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73rd Year ? No. 15
Franklin, N. C, Thursday, April 10, 1958
Price 10 Cents
MACON COUNTY'S ubiquitous
Episcopal minister, the Rev. A.
Rufus Morgan, gave the Easter
prayer at the seventh annual
Cherokee sunrise service at the
outdoor Mountainside Theatre on
SOMEONE suggests that may
be the staff of The Press would
like to clean Franklin's filthy
streets, since we've raised such
a fuss about them. If that's what
it takes to get the job done, we're
THERE HAS been a lot of Spring
window washing going on along
the main stem ? Just another
sign that Spring is here.
NORTH CAROLINA'8 highway
kill record is still below last year's.
As of March 31, 192 had died in
highway mishaps, as compared
with 227 last year. And to think
you still hear people complain
that the Tar Heel state is a
SEEMS TO be quite a bit of
Spring Fever making the rounds.
Almost in epidemic proportions
too, since trout season opened
Saturday and the weather warm
AN AUTOMOBILE going
through town Thursday had a -big
sticker on its back bumper that
asked: Well, what do you think
of Ike now?
SURE ARE a lot of crabby
people walking around lately. Must
be the influence of the April 15
LITTLE (EAGUE and Pony
League baseball teams are keep
ing hundreds of our boys off the
juvenile delinquency lists. A busy
boy stays out of trouble, doesn't
FOR place CARDS at the
W.N.CA.C. meeting at Kelly's Tea
Room Tuesday, Franklin Gem
Shop supplied real gem stones.
The water color drawings of peo
ple ruby htlning were done by Mrs.
Jim Brtnkman. Everyone seemed
impressed with the idea and
thanks are due the Brinkmans for
ROAD GANGS from the county
prison camp were out bright and
early Wednesday cleaning the
caked mud and dirt ? a winter's
SEE NO 1. PAGE 12
At Spring Meet
A new survey Is to be made of
Western North Carolina's recrea
Western North Carolina Asso
ciated Communities, holding its
quarterly meeting here Tuesday
approved its executive committee's
recommendation that ? Hr'sponsor
the study. Plans call for publica
tion of the new material by next
H. Bueck. of Franklin, W.N.C.
A.C. president, in announcing the
recommendation, recalled that the
similar survey made some *10
years ago now is out of date, and
pointed out that, in collecting,
analyzing, and editing the new
data, the organization will have
the assistance of experts from
the N. C. Recreation Commis
sion, the TVA, and other agencies.
Ralph Andrews,* of the N. C.
Recreation Commission, making
the report, said the' study Is to
cover three aspects of recreation
in this region: (a) The enduring
things, like the mountains; (b)
the man-made facilities now avail
able; and <c) the potential de
velopments the study suggests as
The luncheon meeting, held at
Kelly's Inn, also was marked by
a wide variety of reports. Forty
eight persons were in attendance.
The next W.N.CA.C. session
will be held at Cherokee July 8.
To Patton's Staff
G. A. (Andy) Jones, Jr., a
Franklin native, is one of two
men appointed last week by At
torney General George B. Patton
to his staff.
Mr. Jones, a graduate of the
University of North Carolina Law
School, has been practicing law
In Raleigh since 1955. Before going
to Raleigh, he was associated with
Jones and Jones here for some
He has been assigned to the
State Highway Division of the at
torney general's office.
Mr. Jones is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Jones, of Franklin.
THROUGH A. S. C. ?
Deadline For Signing Soil
Bank Contracts Is April 15
Tuesday, April 15. Is the dead
line for signing contracts (or the
1958 Soil Bank, according to Miss
Mildred Corbln, office manager of
A.S.C., which administers the fed
eral aid program.
.Through the Conservation Re
serve of the Soil Bank, farmers
can receive federal aid in making
needed land use changes on farms
as part of an overall adjustment
program. Conservation measures
providing habitat and protection
for wildlife qualify under this pro
Further details on the benefits
of the Soil Bank may be obtain
ed from the local AJ9.C. office In
the Agricultural Building.
