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FRANKLIN. N. C? THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 1*43
$2.00 Pt-K t ,
Ration Board Defines OPA
Rules On Pleasure Driving
Cooperation I? Requested
Any motorist who violates the
Ol'A regulation against pleasure
driving may have his ration book
revoked by the local rationing
board, J)r, W. E. Furr, Chairman
of the Macon* County War Pi ice
and Rationing Board, said today
in urging the public in this vicin
ity to refrain from pleasure driv
Chairman Furr's statement was
made jointly with L. W. Drisooll
of Charlotte, District OPA man
ager, following receipt of infor
mation from Washington point
ing to the gravity of the fuel
oil shortage on the Eastern Sea
The Charlotte district Office of
Price Administration has been call
ed upon for numerous interpreta
tions of whether specific activities
constituted pleasure driving.
Among questions raised is whe
ther it would be legal to attend
sports events, bridge games, book
club meetings and any other so
cial affairs. Certainly, these ac
tivities should be coniinued, but
the participants must either walk,
use the bus or find sotne other
way besides their cars to get
there, Mr. Driscoll explained.
"Dining at hotels, clubs, restau
rants also is out ? Unless you can
get there some other way than by
auto. Attendance at movies, visits
to skating rinks, bowling alleys,
billiard parlors, dances and all
other social activities also are
definitely prohibited ? if cars- are
used for such purposes. Hunting,
also is under tlve ban.
"States along the Eastern Sea
board are consuming around 40,000
more barrels of oil a day than
is being brought into the area.
If this sort of thing goes on, it
probably won't beioog before we'll
be having gasless days or even
weeks. We can prevent that sit
uation from developing if the peo
ple will cooperate one hundred
percent in eliminating all except
essential driving,.. Mr. Driscoll
....The local iwtsaning board, Dr.
W. E. F?rr, chairman, itam the
followejg information I Us yak:
Babies bom after December IS,
1MZ, must bo registered far tboir
ration books within a month niter
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Institutional usarr af coffee will
bo issued 4(|W cent of thair faaaa
? Fab. 1, ana for only ma month
d a time.
Tira inspectors for holdars of
A ration hooks is postponed to
March SI, B and C fu intioii
book holders to Fab. ZS.
Only persons IS years of a?e
at time War Ration Book No. I
was issued, are eligible for coffee.
No changes ?nn ha made on book.
Quarterly mileage aa nMaaaJ by
the Office of Defence T nui Sparta -
tion should' bo stated on all ap
plications for now track tires and
For some time the Nantahala
Power and Light Company, has
been replacing light! on complaints
from citizens that hoodlums had
thrown rocks at the street lights
outside their homes, plunging the
sircets m darkness.
Whether the purpose of these
marauders has been merely a spirit
of vandalism or for the purpose
of darkening the street for some
oilier motive, like that of stealing
cars or tires, is not Iwiown.
However, it is understood that
there is some evidence which might
lead to the arrest of suspicious
persons. Some neighborhoods have
had lights broken twice within a
few weeks, and there have been
eye Knesset to tome of these
FSA Help* Farmer*
Meet Roosevelt God
At representative of the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, aH
Farm Security Administration em
ployee* ere co-operating with lo
cal war boards and other agricul
tmiral workers in helping farmers
to *arry out their 1943 food pro
duction goals m line with thej
resident's "farm mobilization'^
"My office will continue to make,
loans to enable farmers to in
crease food production and all the
facilities and services of th* Farm
services to put themselves into
four ?hap?," nid A I. Run m,
By Local Board
I he Local board announces the
following classifications made at
the meeting of the -Hoard on Jan
uary 12, 194J :
Classified ia 1 - A ; Lawrence
Howard Sanders, Johnnie Clyde
Reeves, John Wiley Hurst, Claude
Erwin Gibson, Elcaney Jenkins,
Howard Stiwinter, Grady Hopkins,
Carl Junior Seagle, Earl l'arker,
Conley Jefferson Bradley, Glenn
Carter Wilson, William Harvey
Hastings, Thurman F. Rogers,
John 'i'had Ashe, Troy Alexander
Gregory, Carl Dester McMahan,
John Henry Wood, C. L. Pender
grass, Kadlord Eugene Jacobs, and
Willie George Stanfield.
