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74th Year ? No. 18
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, April; 30, 1959
Price 10 Cents
FRANKLIN HIGH students were
keeping the ball point pens hot
Monday. The '59 annuals were
handed out ? and beauties they
THE TOWN may have profited
after all from the labor hearing.
Practically everyone in the court
room found a parking ticket on
their car when they fell out at
the end of the first day's testi
Jl'ST WHEN it looked like we
were in for a little dry weather,
comes the rain Tuesday. How
many more waterlogged days until
TOMMY M'NISH. son of Mr.
an? Mrs. E. M. McNish, of Wayah
Valley, has passed all his scholastic
test* for entrance into the U. S.
Air Force Academy.
YOU CAN sympathize with
Sheriff J. Harry Thomas having
to "call out" absent defendants
In court; especially if they've got
a last name like one at the last
term. His name was Heirakiyi.
ASHEVILLE will be the host
for the 13th annual W.N.C. Soap
Bo* Derby July 18. Any local boy
war-ting to construct a soap box
racer and enter can be sponsored
by the local Jaycees.
LEE WOODS has one of those
lawn, mowers you ride and he was
really cutting in high cotton at
his motel the other day.
? WESTERN AUTO Store needed
water wings Sunday. During some
water line repairs a faucet was
opened. When the water was
turned back on the open faucet
went unnoticed and flooded the
THE NEWEST racket in the
country, shrubbery stealing, has
come to Franklin. The DeSoto
Trail Restaurant in East Franklin
reports someone uprooted two box
woods from their island in the
A BAYLOR UNIVERSITY fresh
man, Miss Dwain Horsley, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Horsley,
recently scored 146 on special
psychology tests and has been
advised that she placed in the
top two per cent of all college
students in the country taking
not only wants to provide jobs
for those who have had to leave
home, but also to put those to
work who are having to "tough
it out" right here at home. Your
33 cents is needed.
Congressman David M. Hall's
"eai Friday", Mrs. Edith P. Alley,
"had a wonderful time" in Macon
County last Thursday and Friday.
Here for chats with voters in
terested in afairs of the 12th Con
gressional District, she was in
Franklin Thursday and in High
lands the next day.
Leaving Saturday morning by
bus to return to the district office
In Waynesville, Mrs. Alley said
voters talked with her about a
variety of matters, from education
end highways to problems of the
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my
self." she declared.
She was guest of honor at
luncheons in both towns.
By Club Women
A large number of local home
demonstration women led "model"
lives yesterday i Wednesday).
Which is to say, they modeled
clothes they had made for some
200 attending their annual Spring
Held at Cullasaja School, the
review theme was, "Springtime of
The individual clubs furnished
narrators, who explained each
rarment as it was modeled. Chil
<iren's, as well as women's
fashions were featured.
W. W Sloan and Mac Ray Whit
aker represented the Nantahala
Power and Light Company the
southeastern safety meeting in Hot
Springs, Ark., last week.
PRESS CAMERA VISITS
Students Run Town
"Town Clerk" Claiulette Leatherman helps acting
Clerk Ray Swafford with the water statements.
George Conley, town meter reader, let "meter
reader" Geneva' Ledbetter write a parking ticket
while "Ma^or" Bud Shope checks.
"Sheriff" Larry Brooks and Sheriff J. Harry Thom
as stand and watch Mrs. Kate M. Wrinn, clerk of
court, show "Clerk" Mary Lou Cabe how to make
a docket entry.
"Register of Deeds" Janice Bowman and "Coro
ner" Frances Alexander help Mrs. Lake V. Shope
proofread a legal document going on file.
"Police Chief" Don Ledford helps C hief Sid Carter
tally up the week's parking meter collections.
7 FOR 6 SEATS ?
Franklin Voters Going
To Polls Next Tuesday
Tuesday will be election day In
Franklin with a voters' choice of
seven candidates for the six alder
Mayor W. C. Burrell is unop
posed for his fourth term as head
of the town government.
