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VOL. LVII, NO. 51
N. C. Weekly
WIAiR CONTRACTS GUIDE
Asheyille, Charlotte, Durman,
GreensboTO, Rocky Mount and
Wins ton -Salem have been certified
to the War Production. Board by
the War Manpower Commission as
areas where war contracts should
be placed because workers there
may be idle otherwise. Burlington,
Elizabeth City and Wilmington
. were listed as having labor short
ages. GASOLINE APPEALS. -Farmers
owning trucks who wish to appeal
their mileage allowances under their
certificates of war necessity should
see their USDA war boards, ac
cording to State OPA Rationing
Officer Hance Hofler.
NO FIREWORKS, PLEASE
Christmas should be celebrated
without fireworks, says the NoTth
Carolina Office of Civilian Defense.
Powder used in fireworks can be
used to better advantage on Japs
and Nazis, says OCD.
RATIONS DURING HOLIDAYS.
Persons who spend the Christmas
holidays away from their present
place of abode should take their
ration books with them if they
hope tot get sugar or coffee while
away, says John K. Simmons, state
OPIA food rationing officer. This
applies to college students who
have turned over their books to
y for New Orleans to
OCD directors from other
states -on war powers legislation.
The ndw director is immediate past
commander of the American Leg
ton in North Carolina.
iig exemption irom uiacKoiu
i the fact that man Of these ap
lications have not fcflpi acted up-
erry and Helen. Jacobs of
Aqooae; John Mck Boston. Rob
ert Bostw -iG" jimmie Burch of
Franklin and Leslie H. Munger of
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Center: J. D. Anderson,
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u wmnam oasion, nowiru
WtotaeftmK. I. D. DiUs, Lyie H.
DHls awd J. F. Smith, aU of
Franklin, Route I.
Hae On Week Holiday
The fall term of the county
schools will end. on Friday, De
cember 18, and here will be one
week for Christmas holiday. The
schools will reopen on Mono1).
two story, thirty room Hotel ot
Marahy burned early this (Thurs
day) morning. The hold was own
as hr Mr tns Vr. Towownd
ncad or wv-u auiwrnnH
wiH tram- qiatt to
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For Service In Dec. Call
Left This Week
December IS. The following
men have been accepted from this
board qn the December call and
left at various times during this
week. Those leaving on Tuesday
Were: Thomas L. Crunkleton, Ly
man F. Emory, James O. Beale,
Isaac N. Keener, J. D. Reece,
Henry H. Wilkes, Dewey W. Hol
land, Alkiy R. Peek, Frank L.
Crisp, Harold A. Cook, Grady M.
Holland, Claude F. Dills, James H.
McKinney, Joseph A. Dills.
Those leaving Wednesday, De
cember 16 were: Samuel W. Hig
don, Elmas H. Henson, William
D. McClure, George B. Waldroop.
Leaving Thursday, December 1:
Edwira T. Stiles.
Each boy was presented as usual
with a testament from the citizens
of the town and county, and the
American Legion Auxiliary pre
sented each one with a gift.
Thomas A. Russell
Meets Instant Death From
Electricity At Farner
Thomas Alexander Russell, 37,
of Cullasaja, met instant death last
Thursday afternoon from contact
with a high voltage wire while
working for TVA at Farner, Tenr.t
The accident occurred while he
was changing a switch on the
pump, while pursuing his duties as
foreman in tunnel work
eing shut off.
suffered slight burns arorTnock.
Mr. Russell has also done tunnel
work in New York. He was the
son of John R. Russell of Culla
saja. Funeral services were held at
the Sugar Fork Baatkfe, raaaah am,
Saturday, December 12. A large
number of friends and relatives
attended. Officiating were the Revs.
Frank Holland, C. W. Modderand
Philip L. Green. The sympathy of
all go out to the breaved family.
Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
ills Russell; three children,
n Dalton, of Farner, Carl
Russell, of Cullasaja;
John Russell, of Culla-
brothers, Dewey, Frank-
; Fritz, Cullasaja; War-
Simpson, of the army,
, of Cullasaja; two half
Pritchard Russell, of Cul-
nd Richmond Russell, of
e, S. C. ; four sisters, Mrs.
blland, of Clyde, Mrs. Rob-
Holland, of Bushnell, Mrs.
ett Hensons of Otto, and Mrs.
Russell, of Cullasaja, and two
lf-sisters, Mrs. Albert Potts and
rs. George Keener, of Gneiss.
Active pallbearers were Jesse
Estes, Lex Arnold, Ed Bryson,
Temple Taller., Luther Dills and
Leslie Young. Honorary pallbear
ers were Wiley Clark, Vernon H.
Fricks, Tom Wooten, Jesse Thomp-
ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 15.--Did
you know that love and kisses,
Christmas greetings, happy birth
days, birth announcements and re-
fiovi be sent,
Postal Section, TPWsJpers,
Fourth Service Command, And,
conversely, they may be sent this
way from "over there".
Of course other messages may
be sqnt also, just so they are brief,
and the fixed text is adhered to.
Naturally, the cablegrams must be
submitted through the proper chan
nels, and must be properly ad
dressed, out-going messages show
ing full name, Army serial number,
APO cable address and the routing
word. This type message will con
sist of not more than three of the
fixed authorized texts. Thus, for
$120 you could cable: "Hearing
your voice on the wireless gave
me a wonderful thrill Glad and
proud to hear of your decoration.
Everybody thrilled. Many thanks
ese EFM cables, except tor
stmas fireetings. are fliscon-
ed until after December 27.
may send the Christmas mes
sages, however, at any time
through December 25, and after
the 27th any of the messages or
helping Mr. imsn
THREE BROTHERS IN SERVICE Three tons of Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey G. Cabe. of Franklin, R. F. D. No. 4. arc
serving with the United States armed forces. They are shown
above: Sergeant Elwood Cabe (left) of the Marine Corps,
now somewhere in the Pacific area; Pvt. Harvey Cabe, Jr.,
(center) of the U. S. Army, now taking a radio course at
Madison, Wis.; and Pvt. Harold Cabe (right), of the U. S.
Army, now stationed at tin Camp, N. Y.
Corporal Herrell Led ford, son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Ransome Led
ford, is stationed jyith the U. S.
Army im Hawaii. He entered the
service in February, 1942, at Fort
Bragg, where he was statioped for
14te Mrs. Dal
ton of West's
Mill, who is sta
tioned in Austra
lia. He volunteer
ed in Oct.. 1941,j
15, 1942. DALTON
IN MERCHANT MARINE
hL3sb1 Msw -1
Howard Crisp, who is in the
merchant marine, stationed at Sam
Francisco, Calif., has been visiting
his brother, Clarence Crisp, and
Mrs. Crisp, at Franklin, and his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A.
Crisp, at Bryson Chy.
Mr. Crisp first wen to sea on
May 15, 1936. He attended the
Maritime commission school and
received his steam engineers li
cense on April 17, 1942. Since April
he has been assigned to an Army
transport ship, and has recently
returned from the war zone.
Pvt. James Howard Keener, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A Keener of
Otto, who is now somewhere in
England. His last letter reports
that he was well and liked the
English people. This cut was pub
lished last week with the wrong
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C, THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 1942
Of 18-Year-Olds Is Slow;
The following classifications have
been announced by the Local
Board: Albert Lyle Ramsey, Jr.,
ire IV-B, Senior Division, R.O.T.C.,
Harold Thomas Bridgman, Jr., i.C,
enlisted; changed from 1-A to 2-B,
Robert Preleau Standfield, from
3-A to Raul John Dalrymple,
and J. C. Hawkins, the latter a
volunteer for Officer's Training;
from 1-A to 3-C, Harvey Dorris
Vanhook; from 3-A to 3-B, Har
old PrePston Norman John Pier
pont Strother, Thomas Henry
Christy; 1-A to 3-A, Lawson Has
kal Owenby, Arlin Alvin Smith,
Paul Lacy Smith and Willard Gold
man Passmore. '
The registration of men who
have become 18 since July 1, 1942,
ing slowly in this coun-
Appoints Local Committee
And Gives Ration Rules
The OPA has secured the ap
pointment of an Advisory Price
Committee to the Local War Price
and Rationing Board composed of
tnlmer A. Jones, chairman; Gor
don Moore and Mrs. Florence
Sherrill. This committee will han
dle all matters covered by the
maximum price regulations, such
as ceiling prices, service charges
and adjustments, according to an
announcement by Dr. W. E. Furr,
chairman of the Rationing Board.
