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VOL. LVII, NO. 28
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
Farmers Federation Picnic
To Feature War Program
OFFICIAL U. S. TREASURY WAR BOND QUOTAS FOR JULY
Commissioners Meet and
The following jurors were drawn
at the meeting of the county com
missioners last Monday to serve
for the August term of Superior
(All route numbers not named
J. C. Bryson, West Mill; Arr
wood Lee, Rt. 2; Lease Bryson,
Cullasaja ; W. L. Carpenter, Rt. 1;
Dillard Ga.; Will Cochran, Rt. 3;
Earl Dryman, Scaly ; R L. Welch,
Rt. 3; W. V. Justice Prentiss;
Wayne Smith, Rt. 1 ; W. R. Press
ley'Rt.l; R.H.Snyder, Rt. 1; Arvil
Duvall, Rt. 3; M. B. Norton, Rt.
2; Ben E. Gibson, Cullasaja; Lon
Campbell, Rt. 3; Jud Hurst, West's
Mill; R. M. McGaha, Stlies; Oron
Holland, Cullasaja ;
J. B. Beck, Highlands; Blaine
Cope, Rt. 3; Luther Crawford,
Highlands; G. D. Hedden, Gneiss;
J. R. Morrison, Franklin; Joe Tal
lent, Rt. 3; Toliver E. McCall,
Highlands; J. J. Gray, Rt. 2; S.
N. Reid, Gneiss; E. E. Battles, Rt.
1; M. S. Vinson, Otto; Prelo
Uryman, Cullasaja; E. C. Painter,
Leatherman; P. B. Swafford, .Rt
3; Harley Younce, Kyle; A. L.
Raby, Vt. 3; Joe Sweatman, Rt. 1;
JB. L. Parrish Rt.. 3;
N. B. L. Downs, Rt. 4; Dave
Ar.gel, Franklin; E. K. Buchanan,
Rt. 2; R. H. Bennett, Rt. 2; W.
M. Parrish, Otto; Dean Mashburn,
Cullasaja; Joe Ashear, Franklin;
Fred Dalton, Rt. 4; Frank Honey
cutt, Franklin; E. L. De'Hart,
Prentiss; J. C. Dobinson, Rt. 1; J.
B. Pendergrass, Franklin; Clarence
Phillips, Rt. 2; Calvin Huscusson,
Rt. 1; J. H. Bradley, Rt. 3; tar
man Stewman. Cullasaja; W
Mason, Rt. 3; W. C. Sheffield, Rt.
The budget of 1943 was consider
ed, and the meeting adjourned to
meet Friday morning to pass oro
Show at High School July
18 Cash Prizes Awarded
The annual livestock show will
be held on Saturday, July 18, at
the Franklin High School in con
nection with the Farmers Feder
ation picnic. On taccoumt of the
tire and gas situation, the usual
Farm and Home Tour has been
Sam Mersdenhall, farm agent,
makes the following statement:
Everyone in Macon County is
stpH in better livestock. It
takes no more feed for mainten
ance of good livestock than it
does scrubs. Everyone knows
that the better the quality and
type of ljvestock is, the better
the price that can be obtained for
The. purpose of our annual live
stock show is to encourage bet
ter livestock and also to let the
people of this county see the
good livestock that we already
have. A large percentage of our
farmers have livestock that they
should be proud of. These ani
mals should be placed' in the show.
Any person who has a draft mare,
this year's mule or horse colt,
dairy cow or hejfer calf, fat steers
or feeder steer calves, sows or
gilts, should enter them in the
Cash prizes will be awarded in
each class of $5 00, $3.00 and $2.00.
Four prizes will be awarded in
the hog clases of $5.00, $4.00,
$3.00 and $2.00.
Lets make this the best live
stock show that Macon Coumty
has ever had. All entries should
be at the Franklin High School
Building not later than noon, on
Saturday, July 18th. The Judg
ing will be immediately after
Home Burned Least Week
The house of Matt Daves, the
laist remaining Confederate vet
eran in Macon county was destry
ed by fire last week, with all his
household goods. The home was
in the Clark's Chapel community.
