The ablest men in all
walks of modern life
are men of faith'.
? Bruce Barton.
73rd Year ? No. 3
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, January 16, 1958
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IT'S NOT WHERE YOU THINK IT IS
People ice skating in Highlands? Nope, you're wrong. It got cold enough last week for skaters
to take on the frozen stuff on Lake Emory, near Franklin. It was good jikating on the lake for a
couple of days until the temperature rose and ruined the fun. However, water was still 9olid
enough in Highlands over the week end to brinj in a bumper crop of out-of-state skaters.
HURST LEAVES ?
Local Army Musician Gets
A once-in-a-lifetime assignment
has been handed Sgt. Bryan
Hurst, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Leo
Hurst, of the Cowee section.
A tuba player formerly with the
Third Army Band in Atlanta, Ga..
he left this week for Washington,
D. C., and a coveted chair with
the U. S. Army Band.
Sgt. Hurst started his musical
training with the Franklin High
School Band, under the direction
of Sammy Beck. He gives most of
the credit for his musical career
to the former Franklin director.
He joined the U. S. Army in
1953, two days after being gradu
ated from high school. He attend
ed band training at Fort Jackson,
S. C., and for a year was a mem
ber of the Eighth Division's "Gold
en Arrow" band in Columbia, S.
C,. before taking a chair in the
Third Army Band. Sgt. Hurst was
a member of the 30-voice chorus
of- the Third Army that won the
All-Army contest in 1954-55. He
also studied for six months at the
U. 8. Naval School of Music in
Sgt. Hurst and his wife, the for
mer Miss Jo Ann Wilhide, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Wilhide,
of Franklin, plan to live in Arling
ton, Va., while he is assigned to
the Washineton band
. . . Joining Band
And Slid . . .
Icing conditions turned the early
Monday morning hours into some
precarious living for motorists and
A rash of minor vehicle acci
dents occurred over the county,
particularly along US 64 between
Franklin and Highlands. Many
"close shaves" were reported.
Highway crews sanded many sec
Many Maconians on foot are
nursing a variety of bruises and
sore places as the result of falls
on ice. In a fall in front of her
borne, Mrs. William Katenbrink,
of Franklin, received a broken left
ihoulder and wrist.
For the most part, highway ac
cidents were minor and involved
scraped paint and dented fenders
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'Aunt Carrie' Crawford
Recovering From Attack
Word has been received here
that Mrs. Lee Crawford ("Aunt
Carrie") suffered a heart attack
at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
W. A. Rousseau, in North Wilkes
boro recently, but is recovering
and has been able to leave the
hospital to return to- her home.
Mrs. Crawford is 93 years old
and has lived here most of her
life. In recent years she has spent
the winter months with Mrs.
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DRIVER TRAINING CAR GOES TO NANTAHALA
W. C. Burrell, of Burrell Motor Company, (right) is shown presenting the keys of a new
Chevrolet to Principal Jerry Hall, of Nantahala .School. The presentation marks the first time a
driver training program has been taught at Nantahala and Mr. Hall reports having 24 students
signed op for the special class.
Hear About New
A water line extension in the
Hillcrest Circle section has been
approved by the Franklin Board
Town officials hope the exten
sion will correct "rusty water"
problems in that section by provid
ing a circulation of water.
A thousand feet of six-inch line
will be hooked to the dead-end
near Hillcrest and a fire hydrant
will be installed., Prom the end of
the six-inch line, a three-inch sec
tion will be Installed to the new
Jacobs well and another three
inch section from the well up .
Pauline Avenue. Pipe for the job
already is on hand.
Action was taken on the exten
sion January 6 during the board's
regular meeting. J. M. Archer. Jr.,
and Allan Brooks, Hillcrest Circle
residents, aired "rusty water" com
A. B. Slagle, a member of the
W. N. C. Regional Planning Com
mission, and W. W. Sloan, the
county representative, explained to
the aldermen some of the func
tions of the newly-formed commis
sion, which will offer assistance
to county and towns in a variety
of fields. They requested $150
from the town as its share in fi
nancing the regional program. A
district engineer will be located in
one of the towns in the area, the
board was told, and will be avail
able at all times.
Aldermen also voted to request
traffic islands from the state high
way commission at the intersec
tion of US 23-411 and US 64
(Highlands highway) and at
Church Street and NC 28.
At It Again!
Another item about Franklin
in Paul Hightower's syndicated
column. Senior Forum, (see
Brady's Blarney this issue) Mon
day caused an avalanche of mail
inquiries at the chamber of com
Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley, execu
tive secretary, reported receiv
ing 44 letters from persons in
quiring about Franklin.
A breakdown of the total
shows Connecticut postmarks
on three; New York, 6; New Jer
sey, 8; Michigan, 5; Indiana, 4;
South Carolina, 3; Ohio, 10, and
Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana,
Kentucky, and California, one
"It appears that Mr. Hightow
er is becoming our No. 1 boost
er," Mrs. Horsley declared.
Franklin High's lassies won
their two games this past week,
but the boys lost both.
In the local gymnasium Friday
night, the girls handed Cullowhee
the short end of a 75 to 61 score,
with Cissy DOwdle bucketing 29
points, Leota Beck, 26, and Lucy
Henry. 20. The boys lost to Cullo
whee, 75 to 40.
