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VOL. LVI, NO. S
Proportionate Share of
A meeting of North Carolina's
delegation in Congress, called by
Senator Bailey considered pos
abilities of developing , national
defense industries in the state, in
a move for a greater share in de
iense spending. Munitions plants
in the west and shipbuilding
facilities on the coast were dis
cussed. Efforts to locate a munitions
plant in Old Fort was reported to
the meeting by J. T. Anderson, of
the state department of conserva
tion and development representing
Governor Broughton.' A site and
building is reported offered.
Wmtw Gin TVA Power
Representative Weaver, of Ashe
ville, said there were a number of
sites in his mountainous district
available for munitions plants,
pointing out there were many pro
terted vallevs and ample power.
Weaver, discussing available TV
A power, expressed the opinion
power Kenerated at TVA dams' in
North Carolina should be used for
industries of that state instead of
"beine shipped to Tennessee.
Representative Barden of New
Bern, and Bonner of Washington,
outlined the advantages of their
districts for shipbuilding facilities.
Bailey Citm Unequal Share
Bailey reiterated his belief the
state was not receiving its propor
tionate share. Estimating defense
spending would total $25,000,000,000.
he expressed doubt North Caro
lina's share would exceed $250,000,
. He added that on the basis of
population North Carolina was en
titled to $640,000,000.
"When the bill is paid North
Carolina will pay her chare of
about $700,000,000." he said. "Un
less we get something like that
amount, we are going to be the
Will Preach Sunday
Dr. George Billingrath, president
of the Rabin Gap-Nacoochee In
dustrial school, wiFl deliver the
sermon at the 11 o'clock Presby
terian service here Sunday. The
public is invited to attend.
Owing to the epidemic of in
fluenza in the Mulberry commun
ity, the school closed last Monday.
A two teacher school, there were
only 11 pupils in both rooms Monday.
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation
Secretary of War. Stimson said
that the probability of an untimate
British victory would be overwhel
ming if Britain survives the crisis
of the expected German invasion
attempt this spring and summer;
He told the senate foriegn re
lations committee that enactment
of the lend-lease bill would go far
toward stiffening the morale neces
sary for Britain to survive that
In addition, he said the bill
wolld afford the United States a
chance by that time to re-arm.
BRITAIN WILL FALL
WITHOUT U. S. AID
Great Britain, China and Greece
cannot continue to fight armed
forces of the Triple Alliance un
less President Roosevelt's "lend
lease" bill is approved. Secretary
of the Treasury, Henry Morgen
thau, Jr., told congress.
The house foriegn affairs com
mittee approved a mid 1943 time
limitation and other amendments to
the lease-lend bill while Secretary
Stimson told a senate committee
(hat the measure might save the
British Navy if England fell
PRESIDENT GREETS -LORD
President Roosevelt broke all
precedents when when he steamed
put into Chesapeake Bay to greet
Uoti Halifax new Sritits An
Receives Volunteers And
The local, board of registration
announces the following additional
natness of registrants received at
the office" -this week; Volunteer,
Billy Carl Long, Route 2, Frank
lin; new registrants, George Mc
Donald, Franklin and Earl Thomas
According to Chairman Erwin
W. Long, any single man,, regis
tered or not registered for selec
tive service training, who is over
17 years of age, wishing to vol
unteer for a year's military train
ing will please call at the local
draft board and do so.
Anyone under 21 years of age
wishing to volunteer are notified
to bring their parents' permission
in writing with them.
The local office expects the call
for the next quota of registrants
during the next 30 to 40 days to
exceed,, the number of volunteers.
So far Macon county's quota has
been filled with volunteers..
For State Products
RALEIGH, Jan. 29. A plan for
increasing farm income in North
Carolina through the adoption and
promotion, of a broad agricultural
merchandizing program and use of
a proposed uniform label to denote
farm products of quality was pre
sented by the State Department
of Agriculture Tuesday, January
28, at a meeting of growers, pack
ers and others.
An elaborate exhibit of merchan
dizing methods and advertisement
programs successfully used in the
State of Maine were shown at the
meeting at which Sturges Dorrance
of New York City, president of a
nationally - known merchandizing
counsel firm, was . the principal
Governor Brough ton, Senator L.
V. Ballentine of Wake7"and"Kp.'L.
L. Burgin of Henderson, .chairmen
of the General Assembly's agricul
tural committees; State College Ex
tension Service officials and other
state leaders attended.
Commissioner of Agriculture W.
