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VOL. UV, NO. 40
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1939
$1.50 PER YEAR
WILL BE SHOWN
Motion Pictures To Be
Exhibited In All The
A Serits of educational and enter
taining motion pictures axe to be
shown in all the schools of Macon
county, in the interest of forest
fire prevention, 'by the officials of
the Nantahala national forest.
The .series contains five pictures
and each performance is expected
' to last jibout one hour. Harden
R. K.os.3 will be operator.
The' pictures will include, "Grand -ts
father's Clock," a cartoon comedy;
"Operation of a Forest Nursery,"
r showing procedure and methods of
the production of trees from the
gathering of the seed to the pack
ing of the seedlings for shipment;
"Tree of Life", showing the close
relationship of mankind to the
forest and how dependent- people
are upon it for their livelihood and
recreational advantages; "Tree.", a
truly commercial "picture showing
modern and up-to-date methods of
logging in the southern forests, and
"Stop Forest Fires", which de
picts not only the useless waste
and devastation caused by 'forest
fires in the woods, but in the
homes, and the los, of human lives
! as well.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 1610 a. m.,
Hickory Knoll; 2 p. m., Scaly; 7:30
p. m., Otto.
Tuesday, October 1710 a. m.,
Slagle; 2 p. m., Allison-Watts; 7:30
p. m., Maple Springs.
Wednesday, October 1810 a. m.,
Union; 2 p. m Mulberry; 7:30
p. m., Franklin (colored).
Thursday, October 1910 a. m.,
Burningtown; 2 p. m., Oak Dale;
7 JO p. m Iotla.
Friday, October 2010 a. m., Oak
Grove; 2 p. m., Liberty; 7i30 p. in.,
' . Monday, October 23 10 a. m.,
Highlands; 2 p. m., Salem; 7:30
I p. m., Pine Grove.
Tuesday, October 2410 a. m.,
Mountain Grove; 2 p. m., Ellijay;
1 , 7:30 p, ro Higdonville,
Wednesday, October 2510 a. m-,
Oak Ridge; 2 p, f Watauga;
7:30 p. m., Holly Springs.
Thursday, October 269:15 and
10:45 a. m., Franklin school (two
showing,); 1 p. m., Service clubs;
,7:30 p. m., Mountain View.
Red Cross Officers
Hold Meeting Wednesday
A group of the officers of the
Macon county Red Cross chapter
met in the office of Harley R.
Cabe, clerk of superior court, Wed
nesday afternoon -and listened to a
talk by Mrs. Julia S. Dyke, vol
unteer representative from nation
al headquarfer,, who is assisting
Mrs. Sprjnkles, the d,istrict fie,d
Mrs, Dykp asked that a com
mittee be appointed to gather
supplies of clothing and other ne
cessities for the civilian population
1 of those nations of Europe who
are victim, of the war. This com-
mittee will soon be named.
Those present to meet Mrs, Dyke
were: Harley R. Cabe, chairman;
Dr. W. E. Furr, home service sec
retary; the Rev. Frank Bloxham,
in charge of disaster relief work;
L. B. Liner, treasurer; the Rev.
J. A. Flanagan, of the finance com
mittee ; Mrs. R. R. Gaines, in
charge of first aid work, and Mrs.
H. E. Church, former Junior Red
Rally Day Sunday
At Presbyterian Church
" Rally day exercises will be 6b
served in the local Presbyterian
church on Sunday morning at 10
o'clock, with Miss Margaret Slagle
as leader of the program,
The various classes will take part
in the exercises presenting the
Scripture lession, special songs, with
. individual members presenting the
, various phases of the work.
The special offering, to be taken
will go to the work of caring for
our "Neglected Neighbors" in fhe
South,- Everyone is cordially invit
ed o this service,
Dr. KiHian Attending
Convention In Chicago
Dr. Frank M. KiHian left Thurs-
day morning for Chicago, III, where
he will spend ten - days attending
a convention of the American Ac
ademy of Ophthalmology and Ot
olargyngogy. Dr. KiHian expects to
be back in his office on Monday,
, October 16. ,
Clarence Curtis left Saturday for
his home in Oregon, after spend
ing two month here with his
brother, W. F, Curtis, and in
Sylva with his brother, Henry
Women in the War
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Woman's place is no longer in the
home, say these English lassies.
Top: Miss Elspeth Ironside (right),
daughter of Gen. Edmund Ironside,
chief of the Imperial general staff,
drives her father's official auto.
Below: Actress Elizabeth Allen
serves tea at a canteen "somewhere
J. F. Daves
Well Known Citizen Dies
James Franklin Daves, 58, died
Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock
in Angel hospital here after under
going an operation at 5 a. m. He
had been ill only since Tuesday.
