gftt ISjiaWaflfo* IHaconian
74th Year ? No. 28
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, July 9, 1959
ON THL-: INSIDE ?
WHO'S BEEN WHERE AND
FOR WHAT ?
Staff correspondents of THE
PRESS keep the Inside pages
of this newspaper alive with
news about your friends and
neighbors Read the inside
pages from top to bottom and
you'll know Macon County.
Price 10 Cents
FRIDAY TRAFFIC was hand
led efficiently by Policeman
Homer Cochran, who stationed
himself on Main Street and
kept autos moving. This should
be done all the time if an of
ficer is available. He found that
people creeping along hoping to
run upon someone vacating a
parking place caused most of
THAT WAS A good crowd
up town for the Fourth of July
events Saturday night. Everyone
seemed to be enjoying the ef
forts of the Jaycees to do some
thing about the lack of enter
tainment in town.
EACH MAOONIAN should con
sider it a privilege to serve as
a "Macon County Ambassador"
to visitors in the area. A cour
teous answer can do more than
a full page in LIFE magazine
toward convincing people that
we're friendly here.
TERRY &ANFORD, the Fay
etteville attorney who has a
hankering to be governor of
the Tar Heel State, was In
town Monday doing some hand
shaking. He was en route home
from the Wagon -Train celebra
tion in Murphy.
THE CARSON Cloggers are
Taislng money to finance some
of their coming dancing trips,
one to Raleigh and another to
New York. They sold goodies
to the Fourth of July crowd
along Main Street Saturday and
will have a rummage sale Sat
urday morning if the weather
THE CO WEE RUBY Mines
have been doing land office
business for the past week. Let's
keep 'em digging.
WONT BE long now before
the traffic starts over the cul
vert at the foot of Town Hill.
All the concrete has been pour
ed. All that needs to be done is
fix the approaches.
PAVING CREWS even worked
into the night last week pre
paring the apron of Manson
Stiles' new Texaco station for
LEE WOODS did it! Got that
swimming pool (heater, yet) at
his motel ready for use by the
THIS MONTH'S A.OJ.A. PI
LOT, official publication of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilot's As
sociation, has a travel feature
on a mountain vacation. In ad
dition to good general informa
tion about Franklin and the
surrounding area, the story has
an aerial view of the Franklin
Airport, taken during last year's
"Pilots Ruby Rendezvous", "and
one of some women digging for
rubies in Cowee Valley.
JIM TYSINGER was the one
who put those new parking
lines down one day last week.
He used the town's new paint
THERE Seem TO be a lot of
dollars dropping i . town now
from tourist hands. Strange
faces can be spotted in stores
all over town.
MACONIANS HELPED Mur
phy celebrate at the big Fourth
Wagon Train shindig. Sam Gib
son helped judge the beauty
contest and a lot of local faces
dotted the huge crowd that fill
ed the town.
THIS YEAR'S carnival crowds
appeared to behave. Only a
couple or three incidents of
trouble were reported.
THERE'S , STILL talk of a
huge motel for East Franklin.
Contrary to some dire predic
tions, the existence of another
motel will serve only to stimu
late more business. People al
ways like to gather where
there's a crowd.
SOME OF the big ruby and
sapphire finds here have been
making the headlines all over
East F ranklin
Franklin police are investi
gating two break-ins at estab
lishments in East Franklin.
Nothing of value was taken
Two buns were missing from
the De Soto Trail Restaurant
following a break-in through a
back window last Thursday
night. Lee's Amoco Station was
entered Saturday night.
THE PRESS CAMERA VISITS
Franklin's Fourth Celebration
TWO- YEAR-old Deborah
Lynne Green just couldn't re
sist doing a little buck dancing
with the grown-ups Saturday
LAST YEAR'S "Miss Fourth", Mrs. Margaret Johnson Chil
ders, is shown crowning the new queen, Miss Jane Mallonee. The
beauty event featured the night celebration.
THE CUMBERLAND Mountaineers picked and pl'ayed for square and' buck dancing at the
courthouse Saturday night.
ALL-STARS VICTORIOUS ?
Quiet Fourth Spent Here;
Miss Mallonee Is Crowned
It was a quiet, but festiv?
Fourth of July here.
No serious accidents were re
ported. For the most part, Ma
conians stayed off the high
ways, took in the afternoon
baseball game and the outdoor
celebration in town that night.
