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74th Year ? No. 48
Franklin, N. C., Wednesday, November 25, 1959
Price 10 Cent
THE PRESS "goofed" last
week in a picture caption about
Clark's Chapel women taking a
nursing course. The instructor
was Mrs. Walter West, not Mrs.
Pearly Medlin. The picture was
taken at Mrs. Medlin's home.
WILL BOSTON, in from Wash
ington state for a visit with
his brother-in-law, Earl Mash
burn, brought some potatoes
with him to show off. One
weighed about three pounds.
A HEAVY FOG stayed around
so long Sunday morning folks
thought maybe Jt had come to
stay. The sun burned it off fi
nally after dinner.
OVER IN Haywood County
Monday they unveiled a por
trait of the late John M. Queen,
solicitor for 16 years in this
district. Franklin's Judge George
B. Patton introduced the speak
er, Judge Wilson Warlick, U. S.
District Court. The portrait was
presented by the widow and
family of the late solicitor.
JOHN LARKIN, mentioned as
a gubernatorial candidate in
the coming Democratic primary,
was handshaking over the
county Monday. Roy Taylor, a
may-run for Congress from this
district, also addressed the local
Lions Club Monday night.
SURELY WE'RE not going to
let the United Fund drive flop
here. It still has more than
$3,000 to go toward Its goal.
Have you given your share?
LIKE MOST of us, our mer
chants are prone to let things
slide a little ? things like trade
promotions, for instance. With
a lot of Macon Coufity dollars
slipping away to other places,
like Bryson City, Clayton, and
Asheville, where they believe in
promoting their wares, It is
time to get things rolling or to
not roll at all. The annual
Christmas parade was dropped
here, you'll recall, because of a
lack of support from merchants.
DEER HUNTERS haven't been
scoring too well this season
and reports of kills have been
few and far between. Harold
Corbin got a small buck one
day last week and Norman
Seay killed a six-pointer Mon
day in the Coweeta section.
GOOD THING the old court
house was standing, or Will
Boston, who hasn't been back
home from Washington state
for 23 years, might be among
the missing persons. He says
it's the only thing he recogniz
ed when the bus dropped him
on the square.
DON'T STUFF yourself too
much on the ol' turkey-bird
this week? you've got to save
enough for soup and hash the
Pledged At Duke
Miss Nancy Siler. daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Siler, was one
of 20 who pledged the Alphi Chi
Omega sorority at Duke Univer
sity recently. Miss Siler is a fresh
ONE OF SIX -
Macon Tops Savings
Bond Quota Early
Macon County was one of six
in the state to reach its 1959
Savings Bond sales quote in Oc
tober, two months ahead of the
Actually, Macon went 22.8 per
cent over the top of its $198,000
Douglas Lamar Pearson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis L. Pearson,
of Franklin, has been selected
as the Macon County nominee for
a $5,000 John Motley Morehead
Scholarship at the University of
A Franklin High senior and
president of the student body.
Douglas was picked over three
other candidates. He will now
enter district competition and will
be Interviewed by the district se
lection committee in Ashevllle
some time in January.
Members of the local selection
committee are W. W. Sloan, chair
man, Victor H. Perry, and Mrs.
Frank H. Potts. Nominees are
chosen on the basis of scholastic
standing, moral qualifications,
leadership and personality traits,
and physical vigor.
Other candidates were James
Lyle Calloway, of Highlands, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Leon Callo
way; William Arthur Hayes, Jr.,
of Franklin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Hayes; and Ronald Colin
Henson, of Otto, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph M. Henson.
Stone Put On Roads
Here During Month
Road work in Macon County
during October was confined most
ly to putting stone on roads.
Among those being treated were
Olive Hill Road, for 0.6 mile: Talk
Dog Road, 1 mile; Asbury Church
Road, 0.4; Coweeta Station Road.
0.6: Gibson Road. 0.4; Arnold
Branch Road, 0.4; Aunt Dr. Road,
0.4: Miller Richen Road. 0.5; Mc
Connell Road. 0.4; and Bailey
AO SCUfS "MR. MACONIAN"
Hi-ya Neighbors :
I have just discovered a good way we can save
the government considerable money. Goodness
knows from what I see in the papers they could
stand to save a few dollars now and then.
Well, here is my idea. The next time they are
supposed to have one of these labor hearings just
let the man stay in Washington and write his re
port. All the expense of the hearing would be saved
and the report would be the same.
