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Santa's Coming Nov.
30th for Franklin's
Christmas Parade. Have
you planned to enter a
72nd Year ? No. 46
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, November 14, 1957
Price 10 Cent*
PINNING POPPIES ON PEOPLE
Virginia Gladwell (left) and Margaret Swan are shown pinning a "Buddy Poppy" on R. R.
(Bob) Gaines during Saturday's poppy sale by the local V. F. W. Auxiliary. About $150 was
cleared in the sale, but most of this already has been spent for Christmas gifts for patients at
the Oteen Veterans Hospital, according to Aba. R. E. Welch and Miss Elizabeth Meadows, sale
co-chairmen. In addition to Virginia and Margaret, girls helping with the sale included Lynn
West, Martha Angel, Carolyn Shook, Carol Calloway, Sara Lee Bryson, Betty Ann Bulgin, and
REOPENING TODAY ?
A & P Buys Ray And Welch
Super Market In Franklin
Purcnase 01 Kay ana weicn
Super Market on Palmer Street
in Franklin by the A&P was an
anounced this week.
The A&P, oldest grocery store
operating under the same name
in Franklin, closed Tuesday after
noon in its old store building in
the Nantahala Building and is pre
paring to reopen for business to
day (Thursday) in its new quar
An A&P official, here to super
vise the move Tuesday, said the
larger store will enable them to
expand the line of merchandise
and offer a better variety to the
lie UCbUIlCU IU UUM/iuot Wiv |/Ut
chase price between his company
and Glenn Ray and L. B. Welch,
who built the new super market
and have been operating it lor
more than a year.
A meat market is one service
the A&P is offering at its new
quarters that it did not have at
its old store. Ray Swafford will
be manager of this department.
Also, the A&P official said the
present staff of four probably will
be increased by about three or
Mr. Ray and Mr. Welch say
their plans for the future are
Indefinite at the present time.
SET FOR NOV. 30 ?
Interest In Yule Parade
Is Mounting - Nine Entries
Interest In the second annual
Christmas parade in Franklin be
gan mounting this week with the
registration of nine floats and
promises of many more.
The Jaycee-sponsored parade
is set for Nov. 30 at 2:30 and will
officially open the holiday season
for the entire county.
Prize money totaling $100 is
being offered this year for the
best floats entered by civic, com
munity, school, and church groups,
according to Hall Callahan and
George Brown, co-chairmen of the
A gold loving cup will be award
ed the best float entered by a
business establishment. If a firm
wins the cup three years straight,
it may keep it permanently, the
Out-of-town judges are being ob
tained to pick the winning floats.
As a special treat for the chil
dren, Santa Claus will fly here
for the parade. He will give away
prizes and candy and also will
tour the business section following
For Church Fund
An old fashion Sunday dinger
will be served Sunday by the
ladies of the Patton Methodist
Church to raise money for the
church building fund, it has been
Serving hours are noon to 2
A charge of $1 will be made for
adults and 50 cents for children.
The menu Includes chicken and
dumplings, apple and pumpkin
pies, pork ribs and kraut, corn
bread, stack cake, candied yams,
and sassafras tea.
Bueck To Speak
To Union P.-T. A.
Union P.-T. A. will have School
Supt. H. Bueck as guest speaker
at its regular meeting tonight
(Thursday) at 7:30.
The fourth and fifth grades
will have charge of the program
SUPPER AT ASBURY
The monthly fellowship supper
of the Macon Methodist Circuit
was held at the Asbury church
Saturday night. The program was
given by members of the Meth
odist Youth Fellowship.
the parade (or first-hand talks
with his local "helpers".
Prize money for the best floats
will be broken down in this man
ner: $50, first place; $25. second;
$15, third; and $10, fourth.
B. L. McConnell
In Corn Picker
B. L. McConnell, of Franklin,
Route 5, lost three fingers on his
right hand Wednesday afternoon
of last week when he lost his bal
ance and fell into a corn picker.
His brother, Steve, said B. L.
was jabbing a corn stalk into the
machine to knock some trash
loose when he lost his balance.
The injured man was hospital
ized at Angel Hospital.
An all-night singing is slated
tomorrow (Friday) night at the
Cartoogechaye Church of God and
a number of quartets and singing
groups will be featured.
Sipglng will begin at 7:30.
Groups scheduled to appear in
clude the Black Rock Quartet,
the yellow Mountain Quartet, the
Ledbetter Family, the Phillips
Family, and others.
