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VOL. LVI, NO. 38
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 1941
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SYLVA 2 GAMES
To Play Isabella Sunday
In First Game Of
Final Series .
Needing both games to enter the
finals of the TrUState league play
off, the desperately fighting Frank
lin All-Stars played heads up base
ball to win a double header from
Sylva by the scores of 1 to 0 and
5 to 2.
Big Dan Reynolds, pitching to
win all the way, turned in a, five
hit performance in the first en
counter. This, coupled with some
of the finest fielding ever seen
here in both infield and outfield
enabled Franklin to hold Sylva
scoreless throughout the nine in
nings. The All-Stars .scored one
run in the third inning, which
proved to be the winning talley,
on two conscutive hits and a pass
ball .. -' ,
Russ Sumner, Sytoas ace mounds
man, limited Franklin to five hits,
but the fine defensive play Ardrey,
Melton, Newton, Gentry, and Swan
son, stars for Franklin, proved to
be the margin of victory.
In the second game Doug Hol
sanback, who lost to Sylva last
Sunday in the first games of the
series, turned on the steam and
set the visitors down with four
hits in a seven inning affair. In
addition he cracked a double
with two men on base to score
two men in the second inning. The
All-Stars continued the same spark
ling play afield that marked the
first game and won easily by the
score of 5 to 2.
Sunday, local fans will have their
last chance this year to see one
of the best baseball teams ever to
represent Franklin when the Cop
per Basin boys from Isabella, Tenn.
come here for the first game in
a three game series for the cham
pionship of the Tri-State League.
The game will start at 3 p. m. day
light saving time. "- ,i
Following is a summary of last
Sunday's game: .
First Game: R H E
Sylva ......000 000 000-0 5 3
Franklin ,.001 000 000 1 5 2
Sumner and Brown,; Reynolds
Second Game: . R H E
Sylva 100 001 02 4 1
Franklin . .. .020 030 x 5 S 0
Rhodes and Brown; Holsanback
and Ardrey. ,
Mrs. J. A. Flanagan
Mrs4 John A. Flanagan of Wliit
mire, S, C, has accepted the po
sition of matron for young girls
at the Thornwell Orphanage, an in
stitution of the Southern Presby
terian church located at Clinton,
S. C. Mrs. Flanagan who visited
friends in Franklin over the past
weekend, states that she and her
children, Ann and John, will move
to Clinton and she will begin her
duties October 1. She will have
about 30 young girls in their early
teens under her guidance.
Mrs. Flanagan states that she
is much gratified to take up this
work and that she looks forward
to returning to Franklin, for her
Given Navy By President
U. S. Historic Policy Of
Freedom Of Seas To
The President announced to the
nation and the world in a broad
cast last Thursday night that the
army and the navy patrol had
been ordered to shoot on sight
shooting' fjrst. He said we wanted
peace but not at the price of per
mitting Hitler to "attack our naval
and merchant ships while they are
on legitimate business. He explain
ed that the shooting order means
that in our defensive area extend
ing at least to Iceland we would
not only protect our own ships but
merchant ships of any flag. He
promised that a bridge of ships
with supplies would keep rolling
across the Atlantic to help de
stroy" Hitler and all his works,
unit that henceforth axis ships
would enter our defensive waters
"at their peril."
In the course of his speech, he
made the following assertions:
The orders which I have given
as commander-in-chief to the Unit
In Carpentry, Mechanics
To Be Given Free
Mr. E. J. Whitmire, vocational
agriculture teacher of he Franklin
High School, announced today
that courses in carpentry and
mechanics would be given at
the Fra-nklin High school this year.
.The courses are being given be
cause of the large demand for men
trained in these grades, said Mr.
Whitmire, and are free.
All boys between the ages of
17 and 25 who are interested in
these courses should see or write
E. J. Whitmire, Franklin.
Besides being of value to those
persons seeking employment of
this type, the courses will be of
aid to boys who may be called
in the draft.
N. C. E. A. Conference
At Franklin School
Mrs. J. C. Horsley, president -of
the local unit of the North Caro
lina Educational Association has
announced a leadership conference
to be held at the Franklin High
School om Monday, September 22,
at 3:30 p. m. (EDT). All teachers
and principals and heads of com
mittees are urged to be present.