Rationing Stamp No. 10 will have
a weight value of 3 lbs. and is
good from Dec. 15 to midnight
Jan. 31, 1943.
Institutional users of sugar will
be required to register for their
January and February allotment
beginning December 26 to January
Owners of institutional establish
ments such as hotels, boarding
houses and other establishments in
which persons are served 12 or
more meals per week, who desire
to continue their registration as
institutional users of sugar, will
be required to submit, when ap
plying for their January-February
allohueirt, a formal report show
ing the number of persons served
12 or more meals per week and
surrender to the Local War Price
and Rationing Board their No. 9
War RmtMa Book No. 2
War Ration Book No. 2 Will be
issued during a two weeks period
to be announced. The nature and
use of War Ration Book No. 2
is an all purpose coupon book
which will be used to ration com
modities to be announced in the
On Kmj Kyser Program
Our town came in for some pub
licity over a nationwide hookup
last week when Kay Kyser, broad
casting from Luke Field, Ariz.,
called on "Corporal William S.
Johnson of Franklin, N. C
Friends of "Bill" whose civilian
occupation vAs that of managing
The Fran klia Press, before he
joined the Air Corps in July 1941,
got quite a surprise when they
heard his name called and a
"thrill" when they heard their
home town named over the ether.
The inimitable Kay, who also hails
from North Carolina, greeted hisn
as a neigbor, and presented him
with a substantial gift in War
Stamps from the sponsor of the
Thorpe Tells Engineers
Of Aluminum Development
First Cost Of $500 Pound
Reduced Now To
J. E. S. Thorpe, president of the
Nantahala Power company, spoke
to members of the Western North
Carolina Engineers club on Mon
day right at the George Vander
bilt hotel in Asheville on the de
velopment of aluminum from the
time it was discovered until the
The program also included the
showing of la film in Technicolor
entitled "Unfinished Rainbows"
which dramatized the development
of aluminum from the time it was
a plaything on the table of Napo
leon the Third because it was the
most expensive metal ii the world.
Mr. Thorpe explained that the
problem of producing aluminum
cheaply was not due to its scar
city, but to the difficult in dis
covering a process of wresting it
from other elements with which
it was combined in complicated
chemical compounds. The French
developed a process which reduc
Of Christmas Carols With
Story Of Nativity
A Christmas program of music,
accompanying the story of the
Nativity, as told in St. Luke's
Gospel, will be given by the pupils
of the Franklin school in the high
school auditorium on Friday morn
ing, December 18, beginning at
a meeting of the
a full attendance.
friends are urged to atten
Christmas entertainment, which
promises to be exceptionally well
done, as the children have prac
tised carefully the carols and songs
in chorus. It is hoped they will
be encouraged by a large audience.
The program is outlined as fol
Scripture readings from the 2nd
chapter of Luke by the Rev. Rufus
First reading Verses 1 through
5, "O Little Town of Bethlehem."
fifth and sixth grades; "Christmas
Carol", third and fourth grades.
Second reading Verses, 6 and
7, "Silent Night", tenth grade.
Third reading Verses 8 through
M, "The First Noel", eleventh
Fourth reading Verses 12,
Away in a Manger", first and
Fifth reading Verses 13 and 14,
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing",
seventh, eighth and ninth grades.
