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FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 1941
$1.50 PER YEAR
,i ' , , , PROGRESSIVE
. VOL. LV1. NO. 52 . ,; v ; ." . . ' . . ' ' ''''- '' '
MACON'S W AR
Red Cross Appeal Gets
Quick Response To
The response to the call for $1,
fcOO for the Red Cross War Fund
; ror, the Macon County Chapter is
going forward with determination
to meet our quota promptly ac
cording to Harley Cabe,. chairman.
Booths in the post office, bank
and Macon theatre Saturday were
in charge of a committee headed
by Mrs. C N. Dowdle with Mrs.
Dick Jones, Mrs. James Perry,
Miss Bettie Rogers, Mrs. Rosalie
Watkins and Mrs. Bill Horsley as
A dime board, in the form of
a Red Cross is being built by
Harry Wilhide and will be plac
ed in the post office, of . which
the members of this committee will
have charge during the coming
The Red Cross among its many j
duties as "the volunteer arm'' of I
the Army and Navy supplies nine-
tenths of the surgical dressings
S needed in war time. This as only
one branch, a vital and immediate
need--of the many calls upon the
American Red Cross, at this time.
Our men are stationed all over
the world, and already shedding
their blood in their country s de
fense. All that we can give can
not be too much to ask for them,
says Chairman Cabe.
Many Need Now
This Sum of $50,000,000 which
President Roosevelt has asked of
the people of the United ' States
must meet the demand of - total
war that now faces the country,
It will meet the countless needs
andalls that come daily to keep
rhimoraTe of Our men high, as
- -well as to care for their physical
and emergency needs. It will help
the families of men in the armed
forces during times of trouble.
Thousands of nurses and tech
nicians must be enrolled immedi
ately for service in military hos
pitals and for special duty to
civilian. Many millions of volun
teers must be trained in first aid,
nursing, and civilian defense- in
case of sabotage or bombings, and
all kinds of disaster and relief
- The Red Cross; must ' stand back
of the! soldiers and sailors and the
mwieii for this service is needed
Thej employees of City Garage
have set the pace for other firms
and places of business in this cam
paign by i each ne donating one
day's salary to the Red Cross War
Fund, the day . being Christmas
eve, December 24. Roy Mashburn
and Earl English, proprietors , add
ed to the firms donation $10 each.
Results of the campaign to date
will, be announced in the New
Year'4 edition ' of The ' Franklin
Press; and Highlands Maconian.
' Buy Detente Bond
) Year 'Greatest Picture
To Be Shown Dec 29
At Macon Theatre
"Sergeant York", Warner Broth
ers' mighty picture starring Gary
Cooper, will appear at the Macon.
Theatre on Monday, December 29.
? It is proclaimed "the year's great-
est picture", and unique in that it
v dramatizes the true story of one
. of America's greatest and most
' picturesque heroes who personally
: passed on the authenticity bi the
. facts. The World. War I hero re
ceived all over again the ovation
of thousands in . the, large cities
-hen- ke arpewedat, the first
showing of thr, movie. '.
The ac'ivm is pictured wlier
York performed his amazing feat
tT 'TTrc'e-hsndedly killing 25 Get
i i iia machine e-rs, and 'wiih
-the aid .of handfull of comrades,
'"turing 132 prisoners. For this
' was decorated with the
LMedal of Honor, the
'.1 . Marshall
ti the Croix
& Clmrcliill Comf
I-Z4 , Jfk&Jt tr.?P
Moonshine Liquor is Unpatriotic;-
CheatsU." S. A.
It's unpatriotic to drink moon
shine - liquor. , ,y ' "
A person who "consumes a i gal
lon p( non-tax paid moonshine
cheats the United States govern
ment out of $4 in taxes "needed
to support . the national defense
program , according to tne u
chol Tax unit office here.
