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There is nothing so
fatal to character as
half finished tasks.
? David Lloyd George
73rd Year ? No. 18
Franklin, JN. C, Thursday, May 1, 1958
Price 10 Cents
PONTOONS ABE needed once
again by pilots at the Macon
County Airport. But, word has
It the airport association U plan
nine to raise the main runway
above flood level as soon as the
DOES ANTON* have any idea
how much we'll profit by the con
struction of the Gerber's plant
near Asheville? Some seem to
think we'll get a good slice with
our crops, while others feel the
plant is too far away to help
BOBBY WOMACK, local stu
dent at N. C. State College, is in
politics. He ran recently for pres
ident of his class and, although
he wasn't elected, he mustered a
KAY MONTAGUE has a new
restaurant under construction
next door to the grill he leases
near the Little Tennessee River
THIS RECESSION we're in
could have a bright side. If Frank
lin is any indication, salesmen
are 'having to sell, instead of just
take orders as they've done for
HOW MANY of you business
men who meet the public are tak
ing advantage of the free litera
ture available through your cham
ber of commerce? If you'd get
some and pass it out to visitors
it would mean dollars in your pock
et. And isn't that what you'd like
THERE HAVE been several
fender-benders at the "Y" at the
foot of Town Hill. And. although
there are ample signs to the con
trary, many cars still insist on
entering Palmer Street the wrong
way. One of these days . . . pow!
THAT SAND truck dripping
water through Franklin one day
last week had the right idea, but
not enough water to clean the
A COUPLE of other people, Mr.
and Mrs. John Wrinn, report they
too saw the meteor go over last
week, so Freeman Holland has
STATE HIGHWAY crews plug
ged up some of the holes in the
streets last week. However, it has
been so wet the asphalt com
pound just breaks up and before
long the hole is twice as big and
SATURDAY'S crowd in town
looked like the middle of the tour
ist season. Visitors seem to be on
the prowl earlier this year. And,
they are stopping longer.
THE NEW YORK forester who
was here last year with a restored
Chewy of the late 20's was in
town last week with an old Buick
roadster that was in better shape
than the day it came out of the
factory. Everywhere he went a
crowd quickly gathered.
ABOUT THE only thing any
one can be sure of is that it's
gonna rain and rain and rain.
PRESTOV HENN sent postals
to many Maconians to promote
his movie "Pal Joey". The* cards
said, "See you soon. Your Pal.
Joey". There have been reports
of women rushing home to clean
house because they figured they
were having unexpected company.
One fellow's wife, the jealous type,
demanded to know who the "Joey"
was writing her husband notes.
HOW MANY of you folks awak
ened during Monday morning's
electrical storm when lightning
touched off the telephone?
S. B. PERKEY. the baby pho
tographer who was here a while
back, was In town for a visit over
the week end with his Mrs. Said he
just had to show her firsthand
what a fine place Franklin is.
LONG ABOUT- quittin' time
Monday there were twos and
threes all along the main stem
chatterln' like sixty. They probab
ly just got behind during the rain
all day and didn't want to miss
out on exchanging tidbits.
With the proceeds earmarked
for equipment for the new Macon
County Rescue Squad, the Jack
London show will be presented to
night (Thursday) at S o'clock in
the high school gymnasium.
Mr. London is a well-known
pickpocket (for fun, of course),
magician, and television showman
and his show will last for two
Advance tickets are being sold
by senior members and cadets of
the Franklin squadron of Civil Air
Patrol, as well as members of the
rescue squad. /
PUPIL AND DRIVER HURT IN BUS WRECK
An Otto .School student Jessie Louise Carpenter, 14, and the driver of her school bus, Miller
L. Morris, were injured yesterday (Wednesday) morning when two school buses were involved
in a wreck at the intersection of US 23-441 and Coweta Hydrologic Laboratory Road below Otto.
Ten other students riding in Mr. Norrto' bus were only shaken up and bru4 ed when the vehicle
overturned. Jessie received a broken right arm 3ind Mr. Norris a cut on the head. A large bas
driven by Maurice Norton pulled oat of the intersection and struck the smaller one, causing it
to overturn. Thirty-five pupils were aboard Mr. Norton's bus, but there were no injuries among
them. Mr. Norton said he stopped at the intersection and looked both ways before pulling out
into the highway. "He must have been in blind spot (post of the bus) ... I just didn't see him."
The upper photograph shows the two vehicles. The lower picture is a close-up of the wrecked bus.
