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3rd Year ? No. 44
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 30, 1958
Price 10 Cents
LOOKS LIKE if they're gonna
dig up the streets the least they
could do is keep the holes cover
ed. That cut in the pavement
across Main Street in front of the
theatre is a tire-buster if there
ever was one.
BRYSON CITY is sore, and
justly so it appears, over the
ruckus aome Franklin fans and
players created after the Maroon
Panther game week before last.
The town's newspaper devoted
considerable space to quoting
players and others on the inci
dent. It even reported eight cars
1 olio wed the football bus to the
county line and that some win
dows in the bus were smashed.
There's enough trouble in this
patched-up world of ours without
warring between neighboring
towns. If Fraklin Is at fault, an
apology is due.
POLITICKING sure has been
strange this year, hasn't it? Seems
that most people Just don't give
a hang who goes in or who does
n't. Hear the Germans felt the
same way when Hitler got his
foot in the door.
UNITED FUND is taking It
easy in its first year. Over In
Jackson County, they set the
quota at better than $17,000.
AARON HEDDEN deserves some
kind of a tribute for carrying
Macon County's banner high at
the state fair. His corn did it
FORMES SCHOOL Supt. Hol
land McSwain, who's now in
Murphy, was one of six super
intendents in the state to attend
the annual meeting of the Na
tional Education Association in
Minneapolis last week. He also
was chairman of a discussion
FAIA COLORS, which have
attracted thousands to the area
this year, are begiflning to fade.
Also fading (sigh!) is the tourist
TOWN HILL frequently proves
to be too much ol a haul for
large trucks that miss the truck
route turn-off In "Loganville".
Some burn clutches out trying
to pull the steep grade, while
others just give up and coast back
down the hill and search out the
DEER HUNTERS take heed.
When the season opens later this
month, the gate that's usually
closed on the west side of Coweeta
will be open. It's on Shope Creek
MACON COUNTY Airport As
sociation plans a stock sale in the
near future. This will give every
one a chance to invest in the fu
ture of Franklin, for without the
airport industry will look the
other way. We're fortunate in
having an airport. If you're in
clined to ? doubt this statement,
just ask a town without one how
it's making out.
DEDIC ATION OF Western Car
olina College's new Harry Eugene
Buchanan Hall is set for Novem
ber 1 at 3 p.m. Invitatiofis already
arte being received locally.
HARRY DAVIS, who spotted
the rutabaga (Oct. 16 issue) look
ing at him in a store, found an
other one staring at him last
week. "This one didn't have the
character of the first one," he re
FOLKS ARE beginning to ask
who has won the '58 rural contest.
They won't have to keep asking,
because everyone will know at the
awards banquet tonight (Thurs
SYLVA AND Bryson City foot
ball fans will be railroading to
a game in Sylva Friday night.
Southern has set up IS special
cars to carry fans from Bryson
City to the game, so they won't
have to hit the detour between
the two towns. First time in 11
years passenger service has been
offered on the line and for many
it'll be their first train ride.
Youth of three Franklin
churches will conduct a Hallo
we'en UNICEF (United Nations
Children's Fund) campaign to
morrow Friday afternoon, begin
ning at 3:30.
Cooperating in the move to
share Hallowe'en with the sick
and hungry children of many
lands win be the youth organiza
tions of the Methodist, Presby
terian, and Episcopal churches.
TO ATTEND MEETING
Macon County's two special
education teachers. Miss Esther
Seay and Mrs. Gladys P. Klnsland.
will attend the state's 10th annual
, Special Education Conference
November 12-15 In Charlotte.
TEAM TO DANCE ON TELEVISION
Macon County's up-and-coming square dance team from
Carson community has been invited to appear Saturday on Bob
Poole's "Carolina Promenade Party" over Channel 4 in ?Green
ville, S. C. The time? 6:30 p. m. Eight of the young dancers will
make the trip. The other eight on the team are scheduled to
dance on the same show on the 15th. The picture above was
made while the team performed at the Macon County Folk Fes
tival, its first public appearance. (Staff Photo)
CANDIDATES LISTED -
Voters Are Heading
For Polls Tuesday
Against a backdrop of lack
luster politicking, Macon County
voters Tuesday will go to the polls
for the "off year" general election.