The league-leading Franklin
All-Stars showed fans the form
that keeps them on top by de
feating the Tri-County All
Stars 12 to 9 at East Frank
lin. The latter team was made
up of the best players from the
teams in the . league. Roger Seay
was the winning pitcher. Grady
Corbin led in batting, with four
for fbur. Sunday, the All-Stars
extended their winning ways' by
beating Hiawassee 5 to 4 in Ilia
wassee. Grady Corbin was the
winning pitcher. Roger and
Norman Seay each got two for
two in hitting. Sunday, the
Dr. Thomas J. Huff, a native
Of Ashevllle, Is preparing to
open an office for the practice
of dentistry in the Notel Build
ing In Franklin.
He expefets to be open about
the middle of this month in the
offices formerly used by radio
A graduate of Wake Forest
College and the University of
North Carolina Dental School,
Dr. Huff Is married and has
three children. He will move his
family here soon.
Jack Hudson, a partner In
the law firm of Potts and Hud
son here since last September.
Is returning to his home town
He will be associated there
with Lewis P. Hamlin.
The Potts and Hudson office
will be closed here, Mr. Hudson
said this week. He plans to be
here, however, "off and on"
through the next term of Su
All-Stars will play Young Har
ris at 3 p. m. on the local dia
Highlight of the Fourth cele
bration that night on the west
side of the courthouse was the
crowning of "Miss Fourth of
July". Out of 16 contestants,
the judges selected Miss Jane
Mallonee, daughter of Mrs.
George Mallonee. She was
crowned by Mrs. Margaret
Johnson Childers, last year,'s
winner. Runners-up were Misses
Jane Cagle and Betty Cloer.
Other contestants were San
dra Norton, Jean Dills, Gail
Fernaudez, Linda Shope, Ruth
Dehart, Beatrice Pruett, Linda
Whitaker, Cherry Vaughn,
Polly Hedden, Nora Stewart,
Carol Calloway, Sara Lee Bry
son, and Dorothy Stockton.
Music for free square danc
ing was furnished by the Cum
Mrs. Sets or
With her characteristic disdain
for publicity, Mrs. Christine Eliza
beth Cloer Setser celebrated her
100th birthday Sunday.
A few members of her family
dropped by. there was a birthday
cake, but no "official" celebration.
And still no pictures with the
cake! She has taken a firm 'Stand
against having her picture made
for years. Sunday was no ex
Mrs. Setser lives in the Car
toogechaye section with her daugh
ter Mrs. W. R. (Bill i Wa(droop.
Meeting Is Called
Mrs. L. B. Bryant, executive
secretary of the North Carolina
Association for Retarded Children,
will be In Franklin Monday, July
13, for a meeting at 8 pm. at
the Franklin High School library.
Bill Raby. local chairman, urges
that all interested persons attend
this meeting, in order that an as
sociation for retarded children hi
Macon County ir.ay be organized.
John !Vf. Archer, Jr., of Frank
lin, has been reelected to the
board of trustees of the Chero
kee Historical Association. ,The
association produces the out
door drama, "Unto These Hills".
At the association's meeting
last week, it was announced
that attendance at Oconalul'tee
Indian Village is up 6.9 per
cent over last seasun, and up
24 per cent at the Museum of
the Cherokee Indian, other
projects of the association. Ad
vance reservations for "Into
These Ilills", which tops all out
door dramas in attendance, are
up 23.7 per cent.
Are Coming For
Georgia's "Flying Rebels" have
scheduled a ruby-digging fly-in
here July 18-18.
About 10 to IS airplanes are ex
erted. according to Richard
Parker, of Andrews, who is as
sisting the local chamber of com
merce with arrangements.
The folowlng week end 'July
25-26) has been selected as a rain
date for the event.
The "Plying Rebels" will be
guests of the Jaycees the night
of the 18th at a square dance at
Slagle Memorial Building.
East Franklin School will be
the scene of a singihg Saturday
night at 7:30. it has been announ
ced. All singers are invited.
County Budget Okayed;
Tax Rate Unchanged
Wate r Bond Vote
Called By Town
A municipa' e'ection to -sound public scntinicnt <>n
floating a $3.;,M;tXH>on<l issue to.improve-the town's
outdated water' s\ stem has I )??-.- n e il'ed l>y the I "l ank
li 11 Hoard of 'Aldermen.
The hoard lias instructed Town Attorney -K. S.
Jones to tak ? fk .? necessary steps toward holding
It probal>l \ will he hel?l in early September, he
said this week.
At the board's session Monday night, the motion
to hold an election was made by Or. |. \V. Kahn.
Alderman Frank 1?. Henry, Jr.. offered the .second.