(Staff Photos I
HOPKINS TO PREACH ?
25 Baptist Churches Sat
Revivals For Two Weeks
Twenty-five Macon Baptist
churches plan to participate in
a simultaneous revival May 4
Directing the campaign and
also serving as guest evangelist
at the First Baptist Church in
Franklin will be Dr. Julian S.
Hopkins, secretary of evange
lism of the Baptist State Con
The revival, sponsored by the
Macon Baptist Association, is
being promoted by the associa
tion's evangelistic steering com
mittee headed by the Rev. Ar
Dairy and livestock judging
teams from the Franklin chapter
of Future Farmers of America
will be in district competition to
morrow (Friday) and Saturday
Ninty-five high schools in the
area will compete in various con
tests. including public speaking,
parliamentary procedure, dairy
cattle and livestock judging. The
winners of these contests will
then compete in the state-wide
contest finals In Raleigh this sum
The Franklin dairy judging
team, which placed first in recent
federation (five counties) compe
tition. is composed of Bud Shope,
Bob McCall, Jerry Dooley. and
Members of the livestock judg
ing team are Wayne Taylor, Ray
Shepard, John Killian, and Doug
las Peek. This group was second
In federation competition.
On the parliamentary procedure
team are Johnny Killian, presi
dent. Bud Shope. vice-president:
Wayne Taylor, secretary: Perry
Williams, treasurer: Riley Henry,
reporter: Ronald Harper, senti
nel: and Wayne Proffitt, adviser.
Johnny Killian will represent
the Franklin chapter in public
Participating churches are
First Baptist, Burningtown,
Calvary, Cartoogechaye, Clear
Creek, Cowee, Coweta, Ellijay,
Hlgdonville, Highlands, Holly
Springs, Iotla, Liberty, Long
view, Mount Hope, Newman's
Chapel, Oak Dale, Prentiss,
Ridgecrest, Rose Creek, Short
off, Sugarfork, Watauga, Well's
Grove, and Windy Gap.
Pastoij and visiting evange
lists will breakfast together
each morning May 5-10 at the
First church at 7:45 a. m. Fol
lowing breakfast the men will
review reports of meetings the
Fifteen-minute broadcasts are
scheduled daily at 11:15 a. m.
over WFSC the first week of
the revival. Each of the pro
grams will be sponsored by a
different church with the vis
iting evangelist at the church
bringing the message.
Thirty minute broadcasts are
scheduled two Sunday after
noons, May 4 and 11, at 5:30.
Also, one of the visiting evan
gelists will conduct a morning
devotional at 9 o'clock over
WFSC the first week of the re
Pour men are being held by
local authorities in connection
with a break-in at a summer home
Chief Deputy Newell Pender
grass said clothes, cameras and
accessories, and other household
Items were taken by the men
from the home of William Botts
on March 31.
In Highlands, the deputy pick
ed up Nathaniel Hensley, 27, for
merly of Hendersonville, Jimmy
Beck. 23. and John Henry. 30.
both of Highlands. The fourth
man. Wesley Woo ten, 30, of
Oconee. S. C.. waived extradition
after being served with a warrant
drawn by the local sheriff's de
"Today's Home Builds Tomor
row's World" is the 1958 theme
for the observance of "National
Home Demonstration Week",
Macon County's 20 active
clubs, representing a member
ship of more than 500, are pre
paring to celebrate the national
Highlighting the local cele
bration will be the annual dress
revue, slated for East Franklin
School on the 7 th. "Dress for
the Occasion" is the theme for
Also, today (Thursday) at the
Methodist Center in Soco Valley,
Macon club women are attend
ing a district federation. At this
meeting they are distributing
150 copies of this week's Frank
lin Press, which is featuring the
work of local clubs.
Two Macon County 4-H club
bers took first places in district
competition Saturday in Asheville.
Several others won blue, red.
and white ribbons in the variety
of 4-H demonstration events.
Brenda Seagle, Holly Springs
club, took first place in report
ing, while a Patton 4-H boy. Joe
Morgan, won first in the soil and
water conservation contest for in
dividuals. Both will represent the
western district- in the state con
tests in Raleigh the third week In
July during "State 4-H Club
Those winning blue ribbons
were Holly Springs club in 4-H
officers contest: Elizabeth Ann
Amnions, Sue Crawford. Brenda
Seagle. Carole Wurst. and Clyta
Johnston; Brenda Cunningham
and Peggy Dills. Carson club,
team in fruit use and vegetable
demonstration; Kenneth Jone.*
and Johnny Cabe, Union club,
team in soil and water conserva
tion contest: Robert Enloe and
Charlie Enloe, Cartoogechaye
SF.F NO V PAOF H
BOOKS OPEN SATURDAY ?
