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74th Year ? No. 27
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, July 2, 1959
Price 10 Cents
THIS FLY-IN business is catch
ing on. The N. C. Aero Club plans
to visit Bryson City and attend
"Unto These Hills" July 17-18.
FOR THOSE OF you wondering
about the "Indian" walking the
streets in town Saturday threaten
ing to scalp everyone, he was a
Macon Theatre come-on for
Disney's movie "Tonka".
IT LOOKS like, after four
years, the county could put a little
water to the colored drinking
fountain on the square. The white
fountain, for that fact, could use
THE 'SMOKY Mountain dog
gers' are working their way to
Hollywood. The PRESS got a
card from them from New Orleans,
where they were visiting Bourbon
Street and the French Quarter.
ANDY REID has opened his
rhodolite mine on Mason Branch
for the season. For the benefit
of you "rockhounds" who don't
know where it is, try going four
and a half miles out NC 28 and
watching for the signs that turn
SPORTS MINDED Maconians
don't hesitate to follow the races;
be they In Daytona Beach or
Waynesville. Looks like some enter
prising promoter around here
would open up a stock car race
track to catch racing drivers in
N.C., S.C., and Georgia.
CAB PASSED through town
Friday. A parrot in a cage on the
front seat was giving wolf whistles
to either women, or men ? depend
ing upon the parrot's sex, which
BEAUTY CONTEST judging is
getting to be the vogue. Harold
Corbin and Sam Gibson have been
invited by Holland McSwain to
judge the contest being held as a
feature of the Wagon Train Cele
bration in Murphy Saturday.
THERE SUBE are a lot of those
foreign cars on the road. Franklin
probably has more of them than
any town its size in this section.
THE CULVERT WORK at the
foot of Town Hill is moving fast
again. They say it won't be long
LEE WOODS hopes to have the
heated pool at his Town Motel
in operation by the Fourth.
PLENTY OF FOLKS are brave
ly facing the heat wave with a
smile. They're the ones who said
last winter they wouldn't com
plain when the welcome warmth
replaced the chilling cold.
THE TOWN has a neat little
gadget that marks parking lines
and the like. It can be operated
by one man.
Plans for a local talent pro
duction, "The Red Stocking Re
vue were announced this week
by the Franklin Junior Woman's
The president, Mrs. Harold Cor
bin, said three performances will
be presented, one in Highlands
and two in Franklin. The High
lands show will be July 30 in the
high school gymnasium, and the
Franklin shows will be July 31
and August 1 at ESst Franklin
A cast of 100 will be in the
show. A director from New York
City is expected to arrive, about
the middle of the month to direct
Miss Esta Mae Childers is chair
man of the project.
Proceeds from "The Red Stock
ing Revue" will be used by the
club to finance a number of pro
jects. including the purchase of
shoes for needy school children,
and the "Children's Clothing
A Murphy player is out at first.
1-71 (Staff Photo)
IN TRI COUNTY LEAGUE ?
All Stars On Top
By a score of 14 to 1, the high-riding Franklin All-Stars broke
the tie for the top spot in the Tri-County League in a game
with Young Harris, Ga., on the local diamond Saturday after-,
A large number of fans were on hand for the game, which also
was broadcast over the local radio station.
Sunday afternoon here, the All-Stars continued their winning
ways by soundly defeating the Murphy All-Stars 16 to 3.
This Saturday, the Fourth of July, Franklin will take on the
best five players from each team in the league In a special All
Star game. It will be held at the East Franklin diamond, begin
ning at 2:45.
In the Young Harris game that put Franklin ahead in the
league, Bobby Womack led the team in the hitting department,
with three for -five. Under the skillful coaching of player-man
ager Orady Corbin, the All-Stars managed to score 14 runs with
16 hits. Norman Seay hit two triples, and was the winning
pitcher, He was relieved in the last inning by Orady Corbin.
Suaday's game moved slowly because of the heat, but the
All-Stars apparently didn't notice it. They pounded out 16 runs.
Bobby Gregory and Harold Corbin led in the batting, getting
two for two and three for four, respectively. The Seay brothers,
Roger and Norman, shared the pitching duties and gave up
only seven hits.
NO SURVEY YET ?
