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VOL. LIV. NO. 41
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1939
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Deladier Pledges Fight
Until Lasting Peace
There has been little military
activity reported from the war in
Europe during the past wtek, all
of the action being on the diplo
Adolph Hitler delivered one of
his characteristic speeches to the
(ierman Reichstag on last Friday,
and offered to make peace on his
own, terms. Boiled down, his speech
was to the effect, that he had tak
en what he wanted for the pres
ent and saw no reason why Great
Britain and France should iaslst
on" fighting. He indicated that he
would like for the head of a neu
tral nation, probably, President
Roosevelt, to step in and persuade
his enemies to let him alone.
The President is not expected to
take any action in the matter un
less requested to do so by Great
Btitain and France.
Deladier Answer Hitler
Premier Deladier of France, in
a speech delivered Tuesday, as
serted that France would continue
to fight until all danger of Ger
man domination in Europe had
ceased. Premier Chamberlain of
Great Britain is expected to speak
today (Thursday) and it is be
lieved that his views will coincide
with those of Deladier.
Debate Continue On Neutrality
' The debate on the neutrality bill
continues in the United States
senate, and there seems to be no
indication of an early vote. It is
believed that when the measure
comes up for passage there are
enough votes now pledged to carry
out the President's wishes in the
matter of exporting arms and mu
nitions on a cash and carry basis.
The lower house is overwhelmingly
in favor of doing away with the
present arms embargo, and will act
quickly when the bill gets through
Senator Bailey, of North Caro
lina, who has opposed the adminis
tration in some matter, of domestic
policy, is standing with the Presi
dent on the neutrality question.
Russia Diamine tin f Baltic
While Hitler begs for peace at
his own price and military activity
slackens on the western front,
Russia has gained control of Li
thuania, Estonia and Latvia and
is moving to conquer Finland, thus
making the Baltic s.ea a Russian
lake. At the same time . Russian
troops are massing on the Turk
ish and Persian borders, and there
arc indications that Stalin intends
,(o dominate the. Balkan nations,
thus giving : Russia predominant
power in eastern Europe and shut
ting off the German drive in that
When the German-Russian treaty
was signed Hitler evidently expect
ed Stalin to take second place in
all matters pertaining to division
of conquered territory, but it seems
that the astute Asiatic dictator had
no such idea, and now Russia ap
pears to have won at every turn
without firing a sht or losing a
Two Men Arrested,
For Priving Drunk
Claude Cowan, of the Otto sec
tion, was placed in jail late Satur
day afternoon, after driving through
the red light at the intersection of
of Palmer street and U. S. high
way 23, He had driven across the
light a few feet when he was ar
rested by C. D. Baird, chief of
police, and Ed Guy, state highway
patrolman. He was .charged with
driving while intoxicated and re
While the officers were arrest
ing Cowart and placing him in
their car, William McClure, said
to be of Commerce, Ga., who was
an occupant in Cowart's car, started
the car at a rapid speed down the
Peorgia road. The officers gave
chsfse for atouf eight miles before
he' was finally forced to stop. He,
too, was placed in the Macon
Miss Nancy Jones
Honored At Duke
Miss Nancy Jones, of Franklin,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer
Jones, has been elected president
of student government of the Duke
University school of nursing at a
recent meeting of the student body,
and was installed in an imprpssive
ceremony held n fte amphitheatre
of the nipclical schooj.
At this time Miss Porothy Ray
of Nautahala. another Macon coun
ty girl, was installed as treasurer
of the ime organization,
To Elect Committees For
By S. W. MENDENHALL
County Agent -
The agricultural conservation pro
gram is a farmers program handled
by committeemen selected by the
Each year at this time it becomes
necessary for the farmers to select
these committeemen for the coming
year. Ballots are being mailed out
from the county agent's office
which the farmers may use in mak
ing their selection for- their com
mitteemen for each township.
