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75th Year ? No. 13
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, March 31, 1960
Price 10 Cents
A MACON1AN, the Rev. W. L.
Sorrells. has been called as full
time pastor of the East Waynes
ville Missionary Church. He has
been in the Tuckesiegee Associ
ation and is a former pastor of
the East Bylva Baptist ChUrch.
SUNDAY'S WARM temperature
found convertible tops slipping
back and a heavy influx of tourist
travel through the county. The go
carts also reappeared on the dirt
fiM behind DeSoto Trail Restau
raat, attracting a crowd of on
CLAUDE C. BRADLEY, a Ma
coaian now living in Claremoat,
Calif., recently celebrated 30
years in the real estate business
in Claremont. He has his own
company, Claude C. Bradley Real
Bfctate, has ..been a citrus grower
and is active in the sale of citrus
properties in Pomona Valley. Mrs. '
Harley Breedlove. of Route 4. is
A BUSINESS Insurance Semi
nar last week in Ashevllle was
graced by the presence of Ed J.
Carpenter, special representative
for the Jefferson Standard Life
Insurance Company here.
EIGHT MACON1ANS attended
Ford's 1960 Cavalcade of Tractors
and Equipment at the Charlotte
Coliseum Tuesday of last week
as guests of Ernest Dills, Jr. Go
ing with Mr. Dills were T. H.
Pagg, Bryan Anders, Cecil Parker.
Jim Nolen, Elmer Stanfield, Bill
Wallace, and Ben Lee Davis.
THE PROMISE of spring is
firing construction and it looks
like that new super market for
Baldwin's will soon be under way
in East Franklin. The old Pannell
mill Is being torn down, too.
ISN'T THIS a good time to start
doing something about the Indian
Mound? Tourist season is but a
hop and a skip away and this
coald be a real attraction with
a little promotion.
THE GOLF course at Franklin
Lodge echoed lustily Sunday with
cries of "fore" as golfers swarmed
over the fairways on the first
real golfing Sunday In many,
many months. Won't be long now
before the pool at the lodge will
IN RESPONSE to a recent
article in this newspaper on old
coins, Mrs. Jack Cabe, of Holly I
Springs, shows an 1842 half-dime
that her grandfather put around
her father's neck on a cord when
he was two weeks old.
MONDAY SURE was wishy
washy, wasn't it. Threatening |
rain, then just cloudy, then j
clearing, and back to clouds.
THE LAST OF the big snows \
is slowly ebbing on the north sides
under the heat of the sun and
wanner weather. Sunday, how
ever, high ranges still had plenty
of the white stuff visible.
TRUCKS AND MACHINERY
will begin rolling next week in
a new business venture in Frank
INTERESTED in chess? The
Franklin High chess club members
invite you to come to a meeting
See No. 1, Plage Ton
! doing? j
JAYCEES: 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. F. 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
Fiiday: District Women's Socie
ty of Chirstian Service retreat.
10:30, a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Franklin
Fiiday: Oardening school. Agri
cultural Building. 2 p.m.
Saturday: TROUT SEASON
Saturday: Fashicn show. East
Franklin School. 8 p.m.
MACON 4-H GIRLS WIN DISTRICT HONORS
These four >lacon County 4-H clubbers have won. blue rbbrns in district competition for
long time record books. They are (I< to R) Suzanne Cunningham, Carson club, whose activity
was Home Economics; Elizabeth Ann Amnions, Hcfly Springs club. Achievement: Patsy Corbin,
Mountain >Grove club. Clothing; and Claudetta McCoy, Oak Grove club, Better Grooming. Claud
etta also got a red ribbon in Home Management. (Staff Photo)
Merchant Waa 64;
WtUiam Katenbrink, 64, Frank
lin civic leader and owner and
manager of the Quality Shop
for 16 years, died at Angel Hos
pital at 4:30 a. m. Saturday.
Though he had been in ill
health for the past two years,
Mr. Katenbrink's condition be
came serious only three days
before his death.
He was born May 19, 1895 in
See No. 2, Page Ten
Win Top Honors
A packed house was on hand
Friday night at East Franklin
School to watch the favorite
dance of a past era, the Charles
ton, ' won top honors for Genie
Enloe and Debbie Enloe in the
annual 4-H talent show.
Genie and Dabble are members
of the Cartoogechaye club. Second
place honors went to Jenny Lou
May and Judy Solesbee, Nanta
hala club members who performed
a skit, "The Census Taker", and
third place was won by a Union
4-H clubbar, Mary Ann Rice, for
a solo number "Pink Shoe Laces".
Honorable mentions went to
Wade McConnell and Hilton San
der, cf Union club, for "Six Full
Hours"; a piano solo, "Falling
Waters", by Highlands club mem
ber Beverly Calloway; a piano
solo, "Russian Dance", by Judy
Arnold, of East Franklin club;
anc". to Chapel club for its overall
talent, Marilyn Wilson, Geneva
Scroggs, Elinda Bryson, and
The blue ribbon winners now
advance to the district contest
June 30 in Asheville.