Barnard Announces Names
Of Registrars And Judges
Democrat precinct meetings
are scheduled Saturday at 10
a. m. to elect delegates to the
county convention May 10.
At the county convention, the
party will organize for the com
ing primary and general elec
tion and also will select dele
gates to the state convention
in Raleigh May IS.
P.-T. A. Installs
New officers were installed at
the April 22 meeting of the
East Franklin P.-T. A.
They are Mrs. George Raby,
president; Mrs. C. D. Corbin,
vice-president; Mrs. Alex Ar
nold, secretary; and Mrs. Bob
Mrs. Weimar Jones, former
district P.-T. A. director, was
the installing officer.
Mrs. Fred Arnold's and Mrs.
Alex Deal's first grades pre
sented the night's program.
Mrs. Arnold's class gave a play.
Twelve children were dressed
to represent the months of the
year and they were presented
by "Mother Nature" to "Father
Time". Other members of the
grade presented a "baby con
test" with dolls. Mrs. Deal's
grade used Spring as a theme
and presented a Maypole dance
and crowned a May queen.
Mrs. Harry Pangle, the re
tiring president, presided.
Monday saw the closing of
the resident highway engi
neer's office that was set up in
Franklin in July, 1952, to super
vise three construction projects
on US 23-441.
All the paper work on the
projects has now been com
pleted and the office is no
longer needed, according to S.
T. Usry, who was resident engi
neer here until his transfer
several months ago to Waynes
ville. Mr. Usry's staff remain
ed on here after his transfer
to finish the paper work on
the US 23-441 job from Frank
lin to the Georgia state line.
The other two projects handled
by the office were from Frank
lin to Cowee Gap and from Co
wee Gap to Dillsboro.
Transfers have been arrang
ed for the office staff, Mr.
Usry said. Frank Shope is go
ing to Sylva; Morris Young and
Jack Blevens to Bryson City;
and John Weaver to Waynes
Highway trucks loaded up of
fice equipment early Tuesday
morning. The office was locat
ed over the Dixie Home Store.
On The Books
An additional )40,000 in prop
erty has been discovered by the
new office of county accountant
Accountant Tom Henson said
this has been accomplished by
writing letters to property own
era, requesting them to list prop
erties they have acquired.
He said the job could not have
been done "without sufficient
time and adequate personnel (o
handle the records."
The accountant also estimated
the county tax valuation at IS
million this year.
Otto Rural Community Develop
ment Organization will meet to
night (Thursday) at 7:30 at the
VETS TO MEET
Veterans of World War I of
U.SA.. Barracks No. 90S. will meet
tomorrow (Friday) night at the
county courthouse at 7:30, it has
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A Democrat . . .
When it happens it comes in
Last week's Press stands as a
monument to this. Democrats
were Republicans, names were
wrong, and we don't know what
In the political story, Wiley
Brown, incumbent commission
er, was listed as a Republican.
He's a Democrat.
Wiley J. Clark is running for
chairman of the board of coun
ty commissioners. In the story
he was listed as "Wiley ? J.
The Press apologizes on bend
ed knee to Mr. Brown and Mr.
Clark for committing the un
pardonable sin of changing a
A burning porch light will be
a signal that a contribution is
waiting tomorrow (Friday)
night when members' of the
Franklin Junior Woman's Club
conduct a door-to-door drive for
the American Cancer Society
They will begin at 7 o'clock.
A roadblock held by the
Franklin Jaycees for several
hours Saturday brought in $52.
59 for the cancer campaign.
Mrs. Lester Conley, chapter
president, also announced she
had received $50 from Culla
saja School and community; $5
from Cowee; $5 from Cartooge
chaye; and $9.30 from Iotla
Tuesday she had about $700
At the 38th annual conven
tion of North Carolina Con
gress of Parents and Teachers
in Asheville April 22-24, Union
Elementary School was award
ed a building fund badge cer
tifying that it had contributed
to the state headquarters build
ing fund In Raleigh.
The gold badge was present
ed to Mrs. Hardin Gribble, Un
ion P.-T. A. president, and was
the only one awarded west of
This organization has also re
cently been awarded a charter
for meeting the standards set
up by the state organization.
