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VOL. LVII, NO. 21
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
Edwards Potts Writes From
"Somewhere In Ireland"
Letter To Parents, Gives
Glimpses Of Life On
Edward Potts, who with the
armed forces "Somewher e m re-
lanu wrucs suwi 'uui.6
ters descriptive of the. country Mid
of his life there that we are print
ine it so that his friends may en
joy it along with his parents, Post
master and Mrs. C. C. Potts. The wn,ch
Dear Mom and Dad" : This is
reallv some experience. A tour of
Ulster or North Ireland at the
( ....,.,. (. ncf Rvimi after
having read a little about it, the
scenery was really .surprising. The
grass even in mid-winter is is
VIUILJ II11H.11 I o ll'
ureen as can De. Ana me sumc
and hedge fences which surround
every few acres make the land-
.scape look like a giant checker-
board. And there is such a con-
trast in the level or rolling land
suddenly jumping into mountains-
even more suddenly than in North
Carolia, 'but not as high in alti
tude. It's reaHy no wonder that
the Irish color is green - there's
so much of it.
I should be getting mail almost
any day now. And will it be wel-
between letters. They may be old
by the time they reacn me, nui io
me they are still just as much
alive as though only a few days
had passed since they were writ-
Have been a slacker about writ
ing, I know you think. But I
have been busy at times getting
situated and there really havn't
been many minutes that there was
n't something of interest happen
ing. And time seems to pass
nnlrktv nr., It tatps a fast nace
to keep up with slow men in this
.day. Have been transferred again,
Some, day I will have been batted
around enough and find a perma-p
nent plaae to hang my clothes. I
hope this is it.. The fellows: are
a nice lot, and about as friendly
as anyroup as any I have found
yet. Yd learn to make friends
quickly ad to evaluate a person
just as quicMy, by being in con-
tact with so many different ones.
It's hard to write freely espe-
cially until you find out just what
the censor will want taken out.
However maybe it's enough to let I
you know tnat i am wen ana saie
as one can be m war. i am rea
sonably happy and finding new
interests every day.
iMy best regards to the entire
family and all of my friends, espe
cially the ladies
IN TWIN BILL
All-Stars To Play Bryson
City Next Sunday
The Franklin All-Stars and Bry-
.. t. t u:ii
son Citv broke even in a twin-oiu
son uij t
' a i
the nightcap J-J.
Crisp homered for Bryson W
- the .first inning of the nt
name witn a mate aixTa. Arciici
foTped Franklin's attack for the I
' 1 . ... ,;f. m
afternoon by getting fowhitl ta
sevcrt eiioris, wane uuuii
getting three out of six.
"Fog Ball" Reynolds struck out
13 men in. the opener and gave up
six hito; whHe his team mates col
lected 13 hits but could not score
in the pinches.
"Curve Ball" Booie struck out
11 in the second game and only
allowed four hit.
The All-Sitars go to Bryson City
Sunday for a double-header start
ing at 2:30 p. m.
Murphy beat Hayesville a double
header at HayesviHe Sunday, win
ning the first game 5-1 and the
Schedule For Home
Monday, May 25 Stiles Dub
meets with Mrs. Grade Welch at
2 p. in.
Tuesday. May 26 Pat ton Club
meets with Mrs. Nasnie Burrell at
2 :00 p . m.
Wednesday, May 27 Union Club
meets with Mrs. J. W. Addingtom
It 2 p in.
Stfcilrii Far 4-H CM
Tuesday, May 26-Otto 4-H CWb
meet at 8:45.
Men In Service
It Um.b IIMMU.J.. ' iL.
pi,;ii,,nimc .u. .: r r-
irZZL " , U,'CB
idor s defeat. His mother, Mrs
I-annie Moses of Gmiess, had
Mother's Day telegram from him
wnicn Wis nt "om Honolulu, liHl
A report from Keesler Field.