Mr. Daves w-as a well-known
farmer of the Clark's Chapel com
munity and a member ' of the
Clark's Chapel Methodist church
where the fUneral services were
held this (Thursday) afternoon at
2 o'clock. The pastor, the Rev.
Harry S- Williams, officiated, as
sisted by the Kev. Lester Sorrells,
Pallbearers were David Angel,
Charles A. Rogers, Charlie Angel,
Otto McClure, John aJid Frank
Mr. Daves resided for several
years in the state of Washington.
He was the son of J, Matt Daves,
Confederate veteran, and of , the
late Mrs. Adeline Cabe Daves.
He is survived by his widow, the
former Miss Mat tie Angel; one
daughter,- Dorothy ; his father ;
three brother,, two sisters, M rs.
Bess Garland and Mrs. Belle Gar
land, both of Hamilton, Wash., Joe,
of Franklin Route 2; Kope, of
Alger, Wash., and Jack, of Hamil
Blue Law Discussed But
No Action Taken
At . the regular monthly meeting
of the mayor and aldermen held
Monday night, the question of
banning Sunday baseball was dis
cussed, and ajso bank night at the
picture show, amusement machines
and ot"er blue law restrictions
which have been under considera
tion, for some time, hut no action
Permission was given to the
power company to cut such tree
limbs as Interfere with the wires
or lights along the white way which
has been installed.
The white way extends from
Kelly's Tea Room to the postoffice
and presents a very fine appear
ance. The Nantahala Power and
Light company purchased and in
stalled the lights which are a great
improvement over the former light
The stop light recently ordered
by the board has arrived .and will
be put into operation at the inter
section of the Georgia and Murphy
roads within the next few days.
In the matter of slot machhics,
it may be mentioned that the town
collects a license fee of $10.00 on
each amusement machine and $5.00
on the music machines. A license
is also collected on the penny
weighing machines'. Franklin is
said to be the only town where an
additional $10.00 is collected each
time the amusement machines arc
changed, other places collecting
only once an4 allowing the owners
to change the machines as often
erea te (Debates
Debate Proceeding Upon Neutrality Bill Mail of
Senators Flooded With Letters Inspired by Father
Coughlin and German Bund Hitler. Expected to
Speak Friday Russia Moves to Control Baltic and
THE NEUTRALITY DEBATE
.The attention of the people of
the I'nited States is fixed upon
the debate' in the senate upon the
neutrality bill which is now before
The bill provides for the substi
tution (f a cash and carry pro
vision for the . present . embargo on
munitions, and also provides for
non-renewable credits for .a period
not Itiiger than 90 days. Another
clause prohibits the carrying of
passengers or goods, to bclligerant
nations', in American ships.
The credit provision and the
excluding' of American shipping
from F.uropean trade have pro
voked a storm of protest, and these
two sections of the act may have
to be omitted in order to obtain
passage of the bill. Many promi
nent Americans, including ex-President
Hoover and Al Sfnith, have
come to the support of the Presi
dent on the' cash and carry propo
sition, as have several anti-administration
senators, among them be
ing Senator Carter Glass of Vir
ginia. .Senators Borah, Johnson, Nye,
Clark, Holt and Vandenburg are
leading the opposition to the bill,
while Senators Pittman, Norris,
Barkley, Connally, and all admin
istration supporter, are pushing
for its' passage.
Mail Of Senator Flooded
The mail of all senators is be
ing flooded with letters urging
them to vote against the bill.
Many of these letters are form
affairs, it is said, and others show
that they have been copied from
form's and signed by the .same
hand, showing forgery. These
communications are all inspired by
the German-American bund, Fath
er Coughlin who was Tuesday
ruled off the air and other alien
elements who favor Germany.
It seems to be certain that a
safe majority of the senators will
vote for a cash and carry measure,
but it may be necessary to amend
the language of the bill in regard
to American shipping, and the
granting of credits.
THE WAR SITUATION
There ha.s been little, action re
ported from the theater of war
during the past week. French and
German artillery . continues to
pound, there are scattered air bat
tles and French troops have made
minor gains in German territory,
but there have been no major en
gagements. Both sides seem to be
conserving men and ammunition
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation
INDIAN FAIR AT
CHEROKEE THIS WEEK
The annual Cherokee Indian Fair
is in progress this week and is
drawing a larger attendance than
any previous fair, The agricultural
exhibits are said to be the finest
Many people from Macon county
go each day to the reservation to
witness the various contests and
sec the displays of Indian handi
craft and agricultural products. '
DR. MANGUM DIES AT
Dr. Charles Staples Mangiun,
former dean of the University of
North Carolina Medical school, and
faculty member for 43' years, died
last Friday night following a ling
ering illness. Funeral, services were
held at Chapel Hjll Sunday after
noon and were attended by promi
nent physicians from many ,sec-
tions of the state,
HEAD A. B. A.
