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73rd Year ? No. 27
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, July 3, 1958 I
Pricc 10 Cents
JOE HENRY is building a road
side building on the Highlands
highway. Says he's going to sell
some of his handmade furniture
"and anything else I can" In it.
A DEAL 18 brewing between
Jim Brinkman and Sam Gibson
and Hall Callahan for the build
ing just vacated by the Dixie
Orill. Mr. Brinkman plans to move
his gem and rock shop Into th?
building and will add other fea
tures to attract rockhounds.
WHAT'S THIS we hear about
some fellow going to put In a pony
ring? Should go over during the
tourist season, 'cause most of the
visiting automobiles are packed
.to the gills with youngsters.
THAT'S A BULK storage plant
going up behind Manson Stiles'
filling station near tfie river
ARE YOU supporting the Frank
lin All-Stars by turning out and
watching their games? The All
Stars are playing good ball and
it'll be worth your while to sit
down and watch their approach
to the old American pasttime.
THE TOWN HAD a little water
trouble Tuesday morning near the
east foot of Palmer Street. A
water main was leaking. It's okay
GOVERNOR HODGES will be
ambling over the area next week.
He'll be in Swain County on the
9th for a seven-county chamber of
commerce gathering and in Bre
vard on the 11th for the dedica
tion of the new DuPont plant
DOGWOOD TREES, the sale
of. naturally might make a prof
itable project for some civic or
service group in town and at the
same time would help beautify
IK) N'T FORGET to spend your
Fourth of July in Franklin. The
Jaycees are promising to have the
"biggest and best" Fourth cele
bration in history. Yawl cum and
bring yorn! f
THOSE BANNERS erected by
the chamber of commerce acros3
Main and Palmer add a lot to
Franklin friendliness, don't you
TOURISTS ARE beginning to
pour over our highways once
again and restaurants and motels
report business is lively. Last
week's story in THE PRESS on
"Rubies. Rest, and Recreation"
met with good response. Those of
you who deal with tourists and
need extra copies may find 'em at
our Palmer Street office.
THESE COLD nights we've been
having sure don't seem much like
summer, do they? A fellow up
town the other day flatly said we
just haven't had a summer as yet.
Nolens Are Honored
At F.' F. A. Gathering
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nolen and
daughter, Carolyn Lee, spent Fri
day in Raleigh where they at
tended a special meeting for par
ents of state officers In the F.F.A.
and were presented an award of
appreciation honoring their son.
Frank, who served as state treas
urer last year.
Frank had gone to Raleigh
earlier in the week to be present
for the other meetings of the
Mr. and Mrs. Nolen returned
home by way of Charlotte, wherq
they visited their daughter. Mis,
Motel To Cabes
Wayah View Motel in East
Franklin is under new ownership.
Mr and Mrs. Paul Carpenter,
who have operated the court since
August. 1953, have sold to Mr. and
Mrs. Fred D. Cabe.
Stamps on the deed filed in the
register of deeds office Indicate
the sale involved about $34,500.
Group To Plan
An organization to set up a dis
aster program in Macon County
has been formed under the local
chapter of American R,ed Cross.
. Roy Fouts is cnairman of the
group, which was organized Wed
nesday night of last week with
the assistance of Miss Helen
Stacy, who is with the area Red
Cross office in Atlanta. Dr. W. E.
Purr is vice-chairman.
Committee chairmen named In
clude John J. Wrinn. survey; Mrs.
John Murray, food; E. O. Craw
ford. shelter; Miss Kate JuBobs,
clothing: Dr. Harry Price, medic
al: Mrs Russell Cabe, nursing:
Mi's John Crawford, family serv
ice: find Frank Dean, communica
A committee to work In the
Highlands area is to be appointed
FOR ANNUAL SERIES ?
Austin, Former Bill Graham
Team Member, To Preach
Macon County's annual Inter
denominational evangelistic series
is scheduled to open Sunday night.
July 6. at Angel ( Friendship >
Tabernacle in Franklin.
Quest evangelist will be Don
Austin, of High Point, a business
man and lay-evangelist who form
erly was associated with Billy
Services will be held nightly
through the 18th at 8 o'clock. The
series is being sponsored by tho
Macon County Ministerial Associ
ation and persons of all faiths
are invited to attend and hear
"The guest evangelist is a vice
president of Carson's of High
Point, a furniture manufacturing
concern. His work with the com
pany centers principally on evan
IN GARDEN CONTEST ?
