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75th Year ? No. 8
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, February 25, 1960
Price 10 Cents
WERE YOU born on March 10, |
1889? If you were, the Salvation
Army, which also is celebrating
its birthday on that date, has a
birthday present for you. The
' Army is giving sets of sheets and
pillow cases to the first 15 Tar
Heels born on that date.
STATE CIVIL Defense and
Agricultural Extension Service are
releasing a cooperative publication
for the use of community leaders
who are promoting Rural Civil
Defense. Called. "Th; First 14
Days Survival", the booklrt out
lines & ' course of procedure in
protection from enemy attack,
hurricane, tornado, fire, and other
SEVERAL PARKING meters
are giving plenty of free time to
shoppers. They froze up during
the cold snap and still haven't
THOSE EMPTY buildings along
the Main Stem do present prob
lems. For example, there was no
one to clean off the sncw from
the sidewalk in front.
MONDAY'S thaw was a welcome
thing. Sighs of relief and parental
sounds of "I sure hope schools
open tomorrow" were heard up
and down and over and about.
THANKS TO Waynesville and
Haywood County for including the
Co wee Ruby Mines on the place
mat map used at last week's
chamber of commerce dinner.
Like their slogan too, "In the
center of everything worth-while".
DR. FURMAN Angel will give
his annual steak dinner tonight
(Thursday i at DeSoto Trail
Restaurant for members of the
Franklin Volunteer Fire Depart
SEE NO. 1. PAOE 8
JAYCEBS: First and third
Mondays, 6:30 p. m., Cagle's
Restaurant on US 23-441 south.
ROTARY; Every Thursday, 7
p m? Slagle Memorial Building.
LIONS: Second and fourth
Mondays, 7 p. m., Slagle Me
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB:
Fourth Monday, 7:30 p. m., Ag
V. r. W.: Second and fourth
Wednesdays, 8 p. m., V. F. W.
Post Home on Palmer Street.
AMERCIAN LEGION: Third
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Slagle Me
Tomorrow c Friday): Franklin
Music Study Club. First Baptist
Church, 8 pjn.
, Tuesday: Local unit meet of
N. C. Association for Retarded
Children. Franklin High library,
7:30 p m.
Sunday: 'Franklin Youth Center
Association. 2 pjn., Presbyterian
THEY FOUGHT HARD -
Lose In Tourney
Both lads and lassies basketball
I teams from Franklin High fell
victims to Swain High in Smoky
Mountain Conference eastern dl
| vision tournament play Friday and
j Saturday nights, February 19 and
| 20, at Cherokee.
After smashing victories over
Webster 1 91-20 > and Glenvilla
<88-41 1 in reaching Saturday
j night's finals, . the Fi anklin girls
The Franklin lassies wrappcrl
up the ccr.soliition same against
Xantahala 57-55 at Murphy
j Tuesday uight in the finals of
the Smoky Mountain Conference
Mary Lou Cabe was top
scorer for Franklin with 20
points. Dot Stockton hit for 11,
Jessie Carpenter got 13, and
Shirley Lenoir finished with in.
Con f e r e n c e championships
went to the Hayesville girls and
The Franklin boys enter dis
trict 8 Class AA playoffs tonight
(Thursday) against Sylva at
9 p.m. in the Swain High gym at
were unable to stop Swain High
and their giant forward. Sandy
McCracken, who scored 48 points
in her team's 75-57 victory.
Franklin's lade polished off
Cherokee 59-48 Wednesday (Feb
ruary 17 > to meet Swain's boys
in the hard-fought but heartbreak
ing 35-33 loss in the semi-finals
Friday night. The Swain boys
team went on to win the eastern
division championship Saturday
night over Cullowhee.
In the finals Saturday night.
Franklin's lassies stayed abreast
of Swain until the last quarter.
With 1:40 left in thi third quar
ter. the. score was tied at 46 all.
