A bad neighbor is as
great a misfortune as a
good one is a great
blessing. ? Hesiod.
73rd Year ? No. 17
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, April 24, 1958
Price 10 Cents
A LOT OF folks, fed up with
the filthy condition of the streets,
have volunteered to pitch In and
clean them If that's the only way
to get the job done.
A PICKPOCKET, Jack London.
Is coming here May 1 to help the
new Macon County Rescue Squad
get its start. Members of the
squad already have an eye on a
surplus ambulance and other
equipment. The London show pro
ceeds will help purchase things.
IT'S A GOOD feeling to be a
good neighbor ? Just ask the local
volunteer firemen who helped
Sylva with the hospital blaze Sun
MAYBE IF everyone would wear
those old timey goggles the dirt
and sand from Franklin's dirty
streets wouldn't blow Into their
KERR SCOTT'S branch head
boys in Macon County were deep
ly shocked by the death of "The
Squire from Haw River": and
more than just surprised at Oov.
Hodges' appointment of B. E. Jor
dan to succeed him.
J. P. Brady, news editor of The
Franklin Press, Monday night was
elected president of the Franklin
Junior Chamber of Commerce for
the 1958-59 year.
He succeeds Robert W. (Bob >
Moore as head of the young men's
Named to serve with the new
president are Roy M. Biddle, Jr.,
first vice-president; Jim William
son, second vice-president; Tom
Collier, secretary; Charles Ledbet
ter, treasurer: Mr. Moore, state
director: and Mr. Moore. Ray
mond Ledford. Dr. J. L. Hill, and
Bufi Taylor, directors.
An installation banquet by the
club is slated for May 3.
Mr. Brady is a charter member
of the Franklin club and served
in 1954-55 as a state vice-presi
dent of N.CJ.C.C.
Will Be Host
To TU Meeting
First Baptist Church in Frank
lin will be host Friday and Satur
day to the annual meeting of the
Regional Training Union Conven
The session opens at 3 p. m. Fri
day and will close at noon Satur
Carl Corbin, of Sylva, director,
will be in charge.
Friday night, the Rev. R. W.
Abrams, pastor of the Sylva Bap
tist Church, will be the speaker.
The Rev. J. G. Miller, association
al missionary for the Western
North Carolina and West Liberty
associations, will address the gath
ering Saturday morning.
With participants from associa
tions of Region 10, program con
tests will include junior memory
work drill; intermediate sword
drill; young people's better speak
ers tournaments; and adult Blb'.e
Taking advantage of breaks
in the weather, farmed are
turning Macon County's
earth for Spring planting.
Astride tractors and/or
walking behind plows, they're
out in the field in ever-in
creasing numbers as Winter
relaxes its hold.
There are other signs of
Spring, too; signs like robins
hopping around; Spring-fever
looks creeping into eyes; more
paint-up-fix-up projects; and,
of course, warming tempera
Tour Coweta Lab
And Timber Job
Between 40 and 50 U. S. Forest
Service engineers toured Coweeta
Hydrologic Laboratory and the
Stamp Creek timber project Tues
They observed streams, logging
operations, road building, and
The engineers, all from the
Southern region, .came up from,
Clemson. S. C.. where they are
holding a meeting.
FIREMEN FIGHT SYLVA BLAZE
The initials F. F. D. (Franklin Fire Department) were very
?much in evident Sunday night in Sylva where firemen of three
towns rallied to fight a blaze that gutted the C. J. Harris Com
munity Hospital. (See Story, Page 16). Two MaconJans, Mis.
Bertha Hurst and Mrs. B. W. (Rosa) Justice, were among the 23
patients evacuated from the burning hospital. Mrs. Hurst was
sent to a hospital in Bryson City and Mrs. Justice is in Waynes
ville. (Staff Photo)
TWO TELL OF TRIP ?
Mrs. Horsley Is Elected
Head Of Franklin P.-T. A.
Members of the Franklin P.-T.A.
Monday night elected Mrs. Lascu
E. Horsley to head their organi
' zation for the 1958-59 year.
Also elected and installed with
Mrs. Horsley were Mrs. Kate Will
iams, vicc-president, Rafe Teague.
treasurer, and Mrs. Margaret
S. A. Eundy is the out-going
president of the parent-teacher
Featuring the program were
talks by Miss Frances Winstead
and Miss Dwain Horsley on their
trip to New York City last week
to visit the United Nations. Miss
Horsley won the trip in a recent
speaking contest. Miss Winstead
was contest advisor. The P.-T.A.
paid their expenses.
