3%* Ifablirata JHaeomnn
When a man retires
and time is no longer a
matter of urgent impor
tance, his colleagues
generally present him
with a watch.
? R. C. Sherriff.
72nd Year ? No. 50
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, December 12, 1957
Price 10 Cents
. Ill WANT TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE?
If you're needing a tree (or Christmas, Macon County's 4-H clubbers plan to sell them Sat
urday on Town Square. They'll also have holly and mistletoe in bunches for sale. The money
cleared by the 4-H'ers will be used to send delegates to the state meeting in the spring. Cutting
down a spruce in the picture are (L to R) Spike Maddox and Pat Henry. Holding the tree are
Nancy Jane Burch and Clark Walker, assistant agent in charge of 4-H work.
Sylva Is Next
Franklin's lads and lassies woi
their games here Tuesday nigh
The girls won 47 to 41 in i
game that was close all the wai
while the boys tucked away th
second game easily, 65 to 22.
Lucy Henry, with 18 points
Cissy Dowdle, with 15, and Loeti
Beck, with 14, teamed to lead thi
girls to their first victory in twi
outings. Franklin led at the hal
by one point, 23 to 22.
Center Doug Pearson hit for 11
points to place the boys to the!
win and to take high scoring hon
ors for the evening. Franklin le<
22 to 6 at the half and was nevei
Tomorrow (Friday) night, th<
lads and lassies will play Sylva it
their third home game of the nev
season, he first game will start a
Tuesday night, the locals hit th<
road for games in Cherokee.
In Yule Contest
Points to be considered by
the judges in selecting the win
ners of the Christmas lighting
and decorations contest being
sponsored by the Franklin
Garden Club have been an
Appropriateness of subject
matter, originality, design, per
fection of work or attractive
ness, and lighting effect will
all be taken into consideration.
Judging is slated for the
night of Dec. 22. Any residence
or business within one mile of
the town limits Is eligible to
enter the contest. However, In
order for a home or business
to be Judged, they must be reg
istered with Mrs. Harve Bryant,
Mrs. Gilmer Jones, or Mrs. R.
G. Lichenstein prior to the
Two classifications are being
featured In the contest ? one for
public buildings, business estab
lishments, industrial buildings,
schools, and churches, and one
for private residences.
A $5 cash award will be made
to the most outstanding ex
hibit, regardless of the classifi
cation. Also, $3 first place and
$2 second place will be made
In each classification.
The Franklin Garden club has
announced the nativity scene
It has erected on corner of East
Main and Rlvervlew Streets for
several years will be located
this year on the lawn of the
Franklin Methodist Church.
RITES HELD TUESDAY ?
W. N. Cook, Weil-Known
Minister, Dies At Home
t" One of Macon County's best
known ministers, the Rev. W. N.
Cook, died Sunday night at his
i Franklin home following a
B Seventy-nine years old, the
retired Baptist minister that
morning had taught his Men's
" Bible Class at the First Bap
* tist Church.
" A preacher for 58 years, Mr.
: Cook had served a large num
ber of churches, including
West Hickory, Kings Mountain,
3 Murphy, Lovesdale in Jackson
r County, Glenville, Scotts Creek,
- Webster, Hazelwood, Rock
i Springs, and Hudson. He was
t the first missionary of the
Tuckasiegee Baptist Association,
? published the association paper,
i sponsored the first B. T. U. pro
i gram in Western North Caro
t Una, served as vice-president of
the B. T. U., and also com
5 posed hymns.
He was a 32nd degree Mason,
Junaluska Lodge, 145 A. F. &
A. M., and a member of the
Funeral services for Mr. Cook
were conducted Tuesday morn
ing at the First Baptist Church
and Wednesday at North Ca
tawba Baptist Church. Burial
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
. . . Dies Sunday
At the request of principals,
all school children in District
1 will get two weeks off for
The Macon Board o 4 Edu
cation has approved the holi
days from Dec. 20 to Jan. 6
for Franklin, East Franklin,
Cartoogechaye, Otto, Union,
Cullasaja, Iotla, and Cowee.
Highlands (District 3> will
observe holidays from Dec. 20
to Jan. 1.
