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75th Year ? No. 45
Franklin, N. C., Thursday, November 10, 1960
Price 10 Cents
FROM KNOXVILLE'S radio
WNOX Saturday night
will pour strains of Macon County
music. Hunter Young, Mickey
Waldroop, Frank Amnions, and
Bob Joiineon will play on the
"Saturday Night Barn Dance" at
THEY WERE so thick in town
Saturday you couldn't stir 'em
with that proverbial stick!
IS THERE any truth to the
rumor that another group of busi
nessmen plans construction of a
bowling alley? Word has it that
East Franklin will be the site and
that the deal is virtually assured.
BOB COX, the talent scctft who
put our Smoky Mountain doggers
on the Ed Sullivan Show, is now
associated with Mitchell's Chero
kee land and is in and out of
Franklin in connection with pro
moting franchies at the attrac
FROZEN WATER was spotted
at various places on the east side
of Main Monday morning ? a
good indicator that winter finally
DEER HUNTERS attention!
THE PRESS would like to have
pictures of your bucks. After you
get one, please drop by the office
on Palmer St:eet and we'll take
the picture and run it in the next
FA1X COLORS, which should
have faded at least two weeks
ago. o^ffitinue to amaze visitors
with their brightness in some ele
vations. Even this week end will i
have much to offer.
THERE WAS a trace of snow j
on Wayah Bald Sunday and re- |
ports of flurries in the lower ele- j
vations that night.
WHEN IT'S raining, one al
most wishes Uve old McCoy porch
was back on Main Street. Almost,
that is . . .
A NEW COAT of paint has
been applied to Franklin Laundry
and Dry Cleaners. Several more
buildings in town could use a
face-lifting like this.
LITTLE DIANA Keener, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mis. Howard Keen
er, had the audience in stitches
at' the Democratic rally Saturday
night. While a rock 'n' roller sang
"Nixon Ain't Nothing But a
Hound Dog," the toddler stood in
a seat and put on a better show of
dancing than he did.
TILLEY BAKER says J. H.
Duncan Tire Company here has
placed an order for $24,000 worth
of Che latest in tire recapping
equipment. He expects it any day
UNITED FUND is lagging
badly in the Franklin area. Won't
you please throw your support be
hind this worthy program?
WONDER WHERE ..the U. S.
Air Force is going to build that
radar installation? Hope it won't
mar any of the scenery. That's a
bout all this area has left to offer
THAT ECONOMIC study re
cently authorized by the W.N.S.
Regional Planning Commlsison for
14 western counties, Macon in
cluded, has been started by W. H.
Hammer and Company Associates
| doing? i
JATCEES: First Monday, Zlck
graf's Lumber Co., Third Monday,
Dillard House, Dillard. Ga. 7:00
ROTARY: Every Thursday. 6:30
p. m., Slaclr Memorial Building
IJONS: Second and fourth
Monday*, 7 p. m.. Slagle Me
JUNIOR WOMAN'S CLUB:
Fourth Monday. 7: JO p. m? Ag
V. T. W.: Second and fourth
Wednesdays, S p. m., V. F. W.
Post Home on Palmer Street.
V.F.W. AUXILIARY : Second
Monday night. 8 p. m., at post
AMERCIAN LEGION: Third
Tuesday, 7:30 p. at.. Slagle Me
BUSINESS AND PROFESSION
AI. WOMENS CLt'B: Fourth
Tuesday at 7 p m? at the Nor
V oting Hodgepodge Here Mixes Winners
County Misses On President, JFK Wins
On the national ticket. Macon
County voters went the wrong
way in giving the edge to Nixon
Lodge because Democrat John P.
Kennedy and his running mate,
Lyndon B. Johnson, made a clean
sweep and are heading for the
White House next January.
Macon did. however, chalk one
up in the gubernatorial race, g*v.
ing Terry Sanfoid a slight edge
over Robert Oavln, the Republi
can hopeful. On the basis of un
official returns, Mr. Sanford beat
his opponent by between 75,000
and 80.000 votes and the total
could rise even higher.