The polling place In the town
hall will be open from 6:30 a.m
to 6:30 p.m.
Five incumbents are seeking re
election, A. O. Casle, Dr. J. W
Kahn. William < Bill > Bryant. E.
C. Shook, and Prelo Dryman. Two
newcomers in the race are Frank
L. Henry. Jr.. and Herman Dean.
WINNERS ARE LISTED ?
Macon 4-H Clubbers Tops
In District Competition
Macon 4-H clubbers walked
off with a number of top
awards at the district "demon
stration day" in Ashe-vllle Sat
Cartoogechaye Senior 4-H
Club took first place in the
club officer events In individ
ual officer events, Jean Dills,
president of Carson community
Club. Spike Maddox, vice-presi
dent of Cartoogechaye, and
Suzanne Cunningham, secretary
of Carson, took first places.
Sandra Henson, of Union
Senior, won first in entomology,
while a second place was won
by Brenda Cunningham and
Peggy Dills, of Franklin High,
in the vegetable and fruit use
Bin" awards were won by Id
eal groups and individuals in
the following categories: Car
son Square Dance Team, talent;
Ann Middox, reporter; Peggy
Dills, public speaking; Bill
Hughes and Kenneth Reynolds,
wildlife; Robert Enloe, tractor;.
Robert and Charlie Enloe, dairy
Red awards went to Mary
Cabe and Glenda Lee, electric;
Linda and Frances Taylor, veg
etable and fruit production;
Elizabeth Ammons, dairy foods;
Patsy Corbln and Jewel Fox,
dairy foods team; Mix Morgan;
Alex Corbin and Homer Mor
gan won i white award for
their electric demonstration and
Raymond Shepherd and Lyle
McGaha got one for their soil
and water demonstration.
Agents and leaders attending
the Asheville event included
County Agent T. H. Fagg, Mrs.
Florence S. Sherrill, home
agent, Mrs. Jessie D. Cabe, as
sistant agent, Kenneth Perry,
assistant ,ag?nt, Mrs. Jim Cun
ningham, Mrs. 'Turner Dills,
Mrs. Thomas Wilson, Mrs. G. B.
Reynolds, Mrs. Earl Cabe, Mrs.
JPtjiy Wajlace, Mrs. Parker Nor
ton, and Mrs. J. M. Maddox.
By N. C. E. A.
Tomorrow (Friday) night, the
Macon County unit of the N.C.
Education Association will hold
its annual banquet in the Franklin
High Cafeteria at 7:30.
A number of special guests have
been invited to attend.
To New Power
Franklin's radio station WFSC
will begin broadcasting .as a
1,000 watt station Tuesday, ac
cording to the station manager.
Edwin P. Healy.
The station recently was grant
ed permission to boost Its power
from 500 to 1.000 Uf the F.C.C.
Also, the station is now broad
casting from its new Lake Emory
studio, on the site of its trans
mitter and tower?
Mr. Hcaly said a formal open
house at the new studio is planned
Several Maconians will be on
hand May 2-3 at Catalooche
Ranch, near Waynesville, for a
special gathering of Smoky Moun
tain "timber cruisers".
It will mark the 30th anniver
sary of the timber cruising project
for the N. C. Park Commission,
which bought the land for the
state and, in turn, donated it to
the federal government for Mir
Smoky Mountain National Park.
This also will be the first time
the "timber cruisers" have met
since completing the job.
Two local men. W. N. Sloan and
Tom Porter, were engineers on the
project. "Timber cruisers" from
here included W. L. Nothstein.
Theo Siler. Hawton Williams, and
Victor Denton. Most of them plan
to attend the gathering.
A voluntary safety check lane
(or automobiles will be operated
in Franklin May 18-19-20, accord
ing to Hall Callahan, who is
county safety chairman for the
N. C. Department of Motor
Local motor companies will
furnish mechanics to inspect
vehicles at the check lane.
