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VOL. LVI, NO. 39
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 1941
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18th Call From County
Go To Fort Bragg
In October ' . ; ;
The ..Macon county , draft board
announced the list of men to be
sent into service in the 18th call
from Macon coun-ty today:
. croup of 11 white bdys will be sen
to Fort Bragg on October 10,
while five colored boys are. to be
inducted at the Fort Bragg station
on October 27. Among those leav
ing in the colored group -is Wei
don Alex Hall, West's, Mill, the
first man in Macon county to vol
un.teer for service after the draft
hill was nassed.
The local contingent leaving on
October 10 is composed of the 101
lowing young men: James V,
"Route. 4. Franklin: Dave M
Inncs Route 1 Franklin: Paul
Wst.all Mashburn. Namtahala: Eu
gene Aubey, Laurel Hill, Fla.; John
Andrew Setser, Route 1 franklin
Willard Luther Bradley. Etna
Cecil Harrison Crawford, Route 3
Franklin; Jack Huffman Potts,
Highlands; Berton Arthur Corpen
ittg, Atlanta, Ga. ; William Emer
son. Debty, Japan; Harley Gibson,
The followins colored boys will
leave on October 27 : Weldon Alex
Hall, West's Mill; Mark. .Hannah
Ray, Franklin ; George Carpenter,
Franklin ; Willie Lee McDonald,
Franklin; Willie Scruggs, Franklin
Final Rites On Tuesday
At Holly Springs
Funeral services for Nathaniel
Pennington, Jr., 62, who died at
the Angel Clinic following a six
weeks ilbiess from' a bone infec
"tion, and leg amputation operation,
af"4 a. m. Tuesday morning, -Sep-'tember
23, were held at 5 p. m. at
the Holly Springs Baptist church.
Interment was in the family plot
of the churchyard.
Mr., Pennington was bor(n at Pen
nington Gap, Lee county, Va., and
was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nath
an Pennington, Sr., now of Fels
mer, Fla. He came to Franklin in
1924 with his family, and built their
Jiome in East Franklin where they
have resided since that time. Early
in life he married Miss Inda Kins
land, of this county. He is sur
vived by his parents; his widow;
five sons, John, Nathaniel 311,
Clyde, Curlee and Goiman, all
of Franklin; Mrs. Delia Tritt of
Felsmere, Flav and Mrs. Dona Vir
ginia Gheen of Vero Beach, -Fla. ;
J. M, H. H. and Lawrence of
Felsmere, Fla.; J. H. of Selma,
Ala., and Thomas Pennington, of
Corbin, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Pennington attended the funeral.
The large number of friend and
relatives who attended the funeral
attested, to Uxe regard and affec
tion in which Mr. Pennington was
held by - all who knew him. He
was a citizen of the highest char
acter, and a member of the Ridge
crest Baptist church. For a time
he followed his trade as a carpen
ter, and was later an employee of
the Franklin Minerals Product
company. 1 . I ! i
Rev. George Davis and Rev. C. i
F. Rogers held the funeral services;
The following were tke pallbearers:
Lester Arnold, Lee Poindexter, Roy j
Mashburn,. Arthur PannelL George
Poindexter, Glenn Brendle. The
flower girls were Marie Dean, i
Betty Johnson, Sarah Belle Dean, j
Clara Sue Pannell, Muriel Kinsland j
and Genevieve Sanders. '
Driver Of Wrecked Car
Held For Manslaughter
Walter DeaL age 32, of Duck
town, Tenn., is being held in the
Macon county jail on ' charges of
drunken driving and manslaughter
following an automobile wreck in
which Tommie Lee Ritchie, of
of Cornelia, Ga., was killed, and
R. B. Rigsbee, of Ducktown, Tonn,
received a fractured neck. Bond for
Deal has been set at $1,000.
The accident occurred early
Thursday night on Highway U. S.
64 about fouf miles from Franklin
near the residence of H. C Greene.
