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73rd Year ? No. 26
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, June 26, 19S8
Price 10 Cents
WAYAH BALD'S colorful stand
of flame azalea has passed Its
peak now. but some pretty clumps
can still be seen In some spots.
Wonder how many thousands
viewed the beautiful spectacle?
MRS. LILLIAN Hlrt, Western
Carolina College's public relations
director, was here Saturday on a
scouting trip of the Cowee Ruby
Mines. She plans to bring a group
of writers here for some digging
in August and Just wanted to get
the lay of the land in advance.
Mrs. Hlrt wrote the excellent fea
ture article on Mrs. Mary Sum
mer Norman, which appeared in
last week's Issue of The Press.
MERCHANTS seemed to be
highly pleased with the success
of Friday's "Sidewalk Carnival"
and shoppers were equally delight
ed with some of the bargains of
fered. Several merchants contin
ued their bargain tables the next
DID YOU KNOW several report
ers In Raleigh collected a lot of
Judge George B. Patton's humor
ous stories while he did his stint
in the Capital City as attorney
general? There's talk they plan
to publish some of them.
WINSTON BAUGHN has sever
ed his Chevvy connections with
Burrell's here and is now working
in Sylva. He'll be moving his fam
ily there before long.
A 16-YEAR-OLD girl from Bar
wick. Ga? Mary Landrum, found
a 60-carat ruby at Holbrooks No
2 Sunday afternoon. And if you're
looking for a twist to the story,
you won't be disappointed. She
was preparing to leave and hap
pened to spot the large stone in
a pile of gravel that supposedly
had already been washed and
BETTER MARK the Fourth of
July on your calendar ,right now.
And plan to spend it in Franklin.
The Jaycees promise you a day
and night of festivities the like3
of which hasn't been seen here in
many a moon.
THE SWIMMING pool at the
Franklin Lodge and Golf Course
is attracting large numbers from
outside the county. This serves to
point up the need for more recre
ational facilities all over Western
DEPRESSION TALK hasn't
seemed to bother Franklin's mer
chants. And their business-as-usu
al attitude seems to have been
the right approach to the problem.
A COUPLE OF years back, Bob
Cox, of Chapel Hill, then presi
dent of the N. C. Junior Chamber
of Commerce, made quite a hit
locally as guest speaker at two
functions, one a gathering of ed
ucators of the area. Last week
this same young man brought
new honor to North Carolina by
being elected president of the
United States Junior Chamber of
AT GIRLS' STATE, Dwain
Horsley was in the thick of pol
iticking. She was campaign man
ager for Jean Cochrane, a Garn
er girl was was elected secretary
of state. Dwain also was manager
of her precinct for the election.
ANOTHER MACON 4-H clubber
did some good camping at Camp
Schaub last week. Ann Maddox,
of Cartoogechaye, was picked as
the best camper of her group.
THE INDIAN Mound seems to
have received one of those "Mo
hawk haircuts"; a heavy cut
around the edges and nothing off
WHEN A MARYLAND 4-H dairy
judging team represents the Unit
ed States in international compe
tition in Bristol, England, July 2
standing proudly by will be Mr.
and Mrs. Gist Welling, of Adelphi,
Md. Mrs. Welling is the grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
F. Cunningham, of Route 1. Her
husband is an assistant county
agent. The Welling's children are
visiting here while their parents
All -Stars Picked
A Little League All-Star Team
has been selected to play Canton
Team members Include Bobby
Dalton, Hugh Franklin, Alex Cor
bln, Jimmy Taylor, Donald Fisher,
Jim Simpson, Oene Young, How
ard Johnson, Gerald Holland, Lar
ry Cloer, Robbie Olbson, Regan
Amnions, ^rland Evltt, Oene Ang
el, and Terry Mashburn.
Orady Corbln Is manager of the
All-Stars and the Rev. Donn
Langfitt Is his assistant.
Win District Award
HIGHLANDS ? The Lions club
here Is one of four clubs In Dis
trict 31-A winning attendance
awards for the club year ending
July 1, according to Oov. Wil
liam A. Hart, of Weaverville.
The other three were Candler,
Weaverville, and Hendersonville.
Only 6 Miles to the Famed
COWEE RUBY MINES
PIG YOUR OWN GEMS?
" . . ""
A RUBY On The Finder Of The SMOKIES
Here's * reproduction of the 'Welcome To Franklin' packet, which will contain gift certificates (left) far free merchandise
and chamber of commerce literature.
