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VOL. LVH, NO. 40
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1942
$2.00 PER YEAR
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK
Women's Salvage Division
Announces Drive Leaders
Stations For Waste Fats
Needed For Explosives
The Woman's Salvage Division
of Macon county, is being set up
as a part of the State Organiza
tion . --
Mrs. Estelle T. Smith, assistant
to the state home agent of State
college is chairman of the N. C.
woman's divisiom, Mrs. Florence S.
Sherrill, home agent, is chairman
for Macon county.
M s. Charlie Brudley has been
appointed as chairman for the
Town of Franklin. Zone directors
will be appointed within the next
week by Mrs. Bradley.
Mrs. W, .ii. Cobb is chairman
for the Town of Highlands. Mrs.
Frank Potts has agreed to assist
Mrs. Henderson Calloway is sal
vage representative for the Frank
lin Garden Club.
Mrs. Carl Slagle will be repre
sentative for, the U. D. C.
The rural areas will be reached
through Citizenship Leaders of the
fifteerb home demonstration clubs.
These leaders are as follows :
Walnut Creek, Mrs. Cora Mash
burn; -Holly Springs, .Mrs. Frank
Cabe; Otto, Mrs. Miller Norris;
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Mrs. Paul Grist; Burningtown,
Mrs. Grady Duvall; Lotla, Mrs.
Robert Bennett;" Oak Grove, Mrs.
Floyd Martin; Cartoogechaye, Mrs.
Carl Slagle; Patton, Mrs. R. D.
Wells; Union, Mrs. Lester Hen
son; Hickory Knoll, Mrs. Robert
Ledbetter; West's Mill, Mrs. Bur
dell Ray; Stiles-Tellico, Mrs Ros
Women neighborhood leaders of
the communities where there are
no home demonstration clubs will
be asked to reach the families in
Waste Fat Station
The following places ire Franklin
are collecting stations : H & K
Market, Arthur Kinsland, at A &
P Store; People's Market, Bald
win & Liner, and Swaf ford's Mark
et. Potts Brothers is the collect
ing station in Highlands.
Albert M. Ramsey, Jr.
A ;i . a( A1U . I IJ '
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the coveted Danforth Fellowship
this summer as the leading junior
in agriculture. He ' is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Ramsey.
Mr. Ramsey is head at Farm Se
curity Administration for Macon
Local Board Trying To
Locate Four Registrants
Locan Board No. 1 is unable to
locate the following registrants:
Robert Columbus Bowers, Walter
Sylvester Miller, Charlie Tipton,
James Theedore Rogers.
Anyone who has any knowledge
of their whereabouts will please
communicate with the Local Board,
as they are now considered sus
pected delinquents and are sub
ject to severe punishment unJess
they contact the Board and com
ply with its instructions.
DEATH OF INFANT OF
MR. AND MRS. CARL MOSES
William Morris Moses, aged two
years, three months, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Cart D. Moses at the
Ellijay community, died Monday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock after a
ten-days illness with septic sore
throat. Funeral services were held
Tuesday afternoon at the Sugar
fork Baptist church, with the
Rev. J. L. Stokes officiating.
Bryant Funeral Home was in
charge. Interment was in the
chuYch cemetery. The little boy
was born June IS, 1940.
Surviving are his parents, grand
parents, three sisters, Annie Louise,
Frances and Betty, and two broth
ers, David and Jerry Randolph.
Mr. Moses is a teacher at the
Otter Creek school. The sympathy
of many friends is with the be
n,m,crl i ri iv. - L DeHart, of Franklin, has been
sey if of Franklin, as cadet col-, sdected for am, enHsted
one! of the State College ROTC as a nayal aviation ,)eHart
reg.men.ts for the new school year , was graduated from Franklin High
was announce.! last week in Ral- Schoo, m 1939 Prior t0 his
e.gh by Col. Thomas W. Brown, 6nt he was employed at Vir
commattdant of the college s Milt- Beach, Va. Mr. DeHart will
tary department. be ordered to report to the- U. S.
Ramsey, a semior in agriculture, Kavv Vrpnirrut crhrtfVi m nhv-
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Men In Service
V ; '
Pfc. Kay Moffett, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Mack Moffett, of Frank
lin is now somewhere in the Pa
cific area, in active service.
Private Gordon J. Ramey, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ramey,
formerly of Franklin, now living
in Transylvania county, is station
ed at Fort Jackson, S. C. Pvt.
