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74tli Year ? No. 40
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 1, 1959
1 'Vice 10 ( cut
THE ALLEY between the bank
and the old hotel building has
a new name. R'ias Olive Patton
calls ii "Litteibug Alley", an
appropriate bit of naming if we
ever heard it.
WITH TWO laundromats in
town, Franklin is rapidly be
coming the cleanest place in
the mountains. Now if the
town powers-that-be would
have the streets washed . . .
THAT WAS A good turn-out
.for Franklin High's first home
game last Thursday night. Good
game, too. Franklin won.
KAV MONTAGUE'S motel
units at the side of his Dixie
Grill are coming along. Kay's
hammering and sawing right
along with the carpenters.
THE INDIAN MOUND (North
Carolina's largest) needs a hair
VANDALS keep tearing up the
beautiful picnic areas erected
by many of our communities.
Cullasaja's stays In a state of
constant disrepair. If Macon
lans are responsible, they
should be horsewhipped.
THAT SPIRITED little news
sheet, Cartqoge Jay-Bird, has
been revived by the Tartooge
chaye community, it cheerfully
reports that there will be no
more "Smoke Gets in Your
Eyes" at community meetings.
Dr. Morgan has "amended" the
HURRICANE GRACIE started
frowning on Macon County
early Tuesday with a heavy
cloud bank. Hope Hurricane
Hannah, who's boiling up out
at sea, isnt one of those hard
WITH THE passing of each
day, ol' Mother Nature dips into
her paint pot and splashes
some more color on the moun
WANT TO really enjoy juut
self? Then make It a point to
attend the old folks gathering
on the 11th and help out. You'll
never regret your decision.
SEEM TO BE a lot of district
meetings and the like being
held in Franklin. Must be "our
turn", or something like that.
DID YOU see that great big
puppy filling up the whole back
of a Chevy on the main drag
Tuesday afternoon? What an
eater he must be!
PROBATE JUDGE R. C. Car
ter. who has tied the knot for
many Macon couples in Wal
halla, S. C., was through here
Tuesday afternoon. Guess he
felt like he was among home
folks after hearing so many "I
WONDER WHY those big
trailer trucks insist on pulling
town hill when they could miss
it. by going on the truck route?
Pra'cticing gear shifts maybe?
WONDER WHY the chamber
of commerce, which keeps harp
ing on extending the tourist
season, is the first to close its
doors after Labor Day?
GO ON OUT Friday night
and root for the Panthers
against Sylva. And help the stu
dents selling reireshments while
you're at it.
- HAPPY, HAPPY was Linda
Taylor Saturday night, of Route
4. She won the bicycle given by
Jamison's 5 and 10. She heard
about her luck late Saturday
night and came right to town
from milking, in blue jeans,
boots,, and all to pick up her
MACON TEACHERS NAMED TO DISTRICT OFFICES
Macon teachers were prominent among district officers elected Friday at the annual west
ern district conference of the N. C. Education Association in Asherille. Franklin Elementary
Principal G K. (Ike) Olson was named as pre>i tient of principals; Mrs. Olson president of ele
mentary education: and Mrs. Beth Guffey, vice-president of supervisors. A Franklin native,
Mrs. Ruby /??. Gouge, of Bakersville, was elected president of supervisors. She is the former Miss
Ruby Sisk.l ?
BALLOTS STACKED in the foreground, delegates to the county A. S. C. convention wait for
count. They are (L to -R) F. G. Biamton, Frat k Gregory, G. W. Owenby, and Carr Bryson.
( Stat'i Photo ?
AT COUNTY CONVENTION ?
Siler Slagle Is Elected
Chairman Of A.S.C. Group
A new Agricultural Stablization
and Conservation county com
mittee has been elected for 1960.
with Slier Slagle, of Cartooge
chaye community, as chairman.
Delegates from 10 of the 11
A.S.C. communities met Friday
to elect the new officers. Serving
Special committees are now at
work planning Macon County's
annual fellowship hour for those
65 years and over.
The event is set for October 11
at the First Baptist Church, with
several civic and church groups
cooperating on arrangements.
Chairmen include Mrs. Herman
Dean, refreshments; Mrs. H
Bueck, publicity; Mrs. Dan Bry
son. program; hospitality and
registration. Franklin Junior
Woman's Club; decorations, Mrs.
