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74th Year ? No. 44
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, October 29, 1959
Pri/'n 1 H ( ?
M ELAINE HOOPER, six-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
R. V. Hooper, who underwent
heart surgery at Duke Hospital in
Durham last week, is reported re
covering satisfactorily. She prob
ably will remain in the hospital
until the latter part of next week.
THE FRANKLIN Garden Club
?will hold its November meeting
Monday at 2 p.m. at Kelly's Tea
Room. Mis. A. R. Higdon, Miss
Gladys Sellers, Mrs. Horner Stock
ton and Mrs. Lester Conley will be
hostesses Mis. Sam Winkleblack
will speak on the subject, "Con
sider the Lilies".
THE HIGHLIGHT of the Hallo
ween carnival held at East Frank
lin School last Saturday night
was the crowning of the king and
queen. Sandra Kinsland, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kinslanc*.,
from Mrs. Alex Deal's second
grade, was elected queen, and Joe
Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob.
Sanders, from Mrs. Fred Arnold's
.second grade, was crowned king.
MR. AND MRS. Robert Parker,
who are re-modeling their home
on the Maxwell Home Road, were
feted with a housewarming Friday
night. Between 25 and 30 friends
called during the evening.
THE NINTH anniversary of the
Franklin Junior Woman's Club
was celebrated Monday night with
a dinner meeting at Cagle's Resta
urant. The Rev. Donn Langfitt.
pastor of the Franklin Presby
terian Church, was guest speaker.
Eighteen members were present.
The theme used for the program
was the "horn of plenty", and
fall flowers and leaves were used
as table decorations. Mrs. Harold
Corbin, president of the club, and
Mrs. Langfitt, who accompanied
her husband as a guest, were pre
CARR BRYSON, of Franklin.
Route 4, last week exhibited a
duck egg that was a whopper,
weighing more than three ordinary
hen eggs. Measuring eight inches
in circumference, and 10 inches
around, the long way, it tipped
the scales at half a pound.
JOHN E. Cutshall, superin
tendent of the Macon County
prison camp, reported yesterday
that the health rating of the
camp is up a point. Following an
inspection by health officials
Tuesday, the camp's rating was
pushed up from 94 to 95.
Of Her Dormitory
Miss Dwain Horsley, of Frank
lin, has been elected 1959-60
president of the Memorial Dormi
tory House Council at Baylor
University, Waco, Texas, where
she is a sophomore, it has been
announced by the university.
Miss Horsley, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. (Bill) Horsley, is
a graduate of Franklin High
School. She is a pre-med student
WILL SPEAK HERE
Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr., has
accepted an invitation from the
Franklin Rotary Club to be its
guest speaker on the evening
of December 3. Detailed plans
for his visit here are being
worked out. Mr. Ervin, of Mor
ganton, is this state's senior
U. S. Senator.
Seek To Expand
Plans for revitalizing the pro
gram of evangelistic services held
each summer at Friendship Taber
nacle here were outlined by Bob
S. Sloan, member of a committee
at work on the project, at Satur
day night's Rural Community De
velopment awards banquet.
The committee has in mind, Mr.
Sloan said, making the series of
services last two weeks, instead of
one, with a number of visiting
speakers, instead of only one.
Already booked for next sum
mer, he said, are Dr. Frank
Laubach, famed missionary and
originator of the "each one teach
one" method of combatting illiter
acy,. and Df. Pierce Harris, noted
Plans also are under discussion
to make participation in the
musical phrase of the services
county-wide, he said.
Mr. Sloan asked the coopera
tion of the rural community de
A Baptist W.M.U. central
foreign mission study will be hald
next Tuesday night at Franklin's
First Baptist Church.
All W.M.U. organizations in the
Macon Baptist Association are ex
pected to cooperate in this mission
study. The classes will begin at
6:30. Refreshments will be servtfd
at 8 o'clock. Mrs, Robert R.
Standley will spealc on foreign
missions at 8:30.