Nine town and county units , in
cluding Jackson W. C. T. C, Swain
Graham, Cherokee Andrews, Mur
phy, Clay and Macon, will attend
the meeting, and state leaders will
The hospitality committee in
cludes Mis,$ Nora Moody, Mrs.
Mollie Bolton and J- J- Mann.
The registration committee to
register all present is:
Mrs. Lola R. Howard, Mrs. Paul
Carpenter and Mrs. Katherine P.
Matthews. These are requested to
be at the school at 3 o'clock.
Franklin Baptists To
Clean Old Cemetery
Thursday and Friday, September
25th and 26th have been designated
by a committee 'representing the
Franklin Baptist -church, of which
John M. Moore is chairman, for
cleaning and beautifying the old
Baptist cemetery on White Oak
street in Franklin. The committee
wishes to obtain the cooperation
of everyone interested in this cem
etery in making it attractive and
in asking those who can to come,
or send someone, with tools to
work at least one of these days;
Or a cash donation may be sent
which the committee will use to
hire someone to work under their
Allen Davis, Jr.
At Missouri Post
Allen Davis, Jr., of Cullasaja,
and Janeth Z. Coates of Weaver
ville have just arrived at Jefferson
Barracks, Mo, to be attached to
the air corps replacement training
center, according to information rtr
ceived from the Missouri army
post. They enlisted in the army
August 19 at Charlotte.
Private Davis, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Allen Davis of Cullasaja, is a
graduate of the Franklin high
school, was a dry cleaner at Can
ton, and has had a course in me
chanics at the technical school at
Chasute Field, 111., since entering
ed States army and navy are to
carry out that policy at once."
"It is time for all Americans ot
all the Americas," he added, "to
ston beintr deluded by the roman
tic notion that the Americas can
go oii liivng happily and peaceful-
... . a a
ly in a nazi-dominated world.
He termed freedom of the seas,
.... r- . It 1! .
a basic and lunaamentai poncy
for which (feneration after gener
ation of Americana: had battled. . .
"Unrestricted submarine warfare
in 1941 constitutes a defiance an
act of aggression against that his
toric American policy,
lit was not "an act of war," he
said, "when we decide to protect
the seas which are vital to Amer
ican defease," for "the aggression
is not ours ; ours is solely de
"That is my obvious duty in this
crisis," he said.
"I have no illusions about the
gravity of this step. I have not
taken it hurriedly or lightly. It is
the' result - of months of constant
thought and anxiety and prayer. In
Itnc protection si yuur uauuu uu
mine it cannot be avoided. . . .
Orders Schools Closed In
District No. 1 '
An order was issued Saturday,
September 12, by Dr. C. N. Sisk,
district health officer, closing the
schools in District No. 1, and
other public gatherings to chil
dren under 16 years of age until
October 6, as a precautionary mea
sure against infantile paralysis.
The action was taken following
the diagnosis by Dr. Furman Angel
of a 'second case of the disease in
the county. On Friday the illness
of the 16-months old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Denver Morgan of Kyle,
who had been brought earlier in
the week to the home, of his
grandmother, Mrs. Luellen Morgan
of the Iotla community, was pro
nounced to be a case of polio, and
the home was quarantined by the
health department. The child died
The following is the text of the
order pasted throughout the 1st
Pursuant to an order of the
County Board of Health of Macon
County, North Carolina, the atten
dance of all persons under the age
of 16 years at school, Sunday
school, church service and all pub
lic gatherings,- in Franklin, Car
toogechaye, Millshoal, Ellijay,
Sugarfork, Cowee, Burningtbwnand
Smithtbridge Townships, is .hereby
prohibited until October 6. 1941.
It is further ordered that all soda
fountains shall, during this period,
use individual paper cups.
The purpose of the foregoing
order is to prevent the spread of
This k13th day o September, 1941.
C. N. SISK,
County Health Officer
Dr. Angel stated that the mea
sure was precautionary in view of
the prevalence ojLthe disease, in
epidemic form In Georfeiar--Tennes-
see, Ohio and other nearby states.
