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VOL. LVll, NO. 16
FRANKLIN, N. C THURSDAY, APRIL 1C, 142
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Criminal Docket Heard
Jurors Drawn; Civil
Court Next Week
The proceedings of Superior
court which convened Monday
morning were adjourned Tuesday
afternoon, to re-convene next Mon
clav mnrnincr. Aoril 20 to hear civil
cases, with the Honorable Allen
H. Gwyn of Reidsville presiding
More than 20 cases for driving
motor vehicles while intoxicated
and for violation of liquor laws
came up for trial, the greater
number being continued until the
August term of court. Those plead
ing guilty and given road sentences
were Albert Potts and Robert
Hawks. Judgment was complied
with ir case oif Robert Sanders
Lloyd Sanders tendered plea of
nolo contendere, with prayer for
judgment, continued on good be
The names of thosse found guilty
of driving a motor vehicle while
intoxicated will be reported to the
State Highway Safety division
which automatically cancels their
licenses to drive a car.
Cases on a number of ofher
charges were continued.
Members of the Grand Jury
drawn were : C. W. Ledbetter, fore
man; C. E. Williamson, Harley
Mason, T. M. Keener, Floyd Rop
er, A. M. Wilson, T. M. South
ard, G. A. Pendergrass, Wiley G.
Smith, Craig Steppe, Carl Bald
win, Alex Keener, Billy Long,
Wymer Williamson, Anthony Dow
die, C. L. Dills, T. L. Henson, and
D. E. Chastain.
R. D. Wells, Zeb Guffey, L. M
Henson, Sam Bryson, Jr., Wylie
McCall, Arthur Stan field, and C.
A. Moffit't were sworn in as petite
John M. Queen of Waynesville,
solicitor of the 20th judicial dis
trict, acted as prosecuting attorney.
Calls Meeting Of Teachers
For April 25
A meeting of all Macon county
teachers has been called by sup
erintendent G. L. Houk for Sat
urday morning, April ,25, at '. the
Franklin school. Important an
nouncements will be made and in
structions for sugar rationing will
Mrs. Jessie B. Horsley, president
of the local unit, of the North
Carolina Educational association,
asks that all members will re
assemble at 2:30 p. m. for an im
portant business session, for the
adoption of a constitution and the
election of officers. Mrs. Carl
Howard, secretary and treasurer,
requests that all state and local
dues be paid so that a complete
financial statement can be made.
Attendance is urged by Mrs. Hors
ley. This And That
Column Makes Bow To
Readers In This Issue
A column of timely quips and
gentle satire entitled This and
That makes its bow to the read
ers of the Franklin Press and
The Highlands Maconian in this
The author, with "a passion for
anonymity" prefers to write under
the pen name of Frankie Macon.
This is eminently appropriate, con
veying to the public the residence
of the writer, while carrying an
air of mystery that tends to add
zest to the subject matter of This
and That" which might be lack
ing should a modest identity be
Easter Day was a great day for
the Cochran family of the Flats
section. M. E Cochran with just
one exception, had his whole fam
ily together for the first time in
something like 20 years. Eight chil
dren, 21 grandchildren me, Yy
man Owenby couldn't be there be
cause he is serving in the U. S.
Navy and two great-grandchildren.
However, Wyman was the only
After a bountiful and satisfying
dinner, served by the women folks,
the whole gathering was packed
in two trucks and driven tor the
Nantahala Lake at Aquone for an
Men In Service
ROY M'COY, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. T. McCoy of Gneiss, is
stationed on duty in the Medical
Air Corps at Hamilton Field, Wil
mington, N. C.
Ethan Alien Ord way, a member
of the Naval Hospital Corps, has
been transferred from Newport,
R. I., to the Hospital Supply De
pot at Brooklyn, N. Y.
Of the six sons of Sam Guffee,
Franklin Route 4, four of them are
serving in the nation s armed
Lawson Snyder, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Snyder of Franklin
Route 4, has arrived somewhere
the Philippines after leaving
Honolulu about two months, ago.
