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75th Year ? No. 38
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, September 22, 1960
Price 10 Cents
AUTO PARTS and Equipment ;
Company's new building on West
Palmer is nearing completion. It
was destroyed by fire earlier in
HATS OFF to Miss Alice Angel,
a Western Carolina student. She's
donating her time, in connection
with her studies, to the local
youth center each Saturday night, j
LOCAL AUTO dealers are get
ting ready to unveil their '61
models. A lot of peeking has been
going on, however, and advance
reports say they are beauts!
SOME OF the trees are begin
ning to take on a fallish color.
Woa't be long now before the
beauty of this season will be out
for all to see and admire.
ARE YOU getting ready to take
part in the county fair in Octo
ber? Everyone could, if they
would, enter at least one item
and help make the event a smash
WHAT DO you say to a dona
tion for the Indian Mound's de
velopment? It's high time this
valuable property got the treat
ment it deserves.
THE ONLY thing missing at
the Panther football games is a
band? a Franklin High band!
THINGS KEEP popping at the
ruby mines in Cowee. Rockhounds
aren't turning out as they did
earlier in the season, but never
theless there are still quite a few
out there digging and hoping.
A LOT of night owls report
Franklin, or all the county for
that fact, was eerie when the
power company cut off the pow
er after midnight Saturday to do
some maintenance work. The ab
sence of any light put us back in
the dark ages for a couple of
DON'T FORGET about the old
folks gathering set in Franklin
for October 2. If you know some
oldtimer who'd like to attend, get
in touch with your minister and
TUESDAY'S edition of THE
ATLANTA CONSTITUTION has
a column by Beth Williams entit
led, "Digging for Rubies To Find
a Diamond!" She tells about her
family excursion to Cowee Valley
in quest of gems. Chalk up an
other bit of priceless publicity for
RAINBOW SKATING Rink has
opened its doors free to two
square dance teams learning to
dance on spates.
THE JUNIOR varsity games
every Thursday night, when sche
duled offer some real football ac
tion. The boys could use your sup
port so drop in at the stadium
and root for them.
DIDN'T HEAR any school chil
dren complain abcut having a
holiday Tuesday, did you? The
same can't be said, however, when
they had to return to the grind
A CHRISTMAS parade would
do wonders for the season in
Franklin. Of course, planning
should start immediately and
ALL MERCHANTS should enter
i v hats
J Joing? 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
Y. 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 it 7 p.m.. at the Nor
Friday: Franklin Music Study
Club. 8 p m.. at Mrs. Willard
Saturday: Democratic open
house. W. A. Cox's home in Frank
lin. 12 noon to 3 p. m..
The Indian Mound . . . Development Planned
CAN YOU SPARE SOME?
Indian Mound Needs Help
A fund-raising campaign is un
derway in Franklin to imp.ove the
Indian Mcund as a tourist attrac
Plans call for landscaping the
mound ? the largest remaining
one of its kind in North Carolina
? as well as enclosing the area
with a fence and building a walk
way and steps to its top.
Persons wishing to donate to
the mound's development may
send money to Mrs. B. L. Mc
Glamery and Mrs. E. S. Purdom.
members of the Franklin Garden
Club, or leave it with Mason
Stiles at his service station across
from, the mound. .
CHEROKEE IS NEXT ?
Hurricane Ethel Drowns
Out Saturday's Grid Game
by TODD REECE
Hurricane Ethel saved her last
buckets of rain to drown out the
Frankiin-Clark.sviUe football tilt
Clarkesville was inundated by
tfro clout bursts. Saturday and
the coach there (tailed to cancel
the game, explaining that water
was six inches deep in the streets
and the ball field was under a
foot of water.
Thurs, the rains quenched the
fires of the Panthers' new "March
Through Georgia" and there is a
chance that the "war" will never
November 11 is the tentative
le-rchedule date, but should eith
er team become involved tn play
offs, which begin for both schools
in that week, the game will be out
for this year.
Upcoming on the Panther Menu
for this week is a game with
Cherokee Histh's B aies on the
home fielr tomo t ow 'Friday*
night at 8 o'clock.
Cheiokes coach Clyde Bumgard
cnei is In this fourth year with
the Indian squad and is reported
to have a roa^h-and-ready group.
So far tills year, the Braves
have won two and lost one. Rcb
binsville spoiled their opener
25-6. But even In a losing game
Cherokee unveiled a sprinter by
the name of Jonah Taylor, who
loped. 70 yards on a punt return
for the Brave's only score.
