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THE PRESS from cover to
75th Year ? No. 21
Franklin, N- C, Thursday, May 26, 1960
Price 10 Cents
Party Primaries Coming Up This Saturday
KENNETH Mashburn, Franklin
High senior, represented Macon
County in the 13th District School
Bus Road-e-o Saturday in Sylva.
Kenneth Cope, of Sylva High, won
in the boys' division and Barbara
Faye Owen, of Glenville, in the
THE COVEK of Franklin
High's, commencement program,
, a design using variations of the
year 1960, was made by Miss Jean
* Hemphill's art class and is quite
FLORIDA RESIDENTS having
summer homes here are asked to
register at the chamber of com
merce booth on Main Street. The
' object is socializing and maybe
the formation of some Florida
LOCAL ARTISTS are invited
to submit their works for exhibi':
at The Manor Galleries, 265 Char1.
I lotte Street, Asheville, the ifrst
Saturday of each month. The
first entry date will be Saturday,
June 4, The non-profit Manor
Galleries hopes to provide for the
many artists in the area a contin
uous outlet for their work and an
opportunity for the viewing public
to see, purchase, or rent quality
paintings by local talent.
HARLEY EVITT got an eagle
recently on the long No. 7 hole
at Franklin Golf Course. He had
a 315-yeard drive to the green and
sunk his putt for an eagle on the
par 4 hole. That separates the
golfers from the duffers!
THE JAYCEES are bringing the
Cherokee Wild West Rodeo to
Franklin June 8-9. It proved to be
quite popular with young and old
alike when it was here several
TROOP 5 of the Girl Scouts will
help the Legion women with their
?'Poppy Day" sales in town Sat
urday. The Legion women pur
chase the materials for the pop
pies, give it to the veterans to
turn out popples, and then return
the money from the sale to the
A PRACTICE "drowning" was '
staged Sunday morning at Nanta- '
hala Lake to test the mobilization
of the Macon County Search and
Rescue Squadron. Using citizen's
band communicators, the squad
members established radio contact !
from Franklin to the lake using
only three radio units, one in '
town, one in Wayah Gap, and
another at the lake.
THAT HIDDEN car key is ere- 1
ating a sensation all over town.
After a clue Monday morning
hinted that the post office was
involved somehow, Lon Dalton de
scribed the swarm of people that
arrived as "another Easter egg ;
'COFFEE' HALL, who incident
ally is the only one knowing the
whereabouts of said key, myst 1
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 12
JAYCEES:. First and third
Mondays, 6:30 p. m., Cagle's
Restaurant on US 23-441 south.
ROTART: Every Thursday, 7
p. m., Slagle Memorial Building.
HONS: 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.
V. F. W. Auxiliary: Second
Monday nights, 8 p. m., at post
AMERCIAN LEGION: Third
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Slagle Me
BUSINESS AND PROFESSION
AL WOMENS CLUB: Fourth
Thursday at 7 p.m.
Thursday: School bus driver
dinner, 7 p.m? Iotla School.
Friday: Open house at Franklin
Hosiery ompany, 11:30 a.m. to
Saturday: Democratic and Re
publican primary voting. 6:30 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m., county precincts.
Sunday: Baccalaureate sermon.
Franklin High gym. 8 p.m.
Monday: Little League double
header; season opener, 2 p.m..
East Franklin field.
Monday: Franklin High com
mencement. 8 p.m.. gym.
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REPAIRING COWEE SLIDE
Repairs are under way on the lower slide on Cowee Mountain (US 23-441 east) and state
highway department officials hope to have the problem licked soon. Division Engineer Frank
Hutchison reports a considerable amount of filling has beetn done and that a new drainage sys
tem has been worked out to turn water away from the fill. He expects to have the state geolog
ist's report on what is causing the Cowee slides at an early date. (Staff Photo)
NANTAHALA'S OVER ?