X. T. Peek; gifts, Mrs. John Bui
gin and Mrs. Steve Bundy: and
corsages and boutonnieres, Mrs.
are being handled by ministers
over the county.
Mother Of 10
Needs Your Help
A mother of 10 children, who
must undergo a serious heart op
eration next month, needs your
Through the local Red Cross,
an effort is being made to collect
25 to 30 pints of blood for Mrs.
J. C. Shepherd, of the Liberty
section. This is the amount of
blood required to operate the
heart machine at Baptist Hos
pital in Winston-Salem, where
she will go about the first of
November. It will be a six to
seven hour operation.
Maconians wishing to donate
a pint of blood for Mrs. Shep
herd may visit the regional
BloodmobUe in Sylva today
(Thursday); November 4 and '5
at Western Carolina College,
C'ullowhee; or November 6 in
Donors are reminded to tell
BloodmobUe officials the blood
is for Mrs. Shepherd and it will
be credited to Forsyth County,
through the Asheville Regional
with Mr. Slagle are Harley Stew
art, vice-chairman; Edgar Tippett,
regular member; Oilmer Henson,
first alternate; and Carr Bryson.
It is the function of the county
committee to administer the farm
programs of A.3.C., like the Agri
cultural Conservation Program,
the Soil Bank, the Marketing
Quota Program, the Acreage Al
lotment Program on Tobacco and
Wheat, and the Price Support
Program. The responsibility of the
committee is exercised under the
direction of the state AS.C. com
mittee and within established
national and state policies and
requirements. Monthly meetings
are held by the committee at the
i A.S.C. office in the Agricultural
Between 40 and 50 Legionairres
are expected in Franklin Sunday
afternoon for a meeting of Ameri
can Legion District 32, according
to E. G. Crawford, commander
of the local post.
The meeting, to be featured by
the election of a district com
mander and vice-commander, will
begin at 3 o'clock at Slagle
T. T. Turnley, of Waynesville,
vice-commander of Division 5. will
Pour teen-age boys have been
charged with assault with a
deadly weapon in connection
with the shooting of a high
school girl Friday afternoon on
US 23-441 as she bicycled to
ward Franklin with friends.
The girl. Miss Ann McCoy, a
Franklin High student, was
wounded In the hip by a shot
from a pellet gun fired by one
of the youths as they drove by
in an automobile, according to
Highway Patrolman H. T. Fer
He identified the boys as
Donald Doyle Bates, David Paul
Childers, Henry Allen Woods,
and Gordon Eldlne Sanders, all
16 years old.
Out On Bond
The patrolman said non*
would admit any knowledge of
the shooting. All four are now
free on bond after staying in
the county Jail over the week
end. They also are charged with
larceny in connection with
money from newspaper rack
coin collectors here.
Bicycling with Miss McCoy at
the time of the shooting were
Misses Margaret Swan, Ann
F?.gg, and Betty Ann Young.
Patrolman Ferguson, who
happened by soon after the
shooting, gave this account:
Go In Home
The four boys Jumped out of
the car, which was driven by
young Childers, and ran into
the home of Mrs. Freeman
See No. 2, Page Ten
LEUKEMIA VICTIM ?
Bobby Joes Death Ends
A Heartwarming Drama
Fourteen-year-old Bobby Joe
Moore died at Angel Hospital
Sunday at midnight, climaxing
a heart warming drama which
had quietly involved a number
of Macon County's citizens dur
ing the last year.
It all began last February
when Bobby Joe's parents, -Mr.
and Mrs. Charlie P. Moore, of
Ellijay, learned that he had
Bobby Joe 'A mother, with a
mother's hope, could never
quite believe her son would not
recover. But, family and friends
soon realized that death was
Inevitable, and It came rapidly.
