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PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT Vol. Lvi, no. 8 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY. FEB.. 20, 1941 $150 PER YEAR SENATE PASSES FINANCE BILL Some Of The Measures Before Assembly Past Week RALEIGH, N. C The .senate passed the finance bill on Wed nesday by. vote of 38 to 0, the house passed the revenue measure last week. The bill, which is only a group of amendments to the 1939 continuing act, reduces taxes by broadening sales tax exemp tions and, allowing local govern mental units 75 per cent of re turns from intangible taxes in stead of 60 per cent. However, on account of improved business con ditions it. is estimated that tax re turns will reach a new high $163jOO,000. A measure to provide a .vote on a constitutional amendment which would consolidate state school ad ministration was passed. New Motor Vehicle Dept. The house has passed and order ed ratified, a bill to remove the state highway patrol, the highway safety division and related agen cies from the revenue department to a news motor vehicle department. . The senate passed unanimously and sent to the house a bill to ntist n.. i c. . .governors., to appoint their own irS. IViartna mCVIOUu board of conservation and develop- Dies In Highlands Rabies Prevention Bill Introduced By Dr. Rogers Dr. W. A. Rogers, Macon coun ty's representative in the' General Assembly lias introduced a bill aimed at preventing, any outbreak of rabies in North Carolina, ' The meas-tire would authorize health of ficers to appoint rabies inspectors. The present law requires all dogs to be vaccinated , for rabies by a veterinarian appointed by the county health officer. The admin istration of this law is under the N. C. Department of Agriculture. At the time of its passage it was put through' the General Assembly as a measure to protect stock on the farms from the frequent me nace of being bitten by . mad dogs. The loss of farm animals from hydrophobia is still considerable. Dr. Rogers' measure would make more effective the protection of man and beast from 'the danger of rabies. American Legion Wants Addresses Men In Service The Macon Post of -the Amer ican Legion desires the addresses of all Macon county men in any branch of military service, old or new. Gilmer A. Jones, commander, requests that families or relatives of the men will send addresses -to him or to W. Roy Carpenter, Franklin. Envoy to Britain K ' " jm"' '"' "t ' L-ZJ' ri,- ' .' jC; CAMPAIGN FOR SCOUT FUND Adult Membership . Drive By Local Committee This Week ment, increasing the membership from 12 to 15. "Crmtth Tax" BJU The senate, has passed and sent to the house a "crash tax" bill on " vote of 27 to 11. The measure provides the addition of a 50-ccnt fee to the cost of auto license plates towards a fund to pay hos pital expenses up to 21 days, of crash victims. Highway BUI sThe new highway reorganization bhT provides that the highway commissioners shall represent the M rs. Martha M cCloud, 83, died at the home of her son, A. C. Holt in Highlands on Thursday after noon at 1 o'clock following an ill ness of several months. Mrs. McCloud was born in Franklin and spent her life here and in Highlands. She was a mem ber of the Franklin Baptist church. She was married to Dr. T. W. McCloud, who died a num ber of years ago. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 :30 o'clock at the Franklin Baptist church. slate as a whole, and not. be. con- I Rev. C. R Rogers. ftastor. Rev. A. I "iw'tu icpicsciiiauve oj ineir ownj Highway distnct. . , "It is the in tent and purpose of this act that all of said commission and the terian church, will officiate. Burial Rufus Morgan, of St. Agnes Epis copal church, and "Rev. R. B. Du- Pree, of the Highlands Presby- John G. .Winant, former Republi can governor of New Hampshire, packs his bag- in a New York hotel preparing to travel to Washington for instructions and thence to Lon don. Winant, a labor expert, is the new United States ambassador to Great Britain. The tenth annual enrollment 01 Adult Members of tin- I'.ov Scouts will be lield throughout Western North Carolina starting Monday, February 17 and continuing through Saturday. Rev. J. L. Stokes II and Ben