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VOL. LVI1, INO. 15
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1942
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Chamber Of Commerce Will
Elect Officers On April 16th
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Dinner And Meeting To
Be Held At Panorama
A meeting of the Franklin Cham
ber of Commerce lias been called
for Thursday evening, April 16,
at 7 :30 o'clock at Panorama courts,
by Gilmer A. Jones, vice-president
of the board of directors.
Election of officers for the com
ing season will take place at the
business meeting which will follow
the dinner served at 7:30. Tickets
at fifty cents may be obtained
from R. S. Omohundro, treasurer
of the board, at the Western Auto
Supply Store. It is hoped that as
many as possible can attend the
dinner, but this is entirely op
tional. A full attendance of the
entire membership is urged by the
officers, as this is an important
meeting and suggestions are invit
ed by the board.
In view of war conditions, the
board wishes to be prepared to
meet unusual demands which may
be made upon the chamber of
commerce organization to serve
those who come to this commun
ity during the summer moqths.
A number of civic-minded ' citi
zens have expressed themselves as
favoring an increased effort to
broaden the influence and scope
of this cooperative effort of the
"I think it highly advisable that
we should not only maintain the
chamber of commerce, but should
strengthen its etfforts to give in
creased service that will be de
manded of our people," said J, E.
S. Thorpe, who expressed his re
gret that he would be absent from
town at the time of the meeting.
W. C. Zickgraif, a member of
the beard, said today, "I am in
favor of continuing and enlarging
the work of the chamber of com
merce to meet present conditions."
Ben McGlamery said -that he
hoped the response this year would
be as ready and as generous as
last, in realization of service which
it is possible for the organization
to give to citizens and visitors
R. S. Omohundro, treasurer, ex
pressed himself as convinced that
response this year will equal or
WS-cxceed the ready support furnished
last year, in the face of our in
creased opportunity to serve the
many who will come to this sec
tion for the first time on account
of war conditions.
Plans will be presented at this
meeting to resume active work of
the organization and to make plans
to meet the season's demands.
Celebrate Easter Day
The Easter early morning ser
vice held on the golf course was
attended by a congregation which
numbered considerably more than
100 people who met to worship in
celebration of the Resurrection as
the sun rose in a cloudless sky.
All the Franklin pastors took
part, with the Rev. C. F. Rogers
- preaching a strong and impres
sive sermon. He took for his
text the three sentences spoken
at the tomb on the first Easter
' morning, Fear not, Weep not, Go
and tell," presenting the fact and
promise of the Resurrection as a
fulfillment of Old Testament pro
phecy. The singing of Easter hymns
was led by the Rev. Philip Green.
This was the first sunrise ser
vice of the united churches of
Franklin, and the purpose was
expressed that it be the beginning
of an annual celebration of
Easter Sunday by this joint ob
servance by the congregations.
The day was unusually warm and
clear for the Easter season, which
was observed by all the church
es in the later services.
A W. O. Lewis Killed
Boyce Home, husband of the
former Osceola Lewis, daughter
of W. O. Lewis of Franklin, was
killed in a train accident March
23, at Marshville, which is rear
his home below Charlotte. Mr.
Horn's car collided with a passing
-r train at the main crossing of the
town, killing him instantly.
Besides his wife, he is survived
by a daughter, Alice Gaye, 20
months. They have just arrived
m in Franklin to spend some time
with their family.
M iss Elizabeth CcGuire i
spending a few days with her
sister in Hamlet
District Gathering Of 60
Hears State President,
The Macon County chapter of
the United Daughters of the Con
federacy were hostesses on last
Tuesday to the 19th annual meet
ing of the first district of the
North Carolina division. Delega-
tions came from two chapters in
Asbeville, from Sylva, Dillsboro,
Hendersonville and Waynesville,
the total attendance numbering
about 60. The meeting was held
in the Franklin Methodist church.
The gathering was honored with
the presence of the president of
flhe North Carolina division, Mrs.
R. O. Everett of Durham, who de
livered the principal address. Mrs.
L. A. Gossett, district director, of
Hendersonville, presided, and was
introduced by the local president
and vice-director, Mrs. H. E.
The district and divisional of
ficers present entered with the
United States and Confederate
flags borne by pages. These were
placed to the right and left and
Mrs. J. Ward Long of Franklin,
a member of the Anlrews chapter,
led in the flag ceremony which
The pledge of allegiance to tht
flag was made by the body as fol
"I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States and to the
Republic for which it stands. One
Nation, indivisible, with Liberty
and Justice for all.
