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VOL. LVII, NO. 29
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
Macon Co. Exceeds N. C
Per Capita Average
In his final report on the scrap
rubber campaign in Macon county
J. S. Conley, chairman, reported
yesterday that the total amounted
to 77,211 pounds, or nearly 39 tons
This makes the county average
per person 5.94 pounds. The figures
for the state average was reported
to be 2.76 pounds per person
This is a gratifying report for
this county, which lias resulted
from whole-hearted cooperation on
the part of citizens and collectors
and a thorough organization on the
part of the chairman. Mr. Conley
expressed appreciation of this re
sponse to all who assisted in the
collection. He stated that the
greatest amount was collected by
Wyhe Clark of Cullasaja, whose
total of scrap rubber was 3,234
Highlands Shows Fine
The auditor's report for the
Town of Highlanls, as of June 30,
3942, shows that during the past
year favorable reductions have been
made in the notes payable and
bonded indebtedness of the town.
Revenue anticipation notes were
reduced by $3,000.00, or 50 per cent ;
notes payable for additional water
shed lands, purchased in 1940, were
reduced by $1,000.00, or thirty-three
and one third per cent; and three
bonds $1,000.00 each, were retired,
making a total reduction in the
fiscal year just closed of $7,000.00
in the town's indebtedness.
The increase in assets and de
crease in liabilities brought about
- a net increase of slightly more
than $15,000.00 in the capital fund
surplus, showing a substantial im
provement for the year under re
view. It is interesting to note that the
budget prepared lor the fiscal year
ending June 30, 1943, figures just
pne dollar less than last year.
Henry W. Cabe Attends
School of Bankers at.
University of N. C.
Henry W.. Cabe, cashiier of the
Bank of Franklin, is attending the
School of Bankers and annual con
ference of bankers at Chapel Hill,
Banking problems arising from
the war and changing times will
be discussed by authorities on
banking and economics at this
gathering which opened Monday
morning. Sponsored by the Bankers
Association of North and South
Carolina, the banking departments
of the two atates and the Univer
sity of North Carolina, the confer
ence will last through Friday.
J. Lee Tippett Goes
Into Mica Business
T Lee TioDett. owner of the
lumber mill on the Bryson City
road, just outside of town, has
completed his mica plant at the
bend of the Little Tennessee, on
Edgar Tippitt's place, and will be
gin production at an early date.
Fred Arnold will be associated
with him in his new business. Mr.
Tippett announces in this issue
that his father, W. T. Tippett
and Don Baldwin will ehave
charge of his lumber plant.
Reap The Wild Wind
Coming Here Next Week
DeMille Climaxes 30-Year
Career With Greatest
A super-epic in technicolor is
built by Cecil B. DeMille, master
of the spectacular, out of roister
ing tale of the days when Amer
ica was fighting for freedom of the
Greatest of North Carolin's sons
in the movie world, DeMille ha
topped a 30-year brilliant career
with "Reap The Wild Wind," to
add new laurels to hi world-wide
A fortunate booking will bring
this thrilling masterpiece to the
Macon Theatre, in Franklin, on
Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and
21, next week. The first perfor
mance will begin Sunday night at
midnight, with matinee and even
ing showings at the regular hours
gM Monday aad Tuesday.
PLANTED BY THE .NORTH 'CARQLtM QIVlSiOH QF
THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE tQFESEBAtY
!H COOPERATIQii MH THE FOREST SERVICE.
UNITED STATES BEPAMMEKT Df WtlWUM.
AS A WHS MEMORIAL JO THE 125 JOB S
NORTH CAROLM TO THE MFCTEWtt
Temporary marker unveiled last Sunday in Pisgah Forrest, south of Waynesville, dedicating a
tree to each of the State's 125,000 Confederate soldiers, Honorable Joseph'us Daniels delivered the
memorial address. After the war, when bronze becomes available the permanent tablet will be placed.
Rotary To Hold Assembly
In Franklin Next Week
Dr. Sylvester Green, president of
Coker College, Hartsville, S. C,
governor of the 190th district of
Rotary, will arrive in Franklin,
Monday, July 20. He will conduct
a club assembly for officers and
committeemen Monday evening,
when a supper at Kelly' Tea Room
will be a feature and he will ad
dress the regular meeting on
Wednesday at 12 :30 p. m.
New officers recently installed
in Franklin Rotary are Dr. J. L.
Stokes, president ; Charles Meli
char, vice-president; E. J Whit-
Directors are Clyde West, Oscar
Bryant, Henry Cabe and A. B.