US 64 Highway Project
To Gneiss Is Approved
A relocation 01 a nine-miie
section of US 64 from Franklin
to Highlands has been pro
grammed for 1960-61 by the State
F. L. Hutchison, 14th division
engineer, said yesterday in a tele
Five Macon County resident
were taken to Richard Baker
Hospital in Hickory following an
automobile accident early Satur
day night, June 20, caused by a
driver who failed to stop at a
Henry Passmore, of lower Car
toogechaye, his wife, Roberta, and
their infant daughter, Janie, and
Mr. and Mrs. John Passmore, of
Cowee, were returning from Win
ston-Salem where they bad gone
to get their mother, Mrs. John
Passmore, who had been in the
Baptist Hospital there.
Both bones of Henry Passmore's
leg were broken in two places;
Janie suffered a broken thigh:
and his mother suffered a broken
leg. His wife and his father, suf
fered only minor injuries. Another
passenger suffered a broken knee.
The car in which the Passmore's
vere riding belonged to a M
Haskett, of Hickory, the other
passenger. Both cars were demol
Vacation Bible school will be
held at the Riverview Methodist
Church beginning Monday. July
6. at 9 am., and continuing
through July 10. Gerald Wilson,
Methodist ministerial student, will
assist with the classes.
Ao Aaijs "MR. MACON! AN '
Hi-ya. Neighbors :
(luess about the best thing I can say, what witl
the Fourth of July coming* is:
Don't attend your "own funeral. DRIYK ("ARK
And I thank you,
pnone interview mu no survey
of the proposed project has been
made. The commission's approval
served merely to make the pro
ject official, he explained.
The US 64 project was one of
21, seven in Western North Caro
lina, approved by the commission.
A total of $35,000,000 was allo
cated for the projects.
Mr. Hutchison said no construc
tion figure can be set for the
Macon County job until the survey
has been completed and bids re
ceived. The survey probably will
be done this fall, he said, since
survey crews in his division no-?
are busy. There also is a possibility
the new location will be surveyed
from the air ? a technique being
used by the state since it acquired
an airplane equipped to photo
graph the terrain.
BY JUDGE SLOAN -
Put To I.C.C.
Judge Boyd Sloan, at the publi!
healing Monday into the aband
onment, of the T^llulah Falls RaJ
way, tossed the issue to the Inter
state Commerce Commission, ru!
ing that he lacks jurisdiction tc
pass on the 1933 certificate foi
Held in Gainesville, Ga? a large
delegation of business men from
here attended the meeting to pro
test the abandonment of the 57
mile line that serves this area.
The judge instructed the op
posing attorneys to draft an ordei
for him to sign directing the rail
way receiver, H. L. Brewer, oi
Cornelia, Oa., to ask the I.C.C
for a ruling on the status of its
26-year-old abandonment permit
Southern Railway owns the line
which has been in recelvershit
Judge Sloan said he may pass
on the ruling of the commission
after he hears from It, or th<
decision may go on to a three
judge federal court.
Partial abandonment was urgec
by officials of the Georgia Publl(
Service Commission and the
Georgia Department of Commerc?
June, the storied month for
bride's, has broken all records
here In the marriage license
As of last Thursday (the
25th), 19 muriate licenses had
been issued by the register of
deeds ? an all-time high for any
month here! Most of them were
issued to local couples.
Now in his 19th year as
register of deeds, Lake V. Shope
says he's "never seen anything
to beat H since I've been in
office." He recalls the June Issue
Is larger than the total of the
first four years he was In office.
Licenses have been issued to
John Southards and Maybeli
Co wart; Clyde Jones and Ruth
Ann Crane; John H. Henry and
Sarah L Tailent; John W. Angel
and Hettie EUse T alley ; James
E. Henson and Alfreda Cook;
David F. Patterson and Marion
?inns (of St. Petersburg) ; An
drew P. Holben and Marilyn Ka
line (of Miami) ; Clarence Owens
and Mary Johnson; Johnny E.
