end for
tlie extra, making the score 13
On the second play of the final
period, a pltchout from Moore
to Gilmer Henry was fum&led.
Mendenhall picked up the loose
ball and raced 40 yards to a
touchdown. McClure's drop-kick
split the uprights and the lead
was increased to 20 to 0.
A few plays later. Franklin took
over the six and began a 94
yard scoring drive. After moving
the ball to the 23 on the ground,
Moore connected with passes to
Smith and Jerry Bailey for 70
yards to put the locals on the
Sylva 7. After two incomplete
passes, Moore again connected
with Smith for the six-pointer.
McClure's kick was blocked and
the score remained 26 to 0.
On the play following the kick
off, Mendenhall scooped up a
Sylva fur.ible and ran 40 yards
to another score.
The final tally came after Den
nis Mehaffey recovered a fumble
on the Sylva 26. On the next
play, Furman Mason raced to
a touchdown on a draw play,
making the score 38 to 0.
It was senior night for the
Panthers and the final high
school game for 15 of the squad ?
Mendenhall. Bailey. Moore, Mas
on. McClure, Mehaffey. Morris
Jones, Johnny Wooten, Wardic
Young, Tommy Cor bin. Mark
Dowcile, Zet> Guffie. Tummy An
gel, Kenneth Brown, and Jerry i
Dr. Angel New
Head Of Macon
Medical Group j
Dr. Edgar Angel, of Angel Hos- 1
pital. Inc.. has been elec ted presi
dent of the Macon County Medi
cal Society. <
He succeeds Dr. E. W. Fisher.
Mr. Angel's election featured a
dinner meeting of the society
last Thursday night at Cagle's
Dr. Prank M. Killian was named (
Selected a.s a delegate to the
N. C. Medical Society meeting \
in Plnehurst next May was Dr. i
Furman Angel. Dr. J. W. Kahn
was named alternate.
Word Comes From
McSwain On Gym
"We're going to do everything
passible to get it open by the first
game (January 10', is the word
from Supt. Holland McSwain on
Franklin's new gymnasium.
The biggest problem will be pre
venting the main piaying floor
f;om buckling, he said. This has
1 ;i(jpened in several gymnasiums
recently and the superintendent
said every effort is going to be
made to prevent it here.
If the flooring is put down be
fore the concrete in the building
is completely dry, buckling follows,
Mr. McSwain explained. He said
it is hoped things will be in shape
lo turn the heat on in the gym
nasium at least two weeks before
the flooring is installed to speed
drying of the concrete.
He and the architect plan to
discuss the matter this week.
Meanwhile, E. J. Whitmire, gen
eral manager of Macon Construc
tion Company, said the finished
flooring will In the building
and ready for installation by Jan
uary 1. Dressing rooms and tile
work will be finished by then.
Sub-flooring already is in. Mr.
Whitmire said the decision to in
stall the finished flooring is up to
At Age Of 70
Arthur C. ("Big Boy"' Pannell,
a native of Macon, died Saturday
at 5:30 p. m. at his Franklin home.
He had been ill about four months.
Seventy-year-old. Mr. Pannell
was well known for his sense of
humor and he always had a "good
word" for everyone. In greeting,
he called men "Judge" and women
"Sis". At one time he worked for
the town, was county jailer, and
in recent years operated Pannells
Peed Store and Mill in East Frank
lin. He also was the oldest mem
ber of the town volunteer fire de
Funeral services were conducted
Monday at 2 p. m. at the First
Methodist Church by the Rev. S.
B. Moss, pastor, and the Rev. M
W. Chapman. Baptist pastor. Bur
ial was in Woodlawn Cemetery
A member of the Bethel Metho
dist Church. Mr. Pannel was mar
ried January 19, 1910, to Miss
Callie Hall, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons.
Gene Pannell. of Pranklin. and
Rufus Pannell. of Waynesville:
five daughters. Mrs. Roy Kinsland,
Mrs. Herman Talley. and Miss
Prances L. Pannell, all of Frank
lin. Mrs Robert R. Clayton and
Mrs. Robert Mooney. of Atlanta.
Da.; a brother. Harrison Pan
nell. of Franklin; two sisters.
Mrs Will Mason anfi Mrs. Lucias
McMahan. of Franklin; and fiv?
