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VOL LVIII? NO. 15
FRANKLIN. N. C., THURSDAY. APRIL IS, ltO
$2-00 PER YEAR *
Macon County Will Have
Nine Months School Term
The Macon County Board of
Education announced today that
the Board took action at a recent
meeting, passing a resolution that
Macon County would adopt the
nine months school term as pass
ed by the recent General Assem
bly. This pro^des (hat the state
will pay for the additional month,
leaving tHe adoption of the nine
months term optional with the
Thi9 measure will mean tfiat
Macon county students will not
be at the disadvantage of compet
ing with young people from coun
ties already having <Ke nine months
term or of crowding nine months
of work into the eigftit months
Completes Both Dockets
In Record Time
The April term of Superior
Court, presided over by th<e Hon.
5v J. Ervin of Morgan ton, com
pleted the criminal docket on
Monday. The civil docket was
moved up from Monday, April 19
to Thursday, April 15, and indi
cations were that 1hLs session
?would last only one day ? setting
a record for brevity.
No cases of major importance
came up. The case against Logan
Bryson charged with manslaughter
in connection with an automobile
accident was nol-prossed with leave.
A number of cases of assault with
deadly weapon, driving while in
toxicated and violation of liquor
laws were fined, given suspended
sentences or continued. Several
Announces New Hours
\ The Macon Coipity Ration
Board announces that new office
hours have been adopted as fc4-,
lows: 8:15- a. m. to 4:30 p. m.,
except Saturday, when the office
will dose at 1 :45 'p. m.
Kerosene users are notified not
to t?hrow away the stub of their
kerosene coupon books, as the stub
wilt have to be presented to get
it - renewed in th* period ending
Killed In Georgia While
Frank Mason, SS, farmer of
Dillafd, Ga., formerly of Macon
county, waskilled instantly Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the
mountains near Dillard.
Mason and his boother-in-taw, a
Mr. Parker, had cut a tree to
make hoards. They had sowed off
three blocks when the tree trunk
kicked bock and knocked Mason
against a rock, cutting off the top
of his bead.
A native of the Skeenah section
of Macon county, tie was the son
of Mm. Julia Anne Parker Mason
land the late Gingman Mason.
Surviving are the widow: four
sons, 'Elbert and Ellis of Canton
and U. L. and Eilmer of Dillard;
his mother, two brothers, arttt one
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at
Pleasant Hill Baptist church in
Me Skeenah section of Maoon
county. Officiating were the Rev.
Jantes I. Vinson, pastor, and the
Rev. J. F. Marchman. Burial was
in the church cemetery.
M. P. Corbin
Taken By Death
Word has .teen received th*t
Mack Priestly Corbin, 57, of Se
dro Wooley, Wash., ? native of
Jaokson county and the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Corbin, died
March 31. He married Miss Lil
lian tax-ton of Maoon county.
Th?y moyed to Sedro Wooley
about "two yeans ago, where fun
eral services and burial took
Surviving are the widow and
one daughter, June; four brothers,
T. G. of CuHasaja; W. L of Otto;
D. H. of Greybull, Wyoming, Pro
ileau of Jackson county; one sis
ter. Mn. L. B. Hifdon of A?be
Men In Service
Alex. Arnold, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Oscar C. Arnold of Ell i jay,
has been promoted from technician
f if tli gradf to fourth grade. He is
on duty at Base hospitaJ, Rattle
snake Momber liase, Pyote, Texas.
He is a graduate of Franklin
High school and Brevard college.
Harold Roper, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hyacinth Roper, who is with
the coast guard at Long Island, N.
Y., recently spent a ten-day fur
lough with his tamrly. Prior to
entering the service last September
he was employed in Raleigh. He
recently married Miss Helen De
Mr. and Mrs. Lowren McCon
netl of* Prentiss Wave received word
from their son, Pfc. Robert L.
McConnell, that he has arrived at
his port in the Pacific area.
His brotfver, Pvt. James B. Mc
Connell, htas been home ' on a
seven-day furlough visiting his
parents. He is stationed at Nash
Pfc. Harry Slagle, grandson of
Mrs. Henry Slagle and Mrs. Lee
Waldroop, with his mother, Mrs.