Too Much Height '
Swain's McCracken, whose bas
ketball skill consists of standing
underneath the basket, having the
ball fed to her by the other two!
forwards, and then laying it in !
with an overhead flip shot, simply I
had tco much height lor Frank
Foul .shots proved another tribu
lation for the local girls, who were
only able to sink three in eight
tries for 38 per cent while Swain
hit nine of ten for 90 per cent.
Franklin's lassies shot 51 times
from the floor, hitting 27 for 53
per cent, while Swain hit 33 out
of 53 field goals for 63 per cent
Lenoir was Franklin's top
scorer for the night with 26 points,
Cabe got 15, Stockton 14, and
Mrs. Harry Corbin, the coach,
said, "The girls played a hard
game and a good game. Bryson
City did have an advantage by
getting more rest and being able
to prepare for us while we had
to concentrate on beating Qlen
ville Friday night."
Semi-final action Friday night
8KB NO. 2. PAOB I
IN TOURNAMENT PLAY ?
Mrs. Corbin 'Coach Of Year;
Teams Win Coveted Trophy
Franklin High School basket
ball teams earned their school
the coveted sportsmanship tro
phy for their play in the Smoky
Mountain Conference Tourna
Awards were made following
the finals at Murphy Tuesday
Mrs. Rose (Harry) Corbin,
coach of the Franklin lassies,
received the "Coach of The
Year" award In the eastern
division of the conference.
Coach J.oe Hicks, of Culiowhee,
received this as boys team
By defeating Nantahala in
the consolation game Tuesday
night, the Franklin girls team
received the third place trophy.
All conference trophies were
awarded to Joyce Cole and
Mary Lou Cabe, Franklin play
ers, and Doug Pearson, who
starred for the Franklin lads.
AT MULBERRY HOME ?
Lester Nortons To Mark
Anniversary This Sunday
Sunday afternoon down In
the Mulberry community near
the state line, folks will be
gathering at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Norton.
The couple will be celebrat
ing their 50th wedding anniver
sary and they want all their
friends and relatives to drop in
for open house between 2 and
Actually the Nortons' anni
versary is Saturday ? they were
married Feb. 27, 1910 ? but they
think Sunday will be a better
time for folks to come calling.
A native son of Macon, Mr.
Norton met his bride-to-be at
a dance at "Uncle Dan" Mc
Clure's house at Prentiss. She
had come up from nearby Ra
bun County, Ga.t for a visit.
"I don't know how he's stood
me all these 50 years," Mrs.
Norton laughs. But, her hus
band Is quick to let anyone in
on his secret:.
"You've got to let a woman
have her way if you want to
get along with her," he con
The Nortons have four sons,
Parker and Pascal, both of
Franklin, Ervin, of Fayetteville,
and Neville, of Cairo, Ga., as
well as seven prlde-and-joy
Mr. and Mrs. I -ester Norton
I h:*/f I'kv
Monday, more of the same . . . ice-slick US 64 east
Make-up woik on Saturdays U
'frowned upon by the state", ac
cording to School Supt. H. Bueck.
so other means will have to 4*
used to recapUire thy m?
school children have now missed
because of the weather.
Two of the six could conceivably
be made up if children went to
school over the scheduled Easter
holidays (they're to get Friday
and Monday off), the superin
tendent said this week, and the
rest could be added on at the end
A the school term. Or, all six
-ould be tacked on at the end of
"I won't kr.ow until I sound out
9 icipals anc parents on the mat
ter." he declared.
However, regardless of the situ
ation, the law requires 180 days
of school "and we'll have to get
them in", Mr. Bueck added.
He explained that no effective
woiic can be accomplished on Sat
urdays since they are traditionally
"If we operated on a six-day
week it would be different . .
but, the state looks upon a Satur
day make-up as simply killing a
day," he said.
Macon school children lost one
day before Christmas because of
the weather and five more in the
last two weeks for the same
A 'possum has come to Bart
He's routing the skunks from
underneath the Fulcher house
and Mr. Fulcher, who's been
battling the skunks and scent
for a couple o f tearful weeks,
says things "are getting better
all the time".