The W.M.S. book will be taught
by Mrs. E. W. Fisher, the Y.W.A.
book by Mrs. Arvil Parker; the
intermediate G.A. book by Mrs.
Ernest L. Hyde; the junior G.A.
book by Mis. Bruce Bryant; and
the primary Sunbeam book by
Mrs. T. L. Jamison.
AO AdljS MR. MACON! AN"
In sj?ite of how much people holler about the- fact
that they don't want the government to waste their
money when they spend it and they want each dol
lar put where it will do the most good, it appears
to me that they don't stop and think too much
when they have a chance to vote on government
North Carolina is so poor that the old age as
sistance grants had to be cut. A feller drawing
about $39 a month and trying to live on it had to
take a cut of about $2.00 a month.
However, we go to the polls and vote to spend
(or so early returns indicate) $25O,OO0.OO to make
statues to some of our departed great, $100,0Q0.00
on Armories over the state, or $500,000.00 for bet
ter port facilities.
Some of the issues in the bond election were for
needed things and I put an X down for them, but I
doubt if any of thein were < needed as bad as the
i?2 a month Luther and Hewellett and them rep
resentatives are taking away from that feller on
Old Age Assistance.
' I ?
i And I thank you,
Is N earing
At the end of the second week
of solicitation. Franklin's United
Fund neared tlte halfway mark.
Pledges Monday totaled $5,745.
Earl Adams, campaign chairman,
announced. The 1959 U. F. goal is
The total represented reports,
he said, from only about a third
of the commercial division and
about three-fourths of the in
dustrial division. No reports hud
been received from the profession
or special gifts divisions.
One business ? Macon Insur
ance Agency ? and three schools
? Iotla, Otto, and Union ? are
the only one so far reporting 100
per cent employe participation.
(In the case of the schools, that
meant every teacher, not the chil
With the exceptions of the rural
communities, the schools, and the
special gifts division, it is hoped
to finish the job by November 9.
the chairman said.
He asked that any business or
person who has not been solicited
telephone him at LA 4-2151.
Plan Coffee Hour
, A coffee hour will be held in
connection with the N C. Sym
phony Orchestra membership dnv-:
meeting to be held Sunday after
noon at the Franklin Methodist
Church, it was announced this
The meeting is to launch the
local drive for Symphony member
ships. In the next two weeks, a
total of $985 will be sought ? the
quota to bring the Little Sym
phony here in the winter or spring
for a free children's matinee and
an evening concert for adults.
The meeting is set for 4 o'clock.
Mrs. H. Bueck, local chairman,
explained that memberships are
available as follows: Student, $1;
single adult membership, $3;
couples. (5; active membership,
$10; donor, $25; and patron, $100.
Early in its existence, the or
chestra was brought to Franklin
for concerts each spring for sev
eral seasons, but the project has
not been pursued in recent years.
Here, 41 To 7
Franklin High's Panthers took
a 41-7 licking from Murphy Fri
day night on the local field.
Franklin's lone touchdown came
in the third quarter, when Doug
Pearson ran 74 yards to score,
after catching a pass from Jim
my Williams. i
Murphy's scoring was led by I
Bud Killian and David Thompson,
who scored two touchdowns each.
Killian scored on one-yard plunges '
in the first and second quarters. '
Thompson scored twice in the 1
last quarter. Other Murphy touch
downs were made by Frank Hill, ]
in the first, and Emanuel McDon
ald, in the third quarter.
IN RECORD LIGHT VOTE ?
6 Bond Issues O. K.'d
By Voters Here, 3 Lose
In the lightest vote In memory
? perhaps the lightest In this
county's history ? Macon County
voters Tuesday approved six of
the proposed state bond issues.
With four precincts unreported
Wednesday, the other three issues
apparently had failed to carry in
The three with a majority
against are the proposed bond
issues for a state armory, lot
ports development, and for his
State-wide, all nine proposals
apparently had been approved,
although the margins for those
three Were small, and about one
fourth of the precincts in the
state were unreported.
Macon precincts from which no
reports had been received yester
day i Wednesday i were Highlands.
