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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, July 03, 1941, Image 1

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Advertising In This Newspaper Pays Home Stores Garry Your Shopping Needs . PROGRESSIVE . LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LVI, NO. 27 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 3. 1941 $1.50 per Year AMBULANCE Asbury Church Asbury Methodist Church Franklin Will Celebrate July Fourth In Big Way TO BRITAIN Dedication Services To Be Held July 6th . .... A All Asked To Aid Fund For State's Gift Of Mercv Plane Dr. Ed Angel, Macon county ' chairman of the Old North State Fund for the British-American . Ambulance. Corps' ' is asking every citizen to have a share, in this fund. The huge amphibian "mercy plane" that the Old North State Fund is preparing to purchase to send to Britain to use as an ambu lance has toured many of the cities and tow,ns of the state and . has been inspected by thousands. It has been returned to New York where complete ambulance and hospital equipment will be installed at once and the ship rushed to England to begin rescue work of planes downed at sea, carrying injured soldiers to medical centers and aid ing injured civilians in bomb raids.' The Suite's Gift To Britain To meet this dire . need of the British people, who are fighting our battle as truly as their own, the people of North Carolina are raising $75,000 for the gift ,of one such plane to the sorely pressed people of : England. Governor . Broughton is heading the . com mittee. It is the hope of the com mittee that North Carolina will ' be the first state to deliver an airplane ambulance as a gift from its citizens. . Many such planes are needed in modern warfare, to save lives that would otherwise perish. Surely, every person enjoying safety here will want to help these wings of mercy over to war-torn Britain It is hoped that the other . states will do likewise. Bishop Purcell To Preach Here Sun. Evening Bishop Clare Purcell will remain after , the, dedication of Asbury eiTu1nlaytoprea-cTi"at the Franklin Methodist church on Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. The Rev. W. L. Hutchins, district sup erintendent, will also take I paK in this service, as announced by the pastor, Dr. J. L. Stokes, II. W. N. Sloan Receives Regular Army Com. W. N. Sloan, Jr., Second Lieu-, tenant of Franklin, in reserve, has received a commission as a Sec ond Lieutenant in the regular army. Lieut. Sloan is one of five reserve , of f icers at Fort Bragg to be given a commission in the reg ular army under the Thomason Act. He i with the Quartermaster division of the army. . Lieut. Sloan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Sloan of Franklin and Atlanta, Ga. His brother, G. B. Sloan holds a commission as captain in the regular army. Two Macon Soldiers Sent To Florida Bases News has come from the War Department that Samuel G. Car ver has been assigned to the 67th Bomb Squadren, MacDill Field, Florida; and that Robert L. Dal ton U assigned to the 42nd Air Base Squadren, Tallahassee Air Base, Tallahassee, Florida. Both these young men are from Macon county. Macon Has Increase In Traffic Fatalities V Macon county reported three traffic fatalities during the first five months of this year, accord ing to a five-months' summary released this week by the High way Safety Division. This number represented an in crease in comparison with the number killed in Macon county during the same period last year when one person was killed. Traffic fatalities for the state as a whole totaled 448 persons for the five-months' period, this grim toll running nearly 49 per cent v ahead of the 301 persons killed in North Carolina the first five " months of last year. There has been a constant up ward trend in traffic deaths in this state since last August, with the result that we are now run ning nearly 50 per cent above last year in the number of per sons killed in street and highway accidents," stated Ronald Hocutt, director of Highway Safety Divi sion. This trend can be stopped, and careless motorists and pedestrians must make up their minds that it shall be stopped. This carnage is unnecessary. And it U preventable. Let's it" . The dedication services of the new Asbury church will . begin Sunday, July 6, at. 11 o'clock. Rev. J. C. Swaim, pastor of the- church, will preside at the ceremony. He will be assisted by Rev. W. L. Hutchins, .superintendent of the Waynesville district. Bishop Clare Purcell, bishop of The Methodist church, who is the principal speaker of the day, will deliver the dedication sermon. The program for the 1 1 o'clock service will be as follows: Prelude. Processional : Hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name", Apostles' Creed, cdngregation. Prayer, Rev. W. L. Hutchins. Responsive reading. Gloria Patria. Second Lesson, Rev. J. L. Stdkes. Offertory, music by Rev. and Mrs. P. L. Green. Welcome and announcements, Rev. J. C. Swaim. Presentation of Windows, Rev, C. Swaim. Hymn, "The Church's One Foun dation." Introduction of Speaker, Rev. W, L. Hutchins; Dedicatory Sermon, Bishop Clare Purcell. ,- " Dedication; 1. Presentation by trustees. 