It was a nip-and-tuck battle for
the 12th Congressional District
seat between incumbent Rep. Roy
A. Taylor ajid his challenger, Re
publican Heinz Rollman. Up until
midnight, the gap separating the
two was small, but Rep. Taylor
began pulling away when the
large Buncombe and Henderson
precincts coughed up returns. His
unofficial majority over Mr. Roll
man yesterday (Wednesday) was
in the neighborhood of 5,500 votes.
Locally, the pressure came in
the state representative race be
tween Mrs.' W. N. "Nellie" Cook
and W. A. (Bill) Cox, with Mrs.
Cook, the Republican candidate,
winning by an unofficial 150
By precincts. Mis. Cook's race
stacked up this way: Franklin,
721; Iotla, 124: East Franklin.
183; Union, 271: Millshoal, 214;
Ellijay, 273; Sugaifork. 182; High
lands, 412; Flats. 68; Smith
bridge, 230: Cartoogechaye, 130:
Nantahala, 354; Burningtown,
163; and Cowee. 147.
Mr. Cox ran this way: Frank
lin, 719; lottos, 176; East Frank
lin. 307; Union. 274; Mlllahoals,
207; Ellijay. 235; Sugarfork, 41;
Highlands. 309; Flats, 25; Smith
bridge, 355; Cartoogechaye, 193:
Nantahala, 49; Burningtown, 91;
and Cowee, 331.
Total amounts of pledges and
contributions to Franklin's
United Fund Drive conducted
last week were not available at
PRESS time this week, but
scattered early reports hinted
that the first week's work had
not reached the goal of $12,128.
Reports were scheduled to be
presented at a meeting yester
( day (Wednesday) of canvass
ers for the commercial district.
Most canvassers continued
soliciting through this week in
an effort to bring the campaign
to a swift and successful close.
Soliciting In industrial and
other areas of the campaign did
not get under way until the lat
ter part of the week and reports
from these chairmen also were
UNTIL SURVEY MADE
i Street Action
| On the advice of the State
Highway Commission, the Frank
I lin Board of Aldermen has decid
' ed to delay any action on chang
J tag the status of one-way streets
until the thoroughfare survey is
completed by the Western North
Carolina Regional Planning Com
mission and then to abide by its
At Its monthly meeting Monday
night, the board discussed a letter
from Division Engineer F. L.
Hutchinson which suggested that
the board wait until a t.:afflc flow
pattern is determined by the plan
In his letter to the town, Mr.
Hutchinson, explained the chan
ges that would result If Main and
Palmer streets were retained to
two-way: all highways coming
through Franklin, US. 23-441 ( US
64, and N. C. 28 would be routed
through Palmer Street, plus the
t.uck route now running from
Dep-t Street to the Georgia road;
Main Street, from Palmer to Har
rison Avenue would be removed
from the state maintenance sys
tem and returned to the town for
maintenance: only south side
parallel parking would be all-wed
on Palmer Street; and a stop ap
proach would be required at the
Junction of Main and Palmer
which the engineers said would be
hazardous in snow and ice.
In other business, the board ap
proved bills for the month a
mounting to *7.546.27, including
$2,520 paid for the paving of
HUlcrest and Patton Avenues this
The board agreed to install a
sewer line for residents on Depot
Street running approximately
The street commission voted fc>
; make a check of street lights and
make Improvements, including the
replacement of broken or damaged
The board also heard a repot t
from Town Clerk Ray Swafford
that the town's new police car
would be here around the 15th of
Bag 'Em Big;
Bow and arrow hunters
chalked up some unusual kills
in Standing Indian Wildlife
Management Area, indicating
there's plenty of ;ame for all
when the regular gun deer sea
son opens for two weeks Mon
day, the 14th.
