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To be happy at home
is the ultimate result of
72nd Year ? No. 45
Franklin, N. C.( Thursday, November 7, 1957
Price 10 Cents
The Bundy Boys With 'Fitzgerald'
Which Way Did He Go? . . .
8. A. Bundy, superintendent of Franklin Hosiery Company,
is now an authority on skunks.
He wasn't however, until after he captured one Saturday
evening while on a picnic at Wayah Crest with some of his
The skunk ? rooting in a garbage can ? didn't take too
kindly to captivity.
He raised his tail any number of times, with obvious ob
With the skunk "captured" somewhere in the back seat of
Mr. Bundy's old model Dodge, the superintendent and Bud
Guffey descended Wayah and searched out Dr. J. H. Fisher,
local veterinarian, who deodorized the skunk.
Prior to, and no doubt anticipating, deodorizing, the skunk
(now named "Fitzgerald" by the Bundy boys) put up a mag-'
nificent fight with Mr. Bundy, who was attempting to re
capture him for the operation. The back of the automobile
was saturated with "skunk water", not to mention Mr. Bundy.
The following afternoon, all was serene at the Bundy
Well, almost serene, that is.
"Fitzgerald" was in a cage.
Mr. Bundy's clothes were hanging on the line outside.
And the old Dodge, with all windows open, was enjoying
an afternoon of rest.
"You can't even get near it," Mr. Bundy declared.
BIGGEST ALLOCATION ?
County To Get $29,933.26
From Nantahala Receipts
Macon County is going to get
a whoppin' big slice of the for
est receipts of Nantahala Na
tional Forest for the fiscal year
According to figures released
this week by Wayah District
Ranger W. L. Nothstein, Macon
is to receive $29,933.26 of the
total seven-county allocation of
$90,537.66. The money is ear
marked for schools and roads.
This is more than $3,000 over
the county's 1955-56 allocation,
which was $26,6<|>7.20.
Because it has more Nanta
hala acreage (147,866 acres)
within its boundaries than any
of the other six counties, Ma
con always gets the lion's share
of the receipts from stumpage
and special usage funds. The
allocations are figured on the
basid of total acreage within a
Nantahala National Forest has
a total of 447,243 acres in the
counties of Macon, Cherokee,
Clay, Graham, Jackson, Swain,
Ranger Nothstein said the
county probably would not re
ceive its check for the year's
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 5
A door-to-door "trick or treat"
by members of the Methodist
Youth Fellowship of the Franklin
church on Halloween raised $64.40
for UNICEF, a children's fund
sponsored by the United Nations.
SWABBIN' 'EM DOWN
, Soap-wielding goblins celebrating Halloween last Thursday
night did little more than mark up windows in the .downtown
area and roll garbage cans up and down the street. R. L. Roper
(above) was Just one of many who spent the morning washing
windows to remove the soap streaks. "I think they gave us the
best soap Job In town," he declared.
'G? vel' Once Again
Mrs. Byrd Honored
As Chib Woman At
For the second straight year,
Cartoogechaye Home Demonstra
tion Club has walked off with
"The Gavel", the highest club
award made in the county.
The award was made to the club
at last Thursday's annual home
demonstration "Achievement Day"
at the Carson Community Center.
In winning the top award. Car
toogechaye collected a total of 4,
515 points during the year.
In second place was Patton
club, with 3,735. and Carson was
third with 2,145.
Mrs. J. M. Maddux is Cartooge
Mrs. Byrd Honored
The "Club Woman of the Year"
award went to Mrs. George Byrd,
of Cowee club, who Is serving her
second year as president of the
county council, the highest coun
She was picked for the honor
from among nominees from the 22
Jurors for the December term
of Superior Court here were drawn
Monday morning by the Macon
Board of County Commissioners.
The two- week term opens Dec.
Following are the names of the
first 36 jurors, who will serve the
Earl Justice, of Route 4; H. A.
Burch, of Route 1; D. A. Ledford.
of Route 3: John Hughes, of
Route 3; J. G. Hopkins, of Route
4; Charlie Sondheimer, of Route
5: T. O. Dowdle, of Route 2:
John H. Campbell, of Route 3:
Claude Leatherman, of Route 3;
Z. V. Cansler, of Franklin; L. H.
Bingham, of Dillard, Ga? Route
1: Carter Henson, of Route 1:
Fred M. Slagle, of Route 1; W. L.
