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VOL. LVI, NO. 22
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY. MAY 29, 1941
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Power Company Seeks
Saving Of Electricity
Drought, Defense Needs
Require Careful Use
The Nantahala Power and Light
company is uniting with other pow
er companies in the Southeastern
area in an appeal to the public
to join immediately in a 'voluntary
campaign of economy in the use
of electricity as a patriotic neces
sity. The following governmental agen
cies and companies issued a state
ment through The Atlanta Journal
of May 25: v .
Federal Power Commission Of
fice of Production Management,
. War Department, Tennessee Val
ley Authority, . Alabama Power
Company, Georgia Power Company,
Gulf Power Company, Mississippi
Power Company and South Caro
. lina Power Company.
The statement calls attention to
the all-time high required for de
fense production of raw materials,
aluminum, steel and finished prod
ucts that must go forward on an
unheard-of scale. These defense ac
tivities require a great volume of
power in addition that required by
the large number of Army can
tonments, air bases, munition
plants, etc., located throughout the
The statement points cut that
during the .next "few months, un
til large addiions to the present
supply which are under construc
tion are available, and due to the
unprecedented drought, it is im
perative in the interest of defense
that power be carefully conserved.
Even if normal rainfall should end
the drought, the public will still
be asked not to waste power. "For
. every kilowatt hour you conserve
at this time adds that much to
the nation's capacity for defense."
. Load Power Co. make Request
The. Nantahala Power and Light
Company in this issue makes a jng his place as principal speaker
similar request of their customers on the program. Mr. Harden ex
in Macon county and the surround- pressed the sentiment of official
ing area served by their company. Washington as being overwhelm
All private companies are cooper- ingly in favor of getting to Britain
atmg with the Federal Power Com- all the aid she needs, and at the
mission for interchange between same time take care of home de
. systems in order to make every , fense. He warned that there would
potential kilowatt hour available,
it is stated.
Services And Committees
Named By Dr. Stokes
The Tabernacle meeting to be
conducted by the Rev. E. E. Snow
of Mount Holly, beginning June
IS - and lasting through June 29,
will hold services every evening at
8 p. m., according to plans an
nounced by Rev; J. L. Stokes II.
In addition there will be a daily
service held in, the Macon The
atre, beginning at 12:20, and last
ing 40 minutes. A ten minute
song service will precede the
preaching which will begin at
Committee chairman appointed
to date are; Music, Rev. P. L.
Green ; publicity, Rev. George W.
Davis; finance, Rev. J. L. Stokes;
personal workers, Rev. C. F. Rog
ers, usher, Rev. Robert W. Williams;-"
entertainment, Rev. S. R.
Crockett, decorations, Mrs. R. M.
Rimmer; grounds, Angel brothers;
platform manager, Rev. C. F. Rog-
Dr. Stokes stated that these ar
rangements are tentative and sub-
. ject to possHIe change. Chairmen
will appoint their assistants.
To Meet Monday
The Macon county Baptist min
isterial Association will meet on
.Monday morning, June 1, at 10:30
o'clock at the Franklin Baptist
church it has been announced by
Robert W. Wiliiams, clerk of the
association. v -
The morning session will be
spent, in general confidence, busi
ness sessions and reports from
the various ministers attending
Following lunch which will be
served by the ladies of the
church, the group will reassemble
at 1:30 o'clock for an hour ses
sion in Bible study.
Rev. Robert V. Williams, of
Etna, is Clerk, and the Rev. J.
G. Benfield, of Highlanls, is
moderato of the association.
Begin To Arrive
For the past week summer vis
itors have arrived in good numbers,
and many out-of-town cars have
been parked on Main street
District Meeting Attended
By Many Visitors
The meeting of the postmasters
of the 11th Congressional district
in Franklin on last Saturday eve
ning was a delightful affair, en
joyed by members, many bringing
their wives; and also by a number
of. town people who were dinner
guests of T; W. Porter, Franklin
postmaster, and Mrs. Porter, host
and hostess of the meeting.
J. Horner Stockton was toast
master, and the visitors were cor
dially welcomed by Guy L. Houk
and John L. Harrison. Mr. Harri
son referred to the fact that he
has been a resident of Franklin for
over 60 years and - had been one
of her' ex-postmasters for over 50
years, and offered all that Frank
lin had to give to the town's hon
J. H. Howell, postmaster from
Waynesville, responded with a
warm tribute to the people of his
neighboring county, and invited the
next meeting to Waynesville.
S. Ki Yelton of Spindale, presi
dent of the district, presided at
the brief business session, and
Wythe Peyton of Asheville re
ported on arrangements for the
coining national conveiition to be
held this summer in Boston.