This year's theme will be "Circle
of Safety". Each vehicle passing
the Inspection will receive a
special windshield sticker, Mr.
The lane will operate on West
Main Street near the R. S. Jones
VETS TO MEET
The Veterans of World War I
of U S A . Macon County Barracks
No. 906, will" meet Friday night
at 7:30 at the courthouse.
HERE FROM GUAM
Airman 2/c Qeorge Baker Is
spending a 30-day leave with his
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Baker. He will return to Guam,
in the Pacific, at the end of his
leave. His wife and two children
will remain here.
By BOB S. SLOAN
When I purchased this news
paper nearly two years ago. a part
of the sale agreement with my
former partner. Weimar Jones,
was that if he so desired he could
furnish all the material for the
editorial page for the next 10
Therefore I. at that time,
stopped a column which we had
carried for some time. Because,
from time to time, people have
asked me to start the column
again. I have decided to try it
once more. The opinions will be
strictly my own an'* may from
time to time be at variance with
the opinions expressed on the
editorial page. This column will
be carried elsewhere in the paper.
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The people of Mucon County
should begin to think about union
ism. They, should .try to learn sill
that they can and study about
how, if unions came here, it would
effect not only the economy of our
county but also our general way
of life. 1
We say this because we feel that
with the coming of our first large
industry. Van Raaltt, we became
a potential target for union or
ganization. With the addition of
the Burlington subsidiary, the
Franklin Hosiery Company, the
potential for union organization
increased and we have become
more of a target
As I recently stated In the
paper. I feel that the coming of
unions to Macon county would
bring far more harm than good,
and I think that there are an
increasing number of signs that
nation-wide more harm than good
is being done by labor organiza
I At present, the biggest threat
to our economy staying on ap
even keel Is Inflation. Much of the
unemployment existing today Is
caused because producers In
foreign countries are underselling
us. A recent survey conducted by
U.8. NEWS and WORLD RE
PORT gave the chief cause for
our extra cost as high labor cost.
Here arc a few examples: Ameil
can-made nails cost $9 80 per 100
lbs, American labor costs $2 90
per hour: foreign nails. $7.90 per
100 lbs. foreign labor costs. 90c
per hour: Steel flatware ? Ameri
can-made cost $2.32 a dozen, with
a labor cost of $2.13 an hour: the
Japanese cost is 84c a dozen with
a labor cost of 22c an hour.
Similar examples may be found
In fishing tackle, clocks type
writers. clothespins, cameras,
SEE NO I, PAOE 12
MAYOR BURRELL CONTRIBUTES TO OPERATION BOOTSTRAP'
To start the ball rolling, Mayor W. C. Burre II dropped a S.r? bill into one of the many "Oper
ation Bootstrap" collection cans to be found over the county. A 12-couniy project that seeks to
raise .money to publicize Western North Carolina as in industrial and tourist "paradise", "Opera
tion Bootstrap Days" will be Friday and Saturday. Explorer Scouts, with the help of the Macon
Search and Rescue Squadron and the highway patrol, will set up collection roadblocks Saturday.
Cub Scouts will conduct house-to-house collections in Franklin. A number of rural communities
are organized for door-to-door collections also. "Operation .Bootstrap" hopes to get 33 cents from
every main, woman, antf child in W. tfrC. (Staff Photo >
Under Way Here
P.-T. A. PRESIDENT
Mrs. C. K. Olson is the new
president of the Franklin P.-T.
A. for 1959-60. Namejf to serve
with her at an election held
Monday of last week were Mrs.
H. Bueck, vice-president, Mrs.
Fred Vaughn, secretary, an<l
Rafe Teague, treasurer. The
new officers were instated at
The hearing by thr Nutlonnl
Labor Relations Board into al
ledged violations of employe rights
under Taft-Hartley law by the
Franklin Hosiery Company was
still under way yesterday ? Wednes
day > afternoon at press time.
