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74th Year? No. 43
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 22, 1959
Price 10 C ent
SENT TO OFFICIALS -
Letter Cites Ways
To Help Community
SEN. HERMAN Talmadge, of J
Georgia, had some car trouble ,
Friday and stopped in town for ,
some repairs. He and his wife
and another woman had coffee
at the H & J and the senator
did a bit of handshaking up ;
and down the main drag.
A RECORD 1,891 are register
this fall at Western Carolina
College. Dr. Paul A. Reid says
this is about saturation enroll- .
ment for the institution. If the
October 27 bond election car- J
ries, W. C. C. can expect an !
appropriation sufficient for two
more dorms and other needed '
buildings, he says.
IT'S ABOUT time that nip 1
got in the air in the morning. 1
Smoke curling from chimneys 1
will have to do some catching '
THERE APPEARS to be a lot :
of accidental shooting going on 1
in other counties. You Macon
?County hunters take it easy and
make sure you're pointing at
MURPHY HAS just raised a
heck of a lot of money to build
ing a building for a new in
dustry ? something like $150,000.
SOME WHOPPING big Sta
men Winesaps have been grown
by Luddie Jones, of the High
lands road. He has four that 1
weighed four pounds and six
ounces. The largest is a pound
and four ounces ? a lotta apple
GET YOUR mouth ready to
wateT! Some ot that choice
baby beef Is about ready to
leave here tor the W. N. C. Fat
Stock Show and Sale. Our
F. -F. A. and 4-H clubbers will
be needing your support at the
sale. Let's bring that choice
meat back home!
GOTTA FAVORITE FLOWER?
Want to see it become the na
tional flower? Mrs. 8. R. Simp
son, president of the Franklin
Garden Club, urges everyone to
stop by West's Florist and vote
for a flower. The club has gone
along with the wild columbine
because it grows in every state
in . the union.
HURRAH! They've fixed that
"drop-off" at the entrance of
the Bank of Franklin alley so
your car won't scrape its back
MRS. W. N. COOK had a wild
goose feasting in her front
yard Tuesday afternoon. She
offered to run it down for the
PRESS photographer so he
could capture a "wild goose
IF YOU'D like to make a
donation to something worth
while, join the local chapter of
the Retarded Childrens Associa
tion. A membership drive- is
slated this month and your
help is needed.
HAVE YOU made that United
Fund contribution yet? This
fund is supporting a lot of
organizations that could use
support and you owe it to your
self, as a citizen, to see that
the goal is topped.
THE SKATING rink will be
closing up Saturday for the
winter. It's getting too chilly
at nights to keep going on the
rollers, they say.
THEY'RE PUTTING patches
on the patches on the roof of
the old county courthouse.
A CAR LOAD of Negroes from
Florida wrecked (no one hurt)
Monday night in town. The
children were scared half to
death, the family had no place
to go because Franklin isn't set
up to handle Negro travelers ?
but, the helping hand always
reaches out A Negro family of
nine, with no room to spare for
itself, offered them shelter.
An organization of citizens
:alllng themselves the Inter- :
Church and Civic Betterment :
Interest Group has prepared a
etter citing seven suggestions
'to make a better community".
Three of the seven points
ieai directly with additional
police protection; one calls for
i stiffening of the town's "no
loitering" ordinance; another
leals with the youth activities
program; one pleas for better
movies; and the last asks for
ocal control of suggestive and
objectionable magazines on
Copies of the letter have been
sent to town and county gov
erning bodies and to most
church, civic, and service or
ganizations in the county, in
cluding the organized rural
The Rev. Robert E. Early is
secretary pro tem of the newly
organized group, which was
formed in the wake of recent
incidents involving juveniles.
The letter says "we have jus
tifiable pride in the sense of
decency and responsibility of
the vast majority of our Macon
citizens and our county youth.
However, wishing to encourage
this fine element and deter con
trary-minded minorities, we
hereby sumbit . . . certain pos
sible suggestions, calculated to
support the present efforts for
civic order and town-county
cohesion, and to promote other
and better suggestions to make
a better community. . . . We
pray your thoughtful consider
ation of these items ? and of
others which may be! further
suggested ? and hope that our
commissioners and councilmen
will be encouraged to add more
of their own."