T. W. Porter, host of the oc
casion,, made a graceful speech to
the guests expressing appreciation
of the large attendance.
Lairy Harden, of Washington,
secretary to Congressman Weaver,
arose to the occasion of "pinch
hitting" for E. W. Ewbank who
was prevented by illness from fill-
be heavy burdens to bear.
Music enlivened the gathering,
all singing "America" and . "God
Bless America". Miss Mildred
Bryson's beautiful treble voice de
lighted her audience in the sing
ing of Schubert's Serenade. A
quartet composed of Dr. J. L.
Stokes II, . Rev. Philip L. Green,
Sam Mendenhall and Ben W.
Woodruff sang and were encored.
Mrs.r-Henry W. Cabe was accom
panist. John E. Rickman, former post
master, pronounced the benedic
tion. A delioions . dinner was served
by Ncquasa a Chapter of the Order
of the Eastern Star.
Proclaimed By Mayor For
Mayor John Harrison has pro
claimed Saturday, May 31 as
Poppy Day in Franklin and has
called upon the citizens of the
community to observe the day by
wearing the memorial poppy of the
American Legion Auxiliary.
His proclamation stated:
"Whereas, the wearing of the
memorial poppy is a fitting and ef
fective way of keeping bright the
memory of those young men who
gave their lives in America's sac
rifice in the World War, and,
"Whereas, the men of Macon
County served gallantly in that
war, some being called ' upon to
sacrifice their lives in that service,
and the present national emergency
require, the same type of unsel
fish patriotism, and
"Whereas, the American Legion
auxiliary will distribute veteran
made memorial popples through
out the city on Saturday, May 31,
"I, John Harrison, mayor of the
city of Franklin, do proclaim Sat
urday, May 31, to be poppy day
in Franklin, and urge all citizens
to observe the day by wearing the
memorial poppy of the American
Legion Auxiliary in honor of the
men who died for America in the
war of 1917 and 1918."
WILL RETURN TO U. 5.
American passengers landed on
the French coast from the tor
pedoed Zamzam will return to
America from Lisbon, a broadcast
Of National Emergency
Following is the text of a presidential proclamation of an un
limited national emergency:
Whereas on September 8, 1939, because of the outbreak of war
in Europe a proclamation was issued declaring a limited national
emergency and directing measures "for the purpose of strengthen
ing our national defense within the limits of peacetime authoriza-
Whereas a succession of events makes plain that the objectives
of the axis belligerents in such war are not confined to those'
avowed at its commencement,' but include overthrow throughout the .
world of existing democratic order, and a world wide domination of
peoples and economies through the destruction of all resistance on
land and sea and in the air, and
Whereas indifference on the part of Jhe United States to the
increasing . menace would be perilous, and common prudence re
quires that for the security of this nation and of this hemisphere
we should pass from peacetime authorizations of military strength
to such a basis as will enable us to cope instantly and decisively
With any attempt at hostile encirclement of this hemisphere, or
the establishment of any base for aggression against it, as well as
to repel the threat of predatory incursion by foreign agents into
our territory and society.
Now, therefore, I Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the United
States of America,' do proclaim that an unlimited national emer
gency confronts this country, which requires that its military, naval,
air and civilian defenses be put on the basis of readiness to repel
any and all acts or threats or aggression directed toward any part
of the Western Hemisphere.
I call upon all the loyal citizens engaged in production for de
fense to give precedence to the needs of the nation to the end
that a system of government that makes private enterprise possible
may survive.' .
I call upon our loyal workmen as well as employers to merge
their lesser differences in the larger effort to insure the survival
of the only kind of government which recognizes the rights of labor
or of capital. V .
I call upon loyal state and local leaders and officials to cooperate
which the civilian defense agencies of the United States to assure
our internal security against foreign directed subversion and to put
every community in order for maximum productive effort 'and
minimum of waste and unnecessary frictions.
I call upon all loyal citizens to place the nation's needs first in
mind and in action to the end that we may mobilize and have
ready for instant defense use all of the physical powers, all of the
moral strength and all of the material resources of this nation.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States of America to be affixed. '
Done at the City of Washington this twenty-seventh day of May,
in the year of Our Lord nineteen hundred and forty-one,
(Seal) and of the independence of the United States of America
the one hundred and sixty-fifth.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT.
By the president:
Secretary of State.
