Children often hold
a marriage together ?
by keeping the par
ents too busy to quar
rel with each other.
?Franklin P. Jones.
72nd Year ? No. 40
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 3, 1957
Price 10 Cents
CORN ON THE COB
Frank Burnette, of Route 3, is holding a whoppin' big ear of
corn he grew. There are 29 rows on the ear, it weighs one and
a half pounds, is 10 inches long, and 10 inches around at the
center. Other large ears, but not quite as big, are piled below.
The corn is a cross of Jarvis Prolific and Hawkins Prolific and
Mr. Burnette's been planting it for four years now. He's getting
about 150 bushels to the acre. Naturally his corn won a blue
ribbon at the county fair.
For Secondary Roads ?
Macon County is getting $24,
868.60 as its share of the special
$2 million secondary road fund
recommended by Governor Hodges
and approved by the last General
The 10-county 14th Highway Di
vision, of which Macon is a part,
is receiving a total allocation of
Only one other county is getting
With better than three months
still to go, Macon County already
has reached 93.9 per cent of its
1957 dollar goal in the combined
sale of Series E and Series H
US. Savings Bonds.
Through August, sales here a
mounted to $183,980.17, according
to H. W. Cabe, volunteer chair
This eighth month total is 93.9
per cent of the goal, he said
more money than Macon. That's
Henderson County, with an alloca
tion of $28,306.
The funds will be used on coun
ty road improvements on the basis
of need during the current fiscal
A formula based on the unpav
ed rural roads in an individual
county, divided by the total miles
of unpaved rural roads in the
state, was used by the Secondary
Roads Department In allocating
the money to the counties.
How the funds will be used will
be left to the discretion of the
division engineers and the individ
ual county boards of commission
ers, subject to the review of the
Secondary Roads Department and
the Director of Highways, accord
ing to Highway Director W. P.
The other counties In the 14th
Division, and their allocations,
are Cherokee, $20,848.40; Clay, $9,
41620; Graham. $8,272.20; Hay
wood, $16,759.60; Jackson, $20,
791; Polk, $15,668.20; Swain. $6,
665; Transylvania. $12,574.40.
Be Picked Here
Tuesday will be election day for
the Agricultural Stabilization and
Conservation program here.
Community committeemen in
each of the 11 A.S.C. communities
are to be elected from a list or
nominees prepared recently.
Polls will be open from 8 a. m.
to 6 p. m.
Three committeemen will be
picked for each community. The
chairman and vice-chairman of
each automatically becomes the
delegate and alternate delegate,
respectively, to the county-wide
convention, which is set later in
the month. A county A.S.C. com
mittee will be elected from among
the delegates attending the con
vention and it will be this group's
function to oversee the A S C. pro
grams during 1957.
Polling places for the election
are as follows: Franklin. Agricul
tural Building; Cowee, Rickman's
store; Burningtown, Parrish store;
Ellijay, Estes service station; Mill
shoal, Holly Springs Community
Building; Cartoogechaye. Huscus
son's store; Smith's Bridge, Par
rish store; Nantahala, Bateman's
store; Flats, Scaly Post Office:
Highlands, Talley's store: and
Sugarfork, Willie Moses' store.
Have Been Sent
Invitations have been mailed to
some 200 persons for the dedica
tion dinner of Angel Hospital's
new out-patient clinic wing next
week, according to Dr. Angel, med
The special b?nqu?t is set for
Oct. 11 in the high school cafe
Highlighting the program will
be an address by Dr. C. C. Car
penter, dean of the Bowman Oray
School of Medicine of Wake For
est College, Winston-Salem.
Dr. Carpenter's topic will be
"Private Enterprise and Its Con
tributions to the Development of
Good Medical Care in North Car
An open house is set for the
afternoon at the hospital and the
public will be allowed to inspect
the new out-patient wing. Open
house hours will be 2 to 5 p. m.
and the Rev. S. B. Moss will con
duct a brief dedicatory service at
3 o'clock in the new $300,000 wing.