HEADING FOR THE CITY
Mirs Frances Wlnstead (left), Franklin High teacher, and
Mias Dwata Horsley are looking over their travel agenda for
their trip next week to Washington, D. C., and New York City.
As winner of the United Nations speaking contest here, Miss
Horsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Horsley, won the trip
to the United Nations. Mias Winstead was the supervising teach
er for the contest. The two plain to leave here Sunday for
Greensboro, where they will board a chartered bus for the trip
North with other winners In the state. The P.-T. A. Is helping
them with expenses. (Staff Photo)
CAMPBELL PRESIDING -
April Court Term
Opens On Monday
Since the December term, about
200 new cases have been docketed
for trial during the April session
of Superior Court, which opens
here Monday morning with Judge
Hugh Campbell, of Charlotte, pre
In addition, 38 hold-over cases
are scheduled to be heard by the
judge, according to Mrs. Kate
M. Wrlnn, clerk of court.
The majority of the new cases
deal with traffic violations where
cash bonds have been posted, she
explained. Court procedure will in
volve confiscating the bonds.
Three days of the term Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday, have
been set for trial of criminal
matters. A civil docket listing
eight divorce cases and 11 other
civil matters is scheduled to be
heard by Judge Campbell start
ing Thursday morning.
This will be Judge Campbell's
first court session in Macon Coun
IN LOCAL HOSPITAL ?
Patton, Well-Known Figure
Politically, Dies Monday
A well-known political figure in
Democratic circles many years
ago, Robert Andrew Patton, died
Monday at 10 a. m. in a local hos
pital following a brief illness.
Mr. Patton, 72, was a former
state senator and representative
in the 1930's. He served in the
senate in the 1933 term and twice
was county representative to the
Ten Franklin High students
competed in the annual Western
District Science Fair and Academ
ic Field Day, and four of them
copped first places.
Held on the campus of Western
Carolina College Saturday, the
event attracted top students from
Asheville west. Seventy-five ex
hibits were entered.
First places in academic tests
were won by Gary McKelvey, Gen
eral Science; Joann Burrell, Me
chanics of English; Tommy Mc
Nish, Geometry; and Janice Pru
itt, first year Spanish Grammar.
Gary also won second place in
Original Declamation competition
and another Franklin High stu
dent. Dwain Horsley, got second
in Oral Interpretation.
Tommy competed in Physics
and Janice in second year Alge
Competing, but not placing,
were Shirley Cabe, Spelling;
Joyce Cole, Algebra; Larry Jones,
American History; and Bill Krick
baum, Senior Math Survey.
Winn ere Listed
Macon County's 4-H clubbers
gathered Saturday at East Frank
lin School for their annual "4-H
Following are the winners of
the various events participated in
by clubs and individuals:
Farm and Home Electric Dem
onstration: (Girls), Martha
Blaine, Patton club, 1st place,
Rosa Ann Cabe and Wanda Bail
ey. East Franklin club. 2nd place,
Deleda Drinnon and Frances Sim
onds, Burnlngtown club, 3rd place,
(boys), John Kahler and Harris
Elmore. Highlands club, 2nd place.
Public Speaking: (Seniors), Bet
ty Raby, Bumingtown club, 1st.
Irene Cloer, Patton club, 2nd,
Mildred Bingham and Sherry
Whelan, Patton and Franklin
clubs, tied for 3rd; (Juniors).
Kathy Cochran, Watauga. 1st.
Kay Fouts, Iotla club, 2nd, Bren
da Buchanan, Iotla club, 3rd.
Presiding Officers Contest:
(clubs), Holly springs community
club, 1st, Cartoogechaye Junior.
2nd. Watauga Community Club.
3rd; (individuals), presidents,
Linda Cochran, Watauga, 1st,
Charlie Enloe, Cartoogechaye, 2nd,
SEE NO. 2. PAGE 8
Way ah Staff
Stan Adams, a native of Four
Oaks, has joined the staff of
Wayah District Ranger W. L.