Pvt. Lewis Holland, son of Mr
and Mrs. Luther Holland of
Kneiss, left for Camp Blanding,
Fla., Sunday after spending a few
days here on furlough.
Lester Arnold of Cullasaja, spent
his recent furlough with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Arnold
and returned Sunday to his post.
He is in the Navy.
W. S. Herring of Camp Gordon,
da., is visiting his sisters, Mrs,
HoyleHexnd Mrs. Early Deitt
on Green s Creek.
William D. Parrish, son of Mr
and Mrs. E. H. Parrish, has been
transferred from Westover Field,
Mass. to the 4th Bomb Squadron
at Pendleton Field, Pendleton, Ore.
He reports that he is in the very
best of health.
Jewell Parrish of Detroit, Mich.,
has been visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E H. Parrish of Frank
lin Route 3. He left Thursday for
Detroit where he is expecting a call
to military training April 18.
Sam C. Shepherd of Charlotte,
son art Mrs. Cora Shepherd ot
West's Mill has entered the Army
and is stationed at Fort Bragg.
James Perry Cruse, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. B. Cruse of Prentiss,
has recently been transferred from
Fort Bragg to the Heavy Coast
Artillery division at Camp Wallace,
Lieut. John L. Crawford, son of
Mrs. Alf Higdan of Franklin, who
s on duty at Moore Field, Texas,
has been promoted to the position
of Flight Commander in the U. S.
Army Air Corps.
Fred Joseph Murray, Ph. M. 2c.
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mur
ray, of Franklin, is now stationed
at Portsmouth, Norfolk Naval Hos-
ital where he has been taking
training since he enlisted in 1939.
Fred writes he enjoys the Frank
lin Press and Highlands Maconian.
Pvt. Rafe B. Teague, son of
Mrs. C. W. Teague of Prentiss Is
enjoying a iu day turiougn wun
homefolks. Pvt. Teague has re-
ently been transferred from
Keesler Field, Miss., after his grad
uation to the rank of Aviation Me
chanic to Army Air Base at New
Recent news of Tom McKinney,
the U. S. air corps. Albuquerque,
Camp Jackson, S. C, tells of his
promotion to staff sergeant. His
brother, Hiram Lee McKinney, of
the U. S. air corpss, Albuquerque,
N. M., is here for a short leave
of absence, the first since his en
listment nine months ago. He drove
the 1700 miles with three other
Western North Carolina boys, leav-
ng Albuquerque Friday night and
arriving in rtignanas Monaay
morning. The young men took
turns in driving and stopped only
once for a rest period of six hours.
The two McKinney boys are sons
f Mrs. Florence McKinney and
the late T. C McKinney.
Bill Edwards has returned to his
post of duty in the U. S. army
medical corps at Camp Jackson,
C after a weekend visit here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.
Glen Shuler, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Z. A Shuler, is in the en
gineering department of the U. S.
army air corps at New Orleans,
La., working witr blue prints, nd
Name Ticket, Committees
For Coming Election
A meeting of the Republican
party of Macon county was held
in the courthouse for the purpose
of selecting a county ticket.
The list of candidates selected
E. J. Carpenter, state senate;
John H. Dean, representative; J.
P. Bradley, sheriff; D. W. Blaine,
clerk of superior court; Mrs. Ben
Grant, register of deeds; J. L.
Dills, county surveyor, and Glenn
Ray, coroner. The three named for
county commissioners are: W. T.
Tippett, Guy Paul and M. B. L.
The chairman and Republican
executive committee: Allan A.
Brooks, county chairman; Mrs. D.
M. Rowland, vice-county chairman;
A. R. H'gdon, assistant county
chairman, and Ray R. Sw
The township committees in,
elude: Paul Potts, Franklin; Alex
Deal, Franklin Route 4, Millshoal
township; Wiley Clark, Cullasaja,
Ellijay township; E. M. Dills,
Gneiss, Sugarfork township; T. M
Keener, Highlands, Highlands
township; J. D. Burnette, Scaly,
Flats township; L. M. Henson,
Otto, Smith Bridge township; Hez
Dills, Franklin Route 1, Gar too
gechaye township; W. D. Neal,
Aquone, Nantahala, No, 1; J. H.