Miss., states that Pvt. Wilson Mar
ion Leditord, son of Mr. and Mrs
Marion Leotord ot Prentiss, was
I eraduated Mav 20. from the Air
I 1 "
Corps Technical School. He had
successfully weathered am intensive
19 weeks training program which
urepareu mm 10 serve as an Air
I plane Mechanic ''on the line." Pvt
Ledford's class, which numbered
in the hundreds will be dispersed
among the many units of the Army
I Air Forces to maintain and ser-
I vice the Army's planes.
The course included training in
air craft maintenance fundament
als, airplane structures, hydraulic
systems, propellers, instruments
W electrical systems, fuel
rvt. uavid carpenter who is
in the Infantry of the U. S. Army
has been transferred from Fort
Bragg to Camp Wolters, Texas,
where he expects to be for some
time. He likes Texas.
Jesse Paul Schuler, son of Mr
and Mrs. Jess Shuler of Cowee is
now in Australia, according to a
message received by his parents a
few days ago. He was stationed
at lnc yul xiospiKU m oan riu
. . .. i rv. i it i . i r m
cisco before he left for the South
acmc area, xie nas two otner
"'"s serving m inc mmy. vuc
m San Erancww and the other
al mv waworne, ua.
Sgt. Harry Bryson sent the fol-
lowinar cablegram to his narents.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bryaon of
West Mills. "Arrived safely. En-
j0ymg Australia. Beat wishes for
Mother's day. Don't worry. Receiv-
ed vour iette, Cable was dated
Word beon received here
fh.t v R r,,r cn f Mr
d MfS s w Wests
Mi, . r(.rMVn ,nn,nrtM the
training course given to Aviation.
Cadets At present be is a Flight
Instructor at Pensacola, Fla., Prior
to his enlistment in Naval Air Re
sear ve last July, he attended the
University of California. Befort
being transferred to Pensacola,
he was stationed at Los Angeles
Calif, and Corpus Cristi, Tex.
Allen Ordway, son of Mr. and
Mrs. James Ordway of Franklin,
received a 10-day furlough early
this week which he is spending
with his parents. He is stationed
in a Naval Medical Suoolv Depot
in Brooklyn, N. Y.
's ne. T"
M . t . a a !
oeen in Australia ior mrcc mwims.
Another son, James, a radio oper-
Training Sution at Great Lakes,
TM ,u9t William H An-
T - ' r vr. m,. i r.
; "T who ha7 r.
. xt-. ,
ny enhsted in he Navy, has ar-
rived for recruit training,
m a fur.
lough from Fort Bragg last week.
He spent Saturday and Sunday
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Adams of Mt. Grove sectiotx
Earl Watts, stationed at Colum
bia, S. C, came home on a pass
to see his father, Joe Watts, of
Ellijay, last week.
Roy W. Ramsey, of Rt. 3, Frank
lin, was enlisted in the Marine
Corps in Raleigh recently. He was
sent io Parris Island, S. C, where
he will receive his initial training
for the next six weeks.
Richard R. Johnson's ship ar
rived in New Orleans, Wednesday
night from South American ports.
He is with the Merchant Marine.
He expects to arrive home Satur
day to visit his another, Mrs. J.
W. C Johnson.
Pvt. William P. Bryant who has
been stationed at Camp Cnowder,
Mo., has been transferred to the
Signal Regiment, Drew Field,
Tampa, Fla. - .
Miss Betty Henry who graduated
f-om Wayoesville high school last
week has returned to her home in
World War I Veteran
win mm mmm.
9SH K ' , Jp
IIP ai B
C. Tom Bryson, as a member of
the A.E.F. taken after the Armis
tice in 1918, at Monte Carlo,
France, oh the Mediterranean. Mr.
Bryson who is a candidate for nom
ination for Register of Deeds. "in
ttoe coining ""prtatary, (iiftlMMs a
letter in this issue. (Note the im
provement in this war's uniforms
over the last.)
