Arersce for August 1966
75th Year ? No. 37
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 15, 1960
ON THF. INSIDE ?
Be well lnrormed reaa
THE PRESS from cover to
Price 10 Cents
A MOTORCADE from Macon
County will join others from the
western area Saturday for a trip
to Asheville to hear presidential
candidate Sen. Jack Kennedy
.speak at McCormick Field.
THE STATE has been doin
some work around the Indian I
Mound. Helps its appearance a |
lot. They've even put a little grav
el walk up to the historical sipr. I
that tells about the state's larges' |
A DAY for meditation and prav
er is being sponsored by the |
W. S. C. S. of all Methodist
churches in the Waynesville dis- ,
trict and will be held September
22 at the Sylva Methodist Church
from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. A number
from here are going.
JOHNNY MOORE'S out and |
around again after being acciden
tally shot last week. Says he's
got a bit of Irish in him and is
therefore hard to slow down.
GEM HUNTING in Mac:n
County got another excellent
boost Sunday in the Winston-Sal
en newspaper. A story and pic
tures by Chester Davis took up a
PLANNING has started for the
annual salute to the county's old
folks. It'll be held October 2 and
everyone should make It a poinf.
to come out and join the fun.
QUITE SUDDENLY the nip of
fall has arrived. Sweaters are
coming out in early morning ani
It won't be long before coats will
come out of the mothballs.
FRANKLIN HIGH'S playins
football Saturday night instead of
Friday this week is a bit unusual.
ItH be interesting. to see how.
many fans' make the jaunt to
MACON COUNTY apparently
caught none of the aftermath of !
Hurricane Donna. Sunday's rain ?
was caused., not by the hurricane. I
but by a low pressure area push
ed In from the mid-west.
THE CLERK'S office in -the
courthouse has a new tile floor.
Mrs. Kate Wrinn, clerk, and her
deputy clerk. Mrs. Edith Byra.
holed up in the Veterans Service
office while the work was done.
THE NIGHT chill has been dis
couraging swimmers among trav
elers stopping at the two motels
in town with pools. During the;
summer they frolicked into the
Power will be off from midnight
Saturday, September 17, to 2 a.
m. Sunday, the 18th, to allow
Nantahala Power and Light Com
pany to do some maintenance
work on tiansmission lines. The
two-hour work period will inter
rupt service in all sections of
Macon County but Nantahala.
The annual Corbin family re
union will be held Sunday, Sep
tember 18, at'the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Corbin in the Holly
Springs community. All relatives
and friends are invited to come
and bring a picnic lunch.
i j ?
ii doing? I
JAYCEES: First Monday. Zick
graf's Lumber Co., Third Monday.
Dillard House, Dillard, Ga. 7:00
ROTARY: Every Thursday, 7
p. m., Slagle Memorial Building.
LIONS: 8econd 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
AMERC1AN LEGION: Third
Tuesday. 7:S0 p. m? Slagle Me
BUSINESS AND PROFESSION
AL WOMEN'S CLUB: Fourth
Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Nor
PANTHER HALFBACK Kenneth HaH cuts i nside a Georgia Industrial defender and eyea No.
62, another would-be tackier who's moving in fast, as he skirts the end in Friday's 24-0 shutout
of the Georgia lads. (Staff Photo)
Tonight At 7
Ftanklin's junior varsity foot
ball team takes on Hayesville's
J-V gridders here tonight i Thurs
day i at 7 o'clock.
Tonight's game is the second
outing lor the local J-V squad. In
their first game, the little Panth
ers suffered a 21-0 loss to Mur
Last week's scheduled game
with Cherokse was cancelled at
the request ol the Indians when
they discovered they couldn't
field enough "braves" to play.
No admission is charged lov
J-V names here and Coach C. K.
"Ike' Olson's lads are reported to
-be in top-notch shape for to
ight 's same after the week lay
It's Pretty Good
"How's business?" is a prime
and perennial question in Macon
Gross retail sales and sales tax
collections indicate business has
been steadily increasing.
Retail sa'es for May and June
came to $1,089,587 and $1,138,255.