Seniors Are Graduating;
Franklin Events Given
Caps and gowns are the proper
attife for 163 graduating seniors
at Macon County's three high
schools, Franklin, Nantahala. and
Nantahala already has sent 19
graduates out into the big, yide
world; Franklin's commencement
events are slated for Sunday and
Monday; and Highlands, because
Df its late start in the fall, does
not plan graduation until June
10, when 16 seniors will receive
Nantahala held its commence
ment Monday night. Graduates
are Ernest "Sonny" Reighard,
Sandra Baldwin, Glenda Sue
Douthit, Wanda Ferguson, Edna
Sue McMahan, Anna Sue May,
Wanda Sue Owenby, Carolyn Pass
more. Myrtle Sue Passmore, Shir
ley Waters, Tod Bateman, Guy
3rant, Newton Jones, Gerald Mor
gan, Talmadge Owenby. Bobby
Rowland, Harold Rowland, Stan
ley Shields, and Junior Solesbee.
In Two Parts
Highlands will have its exercises
in two parts. On June 5, the Rev.
J. H. Propst,' pastor of the First
Baptist Church, will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon at his
church at 7:30 p.m.
Commencement exercises are
set for the 10th at 8 p.m. at the
school. Jimmy Calloway will give
the valedictory address and Miss
Wynn Goode the salutatory. Guest
speaker at commencement will be
W. B. Harrill, director of public i
relations at Western Carolina Col- 1
Franklin High's baccalaureate ]
sermon is scheduled for Sunday j
night at 8 o'clock in the gymnasi- i
urn and commencement will be.
held Monday night at the same '
A nursery for young children
will be operated at both events
with, competent junior girls in
Tucker To Preach
The Rev. John Tucker, of St.
Agnes Episcopal Church, will de
liver the baccalaureate sermon to
the 129 graduates and their fam
ilies and friends.
The invocation and benediction
will be given by the Rev. Robert
E. Early, pastor of the First Meth
odist Church, and the Rev. R. R.
Standley. pastor of the First Bap
tist Church, will present the
Music for the event will include
a duet by Miss Vianne Keener
and Fred Bulgin and a number
by the high school glee club.
Supt. H. Bueck will confer
diplomas on the graduates at com
mencement. This program will in
clude the invocation by Dr. L. B.
Hayes, retired Methodist minister;
numbers of the. glee club : the
salutatorian, Miss Barbara Dun
can; the valedictorian. Miss Janice
Pruett; class song by seniors, with:
exchange student Martti Haapa
koski at the piano: and the bene
diction by Dr. Hayes.
Members of the '50 graduating j
class are Elzabeth Ann Aminons.'l
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 12
Next week, a special section |
in THE PRESS will feature in
dividual pictures of all graduat
ing seniors at Franklin, Nanta
ha la, and Highlands.
Subscribers desiring extra
copies should notify the news
paper at once so plans for print
ing additional ones can be made.
The advertising deadline for
this special section is noon to
TOP PLAYERS HONORED
Doug Pearson, senior forward, and Mhs Marv Ixiu Cab*, jun
ior forward, are the recipients of the annual American Legion
"most valuable player" trophies in basketball. The two were
awarded the trophies Saturday at "Senior Day" activities by
Legionnaire Fred Vaughn.
! Plant Friday
Franklin Hosiery Company
will hold an "open house"
program tomorrow (Friday)
for plaint employes and their
families, business and civic
leaders in Macon County and
surrounding areas, as well as
the general public.
The event is part of the
plant's "Employe Recognition
The visitors will be taken
on a guided tour of the hos
iery manufacturing facility.
Each step in the manufactur
ing process of ladies' seam
less hosiery will be explained.
Displays of company prod
ucts have been installed and
visitors will be given refresh
ments. Plant Supt. S. A.
Bundy reminds that the gen
eral public is "cordially in
vited" to take part in the
program, being held to com
memorate the fifth anniver
sary of the Franklin plant.
Blairsville's second plaw team
"cleaned house" on the top seeded
Franklinites here Sunday after
noon. putting the two teams in a
tie for first place in the Tn-Coun
ty League. The score: 23 to 5.
The visiting Georgia team
scored its runs on 15 hit Frank
lin got five hits, with Norman
Seay getting a homer.
Earl Crowe relieved Jury Sut
ton on the mound for Franklin
in the third and finished the
The lopsided score was a record
defeat for Franklin and one that
promises to have the locals sharp
ening their claws for their next
This coming Sunday the team
is Idle, but players are trying to
line' up a fill-in game.
