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PROGRESSIVE .' - LIBERAL INDEPENDENT
of Macon County
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1941
$130 PER YEAR
To Korea Will Speak
Jwice Here Sunday
Kev. M. B. , Stoke, ; Methodist
L sermons on . the situation in
Far East here ; next Sunday,
huary 5. at Carson's Chapel at
JO o'clock service and at the
f nklin 'Methodist church at the
lit. Stokes, the father of the
J L. Stokes, II, pastor of
.Franklin Methodist church, re-
( eft. Korea on tlic advice of
to .department. He iays the
Roveminent is bringing
i.o litar upon the mission
t'": Korean field and the
has Ken t'on:ed to with-
Xctiu a lew kev men.
K i-xnecied to arrive
Iklin Friday" and will prob-
lend several days here. He
accompanied by his wife.
t: Minis tors Tt
I Here Monday
Macon County Baptist Min
Oonierence will be held on
January 6, at the Frank
VL church, , it has been
by the Rev. Robert
erk of the convention,
am which is scheduled
10:30 o'clock will open
dtional led by the Rev.
J of Satulah,. Ga. fol
ia two minutes report
'tinJsters. The Rev. J. G.
astor of the Highlands
lurch will speak on
discipline," according . to
res, , . ' ,
ely following lunch,
be served by the ladies
urch. The Rev. C. F.
1 lead a discussion on
lunisters arc invited to be
jntl In State, Nation
"' series of raids over a vast
J Britain is bombing objectives
Italy, Greece and the retreat-
fascist armies in Libya be-
Bardia and the important
base of Tobruk.
ancea continue, advanC;
lerrible weatner conai-
Valona, taking over
ns and war supplies
broadcast i by btalin reports
the Russian dictator as . saying
' Soviet Russia is ready for every
eventuality and! for this purpose is
in aatate of tptal mobilization.
NEW YEAR DEATH TOLL
The New Year death toll over
the United States is reported to
be MtHivet last by violent means.
lead this total
BUND - ' . .
The German-American Bund is
disclosed by the Dies committee to
be a military organization demand
ing absolute loyalty to the Bund
"fueurer" by its members, and bas
ed on Nazi racial and disciplinary
J. U. Broughton will be inaug
urated Governor of. North Caro
lina a January 9.
DANIELS SAYS MEXICAN
RELATIONS BEST EVER
Ambassador Daniels, spending the
holidays at his home in Raleigh,
told reporters that relations of
Mexico and all countries south of
the Kio Grande with this country
" T are the best ever. Too long did the
A peoMe of the United States and of
J Pan-American countries have tbeir
eves turned exclusively on Europe,
'Tr. Daniels said.
r niNrrit PLEDGE
ouldfuppORT TO DEFENSE
all v.k romiin hankers have
"itai Pledged their credit resources
(Jfr ii,thnid development ot staie
( lories to meet me oronnuj
iansw necessary for defense program.
tli 'GRAHAM COUNTY LODGE
nvfTO COST JSfl.00
At-1 TV.e Snowbird Mountain Lodge,
m It JXOT) structure on the Joyce
ft I k'r'mce Vnmt road. 12 miks from
Urt'l K-l!nsiiie, is being rushed to
7 'com;leton to wrre the spring and
i s.-rner tourist eB
Held For John Edwards
Here Last Saturday
Funeral services for John W.
Edwards, 37, chief U. S. Deputy,
marshal for the district of West
ern North Carolina, were held at
the Franklin Methodist church
here last Saturday morning.
The services were conducted by
the Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor
of the Franklin circuit, and ihe
Rev. W. G, MacFarland, pastor of
the Haywood Street Methodist
Church, Asheville.' interment was
in the - lotla Methodist church
Mr. Edwards died in an' Ashe
ville hospital early Christmas night
from pistol wounds he inflicted On
himself after fatally wounding Mrs.
Marjorie Young, 27 year-old Swan
nanoa cafe proprietress, around 10
p. m. Christmas Eve. Mrs. Young
died in the' same hospital about
12:45 a. m. Christmas day.
