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74th Year ? No. 39 Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 24, 19^9 I'ricc 10 Cent Sixteen Paees
iansl The reception you accord
ed tiu follts here for the sec
ond annual Pilots Ruby Ren
dezvous was nothing short of
wpnderful. That's the word
from the visitors, too. Several
are going to become summer
residents in our fair county
and practically all say they 11
be back next year for the fly-in.
TOM ,SPEET>, former field ex
ecutive of the Smoky Mountain
Boy Scout District, of which
Macon is a part, .is being trans
ferred to the Atlanta Area
Council. Tom for the past- three
years has been with the Rhodo
I dendron District, operating out
A LITTLE GIRL at the air
port last Thursday to see the
arrival of Gov. Hodges got her
wires a little crossed: "When
is Mr. Khrushchev coming?"
she asked her mother.
WE'VE GOT a new "preach
er" in town. Bob S. Sloan, pub
lisher of THE PRESS, has been
working with the ministerial as
socian in obtaining speakers
for next year's revival. He got
a letter the other day address
ed to "The Rev. Bob S. Sloan".
FALL COLORS are beginning
to show in the higher elevations
already. Won't be long now be
fore the spectacle will be
THERE WAS MUSIC Sunday
night on West Main Street.
Some newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Single, were serenaded
by Mrs. Siler Slagle, Mr and
Mrs. Cecil Parker, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Slagle, Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Slagle, Mr. and Mrs. Bob V/al
droop, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Setlser,
and Mr. and Mrs. Charles No
len and daughter, Carolyn Lee.
I'KAXKLIN GOT two men
tions in the September issue of
North Carolina's TRAVEL
NEWS. One about the new doc
umentary movie, The Majestic
Nantahr.las, another abaut Pil
ots Ruby Rendezvous.
A NEW LAUNDROMAT, with
Westiaghouse machines, has
opened next to the "Pure Oil
SEE NO. I, PAGE 8
REBERS HAVE LIVED VERY HAPPILY TOGETHER'
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Reber, who live in th ; Leach Apartments, last Sunday quietly cele
brated 65 years of married life by taking a ?i'ri .e with their son, Ted, and his family. Both say
they've lived "very happily together" through th ; years. The Rebers came here three years ago
from* Sunbury, Pi., where Mr. Reber was in the music merchandising business. He aj*? is a
piano tuner. Both are 86 years old. (Staff Pho :o\
PANTHERS VS HAYESVILLE -
Football Is Coming
To Town Tonight
Football will finally arrive in
Franklin tonight (Thursday).
The Franklin High Panthers
will play their first home game
against Hayasville. The game
was scheduled Friday night,
but was changed to avoid a
conflict with the district N.C.
E.A. meeting in Asheville that
As usual, the kick-off will be
at 8 o'clock.
Last Friday night in Chero
kee, the Panthers clashed with
ths 'Braves of Cherokee High,
winning 19 to 12, although out
In th? jrame, Panther Guy
Fn'.'ts, son at Mr. brB Mrs.
MJton Fo?ts, suffered a broken
leg'. lie is the second Franklin
pi; -er to receive , a broken leg
this season. Halfback Kenneth
Hall is recovering from a break
he got in the team's, opening -
game with Andrews. A right
tackle, Guy had his left leg
fractured and is recovering at
Ao 3atj3 "MR. MACONIAN"
All these meetin's about the courthouse reminds
me of the yarn about the .two stuttering black
smiths. They had finished heating a piece of stvel
and one put it on the anvil. "H-h-h-h-h-hit it." he
told the other. "Aw, -h-h-h-h-h-hec.k, fcve'll have to
heat it again now."
\ Now. there's gonna be another meetin' next Wed
nesday night and if you're interested at all in the
progress of your county you should be there to
speak your mind for or against remodeling. ,
Stand Up and be counted or sit down and stop
And 1 thank you.
