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/2nd Year ? No. 41
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 10, 1957
Price 10 Cents
He's A Crazy, Mixed-Up Turkey Gobbler
Here's An Exclusive Interview With
A Gobbler Nursing A Mother Complex
I Editors Note: Following Is
an exclusive Interview held by a
Press reporter with "Tom", a
crazy, mixed up gobbler who is
sitting on a nest of guinea eggs
at the J. B. Brendles in Brendle
Reporter: "Okay Tom, what's the
IN THE RACE
Heinz Rollman, international
industrialist of Waynesvllle, to
day (Thursday) announced his
candidacy for nomination to
represent the 12th Congression
al District in Congress on the
Democratic ticket in the May
primary. In a formal statement,
he said: "I realize that by the
standards of political tradition,
it is early to announce in Oc
tober that one is a candidate for
the May primary, but I have a
reason ? I want time to cover
every foot of territory .In the
district ? talk to the people, jet
their views on matters, and ex
press mine for helping make a
peaceful world and a more pros
perous North Carolina". Mr.
Rollman is taking a leave of ab- i
sence from his job as president
of Wellco Shoe Corporation and I
of Ro-Search, Inc. I
real scoop? I mean what are yoi
Tom: "I'm hatching guinea
eggs, nosey ? 35 of 'em, if you real
ly want to know."
Reporter: "Now I'm serious
Tom, what's really, behind all this
foolishness. After all, a turkej
gobbler just doesn't go around do
ing what girls are supposed to do."
Tom "You think I've flipped
the lid of my coop, don't you?"
Reporter: "Yell, not exactly.
Tom, but it might help if you'd
visit a psychiatrist."
Tom: 'But who'll sit on the
etgs while I'm gone?"
Reporter: "I'm serious about
this, Tom. It's just unnatural for
a male turkey to hatch out eggs."
Tom: "At least I've finally got
some eggs. I sat for a week on
nothing before Mrs. Brendle took
the hint and put some hen eggs
under me. I was a little too heavy
for them, though, so she fixed me
up with some guineas."
Reporter: "Well, I can see I'm
not going to get anywhere with
you. See you around when you're
grubbin' worms for your biddies."
Tom: "Wait a minute, pal. hold
on! I didn't mean to ruffle your
Reporter: "Okay then, loosen
up, gimme the inside dope."
Tom: "Alright, you win. This
Hind of stuff runs in my family,
see. A f?w weeks back, a boy of
mine over in Haywood County got
the bright idea of sitting on some
eggs. Did he ever get the pub
licity! Had his picture and a story
in The Waynesville Mountaineer
Reporter: "So this is Just a pub
licity stunt, huh?"
Tom (slyly) : Let's Just say we're
a family of professional egg sit
ters and let it go at that."
Reporter: "That's a pretty
sneaky way to get attention . .
Tom: "So how else was a lowly
turkey gobbler to get his picture
in the paper?"
An unidentified boy uses ? stick to die oat some of the mud
lodged in the cleats of a Panther during Friday night's noddy
battle between Franklin and SylTa. Note the aid caked on the
uniforms of the players.
> Is Started
Macon County's annual Boy
' Scout fund campaign is being
| kicked off this week under the
leadership of T. H. Fagg.
Although no goal has been set
for the county, volunteer workers
plan to contact between 15 and
20 per cent of the population to
raise as much money as possible.
Community chairmen appoint
ed by Mr. Fagg Include the Rev.
Gene H. Little and Dewey Hopper,
Highlands; Jim Maddox, Car
toogechaye; Buck Sherrill. Carson;
Bryant McClure, Otto; Gordon
Gibson, Cullasaja; Woodrow Gib
son, Cowee; William G. Crawford,
Holly Springs; Ed Whitaker,
lot la; and Harry Moses, Hlgdon
Hunter Calloway is serving as
audit chairman for the annual
drive. B. L. McGlamery is head
ing the district drive.
