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VOL. LVI, NO. 33 .
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, IM1
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ELT, CHURCHILL MEET AT SEA
Macon Farm And Home Tour
Enjoyed By More Than 500
Many Model Farms And
On-Wednesday, August 13 more
than 500 farmers, business men
and others of Macon county took;
-a day off to go on the 12th an
nual Farm and Home Tour to ad
mire their neighbor's handiwork.
As a tribute to the growing in
terest in , this yearly event this
; was the largest attendance .record
set by any Macon county tour.
In about 64 cars and trucks furn
ished by local citizens and busi
ness firms the tour left ,the Agri
culture buildwig at 10.30 a. m., with
state highway patrolman Ed Guy
and Sam Mendenhal, Macon coun
ty agent, leading the way. The
first stop was in the Patton set
tlement where a fine herd of Black
Angus cattle, belonging to Paul
Pattern, Unit Demonstration farm
er, and a large herd of Angora
goats which Fred Hannah - has re
cently brought into the county
were inspected. The next point of
interest was a ride through A. B.
Slagle's Unit Demonstration Dairy
farm. Of special interest here was
a large field covered with a splen-
did stand of soybeans and . Sudan
Modal Home And Farata
To show the efficient methods
of living taught by our agriculture
leaders, an attractive modern home
owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dal
rymple was next shown.
From here the tour proceeded
to the Unit Demonstration farm
owned i - Charlie Enlpe. wher?
they found a "well balanced farm
ing system composed of hay, grain,
pasture and truck crops. Here Mr.
Enloe has taken a hillside too
steep for cultivation , and by sow
ing it in: lespedeza, red clover,
and pasture grasses has made a
After a . trip through the Unit
Demonstration farm owned by
Carl Slagle where an excellent pas
ture has been developed by the
use of lime, triple superphosphate,
and pasture grass and a refrost
ing program were points of special
interest, the ladies of the Cac
toogechaye Methodist and Baptist
churches served an excellent
"country dinner" for the large.
crowd that had gathered at Ar-
Dr. Staub Spajaka ' .
Dr. I. O. Staub, director of the
Extension Eervke, , and Dean of
Agriculture college at North Caro
lina State college made a short
talk in which he stated, "that the
world today was in a devil of a
fix 4hat regardless of the outcome
of the present war that farm peo
ple must prepare themselves to
live in a world which will be far
different than the one they ow
Following the - dinner the tour
-proceeded to the Bert Slagle dairy
farm where th Macon county
stock show was held under the
direction of E. J. Whitmire.
Mr. Mcndenhall expressed appre
ciation for the aid given by the
Batik of Franklin and the Rotary
and Lions Clubs in sponsoring the
tour and to the many people who
furnished transportation, and also
for those who cooperated in furn
ishing animals for exhibit He
stated that without their coopera
tion the farm tour would "not have
There! were many . out-of-town
guests who took part in the pro
gram, including K. W. Shoffner,
farm management director; W. D.
Lee, extension service agent; F.
S. Sloan, district agent, and coun
ty agents from neighboring coun
ties. Soco Gap Band, Dancers
At Helen's Barn Aug. 20
Dancers, square and otherwise,
will be glad to learn that the
Soco Gap square dance team will
return to Helen's Barn next Wed
nesday evening, August 20, bring
ing their own string band. Mr. and
Mrs. F. A. Wilson announce .that
this is the first time that th
Soco dancers have brought their
band, which is considered unsur
passed in this part of the country.
It .will play for dancing through
out the evening from 8 JO to 12
o'clock, (D.S.T.) and the public is
cordially invited to come and dance.
By Franklin Garden Club
Attended By 00
Adjudged the most beautiful
flower show ever held by the
Franklin Garden Club, a crowd of
about 500 people, many of them
visitors; praised the. quality and
arrangement of exhibits in the
Agriculture building last Saturday.
.The show was county -wide, with
entries open to non-members : as
The motive of patriotic colors
in red, white and blue flowers was
carried out with taste and ingenu
ity by the committee assisted by
other members of the club.
The main tables were arranged
in the form of a V at the en
trance and wall niches were filled
with boxes of red, white and blue
blossoms of every kind. The re
freshment booth decoration carried
out the same color scheme.
Clyde Ray, Waynesville florist,
and Mrs.. Ray, and Mr! Robison,
of the Robison Florist Shop, Ashe
ville, acted as judges.
Ribbon winners in ' the various
classes were as follows:
Dahlias, largest and finest of one
variety, Mrs. Zeb Cansler, first,
Mrs. Cecil Ledford, second. Dahlias,
best display of mixed variety, Mrs.
Frank Higdon, first, Mrs. Cansler,
second. Zinnias, large, Mrs. Albert
Ramsey, first, Mrs, John M.
Archer, second. Zinnias, small,
Mrs. R. M... Rimmer, . first, Mrs.
