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THE FRANKLIN PRESS AND THE HIGHLANDS MACON IAN
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Published every Thursday by The Franklin PreM
At FrankhjL North Carolina
TekpBone No. 24
VOL. LV11 NUMBER 32
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson and W. S. Johnson ..... v..... -Publisher'
Entered at the Post Office, Franklin, N. C, as second class matter
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My help cometh of God, who preserveth them that are true of
heart. Psalm 9:10.
Hardships will be your lot, but trust in God will be your comfort.
Temptations will befall you, but your Savior will give you
Let your valor as a soldier and your conduct as a man be an in
spiration to vour comrades and an honor to your country.
General John J. Pershing.
Junk For Bombs
T now appears that the junk collection conduct
ed throughout the county by Sam Mendenhall,
salvage chairman, was only a "curtain raiser." A
National Campaign is now on to round up all the
junk in the United States to throw at the axis
partners. Every man, woman and child is asked
to get into the scrap by getting in the scrap.
The attics and cellars of homes and the gul
lies and barnyards will yield up, during the com
ing weeks, scrap metal of all kinds, old rubber,
rags, manila rope, burlap bags and waste fats to
go into the making of fighoting weapons.
The most vital need now is scrap metal, which
we are told, is needed, even in normal times, for
the manufacture of steel, where fifty percent of the
raw material is scrap. This is melted with new
metal to produce the finest quality of steel for
the manufacture of our war machiones.
Although America is now turning out more steel
than all the world combined, we are warned that
steel is the final bottleneck of this war. Unless
at least six million additional tons of scrap steel
can be uncovered in this latest drive, the necessary
tanks, guns and ships just cannot be produced.
There is really nothing more important that the
civilian population can turn their hands to at this
time to help the men who are fighting than to
help increase steel production.
Macon farmers are ahead of the game in this
appeal, but other citizens have not been canvass-
edt So, now is the opportunity for every group
and every individual to "THROW YOUR JUNK
INTO THE FIGHT!"
4ANY have reason to be grateful that in these
changing times, hearts do not change. The
spirit is manifested in new ways. We speak now
for those who walk.
A chance meeting may not so often result in an
invitation to supper as in more static days when
"Woman's place was home", but the same sort
of hospitality is met on wheels these days. Cars
traveling our streets are "given to hospitality."
They invite walking neighbors and often stran
gers to take their vacant seats.
This mobile hospitality does not stop with pas
senger cars. There are heavy trucks, loaded, whose
thoughtful drivers stop on up or down grades to
pick up pedestrians.
While gas-less and tire-less days may be ahead,
we are grateful to those who share their present
blessings. Some of us indulge in the fancy with
dreams of days to come when we will sit behind a
wheel again and enjoy returning this hospitality.
A Fertile Acre
Mrs. Roosevelt in telling of her recent visit to
Asheville, comments very favorably on the work
of the Farmers Federation, which has its head
quarters in that city, and lays special emphasis
upon the "Lord's Acre" phase of the program.
She describes the plan as follows:
"It is often hard to pay the minister's salary in
a little country church, and yet, not to have a
church would be unthinkable, so members of the
congregation set aside land and plant it for the
support of the church. This plan has worked so
well that last year they were visited by more than
80 missionaries who wished to study this method
of meeting the expenses of small and struggling
Mrs. Roosevelt doesn't mention it. but we have
heard that the corn, beans, cabbage, potatoes, or
whatnot planted on the "Lord's Acre" appear to
grow better than similar crops on other tracts.
Maybe it is just the imagination of the grower, or
perhaps, almost unconsciously he does cultivate
the Lord's Acre a little better than he does the
other fields. Anyway, where there is a struggling
church which has difficulty in retaining good
preachers and meeting other expenses, the "Lord's
Acre" plan commends itself as a simple, yet effec
tive way in which to raise the needed funds.
Letters to Editor
Dear Editor :
Please let my friends know,, that
I am not feeling as well as com
mon, and I would like to have
them call and talk to me.
John H. 'Thomas.
(We suggest to those friends
who may not be able to visit Mr.
Thomas that they write him a
letter or card or send him maga
zines. It is bard for anyone who
has led the active life of a strong
man and good citizen, like Mr.
