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74th Year ? No. 38
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 17, 1959
I 'rice I'M Vnl
HEY GIRLS! Better take
some ganders at those "Miss
Ruby" trophies and sign up fot
the beauty contest right now.
MOST OF the buzzing along
the main drag this week is
about the power company sale.
Some are pleased and some
aren't ? but then, you can't
THAT'S A wonderful "keep
sake' issue this week of THE
STATE magazine on Macon
County. A lot of folks are look
ing for extra copies to send to
relatives and. friends away
CAN'T IGNORE that nip in the
air, but it is easy to explain. It's
football weather. Ordered your
MIGHT BE fun for you to load
up the family and drive to Young
Harris, Ga., for the Young Harris
Franklin game Sunday afternoon.
It'll be a real thriller. Game time
AT LEAST one Maconian got
to see "K's" arrival in Washing
ton. Sgt. Bryan Hurst, a member
of the U.S. Army Band that en
tertains the "big 'uns" in the
Capital City, was tooting oh his
tuba when the Russian boss
stepped off his plane. Twice, "K"
was within a couple of feet of
ONE OF Ford's new economy
cars, the Falcon, stopped here one
day last week on a leg of a quarter
million mile "experience run" tha^
will cover every mile of federally
numbered highway in the nation
to round out 4,500,000 miles of
vehicle and components testing
prior to public introduction of the
new car. The local Ford dealer'
will have a Falcon on display
THE PAST SIX DAYS coulf!
be labeled "Baby Week" at Angel
Hospital. They had eight birth:;.
IN NEARBY Tallulah Falls, a
dedication, complete to a barbecue
supper from 5 to 8 p.m., is planned
Saturday for the Victory Home of
the Helping Hand Society, which
was opened last January for the
rehabilitation and regeneration of
alcoholics. Several Macoriians plan
to be on hand for the event.
ABOUT 15 Maconians, includ
ing representatives of all law en
forcement agencies, were on hand
Tuesday night in Waynesville for
a three-county briefing of the
N. C. Department of Motor Ve
hicles new safety program, "Op
eration 4-7-12", which has to do
with the demerit system passed
by the General Assembly to cope
with habitual traffic law violators.
ALL EYES are on the sky today
(Thursday i for a glimpse of th-i
first Pilots Ruby Rendezvous air
plane. Everyone is invited to turn
out Saturday night for the moun
tain hoe-down at the side of the
SCRATCH THE 30th on your
calendar right now and be at the
meeting about the old courthouse.
You owe it to yourself and your
community to make a stand one
way or the other.
Special Sewer Rate
Set For Non- Water
Customers In Town
A special monthly sewer charge
has been set in Franklin for non
The charge will be $1.25 for
residents who supply their own
water, but use the town's sewer
Aldermen approved the new
charge in session last week.
Franklin High's Panthers scored
a 25 to 6 victory in1 the air over
Clayton. Ga? Saturday night and
are now ready to journey tfc Chero
kee tomorrow (Friday) night to
meet the Braves at 8 o'clock.
Rain postponed the Frar.klin
Clayton clash from Friday to Sat'
urday r.ight. Several hundred
Fanther fans were on hand to see
their team use the aerial route
Jo Aays "MR. MACONIAN"
I like this idea they're chewin- on about fretting
some fair grounds and buildings.
Macon County is progressive enough to have, its
own count v fair without having to impose on the
high school fear some place to hold it.
I'm hoping the county commissioners will take
kindlv to the idea of donating a little land to ' Un
fair association. Then, it'll be up to the people to
get the rest of the job done.
And I thank \ on.
Shots Of Franklins Win In Georgia
Ted C lark (14), with Ronnie Kvans coming in to help., jjets loose ior
a touchdown run ? but it was called ha- k
Jim Williams (19) is hauled <lou;n l;y a Clayton player after a good gain
on the !rrottii(l. No. 22 is Kvans,
Frc(| liulffin (21) grimaces from the heavy block heiny thrown on him fly. a
("la\ ton plaver, putting him (Hit oi" the plav while So, 27 tor Clavton runs tlie
A pass fails to reach a Clayton man and he and Doug Baird (16) hit the
dirt. Coming in are Kvans (22) and Buljfin (21). i
COMMITTEES NAMED ?