Following are the seven sug
1. An additional night police
man ? with great appreciation
for the work being done by a
2. A night watchman for the
business district, or other help
ful law enforcement and pro
3. An officer at all public
Franklin High's Ronald (Ron
nie) Henson, has been announc
ed as a semi-finalist in .the
1959-60 National Merit Scholar
ship competition. He is among
10,000 of the highest scorers on
the' scholarship , qualifying test
given in more than 14,500 high
schools last spring to some 550,
000 students. He will now face
asnother rigorous three hour ex
amination, the Scholastic Apti
tude Test of the College En
trance Examination Board, in
December. A 17-year-o?d senior,
Ronnie is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph M. Henson, of Otto.
He wants to become a doctor.
So AayS "MR. MACON! AN"
Talk about a neighborly thing. That $1,000 Burl
ington Industries has given the youth center build
ing fund is pure next-doorness !
Allan Brooks, building program chairman, sums
it up pretty good with "This should dispel any
notions that large corporations aren't interested in
community activities." -
So, it's now up to Franklinites, particularly teen
agers, to show Burlington that their interest is on
' And I thank \jou,
gatherings where an emergency
might arise: (ball games, car
nival, skating rink, youth cen
4. The present "no loitering"
ordinance to apply more gener
ally than to transients.
5. Regarding the town and
county youth activities pro
a. Help foster the comple
tion of the youth center,
by urging and/or organ
, izing all possible civic
manpower and funds,
and lending equipment
as well as moral support!
b. Activate the coordina-'
tion of all youth group
' activities helping to plan
for a director at least
during the summer.
6. A plea for more, high grade
7. The forthright suppression
of suggestive and objectionable
Joining U. N.
Tour Of State
Forty-six from Western North
Carolina, including 18 from Ma
con County, will leave Monday
morning to Join the annual N.C.
Home Demonstration Club Tour
to the United Nations.
Members of the Franklin Home
Demonstration Club are credited
with organizing the tour for the
women In the western district.
The western group will join the
Piedmont and eastern groups in
New York City during the week.
Those planning to make the trip
from here are Miss Katherlne
Vinson. Mrs. Van Frazier, Mrs.
Florence S. Sherrill, Tommy Sher
rill, Mrs. Hyldah Shepherd, Mrs.
W. A. Dixon, Mrs. Weimar Jones,
Mrs. Oeofee B Patton. Miss
Gladys Sellers, Mrs. Marie Rogers,
Mrs. Ed Coates, Miss Kate Jacobs.
Mrs. Kenyon Hyde, Mrs. Lee
Woods, and Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Brady and son, Steve.
Departing by train from Ashe
ville Monday afternoon, the dele
gation will spend a night In Wash
ington before going by bus to
New York City for two days of
sightseeing at the United Nations
and other points of interest. They
will return home Saturday morn
'Poppy Day' Set
For October 31
"Buddy Poppy Day" will be Sat
urday, October 31, In Franklin.
The poppy sale will be conduct
ed by members of the V.F.W.
Auxiliary. Headquarters will be
the Children's Shop.
At its monthly meeting the 12th,
the auxiliary voted to contribute
$30 to the special education cjass
for handicapped children to help
purchase lunches and supplies.
Members are asked to bring
used magazines, or good reading
material of any type, to monthly
meetings for distribution to hos
pital patients. t
Macon 4-H Girl ,
Wins State 1st
A Macon County 4-H clubber.
Miss Elizabeth Ann Amnions, is a
state 4-H records winner.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Ammons. of Holly Springs, her
beef production records took a
first place in state-wide com
WITH FEW REPORTS ?
United Fund Is Growing
With only a few reports in.
the United Fund drive In the
Franklin area had grown to
$3,246 by Monday afternoon
Chairman Earl Adams charU
daily "temperature" rises on the
U.F. therometer erected on the
front of the Bank of Franklin
Mr. Adams said "very few" ol
IT'S A CENTURY FOR 'AUNT CISSY* EMORY
Yesterday (Wednesday), Mrs. Elizabeth "Aunt Cissy" Emory
made it an even hundred birthdays. A Democrat and a Baptist
(like her father), she is still quite active and finds radio a
pleasant companion. "Aunt Cissy" quietly marked becoming a
centenarian at the home of her son, Jim Emory, in the Pattan
community. (Staff Photo)
FOR AREA SHOW -
Getting Ready. . .
