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VOL. LVII, NO. 31
FRANKLIN, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1942
$1.50 PER YEAR
100 GUESTS AT
Story Of Synthetic Rub
ber And 100 Octane Gas
Told By Hammett
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War Bonds Guard Home Front
Kyle and Bryson City Play
All-Stars Here Sunday
An illuminating address which
held the close attention of 100
listeners was delivered by R.
Mammett at the dinner uiven
Esso dealers at Panorama cour
last Tuesday evening.
As a special representative
the Standard Oil Company o
New Jersey, Mr. Hammett pre
faced his talk with a statemen
of facts in regard to the recent
Senate investigation pertaining to
certain contracts for patents on
petroleum products purchased
from a German corporation in
1929. The speaker explained tha
the process which now makes pos
stble the manufacture of octane
aviation gasoline that of hydro
genatiom. has been developed from
this process purchased at a time
where the United States was mak
ing great efforts to 'heip Germ
any's rehabilitation, and years be
fore the rise of Hitlerism and
He stated that, on the other
hand, we have learned from planes
shot down, that Germany and
Japan have gas of only 91 octant
efficiency, and that this superior
ity may mean the difference be
tween victory and defeat.
"This fuel superiority of the
United Nations means that our
planes actually .develop 20 per
cent more power with 30 per cent
fuel saving and can climb higher,
fly faster, range farther and bomb
heavier than can the planes of the
enemy." He explained other spe
cial products, such as Tuluol from
which TNT is made and Paratope,
necessary for battleships, submar
ines, tanks and planes, depender.it
upon this proess for their manu
facture. Speaking, at length about syn
thetic rubber, Mr. Hammett out
lined the two processes which
use petroleum and alcohol, citing
the enormous expenditures of pri
vate capital before synthetic rub
ber was possible.
"Since 1939, the Standard Oil has
worked very closely with the
Army and Navy Munitions Board,
the Chemical Warfare Service, the
National Defense Counsel and
other Government agencies with
the hopes of finding a means by
which synthetic rubber could be
developed on a larger scale than
could possibly be' undertaken by
amy private company. The erec
tion of plants for synthetic rub
ber, are now under way and it
is estimated that 300,000 tons of
synthetic rubber will be produced
in the United States in 1943 and
that 600,000 tons will be produced
in. 1944, he stated.
Stj-1 was referred to as the
final bottlenecn of war production,
while the rubber picture is not
so dark, and hope was expressed
that we could see our way "out
of the woods'" by 1943.
jess Conley, local agent was
host of this occasion where many
invited guets enjoyed the hospi
tality of the Esso dealers. After
the address, questions asked were
answered by Mr. Hammett and
appreciation of the audience was
expressed by Cfc L. Houk.
T. T. Fletcher, district soles
manager, thanked Mr. and Mrs.
Cagle for opening their dining
room and serving a delicious re
past and also expressed apprecia
tion of the successful efforts of
Conley and W. A. Goodson.
sales representatives, who
planned the dinner.
ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
The Rickman family reunion
will be held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. R. R. Rickman, on next
Sunday, August 2, at West's Mi"
All' are invited to attend and
J. E. PERRY, JR.
GRADUATES IN PHARMACY
Jim Perry, son of'Dr. and Mrs.
Perry, has returned home from the
Universi y of North Carolina. He
was graduated with the degree of
Bachelor of Science from the
gchod of Pharmacy.
R. T. HAMMETT, special repre
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who speaks on synthetic rubber and
on now io prolong tne ute oi present
tires. Mr. Hammett is holding a
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New Fire Truck
Bought By Town Board
Last week a number of citizens
were visited by Carl Tysinger,
chief of Franklin's volunteer fire
department and J. C. Crisp, sec
retary and treasurer, with a peti
tion) to help buy a supplementary
fire truck for the town. When
they went to the town office to
report the generous response to
their appeal, they were met with
the eood mews that the town
board had decided to buv the
truck in fact, had already bought
one. Ihis pair had stimulated the
interest, and the board saw their
way to buy a good, used truck,
This truck is smaller, and can
serve to answer minor calls as
well as render more efficient the
town's fire protection in oase of
large conflagration. Also the
town would not be left entirely
without protection in case a nei
ghboring town should call for
help in case of fire.
