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VOL. LVI, NO. 29
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Farm And Home Tour and
Livestock Show August 13
$100 In Cash Prizes To
Be Given At Live-
The annual Macon County Farm
and Home Tour and . Livestock
show will be held Wednesday, Aug
ust 13. This tour and show is
sponsored by the two Civic Organ
izations of Franklin, namely the
Rotary and Lions Club, cooperat
ing with the representative of the
Representatives from both Civic
Organizations have expressed a de
sire that farmers and farm women
throughout the county should for
get their work . for one day and
let the business men of Franklin
be host to them and help them
have an enjoyable as well as an
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, Macon
county's Home Agent, extends to
all women of the county an invita
tion to go; on the tour, visit to
gether during lunch hour and stay
for the livestock - show. County
Agent Sam Meridenhall and Assis
tant Agent Tom Fagg, stated that
there would be many points of
interest on the tour and that the
livestock show, will be one of the
best that has been held in Ma-'
. con county in many years. They
also stated that every man, woman
and child is invited to attend this
tour and' show. Transportation will
be furnished for everyone who
does : not have a way to travel.
The motorcade will leave the Agri
cultural Building promptly at 9
Livestock exhibits by Future
Farmer boys under the direction
of E. J. Whitmire will add great
ly to the show. Any person in
Macon county - is eligible to enter
one or more animals 'in any or
all of the classes of the' show.
There will be ten classes in the
show and $10 in cash prizes will
: be awarded in i each class. The
classes will be as follows with
first, second . and third prize, in
Dairy Cattle Any breed :
Class I. Heifer calves, age six
months to one year. Prizes, $5, $3,
Class II. Dairy Heifers, age one
year to two years. Prizes, $5, $3,
Class III. Dairy cows, age two
years and over. Prizes, $5, $3, $2.
Beef Cattle Any breed:
Class JV. Beef bulls, any age.
Prizes, $5, $3, $2.
Class V. Feeder steer calves
dropped between January 1 and
April 30. Prizes, $5, $3, $2.
Class VI. Light weight fat steers.
Prizes, $5, $3, $2.
Class VII. Heavy weight- fat
steers. Prizes, $5, $3, $2.
' Workstock: 1
Class VIII. Draft mare's. Prizes,
$5, $3, $2.
Class IX. Horse colts foaled in
1941. Prizes, $5, $3, $Z
Class X. Mule colts foaled in
J941. Prizes, $5, $3, $1.
All entries must be broken to
lead and shown at halter. The
show will be held at Burt Slagle's
idairy barn and all entries must be
at the barn not later than 11
. o"clock, Wednesday morning, Aug
Graham Man Drowned
While Working On Dam
Collins J. Crisp, an employee of
the Utah Construction company
was drowned Wednesday morning,
July 16 in the Nantahala river
while working with a river crew.
Mr. Crisp fell into the river and
was swept against a rock or log
by the swift current before he
could regain the shore. According
to Dr. Ed Angel, of Franklin who
examined the body his neck had
been broken by striking an ob
ject of some srt.
At the inquest conducted by Zeb
Shope, Macon county corner, the
jury returned the verdict that the
death was due to an unavoidable
Mr. Crisp, who resided in the
Japan community in Graham coun
ty, is survived by the widow, two
small children and the parents, all
from the Japan section.
Colored Revival To Begin
At Ray's Chapel July 27
Rev. E. W. McClelland has an
nounced that colored revival will
be held at Ray's Chapel beginning
Sunday, July 27. The meeting will
be conducted by Dr. W. W. Slade,
a very prominent and well known
We cordially invite our white
friends to attend the meeting and
join ia th service with os.
Prophetic Messages To
Continue At Baptist
Rev. C. F. Rogers, pastor will
preach " again Sunday night at 8
o'clock in the Baptist church on
his series of messages on phophesy
and the Second Coming of Christ,
being so much discussed these days,
using as his theme, "I're-millen-nial
and Post-millennial views of
the Return of the Lord Jesus".
Outlines of last Sunday night's
sermon will be given to those who
attend who may desire it.