McGlamery are the committee in charge of the enrollment in Frank lin. This committee which is con ducting the canvass -for funds this week, announces that a substan tial amount will remain in Frank lin after payment of required membership dues to the Daniel Boone Council and be applied to the building of the, proposed new scout house. Mr. McGlamery stated that the Junaluskee Lodge of Masons had consented to the continued use of the rear lot of the lodge and for the new building on the site of Recruiting Unit 1 REMOVES TAX PENALTIES Will Be In Franklin On February 23, 24, 25 The 1'nitcd States: Army Mobile Recruiting I'nit will be in Frank lin oti Kcbrn.iry' 23, 24, and 25 for the purpose of accepting applicants for 'enlistment, in the regular army. 'This l.'nit,; accompanied by Ser? geant Charles C. Wilson and Ser geant Carl I). Stover, is equipped to .carry out- the examination and shipment, of applicants to enlisting stations. A moving picture showing life in the Army will ie shown Monday night, place as yet not designated, free of charge, and everyone is invited. We have a f,ew choice vacancies in the Philippine Islands and a few in Panama and Hawaii for those desiring foreign service. We . also have vacancies in the states for those who . do not desire foreign- service.. .Men who are subject' to call under the selective service act have an excellent opportunity of picking their station and branch of service by enlisting for three years.':' Beer License Of L. T. Moss Revoked By Commissioners The beer license of L. T. Moss of Highlands w'as revoked by the county commissioners at a special meeting held Monday. Ralph Wood of Kyle was also reported. Pe titions from people of both com munities were presented to ' the commiissioners asking their action in getting rid of the two stands. Insufficient evidence against Wood delayed action on his case. Moss failed to appear, but after hearing the evidence the . commis sioners found as a fart that, he Bad ""operate? Jus premises , .m a disorderly manner, . and therefore ordered that the license heretofore- issued to him for the sale of chairman shall represent the state at large and not be representative of any particular division," the bill 3a id. '.' The measure also instructed the commission to pay particular heed to the' improvement of " farm-to-raarket roads and school bus routes ' Approves U. of N. C. Increase Governor Broughton has approv ed an increase of $260,436 yearly over budget figures for the great er University of North Carolina, which, according to President Frank Graham will go to -new teachers small pay raises, new equipment, etc. '''.. will be in the" Holly Springs' church beer and wine bc revoked cemetery. The pallbearers will be W. T. Moore, Henry W. Cabe, Walter Bryson, Jack Stribling, Hary Holt and Richard Holt. The flower girls will be Mrs. Harry Holt, .Mrs. Hel en Rucker and Mrs. W. M., Sut ton.. . . : ' Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. W. McConnell, of Frank lin, Mrs. A- J. Newman, and Mrs. May Hunt, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. E. P. Jarrett, of Spring field, 111., and one son, A. C. Holt, of Highlands; 24 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. As The World Turns A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation and Abroad. BRITAIN PREPARES FOR INVASION Britain is preparing her defenses for the threatened invasion attack expected at an early date, before U. S. aid increases. German bomb ing of London and other cities con tinues with some loss of life. Fires, caused by incendiary bombs are quickly controlled. A Japanese of fer to mediate in the war accuses the U. S, and Britain of "war preparations in . the Pacific. This and Indian, troops at Britain's stronghold on the Malayan pen insular have checked Japan's axis inspired move in that region. Brit ish warplanes have seized the bal ance of power in Southeastern Asia. BROTHER'S GUN KILLS CHILD Gun In Hands Of 15-Year Old Boy Causes Fatal Accident the old one, the building to be of a standard to meet the approval Baptist S. S. Convention Z , f w,t,' At Liberty Church scout committee to make this new j The Maco Coun Sun" building a community project with ! School Convention will be held th ronnration of other oruan za- i on aunuay .'