First downs 15 17
Ruihing yardage 209 318
Passing yardage 1 59 59
Passes 19-3 15-6
Passes intercepted by 0 2
Punts 2-31 1-68
Fumbles lost 1 2
Yards penalized 20 45
F-ani'.'.in 0 13 0 6?19
C"a rokoe 6 6 0 0?12
S 'Ivn Tuesday
T'-mrliiin Hisb's junior var
sity - -..ti -1 S.jrfc a .3 to; 0 in
i Tujsdyy nfeht.
D" t T dford sc/jr '<i on a
s?ven-jard run. in the 'first
cua! a'. Franklins second
touchdown was made by Bobby
Dinnes on a 50-yard pass play
from Johnny Swan. This was
in the fourth quarter. Swan,
scored the extra point.
MUSIC CLLB MEETING
The Franklin Music Study
Ciub will hold its first meeting
of the season Friday, Septem
ber 25, at 8 o'clock at the home
of Mrs. Grover Schafer. The
subject for the evening will be
"I oik Music".
Schools will be closed tomorrow
'Friday) in Districts 1 and 2
? Fianiclin and Nantahala? so
teachers may attend the 37th an
nial western district conference1
cf the N.C. EMucation Association
Because of a la'e opening, Dis
trict 3 ^.Highlands' will not pu?
l ?? pate, according to Supt. H.
B i>e k.
T\e N.^ E A. th?me for '59 is
: ; cillenre in E'iucaL m ?. Oi>*
A hi-,hUgI;t of the mivUi?u; WiU
b; liie formats c'n of an e::e utive
(.ourcil" for the district, vliicii
rmbrajres 15'- counties and five
cities. This will be the fi i council
of its kin., m the district's his
More than 2.000 "teachers, super
visor's, superintendents, and col
i ^ faculty members are expected
4-H Leadership Camp
Plans Being Made
Plans are now being made
for the second annual Macon
County 4-H Leadership Camp
It wiil be held at the Culla
saja Assembly of God camp
The camp's purpose is to
train junior leaders and new
club presidents for their jobs.
AS OF MONDAY ?
No Petitions Filed Yet
For Power Company Sale
As of Monday, formal petitions
had not been filed with the N.C.
Utilities Commission for the sal 3
cf Nantfthala Power ?r:d Li&ht :
Company's e'ectric distribution']
ry. tem to Duke Power Company. :
Before the sale can be consum
mated. :t will be necessary' for :
both companies to file a petition
with the commission for authority
to sell and transfer the properties
involved. Upon receipt of the
fxtition, the commission will then,
after due notice to the public
? generally ajpout two weeks 1 , hold
1 public hearing.
U. F. BUDGET
A $12,034 budget has been
adopted for tti- United
Fund campaign in the Frank
This is an lnrrexse or $1.1)19
over last year's figure of ilO,
115. Some $1,300 of this in
cre,i.s_- will go to three new
agencies embraced by U.F ; the
Children's Home Society
(through the Frank!. h Junior
Woman's Club), Franklin Youth
Council, and Care.inu s Uriited.
The youth council inoney will
be used to pay a summer youth
Agencies wanting to join U.F,
sufcm Ued tentative budgets tp
ti.e budget and admissions
chairman. Bob S Slojn, at a
meeting Friday nis>ht at the
town hall. Th * total bud jet
was arrived at after a study
was made of each request.
Following are the amounts
allocated to each' agency: Girl
Scouts of America, >6,j0; Boy
Scouts of America. $2 7i0; Babe
Ru'.h League, ?800; Little
Leagu.e, $800; White Cane Drive,
$415; American Red Cross. $2.
775; Macon County Search and
P.escue Squad. $.500; community
development, $1,000; Children's
Home Society, $200; Franklin
Youth Council, $600; Carolina's
United, for United Medical Re
search. N. C. Association tor
Mental Health, and American
Social Hygiene Assoc. "lion. ,5tM>;
contingency fund, $1,094.
A lund-rais'pg campaign i?
f 't for nei.t month.