Tax collections also reflect the
increase. May 1960 Collections
were $14,793.83 and June's jump
ed t; $17,292.35. The June 1959
figure was $14,980.99.
-Figures were obtained f ohi
THE RETAILER, publication of
the N. C. Merchants Association.
The Cartoogechaye P.-T. A.
meeting schedy?ld for Tuesday.
September 20. has b^en postpon
ed until Tuest'av. September 27.
because of the N. C. E. A. meetina
in Asheville on thi'.t date.
SCORE: 24 TO 0 ?
Panthers Wallop Georgia
By TODD REECE
Franklin's Panthers have stark
ed a new "March through Geor
gia" that may set Peach Staters
to wondering if Sherman's was
really so bad.
In their second encounter with
a Georgia squad, the Panthers
claimed a 24-0 victory on their
home field Friday night. The bat
tle almost had to be called oh
account of darkness. A fuse blew
In the switch box and darkness
: reigned for 30 minutes until it
In their second attempt to halt
the Panther march, Georgians
called on a strong group from
Georgia Industrial School. but the
Franklin High plays Satur
day night instead of Friday this
w?*k. The Panthers journey to
C'larkesville, Ga. Advance scout
ing reports Clarkesvilie is "load
ed for bear."
crackers never pierced the Panth
ers defenses farther than the 25
Old General Sherman never
shot a cannonball which flew so
straight to its target as does the
pingskin missile of the Panther
Chief gunner for the Panthers
is rharpshooting Junior quartet
cac'< Jim W lliams. Williams ac
cented for three of the Panth
er's four ^coris Friday, with half
brc'-.s Teddy Clark ant' Kenneth
Hall on the receiving end.
Franklin scored in each quar
ter, with halfback Clark running
the other (alley. The Georgia
hoys displayed a fair running at
tr-k by two king-size backs nam
ed Brooks and Muse, but the
Panther defenses stopped all of
Industrial's drives before any of
them became serious scoring
Heads-up ball hawking by
Panther defenders accounted for
four Georgia fumbles recovered
and one pass interception. Head
Coach Dick Scott and his assist
ant, Grady Corbin. had the
Panther defensive unit keyed to
a high pitch to meet this Georgia
In the first quarter. Franklin
won the toss and Georgia kicked
off. Clark fumbled the kick, but
recovered on his own 11 yard
line. Fullback "Red" /jteay car
ried for 8, then for 6 to pick up a
Franklin then took to the air
way, but proved a mite cold in
the opening moments as two Wil
liams to "Stompey" Hlgdon aer
ials failed to connect. Seay punt
ed from his own 25 and Georgia
returned to their 30. with the
Panther's toughest defender.
Johnny Taylor, down for the
Trying a little razzle-dazzle on
their first play, Georgia shifted
to a single wing . . . and fumb
led. Franklin recovered and used
only two plays to rack up their
first score. Halfback Wayne
Haire couldn't get running room,
so on the next play, Williams
sent Ken Hall into the end zone
and passed to him for the score.
A Williams to Haire pass for the
PAT failed. Franklin also failed
to score any of the .ether three
extra point attempts but luckily
they didn't have to have them
New Tunt Screen
Higdon kicked off for Franklin
SEE NO 2. PAGE 8
A. S. C. Vote
Set Sept. 23
Community A S. C. commit
teemen were elected last Thurs
day by Macon farmers and com
munity delegates will now gather
on September 23 to elect a county I
A total of 284 votes were cast
in the county-wide election, ac
cording to the county A. S. C.
By communities, those elected. I
In order, are chairman, vice
chairman. regular member, and
first and second alternate:
FYanklin: Verloh Poindextev.
Jud Tallent. Harley Stewart.
George Dost?r, and Stanley Pen
Millshoal* Fred Pox. Marion
Deal, Frank Dills, Charles Fer
guson, and R. L. Cabe.
Cartoogechaye: N. G. Davis,
Slier Slagle. Bill Byrd. Hillard
Bolesbee, and Herby Nicholson.
Ellijay: T. T. Henderson. Wal
lace Morgan. Louln Young. J. A.
McCoy, and Harley Stewart.