To Leave For Fort Bragg
On June 4
,The following Macon county
men have been selected by the lo
cal draft board for induction in
fo the U. S. Army by the local
draft board, and will leave" Frank
lin to report at Fort Bragg on
Eldon Willie Amnions, Lloyd
As The World Turns
A Brief Survey of Current Events In State, Nation
GERMANS SINK "HOOD"
BRITISH DESTROY "BISMARK
The German battleship Bismark,
one of the newest and most pow
erful, in the world was smashed
and sunk Tuesday by British war
ships and bombers after a 1,750
mile chase in the north Atlantic
Thus was avenged the sinking last
week of the one great victim of
Bismark's career, the 42,100 ton
British battle cruiser, Hood, off
the coast of Greenland. This loss
cripples' German sea power to a
much greater extent than the loss
of the Hood, an old vessel, af
fects British seapower.
OUT IN CRETE
The British and Greek Allies
in Crete acknowledging exhaustion
under air attacks have been forc
ed out of Canea on the ninth day
of battle for the island. The en
emy has hurled ever-increasing
reinforcements at terrific sacri
fice, and at last the British have
, had to give way before fresh and
greatly superior numbers ot troops.
Suda Bay has been taken by the
Nazis who report that the remain
ing Allied forces are trying to
evacuate the bland.
The Tunisian port of Svax in ,
French North Africa was bombed
by the British warplanes Wed
nesday while pursuing a Libya
bound Italian convoy.- British
sources report many sinkings of
axis ships in the Mediterranean.
Max Schmeling. former world's
heavy-weight champion, has been
killed in Crete while trying to
escape from British soldiers who
were - escorting him -to a prison
GERMAN AND BRITISH
German artillery again bombed
England yesterday with long raofft
Cunningham, Grady Garfield Guf
fey, Walter Howard Moses, Jes
se Lee Morgan, Warden Dean
Russell, t Basil Owen . Burnette,
Robert James Watts, Weaver, Man
ual Hurst, Carl Alexander Gib
son. The first six named are volunteers.-
Carl Wayne Jones has vol
unteered also and requested that
he leave with this call. In this
case he will take the place of
the last named selectee oh the
guns, and the RAF again struck
at German positions on the
Commenting on the president's
Tuesday night speech, Wendell L
Willkie said, "The president has
stirred the whole world with his
great message. It now lies within
his power to unite the country in
singleness of effort and resolve."
TV A TO BUILD
To meet national defense needs,
President Roosevelt yesterday ask
ed congress for an additional $40,
000,000 for the , TVA and David
E. Lilienthal, TVA director, in
Knoxville, proposed the construc
tion of 10 new dams, five of which
would be in Western North Caro
lina. Besides two for the Hiwas
see basin announced last week,
three additional dams of the six
would be in this section, one on
the . Little Tennessee, probably
HOEY ELECTED DEMOCRATIC
Former Governor Clyde R. Hrey
has been elected Democratic na
tional committeeman to succeed
the late A. D. Folger. He defeat
ed. Richard T. Reynolds. Winston-
Salem mayor and treasurer of the
Democratic national committee 104
A.F.OF L AGAINST
STRIKES ON DEFENSE JOBS
The American Federation of La
bor directed its affiliates Wed
nesday night to refrain from
striking against defense industries
until all possibilities of mediation;
had been exhausted.
DROUGHT HAS CAUSED
SERIOUS CROP DAMAGE
Unless rain relieves the long
drought immediately, many crops
and gardens will be an almost
President Puts Defense
Effort On War Basis
Ten Years of Progress
Edition Next Week
The Franklin Press and High
lands Maconian will issue a
Ten Years of Progress Edition
on June 5.
Feature articles, illustrations,
news stories and advertisements
will endeavor to give a graphic
picture of the progress of Ma
con county, and the growth of
Highlands and Franklin since
1931. There will be interesting
bits of history too, as well as
The publishers are indebted
to many citizens and friends
for their help in gathering
material for this issue. v
List Of Highlands And
Otter Creek Teachers
' The following teachers, who
have been teaching in districts No.
2 and No. 3 during the past year,
have been re-elected to teach in
the Macon county public schools
for 1941-42,' it has been announced
by Guy L. Houk, superintendent
of Macon county public schools.
Otter Creek district No. 2
teachers include Carl D. Moses,
Ray Moses, Jack Carpenter, Fleta
Mason, Emma E. Hyatt, Evelyn
Kinsland, Virginia A. Tilley, Lo
lita Dean, Pauline - F. Cabe and
Mary J. Sutton. .
Teachers in Highlands district
No. 3 are O. F. Summer, Ethel
Calloway, Nina Howard, Lois
Keener, Veva Howard, Jessie Ma
tilda Hurst and Virginia Edwards.
Chapel teachers (colored) are
Homer R. Kemp, Eula Lee King
Kemp, Emma L. England, Wilson
Jones and Eula Bell Jones.
Teachers in Franklin district No.
1, were recently announced. .
