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WOMEN AT WAR WEEK - NOVEMBER 22-28
Hi U.S.WAR BONDS
VOL. LVII, NO. 47
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 194
$2.00 PER YEAR
Macon's Largest Scrap Pile
Women Will Sell Bonds
And Stamps Next Week
A. L. M CLEAN m
Prominent Citizen of West's Mill
Who Died Suddenly Last Friday.
Funeral Held At lot la;
The sudden death of Augustus
L. McLean, 08, on last Friday eve
ning, November 13, was a shock
to his family and friends. Mr. Mc
Lean had been in his usual health,
being seized with a heart attack
after working all afternoon on a
piece of farm machinery at his
home at West's Mill. He was 'ar
ranging his farm affairs in prepa
ration of leaving to resume his
work as a teacfefer of 'Sheet eta
work in airplane construction tor
the government. He had been en
gaged in this work in Raleigh,
Kocky Mount and Charlotte.
Prior to his coming to Macon
county about ten years ago, Mr.
McLean was a resident of Bun
combe county where he served as
'highway commissioner and held
other important positions. He was
owner of the A. L. McLean Furn
ace Heating and Sheet Metal com
pany of Asheville and president of
the McLean Air Filter Co., Inc.,
tof Biltmore. He disposed of his
Asheville interests when he retired
to his farm in Macon county. Mr.
(McLean was a prominent and pop
ular citizen. He was a candidate
for the General Assembly in the
primary of 1940, but. withdrew be
fore the primary.
Funeral services were held at
lhe Iotla- Methodist church on Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, with
the Rev. Philip L. Green, pastor,
officiating, assisted by the Rev.
J. L. Stokes II. Interment was in
the church cemetery. Mr. McLean
was a member of the Snow Hill
(Methodist church, a 32nd degree
Scottish Rite Mason connected
with the . Asheville lodge; also a
member of the Modern Woodmen
of. America Lodge.
Pallbearers were Clyde West,
Theodore Raby, Robert T. Bryson,
Carr Bryson, Dr. J. L. West and
Surviving Mr. McLean are his
widow,, the' former Miss Olive
IKamsey of Iotla, one son, Ralph
McLean, who is warden of the
State Prison at Raleigh, one
daughter, Mrs. Robert Wright of
Hajnpton, Va. ; one brother, Clif
ford A. McLean of Knoxville,
Tent., and three grandchildren.
Out-of-town relatives and friends
attending the funeral were Mrs.
Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
McLean, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
McLean; a niece, Mrs. Albert
Craig and Mr. Craig; Mr. and
Mrs. Harry McLean and daughter,
Mrs. Alice Montgomery and Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Cherry, all of
Knoxville, Tenn.; Dr. and Mrs. W.
G. Cheves of Raleigh ; Judge V.
Nettles, Harry Nettles, Mr. and
Mr. Charles Masters and Mrs. C.
E. Northern of Asheville.
Mrs. L. B. Ramey, of Champaign,
111., is visiting her sister, Miss
Ethel Hurst at her home on Har
Mrs. R. D. Wells left today for
a visit with her daughters, Mrs.
William Krickboum and Miss Ger-
ldine Wells in Baltimore, Md. She
was accompanied to Newport News, j
Va. by Mrs. Roger Wellj and two 1
mall children. ,
Here are some of the many
recent drive, and assembled oiii
Thanksgiving At Franklin
A Union Thanksgiving service,
with 11 Franklim congregations co
operating, will be held at the
Franklin Methodist church, on
Thanksgiving morning at 8:30
o'clock. The Rev. A: Kufus Mor
gan will deliver the message. Of
ferings will be made to the re-,
spective orphanages as designated
Men In Service
ALFRED WINTON PERRY
Son of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Perry, who received his Army Air
Force "Wings" and diploma last
week at Craig Field, Ala.
PVT. VIVIAN H. BROWN
Who is with the U. S. Army Air
Corps in Robins Field, Ga. spent
last weekend with his mother, Mrs.
F. E. Brown. He has been in the
Army two months.