Sugarfork: Frank Gregory, Clif
ford Dendy. Charlie McCall.
Claude Houston, and Floyd Hous
man, and J. D. Head.
Highlands: Claude Keener.
Frank Crane, R. J. Cobb. John
Wilson, and Lyman Plckleslmer.
Flats: M. S. Burnette. Prank
Dryman, J. L. Miller, Ray Dry
man, and J. D. Heal.
Smithbridge: Robert Stewart.
Gilmer Henson, John Brown. Bob
McClure. and Douglas Young.
Nantahala: Claude Bateman.
Jud McMahan. Turner May, G.
W. Owenby. and Claude Solesbee.
Burningtown: Floyd Ramey,
Forrest Huggins. William Drln
non, Oran Ray, and Will Childerrf.
Cowee: Frank Gibson. Carr
Bryson, Luther Raby, Woodrow
Gibson, and Charlie Downs.
The chairman of each commu
nity is a delegate to the county
Macon County stockholders in ;
the Parmer's Federation will ]
gather for the annual meeting
Thursday, September 22. at 3:30
p. m. at the Federation service ,
store in Franklin. ,
The purpose of the meeting is <
to elect committeemen and nom- i
inate a director for a two-year j
term. Doughnuts and coffee will :
be served after the meeting.
Election of directors will take i
place at the annual stockholders
meeting of all counties, which will
be held In Asheville at the Bun
combe County Courthouse or
Earnest Hopkins, not Ralph j
Hopkins as reported last week by j
the sheriff's department, was the j
one who accidentally wounded
Johnny Moore with a .22 pistol I
- TO REACH 109 YEARS -
'Aunt Nan' Says Lord Spared Her
"The good Lord just spared
me," is the reason "Aunt Nan"
Ray gives for living to celebrate
her 100th birthday.
A well-known Franklin n?g
ress, "Aunt Nan" marked a
century Wednesday of last
Although she's very alert
mentally, she nifmits time is
beginning to weigh heavily
en her slight body.
"When vou start looking ^>ack
you're getting old." she says.
"And I've been looking back a
A child during the Civil War.
"Aunt Nan" remembers the
cavalry riding througn Haber
sham, Gau where she was rear
ed until riming to Macon
County at the age of 18.
"I remember we used to hide
out . . don't know why we
were afraid," she recalls.
"Aunt N?n'' has watched
Franklin grVw from a tiny
hamlet with dirt street* and
cabins to a bustling moun
tain town. However, she
dces'nt make it to town very
often. Matter of fact, the last
time she went was In 1955
for the Franklin Centennial
when she rode in a buggy in
the parade with other mona
s?eoarians. / attracted me more than any
"l believe that ( centennial i thing I've ever done." she says.
"Aunt Nan" . . . Spared by the Lord
1 ( Staff I'fmto)
As for the business section,
you can't see anything for the
A radio helps "Aunt Nan'
while away the hours She list
ens from early morning to late
night seated in her red plat
t'lrm rocker where she admits
the does 'some of my best
Sleep, however, becctnes
more difficult as the day* c?
by. For one thine. "Aunt
Nan'' worries a lot nowaday*
about the world situation and
each new* broadcast doesn't
ease her tension. "
"Seems like were living In
the last end of the world." the
Did woman prophesies. "Do you
think there's going to tc a
'Aunt Nan 'isn't worried for
herself, but for others
"Things sure are in a mess,"
' Aunt Nan" ha* seven chil
dren living. Mrs. May Mash
burn, of Otrard. Ohio; Mrs e
Blanche Means, of Franklin; (,
Lewis Ray. of Franklin; Belle .
Deal, of Olrard; Rose Gidney.
of Youngstown, Ohio; Andrew *
Ray, of Franklin; and Mark ic
Ray, of Youngstown. a
NEW TEACHERS ARE HONORED MONDAY AT MEETING
At a county -wide N. Education Association meeting Monday night at Franklin High, new
teachers in the system were honored. The women received corsages and the mfiu roses for their
lapels. Joining for punch and conversation arr IL to R) Zebulon Mehif fey, .Mrs. Myra Waldroop,
Miss Jean Philips, Mrs. Ethel Calloway, and l>illard I.. Morrow. iStaff Photoi
CHECKS are coming -
Towns Receive $17,808.93
In Powell Bill Allocations
Macon County's two towns.
