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VOL. LVI, NO. 32
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
Garden Club Will Hold
s County Wide Annual
v Exhibit I
American Troops Train for an Invasion
All flower lovers are looking for
ward to the annual flower show
of the Franklin ' Garden Club
which will be held on Saturday,
August 9, in the Agriculture build
ing. Entries are' not limited to mem
bers of the Garden Club. It is hop
ed that flower growers of the
county will make entries, the only
rules being that entries must be
grown by the exhibitors and that
the entries must be in the build
ing by 10 a. m. Saturday morning.
The show will be open all day,
and remain on display until 10 p.
m. The flowers must be arranged
in their containers before they are
brought to the show room.
GommitUM la Char
The committee in charge of the
exhibits is composed of Mrs. R.
M. Rimmer, chairman, Miss Mary
Willis. Mrs. Frank - Higdon, Mr
Roy Beshears and Mr,. W. "'"A.
Rogers. .' ' -
Mrs. John Archer, Mrs. Allan
Brooks and Mrs. James Sutton
will have charge of the refresh
ment booth where homemade cook
jes and cold drinks will be sold
throughout the day.
Mrs. W. Q Penn, Mr, j. E. S.
Thorpe and Mrs. Jesse Sloan com
pose the hospitality committee.
The Garden Clubs of Gaines
ville and Clay ton have been invit
ed. Mrs. T. W. Angel, president,
say that this year's flower show
promises to be the best ever held
by the club.
list Of Entries
Ribbons will be presented the
prize winners this year, due to the
fact that the money formerly ap
propriated for prizes has been giv
en to the United Service Organi
zation to use in the defense pro
gram. 4 ;jv. ..;. -. '.:
A Hit of the " flowers to "be "en
tered are the following:
1. Dahlias largest and finest of
one variety. Not over five blooms.
2. Dahlias best display of mix
ed variety. Not over ten.
3. Zinnias best display.
4. Rases finest collection.
5. Yellow flowers most attrac
6. Mixed flowers most artistic
7. Most attractive' arrangement
pf two or three colors in flowers.
8. Gladioli five of one color.
9. Gladiolir-not over eight mixed.
10. Snapdragons best display.
11. Marigoldsbest display.
12. Most attractive miniature, not
over six, including vase and flow
v 13. Wall niches red, white and
blue, 36 inches high, 24 inche's
wide and 18 inches deep.
.14. Miscellaneous flowers.
15. Modern arrangement of flow
16. Men's arrangement own's
Also a dinner table, breakfast
tray and a child's party table' are
to be among the entries.
Aluminum Collected By .
The Macon county "Defeat Hit
ler with Aluminum' committee an
nounced the' close of a success
ful campaign Tuesday, August S,
when a State highway truck sent
out from district headquarters in
Asheville collected all aluminum
gathered here 518 pounds of al
uminum was collected in the "vic
tory" boxes- on the square.
Fred Cab, local chairman, stat
ed that he ' appreciated all con
tributions and the work of all
those who assisted with the cam
paign. He added that the thought
that our aluminum helped to make
one bomber which will help out
in bringing about Hitler's defeat
- should reward every contributor
and worker for their efforts.
Mr. Cab stated that he hopes
to soon announce a committee for
the collection of. aluminum in
Highlands and other communities.
Enlists In Air Corps
, John L. Crawford, ton of Mrs.
. Alf Higdon, will leave August 14
, for Charlotte, where he will com
' plete enlistment as a volunteer in
the Army Air Corps. He will then
report for duty at the air field for
training to be a pilot in Stamford,
Mr. and Mrs. A. M. UcGaha,
Ed Kelly and J. E. White of Ta
massee, S. C spent Thursday in
United States Marines, in cooperation with the army and navy, engage
in invasion maneuvers near Jacksonville, N. C, and are shown establish
ing a beachhead on a theoretically hostile shore. Top left, they go over
Farm And Home Tour
To be Made August 13
Farm Agent Announces
Places To Be Visited;
By SAM MENDENHALL
, Next Wednesday, August 13th is
the time whi-raJl meet af the
Agricultural Building and load up
to gO. on our annual Farm- and
Home Tour. All cars and trucks
will be ready to leave riot later
than 1 o'clock fast time. Be sure
that you are on time as . we want
every one to have a seat in one
of the cars that will be furnished
for transportation. Farms and
Homes will be visited that will be
most interesting to everyone. Lunch
will be served by the Missionary
Societies of the Methodist and
Bapist churches of the Cartooge
chaye community at the Arrow-
wood Glade for theS-egular price
of 25 cents. This snall charge en
titles every one to as many re
fills as is necessary in order that
no one has any further desire for
After : the lunch hour every one
will move to Burt Slagle's Dairy
Barn for the livestock show. It is
felt that this will be one of the
best shows that we have ever held
in Macon County. One hundred
dollars will be given in prize mo
ney. Everyone should consult his
show bulletin and then enter just
as many animals in the show as
We are anxious that every one,
both men and women go on the
tour, eat a bountiful lunch and
see a good livestock show.