Slagle. Chairmen of committees are.
Club service, Guy Houk; program,
John Archer; community service,
Jim Perry; vocational service, Jess
Conley; international service,. Wil
liam Penn. The entire membership
serves on one or more of these
R. S. O'Mohundro
Buys Five-and-Ten Store
From Jack Sanders
R. S. O'Mohundro, manager of
the Auto Associate Store, has pur;
chased the stock of the Five-and-
Ten cent store of Jack Sanders,
next door, which will be called
the Franklin Variety Store.
Mr. O'Mohundro has already tak
en over the store with its present
stock. He states that he has ordered
a large new stock in a variety of
lines, an erpects to announce a for
mal opening as soon as transporta
tion delays have been overcome.
Mr. and Mrs. Sanders established
this store eight years ago as a
branch of Sanders Department Stor
across the street, and it has always
enjoyed a good business. The new
owner expects to expend the lines
Here is a sweeping story of Char
leston and Key West in the 1940s,
of hurricanes in the Caribbean
bean and lawless captains who wrec
ships of gold. 'Given Pauline God
dard, Ray Millard and John Way
ne as the stars, plus such support
ing players as Raymond Massey,
Lynn Overman, Robert Preston,
Susan Hayward, Charles Bickford,
and others all under the inspired
direction of DeMille and you have
a picture which is the biggest event
of the movie season, one that none
"Reap The Wild Wind," a free
adaptation by DeMille of Thelma
Strabel's story in the Saturday
Evening Post, is a wild tale of
the seas with thrills a-plenty. As
a fire-eating Southern belle who
fights the raging sea, this char
acterization is acclaimed Miss God
dard's greatest Millard and Wayne
excell in their roles, while Massey
it the deepest dyed villian ever
painted by DeMiHc
Confederate Memorial Forest
Local Board Announces
Induction Into Service
The Macn County Board of
Selective Service has received the
following release frm the State
State Headquarters of Selective
Service has announced that 11 North
Carolina local bords have been
advised of the adoption by Con
gress of policy which provides
that registrants be separated into
categories and that all registrants
in each category be selected for
induction before any registrant in
the succeeding category is elect
ed. The four broad categories are
as follows :
Category one: Single men with
Category two: Single men with
Category three: Married men
who do not have chhildren but
who maintain a bona fide relation
ship in their homes with their
wives, provided marriage took place
prior to December 8, 1941, and at
a time when selection was not im
minent. Local boards in North Carolina
have all been advised that they
should fill their July and subse
quent calls in accordance with this
policy, if possible. But the boards
have also been advised that tin
national interest requires that all
calls to meet the manpower re
quirements of the armed rorces
must be filled on schedule. If any
local board does not have a suffi
cient number of single 1-A men
available to fill its call, it has been
authorized to depart from the gen
eral rule of priority and use mar
ried men who ordinarily might be
expected to be in category 3, if
such departure is necessary to meet
C S. Bryson Passes
At West's Mill
Charlie S. Bryson, 72, died at
his home at West's Mill last Sat
urday, July 11, at 6:15 a. m. He
had been ill for three weeks with
pneumonia and complications.
The funeral services were held
at the Cowee Baptist church on
Sunday, July 12, at 11 o'clock, with
The Rev. George W. Davis offi
ciating and the Rev. Philip L.
Green, pastor of the Snow Hill
Methodist church assisting. Inter
ment was in the church ceme
tery. The pallbearers were Otto Arvey,
Graves Arvey, Clyde Downs, Pur
nell Bryson, Will Allen and Lee
Mr. Bryson was a son of the late
Samuel and Margaret Morrison
Bryson. He was born September
27, 1869. A farmer, he spent prac
tically his entire life in the West's
He was twice married, the first
time to Miss Beulah Watkins who
died a number of years ago. His
second marriage was to Mrs. Callie
Jones of the West's Mill com
munity. Surviving are the widow; three
children by the first marriage; Mrs.
Wade C. Arvey, of Franklin, Mrs.
William P. Rickman, of West Mill,
and Roy Bryson of Whittier; two
brothers, C. A. Bryson and Rob
ert T. Bryson, of West Mill; two
sisters. Misses Laura Bryson and
Beulah Bryson; seven grandchil
lren. and a number of neices and
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J. M. Daves
Rites, Was Last Confed
erate Veteran In
Funeral services for J. Matt
Daves, 96, the last remaining Con
federate veteran in Maoonx county,
were held Tuesday afternoon at
4 o'clock at Clark's Chapel -Metho
dist church. The Rev. Philip L.