The Smoky fountain CloKgers
are on the move again. They
danced for a convention of Soil
Conservation personnel at Fon
tana Village Friday night. May 20.
and appeared on the Bob Poolo
television show "from Greenville.
8 C . Saturday night, May 21.
They are scheduled to dance on
a V F.W. float' in the July 4tli
parade in Atlanta.
Mrs. Harry Higpins will present
her piano pupils In a recital at
the East Franklin School auditori
um tonight i Thursday) at 8
o'clock. The public Is Invited.
Schc.l Supt. H. Bueek this week
reloaded for publication a list of
piinci.ials and teachers lor 1960
? All have been approved by dis
?ti . school committers. as well
s by the ^county board of educa
P: lucipats will remain the same
? v in 1959-60: Harry C. COrbin.
F;an!:lin High; C. K. 'Ike' Olson,
Fianklin Elementary; William G.
Crawford. Ea.a Franklin; Zebulon
W. Shcpe. Cullasaja: Benjam '
H. Moses, Union; G. Donald
Seaslo. Cowes; Emerson G. Craw
forci. Oito; James N. West. Car
t:oo;,'eehaye; Alex Arnold. Iotla;
Chmlf N F. Hfertdrix, Nantahala;
E. ( uy Sutton, Highlands; and
Addison R. Shepard, Chapel.
Sapt. Bueck said vacancies in
the teacher list will be filled be
tween now and the opening of
school next fall.
By schools, the teachers are:
Flanklin High: Anne P. Bicldle.
Roy M. Biddle, Jr., Shirley A.
Cloer Carolyn C. Cogan, Darlene
J. Coiliiis, Grady W. Corbin,
Rosalie C. Corbin. Lonnie H.
Crawford, Marjcrie H. Crawford.
Lois F. Fulton. Jean S. Hemphill.
Lawrence C. Howard. Jr., Mildred
R. Martin, Kathryn R. Matthews.
Joy Ann MeCollum, Annie Mon
tieth Ledfoid, Howard C. Patton.
Katherine L. Perry, Luther W
Proffitt, Clayton H. Ramsey,
Fiank L. Ramsey, Jr., Mamie Y.
Scroggs. Bertha E. Standley.
Marie P. Stewart, Richard D
Stott, Mabel F. Winstead, and
Franklin Elementary: Hilda T.
Olson, Ola S. Kiser, Margaret H.
Ramsey, May O. McCoy, Edna M.
Jamison, Elizabeth Meadows, Mil
dred M. Richardson, Veva G. How
ward, Katherine H. Williams. Mar
garet M. Bradley, and Elsie W.
East Franklin: Merle P. Dry
man, Nina T. McCoy, Hazel P.
Sutton, Zebulon B. Mehaffey,
Lucille K. Wurst, Katherine A.
Crawford, Genevieve M. Barnard.
Mary Louise B. Holden, Dora O.
Carpenter, Fannie Mae Arnold,
and Amy H. Deal.
Cullasaja: Geoigie H. Young.
Mattie M. Keener. Pauline F
Cable, Pearl P. Stewart, Joyce J.
Cagle, Myrtle F. Keener, Glee G.
Nolen, Lois I. Keener, Maybur
H. Norton, and Lovicia J. Moses.
Union: Conley T, Owens, John
B. Brendle. Jessie B. Horsley, Gay
B. Teaguc, Alice A. Sla?le, Kath
ryn R. Jones, and Lucy C. Brad
Cowec: Charles L. Cabe. Zona
R. Brogden, Selma H. Dalton.
Lily C Moody, and Fleta M
Otto: Eunice C. Siier, Martha
C. Shields. Nancy J. Taylor. Mary
S. Byrd, Beatrice M. Alley, Nellie
R. Owens, and Hazel C. Norton.
CartooKechaye : Catherine F.
Henry, Mildred S. Swafford.
Esther L. Wallace. Laura A.
Slagle. Grace F. Wilson. Onnie I,.
Cabe, and Josephine D. Corbin.
