" Net M4
When a man is wrap
ped up in himself, he
makes a pretty small
package. ? John Ruskin.
73rd Year ? No. 12
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, March 20, 1958
Price 10 Cents
A MIGHTY good project Tor
some civic club to adopt would be
planting dogwoods along the
streets of Franklin. There's noth
ing prettier than dogwood, unless
it's dogwood and a pretty girl.
HOPE It isn't a sign of more
winter, but Paul Blaine, janitor
at the courthouse, was hauling In
another load of coal Monday.
WE8TERN UNION was Interest
ed enough in the big telegram to
Ed Sullivan to request a picture
of it for publication.
THE CEILING has been painted
at the Franklin Methodist Church
and members of the congregation
will be treading on new carpeting
next week. The improvements are
being made by the Wesleyan Sun
day School Class.
EVERYONE'S nerves are back
in place again. The steeplejack
has finished painting the flagpole
in front of the post office.
THAT WHITE stuff hanging
over the town in the twilight
hours isn't early night fog. Resi
dents are just taking advantage
of the quiet time to do some
LIGHT RAINS are helping keep
the dirt down on Franklin streets,
but that is no reason to let the
streets stay so dir,ty. Looks like
the merchants would grow weary
of having their merchandise cov
ered with dust and sand, doesn't
HENRY BARTOL, Jr., one of
the owners of radio station
WFSC, has never seen the sun
shine in Franklin, although he's
a frequent visitor here. It is al
ways raining when he comes.
"WHY CANT you get them to
do something about cleaning up
the town?" Is a question asked
members of The Press staff two
or three times a day. And it's a
good question. Why isn't some
thing done, particularly with the
filthy streets? Franklin has a
mighty dirty face to be greeting
DON'T FOKUKT cnose rea-iec
ter days of April 12-13, when you'll
be unable to drink or cook with
Franklin water because of the
chlorine concentrate being used
to kill iron bacteria.
OKAY MERCHANTS, get out
tfiose flower boxes and get ready
to plant flowers in 'em! .
A LOT OF people are sprucing
up as "models" for the fashion
show being sponsored Saturday
night at East Franklin School by
the Franklin Junior t^pman's
PRESTON HENN is building a
new fence around his drive-in
theatre. Too low to keep people
from peeping in, so it must just
be for looks.
MRS. H. BUECK and that snap
py little foreign car she drives are
becoming familiar sights along the
byways of Macon County.
GEMCUTTER Jim Brinkman,
who cut the rubles for Ed Sullivan,
has been invited to appear on a
Channel 5 interview-type television
show soon. Jim Is preparing a dis
play of native stones and gems
and hopes to be given the oppor
tunity to get a good plug in for the
Cowee Ruby Mines.
ALL YOU nice people who prom
ised labor to help the Frank Bren
dles rebuild their home can now
step forward and roll up your
sleeves. The hammerln' and sawln'
CLUB HOLDS LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE IN FRANKLIN
School Supt. and Mrs. H. Bueck (right) were among guests who attended the open house
Sunday afternoon at the Franklin Public Library. The event was sponsored by the Franklin
lunior Woman's Club, In connection with the lo -al observance of National Library Week. Serv
ing the school official and' his wife is Miss Esta Mae Childers. At left is Miss Meda Angel, a
club member. (Staff Photo)
Break-ins at three sammer
homes in Highlands are being in
vestigated by Sheriff J. Harry
Thomas and S. B. I. Agent P. R.
Sheriff Thomas said the thieves
appeared to be more Interested in
antiques than in other items and
that several antiques were taken
from the Maney, Chambers, and
The owners are still checking to
determine what was taken, he
The break-ins occurred some
time during the winter.
Several Macon County prin
cipals and teachers will be in Ashe
ville today (Thursday), Friday,
and Saturday for the 74th annual
convention of the N. C. Education
Supt. H. Bueck will go this aft
ernoon for a meeting of the super
intendents policy committee, of
which he is a member.
Others representing this county
will be Mrs. Lily Moody, Mrs.
Fannie Arnold, Miss Gladys Kins
land, Miss Nora Moody, Mrs.