The body of Ritchie was found
Friday morning about 7:30 by her
son. Homer Greene, an employee
of The Franklin Press, ' approxi
mately 61 feet from where the ear
stopped and nearly 50 yards from
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Booth of the Macon County Home
was arranged by Mrs. Florence
James S. Gray
Heads Macon Purchasers
James S. Gray was elected chair
man of the ilewly formed Macon
county purchasers' cooperative at a
meeting held , last Saturday, Sep
tember 20, at the Agricultural
building. The cooperative is com
posed of . members from farm se
curity families and is for the pur
pose of aiding these' families - in
buying their farm and household
needs. There were 180 persons
present at this first meeting.
Other officers elected . at . this'
time were: Mrs, Harley Stuart,
vice-chairman; Mrs. Prelo Dryman,
secretary-treasurer; Ray McCon
nell and L. H. Brookshire, direct
ors to serve for one year;; D. C.
Stockton and Paul Grist, directors
to serve for two years; C. R.
Cabe and Vance Vanhook, directors
to serve for three years. Fifty-six
persons were chosen to serve as
members of the cooperative at this
Franklin High School Senior Class Officers: Left to right, below,'
Bruce Bryant, president; Helen Edwards, vice-president (also presi
dent of Student Council) ; upper, Delmar Edwards, secretary;
Clayton Ramsey, treasurer. i .
the highway. Witnesses' of the
scene of the accident stated that
the car plunged at least 40 yards
after leaving the highway before
lodging in the edge of a woods.
Rigsbee was brought to Angel
hospital where Dr. Edgar Angel,
attendant physician, slated that he
is expected to recover.
The highway was yery slick at
the time the accident occurred due
to a heavy downpour of rain just
prior to the time of the accident.
The occuparsts of the car are al
leged to have been drinking.
All three men were employed by
the Utah Construction company in
building the Nantahala dam and
were returning to work at the,time
of the wreck.
Macon's Prize Winner
Demonstration Clubs that took fir.st
S. Sherrill, Mrs.olina Fair in Hendersonville this week.. The booth
.Esther Freas and Mrs. Ed Byrd.
Rotary Club Hears
Rev. A. Rufus Morgan
In a brief talk at the regular
Wednesday meeting of the Frank
lin Rotary Club Rev. A. Rufus
Morgan, guest speaker, outlined
the purpose and development of
Kanuga Lake, well known confer
ence center of the Episcopal church.
The purpose of the conference is
to have as inearly as possible an
ideal Christian . community which
provides facilities" for - " worship,
study, recreation and common life,
said the speaker, who has been
closely associated with Kanuga
since its beginning as its business
manager. Mr. Morgan is now mak
ing his residence in Franklin, and
has charge of the Franklin and
Highlands Episcopal churches.
J. E. Lancaster of Henderson
ville, formerly of Franklin, was a
business visitor here on Tuesday.
Senior Class Of Franklin
High Elects Officers
The following officers have been
elected by the senior class of the
Franklin high school for the com
ing year: Bruce Bryant, president;
Helen Edwards, vice-president, Del
mar Edwards, secretary; Clayton
Ramsey, treasurer. Representatives
on (he student council are Bobbie
Carpenter and Kate Sanders.
"God Bless America" was chosen
for the class song; red and white,
colors, and flower, dogwood.
The class motto chosen is "To
night we launch, where shall we
prize at the Western North Car-
Awarded First Prize
-n uud bins win
Frizes And Ribbons
In Many Classes
The Macon County Home Dem
onstration club booth took first
prize in that division of the West
ern North Carolina agricultural and
industrial fair, being held in Hen
dersonville this week. Many prizes
and blue ribbons were won by in
dividual exhibits of members of
this club and 4-H girls.
A crowd in - excess of 5,000 visit
ed the fair on Wednesday, saw
the varied exhibits, attended rac
ing events and witnessed the fire
works in the evening.
4-H Winners -
Betty Jane Waldroop, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Waldroop,
of Cartoogechaye, won first prize
for her group of five cans, ex
hibited with a set of light blue
mats wovere from dyed s.ilk. stock
ings. She also won a red ribbon
for a special exhibit not classified,
of various handcrafts including a
copper bowl, leather purse, walnut
belt and buttons, reed basket and
belt of wooden blocks.
Myra Slagle won a second 'place
with a woveni rug and handbag
woven of broom sage, and Jane
Setser also won second place with
Barbara Hurst won second place
in the dress parade for general
wear, a feature ; of Wednesday's
program. She modeled a suit that
she had remodeled from a man's
suit, and a remodeled black coat.
