73rd Year ? No. 47
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ON THE INSIDE ?
WHO'S BEEN WHERE AND
Staff correspondents of THE
PRESS keep the inside pages
of this newsaper alive with
news about your friends and
neighbors. Read the inside
pages from top to bottom and
you'U know Macon County.
Franklin, N. C, Thursday, November 2>, 1958
Price 10 Cents
State Allocates $193,500 For Macon Roads
HURRAH! A rumor afloat says
a civic organization wants to take
over the upkeep of North Caro
lina's largest remaining Indian
STREETS WERE washed In
town last Friday, but not with
taxpayers' money. Western Caro
lina Telephone Company gave
'em the scrub-down because it
had muddled things up a little
bit In constructing its new build
MONDAY MORNING'S 'fog was
a real can't see-you-hand-in-front
SOME WAG, with a bushy tail
no doubt, mailed In a pair of
scissors and the suggestion that
we clean up the Indian Mound
FRANKLIN'S coming "Turkey
Carnival" should be one of the
biggest and best trade promotions
yet. The promotion fever is strik
ing in Sylva and Clayton, where
they're giving cash each week, so
our merchants had better get on
THE RURAL CONTEST judges
were impressed with our price
winning Patton community Fri
day. They would have liked to
have spent more time seeing the
FROM ALL Indications, Macon
County has the finest crop of
young people to be found any
where in the country. Seems
they're top drawer in just about
everything they undertake, from
, safety projects to fat calf shows.
SUNDAY'S pleasing tempera
tures spelled a short winter. Who
ever heard of trottin' around in
your shirtsleeves in the middle
THE ADDITION of the new
parking space behind the build
ings on the north side of the street
has helped ease Saturday con
gestion. A couple more lots should
turn the trick for a while.
UNITED FUND is receiving a
nice vote of confidence In the
Franklin area. Burlington em
ployes, in particular, are making
generous payroll deduction con
tributions to the campaign.
MACON COUNT* can't be ac
cused of not giving Its loyal sup
port to its young people. For proof
of this read the names in this
issue of Individuals and firms sup
porting the W.N.C. Fat Stock
Show and Sale.
HATS OFF to the town fathers,
particularly alderman Prelo Dry
man, for having that Orand Can
yon ditch in front of the library
filled and paved. It had been
there so long folks were about
ready to float a bond issue and
build a bridge across it.
HIGHWAY Patrolman H. T.
Ferguson and W. C. Leming, like
all the others in Troop E, have
had oif days cancelled in a state
wide crack down to reduce high
way slaughter. Drive carefully,
don't be one of them they have
to crack down on.
FIRE DANGER is reported at
its highest in the forests since
1952. Look back on the big Telllco
fire in the early '50's here and
hope it doesn't happen again.
TURKEYS, TURKEYS and
more of thy feathered feasts will
be given away at Franklin's latest
trade promotion Saturday morn
ing on the square.
FOOTBALL GAMES continue
to turn Maconlans into week end
travelers. And, before long, It'll
MONDAY'S deer season opener
was so warm a lot of obese hun
ters in long handled underwear
dropped off some excess pound
age. One hunter is reported to
have become lost overnight, but
found his way out Tuesday morn
HAVE YOU NOTICED the as
sortment of feminine dainties dry
ing on the line over- Main Street
about every other day?
SANTA CLAUS. it appears. Is
running a close race with Thanks
giving and If the current trend
continues probably will arrive be
fore Turkey Day.
A DELEGATION of Clayton.
Oa., citizens are raising the dick
ens about the proposed by-pass
of their town. Reports here Indi
cate they won't get very far with
their objections, however. Noth
ing, it seems, stands in the way
OTTO SQUARE DANCE
The Otto School P.-T.A. will
sponsor a square dance Friday
night, November 21. at the school
bednnlng at 8 o'clock. Music will
be furnished by the Carolina
FRANKLIN ? HIGH'S lassies have been doing some practicing
in preparation for the December 2 opening against Rabun Gap.