Future Farmers of America and
4-H clubbers ate preparing 24
calves for the annual WJf.C. Fat
Stock Show and Sale, according
to Wayne Proffitt, vocational agri
cultural teacher, who is in charge.
The show and sale are scheduled
November 3 and 4 at the Hominy
Valley Horse and Hound Pavilion
Accompanied by Mr. Proffitt
and Ken Perry, assistant agricul
tural agent .the young Maconians
and their animals will leave the
31st for the show to give the
calves ample time to become ad
justed to their new surroundings.
Those taking calves include
Johnny Taylor, Johnny Cabe.
GOING TO ASHEVILLE ?
Glinda Lee, Harris Elmore
Are 4-H Electric Winners
Miss Glinda Lee and Harris
Elmore have been chosen Ma
con County winners In the 1959
4-H Farm and Home Electric
Contest, It was announced this
week by Mrs. Jessie D. Cabe, as
sistant home agent.
Miss Lee Is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arrowood Lee, of
Longvlew community, and young
Elmore Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. Elmore, of Highlands.
As county winners, they will
receive an all expense paid trip
to the 1959 4-H Electric Cong
ress In Ashevllle October 29 and
30. They will be accompanied
by Mrs. Cabe.
The electrical project Is sup
ervised by the North Carolina
Extension Service, In coopera
tion with the four, major power
companies In the state. Nanta
hala Power and Light Company
awards prizes In the six-county
area it serves. In addition to
the county awards, each com
pany will present a $100 schol
arship to the 4-H boy and girl
winning first place in its serv
ice area and gold wrist watches
to the second place winners.
C. H. Bolton, vice-president
of Nantahala Power, will pre
sent Nantahala's district awards
his volunteer workers have turned
in reports and he is pleased with
the results so far. The goal this
year is $12,034.
The chariman asks all volun
teers to canvass their assigned
areas as soon as possible and re
"We hope to complete the drive
within the next week or so." he ex
Jimmy Taylor, Tommy FouLs, Billy
Crawford, Jim Nolen, Roger Tal
ley, Wayne Gregory, Steve Whlt
mire. Gall Proffltt, Clyde Downs,
Jr., Elizabeth Ann Ammons, Jim
my Williams, Daivd Cabe, Spike
Maddox. Tex Corbln, Douglas
Peek. Bobby Bell, Ted Bingham,
Sue - Crawford, Genevieve Whit
mire, A1 Slagle, Richard Alexan
der. and Reagan Ammons.
Mr. Profltt Is a member of the
show steering committee.
Judge for this year's show will
be B. J. Dixon, of Western Cattle
Company, Albany. Ga. Auctioneers
will be Gay 8 nelson, of Aitaevtlle,
Medford Leather wood, of Waynes
vllle, and R. N. McCoy, of Frank
at the awards banquet of the
Electric Congress the 30th.
Contestants In this 4-H proj
ect were required to submit
written reports on what they
had learned about the various
uses of electricity on the (arm
and in the home and how they
had utilized electric service to
save time, labor, and money.
Of C. T. A.
Miss Lois Lamblc, of Raleigh,
state president of the Class-room
Teachers Association, will be
guest speaker Tuesday afternoon
at the first meeting of the year
of the local C.TA.
The meeting is set for 3:30 p.m.
in the high school library. Any
classroom teacher who Is not a
member of the organization is In
vited to attend.
Officers of th^ local group,
which was organized last year un
der the N. C. Education Associ
ation, are Mrs. E. G. Crawford,
president; Miss Nor# Moody, vice
president; Mrs. Bobby Joe Corbin.
secretary; and Charles Cabe.
Algie Raby Wins
Premium At Fair
Algie Raby, of Franklin, Route
4. captured the third premium
for his yellow open pollinated
corn in the field crops division at
the N.C. State Fair last week.
