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Speak not but what
may benefit others or
yourself ; avoid trif
? Benjamin Franklin.
72nd Year ? No. 39
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 26, 1957
Price 10 Cents
APPROVED BY BOARD ?
Mrs. Perry Gets Assistant f
County Accountant Position
Mrs. Byrda Nell Perry, who has
been assisting Register of Deeds
Lake V. Shope. has been approved
by the Macon Board of County
Commissioners as an assistant to
the county accountant.
Mrs. Perry was appointed by
Thomas A. (Tomi Henson, the
newly-named county accountant,
and the approval of the board
made it official.
Mr. Henson and Mrs. Perry do
not take office until Oct. 7. the
date when all county officials go
off fees and become salaried em
ployes of the county. As assistant,
she will receive $2,400 annually.
The courthouse offices vacated
recently by the school superinten
dent will be taken over by the
county accountant. The ofices
were painted this week at a cost
In regular session Monday
morning, the commissioners ? W.
E. Baldwin, Wiley Brown, and
John Roane ? also approved a road
for Potts Branch and forwarded
It to highway officials in Bryson
City for action.
HONORING VETERANS ?
Neighborhood Club Project
Becomes Memorial Park
The city park being developed
by the North Franklin Neighbor
hood Club at the foot of Slagle
Memorial hill is now a memorial
Meeting Saturday night, mem
bers of the neighborhood group
voted to name the new develop
ment "Franklin Memorial Park",
dedicated to the veterans of World
War II and the Korean War.
To lead off a fund campaign
to further develop the park, A. B.
Slagle contributed $100.
H. H. Gnuse, Jr.. neighborhood
president, said contributions of
money or labor will be welcomed.
The club has changed its "work
night" to every Thursday at 7:30
and invites everyone interested in
boosting the project to turn out
and lend a hand.
IS THIRD WIN ?
Cherokee Indians Toppled
By Panther Pack, 21 To 12
Scoring in the first three peii
ods, Franklin's Panthers toppled
the Cherokee Indians 21 to 12 in
Cherokee Friday night.
It was the first conference out
ing for the Panthers and their
third victory of the season, as
against one loss.
Tomorrow (Friday) night, 'the
Panthers play host to Hayesville
High for a conference scrap and
the second home game on their
Radio Station WFSC's applica
tion for FM broadcasting has been
approved by the Federal Commun
ications Commission and night
broadcasting is expected to begin
by Oct. 15 or earlier, according
to manager Edwin P. Healy.
The necessary equipment for
the change to FM (frequency
modulation) is on order, he said,
and includes a new transmitter
and an extension for the present
tower near Lake Emory.
In addition to permitting the
station to broadcast at night (its
AM permit allows only dawn to
dusk transmitting!, Mr. Healy ex
plained that FM is static-free and
covers a wider broadcasting area.
With FM, the range of the station
will be 100-150 miles, he said.
Coverage of local night sports
events, like football and basket
ball, also Is programmed with the
change, in addition to a variety of
new features, he added.
During the day, WFSC will
operate on both AM and FM and
will switch at night to FM only.
schedule. Kickoff will be at 8
A 65-yard drive in the opening
quarter of the Cherokee game put
the Panthers out in front to stay.
Halfback Tommy McMahan car
ried the ball over from the twi>
yard stripe and halfback Gary
Clark bucked the Indian line for
the extra point.
The Indians moved into the ball
game when L. Johnson scored on
a 10-yard jaunt around end. The
conversion failed and the Panth
ers went on to score twice more.
In the second quarter, Clark
scored and Gilmer Henry followed
in the third after a 50-yard set-up
run. Henry and Darwin Hussey
got the extra points on line
Johnson recovered a fumble and
raced 45 yards in the last period
for Cherokee's second score.
First Downs ne
Yards kicks returned 19 0
And His Truck's
Red Too . . .
V. L. Holland, repairman at
Macon County .Supply Company,
has a face that matches his
The truck is red.
And Mr. Holland's counte
nance is the same color because
he reported the track stolen
Monday and later discovered he
had left it at Martin Electric
Dr. Carpenter To
Talk For Hospital
Dr. C. C. Carpenter, dean of
the Bowman Gray School of Med
icine in Winston-Salem, has been
announced as the principal speak
er for the dedication of Angel Hos
pital's new $300,000 out-patient
wing in Franklin next month.
