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75th Year ? No. 44
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, November 3, 1960
Price 10 Cents
MISS GENEVIEVE Whitmlre,
whose fat calf grand champion
brought her more than a thous
and dollars at the W.NjC. Fat
Stock Show last week, says the
money will be uaed wisely. It will
take care of her first year of
THE FOUX>WKBS of G.O.P.
gubernatianal candidate Robert
Gavin were a little ruffled Friday
when they weren't allowed to use
a loud speaker in Franklin. It
wasn't, as they charged, "a cheap
political trick," but a town ordin
ance that flatly says loud speak
ers can't be used in the city lim
its for any reason. Bend a law
for one and you must do it for
all: so. the town wisely refuses
permission to all.
WHY HAVE the Mondays of re
cent weeks had to dawn dark and
dreary? There should be a law
requiring all Mondays to be
brjghteyed and bushy tailed!
LIONS WILL be knocking Mon
day night to sell you some light
bulbs. Buy some, won't you? You
always need some spares.
POLITICKING even showed up
in the handiwork of Halloween
pranksters. Windows and cars
were soaped with the names of
THIS COMING week end
should see the last of the fall
color in the mountains. From
here on out tourist operators will
have lean pickin's.
WANT TO get in oil the fun?
If you've never witnessed an elec
tion countout, drop in at your
precinct voting place Tuesday
night and watch. Your education
in Democracy isn't complete un
til you've done this.
WASN'T TUESDAY a beautiful
fall day? A cloudless, blue sky,
the temperature just right, and a
light breeae puffing the leaves
from the trees. Ah fall, what a
wonderful time of year!
CONGRATULATIONS to the
spooks and gobblins for behaving
themselves Halloween night. Their
soap "tracks" were almost gone
by noon Tuesday.
ALREADY (and it's not even
Thanksgiving), they're talking a
bout Christmas shopping and
holidays- Let us be the first to
wish al of you a "Happy Easter"'!
VERLON 8WAFFORD and Roy
Cunningham spent most of Tues
day painting a new red front on
the Western Auto Associate
LOOKING BACK at last winter .
filling stations and auto stores are
putting in an ample supply of
chains. One, however, didn't have
to order any. He says he had a
half a carload arrive just after the
HOW NICE that winter has ar
rived and the air conditioners are
off. Ntow we won't get sprinkled by
the overflow from the air condi
tioner on the west side of Main.
Know which one we mean?
HOW ABOUT that meter that
gives two hours of parking for
only a penny? Seems to be the
only thing giving fair exchange
for a copper these days.
JAYCEES: First Monday, Zlck
graf's Lumber Co.. Third Monday,
Dlllard House, Dillard, Oa. 7:00
ROTARY: Every Thursday, 6:30
p. m., Made Memorial Building.
LIONS: Second and fourth
Mondays, 7 p. m., Slagle Me
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB:
Fourth Monday, 7:30 p. m., Ag
V. P. W.: Second and fourth 1
Wednesdays, 8 p. m, V. T. W. "
Post Home on Palmer Street.
V.F.W. AUXILIARY : Second 1
Monday night. 8 p. m., at post <
AMERCIAN LEGION: Third 1
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m., Slagle Me- 1
mortal Building. <
BUSINESS AND PROFESSION- 1
AI. WOMENS CLUB: Fourth I
Tuesday at 7 p.m., at the Nor- .
mandie. i i
Monday Lions Club light bulb
sale, 6:30 p. m.
Tuesday: General election, 6:30 i
a. m. to 6:30 p. m.
Macon Is one of 14 western
counties Included in an economic
study authorized by the executive
committee of the W.N.C. Region
al Planning Commission.
Meeting in Abbeville October 21.
the committee awarded a $20,000
contract to W. H. maHmer and
Company Associates, of Atlanta,
Ga? for the study, which was ap
proved by the W.N.C.R.P.C. mem
bership last May.
Several public service utilities in
the western area have helped
make funds available for the
Areas of study will include eva
luation of present regional eco
nomy; analysis and evaluation of
usable basic assets for future eco
nomic development; projection of
development potential to 1970 and
1980; and a general evaluation of
main areas of civic action.
