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The Franklin press and the Highlands Maconian. (Franklin, N.C.) 1932-1968, April 30, 1942, Page PAGE ONE, Image 1

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MAKE EVERY PAY DAY BOND DAY JOIN THE PAY-ROLL SAVINGS PLAN PROGRESSl YE LIBERAL INDEPENDENT VOL. LVII, NO. 18 FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1942 $1.50 PER YEAR flft MAKE Aps5 EVERY iV PAYDAY BOND DAY SUGAR RATION REGISTRATION Local Board Announces Place, Time To Secure Ration Books Sugar rationing machinery was set in motion in Macon county this week as the sugar rationing board registered all distributors wholesalers, retailers, hotels, res taurants and institutional users of sugar, who filled out the required blanks and received instruction re garding the rationing system. Registration of consumers will begin on Monday, May 4. The rationing board of the coun ty consists of Dr. W. E. Furr, chairman, Dr. J. E. Perry and J. S. Conley actinig in cooperation with G. L. Houk, defense chair man). Mrs A. B. Omohundro has been appointed clerk-stenographer of the rationing board and will De in charge of the office which has been set up in Room 113 of the Ashear building. Consumers To Get Ration Book rnhsnmers of suear must regis ter and obtain ration books at tki plementarv school of the com munity in which the applicant lives on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday of next week, May 4, S, 6, 7, between the hours of 2 p. m. Only one person from I should aoDlv for all mem bers of each family unit, which, is defined as "two or more persons related by blood, marriage or aoop tirtn artitallv living together in one household." The member appryin must be over the age ot IB years unless married. AH self supporting persons who are not members ot a tamuy wm as above defined should make ap Ktiratinn for themselves. Non-sup iutmiiis under 18. such as students away ait school, should have application made by a mem Kr rvf thp familv. A copy of the form which Sqs,t be signed by consumer applicants is printed on the back page oi tnis paper. Applicants must declare the total amount ot wnite or urown sugar in any form which is ownied by the family unit or any mem ber. Application should be made for the war ration books regardless of the amount of sugar on hand at this time. John B. Willis Passes At Home Here At Age Of 86 John Blalock Willis, 86, known to his many friend as Judge Wil lis, died at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at his home following an illness of three weeks. A native of Barnsville, Ga., he came to Franklin about 25 years ago with his family and purchas ed the Franklin Terrace proper ty which they operated as a sum mer hotel famous throughout this section. Previous to his residence here, Mr. Willis practised as a registered pharmacist, and sales man for a wholesale firm for drug supplies. His many friends will remember him as a genial host, al ways interested in their welfare and comfort. At the age of 12 he be came a member of the Methodist church. Funeral service were held at the Bryant funeral home Wednes day morning at 11 o'clock and in terment was in Franklin cemetery. Officiating were Rev. J. L. Stokes II, pastor of the Franklin Metho dist church, and the Rev. Rufus Morgan, rector of St. Agnes Epis copal church. Active pallbearers were J. S. Conley, J. E. Perry, Henry W. Cabe, R. S. Jones, H. H. Hirsch, and T. H. Fagg. Surviving are the widow, the for mer Miss Kate Shealy of Alabama; one daughter, Miss Mary Willis, of Franklin, and one grandson, John W. Fox, who is assistant editor of State College Extension depart ment, Raleigh. LYMAN H1GDON, JR. RECEIVES HONOR Lyman Higdon Jr. has recently been elected vice-president of the rising junior class at the Univer sity of North Carolina, according to an announcement made by The Tar Heel". Young Higdon who at tended Georgia Military Academy before going to Carolina, has won letters in football, basketball, box ing, and baseball. At Carolina he continued in sport activities, par ticpating in intramural and joining the boxing team. He recently spent a few days spring vacation with hit parents. Men In The Service Wvman Guffev. son of Sam Guf- fey, Route 1, who is stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., serving with the military police section. He has three brothers in the service. 2nd Lieutenant George McClure, son of Mrs. C. H. McClure and ;he late Mr. McClure of Franklin Route 2, has been transferred from Ft McClelland, Ala., to Camp For est Term. Bryant, another son of Mrs. C. H. McClure', who has been in the hospital at Camp Stewart, Ga., is out, and is reported well again. Ha rve Bateman who is stationed at Gamp Gordon, Ga., has been home an a seven day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Bateman of the Oak Dale com munity. He has recently been pro moted to the rank of corporal. Robert Swafford, son of Harley Swafford has spent a recent fur lough with his family in the Oalo dale community. He is on duty at Ft. Jackson. William P. Angel, son of Mrs. Carl Angel of Franklin came 1 home unexpectedly on a leave from the Air Base at Albuquerque, N. M. Aviation Cadet Tames R. Hurst has returned to Maxwell Field. Ala. after spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C Hurst of Cartoogechaye. Willy C' Beeco, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Beeco, has been home on a leave from his camp in Mis souri. Another son, James V. Beeco is serving in the Coast Artillery in Trinidad. A. J. Mashburn of Franklin Route has two .sons who volunteered for the army over a year ago. Johnny, 21, is serving in the Anti Aircraft Battery at Fort Randolph. Ben Lee, 19, is a fireman aboard a mine planer at Fort Sherman, Canal Zone. Pvt. Frank E. Ledford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ledford, who Entered the army March 11, is now stationed at Fort Knox, Kjr. