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VOA. LVI, NO. 21
Two To Be Built In N. C.
Fontana Dam May
Yet Be Built
Announcemtnt was made Wed
nesday that the Tennessee Valley
Authority is planning to build four
new dams in' the Hiwassee river
basin. All available office space in
Murphy has been taken for the
engineering and land acquisition
engineers, it was also learned.
As proposed,. the four dams would
be built as follows:
(1) A power dam on Hiwassee
river near Appalachia in Cherokee
(2) A power dam on the Ocoee
river near Ocoee Dam No. 2 in
East Tennessee, about 12 miles
from the North Carolina state line.
(3) A .storage dam above Hiwas
see dam on the Hiwassee river in
(4) A storage dam on Nottely
river in North Carolina.
.Far! Dcfmte Need
It is stated that the new stor
age and power dams are necessary
in the face of possible shortages
in case of drouth and the needs
of increased demands for defense
Indications point to an early
start on dam construction. It was
explained that if congress hesi
tates to vote more funds for the
TVA, the necessary money could
'be allotted from .national defense
The.se would greatly increase
power facilities in addition to the
22 million dollar Hiwassee dam
built in 1935-39; and the huge
power house built 1939-41. This
dam is generating power for other
TVA projects, for Murphy and
rural lines. Necessary materials of
war demand additional expansion
to TVA power.
May Build Fontana Dam
The possibility that TVA may
build the Fontana dam on the site
considered by the Aluminum Com
pany of America, was announced in
Knoxville this week. TVA officials,
however, have remained silent on
the possible plans. .
James Terry Higdon
Passes On Monday
The (infant son, James Terry, of
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Higdon, 19
days old, died at the home on
Monday at 4 a. m. after a few
hours' illness . with membranous
Funeral services were conducted
at the home on Monday afternoon
at 3 o'clock; the Rev. C. F. Kog-
ers, pastor of the Franklin Baptist
church, officiating. Interment was
in the Franklin cemetery.
Surviving besides, the parents are
. . T . . 1 ' A I Tl .
two sisieis, j una mm ana ocvcuy;
and two brothers; Alfred, Jr., and
Tommy; and one half brother,
The sympathy of many 'friends
are with Mr. and Mrs. Higdon in
For Mrs. Wm. McCoy
Funeral services for Mrs: Judia
Louise McCoy, 81, were held on
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
at the Gold Mine Baptist church.
The Rev. James I. Vinson, A Bap
tist minister of Dillard, Ga., route
1, officiated, assisted by Rev.
Frank Holland, of Cullasaja. Inter
ment was in the Gold Mine ceme
Mrs. McCoy died at her home
in the Gold Mine section on Tues
day night at 10:30 o'clock follow
ing an illness of 11 years. Death
was caused from paralysis.
A daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. William and Elixabeth Via
son fee, Mrs. Mcvoy was torn
oh April -30, 1859, and has been a
life-long resident of Xfacon coun-1
rty. On January 30, 1879 she was :
married to William N. McCoy. At
the age of 16 years she joined the
Gold Mine Baptist church.
. Surviving are her husband and
ten children; five daughters, Mrs.
Montgomery Holland, of Gneiss;
Mrs. Radford Holland, of CuMa
saja; Mrs. S. N. Reid, of Gniess;
Mrs. Price Dillard, Willets, Jack
son county; and Mrs. Lee Mc
Clure of Gneiss; and five sons, J.
A, J. T S. E, S. M, and H, L.
McCoy, all of Gneiss; four sisters,
Mrs. Annie Jones, of Franklin;
Mrs. Millie Evans, of Cullasaja;
Mrs. Dora Dendy, of Gneiss; and
Mra. Callie Vinson, of Dillard, Ga.:
and one brother, George Peek, of
Rich wood, W. Va.; also 62 grand
children and 52 great-grmndchil-drea.
Of Defense To Meet With
TVA And AAA
The Workers Council of I)ek'nse
of Macon county will meet on
Saturday morning, May 24, at 10
o'clock, at the Agricultural build-
in is'. '
( At this time the TVA and AAA
committeemen will meet with the
council. Since June 1st is the time
set for all Live-At-Home enroll
ment cards to be returned to the
county agent's office, Sam Men
dcnhall, county agent, and Mrs.
