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Servicemen In The News:
Claude T. Allison, Steve Sol
esbee, Franklin D. Conley,
Bobby F. Henry, and Urban
73 Year ? No. 22
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, May 29, 1958
Price 10 Cents
Parties Are Eyeing Primary V ote Here Saturday
MONDAY WAS a bit slack, con
sidering it wasn't a wet Monday.
Up until afternoon, there were
plenty of parking places along
the main stem.
THE "DONKEY MAN S" phi
losophy of walking and letting
life trail along has some merit.
There probably were lots of folks
here who would have welcomed
an opportunity to Join him ar.d
get away from it all.
A BIG HAND is due the Rotary,
Lions, and Jaycees for working
on the free vehicle safety check
lane in Franklin last week. The
couple of hundred cars that were
safety-checked with round red and
white stickers are seen every
WHY NOT be among the smart
ones attending the travel host
school briefing being conducted
tonight (Thursday) in Franklin?
The tourist dollar is still tops in
the economy here and by giving
better service you can get more
of them. It's just as simple as
YOU CAN FORGET that rumor |
about The Press having been sold. |
Not a grain of truth to it. As the j
fellow told Mrs. Eloise G. Potts |
one time, "You can hear every
thing but the truth and meat fry
THE NEW telephone company
building is beginning to look like
a building under construction. The
footings are being poured and a
lot of material is being piled on
COWEE RUBY Mines got an
other good plug recently in the
Charlotte Observer. The news
paper ran a feature story about
a Charlotte amateur gem cutter
who "spends his vacations near
Franklin at the Mason and riol
brooks mines." Thanks to former
Press reporter Rolfe Neill for the
clipping and also for his own
recent story about Cowee Ruby
Mines in the Observer. _
EMORY HUNNICUTT, a former
Franklinite, writes from Asheville
that "what's going on in the
chicken house" on Iotla is not a
mystery in Buncombe. He said
some five months ago he heard
from some Asheville people that
Mayor BurreU's hen house was
going into the furniture business, .
specializing in small tables. If we 1
really want to locate "the man", I
he suggests moving our search to ,
the Jackonville, Fla., area. "Do I
come in for a reward in case you
find him?" he asks. '
MORE BUILDING has beer, un
der way at Angel Hospital. The ,
outside coal bin at the back of ,
the old wing has been enclosed. ,
It also houses an emergency pow
er unit in the event the regular ,
power at the hospital fails. <
THE FRIENDLY squirrel that '
ambled into Mrs. McKelvey's '
seed store last week is the pet 1
of Frank McCall's, It develops
Mr. McCall is a mechanic at 1
Conley Motor and, much in the '
vein of Mary's Little Lamb, his 1
squirrel follows him to work. !
The little squirrel goes outside '
and plays with wild squirrels or
curls up in a car and waits un- !
til time to go home.
KAY MONTAGUE'S new res- 1
taurant building is nearing ]
completion and he and the Mrs.
hope to be receiving customers
in it before long. 1
BUECK CONFERS DIPLOMAS -
Franklin High Graduates 105
?upt. H. Bueck conferred diplo
mas on 105 Franklin High seniors
it commencement exercises Mon
lay night in the gymnasium.
The valedictory address was glv
:n by Miss Joann Burrell. Miss
Shirley Henson gave the saluta
:ory address and Mrs. Geneva H.
Bhuler, another salutatorian.
spoke on "Our Responsibilities".
The Rev. R. R. Standley, pas
;or of the First Baptist Church,
ielivered the baccalaureate ser
non to the seniors and their
iuests Sunday night in the gym
At both functions, the high
school choral group presented
special numbers. Music for both
?as under the direction of Mrs.
[I. W. Cabe and Mrs. Margaret
Principal C. I. Olsen mace the
presentation of awards. Tli?
award winners were Gary McKel
vey. Activities; Wayne Gregory,
Agriculture: Shirley Cruse. Art;
Lucy Henry. Basketball; Frances
McClure. Basketball; Gary Clark.
Basketball; Phyllis Holland, Citi
zenship; Geneva H. Shuler, Com
mercial: Joann Burrell, English;
Phyllis Holland, English; Gilmer
Henry, Football; Iva Lee Brook
shire, Home Economics; Joann
Burrell, Journalism; Patricia Hed
den. Language; Rachel Brown.
Mathematics; Edward Shatley.
President; Geneva H. Shuler. Sal
utatorian; Shirley Henson. Saluta
torian: Gary McKelvey. Science;
Iva Lee Brookshire, Social Sci
ences; Gilmer Henry, Student
Council: and Joann Burrell, Vale
Members of the graduating
class, who were introduced by
See No. 1, Page Ten
Woodrow Franklin Smoothes Playing Field With Town Grader
Commencement exercises are
scheduled tomorrow (Friday)
night for the 1958 graduating
class ol Highlands High School.
Slated to begin at 8 o'clock
in the school auditorium-gym
1 nasium, the program will fea
ture an address by the Rev.
Eugene Little, pastor of the
Highlands Methodist Church.
The Rev. Carl R. McCain de
livered the baccalaureate ser
mon to the 11 graduating sen
iors Sunday night.
