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VOL. LVI, NO. 3
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
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Record Budget Presented
To The General Assembly
Proposed And Balanced
Governor Broughton on , Tues
day tran.smit.ted the unanimous re
port of the budget advisory coni-
mission to the general assembly
The proposed budget called fot
a record expenditure of $163,635,
V 382 in the next biennium. The gov
ernor urged that a balanced budget
be maintained, that the sales tax
ie removed from other , items of
necessity and that there be no in
crease of taxes. He stated that the
proposed budget went as far in
expenditure. "as prudence would
The budget and revenue bills
went . before their respective joint
General fund expenditures next
biennium would total about $92,
500,000, compared with $83,750,000
this biennium and $50,250,000 in the
1933-35 depression period.
Highway- expenditures would be
$70,061,000, in addition to $3,815,397
yearly expected in federal aid.
Provision would be made in the
highway budget, for reserving $2,
5UO.000 yearly for possible diver
sion to the general fund though
the budget showed only $2,203,907
as likely to be diverted.
Budget For Schoofla
Schools would receive a record
budget of $57,939,193, with recom
mendations for a proposed pro
gram for all state employees pro
, videdy for in .' the budget with a
$3,408,15 appropriation 't6f""The Ibl
ennium. No salary increases were
. proposed besides those already op
erating .under the earned incre
ment plan. -.
- Other Items -.
, Several recommendations, reflect
ed Gov. Broughton's . influence.
.These' included increased funds for
n forest fire control sp4 ,that : no re
ceipts from hunting and fishing
licenses would be diverted, and in
creased appropriations for expand
ed work in minerals and water
The retirement plan for state
employees would require four per
cent of salaries with the state put
. ting up matching funds.
No opposition has been voiced
to the house committee's plan to
carve a 12th congressional district
out of the 10th and 11th.
The 23 western counties were
shown to have an increase in popu
lation of 107,287 during the past
decade, making a combined popu
lation of 822,697.
The new , 12th district would
have 260,918 population in Bun
combe, Macon, Cherokee, Clay,
Graham, Haywood, . Henderson,
Jackson, Swain and Transylvania
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In - State, Nation
' Bombing raids continue over Eng
land, and terrific slaughter, has
been visited in- densely populated
areas. All able-bodied citizens of
lyondon are required to .join fire
fighting squads fot 'combatting in-
- The Royal Air Force is strength
ening its offensive on- Nazi bases
and other military objectives. Many
officers of the Italian army have
been captured along with troop,?.
The British aircraft carrier, Illus
trious, that was attacked for seven
hours on January 10, by 50 Ger-
" man dive bombers and planes has
come into a Mediterranean port
under her own steam'. This was
the heaviest attack ever made on
Censored reports and broadcasts
out of Germany deny that Nazi
troops are in Bulgaria, or intend
to invade Bulgaria. Turkey is re
ported to be ready to enter the
war if Bulgaria vi invaded.
CHANCES MORE THAN S0-S0
With Britain's success dependent
upon U. S. all-out aid, the polls
are now swinging to more than a
50-50 chance for Britain to win the
ON ALBANIAN FRONT
t On the Greek front latest ntvfs
says that civilians are .moving out
' of Valona, beseiged port on the
Adriatic, and other bases have
been taken by' the Greeks in a
Appointed -To Committees
Dr., W. A. Rogers, Macon coun
ty's member of the House" of Rep
resentatives in the general as
sembly, has been assigned to the
following house committees :
Chairman of insane; asylums;
banks and banking, elections and
election laws, health, higher edu
cation, deaf and dumb, penal in
stitutions, propositions; and grie
vances, public welfare, roads and
salaries and fees.
"The Life Of Christ"
Shown Tuesday Evening
The picture, "The Life of Christ"
patterned after the famous Ober
ammergan and Freiburg passion
plays was shown in the auditorium
of the , Franklin Methodist church
on Tuesday evening to a capacity
audience. Many came from High
lands and other communities.