Wrhen they held the hearing, since it was the first
of its kind ever held here, I attended with open
eyes and mind just to see what took place. I was
impressed with the similarity to a kangaroo court.
Since I have had a chance to carefully examine
the report .submitted by Mr. Goldman, I feel sure
he could have stayed in Washington and written
his report. Also, it is the first time I ever heard a
"judge" say all the testimony on one side of a ques
tion was fine, and discredit the testimony on the
And I thank you,
quota, with sales totaling $244,192
for the 10-month period. October
sales alone came to $35,615.65.
according to H. W. Cabe, county
The other counties topping '59
quotas were Dare, Henderson,
Hoke, Pamlico, and Swain.
State-wide sales during October
were up 6.3 per cent over last
October, Mr. Cabe reported this
week, with the Series H bonds
showing the strongest increase.
Series H sales were 23.6 per cent
greater than they were last Oc
tober and Series E bonds were
up 4.6 per cent.
Win Area 4-H
Awards For Work
Seven Maconians, including one
adult leader, have been named
<as district 4-H record book win
Mrs. James P. Cunningham, of
the Carson community. Is the
adult leader. She is active in
church, community, and 4-H activ
ities and is manager of the Car
son Cloggers. Mrs. Cunningham
entered a record book in the adult
leader program competition.
Club members winning include
Lois Calloway, of Highlands,
junior canning; Brenda Cunning
ham, Carson, recreation; Peggy
Dills, Carson, food preparation;
Patsy Corbln, Mt. Orove, cloth
ing; Suzanne Cunningham, Car
son, home economics; and Eliza
beth Ann Amnion*. Hnlly Spring*.
Mrs. Jessie D. Cabe, assistant
home agent In charge of 4-H, this
week said the winners will be hon
ored at a county "4-H Achieve
ment Day" in January. A district
recognition day Is not planned
this year, she explained.
At a "ladles' night" covered
dish supper Tuesday, November
17, the American Legion Post No.
108 honored members with long
service records in the post.
E. W. Renshaw received a card
for 40 years and Dr. C. M. Breed
love, Henry W. Cabe, and S.
Emerson Laurie, for 35 years.
Others received cards for shorter
terms of membership.
Present as guests were Division
Commander T. T. Turnley, of
Waynesville, District Commander
George Crawford, of Sylva. and
Post Commander Bill Buchanan,
The Rev. R. D. Burnette, post
chaplain, conducted a memorial
service for William Robert Wal
droop and George H. Phillips.
About 40 attended the supper,
which was served by the wives of
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brookshire
and sdns, Dennis and Hoyt, at
tended the funeral of Mr. Brook
shire's brother, Ernest Brookshire,
in Demorest, Ga. Friday of last
week. Mr. Brookshire died at ?raw
ford Long Hospital in Atlanta last
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VETERINARIAN HELPS GIRL SCOUTS LEARN ANIMALS
Even <Jlrl Scouts need help at times and when several in the local troop wapted to prepare
for a First Aid to Animals badge Dr. J. H. Fisher came to their rescue, giving them weekly in
struction in everything from treatment of minor injuries to laws governing the treatment, use,
and ownership of animals. Pictured are (L to R) Ruth Price, Jane Hollman, Donna Stewart, Ubby
Carpenter, Beth Swan, Dr. Fisher, Mary Wallace, Kath.v Price, and Nancy Fisher. The pet is
Chee-Chee, a poodle belonging to the veterinarian's children. (Staff Photo)
AT UNION SERVICE ?
Dr. Hayes Will Deliver
Sermon On Thanksgiving
Franklin's annual union Thanks
giving service will be held Thanks
giving Day at 8:45 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church.
Dr. L. B. Hayes, retired Meth
odist minister, will preach on "The
Hand of God in History".
Other ministers of the town
will take part in the program.
The Rev. Donn K. Langfltt.
head of the ministerial associa
tion, calls attention in the time
change for the service, from 9
to 8:45. The Rev. Robert E. Early
previously had been announcd as
the union service speaker, but will
be out of town over Thanksgiving.
Dr. Hayes also will preach Sun
day at 11 o'clock at the Union
Methodist Church, according to
the pastor, the Rev. Earl Crowe.
This will be a parish-wide meet
ing with all churches participat
ing. His sermon topic will be from
the harvestrhome hymn, "God
Our Maker Doth Provide". As a
feature of this service some of the
older members of the charge will
be honored, among them J. W.
