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73rd Year ? No. 48
Pi IfabUafej* Wxcommt
ON THE INSIDE ?
WHO'S BEEN WHERE AMD
Staff correspondent* of THE
PRE88 keep the Inside paces
of this newsaper alive with
news about your friends and
neighbors. Read the Inside
pages from top to bottom and
you'll know Macon County.
Franklin, N. C, Thursday, November 27, 1958
Price 10 Cent*
M ALONG >:
WE'RE SHARPENING OUT gift
scissors and U someone doesn't do
i something toon about tbe Indian
Mound the "curls" win start fall
THAT WHOPPER buck bagged
by Cliff Cook la one of the largest
seen here In many a moon. It was
large enough to make even a non
deer hunter drool.
IT SURE would be nice if the
weather would hurry up and de
cide if the need Is for long-handles
or bathing suits. This in-between
stuff is causing all kinds of aler
gles and drippy noses.
MAN SON STILES Is the one
building the new service station
across from the Indian Mound
(which still needs mowing). Youll
recall that be sold out at his pres
ent location some time ago to
ORGAN MUSIC (soothes the
savage beast, you know), live
variety. Is being featured at meals
at the DcBoto Trail. They'll keep
it up from now until Christmas
and after TTianksgivlng will lean
heavily on favorite Christmas se
THOSE TURKEYS <30) given
away Saturday on The Square by
Franklin merchants boosted the
number of Saturday dhiiwien. You
can see feathers (ban the tur
keys) all over town.
IMPROVEMENTS are contin
uing at the Macon County Air
port. The main runway has been
raised and the auxiliary strip Is
being lengthened. A stock sale is
planned soon so everyone can have
a stake in Macon County's* future.
YOUTHS FROM the prison
camp are responsible for the dis
appearance of unsightly dirt that
had collected on the streets. They
spent Friday shoveling the dirt
and other debris.
' LET'S HOPE the parking lot
fever continues in town. It sure
is easy on the nerves to be able
to find a parking place without
checking the drag a couple of
"M ANYONE been beaned
with one of those loose bricks
from the courthouse cHmney yet?
THE METHODISTS are raising
a sight of money for educational
purposes. Macon County, ft ts re
ported, is turning in its fair slmre.
FOOT OF Town HID was cover
ed with milk cartons one day last
week. A couple of cases fell from
a truck and broke open.
HAVE YOU returned your
Christmas Seal money yet? Let
ters were mailed out with seals
IS THERE any truth to the re
port that merchants are negotiat
ing with Santa Clans to fly tiere
before long for a talk with the
A NEWSPAPER report last week
concerning production of a chea?
helicopter in the $5,000 price
range produced a lot of local "I'll
have to have one."
CONSTRUCTION dF the side
walk in East Franklin fills a great
need. Children walking to school
In the street (any street) are
choice candidates for accident
\ YOU CAN thank the Franklin
Junior Woman's Club for some of
those bright smiles and new shoes
pn school children. The club is
spending money hand over fist
outfitting needy children with
shoes before winter hits hard.
GIVE YOUR support to the
Franklin High basketball teams.
First home game is ? December 2
against Rabun Gap.
THE INDIAN Mound is show
ing its age. Not a very pretty sight
for North Carolina's largest
mound, is it?
Paul Gerrard, a former super
intendent of Nantahala National
Forest, died of a heart attack
November 15 In Russellvllle. Ark
it has been learned here.
Mr. Oerrard, who was here In
the late 1930's. was stricken as
he supervised the unloading of a
truck at his greenhouse.
Service were held the 17th in
Russellvllle and the body was sent
to Memphis, Tenn.. for cremation.
He is survived by his wife and
daughter. Mrs. Richard Wallace,
of West Memphis. Ark.
Betty Sye Blaine, three-year-old
( daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud
Blaine. o( Franklin, is reported
recovering from an injury received
Saturday night when she fell 'on
a pair of scissors. The scissors
lodged betjween her eyes. She was
treated at Angel Clinic.
BOTH FUN AND PROFIT
Mr*. Cullen Bryant (left) MM! Mr?. T. L. Jamison Me turn
in( fan into profit this year. They're making special holiday
candles, a specialty they have Iwmtd as home demonstration
clabbers. These two ingenloas tonnnhrs have converted Jtre.