Gartstav. wcond. -Roses. - T. W.
Angel, Jr., both first and second
Yellow flowers, Mrs. T. W.
Angel, Jr., first, Mrs. Higdon, sec
ond. Mixed flowers, Mrs. Herbert
E. Church, first, Mrs. Rimmer,
second. Two or three color ar
rangement, Mrs. Higdon, first, Mrs
Cansler, second. Gladioli, one color,
Mrs. Higdon, first, Mrs. Ellis
Clarke' Soper, second ; gladioli,
mixed, Mrs. ,Soper,' first, Mrs. Hig
don, second. Snapdragon, Mrs.
Cansler, first. Marigolds, Mrs. Rim
mer, first, Mrs.' Phil Hoyt, sec
ond. Miniature, Mrs. Ben Wood
ruff, first, Mrs; J. Ward Long,
second. Wall niches, Mrs. Wood
ruff, first, Mrs. Angel, second.
Miscellaneous, Miss Mary Willis,
first, Mrs. Cansle'r, second. Mod
ern arrangement, Mrs. James E.
Perry, first, Mrs. Long, second.
Men's arrangement : Frank- Hig
don, first, Master Mark Dowdle,
second. Child's party table, Mrs.
Long, first. Mrs. Higdon was the
winner f the sweepstake prizes.
CommUtaas la Chagra,
The committee in charge of ar
rangement was made up of Mrs.
R. M. Rimmer, chairman, Mrs.
Frank Higdon, Miss Mary Willis,
Mrs. Roy G. Beshears and Mrs.
W. A. Rogers.
Mrs. John M. Archer,; chairman,
Mrs. James A. Sutton and Mrs.
Allan Brooks and Mrs. James E.
Perry served punch and cookies
to the guests during the day.
Mrs. W. C Penn, Mrs. J. E. S.
Thorpe and Mrs. J. S. Sloan com
posed the hospitality committee.
Mt. T.W. Angel, president of
the club, expressed her apprecia
tion to the public in general for
their hearty cooperation for help
ing to make the flower show a
success, and particularly the- com
mittees who worked so tirelessly.
Organized At Louisa
The . young people of Louisa
Chapel met at Arrowood Saturday
afternoon, August 9, with their
pastor, Rer. P. L. Green, and J.
R. Andrews, for the purpose of
organizing a chapter of the Ep
After enjoying swimming and
other activities and a picnic lunch,
the following officers were elected :
Mary Evelyn Moore, president ;
Kathryn Conley, 1st vice-president.
Nancy Waldroop, 2nd vice-president;
Lorena Green,- secretary;
Frances Mashbufn, treasurer,
chairman, of program comrrtittee,
Gena -V. Frazier; worship, Dor
othy Waldroop, recreation, Nancy
Waldroop ; ptfbHcity, Hawyood
Frazier. Adult Councilors elected
are Mrs. Kate McNeil, Mrs. Nel
son Waldroop, Mrs. .Van Frazier,
Mrs. Nannie Burrei
"r- . mi
Aliss Bessie Gaddy, Worthy Grand Matron ; Hawley C. Cobb, Worthy
Grand Patron; Miss Elizabeth Slagle, District Deputy Grand Matron,
of the Order of the Eastern Star of North Carolina; Mrs. Margaret
A. ,Cabe, - Worthy Matron of Xecjuassa Chapter No. 43, of FrankUn
Viewed By Big Crowd;
' Winners Listed
The prize winners of the Macon
County Stock Show under the di
rection of E. J. Whitmire, held
in conjunction with the Farm and
Home Tour: . .
Class- I, age six months to one
year first prize, James Furr; sec
ond prize, Harjey Stewart; third
prize, Hoyt Brook'shire, '
Class II,- age one . year to two
years first prize, LeRoy Roper;
second prize, Wendell Brookshire;
third prize, Paul Amnions.
Class III, age two years and
over first prize, Paul Amnions ;
seco,nd prize, W. A. Berry; third
prize, W. A. Berry.
Beef Cattle '
Class IV, beef bulls, any age
first prize, W. A. Berry.; .second
prize, Charles Ferguson; third
prize, W. A. Berry.'
Class V, feeder steer calves,
dropped between January 1. and
April 10 first prize, Joe Waldroop;
second prize, Charles Ferguson ;
third prize, Furrnan Raby.
Class VI, light weight fat steers
' first prize, Keith Gregory; sec
ond prize, Bob McClure; .third
prize, . Alex Moore.
Class VII, heavy weight fat
steers 'first prize, Logan Allen;
second prize, " Charles Ferguson ;
third prize, Charles, Ferguson.
Class VIII, draft mares, any age
first prize,- Claude Roper, sec
ond prize, Zeb Taylor; third prize,
Zeb Taylor. - . ; .