Dr. Carpenter will speak at a
dedication dinner Oct. 11 in the
high school cafeteria, according to
Dr. Edgar Angel, medical director
of the hospital. His address will
be the closing feature of the dedi
Prom 2 to 5 p. m., an open house
for the public is scheduled at the
hospital and a special dedication
program will be conducted at 3
o'clock by the Rev. S. B. Moss, pas
tor of the Franklin Methodist
The new wing is being dedicat
ed to three deceased members of
the hospital's board of trustees,
M. D. Billings, Carl S. Slagle, and
Albert Ramsey, Sr.
Dr. Angel said refreshments will
be served during the afternoon.
Continuous movies, relating to
hospital topics, will be shown also.
To Area Event
All blue ribbon winners in
the recent Macon County Folk
Festival will be sponsored in
the Mountain Colorama Festi
val in AsheviUe in October, ac
cording to Robert W. Moore,
president of the Franklin Jay
cees, festival sponsor.
The Asheville event is set for
Oct. 11-12 at City Auditorium
under the sponsorship of the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce
and is being staged as a fea
ture of the regional fall Colo
Friday, the 11th, will be "Fall
Festival Hoe-Down", an evening
of competition between square
dance teams of the area. A $200
cash prize is being offered the
Mr. Moore said the Otto Clog
gers and the Franklin Square
Dance Team, top teams in the
local festival, are eligible to
enter the competition if they
want to make the trip.
On the 12th, "Folk Music
Night" will be held at the
auditorium with $200 in cash
prizes for the winners. String
bands and individual musicians
from the Macon festival are in
vited to compete.
Transportation for entertainers
to and from Asheville will be
handled by the Jaycees. How
ever, Mr. Moore said he should
be notified of the number plan
ning to go not later than Sat
urday, Oct. 5.
HYMN SING PLANNED
A county-wide hymn sing is
scheduled Monday at 7:30 p. m. at
the Holly Springs Baptist Church.
It is being sponsored by the Ban
tist associational music commit
Studies Progress In Rural Work ?
Philippine Official Visits 'HI
An expert In community de
velopment work In the far-away
Phtllipplne Islands found the
proof here Friday of the commun
ity development slogan In Western
North Carolina. "There's No Limit
To What A community Can Do ?
If It Wants To".
Faustlne S. Macutay. a deputy
assistant to the president of the
Phllllpplnes. toured Carson Com
munity, winner of last year's
county rural development contest.
He visited several spots in the
community, studied the group's
scrapbook of activities, and chatt
ed with community leaders about
the many facets of the rural de
Rainy weather curtailed his
photographic activities somewhat,
but the genial visitor explained
he had grown accustomed to this.
'Tve taken only five pictures
since I've been in the area , . .
rain all the time."
Mr. Macutay addressed the
Franklin Rotary Club the night
before his Carson visit. He out
lined for the Rotarians the broad
plan of community development
work in the Phlllippines and
pointed up the many problems
faced in the islands, where illiter
acy is high and the population
Accompanying the Philippine
official on his Carson tour were
Morris L. McOough of Ashevllle.
executive vice-president of the
Asheville Agricultural Council :
W. W. (Bill) Sloan, of Nantahala
Power and Light Company; Mrs.
Van Frazier, Carson president;
and Mrs. Earl Cabe, community
Because of the high rate of illit
eracy. Mr. Macutay explained that
community development work in
the Philippines is considered more
of an educational process than
It is here. The program U govern
ment-sponsored. Problems of com
munication and transportation
also are big ones, he pointed out.
In his own small province. , the
natives speak 76 different dialects.
However, the goal is the same
as it is here ? to raise the stand
ard of living ? and the theme
of working together is the basic
tool for reaching this goal, he
A lawyer, Mr. Macutay first be
came interested in this line of
work in his home province. In
1954, he organized the profession
al people of his town (pop: 16,000>
and they began to think in terms
of a community center. A six-week
swing through the rural areas for
money and work pledges saw the
construction of a center valued
at $7,500, he said. The program
was gradually expanded and gov
ernment officials were Invited to
"Then one day. the government
became Interested , . . and here
In addition to overseeing com
munity development work. Mr.
Macutay is responsible for fram
ing government legislation pro
moting the program.
He Is scheduled to spend about
nine months in this county, study
ing all phases of community de
velopment in most sections.
IN ARCHER'S PLACE ?