The fire was discovered about
three o'clock and Mr. Daves, who
has been an invalid several months,
was carried from the burning build
ine. In leaving the room he grab
bed the pillows of his bed which
also served as a place of safety
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WCSlCON PART OP
The above map of North Carolina shows the War
Bond quotas, by counties, for the month of July,
1942. Total War Bond quota for the state is
$12,153,000. With the National quota total placed
at a billion dollars, the nation goes into high gear
in its support of the War financing and to give our
fighting forces adequate implements of war which
will bring ultimate Victory. American Soldiers,
4th of July
Celebration Big Success
Large Crowd Attended
The Independence Day Celebra-
tion in Franklin last Saturday was
a big success in every way, con-
cedd by those who have attended
many as one of the best ever put
on. the crowd was unusually
large and everybody had a good
time. Ben McGlamery and W. C.
Newton made a fine team as mas
ters of ceremonies, assisted by
Carl Tysinger of the fire depart
ment and fiilmpr A Innp of the
there were a number of entries
for the contests. The parade was
witnessed by a large crowd, which
filled the side -valUs. St. Clair An
derson, a National Guardsman for
13 years, and Sgt. James B. Elliott
of theh World War 1' Veterans led
the parade with drums.
Lions Club Scored Succom
The performance in the Court
house sponsored by the Lions club
scored a big hit with an audience
of about 400 people. The neeted
over $50 for their work of provid
ing glasses for children with de
Wins War Bond
Six young people who have been
securing subscriptions for the
Franklin Press and Highlands Mac
onian in Franklin and vicinity for
the past three weeks hve turned
in their reports. Virginia Bryant
won the war bond for the great
est number, all received a bonus
in war stamps according to the
number of subscriptions they ob
tained. All turned in excellent re
ports. Others working were Clell
Bryant, Marion Carr, Betty Hors
ey, Imogene Landrum and Lane
The Baptist ministers of Macon
county met in monthly conference
on Monday, July 6.
Rev. C. F. Rogers is leading in
a Bible study of the Tabernacle
in the Wilderness, and the pastors
meet for study each Monday at 10
After the study period the con
ference went into a business ses
sion at which officers were electel
for the ensuing year. Rev. C. Os-
born Brookshire was elected Mod
erator and Rev. C. C. Welch sec
retary. All ministers of the county are
cordially invited to attend our
C. O. Brookshire
C C Welch
for the bonds which he posses.
The four - room house was a
wooden fram structure. There
was no insurance on building.
The origin of the fire is undeter-
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What are we
we lending at
them? It's very
Installed Head of Lions
At a meeting held Monday night
at Kelly's Tea Room, Claude Bol
ton was installed as president, sue
ceeding Thad D. Bryson Jr., who
served in that capacity the past
year. Other officers installed
were: Benny McGlamery, 1st vice
president; Elmer Crawford, 2nd
vice president; Kay Swxinson, 3rd
vice president ; Grover Jamison,
Tail Twister; Joe Dowdle, Lion
Lion Hugh Monteith of the
Sylva Club delivered a very inter
esting installation address, stress
ing the importance of individual ef
fort in maintaining a high stand
ard of club efficiency ; that mem
bers should take more than just
a passing hand in activities, as
the contacts promoted good fellow
ship and reacted in community
Lion Monteith was accompanied
by Lion Wilson, President of the
Dies Of Paralysis
Levi Haskett, 53, farmer of the
Elijay section, died in a hospital
here tonight. He suffered a stroke
of paralysis Thursday.
Funeral services were conducted
at 3 p. m. Friday at Ellijay Bap
tist church. The Rev. Lester Sor-
rells officiated, and burial was in
the church cemetery.
Surviving are the widow, the for
mer Miss Alice Parker; six chil
dren, Mrs. Theodore Elliott and
James Haskett of Washington State,
Mrs. Charles Moore of Ellijay Mrs.
T. B. Higdon of Lenoir City, Tenn.,
J. D. Haskett of Waynesville, and
Bill Haskett of Turtletown Tenn. ;
one brother, Parker Haskett of
Sunset, S. C. ; and a sister, Mrs.
Ellis Taylor of Hendersonville.
Mr. Haskett was born in the El
lijay section. He was the son of
the late Joe and Mary Jane Moore
H. D. Clubs
Monday, July 13 Scaly Club
meets with Mrs. J. N. Fisher.
Wednesday, July 15 Cartooge
chaye Club meets with Miss Aman
ScheAWe for 4-H Oub.
Friday, July 10 Burningtown
Club meets with Mrs. Robert Par
rish at 9 a. m.