Enloe Brothers Battle
It Out For 4-H Honors
Brothers. Robert and Charlie
Enloe, battled It out for top hon
ors in the annual 4-H Garden
Each had his own garden
Judges were unable to decide
which was the best so they resolv
ed the issue by declaring a tie for
first place between the boys, who
are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Enloe. of the Cartoogechaye com
tie also was announced for
second place. This was between
David Corbin, of Higdonville, and
Frances Taylor, of Holly Springs.
Third place went to Richard Hoi
land, of Cullasaja.
A $50 incentive awai'd was won
by the Cullasaja community for
its work with 4-H gardens. The
judges, who were not disclosed,
said this community topped all
others in quality of gardens. The
award will be made in the fall, at
the end of the rural development
A total of 33 gardens were en
tered by 4-H clubbers in the con
test. The judges spent two days,
last Thursday and Friday, visit
JAYCEES IN CHARGE ?
Field Events, Beauty Contest
Dancing, To Feature Fourth
Field events, a ball game, free
square dancing, and a beauty
contest are just a few of the many
features being planned In Frank
lin for the Fourth of July. *
Under the sponsorship of the
Franklin Jaycees, the county-wide
celebration will open tomorrow
(Friday) morning at 11 o'clock
with field events for men, women,
and children. Silver dollars will
be awarded the winners. The
events will be held on the* west
side of the courthouse
The traditional greasy pole ,1s
slated for the morning as a chal
lenge to the more agile celebrants
of Independence Day.
C. D. Corbin is in charge of the
Free Ball Game
At 2 o'clock on the East Frank
lin diamond, the Franklin All
Stars will play Cullowhe?
The game will be flee. However,
donations will be received to sup
port the All-Stars.
With all proceeds earmarked to
help finance another tennis court
TEEN AGE PARTY
A party the night of the
Fourth will be held at the
Franklin Teen Center under the
town hall. A balloon dance for
couples will be featured, along
with refreshments. The fun will
start at 8.
at the new Franklin Memorial
Park, the Jaycees plan to set up
an outdoor Bingo table as a fund
raising venture at the celebration.
The game will be set up at the
rear of the Courthouse. Charles
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 12
DOWNS INCUMBENT IN VERY LIGHT VOTING ?
Raby Defeats Houk In Run-Off Primary Saturday
To Be Presented
By Drama Group
As its first production of the
1958 season. Highlands Commun
ity Theatre will present Noel Cow
ard's witty play, "Blithe Spirit",
for three nights. July 9-10-11, at
the Little Theatre on the old
Curtain time nightly will be
In the cast are Henriette Raoul.
Peggy DuPree, Judy Oudshoff.
Wynn Goode, Jim Hines. Ann
Rhodes, and Jack Wilcox.
Directing the Highlands produc
tions this year is Lee Kahn, a na
tive of Rayr.e, La. He received his
B. A. Degree from Tulane Univer
sity and in January will receive
his master's in fine arts from that
university. His training includes
directing, scenic design, acting,
and all technical aspects of the
theatre. Mr. Kahn and his wife.
Betty, a native of Little Rock.
Ark., are spending the summer at
the Haynes Cottage on the Wal
Casting for the next production,
Tennessee Williams'. "The Glass
Menagerie". started yesterday
5 4-H Clubbers
A 4-H sheep program has been
launched in Macon County.
Five 4-H clubbers are entering
the demonstration flock project.
They are Max Morgan, son of
Mr. and Mi's. Wallace Morgan;
Harrell Shuler, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Don Shuler: Tommy Sherrill,
son of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Sher
rill; and Patsy and Linda Gibson,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wood
Their flocks are of 10 ewes and
will be managed according to N
C. Extension Service recommenda
tions. Records will be kept on the
flocks for 4-H and public use.
Sponsoring the program are E
J. Whitmire. Woodrow Gibson, and
The Bank of Franklin.
GIVE A HAND, PLEASE -
Help Wanted: Volunteers
Report To Park- Saturday
HELP WANTED: About 25
men wllli- s to pitch in for the
next two Saturday afternoons
and help finish up the Frank
lin Memorial Park. Apply to
John Bulgin, president of the
North Franklin Development
Club, or report to the park Sat
urday ready to work.
Advertisement? No, not exactly.
It's a plea from members of a
community improvement club for
volunteers to help them get the
park into shape for use by the
It's a big Job. And, it'll take
plenty of elbow grease to see it to
"We can do it, though," says
Mr. Bulgin, "if Just a handful of
men will come out the next two
Saturday afternoons and give us
Immediate things to be done in
clude erection of a backstop for
the tennis court 'see picture > and
the marking off of playing courts
for shuffle board and tennis.