Prior to the opening of the
business session, parents and
teachers visited the classrooms in
the Elementary building, where
special exhibits had been pre
Mrs. Margaret R. Flanagan's
elementary grade won the room
ccunt. In the high school, the
count was won by Mrs. Mae Belle
SLATED FOR SATURDAY ?
The Old South' Coming
Again At Junior-Senior
"The Old South" ? is slated for
rebirth Saturday night when the
annual Junior-Senior Banquet is
held at Franklin High School in
Carrying out the theme of the
South, a Southern-style meal,
with barbecue as the main course,
will be served by sophomore hon
or students dressed as Negro
waiters and waitresses. The en
tertainment committee, headed by
Jean Burrell and Larry Brooks,
has arranged for underclassmen
to present a "Minstrel Show".
The cafeteria will be decorated
like the interior of an old South
ern home. The banquet will start
at 7:30, and the "Tigertown Quin
tet" from Clemson College will
play for a dance starting at 9.
YOUTH GIVES SPEECH ?
Local N.C.E.A. Ejects
Mrs. Martin President
Mrs. Mildred K. Martin is the Ledford. Martha Blaine, and Nan
new president of the Macon Coun- cy Cochran.
ty unit of the N. C. Education
In addition to an election ot
1958-59 officers of the organiza
tion's annual banquet Friday night
in the high school cafeteria, prin
cipals and teachers and special
guests heard Gary McKelvey give
his prize-winning American Leg
ion speech and they also were en
tertained by a group of 4-H club
bers from the Patton Community.
Elected to serve with Mrs. Mar
tin were Norman West, vice-presi
dent. and Miss Elizabeth Mea
dows, secretary-treasurer. The out
going president, W. O. Crawford,
presided at the banquet, which
was attended by about 150.
Gary's speech was entitled
"America's Rights and Responsi
bilities on the Constitution". Son '
of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. McKelvey,
he recently advanced to- the state
finals before being eliminated in I
the annual American Legion !
The 4-H clubbers entertaining
included Misses Jane Wells. Linda
. . . Heads Teachers
115 Cash Bonds
Cases Are Listed
Judge Hugh Campbell closed
out the April term of Superior
Court here about 2:30 Tuesday
The term, which opened the
14th, saw cash bonds confiscated
in 115 traffic violations cases.
Following are criminal dis
positions of the term, with the
exception of the actions taken
the last day. These actions will
appear next week:
Cy Seth Birchfield, violation of
prohibition laws. 60 days suspend
ed, $50 and costs.
Dewey Cunningham, no chauf
feur's license. $25 and costs.
Jack Robert Shook, driving
drunk, $100 and costs.
Herbert Johnson, driving drunk,
$100 and costs.
Frank Cannon, permitting non
licensed person to drive, nol pros
John A. Lee. no operator's li
Horace Page Mann, driving
drunk (2nd offense), 6 months
suspended $150 and costs.
Frank Jenkins Williams, driv
ing drunk, $100 and costs.
Nora Elizabeth Rogers, no op
erator's license, $25 and costs.
Allen Archie Angel, speding,
James Eddie Burton, speeding,
Lucius Cordell Wood, larceny
of automobile, 12 months suspend
ed, defendant place on probation.
$200 and costs.
Johnny Mack Lee. larceny of
automobile, 12 months.
Daniel 8ylvester Vinson, driving
after license suspended, $25 ana
Dillard Nicholson, violation of
prohibition laws. 6 months sus
Herman Lee Tickl*. destroying
public property, nol pros with
Herman Lee Tickle, escaping
prison, nol pros with leave.
Herman Lee Tickle, escaping
from lawful confinement, destroy
ing public property, nol pros with
leave for destroying property: 6
months for escaping, sentence to
run at the expiration of any and
all sentences now being served by
William Shepherd, destroying
public property, 60 days, sentence
to run at the expiration of any
and all sentences he is now serv
Ei'nest Ray Pinion, escaping
from lawful confinement, 6
months, sentence to run at the ex
piration of any and all sentences
he is now serving.
Arlin Barker, destroying state
property. 3 months, sentence to
run at the expiration of any and
all sentences he is now serving.
Paul J. Jackson, driving drunk.
6 months suspended. $100 and
Richard L. Dryman, speeding.