The. Confederate flag was then
given solemn salute in these words ;
'I salute the Confederate flag
with reverence, love and undying
The responsive devotional ritual
was led by the presiding officer,
Mrs. Gossett. In his address of
welcome G. L. Houk called atten
tion to the fact that over 900 men
from Macon county, wrich then had
a population of less than 3,000,
fought in the armies of the Con
federacy. Addrets By Mrs. Everett
After a delightful musical pro
gram presented by Franklin mu
sicians and the singing of The Old
North State by the gathering, an
eloquent address was made by Mrs.
Everett, on the purposes ar.d ac
tivities of the state and national
organizations The need of an em
phasis on preserving spiritual val
ues in patriotic services at this
time and for courage to meet this
war's impact which will be worthy
of the South's heroes whose deeds
and memories the Daughters pre
serve for the nation's history, was
stressed. The speaker referred to
the Gallup poll which recorded 66
per cent of the South ready for
all out opposition to the Axis a
few months ago, when the average
of other sections was 52 per cent.
There was added the project of.
participating in a broad JtBBOSK,
educational and historical program,
not for the welfare of one sec
tion, but with a world vision.
"Our nation needs the spirit of
the South, the courage, the pa
triotism, the willingness to give all
to defend the right", Mrs. Everett
said. Historical programs in tre
schools reaching 91,190 children was
cited as one of the most important
Report And Rofcitm
Chairmen reporting included Mrs.
Gertrude Dills McKee, Mrs. C. M.
Fortune, Mrs. L. E. Fisher, Mrs.
A D. Parker, Mrs. Preston Thom
as, Mrs. R. N. Barber, state reg
istrar, Mrs. J. V. Erskuie and Mrs.
The program was concluded after
the luncheon at Panorama Court,
where the following resolution was
"That an exchange be set up
whereby the United Daughters of
Confederacy chapters in cities
where army camps are located shall
be furnished with the names of
men who are sons, husbands or
brothers of the United Daughters
of Confederacy members with a
request for hospitality wherever
The following officers we're re
elected, Mrs. Gossett, director;
Mrs. Church, vice-director, Mrs. J.
E. Brown of Asheville, secretary
and Mrs. Ella Mathewaoo of Ashe
ville, historian. The district was
invited to meet with the Asheville
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BARBARA HURST, daughter' of H. C. Hurst of Cartoogechaye, dis
plays courage in handling live bees from her father's hives. This illustration
appears in the current issue of the Farmers Federation News. The photo
was taken by Bob Brpwn, editor, on March 13, after the annual meeting of
the Federation stockholders. Due to the scarcity of sugar the News is pro
moting the raising of bees and production of more honey and molasses on
OPENS APRIL 30
Fishing Licenses Required,
Places Where They
May Be Obtained
The trout season will open in
Macon county on , Wednesday
April 15, according to an an
nouncement made this week by J.
Fred Bryson, game warden.
Licenses are required for all
streams and the bag limit is 12.
The size of all trout must be a
minimum of 7 inches.
The bass season is closed from
April 14 to June 10, according to
Mr. Bryson. He announces the
following places in the county
where fishing licenses may be
Franklin, Macon County Supply
Co. and Angel's Drug Store ;
Highlands, Highlands Drug Store;
Cullasaja, Wiley Clark, and Jesse
Estes; Scaly, J. D. Burnett; Otto,
Johnnie Cabe; Rainbow Springs,
Mrs. Frank Phillips; Aquone. Carl
Nelson; Flatts, Clint May.
To Be Awarded To Sen
iors On "Graduation
The following students of the
Franklin high school will receive
honor medals am the night of
graduation : . .
Commercial, Jessie Barnard ;
agriculture, Hunter Anderson;
French, Virginia Bryant; home ec
onomics, Elura Belle Sanders; ac
tivities, Byrda Nell Southards; sci
ence, Elsie Mae Brendle; citizen
ship, Bruce Bryant; athletics,
Tearl Ashe; English, Delma Ed
wards; history, Mildred Reid;
mathematics, Emogene Landrum ;
attendance, Merl Kinsland.
The Balfour honor award, which
consists of Scholarship, Loyalty,
and Achievement, is to be awarded
to Jessie Barnard.