Green, pastor, officiatel. Interment
was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Daves died at the home of
his son, Joe H. Daves, on Frank
lin, Rt. 2, in the Clark's Chapel
community, Monday evening about
8 o'clock, following an illness of
about three weeks. He had not
been well for sevenal , months and
his death was hastened by worry
over the loss of his home which
was destroyed by fire about two
When a very young man, Mr.
Daves belonged to the Thomas
Legion of the Confederate army.
He was a son of the late Joseph
and Betty Daves. He was a far
mer and lived most of his life in
Clark's Chapel community.
Mr. Daves was twice married.
His first marriage was to Miss
Addie Cabe. Following1 her death,
hd was married to Miss Laur
Holland, who died a few years
Surviving are five children by
his first marriage. They aare K. E.
Daves and Mrs. W. B. Garland of
Algera, Wash., J. B. Daves, of
Franklin, Route 2, Mrs. R. L. Gar
land and J. W. Daves, of Hamil
ton, Wash., 19 grandchildren, and
Burrell Motor Co.
To Have Auction Sale of
Cars and Trucks
Burrell Motor Co. has announced
the largest auction sale of cars
and trucks ever put on in this
section to take place o Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Satur
day of next week.
The auction will run every day
from 3 p. m., and will be couduct-
,ed by R. A. Patfcon, auctioneer. All
sales are announced as strictly
Many out-of-town dealers and
wholesale buyers as well as local
people are expected to take ad
vantage of this opportunity to
secure good cars and trucks at
H. D. Clubs
Monday, July 20, Iotla Club
meets with Mrs. Lawrence Ramsey.
Tuesday, July 21, Oak Grove Gub
meets with Mrs. Ralph Bradley.
Wednesday, July 2f, Union Club
meets with Mrs. Henry West.
Friday, July 24, West's Mill
Club meets with Mrs. A. L. Mc
Lean. ScWule for 4-H Ooba
Monlay, July 20, Iotla Club meets
Tuesday, July 21, Oak Grove
School at 9:00 A. M.
Friday, July 24, West's Mill Club
meets at Cowee School at 9:00
J. Frank Ray erf Washington,
D. C, former mayor of Franklin,
is spending a few lays here this'
Federation Picnic And
Livestock Show July 18
Men In Service
Rogers Chosen As
Platoon Honor Man
Gerald Lamar Rogers of Franklin.
R. F. D. No. 3, one of those who
enlisted in the navy in the mass
recruting ceremoy here lime 7. was
selected honor man of his plattn
for the entire period of urelimi-
nary training, just completed, at
the naval training station at Nor
folk, according to an announcement
received here last night.
Seaman Rogers is the son of Mrs.
Sadie Cunningham Roeers More
of Franklin, R. F. D. No. 3.
James R. Hurst, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Hurst, lias finished
his primary training at Bennet's
Field, S. C, and has been trans
ferred to Shaw Field for advanced
Howard E. Barnard, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Howard, stationed at
Hawthorn, California, recently has
been promoted to Corporal, after
being in the service for four
Thomas Cunningham, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Wiley Cunningham, re
cently left for Fort Bragg.
Winton Perry, who volunteered
for the Air Corps in January, re
cently visited his' parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Perry. He has finished
his primary training at Ocala, Fla
nd has been transferred to Green
ville, Miss, for his basic training.
Private George M. Penland, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Aden Penland of
Highland, has been promoted to
the grade of Corporal, according
to information here. He enlisted in
the army on September 2, 1940, at
Charlotte, and is now stationel at
Camp Rucker, Ala., wherehe is a
Clarence Richard Rogers, son of
Mrs. T. H. Moore on Iotla, of
the U. S. Navy, is home on fur
lough. Claybourne Patton, of the U. S.
Navy, who has completed his pri
mary training at Norfolk, Va., is
home on furlough visiting his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Carey Patton.
On June 30, Philip Blumenthal,
at Camp Rucker, . Ala., was pro
moted to Second Lieutenant, and
after furlough spent with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. M Blum
enthal, has returned to his sta
tion. Emory W. Mashburn, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mashburn,
has returned to Albuquerque, New
Mexico, after spending his fur
lough with his parents.
Billy Sutton, of the U. S. Navy,
stationed at Norfolk, Va., is visit
ing his parents for a few days.
