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MISS THE COUNTY FAIR?
Don't (ret if you did. In this
issue THE PRESS has a
double-page spread of fair
pictures, in addition to the
ones on Page 1.
73rd Year ? No. 35
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, August 28, 1958
Price 10 Cents
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Visits Macorr County1* 'Annual Fair
Sitting Room Only At Thursday Night's Barbecue
Now You See?
Looking At Handicrafts
An "Elder Stateswomen" Inspects Booth
MANY HAVE asked why THE
PRESS (ailed to carry an account
of a recent incident that caused,
if nothing else, a lot of over-the
back-fence gossip. The reason Is
simple It was a private affair,
there were no laws broken, no
public figures were Involved. THE
PRESS prints facts, not gossip.
MACON COUNTY'S radio sta
tion. WFSC. lost its voice Monday
afternoon and didn't get back on
the air again until Wednesday.
FRANKLIN'S Back to School'
trade promotion seems to be meet
inn with success. The drawing for
the five '5i bicycles is slated for
sn NO. 2. PAGE ?
Some Boys Just Browsing
1 MUU5A1NU3 All LI>U ?
Quality Is High
At County Fair
Almost without exception, the
several thousand taking in the
three-day sixth annual Macon
County Pair last Thursday. Friday,
and Saturday were impressed by
one thing ? the quality of the in
dividual and group exhibits.
"This fair would hold Its own
anywhere," declared one spectator,
and the comments of his fellow
A COMPLETE 1. 1ST or BIB
BON wiwms at the macon
COUNTY FAIB WILL APPEAR
IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSL'E OF
THE FRANKLIN PRES8.
f3ir-?o?rs seemed to bear out his
Judges faced the difficult task
of awarding ribbons to the best
exhibits and individual entries
Thursaay morning. The faU open
ed officially in the afternoon.
Thwrt^ay right, several hun
dred paid $125 a plate for bar
becued chicken prepared by an
N. C. State College poultry special
ist. W A. Andrews. Entertainment
scheduled that night In the sta
dium was cancelled because of
8dc NO. 3. PAGE 8
4, MO ESTIMATED ?
AM County Schools Except ?
Highlands Open Wednesday
Doors swung open yesterday
(Wednesday > at _ all Macon
County schools but Highlands
and a half-day schedule is on
tap for the remainder of the
Highlands plans its opening
Supt. H. Bueck estimates en
rollment with all schools oper
ating at 4,000.
The superintendent met with
teachers. Including a number of
new ones, Tuesday morning at
Franklin High. A meeting of
the local unit of the N. C. Ed
ucation Association was held
following the teachers' meeting.
Mr. Bueck said lunchrooms
in Districts l and 2 (Franklin
and Nantahalai will not open
AGAINST ANDREWS ?
Franklin High Panthers
Open Season Here Friday
Coach Dick Stott will throw '
the wraps off his 1958-59 edi- ;
tion of the Franklin High Pan- i
thers in the high school stadium :
tomorrow (Friday) night against t
Andrews High. \
For the past two weeks, the I
Panthers have been practicing
twice daily and appear to be In t
good physical condition.
Veteran Line j
Coach Stott is opening the
season with a veteran line and
an inexperienced back field. At
ruesday morning's practice ses
sion, he said he was pleased
vlth the progress the Panthers
ire making, but he declined to
comment on how he thinks they
will stack up against Smoky
fountain Conference opposition.
There's a question mark as
?o whether Ronald Harper and
rommy Adams will be recover
;d enough from practice in
uries to open tomorrow night.
Coach Stott lists his probably
SEE NO. 4. PAGE 8
ON MACON BALD ?
C.A.A. Push Button' Radio
Unit Goes Into Operation
Starting Tuesday, with "push
button ease" pilots flying at any
altitude within 100 miles of Wine
Springs Bald in this county were
able to talk directly to the Civil
Aeronautics Administration con
troller at the Atlanta '.G. > Air
Route Traffic Control Center.
For Tuesday, the C-A.A. put
into operation on the bald a
Peripheral Air-Oround Communi
cations Station, the latest scientif
ic development in air-ground com
The station, which is unmann
ed, has been under construction
for several months. J. D. Bell has
been in charge of its installation
for the C.A.A.