According to witnesses of the
double shooting, Mr. Edwards came
into Mrs. Young's cafe, shot her
four times at point-blank range,
then turned the gun on himself.
The witnesses quoted him as say
ing that Mrs. Young had broken
up his home and cost him his job.
Charles Price, U. S. Marshal for
Western North Carolina, stated
that he had discharged Mr. Ed
wards . last Monday after Mrs.
Young had complained of his atten
tions to her.
: Mr. Edwards had been with the
U. S marshal's force for five years,
first being employed as a deputy
at Bryson" City in 1935. He came
to Asheville in 1936 as disbursing
officer and was made chief deputy
two year, later.
No one will be appointed to fill
the vacancy in the marshal's office,
Price said Thursday. Paul Teal,
office deputy, is scheduled to be
come chief deputy, and areas I in
the district will be reapportioned
among the remaining deputies so
that it will not be necessary to
employ another man. '"
The son of -the lateJW. H:
and Clarissa. Russell Edwards, Mr.
Edward was born in the lotla
section of the county- ki, 1903.: He
attended 'the University of Norti
Carolina and: .took a, " law - cotyle
at LaSalle extension university in
Chicago. : . ; " -' ' ,-V-!
He organized the first Young
Democratic club here in the county
and was a leader in the county
Democratic party. He served one
year as state secretary of the
Young Democratic, clubs, another
as state treasurer of the organiza
tion, and was also 11th district
chairman for a time.
- Early in manhood, Mr. Edwards
taught in the public schools of the
county. Later he became a painter
and a correspondent for the Ashe
" Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Thelma Franklin Edwards; four
children; Helen, John, Jr, Ruth
and Barbara Ann ; two brothers,
Thomas Edwards of Greenville, S.
C, and Henry Edwards of Cali
fornia ; and one sister, Mrs. Nettie
Barnes of Wilson.
Members of the Franklin Moose
Lodge, of which Mr. Edwards was
a member, acted as pallbearers at
the funeral. C T. Bryson, Lester
Arnold, John Cunningham, J. J.
Mann, Wade Arvey and J. C. Crisp
were the active pallbearers. Ben
Harrison, San ford Mann, B. B. Le
noir, Ralph Welch and other mem
bers of the lodge were honorary
Among the out-of-town persons
here for the funeral, were : Roy
Francis, assistant U. S. district
attorney, Asheville ; John Norton,
revenue officer, Asheville; John
Sharron, Paul Teal, Jr, Robert
Beam, Mack Poston, Paul Sosser
man, and O. C Turner, deputy
marshals; Eugene Taylor, W. T.
Shelton, and Avril Calhoun, U. S.
commissioners; R. V. Welch, sher
iff of Haywood county; Everett
Smith, sheriff of Clay county;
Neal Kitchin, deputy sheriff of
Clay county; G. H. Martin, sher
iff of Swain county; Sergant T.
A. Sandlin, of Bryson Gty; State
Highway Patrolman Harold Maney,
of Sylva; Wade Moody, connected
with state highway in Asheville,
and Mrs. Moody.
Rev. George W. Davis
Is New Baptist Pastor
Rev. Gorge W. Davis arrived
in Franklin on hat Thursday to
begin his duties as pastor of the
lotla, Co wee, Sogarfork and Mt
Hope Baptist churches. He replaces
the Rev. R. F. Mayberry, who re
signed . to accept a charge at
Mr. Davis comes to Macon coun
ty from the Oiocominity-Aurora
fields near Washington. N. C He
was also a former pastor of the
Marietta Street Baptist church in
County . Merchants Do
It looks as though North Caro
lina is finally rounding the corner
behind which old man Prosperity
has been hiding for the past ten
years if s retail trade figures for
1939 are any index.
According to the Bureau of the
CensiUS, retail sales in North Caro
lina totaled $633,240,000 in 1939,
only about one J per cent below
the dollar volume reached Jn 1929.
