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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
.Thursday, julV i,
U. S. Prepares To Meet
Emergency In Record Time
Figures Show Progress
In Defense Effort
In One Year
A year ago America was unpre
pared. Its weapons oi war were
obsolete, its military manpower at
a veJ"y low point, its citizenry
'blind by trusting too much in iso-
. lationism which grew up after the
first World War.
A year ago last month President
Roosevelt went before Congress
and gravely warned of the turn
in world affairs which made th
i speedy armament of this country
; a prime necessity for the insur
ance of its continued existence in
a chaotic world. ' '
To the casual spectator the de
fense program has been a scape
goat for name-calling and bureau
cratic fumbling. Behind the sur
face one of the greatest industrial
feats of all time has been ac
complished in the Last year. At
the present rate the United States,
. the world's richest country in na-;
tural resources, will soon be among
the most powerfully armed nations
in the entire world.
The Wall Street Journal recent
ly issued a special edition to sum
marize the accomplishments in the
first year of our defense effort.
lit is the first thorough compilation
of the record to be made. The
contents refute the notion that
the democratic process is a handi
cap in the efficient preparation for
Some of the things on the ac
An army of over 1,300,000 man
has been built on . the foundation
of last year's Regular Army of
143,000 and a National Guard of
Navy planes, all types, as of
May 1, this year, number 3,476 as
, against 2,172 on July 1 of last
Construction of a "two-ocean"
Navy is running ahead of schedule.
Airplane production has been
jumped from 450 a month to over
1,500 and is scheduled to reach a
monthly total; of 2,600 by October.
That will ibe equivalent of 31,200
In 1941, 115 merchant ships will
be delivered, compared with last
A year ago there were only 83
privately owned, ship ways in the
. country. Today there are 254.
Before the summer is over, sev
eral industries will be in quantity
production of the most modern
and powerful armored machines
in the world.
' Government arsenals and newly
built and equipped private plants
are turning out large and small
cannon, anticraft guns, rifles, ma
cnuie guas and ammunition in
ever increasing quantities.
This showing has been possible
through one of the greatest con
versions of industry to the pur
poses of war in the history of
the country. ; , :'
In commenting on defense pro
gress editorially, the Wall Street
"A year ago we heard men say
that much of this was not p.os
sible under our form of society,
that we would have to accept a
dictatorship. That is not so."
We have done it all in a demo
Be an American 1 Think Amer
ican ! Act American!
Charles L. Blaine
Celebrated 70th Birthday
On Father's Day
Charles L. Blaine, prominent Ma
con county citizen, aind a member
of . the board of county commis
sioners, recently passed the impor
tant ' milestone of "three-score
years and ten", still biassed with
good health and active in his pub
lic duties and private business.
The birthday occurred on April
6, but the celebration had to be
postponed until Father's Day. The
Franklin-Press heard of the hap
py occasion too late to report the
following week. We are glad to
secure the following ' account ;' of
the large gathering that assembled
to do honor to a good father,
friend and neighbor, and add our
congratulations to the many that
Mr. Blaine has been receiving from
Mr. and Mrs. Blaijie, with their
proverbial hospitality spread a
sumptuous feast for their guests
on the lawn of their home in the
Patton community, on long tables
under the trees. Relatives and
friends gathered from far and near
to do honor to this c.ouple who
have contributed much to their
community during their long life.
Mrs. Frank Hughes, -eldest'
daughter, the former Miss Maude
Blaine, and children came ' from
Asheville. Her married children, al
so came with their children. Oth
er children present were Mr. and
Mrs. Mack Moffit, of Franklin
Mr. and Mrs Alex W. Cabe of
Route 1, Dillard, Ga ; Mr and
Mrs. Arthur Blaine, Mr. and Mrs.
Earl Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Blaine, of Dillard, Ga., and Mr.
a,nd Mrs. Ted Blaine of Franklin.
These all brought their children,
making a total of 25 grandchild
ren and three great-grandchildren
' Of the more than 100 people
who went to congratulate Mr.
Blaine and remained to enjoy the
bountiful hospitality of their host,
many came from Georgia and Ma
co,n county and from points far
ther away. Among the guests were
Mr. and Mrs, A. B. Slagle. Mr.
and Mrs. Jake Addington, Harlev
Cabe, D. P. Cabe, Dr. Williams,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank I. Murray
and many others. A truck load
came from Asheville alone. All re
ceived a hearty welcome and car-'
ned away memories of : a happy
birthday party that they will not
soon forget. . Many expressed the
hope that Mr. Blaine would cele
brate other birthdays in the same
manner, and all wished for him
many more useful years.
Ousted by Nazis '
Naval Recruiting Officer
To Be Here July 7-9
A representative of the U. S.