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WELCOME to FJRANKLIN, N. C.
FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE
PRESENTATION OF THIS CERTIFICATE ENTITLES YOU
?, 70 - ? -
A MEMBER OF THE "WELCOME TO FRANKUm CLUB
A RUBY On The Finger Of The SMOKIES
Family To Arrive
In Town Friday
Dr. Burton Blaksley (Pat)
Barmore, of Augusta, Ga., will
join the staff of Angel Hospital
in Franklin tomorrow (Friday),
specializing in pediatrics.
A native of Cornelia, Ga., Dr.
Barmore received his A. B. de
gree from Mercer University in
1949, and his M. D. degree from
the University of Georgia Med
ical College in 1953. He interned
at the Macon (Ga.) Hospital
from 1953-54 and then joined
the U. 8. Air Force. Dr. Bar
more received his discharge in
1956 and then served residency
in pediatrics at University Hos
pital and Talmadge Memorial
Hospital In Augusta. While serv
ing residency in pediatrics, he
did special work in diseases of
babies resulting from incom
patabillty of blood (where the
mother's RH factor Is negative
and the father's positive).
Dr. Barmore is a member of
the Theta Kappa Psl and Alpha
SEE NO a, PAGE 8
Let's get out of here," declar
ed the harassed woman, grab
bing a female-type offspring by
the hand. "I'm reeling!"
Hat askew, she and the child
disappeared into the crowd that
packed Franklin last Friday for
the annual trade promotion,
"Sidewalk Carnival". Her shop
ping bag looped over one arm
was packed with items.
Not all of the estimated 2,500
taking in "Sidewalk Carnival"
ended up reeling as she did, but
most of them left town, as she
did, satisfied with the bargains
merchants had heaped on tables
outsid/e their stores.
With just an hour ?one, one
smiling merchant reported he'd
already topped any prior Friday
All day shoppers picked over
the bargain tables while mer
chants brought assorted mer
The weather cooperated. It
was warm and sunny most of
And beaming like the weath
er was Sam Gibson, chairman
of the promotion.
"It beats anything we've had
so far." he declared.
Several Now In
The Smoky Mountain Cloggers,
Macon County's square dancing
stars of the Ed Sullivan show,
will take the spotlight during
night activities at Franklin's an
nual Fourth of July celebration.
Arrangements to obtain the
team for an appearance (free for
"home folks", of course) were
closed this week by the Franklin
Jaycees, who are sponsoring the
Also on hand to play for the
Cloggers and for free square danc
ing will be the string band that
appeared with the team on the
Sullivan show in March. Featured
with the band are Jimmy Luns
ford, Asheville fiddler, and Harry
Roberson, bass player fro.pi Dil
lard, Ga., Route 1.
Meanwhile, tne many features
cf the Fourth celebration are be
ing whipped into shape by Jaycee
Roy M, Biddle, Jr.. who has
charge of the "Miss Fourth of
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
CHURCH HAS GROWN -
Pine Grove History Recalled
By LAWRENCE WOOD
Though there were many miles
to walk or ride horses, the early
settlers went to the old Buck
It stood about where the Frank
lin-Highlands highway runs in
front of the old Isaac Peek home.
About 75 years ago, a group of
members from Pine Drove decid
ed they should have a church clos
er home. They saw John Corbtn
and he gave them land for a
church. The Pine Grove Baptist
Church was then organized with
the Rev. David Vinson as pastor.
First deacons were Z. I. Peek.
Dave McCoy, 'Tom Dills, Andy
Evans, and Calhoun Henderson.
Twice A Day
Communion service was held in
the month of May. And. in the
old days, revival meetings were
Pine Grove Baptist Church
held in August after all the crops
had been laid by, so the people
could attend twice a day. As at
all the old time revivals, there
was much shouting and testify
ing. There also used to be all-day
singing and dinner on the ground
at the church.
Some of the old members still
attend church, like "Aunt Isa
belle" Holland, who supplied in
formation for portions of this
Three generations of the Vin
son family have served as pasto.
of the church, David, Tom, and
James I. Vinson.
In 1932. the old church burned.
But, the people saw the need for
a place to worship, so they had
services In the schoolhouse until
a new church could be built.
That Is the present church,
which was started In July. 1932
The following were on the build
ing committee: W M. Holland.