Lt. James Pattern
Wins His Wings As One
Of U. S. Fighter-Flyers
Lieut. James D. Patton, son of
R. A. Patton and the late Mrs;
Mamie Slagle Patton, is among
the new wearers of wings of the
Gulf Coast Air Force training cen
ter, being one of 17 flying officers
and staff sergeants in Class 42-E
from North Carolina upon whom
wings were pinned. Lieut. Patton's
finishing school was the Lubbock,
Texas multi-engined base.
This class was given the name
"unusual" according to a news re
lease from Headquarters, Randolph
Field, Texas. It is the sixth post-
Pearl Harbo'- brood the largest
yet. These fighter flyers of Class
42-E will now stream forth to every
continent under the sun. Franklin
and Macon county are proud that
another of their' sons has gone
forth to join those equipped to
serve in the flying forces, which
will be the decisive factor in the
winning of this war.
Miss June Wiles of Autioch
College, Ohio, who has been spend
ing her tenweeks work period as
a member on the staff of the
Franklin Press will return on
Thursday to resume her college
District Federation Meeting
Home Demonstration Clubs
Annual Gathering May 29
At Methodist Church
Home Demonstration Club mem
bers of Jackson, Swain, Clay, Hay
wood, Cherokee and Macon will
hold the annual district federation
of home demonstration clubs at
the Franklin Methodist church Fri
day, May 29 at 10 a. m.
Mrs. Lewis Cannon, Sylva, dis
trict chairman, will preside. Mrs.
EsteHe T. Smith, assistant home
agent, and guest speaker for the
day will be introduced by Miss
Anna C. Rowe, district home agent.
The Reverend Rufus Morgan,
Rector of St. Agnes church, Frank
linv will conduct the devotions. The
guests will be greeted by Mrs.
Porter Paisley, president of North
Carolina Federation of Home Dem
21 MACON MEN
Will Be Inducted Into
Military Service At
A large crowd of relatives and
friends gathered at the bus sta
tion on Thursday morning to give
a send-off to the 21 men who left
for Fort Jackson, S. C, to be in
ducted into the Army. The citi
zen's committee presented each
man with a pocket testament con
venient for use in camp. The
Lions Club was on hand with car
tons of cigarettes as parting gifts.
The selectees leaving with this
group were : Ralph Monroe Hen
son, Homer Steve Woods, Cecil
Lyman Ledford, Marion Jesse Mc-
Crackens William Lex Vanhook,
Quincy Adams Corpening, James
Howard Keener, Thomas Nyl
Roper, Clyde James Vaughn, El
mer Johnson Stanfield, Carl Roose
velt Amnions, George. Mashbur.n
Grady Franks. Thomas Odell
Hurst, John Glenn Hauser, and
The following volunteers also left
Lloyd Cunningham, Clyde Siler
Waldroap, Albert Hopkins, Carl
Dover Shope and Wayah Clinton
Joan M. Queen
Announces As Candidate
John M Queen of Waynfesville
veteran solicitor of the 20th judi
cial district, announces his candi
dacy for renomination by the Dem
ocratic party as solicitor in this
issue of The Franklin Press and
The Highlands Maconian.
Mr. Queen was in Franklin this
week in the interest of his candi
dacy, greeting many of his friends.
He stated that he is running on
his record in office which i? laiowri
to all. Justice and fairness in the
enforcement of the law and ahe
performance of his duties has al
ways been his aim, he said. Mr.
Queen's ability as a trial lawyer is
attested to by all who have wit
nessed his work as solicitor in the
courts of the district.
Applications for authorization to
purchase new tires and tubes and
for recapping services were approv
ed by the Rationing Board as fol-
For new tires : Wint Dehart, D.
W. Dowdle, Curt Wilson, John
Pennington, J. F. Browning, Otis
Recapped tires : Nantahala Power
and Light Co., Lester Holland, N.
Rogers, E. C. Guy, Jr., Pattrol-
For New automobile: Leonard
Miller; refused, Lee D. Woods.
Refused tires and tubes: Lee
Bates, L. J. Gregory, Gladys, R.