Jamison's kitchen into a workshop for ponring and decorating
candles and th?y will have them on sale after ThanlavMns.
Of coarse there are "secrets of the trade", bat it is no secret
that an attractive candle decoration cart be ssade from hemlock
tree cones, a native material, alon^ with a dried anaagesaent.
Some of the Bryant-Jamlaon holiday candles will he on display
soon in a Franklin store window. (Staff Photo)
Full Two Weeks
Looks like the December term
of Superior Court will go a full
This prediction was made this
week by the clerk of court, Mrs.
Kate M. Wrinn. She bases It on
full criminal and civil dockets.
The term will open Monday
with Judge J. C. Farthing, of
Mrs. Wrinn said the criminal
docket lists 288 new cases, most
of them traffic violations. This
figure Includes about 200 involving
cash bonds, she explained. In ad
dition, there are about 40 "hold
overs" from prior terms and
Judgements must be signed this
term for 79 old cash bond cases.
"I'd say the court will have
plenty to do," she declared.
Civil actions have been docketed
for the second week of the term.
Six actions are scheduled to begin
on the 4th and three on the 8th.
Also, nine divorce actions are
docketed and will be disposed of
at the convenience of the court
during the two-week term.
A. 8. C. office personnel Miss
Mildred Corbln and Mrs. Grace
Tatham attended an area meet
ing In Ashevllle Thursday and
Friday of last week. County
committeemen MUton Fouts
and Max Parrish attended the
first day of the meeting.
INTERVIEW IS NEXT ?
John Killian Is County s
U.N.C. Scholarship Nominee
John Klllian, 17-year-old Frahk
' Un High senior aad ion of IX.
and Mr*. Prank M Kfllian, has
been sateeted as Macon County's
B^Hlnae for a fHOOO Mnrehead
? SAolarship at CM University of
He win go for am interview with
the district committee In Ashe
ville In January.
Members of the local selection
: committee are W. W. Sloan, chair
man, Victor H. Perry, and Mrs.
Elolse O. Potts. Morehead nomi
nees are selected on the basis of
scholastic ability, attainment, and
John has been an outstanding
leader In school and Future
Farmers of America work. He has
been preddent of his class all four
years In hlfh school and is now
president at the senior class. He
also Is president of the local
F. F. A. chapter, president of the
5th FF.A. district, president of
the M YF at the Franklin Meth
odist Church, president of the
combined youth groups of the
Methodist. Presbyterian, and Epis
copal churches, and he lettered
four years In football, serving this
past season as co-captain.
A 200-pourvder with 10 points,
one ?f the largest bucks killed
this year, was fragged Friday
morning on Wayah by Cliff
Cook, who's shown above with
his kill and Mrs. Cook. Others
in the hunting party were Gray
Hoc<ver and John Lail, of States
Many hunters who saw Mr.
Cook's buck say it was one of
the biggest they've seen in theae
parts iia recent years.
The Cooks live on Depot '
Street In Franklin.
At left is Long K. Goodson, ,
of Canton and Mills River, with
the 130-pound seven point buck
he bagged last Thursday after
noon above Burningtown Falls. <
The <tetr season will continue 1
through the 29th.
(Staff Photos) <
Appears N earing
With M .230.75 on hand Mon
day afternoon and some areas <
still to report, the Franklin area
United Fund campaign appeared
ready to reach Its quota of $10.
115 this week.
A deadline of Friday has been
set for final reports. The chair
man. the Rev. Donn K. Langfitt.
Monday said reports had not been
received from four canvassers,
three schools, and the majority
of civil employes. Also, he said.
United Fund expects to receive
several special gift donations.
A "victory dinner" for volun
teers helping with the drive Is
slated for next week, he added.
Is Next Week
An election to name a super
visor to the three-man Macon
County Soil Conservation Commit
tee is slated the week of December
Nominated for the post by pe
tition are W. C. Taylor, of Frank
lin, Route 4, and George Moses,
of Route 5. The winner will suc
ceed Edwin T. Bradley, of Route
The new supervisor will be
elected for a three-year term, be-'
ginning Jan. 1. 1959.