Florence Sherrill, home demonstra
tion agent, . have called this meet
ing. Pig Chain
Given By Rotarians For
4-H Clubs And FFA
Through the cooperation of the
Franklin Rotary Club, a pig chain
is being started in Macon county.
The Rotary Club has purchased
11 purebred small bone Poland
China pigs, 10 females and one
male. These pigs have been dis
tributed to Macon county 4-H
Club boys and Future Farmers of
America. These boys ,are to raise
these pigs to maturity and from
the first litter of pigs they pro
duce they will give" one pig to the
Rotary Club to be passed on to
some other deserving 4-H Club
member or Future Fanner.
The supervision of this project
is to be under the direction of
the Vocational Agricultural teach
er and the - County Agent's office
of Macon county. It is their in
tention to instruct the.se boys in
approved methods of caring for
and handling' these animals until
completion of their project.
"A project . of this type will not
only introduce good breeding stock
into the county, but will be of
great value to the boys participat
ing," said T. H. Fagg, assistant
farm agent. "It will teach thein
the value of , purebred breeding
stock in their' farming program,
good . feeding practices for their
swine, better methods of housing
and sanitation, and above all it
will give the boys a small business
of their own witll a certain amount
"The vocational agricultural de
partment, county agent's office, and
boys cooperating in this project
are deeply indebted to the Frank
lin Rotary Club for the fine work
it is doing to help the rural youth
of Macon county," said Mr. Fagg.
S. S. ZAMZAM
C. A. Setser Gets Message
Daughter and Family
Landed in France
The anxiety of many friends and
relatives was relieved Wednesday
morning -when C. A. Setser receiv
ed a wire that his daughter, Mrs..
W. Kirkpatrick Morrison, her hus
band and , two children, who were
passengers on the torpedoed Egyp
tian liner, Zamzam, were safe.
The steamer which was en route
from Brazil to Capetown, West
Africa with 322 passengers many
of them -missionaries and ' their
families overdue for 26 days was
first reported from London tor
pedoed in the Atlantic A German
broadcast Monday night reported
that the vessel was sunk, but that
all passengers, including 128 United
States citizens, were safely landed
at St Jean de' Luz, France. It
was probably from this informa
tion that Mr. Setser's telegram
was tent No direct news has come
from the passengers of the tor-
Mrs. Morrison, the former Miss
Elinora Setser, daughter of C A.
Setser and the late Mrs. Pink
Dalrymple Setser, went to the Bel
gian Congo, West Africa, as a
Presbyterian missionary about 14
years ago. She married the Rev.
W. K. Morrison, aso a missionary,
while there. They returned on fur
lough in the Spring of 1940 with
their two children; Lois, 9, and
Kirkpatrick, 5; visiting their fam
ily here at that time.
Mrs. Morrison has many rela
tives in Maicon county on both
the Dalrymple and Setser sides,
including Mrs. Louis Phillips, Mrs.
Furman Angel and many others.
One sister, Mrs. Alexander Shive,
is also a missionary in the Congo.
She is the niece of Miss Callie
Setser, Route 2, and John Dal
rymple, Route 1, Franklin, ,
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1941
To Macon Crops
The continued dry weather has
damaged the lespedcza crop seed
ed, this spring by at least half,
and also the potato crop, accord
ing to Sam. Mendenhall, county
farm agent. He stated also that
.spring oats has suffered most
among other crops, at least an
estimated 25 per cent, i
The frost last week hit the gar
dens hard, and reports from many
sections state that a number of
gardens will ; have to be partly or
Agent Requests Return
Of Enrollment Cards
Of the 2,050 enrollment cards
mailed out to Macon county farm
ers from the farm agent's office
for the "Food and Feed for Fam
ily Living" campaign, only about
600 have been returned to date.
The final date set for this enroll
ment is June 1, Sam Mendenhall,
farm agent, requests all who have
not yet mailed in their cards to
do so as soon as possible. .
With 60,000 or more farm fam
ilies already enrolled, John W.
Goodman, assistant director of Ex
tension at State college, says a
concerted drive will be made to
1 : - l. Afntv . i- ir r
j e j t r ! t -
and Feed for Family Living cam-
paign before the June 1 deadline
When a farmer or his wife
signs one of the "Food and Feed'
for Family Living" cards, there i s
nothing binding 6,n them except
their conscience. The cards merely
state that the farm family wishes
to voluntarily have a part in mak-
in g for a stronger, healthier rural
North Carolina in 4941.