Holland and Ann Alice Arnold;
Lloyd J. Stanley and Joyce Ann
McDowell; Charles P. Moses and
Barbaretta Ruth Henson; John
McNeely Dubose and Martha
Ann Stockton; Frank R. Meech
and Patricia Louisa Phillips:
Olln Houston Blanton and Em
ma Jean Fisher I of Jackson
County I ; Jerry L. Young and
Petty Jean Wyalt: James R
Biter (of Seneca, S. C.) and
hula P. Pack, of Pembroke.
Va.l; Nelson Eugene Dowdle
and Mildred Juanita Cassada;
Mac Davis Stanfield and Geneva
Patricia Lcdbetter; and James
E. Williamson and Mildred E.
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LITTLE AND BIG
A little boy, Jimmy Perry, 9, caught himself a milt lily bi|
rainbow trojt Saturday morning on Wayah. It took h;m mr.ri
thatn 10 minutes to land the fish, which weighed a pound ant
a half and was lp Inches lung. Jimmy, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K
Perry. Jr., says he started fishin? "a long lime ago", but he'1
never cuught anything lik? that trout. ' Staff -Photoi
on the grounds tnat the portion
of the line in North Carolina
is responsible fur the line s linan
One spokesman described th>'
situation in North Carolina as a
case of the "tail killing the dog.''
The local "Save the Railroad"
committee was represented at the
hearing by lawyers J. Horner
Stockton and G. L. Houk.
Attending from here, in ad
dition to the lawyers' were Bob j
S. Sloan, committpe chairman, j
Mayor W. C. Burrell. W W. '
Reeves, Grant Zickgraf. Wayne '
Faulkner, Clyde Clark, RuTu-i f
Snyder, L. E. English, J. C. Jacobs, j
Woodrow Dowdle, Sam Morrell, I
and W. A. Hays.
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I Calls Team
The "big time" is calling the
Carson Cloggers. and they plan
to answer with their best dancing
Sunday, July 5. they've been in
vited to dance on the. "Stars of
Tomorrow" show over Channel 11,
WLWA, Atlanta, Ga? at 5:30. Thr
show's master of ceremonies.
Freddie Miller, also wants the
team to audition for a trip to
New York and a national show in
The Cloggers also have been
Invited to dance the third week
in July at "State 4-H Week" in ii
4-H Boys On \
Way To Raleigh j
Pour 4-H clubbers will be in
Raleigh July 6-7 (or state com- ]
petition, after placing third in ?
dairy cattle Judging in a district
contest Wednesday of last week In -
The local team, composed of
Robert Enloe, Charlie Enloe. Billy
Hughes, and Doug Teague, tied '
for third place with Madison. The
team got 1,037 points out of a
Kenneth Perry, assistant agent, '
will accompany the team to Ra- '
About Double i
Tourist registrations at the
Franklin information booth are
running about double to last year,
according to the executive secre
tary, Mrs. Lasca E. Horsley.
She said this has been true
since the booth opened for the
season June 1
A majority of those stopping
by the booth want information j
on the Co wee Ituby Mines, Mrv
Ilorsley said '
- For Chamber
A total of $2,143 has been
raised .so far in the '59 member
ship drive of the Franklin Cham
ber of Commerce. (
This constitutes a little less
; than a third of the $7 500 operat- j
| Int? budpet approved by the men;- )
bership earlier in the \?-ar.
Mrs. Lasca E. Hor: ley. execu- '
g tive secretary, this w.eek reported j
that five volunteer workers still '
??> have not turned in eontirbutions j
from their areas!
To Discuss Meet i
Commander Car. y li I'atton ,
?' wiil speak on the activities of
the slate convention last \w<k |
end in Goldsboio at tomorrow. i
'Friday night's rnretir.q of the J
Macon County Bai racks No. -90 J.
Veterans oi World War I. at the
The meeting is set for 7 :J0 anr
all members, and veterans who
would like to join the barrack-.,
are asked to attend
Commander Patton was the onl\
one from here who attended t'i ?
The Blaine family wiil hold its
* annual reunion Sunday. July 5
| at the home of the late Mr. and
Mrs. 7,. V. Shope, according to an
announcement by the family
secretary, Mrs. R . L>. t\ih Hook.
1 lil?\ ma vs RBI NION
I Til" Dryman renri . .!