.auernoon, reuruary w. Dr. Rogers' Bill Passed By Legislature Affects Macon And Avery "f.tlii" recentlv penalties in Macon tions with the Rotary Club which sponsors the Franklin troop. A cub troop and a second troop of Boy Scouts are included in the local program. J. S. Conley'of Franklin will di rect the enrollment in Macon, Swain, and Jackson counties which is the Smoky Mountain district of the Daniel Boone Council, To take care of planned enlarge ment in organization , the council plans to add a third man to the stuff this spring. In addition to the organizing of new units an enlarged program of activities includes the develop ment of the Boy Scout Reserva tion, a tract of 635 acres in Hay wood county that iniwW purchased by the council last summer. Washington's Birthday Is Legal Holiday Saturday, February 22, is cele brated as a legal holiday through out the nation as the birthday of George Washington. The . bank and the postoffice will be closed on that day. 1 at the Liberty Baptist church, it has been announced by Paul Swaf ford, president of the convention. The principal address' will be de livered by Rev. C. 0. Bfookshire, of Franklin Route 1. The program, which is scheduled to begin at 2:15 o'clock, will open with a song by the Liberty choir; The devotions will be led by L. O. Rickman, of West's Mill, fol lowed by the reports from the various Sunday . .schools in the county. Miss Christine Browning will give a talk on "The value of plans in Sunday School Work." All churches in the county are urged to send a large representa tion of members, PRESIDENT SENDS DEFENSE EXPEDITER President Roosevelt will Averell Harriman to England in the next 10 days as a defense ex- se nd was considered in wnaon as an -..!;., w. ,;it R,-;t sue. -:, axis diplomatic "peace offensive BALKANS-GREECE-TURKEY The week has witnessed Hitler's preparations to march . through Bulgaria on Greece and a Bulgarian-Turkish non-aggreesion pact which is interpreted as favorable to Hitler, and exceedingly danger ous for Greece. BRITAIN-TURKEY Turkey still maintains freedom of action in her existing obliga tions to Great Britain, who holds that her aid to Greece will con tinue against both Italian and Ger man aggression, 'and that Greece will not yield to Hitler's demands for peace terms with Mussolini. . AFRICAN FRONT The British continue their sweep ing victories over the Italians in Africa. Ethiopian warriors are re volting against their Italian rulers and British are pressing towards Addis Ababa. Red Sea ports are falling into their hands. AUSTRALIAN TROOPS LAND AT SINGAPORE Arrivtl of Auttnlian, MWyan ain's needs with supplies being' sent from the U. S., handle contracts, estimates, etc., under the anticipat ed Lend-Lease bill. PRO AND CON ARGUMENTS ON LEND-LEASE BILL The lend-lease bill is being threshed out on the floor of the Senate this week. Opponents speak ing included Senators Vandenburg, Clarke Nye and Johnson of Cali fornia. Senator Bailey of North Carolina, Hill of Alabama and Connelly of Texas, Democrats spoke Wednesday in its favor. Pas sage is expected next week. AIR BASES FOR GUAM AND SAMOA A house bill has been approved to expand naval air bases at Guam small island in the Pacific belonging to U. S, 1500 miles from Japan; and Samoa, an island in the southern Pacific KNUDSEN REPORTS PLANES BUILT Production Manager Knudsen re ports 1,036 airplanes delivered in January, and expects a total out put of I WOO this year. f Another family gun,, carelessly left loaded around the house, 'has brought tragedy besides death into a Macon county home. Henry Judson Reeves, ten-year-old son of a widow, Mrs. Texie Roper Reeves of the Oak Dale section, was accidentally killed by his 15-year-old brother, Billy, with a shotgun last Saturday 'afternoon. Sheriff A. B. Slagle, who went to the scene of -the tragedy soon after it occurred, reported that it appeared from all evidence to have been accidental. Mrs. Reeves said that she had previously told her son to remove the shell from the gun and that" she thought it had been done. The younger boy wis coming toward the house from the yard where he had been cutting wood and the older boy was stand ing in the doorway close by when the gun discharged, entering the child's body near the heart and causing death instantly. No inquest was held. ' , Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon. Rev. Robert Williams and Rev. Edgar Parks officiating. Pallbearers were James Wild, Andrew Reeves, Glen Reeves, Ter rell Parrish, Austin Raby and Joe Raby. