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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK -- OCTOBER 4-10
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0 U.S. WAR BONDS
VOL. LVII, NO. 41
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1942
$2.00 PER YEAR
KEYS IN DRIVE
Miss Rankin Is Chairman
Bring Ktys To Office
Of Franklin Press
The Macon county chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confed
eracy will cejnter their efforts in
the scrap collection on the collec
tion of keys . of every kind and
description, according to Mrs. H.
E. Church, president, and Miss
Lillian Rankin, -scrap chairman for
the chapter. Miss Riankin states
that while the members of her
organization will round up any
kind of scrap they cain lay their
hands on, or bend their backs to,
they will specialize on keys, as
these have a high metal content,
and special, emphasis has been laid
in their collection.
Miss, Rankin had appointted the
following committee to assist in
the collection of keys throughout
the county: Franklin, Mrs. Lester
Conley and Mrs. J. Ward Long,
homes; Miss Arietta Bolick and
Mrs. J. W. C. Johnson, business
section Miss Nora Leach, schools;
Mrs. Larl Slagle, Cartoogechaye ;
Mrs. W. M. Parrish, Otto; Mrs.
Clyde West ami Mrs. T. M. Rick
man, West's Mill; Mrs; Earl
Justice, Franklint route 4; Miss
Lolita Dean, Kyle; Carl D. Moses,
Otter Creek,; Mrs. C. T. Bryson,
Cullasaja; Mrs. Carl S. Slagle,
Cartoogechaye ; Mrs. Paul Grist,
Scaly; Miss Nora Moody, Iotla;
Mrs. M. P. Ray, Iotla, and Mrs,
Ralph West, of Oak Grove and
A box lias been placed in the
window of the Franklin Press of
fice where the keys may be de
posited. However, keys may be
turned in at any of the depaU at,
filling stations or elsewhere.
NOT A SLACKER IN THE LOT .
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Our Victory Scrap Starts
Rolling Throughout Macon
As A Starter Reported To
YOUR SERVICE NEEDED
Can you knit ? Yarn for 600
winiter caps for our sailors was
received by Franklin the caps
to be finished by November.
Only 100 have been finished.
The rest are urgently neded.
See Mrs. Reba Tessier in her
shop on the court house square
for.yarn and 'instructions.
Filling Stations To Serve
As Victory Scrap Depots
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C. OF C. DINNER
Bring In Your Scrap To
One Of These
We WiH Win But When?
Macon's scrap is moving. That
is what Roy Mashburn, Petroleum
Industry chairman and Mrs. J. W.
C. Johnson, editor of the Franklin
Press and Highlands Maconian,
witnessed on a swing around the
counity filling stations on Wed
nesday. Already, from back of the
county highways, men, women and
children are placing scrap on the
side of the road. Talking te fill
ing station operators and others,
everybody's heart . in it, and
everybody is talking scrap, haul
ing scrap and hunting scrap
The big collection some months
back which yielded many tons now
appears to have been only a start
er and a scratching of the sur
face. Mr. Mashburn has sent cards
to all filling stations and garages
in the county, and yesterday fol
lowed these with personal visits,
securing the cooperation of all
open stations and many stores with
gasoline pumps, all of whom con
sented gladly to be depots for
scrap. Many already had piles
nearby. Mr. Mashburn's statement,
which Is printed on page four, asks
all to cooperate with their neigh
borhood filling stations:
The following stations are co
operating 100 percent in the Vic
tory scrap drive :
Cullasaja Service Station, C.
Tom Bryson; Clark's Esso Station,
Cullasaja; O. C. Corbin, Gneiss;
Highlands Auto Service, Spencer's
Garage, W. G. Oilbertson, High
lands; J. R. Norris, DilUrd, Ga..
route I ; Parrish's (ieneral Mer
chandise, Otto; High Top Serv
ice Station and Vulcanizer, Roy
Sanders; Ralph Womack ; Sinclair
Service Station, J. D. Gibson;
Reid's Esso Station.; Franklin
Service Station; IHincan Motor
Co ; Poindexter's Esso Station;
Barrell Motor Co.; Main Street
Service Station, Thad Pat ton;
Stewart's Service Station; Sides
Service Station. M. L. Stile; L
B. Phillips; City Garage, L. E.
English and Roy Mashbum.
A few nation in the county
could not be reached and are
therefore not listed, bat we are
assured that these are also aerV
mg Scrap any also be brought
directly to the big scrap center
pi FraakJw M Highlit
Directors To Be Elected
And Work To Be
The annual meeting and dinner
of the Franklin Chamber of Com
merce will be held in Kelly's Tea
Room on Tuesday, October 13, at
7:30 p. m. I
At this meeting the new Board
of Directors will be elected, a re
port of the work this year will be
given and the future work of the
'Chamber of Commerce discussed
The nominating committee has
nominated the following for di
rectors of which seven are to be
Grant Zickgraf, Ben L. McCdam
ery, E. W. Long, G. A. Jones,
Jack Sanders, Lester Henderson
J. L. Stokes II, E. J. Whitmire,
Verlin Swafford, Clyde Gailey,
All members are urged to be
The Rotary and Lions Clubs
will meet with the Chamber of
Commerce at this dinner.