Nantahala (District 2) plans
to take off from Dec. 19 to
Be So Easy
Purchase Of '58
License Tags May
North Carolina's '58 license
tags will go on sale here Jan.
2, but their purchase is going
to be a little more complicated
In the first place, each mo
torist must present an FS-1
form in compliance with the
state's new vehicle responsibil
ity law. These are mailed from
Secondly, although it is not
indicated on pocket registration
cards, an individual tag is go
ing to cost $1 more because of
the new high school driver edu
cation program. The extra dol
lar is to finance driver train
ing programs in high schools.
Verlon t-< afford, manager of
the local Carolina Motor Club
office, hopes this Isn't going to
be too confusing.
Finally, the C. M, C. office is
expecting the usual rush for
tags, particularly at the last
The '58 tags (still only one
per vehicle) are the reverse in
color of this year's ? that is, a
black background with yellow
letters and numerals.
The C. M. C. branch office is
situated in the rear of the
Western Auto Associate Store
Set For Tomorrow
Night At Union
A pantomine of "The Grand
Ol' Opry" is slated for tomorrow
(Friday) night at Union School
The P.-T. A. is sponsoring the
program and proceeds will be used
for the school.
Admission will be 50 cents for
adults and 25 for children.
$50 AWARD, CERTIFICATE, AND HANDSHAKE TOO
, 'Macon's prize community, Cowee, won 550 as an honor community in the W. N. C. Rural
Community Development Contest. Bill Raby, Cowee's '57 president (right) is shown shaking hands
at the awards luncheon for the contest in Asheville Saturday with Manly Wright, of the Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce, who made the presentations. Lool.iiig on is W. W. Sloan, of Frank
lin, who introduced the guest speaker. Mr. Sloan is chairman of the contest steering committee.
$50 At Asheville
Macon County's top rural
community, Cowee, has been
awarded $50 as one of 10 honor
communities competing in the
1957 W. N. C. Rural Commun
ity Development Contest.
Bill Raby, Cowee's '57 presi
dent, accepted the award and
a framed certificate on behalf
of his community Saturday at
the annual awards luncheon at
City Auditorium in Asheville.
He was "one of 16 Maconians
attending the luncheon, which
was highlighted by an address
by Archie K. Davis, of Winston
Sale.m, board chairman of Wa
chovia Bank and Trust Com
Others attending from here
SEE NO. 3. PAGE 8
Big Court Term
Here Is Ended
One of the biggest Superior
Court terms here in recent years
Opening Dec. 2, Judge Francis
O. Clarkson spent three and a
half days deposing of the crim
inal docket. He returned to his
home in Charlotte last Thursday
and then came back Monday to
hear civil cases for a day and a
Judge Clarkson capped off his
visit Tuesday afternoon, after re'
.cessincr court, with a grouse hunt
before leaving for Charlotte again.
The term will officially be open
until Saturday in the event any
new cases arise.
PICKED FROM THREE ?
Gary McKelvey Is Nominee
For UNC Mci-ehead Grant
Gary McKelvey, Franklin
High senior, has been selected
as Macon County's nominee for
a $5,000 Morehead Scholarship
at the University of North Car
olina, according to W. W. (Bill)
Sloan, chairman of the county
Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E.
McKelvey, Gary was one of
three who applied locally. The
other two were Paul Cloer and
Edward Shatley, also Franklin
Young ivicKelvey's application
will be forwarded to the state
Morehead selection committee
Morehead Scholarships are
awarded entirely on the basis
of leadership and scholastic
ability. .Mr. Sloan said need Is
not a consideration.
Sixteen-year-old Gary Is ac
tive In sports at Franklin High
and has lettered In both foot
ball and basketball. He Is presi
dent of the Beta Club and is
an Explorer Scout.
Serving with Mr. Sloan on
the county selection committee
are Victor H. Perry and Mrs.
Eloise G. Potts.
Survey Tells All About Their Habits ?
What Do Motorists Carry In Car Gloveboxes?
What do people keep in the
glove boxes of their automobiles?
Anything but gloves, according
to an informal survey of motorists
conducted by The Press.
