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73rd Year ? No. 41
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 9, 1955
Friee l'l Crrif
W. W. REEVES is building a
large one-story building on De
pot, Street next to his ware
house. Won't say whether he's
going to move his Main Street
hardware store into it or not;
just, "I'm building a warehouse
IF YOU'RE wondering why a
lot of grownups are limping and
moaning about, it's hot the
weather but those blasted hula
hoops. Seems it's a real chal
lenge to hip one of the things
JUST FOR the record, it has
rained for the past five years
at the Franklin-Sylva football
game. There should be some
special citations for fans who
have waded in the mud at, all
WORLD SERIES play sure
setmed to bring a lot of inter
ruptions in business. More men
"forgot" things they had left
at home, etc. '
SQUIRREL hunting Is reports
ed tops so far. And, hunters
relate seeing more grouse signs
this year than ever before.
THE JAYCEES plan to give
an award to the county's "Out
standing Young Farmer of the
Year". If you know of some de
serving young farmer don't hes
itate to nominate him.
A NEW ROOF is being put on
the Bank of Franklin building
and Mrs. Wilson's boy, Alfred,
is constructing a metal build
ing between Belk's and Macon
County Supply, after being stop
ped with a frame one b ecatise
of fire zone regulations.
IS THERE any business in
Franklin NOT selling those hula
hoops? They're all over the
'PROP WASH', the publication
of the Florida Air Pilots Asso
ciation was devoted almost ex
clusively this month to the
"Pilots Ruby Rendezvous" here.
A lot of pictures and plenty of
words, most in praise of the
area and its people.
HIKING TRIPS are now be
ing sponsored by the new High
land Trail Club. An excursion
for minerals is slated soon, in
addition to several others, as
long as the weather permits.
Suggestion: Offer them again
next tourist season and put the
emphasis on visitors.
FRANKLIN HIGH'S jayvees
now have four victories for the
foothall season and are gaining
valuable experience. Drop out
to the field and give them your
support when they play here.
Watting to see and/or photo
graph fall colors?
The week end of the 18th
and 19th should see the moun
tains, at all elevations, ablate
with the reds, yellows, browns,
and greens that each fall at
tract thousands of sightseers.
This coming week end, at the
mid -elevations, color should be
good with beech, maple, fire
cherry, black gum, sourwood,
Scouts To Give
Out CD Booklets
Saturday. "Civil Defense Day",
will find Boy Scouts and Cubs of
Macon County doing some planned
As a climax to the 1958 Na
tional Safety Good Turn, they'll
distribute a booklet. "Handbook
for Emergencies", to homes over
Scouts leaders plan to work the
distribution door-to-door and also
through organized community
I lappy Faces . . . What
Are They Doing?
See Page 1, Second
1 U 1 Ui1. E,ni>, riitUMiii i WW HJ. -VII 1?1W ...avcu a. avwauj u.iu o?vu u .v?. -
add to the dampness, Fr'dliy night in Sylva whi e the Panthers went down ;in soggy defeat, 36 V
0. Scarves, umbrellas, old newspapers ? in fact, j ist anything to keep dry under ? were utilized b;
Hie-hard fans who refused to be bluffed out of s 'eing the fime. Some of these brave souls an
pictured above. (Staff Photoi
Awards Supper Set
For October 30
At High School
Some critical eyes will be
focused on Macon County's
rural community development
program next Wednesday and
On those two days, Miss
Jem Childers and Virgil Hoi
loway will be touring the
county's 11 organized com
munities, studying their con
test scrapbooks, and then
finally selecting the top win
ners of the '58 contest.
Miss Childers is home agent
of Watauga County and Mr.
Holloway is county agent o f
An awards banquet for the
contest is scheduled for Oc
tober 30 at Franklin High
Know A Young
A Good Job?
Know of a young Macon
farmer under the age of 36 who
is doing an exceptionally good
If your answer Is in the af
firmative, why not nominate
him for the "Outstanding
Young Farmer of the Year"
award being offered by the
Franklin Junior Chamber of
Deadline for submitting writ
ten nominations (explaining the
nominees work and why he Is a
nominee) is October 29.
Nominations may be mailed to
Jim Williamson, project chair
man, or J. P. Brady, Jaycee
School Bus Safety
Letters Being Sent
To Macon Parents
Prompted by a rash of school
bus accidents over the state, the
Highway Patrol and School Supt.