Compared with 1929, the retail
merchandizing payroll is 7 er cent
higher, there are 26 per cent more
full-time employees, and part-time
employment has increased 68 per
cent. . v . .
' The number of employees , in the
state is 34 per cent higher than in
19.35. and the payroll is 38 per
cent higher than in that year,
Maooo'a Total Sale $1,654,000
In Macon countyi according to
the 1940 census, there were 149
stores , in operation during 1939,
with total sales amounting to $1,
Biggest sales in the county dur
ing the year were turned in by
the automobile dealers who 4id
$357,000 worth of business in the 12
month period. Next were the coun
ty's 64 food stores and predomi
nantlyfood stores with sales equal
ing $336,000. Filling stations sales
reached $205,000 and general mer
According : to the census, " there
were 134 active proprietors of un
incorporated businesses in the
county and an average of 154 em
ployees during the year. The total
retail sales , payroll in the county
for 1939 was $98,000. ; f ; -
Final Rites Held For
f Funeral services for Miss . Blanche
H. Willis were held on Tuesday
i afternoon : at 2 o'clock at the
Bryant Funeral Home": here. " , : '
The. Rev. C F,. Rogers, pastor
of ; the Franklin Baptist church
and the Rev. A'. Rufus Morgan,
rector Of the St. Agnes Episcopal
church, offiaiated. Interment was
in the Franklin cemetery.
Miss Willis died at her home
here on West Main street early
Monday morning following an ill
ness of four months. For the past
several yeans she has been work
ing with the American Red Cross
in New York City. She, ( and her
parents ' who came here from
Florida, operated the Franklin
Terrace hotel for about 23 years.
The pallbearers were Guy L.
Houk, J. S. Conley, Fred S. Sloan,
Henry W. Cabe, James E. Perry
and Richard S. Jones.
Surviving are her parents, Judge
and Mrs. John B. Willis; one
sister, Miss Mary Willis, of Frank
lin, and one nephew, John Willis
Fox, of Raleigh. .
The ont-of-town relatives and
friends here for the funeral in
cluded Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Shealey
and Mrs. L. B. Allen, of Alexander
Gty, Ala; J. W. Shealey, of
Waverly, Ala.; Mrs. Sam P. Neely,
of Atlanta, Ga.; Miss Janie Nev
ille, Mack Neville, of West Union,
S. C, and Mr. and Mrs. John
Willis Fox, of Raleigh.
Last Rites Conducted
For Mrs. George Henry
Last rites for Mrs. George Henry,
37, - were held at the Dryman's
Chapel Methodist church last Sun
day afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.
The Rev. Randolph Wilson of
Scaly officiated. Interment; was in
the church . cemetery. . . .
Mrs: Henry died at W ome on
Tesenta early Sunday-morning, lol
knving an illness of eight months.
The former Mae Alma Pattert
son, she was born in Macon coun
ty on May 5, 1903, the daughter
of Mrs. W. H. Patterson and the
late Mr. Patterson. She was mar
ried to Mr. Henry in 1925. She
was a life-long member of the
Tesenta Baptist church. .
The pallbearers were John Dills,
G. L. Garland. Glen Cabe, Tom
Ballew. Lynn Stiwinter, and Mil'
Surviving are the husband; five
children, Norman, Robert, Howard,
Hal and Harold; her mother;
three brothers, Hollis, Claude, and
Ernest Patterson; and one sister,
Mrs. Effie Penland. - '
As a measure to prevent any
possible inflation of the .nation's
money in the rapidly increasing
pace of business under the defense
program the Federal reserve sys
tem this week proposed removal
of the president's power to de-
I value th dollar.