Saturday, July 11 Cartoogechaye
Club meets with Mary Frances
and Doris Dalrymple at 9 a. m.
The home aagent will be in
Raleigh July 14-18 to attend a
program Planning Conference. This
conference will make the plans for
the year 1943. Nine other agents
from North Carolina will assist in
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U. S. Treasury Official War Bond
Quotas for July
July Quota for State, $12,153,000
The May Quota (or North Carolina Wai f 5.889.000
Tha May Satai or North Carolina Wara $8,190,000
Sailors, Marines and Airmen are on every front
They are giving 100 percent for their country
doing here on the home fymt? Art
least ten percent of income to help
little. But to fight this war sue
country needs a billion dollars in
every month from us the People
Let S UO, America. . U.S. Treasury Department
Recruits For Navy
Being Enlisted in Macon
By Chief Baslcerville
Chief William S. Baskerville
Navy recruiting officer from Ashe
ville office, was in Franklin on
Monday and Tuesday, at the of
fice of Postmaster Porter, inter
viewing, young men interested in
joining the U. S. Navy.
"I find that it is t he minds of
some that they cannot join the
Navy after they are registered
for the Army through the selec
tive service," said Chief Basker
ville last Tuesday. "But men can
still volunteer for the Navy after
being registered for selective ser
vice." he said.
Any young men over 17 years
old can volunteer. The consent
of his parents is necessary if he
is under 21. The rate of pay be
gins with $50 a month, with cloth
ing, board, medical and dental
care furnished. The physical and
educational requirements have been
somewhat modified to admit young
men with a seventh grade educa
tion or its equivalent.
"The Navy always endeavors to
classify boys where they will be
happiest and where they are besi
adapted. They are placed in
schools where their education can
be furthered, and where they can
select a trade in .which they liave
an apitude." said the recruiting
officer, who will announce in the
Framklin Press and Highlands
Maconian when he will be in
Franklin. Should anyone wish to
enlist before his next visit, they
are advised to do so at the Ashe
ville office, Room 29, in the base
ment of the post office building.
Mrs. Sherrill Honored
By State H. D. Clubs
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, county
home demonstration agent, lias
been hhonored by being selected
as one of the state committee to
plan the program for the Home
Demonstration Clubs for the com
ing year. Mrs. Sherrill will leave
next Monday, to attend the Plan
ning conferenoce in Raleigh, July
14 to 18. She will be one of nine
North Carolina agents to plan the
1943 work for the clubs.
Miss Shuford Joins
Army Nursing Service
Miss Catherine Shuford, who
lias made many friends here for
herself and her work, left Wed
nesday to report for duty as a
nurse in the U. S. Army. She does
not know where she will be locat
ed. No successor has yet been ap
pointed for the office of county
Singing at Cowee
There will be a singing at
Cowee Baptist church Sunday af
ternoon July 12, at 2 p. m. All
Christian singer, quartets, choirs,
etc. are invited to attend.
Men In Service
Home on Furlough
Corporal John W. Shields, son
of Mr. anl Mrs. Frank Shields
stationed at Camp Bowit, Texas
is spending ten days leave at his
MISSING UN ACTION
Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Moses of
West Asheville, have received no
tice that their grandson, Kenneth
Mayo, of the Coast Guard, is miss
iing in action. He had been with
the, cost Guard service a number
of years. His parents were form
er citizens of Mancon and Jack
son counties, and there are many
relatives who will regret to hear
Second Lieut. Edwin G. Young
of Franklim N. C, has reported
for duty to Columbia Army Air
Base and now is working as' a
bombardier in a medium bombard
ment group stationed there.
Lieut. Young is a graduate of
Midland Army Flying School, .Mid
land, Texas, and received iiis
wings" and. commission on June
11. He was a teacher prior to en
tering the Army Air Forces.
The officer's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. James L. Young', live on Kt.
2 near Franklin.
Furman Waldrop, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Waldrop, has
been made Technical Corporal at
Signal Radio Init. Co. Co. Army
Air Force, Boiling Field, D. C.
Corporal Waldrop was inducted
into military service at Fort
Bragg, Feburary 10, 1942. He at
tended the Replacement training
school there, after completing the
course he was traiasfered from the
field artillery division to the 136th
signal Radio intelligence com
Pvt. William Felton McGaha, son
of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. McGaha
of Stiles, stationed at Camp Chaf
fee, Ark. is spending his ten-day
furlough with his mother Mrs.