Kerr Scott, commenting on the mar
keting proposal, said that "obvious
ly North Carolina needs and must
have a broad merchandizing pro
gram for agriculture if the farmers
are to receive a just share of the
consumer's dollar,'' Adding that "our
farm products are relatively un
known in the great market centers
of the nation today, and in order
to successfully compete wtih. pro
ducts of other states and secure the
appreciation of quality products
grown by- our farmers, it seems
most necessary that we adopt some
uniform label that will attract the
buyer's eye." '.,
bassador, who arrived riday on a
LONDON IN RAIDS
Wendell Willkie is spending
strenuous days in London, touringg
ruins and bomb shelters talking
to people in all walks of life, and
conferring with leaders of the
government while incendiary bomb
ing is again resumed by Germans
after a 10 days lull
Willkie intends to return by
plane late next week ahead of his
On five fronts war rages in Af
rica. The British have taken
Italy's Libyan base of Dernia and
are driving towards Benghasi.; Gen.
De Guaile's "Free rench" mechan
ized units and camel cavalry swept
225 miles into southern Libya, des
troying the Italian garrison at
the oasis of Marzuck. British air
forces gave support in Eritrea and
Ethiopia where Emperor Haile Se
lassie is leading his former sub
jects against the Italians. Italian
Somaliland haj been bombed and
penetrated by patrols from Kenya.
Bristish colony to. the south.
MET AX AS, CREEK
General John Uetaxas, Greek
premier, who has directed her
victorious defense, died last Tues-
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1M1
Navy's New Chief
Rear Admiral H. E. Kimmel was
named commander-in-chief of the.
United States Fleet in a sweeping'
reorganization of America's sea'
forces. Currently commander of
the battle force, he will succeed
Vice Admiral James O. Richardson.
The Atlantic patrol force is being
elevated to the status of a full fleet.
Advances of 25 per cent will be
made, on fire insurance rates in
Franklin, where electrical defects
have been established, has been
announced by the N. C. Inspection
and Rating Bureau at Raleigh.
Notices have been received by
the mayor, the city electrical in
specter and fire insurance agents
of Franklin from the bureau that
the rates would- be increased on
buildings not complying with regu
The owners of buildings recent
ly inspected who receive notices
from the inspector pointing out
electrical defects are urged to have
corrections made immediately so
that their rates will not be ad
Dr. Beecher Joins
Staff Of Angel Hospital
Dr. G. H. Beecher, of New York
City, who came to Highlands tin
first of January as a resident phy
sician, has accepted a position on
the medical staff at Angel hos
Dr. Beecher, who has had exten
sive medical experience, will spe
cialize in urology. He was gradu
ated from the University of Wis
consin in 1932 with the degree oi
Doctor of Philosophy. In 1937 he
was graduated in medicine from
the medical scliool of McGill Uni
versity in Montreal, Canada.
Lions Club Holds
The Franklin Lions celebrated
"Ladies Night" last Monday eve
ning, entertaining wives and guests
at Panorama Courts with a de
lighful dinner party. .
Thad D. Bryson was toastmaster
at the after dinner festivities which
were enjoyed by all. One interest
ing feature was a question-and-answer
contest. Mrs. Jack San
ders won out, standing up to the
last question, Bill Johnson coming
out second. A ham was auctioned
off, the proceeds going to the
work of the club. The music lead
off with the singing of "the Star
Spangled Banter", with Mrs. Ave
rell presiding at the piano.
The . Governor of North Carolina
this month received a check from
the U. S. Treasury in the amount
of $14,094.53, representing one
fourth the value of the timber cut
from National Forest lands in
North Carolina during the fiscal
year ending July 1, 1940.
The Nantahala National Forest
contributed $8,450.64 of this total,
better than one-half of the total
sum, althongh the Nantahala acre
age is only one-third of the total
National Forest land in North Car
olina. Macon county's portion of
these receipts will be approximate
ly $3,500.00. This money is to be
used by the county . for schools
Of an the timber sale receipts
for timber cut on the Nantahala
National Forest, one-fourth is re-'
turned to the counties in the for
est for roads and schools; In ad
dition, 10 per cent is returned to
the Forest Service for the con
struction of roads and trails within
the National Forest
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Crop And Feed Loans
Now Available Here
S. R. Tiffin, Jr.-, field supervisor
for the emergency crop and feed
loan office, announced "today that
emergency crop and feed loans for
1941- . are available to farmers in
Macon county and . applications for
these loans are now being received
in Franklin -at clerk of the super
ior court's office.
As in the past these loans will
be made to farmers whose cash
requirements are .small and who
are ineligible for a loan from other
sources including production credit
associations. Money will be loaned
to meet the applicant's necessary
cash needs for preparing and cul
tivating his crops or for purchasing
or producing feed for livestock.