Maxwell, Anna Ruth Dixon, W.
W. Edwards, J. A. Brendle, T. H.
Moore, O. C. Corbira.
Applications For Sugar
Rationing Reach 15,350
Applications for sugar rationing
cards have reached the number of
15,350 in Macon counity according
to the rationing board's count on
Thursday. This is not entirely
omplete, however. Those who
have sugar on hand will not use
the ration cards until their supply
onstration Clubs; Supt. of Public
Schools, G. L. Houk, and Mrs. J.
W. C. Johnson, editor of the Frank
A quartet composed of Rev. Phil
ip Green, Rev. Hubert Wardlaw,
Dr. J. L. Stokes II and S. W.
Mendenhall, county agent, will of
fer special music
Lunch will be served by the club
women at 1 : JO p. m.
Club women of Macon county ap
pointed tor the different commit
tees by Mrs. J. S. Gray at a re
cent council meeting are as fol
lows: Resolutions committee, Mrs.
Ellie Peek of Walnut Creek ; nomi
nations, Mrs. J. W. Addington, of
Union club; registration. Miss
Clara Norton, of Otto club; food
committee, Mrs. Fred Slagle of
Oartoogechaye club and decoration
committee, Mrs. Fred Palmer, of
The Rev. Oscar R. Mangum
To Hold Revival Meeting
To Hold Revival
mMWWma. sBm Mm
Rev. Oscar R. Mangum, Th.D.
Pastor of the First Baptist church
Lenoir, who will be the preacher a
a series of services to begin Sun
C. of C.
Wants Information On
Hotels And Homes
Lee Guf fey, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, is pre
paring a folder giving informa
tion concerning hotels, inns and
guest houses with rates. He
requests that all who wish their
places and rates to be included
on this list to send the informa
tion to him immediately. He
also wishes those with houses
or rooms to rent to Hst them
with him at the information
booth. He says that he already
ttasTt number of inquiries. At
present the hours when the
booth is open are 12 to 2 p. m.
and 6. to 10 p. m.
Grover D. Edwards
Funeral Rites Were Held
Funeral services for Grover
David Edwards, 57, of Highlands,
who died suddenly of a heart at
tack Wednesday, were held in the
Presbyterian church here at 2
o'clock Friday afternoon, with the
Rev. H. T. Bridgman, pastor of the
church, officiating, assisted by Rev.
Silas Johnson, of Macon, Ga., Bur
ial was in Highlands cemetery.
Mr. Edwards, widely-known paint
er and decorator, was the son of
the late C. B. and Sarah Lathea
Edwards. He was a Mason, a
member of the Presbyterian church
and a member of the Lions Club.
In 1911 he was married to Miss
Helen Heacock who suvives him.
Surviving also are a son, Grover
William Edwards, of the U. S.
Army Medical Corps, San Francis
co, Calif., two daughters, Miss
Louise Edwards, Trenton, N. J., a
portrait painter and illustrator, and
Miss Virginia Mae Edwards, stu
dent at Brevard College; a brother,
Abner C. Edwards, Erastus, and
two sisters, "Mrs. Georgia Cochran,
Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Ro
berta Lee Cannon of Los Angeles,
Miss Estelle Edwards, Miss Bess
Hines and Mrs. E. A. Burt, Jr.,
were in charge of the flowers. Mrs.
O. F. Summer was organist and a
choir composed of Mrs. H. T.
Bridgeman, Mrs. J. A Hines, Mrs.
W H. Cobb, Mrs. Louis Edwards
and Mrs. Jack Hall sang "Aoiue
With Me.'' Mrs. Edwards and
Mrs. Hall also sang a duet, "Beau
tiful Isle of Somewhere."
Pallbearers were Mayor W. H.
Cobb, Henry Geaveland, Prioleau
Hedden, Quency Hedden, F. A. Ed
wards and Lieutenant Louis A
Edwards. An honorary escort of
Masons had charge of the services
at the cemetery.