The sums subscribed will not
Of Dow die Wholesale Co.
Has Not Been Found
A 1941 black Ford two-door
sedan belonging to .Dowdle Whole-
sole Company, was stolen from the
driveway of Joe Dowdle, on Sun
day night between 11 o'clock and
midnight. The steering wheel was
locked when the car was taken.
As vet no trace has been found
of the car or the thief. The fact
that there were five good tires
on the cor may have offered too
great a temptation in these days
if rubber rationing.
MRS. STEPHEN STOCKTON
PASSES AT HOME ON
Mrs. Stephen Stockton, 38, died
at her home in the South Skeenah
section on Saturday afternoon, at
4 o'clock, of Bright's disease.
Funeral services were held on
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at
the Cowee Baptist church, with
Rev. James Sanders and Rev. Geo
rge Sanders officiating. Interment
was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bruce Bates,
R. H. Bates, Barnett Bates, G. D.
Jones Weimer Williamson and
Mrs. Stockton before her mar
riage was Miss Emma Lou Bates,
the daughter of the late Rufus
and Mary Phillips Bates. She was
born in Macon county June 5,
1904, and lived in Macon county
all her life.
Surviving are her husband; five
daughters, Mrs. Haiel Jacobs of
Franklin and the Misses Mollie,
Mary, and Mae, and one son,
Clinton; her mother, Mrs. Rufus
Bates; one sister, Mrs. Lola Bing
ham, of Franklin, Rt. 1, and, one
brother, Jess Bates, of the U.S.
Squirting jets of ammonia gas
into the soil of fields and orchards
is the underlying idea of a recent
ly patented device, bacteria, in
the toil converting the ammonia
This new color poster, which soon will be seen throughout the
United States, emphasizes a new theme ir War Bond sales
campaign. The present goal of the Natic
made all citizens to invest 10 percent of
For The Navy This Week
From Macon County
The following named men were
enlisted in the United States Na-
valReserve during the 27th and
28th of July Navy Recruiting, in
the court house building at Frank-
in, as reported by Chief William
S. Baskerville, Recruiting Officer:
James Lena Conley, Cullasaja ;
Huel Arthur Sanders Franklin;
William Lawrence Shope, Pren
William Roy. Carpenter, Frank
Carl Edwin Ledford, Franklin;
Frank George Hasting, Prentiss;
Claude Selby, Apuone ;
Grady Wiggins, Otto.
Received To Be Knit By
Macon Red Cross
Mrs. J. E. Perry, production
chairman, announces that the Ma
con County Red Cross Chapter
has received a new shipment of
wool for Navy helmets. Mrs. Relxi
Tessien has conserved to take
charge of the distribution of this
material and those wishing to
make these garments nay obtain
wool and directions at her shop.
The chapter has been asked to
make 600 of these helmets, which
are to be used by our own boys
in the Navy. Please Heip!
Singing At Cowee
There will be a singing, Sun
day afternoon, Aug. 2, at 2 p. m.,
E. W. T. at the Cowee Baptist
Church. All Christian quartettes,
choirs and such are cordially in
vited along with, the public. The
Cowee church is located near Ot
to, on the Georgia Highway, eight
miles south of Franklin.
S1LER FAMILY REUNION
WITH MRS. J. S. SLOAN
The annual Siler Family re
union will be held this year at
the homo of Mrs. Jesse Siler
Sloan, on Thursday, August 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sloan and
Mrs. Reba Tessier will be host
and hostesses with their mother.
Many out-of-town members of
the family will come to Frank
lin for he occasion.
Miss Virginia Tessier, who is
taking a course at the School of
Narsing, Vanderbilt University, is
at home for a brief vacation, also
Miss Timoxena Sloan of Atlanta
is here to attend the
3 drive is to per
ie in War Bonds
V. S. Treasury Dept.
Of Kyle Passes
Mark Owenby, 61, died at Angel
Clinic, Sunday, July 26, following
an illness of several months. Mr.