Ideas For Future Fairs
Aired; To Request Land
Ideas for improving future
county fairs ? including a special
faif ground and buildings ? were
aired Monday night by the M^con
County Fair Association.
i Called as an "evaluation meet
ing" of the '59 fair, the meeting
saw the appointment of a build
ing comir ittee. whose function will
be to meet with the county com
missioner^ next month and re
quest a part of the old county
home property on US 23-441 for
a fair ground. Members of the
committee are Woodrow Gibson,
cf Cowee community James
Hauser and Mac Ray Whitaker.
of Franklin. Jud Tallent and Fred
Hannah, of Patton community,
and Mrs Glen Hastings, of Union
Fred Cotbin, association presi
dent. revealed that a number of
individuals Jiave offered' to rnnk '
rtona'lors of, cash, rr.ittriate. an.i
labor for constructing fair build
Locust poles from the U ?.
Forest Service could be u.sed for
file liveitock barn and the exhibi'
hall, he explained.
It also was pointed out thai
ribbons only could be awarded In
the future and prize money usually
given could go toward the build
ing of a fair ground. Plans also
call for a carnival to be part ol
To Pick Slate
A nominating committee to se
lect a slate of officers for 1960
was appointed by Mr. Corbin.
On this committee are Robert
Bennett, Mrs. J. S. Gray. Jud
Tallent. Mrs. Mac Ray Whitaker,
and Agricultural Agent T. 1 H.
Serving cn a publicity commit
tee to promote next year's fair
are Gilmer A. Jones and Mrs.
Miss Mane Jennings, treasurer,
rcporte.l a balance of $677 She
said premium checks for the '59
fair will bt mailed within the next
Another meeting cf the fair as
???ofiat.cn Is fit for October 12 a',
the Agricultural Buildim; at 7:30
p.m At this time a commit tec
v.ill be named to revise the fair
DUKE PRESIDENT VISITS -
Meeting Is Called
To Oppose Sale
A public meet ins to organize
the opposition to the sale of Nan
tahaia Power and Lixht Company,
a statement by the president of
Duke Power Company's president,
and visits by several Duke Power
ofticials were amonn developments
this week in the proposed sale of
Naniahala to Duke.
Next Wednesday. September 23
at 8 p.m. at East Franklin School,
a meeting has been called by Di
An organization to promote an '
appearance of the North Caro- 1
lina tittle Symphony here next 1
ye^i r has been formed and a mem- i
bership drive is slated for October.
Mrs. H Bueck ts serving as
president of the Little Symphony
group, Mrs. Grover Schafer. vice
president, Mrs. "Margaret Cooper,
secretary, and Bob Corbin. trens- ?
Plans now call for the orchestra
to come here in February Mrs.
Bueck said the organization hopes
to raise $985 to assure two con
certs. a matinee performance for
school children and another at
night for the general public.
A forir.al membership drive,
with Mrs. Schafer and Mrs. Flor
ence S. Shcrrill as co-chairman,
is being planned for next month.
Other committees named are
Mrs Robert E. Early. Mrs.' Lloyd
Swift, Hrs. Gilmer Crawford, and
Miss Laura 'Jones, telephone; the
Rev. Jack Tucker, publicity: air;
Mis. Beth Guffey, ehairm.th. of
A. S. C. Vote
A total of 257 Macon Com '
farmers voted in la.s( Thursday's
A.S.C. -elccHon; to pi. k ('immunity'
committeemen for 1960.
The chairman of the 11 com
munities will Bather the 25th al
the Acricultural Building to elect
a eouhty committee to oversee
A.S.C. programs durum' the year
Following are the nmmuni"'
committeemen, listed in order a>
chairman, vice-chairman, rewla.
member, and 1st and 2nd. alter
Nantahala: G K Owenbv, Jud
McMahan, Jim Neul, Turner May,
and H. F. Younce
Cartoogechaye : Bill Byrd, Uoyd
Waldroop. Slier Slagle, Bob
Parker, and Jess Shope.