Scheduled By Home Dem
Macon county's Home Demon
stration clubs will begin work for
the new year, with "Outlook" pro
grams scheduled for the January
meetings. The clubs plan to study
Home Improvement Within and
Without" as' their major project
for 1941. V
The schedule for the January
meetings is as follows: ::
January 2, Otto schoolhouse :
January 3, Higdonville, Mrs. Tom
Russell; January 7, Walnut Creek,
Mrs.' Fannie Keener; January 8,
Holly Springs, Mrs. Harve Cabe;
January 13, Otter. Creek school;
January lo, bcaly, Mrs. Ernest
Vinson : January 20. lotla. . Mrs.
January 21, Oak Grove, Mrs. C.
A, Bryson: I anuarv 22. Cartooire-
chaye, Mrs. Jeff Enloe ; January
ii. Hickory Knoll, , Mrs. Charlie
Roger.; January 24. West's Mill.
school lunchroom; January 27,
stiles, Mrs. Pearl Ramsey; Jan
uary 28, Patton, Mrs. Anna Led
ford : January 29. Union, school
lunchroom.- ' -J
The following officers . will be
gin work this month. - V -
Walnut Creek: Mrs. F. E. Mash
bum, -president ; Mrs. George
Keener, vice-president; Mr& Ellie
Peek, secretary and treasurer.
Holly Springs: Mrs. Jack Cabe,
president; Mrs. C. B. Kinsland,
vice-president, Miss Callie Deal.
secretary and treasurer.
Utter Creek: Mrs. Lallie Wilson,
president; Mrs. Lola May, vice
president: Mrs. "B. A" Baldwin.
secretary and treasurer.
lotla:. Mrs, R. L. Poindexter,
president; Miss Jrene Sloan, vice
president; Mrs. Ralph West, sec
retary and treasurer.
Oak Grove: Mrs. Dwight Par
rish, president: Mrs. C. A. Brvson.
vice-president; Mr. Ernest Crunk-
leton, secretary and treasurer.
Cartoogechaye : Mrs. W. N. Dal-
rymple, president; Mrs. Zeb Con
ley, vice-president ; Mrs. Harriett
setser, secreUry and treasurer.
Scaly: Mrs. J. N. Fisher, presi
dent; Mrs. rjAhn Burnette, vice
president; Irs. Ernest Vinson,
secretary and treasurer.
Wesf a Mill : - Mrs. Georee Potts.
president; Mrs. 1 Fred McGaha,
vice-president; Mrs. Leo Gibson,
secretary and treasurer.
Patton : Mrs. Kat McNeil.
ident; Mrs.. Harley Stewart, vice-
president; Mrs. Anna Ledford, sec
retary and treasurer.
Union: Mrs. J. W. Addington,
president; Mrs. S. O. Sellers, vice
president. Miss Veo Burrell, sec
retary and treasurer.
Hickory Knoll: Mrs. - Vance
vannocic, president; Mrs. Jim Gray,
vice-president: Mrs ' Rnhort ' T A.
better, secretory and treasurer.
nigdonville: Mrs. Robert Fulton,
president; Mrs. Prichard Russell,
vice-president; Mrs. Prelo Drvman.
secretary and treasurer.
btiles: Mrs. Grace Welch, presi
dent; Mrs. Laura Byrd, vice-president
; Miss Eddis Anderson, sec
retary and treasurer.
Otto: Mrs. Arthur Kinsland,
president: Mrs. Iris Hen son
president; Miss Clara Norton, sec
retary and treasurer; Mrs. Mill
ard Norris, assistant secretary and
New Year Promises To Be
Prosperous And Eventful
Experts Predict Record
Business Year In
U. S. History
Exploding fire-crackers, the
clamor of automobile horns, and
the ringing of bells officially wel
comed 1941 to Frankin and Macon
county Tuesday night.
In sharp, contrast to the stormy
advent of 1940 one year ago, the
weather was as clear and mild as
a May day.
Despite the grim and tempestu
ous international outlook, Macon
looked forward to the new year
with a good deal more hope and
enthusiasm than in the past few
yearV Merchants and business
firmsvita one of the most suc
cessful Christmas seasons in years
behind them, expect a continuation
of the present boom; in business
fostered by the two dam con
struction projects of the Nanta
hala Power company, with the pos
sibility of a third, the much-deferred
Fontana dam. poing into
construction sometime daring 1941.
