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VOL. LVII, NO. 14
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
Forest Service Announces
Schedule For Streams
In This Area
The Namtahala National Forest
announces good news fishing
news whicli means that spring
is around the corner. The Santeet
lah, the Fires Creek, the Standing
Indian, the Wayah Bald, and the
Cliff.side Lake Cooperative Wild
lofe Management Areas, coopera
tively managed by the U. S. Forest
Service and the North Carolina
Department of Conservation and
Development, will foe open for fish
ing on scheduled dates duTing the
1942 season. The -schedules 'by irtt
dividual streams are ias follows :
Deep, Bear and Barkers Creeks;
Big and Little San.teetLah, Sand,
Wright, and (Indian Creeks of the
Santeetlah Creek Drainage of the
Samteetlah Area; also Shope Fork
and Ball Creeks of the Standing
Indian Area April 25, 26; May 9,
10, 23, 24; June 6, 7, 20, 21; July
4, 5, 18, 19; August 1, 2, 15, 16, 29,
Fires, Little Fires, Rockhouse,
and Long Creeks of the Fires
Creek Area; Nantahala River, Park,
Kimsey, Indian, Hetnpatch, and
Hurricane Creeks of the Nanta
hala River Drainage of the Stand
ing Indian Area; and Wayah
Creek, iRough Fork, Camp Branch,
and Arrowood Creek of the Wayah
Bald Area 'May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30,
31; June 13, 14, 27, 28; July '11,
12, 25, 26; August 8, 9, 22, 23.
Cliffside Lake and Skittles Creek
May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30,
31; June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28;
July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 15, 26;
August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23,
29, 30. ,
Slick Rock Creek of the Santeet
lah Area will be closed to fishing
during the. 1942 season. AH other
waters will be open as noted above.
Allstate' law si wiTl "apply on thest
areas. In addition to possessing a
fishing licenise, it will be necessary
for each fisherman to obtain a per
mit costing $1.00 per day.
Fishing will be allowed between
6 a. m. and sunset. The minimum
sized brook and ranrbow trout
which may be retained will foe
seven in length, and the daily limit
will foe twelve legal fish.
Fishermen will obtain their per
mits from wardens stationed on
the areas, who will check catches
at the end of each day.
Additional information regarding
this activity may foe obtained from
the Forest Supervisor at Franklins
or from District Forest Rangers
stationed at Franklin, Andrews, and
Murphy, N. C.
Passes At Otto
Miss Angeline Virginia McPher
son, 91, died Monday morning,
March 30, at the home of her
neice, Mrs, W. G. Stewart, in the
A native of .Iredell county, Mfss
McPherson was born December 31,
1850, the daughter of the late John
E. and Sarah S. McPherson. They
came to live in Macon county
when Miss McPherson was a small
child. For the last eight years she
lias made her home with Mr. and
Funeral services were held at
the Morrison Presbyterian church,
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock,
with the pastor, the Rev. Hubert
Wardlaw officiating and the Rev.
Philip L. Green assisting. Inter
ment was in Rush cemetery.
.Miss McPherson was devoted to
her church, of which she was an
active member as long as her
She is survived by one brother,
George McPherson, of Franklin
Route 2, and several neices and
nephews, Mrs. Frank Bailey and
Joe McPherson, of Meadowview,
Va.; Eugene McPherson of Penn;
sylvania; Wade McPherson of
Florida; Mrs. Lola Hood and Wal
ter McPherson of California; Mr.
Charles Dowdle of Demorest, Ga. ;
Charles Addington of Toccoa, Ga. ;
Mrs. Lulu Angel of Atlanta ; Mrs.
Paul Williamson of Rabun Gap,
Ga.; Mrs. W. G. Stewart of Otto;
and John and Turner McPherson,
Mrs. Jim Cabe, Mrs. James A
Porter and Jake Addington, all of
The pallbearers were George
Stewart, J. W. Addington, John
McPherson, Robert Stewart, Turn
er McPherson, and Eugene Grant.
The Woman's Missionary Union
of the Baptist church will meet at
the pastorium on Thursday, April
9, i 3 p. m.
Ready to Track the Offender
John Dills, deputy sheriff and jail
trained bloodhounds, which he ha
down law-breakers in Macon cou
dogs to any citizen who reports
Macon Farm Boys, Girls
Will Make Drive For
The 4-H Clubs of this county
will unite with North Carolina's
60,000 club members and farm boys
and girls in the United States in
a National 4-H Mobilization week,
April 5-11, with the aim to create
a greater unity of effort and render
service to the war effort.
Many of the tasks suggested the
clubs of the state are already do
ing. The Macon clubs will make
a drive for new members for the
clubs already organized.
