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75th Year ? No. 3
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, January 21, 1960
Price 10 Cent
SPRING MADE a January en
trance Friday that couldn't be
ignored. John Jamison was
even in his shirt sleeves wash
ing the windows of the Jewelry
store and thermostats on
heating units were cut back to
the minimum or cut off en
QUESTION of the week: How
old were Bennie McGlamery
and Bob S. Sloan when the
pictures we ran in last week's
paper were made?
< HENRY G. Bartol, Jr., who is
a co-owner of WFSC with Mrs.
Graves Taylor, has announced
that a power boost from 250
watts o 1,000 watts will take
place at their Tryon station,
WTWN. The local station made
this jump last year.
SADIE JACOBS has an an
cient Philco radio in his bar
ber shop that's a real grand
daddy. Some of the tubes have
stickers showing they were
checked by Mack Franks in
1937. Mr. Jacobs figures some
of the original tubes are still
in it also.
BRACE YOURSELF voters for
the onslaught of candidates. A
gubernatorial aspirant, Terry
Sandford, is due here January
27 and Heinz Rollman, a Re
publican candidate for congress,
has a meeting slated February
16 tp meet voters.
SNOW FLURRIES tried, but
failed, to make themselves felt
in town most of Tuesday morn
ing. Snow, however, topped
some of the higher ridges in
Franklin's necklace of Nanta
THE REAL estate firm of Lee
Wood and Clyde Sanders Is now
operating In that neat' little
redwood building Lee built at
the end of his motel.
FOLKS WONDER why we
keep hollering about holes in
the street ' and other minor
hazards. One day this week
John Kinsland, an express truck
driver, turned his ankle In a
turf* in the street and had to
have- it X-rsyedr Question an*
DOUG rEARSON, the county's
Morehead Scholarship nominee,
had his district interview in
Asheville Monday. A finalist
from the district will go to
Chapel Hill tor an interview In
late February and the scholar
ship winners will be announced
WINDY GUSTS made over
coats and sweaters welcome
items along the main stem
Tuesday. Didnt notice any
merchants washing windows, as
they were doling last week
when spring gave a sneak pre
MARSHALL PETTIS can't de
cide what color to paint his
motel units. He's experimented
all week with pink and has
now diluted the bucket with
some cream to turn out a san
dlewood hue. How about purple
THE KAY Montagues have
carpenters back at work on
their recently completed motel
beside their restaurant. Looks
like another unit and/or office
of some kind.
IS A NEW drive-in restaurant
going up on the outskirts of
East Franklin? There's talk of
such a venture.
IF YOU wonder where the
yellow went, try looking at a
Franklin parking ticket or those
collection boxes on some of the
MEMBER^ OF the Franklin
P -T: A. acccorded Mrs. Weimar
Jo: a standing ovation .at
monthly meeting in recognition
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A banquet' Monday night at
Slagle Memorial will remove a big
question from the minds of Ma
That is, "Who will be 'Macon
County's Young Man of the
Nominees for the Distinguished
Service Award are Wayne Proffitt,
a former recipient, Bill Zickgraf,
Grady Corbin, FUrman Angel, Jr.,
Bob Bryson, R. M. Biddle, Jr.,
Tommy Raby, and Dr. J. L. Hill.
All will be honor guests at the
Guest speaker at the banquet,
to which a large number of busi
nessmen and civic leaders and
their wives have been invited by
the Jaycees, will be the state Jay
cee president, A1 Harrison, of Win
ston-Salem. He will be introduced
by J. P. Brady, the master of
In addition to the D.S.A., the
Jaycees plan to honor "Macon
County's Young Farmer of the
Year", who also is selected an
nually from a group of nominees,
and "Boss of the Year", an honor
that goes to the Jaycee boss who
has been outstanding in cooperat
ing with the Jaycee movement in
Wayne Proffitt, vocational agri
cultural teacher at Franklin High
6chool. has agreed to make the
young farmer presentation. Jaycee
Bill Zickgraf, who headed the
D.S.A. committee, will make the
boss award. x
Slated to make the DJS.A. pres-_
entatlon to the local winner, as~
well as explain the purpose of the
award. Is Bill Morris, of Asheville,
national Jaycee director.