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. C. M. Reeves; one brother, Billy; five sisters, Beulah, Alice. Lela, Delia and Rebecca; and three half brothers, Ralph, Lee and James Reeves. The father of the family, the late Charles M. Reeves, also met accidental death when he was kill ed by a falling tree about two years ago. . Town Auto Tags On Sale By Lions Franklin automobile tags are now being sold by members of the Lions Gub and others. The tags are black and lettered in yellow, to be attached above the license tag. This year they are being sold for fifty cents, the proceeds going to the sight conservation fund of the club. With this fund many school children with eye defects are supplied with proper glasses. Senior Class Elects Officers And Superlatives The senior cla.ss of the Franklin high school has . elected the fol lowing officers : Lewis Patton, president;' Dick Sloanvice-president; Jennie Scott, secretary, and T. L. Jamison, treasurer. The superlative for this class were elected as follows: Prettiest girl, Frances Ashe; most handsome boy, Chuide Leath crman ; most athletic girl, Ella Moore; most athletic boy, Claude Leathernian;'" class Romeo, Allan Brooks; class Juliet, .Kathryn Long; smartest girl, Helen Potts; smartest boy, William Ledford; class girl flirt, Dorothy Penland ; class boy Jlirt, Dick Sloan; most likely to succeed girl, Helen Potts; boy, Porter Duncan; most intel lectual girl, Helen Potts; most in tellectual boy, John Wasilik, 111 ; class rambler, Kenneth Bryant ; quietest girl, Edna Shepherd; quietest boy, Conley Bradley; most studious girl, Kathryn Long; most studious boy, William . Ledford; most original girl, Mamie Adding ton; most original boy, Dick Sloan; most influential girl, Kathryn Long ; most influential boy, Lewis Patton; most popular girl, Dorothy Reid ; most popular boy, Lewis Patton; most courteous girl, Jennie Scott; most courteous boy, Bob McClure; most mischievous girl, Mary Evelyn; Angel; most mis chievous boy, Andy Patton; most dignified girl, Dorothy Penland; most dignified boy, George Tes srer; neatest girl, Pauline Wilds; neatest boy, T. L. Jamison; man hater, Pauline Rowland; woman hater, Keith Gregory; class baby girl, Frances Ashe; class baby boy, Andy Patton ; best sport, girl, Mary Evelyn Angel; best sport, boy, Claude Leatherman; friendli est girl, Evelyn Sondheimer; friendliest boy. Porter Duncan. Volunteers Acceptable Says Chairman Long E. W. Long, chairman of the Macon county selective service board, said Wednesday that the board would like to emphasize that volunteers for military trains ing and service would be accept table at this time. , To date all men leaving on the three calls have been volunteers, according to Mrs. Maude Jones, clerk of the board, but the next call will probahly include draftees, as there are at present only, four white volunteers and two colored men. Mrs. Jones stated that 23 men have gone to Fort Urag in the three calls towards Macon county's total quota of 86 required by June 1. There will be another call shortly, including colored draftees. A cert if it'tl c passed hill, removinj. I rum current taes county. h;ts 'been eut tu SheriJl" A. B. Slagle liy I Jr. W. A. Rogers, county representative and author of the legislation. ' The 'bill as tnacf.ed into law reads as follows: H. B. No. 25. An Act Abolishing Tax I'rnaltiies ; In Macon County The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact : Section 'I; That.no penalties shall be charged against any taxpayer in Macon county for non-iayment of taxes enacted fpr the year one thousand nine ''.hundred and forty or any year subsequent thereto. However, nothing, herein shall be construed ,so as to remove penal-, ties on any taxes levied pryor to the year one thousand nine hun dred and forty. Nor shall anything herein be so construed as to pre vent the addition of interest at the rate of six per centum per an num on delinquent taxes. Sec. 