In their next two outings the
Braves downed Hayesville, 6-0,
and East Fanning, Ga.. 32-0, ani
their bread-and-butter < man for
these two "scalps" was Bill Beck.
Against Hayesville Beck scored
the only touchdown of the night
on a 50-yard gallop. East Fannin
found Beck really hitting his
6tride as he scored twice on 23
and 55-yard runs.
Cherokee's defense also has
come of age in the last two
games, holding the opposition
scoreless. Statistics of all three
tilts show the Indians holding
their own or leading in all cate
Franklin meets the Braves with
an undefeated record for the
year, showing victories over Clay
ton, Ga.. 40-12, and Georgia In
SEE NO 2, PAGE 8
Grading and draining at the
mound has recently been com
pleted with the assistance of the
State Highway Department. /
Interested in the preservation
of the mound, citizens raised
money several years ago to pur
chase the mound property from
a private owner and this group of
contributors then deeded it to the
town with the understanding that
it "shall not be excavated, ex
plored. altered, or impaired in any
way or used for any commercial'
purpose, and shall be kept as a
monument t> the early history of
Macon County . .
However, this deed does not
mean that the Town of Franklin
is tesponsible for the mound's up
keep or improvement, nor can It
expend money for this purpose
other than by an act of the Gen
eral Assembly authorizing such
action. Therefore, the upkeep and
the proposed improvements must
be handled privately.
8:me time ago, at the request
of the town, the local garden club
took the mound as a project.
A project of this size is expen
sive and more than one organ
ization can sh .ulder without hard
The club hopes its appeal for
funds to make the proposed im
provements will prove sufficient
to complete the work.
Gradins work has started on
the Lake Emoiy Road project in
Radio Station WPSC was off i
the air for tw hours last Thurs- 1
day while power crews changed i
ities to clear the right-of-way for
FUTURE HOMEMAKERS ELECT OFFICERS
Franklin High's chapter of Future Homeiuakrrs uf \meilca have ele~:ed officers for the
school year. They are <L to R) Rovinne Calx, secretary; Mary Jo Sw afford, rlce-presia- ml;
Carol Ann Hedden, president; and Barban Talley, treasurer. The chapter p'ans to send several
to the officers training school In Bryaon City Oetutor 1 and a large delegation will be lit Bre
vard on October IS for the district F. H. A. rally. A booth at the county fair also la being plan
ned by the chapter. (Staff Photo)
To Select Macon
Delegates from Macon County's
11 A. S. C. townships will meet
tomorrow i Friday' at 10 a. m. In
the A. S. C. office to elect a coun
ty committee (or the coming year.
C. mmittee members to oe cho-s
en include a chaiuoan. vice-chair
man. regular member, and first
and second alternate*.
Chairmen from each township
automatically become delegates
to the convention. Chairman
delegates who will attend In
clude Vernon Poindexter, Frank
lin; Fred Fox. MlUshoals: N. O.
Davis Cartoogechaye; T. T.
Henderson, Ellijay ; Frank Gre
gory. Sugarfork; Claude Keener,
Highlands; M. S. Burnette. Flats:
Robert Stewart, Smlthbrldge:
Claude Bateman. Nantahala:
Floyd Ramsey. Burningtown; and
Frank Gibson, Cowee.
At Two Schools,
Vandals have broken into two
county schools. Iotla and Cowee,
in the past week, taking money
and food from lunchroom refrig
erators. according to County
Sheriff J. Harry Thomas.
The break in at Cowee occurred
Thursday night and the culprits
looted a teacher's desk of an un
specified amount of money and
broke the locks on refrigerators
and other doors.
Iotla school officials discovered
the!, break In on Monday morn
ing Offker? of the sheriff's de
partment believe the entrance
was made Saturday or Sunday
Empty beer cans were found at
the scene and again, food had
been taken from a refrigerator.
Other evidence suggested that the
vandals may have spent a part of j
the night in the school building.
The sheriff's department is con
tinuing its investigation of the
In Swain High
After weathering the disap
pointment of two cancellations.
Franklin's junior varsity grldders
have come up with an opponent
Jor tonight i Thursday > .
The little Panhers travel to
Bryson City for their second
game of the season. Oameil me is
7:30 p. m. and 25 cents is e ad
mission to all spectators.
In their opening game, the J-V's
lost to Murphy. 21-0. Games for
the next two weeks against Chero
kee and Hayesville were both coll
et lied by those schools when
neither could field en.~.ugh J-V
Kiiddere to play.