The Washington office of the
ATU has had thousands of circul
ars printed and distributed t over
the Usited States showing ' how
the con sumo t ion of corn liquor re
tards the government in ; collecting
taxes for' the defense program.-
The. ATU had figured) out that
for every 100-pound sack'bf sugar
that is used in the manufacture
of corn liquor, 10 gallons of liquor
are produced. Since the federal tax
on a gallon of whiskey is H 6300
Uag of sugar , used for the ( making
of corn liquor - canses .the govern
ment to lose $40) in taxes.
bugar is the Lweoiooa oxtaincii
DistillinK," is the title of the cir
cular issued by (the ATU.
"Since all moonshine whiskey is
produced through) the process of
fermentation and distillation from
sugar, sugar is the one absolute
essential upon .which an illicit dis
tiller is dependant for the ex
istence, the circular says.
The circular urges citizens to
"keep . sugary out of , bootleggers'
hands and, "cooperate by refusing
to sell sugar in quantity to aus
picious persons or known violat
de Guerre with palm, telling York
that what he . had done was uic
greatest single achievement of the
For over twenty years York re
fused .' all offers to commercialize
or dramatize has service to his
country, . He returned to his Ten
nessee farm and has led the simple
life of a' mountain farmer.
World War lb in responsible for
Jhe story coming at this , time
Alvin C York was persuaded by
Jesse Lisky of' Warner Bros., that
ht could in this way help his
country again! in its struggle to
preserve democracy. ;
The-film Vwas proclaimed - the
Movie of the? Month'' by the Par-
en' Mapazioe. . .
' Bay efeme Stamp '
Dr. Gradv Williims .who - has!
been quite iilat tv. home is re
ported to be ' improving.
Miss Alice Bennett, , teacher in
the Camp Branch school, is spend
ing the Cbristmas holidays with
her parents,' Mr. and Mrs., Robert
Ufnnett, ' -r - .
Men In The Service
Bob Sloan ' enlisted in the
Ray Bennett, son of Mr. and
Mrs. svV fl. Bennett, of lotla, is
stationed on the U. S. S. Dixie
rat Pearl Harbor. He has completed
his metalsmith course in the U.
Blaine Moffitt, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Mack Moffitt, of the 28th
Field Artillery, Fort Jackson, is
spending the Christmas holidays
with his parents. He has been in
service 18 months. Ray Moffitt,
brother of Blaine, is now in the
Marines stationed at Pearl Har
bor. His parents have recently re
ceived a letter from him dated
December 1, .
Gurnell Lee Woods, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Woods, Franklin,
Route 2, is a member of the 79th
Field Artillery at Fort Bragg. He
has been in service nine " months
and is now' spending the Christmas
holidays at home. ,
The Christmas leave of Pvt.
Hugh A. JoHnstoih was ; recalled
after war was declared. He is the
son of Mrs. T. J.. Johnston and is
now stationed at Gunter Field,
Montgomery, Ala., in the 379th
Herschel Henson of the Marines,
son of Mr. and Mrs, Eli Henson,
is home on ten days leave.
Bob Johnson, .son of Mr. and
Mrs. Elmer Johnson, of East
Franklin who has been in Iceland
has returned to his post after a
brief visit home.
Sgt. George H. Houston and Sgt.
Gaud Zachary of Highlands, sta
tioned at Fort Jackson, are spend
ing Christmas; with their families.
Pvt Grayson Higdon of Culla-
saea. 'stationed at Fort Bragg is
, , ,, . .
nomc on icavc lur inisnuas.
More Roll Call
The acknowledgment of the fol
lowing additional Red Cross mem
berships are made : : "
Holly Springs Mrs. J. R. Frank
lin and Mrs. R. E. Pattillo.
Franklin-Afrs. W. A. Sellers,
Gebrge McGee, Mrs. Gladys Guy,
J, R. Bradley, Ban Harrison, Dr.
J. L. Stokes, Charlie T. Blaine,
Mrs. J. B. Matlock. Mrs. L P.
Compton, A. G.' Cagie.