For the most part, political ac
tivity from Democrats and Re
publicans alike has been sporatic,
attracting little Interest. However,
both parties stepped up the pace
this week with county and district
Voters going to the polls (6:30
a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) will receive
three ballots, one for a constitu
tion amendment granting more
jurisdiction to Justices of the
Of the 11 races listed on the
county -district ballot, three Dem
ocratic candidates are unopposed.
REPRODUCTIONS of the
three ballots voters will be hand
ed on election day may be found
on Page 16 ol this issue.
They are Glenn W. Brown, of
Waynesville, for sloicitor of the
20th judicial District; Mrs. Kate
M. Wrinn, incumbent, whose Re
publicarf opponent for clerk of
To Swain Rally
A motorcade bearing county
Democrats to a district rally in
Swain County is slated to leave
the county courthouse today
(Thursday) promptly at noon.
Attending the rally at Swain
High School will be a large num
ber of the state Democratic
party's top brass, including Gov.
Luther H. Hodges.
Leading the local delegation
will be Jess Shope, county chair
The 12th Congressional District
rally is the final stop for the
Democratic Caravan, which has
been on the move all month, hold
ing rallies In all districts of the
Host at the district rally will be
Davifi M. Hall, of Sylva, who -is
seeking the congressional seat be
ing vacated by Rep. George A.
Shuford because of illness.
Registrations for the general
election came to "about 100", ac
cording to J. Lee Barnard, chair
man of the elections board.
A complete tally of registra
tions, by precincts, will not be
available betore Friday, he said.
4-H County Group
To Meet Saturday
A meeting of the 4-H county
council is set for Saturday at 9:30
a jn. at the Agricultural Building.
The Cullasaja 4-H Club will
have charge of the program.
A singing will be held at the
Sugarfork Baptist Church Satur
day night, November 1, beginning
at 7:30. All singers and the public
are Invited. Andrew Gregory Is
superior court withdrew from the
race a couple of weeks ago; and
Richard H. Slagle, incumbent, for
The other eight contests stack
up this way:
STATE SENATE: W. Frank
Forsyth (D) vs Virgil O'Dell <R>.
STATE HOUSE: J. M. Raby
(D). vs Herman Dean <R),
SHERIFF: J. Harry Thomas
(D) vs J. C. Cr|sp (R).
REGISTER OF DEEDS: Lake
V. Shope (D) vs Jo Ann Hopkins
Corbin ( R >
CORONER : . jhn Kusterer (D)
vs Paul Potts (R).
CHAIRMAN, COUNTY COM
MISSIONERS: W. E. Baldwin
(D) vs Wiley J. Clark (R).
MEMBER, COUNTY COMMIS
SIONERS: Wiley Brown and John
W. Roane (D> vs Bill C. Higaon
and Ernest M. Dills (R).
Only 2 Races
For the 19 offices ljsted on the
State and congressional ballot,
only two races are contests. .
David M. Hall, of Sylva, the
Democratic nominee to succeed
George A. Shulord as 12th Con
gressional District representative,
is opposed by W. Harold Sams,
The other race is between B.
Everett Jordon <D>, of Saxapa
haw, and Richard C. Clarke, Jr.
<R>, of Hendersonville, for U. S.
Also on the ticket, but unop
posed, are 13 Superior Court
judges I including Franklin's
George B. Patton), two associate
justices of the state Supreme
Court, and the chief justice of the
Ohio Men Jailed
For Robbery Of
Two men from Cincinnati,
Ohio, are in the county jail await
ing a preliminary hearing in con
nection with the theft of money
irom St. Francis Catholic Church
here Saturday afternoon.
The are Larry Robert Powers
and Delbert Leon Borders.