Class IX, horse colts, folded in
1941 first prize, Paul Holbrooks;
second prize Clinton Brookshire;
third prize, no entry.
Class X, mule colts, folded in
1941 first prize, E. V. Parker;
second prize, Grover Lewis; third
prize, Lewis Moffit.
All prize winners received $5.00
for first prize, $3.00 for second
prize, and $200 for third prize. The
money was donated by the Bank
of Franklin and the Rotary and
Lions Clubs of Franklin. -
Acting as judges for the shop
were Guy Wheeler, Clay county
farm agent, dairy cattle; and Wal
ter Wiggins, Graham county farm
agent, beef cattle and work stock.
Many' of the winners in this
show plan to enter their stock in
Hendersonville cattle, show to be
held in September,
Nequassa Chapter Host to
Highest State Officers
The annual meeting of the 12th
District, Order' of the Eastern
Star of North Carolina w'" be
held Saturday, August 16, in the
Agricultural building - in Franklin,
with Nequassa Chapter No. 43 as
hostess Chapter. ' . ' ,
This meeting is held in a Chap
ter in the district each year,
which means that- the Franklin
Chapter is hostess once every six
Worthy Grand Matron, Miss
Bessie Gaddy of Wingate, and
Worthy Grand Patron, Hawley C.
Cobb of Wadesboro, highest East
ern Star officials in the state of
North Carolina, will attend this
meeting and spend the weekend in
District Chapter To Attend
Members from Hayesville, And
rews, Murphy, Bryson City and
Dillsboro chapters will be present
and each group will have a part
on the program. The -meeting will
convene promptly at 2 p. m. when
all phases of the work of the
Order will be exemplified, and at
6:30 p. m. a banquet will be held
at Panorama Courts.
Evening Session Public
The evening session, which will
begin promptly at 8; p. m. is open
to the public and everyone is cor
dially invited to attend.
There will be a special program
for this session and short addresses
will be given by the Worthy Grand
Matron, Miss Bessie Gaddy; the
Worthy Grand Patron, Hawley C.
Cobb; Past -Grand Matron, Mrs.
Minnie K. Lewis and Past Grand
Pairon, John L. Orr. Other dis
tinguished officers and members
will attend and be ' given" recogni
tion. Rev. Hubert Wardlaw At
Methodist Church Sunday
The Rev. Hubert Wardlaw and
the congregation of the Franklin
Presbyterian church will be guests
of the Franklin Methodist church
Sunday morning, August 17, at 11
o'clock. Mr. Wardlaw will occupy
the pulpit and bring the message.
Of U. S. And
16th Draft Call
Will Be Answered By 17
Macon County Men
In answer to the 16th draft call
issued by -the Macon County Se
lective Service Board 17 young
men will be sent from this coun
ty to Fort Bragg on August 16.
There will be fi.ve volunteers and
12 selectees in the group.
The following young men will go
as volunteers : James Carl Deitz,
Leatherman ; Joseph Lyle Deitz,
Leatherman ; Earnest Lawrence
Munger, Highlands ; Weaver Nel
son Fox, Ellijay and James Theo
dore .Rogers, Highlands-.
Those who will be inducted as
selectees are : Ledger Brownlow
Shope, Otto; James Wade Hol
brooks, Route 3, Franklin ; Jamef
Weaver Holbrooks, West's Mill;
Harvey Gilmer Kay, Franklin;
Emory William MasJuburn, Gneiss;
R. L. McConnell, Prentiss; William
Prioleau Angel, Franklin; William
Frank Guf fey, West's Mill; Britt
Bowman, Ellijay; Arthur Gar
field Mason, Flats; Sidney Wilmer
Guest, Carmel, N. Y.; and John
Carl Shope, Salem, N. J.
The next call will be September
10 at which time it, is expected
th'at-11 men will be sent to Fort
Bragg, . according to E. W. Long,
local board chairman.
Franklin Splits With
Isabella; To Play
In the best twin-bill played here
this season, Franklin forced the
league leading Isabella club into
a tie with Sylva for, first place in
the Tri-State League Sunday,
dropping the first game,, a ten in
ning affair 4 to 3, and copping the
night-cap 1 to 0,
"Big Dan" Reynolds pitched ex
cellent ball in the first game, strik
ing out' ten' men and deserved to
win, but "Tiny" Swafford, Isa
bella's first baseman got hold of
one of his fast balls for a home
run in the ninth with a man on' to
tie the game at 3-3. Isabella scored
in. the tenth with an error and
two hits. Xn , the second game,
"Fast Ball" Holsanback ' struck out
11 men and set the Copper Basin
boys down with four' bingles.