Milton Fouts and Bryant Mc
Clure are the other two members
of the committee. Mr. Fouts is
Ballot boxes will be placed at
the following locations: Farmers
Federation, Downs and Dowdle,
county agent's office. Owenby's
store at Nantahala, Brown's store
at Nantahala, Anderson's store at
Telllco, Fouts' store, Swafford's
store, Rlckman's store, Crawford's
store. Pressley's store, Scaly post
office, Parrish's store. Bob Estes
service tatlon, Moses' service sta
tion. Huscusson's store. Hyatt's
station. Gene Bateman's store.
McCoy's store, and the Soil Con
servation Service office In Frank
Eight Macon County students
are competing for the $2,000
ALCOA Foundation scholarship
being offered the sons and daugh
ters of employes of ALCOA'S sub
sidiary. Nantahala Power and
W. O. Crawford, of Franklin,
chairman of the area selection
committee for the scholarship
competition, lists them as Jame>
McCollum. Jack Hyde. Barbara
Jean Roper. William Clayton
Richardson. Harold Elliott. Pa
tricia Dockery, George Eston
Cook, and Claudette Leatherman.
The next step for the students
will be taking the college entrance
examination. This probably will be
some time in January.
One scholarship Is offered an
nually by ALCOA to the sons and
daughters of Its North Carolina
Also serving on the area selec
tion roirmittee with Mr. Craw
ford is Harry Corbin, . Franklin
"How Is the pig.
Where did he go?
Not a clue to his hiding.
And why did he go?
The poetry and the puzzle
both are Dewey Corbin's. of the
Holly Springs community.
And the system from his en
counter with a pig ? a little pig
? that Was destined for the
8aid pig began acting funny.
A couple of days of this and
Mr. Corbin took him from the
pen, thinking said pig was about
dead. He left the pig laying In
the sunshine while he went to
a neighbor's home to borrow a
22 rifle shell to put the pig out
of its misery.
On his return he got a fleet
ing glimpse of the porker as It
moved at a pretty fast trot to
a little creek nearby.
That was 10 days ago. Has
anyone seen Mr. Corbin's
Thanksgiving dinner running
The fifth Sunday all-day sing- '
Ing convention will meet at the >
courthouse Sunday, starting at 10 )
a.m. All singers are invited to f
attend. *' "
The Southern division singing
convention will meet Saturday
night at 7:30 at the Black Moun- (
tain Baptist Church. It has been t
announced by Ervln Moffltt, presi- ,
Western Carolina Telephone
Moving Business Office To
New $60,000 Building Here
SUPERINTENDENT IS HONORED
* Mr*. Eloiae G. Pott* (center), who is resigning this week as
superintendent of public welfare, is shewn receiving a gift from
Mrs. H. T. Horsiey, on behalf of the welfare department staff.
Watching is H. H. Plemmans, chairman of the welfare board,
who ?lso presented Mrs. Potts a gift from the board members.
The picture was made Saturday night at a reception tor Mrs.
Potts at the Methodist church. A story about the reception may
be found inside this issue. (Staff Photo)
TO PLAY RABUN GAP ?
Basketball To Make Debut
Tuesday Night In Franklin
Basketball will make Its 1958
debut In the Franklin High gym
next Tuesday night, December 2,
when the lads and lassies meet
Ration Gap in non-conference
The girls, coached by Mrs. Rose
Corbln, will lead off the twin-bill
at 7:30. Coach C. K. (Ike) Olson
will send his boys on the floor
First teams will not be an
nounced by the coaches until next
Boys reporting out for practice
include Harold Elliott. Larry
Brooks, Bobby Corbln, Harold
Henry. Doug Baird. Doug Pearson.
Don liedford, Ouy Duvall. Jim
Nolen, Clayton Richardson. Tom
my Roten. Kenneth Hall. Jim
Franklin, Ronnie Higdon, Bills
Dills, Jimmy Williams. Wade
Waldroo*. Wayne Justice, Tex
Cofbbt; Tom Riser. BIHy Craw
ford, Wade Cabe. Tom Hughes
Jimmy Cabe. and Bobby Dennis.
On the girls' roster are Claud
ette Leatherman. Barbara Carpen
SEE NO. 1. PAOE 12
GARAGE DESTROYED ?
Fires (AH Varieties) Keep
Firemen, Foresters Moving
Fires (forest and otherwise)
came in big bunches the past week
over the county.