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sanders' son, Bobby, has been in the army for about two vears. Ha is at Fort Jackson. James B. Porter, of Dayton, Ohio, son of Mr. and Mra. J. W. Porter of Franklin is stationed at Patterson Field, Fairfax, Ohio, with the Army Air Corps. Riley Watts, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Watts of Gneiss, has just been transferred from Fort Bragg to Fort Benning, Ga. Pvt Watts volunteered almost two years ago and is in one of the most dangerous branches of the service, the parachute troops. Mrs. Grady Waldroop of Pren tiss has just received word that her son, Querotw Waldroop, from whom she has had no word in some time, is safe and well. He is stationed with the Coast Artil lery in San Francisco. Fred J. Murray who is on duty as a pharmacist's mate at the Norfolk Navy Hospital, came home hut week unexpectedly to spend a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray of Franklin. Baptist Ministers To Meet Monday The Baptist Ministers confer ence will be held at the Franklin Baptist churcfi Monday, May 4, at 10.30 a. m. All paston are cor 4My favitsd to sttead, 1260 MACON MEN REGISTER HERE Fourth Registration Lists Men Of 45-64 Years Classification A total of 1260 men registered in Macon county for the fourth registration held last Monday, April 27, according to figures com piled by the local selective service board. Report of number of regis trants for each district is as fol lows: Franklin, 472; Otto, 191; Highlands, 106; Cowee, 94; Burn- ingtown, 69; Slagle, 57; Pine Grove, 55 ; Kyle, 47 ; Holly Springs, 42; Otter Creek, 41; Higdonville, 41; Scaly, 23; Salem, 22. that the new registrants men between the ages of 45 and 64, inclusive are not to be drafted at any time in the immediate future was definitely indicated by orders received by local boards that the new men are not to be assigned order numbers. No national draw ing, as for the three previous reg istrations, to determine the order in which registrants would be call ed, will be held for this registra tion. Although the new men since they are to be given no order numbers, presumably will be sent no draft questionnaires, they are expected to be sent the new oc cupational questionnaires in the near future. Revival To Be Held in Tabernacle May ,2 7-June 7 The annual county-wide revival meeting will begin Sunday night, May 24 and continue for two weeks, according to an announce ment made Wednesday by the Ma con county ministerial association. The Rev. R. Mangum, Th.D, pas tor of the First Baptist church of Lenoir will be the guest preacher for tbese1 services. - The Rev. J. L. Stokes II, Ph.D. will serve as director of the meet ing. Other chairmen are, Rev. Rob ert Williams, entertainment; Rev. Hubert G. Wardlaw, publicity ; Rev. P. L. Green, Mrs. Elmer Crawford, floral; Oscar Bryant, ushers; Herbert Angel grounds; The Rev. C. F. Rogers, finance. C. of C. Board Elects Officers and Begins Membership Drive The New board of Directors of the Franklin chamber of commerce has got off to a good running start this week in securing mem berships for the coming season. "The response of all who have been approached by our committe so far has been most encourag ing, said Ben McGlamery, recent ly elected president of the board. All prospects point to a good chamber of commerce this year," said the president. At a recent meeting of the board the following officers were elect ed: Ben McGlamery, president; A. G. Oagle, vice-president and chair man of finance committee; E. J. Whitmire, temporary secretary, and E. W. Long, treasurer. The membership drive committe consists of the following; Bob Gaines, chairman Rev. Hubert Wardlaw, Dr. J. L. Stokes, Dr. J. E. Perry, Ben McGlamery and Frank Duncan. The directors will meet next Tuesday night to com plete plans for the season's activi ties. Mayor Harrison Urges Care Of Old Cemetery A few days ago Mayor John Harrison mentioned the neglected condition of the old cemetery be hind the Franklin Methodist church, and asked that the mat ter be brought to the attention of those who may be interested. He suggests that a day be appointed to clear oat the undergrowth and clean of the family plots. He thinks that those who have re latives buried there will be glad to cooperate in this movement j u.