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Music is well said to
be the speech of angels.
? Thomas Carlyle.
73rd Year ? No. 10
Franklin, N. G., Thursday, March 6, 1958
Price 10 Cents
MARCH WINDS are helping
clean the dirt and sand from the
Main Street, but who's gonna
keep cleaning out the eyes of Ma
conlans? The streets are now sev
eral inches deep in sand at the
edges ? sand that was used during
the recent ice and snow. It's way
past time now for the town to
clean things up, don't you think?
WFSC'S MANAGER Ed Healy
called CSB's "I've Got A Secret"
one day last week and suggested
that they invited Jim Brinkman
to appear on the show this next
week. His secret would be that he
was the man who cut the rubies
for Ed Sullivan. But, it was no
deal. "I've' Oot A Secret" said the
show already is booked solid for
several weeks. Was a good idea,
Ed, and everyone is grateful for
TV GUIDE had a glaring error
in its last week edition. It said
the Smoky Mountain Cloggers
were from Tennessee. The Press,
smarting at this mistake, correct
ed it with a telegram to the pub
lishers, and added for good the
fact that North Carolina has about
as much of the Smoky Mountains
as its neighbor.
IT WAS SO crowded In town
Saturday (closing day of "Dollar
Days") that it took about 32 "ex
cuse mes" and IS "beg your par
dons" to make it from the square
to the post office.
THAT LONG awaited sign for
A. G. eagle's new East Franklin
gift shop finally has been hoisted
into place. The work was done
Saturday afternoon and night.
THOSE C08TUMES and travel
ing clothes worn by the Smoky
Mountain Cloggers to New York
last week were purchased by the
kids with money donated by, the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce,
the Bank of Franklin Burrell Mo
tor Company, and Belk's of Clay
ABOUT 1,100 4-H clubbers ? a
heap O' younguns ? are this week
celebrating National 4-H Week in
CARROLL GIBSON, owner of
the Cowee Ruby Mines, presented
each of the girls with the Smoky
Mountain Cloggers a ruby neck
lace just prior to their departure
for New York.
'DUMMY*, the friendly Negro
bootblack at the barbershop "und
er the drug store", is one fellow
who has been profiting from the
mud brought on by last week's
WONDER HOW many people
dump their garbage into the Little
IT'S A BIT hard to understand
that you "go up" 'to Clayton, Ga .
instead of down, isn't it? But, the
fact remains that Clayton is high
er than Franklin. And after all,
doesn't the river flow this way?
CORONER JOHN Kusterer was
in a mightly cheerful mood the
other morning. His unabashed
rendition of "Sugar in the Morn
ing" had heads turning on the
FIREMEN TOOK down th?
Christmas lightings from over
Main Street Sunday.
WHERE'S THE BALL?
Franklin and Andrews girls are shown mixing it up under
the basket during Friday night's championship game in Hayes
ville. Local players, wearing borrowed white shirts, are (L to R)
Leota Beck, "Cissy" Dowdle, in the middle of flailing aims, and
Lucy Henry. (Staff Photo)
picking up Splinters
Franklin's Helen Setser (white shirt) and an Andrews for
ward hit the deck in a scramble tor the ball during Friday
night's action. Hovering cloeeby to give a hand are Joyce Cabe
and Joyce Cole. (Staff Photo)
LOSE CROWN, 87-53 ?
Franklin Lassies Defeated
By Andrews In Hayesville
A sharpshoottng sextet from I
Andrews High copped the girls'
crown In the Smoky Mountain !
Conference Basketball Tourna
ment Friday night in Hayes
ville, trouncing Franklin High's '
lassies 87 to 53.
Almost from the start of the
game It was no contest as An
drews' forwards Gail Anderson, :
Madge Barton, and Katherine ;
Sursavage sank shot after shot 1
from all directions. Andrews ]
maintained a healthy lead 1
throughout the game and rush- ,
ing guards made it rough on .
Franklin's forwards under the ,
A large delegation from here
ANNUALS ARRIVE EARLY
Franklin High's IMS >nnwl, The Laurel Leaf, is off the
press a month early. Students already are filling them with
autographs. The lM-pa?e yearbook to dedicated this year to
Franklin civic and service organisations. Proudly viewing their
handiwork are Mrs. Anne P. Kiddle, advisor, and Miss Joann
Barrel!, editor. (Staff Photo)
turned out for the game.