Governor Broughton will sign
a certificate of recognition for
every family which grows and
conserves at least 75 per cent of
its food and feed requirements for
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State. Nation
Berlin has admitted heavy losses
from RAF intensified bombing '
raids. There has bee.it a lull in J
bombings of Britain,-following the .
terrific destruction of the recent
attacks that damaged many more
historic buildings m London. Chur-
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to continue "with increasing server-
A fierce battle is raging on the
historic island of Crete Greek
owmed British stronghold since the
downfall of Greece. British and
Greek troups are repulsing with
terrific fury troops landed from
the air and the sea estimated 10,
to 12,000 the first day (Monday).
By parachute, air transport and
glider Nazi troops continue to de
scend. Troops disguised in uni
forms of ; New Zealand soldiers
1.500 -were reported .killed. The
slaughter of Nazis has been great.
British claim that the invasion has
Military sources declare that no
invasion of an island can succeed
without mastery of the sea. Ger
many would have to destroy Brit
ish sea power in the Mediterranean
and the Atlantic to'make effective
an invasion of Crete or the Brit
ish Isles. If Crete were occupied,
the Suez canal would be almost
hopelessly exposed to capture.
Heading Crete's combined forces
against the Nazi air-borne inva
sion is the famous General Frey
burg, a Nevr Zealander.
German bombers claim to have
dealt heavy blows to the British
fleet in the Mediterranean, hit
ting one battleship, five cruisers
and a destroyer, leaving four in
flames presumably near the island
of Crete. No confirmation of this
from London. Berlin radio claims
Nazis have captured some -strategic
Hitler has declared unrestricted
sea warfare in the Red Sea, follow
ing the announcement that Americ
an ships were delivering supplies
to Britain in those waters.
The Duke of Aosta's entire It
alian army has surrendered to the
British in Ethiopia, with 19,000
taken prisoners. The British are
busy completing their conquest and
releasing thousands of troops to
the battlefields of Syria and Iraq
and Northern Africa. Last reports
were that the British were smash
ing heavily, beating off Gcrnua
Of 11th District To Meet
Here Saturday Night
The 11th Congressional District
division of Hie National Associa
tion oi rostmasters wilt meet m
Franklin Saturday evening, May
14. 1 lie meeting will be held at
the American Legion hall at 7:30
o'clock a;id dinner will be . served
by the ladies of the Kasttrn Star.
. Postmaster T. V. Porter, of
Franklin who will be host to the
visiting postmasters, states that he
is expecting between 60 and 75
in attendance. E. W. Eubank,
Hendersonville postmaster, will be
the principal speaker. J. C. - Allen,
of Hickory, president of the North
Carolina chapter of the association,
will not bfl able to attend. Mr.
Porter expects a full meeting which
will precede the annual state con
vention which . will lmeet in Hick
ory June 10 and 11. He has invited
a group of Franklin, citizens to be
his guests on this occasion.
The guests will be welcomed by
Mayor John O. Harrison and Guy
L. Houk, and the response' will be
made by J. H. Howell, postmaster
of Waynesville. .'."
S. K. Yelton of Spindale will de
liver the president's address, and i
J. e.. Kickman. former postmaster
t t- i r n i i ,
f ,Frankn' ,,-,Tdeer ,he1Ibenf-
d.ct10n Dr. J L. Stokes II w.
?tttr mvoca ,on' and the,rC W,U
be 3 f" ms,cal program also.
' . r . .'
j "ecorauon lay
j At Bethel Cemetery
j All persons who have friends or
relatives buried at Bethel cemetery
on the Highlands road are asked
to meet there on Monday morn
ing, May 26, for the purpose of
cleaning .the grounds in prepara
tion for Decoration on Sunday
morning, June 1. Everyone inter
ested is urged tp come prepared
aerial attacks on these fronts.
Concern is felt over the transport
0f Nazi supplies across Turkey.
The United States and other
members of the foreign diplomatic
corps have received word from
their embassies and legations in
Berlin that they would have to get
their representatives 'out of Paris
by June 10.
