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Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 20, 1956
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Sixteen Pages
Events To Be Held
Saturday, Sept. 29;
Entries Are Urged
September 29 will be "Show
Day" at the second annual Ma
con County Fair.
Eight separate shows are
scheduled then.
The sh6ws and their starting
times are: swine, 12:30 p. m.;
dairy cattle, 1; beef cattle, 2;
sheep, 3; horses and mules, 3;
dogs, 3:30; pets, 4; poultry,
during fair hours.
Friday, the 28th, will open
the two-day county fair at the
Franklin High Gymnasium. The
official opening hour to the
public is 12 noon.
All exhibits must be entered
by 9 a. m. Friday, although
those with space arrangements
may place exhibits beginning at
2 p. m. Thursday, the 27th.
Judging in all departments is
set for 9 a. m. on the 28th.
Between $700-800 is being of
fered in cash this year, along
with blue, red, and white rib
Cites Oversight
County Agent T. H. Fagg this
week called attention to an
oversight in the rules of the
fair appearing in the catalogue.
Rule 6 notes "exhibitors are re
quested to mail or bring fair
entry blanks to the oounty
agent's office by Saturday, Sep
tember 15, so that adequate
space will be available."
However, through oversight,
an entry blank was not in
cluded in the catalogue.
Therefore, Mr. Fagg asks that
Rule 6 be ignored and that all
exhibitors take their exhibits to
the gymnasium on the after
noon of the 27th, where blanks
will be available.
.Show Chairmen
Show chairmen Include Max
Parrish, dairy cattle; Fred Han
nah, beef cattle and horses and
mules; Walter Taylor, swine;
Parker Gregory, sheep; Wayne
Stewart, dogs; Harry Pangle,
Enter Pets
In Parade
Businesses, civic clubs, and
community and neighborhood
development groups are urged
to "get in the spirit" of the
county fair by entering a float
or decorated automobile in the
parade on the 28th.
Set for 10 a. m. on the open
ing day of the Macon County
Pair, the parade Is being joint
ly boosted by Franklin mer
chants and the fair committee.
Wayne Profitt is in charge.
Prizes totaling $30 will be
awarded the best floats.
Enter Pets
A feature of the parade
through the downtown area is
to be a "pet parade".
Mr. Proffitt said anyone with
a pet, whether or not they plan,
to enter it in the pet show at
the gymnasium later in the
afternoon, is eligible to enter.
The parade will assemble on
Church Street, near the Agri
cultural Building. In order to
begin on time, all groups en
tering floats and automobiles
are requested to check In not
later than 9:30, Mr. Proffitt
Albert Ramsey Appointed
County Agent Of Graham
A Maoonian, Albert Ramsey,
Jr., has been appointed farm
agent of Graham County.
He has been an assistant
agent in Haywood County since
April, 1955.
His new appointment is ef
fective October 16.
Prior to going to Haywood,
Mr. Ramsey worked out of
Yancey County as an assistant
T. V. A. agent for a five-county
In going to Graham, he suc
ceeds D. D. Robinson, who re
cently was named assistant dis
trict farm agent.
Mr. Ramsey is a graduate of
the U. 8. Military Academy,
West Point, and N. C. State
He is married to the former
Miss Margaret Setser, of this
county. They have two chil
Crews Are Repairing Highway Fill
? Prcu Staff Photo
STATE HIGHWAY .maintenance crews and machinery are replacing a large fill on US 23
44X near Cowee Gap that was being undermined by underground springs. The springs have been
boxed and the water piped away from the fill and machinery is now replacing dirt. Traffic is be
ing detoured around the area on the old highway. The fill is just above the point where under
ground water caused a landslide under another fill earlier in the year.
Back-To-School Migration
Begins For Macon Students
Helped by a bracing touch of
fall, the ol' back-to-school bell Is
ringing loud and clear for more
than a hundred students pre
paring to enter institutions of
higher learning.
As usual, Western Carolina
College, at nearby Cullowhee,
claims the largest number of
the county's college-bound. This
fall will see 24 men and 21
women from here attending.
Those joining the migration
for knowledge, and their schools
and universities, include:
Paulette Ward, Martha Womack,
Nancy McCollum, Joy McCol
lum, Gladys Younce, Julia
Moody, Patti L. Phillips, Sue
Baldwin, Joyce Baldwin, Bever
ly Higdon, Shirley Cloer, Audrey
Hays, Ann Hays, Norma Jean
Welch, Emogene Downs, Cleo
McDonald, Marilyn Henson,
Nora Jean Baldwin, Lolita Hol
land, Patricia Setser, and Mrs.