$25 and costs.
Wymer Edison Young, violation
of prohibition laws, prayer for
judgment continued on payment,
Perry Leroy Wiggins, reckless
Clarence Edmas Wike. speed
Frank Kirkland. larceny. 12
months suspended. $156 and costs j
on court conditions.
Daniel Joseph Wike. driving
drunk, prayer for judgment con- j
tinued to July-August term.
Culley Eugene Oabrels. speed- j
Williston Prank Houston, reck
less driving, costs.
Robert McCoy Anderson, driv
ing drunk. 6 months suspended.
$100 and costs.
Harris Henry Dryman, violation
of prohibition laws. $25 and costs.
James Wilson Bales, violation
of prohibition laws. $25 and costs.
Bobby Welch, driving drunk.
$100 and costs.
James W. Justice, improper op
erator's license, nol pros with
Fiank Lemuel Hurst, driving
drunk, reckless driving. 90 days
suspended $100 and costs.
Loy Edwin Parrish, aiding and
abetting In transporting whiskey
$50 and costs.
Earl Floyd Calloway, driving
drunk (from Jackson County".
$100 and costs.
Henry Herbert Bailey, driving
drunk, nol pros with leave.
F?sul Kent Beal. speeding, nol 1
pros w'th leave.
Loy Parrish. aiding and abetting
.to driving drunk, permitting non- '
SEE NO I, PAOE R
WHO'S RUNNING FOR OFFICE?
Filing Deadline Saturday
Puts Candidates Under Wire
* * *
IN RADIO INTERVIEW ?
Ejections Chairman Gives
Answers To Vote Questions
The Franklin voting precinct,
which is being spilt into four
prencipts for this year's pri
mary and general elections, was
the biggest In North Carolina,
J. Lee Barnard, chairman of
the Macon County Board of
Elections, said in a radio In
terview last Friday on the why,
what, when, and how and
where of the new voter reg
istration in Franklin township.
"And I have been reliably in
formed", Mr. Barnard added,
"that it was the largest in the
United States." Approximately
4,400 were registered in the pre
cinct, he said. The actual pre
cinct vote cast in the 1956 gen
eral election exceeded 2.500.
The interview was on WFSC
station's 6:30 p. m. Friday pro
gram, "Let's look at Macon
County", conducted weekly by
Explaining that there seemed
to be some confusion about the
new registration, Mr. Jones said
4 Boys Admit
Four 16-yearold Franklin boys
have admitted vandalism incidents
at four elementary schools last
Thursday night, according to Chief
Deputy Newell Pendergrass.
They are Howard Burch, Jerry
Patton, Tommy McCollum. and
Jimmy Shook. The officer said
yesterday (Wednesday) possibly
others were involved.
Soft drink bottles and rocks
were thrown through windows at
Union, Cartoogechaye. East Frank
lin, and Cullasaja schools, he said.
The sheriff's department and
city police cooperated in the in
To Walk By . . .'
"Thought someone was shin
in? a flashlight on me ... it
was bright enough to walk by
... it hurt your eyes to look
Talking is Freeman Holland,
of the Pinegrove Community.0
who possibly was the only one
in Macon County to see the
flaming white-hot meateor that
streaked across the heavens
Monday night on a south-north
course shortly before 8:30.
Furthermore, he is almost pos
itive a particle of the meteor
landed in a garden plot near
where he walked. But. the
ground was soft and no trace
The 10-year-olds. Glenn and
Perry Holland, cousins, are still
"If we find it do we get our
picture taken," one inquired.
he had heard many questions
asked about it, ?'to get the ans
wers to those and similar ques
tions, it seemed to me the best
place to go was to the people
who hold elections in this coun
ty, our Macon Board of Elec
tions", so Chairman Barnard
had been invited to be a guest
on the program.
The interview follows, in
question and answer form:
Q. To start off with, Mr.
Barnard, why is it necessary
for voters to register at all?
why can't they Just go to tfie
polls on election day and vote?
A. Well, in the first place, it
is necessary for a voter to reg
ister because the law of North
Carolina says he must. Besides,
most voters must realize that if
the election officials didn't
have some system, there would
be confusion. A person could
go from precinct to precinct
and cast several votes on an
election day, if there were no
system of registration.
Q. As I understand, the old
Franklin precinct ? which is the
same as Franklin township ? is
being split into four new ones.