H. Bueck this week are sending
letters by school children urging
parents to emphasize safety edu
cation at home. ,
The highway patrol letter, orig
inating at Troop "E'1 headquar
ters in Ashevllle, puts the Issue
to parents In this manner:
"Knowledge of ,the habits of
your children as a pedestrian, as
a passenger in a school bus, in
an automobile, on a bicycle, or
whatever means he uses to travel
to school is a personal responsi
bility of the parent. It is necessary
that you become acquainted with
the driving habits of the school
bus driver and in so doing take
part in a program which would
assure Safe conduct of your
child . . ."
In addition to a letter to par
ents, Mr. Bueck has suggested
that his principals also Include
a copy ol safety rules for school
"You may find it necessary to
take stern measures to assure
compliance with these safety
rules, but if we prevent one ac
cident your efforts will have been ?
Justified," the superintendent de
Franklin High's Junior varsity
stretched Its win-loss record for
the season to 4-0 Monday night
by defeating Clayton, Ga., 19
Played In Clayton, the game
saw Kenny Hall score twice
and Ronnie Mason once for
It Was A Sad
And Soggy Night
Last Friday night was a sad
and soggy one for Franklin
Sad because they ended up on
the very short end of a 36 to 0
score against Sylva High's Gold
en Hurricane, and soggy because
the entire game was played in
a steady rain on the Sylva field.
The runaway game gave the
Golden Hurricane its third vic
tory of the season, with Lionel
Brooks scoring three times and
Kenneth Miller getting the oth
Panther fans, ever faithful,
stuck the game out to the fin
ish in the rain (see above
photograph I and kept rooting
for the home team.
This week's game has been re
scheduled for tonight (Thursday),
instead of Friday, and tne Pan
thers will play in Robbinsville.
This change was made so local
fans could attend the Sylva-An
drews game Friday night.
Fuinbles lost 2 2
First downs 3 9
Rushing yardage 71 336
Passing yardage 0 17
Passes 0-0 2-1
Passes intercepted by 0 0
Punts 7-26 3-42
Yards penalized 110 45
Franklin 0 0 0 0 ? 0
Sylva 14 13 9 0?36
Two more Macon County el
lentary schools have attained a
leditation through the combine
fforts of their school officia
They are Cartoogechaye an
Fnion. according to Supt. I
lueck, who received notificatio
rom the State Department (
'ublic Instruction this week.
J. Norman West and B. Han
loses are principals at Cartoog
haye and Union, respectively.
"or United Fund
n Final Stage
Committees are now makir
inal preparations for the cor
lunity's United Fund drive, a
ording to the chairman, the Re
Their work is embracing
ariety of tasks, including co:
acting fund-raisiing a g e n c i e
ilanning to participate, and wor
rig up budgets.
Mr. Langfitt said the Unite
"und drive will open in the "vei
lear future", and he added thi
letails of its operation probab
fill be ready for announcemer
VOTE HELD THURSDAY ?
Macon County Farmers Pick
New A.S.C. Committeemen
In county-wide balloting last
Thursday, farmers elected A.8.C.
committeemen (or 1958-59.
The chairman of each of the 11
communities is automatically a
delegate to the county convention,
which is set for October 21 at the
Agricultural Building. Election of
a county A.S.C. committee will
feature the convention.
A total of 215 farmers voted
in the election.
Following are community comit
teemen. listed in order as chair
man. vice-chairman, regular mem
ber, first alternate, and second
NANTAHALA: Turner May, Jim
Neal, G. W. Owenby. Will Denny,
and Dallas Rowland.
HIGHLANDS: Frank Crane.
Claude Keener. Luther Pickle
simer, R. J. Cobb, and Ed Ed
COWEE: Carr Bryson. W. R.
Gibson. Fred McGaha. Luther
Raby, and Woodrow Gibson.
PLATS: Frank Dryman. Jess
Miler, H. R. Penland, J. N. Fishe
and James Miller.
ELLIJAY: F. J. Corbln, W. 1
Peek. Louin Young. Clyde Crisi
and Frank Saunders.