The disease occurs most frequently
in crowded cities and in hot
weather, and tends to disappear
with the arrival of cool weather,
he said. Dr. Angel also stated that
the county had been unusually
free from any contagious diseases
or epidemics during the past sunv
At a meeting of the county
Board of Health and the phj - tans
of the county held on September
3, t following the development of
the first case of poliomelytis (in
fantile paralysis) Dr. Sisk was
authorized to take the action as
stated in the above order if other
cases developed. To. date no other
case besides the two above men
tioned has been reported. Prior to
the issuance of the order, " Dr.
Sisk, whose residence is in Wayn
esville, came to Franklin and held
a conference with a group of min
isters, Clyde Gailey of the Macon
Theatre, physicians and members
of the Board of Health whose co
operation and approval were given.
W. H. Finley, principal of the
Franklin schools requested all
teachers and parents to cooperate
in the ruling to prevent any spread
xf the disease.
Schools embraced in District No.
1 besides the Franklin schools are
Otto, Union, Clark's Chapel, Maple
Springs, Watauga, Oak Ridge,
Mashburn Branch, Higdonville,
Mountain Grove, Salem, Walnut
Creek, Buck Creek, Gold Mine,
Oak Grove, Cowee, Liberty, Iotla,
Burningtcwn, Oak Dale, Slagle,
Tine Grove, Allison-Watts and
Chapel Negro school.
The order does not affect Dis
tricts No. 2 and 3, which include
the Highlands school and the Otter
Creek and Nantahala schools.
Tom Franks Shot By
Unknown Assailant "
Tom Franks, well known Macon
fanner, was shot last Saturday
night at his home near Lake Em
ory about 12 o'clock. The shot
struck him, in the right arm just
below the shoulder, causing minor
injuries. No arrests have been
made in connection with the affair.
but local officers are continuing to
investigate the case.
Mr. Franks was building a fire
i the stove when his unknown as
sailant thrust a gun through a
window which had a broke pane
and fired, the shot striking Franks
in the right shoulder.
The wounded man was quoted as
having told police that he did not
know that he had an . enemy in
the world and could give no clue
ai to the identity cf his auilant
Macon's Farm Agent
S. W, Mcndenhall Directs County's
Progress on the Bank building
is going forward .after some de
lay through difficulty in getting
prompt delivery of material. The
heavy, fireproof steel doors., for
the: vaults have been placed, and
the interior wood work and wall
board are being installed. Elec
tric: wiring with all fire prevention
devices is complete, and the con
crete and tile floor will soon be
laid, according to Henry Cabe,
The store building adjoining the
bank will be occupied by Jack
Sanders Department store,, as be
fore the fire, and Harve Bryant's
building by the Macon County
'It is expected that the entire
building will be ready for oc
cupancy by the last of October. .
To Be Attended By Large
Crowd Sept. 19-20
. - - - - . '
. More than A 10,000 are .. expected
to attend the second annual Hay
wood County Livestock and Home
Arts show which will open Fri
days for two days at the high
school stadium in Waynesville. j
The fair is unique in that there
will be no charge whatsoever or
any carnivals. The show is intend
ed by its sponsors, the Chamber
of Commerce, the First National
Bank, and Haywood county to be
an educational program.
The stock show with nOTe than
125 animals on display and the
Home Arts exhibits will be one of
the main features of the fair.
Franklin Man On Ship
In Bombed Harbor
The following United Press dis
patch, gives news of five of the
40 U. S. merchant ship; that sailed
in the Spring with war supplies for
Great Britain to Red Sea poTts.
Richard R. Johnson, ,son of Mrs.
J. W. C. Johnson, is one of the
crew of the steamship Bienville, of
Mobile, Ala. mentioned in the ar
ticle. . . . .
SINGAPORE, Straits Settle
ments, Sept. 13. (UP) Crew mem
bers of the American freight
steamship Bienville, 5,491, tans, of
Mobile, Ala., said today that Ger
man or Italian planes repeatedly
bombed a Suez canal harbor in
which five American ships lay, but
failed to hit any of them, though
many foreign ships were struck.