His exhibit consisted of 10 ears
of corn, not nubbed, of the 1959
WHO ARE THE WINNERS?
Mystery Will Be Cleared
Up At Saturday's Dinner
TWO-WEEK CAMPAIGN ?
Bring Music Back-Drive
For Symphony Is Planned
A concerted two-v/eek member
ship drive Is being planned for
November by the local chapter of
the North Carolina Svmph >ny
Society to bring music back to
Under the leadership of the
president. Mrs. H. Bucrk, the
chapter will seek to raise $985.
the amountr needed to assure i>
free children's matinee and a
right concert for adults by the
North Carolina Symphony.
If the membership campaign is
successful, Mr Bueck said the con
certs probably will be scheduled
Soon after the first of the year.
Mrs. Bueek has called a "kick
off" meeting for the chapter on
Sunday. November 1. from 4 to
5 p.m. at the Methodist church.
The drive will continue for two
The following memberships are
available: $1 for students; $3 foi
a single membership; $5 for ]
couples; $10 for active; $25 for .
donor; ana $100 for patron. The
purchase of a membership in the
society also entitles the holder lo
attend any of the 40 other evening
membership concerts which the
symphony will play throughout
Memberships purchased help
drive the buses that bring .free
music to more than 100,000 Tar
Heel children annually. This in
tensive program of educational
music makes the North Carolina
Symphony unique among sym
The North Carolina Symphony
is a top quality orchestra which
is comparable lo the nation's best
known symphonies. In addition to
a program of the world's best
music, the symphony presents out
standing soloists, both instru
mentalists and vocalists. i
MURPHY IS NEXT ?
Panthers Back On Victory
Path, Beat Swain Maroons
Smarting from an unexpected
defeat by Robbinsvllle the week
before. Franklin High's Panthers
clawed back to the victory path
in Smoky Mountain Conference
play Friday night in Bryson City
by beating the Swain High Ma
roons 19 to 12.
Tomorrow (Friday) night at 8
o'clock, the Panthers will play
host to Murphy High In their final
An area meeting of Episcopal
congregations of Franklin. Mur
phy, Hayesvllle. and Highlands is
scheduled Sunday at 4 p.m. at St
Agnes Episcopal Church.
This will be a supper meeting
and salads and beverages will be
furnished by the St. Agnes con
gregation. Everyone Is asked to
bring sandwiches for his own
Dr. Herbert Koepp-Baker, of the
Church of the Incarnation, is
dean-appolntlve for the Franklin
Deanery, so-called because it repre
sents the center of a geographical
area embracing the churches of
Franklin, Murphy, Highlands, and
Hayesvllle. The deanery system
will go Into effect within the
W.N.C. diocese January 1.
A nursery will be operated dur
ing the meeting for small children.
Going To Rally ?
MISS HEDDEN IS CANDIDATE
FOR STATE F. H. A. OFFICE
Miss Carol Ann Hedden, daugh- i
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Hed
den, of the Patton community. I
will be a candidate for state office i
at Saturday's District VIII Rally
of Future Homemakers of America
Carol Ann will be one of three 1
candidates for stale parliamentar
ian. At Franklin High, she Is vice
president of the local chapter. i
An active member of the student
body. Carol Ann Is a varsity cheer
leader and a member of the Stu
dent Council. She also belongs to
the Patton Community 4-H Club.
Members of the Franklin club
on the balloting at the rally are
Misses Carla Hall. Sally Bateman.
and Ann Heafner. About 20 mem
bers of the local chapter plan to
A Hallowe'en caifrlval will be
held at the East Franklin School
Saturday night, beginning at 7
o'clock A king and queen contest
is being held In the school to
raise money for the eighth grade
trip to Atlanta, Oa. Refreshments
and games are planned and the
public is invited.
conference scrap and their next to
the last name of the regular <
Franklin scored all three of Its .<
touchdowns In the Swain game Ir. ?
the second quarter, with halfback
Jimmy Williams' passing arm re
sponsible for two of them. His
first was an eight-yard toss to end '
Doug Pearson. He connected with '
Teddy Clark for 23 yards on the
second. On the second touchdown.