One of them was surprised
rilling a money box in the church
by Father Healy. He ran from
the church and was picked up by
his companion in an automobile.
The priest notified the sheriff's
department and the state high
way patrol radioed Georgia police
to be on the lookout for the two.
They were soon apprehended be
low Clayton and returned here.
Cooperating In the investiga
tion were the town police, sher
iff's department, state highway
patrol, and S.B.I. Agent P. R.
Police Chief Sid Carter yester
day (Wednesday) said warrants
have been drawn charging the
men with breaking and entering
and larceny and receiving.
4 11 WORKSHOP SET
The second of two 4-H leader
training worshops will be held
Tuesday at 7:30 pjn. at the Agri
cultural Building. Its ' purpose fs
to train adult leaders for their
work with 4-H club members. The
first workshop was held last Tues
day night. ,
Highway Commission Programs Franklin By-Pass
An "appreciation dinner" for
leaders and parents of Boy Scouts
of the Smoky Mountain District
is scheduled to be held in Frank
lin the night of November 11, ac
cording to Francis Pless, of Sylva,
district field executive.
A "pot luck" meal, it will be
in the Franklin High cafeteria
Mr. Pless extends an invitation
to all leaders and parents of the
three-county district (Macon-Jack
son-Swain) to attend.
Featured on the program will
be the installation of new district
officers, who are now being se
lected, and the presentation of
special awards to Boy ' Scout
Slated for brief remarks is P.
Carlton Peyton, of Canton, Daniel
Boone Council president.
About 200 persons, representing
the 24 Boy Scout troops in the
district, are expected to attend.
Locals To Send
25 Animals To
Fat Stock Show
Macon County F.F.A. boys and
4-H clubbers plan to enter 25
animals in the annual W.N.C. Fat
Stock Show and Sale this month
Originally scheduled for Novem
ber 4 and 5, the popular event
has been reset for November 11
and 12 in order not to conflict
with the general election.
As in past years, it will be held
at the Horse and Hound Pavilion,
with the show slated the first day
and the sale the second.
About 100 animals are expected
this year, according to show of
ficials. Judging will be Dr. E. R.
Barrick, professor of animal hus
bandry at N. C. State College.
57 Per Cent Of
Part In A. C. P.
Fifty-seven per cent of Macon
County's fanners (1,287) are now
participating in the 1958 Agricul
tural Conservation Program, ac
cording to Miss Mildred Corbin,
A. S. C. office manager.
Three practices now remain for
fanners to carry out this year,
They are application of lime, pas
ture oi' hay improvement, and
Additional information about
any oi the three may be obtained
at tha A.S.C. office in the Agri
Nineteen farmers also have
signed with the office, request
ing the county committee to set
up maximum farm payment rates
for their farms under the Con
servation Reserve Program. They
have until tomorrow (Friday) to
sign their contracts.
In Hendersonville last Friday
night for the meeting of the
W.N.C. Planning Commission were
W. W. Sloan and H. Bueck.
SUCCEEDS COCKE ?
McGuire, Native Of Franklin,
President Of Duke Power
A Franklin native, William
B. McGuire, has been elevated
to the presidency of Duke Pow
He succeeds Norman A. Cocke,
of Charlotte, who announced
his retirement in New York
City at a company meeting:
Mr. McGuire, 48, who lives
in Charlotte, is the son of Mrs.
W. B. McGuire, of Franklin. He
has been a Duke Power director
since 1954 and has served as
assistant to the president since
1956. Mr. McGuire is a graduate
of Davidson Collete and Duke
University Law School.
He will assume the presi
dency of the company January
AT AWARDS DINNER -
To Be Revealed
Macon County's current mys
tery ? the winners of the 1958
rural community development con
test ? wil( be cleared up tonight
(Thursday) at an awards banquet
in the Franklin High cafeteria.
Slated to start at 7 o'clock,
the banquet will be highlighted
by the announcement of the con
test winners and the awarding
of about $950 in cash prizes to
Also, Macon County's "Young
Farmer of the Year" will be hon
ored by the Franklin Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
No speaker was engaged for the
banquet. Instead, community rep
resentatives will report on the '58
activities of their organizations.