In making his motion, Dr. Kahn said the survey
made Several years ago by Ilarwood and Beebe, an
engineering firm of Spartanburg, S. C., could serve
as a pattern for future improvements.
However, lie said, the important thing at present
is to "find out if the people are willing to go along
with the improvements".
'The Harwood and Beebe survey picks Cartooge
chaye Creek, near Franklin Hosiery Company, as the
ideal site for a reservoir dam ajid a filtering plant
with a capacity of a million gallons per day. Such a
plant would cost about $35(),0(X), including a number
of new mains to the present storage tanks.
A check also is being made by the town attorney
to make sure the town can legally float the boiid
issue. Monday night Mr. Jones told the board he
was almost sure it could be done.
ALDERMEN BUY AND FIRE;
YEAR'S BUDGET ADOPTED
Future water storage, dismissal
of two police officers, and pur
chase of a new garbage truck were
among Items of business trans
acted Monday night by the Frank
lin Board of Aldermen in a session
that went into the early hours of
Also, the machinery for a mu
nicipal election for a water bond
issue was put in motion, Ray
Swafford was hired for 1959-60
as town clerk and tax collector.
and a new fiscal budget was
acopted (see related stories). Mr.
Swaf ford lias been serving as act
ins? clerk since the recent death
of C. O. Ramsey.
During a lengthy discussion 011
the town's mounting water prob
lems, a representative of the R.
L. Co'e Company, of Atlanta. Ga
was asked by the board to pre
pare estimates on three proposal
and return them for study within
SEE NO. 1, PAGE 6
DR. JORDAN PREACHING ?
Will Begin Sunday
Franklin's annual ? intort'enomi-,
national evnngi listre seV:i< s (.pen's
Sunday night at is o'clock at the
Friendship Tabernacle w,ith Dr.' C.
Ray J or don. professor of preach
ing at the Candle!' School o.
Theology of Emory University, as
Long a high spot of religious
activities, the w ek-long scries also
will have Professor A. Edcar
Lynch, of Oalr.pbell College. Buii .?
CrefHc, as the song leader and
Services will begin nightly at
The Rev. R. R. Standley, taber
nacle fund treasurer, says a? free
will offeung will be taken each
night to cover the cost of con
ducting the series. He estimates
this year's will cost about $450.
Other "assignments" for the
series include: tabernacle care.
Naaman Elliott and Elbert Angel
trustee, and others; parking,
Horace "Red" Nolen; ushering.
Mac Whitaker, Mr. Nolan, Henry
W. Cabe, directors, with the help
of Boy Scouts; public address
system, the Rev. Bill Shields and
the Rev. R. D Burnette: and
piano, furnished by the First Bap
A widely-known evangelistic
leader. Dr. Jordan is a graduate
of Duke, Emory, and Yale Uni
versities. Author of many books, a
world traveler who Is well ac
quainted with the Middle East and
Central Europe, he Is an able
worker in national and world con
ferences for the Methodist church
and has been pastor of several
leading churches In the Western
North Carolina Conference.
?Professor Lynch is a teacher of
voice at Campbell College He
has worked with the Baptist Home
Missions Board and as an in
dependent evangelistic singer for
'.'ft y? ? He . will orjjai.i/c unci
le ad bwth adult and Jut'Im < hoV
of v olui.t < or .sinf'.fj.s from the coun
. : : r "s Preacher
i. >o):sor of the eVan '/ listic i->
1 rl.t \: i.On" Goui.iy Minis*' i 1
As o< i i'Soh. of which tlic Ur v.
Donn K. I/in.Kiitt' P' sident. A
rotation system is used by th,*
'?! ii \ in select) r? visitintf
preachers. The Methodists arc in
charge this year.
With I ho county wide tax rate remaining unchang
ed at the Macon Board ot County Commis
sioners h; adopted a Ijf) 1 < >.1 )' > operating budget
< >key eil Trv- the commissioners in regular session
Monday. tii - neu budget is .S 1^.05.^.9.2 higher than
last year'.-. It is l>ase<l on a county valuation of $18,
( H K).( i( K )
No change was made in the tax rate breakdown.
Jurors for the August term
of Superior Court here were
Franklin's Judge George B.
Patton will preside at the term,
which will open August 3. It
will consist of a regular week
of mixed trials, and then a sec
ond special week.
Mrs. Kate M. Wrlnn, clerk of
court, said the second week will
be used to dispose of a number
of civil actions that have been
on the docket for some time.
