Between two evils,
choose neither; between
two koo<Js, choose bath.
? Tyron Edwards.
Franklin, N. C, Thursday, October 31, 1957
Price 10 Cents
BETTER LOOK OUT TROUT!
nu.!?""11! indicate? the deep hole in Cullasaja River into which a soldier's automobile disap
peared one night last week. Luckily, the soldier was washed clear and was uninjured.
HE USED ANOTHER ONE ?
The Soldier Has Nine Lives
A soldier who believes he has the nine lives of a
cat used up another one here last Thursday night.
Highway Patrolman W. G. Leming identified the
soldier with the good-luck life as Dennis D. Boshans,
24, who is stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga.
Boshans lost control of his '56 model automobile
on the Highlands road last Thursday night and it
plunged down an embankment into a deep pool in the
swift Cullasaja River.
A non-swimmer, Boshans miraculously was thrown
free of the vehicle through the door and the swift
water washed him aground. He carefully marked the
wreck site with his T-shirt and walked for help at a
tourist place down the highway.
Boshans took the mishap calmly, citing for the
patrolman, and others, past instances where he has
brushed closely to death. Among other things, he
said he was the lone survivor of a highway smash
that killed three.
The soldier's car was located in about 20 feet of
water and it took several hours to remove it.
The mishap happened about 2 a. m. in the big curve
just below the old quarry about six miles from
AT HALF-TIME EVENT ?
Miss Ledf ord Is Crowned
FHS 'Homecoming Queen
A pretty brunette with a warm
smile. Miss Kay Ledford. was
crowned "Homecoming Queen"
during half-time ceremonies Fri
day night before a crowd of some
2,000 football fans.
Runner-up in the "Homecoming
Queen" contest was Miss Prances
Alexander, a cheerleader.
Principal C. K. (Ike) Olson
crowned Miss Ledford and pre
sented her a bouquet of red roses.
A senior. Miss Ledford is the
daughter of the Rev. and Mrs.
Claude W. Ledford, of Franklin,
Dave Hogan, staff announcer
for radio station WFSC, served as
master of ceremonies.
Contestants were nominated by
members of the football squad and
i the queen was selected by a vote
; of the student body.
Other contestants were Mtsa (
Jean Burrell, Joann Burrell, Eva
Gutierrez, Dwaln Horsley, Vivian .
Keener, Ann Hall, Shirley Henson,
and Alice Bradley. ?
A homecoming dance, sponsor
ed by the student council, was
held In the high school cafeteria
following the game.
Olson It Elected 1
President Of WCC ,
C. K. (Ike) Olson, Franklin i
High principal, is the new presl- ?
dent of the Western Carolina Col- 1
lege Alumni Association.
He was elected to the presidency
at the college's recent homecom- a
ing celebration. 8
SHE'S THE QUEEN
Principal C. K. (Ike) Olson Is ?h?wn crowning Franklin
High's "Homecoming Queen", Miss Kay Ledford, Airing half
time ceremonies at Friday night's game here with Murphy. At
right Is Miss Frances Alexander, runnerup In the (Men contest.
He Was Almost
Wired For Sound
The publisher of The Frank
lin Press almost became wired
for sound Tuesday moraine.
Bob S. Sloan was on his way
to milk at his in-laws' on Car
toogechaye. As he rounded a
curve near Ferd Bunnell's place ,
on US 64 he became so tangled
in wires he had to stop his auto
It developed that the cold had
contracted the telephone wires
along the highway, causing a
pole -to snap. Mr. Sloan Jut
happened to be passing by when
the wires dropped.
Frank Dean,' manager of the
Franklin plant of Western Car
olina Telephone Company, re
ports the broken pole has been
Mr. Sloan's nerves have level
Only 13 Pupils
In Schools Here
Enrollment In the Macon Coun
ty School System has Increased
only 13 students over the 1956-57
year, according to figures compil
ed by Supt. H. Bueck's office.
Total enrollment for 1957-58 is
3,852, with 2.945 in the elementary
grades and 907 in high schools.
Following are the individual
school enrollments for the year,
with Increases or decreases ap
pearing in parenthesis:
Franklin Elementary, 432
(+10); East Franklin, 386 (+2);
Cullasaja, 326 (+2); Union, 245
(?16); Cowee, 245 (+4); Otto.
234 < ? 7); Cartoogechaye, 272
(?18); Iotla, 218 (?17); Nanta
nala Elementary, 219 (+5); High
lands Elementary, 315 (+12);
Chapel Elementary, 62 (+4);
franklin High, 751 (+58); Nanta
lala High. 69 (?17); Highlands
High, 80 (?9); Chapel High, 7
Welch To Speak
R. E. (Tony) Welch, local veter
na' - service officer, will be the
uest speaker at Monday night's i
leetlng of the American Legion i
uxi/iary at the home of Mrs. i
ohn Wasilik at 7:30. i
He will speak on rehabilitation. (
Co. hostesses with Mrs. Wasilik
ill be Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley and
[rs. Roane Bradley.