With National Dce;se as the
key-note, 1941 is x; u:. i to be
the best business year in the
IS NEr QUOTA
Group Leave On January
16th For Year Of
Macon will send 13 registrants, ,
all volunteers, to , Fort Bragg for
a year's training in the Army Jan
yary 16, the office of the local
board her revealed this wek.
The quota for the second . con
tingent of men from this county .
to be sent to Fort Bragg was set
at 12 by state selective service
officials. There will be one addi
tional man in the group to replace
Carl Paul Mason, one of the first
two registrants sent from this
county, who was turned down by
Army officials' at Fort Bragg.
; Lv On Special Bus
The men will report to the office
of the local board at 8:30 a. m,
Thursday, January 16, to receive '
their final instructions. They will
leave on a special bus at 9:15, ar-"
riving at Fort Bragg at 9:30 that
night, after stops in Asheville -and
Monroe for meals. . : ,
The group, as announced by the
board, will consist of Harry Woody,
Route 3, the replacement for Ma
son; Thermon Henry, Route 3;
John Sherman Welch, Route 3;
Barnett Howell Glidewell, Otto ;
William Henry. Sprinkle, Franklin ;
Charles Urban iRoper, Route 3;
Fred Goldeman ,; Jenkins, Etna;
Oscar Erastus Chastain, Highlands ;
Lew Franklin Van hook, Route 2;
Jesse Bryson Bates, Route 1 ;
James Edward Curtis, Dillard, Ga., .
Route 1; and Robert Swafford,
Wade Thomas Dietz, Leather-.
man, and Harvey Green, Highlands
were named by the board as sub
stitutes in case any of the group
failed to qualify at Bragg.
Perry Epps Merritt, listed as de
linquent by the board last week,
has been located in California.
Major J. G McDonald, liason of- ,
ficer v for ! the assistant' ' secretary
of war, conferred with local board '
members and clerks here Tuesday
afternoon. He is attached to state
selective service headquarters in
C S. Ray Passes At Home
On Burningtown Friday
Final rites . for Canaro Smith
Ray, 84, were held at the lotla
Methodist church Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Robert
Williams, a Baptist minister of the
Oak Grove community, conducted
the services. Burial was in . the
Mr. Ray, a farmer and merchant,
died , at his home at Burningtown
Friday evening at 7 o'clock, follow- .
ihg an illness of one year.
A son of the late Henry Hardin
and . Elizabeth Moore Ray, Mr.
Ray was unmarried. He was a
member of the Methodist church. -
Pallbearers were James Wild,
Cecil Baldwin,. Harry Ray,: Blake
Roland, Frank Wild, and Austin
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs.?
J. L. Barnard and Mrs. J. F.
Palmer, of Franklin and two
brothers, George M. Ray, of
Prairie City, Ore, and Wiley E.
Ray, of Bow, Wash.
country's history. The complex.
task of re-anoing America is pro
viding employment for millions of
workers, orders for 'every type of .
manufacture., ; ;
Natural Income To ExomJ 14S .
Business experts predict that the
estimated national income of $75,-
000,000,000 for 1940 will be exceed
ed by at least $6,000,000,000 in 1941.
This would call for a reduction in
unemployment of '50 per cent,, an
increase in building of 20 per cent,
and an increase jrt- retail trade xf ,
57 per cent ' i -u
The new Congress which goes
into session on Friday, is expected
to go into immediate action oa .
two major issues aid to Britain,
and federal finances. In his address
to Congress Monday the president
will probably reveal details of his
"lease-lend", pan for helping Brit- wl
ain, whereby America would lease
or lend war materials to Britain
for return or replacement after the
Out of the mass of hopes and
fears" and predictions for 1941 this
week, only one thing seemed cr'S
tain 1941 is slated to be or
the most eventful y'-.'t
history of this
world. - -