"Key Men" presentations will
be made to two Jaycees for out
standing work during the past
year by the club president, Roy
M. Biddle. Jr.
This will mark the seventh year
the Jaycees have made the Dfl.A.
award to some deserving young
man for his contributions to the
At His Home
Ras Penland, 61. widely-known
Mao on County native and livestock
dealer, died Friday at 4:10 ajn. at
his Franklin home after an Illness
of nine months.
Son of the late David Weimar
and Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Moze
ley Penland, he also was active In
lumbering and was a member of
the Woodsmen of the World.
Funeral services were held Sun
day afternoon at the Franklin
Methodist Church, of which Mr.
Penland was a member. The Rev.
Robert E. Early officiated. Pall
bearers were J. B. Pendergrass,
Hoyt Ledford, Woodrow Reeves,
Glenn Ray, Dan T. Bryson, Harry
Thomas, Newell Pendergrass, Lee
Barnard, and Homer Mashburn.
Burial was in Woodlawn Ceme
Surviving are a brother, Ralph
Penland, and a sister, Mrs. George
B. Patton. both of Franklin.
Bryant Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
COUNCIL TO MEET
A special meeting of adult
leaders of the Nantahala Girl
Scout Council will be held on
Saturday, January 23, a\; 2 p. m.
in the St. Francis Building in
Cherokee. All adult members
are urged to attend.
BROTHER DIES i
Leonard Burrell, fiO, brother of
Franklin Mayor W. C. Burrell,
died Tuesday .flight in Cornell;. J
Ga? where he was associated with
the Chevrolet dealership Funeral
services a?e f et tocay iThursnayi
at 2 p.iri. at 'the Level Grove B;p
tist Church in. Cornelia.
Jo days "MR. MACON! AN"
I I l-ya Xeijjhb. .-? - . <
." ? ' ' ' 1 ?
] ' lblisher Bob S. Sloan, who also is chairman < t"
local "Save the Railroad Committee", hp1- ?<
to pick this week on Kilter Lumber's .propo.s !
? '? e. You can read his comments in his colnnn i
? i weeks issue, if you're interested.
And J thank you,
CHICKEN-LOVING CHICKEN HAWK IS A LOVER NO MORE
Andrew Gregory, of the Pine Grove section, is shown with the hi;; red tailed hawk he shot Tuesday
afternoon as the big bird made dinner out of one of the Gregory hens. I he wing spread on the hawk was
more than four feet and it is one of the largest bagged here in recent years. Mr. Gregory said he and his
neighbors had fallen victim to the hawk's love for ch c.k'eu in recent weeks and he just decided to put ai
stop to the love affair once and for all. (Staff l'hoto)
Take 'Elm Out
To The Game
To encourage a little family
"togetherness" at ball games.
Franklin High School has two pro
proposals to offer.
Tomorrow (Friday) night at the
FrankllnSylva game here, all pre
schoolers and elementary students
will be admitted: free. If .accom
panied by a parent. Also, the ele
mentary school in District I with
the largest representation at the
game can send its seventh and
eighth graders to the Franklin
Cherokee game here Tuesday night
free of charge.
The (Irst game begins at 7:30.
In ganvss~.ttaU. past- week, the
girls woartMt towt-tfaaboys divided
their clashes. On the home court
Friday night,; the girl* beat . High
land 59 to 34 and the boys won
S7 to 44.
Howevert Tuesday night in. CHen
ville the Franklin lads lost a close
one. 42 to 40. The girls won, 68 to
SEE NO. 3. PAOE 13
GUNNIN' 'EM DOWN ?
Talley Declares Ail-Out
War On Rats In Hen House
HIGHLANDS? H. S. Talley
has declared war on rats.
He has good reason. The
rodents ? big ones that ignore
traps and poison ? are raiding
his hen house and killing his
birds, about 40 in the last three
weeks, he reports.
Mr. Talley and a helper are
In the thick of the fight, how
ever, and in one night polished
off 31 rats, one that weighed 14
and a half ounces and measured
17 inches from his nose to the
tip of his tall.
They're using an unusual
nwUud mt warfare. With. Hgbte ...
