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VOL. LVH, NO. 23
FRANKLIN, N. C
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1942
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MACON VOU ON
County And State
There was lively interest through
. oat the county in the primaries
held last Saturday. Full official re
turns of polls according it pre
cincts are given below.
Candidates unopposed in the pri
mary were Dr. .W. A. Rogers for
representative, W. W. Edwards of
Highlands and C. W. Blaine of
Franklin Route 1, for county com
missioners, John H. Dalton for
county surveyor and G. O. Wal
lace for coroner.
Ed B. "Whitaker of Bryson City
won the renomination over A. L.
, P&nland of Hayesville tor state
senator of the 33rd senatorial dis
trict and John M. Queen of Way
nesville was renominated solicitor
Baxter C. Jones of Bryson City,
of the 20th judicial district over
This was a close race in Macon
coumty. For sheriff, A. B. Slagle
was re-nominated for a third term,
defeating Fred Calbe, and Harley
K. Cabe was again nominated
Clerk of Court, defeating Frank I.
Murray. Gus Leach, chairman of
county Board of Commissioners
won over j. a. mmore, ana uic
entire Board of Education was re
nominated with the exception of
Gene Crawford. The fifth member
will be E. B. Byrd, all being sub
iect to the appointment recom
mended to the next session of the
Legislature by the Macon county
Lake V. Shope won the nomi
nation for Register of Deeds over
C. Tom Bryson, who is serving at
the present time to complete the
term of Lester Arnold who se
cured leave to join the Navy. Mr.
Bryson has previously served th.
county for several terms in this
office. This conttest was close
.1369 to 1120, the race going to a
young man who had offered him
self for office for the first time.
' U. S. Senate Race
J. W. Bailey, present U. S.
Senator, won over his opponent,
Richard T. Fountains former lieutenant-governor
of the state. Re
publican candidates voted on in the
primary were Sam J. Morris who
won over Stoner W. Klutz.
All these nominations are now
subject to the vote in the general
election in November when the
duly nominated Republican candi
dates and the Democratic candi
dates will be voted upon by these
There were only ton absentee
ballots cast by voters who are in
military service; Franklin, 6; Elli
jay 3 and Smith Bridge, 1. ,
You either learn from experiences
or never recover from them.
Official U. S. Treasury War Bond Quotas for June
'111.500 ,M, lmniiiiS j TlAVii!iilT4M
; ( j wSSkfr1 Y: WUmnnum
IWvVl uMOr.200 AiiiranJtfirvC- uW
,, V?A I.MlllC'X-S V NATIONAL ICUD QUOTA
The above map of the country shows the War Bond
Quota by states for the month of Jane totalling 1810,000,
000. Everybody every pay day Is expected to Invest at
least ten per cent of his Income In War Bonds to sid In
financing America's offensive against the Axis powers.
The ultimate quota for the nation will be on a basis of
one billion dollars per month effective In July. This sum
is necessary to provide for all-out production of planes,
guns, ships and munitions adequate to arm our fighting
men with the tools necessary to win the war.
Scientists say that a good grade
of rubber can be made frbm dan
delioas. If this be true, a rubber
factory on our front lawn this
spring can solve the tire shortage.
War Bond Sales For May
Nearly Treble County Quota
Chm. Cabe Reports Sales
At Franklin And
War Bonds sold through the
Franklin and Highlands banks and
postoffices during the month of
May have almost trebled the quota
set for Macon counity, as reported
by Henry W. Cabe, chairman of
the War Bond drive.
Mr. Cabe states that the total
amount sold through the post
office to be approximately $2,000,
which added to the amount sold
by the Bank of Franklin amounted
George Anderson, chairman for
Highlands reported $10,000 in round
numbers to be the amount sold by
the Highlands bank and postof-
This total for the cotinty amounts
to $31,181.75. which -ixceeds the
quota of $11,700 by$MCU8.75. This
represents all "E", "F" and "G"
Mr. Cabe expresses his appre
ciation as chairman for the co
operation and response of all who
assisted in the pledge campaign
and all who have purchased bonds.