Every one who heard of the
big, likable, dark-haired boy,
who was so seriously 111, wanted
to help. When blood donations
were needed, people gave gen
erously. When Bobby Joe had
to make numerous trips to Bap
tist Hospital in Winston-Salem,
neighbors loaned their cars or
drove the family there. When
his former classmates at Cjlla
saja Elementary School learned
that Bobby Joe had his heart
set on owning a certain old
stripped-down car, they pooled
their savings and Ice-cream
money to buy it for him. But,
when the owner learned of
Bobby Joe's wish, he gave him
Gifts of money and other
items were sent Bobby, who was
cheerful and active right up to
death. The day before he died
he was finishing a picture of
an Indian. Besides drawing, he
S?e No. 1, Pa;e Ten
Squirrels are fair game today
i Thursday) as the lirst hunting
seasoh of '59 opens.
And, under state hunting regu
lations, squirrels may be taken
until January 15, with daily ba?;
limits'' of six and a season limit
Grouse, bear, and raccoon hunt
ing also will come into their own
this month. All three seasons open
Rabbit and quail season won't
open until November 26
Kick-off Is 12th;
Swafrord To Get
October 12 has b.'cn .set as tlie
kick-off (.ate for the '59 United
Fund campaign in the Franki.i
area, according to Earl Adams,
Shooting for a quota of $12 o:S4.
il. e campaign v.ili run through
the remainder of Octobcr.
"This year we are plain: iU'^ a
short, hard-hitting campaign to
raise our ;;>al. which represents
a minimum amount necessary to
asure the continuation of these
essential services," Mr Adams de
clared this week.
A volunteer solicitation is being
organized by Veiion Swafford.
ALso, U.F. officials are urging the
use of payroll deductions in in
dustries, as well as In business
establishments. No door-to-door
solicitations are planned this year
In town. However, the chairman
said this method of collection
probably will be used in the rural
As in last year's campaign, a
giant thermometer will be erected
in the downtown section to chart
the drive's progress dally.
The '59 budget represents an In
crease of about 12 per cent over
Paper Is Signed
A proclamation setting aside
October 4-10 as "National Emplov
the Physically Handicapped
Week" has been signed by Frank
lin Mayor W. C. Burrell.
In. the proclamation, he calls
upon the public officials, as well
as leaders of Industry, labor, and
civic groups, to make every effort
to enlist public support for a
sustained program aimed at the
employment and full use of the
capacities of all physicaHy handi
capped workers in town.
Here This Week
Miss Voik Klker. of Raleisjh.
food specialist with the State De
partment of Agriculture, is work
ing in the school system this week.
She is giving demonstration
lessons in foods, with emphasis
on health, at each school.
VETS WILL MEET
A regular meeting of V t??rans
of World War 1. Macon County
Barracks No. 906, will be tomorrow
? Pridayi night at 7:30 at the
SAM TALLENT (13) and an unidentified If csville player discover just how elusive a foot
hall can be when two are after it. This particul u play ?as a pa is to Tallent that was broken
up by the llayesville nvin. (Stafl Photoi
SYLVA GAME FRIDAY NIGHT ?
Panthers Dump Hayesville High 26-7
Franklin High's Panthers are
ready to take on the Sylva Golden
Hurricane here tomorrow < Friday
night after winning their first
home game 26 to 7 last Thursday
night against Hayesville.
Sylva is rated as one of the
powers the cor.T rente t.hi.
season and trfe kuti: Is expected
to attract a large f J'.owkijs from
net only' here but Jackson County.
JJ jll will be a'. 3 o'clock.
A crowd es.t:ir.ated at something
over COO was or. hand last w ek
lor tl|C nv.chec.uled Franklin
Hayesvtlle i.irao. which wa.
channed from Friday to Thurs
day because .01 a district teacher
meotitiK in Asheville. As the first
htir.e outing for the Panthers, the
game left little to be desired.
Coach Dick Sto'.t's, "Phi Beta
Kappa" team performed well on
the ground and in the air. A
second hylf kk'k-off return for 83
Vat as t>y Teccy Ciark helped
spice the victory. Franklin's third
in four outings
After a lackluster first ouarter.
'he Panthers moved into the lead
?vi en Jimmy Williams passed six
V. Mis to Do.g Pearson for a touch
down. Red Seay ran the extra
t :int. Clark's kick return in the
'second quarer put Franklin out
See No. 3, Pa^e Ten
'COLLEGE DAY' HELD TUESDA Y AT FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
T?enty-t?o colleges and institution!) of big her learning were represented Tuesday at Frank
lin High's "College Day". Discussing their futures with a representative of the Vniversity of
North Carolina are <L to R) Miss Vianne Keener, Arthur Hays, Ronnie Henson, and Howard
Burch. (Staff Photo.