Navy Recruiting Service will es
tablish the regular monthly Navy
Recruiting Station at the Post
office Building, Franklin, . from
July 7 to July 9, from 9 a. m.
to 4:30 p. m. daily, for the pur
pose of accepting enlistments
the regular Navy and enrollments
in the Naval Reserve. An unlimit
ed number of men may now be
accepted for both the regular Navy
and the Naval Reserve, and those
who are accepted may be sure of
enlistment at an early date.
The requirements for enrollment
in the Naval Reserve have been
considerably relaxed as compared
with the requirements for enlist
ment, in the regular Navy, and
those men who may previously have
been rejected for some . physical
defect, cart probably be enrolled
at the present time. In addition.
those who enroll in the Naval re
serve will be released from active
duty as soon after the present
National Emergency as their serv
ices can be spared, regardless of
the "length of time remaining on
their enlistment. Registration for
Selective Service' will not prevent
enlistment in the Naval service.
In addition, those who possess
a trade or profession, may be en
rolled in the Naval Reserve in a
rating commensurate with their
ability and at a monthly rate of
pay from $60 to $99 per month,
and ordered to active duty im
mediately with the full pay of their
Sunday, July 6
Rev. C. F. Roger
9:45 a. m. Bible school.
11 a. m. Morning worship.
6:30 p. m. B. T. U.
7:00 p. m. The Brotherhood.
8:00 p. m. Evening worship.
Rev. J. L. Stokes II
10 a. m. Church school.
11 i. m.-r-Worship service.
7:15 p. m. Young Peoples meet
tig. 8 :00 p. m. Evening service. -Bishop.
Clare, Purcell, preaching.
? Rev. Hubert W&rdW
10 a. "m. Sunday school.
11 a. f. Services.
2 :30 p. - m. Sunday school and
service 2nd and 4th Sundays.
ST. AGNES EPISCOPAL
Rev. A. Rufas Morgan
10 a, m. Church school.
11 a. m. Holy communion and
Rev. Philip L. Green .
10 a. m. Salem.
11 a. m. Bethel.
, 3 p. m. Louisa.
7:30 p. m. Clark's Chapel.
MACON METHODIST CIRCUIT
Rev. J. C. Swain
Dedication of Asbury Church.
11 a. m. Bishop Clare Purcell.
2:30 p. m. Dr. E. J. Coltrane.
ST. JOHN'S CATHOLIC PARISH
Rv. A. F. Rohrbachar
Schedule of Ma.
2nd and 4th Sunday :
8 a. m. E. S. T. Franklin.
11 a. m. E. S. T. Highlands.
11 a m. E. S. T. Waynesville.
8 a. m. E. S. T. Bryson City.
8 a. m. E. S. T. Andrew
8 a. m. E. S. T. Cherokee.
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Phone 179 ' Franklin, N. C
Main Street Franklin, N. C
Baldwin & Liner
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GRADE A MARKET
ASHEAR BLDG. PHONE 85
Radio Sale and Service '
Singer Sewing Center
Franks Radio, Elec. Co.
AMERICAN FLAGS $1.98
Fade-proof, Everlasting Colors
Size 3 ft. x 5 ft. 6 ft. Mast,
Western Auto Store
Franklin. N. C.
Among the American consuls or
dered by the Nazis to close their
offices is Sydney B. Redecker, con
sul at Frankfort. He is charged with
having "delivered addresses in sup
port of propaganda unfriendly to
Germany." All consulates in Ger
many and in most occupied territory
were ordered closed.
We Specialize in Body
and Fender Work
L. E. English Roy Mathbura
Phone 137 Franklin, N. C
Maytag Washing Machines
RCA Victor Radios
Use Our Easy Payment Plan
Macon Furniture Company
THAD PATTON DAN BRYSON
TO OUR CUSTOMERS
BECAUSE of the long continued drought in the
Southeast, and the rapidly increasing demand for
electric power for National Defense purposes, the
Federal Government has urged that drastic reduc
tion be made in all uses of electric power not need
ed for defense work.
We are again asking the co-operation of our cus
tomers in this vital matter. The following sugges
tions show some ways in which definite savings in
power consumption can be made:
1. Turn off all lights not actually needed. Use smaller b u 1 bs
2. Use all appliances as economically as possible. Turn off the
radio when not listening. Use the electric stove economically.
3. If electric water heaters are being used, and ot her means
are available to heat water, use these other means. Otherwise use
hot water sparingly.
1. Discontinue all window lighting, all outdoor signs, and out
door and decorative lighting.
2. Turn off all indoor lights not actually needed, and use small
er bulbs where possible.
3. Use all appliances economically, a n d if hot water heaters
are used, heat water with other means if possible.
Industrial Power Customers
Each of our power customers will be called upon for the pur
pose of working out a definite allotment for power consumpiton.
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