In Il-C: Wade Huffman Hig
don, Mericus Oewey McCoy. In
4-F : Andrew Jackson Crain, and
James Howard Ledford.
The following were re-classified:
Jeff Hailen Enloe, Jr., from 3-A
to II-C; Walter Eugene Furr, Jr.,
from II-A to 1-C, enlisted* in th^
U.S. NavalReserve, commissioned
as Ensign; from 11-B to 4-F, Bill
Buchanan; from 3-A to 4-F, Lloyd
William burgess, colored; from
3-A to I-A, Clint Hnriwi Wilton;
from I-A to Il-A. JauM Edwin
Guffey, Carl Dewey tiiilH Wiley
James Sanders, Morris. Etfcton Gib
son; from II-B to I-A, Edwin
Cochrane Guy; from Il-A to I-A,
Dorman Dale Gibson, R. L. Scott;
from II-A to 3-A, Wallace Adam
The following men were placed
in 4-H, having passed their 38th
birthday before being inducted: Joe
Lawrence Dalton, Alex Rozelle
Fouts, Sam Alexander Baty, Wil
liam J/ennings Bryan Jones, Ever
ette Alexander Owenby, Joke Har
ry Potts, Treacy Morris Bernard,
George Robert McCoiwell, Lee
Douglas Wood Walter James
Yoong, Harvey Edwards, Dewey
Vinson Upcv WiUwn Huftter Mc^
Guire, Charles Edwin Johnson.
The Board also announces the
following classifications and re
In I-A: George William Roper,
Jacob Aster Waters, Charles Wood,
Jr., Clyde Owenby, Mark Owen
Sanders, Morris Edison Gibson,
Burl Wayne Ray, Frank Lewis
Hughes, Lyle Alonio Tilson, Ralph
McKinney Bingham, Robert Paul
Ray, Howard Theodore Brendle,
John Gibson Murray, D. L Row
land, Walter Raleigh Dowell, John
Henry Burch, Odell Roper, Rufus
Collier, Parley Esco Gibson, James
Forest Johnson, James Clifton Wil
kes, Robert Leondus Anderson,
Herman William Norton, Charlie
Franklin Mashburn, Carl Dewey
Bailey, Lennes Tom Webb, William
Leon Sellers, Raymond Willis
Wood, James Byron Foster, Har
vey Lee Brown, Samuel Luther
Snyder, Thomas Kinsland, Hers
chel Mason, Willard Nelson Car
ver, Frank Burnette Watts. Two
colored registrants also in I-A:
Robert Lewis Addington ana
Charles Scruggs, Jr. In 2-B: Grady
Hugh Rogers. In 3-A: James Eu
gene .Oliver, James Ellis Ledford.
In 4-F: William Ransom Ledford,
Forrest Lifayette Hoilman, Jake
Bud Holland, JDavid Marion San
ders, and Lloyd Lyle Anderson.
The majority of these registrants
were those of the 20-year and
18-yev old group registered in
June of 1942. , .
The following were re-claswf ted .
From 4-F to I-A: Henry. Arthur
Qeaveland ; from IB to JrAi Bu
r/en Van Owenby; from 3-A to 1-A.
Bob Witt ; from I-A to ^A, Logan
Berry Ashe, Henry Grady
brooks, and J?P? ^W^w
Greene. From I-A to II-B. P???
John Dalrymple. From 3-A to
John Wylie Clarke, Herman Ma
son. Men accepted in the army
by induction or ?h"
Joseph Whiteside, Claude B. Bur
rell, Buel Lee Breedlove and
CUrence Eugene Paul.
TALLENT BABY DIES |
Helen Arbutus TVllent, 28 days
old, daughter of Mr. *nd Mrs.
Dock Tallent of lotla, (tied Sunday,
January 17, with whooping -dough.
Funeral services were held at the
Baptist church oin Monday. Sur
viving besides the pweata are one
brother, Carlos, and one sister,
Ruth, and the grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs Jim Tallent.