Started a couple of years back,
progress on the memorial park has
been slow but sleady. In addition
to the three playing courts, facil
ities now include swings, a merry
go-round, horsesho s, and four
block fireplaces for picnicking.
All have been put to use in re
Future jobs at the park will be
graveling the parking lot; con
struction of more fireplaces: pour
ing of another concrete tennis
court; and construction of a shelt
er to house equipment. At pres
ent, the shuffleboard equipment
is kept at Mr. Bulgin's home near
Paul Kinsland has been hired
by the club for the summer to
keep the park mowed.
x "All we need are two pretty Sat
urday afternoons and some willing
labor." Mr. Bulgin declared yes
Pictured above is a portion of the Franklin Memorial Park, including the two shuffle board
courts (foreground) and the tennis court (background). The poles at the tennis court have been
erected for a backstop. If volunteers will turn out and' help the next two Saturdays, the park fa
cilities will be ready for use. (Staff Photo)
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AT RALEIGH EVENT ?
F. F. A. Team Places Third;
Fouts Is State Treasurer
A state office and $290 in prize
money were copped by the Frann
lin chapter of Future Farmers of
America in Raleigh last week dur
ing the annual F. F. A. conven
Bill Fouts, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Fouts and a N. C. State
College student, was elected state
secretary. This is the second year
a local F. F. A. boy has held a
state office. Frank Nolen served
as treasurer last year.
In state competition, the local
chapter's parliamentary procedure
team placed third and received
$100. The team members are John
Killian. Bud Shope, Perry Wig
gins. Ronald Harper. Riley Henry,
and Joe Morgan.
A bull owned by the chapter
placed fifth in the state-wide
breeding program and for this
achievement the chapter received
$50 Another $50 was presented
the chapter for placing second in
the district in cooperative activ
Wayne Proffitt, vocational agri
culture teacher, accompanied the
F. F. A, team on the trip,
the string band that accompanied
the dance team to New York for
Will Be Adopted
Monday At Meet
A county budget for 1958-59 is
expected to be adopted Monday
by the board of county .commis
Lake V. Shope, secretary to the
board, said some work still is be
ing done on the new budget, bu:
that it should be, ready for ap
proval or disapproval when the
While a total figure was un
available, Mr. Shope estimated
the budget will be about $10.C00
higher than last year. The 1957-58
budget was $553,982, with- $253.
500 coming from the county and
the rest from state, federal, forest
reserve, and intangible tax sources.
At their last meeting, the com
missioners adopted a lO-cent tax
rate increase, upping the rate per
hundred from $1.50 to $1 60. The
entire raise was earmarked for the
To Bs Drawn
Jurors for the July-August term
jf Superior Court here will be
drawn Monday morning during the
regular session of the board of
The one-week mixed term 'crim
inal and civil actions* opens July
28 with Judge J. C. Farthing, of
Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn, clerk of
court, this week said the criminal
docket for the short term would
be "very light".
Dr. Morgan Will
Speak At Meeting
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, of
Franklin, will be among speakers
appearing Sunday at the Kanugn
Conference Center in Henderson
ville for the 31st annual Adult
Several lay people from the
Episcopal church here are expect
ed to attend the conference with
James C. Potts
Service In Navy
Jsmes p. Potts, hospitalmah
third class, recently was dis
charged from the U.S. Navy in
San Francisco, Calif., following a
tour of duty at the U.S. Naval
Hospital at Yokosuka. Japan.
At present, he and his wife are
living In Pomona., Calif., where
he is employed by the Pomona
Valley Community Hospital
Mr. Potts is the son of Mrs.
Iva Lee Potts, of Franklin.'
... State Officer
the Sullivan appearance, The
band will feature Jimmy Luhs
ford, of AsheviHe. on the fiddle
and Harry Roberson, of th s coun
ty, on the bass.
Sales Tax Shows
Here In May
Gross sales and use tax col
lections in Macon County dropped
slightly in May. but still topped
Compared with May. 1957. col
lections were off $240 28; from
$11,267.57 to $11,027.29.
May collections this year, how
ever, were up $885.42 over those
of April ? from $10,141.87 to
The figures are taken from The
Retailer, monthly publication of
the N. C. Merchants Association
Agent At State
Assistant County Agent J. Ken
neth Perry is attending extension
summer school at N. C. State Col
lege on a Surtman Foundation
The special school i$ being con-,
ducted June 30 through July 18.