2. Response by minister and peo ple. ' - 3. Prayer of Dedication. Hymn, "O For a Thousand Tongues." Benediction. . . Luncheon will be served on the grounds following the morning ceremony. Dr. E.. J. Coltrane,' of Brevard college, will speak on the after noon program which will begin at 2:30 o'clock. The following have been named as trustees of the new church: Mrs. Gordie Stewart, E. M. Keen er, and J. M. Cabe. Ry. -Swaim harappo'nted these committees to aid with the cere mony Decoration, Mrs. Blanche Par rish, Mrs. Leonard Myers, and Mrs. Fred Slagle; lunch, Mrs. Claude Bradley, Mrs. Hazel Nor ton, Mrs, L. M. Henson; parking, Robert Stewart; tables, Leonard Myers, ushers. Misses Lotis Brad ley, Bernice Cabe, Margaret' Cor- bin, Edith Cunningham, Ruth Nor ton, and Roberta Henson. Over 500 guests are' expected to be present at the dedication. Ar rangements have been made to accomodate the overflow crowd in the auditorium of the new Otto .school building where a loud speaker will be installed to carry the program. Etta Whitehead, Age 71 Dies At Home The body of Mrs. Etta White head, 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Zeb W. Con- ley, here at 4 o'clock Saturday morning, was taken to her old home place at Rocky Mount, on Saturday afternoon. . Mrs. Whitehead; who had been with her daughter here for jtthe past month, was taken critically ill on Friday night, although for several months she had been ill. Death was caused from heart ail ment and complications, She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William C Fields. She was born in Wayne county on March 8, 1870. She was a mem ber of the Methodist church and during her many visits to Franklin always attended the F. S. Johnston Bible class of the Franklin Meth odist church. Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. Zeb W. Conley, of Franklin; Mrs. W. B. Sanders, of Rocky Mount and Mrs. C. B. Harrison, of Rocky Mount ; two brothers, Joe "Fields and W. C Fields, both of Norfolk, Va., and seven grand children. ' Funeral services were held at the Winterville Methodist church on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. In ternment was in the church ceme- lefy. Allen Siler Obtains Highway Promotion Allen Siler. son of Mrs. .F. L. Siler of Franklin, was appointed assistant division engineer for the North Carolina State Highway Di vision. He assumed his duties July 1. and his family will move to Asheville this week to take up permanent residence. Mr. Siler was formerly district engineer for the highway depart meot with offices in Sylvs. 'V , , ySi ' ' . yf- " & ' Mv . A'... r.A.t.. - - - - - V A New Church Building to PROGRAM FOR 9:00 A. M. 50 YARD DASH (Boys) V First Prize 5 quarts of oil Western Auto Store.. Second Prize 4 Macon Theatre tickets 'Macon Theater. 50 YARD DASH (Girls) , First Prize One pair slacks E. K. Cunningham & Company. Second Prize $1.00 in trade Roy Cunningham peed & Grocery WHEELBARROW RACE First Prize $3.00 in trade Cagle's Cafe. Second Prize $2.00 in trade Cagle's Cafe. TRICYCLE RACE (Boys) First Prize One first baseman's mitt i S & L Store. Second' Prize One Franklin Press subscription. TRICYCLE RACE (Girls) First Prize One compact Perry's Drug Store. EGG RACE (Girls and Ladies) First Prize One electric toaster Nantahala Power & Light Co. Second Prize $1.00 in trade City Market. THREE LEG RACE (Boys) " .. .' First Prize $2.00 in trade Baldwin & Liner Market. 