The agricultural conservation pro
gram is a program of thrift and
good business. It makes possible se
curity for the land, security for
the farmers and security for the
community and county. However,
the program will work no better
than the farmers themselves make
it work, by; cooperating and sup
plying properly qualified men as
committeemen. It is up to every
farmer who is eligible therefore to
do his part by selecting for his
township the most able farmers
available to manage his own farm
In order for ballots to be counted
they should be filled in and signed
and returned to the county agent's
office not later than October 25.
It is the responsibility of every'
eligible farmer to help select his
DIES IN WRECK
Auto Accident Fatal' To
Well Known Cafe
Mrs. Pearl Sanders Southards,, of
Franklin, was killed in an automo
bile accident on Highway No. 28,
12 miles south of Bryson City Sun
day night while returning from a
ride with Ed McCoy, cattle buyer,
McCoy was arrested and held
pending a coroner's inquest which
was conducted Monday morning by
Coron-er Harley Welch of Swain
At the inquest it was brought out
that the accident ' occurred about
8:30 o'clock as the car topped a
small hill on the highway and
then turned over down a 14-foot
embankment. Officers said Mrs.
Southards, who was riding in the
car, apparently died instantly from
a head injury as she was caught
between the seat and door, Mr,
McCoy escaped injury,
It was also testified that Mr.
McCoy and Mrs Southards were
returning to their homes from
Bryson City and were traveling
over a restricted highway that is
unler construction. It was stated
that Mr. McCoy removed a barri
cade and went through. Cars were
supposed to turn on to an old
road at the Brush Creek bridge,
but, it was testified, there was no
sign at that point.
Mr. McCoy was released from
custody immediately following the
Mrs. Southards' was proprietor of
Pearl's Cafe in Frakn and WS
well known over. Macon county,
The Pfe has been well patronized
for several years,
Mrs, Southards was a former
teacher In the Macon county
schools and was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, J. C. Sanders, of the
Prentiss community. She was a
member of Pleasant Hill Baptist
church, and was married on Sep
tember 16, 1922, to Frank South
ards of Macon county.
The body was brought to Frank
lin shortly after 'the accident, and
funeral services were held at the
Franklin Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conduct
ed by the Rev. C. F. Rogers, pas
tor, assisted by the Rev. J. L.
Swaim. pastor of the Macon Meth
odist circuit Ruriaj wa,s in th6
Maidens Chapel cemetery on Up
Pallbearers were: Lester South
ards, Robert Carpenter, Jud Tal
lent, Carl Childers, Quince Roane
and Alex Southard.
Mrs. Southards is survived by
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Sanders, of the Prentiss commun
ity; her husband; a daughter,
Byrda Nell Southards, and three
sisters, Mrs. Robert Carpenter and
Mrs. Hester Kimsey, of Printiss,
and Mr Jud Tallent, of Iola.'
Farmers in 3Q states planted nw
than 0,000,000 trees in windbreaks
last year under the state coopera
tion provided by the Clark-McNary
law, reports the U, S, department
Long Creek Team Goes
Down Friday By
Score Of 19-0
Two long sustained drives and a
pay-off pass gave Franklin high
school a. 19 to 0 victory Friday over
Long Creek academy, of Long
Creek, S. C.
The Franklin team scored its first
marker in the opening quarter
when Higdon, fullback, clipped off
a total of 60 yards in eight straight
Honeycutt went over from the
six-yard line for the second Frank
lin marker to climax a 50-yard
drive, and a 20-yard pass from
Higdon to Leatherman accounted
for the final touchtown. Higdon got
through the line for the extra point.
Long Creek posted its only scor
ing threat in the fourth quarter
when three successful passes in a
row carried the visitors to the
Franklin 30yard line.
Bryson City Come Friday
Franklin is scheduled to play
Swain High from Bryson City to
morrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30
The squad has been drilling' hard
this week on broken field running,
blocking, tackling and passing de
fence and showing great improve
ment. Bill Wilkie, one of Franklin's
main stays in the back field, who
was injured and iwas out of last
week's tilt with Long Creek, is
expected to recover and see action
in Friday's game. . "
The probable starting line-up
will be :
LT J. Setser.
Masonic Meeting In V
Bryson City October 16
A district meeting of the A. F.