MURRAY IS CHIEF
Fred J. Murray
of Franklin, who
enlisted in the
U. S. Navy in
1939, is now a
mate an the U.S.
S. Monticello. He
received his train
ing at the Nor
folk naval hos
pital at Ports
mouth, Va. He is
the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank
I. Murray of
Pvt. James R. (Bobby) Wal
droop, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
R. Waldrpop, who volunteered No-
vember 5 in the Mechanical Div
igkm of the Army Air Corps, is
stationed at Keesler Field, Miss,
(Owlimj To Pmff Eight)
-tons of scrap metal collected by the people of Macon County in the
the vacant lot adjoining the Agricultural Building Photo by Crisp
To Win $1000 War Bond
Chairman Sam Mendenhall
Tbe people of Macon county are
gratified that their united efforts
ir. the scrap drive resulted in
iMacon county's winning the first
prize offered to the county coI:
lecting the highest per capita
amount by the North Carolina
newspapers participating in the
its the drive. The prize is a $1,000
Sam Mendenhall, county chair
man, states that Frank Daniels,
of the Raleigh News and Observer,
state chairman of the N. C. News
paper Scrap Metal Campaign, will
make the band payable to Henry
W. Oabe, treasurer of the scrap
committee, in. whose keeping the
bond will remain until the end of
Much interest has been expressed
as to the final disposition of the
bond. It seems to be the unanimous
opinion of all expressing them
selves on this subject that when
this bond has served its purpose
in helping to win the war and
Uncle Sam can conveniently re
turn the loan, that the money be
used for the benefit, in some way
of the young people who helped
to earn it.
In the meantime, Defense Chair
man Houk has suggested that it
be in a frame and hung on the
wall of the Bank of Franklin.
Mr. Mendenhall expressed again
his appreciation to all county I
Leave For Camp Jackson
The following men who went to
Camp Croft on November 6 for
second examination were accepted
and returned to Fort Jackson, S.
C, following furloughs.
Those who returned November
16 were James Gordon Cook,
Chletis D. Gassaway, Robert H.
Ledford, Ferd A. DeHart and
Orin W. Day.
Returning November 17 were
George T. McPherson and Ural
Those who will return November
21 are the following: Woodrow
W. Shook, Crawford D. Burgess,
Joe B. Morgan, Daniel B. Garland,
Ralph W. Penland, John A. Bry
son, Hayes E Crisp, Grady T.
Brendle, William T. Shields, Joe
L. Henry, Charles A. Clouse, Zollie
H. Buchanan, Lloyd M. Bradley,
Carl R. Evans, William D. Gunnin,
Walter J. Hopkins, J. H. Oliver,
Clyde L. Chastain, Charles H. Led
ford, Hoyt D. Ledford, Andrew T.
Raby, Alex L. Dills, Dallas D.
Rowland, C. L. Potts, Thomas F.
Vinson, Wilterd L. McCoy, Floyd
E. Gibbs, Wirbom B. Hodgins,
Kenneth L. Cook, John R. Allen,
Weaver Wykle, James R. Norris,
James F. McCall, Harry Welch,
Wayne M. McDowell, William E.
Nichols, Grady Bates, Robert G.
Quilliams, Gene A. Taylor, Victor
Franks, Earl N. Slagle, John M.
Jones, Joseph W. Fouts, Raleigh V.
Rowland. Tolbert G. Roper.
The U. D. C. and ladies of the
Presbyterian church entertained
Phil McCollum who has enlisted
in the U. S. Navy left Franklin
Wednesday night to report at the
Charlotte Recruiting station.
Pvt. Hugh A. Corpening hias
been across the waters for some
time. His family heard from him
October 24 and he had been in
Who orgamized the county scrap
metal drive which resulted in Ma
con taking first prize offered by
the newspapers of North Carolina.
chairmen, assistants, business firms,
and truck owners, school officials
and pupils and others who gave
their time and substance to make
this contribution tw the war effort.