Franklin Chamber President
Named To Area Road Group
Verlon Swafford, president of
the Franklin Chamber of Com
merce, has been named to an area
committee to prepare a statement
of highway needs for presentation
to the State Highway Commission
at a meeting in Ashevllle on Oct.
John M. Archer, Jr., president
of Nantahala Power and Light
Company, was first named to the
Franklin's new well shaft just
off Anderson Street passed the
300-foot mark Tuesday mornin?
and town officials plan to go
Although original plans called
for stopping at the 250-foot level.
H. H. Gnuse, Jr., vice-mayor, said
this week it was decided to con
tinue digging to determine if a
"fracture zone" geologists say
runs in that area can be located.
If this zone can be located, it will
provide an ample water supply,
It is believed the zone is be
tween 400 and 500 feet. Mr. Gnuze
Local delegates to "Boys' State"
and "Girls' State" last spring will
relate their experiences at Mon
day night's meeting of the Amer
ican Legion Post and Auxiliary,
The meeting is set for 7:30 at
Slagle Memorial Buidilng.
Mrs. E. G. Crawford, who has
charge of the program, will intro
duce the three. Uel^gates, Paul
Cloer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thad
Cloer, of Route 2, Gary McKelvey,
son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKel
vey, of Franklin, and Miss Patricia
Hedden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs
G. D. Hedden, Jr., of Franklin.
All are seniors at Franklin High.
The American Legion groups
sponsored the three at the state
wide student government sessions.
Mrs. Bob S. Sloan will have
charge of refreshments at the
"Harvest Sale", the first trade
promotion of the fail season, is
being planned by Franklin mer
chants for next month.
The three-day sale is set for
Oct. 3-4-5 with the merchants
committee of the chamber of
commerce in charge.
Sam Gibson, chairman, this
week said 60 prizes will be of
fered, 20 each day. Registra
tions for prizes will be handled
by participating merchants.
Drawings are scheduled daily on
the Town Square, he said.
Plans also are under way for
the annual Christmas parade
the week after Thanksgiving,
Mr. Gibson said. The parade of
ficially opens the Yuletide sea
Man In Knife
Other Is Held
Sheriff J. Harry ThomaSj has
released under bond one Negro
man, but is holding another for
his part ina fight which saw a1
76-year-old Negro woman have
part of her arm lopped off by a
razor-sharp corn knife.
The woman, Mrs. Arie Crawford,
is still hospitalized.
Sheriff Thomas said George
Carpenter, 40, was released Sat
urday on $300 for his part in the
fight on Sept. 14. Carpenter lost
part of the palm of his hand to
the com knife. Still being held
without bond is Andrew Angel,
Sheriff Thomas said he has been
informed that Angel took a swing
at Carpenter with the corn knife
during an argument at Mrs. Craw
ford's home In the Sugarfork
section, cutting off part of Car
penter's left palm. The force of
the blow carried the knife past
Carpenter, striking Mrs. Craw
ford who had her left arm severed
about four lpches above the wrist.
RUMMAGE SALE SLATED
A rummage sale, sponsored by
the Woman's Society of Christian
Service of the Franklin Methodist
Church, will be held Saturday
morning on the town square.
committee. However, he was un
able to accept the post and Mi.
Swafford was appointed.
Selection of an area commit
tee was an outgrowth of a road
meeting sponsored by the Ashe
vllle Chamber of Commerce on
Sept. 12. The purpose of this
meeting was to coordinate area
plans before the highway com
mission holds Its October ses
sion. Mr. Swafford and Frank
B. Duncan represented Macon
County at the chamber meet
Serving with Mr. Swafford on
the nine-man committee are
Jack Barfield, of Asheville,
chairman; Mack Watson, of
Forest City; J. Scroop Enloe, of
Spruce Pine; James Duff, of
Hendersonville; Charles E. Ray,
of Waynesville; Ed Mashburn,
of Marshall; Glenn A. Morris,
of Marion; and Frank Forsythe,
The committee was appoint
ed by W. Fleming Talman,
president of the Asheville
chamber. It held Its first meet
ing Tuesday afternoon.
Names of Maconians going
back to college still continue to
inese came tnis wee k:
Garris D. Parker, whose father
in-law is Earl Harrison, is a first
year student in the Wake Forest,
Miss Nancy Cable, daughter of
Mrs. Pauline Cable, of Franklin,
Route 3, is attending Gardner
Webb College in Boiling Springs.