Preceding the championship
:lash between the girls' teams,
the Nantahala and Cullowhee
boys played a consolation game,
with Cullowhee riding out on
top by a score of 52 to 44.
Andrews' forwards were out
standing in their attack against
Franklin. Anderson was high
scorer for both teams with 29
points. Barton racked up 26
and Sursavage had 25.
Franklin's Lucy Henry split
the strings for 27 points and
L?ota Beck was in second place
At the end of the first period,
Andrews had a 25 to 12 lead
and stretched It to 46 to 23 at
Both teams showed up wear
ing red uniforms and, early In
the game, Franklin guards sev
eral times passed the ball to
rival players. Franklin's coach,
Mrs. Rose Corbln, corrected the
situation by calling for a time
out and borrowing white skirts
tor her players from Hayes
In the eastern division (won
by Franklin's girls), Leota Beck
and Frances McClure were
named to berths on the . all
division team, McClure, a guard,
was injured during the division
playoffs here and did not get
to play in the championship
Three benefit games are on
tap In the Franklin High gym
tomorrow (Friday) night.
At 6 o'clock, elementary teams
From Franklin and Otto will
play; at 7:30, the senior girls
will take on the women faculty
members; and at 9, the senior
boys will play the male faculty
Proceeds are earmarked for
the Monogram Club, which
hopes to purchase sweaters for
Admission will be 50 cents
Cor adults and 25 cents for
Friday In Lenoir
Franklin's Gary McKelvey has
advanced to the state finals in
the American Legion's annual ora
Son of Mr. and Mes. R. E. Mc
Kelvey, the Franklin High senior
won out in the division competi
tion in Lenoir Friday and tomor
row (Friday) will be one of five
finalists in the state elimination
Gary's achievement marks the
first time a local contestant has
won in the division, although
several have advanced through
Jurors for the April term of
Superior Court were drawn by
five-year-old Betsy Jenkins, dur
ing the Monday session of the
The term opens on the 14th
with Judge Hugh Campbell, of
Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn, clerk of
Superior Court, this week said the
term appears to be shaping up
as "average", which means about
three days of criminal actions and
a day of civil matters.
The first 36 Jurors are schedul
ed for duty the first week. They
are Clyde Hushes, of Route 3; T.
E. Breedlove, of Route 3; Lemmie
Holland, of Route 3: Adolph Zoell
ner, of Route 1 ; Ray Cabe, of
Route 2: Troy Hurst, of Route 4;
SRK NO. I. PAGE 8
Twenty churches have voted to
participate in a simultaneous re
vival scheduled to begin May 4
under the sponsorship of the ex
ecutive promotion committee fo
the Macon Baptist Association.
Dr. Julian S. Hopkins, state sec
retary of evangelism, will direct
the campaign and also will be the
visiting evangelist at the First
Baptist Church in Franklin.
Several other churches are ex
pected to join the revival between
now and May, according to the
Rev. C. T. Taylor, associational
To date, the following churches
have voted to participate: Burn
ingtown. Cowee, Coweta, Ellijay,
Higdonville, Highlands, Holly
Springs. Liberty, Newman's Chap
el, Prentiss, Rldgecrest, Sugarfork.
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
Smoky Mountain Cloggers
Get A Smile From Sullivan
, rrnnr.r t noinv
Franklin Press New York Correspondent
NEW YORK CITY? As Tommy Hunt led the Smoky Mountain
C loggers through a series of patterns, the deep-seated rhythm
of mountain dancing swelled over the CBS studio and enveloped
the entire audience.
Even the rarely-smiling Ed Sullivan was caught with a smile
on his face.
The studio did not return to normal until the clicking steps
of the young dancers died out as they passed out of camera
This great little group of dancers had done in exactly one
minute and a half what others couldn't do in an hour.
It was Sunday night, of course, and 40 million television view
.Saturday night has been
proclaimed ''Franklin and W.
N. C. Night" at the Motorama
automobile show at City
Auditorium in Asherille.
Macon County's Smoky
Mountain doggers, just back
from a triumphant trip to
New York City, will dance at
the evening show at 8 o'clock,
sharing the bill with Miss
Betty Johnson, the winsome
lass from Possom Walk, near
Charlotte, who appeared with
them on Ed Sullivain's Show
Dr. G. R. McSween, presi
dent of the Franklin Cham
ber of Commerce, urges every
one here to attend the Ashe
ville show to support the
To assure better weather, the
Town of Franklin has postpon
ed its planned project to steril
ize the water system until some
time in April.