In terms of supplies for the men
at the front in this war, the peo
ple of Macon have made this token
of their support of the war effort
in terms of their work and their
Mr. Cabe also stated that the
town of Highlands deserved special
recognition for the wholehearted
response which has been made by
Carl Goerch and Bob
Erwin Visit Franklin
Carl Goerch, editor of "The
State", a weekly magazine publish
ed in Raleigh, and Robert A.
Erwin, North Carolina journa
list now living in Washington and
writing a weekly column, "On The
Tar Heel Front In Washington",
were Visitors in Franklin lasi week.
These live newspapermen came to
find out more about us, to look
at our scenery and breathe our air.
However, they were not solely on
pleasure berut. Trey were here on
business-the business of telliing, in
snappy manner, what they find here
which may be of interest to their
thousands of readers.
Mr. Goerch was looking for high
lights of Macon history and local
color with which to embellish an
article which he intends to publish
in his magazine at an early date.
Mr. Erwin arranged to have his
columns or parts of interest to this
section, covering especially the do
ings of the official family of Tar
Heelia in Washington, to appear
in this newspaper. This week we
are introducing "Or The Tar Heel
Front," or as much as we have
space to print this news ' column
which comes every week.
Members Have Responded
Liberally To Support
To AAA Farmers
One car of AAA phosphate
has been received this week
and will be delivered to the
first farmers who call for it
How Macon County Voted in Democratic Primary
CANDIDATES g g
; Bj 5
FOR U. S. SENATE
Bailey 137 108
Fountain 29 30
FOR STATE SENATOR
Whitaker 53 41
John M. Queen 53 53
Baxter Jones 115 82
A. B. Slagle 49 46
Fred D. Cabe 119 101
FOR CLERK COURT
Harley R Cabe 80 98
Frank I Murray 76 42
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS
C. Tom Bryson t 57 144
Lake V. Shope 110 14
FOR CHM. COMMISSIONERS
Gus Leach 109 96
J. B. Elmore 5 23
FOR BOARD OF EDUCATION
C. G. Moore 105 69
Gene Crawford 68 63
Mrs. Jim S. Gray 37 49
Lee Mason 76 33
Frank Browning 107 58
J. E. Cabe 78 53
E. B. Byrd 91 S3
;. R. PbilUpf 7i 62
19 153 144
3 11 31
8 126 105
10 100 50
19 183 61
6 93 111
15 118 127
9 88 46
24 209 110
0 56 61
12 227 138
8 150 78
7 96 128
9 128 70
bo .5 J
.S o 3
ffl O fa H
45 168 721 1,788
8 51 223 549
28 86 476 1,092
22 105 433 971
33 93 606 1,299
20 132 441 1.115
25 120 654 1,451
28 100 399 980
31 67 571 1,413
21 159 470 976
21 102 470 1,120
34 129 607 1,369
21 75 720 1,494
26 146 250 729
34 126 706 1,434
21 83 446 1,005
3f 53 441 911
20 162 261 748
41 103 561 1.265
31 80 564 1,273
38 125 625 1,280
28 76 608 1,257
Renewals and new memberships
are included in the following list
of citizems and, business establish
ments who have subscribed to the
support of the Chamber of Com
merce for this .season. The mem
bership committee has been en
couraged by the liberal response
of voluntary assessments which
have been assumed by the present
Individuals interested in thiscom
inur..ity effort and ttau who m
profit through its activities are re
quested to call at the information
booth and become members. The
larger the membership, the more
useful can the chamber of com
merce be to the town and county.
The Board of Directors aflid the
secretary, Lee Guffey, invite addi
tional memberships so that service
may be extended.
List Of Members
Towm of Franklin, Riverside Inn
(Mrs, W. ' H. Sellers), Zickgraf
Hardwood Co., Farmers Federation,
Cagle's Cafe, Better Beer Co., Ray
Grocery and Feed Co., Bamk of
Franklin, City Market (E. W.