Sue W. Baldwin, and Bill Men
denhall, Jack Baldwin, Pete
Penland, Bill Huggins, D. L.
Huggins, Tommy Raby, Bill Ray,
Thurman Blaine, Lonnie Craw
ford, Jim Brogden, George
Brown, John Cloer, Alvin Stiles,
Larry Cabe, Melvin Penland,
Emory Downs, R. L. Cunning
ham, Max Riddle, Earl Roper,
Sutton Russell, Howard Bald
win, Doyle Clark, George Lynch,
Charlie Cabe and Howard Pat
Miss Janet Jones, Norman
Smith, Holland McSwain, Jr.,
Leonard Long, Bill Zickgraf,
John M. Archer, III (school of
dentistry) and Bob Myers
(school of medicine).
EIGH: Crawford Moore, Ken
neth Brown, Monroe McClure,
Kenneth Dills, Farrell Henson,
Thomas Higdon, Mark Dowdle,
Bobby Womack, Max Phillips,
Jerry Sutton, Bobby Teague,
and Boyce White.
HAM: Jerry Norton, Tommy
Gnuse, and Robert Siler.
SALEM: Miss Nancy Cable, and
Paul Killian, Lee Foindexter,
Jr., and Lamar Houston.
HILL: Misses Emma Watson,
Marjorie Moody, Nancy Angel,
Patricia McFalls, and Kather
ine Alexander, and Kenneth
Begin Water Survey
The South Carolina engineer
ing concern hired last week by
the Town of Franklin to sur
vey water needs is no stranger
to the town, or to its water
Back in October, 1929, the
same outfit ? Harwood Beebee
Company, of Spartanburg ?
conducted a water and sewer
survey. In fact, the engineer
working on the current survey,
T. T. Dawson, worked on the
one in '29. George B. Patton
was then serving as mayor.
By coincidence, the old sur
vey is on a parallel to the new
one. Both center on a pumping
station and filter plant on Car
toogechaye Creek to boost the
water supply.
A copy of the '29 survey,
brought here by Mr. Dawson,
had a pumping station located
on the creek and a filter plant
and a 200,000-gallon storage
tank on the site now occupied
by Dr. Furman Angel's home.
The filter plant's capacity was
a half million gallons of water
a day. Its estimated cost was
Mr. Dawson recalls that an
impasse was reached on the
project when a faction in town
opposed the move and favored
instead a proposal to go to the
head of Wayah for water. Both
issues apparently bogged down
in argument.
In discussing the town's cur
rent water problem with alder
men last week, Mr. Dawson said
any proposed expansion of the
system here should not be less
than a million gallons capacity
daily to take care of future
The town's five wells are now
pumping about 300,000 gallons
in a 24-hour period, according
to Water Supt. Herman Chil
ders. Shortages during peak
summer months in recent years
point up the inadequacy of
It is estimated by Mr. Daw
son that a pumping station and
filtering plant would cost in
the neighborhood of $300,000.
Present elivated storage facil
ities are adequate, he said.
Aldermen still have not de
cided how to work out a solu
tion to the water shortages. The
survey by the engineering com
pany was ordered as "a start
in the right direction".
"What we're interested in
now," Mayor W. C. Burrell told
the engineer, "are recommenda
tions and estimates of cost."
Annual 'Hour* Set
Sept. 30 For Those
65 Years And Over
September 30 has been set as
the date for the annual "Fel
lowship Hour" for Macon Coun
ty's young-ln-heart.
And, committees are now at
work planning features of the
gathering, to which everyone 65
years and over is invited.
This year's hour will be at
the Franklin Presbyterian
Church at 2 p. m.
While the gathering is for the
"youngsters", that doesn't mean
those under 65 are not welcome,
according to Mrs. BUoise G.
Potts, publicity chairman. To
the contrary, she said those
younger are needed to help
make the celebration a success.
As is customary, prizes will
be awarded to the oldest man
and woman present; to the
man and woman with the most
grandchildren; to the oldest
playing a piano solo; and to the
one coming the greatest dis
Those who would like trans
portation to the hour may con
tact their church pastor or the
Rev. C. T.. Taylor, Baptist asso
ciational missionary, and ar
rangements will be made.
