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Year ? .No. 49
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, December 3, 1959
P in t 'nn t
SNOW, HEAVY frost, and nippy
temperatures ? all Indicate that
we're going to have Winter with
us for a while.
FOLKS OUT Ridgecrest way,
on the DUlsboro highway, are the
first to erect a Christmas scene
this year. They put It up Saturday
and It's a Job well done.
WITH NO WARNING at all,
the town cut off THE PRESS
water supply Tuesday morning,
ruining a batch of pictures in the
wash. THE PRESS was overdue
on its bill, but The Town o t
Franklin, in its growing up, has
forgotten its manners. The news
paper \ o about one of 20 getting
' SOMEONE HAS raised the
question of whether the weather
slows or speeds up the ticking of
the parking meters. It's worth
investigating for want of nothing
better to investigate.
FOR THOSE of you away from
Macon County, winter has arrived
and the mountains are bare and
bleak. Pines give the only touch
IT'S NICE to see that they've
stopped building filling stations in
town for a while and are con
centrating on other businesses.
UNITED FUND still needs your
contribution. Don't wait and in
clude it in your New Year's resolu
tions, write a check right this
minute and mail it to Earl Adams.
THEY'RE HOPING to obtain
Brooks Hays, former congressman
and head of the Southern Baptist
Convention, as one of the guest
speakers for next year's evangel
istic series here. A formidable
array of speakers is now material
BROKEN GLASS seems to have
suddenly taken over town streets.
This Is rough on the motorist's
pocketbook and the town should
take steps to sweep it up.
ARE YOU tired of eating tur
key hash and "slurping" turkey
soup? Maybe next year you won't
buy such a big bird!
NO POLITIC AN S came through
town this week, probably because
of the Thanksgiving holidays. The
same cannot be promised, how
ever, for the weeks to come.
FRANKLIN MERCHANTS are
cooperating in a Christmas
shopping promotion and will give
away $250 ? a drawing for $50
tomorrow (Friday) night and $100
for the next two Friday nights
for those who come, to town to
shop. Too bad the town couldn't
have a Christmas parade.
WANT TO help Mrs. C. E.
Olson's eighth grade with a
Christmas toy project? Read
Brady's Blarney in this issue for
EVERYONE IS pulling for Iotla
community in the W.N.C. Rural
Community Development Contest.
They've got an excellent chance
to place in the top money, but
win or lose, Iotla is still tops with
, THIS SEASON probably was
the sorriest deer season in history.
Very few bucks were bagged, al
though the woods were full of
FOR WHAT it's worth, a drizzly
Wednesday is not" half as bad/
as a drizzly Monday so there were
plenty of cheery faces shining
through the rain Wednesday along
the Main drag.
COURT SHOULD bring em
into town for the next two weeks.
Just hope the old courthouse is
up, to holding all of 'em. You can
expect Judge Patton to have some
more harsh words to say about
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
FRANKLIN HIGH'S lads and lassies opened their '59 basketball seasrii Tuesday night in
Clayton. On the boys' squad are (L to R) front row, Coach C. K. Olson, Ted Corbin, and Wayne
Justice; second row, Jimmy Williams, Jim Franklin, Turner Bryson, Tody Hughes, and Jimmy
Cabe; back row, Goy Duvall, Doug Pearson, Ronnie Higdon, Do-ug Baird, and David Simpson.
SMILING PRETTILY for their picture are the Franklin lassies (L to R) front row, Dorothy
Stockton, Mary Lou Cabe, Shirley Lenoir, Edith .Sheffield, Joyce Cole, Jewel Fox, and Elmyra
LedYord; second row, Janice Cabe, manager, Carolyn Myers, Janice Bowman, Jessie Carpenter,
Linda Leatherman, and Mrs. Rose Corbin, coach; back row, Linda Lee, Wanda Houston, Sharon
Duvall, and Helen Hoi brooks. (Staff Photo)
HOME GAME FRIDAY ?