Asked if he warn't Just be
coming accustomed to the smell
of the woods pussycats, he
denied this and vowed that the
'po* sum was doing a Job that '
Weather ' ? a* postponement'!
. i S.'.ncii mveiirg of the Frank
lin Youth Center Association.
It has bein : Scheduled for- this I
om!n<i StJ! ray at 2 p. an. i- 1 'ir" r
I r .ibytc r ei-iauh.
An Section of officers r h
Varr.ro well as o'her busings '
' p?-' ;> ? n , h \)>0 con .tructi '
r ?' ? ? cent. ! . tit Frankh
" ' -mortal Park, i ?
CLOSES SCHOOLS AGAIN ?
Old Man Winter Tosses
Another Chilly Roundhouse
Apparently not content with ]
the stunning haymaker he tossed
at Macon County last week. Old
Man Winter swung another round
hWse jjurteh Sunday With three
to four Inches of snow.
This unexpected turn of events
(better weather had been forecast i t
found school children Monday
continuing their unscheduled vaca- ,
tlon. They only went to school one ,
day last week because of the j
Most of the latest snow melterf
Monday under a warming layer of
air and schools reopened again
Tuesday, Some of the higher
peak*, however, are still capped
The lowest temperature for the
past week was a 10 above on Sat
urday and the highest was Tues
day's snow-melting 55 degrees.
Amateur weather observers hen
still predict moie bad weather
i rid are keeping a close watch 011
1 storm front that was moving in
[rum the mid-West yesterday
1 Wednesday 1 .
MARRIED 52 YEARS ?
DeHarts Have Celebrated
Only 13 Anniversaries
Married for 52 years and cele
brating a 13th wedding anniver
No, that's not a riddle, but a
fact with Mr. and Mrs. John
DeHart, of Route 3.
They were married February
29, 1908, and will mark 52 happily
married years next Monday.
"My hobby has always been to
look for something funny or odd",
?says Mrs. DeHart, "and I cliose
the date for our wedding".
"For a Joke on ourselves and
everyone lese we had Preacher
r--ii>wwiareiinnT"irr-Mffr-iT* ~ ? ? u
Billy Bradley to marry us In the
Burnir.Ktowii .schoolhouse, instead
of a usual place", says Mrs.
DcHart with a sly crin.
Bund Of Humor
These are but two Instances of
the lively tense1 of humor which
acts as a close bond between these
"I moved to Macon County
when I was about 15 years old",
Mr DeHart recalls. "My wife's
SEE NO 3, PAGE 7
COMING HERE MARCH 9
I To Orbit County
Sputniks, space satellites, and
rockets to the moon may se?m
fairly' recent developments, but
North Carolina has had its own
satellite for the past 15 years.
This year. 1960. marks the 15th
consecutive year that the North
Carolina Symphony has launched
its satellite of music: a satellite
that will come to Franklin on
March 9 for two concerts, a chil
dren's matinee and an adult con
cert yt flight. Both will be held
in the Franklin High gymnasium.
Traveling in an orbit which
circles the Old North State from
the purple Smokies to the blue
Atlantic, the symphony satellite
has brought music to villages and
metropolitan area: alike.
Tills "sputnik'' may travel in a
Council To Plan
Here In May
A special meeting of the Macon
County Home Demonstration Club
Council has been called for Mon
day at 10 a.m. to make plans for
a district meeting here on May 4.
Mrs. C. T. Bryson, council presi
dent, will preside at the session
in the social hall of the Franklin
Following this meeting, the
district executive committee, com
posed of officers of councils in
Macon. Jackson, and Swain will
convene at 2 o'clock to approve
the plans outlined by the host
county of Macon. Mrs. George
Byrd. of this county, is district
president. Also expected are Mrs.
Hazel Jacks, council president in
Swain, and Mrs. Wlllnrd Daven
port, council president in .Jackson
Preparations mti'if t?
receive about ISO c'lib women at
the May meeting, accoiding t'J
Mrs. Florence S. Shenill. county
home economics aaent.