Probably more people are inter
ested in the study of prophesy just
now than at any one time in our
generation, says Mr. Rogers, and
he is seeking to give out the Word
of God in a way that will give
a sound understanding of the
Scriptures on this important sub
ject, and much interest is being
manifested as the increase in at
tendance at these sermons indi
cate; Prophesy is the mould into
which history is being' cast,, says
Pinkey Tcmlin To Play
At Macon Theatre Aug. 9
Pinky Tomlin, composer of the
popular song hit "The Object of
My Affections", who brings : his
famous dance orchestra to Macon
Theatre on August 9, is one of
the busiest and most talented or
chestra leaders in the field.
Although still a young man,
Pinky has found time to write at
least a score of popular songs,
many of which, , such as "Object"
and "Love Bug", have been smash
hits. Pinky has also appeared more
than half a dozen feature films,
made dozens of best selling phono
Pinky organized his own dance
orchestra. Recently, it found im
mediate public 'favor in long en
gagements at the Biltomore Bowl
in Los Angeles, in the Jung Hotel
in New Orleans and at the Drake
Hotel in Chicago.
Few band leaders can point to
outstanding achievements and such
marked success in so many varied
fields of endeavor, as a song writer,
as a singer and entertainer ' on
Stage, screen and radio, and as a
conductor of one of the most popu
lar dance bands of today.
Funeral Services Held .
For D. B. Tilson
Funeral services for David B.
Tilson, 51, were held on Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Buck
Creek ; Baptist church. The Rev.
Oscar Nix and the Rev. Frahk
Reid, officiated. Burial was in the
church cemetery. "
Mr. Tilson died at his home in
the Buck Creek community on
Wednesday morning about 10 :30
o'clock following an illness of one
year. Death was caused from a
stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Tilson, a well-known farmer
of the Buck Creek community, was
born in Jackson county on Febru
ary 15, 1889. He was a son of the
late Abe and Mary Ann Franks
Tilson. In 1911 he was married to
Miss Jane Rogers, who survive
him. He was a member of the Pine
Grove Baptist .church.
Surviving besides the widow are
six children, one daughter, Mrs.
Lillie' Miller, of Highlands; five
sons, Stanley and Glenn Tilson of
Highlands, Beulon, Lyle, and Hen
ry Tilson, of Gneiss; two sisters,
Mrs. Catherine Gibson, of Gneiss;
and Mrs. Callie Rogers, of High
lands; two brothers, James Tilson,
of Cornelia, Ga., and Jake Tilson,
Local Service Station
Installs New Equipment
Due to the installation of new
equipment and remodeling of the
station we are now ready to offer
tfTe public the most modern and
up-to-date service station west of
Asheville, was the announcement
made by John Cunningham, man
ager of Cunningham's Esso Serv
Saturday and 'Sunday, ' July 19
and 20 the station will be open
to the public for inspection and
the public is cordially invited . to
come and see the new recent im
provements. Mr. Cunningham has completely
remodeled his station building, an
enclosed wash and grease pit and
improving his rest rooms.
A special feature of the new sta
tion is the installation of Sterli
seat toilets which are the most
modern sanitary equipment possible
to obtain. By use of an ultra violet
ray light aM possible germs are
killed within 45 seconds. Similar
lights are used in many hospitals
throughout the country today,
Families To Be Asked
For Unused Aluminum
The nation's gigantic aluminum
gathering campaign, scheduled for
the week of July 11, will give
every family, an opportunity to
contribute directly to the Nation
al Defense Program, says Dr. 1.
O. Schaub, director of the N. C.
State College Extension Service.
During that week, voluntary
workers will call at the homes of
American families in every state
asking for any old aluminum not
in use. Purpose of the campaign
is to supplement the vast supplies
of the metal needed for the pro
duction of defense equipment, espe
cially fighting planes.
Among the items which may be
contributed are : pots and pans,
radio parts, toys, shakers, screen
ing, old washing-machine parts,
picture frames, book ends, ice
trays, measuring cups, camera
equipment, kettles and double boil
ers, bottle and jar caps, refriger
ator vlates, and dozens of others.
"Anything that's made of alumi
num will do," Dr. Schaub said.
"That old kettle with the hole in
it that's been lying around for
years will help in making a plane.
A careful search of pantries, base
ments, back porches, and outbuild
ings will probably reveal several
items no longer usable that will
go to increase our present alum
inum supplies." H '
In rural areas, it has been pro
posed that 4-H Club members and
home demonstration club women
call on homes in their communi
ties to collect the aluminum scrap.