The ships hit included tankers,
the Bienville men said.
The Bienville crew said the
Axis planes bombed the harbor
every other night for two weeks.
"They were rotten shots," one
crew member commented. "I'd
sooner dodge German bombs than
get caught in the draft." :
Informants said . a South Afri
can port at which the Bienville
called was crowded with ships car
rying lend-lease materials, and it
was difficult to find anchorage or
Rev. J. C. Swaim To
Start Revival Sept. 22
Rev. J. C. Swaim will hold a re
vival at Gillispie's Chapel begin
ning. Monday night, September 21,
and continuing for about ten days.
Rev. Mr. Swaim cordially invites
all those who are able to attend
As a stimulus to better inter
American relations, some South
Ameriean countries will have high
er steel and chemical priority rat
ings than some U. S. civilian in-duitriea,
Macon Exhibits At Fair
To Be Many and Varied
To Plan Cooperative
Buying Association "
.'Member's of Farm Security fam
ilies throughout Maoon county will
meet at the' , Agricultural building
in Franklin for the purpose of
organizing a county-wide 'cooperative-'-buying
association on Satur
day morning, Sept. 25, at ten
The meeting will be conducted
by Albert Ramsey, farm security
supervisor. Mr. Ramsey stated
that Mr.. C. K. Curtis, farm secur
ity cooperative specialist, has been
asked to attend the meeting and
address the1 group concerning the
purpose and organization of a
The purpose of this organization
will be to aid .it members to ob
tain their farm needs through co
operative buying. This will be the
first, county-wide cooperative of
this type to be organized here.
The members of the association
will select their own officers and
purchasing agents, and will con
duct their own business affairs.
To Be Held At Dowdle
Barn Sept. 24
A cattle sale will be held at the
Mark Dowdle barn on the Geor
gia highway on Wednesday, Sep
tember 24. Mr. Dowdle stated that
there would be at least 100 nice
steers and nearly the same number
of ; heifers on hand for sale.
Mr. R. A. Patten, of Franklin
will, be the auctioneer, in charge
of the sale. AH are requested to
bring their cattle to the yards early
Wednesday morning to be weighed
asthe s.9le.,.will-fegin promptly, at
11 a. m.
A large number of buyers will
be. oil hand and it is expected that
the cattle will bring a good price.
Church Loyalty Campaign
The Franklin Methodist church
is planning a church loyalty cam
paign for the week of September
28, which will end with participa
tion in the communion service ob
served bv the Methodists through
out the world, on October' 5.
Charles A. Fulton
Of Cullasaja, Passes
Charles A. Fulton, 68, well
known fanner of the Cullasaja sec
tion, died in Angel clinic here at
noon Monday .following an illness
of 10 days.
He was the son of the late
Robert K. and Mary C. Fulton.
Unmarried, he made his home with
a niece, Mrs. Pritchard Peek.
The funeral services will be held
Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock
at the Bethel Methodist church
with the pastor, the Rev. Philip L.
Green, officiating. Burial . was in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, John,
of Gneis.s, and Robert, of Cullasa
ja; one sister, Mrs. Ed Horn, of
Cullasaja; two nephews and three
Buried At Iotla
The burial of Mack E. Morgan,
16-months-old son of Denver and
Herma , Duvall Morgan, of Kyle,'
who died Monday at 2 a. m. took
place Monday1 afternoon at 3
o'clock in the Iotla Baptist ceme
tery. The child had been brought
from the home in Kyle to the
home of his grandmother,' Mrs. Lu
ellen Morgan in the llotla com
munity last Week, in an ill con
dition. On Friday, the case was
diagnosed as infantile paralysis.
For this ' reason the funeral was
Besides the parents, a sister and
a brother survive.