Franklin's J-V team is coached
by C. K 'Ike" Olsen and team
I members are all eighth and ninth
Open House For
William A Cox. Demo
? tie nominee for the stair
Hoi is" of Representatives. will b"
host at mn house for Democrats
r t his hr)mc 50 Palmer Drive, in
F:*nk!in on Saturday.
Hours for the get-to' ether are
!2 neon to 3 p. m
From Snake Bites
An' 1 8-month void boy is recov
ering at Angel Hospital from
< opp"?h<-ad bites.
Dr. Edgari Angel said the child
Robert Stanley Hummell, son of
Mrs. Barbara Kell Hummell. of
rto-.ite 1 was bitten on both feet
by the snake Monday of last week
ns he played in the yard.
BAKE SALE SET
The Hickory Knoll Methodist.
Youth Fellowship is sponsoring *
bake sale all morning Saturday In
front of Belk's Department Store
Proceeds from the sale will go to
the church M. Y. P.
TOUR IN AFTERNOON
Rural Awards Dinner Set
Wednesday At lotla School
Winners .of he' '60 Macon
County Rural C m:r.u::::y De: ?
lopment Contest will 'oi :ev a'. ?
next Wednesday i-.isiit, SeiHcn 'i
28, at an airarrs snijpn at I:, t
Tours of th" 11 part! I]i iti".;
communities art* bciiii nniiV to
day ilhuryiaM and tomorrow by
U.c u mUM jut'ifrs, Wilbur Manej,
bounty atfont in Kal>un County,
ind Miss Mar> Johnston, horn"
mi<> agrnt in Jackson < 01111
vr. while for the awarc's
> : 0 :vm ire Miipiivi ?ip. As an
extra feature this year, tours of
last year's top communities, Iotla
and cowec. are Mated from 4 to
ti with .\ upper bi'ins ervvcl at
T;t'a School bcginnin&j at 6:30.
.Sirve most .?toies in Franklin are
dosed on Wednesday, a large
number of businessmen are ex
pected to make the tours.
Supper will be served by tfcs
participating communities. Enter
tainment following the meal will
feature talent from the communi
ties. All businessmen and their
wives who supported the rural
contest this year are invited to at
Following is a schedule for
Today < Thursday ? : Holly
Springs. 9 to 10:30: Clark's Cha
pel. 10:30 to 12: Higdonville, 1 to
2:30, Cullasaja. 2:30 to 4: and
Pine Orcve. 4 to 5:30.
Friday: Cowee. 9 to 10:30:
Iotla. 10:30 to 12: Carson. 1 to
2:30; Cartoogechaye. 2:30 to 4;
and Patton. 4 to 5:30.
MEETING IS SET ?
Sloan, PRESS Publisher,
New Chamber President
Bob S. Sloan, publisher ol THE
FRANKLIN PRESS, U the r.
president of ..the Franklin Clum
ber of Commerce.
Elected to .serve v.iith him dur
ing 1960 61 are Vio P. Try. vie
president, and B. L MfGlame y,
treasurer. Mr . I ..isra F. Hor.slt*?:
has been reelected executive sec
The election featured a meet
ing of the old and n.w ctvimbei
directors last Thursday ninht in
the confeience room of the Nat'
tahala Power ai)d Light Companv
A rrieetini? of Mr. Sloan and his
Jii 'i tor.s ha. bet n called for Sep
tember 29 to tormulale plans for
Ml' 'new year. O'her directors are
Far.k B. Dimes' n. Bob Coin, R.
D. C> : sol! and Bryant McClure.
Mr. Sloan appointed Mr, Coin
n head the 'hamber's member
hip con inittic. Others to assist
I 'm will be announced l iter.
Na:.ied to the budget commit
tee are Mr. Perry, Mr. Duncan.
.Td Mi. MiClure. Mr. Duncan.
VV. W Reeves, and J. C. Jacobs
n the indu.-t ial committee.
SKIT IS GIVEN ?
United Nations Trip
Voted Out By P.-T. A.
Franklin P.-T. A. has voted not|
to sponsor a trip to the United J
Nations In connection with th ? |
World Peace Study and Speaking |
Contest at Franklin High this
For several years the organiza
tion has offered the trln *o the I
winner of the contest Th-' con
test probably will be held any
way with another prize of some
type going to the winner.