?>- GARDEN MEETING
The Franklin Garden Club
board meeting will be held Mon
day, January 25, at 2 p. m. at
the Franklin Presbyterian
Church. All members are urged
cut in the hen house, they Hit
for maybe 10 minutes until the
rats begin stirring. Then they
snap the lights on and open
fire with .22 rifle*. Lights out
again and the process Is repeat
The Internal Revenue Service
office on the second floor of
the past otflcr toulMteg: wlK lw
open - wreiy* ? Frtdfcy, li?g Inning.
January- 22, through April 15
to give taxpayers assistance In
preparing u. a income Tax Re
Questions also will be answer
ed by telephone, according to
Jack Powell, Internal revenue
agent. The number Is LA 4-2416.
"4-H Achievement Day", a
program held to recognize out
standing work by club members,
is set (or Saturday night at
7:30 at East Franklin School.
At the event, 4-H clobbers
who have been active m proj
ect work, demonstration and
group work, will be recognised.
County winners will receive
Decorating tor the meeting is
being handled by the East
Franklin 4-H Club, while the
program la being planned by
members of the Holly Springs
CawuiiwMl - Clubt canon. Cam*
ouinity Club Is handling tha
publicity and social aspect* of
The Iotla P.-T. A. wUl meet
Monday night, January 25. at
7:30, It has been announced.
ALTHOUGH PROGRAM IS INCOMPLETE -
Church Series Line-up Is Impressive
Although plans are still Incom
plete. the annual summer evan
gelistic series in Franklin Ls shap
ing up as the most unusual so
For the two-week interdenomi
national event in June, outstand
ing ministers and lay leaders from
all parts, of the United States are
being invited to participate. Some
are acccptinn and others aie' de
dining becaur.e of prior commit
ments i The wife of the late Peter
The program committee ap
pointed last fall to inject a new
spirit and vitality into the series
is encouraged by results so far,
according t<j> Bob S. Sioan, chair
Speakers already obtained in
clude Dr. Frank C. Laubach, of
New York, noted missionary: IJr
Pierce Harris., pastor f the Fil't
Methodist Church in Atlarta and
an outstanding evangelist; Mrs.
Ruth Youngdahl N. l.-on. of Wash
ington, D. C.. and evangelist: the
Rev. M. George Heniy. bishop of
the Episcopal diotee of Western
North Carolina; IV i Austin, of
High Point. Baptist lny barter and
evangelist: Dr. Ailml P ice, of
Philadelphia. Pa, an Episcopal
minister whose topics < eal wi'li
laith hyaline : ;?t.* 1 V>n S>ii ian.
Marshal declined ter;> v e of a;tri..i
businessman and lay leader of
Mr< Sloan said Invitations have
been extended to several otherp.
Working with him on the c:>mmlt
tee are the Rev. Robert E Early,
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrlll, Guv
Wilson, the R"v John Tucker, and
M-s. Margaret BulWn.
The se ries > srli. duied to open
June is at Friendship Taberr.ac'e,
/> -pi viiil vouth le^ival Is elated
for the -5th.
PULPWOOD TRUCK U. LOADS DUrtiNC, UNSCHEDULED STOP NEAR OTTO
Near Otto late Monday an ? 1,1 ' .?< 'v, 1 ! \'.h J'a.: . < ?!*? T. I. Miller stopped a loaded pnlpsvood I ruck
for a routine chcck, When the driver pulled off on the shoulder the truck hed suddenly broke loose and
dumped the load on the shoulder. The truck driver, from < ieoryia, - . i i < 1 n appeared that the holts holding
the bed to the casssis rave way, when the load shifted. (Staff Photo)
AT BANQUET HERE -
Coach To Speak
Jim Hickey, head football coach
at the University of North Caro
lina, will speak in Franklin Feb
The occasion will be the annual
banquet given by the Franklin
Rotary Club honoring members
of the Franklin High School looi
ball team. i
The dinner meetinfi will be held
at the Slagle Memorial Building
at 7 p,m., C. S. Brown. Rotary
Macon C unty continues to"
make its contribution to the
country's skyrocketing population
1 . uwlh.
Durin'i 1D.19. births liere otit
riiceii (I "U>r. bv pearly tluee to
one, or 307 births to 115 deaths.