In addition to Macon, counties
to be covered by the study are
Cherokee, Clay, Jfackson. Graham,
Transylvania, Henderson, Polk,
Rutherfordton, Mitchell, Madison.
Buncombe, Haywood, and Swain.
BUSINESSMEN HELP ?
Macon s Fat Calves
Bring In $8,539.24
With a lot of support from local
businessmen, the 25 fat calves sold
thinough the W.N.C. Pat Stock
Show and Sale by Macon County
P.PA. and 4-H clubbers brought a
total of (8.539.24.
This gave an average of 35 Mi
cents per pound for the c&Mt,
which had a combined weight of
Miss Genevieve Whitmire's
grand champion brought the high
est price at the sale, 99 cents per
pound for fl.049.40. Reagan Am
nion's reserve champion brought
tym $604.50, or 62 cents pa* pound.
Both animals were purchased by
the kML WtamBfade store.
Some 60 Iceal businessmen Join
ed forces to support the sole,
utfich was held Wednesday of lest
week at the Hominy Valley Horse
and Hound Pavilion near Enka.
They purchMed anywhere from a
quarter of a calf up to one and
71m day before the sale, Tues
day, Mfccda County took all hon
ors at the annual show, winning
the grand and reserve champion
ships, the best home-grown group
of three, and the best five in the
show. Second place in showman
ship was won by Spike Maddox.
Owners of the best three home
grown animals were Miss Whit
mire. Steve Whitmire, and Larry
Franklin. The best five belonged
to Miss Whitmire, Steve Whit
mire, Reagan Amnions, Gail Prof
fitt, and Richard Alexander.
The prices brought by each calf
at the sale were Gail Proffitt,
$367.50; Steve Whitmire, $370;
Carol Wurst, $338.25; Jimmy
Taylor, $306; Johnny Taylor,
$308.55; Jimmy Williams. $361.35;
Buddy Taylor, $339.90; Johnny
Williams, $339.90; Richard Alex
ander. $277.20; Guy Fouts, $258;
Carl Alexander, $257.60; Larry
Franklin, $276.35; Ted Bingham.
$262.55; Johnny Cabe, $280.72;
Roger Morgan, $294; Tommy
Pouts, $266.97; Elizabeth Am
nions, $285.60; Lowell Crawford,
$295.50; Spike Maddox. $322.40;
ECathy Slagle, $302.40; Roger Tal
ley, $242.20; Max Mcirgan, $246
40; and June Amnions, $322.
M. Y. F. MEETING
A meeting of the Macon Coun
ty M Y J* sub-district is set lor
Monday, November 7. at Asbury
Methodist Church at 7:30 p. m..
It has been announced.
A smile flicked across the face
of shoe shine man Wiley Hays
while his long-handled brush
left soapy tracks up and down
the biff window.
Wiley apparently is the only
one who found a way to profit
by the aftermath of Hallowe'en.
He spent Tuesday morning
washing windows for local mer
chants, who shuddered at the
streaks of soap left by a multi
tude of spooks and goblins.
"I ret through with one and
another hollers," Wiley said. 1
putting his sqeexee to the pane.
Franklin suffered little from
Hallowe'en, according to Police
Chief C. D. Baird. and for the \
most part the celebrants were
orderly. Officers, tiped off in
advance, stopped a prank that
could have caused some dam
age to the Franklin High gym
nasium. They heard some boys
were going to put a yearling
inside the gymnasium. Chief
Baird said they found a door
open at the building.
The chief also reported an ,
accident was caused on Pai
m<r Street by Hallowe'en prank- ]
sters. Startled by the noicc of ]
a firecracker tossed from a
passing car, Gene Stamey
struck a parked car near
Woods Motel. He was not trav
eling fast at the time and the
damage was confined to the
autos. Chief Baird said no char
ges were being preferred against
AT LOCAL PARTY RALLY -
Rollman Urges Return
Of Two-Party System
G.O.P Congressional candidate <
Heinz RoHman called for the re- i
;um of a strong two-party system i
n North Carolina at a local party
rally Wednesday night of last
week at Panorama Court
He compared a one-party sys- ,
tern to a monthly in business (
ind said "a half century ago it ,
uras found that economic mono
poliee in business are n:t healthy <
under free enterprise, tliat mon- ?
spolies prevent competition, and 1
Lhat. after all. it is competition in <
Business which has given so many <
tonertcans so much in so short a 1
Just as business competition 1
has made trie United States great. I
a strong two-party system can 1
make It even greater, the candl
late explained, adding that the i
ncentive to do more is lacklns "
n-hen there is no competition.
