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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, June 19, 1941, Image 1

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Advertising In This Newspaper Pays Home Stores Carry Your Shopping ' Needs ant utcmnxt PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT i f I 191 I ill I C 1IK II I 41 I 'ISS ilk I I4W VOL. LVI, NO. 25 Civic Organizations Plan Old Fashioned 4th of July Plans For Big Program; Games, Watermelons, Pigs Feature Representatives trom various civic organizations' in Franklin met Tuesday night, June 18 in order to plan a good, "old fashioned fourth of July Celebration." While a complete program for the -day was not definitely arrang ed, plans for gresy pole, greasy pig, foot' races, three legged race, sack race, turtle race, and many other contests with a prize for each were' discussed. Several ".sur prises" which the committee does , not wish to disclose to the public yet are also being arranged. In . addition to the' many contests the committee also hopes to have an "extra special" baseball game and square dancing. All prospective contestants , for the more strenuous contests are urged to start their training pro gram as soon as possible. Street Service On Square Saturday By Evangelist Snow There will be .street preaching ,1 T- C 1, t . Djr Kev. jj,.. Mtow? evangelist, ' on the square on Saturday after noon at o clock. On Sunday at 11 o'clock Mr. Snow will preach at the Franklin Methodist church and at 3 o'clock he will hold serv ices at the . tabernacle. The' Evangelist has expressed himself as pleased with his recep tion . in Franklin and the atten dance at the services during the first days of the two weeks county wide revival, he is conducting at the Friendship Tabernacle. There has been a large attendance at the evening services and the num bers are increasing, each night. AH business men and women are urged to attend the services held each day except Saturday and Sunday in the Macon Theatre, be ginning at 12:30 and. lasting 40 i minutes. This is a song and prayer service with brief address. S. S. Convention At Tabernacle The Baptist Sunday School Con vention scheduled to meet at Burn ingtown Sunday afternoon will meet at 2 :30 p. m. at the Taber nacle instead of the appointed place, in order to unite in the 3 o'clock service. Milton Sanders Is 3rd In M. I. T. Class Milton. Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sanders, took his de gree of Bachelor of Science at the Massachusetts Institute1 of Tech nology last week, graduating third in a class of- j60 in electric engi neering. There were 412 graduates in the entire senior class. After finishing the high school course in Franklin with highest . honors, Milton also received hon ors at N. C State which he at tended for two years before com pleting three years at M. I. T. He will report for' special duty in the Navy Department for spe cial work in National Defense on July 1. I Mrs. Mary Etta Queen . Passes Monday Afternoon Mrs. Mary Etta Queen, 77, died at her home in the Oak Grove community Monday afternoon from a stroke of paralysis suffered the previous Tuesday. Mrs. Queen, a life-long resident of this county, was a daughter of the ' late Dennis and Mary Mc Gaha Tippett She was born on Jaxuaty 8, 1864, and married to S. M. Queen in November, 1880. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock t the church, the Rev. Robert V, Williams, pastor, officiating, as sisted by the Rev. W. L. Bradley, of Oak Grove. Interment was in the church cemetery. The pallbearers,, all nephews, were, Edgar Queen, Gordon Arvey, Don Burnette, Fred Queen, Paul Anrey and Grady Burnette. Surviving besides the husband are four children, three daughters, Air Haskell Arvey and Mrs. Fred Burnette, of Needmore and Mrs. Will Clark, of Etna; one son, T. H. Queen; two sisters, Mrs. Buell Dalton, of Franklin Route 4, and Mrs. Robert Painter, of Lyman, Wash, also 35 grand children and 45 great-grandchildren. W. H. Cobb Elected Mayor Of Highlands W. H. Cobb was elected Mayor of Highlands to succeed W. W. Edwards at the munic '. ipal election held Tuesday, Jane 17. Town 1 Commissioners who were re-elected are S. C. Cres well and E. H. Brown. New ' Commissioners to take office are Jack Potts, Dewey Hopper, and L. W. Wright. The' new administration will take office on July 7. County Draft Board Announces Changes The Macon County Draft