Borrowers who obtain loans for
production of cash crops are re
quired to give as security a first
lien on the crops financed and, in
cases for loans for the purchasing
or producing of feed for livestock.
a' first lien on the livestock to be
And Pending In Assembly
In Past Week
In its third week, the 1941 Gen
eral Assembly passed one impor
tant measure, providing for con
gressional redisricting, and virtu
ally passed another relating to the
letting of emergency highway' con
tracts for national defense. Other
important legislation was introduc
ed featuring a number of measures
dealing with transportation and
transportation facilities, and in par
ticular the bill to provide retire
ment pensions to scliool teachers
and state employees.'
The highway contracts bill would
permit the Highway and Public
Works Commission to let Contracts
for national defense highway pro
jects without competitive bidding.
Sent to the House Committee on
Education; a 24-page bill provides
both for old-age retirement and for
disability pensions for teachers and
state employees, to be financed
through joint contributions of em
ployers and employees.
Ten highway measures, many af
fecting transportation, were intro
duced. Perhaps the most important
to local units is a bill appropriating
$3,000,000 from gas tax and license
tees during 1941, 1942 and mi tor
highway improvements in cities
and towns throughout the state.
The allotment would be made on
population and state highway mile
age ratios, and although the money
would be used primarily to improve
highway streets, the balance may
be applied to streets forming Con
necting links- with the highway or
county system, or farm-to-market
Other measures related to trans
portation would: place a 90-day
minimum Sentence for second con
victions for driving drunk or untie.
the influence of narcotics ; require
school bus drivers to secure cer
tificates of fitness and competency
from county school bus chief me
chanic as well as from highway
patrol ; . and, because of its value
to national defense transportation,
make the injuring, capturing or
killing of any homing pigeon a
Othar Bills lataroducad
A bill to provide an annual fund
of $100,000 to aid and equalize pub
lic library service in the state was
introduced, as was one making
mandatory the revocation of t he
beer license of any person who
sells beer to an intoxicated person.
Another public act,, which would
probably affect only Clay and
Cherokee counties, would extenu
tax exemptions enjoyed by N. C.
electric membership corporations to
similar out-of-state organization
serving N. C towns and rural com
munities, if the N. C REA finds
that state companies cannot feas-
bly supply the communities.
First among bills of legal sig
nificance is an effort to reduce
the punishment for first degret
burglary, first degree murder, ax
son and rape from death to ' liic
imprisonment, when recommended
by the jury. Another measure would
allow divorced women to resume
the name of a prior deceased hus
band, or her maiden name.
In the interests of sanitation a
measure was presented to dispense
with the requirement that the Holy
Bible be kissed in taking oaths,
whUe another biHwas offered pro
viding for the purchase of $20,000
worth .of pocket editions of the
New Testament to be given by
the state to army draftees. The
Senate received a measure calling
for the installation of an elevator
or escalator, in the State Capitol
Building, and both Houses passed
a resolution ' calling attention to
the week of January 23 as "Pea
John May Dies
From Auto Accident
The funeral of John May, 32, of
the Kyle section, who died last
Friday night of a broken neck
suffered in an automobile accident,
was held at the Briartowh Church
last Saturday afternhon. Rev. T. D.
Denny officiated andburial was in
the church cemetery.
. The accident occurred on Thurs
day night, when his automobile
rolled down a 50-foot embankment
near his home, landing in White
Oak creek after turning over sev
eral time's. -The accident was due to
a slippery road, it was reported. A
cousin, noy juay, wno was also in
;.. it .
the car, was uninjured.
The deceased was a member of
the Briartown church. He was em
ployed on . the Nantahala dam
Surviving are his widow, two
small children, his mother, Mrs.
Mark May and four brothrs, Ebb,
Carl, Grady, and Britt May.
Parkway Bids Asked
For Six-Mile Sector
Iiids on a six-mile section of the
Blue Ridge Parkway .between Soco
Gap and Witch (iap in;" Jack.'in
and Haywood counties will be re
ceived in Washington February 20,
tne Highway Commission was in
formed last week.
The sectors in question extend
through the Cherokee Indian Res
ervation and their construction will
mark the end of a long dispute
with the Indians over right-of-way
through their lands. The Highway
Commission met its share of the
parkway burden by settling with
the Indians for $40,000 in cash and
a road between Soco Can anil
On Account Of Fire
The mattress project will resume
work Monday morning, February
5, in its new quarters in the'Andv
Reid building near the river
bridge on U. S. 23, Sam Menden
hall, county farm agent, an
Mr. Mendenhall .stated that the
offices of the farm agent and his
assistant, and of the AAA are
doing business as usual in the
Agricultural building, : since that
part of the building was not dam
aged by the fire that occured on
FSA I Leach Building
K. F. Montague, of the Farm
Security Administration, announces
that offices have been establish
ed on the second floor of the
Lcarh building over the Tavern.
