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Franklin, N. C, Thursday, June 12, 1968
Price 10 Cents
AT t?AST two Macon County
boys took part in ceremonies
at Arlington Cemetery Memor
ial Day (or the unknown sol
diers. Sgt. Bryan Hurst's band
had a principal role in the serv
ice. Sp/3 O. Bryant Cunning
ham, a member of the Fort
Meade honor guard, also was
THE 14 Maconians who were
graduated from Western Caro
lina College last week, as a
whole, made up a good share of
the 204 In the graduating class.
The college certainly Is an im
portant part of our lives.
POLICE CHIEF Sid Carter
and Ray Swafford have been
calling on merchants this week.
They're collecting the town's
privilege taxes, so it's business
ABOUT THE last week in
June, Roy Biddle, Jr., will set
up the Travel Host School for
local merchants and business
men. Sponsored by the Frank
lin Chamber of Commerce, this
school will emphasize ways to
meet the public and every per
son who deals with tourists
should make it a point to be
FRANKLIN ALL-STARS are
keeping baseball alive here and
the boys deserve the support of
everyone. Why not drop out
Sunday at their new diamond
on the Georgia highway and
watch their game with Green
CARL MORGAN has given his
cafe on the courthouse square
a facial ? new paint inside
and he has plans for putting
linoleum on the floor.
JUST FOR THE record, the
Henry Mashburn's record of
seven Franklin High graduates
doesn't stand alone. Mrs. Harry
P. Rowland, of ? Route 1, also
boasts seven ? Melba C40),
Mary Almona ('41 ), Pauline
('41), James ('50), Shirley (*50),
Jacky ('57), and Nancy ('58).
Another son, Dan, got his di
ploma through the U. S. Navy.
Patsy And Suzanne . . . Top Winners
AT DRESS REVUE ?
Patsy Corbin And Suzanne
Cunningham Are 4-H Best
Patsy Corbin and Suzanne Cun
ningham were declared senior
and junior winners, respectively,
in the annual 4-H dress revue Fri
day afternoon at East Franklin
Patsy is a member of the Frank
lin High club, while Suzanne is
with the Carson group.
Judged by Mrs. J. H. Fisher, of
Franklin, and Mrs. Betty Stiles,
assistant home agent in Jackson
County, the theme of the revue
was "A Hit Parade of Fashion".
Ribbon winners, by classes, in
Best Dresses (junior): Patricia
Bryson, Claudetta McCoy, anc
Suzanne Cunningham, blue: Ag
lies Mae Smith, red.
Best Dresses (senior): Ida Mai
Ramey and Patsy Corbin. blue.
School Dresses (junior): J ewe
Fox, Linda Wallace, Jean Dills
Sarah Jane Berry, blue; France;
Taylor, Brenda Seagle, and Joyci
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 12
CHANGES ARE MADE ?
Methodists Almost Make
Clean Sweep Of Ministers
Methodists, In conierence sun
day at LAke Junaluska. made an
almost clean sweep of pastors In
The Rev. Sam B. Moss, pastor
of the First church In Franklin
for four conference years. Is go
ing to the Big Springs Methodist
Church between Charlotte and
Oastonla. Taking over his pastor
ate here Is the Rev. Robert E.
Early, who has been In Spruce
Pine. Mr. Early is no stranger to
Macon County, having served
from 1949-54 as pastor of the
Highlands church. Mr. Moss and
his family plan to leave the mid
dle of next week.
Macon Circuit has been reduc
ed from six churches to four ?
Mulberry, Asbury, Patton's Chap
el. and Union ? and presently is
without a pastor. The former cir
cuit pastor, the Rev. Glenn And
erson. has turned in his ordina
tion certificate and has accepted
a call to a Baptist church in Col
umbia, S. C.
The two churches dropped from
Macon Circuit, Hickory Knoll and
Dryman's Chapel, have been add
ed to Franklin Circuit. The Rev.
R. L. Poindexter, circuit pastor
for three years, was not changed.
His other two churches are Bethel
and Clark's Chapel.
West Macon Circuit is being
taken over by the Rev. J. C. Lane,
who has been in Watauga County.
Mr. Moss, pastor of the First
church, took Mr. Lane into the
church during his first pastorate
in Avondale. The Rev. Earl T.
Crowe plans to take a charge in
Atlanta and continue his semi
nary studies. The circuit is made
up of Gillespie Chapel, Maiden's
Chapel, Mt Zion, and Louisa
North Macon Circuit, formerly
Snow Hill-Iotla, has a familiar
personality in Dr. L. H. Hayes, a
widely known Methodist minister
who has been in Bethel. Dr.