Hal Slagle of Randall, Washing
ton, who joined him here, arrived
tfiis week to visit relatives on his
way to the Greenville, S. C air
Pfc. Dover Shuler, stationed at
Fort Bragg, spent a few days with
hii parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C
Shuler of route 3.
Pvt. George W. Miller of Ohio,
volunteered (or service March 17
and is now stationed at Clearwa
ter, Fla. He is the son of Mrs.
Riffie A. Miller of Franklin and
the late Rynum Miller.
Pfc. George C Gray, son of Mr.
Mid Mrs. J. S. Gray of Route 2,
has finished his basic training for
Airnlane Mechanic at Guliiport
Field, Miss., and has been sent
to Lore n do, Texas.
Ray Barnard of the U. S. Navy
is spending a few days with tlis
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Bar
nard, Route 3.
Pfc. John D. Crisp, son of Mt.
And Mrs. J. E. Crisp of Cullasa
jo, wan graduated as an airplane
medhanic on April 3, from Kees
ler Field's B-24 (Liberator Bomb
er) School, a unit of the Army
1 Air Force I Technical Traninj
AIL WE ,
ASK OF YOU
Macon Co. Passes $20,000
Mark In Wn L x>an Drive
There wiU be a big rally <Sn
the square in front of the ooort
house on Saturday afternoon *t
3 o'clock in the interest of W
War Loon Drive, Mrs. John Ar
cher, chairman of the Women's
division, has announced.
Sales of bonds in the county
are reported to have reached $20,
000 towards Macon's quota of
Mrs. Archer and Mts. Florence
Sherrill, who is co-chairman in
charge of rural district*, announce
that sales in rural areas wHl be
made by mail carriers and at
booths set up in stores of the
11 townnships of the oounty. These
will be open on Sun (by, April U
and May 1. Sales of stamps and
bonds will also be made at the
schools until 4hey dose. '
Marvin Conley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Conley, stationed at
Nashville, Tenn., is visiting here
Pvt. Dewey Holland fan return
ed to Fort Benning after attending
a six-day leave with his wife and
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
Holland of Gneiss.
Pvt. Frfrt Sweatman, son of Joe
Sweatman and the late Mrs.
Sweatman of Route 1, is now
stationed at Camp Hathaway, Van
Bernard Poliakoff, has bqrn com
missionedn a second lieutenant in
the U. S. Marine Corps and will
undergo the final phases of offi
cers' training course at Quantico,
Lieut. Poliakoff of is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Poliakoff of
Franklin. He is a graduate of the
law school of the University of
Owlet Lewis Pat ton, son of R.
A. Pat ton, has entered the class
ification center?in NashevMle, Tenn.
This is the first step in a train
ing program that will eventually
graduate Cadet Patton as a com
missioned officer with wings in
the Armed Air Force*.
First Lieut. John L. Crawford,
instructor in wiation at Moore
FieM, Minion, Tezas, and Mrs.
Crawford, arrived this week to
visit Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Higdon.
This is Mrs. Crawford's lirst visit
to her husband's home.
Fred C. Vaufijlum, fortner em
ployee of the Nanthhala Power &
Light Co, has been awarded his
ntsrvi.Tator** wings at an Army Air
Force school in Texas. He has been
sent to San Marso*. T?*?, u an
kCS For W. N, C
Ruth J. Merryless, recruiting
aSictr for the WAACS who comes
each Tuesday to Franklin with
headquarters ?t the Fiances Shop,
hots received many inquiries in
regard tn the requirements for
It has been announced by Capt.
James H. Donaldson of the re
cruiting office in AshevHle that
a Western North Carolina Platoon
will be formed and it is hoped
that Macon county will furnish its
quota of women to serve in the
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
Full information will be given
in next week's issue.
Pvt. Paul A. Bel ford of Fort
Bragg has spent a 3-day leave with
his wife at Pr*ntiss. He has been
in tfce service two months.
Lieut.-Gom. T. D. Slagle, "Doc
tor Dick" to his many friends
here, son of Mrs. Henry Slagle
of Cartoogechaye of the U. S.
Navy and formerly of Puerto Rica,
came in unexpectedly with Mrs.
Slagle and their two children on
Monday for a brief visit. The fam
ily is living at Chapel Hill while
Lieut. Slagle is stationed on a
transport on the Atlantic.