T-e Macon County Sunday
School Convention will meet at the
Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Sun
day, Jan. 24th, at 2:30 ft in.
The Rev. H. M. Alley, pastor
of the Highlands Baptist Church
it to be the principal speaker.
county FSA supervisor, whose of
fice is located is the Agriculture
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N. C. Weekly
NO LANTERN CUT? North Car
olina farmers will be able to
keep buying liquid fuel oil lamps
and lanterns. While a large num
ber of other articles made of steel
for war use hav.e been stopped for
the duration ? there will continue
to be lanterns for use around the
House and ham.
CELLOPHANE GOES TO WAR
? Housewives will see less and
less articles wrapped in cellophane
from now until af'.er the war is
over. Reason is that cellophane is
needed for gas capes for the
United States Array.
PLEASURE DRIVING ? State
OPA Director, T. S. Johnson,
said this week that county, muni
cipal, state and OPA officers will
keep on checking cars for pleasure
driving. Already almost 360 North
Carolina drivers have been "tag
ged" for pleasure driving and will
have to appear before their local
rationing boards to explain why
their gasoline should not be taken
SHARE YOUR CAR? The' North
Carolina Office of Civilian De
fense this week will push car
sharing in all sections of the state
through block and community Scatt
ers. OCD says that car-sharing 4s
"all important" in the present gas
oline and rubber crisis and every
effort should be made to share as
many rides as possible.
BICYCLES? All the North Caro
linans who have been wishing
tfvey had bought bicycles before
rationing began are going to have
their hearts made glad by a new
OP A ruling relaxing eligibility
rules for the purchase of bikes.
From now on, anyone gainfully
employed or doing volunteer work
public welfare, or students who
need bicycles for getting to and
from school, will be eligible to
receive a rationing certificate if
he or she can show need for a
bicycle at least four days a week.
Applications for rationing certifi
cates must be made at tse local
War Price and Rationing Boards,
W. Hance Hofler, state OPA ra
tion officer, said.
TRUCKING OUTLOOK? The out
look tor North Carolina's com
mercial vehicles appears fairly
bleak for 1943, according to State
OUT officials, and here's the way
the situation stacks up: tires in
the main will be made of crude
and reclaimed rubber, which means
that they won't wear well, and in
addition military requirements for
rubber will leave only 45 percent
as much rubber for' commercial
motor vehicles in 19C as they
used in 1941 ; manpower shortages
will become steadily more serious,
and women must take over wher
ever possible, and the parts situa
tion can be summed up in four
words? 'Tight and getting tighter."
ODT also reminds North Carolina
truck owners that January 31 is
the deadline for getting tempor
ary gat rations from local boards.
Hie time for obtaining War Ra
tion Book No. 2 to be used in
connection with the rationing of
meat, canned goods and other
commodities in 1943, will be an
nounced 'soon by the Office- of
Price Administration. War Ration
Book. No 2 cannot be obtained
by persons who do not possess
War Ration Book No. 1.
SCHOOL MILK PROGRAM
SOON TO BE LAUNCHED
W. J. Velsor, field representative
of the Food Distribution Adminis
tration, U. S. Department of. Ag
riculture, Raleigh, visited Frank
lin this week and completed arran
gements for a possible school milk
program for the Franklin school.
Plans have he?n completed for the
financing of this program by a
committee of the Parent-Teachers
association of which Dr. J. L.
Stokes II, is the chairman.
Arrangements have been made
to supplenvcnt funds available for
the operation of the program so
that school children may receive
a half pint of milk a day by the
payment by them of only one
It is hoped that this program
will .be approved by the regional
administrator. Col. James H. Pal
mer, of Atlanta, Ga? so that th#
program may begin operation it
m early tee.
Men In Service
Robert W. Norton, son of
R. L. Norton, of Dillard, Ga., Rt.
1, has been promoted to the rank
PVT. GREEN COMMENDED
FOR SERVICE IN ENGLAND
The following is taken from a
letter received by Mr. and Mrs.