Mauney To Speak,
I Plans to in v I tli, F-ankllt'
[ Rotary anr" lions CI b.. 'to nv e'.
with the chamber of c- mmerc"
I for the annuil br.q'et s t io
March 18 at th" Franklin Hinh
cafeteria have been revealed by
B. L. MeGlam. vy ch.iiim.iri of th
Speaking at I In- banquet w.ll b
Richard Pass Mauney. forme. I\ ;
Murphy attoMuy, presently it
Raleigh where he is er.KaKeti in
industrial promotion ot North
Carolina as a development engi
neer with the North Cai oiina lie
partment rA Con.ser vitU ii and D?
W W. Reeves, chain < r presi
dent, lias announced that tickets !
for the banquet will be on sale
soon for members and the public '
Mr. and Mrs. Johii DcIIart
( S'aff n.oto) |
i silver bus rather than on the
! nose-cone of a rocket, but in prin
ciple the North Carolina Sym
phony is as modern as the latest
moon probe. Directed by Dr. Ben
jamin Swalin, the symphony still
is the only major American sym
phony orchestra which has as its
base an entire State and as its tar
get the presentation of the world's
greatest orchestral music to all
the people within its boundaries.
Locally, nearly $1,000 has been
raised in symphony memberships
to assure the appearance of the
orchestra. This campaign was di
rected by Mrs. H. Bueck, presi
I cjent of the county chapter of the
, North. Carolina Symphony Society.
I Other orchestras, such as the
Boston Symphony, play engage
ments on tour each season, but
they make their home in a single
city in which they play the ma
jority of their concerts. The North
Carolina Symphony's reason for
being is to tour. Each year, the
North Carolina Symphony pre
j sents over 100 concerts, the largest
number played by any symphony
SEE NO 4, PAGE 7
For P.-T. A.s
A county-wide P.-TA. workshop
was held yesterday (Wednesday)
at Union Elementary School.
Quest speaker at the morning
session was W. E. Bird, former
president of Weattrn Carolina
College. His topic was ability
grouping. In the afternoon, a
panel discission was held on co
operation between home anfl
school in working toward a mutual
soal of developing well-adjusted
a tic' well-educated children,
i ' ~
Wfp. .fames M. (Jim) Raby
>e*terday iW^lttesdayl announ
ced that heM seek reflection to
the N.C. llollse of Representa
tives, *ubje< t to the May 28
The legislator served In the
IT .19 General Assembly. Trior to
being elected representative, he
w\s in KalcUh for several
sessions as assistant sergeant
Franklin'* po king meter officer.
Oeovie J. Conley ,i.s report,"' im
nrovliiK at Anft.I Hospital follow
; ; a stroke M nf'ay.
lr. Conley marked bis 76th,
T> ?? hospital Is admitting 110
1-1' ? s to his room at present.
P.?- w. . k> temperature* and rainfall l<elo?
a ? i dvd in Franklin by Manw>r Stile*
? S v 'rather ohaervrr: in HigtilandN by
T'.'lor N. Hall and W. C. N?^rton, TV A
oUw-i-verB; and at th* Coweta Hydroldtftr
(<?t?>rii?ory Heading are for the 24-hou
md. ik nt 8 a.m. of the d*y listed
High I nw Rain
Wed. 17th 55 22 .35
Thursday 46 28 .23
Friday ,35 20 .00
Saturday 50 10 .00
Sunday 43 31 trace
Monday 44 32 **
Tuesday 55 14 .00
Wednesday 20 .00
?*3 in. snow; .31 water
Wed , 17th 50 29 .00
Thursday 55 34 1.02
Friday 42 22 .37
Saturday 36 11 .00
Sunday ' 35 21 .00
Monday 33 30 .42
Tuesday 45 15 .00
Wednesday 55 20 .00
I1H I'.L \NDS
Wtd., 17th 46 34 ?
Thursday 36 31 ?
Friday 32 12 *
1 00 Silver Dollars To Be Given Away On The Square Saturday Afternoon
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