250 Attend .
About 250 Republicans turned
rat for the county-wide rally and
>arbecue in spite of bad weather ,
rhe master of ceremonies. Don- ,
ild B. Smith, introduced thb <
rpeaker and acknowledged the '
jresence of the local party's c an
il date for the House of Represen- '
ative. Mrs. W. N. "Nellie" Cook.
A'ho spTke briefly. He also Intro
iuced 87-year-old John Dean as.
Lite "dean of Macon county Re
publicans" and one who voted for
In his anrument for a two-party
system, MV. Rollman stressed that
:ne-party .states and counties are
the lowest In education and stan
dard of living, as revealed by a
study of the 3.000 counties in the
United States in relationship to
political habits of the voters.
"Just as the abolishment of <
economic monopolies has improv
ed the standard of UvlnR of ev
ery American, abolishment of this
ona-party status will restore a
healthier political situation by
elminatinc the complacency of
parties that have controlled local
areas without fear of competi
tion," the Wayne?ville Industrial
In a question-answer period, the
Republican hopeful said a Con
SEK NO. 2. PAGE t '
? Officials See A 'Long Night Of It' ?
New Registrations Could Signal
History-Making General Election
DEADLINE SATURDAY ?
Symphony Drive Falling
Short Of $985 Goal
Saturday will see the close of
the 'local N. C. Symphony Society
membership drive still several
hundred dollars short of Its $985
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill and
Mrs. Lloyd Swift, membership
chairmen, this week, said unless
the goal is reached it is doubtful
if symphony officials will be able
to include Macon County on the
'61 tour. An extension of the
diive is not planned at this time.
They urge everyone who lias
neglected to purchase a number -
ship to act this week and help as
sure the symphony concerts here
To date, about $600 has been,
Tentatively, the state sym
phony orchestra has scheduled
two concerts here, one far adults
and the very popular children's
concert, which is free to all
school children from the third
grade through the eighth
' Franklin is one of the three
smallest towns in the state seek
ing support of the orchestra .
Mrs. Sherril and Mis. Swift
urge canvass representatives for
the society to complete their
areas by Saturday and to leave
membership blanks and money at
the office of the home economics
agent at the Agricultural Build
ing by Tuesday, November 8.
The local chapter president is
Mrs. John D. Hewlett. I
Gee, 'Aunt Sis',
On bended knee, THE
PBES8 Tights a grievous er
ror in laat week's nawepaper.
That was a letter from Gov.
Luther H. Hodges that "Aunt
Sis" Emory received, not one
from President Eisenhower.
"Aunt Sis," in her own words
explains "I'm a Democrat, al
ways have been and always
Far be it from THE PRESS
to change, even by implica
tion, the politics of anyone ?
especially a Democrat who is
ltl year old!
A GOOD TURN BY SCOUTS
Boy Scouts and Cubs of Franklin did their cood turn Saturday
by distributing "Get Out the Vote" literature at homes. Cub
Billy Mashburn and Scout Billy Garrison are shown approach
ing Mrs. Fred Vaughn, who incidentally, is the Cub's den mother.
AFTER TWO-GAME SLUMP ?
Panthers Bounce Back,
Beat Hayesville 26-6
By TODD REECE
Franklin's Panthers came out
at a two-same slump and bounced
back to their old form Friday
night at Hayesville as they rolled
over the Yellow Jackets 26 to 6.
During the first half Franklin
was hampered by a fumble and
three 15-yard penalties and scor
ed only six points. "Bed" Seay
went over from the one, climaxing
an 80-yard drive. Panther d>
fenaes put the clamps on Hayes
vllle in the first half, allowing
only three yeards rushing, no
SEE NO. 5, PAGE 5
?s kvw? Repe?ts
P?tto? ? eV M?in
Vl ins G?