Capt. George B. Sloan, 37th. Inf.
of the regular army stationed in
Alaska has been transferred to an
unannounced point, according to
news received here.
Oran Cunningham, stationed at
Maxwell Field, Ala., as Aerial pho
tographer in the Air corps., is
home on furlough.
Pvt. Gaude McConnell, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McConnell of
Scaly has been transfered to Camp
GraiKt, 111., in the Medical Corps.
Emory W. Mashburra, son of Mr.
and Mrs. A .A Mashburn of
Gneiss, is home on furlough' from
Albuquerque, N. M. School of the
Air. He is a bombardier.
Pvt. Philip Blumenthal of the U.
S. Army who is on furlough visit
ing his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.
Blumenthal, will return Friday to
Camp Rucker, Alabama.
Lester Arnold, stationed at the
Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla.
is home on furlough this week,
visiting Mrs. Arnold and his parents.
Patriotic Rally, Singing
And Contests On
The Farmers Federation picnic
winch will be , held on' Saturday,
July 18 at the Franklin High
School, will be especially devoted to
a war program, according to an
announcement by James G. K.
McClure, president of t he Federa
tion. "War bonds will be stressed and
every part of the program will be
used to explain and encourage
the fanners' part in our great na
tional war effort", stated Mr. Mc
Clure. All are asked t bring
It is the purpose of ihe commit
tee to make this an occasion for
a great patriotic rally, and every
musician in the county is asked
to come and take part in the pro
gram. . The meeting will start alt
10 a. rri. with music by the Fann
ers Federation string band. Sev
eral sliort talks will be given be
Race and Contest
Foot' races, relay race, tugs-of-war
will follow after lunch with
prizes for each contest. Beginn
ing at 1 o'clock there will be sing
ing by the various choirs and
quartets, with prizes to the win
ners. The following township committee
is in charge of arrangements: Mrs.
Florence Sherrill, Sahford Smith,
Fred Fox, H. D. Corbin, Rev. J.
I. Vinson, Sam Mendenliall, Tom
Fagg, E. J. Whitmire, Mrs. T. J.
O'Neil, A. B. Slagle, J B. Brendle,
Mrs. E. V. Ammoms, Mrs. D. W.
Elliott, Mrs. Jerry Franklin.
The Macon county livestock show
will be held in "conjunction with
the picnic in the afternoon.
Split With Bryson, Play
Kyle Here Sunday
The Franklin All-Stars and the
Bryson City Bear Cats broke even
Sunday in a double-header at Bry
soi city, the all stars dropping
the first game 14-13 and copping
the night-cap 15-8.
The all-stars take on the up and
coming Kyle nine for two games
here Sunday starting at 1 :30 p. in.
Unpaid 1941 Taxes
To Be Advertised.
A . B. Slagle, tax collector for
Macon county, announces that ad
vertising property for sale for un-'
paid 1941 taxes will begin Aug
ust I, He asks prompt payment. .
NYA Offers Training
To Macon Boys and Girls
The National Youth Adminis
tration is continuing to train boys:
and girls between the ages of 17
and 25 for various Trades in con
nection with war industries. Al
though local project work has
been discontinued, there are out
standing opportunities for boys
and girls in the resident centers
located at strategic poinis in
Training is given in sheet met
al, Machine Shop, Welding, Ra
dio, Electrical work and cooking.
Both boys and girls are enroll
ed in these Schools and job place
ments are made after receiving
480 hours of training.
Miss Inez Calhoun Youth Per
sonnel Interviewer, will be in
FVanklin at the Agricultural build
in on Tuesday of each week and
will be glad to discuss the mat
ter in detail with you.
A number of Macon boys and
girls are already training in these
Miss Calhoun states that the
training for boys includes sheet
metal work, ship carpentry, mech
anic, machine shop work, radio
and electrical work.
Young people receive $30. month
during the training period, which
pays board and room and $12 in
cash for incidental expenses.
Pfc. J. D. Sutton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Sutton, has re
turned to Fort Jackson, S C. after
spending the weekend with his par
ents. Pvt. William S. Johnson has
written from Luke Field, Arizona,
that he had a good trip across
the country after his recent fur
lough. He said, "During my wait
for the bus in Murphy, Armour
and Gus Cagle sat me down to a
big chicken dinner."