One hundred and thirty 4-H
clubbers participated in the talent
show, which raised $120 for the
county council's projects.
Serving as master of ceremonies
was Robert Enloe, council presi
dent. The welcome was given by
Suzanne Cunningham, of Carson
Mrs. Roy Kinsland and Miss
Esther Seay attended the State
Council for Exceptional Children's
Conference in Winston-Salem Sat
' urday, March 26.
Alfred Rich Higdon, 68, Ma
con County's first World War I
volunteer, died Monday at 6 a.
m. at his Franklin home after
an illness of 16 months.
A native and life-long resi
dent of Macon County, Mr. Hig
don was born April 21, 1891,
the son of Bragg and Mrs.
Patty Rich Higdon. On April
3, 1930, lie married Mrs. Ann
SEK NO. 3, PAGE 12
A. R. Higdon
FLOOK OF BIRDS FIND PANE MORE THAN PAINFUL
A flock of cedar waxwings feeding Sunday m-irning in a holly bush at the side of Ihe Frank
I lin Post Office were flushed and in a body flew into a plate gloss window at SSark Franklin
Auto Parts Company nearby. From the angle the birds were flying the side window they Mruc..
: and the front glass gives the impression of being wide open and they were tricked by this illu
sion. Thirty-two birds were killed, several with holly berries still in their beaks. (Staff Photo i
To Handle 7,000
Chest X-rays will be available
free to all persons in Maoon
County at the State Board Of
Health mobile unit, whic'-i will be
set up on the street near the jail
Tuesdays through Saturdays. April
2 through the 23rd.
j These X-rays require only a
minute to take find it is not
necessary to undress to take them,
according U> the board.
The test is designed to check
for tuberculosis and other dis- 1
orders of the chest. Persons i
setting the X-rays receive a I
Mrs. Frank Shope. Macon j
I County public health nun e, said i
that all ages are susceptible to
tuberculosis and expressed the |
hope that everyone over the age <
of 15 would take advantage of
these free tests.
Mrs. Shope also said that the
health department has set a goal
of 7,000 X-rays while the unit
is in Franklin.
James H. Patric, research for
ester (watershed management),
has arhved at the Coweeta Hydro
logic Laboratory here to take up
his new post.
Mr. Patric transferred to the
Southeastern Station from the
Pacific Southwest Forest and
Range Experiment Station's San
Dimas Experlmenta lPorest, Geln
A native of Rocfcvllle, Conn., he
holds a B. S. degree in forestry
from the University of Connecti
cut and a master's of forestry de
gree from Harvard. Prom 1943 to
1946, and again from 1951 to 19S>2,.
he served with the US. Navy.
Prior to joining tl)e Pacific
Southwest Station staff, Mr.
Patric was employed by the Soil
Conservation Service at Storrs,
Conn., from 1948 to 1955.
At Coweeta he will work in the
soil relations phase cf watershed
Mr. Patric and family have
moved Into the Jim Liner house'
on Womack Street.
t. t. A. TtAM WINS FEDERATION LAND JUDGING
A team entered by the Franklin Future Farmers of America won the Nantahala Federation
land judging contest in Murphy last wetk and now advances to the state contest April 9 at Mt.
U!la. Although the local chapter has entered teams before, this marks the first time it' has won
the lamd judging event. Pictured are (L to K) Robert Enloe, .Spike Maddox, Jimmy Williams,
and Wayne Proffitt, advisor. Absent was Tex Corbin, who had the highest individual score in
the contest. Hayesville placed second and Bryson City third. (Staff Photo)
Spring fashions tor men,
women, and children will fea
ture. a fashion show Saturday
night at 8 o'clock at East
Sponsored by the Franklin
Junior Woman's Club and sup
ported by local stores, who are
furnishing clothes for the mod
els, the show Is to raise money
tor the club's "ShoeS for Needy
In addition to the parade of
fashions, the program will in
clude numbers by Mrs. Lilly
Moody's rhythm band from .Co
wee School; the "Bunny Hop",
by Mrs. Joyce Swafford's group
from Iotla School; songs by the
Melodyettes; square dancing by
the Promelettes irom East
Franklin School; a tenor solo,
"I Love Paris", by Dr. Thomas
J. Huff; and "Easter Parade",
by a vocal group from E. M.
Biddle's class at Franklin High.
See You Later,
Wifey Dear . . .
"Good-bye wife, hello trout
stream ! "
This will be a common thing
come Saturday when the '60
trout season opens In the
Activity here is picking up
as fishermen ? gleams in their
eyes ? ready their equipment
for the "Big I?ay". Stores
dealing in fishing tack'c re
port I'ively business.
P-.T. A. Leader
Don Seasle has been eiect.il
president of the East PrankUn
P.-T.A. for 1E60-61.
Officers were named at a m; I
ing last Thursday night. Pick: !
