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Behold the turtle. He
makes progress only
when he sticks his neck
out. ? James B. Conant.
71st Year ? No. 48
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, November 29, 1956
Price 10 Cents
The Plane Circled...
Out of the black, snow-filled
sky of Sunday evening it came,
a big twin-engine airplane.
Apparently in trouble. It
started circling over Franklin.
Hundreds of ears picked up the
low pitch of its engines and
then hundreds of pairs of eyes
began scanning the snowy
blackness for a glimpse of the
plane's blinking running lights.
As it" continued to circle, a
tense drama began unfolding
on the ground.
Under the supervision of Fire
Chief A. C. Tysinger and sever
al pilots in the local Civil Air
Patrol squadron, preparations
got under way for helping the
big plane land on the town's
small airport along the Little
Lights on bright, automobiles
were lined up on the edges of
the airport to illuminate the
The disaster signal wailed
from the fire siren uptown.
Telephone operators started
alerting people to drive auto
mobiles to the airport.
An attempt was made to
make radio contact with the
circling plane with the short
wave outfit a local pilot, Grant
Zickgraf, operates at his home.
Highway patrolmen were busy
on their radios too.
But, no contact could be
They reported the C.A.A. did
not have any word on a plane
( being in trouble in the area.
<~ The highway to the airport
was soon jammed with vehicles,
an estimated 500. The siren
wailed like a banshee. And the
big plane continued to circle.
Then, as mysteriously as It
appeared some 45 minutes ear
lier, the plane started climbing
up and away from the brightly
lit runway and disappeared to
Ears strained for a sound of
the big engines. Eyes peered In
to the falling snow.
"There he is, way up there,"
yelled an excited teen-ager.
But it was only a star break
ing through the overcast.
As the rotating beacon on the
fire truck bathed the airport
drama in streaks of red, Chief
Tysinger called off the emer
Soon, the nondescript little
air field wallowed in blackness
And those who turned out to
witness the incident sought the
warmth of their homes.
The peacefulness of a Sunday
Before long, Chief Tysinger
received the official lowdown
on the circling plane.
A military Beechcraft, it had
besn ordered to circle while an
other flight of planes cleared
The incident, however, was
not a complete failure.
"It certainly proves that the
people of Franklin can rally
quickly to any kind of an emer
gency," the fire chief declared.
GOT 'EM ? Wayne Harrison
(r.'-ove, left) got his 175-pouild
buck on the opening day in
Harrison Core with a 30-30. In
his party were Afton Weaver
and Norman Seay. At left is J.
D. Southard, of Franklin, Route
1, with the 150-pound buck he
bagged opening day on Bryson
Branch. Among other kills dur
ing the week was Franklin De
lano Campell's. He got a. 150
pounder Wednesday morning of
last week in the .Mill Creek sec
tion. Ellis Buchanan was with
him. A rundown of bag data for
the two-week season in the
wildlife areas will appear next
TO BE MADE
70 Club Members
To Receive Them
At Annual Event
More than 70 awards are to
be made to 4-H clubbers Saturday
morning at East Franklin School
?>s the main feature of the an
nual "4-H Achievement Day". '
Of special significance will be
the awarding of Savings Bonds
to the most outstanding 4-H boy
and girl. The bonds are being
presented by the Bank of Frank
Ann Pennington, of the Frank
lin club, is to be awarded a special
leadership award by the Danforth
Cowee, Mulberry, and Burning
town communities also are in line
for special recognition for their
recreation programs the past year.
Registration for "Achievement
Day" will begin at 9:30.
The awards program will open
with a welcome by June Baldwin,
of the Iotla club. Miss Margaret
Wilson, Methodist youth worker,
will give the devotional.
Greeting will be extended bv
Mrs. George Byrd, president of
the county home demonstration
Carson Community 4-H Club
.has charge of program arrange
ments, while the Otto and Mul
berry clubs are working on the
talent feature. Cullasaja Commun
ity 4-H Club has charge of the
social hour, which will follow the
In addition to making the in
dividual member awards, the ex
tension agents in charge of 4-H.
Mrs. Jessie D. Cabe and Clark
Walker, also plan to make an
award to the club having the
best programs during the past
year and to the one having the
largest attendance at "Achieve
Twin Bill To Open Cage
Season At Franklin High
Two twin-bills this week in
the high school gymnasium will
toss the Franklin lads and lass
ies squarely into the 1956-57
A non -conference tilt Is sched
uled Saturday night against
Clayton (Ga.i High teams. And
on Tuesday night, Sylva High
will send its boys and girls over
the Cowees for a conference
In all games on the Panth
ers' schedule, the girls will lead
off at 7:30 and the boys will
take to the floor at about 8:30.
Meanwhile, practice and more
practice Is the order of the
day at the high school.
