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74th Year ? No. 46
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, November 12, 1959
Price 10 Cent
ARE THEY traveling? Mrs. Lee
"Aunt, Carrie" Crawford sat by
her window overlooking Main
street (US 23-341, US 64, NC 28)
Sunday afternoon between 3 and
5:15 and counted 1,700 vehicles
MRS. FLORENCE S. Sherrill,
home economics agent, is author
of an article appearing in the
October issue of Extension Service
i Review, a national publication.
Entitled "On the March to Pro
gress", it discusses community de
velopment work. A picture illus
trating the article shows Mrs.
Alice Ray and two members of
the Carson doggers silk screening
skirts for the girl team members
IT'S ABOUT time to tune your
activities calendar to the Tuesday
and Friday night basketball games
in the local gymnasium. The boys
and girls are busy practicing.
A LARGE CROWD was on hand
Sunday afternoon in East Frank
lin to watcty a couple of home
made go-buggies speed around the
dirt track. Kart racing is quite
the stuff in other areas.
IF YOU wonder where the yel
low went, look at some of the
fallen leaves. There seems to be
more of this color this fall than
usual, probably because of the un
HOPE THE rural contest judges
look favorably on Iotla today in
their inspection tour. Macon is
due another winner in commun
ity development and Iotla has
worked long and hard on a wide
range of improvements.
TENACIOUSLY, the women ap
proach everyone coming near
Be Ik's and. ask them to purchase
a Little Symphony membership.
This salesmanship will surely as
sure the return of good music to
Franklin and the surrounding
area next Spring. ^ _
GILMER H. HENSON, who is
in charge of the farm census in
Macon and Swain, is receiving ap
t>licatons for census takers. Any
one over 18 who can qualify may
telephone him at LA 4-2946.
A MACONIAN, S/Sgt. Kenneth
Carpenter, who is stationed in
Panama City, Fla., won the Geor
gia State Championship Stock
Car Race in Thomasville in mid
uctober. He drove a '99 Plymouth;
THE SOAPY marks of Hallo
we'en are still around in some
places. Most windows have re
ceived their "annual'' scouring,
IF ANYTHING is ever going to
be done about the Indian Mound,
now is the time to plan for next
LES WALDROOP'S new record,
"They Said It Couldn't Be Done",
was in eighth place this i week in
the top 20 played in the South.
SOME OF these morning frosts
look more like snow and are a
lot colder than the fluffy stuff.
MARSHALL PETTIS' new motel
units are coming along and the
old house is gone. A picture found
in the walls will be published in
this newspaper later.
IT'S ABOUT time to warm up
the old courthouse for the Decem
ber term of court. It'll take that
long to keep the spectators from
freezing half td death.
THAT WAS A fine "apprecia
tion dinner" the Bby Scouts held
Tuesday night for adult leaders
and parents. More about it, in
cluding pictures, will be coming
up next week since it was held too
* late for this issue.
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NEW 4-H COUNCIL officers are shown above. They are <L to R) Sue Crawford, vice-presi
dent; Robert Enloe, president, Peggy Dills, treasurer; and Patsy Corbin, secretary. (Staff Photo)
A new slate 6f officers now
heads the Macon County 4H
Council, following a meeting Sat
urday morning at the Agricultural
Elected to serve for the next
year are Robert Enloe, president;
Sue Crawford, vice-president; Pat
sy Corbln, secretary; Peggy Dills,
treasurer; Brenda Slagle. reporter;
and Zeb Cabe and Jean Dills, song
Peggy Dills, outgoing president,
presided at the meeting.
A committee composed of Eliza
beth Ann Amnions, Patsy Corbin.
and Suzanne Cunningham, was
appointed to make plans for a
Bazaar the 21st of this month.
Details will be announced next
It was decided by the council
to rotate the program from school
to school for future council meet
ings, with the school clubs pro
viding refreshments. Plans also
were made for holding a craft
workshop at the December council
Rep. Raby Says
Power Co. Sale
Rep. James M. 1 Jim > Raby this
week made clear his position on
the proposed Nantahala-Duke
transaction. He is opposed to it.'