Long), Bryant Furniture Co., Build
ing & Loan Ass'n., Stewarts Esso
Stations Perry's Drug Store, Angel's
Drug Store, Roy F. Cunningham
Store, Dixie Store, Swafford's
Market, Franklin Hardware Co.,
Duncan Motor Co., E. K. Cunning
ham & Co., Sanders 5 & 10 Store,
Sanders' Store, Macon County Sup
ply Co., Nantahala Power & Light
Co., Western Carolina Telephone
Co., Henry West Grocer, Baldwin
& Liroer, S. & L. Store, Macon
Theatre, Kelly's Tea Room, The
Tavern, Dixie Hall, Munday Hotel,
Pool Room, Potts Cafe, Jones and
Jones, Joseph Ashear, Addkngton
Dairy, J. B. Pendergrass, C. L.
Pendergrass, Frances Shop, Frank
lin Terrace, Franklin Lodge and
M. Blumerothal, Pearl's Beauty
Shop, Paul Carpenter, Dr. J, L.
West, Dr. F. M. Killian, Dr. Furr,
J. H. Stockton, T. W. Porter, E.
J. Whitmire, G. Zickgraf, Ray
Swan son, T. Walker, C. Martin,
Coca Cob Bottling Co., Nehi Bot
tling Co., Lee Woods, John Ed
wards, Love Lady Music Co., Glen
Holt, Sylva Laundry, Dr. Edgar
Angel, Macon Furniture Co., Dil
lard & Co., Sinclair Filling Station,
Mashburn & English, Morgan Bros.,
Hotel Bryson, Grover Jamison
Panorama Courts, Harley R. Cabe,
C Tom Bryson, The Franklin
Press, Reeves Hardware Co., Nan
tahaka Creamery, Mrs. John B.
Henry, Mrs. G. G. Watkins.
Home Canning Sugar To Be
Rationed Monday. June 15
Committee Will Report
John Archer, secretary of the
Macon county committee of the
Unitel Service Organization, said
today that so far as could be de
termined, the USO drive is pro
The first meeting was held May
22 for the purpose of organizing
the drive, and plans have beein
made for a meeting on Friday
night, June 5, when all of the
workers are i expected to report
their results to the committee.
From all indications the responses
have beera encouraging.
J. E. S. Thorpe, chairman of
USO of the county, has appointed
the following workers :
Mrs. C. N. Dowdle, Mrs. John
Archer, the Rev. J. L. Stokes, the
Rev. Hubert Wardlaw, Mrs. Her
bert E. Church, Mrs. Lester S.
Conley, Benny McGlamery, Clyde
Gailey, Robert R. Gaines, Mrs.
Richard S. Jones, Mrs. James A.
Suttors, Mrs. Dan Bryson, Mrs. C.
D. Baird, Jr., and E. J. Whitmire,
Wilton H. Cobb and Frank B.
Cook, Highlands ; Mrs. Henry Slagle
Cartoogechaye ; Wiley Clark, Cul
lasaja; Miss Nora Moody, Iotla;
W. W. Sloan, Nantahala, and
Clyde West, West's Mill.
Lieut. James D. Patton, son of
R. A. Patton. who was recently
graduated as a flying officer at
Randolph Field, Texas, in the larg-
:st class of fighter flyers to
tream fourth to every continent
under the sun."
Men In Service
Mr. Ralph Morgan Joins
Force At Perry's Store
. Mr. Ralph Morgan, brother of
the Rev. A. Rufus Morgans has
accepted a position as pharmacist
with Perry's Drug Store. Mr.
Morgan has; been a registered
Pharmacist for a number of years,
and has held a responsfcle posi
tions in Spruce Pine, N. C, and
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
McGuire in Charlotte, April 22, a
Pvt. R. S. Sloans who has been
tationed at Camp Wheeler, Ga.
since his enlistment, has been trans
ferred to the officer's training
school at Fort Bragg. He is with
the 9th Division, 39th Irafantary.
Allen Ordwav of the Medical
Corps, U. S. Navy, who has been
spending a ten-.day furlough with
his narents. has returned to the
Naval Supply Depot, Brooklyn.
Pvt. Robert Hawks, Jr., son of
Mrs. Jane Hawks, of Aguose, N.
C, is at the Training Center, Ft:
Knox, Ky., where upon graduation
he will go into the Armed Forces
to become a Technical specialist.