--. .u... :n for this purpose at an early date. Bingo Party At Kelly's Tea Room A Bingo party will be held at Kelly's Inn and Tea Room on Sat urday evening, May 2, at 8 o'clock There will be prizes and refresh ments. The proceeds will be used for work of Nequissa Chapter No. 43, 0. E. S. For Solicitor IE Baxter C. Jones Announces His Candidacy For Solicitor (From The Jackson County Journal) Baxter C. Jones, of Swain, is a candidate for solicitor of this dis trict, opposing the veteran solicitor, John M. Queen. Mr. Jones believes that he will be nominated in the primary on May 30. Baxter Jones was born in Jack son, county, and reared here, on the waters of Savannah creek, member ofv one of the Jackson county's prominent democratic families. He was educated in the public schools of county, and at Western Carolina Teachers Col lege and at the University of North Carolina. Mr. Jones taught in this county, and was elected to represent the county in the General Assembly where he served with distinction. After earn ing his license to practice law, Mr. Jones removed to Swain county, where he has- been one of the prominent citizens and an ardent worker in the democratic ranks, and in civic, church, and fraternal affairs. Swain county returned him to the General Assembly, where he served two consecutive terms and where he became known as one of the prominent members of the House of Representatives, with considerable prestige. His voice was always listened to with res pect and with interest whenever it was raised in the councils of the House or in the committee rooms. Because of his interest in furth ering the cause of Western Caro lina Teachers College and in build ing it into a great institution of learning, the Governor of North Carolina appointed him a member of the board of trustees of the institution from which he gradu ated. On the board of trustees he proveed to be the most valuable member in guiding the affairs of the college. In recognition of this work in the General Assembly and in the councils of the democratic party, Governor Broughton appointed Mr. Jones a member of the State Board of Elections. He resigned this post in order to make the race for solicitor. In the last solicitorial primary, Mr. Jones was a candidate, and the large vote he received, not only in the western counties of the district, but also in Haywooa, brought htm into greater promin ence throughout the district, and in all the western end of the state. Mr. Jones has been a successful practitioner at the Swain county bar, for a long number ot years, and his practice! has taken him to the courts in all the counties of the district, giving him a wide ac quaintance in Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Clay, Cherokee, and Graham, the counties that comprise the 20th judicial district. Being a World War Veteran, Mr. Jones is a member of the Ame rican Legion. He is a Mason, and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Suit Fox Property i Won By Mrs. Stewart Civil Court adjourned last week after consuming practically the case, in tne action eniuieu ivn sas Stewart vs. Francis C. Cary and wife Betty Cary, Ellis Soper, etal., involving property with min eral deposits which have been min ed for sometime by the defendants who claimed to have a deed to the property, the jury decided in favor of the defendant. Mrs. Stew art sued to secure possession of the property as an inheritance from her father. Drive For Pledges To Buy Bonds, Stamps Next Week Other Candidates Announce for County Of fices This Week The announcements of two more candidates who have filed . for county offices appear in this is sue, as follows: John B. Elmore John B. Elmore who announce his candidacy for chairman of the Board of County Commissioners subject to the Democratic primary is a well known citizen of the county. He was born and raised in the West's Mill community where he has lived all his life His deep interest has always been in the welfare of all the people in the improvement of their eco nomic and educational advantages Mr. Elmore says he has worked hard to educate his children, two sons and a daughter, who all have attained college degrees and are teachers in the schools of this state. This is the first time he has offered to serve the county in of fice. Like V. Shop Lake' V. Shope has announced himself as a candidate for the of fice of Register of Deeds, subject to the Democratic primary. He is a native of the Prentiss commun ity, where he grew up on the farm of his father, Zeb V. Shope, where he assisted in the farm work prior to coming to Franklin. He received his education in the Macon county schools and at Perry's Business College, Brunswick, Ga. Mr. Shope came to Franklin in 1933 where his business experience has served to fit him for the office which he now seeks. He is one of the coun ty's younger men who is offering for service in a political office for the first time. SWANSON HEADS BALL LEAGUE Tri-State League Meets At Bryson City To Re-Organize A baseball meetincr was held at Bryson City on Tuesday night to re-oreanize the Trd-State League. Teams represented was Murphy, Bryson Ctty, franklin, Mayesviiie and Cherokee, with prospects of Sylva, Robbinsville, Isabella, Tenn., and Blue Ridge, Ga., entering. It Isabella. Tenn.. and Blue Ridge, Ga., fails to enter, the name of the league will probably be changed to WNC League or the Smoky Mountain League as it will be com posed entirely of WNC teams. Rav Swansom