Following are the first 36
Jurors, wh? will serve the first
week: Fred M Arnold, of
Franklin; Paul Crawford, of
Route 3; Weimar Cochran, of i
Nantahala; Early Daves, of
Nantahala; Charles A Conley,
of Franklin; Floyd Shuler, of (
Route 3; Jake Cabe, of Route 2;
Carol Rowland, of Route 3;
Grady Cope, of Nantahala;
Charles Anders, of Route 5;
Curtis Pearson, of Franklin;
Bruce Bryant, of Franklin;
Lester Mineey, of Route 5; J.
W. Horsley, of Franklin; J B
Moore, of Dlllard, Ga., Route 1 ;
Frink Bell, of Route 2; Oscar
Adams, Sr.. of Route 5; Rufus
J.( Deltz, of Route 3; Harrison
Amnions, of Route 5; John B.
Vinson, Sr.. of Route 1; J P.
Conley, Jr , of Route 1; Cecil
Baldwin, of Route 3; Beulon
Stanfield, of Route 5; A. B.
Potts, of Highlands; Dock Til
lent. of Route 3: Gene Bate- 1
man, of Route 2; B F. Wal
dr'yip, of Route i; Bob Sanders,
of Franklin; Parker Norton, of
Franklin: Troman Keener, of
Highlands. Route 1; David
Hughes, of Route 5; J. F 'ward
Williams, of Route 5; Charles
Edwin Wallace, of Franklin;
John H. Williamson, of Route 2; j
and Clvd Alien, 'if Nantahala. '
Chosen for duty the second
week are Harry Kinsland of
Route 4: Weaver Fox. of Dillard,
On.. Route l. Howard HI."don.
of I(<>ute 3; George Reld. Jr , of
F-.,nk!in: />'"??? T ?dfo -d. of
Route 2; Charlie M' "?>']. of
"'??lilands Rfvit ? l: Ol' nil A.
Shuler. ' of Highland , Frank
'.t'-mlson of Franklin: fArvil P.
Parker, of Route '1 Paol Am
nions. of Route 4: Howard Wil- .
lis, of Route 2: Frne t I! illind,
of Route r>; William Dtinnotr.
of Route ? I . on H C;ibP. of
Route 3: To Ml Sliope, of Otto;
Frank P. Bl."!-t>,n, of Route 5;
Y ut' II T ? i r i ? . ? - of pillard Ga , ?
Ront.e 1 and Herman Mason, '
of Franklin. '
Dr. G. Ray Jordan . . Srrks Prfuhff
with the lion's share of 58 cents
going to the schools for current
expenses and capital outlay. ?
The breakdown: general fund,
$.20: health, $.07; farm demon
stration, $.04; home demonstra
tion, $03; fire prevention, $.01;
library, $.02; veteran's service,
$.01; public welfare, $.15; pub
lic welfare administration, $.07;
schools, current expenses, $.50;
schools, capital outlay, $.08;
county-wide debt service, $.42.
Estimated revenues for 1959
60 " are $840,855.37, according to
the county accountant, Tom
Southern Railway Com- .
pan v, owner of the Tal
Itilah Falls Railway, has '
filed a statement that an
inspection of the Tallulah <
Falls line from Cornelia,'
(la., to Franklin discloses
"that it is definitely un
safe for a train of the kind
operated bv the receiver
to he operated over this
line' of railroad and the
tunny trestles located on
The statement, filed in
the l". S. District Court
in Gainesville, (ia? further
directs the receiver to
the operation of trains
over said railroad if the j
property ip unsafe for ]
A hearing into the dis
continuance is slated Sat
nrdav at 10 a. in. before
1 . S. District Jitdtre Boyd
^loati in Gainesville.
HI MM AGE SALE
The Carson Coggers will hold
r rummage sale on the town
sqliii re Saturday morning. weather*
permitting. Proceeds will be used
for the dance team j*xpenses.
The. weekly community gospel
1 'lining, will be h i tonisht
' lliurs 'ay at the I\ ? ntiss Ba*>
t st Church, which i< 1 ic.'ted
? v ..ut six miles south <<f F-anklin
r- pi US 23-44 1 i:i t '1 ? P entiss sec
tion. AH sinee.rs are' urged to at
tend. TJip public i> invited.
(TEAK CKEl'K ' SING
The r( gu'nr second Sunday- sing
inn convention will mrefc Sunday.
July 12. i't 1 45 pm at the Clear
brc'f: -Baptist Chun h. A'll singers j
and the public are invited.
The Methodist V/ .3 C S will
meet in general session Thursday,
July 9. at 2:30 p.m. at the Frank
lin Terrace. Members aie asked
*o bring articles for the rummage
I he Weather
I "w Rnin
* no record.
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