Bvsx, Pcfenie SUmpt
FONT AN.' FUNDS
President Roosevelt has signed
the appropriation bill providing
funds for the construction of For
tana dam, it was reported last
week, . , I
Garments Should Be Sent
In By January .1
Mrs.' James E. Perry, produc
tion chairman of the Red. Cross
has made an urgent appeal to all
those who are making garments
or knitting to finish the work and
turn it in to. her committee for
shipment before the end of the
year. A new program of produc
tion is expected at an early date,
so that it is important that work
on hand be 'completed and ship
ped, said Mrs. Perry. ,
The following list gives the lo
cations of some of Macon coun
ty's men in the sevfce. The Press
will be glad to receive other
names to publish each week for the
benefit of their friends:
Cadet Van B. Carter, U. S. Nav
al Iir Stations Pensacola, Fla.;
Jack Ralph Mason, U. S. S.
"Wasp"; Pvt. Robert L. McGaha,
Btry. A, 82nd C. A. "AA." Fort
Sherman, Canal Zone ; Cecil Al
len, Fort Sherman, Canal Zone;
Corporal Dofsey Matlock, Fort
Lee, Va. ; Sgt. W. J. Morrison,
Schoefield, Hawaii; Wayne Carl
Jones, Fort Kamehameha, Honolu-
la, Hawaii; J. G. Allen, Ft. Bragg;
Quentin Hall, Harry Bryson, Weav
er Hollbrook, and R. L. Jacobs in
the mid-west camps.
Buy Defense Stunpi
Truck and Bus
Inventory Calls Owners
To Return Questionnaire
The Highway Traffic Advisory
Committee to the War Department
is appealing to the Department of
Motor Vehicles of North Carolina
to urge all truck and bus owners
in Macon county to immediately
fill out and mail-in the question
naire cards sent to them for the
National Defense truck and bus
inventory. This inventory is being
.miuc igr mc war Dcyaroncni uy
pw- D. j ij:.:,.p:
and the Works Project Adminis
tration to be used in planning Na
tional Defense emergency trans
portation. A report . made . Friday by Mr.
L. G. Watters of the Public
Roads Administration, . who is
Technical Advisor for this work
in North Carolina, . revealed that
only- thirty-one percent of the ve
hicle" owners in - North -Carolina
had sent in their reports. This
shows North Carolina to be lag
ging far behind most of the states
in the Union in the compilation of
this essential Nationaf ucfefWt
data for the War Department
Bay rvtense Stamp- r '
Macoif' Baptist Sunday School
Convention meets x' December 28,
1941 at 2 o'clock with Oak Grove
church, . '
In Washisiigtoini r
To ' D e f
Before January First
Buy 1942 Auto Tags
No extension of time has
beer given this year for pur
chase of 1942 tags. All owners
of cars are urged to secure
their licenses, as cars with 1941
tags will not be allowed on the
highways after January 1.
Publicity Chairman Jones
Tells Of Co. Program
At the meeting of the Defense
Council which was held some few
days ago, I was designated as the
person who would give publicity
to the, work that the Defense
Council was doing and proposed
to do in the future.
This council consists of a chair
man for this county, .selected by
the Governor, which chairman in
turn appoints those in charge of
the various civic and governmental
organizations of the county as
members. Among those appointed
for this county were J. O. Harri
son, Mayor of Franklin, Wilton H.
Cobb, Mayor of Highlands, A. B.
Slagle, S. W. Mendenhall, County
Farm Agent, with his assistants,
the County Health Nurse, the
Home Demonstration Agent, the
Presidents of the Lions Club and
Rotary Club, the pastors in charge
of various churches, and others. I
take it that it is generally under
stood that this is a national organ
ization headed by Mayor La
Guardia of New York, who has
asked each governor, to organize
his own state. The Governor of
North Carolina has appointed Mr.
G. L. Houk as defense chairman
for this county. It is the duty of
this defense council organize
the. county in such a way, first,
as to best protect itself, and sec
ond, so as to best promote the
National Defense Program. A de
tailed program has been set up
by the National Organization, and
this program points out the kind
of work that each particular type
of community can best do.