Nothstein as a junior forester.
A graduate of N. C. State Col
lege, he has worked in Burns
vllle and served in the U. 8. Navy.
He is living at Menden-Hall
In Franklin. ,
Oeneral Assembly, In 1935 and
Funeral services for the Macon
County native were conducted yes
terday (Wednesday) afternoon at
the Franklin Methodist Church
by the Rev. S. B. Moss, the Rev.
Glenn Anderson, and the Rev. A.
Rufus Morgan. Burial was In the
Patton Methodist Church Ceme
Son of the late George and Mrs.
Ann Phillips Patton, Mr. Patton
was for many years engaged in
the auction and real estate busi
ness here. He was a member of
the Patton Methodist Church and
had been married twice. Mr. Pat
ton's first wife was the former
Miss Mamie Slagle, who died In
1935. His second wife, Mrs. Louise
A. Patton, died in October, 1954.
They were married in 1947.
Surviving are a daughter, Miss
Helen Patton, of Raoine, Wise.;
six sons, Charles R.. of Johnson
City, Tenn., Col. James D., of
Washington, D. C., George E., of
Philadelphia. Pa./ Mack S? of Hen
dersonvllle, Lewis, of Shalimar.
Fla., and Andrew J., of Dallas.
Tex.; a sister. Miss Olivia Patton,
of Franklin; and 14 grandchil
Serving as paiiDearers were Er
win Patton, Thad Patton, Homer
Mashburn, Slier Slagle, H. W.
Cabe, and T. W. Angel. Jr.
Arrangements were handled by
Bryant Funeral, Home.
Rebe n Board
Race; G. O. P.
Men Also File
Three more candidates filed
this week with J. Lee Barnard,
chairman of the county elections
Franklin realtor Ted Reber fil
ed for the board of county com
missioners. Mr. Reber, a native of
Pennsylvania, lived in Florida for
30 years before moving here 10
Two Republicans also filed.
Bulen Peek, farmer of Franklin,
Route 4, is in the sheriffs race
and Harve? Talley, Highlands
merchant, filed for the board of
Deadline for filing is April 19.
Franklin policeman C. D. Baird,
who previously had announced for
the sheriff's race, made it official
yesterday (Wednesday) by paying
his filing fee.
For Vacancy On
Jim Morrison, of Franklin,
Route 3. and A. Winton Perry,
of Franklin, both have been
recommended as the Democratic
member of the county elections
board, succeeding Fred S. Moore,
Jess Shope, chairman of the
Democratic executive committee,
in selecting Mr. Morrison and
Mr. Perry, this week said the final
decision of who gets the job will
be made by the state elections
board in Raleigh. The law requires
that two men be nominated, he
DRAW A RESERVE -
Water Job Set
For Week End
"Operation Red Water" is scheduled for the week
end in Franklin in a move by town officials to kill
rust-producing iron bacteria in the water system.
The most important thing- water customers must
do is draw enough water to meet their cooking and
drinking needs for a 24-hour period prior to 10 p. m.
After a bacteria-killing chlorine concentration is
introduced into the system shortly after 10 p. m.,
water from the town mains may be used normally for
everything except drinking and cooking.
A step-by-step explanation of "Operation Red
Water" may be found on the inside of this issue in
a town-sponsored advertisement.
The operation will end Monday morning, when
customers will be asked to let water flow through
their own piping until the odor of the chlorine con
A door'-to-door campaign by policemen with spe
cial "Operation Red Water" handbills, and news
paper and radio advertising are being utilized by the
town to alert all water customers this week.
For about three weeks following the operation,
mains will be flushed at intervals to remove bacteria
material loosened by the chlorine.
WILL BE UNMANNED ?
Push Button GAA Station *
Soon Will Operate On Bald
With "push button ease", pilots
flying at any altitude within 100
miles of Franklin will soon be
able to talk directly to their Civil
Aeronautics Administration con
troller at the Atlanta (Oa.) Air
AT ASHEViLLE MEET ? *
Local Woman Is Speaker
On TVA-CoOege Program
Mrs. Jack Cube, president of
Holly Springs Rural Community
Development Organization, ap
peared on the Tuesday night pro
gram of th? cooperative TVA-N.C.