Robbinsville comes to town Sun
day for two games on the local
field beginning at 3 :30 Day Light
Saving Tune. Franklin and Rob
binsville split the last time they
Mrs. Ramey, 95, Passes
At Cartoogechaye Home
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary
Margaret Moffitt Ramey, 95, were
held last Friday afternoon, Aug
ust 8, at 3 o'clock at the Union
Methodist church. The Rev. J. C.
Swaim, pastor, officiated. Inter
ment was in McGee cemetery.
Following an illness of 13 days,
Mrs. Ramey died at her home in
the Upper Cartoo86c',aye section
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
Mrs. Ramey was a daughter of
the late Josiah arid Sallie Bug
gins Moffitt. She was born May
19, 1846, and lived in Macon coun
ty all her life. In early , life she
was married to James Ramey, who
died a number of years ago. She
was a member of Gillespie Metho
dist church on Upper Cartooge
The active pallbearers, all neph
ews, were; Charles Moffitt, Jake
Watts, R. L. Ramey, Bill Byrd,
and Earl Watts.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs.
Addie Daves, of Bellingham, Wash.,
three sons, W. F. Ramey, of
Batesburg, S. C, J. K. and N. L.
Ramey, of Prentiss ; one brother,
L, K. Moffitt, of Otto; 75 grand
children, and a large number of
Of CCC Enrollees
Macon county has been given
an indefinite quota of "young white
men for OCC camps, Mrs. Ekrise
G. Franks, county superintendent
of welfare, ' has announced. The
enrollment will take -place August
20, and all who wish to enroll are
asked to fill out their applications
as soon as possible.
Families of the young men seek
ing enrollment must" be "eligible",
though not necessarily on relief.
Announcement Of Parley
Made In Three Capitals
Joint announcement was ''made
today in London, Washington and
Ottawa, Canada that President
Roosevelt, and British Prime M in
ister Winston ..Churchill had met
on "the calm blue' sea" of the At
lantic for .the weekend. A joint
U. S.-Hrilish 8-p.oint declaration oi
peace aims was ..'the result of 'their
conferences. Their exact meeting
place was not disclosed.
The ' announcement confirmed
rumors that the 'meeting was taking,
place, but the whereabouts and
movements of the tw'o leaders of
the world's democracy have been
shrouded in secrecy during the past
Mr. Roosevelt .; ami' ! Mr." Churc
hill were accompanied ... by their
ranking ; military, naval and air
advisors, it was stated. Lord Beav- v
erbrook was one of the number,
and it is' announced that he will
proceed to : Washington for fur
ther talks, on war aid ' to Britain
The historic meeting resulted in
a joint declaration of policy em
bodying eight separate points, in
cluding the disarmament of' the
Axis powers after the war. The
two leaders joined in a pledge to
achieve 'final destruction of Nai
Following are .the '. eight. ' points
upon which the president and
prime minister 'pin their hopes for
a "better future for the world."
Eight Point Program Fr Peace
1. That " the countries seek no
"aggrandizement, territorial or oth
er;" ' : .;
2. "They desire to see no ter
ritorial changes that. do not accord
with the freely expressed wishes
of the peoples concerned."
3. 'They respect the rights of all
peoples to choose the form of gov
ernment under which they will live",
and wish to see restoration of
"sovereign rights and self-government"
to those "forcibly deprived
4. They, will endeavor to further
the "enjoyment" of the trade and
raw materials of the world by all
states "great or small, victor or
5. "They desire to bring about
the fullest collaboration between
all nations" on the economic front.
to secure for all "improved labor
standards, economic advancement
and social security."
6. After "the final destruction of
the Nazi tyranny" the two coun
tries hope to see a peace which
will assure to all nations the
"means of dwelling in safety with
in their own boundaries." . .
7. That such a peace should as
sure the freedom of the seas
"without hindrance" to all men.
8. That all nations must come to
abandonment of the use of force
and that since no future peace can
be maintained unles,s aggressor na
tions are disarmed "the disarma
ment of such nations is essential."
The declaration of aims bore the
signatures of Mr. Roosevelt and
So-far as is known, -Mr. Roose
velt is still at sea somewhere off
the New England coast. For more,
than a week the world has specu
lated as .to whether Roosevelt and
Churchill really were meeting.' It
is even conjectured that a "leak"
permitting such speculation was. in
tentional (Sufficient to act as a red
light, to Japan, particularly.
Mt'. Zipn Church
Sponsors Rangers '
The Smiling Rangers, featuring
many popular radio stars, will ap
pear at the Macon county court
house, Franklin, August 15. The .
show . will begin promptly at 9
o'clock. This stage presentation is
being sponsored by the Mount
Zion Methodist church..
Mt. Hope Church
There will be a baptizing at the
Mount Hope Baptist church at 4
p. m., Sunday, August 17, accord
ing to an announcement by Rev.
G. W. Davis, pastor. Mr. Davis
reports a fine revival meeting at
this church were Rev. R. F. May
berry, a former pastor, was the