Other committee chairmen
working on the church-spon
sored event include Mrs. Hol
land McSwain, program; Mrs.
Gilmer A. Jones, Allan Brooks,
and W. L. Nothstein, hospital
ity; Franklin Junior Woman's
Club, registration* and ushers;
Mrs. J. Ward Long, decorations;
Mrs. I. T. Peek and Mrs. Ted
Reber, gifts; and Mrs. Marga
ret Cooper, music.
State Prisons
Official Visits
County Camp
Col. W. F. Bailey, of Raleigh,
North Carolina director of state
prisons, was here Friday, visit
ing the local prison camp for
youthful first offenders.
Mr. Bailey was accompanied
by Capt. D. R. Lyda, of Sylva,
prisons supervisor for this, the
14th, district.
Taxable Value In County
Climbs Near 16 Million
Grading On
Job Nearing
Half Mark
Gracing on the highway re
location project from Franklin
to the Georgia state line (US
23-441) is nearing the half-way
mark, according to Resident
Engineer S. T. Usry.
Better than 40 per cent of
this phase has been completed,
he said. About 900,000 yards
constitute the whole grading
Structure work on the project
is about 85 per cent complete,
the engineer said. Some culvert
work still has to be done, but
the balance centers on the lone
bridge that spans Cartooge
chaye Creek just below Burl
ington Industries. Concrete
caps on the steel bridge piers
are now being poured.
Mr. Usry said the bridge
should be finished in about 60
Meanwhile, local traffic at in
tervals is using the highway in
spite of blinding and choking
dust along some sections.
Monday, gravelling had been
completed on the new road bed
from Otto south to Norris
Store. Work is now progressing
from this point to the state
Mrs. Lichtenstein
Named Secretary
Of Club District
Mrs. R. G. Lichtenstein, of
Franklin, was elected district
recording secretary at the an
nual meeting Wednesday of last
week of District 1, N. C. Feder
ation of Garden Clubs, in Ashe
Others from the Franklin
club attending were Mrs. J.
Ward Long, Mrs. John M. Arch
er, Jr., .Mrs. W. E. Furr, and
Mrs. B. L. McGlamery.
The taxable value of property
to the 16-million dollar mark th
was reached.
The figure for 1956 is $15,864,
lion dollars over last year.
Sixty per cent of the increase
the tax-listed value of Burlingt<
year to $191,615 this year, and ai
able value of properties of thi
Company in this county, figure
? ? ?
Negro Property Listed
At $53,030 In County
Macon County Negroes own
real and personal property list
ed for taxes at a total of $53,
030, figures on file in the office
of Lake V. Shope, tax supervis
or, show. The 1956 total is $1,500
less than last year's.
Of the total, $45,175 is in
Franklin township; $7,240 in
Cowee; and $615 in Ellijay.
The 354 Negroes in this coun
ty (1950 census) make up .0022,
or about l/500th of the County's
16,174 population. A comparison
of the tax value of their prop
erty with the total evaluation
for the county shows that they
pay .00284 of the total tax bill,
or about l/350th.
Mystery Lights
Are Reported
Over Valley
Mysterious colored lights
have been sighted at night over
Blue Valley, near Highlands.
Capt. A. C. Tysinger, com
mander of the local Civil Air
Patrol squadron, reports he was
telephoned last Thursday night
by a man who spotted the light
about a thousand feet over the
valley and observed their move
ments for some time. The caller
told him the lights were red,
green, and white and moved
independently of each other at
a fast clip without any noise.
Olan Dryman, night police
man in Highlands, and one of
several to observe the lights,
says he is convinced they are
automobile lights in South Car
olina, which is in direct line
with the valley.
Clayton Defeats Panthers;
Indians Coming On Friday
In the wake of a 13 to 6 de
feat at the hands of Clayton
(Ga.) High Friday night, the
Franklin Panthers are hungrily
eyeing the appearance here to
morrow (Friday) night of the
Cherokee High team.
The clash with the Indians
will be the third game of the
season for the Panthers and
the first conference meeting.
Kickoff will be at 8 o'clock.
Principal Harry C. Corbin has
announced a special program
for half-time, honoring the
V. F. W. and others who work
ed on the resodding project at
the football field this summer.