manager of Frank lin Baseball Club, was elected president, and all teams interested in entering the league should con tact him. The League pktns to open on Sunday, May 17, with schedule to be arranged at a later date. The Ashevilki Army Store has donated a nice Trophy to be presented to the winner in the play-off series at the end of the season. Davis Of Albany Herald Visitor Here Amontr the friends attending the funeral of Iuda:e Willis on Wed nesday was Tohn Davis, business manager of the Albany Ga., Herald. Mr. Davis has long been an ard ent enthusiast for the climate and scenery of the section. In his week ly travel column which runs in the Sunday edition of the Herald he has frequently publicized the charms of this region, and has done a wonderful job of it, ac cording to John Fox of State Col lege extension publicity service of Raleigh, who states that many sum mer, visitors to Franklin have heard of these mountain through Mr. Davis' articles. We here and now thank this good friend from Georgia and hope he will continue to tell his readers about the advantages we have to offer. Elbert Breedfove Passes At Stiles Elbert Breedlove, 5. died at his home in StHes. Thursday morning, April 23, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Braadlove. Mr. Breedlove was a formerly a member of the Tellico Baptist church. He was buried in the church yard, Citizen Committees Are Named To Reach All In County The pledge campaign for the sale of War Bonds and Stamps was launched on Wednesday eve ning when the Macon county War Bonds committee met and made plane for the canvass of the en tire county next week. Henry Cabe, chairman, announced that the quota apportioned to Macon county for May is $10,700. The committee appointed by C. H. Robertson, state administrator of the Defense Savings Staff with headquarters in Greensboro, is composed of the following citizens: Henry W. Cabe, county chairman ; Mrs. E. G. Franks, J. E. S. Thorpe, Frank Duncan, Charles Melichar, R. S. Jones, Roy Cunningham, Dr. J. L. Stokes, W. W. Sloan, J. R. Franklin, G. L. Houk, Lassie Kelly, T. D. Bryson, Jr., Clyde Gailey, J. O. Harrison, John Archer, J. S. Conley, C. S. Slagle, Sam Menden hall, B. A. McGlamery, J. E. Cabe, Mrs. W. M. Parrish, O. C. Hall, Weaver Cochran, J. D. Burnette, C. N. West, E. O. Rickman, Gil mer A. Jones, Mrs. J. W. (. Johnson. Highlands Member Members of the committee for the town of Highlands, which will be organized as a .separate unit are, Charles Anderson, chairman ; C. E. Mitchell, O. F. Summer, F. B. Cook, Frank Potts, W. H. Cobb, Will Edwards. The county committee members will cover their various territories in Franklin and the rural sections. The committee to apportion terri tory among the above members is R. S. Jones, Charles Melichar and John Archer. All business places and offices and all home's will be visited by an official Minute Man, and every earner will be given the opportunity to sign a pledge to invest a regular part of their earnings, either weekly or monthly. In Bonds or Stamps for the dura tion of the war. The plan will be fully explained by the Minute Man who solicits the pledge. Sub Committee. To Work " Sam Mende'nhall will direct the canvass in the rural counties with the neighborhood leaders assisting as a sub-committee. Guy L. Houk will secure pledges from school teachers with a sub-committee as sisting in the various schools. R. D. Carson will .solicit at the pris on camp and C. G. Moore the highway employees. Charles Meli char will direct the canvass of fed eral worksrs, CCC Camp, saw mills and Depot street. Andrew Ray and Jeter Love are appointed by Chair man Cabe to secure pledges from colored citizens. Ben W. McGlain- ery, Dr. Stokes and Mr. Hubc. Wardlaw will direct the canv.- in the residential district of Frank lin. Sub-committees and assistants may work with members of the committee. , Pledge Voluntary The pledges are voluntary and confidential. No machinery is set up to collect them. Every person signing a pledge wul take the re sponsibility of buying the bonds he has promised to buy. The campaign is based on faith in Americans faith that citizens are eager for a chance to help defend our free dom and to provide our men with the materials to wage the war. The amount pledged will be an index of what the U. S. Treasury can count upon. Dates For Registration Are May 2, 9, And 16 Registration of voters in the primary of May 30 will take place at the court house on May 3, 9 and 16, as announced by R. S. Jones, chairman of the Macon county election board. Mr. Jones states that Erwin Pat- ton, registrar for Franklin town ship, will be at the court house on the above Saturdays. However, anyone wishing to register on oth er days of the week may do so by going to Mr. Pattion's place of business, the Gulf station nn Palmer street. The registration books close on Saturday evening, May 1)5. Saturday, May 23 is challenge day. Men in military service may register with the chairman at any time before the above dates and vote by absentee ballot. As stated before, this registra tion is made necessary becalse the registration books were destroyed by fire when the old bank build ing bunted.

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