Of llth District Meet
At Cliff side Lake
On Friday morning, May 30, the
Smoky Mountains unit of the Na
tional Rural Letter Carriers' As
sociation of the llth congressional
district will meet at Cliff side Lake
for their annual meeting it has
been announced by J. Horner
Stockton, president of the associa
tion. ' '
Mr. Stockton will preside over
the meeting, which is scheduled to
begin promptly at 11 o'clock, and
the program will open with sing
ing "America" by the group. The
invocation will be given by C. V.
Hall, rural letter carrier of Lie
cester. The address of welcome
will be made by J. W. Addington
willi the response being made by
H. R. Patton, carrier of ;Swan
Thomas G. Waltens, chairman of
the executive committee of the
N. R. L. C. A., of Toccoa, Ga.,
will be the principal ' speaker at
the morning session, after which
picnic lunch, which is furnished by
the attending group, will be served.
The afternoon session will open
with special string music rendered
by E. J. Carpenter and his band,
of Franklin. Roy Rice, rural car
rier and his quartet from Marshall,
will render some vocal selections.
W. Roy Francis, first assistant
United States district attorney, of
Waynesville, will be the guest
speaker in the afternoon. Follow
ing the speaking, the mail carriers
and the Ladies Auxiliary will hold
their business session. v
More than 50 rural mail carriers
in this district and their families
are expected to attend announced
Mir. Stockton. He also urges all
regular substitutes and retired
carriers and their families to at
tend. After the program is concluded
a tour of inspection of this recre
ational area will be made.
On Decoration Day
Friday, May 30, is Decoration
or Memorial Day, and a legal holi
day for all United States post of
The bank of . Franklin will be
open until noon, according to
Henry Cabe, cashier.
5peech to Nation Declares
Unlimited National ,
President Roosevelt on Tuesday
night delivered his long-awaited
address before a gathering of the
diplomatic representatives of all
the American republics, in the east
room of the White House. . The
speech went by radio all over the
world, in English and half a doz-
He pledged that "all a'dditional
measures" necessary to deliver
supplies to Britain would be taken.'
With his proclamation of a full
emergency the President took unto
himself extraordinary powers to be 1
exercised as developments demand.
He may close or commandeer
radio', stations and transportation
systems, take over power houses,
dams and conduits needed in pro
duction to mention only a few.
One reason given for the need
of the unlimited emergency was
that the, objectives of the axis
belligerents "'include overthrow
throughout the world of existing
democratic order, and a world-wide
domination of peoples and econo
mies through the destruction of all
resistance on land, sea and in the
With emphasis, Mr. Roosevelt
warned that Iceland, Greenland,
Labrador, Newfoundland and Nova
Scotia could, under Nazi domina- .
tion, become "stepping stones" for
an attack upon the United States
itself. In the same way, he said,'
the Azores and Cape Verde islands
could become a "springboard" for
an attack on South America.
Here are a few quotations from
the president's speech:
The Nazi world does not recog
nize any God except Hitler; for'
the Nazis are as ruthless as the
Communists in the denial of God.
The war is approaching the brink
of the Western Hemisphere itself.
It is coming very close to home.
If the Axis powers fail to gain
control of the seas, they are cer
tainly defeated. Their dreams of
world domination will then go by
The present rate of Nazi sink
ings of Merchants- is more- than
three times as high as the capacity
of British shipyards to replace
them ; it is more than twice the
combined British and American
output of merchants ships today.
, Your government has the right
to- expect of all citizens that they
take loyal part in the common
work of our common defense take
loyal part from this moment for-,
Collective bargaining, will be re
tained but the American people ex
pect that impartial reoommenda-,
tions of our government services
will be followed both by capital
and by labor.
We in the Americas will decide
for ourselves, and when, and where
our American interests are attack
ed or our security threatened.
With profound" qdnsciousness of
my responsibilities to my country-
men and to my country's cause, I
have tonight issued a proclamation
that, an unlimited national emer
gency exists and requires the
strengthening of our defense to
the extreme limit of our national
power and authority.
Ball And Shope Creek
Closed To Fishing
After the week-end of June 14
and 15th the Coweeta Area of the
Standing Indian Game Area will
be closed" to trout fishing for the
remainder of the season. The
streams to be closed are the drain
age of CoWeeta Creek above Camp
Ball Branch, Shope Fork, and
Closure of these streams be
comes necessary due to the heavy
fishing that has taken place this
season. It is the policy of the
U. S. Forest Service and the
North Carolina Fish and Game
Commission to regulate fishing
within the Cooperative Game Areas
of the Nantahala National Forest
in such a manner as to perpetuate
the good fishing from year to year,
both by artificial stocking and na
Two merchant ships will soon
I sail to Ireland with Irish crews
with $o()U,000 worth of food for
distribution by the Red Cross.