EUijay, and Nantahala Nos. 1 and
The highest vote cast in the 11
reported precincts was 471. This
compares with nearly 4,000 in last
year's general election.
The only comparably light vote
in recent history was in a county
school bond election December 15,
1945, when a heavy snow, falling
the night before the election, was
credited with keeping many voters
away from the polls. In that elec
tion. the total vote was approxi
The totals on the nine issues,
in the 11 precincts reporting, fol
State educational institutions
capital improvements " for, 333;
Mental institutions improve
ments: for, 356: against. 115.
Community colleges: for, 252,
Hospitals: for. 249: against.
State armory: to". 199; against.
State training school: for. 278;
Blind rehabilitation center: for.
292: against. 149.
State ports: for. 188, aiainst
Historical sites: for, 189; a iin t,
The County Board of Elections
will meet this. "Thursday i morn
ir.q at 11 o'clock to make the
offic ial canvass of the vote, J. Lee
R 'rnard, chairman, said.
TO GO TO 3
Scout Honor Court
Set For Tonight
At Methodist Church
Three local Boy Scouts will re
ceive their Eagle badges, top
award in Scouting, at a Court of
Honor ceremony at the Franklin
Methodist Church Sunday night
at 7 o'clock.
The new Eagle Scouts are Oary
Crawford, of Explorer Post 221.
the son of Mr. and Mrs. E: O.
Crawford: and Paul Cabe and
Johnny Crawford, of Explorer
Post 202, the sons, respectively,
of Mr. and Mrs. Russell C. Cabe
and Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford.
Following usual custom at Eagle
award ceremonies, each boy will
have his badge pinned on by his
James (Jimmy) Hauser, local
scoutmaster, will preside at the
Will Seek 125
The Red Cross Bloodmobili
ivill be in Hlghalnds November
3, it has been announced.
It is hoped that, on that day,
125 donors will show up from
Wacon County and the adjoining
Gorton-Cashiers Glenville section
jf Jackson County.
The Bloodmobile will be at the
highlands Methodist Church.
The hours are 2 to 6 p.m.
24 Boys, Girls
For Stock Show
Ail even two doz< n Future
Farmers of America a: d 4-H club
boys and girls here are putting
last-minute touches to two dozen
calves, in preparation for next
week's annual W.N.C. Fat Stock
Show and Sale.
The show, set for Tuesday, and
the sale, the following day. will
be held at the Hominy Valley
Horse 4nd Hound Pavilion, near
The boys and girls will be ac
companied by advisors Kenneth
Perry and Bryan Anders, of the
county a (rent's office, and Wayne
Proffitt, vocational agriculture
teacher. If he Is physically able
to go. Mr. Proffitt Tuesday was
ill at his home.
George Gibson, Verle McCoy,
and Don Brown will take tbe
calves to Enka Saturday, so they
\:an get over the trip before th?
Other Interested adults plan to
be present Tuesday or Wednesday,
Those who will enter calves are
Johnny Taylor, Johnny Cabe.
Jimmy Taylor. Tommy Fouts. Billy
Crawford, Jim Nolen. Roger Tal
ley, Wayne Gregory, Steve Whit
mire, Gail Proffitt, Clyde Downs,
Jr., Elizabeth Ann Amnions, Jim
my Williams David Cabe. Spike
Maddox. Tex Corbin. Douglas
Peek. Bobby Bell. Ted Bingham.
Sue Crawford. Genevieve Whit
mire, A1 Slagle, Richard Alexan
der. and Reagan Amnions
PLAN BAKK SAI.K
The Women of Cullasaja Assem
bly of God Church will hold a
bake sale Saturday at 9 a m in
the old Quality Shop building.
AN UNIDENTIFIED Murphy back is shown scampering for a big gain in Friday night's game
here with Franklin. Moving in to intercept him is Panther Italic B.iird (16). (Staff Photo)
PRESENTED AT ANNUAL BANQUET -
Iotla Wins Top Rural Award:
Cowee 2nd, Cullasaja 3rd
IOTI.A COMMUNITY'S president, Mrs. Stanley Penland, is
shown receiving the lop rash award from II. liue^k, who made
the presentatioiis to winning rural mmunities. (Staff Photo'
RESCUE OF ONE DELAYED ?