How do town and county gov
ernment*. businessman, and other
citizens (eel about the sale of
Nantahala Power and Light Com
pany's electric distribution system
to Duke Power Company?
A special committee appointed
Wednesday night of last week as
the upshot of a public meeting
in Franklin hopes to find out. If
there Is enough Interest In the
slx-county area served by Nanta
hala then steps will be taken to
obtain legal aid to fight the sa'e.
according to Dr. J. W. Kahn.
Franklin alderman who called the
About 50 persons, attended In
cluding three surprise guests.
Duke vlce-presldenta O. W. Jones,
Paul Lucas, and John Hicks. In
addition to Franklin, represented
were Sylva, Cullowhee, and High
An editorial evaluation of the
many points brought out at the
meeting, which was held at East
Franklin School, may be found or!
Page 2 of this Issue.
County Roads Get
.?:x county roads received
stone during the past month,
according to F. L. Hutchison,
They are White and Ma.sh
burn Road, for 0.6 mile; Horse
Cove Road, 06; Wilson Road,
one mile; Dryman Road. 0 4;
Clear Creek Road, 0.5; and Hog
Back Mountain Road, 0,3.
DINNER SLATED 17th ?
Rural Community Judging
Scheduled October 15-16
Judging of communities com
peting in the '39 Macon County
Hural Community Development
Contest la scheduled October 15
An awards dinner Ls being
planned October 17 at Franklin
High, with the communities shar
ing the expenses.
Plans for these events were
made Thursday night by members
o[ the county council, which over
sees the annual contest. J. Fred
Biyson, chairman, presided.
Out-of-county Judges are now
Regional W. M. U.
For Local Church
A meeting of the Bryson City
Reei.n of the W.M.U. will be at
the Franklin Baptist Church Mon
day. October j. at 7 p.m
Mi's. Vv'ayne Slaton. of Bryson
City, regional president, - will pre
side Mtss Mariam J. Robinson, of
Raleigh, executive secretary of the
North Carolina W.M.U, will be
present for the meeting. '
Sandwiches will t>t' served from
6 to 7 o'clock for those who work
late and for tiio.,e coming from i
long distance to attend the meet
As In past years, the awards
dinner will be In the nature of a
"thank you" to merchants sup
porting the development program.
Since beautifleatlon Is a major
project In the communities this
year, it was announced at the
meeting that the Incentive prize In
beautlflcatlon Is being raised from
$50 to *100.
Vandalism at community picnic
areas and buildings also was dis
cussed. Some picnic areas have
been completely wrecked by van
dals. A committee composed of
Pritchard Russell. Troy Hurst, and
Erwin Patton was named to re
quest assistance from law enforce
ment officials in curbing vandal
Total enrollment In the Macon
County School System Is down
about 100 this year, according to
figures compiled by Supt. H.
For the first 10 days of school,
enrollment was 3.773, as compared
with 3.889 for the same period
The decrease has occurred in
the elementary grades. High
school enrollment is up some.
Supt. Bueck thinks the drop is
caused by the fact that the war
time crop of children is now mov
ing out of the elementary grades
and Into high school.
Elementary enrollment is 2,798
ar.d iut;h school 977 These com
pare with 2.922 ana 967 last year.
The superintendent expects en
rollment to Increase some as the
school year progresses. Last year's
total enrollment on the final day
of school was 3.945.
Following are enrollment figures
for each school: Franklin Elemen
tary, 327; East Franklin. 400: Cul
lasaja. 342; Union. 245; Cowee,
222: Otto. 231 : Cartoogechaye, 270:
Iotla, 224; Nantahala. 187; High
lands, 297; Chapel. 51; Franklin
High. 807; Highlands High, 93;
Nantahala. 63; Chapel High, 14.
T,.^; v'HS*r, oh*"rV''r: in Highlands hy
Tudor N. Hall and W C N.wtnn. TV A
t"\.,,rlu,r* " R V "" C*"V"t" Mxrtrolo?ric
I^iWatory. Reading ar. for thr 24-hmir
ik nod endinit at a a ?>. ?f th? d Hated.
Wed , 23rd
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