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72nd Year ? No. 43
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 24', 1957
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Arriving This Week
At Baptist Church
A flying missionary who devel
oped a mission aviation program
in Brazil, the Rev. Robert R.
Standley, has accepted a call as
pastor of the First Baptist Church
He and Mrs. Standley are mov
ing here this week and he will as
sume his duties with the church
Mr. Standley, who succeeds the
Rev. M. W. Chapman, resigned,
has been in pastorial, evangelistic,
and church organizational work
in Brazil since 1934 and has work
ed under the foreign missions
board of the Southern Baptist
Convention since 1949. He was
graduated last spring from South
eastern Seminary at Wake Forest
and also is a graduate of Asbury
College in Kentucky.
In Brazil, he promoted a mis
sion aviation program and for
seven years served as director and
pilot in the flying missionary
group, which served churches in
the remote areas. He also is au
thor of a study course book, "Fly
A native of Ohio, he is the son
of R. Ralph Standley, Sr., a re
tired Baptist minister now living
The Standleys have two chil
dren, Robert R. Ill and Margaret
Ann. both studepts at Baylor Uni
Get With It!
Forgotten to pay off that
You'd better get with it then.
The Town of Franklin is
drawing 67 warrants against
motorists this week for non-pay
ment of parking tickets.
Gets Bridge Job
A Franklin contractor, W. A.
Hays, has been awarded the con
tract for construction of a bridge
across the Pigeon River in Hay
wood County to the Mount Hope
camp owned by Champion Paper
and Fibre Company.
His low bid was $14,391.
The contractor started work on
the bridge Monday morning. He
plans to use about 11 men.
Area Is Sold
Cold Springs, a picnicking land
mark on Wayah Road, has been
sold to two Franklin, Mich., men
for development as a summer
The property was sold by Way
ah Valley Ranch, Inc., to Paul
Kanold, a Burroughs business ma
chines official, and Wallace E.
Zierer, a Chrysler Corporation of
One hundred and eleven acres
were involved in the deal, which
was closed Friday by E. M. Mc
Cold Springs has long been a
favorite spot for picnicking. Be
fore the road across the mountain
was constructed it was a "resting
place" for hikers going to the
crest of Wayah Bald.
To State Meet
Two Macon County 4-H club
bers will be in Raleigh Sunday
through Tuesday for the Farm
and Home Electric Congress.
They are Tony Denny, of the
Nantahala club, son of Orrin
Denny, and Martha Ann Blaine,
of the Patton club, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Blaine.
Nantahala Power and Light
Company is sponsoring them on
Clark Walker, assistant agent
in charge of 4-H work, will accom
Girl Scout Group
To Gather Here
A council meeting of the Nan
tahala Area of Olrl Scouts of
America Is slated Saturday at
2 p. m. at the Franklin Methodist
The area embraces the counties,
of Cherokee, Clay, Oraham, Jack
son, Macon, and 8waln.
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A New Well Shaft Is Going Down
ON EAST SKYLINE ?
Well Drilling Rig Starts
Another Shaft For Town
A well drilling rig is breaking
the skyline on the east side of
Franklin this week as work gets
under way on the second of two
wells recently authorized by the
board of aldermen to boost the
At the first well on the George
Reed property on the west side of
town, an eight-hour test conduct
ed Monday of last week produced
75 gallons a minute. The town is
now ready to hook this well into
Drilling equipment was moved
east the following day to the Jac
obs property on Ulco Drive behind
the Bonny Crest section. Drillers
yesterday (Wednesday* said the
shaft was not deep enough to give
a progress report.
H. H. Gnuse, Jr., chairman of
the water committee, explained
that a good producing well in the
Ulco Drive section will serve not
only to boost the water supply,
but also will provide better fire
protection for nearby - residences
since a larger main will be neces
sary. This section of town is now
served by a three-quarter inch
main, he said.
WILL CROWN QUEEN ?
Homecoming Being Observed
At Franklin High Friday
Franklin High School will ob
serve "Homecoming" tomorrow
(Friday) night when the Bulldogs
of Murphy High School invade the
local stadium for a conference
game with the Panthers at 8
"Homecoming" festivities will
take the half-time spotlight and
will include the crowning of a
"Homecoming Queen", who is be
ing selected from among 10 can
didates nominated by the football
players and voted on by the stu
A "Homecoming" party for high
school students is scheduled in
the cafeteria following the game.