Deal, of Route 5: Andrew Greg
ory, of Route 5: F. M. Brendle, of
Route 4; Alex Holbrooks, of Route
2; Joe Morrison, of Route 4; Fred
Cruse, of Franklin: C. L. Camp
bell. of Route 3; Robert Stewart,
of Dillard, Ga., Route I; Oscar
Younce, of Nantahala: N. G.
Davis, of Route 1 ; Woodrow
Dowdle, of Franklin: W. G. Bry
ant, of Franklin; Claude Keener,
of Highlands: Dan R. Reynolds,
of Route X; J. B. Kiser, of Route
1 ; Clyde Ledford, of Route 1 :
George Keener, of Route 2; J. R.
Ray, of Route 1; Milford L. Kell,
of Route 1; Fred Cabe, of Frank
lin; Carl Donaldson, of Route 2:
James Norton, of Route 4; and
Robert Morgan, of Route 4.
A grand jury for the term will
be drawn on the opening day of
court from the above jurymen.
Jurors picked for duty the sec
ond week, should the term run
that long, include R. D. Wells, of
Route 1; Billy Bryson, of Frank
lin; Gordon Smith, of Route 4:
George Reid, of Franklin: Carl
Bateman, of Nantahala; Harold
Cabe, of Route 4; Briscoe Dills, of
Route 5: Frank Stiles, of Route 2:
Glenn Dills, of Nantahala; Gilmer
Waldroop, of Route 1; Newell
Baldwin, of Nantahala; Elmon
Teague. of Route 2; Clifford Den
dy. of Route 5; O. R. Roper, of
Route 3: Coil Carpenter, of Route
X: J. R. Shields, of Nantahala:
Roy Mashburn.'of Route 1; and
Carey Cabe, of Route 2.
The ladies auxiliary of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars in
Franklin will conduct its annual
sale of "Buddy Poppies" Satur
day, as a preliminary to "Veter
ans' Day" on Monday.
Chairman of the sale is Mrs.
R. E. Welch, with Miss Elizabeth
Meadows as co-chairman.
Members of the auxiliary and
several girls from the Franklin
Elementary School will sell pop
Mrs. Welch said the proceeds
from the sale of the memorial
flowers is used In assisting local
disabled veterans and their de
pendents, in helping maintain the
V. F. W. National home for
veterans' orphans and widows,
and in continuing the operation
of the organization's national
rehabillatlon and welfare' depart
In addition to being active ir.
home demonstration work on club
and county levels, Mrs. Byrd has
made many contributions in com
munity and church activities.
The award was presented by
Weimar Jones, editor of The
Present for the annual gather
ing was Mrs. Mack Hall, of Sylva,
district chairman of the N. C. Fed
eration of Home Demonstration
Clubs, and G. L. Carter, Jr., as
sistant state 4-H leader, who led
singing and other recreation.
The theme of the meeting was
"Seeds of Happiness? for a Har
vest of Health".
A devotional by the Rev. Donn
K. Langfitt, Presbyterian pastor,
at 10 In the morning opened the
session. Greetings were extended
by County Agent T. H. Fagg.
Tells Of Trip
As a feature of the program.
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, home
agent, told of her recent trip to
Minneapolis, Minn., where she was
one of four North Carolina home
agents recognized for outstanding
service by the National Home
Demonstration Agents' Association
during its annual convention.
Following lunch, Mrs. Sherrill
found herself on the "hot seat"
when club members surprised her
with a comedy take-off of the TV
show, "This Is Your Life".
The stairtled home agent's blush
remained for several minutes
while club members reenaoted im
portant incidents of her life.
In a more issriaus vein, Mrs.
Byrd presented Mrs. Sherrill a
gift on behalf of the clubs an1
declared "we just couldn't get.
along without you."
Recognizes Women '
Club members with perfect at
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 5
W. Vflnce Rucker, office man
ager of Franklin Hosiery Com
pany. is being promoted to the
Greensboro office of Burlington
Industries where his work will
be with company-wide systems and
His successor here, Ray Deal,
who has been with the Marion,
Va., plant, reported for work Mon
The Ruckers expect to leave
for Greensboro within thj next
week. Mr. Rucker was among the
first Burlington officials to come
here when the plant Was under
construction in April, 1955. He
has been active in civic and church
work and is a district Boy Scout
official this year.
A native of Morganton, Mr.
Deal is married and has one child.
He and his family will move into
the new Duvall house in Trimont
ON 'ACHIEVEMENT DAY' PROGRAM
Chatting during lunch at last Thursday's "Achievement Day" were (L to R) Weimar Jones,
who presented the "Chib Woman of the Year" award to Mrs. George Byrd, G. L. Carter, Jr., of
Raleigh, assistant 4-H district leader .Mrs. Byrd, Mr-. Mack Hall, of Sylva, district chairman of
the N. C. Federation of Home Demonstration Club's, and Macon's home agent, Mrs. Florence S.