One Of 256
Mr. Bell said the Wine Springs
Bald unit is one of 250 such out
lets being installed by the Civil
Aeronautics Administration to ex
tend its ability to talk directly
wih aircraft flying enroute from
point to point throughout the
United States. This will reduce
the critical communications lag
existing when messages to and
from aircraft flying overhead have
to be relayed to control centers
by other communication facilities,
Amazing as it might seem, air
space is limited. The tremendous
growth of both civil and military
aviation thorugh the years has
caused a critical shortage of avail
able air space. This is especially
Organization of a local trail
club to oversee the maintenance
of the alternate Appalachian Trail
being mapped through this area
by a Florida outdoorsman is
scheduled tonight 'Thursday in
conjunction with a meeting of
Boy Scout Troop 21 at the Presby
teria'n church at 7:30.
S. L. Cole, who has spent the
summer mapping the alternate
trail 1 see August 14 issue', hopes
to make the Boy Scouts the
nucleus o fthe trail club. However.
Mr. Cole urges all interested
adults to attend tonight s meet
He said the club's primary
function will be to repaint the
trail markers about every two
l pn ps
To Seek Approval
Meanwhile. Mr. Cole is prepar
ing data on the alternate trail for
presentation before the Appalach
ian Trail Conference that Is meet
ing Saturday. Sunday, and Mon
day at Deep OaD In Swain Coun
ty. Approval of the alternate will
rest with this body.
Yesterday, the Floridian said
"I don't know what success I'll
have'' In seeking the approval of
the alternate route at this time.
But. he Is confident the confer
tnce eventually will adopt It.
Mr. Cole, who Is a former con
ference official and past president
"f the Southern Virginia Appa
lachian Trail Club, has been as
sisted for the past everal days by
Troop 21 Scouts In marking the
trail through this county. Scouts
working with him were Dennis
Vinson. Bill Reld. Jerry Patton.
Howard Burch. Johnnq Swan, and
true in and around busy air term
inals. Constantly trying to find
better methods of conserving this
air space, and using it to peak
advantage, the Civil Aeronatutics
Administration has devised the
peripheral communication station
as an Important step forward. The
new station will do much to in
crease the capacity of the local
airways and bring about a mote
orderly flow of air traffic in the
The communications outlet; like
the other such outlets, is unmann
ed. It is complete with the best
automatic electronic equipment
available, and a quick acting
"push button" switching system
devised by CAA. engineers
especially for the peripheral sites.
By merely pushing a button, a
controller in the Atlanta Air
Route Traffic Control Center can
talk directly with the pilot of an
SEE NO 1. PAOE 4
Six Macon County students
were among the 118 who received
degrees at the Western Carolina
College summer commencement
exercises Friday. August 22.
The bachelor of science degree
was awarded to James Raymond
Cleaveland. of Highlands, with a
major in mathematics; and Mrs.
Marilyn Henson Payne, of Otto,
Those receiving the bachelor of
science in education degree were
Jimmy Long Brogden. Franklin,
physical education and social
science; Mri. Zena pearl Brogden.
Route 4. primary education; Miss
Nancy Carol Ramsey. Franklin
English and social science. Miss
Ramsey was graduated with
The master of arts in education
degree was conferred upon John
Francis. Johnson. Jr.. of Nanta
Have some clothing you don't
wear any more?
The Frank'. in Junior Woman's
Club Ls willing to take it off your
hands for its "Children's Cloth
ing Closet", a project providing
clothes for needy school children.
Club members say they'll pick
up any garments if contacted.
The woman's club has several
projects .under way at present to
raise money for the purchase of
shoes for needy children, accord
ing to the president. Mrs. Betty
Dove hunting, a sport following
by many local hunters as a "warm
up" for the bird season, will have
a split season this year.
The first opens September 6
and closes October 4: the second
December U to January IS.
Doves may be taken from 12
noon until sunset. The dally ban
limit Is 10 a day per hunter. The
possession limit is 20 birds per
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STI'DYING A MODEL plan of Civil Defense survival art (L to R) W. E. (Gene) Baldwin,
hairman of the .Macon Board of Courtly C ommisiioners, Vachel D. Whatley. of Raleigh, planning
:roup chief of the North Carolina Operational Survival Group, and Police Chief Sid Carter, Mi
mi's Civil Defense director. A session to map a survival plain foi Macon County was held in
?ranklin Tuesday night. (Staff Photo i \
Of Little League
Robert C. iBobi Carpenter
has been elected president of
the Little League in Franklin,
a post held year before last.