Bill Baby, of Cowee community,
will serve as master of ceremonies.
He is president of the county con
Nominations for the "Young
Farmer of the Year" were received
by the Jaycees through last
'Wednesday! night and a panel
of judges has selected the recipi
ent. He will be revealed and pre
sented a special certificate by Jim
Williamson, Jaycee in charge of
the project. Mr. Williamson said
several nominations were received
for the award.
Businessmen and their wives
will be special guests of the com
munities at the banquet. An ap
preciation speech to the business
men for their support of the rural
development program will be
... To Preside
made by Mr. Raby. J. C. Jacobs
will respond for the businessmen.
Robert C. iBobi Carpenter,
president of the Franklin Rotary
Club, will present the cash awards
to the winning communities. The
Rotarians will attend tljie banqui't
as their regular meeting.
Communities participating in
the contest were Iotla, Cartooge
chaye Higcior.ville. Cowee. Pine
grove. Cullasaia, Holly Springs.
Patton, and Carson.
STARTS IN NOVEMBER ?
Quota Of $10,115 AcLpi^d
By Franklin Un: ted Fund
A quota of $10,115 has been
adopted for the Franklin area
United Fund campaign.
The campaign will be kicked
off November 10 under the 'Chair
manship of the Rev. Donn Lang
fitt. Planning has been under way
for some time.
A breakdown of the quota allots
the following: Oirl Scouts. $600;
Boy Scouts, $2,500: Babe Ruth
League. $800: Little League, $?00:
blind work. S315; American Red
Cross. $2,700: Macon ("runty K"S
cue Squad, $500: community de
velopment. $1,000; contingency
This is the first year the Frank
lin area has undertTken a united
appeal to take care of fund-rais
ing agencies. Solicitations also
will take place in the organized
communities of the county.
THEY'RE CHEERING? WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW
Without its cheering squatf, Franklin High's athletic machine weald be in pretty bad shape,
because the girls are in there rooting for the h >m " team through thick or thin. In the picture,
nerched on the posts, are Polly Hedden and Ann Hall. On the ground (L to K) are Sarah Lee
Bryson, Elmyra Ledford, Jean Burrell, Frances A exander, captain, Virginia Boyd, Geneva Ledbct
ter, 'Corla Hedden, and Nora Stuart.
Macon County went over the
top of its 1958 quota in September
in sales of US. Savings Bonds,
according to a report from the
county chariman. H. W. Cabe.
With September sales of $38,
905 and cumulative sales for the
year of *196,099. the county top
ped its quota by 2.6 per cent and
became one of eight in the entire
state to mark this achievement.
From now until the first of the
year, sales here- will add to the
percentage and the county prob
ably will rank in the top 10 in
1958 sales. .
State-wide in September, bond
sales showed an increase of 17.9
percent over September, 1957. It
was the largest percentage gain
in any month during the past two
Local law enforcement agen
cies are urging the cooperation
of all citizens, particularly chil
dren, in curbing vandalism Hal
Both the sheriff's department
and town police will have offi
cers working overtime, in the
event of trouble.
Sheriff J. Harry Thomas has
requested school teachers in
particular to talk to their chil
dren about behaving.
"We want them to have good
clean fun," the officer declared
yesterday (Wednesday) "but we
won't put up with their being
R. S Blaine, school bus main
tenance supervisor for Macon
County, was host Tuesday to a
meeting of maintenance person
nel f om the 12 western counties.
Attending were about 30 per
sons, including several officials
At the county bus garage, a
school wis conducted by members
ot ti e state division of transporta
tion. 'Ihe group had lunch in a
body at a local restaurant.
Here from Raleigh were C. C.
Brown, director. T. E. Glass,
equipment superintendent. R. B.