Jimmy Stewart is enrolled at
the University of North Carolina
in Chapel Hill.
Jerry Sutton and Bill Fouts
are at N. C. State College in
Morris R. Jones is among sev
eral from here at Clemson Col
Miss Myrtle Karen Lequire is
attending Berea College in Berea,
Miss Emma Jean Downs has
enrolled at Western Carolina Col
Miss Margaret Sue May is at
Mars Hill College.
Miss Melba Moses, daughter Of
Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz T. Moses, of
Route 5, is attending Massie's
Business College in Atlanta, Ga.
The Fifth Sunday singing will
be held at the Franklin court
house Sunday iSept. 29) from 10
a. m. until 4 p. m? it has been
announced by J. M. Raby, presi
All singers and the public are
invited to attend. An hour of the
program will be broadcasted over
WFSC, especially for the sick and
NEW OFFICE HOURS
Franklin's town office is going
on winter schedule, effective Oct.
1, and dailly hours will be 7:30 to
4:30, according to Town Clerk C.
O. Ramsey. During the summer,
the office has been staying open
until 5 o'clock.
D. A. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver
Hall, Mrs. Paul Grey. Mrs. Derald
Queen. J. D. Parrish. Edd McCoy,
and Frank Browning attended the
funeral Sunday in Warne, N. C..
of Mrs. Dee Hall.
It's Fair Time
Here Once Again
It's fair time once again.
Tomorrow (Friday), the two-day third annual Ma
con County Fair opens on the grounds at Franklin
Communities, clubs, and individuals from all over
the county will start placing exhibits this afternoon
at 2 o'clock. All exhibits must be in place by 9 o'clock
in the morning, the hour for judging to begin. The
fair officially opens at noon.
About $1,000 in cash premiums, in addition to bLue, '
red, and white ribbons, are being offered this year.
Twp special features are slated for opening day
fair goers tomorrow afternoon. At 2 o'clock, interest
will center on a tractor roadeo, an event being staged
to test the skills of tractor operators, not only in
driving, but in hooking to implements. At 3 o'clock,
dog show is scheduled.
"Show Day" will be Saturday, however, and a full
day's program has been planned. A pet show will ~
lead off at 10 a. m. : swine and sheep, 12:30 p. m. ;
dairy cattle. 1 p. in. : beef cattle. 2 p. m. ; and horses
and mules. 2:30 p. in.
The fair will stay open until 9 o'clock each night.
Booths and individual exhibits will be set up in the
high school gymnasium.
Because ol increased interest this year, fair offi
cials have decided to have three aisles for exhibits
instead of just two as last year.
AT FIRST MEETING ?
East Franklin P.-T. A.
Committees Are Appointed
The East Franklin P.-T. A. held
its first meeting for the school
year Tuesday evening with Mrs
Evelyn Pangle, president, presid
The Rev. Doyle Miller, pastor
of the Holly Springs Baptist
if* i ) Hp
Cow s 1 ail
This solici torial district is
the "cow's tail" in North Caro
lina in getting criminal cases
tried in Superior Court.
At the end of the fiscal year,
June 30, there were far more
untried criminal cases on the
court dockets in this district
than in any of the other 20 in
the state. This is revealed by
the annual report of the admin
istrative assistant to the Chief
Justice of the N. C. Supreme
The report shows 724 criminal
cases undisposed of on criminal
dockets in this district, as of
June 30. The only other district
with anything approaching that
number was the down-east 4th,
which had 599. For the state's
21 districts, the average number
of criminal cases remaining on
the dockets at the end of the
fiscal year was 302.
This, the 20th solicitorial dis
trict. is made up of Cherokee,
Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jack
son, Macon, and Swain Counties.
Thad D. Bryson, Jr., of Bryson
City, is the solicitor.
The report shows 70 cases
tried by juries ili this district
during the year, 909 handled by
judges, and 1.087 "otherwise"
disposed of ? cases in which
the grand jury finds no true
bills, cases nol prossed by the
solicitor, and cases in which the
plea is "guilty", and the presid
ing judge enters judgment.
church, gave the devotional, and
Supt. H. G. Bueck was the guest
The following committees were *
appointed by Mrs. Pangle: Budget
and Finance, Jim Goodwin and
Harold Morgan, co-chairman. Dr.
