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75th Year ? No. 17
Franklin, N. C., Thur?day, April 28, 1960
Price 10 Cents
THAT EASTER bake sale for
crippled children raised more than
JUST REMEMBER you prom
ised not to complain about the
heat this summer if winter's hold
would Just let up. Some of you
already are goofing and are beef
ing about the rising mercury.
IT'S A sure sign of spring now
when thunderstorms and lightning
play back and forth along the.
mountain ranges rimming Frank
lin like they did Tuesday after
noon. The showers helped cool
things off a little.
MACON'S HOME economics
agent, Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill.
has been in "high cotton" again.
She's been in Raleigh for a pro
gram planning session.
QUITE A few Maconians were
on hand for the opening race Sun
day at the Asheville-Weaverville
Speedway. Got so warm the track
melted, they report, and the race
was halted for more than an hour.
MAY SHOULD cause the poli
ticians to come out of hiding and
begin campaigning in earnest.
Should they be considered "May
IT ISN'T definite, but the Little
League offiicals hope to have the
opening game about May 30.
ALL MOTORISTS should take
advantage of the free safety check
lane that'll operate in Franklin
two days next week. An ounce of
prevention . . .
INTEREST in the April term of
Superior Court sure changed when
the murder trial failed to develop.
THIS RAIN, though not too
heavy, should help relieve the
serious forest fire situation. About
four acres of private land burned
Tuesday ii) the Sanders Town
DON'T FORGET that road
meeting here on the 5th. That'll
be the time to get your road prob
lems shifted to the shoulders of
the light people to do something
A LOT OF business places are
putting on new spring faces and
sprucing up in general for the
DO YOU have the urge to really
"step on it" when going over those
sunken places on Cowee Moun
tain? Wish something could be
done about that situation right
away, don't you?
DUNCAN'S NEW shopping cen
ter is about ready to open. Some
of its occupants already have
moved and others expect to be
unpacked and ready for business
by the first of the month.
THE BRICKS are going up on
the nras." ..J*, f iarket for the
Baldwins in East Franklin.
WHY WON'T the county fix j
that parking lot behind the health
center and remove the hazard of
cars parking on narrow and
dangerous Riverview? It wouldn't
take much to do the job and a
life may be saved.
BELK'S NEW manager, Ernest
N. Kirkman, is house hunting and
wants to move his family here
from Waynesville as soon as
JAYCEBS: First and third
Mondays, 6:30 p. m., eagle'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. P. W.: Second and fourth
Wednesdays, 8 p. m., V. F. W.
Post Home on Palmer Street.
V. F. W. Auxiliary: Second
Monday nights, 8 p. m , at post i
AMERCIAN LEGION: Third
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Slagle Me
Sunday: public dinner, noon to
2 p.m., Masonic Hall, by Eastern
Wednesday: District home dem
onstration meeting. First Baptist
Residents of Macon County will
have an opportunity to present
road requests, petitions, and prob
lems to representatives of the 14th
Highway Division at a public hear
ing here next Thursday, May 5.
Division Engineer F. L. Hutch
ison will be in charge.
City and county officials, along
with the general public, are in
vited to attend the hearing if they
have road requests they feel
should receive attention.
The hearing will be held , be
tween the hours of 10 ajn., and
12:30 at the county courthouse.
This is one of a series of public
hearings being held in the 14th
Division, which is composed of
Polk, Henderson, Transylvania.
Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain,
Clay. Graham, and Cherokee
For Cancer Fund
A first week report shows $362
on hand in the local American
Cancer Society campaign to raise
The chapter president, Mrs.
Lester Conley, has Issued a special
appeal to organized rural com
munities to assist with the drive
by holding benefits and furnish
ing volunteer workers to canvass
the county for donations.
She said the drive will continue
until the county quota is raised.
To Town Sunday
Sunday afternoon at 2:30. the
Franklin Baseball Team will open
the '60 season on the local
diamond against Towns County.
The local team played an
exhibition game Tuesday night in
Blairsville, Ga., and it was rainer
out after three and a half innings
The Franklin playing field is on
US 23-441 south, below Franklin
Dr. Bennett Slated
For Garden Program ' j
The Franklin Garden Club '
will hold its monthly meeting
Monday afternoon (May 2) at :
2:30 in the social hall of the
Franklin Presbyterian Church. I
Mrs. E. S. Purdom, Mrs. John ;
Bulgin and Mrs. B. L. McGlam
ery will be hostesses.
Dr. Kelly Bennett, of Bryson
City, will be in charge of the
A public dinner will be serv
ed Sunday from noon to 2
o'clock at the Masonic Hall by
the Eastern Star members.