As Hitler tightens his hold on
the Vichy government, much con
cern is -felt" as to the fate of
France's northern Africa colonies
also ' German domina
tion of Syria, which will come into
Nazi hands as the Petain govern
ment collaborates more closely
with their conquerors.
A political crisis threatens in
Northern Ireland as Ulster nation
alists, comprising about one-third
of the population, sought support
from President deValera of Eire
.southern Ireland free state in op
position of conscription of Ulster
ites for the British army. North
ern Ireland, comprising Ulster, re
mains under British rule.
GERMANS MAY HOLD
24 FROM ZAMZAM
While stating unequivocally that
all passengers on the Zamzam were
landed safely from the' torpedoed
Zamzam, Berlin threatens to hold
24 American ambulance ' drivers
who were en route to Africa, some
for the Free-French ambulance
President Roosevelt this week
created the office of Civilian De
fense to mobilize full powers of
civilians for home defense efforts
and named Mayor Fiorello H. La
Guard ia of New York as its di
rector. Secretary Knox 'indicated prepa
rations to use numbers of small
airplane carriers to safeguard
Jesse Jones, loan administrator,
announced the allocation of $650,
000,000 to build new government
owned airplane, aluminum and mag
HULL SAYS AID OF U. S.
CANNOT BE STOPPED
Secretary of State Hull said in
a radio address last Sunday night
that U. S. safety requires that we
see to it ""that Great Britain re
ceives adequate supplies for her
successful resistance." He said, "we
shall find a way."
Baptist Sunday School
Convention Meets Sunday
The Macon County Baptist Sun
day School Convention will meet
on Sunday afternoon, May 25, .at
the Highlands Baptist church, it
has beeii announced by Paul Swiif
The program which is scheduled
to begin at 2:30 o'clock, will open
with a congregational ' song, follow
ed' by devotions led by Glenn
Shuler of Highland's. Immediately
. following the roll call, reports front
the various churches, and the an
nouncements made, the Kev. I.
G. Benfield, pastor of the High
lands Baptist church will speak on
"The Sunday School and The Re
vival." Miss Marie Neely, of Highlands
will sing a solo, and Rev. i. W.
Davis, pastor of the Cowee Baptist
church, will deliver the principal
All churches in the county arc
urged to send a large delegation.
The public is invited to attend.
Will Graduate At
The following llacon 'uiity
young people will graduate at Br;
vard Junior college on June 10:
Hazel Bradley, Otto; Virginia Tes
sier, Marie Scott, Franklin ; Eu
genia Duncan, Franklin Route 1 ;
Frank Fleming, Jr., and Fritz Wal
droop, Franklin Route 1.
51 Macon Farmers
Secured Land Bank Loans
In Macon county, 51 farmers .se
cured land bank and land bank
commissioner loans totaling $47,780
for, the period May 1, 1933 to De
cember 31, 1940, ' according to a
release issued by the Farm Credit
Administration of Columbia, S. C.
In 1940, six farmers of the coun
ty availed themselves of the short
term credit service offered by their
production credit association, the
amount loaned being $1,400.
Both national farm loan associa
tion and production credit associa
tion are affiliated with the Farm
Credit Administration. Land bank
and land bank commissioner loans
are made for the purpose of. im
provement of farms or for the re
financing of mortgage indebted
ness on farm land. Production
credit loans are made for the
growing of crops and livestock, and
for almost every purpose for which
a farmer needs short-term credit.
Successful Year Completed
The Otter Creek school drew
down the curtain pn a - successful
year Thursday night.
On Sunday, May 11, Dr. Stokes
of the Franklin Methodist church,
preached the baccalaureate sermon.
His subject was "By the sweat of
thy brow shalt thou earn thv dailv
On Wednesday night, May 14,
the elementary students gave a
program built around the theme
Thursday was annual field day.
Nearly . every student participated
and over 40 small prizes were giv
en Many high marks were set,
especially in the baseball throw, '
broad jump and rope jumping con
tests. Thursday (night Charles Hollman
of Western Carolina Teachers
college addressed the seniors.
Gordon Moore, chairman of the
county board of education, also
Prizes for attendance were award
ed to Joe Evans, 8th grade, An
nie Rose Smith, 2nd grade, and
Newman Wilson, 1st grade.
The Crisp medal, given annually
by a former teacher, to the stu
dent of the high school making
the most outstanding record went
to Miss Margie Wikle, a senior.