Mr. Raby said that .since State
Senator W. Prank Forsyth. Chero
kee County, presents five of the
six counties affected, he suggested
Senator Fol-syth write a letter of
protest to the State Utilities Com
The Macon representative added
that the letter sent by Mr! For
syth expressed the views of the
representatives from all five coun
ties in this senatorial district.
The Cancer Detection Center in
Sylva will observe Friday, No
vember 27, as a Thanksgiving holi
day, it has been announced. It
will be open again the following
Friday, December 4.
A community gospel singing will
be held at the Coweeta Baptist
Church Saturday night, beginning
at 7:45. The Bailey Family Trio,
of Greer, S. C., will be among the
out-of-town singers present. J. L.
Banders will be in charge of the
Jo JaijJ "MR. MACON! AN"
Don't know about all of you, but this Little
Symphony deal sounds pretty pood. I may be get
tin' a little desperate in wantin' to pet away from
that rock 'n roll stuff that beats on your ear drums
ever wakin' hour of the day, and a change to some
good music would help my disposition a heck of a
*? " ?/
Think about that, will you, and then help get the
Little Symphony here?
And I thank you,
' < Mr. Maconian
MACON IAN IMPROVING ?
Mrs. Shepherd, Heart Case,
May Be Home By Week End
By PETE ELLIS
Special To THE PRESS
Winston-Salem ? Mrs. J. C.
Shepherd, 41. of Franklin, Route
4, is making a good recovery from
a heart operation at Baptist Hos
pital and may go home to her
10 children this week-end.
Mrs. Shepherd underwent sur
gery Tuesday of last week, Novem
ber 3, to correct a defect In her
Well over half of $288,447.26 in
'59 taxes has been collected, ac
cording to the county accountant's
In compliance with a law passed
by the last General Assembly, the
payment deadline has been moved
up from July, 1960, to February
1960. This accounts for the in
crease in paying at this time of
the year and most tax payers are
returning statements with checks
by return mail.
Under the new law, a penalty
will be charged after February 1,
H. D. Meeting
A large delegation of Macon
County heme demonstration club
women attended a district meet
ing Thursday of last week neai*
Hayesville at the Hinton Memorial
Rural Life Center.
Three from here appeared on
the program, which had a theme
of "Christian Citizenship ? Be
lieve In It, Cherish It, Live It."
Dr. A. Rufus Morgan and Mack
Franks were members of a panel
that discussed "Temperance and
Christian Citizenship". The third
member was Dr. Hilton Seals, of
Sylva. Weimar Jones, editor of
THE PRESS, summarized the
Also attending from here were
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, home
economics agent, Mrs. Jessie D.
Cabe, assistant agent, Mrs. W A
Dixon, Mrs. R. G. Mays, Mrs
Esther Cunningham, Mrs. V?n
Frazier. Mrs. Julian Maddox, Mrs.
Fred Slagle, Mrs. Cecil Parker,
Miss Sally Kesler, Mrs. Horace
Hurst, Mrs. Weimar Jones, Miss
Laura M. Jones, Mrs. Floyd Mar
tin, Mrs. C. R. Cabe, Mrs. Ardell
Cabe. Mrs. Ada Rouda. Mrs. Wiley
Ashe, Mrs. Walter West, Mrs. M.
W. Beck, Mrs. W. N. Cook, Miss
Delpha Reed, and Mrs. C. T, Bry
REVIVAL TO BEGIN
Revival services will begin at
the Pine Grove Baptist Church
Wednesday night, November 18.
The Rev. Clarence Farmer, pastor,
will preach each night at 7:15.
The public is invited to attend.
OTTO BAKE SAL?
The mothers of first grade
punils at Otto School will sponsor
a bake sale Saturday at Parrtsh's
Store and James Norris' Store at
Otto. Proceeds from the sale will
be used for projects of the first
.heart, a condition she was born
with. Physicians closed a hole in
the partition between the two
auricles of her heart. She will now
have a "better and stronger"
heart, the doctors said today, dis
closing that Mrs. Shepherd may
be discharged "within a few days",
possibly by the week end.