Of the three counties making
up the Smoky Mountain District,
Boy Scouts of America, Macon
claims half of the 24 active Scout
units. The others are divided be
tween Jackson and Swain. With
222 registered Scouts, this county
maintains three Cub packs, eight
Scout Troops, and one Explorer
post. Macon also has 122 adult
By One Point
Franklin High's Panthers turn
ed in their best playing perfor
mance of the '57 season here Fri
day night in a muddy clash that
saw them lose to the Sylva Golden
Hurricane by a single point. The
score: 7 to 6.
The rain-soaked field, which
quickly turned to mud under the
pressure of running feet, proved
to be the biggest obstacle for botn
squads. Linesmen rapidly lost
their numbers under layers of
mud and a considerable amount
of huddle time was spent in get
ting mud clots out of players' eyes
and blobs of the sticky stuff from
between their cleats.
Tomorrow (Friday) night, the
Panthers will play their third
home game in a row. hosting Rob
binsville. Kick off will be at 8
In the Panther-Hurricane game. ,
both teams scored in the second ,
Sylva's touchdown came at the
end of a 60-yard drive on a pass
play from fullback James Kimball
to Harley Sellers. The game-win
ning extra point was kicked by
Oilmer Henry scored Franklin's
lone touchdown at the end of a
50-yard march through the mud.
An extra point attempt through
the line failed.
First downs 7 7
Rushing yardage 143 111
Passing yardage 11 0
Passes 2-1 1-0
Passes Intercepted 1 0
Punting average 31 32
Fumbles lost 1 2
Yards penalized 40 30
PH1LUPS IS HOME
William J. (Bill) Phillips, well
known Franklin pilot who was In
jured In a plane crash in mid
July. was released last Thursday
from St. Joseph's Hospital in At
lanta, Os.. and is now at home.
To Open House;
Dean To Speak
An open house (or the public
to inspect the new $300,000 out
patient clinic wing at Angel Hos
pital in Franklin is scheduled to
morrow (Friday' afternoon from
2 to 5 p.m.
The Rev. S. B. Moss, pastor of
the Franklin Methodist Church,
will conduct a brief dedicatory ser
vice for the new wing at 3'oclock.
according to Dr. Edgar Angel,
In extending an invitation to
the public to inspect the modern
hospital addition. Dr. Angel noted
that refreshments will be served
A special section on Angel
Hospital's new addition will
feature next week's issue of
The Franklin Press.
during the open house hours and
that continuous movies, relating
to hospital subjects, will be shown.
The out-patient wing is being
dedicated to three deceased mem
bers of the hopsital board of
trustees. M. D. Billings. Carl S.
Slagle, and Albert Ramsey. Sr.
M. L. Dowdle, R. S. Jones, and
H. W. Cabe. present trustees, will
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 6
. . . Guest Speaker
?Franklin Press Photo
WHERE YOUR $$$ GO
Thomas A. (Tom) Henson, new county accountant, and his assistant, Mrs. Byrda Nell Perry,
opened for business Tuesday in the old school superintendent's office in the courthouse as the fee
system passed on and county officials went on sa lary . The accountant's job is a new one created
by the legislative action that put officials on sa lary. Paying his taxes is Mac Whitaker, of Frank
Fee System In
Macon County's fee system died
a legal death Tuesday morning.
The undertaker of the old sys
tem, which had been in use here
since the "memory of man run
neth not to the contrary", was a
bill passed by the last General As
sembly putting all county officials
There was little, if any, mourn
ing. County officials reported for
work just like any other day.
However, there was some activ
ity in the courthouse as a result
of the "funeral".
The General Assembly act cre
ated a new office in the county
government structure, that of
county accountant. So, the newly
named accountant, Thomas A.
(Tom> Henson. and his deputy ac
countant. Mrs. Byrda Nell Perry,
were busy setting up shop in the
offices recently vacated by the
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 6
RECALLS WAR DAYS?