Raised By Ledbetter
Big potatoes are no novelty in
Macon county where the crop can
stand up with the next one, but
when all the potatoes in a hill stick
together, this is news. Such a veg
table which looks something like
an animal was raised by J. Har
ley Ledbetter, of Iotla, and is ex
hibited ' in the window of the
Home Demonstration and
4-H Clubs and Stock
M aeon ' ("nun f v I If imp I Ii'iiuiikI r.'i-
tion -women and, 4-H club girls
will have .a large exhibit at- the
Western North Carolina. Agricul
tural anil Industrial 'Fair, which
will be held during the. week ot
.September 23-27 at the fair grounds
near Hender.sonvillt. llus is the
largest fair to be held in West
ern North Carolina witli 22 coun
ties taking part in the v.a'rious (lis-,
plays and exhibits. There will also
be a-number of stock entries.
The booth sponsored by the
Macon county demonstration clubs
and arranged by Mrs: Florence
Sherrill will have an exhibit of K4
home LiTOwn and loriillv riiaili' :ir.
booth will' be,' "Food for Defense"'
stressing the daily food essentials
i . i . ' i ,
anu uigung inai a surplus lie grown
for the market. A complete dis
play of local nroilnrts whirh mi-ft
the demand.' of .'home' needs con
sisting of meats, dairy products;.'
canned foods, iellies. nriserves
jams, kindling, eighteen different
vegetables, fruits, cereals, cakes,
cookies, pies, molasses, honey,
flowPf.S' rra-fts anH 'mic.pll'jnntii,
Home demonstration club wonien
whn will lm. 'irlirtar
.....u ..... ta., wiiiuts uil ui.-.j'ia,,
at the fair are Mrs. Jim Grav,
Miss Nellie Deal, Mrs. B. W. Jus
tice, Mrs. Ed Byrd, Mrs. A. F,
Kimsey, Mrs'. Aaron Cunningham,
Miss .Homer Justice, Mrs. Fred
Slagle, Mrs. Eldridge Bennett, Mrs.
Kate Moore, Mrs. L. A Berry,
Mrs. Robert. Corbin, Mrs. Emma
Smart, Mr,. Esther Freas, Mrs.
Bertha Kinsland, Miss Hallie Cabe,
Mrs. Effie Deal, Mrs. F. F. Mash
burn, Miss Calhe Deal,.." Mrs. J.
W. Addington, Mrs. Carl Slagle,
Miss Maggie Holbrooks, Mrs. Rob
ert Hyatt, Mrs. W. N. Keener,
Mrs; S. R. Crockett, Mrs. Alice
Ray, Mrs. Richard Cobb, and Mrs.
A bus will leave the Agricultural
building on Wednesday morning,
Sept. 24, at 8 a. m. (DST) which
will accommodate 30 women.
Myra Slagle, Jane Setser, Bar
bara Jane Waldroop, Macon 4-H
club girls: will have, articles in the
4-H craft exhibit.
S; W. Mendcnhall, county agent,
has announced that the number
of stock entries from this county
has been greatly reduced due to
the fact that several of the boys
who planned to take their stock
are .under the quarrantiiie age
limit. However, there will be sev
eral entries from this county.
Much intrest has been 'shown
here in the local exhibits and a
large crowd is expected to attend
the fair throughout the week.
To Close Saturday
The Chamber of Commerce In
formation booth will close Satur
day, September 20, according to an
announcement by Tillery Love, sec
retary of the Board.
The greatest number of tourists
that have ever been known in the
history of Franklin have been
served during the past season since!
the Chamber of Commerce fur
nished this service. The number
of inquiries answered and variety
of services rendered has exceeded
by well over a thousand the re
ports of. last year.
Owing to the order of the health
department closing the schools and
Sunday Schools,'1 the appointments
of the Hon. Wm. D. Upshaw, noted
temperance lecturer, which were
announced last week, have been
called off. The rally that had
been planned for . Sunday at the
Franklin Baptist church with Mr.
Upshaw as special speaker, will
not be held, according to an an
nouncement by Rev. C. F. Rogers,
Draft Board Receives
Call For 16 Men
The local draft board announces
that a call for 16 men from Ma
con county five of these to be
negroes has been received. The
names will be published, next week.
The white selectees will leave on
October 10 and the negroes on
John Calvin Esgland. a colored
citizen of Macon county who was
drafted from Asheboro, left, for
camp this week.