Tommy Riser's kick was good.
Clark carried the ball over from
eight yards out for the Panthers'
TTie Maroons waited until the
third quarter to get In the ball
game. James Sossamon went over
from the two on a quarterback
sneak. In the fourth quarter,
Sossamon recovered one of his
own passes batted dtiwn by a
Panther and raced from the
Franklin 31 to the eight before
being stopped. On the next play.
Earl Crisp ran the touchdown
around left < '
Rushing yardage i 114 171
Passing yardage } 181 40
Passes intercepted by
19 11 5-2
0 19 0 0? 18
0 0 6 6?12
Featured on the program will ?
be a panel, "You and Your Fam
ily," led by Dr. Irven V. Sperry,
head of family development at
Woman's College. In addition,
Mrs. Jack Keeter. of Rutherford
ton, will present a feature.
?Charmingly Yours," and a Jazz
band will present musical enter
President of the local chapter
is Miss Juanita Welch.
The Methodist Men's meeting
will be held Tuesday night, Octo
ber 27, at 7 o'clock In the Cowee
School lunchroom. This is a
"ladles night" meeting. Supper
will be prepared and served by
the W.S.C.S. of the Snow Hill
The fourth Sunday singing of
the northern division of Macon
County will be held Sunday. Octo
ber 25. at the Oakdale Baptist
Church, beginning at 2 p.m. Lon
Thompson will be in charge ot the
program and he invites the public
and all singers to attend.
That big question, "Who are
Ihe winners of the '59 Macon
County Rural Community Develop
ment Contest?", won't be answer
ed until Saturday night, although
the judges already have selected
To reveal them now would spoil
the highlight of the annual rural
awards banquet, set for Saturday
night in the high school cafeteria
at 7 o'clock.
Between 150 and 200 community
representatives and businessmen
;ire expected to attend the "thank
you "dinner for those who support
ed the development program dur
ing the year.
No guest speaker is on tap.
Rather, 10 "little speeches" will
}e presented by community repre
sentatives in the form ol activity
Cash awards to the winning
(immunities will be presented by
H. Bucck, superintendent of Ma
?on County Schools. Bill Raby.
if Cowee. will be master of cere
lionles and Stephen A. Bundy will
jive the response on behalf of the
juslnessmen Dr. A. Rufus Mor
jan will give the invocation.
Macon's top community will
(?present the county in the
(V.N.C. Rural Community Develop
nent Contest later in the year.
Communities were judged last
Thursday and Friday by Mrs.
Justice Rozier. assistant home
?conomics agent in Henderson
bounty, and Robert Johnstone,
'arm management specialist with
he N.C. Extension Service tn
Competing this year are Holly
Springs, Clark's Chapel. Htgdon
/ille. Cullasaja. Pine Grove, Car
ion, Cartoogechaye, Cowee, Iotla,
The executive board of the
Franklin Garden Club will meet
Monday, October 26. at two o'clock
In the recreation hall of the
Franklin Presbyterian Church.
r. TJL SPEAKER
Joe Sherrlll, of Bryson City,
safety representative of the N.C.
Department of Motor Vehicles, will
Oe guest speaker tonight (Thurs
day) at a meeting of the East
Franklin P.-T.A The meeting Is -
set for 7:30.
Face Voters At
Nine decisions must be nude
by voters going to the polls
Tuesday, October 27, for the
special state wide bond election.
The ballot, which is repro
duced elsewhere In this issue,
lists the issues as separate items.
Anyone, or all, can be carried
A total of $34,400,000 is in
volved in the nine points.
J. Lee - Barnard, elections
board chairman, reports very
little racitfratlon activity In the
precincts Once the books were
opened the first Saturday in
the month. A new registration
was not required and he feels
this probably is the reason for
The w#k'n tetnperaturea and rainfall below
are recorded in Franklin by Manner. Stiles,
U. S. weathar observer: in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
>t**rrvrrw and at tb? Coweta Hydroloicic
laboratory. Keadinir* are for the 24-hour
period ending nt 8 a.m. of the day listed.
* no record
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