1 Second Prize $1.50 in trade Macon County Supply Co. THREE LEG RACE (Girls) First Prize $1.00 in trade Jess' Shop; $1.00 in trade Jo's Shop. Second Prize One Prize Polly's; One cleaning and pressing City Pressing Club. THREE LEG RACE (Men over 40) - ' . ' First .Prize 5 gallons of .gas. Cunningham Service Station;. S Quarts of. oil Womack's Service Station. Second Prize Wash arjd grease), job Pattern's . Service Station. ROLLING PIN THROWING CONTEST (Ladies) 1 First Prize $2.00 in trade Cagle's Cafe. , -Second Prize $1.00 in trade Angel's Drug Store. Third Prize One meal The Tavern Lunch Room. HORSE SHOE PITCHING CONTEST (To be held throughout the morning). . . First Prize $5.00 Meal ticket Dixie Grill. ; GREASY POLE Prize $5.00 Cash Reeves Hardware Co, WATERMELON GRAB" . Prize All the'mellons you grab. , 2:00 P. M. BASEBALL GAME. j Franklin All Stars vs. Walhalla, First game. 3:15 P. M. GREASY PIG CHASE Prize The pig given by Lee Poindexter. BICYCLE RACE First Prize $3.00 trade Cagle's Cafe. SECOND -PRIZE 5 Gallons gas-City Garage. SECOND BASEBALL GAME 4:00 P. M. BROADCAST PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH Following the speech the group will join in saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and the Republic for which it stands; one Nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all Bank Will he Closed Friday And Saturday, July 4, 5 The Bank of Franklin will be closed on both Friday, July 4,and Saturday, July 5, according to an announcement made by Henry W. Cabe cashief. Mr. Cabe states that the governor has declared a bank holiday on Saturday as well as the Fourth of July for all bank ing institutions of the state. Mrs. Addie Holland Taken By Death June 15 Mrs. Addie Holland, 73, widow of the late J, H. Holland of Culla saja, died at her home Sunday morning, June 15. She is survived by two children, the Rev. W. Hol land and Mrs. Walter Watkins, four brothers and two grand children. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Frank Reid, assisted by Rev. Davis and D. E. Park. Many friends and relatives at tended the funeral services which were conducted at the -Sugarfork cemetery. be Dedicated at Otto July 6 FOURTH OF JULY Wine Regulations Effective July 1 New regulations in regard to the sale of wines in North . Carolina go into effect on July 1, under the law passed by the 1941 legis lature. Beginning on that date, fortified wines may legally be sold only in the 26counties in the state that have ABC stores, and there' only under strict ABC regulation.. The new wine law absolutely forbids the sale of "fortified" wines (those of more than 14 per cent alcoholic content) in the 74 legally dry counties. Macon county comes under this new law. Last Rites Held For Harvey Sanders Funeral services were held for Harvey Sanders, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sanders" at 2 o'clock June 30, at the Pleas ant Hill Baptist church with the Rev. Lester Ledford officiating. Interment was in the church cem etery. The pallbearers were Benbow Dills, Spurgeon Ledford, and Dan Mason. The flower girls were Re becca Ledford, Birdie Crawford, Julia Mason, and Dottie Hastings. Voters Urged To Register The town of Franklin will hold a bond election on, Tues day, July 8. The two bond is sues to be' voted upon are a $1,000.00 ordinance for sidewalk improvement and a $9,000.00 ordinance for street improve ment. All citizens of the town of Franklin wishing to vote, must be registered in the town reg istration book. The book will be open in the town of Frank lin office on Saturday, July 5. AH voters are urged to make certain, that they have registered. 94 Youths Register For Army July 1st According . to a statement re leased by the Macon County Selec tive Service Board 94 men were registered through the local of fice here on July 1 in, the sec ond nation-wide registration. There were - 89 whites and five necrocs. Of these 15 men have permanent residence elsewhre than in Macon county "but. registered through the local board. " Fine Attendance At Fifth Singing Convention Before an audience1 of between five and seven, hundred people the Fifth Sunday Singing Convention had one of their most successful meetings of the year in the Ma con county courthouse, Sunday,' June 29. The program consisted of sing ing by 12 different choirs and quartets and group singing. Three states and seven counties were represented. J. M, Raby, president of the convention, stated that, it .was an "extraordinary meeting with the choirs and quartets: acquitting them selves in fine fashion." At the business session it was unariimousy approved to . hold the convention on the next fourth Sunday rather than the' fifth in order that Macon county singers might cooperate with ' Jackson county in a district- meeting to be held there on the next fifth Sun day, Carlton Davis Injured In Highway Accident Carlton Davis, 24, truck driver for the Franklin Hardware com; pany here, was painfully,- although not seriously injured, on Friday afternoon, when he was struck by an unidentified car' and driver on highway No. 23 near Dillsboro. Reluming to Franklin, Mr. Davis saw the car coming at what he termed " a high rate of speed and, attempeted to pull the truck to' the side of the road, but was struck by the car'-and he was thrown from the truck