Pallbearers wene Good low Bow
nan. .Harve L Brvant. Lee Poin
?Vvter. H. A. Wilhide. Walter
Dean, and Herman Childers Mem
-e-s of tl^e Franklin Volunteer
Pi re Department were honorarv
ATnngements were under t'l"
Hreetion of Bryant Funeral Horn''
R*n*fit SupD^r S?*t
Friday At School
A benefit supper is set f<v
Fri<i i y ni"ht a? 7 o'clock at the
It is beinK sponsored by the
Upper Cartoogechaye Rural Com
munity Development Organization
and proceeds are earmarked for
Improvements at the community
Succeeds Mrs. Smith,
Resigned; No Word Yet
On McNeill's Successor
Mrs. John J. Swan, of Franklin,
has been hired as an assistant
agent for the Farm and Home
Development Program here.
She succeeds Mrs. Margaret D.
Smith, who has resigned effective
December 1 to accept the home
agent's post at the Cherokee Res
A former teacher in New Hamp
shire and South Carolina. Mrs.
Swan and her family came here
from Andrews five years ago.
Robert F. McNeill also has re
signed as an assistant agent. His
successor has not been named. Mr
McNeill is going to Mitchell Coun
ty as an assistant agent.
A 17-year-old girl, Mrs. Epsie
Dean, who is being held in Bun
combe County in connection with
the death of an infant boy, at
one time lived in this county.
She is the former Epsie Kirk
land. of the Skeenah section.
Mrs. Dean and her husband.
Harve, 22. were arrested by Bun
combe deputies in Hayesville on
Saturday. Officers earlier had
found the throatrslashed body of
an infant boy (Nov. 17) in the
attic of an apartment house at
Enka where the couple had lived.
She is charged with murder
and her husband is being held
on suspicion of murder.
Mrs. Dean is reported to have
signed a statement saying she
was scared during the birth of the
baby boy and placed it in a box
in the attic, not knowing whether
it was dead or alive.
An examination indicated the
Infant had been dead between
10 days and two weeks. The baby's
throat had been cut from near one
ear to alongside the jaw.
October Sales Send
E And H Bonds Eight
Per Cent Over Mark
With two months of 1955 left,
Macon County In October top
ped its U. S. Savings Bond quota
of $233,200 by eight per cent.
October s sales hit $25,037.50
for E and H bonds, according
to H. W. Cabe, county chairman,
giving a cumulative sales total
since January 1 of $251,125.
The county was one of 20 In
the state listed as over quotas
for the year in October.
Dr. Guy V. Goodiny. district
health officer, this week announc
ed that the third round of Salk
polio vaccine will be administered
to school children during the
month of December
A schedule R Trow beiim work
The shots may be received at the
health department or through
local physicians, he said.
Murphy Man Buys
Preston J Henn. of Murphv.
has purchased the Franklin Drive
in Theatre from James E, Clay.
Jr.. of Sylva.
The new owner will take over
Amount involved in the deal i<
The Patton iMethodist Church
will sponsor an old-fashion box
supper and cake walk Saturday
ni?ht at 8 o'clock at the Patton
Community Bulldin*. Church offi
cials explained the event Is for
the benefit of the church's build
All Officers I
Of Red Cross I
All officers of the Macon chap
ter of American Red Cross have
been reelected for another year.
They include Z. Weaver
Shope. chairman: W. R Pott';,
vice-chairman: C. Jack Ragan, i
treasurer: J Horner Stockton, fi
nance: Mrs. Velma Conlcy pub- ,
hcity: Miss Lassie Kelly, produc
tion and supply; Edd Whitaker.
disaster relief R. A .Byrd. water
safety: W. W Sloan, first aid:
Mrs. Frank Shope. home nursing:
Mrs. Rita Ferguson, home service:
and Mrs. Roy Kinsland. Junior
Reelection of these officers fea
tured the chapter's annual meet
ing Friday night at Kelly's Inn.
The Rev. R. T. Houts, Jr., of
Highlands, was named to the
board of directors, succeeding the
Rev. R. E. Early. Other members
of the board are James L. Hauser,
the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, the
Rev S. B. Moss, the Rev. Bryan
Hatchett, Frank B. Cook. Charles
Anderson, and Lewis Edwards.