Wishon, Flats, Nantahala No. 2;
W. P. Martin, Franklin Route 3,
Burning town township; and S. J
Dean, Etna, Cowee township.
John H. Dean, former county
Or. Angel To Address
Dr. Furman Angel has been se
lected as a member of the special
state-wide committee to represent
the American Legion at the na
tional meeting in New Orleans on
April 23, 1942. He has been asked
ddrs She. Legion while.. n
ssion, on some subject pertain
ing to Americanism.
Notice To Farmers
Having Orders For
AAA 20 Phosphate
One car load of AAA 20 per cent
phosphate has just been received
in the county. This phosphate will
be delivered to the farmers hav
ing orders on file who call for it,
as long as it lasts.
For C Of C Dinner
All prospects point to a large at
tendance at the meeting of the
Chamber of Commerce to be held
at Panorama Court tonight. Sixty
reservations for the dinner which
will precede the business session
has been made by noon on Thurs
day. Election of a new board and
officers for the coming season
will be made.
hopes to be home soon on a short
Postmaster and Mrs. C. C. Potts
have had a letter from their son
Edward Potts, who is in the 133rd
Division, U. S. Infantary, stating
that he is well and at sea. This
' ... I
is the trst letter irom ruiwaru
since he left Fort Dix in January.
Lieutenant Val. S. Pierson vis
ited his father, S. P. Pierson, here
for a few days last week. Lieu
tenant Pierson has recently been
transferred from Fort Benning, Ga.,
to Camp Croft, Spartanburg, S. C.
Curtis (Tip) Ayers, manager ot
the new Gulf filling station here,
left fast week as a selectee for
Fort Bragg. Douglas Talley, assis
tant manager, is now in charge of
the Gulf station.
Royal Roland and Lonnie Evans
left for the army on April 8. It
isn't known where they will be
stationed as yet
Pvt. Warren Gray Stepp who
has been stationed at Keesler
Field, Miss., has been in the Vet
erans hospital at Boloxi, Miss., with
Austin Jacobs, who is in the
U. S. Navy, is at sea. His location
Pvt. Wayne Woods, who was
called from here to enter the Army
is now stationed at Fort Bragg.
George Evans, son of Charles
Evans of Aquone is now serving
in the Navy.
Sgt WiHard Rogers, who volun
teered in the Army about two
years ago, is now at the Army
hospital at Fort Bragg. He has
a brother, Quentin, who has been
serving in the Navy the past three .
For Clerk Of Court
Frank I. Murray, Who announces
his candidacy for Clerk of Court
Announce For Important
Frank I. Murray, native son of
Macon county, and for many years
prominent in the Democratic or
ganization, has announced himself
as a candidate for the office of
Clerk of Court, subject to the nom
ination of the Democratic prim
ary. (r. Murray refers his friends
and voters of Macon county to
his announcement in this and suc
ceeding issues of The Franklin
Press and Highlands Maconian,
which is made on the record of
his past services in this capacity
anS as chairman of county com
missioners. He also served in World
War I, leaving with the first five
drafted from the county and ris
ing from the rank of Private to
Chairman County Commuiioner
In this issue W. W. Edwards,
inent business man of Hijrh-
s, announces nis candidacy tori
the office of Chairman of County
Commissioners, subject to the
Democratic primary. Mr. Edwards
made the statement at the time M
his announcement that, should he
receive the nomination of his party
and be elected, he will represent
without partiality the interests of
the whole county.