He warmly commended the part
played by the Highlands people
under the chairmanship of Wilton
Roy Mashburn, petroleum chair
man, did a fine job in organizing
the filling stations as scrap depots
through the county.
In Classification Reported
By Local Board
The Local Board announces the
following changes in classification
From 1-B to 1-A, George Lee
Guffey, George Robert McCon
nell, Gilmer Lee Bryant, Arvel
From 2-B to 1-A, Charles Otto
Avery. From 1-A to 3-A, Emery
Houston Douthitt, Charles Alex
ander Williams, Alfred Leopard,
Elmer Neville F'risby.
From 3-A to 3-B, James Wil
liam Beck, and James Ranson
Kennedy. From 1-B to 4-F, James
Robert Browning, Ras Penland,
Waynes Hampton Estes, Charlie
Erbin Carnes, John Jesse Potts,
Hugh Crockett Medford, Harry
Webb, Henry Wesley Tyler.
The following were placed in
1-C following enlistment: Phil
Bruce McCollum, Jessie Edgar
Wliitaker, John Zackie Leather
man, Richard Carl Zoellner, Jos
eph Oscar Green, Alexander Jack
son Moore, Jr.
Tcm Leach, 74
Tom Leach, 74, for 40 years con
nected with merchantile concerns
in Franklin and a widely-known
citizen, died early Tuesday monn
ing after an illness of several
weeks. He had been in poor health
for some time. The immediate
cause of death was attributed to
A native of Swain county he
moved to Macon county with his
parents when -he was a boy. He
was the son of the late Frank and
Susan Cunningham Leach.
Mr. Leach was a member of the
Junior Order United American Me
chanics. Funeral, services were held at
the tome on West Main street
here Wednesday afternoon at 3
o'clock with the Rev. Philip L.
Green off iciatmg. Burial wa$ in
the Franklin MMtftry.
IB ; ESS
Goes To Raleigh
RICHARD S. JONES
Who Has Been Appointed Assistant
to the Secretary of State,
R. S. JONES TO
GO TO R ALEIGH
Will Assist Secretary Of
State In Charge Of
Richard Sloan Jones of the firm
of Jones and Jor.es of Franklin,
has accepted the appointment of
assistant to the secretary of state
in charge of publications, accord
ing to an announcement made by
Thad Eure, secretary of state, last
Mr. Jones returned from Raleigh
on Tuesday where he had been to
consider the position, and stated
that he would assume his new
duties on December 1, which will
necessitate his residence at the
capital. His .many friends are grati
fied that this recognition has been
accorded to one of the county's
most popular and useful citizens
Mr. Jones is junior member of
the law firm of which his older
brother, Gilmer A. Jones, is senior
partner. His father was the late
George A. Jones, one of the most
prominent lawyers of western
North Carolina of his generation.
Mis mother is Mrs. Harriet Sloan
Jones of Franklin. He has lived
in Franklin all his life. He is
chairman of Macon county Board
of Elections, attorney for the town
of Franklin and secretary and
treasurer of the Macon County
Building and Loan association.
Fr. Jones received his education
at State College, Raleigh, and the
University of North Carolina. In
1939 he married Miss Lois Halman
of La Grange, Ga. They have two
children, Richard, Jr., and Mar
garet. At present his family will
remain in Franklin, it was learned
An urgent wire ha been re
ceived here for a quote of at
least 15) hoy and young men
between the ages of 16 and 25
to train for welding jobs for
war industries. A special bus it
leaving Asheville on Monday,
November 23 at 12 o'clock, with
no cost except bus fare from
Franklin to Asheville.
Dtering two to three months
training at the Wilmington
NYA Training Center they will
receive hoard and training free
and $10.80 per month while
training. Immediately upon coin,
pleting the course the trainee!
are transferred to ship yards
with standard pay.
See Mrs. Ordway at the Agri
cultural Building from 10 a, in.
to 2 p. m. Saturday.
These training centers are
now under the War Manpower
Surviving are two brothers, John
R., of Andrews, and Gus, of Frank
lin, and five sisters, Mrs. L. C.