Members are asked to bring !
hristmas gifts for the "Joy shops" f
t veterans' hospitals. I
Questions Will Be
Today (Thursday) some impor
tant questions will be answerec
for Macon County's home domon
. stratlon club members as the)
gather for their annual "Achievc
ment Day" at the Carson Com
Which of the 22 clubs Is going
to win "The Gavel", an award
made to the club having the high
est number of achievement points
for the past year?
And, who will be named "Club
Woman of the Year"?
Opens At 10
The annual session is set to be
gin at 10 o'clock with Mrs. George
Byrd, of the Cowee club, presiding.
"Seeds of Happiness ? For a
Harvest of Health" is the theme
of the gathering.
Greetings will be extended to
the attending club members by
County Agent T. H. Fagg.
As a recreational feature of the
program, "Old and New Songs"
will be led by G. L. Carter, Jr..
assistant state 4-H leader. He also
will have charge of other recrea
Skits and talent acts by clubs
and club members are to be pre
sented following lunch at noon.
, The Rev. Donn K. Langfitt, pas
tor of the Franklin Presbyterian
1 Church, will give the devotional,
while the Rev. S. B. Moss, pastor
of the Franklin Methodist Church,
will give the invocation.
Mrs. Cecil Parkor will report on
the National Citizenship Confer
ence she attended.
Mrs. Glenn Hastings, secretary
of the county csuncil, will have
charge of the club roll call.
Perfect attendance certificates
are to be presented several mem
Miss Sally Kesler will be pian
Nominees for the "Club Woman
of the Year" award Included Mrs.
T. T. Henderson, Walnut Creek
elub; Mrs. Charlotte Henderson,
Union-View; Mrs. Gordon South
ard. Sandtown; Mrs. Pritchard
Russell, Cullasaja; Mrs. I. T. Peek,
Franklin; Mrs. Martin Combs,
lotla; Mrs. Harley Stewart, Pat
ton; Mrs. Earl Justice, Holly
Springs; Mrs. J. L. Young. Hick
ory Knoll; Mrs. Grace Ayers, Mul
berry; Mrs. Jeter Hlgdon. Ridge
crest; Mrs. W. W. Berry. Higdon
ville; Mrs. Claude Beeco, Watau
ga; Mrs. George Parrish, Olive
Hill-Oak Dale; Mrs. Bob Southard.
Upper Cartoogechaye; Mrs. Earl
Smart. Clark's Chapel; Mrs.
George Byrd. Cowee; Mrs. O. C.
Hall, Nantahala; Mrs. John Cun
ningham, Carson; and Mrs. J. M.
Farmers Federation here has
purchased Franklin Feed Mill
from a group of stockholders, ac
cording to Gene Frizzell, Feder
The deal was closed Tuesday
and Mr. Frizzell yesterday said
the feed mill will be in operation
Robert N. Biddle, son of Mr.
md Mrs. R. M. Biddle, Sr., a
third-year commercial art student
it Ringling School of Art In Sara
sota, Fla., has been elected presi
lent of the student body.
HOLDING BAKE SALE
The Junior Woman's Club is
iponsorlng a bake sale Friday,
*ov. 1. at 10 a. m. at Angels
Panthers Lose 35-0
Bulldogs Bite Here
A game pack of Panthers (ail
ed to turn back John Morris and
Company here Friday night and
lost a conference game 35 to 0.
Morris plays In the backfleld
for Murphy High. And, he played
near-faultless ball against the
Panthers, clipping off 46, 48. and
55 yards for three touchdowns and
taking a big bite of the 252 yards
his team chalked up rushing.
It was the eighth victory with
out a loss for the Bulldogs, who
are coached by a former Frank
lln mentor, "Chuck" McConjiell.
The Bulldogs scored in all four
quarters and held the Panthers
to five first downs.
A six-yard Jaunt to paydirt In
the first quarter by Bulldog quar
terback Blrchfleld put the visitors
out In front to stay.
In the second quarter. John
Morris cut loose on his first run
of the evening for 46 yards and
a touchdown. In the third period,
he unreeled a 48 yard run for si*
SEE NO. 1. PACjg 4
PLANNING SEARCH STRATEGY
wvu Air rmrw omcers are shown mapping search missions with Capt. A. F. Wenberg (right),
liason officer of the U. S. Air Force, as the two-day search for a missing airplane was kicked off
here Monday. The officers are (L to R) Major G. A. Stephens, of Charlotte, wing staff member,
2nd Lt. Carl Mcintosh, commander of the BurnsviUe squadron, Capt. Frank Plyler, commander of
the Franklin squadron, and Major Earl Freeman, of Asheville, Group IV commander.