After two weeks, Standing
Indian closed Saturday to bow
and arrow hunters, who bagged
10 buks and seven does, accord
ing to Wildlife Protector Ed
The bow and arrow kill was
| unusual this year and the num
I ber of hunters leaning to this
sport has increased in recent
TENTATIVE PROGRAM PLANNED
Pat Cable Handed Reins
Of Rural Contest Council
Cullasaja community's Pat Ca
ble has been handed the reins of
the Macon County Rural C mmu
nity Development Council for
Council membeis held a supper
meeting Monday night at Th;>
Noi-mandie to elect new officers
and plan a tentative program for
the upc inln* contest among or
Also discussed at length was a
proposal to use the new fair ex
hibit hall as a fa:mers market, a
project that has been close to the
heart of the FrankJin Chamber of
Commerce for several y?.ars.
In assumtng the p esidency cf
the rural obuncil. which is com
posed of representatives of agri
cultural agencies, organized com
munities. and civic and service
g.oups. Mr. Cable succeeds Tom
my Raby. of Co wee community.
Elected 6? serve with the new
president are Mrs. Albert Ramsey.
Jr., of lotto, vice-president ( Mrs
Ma y Justice, of Holly Springs,
secretary: and W. W. < Bill > Sloan,
of Franklin, reelected treasurer.
A nominating committee headed
by J. Fred B:yson, of Carson com
munity. submitted the slate ~t
officers and it was unanimously
accepted by the council.
A tentative awards schedule,
modified slightly, was adopted for
1960-61. It sets up $950 in prizes
for the winning communities.
However, it Is stipulated that II
the full amount Is not raised
through United Fund cr other
sources the amount received will
be pro-rated nmong the individual
awards on the schedule.
The tentative schedule gives
first place $200. second place *150.
and third place 100. The number
of Incentive awards was reduced
from 10 to nine, eliminating the
best 4-H garden award. It was de
cided that thi- particular item
overlapped a 4-H garden contest
sponsored annually by the tural
To give special emphasis and
stimulate more Interest in indivi
dual communities, the council de
cided to give $75 each for these
two awards ? best programs and
community participatloit and best
health programs. In the latter
category. It was pointed out that
communities, at least most of
them, have health problems that
need solving, frcm illegal dumping
to improved sanitation facilities.
It also was voted to h:.ld the
contest Judging within two weeks
after the annual county fair and
to hold the awards fupper and
p otrram along the same lines as
the past year.
Another meeting of the r.uncll
is ret for the middle of January
Co take action on several unfin
ished items, including the appoint
ing of a special program commit
tee to set up a prcg:am schedule
and speaker's bureau for the use
of the communities in creating
more Interest by having planned
LUNCHEON DECEMBER 3 ?
Contest Judges Slate
Visits To Communities
Two sets of judges will visit
Maocm County this month for the
W-N.c. Rural Community Deve
Tomorrow < Friday i at 11:15 a.
m? judges for the area youth pro
gram will visit prize-winning Car
son community, one- of 13 commu
nities in the western area previous
ly singled out for having an out
standing youth progiam. This is
the first year the youth prog", am
judging has tifeen held.
On Thursday, November 17. at
1 :15 p. m., the regular area Judge*
for the rural program will visit
Macon County's top community
in 1960, Oowee. They will spend
an hour and 45 minutes at Cowee
talking with its leaders and view
ing some of the projects that
made It a county winner and eli
gible to compete in the area event.
The county winners are competing
for more than $3,000 tn prizes
and the honor of being Western
North Carolina's "most progres
sive rural ane?."
Judging Uie youth program are
Mrs. Martha Weir, of Arden, Jack
Justice, executive ?Ss clary < of the
Champion YMCA in Canton, and
Robert O. Beard, of the ASHE
Contest JudKes are Miss Louise
Lowe, assitant profevor of home
economics at Woman's College in
Oreensb.ro, C. S. Mintz, south
eastern district agent to the N.
C. Agricultural Extension Service,
and Joe Howard, agricultural en
gineer fo. Duke Power Company,
Cash awards to the area wln
nem will be presented at the an
nual awards luncheon at Aslieville
City Auditorium on Decern!*" 3.
TEAM LOSES 12-6 ?
Andrews Writes Sad
Ending To Season
By TODD REECE
The final chapter In the
Panther book for 1960 was a sad
one when Andrews triumphed for
the sixth straight year over Frank
lin here Friday night, wilting the
unhappy ending. 12 to 6.