Hayes is a former pastor of the
First church here. He carne to
Franklin in 1919, soon after the
old church burned, and the pres
ent church was built during his
tenure. Mrs. Hayes is a native of
this county. Riverview and Car
son are in this circuit also.
$4,000 AIRPLANE DEMOLISHED THURSDAY -
Local Pilots Unhurt In Airport Crash
Franklin Police Chief Sid Car
ter and theatre owner Preston
Henn escaped injury late last
Thursday afternoon when the air
plane in which they were riding
crashed on take-off In a pasture
on the south end of the Macon
The airplane, a single engine
Swift, owned jointly by Chief
Carter and Dr. O. R. McSwees,
was demolished. The salvage value
of the $4,000 craft was set at
about $1,500. The loss was not
covered by insurance, the owners
Pilots who witnessed the take
off attempt praised Chief Carter
the pilot, for his handling of the
aircraft in the emergency.
On Local Flight
The officer, who was making a
local flight with Mr. Henn, a stu
dent pilot, as passenger, said the
airplane was functioning proper
ly and take-off was normal.
When the plane was about six
feet off the ground, it slowed its
climb and started settling, al
though Chief Carter said the en
gine was turning up maximum
r.p.m. Feeling the craft settle, he
retractEc? the wheels, hoping to
reduce the drag and pick up suf
Chief Carter said the airplane
did not respond quick enough and
he realized "this is it!"
The plane clipped heavy bushes
on the dike at the end of the air
strip and cartwheeled into the
pasture, breaking off the wings
of the all-metal craft and twist
ing the tail section more than 90
degrees toward the center section.
To their amazement, the officer
and his passenger stepped from
the wreckage unhurt, save for
some bruizes on their legs.
The airplane was equipped with
a special shoulder harness de
vice. as well as standard seat belts.
Chief Carter and Mr. Henn both
think the harness saved them
from serious injury.
Both pilots feel the failure of
the airplane to climb was due to
a downdraft at the end of the
field. ' /
"Everything was working per
fectly." Chief Carter declared. "It
must have been a downdraft that
Witnesses who saw the airplane
fail in Its take-off and disappear
over the dike quickly summoned
an ambulance and the fire de
Within minutes after the fire
alarm sounded, the highway to
the airport was clogged and both
emergency vehicles had difficulty
getting to the scene of the crash.
Meanwhile. Cfiief Carter anri
Mr. Henn sent out word by sever
al who rushed to the crash that
they were uninjured.
The crash area was roped off
by firemen and Explorer Scouts
guarded the wreckage until late
Chief Carter and Mr. Henn both
were back flying .the following
Franklin Poller Chief Sid Carter (standing on wing) and
theatre owner Preston Henn escaped Injury last Thursday
afternoon when the airplane in which they were riding failed
on take-off and crashed Into a pasture at the end of the
Macon County Airport. Notf the crumpltd tail section of the
all-metal airplane. The wings were broken off and the tall
twisted when the craft cart whirled after hitting heavy
bushes at the end of the field. (Staff Photo)
The Highlands-Cashiers charge
has been given to the Rev. J. C.
Vernon, who has had the Reho
beth charge In Greensboro. The
Rev. Eugene Little has been sent
to Rural Hall, In the Winston
Most of the changes will take
place next week.
Three Maconians are In Ral- '
eigh this week for Farm-Home \
Driving down Monday were I
Mrs. Florence 8. Sherrill, home 1
agent, and Mrs. C. T. Bryson,
president of the county home
A local club woman, Mrs. Le- ]
ona Sadler, has been visiting in '
Raleigh and joined the others
for Farm-Home Week.
All three plan to return home
Mrs. Bryson also participated
In the Parade of Flags feature
on the program, wearing the
Egyptian costume designed and
made by women of the Oar
27 4-H Clubbers
Heading To Camp
Twenty-seven Macon County
4-H clubbers ? 18 girls and nine
boys ? are busy packing to at
tend Camp Schaub, near Way
nesville, next week.
They will leave Monday morn
ing at 10 from the Agricultural
Building and ^ill picnic on the
Those who have registered
for camp include Harold Row
land, Larry Owenbv, George
Mallonee, Robert Enloe, Charlie
Enloe, Tommy Dove, Bill Enloe,
Junior Solesbee, Linda Cicson,
Patsy Stiles, Betty Cloer, Jean
Shields, Jean Dills, Joyce Cloer.
Geraldine Prince, Bernice
Williamson, Sally Passmcre,
Mavis Dowdle, Shirley Jones,
Sylvia Ledford, Judy Solesbee,
Ann Maddox, Sue Crawford,
Margaret Owenby, Carole Wurst,
Joan Solesbee, ind Tommy
Accompanying them will be
assistant agents, Mrs. Jessie D.