Lads And Lassies Register
Wins In Season Openers
Franklin High's lads and lassies
opened their basketball season
Tuesday night with victories in
The boys beat Clayton 44 to 39
and the girls easily won, 45 to
Tomorrow (Friday) night, the
teams have a home game with
Rabun Gap, beginning at 7:30.
Tuesday night in the local gym
nasium, Bethel High will send Its
boys and girls against Franklin.
IN STATE COMPETITION ?
Paul Cabe Is Selected
Top Boy Scout In Area
Western North Carolina's Num
ber 1 Boy Scout comes from Ma
He's 15-year-old Paul William
Cabe, son of Mr. and Mrs. William i
Russell Cabe, of Franklin.
Picked for the honor by the i
Daniel ^oone Council, which em- j
braces the western area. Paul will
be among the top Scouts of other
councils in the state who will be
competing to represent North
Carolina and greet President
Eisenhower during National Boy
?cout Week, February 6-12. The
Ao AayA "MR. MACON! AN"
Hi-ya Neighbors :
Macon County can be plumb proud of its folks
all the time, I figure, but it can bust off a few vest
buttons with some recent achievements of its citi
F'instance, just last week Macon was one of six
to top. its Savings Bond quota; seven 4-H clubbers
won district honors ; another 4-H girl won a free
trip to Chicago for her work ; and things like that.
Now, such happenin's ain't rare at all. They take
place all the time. What I'm tryin' to say is, bein'
head and shoulders above the rest of the crowd is
becomin' routine for Maconians. Let's keep it up.
And 1 thank you,
Tar Heel winner will be named
An honor student at Franklin
High, Paul is an Eagle Scout and
a member of Explorer Post 202,
sponsored by the Franklin Rotary
Club. He started Scouting in 1952
as a Cub and he recently received
the coveted God and Country
Award. Paul also has Served on
the Camp Daniel Boone staff
Of Dimes To
A pre-planning and education
meeting for the 1960 March of
Dimes campaign has been called
for 7:30 Tuesday flight, December
8. at the V.F.W. Post on Palmer
All school principals, teachers.
Scouts and leaders, community
officers, and representatives of
civic and service groups are urged
to attend and learn about the
"new" March of Dimes program,
which now covers birth defects
and arthritis, as well as polio.
The V.F.W. will spearhead the
'60 fund-raising campaign under
the leadership of a new county
chairman, Victor H. Perry. Mr.
Perry succeeds Mac Hay Whit
Also assisting will be Mrs. How
ard Barnard, county campaign
director, and George P. Byrd.
commander of the V.F.W.
bake sale set
Members of the Franklin East
ern Star Will hold a bake sale and
bazaar in the lobby of the Nanta
hala Power and Light Company
Vullding all day Friday and Satur
iay ir.orning. Any member who
?wishes to contribute to the bake
ale is asked to bring items to the
power company Friday morning.
Joint Affair Set
Tonight In FHS
Though he had been a court
house lawyer of note and a
long-time Jurist before he en
tered the U. 8. Senate, Sam J.
Ervln, Jr., who will speak here
tonight (Thursday), Is best
known, both In North Carolina
and in the Senate, (or his hu
With a likable personality
and an lrrestable Uttle-boy grin,
he has the reputation of being
a man who Is at once wise and
Puckish, witty and serious, good
humored, and a hard fighter.
The New York Times reports
that his adversaries In the Sen
ate "frequently find themselves
opposing not the senior senator
from North Carolina, but Job
Hicks, Uncle Ephralm, or Old
"These belong to a host of
folk heroes, all endowed with
the eternal wisdom of Senator
Erwin's native hills, who In an
ecdotes heed the senator's
slightest beckoning to deflate a
pompous speaker or needle a
reluctant committee witness."
Senator Ervin will address a
Joint dinner meeting of the ,
Franklin and Highlands Rotary ;
Clubs and the Franklin Lions ]
Club, and the wtves and other ?
guests of the three clubs' mem
bers, at 7 o'clock tonight at the
Franklin High School.