The photographer caught this action under the basket one day
last wecfc during a practice gaare. (Staff Photo)
SCHEDULE GIVEN -
Cage Opener Set ;
For December 2
Basketballs are bouncing
in Franklin High gymnasium as
the boys' and girls' teams pre
pare for their opening game on
Dr. Barmore Leaves
Hospital For Dublin
Dr. Burton Blaksley (Pat) Bar
more has resigned from the staff
of Angel Hospital to go into prac
tice in Dublin, Oa.
Friday was his last day at the
hospital and he and his family
Dr. Barmore. a native of Cor
nelia, Oa., came here from Augus
ta in June. He specialized in
pediatrics at the hospital.
World War 1 Vets
Slate Sunday Rally
A rally of World War I veterans
will be held Sunday at the county
courthouse in Franklin, according
to James E. Dayton, senior vice
commander of the N. C. Depart
ment. Veterans of World War I.
It will open at 3:30 and is ex
pected to attract a number of
veterans from other counties in
the home court December 2 with
Franklin has IS games schedul
ed this season. 14 of them con
Mrs. Rose Corbin coaches the
girls and C. K. (Ike) Olson the
boys. The coaches will announce
their first stringers next week.
The week of February 16-21 has
been set aside for the conference
Here's the schedule:
Dec. 2 Rabun Gap
5 Andrews ?
" 9 Murphy
" 12 Sylva ?
" 16 Cherokee ?
" 19 Swain ?
Jan. 6 Murphy
" 9 Cullowhee .*
13 Webster *
" 16 Highlands *
" 20 Glenville *
" 23 Sylva *
" 27 Cherokee *
30 Swain ? .
* Conference game.
Thia Year At
A union Thanksgiving service
will be held in Franklin Thanks
It will be at 9 a.m. at the Meth
odist church, with the Rev. Donn
K. Langfitt. Presbyterian pastor,
delivering the sermon.
Persons of all denominations
are Invited to attend.
Under a rotation plan used by
the Franklin Ministerial Associ
ation, the Methodist and Presby
terian churches are cooperating
in this year's service.
One out of every four families
in Franklin hold family devotion
als and 315 have grace at meals.
These facts were compiled in
the recent religious survey con
ducted jointly by the Franklin
churches. They were announced
this week by the Rev. R. R. Stand
ley, survey chairman, to coincide
with closing of the "Religion in
American Life" campaign being
sponsored this month by the
Franklin Ministerial Association
and the Franklin Junior Chamber
A total of 465 families, were
reached by the survey. Ninety
seven families do not practice any
of the. three survey points ? grace
at meals, family devotionals, or
bedtime prayers with children, the
PRESS Printing -
Day Early For
Because ?( the Thaafcactv
ing holidays, THE FRANK
UN PRESS will be pahlished
one day early next week.
This means the newspaper
will be pat in the mails Tues
day afternoow. Instead of
The news and advertising
deadlines for this issue will
be noon Monday.
Subscribers on the rural
routes will receive their news
papers Wednesday, the day
Methodist Men Set
Tuesday Dinner Meet
' The Macon County Methodist
Men's Club will hold its month
ly dinner meeting Tuesday
night at 7 o'clock at the Union
Each member is requested to
bring a boy as his guest.
The Jackson-Swain Cancer Cen
ter in Sylva will be closed Friday
for Thanksgiving. It will be open
again the following Friday, De
Tirtr.F. MACON COUNTY ^r^show^ anim In tart m ?k WW ^"for
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JUDGES TOUR PATTON FOR AREA COMPETITION
Three judges, all from Raleigh, toured Macon County's prize community, Patton, Friday
afternoon for the W. N. C. Rural Community Development Contest. Pictured standing on the
sub-flooring of the new Patton Methodist Church, a top community project, are Mrs. Harley
Stewart, A. G. Bullard, state supervisor of vocational agriculture, Mrs. Ted Blaine, Mrs. Annette
S. Boutwell, rural health consultant of the Medi.al Society of North Carolina, amd Dan Hollar,
assistant state 4-H agent. Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Blaine accompanied the judges oh their tour of
the community. (Staff Photo)
RESPONSE IS EXCELLENT -
United Fund Drive Should
Top Its Goal Next Week
Yesterday (Wednesday) the
Franklin area United fund cam
paign had passed the half-way
mark and indications were the
coal of $10,1 IS would be topped
by next wedfc.