Cowee: Carr Bryson. Milton
Fouts, Buelon Peek. J F Brown
ing, and Arthur Shepherd
Franklin: Harley Stewart. Ver
Ion Poindexter, Jake Cabe Georg?
Doster. and Jud Taller.t.
Smithbridge: Bob Wissrins. Gil
mer Henson, Thomas McDowell,
Jr., Walter Hopkins, and John
SEE NO. 1 PAOK 8
The annual Corbin reunion will
be held Sunday. September 20
at the home of Mr. ^nd Mrs
Dewey Corbin in the Holly Sprint's
Community. Lunch will be served
at 12:30 and all relatives are in
vited to attend.
?J W Kaliu. Fn: klm ildeinv.n
ar.d a Icuw r In the ti; ;v to block
the salt of th ? jtti'/.ty All interest
ed citizens are invited to turn
gut for the meeting I)i K.ihn
emphasized that the opposition is
imainsl the sale of Nantahala
Power "to anyot e not just Duk^
Following vlsi'.s oy Duke Power
vice-president* John Paul Lucas.
Jr. and I) W Jones, tile com
pany's president. Franklin native
W B McGuiie. came he;e over the
week end for a first hand check
In a paid advertisement ap
pearing in this issue of THE
PRFSS. Mr. McGuire answers a
number of questions posed by the
proposed sale of tile company to
He flatly states /hat "no cus
tomer's bill will be increased"
that 55 per cent of the residential
customers. 73 per cent of com
mercial customers, and 76 per
cent of industrial customers will
s?et reductions in lates
In answer to a question. "What
will happen to Nantahala em
ployes?". he says. "I am happy to
say that all have been offered
employment either with Duke.
Nantahala. or Alcoa, and all hav?
been notified to this effect."
Agencies planning to participate
in the 1959-60 United Fund cam
paign in the Franklin a rea wi'l
present their proposed budgets to
campaign officials tomorrow, 'Fri
The chairman of budget' and ad
rr'issions, Bob S. Slo.im will st an.
receiving representatives, and t heir
financial requests at G . 30 a tthe
Agencies are rcinimled .to h' ijv
p.ot only a propoVi'd '(JO buciu ;!.
but '58 and '59 budgets as* Ay II.
Earl Adams, U.F. chairman, .sak!
he hopes t?") sirriv' a.f i ? ; i '? oli
failed budget for the ()<?' ?bc'- d'riv.e
at an early date
This will be- - the second y-a'
?for the united effat. La -a - v.- a: '
b'jdv.et figure was ?10,500
Iti match play. Franklin golfers
defeated players from Clivton.
Gu , 7 to 3 Sunday afternoon on
ti? local links
If t lie weather cooperates < ?
lot of fingers are crossed >, today
< Thursday > should see the first
of about 50 airplane's land at the
Franklin Airport for the .second
annual; Pilots Ruby Rendezvous,
an unusual acnal jain t to look
for rubies in Go wee' Valley
All is in reac'ine , here for the
flying trcasuie hunt, which i* ex
prciid to attract wi n' than 150
persons. "Since th?' f v-m. is r,n
jo; I'd 1>y the Flcnda Air Pijot.s
Association,-- llie bulk </l the air
planes.' will be. from Florida. How
ever. several ' aiv expected from
N :? > '1 Sou tli Geoi
t ni.-- o;. r.if! nt states
Coop* rati?, n A* he'd
A:! pi-);"-!. . ire U'vi tics mcludih"
?jj r.u.nrl-to :i i r radio contact * 'ii?e
handled by n.< mbei s Vol 't I ?
Macon Search and 11. .cue Squad.
eti-for.' ai the field are asked
i?> park in disi'Jinateii areas, not
on the field, and to exercise
caution. They ar< :\ ,ked not to
'bother any .f. the enplanes. !