Ramey drives a jeep and a big
truck in Field Artillery. He joined
the armed forces in February
Word has been -received that
Pvt. James Fraink Garland has
been promoted to the rank' of
Corporal. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Dock W. Garland of the
Otto section and has been in the
service since March 1942 and is
stationed with the 7th, Armored
Division, 48th Rgt. Camp Polk,
Pvt. Harry Fdwards is inow
stationed with Co. C, 16 Bn. at
Fort McClellan, Akt.
Sgt. R. L. Taller arrived
Thursday night to spend his 3-day
pass with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Jule Tallent. He is stationed
in Louisiana. .
Tnra.r Ho Hart cnm .rvf Mrs M.
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sical conditioning, instruction in
naval essentials, military drill, and
ground school subjects. After com
pleting his course, he will be sent
to one of the navy's numerous
bases for primary flight training.
Mrs. Grady Waldroop recently
received a letter from her son,
Quinton Waldroop, which was writ
ten in July, saying that he was
well but did not mention where
he was. He- is with the Foreign
W. L. (Red) Watkins, Boat
swain's Mate and captain of an
anti-aircraft gun on a battleship at
-the battle of Pearl Harbor, has
written his mother, Mrs. Myrtle
Watkins, from somewhere in the
Pacific that he is safe and well-
To Meet Shifts
The proposed additional bus
service to Bryson City to meet
the two shifts working on Fon
tana dam foresees more travel
when a large force is added in
the near future. This is seen as
a benefit to Franklin, not only to
transport workers who already live
here, but to bring others here to
live on account of the crowded
conditions in Bryson City
Wm. F. Carpenter
William F. Carpenter erf Otto,
is critically ill at the Angel Clinic
suffering from internal injuries
suffered when he fell from a truck
at the U. S. Experimental Station
at Coweta fast Monday. He is an
employee of the U. S. Forest
WHIP THE RED
Rules And Prizes
State Salvage Contest
To make North Carolina one of the first states in the Natior.' to
complete an. exhaustive clean-up of scrap for war needs.
Prizes, will be given by the newspapers of North Carolina to tlie
North Carolina county, business firm, individual and unit s of junior
boys' or girls' organizations or schools turning in the most scrap
metal, according to the prize rules. It does not matter whethetthe
scrap metal is given free to the government or sold to dealers. It
all counts in the prize competition. The main purpose is to get all
tle scrap for the government. Get a .receipt to show your County
Committee. Contest runs from October 1 through October 24.
Prizes given by the newspapers of North Carolina will be series
E and F War Bonds as follows ;
$1,000 War Bond "will beawarded to the county reporting the great
est total poundage of scrap metal collection per capita.
$500 War Bond to the county , reporting the second largest col
lection per capita.
$100 War Bond to the county in each Congressional District re
porting the largest collection, per capita. (Counties winning
the two prizes above not eligible.)
$300 War Bond to the business firm turning in the largest pound
age of scrap metal.
$150 War Bond to the individual delivering the largest number
$75 War Bond to the local junior organization ot school deliver-
-ing the largest poundage in the State.
$50 War Bond to the local junior organization or school deliver-
i ing the second largest poundage in the State.
$25 War Bond to the local junior organization or school deliv
ering the third largest poundage in the State.
Details and rules may be secured from the county chairman, Sam
Menienhall, or from Roy Mashburn, chairman of collection depots.
The Contest in Macon County
Sam Mendenhall, county salvage chairman, has notified all county .
leaders of plans to make this an exhaustive drive, and to get in
every piece of scrap collected by men, women and, children, in
every nook and corner of every horrte, farm, store, field or stream.
Depots for Scrap
Roy Mashburn has been appointed by the state chairman of
Automotive, Oil and Rubber Dealers as county chairman to djesig
nate official receiving depots for scrap. Mr. Mashburn announces
that he has written letters to all filling stations and garages in the
county, giving instructions as to the receiving of scrap at their
places as official depots.
Schools to Help
Guy Houk, superintendent of schools, announces that all school
children in the county will share in this vital war work, instruc
tions being given through their individual schools.
Prizes Announced! Next Week
The chairmen states that full deails of prizes to be awarded in
the county contest will be announced next week. A meeting of
business men of Franklin' has been called and all organizations are
being requested to cooperate.