GILMER A. JONES, Fnanklin Chairmam of Scrap Drive
QF course we will win th .is war some "day. No real American..
wwfll admit otherwise, for the imagination of the American
people, elastic as it may be, is simply incapable of being stretched
iW. -elM IA .Ttsgali!. our no laager being an indepsnderaE people..
ann Decoming like the hrench, Poles and Dutch, slaves under Ger
man and Japanese masters. We would die first, every man, woman
and child of us. We will win because we must because Ameri
cans always have won. (We forget Lee and the indomitable heroes
of Appomatox)1 We will win. iBut when?
This question is being asked by the 40 thousand survivors of
CoTregidor; half starved when captured, now living as slaves under
the whip of the Jap if they live at all. It is being asked by the
thousands who have already perished at Pearl Harbor, Bataan and
at Coral Sea at Midway. It is being asked by the millions of young
men (and women, for Macon County now has at least three young
women in the service, one in active duty at some unknown foreign
front) who have pledged their lives to see that we do win. who
have chosen to stop an Axis bullet rather than the Axis boot
It is being asked by the countless fathers, mothers, wives, sweet
hearts, brothers and sisters, who are wearing stars indicating that
some loved ones are in the service some wearing or.Jy one star ;
some many; some wearing stars of gold.
The question is being asked by the 50 million tax payers, the tax
burden upon whose shoulders is increasing at the rate of over one
million dollars for every hour that the war lasts
We will win but when? Only the Almighty can answer this
question. All the brains of the high command and of the arm
chair strategist cannot answer it for us. The winning or losing of
a battle in modern warfare is only a matter of hoars and of ade
quate equipment. The loss of a life, or of thousands of lives, in
battle, by air raid, or by torpedo explosion, is a matter of only an.
instant of time. The sooner we win, the greater . the chance of your
boy, your neighbor's boy or my boy coming back alive and un
We in a small mountain county wonder what we can do to speed
the war effort; to shorten the time that our boys will be away,
to lengthen the chance of their safe i return. No people on earth
will go to greater lengths or make greater sacrifices than our
people right here at home to bring this monstrous thing to a close.
There are many things wa can do and are doing. Today the
production of arms is curtailed ; many steel mills only work part
time, and still others are completely closed because of a shortage
of scrap metal. The scrap we are having with the Hun and the
Jap is mine, yours, every American's, but the boys are taking care
of it for us. The scrap metal at home is ours alone and the boys
can't come back and get it to fight with. Let's send it to them!
Macon s first report to the
North Carolina Newspaper Salvage
Contest was wired on Wednesday,
October 7, to Frank Daniels,
chairman N. C. Salvage commit
tee, Raleigh, by The Franklin
Press and The Highlands Macon
ian, participating newspaper, as
"Drive just beginning in Macon,
estimated 65 tons i Franklin and
Highlands scrap piles. Starting
truck collection tomorrow."
According to Sam Mendenhall,
couaty chairman and Wilton H.
Cobb, chairman in Highlands, the
amounits in the scrap pile of
Franklin and Highlands were esti
mated to be 40 tons and 25 tons
respectively. This first report does
not include the many tons already
reported which will be hauled in
to depots throughout the county
during the next few weeks.
Telegrams will be sent to Ra
leigh every few days as the chair
men report This amount is only
a starter, according to reports of
heavy scrap in and around Frank
lin alone. The amount will be post
ed vn the window of The Press
office, and the courthouse, and
will be reported to The Asheville
Citizen and Times.
To Meet In Franklin
The fall meeting of Asheville
Presbytery will be held in the
Franklin Presbyteriam church Oc
tober 13-14. The Rev. Malcolm R.
Williamson of Waynesville, the
retiring moderator, will preach the
opening sermon Tuesday at 11
a. m. after which the sacrament
of the Lord's Supper will be cele
brated. Dr. H. L Prisley of Murphy,
chairman of Presbytery's commit
tee on Foreign Mission announces
that the Rev. Wm. F. Junkin,
D.D., will deliver the foreign mis
sion address Tuesday at 8 p. m.
Dr. Junkin has served for many
years in the North Kiangsu Mis
sion at Sutsier Ku until his re
cent return to America.
The Rev. Charles M Robinson
of Bryson City will conduct the
devotional exercises Wednesday at
9 a. m. The public is cordially in
vited to attend these meetings.
Rev. Hubert Wardlaw
Accepts Call to S. C
The Rev. Hubert Wardlaw.
pastor of the Franklin ard Mor
rison Presbyterian churches, has
announced, his acceptance of a call
to Whitmire, S. C, to take effect
on November 1.