The invocation was given by the
Rev. Philip L. Green and the ben
ediction was pronounced by . the
Rev. J. S. Higgins of Highlands.
Allen J. Green
Goes To Suffolk, Va.
Allen J. Green, who has been with
the Franklin Press since last June,
left Saturday for Suffolk, Va., to
accept a position . with the Daily
Kws-fterald' oi that city. jJuring
his residence in Franklin, Mr.
Green made many friends whose
good wishes go with him in his new
Coming To Franklin To
Discuss . Youth Problems
Announcement has been received
that C. E. Mcintosh, formerly
state director of the NYA, and now
employed by the University of North
Carolina as . director of the state's
youth survey, will visit Franklin
at an early date.
Dr. Mclntoslvavho is the author
of "Paths to Maturity", a survey
of sections; of the state, is visiting
a number of communities, discus
sing their particular problems with
interested citizens and school auth
The .date of this meeting will be
announced when Dr. Mcintosh ar
ranges the time of his coming.
FLU EPIDEMIC WIDESPREAD
In Asheville and a number of
towns in Western North' Carolina
epidemics of flu have caused the
closing of schools and other public
U. S. WARNED OF
Secretary of the State Cordell
Hull and Secretary of the Treas
ury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., appear-
Secretary Morgenthau told the
house foreign affairs committee
that the British "just haven't got"
dollar assets to pay for supplies
they need, while Secretary Hull
urged speedy enactment of the
lease-lend bill to "invoke the law
of self-defense before it is too
ing before the house foreign af
fairs committee in behalf of the
lend-lease bill, . warned congress
that the U. S. will be imperilled
unless it supplies all-out aid to
U. S. VS. STATE SETTLES
GAME LIFE CASE
The U. S. Forest Service and the
State Department of Conservation
and Development have worked out
a satisfactory settlement of the
long-pending difference in connec
tion with controlling game life in
Pisgah Forest Forest areas in the
state will be given preference
when game is thinned out, and the
state will participate hunting li
President Roosevelt will be in
augurated for the third term on
Monday, January 20.
W V I
GOVERNOR J. M. BROUCHTON
After Escaping From Jail
Victor Carter, 46, of Sylva, who
escaped Macon county jail on early
Sunday morning, January 5, by
tearing a hole in the cell's sheet
metal ceiling, then pushing his way
through the composition roof of
the jail, and letting himself ' to the
ground with blankets, was captur
ed on Wednesday -night about 10
o'clock at the home of Will Coch
rane in the Cowee township.
Deputy Sheriff John Dills who
made: the arrest, said that he had
been at the home of Cochrane
since Sunday night. He was pre
viously placed in jail on December
8, for forgery and was wanted by
officers in tooth Macon and Jack
i -Cantor, .will remain in jailx here
awaiting the April '3r of. the Ma
con county superior court.. AF thtJ
time of his escape, Kenneth Raby,
of Franklin, and Charlie Burgess,
Franklin negro, also made their
escape. So far they have not been
WoodmenOf The World
Elect 1941 Officers
Wayah Camp No. 889 met the
first Monday night in January in
the American Legion hall with a
large crowd present.
The principle feature of the meet
ing was the election of officers
for the year 1941, as follows : Coun
cil commander, John Bulgin; advis
or, lieutenant, Reid Womack; past
Council commander, Erwin Pattori ;
financial secretary, J. H. Brook
shire ; banker, Billy Horsley ; escort,
B. T. Sanders; watchman, Boyd
Long; .secretary, Lawrence Long';
captain of degree team, Jiinmie
Hauser; auditor, Lawrence Pat ton.
Officers will be installed at the
meeting of January 20, at , which
time refreshments will be served.
A full attendance is urged.
Of St. Agnes Church
The annual meeting and church
supper of the congregation of. St.
Agnes church was held at..' the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Ben W.
Woodruff on. last Monday evening.
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan, who
began his ministry on ' November
1 as the successor of the ' Rev.
Frank Bloxham, presided, and made
a report , of the meeting.
Reports were made by Ben W.