FRANKLIN: Verlon Poindexte
Charlie Sutton. Oeorge Doste
R. D. Wells, and Freeman Has
BURNINOTOWN: Forrest Hu
gins, Robert Parrish, Floyd Rar
sey, Oran Ray, and Clyde Bat
SUOARFORK: Everett Masl
burn. Bill Deal. Bert Dendy, She
idan McCoy, and Oeorge Heddei
Slagle, Laddie Crawford. Hillar
Solesbee, Grady B. Nicholson, an
W. M. Byrd.
SMITHBRIDGE: Bob Stewar
Jeiry Ayers. Gilmer Hensor
Mann Norton, and Youel Bradle:
MILLSHOAL: Frank Sander:
Edward Williams, Tim Woodi
Frank Dills, and Fred Deal.
ivi ii/t ? nivifirn ihii naniM-y n miuwii taxiing iiik imiioi ii
the A. S. C. election. Watching is Jerry .Sutton, voting of I ids
at th.e Franklin precinct. (Staff Photo)
The area Social Security office
iii Asheville, following up < its
rccmt statement re latin. :.> ;h?
payment of Social Sciui.iy utne
liis to residents of Macon C" amy,
has now released figures ulatir.K
to the Jmour.t of Sfcial Seen-: v
iFederal Insurance Contriou"; jr.s
Act i taxes bung paid into til?
4 Social Security trust fund ty re;:
s dents of the county,
s D. H. Butler. Social Security
I fieid representative for Macon
County, reports the intormation
s has been compiled thiough the s
f joint efforts ol the U. S. Bureau i
t cf the Census and the U. S. 1
Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors
Insurance, and is published in a
_ detailed report entitled. County
Business Patterns, Part 6. First
Quarter 1956, U. S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.
While the study relates to the
e. first quarter of 1956, it was only
c. recently published, due to the
l(j time-consuming process of review
ls ing and analyzing many business
reports. However, a fairly accurate
. ratio of Social Security benefit
payments, as compared to the
amount of Social Security taxes
" being collected, can be obtained
' by comparing the County Business
Patterns' figures on Social Se
y turity tax collections, as of March.
1956, to the Social Security-re
leased figures on benefits that
were being paid through that a
gency. as of December, 1955.
According to the former report,
Macon County had about 1.500
industrial and commercial em
ployees in mid-March, 1956. The
report does no include farm and
,p domestic employees, self-employed
persons, and federal employees.
' The industrial and commercial
c" employees covered in the report
v. were paid wages of about $260.
000 in March, 1956. with a re
a suiting Social Security tax col
lection of about $5,200, from both
nr the employees and employers ?
s a total tax contribution of about
k- $10,400 for the month. Mr. Butler ?
reports that Social Security bene- i
^ fit payments to Macon County
residents amounted to about $15.
Y 400 in the month of December.
lt Regarding the ratio of Social
Security tax receipts and bene
_ fit payments at the present time.
Mr. Butler reports that because
of the 1956 amendments and the
delayed Impact of the 1954
amendments. Social Security bene
fit payments now exceed the
Social Security tax collections by
a greater maigln than in 1955-56.
This is so because these amend
'e ments provide increased benefit
payments and payments to a
greater number of people ? in
eluding farmers ? to a greater
P> extent than it provided for a
larger tax collections through ,
r- coverage of more persons and
r. through an increase in the tax
t- rate. This ratio will strike a more
realistic balance within the next
g- few years. Mr. Butler explains.
due to the scheduled increases in
e" the Social Security tax rate.
i'. Sewer Extension
ir Is Approved By
d Town Aldermen
t. The long-awaited Harrison
i. Avenue sewer extension was ap- ?
t. proved Monday night by the
!, Franklin Board of Aldermen
s. and work on the project is ex
pected to begin shortly.
? Covering about 2,500 feet, the
' Job will be done by town labor,
! instead of on a contract basis.
In regular session, aldermen
also decided to connect Wilkle
Street and Trimont Trail and
they authorized the street com
mittee to look Into a request
for a sidewalk In East Frank
lin so school children will not
have to walk "on the street.