Mr. Wardlaw came to Franklin
about a year and a half ago, soon
after his graduation, and he and
Mrs. Wardlaw have made many
friends while here.
All Business Halts, Hauls
On Oct. 22, Franklin
A mighty wave of Victory scrap
is getting ready to roll in Macon
Chairman Sam Mendenhall, assist
ed by Carl Slagle of Farm Se
curity, is holding six meetings a
day vith neighborhood leaders in
every section of the county. These
leaders in turn will reach every
farm ii his territory down v the
last man and round up the last
piece of scrap to feed the hungry
furnaces of the nation's war ma
chine. The sole purpose of every
meeting is to get the scrap. The
impelling force behind all is the
pressing need of our men on the
battle front for weapons.' and more
Macon has sent, and will send
her men; the folks at home will
answer every call to back them
up. This month it is scrap metal
that it is calling for; Macon will
send theirs, to the last on The
goal suggested is 100 pounds per
person; this makes Macon's . goal
What To Do With Scnap
Everybody is asked to get all
the scrap they can to the nearest
depot or to the central scrap pile
in franklin or Highlands. Mr.
Mendenhall has announced that on
Thursday, October 22, every busi
ness and individual will be asked
to ' cooperate in a one-day close
up to gather and haul scrap to
the depots. Please notify your
neighborhood depot where scrap
too heavy for you to move can
be locateo by the haulers.
Where The Money Goes
When all the scrap is collected
at the depots it will' be shipped
to its destination and weighed.
Macon county will be paid the
market price by the firms convert
ing scrap into steel. The proceeds
will be used to carry on the pro
gram of the American Red Cross
in Macon county and towards the
county's war relief quota.
The above questions are asked
in one corner of this newspaper's
advertisement on page five. We
answer them here and also invite
our readers to note the instruc
tions given under its heading of
"Mountains Of Scrap Will Save
Thousands Of Lives."
Gilmer Jones, Franklin chair
man, has sent out 300 postcards
announcing collection of scrap in ,
Franklin and vicinity to be made
Thursday and Friday, October 8
and 9. He asks that all scrap be
assembled today so that it can
be reached by trucks the follow
ine day. Please notify Roy Mash
burn of any too heavy to be
moved to curb. The following dis
trict committeemen are in charge :
Roy Cunningham, Ras Penland,
W C. Zickgraf, J. C. Crisp, Wm.
Katenbrink, Manson Sanders, H.
L. Bryant, Tom Franks, Walter
McConnell, Lester Henderson,
Paul West, L. B. Phillips and
Franklin Fire Department
Franklin Fire Department is observing Fire Prevention Week by training auxiliary firemen and
assisting property owners to remove fire hazards. The above picture was taken in front of the new
fire station. Left to right, standing: Carl Tysinger, chief; John Bulgin, assistant chief; Ed Whit
aker captain; Wade Arvey, lieutenant; J. C. Crisp, secretary and treasurer. Lower row: Eb Bul
Lvk' n,A, fiailev Willard PenderaTass. lis Wutt. Terrell Hoilmn Paul Potts Not in picture.
C D. Baird, W, M. Saifon, H. A. Wilhide, Elbert Aafet George Bean,- Arthur Pmnett, Joe DowdJe.
Need For Scrap Critical
Says Chm. Mendenhall
The situation regarding scrap metal has become critical. .There
has not been sufficient scrap collected since August 1 to keep our
steel mills running more than two weeks solid time. It's a known
fact that all steel mills must operate full time in order to provide
the munitions and equipment that are absolutely necessary to suc
cessfully promote the desperate conflict in which this country is
engaged. It is the duty of every patriotic citizen, men, women,
boys, and girls to take sufficient time to see that all scrap metal
in his or her neighborhood is gathered up and assembled along
the road side where haulers can see it and bring it m. It is also
necessary that all truck owners should volunteer their services in
order that this scrap can be hauled in to the Agricultural Building.
This is no time for us to wait or stand back with the hopes that
some one else will do the job. We all have a very definite job to do.
The month of October has been designated for a nation wide
scrap metal drive. It is hoped that all scrap in Macon county can
be gathered up by Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, so
that the volunteer haulers can bring all material in on those two
days. However, any neighborhood that has its scrap collected be
fore that date, there is no objection to bringing this material in at
The Salvage Committee for Macon county is composed of S. W.
Mendenhall, chairman; Florence S. Sherrilt, head of the women's
division ; J, L Vinson, ministerial association ; Gilmer A. Jones,
Town of Franklin; Roy Mashburn, the petroleum industry; Jinunie
Hauser, Boy Scouts; and Wilton Cobb for Highlands and High
lands township Scrap will be assembled at both Franklin and
Highlands. This material will be sold and the proceeds will be
turned over to the Red Cross.
LES ALL GET INTO THE SCRAP BY TURNING IN OUR
Macon County Salvage Chairman