J. H. Fisher, Leonard Horn, Don
Seagle and Mrs. Paul Carpenter;
Congress Publications. Mrs. John
Smith, Chairman, Mis. Bob Sloan.
Mrs. Hazel Sutton and Mrs. Good
low Bowman; Hospitality. Mrs.
Dan Bryson, Chairman., Mrs. C.
R/Cabe, Mrs. J. H. Fisher. Mrs.
Pete Aims, and Mrs. Nina Mc
Coy; Membership. Mrs. C. D. Cor
bin. Chairman, Mrs. Hugh Craw
ford. Mrs. Ted Cabe. Mrs. Alex
Arnold, and Mrs. Lucille Wurst;
P.-T. A. Magazine, Mrs. Bob San
ders. Chairman, Mrs. Harry Kins
land. Mrs. Glenn Wright, Mrs.
Fred J. Dills, and Mrs. Fred Fraz
ier; Program Committee, Mrs. R.
L. Ray, Chairman. Mrs. Leonard
Horn. Mrs. Merle Dry man. Mrs.
Minnie Berry, and Mrs. Clyde
Sanders; Safety. Walter Taylor,
Chairman. John Smith and J. B.
Brendle; Room Report. Mrs. Wil
liam Crawford, Chairman. Mrs.
Jess Thompson, and Mrs. Clyde
Downs; Pie-school' Mrs. Fred Ar
nold; Publicity. Bob Sloan. Chair
man. Jim Murst. Woodrow Frank
lin. and Mrs. Alex Deal.
Following the meeting a "get
acquainted" social hour was held
honoring new members of the
LOGGERS TO MEET
A meeting o!? the W. N. C. Log
gers' and Lumbermen's Associa
tion will be held Sept. 28 in An
drews. beginning at 11 a. m. An
election of officers is planned and
John Parris. of Sylva, newspaper
man-columnist, will be guest
T?1 1T> . ?
TO PROMOTE SCHOOL ?
Methodists Attend Banquet
At Cullowhee Monday Night
A large delegation from here at
tended a "kickoff" banquet Mon
day night at the Cullowhee Meth
odist Church to promote a leader
ship training school for Methodist
churches of Macon. Jackson, and
The training school will be held
at the Cullowhee church Oct. 6-10
at 7:30 p. m. It will provide in
struction for parents and teachers
of children and youth in the
Those attending the banquet in
cluded the Rev. and Mrs. R. L.
Poindexter, Miss Shirley Wooten,
Miss Orace Brown, Donald Brown,
Mrs. Ernest Wallace, and Charles
Cabe. of the Franklin circuit: the
Rev. and Itfrs. Oene Little. Mrs.
Joe Wright, and Mrs. Minnie Cole,
of the Highlands charge: the Rev.
Paul Heafner and George Byrd.
of the Snow Hlll-Iotla charge; the
Rev. S. B. Moss, Mrs. B. L. Sher
rlll, W. W. Sloan, and Miss Mar
garet Wilson, of the Franklin-Car
son Chapel charge.
A number of Methodists are
planning to attend the nightly
sessions of the training school at
Children's work will be taught
by Mrs. C. A. Rauschenberg. of
Atlanta. Oa.; Mrs. Carl H. King,
of Salisbury, will teach a course
for the parents and teachers of
youth: the Rev. M. T. Hipps. of
Newton, will have charge of a
course for young people In the age
group 15-23: the Rev. Oeorge Rud
lslll, of Salisbury, will conduct a
course for adults: and Dr B. O.
Childs, professor emeritus of Duke
University, will teach a course for
stewards, officers of the church,
and for adults In general.
i ne weatner
The week's temperatures and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Man Stilea.
U. 9 weather observer; ia ggMiwfc by
Tudor N. Hall and W C. Newton. TV A
observers: and at the Coweta Hydrolosie
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
High Low Rain
Wed., Sept 18 83 65 .11
Thursday 75 65 .07
Friday 78 65 00
Saturday 84 62 .00
Sunday 87 63 .00
Monday 73 61 .00
Tuesday 78 41 .00
Wednesday _ 44 .00
Wed., Sept. 18 80 64 .89
Thursday 72 63 .15
Friday 75 64 .21
Saturday 67 59 .09
Sunday 84 56 .00
Monday 73 57 .11
Tuesday 75 38 .00
Wednesday 36 .00
Wed., Sept. 18