Owenby had been in ill health for
u jperiod of .about two years. He
was a . farmer of the Kyle com
munity and the son of Lee and
Lou Mae Owenby, and was much
loved by all who knew him.. He
is survived by three brothers, Win
ter Owenby and David Owenby,
of Flats,, C. B. Owenby of Nan
tahala, and two sisters, Mrs. Ad
die Doughit, and Mrs. Hassie
Doughit, both of Nantahala. Mr.
Owenby was unmarried.
Funeral services were held in
the Briartown Baptist church,
Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock by
Rev. P. H. PaSsmore and Rev.
T. D. Denny, Interment was in
the church cemetery
Classified and Reclassified
The following registrants have
been classified and reclassified by
the Local Board during the past
Classified first time, in I-A:
Conley Bascom ShopC, John Her
man Carpenter, William Hoyt Vin
son, Paul Milton Patton, Ray
mond Joseph Wilson, Robert Lyle
Jacobs, Arthur Leslie ' Bridgman,
James Gordon Cook, George Virco
Brendle. Classified1 first time in
I1B: Ras Penland, Martin Luther
Wilson, Charlie Erbin Carnes,
George Lee Guffee. Classified first
time in 1V-F: Gordon Talley.
The following registrants were
reclassified from 3-A to II A:
Arvine Lincoln Duvall, David Har
rison Ammons, William Henry
Peck, Jr, Richard Monroe Hod
gins, John Thomas Vinson, Edwin
Wood row Shope, Harley Chaven
Sanders, Hubert Robert Lee, Tho
mas Burgin Moses, Noah Newell
Pendergrass, James Donald Liner,
Roger William Sutton, Carl Ralph
Evans, Carl Rozell Wood, Robert
Hoyt Ledford, Terrell Turner Hoil
man, James DeWitt Brendle.
From I B to I-A: Fred Allen
DeHart. John Alexander Bryson,
Frank Burkett Woody, Herschel
From 3-A to I-A: R. L. Ray.
From IV-F to I1A: Homer Lee
From III-A to III-B: John Paul
Robert Howoard Shook and Geo
rge Rogers Hurst were continued
Requirements and Advan
tages Made Clear
The following latest information
from the Navy Recruiting Station
Asheville, answers many question
of interest to young mem eligible
to enter the Navy Reserve and
Regular Navy. Any young man
can volunteer for the Navy after
he has registered for. Selective
Service. Many have been tinder
the impression that they are' obli
gated for Army service 'when they
1. The enlistment period may be
for the duration of the war.
2. Every effort is made to see
that you enter a. type of service
in the Navy for which you are
best qualified, and in which you
have the greatest apptitude. The
Navy operates over 55 trade
schools attended by some 6,000
men a month, who desire the in
structioms and are qualified.
3. The new pay increases applies
to all enlistments in the Navy,
thus increasing the income you
will receve, or that your famly
will receive. STARTING PAY
FOR APPRENTICE SEAMAN
IS $50 PER MONTH.
4. Each mian enlisted receives
$118 worth of uniforms; he re
ceives fnee medical and dental
care, if needed; he receives the
best food and comfortable quar
ters. 5. Married men may enlist with
the consent of their wifes. The
government provides allowances for
wives and children.
1. This is for men or boys that
want to make the Navy their life,
to stay with it and retire at a
young age and not have to worry
about money for the rest of
2. If a boy is 17 years of age
he must sign up for a period up
until his 21st birthday, if over
17 he must sign up for a six
year peniod, this is only for men
who want to make their home in
the U. S. Navy, the best and the
cleanest Navy in the world.
If you Miave applied for enlist
ment in the Navy and have been
previously turned down, you are
advised to try again and the re
cruiting officer will assist you in
every way to overcome your dif
ficulties. Chief William S. Baskerville,
Naval recruitimg officer who was
in Franklin Monday and Tues
day, stated that he will be in
Franklin again about three weeks
from now, and he suggests that
anyone interested in enlisting in
either the reserve or regular
branches of the Navy, contact the
Recruiting office in the Post Office
Building in Asheville, which is
open every week day from 8 a.
m. to 6 p. m., and on Sunday
from 8 a. m. to 1 p. m.