To Visit Lab
CoweP*s -ftydro!: ????,? ; t
tor, -w:.l be hast l. i. W^tiuv,
day. So itemc-r 30. i .? ro r ?
n'ativ ? , from I!) <? um: . ? ; i f
the F-) ii and A ;ri ? uit ' i ? Or-,
pan) m; ion ot tlx; l!. Na
. The '.'roup Wi'l :> il l till'
rnornir, ; it j.r . aid ill- t h ?
i'.fy"rnco(i will vi U.e Woyn
ri, lie I'd. Ti l1 local itop
is part of a 57-d?y ... minn r ailrl
tour of wa'.tw :ilr (1 pi n ' nt
a .lil re:-cars^ ins . l.
the Unit'.d. Stut
Com thou-1 ?;
For Wedr : : 'ay
A citizen?* mp :* r ' ? d a
cuss the propose' ?'?* k'c i:\?
of Macon Count *s
old courthouse ha., ' rail
ed for next Wed : r 1 ^
September 30, at in
the upstairs cour i\ ?f' ihe
A remodeling p e * "?? r*>
vored by the co. ni. ct>*rmV:
s oners and the* ' r *? r!
this spccal mfn* ? ,r ound .
out public sentim-U.
W. E. MJenr ?
board chairman, ir ;tft . evo.y
interestel Macon ?m \<> at end
the meeting and ? ' e his
?MISS RUBY' AND HER COURT HIGHLIGHT HOE-DOWN
M vis Jane -Cagle (center), riaughter of Mrs. I.ois Cagle, was pickcd Saturday night by mem
bers of the Florida \ir Pilots Association as "M ss Kuby". The beauty contest highlighted a
mountain lioe-down staged for the second annual Pl.ots Kuby Rendezvous by the Kanklin Jay
cees. Held on the west side of the courthouse, the hoe-down also featured square dancing and
other events. Pictured with "Miss Ruby" are <L to Ki Miss Ijnda Shope. "Miss GarneC'; Miss
Liruia Ledford, "Miss Rhodolite"; Miss Betty doer, "Miss Topaz": and Mi>s Brenda Cunning
ham, "Miss Sapphire". Other contestants were Misses Glen da Holt, Sylvia ledford, Polly Hed
den, Jane Malloiiee. Barbara Cunningham, and Margaret Kvitt. Fur luoie pictures on Pilots Ruby
Rendezvous, turn ins.de this issue. (Staff Photo i
FROM POWELL BILL FUNDS -
Macon's 2 Towns Allocated
$18,034.32 For Street Work
HOMERS HELP OUT ?
Franklin All-Stars Beat
Young Harris Fcv Crown
TiM*. of "a!l-ji\"uncl clam
* this' to tin.'
! i t< uklin Ali-Sta.'.-i .
Willi only a lrjU-Raine . If, <t
;:l I'li' -Tfi-Gounty I t'."
All 'it i-r.i'ed on Uii r |um ?
run ixj'.vi r Sunday alterrtoon In
Yinriv' Harris, lo l)<"-nt the
-?"(?'itift Y'luns Harris
' : in 3 t'i 7 'i -d walk Off with
I"" ,iio c;;nivn.''
V.'i 1. li ... .means, fie Franklin
'. - i is Kud to beat With, a
L'.i w) 4 win in le.'nrd lor the.
'??!> ' ?w>n. tii" All-Stars alii
1 th" !-!. "uo ?nine 1' irh' r.
? ' i ? " v " '<ii n.cl over the
?' ? .i.i' i '! ? y v.i'.'k end rleaiu'd
( 'I'.:, i s in liip J < : > 4 : i ?> Umr
J rrv C'lUon Ji'ivi t!i?V All -
? ir . !.?> the (?r! ini[)i?in:ihi') Sun
day hv IV ? I i* *' t : i ivc .. for ivP.
oiH* lut a s'um'e w.,ii'i,n"..Jiom'!r..
I'rankliji Wa.s t :.i Mr'
si'vi -nth until Ji'i'-y .stop; "d ii,i
;:i.,i hoin?ri'd v..'h a tn_in oil.
vSFK I o :>. l'A< ?
AT BAPTIST CHURCH ?
Old Folks 'Hour' Slated
In Franklin October 11
' ??*?> ?;? ,-l i l "c, been set as the
c-ile for Mooon County's annual
' ?v i .p hr.ur for its young in
he irt 65 y.'.ars and over.