Schedule of Meetings
The following will be the order
of meetings for the next two
Tuesday, April 7 West's Mill 4
H meets at 9:15 a m.; Oak Grove
4-H meets at 10 JO a. m.; lbtla
l-H meets at 2 p. m.
Wednesday, April 8 Higdonville
4-H meets at 9:15 a. m.; Pine
Grove 4-H meets at 10:30 a. m. ;
Holly Springs 4-H meets at 2 p. m.
Thursday, April 9 Burningtown
4-H club meets at 9:30 a. b.;
Franklin 4-H meets at 2 p. m.
Monday, April 13 Slagle 4-H
meets at 9:15 a. m. : Otter Creek
4-H meets at 1 p. m..
Tuesday, April 21 Otto 4-H
meets at 9:15 a m.
Price Of Beans
Farmers of the county who
are planning to grow beans for
the market should give due con
sideration to the opportunity
that the Murphy Cannery of
fers, says Sam Mendenhall,
county agent. There is a pos
sibility that the' fresh vege
table market may be overload
ed. The price per bushel of 75
cents for standard, 90 cents for
choice aid $1.10 for fancy
beans will be guaranteed for
the beans grown on the acre
age contracted to the cannery,
Mr Mendenhall announces.
Any one wishing to secure
more information regarding
this' proposition should contact
the county agent's office im
mediately. Franklin Circuit
Rev. P. L. Green of the Frank
lin circuit will have the following
schedule of services on Easter Day.
This schedule is subject to East
ern War Time.
9:30 a m. Prison Camp; 1C .30
Louisa; 12 Bethel; 3 JO p. m
Salem; 6 JO Clark's Ctepel
er, is shown here with his team of
s used successfully in tracking
nty. He offers his services and his
Of Red Cross Report
Excellent attendance for the Na
tional Defense Home Nursing
classes which are being held in
three communities in the count
is reported by Mrs. George Pat-
tillo, registered nurse, who is
teaching the classes.
Women interested in the course
should plan to attend not later
than the week of April 6, 1942.
in order to qualify for a certifi
cate in Home Nursing.
Ln the Cartoogechaye community
17 women attended the class held
at the home of Mrs. Carl Slagle.
In the Scaly section on Thursday
12 women were present at the home
of Mrs. Albert Brown. The Burn
ingtown group, meeting with Mrs
Robert Parrish, reported 7 presen.
The following schedule will be
followed each week until the com
pletion of the course :
Cartoogechaye Wednesday, 2 :30
p. m., at the home of Mrs. Carl
Scaly Thursday, 2 p. m., at the
home of Mrs. Albert Brown.
Burningtown Friday, 2 p. m., at
the home of Mrs. Robert Parrish.
Local Draft Board
The following classifications and
reclassifications have been made by
the Local Board No. 1.
First classification, Boone Deloas
Love, 14-F, physically unfit; James
Clyde Bolick, 1-B, fit for limited
service; Kelse Emit Shields, 3-A,
man with dependents. Reclassified
were Charles William Smart from
1-A to 2-B, Quincey Corpening
from 3-A to 1-A, Ed Green from
4-B to 1-A; Hunter Richard Ro
land, Cecil Lyman Mashburn, John
Wesley Parker and Wiley James
Sanders were changed from 1-A
The following were placed in
Class 1-C, following induction into
the army: Hugh Robert Beck,
James Carl Deiu, Ellis Williams
Smith, Don Stanley Mulkey, Dave
M. Jones, Frank Ellis Ledtord,
John Weldon Paul, Edgar Naa
man Elliott, Harley William Jen
kins. James Shirley BurreH, James
Frank Garland, James Howard
Vinson, George Frank Johnson,
John Bowden Davis, Cleveland'
Grady Cabe. Willie Monroe Hurst,
George Lake Moffitt, Harold
Washington Cabe. George Dover
Shuleh, Daniel Webster Garrett,
Wilfred James Wood, Burrell Ma
son, Charles Edward Russell. James
Perry Cruse, Joe William Ander
son, Lonme C. Guffie. Gardner
Vance Holden, George Norman
Cabe, George Pershing Byrd, Fred
Joan, Lewis Hsanaa,
LEAVE APRIL 9
Macon Men Leave to Join
Armed Forces On
Thursday A. M.
Registrants who are to leave for
induction at 8 o'clock Thursday
morning, April 9, are as follows
Volunteers: Earnest John Mes
ser, Leatherman ; Weaver Wykle
Leatlierman; George Dewey Elli
otte, Franklin Route 4; Ed Green
Star Route, Gneiss.