Macon 'Sgt. York' Marries
Macon County's "Sergeant
York" of World War 1, who is
"just fixing to retire", has a new
Thomas Milton Moss. 70. and
Mrs. Sam Phillips. 71. were mar
ried Friday night by the Rev. R.
D. Burnette. It was the second
marriage for both.
"I'll sure we'll be perfectly hap
py because we've known each oth
er a long, long time," the bride
said of her husband, who is prob
ably the most decorated man in
For heroism in action in France
luring World War 1. Mr. Moss re
vived the Distinguished Service
Uross, the second highest medal
given by the United States at that
time; a Cros de Guerre from the
French; and an Italian Cross
from the Italian government.
A private with the 324th Infan
try Company during the Argonne
drive, he crawled on his belly 200
yards into no-man's land to rescue
a wounded major. Enemy ma
chine gun fire severed a shoulder
strap on his pack while he pulled
the officer back to the American
front lines in a blanket.
Mr. Moss, who also was gassed
during the war. says he has never
regretted his act of heroism and
would do it again today.
The couple is living at his farm
just outside Franklin on US 64
AT NATIONAL MEETING ?
Macon's Home Agent Slated
For Recognition For Work
Macon County's home demon
stration agent. Mrs. Florence S.
Sherrill, is one of four North
Carolina home agents who will be
recognized for distinguished ser
vice at the National Home Dem
. . . One Of Four
East Franklin Sets
A Halloween carnival is planned
Saturday night at East Franklin
School under the joint sponsor
ship of the P.-T. A. and the school.
The public is invited to attend
the carnival, which will start at
MEETING IS CHANGED
This month's Cowee P.-T. A.
meeting has been moved up a
week, from the 21st to the 14th.
according to Principal Donald
The Groom Show. Hi. Bride Hi. D. S. C C?tifk.U^"
onstration Agents' Association
convention this month in Min
The convention is set for Oct.
22-25 and Mrs. Sherrlll will be
accompanied by her husband, B.
L. Sherrill, and their young son.
Extension officials In Raleigh
explain that the recognition is
made on the basis of distinguish
ed service to the people with
whom a home agent works and be
cause of the agent's devotion to
the aims and ideals of the ex
Of Mrs. Sherrill they say. "To
those who have watched her
work, one of her strongest points
has been leadership development
and rural and urban relationships.
Many of her efforts have bee>i
geared toward working with in
dividuals in trying to increase
Mrs. Sherrill has IS year's ser
vice in extension work, all as
home demonstration agent In this
county. Before becoming home a
gent, she taught home economics
in the high school here and prior
to that was a home economist
for Carolina Power and Light
Company in Asheville.
For the national honor, agents
are recommended each year by
the state recognition committees
of extension workers and are ap
proved by the national asoclatlon.
The three other agents who will
be recognized with Mrs. Sherrill
from this state are Miss Rachel
Herring, of Wayne County. Mrs.
Martha McK. Harris. Montgomery
County, and Mrs. Martha B.
Thompson, Davidson County.
The week's temperatures and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Hanson Stile*,
U. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. a Newton. TV A
observers; and at the Coweta Hfdroiogie
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
High Low Rain
Wed.. Oct. 2 70 59 .00
Thursday 65 58 .44
Friday 60 51 .94
Saturday 70 49 .34
Sunday 69 58 .00
Monday 68 43 .23
Tuesday 74 40 00
Wednesday ? 44 .00
Wed., Oct. 2 66 53 .03
Thursday 64 59 .75
Friday 54 51 1.77
Saturday 69 48 33
Sunday 65 44 .00
Monday 66 38 .08
Tuesday 72 35 .00
Wednesday ? 38 .00
Wed., Oct. 2 61 53
Thursday 60 51
Friday 53 46
Saturday 57 45
Sunday 60 48
Monday 63 36
Tuesday '0 37
Wednesday ? 37
? No Record