Candidates for the queen title
are Jean Burrell, Joann Burrell,
Eva Gutierrez, Dwain Horsley,
Vivian Keener, Frances Alexander,
Ann Hall, Shirley Henson, Alice
Bradley, and Kay Ledford.
A flu epidemic that put most
of the Franklin High Panthers
on the sick list forced the post
ponement of the FranklinBry
son City game here last Friday.
Coach Dick Stott asked for the
postponement when only seven
footballers of a total of 69, in
cluding the junior varsity, show
ed up for school Wednesday
morning of last week. The game
will be played at the end of the
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a his Carpenter hu some craxy mixed- up blackberries that don't
lesm to realise they aren't supposed to ripen this tine of year.
Mr. Carpenter started out to die for potatoes on his farm in the
Tesenta section and ended op picking blackberries.
Club Women To Hold
Meeting At Carson
Club women of Macon County's
22 home demonstration clubs will
hold their annual "Achievement
Day" next Thursday, Oct. 31, at
the Carson Community Center.
The presentation of "The Gavel"
to the best club of the year and
the selection of "Club Woman of
the Year" will spotlight the ses
sion, which will open at 10 a.m.
Slated to lead recreation and
singing is G. L. Carter, assistant
state 4-H leader of State College
Mrs. George Byrd, president of
the county council, will preside.
The Rev. Donn K. Langfitt will
give the devotional and the Rev.
S. B. Moss the invocation. Greet
ings will be extended by County
Agent T. H. Fagg. Miss Sally
Kesler will be pianist.
Nominees for the "Club Woman
of the Year" award include Mrs.
T. T. Henderson, Walnut Creek
club; Mrs. Charlotte Henderson,
Union-View; Mis. Gordon South
ard, Sandtown; Mrs. Pritchard
Russell, Cullasaja; Mrs. I. T.
Peek, Franklin; ivlrs. Marlin
Combs, Iotla; Mrs. Harley Stew
art, Patton; Mrs. Earl Justice,
Holly Springs; Mrs. J. L. Young,
Hickory Knoll; Mrs. Grace Ayers,
Mulberry; Mrs. Jeter Higdon,
Ridgecrest; Mrs. W. W. Berry,
Higdonvile; Mrs. Claude Beeco,
Watauga; Mrs. George Parrish,
Olive Hill-Oak Dale; Mrs. Bob
Southard, Upper Cartoogechaye ;
Mrs. Earl Smart, Clark's Chapei;
Mrs. George Byrd, Cowee ; Mrs.
O.C. Hall faiitahala ; Mrs. John
Cunningham, Carson; and Mrs.
J. M. Maddox, Cartoogechaye.
Carson club will handle decor
Registration and hospitality
committee is composed of Mrs.
Earl Smart, Mrs. Marlin Combs,
Mrs. Cline Crawford, and Mrs.
C. T. Bryson.
P.-T. A. Post
Mi's. Harry Pangle was elected
district P.-T. A. secretary at Tues
day's annual meeting of this 11
county district, held at the Can
ton Junior High School.
Mrs. Pangle, who is serving her
second year as president of the
East Franklin ParentrTeacher As
sociation, is the second Maconian
ever to hold a district P.-T. A. of
Others from this county attend
ing the Canton meeting were Mrs.
Glenn Hastings, Mrs. Elmon
Teague, Mrs. Clint Shope, and
Mrs. Lawson Shook, representing
the Union P.-T. A., and Mrs. Wei
mar Jones, former district direct
or. Mrs. Jones was a member of
the district nominating commit
Equipment delays have chilled
radio station WFSC's plans for
night broadcasting on FM. accord
ing to Edwin P. Healy, manager.
Oct. 15 was the station's target
date for the change-over, but it
now has been changed to Nov.
15 because of the delays, he said
The Federal Communications
Commission -granted the daytime
station a night broadcasting per
mit in September.
A certificate of commendation
has been awarded Mrs. Lester
Conley, president of the local
chapter of the American Cancer
Society, for her efforts in the 1957
?Macon County was among the
top 10 in the state in the cam
paign. In raising *1.556.58. it near
ly doubled its quota.
"I don't feel the honor for the
achievement should be mine,"
Mrs. Conley said this week. "With
out the help of everyone In the
county it couldn't have been
? Franklin Press Photo
PLANNING FOR THE 'HARVEST SALE'
This group Tuesday night of last week mad: plans for the Franklin P.-T. A.'s "Harvest Sale",
which is set for Saturday night in the high school gymnasium. (L to R> Mrs. Margaret Cabe, Vance
Rucker, Mrs. Margaret Bulgin, Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley, P.-T. A. President S. A. Bundy, B. L. Mc
Glamery, Clayton Ramsey, and Mrs. Furman Angel.