Way ah Lodge;
Wayah Bald Lodge in Wayah
Valley has been purchased by
Emil Roth from A. J. Yost for
The deal, which was handled
by Ed M. McNish, was filed in
the register of deeds office this
Mr. Roth, of Clearwater, Fla.. i
is a summer resident of High
lands. He is changing the nam;
of the 14-room lodge to Wayah
n Valley Inn, and plans extensive
il remodeling and decorating piior
to opening about May 1. i
At PROXIMATELY 11.; turned out Sunday at ihe Prese t ria.n church for the annual "Fellaw
ili:p sponsored b. the churches of the cojntv and the Franklin Ji. lior Woman's Club for
iie oid lotks oi the co? nt.v. Pictured above is a portion <*\ i??e crowd, preparing to sing some
REPRESENTING 276 years of living are the three ab<i"?', who wrre honor* J wit'i gilts as the
oWest attending the "Fellowship Hour". The ar', (L to R> >lrs. Lee "Aunt Carrie" Crawford, 94,
who also got a gift for playing the piano, Mrs. Fannie Hij<s Addingson, 94, and J. B. Justice, 88.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swafford. who have been mar ltd 58 y r'-wrv, walked off with top honors in this
department, i Staff Photos'
A few thousand years of liv
ing paused briefly Sunday after
noon at the Franklin Presbyter
ian Church to sing hymns, rem
Inicpo ohnct t.hp r?lH Havs and
eat light refreshments.
These years were embodied In
about 115 men and women,
most of them over 65. It was
the annual "Fellowship Hour '
for Macon's old lolks and they
made the most of "their day".
Two monagenarians, Mrs. Lee
"Atwit Carrie" Crawford, and
Mrs. Fannie Hayes Addington
chatted about their 94 years of
living, while an 88-year-old
"youngster", J. B. Justice, re
lated experiences on his trip to
California not too long ago. He
was the oldest male "youngster"
And Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Swaf
ford had something to talk
about too. They've been married
Sponsored by the churches of
the county and the Franklin
Junior Woman's Club, the "Fel
lowship Hour" had the He"
Donn K. Langfltt presiding and
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 8
FOR NOVEMBER VOTE -
To Receive Books
Registrars from the county's
15 voting precincts will be drop
ping by the county courthouse
today 'Thursday to pick up reg
istration books and receive in
structions on A-r.steiing voters
for the Novembtj 4 general elec
Books will open in the preoincts
Saturday, and rev lit ration will
continue for the two suc^eedina
Arrives In Town
A check for $11417.23 has ar- 1
rived as Franklin's share of
Powell Bill municipal aid for
the year. 1
Most of the money lor street 1
maintenance was spent earlier
in the year on paving several
streets in town.
Highlands got a check for $5,
SCHOLARSHIP SEMI FINALISTS
Miss Rebecca Reeves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Reeve*, 1
nf lYa.nklin, and Tommy IHcNUh, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. We
Nish. of Wayah Valley, have been announced by Franklin High 1
Principal Harry C\ (orb in as semifinalists in the 1958-59 Na- '
lion ? I Merit Scholarship competition. They were among- J
of the highest scorer* on the scho'urship qualifymg test (riven !
in April. They now face another three- hour emmiitifttion in De
i-ember. (Staff Photo > 1
Saturdays. October 18 and 25.
Challenge day will be November
"We don't have any special
Instructions to give 'hem i regis
trars i." J. Lee Barnard, elections
board chairman, declared this
week. "They were breifed prior
to the primary last spring . . .
we won't have a formal meeting,
they'll just come In during the
day to get their books."
Absentee ballots also are being
sent out, Mr. Barnard said. He
ubserved that there hasn't been
too much activity as yet, but he
Expects requests for failots to ln
citase before long.
Registrars and Democrat and
Republican Judges, with the name
Jl the registrar appearing first,
are as lollows:
Millshoal: Harold Cabe. Owen
Ammons ' D > . Harry Kinsland
Eilijay: C. B. Bryson, Canton
Henry iD>, Pritchard Russell <R>.
Sugarfork: Troy Holland. I*w
?on Woods <D>. W. M. Moses <R).
Highlands: Weldon Paul, Henry
"leaveland <D>. Ralph Crunkle
Flats: H. R. Penland. Prank
Dryman <D>, J. L. Miller lR>.
Smlthbridge: Maurice Norton,
SEE NO. 2, PAOE 8
A rummage sale will be held
>n the Town Square Saturday,
October 11, from 8 a. m. until
12 noon. Proceeds from this sale
will go to Mrs. Peggy Bradley's
lrst grade class.
Wed.. Oct. 1
High Low Raia
? 64 54 1.99
High Low Raia
58 48 .16
64 50 .10
74 55 .12
80 46 .00
72 45 .00
75 48 00
_ 32 00
Wed., Oct. 1