They've got small chahge, can
openers, old bills, guitar strings,
empty chewing gum and candy
wrappers, Green Stamp books,
steer shoes, and man other un
On the more practical side, the
IHBTMIWIIHflMllllll ' n l? III? mini I
survey turned up useful Items
like maps, windshield scrapers,
fuses, wrenches, nuts and bolts
(but not for anything on the car),
radiator lealc preventive, dark
glasses, and auto titles.
On more than a half dozen
spot checks of people from a wide
section of the county and varied
occupations, only one pair of
gloves was located.
The gloves were crammed Into
the overloaded glove box of a
Zickgraf Lumber Company em
ploye, Frank Jones. They weren't
even his gloves, however; he'd
borrowed them from some one and
had forgotten to return them!
Let's take a peek into some of
the glove boxes:
Fire Chief A. C. Tysinger: Beer
can opener, a Buddy poppy (from
Asheville last month", cleaning s
cloth, map, fingernail clippers, g
uses, cigarettes, screwdriver, and
i nickel ("Beats me how It got
here," the chief declared.)
Roy Ramsey, town employe:
Jreen Stamp book (about full ' .
ultar string (He's a guitar player
.'ith a local band), paper bag,
erchief, insurance policy, Knit
er's needle holster and threaders.
Id grocery store slip, a button,
tocking marker, empty chewing
Um wrapper, and a Sunday
School quarterly. ("Why don't
you clean this thing out while
you're at It." his wife suggested. >
Miss Sarah Smart, bookkeeper:
Registration card, title transfer
slip, dark glasses, and insurance
policy. 'And what else would a
bookkeeper have but a glove box
neat and orderly?).
Frank Jones, Zickgraf employe:
gloves (borrowed', baby brush <no
SEE NO. I, PAGE 8
. . . Borrowed Gloves
. . . It's Orderly
. . . Mystery Nickle
Mrs. wal droop
. . . Hard To Open
.... Wife Speaks
About 250 cases were on the
criminal docket. Prom this num
ber, the court confiscated 105
cash bonds that had been posted
by defendants who failed to ap
pear for trial.
Following are criminal disposi
tions, excluding the 105 bond con
Capiases were issued for the fol
lowing: Frank Voyles, violation
of prohibition laws; Edward Stev
ens, drunk driving; Horace Page
Mann, druhk driving (2 counts);
Kenneth Wayne Smith, speeding;
Jimmie 3o Prince, speeding; Loy
Parrish. aiding and abetting
drunk driving, permitting non-li
censed person to drive; Wade
Hampton, Jr., drank driving,
speeding; Johnny Gregory, tem
porary larceny; Frank Kirkland.
la.rceny; Homer Joines, non-sup
port; Thurston Wesley Kirby,
speeding, no driver's license; Char
les Donald Raby, drunk driving
(3 counts), reckless driving, driv
ing after license revoked; Pearl
Kent Beal, speeding; Loy Edwin
Parrish, aiding and abetting trans
porting, aiding and abetting
drunk driving; Wayne Wright
Woodard, violation of prohibition
laws; Wymer Edison Young, vio
lation of prohibition laws; George
W. Schuster, Improper operator's
license; George Jones, violation of
prohibition laws: Jimmy L. Scott,
violation of prohibition laws;
James David Tallent, drunk driv
ing (2 counts); Buford Lee Foun
tain, speeding; Albert Webb,
speeding; Alex Holland, drunk
driving; Roliver J. Baty, drunk
driving; Robert Lee Mashburn.
improper driver's licenses.
Other cases disposed of on
the criminal docket were:
John Martin Norton, speeding,
$10 and costs; Ervin Chester
Hitchcock, speeding. $10 and
costs: Jack Taylor, reckless driv
ing, $10 and costs; Louis S. Ed
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 5
The week's temperature* and rainfall halo*
ftr* I*c"rd?' franklin by Man ran Stilaa.
U S. weather obaerver; in Hichtaida by
Twior N. Hall and W. C. Newton, TV A
obaerven; and at the Coweta Hydrolorfe
Laboratory. Readlnn are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
High Low Rain
Wed., Dec. 4 49
Friday ? 52
Wed.. Dec. 4 37
Wed., Dec. .