Board wishes to announce the following changes in the list, of selectees to be' sent to the induction station of the United Slates Army at Fort Bragg. ' Two names which .have been dropped placed in a deferred class for physical or personal reasons are Frank Early ' Collins and Glen Alexander Shuler. The two replace ments are Cecil Allen, West's Mill, and Albert Nathan Pennington, Franklin. Franklin Divides Twin Bill With Bryson City The Franklin All Stars won the first game of a double header by the score of 15 to 5. Star of the game was Dan "Fog Ball" Rey nolds, Franklin pitcher, who stuck out. of the opposing batsman and allowed only five hits., In the second game English, Franklin moundsman, suffered his first loss of the season, Bryson City winning by the score oi 8 to 3. ' Cue to Sunday's split Franklin is now in fourth place in the Tri State League. The All Stars will go to Hayes- ville for a double header Sunday, June 22. with Reynolds named as one of the probable starting pitcn ers. . ' i . Forest Playgrounds Visited By 3,571 The Nantahala National Forest reports that tourist travel on the Wayah district of the forest was very good during the month of May, The following figures show the number of tourists visiting each of the forest playgrounds : Dry Falls 2,473, Arrowobd Camp Ground 526, Cliffside Lake 314, Van Hook Camp Ground 190, and Amnions Camp Grounds 68, the total number being 3,571. There were visitors from 18 different states. Emory McDonald, Former Resident, Dies Funeral services for Emory Mc Donald, will be' held on Sunday at 2 p. m. at the Louisa Methodist church on Cartoogechaye. The Rev. Philip. L: Green, pastor, will be in charge of the services. Inter ment will be in the church ceme tery. . Mr. McDonald, a former resi dent of Macon county,- died on Monday from a heart attack while on a construction job at Oteen. He has made his home in Asheville for a numlcr of years. Surviving are three children, one son, Clarence, of Elm a, Wash., who is expected for the funeral; and two daughter,, Misses Kathleen and Margaret McDonald, of Ashe ville. Baptist Mission Union Meeting Tuesday, June 24 The annual meeting ofahe Wo man's Missionary Union of the Macon Association will be held at the Highlands Baptist church Tuesday, June 24. It will be an all day program with lunch served by the ladies. The theme of the program will be 'XDur Continuing Task 'Making His Way Known." This program will begin at 9 o'clock with a de votional that will be inspiring to those who attend. Mrs. W. D. Briggs. state exe cutive secretary of Raleigh will lead a conference in the morning period. The young people of Ma con Association will give a play and render special music Mrs. A. J. Smith ,of Goldsboro, will bring a message on the watch word for the year. All Baptist ministers of Macon, county are urged to come and. bring" representatives from their churchd ia this association. FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1941 Fire Damages To W ayah Sign Shop Reach $3,000 A fire which burned late Mon day afternoon at the Wayah Sup ply 1 Depot was reported by . the Nantahala Forest Service to have done approximately $3,000 worth of damage. The fire was kept confined to the sign shop where it first broke out. Charles Melichar, forest super' visor, stated that the damage was chiefly to the building, and that this would be rebuilt in the near future. The fire was reported by Grady T. Recce, night watchman, at 6:45 p. m. and CGC boys and the Franklin Fire Department . were immediately dispatched to the scene of action. Forest Service of ficials praised the work of those engaged in extinguishing the flames and stated that a large portion of the supplies, and equipment had been saved. At -one time it was feared that the fire might spread to other buildings and the Sylva Fire Del partment sent a truck to aid in the work, but the forces at hand had the fire under control by the time of its arrival. As The World A Brief Survey of Current and Abroad. DAMASCUS NEAR FALL Thursday afternoon the fall of Damascus, the oldest inhabited city in the world, to the British was imminent. The radio reported that many fighting for the Vichy government were joining their Free French brothers.