Mrs. Shepherd's operation not
too many yeaft ago could not
have been performed. But, heart
surgery is increasing by "leaps
and bounds" these days, her doc
tor said, and today they do the
type that Mrs. Shepherd had on a
Mrs. Shepherd suffered from
heart failure during her last
pregnancy. Her doctors said it
"would be up to her if she wants
any more children."
Session Will Be
In Bryson City
On The 18th
A public meeting to air road
problems in the 10-cdunty 14th
Highway Division has been called
lor Wednesday. November 18. in
Bryson City, according to the di
vision engineer, Frank L. Hutch
It will begin at 2 p.m. at the
Swain County Courthouse and
city and county officials, along
with the general public, are invited
to attend if they have road prob
lems they feel should receive at
tention. the engineer said.
The 14th division conducts
monthly public hearings for the
purpose of hearing requests and
explaining the road program to
H. Bueck, superintendent of
Macon County Schools, has been
named to a six-man legislative
committee that is charged with
preparing a legislative program
for the General Assembly in 1961.
His appointment was made by
the executive committee of the
division of superintendents of the
North Carolina Education Associ
ation, of which L. E. Spikes, of
Burlington, is president.
At the winter meeting of the
superintendents in Durham De
cember 8, 9, and 10. this new
committee will meet for the first
time and discuss a legislative pro
Other members of the commit
tee are Fred A. Smith, chairman,
of Wake County, C. B. Martin, of
Tarboro. J. T. Denning, of Samp
son County, Fred Hobson. of Yad
kin County, Claud Grigg, of Albe
marle. and Lew Hannen, of Dur
JOE SHERRILL, (left), of Bryson City, area safety representative, is shown presenting: Na
tional .Safety Council awards to Fred Dills and Lawrence Justice, who have been driving school
bu.*> tes 1G and 17 years, respectively, without accident. George Wilson, who was not present, has
20 years. (Staff Photo)
P.-T. A. Meet
A panel discussion on the sub
ject, "How Can We Help Our
Children Meet the Challenge of
the Day?", will highlight the No
vember meeting of the Franklin
P.-T.A. in the high school cafe
teria Monday night at 7 30
Leading the panel will be Mrs.
Jim Cunningham. Other members
will be Mrs. J. Frank Martin. Mrs.
Florence S. Sherrlll, Mrs. Julian
Maddox, and the Rev. J. C. Lane.
Mrs. Hilda Olson. president, this
week said the P.-T .A. will have
baby sitters and entertainment
for the young should parents chose
to bring them.
BAPTIST SCOUTS RECEIVE G 3D AND COUNTRY AWARDS
The Rev. R. R. Standley, pastor of the First Paplist Church, talks with three iSeouti ?> f his
church, who Sunday night received their God and Country awards. They are (L to It) lienny
Swafford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verlon Swafford, iioiiald F?sher, scin of Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Fisher,
and Arthur Hays, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. 3ia '' ;T1 ) . \o)
CLUB WOMEN MEET TO 'STUFF' SEAL ENVELOPES
Monday night, members of the Franklin Ju liur Woman's Club met to help "stuff" envelope*
for the '59 Til Christmas Seal campaign here. The seal sile will he conducted entirely bv mail
and the club women prepared some 2,000 tetters for mailing. The seal sale will officially open
about the miifdle of the month. (Staff Photo)
FOR SAFE DRIVING -
49 Bus Drivers
Get Top Awards
Foi ty-nlne Macon County school
bus drivers, including one who has
driven 20 years without scratching
a fender, were presented National
Safety Council awards here Tues'
day afternoon by Joe Sherrilt, of
Bryson City, area safety repre
The "dean" of the school bus
drivers, with 20 years, is George
Wilson. Close behind him is Wal
lace Henry, with 19, and Lawrence
Justice and Cleveland Cabe each
have 17 years behind the wheel.
Pied Dili* has 16 years.
In making the presentations
at East Franklin School. Mr. Sher
l ill pointed out . that the awards
are the highest made -in the United
States for safe driving.