Sherrill, who was the "guest star" of a surprise pr_iram during the meeting.
18 Blues At
Macon County calves copped 18
blue ribbons and five reds Tues
day afternoon at the opening
shew of the W. N. C. Fat Stock
Show and Sale near Enka.
They also took third place in
the best county group of three
and fifth place in the best group
of five animals.
Johnny Killian, Bill Fouts. and
Frank Nolen placed second,
fourth, and sixth, respectively, in
Results of yesterday's sale were
not known at press time, but a
numbei' of. Maconians were 011
hand at the Hominy Valley Horsje
and Hound Pavilion to support
the local calves.
In the light weight division
i900 pounds anu under > the fol
lowing F. F. A. ancf 4-H owners re
ceived blue ribbons for their
calves.: Steve Whitmire, Jack
Taylor. Bill Fouts, Sue Crawford,
Guy Fouts, and John Allen. Red
ribbons went to Jimmy Taylor,
Tex Corbin. Jim Corbin, Sterling
Peek, and Ralph Alien.
Buddy Taylor, Johnny Taylor,
Billy Crawford, and Frank Killian
got blues in the medium weight
division <905-995 pounds 1.
Blues went to Ronald Harper
Charles Gregory, Frank Nolen.
Johnny Killian. and Wayne Shef
field in the medium heavy divi
sion ( 1.000-1. 090 1 .
Jimmy Williams. Wayne Greg
ory, and Elizabeth Ann Ammons
won blues in the heavyweight di
vision (1,095 pounds and up).
Shpwing animals in the best
county group of three were John
ny Killian, Frank taolen, and Ron
ald Harper. These three and ani
mals owned by Jimmy Williams
and Frank Killian made up the
group of five animals shown.
LET EM WAVE
An appeal to merchants to dis
play flags on "Veterans' Day"
1 Monday 1 has been made by both
the V. F; W. and American Leg
Wins Rural Contest
Co wee Community is the top winner of the Macon
County Rural Community Development Contest.
County- Agent T. H. ragg, in making the announce
ment yesterday (Wednesday), said the other winners
will be kept secret until the night of an awards din1
ner slated lor1 Nov. 15,
The winning community has been revealed so it
can prepare for judging next week ( Nov. 1 115) in
the area contest, he explained. ? '
Mr. Fagg said additional plans lor the awards din
ner. which will be held in t, he Franklin High cafeteria,
will be disclosed next week.
About ' a dozen Macon Count?
4-H clubbers and leaders plan to
attend the district 4-H "Recogni
tion Day" Saturday in Asheville.
They include Brenda Cunning
ham, Carson club, who is on the
recognition committee, Helen
Cochran, .former' Franklin club
member, who is on the recration
committee, Mary Jo Holbrooks,
Iotla club. Patsy Corbin. Franklin
club. Mary Lou Cabe, Otto club,
Martha Blaine, Patton club. Ann
Pennington, Franklin club, and
Elizabeth Ann Ainmons, Holly
Leaders going are Mrs. Ted
Elaine and Mrs. Harley Stewart,
of Patton club. Mrs. Clyde Pen
nington, Franklin club, ancl Mrs.
Jessie D. Cabe. assistant home
AT ASIIEV'ILLE MEETING
Franklin Principal C. K. like1
Olson attended the state-wide
principals*" meeting in Asheville
Tuesday and Wednesday of this
The We.it her
The week's temperatures and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Manson Stile#,
U. S. weather observer: in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hair and W. C. Newton. TV A
oiif.ervere; and at the Coweta Wydrolo^ic
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period. ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
High Lew Sain
Wed.. Oct. 30
Wed.. Oct. 30
Wed., Oct. 30
* No Record.
THREE DIED IN THIS TWISTED WRECKAGE OF AN AIRPLANE
A Charlotte couple and an Atlanta pilot perished in this
twin-engine airplane the night of Oct. 23 when it slammed
into the side of a mountain ridge just over the South Car
olina state line near Tamassee. The aircraft was the object
of an intensive three-state search. Franklin wu the center
of the North Carolina srarch. The above picture shows the
fuselage section behind thr luggage compartment, the larg
est piece found. The passrnger compartment of the twin
engine airplane was smashed into a maas of twistad natal
and wires by the Impact. (See Other Pictures Inside).