Macon County Republicans will
wind up their weekly series of
rallies tonight < Thursday) with
a county-wide meeting at party
headquarters in the Auto Parts
and Equipment Company build
Party and precinct officers and
Mrs. W. N. "Nellie" Cook, candi
date for county representative, I
will address the uroup In final [
preparations for election day. i
Pattern Home Demonstration
Club has repeated its last year's
performance by again winning
"The Gavel" and having the
"Club Woman of the Year."
The club woman honor (toes to
Mrs. Ruth Patton. one of 21
nominated by clubs for the an
nual award. In winning "The
Gavel," patton had a total of
7,645 points, for activities. In sec
ond place was Franklin club, with
5,045 points, and in third place
was Higdonvllle, With 4,415.
These accomplishments, along
with a covered dish lunch and an
afternoon dress review, featured
Friday's annual home demonstra
tion club "Achievement Day."
Held at Bethel Methodist
Church, with Cullasaja and Hig-.
djonville clubs as co-hostesses, the
day-long session was attended by
some 175 club women and guests.
Mrs. Sammy Bryscn, Jr.. presi
dent of the county council pre
sided and Mrs. Pritchard Peek, of
Cullasaja club. welcome the
women. Mrs. J I,. Fesperman
gave the devotional
Receiving special recognition
for 19 year's perfect attendance
at club meetings was M1.sk Callie
Deal, of Holly Springs. Others
getting perfect attendance certi
ficates were Mrs Bob Southard.
Upper Cartoogechaye, eight
years,; Mrs. Paul Ammons, Holly
Springs, seven years; Mrs. W R
Gibson, Cowee. six years; Mrs
Roy Wiggins, Clark's Chapel. Mi's
C. R. Cabe. Clark's Chapel, Mrs.
Homer Greene Car**), Mrs Fred
S. Moore, Carson, Mrs. Earl Cabe.
Carson, and Mrs. Terrell Parrlsh,
Iolla, five years: Mrs. Harley
Carpenter, Mulberry, four years;
Mrs. W. N. Cook, Franklin, Mrs
Sarah Crunkleton. Highland*.
Mrs. Curt Wilson Highlands, and
Mrs. Prltchard Peek. Cullasaja.
three years; Mrs. M. W. Beck,
Upper Cartcx>Kechaye. Mrs W W
Berry, HiKdonville. Mrs. Fred
Corbin. HiKdonville, Miss Ma.'
Corbin, HiKdonville. M s. Law
rence Patton. Patt-.n, Mis. Sam
| my Bryson, Jr., HiKdonville, Mrs. !
| II. T. Crockett. CartooRoehaye, j
Mrs. Gordon Smith, Rkfgecrest,
Mrs. Donald Seattle. Holly Sp iriR^ I
and Mrs. Ella Peek. Walnut !
j Creek, two years.
Those receiving certificates for j
one year were Mis. Leste. Con ley.
SEE NO 4. PAGE 8
| A large number of new reglstra
| lions In Macon county's 14 pre
cincts could well be an advance
signal that Tuesday's general ele
ction Is going to make more than
an average contribution to history.
While an official figure is un
available, the chairman of the
county elections board. J. Lee Bar
nard, reported Monday that new
registrations should total about
This is an unusually large num
ber and is far and away the most
Mr. Barnard can recall in his 10
years as board chairman.
An official count oould not be
made this week because all regis
trants had not turned in reports.
However, less than half the pre
cincts reporting pushed new reg
istration over the 400 mark and
Mr. Barnard bases his estimate
on the trend reflected by these
Meanwhile, local Democrats
Construction of a $ 1 05,
000 radar site in Macon
County has been author
ized by the U.S. Air Force
under its military con
struction program, accord
ing to information receiv
ed here from Rep. Roy A.
The congressman said
the exact location of the
facility has not been dis
closed, but it will include
an operations building,
antenna tower, diesel stor
age, access road, and util
It will be controlled by
the Marietta station in
Marietta, Ga., Rep. Taylor
Additional details are
expected to be released
U. S. Senator Sam J. E. vin. Jr., j
will be the main speaker Saturday |
night at a barbecue supper and
rally sponsored by the Mam |
County Young Democrats Club.
Serving will begin at 6:30 in
the Franklin Hiuh gymnasium,
according to Jer.y Sutton. Y.D.C.