State College meeting in Asheville.
She spoke on "What TVA Has
Meant to the People", a subject
covering the benefits of TV A to
a community. The Cabes at one
time participated in TVA's Unit
Test Demonstration program.
Mrs. Cabe was accompanied to
the meeting by Mrs. Florence S.
Sherrill, county home agent.
JUST IGNORES PREDICTIONS ?
Sun Helps Maconians Celebrate Easter
Ignoring predications to the
contrary, the sun spent Easter
The day was bright and sunny,
but a bit windy in the afternoon.
Easter finery was on parade all
day and traffic was moderate on
At the last minute, the schedul
ed sunrise service atop mile-high
Wayah Bald was cancelled. The
road to "High Haven", the camp
of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones,
where the annual dawn rite is
held, was in bad condition be
cause of the weather and repairs
could not be made to accommo
date the scores of automobiles that
Usually move over it.
However, Maconians turned out
for at least two sunrise services,
one in the Bethel community and
another at the Asbury cemetery
at Otto. Both were well attended.
A major activity of the day was
family visiting, inside and outside
Easter Monday went almost un
observed in Franklin. The Bank of
Franklin and a few governmental
agencies were the only ones mark
ing the holiday. The post office
did not close.
Wednesday night's scheduled
meeting of the parents' organiza
tions of Little League and Pony
League has been changed to to
morrow i Friday i at 7:30 p. m. in
the high school cafeteria.
"But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came nnto the tomb . < St. Lake).
Maconians celebrated Easter at sunrise services and church events. The uniul dawn rite atop
Wayah Bald, where the above picture was made last year, was cancelled at the last minute be
cause of road condition*. (Staff Photo)
rhe week's temperature* and rainfall below
ire recorded in Franklin by Man son Stilea,
J. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
rudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
tbaervers; and at the Coweta Hjrdrolorfc
^aburatory. Readings are for the 24-hour
?eriod ending at t a.m. of the day listed
High Low Ran
Wed., 2nd 7! 27 .00
rhursday 70 36 .00
Friday 57 46 .21
Saturday 56 42 .00
Sunday 72 49 .68
Monday 70 42 .00
ruesday 67 23 .00
Wednesday 33 .00
Wed., 2nd 66 27 .00
rhursday 72 37 ,00i
Friday 70 46 .31
Saturday 54 , 40 .00
Sunday 62 44 1 05
Monday 73 42 .00
ruesday 51 23 .00
Wednesday 66 31 .00
wed.. 2nd 68 29
rhursday 66 34
Friday 48 42
Saturday 50 38
Sunday 88 44
Monday 45 36
ruesday 6S 28
Route Traffic Control Center.
The C. A. A. announced this
week that within 30 days it will
put into operation the latest scien
tific development in air-ground
communications, a Peripheral Air
Ground Communications Station.
The station has been under con
struction for some time on Wine
Now nearlng completion, the
Franklin peripheral station is one
of 250 such outlets being installed
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 8
Overcast skies and some high
water failed to put a damper on
the opening of the trout season
Wildlife Protector C. H. Boring
described the opening in this
county as the "best yet". He said
"good catches" were made by all
About 96 anglers checked in
opening day at Standing Indian
Wildlife Management Area and
about 44 hit the streams on Way
ah. the protector said.
Mr. Boring attributed the sue
cess fishermen have been having
to the increased stocking program
More trout is being stocked in
the streams and lakes over the
;ounty this month.
One of the best opening day
strings was creeled by Tommy Ad
ams, Bobby Corbin. and Doug
Ifoung. They caught 31 browns
and rainbows in Cullasaja River
and Cliffside Lake. The largest
was 17 inches and another was 16.
Franklin* s 'Operation Red Water' Is Set For This Week End