The public is Invited to attend.
AT LIONS MEETING
H. Bueck, of Franklin, attended
the fall quarterly meeting of Dis
trict 31-A, Lions Club cabinet, Sun
day in Black Mountain. He is an
international counsellor and a past
JUST TAKIN' IT EASY
Two-year-old Lewis Corbin found his special seat in the la]
of his brother, Alex, joat right tor relaxing and watching thi
W. N. C. Fat Stock Show and Sale in Enka last week. The boyi
are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jess Corbin, of Route 4. For an
other picture and a story of how local entries fared at the itocl
?ale, turn to the inside of this issue.
Opening Of Deer
Season On Monday
To Draw Hundreds
To arms! The red coats are
An invasion? Well, sort of, be
cause deer hunting season opens
Monday morning and as the sun
breaks over the ridges of the Way
ah and Standing Indian Wildlife
Management Areas red-coated
hunters by the hundreds will be
"hunkered down" in the under
brush waiting for some four-leg
ged movement with antlers.
They'll have 12 days of hunting
this year. The season will close
No quotas have been set for the
two management areas.
If last year's opening day inter
est was any indication, Macon
County can expect hundreds of
hunters to turn out. Three hun
dred and seventy-three signed up
in the Standing Indian area alone
on the first day of the '56 season.
The season is also open for wild
boar during the 12-day period.
For the second straight year,
Brenda Cunningham has won the
top spot In recreation and rural
arts in district 4-H competition.
Brenda, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. James P. Cunningham, of
Route 1, was honored for her
achievement at the district "4-H
Recognition Day" In Ashevllle last
Another Macon 4-H clubber,
Mary Lou Holbrooks, of the Iotla
club, won third place In the
junior canning competition.
A large delegation of 4-H club
bers and adult leaders attended
the Ashevllle meeting.
Franklin is being "discover
And thanks, oddly enough,
go to Paul Hightower, the
syndicated columnist, who de
clares he found here the only
motel he'd ever seen without
bathroom doors (Brady's Blar
ney, Nov. 7 issue of The Press).
Mr. Hightower's comments a
bout Franklin being " a pleas
ant mountain town, with beauti
ful scenery, friendly folks . .
apparently had much more ap
peal than the absence of bath
room doors for more than 20
inquiries about the town have
been received by the chamber
All of the inquiries want to
know more about Franklin and
its retirement possibilities, ac
cording to Mrs. Lasca E. Hors
ley, chamber executive secretary.
She reports letters from Cal
ifornia, Indiana, New York,
Ohio, and Arizona.
The one from Indiana came
from a retired high school
teacher who declared:
"I love the sound of that
Big Killer Here
Macon County was no different
from any other county in the
state in the leading cause of death
For, like the state's other 99
counties, the big killer here was
disease of the heart and blood
Fifty-five persons died under
this category, according to figures
just released by the N. C. State
Board of Public Health.
The five other leading killers
in the state were cancer, acci
dents, influenza pneumonia, pre
maturity, and diabetes, in that
In Macon, cancer accounted for
eight deaths, accidents for three.
Influenza pneumonia for four,
diabetes for two, and prematurity
Home Agent Speaks
Macon's home agent, Mrs. Flor
1 ence 8. Sherrill, addressed the an
nual dinner meeting of the Hen
derson County Test Demonstra
tion Fanners Association last
Thursday In H?ndersonvllle.
FIRE DESTROYS HOME SUNDAY
Mr. and Mrs. Clint Simmons and their (our young children found themselves homeless and
without any personal belongings shortly before noon Sunday when fire destroyed their home on
Riverbend Road. They managed to save only a television set and a small radio. Mr. Simmons
said they had no insurance to cover the loss.
For Cowee Visit
The eyes of the judges will be
on Cowee Community tomorrow
(Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Macon's top community In the
county rural development contest
is among 16 competing for more
than $2,000 being offered in the
W. N. C. Rural Community De
Coming here tomorrow as judges
of the area event will be L. L. Ray.
assistant chancellor and director
of foundations for N. C. State Col
lege in Raleigh; Mrs. Tom Pres
ton, of Pine Hall, former chair
man of the community develop
ment division of the Northwest
North Carolina Development As
sociation; and Henry M. Simons,
Jr., manager of the agricultural
department of the Wachovia Bank
and Trust Company of Charlotte.
