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75th Year ? No. 28
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, July 14, 1960
Price 10 Cents
K. J. (BOB! BKYSON has beer
appointed Macon County State
Forest Ranger to replace his
lather, J: Fred Bryson, who re
tired June 31 after 24 years with
FOB MONTHS, the Ashevil!.;
Citizen and Times have been beat
ing the drums (and the bushes)
telling about their long awaited
90th anniversary edition, which
comes out Sunday.
JXJNEBVGS have made their
annual belated appearance
throughout this section in '.he past
THE ST. PETERSBURG Times
Sunday edition had an article
about a woman from that fair city
who found a 93 V4 carat star sap
phire at the Holbrook Mines here,
the second largest ever taken from
the mine, with a value estimated
from $200 to $2,500.
RABUN GAP'S Educational Art
Center opens its third seminar
symposium next Monday, featur
ing lectures, demonstrations and
classes In Handicrafts.
ASHEVILLE'S 13th annual
Craftman's Fair also opens Mon
day, running through July 22 in
the city auditorium there, sessions
running from ten 'till ten.
PARKING LANES in Franklin
got a fresh coat of glistening yel
low paint to make Main Street
look a lot neater, this week.
T.V. REPAIRMEN in Franklin
report that they've been swamped
with orders to get resident's seta
back in working order for the
ballyhoo of the political con
ventions which got under way
FRANKLIN VOLUNTEER Fire
Department is sponsoring the rock
'n Roll show and dance in the
Rollerdrone again this Friday
night with proceeds going to the
Youth Center Fund.
MANY THANKS to John Bulgin
who did an emergency welding
job on the Press's press Tuesday
night to prevent this week's paper
from being late.
FRANKLIN HA8 purchased a
new Insecticide fogging machine
to spray the city dump and any
other probable trouble spots where
germ carrying insects might con
gregate. The big "fogger" really
puts out a cloud of spray.
SUMMER HAS turned on some
of its hottest days this week to
send local folk seeking the com
for of shady places an air con
GUS BALDWIN has moved Into
his new super market in East
Franklin and plans a Grand Open
ing for next week.
CHIEF AND Mrs. R. J. Baker
returned home one night this week
from a short vacation. Mrs. Baker
unlocked the front door and
started in, only to turn and prac
tically knock Mr. Baker down on
her way back out, screaming
"Rattlesnakes!" The Bakers fin
ally got enough courage to see
where the ominous buzzing was
coming from. They found two baby
chimney sweeps buzzing away.
JAYCEES: First Monday, Zick
graf's Lumber Co., Third Monday.
Diliard House, Dillard. Oa. 7:00
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.
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
Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Nor
FIRE DESTROYS HOME
Barnaid Phillips' home in the Hickory Knoll community was completely destroyed by a tire
of unknovm origin Friday night, July 8. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips and their (our small children
were ill away from home when the fire occurred. The Franklin Fire Department answered the !
alarm when a neighbor called in the report, saying that she feared members of the family might
be trapped in the fire. The home was already destroyed by the time the truck arrived and fire
men made no attempt to quench the blaze. The county Sherriff's department is continuing an
investigation to determine the cause of the fire. (Staff Photo)
In Raleigh For
Mrs. Ted Blaine and Mrs. Har
ley Stewart of Patton Home Dem
onstration Club and Miss Delpha
Reed of Franklin Club are attend
ing Farm Home Week at N. C.
State College in Raleigh.
Mrs. Florence SherrUl. Home
Economics Agent, accompanied
the group who began the activities
of the weak by attending open
house at Meredith College. A new
Home Management House and
Home Economics Department were
visited Tuesday afternoon at Mere
The State Home Demonstration
Council will be attended by Mrs.
Ted Blaine, who has been selected
as Macon County's voting dele
Mrs. Blaine will be- hwioicU as
Western District Leadership win
ner at a ceremony scheduled to
bo held at the Coliseum of N. C.
State College Wednesday evening.
Last October Mrs. Blaine was se
lected Macon County's Home
Demonstration Club "Woman of
the Year", and this honor made
SEE NO. 1. PAGE 8
The American Cancer 8ociety
drive for funds in Macon County
has reached its quota of $1,712
and a check for this amount was
recently mailed to the society ac
cording to Mrs. Velma Conley.
chairman of the local chapter.
Mrs. Conley expressed her ap
preciation to everyone who helped
meet the quota for this year.
Aiding the drive in the final
days, local restaurants turned
their receipts for coffee sales for
one day over to the fund.
Restaurants participating in
cluded Cagle's Restaurant, $5.78;
DeSoto Trail Restaurant, *5.26;
H and J Restaurant, $4.32 and
Uncle Remus Cafe, $1.37.
The regular monthly singing
will meet in a special session with
the Coweta Baptist Church Sun
day, July 17 at 1:00 pm. Several
singing groups will be present
and all Macon County singers are
invited to attend. J. L. Sanders
will be in charge.