The award was made by William
Crawford,- also a former teacher.
Mr. Houk presented the diplomas
to the graduates. Those receiving
diplomas were: Maggie Wikle, val
edictorian; Grace Yonce, Saluta
torian, Frank Baldwin, Jessie Bald
win, and Warren Owenby.
On Thursday night the follow
ing students of the Nantahala
school district also received certi
ficates for having com'pleted the
Camp Branch. Emmett Dills.
Kyle: Chloe Baldwin, Fay Wat
ers, Eldridge Smiley, Jack Wood,
Otter Creek: Reno Wilson, Cool
idge Douthiit, Cecil Ayers, Ralph
Mack, Bobby Caldwell,
$1.50 PER YEAR
Final Surface Completed
By WPA; Gives Town
The' ' resurfacing of Main street
which necessitated ' the closing of
the entire business section most .of
last week, was completed Satur
day. Tlie result is one of the best
asphalt streets that can be had,
and an improvement that gives
Franklin a business street "equal' to
The widening that -wat complet
ed last fall provides added space
for parking, and this' last stage of
resurfacing gives, a permanent and
finished surface from curb to curb.
The asphalt surface has been
spread from the post office on the
eastern end oiMain street to For
est .street on the Georgia road.
Palmer street surfacing extends
from the intersection with Main
at the-foot .of the hill to the Geor
the hill to the Georgia road.
The work was done by WPA
under the direction of P. L. Threl-
keld, engineer, sponsored by the
North : Carolina highway depart
Splits Double - Header
With Blue Ridge
The Franklin team, with English
pitching, defeated Blue Ridge in
the first game of a double-header
with a score 14-11 in last Sunday's
game. Cabe finished the game when
English left in the 8th inning with
a one-run lead. '
In the second game, Franklin
lost 12-8. Newton and McHarge
pitched. Franklin Collected 17 hits
in the first- game and . 11 hits in
There will be another double- .
header Sunday afternoon, .May 25,
at 2 p. m. sharp at the local field
when the team will meet Sylya,
Higdon and English are listed as
The patting averages for the boys
the batting averages for the boys
The fourth Sunday singing con
vention will be held at the Bethel
Methodist church on Sunday after
noon, May 25. The public 'is cor
dially invited to attend and all
singers are urged to come.
Funeral Rites For
Eugene A. Elliott
; Eugene A. Elliott, 86, died at. the
home of' his son, William Elliott,'
in the ''Holly Springs . community
on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock
following an illness of one week.
Death . followed a stroke, of apo
plexy. Funeral services were held on
Friday after.hoon at 2 o'clock at
the Holly Springs Baptist church.
The Kev. James 1. Vinson, pastor,
officiated. Interment was in the
Mr. Elliott, a son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Elliott, of
the Holly Springs community, had
lived in Macon county until 17
years ago when he moved to near
Murphy. On Wednesday, realizing
the seriousness of his condition, he
asked to be brought back to his
old home place in the Holly Springs
community. He was taken there"
and died the following afternoon.
Mr. Elliott was twice married.
His second marriage was to Miss
Lillie Kilpatrick of Sweet Gum, Ga.
Pallbearers, all grandsons, were
Fred Elliott, Wylie Elliott, Wade
Elliott, Reid Elliott, Lawrence El
liott and Clyde Elliott. Honorary
pallbearers were Harve Cabe, John
Justice, R. M. Crawford, J. B.
Justice, H. G. Brendle and E. V.
Flower girls were his grand
daughters, Mrs. Maude Gosnell,
Mrs. Cora Frady, Mrs. Nellie John
son, Mrs. Kate Moore, Mrs. Rosa
Bolick, Mrs. Wade Elliott.
Surviving are' the widow; seven
children by his first marriage, Mrs.
Roxie Moffitt of Prentiss, Mrs.
Mary McConnell of Hiawassee, Ga.,
Will and Charles Elliott of Frank
lin R. F. D. 4, John Elliott of
Peachtree, Sam Elliott of Monroe,
Wash, and Thomas Elliott of Mt.
Vernon, Wash:; 32 grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
FOREIGN TRADE WEEK
This is natiional foreign trade
week, and many speeches have
been made by business and gov
ernment leaders discussing Latin
American relations with the view'
of further strengthening trade re-
lations with the other American