Max Ooldman, of the board's
Washington. D. C.. staff, is con
ducting the hearing, which opened
Franklin Hosiery C o m p a n y
denies the charges. , which were
made by the American Federation
of Hosiery Workers, following the
discharge of Dolpha Fouts and
Boyd Holland, both Macon Coun
ty men. The A.F.H W. charge,
they were fired because of their
union activities Company officials
have testified the men were dis
charged for not attending their
knitting machines and for ex
cessive "horse play".
The N.L.R.B attorney. John
Dyer, of Winston -Salt in. is being
assisted by the A F.H.W attorney.
Robert Cahoon. of Greensboro.
Whltefoid Blakney, of Charlotte.
Js handllni! the defense for the
ho Me iv plant.
Following are the highlights of
the lirst two days ot testimony:
MONDAY: The board's at
torney called six witnesses to
the stand to testify opening
day. including Supt. Stephen A.
Bundy, Dolpha Fouts and Boyd
Holland, former employes the
union charges were discharged
from the plant because of their
union activities. Both men ad
mitted they had contacted the
labor union for help after the
plant upped production. Mr.
Holland said this would cut
wages. On the stand, Mr. Bun
dy said Mr. Fouts was fired
from his job because he did not
stay at his machine. He said
Mr. Holland was released for
several reasons, including horse
play, going into the off-limits
warehouse, and threatening
other employes. The superinten
dent also denied being across
from The T->wn Motel the
night before the early morning
alleged beating of union organ
ic' r Robert D Beame.
TUESDAY : Sixteen witnesses
took the .stand, with the de
fcn.se presenting its side of the
story Witnesses were specifical
ly ask d if any company of
ficials had discussed the union
with them at any time. Some
quoted .* iij "I'vis )!1 Dan Stewart
as saying the ringleaders of the
?union faction In the plant
would !;ave to go. but, on cross
examination, they admitted that
none of the so-called leaders
discussed by the supervisor had
been discharged. During the ex
amination of Clyde Poole, a su
pervisor under whom Mr Fouts
and Mr Holland worked, nine
slips, submitted as written rep
rimands of the two men for
staying away from their ma
chines and horseplay, were en
tered as evidence by the de
fense. Mr. Poole said he wasn't
aware that either of the two
SEE NO 2. PAGE 12
HAVE YOU GIVEN?
Local Cancer Campaign
Reaches Half-Way Mark
Macon County's campaign to
raise funds for the American
Caitcer Society has reached the
half-way mnlrk. according to th ?
chapter president, Mrs. Lester
As of Monday, she had on hand
$733.19. She hopes to raise about
$1,500 for the campaign.
Saturday, through the efforts of
school girls. $16.71 was collected
in the downtown area.
Mrs. Conley urges all community
organizations to hold benefits ;i
soon as possible so sire can dose
Contributors in the past week
include Van Rualtf^ $40. Culln
.saja Rural Community Develop
ment organization. $10; Cartoom;
chaye Home Demonstration Club.
$5. Bethel Methodist Church.
$22.70; Franklin Hosiery Com
pany. $25; Cowi Community De
velopment Organization. $10; and
Snow Hill Methodist Church.
F. H. S. ANNUALS GIVEN OUT
Annuals were handed nut Monday at franklin Hi*h School.
Shown admirinc one ?( the mew yearbooks are Mrs. Anne P.
Btddlr, advisor, and the yearbook editor, Miss Katrina Elmore.
Th# w.ok'H t.-mjK>r?tur?M and rainfall b*low
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Hi*h Low Rain
Wed.. 22nd 63 50 .08
Thursday 60 31 .16
Friday 64 28 .00
Saturday 71 32 qo
Sun'day 77 41 oo
Monday 79 50 qq
Tuesday 81 49 .00
Wednesday 73 44 .31
Wed , 22nd 60 55> 04
Thursday 67 35 .00
Friday 71 29 .00
Saturday 79 33 qq
Sunday 79 41 go
Monday 81 50 .00
Tuesday 73 59 00
Wednesday 45 22