JUDGE CHILDS DEPARTMENT ?
Highlands Maui Fired For
Making 'Safe' Loans Gets
Job Back By Court Order
By ROLFE NKI1.I.
Special To THE PRESS
WASHINGTON? A Highlands.
N. C., man. fired from his $10,000
job with the Farmers Home Ad
ministration because he only knew
how to make "safe" leans, is
getting the job back through
It's taken Kenyon B. Zahner
five and one-half years to do it.
Meantime, he's taken a job as a
property appraiser with the Veter
ans Administration in Atlanta.
He'll be entitled to retroactive
compensation for the period be
tween jobs and will get about
The Agriculture Department,
which lost the case, hasn't an
nounced yet if it will appeal the
LOCAL HUNTER BAGS BIG BUCK
Norman Seay, of Franklin, (left) is shown with the six
point, 150-pound buck he barred on Coweeta Monday. With htpi
is Clyde Poole. (Oene's Studio Photo)
decision of Judge Edward M. Cur
ran in Federal District Court here.
Judge Curran had some stern
words for the Agriculture Depart
ment. He accused it of removing
Mr Zahner "illegally and under
an unlawful standard . . . was
arbitrary !&nd capricious "
Mr. Zahner was with Union
Central Life Insurance Company
for 25 years before joining Farm
ers Home Administration ? on
March 8. 1949 In April of 1954
he was dismissed from Farmers
Home in an extensive reorganiza
tion nationally ar.d state-wide.
As a World War I veteran, he
had certain employment rights -if
jobs were held by non-veterans
and if he were qualified. The
Farmers Home Administration
said he wasn't qualified and ad
vanced a theory that' rattled sev
eral tSongressional offices:
"i Your experience! was in an
investment program in which em
phasis was always placed on safe
guarding the money loaned. The
benefits to borrowers were always
subordinated to the safety of the
"In the Farmers Home Admin
istration. the emphasis is entirely
on aid to borrowers, and the
safety of. the money loaned is
Sen. Olin Johnston 'D-SCi. who
demanded to know if the govern
ment were not concerned about
the money It loaned, drew a hasty
assurance from Agriculture Secre
tary Benson that it was. Mr.
Zahner's attorneys cited that let
ter as well as Farmers Home
regulations that loans were ex
pected to be repaid.
It was not made public in 1954.
but the 1959 trial court record
showed that the Civil Service
Commission Itself wasn't happv
with the reason given by Agricul
ture for firing Mr Zahner. al
though officially it upheld the
action. CSC Chairman Philip
See No. 1, Pate Ten .
Are At Work
Census takers Monday began
ttte job of compiling statistics
for the 1999 Census of Agriculture.
Ollmer Henson, of Otto. Is crew
leader for the enumerators of the
The last census of farms was
made In 1954. when the following
facts were revealed:
The value of products sold in
1954 by farm operators In Macon
County was $1,257,243.
The value of all crops sold was
$285,250. and Included $155,838
for field crops. $84,290 for vege
tables. $43,802 for fruits and nuts,
and $1,320 for horticulture special
The value of livestock and live
stock products sold was $916,938,
and Included $259,062 for dairy
products. $404,236 for poultry and
poultry products, and $253,640 for
livestock and livestock products.
The value of forest products
sold from the county's farms was
AT JOINT MEETING -
Senator Will Speak
Here Next Week
U. S. Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr .
will be the guest speaker at a
Joint meeting here next Thursday
n*?ht, December 3. of the Frank
Jin Rotary and Lions clubs and
the Highlands Rotary Club.
The dinner session, to be held
in the Franklin High School cafe
teria. is set for 7 p.m. It will be
a "ladles' night" affair, with Ro
tarlans and Lions bringing their
wives and/or other guests.
Mr. Ervin. the Senior senator
from North Carolina, is widely
known and In constant demand as
Way ah Lodge
Is Sold For
Wayah Valley Inn has been
sold for the third time since
It was completed and opened in
1949 by Mr. and Mrs. William
Sierks as Wayah Bald Lodge.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Roth, who
purchased It In the fall of '58,
closed the deal last Thursday,
selling to William H. Wakeman,
trustee, of Houston, Tex., and
Stamps on the deed Indicate
a sale price of $63,000. The sale
covers the lodge, outbuildings,
furnishings, and 23 acres of
It Is understood the new
owner plans to construct sev
eral cottages on the grounds.