Andrews' winning score came
with less than a minute left in
the game when halfback Kent
Nelson grabbed a pass which hil a
teammate on the helmet, bounced,
and was deflected into -liis hands
by Panther defenders.
Andrews scored first in the sec
ond period and led until the fourth
quaiter when Franklin took the
ball on their own 20 and marched
89 yards to tie the Wildcats 6 to
6. "Red" 8eay plunged over Irom i
the two. Neither team managed j
to score on extra pointy.
The loss gave Franklin a recoid
of six wins . against three losses
for the year, the best Panther
! showing since 1955's eleven finish
With \ Banr
Franklin started the season
with a bang, bowling over five
straight opponents. Clayton, Oa.,
Georgia Industrial. Cherokee.
Sylva, and Robblnsville. Hopes for
conference honors were lowered
when Bryson City won the Panth
ers in their sixth outing, then
shattered by Murphy the follow
ing week. Franklin rose attain to
top Hayesvllle, but couldn't keep
up the steam necessary to finish
with a win over Andrews.
Friday night the handwriting
on tiie wall became visible in the
ft st quarter when Andrews took
the ball on their own five and
| held It for 19 straight plays in a I
drive to Franklin's 11, picking up
six first downs. The Panthers de- I
lenses stiffened to hold the Wild
cats on the 11. but after picking
up a first to the Franklin 23. a
fumble gave the ball back to An
drews and five plays later Carl
Myers crashed into the end z -ne
from the two.
Andrews had the best of It sta
tistically with 13 first downs to
Franklin's nine. Rush inn totaled
l#i for Andrews, 153 for Franklin.
F anklin's most potent weapon
this year, puses, fulled to prcvlde
but one completion In nine tries
for six yards. Andrews connected
on one pass for no ualn. The Wild
cat's barefoot bcoter punted twice
twice tor a 36.5 averane and "Red"
Seay punted three times for
Franklin for a 39 7 avi-.aiie. An
3EE NO. I. PAOE 12
Nixon Carries County;
Mrs. Cook Beats Cox
In a voting hodgepodge of a record turnout and
split ticket*, Macon County voters went Republican
on the national ticket, switched to the Democrats in
the state and congressional races, and went back to
the Republicans in the local representative race, giv
ing Mrs. W. M. "Nellie" Cook an edge over W. A.
Unofficially, the crazyquilt election went this way
on the local scene, with all 14 precincts reporting:
NixoivLodge, 3,735, Kennedy-Johnson, 3,398 ? a
lead for the Republicans of 637.
Sanford, 3,489, Qavin, 3,397 ? a lead for the Demo
crats of 92.
Taylor, 3,547, Rollman, 3,283 ? a lead for the Dem
ocrats of 264.
Mrs. Cook, 3,462, Cox 3,312 ? a lead far the Repub
licans of 150.
Jordan, 2,575, Hayes, 1,799 ? a lead for the Dem
ocrats of 776.
Dan W. Angel
Dan W. Angel. has accepted a
position ius .seasonal park ranger
in the Eve; Klades National Park
A senior at Western Can Una
College, and he will report to park
headquarters in Honu-'.ead, Fla..
He worked as a pa k ranger in
tile Great Smoky Mountain Na
tional Park during the past sum
mer and plans to return to this
position In June of 1961
Two contract have bent landed
by a local, contractor. W. A. Hays.
He was low bidder at. 1 11! .000 for
a culvert cn a highway project In
Alleghany County and has a
$48,000 curbing and 'lUttTlr ; Job
In Greensboro. *?
Mr*. Vernon To Speak
At N.C.A.R.C. Me;t
Mrs. John Veinon. tacher at
Highlands School, will be truest
speaker Monday night at a meet
ing of the Macon County unit of
the Noith Carolina Association '
for Retarded Childien at 7:30 in
the Franklin High library. I
She will speak on her exper
iences in the classroom.