Sixth reading Verses 15, X)
Come. All Ye Faithful", twelfth
Sever.h reading Verses 16
through 20, "Joy to the World",
entire audience, led by Rev. Philip
Benediction, Rev. John L. Stokes.
J: E. Whitaker Soon
To Leave For Service
J. E. Whitaker, manager of the
local A. & P. store, who was ac
cepted a few weeks ago for serv
ice in the Seebees, a branch of
Navy service, has received notice
to report in Raleigh on December
29. G. J. Fortner, formerly with
the A. & P. store in Brevard, has
taken over the management of the
Mrs. Whitaker will remain in
Franklin for the present. She has
accepted a position with Pearl s
Mrs. Robert Gaines
Resumes Work Of
County Health Nurse
Mrs. Robert R. Gaines, who en
deared herself to Macon county
during her previous service as
health nurse, has resumed this
work at the request of the "couMy
committee. Mrs. Tempie McCombs,
who has served in this capacity for
several months has been transfer
red to Jackson county, with resi
dence in Sylva.
Dr. C N. Sisk of Waynesville.
district health officer for Hay
wood, Jackson, Macon, Swain,
Cherokee, Transylvania and the In
dian Reservation, is now spending
$2.00 PER YEA.t
ed the cost from $500 to $12 a
pound. A young American, an
Oberlin college student, discovered
a process which led to the de
velopment of the Aluminum Com
pany of America.
Aluminum Goes To War
Touching on the modern aspect
of aluminum, Mr. Thorpe told his
audience that it is being produced
by the industry now composed of
three companies iri, 4! different
plants over the nation. There is
enough for essential war uses- at
present but none for civilian use.
He told the group that it probably
would be some time before alum
inum is again released for civilian
use but it is slipping into more
and more uses in the war effort
and the production is reaching
"The aluminum industry has
only one customer, the United
States government," Mr. Thorpe
said. He said that aluminum is
,now being produced for about IS
cents a pound because of mass
production, as compared with $500
a pound when it was first develop
ed. SHORT TERM
Judge Ervin Of Morgan
ton Presides For
Civil court business was dis
patched in a record short term of
five hours on Wednesday, Decem
ber 16, when only a few cases
were disposed of and seeral di
vorce cases were heard.
Ervin of Morgamon
hold court this week
Second week jurors were noti
fied last week that they need not
report for civil court, and all jury
cases were continued until the
Will Visit St. Agnes Church
Sunday, December 20
The Rt. Rev. Robert E. Gribbin.
D. D., Bishop of the Episcopal di
ocese of Western North Carolina,
will administer the rite of con
firmation at St. Agnes church on
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock and
will preach the sermon. A cordial
invitation is extended to all to at
tend this service.
Bishop Gribbin will arrive Sat
urday and will be the guest 01
Miss Lassie Kelly.
Mrs. Ollie Bank of Beta, N. C.
and her sister, Miss Lillian Bank,
of Washington, D. C, recently
visited Mrs. Tom McGoilum of
Frank Duncan Now
Sole Owner Of
Duncan Motor Co.
Frank Duncan, local manager of
the Ford Agency, is now sole own
er of ' the Duncan Motor company,
it was announced this week. It has
formerly been incorporated with
W. A. Reece of Andrews and W.
R. Hampton of Sylva, Ford deal
ers in those towns, as other mem
bers. The corporation, has been dis
solved by order of Secretary of
State Thad Eure at the request of
the joint ownership.
The business which has always
been under the management of Mr.
Duncan, will continue as usual, to
give a high quality of service to
the motoring public, according to
the owner's statement today.
Many Stores To Remain
Closed December 26
A list of stores which have
agreed to close on both Friday and
Saturday, Christmas Day and the
day following, is given on another
page in this issue. Those who have
agreed to give their employees this
extra day with the Christmas holi
day include grocery, hardware and
every Tuesday in Franklin conduct
ing clinics. Dr. Mary Michael of
Haywood, assistant health officer,
has been assisting in clinics for
infant and maternity care and in
examination of school children.