Joyce Baldwin, Mrs. Katherine
Henry, Mrs. Elizabeth Ouffey, Mrs.
Dora Carpenter, Mrs. Gay Teague,
Miss Alice Slagle, Mrs. Beatrice
M. Alley, Mrs. Neillie R. Owens.
Mrs. Frank Martin, Miss Eliza
beth Meadows, Harry C. Corbin,
C. K. Olson, F. J. Watson. Nor
man West, Donald Seagle, C. H.
Kimberly, O. F. Summer, and Jer
The delegate assembly of the
meeting is scheduled Friday morn
ing. Delegates will be .called upon
to consider a legislative program,
proposed amendments to their
constitution, reports of state com
mittees, and to adopt resolutions.
The Rev. M. W. Chapman, for
mer pastor of the First Baptist
Church here, has accepted a call
to the Graystone Baptist Church
in Asheboro and is leaving toda>
(Thursday). He said this Week
plans for moving his family to
Asheboro are indefinite.
Red Cross Drive
With more than half of "Amer
ican Red Cross Month" (March)
already gone, contributions are
coming in too slowly, according
to Mrs. J. Ward Long, executive
secretary of the local chapter.
As of Tuesday noon, she had re
ceived only about $500 from vol
unteer workers over the county
and she urged the volunteers to
make reports as soon as possible.
A goal of $3,662 has been set.
for the county this year.
I g7 o p. meeting
A meeting of the county Re
publican party has been called for
March 28 at 8 p. m. at the county
courthouse by Bryant McClure,
The party will select a slate of
M'KELVEYS HONORED BY TELEPHONE FAMILY
Frank Dean (right), Franklin plant manager, is shown presenting a silver service to R. E.
McKelvey, Mr*. McKelvey, and their son, Gary, at a farewell party given In their honor Friday
night at Clark's Restaurant by Western Oarollna Telephone Company employes of the western
division. Mr. McKrtvcy recently resigned as a company vice-president to accept a job with the
N. C. Utilities Commission in Raleigh. He starts to work today (Thursday). His family will join
him in Raleigh later. (Staff Photo)
A Spring fashion show is slated
for Saturday night at 8 o'clock at
East Franklin School under the
sponsorship of the Franklin Jun
ior Woman's Club.
Local stores are cooperating and
are supplying models.
Admission will be 75 cents for
adults and 35 cents for children.
Door prizes will be awarded. Pro
ceeds are earmarked for shoes for
needy children, a club project.
Stores participating include The
Twins' 8hoJ?, *ftie Children's Shop,
People's Department Store.
Bower's Department Store, Belk's
Department Store, J. B. Pender
grass, and Dryman's.
Club committees working on the
Decorations : Mrs. Maxine Davis,
Mrs. Sally Clark, Mrs. Jean
Welch, Mrs. Louise Ledford, Miss
Meda Angel, and Miss Esta Mae
Refreshments : Miss Harriett
Murray, Mrs. Lorraine Corbin,
and Mrs. Betty Smith.
Music: Miss Harriett Murray.
Mrs. Betty McKay, and Mrs. Lor
Models: Miss Esta Mae Child
ers, Miss Meda Angel, Miss Jose
phine Dalton, Mrs. Joann Corbin.
Miss Shirley Clper, and Mrs
Publicity: Mrs. Betty McKay,
Mis. Mary Lou Salain. Mrs. Diane
Sloan, Miss Mamie Lee Murray.
Mrs. Josephine Roper, and Mrs.
A new Brownie troop is being
sponsored by the Wesleyan Ser
vice Guild of the Franklin Metho
A meeting of parents of the
second grade Brownies is set for
this (Thursday i afternoon at 3:15
at the church. Mrs. Harry Price
is the leader, and is being assisted
by Mrs. Bob Sanders and Mrs.
J. H. Fisher.
Out This Winter
Macon County farmers and 4-H
clubbers have planted 202.500 pine
seedlings this winter, according
to figures supplied by the county
Last year, the sale of 23,398
cords of wood channeled $287,582
into the county's economic stream.