Others receiving awards, and the
years they have been driving, are
Cecil Holland* Dan Garland, Roy
Donaldson, and William Dalrym
pie, 14 years; Lee Dowdle. 11
years: Gus England and Miller
Norrls, 10 years; R. V. Bumgarner,
8 years; N. Davis and William
Bradley. 7 years; Marshall Pouts,
Clyde Crisp, and Claude Kimsey,
6 years; Wesley Hooper, 5 years;
Grady Cabe, Garrett Davis, Jess
Mason. Ervin Moffitt, Ardell
Hurst, and Roby Rowland. 4 years:
Frank Gibson. 3 years; Austin
Jacobs, Carroll Passmore, Harold
Gregory. Dennis Bates. Robert
Norton, and Kenneth Solesbee, 2
years; Donnle Holland, Bertls
Suttles, Jimmy Sutton. John
Greenwood. Prank Watson, Robert
Williamson. Clay Sams. Kenneth
Ma8hburn, Gordon Hensley, Ray
mond Southards. Bobby Joe Raby,
Tim McMahan. Freeman Hastings,
Phillip Franklin. Charles Craw
ford. Lee Holland, and James T.
Raby, 1 year.
AVERAGE 36 CENTS ?
Fat Calves Bring Owners
$7,987.74 Through Sale
With an averaqe ol ?6 cent- per
pound, the 24 lat calves entered
in the W N C l at. Stock Show
and Sale- la t we ek broui-'ht tln ir
youDK Macon County owners a
total of $7.9?>7.74.
Prices each received are as fol
lows: Tommy Font $.472.35 : .J:in
my i Taylor. $:)'i3.80; Genevieve
Whitmire. Wayne Gregory.
$382.20; l-.l./ah th Ann Ammons.
$395.20; Al Sla?le, $3"i8.90; Steve
Whitmire, $389.50; David Cahe.
$260 7.7; Sin* Crawford. $34.0.10;
Rowr Tal'ev. $209.25; Re-^an Am
ttlf >!;s, $314.50; Billy Crawford,
$333.30; Jimmy Williams. $279.77;
Gail Profitt. $312.65.. Richard
Alexander, $307.07; Spike Mad
dox. $275.13; Douglas Peek.
$286.35; Ted Bingham; $364.80;
Johnnie- Taylor, ,$345.05; Bobby
BUI. $236.25: Clyi'e Downs, Jr.,
$346,50; Johnnie Cabe. $301; Tex
Corbin, $312.22; and Jim Nolen,
The annual shew was held Tues
day wl last we k and the sale the
J'ollojini! day at the Hominey
Valley Horse and Hound Pavilion
near Enka. Macon calves won 19
blue ribbons and five reds at the
show and tc.k first . place in the
best county group of three ani
FIGURES SHOW IT!
Prolific Passing Paced
Panthers To Prosperity
Statistics prove that Coach, Dick
.Stott's "Phi Beta kappa" football
team used the air more than the
t round during the season just
The Panthers attempted 167
passes i about 20 per name > , com
pleting 104 i about 13 per game*,
for a total yardage of 1.534, or
an average of 191.6 yards per
game. Eleven passes were for
Panther passing ace Jimmy
Williams tossed 103 of the 104
completed passes. "Red Seay
passed the other one.
In reviewing the 5-3 season his
team had this year. Coach Stott
reminded fans that Just about all
of his Panthers are honor stu
dents (some of his best players
from last year were dropped at
the start of the season for scholas
tic standing) and "the finest
group of boys I was ever associ
ated with." The coach feels the
big reason the team won as many
games as it did "was because they
are good students . . . they could
think for themselves" during the
Kame It also was a season for
broken legs and the Panthers lost
two 48-minute men to these. Ken
neth Hall and Guy Fouts.
"As for any outstanding individ
ual, I'd say it was a team effort
and we couldn't have won without
any One of the players,'' the coach
The w?*-lt's temperature* and rainfall below
are recorded in t-rnnklin by Ma tutor. St ilea,
U. S. weather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N. Hall and W. C. Newton. TV A
obeerveri: and at the Coweta Hydrotofric
Laboratory. ItendinK* are for the 24-hour
period ending ?t H ? m. n' the day listed.
High Low Rain
67 37 .00
66 55 .72
68 40 .00
57 28 .00
63 21 .00
61 22 .00
62 20 .00
Wed . 4th
* no record