Hit By Auto Sat. Night
Miss Agnets Shope and Miss Lil
lian Ledford, both of whom suf
fered injuries in an accident which
occurred last Saturday night, are
reported by Dr. Edgar Angel to
be . improving satisfactory.
Miss Shope received a fractured
skull and Miss Ledford had both
bone's in the left leg broken when
hit by a car said to have been
driven by Donald Jones, of Frank
lin. The accident occurred at the
intersection of the Asheville and
Highlands highways, near the tent
where Rev. M. D. Garret was hold
ing revival services. v
The two girls were on their way
to the tent meeting and as they
started to cross the Asheville high
way the car which was proceeding
north on the highway struck them.
The girls had just stepped from
behind one of the many parked
cats on the highway at that point
it was said, and young Jones ' told
investigating officer that he was
not able to stop in time to avoid
Mr. Jones was released under
bond pending the recovery of the
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7v Wti.' 1
Of Siler Family Held On
Wayah Camp Ground
The 91st Siler family reunion
was held. Tuesday, August 7. at the
"Old Camp Ground" on Way ah
Bald, a spot rich in tradition and
memories especially to the older
members of the family, with Mrs,
George A. Jones and Mrs. F. L.
Siler as hostesses. There were 142
present with 126 relatives ?nd 16
After a typical "family meeting
feast" had been served, before
which everyone joined in singing
"Blessed Be Thy Tie That Binds",
and were led in prayer by Rev. L.
Following the dinner, the busi
ness meeting was held over which
Chairman Carl Slagle presided.
Telegram greetings were read from
the Bryson and Lenoir families in
Tucson, Ariz., and from Weimar
Jones of Asheville. An adopted
member of the family, Rev., R. S.
Crockett, made a short informal
talk stressing that the younger
members of the family should try
to live up to the strength of lead
ership and character shown by
their forefathers. Mr. Doug Weav
er invited all the members of the
Siler family to. attend the Weaver
reunion to be held at Weaverville
next week. .
Reports were .made concerning
the achievements of the various
members of the family and Mrs.
George A. Jones and Mrs. Carl
Slagle gave obituarities of those
who had passed away during the
Mrs. Jesse S. Sloan, and Mrs.
Rcby Tessier extended a cordial
invitation to the members . of the
family to come and enjoy the 93nd
reunion with them next year at
the residence of Mrs. J. S. Sloan.
Following the business meeting
the group joined in singing "God
Be With Lfe Until We Meet
Again" and the meeting ended with
a prayer by the Rev. A. Rufus
Raised Is 4 Times Macon
The Macon County Old North
State Fund Committee has raised
an additional $129 in the past two
weeks. According to Dr. Edgar
Angel, county chairman, this now
raises the total contributions to
With a quota of $100 allotted by
the state headquarters the Macon
county committee was the- first in
the state to exceed their quota.
Although the quota has now
been quadrupled Dr. Angel has
stated that the committee will con
tinue their efforts to raise this
money for the cause of purchas
ing and equipping ambulance planes
the side into a landing boat. Top right, a light tank la floated ashore.
Lower left, the Marines hurry to the beach through the shallow water,
Lower right, they drag one of their pack howitzers into position.
WM L CURTIS
Well Known Citizen Dies
After Long Illness .
At Home Here
Funeral services for William T.
Curtis, 64, were held at the Frank
Ma Methodist church Sunday, Aug
ust 3, at 3 p. m. The Rev. J. L.
Stokes II, pastor, officiated, as
sisted by the Rev. L. B. Hayes,
superintendent of the Greensboro
district and former pastor of.- the
Franklin Methodist crurch.