Franklin and Highlands, will re
ceive $17,808.93 In Powell Bill
funds this year.
Franklin is Retting -11 440.99
and Highlands $6.387 94.
Powell Bill funds are distribut
ed annually to qualified cities
and towns for u.se in non-hignway
street work within tHe>? corporate
limits. Raised from one-half cent
01 the regular state gasoline tax.
the money is allocated amon? the
tliKibie municipalities n the
basis of relative population and
: elative non-state system local
SATURDAY IN ASHEVILLE ?
Democrats Slate Motorcade
To Hear Kennedy Speech
Macon County Democrats are
organizing a motorcade to make
a trip to Asheville Saturday to
hear an address' by Sen. John F
Kennedy, Democratic nominee for
President of the United States,
Sen. Kennedy's appearance at
McCormlck Field at 1 30 p. m.
will mark the first time a candi
date for president has campaign
ed in Western North Carotin:.'
since William Jennings Bryan.
President Franklin D. Ruosevel.
spoke at. McCormlck Field in
1936 ln.ronnecti:n with (he det':
latlon of the O: cat Smoky Mptir
tains National Park.
Bob S. Sloan, chaivrnan of the
local motorcade, e perts more
than 100 per;-/, ns and 25 cars to
turn oiit Th? moioir (k w. 1 a.
.-rmbii n. two poi<;t> in Prank
? in - in the parking lot at thp Pal
me. .Street- Shopping Center and
in tl ? parking" h t .?t ti: Bl" Do!
la in East Franklin. It will Ira''#1
pi omptly at 9.:;0 u m.. opiatinu
or. a "tight s -h'dnle i:-. orde t
nil t ' ji'.oio ("K'es . o'.h
couiTti;' a 'on' the umv
Ti< Mmcoi in.'ito ir\(.< \\ '.l. joii!
SKE NO PASF y
FOOD AMONG THE FLOWERS
.Kive-yi jr-oid Stevie Hanson pulled a *fiod oie on her par
nts, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin llenson. While they* planted flower*
1 their front yartf this summer, , Stevie did some planting of
er o*n ? watermelon seeds. Needness to ?*v the Henson* were
tartrd to find watermelon vines suddenly taking over, but who
ould complain with such dandy melons like the one Stevie showa :
bove, (Staff Photo)
street mileage, as specified ill the
On the 1950 population of
1.975. Franklin gets $4,541.18 as
Its share of the population incre
ment and $6,899.81 for non-sys
tem mileage. Highlands, popula
tion 515. gets $1,184 15 on popu
lation and $5,163.79 for 11.60
Highway officials explain that
they were required by law to use
the 1950 census figures for the
population factor since the sta
tute calls for using the "most re
cent ce: tlfii d Federal Decennial
Census." The 1960 census will
i t meet statutory requirements
of the Powell Bill law until it is
Checks will be rrviiled to the
nunicipalitiLs on September 30.
Macon's schoof children will
ha w a hoi day Tuesday.
S< hoois will clone so teachers
and principals may attend a
i.istrirt meeting of (he X. C.
?:<!iration A so( i.iti?>n in Ashe
J' ? Ci annual fellow
.?? its voting in-heart
i trlii) t. rnr October 2
? -/?.l.'ri" f< ? the event, which
honors those 65 years and over, is
beinp handled bv representatives
of c hurches over the county. *
Thi* y ear's provram will be
held at the First Baptist Church
f.t.? v t#T*ij-*>r*tuiM? Jird rainfall Ur?,w
? ? "I'ldw' n Ftjti.klin hv Nfitnw.
* w. -it her i.?*..ivep: in Highlands bv
N HhII and W. C Newton. TV A
' - , "?? -,t 'h* Tow.-u Hydrolo*ie
/?U.n.??-rv H-ri.Vnir* art for th* 24-hovr
?? ? ??d ?ndinr ?t * a.m. of the day llntad.
Wed , Sept.v
* No Record.