In reporting on the home nurs
ing program. Mrs. Shope noted
that nine instructor certificates
were awarded in the past year
Those holding certificates are
qualified to teach the home nurs
Mrs. Kinsland reported the
schools sent more than 50 junior
Red Cross boxes to children in
foreign countries. Each box con
tained soap, wash cloth, a toy.
pencils and crayons, toothbrush,
and toothpaste. She said the boxes
are ready to be sent again this
Mrs. Elizabeth McCollum, chap
ter executive secretary, was auth
orized to write each community
president and ask him to serve
on the board of directors durins
his term of office.
3 Injured Here
In Auto Wrecks
Highway Patrolman H T. Fer
guson has reported three persons
injured in two accidents over the
John Owen Cabe, 24. of Otto,
received a laceration behind his
right ear Saturday about 11:45
p. m. when his 1949 Chevrolet
overturned near the intersection
of US 23-441 'south i and the
Hickory Knoll Road, the patrni
man reported. He is charged with
reckless driving. Damage to the
car was estimated at $200.
Two were injured Sunday about
10:55 o. m. when the 1955 Chev
rolet in which they were pass
engers went into a ditch in the
street that passes bv t he new
Franklin gymnasium. Patrolman
Ferguson ^'iid 'h>" street had rof
been closed and there were no
warning flares at the ditch
Injured were Harold R Comp
ton. 20. of Rouio 2. owner of the
ear. who received a frrtnre of
the left ankle and 1 back injury,
and Richard Bradley. Ill of Frank
lin. who suffered u lac ration of
the skull. Both were taken to
The driver of the car was identi
fied as Thomas C Hopkins. 18.
of Route 2 He was uninjured in
the mishap, except for some brok
SAILS FOR GF.AMANY
Mrs. Larry E. Short, the for
mer Miss Carlene Nichols, sail
ed Monday for Murnau, Germ
any. to Join her husband. Lt. '
Short, who is in the army, sta- 1
tioned there. Mrs. Short is the !
daughter of Mr and Mrs. B B 1
Scott, of Franklin. 1
Are Announced; Moss
To Preach In Franklin
Traditionally. Maconians will
celebrate Thanksgiving Day
? Thursday1 with special church
Franklin s annual union service
will begin at 8 a m. at the Pres
STORES WILL CLOSE
Most stores will close
Thanksgiving Day and schools
will take a two-day holiday
the 34th and 25th.
Instead of closing in the
afternoon as Is customary,
most stores plan to remain
open all day today (Wednes
bytertan church. Guest minister
this year will be the Rev. S. B.
Moss, Methodist pastor. Others
having part on the program will
be the host pastor, the Rev. Bryan
Hatchett. the Rev. M. W. Chap
man. Baptist pastor, and the Rev.
A. Rufus Morgan. Episcopal rec
Special music for the service,
sponsored jointly by all churches
in town, will be by a choir of
voices from the participating de
Preaching and singing will fea
ture a service at the Higdonville
Baptist Church. It will begin at
10 a. m. and will end at 2 p. m.
Lunch will be served at noor..
The Rev. R. J. Hahn will preach
at the annual Snow Hill-Iotla
Methodist Charge service at the
Riverview church in the Oak
Grove community at 10 a. m.
His subject will be "The Goodness
Voters tn the Highlands
Township yesterday (Tuesday i
went to the polls In a special
election to decide whether or
not a 40-cent ad valorem tax
would be used to support the
Highlands Community Hospital,
Results were not known at
Voting was reported as "light"
during the morning.
The special election was au
thorized by the last General
HI NTERS ARE HERE
Deer hunters In record num
bers flocked into the county
Monday morning to open the
Kill data was not immediate
ly available, but it was unoffi
cially reported that more than
20 were made in the White
Oak Bottoms and Standing In
The season closes December 3.
TO ASSIST SCHOOL
The Franklin P. T. A. Monday
night decided to pinpoint its
activities this year on helping
the elementary school become
An open house and round
table discussion on the teacher
shortage featured the meeting.
IN WHO'S WHO LISTING
Wiley Smith, of Franklin, stu
dent at Western Carolina College,
is listed in Who's Who in Amer
ican Colleges and Universities".
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