Robert M Haties, of Winston
Salcm, president of the Wachovia
Hank and Trust company, was
elected president of the American
Bankers association" at their con
vention last week.
SENATOR LOGAN OF.
KENTUCKY DIES SUDDENLY
Senator M, M. Ixan, of Ken
tucky, died suddenly in Washing
ton Tuesday, and it is said that he
will be succeeded by Governor A.
B. Chandler, who will resign ai
for - the big efiort 'which is yet to
Peace feelers sent out by Hitler
were met with strong language lv
Premier Chamberlain before- the
house of commons Tuesday. Mr.
Chamberlain stated that all peace
offers would be examined, but that
no treaties could be made with
the present German government,
because that government had
shown that all agreements made
ivilh them were worthless.
Hitler May Speak Friday
It is expected that Adolf Hitler
will address the reichstag Friday
and will outline . the terms upon
which he is willing to make peace.
It is thought that his speech will
be , made entirely for home con
sumption and for its effect upon
the neutral nations of. Europe. He
is fully aware of the fact that his
terms will not be accepted, and
hopes to place the blame for a
continuation of the war upon Great
Britain ' and France.
Great German Drive. Expected
Immediately upon the refusal of
his terms, Hitler 'is expected to
loose the full' "might of the Ger
man war machine upon the civilian
populations of Great Britain and
France. Unrestricted bombing, in
cendiary shells and poison gas are
looked for, as the Austrian house
painter throws all his resources in
to one great gamble.
In the meantime Russia is mov
ing steadily toward the control of
the Baltic nations Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania and Finland and is al
so maneuvering for a dominant
role in the Balkans,
It is considered doubtful that
Russia will ever send armed forces
to the assistance of Germany, and
many experts believe that the
Russians would view the total ex
tinction of Germany with extreme
litaly, it would seem, intends to
remain neutral for a lengthy per
iod, m view of the fact that sail
ings of crack Italian passenger
ships are scheduled until Decem
Mussolini has no love for Russia,
and it is thought that he will stay
out of the war as long as pos
sible, but will act a purchasing
agent for Germany,
High Italian authorities announc
ed Wednesday that Italy would not
take the initiative for the present
in any move for peace in Europe.
governor and be appointed to the
senate by his 'successor, Lieuten
ant Governor Keen Johnson,
FATHER COUGHLIN RULED
OFF THE AIR
Father Coughlin and .some other
"spokesmen on controversial public
issues" were ruled off the air
Tuesday by the National Associa
tion, of Broadcasters.
THOUSANDS MOURN DEATH
OF CARDINAL MUNDELEIN
George Cardinal Mundelein first
prince of the Catholic church in
the west, died suddenly Monday
morning at his residence in Chi
cago. He was the spiritual leader
of more- than' 1,000,000 Catholics
and administrator of one of the
largest and wealthiest dieceses in
NEW LEGION COMMANDER
'Raymond J. Kelly, Detroit at
torney, was elected commander of
the American Legion by acclama
tion at the annual convention in
Chicago last week. His appeal to
the Legion included the urging of
our chosen representaives at the
capital "see to it that the best
means of keeping America out of
war are followed."
MILITARY COURT RULES
AGAINST BERGDOLL 4
A court martial of 13 officers
ruled Wednesday , that Grover
Cleveland Bergdoll, draft evader,
is not protected by the statute of
Continued on Pag Six)
Wilma Birth of Chicago was
among the prettiest American refu
gees arriving from war-torn Europe
aboard the S. S. Volendam. a Dutch
Colored Man Found Dead
Walter Prater, colored, who was
well known to most of the resi
dents of Franklin, was found dead
early Wednesday morning . in a
trailway1 leading up from the high
way to the place where he roomed.
The place is located about one mile
and a half from town on Route 4,
in Millshoal township.
The body was discovered oy
Charlie Love, colored, who imme
diately notified officer, of the law.
An investigation was made and no
traces of foul play were found on
the body. It was thought at first
that he had been poisoned, but
analysis showed no indication of
ajiy poisonous substances. Physi
cians decided that death resulted
from natural causes and no in
quest was held.
Walt is said to have been taking
treatment for: head pains, and it
is thought that he might . have
died from a sudden stroke caused
by brain tumor,
He was good natured and easy
going, and had worked as porter
for several Franklin hotels. It is
understood that his last place of
employment was Kelly's Tea Room.
- Walt had many good friends
among both the white and colored
people of this' section. The only
survivor, so "far as known, is his
wife from whom he had been sepa
rated for several years.
Cornelia Loses To Local
Team- In Close
lln a close contest on the local
field last Friday afternoon the
football team of Franklin high
school won from the Cornelia, Ga.,
eleven by a score of 6 to 0.