W. W. Wilkie, A. M. M., Caba-
ness Field, Corpus Christi, Texas,
has recently been advanced to a
higher rating as mechanic in the
Jesse McCracken, son of Mrs.
Lula McCracken of Holly Springs
last week joined the Armed forces.
Pvt. Grady Carver who has been
stationed in Florida for several
months, visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Carver of Holly
Springs with his bride.
Pvt. Howorl E. Barnarl, who has
been stationed at the Barrage Bal
loon Center, Camp Tyson, Tenn.,
has been transferred to Haw
Mack Setser of Marine Barracks,
Parris Island, S. C.,- spent last
week with his family here.
Willard B. Sanders, son of Mrs.
Marion Sanders of Route 2, is
now stationed in Trinidad, B. W. I.
Gus G. Baldwin, of" tJle firm
BalKvin & Liner, who is stationed
at Fort Cutter, Mich., in a tank
Registration Will Again
Be Handled By School
Teachers of County
Registration for sugar for home
canning will be reld on Monday,
June 15, 1942, at the following lo
cations: Courthouse, Franklin ; lotla school,
Union school, Maple Springs
school, Otto school, West's Mill
school, Oak Grove school, Higdon
ville school, Pine Grove school,
Holly Springs school, Watauga
school, Burningtown school, Oak
Dale school, Slagle .school, Allison
Watts school, Gold Mine school,
Highlands school, Scaly school.
The hours of registration will be
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., Eastern
Registration will be held on one
day only. Persons failing to regis
ter on June 15 will not receive
home canning sugar, as no further
registration will be permitted until
after August 1, 1942.
One person and only one person
will be perriiitted to register for
each famjly unit.
War Ration books for each mem
ber of the family must be pre
sented at time of registration.
It will be necessary tor each ap
plicant to furnish accurate infor
mation as to number of quarts of
fruit canned by the family unit
during the year 1941.
If you have not been issued War
Ration Books, the OPA urges you
to register June 15 for your home
Dr. W. E. Furr, chairman of the
rationing board, states that all will
be given due consideration, impar
tially within the regulations issued
Teacher To Be Registrar
The following letter has been
issued to all teachers of the county:
To All Teachers of Macon County
Schools : .
Registration for sugar for home
canning andj.preserving will be held
on Monday. June 15, 1942.
The teachers have been request
ed by the Office of Price Admin
istration to handle this registra
tion as they have handled previous
In order, therefore, that we may
go over the instructions and ac
quaint ourselves with the regula
tions, 1 am asking each teacher to
meet with me at the Courthouse
on Friday morning, June 12, at
10 a. m., a,t which place and time
full instructions, as well as all nec
essary forms, will be delivered. We
will also discuss the location at
which you will serve on registra
Please do not let anything inter
fere with your presence at this
G. L. Houk
Supt. Macon County Schools
June 3, 1942
Win , Over Murphy In
Game at Hayesville
The Franklin All-Stars went into
a tie for first place in the Smoky
Mountain baseball league Sunday
by taking both ends of a twin-bill
from Murphy 9-8 and 3-1.
Murphy was all set to celebrate
a victory in the first game when
tbey tallied twice in the last inn
ing to put them two runs ahead,
but the All-Stars salvaged two
runs in their half to tie it up
and then went on to score the de
ciding run in the extra inning.
"Curve Ball" Buie won his ' third
game with no losses for the sea
son. In the second game, "Little Phil"
McCollum chunked em past the
parade of Murphy batters to the
tune of four hits, anl then slapped
out a triple with the basses load
ed to win his own game.
"Georgia" Elliott punched out
three for six to pace all the All
Stars, while Crawford led Murphy's
attack with three for seven.
Franklin goes to Hayesville Sun
day for a double-header.
Won Lost Ave.
Franklin 4 2 666
Murphy 4 2 666
Bryson City 3 3 500
Hayesville 1 5 166
destruction battallion, is now at
home on a short furlough.
Lieut. Louis Manning, who left
here a few weeks ago to enter the
service, is now at Harvard Uni
versity where he is taking a spe
cial three months course in radio