Dr. Schaub said farm and home
agents have . been asked to lend
a helping hand in this important
Medical Students May
Junior and . senior medical stu
dents in Grade A medical schools
in the United States, if physically
fit for military service, may be
commissioned, as second lieuten
ants in ' the Medical Administra
tive Corps Reserve, it was an
nounced today by General J, Van
B. Metts, state director of Selec
tive Service. This is in accordance
with a policy recently adopted by
the War Department.
The policy also provides, General
Metts pointed out, that internes
may be commissioned as first lieu
tenants in the Medical Corps Re
serve with the understanding that
they will be permitted to complete
their interneship before being ord
ered to active duty.
Speaks To Rotary Club
On Defense Program
In an address to the Franklin
Rotary Club at their regular Wed
nesday luncheon meeting Mayor
Thomas Gamble, of Savannah, Ga.,
after .commenting upon the attrac
tiveness of Franklin as a tourist
center discussed the National. De
fense program stressing especially
the steps which have been taken
by our government and other agen
cies to provide for social recrea
tion the young men in military
Commenting upon the excellent
morale of the young men in train
ing today and singling out for
special praise North Carolina's con
tingent, Mayor Gamble stated that
he had many letters from boys
who had been in training there
thanking him for the hospitality, of
his city and not orice had . he
heard a single writer "who didjiot
show the spirit of , willingness to
go on to the end whatever the
end might be."
The speaker in explaining the
recreational program that "was be
ing provided for the men in serv
ice stated that - libraries, social
rooms, comfortable living quarters,
and other recreational facilities had
been provided near the' training
bases. Mr. Gamble stressed the fact
that proper use of the hours of
social life was just as essential
as military training in maintaining
and developing army morale.
In closing Mayor Gamble made
an eloquent plea for unity in the
cause of defense. "Let us remem
ber, one and all, that wars are
won by unity of purpose and of
action, that we are above all other
considerations, Americans, and that
America's cause is our cause,
America's battle our battle, and
when an unlimited victory comes,
as it assuredly will if we enter
the war with all our powerful' re
sources, we will all share in the
glory, and looking up at our flag
thank God we have been so for
tunate as to live under the Stars
and Stripes." t
TO BE ON SEPT. 2
New Registration Will
Be Required For
At a special meeting called by
Chairman Gus Leach, Monday,
July 14 the Macon County Board
of Commissioners set the date for
the bond election on September 2,
1941. At this time the citizens of
Macon county will be asked to
.vote on a $60,000 bond issue to be
used for the construction of new
court-house and jail building.
" Due to the . fact that the last
registration records we're destroyed
in the Bank building fire a com
plete new registration will be re
quired before the election. In order
that all eligible voters may regis
ter the registration books will be
open . in the various precincts on
each Saturday from August 2 un
til August 23 from 9 a. m. until
6 p. m. Any person failing to reg
ister during this time will not be
allowed to vote in the bond elec
tion. The Board of Commissioners an
nounced the following list of reg
istrars and judges for the dif
ferent precincts in this election!
Franklin Township Fred D.
Cabe, H. W. Cabe, Oliver Hall.
Millshoal Township L. A. Berry,
Harold Cabe, Marion Deal.
Ellijay Townships-Fred Bry,son,
L. T. Moses, Bill Higdon.
Sugarfork Township - E. C.
Shook, Luther Holland, E, M, Dills.
Highlands Township Walter
Bryson, T. C. Harbison, Weldon
Flats Township Mrs. Albert
Brown, M. S. Burnett, W. R. Mc
Connell. Smith's Bridge Township Mallie
Cabe, J. H. McDowell, A. C. Pat
terson. Cartoogechaye Township Dan
Sweatman, John Dalrymple, A. Q.
Nantahala Township No. 1 Bas
Baldwin, Craig Stepp, J. M. Ray.
Nantahala Township No. 2 J. R
Shields, J. S. Grant, John Wishon.
B.urningtown Township Bill Par
rish, Jud Wild, T. T. Reeves.
. Cowee Township S. C Leather
man, Fred McGaha, Perry Bradley.
Mrs. E. R. Kinnebrew
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy
Patton Sloan Kinnebrew, 74, were
held at the Franklin Methodist
church on Tuesday afternoon at 3
o'clock.. The Rev. Dr. J. L. Stokes,
II, pastor, officiated. Interment was
in the Franklin cemetery.
Mrs. Kinnebrew, who had been
in ill health for the past year, died
at the home' of her daughter, Mr.s.