Tuesday night at Webster, the
girls romped to an easy victory,
98 to 57, with Dowdle and Beck
each getting 25 points and Henry
hitting for 18. The boys were de
feated 63 to 57. Doug Pearson was
high scorer for the locals with 13
Tomorrow (Friday) night.
Franklin meets Highlands on the
home court. Tuesday night the
teams journey to Glenville.
Standley To Speak
On Brazil Saturday
A meeting of the North Frank
lin Neighborhood Club has been
called for Saturday night at 7:30
o'clock at Slagle Memorial Build
Guest speaker will be the Rev.
R. R: Standley, pastor of the First
Baptist Church. He will speak on
his work in Brazil, where he was
a flying missionary for a number
The scheduled January 23 meet
ing of the Franklin Music Study
Club has been changed to Janu
ary 30, It has been announced.
The session will be held with Mrs.
H. W. Cabe at 8 p. m.
A LIFETIME GOES UP IN SMOKE
A Sunday afternoon fire in Brendletown destroyed the eight-room frame house of the Frank
Brendles and all their belongings. The Brendles were sitting on their front porch and did not
discover the fire until it had gained considerable headway. A defective flue was blamed for the
blaze. A fire truck dispatched by the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department pumped out its water
supply in attempting to check the blaze. The family has received many offers of assistance, in
cluding donations of labor in rebuilding, building materials, clothing, household furnishings, and
cash. An hour-long program sponsored by radio station WFSC Monday afternoon raised more
than $100 in cash and several hundred dollars worth of materials and clothing. (Gene Dowdle
A public meeting to elect a
board of trustees to oversee use
of the Friendship Tabernacle in
Franklin is slated tonight (Thurs
day) at 7:30 in the chapel of the
First Baptist Church. The meet
ing has been called by the Macon
County Ministerial Association.
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CENTER TO OPEN
The Franklin Youth Center will :
open Friday night following the
basketball games between Frank
lin and Highlands in the Frank
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More than 150 Methodists of
the Waynesville district gathered
at the Franklin church yesterday
(Wednesday i for their annual con
The district is cemposed of Hay
wood, Jackson, Swain, Macon,
Cherokee, and Clay counties.
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SKATING IS OVER
At least temporarily, ice skat- 1
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Dr. McSween New
P.-T. A. WILL MEET
The Franklin P.-T. A. will meet
Monday night, January 20, at
7:30. Miss Dwain Horsley, who
will be In charge of the program,
will speak on "The Role of the
United Nations in Search of World
Dr. George R. McSween is the
new president of the Franklin
Chamber of Commerce for 1958.
His companion officers for the
year are H. H. Gnuse, Jr., vice
president, and Victor H. Perry,
The chamber's new directors
elected the officers at their first
meeting of '58 last Thursday
night at the power company build
Dr. McSween, a local chiroprac
tor, has been an enthusiastic
church and civic worker since
coming here in 1951 to set up
practice. He is a past president
of the PranKiin Rotary Club and
was named "Young Man of the
Year" in the county in 1953.
Other directors of the chamber
are T. W. Angel, Jr., S. A. Bundy,
Erwin Patton, and Bob S. Sloan,
Plans are now being made for
holding the chamber's annual
membership banquet in March.
Mr. Sloan will have charge of ob
taining a speaker.
It was reported at the meeting
that the chamber ended 1957 with
$500 on hand.
COUNTY AGENT REPORTS ?
Farm Income Here Expected
To Remain Same As Before
Farm income in 1958 should re
main about the same as last year,
but net income is expected to
drop slightly, according to County
Agent T. H. Fagg,
The agent's following comments
on the agricultural new year are
based on information compiled by
the Extension Farm Management
Department of N. C. State Col
Dairying: The number of pro
ducers is decreasing. The number
of cows is down. Production per
cow, however, is steadily increas
ing. producing an increase in total
production. The blend price in
1957 was close to $6 per hundred.
The outlook for '58 appears to be
about the same as for '57 ? maybe
a slight reduction in cost of cer
tain protein feeds.
Poultry: Outlook for poultry In
'58 is for slightly higher prices
for commercial eggs. Hatching
eggs will average around 05 cents
per dozen on both higher prices
In spring and lower In fall. More
Income from broilers through bet
ter feed conversion rates rather
than higher prices.
Livestock: (Beef Cattle) ? Num
bers down, cattle prices look bet
ter for '58. Good time for cow and
calf programs. Demand for feeder
calves will be good. Steer business
will be good if calves can be found.
? Sheep) ? r Sheep about same as
'57. Wool prices might be slightly
lower. (Hogs) ? Good in spring,
numbers increasing fast, low in
Apples: About same as '57.
Potatoes: Garry over from '57
smaller. Chances good for higher
prices of early potatoes. Pall po
tatoes not so 'good, lower price.
Cabbage: Larger production in
'58. lower prices.
Other Vegetables: About same
Burley Tobacco: Slightly less
carry-over for '58. Prices excellent
In '57 due to lower production.
However, there will be less exports
In '58 and manufacturers are find
ing more ways of using sorry to
baccos. so you cant expect any
The week's temperature# and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Manwn St ilea.
U. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
observers; and at the Coweta Hydrologis
L/iboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
Wed., Jan. 8
Wed., Jan. 8 40
Wed., Jan. 8
? No record.