Franklin, as the county's largest
and most heavily p.putatcd towii"
fhip, led all, others in births anc
deaths with 255 and 82, re
spectively. Flats had no births or
Three townships had no births
and three no deaths, but all were
Here are the individual town
ship statistics, births and deaths,
in that order: '
Franklin, 255-82: Highlands. 40
18; Millshoal, 1-0; Ellljay, 20;
Sugarfork, 2-1; Smithbrldge. 2-2;
Cartoogechaye, 2-1 ; Nantahala.
0-5; Burningtown, 0.-4; Cowee, 3-1;
and Flats. 0-0.
Douglas Pearson, Macon Coun
ty's nominee for a More head
Scholarship, has been selected to
go before the central selection
committor in Chapel Hill, accord
ing to Information received yes
terday (Wednesday) tor W. W.
Sloan, chairman at the local
Doug, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cur
tis Pearson, la the first one from
here to advance beyond a district
Interview. He had his district in
terview in Asheville Monday.
His Chapel Hill Interview will
be the final one before the scholar
ship winners are announced.
A county wide Baptist deacons
meeting has been called for Thurs
day night. January 28. at the First
Supper will be served by the
host church at 6:30 and all
deacons, pastors, and their wives
are Invited to attend.
The Rev. W K Shields, pastor
of the Newman's Chapel and
Watauga churches, will preach.
Special music will be offered by
the men of the First church and
H. H. Plemmpns will give the de
Officers' and director* cf th'.*
.c>r)f.jsV Mountain Shiino Club were
-'rli ff' ft for r.CO ' ri meeting
r <<\ v ii f? I t Jit C "\r'n F. ?
'I I ? v nr. A. r T r, p r ?
M ./ ii ? ; A v
p? ' ( hi II B'?lton, .s /'i rt a* v
c c}\ d cnsji. i' p ''ii- " ? ?
i i. ".I. .V ;trcl I on anU.Gorciou i
( ? ? ,i : Vi/'" ! M?y V" >. till :v ' \
r\ rthc Hub is affili >i with Ih ?
: i mpfe, A a ' > n M s . char*
To Feature Club
A pr o "vi.m .' n " ?? mil*
ill feature the? itl iy nicftip?
. the .Fra: !i? .V: q 4 'wriy Club
tor-rorrtoW 'Friday ? r 'H at 0
<>v ' uk in the social htll oi* the
hocQst church .
ie I lev. and M H. E. Early
nre hosts and the program
leader 's Miss Laura M. Jones.
chairman in charge, has annour
Plans call for making a limitei
number of tickets available t<
Carolina alumni and other inter
In addition to members of thi
football squad, honor guests wll
include the school's cheerleaders
roaches, and principals, an
coaches from nearby communities
Mr. Hickey will be accompaniet
to Franklin by Ernie Williamson
executive secretary of the Univex.
yity's Educational Foundation
i which provides athletic scholar j
ships i .
The Rotarians. who normall;!
meet on Thursday, changed thq
date ; :r the event to a Wednet
day, to suit Coach Hickey's cor,'
Robert Enloe, son of Mr. ant
Mrs. Harold Enloe, of Cartoog*
chaye, Monday was picked a
winner of the Nantataals F(i
eration Future Farmers 0
America public speaking con
test. His talk was entitled, "84
land Farming". Robert will ml
advance to district cooipetttioi |
In May. Held at the vo<
Agricultural building at
lin High, the contest was Jdf
erf by Mrs. Sammy Beck, lb
Rev. Donn K. Langfitt, and *
W. Bl???i A ?ijiib CMr'JM
r. Richard Shiln;
With the announcement b
County Agent T. H. Fagg thj
the oounty commissioners ha*
donated a three and half act
tract of land to the Maco
County Fair Association, tta
hope of having permanent fs
grounds came a step closer I
The land Is a part of 11
county home property and tt
east of US 441 and north ?
the old county home road.
Building plans, with
ed cost figures, were
at a meeting of the bulldlnH
committee und ways and met]
committee Monday night. A ?
by 132 pole type building mat
rial cost -estimate was given
$3 000. Including labor but n<]
including siding, while the san
size building of block construa
tion would be about $3,600,
Including labor. This does nj
include the1 cost of pouring
concrete" floor In either cas
Figures were presented 1
Wayne Prof lit, chairman of tfc
Am n :i- suggestions made
menibe of the wa^s an
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