Coaches Pat Pattlllo and Mrs.
Rose Corbln both report their
teams are rounding out nicely.
Coach Pattlllo listed his prob
able starters as forwards Wll
lard Smith and Bruce Houston,
guards Dean Long and Harold
Elliott, and Mitchell Houston at
center. Ouard James Stuart and
forwards Frank McSwain and
Gary Clark probably will see ac
tion, he added.
Slated to carry the load for
the lassies are guards Jean
Phillips, Jean Sutton, and
Frances McClure and forwards
Bonnie Lee, Mavis Gibson, Lucy
Henry, and Carolyn Dowdle, ac
cording to Mrs. Corbln
Junior varsity squads also are
being formed at the high school
and they will play a number of
games during the season.
IS COMING ~
Event To Signal
Opening Of Yule
Season In Town
Supported by marching bands,
festive floats, and streets lined
with bright-eyed children and
appreciative adults, Santa Glaus
will officially bedeck Franklin
in Christmas trimmings today
On tap tor the official open
ing of the Yuletide is a parade
through town at 2:30.
And old St. Nick himself will
be the featured attraction. He
is scheduled to arrive at 2
o'clock by airplane at the local
airport and from there he will
join the parade and ride along
the route in a sports car, toss
ing out candy and gifts to the
The parage is a tie-in feature
of a merchants' "shop early
and avoid the last minute rush"
trade promotion. A committee
of Jaycees and merchants is
More than 30 floats are be
ing entered in the parade by
businesses organizations, and
communities. At least three
bands have been pledged, ac
cording to Hall Callahan, Jay
cee in charge.
The parade will assemble on
Depot Street at 2 o'clock. It
will move along the one-way
"loop"; that Is, up Town Hill
and along Main Street and then
back to Depot along Palmer
Out Fo** Contest
Time's running out for com
munities to enter the annual
Christmas lighting contest spon
sored by the Nantahala Power
and Light Company.
Ten or more communities
must enter the contest before
prize money will be offered. So
far, only three have announced
their entries. Deadline for noti
fying W. W. Sloan at the power
company is Monday.
Total prize money is the same
this year as last ? $100. Awards
will be for $10, $15, $20, $25,
The displays must be up dur
ing the period Dec. 17 to Dec.
26. During that time, judges
will view the displays and
choose the winners. Names of
the judges will be kept- secret.
When the displays are erect
ed their locations will be pub
lished in The Press.
Mr. Sloan said letters have
been sent to all community
organizations notifying them of
Has The Best?
A Macon County product
will be the center of a friendly
controversy raging down At
lanta, G,a., come Saturday
It all has to do with a bit
of two-state bragging "to
prove that the best sausage
on earth is made in North
Carolina by Tar Heels and
not in Georgia by Crackers".
Oscar Ledford, of Franklin
Frozen Foods, is supplying all
the NantaJiala Sausage need
ed by North Carolina to sup
port its case.
In addition to .Mr. Ledford,
E. M. McNish, chairman of
the N. C. promotion, Mayor
W. C. Burrell, and Frank B.
Duncan plan to be on hand
as "Tar Heel judges" to as
sure the Old North .State of
Sausage from both states
will be served up for consider
ation at a breakfast at the
Dinkier- Plaza Hotel.
Vote Error Noted;
Patten Gets More
An error in the .official vote
tabulation of the Nov. 6 election
has been announced by J. Lee
Barnard, chairman of the elec
Attorney General George B.
Patton polled 3.604 votes to lead
the ticket here, Mr. Barnard
said. It had been recorded that
the attorney general received
100 less than this. The error
was made In running up the
township totals during the of
ficial count-out, according to
With the idea of heading off
pending trouble before it arrives,
the Franklin Board of Aldermen
has given the go-ahead on sink
ing a new well.
The board's action, taken in
special session Tuesday night of
last week, is two-pronged:
( 1 ) Water shortages at intervals
last summer pointed up the need
for an increased supply before
the pressure of the next tourist
eeason again works on the town's
inadequate supply, and
(2) Some work is going to have
to be done on the town's largest
producing well near the Friend
ship Tabernacle. A new well will
serve to meet demands while this
work is being done.
Plans Still On
The sinking of the new well
does not mean the town is aban
doning plans for some day build
ing a filtering plant on Cartoose
chaye Creek. A survey of this
plan is still under way.
"Even if we had approved a
filtering plant, it would be impossi
ble for us to call for a bond
election and have the job finish
ed by next summer," Mayor W.
C. Burrell pointed out at the
"We need this new well to
carry us through next summer
and to let us work on the big
well," he added.
At least three sites are now
under consideration for the new
well. All are in the vicinity of
the Franklin Hosiery Plant on
Town Clerk C. O. Ramsey esti
mates that $5,000 will be neded to
drill and equip the well. The work
can be done out of current funds,
It was brought out in the meet
that the Friendship Tabernacle
well is pumping mud into the
6ystem because of a faulty casing.