Mr. Curtis died at his home on
West Main street here Friday aft
ernoon at 3:15 following an' illness
of three months.
The son of the late William A.
Curtis, former editor of the Frank
lin Press, and Mrs. Mary Butler
Curtis, William T. Curtis was born
in Nacoochee Valley, Rabun coun
ty, Ga., on April 24, 1877. He mov
ed with his parents to Macon
county in about 1890.
Mr. Curtis was owner and Ed
itor of the Franklin Press from
1911 to 1923, succeeding his father.
For a number of years he was a
traveling salesman. On April 17,
1901 he married Miss Mary Gas
ton of Franklin. He was a member
of the Franklin Methodist church.
The pallbearers were: John Bul
gin, Lyman Higdon, Dewey Ro
chester, Ray Orr, Paul Carpenter,
and J. Rumby Ray.
Surviving are the widow, two
.sons, Gaston of Atlanta, and J.
Robert, of Camp Wheeler; Macon,
Ga.; two brothers, Henry of Sylva,
and Garence Curtis, of Brooklyn,
Wash.; three sisters, Mrs. Florence
Hampton, of Bryson City ; Mrs. E.
L, Ladd, of Gordonsville, Va., and
Mrs . Judson Allen, of Cottage
Grove, Ore., and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Norman C Hawley To
Succeed James Averell
Norman C Hawley will succeed
James Averell as assistant super
visor of the Nantahala National
. The Hawley's have two children.
They will occupy the house ' on
Bidwell street vacated by the
Red Cross Receives
Shipment Of Yarn
A shipment consisting of 150
pounds of sweater yarn and 50
pounds of sock yard has recently
been received by the Macon Coun
ty Red Cross production committee.
Mrs. J. E. Perry, chairman, for
the British Relief, stated that the
need for knitter was very urgent.
State Red Cross officials have
repeatedly complimented Macon
county workers upon the excellent
showing they have made in behalf
of the British Aid program, and
Mrs. Perry added that she hoped
that we would continue to make
the same fine showing.
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Of Tom Leach
Town Board Of Franklin
Seeks To Aid
One hundred dollar's reward was
voted unanimously by the Town
Board of Franklinj last Monday
night at its regular meeting to any
jMiej furnishing evidence sufficient
to convict any party or parties
not heretofore arrested Avho par
ticipated in the brutal assault up
on Tom Leach on Saturday night,
The motion . was made by M.
D. Billings and seconded by T.
W. Angel. ' '
Last reports on the condition of
Mr. Leach are that he will prob
ably recover partially, although in
juries will be permanent. The mur
derous attack made .upon the small,
frail man of 73 years,, in which he
was cruelly beaten with knucks or
an iron bar, which resulted in a
fractured skull, an eye gouged out
and other injuries, and left for
dead behind Ray.s store on Palm
er street, , was undoubtedly made
by several assailants.
Arvil Simons and Tom Bates
were arrested and held in jail
without bail, charged with com
plicity in the crime, but officers
are convinced that others were in
The opinion was expressed by
members of the Board that every
step possible should be taken to
apprehend those guilty of commit
ting so dastardly a crime. Macon
county " officers are continuing
active efforts to trace; the guilty
party or parties.
Of Macon Men
Announcement has been received
from the War Department office
of Fort McPherson, Ga., of the
location of the following young
men from Macon county, who were
among the selectees leaving July
William S. Johnson and Joseph
O. f McDowell, who enlisted in the
reiular army, have been assigned
Private William S. Johnson,
Franklin, has been sent for duty
to the Air Corps, unassigned, El
lington Field, Texas.
Private Joseph O. McDowell,
Cullasaja, has been sent for. duty
to the Coast Artillery Replace
ment Training Center at Fort
Private James C Jacobs, Route
3, Franklin, has been sent to duty
in the 51st Material Squadron at
the New Orleans Air Base, La.
Private Glenn A. Shuler. of High
lands, has also been sent to duty
in the 51st Material Squadron at
the New Orleans Air Base.
Private Roy E. Brown, Route 1,
Horse Shoe, has been sent for
duty to the 67th Material Squad
ron at Eglin Field, Fla.