Miss Hurst will enter the State
Dress Review in Raleigh on Oc-1
tober 3. Her outfit was left on
exhibit -for the remaining days of
Barbara Hurst won first prize
for her canned peaches and canned
Charles J. Ferguson of Macon
county, was listed as having one
of the "choice" entries in the baby
Automobile races will be featur
ed at the fair cm Saturday.' Ac
cording to present entries there
will be 15 races.
Farm Security Tour
On Wednesday, September 24,
members of the Tenant Purchase
families and personnel of " Farm
Security Administration of Macon
county enjoyed a tour of three
Tenant Purchase Farms and a pic
nic at the home of Jamts S. Gray.
The day was planned to give the
families some recreation and to let
them see what other Tenant Pur
chase families are doing on their
The- tour began at tht Agriculture
Building at 10 o'clock, first "going
to the home of Jack Talley where
they saw cereal hay, storage . house,
barn, and lespedeza. From there
the tour proceeded to the home
of Harley Stewart where the poul
try house, combination storage
house, bar.n-homemade stanchions,
trench silo, garden and yard were
inspected. The third stop was at
tht home of James S. Gray where
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Macon Legion To Set Up
U. S. Air Warning System
Beginning Monday, Septemb
er the theatre will have the fol
lowing schedule : matinee 3 :30,
night shows 7.00 and 9:00,
Saturday 1:00 until 11:00. All
shows will start on Eastern
Close GamA To Isabella
By H ocore
Playing without the services of
big Sam A'rdrey, Franklini's heads
up catcher, the Franklin All-Stars
battled for 11 innings before losing
to the Copper Basin boys from
Isabella, Tenn., before the season's
largest crowd, by the score of 5
to 4 in the first game of the final
series for the Tri-State League
In the tense ball game in which
the lead changed hands four times
Franklin scored first on a single
by Gentry and a hard .t ripple to
deep center by Atchley. '
Isabella was unable to advance
a man past first until the fifth
hitting when they scored two runs
on singles by Swafford and Mau-
tfhan and a Hnn'hlp hv StanrtriHirp
Showing the spirit which has ctat,on for the cooperation , that
marked their play throughout thelocal cllzens have be B'vmg'
play-off, Franklin came back in him in the organization Of this
the sixth to mish two rnorP rl,,n,
across on a single by Atchley, a
double bv Newtofu. and a sarrifirs
The All-Stars weakened slightly
in the seventh and M, rn.,T
liasin team took advantage of a j
double, a single, and some loose
play in the Franklin infield to fie
the score at 3-3.
With the outcome . of the game
seemingly hanging on each play 1
neither team was able, to score
until the first half of the 11th in-
ning when Isabella scored two runs.
Williams singled. Swafford -was
purposely walked and Stamdridge,
Isabella's man of the hour, punch
ed a clean sinigle through the in
field to iscore both runners.
Fighting until the last man was
out, ' Franklin staged a rally in
their half of the .Jrlth which fell
one" run short of tying the score.
After Newton and McHarge had
fanned. Melton drove a double over
the left field fence. Duvall, veteran
of many last ditch rallies, pound
ed a siingle through the pitcher's
box,' scoring Melton. Swanson.
grounded out to end the rally.
Both pitchers allowed 10 hits
with Reynolds, for Franklin strik
ing out 11 men, while McNally, a
southpaw, fanned njne.
Franklin goes to Isabella next
Sunday to finish the series with a
double header' being played there.
The game will start at 2 :30 EDST.
Bookmobile Schedule .
For Next. Week
The' Bookmobile owned by the
counties of Macon, Jackson, and
Swain and operated by Mrs. F. I.
Murray will have the following
schedule for its second Week in
Macon counrfy, beginning Septem
Monday, Cullasaja and Highlands :
Tuesday, Salem and Pine Grove;
Wednesday, Patton settlement;
Thursday, Cowee, Oak Grove, Hom
iny and Liberty; Friday, Prison
Following the completion of the
two weeks schedule ire this bounty
the Bookmobile will make a two
weeks tour in both Jackson and
Swain counties before' returning
The Methodist Church Lovaltv
Campaign will get in full swing
next week. Rev. J. L. Stokes, pas
tor announces. Thirty members will
take part in visiting all members
on "uesday and Wednesday eve
nings and Dr. Stokes requests all
members to remain at home during
these two evenings.