It w.il be held this ye&r at th
First BaptSt Church. Airanm*
ments a.-c b Irs handled by repre
sentatives of several civic and
church groups .
For several years now. the
f: Uowship hour for the old folks
has been a hjghspot in' autumn
??Jvities. Many look forward to
*, each year because it i.s the only
"i-t'ui itv they, have to r.new
;! :.!? n?:. hips.
J ? ' 1 ? v."*ek. 'Ur.cle John''
' ???' ?, a fe'low htp hour regular.
was itskijiK whtn jt would be he'.ci
"I'm not oUt ero ? h for them
yet." he explained. "But I want,
to come and help out."
"Uncle John" will be 89 next I
Prizes w?]^ be awarded for the
following: . oldc st man: oldest
woman; man with the. most' grand*
chiu'en woman wth . th. '?
irranrichifdren: man <y woman
marn;*'! the '.<? : pi ^on trawl- 1
ir- the greatest ".dislar.r e *
Church pastors i-i:/ making
t ran spor* a ' n. arra.hu' -menu for.
fin e if] their respective eommun- '
iMes. ? 1
M. ' > i C ;nty's two towns,
r a. k \ i'. iiiK iiar.d arc reaiv
i from Powell Bill
ti ??'.?> "vi ar tor f rn.u:Uarmng
and ir' ? ov:v. v.li ? i o. ^laglWav
t \ ? n -,1k ct i.
K ,c ' !?!?> f'.s ?? 1 $1 1,7 6 2 '27
? :.r I ? >?; .tj5;
i -k:; ?>???? -.p .. ta o ? mailed
U) 1 ?? (ju.'ilit ??. ?? mvinicipa1
! i ? > m n ' ; ? ; October
? 'd '.< to ? ,.????? Highway
C' ? 'i? i Me n. T'h .lt'; i u mount
i.i i.>:. !"?' !'??.. i !?!?'- v Jr c ?:;:??. ?
'?> ? ? .7( 'i ' / . v :? in i ? ' ? B-se of
.Mini ii.i,:' jtar'vi
A ! ) 'a : : ? ? . -11 r>:T
? ???. ;.<??' 1 I ' ' f Si;:
v ? f !-? ' i * ? ? ; ?' " ? -i'-> hi
. . i : - 1 .4 . : . I ? . ? ! 0;?
! y ' - H. if Of
thr i.irouj t ... - J among the '
i.v > o:: t-he- basis nf
]\opuhnon ai. n p r c pita rate of
12.: }. T'n-1 half is divi<J
f fir ti <? b,r I of re'a * iv?? mileage
(f non-in 'lr' ny ry.'pm or local
.''ret Us coi:.).' i. y wit!i the act tit
u er ini!et r.vtc of $47.4^5.
F. nr.i.i.S i - nr: ' m ml'eage
: If M T* p-t>r;nMo! nrremert
Ks $4 'J ',! 41 ? 1 ?~0 c? sui of 1 T75?
arr* i>? rr..l .^e mc:ertKut is
Highlands. with a population of
513 and nori ' vsleiii mileage of
10. "0. is getting Sl.H2.4J) for
population and $3,129.56 for
RAKK SALE SET
The Snow Hill W.^C.S. will
1 >'d n ba! e sa'e Saturday,
5- p timber 2*>, beginning rt. 9
x m in the jobby of the Nan
.uhylV P')W"r and Light Coin
Gov. Hodges Lands In Franklin Thursday Afternoon, Talks With Old 7; lends Before Goiii^ To Sapphire Valley
State's Xo. 1 eiti/en steps from his plane . . .
chats with his former attorney "general. Franklin's
Cieorye B; I'atton ...
receives ?i "Welcome t f * l'rankhli packet Iroin
"Miss Ruby", Miss Jean llainpton . . i
then gets into Patrolman \V. C. Letiiing's car for
a trip to Sapphire Valley and a speaking engage- I
inent Friday morning. (Staff Photos)