Members of the graduating
class are Ella Cabe, Jo Anne
Dendy, Barbara Wilson, Chris
tine McCall, Linda Calloway,
Sammle Houston, Shirley John-,
son, Mavis Johnson. Emma Jane
Talley, Joe Talley, and Jack
Little League and Babe Ruth
play moves into the first half of
the summer season Saturday aft
ernoon at the East Franklin dia
Opening day clashes are sched
uled between the Babe Ruth Yard
bards and Rexallites and the Lit
tle League Wildcats and Thunder
birds. The Babe Ruth teams will
1 a: oil the double-header at 3
JUNE 2: LL ? Jay-Cs vs. Reds;
B*_ -Cardinals vs. Corvettes.
JUNE 4: BL ? Rexallites vs.
Yardbirds: BL ? Corvettees' vs.
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SAME OLD TUNE
A couple of years back it was
"The Goat Man". Saturday, an
other traveler, "The Donkey
Man" (above) arrived in town
and identified himself as Orville
Ewing, a landscape artist who
gave up painting because he
was allergic to the paints. He
was mobbed by the curious
His compactions include three
donkeys pulling his wagon,
which was piled high with junk
from the shoulders of highways
over the country, a baby goat,
a dog, and a rooster an,d hen.
They all hitched rides on the
donkeys. A nanny goat rode
rear guard on the caravan from
a platform at the back of the
"The Donkey Man" spent the
week end behind the Indian
Mound, washing out his dain
Monday morning he pushed
on again with Cherokee as his
next big stop. (Staff Photos)
Angel Hospital in Franklin has
been accredited for a period of
The notice came last week from
the Board of Commissioners of
the Joint Commission on Accredi
tation of Hospitals.
The accreditation of the hos
pital is the result of an evaluation
of facilities made by a representa
tive of the commission in April.
To Keep Bus
Franklin has won another
round in its bus service "war"
with Smoky Mountain Stages.
In an unannounced move
Queen City Trailways, which
owns the line, planned to
eliminate Franklin's 5:50 a.
m. bus to Asheville. This ac
tion would have meant that
bus patrons would have been
unable to go to Asheville and
return home inside of 24
hours. The only bus to Ashe
ville would have departed
here at 11:15 a. m. and the
only return schedule would
have been 11:15 a. m., the fol
However, D. D. Davis, of
Webster, district representa
tive for the State Utilities
Commission, got wind of the
proposed schedule change and
Monday requested that it be
In fact, Mr. Davis's recom
mendations to the Raleigh of
fice means Franklin's morn
ing bus in the future will
leave at a more reasonable
hour ? at 6:40 instead of 5:50.
A bus also will return from
Asheville daily at 8:15 p. m.
The busses operating be
tween here and Asheville will
make connections in Chero
Last year, Franklinites man
aged to stave off other serv
ice cancellations by the bus
company at a special hearing
called by the Utilities Com
mission in Asheville.
All local businessmen wh
meet tourists are invited t
meet tonight (Thursday* witl
H. Bueck, president of the W
N. C. Associated Communities
and Dr. G. R. McSween. presi
dent of the Franklin Chambe
of Commerce, for a specia
briefing on the coming Trave
Host School for the westeri
area in Waynesville.
Tonight's session, with Mr
Bueck in charge, is set for
o'clock at Slagle Memoria
Building. Mr. Bueck attended ;
Travel Host School in Ashevill
last week and is familiar witl
the objectives of the specia
program being sponsored by th
SEE NO 2, PAGE 10
TIME IS CHANGED
The time has been changed t
7:30 for the investiture servic
of Brownie Scout Troop 5 tonigh
(Thursday! at St. Agnes Episcopa
Church, it has been announcec
The service had previously bee
announced for 8 o'clock.
TO SELL POPriES
Members of the Ameiicai
Legion Auxiliary will sell poppie
in town Saturday.
Republican Slate Expected
To Produce Heavy Balloting
Macon Democrats and Republi
cans have "primary" on their
minds this week as the Saturday
A heavy vote is expected county
wide since this will be the first
time in several years the Republi
can party has entered a primary
slate of candidates.
Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and
close at 6:30 p.m. Each voter, after
declaring party affiliation, will re
Two members of the local'
V.F.W post and auxiliary. Zeb
Meadows and Mrs. John G. Mur
ray. Sunday were named to dis
trict offices at a meeting of the
17th V.F.W. District in Hayesville.
Mr. Meadows, a former local
commander, was elected junior
vice-commander of the district.
Immediate ^ast president of rh?
local auxiliary. Mrs. Murray wa?
n^med junior vice-president of the
Mrs Murray also received a
Citation of Merit" as auxiliary
"President of tt*e Ye?r" in the
17th district. Sh^ ccrnprtec' with
five other pre.ir'ents for the
In addition to M'\ Meadows
ar.d Mrs. Ms:: ay. o'.iier.s from
here attending the meeting were
Mr. Murray. Commander L. B.
Welch, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Mc
Collum. Mrs. Howard Barnard.
Miss Elizabeth Meadows. Mrs. J.