2 Escape As Car Plunges
250 Feet Down Mountain
Two Buncombe County youth:>
escaped death when their auto
mobile left Highway 23 and
plunged 250 feet down Cowee
Mountain Saturday night.
The accident happened approxi
mately three-quarters of a mile
this side of Cowee Gap about 11
Searchers found one of the two
? Benjamin Earl Hylton, 17. of
Candler, Route 1, 11th grade stu
dent at Enka High School ?
about 50 feet above the car. and
carried him up the steep side of
the mountain to the highway.
It was an hour later that the
other youth. James Theodore
White, 20, also of Candler, Route
1, Enka employe, was found.
Hylton. when brought out, said
he was alone in the car. He was
brought to Angel Hospital and
the search party, made up of
Highway Patrolman H. T. Fergu
son, Deputy Sheriff Newell Pen
dergrass, members of the Frank
lin Rescue Squad, and interested
citizens, returned to Franklin.
Harold Corbin, a member of the
search group, who rode In the
ambulance with Hylton. was
struck by the youth's uncertainty
absut being alone In the car. Ac
cordingly, Mr. Corbin, accom
panied by Mrs. Corbin, returned
to the scene. When he stopped,
he heard someone call, turned
his flashlight down the mountain,
and saw White, souked by the
night's rain and covered with
blood, struggling up the side of
the mountain. Mrs. Corbin re- (
turned to Franklin to send the
ambulance back, while Mr. Corbin
helped the young man up to the
Meanwhile. Patrolman Ferguson
was getting In touch with Hylton's
father, through the Highway Pa
trol radio station In Asheville.
and learned from him that White
had been with Hylton.
Both youths "definitely were
under the influence of intoxi
cants". Mr. Ferguson said, adding
that "charges have been preferr
The two had been to a football
game at Cullowhee, and, at Sylva,
turned south Instead of north.
When found, they said they
thought they had headed toward
The alarm was given by Larry
Dryman, Franklin High School
student, who was returning from
the Cullowhee game Driving Just
behind the 1939 Chevrolet, oc
cupied by Hylton and White, he
thought he saw the car disappear.
So he notified authorities when
he reached Franklin. Persons re
turning to Franklin from the
name said the yencountered fog
at about the point where the car
left the highway.
The car. which was demolished,
was owned by White, but Hylton
was driving, Mr. Ferguson report
Hylton suffered cuts and
abrasions. White suffered multiple
cuts and abrasions and a vertebral
Both were reported in good con
dition at the hospital Wednesday.
Iotla captured top place in th
1959 Macon County Rural Con
n. unity Development contest, an
was presented the $200 first priz
at Saturday night's annual award
Second place and a prize o
$150 was won by Cowee.
Cullasaja, in third place, wa
handed a check for $100 by H
Bueck, county school superin
tendent, who made the presen
A $100 incentive award foi
the best community beautifies
tion work went to Holly Springs
Nine other incentive awards
?f $50 each, were distributee
Fur its religious activities
Hal ton community.
Outstanding community proj
ect. Clark's Chapel.
Best health program, Culla
Best 4-H program, Cartooge
Best . balanced agricultural
Best community participation
Best home food program, Co
Best in youth activities, Car
Best increase in income,
Reporting for their commun
ities were Mrs. Stanley Penland,
fVir Iotla; the Rev. A. Rufus
Morgan I in the absence of the
president, E. S. Purdom), for
Cartoogechaye; Sidney Clay,
Higdonville, Troy Hurst, Co
wee; Pritchard Russell, Culla
saja, Mrs. Jack Cabe, Holly
Springs; Mrs. Lola Krickbaum,
Patton; Mrs. Esther Cunning
ham, Carson; and Jerry Sut
ton, Clark's Chapel.