Will Be Held
Committees are busy preparing
for a benefit "Harvest Sale" in
the Franklin gymnasium Satur
Sponsored by the Franklin P.-T
A., the fund-raising auction sale
will be held from 6:30 to 10:30
with J. Ward Long, B. L. McGlam
ery, George Mallonee. and Ralph
L. Smith serving as auctioneers.
Froceeds from the evant are to
be divided evenly between funds
for purchasing equipment for the
gymnasium and improving the
A planning session for the "Har
vest Sale" was held Tuesday night
of last week in the high school
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 12
Flu Bug' Hits
"Flu bugs" (nationality un
known) this week started be
coming something of a problem
as they spread through several
schools, causing absenteeism to
Tuesday morning. Franklin
High had 133 students out with
the flu, Franklin Elementary
had 48. and East Franklin had
Yesterday I Wednesday) the
school situation seemed to be
Before this week, the "bugs"
had no pattern to their move
ments. Iotla School two weeks
ago was in the grip of a small
epidemic with about 40 per cent
of the student body out for a
couple of days. This was the
only school hit at the time.
Franklin High's football team
came next and the Kobbinsville
game was played with several
first stringers out sick and
others ailing but playing any
way. Then, last week, the team
itself suffered an epidemic
(more than 95 per cent of the
players were sick) and the Bo
son City game Friday night was
But. the "bugs" weren't just
playing around in Macon Coun
ty. Students at N. C. State and
Pfeiffer College were, home sev
eral days last week because of
(iross retail sales in Macon County for the fiscal
year ending June 30 were more than a million dollars
above the previous year, according to figures appear
ing in The Retailer, monthly publication of the X. C.
Sales for 1956-57 hit $9,926,651, as compared with
$8,682,943 in 1955-56,
However, the general tightening of the consumer
dollar this fall is reflected in gross sales and use tax
collections here during August.
For this month, tax collections were down $2,899.55
over August, 1956; from' $21,648.78 to $18,758.23.
This would indicate business for the month was off
Sales Increase Here ?
Over A Million
A 1 IN. C. bl Alt r AIK ?
Macon County Exhibitors
Are Awarded 11 Ribbons
Macon County entries won 11
ribbons at the N. C. State Fair in
Raleigh last week.
This was in ' addition to the
fourth place ribbon and $450 won
by the "challenge exhibit", which
was made here for the western
district by the Agricultural Work
A total of 16 entries came from
here, according to County Agent
T. H. Fagg. The 11 ribbons they
won were three blues, five reds,
and three whites.
For the third straight year,
corn iFjink G-134> entered by
Aaron Hedden. of Franklin, Route
1, won a blue ribbon.
Blue ribbons also were won by
Miss Ruth Holbrooks. of Franklin.
Route 5, who entered a cushaw
and Mrs. ReX Andrus, of Route
f, who exhibited a hand woven
Winning red ribbons were the )
Dendy Brothers, of the Goldmine
section, for a plate of five Mcin
tosh apples, a plate of five Golden
Delicious, and a plate of five Re<i
Rome apples; Jud Tallent, of
Route 1, for a cushaw: and J. L.
Huggins, of Route 4. for com
(Funk G-134 > .
The Dendy Brothers also won
a white ribbon for a plate of five
Grimes apples, and Algie Raby. of
Route 4. received two whites for
two varieties of corn. Funk G-134
and Jarvis Golden Prolific.
BUT IT WAS TRUE ?
She Didn't Believe It . . .
"I still don't believe it . . . and
won't until I have the check in
That's^the way Mrs. R. M. Bid
die, Sr.," of Franklin, appraised
the situation the day after being
informed she was the winner of
-the area Good Housekeeping Week
contest and could take a five-day
trip for two to Mexico City or
pocket $1,000 cash.
A $1,000 Check And It* Franklin Owner
Well, to make a good story bet
ter, that was last Thursday. To
day, a week later, Mrs. Biddle has
banked her ,$1,000 and Is sure
"my creditors are happy about
the whole thing".
Actually, she didn't even want
to make the trip to Asheville that
paved the way for her streak of
SEE NO. 3. PAGE 12
The week's temperatures and rainfall Mow
are recorded in Franklin by Hanson Stilee,
U. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
observers; and at the Coweta Wydrologic
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day Hated.
High Low Rain
Wed., Oct. 16 63
Wed.. Oct 16 56
? No Record.