The Rev. Donn K Langfitt.
chairman, was highly pleased at
the response shown the campaign,
which is being tried here for the
Volunteer canvassers have a
luncheon meeting scheduled today
at 12:05 at the DeSoto Trail
Restaurant to dovetail progress
reports and make plans for the
rematning days of the campaign.
Mr. Langfitt hopes to close the
drive next Wednesday, the day
In a concerted effort last Fri
day. canvassers raised more than
$3,000 In donations and pledges.
They covered only about half of
the commercial district.
"Coffee day" last Thursday in
local restaurants raised $39 for
United Fund. All coffee proceeds
were turned over to the drive.
Saturday, in about lour hours.
Jaycees raised $80 with a United
Fund roadblock on Main Street.
Rain called a halt to their activ
ities in the early afternoon.
Employes of the following firms
In town have contributed 100 per
cent to the campaign: Belk's De
partment Store. Conley Motor
Company, Nationwide Insurance:
William A. Cox, Accountant:
Winn-Dixie; Waldroop Esso Serv
ice; Ray's Warehouse; Macon
Bargain Stare; West's Florists:
Franklin Seed Store, and Progres
'M Night' Slated
By BTU Monday
"M Night" will be observed by
the Baptist Training Union Mon
day night at 7:30 at the First
Speaker will be the Rev. J. O.
Miller, of Hayesvllle. assoclational
missionary of the W.N.C. Baptist
Association. Special music a'so is
Music Study Club
Meets Friday Night
Tomorrow (Friday* night at
7 :30, Mrs. Weimar Jones and Mrs.
Julian Maddo'x will entertain the
Franlin Music Study Club at the
home of Mrs. Jones.
Mrs. Henry Cabe is program
leader for November.
SCOUTS PLAN SALE
Girl Scout Troop No. 5 will hold
a bake sale Saturday at Angel's
Drug Store from 9 a.m. until
Macon County schools will close
Thanksgiving Day and the day
after, according to Supt H. Bueck.
Seal Drive .
Macon County's annual Christ
mas Seal campaign to continue
the fight against tuberculosis is
slated to open this month, accord
ing to the chairman. Sam Gibson,
As in past years, it will be
handled through the mails. A let
ter to accompany sheets of Christ
mas Seals is now being printed.
About 2.000 will be mailed, the
Here are some of the things
Christmas Seal money did in Ma
con County in 1957:
Case-finding: Assisted with the
purchase of film for chest x-rays
in cooperation with the local
health department; making 186
14 by 17 films and 4.963 survey
x-rays during the year.
Health Education: Helped with
postage payments. The local
health department made 176
nursing visits to patients and con
tacts^ and 33 TB skin tests were
done in '57. Six new cases were
reported for 1957. making a total
of 35 known cases in the county.
Rehabilitation: Quarterly pa
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
AVERAGE PER POUND IS 34 1-4 CENTS -
Fat Calves Bring Owners
$8,360.95 At Area Sale
Macon County's 24 fat calves,
weighing In at a total of 30.
955 pounds, brought their F.F.A.
and 4-H owners >8,360.95 at last
week's W. N. C. Fat Stock Show
Average price per pound was
The sale was held Wednes
day of last week at Enka. Local
businessmen threw their sup
port solidly behind the Macon
calves, bringing top prices for
tfcelr owners. A list of those
supporting the sale will appear
next week In THE PAEB8
Here're the sale results, list
ing. In order, owner, club,
grade, weight of animal, price
per pound, and total price the
Frank Killian, F.F.A., prime,
885. 43. $359 05; Wilford Taylor,
F.F.A.. prime. 1.075, .34, $365.50;
John Killian, F.F.A., prime. 1,
185, .35, $41475; Steve Whit
mire, 4-H, prime, 1,155, .36,
$415.80; Jimmy Taylor, 4-H,
prime, 1,060. 33, $349 80; Wayne
Sheffield, F.F.A., prime. 1,000,
.34. $340; Wayne Oregory,
F.F.A., prime, 1,190, .34, $404 60;
David Cab?, F.F.A., prime. 1.
345, .33. $443.85; Jim Nolen.
F.FA, choice, 1.020, 34, $346 80;
Bud Taylor, 4,-H. choice, 1,270.