& A. M. will be held at Bryson
City, in Oconee Lodge, No. 427, on
Monday, October 16, at 7:30 p. m.,
at which meeting C. K. Proctor,
superintendent of the Oxford. Orph
ange will be the principal speaker.
This meeting will be an open
meeting for Masons, Eastern Stars,
and the wives and families and
friends of Masons.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State, Nation
Today, October 12, is Columbus
Dav. the anniversary of the discov
ery of the Western Continents,
celebrated throughout tht United
KR1VITSKY TESTIFIES TO
Startling testimony by Walker
Krivitsky, former Soviet military
intellieence chieftain, before the
Dies committee yesterday revealed
that Stalin maintained spies in the
U. S. army and navy, that the
American Communist party took
direct orders from him, that Mos
cow subsidized the American party
throuch the Russian embassy in
Washington, and other details of
intrigue and .sabotage carried on in
this and other countries where
Stalin and the OGPU operated
through the communist organiza
tions. EMBARGO REPEAL
WINS FIRST VICTORY
The Senate voted on Tuesday 65
to 26 to reject the motion of
Senator Tobcy (R. N. H.) to lay
aside the arms embargo repeal sec
tion of the pending neutrality bill
until the Senate should vote on
the "cash and carry" provision.
Mayor Thomas E. Cooper of
Wilmington has called President
Roosevelt's attention to the fact of
thp unfortified and unguarded coast
of North Carina as a "temptiing
target" for a possible foe.
WAR DEPARTMENT ORDERS
The War Department has ordered
reinforcement of national defences,
October 8-14 Observed
As F ire Prevention
Week Over Nation
This week, October 8-14, is Fire
J'revention Week throughout the
United States by proclamation of
the President, governors of the
various states and mayors of towns
Fire Prevention Week is observ
ed annually just before the cold
weather sets in and fire hazards j
People are urged to clean out all '
basements and . attics, inspect and
clean flues and heating equipment
and clear away all inflammable
trash and rubbish. Also to inspect I
wiring and electrical appliances and
have repairs made where necessary.
School principals and teachers are
asked to see to it that heating ap
paratus is safe and warn children
about fire dangers. They are also
asked to have regular fire drills in
the various schools.
Chief R. D. Ashe, of the Frank
lin fire, department has placed plac
ards in public places over the
town calling attention to the dates
so that citizens will bear in mind
the importance of taking proper
precautions against the hazards of
fire before winter sets in. .
"Uncle Dave" Macon To
Sing At Otter Creek
The Otter Creek high school will
sponsor Uncle Dave Macon, the
radio singer and his players, at
the Otter Creek high school build
ing on Tuesday evening, October
17, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. The
proceeds will be used for tht bene
fit of the School. The public is in
vited to attend.
Revival Being Held
At Pentecostal Church
Miss Helen Funk and Miss
Eva Lee Nicholson, of Dear Lodge,
Mont., are holding a series of
evangelistic- services at the Mt.
Sinai Pentecoastat church on Frank
lin Route 3. They will continue
through the remainder of this
week, with the services beginning
at 7 :30 o'clock each evening. The
public is invited to attend.
Band Rehearsaf Next
It is announced that the first
rehearsal of the Franklin band
will be held in the agricultural
building o next Wednesday night,
October 18, and all interested in the
band are invited to be present.
and mass training of more than
KUHN GIVES BAIL
Fritz Kuhn. chief of German-
American bund, gave bail of $50,
000 and was released from Tombs
orison in New York last Saturday.
His trial is set for October 30."