?to .serve with M; . Seanle, who i
principal of Cowee School, --were
Mrs. Bob S. Sloan, vlQp-pii sir!r:;i
Mrs. P.te Arrties, secretary, and
Mrs. J. P. Brady, treasurer.
A program was presented by
HE'S LOVED HIS JOB -
Caretaker Is Retiring Soon
, When Alex L. Sprinkle look
the Job of caretaker of Frank
lin's Woodlawn Cemetery, the
pine trees bounding the site
were, in his words, "little bitty
Today, 24 years later, these
stately trees look down on the
serene well-kept grounds whose
loveliness has come about under
Mr. Sprinkle's watchful hand.
In April, Mr. Sprinkle will re
tire from his Job as caretaker,
leaving what has almost be
come a sacred task to him for
He expressed regret and
doubts at leaving the work he
has spent a greater part of a
lifetime doing, but answers
himself eaying, "I'm not as
young as I once was and my
grandson, who has helped me
through the years, finishes
school this year and leaves for
the .service; I decided that I
could t put It off 'iny longer. ;
this (ust seamed to be the time
Oil .'r A. Jane.-, founder and
i chairman of the 'board of trus
tees f"r the cemetery since its :
conception, has highest pra'"*
for Mr. Sprinkle's many years
of faithful and c ,11 .'scientious
"He i , the type of mrin for 1
whom I dread the tusk of try- |
In : to find someone els-' to take
over the job," Mr. Jones says.
Mr Sprinkle, a lifelong native
of Macon county, was born In
the Cartoogechaye section. He
worked for a number of years
at Miss 7 .aura Jones' summer
"" " before taking the card
uiier job In 1936. He also work
ed as Janitor of The Bank of
Franklin during his years as
ccmetery caretaker, a job from
which he retired last April.
AH Owe Him
Every person who has seen
a lov?d one buried at Woodlawn
during Mr. Sprinkle's years as
caretaker owes him a debt of
thanks for his work to keep the
cemetery beautiful, a l"t of
which he did on his own t'ni"
with no payment for his labors.
"I've done a lot of extra work
here for nothing for people
who didn't have any folks here
to keep the lots up," he re
iates. wlth a note of pride rath
SEE NO. 4, PAGE 10
THE SIGHT of Alex L. Sprinkle keeping the grounds of
Wood lawn Cemetery well groomed has become a familiar one
?w the past 24 yfars while he tias served as the 'caretaker. Mr.
Sprinkle retires from the job this April. (Staff Photo)
Big Donation From
V. F. W.; Won't
A $500 gift from the local
V.F.W. Post pushed pledges and
cash for a county fair exhibit hall
to $951 this week, according to
I Mrs. Grace Tatham. treasurer *
t the Macon County Fair Assocl
i Another large donation, $100,
| also has been given by Macon
i County Building and Loan Associ
! Although officials of the associ
j aticn hac hoped to close the pub
I lie fund-raising campaign for the
building this week, it has been
| extended because of the recent
I pell of adverse weather.
The association president, Cecil
| Parker, asks that all donations
j f:om organizations ard individ
uals be mailed or given personally
t " Mrs. Tatham as soon as possi
Ij'e. If enough money is raised
for the 132 by 48 foot hal), con
struction will begin this spring.
Of the present total ($951),
?531 1 is in cash and $640 in
pledges from organizations and
Fn school day for the Franklin
Elelftentary School will be held
Monday. April 25. beginning at 9
a m Parents of children who will
enter the fi st g.a.le till". fall may
obtain aprlication i>:a, ks from the
principal C. K. 0!-cn, or the
first grade teachers, Mr* Elsie
Pi.ir,V:s and Mrs. Pcv, y Bradley,
?jv fmm M s. B th Vjuffey.
I'h* wwk'? temperature* jiikI rainfall bel?w
??.?'? rwordwl in I'runklin by Mansor Stile*.
. S. went her observer: in Hi^hlanda by
j t'ulor N. Hall and W. (\ N?wton. TV A
I obm rv# r?: i n'l ?? t the Cow.-ta Hydrotoffie
laboratory. Rradinin are for th? 24-hrur
?-n?linir at 8 a.m. of ihe day list?*d.
l,fi?h Low Rain
! :-'l. ???>. .! 5" 15 .00
| T.mi -rlay 63 CI .00
'?'r.fdr.v 55 '25 .00
I " lUtrday . . 31 .00
j S indsy 73 22 .00
y 71 38 00
Tuesday G3 51 34
1 Wednesday 55 .62
Wd. 23rd 51 18 .00
Thursday ( 56 22 .00
Friday 63 24 ' .00
j Saturday 5<i 35 .00
j Sunday i 65 25 .00
Monday 73 38 .00
Tuesday 71 42 .48
j Wednesday 61 54 1.75
| Wrd. 23rd 44 25
Thursday 55 26
Friday .47 24
Saturday 65 34
Sunday 66 25
Monday 62 36
Tuesday 54 46
? No Record.