Of this winter's planting of
pines. 34.500 seedlings were given
free to 4-H clubbers by Champion
Paper and Fibre Company, of
Canton. Farmers paid $5.75 per
thousand for theirs.
Macon's 4-H clubbers ranked
third in the 12-county area west of
Asheville in the number of seed
FLOWER HI NTING
Several Qirl Scouts and leaders
from here plan to go on a Spring
wlldflower hunt Saturday after
noon at 2 o'clock on the Cherokee
School campus. The trip is being
sponsored by the Nantahala Area
Girl 8cout Council.
Wilson, Magazine Editor,
To Address Chamber Event
fCeeps Ahead I
In County 1
Politics continues to keep the <
spotlight this week with the (ol- ]
owing developments: i
The present county commission
irs ? W. E. (Gene) Baldwin, John
N. Roane, and Wiley Brown ? an
nounced they will seek reelection.
Coburn Holden, feed and
hatching egg dealer, announced
le has withdrawn from the coun
ty sheriff's race in the primary.
Glen Robinson, who announced
for the board of county commis
sioners last week, paid his filing
fee and made his race official.
In the 12th Congressional Dis
trict race, five hats, are now in
the ring: Incumbent George A.
Shuford, Heinz Rollman, Waynes
ville industrialist: Sanford W.
Brown, Asheville lawyer; Arch
Nicholson Wallace, college physics
professor; and Beverly "Bevo"
Middleton, Hendersonville and
Canton radio executive.
In the commissioners' race, Mr.
Baldwin is seeking his fourth
term; Mr. Roane his third; and
Mr. Brown his second.
With the withdrawal of Mr. Hol
den from the sheriff's contest, it
is now a two-way race between
incumbent Sheriff J. Harry Thom
as and C. D. Baird, Franklin po
The race for county representa
tive to the General Assembly is
still a two-way run, with James
M. (Jim) Raby and Weimar Jones
Pii and funning. .
Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn and Lake
V. Shope, incumbents, are still
unopposed for the offices of cl4fk
of Superior Court and Register of
Coroner John Kusterer is un
The present school board, Er
win Patton, C. C. Sutton, and
George Gibson, likewise is unop
posed at present.
How much are filing fees for
the various public offices?
For offices on a salary sched
ule the fee is one per cent of
annual salary; or $50 for sher
iff; $38 for clerk of Superior
Court and Register of Deeds;
$18 for county representative to
the General Assembly.
On non-salary offices like
board of education member,
county commissioner, coroner,
and surveyor the filing fee is $S.
Two Men Charged
For Grill Fight
Ray Dehart. 20. and Fred San
ders. 27, are free on bonds In
connection with a fight Monday
about 2 a.m. at the Springwood
Grill behind the county court
The grill owner, EM Guffey,
was treated for cuts and bruises.
Dehart and Sanders are charged
with malicious damage to property
and assault, according to police
An estimated 200 members and
special guests are expected to at
end tomorrow (Friday) night's
innual membership banquet of
,he Franklin Chamber of Com
Set to begin at 7 o'clock, it will
x held in the high school cafe
Featured speaker will be Jeff B.
Wilson, of Raleigh, editor of Tar
Heel Wheels, a general Interest
monthly magazine published by
trucking interests of the state.
A native of Jones County in
Eastern North Carolina, Mr. Wil
? ? *
. . . Guest Speaker
Awards totaling $2,000 are be
ing offered to the area winning
communities In the 1958 Western
North Carolina Rural Commun
ity Development Program, accord
ing to Frank M. Davis, of Waynes
ville, chairman of the program,
and L. H. Feagin, of Asheville.
president of the sponsoring Ashe
ville Agricultural Development
Macon County Agent T. H.
Fagg this week said at least 10,
and possibly more, local commun
ities are expected to enter the
Now in its ninth year, the pro
gram Is open to organized rural
communities in 18 counties and
the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
Beginning with just a few com
munities. the program had grown
to include 112 communities in 15
counties in 1957. An even larger
number is expected to participate
this year. May 15 is the deadline
Area awards and sponsors are
as follows: first prize of $500, giv
en by Sears. Roebuck and Com
pany; second prize. $400. Ashe
ville Citizen-Times: third prize.