24 YEARS' SERVICE ?
J. Fred Bryson, County
Forest Ranger, Retires
A phone jangling in the middle
of the night to report a forest
lire has become a familiar sound
at the home of J. Fred Bryson,
Macon County Forest Ranger for
the past 24 years.
"But that should be a thing of
the past," chuckled Mr. Bryson."
as soon as people realize that I'm
no longer the ranger.
Mr. Brysons retirement becamc
effective June 31, after 24 years
with the service. But the work
will stay in the family.
Mr. Bryson's son, R. J. (Bob),
has his father's love of forestry
work and his appointment to re
place his father as Macon County
ranger in the State Forest Service,
came through this week.
All of Mr. Bryson's service with
the Forest Service has been spent
in Macon County except for a
SEE NO. 2, PAGE 8
MACON COUNTY FOREST RANGER J. Fred Bryson is re
tiring after 24 yean in the State Forest Service. (Staff Photo)
C. A. Conley
Charles A. Conley, Sr., Conley
Motor Co., Inc., has been ap
pointed an Area Chairman of
the North Carolina Automobile
Mr. Conley will be the liaison
officer between new car and
truck dealers in Macon County
and the state organization and
the National Automobile Deal
ers Association, said C. W.
Wlckham, Tarboro. president of
In announcing the appoint
ment, President Wlckham said
that Mr. Conley will advise the
two associations on local hap
penings and will keep the deal
ers in his area informed on
state and national affairs af
fecting the retail automotive
Industry. Mr. Conley will also
:onduct a joint membership
Irlve of both organizations In
"We in NCADA and NADA
feel extremely fortunate to have
Mr. Conley's active help," Wick
nan added, "for his is a vital
position in our organization."
HOW MUCH ?
Franklin's recent water rate In
crease for users living outside the
city limits raised the cost from
$2 to $3 for the first 1000 gallons
and 7.5c to 8c per hundred on
the next 5.000 gallons, instead of
$7.50 to $8 00 on the next 5.000
gallons as was reported in last
week's Press and Sunday's Ashe
NEW FAIR BUILDING
The Macon County Fair assori
ation met Monday night and voted
to construct a new fair building
on the county property on the
Georgia road. The association
finance committee met Wednes
day to plan for financing the new
building. Next week'* Press will
carry complete details on the n:'w
The Cartoogeehaye Community
Development Organization will
serve supper to the public Satur
riay mqht. July 16. beginning at
? o'clock In the Cartoogechaye
School cafeteria Plates will be $1
for adults and 50 cents for chil
Proceeds from the supper will be
used for community Improve
Four F.anklin Scouts are kavSng!
i Sunday for the Boy Scout Na
'ional Jambcree .In Ccl?rado .
;) ings, Colo.
Paul Cabe. Billy Swafford and
, J.'hn Crawford, members of Ex
piorer Post 202 and Tommy C aw
. rd of Scout Post 202 will cepurt
If. cm Ashevtlle by train Sunday
| f . the jamboree which is bt>in>' j
:..*ld a year early to tie in with
the celebration of the 50th anni
versary of Scouting in this coun
tiy. The jamboree is normally
held every four years.
The trip will include a bus tour
ef Chicago en route to Col; r ado
Springs, 10 days at the jamboiee
and bus tours of Dallas, Tex., and
New Orleans, La., and a steair.
boat ride on the Mississippi River,
nn the trip home.
These Scouts from Franklin will
join 53,000 ether scouts from the '
United States and foreign coun- j
tries for the jamboree.
While at Colorado Springs the 1
boys will tour several points of
interest including Pike's Peak and
the Air Force Academy, and will
hear prominent guest speakers on
the subject of scouting.
PI. AY SUSPENDED
Franklin's Little League base
ball teams have suspended play
in the last half of the regular
season until after the district
tournament which begins July 23
In Canton. An all star team com
posed of players from the four
local Little League teams is now
practicing for tournament play.
The Press will carry, complete pre
tournament coverage in next
BYSTANDERS LOOK OVKR the wrecked car of a Fort Bennin*. Ga., soldier which crashed
into two other vehicles Saturday night on the CJporjla Road, seriously injuring a Franklin Man.
The car was a total loss. (Staff Photo)
LAMBERT HOSPITALIZED -
Franklin Man Seriously Hurt
In Three Car Crash Saturday
A Franklin man was serious
ly injured in a three car crack
up Saturday night on U. S. 23
441 near the old county home,
only yards away from the glit
tering gaiety of a carnival
which was winding up a week s
stand on the ball park.
Franklin C- Lambert is hos
pitalized here, suffering from
multiple contusions, abrasion
and Internal Injuries.
Mr. Lambert was stopped in
the highway, waiting for on
coming traffic before turning
left onto county road 1152, in
I his three quarter ton pickup
truck, when a 1958 car driven
by a soldier from Fort Benning,
Ga? traveling approvlmately 80
mph slammed into the rei r of
the truck, knocking it 115 !ee<
BULGINS REPAIR SCOOTER ?