Hannibal Green of Franklin from
their son's commanding officer:
Private Carl Green...wat of great
assistance in providing meals and
lodging for a party of 45 represen
tatives of the press at a castle
in southern nland on the night of
November 1 and the morning of
November 2. This was on the oc
?*sw?rwf rte-Vhit of Mr*. Frank
lin D. Roosevelt... It is requested
that this letter of commendation
be brought to the attention of
the Commanding General and that
a copy be placed in tlie file of
Pfc. K?nne4h A. Dowdle, son of
Mr. and Mrs. I. C.Dowdle, who
have received a message from him
thai he has arrived safely over
seas and is well and happy
Pfc. Willard B. Sanders, of the
Army Air Corps, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. B. Sanders of Franklin,
is stationed in Trinad, British
West Indes. He enlisted Novem
ber 22, 194-1.
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NEWS IN 7 DAYS
FROM FOREIGN FRONT
Miss May belle Bryant has heard
from her brother. Bill Bryant,
?omewhere in North Africa, say
ing h# was well and had been
enjoying riding horseback where he
is stationed. He also said that he
was receiving the Franklin Press
Miss Bryant received the letter by
air mail, seven days after it was
Miss -Clyde Berry also receiv
ed ? letter from her cousin in
Australia, which arrived seven days
David Harrison Ammons, son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ammons, who
has been in the hospital for some
time at Robbins Field Georgia,
has been home on medical fur
Francis Testier, who has Iw-rti
serving in an engineering unit o>f
tl%e Army at Fort Bellevoir, Va.,
is visiting her mother, Mr*, Reba
Victory Book Campaign
Launched In Macon Co.
Recovering From Wound
In North Africa
We are happy to receive a letter
from Mrs. S. K. Crockett of Hazel
wood as we go to Press, givinv
definite information about their
son, Howe Taylor, who was recent
ly reported to have been wounded
^n North Africa.
Mrs. Crockett enclosed a copy
of Taylor's last letter, 'which will
be published in full ui next w.eek's
issue of the paper. It is a charming
letter, and in it he says, "My
wound is nearly healed over and
I am back with the company doing
Friends of Jolui Crawford, son
of Mrs. A. K. Higdon, will
be pleased to know that he
has been promoted to iirst lieu
tenant m the Army Air Corps.
He has been flight (instructor
since Last March, having been
made Flight Commander when sent
to Moore's Kield at McAllen, Tex
as. He is instructor of flying ca
dets in their advanced training
Major Gerald E. Lcdbetter, of
Newton Center Mass., Command
ing officer of the motor transport
district at Camp Edwards, Mass.,
has been promoted to Lieutenant.
Colonel. He is the son of Mr, and
Mrs. W. C Lcdbetter.
Pvt. Gene Bateman, of Camp
Sutton, spent Christmas with his
wife the former Miss Blanch*
Lcdbetter and his parents, Mr.i
and Mrs. T. A. Bateman.
Tech. Cpl. William Conley, who
spent a ten-day furlough with his.
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ingram Con
ley. racettfiy returned to Fort
Pvt. Bill Bell of Camp Carra
bell, Fla., is spending a few days
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Pfc. Cash B. Clark, of Sylvia and
Franklin, who is stationed at Bos
ton Airport, Boston, Mass. has
returned to camp after spending
a 15-day furlough with relatives
and friends. Pfc. Clark's brother,
Lyle F. Clark is vn the Army,
stationed at Walnut Creek Ark.
Pfc. Joe C. Bradley, son of Mrs.
S. E. Bradley of Otto, has re
turned to Fort Screven, Ga., after
spending a 10-day furlough with
He took his basic training at
Camp Wheeled Ga., and was trans
ferred to Fort Screven, Ga. He
has been in the service 4 months.
Ausborn C. Parker, son of W. V.
Parker of Franklin, Kt. 3, has
completed his course of studies at
Amarillo Army Air Field Texas
as an Aviation mechanic. His grad
uation from this technical school
fits him for airplane maintenance,
and has also thoroughly drilled
him in military tactics and defense,
with a course in physical training
that has coditioned him to meet
all requirements as an American
Pvt. Hayes Crisp of Gneiss is
now stationed at Fort Benning,
Pvt. Jim Passmore spent a fur
lough with his mother, Mrs. Tom
Passmore on Cartoogechaye.