Iotla: James T. Raby, Joyce B
Swafford, ftora F. Moody, Emma
Jean Downs, Emma R. Myers, and
Marie O. Roper.
Nantahala: Ruth H. Kimberly,
Lawrence B Welch, Edward L.
Roach, Charles H. Kimberly,
Lolita Dean. Bonnie Lou May,
Abbie T. Barker; and Rebekah R.
Highlands: William C. Newton.
Jean B. Propst, Tony R Migaiolo.
Otto P. Summer. Sue C Migaiolo.
Rcginia Schiffli, Beaufort F.
Lance. David G. Pruett. Edith M
Henson, Virginia E. Edwards,
Edna Orr Vernon, Irene P. James,
and Ruth S. Brown.
Chapel: Alva H. Duke and Em
ma S. England.
' ; A. ? Li . - 1 |
In Town Vote
Set New High
New registrations indicate more
interest is being generated in the
June 4 water bond election than
in any regular or special vote
in Franklin In recent years.
Mis. Ruby Beshears registrar,
reported ' 88 new names In the
books when she closed It Saturday.
This is the most anyone can re
member ever going on the books,
except, of course, in a new regis
This coming Saturday will be
challenge day at the town office
land the election is set for the fol
| lowing Saturday.
a Si i "ad i variib
AN OLD VIOUN -
Is It A Strad ?
Does Charlie Batemain have
a rare Stradlvariuk violin or
That is the question!
The Route 3 farmer has an
old violin; that is indispu
Furthermore, writing on the
inskfe of the instrument says:
Is it a genuine Stradivarius
or isn't it?
Mr. Batcman, who cot the
violin from his brother, says
he can trace it back more
thain 100 years in ownership.
"Back (luring the war a
man lulu me it was a real
Strid and he was coming
back to (ft it . . . bat hr was
killed in a car wreck," the
The Instrument has a curly
maple back and a pine front
and is unusually light in
weight. Also, Mr. Kaleman
says its finish won't lake any
Am instrument fumed lor its
I eauly of tone and design,
(he .Stradivarius was made by
Antonio Stradivari (prob:
1644- 17:17), of Cremona.
The date in Mr. Wateman's
instrum -nt? assuming- it is a
genuine Stnufivarius ? wis
m.i![- Hi years before Stradi
1 A DOUBLE-HEADER ?
Little League Opening
, Season Monday Afternoon
A double-hearles Monday < M'-m
I orial Dayi will open the 00 Little
League season in Franklin on the
East Franklin diamond.
Pre-Kame activities v^ill Cent
on the usual opta .ir iemo.n V
according to the it preside./.
Dr. Thomas J. Huff.
The first gaire v...' ; : o'clock.
Dr. Huff will ;.ci u 1 win i
of the four teams will play-,
first Ram?, explaining:
"We want all four t im mem
bers there by 1 : 30 for pictures
while their uniforms nie clean
. that's the on'.y way to net
all of them together."
However, the Thunderbirdds will
play the Wildcats and the Jaybirds
Games will be played :.n Mod
days i rici Thursdays during' 11k !
Lust, y. aV. Liltle D i;arne?
we're phiyed at. U?o Frp-nklJn field. }
i'.c ar the special eri ligation c<nter..j
Hi wevc . iit< f; ' i i.< noi ,.\ ! in
s* re ,;-nd I itlic L.-agjie ;wun. >
v ill be. played. at. iCast Franklin
1 . . il. it. i. . Dr. Huff -said
TO INSTA I.I. WOMKN
Officers of the Women's So
ciety 'if Christian F"ryice and |
the Wesleyan Service Guild of j
tiic Franklin M?thodist Church
will be installed by the pastor, '
the Hev Hobert K Early, at the
morning worship .service Sun
day. M; y J!/
OTHERS GET DEGREES ?
Miss Phillips Graduates
With Honors From W.C.C.
Miss Barbara Jean Phillips, of
Macon County, was one of tnree
students graduated with hig.'i
honors at Western Carolina Col
lege at commencement exercises
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N;it .
Phillips, cf Route 5, she received
a bachelor of science degree, w.th
majors In English and Social
Mrs. poui.se Hryson Iloldcn. of
Rdute 4. recevied hel' master of
arts degree in Education.