Thomas, to be deprived of health
and active pursuits. The Editor).
This and That
By FRANKIE MACON
We expect to hear any day from
Representative Dies telling us that
the red stripes in our flag were
inspired by Communist Propagan
The state of North Carolina will
ih)ave good governors anyway, as
long as we have the demagogery
of Governor Talmadge of the
'neighboring state of Georgia be
A radio commentator warns t lit
Allied nations lagainst over-optimism.
A daily glance at the
wiar mews from Russia ought to
be a sure cure for that.
By , VONN1E WESfT
Ralph Cabe, of Columbia, S. C,
spent the weekend with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Cabe.
Fred and Ada Ruth West are
visiting relatives at Cullowhee.
Miss Rebecca Nam Smith of
Cullowhee spent several days last
week with relatives and friends
Frieda Potts spent several days
in Bryson City visiting her aur.it,
Mrs. Carl Sorrels.
The Home Demonstration Club
met at the home of Mrs. A. L.
BOMB THE JAPS WITH JUNK
McLean, Friday afternoon, with
the President, Mrs." J. G. Owens
in charge. A large crowd was
present, land an interesting pro
gram was given.
After the business session a
discussion and demonstration on
War time club canning Was given
by Mrs. Sherrilf.Home Demonstra
Delicious refreshments wert ser
ved. The Music club met with Miss
Zencia Pearl Rickman, last Mon
day. An enjoyable program was
given. Miss Juanitet Davis and
Miss Mary Crow of Goldsboro
were guests. New officers were
installed and refreshments served.
The next meeting will be with Ada
deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned on or before the 7th
day of July, 15H3, or this notice
will be plead in bar of their re
covery. All persons indebted to
aid estate will please make im
mediate settlement. This 24th day
of July, 1942.
H. W. Cabe.
Having qualified as executor of
John E. Rickman, Meceased, latt
of Macon county, N. C, this is
to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased
to exhibit them to the undersigned
on or before the 27th day of July,
1943, or this notice will be plead
in bar of their recovery. All per
sons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 27th day of July, 1942.
J. H. Stockton,
July 30-btp S3.
Having qualified as executrix
of C. S. Bryson, deceased, late
of Mocon county, N. C, this is
to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
deceased to exhibit them to the
undersigned on or before the
28th day of July, 1943, or this
notice will be plead in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebt
ed to said estate will please make
immediate settlement. This 28tn
day of July, 1942.
Callie (her X) Bryson,
Having qualified as administra
is to notify all persons having
claims against the estate of said
A revival meeting will begin
August 9 in Hickory Knoll at the
Church of God. The preaching
and singing will be conducted by
Rev. R. H. Moss of Shooting
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 194
Creek. Everyone is invited to at
JOIN! JOIN! JOIN
Only costs a few pennies
a month to protect the
whole family. They have
the merchandise and
equipment to serve you
O. C BRYANT, Pre.
fWFEiup With New
Use Our Easy Payment
THAD PATTON, Owner
MACON FURNITURE COMPANY
In Your Fall VICTORY Planting
American farmers producing for war
time can't afford losses from inferior
seed. The best you can buy is here at
Farmers Federation. Order now and
count on a good crop from Fall plant
ing! REASONABLE SEED PRICES
NATIONAL SCRAP HARVEST
DURING the MONTH
Junk helps make guns,
tanks, ships for our
fighting men . .
Bring in anything made
of metal or rubber . . .
People living in Franklin are asked to de
liver junk to the lot adjoining the Agricultural
Building. Trucks will call for junk collected in
the rural communities. Please notify county
agent's office, PHONE 7, or the home demon
stration agent's office, PHONE 118, for track
to call for your junk anywhere in the county.
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JUNK MAKES FIGHTING WEAPONS
One old disc will provide
crapateel needed for 2 1 Osemi
automatic light carbine.
One old plow will help
make one hundred 75 mm.
One naeleaaold tire
provide at much
rubber a ia used la
12 gat mask.
One old above! wOl
4 hand grenades.
Let's Jolt them with Junk
from MACON COUNTY
if sponsored by The Committee of Civilian Defense