Mayor W. C. Burrell said the
firm that dug- it will correct the
trouble under terms of its con
As the biggest producer of the
town's five wells, when it went
into production in 1952 its output
was 204 gallons per minute. At
present, its capacity has dropped
to 115 gallons.
Specifications now being pre
pared on the new well are on, the
basis of an eight-inch shaft with
a maxium depth of 350 feet.
The town wil advertise for bids
The "white way" along Frank
lin's Main Street is contagious.
Aldermen have revealed plans
for installing 17 more of the new
fluorescent street lighting fix
tures. 11 of them on Palmer
Street and the remainder at points
over the town.
Nantahala Power and Light
Company buys and installs the
fixtures. The cost of the units is
retired over a 20-year period in the
light bills paid each month by
Town Clerk C. O. Ramsey said
he has been told by power com
pany officials that the addition
of the 17 units will raise the
town's monthly power bill about
$50, or about $2.95 per unit.
Just recently the old lighting
fixtures along Main were replaced
by 22 flourescents.
A delegation of about 25 Macon
ians will have crossed fingers in
This crossing of the digits will
be in the hopes that Carson Com
munity will be among the top
winners of the 1956 W.N.C. Rural
Community Development Contest.
The names of the winners are
to be announced Saturday at the
annual contest awards luncheon,
to which the locals have been
invited as special guests. It will
be held at City Auditorium in Ashe
County Agent T. H. Fagg said
representatives from a number of
Macon communities plan to attend
the luncheon. County and town
officials also have been invited.
As winner of the county rural
contest. Carson Community auto
matically carries Macon's banner
of progress into the area event.
The contest judges visited the
community two weeks ago.
Dockets Are Light
For Court Term
Majority Of Cases
Are Violations Of
Motor Vehicles Law
Judge Zeb V. Nettles, of
Asheville, will face light crim
inal and civil dockets when he
convenes Superior Court here
Monday morning at 10 o'clock.
Majority of the cases listed
for trial on the criminal docket
are traffic violations, ranging
from permitting a non-licensed
person to drive to second of
fense drunk driving.
Miss Kate M. Wrlnn, clerk of
court, estimates criminal ac
tions will not consume more
than two or three days.
Trial of civil matters is
scheduled to begin Thursday
morning. The docket lists nine
civil actions and seven divorces.
Following is a list of criminal
actions docketed for trial:
Claude Martin, non-support; R.
L. Anderson, abandonment; E. H
Brown, assault; Harville Miller
Parks, speeding; Robert Derald
Ashe, drunk driving; Robert A.
Patton. aiding and abetting drank
driving; Willie Wykle, possession
of home brew; James Stanfield,
non-support of illegitimate child;
Bentley Parker, speeding: Ross
Ensley, reckless driving, speeding,
transporting whiskey, no driver's
license; Charles Robert Norris,
drunk driving; John Alvin Soles
bee, reckless driving; Claude Cow
art, possession of whiskey for
sale (2 counts) ; Will Singletary,
escaping prison; Max Ray Hun
sucker, reckless driving, speeding:
Charles Denning Woodard. drunk
driving (2nd offense); Ralph E.
Baldwin, speeding, reckless driv
Furmar. Tillman Hedden, drunk
driving: Roy Guffey. no driver's
license, drunk driving; Joe Hud
son Jackson, drunk driving: Rus
sell Camp, drunk driving, no driv
er's license; Robert Earl Owens,
aiding and abetting drunk driving,
no driver's license; Newton Pen
land, fishing on posted property:
Pless Patton Henry, speeding:
Lawton Jess Taylor, speeding,
reckless driving; Troy Arvil Welch,
larceny (2 counts), driving after
license revoked; Vernon R. Wil
son, drunk and disorderly: Ever
ett Lee Hurst, reckless driving,
driving after license revoked; Jef
ferson Burston, assault on a fe
Gilmer Lee Hall, assault on a
female; Lela Thomas, disturbing
the peace: Ralph V. Angel, speed
ing; James R. Philpot. drunk driv
ing: Jack Reece, drunk driving
(2nd offense) ; Franklin D. Forbes,
no driver's license; James Robert
Ward, speeding; Raymond Boyd
Ellis, speeding; Charlie Henry
Jones, drunk driving; Earl E.