Other Maconians, getting bache
lor of science degrees In educa- I
tion were Zebukn B Mehaffey.
eighth grade education; Miss
Marjory Moody, music; Mrs. Mar
tha Ellen Womack Greene, pf i
mary education; Lester Ray Young
Social Science; and Leon Herbert I
Sam A. (Bill! Mendenhall re
ceived a bachelor of science degree
in business administration.
Democrats To Get
G. O. P. Two
Ai'ter a slow start out of the
gate. Democratic, and Republican
political activity is being whipped
into the stretch as the Saturday
primary balloting nears.
Party woikers on both sides,
after many Weeks of behind-the
scenes action, are coming out into
the open in a last-minute bid for
more support for their favorite
Polls will open Saturday at 6:30
ii in, and will close at ?6:30 p.m.
111 the county's 14 precincts.
Aftgr declaring party affiliation.
Democrats will be handed three
ballots, while the Republicans will
get only two. The county ballot
lists a contest between Rep. James
M i Jim i Raby and William A.
'Bill' Cox. Franklin accountant,
for the state H . use of Representa
tives. The Republican hopeful.
Mi's Nellie Cook. is unopposed
in her party, eliminating the need
for a county ballot for this party's
Tli si r ind ballot to be handed
ertr'i vote- regardless of party,
i v- to l ill the unexpired term
Of I i h.le U.!S. Rep. David M.
1 tall T-h r term ends next Jan
ua y running on the short-term
bat ot are Democrats Roy A. Tay
lor. of Black Mountain. Thad D.
Bryson, Jr., of Bryson City, and
Shelby E. Horton,. Jr., of Ashe
ville Op;; sing each other on the
Rr pflfclican ballot are Heinz Roll
inan .of Waynisville. and Jack
F. Shuler. of Graham County.
All of the above Congressional
candidates are listed on the regu
lar primary ballots for the regu
lar two-year term of office as well.
Here's a rundown of the state
officers on the Democratic pri
mary ballot: ,
For Governor : Terry Sanford.
Malcolm B. Seawell, John D. Lark
ins, Jr.. and I. Beverly Lake.
For Lt. Governor: H. Cloyd Phil
pott. David M. McConnell, and
C. V. Henkel.
For Associate Justice. Supreme
Court: Clifton L. Moore and Will
iam J Cocke.
For Commissioner of Insurance:
Charles F Gold (incumbent) and
John N Frederick
For U S. Senator: B Everett
Jordon (incumbent >. Robert W.
Gregory. Robert M. Mc intosh, and
On the Republican ballot:
For Lt. Governor: Otha Bardeh
Batten, bavid Bailey, and S.
For Commissioner of Insurance:
Deems H . Clifton and J. E. Cam
Brownie Troop Sets
In Town Tor.'fght
Brownie Troop 203 will hold
a ''fly-up' ceremony to promote
Erownies to Intermediate Girl
Scouts Ufnight iThursday) at
7:30 in the sanctuary of the
Franklin Methodist Church, it
has been announced by Mrs.
Tom Jenkins, troop leader.
Mrs. Harvey Price, commun
ity chairman, will present the
fhe week's t?-mj>eratur*H nnd rainfall below
are recordt-d in Franklin by Man son Stllea,
IJ. S. wVather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N, Hall and W. C. Newton, TV A
observers; and at the Coweta Hydrolojrie
laboratory. Reading are for the 24-hour
period ending at 8 a.m. of the day listed.
High Low Rain
Wed., May 18 87 51 00
Thursday 83 54 00
Friday 83 54 00
Saturday 81 55 00
Sunday 87 43 00
Monday 84 42 00
Tuesday 88 40 00
Wednesday 54 .06
Wed.. May 18 87 51 00
Thursday 88 53 00
Friday 81 55 00
Saturday 80 54 00
Sunday 80 43 00
Monday 85 44 00
Tuesday 83 49 trace
Wednesday 86 50 .07
Wed., Mky 18 84 60
Thursday 75 54
Friday 74 54
Saturday 76 56
Sunday 77 53
Monday 78 '54
Tuesday 82 50
* No Record.