TJt W. Neville' Sloan, of the
regular Army, will be stationed
at the Quartermaster's School in
Philadelphia, Pa., for the next
three month. ?
County School Faculties
Saturday Aug. 23
The Macon county public schools
will open Oii Thursday, August 28
according lo a statement by G. L,
Houk, Macon county superinten
dentof public 'schools. On Satur
day, August 23, all teachers of the
county school .system will meet in
Franklin high school. --building to
discu,ss plans for the coming year.
Mr. Houk released the follow-.,1
ing tentative list of teachers for 1
the coining year :
'Franklin: W. II; Finley, prin
cipal; W. C. Newton, J. C. Hawk
ins, Helen Moore, - ".Genevieve
Helen White,' Lois K. Green, Kath
erihe M. O'Neil, Marie P. Stewart,
Laura Katherine Porter, Annie
Bailey, Laura Thomas, Nancy Hay-
wood, Marie, Haas, H C. Fonts,
E, J. Whitmire. One to be sup
plied. Lola P. Barrington, Mayberyl
Moody, Margaret H. Ramsey, Vir-,"
einia B. Ramsey, Emma B. Moz-
eley, Edna -Jamison, Pearl Hunter,:
Margaret Slagle, Katherine H.
Williams, Elsie Franks Elizabeth
C. Guffey, Amy Henderson.
Iotla: T. T. Love, Annie S. Neil,
Nora Moody, Mary Ann Angel.
Clark's Chapel : Lola S. Riser,
Fannie Mae Arnold.
Union : Pearl Corbin, Gay Teague,
Maple Springs. Grace Wilkes,
Kate Shope, Pauline Holland.
Holly Springs : Mary S. Byrd, .
Watauga: Jessie Ramsey, Lola
Oak Ridge: Eunice C. Siler, Alice
Mountain Grove; Charlotte Young.
Higdonville: E. J. Carpenter, Lo
vicia Justice, Grace Carpenter.
Salem: W, G. Crawford, Kath
" Mashburn Branch :' Maybur H.
Pine . Grove: Sanford Smith,
Myrtle Keener. .
Buck Creek: Sam Bryson.
Walnut Creek : Glady, . Pannell.
Gold Mine:-Evelyn Kinsland.
Otto: J. J. Mann, Blanche How
ard, Myrtle V. Norton, Onnie
Cabe. Mrs. J. C. Horsley, Mrs. H.
C. Fouts, Joyce Cagle, Catherine
Slagle : Norman West, Martha C.
Shields, Amanda Slagle, Dora G.
Carpenter, Alice Slagle.
Allison-Watts : John , B. Brendle,
Oak Dale: Pearl P. Stewart, Eliz
Burningtown : Nina T. McCoy,
Marie Roper. " .
Oak Grove : (to be supplied)
Ruth Byrd, Christine Browning,
Kate R. Bradley.
Liberty ; Frank Fleming, Selnia
West's Mill : E. G. Crawford,
May McCby, Mattie Brendell.
Otter Creek: Carl Moses, Ray
NY Moses, Jack Carpenter, Fleta
Mason, Emma E. Hyatt.
Kyle: Lolita Dean, Pauline. F.
Beecher: Mary Jacobs Sutton.
Camp Branch: (To be supplied).
Highlands : O. F. Summer, prin
cipal ; Mar.jorie Ingle, Mrs. O. H.
Reschke, Veva Howard, Nina How
ard, Lois Keener, Ethel Calloway,
Annie Pier.son, Sarah Tompson,
(to be supplied).
Scaley :' Jessie Hurst, Virginia
Chapel: H. k. Kemp, principal;
Emma L. England, Eula B. Davis,"
Eula L. Kemp, Wilson Jones. -
More information concerning the
definite assignments of these teach
ers will be published at a later
Mrs. Barnard Starts
For Angel Hospital
Dr. Edgar Angel has recently
announced that a Radium Founda
tion to provide radium treatment
for people of Macon county who
can not afford such treatment has
been .started at the Angel hospital.
Mrs. Ellen Barnard,, of Iotla, has
made a substantial donation which
made the starting of this fund
possible. Dr. Angel stated that the
fund will be financed by private
Another improvement recently
made by the hospital is the build
ing of a nurses" home which will
furnish accomodations for ten
nurses and the building of a ware
house and supply room on property
purchased from Mr. and Mrs. W.