A rtnft for May I960
75th Year ? No. 22
t Jftanklitt 1 fell
Franklin, N. C., iThursday, June 2, 1960
ON THE INSIDE ?
Individual pictures of all
Macon County graduating
Seniors in Section 3.
Be well informed, read
THE PRESS from cover to
Price 10 Cents
TU MYSTERY of the car key
finally (whew!) has been solved.
Ted Cabe found It Saturday after
noon ob a pole on Palmer Street.
This marked the end of the most
unusual "Easter egg hunt" in the
history of the town.
HIGHWAY Patrolman Leming,
who was sent to Sylva some time
ago. has been transferred back
here and Patroman Miller has
been sent to Haywood County.
IF YOU'D like to see what your
time and mcncy has produced,
attend the "open house" Sunday
afternoon for t n Franklin Youth
Center. Althov .1 there is still
work to be done, the building is
a hooey and one in which we can
take a lot of pride.
HEY TAXPAYERS! By pre
paying your '60 Franklin taxes
in June you can get a two per
INSURANCE agent Ed J. Car
penter is to be congratulated on
receiving a National Quality A
ward. The citation is given in
recognition of a superior quality
of life insurance service to the
THEY'RE SAYING that some
of the candidates should be carry
ing guns if the vote they got is
any indication of the number of
friends they have.
i TIJOSE OF you who have never
witnessed a oountout at an elec
tion are missing a lot of excite
ment. WFSC did an excellent job
Saturday night keeping the public
informed of voting progress.
PAYING IS under way in the
large parking area in front of
Baldwin's new supermarket in
HA YE YOU visited the new
skating rink on the Georgia road
behind Cagle's Restaurant? This
Is a fine contribution to the com
THE DIRT trucks are on the
prowl once again. They slowed to
a stand-still during the recent
rainy spell. .
FRANKLINITES shouldn't for
get to make it to the polls Sat
urday for the important water
bond issue. "Fer" or "agin", you
should still exercise your vote.
BEST WISHES and good luck
to Miss Nancy Sutton, who's repre
senting the county in the N. C. j
Dairy Princess Contest. She's a
lovely young woman who'll do "us '
up proud". \ ? I
DO YOU still get the "willies"
crossing those slide sections on
the Cowee Mountain highway?
Wish they'd hurry and get 'em
WELL, is Charlie Bateman's
violin a Stradivarius or not? \
VERGIL'S (Meadows) drive-in '
on the Franklin-Sylva highway is
open for business, bright lights, I
glass front, and all that modern
FRANKLIN Airport is attract
ing an unusually heavy amount of
executive traffic these days. Sev
eral twin-engine planes have been
in and out in the past week. This
is another community asset that
needs an occasional boost.
ip hats !
r? ? --.-?ryKS |
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,
i V. F. W. Auxiliary: Second
Monday nights, 8 p. m , at post
AMEROIAN LEGION: Hilrd
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Slagle Me
BUSINESS AND PROFESSION
AL WOMEN'S CLUB: Fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Nor
Sunday: "Open House",
Franklin Youth Center, 2 to 4
Today (Thursday): Circle 1 of j
Franklin Methodist Church; 2',
p. m.; Circle 3, 2 p. m., at the
home of Mrs. T. D. Jones.
.FRIDAY'S 'open house' at Franklin Hosiery Plant attracted some 700 persons. A group is
shown here stopping at a fabrics display in the plant during oine of the many guided tours
conducted during the day. (Staff Photo)
Under the pleased eyes of sev
eral top Burlington Industries
executives, some 700 toured Frank
lin Hosiery Company here last
Friday during a special "cpen
house" at the plant.
The occasion marked the fifth
anniversary of the Burlington
offspring and the day included
guided tours of the plant and re
While the majority of the vis
itors were from Macon County,
there was a sprinkling from near
by Georgia and surrounding North
Executives coming from out-of
town for the celebration Included
Thomas B. Sain, executive vice
president of Burlington, Norman
J. Campbell, manager, of the No
Seam Division, Ira W. Drake,
personnel director, Bill Beerman.
head of public ' relations, Joe L.
Perkins, Jr., group manager of
the Dothan, Ala., and Franklin
plants, and Shore Neal, personnel
supervisor of the No-Seam Di
Miss Nancy Sutton, daughter 1
of Mr. and Mrs. C. ?. Sutton,
has been selected to represent
Macon County in the N. C.
Dairy Princess Contest in Ashe- i
ville on June 6. The contest is
a feature of the "June Dairy j
Month" celebration over the
state. Miss Sutton is a student '
at Pfeiffer College.