What is the purpose of that?
A. There are far too many
voters in this old precinct (Mr.
Barnard cited the figures and
comparison with precincts else
where). The change is for the
convenience of the voters them
selves, who often have to stand
in long lines, waiting; and for
the convenience of over-work
ed election officials, who have
to work practically through the
night, after the polls close, tab
ulating the votes. We feel that,
after everybody gets used to
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
Box Supper, Cake
Walk Set Saturday
At East Franklin
A box supper and cake walk
will be held at the East Franklin
School Saturday nisht at 8'clock.
The public is invited to attend.
The proceeds are to be divided be
tween the East Franklin P.-T. A
and the Pony League.
A Main Street "cancer road
block" will be manned Saturday
in Franklin by the Jaycees for
the American Cancer Society fund
drive now Jmder way in the coun
"Coffee Day" was held by local
restaurants Saturday with ail
coffee money bein? turned over
to the drrve chairman. Mrs. Les
Tuesday, the chairman reported
she had more than $500 on hand.
WINS TOP CLUB AWARD
The Franklin Junior Woman's Club has won the William
y. Prayer Award for its worit with the Children's Home Society
Df North Carolina. The rotating award was won last year by
Greensboro, and this year marks the first time a small club
<20 members) has captured it. A bore, Mrs. Cecil Franklin (left),
of .Sylva, district vice-president, presents the cup to Mrs. Betty
McKay, president of the FrankHn club. (Staff Photo)
Saturday's filing deadline
brought a large number of candi
dates under the wire, particularly
Here's the lineup;
Weimar Jones (D), James M
Raby (D). incumbent O. L. Houk
<D>, and Herman Dean (R).
SHERIFF: J, Harry Thomas
<D>, incumbent. C. D. Baird (D).
Ed Wallace <D>, Bulen Peek <R>.
and J. C. Crisp (R).
REGISTER OF DEEDS: Incum
bent Lake V. Shope (D). Mrs.
Joann Corbin (R).
CLERK SUPERIOR COURT:
Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn <D>, incum
bent, and Arvil P. Parker, (R>.
CHAIRMAN, COUNTY COM
MISSIONERS: Incumbent W. E.
Baldwin iD>. Wood row Franklin
<D>. Wiley J. Brown <R>.
John W. Roane <D>, incumbent
Wiley Brown <R>, Ted Reber <D>.
Glenn Robison <D>, Harvey S.
Talley (R), Ernest M. Dills (R>,
and Bill C. Higdon (R>.
EDUCATION BOARD: Incum
bent Erwin Patton'D) . incumbent
C. C. Sutton <D>. incumbent
George Gibson iD>, Fred Vaughn
<R>. John Bulgin iR), and Tom
Harbison <R > .
CORONER: Incumbent John
Kusterer <D>. and Paul Potts (R>.
Hall As Principal
Present school principals, with
the exception of or.e, have been
elected (or the 1958-59 school year,
according to Supt. H. Bueek.
Jerry A. Hall, principal of Nan
tahala School for two years, has
resigned. Charles Hendrix. a Nan
tahala teacher, has been elected
to succeed him.
Other principals and their
schools are Fiank I. Watson, High
lands: E. G. Crawford. Otto;
Harry Moses. Union: Norman
West, Cartoogechaye; Z. Weaver
Shope, Cullasaja; Donald Seagle.
Cowee: Alex Arnold. Iotla; W. G.
Crawford. East Franklin: C. K
Olson. Franklin Elementary; and
Harry C. Corbin. Franklin High.
Mr. Olson also will head up the
physicial education and athletic
program of Franklin High.
Mr. Bueck said he plans to call
a meeting of the principals in the
next week or ?o with the idea of
discussing teachers for the coming
A special meeting of the Littl:
Tennessee River Watershed Asso
ciation has been called for next
Wednesday night at Otto School
Especially urged to be present
are residents from the Longview
Clark's Chapel community south
to the state line, including Scaly.
Residents of upper Rabun County.
Ga . also will be on hand.
The week's temperatures and rainfall beiow
are recorded In Franklin by Man son Stjfee
U. 8. weather observer; in Hiffbland* H*
Tudor N. Hall and W. a Newton. TV K
observers: and at the Coweta Ifjrdroloiri'
Laboratory. Readings srs for the 24-hnu*
period ending at 8 a.m. of the dav
Hlith Low Vnir
78 I -10
* No Record,