unto the pavement, rendering him unconscious for sev eral minutes and injuring his head, shoulder and . hip. The truck was hit with Asuch force that it was completely turned around in the road. Mr. Davis was reported by at tending physicians to be getting along nicely Saturday. Dr. F. E. Verdon's Brother Dies In N. J. Friends of Dr. Franklin E. Ver don will regret to learn of the death of his brother, Dr. Alex ander J. Verdon, 34, of Hoboken, N. J., following an abdominal op eration and illness of two weeks. The funeral was held in Hoboken on Monday, June 23. Dr. Verdon was constantly at the bedside of his brother during his entire ill ness, and gave him two blood transfusions. The deceased was police phy sician of Hoboken Borough. He is survived by his widow, one son, eight months old; his mother, one sister and five brothers. In . a letter received by a friend in Franklin, Mrs. Verdon expresses appreciation of many messages from friends, and states that Dr. Verdon will temporarily take over the practise of his brother. SECRET The U. S. Department of Com merce has ceased publication of statistical information on exports of American farm produce and will -keep such information secret because of the war. . Patriotic Rally to Feature Oath Of Allegiance Flag Raising "All that is needed to complete plans for a glorious Fourth is the crowd that is expected", says W. C. Newton, chairman of the Fourth of. July Celebration Committee. The morning celebration will be taken up with a program featuring games, races and original contests with loads of prizes, highlighted by a greasy pole climbing contest. with a cash prize ; of five dollars. To start the afternoon program there will be a double-header base ball game between the fast climb-, ing Franklin All Stars and the strong Walhalla club with the add ed attraction of a greasy ' pig chase and a bicycle race. To climax the program there will be a broadcast of President Roose velt's speech at 4 p. m. on the public square which will be fol-. lowed by the assembled crowd joining in a pledge of allegiance to our Flag. The committee has taken steps to erect a . permanent iron flag pole and American flag on the square. Negro Killed In Auto Wreck On Highlands Road; Driver Held William B. Porter, negro, was killed instantly in an auto wreck which occurred near the Dugout on the Highlands road Saturday night. ' . ! The driver of the car, Arlexie Gray, is being held in the Macon County jail on a charge of wreck less driving pending further inves tigation of the case. Mr. Porter's home was in At lanta, Ga., but he was employed, during the .summer months by the Highlands Country Club. The body was taken to Atlanta, by the Han ley Funeral Home. Franklin Takes Opener From Sylva 4 To 3 Behind , the excellent pitching of Dan "Fog Ball" Reynolds and sparkling infield play which pro duced three double plays, the! Franklin All Stars defeated the strong Sylva team 4 to 3 in the opening game of a double header, Reynolds allowed seven hits and struck out eight men. Franklin collected eight hits with Gentry, who ot three hits: in four trips to the plate, being the lead ing hitter. In the second game Sylva came back to win a wild affair by the score of 17 to 11. Sumner, who pitched the-first game, pitched the second also for Sylva giving up 13 hits while English, Gentry and Newton were on the mound for Franklin allowing 14 hits. By splitting the double header Franklin remained in third place in the Tri-State League. On July 4 Franklin will go out of the league to play the strong Walhalla, S. C. cubs. The All Stars will play a double header at Andrews Sunday with the local club there. Allen Whitted Injured Fatally By Auto Allen Whitted, 45, of Candler, brother of . Mrs. , Gus Cagle of Franklin, was struck by a car while walking on the Pisgah high way Saturday night and fatally injured. Mr. Whitted died Sunday afternoon in an Asheville hospital. W. T. Crawford, Waynesville attorney and driver of the car which struck Mr. Whitted has been absolved of all blame. Funeral services were held at the Church of God on the Pisgah highway and interment was in the Piney Mountain cemetery. Surviving are the widow, one son, five brothers and six sisters. Mrs. Cagle went to Asheville Monday to attend the funeral. Army Deserter Caught By Local Police Jack Jacobs, formerly of Frank lin, was arrested by Chief of Police C D. Baird, Tuesday morn ing, July 1 and turned over to Army officials. Jacobs was charg ed with desertion from the U. S. Army. He will be taken to Camp Jackson, S. C, and will face his charges before a military court

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