Adults will be Charged $1.25 per
plate and children 50 cents.
BROOMS FOR BLIND GO LIKE HOTCAKES
Members of the Franklin Lions CWib, shown unloading their wares from a truck Monday
night, sold out of t rooms in a matter of .a couple of hours in their annual broc-m sale, which
brought in $360. The project chairman, Prelo S. Dryman (in truck), said the club could have
sold many more. The brooms are made by the blind and the money is used for work with the
blind. (Staff Photo)
WAS NEARLY 96 ?
'Miss Carrie' Crawford,
Stalwart Of Era, Passes
Mrs. I_e<? C'awford, who died
here Sunday,1 symbolized outstand
ns characteristics of the stal
wart mountain generation of
which she was one of the last.
E'en in c'eath she suggested
stability; for she died in the. town
where she was born, nearly 96
years ago, in the home where she
and her husband set up House
keeping, and in the room where
her first child was born.
A tiny woman, she possessed the
stamina which alone, enabled
members of her gene;ation to sur
vive a period When poverty was
_ universal here, and hardship and
privation were the rule. Until her
last illness, lasting only a few
weeks, her hearing and eyesight
were better than that of many
half her age, and her mind re
mained clear and decisive until
a lew days before she died.
Fiercely independent, she wa.<
active and self-reliant until only
a few months ago.
One who loved laughter, she
jested with visiters tp her bedside
a week before her death.
She was a person of deep re
ligious faith. At the funeral of her
sister, just four years ago, she
sang every hymn through, with
never a break in her voice.
She was known affectionately
to people all over the co-unty as I
"Miss Carrie", and many are the ,
stories of her quick repartee, her i
fearlessness, her indomitable will, j
her zest for life. |
, At the annual Siler lamily
meeting, she scorned the "old
folks' table", set aside for the
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
MRS. WESTMORELAND TO SPEAK -
District Home Demonstration
Women Coming For Meeting
Home demonstration club mem
bers from the Cherokee Indian
Reservation. Jackson, and Swain
counties will be guests of the Ma
con County women May 4 for the
annual district meeting to be held
at the Educational Building of the
First Baptist Church in Franklin.
"The Decade's- Challenge for the
Home" is thet heme for the ses
sion. which is scheduled from
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This special meeting is sched
uled in connection with "National
Home" is the theme for the ses
3-8." and will be the highlight of
the county's activities in observ
ing the event
Mrs. J. R. Westmoreland, of.
Canton, will be the principal
speaker. Last summer. Mrs. West
moreland traveled in Russia and
some of her experiences were pub
lished in newspapers. She tfill
illustrate her lecture with colored
President of the N. C- Horn"
Demonstration Clubs. Mrs. Gilbert
English, of Trinity, will bring
Mrs. Lawrence Patton. president
of Patton Home Demonstration
Club. Mrs. J. S. Oray, past presi
dent of the North Carolina Honfie
Demonstration Clubs, and T. H.
Fagg, county agricultural agent,
will welcome the group
Club Highlights <
Mrs. Sammy Bryson, Jr , presi
dent of the Macon County coun
cil, will recognisfe the out-of-town
guests. Mrs. Robert Parrish, of
Burningtown community, has been
asked to serve en a panel to give
the highlights of the Macon
County club members' activities
ofthe past year.
Special music will be furnished
by the Misses Martha Blaine.
Linda Lcdford, June Wells, and
Nancy Cochran, of the Patton
The afternoon session will end
with a devotional to be given by
the Rev. Robert A. Early and Mrs.
Ifarly, entitled, "This is my
Serving on the registration
committee Is Mis. Rex Andrus,
?-l.ai.man, Mrs. Lester Conley.
Mrs. Ed Bradley, and Mrs. John ,
Mrs. Sam oi.npson and Mrs.
E S. Purdom. of Cartoogechaye. |
will have charge of the decora
Lunch will be served by the
members jf the 21 home demon
stration clubs of Macon County.
Coffee hour is scheduled at 10
am with members of the Frank
lin club as hostesses
Joyce Cloer. kathryn Sanders,
and Glenda Lee. of Union 4-H i
Club, are to be 4-H pages, with
Glenda Lee giving the 4-H club
report for the 4-H County Coun
Registration begins at 9 30 am]
M.ijoi- ( . A. Speed
Thirty-one Franklin High
students, yesterday 1 Wednesday >
afternmn competed in the an
nual "Teen-Agp Knad-e-o". a
Jay cee -spon so red te t of driving
skill and knowledge.
Preceding the actual driving
competition after school, the
student body heard" an address
by Major C. A. Speed, head of
the safety division of the State
Highway Patrol, who came here
at the invitation of the Jaycees.