YANKS WIN TITLE
The New York Yankees defeated
Cincinnati Reds' on Sunday, 7 to 4,
to win their fourth straight world
The little country of Finland, the
only nation to meet war debt
payments to the United States, is
Drenarine to meet the military
threat of Russia mobilizintr on her
border, Sweden and Norway have
joined f inland in suggesting tnat
the United Mates join the Scandi
navian countries in urging Russia
against immoderate dealings with
Finland. Russia has already gained
Dractical control of Estonia. Li-
thunia and Latvia, other Baltic
BRITIAN AND RUSSIA
Britain announces agreement with
Russia to exchange tin and rubber
for timber, and suggests trade pact
may have important political sig
NO BRITISH CASUALTIES
IN NORTH SEA
A British broadcast announces
that the attack by the German air
force on the British navy in the
North Sea lasted five hours, but
no warships were hit and there
were no casualties. Berlin admits
that four bombing planes failed to
return to their hangars,
Macon Gets 2 Of 13 W P A
Road Projects In W. N. C.
Grady Dalton's Cat
Adopts Baby Squirrels
Grady Dalton, of the West's
Mill community, brought into
town Saturday a mother cat that
had adopted three squirrels
when only a few Jiours old and
has raised and cared for them
since as if they were her very
The cat is black and white
spotted and is just an ordinary
house cat. She seems to make
no difference between the squir
rels and her kittens. The squir
rels seem to be, well satisfied
and play around on the Dalton
farm as though they had no
desire for a wild life.
Mr. Dalton found the squir
rels when only a few hours old
and gave them to the mother
eat, merely through curiosity.
Church Officers Named
For Conference Year
The Rev. (I. L. Roberts, pastor
of the Franklin Methodist church,
has announced the officers of the
church for the next conference
year, which begins the latter part
of October, the officials ot the
church were highly gratified with
the marked results of the work
shown during the past year, and
especially with the reports made
by the retiring superintendent of
the Sunday school, Dr. W. E.
The church officers appointed for
the coming year are as follows :
Board of Stewards, one-year-term,
Herbert B. Angel, Harley R. Cabe,
Mark L. Dowdle, Henry W. Cabe,
Dr. Walter E. Furr, Sam W. Men
dcnhall and C. Gordon Moore. :
Trustees of the church property
are: John O. Harrison, Dr. Walter
E. Furr, Jess S. Conley, Harold
T. Sloan, George O. Wallace, Dr.
W. . A. Rogers and C. Gordon
Chairmen of the missionary coun
cil of the congregations are : Harold
T. Sloan, Henry W. Cabe, Mrs. J.
S. Sloan, Miss Elizabeth Slagle,
Miss Sarah Conley and Miss Mil
Presidents of the Woman's Mis
sionary Societies are : Mrs. W. J.
Zachary and Mrs. Carl P. Cabe.
Chairman of the Golden Cross
Directors, Richard S. Jones.
Chairman of the Church Board of
Christian Education, Harold T.
Sunday School .superintendent,
Sam W. Mendenhall.
Recording Steward, Harley R.
District -Stewards, Harold T.
Sloan and Dr. Walter E. Furr.
Superintendent for the Children's
Division, Mrs. Zeb W. Conley.
Superintendent for the Young
People's Division, Herbert B.
Adult Counselors of the Inter
mediate department, Ralph 'Angel
and Mrs. Lee Guffey.
Counselor of the Adult Division,
Dr. Walter E. Furr.
Officers named' for the Carson
Chapel Methodist church on Car
toogechaye, of which the Rev. I.
L. Roberts is pastor, include the
following: Dr. W. A. Rogers; T.
W. Porter, A. B. Slagle, W. W.
Sloan, Dr. F. T. Smith, . George
Conley, George Stalcup, Henry
Waldroop and Harold T. Sloan.
Bishop Gribbin To Be
At St. Cyprian's Sunday
The 5th district of the Woman's
Auxiliary of the Episcopal church
in Western North Carolina, which
comprises the organizations of
women in the Negro churches, will
hold their fall meeting in Sf. Cy
prian's church, Franklin, on Sun
day, Octorer' 14, opening with a
celebration of the Holy communion
at 1 1 o'clock.
The Rt. Rev. Robert E. Gribbin,
D. D., Bishop of the diocese, will
preach, and will be assisted in the
service by Archdeacon J. H. Ken-1
nedy, missionary-in-charge ot at.
Cyprian's mission.. Other colored
clergy expected to attend are Rev.