4UI- - ?
Western Union operator, Miss
Claraetta Stiles, was nearly floor
ed when a telegram with more
than 450 names was handed her
Saturday. The largest ever sent
through the local office, the wire
was to Ed Sullivan, thanking him
for having the Cloggers on his
t how. Sullivan read a portion of
the telegram at the close of his
show. It cost the Franklin Press
$14.95 to send it. (Staff Photo)
Union School Talent
Show Set For Friday
A talent show sponsored by the
P.-T. A., will be held at the Union
School Friday, March 7, at 7:30
A door prize and also prizes for
the best acts* will be awarded. Ad
mission will be 35c for adults and
15c for elementary school chil
i uwii umuiais W11S WCCR. oam
ample publicity would be given
before the operation to kill the
iron bacteria believed respon
sible for "rusty water" comes
It was originally planned to
do the job in March.
HIGHLANDS? Friends and rel
atives of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Wiley
helped them observe their Golden
Wedding anniversary at an open
house at their home Sunday after
The couple's children present
included Durand Wiley and Mrs.
Roy Baumgarner, of Port Worth,
Tex.. Albert Wiley, of Wilming
ton, C. F. Wiley, of St. Petersburg,
Fla., Erskine, of Alexandria, Va?
and Mrs. Richard Veazey. of St.
"J*?' - tyy
A& 1100 4H MEMBERS
~ -? YOU TO
*M rn TO STAY AL/VE "
4-H CLUBBERS CELEBRATING NATIONAL WEEK
Macon County's 88 4-H clubs this week are celebrating their national week and a number of
stories and pictures appear In this Issue of The Press. Pictured above are three members of the
Cowee club with the new highway sign for NC 2S. They are (L to R> Jane Byrd, Larry Sattk,
and Linda Raby. (Staff Photo f
ers were watching Macon County's
Cloggers perform on Sullivan's va
Hold On There!
But, we're getting a little ahead
Let's back up to Saturday at
8:30 a. m. in Spartanburg. S. C .
when a group of excited young Ma
conians boarded an Eastern Air
lines Convair to carry them to
the big city of New York and their
Sunday date on the show.
These youngsters. officially
known as the Smoky Mountain
Cloggers, range in age from 10 to
14. They were accompanied by
their own band and to lend moral
support and a helping hand, Mrs
Leonard Myers, Mrs. Arma Lee
Hunt, and Mrs. Harry Roberson
To The Cockpit
As a group, under the guidance
of Bqb Cox, CBS talent scout,
they were making their first trip
to New York, as well as their first
trip by commercial airline. Dur
ing the course of a reported favor
able flight, arrangements were
made for each individual to maike
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 8
TAKES SHERIFF'S CAR
A motor scooter-riding, hack
saw blade-carrying teen-ager swip
ed Sheriff J. Harry Thomas' car
after sawing his way out of the
county jail Tuesday night or Wed
The boy, about 18, was arrested
by Police Chief Sid Carter Tues
day and was jailed when he fail
ed to produce any identification
or papers for the motor scooter he
was riding. Chief Carter said the
boy confided to other prisoners
that he was an escapee from
South Carolina. He told officers
his name was Eugene Dills.
The teen-ager apparently had
the hacksaw blade concealed on
his person. Chief Carter said, and
used it to saw through the main
door in the downstairs section of
the jail. Sheriff Thomas' car, a
1955 Chevrolet, was parked out
? ? *
STUDY COURSE HELD
Approximately 100 attended the
annual P.-T. A. study course Tues
day at Otto School.
Speakers included Mrs. Edwin
Hayatt, ol Canton, district P.-T. A
director, who spoke on P.-T. A.
policies; the Rev. R. R. Standley.
of Franklin, who discussed fam
ily and school life in Brazil: and
Dr. H. Koepp-Baker. of Highlands,
who spoke of the emotional and
social neqds of children.
The week's temperatures and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Manson Stilea,
U. S. weather obeerver: in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
observers; and at the Coweta Ffydrologie
Laboratory. Readings are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the dav listed.
I h" Weath
High L< Rain
62 4"> .88
58 45 1.32
60 31 trace
66 32 .00
67 30 .00
60 22 .00
58 30 .00
? 25 .00
64 44 . 1.33
62 44 1.21
56 28 .01
61 26 .00
65 29 .00
66 28 .00
57 25 .00
58 25 .00
? No record.