The competing students also
took a written examination
Because the driving portion
of the contest was still under
way at press time, the names
of the boy and girl winners are
not known. However, they will
be announced in next week's
Bob Moore was the Jaycee In
charge of the "road-e-o". He
will accompany the local win
ner to the state contest in
Kinston later In the year.
Some 60 were on hand Saturday
rilght for the charter presentation
banquet of the local chapter of
the Business and Professional
The charter was presented by
Miss Margaret Johnston1, of Al
Mrs. Frank L. Henry, Jr., was !
installed as president, alon* with
other officers. The installing
official was Miss Sanchez Mott,
of Black Mountain, president of
The semi-annual singing con
vention of the northern division
of Macon County, will be held
at the Briartown Baptist Churcti
on Nantahala Sunday., May 1,
beginning at 10 a. m. John
Campbell, president, Invites the
public and all singers to at
ELECTION MACHINERY STARTED -
Franklin Water Bond -Vote
Is Scheduled For June 4
! Little League
A "player auction" was held
Monday night by Little League j
and first practice sessions for
the four teams were scheduled,
according To the league presi
dent, Dr. T. J. Huff
The Reddys will hold their
first practice Saturday at 2:30
p. m. on the football field at
Franklin Hlgh> Listed on the
roster are Johnny Owl, Ken-'
neth Seay, Donald Burch, Den
nis Long, Johnny Stanfield,
David Parker, Don McConnell,
Jimmy Gunnin, David Gunnin,
Michael Wells, David Tripp,
Roy Crisp, Farrell Justice,
Charles Gunnin, Teddy Boring,
Steve Whltmire, Garland Nor
ton, and Denton Higdon. Coach
ing the Reddys is Ancil Crutch -
With the Rev. Earl Crowe as
coach, the Wildcats practiced
yesterday (Wednesday i at East
Franklin. Trying out with this
team are Joe Doster, Gene
Shields, Clarence Shields, Bud
dy Hogshead, Buzzy Bryson,
Gary Carver, Michael Johnson, 1
Phillip Keener, Tracy Keener,
Abby Wlnstead, Derald Prince,
A1 Slagle, Dwayne Welch, Dan
ny Ashe, Keath Vinson, Robert
Sorrells, Jimmy Guffey, Gary
Morgan, Jerry Arnold, and L.
Also practicing yesterday were
the Thunderbirds, coached by
Robert C. (Bob) Carpenter. On
the roster are Homer Holbrook,
Keith Corbin, Ronnie Norton,
Earl Dwight, Scotty Jacobs,
Kenneth Drake, Larry Holbrook,
Marion S'tamey, Charles Jami
| son, Larry Conley, Mike Wal
droop, eteve Plemmons, Ken
n*'th Pannell, Randy Pannell,
George Hubbs, Bobby Carpenter. 1
and Tim Vaughn.
Coach Jim Williamson has !
announced a practice for his <
Jaybirds on Monday, May 2, at '
Ijlast Franklin at 4 p. m. Boys 1
on the roster include Jack 1
Angel, Tames Lewis, Mike Wal
lace, Mack Wallace. Joe San- ]
ders, Tommy Henry. Morlan |
Bowman, Jerry Wallace, Tony i
Bryant, Ligon Bundy, Mike Mc
Sween, Boyd Henry, Bruce Ad
ams, Billy Bowman, and David
Dr Huff emphasised the im
portance of all boys reporting
?nit for practice since the teams
must ? be reduced to 15 men on
each by May 20 under league
i ules. I
East Franklin Meet
The monthly meeting of the J
East Franklin P.-T.A., set for to '
night (Thursday), has been post- J
Mrs. George Raby, president. '
explains that conflicting meetings
have made It impossible for some '
of the officers for next year to be v
present for the installation pro- v
gram and that a new date for the
meeting will be announced later v
I in u- 4 .has been sci as the date for Franklin's s j>e
eial i,i * X ) water bond clrction.
I a1 notices lor an ordinance authorizing the
honds; i it. ] lire setting tip the el^i'tioli machinery ap
pear in this issue.
I'll.' elvvtiuu. Hoes nut pinpoint the source of water
for t.he proposed improvement to the town .system, it
? > n 1 > -provides "funds for enlarging the waterworks
Max Hcnderscn. young Frankllr.
usinessman. has been elected
resident of the Franklin Teen
Center Association for 19fi0.
Serving with him are John Bu!
gin. virf presk ent, and Mis K. J.
Whitmirc. secret ary- 1 : e a. ?'u i\ ? r .