\V'ii!inm.i. equipment superintend,
ent. L. W. Alexander, bus route
p rvisar. and C. W. Walker,
F. F. A. Team
The prize-winning parliament
ary procedure team from the
Frankl'h chapter of Future Farm
ers of America will perform before
the A::i rican Legion Auxiliary
Monday night at the home of
Mrs. Gilmer A. Jones.
Wayne Profitt, vocational agri
culture teacher, is in charge of
Co-hostesses at the meeting,
which will start at 7:30. will be
Mrs, Ellen Smith and Mrs. Tom
Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley. auxiliary
president, reminds members to
bring two gifts to the meeting
for the gift shop and for the
Christmas program. They should
be within the price range of $1-3,
I o Attend
Eight of Macon County's prin
cipals will be in Raleigh next
Tuesday and Wednesday for the
annual state-wide meeting of the
principals' division of the N. C.
Supi. H. Bueck said substitutes
will be obtained for the principals
in their absence.
Planning to make the trip are
Harry C. Corbln, C. K. Olson. E.
O. Crawford, W. O. Crawford.
Norman West, Donald Seagle,
Weaver Shope. and Harry Moses.
The meeting will be on the
campus of N. C. State College.
MRS. SLOAN DIES
Mrs. J. S. Sloan died yesterday
(Wednesday! at 4:15 qt her home
in Franklin. Funeral services
were Incomplete at presstlme.
It Could Hit Or
Miss The Town
At its October 24 meeting, the
State Highway Commission ap
proved (or programming a total
of 90 projects on the primary
system throughout the state, in
cluding construction of a new
US 23-441 ?"connection" in Frank
In a telephone interview wth
THE PRESS Tuesday. Prank L.
Hutchison division engineer, de
scribed the project as a "by-pass",
but was unable to fill in details.
He said the by-pass "could miss
the town, or It could go through
The route will hinge on the
findings of the planning depart
ment. he explained.
Mr. Hutchison said several
routes are being considered.
"We won't know until the plan
ning department makes the final
location," he declared.
By approving the projects, the
commission enabled highway engi
neers to begin work on location
and design leading to contract
lettings over the next three-year
' When is mail delivery going to
start house-to-house in Franklin?
Postmaster Zeb Meadows still
The October 18 start of delivery
was "temporarily delayed", pend
ing the arrival of some carrier
They still haven't arrived.
Score 32 To 14
In Final Game
Of '58 Season
A 34 to 14 c'ef.at was handed
the Franklin High Panthers by
Murphy High last Friday night
for the closing game of the 3d
The ?moky Mountain Confer
ence clash saw "Bull" Corbrn and
Jauk Hyce score for the Panthers
en short runs. Riser's kicks were
good for both extra points. The
Franklin scores came in the sec
ond and fourtl^ quarters.
After a scoreless first quarter,
both teams started moving. Haw
ever, the Murphy Bulldoss went
to the dressing room at the h-tlf
leacir.g 14 to 7. In the thlra quar
ter, Murphy scored again for
seven points and then racked up
13 more in the final quarter.
Coach Dick Stott's Panthers
closed their season with a 2-5-1
standing. They defeated Clayton
and Cherokee, and lost to An
drews. Hayesville, Sylva. Bryson
SEE NO. 1. PAGE B
Set Ir.< Highlands
HIGHLANDS ? Under the spon
sorship of the P.T.A., the annual
Hallowe'en carnival will be held
tomorrow i Friday) night at the
school, it has been announced.
Hl?h Low R*ln
Wed.. 22nd 75 42 00
Thursday 78 49 qq
Friday 76 42 .00
t?lulu?y bo QQ
Sunday 60 46 .00
Monday 57 81 00
Tuesday 61 41 .00
Wednesday .... 23 .00
Wed., 22nd 71 52 trace
Thursday , 72 40 00
Friday 78 31 .00
Saturday 72 32 .00
Sunday 64 41 .00
Monday 58 33 oq
Tuesday 55 33 .00
Wednesday , 50 25 .00
-Mon? 27 th 50 31
Tuesday 56 35
? no record
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