The single touchdown for Frank
lin was scored in the second quar
ter by Wilkie after a run of 30
Higgins, ' Guest, Culver, Higdon
and Wilkie starred in the game
for Franklin, and there were sev
eral outstanding players on the
The Franklin line-up was as
Shepherd, L. E.; J. Setser, L. T.s
Arvey, L. G.; Higgins, C; Guest,
R. G. ; C. Pennington, R. T. ;
Leatherman, R. E. ; Higdon, Q. B. ;
Wilkie, H. B.; Culver, H. B.; Hun
nicutt, F B.
Another Gme Friday
Franklin will play the strong
team from the Long Creek, S. C,
Academy tomorrow (Friday) after
noon on the home field at 3
o'clock. This will be the last home
game until November 24, when
Franklin will meet Brevard.
Coaches Hawkins and Newton
are working the boys hard on
blocking tactics this week and ex
pect to have the team in . fine
shape for the game Friday.
Miss Elizabeth Fitzsimmons, of
New Rochelle, N. Y., is spending
several days in Franklin, the guest
of Mrs. T. J. Johnston and Judge
and Mrs. J. B. Willii.
License To Be Collected
On Coin Operated ;
The board of county commission
ers al the regular monthly meet
ing held Monday, decided' to im
pose a license tax on every slot
machine operated in the county.
Coin-operated music, boxes and
penny slot machines, other than
straight vending machines, will be
taxed $5.(H) per year. Amusement
machines which come within the
law and require less than 10 cents
to operate, will pay $10.ui per
year, and others will pay on a
graduated scale above $10.01, ac-
cordinu to the amount required to
operate them. The so-called '"onei
arm bandits" are illegal anywhere
any lime and officers arc requir
ed to seize and . destroy them
The past due tax records were
turned over to Miss Elizabeth
Slagle, delinquent tax 'officer, and
the greater part of the day was
spent in going over them and dis
cussing the provisions of the 1939
tax act with Guy L. llouk, acting
The question of reopening the
sewing rooms was taken up and'
discussed with interested partieV
but no actjon was taken at this
meeting. It , is believed, however,
that plans can 'be worked out
whereby the county will cooperate
and get the sewing rooms going
again before winter.
There were no other matters of
importance presented to the board
for consideration at this meeting, .
the remainder of the session being
taken up with small routine at
fairs. Charles Mallonee Passes
In Darrington, Wash.
W. G. Mallonee, received a mes
sage from Darrington, Wash., Sat
urday morning telling of the death
of his brother, Charles. .
Charles R. Mallonee, 62, died at
his home in Darrington F'riday
night following a lingering illness
of 18 months. Death was caused
from tuberculusis, which developed
from flu and pneumonia from
which he never recovered.
Mr. Mallonee, a native 'of Ma
con county, was born and reared
in the lotla community, the son
of the late Elbert S. and Mary
McDonald Mallonee. He spent his
early life in this county, moving
to Washington about 12 years ago,
where he has made his home
since. He was an employee of a
logging camp, transporting the men
to and from Darrington to the
camp. He was also mail carrier to
Funeral services were held in
Surviving are his widow, the for
mer Miss Belle Cansler, of thi
county, and five children, Mrs,
Harry Thomas, of Franklin ; James
and Lawrence Mallonee, Misses
Maude and Mary Mallonee,' aH of '
Darrington; three brothers, W.
George Mallonee, of Franklin; J.
D. Mallonee, of Murphy, and E. H.
Mallonee, of Winston-Salem, and
Mrs. Hamby Passes
At Prentiss Saturday
Mr,i, Margaret Louisa Hamby, 84,
died at her home at Prentiss Sat
urday,. September 30, about 4 a. m.,
after a week's illness. Death was
caused by heart trouble.
Mrs. Hamby was born in Chero
kee county on September 7, 1885.
She was married to John C. Ham
by February 3, 1878. She was a '
daughter of Jesse and Jane Gar-'
land, and was a member of Pleas
ant Hill church.
. Funeral services were held Sun
day at 11 a. m., conducted 'by Rev.
J. I. Vinson, and burial was in the
Pallbearers were Charles M. and
C. A. Rogers, Thad Nichols, E. A.
Dowdle, R. B. Curtis and W, C.
Surviving are eight children, T.
J., R. L., Sam, John, Mary, Ella,
Lamar and Joe; four brothers, H.
P., John, H. L, &nd Hugh Garland,
and a number of grandchildren and
Sam E. Grant, 71
Dies In Greenville, S. C.
Sam E. Grant, 71, a former resi
dent of. Macon county, died at his
home in Greenville, S. C, last
week following an extended illness.
Mr. Grant, although born in
Tennessee, came to Macon county
with his parents, William and Betsy
Jane Gibson Grant when a smail
boy, and made his home here for
a number of years. He was a farm
er and produce dealtr,