Capt. Riley Watts, T.ech/Sth
grade of Paratroops, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Willie Watts of Gneiss,
who is stationed at Fort Bragg,
was home on furlough last week.
? ? ?
John W. Fox, who has been
assistant editor with the Agricul
tural Extension Service in Raleigh
for over four years, has bee n com- J
missioned a lieutenant in the U.S.
Naval Reserve He imported to
Fort Schuyler, N. Y. in March
and wiH be asstgnad to audio
visual work in the Navy. Lieut.
Fox is the grandson of Mrs. John
WHlis of Franklin and has many
Sgt. Kenneth Cruse, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. G. Cruse of Cartoo
gechaye, is home for a 10-day
furlough and will return to Camp
Howzw, Texas, on April 21. Sgt.
Cruse wears two medals? one for
sharpAooting and one for expert
rifle ahooting. He entered the ser
ice over two years ago.
Sgt. Harvy Bateman, son of C
L. Bateman of Iotfe, of Camp
Hoaze, Texas, is home on fur
Wwken la a
_aM7 bed q a wy tow,
false <MC leading to tka par
offloe. Ob It is toaerlb?4.
?*?? will toara to dack lew
?r V m ???'? Buy a
The Franklin High Finals
Next Sunday And Monday
?* Red Cross
Exceed* Quota With More
Than $3,800 In Hand
he Macon County Red Cross
Chapter has exceeded its quota of
$3,650 for the War Drive with
over $3,800 in hand. Rev. P. H.
Green, county chairman announc
In a letter to all who helped
actively to naise the fund signed
by Chm Green and Rev. A. Rufus
Morgan, War Drive Chm., the fol
lowing message of appreciation was
"The fine work of committees
and canvassers has made possible
the success onf tlhe 1!M3 War Fund
Drive. We thank you most cordially
for your part in it. The spirit of
determination and enthusiasm
which has characterised you and
your workers has been a joy to
the entire chapter."
The following is a. list erf coun
ty workers and donations:
Clark s Chapel : Mrs. RusseH
Cab* and Edith Brown, $31.45;
Cartoogechaye : Mrs. Carl Slagle,
Mrs. Earl Harrison, Mrs John
Smith, Mrs. Nannie Roane, and
Miss Esther Seay and Mrs. Alice
Ray, $162.30; Holly Springs : Cal
He Deal and Hallie Cabe, $50.50;
Cullasaja: Mrs. C. T. Bryson, $27.
25; EHijay: Mrs. P. N Moses, Mrs.
S. J. Smith, Mrs. Albert Rogers,
$30.05; Gneiss : S^rs. Ella P*ek,
$5.50; Pine Grove: Mrs T. T.
Henderson, $39.75; Oak Grove :
Mrs Turner Breeeflove, Miss Ver
non Bradley, Mrs. Dwight Par
riih, $22.50; Cowee : Mrs. Frank
Gibson, $WH* ? CtlMUHbi iiiuiij -.
Mrs. Weaver Gibson, $15.39; Hick
ory KnoH: Mrs. J. S. Gray, Mrs.
A. F. Khnsey, $17 50; Watauga :
Mrs. Jeter Higdon, Mrs. Parks
Brendle, $25.25; lotto: Mrs. Law
rence RanJspy, $48.05 ; Mrs. Ralph
West, $13.7yj~ Mrs. J. C. Myers,
$13 54; Tellico: Mrs. Robert Ram
sey, $48.48; Nantahala: Mrs. Fred
Babbington, $20.00; Otter Creek:
Mrs. Britt May, $14.50; Otlo: Mrs.
W. M. Parrish, $184.05; Gold Mine:
Mrs. Myrtle F. Keened, $24.51 ;
Burningtown : Mrs Robert Par
rish, $6.45; Olive hill: Mrs. Le
land Roper, $16.10; Union: Mrs.
J. W. Addington, 25.50; Tessenta:
A. C Patterson, Mrs. Jim Justice,
$8.75; Scaly: Mrs. / J *N. Fisher,
$14.00; Patton: Mrs. Ucona Dun
can, $10.00; Curb Market of Home
Demonstration Clubs, $5.00; Total,
Chamber Of Commerce,
Rotary And Lions
To Have Dinner Meet
The Chamber of Commerce, the
Lions and the Rotary Club will
have a joint dinner meeting on
Monday evening, April 2f>, to make
plans for the coming season. The
place of meeting and the speakers
will be announced next week.