Sparked By Ramey
Sparked by a hard running
back named Horace Ramey, the
Clayton team bounced from be
hind Friday night to hand the
Panthers their first loss of the
season. Ramey plunged over
for Clayton's first touchdown
in the third quarter from the
2-yard line. The extra point
kicked by Doyle Patterson put
the visitors out front 7 to 6.
Willard Smith scampered 73
yards for the Panthers lone
touchdown In the opening quar
ter of the game. The fleet
quarterback zipped through a
pile of players around left end
and broke Into the open for a
clear path to paydirt.
In the final period, Clayton's
Ramey chalked up a 35-yard
jaunt on an Intercepted pass to
close out the game 13 to 6.
The rough and tumble game
between the rival teams was
studded with penalties. Clayton
lost 85 yards and Franklin 60.
Clayton Franklin
First downs 12 6
Yds. gained rushing 170 150
Passes attempted 6 3
Passes completed 1 1
Yds gained passing 15 4
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Yds gained in'tcptn 35 0
Punting average 28 35
Yds. kicks returned 10 0
Oppon. f'mbls recov'd 4 1
Yds. Lost penalties 85 60
On the 28th. the Panthers
will journey to Hayesville for a
conference game.
MOVIN' OUT ? Quarterback Willard Smith (left) heads for an opening and Tarda re in Frl
u'ajr night's game here between the Panthers and Clayton High. That's fallback Darwin Hussey
(18) blocking the Clayton player In the center.
In Macon County climbed close
is year, as a new all-time high
283 ? up nearly 4/10 of a mil
is accounted for by a boost in
m Industries, from $20,000 last
i increase of $65,185 in the tax
; Nantahala Power and Light
s compiled by Lake V. Shope,
tax supervisor, show. (The Burl
ington Industries plant was In
complete at tax listing time In
January, 1955.)
Improvements to the proper
ties of small business concerns,
farms, and residential real
estate presumably account for
most of the other gain.
Last year's total for the
county was $15,470,925, or $393,
See Page 3
358 less than the 1956 figure.
The difference represents a
rise of 2 Yi per cent.
The value of all property In
this county, as it is listed for
taxes, has risen by more than 5
million dollars in the past dec
ade ? an increase of nearly one
Below are the totals for the
last 10 years, with the gain
Shown in each instance:
Year Total Gain
1947 $10,768,551
1948 11,047,793 $279,242
1949 12,175,109 1,127,316
1950 12,973,429 798,320
1951 13,400,828 427,399
1952 13,848,340 447,512
1953 14,454,930 606,590
1954 14,884,319 429,389
1955 15,470,925 586,606
1956 15,864,283 393,358
New Mail Boxes
Are Snapped Up
Ninety-six new mail boxes at
the Franklin Post Office have
been snapped up by patrons, ac
cording to Postmaster Zeb V.
A waiting list "more than
took care of them", he said this
week, and he plans to make
application for an additional 96
box section if there is enough
demand. This is the least num
ber that can be installed, he
To make room for the new
boxes, the post office lobby on
the east side has been extend
ed about 91/2 feet, Mr. Meadows
noted. With this extension,
there is also room for the pro
posed panel of boxes.
Korean Veterans May
Sign For Farm Program
Veterans of the Korean War
will be accepted for the veter
ans farm training program
here on October 1, according
to Wayne Proffltt, who Is In
charge. Veterans interested in
signing for the program may
get in touch with Mr. Proffltt
at the vocational building at
Franklin High.
September issue of National
Geographic Magazine carries a
color picture and a brief ac
count of the watershed research
underway at Coweeta Hydro
logic Laboratory here.
The Nequassa Chapter of the
Order of the Eastern Star will
meet tonight (Thursday) at 8
o'clock at the Masonic Temple.
Guests from Highlands and
Dillsboro will be present.
The Weather
The week's temperatures and rainfall, aa
t>co riled in Franklin by Man son St ilea,
U. S. weather observer; in Highland* by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton, TVA
observer: and at thq Coweta Hydrologric
High Low Rain
85 50 _
Wed.. Sept. 12
Wed.. Sept. 12 66
Thursday 86
Friday 86
Saturday 86
Sunday 86
Monday 83
Tuesday 75
Wednesday _
Wed.. Seut. 12 82
Thursday 86
Friday 88
Saturday 87
Sunday 88
Monday 83
Tuesday 77

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