Scooter Testers Discover
N. Cs. Southern Hospitality
Two DickUuon. NJX, boys who
are traveling around the country
by motor scooter discovered th<?
real meaning cf "Southern Hos
pitality" as they traveled through
North Carolina, and in particular,
The scooter Jockeys. Robert Irer
son and Francis Ulschak, camped
out one night in Franklin and
faced the gloomy prospect of an
extended delay In their trip be
cause cf mechanical troubles with
one of their scooters.
John Bulgin and his family
found out about the traveler's
troubles and Invited the boys to
spend the night with tfiem while
Mr. Bulgin and his son Fred, both
mechanical wizards, "doctored"
the ailing scooter.
Bulgins made quick work of the
repairs and had the boys on their
w<>y the following morning.
The scooter adventurers are
both students at Dickinson High
In their home town. They con
cetved their tour u.-rt* and wrcte
to 14 manufacturers of motor
scooters about their dream. A
Rock ford 111., company which Im
ports scooters from Japan liked
the Idea, and the riders were on
The journey Is designed to test
the scooters for weak points and
the riders report in" to the com
pany by piione every day or so to
tell of troubles they might have
encountered and to have the fac
tory mall out any new parts that
The test itinerary takes the
boys down the East coast to Mi
ami. across the Southwest to Cali
fornia. up the West coast and back
across the Northwest to their
"N. where on our trip so far
have we be^n treated so hospita
bly as in North Carolina." they
exclaim. "People in every town
have helped us. offered us meals
and lodging and been so nice to us
tlkut w.' li tiDVtur faucet Netth Cal'O
The adventurers told that thei.
trip had been full of excitement
and Incident* t o numerous to
mention, but they did confess tha'
one night they were camped at
Bl<( Meadows In the Shenandoah
National Park in (he mountains
of Virginia and a friendly skunk
routed them fiom their camp.
Two types oi scooters are' being
used in the Ur.it run. One Is larger
with a seven horse p;wer engine
and pulls a trailer with 300
pounds of biggage and equip
ment. The smaller scooter has a
2 6 horse power motor. "We try
to average 25 miles por hour," the
The scooters the boys are test
ing are marketed in this country |
fi m several outlets. mainly
through Montgomery Ward and
E en though wr a:e k'tjlr'i
SEE NO. 3. PAGE 8
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AROUND THE COUNTRY BY MOTOR SCOOTER: Robert lrverson, left, and Francis III
srhak, of Dickinson, N. !>., who are touring the country to test a Rockford, II}., company's .motor
scooters camped out in Franklin's recreational park one night recently and spent the following
night with John Bulgin's family while Mr. Bulgin and his son, Fred, repaired one of the scooter*.
off the road and throwing Mr.
Lambert out of the cab.
The soldier's car then ca
reened Into a 59 model car
I traveling In the opposite direc
tion driven by Mrs. Arlice
Gragg, ol Otto, and rolled off
the road, pinning Mr. Lambert,
who had been knocked from
his truck, beneath it, 45 feet
from the point of first Impact.
Early arrivals to the scene
freed Mr. Lambert from be
neath the soldier's car, and an
ambulance arrived to take him
to the hospital. The soldier,
Kenneth Ray Breeden, whose
home address Is 417 Hill St.,
Beckley, W. Va., was unhurt.
Mrs. Gragg's car wag knock
ed 50 feet but she was unhurt.
Damages to her car were esti
mated at $200 and included a
smashed grill, headlight, fend
er and front bumper.
Mr. Lambert's, truck suffered
a crushed left rear fender and
bed. Damages to it were esti
mated at >175.
The wreck was Investigated
by officers of the county sher
iff's department and the state
Mrs. Orugg told officers that
Mr. Lambert was signaling tor
a left turn when his truck was
struck. Sheriff J. Harry Thom
as questioned the soldier about
the crash and he replied, "I
don t know what happened.
Officers and drivers of two
wreckers worked for over an
hour to clear the resulting traf
. 1c Jam and to move the smash
ed vehicles from the scene.
The soldier, Mr. Breeden, was
charged with reckless driving.
He posted bond and left for his
home In West Virginia.
The Tallent family reunion will
bj held Sunday. July 17. at the
home of Harve Tallent near Mor
i- on. Ju.st off the eld Oeorgia
All friends and relatives are ln
Vit.d to come and bring a picnic
Fiank Martin will be Installed
as one of three new deputy dis
trict governors of District 31-A
Lions Club in Western North
Carolina at the Candler school
cafeteria in Candler. Monday. July
18 at 7:00 p.m.
High Low Rain
Thurs., July 7 84 64 36
Friday 81 60 00
Saturday 82 63 00
Sunday 78 62 00
Monday 83 64 1.21
Tuesday 87 60 trace
Wednesday 63 00
Thurs., July 7 79 62 1 23
?rlday 82 56 00
Saturday 80 60 00
Sunday 82 60 00
Monday 78 63 1 01
Tuesday 83 55 00
Wednesday 84 58 00
Thurg , July 7 71 60
Friday 76 54
Saturday 76 62
Sunday 72 61
Monday 78 62
Tuesday 76 54
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