.33, $419.10; Johnny Taylor,
F.F.A., choice, 1,175, S3, $387.75;
Douglas Peek, F.P.A., choice,
710, .33. $234.30; Guy Touts,
F.FA, choice, 905, .40, $362;
Billy Crawford, FJ\A.. choice,
1,025, 33. $33825; Jimmy Wil
liams, F.F.A., choice, 1,005, 33,
$331.65; Spike Maddox. ? 4-H.
choice, 1.225, .33, $404.25; Gene
vieve Whltmlre, 4-H, choice,
905, .34. $307.70; Elizabeth Am
nions. 4-H. choice, 935. 35,
$32725; Ray 8hepherd. FT. A.,
choice. 1,030. 32. $32960; Sue
Crawford, 4-H. choice. 940, .33)4,
$314 90; Joe Morgan and Ted
Bingham, F.F.A., good. 905, .34,
$307 70; Alex Corbtn, 4-H. good,
640, .33. $21120; Tex Corbta,
F.F A . good, 830, .33, $273 90.
On '57-58 Jobs
, An allocation of $193,500 for
secondary road work In Macon
County during the (Uc>l year
year 1958-59 has been announced
by the State Highway Commis
Also released this weelr was a
progress report on the expendi
ture of $95,300 on seven projects
In the county during 1957-58.
Macon's 1958-59 allocation pro
grams the following work: pav
ing 0.2 mile of Sloan Street In
Franklin; paving 3 mills a f road
north of Franklin (Lake Rmory
Road ? location survey is in prog
ress) ; paving 1.9 miles from Cul
lasaja east < Sugarfork Church
Road); grading, draining, and
putting down a base on 1.1 miles
of road southeast of Ellijay
(Henry Road); grading, draining,
and putting down a base on M
mile of road east of Frank Hn
t Ayers-Holland Road > ; grading,
draining, and putting base down
on 0.3 mile of road southwest of
Franklin (Jeff Blaine Road).
A breakdown of the $193,500
allocation shows $168,631 will
come from general funds and $23.
868.60 from special funds.
A progress report on seven
1857-58 projects was made this
week by Frank L. Hutchison, 14th
Item 1 ? Paving a connection
from new US 23-441 highway to
old highway, a part of the Hick
ory Knoll Road, is complete.
Item 2 ? Paving of one mUe of
Jim Moore Road from Franklin
city limits to NC 28 is complete.
Item 3 ? Grading . drainage, and
base on 2.8 miles of Tllley Road
is In progress, about 80 per ant
Item 4 ? Grading. drainage,
and base on 0.6 mile of Qnat
Ridge Road at Highlands is In
progress, about 80 per cent coofr
Item 5 ? Paving of 1.4 miles at
Windy Oap Road from Franklin,
northwest, is in progress; grading
SEX NO. 2, PA OZ f
MRS. CRAWFORD APPOINTED
Mrs. Dorothy Crawford has
been appointed acting superin
tendent of the Macon County
Department of Public Welfare.
Mrs. Eloise O. Potts, superin
tendent for the past 21 years, is
resigning, effective the 28th.
A caseworker with the deparv
merit tor nearly seven years, Mrs.
Crawford was named to the act
ing post following a meeting of
the welfare board Tuesday after
H. H. Plemmons. board chair
man. said she will serve in that
capacity until a permanent ap
pointment is made.
Serving on the board with Mr.
Plemmons are H. W. Cabe and ?
Mrs. Margaret Dowdle.
CRITIC ALLY INJURED
Peter N. Moses. SO. Ellijay
farmer and sawmill worker, yester
day (Wednesday) morning ma
still in a critical condition at
Mr. Moses suffered a shotcna
wound In the stomach Monday
SEE NO. 4. PAGE ?
HrM anding ?< * ?.m. nf Um 4mw I
Wed.. 12th 78 34
Thursday 78 27
Friday 89 30
Saturday 86 S3
Sunday <78 80 .11
Monday 77 51
Tuesday 78 SI
Wed.. 12th 88 33
Thursday 88 32
Friday ? ?
Saturday ? ?
Sunday ? ?
Monday ? ?
Tuesday 87 M
Wednesday _ 41
* no record ????(?