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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, May 29, 1941, Image 1

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tfLrf CLEANUP WW HELP Paint Up Your Home Plant and Beautify Your Garden To Make Your Town Clean, Healthy and Beautiful 4 PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LVI, NO. 22 FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY. MAY 29, 1941 $1.50 PER YEAR I n nm i l I r-f 35' IoMlfr-5y Ilr77 auk'1 Power Company Seeks Saving Of Electricity Drought, Defense Needs Require Careful Use By Citizens 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 Southeast. Economy Imperative 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. Tabernacle 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 12:30. 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- ers. - Dr. Stokes stated that these ar rangements are tentative and sub- . ject to possHIe change. Chairmen will appoint their assistants. Baptist Ministers 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. Summer Visitors 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 POSTMASTERS IN FRANKLIN District Meeting Attended By Many Visitors And Guests 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 ored guests. 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. PoppyDay Proclaimed By Mayor For Next Saturday 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, now therefore, "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." ZAMZAM PASSENGERS 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 has announced. President's Proclamation 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- tions." . 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: CORDELL HULL, Secretary of State. Selectees 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 June 4: Eldon Willie Amnions, Lloyd As The World Turns A Brief Survey of Current Events In State, Nation and Abroad. 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. BRITISH LOSING 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. BRITISH BOMB TUNISIAN PORT 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 camp. GERMAN AND BRITISH EXCHANGE SHOTS 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 above list guns, and the RAF again struck at German positions on the French coast WILLKIE PRAISES ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH 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 MORE DAMS 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 Fontana. HOEY ELECTED DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN 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 to 33. 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 total ten. 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 up-to-date news. The publishers are indebted to many citizens and friends for their help in gathering material for this issue. v TEACHERS ARE ANNOUNCED List Of Highlands And Otter Creek Teachers Re-Elected Y ' 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. . Mail Carriers 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 nonoa. ' 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. Postoffice Closed On Decoration Day Friday, May 30, is Decoration or Memorial Day, and a legal holi day for all United States post of fices. .. The bank of . Franklin will be open until noon, according to Henry Cabe, cashier. 5peech to Nation Declares Unlimited National , Emergency ' 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- en translations. 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 air. . 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 board. 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-, ward. "'', 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 F-23. Ball Branch, Shope Fork, and Henson Creek. 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 tural reproduction. 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.

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