Area Search For Aircraft
Centers At Local Airport
Chairman Of ASC
Max Parrish, of Otto, has been
re-elected chairman of the Macon
County Agricultural Stabllzatlon
and Conservation Committee for ;
Delegates from nine of the 11 .
AS.C. communities were on hand '
A search for a missing twin-engine aircraft was
called off late Tuesday afternoon in the Franklin
area after two days of concentrated low-level search
missions by Civil Air Patrol planes brought only neg
The search operation swung to the Macon County
Airport Monday morning after a week end search by
the Georgia C. A. P. in the Brasstown Bald area
iround Hiawassee, Ga.
Object of the search is a Piper Apache with three
persons aboard ? Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw, Jr., of
a- -a_ -a
vYeuiiesuay or last wee It lor a
county convention at the Agri
cultural Building and they re
named Mr. Pa irlsh and elected
the following to serve with him:
Edwin T. Bradley, of Route 3,
vice-chairman; Milton Fouts, of
Route 4. regular member; Bill C.
Hlgdon. of Route 5. first alter
nate; and J. Edward Williams,
of Route 5. second alternate.
It is the duty of the county
AJS.C. committee to be responsible
for all policy-making functions and
oversee the operation of the coun
The new committeemen take
office Nov. 1.
Local members of the Metho- <
dist Youth Fellowship will con- 1
duct a door-to-door campaign to- i
night (Thursday), beginning at i
B:30, to raise money for UNICEF, I
i childrens' fund sponsored by the
United Nations. i
The search for the m towing
twin-engine aircraft was re
opened here yesterday (Wed
nesday) morning when an Air
Force plane taking part in
the search spotted some dip
ped tree tops near Bnrtoa
Lake in Georgia late Tuesday
Two ground parties of C.AJ P.
officers, cadets, and Explorer
Scouts were being dispatched
to the are* yesterday after
noon and pilots were combing
the area for some sign of the
Mrs. Elizabeth McCollum, exe
cutive secretary of the local Amer
ican Bed Cross chapter for five
md a half years, has resigned to
iccept a Job with the local radio
Her successor has not been
LOOKING THEM OVER
mus ?ae ixxiinnnam, home acent of Tmcej County, ul
Jim Dafb, county ?|?nt of TranirlnnU, were here last Wednes
day and Thursday to select the winners of the I >67 county rani
development contest. The judfe studied the Individual commun
ity acrapbooks (above), as well as touring each community. The
winners have not been disclosed.
Charlotte, and a veteran Atlanta.
Oa., pilot, Ben Ounn. The twin
engine aircraft, owned by Mr.
Shaw, left an Atlanta airfield
about 0:35 p. m. Wednesday night
of last week on a flight to Char
lotte ? a trip which under normal
conditions would have taken only
about an hour and a half. Because
he was not checked out for night
flying, Mr. Shaw hired Mr. Ounn
for the trip to Charlotte.
This was the last time the air
craft was positively seen.
To Another Area
Major Earl Freeman, of Ashe
vtlle, commander of C. A. P. Group
IV. said Tuesday afternoon the
search for the missing aircraft
would swing to the Charlotte area
next and probably would continue
for at least another 72 hours.
Major Freeman was but one of
some 75 C. A. P. officers and ca
dets who rallied at the local air
port to set up North Carolina's
headquarters for the search of the
mountain area. Capt. Prank Ply
SEE NO. 2. PAGE 8
A lot of honking and tootin'
made for some fitful sleep over
the county Friday night.
Automobiles on the loose?
Nope, just hundreds and hun
dreds of the original horn blow
srs-, geese, flying low on their way
to warmer climes for the winter.
rh* week'a temperature* and rainfall Mow
ire recorded la Franklin br Maaaon Skllaa.
J. S. weather ofaeerver; la Hlrhlanda br
rudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
.baervera; and at the Coweta ffrdrolode
-jihoratory. Readinga are for the Z4-hoor
lerlod ending at a a.m. of the day lifted.
High Low Rain
Ved., Oct. 23 64 49 .00
rhursday 67 50 .76
Tiday 68 39 .00
Saturday 57 39 trace
Sunday 43 31 .31
Monday 61 21 .00
ruesday 69 20 .00
Wednesday 36 .04
Ved.. Oct. 23 65 47 .04
rhursday 65 48 1.86
Friday 63 31 .19
Saturday 44 37 .00
lunday 39 28 .00
londay 59 21 .00
"uesday 67 19 00
Wednesday 36 .08
Fed.. Oct. 23 56 49 *
"hursday 84 SI *
?rlday 58 43 ?
aturday *37 ?
unday ? >7 ?
londay 54 33 *
uesday * 33 *
Wednesday ? 33 ? ,