Sunday School Convention
Postponed Till October
The Baptist Sunday School cot
vention which was to have met
Sunday. September 28 at the Oak
dale church has been postponed
until next month according to an
announcemer.4 by Paul Swafford.
North Carolina will turn hei
clocks back to Eastern Standard
Time Saturday night, and begin
the day Sunday on hour liter.
Will Take Part In Army
Between 180 and 200' Maon
county men will have a part in
huge air warning system being set
up ' throughout the southeastern
states by the national American '
Legion according to a statement
by C. Tom Bryson commander of
the local Legion po.st, who is in
charge of the organization of - t lie
air warning svsletn tor Alacon
The organization of the warning
system is rapidly being. '.perfected
in view of its playing a part in
the large scale U. S. army aerial
maneuvers expected to take place
in this area around October 20.
The local county unit will be
composed of ,14 .observation stations
with a1 chief observer in charge
of each post. He will have one or
more assistant chief observers, one
of which will be in charge' of ; the
post in case of his absence. Living .
near each lookout will be several
other men who will aid in-keeping
a constant Watch while the air
warfare is taking place in this
vicinity. There Will be a telephone'
within 30 seco,nds re.acli of each
Mr. Bryson expressed his appre-
system. lypicai ot tne amuiue
' of those who have been asked to
nelP IS ttm comment toy Craig
j Stepp when he was asked to or gain-
ize a Post at Aquone, "Boys, don't
, ask me to do it ; command-me to,
was Mr. Stepp's reply!
List Of Observers
The chief observers will have
charge of the following posts and
use of the telephones listed be-
low : James Hauser, Wayah Bald,
telephone, torest service lookout
tower; George R. Pattillo, Holly
Springs, his residence; John Was-
ilik, Wesser Bald, service lookout
tower; .Calton Rowland, Leather- .
man, his residence; Craig Stepp,'
Aquone, C C. Camp ; Adolph Zoell
ner, Cartoogechaye, Bob Southards ;
Miss Nora Moody, Moody Farm,
C. F. Moody; J. J. Mann, Arnold's
store Lex Arnold; Youl Bradley,
Otto, Lonnie Henson; J. B. Bur
nette, Scaly, his store; H. S. Dendy,
Gneiss, O. C. Corbin's store; C. T.
BrysOn, Cliffside Lake, forest serv- -ice
phone; John Edwards, Satulah
Bald, forest service lookout toWer;
O. C. Parker, Yellow Mountain,
forest service lookout tower.
Local officials' stated that organ
ization! was going- ahead rapidly
and the list of observation chiefs,
assistant chiefs, and observers for
each post would be complete ' by
next week. Any persons wishing, to
aid. in this program are urged to
get in touch with the observation
chief nearest their home.
Macon Men Injured In
Auto Wreck" Monday
Two. Macon county men, Glenn
McCoy, 25, and Pat O'Brian, 26,
received serious injuries in an auto
mobile wreck Monday afternoon,
September 22, about 3:30 p.m. The
accident occurred on a sharp curve
just below the old . Cartoogechaye
Baptist church on highway 64.
McCoy, driver of the car, receiv-.
ed serious internal injuries and a
lacerated scalp. When first taken
to the Angel hospital his condition
was reported to be critical, by Dr.
Edgar Angel, attending physician.
sunea Wednesday that lie was
much improved. '
O'Brian, less seriously hurt, suf
fered head and face lacerations.
The pick-up truck in which the
young men were traveling partial
ly rounded the curve, then clung
to the embankment for about 20
over before completely turning '
over and landing upright on -its-wheels.
The embankment at the
point the truck 'left the road is
about 30 feet high.
Both men were employed by the
TVA in construction of the Cha
tuge dam in Clay county and were
en route there when the accident
Red Cross Chapter Makes
The Macon County Chapter of
the American Red Cross shipped
to headquarters on September 23
the following completed garments :
97' hospital shirts and 37 hospital
Those wishing to knit sweaters
and socks for British Relief please
call Mrs. J. E. Perry, production