- NAZI-SOVIET BREAK JXPJECJED (jerman-Kussian relations re- mains a mystery as Nazi troops and tanks mass on the Russian border and Russia mobilizes. Hos tilities are considered by some to be a matter of hours, while other guesses are that Russia will not risk coming to blows with the Ger man war machine, . ; TURKEY SIGNS. PACT WITH GERMANY The ten-year friendship pact signed yesterday . between Turkey and Germany frees the German army of fear of trouble from Turkey in the' battle with the British and scores another tri umph for Ambassador Von Papen. London considers the pact as a. mere stop-gap agreement in order to isolate the Soviets. The pact is said to have no bearing on war fare in Syria. RAF OFFENSIVE WREAKS HAVOC Britain's greatest aerial offenr sive of the war, which has heap ed more than 4,500,000 pounds of explosives on Germany and Germain-occupied territory, was carried into its eighth day late yesterday when royal air force fighters at tacked German shipping in the English channel and bombed a military camp in Northern France. "Bombing of the Rhine-Ruhr val ley has caused great destruction, with loss of 49 British and 55 Nazi planes reported for the eight days of the air offeinsiev. VIOLENT CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN AFRICA The northern Africa campaign, carried on under terrific heat con ditions, combating tanks and planes in a three-day desert blitzkrieg, has achieved main objectives, Cairo report?. Several hundred German prisoners are reported taken and a great number of enefmy tanks, guns and aircraft destroyed. The British withdrew to normal posts after repulsing offensives by the enemy. Berlin reports British halt ed and "complete victory." NO BOMBERS OVER LONDON The cessation of bombing attacks on British 'bodes no good in the1 minds of the English who do not relax vigilance. One theory is that Hitler has plenty of men and tanks but planes for only one front at a time. FRANCE FELL YEAR AGO ' A year ago France fell and the people of Britain have followed Churchill fnrough "sweat, blood and tejffs" in his resolve voiced as "Our invincible resolve to con tinue the war . . . and there are Farmers Federation To Hold Picnic July 19th The Macon county Farmers Fed eration picnic will be held on Saturday, July, 19, at Franklin high school, according to an an nouncement by James G. K. Mc dure, president of the federation. Music, race, various contests, tugs-of-war, short speeches and a singing convention for t choirs . and quartets will fill the all-day pro gram. There will be a basket lunch at noon, and the Farmers Federa tion will supply free watermelons and lemonade. .AH farm families in Macon county arc cordially invited to set aside this day and attend the pic nic, Mr; MeClure said. Musicians and singers are particularly re quested to come and perform. Prizes will be awarded to the win ners of all contests, to the best musicians and singers, and to the winning choirs arid quartets. Stockton Appointed Appeal Agent J. Horner Stockton has been ap pointed government appeal agent for the Macon county -local board No. 1; of Selective Service, suc ceeding Gilmer A. Jones who has resigned. Mr. Stockton has also resigned as a member of the reg istrant's advisory board to accept the above position. Turns Events In State. Nation good and reasonable hopes of final victory.". It is acknowledged by Britain and feared by the axis that this final victory now hinges on the aid that is now forthcom ing from the United States. HITLER RETALIATES BY CLOSING CONSULATES Germany has formally lodged protest with the United States against the closing of German con sular offices and propaganda agen cies in this country violation of the United States-German treaty of commerce and friendship signed in 1923. In retaliation Hitler today closed 80 o 90 U. S. consulates in Germany and occupied countries. Italy followed suit. MERCHANT SHIPS MAY ARM FOR OWN DEFENSE , In view of the increased danger to shipping in the Atlantic as brought to light by the German sinking of the RcJbert Moor,' Pres ident Roosevelt stated if danger becomes more imminent that the ' navy could arm merchant ships very quickly. He added that such action was not under immediate consideration. SHIPBUILDING HiITS RECORD PACE Shipyards will ' turn out 312 emergency cargo vessels for the Maritine Commission i at a faster rate than the speediest construct ion rate attained during the 'first World War, J. E. Schmeltzer, di rector of the building program re ported. " . U.; S. HALTS OIL SHIPMENT TO JAPAN With the east coast threatened by a petroleum shortage, the Gov ernment