James A. Cook in Eatonton, Ga.,
on Monday morning at 1 o'clock.
Death was caused from a sudden
Mrs. Kinnebrew was a daughter
of the late William and Harriett
Timoxena Sloan. She was born and
raised in Macon county where she
lived until her marriage to E. R.
Kinnebrew. Later moving to Ath
ens, Ga., until. Mr. Kinnebrew's
death a number of years ago. Since
then she has made her home in
Franklin and with her children.
She was a member of the Frank
lin Methodist church, of the Wo
man's Missionary Society- and the
F. S. Johnston Bible Class, all of
Pallbearers, who were all neph
ews, included W. W. Sloan, Gil
mer Crawford, Richard S. Jones
and Harold T. Sloan, of Franklin;
Weimer Jonesr of Asheville and
Oscar Kinnebrew, of Athens, Ga.
Surviving are two sons, Robert,
of Washington, D. C, and Wil
liam, of Winter Haven, Fla., two
daughters, Mrs. James A. Cook,
of Eatonton, Ga., and Miss Har
riett Kinnebrew, of Atlanta, Ga.;
two sisters, Mrs. Lee Crawford
and Mrs. George A. Jones, of
Franklin ; one brother, Leon T.
Sloan, of Franklin Route 3, nine
grandchildren, and three great
grandchildren. Among the out-of-town relatives
and close friends here to attend
the funeral included Miss Laura
Jones, Lake Junaluska; Lyle Jones,
Billy Jones and Weimer Jones, of
Asheville; Mrs. .Tom Roane and
Miss May McDowell, of Clayton,
Ga., Horace Sandiford and Owen
Post, Atlanta, Ga. ; Mr. and Mrs.
Weaver Bridges, Miss Willie
Whitehead, Mrs. Preston Almond,
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Winston, Mrs,
J. Emorjr Cook, of Athens, Ga.
Gov Broughton Asks For
Aluminum Plant At Andrews
To Be Held At Franklin
School July 19
The sixth . annual county wide
Farmers Federation picnic will be
held at the Franklin high school
building, Saturday, July 19.
A fine program is offered featur
ing ' string music, singing contests,
.short talks by several prominent
speakers,, and a variety of games
and contests with prizes for the
winner, in each event.
Several Prominent Speakers
At the morning program which
will begin at 10 a. m., talks will
be ' made by James G. K. McClure,
president of the Farmers Federa
tion; S. W. Mendenhall, Macon
county farm agent; Dumont Clarke,
director of the Lord's Acre pro
gram ; L. L. Burgin, member of
State Board of Agriculture, and
Horace Nolen, manager of the
federation warehouse in Franklin.
Beginning promptly at 2 p. m.
the afternoon program will feature
two hours of singing by choirs
and quartets from Macon . county.
The best choir will be given song
books , and the winning quartet
will receive an appropriate prize.
There will be plenty of free
watermelons and lemonade for
everyone. It is hoped that every
farm family in Macon county will
attend and bring a basket full of
F. B. I. Agent Speaks
Before Lions Club
On Monday evening, July 14, the
Franklin Lions Club held their
regular meeting at the Panorama
Courts. P. V. Hodges, special agent
of the Federal Bureau of Investi
gation was the guest .speaker of
the evening. Mr. Hodges has his
headquarters at Charlotte.
In reviewing the development of
the Federal Bureau . of Investiga
tion Mr. Hodges related .that in
1924 the F. B. I; was founded
under the direction of Edgar
Hoover, who is still head of the
department. The speaker stated
that the excellent training given
the agents before they were sent
in the field, the closely knit and
well organization, and excellent
leadership were the' chief factors
which had contributed to the suct
cess of department.
To become an agent Hodges ex
plained that one must have a col
lege degree in law or accounting
and have at least two years experi
ence in one of those fields or have
an academic degree and a speak
ing knowledge of one foreign lan
guage. All prospective agents go
through' the F. B. I. schools where
they receive special training in
espionage and counteracting sabo
tage. Mr. Hodges pointed dut that
since Franklin is not located close
to any large industrial center it is
hard to' visualize the need for
watchfulness to prevent theft of
industrial secrets, spreading of de
moralizing propoganda and at
tempts at, sabotage', but that all
citizens should aid the F. B. I. in
preventing such activities. .