FRANKLIN HOSIERY ,Supt. Stephen A. Bundy is shown
greeting visiting Burlington Industries executives, who were
here Friday for the plant's fifth anniversary celebration. Shak
ing hands with Mr. Bundy is Thomas B. Sain, executive vice
president. Others are <L to R) Ira Drake, personnel director, Bill
Beerman, public relations head, and Normain J. Campbell, divi
sion manager. (Staff Photo)
AWARD WINNERS TOLD ?
Graduation? Two Down,
Highlands Still To Go
Two down and one to go is
the graduation situation at
present in Macon County.
Both Nantahala and Frank
lin have now put commence
ment '60 behind them and only
Highlands remains. This school's
A special section of this
week's newspaper is devoted
to individual pictures of the
graduating seniors at Frank
lin, Nantahala, Highlands, and
exercises are slated for June 10
at 8 p. m. in the school audi
torium-gymnasium. The High
lands baccalaureate sermon will
be delivered Sunday, June 5, at
7:30 p. m. by the Rev. J. H.
Propst, pastor of the First Bap
tist Church, at his church.
Nantahala High was the first
to lead the graduation parade,
sending 19 seniors into the
world with new diplomas at ex
ercises May 23.
Franklin High's events were
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
BUECK TOSSES BALL ?
Ceremony Opens Little
League Season On Monday
Brief pre-game ceremonies and
a double-header opened the '60
Little League baseball season in
Franklin Monday afternoon at
the East Franklin field.
The Thunderbirds trounced the
Wildcats 21 to 9 in the first game
and the Reddys downed the Jay
birds 5 to 0 in the second.
Today (Thursday' at 4 p.m..
th Reddys and the Jaybirds will
leaa Tff a double-header.
iJ.io. to .the pitching of the
first ball of the season by School
Snot. H. Bueck < 'twas a looping
curve by the, southpaw superin
tendent that smacked lustily in
the Hove of Wildcat pitcher
Homer. H.ltyroqkst, ine Little
League Pledge was led by Mayor
W. C. Burrell. Members of the
fpur teams lined up along the
thiid base line for this ceremony.
In the Thunderbird-Wildcat
game, pitcher Holbrooks also led
in the batting department, belting
out three for five, two of tlpem 1
hemeruns. Mike Johnson wa? the (
losing pitcher and Alton Sutton
lid the Wildcats in hittir.j with
three for four. J
Andy Norton paced the Reddys
to victory with a one-hitter on |
the mound. Eddie Bateman started :
on the mound for the Jaybirds., !
but was relieved in the third by 1 1
MAYOR W. C. Burrell is shown leading the four Little League teams in the Xittie League
Pledge during pre-game ceremonies at Monday's evening double-header. (Staff Photo)
COX REGISTERS UPSET OVER REP. RABY -
Local Voters Follow Some State Trends,
Ignore Others, Now Face Run-Off Vote
Maconians voting In Satur
day's primaries followed some
state trends, ignored others in
fairly light balloting, and are
now faced with a run-off prim
ary June 25 in the gubernator
The biggest upset was right
at hmne, in the local race for
the General Assembly. Political
newcomer William A. (Bill)
Cox unseated incumbent Demo
crat James M. (Jim) Raby for
the party Elimination ' by 61
votes. The count: Cox, 1,105;
Raby, 1,044. \
In the governor's race, Terry
Sanford failed to get a clear
majority and the second-place
candidate, I. Beverly Lake, has
called for a run-off election.
Although Mr. Sanford carried
\ table of official election
results, compiled following
Tuesday's tabulation by the
elections board, may be found
on the insufe of this issue.
second pl;ic;> to former attorney
Macon County with ? vote of
1,399, voters here stepped away
from the state trend and gave
general Malcolm B. Seawell with
302 votes. John Larking was
third with 294 and Mr. Lake
ran a poor fourth with only
In the 12th Congressional
District race, Maconlans again
departed from the straight and
narrow of the total vote by
throwing their support behind
a former district solicitor, Thad
D. Brysnn, J.i., with 1,089 votes.
In the district total, however,
it was it different story, with
Black Mountain's Roy A. Taylor
polling not quite a majority. He
received 861 v*tes here and
Shelby Horton, of Asheville, got
Tuesday night, Mr. Bryson
still had not announced tf he
planned to engage in a run-off
battle with Mr. Taylor.
On the Republican side In
the 12th district, Waynesrllle
industrialist Heinz Rollman de
feated Jack Shuler, of Graham
?County, for his party's bless
ings. The local count was Roll
man, 221 and Shuler, 78.
' '?'r'Tiiirr ik>
Slated Sunday \
"Open house" will be held Sun.
day afternoon from 2 to 4 o'clock
at the new Franklin Youth Center
at the city park.