A jam-packed vu i-k end ;s ahead
for the fly :?!-.?< rub> miners and
their families, with activities
ranging from ruby minirv natui
SET FOR OCTOBER ?
Macon Club Women Asking
Area To Make U.N. Trip
A trip to the United Nations
is again brewing in home dem
onstration circles locally and if
everything works out as planned
it will boil over into 14 other
counties in the western area
A scheduled trip to Washington
and New York CMty, home o f the
U.N., had to be cancelled last
spring because Maccn County
club women were unable, because
of conflicting activies and th"
like, to interest the 45 persons
needed to make the i "package
Now. sty|l determined to make
the trip, the Maconians are using
another approach They've. invited
club women in the 14 other coun
ties to Join them for the trip and
are hoping to have lat least two
representatives from each county.
The "package tour"; which in
cludes everything but meals, based
on 44-45' passengers, will be just
$49 per person.
A proposed itinerary calls for
a departure from Asheville Octo
ber 26. a day of tours in Washing
ton. D C <27tfi?. a bus trip from
Washin?ton to New York <28th>.
a visit to the U.N <29th'. tours in
New York and return to Washing
ton <30th?. and return to Ashe
ville ( 3 1 st ? .
MAKING PLAN'S fur the L'nited Nations trip at a meeting this week were Franklin club women
(1, to It) Miss Cilarlvs Sellcis, Mrs. Marie Rogers, Mrs. Eva C unningham, president, anu Mrs. Ed
Coates. (S'.aff Photo*
MISS JEAN HAMPTON, last year's "Miss Ruby", ajnd J. C.
Jacobs, president of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, will be
on hand at the Franklin Airport as official greeters for the
Pilots Kuby Rendezvous. (Staff Photo)
ACTIVITIES REVEALED -
Flying Ruby Hunt
Opens Here Today
ally i. to a scenic loop trip up
US B4 to Highlands, and an old
timiy mountain hoe-down Satur
day night in town
between motels, the ruby mines,
and the airport are being handled
b.v the chamber of commerce;. Per
sons wanting to donate automo
biles or station wagoiis for use
during the week end are asked to
get in touch with , the chamber
pn'M'Vni .1 C . Jacobs, so a driver
can be arranged.
After the' last airplane is on
the v round ai;rl the visitors h^Ve
rutin supper, they'll zo to the
Franklin Lod?e and Golf Course
fr,r a "Lf.'t acquainted'' party. A
number of businessmen and their
wives have been invited by the
chamber to attend the party and
meet thy visitors. Also, the Flori*
dialis will receive a pre-ruby hunt
briefinu < how to identify stones
and the like' from a l:x:al ^em
Friday and Saturday have been
set aside for ruby mining or siuht
Meir.n in the area.
The jayceea are in charge of the
Saturday night "mountain hoe.
down at the side of the court
Featuring this event will be the
"Miss Ruby" beauty contest. Pour
trophies are being offered by tha
F A P A. for the winning beauty
and her court.
Contestants are invited to regis
ter at the chamber of commerce
or with the Jaycee president, R.
M. Biddle, Jr.
Free square dancing/with music
by Hunter Young's (size-winning
string band, and >n exhibition of
mountain square dancing by the
Carson Cloggers also are on tap.
Everyone is invited to join in
the fun at the hoe-down.
"This is for everyone." Mr. Bid
die declared this week. "We want
the whole county to turn out and
help us show the visiting fliers a
real mountain hoe-down ."
Sunday, the visitors will leave
Th#- wwk'i temperature and rainfall below
m?- iccordt-H in Franklin by Munwr. Stiles,
IT. S. weather obterv??r: in Highland* by
Tudor N Hall anTd W. C. Newton. TV A
oli*fveri : :?n?l at the f'owita Hydrolotrie
laboratory. Rendim?* ?re for thr 24-hmir
period t-ridinK at 8 a.m. of the day lifted.
High Low, Rain
Wed., 9th . r 61
1 (lursday * 57
Friday 70 60
Saturday <70 56
Siindi?' 68 49
Monday 60 50
Tuesday 64 50
Wednesday * *
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