Men In Service
HARLEY H. CABE
HAS JOINED THE NAVY
Harley H. Cabe, clerk of court
of Macon county, has enlisted and
has been accepted for active ser
vice in the U. S. Navy. He left
recently for his temporary station
at Newport News, Va. Mr. Cabe
secured leave of absence from his
office from the Hon. Felix E.
Alley, superior court judge of the
district, who gave consent to the
appointment of Lawrence Liner to
serve in his place. Miss Louise
Blain, clerk in the office, has been
appointed deputy clerk of court.
Harley Cabe, Clerk of Court, has
been accepted in the Navy and
already has left for his post in
Edgar Carpenter, second class
seaman, has been transferred from
Balboa, Canal Zone, to Christobal,
Pvt. Ben Bolirk, has been trans
ferrcd from Camp Welters Texas,
Semi-Finals Schedules of
The Smoky Mountain League
Play-Off will open Sunday at 2:30
p. in., on the local diamond, when
the Frankljn' All-Stars take on
"Crip" Hall and his tip and com
ing Kyle-Andrews Acid-Wooders,
who have won their last six game.
The night-cap will be between
the All-Stars and the Bryson City
Bear Cats. Both games will be
nine inning affairs, "and it will be
a chance for the fans to see
three baseball teams in action.
All-Stars probable lihe-up:
G. Elliott, CF
F. Elliott, RF
Buie, Reynolds, Higdon or Mc
Semi-Finals Schedule :
August 2nd :
Kyle-Andrews at Franklin.
Bryson City at Franklin.
August 9th :
Franklin at Kyle-Andrews.
Bryson City at Kyle-Andrews.
August 16th :
Franklin at Bryson City.
Kyle-Andrews at Bryson City.
to the 5!5th. parachute Inf., Fort
Pfc. Gus Baldwin, of Fort Cus
ter, Mich., is spending a short fur
lough at his home with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Bald
win, this week, tie will go to
Camp Hood, Temple, Texas, where
he was transferred recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shope re
cently received a telegram from
their son John, who is stationed
in Australia, saying that he is well
and doing fine.
Pvt. W. W. Sloan, of Camp
Croft, spent the weekend with his
mother, Mrs. W. W. Sloan.
Pvt. Charles W. Slagle, son of
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Slagle, who
has been transferred from Fort
Jackson to Keesler Field, Miss.,
as student in the Army Air Forces
Technical School, and has started
an intensive 19-week course to
qualify .as an airplane mechanic.
Jock Hendricks, s. k. 3 c, of
U. S- Navy, returned Tuesday to
Norfolk, Va., after a furlough
spemt with his mother, Mrs.
Charles Hendricks, and his sister,
Mrs. Lyle, Jr., at Trirnont Inn.
Richard H. Slagle, has recently
been Transferred from Bremer
ton, Washington, to Dutch Har
bor, Alaska, with the Naval Con
Pvt. Carlyl'e Shepard, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Iock Shepard, has
been transferred to Lowry Field,
Denver, Colo., from Kessler Field,
Frances Tessier, of Baton Rou
ge, La., son of Mrs. Reba Tessier,
is in the engineers corps of the
Army, stationed at Fort Belvoir,
Staff Sergeant, William H.
Dean, of the U. S. Army Reser
ves, returned to Philadelphia this
week after spending a furlough
with relatives here. He is con
nected with the Philadelphia pol
ice. He has been in active ser
vice for seven months.
We are glad to acknowledge a
card from Pvt. Jesse F. Jamisor.
of the 555th Signal A W. Bn,
stationed at Plant Field, Tampa,
Flo. The card showed the U.S.O.
club building in Tampa of which
he is connected, "The U.S.O. clubs
all over the country entertained
the boys without cost. We dance,
we dine and have games all kinds,
books to read and magazines to
take back to camp."
A letter from Sgt. Tech., J. C
Dendy, Camp Hood, Texas, says:
"Just a few lines to let you know
I enjoy reading the Press very
Pfc. Riley Watts, has been
transferred to Fort Bragg. He i
with the F. A Parachute Test