2. This 'act shall also apply to Avery county. Sec. 3. This act shall apply only to Macon and Avery .commies. Sec. 4. That all laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the pro visions of this act are hereby, re pealed. " Sec. 5. That this act shall' be in full force and effect from -and after its ratification. In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 31st day of January, 1941. . R. L. Harris, President of the Senate ; . v O. M. Mull, . . Speaker. Of the House of Representatives. Burrell To Operate Puroil Service Station W. C. Burrell has taken over the operatoin of the new Puroil service station at the intersection of the Asheville and Highlands highway across the river. Wood row Burch is the new manager. He will also have ' charge of the Burrell : Motor company's used parts business which ' has been moved to this location from the Main street location. A number of used cars are also on this lot. First Red Cross Shipment War Refugee Garments The first shipment of war refu gee garments made by the women of Macon county' has been sent to Washington headquarters of the American Red ' Cr.cys's, Mrs. J. E. Perry, chairman of production of the Macon Red Cross reports. Mrs. Perry .states 'that. -the gar ments made represent 3,345. hours of work by volunteers in knitting and sewing. The completed garments include : 20 layettes, 23 hospital shirts, 26 boys' shirts, 26 girls' dresses, - 9 women s dresses, 33 women's wool shirts, and 20 girls' wool skirts. The knitted garments were: nine shawls, five . men's sweaters, 10 women's sweaters, 52 children's sweaters, .42 pairs socks,' 19 caps, one scarf. '.'.: Another assignment of materials is. expected at an early date. Dr. N. B. Stokes To Speak Sunday Rev. N. P.. Stokes, 1). I), re turned missionary from Korea, will speak at th,e morning service of the Franklin Methodist church next Sunday, as a feature of the laymen's day " program. His sub ject will be the work of lay Christians in the Orient. Dr.' Stokes is the father of the pastor, the Rev. J. L. Stokes. II. Legion Gives Banquet To Macon's Volunteers Otter Creek Center Dedication Next Sunday Dedication of the Otter Creek community building will be held next Sunday, February 23, begin ning at. 10 a. m. A basket lunch will be served and all friends are invited to attend. The building has been constructed by the National Youth Administration. Tompkins Chief Speaker; Macon Quota Left For Camp Wednesday Preceding the departure on Wednesday morning of Macon county's selective service men to Fort Bragg for a year's military training, the Macon Post 108 of the American Legion gave the nine draftees all volunteers a banquet Monday evening February 17, in the Legion hall Hon. Dan Tompkins, former member of the House of Represent tatives and candidate for lieutenant-governor, was the principal speaker. Mr. Tompkins was Batal lion Sergeant Major 56th Signal Corps the same outfit in which A. R. Higdon, present adjutant of the local post served and saw active service in France. Mr. Tompkin' Speech Speaking on present war condi tions, Mr. Tompkins stressed pre paredness, emphasizing that every man should serve his country in some capacity either as a volunteer or under the selective service call; that those who .desire freedom of .speech and freedom of the press must be willing to fight for it. The speaker called attention to the fact that in proportion to popula tion North Carolina had more, of ficers and men in the , last war than any other state. He also re called that this state wis respon sible for the Bill of Rights being a part of the Constitution of the United States. Besides members of the Legion and volunteers, . E. W. Long, chairman, and Henry W. Cabe, member of the board were pre- ent. Rev. J. L. Stokes II gave the invocation and Guy Houk intro duced the speaker. ' Nine Men Lemre The young men leaving on the special bus Wednesday morning that also carried draftees from Cherokee and Clay counties- were those listed in last week's Press. Kenneth Ansel Dowdle, alternate, if not called on to fill a place of any of the those leaving Wednes day who may be disqualified after reaching camp, will be in the next call 'IK i

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