Woodruff, warden, and, John Ansel,
treasurer. Officers elected to serve
for the year 1941 are Ben W.
Woodruff, warden,. John Ansel,
treasurer, Joel Tompkins, clerk.
Allen Brooks was elected, dele
gate to the annual convention and
John .. Hamer alternate.
Vacancies For Carpenters
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an open
competitive examination for the po
sition of Spray Painter (for filling
the position of . Painter . (Spray
Gun) for filling vacancies in the
Forest Service, U. S. Department
of Agriculture, Franklin, N. C, the
usual entrance salary being $4.00 a
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an ' open
competitive examination (or the po
sition of Foreman Carpenter, and
Carpenter, for filling vacancies in
the Forest Service, U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture, Franklin, N.
C the usual entrance salary be
ing Foreman Carpenter $5.00 a
day (when actually employed)
Carpenter $4.00 a day (when ac
Competitors will not be required
to report for written examination,
but will be rated on their training
Western 'Counties Served
With SR. Griffin
Announcement has been, made
by S. S, Williams, field supervisor,
Asheville, that the Emergency
Crop and Feed Loan office : will
establish an office in Franklin to
serve , the western counties. The
office will be located in the 'court
house, Franklin, and this work will
be handled with the assistance of
S. R. Griffin, Jr., who will be lo
cated in Franklin, headquarters for
the western counties. Mr. Griffin,
who has been connected with the
Division a number of years, and
who has had a wide range of ex
perience throughout North Caro
lina, will be . in charge of the
Application forms are expected
at an early date and these loans
will be available to all farmers
in this section who are in need
of assistance in their farming op
erations and are eligible for this
type of loan.
First loans made in the state
began in 1929, and since this date
through 1940, 255,458 North Caro-1
lina farmers received loans through
the Emergency Crop and ' Feed
Loan agency, totaling $23,546,000
and repayment to date on ail loans
made is approximately 93 per cent.
North Carolina leads the United
States in the percentage of col
lections of loans.
Julius S. Robinson
Many Out Of Town Rel
atives Attend Funeral
Final rites 'nr... Tubus S. Robin
son, 69, 'were held at the T-raiWin
Methodist church on Sunday after
noon at 2:30" o'clock. The Rev. J.
L." Stokes II, pastor, and the Rev.
A.Rufus , Morgan, rector of St.
Agnes Episcopal church, officiated.
Interment was in the Franklin
Mr. Robinson died in a hospital
in New York on Tuesday evening.
He, with his sister, Mrs. William
D. Hobart, left Franklin in early
November to visit another sister,
Mrs. C. C. Daniels in New York
before going to San Diego, Calif.,
where Mr. Robinson was going to
spend several months with Mrs.
A descendant of a pioneer fain-:
ily prominent in state and county,
Mr. Robinson was-, widely known
throughout Western North Caro
lina. He was a son of the .late
James Robinson, at one time lieu
tenant governor of North Carolina,
and Mary Siler Robinson. He spent
most of his life at "Dixie Hall,"
the beautiful old home of his par
ents, on Main street, where he
was born. -He operated a general
merchandise store here for a num
ber of years. At one time he was
a deputy collector of internal rev
enue, located in Asheville, and was
also connected with the business
department of the Asheville Citizen
The , pallbearers were Thomas
W. Porter, James Hauser, Henry
W. Cabe, Robert Sloan, Harley R.
Cabe and Gus. Leach.
Surviving are the two sisters,
Mrs. Daniels in New York and Mrs.
Hobart in California, and Charles
K. Robinson, editor of the Ashe
ville ' Times, a number of neices
and nephews and other relatives.
Among the out-of-town relatives
and friends here for the funeral
were Mrs." Tim Elias, Dr. Lewis
Elias, Bernard Elias, Donald S.
Elias, Mrs. Charles K. Robinson,
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Gray, Mrs.
Marvin Weaver, Miss Sarah Gray
and Miss Florence Gray, . of Ashe
ville; Mr. and Mrs. John Davis
of Waynesville; Mr. and Mrs.