The senator, who Is from Mpr
ganton. will be intr duced by G'
L. Houk. a college classmate arid
Entertainment will include
numbers by members of the
Young Democrats Club of Wes
tv.n Carolina College.
and Republicans are stepping up
their campaign activities a a the
election approaches. /
Election officials see a "Long
night of it" if voters turn out In
the record numbers expected. The
count-out. particularly in the
large Franklin and ESst Frank
lin precincts, should move well
Into the early morning hours of
Voters will be handed three
ballots when they go to the polls.
One will be for the presidential
race between Democrats John F.
Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
and Republicans Richard M. Nix
on and Henry Cabot Lodge.
A second ballot is for state sen
ator and county offices. Democrat
incumbent W. Frank Forsyth is
unopposed for state senator from
the 33rd Senatorial District. Also
on this ballot is the local contest
for the state house of representor
tives between Democrat W. A.
(BUI i Cox and the Republican
nominee, Mrs. W. M. "Nellie"
The third ballot is for U. 8.
Senator, state officers, and con
gressman from the 12th Congres
Opposing each other In the
Roy A. Taylor, on the Democratic
ticket, and Hein? Rolfman, on the
Republican side Democrat Sen.
E. Everett Jordan is opposed tor
the senate by Republican Kyle
SCHOOLS ( LOSING
All schools in the Franklin
and Nantahala districts will
clow Tuesday for the electloo,
since polling places an looted
in most of them, according to
Supt. H. Bneek. Highlands
School will remain open.
+ + +
Leading off the state officers
battle are Democrat Tory San
ford and Republican Robert L.
Others contests on this ballot
H. Cloyd Philpott <D> and 8.
SEE NO ?, PAOE 8
lllfh Low Rain
Wed., Oct. 26 53 31 00
Thursday 56 44 .09
Friday 65 46 .19
Saturday 70 37 00
Sunday 67 , 45 00
Monday 51 47 00
Tuesday 65 31 -38
Wednesday 29 00
Wed., Oct 26 69 29 00
Thursday 54 39 .13
Friday 58 42 .11
Saturday 63 35 00
Sunday 66 41 00
Monday 66 46 .83
Tuesday 54 29 .03
Wednesday 64 27 00
Wed., Oct. 26 56 32
Thursday 58 39
Friday 58 ' 41
Saturday 61 36
Sunday 60 42
Monday 52 4*
TAYLOR AND PATTON SPEAK -
Democrats Pack Em In
For County-Wide Rally
A packed courthouse. Willi ex
tra chairs in the aisles, was the
scene Friday night of a county
wide Democratic rally and the last
precinct gathering before the Ren
Between 500 and 600 Democrats
from ever the county heard Rep
Roy A. Taylcir and Judge George
B Patton speak
Rep. Taylor, in a short talk
pledged his faith in the Democra
tic party, saying he was "A Demo
crat "yesterday, today, and to
morrow," and that he was "f-r
the Democratic ticket from 'the
top to the bottom and the bottom
to the top."
The Buncombe lawmaker told
some of his experiences in Con
MI ice Ul'Uld 5WUI II 111 IHM
July He .sulci he was particularly
pleased in receiving an appoint
ment to the Insulan and Interior
Affairs Committee since this com
mittee deals with the problems f
the Great Smoky Mountain Na
tional Park an<} the Blue Ridge
Parkway ? two government proj
ects of particular concern to the
people of Western North Carolina
Rep Taylo.- promised that his
home secretary. Tom Mallonee,
who was present at the meeting,
would visit each county in the
Mentioning the state ticket, he
said that Terry Sanford. the De
mocratic rv mince for governor,
had shown more interest in Wes
tern North Carolina than any
gubernatorial candidate in recent
Turning to the national soone,
the oo-ngressman attacked the farm
policies of the Republican party.
Pointing cut that interest rate*
are up and farm prices down and
that the government farm pro
gram cost eight hundred fifty
million dollars the last year of the
Truman administration, as com
pared with seven and four tenths
billion this past year, he said It
was time for a change. He added
that Vice-President Nix~n claims
to be the champion of the farmer
while at ,the same lime he my *
that Mr. Benson is greatest secre
tary of agriculture we ever had."
Following Rep Taylor. Judge
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