John Dills. Charlie Henderson. W
T. Tllson, and John Keener.
Although the building wasn't
finished, the assodatlonal meet
ing was held there In August,
At present, the church has
about 125 resident members Dea
cons are W. T. Tllson. Briscoe
Dills, Oeorge Keener, and Raleigh
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 8
SLATED NEXT WEEK ?
Franklin Chamber To Unveil
Tourist Welcome Promotion
"Welcome to Franklin", the new
project of the Franklin Chamber
of Commerce, is to be kicked off
tine day next week.
It will work this way:
One day in each week during
the summer, volunteers will stop
out-of-state automobiles and offi
cially welcome its occupants to
Franklin. A packet of chamber of
commerce literature, including a
number of valuable gift certifi
cates from local merchants, will
be presented the driver of each
automobile (not each passenger).
Donated by the merchants to the
"Welcome to Franklin" project,
the certificates might, for ex
ample, entitle the bearer to a free
cup of coffee, a free movie, a free
ice cream cone, or a day's free
digging for rubies in Cowee Val
ley. Also included in the packet
will be Franklin's new fact sheet,
a nutshell encyclopedia of what to
see and where to go in this area.
The gesture of friendship
through the gift certificates will
serve to boost the business of
25 Finish First
Aid Course Here
Twenty-Jive persons have com
pleted the standard American
Red CroSs first aid course under
the sponsorship of the widely-or
ganized Macon Search and Res
cue Squa '-on.
Mac 'Ray Whitaker and A. C.
Tysinger instructed the 12-hour
Most of the 25 are members of
the rescue squadron. The course
was open to any on a interested.
Those completing the course in
clude Prank Jones. Winnie L.
Gregory, Frank Dean, Jay Hous
ton, Kenneth E. Jones, James E.
Tysinger, Robert F. Tysinger. Bill
Plyler, Charles Keener, Charles
N. Wooten, Howard Patton. Sid
M. Carter. James Mann, John L.
Wiggins. J. W, Rankin, Steve Mc
Connell, Jackie Dockery, Earl
Slagle. J Fred Cunningham, Har
vey Price, Lucille Phillips, Wil
liam Phillips, E. L. Hyde. William
Plyler. and Neville Buchanan.
Later, an advanced course will
be sponsored by the rescue squad
ron and as soon as it is completed
another standard course will be
started. Mr. Tysinger said this
J. W. (Red ) Smith, former Duke
University football star and per
sonnel supervisor for the Frank
lin Hosiery Plant for a year and
a half, has been promoted to
Mooresville Mills, a member plant
of Burlington Industries. !\flr.
Smith will leave tomorrow ( Fri
day K His successor here is Earl
Adams, who has been with the
Wadesboro plant. He will arrive
here tomorrow and will occupy
the Sanders house on First Street
feeing vacated by Mr. Smith and
those making the gifts, since other
purchases will be made by the
other passengers in the automo
"This is not a gimmick design
ed entirely to boost our tourist
business", according to the cham
ber president. Dr. G. R. McS.ween.
"We feel if we can get tourists to
stop and take advantage of the
gifts offered in the packets, our
merchants will help sell Franklin
as a friendly town and the tour
ists will decide to stay here for
their vacations instead of driving
on to some other town."
Heart Is Greeting
Dr. RJcSween emphasized that
the heart of the entire project is
the manner in which the individu
al merchants greet the visitors.
"If a merchant feels he's mak
ing. a handout, in all fairness, he
should not participate in the proj
ect since it will jeapordize the
whole undertaking. On the other
hand, if a merchant feels he can
take time out from his busy work
schedule to be friendly and cordial
to those presenting certificates
we've immediately made them
think, 'What a friendly place
Franklin really is . . . why don't
we stop overnight Instead of go
ing on as we planned.' "
The chairman of the project,
Sam Gibson, this week is ap
proaching merchants and invit
ing them to offer small gifts.
"We don't want big things," he
explained. "Just something as a
token of friendship . . . a penny
balloon, or a free ice cream cone,
things like that."
The outside packet isee illustra
tions) is red. white, and blue and
features Franklin's new slogan,
"A Ruby On The Finger Of The
Although only 20 miles apart.
Franklin and Highlands were
like different worlds Sunday.
At the bottom of the moun
tain, Franklin was partly cloudy
Highlands, the "Highest In
corporated Town in Eastern
America", was "socked in", its
head in a thick cloud bank, vis
ibility almost zero. Cars moved
slowly through the cloud bank,
headlights burning. Activity was
damp, to say the least. And it
was that way all day long.