E. Perry. Jr.. and Miss Winnie
1 Of Legion
j The Rev. R. D. BUrnette has
I been elected commander of the
local American Legion Tost for
Named to serve with .him at an
g election Wednesday nittht of last
j week were Bill Horsley. vice-com
a mander', E. G. Crawford, adju
e tant; Lon Dalton. finance officer;,
k Fred Corbin. chaplain: Ado.ph
Zoellner, sergeant-at-arms; Van
e Frazier. historian: and John
Crawford, service officer.
An installation of the new of
ficers is scheduled for June 18.
0 Mr. Horsley is the retiring com
' ASBL'RY SINGING
1 A singing will be held at the
n Asbuiy Methodist Church Sunday.
beginning at 2:30 p.m. All singers
who wish to participate are asked
to meet at the church Saturday
ii night at 8 o'clock to practice. The
s public is invited and a "free will"
offering will be taken.
BIG PAVING JOB ABOUT TO START
Stockpiling of matrrials for surfacing US 23-141 from Franklin to the Georgia state line is
now underway by the Ballinger Paving Company, of Greenville, S. C. Highway officials report the
project is the largest of its kind ever let in Western North Carolina. Ballinger's bid was Just short
of a half million dollars. A five-Inch surface will be put down, instead of the customary three,
and four-foot shoulders of stone will be built. Pictured above Is some of the equipment the com
pany is setting up about mid-way on the job. Paving is expected to begin within the next week.
Only short delays will he experienced by motorists and the section will not be closed while the
work goes on. (Staff Photo I
ceive two ballots (see repro
ductions of sample ballots inside
On the county Democrat ticket,
there are four contests, while the
Republican ballot lists two.
A two-way fight Is on between
Democrats George B. Patton and
Thad D. Bryson. Jr., for Superior
Court judge of the 30th Judicial
Disrict. Mr. Bryson is presently
solicitor of the district, and Mr.
Patton resigned recently as at
torney general of the state to
make the race.
Democrats must decide between
three candidates in the race for
th'e state house of representatives
?the incumbent, G. L. Houk,
Weimar Jones, and J. M. (Jim)
Raby. Three also are seeking the
party nomination as sheriff ?
incumbent J." Harry Thomas, C.
D Baird, and fedwin Wallace. Four
are running on the ticket for
county commissioner, incumbents
Wi!ey Brown and John W. Roane,
Ted Reber, and Glen Robinson.
Voters may vote for only two. In
cumbent W. E. (Gene) Baldwin
is being opposed by C. Woodrow
Franklin for chairman of com
Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn. clerk of
superior court. Lake V. Shope,
register of deeds, John A. Kuster
e:\ county coroner, Richard H.
Slagle. county surveyor, and Erwin
Patton, Charles C. Sutton, and
George C. Gibson, members of
the county board of education,
are unopposed on their party's
A heated contest is expected for
the Democrat nomination as con
gressman from the 12th Congress
ional District. Five men are seek
ing the post, incumbent George
A. Shuford. Sanford W. Brown,
Beverly M. Middleton, Heinz Roll
man, and Arch N. Wallace.
First In Tears
In their first primary election
in several years, Macon Republi
cans must chose between J. C.
See No. 3, Face Ten
Eleven Macon County organized
communities have entered the
1958 W.N.C. Rural Community
Development Program, according
to Leroy Feagln. president of the
Asheville Agricultural Develop
men Council of the Asheville
Chamber of Commerce, area spon
They are.Cartoogechaye, Cowee,
Cullasaja. Holly Springs. Hlgdon
ville, Iotia. Patton, Carson. Bethel.
Pinegrove, and Otto.
The Macon communities are
among 111 In 15 western counties
entered in the competition. Now
in its ninth year, the program at
tracted only three the first year.
Tex Ranger Show
The Tex Ranger western-style
show will be presented at the
Franklin High School ball park
tonight (Thursday) at 8 o'clock.
This show Is being sponsored
by the Franklin Lions club and
advance tickets may be obtained
from the members.
The week's temperatures im rmi
are recorded in Franklin by Ma
U. S. weather observer: in HU-?a?
Tudor N. Hall and W. a Newte*. TWA
observers: and at the Coweta Krdroloeis
Laboratory. Readings are for the II bl
period ending at t a.m. oi the day Hatad
Htah Low Rain
Wed 21st 80 39 .00
Thursday 80 40 .00
Friday 86 44 .CO
Saturday 81 59 XI
Sunday 80 49 .00
Monday 83 54 .61
Tuesday 85 60 .00
Wednesday _ 56 .00
Wed . 21st 73 38 .00
Thursday . 79 40 .CO
Friday 79 44 .00
Saturday 84 51 .00
Sunday 80 51 .01
Mondny 78 4R .57
Tuesday 83 57 .00
Wednpsday 75 54 .00
Wed., 21st 76 41 ?
Thursday 72 44 ?
Friday 76 46 ?
Saturday 74 54 ?
Sunday 12 5S *
Monday TJ 'i ?
Tuesday 70 56 ?
Wednesday _ 57
Voting, Is Your Privilege ? Exercise It This Saturday At The Polls