He succeeds Sam- Higdon, re
Also elected Friday night to
serve with Mr: Carpenter were
the Rev Donn Langfitt, vie*
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Wnnlrl fomp Hsre
president, Mr.v Joann Corbin,
secretary. Fred Vaughn, treasur
er, and J. D. Gibson, player
Among 1959 plans discussed
was one to provide separate
playing fields fof Little League
and Babe Ruth League. Both
organizations havt been using
the East Franklin f.eld this
KINDERGARTEN TO OPEN
The Franklin Kindergarten,
operated by Mrs. Pearl Hunter
in the basement of the Metho
dist church, will open Septem
ber 1 at 9 a. m.
In a shooting war. Macon r
County's Civil Defense role t
would be that of a "support I
county" with the mission of i
caring for 25.000 evacuees from
This was reveaiea hire Tues- i
day night by Vachel D. What- 1
ley. of Raleigh, planning group I
chief for the North Carolina
Operational Survival Group. '
Mr. Whatley met with Police
Chiei Sid Carter, the county's
Civil Befens. director, and oth
er representatives to begin
mapping ,?n operational survival
plan so Macon can carry out
Its assignment should war come.
A county plan, with the ap
proval of W. E. (Genei Baldwin,
chairman of the Maoon Board
Acts Of Vandalism
Franklin police are investi
gating several acts of vandal
Ism committed over the week
Chief Sid Carter reported
rear-view t.-nder jairvors on a
number of automobiles were
torn loose from automobiles
prlvafely owned and from sever
al at Eurrell Motor Company.
HOLBKOOK RITES ?
F veral services for John T
Ho:b;eck. Si-'.. 72. v. ho cied Ti
?.'l - ar ii;? home on P.oure 3. ar?
set for coclay 'Thursray1 at 11
a.m. it ti:e . Burr.ir.itjW:. Bapcist
>f County Commissioners, and
he mayors of Franklin and
Highlands, must be in Raleigh
vithin a month, Mr. Whatley
Chief Carter already has
made a number of assignments
to carry out the 17 separate
functions of a "support coun
ty" under a model county plan
outlined by Mr. Whatley. These
functions range from housing
and food to rationing and ra
The Civil Defense director
said he hopes to have Macon's
plan in shape for publication
"By publicizing It, everyone
will know what job they must
perform in the event of an at
tack on this Country," he ex
Mr. Whatley outlined the fed
eral and state Civil Defense
programs, tieing them In with
a proposed county plan.
He spoke at the weekly meet
ing of the Macon Search and
Sescu? Squad at the fire house.
Chief Carter invited a numter
jf representatives of groups to
DEFEAT WILDCATS ?
Jaybirds Ar 3 Champion j
Of Little League Seascn
In a two-game play-off last
week, the Little League Jayb'rds
emerged as the 1958 champions
by defeating the Wildcats.
Last Thursday on the East
Franklin field, the Jaybirds.
A Little League covered dish
picnic is scheduled for Sep
tember 6, at 5:30, at Ar
rowoc/u Glale. All team mem
bers, parents, and managers
are invited. The presentation
of the championship trophy
to the Jaybirds will feiture
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downed the Wildcats 2 to 1
Friday, after two and a half
innings, the game wos forte ted
to the Jaybirds because of an
managed by Jim Williamson,
ineligible Wildcat pitcher. At
the time of the for eiture. the
Jaybirds wer> leading l to 0
Members of the Jaybiids in
clude Eilly WomacK, Jack El
liott. Ben Grant. Ray Jones.
Je.ry L 'dford, Terry Maslib rn.
Eddie Fiteriian, Jerry Hedd?n.
Wavne Tallent. Gene Angel.
Horn ? Morgan. ArHnd Ev tt
Mlk" Hastings. Dennis Houston,
and Kill Penland.
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THE JAYHIKI'.s won the Little League championship in a two-^ame play-off tut week Willi
the Wildcats. The Jaybirds are <l? to R>, front row, Billy Womaek. lack Flliott, Ban Gr.iat, Ray
Jonn, Jerry U .Vord, Terry Mashburn, and F.ddle Batpman; second row. Manafer Jin WIU amaan,
Jerry Hedden, Wayne Tallent. Gene Angel. Homer Mori in. \rland Evllt, Mike Hutlnp. Dennis
Houston, and Billy Penland. (Staff Photoi