GETTIN' A BRUSH-OFF
A contented pup relaxes while retting the brush from her young
mistress. Gall Proffitt, who was making sure aer pet would shine
in the pet show Saturday at the county fair. The pooch didn't
cop a blue ribbon in the show, but that doesn't mean she's not
blue-ribbon in Gail's eyes. Gail is the daughter of >Ir. and Mrs.
Wayne Proffitt, of Franklin.
FETED AT DINNER PARTY ?
Rebers Celebrate 63rd Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Reber enter
tained with a dinner party at
their home on Wednesday, Sept.
25, honoring Mr. Reber's parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W Reber. on
VISITOR TELLS CLUB ?
On Some Is A Mistake
All over the world, the Brit
ish and Americans are making
the mistake of pushing self
government on peoples who are
not ready for It, Dr. Herbert
C. Periera told the Franklin
Rotary Club last Thursday eve
A Canadian, educated in
England, Dr. Periera spoke
against a background of 10
years in Kenya, British East
Africa. He is In this country
When The Railroad Starred ?
Macon Has Its Memories, Too
There's a touch of nostalgia
sweeping Macon County as the
magic wand of Hollywood waves
over Buncombe and Transylvania
counties while Robert Mltchum
films his boot-legging movie, "The
For, like a faded star in the
world of celluloid. Macon County
has memories of days when that
famous man of frontier, fantasy,
and future. Walt Disney, almost
overnight tossed the Tallulah
Palls Railway here Into the na
tional limelight by using its
ancient track and trestles for his
thrilling Civil War epic. "The
Oreat Locomotive Chase".
It was Just two years ago this
month that Disney pushed por
tions of this county and north
Oeorgia to center stage and trans
formed the aging and nondescript
Tallulah Falls into a "star".
But that was two years ago.
Today, the "star" is a fallen one.
There's no magic, no glitter, just
Memories of lanky and soft
spoken Fess Parker, who starred
as J. J. Andrews, leader of the
band of Yankees that stold a train
in an attempt to sabotage the old
Western and Atlantic Railroad.
Remember how the children
flocked around the big and
easy-going Texan, who never was
too busy to loft an admiring boy
or to give an autograph or answer
a question? And how he and Stan
Jones, the fellow who wrote
"Shrimp Boats", would sit behind
the hotel set at Prentiss and har
monize? And how he wanted to
get away from being "Davy Crock
Memories of handsome and rug
ged Jeff Hunter, who proved he's
just as tough as the character he
played in the movie ? the conduc
tor of the stolen train, who help
ed run down the fleeing Yankees.
He chased them on foot, by hand
car, and by train. Remember how
the director kept shooting over
and over and over the scene of
Jeff running down the track,
stumbling on cross ties, after the
Memories of Mr. Disney himself,
who kept appealing on location
dt Intervals to make sure the
realism l\e demands In all his pro
ductions wis still there. Trains are
a boyhood love with him, you'll
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 8
to study conservation of water
resources, and was here to vis
it the Coweta Hydrologic Lab
"The idea that a community
works best if the authority
rests with the people" is basic
ally a British and American
concept, he said. And he em.
phasized that it developed slow
ly, over centuries, in the Anglo
Saxon civilization. Furthermore,
it grew in an atmosphere of
"Democracy will work only
when the people have adopted
in their every-day lives the
standards of Christianity", he
believes. Without such stand
ards, "the rule of the majority
can be a dangerous and a grim
thing, as we have seen in Af
In Kenya, he said, the peo
ple's lives have altered little
in a thousand years. "But we
are trying to bridge not only
the gap of hundreds of years,
but also to jump the gap of
In dealing with primitive
peoples, he believes, Christian
ity must come first; self-gov
ernment later, after the people
are otherwise prepared for It.
"We (in Kenya) are being
pushed not only by our left
wing at home (in England),
but by the United Nations,
which, to the rest of the world,
is an American-controlled In
Always, he said, when self
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
.their 63rd wedding anniversary.
Out-of-town guests here for
the occasion were Mrs. James R.
Thomson, of Chappaqua. N. Y..