Colhmittees for the new year
include building-. Allan Brooks,
hairman, and Mr. Biilgin; fund
raiini;, Robert C <Bob> Car
pehle:. chairman, B. L. McGlam
m y, and Bob S. Sloan; chape rones.
Mr: .Jim Cunningham, chairman.
Ms Julian Madoox. Mrs. Bill
fiorsley. and Mrs T. H. Fag*.
The new teen center at F.ajnk
lin Memorial Park is expected to
j e ieady f r occupancy in thti very .
Some serious planning of ac
ivities is on tap Saturday when
lie Macon 4 H County Council
neets at ft. 30 a m at the Agri
Among items to be considered
n the agenda are "Demonstration
Jay". "4-H Church Sunday 'May
!2>", 4-H camp i June 20-25 1, the
>bservance locally of "State 4 H
Jlub Week", an<; other coming
As a feature of the council meet
ng. a film. A Family Affair",
lill be shewn. It is afcout home
Robert Enlo\ c ::.c.l p i 'ent
6,597,500 DAILY -
Rough Fork Water
New light was cast this week
on the controversial question
of how much water could be
obtained for a municipal water
supply from Rough Fork, a trib
utary of Wayah Creek
Until now, the widely varying
figures on the amount of water
available there have been based
Ten days ago, the flow was
The result, announced this
week, was 6,591,500 gallons per
The measurement was made
by personnel from the Coweeta
Hydrologic Laboratory, at the
request of H. H. Plemmons and
W. Russell Cabe, local engi
neers who have advocated a
Wayah area watershed in pref
erence to the proposed 1,000,000
a lions per day filtration plant
urnping station on Cartooge
Announcement of the result
iras made by Mr Plemmons and
While the- measurement,
nade April 18, came "after a
wo-week dry period", Messrs.
'lemmons and Cabe emphasized
hat the flow would be much
ower after a dry summer and
An actual measurement, how
'ver, they pointed out, substi
utes something exact for what,
>revlously, has been largely
And since the cubic feet of
vater per square mile corre
iponds fairly closely with slml
ar figures at coweeta, the re
SKB NO. 2, PAGE S
i system 01 said town, including
the construction of a filter
plant with accessory structures
and pipelines and the acquisi
tion of necessary land and
rights of way, and authorizing
the levy and collection of a
sufficient tax for the payment
of the principal of and the In
terest on said bonds . .
It is a matter of record that
aldermen favor a filtering plant
set-up on Cartoogechaye Creek
as developed in a survey of sites
by a firm of municipal engi
neers, Harwood-Beebe Company,
of Spartanburg, S. C.
An alternate watershed pro
posal also Is being advanced In
dependently by two local engi
neers, H. H. Plemmons and
Regular registration books will
be used for the special ballot
ing. These will be open from 9
a. m to sunset on each day
beginning Saturday, May 7, and
j closing Saturday, May 21. Sat
urday, May 28, will be chal
j lenge day.
Judge J Will Pless recessed
the April term of Superior
( Court here Monday after dis
posing of most of the cases on
I the criminal docket.
I Although the work Is com
|p!eted. officially the term will
, not end until Saturday, in the
evi'nt a new case warranting
i action should arise. Judge Pless,
| Itowever. is not in town,
j M"anwhile, the clerk of court,
Mrs Kate M Wrinn. and her
deputy clerk, Mrs. Edith Byrd,
are busy transferring disposi
tions to the permanent court
records A list of the April dis
positions will be carried in next
Mrs. Wrinn said all cases ?ftn
the docket were disposed of
with the exception of about CO.
These were continued, defen
dants failed to appear, or pray
er for judgment was continued.
The two-week term convened
SHAKES HIS FRIENDS
Dr. A Rufus Morgan conducted
a wild flower hunt at his home
on Cartoogechaye Saturday of last
week for Olrl Scouts of the Nan
tohala Council. Beside? Scouts
from the local troops girls from
Sylva and Murphy enjoyed the
hunt and shared Dr Morgan's very
personal friends ? the wild
A benefit Bunco and bridge
party will be held Saturday night.
May 7 at 7:30 at Kelly's Inn
..poi.ioi ed by the American Legion
\u-:iliary A-'mlscUa price will be
50 ctn's p^r , person. A doftr P'bi1
is planned. besides the many
prizes for Bunco ant! bridge
games. ? j
rhr i?imtur?ii and rainfall Selnw
a-r rwordrd in Franklin by MnnMtr. Stile*
JI. S wi-ather aWrvfr ,n Highland- h?
Tudor N. Hall and W C. Newton. TV A
tihaervera: and at the <Vy*ret* Hrdrolotrir
(.ahnratorv. Readlnra are for the M-hour
oeriod ending at 8 a.m. of the da? lialed.
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