Born in Morganton, where he
stlU makes his home, Senator
-Ervin had * varied background
before becoming a V. B. Sena
tor five years ago.
He was graduated from the
University of North Carolina In
1917, served during World War
1 with the First Division in
France, where he was twice
wounded, and was graduated
from Harvard Law School in
1922, when he entered the prac
tice of law in Morganton.
After thrte sessions In the
North Carolina General As
sembly, seven years as a mem
ber of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, and a
term as judge of the Burke
County Criminal Court, he be
came a Superior Court judge,
remaining on the bench for six
years. He served as the repre
sentative from his (the tenth) '
district in the seventy-ninth
He was an associate justice
of the North Carolina Supreme
Court from 1948 to 1954, when
he was appointed by Governor
Umstead to the U. S. Senate,
upon the death of Senator
Hosy. That fall, he was elected
to finish Senator Hoey's term,
and in 1956 was reelected for
a term expiring in 1963.
Senator Ervin conies to
Franklin at the invitation of
the Franklin Rot-irians, who in
vited the Franklin Lions and
Highlands Rotarians to meet
jointly with them.
Except for special music, to
night's program will be devoted
exclusively to Senator Ervin's
Robert C. (Bobi Carpenter,
vice-president of the host club,
will serve as master of cere
monies, and Weimar Jones,
president, will present the
Mrs. Ervin, who had been ex
pected to accompany the Sen
ator, will be unable to come.
While In Franklin Senator
Ervin will be the overnight
guest of Mr and Mrs. R S.
HOME IS DESTROYED ?
Fires, One Serious, Keep
Volunteer Firemen Moving
Fires? cne completely destroy
ing a house ? have kept the Frank
lin Volunteer Fire Department
About 11 a.m. Sunday, the
Clifford Arent family was burned
out. Fire, believed to have been
started by an overheated stove,
quickly consumed 1 sea picture
above i the frame dwelling owned
by Quince Shope near Union
Cchool. By the time firemen
Teached the scene the blaze had
pained too much headway for
their, to check it. The Arents lost
Two alarms of a less serious
nature were answered Monday by
the department. - ?
About 8:30 a.m., the truck
rolled nearly to the state line on
the Oeoruia highway to answer
a call from D A. Chastain. It was
a flue fire and damaRc was light.
Another flue blaze did only
light damage Monday afternoon
about 2:30 at the new frame home
of the Rev. Bennie B. Haire in
the Coweeta section. Mr. Haire
has just recently completed the
WINTER GRIPS COUNTY IN ICY HOLD, EVEN TO SNOW
Snow started railing on Macon County Saturday In flurries and by Sunday morning the
white stuff bid turned highways into treacherous things for travel. In the early morning, mo
torists were advised not to travel, but the highways were sandetf and cleared by the afternoon.
This picture was made In Cowee Gap at the Macon-Jackson line. In addition to snow, Old Man
Winter ran icy fingers down the spine of the county, dipping from the low 20's Sunday to 7
above zero in Franklin Monday. It warmed up some Tuesday (low of 13 in Franklin) an4 Wed
nesday's low was in the 30's. (Alvln Hejily Photo)
With fingers crossed for their
own prize-winning Iotla commun
ity, some 30 Maconians will be
In Ashevllle Saturday for the an
nual awards luncheon of the 1959
W.N.C. Rural Community Develop
Iotla, as winner of the county
contest, is competing with the top
communities In 14 other counties
lor cash awards of $2,000.
Principal speaker the luncn
eon will be Brooks Hays, former
congressman fronf Little Rock.
Ark., who Is now director of the
Tennessee Valley Authority. He
also Is immediate past president of
the Southern Baptist Convention.
A record 120 organized commun
ities, Including 10 from this coun
ty, took part in the area commun
ity. home, and farm Improvement
program during '59 Judging of
the area event wa? conducted in
Presiding at the awards lunch
eon will be Leroy H. Feagin. presi
dent of the Ashevllle Agricultural
Development Council of the Ashe
ville Chamber of Commerce, which
sponsore the program in coopera
tion with the agricultural agen
cies. The council also sponsors the
luncheon, which will be held at
the Asheville City Auditorium be
ginning at noon.