Miss Doris Ann Reber, of Bryson
City, and Mrs. Mary Helen Foster,
of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Reber received
many telegrams, telephone calls,
and gifts during the week of their
Fair Is Success
In Spite Of Rain
In j'ite of rain the second day. the third annual
Maeoii Countv Fair wrote its own history and fair
officials already are pointing to a bigger and better
event next fall.
Held Friday and Saturday at Franklin High
School, the two-. lav fair was a success even before
the doors opened'' to the public at noon Friday.
In the first place. 307 individuals am! organizations
entered a total of K77 different items in the fair and
there were 3N special booth exhibits erected by com
munities, 4-H clubs, and 'other organizations.
Upwards of 5.0()0 are estimated to have visited
the gymnasium, where exhibits were on display.
And the fair ha<! its light moments too: like the
practical joker who slipped a toy cow into the door
A list of blue ribbon winners at the county fair
will feature next week's issue of The Franklin
wax ot a church in an exhibit prepared by Mrs. Jul
ian Maddox and her 4-H clubbers, and when June
Ferguson's uninhibited goat ate one of the ribbons
A great deal of interest centered 011 the booth ex
hibits and grownups and children worked far into
the night Thursday to get them ready.
In community exhibits. Patton Community took
the top prize of $25 and a blue ribbon for its display
on how to make a good community.
Class II. Future Farmers of America, won first
place among 1\ F. A. entries and Cartoogechaye Com
munity 4-H Club topped its division.
A steady rairj Saturday hurt attendance and par
ticipation in the outdoor livestock shows, but there
were enough animals on hand to hold them anyway.
For the general public, the fair was over Saturday
Not so, however, for members of the Agricultural
W orkers Council, the backbone of th? county fair.
Yesterday (Wednesday) they were still busy re
turning exhibits to individuals who forgot to pick
them up when the fair closed.
The fair association treasure. Miss Marie Jennings,
also has her work cut out for her over the next few
days. She's responsible for the premium checks to the
winners. The checks. Miss Jennings savs, will be
readv by the first of next, week.
SCORE IS 7-6 ?
Panthers Chalk Up Fourth
Victory By Close Margin
Franklin High's Panthers,
playing a somewhat erratic
brand of ball, squeezed out a
7 to 6 victory here Friday night
in a conference scrap with
Statistically, the visitors were
out front in the game, racking
THE BARK'S STILL THERE
Some crazy, mixed up dogwood has been blooming on a hill
abcre Sheriff J. Harry Thomas' home in Franklin, apparently
unaware that dogwood blooms only in the spring. Mrs. Eddie
Leach, whose husband has been clearing the hillside for the
sheriff, is holding some of the branches with blossoms.
up 11 first downs to Franklin's
It was the fourth victory, as
against one loss, for the Panth
ers and their second confer
Tomorrow (Friday) night at 8
o'clock, Franklin will host the
Golden Hurricanes from Sylva
High. This also is a conference
Trailing six points, the Pan
thers scored in the third quar
ter on a 55-yard run by half,
back Gilmer Henry, who scoot
ed through a hole over left
tackle and crossed the paydlrt
marker standing up. The game
winning extra point was made
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 8
The Week's temperature* and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Mannon St ilea.
U. S. went her observer: in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
observers; and at -the Coweta H\drolo*ie
Lutiomtory. Reading* are for the 4 - hour
prnod ending at s n.m. of the da* listed.
High L?w Rain
Wed., Sept. 25 80 44 .00
Thursday 75 49 .00
Friday 73 54 .00
Saturday 63 50 .31
Sunday ... 59 49 .... .84
Monday 69 55 .06
Tuesday 78 59 .36
Wednesday 59 trace
Wed., Sept. 25 77 36 .00
Thursday 74 44 .00
Friday 66 47 .00
Saturday 55 49 .31
Sunday 58 49 1.49
Monday 67 54 .11
Tuesday 76 57 .15
Wednesday 53 .03
Wed., Sept. 25 73 39 Record
Thursday 68 44 "
Friday 59 48
Saturday 52 44
Sunday 52 46
Monday 60 50 "
Tuesday 68 5?
Wednesday .... 53 "
Harvest Sale ? 60 Prizes ? Thursday , Friday and Saturday
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