Robert Benjamin Guffie, Route
4; James Thomas McClure, Clay
ton, Ga.; Agner Owenby, Nanta
hala; William Collier, Route
Clate Davis Mashburn, Franklin
Charlie Wi'tburn Franks, Franklin
Claude Patton, Route 1 ; Joe Brown
Jones ; Route 1 ; Rufus McKinley
Holden, Dillard, Ga., Route 1 ; Jim
Webb, Scaly; Dewey William Guf
fie, Route 4; Everett Asbury Zim
merman, Franklin; James Jeffer
son Angel, Franklin; Albert Chas
teain, Highlands; Ben Burt Bolick
Highlands; Charles Glen West
Etna; Clarence Crawford, Route 3
Royal Mathew Roland, Kyle
Thomas Sydney Thompson, Route
4; Dewey Ray Johnson, Route 1
David John Carpenter, Prentiss
Troy Forest Justice, Route 1
James Henry Mason, Route 3; Lon-
nie Woodrow Evans, Aquone ; Wil
liam Hendrick Potts, Highlands;
Gordon William Southard, Route
1 ; Joseph Weldon Fouts, Fsanklln ;
Clarence Randolph Van Hook
Men In Service
IN ARMED FORCES
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Arthur, for
merly of Franklin and now of
Asheville have two sons in the
United States armed forces. One
is in the coast artillery and the
other in the navy.
Hayne C. Jr., 23, joined the coast
artillery last August. Now a private
first class, he is stationed at Brook
His brother, Robert Siler Arthur,
21, has been in the navy since
Sept, 1940, and is aboard ship
somewhere in the Atlantic. He bas
rating of electrician first class.
SERVING UNCLE SAM
After a check, our reporter finds
that there are 21 boys of the Nan
tahala section in the service of
Uncle Sam. Here are the locations
of some of them:
Pvt. Wade Boone, son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. A. Boone, is at Fort
Pvt. Harry Roper, son of Mrs.
J. A. Roper, is stationed at Camp
Corporal Howard Cochran of
Flats, is now stationed at Elgin
Field, Fla. He volunteered in 1940.
Pvt. Ben Cope, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Cope of Kyle is at Fort
Pvt. W. V. Meadows, son of
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Meadows o
Route 3, has recently been trans
ferred from Keesler Field, Miss., t.
the 47 air base, France Field, Canal
Pvt. Rafe B. Teague, son of
Mrs. C. W. Teague of Prentiss,
was graduated March 22, from
the huge Air Corps Training school
at Keesler Field, after an exten
sive 19-weeks training course. He
is now qualified bo serve as an
airplane mechanic "on the line".
Pvt. Robert Swafford is station
ed at Fort Jackson.
Quentin Waldroop, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Grady Waldroop has
recently sailed for unknown desti
nation for service across the seas
Ledger Shope, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Zeb Shope of Franklin has
received a promotion to rank of
sergeant. He is stationed at 384
Squadron school, Albuquerque, N.
Ed Green of Broadway has vol
unteered for the U. S. Army.
Carl Green who is stationed at
Fort Bragg, was home in Broad-
way for a short furlough last Sun
day. Albert W. Perry of Franklin is
now in training as an aviation ca
det at the Replacement Training
Center at Maxwell Field, Ala. Ca
det Perry is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Perry and a former
student of the University of North
Carolina After completing his prc-
flight training, .he will be sent to
one of the several primary schools
in the southeast for the first phase
of his flight training.
Pvt. Vernon Cunningham, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron
on a 10 day failnagii from
Ebjio FWi Fit, Prt Cwnngtsji
Easter Sunrise Service To
Be Held On Golf Course
Fred Cabe, who announced him
self a candidate for the office of
sheriff of Macon county, two weeks
ago, subject to the Democratic pri
fo Fontana Considered at
Bryson City Meet
Carl Jamison represented the
Franklin Chamber of Commerce at
the mass meeting held in Bryson
City last Monday night when the
matter of a shuttle train to carry
men to and from the Fontana dam
In view :of the tire situation, it
was reported that some means of
transportation must be provided.
TVA official showed need for
transportation to be vital, though
speaking unofficially. The village
to be built near the dam site was
shown to accommodate a maximum
of 2,000 persons. Work is being
retarded because of inability of
many to find transportation. Buses
now running from Swain, Macon
and from Bryson City are inade
quate and take too long for the
trips, it was pointed out.
Petitions signed by approximate
ly 1,000 men from Swain county
were presented, and T. N. Mas.sey
of the Sylva chamber of commerce
reported that Sylva could present
in additional 1,000. All takls fav
ored the train service and the fol
lowing committee was appointed
to present the matter to the
Southern railway: McKinley Ed
wards, Mr. Massey and Edwin
Barbara Hurst In Apr&
Farmers Federation News
Proving It's Easy to Handle
sees" is the title of a three-column
llust ration and story in the April
issue of the Farmers Federatior.