For Boy Scouts
An auction sale is slated Satur
day at 10 a. m. on the square in
Franklin to raise money for the
It is being sponsored by the Ro
tary and Lions clubs and the
B. L. McGlamery will be auc
Dates Are Set
Dates for the annual Macon
County, Folk Festival have been
set for July 31 and August 1 and
Sponsored by the Franklin Jay
cees, the festival features "home
grown talent". It annually attracts
thousands of locals and tourists.
The fifth Sunday singing con
vention will be held at the court
house Sunday, beginning at 10 <
REPRESENTATIVE RUN OFF -
To Polls Saturday
For the second time within a
month, voters will go to the polls
It's a runoff primary this time
between two Democrats seeking
their party's nomination to the
state house of representative, in
cumbent G. L. Houk and James
M. i Jim> Raby. who ran a close
second to his opponent in a three
way contest In the May 31 pri
mary and soon after asked for a
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.
m. to 6:30 p. m.
Since only two candidates are
involved, the count-out Saturday
night is not expected to take very
long and Democrats should know
before bedtime which has the
Macon County is one of several
in the western area holding a sec
ond primary. ?
In the first primary. Mr. Houk
polled 1,217 to Mr. Raby's 909.
The third man in the race. Weim
ar Jones, received 862.
OFFICIAL MACON COUNTY ?
Second Democratic Primary Ballot
Fnr Member of
State House of Representatives
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crass OO niaxjfc to the square at the left of
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State House of Representative*
fVote for One)
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FOR THE NEXT WEEK ?
Dedication And Meetings
Set By Biological Station
HIGHLANDS? Busy days ai
ahead Friday, Saturday, and Sun
day far the Highland- Bijipgica.
Tomorrow .( Friday > . at the mu
seum building at 8 p. m? Dr. Stan
ley A. Cain, professor of botany
at the University of Michigan,
will deliver a lecture. "The Role
of the Biological Station"; Satur
day the annual meetings of the
board of managers and the board
of trustees are scheduled; and
Sunday afternoon dedication cere
monies for the station's new build
ings will be held, followed by a
general membership meeting.
Also, a tour of the station for
the general public is slated from
2:30 to 3:30 Sunday.
Friday's lecturer. Dr. Cain, was
a Guggenheim Fellow in 1940-41
and a scholar of the New York
Botanical Garden in 1941. He has
served on the editorial board of
the Ecological Society of America
and is an authority on the vegeta
tion of the Great Smoky Moun
tains. Dr. Cain's fields of research
are ecology, phytogeography. and
Verlon Swafford. well-known
merchant, was Installed Monday
night as president of the Frank
lin Lions Club by H. Bueck. of
Kranklln, international counsellor.
Dthen* serving with Mr. ^wafford
ire Harry C. Corbin, 1st vlce-presl
lent; J. W. Goodwin. 2nd Tire
president: B. B. Scott, brd vice
president: James D. Conley. secre
tary; J. C. Crisp, treasurer; R. R.
Cunningham, tail twister; and Dr.
I. L. Hill, Jr.. Lien tamer. Direct
ors serving two years are Mae Ray
Whltaker and B. L. McGlamery.
I hytosociolugj' tie Ki- utlished
widely in sc'e 'U'ic J:n:vals and
is luthor of t r.e bo.< ' Founa
tic.io of Plant Geography He re
ceived his B. S. degree from But
ler University and his M.S. and
Ph. D. degrees from the Univer
sity of Chicago.
At 9.30 a. m., the annual meet
ing of the board of managers is
set. Those expected to attend in
clude Miss Thelma Howell, exe
cutive director and chairman: J.
J. Fiiauf, of Vanderbilt University.
SEE NO 4, PAGE 8
Noah Gibson Charged
With Stabbing Cog gins
Noah Gibson, about 70. was
charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon on his granddaughter's
husband. Junior Cogg.ns, follow
ing a fight Saturday night at the
Gibson home In the Ridaecrest
Mr Coggins. about 21. was al
legedly stabbed three times with
a knife by Mr. Gibson, according
to Chief Deputy Newell Pender
grass. He is hospitalized at Angel
Mr. Gibson is in the county Jail.
Deputy Pendergrass said the
stabbing apparently was the out
come of a "family squabble".
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