To Rudolph Carter
Rudolph (Fiddlin') Carter, well
known in these parts as leader of
the Happy Ramblers, received a
pleasant surprise last Monday
night, when the Epworth League
of the Snow Hill Methodist Church
gave him a farewell party. He in
tends to leave for Fossil, Oregon,
this week to take a summer job
there. Thirty people toasted him
safely off with games and general
fur making. The evening was top
ped off by marshmallow roast.
Services Begin Sunday In
The Rev. Oscar R. Mangum,
Th.D., pastor of the First Baptist
church of Lenoir, will open a
series of revival services on Sun
day night, May 24, which will con
tinue for ten days thereafter.
Owing to the rationing of gaso
lene, these services cannot be held
in Friendship Tabernacle as had
been planned according to the cus
tom in Macon county to hold an
annual cqunty-wide revival. The
County Ministerial association re
gretted to have to make this de
cision, and hopes that as many as
possible will avail themselves of
the privilege to attend the services
The evening services will be con
ducted in the Methodist church
and the morning services, begin
ning Tuesday, May 26, will be
held each day except Saturday and
Sunday at 10 o'clock in the Pres
byterian church. On Sunday morn
ing, May 31, Dr. Mangum will be
the guest speaker of the Rev. C.
F. Rogers, at the Franklin Baptist
church at the 11 o'clock service.
Sponsored By Franklin Churches
"These services are being spon
sored by all the churches of Frank
lin in a united effort to bring our
people closer to God in these peril
ous times," said .the Rev. Hubert
Wardlaw, pastor of the Presby
"Dr. Mangum comes to us high
ly recommended as a straightfor
ward preacher of the Gospel as
it is presented in the Bible, and
in a positive and convincing man
ner, as one who has the pastoral
viewpoint, said Mr. Wardlaw.
In addition to his pastoral work
which has been in Missouri and
North Carolina Dr. Mangum is
the author of several books. His
last, just published, is entitled
"Paul's Swan Song" which is a
study of St. Paul's Second Epistle
Dr. Erwin Speaks At
Finals Of Franklin
Last Friday evening 76 seniors
of tlje Franklin High School re
ceived their diplomas at the grad
uating exercises frxim Guy L.
Houk, superintendent. Besides the
75 in last week's paper, Roy Fouts,
who was engaged on a defense
project in Detroit, made the trip
for the purpose of receiving his.
It was agreed that this was one
f the finest commencements ever
held at the school.
The class, dressed in gray cap
and gown, presented a memorable
picture as they marched into the
auditorium to the strains of the
processional from ''Aida'' by Verdi,
rendered by Mrs. Henry Cabe,
who conducted - the carefully train
ed chorus of her class and played
for all the musical numbers.
TTie address by Dr. Clyde Erwin,
state superintendent of education,
urged the class to do its share in
this crucial time of the world's
history so that they might help
build a beacon light of freedom
when peace comes.
The salutatory was delivered by
Virginia Bryant and the valedic
tory by Emogene Land rum. Hun
ter Anderson and Jessie Barnard
also delivered addresses.
W. H. Finley principal, present
ed awards to the following :
Jessie Barnard commercial; Vir
ginia Bryant, French; Elsie Mae
Brendle, science; Tearl Ashe, ath
letic; Delma Edwards, English;
Mildred Reid, history; Hunter
Anderson, agriculture ; Jessie Bar
nard, Balfour; Elura Belle San
ders, home economics; Bruce Bry
ant, citizenship; Byrda NeH South
ards, activities; Merl Kinsland,
attendance ; Emogene Landrum,
Marion Carr and Helen Edwards
were given special recognition by
honorable mention for their out
standing work for the four years.
Mrs. D. W. Nichols, Jr., and
two children arrived here Wednes
day to spend the summer months
with her parents. Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Calloway. They have jast
returned from having spent a
month in New Smyrna Beach, Fla
with Mr. Nichols who has now
returned to Russell nlle, Ark,