James Long .of Hazelwood; Mr.
and Mrs. Tom Roane, Miss May
McDowell and Mrs. Blanche Leslie,
of Clayton, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley W. Black, Mrs. D. R.
Bryson and Mrs. Florence Hamp
ton of Bryson City.
Sale Of Christmas Seals
O. F. Summer, county chairman,
announces that Christmas Seal
sales - amounted to $81.13 in Ma
con county. Of this total $42.16
was. raised in Franklin and vicinity
and $38.97 in Highlands and vicin
ity. This 1940 total is 30 per cent
above that for 1939 when the sum
of $62.04 was raised in this county.
Of the $81.13 raised this year
25 per cent will be snt to the
state association and the remainder
will be turned over to the county
health nurse to be used in the fight
Will Be Opened With
First Service Sunday
The fir.it service of worship will
be held in the new' Asbury Meth
odist church on Sunday -morning,
January 19, at 11 o'clock. A second
service will be held at 2:30 o'clock
in .. the afternoon, Dinner will be
served for all persons attending
the services. .
Rev. W. L. Hutchins,' district
superintendent of the Waynesville
district, will spend the day and de
liver the principal address. Special
music for both .services is being
arranged. It is toped that Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Green will sing.
The public is cordially invited to
come and worship with the Asbury
folk and rejoice with them as they
enter their new church.
Of U. S. Navy To Be Here
January 20, 21, 22
A representative of the- U. S.
Navy Recruiting Service will be in
Franklin on January 20, 21 and 22,
and at the postoffice building,
Sylva, on January 23,, 24 and 25,
for " the purpose of interviewing
prospective candidates and accept
ing applications for enlistment in
the U. S. Navy.
An unlimited number of applica
tions will be accepted, and those
who meet the requirements may
be sure of enlistment at an early
Prospective candidates must be
between the ages of 17 and 30
inclusive, poses.S a minimum of a
grammar school education, and
have the consent of their parents
to enlist in. the Navy.
Attention is also given that regis
tration for selective service is not
a bar . to enlistment in the Navy.
Erilistmeuvn.the Navy is allowable
at any time until "a 'V-Uii isa actual-:
ly sworn into the 'selective service
Due to the expansion of the
Fleet, and while the "Two Ocean
Navy" is under construction, those
who enlist in the Navy in the
near future will be offered oppor
tunities for advancement and pro
motion such as have never existed
Postponed By FFC
The federal power commission
granted on .Tuesday postponement
from January 15 until February 3
a hearing on a request of the Nan
tajiafla Power and Light company
that the commission rec6nsider its
finding that interstate commerce
would be affected by the company's
proposed Fontana dam on the Lit
tle Tennessee river in North .Caro
lina. The company said it needed time
to prepare additional evidence.
President's Birthday Parties
Planned By Chairman Potts
For Jacob M. Cloer
Funeral services for Jacob Miller
Cloer, 81, were held on Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the
Watauga Baptist church. The Rev.
James I. Vinson, a Baptist min
ister of Dillard, Ga., Route 1, was
in charge of the services. Burial
was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Cloer was taken critically
ill on Christmas day, although he
had been in declining health for
the past three years. He died on
Monday night about 10 o'clock at
the home of his son, the Rev.
George A. Cloer, on Franklin
Route 4, with whom he was mak
ing his home. -
A life-long resident of Macon
county, he was the son of the late
Mark and Susie Ann Cloer. , He
spent his life on the farm, and
was a member of the Cartooge
chaye Baptist church.
The active pallbearers, al grand
sons, included Andrew Goer, Elza
Dills, Thad Goer, Gordon Dills,
R. L. Goer, and Carl Cloer. The
honorary pallbearers were Sheriff
A. B. Slagle, John Dills, E. J.
Frazier, Ed O'Dell, Joseph Ashear
and R. V. Dills.