News. This is made doubly inter-
sting to .Macon county people, and
especially to 4-Hers because Bar
bara Hurst is the young heroine
handling live bees with her bare
hands and arms. The editor of
the Franklin Press witnessed this
enterprise of the new editor of
The Farmers Federation News,
Bob Brown, and can testify that
this excellent proto by Editor
Brown is not faked. Mr. Hurst,
enthusiastic apiarist, engineered
the pose, and, from the reporter's
account, must have hypnotised the
With Mips. Thorpe
The regular meeting of the Gar
den Club will be held at the home
of Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe on Mon
day afternoon, April 6, at 3 p. m.
Mrs. John Archer and Mrs. W.
Penn will be assistant hostesses.
Guy Houk will address the club
on the subject of bulbs. Mrs. Frank
Higdon and Mrs. P. J. Dryman will
discuss rock gardens. Officers for
the year will be elected.
is with the Army Air Corps.
Pvt Claude Ashe of Fort Bragg
visited his parents Mr. and Mrs.
L. W. Ashe of Olive Hill last
Bryant and George McClure,
sons of Mrs. Charles McGure and
the late Mr. McClure, are serving
the army. George is a commis
sioned officer with ranking of lieu
tenant at Fort McClelland. Ala.
Bryant is stationed at Camp Ste
Pvt. Kenneth Cruse of the Field
Artillery who volunteered in March
1941, is now stationed at Gamp
Gordon. He has been promoted
after graduating in Hie signal
Corpi at Fort Bragg.
Franklin Churches Unite
At 7 O'Clock; Rev.
Rogers to Preach
A Sunrise service uniting the
four congregations of the Franklin
churches will be held Easter Sun
day morning at 7 o'clock on the
Franklin Golf course. The four pas
tors of the Franklin churches will
take part in the service and the
Rev. C. F. Rogers will preach the
This is the first union sunrise
service of the Franklin churches.
The services at the different
churches during Holy week have
been well attended. On Wednes
day evening the service was held
at the Baptist church church and
the Rev. A. R. Morgan preached.
It was announced that the plan of
united Holy Week and Easter ser
vices would be carried out each
year, with the different pastors
alternating as preachers at the sun
rise service. The Monday service
was held at St. Agnes Episcopal
church with Rev. P. L. Green as
preacher, and Dr. Stokes brought
the message at the Presbyterian
church on Tuesday evening. The
Thursday and Friday evening ser
vices will be held in the Methodist
church, with Rev. Hubert Wardlaw
and Rev. C. F. Roger! as the
Mr. Rogers announced that Major
Garmack had gladly offered the
use of the golf course. Cars will
enter the grounds at the turn near
Mr. Alf Higdon's home and the
service will be held near the home
of Dr. Furman Angel. AH attend
ing are advised to bring some
thing to sit on as the ground will
be damp in the early morning.
The Franklin churches will have
their Easter services at the usual
hour. At the Baptist church there
will be special music arid the ser
mon subject of Mr. Rogers will be;
"Why Weepest Thou " At 8 p. m.
the missionary societies will assist
the pastor in a pageant on the
resurrection and commission of
Christ, closing with the baptismal
A three-hour service will be held
at St. Agnes church on Good Fri
day. UM DISTRICT
ocal Chapt. To Entertain
On Tuesday, April 7;
The Macon county chap-,
the United Daughters of tin
federacy will entertain the
meeting of the first district 01 t
North Carolina division, on Tues
day, April 7. Approximately 75 del
egates and officers are expected
to be in attendance from eleven
chapters of the western district.
The meeting will be held in the
Methodist church, beginning at
10:30 a. m. and the luncheon will
be served at Panorama Court.
Mrs. L. A. Gossett, of Hender
sonville, district director, will pre
side at the business meeting and
Mrs. H. E. Church, president of
the local chapter and vice-directcr
of the district, will preside at the
Mrs. R. O. Everett, of Durham,
state president, will make the
principal address, Mrs. R. M.
Barber, state registrar and other
officers are expected to be in at
tendance. Dr. J. L. Stokes will open the
meeting with devotions and an ad
dress of welcome in the name of
the county will be made by G. L.
Houk, srperintendent of schools.
Mrs. J. W. Cantey Johnson will
welcome the gathering for the
Music on the program will in
clude a vocal quartette by Dr.
Stokes, Harley Cabe, Sam Menden
hall and Rev. P. L. Green, accom
panied by Mrs. Henry Cabe. Mrs.
Cabe will play an organ solo, and
Rev. Hubert Wardlaw will sing a
solo. Mrs. Bill Swan will be chief
page, assisted by Misses Merrily
Brooks, Mary Frances Page, Bar
bara Stockton, Myra Slagle and
Anne Soderquist of Sylva Mrs.
J. Ward Long will make and pre
sent corsages to the guests.
Miss Lillie Rankin will be in
charge of registration and Mrs.
Lester Conley of luncheon tickets.
Mrs. A. B. Slagle is chairman of
the reception committee and Mrs.
Will Parrish of name tags.