The following boys of the
Cowee School were announced to
be an the honor roll for the sirth
A; Honor Roll: Third grade,
Luanne Gibson, fourth, Edith
Hurst ; fifth, Louise Bryson ; sev
enth, Sibyll Potts.
B : Honor Roll : first grade,
Alice Dalton, Edwinna Roland,
Betty Jones; second, Bobby Raby,
Howard Cantrell; third, Byrson
Hurst, and Howard Cabe; fourth,
Betty Sue Allen, Paul Holden,
and Johenny Owens; fifth; Frances
Shephard, Joan Potts, Roberta
Mathis; seventh, Betty Bryson,
Ruth Bryson, Mary Sue Jones,
Beatty Leatherman, Ada Ruth
West, Bruce Rickman, and Roy
Proving It's Easy To Handle Bees
To Be Held on Monday
The local draft board makes the
following announcement :
The PrtssidenY of the United
States has issued a proclamation
designating Monday, April 27, as
Fourth Registration Day.
Those required to register on
said date are those men bom on
or after April 28, 1877 and on or
before February 16, 1897, and
therefore had attained their 45th
birthday on or before February 16,
1942, and have not attained their
65th birthday on April 27. 1942.
It is estimated that there will
be one and a half times as many
men enrolled in this registration
as in the last, that number being
845 in Macon county on February
Registrants will be contracted
and final plans announced in the
Press and Macon ian before the
date of registration. The same
places and same registrars will
serve in the majority of places,
most of them being teachers, and
in mast cases, the place being the
schoolhouse. Hours of registration
will be between the hours of 7
a. m. and 9 p. in.
J. E. S. Thorpe To Attend
Meeting Of Power Cos.
J. E. S. . Thorpe, president of
the Nantahala Power and Light
company, will attend a meeting of
executives of the Southeastern
Power companies next week, to be
held in New Orleans on April 14,
15 and 16. The meeting has been
called to discuss the furthering
of the efforts of the various com
munities in a united war effort,
Mr. Thorpe said.
Taken By The Japs After
The news of the fall of Bataan
Peninsula on the Philippine front
over the radio thiss morning was
an announcement from the War
Department in Washington. This
has been considered inevitable for
some days, the resistance of the
hopelessly outnumbered forces of
U. S. and Filipino troops, to
whom it was impossible to send
reinforcements or the air support
needed, having continued longer
than was considered possible. Cor
regidor and three small islands
still held out. The defending forces
have held out against ever in
creasing fresh assault without air
planes to oppose the deadly dive
bombing, "until nerve and muscle
This is the greatest defeat yet
suffered by the U. S.
Mrs. Sallie Cunningham Moore
who has been ill in Angel Hos
pital it reported improved.
Judge Allen H. Gwyn To
Macon County Superior, court
will convene for the April term
on Monday morning, April 13, with
the Honqrable Allen H. Gwyn,
judge presiding. The criminal
docket is not excepted to require
clerk of court, and a majority of
the cases are minor ones. The
docket is not aep'ected to require
more than three lays.
The civil docket is set for Man
day, April 20. The more important
of these cases are condemnation
proceedings of the Nantahala Pow
er and Light company in connec
tion with power dam construction.
Road Building Reports
Heard By Town Board
Road building reports were heard
by the town board at its regular
meeting last Monday night. Pro
gress was reported slow on ac
count of shortage of labor. Orders
were given to repair one of the
road building machines. All mem
bers were present and Mayor Har
A fire was reported at the resi
dence of Don. Henry which was put
out before any serious damage was
done. An electric fire alarm was
ordered installed at the new fire
engine house on the corner of Iotla
and Church strets. The volunteer
fire department was commended for
its efficient work in extinguishing
recent blazes before much damage
Republicans To Meet
Monday, April 13
A meeting of the Republicans
of Macon county has been called
to meet Monday April 13, at 8
p. m. to slate a county ticket to be
voted for at the May primary.
Quarterly Conference At
Mt. Zion Church
Rev. W. L. Hutchins, District
Superintendent of the Waynesville
District, will preach at the Mt.
Zion Methodist church Sunday
morning April 12 at 11 o'clock.
After the service he will hold the
second Quarterly Conference of
the Macon Circuit. Dinner will
be served on the grounds for all
who attend the services.