Surviving are six children, three
sons, the Rev. George A. Cloer, of
Franklin Route 4; George Goer,
of Franklin, and Thad Goer, of
Cashiers; and three daughters, Mrs.
Hez Dills and Mrs. Carl Angel,
of Franklin Route 1, and Mrs.
Milburn Rogers, of Hazelwood, one
brother, John Goer, of Franklin ;
one sister, Mrs. Sarah West, of
Flag Pond, Tenn, 45 great-grandchildren
and 41 great-grand-chil-dren.
. f ;
Crowd Says Goodbye To
Macon's 2nd Quota
To Ft. Bragg
A large crowd of citizens, rela
tives and friends mathered at the
bus station this ' (Thursday), morn
ing t-o see Macon county's quota
ot registrants leave for Fort Bragg.
All u men were volunteers and
left amid the congratulations and
good wishes of all for their year's
enlistment in the U. S. Army. All
were in fine spirits and happy to
be on their way to their new post .
to receive military training.
lhe special bus arrived about 10
o'clock, having as passengers the
Cherokee and 61ay county quotas
as well. The selective service board,
Messrs E. W. Long, George Dean
and Henry W. Cabe, and Mrs.
Gilmer Jones, clerk of the board,
and Tom Bryson, assistant clerk,
were present to give the boys- a
The group was composed of the
following: Harry Woody, Route 3;
John Sherman Welch, Route 3;
Barnett Howard Glidewell, Otto;
William Henry Sprinkle, Franklin;
Charles Urban Roper, Route 3;
Fred Goldeman Jenkins, Etna;
William Victor Queen, Etna; Lew
Franklin Van Hook, Route 2;
Jesse Bryson Bates, Route 1 ;
James Edward Curtis, Dillard, Ga.,
Route, 1; Robert Swafford, Route
3; Wade Thomas Diet, Leather
man ; Harvey Green, Highlands.
Oscar Erastus Christian, listed
with the second quota, decided he
would not wait for the call, so
had previously gon.e to the Army
Recruiting station in Asheville and
enlisted for three years.
News Of Registrants
Earl Thomas Elliott, of High
lands wlio was on a merchant ves-
f-alU. tbv,:Tieoi reparation on
October 16, came to Franklin S
Wednesday, January 15, and reg
istered with the local board. His
serial number is 1935 and his order
number is 10318.
Ernest E. Bowers, of Stiles, has
been listed by the local board as
a delinquent registrant. Anyone
knowing his address is asked to
communicate with the local board.
' The second contingent of men
from this county, which was set at
12, left by special bus Thursday
morning for Fort Bragg.
300 MILLION ASKED
FOR AIR-CRAFT DEFENSES
Secretary Knox said the navy
was organizing shipyards to operate
72 hours a week, and congress was
asking to authorize 400 more small
war vessels, 280 to be built im
mediately. The house naval com
mittee approved authorization of
$300,000,000 to strengthen the fleet's
Macon Activities Will Aid
The annual "Fight Infantile Par
alysis" campaign is getting under
way this week, it was announced
Wednesday by Jack H. Potts, of
Highlands, county chairman. Mr.
Potts has appointed Lester Arnold
and Harley Cabe as co-chairmen
Among the parties being arrang
ed, the following in Highlands have
been planned, under the direction
of Miss Eva Potts, Highlands
chairman : i-
Theater party, with a percentage
on receipts; O. F. Summer, chair
Bowling Alley tournament, all
proceeds going to campaign; R. B.
Dupree and Buck Cleavekuid.
Keno party," in school lunch
room; Mrs. Frank Pott and Mrs.
Helen Thompson, chairmen.
The dates for the above have
not yet been set.
A square dance at Helen's barn,
Monday, January 27.
Coin Carda And CoEectara
Coin cards will be mailed out by
the chairmen and coin collectors
will be placed in public buildings
and business houses in Franklin
Franklin Plan Incomplete
A dance at Panorama Court will
be one feature arranged by the
rranklin chairmen, Lester Arnold
and . Harley Cabe. The date will
be announced with further clans
next week, . '(-