John Davis, rector of St. Matthias
church, Asheville, and Rev. E. L.
Avery, of St. Gabriel's church,
Dinner will be served in the new
community ' building, after which
an afternoon session will be. held
in the church, with Mrs. E. L.
Avery, district director, presiding.
A bus has been chartered to bring
members from Asheville and vicin
ity. All friends of St. Cyprian's
mission are cordially invited to attend,
County To Get $110,999
And Jobs For
The works progress administra
tion Tuesday completed detail work
on 13 Western North Carolina pro
jects .submitted by the state, high
way and public works commission
culling for $1,095,102 iu road work
and. employment of 2,510 men this
winter and next spring, A. F.
Weaver, Jr., WPA area chief engi
The prtjects arc being sent to
WTA state headquarters at Kuleiiib
and will be started as. soon as
they receive routine approval there
and in Washington.
.lr. Wtaer said the projects are
scheduled', for completion in from
two1' to eight months after work is
started. Some are for farm-to-,
market roads and others are im
provement of primary roads- in
Two of these projects are in
Macon county and call for a total
expenditure of $110,7V9, and the
employment of ,28.1 men.
List Of P(KfscW
Buncombe county Improvement
of three primary roads at a cost
of $149,329, employing 238 men for
Transylvania county Farm-to-market
roads, county-wide, $77,363,
employing 155 men for eight
Mitchell county Widen U. S. 19
two feet, $15,741, employing 142 men
for two months.
Macon county Farm-to-market
roads, county-wide, $40,000, employ
ing 110 men for six months.
Henderson, county Farm-to-mar-
ktt roads, county-wide, $45,852, em
ploying 107 men for six months.
Henderson county Widen U. S.
74 from Buncombe county line to
Rutherford county line from 18 to
20 feet and place retread over eld
roadway, $136,904, employing 255
men for eight months.
' Swain county Farm-to-market
roads, county-wide, $61,870, employ
ing 200 men for five months.
Cherokee county Farm-to-market
roads, county-wide, $124,026, em
ploying 259 men for eight months.
Graham county Widen U. S. 129
from Robbinsville to Tallulah Gap
from 18 feet to 20 feet and place
re-tread over old roadway, $175,581,
employing 354 men for eight
months. . -
Jackson county Widen state
highway No. 106 .3.1 miles from
Sylva toward Cullowhee and 5.4
miles between Due's Gap and Tuck
asiegee, $82,270. The 3.1-mile stretch
will be widened from 16 to 18 feet
and the 5.4-mile link from 15 to
18 feet. A retread will be placed
over the old roadway.-
Jackson county Widen U. S.
19 four feet from Sylva to Balsam
Gap, $69,442, employing 195 men for
Clay county Farm-to-market
roads, county, wide, $45,785, employ
ing 150 men for five months.
Macon county Widen U. S. 23
four feet from Jackson county line
through Franklin to Georgia 1 line
and build metal arch bridge on
U. S. 64 near Highlands, $70,999,
employing 171 men for seven
months. . j
Western Auto Associate
Open Franklin Store
The Western Auto Supply com
pany, of Kansas City, Mo., an
nounce the opening of a Western
Auto Associate store in the Mc-.
Coy. building on Main street in
R. S. Omohundro is the owner
and operator of the store and it
is now ready for business. The
store, carries a complete line of
auto supplies and accessories! as
well as radios, bicycles, sporting
goods and hardware items.
Mr. Omohundro states that white
the store is now open for business,
Saturday wilt be official opening
day and many special prices will
Pie Supper At Hickory
Knoll October 21
It is announced that there will
be a pie supper at the Hickory
Knoll school house on Saturday,
October 21, beginning at 7:30 p. m,,
for the benefit of the school.
All friends and patrons of the
school are urged to attend.
Missionary Society To
Hold Rummage Sale
The Mary Johnston Allmaa Mis
sonary Society of the Franklin
Methodist church will hold a rum
mage sale in the vacant lot next
to the old Bank Building on West
Main street, formerly occupied by
John Thomas, on Saturday, Oc