Mr. Edwards has been urged by
many friends in different parts of
the county to offer himself for
this important office. He was as
sured first that his mend, Gus
Leach, present incumbent, would
not file for re-election. As a resi
dent of , the second largest com
munity in the county where he
owns and operates Hotel Edwards,
and is one of the largest tax
payers, he offers his services to
the people with the experience of
two terms as Mayor of Highlands
and other public services. Mr. Ed
wards was born in Whitesides
T., , i j -Al
cove, near . mgnianas, ana wun
the exceptkn of a time that he
lived in the West, has resided in
Every year John Dalton makes
formal announcement of his candi
dacy for county surveyor without
apposition. His services to the
county may be judged by the fact
that none can remember when
anybody ran against him. Mr. Dal
ton enjoys the distinction of be
ing nominated by his party unam-
P. L. ThrelkeW Goes To
Defense Work in Term.
P. L, Threlkeld, for two years
county supervising engineer of
WPA in Macon and Jackson coun
ties, with residence in Franklin, is
leaving this week to accept de
fense work at Camp Campbell,
Clarksville, Tern. He will be suc
ceeded by J. C. Haynes of Hay
wood county who will be in charge
of WPA projects of several coun
ties, giving one-third of his time
to supervision of projects in Ma
Mr. Threlkeld received many ex
pressions of appreciation from citi
zens for his work as supervisor
of the many projects which have
been planned and carried through
during his stay here. WPA sup
ervisors and men on the projects
presented him with a handsome
Hartman suitcase in token of their
esteem and friendship. ,
"Before leaving Franklin, I wish
to take this means of saying to
all my friends in the county that
I deeply appreciate the unfailing
cooperation which I have received
from all in the performance of my
duties here in connection with all
projects," Mr. Threlkeld told a
Press reporter before leaving for
J his new poit,
County Board Of Elections
Orders New Registration,
Fans Called To Organize
Team And League
A meeting has been called by a
group of interested ball fans for
next Wednesday, April 22, at 8
p. m. at the court house, for the
purpose of organizing the Franklin
team for the coming season.
All citizens interested in base
ball as well as former and pros
pective players are urged to at
tend, as arrangements will be made
for organizing a league.
All fans, please answer this call.
Committee Wants Scrap
Iron And Paper
The people of Macon County
did a good job collecting scrap
iron when the campaign was
conducted. There is still, how
ever a large quantity of this
material that has not been col
lected. There is also a great
need for paper, cardboard and
magazines. A baler has been
secured in order that the loose
paper can be baled.
The Salvage Committee is
composed of S. W. Menden
hall, chairman, O. F. Summer
in charge of the collection of
both scrap iron and paper in
Highlands area, Florence S.
Sherrill representing the home
demonstration department and
Jimmie Hauser in charge of
It is most important that both
paper and scrap iron be collect
ed as rapidly as possible since
they are most essential in the
defense of our country.
F. H. S. Students
Win High Honors At
W. C T. C. Field Day
Franklin high school students
participated in the Literary and
Field Day program at Cullowhee,
Saturday, April 11. Out of 14 stu
dents sent from F. H. S., 11 won
places. Therefore our percentage
of winners was very higr compar
ed with schools which entered a
large number of students. The fol
lowing won places in the contests:
Shorthand, second year, June Mc
Coy, first place; first year short
hand, Jessie Barnard, second place ;
bookkeeping, Billy Cansler, second
place; typing, second year, Byrda
Nell Southard, third place.
Mathematics, third year, Emo
gene Landrum, first place; second
year mathematics, Myra Slagle,
English, Essay Contest, Mary
Frances Page, first place; English
Grammar, third place, Delma Ed
wards; English Literature, third
place, Marion Carr.
Sol Sanders, first place, Current
Events. Betty Jan Waldroop, first
place, weave craft.
The result of the Poppy Poster
Contest recently sponsored by the
American Legion Auxiliary is an
nounced as follows :
Prize for high school, Elizabeth
Wasilik, Franklin high school.
Prizes for Elementary School :
1st. Virginia Brooks-hire, Slagle
School, Mrs. J. A. Flanagan, teach
er. 2nd. Anne Lyle, Franklin School,
Mrs. Lola Barrington, teacher.
3rd. Harold Keener, Franklin
School, Mrs. Margaret Ramsey,
4th. Alvin Stiles, Franklin School,
Miss Edna Jamison, teacher.