Tinder-dry conditions spawned
several forest blazes and the
Franklin Volunteer Fire Depart
ment caught more than its share
of alarms, especially Saturday.
Forest officals yesterday (Tues
day) were still looking at a rain
less sky and hoping Qov. Luther
Hodges would, as they had re
quested. close the forests to hunt
ing until rain eases the situation.
About 50 seres of U.S. Forest
land burned last Tuesday in the
Stillhouse Branch section of
resenta. Some 25 men. fighting
the blaze in rugged terrain and
under adverse conditions, man
aged to cut off the fire before it
spread. The fire fighters were 01
zanized under wardens Neville
Buchanan. James Bjchanan. Max
Parrish, and Bob Southard. Yes
erday. a week later, men were
still patrolling the fire area ana
will continue to until it rains, ac
cording to Wayah District Ranger
W. L. Nothstein.
Two minor fires also were re
ported in the Skeenah section last
Thursday and Sunday.
Ranger Nothstein decribes the
forest fire situation here as
"critical" and he urges the co
operation of everyone, particular
ly hunters, in exercising can. .on.
Three alarms were answered
Saturday by Franklin volunteers.
The first, in the morning, was to
extinguish an oil stove blaze at
the fruit stand on the corner of
Phillips and Palmer In the after
noon, firemen rolled out (o battle
a small forest fire near the Craw
ford subdivision off US 64 west.
They'd no more than returned to
the garage when a brush fire
alarm was sounded behind Van (
Raalte in East Franklin.
Monday afternoon <see picture i
above', the truck left the city (
limits to fight a garage fire at i
Otto. ' I
Company plans W
mercial office into i rt?
new $60,000 building Fridayt
ready for busines.
Also, plans for installing Frank
lin s dial equipment we n?**
along, according to Frank Dean,
The company's commercial of
fice is at present on ^
floor of the Burrelt BuiWlng.
exchange over the
Store will continue to opera??
there until the dial conversion a
made and then it will be closed.
Mr. Dean explained.
Although the date has not been
confirmed, he said the :
date for cutting in" U? IWWJ
tem here is May IT. 1??
75 per cent of the ^
Is now on hand and the *?$??
expected to be dipped to D^
ber. The manufacturer will send
a crew here soon to Install and
building between Angel Clinic and
the theatre started in May U
is a modernistic one^tory brie*
veneer building with a full base
"'to discussing the new building.
Mr. Dean cleared up some spec
ulatlon about the 40-foot tower
"hat has been constructed war
bv. It will be used with a mir~o
wnve system for tol
Th s system, he explsf-?->, ^
vied to carry many toll
something like this: TrU ca.te
Mors at the same time." works
.ill be transmitted bv ra-to e^Jip
irert through an antenna pUced
?? top of the tower to * siwlla.
tow'r on Cow? Bald. On Cowee
SEE NO. 3. PAGE 12
Maconians pxan to quietly
brate Thanksgiving. 19??. 4* ;
church and with family and
friends around dinner ?able.
Schools will be closed for two
days (Thursday and Friday) bat
most merchant* plan to cloae odl?'
Thursday. Some public office*
however, will take two days.
At 9 a.m. Thanksgiving, a union
?ervtce is scheduled in Franklin
at the Methodist church. Deliver
ing the Thanksgiving message this
vear will be the Rev. Donn K.
I,angfitt. pastor of the Presby
terian church. Persons of all de
nominations are invited to attend
Mr. Langftt*'s sermon Is entitled.
?Give thanks Alwpys to God."
A large number of college stu
dents already are arriving home
for the holidays, many of them
v,- th classmates.
Fir hunters. Thanksgiving also
has another si^e. It signals the
opening of rabbit and quail sea
Robert C. (Bob) Carpenter,
president of the Franklin Rotary
Club, was guest speaker in Clay
ton last Thursday at the luncheon
meeting of the Clayton Rotary
Club. In his talk, Mr. Carpenter
contrasted Communism and Amer
FRANKLIN FIREMEN are shown hofltnf Arm
>tt?. The farape burned and a ronsidrrab'e am
:20 p. m., whrn a welding lurch limited riwlln
itely tallowing the tire. (Pen; Dowdle Photo)
i the nutted innMe of
jnt of H|a proent