Waldroop, of Franklin, Route 1 ;
Mrs. John C. Wright, of Franklin,
and the Misses Nora, Laura and
Ida Leach, of Franklin.
J. E. Potts and sons, funeral di
rectors here, were in charge of
Mrs. Archer, Chairman,
Announces Women At
War Week Plans
Mrs. John Archer, chairman of
Women-at-War Week, announced
final plans for the War Savings
Bond and Stamp Drive to be spon
sored by the women November
22 to 28 at a meeting of the com
mittee on Wednesday evening at
the Agricultural building.
Mrs. J. E. S. Thorpe and Mrs.
Allan Brooks were appointed as
special feature chairmen to have
charge of booths for the sale of
stamps and bonds, Mrs. John
Wasilik, Jr., as bond instruction
chairman. Mrs. H. E. Church is
chairman of the local women's
organization. Mrs. J.VW. C. John
son is nublicitv chairman -nA trc
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H. H. Griuse will act as treasurer.
Mrs. T. W. Angel, Jr., will have
charge of raising special fhnds to
buy a bond for the Garden Club.
H. D. Club Lead County Drive
This program is to be carried to
the entire county through citizen
ship leaders of the Home Demon
stration clubs under Mrs. Florence
S. Sherrill. 4-H Club girls will give
a skit at tthe high school and will
act as assistants at the booths on
Red Cross Work Displayed
Mrs. Jim Perry, production
chairman of the Red rrn
arrange a display of Red Cross
work Deing done in the county.
Members of the T.irl S ;n
sell stamps durine the week
The program will be carried out
Monday, November 23, Minute
Women Assembly Day; Tuesday,
November 24, Housewives for Vic
tory Day ; Wednesday, November
25, Gold Star and Mothers of
Boys in Service; Thursday, No
vember 26, Thanksgiving Day;
Friday, November 27, Farm Wo
men for Victory Day; Saturday
November 28, American Family
The members of the Woman's
Salvage Division have been in
structed regarding this drive and
will be able to answer any ques
tions. Teachers in all Vf
-in vvjuii i v
schools have been urged by the
chairman to put on a drive for
the sale of stamps to the school
Salvage Captains For Fat
Collection Appointed By
Mrs. Bradley, Chairman
Mrs. Charles Bradley, chairman
of the Franklin Woman's Salvage
Division, has appointed salvage
captains for all sections of Frank
lin. These captains are to make
a house to house campaign to start
all homemakers to save grease
in the proper manner, and to start
storing tin cans although they may
not be collected for several months.
These captains are as follows :
Harrison avenue, Mrs. Dcrald Ashe;
Bidwell street, Mrs. Charles . Brad
ley; Palmer street, Mrs. Tom Mc
Collum; Green street, Mrs. Verna
Green May; White Oak and Iotla
streets, Mrs. Joe Palmer; West
Main and Riverview streets, Mar
ion carr; Bonnie Crest, Mrs.
Martin Angel; Georgia Road, Mrs.
Since the waste fat campaign
started in Macon county, the three
markets in Franklin reported a
collection of 260 pounds. Armour's
truck collects all fat and delivers
it to Tenderers in Asheville. Of
ficial collection stations in Frank
lin are: H & K Market at the
A. & P.; Swafford's Market; and
Baldwin and Liner.
Directions again for collection
of fat are as follows: (l) Save
all your waste cooking fats; (2)
pour into clean, wide-mouthed can ;
(3) keep in refrigerator or a cool,
dark pkace until you have collected
at least one pound; (4) take to
your meat dealer, who is cooperat
ing patriotically in this drive.
Save Your Cans!
Mrs. Florence S. Sherrill, chair
man of the Woman's Salvage Divi
sion of Maocm county, is urging
every homemaker to begin saving
tin cans, and states that a large
family cannot fill a flour barrell
with the cans they use if they are
properly prepared and stored.
Cut off both ends, wash thor
oughly, remove the label and step
heavily, flattening the body crf the
can. The two ends may be placed
inside the body of the can be
( Continue ea Pago Eight)