Red Cross Plans Program
And Appoints Leaders
Mrs. Catherine M. Stewart, dis
trict -field representative of the
American Red Cross, met with the
executive committee of the Macon
chapter and chairmen of various
committees on Monday and Tues
4ay, to complete plans for a war
Mrs. Stewart announced that all
funds on hand should be budgeted
for the work of the various com
mittees. Plans were made to se
cure a Red Cross nurse for three
months courses in home nursing
and care of the sick to be taught
throughout the county. This is an
important part of Red Cross work
at this time, she explained, when
so many doctors and nurses are
being called into the service. Work
of the Production committee on
surgical dressings was reported,
and activities of other committees
Home service work, which U
service to men in service and their
families at home, increases in im
portance at this time, being ex
plained fully at the meeting.
Rev. Philip Green Elected Ch'm.
The Rev. Hubert Wardlaw an
nounced his resignation as chair
man on account of accepting a
call to another charge, and th$
Rev. Philip Green was elected
chairman in his place.
The Rev. A. Rufus Morgan was
elected vice-chairman and the Rev.
J. L. Stokes home service secre
tary. Other chairmen who will
serve for the coming year are,
Gilmer A. Jones, disaster chair
man; J. Horner Stockton, chair
man faiance; Mrs. T. J. O'Neil,
first aid; Mrs. Charles Melichar,
publicity; Mrs. James E. Perry,
production; Mrs. Florence Sher
rill, home nursing; Miss Gladys
Firemen Offer Services
To All Property Owners
Warden F. Bryson Asks
Help Of Citizens To
By J. FRED BRYSON
County , Forest Warden
H,elp defend America by keep
ing fire out of our forests!
Macon county is doing a pan
in the defense by taking wood
products to the, mills.
Acid wood is beirjg cut more
than ever. We must keep the
trucks on the road. If we get
careless and let fire get into the
forests it will ruin the acid wood.
They can't use blackened, fire
scorched wood. .
We are becoming more and
more (Jependent on timber. We
must have more ships and plar.ies.
It takes timber to make them, so
why not be more careful about
your fires so the timber can be
October is the beginning of our
fire season. We appreciate the
cooperation that has been given
in fit; prevention and fire sup
pression. We are still depending on the
good folks of Macon county to
continue their cooperation. We are
going to have to be ois our toes
to keep our forests greqn and
growing, but Macon county folks
will do that.
In burning debri, please secure
a burning permit, and be sure
that it is safe to burn.
Permits can. be secured from
the county warden, or from most
any loeat forest warden.
Selective Service Board
The local Selective Service Board
announces the following classifica
tions and re-classifications of reg
istrants, made at the last meeting
of the board:
The following men were placed
In 1-A, fit and available for mili
tary service : Frank D. Shuler,
Treacy Morris Barnard, Everette
Alexander Owenoy, Ellis Samuel
Cotiley, Harvey Edwards, J. L).
Reece, Gene Bateman, Jack Har
vey Head, William Troy Shields,
Johnnie Lawton Talley, Wayne,
Major McDowell, Walter James
Young, Tom Lee Brown, William
Dewey Gunnin, Robert Olin Evans,
Joseph Andrew Dills.
. Placed in 3-A, man with depen
dants, Carl Colbert Denny. Placed
in 4-F, following physical exami
nation, Buell Tippett, Claude Mc
Kinley Justice, Jess Lyman Ran
kin, Everette Andrew. Patterson.
Placed in 1-C, after haying en
listed previous to examination and
induction by this board, Lester
Harding Carpenter, Charles Hur
shel Ledford, Doc Eldon Rogers.
The following registrants were
re-classified: From 1-A to "3-A,
Lemmie Shirley Houston, Jesse
Mason; from 3-A to 1-A, Raleigh
Vernon Rowland, Harvey Harris
Jones; from 4-F to 1-A, Jasper
Lafayette Norton; from 1-B to
1-A, Gene Adams Taylor, C. L.
Potts, Meldrum Raymond William
son, Joseph Benson Morgan, Earl
Nelson Seagle, Charles Avery
Clause, Zollie Hamilton Buchanan,
Willard Richardson Pendergrass ;
from 1-B to 4-F, Charles Harold
The following men were reclass
ified after beirjg sent to Camp
Croft for final physical examin
tkn. 1-A remedial, meaning reg
istrants will be accepted after min
or defects are remedied, James
Spurgeon Wilson, David Lee Fox,
John Calvin Fox, Martin Luther
Wilson. In 4-F, ' George Mack
Bingham, Carl Thomas Martin.