Everyone is invited to turn out
and see what their donations of
materials, labor, and money pro
A schedule of activities has been
drawn for the center. It will be
open for teen-agers on Tuesday
and Friday nights from 7:30 to
11, with opening night set for
On Tuesday and Friday after
neons from 2 to 5, Grady Corbln,
youth center recreational director,
will conduct supervised play for
John Wasllik has volunteered
his time for free tennis lessons
to Interested young people twice
a week ? Monday mornings from
9 to 12 and Wednesday afternoons
from 2 to 4, The first lesson will
be Wednesday, June 8.
A new minor league for boys
who failed to make the Little
League teams this season has been
formed with the backing of the
The Rev. J. C. Lane is serving as
director of the new league. Any
boy of age seven through 1 1 ^is
eligible to play. Insurance cover
age has been provided and all
boys wanting to play should re
port to Mr. Lane at the East
Franklin field today (Thursday)
at 9 a.m. Every boy will be as
signed to a team.
Play in the minor league will
ftb Monday and Thursdays at 9
The need for another league
was pointed up this year by the
high interest in Little League.
More than 70 boys reported out1
for Little League-trV-oUts, although
there were only about 30 vacan
cies on the four teams. This
meant that some 40 boys, mostly
nine and 10-year-olds, had to be
released when the official team
rosters were reduced to 15 players
under league rules.
Dr. Thomas J. Huff, president
of Little League, expressed his ap
preciation this week to Mr. Lane
and the Jaycees for working out a
solution to the problem and pro
viding a way for any boy with the
desire to play baseball.
After r.ine years of d. touritis. i
L'S 441 is open' all the way |
Yesterday 'Wednesday* all d * 1 - .
;our signs connected with the 1
-onsti uclion of US 441 from Oilis- I
joro to Gateway came down.
Motorists are warned, howeve .
-hat the speed limit will be 35
Ti p.h while the shoulders of the
lew stretch' are being built.
Another $200 Will see the Ameri
an Cancer Society drive over
hi 'op of its $1,712 goal, accord !
: ? t.. Mrs. l> U:r fconley. chapter 1
Contributors in the past week
include Future Business Leaders
3f America at Franklin High,
53 55; Franklin High, $25.30:
[otla School, $1149; Cartoogc
chaye School. $6.94; Patton com
munity. $12 50; Franklin Element
ary, $10 26; and Bethel Methodist
AT DINNER HERE ?
School Bus Drivers Get
National Safety Awards
Macon County school bus drivers
received safe 'driving i wards from
tiie National Safety council at i
.spec ial dinner last Thursday night
at I tla School.
Featured speaker was H. V
Hooper, state driver'** license
examiner, who commended the
drivers on the safety record they
liave helped Macon establish.
Mr. Hooper ^ emphasized 'that
good driving depends upon the
individual behind the win ? .1 be
cause too mj*h> factor e1r?
frcm day to day to have any et.
rules lor safe driving.
"You can't valu" the lives of
children in dollars and rent the
speaker told the driver.*! "and you
dc. ivi a great vote of thanks
from the people for (he job you
have I; *?n doing "
v Praises Stalf
Sup* H. Bueck. who pres:c1
at the dinner, praised the c-.n
>(?;< ntious work of Bob Bl a inland
Ms stuff for 'sup. no;" mainten
ance of buses and equipment He
?aid their work contributed much
to the safety record of the coun
Driver. awards were presented
by Jo - Sherrill. of Bry> :n City,
an :i ; fety representative for the
SEE NO. 2. PAUK 8
A record turnout Is expect
ed in franklin Saturday when
voters go to the polls to set
tle the question of the mneh
dlsenssed $350,000 water bond
High interest in the ques
tion of whether or not the
town should go into debt this
amount to build a new water
system an Cartoogechaye
Creek has resulted in approx
imately 90 new registered
voters, pushing the total near
The voting booths at the
town hall open at 6:30 a. m.
and close at 6:30 p. m. Reg
istrar for the election is Mrs.
Ruby Beshears and judges are
Mrs. Ruby Bradley and Mrs.
OnJj persons living in the
corporate limits of Franklin
wiio are registered on the
town's looks arc eligible to
vote iin this election.
PINE GROVE SALE
A white elephant sale will be
held Satuiday night at 8 o'clock
at 'he Pine Grove Community
3uiidir>u. the event is being spon
sored by the Pine Grove Com
munity Development Organization
and proceeds will be used for im
provements on the community
budding and picnic grqunds. The
public is invited.
STATU 1 ICINSK Examiner It. V. Hooper (left) and Joe Sherrill. state safety representative,
are shown congratulating Wallace llenry and <i eorge Wilson for their safety records as school
bus drivers. Mr. Wilson has just completed 2i years behind the wheel and Mr. Henry has been
driving 10 years. (Staff Photo*