The 13-room lodge can ac
commodate from 50 to 60 guests.
Extensive Improvements were
made by previous owners.
Built by Mx. and, Mrs. Slerks
at a cost of more than $50,000,
the lodge was sold to Mr. and
Mrs. Adam Yost In the fall of
1955. Following Mrs. Yost's
death, Mr. Yost gold In the (all
of '58 to the Roths, who chang
ed the name to Wayah Valley
SING AT COURTHOUSE
The fifth Sunday singing will
be held Sunday at the court
house beginning at 10 a. m.
Jim Raby will be In charge.
The public and all singers are
AT CLARK'S CHAPEL ?
Ed Guffeys Mark 59 Years
Of Married Life Sunday
With a warmness and wit
characteristic of their genera
tion, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Guffey
celebrated 59 years of married
life . Sunday . at their horn? in
Clark's Chapel community with
friends and relatives.
They were married Nov. 24,
1900, and have 11 children. 34
grandchildren, and 39 great
grandchildren. many of whom
were gathered around Sunday
for the occasion.
Mrs. Guffey is the former
Miss Lillie Buchanan, of Jack
son County Mr. Guffey, a Ma
con native, quipped, "I had to
get over where I wasn't- known
to get a wife." He Is 1)4 and
i < * * * ;
she Is 74
The Guffeys. have lived 34
years at Clark's Chapel He no
longer farms, but. raises hogs
for a living.
Their children are Fred Guf
fey, of Nimitz, W. Va.;? Norman
Guffey, of Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs.
Lester Sorrells, of Tamassee,
S. C.; Mrs. Zollie Morgan, of
Sylva; Zeb Guffey, of Route 2; j
John Guffey, of Pontiac, MJch.; f
Mrs Terrell Fulcher, of Horse (
Shoe; Mrs. Ned Dowdle, of .
Route 2; Mrs. Lillian Russo. of
Jersey City, N. J ; Edgar Guf
f'y, of Route 5; and Mrs John |
Faitakes, of Bronx, N. Y.
More than 35 called during j
the day to help the couple eel- ?
ebrate their anniversary. ,
Mr. and Mi;s. Ed Guffcy
0 (Staff Photo)
a speaker. His simple, unaffectei
platform presence, his ability a
a story teller, and the way he cai
use a homely illustration o
anecdote to make his point an
among the qualities that mak<
him immediately liked by hi
Morganton. came into natl
prominence two years ago whei
he successfully fought to modif:
the more stringent provisions o
the civil rights legislation enactec
that year ? such as the origins
bill's virtual elimination of tria
by Jury, in civil rights crimina
In the recent session of Congress
he was a leader in the enactment
of labor refrom legislation. H<
was. in fact, co-author with Sena
tor Kennedy, of Massachusetts
of one of several bills before Con
Appointed to the Senate in 1954
to succeed the late Senator Clydi
R. Hoey, Mr. Ervin was electet
that 'fail to fill out Mr. Hoey':
term, and in 1956 was reelectec
for a six-year term expiring li
Prior to entering the Senate
he had served in the General As
sembly. as a superior court Judge
as an associate Justice of th<
North Carolina. Supreme Court
and in many other governmen
and non-government posts.
The invitation to come to Frank
lln was extended by the Rotar;
Club here. Upon the senator's ac
ceptance. the Rotarians lnvltei
the Franklin Lions and Highland.
Rotarians and their ladles to mee
Mrs. Ervin is expected to ac
company Senator Ervin to Frank
The senator, whose home
A Maoon County 4-H clubber
Miss Elizabeth Ann Ammons, is
packing for an expense-pale
Lrlp next week to the "Nation
al 4-H Congress" in Chicago
The outstanding Holly Spring!
?irl received the trip for be
ing the state winner in beel
production. She is one of 44
rar Heel 4-H clubbers going tc
Chicago by airplane Saturdaj
SEE NO, 2, PAGE 10
The w ????]('? twni*r at ur? and rainfall belo*
arc recorded in Franklin by MHnxor. Stiles
U. S. * weather observer; tn Highlands l>?
'i'lidor N. Hal! and W. C. Newton. TV/
olwervers; and at til" Coweta llydmlotri.
Laboratory. kenditiini are tor the 24-houi
la-riod ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed
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