?Cabe and Kenneth Perry, and
Mrs. W. G. Crawford, xin adult
For Troop 7
An investiture service for Girl
Scouts of Troop 7 was held Friday
night at the Franklin Methodist
The troop is sponsored by the
Women's Society of Christian
Service of the church. Leaders are
Mrs. Russell Cabe and Mrs. Rob
Scouts receiving pins included
Merrille Bryson, Jane Cabe. Eliza
beth Carpenter. Sandra Crown
over, Beverly Darnell. Mary Fran
ces Dills, Frances Duncan. Bren
da Hurst. Linda Hurst, Sharon
Mason, Ann Morrow. Gloria Oliv
er, Donna Foole. Patricia Poole.
Catherine Price. Judy Pruett.
Linda Shook. Beth Swan. Mary
Ann Wallace, and Sandra Wat
Two new Scouts. Brenda Jones
?and Grace Dryman, handed out
programs for the service.
US 441 Director
Frank B. Duncan, of Frank
lin, has been reelected as a di
rector of the US 441 Highway
Elections featured the annual
convention of the association
Saturday in Gatiinburg, Tenn.
In addition to Mr. Duncan,
attending from here were .Mr.
and Mrs. Bill Horsley, Mrs.
Horsley is executive secretary of
the Franklin Chamber of Com
AH -Night Event
Set By Leagues
There'll be flddlin' and pirkin'
for baseball in Franklin come
On that date, in the high
school gymnasium. an allnigtft
fiddlers convention is planned
under the sponsorship of the Lit
tle League and Babe Ruth League.
The sponsors emphasized that
any musician with a string instru
ment, not Just fiddlers, can get In
on the fun. -
A bake sale will be sponsored
Friday morning at the Children's
Shop by the St. Agnes Episcopal
Church. It has bren announced.
Wayah Bald should be show
ing off its famous cloak of flame
axalea by next week at the mid
elevations, according to Wayah
Ranger W. L Notlutein.
Cluster* of the beautiful flow
er are blooming now at the low
The week end should see trav
el heavy over the forest service
road to the mile-high bald as
nature lovers flock to see the
Mr. Nothsteln said this year's
stand is not quite up to the
quality of two years ago, but is
some better than last year.
Work To Start
On Bald Tower
Construction of the Civil
Aeronautics Administration re
mote radio unit atop Wine
Springs Bald Is now scheduled
to proceed, following a series of
delays because of the weather.
Wayah Ranger W L. Noth
steln said the road leading to
the tower site has been com
pleted by Goodlow Bowman and
Bob Sanders, local contractors,
and work on the three 60 foot
towers and small utility build
ing is expected to start imme
Ranger Nothsteln said the
road to the tower will not be
open for public use.
The unmanned radio commu
nications tower was supposed to
have been in operation several
John Killian and Bobby Poin
dexter, rising seniors at Frank
lin High School, are at the Uni
versity of North Carolina in
Chapel Hill this week as local
delegates to Boy's State.
Boy's State is sponsored an
nually by the American Legion.
The registration fees for both
delegates were paid by the local
John is the son of Dr. and
Mrs. Frank M. Killian. Bobby's
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ver
The delegates were selected
on the basis of scholastic
standing and leadership qual
Boy's State ends Sunday.
Bud Shope, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jess Shope, was scheduled
to attend, but was forced to
withdraw when he injured his
leg with a pitchfork.
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Dr. R. E McArtle, of Washing
ton, D. C , chief of the UJ5. Forest
Service, was at Coweta Hydrologic
Laboratory last Thursday, repay
ing a courtesy.
He is escorting the chief of the
German Forest Service. Mr. Mann,
on a nation-wide tour of Forest
Service lands and Coweta was a
Cr. McArtle recently toured
German forests, with Mr. Mann
as his guide.
In Dr. McArtle's party were B
Guentner, of the German con
sulate in Atlanta, James Bessey.
regional forester from Atlanta,
ar.d Joseph Pechanec. director ofl
the Southeastern Forest Experi
ment Station in Asheville.
. ? * ?
Verlon Swafford, Jimmy Conley,
and H. Bueck represented the
Franklin Lions Club at the an
nual Lions state convention this
week at Southern Pines.
Mr. Bueck, an international
counselor, was chairman of the
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A family dinner is scheduled at,
the Franklin Methodist Church
Sunday following the morning
service, it has been announced.