Oscar P. Cross, son of William
F. Cross of Flats, has completed
a course at Amarillo Air Field,
Texas, in aviation mechanics and
has also been trained to meet all
requirements of an American sol
dier, according to an official an
nouncement received from the air
field public relations ofiicer.
CpL Norton of 513th Flexible
Gunnery, Training Squadron, Fos
ter Field, Texas, enlisted in the
Army in J ? uly, 1942.
?George Lyle Hunnicutt and
Charles R. Hunnicutt, sons of
Mrs. E. F. Hunnicutt, enlisted in
the Air forces last week. George
enlisted in the Navy on January
10, and is stationed at ithe Naval
Air 'Base at Jacksonville, Fla.
Charles left Saturday for the Army
Air Base at Nashville Tenn.
Mrs. Beatrice Watson left Wed
nesday for Daytona Beach, Fla.,
where ?he will take eight-weeks
training lor WAAC.
J- E. S. Thorpe Heada
J E. S. Thorpe will head the
1943 Victory Book Campaign which
was launched last week in Western
North Carolina by the Asheville
Citizen-Times. Miss Lassie Kelly
will assist Mr, Thorpe who re
quests that books be brought to ?
the Nantahala Power and Light
The books collected will b.e sent
to army and .navy centers m North
and South Carolina. Timely and
interesting books that men in the
armed forces will enjoy reading
The Citizen-Times has under
taken to collect books from the
depots in each community and
bring them to the campaign depot
in the Citizen-Times building in
Asheville. The entire campaign will
be compressed into two weeks,
ending Saturday, January 30.
Church** and CMil
Asked to Help
Mr. Thorpe And Miss Kelly re
quest all civic groups, clubs and
churches as well as individuals, ?o
respond to this call so that Praak
lin and Macon county may share
in thi9 service to our men in
camps in this area.
The books asked for in this
campaign are new timely, inter
esting books that the donors them
selves would enjoy. Readers are
asked to give books that they
want themselves and only books
that have value and quality..
Each book should be donated
with the same care and thought
as if it were a personal gift to
an individual soldier." is the stand
ard guage by which donors are
asked to test the kind of books
given. Recent books, "best sellers,"
in various fields? scientific, econ
omic political, adventure and
travel, as well as mystery thrill
ers, light fiction and stories of
thte war itself, are acceptable.
Book. Not Wanted
Definitely not wanted are books
of romance and adventure writ
ten in the style of 25 or 30 years
ago. Books that have gathered
dust on family shelves ar# not
All persons and organizations are
urged to respond promptly to this
,new opportunity to serve our
REMEMBER THE PLACE:?
Nantahala Power and Light
REMEMBER THE TIME:?
Before January 30.
Franklin P. T. A.
Hears Rev. P.H.Green On
"Education For Peace''
At the meeting of the Parent
Teacher association Monday, the
Rev. Philip Green presented the
subject of "Education for Peace"
in a thought-provoking way. Re
ferring to the recent book, "Edu
cation for Death", describing ed
ucational methods used by the
Nazis and Japanese in preparing
this generation for the war aims
of their military leaders, the speak
er placed over against it the Ideals
of democracy in education for
life, and the necessity of train
ing this generation to meet the
responsibility of buildng a tasting
peace for the whole world.
"We will win a military peace,
whether we win the peace that
comes after is problematical, he
said. Listing a few things that
will make for peace, he mentioned;
free trade, better distribution' of
raw materials, re habilitation of
the poor and depleted peoples,
helping to establish the four free
doms for other peoples; supervis
ing rebuilding of nations not; ready
to govern themselves, a compulsory
system to disarm the tirOrid, a
world police force. "Nationalism,
about the war, must go," the
the kind that has helped bring
speaker said, asserting that we
must educate ourselves to the idea
of a world union of interdepen
A chorus of high school girls,
directed by Mrs. Green and ac
companied by Barbara Stockton,
sang three great national hymns;
"The Marseillaise," "God Save th?
King" and "America the Beauti
The president, Mrs. Carl Slagle,
read the New Year's message o<
the President of the Parent^
Teacher association, and Mr. Pugh,
principal appealed for more inter
est in the school on the part of