Top prize is 5500. given by
Si-ars-Rocbuck and Company,
Ashevllle; Second place award of
$400 is sponsored by the ASME
VIILE Citizen-times. Third
prize of $300 is ?lven by Sen I lest
Southern Dairies, fourth prize ol
$200 by Mountain Poultry Com
pany. and fifth prize of $100 by
Parkland Chevrolet Company.
Asheville. Awards of S5Q each
will si-; to all honorable mention
communities. A plaque will be
presented to the county which wa ,
judged to have done the best job
cf promoting and sponsoring the
community development program
SEE NO. 2. PAGE R
PATTON WILL PRESIDE -
Court Term Opens
Here This Monday
Traffic cases dominate the
criminal docket for the Decem
ber term of 8uperlor Court,
which wlU convene Monday
morning at 10 o'clock with
Franklin's Judge George B. Pat
ton on the bench.
The two-week mixed Wrm
also has a civic docket of 30
cases, five of them divorces.
Judge Patton has scheduled
trial of the civil cases begin
ning Monday, December 14.
On the criminal docket, new
cases number about 178, accord
ing t? Mrs. Kate M. Wrlnn,
clerk of court. She reports
about 50 hold-over cases from
Following are the civil ac
tions, the name of the plaintiff
appearing first and the defen
dant second. Attorneys for each
are In parenthesis:
J B Amnions (G. L. Houki
vs Arvii Moses ( J. H Stockton i;
Western Auto Supply Company
(C. Banks Finger i vs Derrill
Deal; Franklin Frozen Foods,
Inc., i C: Banks Kingeri.vs H. S.
Harrison, Jr.; Belle Browning
Odell (Marcellus Buchanan and
T. D Bry.son, Jr i vs Charlie
Bryson and Stella Bryson (G L.
Houkr; Paul Warden (Potts and
Ramsey i vs Ivey Smith, W E.
Hampton, T/A W E. Hampton
and Company, * The Sta-Dri
Company, The American Sta
Dri Company, and L. F. John
foil. T A Carolina Sta-Dri Dis
tributors (Jones and Jones and
C. E Hydei; Ernest Chllders
nnd wife-, Anna Lois Childers
and C A Shields and wife,
Eisle Shields (Jones and Jones)
vs Buford Tippett; Wiiii?m J.
Trowbridge and wife, Hetty K
Trowbridge (Jones and Jones)
vs The Town of Highlands (O.
L. Houki; James Brlnkman (O.
L. Houki vs BUI Pannell and
Nell Pannell < Williams and
Wllllamsi ; Zickgraf Hardwood
Company, Inc. (John R. Hud
son, Jr.) vs Pulaski Lumber
Company (O. L. Houk); Lollta
Dean and Ralph J. Dean (Jonep
and Jones i vs J. R. Parrlsh (T.
D. Bryson, Jr.).
Joe M. Hamby (Jones and
Jonesi vs Coastal Tank Lines,
Inc. (O. L. Houk); Wallace
Henry (Jones and Jones) vs
Alice Beaty (Potts and Hud
son); J. Ralph Anderson (John
SEE NO. 3, PAGE 4
llie.wwk'* t^miwiaturwH and rainfall below
nr?- iwurd.d in Krnnklln by Man.-?>r Stilea.
?r |h ?"".1"? , "'?"V":' In Highlands by
riMlor N. Hall and w c: Newton, TV A
oWrw.a; - and at th. Cow.ta Hydrologle
laboratory. Keadinua ar? for the 24-hour
iwnod ending at. ? a.m. of the day ll.t?d.
I lien Low
Wed . 25th
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A BUDDING NEWS' photographer, Alvin Ilealy, took this picture of the Clifford Arent home
near Union School as it burned Sunday morning. In rounding out a successful week end a a a
"news hound", Alvin also took the pretty snow picture appearing in this issue.