All members are asked to bring a
covered dish. Drinks will be pro
The Franklin Teen-age Asso
ciation will meet at the youth
center Tuesday, June 17, at 8
p. m. All adults who are Inter
ested In the young people of
Macon County are urged to at
tend this meeting.
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Clyde Sanders, local automo
bile dealer, Is reported Improv
ing after undergoing major
surgery Tuesday of last week at
Duke Hospital. Durham. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Sanders,
who plans to remain with him
for a while
? ? ?
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Proffitt
and daughters, Janet and Oall,
returned last week end from
Carolina Beach, where Mr. Prof
fitt attended the annual Agri
culture Teachers Conference.
VOTE SET JUNE 28 -
A run-off primary has been requested by James M.
(Jim) Raby, who ran a close second to G. L. Houk
in the May 31 race for representative to the General
In the three-way contest, Mr. Houk, the incumbent,
received 1,21/ votes, while Mr. Raby polled 909. The
third candidate, Weimar Jones, (jot 862.
The run-off vote is scheduled for June 28 and will
be one of several slated in the western area of the
1 Lee Barnard, chairman of the county elections
b<, d. yesterday (Wednesday) said he would place
the order this week for run-off ballots.
THEY'RE READY TO GO ?
Piece Of Equipment Holding
Up Paving Job On US 23-441
Work on the huge paving
project on US 23-441 between
Franklin and the Georgia state
line is being delayed, pending
arrival of a special piece of
electronic equipment, according
to William A. Blue, superinten
Hymn Sing Set
At First Baptist
An association-wide hymn sing
Will be held at the First Baptist
Church Sunday afternoon. June
15. at 2:30.
The hymn sing is being sponsor
ed by the associational Music
committee of the Macon Baptist
Association and will be under the
direction of Marshall Fouts. choir
director at Iotla Baptist Church
and director of music of the as
There will be several special
numbers by choirs and congrega
The public is invited.
On Cowee Sunday
The annual Gibson family re
union was held Sunday at th'
home of the Rev. C. C. Welch on
Those who attended the me^t
irg from out-of-town included Mr.
and Mis! Frank Grant and son.
Grady, of Etowah. Tenn.; Mr. and
Mrs. Lyman Dalton, Mr. and Mrs.
James Dalton and Mr. and Mrs.
John Dalton. of Greenville, S. C.:
Mr. and Mrs. Roger Dalton and
daughter, Rita, of Atlanta. Ga.:
Mr, and Mrs. Paul Gibson and
iwo daughters, of Sylva; and Mr.
and Mrs. Crawford Dalton. of
New Boys Camp
Camp Highlander for Boys, a
new venture publicized as the
highest summer camp In East
ern America, opens Its first
season next Wednesday.
Situated on top of Brush
Mountain at an altitude of 4,
200 feet, off NC 106 between
Highlands and Dlllard, Ga.. it
is owned and directed by Ben
W. Wax, a former teacher of
science and coach of football
and track at Baton Rouge High
School in Baton Rouge, la. A
graduate of Louisiana State
University, he was Southeast
ern .Collegiate Diving Champion
for two years and served as a
captain In the U. S. Army with
the 101st Airborne Division in
Europe during World War II.
For the past nine years, Mr.
Wax has owned and directed a
summer camp and boys aca
demy in Louisiana.
dent in charge of the Ballenger
Tuesday, Mr. Blue said It was
indefinite as to when the equip
ment would arrive.
Meanwhile, the company's
trucks are stockpiling gravel for
the job and workmen ar^ put
ting the finishing touches to
headquarters, mid-way between
Franklin and the state line.
The paving job, described by
state highway officials as one
of the largest ever undertaken
in Western North Carolina, con
sists of 12.53 miles of resurfac
ing with a five-inch coating,
instead of the usual three. Bal
lenger's bid for the project was
just short of a half million dol
C. P. Ballenger, president,
said the work is expected to be
completed by September 1.
Baptist Churches .
Several vacation Bible schools
are being held in churches of the
Macon Baptist Association this
About 18 of the association's
42 churches will conduct their
own schools, and others will re
ceive assistance from the associa
tion through the efforts of the
a.<sociational missionary, the Rev.
C T. Taylor, and the summer
Bible school worker. Miss Ida
The following churches are now
conducting schools: Cowee, Frank
lin First. Briartown, Rldsecrest.
Lon:'.vit'W. Newman's Chapel, Htg
donville. Iotla, and Windy Gap.
Liberty held its school last week.
I he Weather
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are recorded in PranklUi bp Ml?? Sttlaai
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Tudor N. Hall and W. G. Nawtan. TVA
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laboratory liculin m for tha 14 hour
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