Societies Meet July 24
The Woman's Missionary, So
cieties of the Franklin Baptist
church wiill meet on Thursday
afternoon, July 24, at 3 o'clock,
Circle No. 1 will meet at the home
of Mrs. J. Horner Stockton on
Harrison avenue; Circle No. 2 will
meet with Mrs. Paul Carpenter on
White Oak street and Circle No
3 will meet at the home of Mrs.
W. G. Wilkie. All members are
urged to attend.
E. A. Dowdle Purchases
Store From Glenn Ray
E. A. Dowdle announced that he
has purchased the grocery and
feed store formerly owned by
Glenn Ray and that he will con
tinue to handle the same type of
goods that Mr. Ray sold.
The Ray Grocery company has
now opened a store on Palmer
street across from Erwin Pat ton's
filling station. Glenn Ray will be
manager of the new store.
Opened By NYA Officials
Mrs. Louise Davis, of the NYA
Division of Youth Personnel, will
be in Franklin every Monday to
interview youths seeking employ
ment The NYA office is located
at the Home Practice Center an
East Main strict.
North Carolina Senators
Ask To Aid
. RALEIGH, July 15. Just back
from Washington, where he con
ferred with North Carolina .sena
tors, Congressman Weaver and ex
ecutives of the Aluminum Company
of America,- Governor . Broughton
today told a representative of The
Franklin Press and Highlands Maj.
conian of efforts he is making to
obtain an aluminum' plant for
Western North Carolina. S
The chief executive was 'much
concerned over the recent an
nouncement that hydro-electric
powei; generated in the western
counties would be transmitted to
Tennessee to furnish power for an
enlarged aluminum plant at Alcoa.
He , expressed the hope that ar
rangements could he made for
establishment of a plant at Andrews .
to utilize Western North Caro
lina's increasing output t of elec
tricity, and he said he was doing
everything; ' within his power to
bring this about.
"I feel strongly," Governor
Broughton said,: "that a new. alum
inum plant ought to be built "at
Andrews, where it was originally,
designed to: be built. General con
ditions, transportation facilities, ,
available labor and proximity fo
the source of power all seem un
answerable arguments , in favor of
locating a plant there.
''We cannot afford to sit idly by
and see the potential water power
of Western North Carolina utilized
for the development of industry
in . other states. Entirely too much
of this is being done already. While
we have no quarrel with other
states and no disposition to inter
fere with their, progress and de
velopment, we feel that North Car
olina power should first be' applied
to the development of industry in
Returning from a vacation trip
to Canada, the governor made a
special point of ' stopping in Wash
ington the end of last week in the
interest of industrial development
in North Carolina in connection ,
with the defense program. A week
earlier it had been announced that
the Tennessee Valley Authority
would build the Fontana. dam in
Swain county. This revived hope
for construction of an aluminum
plant at Andrews, plans for which
were abandoned months ago. Then,
came news that while the Alumi
num Company intended immediate
expansion of its facilities, it would
bring this about through construc
tion of a plant at Badin, N. C, in
the Piedmont, and expansion of its
plant at Alcoa, just across the
North Carolina line in Tennessee.
While in Washington Governor
Broughton went to bat for a plant
at Andrews. He solicited the co
operation of both Senator Reynolds
and Senator Bailey and also that
of Congressman Weaver, and he
laid before officials of the Alumi
num Company the advantages of
fered by Andrews. r
In announcing plans for expan
sion' of the A'coa plant instead of
construction of a new unit at An
drews, the Aluminum Company said
the decision was based largely on
better transportation facilities at
the' Tennessee point. Governor
Broughton presented data showing
that railroad facilities" at Andrews
were equally as good, if not bet
ter, than those at Alcoa. He also
pointed out that it was more ec
onomical o utilize hydro-electric
power close to the source of pro
duction, and that Western North
Carolina could offer a plentiful
supply of labor under favorable .
The governor indicated that some
Western North Carolina leaders
have not abandoned hope for loca
tion of an aluminum plantat An
drews and had asked him to use
his influence to bring about estab
lishment of this industry. While
he was unable to make any state
ment as to the prospects of bring
ing this about, he felt that the
people of the entire section should
concenerate their efforts and in
fluence in this accomplishment
Unless they do, a very large pro
portion of the power potential of
Western North Carolina will be
ued to turn the wheels of industry
in Tennessee and supply jobs at
Alcoa while many in the western
counties of the Old North State
'P'S 00 unemployment Jijt,