Food And Health
It seems to be the opinion of
the National Organization, and it
is' certainly the opinion of the
local organization, that the prin
cipal job of inland farming com
munities like our own county is,
first, to do everything possible to
keep the citizenship of the county
in as good health as possible (and
of course this work always begins
at home), and second, for its citi
zenship to conserve all possible
food supplies that could be used
by the Army, the Navy and the
enormous civilian personnel that
has been set. up to keep our armed
forces supplied with war material.
It is assumed, of course, that all
local merchants will cooperate in
this enterprise. The civilian popu
lation of Macon county is urged,
therefore, to produce, as far as is
possible, not only a sufficient
amount of food and feed for home
consumption, but a surplus as well.
It was pointed out that it would
be a surprise to many to know
just what amount of foodstuff can
be raised on a plot of ground, say
100 feet square, or a little less
than one-fourth of an acre.
, The National Organization urges
that each farm and factory through
out the country do nothing that
will in any way disrupt its pro
ducting power; but on the con
trary, to bend every effort to pro
duce and conserve. Macon county
can best do its bit by allowing the
food, feed and clothing supplies
that we ordinarily buy to be utilizV
ed by the Army, the Navy and th:
personnel of munition and an
factories.: anfl in addicira to.
-. . ' . ... . y , '
viae not oniy enough
needs, but a surpl
is more , likely
I In Jfiorl .'i'U
e a t Hitlerism
Fighting More Intense
Battle Fronts Of
Prime Minister Winston"
ill has made a secret and
trip to Washington, arriving"---N
day morning for a momentous ;t
ference with President RooseviW
It is announced that their secret,
conferences are for the purpose ol .
unified war plans .to "defeat Hit- : j
lerism throughout the entire world.'
While this history-making parley--!
between the chief leaders agavrist
Hitlerism proceeds, history is be
ing made, fast and furiously, all
over the planet as Christmas Comes
to the world this Year of Our Lord,
Th Wiw Picbtf
winsion vnurcniu toia news-
men that the German defeat in
RiiQ'ftia anA AmArirra'c ntrv into
into the war had produced
I a turny
ing point on the tide '-of
After 16 days of bloody- and
heroic fighting by a little band
of Marines, the Japs are reported
to have occupied Wake Island.'
American and Filipino troops are
fighting to stem a massive Japa
nese attack by air, land and ' sea
at different points on the Philip
pine Island. A large force has.
landed as a major fight for the
islands develops. 1
Manilla has been bombed with
many civilian lives lost. ThreeJ
anese transport with - thousdui
aboard are reported sunk off the
invasion coasts. ." ,
Dutch planes are aiding Americ- e '
an aircraft in the Philippine harbor
of Davao, which Tokyo claims hat
been occupied by Jap forces. . ' J
- . . . ;
The Red forces show gains from, v ?
the Baltic Sea to Azov as tfcey
announce that the tide of the war "
has turned for good. Heavy fight4 ' ?
ing continues before Lenigradl
xuoscow ana js.annin, as the Wazis a. f
fall back with tremendouslfMSLS- .A
in lives and material. T
British column sfiow block Ai i
line of retreat-'south of Bengasi' ,
in North Africa. Many German
and Italian prisoners have been
captured with war supplies. The .
RAF reports three planes lost to
1 ot the enemy.
ihe tSntisn-Niair jtill flie r
Hong Kong, in spite of the hope
less oaas me British are reported
to be facing. Tl Chinese are aid
ing the British.
The biggest bativ 0f Malava is
seen imminent 300 Vies from the
British stronghold ok Sineanore.
London reports thaf a German
push into Africa through France
and Spain is imminent, as Petain
resigns in angry protest and axis
friend Daxlan succeeds him.
SAN FRANCISCO "
On our Pacific coasts Tinn,crf'
has sunk the Uner Mahelh
and macmne-gunned the life4iaH
and shot at others who managed
iu mane port.
At Baptist Church
Student NiEht at Chrfstmas"
will be conducted at the Franklin
Baptist church Siuidav venine at
:JU o clock.. The program will
consist of brief mesyur es by stu
dents at home fro "for
the knliitsv an1 J f
local senior das