RED CROSS NOTES
Mrs. J. E. Perry, chairman of
Production wishes to announce
that that there is a new shipment
of sweater yarn and that the
Red Cross Rooms which are lo
cated in the Bank bldg. will be
open Monday and Thursday af
ternoons of each week from one
o'clock until four.
GO TO CAMP
A Rousing Send-Off Given
Men Who Left For
Ft. Bragg Today
More Macon county registrants
left Franklin at 8:30 Thursday
morning, April 9, to join the na
tion's armed forces at Fort , Bragg.
They were given a rousing send
off by-friends and relatives who
came to see them depart.
There were 32 men in the party
as follows :
Volunteers: Ernest John Messer,
Leatherman; Weaver Wykle,
Leatherman ; George Dewey El
liott, Route 4, Franklin; Ed Greens
Star Route, Gneiss.
Selectees: Robert Benjamin Guf
fee, Franklin Route 4; James
Thomas McClure, Clayton, Ga.;
Anger Owenby, Nantahala; Wil
liam Collier, Franklin Route 1 j
Gate Davis Mashburn, Franklin;
Charles Wilburn Franks, Franklis;
Claude Patton, Franklin Route 1 ;
Joe Brown Jones, Franklin Route
I; Rufus McKinley Holden, Dil- '
Lard, Ga., Route 1; Jim Webb,
Scaly; Uewey William Guffie,
Franklin Route 4; Everett Asbury
Zimmerman, Franklin; James Jef
ferson Angel, Franklin; Albert
Chastain, Highlands; Ben Burt
Bolick, Highlands; Charles Glen
West, Etna; Clarence Crawford,
Route 3 Franklin; Royal Mat
thew Roland, Kyle; Thomas Syd
ney Thompson, Franklin Route 3;
Dewey Ray Johnson, Franklin
Route 1; David John Carpenter,
Prentiss; Troy Forest Justice,
Franklin Route 1; James Henrv
Mason, Route 3, Franklin ; Lonnie
Wood row Evans, Aquone; William
Roderick Potts, Highlands; Gor
don William Southard, Route 1;
Joseph Weldon Fouts, Franklin;
and Clarence Randolph Van Hook,
Mrs. J. E. Perrv formed the com
mittee to serve coffee and dough
nuts to the men before thev left.
Assisting Mrs. Perry were Mrs.
Jesse Conley, Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe,
and Miss Gladys Sellers.
Citizens of Franklin oresented
each soldier with a conv of the
New Testament and Psalms. Law
rence Liner was chairman of the
Men In Service
David Grayson Higdon. son of
Mrs. T. B. Higdon of Cullasaja
recently has been transferred from
Fort Bragg to Camp Blanding Ga.
Rull A. Holland of the U. S.
Navy spent a two day's leave with
his mother, Mrs. Pearl S. Hol
land and home folks. He has now
returned to New York, where he
Robert McGaha who is station
ed at Fort Sherman in the Canal
Zone, writes his sister, Mrs.
Chace Tatham of Cleveland Tenn.
that he misses most of all down
there is snow but that the ever
blooming flowers and fruits sort
of make up for it. Robert is an
assistant to an electrical engineer.
Perry Matlock, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Matlock of West's
Mill, will shortly go to Fort Ben
ning, Ga. to take his place among
the nation's armed forces.
J. D. Sutton was at home from
Fort Jackson with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Sutton, enjoying
a bit of Easter furlough. He also
visited his grandmother, Mrs. D.
G. Sutton of Jackson county.
Robert Saunders, son of Mrs.
W. M. Saunders of Franklin, is
an assistant road construction sup
erintendent on duty in Panama.
He reports that he was a member
of a party which was the first to
cross the recently completed trans
Isthmus highway connecting France
Field and tht Madden Dam. Of
added interest is his account of
an ocean fishing trip wherein he
caught 216 fish ranging from one
to five and a half pounds all
within two hours.
Ensign G. Andrew Jones, Jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer Jones of
Franklin has been transferred from
Pensacola Field where he was a
flight instructor, to New York. He
expects to pass through Asheville
Friday where his family will meet
James C. Jacobs, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Gene L Jacobs of Franklin
route 3, is enjoying a short fur
lough with his parents, from the
New Orleans Air Base.
Corporal Oran J. Cunningham,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cun
ninghom of Franklin route 3, is
an expert aerial photographer at
Maxwell Field, Montgomery Ala
bama. He in hone on furlough.