Home Demonstration Headqlarteri
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill is mak
ing her headquarters at present in
the curb market building belong
ing the Macon County home de
The county commissioners will
take early steps to repair the
building as soon as insurance ad
justments and other preliminaries
can be settled, it was leared today.
Highway Comm. Resigns
Broughton Asks Assembly
For Term Of 4 Years
Following the resignation last
week of the state highway commis
sion, Governor Broughton will ask
the general assembly to reorganize
the state highway and public works
commission so that the terms of
the chairman and members of thta
body will expire with his won, it
was announced Monday.
The governor confirmed reports
that he planned such action, but
declined to state whether the pro
posed reorganization would include
a change in the present number of
10 highway districts.
. Four-Year Terms :
Under his plan, the chairman
and members of the commission
would be appointed for four-year
terms. This would mean that in
the ' future each governor would
appoint his own commission, with
out either legislative reorganization
or the voluntary resignation of the
In Broughton's case, the com
mission appointed by Governor
Hoey, with staggered terms of ix
years, resigned voluntarily, so that
he might appoint his own body.
"I would not want to make ap-
$1.50 PER YEAR
For Infantile Paralysis
On President's Birthday
A large crowd is expected to
attend the President's , birthday
party tonight at the" Panarama
Courts when a square dance is
plannel by the' Franklin committee.
The proceeds will go to the
funds for the nationwide fight
against infantile paralysis under
the auspices' of the National
Foundation established by Presi
dent Franklin D. Roosevelt. One
half will go to the national fund
and one half remain in the county
to help local cases.
In Washinton and from one end
of the country to the other biirth- i
day parties will be held tonight in
honor of President Roosevelt's 59th
birthday. The president, himself a
victim of the dread "polio", will .
speak over all the major networks
tonight at 11;24 p. m.
Screen stars from Hollywood,
have arrived in Washington to at
tend the ball tonight, but the
President will celebrate quietly at
the White House with a dinner
and birthday cake.
Ernest Dills Wins
High Score in FFA
The seed judging team of the
Franklin Future Farmers of Macon
County won first place in a contest
held at Sylva,' with Macon, Clay,
Graham, Jackson, Swain and Hay
wood counties competing.
The team from Bethel in Hay
wood County, won second place
and the team from, Hayesville
Clay County won third place.
Ernest Dills, of Franklin, was.
high " scoring boy of the contest,
Ned Clark, of Bethel, was second
high and Sam Ramsey, of Franklin
was third high.
Ariail Elected Director
' Of Jackson County
At the meeting last week of the
board of directors of the Jackson
County Bank, R. L. Ariail,' exeo
tive vice-president, was added to
the board of directors..
The following officers ' were
elected for the ensuing year: S. W.
Enloe, president; R. L. Ariail, exe
cutive vice-president; E. L. McKee, .
vice-president; R. W. Harris, vice
president; W. J. Fisher, cashier;
W. W. Bryson, assistant cashier;
Thomas A. Cox, secretary; R. L.
Ariail, assistant secretary.
Vice-president . Ariail reported to
the stockholders' meeting that the
bank deposits and resourses show
ed a gain of more than 23 per
cent during the year, stating that
deposits had increased from $991,
000 at the beginning of the yeajr to
$1,253,000 at the close. The bank
paid a dividend of ten per cent to
the stokholders on December 10,
anr ten per cent of the capital
stock was added to the surplus ac ,
The Jackson County Bank has a
branch bank in Highlands.
ning beyond my own term," he
said. "Consequently, it is my plan
to ask the legislature to make the
terms run for four years."
"No PromiM" '
Governor Broughton .said that he
had made no promises or com
mitments, and that he did not ex
pect to name the commission or
its chairman for several months.
"As a matter of fact, I haven't
even made up my mind who's go
ing to be on it," he added.
Mentioned for the post of chair
man are Senator Ben Prince of
Hcndersonville, former Senator
Wilbur Bunn of Wake county to
succeed Frank L. Dunlap.
The eastern North Carolina cham
ber of commerce has urged the
appointment of an easterner, stat
ing that Frank Page of Raleigh,
head of the first commUsion, was
the only chairman who had lived
in the east.
Others mentioned for the, post
are Commissioners T. Boddie Ward
of Wilson, T. Max Watson of
Spindale and Tom Wolf of Albe
marle, and former Chairman Capus
M. Waynick of High Point.
Broughton said he had not re
ceived any letters of endorsement.
He added: "And I'm not asking
for any." ,
pointments to the commission rua-