Honorable mention was given the
Otto school for contributing the
largest number of entries, but due
to a misunderstanding as to the
size, type of cardboard, etc they
could not be considered in the con
test These posters will be used for
display advertising the Poppy Sale
which the Auxiliary sponsors each
year, and further announcement of
this sale will be made later. The
sale will take place May JU in
several sections of the county.
At Slagle, the sale will be hand
led by Myra Slagle and Nina Ray
Waldroop. Otto, Mrs. Wdl Par
rish, Mrs. Lncy Bradley, Mrs. On
nie Cabe. Highlands, Mrs. Frank
Potts and Miss Sarah Thompson
At Franklin, Mrs. Loi Barrington.
All Voters Must Register
To Participate In
May 30 Primary
R. S. Jones, chairman of the
Macon county Board of Elections,
notifies all voters in the county
by an advertisement in this issue
of the new registration for the
primary of May 30, 1942.
The board met on April 11 and
ordered a new county-wide regis
tration, which has been rendered
necessary on account of the de
struction by fire of the existing
registration books when the Bank
building was burned in November,
Chairman Jones explains that if
is absolutely necessary for all vot
ers who expect to participate in
the May 30 primary to register
at this time.
. The registration books will be
open on Saturday, May 2, and will
close Saturday, May 16. Challenge
Day will be Saturday, May 23.
Polling Place. Changed
The board has also ordered a
change of polling places as fol
lows: Nantahala Precinct No. 1 poll
ing place will be changed to the
school house at Kyle. Nantahala
Precinct No. 2 polling place will
be changed to the Otter Creek
Predicted By Smoky Mttt.
Smoky Mounty Tours which are
booked through Franklin for the
duration of the season, have al
ready begun to operate. H. H.
Hirsch, proprietor of the Franklin
Terrace hotel, has the season con
tract to entertain the tourists
traveling with these personally
conducted tours of the scenic sec
tion of the Great Smokies and the
Nantahalas. The busses come into
Franklin via Highway No. 28 from
Bryson City, and almost every
night now tourists are beginning
to come in good numbers.
Mr. Hirsch states that infor
mation from travel bureaus points
to as good a season this year as
last, in spite of the limitations on
private motor travel.
The City Garage has the con
tract for servicing the busses of
the Smoky Mountain Tours.
Funeral On Monday
Emlis Siler, 85, of Iotla, aged
negro who belonged to the Siler
family, died last Sunday morning,
April 13, at the home of Rev.
McKinney in Franklin, where he
had been staying for several weeks.
Up to a few weeks ago, "Uncle
Emlis" had gone about his usual
tasks without complaining, though
it was apparent that he was feebler.
He took to his bed on Tuesday
before his death, becoming un
conscious at the last and passing
away quietly. According to his
physician, he had no disease, was
"just wore out", as a friend said.
Always a hard worker and scrupu
lously honest, this fine old man
lived and died with the admira
tion and respect of all who knew
him. He possessed the dignity and
gentleness which characterized the
best of his race. He always at
tended the reunions of the Siler
family, often telling reminiscences
of the old days.
The funeral services were held
on Monday at the Piney Grove
Baptist church, of whjch he was
a member, with the pastor, Rev.
Herbert of Hayesville, officiating.
Burial was in the cemetery of the
Neices and nephews survive. He
had no children, and his wife died
several years ago.
Pallbearers were Aaron Cochran,
Andrew Ray, Billy Burgess, Gra
ham Love, Fred Penland and Al
Clubs To Hear About
Mrs. H. C. Vacon of Bryson
City, who is district director for
14 western North Carolina coun
ties for the American Society for
Control of Cancer, was in town
last Wednesday, and appointed
Mrs. Lester Conley captain of the
Macon County division. Literature
has already been distributed to the
farm agents, home demonstration
agents, and to the county health
nurse. They are to deliver short
talks on Cancer Control before
various clubs and organizations
throughout the county, schedule to
be announced later.