$300, Earle-Chesterfield Mill Com
pany; fourth prize, $200, Southern
Dairies; Fifth prize, $100, Park
land Chevrolet Company, of Ashe
Fourteen honorable mention
awards of $50 each are offered
by Talman Office Supplies, Smoky
Mountain Hatching Egg Service
of Fairview. Asheville Livestock
Yard, J. C. Penny Company,
Farmers Federation, and tha Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce.
LOCAL YOUTHS GET APPOINTMENTS
Frainklin High seniors Paul Cloer and Jack Taylor have been
ippointed by Congressman GcNfe A. Shuford to take examlna
lons for entrance to the U. ,S. Air Force Academy at Colorado
iprings, Colo. They will take their examinations March 24 at
iewart Air Force Ifaue, Smyrna, Tenn. Paul, 11, Is the son of Mr.
ind Mrs. Thad Cloer, of Franklin, Route 2. Jack's parents arc
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Taylor, of Route 4. He also Is 17.
son attended Durham High School.
New York University, and Wake
Forest College. Active in civic and
community work, he is a past dis
trict governor and is now interna
tional counselor of Lions Interna
tional. He is a past state director
of highway safety, is a member of
the board of the Southern Safety
Conference (14 states), and is di
rector of information and safety
for the N. C. Motor Carriers Asso
Mr. Wilson will be introduced
by Bob S. Sloan, a chamber di
Dr. George R. McSween, new
chamber president, will outline the
1958-59 program, and also will sub
mit a $5,500 budget to the mem
bership for approval. The mem
bership also will be asked to vote
on the proposed construction of
a new information booth in town.
This was a project started by the
1957-58 board of directors.
Verlon Swaf^ord, immediate
past chamber president, will serve
as master of ceremonies.
The invocation will be given by
the Rev. John Tucker.
S. A. Bundy is chairman of the
committee for the banquet ar
The slogan contest being held
by the Franklin Chamber of
Commerce is receiving "fair" re
sponse, according to Mrs. Lasca
E. Horsley, executive secretary.
However, slogans that have been
received are "excellent ... I
wouldn't want to be the judges,"
she declared this week.
Maconians have until noon to
day (Thursday i to submit a slo
' gari for a cash prize. The winning
slogan will be used on chamber of
A maximum of fO words has
been set and the slogan must
The winner will be announced
at tomorrow night's annual cham
Talks by Boy Scouts on traffic
safety featured Saturday night's
meeting of the Northwest Franklin
Community Club at Slagle Mem
On the program were Doug
Vinson, Doug and Charles Slagle.
and Fred Bulgin. all Life Scoutr,
of Troop 21. They recently attend
ed the speakers bureau of the
Governor's Traffic Safety Council.
The Easter bunny won't be
calling at the county schools, at
least not during the regular
Supt. H. Bueck this week an
nounced that the Easter holi
days are being cancelled as a
partial make-up of time lost
during the recent bad weather.
He also said Nantahala and
Highlands are holding Saturday
classes to make up lost time.
Schools are closing for the
summer on May 30.
The week'i temperatures and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Manaon Stilee,
U. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
rudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
oheervera; and at the Coweta HVdrolocie
Labnratot-y. Reading* are for the 24-bour
period ending at I a.m. of the day Hated.
High Low Rain
Wed.. 12th 64 27 .00
Thursday 57 41 .00
Friday 54 31 .43
Saturday 44 30 .05
Sunday 54 24 .00
Monday 48 24 .00
Tuesday 52 32 .74
Wednesday 38 .05
Thurs.. 13th 62 40 .50
Friday 50 31 trace
Saturday 42 27 .00
Sunday 45 26 .00
Monday 52 25 .00
Tuesday 47 31 1.08
Wednesday 50 37 trace
Thurs.. 13th 46 37
i Friday 48 3<
Saturday 52 34
, Sunday 58 25
Monday 41 30
' Tuesday 51 32
? Wednesday 39
? No record.