halted a proposed ship ment of oil of 252,000 gallons to Japan. In the halting of the oil shipment aids of Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the - interior, said he had obtained an agreement of Sin clair Consolidated and Standard Vacuum Oil company to halt load ing of ship. DOUBLING TAXES ADVISED BY COMMITTEE The" ways and means committee today recommended the' doubling of incqme and excess profit taxes to meet the $2,400,000,000 defense program. Today President Roosevelt sent a message to Harvard finals con taining these words, "Believing as we do, there is no other course . . . we would rather die on our feet than live on our knees." HUGHES' SLAYERS GIVEN LONG PRISON SENTENCES Burnos Sherlin, who plead guilty to a charge of second degree mur der for the murder of Robert Hughes, negro youth, in West Asheville, was sentenced to .serve 17 to 20 years in the state prison by Judge William H. Bobbin in the Buncombe county superior county superior court Sherlin fired the shot which killed Hughes. Three companions, Gordon Jones, Winford Holder, and Loyd Mc Hone entered pleas of manslaugh ter and were sentenced to' serve nine to 12 years each. U. S. p. Organized Plans Are Made To Meet Macon Quota Representatives from the various church and civic organizations of the community will meet to dis cuss plans to raise the quota of $200 for Macon county in the United Service Organization cam paign drive . on . Friday night at 7 o'clock at the Legion Hall. R. M. Hanes, state chairman, is sued the following statement as to the purposes and organization of the U. S. O., "The United Service Organization is a merger, for war work only, of the Y. M. C. A.,, the Y. W. C. A., the National Catholic Community Service, the Salvation Army, the Jewish Welfare Roard and the National Travelers Aid Association. . , In the last world war, each 'of these organizations solicited fund and ran its own program inde pendently. In order to avoid this duplication of effort, overlapping of activities', and unnecessary ex penses, these organizations . ... . have united for all war and de fense activities. Tins will'- mean better results, and much less ex pense." . j John Archer, county chairman, has announced that the following members, of ' their respective1 organ izations had been asked to attend the campaign drive meeting Friday night: Sam Mendenhall, Rotary club; T. D. Bryson, Jr., Lions club; G. A. -Jones, American Legion; Mrs. M, E. Jones, Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. Lester Conley, Garden club; Dr. J. L. Stokes, Methodist church ; Rev. Hubart Wardlaw, Presbyter ian church; Rev. C. F. Rogers, Baptist church ; Rev, A. Rufus Morgan, Episcopal church; Henry W. Cabe, Masonic lodge; Mrs. H. E. Church, Eastern Star; Lester Arnold, Moose lodge; Mrs. John Wasilik, PTA; Harley R. Cabe, Red Cross; Frank B. Cook and Wilton Cobb, Highlands; Clyde West, West's Mill; W. R. Wal droop, Cartoogechaye; Mrs. Mary Berry Justice, Holly Springs. Cabe Chairman Defense Savings Committee H. G. Robertson, of Greensboro, state administrator, Defe,nseU Sav ings staff, announces appointment of H. W. Cabe as chairman of the local committee for Macon county. Other community leaders Who have been asked to serve on this com mittee are Mrs. Eloise G. Franks', Jerry Franklin, G. L. Houk, J. E. S. Thorpe, J. Framk Ray, William S. Johnson, Miss Lassie Kelly, and T. D. Bryson., Jr. In announcing this program the Honorable Henry Mbrgenthau, Jr., secretary of the treasury, said, "Defense Savings Bonds and Stamps give us all a way to take a direct part in building the de fense of our country an American way to find ' the billions needed fori National Defense. The United States is today, as it has always been, the best investment in the world. This is an ppporunity' for each citizen to buy a share in America." This committee for Macon coun ty is a part, of this nationwide organization. Its main task will be to spread information about the de fense Savings program among the citizens of the county. Sugar Fork Baptist Singing Convention The Fourth Sunday Singing convention will be held at ' the Sugar Fork Baptist church ' on Sunday afternoon, June 21. The public is invited. Pritchard Russell, Pres. Harold Bryson Dies In Concord Harold Bryson, 16, son of Roy Bryson, of Whittier, died in Con cord Wednesday while undergoing a tonsil operation. Harold had been living in Con-' cord and was to have returned this week to make his home' with his father. The remains were brought to the home" of his aunt, Mrs. Wade Arvey. Funeral -services will be held on Friday at 11 o'clock at the Snow Hill Methodist church, the Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor, officiat ing. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Surviving besides his father are three brothers, Lyndon, of Can ton; Marshall, an enrollee in the CCC camp at Otto; and Bobby, of Franklin. Also his grandfather, Charlie1 Bryson at West's Mill; an aunt, Mrs. E. H. Parrish, and an uncle, Billy Watkins, also of West's MiU. $1.50 PER YEAR ALCOA MAY BUILD DAM Government Regulations Will Be Met With RFC Help In Financing News has come Iroin Washing ton that I. W. Wilson, production vice-president . of the Aluminum Company of America, told a senate investigating coniiltee Tuesday that 'the company would take out a licensed ,to build Fontana dani if the government would assist in financing it. Commenting from 'Raleigh, I. K. S. Thorpe of Franklin, president, of the Nantahala Power and light company Alcoa subsidiary, is re ported as saying that his com pany it ready lo proceed with construction providing the dam is financed by the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Last March 'the Aluminum com pany withdrew' a declaration of'-, intention to biiild the $50,0(X),000 : Fontana hydro-electric project on the. Little-Tennessee in Swain and Graham counties because of the Federal -Power-commission's license requirements: During the last few weeks government engineers have ' been considering the building of four dams hy TV A in the inter est of national defense, Fontana being one of the dams considered. Aluminum For Defense The nation's need for increased production for defense has cen tered interest on the advances of hydnelectric development in this Section. Wilson is reported to have told the committee on -Tuesday that the Aluminum company is willing to co-operate to bring about, the de- v velopment, either by selling its in terests. -to" TVA, 'or in any other way to make power available fur the produceion of aluminum. He stated that the corfTpany is ready to apply to RFC for funds to fi nance the Fontana project as soon as OPM approves it. Production Stepped Up Arthur Davis, Alcoa board chair man, assured the senators, in this meeting that his company could step up ': aluminum production if the government would finance new power sources and assure ships to bring bauxite, (aluminum ore) from South - America. It was stated that the company had doubled, and would shortly treble its 1938 output, and also that $200,000,000 was being spent to advance national defense; and that the company's entire technical re- , sources had been repeatedly placed at the government's disposaf. "You can count on us", Mr. Davis told the senators. It was testified before the com mittee that the proposed Fontana project could .supply power to pro duce 100,000,000 pounds of alumin um annually within the1 next three years. MGM Travel Talk Feature Macon Scenery . In Technicolor James A. Fitzpatrick and his four assistant cameramen, Howard Nelson, Bill Steiner, Ben Sharpe and Roger Mace, of Culver City, Calif., spent Wednesday in the Nantahala National Forest filming a "Voice of the Globe" MGM Travel Talk. Mr. Fitzpatrick, creator of the technicolor film feature, made pictures of the Dry Falls and the Lower Cullasaja Falls, in the Cul lasaja Gorge between Franklin and Highlands, also a panorama from Wayah Bald. T. T. Hall of the Forest Service, stated that the film men were highly impressed with the magnifi cent scenery in Macon county. Accompanying them on their tour were Charles Melichar, supervisor of the Nantahala National Forest service; Mr. Hall, administrative assistant, and Clint Johnson recre ational engineer. They left Wednesday afternoon for Bryson City to make a toiir of the Great Smokies. Electric Dealers Unite To Conserve Electricity The Nantahala Power Company and other electrical supply dealers have taken further steps to con serve the supply of electric pow er. Besides urging the utmost ec onomy in the household use of electricity all dealers in electric appliances have agreed, after dis posal of their present stock, to discontinue the sale, of electric re frigerators and other such equip ment until the power situation has improved,

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