At Macon Theatre
The commencement exercises of
the Franklin High School will he
gin on Sunday evening, April lfc,
at 7:30 o'clock, wKcn the Bacca
laureate sermon will be preadhed
by the Rev. A. Rufus Morgan. The
invocation and benediction Will be
given by the Rev. Philip H.
Grcven ; the Rev. J. L. Stokes II
will read the Scripture lesson and
the Rev. J. F. March man will of
fer a prayer. The music will be
directed by Mrs. Henry W. Cabe,
with the congregation joining in
the hymn, "Holy, Holy, Holy f"
The graduating exercises will be
heW in the High Sdhool Auditor
ium of the evening of Monday,
April 19. Barbara Stockton, who
led her dass with a four-year
scholarship average of 92.7, will
deliver the valedictory, and Betty
Horsley, daughter of Mr. ami Mrs.
H. T. Horsley, will deliver the
saiutatory. Her average was 92.1.
Louise Wiiliains, Clrll Bryant,
Harry Kinsland and Virginia Far
mer, other honor students, will
J. F. Pugh, principal, will an
nounce the awards and G. L.
Houk, superintendent, will confer
A complete list of this year's
graduates will aipwar in next
"People Wag Their
Tongues Too Much"
? Major G;n. Strong
Th? war department's chief
kn tell i fence officer told the
were failing to five a Jdhii am
even break against the euaiiy
"becaute fui will not keep ywr
The Assertion wu made by
Mai- Gen. Georfe V. Strong,
assistant chief of staff, intM
fsnce, who twee ned sguost As
dnwiiig assignments of individ
"Of course, jOu, individual^,
bare not dhmlged any secrets
or tipped off any surprises. Bat
here is what Kaa bppsosd:
"Ysto told meral people wfc?4
division your sees ?or brother is
in and where he is located errer
seas. Pretty soon the wbA
community knows it. An enemy
s^ent picks up the inforaatfton
and passes it en to his intelli
gence They paksnce ess it be
cause it is the last bit of in
formation they needed to defin
itely locate an entire U. S. di
vision. That division was there
for a carefully planned attack
but sow a vital operation has
been ruined because you talked."
A single night raid of 1,000 bom
bers oves thje Rhirveland calls f or
$375,000 worth of gasoline plus a
million dollars for bombs# dropped,
and an average of 11 million dol
lars as the cost of planes Tas>t
through enemy action.
Clyde Hoey To Speak At
15-County Bond Rally
To Open In A* hear Bldg.
On April 23
A health center will be opened
in the Health Department office,
located in the Ash ear Bldg., on
April 25 a3 at 1 JO p. m This
Health Center will be held each
4tfh Friday ci the month.
The object of the Health Center
will be to maintain and improve
the health of the community:
1. By aiding in keeping well
babies well by regular checkups
2. By regularly checking the
condition of expectant mothers.
3. By immunizing children
agsynst communicable diseases ;
diphtheria, smallpox, whooping
cough, ?te. .
Condition it found requiring treat
ment will be referred to the fam
Healtlh Center clinics will be
conducted by Dr. M. B. H. Mich
?1, AftittMt District Health Of
flctr, ? -
Memorial Service F or
Men Who Have Giv.-n
Ex-Governor Clyde R. Hoey,
slate chairman of the second war
loan drive, wiM speak at a, 15
county mlly at WaynesvilVe, Mon
day Cyening, \pril 19, at the
oourtlhouse ait 8 o'clock. The
gathering will be in the nature
of a memorial service for all
men who have lost their livfs in
this war and their families will be
given special recognition in the
W. Curtis Russ, of ttie Waynes
sville Mountaineer, has sent a
special wire extending an invita
tion to the people of Maoon county
and especially to those whose rel
atives have given their lives. *n?
name<i of afi men will be read
during fhe service.
Th* names of Pvt. John C. Hen
ry, Pvt. Harold Dalrymple and
Pyt. GradV Brendle have been
suit to the ooenmittte.