The following were accepted and
inducted into the Army: Jerry
Carson Gibson, John Cheek, Ther
mon Henry, Rass Justice, Oscar
Glenn Stiwinter, Greenlee Robert
Holder, Judson Charles Cunning
ham, Otto Gibson, John Richard
Tyler, William Nelson Cabe, Joe
Brown Jones, Thomas Logan
(CmtaMe On Pan Six)
Chief Tysinger Teaching
Course For Wardens
The Franklin Volunteer, lire
Department is observing Fire
Prevention Week by training their
members anil an auxiliary mem
bership in fire fighting, and in
offering their services to all prop
erty ow'ners to give individual in
struction in fire prevention.
Any home owner or business
firm may call on the fire depart
ment next week to examine their
premises todisoover any fire haz
ards which may exist. This in
cludes flues, soot accumulations in
chimneys, bad wiring, etc. The
firemen will also give instructions
as to what' to do in case of fire.
A. modern siren with flashing
light which has been purchased
with funds raised by the firemen,
has arrived and ha.s been installed
on the new truck. This was an
ordinary truck purchased by the
town recently, which lias been
equipped with fire fighting fea
tures and converted to a fire truck
by the firemen. The fire station
has also been equipped with
chairs, lockers and other furnish
ings as a place for classes and
Carl Tysinger, chief, is teaching
a five-hour course to firemen and
air raid wardens, meeting, on Wed
Auxiliary. firemen are: Logan
Allen, Jack Angel, Allen Angel.
Willard Rowland, James Furr,
Robert Leach, St. Clair Anderson.
Bobbie .Rochester, Dick Angel,
Frank Murray, J Jr., Harold Brad
ley, Bill Dean, Terrell Tallent,
Billy Reece, Larry Cabe, Grady
Mashburn, Bruce Rickman, James
Stocktom, John Dean, W. P. Con
stance, and Henderson, Dean.
Firemen are : Carl Tysinger,
chief; John Bulgin, assistant
chief; Ed Whitaker, captain; W.
C. Arvey, lieutenant; J. C. Crisp,
secretary and treasurer ; C. D.
Baird, W. M. Sutton, George
Dean, Terrell Hoilman, Joe Dow
dle, Clyde Gailey, Arthur Pannell,
Paul Potts, Jim Wurst, Eb Bul
lock, Willard Pendergrass, H. A.
Wilhide, and Elbeft Angel.
Honorary members are : Jack
Sherrill. R. W. Welch, and John
The auxiliary membership was
Started September 14, when the
younger men were' organized as
assistants to the regular firemen,
and to train them to become fire
men. They have had six drills
since, this time.
Seven air raid wardens and one
of the auxiliary policemen have
also reported for training. These
are Paul West, who has completed
his five hours required for the
course ; Frank Henry, Tom Fagg,
C. G. Moore, JoInn McCollum, Roy
F. Cunningham, Red Stewart, Bill
Hill Billies Next Week
The Smoky Mountain Hillbillies
will be presented by the fire de
partment enxt week at the court
house on Saturday evening, Oc
tober 10. Full notice will be given
S. R. Pickens Dies
At West's MU1
Sebren Riley Pickens, 87, a well
known farmer, died at his home
at West's Mill Wednesday after
noon at 2 o'clock after a short
illness. He suffered a stroke of
paralysis last Saturday.
A native of Jackson county, he
was the son of the late Jesse and
Polly Pickens. He moved to Maoon
county 65 years ago. In 1880 he
married Miss Mary Catherine Mar
tin, of this county. He was a
member of the Cowee Baptist
Funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at 3 o'ckick
at the Cowee Baptist church.
Surviving are the widow; four
daughters, Mrs. John Griffin,
Candler; Mrs. Clingman West,
Franklin, Route 4; Mrs. Candler
Barker, Alarko, ar.d Mrs. Robert
Elders, Cullasaja, and a large
number of grandchildren and great
grandchildren. Notice To Farmers!
Two carloads of phosphate has
just been received. Farmers who
have not their allotment for the
year should come at once to the
county agent's office, as the cars
must be unloaded by Monday, Oc
tober 5, at noon.