In addition to accounts of
tangible accomplishments, the
reports emphasized such things
as making Macon County, as a
whole, a better place to live,
cooperation as well as competi
tion, and nelghborliness and
willingness to work for the good
of all without thought of re
While a wide variety of ac
tivities was covered in the field
of tangible accomplishments,
there appeared to have been
heavy stress during the year on
improvements to churches.
Bill Raby, who presided In
the absence of Fred Bryson,
county chairman, suggested the
SEE NO. I. PAQE 8
17 ON TOUR ?
Footsore, History -Laden, -
Maconians Head For N. Y.
By J. P. BRAIlY
(Staff Correspondent,' '
WASHINGTON. D C, Oct.
28? After a whirKwind tour of
this historic city yesterday,
root-weary and history-laden
Macon Couhty Home Demon
stration Club women boarhed a
bus this morning for New York
City and a visit to the United
Nations. I . i
The 17 Maconians (everyone
made it as planned but Mrs.
Ed Coates, who had to drop out
it the last minute Monday be
lausp of illness In her family i
Thursday will Join about 80
more Tar Heel club women at
Lhe United Nations Building,
where they will be greeted by
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Dr
Frank P. Graham Thursday
has been designated as "United
Nations Day*' for the North
Carolinians and a full schedule
has been arranged there:
Friday morning they will
sight -see around New York be
fore boarding a bus for a re
turn! trip to Washington. In
Washington they will entrain
Tor Asheville, arriving there
Monday's train trip from
Asheville to Washingtoh proved
to b<> not only humorous, but
eventful for the Macon County
club women, as they attempted
to eoil up in the recflning
chairs lor some rest, one club
woman split her girdle I before
supper at that!i and then had
insult added to injury when
she returned from replacing it
to discover someone had taken
One of the youngsters on the
trip ? making what proved to be
one of about a hundred rest
room stops dprlng the night ?
emerged from the men's room
as the train rocked and rolled
down Old Fort Mountain.
"That's the shakiest bathroom
I've ever seen," he announced
to the women.
In a breathtaking sweep of
the Washington spots, the Ma
conlans visited the Bureau of
Printing and Engraving, the
Smithsonian Institute, the Na
tional Art Gallery, the White
House, the Lincoln and Jeffer
son Memorials, the Capitol, and
thr Archives? all crammed into
"Makes you want to come
back and see what you know
you've missed in the rush,"
On Tuesday night of last week
District 1 of the Junior Womans
Clubs held a dinner meeting at
Sunset Farm in Jackson County.
Attending from the local cluo
were Mrs. Kenneth Perry, Mrs.
Pete Penland, Misses Mamie Lee
and Harriet Murray, Mrs. Fred
Salain, Mrs. Harold Corbln, Miss
Emily Michael, Miss Esta Chll
ders, Mrs. Glenn Davis and Mrs.
'Buddy Poppy Sale'
Will Be Held Today
Today < Thursday) is "Buddy
Poppy Day" here.
Members of the V.F.W. Auxiliaiy
?will sell poppies on Franklin
streets, with the Children's Shop
as headquarters for the sale.
The annual |pvent is to honor
memotf of the war dead through
service to the living. The poppies
are made by disabled veterans,
and their families, including those
in need here. Mrs. R. E. <Tony>
Wc lch, sale chairman, explained.
The wrn-k's temperature* artd rainfall helow
are t?r?rd?d in Franklin by Mxnmr. Stilfta,
U. S. weather observer. in Highlands by
Tudor N. Mall ?nd W. C. Newton. TV A
?l>wrvf'r*; and at the Coweta Hydrolotric
laboratory. Read intra are for the 24-hour
period endinjr at 8 a.m. of the day livted.
High Low Rain
60 45 .09
66 54 .00
69 57 .14
60 45 .13
47 40 .03
70 30 .00
63 40, trace
_ 31 .00
70 46 .00
60 49 .19
63 55 .04
65 45 .29
58 38 .14
49 28 .01
69 37 .08
60 28 .00