V.fld a', the honie of Karl D:yrti ui
< Sir c'.tV.. July 5. F. iei.c5 <::d ! ?' t
tl* cs are urged to ultir.d.
Charlie and David Enloe . . . Top 4-1 1 Gardners
( Staff Photo)
Cousins have tied for first plare
11 the annual 4-H Garden Con
They are Charlie and David
!nloe, both of the Cartoogechaye
?H Club. Charlie js the son of
Jr and Mrs. Harold Enloe. and
David's patents are Mr. and Mrs.
Second place also was a dead
ock between Carol and Linda
raylor, of Holly Springs, anrl
Jewel Pox. of Mountain Grove,
rhird place was won by Dennis
Bryson, of Cullasaja.
Judges were Mrs. Thurman
Kenry. of Burningtown, and Mrs.
/ernon Bryson. of Cullasaja.
Prize money totaling $30 was
>ut up by the Macon County
lural Community Devtlopment
Oters competing in the annual
nntest were David Corbin. Van
ttorta, Michael Bryson. George
Shepherd. Alex Corbin. Branda
Hoses. Gall Holland. Kenneth
Reynolds. Bill Enloe. and Johnnie
GAME IN AFTERNOON -
Is Scheduled Here
Baseball, square dancinii, a
beauty contest, and many other
forms of entertainment will
feature Macon County's celebra
tion of the Fourth of July.
Practically all business estab
lishments plan to close for the day
Saturday, so employes can take
part in the fun here, or visit
friends and relatives in other
East Franklin School will be
All Main Street merchants in
Franklin have decided to clone
Saturday, the 4th. to join in
celebrating the holiday. They'll
be open, however, Monday for
business a a usual.
Some basinemm, it is under
stood, will remain open Satur
day, but will close for the holi
SCORES RUN HIGH ?
Franklin Golfers Defeat
Bryscn City Hera Sunday
Although the heat of the after
noon k? pt scorus hi h. Franklin
;o.lfer& munaued to rfeftat 15: ' ;j;i
ZTity oh th ? local links S'in<la:
jftivtiuon by a score of 20 ' ?_? to
>4 ' .
The victory a'cn-ed
it Brjscto City a coupe of w*. ? ?<
I.ow score of the after noon. 8").
jy-is earned I y a Fiu'.klin p\?y ?
1*0111 Mitchell, of D:.' toi.a M n h.
[?'la . who is vaoatioinnx h,ei<
Pliiyejs complained that, th" ,
heat slowed their names anil
?a used them to mi s :? lot of . hots
The . temperature stayed in th
tiiith 80 s alio low 90' ; nokt of t)i
alt moan, and the abs'tic? of .1
f.iolin.u ir.ountain brc"/e m m!v the
l:t at leavy. Although 40 ? > if ..-.
l>|;r . (i. only < ? .*' bmii'-. v. t ?
rai dv.I as si o! ? :.t :? m f u}>
Other l'-w s oi* ? ? .John
M A hi r. Jr . !?'. ai-khn , 1' Bii'
Li.n: !,ai;a r. I . v .oil G t,v. HI. J. id:
V'ltharns. i 3 1 " v . > i Cj v ; ? ]<,j
W lk or Piar.K'Mi, i'M .
WUi'i.iim'Oii. Franklin. i.4 IV'
M ?? forr!. Bryvn c.'ry. <\\ llui f'i
Con.1 tan<?\ Bryson City VA and
i-oiii An *' 1. III. Frank'in. J, 4
the scene of a baseball game that
promises to attract a large crowd
by virtue of being admission free.
This game, set tor 2:45 p.m., will
send the Franklin All-Stars, cur
rently the leaders of the Tri-Coun
ty League, against a picked team
of star players from the othjr
teams in the league.
Normally, the All-Stars use the
county-owned lot on US 23-441
for their games. However, they
switched this game to East Frank
lin because the county lot is being
used by a carnival.
A night ceelbratlon of the
Fourth will be sponsored on the
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UtANKI.lVS GORDON Forester is shown preparing to drive dming Sunday's match here
between Franklin and Bryson City. Watching are <1. to K) Boss doer, of Franklin. Joe i?avis,
I.. . t < in,; Hush ( onstance, Brvson City. I rink!. i win: (Sttff Fhotd?