Surtman Foundation Scholar
ships are awarded to extension
service workers for study each
year on the basis of merit.
HONORED AT EVENTS ?
Sunday Was A Day Filled
With Surprises For Regers
Sunday was a day full of sur
prises for Mr. and Mrs William
The first surprise cams for th ?
couple Sunday at noon when a
group of friends honored the"! or.
their 50th wedding anniversary
at a dinner at Trimont Inn. An
other surprise followed latjr in
the afternoon when Mr. and M.'.:.
Leon Spurkman feted the ccuple
with a reception at their home.
Married June 30. 1908. in Wiiite
house. N. J., the Kegels moved
here from Florida about four yjars
ago. They have a home , on the
Patton Road. Mr. Reger is a re
tired building materials r.ian
Prior to moving to Florida, h"
was in business in New Jersey.
At the Trimont Inn dinner,
friends ribbed t^= ccuplt a'jout
their 50 years of married life.
"What's your pet p.e'e. iLliza
beth?" asked Harry Davis.
"Him!" Mrs. Roger . laughed,
pointing to her husbar.d at the
other end of the dinner ta'ole.
"Did you have any idea 50 years
ago you'd end up in Franklin?"
"Fifty years ago. ...r. .teger
answered. "We had no idea five
The Regers learned tf Macon
County through an advertisement
in a Florida newspaper.
Attending the dinner were Mr.
and Mrs. Sparkman, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Davis. Mr. and Mrs. Grover
Shaefer. Mr. and Mrs. Jason
Hailey. and Mr and Mrs. P. M.
Tickets to the Cherokee Indian
drama. "Unto These Hills", are
selling faster locally than ever b-'
fore for this time of the year, ac
cording to the executive secretary
of the chamber of commerce. Mis
Lasca E. Horsley
Advance tickets for the drarr.a.
which opened Tuesday night oi
last week, may be obtained from
Mrs. Horsley at the information
booth on Main Street.
She also is selling tickets to the
Oberammergau Passion Play,
which is being presented nigiitly
in Hendersonville through Septem
The chamber receives a percent
age for handling the tickets to
both. Mrs. Horsley explained.
Mr. And Mr*. Reger
By 89 votes. James M. (Jim)
Raby defeated incumbent Ouy L.
Houk for the Democratic nomina
tion as county representative to
the General Assembly in a run-off
Mr. Raby received 933 votes and
Mr. Houk got 844.
The total vote cast (1,777) was
light, when compared with the
. . . Wins Nomination
2.999 cast in the May 31 primary
when Mr. Houk. two-time represen
tative. failed to receive a major
ity in a three-way battle and pav
ed the way for a run-off.
In receiving his party's nomi
nation. Mr. Raby carried 11 of
the 15 precincts, losing only in
Franklin, lotla. Smith's Bridge,
Mr. Raby. who served two terms
as an assistant serge&nt-at-arms
in the General Assembly, will face
the Republican nominee in the
November general election.
Thomas W. Patton
Dies In Hospital
Thomas Watson Patton, 66,
died Friday morning in the hos
pital in Thomasville.
A farmer, he was the son of
the late William and Mrs. Eliza
beth Ledford Patton.
Funeral services for Mr. Patton
were conducted Sunday afternoon
at the Patton Chapel Methodist
Church here by the Rev. James
Sanders and the Rev. Claude Led
ford. Burial was in the church
Mr. Patton is survived by a son.
Lester Patton. of Thomasville.; a
half-brother. Claude, of Franklin:
a half-sister, Mrs. Paul Ledford.
cf Frar.'.rMn: and three grandchil
rallb??>xers were Bud McCotv
nell. Edward Bingham. Anis Cabe.
Bud Ledford. and Joe and Carey
Bryant Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Apology To Noah Gibson
In the June 2fi. 1658. issue of
1 The Franklin Press and Highlands
M?c?nian th<? p-per T>b"?hed an
? article on page 1 under the head
line. "Noah Gibson Charged With
Stabbing Coggins". In this article
t was erroneously stated. "Mr.
Gibson is in the county jai!."
This statement was in error, as
Mr. Gibson was not put In jail,
hut was released on his own rec
ognizance. The error is regretted
by the management of the paper.
The statement that Mr. Gibson
was in jail is retracted and the
paper apologizes tQ Mr. Gibson for
rh* ?^k'i tamp*r*turM and rainfall
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