Mrs. Elmon Teague also at
tended the Asheville convention
as a delegate from Union.
Will Have Charge
Of Club Program
Mrs. S. M. Winkleblack. chair
man of the horticulture commit
tee, will have charge of the pro
gram at the May 5 meeting of the
Franklin Garden Club.
The meeting will be held at the
home of Miss Adelaide Brewer at
2:30. Mrs. William Dinnes will be
Plans also are being made for
a seedling exchange at the meet
State Meeting Of
Mrs. S. R. Simpson, president of
the Franklin Oarden Club, and
Mrs. R. G. Lichenstien. state club
sales chairman, returned last
week end from Raleigh, where
they attended the State Oarden
Mrs. Simpson and Mrs. Lichen
stien were official delegates from
the Franklin club and were pre
sented an honor roll certificate,
which the local club has earned
for the fifth consecutive year.
BETHEL HILL SING
The semi-annual singing con
vention of the northern division
will be held Sunday. May 4. at
Bethel Hill Church, near Nanta
hala School, beginning at 10 a. m.
John Campbell is president of the
Registrars and judges (or the
county's IS voting precincts hate
been selected in preparation for
the opening of the registration
The books also will be open for
the two following Saturdays. May
10 and 17.
New registrations will be requir
ed in the four new precincts of
Union. East Franklin. Iotla, and
J. Lee Barnard, chairman of
the county elections board, has
announced the following list of
registrars and judges, with the
name of the registrar appearing
first and the judges next:
Millshoal: Harold Cabe, Owen
Ammons (D), Harry Kinsland
Ellijay: C. B. Bryson. Canton
Henry <D>. Pritchard Russell (R>.
Sugarfork: Troy Holland, taw
son Woods <D>. W. M. Moses (Ri.
Highlands: Weldon Paul. Henry
Cleaveland < D> , Ralph Crunkle
Flats: H. R. Penland, Frank
Dryman (D>. J. L. Miller (R>.
Smithbridse: Maurice Norton.
Prince Curtis <D>, Alex Holbrook
Cartoogechaye: Bob Southards.
W. O. Lewis <D>. J. B. Kaiser |R'.
Nantahala 1: Baz Baldwin.
Wade Lambert (D>. Harley
Nantahala 2: J. R. Shields
Grady May <D>, John Wishon
Burningtown : Bill Parrish.
Floyd Ramsey <D>, R. D. Yonce
Ccwte: Carroll Gibson. J. F.
Browning (D>. Lloyd Bradley (R'.
Franklin: E. A. Stiles, J. A. Pen
land <D> , Republican to be an
East Franklin: Gay Sutton
Tom Johnson <D?. Sam Higdon
Iotla: Jake Myers. Grady Wil
son 1D>. Wando Fouts <R>
Union: Thad Dowdle. John L
Cunningham <D>, Mack Stock
Music Program Set
Saturday At Union
"The Southerneers Quartet"
and ''The Glory Tones" from
Canton will present a program
of music at the Union School
auditorium Saturday night. May
3, beginning at 8 o'clock.
This program is being spon
sored by the eighth grade of
GIRL SCOUT COl'RT
Girl Scouts and their leaders
from here plan to attend a Nanta
hala court of awards at the Moun
tainside Theatre in Cherokee Sun
day at 4 p. m.
It Out . . .
"It didn't just rain. It dump
ed it out." declared Mrs. Man
son Stiles as she read the tem
peratures and rainfall for the
past week over the telephone to
The Press. v
She was referring. of course,
to the 2.24 inches of rain that
fell Sunday night and Monday
morning in Franklin during an
The Little Tennessee and oth
er streams flooded, but there
was no damage reported.
The VNk'i tamparaturea and rainfall b>l?
are worded in Franklin by Mum Stilaa.
U. a. w ?at bar abaarver; in Hfebtenda by
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abaarrara; and at tba Coweta HHrula^lt
Laboratory. Readings are far tba 14 baui
period ending at ? a.m. of tba day liatad
Wed. 23rd 83 32 .55
Thursday 84 50 .00
Friday 80 55 J3
Saturday 70 49 .00
Sunday 69 50 .18
Monday 70 56 2.24
Tuesday 70 58 .51
Wednesday ? 40 .04
Wed. 23rd 72 40 ?
Thursday 77 58 *
Friday ' 72 55
Saturday 63 48
Sunday 58 50
Monday . 84 53
Tuesday 66 i 54
? No Record.
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