The public is invited to attend. ;
| mi vruwvi Ln.ukuviaw wi ui?
stale ticket carried by good major
While Macon County's total
j vote :;f rouKhly 6.886 was a record
b.enker, it wasn't but same 450
votes higher than the 1956 gener
al election, which saw the Eisen
hower-Nix a and Stevenson-Ke
; fauver tickets get a combined
j total of 6,433 In the '56 election,
] the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket ran
high in Mac 11 County leading the
Democrats 383 votes and giving
: the Republicans their first victory
' in mo e than a quarter of a cen
| t.uiy and their second in history.
I'hv wkIi'i uaiiwraturM and raiafall fcllM
tr ? recorded In Franklin by Ukuar. fttll?
tl. S. weathar otMmr; in Hlghtas* W
Tudor N. 11.11 and W. C. N?rUm. TTA
and at th? Coweta
laboratory . Rending* irt far tha II h? I
nerea! ending at I a.m. of tha Any "itrt
Wed., Nov. 2
52 \ 15
Wed., Nov. 2
Wed.. Nov. 2
* No record
THINGS IN GOOD BALANCE -
Macon '61 Farm Income
Could Reach $3,300,000
A well-balanced farm econ
omy, developed by ag iculturul
agencies durum the S0c. Ls ex
pected to boost farm Income to
about t3.300.000 thLs year Ls
This will represent an Increase
of some (290.000 over the 1959
figure, acco din* to County Aiient
T. H Fagg.
He says Macon's agricultural
situation Ls in as good "a balance
as possible In times of low prices
and high costs."
Once a count} that depended
upon truck crops, through planned
agricultural programs over the
past 10-year period. Macon has
changed to a strong livestock pro
gram of beef and dairy rattle,
hogs, and poultry. It has contin
ued to develop IU work In forest
products and this one Item contri
butes a substantial part of Uie
total farm income each year.
I Successful farmers have com
batted rising cjsts by introducing
programs of producing on their
farms' all the feed needed to feed
their animals and by better farm
"These factors have enabled the
farmers to fight high prices and
, at the same time have raised their
own standard of living," the courv
ty a^ent explains.
Here's how estimate* for 1960
TOBACCO: About 200 farmers
will realize ab ut $65,000 fiom tire
county's 65-ac; e bu;lcy allotment.
The yield will be about 2.000
pounriii to the acre.
CORN: Farmers will produce
6,000 acres for urain. wowing a
bout 50 bushels to the acre. Vi ?
tually all of the com will be sold
locally to be fed back to animals.
SFLAOE: Fanners will produce'
at least 15s000 tons of .silage on
1.000 MIW. All will be fi'd back
TRUCK CROPS: An "iniome of
$125,000 will be derive d fioy> some
600 acres planted to I uck crap*.
APPLK OKdIAKDS: Orchards
are Increasing here. Between IIS
to 200 acre* In trees for an in
come of Ili.lW.
HAY: P om 12 to 15.000 tons
will be prdduced oil 8.500 acres. It
will be fed back to animal*. In
FOREST PRODUCTS: County
derived $850,000 in 1959 from the
sale of f-.rest products and the
figure is expected to remain about
the same In 1980.
HOOS: Income from the sale
of ho?s is expectcd to .ise from
$80,000 in 19.S9 to between $90.
000 and $100.00 this year.
BEKF CATTLE: Because prices
are cicwn this y ar. income is ex
pected to til" :p to about $250,000.
The 1959 figure was $280,000.
DAIRY CATTlLE: Brought
$100,000 last year, probably will
do about the .same in 1960.
SHEET: Income i om sheep
in '59 was $20,000. probably will
be about that this year.
BROILERS : Ir.com; from
broilers in '59 came to $19Q,000.
Fewer be. as: gi ?n this year and
figuie p obably ?* ill drop to about
HENS: Brought in $90,000 In
59. may bring more this year.
MII.K: Local dairies produced
10.000.000 pounds of milk in 1959
and production probably will riM
to 10. 500.000 in I960 for an esti
mated income of $.~>50,Mt.
BOOS: Hatching eggs had a
total Income of $600,000 laa*. year
and the figure could climb to
$700,000 this year
WOOL: From $2,900 last year to
about $3,300 this year.
HONEY: $5,000 In 1959 and f
bout the same in I960.