Just to let you know that I
have been . placed in a new out
fit now and would like you to
send me the paper at my raew
address which is :
555 Signal A. W.
Bn. Separate Plant Field,
I have enjoyed reading the
Franklin Press more while in the
army than I did at home. Wish
all the boys good luck for me
that leave for the army.
Staff Sgt. Glenn Moffitt, of Fort
Jackson, S. C, has returned to
camp after spending his furloueh
with his parent, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Moffitt have
received a telegram from their son,
Corp. Ray Moffitt. that he is sta
tioned at Pearl Harbor and is well.'
Crawford D. Shepard, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dock Shepard, Rt. 3, was
Annual Events To Feature
War Program and
The annual Farmers Federation
picnic will begin Saturday, July
1K at 10 a. m., at the Franklin
High School. The program as an
nounced last week will be carried
A large part of the program
will be devoted to helping the
fanners to become more familiar
with agriculture's part in winning
There will be a booth for selling
bonds and stamps, in charge of
the following committee: Henry
Cabe, chairman, Mrs. Robert Ram
sey, E. V. Amnions, G. L. Houk,
Dr. W. A. Rogers, Mrs. Albert
Ramsey, Mrs. Carl glagle, Mrs.
Woodrow Teague, Mrs. J. W. C.
The Macon county live stock
Show will be held in tht after
noon anl contest with prizes will
also be featured.
Classified and Reclassified
By Local Board
The following registrants were
classified and reclassified by the
Local Board at its last meeting.
Classified for the first time were,
Grover Ray 'McCall, a volunteer, in
I-A, Roosevelt John Henry, Fred
Samuel Norton, Rimer Louis Hog-
len, I-A, available and qualified for
general military searvice. Fredelick
Charles Vaughn, in I-C, having
volunteered and then accepted in
some branch of the servic, also
William Henry Zoellner and Char
les Richardson Hunnicutt, in I-C
after volunteering. In 3-A; mar
ried men with dependent wives
and children, George Roosevelt
Peek, William Newton Dalrymple,
Pearl Passmore, Wiley Elward Mc
Call, John Osoar Wilson, Nelson
A. Waldroop, John Wiley McCoy,
John Pliiliip Anderson, Phillip H.
Klyne, Victor McKinley Denny.
The following were reclassified
from I-A, to III-A, single, but with
dependents: Andrew Louis Gregory,
John Lyle Waldropp, Ralph War
ren Cochran was changed from
1-A, to I-C, having enlisted in
the Army, anl Dr. Frank McClure
Killian changed from 3-A to I-C,
having been called into service as
an Ear, Eye, iNose and Throat
Specialist at Greenville, S. C.
Frank Alex Gibson was changed
from 3-A to I-B, fit for limited
military service only.
The following were changed from
3-A to I-A : Grady Bates, Joseph
Benard Henson, Algie Paul Miller,
George Robert Cabe, Harry Welch,
Charles Avery Cabe, Jr., Grady
Wiggins, James Patton Conley, Jr.,
Fred Clinton Moore, Lex Cunning
ham. . The following were changed
from 3-A to I-F, being physically
unfit for military service Bill Coch
ran, Tblliver Theodore Vinson, Bert
Carl Story Coming
Girl Scout Benefit
Carl Story and the Rambling
Mountaineers will be in Franklin
in person, Saturday, July 25. The
show will start at dark and there
will also be a fiddler's convention.
This show is sponsorel by the
Franklin Girl Scouts and everyone
is urged to attend.
RUMMAGE SALE SATURDAY!
BY MARY ALLMAN GUILD
The Mary Allman Guild of the
Methodist church will hold a rum
mage sale on lower Main street,
at the usual place on Saturday,
recently promoted to Corporal and
ha been transferred from the
Canal Zone to some place in care
of postmaster. New Orleans, La.
Pvt. Carlyle Shepard, another
son of Mr. and Mrs. Dock Shepard
of Route 3, has started his army
recruit drilling at -Kessler Field,
Biloxi, Miss. His training will in
clude instructions in marching, tar
get practice, and such.
Milton Sanders of the U.S. Navy,
stationed at the navy yard, Wash
ington, is visiting his parents, Mr.
anl Mrs. Jack Sanders.
William D. Parrish, an aviator
instructor, recently spent his fur
lough with his parents. Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Parrish, of West's Mill.
While at home, all the family were
together except two brothers,
Titus and Jewell, who met him in
Chicago on his way back to his
station. He has been in the ser
vice fw 2D IWh .