The 16 communities competing
are winners in their respective
A total of 112 organized com
munities took part in this year's
area community, farm, and home
improvement program. This is the
largest number to participate
SEE NO. X. PAGE 8
To Honor Winners ?
Rural Awards Meal
Winners of Macon County's
1957 Rural Development Contest
will be honored tomorrow ( Fri
day > night at a special awards
dinner in the Franklin High cafe
teria at 7 o'clock.
Cowee Community already has
been announced as the winner of
the top prize in the contest so it
could prepare for judging in the
area contest this week.
However, the other winners are
being kept secret until tomorrow
night's dinner when they will be
revealed by William B. Garrison,
president of the Franklin Rotary
Club, who will present the cash
Attending the dinner as special
guests will be officers of the 4-H
council, the home demonstration
council, agricultural workers coun
cil.' and Unit Test ?>emonstration
A TIMELY SATELLITE SATIRE ?
Press Poochnik Interviews
Russia's Speeding Muttnik
(Editor's Note: Realizing the newsworthyness of the Rus
sian "muttnik", which was launched into outer space on.
Nov. 3, The Press assigned its Expert on Canine Affairs,
Irish "Rusty" Setter, to do an exclusive interview with
Kudryauka, the Spitz-type female dog inside the satellite.
"Rusty", somewhat breathless from trying to keep up with
the satellite as it zipped through space at 17,000 m.p.h., re
ports the following interview.)
"Rusty: "Howdy Madam Kudryauka. How does it feel to be
Kudryauka: "Feeling, schmeeling! It is dizzy I>am getting
. . . Interviewer
wnn an mis around and
around . . . and just call me
'Curley', like the rest of the
Rusty: "Look, 'Curley', pos
sibly you don't realize the full
meaning of your fantastic
trip . .
Kudryauka: "Not even one
tree I am seeing in days ...
always around and around . . ."
Rusty: ". . . you are the first
living being to survive in
space . . ."
Kudryauka: . . and how is
it they are expecting me to
bury a bone out here, I am
asking as one dog to anoth
"Rusty: "Surely you aren't
thinking of food at a time like
this. Why, you're famous,
you're the glamour mutt of
the world, you're the . .
smammer, It is dizzy I am get
Kusiy : ??youre even the subject or a hit song. Doesn't that
mean something to you?"
Kudryauka: "Hit song?"
Rusty: "I'll say a hit! It's called 'How Much Is That Doggy
In the Sputnik?!."
Kudryauka: "Better it should be 'Somewhere Over Der Rain
Rusty: "The whole world is applauding your raw courage. To
think that you would volunteer for such . .
Kudryauka: "Volunteer, schmolunteer! I am digging for a bone
in old Khruschev's yard and the next thing I knew they're stuf
fing me In this thing."
Rusty: "Have you heard you'll soon have a companion from
the United States?"
Kudryauka: "You mean . .
Rusty: "Yep, the next time the president golfs he's going to
drtve a fire hydrant up here for you."
Reports are to be made by rep
resentatives of the participating
Wiley Clark, of Bethel Commun
ity, will serve as master of cere
The invocation Will be given by
the Rev. Donn Langfitt, pastor of
the Franklin Presbyterian Church.
Rotarians will attend as a club,
counting the function as ? regu
To Visit Here
On Nov. 21
George A. Shuford, representa
tive in Congress from this dis
trict, has announced he will be
at the courthouse in Franklin all
day on Thursday, Nov. 21, to be
available to constituents who wish
to discuss problems with him.
Between now and the reopening
of Congress in January, Rep. Shu
ford said, he plans to visit every
county in the district.
On this trip, he will visit Cher
okee. Clay, Graham, Macon, and
Transylvania counties. He will
spend time In the other counties
in the 12th district on later trips.
Rep. Shuford, of Asheville, now
serving his third term in Congress,
has not announced whether he
will be a candidate for reelection.
He already has opposition for the
Democratic nomination, seven
months away, in Heinz W. Roll
man. who announced his can
TEEN-AGE GROUP MEETING
The Franklin Teen-age Associa
tion and Youth Council will mMt
Tuesday, Nov. 19. at 7:30 p.m. In
the basement of the town hall.
All parents of teen-agers in Frank
lin and vicinity are invited to at
The week's temperature# and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Maason MIm,
U. S. weather obaerver: in Highlands bf
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
ohaervera: and at the Coweta Jfydrologtc
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at ft a.m. of the day listed.
Wed., Nov. 6
Wed., Nov. 6 61
High Low Rain
? No Record.