Swa.n, speeding, Leroy B. Gene
Wilbanks, speeding, no driver's li
cense; Raymond Miller Jackson,
speeding; Charles Donald Raby.
reckless driving, no driver's li
cense; A. L. Allen, reckless driv
ing: Fred Newton Byers. speeding:
Edwin J. Smith, speeding; James
Wesley Hickman, speeding: Mc
Kinley Mc. Steverson, no driver's
license: James William Talley,
reckless driving. Edward Rabun
Roberts, reckless driving: Amos
Sylvester Mull, driving after li
cense revoked: Blaine Jenkins,
rape (2 counts i . Doyle Herbert
Ward, violating prohibition laws:
John Henry Hayatt, reckless driv
ihg: William Robert Cabe, drunk
driving (2nd offence), improper
Kenneth M. Dills, non-support;
James Dock Tallent. permitting a
minor to drive; Elmer James Tayl
or, drunk driving (2nd offense),
Steve Joseph Sheppard, violating
prohibition laws; Fred Browning,
speeding, reckless driving; Willie
Ray Ledford, drunk driving (2nd
offense); William Lee Adcock,
speeding: L. D. Keller, drunk driv
ing, violation of prohibition laws;
Marvin Junior Dean, improper
registration, improper driver's li
cense; Lloyd Donaldson, drunk
driving; Jerry Fouts Dills, drunk
driving; Don Laws Henry, drunk
driving; Walter Yellock, no driv
er's license; Albert Barnes, forc
ible trespass; Estes William Ly
day, drunk driving; Woodrow Wil
son Baker, violating prohibition
laws; J. M. Rogers, speeding,
Everett Herrin, permitting non-li
censed person to drive; James Roy
Pennell, speeding; Jesse Sidney
Sloan, speeding; Chad Eugene
Cook, speeding, reckless driving;
James Coleman Passmore, no driv
Ferman Branson Rogers, drunk
driving, violating prohibition laws;
James Warren Dills, speeding:
Warren Harris, no driver's license;
Leonard C. Swanson, Jr., assault
with a deadly weapon: Ralph M.
Henson, speeding: Nelson Eugene
Stamey. speeding; Claude Bran
don Burnett, speeding: Furman
Hendrick Bradley, speeding; Ralph
Jones, drunk driving; Ernest Hor
ace Brown, driving after license
revoked: Lloyd Henry>, Donaldson,
drunk driving, drunk and dis
orderly, violation of prohibition
laws; Robert Webb. Jr.. no driv
er's license: Paul William Bagwell,
speeding; Fved F. Carlton, speed
ing; Roy L. Jackson, no driver's
license; Joseph Steven Yasecko,
speeding: Hyman O. Watkins.
drunk driving: Plumer R. L.
Crane, violating prohibition laws;
Henry Herbert Bailey, drunk driv
ing: Julius Harvey Trice, improp
er driver's license.
Clyde Crane, drunk driving;
Fred Henry Messer, no driver's
license; John Charles McGaha, 110
driver's license; David Creed Ay
ers, speeding: Thomas Eugene
Estes, speeding: Conrad James
Henry, speeding; Ralph D. Elders,
reckless driving; Howard Gibson.
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 8
First Snow Closes
The first snow of the season
fell on the county this week,
closing school Tuesday at High
lands where about an inch was
Elsewhere, the snow was
mostly in flurries, with a little
sticking Tuesday morning. Low
temperatures for the past week
include readings of 14 for Fri
day and Sunday at Highlands,
the same for Coweeta, and a
low of 12 yesterday (Wednes
day) at both Franklin and Co
weeta. It was 18 in Highlands.
Ice skating has begun at
The Weather ?
The week's temperature* and rainfall, aa
tpcorded in Franklin by St ilea.
(T S woather observer: in HijrKlaods by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
ob--ervpr: *nd at the Coweta Hydrolofric
Tues., Nov. 20 60 24 .00
Hieh Low Rain
62 24 .00
58 23 .17
45 28 .00
47 15 .00
42 12 .00
41 27 trace
39 29 trace
Tues.. Nov. 20 56 26
Wednesday 52 46
Thursday 32 16
Friday ' 41 14
Saturday 34 22
Sunday 34 14
Monday 38 19 trace
Tuesday 31 21 .03
Wednesday 18 02
Church Auxiliary Bazaar
Set Friday And Saturday
The annual Christmas bazaar
of the St. Anges Episcopal Auxili
ary will be held Friday and Sat
urday of this week at the Nanta
hala Power and Light Company
Mrs. William L. Nothstein is
chairman of the bake sale. Mrs.
Allan Brooks chairman of the
needlework table, Mrs. D. D. Whr
lan has charge of the grab bag,
Mrs. R. O. Lithensteln has charge
of the Christmas table. Mrs. Ted
Reber. the novelty table,. Mrs.
John D. Hewlett, the baby table,
and Miss Linda Whelan, the teen
Numerous handmade articles
suitable for Christmas gifts, as
well as baked goods, will be on
The bazaar will open at 9 a. m.
Friday and close at 5 p. m. and
Saturday from 9 a. m. until noon.
Proceeds will be used for the
lmpryovement of the St. Acnes