Met tin* Monday nl;ht in the
high fchool cafeteria f t it.s first j
session of the new srhool year,
the P.-T A. held open house and 1
parents visited both the elemen- j
tary and high school buildings ;
As a project, the P -T A. decid
ed to give assistance to Adem
Unal. the exchange student from'
Turkey attending Franklin High
this year. The organization wit!
provide his lurti.1T sad. will give
Dues for the oiganization w
set at 50 cents per member.
A short skit emphasizing th
Natolnal P.-T. A. magazine was
presented prior to the business
meeting Taking part were Mrs
Charles Gidney, magazine sales
chairman. Mrs. Fred Vaughn
Mrs Bill Si an. Mis. Frances
O'Brien. Roy M Riddle. Jr.. Joe |
Martin, and Miss Carol vn Myers. |
President J. C. Jacob# - presid
ed. Members of the hospitality
committee Mrs. John Cogan.
Mrs. Cullen Bryant, and Mr*. R.
D. Carson, seived refreshments
after the business meeting.
Music Study Club
Mrs. V'f'lard Bell and Mrs.
drover Sehafer will be co-hostess
es tomorrow * Friday* night at 8
o'clock to the first meeting of the
1960-61 season of the Franklin
Music Study Club.
Ti mpptin'.? will fce held at
Mr C "s home.
Mr*. Mama ret Cooper is the
SINGING AT! D
'I he northern divi i^r. singing,
convention will be held Sunday
?'t 1 45 p. m. at thi- Windy Gap i
Baptist Chu ch. aero ding to
Ha: " Roper, .ire?.U!t nt.
THE CLUBS CHALLENGE
Member* of lligdonviile Home Demonstration Club have a
challenge. It li Mrs. Eva lligdon Corbin. They figure they've
done a day'? wurk If they ran begin to keep up with her. List
Thursday, celebrating her 81*t birthday, Mr*. Corbin bottomed
a chair at her ctab's ciaft workshop. She has three or four more
chair* needing attention, but plans to "sit by the fire this
.winter" to do them. Mr. Corbin is a charter member of the Hig
IdonviUe club, one of the flr?t organized in the county.
To Hear Kennedy,
Maconians shared the disap
pointment with s mp 4,000 De
mocrats xathered Saturday at
McCormick Field In Ashevllle to
gieet presidential nominee Sen.
John P. Kennedy.
The five airplanes In the Ken
nedy party tlrcled the Aahevllle
area for a half hour watting for
J. P. Brady, managing editor
of THE PRESS, was the only
weekly newspaperman in the
state making the entire tour of
North Carolina with Sen. Ken
nedy and the only newspaper
man. dally or weekly, wrst of
Morianton. His story and pic
tures of the Democratic nom
inee's whirlwind tour appears
inside this Issue.
11 break In the weather However,
when a commercial airliner made
three unsuccessful attempts to
land at AshevUle-Hendersonville
Airport the Kennedy planes went
on to Charlotte where the sen
ator spoke by telephone to a dis
appointed crowd of Western
Thirty automobiles carrying be
tween 120 and 150 Democrats
made the trip to Ashevllle. The
Macon motorcade met Jackson
County In Sylva and joined other
fr: m the western area near Lake
Bits And Briefs
Several Macon County princi
pals- and teachers were named to
"district N. C Education Associa
tion offices in Ashevtile Tuesday.
Mrs. Elizabeth Guffey is presi
dent of director? of instruction:
F incipa! W G. Crawford is secre
tary of principals: Mrs. Carolyn
CoKtin is vice-president of home
economics; and Miss Esther Seav
is vice-president of special educa
Hit- w?ck's t temperature* nnd rainfall below
K?> 'n Franklin by Mnnmr. Stilaa,
I*. 8. weather observer; in Highlands by
Tudor N HaH and W. C. Newton. TV A
observers; nnd at the Cowrtt Hydroloffie
laboratory Rending* *r? for the 24- hour
rw riod ending ?t? 8 ?.m of the day lirtod.
High Lour Rain
Wed., Sept. 14 72 41 00
Thursday 74 48 00
Friday 74 59 00
Saturday 67 59 1.21
Sunday 84 63 .21
Monday 85 60 00
Tuesday 84 55 00
Wednesday 52 00
Wed., Sept. 14 74 37 00
Thursday 68 . 45 00
Friday 70 55 .24
Saturday 70 57 2.94
Sunday 67 56 .30
Monday 80 56 00
Tuesday 84 48 00
Wednesday 83 47 00
Wed., Sept 14 62 39
Thursday 66 49
Friday 64 54
Saturday 62 54
Sunday 77 59
Monday 77 56
Tuesday 69 SO